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VP Dick Cheney’s Sexiest Speech Ever Endearing Obama & Hillary At Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner

The annual Radio & TV correspondents dinner on April 16th 2008 was an unusual and unforgettable display of personality for Vice President Dick Cheney.

The gala was a grand event attended by over 2,000 government officials, power players throughout the media, politicians, and celebrities.

Most memorable however were V.P. Dick Cheney’s remarks, which I provide an excerpt of below for your comic relief.

V.P. Dick Cheney: “As the President said in his video message, he is hosting a dinner in the honor of Pope Benedict. And I myself met with his holiness this morning at the White House. So between that and this dinner with the media, it’s been quite a day for me. I spent the morning with one infallible authority and now I get to spend the evening with one thousand of them.”

Cheney joked a bit about global warming reminding us that it would indeed be getting warmer considering it’s spring time.

Cheney mentioned the President himself complimenting as benig “the funniest guy he knows.” Cheney took that as a compliment, but tried to keep it in perspective considering it comes from the same fella who thinks that 9’oclock is late, who believes ginger ale is a night cap, and who thinks paradise is 40 miles west of Waco.

Cheney remarked candidly: “…Even my wife seems to think my image needs polishing. At breakfast today I asked Lynn if deep down it bugs her that people have taken to calling me Darth Vader? She said, ‘Not at all. It humanizes you.'”

The last time Lynn Cheney went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart she brought a toy sized Darth Vader and gave it to him during the show. It was a fun moment. Following the show Lynn jetted rather quickly to get out of there. The next night, Jon said she had gone to bring him back a pie. Yeah right! To throw in his face perhaps. LOL

Speaking of Mo Rocca, Cheney said among his other credits Mo used to host a TV show called ‘Things I Hate About You’ which Dick likened to ‘Countdown with Keith Olberman.’

Best of all was Cheney’s remarks about the campaign which he expressed to be watching with interest and really wanting John McCain to win. Cheney said he is proud to support John even though one of the Democrats running is a relative of his. He’s Senator Obama to you, but he’s cousin Barak to big Dick. Amazingly enough it turns out that Barak is also related to Brad Pitt. That means Dick Cheney and Brad Pitt are related, which explains what Angelina sees in that guy. In any case Cheney told the Radio & TV correspondents “You’re looking at somebody who is just a couple of degrees of separation from the sexiest man alive.”

Cheney said of cousin Obama: “Barak Obama and I have had our disagreements and frankly, I do wish he’d keep these things in the family. For example I keep telling him it’s time to start thinking about a choice for Vice President. He says he’ll find a running mate just as soon as he’s got himself a new Pastor.”

All laughed and enjoyed Cheney’s remarks about cousin Barak sitting through some mighty riveting sermons over the years. Cheney added that if he gets elected you’re not going to want to miss those Washington prayer breakfasts.

In closing Cheney mentioned the two Democrats running for President and the fact they’re still hopelessly divided over whose the real uniter. Dick exhorted the press to go easy on Senator Clinton on the whole business on running and ducking from gunfire in Bosnia. Cheney said Hillary made an honest mistake. She confused the Bosnia trip with the time he took her hunting.

It’s too bad Cheney has come out of the closet as a jokester so late in his political career. Maybe secretly behind close doors he really is like Dubya says a pretty likeable and funny guy. I guess however when you’re approving “enhanced interrogation” techniques and feeling guilty about it, you kind of have to keep your mouth shut to protect the administration. Nevertheless we all could use some more comic relief right about now. Keep it coming Mr. Vice President, we’re starting to like you.

ps. Can I go fishing with you? You seem to really have an eye for hot chicks and definitely have the bank account with your Halliburton holdings to show them a good time. Where did you get those sunglasses anyway?

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Your Stock’s Earnings Yield

Stocks highlighted in this article are: Airvana, Inc. (AIRV), The Buckle, Inc. (BKE), Metavante Technologies, Inc. (MV), Macrovision Solutions, Inc. (MVSN) and Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL).

A stock’s Earnings Yield measures just that, the anticipated yield (or return) an investment in a stock could give you based on the earnings and the price paid for the stock. The calculation is the inverse of the P/E ratio. The P/E, of course, is the Price / Earnings. So a stock trading at a Price of $ 35 with Earnings of $ 3 has a P/E ratio of 11.67, which means it’s selling at 11.67 times earnings. Another way of looking at it is you’re paying $ 11.67 for $ 1 of earnings.

