Somehow Andrew McCarthy’s journalist from “St. Elmo’s Fire” didn’t make the cut. Those who did, in no particular order (save for #1):
Robin Williams, “Patch Adams.” If I was on life support and Robin Williams showed up at my bedside in a clown’s nose, I’d pull the plug.
Michael Rapaport, “Beautiful Girls.” For this speech alone:
Kevin Costner, “JFK.” A heroic spin on an alcoholic conspiracy theorist with the worst Southern accent in move history.
Leland Orser, “Very Bad Things.” Immorally bad. Leland Orser is the other guy in glasses (not Daniel Stern).
#1: Ethan Hawke, “Reality Bites.”
Rhymes with rich.
The Tucker Carlson-led publication used quotes from a 650-word statement Palin provided, and then ran the statement in its entirety on the story’s second page. And yet Palin deemed that unacceptable, writing on Facebook that “in response to The Daily Caller’s online inquiry, I gave them a statement that the writer buried on his story’s second page “which most people won’t even notice – I didn’t even notice it.”
The Daily Caller, the publication in question, is a conservative site. Good thing a former sportscaster with a degree in communications from Idaho U. is around to correct them.
“Goodness, cleaning up the sloppiness of reporters could be a full-time job,” the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook, exasperated over the “sloppy” work of a reporter for The Daily Caller, who Palin insists “buried” her quotes.
Back to you, Mrs. Bush.
“I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful, and I think she’s very happy in Alaska,” Bush said, before adding, “and I hope she’ll stay there.”
Six days ago Palin told her press agent, Greta Van Scientologist, “I’m through whining about a liberal press.” She’s whining about the conservative press instead.
Joe Klein assesses the GOP field.
They are the most compelling argument I’ve seen against American exceptionalism. Even Tim Pawlenty, a decent governor, can’t let a day go by without some bilious nonsense escaping his lizard brain. … Mitt Romney has wandered a long way from courage. There are those who say, cynically, if this is the dim-witted freak show the Republicans want to present in 2012, so be it. I disagree. One of them could get elected. You never know. Mick Huckabee, the front-runner if you can believe it, might have to negotiate a trade agreement, or a defense treaty, with the Indonesian President some day. Newt might have to discuss very delicate matters of national security with the President of Pakistan. And so I plead, as an unflinching American patriot — please Mitch Daniels, please Jeb Bush, please run. I may not agree with you on most things, but I respect you. And you seem to respect yourselves enough not to behave like public clowns.
- American Embarrassment (swampland.blogs.time.com)
Shrill truther Rosie O’Donnell follows Russell Simmons’ lead in defending poor Chris Brown.
I hope someone calls O’Donnell out next time she claims to be a feminist.
So Russell, what time should I pick up your daughter?
Fame snatched Chris Brown’s freedom, writes *the annoying self-help guru.
Chris is suffering from the same thing that almost every young star has gone through, including the Disney kids. Having lost control, some of these young artists, sometimes, do an unspeakable thing at a moment in time. And they pay the price. But, as my team and I have written repeatedly on my site GlobalGrind.com, what’s not fair is artists paying the price of the sins in their young lives for the rest of their lives. Again, and again, and again. That’s just not fair.
We all owe poor Chris an apology “dragging [him] away from his art,” according to Simmons. He did a couple of hours community service — leave him alone. He’s paid his debt.
Forget that Brown has never actually apologized for beating the hell out of a woman. Why should he, with enablers like Simmons whispering in his ear.
By the way, Brown’s new album is titled “F.A.M.E.: Forgiving All My Enemies.”
*As for Simmons … told ya.
Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.
After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John A. Boehner of Ohio, the speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”
A minute or two into the talking-points tutorial, though, someone apparently figured out that reporters were listening, and silence fell.
Then the conference call began in earnest, with the Democrats right on message.
“We are urging Mr. Boehner to abandon the extreme right wing,” said Ms. Boxer
Who’s the bigger creep: The company marketing these T-shirts to toddlers or the parents who buy them?
Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore, who couldn’t even get elected in Alabama, is forming a presidential exploratory committee.
He’ll fit right in with the Santorums and Bachmanns of the GOP field.
Discredited smear merchant Dr. Jerome Corsi, writing for the far-right birther web site World Nut Daily, claims domestic terrorist Bill Ayers has has once again suggested he was the author of Barack Obama’s celebrated autobiography.
Ayers’ sarcasm is obvious if you watch the clip, but why let the truth get in the way of another conspiracy theory.
A real profile in courage.
The takeover is complete in Minnesota, of all places.
The most recent GOP nominee for governor, Tom Emmer, backed a “Tenther” bill that would require a two-thirds state legislative vote to ratify any federal legislation and supported a state constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Emmer got into some trouble when it was found that he appeared with a local “heavy metal ministry”—after it became known that its pastor said it was “moral” to execute homosexuals.
The 2010 party’s nominee for secretary of state nominee, Dan Severson, playing Protestant mullah, said, “There is no such thing [as separation of church and state] … I mean it just does not exist, and it does not exist in America for a purpose, because we are a Christian nation.”
Among the excommunicated is the former two-term Republican Governor Arne Carlson. “The Republican Party—both nationally and in Minnesota—has drifted away from balancing the budget to enlarge the role of social issues,” Carlson said in a phone call, pointing out that Pawlenty left his successor a $6 billion deficit.
Yes, but Pawlenty supports reinstating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” so many so-called conservatives will happily look the other way.
Mmmm, open-face club sandwich
Been moving all weekend so am totally out of the loop. Hear things are going well in Libya. That’s nice. Perhaps we can salvage some of Gaddafi’s muumuus for Newt, who needs the wiggle room (he was for intervening in Libya before and after he was against it).
The Packard Motors Plant in Detroit — for more images of vanishing Motown, go here.
“I’m through whining about a liberal press that holds conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn’t do any good to whine about it,” Palin said. “When a shot is taken at me, it is water off a duck’s back because I know the important things we need to concentrate on in life — especially the national and international issues that are so important in our country.”
UPDATE: That didn’t last long. Not even a day.
Palin chided her fellow Republicans for not more aggressively going after reporters who show a bias, writing [Thursday night] that “too often conservatives or Republicans in general come across as having the fighting instinct of sheep.”