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« Reply #1095 on: November 10, 2008, 09:16:51 PM »
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. 

Haha.

I wonder if his poetry is like his acting, like he used to write good poems in the 1980s and 90s and just suddenly and mysteriously got awful.
Oh, good heavens. I didn’t realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the O’Connor family.

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« Reply #1096 on: November 10, 2008, 10:58:35 PM »
Old Crazy Eyes (Mike Huckabee) shows a bit of class -

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,449425,00.html

Or maybe like so many other right-wing pundits he's distancing himself from Bush in spastic fashion and supporting the Smart Multiracial President, lest he get caught on the wrong side of history.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1097 on: November 11, 2008, 01:36:28 AM »

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« Reply #1099 on: November 11, 2008, 02:13:04 AM »


Now we just have to tell them to stop smoking weed for a couple hours and/or log out of World of Warcraft for an hour once a year and get off their apathetic butts and vote.   :D

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1100 on: November 11, 2008, 08:43:01 AM »
WTF Oklahoma?

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« Reply #1101 on: November 11, 2008, 09:48:58 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRLwV2xafpk

Has anyone seen this movie? Could it possibly be as awesome as it looks?

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« Reply #1102 on: November 11, 2008, 12:10:01 PM »
Of course I've seen it.  More than once.  It's very silly--indeed, was so when it came out--and entertaining.  I'd like to see it again. 

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« Reply #1103 on: November 11, 2008, 12:30:44 PM »
WTF Oklahoma?

I think the OKC Bombing left them paranoid about... everything??

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« Reply #1104 on: November 11, 2008, 12:36:45 PM »
A seventy-five-year-old friend of mine who was born in Oklahoma and keeps in touch with friends and family there assures me that it was and continues to be one of the most racist states in which he's ever lived--and he's lived in many.

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« Reply #1105 on: November 11, 2008, 12:47:44 PM »
A seventy-five-year-old friend of mine who was born in Oklahoma and keeps in touch with friends and family there assures me that it was and continues to be one of the most racist states in which he's ever lived--and he's lived in many.
all that means is that your friend's family and friends are racists.   
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« Reply #1106 on: November 11, 2008, 12:55:25 PM »
No, it also means that he found the town where he grew up in the thirties and forties to be generally racist and further found Oklahoma City to be the same when he worked there in the seventies.  Don't be so damn touchy, Andy.  (Or perhaps I'm being touchy, in which case, apologies.)

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« Reply #1107 on: November 11, 2008, 02:24:37 PM »
No, it also means that he found the town where he grew up in the thirties and forties to be generally racist and further found Oklahoma City to be the same when he worked there in the seventies.  Don't be so damn touchy, Andy.  (Or perhaps I'm being touchy, in which case, apologies.)

Racist or not, they vote like shit and are thus DEAD TO ME. Join 51% of Missouri in my hate pit, Okie scum!

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« Reply #1108 on: November 11, 2008, 02:37:59 PM »
Wild In The Streets is kinda great but also extremely poorly acted.  That trailer pretty much sums up the whole thing.  It has also inspired people like conceptual artist Dan Graham, who made a puppet show musical version of it in collaboration with Tony Oursler, Paul McCarthy, Rodney Graham, Japanther, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore.  Also, Ian Svenonius covered a song from it in the David Candy album.  Highly reccomended viewing.  Definitely over the top.

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« Reply #1109 on: November 11, 2008, 04:26:42 PM »
"Fifteen or fight!"