Friday, May 30, 2008

2008 Summer Movie Preview - Part Two

Here's the long-awaited second installment of the good, the bad, and the blah that major movie studios will cram down our throats this summer. Enjoy!

July Movies:

Hancock (July 2) - Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…..Will Smith as superhero/alcoholic Hancock who’s hated by everyone in L.A.! Think of this as The Incredibles, but with a darker, comedic twist. As with I Am Legend, Bad Boys II, Shark Tale, and just about every other movie he’s starred in, look for him to make a killing at the box office.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (July 11) - Rumor has it after the critical acclaim for 2006’s Pan’s Labyrinth, director Guillermo del Toro turned down directing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to helm the second Hellboy movie (the job was awarded back to David Yates who did Order of the Phoenix). Bummer. He would have shot the hell out of that movie, but I digress. Ron Perlman returns as the bright-red demon ready to take on more demon-monsters. Not much is known about this sequel but if you’ve watched Pan’s Labyrinth, then you’ll know that moviegoers are in for a visual treat.

Meet Dave (July 11) – Here it is, folks: the grade ‘A’ pile of crap in an otherwise impressive resume of potential summer blockbusters. Eddie Murphy plays – wait till you hear this – an alien starship in the form of a human being which crews miniature aliens. Does this sound even remotely interesting to you? Worst of all, it’s directed by Brian Robbins, the man who unleashed 2007’s most offensive, mean-spirited comedy, Norbit. Stay away…stay far away from this mess.

The Dark Knight (July 18) - The movie event I have been personally waiting for. Director Christopher Nolan, who added soul and a darker presence in 2005’s Batman Begins, is back at the helm, along with the underrated Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. What’s in store for Bruce Wayne this time? Two new foes; the first being Rachel Doss’ (now played by Maggie Gyellenhaal) new lover and district attorney for Gotham Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), the other, a psychotic serial-killing clown, Joker (played by the late, great Heath Ledger). A new Batsuit, the Batpod, and in IMAX theatres, four action scenes, all scream awesome but the attraction is Ledger, both his passing in January and his performance which critics are calling Oscar-caliber. A fitting tribute to one of our generation’s finest actors who left us too soon.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (July 25) - What paranormal mystery will FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) uncover this time? Chris Carter, the director and co-writer of this sequel, as well as the show’s creator, will never tell. So why should we give a damn? The show ended six years ago and the last movie was a decade ago. Because it’s the return of Mulder and Scully, two of the 90’s most memorable TV icons, that’s why!

August Movies:

Pineapple Express (August 8) – You can add Seth Rogen – yes, Seth Rogen – to the growing list of actors who will be kicking some butt this summer for our viewing pleasure. He and James Franco are two stoners who are after a new form of marijuana called Pineapple Express; unfortunately they are witnesses to a murder by the hands of a corrupt cop and are on the run. The Apatow team, who created last summer’s Superbad, is involved in the reefer madness. A bit of advice: If you want to know how funny this black stoner action/comedy is, watch the red-band trailer on You Tube.

Tropic Thunder (August 15) – The fact that Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. is playing a multiple Oscar-winning actor Aussie who had his skin surgically pigmented to play an African-American Marine in the jungles of Vietnam, shows that either this will be this summer’s most outrageous piece of satirical filmmaking, or the most offensive. Ben Stiller returns to the director’s chair (Zoolander) to take aim at the absurdity of the movie business, dealing with three ego-driven actors – Tug Speedman (Stiller), Jeff “Fats” Portnoy (Jack Black), and Kirk Lazarus (Downey Jr.) - driven to make a serious war film about the Vietnam War, only to be fighting real guerilla warfare as the shoot progresses.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (August 15) - Remember when George Lucas said he'd quit making epic space operas in a galaxy far, far away after Revenge of the Sith? Well, he's come back after prettyboy Hayden Chirstensen burned to a near-cinder and donned the mask of baddie Darth Vader, to bridge together Attack of the Clones and Sith. Good news is that Lucas wisely stayed away from the director's chair and from screenwriting duties. Bad news is that I still wouldn't pay money to watch this.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Random Questions: We All Do Stupid Shit Edition

Here we are once again, with a new segment of Random Questions! We've all done stupid things, like let our emotions get the better of us during a campaign, or say something really stupid to make an otherwise harmless political statement, or continue to leak photos of ourselves posing for the camera in a sexual nature, so here are my questions about the stupid people pull. Enjoy, and feel free to answer back.

