A few nice flat screen tv reviews images I found:
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
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This Sharp Flat Screen Television was presented to the Friendship Village Health Center in November, 2009 through the kindness of MSNBC and Keith Olbermann.
A resident of Friendship Village Health Center in Suburban Pittsburgh PA, Nellie King had recently published an autobiography of his 30-year journey as a Major League Baseball pitcher and broadcaster. In an effort to market the book “Happiness is Like a Cur Dog” his daughter Laurie King sent a copy to Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, inquiring if he would like to read and possibly do a review of the book. This opened up an unusual and friendly relationship with Keith Olbermann. A serious collector of Topps Bubble Gum Baseball Cards, Keith sent an e-mail stating he would be pleased to read and review the book, but under one stipulation: If Nellie King would sign his 1957 Topps Bubble Gum Baseball Card as it would complete his collection.
Nellie signed the card and returned it to Keith Olbermann and it began a friendship that remained strong until Nellie’s passing on August 11, 2010. Nellie also informed Keith of his interest in MSNBC’s “Countdown” show adding that he could not get MSNBC on the local TV connection due to basic cable programming. MSNBC and Olbermann’s representative contacted the Administrator of the Friendship Village Health Center to inquire if MSNBC could be made available on the local cable network. The Administrator explained they were waiting until 2010 to purchase a flat screen TV for their resident Lounge, at which time the cable TV package would be upgraded to allow programming, which included MSNBC. MSNBC asked if they could “speed up” the timetable by providing a Sharp Aquos Flat Panel HDTV for the Lounge. The only stipulation was that Nellie King would agree to have his picture taken alongside the new TV and send it to Keith Olbermann.
The Administrator rapidly accepted the offer and all residents of Friendship Village Health Center enjoy daily endless TV options on the modern 40-inch Flat Screen TV set.
BUY Nellie King’s book here: amzn.to/CurDog
Watch Keith Olbermann’s book review here: youtu.be/i3YuOHXeioA
Watch Keith Olbermann’s Epitaph here: youtu.be/gSMA7gpPvaI
Inaugural 09 Hotel Madness…
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LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MORE EXTRAVAGANT HOTEL OFFERINGS FOR THE 2009 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL….ENJOY
Sources: Washingtonian.com, CNN, ABC, Washington Post, various travel guides
Mandarin Oriental Hotel:
If you’re able to drop more than 0,000 on lodging for the inauguration, the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Southwest DC is offering a luxe Presidential Privilege package that includes four nights in the hotel’s swanky presidential suite. The 3,500-square-foot unit, on the ninth floor, has floor-to-ceiling windows, two balconies, and a telescope to take in panoramic views of the city. The suite’s 14 rooms include three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and dining and media rooms. A grand piano, a chess table, and a 60-inch flat-screen television are among the extra touches.
As part of the inaugural package, you’ll enjoy breakfast in bed every day, a private dinner for eight at the hotel’s restaurant, CityZen, and 24-hour butler service. Daily treatments at the hotel’s spa are also included, as are outfits by Ralph Lauren to be worn to the inaugural balls (tickets to an unnamed “inaugural event” are included). You’ll be driven around town in a chauffeured Maserati Quattroporte, which features a back seat stocked with snacks and Champagne, and you’ll enjoy Champagne and caviar in your suite each evening.
Omni Shoreham Hotel:
Four guests at the Omni Shoreham Hotel will be living large this January. The hotel’s 44th Commander-in-Chief Package, priced at a whopping 0,000, includes lots of bells and whistles to make its four-night stay for the inauguration as deluxe as possible.
Guests will stay in the two-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot Shoreham Presidential suite. It includes living and dining rooms, a library, a full kitchen, and a balcony. They’ll be treated to private breakfasts and an in-room dinner with entertainment by political satirist Mark Russell. Because tickets for four to the swearing-in ceremony are included, the hotel will make sure that its VIP guests are well coiffed and outfitted for the event: They’ll enjoy a preinauguration makeover by Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Salon & Spa, a ,000 shopping spree from the Lambros Jewelry Inauguration Collection, and personalized president and first lady cologne and perfume.
