Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

“The Hurt Locker” opening nationwide in July

June 28, 2009

The film opened this past Friday in New York and L.A.  Looks pretty good.

30 Foot Obama Dances on Building

November 4, 2008

Oneupweb is a digital marketing agency located in Traverse City, Michigan. The company was supporting Barack Obama in the U.S. Presidential election this year. After having multiple Obama/Biden campaign signs stolen from their property, Oneup employees decided to craft a campaign sign that couldn’t be stolen. People of the world, listen to me now: Never screw with techies. They will take their revenge in ways you and I will never conceptualize. This is one of the most clever collective middle-fingers I’ve seen in sometime.

The Daily Chum is no fan of Obama’s policies, but we hate any form of political intimidation or attempts to suppress others’ right of political expression. Douchebags of all parties: stop screwing with people’s campaign propaganda.

Via The Dogg, who’s been down with The Chum Master since ’88.

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Dancing Obama on building

Happy Election Day

November 4, 2008

Via Despair, Inc.

Congressional legislation introduced to bring down THE VOLUME ON TV COMMERCIALS

June 20, 2008

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Bringing Down the Volume of Loud Commercials
Kim Hart

Ever get sick of those commercials that seem to be a lot louder than the show you’re watching?

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) sympathizes with you.

The senator yesterday introduced legislation that would require the Federal Communications Commission to bar commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany. It’s called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM Act.

“Excessively loud television commercials are annoying and drive families away from quality programming,” Wicker said in a news release. “This bill is a common sense approach to a problem that plagues individuals across the nation and will create a more enjoyable television experience. As a member of the Commerce Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues to make this legislation a reality.”

The bill has companion legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Anna Eschoo (D-CA).

Should this issue be a top priority for Congress and the FCC?

U.S. likely to withdraw Navy ships from coast of Myanmar

June 2, 2008

You can’t force help on people. Many more are expected to die from the effects of the May cyclone as the Burmese military government sits on its hands. Very sad.

Asked if the military junta there is guilty of genocide, Gates said, “I tend to see genocide more as a purposeful elimination of people, this is more akin, in my view, to criminal neglect.”

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