- Why do Obama supporters (myself included) and Hillary supporters forget that either candidate would be better than the alternative of four more years of neocon policy running the Oval Office? First off, earlier this week, I made a huge ass of myself by blindly jumping on the media bandwagon over Hillary's gaff about the RFK remarks. For that, this rant is directed at myself, fellow Obama backers and supporters of the former First Lady: It's time we all grew the fuck up and put an end to this bitch-fighting. It's one thing to feel passionate about your candidate, it's another thing entirely to say we're going to vote for McCain or vote independently as atonement. And after all the talk of taking back the White House from the GOP and all the campaigning we've done, what will have voting for the other side accomplish? It's past time we ended these immature online chatroom fights and come together as one party by August in Denver whoever the nominee maybe.

- Why is Miley Cyrus stripping for the camera, again, after all the flack she took from the Vanity Fair photo shoot fiasco? Jesus girl, you are aware that there's an invention out there called "the Internet" which people can, from anywhere around the world, see you in all of your...ahem...natural beauty, right? As I said before, this ain't the first time she's stripped for the camera, and somehow I doubt it'll be the last time, either. Miley, be smart about this. You have a tweener base that looks up to you and parents who believe that you're a sweetheart with a squeaky-clean background. You're not helping your own cause by doing shit like this. Plus, there's a time and place for every young girl to get in-touch with their inner skank: we call it college, Halloweeen, and Girls Gone Wild. Now, it's all well and good to come to terms for a young girl to flirt with her sexual nature (shit, it's the reason why we have junior and senior year in high school), but in the case of young Miley, she needs to learn at leas this helpful hint: if you're going to act like a normal teenage girl who's testing her sexuality, then don't post your pictures on your MySpace for the whole damn world to see!

- Why must Hillary Clinton continue to make stupid remarks without thinking? Of course, the big story last week was the infamous remarks about Robert Kennedy and how Hill had to apologize for them. What we need to remember is that most, if not all of the time, she means to make a calculated point about her opponent, Senator Obama. Unfortunately, she hasn't shown when to stop, think about what she means to say, then go forth and make her point. Take for example, her comments about how she's winning the working class vote:

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again..."

Of course, this set off another shitstorm for Clinton, with accusations of racial undertones. Now, if Hillary had taken a moment about what she was going to say, and re-word the structure of her argument, her argument would've been something along the lines of what my efriend and Clinton supporter Kim, PbD. said:

"Obama doesn't seem to be a good closer at this point, and frankly I'm worried about his connection with the blue collar of America."

In case you haven't noticed by now, her verbal judgment has been a big factor into why she is loosing this nomination fight to Obama, and the sad thing here is that i'm certain that she means well wen she speaks (at least, I hope she means well).

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hillary Clinton has just lost all of my respect

Earlier today I asked senator Clinton the following: Please, Senator Clinton, return to the woman that I used to know and admire.
Just two hours later, she had the nerve to say some stupid shit like this.

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it."

So this is her justification as to why she should be the nominee: Barack Obama could be assassinated, the same way Robert Kennedy was assasinated back in June of '68.
Never mind that the statement was incredibly crass and offensive (especially when the Kennedys are going through a trying time with Edward Kennedy having a brain tumor), but the fact that she could actually stoop this low to make a case to the superdelegates to become the Democratic Party's nominee is nothing short of appalling.
This goes way past the notion that 'It's just politics as usual.'
These are the kind of comments that no politician running for public office should ever make during a campaign.
Whatever respect I had for the New York senator is now completely gone. Mrs. Clinton is no longer the strong, inspiring female politician I had come to admire, and I will no longer support her in whatever action she decides to take for herself in the future. She had her chance of at least showing some class thought the remainder of the nomination process, but I've had about all I can take from her.
Mrs. Clinton, it is time for you to put aside you pride and step down from the Democratic campaign. You have embarrassed the party, and yourself, for long enough.
Update: Here's Keith Olbermann and his Special Comment on her remarks.

Is this Hillary's Endgame?

Remember when I said in this week's Random Questions about how hard it has become to figure out what she wants and why she is still running for president? Well, R.J. Eskow and Guy T. Saperstein of the Huffington Post unleash another motive of the Junior Senator from New York - one that could wind up destroying the Democratic Party.

