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-Asher


MECHANIC (Project Direct Entry)

My entry for project direct 2008. Enjoy.

Yes We Can

What an amazing start to this historic presidency.


Yes We Can.

CA Props Verdicts

Propositions Precincts reporting: ~99.0%

* 1A: High-speed rail Yes 52.1% No 47.9%
* 2: Farm animals Yes 63.2% No 36.8%
* 3: Children’s hospitals Yes 54.8% No 45.2%
* 4: Abortion notification Yes 47.9% No 52.1%
* 5: Drug offenses Yes 40.1% No 59.9%
* 6: Criminal justice Yes 30.7% No 69.3%
* 7: Renewable energy Yes 35.1% No 64.9%
* 8: Gay marriage ban Yes 52.4% No 47.6%
* 9: Victims’ rights Yes 53.4% No 46.6%
* 10: Alternative fuels Yes 40.2% No 59.8%
* 11: Redistricting Yes 50.5% No 49.5%
* 12: Loans for veterans Yes 63.4% No 36.6%

Voting in McDonald's

This is what I did today...

Sarah Palin PRANKED -- hillarious!

A new low just in time.

makes you say...WOW.

Jay-Z for Barack:

Beautiful.

PSA for John OBAMA MCAIN Barack Sarah Biden Joe Palin

The most important message about voting this election.

Every American must watch.

Sweet Home Alaska

The and climax and conclusion of this epic American Saga.





Enjoy.

Wow! Obamawow's 'em in the Polls

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html


General Election: McCain vs. Obama
RCP Electoral Map | Changes in Electoral Count | Map With No Toss Ups | No Toss Up Changes

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Obama (D) McCain (R) Spread

RCP Average 10/03 - 10/10 -- 49.9 42.3 Obama +7.6

Gallup Tracking 10/08 - 10/10 2773 RV 51 42 Obama +9
Rasmussen Tracking 10/08 - 10/10 3000 LV 52 45 Obama +7
Reuters/CSpan/Zogby Tracking 10/08 - 10/10 1212 LV 48 44 Obama +4
Hotline/FD Tracking 10/08 - 10/10 808 LV 50 40 Obama +10
Newsweek 10/08 - 10/09 1035 RV 52 41 Obama +11
FOX News 10/08 - 10/09 900 RV 46 39 Obama +7
GW/Battleground Tracking 10/06 - 10/09 800 LV 51 43 Obama +8
Time 10/03 - 10/06 1053 LV 50 44 Obama +6
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 10/04 - 10/05 658 RV 49 43 Obama +6

See All General Election: McCain vs. Obama Polling Data
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Sarah Palin Outtakes with Charles Gibson Unaired by TMZ

Wasilla never had it so good.

Watch and enjoy.

-ASHER

Sarah's Unaired Secret Interview with Charles Gibson.

Just in time for the debates!

Enjoy.

Barack's Brisket is Beyond!

This is a must see for anyone who enjoys breathing.

See more Sarah Silverman videos at Funny or Die

A Foxy Announcement

Bush "The financial structures are interlinked."

GOP Voter Caging Begins

McCain Leaves GM Plant To Chants Of Obama 08

Detective Moses: Episode 1

The first episode of my new series. Check it out.

Sarah Palin's Bridge to somewhere, our hearts.

Wolves demand contract negotiation

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Being a friend and admirer of wolves, they have come to me to deliver their message:

Keep wolves OUT of campaign ads. They are not republican or even democrat. They just want to be left alone in the woods to hunt and be awesome.

Take heed to the wolves call. They will bite you and bite you hard. You saw Teen Wolf, so that should be fair warning.

PALIN WATCH! WOW!

Palintology at it's finest.

5 Stars. Perfect. Couldn't have said it better myself.

McCain's Big acceptance speech.

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TPMtv: Bridge of Lies

Lying liars and the lies they tell.

Enjoy.


Robbery First: the shotgun approach.

McCain chooses the 'if you can't beat em join 'em' technique.

Out of the blue, McCain adopted the change mantra. Is he aware of which campaign he on? What happened to Country First? Or more appropriately, Team America: Fuck Yeah!

