Betty Bowers' Halloween Night / Election Day Newsletter


AUDIO: Barbra Striesand "Shut The F**k Up" (DJ Revolucian)


Florida Concertgoer throws drink at Streisand

Streisand's manager, Martin Erlichman, said she shrugged off the incident and responded to the angry audience member by saying: "It's a free country and they're entitled to express their opinion." YAHOO NEWS


Google shares ad wealth with videographers

Google has begun sharing advertising revenue with the makers of a popular video clip in a groundbreaking deal that could drive up the costs of competing in the fledgling video-sharing sector. CNET

AUDIO: Stephanie Miller Interviews Andrew Sullivan (10/31/06)

Click To Listen: VIMEO

Noted Conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan called the celebrity hotline to talk about his new book, The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How To Get It Back. Andrew also had some harsh words for the Bush administration, and it's amazing how much we agreed with him! via Stephanie Miller.Com

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Visions Of Hell

Two Yale grads and a Colorado pastor team up to present a demonic version of a haunted house. NEWSWEEK

Movie Goers Pass Out At Saw III Show

Staff at a UK cinema have had to call emergency services three times in one night because of a spate of people passing out during horror film Saw III. BBC

Blood-Soaked 'Saw III' Poster Raises Money for Charity

Illinois Teen Shouting for Jesus Dies When Police Taser Him

Authorities are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who died after officers in this St. Louis-area community shot him twice with a stun gun while he carried a Bible and cordless telephone, shouting "I want Jesus." FOX NEWS


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Morrissey "I Have Forgiven You Jesus"

Mark Foley Has a Friend

Kerry: Republicans are 'afraid to debate real men'

Kerry: Republicans are 'afraid to debate real men'

Debate over the Iraq war seemed to reach a new intensity today, with Republicans accusing Senator John Kerry of insulting rank-and-file American troops and Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, lashing back at some of his tormentors as “assorted right-wing nut jobs.” NYT

White House Spokesman Slams Kerry Remark


Trick or Treat: More John Travolta as Edna Turnblad

ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklist

An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates. According to the memo, the adverstisers insist that "NONE of their commercials air during AIR AMERICA programming." Among the advertisers listed are Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Federal Express, General Electric, McDonald's, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Navy.

The memo can be viewed here.


VIDEO: Republican's Staff Assault Constituent

Former Marine and first year law student, Mike Stark was asking Republican senator George Allen some questions about the arrest records he refuses to make public and whether he had ever spit on his first wife. ALTERNET

CBS: Iraq is 'nearly out of control'

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki is telling his inner-circle that the situation in Iraq is "nearly out of control", according to CBS News intelligence sources. RAW STORY


VIDEO: It's probably not a good idea to dress like Osama this Halloween, and stand around waving a gun at cars driving by.

Attorney dressed as Osama arrested in Maine

Attorney Tom Connolly was arrested by South Portland police this morning, after motorists reported a man with a gun near Interstate 295. It turns out the gun was part of a Halloween costume, but it looked real enough to passersby and police. TB10 via FARK

Happy Halloween!


The Globe: "Fed-Up First Lady Ready To File!"

WMD intercept exercise set to begin in the Gulf

War games designed to intercept ships carrying weapons of mass destruction will take place for the first time today in the Gulf opposite Iran. FT.COM

US: Iran Will 'Notice' Persian Gulf Naval Exercise Next Week


Midterm Vote May Define Rove's Legacy

By many calculations, Democrats are ready to make big gains in the midterm elections, enough to take over the House and possibly the Senate. But White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten says there is one reason he is feeling upbeat amid so much Republican gloom. WaPo



Mark Foley spent half-a-million bucks on the National Republican Congressional Committee over eight years.

