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Very funny - he must have missed all the episodes of Sawyer slamming LOST Beer

Aside from the fact that they had a coordinated food delivery system because, well, they needed a coordinated food delivery system.

CAPTION the Santorum campaign moving into Ohio

Despite Cantor’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy, More Than 10 GOP Congressmen Embroiled In Ethics Scandals

•Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), finance vice chair for the National Republican Congressional Committee (the House GOP’s campaign arm), is reportedly under federal grand jury investigation for alleged reimbursement of campaign donors by his companies, improper tax deductions, inaccurate Congressional disclosure reports.
•Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), (R-AL) continues to chair financial services despite an ongoing investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for alleged insider trading.
•Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), continues to chair the House Armed Services, despite reports that Congressional investigators allege he got a special cut-rate on his Countrywide home loan.
•Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), continues to chair the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee, despite reports that Congressional investigators allege he got a special cut-rate on his Countrywide home loan.
•Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), continues to chair the House Rules Committee’s Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, despite reports that Congressional investigators allege he got a special cut-rate on his Countrywide home loan.
•Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) continues to serve, despite ongoing Federal Election Commission and House Ethics Committee investigations into reports that he engaged in illegal campaign fundraising.
•Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) continues to serve despite reported IRS and FBI investigations into alleged tax evasion and failure to disclose $132,000 in “loans” from a company co-owned by his mother.
•Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) continues to serve despite a reported $117,000 in unpaid child support payments.
•According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Reps. Ken Calvert (R-CA), Gary Miller (R-CA), and Tim Murphy (R-PA) have also been under investigation over the past two years for ethical issues, yet all three continue to serve.

HOUSE OF THE DAY: For $38 Million, Buy A Curvaceous Compound On The Palm Beach Oceanfront

A nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom house right on the water in Palm Beach is on the market for $38 million.

Originally built in 1975, the estate has been remodeled since, and features two oceanfront living rooms, an elevator, a pool with a waterfall, a pool house, a tennis court and a three-car garage.


Musical Petting Zoo - very clever from the Richmond Symphony

Musical Petting Zoo
Music Workshop (All Ages)
All Day, Donor Lounge
This is your chance to touch and play the instruments of the orchestra. The Richmond Symphony offers budding musicians of all ages hands-on exploration of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.


Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie takes home Oscar gold

With only two entrants, original song might not have been the most competitive category at last night's (2/26) 84th Annual Academy Awards, but Bret McKenzie made the most of it.

The singer/actor and one half of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords took home the Oscar for his song "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets," beating out the only other contender, "Real in Rio" from "Rio".

The New Zealander, who has also appeared in two of the three films of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and will also appear in "Rings" director Peter Jackson's upcoming "The Hobbit," thanked late Muppets creator Jim Henson for creating a "magical world". "It's a true honor to work in the shadows of such legends," he said.


Sometimes I wonder....

Sandler sets Razzie record: 11 worst-movie noms

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—When Adam Sandler's bad, he's really bad, according to voters for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that singles out the worst movies of the year.

Sandler received a record 11 nominations Saturday for the Razzies as star, producer or writer on three 2011 movies -- "Jack and Jill," "Just Go with It" and "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star."

Sandler's nominations include worst actor for both "Jack and Jill" and "Just Go with It" -- and worst actress for "Jack and Jill," in which he plays a family man and his own twin sister.

Sandler also had two nominations as worst screen couple opposite Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker in "Just Go with It" and opposite Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or himself in "Jack and Jill."

As a producer, Sandler was credited with worst-picture and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel nominations for both "Bucky Larson" and "Jack and Jill." He also shared in worst-screenplay nominations as a writer on both movies, and a worst-ensemble nomination for "Jack and Jill."


Democratic governors almost giddy on Obama reelection prospects (Fox News)

Democratic enthusiasm and Republican apprehension were both on display at the winter meeting of the National Governor's Association, an annual four-day conference where states' top executives gather to discuss policy and trade ideas on best practices but where politics is always close to the surface.

In interviews, many Democratic governors seemed almost giddy about Obama's chances of winning a second term.

"These Republicans that are running for president, they're so depressing. Cheer up!" Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said after Democratic governors left a White House meeting with Obama. "We've got some good news: a great president creating jobs, and governors who are seeing revenues rebound."

"In a purple state people want to see results and they also want to see a level of collaboration and teamwork. I think he is going to win Colorado," the state's governor, John Hickenlooper, said.

"I don't know anybody who thinks if you started out to design a good process to pick a president you'd choose exactly what we have now," said Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, a former White House budget director who explored a presidential candidacy but ultimately decided against a run.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/26/democratic-governors-almost-giddy-on-obama-reelection-prospects/#ixzz1nV6eS1Or

Any Jeep Cherokee owners here?

Experiences with them? Good vehicle?

They seem to be and there are some older models on craigslist that are remarkably affordable.

After reading this article

I decided to look them up. No I am not worried about the apocalypse or zombies (read the article) but I would like a dependable good vehicle - my Volvo is near its end I suspect.

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