Sunday, September 2, 2012

Progressive Central - The People's Convention Sept. 4th, 2012

Progressive Democrats of America - Progressive Central 
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oregon Chai is hosting a Twitter Party!

Oregon Chai is hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. 


 Twitter partygoers will be steeped in great conversation learn tips for finding MeTime with decadent chai recipes and win tea-rrific prizes!

Prizes include an oversized, custom Oregon Chai tea mug, double-walled, acrylic iced chai tea cup and a variety of Oregon Chai Original teas. Plus, one lucky chai-ticipant will win a grand prize Kindle Fire! 

  Follow @OregonChai 

use hashtag #OregonChai 

to join the fun.


That's not all!

Oregon Chai is offering one lucky Oregon Chai Facebook fan the chance to win a $5,000 Chai-scape makeover for their backyard. As an extra bonus, 1,000 fans who enter will get a chicOregon Chai Iced Chai Tumbler. 

To learn more check out the "Chai-scape Your Backyard" Facebook tab

 This is a post sponsored by Oregon Chai

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

HBO's new series, "The Newsroom"

Aaron Sorkin, of The West Wing fame, brings to us yet another drama, a behind the scenes cable-news program - HBO's "The Newsroom" , and from what we see in Episode 1: "We Just Decided To", as informative, intense, and yes just as entertaining.

In the beginning scene we see Will McAvoy, played brilliantly by Jeff Daniels. We quickly discover that Will has developed his news persona as a man that does not reveal his preference to a party, never offending anyone - dubbed the Jay Leno of the News, but this has come at a cost.  Where this has probably served him well as a news anchor it seems that he has sold out as to what his ethics in journalism had once been. During this event at a panel discussion at Northwest University he is on the other side of an interview and he dances around the questions asked of him with snarky, witty answers until the host demands a real "human answer" to his question. Having, what my tv guide described as a meltdown during a panel interview at a college, I personally found to be more of a honest direct answer, with a perspective that was right on target to reality about current real life politics and the state of our country not actually being "The Greatest Country in the World" and why. This is much more than the crowd or host expected to hear. After the interview was over and they leave the stage he's bombarded with questions from his co-guests until he looks at them and reveals he hadn't a clue what he'd just said, "what did I say out there?",  hence being called a "meltdown".

Next scene - 3 weeks later Will returns to work after a "vacation" where nobody could reach him, to find his crew has jumped ship to work on another show that is to start in 2 weeks.  Will's not very pleased so he tells them all to take a paid 2 wk. vacation and leave now. His asinine past treatment of his crew is quite evident and we discover that the meltdown was not the reason for their choice in job transfer, but instead his ill treatment of his staff. This leaves Will with a very small new replacement crew hired by Charlie Skinner, played by Sam Waterson, which we discover may be the best thing that has happened!

Will is especially unhappy when he discovers one of his new crew members is MacKenzie McHale played by Emily Mortimer as his new highly respected news producer he once was romantically involved with! MacKenzie has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan for over 2 years and they've not spoken in all that time. Though they seem to have a rocky relationship due to their past, MacKenzie appears to be exactly what Will needs. Will of course has traded in several million dollars of his contract for the opportunity each week to fire her at week's end if he so desires - typical it seems of Will, but MacKenzie knows how to handle Will which is revealed during the first very successful show. MacKenzie knows how to manipulate him to being the best he can be. There are also still sparks there between the two, the history yet to be revealed.

MacKenzie brings with her Jim Harper, played by John Gallagher, Jr. who had covered the news with her abroad.
Jim quickly reveals what an asset he is when he actually listens to the new crew and determines very quickly that the news trickling in about an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is much more than initially thought to be. Contributing to this quickly developing story is intern Margaret Jordan played by Alison Pill who quickly rose to associate producer, Don Keefer played by Thomas Sadoski who was his former executive producer who decides to stay on, Neal Sampat played by Dev Patel covered the London subway bombings with his camera phone and now writes Will's blog that Will just discovers, "I have a blog", scours the internet for stories and is the first to hear of the oil spill, and Sloan Sabbith played by Olivia Munn as the network's financial news reporter.

Gruff as he appears, Will listens to what this crew has to say, even though some of the sources for the story aren't your typical sources, but trusts the crew mostly because MacKenzie trusts Jim and Will trusts MacKenzie. They go live, breaking a story that nobody else in news media has covered. 

I expect each week we'll see more intense news drama, based on real news, while revealing much more intense character development as the show continues. This is one show you really need to check out. 

Watch the premiere online for free at HBO

Follow @HBO and use the hashtag #Newsroom to join the conversation during the show each week on Twitter
Join The Newsroom on Facebook

originally published on TV Megasite

Monday, April 9, 2012

A few sites for free Kindle books can be found...

on my Twitter list for: Books

Have a few you can add? Please do tell!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Get ready for another Twitter party hosted by Oregon Chai!

 Hold onto your teacup!

Oregon Chai  

is hosting a Twitter party 
April 12, 2012 
from 5 to 6 Pacific Time. 

Twitter partygoers can expect tips for 

finding Me Time, 

decadent chai recipes 

and giveaways galore! 

They’ll also have the chance to virtually mingle with other chai-fanatics.

Prizes include:
  •  an oversized,custom Oregon Chai tea mug, 
  • double-walled, acrylic iced chai tea cup 
  • and variety of Oregon Chai Original teas. 
  • Plus, we’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card 
  • and a collapsible picnic basket. 
  • And one lucky participant will win a grandprize Kindle Fire! 

Follow @OregonChai and use hashtag #OregonChai to join the fun.


BUT That's not all!!!!!

Oregon Chai is currently offering a $1 OFF Oregon Chai product coupon for Facebook fans who take our fun and intriguing Me, Myself and Chai personality test. Click here to take our test!


don't forget

 to "Like" Oregon Chai on 

post sponsored by Oregon Chai

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ilya Sheyman canvas Highland Park, IL

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PDAmerica supporting Progressive candidates!

Drill Baby Drill didn't help at all did it?!?

Production actually increased in the U.S. and prices didn't go down!

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