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Bush on 'Brokeback,' Didn't See, Can't Tell
LA Times (Media Pornographers) ^ | 1/23/06 | By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer

Posted on 01/23/2006 3:54:22 PM PST by BurbankKarl

WASHINGTON -- President Bush has long cultivated the image of a macho rancher, frequently donning his boots and Wrangler jeans to clear brush on his sprawling Texas property. But he was decidedly noncommittal today — and even a bit nonplused — when asked for his reaction to the most talked-about ranching film in years: "Brokeback Mountain."

"I hadn't seen it," Bush told thousands of students and professors at Kansas State University, responding to a query from an audience member. "I'd be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven't seen the movie."

The movie, featuring the love story of two gay cowboys, this month won the Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama and top honors from the Producers Guild of America and is showing remarkable success — even in conservative, red-state towns and cities that helped reelect Bush.

But if Bush intends to see it, he showed no such desire today when the young man in the crowd raised the idea toward the end of a lengthy, unscripted and unexpected question-and-answer session.

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"You would love it," the questioner persisted. "You should check it out."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 01/23/2006 3:54:22 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Note to the LA Times....297 million Americans also havent seen Brokeback Mountain.


2 posted on 01/23/2006 3:54:53 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

I'd venture to say that there's no possible pitch that could make Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal having buttsex something that the vast majority of red-blooded American males would want to pay to see.


3 posted on 01/23/2006 3:56:56 PM PST by RichInOC (Why would shepherd boys have sex with each other when the job comes with a harem?)
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To: BurbankKarl

Note to the LA Times....297 million Americans also havent seen Brokeback Mountain.



...and every single one of them feels the need to voice an opinion.


4 posted on 01/23/2006 3:57:05 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: BurbankKarl

It's BROKEBACK MOUNTIN', damnit! You think Hollyweird would at least get the title right.


5 posted on 01/23/2006 3:58:25 PM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: Blzbba

maybe bareback?


6 posted on 01/23/2006 3:59:08 PM PST by isom35
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To: BurbankKarl

Based on the Census Bureau and on Box Office Mojo, it's actually about 291,443,507 Americans that haven't seen it, just to be precise. ;^)

Yeah, I'm bored..


7 posted on 01/23/2006 3:59:14 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: BurbankKarl
The movie, featuring the love story of two gay cowboys,

I wonder if even the mediots have seen the movie, since they don't even know what main characters do.

8 posted on 01/23/2006 4:00:43 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: AntiGuv

what, the 300th million american will be born to an illegal in LA County this year.


9 posted on 01/23/2006 4:01:37 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
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"You would love it," the questioner persisted. "You should check it out."

10 posted on 01/23/2006 4:02:29 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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To: BurbankKarl
At least Bush seemed to handle the situation well. It sounds like he didn't say or do anything that would be replayed over and over again as a sound bite on "The Daily Show" when the show's writers run out of remotely amusing things to say.
11 posted on 01/23/2006 4:02:44 PM PST by Chewie84
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To: BurbankKarl

Another note to the LA Times ... boots and Wranglers have been worn by millions, for three generations that I know of, in the western U.S. Folks in Texas, AZ, Ca, NM, Co, NV, etc., don't wear them to "cultivate" an image, they wear them because that's what people wear in this neck of the woods. ONLY an Eastern wanker or west coast city boy who writes for the LA Times would equate boots and Wranglers in a Western state with "cultivating" an image. But there's no bias in that lead, good heavens no!


12 posted on 01/23/2006 4:03:08 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: BurbankKarl
But he was decidedly noncommittal today — and even a bit nonplused — when asked for his reaction to the most talked-about ranching film in years: "Brokeback Mountain."

The LA Times thinks Brokeback is a ranching film? So it's all about ranching then...kind of like a documentary? That seems strange, because from what I've read about it I thought it was a "gay cowboys in love forsaking all else including their families to be together" film. Now that I know it's a "ranching" film, I just might go see it.

13 posted on 01/23/2006 4:04:01 PM PST by vrwc1
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To: BurbankKarl

Yup, but the Census Bureau estimates there are 297,963,877 Americans as of the moment I just looked now and Box Office Mojo's estimate of BM's domestic total divided by the average ticket price gives 6,520,349.


