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Mosquito expert: Washington downplaying Zika virus threat to US - As the number of birth defects linked to a mosquito-borne virus surpasses 4,000 in Brazil, and scientists scramble to create a vaccine to protect against the untreatable disease, public health officials are bracing themselves for a potential outbreak in the U.S.

Laundry detergents causing mass poisoning of American children - stop buying toxic chemicals - The convenient single-use laundry packets that people toss in their clothes washer are posing serious health risks to young children who tend to mistake the colorful, clear pouches--commonly referred to as "pods" as popularized by the Tides Pods brand--as candy or toys.

Bowing to pressure, FDA to reform painkiller approval process - Bowing to pressure from lawmakers, Dr. Robert Califf, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, said on Thursday the agency would reform its process for approving opioid painkillers.

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

 

The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life - Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and three-time New York Times bestselling author Russell Simmons offers an inspiring guide to the benefits of conscious eating and veganism


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Warner's Sports Corner

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96 - Bryant had 27 points and 12 rebounds, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the final 6:05, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.
Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105 - Corey Brewer scored a season high 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Rockets, who scored 38 points off 24 turnovers by Phoenix in a 111-105 victory over the Suns on Thursday night. Brewer made 9 of 12 shots and had four of his team's 16 steals.
BMX legend Mirra dead of suicide - Dave Mirra, one of the most successful BMX athletes in history, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Thursday, said Greenville (NC) Police.
Dana White: Ronda Rousey 'probably' returns in Nov. to face Holm-Tate winner
Details of Johnny Manziel incident released; police say case closed - Quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend several times during an incident at the Hotel ZaZa in downtown Dallas early Saturday morning, according to a Fort Worth police report released Thursday.
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    Friday
    Nov152013

    Vinnie From Queens!

    6:05:12 –   Today is a very special day on the Imus in the Morning Program…a joyful day for a couple of people who we dearly love…who are among our favorite people on the planet…and we could not be happier for them.   Delbert and the Band will be part of ‘Imus at Night’ on December 5th at the Mohegan Sun.  Oh yeah…Bigfoot and Alyce are getting married tonight.

    “I KNOW I’M GOING TO REGRET THIS…BUT I MIGHT GET ANOTHER BLUES SONG OUT OF IT.”

    6:07:14 –   The I-Man waxes nostalgic about the 12 years that he’s known Bigfoot and Alyce, who were with us ever since the MSNBC days, and have been loyal staff members, manning the booth, in every Television incarnation we have ever been associated with.  We are looking forward to celebrating this joyous event with both of them…partly because of how much we love them both…but mostly because The Boss won’t be attending.  By ‘The Boss’, we don’t mean Springsteen, despite the fact that the wedding will be held in New Jersey.

    WE THINK THAT REFERRING TO ALYCE AS A LUMBERJACK IS VERY MISLEADING

    6:17:34 – Warner tries to pull a fast one, claiming that a ‘tie’ is a ‘win’.  Not according to Vito ‘The Butcher of Bologna’ Capobianco, who is an ‘expert’ on such things…and who is more than happy to ‘explain’ it to him.

    “IF YOU HAD A ‘TIE’…YOU LOST!”

    6:40:13 –  Paul Begala is on, and according to the I-Man, is the Spin MASTER.  At any given moment, he can provide an interpretation to persuade public opinion in favor for whomever he is an apologist at the time. He could turn Hitler into ‘A Misunderstood Romantic…With a Dream.’

    HE KNOWS WHEN YOU’VE BEEN SLEEPING…

    6:47:22 – Begala ends all speculation about whether or not Chris Christie is going to run.  He assures us it will DEFINITELY happen. He hasn’t announced yet, but, not unlike the Governor eventually walking into a Dunkin Donuts…it’s only a matter of time.

    “TIME TO EAT THE DONUTS…”

    7:05:12 – The I-Man asks a pertinent question:  “What time is sunrise?”   Usually the time when the sun comes up.  We’ll try to look up the actual time for you…but we’ll need to take our sunglasses off because there’s so much glare in the studio.”

    LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE SAYS: “IT’LL COME OUT TOMORROW”

    7:15:46 –  Deirdre sents a frantic text to the I-Man.  Apparently there is a dead, white bird on their terrace.  It fell out of the sky in front of her…and it has no head.  This sounds like the pre-credits sequence of a ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ episode.  The D-Woman, understandably, sounded a little freaked out by the  incident.  A white bird, probably a Dove of Peace, dead on the terrace of the Imus Penthouse?  Sounds like a suicide, to us.

    IN ISLAMIC DREAM INTERPRETATION, A WHITE BIRD RESEMBLES YOUR ‘WORK IS CLEAN’, IF IT’S ‘BEHEADED’, IT MEANS… ‘DON’T BUY GREEN BANANAS OR RENEW YOUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS’

    7:40:37 – Another exciting edition of ‘Vinnie From Queens’, the Sports Forum with Tony, Warner, Gunz and Lou.  Gunz, in light of the train wreck that he called his hairstyle on yesterday’s ‘Mensa Meeting’, chose wisely when he groomed for today’s appearance:  He wore a hat.  A knit, wool watchcap.  Which, unfortunately, looked like an fully unrolled condom on his head.  This kid has the fashion sense of Jose Feliciano.

    UNFORTUNATELY…THIS PROPHYLACTIC WON’T PROTECT YOU FROM…HIS THOUGHTS

    8:02:15 –   Given the success of “Blonde on Blonde”, “Mensa Meeting” and “Vinnie From Queens”, Dr. Bill Evans suggests a new segment, featuring himself, Al Roker and Lloyd Lindsay Young, called “What’s Up With That Cold Front.” 

    WE THINK A SEGMENT FEATURING ‘THE WEATHERMEN’ WOULD BE FASCINATING

    8:02:45 –   The I-Man has his own suggestion for a new feature on the program:  “Celebrity Divorce Court.”   ARCANE REFERENCE ALERT.

    DR. BILL MAKES A GUEST STARRING APPEARANCE ON IMUS’ NEW SHOW

    8:18:27 –   In Warner’s Sports Report, he is disturbed about a story in which a Beaumont, Texas, Assistant Math Teacher knocked out a 4 foot 11 inch, eighth grade student for teasing him about his favorite sports team losing.  The I-Man’s take?  What do YOU think?   “Hey, how about keeping your mouth shut there, Tiny?  Where’s your effing homework?”  

    THE ‘THREE R’S’: ‘

    “READIN’, RITIN’…AND RASSLIN’”

    8:40:13 –   Matt Taibbi is on to talk about the idiotic behavior of the media, handicapping the 2016 Presidential Race when it’s still so far off.  He shares the joyous news that he is about to be a new dad.  It’s a boy, and appears to be a chip off the old block.  He’s not even born yet and he’s writing a column for The New York Times.

    TAIBBI JUNIOR IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS:

    “THE CONUNDRUM EXTANT IN THE WORKPLACE REMAINS THE RHETORICAL QUESTION ‘WHAT DOES ONE CALL A CO-WORKER?’  THE ANSWER BROUGHT FROM ACADEMIA TO THE POLITICAL WORLD BY HENRY KISSINGER AND NOW BANDIED ABOUT IN THE BOARDROOM IS ‘COLLEAGUE’.  IT HAS A NICE UPPER-EGALITARIAN FEEL, RELATED TO THE GOOD FELLOWHIP OF COLLEGIAL, AND DOES NOT BELIE THE FACT THAT, IN MY CASE, THE COLLEAGUES ARE ALL SITTING IN A PILE OF THEIR OWN FECAL MATTER.” 

    8:55:53 –    We learn from Gunz that he has asked Carley to go to a concert with him.  We assume he had tickets to see The Eagles, because, he must’ve checked the temperature in hell…and it has been a little cooler. 

    GUNZ:  HERE’S YOUR SIGN.  THERE’S ANOTHER ONE RIGHT BEHIND THAT SAYS: 

    “YOU STILL DON’T HAVE A SHOT”

    VIDEO OF THE DAY

    A Preview of the New Segment on the

    Imus in the Morning Program:

    CELEBRITY DIVORCE COURT

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrG4SB3Kw