Foley controlled a stockpile when he resigned. His campaign fund held $2.8 million - the fourth-highest total among members of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C. Reynolds was third, with $2.84 million. BN via Queerty

VIDEO: Paul Oakenfold "Sex 'N Money"

October sees the release of Sex 'N Money - Oakenfold's second single due for release on October 30th. CONTACT MUSIC

VIDEO: Imogen Heap "Headlock"

Wonderful new video by a wonderful singer. Imogen Heap emerges from her music box as the butterfly lady in this video for her new single "Headlock." ARJAN WRITES

VIDEO: YouTube


BRAD BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Unredacted Death Threat Letter to Stephanie Miller

Profanity-Laced Missive from Right Winger Sent After Popular Radio Host's Recent Appearance on Fox 'News', Says 'Would be Happy to See AK-47 Send You Into Eterntity
Miller Calls America-Loving Wingnut On Air, Man Claims Letter Wasn't a Threat...

The Stephanie Miller Show has said that they will be posting a profanity-free version of the letter at StephanieMiller.com shortly. The BRAD BLOG, however, is happy to post the entire unredacted letter exclusively and in full. Only the phone number and address have been removed. BRADBLOG

Click here to hear the audio of Steph's call to "Sock."

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MIAMI HERALD: Touch-Screen Votes Hopping from Democrats to Republicans in South Florida!

Not a single report of a vote flipping from a Republican to a Democrat so far. As usual. BRADBLOG




Can This Machine Be Trusted?
The U.S.'s new voting systems are only as good as the people who program and use them. Which is why next week could be interesting.

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'Borat' success sparks million dollar bidding war for rights to next film...


VIDEO FLASHBACK: k.d. Lang "Hush Sweet Lover"

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Second Lady Lynne Cheney Vehemently Denies Repulsive Charges That She Writes Hot & Heavy Lesbo Smut

Second Lady Lynne Cheney appeared on CNN's Situation Room, where she deftly refuted preposterous allegations from Democrats that her warm, uplifting 1981 novel Sisters contains themes of turf-chomping lesbianism... WHITE HOUSE.ORG


More fall-out from Lynne Cheney losing it on Friday's CNN show AMERICAblog

Republican National Committee regularly takes contributions from gay porn "king"


Trick or treat? HBO's E-voting doc is quite a shock.

This is Halloween week, so you might be looking for a good fright. If the usual ghosts and ghouls don't do the trick, try Hacking Democracy. The HBO documentary, which offers strong evidence that the electronic voting system commonly used in America is susceptible to manipulation and fraud, just may be the scariest thing on TV all month. STAR TELEGRAM

"Hacking Democracy"

This cautionary documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers - which count approximately 80% of America's votes in county, state and federal elections - suggesting that if our votes aren't safe, then our democracy isn't safe either. Premieres Thursday, November 2 at 9pm. HBO.COM

Roseanne Barr in HBO special

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National Geographic "Inside 9/11" - Propaganda?

NGC presents an updated version of its Emmy-nominated miniseries.

Inside 9/11 reveals a clearer picture of the events
of that tragic day. New details from the past year
have been incorporated into the special, including the
trial of Zacarias Moussaoui and audio from Flight 93.

See 9/11 Firefighters: Bombs and Explosions in the WTC via WRH

Rockefeller Predicted "Event" To Trigger War, Eleven Months Before 9/11 PRISON PLANET


VIDEO: Stephanie Miller - CNN's "Reliable Sources" (10/29/06)




Ban on Black Cat Adoptions Questioned

A black cat won't cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it. Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d'Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks - or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual. AOL NEWS

Dubai Eco-Tourism: Luxury in the Desert

Al Maha's version of eco-tourism isn't always ecologically friendly. Its air-conditioned bungalows use lots of water and electricity. And the resort's owner, Emirates airlines, has introduced nonnative plants and more than double the animals than the desert can support, so they need to be fed. AOL NEWS

RELATED: World's tallest tower rising in Dubai...


VIDEO: "New Rules" (10/27/06)

VIDEO: Dave - vs- O'Liely

Letterman: Let me ask you a question — was there more heinous, more dangerous violence taking place before in Iraq, or is there more heinous, dangerous violence taking place now in Iraq?

