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Archive for January 22nd, 2009
Tickets for the National Football League’s Super Bowl could be the most affordable in years as a recession drives down prices, top ticket exchange executives said.
Ticket prices to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Arizona Cardinals in the championship game have slumped as much as 40 percent in the secondary market due to weak demand. The face-off is scheduled for February 1 in Tampa, Florida.
J. Crew’s website went berserk after the inauguration. I guess people around the world were more interested in the J. Crew sage green leather gloves that Michelle Obama wore to hold the Bible for her husband — not to mention the pale pink and royal blue wool coats the Obamas’ daughters wore, also from J. Crew.
Indeed, a lot of viewers apparently decided that they must own the gloves and coats themselves. In an interview with my colleague Liz Robbins at The Caucus blog, Jenna Lyons of J. Crew said, “It’s an incredible validation to have the First Family like what you’re doing.”
Maybe too much of a validation. By Tuesday afternoon, the Web page on J. Crew’s site that features women’s gloves had crashed. By Wednesday morning, the whole women’s section of the site had crashed. Later in the day, the entire site was down, with a note that said, “Stay tuned…Sorry, we’re experiencing some technical difficulties right now (even the best sites aren’t perfect). Check back with us in a little while.”
J. Crew’s Web site joins the many media sites that could not keep up with the surge of inauguration Web traffic. Many of the sites that promised to stream live video of the inauguration struggled or failed to provide a steady stream because of the influx of traffic.
Sean Hannity interviewed Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday night and the conservative king of talk radio had plenty to criticize about the excitement surrounding President Obama’s inauguration.
Saying he was “suspicious” of Obama, Limbaugh said the facial expressions of Obama supporters were “frightening” and slammed Republicans who’ve expressed hope that Obama succeeds:
“They’re drinking the Kool-Aid… they’re afraid of being called racists.”
Limbaugh claims that Obama’s race doesn’t matter to him now that he’s president, oddly comparing Obama’s being black to being a Martian:
“He’s not black. He’s not from Mars.”
What the F^%&?! He’s not from Mars?!? Limbaugh, I think you’re high as a kite and you’ve totally lost it. Coo-Coo for Coco Puffs. Not only do you not make any damn sense, you are a sorry excuse for a human being if you want Barack Obama to fail. Seems to me, the American way would be to hope that any President, whatever his party affiliation, would make the decisions that would benefit Americans. The only reason you hope he fails is (1) you are pissed that you were WRONG about the American people, and (2) you want to say “I told you so!” – which is selfish and just goes to show you don’t care about the people – you only care about yourself!
Former French President Jacques Chirac was hospitalized last night and ya know why?
His Raging Poodle!
Jacques was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own ‘clinically depressed’ pet dog.
The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog – which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants.
The animal, named Sumo, had become increasingly violent over the past years and was prone to making ‘vicious, unprovoked attacks’, Chirac’s wife Bernadette said.
Ok what the HELL!? Another violent attack at Virginia Tech! A female student was fatally stabbed yesterday! What is in the water there?! Or in the air?! Or in the classrooms?! I just don’t GET IT! Can someone explain this weird phenom to me?!
Here is a list of some of the things Obizzle did on Day One.
1. Halting the military tribunal process at Guantánamo Bay. Good call. There are 245 people’s lives hanging in the balance that we’re going to have to make some tough decisions about, but it was a good start.
2. Calling Arab leaders to discuss the Mideast situation. Excellent. Nice way to make a stand on Day One. I have confidence that this Mideast situation is going to be resolved under the Obama Administration. Something tells me he’s going to make it a priority to calm the torrents. Fnially.
3. Freezing salaries for senior White House staffers. Way to show us how to tighten the belt, Barack! If you want to get something done, you need to model the behavior yourself. Seems to me, Barack understands that concept fully.
4. Implementing semi-strict guidelines to stop the K Street revolving door. Lobbying has become outrageous in Washington, DC and I guarantee you, most of it is not for your or my best interest. If you’ve been lobbying for oil companies anytime in the past two years, guess what? You’re not going to get a job in the Energy Department. Same goes for lobbyists in any other field. This makes perfect sense, and is a 100 percent turnaround from the Bush approach. To Bush (or was it Cheney?), if you’d spent the past 10 years lobbying to gut all the regulations governing a given industry, that made you the perfect candidate to run the regulatory agency assigned to that industry. The results were predictably disastrous. Nice way to start the day, Obama! The Block FM heralds this move!
5. Taking his jacket off in the Oval Office. Basically Barack Obama is making it very open and obvious that his White House is going to be as DISSIMILAR to the Bush White House as possible. Which I think we can all agree is a good thing! Even if it’s something as small as this…roll your sleeves up and get down and dirty in there Obama! There’s work to do!
After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House – a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday’s much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.
Here’s a bit of history – two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.
Caroline Kennedy officially dropped out of the NY Senate “race” yesterday. Why? She cited “personal reasons.” What the hell does that mean?
Some say it’s because she found out she wasn’t going to be selected, so it was one of those things where she wanted to “break up” first before she was “broken up with.”
Others say it’s legit because she wants to go attend to her uncle Teddy as he suffers with his illness.
My theory – a combination of the 2 – she wasn’t going to get the NY Senate seat so it’s better for her to bow out now. Then she’s going to go attend to Teddy and when he passes away, she will try to inherit his Senate seat in Massachusetts. MA loves the Kennedy’s so it shouldn’t be a problem
Just a thought.