President Barack Hussein Obama Hands Bill O’Reilly His Ass On Fox Super Bowl Interview – 2-2-2014


 

By Jueseppi B.

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POTUS Super Bowl interview w Bill O’Reilly of Fox (Pete Souza)

 

The most intriguing element of Fox’s four-hour pregame show? It might be Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Barack Obama because we’re eager to see if O’Reilly treats Obama more respectfully than the last time they sat together for a pre-Super Bowl chat, in 2010.

 

That day, O’Reilly interrupted Obama 48 times in 15 minutes, or 3.2 per minute. It’s one thing to challenge the President; it’s another to not let him finish a thought. Sunday’s session, scheduled for 4:30 p.m., could be compelling television.

 

 

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The clown O’reillyis getting old and ugly and no one is scared anymore when he interrupts. The Prince Obama is cool and coherent and won handily.

Understand something,  by definition Billm when some one is attacking our compound it’s an act of terror!.” Once again President Obama tells what happened  and explains the situation as it went down  .And calls O Reilly out on his lying about it and other subjects.

 

 

 

From Deadline Hollywood:

 

Super Bowl: Obama Blasts Fox News In Testy O’Reilly Interview

 

Things turned tense quickly today between President Obama and Bill O’Reilly in their Super Bowl pregame interview. “OK, Bill, you’ve got a long list of my mistakes,” Obama said to The O’Reilly Factor host near the start of their 10-minute live interview on Fox. That remark — in response to a question from O’Reilly whether it was the biggest mistake of Obama’s presidency when he told Americans no one would lose their healthcare under Obamacare — was one of a number of points on which the two butted heads.

 

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The duo sparred almost from the beginning in the interview live from the White House this afternoon. Obama also took on Fox News Channel when O’Reilly asked him about reports the IRS was investigating Tea Party-related groups for political reasons. “These kind of things keep resurfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them,” Obama said. “When you look there have been multiple hearings.”

 

Obama denied any corruption, just some “boneheaded decisions.” Earlier, the Fox News host interrupted Obama with a “you’re not going to answer that?” as the President replied to a question about why he didn’t fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius after the botched online launch of Obamacare.

 

The face-to-face marked the first time O’Reilly has interviewed Obama since Fox last broadcast the Super Bowl in 2011. The two covered several topics today including the Obamacare rollout, the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, and the IRS scandal. Obama wouldn’t offer a prediction for the game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

 

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I can’t make a prediction, I don’t know, these guys are too evenly matched,” he said. “I think it is going to be 24-21 but I don’t know who is going to be 24 and I don’t know who is going to be 21.”  Just before the interview ended, O’Reilly told the President he thought his heart was in the right place. O’Reilly and Obama are set to chat more today for an additional taped portion that will be shown Monday on O’Reilly Factor.

 

The last time the FNC host and the President sat down together three years ago, O’Reilly grilled Obama about the Affordable Care Act, then before the courts, and how Obama felt knowing people “hate” him. The first time the two spoke on-camera was in 2008, when then-Sen. Obama was running for president.

 

It’s a now six-year Super Bowl tradition that the lead newsman for the host network sits down with Obama. Last year, with CBS broadcasting, anchor Scott Pelley did the honors, and in 2012 Today’s Matt Lauer landed the interview when NBC had the game. A well-known big sports fan and also well aware of the giant TV audience the big NFL game grants him, Obama noted the Broncos-Seahawks matchup in his weekly online address yesterday.  “Have a great weekend,” he said concluding his speech, “and enjoy the Super Bowl.”

 

Thank you Deadline Hollywood.

 

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“12 Years a Slave” Nabs Top Prize at London Critics’ Circle Awards


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'12 Years Slave' Nabs Top Prize

LONDON — Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave took top prize Sunday at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, which started with a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death was announced earlier in the day. 12 Years a Slave also won for Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o).  McQueen said that the critic who mattered the most to him was his mother, who had approved of the film. “There’s critics, there’s scholars, but then there’s your mum, so I’m very pleased about that,” he told the Daily Mail.

Alfonso Cuaron took the directing award for Gravity, which was also honored for its special effects, as Tim Webber received the technical achievement award.  The Coen Brothers were named best scriptwriters for Inside Llewyn Davis. The actress prize went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, and the supporting actor award…

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Kevin Hart/Ice Cube Comedy “Ride Along” Scores Rare 3rd Straight Top Box Office Finish With $12.3 Million


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Continuing its high-flying ride at the domestic box office, Universal’s stalwart holdover Ride Along posted its third straight weekend victory, estimating $12.3 million for a Stateside cume of $93 million and counting.  The Super Bowl weekend’s only two wide releases — Focus Features’ That Awkward Moment and Paramount’s Labor Day, both of which are targeted squarely at female audiences — underperformed, grossing $9 million and $5.3 million, respectively.