O'Reilly: Oh, stop it. Saddam Hussein slaughtered 300,000 to 400,000 people, all right, so knock it off… It isn't so black and white, Dave — it isn't, 'We're a bad country. Bush is an evil liar.' That's not true.

Letterman: I didn't say he was an evil liar. You're putting words in my mouth, just the way you put artificial facts in your head!

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Video the Vote on Nov. 7th

Stopping voter suppression, by observing the vote and sharing the results—on Election Day. VIDEO THE VOTE


August 2006 - "Scientist Says Chemtrails, Shuttle Launches Endangering Earth"

"A Canadian atmospheric scientist warns that chemtrails, airliners and shuttle launches are weakening the stratosphere and destroying Earth’s ozone layer—threatening all life on Earth." Will Thomas.Net

VIDEO: CBS News "Contrails Contributing To Global Warming?" (7/2006)

I have not noticed any significant spraying here in Florida since this article appeared. Did the government take notice?

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VIDEO: Shut up and Sing: The ad the networks won’t run

via Crooks & Liars

From Newmarket Films, the people who brought us “The Passion of the Christ,” comes “Death of a President,” BOSTON GLOBE

Running With Scissors Opens Today!

Christina Aguilera & Elton John - Benny And The Jets


VIDEO: U2 & Green Day "The Saints Are Coming"

VIDEO: Oddball "Key West Fantasy Fest Pet Parade"

Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

President Bush seized this unprecedented power on the very same day that he signed the equally odious Military Commissions Act of 2006. In a sense, the two laws complement one another. One allows for torture and detention abroad, while the other seeks to enforce acquiescence at home, preparing to order the military onto the streets of America. URUKNET

Former Intelligence Agent Says Google In Bed With CIA

U.S. Military Blocks Troops From Visiting Alternative News Websites

Tony Snow–Dick Cheney–waterboarding–a dunk in the water

Comet Swan makes a splash in night sky

Comet Swan can be seen in the western sky trailing a tail millions of miles long. At magnitude 4.5 on the astronomers' brightness scale, it appears as a small bright smudge to the naked eye. THE HERALD UK

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Tonight 8PM ABC

Halloween Happenings Nationwide: MSN

Tesla success could spur more boutique automakers

Tesla is a shining example of this trend. The small California-based company has developed a premium electric sports car by adapting and improving on existing battery, motor, chassis and carbon-fiber body technology. Total investment so far is $60 million, which one Tesla official says is probably the marketing budget for a single GM vehicle. AUTO BLOG GREEN

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Patent application for full-screen video iPod revealed.

The New .Mac Webmail "the next generation of webmail." Apple


Israeli Foreign Ministry Loves Gays

"Sure, tourism's all well and good, but throwing a few shekels around ain't going to make more conservative Israeli's like the homos. " QUEERTY

Happy Halloween From Kevin & Kow

AUDIO: A Shout Out From The Stephanie Miller Show

Click To Listen: YouTube


VIDEO: Olbermann "World's Worst" (10/26/06)


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Missing Persons "Words"

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Countdown: Making adjustments to the language of making adjustments

Keith Olbermann did a great run down on Bush's use of "stay the course". Olbermann: Evidently, somebody at the White House needs a little help with "The Google." PRISON PLANET

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AUDIO: Barbra Striesand "Shut The F**k Up" (DJ Revolucian)

VIDEO: "Freedom From Religion"

On Boston Legal last week Alan Shore defended Jerry "Hands" Espenson for firing a Scientologist. I think you'll find the closing arguments entertaining. via ONE GOOD MOVE

"The Founding Fathers of this country set out to end persecution not to license it."


