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January 15, 2009

Plane Crash in Hudson River (VIDEO)

Video of the plane crashing / making a controlled landing in the Hudson River!

This afternoon plane crash in the Hudson river was captured on live video. A US Airways flight from Laguardia, NY to North Carolina. The crash is being blamed on a flock of geese.

Video of the plane crash in the Hudson River can be seen here:

Plane Crash in Hudson River (VIDEO)

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Plane Crash in Hudson River (VIDEO)

All survive plane crash in NYC's Hudson River: Video, Photos


A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank. There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries.

As seen in video and photos online, Flight 1549 went down minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport for Charlotte, N.C., splashing into the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.

"There were eyewitness reports the plane may have flown into a flock of birds," said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown. "Right now we don't have any indication this was anything other than an accident..."

Yung Berg Arrested in Miami (VIDEO)

Some very embarrassing video of Yung Berg getting arrested in Miami a while back, and begging for special treatment because "I'm a recording artist!" His manager is also seen in the video, apparently getting into an altercation with police and then fleeing the scene. Not a winning night for the Yung Berg team. Video below:

Yung Berg Arrested in Miami (VIDEO)

Yung Berg Arrested in Miami (VIDEO)

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, Hero Pilot (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, Hero Pilot who landed plane in Hudson River

Background on the hero pilot of flight 1549, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who safely landed his plane in the hudson river, letting all passengers and crew survive.

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, Pilot Landed Plane in Hudson River Smoking gun Meet Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, the US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River without any apparent fatalities. The heroic Sullenberger, 57, has worked for US Airways since 1980, and before that spent more than six years as a U.S. Air Force F-4 fighter pilot. Sullenberger, who now must be considered the front runner to replace Hillary Clinton as New York's junior United States Senator, is also the founder of Safety Reliability Methods. The firm describes itself as providing "technical expertise and strategic vision and direction to improve safety and reliability in a variety of high risk industries." Business should soon be booming.

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, Hero Pilot (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

January 17, 2009

Monster Miata Photos, Video


The "Monster Miata" as seen in recent photos was the creation of Monster Motorsports, a now defunct California company. The Monster was a Miata with a Ford 5-liter (actually 4.9) cast-iron block/heads OHV pushrod engine and a Borg-Warner T-5 transmission. The swap was easily accomplished - almost unbelievably the entire engine and transmission fit into the Monster Miata as though it had been designed by Mazda for it (everything fits under the stock hood!). That and some appropriate springs, cooling, and exhaust (restrictive) made up the basic technical package and the cost started at several thousand dollars and the car. The much heavier Ford engine did add about 4 percentage points to the front/rear weight balance - and the car takes a corresponding amount of care to drive in turns. check the photos for more insight into the making of the Monster Miata

Obama Express Train Tour Photos, Video

This weekend Barack Obama launched his Obama Express train tour through the country towards Washington DC for his inauguration. Photos, video and info below:

Obama Express Train Tour (VIDEO) (SLIDESHOW) link

President-elect Barack Obama, cheered by onlookers along the train route Abraham Lincoln took nearly a century and a half earlier, undertook the final leg of his inaugural journey to the nation's capital Saturday, pledging to reclaim America's spirit but also warning of steep challenges facing the country.

Obama Express Heads To D.C., Michelle Obama Turns 45 (Photos, Video)


A 10-car Amtrak train, dubbed the Obama Express, left Philadelphia this morning. Some 90 members of the media joined President-elect Barack Obama and his entourage on a 135 mile whistle-stop journey to Washington D.C.

The eight hour journey included a stop in Wilmington, Delaware, to pick up Vice-President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden.

Obama started the day with a speech in Philadelphia where he pledged to take up the work that the patriots started. “We are here to mark the beginning of our journey to Washington, and this is fitting because it was here in this city that our American journey began.”

Obama informed the crowd that it was his wife Michelle Obama’s birthday. The 45 year old soon-to-be First lady smiled as the crowd broke into a rousing round of Happy Birthday To You...

