Saturday, July 4, 2009
No decent American would want to take the attacks, hatred and beatings she has endured from the Commie DemocRATS and their little toadies in the state run “media”. I don’t blame her. “American” politics is for kneecap busting thugs, Commie scum and greedy pigs these days. If you don’t meet that criteria, you shouldn’t be in politics.
But Mr. Malden, who died Wednesday at 97, specialized in being uneasy, playing men who are variously worried, angry, disappointed and defeated. Like many other actors who distinguish themselves in supporting roles and whose charisma consists of a kind of intensified ordinariness, he has often been referred to as an everyman. That doesn’t seem quite right, though. In his best movie roles, mainly in films directed by Elia Kazan, Mr. Malden is specifically the other man, the guy defined partly by his lack of certain attributes abundantly present in the protagonist. The other man is never ruthless, or dangerous, or dashing, or cool. His regret may be that he could never have been a contender, but he makes up for it with a stoical sincerity that is all the more affecting for being so easy to discount. Twice, in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “On the Waterfront,” the magnetic protagonist was Marlon Brando, and in embodying Brando’s antithesis Mr. Malden achieved an unusual kind of heroism. In “Streetcar” he was Mitch, fumbling suitor for the favors of Vivien Leigh’s Blanche DuBois, his awkward gentleness a quiet rebuke to Stanley Kowalski’s brutish self-confidence. And in “Waterfront” his Father Barry, full of righteous rage and social concern, serves as the angel on Terry Malloy’s shoulder, a figure of conviction and moral clarity in a world lousy with corruption and double-dealing.We've nothing to add.
The NYT reports that Michael Jackson continued to break records even after his death. Jackson had the three best-selling albums in the United States last week, and in total sold more than 40 times the albums he did in the previous week. In addition, 2.3 million downloads of single tracks were sold, marking the first time an artist broke the 1-million mark in one week. In all of last year, Jackson had sold a total of 2.8 million tracks. "The level of dominance by Michael Jackson on the top pop catalog albums chart is unlike anything we've ever seen on any Billboard chart, regardless if it occurred pre- or post-death," said Billboard's director of charts.Great Googly-Moogly. Bigger than Elvis.
Seventy years ago, in 1939, baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal illness, bid a tearful farewell at Yankee Stadium in New York, telling fans, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." "Mr. Lucky" speaks. In 1946, The Philippines became independent. In 1959, America's 49-star flag, honoring Alaskan statehood, was officially unfurled. In 1960, America's 50-star flag, honoring Hawaiian statehood, was officially unfurled. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act, which went into effect the following year. In 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
Friday, July 3, 2009
As of a few minutes ago, the Palin For President in 2012 website will be daily updated again now that Palin is preparing to move forward. Get ready for more updates and check out our individual state supporters websites now going up this evening for all 50 states on Facebook.Well, that was quick.
Columnists name Palin 'Sitting Duck'
The award is given annually to the person who provides the best material for columnists facing deadlines. , who became a national political figure overnight last year when Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate, beat out former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
"Being a prominent jerk or cretin is often a thankless job," said the society's current president, Samantha Bennett of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "This is our way of saying thanks for the low-hanging fruit."
Last year's winner was former President Bill Clinton, while the most recent woman to receive the honor was right-wing pundit Ann Coulter in 2006. The award has even gone to a family pet, Millie, the White House dog during the administration of President George H.W. Bush, and to an advertising logo, Joe Camel.
Other notable winners include Kato Kaelin, who became the world's best-known house guest during the O.J. Simpson trial, Joe Klein, the reporter and columnist who fessed up to being the "Anonymous" author of "Primary Colors," a novel about a Clinton-like presidential candidate, and, in 2005, "columnists everywhere for their ethical lapses."
Thursday, July 2, 2009
December 12, 1997 A federal grand jury in Arkansas indicts three men on racketeering charges for plotting to overthrow the government and create a whites-only Aryan People's Republic, which they intend to grow through polygamy. [The Kehoe brothers:] Cheyne went to the authorities after Chevie began talking about murdering their parents and showing sexual interest in Cheyne's wife.
December 8, 1999 Beauregard [...] once claimed to have discovered a secret map detailing a planned UN takeover mistakenly printed on a box of Trix cereal.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Clearly irritated by what he saw as Palin's attempt to mislead her own campaign and apparently determined to demonstrate that the ultimate authority rested with him, Schmidt put the matter to rest once and for all with a longer response to everyone in the e-mail chain. "Secession," he wrote. "It is their entire reason for existence. A cursory examination of the website shows that the party exists for the purpose of seceding from the union. That is the stated goal on the front page of the web site. Our records indicate that todd was a member for seven years. If this is incorrect then we need to understand the discrepancy. The statement you are suggesting be released would be innaccurate. The innaccuracy would bring greater media attention to this matter and be a distraction. According to your staff there have been no media inquiries into this and you received no questions about it during your interviews. If you are asked about it you should smile and say many alaskans who love their country join the party because it speeks to a tradition of political independence. Todd loves his country We will not put out a statement and inflame this and create a situation where john has to adress this." Schmidt's rebuttal to Palin's suggestion that reporters had asked her about the issue was particularly blunt in that it implicitly questioned her truthfulness. Furthermore, his unwillingness to budge an inch on the matter was a remarkable assertion of his power to pull rank over the candidate herself. [...] In a recent interview with "Runner's World" magazine, the avid long distance runner was asked if there was a part of her that would have been reluctant to leave behind the Alaskan landscape and move to Washington, D.C., had the outcome in November been different. Notably, Palin did not use the past tense in her response. She was instead rather blunt in acknowledging that a future move to the nation's capital is something she can envision. "Alaska would be hard to give up because it is such a part of who I am. So much of my life revolves around the great outdoors that that would be kind of tough," Palin said. "But on the other hand, I think of being in D.C. and in a position to promote physical fitness and the benefits of making good decisions health-wise and being an example to others, and I know that could do some good for our country."Gaahh!! Using the phrase "the great outdoors" w/o the slightest sense of irony objectively demonstrates the emptiness of one's mind, & the cliched quality of any thinking that may go on in said mind.