14 posted on 01/23/2006 4:05:02 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: BurbankKarl

No they win the Powerball....


15 posted on 01/23/2006 4:05:14 PM PST by Quick Shot
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To: BurbankKarl

PS. And note that 21 babies that haven't yet seen Brokeback Mountain were born between my first and second posts..


16 posted on 01/23/2006 4:06:26 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: silent_jonny
(((Shudder)))

We're going to see that pic all year, aren't we?

17 posted on 01/23/2006 4:07:10 PM PST by kevkrom
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To: supercat
I wonder if even the mediots have seen the movie, since they don't even know what main characters do.

Well, I've seen it. One of the characters is a cowboy. The other is a lot of things. Rodeo guy, tractor salesman... The pair only did the sheeping thing once together to earn money. One had done it the previous summer.

18 posted on 01/23/2006 4:07:25 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: BurbankKarl

I can't believe someone actually asked him this.


19 posted on 01/23/2006 4:08:08 PM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: Prodigal Son
Well, I've seen it. One of the characters is a cowboy.

Hmm... I'd heard that the only "cows" in the movie were ovine rather than bovine.

20 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:02 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: BurbankKarl

I don't want to see Buttpack Crammin' and I seriously doubt the President will either....


21 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:23 PM PST by MikefromOhio (The Pot is complaining about the Kettle's complexion....)
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To: kevkrom
It has limitless uses :)

Here's another to give you nightmares.

22 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:28 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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To: BurbankKarl

Correction-two homosexual sheep herders who leave their wives to pack fudge. Not plausable outside the LA city limits.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


23 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:29 PM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: AntiGuv

They have an average ticket price for BBM? I would think that would have to be higher, since it is playing in Metropolitan Areas.....


24 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:37 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Chewie84
At least Bush seemed to handle the situation well. It sounds like he didn't say or do anything that would be replayed over and over again as a sound bite on "The Daily Show" when the show's writers run out of remotely amusing things to say.

Yep. But sure as tomorrow's sunrise it'll be spun somehow, probably along the lines of his being closed-minded for not having viewed it "yet," to quote the interviewer.

25 posted on 01/23/2006 4:09:44 PM PST by TenaciousZ
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To: durasell

I don't have much of an opinion on 'Brokeback Mountain' except it is trash. Years ago, there was a film, 'The Rounders', with Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda, about two cowboys (not shepards, as portrayed in this movie), also long-term male friends, but there was NEVER any question about mixing things up with each other. The interesting interaction was between the horse and the cowboy, and it had a great deal more to do with personality than was exhibited in 'Brokeback Mountain'.

'Brokeback' is a COYOTE movie (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics). Men in close quarters over extended periods of time do NOT automatically turn to homosexuality.


26 posted on 01/23/2006 4:10:18 PM PST by alloysteel (There is no substitute for success. None. Nobody remembers who was in second place.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Gay activist razzes President Bush. What an asshat.


27 posted on 01/23/2006 4:10:33 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.)
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To: MikeinIraq


ROTFLMAO!


28 posted on 01/23/2006 4:10:45 PM PST by onyx
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To: Finny
It reminds me of the still ongoing conniption fit leftists had when Bush wore a flightsuit while flying in a Navy jet. To listen to them, you'd think he wore it 24/7 during the entire campaign just to piss them off.
29 posted on 01/23/2006 4:10:52 PM PST by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: supercat

Aye, that's right. But Heath Ledger's character was a life long cowboy. I wouldn't have called the other one a cowboy though- unless riding bulls at the rodeo counts.


30 posted on 01/23/2006 4:11:29 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: alloysteel

Well, if I want to see gay cowboys, I'll watch the 1950s movie, Lawless Breed...


31 posted on 01/23/2006 4:11:49 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: onyx

hehe :)


32 posted on 01/23/2006 4:12:01 PM PST by MikefromOhio (The Pot is complaining about the Kettle's complexion....)
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To: onyx

hehe it's a keyword now :)


33 posted on 01/23/2006 4:12:24 PM PST by MikefromOhio (The Pot is complaining about the Kettle's complexion....)
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To: RichInOC
My college age daughter went to see it this past weekend and said to us "mom, dad you gotta see it...it was awesome" and my husband said "Sweetie, there is no way in hell I'm going to a movie to watch two homos going at it"...my daughter said.."but dad, they're so hot"! This is our conservative Republican daughter!! Time for a little chat with her. haha
34 posted on 01/23/2006 4:12:52 PM PST by ladiesview61
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To: BurbankKarl

I thought the question stupid, why ask the president of the United States that question.? Reminded me of the set up question to Clinton about what kind of shorts he wore.