VIDEO: Stephanie Miller On The Larry King Show (10/24/06)


VIDEO: Madonna and the Dixie Chicks Speak Out On Oprah

Crist, Davis hammer each other in debate

Offering voters a sharp contrast, gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist and Jim Davis battled in a televised debate Tuesday about fixing Florida's property insurance system, lowering taxes and overhauling public schools. DBNJ

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Fla GOP Gov. Candidate Charlie Crist: I Never Had Sex with a Man

On the hypocrisy watch, a reporter for the Broward-Palm Beach New Times alleges that Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist, whose recent campaign phone calls proclaim "I support a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriages, and I oppose adoption by gay couples," has a long-term male lover who is a convicted thief and has had sexual trysts with a young former male field director for the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris. TOWLEROAD

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NJ Court Poised to Rule on Gay Marriage

New Jersey could become the nation's gay wedding chapel should the state's highest court rule in favor of same-sex marriages, adversaries on the issue agree. BREITBART

Gay couples have the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples under the New Jersey state constitution, the state Supreme Court rules. QUEERTY


VIDEO: Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls The Plug

More Info & Clips: BRAVO TV

VIDEO: Election ads get uglier as vote nears

Oct. 25: With less than two weeks until the mid-term elections, political candidates are increasing the bite of their TV ads, sometimes with ugly results. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports. TODAY SHOW VIDEO


VIDEO: Arianna’s “freeSpeech” on Fearmongering (CBS News)

Let’s face it: "The sky is falling" or "the nukes are coming" is a frighteningly effective sales pitch.
Crooks & Liars Has The Clip



Gore Vidal Assured Military Would Prevent Staged Terror

Controversial and prolific author, political commentator and essayist Gore Vidal is assured that the military's growing revulsion at the Bush junta's policies would ensure they would try and prevent any false flag staged terror attack, while slamming the end of Habeas Corpus and the administration's coup de 'tat of America on a nationally syndicated radio broadcast. PRISON PLANET

Bush Fund Raising Visit Creates Gridlock In Fort Lauderdale During Rush Hour

Bush visited Boca Raton for a fund-raiser where Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, of Fort Lauderdale, is facing state Sen. Ron Klein, a Democrat. There is no clear favorite in this race. The event was closed to the public and the media, but the Republican National Committee said $1 million was raised. SUN SENTINEL

"ha ha, f-you Fort Liquordale"

Green Means Go: Saturn Aura Green Line production begins this week

The Aura Green Line will use a "light hybrid" system like the one used in the Vue Green Line. Light hybrids use smaller batteries than full hybrids and are unable to drive on electric power alone. AUTO BLOG GREEN


VIDEO: 'Green' Construction In Miami

It’s the high-rise of the future: “Cor”, the cutting edge creation of Oppenheim Architecture and Design, a mixed-use building that will one day rise in Miami’s Design District. CLICK TO VIEW: NBC6 Miami


Year later, Wilma's destruction still visible

You can still see it in the plywood covering the windows that used to show off an ocean view.

In the shiny new fences all over South Florida's eastern neighborhoods.

In the blue tarps that still -- still -- cover some rooftops.

In the naked swales where shade trees used to be.

Wilma was here.

One year ago today, a storm that at one point was the most intense ever recorded in the Atlantic basin roared ashore south of Naples as a Category 3 hurricane. It struck Broward and Miami-Dade counties as a Category 2 storm, although its ferocity varied from place to place.

Shingles and roof tiles flew. Trees toppled. Forty people died in Florida, most in the days after the storm (three died preparing for it). Nearly 6 million people lost electricity in the most widespread power outage in Florida history -- some for more than three weeks.