Getting to and from Washington won’t be a problem either: The hotel will arrange a private jet for the guests’ arrival and departure. And when they leave, they’ll walk out the door with a puppy of their choice—yes, a puppy.
Paul Sharp, Omni’s director of marketing, will coordinate with guests ahead of time to determine exactly the kind of dog they want, and he’ll work with local rescue groups and breeders to get it—down to the color. If the foursome is made of up two couples, he’ll get two pups. “Whatever they want, I’ll get,” he says.
Another interesting twist: This package includes a trip to the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Omni Shoreham is billing it as a “Foreign Policy Trip,” part of the presidential experience. The trip includes a five-night stay at the hotel and first-class round-trip airfare for four. Sadly, a dog sitter for this trip is not part of the deal.
Fairmont Washington DC Hotel
Guests willing to shell out ,000 for lodging during the inauguration will be given the ecofriendly presidential treatment at the Fairmont Washington DC. The West End hotel is offering high-rolling guests a four-night stay in its Lexus Hybrid Living Suite, a two-bedroom unit decorated by Los Angeles-based ecodesigner Kelly LaPlante.
The suite, completed in May, was designed to make guests feel as though they’ve entered a black-and-white photograph; the only touch of color is the paintings on the wall by local artist Jon Wassom. The suite features a kitchen, three bathrooms, a sitting area, and a dining room with seating for ten. Ecofriendly touches are throughout: The floors are made of white bamboo, the kitchen countertop is made from recycled glass and cement, and reclaimed birch trees provide decoration.
Ritz Carlton Washington
The Ritz-Carlton package, 0,000 includes travel on a private jet, a new set of Louis Vuitton luggage, a personal butler and massage therapist, two tickets to one of the inaugural balls and an Hermes tie and scarf for him and her each month through the next inauguration.
The ,000 package at the Foggy Bottom Ritz includes a gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire pendant; an on-call chauffeur; a stylist at Saks Fifth Avenue who will outfit guests in a designer dress or tuxedo; two tickets to the parade; two tickets to an inaugural ball; and a private dinner. A portion of the price will go to a charity of the guests’ choice.
"We expect anyone who purchases this is a Washington-insider type — a person or couple who wants to have the ultimate experience of an inaugural in Washington, D.C.," said Colleen Evans, a Ritz-Carlton spokeswoman.
The Fairmont Hotel
The Fairmont hotel, which is offering a ,000-per-day package that will land you in the Presidential Suite, which will be stocked with Beluga caviar and Dom Perignon. Also included is a Rolls-Royce with a personal driver and two bodyguards acting like Secret Service agents.
"Aside from this special package, we’ll have nightly-themed amenities for all our guests," said Fairmont spokeswoman Diana Bulger. "It’ll be a fun time for any guests who stay with us at inaugural time."
The Hay-Adams Hotel
Right across from the White House, people are paying a minimum of 9 a night with a four night stay required. The hotel is booked.
The Four Seasons in Georgetown
A Royal Suite for ,000 a night.
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
For couples, the Historic Inauguration Package (,000) includes all the pampering a couple could want throughout four nights in the grand Presidential Suite. Hyatt Regency Washington welcomes package guests in classic style with Dom Perignon and caviar. Luxurious amenities available throughout the four-night stay include exclusive limo service, including roundtrip airport transportation, and private butler service, whom guests can call on for most anything, even drawing a bath with rose petals. Each morning guests receive Breakfast-in-Bed, and for two nights, a tremendous dinner with wine pairings in the comfort of the suite. In preparation for the Inaugural Ball, Hyatt Regency offers a full day of spa pampering for two. As icing on the Inaugural Cake, the package includes two tickets to the Inauguration Parade, complete with a pair of Thomas Pink designer scarves and gloves to assure warmth and comfort for the entire stay in Washington.
