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Posted Monday, August 28, 2006 11:00pm

As Rome Burns

Nero fiddles while Rome burns

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.

Hurricane Ernesto is heading towards Florida right now. Guess what old Dubya's doing. Yup, taking another vacation.

Associated Press:

"...with Bush's 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 shit up.

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Posted Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:30pm

Some Campaign Advice

Dummy

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 Americans."

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 created.

The Democrats need to remind them of this, along with IRAQ.

IRAQ.
IRAQ.
IRAQ.

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 end?"

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.


Want to know what right-wingers see when they read the New York Times? Click here and find out.

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Posted Monday, August 21, 2006 11:30pm

Es Nice!

Es nice!

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 my portfolio 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 it off.

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....

 

High as a kite?Hottie McHothot
Grindhouse
Grinders
Raimi & Grace
Parker!Dunst
He was on wings!Snap!

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