There's certainly a pessimistic way to interpret this story: According to a feature on CBS' "60 Minutes Overtime" with the Robin Hood Foundation's David Saltzman, Bill Clinton asked Led Zeppelin to play at the celebrity-studded 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert, but the band declined. Bill Cli ... More >>
Outrage erupted in Jerusalem over the weekend when a financial newspaper announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allocated $2,700 per year for ice cream.
According to the report in Yediot Aharonot, Metudela, a local shop near the PM's residence, served as the official dessert parl ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be back in the Big Apple to hobnob with celebrities, and -- per usual -- the state's Republicans are pissy about it.The "fundraiser in chief" will be in Manhattan tonight, where he will party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the rappers 40/40 Cl ... More >>
Maybe it's because of the holidays, but we're learning to stop worrying and love Newtmentum.
Amazingly, the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looks like the front-runner in the Republican Presidential race. This delights rightbloggers who enjoy Gingrich's cantankerous style. But it's not a ... More >>
• Israel and Palestinian will reportedly return to negotiations for the first time in almost two years. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, will probably be invited by President Obama to Washington in early September to ... More >>
It's been awhile since we've talked about the rightbloggers' attitude toward President Obama. In a way, it hasn't changed since 2008: They still hate him, and with a ferocity that trumps all reason.
You need only scan their blogs to see this. When the Polish President's plane went down in Russia th ... More >>
The rightblogger War on Letterman, lovingly detailed here earlier, has opened a second front -- against Conan O'Brien. And they're bringing in the big guns -- that is, the New York Post's first-string scold, Andrea Peyser.
"JOHNNY CARSON is rolling over in his grave," she begins. "Even the late L ... More >>
Plans are moving apace to purposely set up a "toxic bank" full of poisonous assets to further bail out those banks that had greedily and recklessly accumulated them.
Call it Shitibank. And give it the naming rights to the new baseball stadium for the New York Mets, taking the moniker awa ... More >>
From the New Yorker's "Your Eustace, 2009," the mag's annual contest for the best new version of Rea Irvin's classic cover, this entry (one of 12 winners — and my favorite) is "Eustace, the Undead New Yorker," by David Cook of Suwanee, Georgia.
Further proof of the schizophrenic media cult ... More >>