The storm caused $14.4 billion in damage statewide, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Broward County estimated its total damage at $1.2 billion. Miami-Dade put its figure at $2 billion.
Continued... The Miami Herald

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VIDEO: Keith's Special Comment, Terrorism (10/23/06)

"His best one yet"


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Madonna "Papa Don't Preach"

Madonna to defend adoption on Oprah

Madonna will appear on Oprah Winfrey's US chat show this week to defend her controversial adoption of David Banda. The singer will answer the latest claims by the 13-month-old boy's biological father, who now says he never intended to give up his son "for good". TIL


Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels Parents of Twins

Rock singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced on Saturday that Michaels had given birth to twins. The couple said on Etheridge's Web site that son Miller Steven and daughter Johnnie Rose were born last Tuesday. 247 Gay



"given the Republicans' loud noises about supporting the troops and claiming that they care for America's veterans, that they do, in fact, put their money where their lying, corrupt mouths are. I would have thought that this would be the one area where Republicans and Democrats agree on most things. Wow, am I an idiot." Stu Steinberg/OpEdNews

VIDEO: Why Bush's NSA Wire tapping is defeated by VoIP Networks

Bush claims he needs NSA wire tapping to break up terrorist networks but terrorists are not using the phone network Bush is tapping. They ... all » are using private voice over IP internet phones (VoIP) that can't be tapped. This video explains how it works. GOOGLE Video via WRH

Samsung Wi-Fi Phone Refuses to Look in Mirror GIZMODO

Barron's editor predicts GOP will retain Congress

Analysis of campaign funds shows that GOP will lose seats in the House and Senate but will retain majority control of both, according to Barron's Washington Editor. RAW STORY

ABC: Electronic voting machines could skew elections

'The greatest democracy the world has ever known is in trouble' - Jack Cafferty


CA: Tan Nguyen’s office, home raided over ‘threatening’ immigration letter

His office and home were searched Friday just prior to a press conference, which he was unable to attend. Police are looking for evidence regarding who sent a letter, in Spanish to 14,000 newly registered voters that said “illegal immigrants and immigrants” would be subject to arrest if they voted. If this is determined to be threatening behavior, it is a federal felony. PSR

Tan Nguyen: Fat, White, Rich, Anti-Immigrant Racist?
Arnold Schwarzenegger Urges Opponent To Step Down Over Letter

Early Voting To Start Monday For Broward County

Election Day may not be until Nov. 7, but Broward County will start taking ballots 8 am Monday as early voting begins and continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. NBC6


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The iPod Nano "RED" Special Edition

The iPod nano RED holds up to 1,000 songs, 25,000 photos, and a little hope. That’s because $10 from every iPod nano RED sold goes directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. APPLE



October 23rd is the 5th Anniversary of the iPod

"Simply put, Apple invigorated the portable music player market and made it safe for hipsters to once again walk around with headphones." via TowleTech V.29


VIDEO: Republican Hypocrisy

Bill Maher: But didn't the GOP bring this on themselves?

Stephen Moore (WSJ): What, the fact that there are Gay Republicans, is that a crime?

Rep Barney Franks (D) Mass: It would be if the Republicans had their way. (laughter) Excuse me, I mean that literally.
ONE GOOD MOVE has the clip.

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PHOTOS: Lady Bunny Hops Down To Richmond, VA's Gay Pride Festival


Ms. Peaches here is only 19 and she's sporting an inspired hairdo which teeters on a very thin line between high fashion and the ladies who worked at the lunch counter at my grade school. To use your own hair and then sculpt it with gel is not a look I could ever pull off, but maybe it could be considered lesbian chic, if such a thing as lesbian chic existed. KIDDING, my yke sisters! Peaches emailed my site asking if I'd put up her pic and asked for some drag advice. So here's a little tip: avoid posing next to a trash can! Go ahead and get in it! More Photos at Lady Bunny.net


Republican's bin Laden Ad Sparks Furor

Republicans unveiled an advertisement on Friday featuring the image and words of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a warning to voters that "these are the stakes" in the November 7 election. AOL NEWS



Lou Dobbs and Kitty Pilgrim report on the frenzy to hire computer science graduate students by state officials fearing an e-voting machine disaster on election day. Dobbs also has a brief report on the Supreme Court decision upholding (for now) the new Arizona law requiring photo IDs of voters. BRADBLOG


Former delegate gets purported Diebold code & FBI is contacted over anonymous package BALTIMORE SUN

Poll Worker Recruitment Drive Attracts Volunteers With a Reform Agenda


VIDEO: Bill Maher "New Rules" (10/20/06)

via OGM



US naval task forces will be in place opposite Iran in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea by October 21.

