Monday, August 28, 2006 11:00pm
Katrina struck a year
ago today. Remember what George W.
Bush was doing? He was taking a vacation,
even after being told point blank that
the levees might break.
is heading towards Florida right now.
Guess what old Dubya's doing. Yup,
taking another vacation.
image as a leader still tarnished
by the halting federal response to
Katrina, the president wants to make
clear that he has been fully engaged
in planning for Ernesto as he vacationed
over the weekend at his family's
summer home on the Maine coast."
You cannot make this
Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:30pm
Lest the voters forget,
here's something to hammer home as
much as possible before the Fall elections:
BUSH STILL WANTS TO
DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY.
He said as much at
his last press conference:
"Now is the
time to move; now is the time to
do our duty. I'm going to continue
to work with the Congress and call
on the Congress to work with the
administration to reform [Social
Security and Medicare] so we can
ensure a secure retirement for all
In his mind, "reform" is
the same thing as dismantling. he can
try to put a fancy wrapping on his
plan... private accounts, personal
accounts, investment accounts, whatever.
But the bottom line is that he no longer
wants a program called Social Security
to exist. Period.
A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS
AND SENATE WOULD SPELL THE END OF THE
SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM.
Even the right-wing
nutjobs can't argue with this. That's
what he wants; that's what the GOP
wants: the dismatling of the greatest
social program the country has ever
The Democrats need
to remind them of this, along with
No exit strategy,
no timetable. We don't have to make
anything up... Bush has said this: "no
timetable." There's nothing to
debate here. Even if you agree with
the war, I'm guessing you'd like to
have a schedule for the war to end. "Hey...
um... fellas... not to bug you, but,
uh, when is this war, like, going to
Democracy in Iraq?
Even the generals have given up on
a democratic Iraq. They've resigned
themselves that this is going to be
a long, drawn-out civil war.
REPUBLICANS WANT TO
DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY AND THEY HAVE
TOTALLY SCREWED THE POOCH IN IRAQ.
Share it brothers.
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right-wingers see when they read the
New York Times? Click
here and find out.
Monday, August 21, 2006 11:30pm
A thousand apologies
for the lack of updates. God, has it
really been a month? What can I say...
work's been Hell.
Spent a week in Vancouver
shooting some new Moviefone spots with Aaron
Ruell, a.k.a. Kip Dynamite. Aaron
looks nothing like Kip, and in fact,
looks more like Spike Jonze. I'll update
site with links to the
spots when they're done. We're in
post now and should be finished in
a week or so.
Before that, I took
a few days off for my annual sojourn
to the San Diego Comic-Con. I used
to go to check out the original art,
and while I did snag a few cool things,
they were set up prior to my arrival
in San Diego.
Now the Con is all
about the movie panels. Now some comic
fans may think that's sacrilege, I
get a kick out of Hollywood grovelling
at the feet of geeks.
The Spider-man 3 team
showed up in full-force on Saturday:
Sam Raimi, Tobey McGuire, Kirsten Dunst,
Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace and
Bryce Dallas Howard.
Mark Steven Johnson
was pushing Ghost Rider with his stars
Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. I think
Cage was high on something; either
that or he's perpetually goofy.
Also saw Quentin Tarantino
and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse panel.
They brought along the lovely, almost
entirely female cast.
Zach Snyder is bringing
Frank Miller's 300 to life in the Spring.
He brought an R-rated trailer that
looked amazing. He's really pulled
Best movie promo was
hand's down Sasha Baron Cohen's Borat
panel on Friday. He showed two clips,
each about five minutes and it had
the place in tears. This thing is going
to kick your ass so hard that you'll
have to change your tightie-whities.
I skipped the Snakes
on a Plane presentation. judging by
the weekend box office, I didn't miss
much. So much for internet hype.
I hope to update
again soon. In the meantime, here's
some shots from the Con....