The gloating circus that was the Republican convention seemed to have worked. On the average, as of today, Sept. 7, 2008 McCain/Stalin is up 1 point. That's pretty impressive since Obama was up about 7 or 8 points before the "pit bull" gave her speech. What's more impressive is that people are buying it. Over the course of the GOP convention I kept shaking my head at the TV and eventually turned it off. Their whole strategy is based on people not thinking, and creating chants based on emotions. Doubly odd is the fact that McCain gave one of the weakest acceptance speeches in history. This is the time that the nominee is to lay out their platform for what they are going to do for the country and get down to it. What di…

Palin raises millions for Obama

I think this is both hilarious and awesome. Check this out:


(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign for president has raised $10 million since Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night, the campaign announced, calling it a "one-day record."

Palin, the governor of Alaska, launched harsh attacks on Obama, accusing him of being two-faced and a political lightweight with no significant legislative accomplishments.

"Coverage of the Palin attacks on the news this evening just pushed us over $10 million," Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an e-mail to reporters Wednesday night.

The Republican Party announced earlier in the day it had raised $1 million in the wake of Palin's speech.
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>>>That's 10 to 1 people. 10 to 1. I never thought this was possible. I know Reps must be quaking in their boots to think that this "no experience" Dem out earns them at such an alarming rate. And what is the deal with all the empty sea…

Why the media should apologize

by Roger Simon, from Politico.com


Sarah Palin gave a really good speech. Why go beyond that, asks Simon.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.

On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.
We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.

We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?

We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?

Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.

It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn’t be. To hear from the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to endorse and support the decisions of the pols.

Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head Wednesday night (and several in the audience wish she had hit some reporters on the head inste…

Palin Does Not Understand True Importance of Community Organizers

by Patrick Kelty

"What does a community organizer do?" asked Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee who possesses so much experience that she has been completely sheltered from the press since the moment she was presented as Sen. John McCain's running mate. A community organizer is someone who if committed has a much more direct and tangible impact on people's (fellow American citizens) lives.

The irony of Palin's ignorance is that during the same speech in which she proclaimed to be a fighter for the "regular American" and introduced her husband as a proud member of the Steelworkers union, she attempted to diminish and belittle the efforts of someone whose first path in public service was to assist many of people she now claims to be fighting for. It was also interesting to hear Rudy Giuliani mock Obama as someone who doesn't know how to run anything and is short on national security judgment. This is an individual who "ran" …

Steelworkers President To Palin: ‘Stop Using Your Husband’s Membership In The USW As A Prop’

Love this comment: "McCain may not be Bush, but Palin sure seems to be. No accountability, no answering questions, no acceptance that the media even has a role in honest society. In fact, no acceptance that truth or honesty have any merit whatsoever."


From ThinkProgress.org

When Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, he trumpeted her husband’s union membership: “The person I’m about to introduce to you was a union member and is married to a union member, and understands the problems, the hopes and the values of working people,” he said. That day, and again last night, Palin also emphasized that her husband is “a proud member of the United Steelworkers Union.”

Conservatives are hoping the reference will play well in Michigan and Ohio. But the United Steelworkers union (USW) isn’t so pleased. USW President Leo Gerard noted that just because Todd Palin is a union member doesn’t mean that Palin is automatically qualified to represent labor interest…

Hypocricy First

I wish this was the nightly news. It has more truth, research and facts.

Palin's speech riddled with lies. Sound familiar? FACT CHECK

It should, because it was written by a Bush writer.

The Obama camp issued a statement in response to the speech:

"The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush's speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we've heard from George Bush for the last eight years. If Governor Palin and John McCain want to define 'change' as voting with George Bush 90% of the time, that's their choice, but we don't think the American people are ready to take a 10% chance on change."

The best part of the several lies she spilled, were 2 stand outs:

PALIN: “I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress.”

Well, so far she has requested $589 Million in Federal Pork projects, and $197 Million for next year. So many earmarks in fact that she was criticized on it by non other than JOHN MCCAIN!

PALIN: “In fact, I told Congress — I told Congress, ‘Thanks, b…

RNC Convention Schedule

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The real RNC convention (2005)

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Thanks W!

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Hard Times Hitting Students and Schools in Double Blow
Tyler Bissmeyer for The New York Times

Marjorie Allgood in Louisville, Ky., where a record number of students qualify for free meals.

By SAM DILLON
Published: August 31, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With mortgage foreclosures throwing hundreds of families out of their homes here each month, dismayed school officials say they are feeling the upheaval: record numbers of students turning up for classes this fall are homeless or poor enough to qualify for free meals.

“We’re seeing a lot more children in poverty,” said Lauren Roberts, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County school system, a 98,000-student district that includes Louisville and its suburbs.

