Mar 2nd 2010 2:06PM Stern was always on friendly terms until Leno "stole" John "Stuttering John" Melendez away from him.
Stern not only paid Melendez a pittance but would continually berate him on a daily basis as "useless". Melendez was offered scads of money from Leno and made the jump. Who can blame him?
Stern hasn't been happy since.
Jan 24th 2010 12:01AM Dan asks:
"Lets face it, black basketball players own the hell outta white ones, is that racist to say that?"
Not unless you believe Barack Obama is racist too because he said exactly the same thing:
"(Basketball) was a place where being Black was not a disadvantage, here was a sport in which we were dominant..." This is the explanation Obama gave to Bryant Gumble a few years ago when he asked him why he was so good at basketball.
Nov 29th 2009 11:00PM If I found out there was the possibility that Charles Manson was my father, I'd run, not walk, to the prison and demand that Manson take a DNA test.
Because that means you could have the right to all sorts of royalties that being the son of Manson could get you, especially once the SOB is dead.
Could be worth a million a year...
Jul 20th 2009 1:36AM Our unemployment numbers being "high" is a recent phenomenon. Indeed, up until this latest economic crisis, our unemployment numbers were incredibly low, despite record sales at Wal-Mart and record import numbers from China.
Jul 20th 2009 1:35AM Great article!
But I would suggest that Wal-Mart was already the greenest planet on Earth BEFORE coming up with this new policy by virtue of the way it does business:
1) Economies of scale. Wal-Mart's suppliers produce in such large quantities that the energy used per unit produced is minimal compared to competitors.
2) Wal-Mart has a policy of telling their suppliers to do everything they can to cut costs and bring the price of their goods down. This is reviewed on a yearly basis, I believe. More often than not, cutting costs means cutting energy costs.
Oct 9th 2008 2:21AM Anyone in the insurance business is familiar with these junkets…and they are completely the opposite of what you were led to believe in the press:
1) they are NOT for AIG executives; they are for independent agents.
2) The independent agents are NOT employees of AIG but are, as the name implies, independent agents who receive 1099’s at the end of the year, NOT 1040’s. In all likelihood, the agents represent 5-10 other insurance companies (assuming they are not captive agents, which is very rare in the insurance industry these days).
3) The St. Regis trip is a common incentive type trip that agents compete for: they have to produce a certain amount of business in a year in order to qualify. Virtually every single insurance company in the United States does it.
4) The trip was probably set up 6-12 months ago. It was an OBLIGATION on the part of AIG to provide these agents with the trip.
5) To renege on this obligation that AIG had towards these independent agents would be TANTAMOUNT TO NOT PAYING THEIR ELECTRICITY BILL.
Apr 18th 2008 10:10PM Serves Barbara Walters right since she insulted the Moldy Peaches first. After insisting that Ellen Page play guitar for her and sing one of the Peaches' songs on her Special, Walters announced several days later on The View that she just didn't get the music...and made it sound it it was the leprosy of music.