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masterofsparks

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« Reply #1080 on: November 06, 2008, 07:53:20 PM »
The book(s) about the McCain/Palin campaign will be absolutely spectacular. It'll be like the last couple chapters of every "massive success followed by hubris" biography, only it'll be 500 pages of "here's where it went wrong" instead of the last 80. Like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls if it was entirely about 'The Last Movie' and 'Sorceror'.

I want to read this book about McCain. Who's gonna write it?
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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« Reply #1081 on: November 06, 2008, 08:13:10 PM »


I'm totally in agreement that Prop 8 is basically "Prop Hate".  I'm not trying to defend it.  And I certainly don't want to defend anyone who initiated it, but in the same way that we continue to consider ourselves americans and participate in elections even after the u.s. government has been historically, and recently, proven to be behind and/or cool with slavery, torture, imperialism, genocide, etc., we still call ourselves americans and don't equate people like ourselves with people that are ignorant, or who advocate for "nuke 'em all, let god sort 'em out" bullshit.  Why we would hold our own selves to this standard in our relationship to our belief in the Democratic system ad the United States government, but then lump all Catholics or Mormons into one lumpen mass and assume they all share the same views as what are in fact their most marginal or extreme members is beyond me.  There's a total double standard at work here and it's irritating.  Stop trying to scapegoat "The Religious".  The majority voted yes on this proposition, so the majority are against gay marriage, and if the majority of californians are crazy, frothing LDS and Catholic child rapists, then I'll retract my entire argument. Maybe the institution of marriage itself needs to be re-thought.  Something that people associate with ceremonies at churches, synagogues, etc. is always going to summon up the least progressive reactions from people. 

I'm sorry if I'm pissing people off. 


Gobama!!


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1082 on: November 06, 2008, 08:21:45 PM »
"Son, there's a thin line between crazed and rabid"


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1083 on: November 06, 2008, 08:47:42 PM »
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And interviewing a hologram? How cool was that? As the great Canadian director Guy Maddin just e-mailed me: "Even Will.I.Am appeared confused tonight when Anderson told him he was a hologram. It's only going to get better with future elections -- the best reason reason to live to 106!"

I love the fact that Ebert and Maddin were just as excited about the holograms as the rest of the nation.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/11/okay_okay_already_i_wont_watch.html#more

It's neither humorless or political, but who'dathought that Ebert would make such a hilarious blogger? His piece on rice cookers had me laughing out loud. For example:

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The eternal dilemma: Which rice? Minute Rice cooks fine in the Pot, if you will but follow the exact instructions on the box. Later, I will instruct you not to read instructions. That's further down. For now, read the Minute Rice box! It is called Minute Rice for a reason. If you let it Cook or Warm for half an hour, you are going to be poking around your Pot looking for your rice. Minute Rice is for when you're in a big hurry and nutrition be damned. Minute Rice has been painstakingly deprived of its vitamins and things, which are fed to boars and captive chickens. Use real rice. Brown rice is good for you. Basmati is nice. Don't overlook other grains and pastas. [Note: Someone wrote in saying oh, oh, I can't eat this or that kind of rice! I'm allergic! Then don't eat it. Do you think I want to give you the hives?]

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1084 on: November 06, 2008, 09:04:26 PM »
I'm proud of North Carolina. Indiana too. Maybe we can even invite Indiana back into the Midwest again.  :)

Yeah man, we turned Indiana blue.

Big respect to Fla, NC and Ohio, too.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1085 on: November 10, 2008, 11:24:49 AM »
John Cusack is moved to verse by Obama's victory:

More powerful than was imaginable,
We are almost in a state of collective shock/awe.
The promise -- Antigone before the king comes to mind -- wonderfully hard to process.
He looked as a man with providence; the opposite mirror of Bush.
There was humility inside it.
He was even careful not to get too frenzied -- gave a soft landing.
Sober, reflective, determined... emotional beyond words.
The world looked to America... we showed our best.
For one night at least, the world was sane.
The planet sighs in relief and deserves a righteous party.
We have beaten back the worst in ourselves, the old and inevitable forces of cynicism and greed.
No more patriotic primates to rule the roost.
Real change will take sacrifice, vigilance and will.
The bailout of Wall Street, the wars and the final gorge of the right wing must be stopped now, a return to Keynesian balance.
Bottom up instead of top down.
The gold standard that every human has value -- be awarded respect, dignity and opportunity --
The currency of grace.
A wave of renewal and possibility.
And now the real work begins.

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« Reply #1086 on: November 10, 2008, 11:48:32 AM »
I didn't realize the bailout of wall street was strictly a right wing thing.
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

Chris L

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1087 on: November 10, 2008, 11:55:17 AM »
John Cusack is moved to verse by Obama's victory:

More powerful than was imaginable,
We are almost in a state of collective shock/awe.
The promise -- Antigone before the king comes to mind -- wonderfully hard to process.
He looked as a man with providence; the opposite mirror of Bush.
There was humility inside it.
He was even careful not to get too frenzied -- gave a soft landing.
Sober, reflective, determined... emotional beyond words.
The world looked to America... we showed our best.
For one night at least, the world was sane.
The planet sighs in relief and deserves a righteous party.
We have beaten back the worst in ourselves, the old and inevitable forces of cynicism and greed.
No more patriotic primates to rule the roost.
Real change will take sacrifice, vigilance and will.
The bailout of Wall Street, the wars and the final gorge of the right wing must be stopped now, a return to Keynesian balance.
Bottom up instead of top down.
The gold standard that every human has value -- be awarded respect, dignity and opportunity --
The currency of grace.
A wave of renewal and possibility.
And now the real work begins.


Whoever has me as their secret santa this year is getting this on a plaque. 

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1088 on: November 10, 2008, 11:56:24 AM »
Are we doing Secret Santa this year?
from the land of pleasant living

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1089 on: November 10, 2008, 11:56:50 AM »
I didn't realize the bailout of wall street was strictly a right wing thing.

I don't think he said it was.

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« Reply #1090 on: November 10, 2008, 12:04:12 PM »
he implied it if he didn't come right out and say it.
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

todd

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1091 on: November 10, 2008, 12:08:03 PM »
he implied it if he didn't come right out and say it.

if you can decipher the subtext of this poetic disaster, you're a far better reader than I

Chris L

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1092 on: November 10, 2008, 12:14:43 PM »
if you can decipher the subtext of this poetic disaster, you're a far better reader than I

You poetic primate.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1093 on: November 10, 2008, 01:00:46 PM »
he implied it if he didn't come right out and say it.

He also doesn't appear to understand what "Keynesian" means.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1094 on: November 10, 2008, 01:16:19 PM »
Are we doing Secret Santa this year?

I sure hope so. I'm in this year, that should get people all excited and shit.