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Archive for February, 2004

ON MEL GIBSON’S ‘THE PASSSION’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

ON MEL GIBSON’S ‘THE PASSSION’

Eh, I bet the book is better.

— Dawn Summers

YOU CAN CALL HIM AL

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

YOU CAN CALL HIM AL

“Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton said Tuesday that both Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and opposition leaders have accepted his offer to travel to Haiti to help broker a peace agreement after a U.S.-backed proposal was rejected.”

If Al Sharpton brokers peace in Haiti…. well, I don’t even know how to end that sentence.

ASH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

ASH WEDNESDAY

“By the labor of your hand you shall eat food until you return to the dust from which you were created, because dust you are, and to dust you will return; but from the dust you are destined to arise to render an account and a reckoning of all you have done, on the day of great judgment.”

— Genesis 3:19

I love that today you can tell who all the practicing Catholics in the world are! Hello out there!

Eeeny, meeeny, miny, Ralph?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

Eeeny, meeeny, miny, Ralph?

Commenter Rdan pointed out that Kerry is also opposed to gay marriage, making for a “clear choice” come November. Apparently, Edwards is opposed to gay marriage too, but as Instapundit points out, there is an alternative:

I didn’t say it was a pretty one.

Fun With Online Quizzes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

Fun With Online Quizzes

It’s funny, because it’s true.


What lesser-known Simpsons character are you?

Brought to you by the good folks at sacwriters.com.

Via Green Frog. (Although she did the dog one, I’m all about the boob tube.)

RUSSIA WATCH

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

RUSSIA WATCH

After some surprising comments from Russia President Vladimir Putin that the fall of the Soviet Union was a regrettable act and the sudden disappearance of his main rival for the presidency, I have been keeping an eye Russia.

Today’s news is chilling:

“President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia dismissed the prime minister and his entire cabinet today, saying he wanted a new team to be in place to set new policies after next month’s presidential elections.”

More to come…I’m sure.

SURPRISE!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

SURPRISE!

New York Times is reporting that President Bush will back constitutional amendment “to protect marriage.”

His Name Was John?

Monday, February 23rd, 2004 by Dawn Summers

His Name Was John?

‘Nuff said.

Ok, just kidding, I’m a lawyer who blogs, no way is there ever enough said. ‘Sex and the City’ ended well, I watched, I cried, I suffered through the ‘Curb your Enthusiasm’ that followed.

I faithfully followed ‘Sex and the City’ from the year I got cable (2000) until last night’s finale. Much better fans than I, have written lovely things about the finale and the meaning of the show (here are two right off the blogroll: CandiedGinger and Green Frog!) so I don’t have anything to add on that front.

But as a self-appointed expert on television, I felt that Sex and the City ended exactly the way it should. So many shows twist themselves in unrecognizable, hour-long messes, trying to end in a clever, unexpected way that faithful viewers are left confused and cheated. (Admit it, Elaine and Jerry should have gotten married. Roseanne’s dream sequence was bo-gus and …. dude, how did the X-Files end? oh yeah…fuck you, gimme back the Cigarette Smoking man.)

So few writers can pen an end that rewards the diehards (Buffy and Xena spring to mind,) but the good folks at SATC did what they have successfully done for six years. They did it well and did it right. And did I enjoy it?

Absofuckinglutely.

NADER’S NOT A SPOILER

Monday, February 23rd, 2004 by Dawn Summers

NADER’S NOT A SPOILER

I saw the old guy’s announcement on ‘Meet The Press.’ I was impressed with his defiance. Although I think that he should wait and see what happens with the Democratic primaries before announcing, (he shares many of Kucinich’s views and should see if Dennis gets the nod before running against him) he certainly has valid reasons for running and he should. As for any spoiler talk, if the Dems are so concerned Ralph is going to pull so many votes with his platform, why don’t they adopt his platform or at least incorporate its best features. Nader’s presence makes it hard for the Demoratic candidate to bolt to the right, as a liberal Democrat, I only see this as a positive.
Nader voters are not necessarily Democrats.
Ralph’s protestations to the contrary, he probably won’t pull voters away from Bush, but he might lull Repubs into thinking that he’s definitely ruining it for Kerry and that might depress turnout on the Right.
Ahh, I love the smell of politics in the morning.

I AM ‘DEEPLY SADDENED’ TOO

Saturday, February 21st, 2004 by Dawn Summers

I AM ‘DEEPLY SADDENED’ TOO

The White House has announced that one of the Bush family pets, Spot, has been put to sleep. The First Family is quoted as being ‘deeply saddened’ by the loss.

Dudes, in two administrations, and twelve years, can’t anyone come up with a new catch phrase for expressing executive remorse?

That deeply saddens me.

A more in depth study of the overuse of ‘deeply saddened,’ here.