Jan 21st 2009 2:13PM I waiting for the first modern President who doesn't use a Bible to swear that he will faithfully uphold the Constitution. Every modern President has had his fingers crossed when he took the oath anyway, so what's the big deal?
And by the way, the article intimates that Chris Wallace was joking. What made you draw that conclusion, other that what he was proposing was laughable on its face? He certainly gave no indication that he was anything but serious, and, as usual, misinformed due to lack of research. A hallmark Fox News report. Editorializing then naming it fast (whoosh) breaking news.
Jul 23rd 2008 3:08PM There are three basic things you can do when faced with a pregnancy: You can raise the child, you can have someone else raise it or you can have an abortion. The person best qualified to make this decision is the mother. Not the father, not the state, and certainly not right-to-lifers. Orphanages are full of their empty, unwanted promises. Yet they continue with their misdirected passion. Yeats was talking about just such people in his poem, "The Second Coming."
Mar 5th 2008 2:11PM Since most voters belong to the order Homo stultus, who cares? What makes anybody think that the voters who elected George Bush TWICE, the second time by a bigger margin will do any better this time? All you carpenters, bricklayers, plumbers, etc. who thought Bush was so great, hang on for dear life, your jobs are disappearing. I'd say that was a trifle more important than invading Iraq. Oh well, you could always join Blackwater.
Feb 22nd 2008 9:44AM Marggus' comment is very typical of those of the "Orthodox" persuasion...long on invective and pitifully short on facts. It is obvious, even to someone lacking expertise in handwriting analysis, that whomever signed this was functionally illiterate. The other five signatures are worse. This is the best one. Most of the others are incomplete scribbles and hardly proof of authorship.
Oct 5th 2007 9:26PM The wheel of idiocy? Isn't that idiosyncratic to the entire human race, except perhaps for actual idiots in the medical sense and maybe mutes as well? That leaves about six billion of us on it, spinning ad infinitum, correct? You included. Is your point that we should let Russssssssssh's primitive attacks go unanswered? Not a good plan. OUTRAGE, that's the solution. As in, I am obviously wrong, so I am OUTRAGED! Also, it would be helpful if this brave American would stand up for what he believes in and have those soldiers on that he slandered for a rebuttal, but he seems to be both a coward and a bully, so I won't hold my breath. Doing that would make me fall off my perch on the wheel of idiocy, and frankly, I'm enjoying the show right now.
Aug 10th 2007 10:23PM Tumbling Dice or Casino Boogie by the Stones. They write all the good songs.
Jun 18th 2007 11:15PM What the Stones do seems simple, but when you get down to it, genius always seems simple, it's the idea that everyone knows they could have easily thought of. One really good example is their much-malingned release off their latest album, "Bigger Bang", Rough Justice. Not that good say reviewers, not that popular say record buyers, bleeped at the Super Bowl, yet I saw two uses of the term Rough Justice in magazines in the past two months, one a reference to Iraq in Time and the other escapes me just now. The number of phrases they have brought into the lexicon is prodigious to say the least, from I can't get no satisfaction, to you can't always get what you want to 19th nervous breakdown to get off my cloud to you'll never make a saint of me to out of control to shattered to brown sugar to some girls to honkey tonk woman (every country singer in the universe wishes they would have thought of that one) to gimmie shelter to miss you to under my thumb, well you get the point. No one has written more good music than the Stones, and that includes Beethoven!
May 11th 2007 10:32AM Steve Miller Band and they've got lots of them (they're still a good band): "Abracadabra, I wanna reach out and grab ya."
Dec 27th 2006 8:55AM I think the movie I was most looking forward to seeing and was the most disappointed in had to be "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Apoctolypto-like shamans pulling glowing Xmas ornaments out of chests of living, breathing humans while Steven's girlfriend (don't put your girlfriend in the movie, are you listening Clint Eastwood, et. al.?) screams incessantly at approximately 125 decibles, followed by a Disneyesque park ride into God knows where. Thankfully my brain has stored the events of that awful two hours in a place only the most talented psychologist could root out, and I am old enough and wise enough not to delve into the past. My personal theory is that they weren't through with the wrap party from the first movie when they created this "middle child."
This list contains many bad movies, but no foreign ones? As for underrated, I would have to select "Little Big Man", whose best line, as Jack is being tarred and feathered is, "Life involves a particle of risk." Truly the understatement of all existance if you are living life properly.