Friday, November 02, 2012

The Book and the Rose

   At The Cinema                           


The Book and the Rose

2001 PG 28m
rWhen handsome teacher John Barnes discovers an antique edition of Anna Karenina that's filled with scribbled notes of random thoughts and musings, he decides to begin a correspondence with the previous owner of the volume.

 There are two reasons to watch this short story adaptation.
  1. It's very good
  2. It's just 30 minutes
Or, you can watch it on Instant Netflix.

You're welcome

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I can only think of one,  There has to be another one. My money's on Doug M or SondraK or the red head.

People that need a hunting season

Chapel Hill Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital
Dozens of mentally disabled registered in stepped-up efforts by state [to impose its will on the electorate]

Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity. Election records show Williamson, a patient at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, was registered on Sept. 13 as an unaffiliated voter. He cast an absentee ballot that was accepted Oct. 15 by the Granville County Board of Elections. In a street shootout in January 1995 near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Williamson, a law student, used an M-1 rifle to[...]

Goes downhill faster than a wagon of fat kids

Goes downhill faster than a wagon of fat kids

Case Closed

Here you can find the collected presidential endoresements of American newspapers.  Some, astoundingly Orwellian,

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A Burning Question


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Here's today's quiz (to which I have no answer).

Our constitution famously created three co-equal branches of government, the better to keep one rogue branch from taking over.  I can cite numerous cases where the legislative branch have trumped an executive branch action, and vice-versa, but for the life of me, I cannot think of a single case where the judicial branch has been quashed .  Can you?  If not, what does that mean (I can answer that).



The Original

I saw a promo for the remake of  Red Dawn.  I was unimpressed.  I cannot imagine that Red Dawn 2 will capture the public's  imaginations the way the original, low rent production did.  I don't know who the protaganist invader are this time (They were the Soviet Union's Cuban puppets last time), but I suspect the Tea Party?  No?  Then who?   The only protaganists that could genearte like enthusiam this time around I think, are  the Congressioanl Black Caucus, Moslems, or Hollywood producers.  WOLVERINE!
In gathering the video clip above, I discovered the new villain areNorth Korea.  Hollwood is evidently unaware that the Il family are an enormous joke anymore, having been forever marginilized by the film Team America.


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The group hosting international election observers said Thursday that state officials in Iowa and Texas are needlessly blocking access to the decades-old process the United States already has agreed to, an official said Thursday.

Thomas Rymer, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, said the group will abide by election laws after officials in those states warned about possible criminal prosecution if the observers came within hundreds of feet of polling places.

With the exception of small patches of cancerous cells, Texas refusal to relinquish her sovereignty is really no surprise.  Iowa's is.  HurraH!