ROMNEY VETTING RUBIO: Pressure Causes Flip Flop

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Apparently, Mitt Romney had no interest in Marco Rubio as a Vice President. Despite, the GOP’s significant troubles with Latino Voters and it’s persistent lack of diversity, Mitt Romney saw no need to even vet Marco Rubio for consideration. But All of That has changed, NOW! The Romney Campaign has endured a blistering few hours of disgust, from those within the Republican Party, as it announced that it wasn’t considering the rising star. They have since reversed their previous disinterest in Marco Rubio.

Last Week, when President Obama announced that he will no longer permit the deportation of children or young adults brought into the country illegally, he was hailed as a hero. Crowds of occasionally sobbing and overwhelmingly enthused young people were shown on the nightly news broadcasts. It put the GOP in a difficult bind to explain the harshness of it’s primary rhetoric, towards immigration and proposals like the Dream Act. Marco Rubio has been the party’s most prominent Latino representative. The unpopularity of the GOP’s harsh immigration positions, have made his visibility even more important.  Announcing that Romney was never even considering Marco Rubio was immediately seen as an insult and politically suicidal for a party, already suffering from the withering blows of rejection from the Latino community.

Stunned by the ignorance of such an obvious political error, party leaders from Michele Bachman onward, urged the Romney campaign to rethink Rubio. In the last 18 minutes, Mitt Romney has suddenly announced that he is indeed vetting Marco Rubio. In response to claims that those in his own campaign were reporting that Rubio was not in contention, Romney said; “I can’t imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process,”  “The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process 

ARSENIO’S NEW SHOW: WOOF WOOF

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When Arsenio Hall was blessed with victory on the celebrity apprentice, Worthy Magazine was one of the first publications to ask if that win, would secure a new late night talk show for the legend of urban talk. Apparently, network execs agreed with Worthy and have given the go ahead for a new ARSENIO HALL SHOW! The new show will be produced by CBS and will air between 10pm and 11pm at night. Hall has a steep hill to climb. This time slot places him in direct competition with the Daily Show, Jay Leno and in some markets, David Letterman who is also on the CBS Network. It’s not clear how Letterman feels about his own network engineering the competition but Hall is enthused. He argues that there is a space for his show and brand of comedy.

We send out Worthy Well Wishes to Arsenio. As one of the funniest men in comedy, this is a well deserved and long awaited return to prime time.

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MICROSOFT’S NEW TABLETS: We Can’t W8!

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Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled it’s new line of Windows 8 Tablets. The reaction thus far, has been nothing short of ecstatic. The tech community was thoroughly impressed by Microsoft’s creation in part because previous tablets have been such a tremendous let down. Microsoft began the unveiling in an uncharacteristically stylish way. The influence of Apple’s Steve Jobs and his style of presenting was all over the event. But Microsoft hasn’t just taken tips on presentation from Apple, they have also clearly learned a great deal about Product design from the industry leader. The Microsoft Surface is a sleek, reworking of the entire tablet concept. In some ways it accepts the traditional patterns of tablet design and in other ways, its entirely revolutionary.

The Microsoft Surface is encased in a magnesium frame; the first tablet to be shelled in such a material. This makes the design rigid, sturdy and polished. Embedded in the actual frame is a royal kickstand that protrudes from the device, instantly making it a transformer of sorts. All reports indicate that its going to take a small hurricane to bole over the Microsoft tablet. Ofcourse, this is hyperboly, but it highlights the way in which Microsoft has addressed a standard problem with Apple’s tablet. Stability has been an issue. Even with Apple’s elegant case, one is constantly aware of, if not in fear of, the threat of tipping over the device. This problem is solved by Microsoft’s Magneseum case and its built in stand. Adding to the innovation is a case or cover that actually serves a purpose. In the past, Apple’s cover has been derided as little more than an aesthetic add on. It served no real purpose. It could double as a stand, but beyond that it was entirely vestigial. Microsoft’s case, on the other hand is no thicker than Apple’s and yet it is also the device’s keyboard. Embedded in the paper thin case is a QWERTY keyboard with an accelerometer that senses the fingers motions. It is rumored to facilitate faster typing then any comparable keyboard. This solves the annoyance some users feel when asked to type on tablets. Some users simply hate Apple’s disdain for physical keyboards.

And there we have it. All of the buzz surrounds this tiny innovation of a colorful, paper thin, smart-keyboard.

The Windows 8 operating system took a backseat to the keyboard but it is also among the bonus features of a windows tablet. Business users have always lamented the IPAD’s lack of functionality. They have derided the tablet as a toy that cannot meet their daily business demands. Real business people, need Flash. They need documents that cross platforms. They need files and attachments. In short, they need a tablet thoroughly integrated in the Windows ecosystem, which dominates the business landscape. Microsoft, with its dual camera tablet, solves many of these issues.

If it sounds like the world is making too much of a silly keyboard and yet another tablet, don’t be fooled. Microsoft has just officially changed the tablet game. For the first time since the XBOX, Microsoft is manufacturing it’s own hardware, which suggests that they didn’t trust the partners that license their software to make this tablet. The failure of all other previous tablets, clearly taught Microsoft that the tech community needed to see how a tablet should be designed.

The Microsoft Surface comes in two versions. There is the Microsoft RT-which will boast the new Metro inspired tiles of the new Windows 8 revision. It’s thinner then an IPAD and its 10.6 inch screen is longer which makes it even more ideal for watching movies.  There is also Windows 8 Pro which is a heftier, machine with pen and writing compatibility. It will allow users to use the Metro Tiles or the traditional Windows set up. For those that are still unconvinced of the formidability of this device, we have attached Microsofts, stylish new commercial.