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- February 29
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Star Trek Into Spoilers
May 18, 2013 04:18PM
- This ‘scandal,’ too, shall
May 15, 2013 02:27PM
- ‘IRSgate’ is just yet
May 12, 2013 05:01PM
- Why ‘Benghazigate’ never
will catch fire
May 08, 2013 04:44PM
- ‘W’ still is for
April 25, 2013 01:23PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “P.S. I found James
Cameron's "Avatar," with all
of its flaws,
May 19, 2013 02:54PM
- “True, J.J. Abrams
himself has been quoted as
having said that
May 19, 2013 02:47PM
- “Meh. Just glad to see
you back, and to see that
May 12, 2013 05:18PM
- “No, he hasn't come back.
Apparently it was just a
quick and dirty
May 09, 2013 11:19PM
- “P.P.S. The "filmmaker"
you referred to, a criminal
May 09, 2013 10:31AM
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Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) interrogate the Osama-bin-Laden-like antagonist (Benedict Cumberbatch) of “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
I wanted to like “Star Trek Into Darkness” much more than I actually did. I even saw it in 3D at my… Read full post »
To me, perhaps the worst of the “trifecta” of scandals/“scandals” currently supposedly plaguing the Obama administration is the latest one, the Associated Press phone records scandal, but even that is an imperfect scandal/“scandal” at best.
First of all, of course,… Read full post »
“Benghazigate” is on life support, so, thankfully for the Repugnican Tea Party traitors who can’t win presidential elections anymore, there’s a new “scandal.” Reports the Associated Press today:
Washington — Republicans said [today] that the Internal Rev… Read full post »
The two George Bushes yuk it up at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which contains a library and a museum, in Dallas today.
It’s interesting that we supposedly now are “re-evaluating” the unelected reign of George W. Bush in the White H… Read full post »
No doubt, justice needs to be done in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Branding and then handling 19-year-old American citizen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an “enemy combatant,” however, would not serve justice. Quite the opposite.
It is the idea of the Gang of the T… Read full post »
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Brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, right, have been identified by law-enforcement authorities as the probable perpetrators of Monday’s twin bomb blasts during the Boston Marathon that killed three and maimed many o… Read full post »
We didn’t have just a bombing in Boston yesterday, did we? We had a national Rorschach test, didn’t we? We have seen what we have been predisposed to see, haven’t we?
Posted Monday, April 15, 2013
Maybe. Maybe not.
But I can’t see “Islamofascists” ha… Read full post »
Nicolas Maduro, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, celebrates his victory in Venezuela’s presidential election yesterday. The sore losers on the right are trying to cripple Maduro right out of the gate by casting unsubstantiated charge… Read full post »
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has aligned himself with the Repugnican Party, the “tea party” and the libertarians, filibustered on the topic of the use of killer drones from yesterday afternoon until early this morning. Unfortunately, Paul’s con… Read full post »
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who democratically was elected as his nation’s leader four times in a row, died today of cancer at age 58. (He is pictured above in February 2012.) I fell in love with Chavez some years ago after I watched the excellent documentary “… Read full post »
The Repugnican Tea Party traitors should consider hiring Mr. Peabody as a consultant, and they’ll need to go back to even before 1900…
So the Repugnican Tea Party traitors’ talking point now is that in order to win over voters from now on, they have to communicate better.
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The vast majority of those who claim that crypto-fascist presidential wannabe Marco Rubio didn’t get enough attention to the content of his recent speech on live national television probably haven’t actually listened to or read his entire speech (which you c… Read full post »
Hopefully the Bad-and-Scary Santa Pope (pictured above) will be replaced with a Cute-and-Cuddly Santa Pope who is not European. In the meantime, I take Pope Palpatine’s rare resignation — the first resignation of a pope in about 600 years — as a great fucking birthday gift.… Read full post »
Widespread talk of how the Repugnican Tea Party was going to “reform” itself after two national rejections in a row has been a fucking joke. We have our answer already: Of course the traitors have no interest whatsofuckingever in changing their ways.
Now, the Repugnican Tea Part… Read full post »
I don’t want a gun. I don’t like guns.
But I’m OK with you having a gun — within reason.
When the Second Amendment was crafted and ratified way the fuck back in 1791, we didn’t have the assault weapons, these weapons of mass destruction, that we have today. There weren&r… Read full post »
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Actress Jodie Foster kind of officially, publicly came out of the closet the other night when she accepted an award at the Golden Globe Awards. Thankfully, the 50-year-old Foster’s apparent shame over her sexual orientation is rarer in our youthful non-hetero… Read full post »
Then-U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel yuk it up in Amman, Jordan, in July 2008. Obama is expected to nominate the Repugnican former senator as his secretary of defense any day now, because “bipartisanship,” you see, means that a so-called Democrat does things… Read full post »
TIME magazine’s having made Barack Obama its “Person of the Year” yet again (it first gave Obama that designation for 2008) reminds me of the ludicrously premature awarding of the Nobel Peace Price to President Hopey-Changey-Droney for 2009.
Not that TIME routinely… Read full post »
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Sore loser Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCainosaurus, flanked by closet case South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and by New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte as apparent window dressing in order to deflect charges of misogyny, claimed today that they are “more troub… Read full post »
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln talks strategy in regards to passing the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in Steven Spielberg’s fairly wonky and occasionally sappy but worthwhile “Lincoln.”
Steven Spielberg’s grand, sweeping, gimme-some-Osc… Read full post »
The presidential election post-mortems are slicing and dicing what went wrong for Mittens Romney when the No. 1 reason is glaringly apparent: Mittens Romney.
There were, admittedly, a slew of things that went against Mittens: His Mormonism and his resultant weirdness. His stunning detachment from the… Read full post »
Some interesting news articles today.
There’s this one from Reuters:
Phoenix – An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police s… Read full post »
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