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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
**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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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, [...]
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:
All about Eve 1950:
On the Waterfront 1954:
Ben Hur 1959:
Lawrence of Arabia 1962:
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”
The account of the incident makes it clear that the question could have been condemned on the spot and should have been condemned. Any person with any moral character at all would have done so. The people in the room who stood by laughing, laughing, are as guilty as the congressman who let it pass. [...]
Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The cold-hearted austerity Tea Party freshmen in Congress have grand ideas on Social Security. The latest fool to come forward with his views will be a top target for the Dems and he should be in 2012 for this doozy. The guy is Rep. Huzeinga. His [...]
The groups, including MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, USAction, the Service Employees International Union and People for the American Way, plan to hold “Save the American Dream” rallies in 50 state capitals on Saturday. “Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich and then cutting funding for education, police, [...]
Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, said he expects three Republican senators to come forward in the next day or two to end the stalemate and request that the budget repair bill be withdrawn, though he wouldn’t name the trio. “They may be ready to step forward,” Larson said. “That’s the way we can see this ending [...]
From Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings: Under duress, Holmes and his team provided Caldwell with background assessments on the visiting senators, and helped prep the general for his high-profile encounters. But according to members of his unit, Holmes did his best to resist the orders. Holmes believed that using his team to target American civilians violated [...]
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