Oscar Dish ‘n ‘Dat

Sheldon was on a roll last night: shelgreenbriar Sheldon Greenbriar The closing song should’ve been performed by the cast of Glee, with a cameo by Betty White. 10 hours ago Favorite Reply Delete » shelgreenbriar Sheldon Greenbriar #BestActor winner Colin Farrell has really aged. #Oscars 10 hours ago Favorite Reply Delete » shelgreenbriar Sheldon Greenbriar Why no Lifetime Achievement award for Joel Schumacher? http://imdb.to/93emB 11 hours ago Favorite Reply Delete » shelgreenbriar Sheldon Greenbriar Where’s Yahoo Serious when we need him? http://bit.ly/15cpn 11 hours ago Favorite Reply Delete » shelgreenbriar Sheldon Greenbriar Is Anne Hathaway any relation to the delightful Miss Jane Hathaway? http://bit.ly/gSPHQc 12 hours ago…

Oscars stupidest decisions (acting)

(post-1970; check out the most egregious directing and writing snubs. Return tomorrow for the worst “Best Picture” winners.) SUPPORTING ACTORS *Madeline Kahn, 1974, Lili Von Shtupp in “Blazing Saddles.” She lost to Ingrid Bergman for “Murder on the Orient Express.” Great comedians usually get jobbed — very tiring. *Piper Laurie, 1976, Margaret White in “Carrie.” “Network” is a far better movie, but Beatrice Straight’s contributions were minimal, especially when compared to Laurie’s bravura turn as a fundamentalist crackpot. *Kathy Bates, 2002, for “About Schmidt.” Bates disrobed; Catherine Zeta-Jones didn’t and still wins an Oscar for her role in the worst movie ever…

‘They made the world’s largest pizza, so we burned down their city hall’

Over the past few years right-wing radio, in a seemingly coordinated effort, has cast George Soros as the Great Satan. I’m not sure how, or why, he became Public Enemy No. 1, but to conspiracy-minded conservatives he’s the puppet master of the shadowy Marxist underground plotting to take over the world. But according to Neil Clark in the New Statesman, Soros’s role was crucial in the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. From 1979, as an advocate of ‘open societies’, Soros financially supported dissidents including Poland’s Solidarity movement, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia and Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union, donating $3 million…

Narcissus and Palin

Of all the juicy tidbits leaked from a former aide’s upcoming book about the reality show vet, this one rings truest: Bailey writes that Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters’ names. Palin relayed the first one in an email to Bailey: “Dear Editor, It’s been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I’m most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans.…

The fierce urgency of next week

The president today sounded as if he was discussing a pick-up basketball game with Jim Nantz — totally uninspired. He didn’t even mention Gaddafi by name and, unlike Angela Merkel, Obama wouldn’t commit to possible sanctions against the crumbling regime. Oh, but he’s sending Hillary Clinton to Geneva. On Monday. Libyans took note. “The Libyan public are angry with the statement that President Obama gave today,” an unidentified Tripoli woman told Anderson Cooper. “Everyone was disappointed. … I expected to read between the lines of his speech. Not me alone. Everyone was disappointed. We want America to support us.” So much for…

Tea partiers apparently unfazed by welfare for billionaires

andishehnouraee New Falcons stadium will revitalize its n’hood. You know, just like the Ga. Dome & Turner Field did for their n’hoods. http://bit.ly/gypR9L 7 hours ago The state’s broke yet taxpayers will soon be asked to help fund an unnecessary stadium. We’ll be told that new stadiums pay for themselves, and then some, but that’s bullshit. [W]hat they do is they use debt, public debt, to help build these stadiums. And, essentially, these are bonds that go out decades, if you will. And two things generally happen: either these stadiums don’t pay for themselves in many cases, which leaves taxpayers on the…

Facts are the first casualty of propaganda (and victimhood)

Christian fundamentalist — and likely GOP presidential candidate — Rick Santorum claims the Crusades have been unfairly maligned. Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.” “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in in Spartanburg on Tuesday . “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.” While there was some provocation by Muslim…

The crazy, dishonest approach to fixing the deficit

Courtesy of the Democrats’ secret weapon, tea party queen Michele Bachmann: “When you add it all up — I’m a former federal tax lawyer — when you add up the tax burden on today’s kids — and I believe this is a low estimate — they are looking at in their peak years, at having 70 percent of their income to pay their tax bill.” That’s a claim that Bachmann made at CPAC earlier this month when she claimed an even higher number — 75 percent, and according to the Washington Post, it simply isn’t true. “The bottom line, when you ‘get…

Shortened links and Gaddaffi

(How many spellings of Khadafy are there, anyway?) Did you know Col. Kurtz owns bit.ly? The ‘ly’ is for Lybia). John Borthwick, CEO, http://bit.ly Should Libya block Internet traffic, as Egypt did, it will not affect http://bit.ly or any .ly domain. Well that’s a relief. Meanwhile, the Colonel has ordered bombing raids on his own people. A Libyan air force plane crashed near the eastern city of Benghazi after its crew bailed out because they refused to carry out orders to bomb the city, Libya’s Quryna newspaper cited a military source as saying. Quryna’s online version quoted the source, a colonel at…