We love when rating in news makes the news it is never good for the left. We never cheer for CNN but this time it was worth a chuckle. We all know FOX news is number one and has been forever. The big news was when MSNBC passed CNN for number two. Well July we see a flip CNN reclaimed the spot right behind Fox News Channel for the month by most key measures. The best part is the total day average among the news demo of adults 25-54 for MSNBC dropped 33 percent from July 2013. In this demo technically they are not even number three they dropped below Headline News to be number four. The news is not good for the lame stream media and liberals as in both primetime and total day, CNN, MSNBC and HLN all were off double digits in the targeted demographic compared to a year ago. We are sure they went to Netflix and Hulu but some went to Fox News as not only do they retain the top spot, they went in primetime 2%. The must be the liberals who had children or looked at their paycheck taxes and realized who really has their best interest. Lame streamers never wins because the audience is fleeting.
Sometimes the women of the week just comes out of thin air. This women was not on our radar even though she was last years #16 the sixth time on the countdown. In 2012 #18, 2011and 2010 #19, 2009 #13 and 2008 #15. This is Vanessa Anne Hudgens who was born December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California has performed musical theatre since the age of eight. In 2004 she was in her first movie role in Thirteen. We saw her walk the red carpet at the 2014 Young Hollywood Event and had to give her a week. She has had a streak of sub par underwhelming movies which had very little box office success. This is more than likely the reason you will not see her on the big screen until 2015 in the movie Kitchen Sink. We do not want to discount Spring Breakers or Journey as they made enough money most movies would be happy to bring in ticket sales. She does not need to work as her Disney legacy is more than likely still paying the bills. Vanessa is a stone cold fox and all sorts of sexy. She has a great curvy body a drop dead gorgeous face, amazing smile and when she bats her eyes we are dead in the water.
One of the best race of the season is going to be in the Georgia Senate. We need to remove Democrat Michelle Nunn as she is nothing but a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama. The big reason is the wide open race between two first time candidates is a wide open hot mess ready to become a powder keg. Nunn is facing former corporate executive David Perdue, 64, this one could hold the balance of the senate when all is said and done. The GOP needs Georgia in the fold as they need six more seats to run the senate and pick up the seat vacated by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss. Perdue is saying all the right things do not give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid one more vote in the chamber and called for the repeal of Obama’s health care law as well as the Dodd-Frank law that changed financial regulations after the 2008 market collapse. He is speaking our language and the only thing is does Georgia want to hear it. If they do not they might need to get in a cave for the next four months as a conservative Super PAC launched a television ads and is expected to flood airwaves right until November four election day.
If this president was to be the one to life up the poor, that is not happening. If this was the president to raise the middle class and penalize the richer class, which is not working either. The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline. The same study noted that the top six percent, household net worth increased 14 percent over the same 10 years. For households at the median level of net worth, much of the damage has occurred since the start of the last recession in 2007. The issue with the middle class growth is flawed as well as those number have a portion of the growth in the rise of home values. Once the bubble burst on housing and job they inflated numbers deflated. We are not going to see a rise in these numbers in that fashion again. The lesson was nothing lasts forever and you should have cashed out why you had the chance. The middle class went larger trading in their smaller house for a bigger one and now they are stuck with a larger home they are upside down on, the taxes are rising and they are drowning. Nobody could see the right time to jump but looking back it seems pretty easy to fall into the mistakes that were made.
We love a good story where it shades President Barack Obama as inept. We have waited long for America to wake up and see this empty suit for what he is. That day will never come so we take little victories. There was another one as the approval rating for this president is now 39% we are not sure if he ran again he would win, but it does not matter, the fact is he did win and history will show, two terms, rising stock market, jobs numbers, and the collapse he walked into and be created with saving. He will have Obamacare that will be an unfunded mess forever but never going away either. So when we find that Americans dropping favorable rating of President Barack Obama in six different character dimensions we need to step back and enjoy the numbers. They are only down slightly but they are now the worst Gallup numbers that has been measured for him to date. There is not a lot this means that we can do or change but the more people that realize he is any empty suit the easy it will be to find the good in the next president and hopefully a GOP at that.
This Obamacare can turn into a political blog by itself, the silver lining is we have juicy bits for the long dog days of summer. Do you remember Andrew Slavitt, he was the former executive at the technology company tasked with saving HealthCare.gov. They realized they needed help from the dreaded private sector since the had botched the rollout so bad he is the current second-in-command at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You would think this is a big enough job as he has one direct report none other than Department of Health and Human Services CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. This is not enough as he wants to double dip and was granted an ethics waiver by the Department of Health and Human Services to begin working with his former company immediately. The waiver was granted despite the clear potential of a conflict of interest. Slavitt, a former OptumInsight/QSSI group vice president, left the company last month to work as the principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Obamacare and HealthCare.gov. OptumInsight/QSSI is the sister company of UnitedHealthcare, which offers health insurance plans on a variety of state-run exchanges and plans to expand into the federal exchange run by HealthCare.gov. Both are owned by UnitedHealthGroup. This is rare and it will become an issue mark it down.