Britney Spears Beyonce & Pink Pepsi Ad - We Will Rock You (VIDEO)

Britney Spears Beyonce & Pink Pepsi Ad - We Will Rock You (VIDEO)

The video of the Pepsi commercial featuring Beyonce Pink and Britney Spears doing "We Will Rock You"

Britney Spears Beyonce & Pink Pepsi Ad - We Will Rock You (VIDEO)

Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles and Pink dressed up as Roman gladiators for a new Pepsi advert.

And Enrique Iglesias plays an evil Roman Emperor in the ad directed by Tarsem Singh. Pepsi believes it will be one of the most eagerly awaited and much talked about commercials of all time. Beyonce said: "I really love Pink's voice and Britney Spears always has the best performances. It's great to be in the presence of such great artists and entertainers and I've been having the time of my life."

And Pink said: "I've never been in a commercial before so just that in itself was pretty exciting to me. I always thought I would never take a can and sip it and go "aaah" but I'm doing it now so it's pretty funny."

"Britney Jean Spears is a recording artist and entertainer. Spears first appeared on national television in 1992 as a contestant on Star Search, and went on to star on The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. After a brief membership with the pop musical group Innosense, Spears signed a recording contract with Jive Records, releasing her debut album Baby One More Time in 1999. The music video for "Baby One More Time" and Spears's appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine also established her as an international sex symbol."

Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin UFC 93 (VIDEO)

Dan Henderson defeats Rich Franklin at UFC 93 (video) source

In a bout between two of the best middleweights in the world, Dan Henderson outpointed Rich Franklin on Saturday at the O2 Dublin in Ireland. The UFC 93 main event, which was fought at 205 pounds, was a matchup that had been anticipated for years. Henderson was the last Pride champion at 183 while Franklin was the UFC’s titleholder at 185 until Anderson Silva came along.

Silva beat both men, but few others hold a win over either. Henderson, 38, of Temecula, Calif., turned a slip into a takedown early. On the ground, he controlled Franklin while drilling him with right hands that arguably did the most damage in the round. “I think I had him hurt there for a little bit, but I think he had enough experience to stay calm,” Henderson said.

Franklin, 34, eventually escaped and kicked well to Henderson’s body during the exchanges that followed. For the most part, Henderson’s big right hand stayed loaded while Franklin kept him off balance with kicks and movement. An accidental head butt sent Franklin into the second with a cut near his hairline. The former UFC middleweight champion had the more effective striking game on the feet, but Henderson took him down out of the clinch midway into the period and stayed active from the top position. The Cincinnati native came out aggressively for the final round, but again Henderson was able to take him down...

Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin UFC 93 (VIDEO)

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Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin UFC 93 (VIDEO)

Alan Belcher vs Denis Kang, UFC 93 (VIDEO)

Alan Belcher defeats Denis Kang at UFC 93 (VIDEO)

Round 2
Kang gets off with an early series of punches and Belchers answers with a right hand. Kang gets a smooth takedown into Belcher’s guard. Kang moves to half guard and looks briefly for a kimura. He gives up the hold as he is stuck in Alan Belcher’s defensive half-guard. Kang backs out and ends up in Belcher’s full guard. Referee Dan Miragliotta stands the fighters up with 90 seconds remaining. The crowd is growing restless as the fighters circle. Kang gets busy with his hands but he can’t connect. Denis Kang shoots for a single but is caught in a guillotine. He turns Kang over and forces a tapout. The official time is 4:36 of the second.

alan belcher vs denis kang ufc 93 (VIDEO)

Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Mark Coleman, UFC 93 (VIDEO)

Mauricio Shogun Rua defeats Mark Coleman at UFC 93 (VIDEO) source

Round 1
Coleman takes a low kick before ripping Rua to the floor. With Rua pinned against the cage, Coleman trees off with punches. Rua gets out of harms way and stands with the former heavyweight champion. Coleman muscles Rua back down to the floor in the center of the Octagon. Rua looks for a kneebar and a triangle. Rua gets to his feet and trips Coleman to the floor. Rua easily passes to side control. Rua isolates an arm for a submission but he gives it up to elbow the head. Coleman gets to his feet, where he eats two low kicks. Coleman lands a right hand and is hit with a left hand and a knee to the body. With his hands down from exhaustion, Coleman is dropped with a right hand. Rua pounces but Coleman is game as he survives and gets to his feet. Coleman takes a knee to the chest before the round ends.