At the same time, the district is struggling with its own financial problems. Responding to a cut of $43 million by the state in education spending and to higher energy and other costs, school officials in Jefferson County have raised lunch prices, eliminated 17 buses by reorganizing routes, ordered …

From the desk of Asher

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My dear friends, family and supporters;

As the country sets on another historic moment tonight by accepting the first African-American to a national party, I too am hosting a multitude of changes in my life. No I am not going through puberty or running for president. My friends, after several years (too many to say without embarrassment) I have worked in the restaurant industry in order to pay for dreams of being an actor, writer, director and producer to flourish. I have had several victories and have been fortunate to have minor success touch me more than once.

But alas I am still here, at the same restaurant, starting over day after day. I have decided to make a bold move (increased by this poor economy and job market) and quit the restaurant to make my work schedule more available for other opportunities. For years I have been holding out on this because of the opportunity of auditions arising, and the need to be across town at a moments notice. I will continue to act, perform…

CENSORED Mad Men contest entry

This video was refused my the Mad Men contest for reasons unknown and unexplained to me.

I decided to post it here anyway.

-asher

Comic Con: Figures

Comic Con Costumes

Fun times at the Con!

What doesn't fly for me

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Vote Al Franken in MN!

Foxy Politics: PETRAEUS SURGE

The latest on my Foxy Politics Channel on YouTube.





I have a feeling this will appeal more to the guys, but that is just me.


Zach Galifianakis

Seriously funny.

I LOL'ed.

Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothin; w/ Zach Galifianakis

Another great one.

Beautiful. Wish I could had been in this one.

Holla then.

Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify

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What did he work for again? Oh yes, the united states of Rove, Bush & Cheney.

By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 58 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena and refused to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he influenced the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama.



Rep. Linda Sanchez, chairman of a House subcommittee, ruled with backing from fellow Democrats on the panel that Rove was breaking the law by refusing to cooperate — perhaps the first step toward holding him in contempt of Congress.

Lawmakers subpoenaed Rove in May in an effort to force him to talk about whether he played a role in prosecutors' decisions to pursue cases against Democrats, such as former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, or in firing federal prosecutors considered disloyal to the Bush administration.

Rove had been scheduled to appear at the House Judiciary subcommit…

Some Pics from the 35 mm short I was in.

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"Piano Man"
Signature Entertainment
Written & Directed by: Andrew Mueller & Bobby Novak
Photos by: Robb Rosenfeld

A normal day at the office.











































This is what it takes to get in to show business.

Disney, NRA Fight Over Allowing Guns At Work

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I found this article fun & interesting. Happy 4th!

Orlando Sentinel | Scott Powers and Jason Garcia | July 4, 2008 09:02 AM



Walt Disney World employees won't be packing any heat in the company parking lots anytime soon.

The giant resort has declared that much of its sprawling property is exempt from a new state law that allows Floridians with concealed-weapons permits to keep firearms locked in their cars at work.

Disney, which has 60,000 employees and a long-standing policy against allowing guns on its land, cites an arcane -- and late-added -- loophole in the new law, which took effect Tuesday.

Read the whole story here.

WILDFIRES TURN CALIFORNIA AIR INTO HAZARD

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My heart goes out to all who are suffering because of these fires. You are close by and in my thoughts and prayers. -A

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The Associated Press, posted July 3, 2008

Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of Northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash, forcing the cancellation of athletic events and other outdoor activities.

Health advisories urging residents to stay indoors to limit exposure to the smoky air were issued Saturday from Bakersfield north to Redding, a distance of nearly 725 kilometres.



Air pollution readings in the region are two to 10 times the federal standard for clean air, said Dimitri Stanich, spokesman for the California Air Resources Board.

Some areas are experiencing the worst air quality on record, with the smoke hanging down to the ground like a fog.

Air quality agencies are especially concerned about small-particle pollution. The tiniest particles can penetrate past the body's immune defences, travelling deep into the lungs a…

An Amazing series

If you can, please check out this series, African-American Lives 2. This series really touched me. Seeing these celebrities in real, vulnerable moments of discovery about their history is amazing to watch and experience. The production is handled with such dignity and care, I really recommend it. Watch it when you can, or grab a clip or 2 from YouTube, which I posted below.

Happy 4th everyone!



-Asher

Rambo 4: Ashman Movie Review

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Rambo don't take no mess.



**** 4 stars (Out of 5)

Yes this is a positive review. When I saw the trailer, the interviews, and the fans reactions I would never have dreamed this film would be above 1 star. After several recommendations and discussions I was challenged to re-think this action monster. I am glad I did.