From Saperstein's article:

Harold Ickes, one of Hillary's representatives on the Rules Committee who voted for the rule barring counting the Michigan and Florida votes, and Hillary's chief negotiator of this issue, was asked recently on one of the Sunday morning political talk shows, "You voted for the Rules Committee decision, but now you are complaining about it. What has changed?" Ickes replied, "What has changed is that now we are behind." So, there it is -- there is not an ounce of principle in the Clinton position. When they thought they were ahead in the presidential race, they supported the rule, but now that they are behind, they don't like it. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the rest of us could act like the Clintons and support rules when they favor us and ignore them when they don't?

Two days ago, Hillary hyperventilated on this topic, comparing enforcement of party rules -- rules she earlier had agreed to -- to the civil rights and suffragette movements, Zimbabwe and Florida 2000, as though enforcing a reasonable party rule was comparable to 300 years of slavery, the disenfranchisement of racial minorities and women from voting for hundreds of years, the unprecedented action of a conservative Supreme Court and the tyrannical actions of an African dictator. The Clintons are desperate; they need boundaries.

As this nomination drags on, I have seen the another light of Clinton - and to some extent, the Clinton legacy itself - one that has no shame in resorting to Karl Rove tactics in order to win or to gain power. It saddens and embarrasses me that the the Senator and Former First Lady who made a name for herself for taking on the right-wing media and for championing for universal health care in the 90s is now stooping to new, sleazier levels, in order to keep her hopes alive in this campaign.

Mrs. Clinton: you are, day, by day, less ad less looking like the woman I, and my family, remembered. In it's place, you are revealing yourself to another politician who will stomp on whoever, say whatever it takes, and side with any shady character, for the sake of advancing your own agenda, principles be damned. It is the same kind of politics that has disenfranchised and disillusioned many American voters from giving a damn to vote when we all know that we'll end up getting fucked over. Is this how you want to be remembered, Senator Clinton? As a woman who let her pride, her arrogance, and her ego get the best of her that she threatened to tear her own party in two? You are treading on dangerous waters, Mrs. Clinton; they are the kind of waters that, if you keep navigating in them, will destroy the party that built the Clinton legacy, and whatever chance you have running for any kind of public office in the near future, not to mention, you daughter's political future, should she decide to follow in your footsteps.

Please, Senator Clinton, return to the woman that I used to know and admire.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Random Questions: The Week in Politics Edition

I'm back with another segment of Random Questions! You know the drill: I ask random questions about whatever's bugging me and you can answer them for me. This week, it's all political, with Bush Jr. explaining what he's 'sacrificed' in the name of his Iraqi War, why diplomacy has become appeasement, and how difficult it is to figure out the motive behind Hillary Clinton.

- Exactly when did using diplomacy become a symbol of weakness in this country? Sure this is probably a redundant question since most of us already know the answer, but when did it become equivalent to appeasement? It's becasue of negations with leaders we particularly didn't care for, that has saved our nation's backside in the past! During the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the United States and the Soviet Union were on the brink of launching a nuclear war, it was JFK's harsh negotiation s with Khrushchev that kept either side from pushing the button. During Nixon's tenure as president, he talked to Communist China's leader, Mao, and opened the doors to trade with the communist nation. Hell, even Ronald Reagan, IMO, the most overrated president in U.S. History, and despite him being the rise of the neo-conservative movement in American politics, he still understood that he needed to talk with the coined nickname "Evil Empire", and did so with Gorbachev. Put simply, negotiation and keeping diplomatic relations, even to our enemies, has proven to have had great effect. So why is it that now, after the mess we've created in Iraq, are we still clinging on to this moronic foreign policy of 'talk tough and bomb the shit out of a nation?' when it has done this country, Iraq, and the rest of the world, no good?

- Why do I find the motives for Hillary Clinton staying in the race so hard to read? Part of me believes that she's still running becasue she really believes that she would be the stronger nominee against John McCain, and that the superdelegates will overturn the wises of the people to satisfy her drive to become president. Another part of me thinks that she's merely in it for positioning in Obama's administration, or to become his VP (sorry, I don't see her doing it becasue there's too much bad blood between her and Obama and that I don't think she would want to become anyone's second fiddle). Another part of me thinks that he's still running purely on her arrogance and her pride. Whatever the reason, it still doesn't change how I feel that I have lost a good amount of respect for her in this campaign season, thanks in part to her attack ads and her conduct.

