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by Bubba
Apr 21st 2003, 1:04 am
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

Even in that article, it's not exactly clear what "drastic cuts in benefits and services for disabled veterans" were being proposed -- or who proposed those cuts. Over the last few years there has been a tendency for decreases in the rate of increases to be called cuts; forgive me for being a doubti...
by Bubba
Apr 17th 2003, 11:26 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Best breakup songs
Replies: 25
Views: 27086

Given the nature of this forum, I'm surprised the obvious has yet to be mentioned: BLISTER IN THE SUN - Violent Femmes I don't have that many empowering break-up songs in my collection, but there are a few songs that may serve just as well in that they generally encourage the listener to carry on an...
by Bubba
Apr 17th 2003, 6:32 pm
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

That line is so obviously supposed to be funny. The rest of his speech is and was serious and he most likely wanted to end it on a joke that was also a dig at the president. How could you even think that someone would try to use the Dixie Chicks as part or their argument seriously? Because this sam...
by Bubba
Apr 17th 2003, 8:16 am
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

Judging by your last few posts, I think you are failing to see that Moore was just joking with that statement. I just thought it wasn't very funny is what I am saying. Especially after hearing it 10 times. I'm not convinced he was attempting to be funny. Look at the rest of his acceptance speech: "...
by Bubba
Apr 16th 2003, 10:07 pm
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

Lance, I agree that one shouldn't take the Pope's word as law; my problem has been that many of the anti-war types have all of a sudden decided that his opposition to the war in Iraq pretty much settles the issue, as if his word was law. That strikes me as hypocritical. Worse, it occasionally seems ...
by Bubba
Apr 16th 2003, 8:01 am
Forum: Political Discussion
Topic: Fox "News"
Replies: 35
Views: 8117

Two things: First, CNN is at least as liberal as Fox News is conservative, and they've admitted this week to turning a blind eye to Saddam's regime of torture and death just to keep their office in Bagdad. Are they more trustworthy? I don't think so. Since WHEN is leading a boycott against people fo...
by Bubba
Apr 16th 2003, 7:50 am
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

I still don't think it was witty the first time: "And, whenever you've got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up." The Dixie Chicks? Seriously, the Dixie Chicks opposing anything doesn't mean anything. In the history of civilization no rational individual has ever lived his life...
by Bubba
Apr 15th 2003, 6:28 pm
Forum: Political Discussion
Topic: Osama and the Taliban
Replies: 17
Views: 5611

Another urban myth that the right loves to lob around is the myth of the left-wing media. I hear it everyday. But take a good long honest look around the TV dial. Limbaugh. Bill O'Reilly. Savage Nation. CNBC. Moneyline. FoxNews. Hell, even CBS has its own military experts on. Certainly, the media i...
by Bubba
Apr 15th 2003, 7:43 am
Forum: Political Discussion
Topic: Osama and the Taliban
Replies: 17
Views: 5611

JPP13, surely you jest about Bowling for Columbine being ignored by the mainstream press. It was covered by pretty much every major paper and magazine -- not to mention the Oscars. And the suggestion that, presumably, CNN and the NY Times protect Bush and give him a free pass because he's a Republic...
by Bubba
Apr 14th 2003, 7:57 am
Forum: Other TV Shows
Topic: Dawson's Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 12365

Why Dawson succeeded where MSCL did not: "And, I mean, this whole thing with yearbook -- it's like, everybody's in this big hurry to make this book, to supposedly remember what happened but it's not even what really happened, it's what everyone thinks was supposed to happen. Because if you made a bo...
by Bubba
Apr 13th 2003, 8:43 am
Forum: Political Discussion
Topic: Osama and the Taliban
Replies: 17
Views: 5611

Even if the vague assertion that "the Taliban was funded for years by the US" is true, that doesn't make Moore's claims factual. Moore gave both a dollar amount and a time frame: $245 million in 2000-2001. If that is not factually true, then the best that can be said about Michael Moore is that he i...
by Bubba
Apr 12th 2003, 9:17 pm
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: Bowling for Columbine
Replies: 38
Views: 7558

With all due respect, Bowling for Columbine is, ahem, not the most honest documentary ever put to film. The amount of disinformation and the manipulation of truth is staggering . After blaming Lockheed for 13 deaths at Columbine, the film moves on to blaming the United States government for 3,000 de...
by Bubba
Mar 18th 2003, 9:08 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Pete Yorn
Replies: 7
Views: 6173

I don't get a lot of albums. This past fall, I think I got four albums in the span of a month or two: - Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" - David Gray's "A New Day at Midnight" - David Bowie's "Heathen" - Pete Yorn's "musicforthemorningafter" Maybe it's just the competition, but I thought the...
by Bubba
Mar 13th 2003, 9:04 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Lyrics: Your Emotional Favorites
Replies: 48
Views: 27773

David Gray, "Shine," from his 1992 debut A Century Ends . It's the first song off his first album, and a helluva way to start a career. For all that we struggle, for all we pretend It don't come down to nothing except love in the end And ours is a road that is strewn with goodbyes And as it unfolds,...
by Bubba
Mar 12th 2003, 2:48 am
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 2: Dancing in the Dark
Replies: 68
Views: 34435

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned (unless I zipped by it entirely)... As Patty and Camille walk out of the Chase master bedroom, the Cinderella statue is framed in the shot so that it looks life-sized compared to the two women -- a comparison, perhaps, between the ideal fairy-tale life and cold, ...