Not a gosh - darned thing floated my boat for "this day in history," so, I'm morphing into Siskel & Ebert mode & briefly reviewing the movies I've seen over the last couple of days. I watched Religulous, Where in the World is OBL?, Righteous Kill, Rachel Getting Married, & Milk.
Bill Maher's Religulous was very thought - provoking but not quite as funny as I was expecting or hoping. It absolutely had it's moments, and you get to see Bill kicked out of some of the finest "Christian" institutions on the planet. However, I was hoping for a bit more humor.
Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is OBL? was GREAT! You will learn so much about the history & contemporary life in the part of the world where so much American blood & treasure is being put in harm's way. And, quite a bit of it is funnier than hell! Morgan & his crew nearly cause a riot someplace in Israel, but after watching this, you will see OBL & the past 8 years or so in a whole new light. It will soon be part of the CityLightsLover video library!
I LOVED Rachel Getting Married! The Anne Hathaway in THIS movie IS NOT the Disney princess chick. I can absolutely see why she got a Best Actress nod for this movie. It's very bittersweet & will also soon be a part of the CityLightsLover video library.
And, last but not least, I finally watched Milk. It was wonderful, Sean Penn sounded EXACTLY like Harvey Milk, Josh Brolin looked EXACTLY like Dan White, some dramatic licences were taken for the movie - not many, though, there was only 1 factual visual screw - up, but I will not be owning the movie. It was emotionally too much for me. I've seen the site of Castro Camera, I've spent lots of time in the Castro district, I've talked to people who knew Harvey Milk, etc. When the scene began where Dan White resigned from as city supervisor, and I knew what was coming, I immediately began sobbing - shoulder shaking, tears running down my face, couldn't breathe sobbing for the rest of the movie & for about 45 minutes after the movie was over.
Here endeth the movie reviews...let's Countdown.
#5 "Economic Hyprocri$y" AKA "Sanford and Stun" AKA "Palmetto State of Mind" AKA "Cautious Optimism" - Unemployment in South Carolina is 10.4%, and Mark Sanford either won’t take stimulus coin or will try to cherry pick stimulus coin?! Classy! Yep, Keith, Governor Sanford is the South Carolina "super genius" along with said Wile E. Coyote & this "lady."
Banks are reporting profits, and Citi group may not need any more stimulus coin. The stock market went up again, too! Other GOP Governors are trying the ala carte approach to the stimulus coin. I thought Senator Schumer said they couldn’t pick and choose their stimulus coin! The GOP Finance Committee Chairman, Hugh Leatherman, is trying to nip Governor Sanford’s plan in the bud; good for him! Mr. Leatherman must not have the Boss Limbaugh electrode in his noggin! ;D Rep. James Clyburn inserted a clause that state legislators could override a – hole Governors trying to ala carte the stimulus coin. Gov. Sanford wants to use stimulus coin to pay down South Carolina’s deficit. Gov. Sanford compared President Obama to Robert Mugabe?! Once again...CLASSY! MY RICHARD WOLFFE!! Once again, the operative word here is "MY"! ;D Yea, I hope the residents of the states these GOP a – hole Governors run remember their shtick when it comes time to re – elect these "people." Where is Grandma Gov. TurkeyLover in accepting stimulus coin?
#4 "Circular Firing Squad" AKA "Steele & a Hard Place" AKA "G.O.Predicament" - It make take a 2/3 vote to trebuchet Mr. Steele from the RNC Chairmanship. Gov. Huckabee is sure shooting his pie hole off about this saga a lot! The current state of the GOP sure as $hit ain’t showing a "united front" as long as they keep quivering in the shadow of Boss Limbaugh! Wow, according to Chris Cillizza, the "base" of the GOP aren’t willing to compromise on "social issues" like abortion, gay marriage, etc. If the economy keeps spinning down the terlet, said GOP better get used to being a minority party for a long damn time because the POTUS election seemed to prove, in part, that people vote from their wallets – not on abortion or gay marriage or any other "social issues" that the "base" of the GOP hold so damn dear.
** L. Ron Hubbard was born on this date?! This must be a national holiday for Scientologists! There was a kitty in a couch people brought from a thrift store. AAAAaaaWWWWwwww! Monkeys are flossing their teeth with human hair in Thailand; hell, they probably floss more often than most people I know. **
StillBUSHED! "Cops and Robbers – Gate" Did y’all see Jon Stewart’s "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" he did with Hitler & Madoff?! Too...damn...funny... "At Least He Kept Us Safe – Gate" You can still get fake IDs, passports, birth certificates, etc. – just like the 9/11 hijackers did. "Everyone Thought Iraq Had WMD – Gate" British intelligence was not convinced AT ALL that Iraq had WMDs, nuclear capabilities, etc.
#3 "Freedumb Institute" AKA "Bush Men on Campus" - There’s going to be a "freedom institute" at GWB’s library. OK, whoever agrees to serve in this institution should be institutionalized! GWB won’t want no stinkin’ facts in his institute or his library. Karen Hughes is going to be the head chef in the GWB library attempt to cook the history books.
WPITW – Golly, we’re going to start getting a worst of the week?! Kewl! The Mannity enjoys snuff films, I bet. Michele Bachmann doesn’t take earmarks except when she did. Citizens of MN in her district, for the love of all that’s holy, VOTE HER SORRY A$$ OUT IN 2 YEARS! Glenn Beck defended the shooter in Alabama.
#1 "Worst Person in the World of the Week" - We get a best of the worst, or is that a worst of the worst?! Kewl! Whoever came up with this idea should get a raise. Oh Keith, you just had to give this first worst of the worst to Bill – O?! C’Mon!! He’s not going to get it every week, is he?! Please say he ain’t gettin’ this award every week. I did like the graphic, though! Do the "honorees" get a flaming bag of dog logs on their doorstep? That’s the LEAST they should get!