Posts tagged "republican national convention"

Clint Eastwood Defends His Support For Gay Marriage On “Ellen”

Throwing his feet up on the coffee table isn’t the only thing Clint Eastwood is totally relaxed about. During his interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Eastwood shared his views on gay marriage and his libertarian beliefs: “Socially, [they believe to] leave everyone alone, but [they] believe in fiscal responsibility and government staying out of your life.” DeGenere…
By: Daley Quinn / September 18, 2012

Bringing Dead People “Back To Life” Via Hologram Is Kinda Wrong

When the late Tupac Shakur "appeared" via hologram at the Coachella festival, everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed. It wasn't the first time a dead celeb had resurfaced in hologram form (Celine Dion sang a duet with a hologram of Elvis Presley on "American Idol" in 2010) and it won't be the last…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood Talks To Empty Chair In Bizarro Speech At The Republican National Convention

I ask this not as a liberal, not as a woman, not as a person who thought "Gran Torino" was a piece of shit; I ask this as just a human being who, yeah, hasn't had much sleep in the last few days -- what the hell was that? Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republica…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2012

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Paul Ryan's speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls "an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech." Here's what the critics are…
By: Newser / August 30, 2012

Last Night At The RNC: Mike Huckabee Invokes Bono And Implies President Obama Supports Infanticide!

I'm pretty far left, so full disclosure, the views expressed at the Republican National Convention are not my cup of tea. But I still watch the speeches and try to ignore the lump of depression that rises and settles in my throat every time the crowd cheers for something that stands in stark contrast to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 30, 2012

Horrible Racism Of The Day: Black Camerawoman Mocked By RNC Attendees

Well, this is awful. A black camerawoman working for CNN was pelted with nuts by two white RNC attendees and told "this is how we feed the animals" while covering the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. Two convention-goers were ejected following the incident, which was first reported by Talking Points Memo. CNN…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2012

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it's all just a dog-and-pony show and not really the best way to get to know a candidate, their viewpoints, or their cronies at all. But yes, it's still a big to-do. What happe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2012

Youngest Republican Delegate To Platform Committee Stirs Up Controversy

Yesterday, delegates to the Republican National Convention met yesterday in Tampa, Florida, to finalize the party's platform on various controversial issues, including abortion, with the youngest member of the platform committee, Jackie Curtiss, 22, having the most to say. Staunchly anti-abortion, Curtiss objected to an amendment to the platform banning medication “that terminates human life…
By: Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

Tampa Strip Club Hires Sarah Palin Lookalike Stripper For Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention is August 27 to 30 in Tampa, Florida, and that means the area's 40 strip clubs are scrambling to get ready. Strip club owners say that during the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, they doubled and tripled the number of dancers. What will happen for this GOP-palooza? Well, you'll be happy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2012

Fashion Throwdown: Cindy McCain vs. Michelle Obama

Cindy McCain has been getting a great deal of attention for an outfit she wore to the Republican National Convention, which cost $300,000. Since, McCain and Michelle Obama make different, yet equally stylish fashion choices, we thought it was fitting to also give a price breakdown of one of Obama's Democratic National Convention outfits. Checkout…
By: Annika Harris / September 8, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Mario Lopez, A “Barracuda” Brawl, Michael Phelps, And The Fish & Wildlife Service

Mario Lopez was named "2008 Male Celebrity Smile of the Year" by Dear Doctor: Dentistry & Oral Health magazine. [Cityfile]…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 5, 2008

Political Conventions And Call Girls

Cities benefit big time when they host major events like the Olympics. The upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions are two such happenings that will bring in money to more than just the restaurant and hotel businesses. A rather disturbing ABC News article says that prostitution in Denver and Minneapolis will spike during the political…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 22, 2008