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Two upsets to watch for in your NCAA brackets

Montana over Wisconsin
Ohio over Michigan

PLUS

St. Louis over Memphis

Best site for airfare???

we are going to Disneyworld in April. I would like to know from any savy DU'ers what site gives them the best deals on air tickets.

Thanks in advance.

CNN Presents US Army guinea pigs

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/03/05/gupta-soldier-guinea-pigs-2.cnn

Looking for non-ethanol gas?

http://pure-gas.org/

"b-i-itchy " Rush Limbaugh said today

I heard this going to lunch and my jaw actually dropped.

BTW- he lead the show pretending to be reading an offer for a *NEW* video sponsorship - as if he didn't have time to read it before the show started.

His own transcripts doesn't really illustrate how cleverly he thought he could use this word and get away with it. He said "B.I. - itchy". Of course the intent was clear.

Transcript - I am posting the link simply to show authenticity.
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/08/washington_post_runs_out_and_out_lie

Now, the people that run Ashley Madison are out saying they're willing to advertise on our program. There are stories and advertising blogs about this, but we have not accepted it. Right here in the Washington Post. Ms. Petri, I don't know who feeds you your information -- I have a pretty good guess -- but you might want to double-check here because you've written something that's patently false, it's an out-and-out lie complete with your b-i-itchy opinion in it, and it is untrue. We are not running commercials. We wouldn't accept commercials. We have rejected their offers from outfits that do this kind of thing, provide a way for you to cheat on your spouse. We have never knowingly had this company in our program.

A beginners guide to rightwing talk radio

Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!
Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!
Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!

5 minute commercial - "news" - weather- traffic

Paid voiceover for advertiser

Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!
Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!
Play victim
Glorious self promotion
Follow ME ...I will lead you out of the wilderness
WE WON!..AGAIN! WE ARE WINNERS!! and STRONG!!

5 minute commercial - "news" - weather- traffic

Paid voiceover for advertiser

Do this for about 3/5ths of a 3 hour timeslot

22 have pulled out

Geico, Netflix, Service Magic home contractor, Goodwill, Amberen menopause medication, PolyCom web conferencing, Hadeed Carpets, Accuquote Life Insurance, Vitacost vitamin supplier, Bonobos clothing company, Sensa weight- loss program, Thompson Creek Windows, AOL, Tax Resolution Services, ProFlowers, Legal Zoom online document creator, Carbonite web security firm, Citrix software maker, Sleep Train Mattresses, Sleep Number mattresses and Quicken Loans.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/the-rush-limbaugh-advertiser-exodus-continues-as-22-companies-pull-ads/

The shady past of LifeLock, Rush Limbaugh's sole remaining tech advertiser

LifeLock, the sole remaining tech advertiser on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, has a very shady past, including being fined $12 million by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive business practices.

According to IDG News, LifeLock's claims that it would "prevent unauthorized changes to customers' address information, that it constantly monitored activity on customer credit reports, and that it would ensure that a customer always would receive a telephone call from a potential creditor before a new account was opened," were flat-out false, according to the FTC.

There's much more than that. LifeLock was sued for corporate identity theft by its competitor Namesafe, who claimed that LifeLock stole the company's trademark and also diverted online traffic from Namesafe to LifeLock.

Then there's the shady background of LifeLock founder Robert J. Maynard (who has since resigned), who according to an investigation by the Phoenix New Times had been jailed for unpaid $16,000 in casino markers to the Mirage casino in Las Vegas. The newspaper also reported that a previous firm he set up was sued by the state of Arizona for fraud and misreprentation.
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19837/the_shady_past_of_lifelock_rush_limbaughs_sole_remaining_tech_advertiser

Box Office Shocker: 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' Opens to Record-Shattering $70.7 Mil



Lighting up the family marketplace, Universal and Illumination Entertainment's environmentally minded Dr. Seuss' The Lorax debuted to a staggering $70.7 million, marking the best opening ever for a non-sequel animated title if the number holds.

Lorax broke a number of other records, including nabbing the top opening of 2012 in beating the $41.2 million debut of The Vow. It's also the best showing for any animated film since summer 2010 when Toy Story 3 debuted to $110.3 million and Shrek Forever After opened to $70.8 million. And Lorax scored the fourth best opening ever for any Universal title.

"The result is phenomenal. Word of mouth was great, and that's why Saturday was up 80 percent from Friday. It's just spectacular," Universal president of domestic distribution Nikki Rocco said.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-shocker-dr-seuss-296711

Newt Gingrich: Rush Limbaugh was right to apologize to Sandra Fluke (yesterday he blamed the media)

I think he was right to apologize,” Gingrich told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview on “This Week.”

But the Republican presidential candidate dwelled little on the subject, instead taking aim at Obama for apologizing over the burning of a pile of Korans at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

“But let’s talk about apologies for a second,” Gingrich said. “I think the president was totally wrong as commander-in-chief to apologize to religious fanatics while our young men are being killed in Afghanistan, and I think it was a disaster of an apology. . . .You have the U.N. commissioner to Afghanistan in essence saying, since the president has admitted the United States is guilty, these people should be tried.”

“Now, I think that is a disastrous position for us,” he added.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/newt-gingrich-rush-limbaugh-was-right-to-apologize-to-sandra-fluke/2012/03/04/gIQANGrhqR_blog.html?tid=pm_politics_pop
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