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TeamPooka

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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 4,859

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

Just heard Mike Huckabee say he thinks there is more freedom in North Korea than the United States.

Of course the fact that he wasn't charged with treason for speaking against the state, immediately taken outside and shot along with his whole family proves him wrong.
That man is an idiot.

What's the only thing CBS really needs to consider when picking David Letterman's replacement?

Time.
http://pookapoints.blogspot.com/2014/04/another-open-late-night-desk.html

I will miss David Letterman very much after he retires in 2015.
His legacy will stand as one of the most talented and influential late night hosts in TV history, second only to Johnny Carson.

Letterman's retirement puts CBS in a tough spot unless they absolutely, completely believe Craig Ferguson, the host whose whole show is based around breaking the conventions of the late night format, can move up to 11:30 and win over a mainstream audience. To do this Craig will have to either convert the new viewers to his unconventional style or "evolve" his act to win them over and potentially risk alienating his core following. That puts CBS in a position to make the hard choice of promoting from within or bringing in a new man.

Forget the arguments about race and gender surrounding this issue in the press written to fill column space online. CBS should have only one goal in choosing a replacement for Letterman: Do not pick any man or woman (regardless of race) who will have to retire before Jimmy Fallon.
Period.
That's it.
That's your only goal CBS, apart from picking a decent name that can entertain people during that time. You need him or her to outlast or tie Jimmy Fallon in duration for the next two decades or more.

Here's the facts: Jimmy Fallon is 39. And that's the only fact that matters.
Jimmy Kimmel is 46 so he's already the old guy at 11:30 as of 2015.
You need to beat that CBS.
So that means Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Louis CK, Ellen DeGeneres,
Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and any young Baby Boomer are all out of the running.....more at link

The Last Baby Boomer - for the boomer in all of us.

I just turned 50.
I didn't get the Mickey Mouse Club, I got the Six Million Dollar Man.
This is the page for the Last of us....
I hope you "Like" it.
https://www.facebook.com/thelastbabyboomer

Watching Ronan Farrow on MSNBC is like watching a snarky frat boy deliver the news.

I don't mean to beat up on MSNBC but this guy is smiling as he teases a building collapse story after the break.
It's not a smiley story Ronan.

MSNBC can go to hell.

A bunch of talking heads on this morning on MSNBC whining about the Sink loss in FL and "what a trend" it is for Democrats and how hard a road they have ahead of them in 2014.
That was a GOP held seat for 30 fucking years people.
We were not supposed to win that seat.
Them not saying it just means they are bad at being the "liberal TV news network"
Enough with your case of the vapors MSNBC

GOTV 2014.

Fuck your "pro-life" anti-abortion, pro-gun, anti-white privilege arguments.

I'm for abortion being accessible anywhere by any woman anytime they want it.
Period.
All of your "pro-life" arguments boil down to one thing and one thing only:
You want to impose your religious mores and values system on the rest of the civilian population regardless of their beliefs.
I respect your right to have your idiosyncratic religious beliefs but don't force them on the rest of us as secular law.

Fuck your arguments against sensible gun control, background checks and regulation.
Some people should not have guns or access to them, period.

Fuck your arguments against the idea that our society has rigged the game against people of color.
Jim Crow is alive and well in this country even if he is not as obvious and prominently in your face as he used to be.

I'm sick of hearing all these politically Conservative cases made here at a liberal Democratic website.

If this is the cost of a "big tent" party, where we include and allow gun nuts, racists, anti-LGBT rights and anti-abortion zealots to argue against our core principles every fucking day, then that is too high a price to pay.
#nomoreDinos


I will be on air w/Patti Vasquez on WGN radio tonight at 11pm PST talking late night television

We will be discussing the dawning of a new era in late night television.
Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Dave Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel will all be there...in spirit as we talk about them behind their backs.
#noswearingweareonliveforgoshsakes

You can listen online here...
http://wgnradio.com/listen/

I pulled up to the red light at the intersection...

The white SUV next to me had all the windows down and the mother and teenage daughter in it were singing along with Journey's Don't Stop Believin' that was blasting from the car's speakers.
They got really self-conscious for a moment when they saw me...
until I started singing along with them.
They thought is was awesome, smiling, laughing and singing.
My dog was in the car and thought we were all crazy.
We rocked it as a trio until the light changed and then drove off on our separate ways.
‪#‎enjoylife‬

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GM’s First Female CEO Will Make Half Of What Her Predecessor Made

They have to take the cost of that broken glass ceiling out of her check.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/02/04/3243951/mary-barra-pay-gap/

In December, General Motors (GM) made headlines for picking Mary Barra to replace Dan Akerson as its new CEO. That meant she would not only be the first woman at the helm of the carmaker, but any global carmaker.

But while she may have shattered that glass ceiling, her pay is another story. Looking at the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Elizabeth MacDonald notes that Barra will be paid $4.4 million in total compensation, which includes a base salary of $1.6 million. Akerson, on the other hand, made an estimated $9 million, with a $1.7 million base salary and $7.3 million in stock. That means Barra will make less than half of what he made. In fact, Akerson will continue to make more as her, as GM will pay him $4.68 million as an outside senior adviser.

Worse, Barra comes to the job with an outsized amount of previous experience. She’s been with the company since 1980 and was most recently serving as senior vice president of global product development. Akerson, on the other hand, came into the role without a background running a car company, previously serving as a managing director of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, although he has been on GM’s board since 2009.

A GM spokesman told MacDonald that Barra’s compensation could increase after shareholders vote in June on her long-term incentive compensation.
....more at link

I think Bruno Mars should come back out for an encore set and these guys can finish the game in the

parking lot.
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