For groups coming to Washington, Hyatt Regency presents the elegant and convenient four-night Presidential Entourage Package (,000 for eight). Beginning with exclusive limo service to and from the airport, the group will enjoy accommodations in the Presidential Suite and three Capitol Suites. The hotel prepares a welcome reception for the group in the exclusive, new private lounge at Article One, where plush couches, flat screen TVs, and all food and beverage cravings are on hand in private comfort. Butler service in each suite caters to any need or whimsy, while a day at the spa will engage the entire group in ultimate relaxation after Inauguration festivities. A private tour of the monuments showcases the spectacular Capital views at night, while VIP dinners for eight with wine pairings will be exclusively prepared by Executive Chef Michael Barber on two different occasions in the Monumental Affairs Design Center. Finally, eight tickets to the Inauguration Parade with designer scarves and gloves from Thomas Pink will keep the group warm while observing history in the making.
Georgetown Ritz Carlton Hotel
At the Georgetown Ritz, the ,000 package includes round-trip first class airfare; an on-call chauffeur; Gucci luggage; two parade tickets; two hard-to-come-by tickets to an inaugural ball; and a private dinner. After the stay in Washington, guests will jet off to the Ritz-Grand Cayman, airfare and hotel stay also included. The package is targeted to the eco-conscious traveler with environmentally-friendly spa products, carbon offsets for the flight and eco-adventures awaiting in the islands.
,000 plus tax for complete 4-night stay January 17, 18, 19, 20,
"Behind the Inaugural Bash" package which offers behind-the-scenes experiences of the planning and preparation for one of the biggest parties of a lifetime. Behind the Inaugural Bash Package * A once-in-a-lifetime behind-the-scenes experience for two guests, focused on the planning and preparation to host a party in honor of the 44th President of the United States of America.
—Two guests will attend behind-the-scenes planning sessions with hotel Catering, Culinary and Banquets professionals on 1/17 and 1/18. Review extravagant menu selections and elaborate event preparations.
—Host a private, custom culinary dinner experience for 8 guests on 1/17 previewing the official Candlelight Dinner menu and other selections from renowned Executive Chef
—Framed Commemorative Menu and Photo of Private Dinner on 1/17
—Private VIP Tour of Hilton Washington’s President’s Walk and Presidential Holding Room
—Two tickets to an Inaugural Ball
—Luxury 2-Bedroom Suite Accommodations for Two (4 Nights)
—Airport limo service upon arrival 1/17 and departure 1/21
—Nightly In-Room Amenity
—Breakfast for Two, Daily (choice of Hilton Breakfast Buffet or In-Room dining)
—Washington Welcome Amenity on Day of Arrival
—Inauguration Keepsake In-Room Amenity on Inauguration Night
Fred Thompson’s Condo Rental….
Former Republican presidential contender and Law & Order actor Fred Thompson is adding his name to the list of Washingtonians looking to profit during the inauguration: he’s offering up his DC condo to visitors for ,000 for five days. The New York Post quotes an insider who says the condo "has a balcony overlooking the inaugural parade route, the Navy Memorial and the US Capitol, and comes with a reserved parking space.
Pod Hotel (1)
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New York’s always a real hassle in which to find reasonably priced accommodation: the cheapest I could find through my normal discount channels came in at about 0 a night plus tax. Good, then, to stumble upon The Pod Hotel. Just nine months old it receives consistently good reviews and provides a compact room with most things you’d need (except a shower, if you go for the share option like me, but you can pee in the sink if you’re desperate). For a night. That’s a remarkable bargain.
The location on 51st and 3rd is great, it’s airconditioned, comes with free wireless internet, a flat screen TV and an iPod docking station. Whilst I wouldn’t recommend it for a romantic getaway, if you’re in NYC on your own money and intend spending your time outside the hotel then this is highly recommended.