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Round 2
A tired Coleman takes two low kicks and a hard left hook. Just when it looked as if was game over, Coleman slams Rua hard to the floor. Coleman has Rua pinned against the fence, but he is unable to get off before Rua gets to his feet. From the Thai plum, Rua lands a low kick and a standing elbow. Rua connects with a straight right to the body. Coleman is so tired that he’s barely moving. He just stands and eats punishment to his legs and to the face with glancing punches. Rua gets a little wild and ends up slipping. Rua gets to his feet showing a little fatigue and is taken back down by Coleman. Rua goes for an omaplata and it’s deep. Coleman rolls over to a safe place, but the hold on his arm is still pinning him to the floor. The round ends with the omaplata still applied.

Round 3
Coleman backs Rua away with a hard body shot. Rua steps backwardsand then forward with a left hook. Coleman works for a single along the fence and gets a takedown. To the body with his right hand goes the Buckeye. Coleman passes to half-guard with Rua’s arm pinned under the leg. Rua improves his position and goes for a heel hook. Coleman escapes and puts Rua back to the floor. From Rua’s back, Coleman hits the head with both hands. Rua gets to his feet and knees the body. Referee Kevin Mulhall incorrectly declares it an illegal blow to the head and issues a warning. Once action is resumed, Rua connects with a right uppercut and a left hook that send Coleman to the ground. Mulhall steps in to save Coleman at 4:36 of the third. Coleman complains about the stoppage, but it was legit.

January 18, 2009

Beyonce at Obama We Are Once Concert (VIDEO)

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Beyoncé Sings Out at Obama "We Are One" Inaugural Celebration (video)

Barack Obama and his family had a star-studded – and musical – introduction to Washington, D.C.

On Sunday afternoon, the President-elect was feted on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration. The two-hour event was broadcast live on an open signal on HBO, and it featured a mix of historical speeches, presented by stars like Tom Hanks, and classic anthems like U2's surging Martin Luther King, Jr.-inspired "Pride (In the Name of Love)."

Equally powerful, Beyoncé closed out the festivities with a stately, soaring version of "America the Beautiful." The singer beckoned all the earlier performers on stage, leading a star-studded sing-along. Said Beyoncé as she concluded, "America, we are one."
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Beyonce at Obama We Are Once Concert (VIDEO)

Beyonce at Obama We Are Once Concert (VIDEO)

U2 at "We Are One" Obama Inauguration Concert (VIDEO)

The video of today's performance by U2 at the "We Are One" Obama inauguration concert.. U2 and Bono performed "Pride (In the Name of Love)".

Bono and U2 sing "Pride in the Name of Love" at "We Are One" Obama Inauguration Concert (VIDEO)

Bono and U2 starred today in the free, HBO video event of Obama's inaugural "We Are One" Concert, which featured speeches by President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, and appearances by celebrities like Tom Hanks, Tiger Woods and Denzel Washington, offered some memorable musical moments. Among them:

Highlights in the video now online at Youtube included Veteran soul singer Bettye LaVette and Jon Bon Jovi warmly harmonizing on Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," with Bon Jovi adding the lane, "change has come" at the end. Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger - still spry, at 89 - leading a spirited singalong on "This Land Is Your Land." and U2 sounding as driven as ever on its Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, "Pride (In the Name of Love)." U2 also gave a special shoutout to the Palestinian and Israeli people.

Not so successful as Bono and U2: Garth Brooks' hammy medley, mixing together portions of of Don McLean's "American Pie," The Isley Brothers' "Shout" and his own "We Shall Be Free."

U2 at "We Are One" Obama Inauguration Concert (VIDEO)

U2 at "We Are One" Obama Inauguration Concert (VIDEO)

Josh Groban at Obama "We Are One" Concert (VIDEO)

Video from earlier today of Josh Groban singing "my country tis of thee" at Obama "We Are One" Inaugural Concert.