Internationally, Disney had another standout weekend with its toon all-star Frozen, which grossed an estimated $24 million from 45 territories, representing approximately 90% of the overseas market place.  So far, the film has collected north of $504 million internationally, with $360 million Stateside (pic’s sing-along re-release contributed $2.2 million out of a total estimated $9.3 million this weekend), making Frozen the second-highest grossing original toon of all time globally, behind Finding Nemo.  Domestic totals managed to stay in line…

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Dylan Farrow


 

By Jueseppi B.

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter.

 

After over two decades of silence, Dylan Farrow has spoken out about the alleged inappropriate touching her father, Woody Allen, had done to her at the age of 7.  Now 28 and happily married, Farrow has spoken out via an open letter published on the New York Times blog site.

 

It was apparently her estranged father’s latest Oscar nomination that triggered Farrow’s desire to speak out.  She recounts, with simple, poignant words, the memories of her, Woody Allen, and toy trains, alone in the attic.  Hers are words that seem to ring with truth, although Allen has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and was never charged with any crime.

 

From The New York Times:

 

Dylan, Allen’s adopted daughter who is now married and living in Florida under a different name, tells me that she has been traumatized for more than two decades by what took place; last year, she was belatedly diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She says that when she heard of the Golden Globe award being given to Allen she curled up in a ball on her bed, crying hysterically.

 

With everyone else commenting, she decided to weigh in as well. (Full disclosure: I am a friend of her mother, Mia, and brother Ronan, and that’s how Dylan got in touch with me.) She has written a letter that I’m posting in full on my blog,nytimes.com/ontheground. I reached out to Allen several days ago, and he declined to comment on the record.

 

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An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow

 

By DYLAN FARROW

 

What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

 

For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like. I didn’t like how often he would take me away from my mom, siblings and friends to be alone with him. I didn’t like it when he would stick his thumb in my mouth. I didn’t like it when I had to get in bed with him under the sheets when he was in his underwear. I didn’t like it when he would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out. I would hide under beds or lock myself in the bathroom to avoid these encounters, but he always found me. These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal. I thought this was how fathers doted on their daughters. But what he did to me in the attic felt different. I couldn’t keep the secret anymore.

 

When I asked my mother if her dad did to her what Woody Allen did to me, I honestly did not know the answer. I also didn’t know the firestorm it would trigger. I didn’t know that my father would use his sexual relationship with my sister to cover up the abuse he inflicted on me. I didn’t know that he would accuse my mother of planting the abuse in my head and call her a liar for defending me. I didn’t know that I would be made to recount my story over and over again, to doctor after doctor, pushed to see if I’d admit I was lying as part of a legal battle I couldn’t possibly understand. At one point, my mother sat me down and told me that I wouldn’t be in trouble if I was lying – that I could take it all back. I couldn’t. It was all true. But sexual abuse claims against the powerful stall more easily. There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.

 

After a custody hearing denied my father visitation rights, my mother declined to pursue criminal charges, despite findings of probable cause by the State of Connecticut – due to, in the words of the prosecutor, the fragility of the “child victim.” Woody Allen was never convicted of any crime. That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls. I was terrified of being touched by men. I developed an eating disorder. I began cutting myself. That torment was made worse by Hollywood. All but a precious few (my heroes) turned a blind eye. Most found it easier to accept the ambiguity, to say, “who can say what happened,” to pretend that nothing was wrong. Actors praised him at awards shows. Networks put him on TV. Critics put him in magazines. Each time I saw my abuser’s face – on a poster, on a t-shirt, on television – I could only hide my panic until I found a place to be alone and fall apart.

 

Last week, Woody Allen was nominated for his latest Oscar. But this time, I refuse to fall apart. For so long, Woody Allen’s acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away. But the survivors of sexual abuse who have reached out to me – to support me and to share their fears of coming forward, of being called a liar, of being told their memories aren’t their memories – have given me a reason to not be silent, if only so others know that they don’t have to be silent either.

 

Today, I consider myself lucky. I am happily married. I have the support of my amazing brothers and sisters. I have a mother who found within herself a well of fortitude that saved us from the chaos a predator brought into our home.

 

But others are still scared, vulnerable, and struggling for the courage to tell the truth. The message that Hollywood sends matters for them.

 
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?
 
 
Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
 
So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.
 
 
Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?
 