In the era of over bloated and over important war films, Rambo runs a brisk 91 minutes and gets things done.

Stallone knows how to deliver the goods in this brutal and timely action ride. What starts out as a solid exploration of the further reaches of a 5th world country turns into an all out orgy of violence that is eerily relevant and important to todays society. This might be the most (Dare I say it?) important action film since the first Rambo, aptly titled First Blood. This might be stretching it, but Rambo worth the ride nonetheless.

It is strange to say, but if you are going to rent an action movie and are a fan of the genre, Rambo is the right movie to rent…

Another night, another copter

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You'd think I lived in Crooklyn, South Central, or the barrio. Nope. Good old Los Angeles, across the street from the exorbitant Hancock Park, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in CA, across the street from Paramount pictures.

Well once again, tonight there is some sort of manhunt going on and the LAPD helicopters, horns, and tires, and crashes haven't stopped for an hour. I love LA! (We Love it!) And my downstairs neighbors are fighting. And I have a 6:15am call time (5.5 hours from now). Joy.

Wait...I think they've gone away. Off to sleep.



Just picture this chopper at night and a beaming light circling your neighbors outside your bedroom, and that's me!

See you soon...I will give you a report of my experience on set shooting a 35mm short in the desert, ocean, and office.

Til then,

Funny R. Kelly

I forgot to add my favorite video of late.

R. Kelly - Behind the Scenes of "Real Talk" on FunnyOrDie.com


Burning Clothes, drama, messed up hair, mama's phone calls, punching the cameramen...must be R. Kelly. Watch, learn and enjoy the best singing unknowing comedian of our time. Real Talk.

My neighborhood is Noisy!

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Here it is Wednesday night around 11pm and it sounds like Armageddon outside my apartment. I have to pause my DVD several times just to be able to hear it. I live across the street from Paramount, in Hollywood CA and between the honking, trucks, children, ice cream trucks, ice cream carriers with bells, dogs, musician neighbors, helicopters, police sirens, ambulance sirens, tour buses, construction workers, motorcycles, noisy cars and our thin walls with no insolation whatsoever it's amazing anyone gets any rest around here. I swear the only quiet hours are between 4-6am. The rest of the day/night forget about it.

I don't think there is any solution, I just had to rant a minute. Wait, I think there is a quiet gap. I'm running off to sleep now.



Transformers 2: Revenge of the Megatron

Megatron is no sissy.

This is the second part of a Transformers sequel parody. The first can be seen on my YouTube page here.

The whole concept came to me after I saw the film Transformers and thought they really took themselves incredibly seriously with their dialogue taken straight from a cartoon. So I wanted to satire the utter and complete silliness of alien robots on earth mixed with the lowest possible technology for these things. The result is what you see.

More to come with interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Welcome to the sweaty season

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So it's officially summer and it has gotten freaking hot.



I'm a white boy from MN and whenever it gets like this my body has to re-check itself into rehab. I have to cover my skin with clothing, wear 50+ sun screen and not be in direct sun for more than 10 minutes. I chase the shade and it makes things awkward if I'm around other people who love the sun and I won't walk in sunny areas. I look like Jack Nicholson from "As Good As It Gets". Otherwise my face will end up looking like this:




What makes matters worse is that I have no A.C. outside my bedroom and I live on the second floor of a very bright apartment. On top of that my office where I work on my computer is like a tiny oven, and after about 2 minutes I start sweating like Shaq on the free throw line.



So another long hot summer is upon us and the only vacation I have planned is to go to my uncle's wedding on August 4 in North Carolina where it is even hotter and it's humid as balls...and…

I need your Thumbs!!!

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Hey everybody,

Time once again to vote for Ashman. I'm calling on favors from you guys & gals to vote for my commercial for the Watchmen contest. Top people get their commercials in the movie. This would be amazing. I need your help gang.

So what do I need you to do is:

Go To: youtube.com/user/watchmenmovie

1) Click on "Vote" next to the tab "Home"
-it is right above the talking head.

It will look like this:



2) In the Search column (below the playing image) type in my name:

asherglaser (all one word).

it will look like this:



3) Click the result and it should take you to a vid that's titled:

Veidt Air (Watchmen Advertisement)
from: asherglaser

it will look like this:



You go ahead and give that puppy a good thumbs up. I need everyone's help and support. Pretty please with sugar and crack on top. Thank you all.

What is this "Watchmen" thing you ask? Why I'm so glad you asked me that question.

The Watchmen is a graphic novel (comic book) that is being m…