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November 15, 2008 Posted by | Animals, Barack Obama, Books, Cult, Current Events, Election 2008, Entertainment, Environment, Florida, Fun Stuff, Health, Helpful Resources, Humor, Iraq, John McCain, Letters to the Editor, Magazines, Military & War, Money, Movies, Music, News, News of the Wierd, Newspaper, Politics, Radio, Random, Religion, Rhode Island, Sarah Palin, Shopping, Sirius, Sirius Radio, Sports, Tampa Tribune, Television, Uncategorized, Utah, Utne, XM, XM Radio | Leave a comment

Sirius XM satellite radio announces programming changes effective 12 Nov 08

Sirius XM satellite radio today announced programming changes affecting XM radio receivers at 12am ET on 12 Nov 2008.  The changes are a result of the recent merger between the two companies and the resulting duplication of music broadcast on the two subscriber services.

Prior to the programming changes, duplicate genre music was being broadcast by Sirius and XM and this added significant cost to the Sirius XM financial bottom line.  The programming changes resulted in many on air jocks being released from both companies.  The changes allow the new company to eliminate content duplication while adding new channels without changing the cost to individual subscribers.

View the new XM channel lineup (color graphic):

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XM new channel lineup (list version)

XM new channel lineup FAQ

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November 11, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, News, Radio, Random, Sirius, Sirius Radio, XM, XM Radio | 1 Comment

White House unveils new presidential seal day after election

The left won because the right is wrong.  Get over it and embrace change.

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November 5, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Election 2008, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Random, Sarah Palin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin prank call – Listen Here

Listen to the prank call here. It’s an MP3 file (1.4kb) and it runs 6 minutes.

The McCain-Palin campaign has had it’s embarasing moments in the last two months but the latest incident demonstrates exactly why they will lose the election. Quite simply, it’s gross incompetence.

The incident happened Saturday when well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel made a prank call to McCain’s running mate, Gov Sarah Palin on her personal cell phone.  Known as the Masked Avengers, the two are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state.  The pranksters posed as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and for 6 minutes they kept Palin on the phone until they told her it was a joke.

All I can say is yeah…she’s ready to be Vice President…NOT!!!

Below is the AP news article. The best sentence is the last one from Obama’s campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs.  “I’m glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama.”

Palin takes prank call from fake French president
By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press Writer

TORONTO – Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call Saturday from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and telling her she would make a good president someday.

“Maybe in eight years,” replies a laughing Palin.

The Republican vice presidential nominee discusses politics, the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy’s “beautiful wife,” in a recording of the six-minute call released Saturday and set to air Monday on a Quebec radio station.

Palin campaign spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt confirmed she had received the prank call.

“Governor Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy and other celebrities, in being targeted by these pranksters. C’est la vie,” she said.

The call was made by a well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel. Known as the Masked Avengers, the two are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state.

Audette, posing as Sarkozy, speaks in an exaggerated French accent and drops ample hints that the conversation is a joke. But Palin seemingly does not pick up on them.

He tells Palin one of his favorite pastimes is hunting, also a passion of the 44-year-old Alaska governor.

“I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun,” the fake Sarkozy says.

He proposes they go hunting together by helicopter, something he says he has never done.

“Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we’re getting work done,” Palin counters. “We can kill two birds with one stone that way.”

The comedian jokes that they shouldn’t bring Cheney along on the hunt, referring to the 2006 incident in which the vice-president shot and injured a friend while hunting quail.

“I’ll be a careful shot,” responds Palin.

Playing off the governor’s much-mocked comment in an early television interview that she had insights into foreign policy because “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska,” the caller tells her: “You know we have a lot in common also, because … from my house I can see Belgium.”

She replies: “Well, see, we’re right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes.”

When Audette refers to Canadian singer Steph Carse as Canada’s prime minister, Palin replies: “Well, he’s doing fine and yeah, when you come into a position underestimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder.” Canada’s prime minister is Stephen Harper.

Palin praises Sarkozy throughout the call and also mentions his wife Carla Bruni, a model-turned-songwriter.

“You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife,” Palin says. “Oh my goodness, you’ve added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.”

The Sarkozy impersonator tells Palin his wife is “so hot in bed” and then informs her that Bruni has written a song for her about Joe the Plumber entitled “Du rouge a levres sur une cochonne” — which translates as “Lipstick on a Pig.”

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama derided his Republican challenger John McCain’s call for change in Washington as “lipstick on a pig,” days after Palin made a lipstick joke at the Republican convention. The McCain-Palin campaign then released an ad implying Obama was calling Palin a pig with that remark.

The caller asks Palin if Joe the Plumber is her husband and adds: “We have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France. It’s called Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit.”

He also tells the Alaska governor that he loved the “documentary” made about her and referred to a pornographic film with a Palin look-alike made by Hustler founder Larry Flynt.

She answers tentatively, “Ohh, good, thank you, yes.”

The callers then reveal the prank and identify themselves and their radio station.

“Ohhh, have we been pranked?” Palin asks before handing the phone to an aide who ends the call.

Obama’s campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs, commenting on the prank, said: “I’m glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama.”

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Election 2008, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, News of the Wierd, Politics, Sarah Palin | Leave a comment

What if we had a McCain vs. Obama Dance-Off?

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Election 2008, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Random, Sarah Palin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SNL Mark Wahlberg – Andy Samberg talk to animals video

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The report is Mark Wahlberg will apprear on SNL tonight (18 Oct) to confront Andy Semberg about the “talks to animals skit”.  Visit the link below to watch the original SNL skit and watch Wahlbergs reaction on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

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And this is the picture from the 18 Oct skit. Click the picture to visit the video gallery.

October 18, 2008 Posted by | Animals, Current Events, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, Random, Television, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

New McCain attack ad tries to link Barack Obama with Al Capone

What will the McCain-Palin campaign think of next?

October 16, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Random, Sarah Palin | 2 Comments

Sean Puff Daddy Combs mocks Sarah Palin “she scares me”

This is hilarious yet truly scary.

October 3, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Sarah Palin | 2 Comments

Senator McCain caught staring at Sarah Palin’s Boobs

Now we know why Senator John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his V.P.  Despite her lack of experience and having only met her once (Washington meeting of the National Governors Association in February), apparently John is obsessed with her boobs…on national TV no less.  14 times in 2 minutes 44 seconds he is caught staring at her chest.  Also, at the 27-30 second point of this clip, McCain laughs and points at a supporter holding up a sign reading “shut-up Sarah and get back in the kitchen.”  National Organization for Women spokeswoman, Nancy Steller says the incident is absolutely shocking behavior for a Presidential nominee.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Current Events, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Sarah Palin | 11 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI reacts to gift during six-day visit to U.S.

Jack Manson
Associated Pass Writer

Pope Benedict XVI reacts to a his gift from a Catholic Church group in Washington, D.C. during his recent six-day visit to the United States. According to a person attending the event, the church group gave His Holiness 50 underage male virgins, one for each of the 50 states of America. Despite outrage from child advocacy and sexual assault victim advocates, a church spokesman said there was no concern the Pope or his staff would abuse the children. “The Catholic Church has shown its remorse and eternal sadness for the abuse of thousands of underage boys by hundreds of priests in the U.S. and around the world” said Michael Sloan, spokesman from the Holy Trinity Parish in the District of Columbia.

The Pope looks overly excited at the gift if you ask me

Freedom From Religion Foundation:

April 23, 2008 Posted by | Cult, Current Events, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Humor, News, News of the Wierd, Newspaper, Religion, Uncategorized | 3 Comments