RNC Chairman Reince Priebus just released a Memo stating that the GOP Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th:
h/t – @repub9989
If you’re tired of George Lucas capitalizing on his Star Wars brainchild with countless new projects, you won’t be happy to hear about Star Wars: Detours. On the other hand, if you like new ideas and original programming that exist in the Star Wars universe, the new kid-friendly animated series will be sure to please. From the creators of Robot Chicken comes Star Wars: Detours, a new comedy series that casts your favorite characters in a storyline that’s less concerned with warring throughout the galaxy and is content to show their day-to-day escapades. Hit the jump to check out the series trailer and a few clips from Star Wars: Detours, as well as more on how it got started.
As E! Online reports, Seth Green, Matt Senreich and Todd Grimes had been developing Star Wars: Detours, the animated comedy series that takes aim at Lucas’ beloved characters and centers them in the chasm between Episode III and Episode IV. More
State Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing time in jail for or funneling funds to non-profit executives.
From NBC NY:
New York state Sen. Shirley Huntley says she expects to be arrested Monday amid a continuing investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into state grants she provided nonprofit organizations.
The Queens Democrat is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary.
Schneiderman is investigating nonprofit social service and education groups that Huntley funded in part with state grants. Indictments accuse some of the groups’ executives of theft. Huntley has denies wrongdoing.
Apple is firmly on board with touchscreen and multi touch to drive the interface of the devices like iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but it hasn’t done the same for the iMac. Now it’s time for Change. TMDTouch, a Chinese based company, excitedly announce that a touchscreen–Zorro Macsk designed for iMac has been released. You can add touch functionality to your iMac within 10 seconds.
The Zorro Macsk uses infrared technology to sense touch input so users can use input such as natural finger gestures or stylus to swipe, scroll, click, zoom, and more. A free protective film offered by TMDTouch protects your iMac from scratches and dust. Now it is available on Amazon for $199 with various colors like pink, silver and black.
Add Touch Capability to iMac in 4 steps
The Zorro Macsk doesn’t require any additional software to run. You can install it in just 4 steps:
Step 1: Attach the protective film to the iMac screen.
Step 2: Hold the Zorro Macsk with an angle greater than 45 degree and let it attach the iMac completely.
Step 3: Plug the USB cable into the back of the iMac.
Step 4: Wait 10 seconds. And you get a Touchscreen iMac.
Support Mac OS & Windows 7
The Zorro Macsk supports both Mac OS & Windows 7. So if you installed both window 7 and Mac OS, when you switch OS form Mac to win7, Zorro Macsk also would change the touch mode to Win 7. Vice versa.
Since the Zorro Macsk integrates the gesture recognition function of Apple trackpad, you can easily switch screens, hide tasks, invoke tasks and so on.
According to the designers, there are three main differences between the Zorro Macsk and the Magic Trackpad. Firstly, Zorro Macsk doesn’t replace the traditional keyboard and mouse. It just provides a new way to operate the iMac. Secondly, the Zorro Macsk is attached to the iMac and it brings real touching experience. It supplements the iMac’s touch experience. Last but not least, it’s not ergonomic to use the mouse and the keyboard when you stand.
Touch screens are great for children with learning problems or old people. Interactivity is less disjointed. With the fact that iMacs are so widely accepted as the standard in graphic design, touch enabled iMac is definitely a great idea. Smaller operators are making use of iPads, but those who have larger operations (more items, more need for data collection, etc.) really need a larger screen. They would like a touch screen iMac for restaurant use. In the retail business, Touch Screen capabilities provide quick and easy sales transactions and more. It’s hard to point and click with a mouse for every transaction, during high volume seasons at the shop. All the business-end users (restaurants, retailers, designers) that would love to buy Macs for their businesses, but won’t, because they rely on Touch Screen functions that iMacs do not provide.
What’s more, Zorro Macsk makes the appearance of iMac more diversified. You can decorate your iMac with different colors as you like. They will offer DIY service in the future and there are full of possibilities.
At present, only 21.5” model is available and 27” model has entered production. After being tested, 27” model can be preordered. TMDTouch will bring more surprises. Zorro Macsk is born to change the iMac World.