Must be a week were Obamacare bad stores can be hidden or people on vacation. Today we find there was an undercover operation that found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law’s enrollment system. The fake applicants were able to get subsidized insurance coverage in 11 of 18 attempts, according to a report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. The agency conducted their own audit operation to test the strength of how Obamacare handles eligibility with their self-built verification system. The findings will be discussed in a House Ways and Means hearing. The undercover investigators created fake identities by inventing Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship, and by counterfeiting documents. They were almost perfect as 11 of 12 fake online or telephone applications were approved. Six online applications were initially blocked by the verification system, but the investigators were able to find a workaround by going through the call center. This little study revealed the 11 approved applications is about $2,500 monthly or about $30,000 annually. The good news the in-person caretaker stopped five out of six cases. We have said repeatedly Obamacare leaves the government vulnerable to fraud like they have never seen before.
We all know the day is coming when Obamacare blows out the pocketbooks of taxpaying Americans. We had hoped the two federal appeals courts would shed light instead they issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. Everyone agrees neither will get to Supreme Court. One ruling a divided three-judge panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums, saying financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges. The second was in Richmond, Virginia, where an appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing health insurance tax credits for consumers in all 50 states. The President will stall here as he can ask the Washington case decided by a three-judge panel, for a full 11-member appeals court to hear the case. This is more than likely a slam dunk as the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has seven judges appointed by Democratic presidents, including four by Obama. If they do not agree to hear case then we are then back to the prospect of Supreme Court.
This week we highlight someone who every year we say that will be last time she is on the list or have a week. This week we choose Maria Halle Berry. Halle was born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. She has not have a week since 2012. She dropped of the list in 2014 but before that she was #44 in 2013, #36 in 2012 and 2011, in 2010 she was our #25, 2009 #11 and in 2008 her highest placement she was #8. You cannot deny her timeless beauty and every year she seems show up and blow us away. This week was one of those weeks as she showed up on the late night scene and starring in a new TV show Extant. Halle is always working as she now has a TV show and working on a movie Vanita Gupta. There have been plenty of movies that are great some of our favorites Monster’s Ball, Perfect Stranger, X-Men, and Frankie and Alice. Halle has an amazing body and knows how to use it, she always teases us with the perfect mix of cleavage and leg and has mastered dressing sexy. We are not sure if this will return to the list but on TV every week never hurts.
The problem with the Hillary Rodham Clinton train for president if it is not her, what other Waco could they elect. The 2016 Democratic presidential race seems to be all but given to Hillary so who can sway that to another like President Barack Obama did in 2008. We are hearing some names Senator Elizabeth Warren the Indian is one name, she is a perfect lying about heritage classic limousine liberal. A couple other looking to make traction from the senate are Amy Klobuchar and. Kirsten Gillibrand is from New York and so is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo looking for a gap to squeeze in. Maryland also has Governor Martin O’Malley looking to make a name. The list of Governors grows every day and in Missouri Jay Nixon has hinted he is ready. There is our favorite Vice President Biden who been running for something since 1972. If we are talking crazy Joe we might as well add in crazy Bernard Sanders who has been in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Politics never gets old as Gary Hart is going try to coax California Governor Jerry Brown at a run, this would be the 400th for Brown. No shortage so do we want Hillary or anyone of these cast of characters?
Now that we are in the summer you need a road trip. We wanted to let you know of a great stop on Route 17 in New Jersey, The Hermitage. This is a National Historic Landmark that is located on five acres of lawn shaded by centuries-old trees. The fourteen-room Gothic Revival home was built in 1847 from designs by William H. Ranlett for Elijah Rosencrantz Jr. The Hermitage is now owned by the State of New Jersey and operated by the Friends of the Hermitage, Inc. The site is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Hermitage Museum which consist of the historic house, exhibition galleries, and gift shop is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. We found the best part to be that General Washington Is Invited to Make His Headquarters at The Hermitage in July 1778 as the Continental Army, after the important Battle of Monmouth, had marched from New Brunswick and the Great Falls of the Passaic toward the Hudson Highlands with plans to encamp for a rest at Paramus. Washington’s secretary said after leaving the falls of the Passaic, we passed through fertile country to a place called Paramus. We stopped at a Mrs. Watkins’, whose house was marked for headquarters. But the General, receiving a note of invitation from a Mrs. Provost to make her hermitage, as it was called, the seat of his stay while at Paramus. This is just one of the nuggets in the storied history of this house.