The Earnings Yield is calculated as Earnings / Price. Using the example above, a stock with $ 3 of Earnings trading at a Price of $ 35 ($ 3 / $ 35) has an earnings yield of 0.0857 or 8.57%. The Earnings Yield, also known as the E/P Ratio is expressed as a percentage. So a yield of 8.57% would also mean 8.57 cents of earnings for $ 1 of investment. Of course, this is all potential, because prices and earnings change.

The most common way people will use this ratio is to compare it to other stocks and to compare the yields to the 10 Year T-Bill. Conventional wisdom has it that if the yield on the stock market (S&P 500 for example) is lower than the yield on the 10-Year Treasury (2.89% as of 3/9/09), then stocks might be considered overvalued. If the yield on the S&P 500 is greater than the 10 Year T-Bill, stocks would be considered undervalued.

The theory behind this is that Bonds and Stocks are competing for investors’ dollars. And to attract investment interest in stocks, a higher yield needs to be paid to the stock investor for the extra risk he’s assuming compared to the virtual risk-free investment offered in US-backed Treasuries.

If earnings go up, the yield goes up. If earnings go down, so does the yield. Prices also affect the yield. If Prices go up, the yield goes down. And if prices go down, the yield goes up.

In June of 2007, the Yield on the 10 Yr. T-Bill was 4.95%. However, the Earnings Yield on the S&P 500 was 4.19%. Not much of a risk premium on a risk-based investment.

Remember, if the Earnings Yield on stocks is below the T-Bill rate, stocks are considered overvalued. (I should point out that within months, the market began to falter.)

Currently, the Earnings Yield on the S&P 500 using the 12-Month Projected Earnings Estimate is 9.51%, compared to the 10 Yr. Treasury of 2.89%.

With yields well above the 10 Year, conventional wisdom suggests stocks are in the ‘undervalued’ range. Of course, stocks can continue to get more undervalued. But keeping an eye on this ratio is yet another way to find the right stocks and the right times to get in.

The screen I’m running today looks for the following: * Price >= $ 5 * Volume (Avg. 20 Day Shares) >= 100,000 * Earnings Yield >= 5% (for those using the Research Wizard, the calculation looks like this: (i642/i5)*100. That’s the 12 Month Forward Looking Estimate (i642) divided by the Current Price (i5)) * 12 Month Projected Growth Rate >= 10 * Zacks Rank = 1

Here are 5 stocks from this week’s screen (for Tues. 3/10/09): AIRV Airvana, Inc. BKE The Buckle, Inc. MV Metavante Technologies, Inc. MVSN Macrovision Solutions, Inc. POWL Powell Industries, Inc.

Get the rest of the stocks on this list and start using the Earnings Yield in your own screens.

Kevin Matras is the Research Wizard Product Manager and weekly contributing Editor at Zacks Investment Research who creates and writes the Zacks Commentary Screen of the Week. For more information, visit

Challenges to Expect When You Cut Dog Nails

Believe it or not, the many challenges in life can include attempting to cut dog nails. However, being cognizant of such challenges can make trimming your dog’s nails a piece of cake. Here are some of the main challenges that you might have to deal with when it’s time to trim your pooch’s nails.

1. The quick is difficult to see with dark nails.
It’s easier to see and avoid the quick if your dog has nails of a light color. However, the task can be much more difficult if your dog’s nails are dark. The best step to take in this situation is to clip small pieces of nail. Watch out for a dark region in the middle of the clipped nail. When you see it, note that that’s the quick’s beginning. Then when you spot a light inner area as you cut dogs nails, it’s imperative that you stop clipping–to avoid causing your dog pain.

2. The dew claws also need clipping.
The dew claws grow on the inside of your dog’s legs. They certainly need trimming since they don’t get worn down like the other nails. If your dog gets these nails caught in undergrowth or bedding, then the result can be quite painful for it. So, it’s critical to trim the dew claws.

3. The nails may require filing after cutting them.
This depends greatly on the variety of clippers that you use. The problem typically arises when you use toenail clippers for humans, or standard dog nail clippers. However the “guillotine” type of cutter creates a cleaner cut. To solve this problem, use a tiny nail file. You could also use a product such as Pedi Paws, which files the dog’s nail rather than cut dog nails.

Trimming your dog’s nails will certainly create challenges. Still remember that the thrill of challenges is overcoming them.

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Musings on Lessons I’ve Learned From Relocating

Having moved, and lived both domestically and overseas, there are many lessons I’ve learned.  Some of the biggest were when I lived with a host family in Normandie, France.  Here are some of the things that my experiences in other cultures have taught me.

