Susan Rice Urges Peace, George Clooney Speaks on South Sudan “Inferno”

By |December 23rd, 2013|

National Security Advisor Susan Rice records audio plea for peace to people in South Sudan. IN AN audio message to the people of South Sudan, National Security Advisor Susan Rice urged peace as the violence threatens to widen into a civil war. Susan Rice talked to Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" Sunday about [...]

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake & SNL Deliver Christmas Cheer

By |December 23rd, 2013|

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and the SNL crew, with cameos, deliver the best Christmas special of the season. THERE has been a cavalcade of shows leading up to Christmas, with Jimmy Fallon's turn this past Saturday on SNL one of the season's strongest. Justin Timberlake offered a subtle all string number, as well [...]

American Hustle Decadence in a Spectacular Season of Cinema [Music]

By |December 23rd, 2013|

Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) & Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) in the Grand Old AC Hotel powder room in Columbia Pictures' AMERICAN HUSTLE. In the world that Russell has created, if you don't come to play you're not fully alive. An art devoted to appetite has as much right to screen immortality as the [...]

A Writer’s World”¦ at Christmas

By |December 21st, 2013|

The Klieg Light Christians Quack

By |December 20th, 2013|

The latest klieg light Christians release a statement. [photo via A&E] THERE IS no matter of insult, bigotry or ignorance that fundamentalists won't attempt to camouflage with their own tortured interpretation of "coarse," because somewhere along the line in all that Bible immersion, humility and admitting you're wrong flew right over their heads, [...]

Obama Would Veto Senate Bill to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

By |December 20th, 2013|

Iran negotiations resume, as senators push sanctions new sanctions on Iran that would undermine the Administration. Iran and six world powers resumed expert-level talks in Geneva on Thursday to work out how to put into practice a landmark deal obliging Tehran to curb its nuclear program in return for some relief from economic [...]

NSA Panel Concludes Spying on Americans Worthless Against Terrorism

By |December 19th, 2013|

NSA panel finds spying on Americans through government overreach into citizen's privacy doesn't protect US from terrorism attacks.[Photo: President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)] An independent panel's call for major changes [...]

“Duck Dynasty” Patriarch Sidelined After Vile Anti-Gay Slurs

By |December 19th, 2013|

"Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson gets pulled from A&E reality show for anti-gay slurs, with Sarah Palin quickly coming to his defense on Facebook. [photo posted on Mrs. Palin's FB page] "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not [...]

Target Confirms Payment Card Security Breach

By |December 19th, 2013|

Target hacked! THE NEWS spread quickly, when Krebs on Security broke the story earlier this week. Press release from Target on U.S. breach: Target today confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores. Target [...]

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Farewell, Al Goldstein, Founder of the “Consumer Reports of Sex”

By |December 19th, 2013|

Farewell to Al Goldstein, the original mass porn king. [photo via realpornwikileaks] SIX YEARS BEFORE Larry Flynt shocked America, Screw magazine blasted on to the scene, providing the foundation for all things hard core to come. Al Goldstein, the scabrous publisher whose Screw magazine pushed hard-core pornography into the cultural mainstream, died on Thursday [...]