 
(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about it in public. It’s important to note that Woody Allen was never prosecuted in this case and has consistently denied wrongdoing; he deserves the presumption of innocence. So why publish an account of an old case on my blog? Partly because the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award to Allen ignited a debate about the propriety of the award. Partly because the root issue here isn’t celebrity but sex abuse. And partly because countless people on all sides have written passionately about these events, but we haven’t fully heard from the young woman who was at the heart of them. I’ve written a column about this, but it’s time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.)
 
 
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Hollywood and the media reacted to allegations Farrow shared in The New York Times, where she wrote Woody Allen “sexually assaulted” her as a child.

 
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Dylan Farrow made disturbing allegations against Woody Allen Saturday, claiming the director “sexually assaulted” her when she was 7.
 
 
Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, published a firsthand account of the alleged abuse in an open letter posted on New YorkTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof‘s blog.
 
 
On Twitter, members of the entertainment industry and news media expressed support for Farrow, with some saying they could no longer separate their appreciation of Allen’s films from the allegations about his personal life.
 
 
Girls star Lena Dunham urged her Twitter followers to read the piece, tweeting “To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous. Please read.”
 
 
Actor Adam Baldwin tweeted the allegations against Allen should surprise no one, while ESPN’s Jane McManuswrote “Choose your heroes carefully and be willing to let them go. The National Journal‘s Bruce Arthur tweeted “You will never look at Woody Allen the same way. And you shouldn’t.” And novelist Sarah Dessen wrote the essay gave her “chills” and called Farrow “so freaking brave” for penning it.
 
 
Comedy writer Jenny Johnson shared a link to the letter, tweeting “Maybe this will help other victims and convince Hollywood to stop kissing Woody Allen’s ass,” while The Wall Street Journal‘sTom Gara  tweeted simply “The end of Woody Allen.”
 
 
Jack Moore, one of the writers behind the popular SeinfeldToday parody Twitter account, questioned how people disgusted by Jerry Sandusky‘s actions at Penn State could still support Allen. “Woody Allen is a genius, who I’ve idolized my entire life,” he tweeted. “But to value his art over the well-being of an abused person is unconscionable.”
 
 
In her open letter, Farrow described he abuse: “[W]hen I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.”
 
Allen has never been legally convicted of a crime related to the abuse allegations.
 
The allegations come as Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine, is nominated for three Academy Awards, including best original screenplay for the director. Farrow called out Blue Jasmine stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, and Louis C.K. in the letter, asking “What if it had been your child”?
 
On Jan. 12, Ronan Farrow, the son of Allen and Mia Farrow, referenced the alleged abuse on Twitter after Diane Keaton accepted Allen’s Golden Globes honor: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?”
 
Allen and Mia Farrow ended their relationship in 1992, when allegations of the abuse surfaced. The director soon married Soon-Yi Previn, also Farrow’s adopted daughter.
 
 
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A Child Dies in Poverty: Mother Can’t Afford Funeral.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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A Child Dies in Poverty: Mother Can’t Afford Funeral

 

Dear Friends,

 

My friend Nancy’s (@planetscape) friend Nicole just lost her sweet little boy. Nicole, who also has serious health issues, barely scrapes by, frequently with Nancy’s help. The other tragedy in this story is that Nicole doesn’t have the money to pay for her beloved son’s funeral. Please let’s join together and do what we can to relieve Nicole of this burden.

 

 

Samuel David Edwards

Born in Decatur, Georgia on May 6, 2007

Departed on January 26, 2014 and resided in Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

 

Click on the links above for maps and directions.
The following is a letter Nancy wrote to her friends at PerlMonks, a forum for programmers.
I am deeply saddened to report that David, [koolgirl]‘s 6-year old son, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from pediatric myocarditis caused by coronavirus infection.

 

 

David was the sweetest child you will ever have the privilege to know. He was bright, funny, cheerful, autistic, and loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Gizzy, who passed late last year. He loved pirates, riding his brand-new bike that Santa brought, and Disney’s Cars and Planes, and was thrilled to be starting Cub Scouts this year.

 

 

As some of you may know, [koolgirl] nearly lost her legs a few years ago due to peripheral venous insufficiency and resulting gangrene. She should be on disability, but has not yet been accepted. She works very long, hard hours to keep her little family together.

 

 

I hope this plea does not seem gauche, but we would like to request that donations for David’s Memorial be made to PayPal via rockwaretech@gmail.com
Please note that time is of the essence; [koolgirl]‘s appointment with the funeral director is tomorrow morning.
(I do have [koolgirl]‘s express permission to post her email here for this purpose.)

 

 

In Memoriam
Samuel David Edwards
May 6, 2007 – January 26, 2014

 

 

Please help

 

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