- Why must President Bush continue to degrade himself, the office he swore to uphold with honor and integrity, and the young men and women who have died in his Iraqi War, by saying stupid, insensitive shit like this? This week, out of all the things this jackass has said and done during his seven years as Commander-in-Chief, his most offensive and heartless comments came out.

For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf.
“I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

Nine rounds of hitting a fucking ball with a damn stick?? That's been your sacrifice to the 4,000+ men and women you've sent to their deaths??? Mr. President: this is NOT about you, or your damn game of golf! Pretend that you actually give a shit about the innocent blood that has been shed because of your lies, sir.

Monday, May 12, 2008

2008 Summer Movie Preview - Part One

From comic book superheroes and children’s literature to the return of Indiana Jones and Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, this summers batch of popcorn sequels, comedies, family films, and superhero movies are sure to get us Mustangs talking over the summer. Here’s the guide to what’s great, what’s godawful, and what’s on the fence this summer at the movies.

May Movies:

Iron Man (May 2) - Critics and audiences are in love with Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as the iron-clad Marvel superhero. As well they should -- he gives Iron Man and his alter ego, multi-billionaire defense contractor Tony Stark, a soul. Not to mention that the movie jump-stars a sluggish movie season so far with guns a-blazing. This adaptation of a Marvel Comic book raked in over $100 million + in it’s opening weekend, meaning this has to be entertaining as hell.

Speed Racer (May 9) - The Wachowski Brothers are back behind the director’s chair, and this time, they’re doing….a family film!? The same duo that gave us The Matrix trilogy and V For Vendetta are going family friendly on us? Only Andy and Larry could take the popular 60’s Japanese anime hit and take us on a trippy ride into a new vision of filmmaking. Problem is that the critics can’t stomach this neon-colored, CG spectacle. That, and we’ve seen this done before (hello there Sin City, hi there 300), but what’s that to stop us from watching the same technique again?

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (May 16) -The Pensive kids are back in this second adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ epic seven-part saga , only to learn that 1300 years have passed in Narnia time, and the magical land has fallen under the hands of the evil King Miraz. Newcomer Ben Barnes playing Prince Caspian will definitely have teenage girls watching, but here’s the six million-dollar question: will Andrew Adamson provide us with a darker, scarier adventure in the land of Narnia, or will it be the same candy-assed approach audiences watched the first time with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22) - The most talked-about movie coming out this summer has the most to gain and the most to lose. Can director Steven Speilberg and executive producer George Lucas craft an Indy flick that matches with Raiders of the Lost Ark? Does Harrison Ford have what it takes, at age 66, to play the famous professor/archeologist and kick some ass? Will it be the biggest hit of the summer, or will it be a huge bust? All I have to say on the matter is: in Speilbeg, I trust.

Sex and the City (May 30) - Probably the one movie every man in America will fight tooth-and-nail not to see with their wives and/or girlfriends. And who can blame them? The end of this popular HBO series should have been dealt with when Carrie fell in love with Mr. Big in Paris, but no, they had to show what happens after happily ever after…..but I digress. No matter what I, nor your boyfriends, nor the critics say, women will still see this movie and become juicy gossip the next day.

June Movies:

You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (June 6) - Like I said before, the summer movie season trots out the god-awful, steaming piles of crap, and Adam Sandler’s new slapstick comedy about a top Israeli assassin moving to the Big Apple to carry out his dream as a male hair stylist, is no exception. Don’t get me wrong, Sandler’s done great comedic work in the past (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy) , but now it’s getting tiresome watching him almost virtually playing the same character he’s done for the past decade, and it’s even more painful to know that the newly-appointed comedy czar Judd Apatow had a hand in writing part of this fiasco.

The Incredible Hulk (June 13) - On one hand, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee isn’t anywhere near this sequel to the first flop continuing the saga of Bruce Banner and his alter ego, the green giant, Hulk: Loius Letterman (The Transporter) takes over the director’s chair. And Edward Norton has replaced Eric Bana as the title character. So why do I still feel this movie is going to disappoint me? I hope I’m wrong.

The Happening (June 13) - You can quote me on this one: M. Night Shyamalan is back. You remember, the guy who creeped us out with his tales of the supernatural (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) as a pathway to the soul, before he trotted out The Village and Lady in the Water? And by the looks of the trailers he’s learned his lessons from those two stinkers. His new thriller deals with a high school science teacher (Mark Walberg) running away from a environmental disaster that has human beings going mad and committing mass suicide. Strange, I know, but it’s what he does best.