Here are the songs performed at the event:

Mstr. Sgt. Caleb Green: "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Bruce Springsteen: "The Rising"

Mary J. Blige: "Lean On Me"

Bettye LaVette and Jon Bon Jovi: "A Change Is Gonna Come"

James Taylor, John Legend and Jennifer Nettles: "Shower the People"

John Mellencamp: "Pink Houses"

Josh Groban and Heather Headley: "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

will.i.am, Sheryl Crow and Herbie Hancock: "One Love"

Renee Fleming: "You'll Never Walk Alone"

Garth Brooks: "American Pie"/"Shout"/"We Shall Be Free" (medley)

Stevie Wonder, Usher and Shakira: "Higher Ground"

U2: "Pride (In the Name of Love)"/"City of Blinding Lights"

Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger: "This Land Is Your Land"

Beyonce and Ensemble: "America the Beautiful"

Josh Groban at Obama "We Are One" Concert (VIDEO)

Josh Groban at Obama "We Are One" Concert (VIDEO)

January 20, 2009

Aretha Franklin at Obama Inauguration, "My Country Tis of Thee" (VIDEO)

Video of Aretha Franklin's moving and soulful rendition of "My Country Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

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Aretha Franklin at Obama's Inauguration, "My Country Tis of Thee" (VIDEO)

Aretha Franklin sang a stirring version of 'My Country Tis of Thee' at Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington DC today (January 20).

The legendary singer Aretha Franklin performed the song in front of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill, where millions of people have gathered to see the new President sworn in. Obama was joined by his wife Michelle and his two daughters for the ceremony, with Franklin performing while wearing a black outfit including an enormous bow on her head.

Following Aretha Franklin's performance as seen in the video above, the new Vice-President Joe Biden was sworn in, and then after the performance of a piece of music written by 'Star Wars' soundtrack composer John Williams - Obama himself was sworn in as the the 44th President of the United States Of America.

Aretha Franklin at Obama's Inauguration, "My Country Tis of Thee" (VIDEO)

Obama Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

The full video of Barack Obama's inauguration speech, and transcript below:

Obama Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

“My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Obama Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many.

They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn. Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

Obama Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Obama's Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

Barack Obama's 2009 Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

“Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive…that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”

Obama Inauguration Speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

January 21, 2009

Obama's First Dance at Inaugural Ball (VIDEO)

Video of Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance together at the inaugural ball. A beautiful moment and perfect way to start this new chapter.

Obama's First Dance at Inaugural Ball (VIDEO) link

President Obama was dressed in a black tuxedo with a white bow tie, and the First Lady was beautiful in her Jason Wu full-length white gown.

Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, who's written about first ladies said of Michelle's dress choice: It's "a balancing act between a queen and a commoner. The inaugural gown is a metaphor for the first lady role.

"They reflect around the world an image of our country."

Obama's First Dance at Inaugural Ball (VIDEO)

VIDEO: Adam Lambert "Bohemian Rhapsody" on American

Adam Lambert at the San Francisco audition for American Idol, singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Adam Lambert's performance in this early stage of American Idol has established him as a top contender for the greatest of all prizes, giving his Bohemian Rhapsody to the American Idol world in this video.

January 25, 2009

VIDEO: Fedor vs. Arlovski 1/24/09

Fedor scores a knockout over Arlovski, full video.

VIDEO: Fedor vs. Arlovski 1/24/09 source

The last time Fedor Emelianenko fought a former UFC heavyweight champion, he beat him in 36 seconds. This time it took three minutes, but it was still decisive. Emelianenko knocked out Andrei Arlovski on Saturday at Affliction and M-1 Global’s Day of Reckoning in Anaheim.

Arlovski had some success early. He was beating Emelianenko to the punch and also landing leg kicks. In fact, a stiff front kick backed the WAMMA heavyweight champion into the corner and Arlovski, thinking perhaps he had him hurt, began to launch a flying knee. Right then Fedor countered with a right hand that stopped Arlovski in midair and left him lying face-first on the canvas. The official time was 3:14.