35 posted on 01/23/2006 4:13:05 PM PST by Burlem
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To: BurbankKarl

One can speculate all kind of things, including repeat viewers, but the best figure to use is the average ticket price. Anyhow, BM is playing in a lot of art houses that tend to have plenty of low-price matinee showings. I paid $5.50 for my ticket. $6.40 is the average cost of a theater ticket at this time.


36 posted on 01/23/2006 4:13:39 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: silent_jonny

Is that really the girl's picture? She has a crazy look in her eyes.


37 posted on 01/23/2006 4:13:40 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: kevkrom; silent_jonny

We're going to see that pic all year, aren't we?


You better believe it.....LOL


38 posted on 01/23/2006 4:14:12 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: bray

How many sane men would leave this for Heath Ledger?

39 posted on 01/23/2006 4:14:59 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: MikeinIraq


LOL! Good job!


40 posted on 01/23/2006 4:15:50 PM PST by onyx
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To: Burlem
why ask the president of the United States that question.?

It was meant to embarrass him and/or trip him. I seriously doubt the gays care what the president thinks of their movie.

41 posted on 01/23/2006 4:15:52 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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To: BurbankKarl
even in conservative, red-state towns and cities that helped reelect Bush

I seriously doubt if too many people who re-elected GWB went to see this movie, no matter what color the state is.

And let's not get too carried away here ... the movie has grossed $42m.  Pretty decent, but hardly a blockbuster as the media is trying to proclaim it as.

42 posted on 01/23/2006 4:17:59 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: BurbankKarl
"I hadn't seen it," Bush told thousands of students and professors

Should have said "I hear there are sheep herders in it".

43 posted on 01/23/2006 4:18:44 PM PST by narby (Hillary! The Wicked Witch of the Left)
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To: silent_jonny
Jonny, hi...snicker, I finally watched that episode of AI yesterday. Oh, man, but that critter is waaaay too strange. To be honest, I think it's a young guy who is taking female hormones, perhaps on the way to having a gender change operation at some point.

Either that, or s/he was one of the small percentage of babies born with indeterminate gender equipment.

Either that, or it was a total put on. I'm convinced at least some of the oddball stuff is deliberate just so the individuals stand a better chance of getting on TV.

BTW, the two geniuses were hilarious. I could NOT believe it when the "entrepreneur" pulled out multiple versions of his checked suit and hat in different colors.

Ah...but Ace came along to save the day. Whether or not he's straight, he at least comes across as such. And he's got a killer smile that sure made my female heart skip a few beats. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have that strong a voice. But at least we get to see him again in Hollyweird.

44 posted on 01/23/2006 4:18:55 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: AmericaUnite; retrokitten; conservativebabe; maggief
Is that really the girl's picture?

You think Zachary is a girl!?

You're clearly homophobic. Expect a call from GLAAD in the morning!

:)

45 posted on 01/23/2006 4:18:58 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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To: Finny
I'm an "Eastern Wanker" and Wranglers are the only jeans I will buy - I get them in East Texas. The quality is good and I noticed that my latest pair is back to being "Made In USA."
46 posted on 01/23/2006 4:19:56 PM PST by hedgie
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To: vrwc1; BurbankKarl
The LA Times thinks Brokeback is a ranching film?

In the years I've lived in L.A., I've yet to see any evidence that anyone over at the Times thinks.

47 posted on 01/23/2006 4:20:40 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: silent_jonny

Of course it was meant to embarass, there is always someone willing to trap.


48 posted on 01/23/2006 4:21:24 PM PST by Burlem
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To: mystery-ak
I think Zachary might replace the screaming Godlewski sister :)

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49 posted on 01/23/2006 4:21:35 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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To: BurbankKarl

Where did you get my picture?


50 posted on 01/23/2006 4:22:02 PM PST by Burlem
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