The Love Guru (June 20) - You know that this movie has ‘shit’ written all over it when the fillmakers have Justin Timberlake talking and eerily looking like Borat. The pop star, along with another comedic genius, Mike Myers, and hottie Jessica Alba, are also dragged down in this mess of a movie about an American raised by gurus in India who comes home to spread his wisdom on love and relationships. Sorry, but there’s already a guru filling the position: Dr. Phil.

Get Smart (June 20) - The only thing that worries me about this remake of the 1960’s spoof TV show, is that Hollywood has a notorious record of making bad movies from television shows (Bewitched, Charlie’s Angels). Luckily, Steve Carell is playing the wannabe James Bond, Maxwell Smart. Even if this movie tanks, expect Carell to still crank out the laughs, as he did in the awful Evan Almighty. No worries here.

Wanted (June 27) - Let’s see: a fraternity of assassins killing to save the world + shitloads of gunfights + amazing action sequences + Angelina Jolie back in kinky, sexy, kick-ass and take names mode after her career-best performance as the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl in A Mighty Heart = the male antidote to Sex and the City. June 27 can’t come faster enough.

WALL-E (June 27) - You can take this animated tale of a robot cleaning up after Earth becomes unlivable for humans, as the wizards at Pixar Animation Studios going political, the same way George Miller did with Happy Feet, or as the ultra-liberal Hollywood machine indoctrinating children into a far-left ideology that global warming exists, as would the Sean Hannitys and the Glenn Becks of the right-wing world will spoon-feed it‘s brain-dead listeners. Or you could accept WALL-E for what it is: another home-run hit in the making for the geniuses behind Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. Call it, friend-o.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Obituary: San Diego Padres 2008 Season

How fucked are my Padres this season?

Let me put it to you this way: Hillary Clinton has a better shot at winning the Democratic nomination than the San Diego Padres have a shot at mustering some decent offense.

For all the quality pitching (Jake Peavy, Chris Young, Greg Maddux, Randy Wolf), and the defense we have, the issue that has finally come back and bitten the team, John Moores, Sandy Alderson, and Kevin Towers in the ass is the policy of Moneyball.

What is Moneyball, you ask? It's simple: Kevin, Sandy, and John's philosophy of acquiring talent dirt cheap and competing well enough to win the National League West. Since San Diego moved into Petco Park, the Padres and Moneyball have worked out damn well; from 2004 to last season's heartbreaking loss to the soon-to-be N.L. Champion Colorado Rockies, the Padres have won a total of 80+ games, and became back-to-back Western Division Champions, thanks in part to the mediocre division competitiveness at the time.

Unfortunately, last year's failure to make it to the postseason and offseason moves made this year within the West should have been an indication that pitching and defense won't cut it anymore in this division.

Andrew Jones, Aaron Rowand, Tori Hunter, and the Fukodome sweepstakes - all excellent opportunities to add some power to a lackluster batting core (save for Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez) but we missed out, courtesy of -- you guessed it -- Moneyball. Just to rub some salt in the wound, we ditched left fielder Milton Bradely, the man who single-handily supercharged our bats and made Gonzalez look good at the plate, and center firlder Mike Cameron, to give their jobs to Scott Hariston (who's more of a backup than a starter, IMO) and Jim Edmonds, the power hitter who's days as a home-run hitter and impact player have died down due to injuries the last few years.

Now the Padres are 13-22, the worst record in the N.L., and have lost 16 of our last 20 games, and the management upstairs doesn't seem to give a damn. A pity, becasue had the Padres made a few moves, spent a little more money on some players, and kept Bradley, this team could be matching stride for stride with the red-hot Arizona Diamondbacks in the West.

To end this obituary, here's the poem, Oh Captain, My Captainby Walt Whitman.

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done

The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

At least there's the upcoming Chargers football season to look forward to.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Random Questions: Rants, Rants, and More Rants Edition

It's the first of May, and here we are with another edition of Random Questions. To paraphrase the great Gary Shandling, and let me say that i'm an 18 year-old, but in my spare time, things bother me. Like how a vapid, idiotic reality drama made the cover of one of my favorite magazines, or how a conservative group will sink to new sleazy lows to discredit climate change in order to please Exxon Mobile, or how America is so shocked about the Miley Cyrus topless photos, or how the Democratic race can't seem to come to a conclusion. Enjoy, and feel free to answer my questions.

