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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"Yes, I Am Actually Calling Them Racist"

As usual, I couldn't have said it better myself . . . Molly Ivins:
Last week, Bush visited Yuma, Ariz., to tour a portion of the U.S.-Mexico
border by Border Patrol buggy. Maybe he was doing a little measuring for the
$3.2-million-a-mile fence the Senate recently approved, which I guarantee will
be really helpful. . . as Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano observes, “Show me
a 50-foot wall, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

Meanwhile, Republicans in the Senate have constructively declared English
the national language. That’ll fix everything. Yes sir, you want a solution,
call a Republican.

By all means, reform immigration with this deep obeisance to the Republican
right-wing nut faction and their open contempt for “foreigners.” But do not
pretend for one minute that it is not a craven political bow to racism, yes,
racism—I am actually calling them racists, although they pretend it hurts their
feelings. Try reading their websites and see for yourself.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Da Vinci Code biggest opening weekend of the year

$77 MILLION. Nice for them. I'm glad to see that yet again a critical drubbing doesn't keep the fans away. Personally, I have absolutely no interest in the movie, especially after critics said it was both long and dull. And my friend Kevin, who bought his ticket Wednesday for Friday night, was mightily disappointed (he thought Tom Hanks was miscast and he didn't understand why they changed the ending). Still, I'm glad the movie raked it in. They deserve it for trying. And they kicked Mi3's ass, which is a bonus, since even my husband, who loves action movies, said it was largely lacking a plot. Excuse my schadenfreude, but it's hard not to be pleased that the brainy flick beat out the adreneline movie.


Monday, May 08, 2006

Hayden's time?

I'm a bit creeped out by Bush's suggested replacement for Porter Goss (the most theatrical name of all the current administration officials), General Hayden.

I heard an analyst on NPR talking about how a military general has never been the head of the *civilian* intelligence agency. If I was more of a conspiracy theorist, I'd be completely freaked out by this development! Instead, I think it just shows, yet again, that Bush thinks he can do anything he wants and the regular rules don't apply to him.

The NPR analyst also said that it seems a poor choice for another, more important, reason -- that the real intelligence need right now is human intelligence and that's what the military is least adept at getting. Though, of course, it's looking like he'll easily win confirmation by the Prez' lapdog Senate.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More movie outrage

I'm boycotting the forth-coming Lindsey Lohan vehicle, Just My Luck, after reading the following in Entertainment Weekly: it was originally written for an "older professional" but was changed to a "lighter, younger-skewing" tone for Lohan (who's 19!) It's not enough that there's no scripts for women over 25, but they have to take the ones that exist and rework them. Like Ms Lohan would have nothing to do without this script! What a greedy b****!