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Angry voters castigate GOP over Ryan budget plan

GREENFIELD, Wisconsin (AFP) – Angry voters jeered and booed as the architect of the Republican budget plan tried to explain why raising taxes on the rich wouldn’t help the United States deal with its deficit problems. “It’s a start!” one man shouted. “Let’s do it!” another voice cried. “What about…

Sidney Lumet, ‘Network’ director, dies at 86

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sidney Lumet, the American film director known for inspiring top-notch performances from actors in a stream of classic films including “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” and “Fail-Safe,” died on Saturday at age 86, the New York Times said. His stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel, said Lumet died of lymphoma at his…

Angry Birds topple Middle East leaders

WASHINGTON – A cartoon video which recounts the unrest in the Middle East using the characters in the popular Angry Birds game and the children’s story Three Little Pigs is racking up the views on YouTube. The video, which has been posted on the YouTube channel of a Russian named…

Angry Birds developer bags 42 million-dollar investment

HELSINKI – Rovio, the Finnish software company that unleashed the Angry Birds game on millions of mobile phone users, said Thursday it had raised a 42-million-dollar (30.4-million-euro) investment. “We will strengthen the position of Rovio and continue building our franchises in gaming, merchandising and broadcast media,” Mikael Hed, the chief…

Angry Palin neighbor rented house to writer to get back at her for ‘delinquent bills’

A neighbor of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin got so angry for what she says was unpaid bills for renovations that she decided she would try to rent her house to someone who wanted to look into Palin’s life as a result — what media reports are calling “revenge by…

Fox host: ‘Angry comedian’ Al Franken mistreated ‘kind’ Joe Lieberman

Former comedian Al Franken is better known these days as the unabashedly liberal junior senator from Minnesota. When Franken refused on Thursday to consent to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) running over his allotted time for a statement on health care reform, liberal blogs like Firedoglake were quick to cheer the…

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