- Why the fuck has Rolling Stone Magazine, the bible of all things rock-and-roll, letting the cast of MTV's The Hills grace it's front cover?!It's bad enough that a.) this show exists and b.) it's become a pop-culture phenomenon (watching a bunch of girls backstab one another for revenge, for love, or for the hell of it, isn't television, it's a reminder of why high school sucks) but for RS to give Lauren Conrad and her co-stars the front-fucking-page is almost unforgivable. If they're giving these reality TV stars the cover, then I want to see of RS's many talented contributing editors write up an obituary for MTV, becasue it's shows like The Hills, My Super Sweet Sixteen, and Laguna Beach that have destroyed the reason why we used to watch MTV to begin with.

- Ok, this is kind of redundant question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway: why must conservatives continue to try and discredit global warming? This week, Think Progress reported how the right-wing news outlet World Net held a contest for kids who could repeat the talking point that global warming was bullshit. Here's part of an essay that won 1st place, and it's from Russell Young of Minnesota.

"Here are just a few other films schools might use for their teaching curriculums. 'The Polar Express' could be used for instruction on transportation systems. 'Borat' is a perfect teaching tool for understanding how the Democratic Party uses focus groups. 'Alien,' could be used to teach students about anatomy and homeland security, all at the same time," he wrote.

"'Far fetched,' you say. Maybe, but 'Moby Dick' taught me all I ever needed to know about whales, and I'm a marine biologist," he said.

Geez. I'm beginning to wonder if this was the grand scheme in Bush's "No Child Left Behind" policy....At any rate, the GOP knows it can't discredit the threat of climate change, so for them, there's only one viable option: keep the little ones ignorant by repeating the same lies again and again until it becomes, in their heads, an irrefutable fact.

- When are Obama supporters and Hillary supporters going to grow the fuck up? I am a proud supporter of Barack Obama's run for president, but if Hillary Clinton somehow won the Democratic nomination, I wouldn't have a problem with it. This country is too much in a fucked-up state to be left in the hands of the GOP for another four years of the same failed policies that got us into trouble. Apparently, even this fact can't bring the bitch-fighting to a halt, as demonstrated by an article found in the Huffington Post.
Faye12 said:
Go to google and put in Obama and Donald Young! It will be out next week.
Go Hillary!!!!

Also if Obama has time to go on Letterman why can't he have time to
debate Clinton?? He isn't man enough to take on Hillary.

jsmedia said:
Yeah "Obama and Donald Young" good call - why don't you also ask Hillary about the Vince Foster murder. I suppose the next claim will be that Obama was involved in the Hindenburg tragedy, that he knew Sacco and Vanzetti, and he has been suspiciously quite about where Jimmy Hoffa is, too.

mntnguy said:
Everyone! Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!! I can not believe this is being hidden so well by the media and Clinton supporters claim she has a chance of winning once she is convicted in this case that she is apparently guilty of along with Gov Ed Randell and Former Pres Clinton. This will all be over soon! I know the superdelegates are watching this!

Go Obama 08 Yes We Can!!!!

P.S. If you want to see a video of one of Clinton's top aide in her campaign office called the people of Indiana SHI_! Then check out the video that is what her people really think snakes all of them liers and snakes!!

I'm so sick of this shit. How 'bout a truce? Us Obama backers shall cease the get out of the campaign, Hillary! rhetoric, and Hillary supporters can quit defending her attempts of scarring the shit out of white voters to side with Hillary! Sound fair?

- Why do I keep getting these MySpace invites of women trying to plug themselves for Yes, i'm 18; yes, I do get depressed about being single and wondering if i'll fall madly in love, but i'm not desperate to start searching for a fuck buddy, OK? There's a reason why I watch porn, I don't need a pity fuck.

- Why must Miley Cyrus act like she's so shocked about those risque photos she took? The new celebrity scandal of the week is Hanna Montanan going nude for Vanity Fair Magazine....sort of. Well, she was showing her back in a very proactive way, and now she's trying her damned hardest to do damage control.

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed...I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

Can anyone say, bullshit? Please, Miley, you're not embarrassed, and you're sure as heck not sorry, becasue if you were, you wouldn't have taken the damn pictures to begin with.