In defeat, Arlovski (14-6) became the fifth UFC heavyweight champion to fall to Fedor. The list also includes Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Tim Sylvia, Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman.

VIDEO: Fedor vs. Arlovski 1/24/09


VIDEO: Vitor Belfort vs Matt Lindland KO

Nasty knockout by Vitor Belfort over Matt Lindland last night, full video. Glad to read that Lindland is okay.

VIDEO: Vitor Belfort vs Matt Lindland KO source

Vitor Belfort scored his biggest win in years by knocking out Matt Lindland in 37 seconds.

Nicknamed “The Phenom” for the speed and punching power he demonstrated as a 19-year-old heavyweight in the UFC, Belfort, now 31 and rebuilt as a middleweight, floored Lindland with a left hand to his chin and finished him with follow-up strikes on the ground.

Lindland had led with a left hook that opened him up. Belfort was too quick and too accurate with his own left, and after his punches landed it took Lindland some time to regain consciousness. Eventually, however, the Olympic silver medalist in Greco Roman wrestling removed a neck brace that had been placed on him and he walked out on his own power.

“I came to compete and to take over this weight division,” said Belfort, who improved to 18-8. “I’m too fast, I think. … The speed and the accuracy, I kind find the spot right away. Matt is a predictable fighter. I caught him and I just kept going. Speed is the key. You can’t beat speed.”

VIDEO: Vitor Belfort vs Matt Lindland KO

VIDEO: Vitor Belfort vs Matt Lindland

January 26, 2009

VIDEO: Josh Smith Dunk on Steve Nash

VIDEO: Josh Smith Dunk on Steve Nash

Josh Smith dunking on Steve nash in a most nasty way, in this highlight video from today's game. Steve Nash got posterized, as it were.

VIDEO: Josh Smith Dunk on Steve Nash

PHOTOS: Eva Longoria at the SAG Awards

stolen from here

15th Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

The sexy Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker is looking pretty at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG awards 2009 rewards out the best in TV and film.

PHOTOS: Eva Longoria at the SAG Awards

Keyshia Cole “You Complete Me” Video, Lyrics

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The new one from Keyshia Cole, "You Complete Me," lyrics below, video above

Keyshia Cole “You Complete Me” Lyrics

can you hear me out there
have you ever had someone who loved you
never leave your side
i know youll be here
because you love me..yes you do

im givin all my life and all my love ..if you..
promise me youll be here forever
ill give you me ill give you everything
if you promise me youll never leave me

what my friends say dont matter
youll be right here from the start
& ill get on my knees
i'll give you all of me
youll never leave my side

you love me
you complete me
you hold my heart in your hands
and its okay cause i trust that
youll be the best man that you can

baby you love me.. oh yes you do.. yea..

and no matter what they ever say about you
im gonna stay by your side
promise me no matter what they say about me
that ...youre gon' be here til the end of time
cause you held me down when no body was around
and gave me all the love i need
so give me more dont you ever leave
cause you complete me

i know..
you love me
you complete me
you hold my heart in your hands
and its okay cause i trust that
youll be the best man that you can

cause you..
give me my heart back
give me my love back baby
i want it all
because its never enough
give me my heart
give me my love back
i want it all
its never enough

you love me
you complete me
you hold my heart in your hands
and its okay cause i trust that
youll be the best man that you can

you love me
you complete me
you hold my heart in your hands
and its okay cause i trust that
youll be the best man that you can

& its okay..
i know you do you.. i know you do.
yes you do.. i need you too.. yeaahh. i love you baby (ohhh)

Keyshia Cole “You Complete Me” Lyrics

January 30, 2009

50 Cent's Rick Ross Diss Track (AUDIO)

50 Cent finally takes a shot back at Rick Ross on his new diss track "Officer Ricky Go Ahead Try Me," audio above. Rick Ross has to lose this by default, but I'm not really loving 50's attack here, too much "I'll shoot you" repeated 88 different ways. As usual 50 Cent's ad-libs at the end are the best part, as he calls out Lil Wayne. All good and gun as long as we keep it on wax.

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