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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Two of Ben Carson's Top Aides Quit Campaign

Source: NBC News

Two top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson have quit the campaign, NBC News has confirmed.

In an another sign that Carson's campaign is struggling, Campaign Manager Barry Bennett and Communications Director Doug Watts have resigned amid the one-time top-tier candidate's dropping poll numbers.

"Barry Bennett and I have resigned from the Carson campaign effective immediately," Watts said in a statement. "We respect the candidate and we have enjoyed helping him go from far back in the field to top tier status. Having just announced raising $23m(illion) for the 4th Q(uarter), more than any other Republican candidate, and passing 1 million contributions and over 600 mm unique donors since March, we are proud of our efforts for Dr Carson and we wish him and his campaign the best of luck."

Carson has dropped from leading the Republican field with 29 percent support in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in late October to just 11 percent by the middle of this month.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/top-aides-ben-carson-quit-n488576?cid=sm_fb

BREAKING! Jeb Bush posts " ! " for sale on eBay, bids are peaking around $1.49

No link yet...breaking news.

CNN - Rather than take a premature victory lap over winning the Presidency in 2016, John Ellis (Jeb) Bush chose instead to send a black cloud across the skies of his dwindling supporters. The " ! " from his failed bid for the Republican nomination...the sole "money shot" from what were probably very high-paid marketing geniuses on his staff...was quietly posted on eBay last night.

The post purports to originate from Jeb himself, although that is highly unlikely. "Own a piece of HIStory!" screams the ad, apparently an homage to the Michael Jackson album of the same name or perhaps just ignorance on Team Bush's part. "My dad bathed you in 1000 points of light and my brother kept you safe for eight years, unless you count that 9/11 thing, and I certainly don't! COUNT the days until the November election just like I counted those votes in Florida!"

The opening bid was $1.47 and in the last 24 hours has skyrocketed to $1.49. The last person to bid on the " ! " goes by the handle "I.M.Pop-E," which has led some to believe that Bush's own father is trying to save his son from complete humiliation.

Bidding closes this evening.

Still struggling to rebound, Bush cancels ad buys in Iowa and South Carolina, redeploys staff

Source: Washington Post

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is canceling reserved advertising time in Iowa and South Carolina, the latest reminder of his struggles to connect with voters -- and a sign of possible fundraising troubles.

Instead, Bush plans to redeploy roughly 50 staffers to the first four states holding contests next year — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Some will be leaving desk jobs at campaign headquarters in Miami while others already working in states like Virginia and Illinois to collect signatures to appear on the primary ballot will move on to a new field assignment.

Staffing in New Hampshire -- the state most critical to Bush's early chances -- will double to 40. Senior aides and top campaign bundlers said that Bush's total staff in the Granite State will dwarf the combined staffs of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Bush's primary rivals for votes in the state.

In Iowa, the Bush team will grow to about 20, aides said. Staffing in South Carolina and Nevada will climb to about 10.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/12/30/bush-canceling-ad-buys-in-iowa-and-south-carolina/?postshare=9351451520761852&tid=ss_fb


Jeb Bush pauses as he is asked a question from the audience at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum during a campaign stop Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Waterloo, Iowa. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)

Breaking: GOP selects Ann Romney's dancing horse as candidate..."nothing in writing says we can't"

No link yet...breaking news.

In a stunning upset to the run-up for 2016's Presidential election, the Republicans announced today that they plan to run Ann Romney's dancing horse, Rafalca, as their candidate.

"I always knew a Romney would be in the oval office one day," remarked Ms. Romney.

Newly-minted House Majority Leader Paul Ryan told CNN reporters "The best part of this is that there is nothing in writing that says we can't do this. There is nothing in the laws that govern our great land that specifically prohibits selecting a dancing horse as the Republican Presidential nominee."

When asked about a Rafalca / Clinton or Rafalca / Sanders race, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus commented "We're in. It's that simple. This will be a cake-walk to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave."

NEVER get into a relationship with someone who has adult children...

...unless those children have 100% of their shit together.

I promise you that if you get involved with someone who has kids in their mid-30s (younger or older, doesn't matter) and those kids are train wrecks, it will suck the life force out of you. "Love" won't save you. 100% of your time with your "significant other" will be spent in denial or watching them enable what is already in place. And if drugs, alcohol or both are involved, take Iron Maiden's advice and run for the effing hills.

If any of them decide to "move back in," you will understand why an octopus cannibalizes itself when under extreme stress.

Stay tuned for my next post on what to never do in relationships. "Never Sleep With Your Boss" (yeah, I did that too).