Rumors about a possible American intervention in Iran have been intensifying after the US government deployed a naval strike group to the Straits of Hormuz, off the Iranian coast. DEBKA


Don't let Bush invade Iran, too


AUDIO FLASHBACK: Graham Nash "We Can Change the World"

This song was written in reference to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. Continued... SONG FACTS


Endgame coming, ready or not

The signs of eroding support for Bush's "stay-the-course" strategy are virtually everywhere in Washington, where senior Republicans, such as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John Warner, are moving into open revolt against what they see as a rapidly deteriorating situation and Bush's bullheadedness in still believing that Iraq will somehow become a model for democratic transformation in the Middle East. ASIA TIMES via WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Pat Tillman’s brother speaks out
Kevin Tillman writes a very sad and inspiring piece dedicated to the memory of his lost brother. Crooks & Liars

Bush rebuffs call for Iraq pullout plan Also, frustrated Tony Snow bangs head on mikes while trying to define 'strategy.' RAW STORY

Simpson's To Run Episode With “Weapons Of Mass Disintegration,” “Operation Enduring Occupation”... HuffPo


Rape, Murder, It's Just a Shot Away

A couple of mysterious 911 calls to Las Vegas police — all apparently made from the bathroom of a Starbucks on Paradise Road by a terrified drunk gal — have suddenly derailed Congressman Jim Gibbons and his campaign to be Nevada’s next governor. WONKETTE

At Least She Isn't Accused Of the Actual Child-F**king


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Former Republican Candidate For Congress Schelske, Says Evans Cheated & Watched Porn With Him

Schelske also indicated in the court papers that Evans had changed since landing a role on Dancing With the Stars, that she's using their children for publicity purposes, that she has a drinking problem and that she had an "apparent nervous breakdown" in 2005. CMT

MOVIE REVIEW: Al Franken's "God Spoke"

God Spoke is a fascinating glimpse into a two-year period that transformed Franken into what he is today — someone considering whether to run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Minnesota and still one of the highest profile names in the financially troubled progressive talk radio genre. MODERATE VOICE

"Shortbus": Beneath the sweaty sex beats a tender heart

VIDEO: President gets busted......


A farmer presented the president with the choice of the crop, but he apparently doesn't have much of an eye for pumpkins. As Mr. Bush attempted to grab a pumpkin, the stem snapped off in his hands, dropping the large gourd back onto the truck. KARE11

Halloween Miami 2006

Don your mask, tights, and magic bracelets (if you you've got 'em) and prepare to party for Truth, Justice and American Values at Halloween Miami 2006, whose theme this year is "Superheroes Hit the Beach." SAVE Dade's annual costume extravaganza, slated for Saturday, October 28 at the Miami Children's Museum. MORE INFO: SAVE DADE


NBC: Special Won't Show Madonna on Cross

Backing away from a confrontation with religious groups, NBC said Thursday it has decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a Crucifix when it airs a concert special with the pop star next month.
The concert, which lists Madonna as an executive producer, is scheduled to air Nov. 22. MY WAY

AUDIO: Madonna "Jump" (Jacques LuCont Mix) 07:45

Daily Show: Madonna's Star Mitzvah YouTube Video

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Another fab night at the disco: "Pet Shop Boys still rule"

"Orlando, you're outrageous," pronounced PSB lead singer Neil Tennant with a grin after one particularly enthusiastic ovation. ORLANDO SENTINEL


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Voter warning linked to GOP campaign

State investigators have linked a Republican campaign to letters sent to thousands of Orange County Hispanics warning them they could go to jail or be deported if they vote next month, a spokesman for the attorney general said. Crooks & Liars

Republican Ad Calls Black Women “Ho’s”

Scientists: Antarctic ozone hole is largest ever recorded

This year's Antarctic ozone hole is the biggest ever, government scientists said Thursday. USA TODAY via RAW STORY

Global Warming To Bring “Nasty Extreme Weather”...

