Call Sarah Palin what you want, but she gets it re: Israel

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Sarah Palin - Israel supporter

Republican Sarah Palin, meanwhile, hit a familiar theme, criticizing the mainstream media for its coverage of the event on Facebook – while also coming to Israel’s defense.

“As far too many in the media, and in various governments, rush to condemn Israel, we must put the recent events off Israel’s coast into the right perspective,” she writes. “This ‘relief’ convoy was not about humanitarian aid, as the liberal mainstream media keeps reporting. The whole operation was designed to provoke Israel, not to provide supplies to Palestinians held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Anyone who sees the video of Israeli commandos being attacked as they land on that ship knows the people aboard were vicious thugs, not ‘peace activists.’ The media insults our intelligence with their outright mischaracterization of who these enemies are.”

You can read the rest of the article, as well as comments from other people in both parties in Congress that support Israel here.

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“The Big Bang Theory” question regarding ‘Homo Habilis’

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A show that I only recently got into, The Big Bang Theory, is hilarious.

From the CBS website, a bit about the show:

Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard’s roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities… including love.

This show is a nerd’s delight. Lots of obscure references, science concepts, et cetera, mixed in with a boatload of anti-social tendencies.

For some reason, because I assume the show is “geared” towards the more educated population, I (perhaps naively) thought that the various theories and ideas would be scientifically accurate.

Homo Habilis

Homo Habilis

There is one word that they mentioned numerous times, and the pronunciation is not how I learned it. The word is habilis, as in homo habilis. Homo habilis is the earliest known species of the genus Homo, according to many. Granted I only took one archaeology class in college, but every time I hear them say it I cringe.

On the show, they pronounce it as thought it’s ‘haBILLus’, while I was taught it was pronounced ‘HAbillus’. I looked it up on some website, and they pronounce it as I was taught. You can listen here.

Just sharing.

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Quartet Of ‘NCIS’ Co-Stars In CBS Limbo

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Actual story courtesy of Deadline. My comments below the article.

EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ top drama series, NCIS, will no doubt be back for an eighth season, but what about the cast? While star Mark Harmon, who is also a producer on the show, is locked in, the four other original cast members, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum and Sean Murray (he started off as a recurring in season 1), have no deals beyond the current seventh season. And from what I hear, talks between the actors and CBS TV Studios, which produces the hit procedural, have slowed down with the two sides far apart on the money. My understanding is that the studio went to the cast members with pretty low-ball offers, leading to the impasse.

At least a couple of the quartet are making well under $100,000 per episode, which is low for a hit seven-year-old series. I hear co-star Cote de Pablo, whose deal is up after next season, also has been approached with a similar low offer to extend her contract. In addition to Harmon and de Pablo, also set to return is regular Rocky Carroll, who also has a deal in place for next season. He joined the show in Season 5 as a recurring and was upped to regular the following year.

This is one of television’s most popular shows, and perhaps my favorite. For seven seasons I’ve watched the “team” evolve into one of the most charming shows in recent TV history. While I don’t think this will end up being a REAL problem, and expect it to be rectified before the beginning of filming for the eighth season, the idea of having the show without any of Tony, Tim, Ducky, or Abbey is just tough to imagine. They need to get them resigned.