Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

New: Online scrapbooking

I found this new website called Scrap Blog.  I haven’t figured it out entirely yet, but it is an online multimedia scrapbooking site where you can create your own pages using your pictures and photos, with stickers, themes, different colored backgrounds, so forth.  There is a video tour to tell you all about it. 

See:  http://www.scrapblog.com/ and check it out.

Posted:  01.28.09

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Stop the “Stimulus” plan! (Update)

…..only $90 billion out of $825 billion, or about 12 cents of every $1, is for something that can plausibly be considered a growth stimulus. And even many of these projects aren’t likely to help the economy immediately.

Read this from the Wall Street Journal for an overview of this almost trillion dollar spending plan they are trying to shove down our throats.

A few examples of what’s in this bill:

150 million to Acorn
4.8 million polar bear exhibit at the Providence, RI Zoo
$1.5 million water ride in Miami, FL.
$20 million minor league baseball museum in Durham, North Carolina;
$6.1 million for corporate jet hangars at the Fayetteville, Arkansas
$20 million for renovations at the Philadelphia Zoo;
$1.5 million program to reduce prostitution in Dayton, Ohio.
hundreds of millions for the ‘arts’
$500 million for global warming research

I am watching CSPAN debates on this bill in the U.S. House and I just heard someone  say that this bill will cost OVER $200,000 TO CREATE ONE JOB.

UPDATED:  WASHINGTON – In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.

The vote was 244-188, with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support. Eleven Democrats voted against the measure, while no Republicans supported it.

Borrowed money, all, with interest!!  Thank you, House Republicans for voting against this.  The democrats own this one lock, stock, and barrel.

Of the Democrats, 11 voted against the measure. Among them: Allen Boyd, D-Fla., Bobby Bright, D-Ala., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Parker Griffith, D-Ala., Paul Kanjorski, D-Penn., Frank M. Kratovil, D-Md., Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, John E. Peterson, D-Penn., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

Posted:  01.28.09


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Jason Wu was “over the moon”

MINUTES before Jason Wu was to become famous as the 26-year-old designer of  Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown, he ordered a pepperoni and mushroom pizza from Domino’s at his apartment in Midtown, then sat down with his boyfriend, Gustavo Rangel, and a neighbor to watch the festivities on television.

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“It’s difficult to describe,” Mr. Wu said the next afternoon, after appearing on the morning shows and talking endlessly about the symbolism of the dress, the color and the selection of a designer barely known outside the fashion beltway. “I was over the moon. I know I am an unusual choice for a first lady. I didn’t think it was my turn yet.” NYT article “The Spotlight Finds Designer, Jason Wu”.

Did the New York Times out Jason Wu?

the-dress <<<The Dress

Posted:  01.28.09

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Fox News Channel #1 total viewers for 85th consecutive month

Tuesday, January 27th, from Media Bistro/TVNewser:

Fox News Channel was once again the top rated cable news network in January, its 85th consecutive month in first place in Total Viewers. It also was #1 in the A25-54 demo during prime time. Fox News was also the 3rd ranked network on all of cable in prime time, and 6th in total day.

The O’Reilly Factor finished January as the top cable news program, its 98th consecutive month in that position. It also gained viewership year-to-year (up 20% in Total Viewers and 17% in the A25-54 demo). The Factor and America’s Newsroom (9-11amET) averaged more Total Viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

Posted: 01.28.09

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