Archive for the ‘News’ Category

It’s time for the Westminster Dog Show!

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It’s the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.  One of my favorite things to watch on TV.  I’ve missed this program only one time in all the years that USA has been showing it.

Tune in to USA and CNBC for all the live coverage on Monday and Tuesday night … Feb. 15 & 16.

This years favorite for Best in Show seems to be Sadie, a Scottish Terrier.  Last year Stump, a Sussex Spaniel took the top honor.  Two years ago it was Uno, a Beagle.  Who could forget that adorable little dog …. he was just wonderful!

UNO Best in Show 2008

Image: Uno

USA Network and CNBC will be home to The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Pedigree®, for the 27th consecutive year in 2010. USA Network and CNBC airs exclusive live coverage from Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 15, and USA Network airs exclusive live coverage on Tuesday, February 16.
Schedule
NIGHT 1:
Monday, February 15
Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
8-9 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network
9-11 p.m. (ET) live on CNBC
NIGHT 2:
Tuesday, February 16
Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show
8-11 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network
Breed judging highlight videos are available throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday on the Westminster Web site. These highlights will be available after the show, as well.

Top 100 Web Sites of 2009

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Two sources for the Top 100

PCmag.com

Time.com

Some I agree with , most of them I don’t!

25 Best Blogs 2009

Time.com

The Huffington Post???  give me a break ……

The Day’s First Stop Is Online

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I will be the first to admit that I check email and news sites before I do anything else in the morning.  Most of time I don’t even wait until I get out of bed to do it either.  I will roll over and boot up the laptop ….. then I get up and make coffee.  On the way to the kitchen, I boot up the desktop if I turned it off the night before.

The article by the New York Times is quite an interesting read.  It made me think about what I did before the “computer age”.  You know, I can’t even remember.  I suppose I turned on the trusty TV to find out what had happened over night …… those days are long gone and have been for many years.

Read the article HERE

OBAMA/KENNEDY

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The “anointed one” is giving that fat old bastard  a “Presidential Medal of Freedom”!    The ballooned faced drunken moron is nothing more than a MURDERER!  How can this happen?  What about Mary Jo Kopechne?  Her birthday was July 26.  She died on July 18, 1969, 40 yrs. ago.  Did we hear her name mentioned by the MSM?  Of course we didn’t.  The young woman was left to die when Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down.  The “drunk” left her there to die.

BO is a racist and TK is a murderer but the MSM will bend over backwards to paint both of them as “gods”.  Naturally the “fat boy teddy” had to have some kind of payback for supporting BO during the campaign.

Do you think old teddy is suffering with brain-cancer?  His suffering will only begin when he finally bites the dust.

“MAY YOU ROT IN HELL, TEDDY”  …. that is your payback for murdering a young woman.

This is the  most disgusting article that I’ve ever read.

ABC and NBC Jump to Herald Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Picks

By Brent Baker | July 30, 2009 – 21:08

When Obama does it, it’s news. ABC and NBC on Thursday night made time to highlight who President Barack Obama will bestow with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in two weeks — on Wednesday, August 12. Both started with Senator Ted Kennedy. On ABC’s World News, which never touted President George W. Bush’s picks in advance, fill-in anchor Elizabeth Vargas trumpeted:

The White House announced that Senator Ted Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, will be among sixteen people given the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom next month. President Obama said he’s honoring Kennedy and the other recipients for their contributions as agents of change. Among the other medal winners are tennis great Billie Jean King, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and physicist Stephen Hawking.

Found on NEWSBUSTERS.org

Guiding Light is over ….

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Guiding Light is currently in its final season on CBS, as the THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS network announced on April 1, 2009 that due to low ratings the series was being canceled. The final episode is scheduled to air on September 18, 2009. Series producer Procter & Gamble Productions has said that they are not going to give up on the series and are exploring other options, including cable networks (a move similar to the one employed by the producers of Passions when the show was canceled by NBC) and Internet broadcasts.

 

 

women_of_gl Guiding Light was created by soap writer Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC radio serial on January 25, 1937 before moving to CBS on June 30, 1952, as a televised serial.

My great grandmother watched this show when I was a little girl.  She would pull her chair right in front of that old black & white tv and crank the volume up so loud that it could be heard from at least three blocks away.   The daily episode only lasted for 15 minutes back then …. that was many years ago.  I don’t know for sure but my guess would be that she started with the program when it was on the radio.

It’s rather sad to see this old “soap” come to an end.  I even watched it for awhile during the 60’ and 70’s.

The Toaster turns 100 today

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

 

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The cleverest little kitchen ­gadget since – well, long before sliced bread surprisingly – celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

When Frank Shailor, a technician with General Electric, dreamed up his D12 toaster in 1909, it was 20 years before there was such a thing as a sliced loaf.

He invented it so people could still eat bread that was going stale and it was an overnight success. Bits of bread were simply wedged inside the exposed “wire fence”.

Unfortunately, this would prove quite hazardous because the bread had to be turned by hand to make sure both sides were toasted.

After a decade of people getting their fingers burnt came the first covered, pop-up toaster in 1919.

This led to the world’s first ­automatic electric toaster, the Toastmaster, in 1926.

When Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented a machine to slice bread in 1928, no home could be without a toaster.

The gadget has been through so many incarnations, there is a ­museum in Kettwig, Germany, with almost every toaster ever made, ­including the willow-patterned Pan Electric Toastrite and the modernist 1930s Saluta revolving toaster in nickel-plated steel and red Bakelite.

A spokesman for breadmakers Kings­mill said: “Bread has been a staple part of our diet for 6,000 years, but toasting is relatively new and it’s interesting that the process hasn’t changed that much in 100 years.

(Daily Express)   (image found at Jitterbuzz)

Linux … always the winner!

Monday, March 30th, 2009

freelinux

Always secure, fast and FREE

First Look: Burger King’s New ‘Whopper Bar’

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Next time you have a rough day at the office, Burger King hopes you’ll cozy up to one of its new Whopper Bars set to open around America. Just don’t stay for too many rounds, or you might regret it the next day.

Whopper Bar

The Whopper Bar: All Beef

To be clear, the Whopper Bar won’t actually be serving alcohol — but it will be serving plenty of beef. The Burger King venture will offer Whoppers, Double Whoppers, and Steakhouse XT burgers, along with new Bourbon Whoppers, Three-Cheese Steakhouse XT burgers, and Pepper Bacon Steakhouse XT burgers. Each will come with options for 22 different toppings. Among the choices: guacamole, smoked bacon, or steak sauce.

found at Inquisitr.com

 

At this bar, it’s all about the Whopper

Burger King Corp. opens its first Whopper Bar on Tuesday. The Universal CityWalk location will share dining space with Panda Express and Moe's Southwest Grill.

Burger King Corp. opens its first Whopper Bar on Tuesday. The Universal CityWalk location will share dining space with Panda Express and Moe’s Southwest Grill. (RICARDO RAMIREZ BUXEDA, ORLANDO SENTINEL / March 10, 2009)

 

The second Whopper Bar is scheduled to open this spring in Munich, Germany. The company plans to have six to 10 outlets operating by the end of June, Klein said. It has selected locations on the West Coast as well as in Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

OrlandoSentinel.com

Paul Harvey Dies at 90

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

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Paul Harvey, a radio legend, has died at the age of 90, FOX News has confirmed.

ABC Radio Network spokesman Louis Adams said Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.

Harvey, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., was married to the late Lynne Cooper of St. Louis who died less than a year ago. They had one son, Paul Jr.

continue reading at FOX News

Too Cute … 3 yr. old Sarah Palin

Monday, November 3rd, 2008