Laughter is the most powerful and easiest form of communication. Laughter is understood by everyone, and it has a way of endearing people to you, no matter what language you speak. Being able to make people laugh is invaluable. If you live in another culture, it’s better to try to communicate, than to remain silent. One of the easiest ways to make people laugh, especially in another country, is when you are learning their language and you accidentally mis-use a word.  The result is usually hysterical laughter.  And, you didn’t even have to try to make it happen!  When I lived in France for the first time, and let go of my fear of making mistakes in French, I had people laughing every day. It was so contagious that I quickly caught on to “les jeux-de-mots” – puns – and became quite skilled at them. This, in time, increased my self-confidence, and enabled me to make many friends.

Experiencing life is more fun than watching it. Living with a host family led me to develop a zest and curiosity for life that has helped me discover many things I never would have done by sitting on the sidelines. It started with my Host Mom, Simone, constantly pushing me into the center of action. When she took me on excursions, she would literally push me to the interesting parts, and explain the importance of a historical monument, or a painting. Once, when we happened upon a festival in Bayeux, France, with live dancers doing a traditional dance, she shoved me right into the arms of one of the spinning men, in full frock, and I had no choice but to dance with him!  I had never experienced the pride she felt towards her culture and her history. It was so much more enriching than being led to a museum and feeling at a distance from the exhibits. Because of my experiences with Simone, I learned to seek out opportunities to discover new things.  Now, when I go to another place, I consciously seek out new activities, new ideas, and new possibitlies, which all lend to a smoother transition and to getting to know a new place – both of which are foundations of my program to help you successfully transition to a new place.

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Buy Eric Clapton Concert Tickets

Eric Clapton is basically a highly regarded and influential English blues-rock and roll guitarist in addition as a singer-songwriter. He has singularly been inducted three periods in the Rock and roll and Roll Corridor of Fame like a solo performer, at the exact same time like a band member Of the Yardbirds and Product or service. Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone journal’s checklist of your “one particular hundred Biggest Guitarists of All Time” and #53 on their checklist with the “Immortals: a hundred Best Artists of All Time”. In 2010, Clapton was ranked #four on Gibson’s Major 50 Guitarists of All Time.

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Despite the actuality that Eric Clapton has varied his musical design and style throughout his occupation, it has typically remained grounded from the blues; despite this emphasis, he is credited as an innovator in the substantial assortment of genres collectively with blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock and roll (with Cream). Clapton’s chart triumph was not restricted in the direction of the blues, with chart-toppers in Grownup contemporary (“Tears in Heaven”) and reggae (Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff”; he’s often credited for bringing reggae and Bob Marley for the mainstream). Two of his most prosperous recordings ended up currently being the hit have fun with song “Layla”, which he carried out aided by the band Derek as well as the Dominos, and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, which has been his staple track simply because his days with Lotion. Eric Clapton has performed songs by myriad artists, which encompass Bob Marley, J.J. Cale, Bo Diddley, Robert Johnson, and Bob Dylan. He cites Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Man, and Hubert Sumlin each in musical influence and on his fashion around the guitar.

Eric Clapton holds no other artist in higher esteem than Robert Johnson. In 2004, Clapton introduced a CD and DVD entitled Courses for Robert Johnson, featuring Clapton documenting Robert Johnson covers with electrical and acoustic guitars. He performs these tracks dwell and inside of the apply area all around the DVD, likewise as offers brief interviews explaining the sizeable impact Robert Johnson acquired on him. Doyle Bramhall II helps Clapton about the acoustic tracks of the CD as nicely as the DVD.

In his guide, Finding Robert Johnson (which he co-authored with a amount of other writers), Clapton stated of Johnson, that he was “…the most major blues musician who basically lived. He was genuine, absolutely, to his individual vision, and as deep as I’ve got gotten into your tunes in extra of the survive 30 years, I’ve obtained hardly ever recognized something additional deeply soulful than Robert Johnson. His new music stays the most robust cry that I believe you might possibly find out within the human words, truly. It seemed to echo some matter I seasoned generally felt.” Clapton persuaded Freddie King to warning along with his report label, RSO in 1974. Clapton has recorded about six of J. J. Cale’s originals and has place out an album with him. Clapton has also collaborated with Frank Zappa, B.B. King, George Harrison, Santana, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, John Lennon, Mark Knopfler And also the Plastic Ono Band. Clapton also collaborated with singer/songwriter John Mayer on his 2006 album launch, Continuum. Mayer cites Clapton in his liner notes: “Eric Clapton knows I steal from him and is still cool with it.” Clapton inspired Mayer to write “I Frequently do not Believe in Myself (With Loving You)”, resembling traits of Clapton’s musical and style layout.