Toxic Sky? Chemtrails in the news... YouTube Video

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Scientists Explain Giant Holes in China

The secrets to the steepest, deepest, most bizarre sinkholes in the world have been worked out by geologists who recently visited the "tiankeng," or "sky holes" in China's Guangxi and Chongquing provinces. DISCOVERY

VIDEO: Ellen Meets a 20 Ft. Ananconda

"Let's just say this snake gets a little friendly with our favorite lesbian comedienne. And when we say "friendly," we mean it gets all up in her vagina.
Don't worry, though, because as Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin points out, it's a lady snake. No harm done, then." via Queerty

Camp Pendleton families accepting donations of food

The women and children who formed a line at Camp Pendleton last week could have been waiting for a child-care center to open or Disney on Ice tickets to go on sale.
Instead, they were waiting for day-old bread and frozen dinners packaged in slightly damaged boxes. These families are among a growing number of military households in San Diego County that regularly rely on donated food. DAILY KOS

New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes

As dozens of states are enforcing new voter registration laws and switching to paperless electronic voting systems, officials across the country are bracing for an Election Day with long lines and heightened confusion, followed by an increase in the number of contested results. NYT


Court: No Foley Signs At Polls

State law doesn't permit signs explaining his ballot replacement, a judge says. HERALD TRIBUNE

Priest denies having sex with Foley ROME — An elderly priest acknowledged Thursday that he was naked in saunas with Mark Foley decades ago when the former congressman was a boy in Florida.


"today's rock is a bore"

Sting, the former teacher who shot to fame as lead singer, bassist and composer in the 1970s and 80s for The Police told German newspaper Die Zeit that he prefers singing songs of Elizabethan lutenist and composer John Dowland to the rock music of today. REUTERS

Music Companies Grab a Share of the YouTube Sale

Music Industry Mistakes - Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11

"The world's most notorious beauty queen" JEFFREE STAR

Jeffree is touring with Peaches in December, visit Jeffree's MySpace page for more info and streaming music.

"I'm not a man; I'm not a woman; I'm a mannequin."

Apple's Mac market share tops 5% with over 30% growth

Apple topped all computer companies posting over 30 percent year-over-year growth rate in its Macintosh market share. MAC WORLD


Cirque Du Soleil Withdraws Proposal For Jackie Gleason Theater

Cirque du Soleil had been in talks with the city of Miami Beach to take over the Gleason for nearly two years and had wanted a decision by this summer. When Live Nation and AEG Live joined the contest in July, commissioners decided to allow more time for negotiations. MIAMI HERALD

VIDEO: NBC 6 Miami


Conservatives silent on disclosures of Bush White House contempt for Christian conservatives

After calling for ABC to fire Rosie O'Donnell over her religious comments. MEDIA MATTERS


VIDEO: Bill O'Reilly Appears on ABC's "The View"

VIDEO: "Obama - Reclaiming the American dream"

In a new book, the junior senator writes about repairing a broken political process and building an inclusive American government. TODAY SHOW

Larry King Primetime Exclusive: The man Oprah says should run for president. Will he? Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is taking your calls. CNN

Dubai Ports executive knocks U.S. port security law

"There's a fundamental shortcoming in the SAFE Port Act," said David Sanborn, Dubai Ports World's managing director of the Americas. "It's not ambitious enough." REUTERS


Megabuilders: "Fantasy Islands"

Off the coast of Dubai in the Gulf of Arabia, two mega-builders are pulling off one of the most ambitious feats of marine engineering the world has ever seen. In this episode, witness the creation of the world's largest man-made islands - three artificial islands built in the shape of a palm tree - which will be the home to a luxurious future city of 100,000 people. When building an island, where do you even begin? DISCOVERY.COM

VIDEO: "Your Words Are Lies" Keith Olberman's Special Comment (10/18/06)



Record video directly to iPod with iRecord device

“Simply connect the iRecord device to any analog video or audio source to record video or audio contents,” explains the company. “The digitally recorded files can be immediately played back on your iPod...iLounge


Wanna turn your stuck-up, alcoholic son into an American president?

