I blame the donors who allow themselves to be played for marks. I blame the people in the grassroots for allowing themselves to be played for suckers. …It’s time to stop being marks. It’s time to stop being suckers. It’s time for you people to get real.Pat Caddell • Condemning the GOP donor and activist base in a boisterous speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. Caddell, ostensibly a Democratic political consultant (in the past he’s worked for George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, and Joe Biden, among others), has been a fixture on Fox News for years, often lambasting Democratic decisions or predicting dire outcomes for the party, and in the process has made himself very familiar to conservative media consumers. “There’s money passing under the table on both parties,” Caddell said. “Don’t kid yourself… If you can’t see racketeering in front of you, God save you.” source
EDIT: This is Seton Hill, which is based in Pennsylvania, not Seton Hall, which is based in New Jersey. Sorry about that.
I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don’t owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off.Judge Judith “Judy” Sheindlin • Speaking on her recent role as defendant in a lawsuit between the longtime producer of her popular television show, Randy Douthit, and his ex-wife, Patric Jones. During their divorce proceedings, Douthit sold a bevy of expensive, fine china to the TV judge, for the price tag of $50,000 — a figure Jones insists was a drastic lowball (she pegs the value at over $500,000). The lawsuit insists that the sale was a scheme between Sheindin and Douthit to prevent her from receiving the pricey flatware as part of their divorce proceedings. Obviously, Sheindlin herself has not taken kindly to the accusation. source
Listen, I don’t think our platform is the issue. I think a lot of times it’s some of these biologically stupid things that people say, you know, that I believe caused a lot of the problems.RNC chairman Reince Priebus • Diagnosing the problems faced by the Republican Party, which ostensibly played a role in their sound defeat at the voting booth last November, in an interview with Radio Iowa a couple days ago. Piebus’ words (a clear reference to damaging remarks by Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock on rape, among others) could be suggestive of the RNC’s strategic thinking on improving their chances going forward — less emphasis on new policies, perhaps, than on using more tactful rhetoric. source
To get us back in your good graces, we’re going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio. On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an e-mail telling them how to redeem their free game.Lucy Bradshaw, general manager of Maxis • Apologizing to Sim City players everywhere for the disastrous rollout of the longtime series’ new flagship title. The launch achieved a fair bit of notoriety for just how poorly things went — Bradshaw says they were simply unprepared for how many people would be logging on to play (probably a foreseeable issue, given the franchise’s longevity and iconic popularity), overloading the insufficient number of servers running and causing widespread disconnects — intolerable distractions for any central city planner. Bradshaw acknowledges the gesture might seem “a little contrived — kind of like buying a present for a friend after you did something crummy,” but hopes “you won’t stay mad and that we’ll be friends again when SimCity is running at 100 percent.” source