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Roberts Reveals His Favorite Movies [Frustrated by Roberts' answers, Sen. Charles Schumer......
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Posted on 09/14/2005 4:09:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Roberts Reveals His Favorite Movies

2 hours, 22 minutes ago

After two days of intense legal questioning, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts finally addressed a subject most Americans could relate to: His favorite movies are "Doctor Zhivago" and "North by Northwest."

Frustrated by Roberts' answers, Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., suggested on Wednesday that if he dared to ask the nominee his favorite films, he would get a discussion of cinematography and why "Casablanca" is considered one of the greatest.

Instead, Roberts answered flat out, bringing laughter from the audience and senators alike.

"North by Northwest," Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 109th; badgering; browbeating; camerahound; confirmationhearing; johnroberts; nitpicking; robertshearings
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To: Gabz

See #86


101 posted on 09/14/2005 6:01:15 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: cowtowney

True. Those two should have been on the list. RIP Dean Wormer. Since this posting seems to be a combination of movie recommendations and Chuckie Schumer insults, perhaps Chuckie (or maybe Ted Kennedy) should listen to the sage advice of Dean Wormer; "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son."


102 posted on 09/14/2005 6:02:10 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: KosmicKitty

You were just getting to the good part.


103 posted on 09/14/2005 6:04:27 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: Sub-Driver

Who do you all think is the sleeziest, Beiden, or Kennedy?

Personally I have to say Beiden, Hugh Hewitt said that a long time ago Cuomo from NY, called Beiden the dumb blond of the senate. Hewitt just calls him Slow Joe. I cannot stand him, he comes off with that smile then he stabs you,
Lifeguard Kennedy is just putzy.


104 posted on 09/14/2005 6:05:56 PM PDT by Burlem
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To: cowtowney
I must commend you on your exquisite taste. However, please don't forget Animal House and Stripes.

Oh poo, I can get all hoity-toity too, but if you were stuck on a desert island, you'd pick a gutter humor movie, too.

Great escapism! LOL

105 posted on 09/14/2005 6:08:00 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: p. henry
"...Princess Bride?"

"Inconceivable!!!"

106 posted on 09/14/2005 6:08:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: frankjr

And that moron look isn't just skin deep either.


107 posted on 09/14/2005 6:08:58 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Once sanity and morality is exposed to that DC air, it dissolves faster than a snowball in hell.)
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To: Yehuda

The Dirty Harry series with Clint Eastwood, The Death Wish Series with Charles Bronson and one that would hopefully cause Chuck the schmuck Schumer to drop over dead, "Waco".


108 posted on 09/14/2005 6:09:18 PM PDT by metalurgist (Death to the democrats! They're almost the same as communists, they just move a little slower.)
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To: p. henry
You were just getting to the good part.

Sorry, but I'm a married woman - LOL

Seriously, though, it was a fun movie! Even w/ the bad ending.

(And the first time I was Holy Grail was in Jume of 1975 at drive-in w/ a guy named Steve. Ick, I spent that summer dating him. Boy, I was stupid back them!!)

109 posted on 09/14/2005 6:18:08 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Very apt description!!!!!!!!!


110 posted on 09/14/2005 6:34:03 PM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) USSG Warning: portable sewing machines cause broken ankles)
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To: Sub-Driver

Any man who loves Hitch's movies is a man who has a good head on his shoulders and Roberts stands heads and shoulders above his inquisitors.


111 posted on 09/14/2005 6:44:58 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Spunky

And be aware that understanding Hitchcock means knowing the rules of his film techniques among which is that policemen and politicians are usually the bumbling fools.

I wonder if Roberts knows this and naming a Hitchcock film was a back door way of slamming these fools.


112 posted on 09/14/2005 6:50:18 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
He should have told them his favorite movie was "Advise and Consent"

Ah, that was a great movie. They never came out and said what Brig's problem was. You had to be a sophisticated adult to get it. Today's movies have no subtlety.

113 posted on 09/14/2005 6:58:31 PM PDT by thathamiltonwoman
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To: Sub-Driver

Should have played with Schumer by saying 'Fahrenheit 9/11'. And loves watching 'West Wing' with his family.


114 posted on 09/14/2005 7:15:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

A Lion in Winter

Sheesh, this is too easy


115 posted on 09/14/2005 7:24:47 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: metalurgist

Absotively Posolutely!


