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Bea Arthur
insidesocal.com

Goodbye to a Golden Girl

She had already enjoyed success on the stage by the time she became an even bigger star in midlife, thanks to ground-breaking television roles in “Maude” and “The Golden Girls.” Following the news of her death on Saturday, Bea Arthur was remembered for her distinctive style, her talent and her game-changing performances on stage and screen.

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An Obituary for the Free Press

A leading Los Angeles religious figure blasts media irresponsibility at a memorial service for one of the Los Angeles Times’ top editors, Anthony Day.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 READ MORE


sopranos
whpsocal.blogspot.com

‘Don?t Stop ? ’ —David Chase?s Maddening ‘Sopranos’ Finale

Of all the endings that “Sopranos” aficionados may have anticipated, Sunday night’s series finale probably defied almost of all their expectations, for better or for worse.  Judging by the fans’ reactions on the HBO site that night, “for worse” may be the majority opinion.  Contributor Sheerly Avni weighs in on the controversial send-off of Tony and his famigliaWarning:  Spoiler alert.

Posted on Jun 11, 2007 READ MORE


Bush's comma

Stewart Unloads on Bush’s ‘Comma’ Remark

Bush’s remark about the current bloodshed in Iraq simply representing a “comma” in the country’s history is fast becoming infamous. Stewart has a hilarious take on where, exactly, we might find that comma….

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Snow and O'Brien

Snow on Foley: ‘Simply Naughty E-Mails’

Watch as the White House flack does his best to shield the GOP leadership from the fallout of the Foley page scandal.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Al Franken and Tony Blankley

Franken Flays Blankley

“Air America” host Al Franken nails Washington Times editor Tony Blankley for
misleading readers about an editorial he wrote on Richard Clarke and terrorism. Blankley can only sputter.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Tony

Sen. Graham: White House Coerced Lawyers on Torture Letter

GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham is telling reporters that White House officials effectively forced military lawyers to sign a letter supporting President Bush’s new legislation on harsh interrogation tactics—after the lawyers previously testified publicly against those measures.

  • Watch the video.
  • Andrew Sullivan called the move “breathtaking and shameless.”
  • This article gives needed background to this complicated issue.

  • Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Tony Snow

    Snow Almost Doesn’t Bother Lying

    Asked whether Bush still thinks there was a relationship between Hussein and Al Qaeda honcho Al Zarqawi, White House spokesman Tony Snow nearly admitted the absence of such a relationship, but then said one existed because Zarqawi “operated” in Iraq. But as ThinkProgress points out, that’s like saying America had a “relationship” with the Unabomber because he was ?operating? in the United States.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Blair Chats Up Olmert and Abbas

    Tony Blair has been busy, meeting with both Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert in recent days?all while fending off controversy at home over when he?ll step down.  For their part, the Palestinian president and Israeli prime minister have agreed to meet with each other.

    Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


    UK’s Blair to Resign in 2007, Says Paper

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told aides that he will step down as the leader of his party on May 31, 2007, and resign as prime minister on July 26, according to the British tabloid The Sun. He had already announced he would not seek a fourth term in office, but this is the first news of a specific resignation date.

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart Rips Into Tony Snow on Israel

    The White House spokesman claimed that people wouldn’t forget that Hezbollah sent rockets into people’s living rooms. Stewart countered: “Tony, we were the ones putting rockets in their living rooms. We sold them to Israel and they were the ones who shot ‘em.”

    Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘Yo Bush!’ Tony Blair Mocked as U.S. Poodle

    Responding to Monday’s “open mike” incident in Russia, The Guardian said Blair “all but offers to carry [Condoleezza Rice’s] bags” to the Middle East (Bush denied him), revealing Blair’s subservient role in the relationship. (article, British press reactions)

  • Not to mention the fact that Bush carried on the conversation about one of the most dangerous powder kegs in the world while chewing with an open mouth and barely looking at Blair.
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    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Makes a Prophetic Bush-Merkel Sexual Joke

    “The Daily Show” host was just being playful last night when he joked that President Bush could have been caught on the open mike talking about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “camel toe” (a lewd sexual reference). But in light of the just-publicized unsolicited massage Bush gave to Merkel, Stewart is looking prophetic all of a sudden.

    Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Reverend Tony Campolo
    From CBS

    Religious Left Leader: Jesus Was Mum on Gays, Abortion

    “Jesus never said one word about homosexuality, never said one word about civil marriage or abortion,” said a prominent religious left leader in an article about religious progressives trying to regain the political ground they lost after the MLK Jr. era. (h/t: Huff Po)

  • The mixing of religion and politics is a bad idea regardless of the ideological slant. But until Sam Harris wins that argument… (more)

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Helen Thomas and Jon Stewart

    Helen Thomas Chides Tony Snow on ‘Daily Show’

    The first lady of White House correspondents tells Jon Stewart that Tony Snow yelled at her because she called him “a Johnny-come-lately.” (via Huff Po)

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Ava Lowery

    The Power of a 15-Year-Old Peace Activist

    Ava Lowery, a home-schooled teenager from Alabama, has made over 70 antiwar animations, gaining her national attention in The New York Times,  on CNN and in the progressive blogosphere. Check out her response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow’s “it’s a number” comment about U.S. deaths in Iraq.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Caught in Lie About Snow Resignation

    Bush’s spokesman tacitly admitted that Bush lied to the press about the timing of Treasury Secretary John Snow’s departure in order not to upset the markets.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    White House in Disarray Over English Language Directive

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claims that Bush has never supported making English the national language, but White House Press Secretary Tony Snow just said the opposite. (And the Senate just voted to make it so.)

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Tony Snow
    From ThinkProgress

    Answering His First Question, Tony Snow Misleads Press

    Amazing. (Or maybe not.) The new White House press secretary (a former Fox News host) kicked off his tenure with a misleading statement about Bush and the NSA program.

    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Rumor: Tony Blair Will Step Down

    The British leader has been battered in the polls as of late, and in the UK it’s a lot easier to remove a head of government than it is here. AMERICAblog has the gossip (and that’s all it is now.)

    Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


    White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
    AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

    Snow Melts at Debut ‘Gaggle’

    New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stumbled a bit during his first briefing, but also came off as refreshingly candid. “I’m not even going to try to fake it,” he told one reporter.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Mark Danner
    From MarkDanner.com

    Mark Danner Waves the Smoking Gun

    New Yorker staff writer and Berkeley professor Mark Danner has a new book exploring America’s scandalous indifference to the Downing Street Memo—the “smoking gun” that all but proves Bush was set on going to war in Iraq eight months before the actual invasion.

  • Read the Buzzflash interview

  • Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


    The Decider

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    Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Fox News’ Tony Snow is Likely New Bush Spokesman

    No, it shouldn’t be surprising that Bush is reportedly picking from the ranks at Fox News for a replacement for McClellan. More interesting, perhaps, is what Snow has said about Bush in the past: “An Embarrassment,” “Impotent,” “Doesn?t Seem To Mean What He Says.”

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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