Editor's note: John Feehery worked as a staffer for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other Republicans in Congress. He is president of Feehery Group, a Washington-based advocacy firm that has represented clients including the News Corp., Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He formerly was a government relations executive vice president for the Motion Picture Association of America.Isn't the dictionary definition of Mr. Feehery's vocation pandering? We know it isn't pimping, because Feehery's "clients" are the pimps, & he's the whore, unless the Members of Congress he "persuades" are the actual whores, in which case he'd be the John (Too obvious?) & the corporate interests he represents would be Satan personified, & the ... (Stop already. You'll hurt yourself.)
Democrats are now making plans to intervene in the health care marketplace, with some liberals insisting on a government-run "public option" health insurer.The "health care marketplace" was doing so well at serving consumer demand, just as GM & Chrysler, to which Feehery made obligatory reference, were, there was certainly no reason for anyone to intervene.
Most Americans still don't use the metric system, and most certainly don't stick to the 55 mile an hour speed limit on the highways of America.Because, ha ha, the Democratic Congress & Jimmy Carter passed/signed bills about the metric system & driving 55. So there, libs!! (You'd have to read the whole thing. Don't.)
And while they may still like Barack Obama and still laugh at jokes written by Al Franken, they will eventually grow weary of the newly dominant liberals who now run Washington.That's it. That was the last paragraph. A lot of nothing there, for something relatively short. We'll be charitable & give poor John a D- rather than an F, as he didn't dredge up the kulturkampf, but we suppose that's his idea of rebranding. Shutting up w/ that stuff is a good move by the forces of evil & badness, but not necessarily good for us on the side of light & justice.
Karl Malden, Everyman Actor, Dies at 97 Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning character actor whose half-century in show business carried him from the theater to films and then to television, where he policed the streets of San Francisco and became indelibly identified with a commercial for traveler's checks, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=naWe believe we mentioned a day or two earlier that they'll be dropping like flies. (We don't believe we'll be looking it up for a self-link.)
2:00AM - 2:30AM, WGNAMER (25) Corner Gas Comedy series about small-town Saskatchewan life focuses on a gas-station attendant and his interaction with local residents.St. Nick on a stick, they have "attendants" at their gas stations, & these "attendants" INTERACT w/ local residents. Wow!! What a country.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"crossed lines" with a handful of women other than his mistress — but never had sex with them. The governor says he "never crossed the ultimate line" with anyone but Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine at the center of a scandal that has derailed Sanford's once-promising political career. During an emotional interview at his Statehouse office with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sanford said Chapur is his soul mate but he's trying to fall back in love with his wife. He says that during the other encounters he "let his guard down" with some physical contact but "didn't cross the sex line." He wouldn't go into detail. Sanford said the casual encounters happened outside the U.S. while he was married but before he met Chapur.So, what's the definition of "is," again? And is the Gov. seeking geographical dispensation? Do his marriage vows only apply w/in So. Carolina &/or the United Snakes?
Los Angeles, CA -- Impressionist Fred Travalena, a headliner in Vegas showrooms and a regular on late-night talk shows with his takes on presidents, crooners and screen stars, has died in Los Angeles. He was 66. Travalena was known for the sheer volume of celebrities he imitated, leading to the nicknames "The Man of a Thousand Voices" and "Mr. Everybody." His act included presidents from Kennedy to Obama, musicians from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen and actors from Marlon Brando to Tom Cruise. The Bronx native started his career in Las Vegas in 1971.
Monday, June 29, 2009
In an interview this week with al Jazirah, Mustafa abu al Yazid, a longtime Egyptian al Qaeda operative who identifies himself as the supervisor general of al Qaeda in Afghanistan, predicts that the jihadists and their allies in the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban will take over both countries. When they do Yazid says they will then use Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal “against the Americans.”Bring it on, baby!!
Only this year have we understood that Afghanistan and Pakistan are one theater of war, a fact bin Laden has understood since the 1980s ...We hope President Obama (who, oddly enough, has been in office "only this year") will be able to use the intelligence & common sense his predecessor lacked to keep the crazed "Af-Pak" versions of AmeriKKKa's religious right from FedExing an Islamic nuke to a phony address in or near downtown Los Angeles.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
For what it's worth, 62 percent of Americans think Sonia Sotomayor should be confirmed to the Supreme Court, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll. The poll also asked Americans other things, like what they thought of the fact that she is female and Hispanic; most people don't mind, though there's a deep split between Republican and Democratic approval.