116 posted on 09/14/2005 9:12:01 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Publius6961

""He's back to New York bringing justice to the streets..."

Schumer's nightmare...LOL!


117 posted on 09/14/2005 9:18:43 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: KosmicKitty

Stalag 17 BUMP (how could I forget!)


118 posted on 09/14/2005 10:20:37 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Sicon
Yes, Schumer, Kennedy and Biden owe IQ points. But I am serious when I say that Ron Wyden of Oregon has to be the single stupidest member of the US Senate. He's the kind of guy my mother would describe as not having gotten in line for "brains" because he thought they'd said "trains."

His lack of intelligence is downright stunning. It is a good thing, however, that he's not on this particular committee. 4 brain-dead Senators would be just too much.

119 posted on 09/15/2005 3:13:45 AM PDT by kellynch (I am excessively diverted ~~Jane Austen)
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To: SkyPilot
"The Birdcage"

OMG I could never sit through more than a minute of that hideous movie

120 posted on 09/15/2005 5:57:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Bassfire

True Lies - I can watch that every day

Also Armegeddon


121 posted on 09/15/2005 5:59:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wondered when they were going to get to the video rentals.


122 posted on 09/15/2005 6:00:51 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1 (Lock-n-load!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish he had said, "Napoleon Dynamite"


123 posted on 09/15/2005 6:01:43 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Never forget Terri Schindler)
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To: KosmicKitty

"We are no longer the knights who say "Ni"- We are now the knights who say "Icky Icky Icky Icky ptang whoo-poing"


124 posted on 09/15/2005 6:02:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Sub-Driver

After that Roberts proceeded to lecture Schumer on what was appropriate for him to answer and what was not. He then told Chuckie that he wasn't going say how he would rule on an issue just to win a Senators vote for confirmation.


125 posted on 09/15/2005 6:05:26 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Cheburashka

I have to say I think the cinematography is good.

Agreed! Although, I was disappointed to learn that much of Dr. Z was shot in Spain -- in the heat of summer -- no wonder you can't see the actors' breath when they talk!


126 posted on 09/15/2005 6:10:49 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Mr. K

"Bring us a shrubbery!!"

And the killer rabbit!!


127 posted on 09/15/2005 6:45:24 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
He should have told them his favorite movie was "Advise and Consent"

LOL. That would have been a classic answer.

128 posted on 09/15/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: KosmicKitty

".. FOR DEATH AWAITS you with NASTY BIG POINTY TEETH..."


129 posted on 09/15/2005 8:34:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: kellynch
Ron Wyden of Oregon has to be the single stupidest member of the US Senate

Ahem...

(O.K. So Oregon and Washington place one and two.)

130 posted on 09/15/2005 5:48:54 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
North by Northwest is a very good movie, but not nearly as good as Rear Window or Strangers on a Train. Trust The Ghost Of FReepers Past on this matter. LOL!

Trust but verify. The best Alfred Hitchock movies (IMHO) are two classics made before he came to America: The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes.

BTW, Roberts should have cited Bob Hope's 1940 film, The Ghost Breakers, if only for this clip.

131 posted on 09/15/2005 5:56:39 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Cheburashka
I have to say I think the cinematography is good.

"That's cinema-pho-tography!"

132 posted on 09/15/2005 6:04:50 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/cinematography

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/cinemaphotography


133 posted on 09/16/2005 1:19:03 AM PDT by Cheburashka
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To: Chi-townChief

My favorite Hitchcock (haven't seen them all) is "Shadow of a Doubt", also with Joseph Cotten.


134 posted on 09/16/2005 1:22:01 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Stultis
Sorry, I didn't notice that it's the esteemed Chuckie Schumer (Moron-NY) who thinks that cinema-pho-tography is a word.

I didn't realize you were mocking his linguistic brilliance.
135 posted on 09/16/2005 1:29:33 AM PDT by Cheburashka
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To: Stultis

Oh my God! I'd forgotten about her! :eek:


136 posted on 09/16/2005 4:09:59 AM PDT by kellynch (I am excessively diverted ~~Jane Austen)
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To: azcap

Now THAT'S one of my favorites!


137 posted on 09/16/2005 4:14:44 AM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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