Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Genetically Modified foods should be labeled…

…we have a right to know what we are eating, and the right to refuse to eat GMO foods.

Just Label It! We have the right to know.

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Watching Mitt getting “endorsed” by Republicans who don’t really mean it.

Michelle Bachmann endorsed Mitty today… the same Michelle Bachmann who, just before she dropped out of the primaries, when asked if Romney could beat Obama, said “No.”

Then there’s Newt’s endorsement who, when asked if Romney was conservative enough, could only say “compared to Obama?”

And Santorum, who kept saying Obama needs to be beaten and was told by a reporter “That sounds like an endorsement for Romney.” Santorum said, “…if you take it that way.”

Why do the people he ran against hate him so much… why the bitterness? The main reason is that Republicans don’t really believe Mitty stands for anything. They think he’s a fake (or as Chris Matthews says “An empty suit trying to look like a conservative.”

Judging by the former Bush employees who he has lined up to work for him across the board, it’s W’s ideas he will most likely be bringing us if elected.

Gee, Another neocon-ish guy.

Let’s take us backward (hey, good slogan for Mitt, as long as Barack is using Forward.)

Chip Kidd speaks at TED

The famous book designer discusses the things a book designer does:

 

Best quote:

“Let’s see you do that on a Kindle.”

The Scream sold for $119.9 Million… to who?

(whom?)

A while ago I wrote about the pastel version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” going up for auction and its value sat at $40 million. Well, it turns out that a figure like that was poscket change.

Sotheby’s took around 12 minutes to auction the piece off for close to $120 Million to someone on the phone. Who? Rumors were circulating that it was financier Leonard Blavatnik, the Microsoft tycoon Paul Allen or members of the Qatari royal family. It was not, as was hoped, a public museum.

Looks like this image will disappear into the mystery area of private collecting, not to be seen again for some time.

Historic Movie Trivia

Just discovered this while doodling through “Letters of Note“:

In September of 1959, as he began to assemble a cast and crew for the first James Bond movie, Ian Fleming sent the following telegram to fellow novelist Eric Ambler, and asked him to find out whether his friend, Alfred Hitchcock, would like to direct. Hitchcock, who had recently wowed audiences with his action-packed thriller, North by Northwest, soon turned down the offer and, thankfully, chose to bring Psycho to the big screen instead. The Bond treatment in question wasn’t used until the year after, at which point Fleming turned it into the novel, Thunderball.

Interesting.

Romney has meeting (off the record) with Conservative Press.

This from Alan Colmes:

Did you know you can get your own life size cardboard cut-out Mitt? It has the same political insight as the real candidate.

Mitt Romney and wife Ann met for two hours Wednesday with several dozen conservative bloggers, reporters and columnists in an off-the-record gathering at a private Washington, D.C., club, according to attendees…

The attendees came from numerous conservative sites and right-of-center publications, including National Review, Daily Caller, American Spectator, Washington Examiner, Right Wing News, Powerline, Townhall, Ace of Spades, Rhiel World View, WorldNetDaily, and Pajamas Media. RNC chairman Reince Preibus also attended.

The message was that Romney would not get a fair shake from the mainstream media and was counting on support from conservative media.

This seems to be print media only… I don’t see Fox News or any of the conservative AM radio stations on the list. Of course it is questionable whether Obama will get a “fair shake” from these guys.

“Fair shakes” don’t seem to be major campaign ideals.

And now a word from Betty White…

 

…and the Republicans are waging war on women? Do they know what they are getting into?