Here's a three-minute video on how to do just that! Produced entirely out of public domain stock footage, this mockumentary chronicles the rise of Dubya (and the fall of mankind). ATOM FILMS

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

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Feds: Threat against NFL stadiums not credible

The Department of Homeland Security has sent an advisory to the National Football League and local officials advising of a possible, uncorroborated bomb threat against some NFL stadiums. CNN

Baseball is alive and well in Detroit

Detroit will host the World Series on Saturday for the first time since 1984. MLB

Hack Your Hybrid

Yes folks, as intimate as you might feel with your Prius, your high-tech friend is capable of doing things you never even imagined. TREEHUGGER

Celebs Who Claim They're Green but Guzzle Gas TMZ


Alison Goldfrapp's Exclusive Interview With PETA

NME.com recently described Goldfrapp as "[s]uave, sophisticated, and sexy as hell," and we at PETA couldn't agree more! Not only is lead singer Alison Goldfrapp gorgeous and talented, she also has a soft spot for animals. FUR IS DEAD

VIDEO: Pet Shop Boys Tour

Saw the show in South Beach last night, "absolutely fabulous" but most of the people in attendance were not familiar with the songs from "Fundamental", sad it's an amazing album.

Here's a sample form the NYC show. YouTube

Pet Shop Boys: National Tour Dates
Stream "Fundamental": Arjan Writes
Pet Shops to Release Live Album

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Rove predicts the GOP will keep Congress

Thus saith the prophet Karl Rove, who, as we know, has been right before. Still, pretty much every "generic ballot" poll in the country has the Democrats leading by margins large and small. Is Rove's confidence this time like that of former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe who loved to predict sweeping victories just before suffering crushing defeats? WMB

Karl Rove Apologizes For Taking Part in “Mouse Orgy” TS

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Iraq: Leave Or Be Forced Out

George W. Bush continues to use the rhetorical device of linking the occupation of Iraq with the war on terrorism, warning in his most recent press conference that “the terrorists would take control of Iraq” if the U.S. withdrew its forces. But for many politicians and pundits the argument that has kept them supporting the occupation is that withdrawing too soon would make sectarian violence even worse. This argument for continued occupation is not based on the real political-military situation in Iraq, and it is important to understand why. Gareth Porter via Tom Paine

At least 69 Americans have died in Iraq already in October!

The GOP propaganda machine is now in high gear defending their filthy oil war… - Chimpy has resorted to courting racists and lying propagandists like Neal Boortz and Sean Hannity in the Oval Office!

Cheney goes on Limbaugh’s show to say things are great.

Bush on goes on O’Reilly’s show to blame the media (the same media that barely tells us that we are at war) via TRRS


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Charlie Crist Is NOT Gay...And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe

What Floridians should know about Charlie Crist
'What’s this about Charlie’s ex-wife, Amanda Morrow, being a lesbian? ONLINE JOURNAL


GOP facing 'Pink Purge'?

Gay Congressman's Husband Denied Death Benefits

Another huge audience hears about Dreier and Mehlman BLOGACTIVE

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Bush or Rumsfeld can now declare anyone — US citizen or not — an enemy combatant, lock them up and throw away the key

Are YOU the Enemy? The New American

"I am deeply disappointed that Congress enacted this law," said Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold."We will look back on this day as a stain on our nation's history." Yahoo News

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Madge Breaks Her Silence

Madonna has insisted she acted within the law in adopting a baby boy from Malawi to "help one child escape an extreme life of hardship". SKY NEWS

Madonna and Guy: Back to Normal TMZ


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