Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hot and Muggy

Tropic Thunder is a weird conglomeration of a movie. It basically tries to be to Platoon what Airplane was to Airport. It has a lot of referential movie gags, but not enough; not in quantity or risibility. It also gives such a realistic presentation of jungle wars, as we have fought them on screen, that it touches our sad sensibilities of the real horror of war. References to such classics as The Bridge Over the River Kwai, come across not so much as parodies, but rather as respectful homages.

Eventually, it is an inoffensive, though only sporatically amusing time killer. A buddy movie developing strong bonds of friendship among the usual diverse stereotypes, while at the same time trying to mock that bonding. Given the lack of any real attempt at character development the quality of acting is beyond judgement. Much has been made of the star turn cameos in the film, and they are kinda cute. Tom Cruise’s character has been singled out as having some specific reference to a studio head, but forget that. He does have one especially clever piece of business that does make a definite and amusing reference to a noted icon, one of the most famous of our time. But, so far as I know, no reviewer or commenter has yet revealed it. So neither shall I.

Monday, August 25, 2008

No Help

I'm biden my ti-me,
'cause that's the kinda guy I'-m.

It's an old tune, kinda like Joe Biden. A little razz, but no m' tazz. He brings nothing to the ticket. If Barack can win anyway, great. Joe can be a pretty minor Cheney. Make that very minor 'cause he won't have any say any way. If B.O. wanted J.B. to make a real contribution to his administration, he could have made him Secretary of State.

Pathetically, he thinks Joe will bring him some much needed Catholic, working class votes. Huh uh.

Barack is a better choice than McCain, or any Republican candidate, but then any Democrat is a better candidate than any Republican. So where does that leave us concerned citizens? Hoping that Mr. Charm Boy can manipulate a general election as well as he did a primary. It is a sad hope, but now it's all we've got.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Trap

John McCain is pretty dumb. It is virtually unbelievable that a modern day politician could spout such an outrageous string of stupid pronouncements against his opponent and think he could get away with it.

But is he really that dumb all-of-a-sudden in his 74th year? I think he is shrewd. And his campaign cohort is shrewd. They are acting as if they think there is only one chance to beat Obama; by provocation. They want to goad Obama into a retaliation. They want to lure him and his arrogance and intelligence into a counter-punch attack that would seem to decimate McCain, and should in any reasonable world, but will actually win sympathy and support for McCain from the lily livered white and other booboisee that are waiting for the chance to put an uppity negra in his proper place.

How is Barack to cope with this finesse by McCain. Don't ask me; it is above my pay grade. What I do know is the Keith Olberman and the Liberal Junta are way off the mark in recognizing this threat. They are actually promoting the McCain offensive by constantly presenting his attacks on Obama, commenting on their stupidity and hypocricy and themselves provoking the feeling that Obama must retaliate in kind. If I were even a little bit religious, I would pray for deliverance from the stupidity of the American voter.

God Damn it! I will pray. What could it hurt?

Friday, August 15, 2008


Condoleezza Rice demands that Russia get out of Georgia while continuing to support the Bush invasion and devastation of Iraq. What a sick piece of shit she is.

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