Alex Jones Takes Over ‘The View’

By |February 28th, 2011|

When your guest cites Col. Kurtz from "Apocalypse Now" you know it's about to hit the fan. It was meant as a segment to have the "radio talk show host" who had interviewed Charlie Sheen on "The View" to tell the story. What happened was quite different. A filibuster started the unraveling. There's more at [...]

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Olbermann Slaps Sulzberger Around

By |February 28th, 2011|

When I read the New York Times story last week about union bonds fraying, starting with the headline, it felt like one of those Politico stories with the set up in front. Keith Olbermann lays out the Times for it today. Few news stories better spoke to the destruction of union solidarity and the realization [...]

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Tina Brown Hires Sullivan

By |February 28th, 2011|

The Ann Coulter of blogging has a new job. Given how Ms. Brown detests Sarah Palin this hire makes perfect sense. There's no way Brown and the Daily Beast would care about Sullivan's pathological hatred of Sarah Palin or his fictional tales of fake pregnancy. His countless hit pieces on Palin fit Brown's editorial policy [...]

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Let Republicans Lead, Economy Will Get Worse

By |February 28th, 2011|

Yet, that seems to be the Democratic plan. The only sound idea is coming from Lawrence O'Donnell. From "Meet the Press" yesterday: MR. O'DONNELL: They are. It looks like they're going to avoid this Friday's possible shutdown and, and have a two week extension. They seem to have agreed on that by John Boehner basically [...]

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The Movies and Wisconsin are Union Stories

By |February 28th, 2011|

When Wally Pfister, winner for cinematography for "Inception," thanked his "fantastic union crew!" it was a moment of solidarity last night at the Oscars. Unions got applause elsewhere when mentioned as well. Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin a small and important emotional victory: In a victory "“ at least a symbolic one "“ for Wisconsin's public [...]

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Kathryn Lopez Thinks You’re a Stupid Slut

By |February 27th, 2011|

**bumped** We've come to expect less for and from ourselves, and for and from one another. In part, it's the fruit of the contraceptive pill. New York magazine recently observed in a cover feature: "The pill is so ingrained in our culture today that girls go on it in college, even high school, and stay [...]

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Oscar Liveblog Party 2011!

By |February 27th, 2011|

Oscar Liveblog: KEEP HITTING REFRESH.. 7:10 pm CST: As we watch the red carpet and get ready for the ceremony here are some of my thoughts on Oscar tonight. Agree? Disagree? Montage of great Oscar moments! […]

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Progressive Notes: Rally to Save the American Dream Draws Tens of Thousands

By |February 26th, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. What began two weeks ago as a Republican measure in one small U.S. state has turned into what could be the biggest challenge to union power since then President Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers nearly 30 years ago. - Reuters Progressive Caucus Shows Solidarity [...]

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Queer Talk: “LGBT rights are workers’ rights”

By |February 26th, 2011|

That we need a "Rally to Save the American Dream," occurring in every state today, tells us something significant about how the "dreams" of millions are in jeopardy, already gone, or, in truth, were never a possibility. Among the coalition of organizations involved in today's 50 state rally are The Lesbian and Gay Task Force, [...]

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Top Best Pictures of All Time?!

By |February 25th, 2011|

Sunday is Oscar night and we got a live blog Oscar party right here! Im a mega film buff so this will be fun. Lets take a quick tour down memory of some of the Academy's best picture winners which I think are the most memorable films ever made. Agree? Gone with the Wind 1939: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ftIzRAgAk&feature=player_embedded Casablanca 1942: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJvlGh_FgcI All about Eve 1950: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3IONdE15vQ On the Waterfront 1954: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUSq6ubk8iY Ben Hur 1959: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlzfqVtmxVA&feature=player_detailpage Lawrence of Arabia 1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQA_ldX0VI0 Well here is the full list of best pics. Which are your favorites? In bold are mine: 2009 - “The Hurt Locker” 2008 - “Slumdog Millionaire” 2007 - “No Country for Old Men” 2006 - “The Departed” 2005 - “Crash” 2004 - “Million Dollar Baby” 2003 - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” 2002 - “Chicago” 2001 - “A Beautiful Mind” 2000 - “Gladiator” 1999 - “American Beauty” 1998 - “Shakespeare in Love” 1997 - “Titanic” 1996 - “The English Patient” 1995 - “Braveheart” 1994 - “Forrest Gump” 1993 - “Schindler’s List” 1992 - “Unforgiven” 1991 - “The Silence of the Lambs” 1990 - “Dances with Wolves” 1989 - “Driving Miss Daisy” 1988 - “Rain Man” 1987 - “The Last Emperor” 1986 - “Platoon” 1985 - “Out of Africa” 1984 - “Amadeus” 1983 - “Terms of Endearment” 1982 - “Gandhi” 1981 - “Chariots of Fire” 1980 - “Ordinary People” 1979 - “Kramer vs. Kramer” 1978 - “The Deer Hunter” 1977 - “Annie Hall” 1976 - “Rocky” 1975 - “One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest” 1974 - “The Godfather Part II” 1973 - “The Sting” 1972 - “The Godfather” 1971 - “The French Connection” 1970 - “Patton” 1969 - “Midnight Cowboy” 1968 - “Oliver!” 1967 - “In the Heat of the Night” 1966 - “A Man for All Seasons” 1965 - “The Sound of Music” 1964 - “My Fair Lady” 1963 - “Tom Jones” 1962 - “Lawrence of Arabia” 1961 - “West Side Story” 1960 - “The Apartment” 1959 - “Ben-Hur” 1958 - “Gigi” 1957 - “The Bridge on the River Kwai” 1956 - “Around the World in 80 Days” 1955 - “Marty” 1954 - “On the Waterfront” 1953 - “From Here to Eternity” 1952 - “The Greatest Show on Earth” 1951 - “An American in Paris” 1950 - “All about Eve” 1949 - “All the Kings Men” 1948 - “Hamlet” 1947 - “Gentleman's Agreement” 1946 - “The Best Years of Our Lives” 1945 - “The Lost Weekend” 1944 - “Going My Way” 1943 - “Casablanca” 1942 - “Mrs. Miniver” 1941 - “How Green Was My Valley” 1940 - “Rebecca” 1939 - “Gone with the Wind” 1938 - “You Can't Take It with You” 1937 - “The Life of Emile Zola” 1936 - “The Great Ziegfeld” 1935 - “Mutiny on the Bounty” 1934 - “It Happened One Night” 1932/1933 - “Cavalcade” 1931/1932 - “Grand Hotel” 1930/1931 - “Cimarron” 1929/1930 - “All Quiet on the Western Front” 1928/1929 - “The Broadway Melody” 1927/1928 - “Wings”

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