‘While America flounders, the President campaigns. We deserve better.’
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says many of the nation’s problems could have been solved if President Obama had worked with congressional Republicans. “Together we could fix entitlements,” he says. “Even in an election year, I’ve offered to work with the President. I’ve called and written.” But, Sen. Paul says, “the President is missing in action. While America flounders, the President campaigns. We deserve better. A country with such a rich heritage deserves a leader who values the work ethic and understands that you did build that. That you did earn that.”
“Hello I’m Rand Paul from Kentucky.
“Are you proud of America? Are you proud to be an American?
“I am. I’m proud of our history and our founding. Of our freedom and our economic success. I am proud of our people, our entrepreneurial spirit and our generosity.
“This pride is not a new revelation. I didn’t wake up this morning suddenly proud for the first time to be an American.
“And I am proud of America above and beyond all partisan politics. I’m proud to be an American whether a Republican or a Democrat sits in the White House.
“America is a land where no man or woman is king, only liberty is king. America is a land where this liberty is protected by our Constitution, but is not granted by it. Rather, our liberty is endowed to each of us by our Creator.
“But it’s not enough to beat one’s chest and proclaim America’s greatness. You and I must understand the principles that have created this wonderful country.
“We must understand and be proud of America’s historic ability to create such wealth, abundance and generosity.
“As the President campaigns against those who have succeeded, as the President vilifies those who employ millions of workers, he condemns the very system that made America great.
“Today there’s a war going on for the heart and soul of America. A war between those who believe in the American Dream and those who cannot grasp what makes America great.
“There’s a war going on between those who would apologize for America’s success, those who would bow down and apologize for capitalism, and profit, and America’s exceptional history and those who would defend America as the greatest experiment in freedom and prosperity ever known.
“There’s a battle going on between those who respect the Constitution and those who would scrap it for the South African Constitution.
“As Thomas Paine wrote, ‘These are the times that try men’s souls’.
“The question is now as important as it was then: will you be ‘sunshine patriots’ shrinking and gone when the going gets tough or will you stand, shoulder to shoulder to defend the Republic our forefathers fought so diligently to leave us?
“This is not an idle question. The Republic is under attack like no other time in our history. As a Senator, I swore an oath to defend the Republic against enemies foreign and domestic. Now that I’ve been to Washington and seen the belly of the beast, I can tell you without exaggeration that I’ve met the enemy and the enemy is us.
“The enemy is not Barack Obama or the Democrats. And though the media may not like this, the enemy is not gridlock. The enemy is the looting of the Treasury and 20 years of deficit spending. The enemy is an out of control, unaccountable Federal Reserve and it’s devaluation of our currency. The enemy is our lack of being bound by the restraints of the Constitution.
“The court has ruled that Obamacare is a tax and that taxes are not limited by the powers enumerated in the Constitution. This notion would offend Madison and all others who believe that the Constitution limits the powers of the Federal Government.
“Whether or not government’s powers are limited is a significant question. Not simply for those who believe in maximizing individual liberty but also for those who fear the mounting trillion dollar deficits that come from unlimited government.
“We pass thousand page bills that no one has read. Congress ignores their own rules to pass bills that have not been published in advance.
“Congress passes budgetary caps and then completely ignores the caps. A majority of Congress simply votes to deem it so.
“The law mandates that a budget be passed each year. Yet, Democrats in the Senate have not passed a budget in three years. When informed that they are breaking their own rules, they laugh and deem it not so. They simply vote to ignore their own rules.
“As we defy our constitutional bearings and seek to punish job creators, we ignore the wonderful history of where we came from and who we are. We imperil our future and squander our children’s birthright.
“The President has failed to lead.
“Together we could fix entitlements. Even in an election year, I’ve offered to work with the President. I’ve called and written. I’ve ridden with the President on Air Force One and offered to help him build bridges, to repair our nation’s infrastructure. But I’ve received no answer. The President is missing in action. While America flounders, the President campaigns. We deserve better. A country with such a rich heritage deserves a leader who values the work ethic and understands that you did build that. That you did earn that.
“Thank you and God bless America.”