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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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KEYWORDS: buttpackcrammin; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; idiotmedia; ignorantmedia; latimes; pudding; raunchland
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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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"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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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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