A amount of guitarists that Clapton has influenced are: Richie Sambora, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Duane Allman, Derek Vans,[49] Eddie Van Halen, Brian Could possibly perhaps, Orianthi, Jimi Hendrix, Brad Paisley, Jonny Buckland, Joe Don Rooney, Alex Lifeson, Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, and Davy Knowles.

Eric Clapton performed a a few of-evening show with Jeff Beck at London’s O2 Area 13-14 February 2010. The 2 former Yardbirds prolonged their 2010 tour with stops at Madison Square Backyard, Air Canada Centre and also the Bell Centre in Montreal. Clapton carried out a sequence of concerts in 11 cities by way of the United States from 25 February to 13 March 2010. His third European tour with Steve Winwood began on 18 May well properly and ended 13 June. He then started out a shorter North American tour lasting from 26 June to 3 July, beginning together with his 3rd Crossroads Guitar Festival on 26 June in Bridgeview, Illinois. Clapton launched a clean studio album, Clapton, on 27 September 2010 within the United Kingdom and 28 September 2010 within the Usa. On 17 November 2010, Clapton performed as guest on the Prince’s Rely on rock and roll gala held in the Royal Albert Hall with Jools Holland, Chris Stainton, Midge Ure and Mark King. The exhibit was filmed and recorded for tv broadcast on Sky 3D on 19 December 2010. You can find Eric Clapton available tickets from online tickets broker

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Cultural Appropriation in American Popular Culture – A Musing of Abuse and Amusement

The globalization process, starting with man’s first steps beyond the horizon, is nigh complete. This integration of politics, economics, culture and biology has erupted a volcano of change to many traditional societies as well as shaped American culture. Not only have uncontacted Amazonian tribes, carrying on their lips questions of the flying metal birds they’ve viewed for many years, but men such as Percy Fawcett, and Edmund Hillary and David Livingstone have already plucked the apple of uncharted regions for which to explore. The Final brush strokes of Earth’s maps have dried, yet the assimilation, acculturation and alteration that is taking place today is lead by the melding and molding of societies by the hands of globalization.

Not only is American popular culture being affected by the patterns of globalization, it is eagerly seeking out and speeding the appropriation response through globe-spanning networks of exchange. The oldest traditions of a foreign culture are leaking into the American lexicon, as they had for centuries through immigration, economic ties and exploration, yet now even the latest food, dress and technological trends find themselves integrated into Western ways.

When this occurs, there is of course the unfortunate truth of a diversion from original intent, or a bastardization of the original form. The American’s insatiable taste for all things foreign falls into the maw of America’s even more overwhelming sense of cultural superiority. The love of the ways of others falls victim to the lust of oneself as the original economic, technological, sociocultural, political and biological import elements run the gauntlet of both transnational dissemination and the meat-grinder of American interpretation. What comes to pass is not quite parody not quite tribute…but a divergent and distinct breed.

One needs only to look to the average American dress, mannerisms, vernacular, religions, arts, media, and food…. The list is extended as far as the imagination…to find the outcome of cultural appropriation in American life. From Japan, we take the sushi fad, kimono robes, martial arts and more. What we did with them is fry them in oil, wear casually, practice for exercise and mock in movies. The adventurous wear berets and black clothes to the French cinema. Neighborhoods thrive on the reveling of a perceived/dishonest compact with the old country, extending stereotype and generalities to their children. Americans eat up religion, pseudo mysticism, philosophy and iconography quicker than they can tie a Kabbalah bracelet, faster than they can downward dog or rearrange the living room to promote positive chi.

While these corruptions are spreading what was once exotic “isms”, once relegated to crossword puzzles, trivia and social studies classroom posters, ownership also takes on a new significance. With a proliferation of Westernized (read bastardized) foreign elements to be found in the Western world, also is an easing of cultural trauma, acceptance and acclimation that immigrant populations face upon coming to receiving cultures. The “Coolies” of yesteryear, being both gawked at and treated as inferiors, now are nothing to bat an eye at. Americans may well be more apt to spend a day celebrating Bastille Day, Cinco de Mayo or any other day of drink and gaiety than a Frenchman, Mexican or otherwise. Frozen Curry Lean Cuisine, instant Pad Thai and celebrity-endorsed Pannini sandwiches are an easy testament to the Protean proto-culture that reached American society via offshore culture wells. The product may be seen as a usurpation, a co-opting or vulgarity of the original form and intent, yet the melting pot has long been stirred with a skewing soup spoon.

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