Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Cristopher Walken is in this movie The Dead Zone and he saves a bunch of people from fire and ice.
Anyway, it may be Walken's finest performeance. And Martin Sheen does a fine turn as a crazed senatorial candidate.
Also: how much money do you think Walken takes home per film?
Please comment in the COMMENT section. Please.
For the love of God.
All I want is a few comments. Surely one of you 15 visitors per day has SOMETHING relevent to say. I mean, I'm even making a post about CHRISTOPHER effing WALKEN, for Chrissake!
There. There. I took the Lord's name in vain. The second Amendment. Commandment. Whatever. Maybe the third one.
And: Christopher Walken is one of a handful of people who knows how Natalie Wood met her maker (was murdered).
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
I think it's because he... sucks.
Tonight (the first time I have ever watched his show Dennis Miller Sucks) he made a joke about Dan Rather being a forgerer (HA!) and John Kerry being a Russian communist (HA HA!). Ha! Funny man make me laugh! He funny!
He also made a joke about a stoned guy.
And he made some shitty references no one got.
And then he sucked even more.
I used to think this was a funny man until he started felating George Bush. Even with that in their mouths, others are capable of being kind of funny, and not sucky, out of date, and unfunny.
Not Dennis Miller.
He's about as fresh as Bela Legosi in the third act of Plan 9 From Outer Space, okay? He's got as many new laughs as the tail end of the buffet line at Auschwitz, know what I'm sayin'? He sucks as much as a giant fucking suck machine.
But seriously. Um...
I'm getting too angry for no good reason.
Monday, September 13, 2004
There is an alarming trend in the US military these days of career generals who think they know more about fighting a war than does President and Supreme Commander of the Imperial Guard and Fighting Force George W. Bush. Cowardly little men like James T. Conway who make dangerous statements about dangerous stuff.
The outgoing U.S. Marine Corps general in charge of western Iraq said Sunday he opposed a Marine assault on militants in the volatile city of Fallujah in April and the subsequent decision to withdraw from the city and turn over control to a security force of former Iraqi soldiers.
That security force, known as the Fallujah Brigade, was formally disbanded last week. Not only did the brigade fail to combat militants, it actively aided them, surrendering weapons, vehicles and radios to the insurgents, according to senior Marine officers. Some brigade members even participated in attacks on Marines ringing the city, the officers said.
He echoed an argument made by many Iraqi politicians and American analysts -- that the U.S. attack further radicalized a restive city, leading many residents to support the insurgents. "When we were told to attack Fallujah, I think we certainly increased the level of animosity that existed," Conway said.
He would not say where the order to attack originated, only that he received an order from his superior at the time, Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the overall commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. Some senior U.S. officials in Iraq have said the command originated in the White House.
"We follow our orders," Conway said. "We had our say, and we understood the rationale, and we saluted smartly, and we went about the attack."
Like elementary school students, soldiers are trained to obey only and never ask questions. It helps to keep rich white people in power, you see, if there are no questions to be asked, no thinking to be done. It's true I've never been in the military, and I dislike bluster like the kind I am now blowing into the air, but this seems to me to be a fairly well understood truth: you do not ask questions. You only follow orders. And when you have lunatics like Donald Rumsfeld (anyone remember him?) and other pencil pushers making orders from Washington, lots of people get needlessly killed. It is only when generals retire that we hear of their dissent.
I've wondered before and I'll wonder again when the military coup will come. THes guys must be tired of dudes with ties telling them what to do, and a president that is running their military into the ground. God knows an election won't do any good toward changing this regime, no matter how much Russell Simmons wants me to vote. So come on, disgruntled military men, step up and save your country.
In many ways, George W. Bush is the Ron Jeremy of politics: he screws us every which way, and for hours and hours on end, without showing any signs of fatigue. The hedgehog in the White House.
So what fresh outrage do we have today? As usual, you have to go to another country to read about it, but there is something in Britain's The Independent about the health effects of 9-11 -- not that anyone seems to care.
Up to 400,000 New Yorkers breathed in the most toxic polluting cloud ever recorded after the twin towers were brought down three years ago, but no proper effort has been made to find out how their health has been affected, according to an official report.
The US government study provides the latest evidence of a systematic cover-up of the health toll from pollution after the 9/11 disaster, which doctors fear will cause more deaths than the attacks themselves.
The Bush administration suppressed evidence of increasing danger and officially announced that the air around the felled buildings was "safe to breathe". Another report reveals that it has since failed at least a dozen times to correct its assurances, even when it became clear that people were becoming sick.
The US government's own figures show that [the cloud of debris at the twin towers] contained the highest levels of deadly dioxins ever recorded - about 1,500 times normal levels.
Perhaps in ten years or so, we can throw John Travolta in a movie about this, and then people can be outraged or something. Or at least shake their heads. Or buy the DVD. And then Travolta can show up at a couple of fundraisers with the wife of a victim of the Death Cloud, and they can raise awareness of this terrible tragedy.
But until then, Americans, we must continue to stand behind our president as he hammers away at us from all kinds of sexy angles. Ohhhh, yeah... yessss..... mmm... oh give it to me George! I love the way you work that! Mmmmmm..... yess... Ahhhhhh.
Yet another example of the myopic, inhumane policymaking and execution by this, the most cynical of presidencies. Here we have a potential health emergency, but because it sounds really bad, looks really bad, and does not pose an immediate threat to anything but reelection, he and his do everything they can to cover it up. Rather than raise awareness and ask the tough questions, they sweep it under the rug and a half million people face lung cancer or some other diseasey fate we can't even think of. BushCO commits so many crimes against humanity on a daily basis, in Iraq and in the US, that to look at them with a clear head would mean impeachment or worse. Which is exactly why we can't look at them with a clear head. Which is exactly why we have to talk about swift boats. Which is exactly why Scott Peterson maybe murdered his wife, why sharks attack.
Bring in the fluffers, W. needs another go round.