This week for the Woman of the Week we used Caitlin Fitzgerald the photo we used was from her red carpet walk up to the Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. She is tearing it up in a IZMAYLOVA Candytuft Citron canary yellow strapless asymmetric evening gown from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The evening design with structured contouring along the bodice and hips, and sheer panels traveling down the sides and a thigh-high slit. Izmaylova London around since 2009 has created ready-to-wear and made-to-measure luxury womenswear collections driven by impeccable fit and quality. Founded by Antonina Izmaylova-Gam and Nathanael Gam, the creative direction expresses a contemporary and clean aesthetic inspired by the rich visual imagery of their home cities: the romance of Paris, the opulence of Imperial Moscow and their poetic intermingling against the modern backdrop of London, England. She brought a gold clutch and stacked bracelets and Joie Jaclyn Ankle Strap Sandals. These heeled sandals in a luxe mix of croc-embossed leather and rich suede. A padded footbed a covered heel and buckled ankle strap. Since 2001, JOIE has been one of the most sought after contemporary brands. Understatedly chic, JOIE’s designs are constantly inspired by the Southern California lifestyle and its casual, yet sophisticated way of life. Originally known for its signature cargos, JOIE has emerged as a lifestyle brand.
Remember when the Clintons were poor living in the White House well those days are long gone and good bye. It was revealed that rolling in the deep has turned into rolling in the dough for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state was paid $2,777 per minute for two university speaking engagements. You know there is blood in the water when these contracts start to surface these one came with a juicy tidbit that she insisted on contracts that cut off reporters’ access to her and limited the number of photos she would take with well-wishers. This was taken from an August 2013 speaking engagement at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This contract was for two engagements and the two totals netted the Clinton family foundation $500,000 for three hours of work. She also put a rider in the contract that allowed her to cancel or reschedule the events for any reason whatsoever. This is rich not to make too much of a pun, but the democrats complain college costs are too high, they complain taxes are not high enough. This is a case where she is abusing both of these from all sides’ sounds to me like she will make a great president for the sheep’s on the left.
You thought congress was useless. You thought a GOP-controlled House can do nothing that had any meaning. All they ever do is stop things and pass nothing to help the American people. That is no longer the case. The House has used the fact they control the purse strings to do something good for all Americans. They passed a $20 billion measure that would slash budgets for enforcing tax laws and new financial regulations. They also threw some dirt by way of the White House buy cutting the healthy food initiative of which first lady Michelle Obama was such a big fan. The House passed the bill 228-195, pretty much a right down the aisle vote. They are trying as there is a provision that would block the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the mandate on individuals to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. They slashed the administration’s $35 million request to help community development banks finance projects aimed at making healthy foods more available in neighborhoods that lack grocery stores. The House adopted an amendment by Kentucky GOP Representative Thomas Massie that would limit the District of Columbia government from enforcing gun laws passed the wake of the 2008 Supreme Court decision that overturned the city’s handgun ban. The ordinances impose hurdles to gun ownership such as fees and fingerprinting. The measure also would cut the IRS’ enforcement budget by $1.2 billion, or 25 percent. The agency targeted tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status and has lost emails they need a little slap in the budget.
We wanted to go over fashion week from France. We thought it might have been over covered this year. We think so many high profile celebs made the trip including the Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kardashian crew, Kate Winslet, Emma Watson, Emmanuelle Seigner, Aissa Maiga, Jared Leto, Sophia Loren, and Jennifer Lopez made it a who’s who for coverage instead of the fashion. The event is held this year at Carrousel du Louvrehe hosts some 30 Haute Couture fashion shows and 40 menswear shows. The mens side rocked as the famed French fashion house Carven debuted classic summer chic and real-world workwear clothing. Things like lumber-jack check shirts, grey suits with ruffled elastic bands, turtle-necks, office shirts and sweaters. Valentino showcased a 52-piece range inspired from outsiders and freethinkers. The collection’s most standout piece was a 60s-style ethnic suede jackets. Christian Dior, went with a blend of Japanese and streetwear styles, the collection showcased white, navy and black toned long jackets with kimono like shawl-collar lapels, 19th century Japanese woodcut patterned vests and tight fit sweaters. This is just as taste as next time you need to make sure you watch, The next edition of Paris Fashion Week will be held from 23th of September to 1st October where the designers are going to present their Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collections.