MY PREDICTION: It'll RULE, or it'll SUCK: Axl & Slash to reunite G'n'R and headline Coachella

Guns N' Roses to Reunite for Coachella, Possible Stadium Tour: Sources


Guns N’ Roses, with founding members Axl Rose and Slash, will headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., set for April 15-17 and April 22-24, according to multiple sources. The reunited band is also negotiating with promoters to play as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016, and is scheduled to be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena, set to open April 6. Guns N' Roses is said to be asking as much as $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250-$275 range.

The last show Axl Rose and Slash played together was on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. Guns N' Roses' most recent tour, which only included Axl Rose from the original lineup, took place primarily in South America and The Joint in Las Vegas, grossing $15.2 million.

Representatives for the band, as well as Coachella producer Paul Tollett and agent Ken Fermaglich at United Talent Agency, could not be reached for comment. Executives at AEG, which will operate the new Vegas arena, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Billboard's confirmation comes on the heels of two rumor-inducing hints dropped over the past week, the first a cryptic update to the Guns N' Roses website and the second during screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where footage of a concert crowd was shown with GN'R music overdubbed. Though longtime fans may be understandably wary after the decade-plus wait for Chinese Democracy, which became a totem of sorts to frontman Axl Rose's sometimes unpredictable behavior, this reunion bears no sign of that record's bumpy road.

Motörhead, Berlin, 12/12/15, "Overkill"...the final song played by a larger than life legend.

Would YOU pay Olive Garden $400 per plate for a New Year’s Eve dinner in Times Square?

That’s right: The Olive Garden in Times Square is charging $400 a head for a limited view of the ball drop, plus an unlimited buffet, open bar, and a DJ (no breadsticks though!) according to The New York Post.

If chain Italian restaurants aren’t your thing, but you are still wacky enough to consider Times Square for New Year’s festivities, you could always head on over to Bubba Gump’s ($800 per plate), which claims to have one of the best views in Times Square of the ball drop, or Ruby Tuesday (where you could spend between $349 a head to $1,699 for the Couple’s VIP Table). The Counter burger chain is charging $449 per person for an open bar and sliders — no actual-sized hamburgers.

You could also ring in 2016 with a glass of Champagne, some homemade breadsticks (get the Olive Garden copycat recipe here), and watch the view from your living room, $400 richer.


Johnny Depp Intends To Buy Site Of Wounded Knee Massacre, Gift It Back To The Native American People

Cross-posted from GD by request from Omaha Steve.


In an interview by The Daily mail on Sunday, actor Johnny Depp disclosed his mission and intention to purchase the historical site Wounded Knee, and then give it back to the native Indian people. He continued on sharing that he is prepared to spend millions if it is necessary to ensure control of the land is returned to those that have inherited it, and right a wrong that occurred back in 1890. “It’s very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there,” he said. “And in the 1970s there was a stand-off between the Feds (Federal government) and the people who should own that land. This historical land is so important to the Sioux culture and all I want to do is buy it and give it back. Why doesn’t the government do that?”

Maybe it was the fact that Johnny played the role of Tonto in the movie The Lone Ranger that helped him see the native Indian people in a new light that inspired him to pursue such a mission. The actions of Johnny Depp will be felt and appreciated by many people. Depp has spent the majority of his time by surrounding himself with research about the many different Indian tribes and was able to receive their approval before the filming of the Lone Ranger even began. The respect that Johnny Depp holds for the Native American culture and people run extremely deep, and during the filming of the movie he ensured that the people involved did right by “the Indian” in the way that the various tribes were portrayed.
In a lengthy interview, that was conducted Johnny Depp stated, “The idea was to give back to them and to make sure that we got it right.”

“This picture of the Miniconjou Sioux band was taken near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre one month before the December 1890 massacre where hundreds of Indians were killed.”

According to the sources of the news, Johnny Depp is hyper-focused on ensuring that he follows through with his plan. Sources are asking $3.9 million for the purchase of Wounded Knee, which tends to be but a fraction of what Depp makes from just one production. That being said, there is little to nothing that stands in his way of keeping true to his promise to the native Americans.

German man dies from shrapnel to the head after blowing up condom machine

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in Germany say a man has died after he and two others blew up a condom machine and he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal.

Officers were alerted to the explosion Friday in Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, and found cash and condom packets lying on the ground apparently untouched.

A local hospital informed police that a 29-year-old had died after being brought in by two other men. They initially said he had fallen down stairs, but police said Monday one of them later admitted the victim's injuries were related to the explosion.

They say the three men apparently got into a car after triggering the explosion, but the 29-year-old didn't close his door and was hit by debris when the machine exploded.

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