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  • 'White House Down' flops at the box office: What went wrong?

    07/01/2013 12:54:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 102 replies
    zap2it ^ | July 1, 2013
    "White House Down" was supposed to be one of the surefire hits of the summer. Channing Tatum became a bona fide movie star last year with a sleeper hit trifecta of "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike" (not to mention being named People's Sexiest Man Alive). Jamie Foxx was coming off his biggest box office success to date with the Oscar nominated "Django Unchained." And director Roland Emmerich has experience both directing blockbuster hits ("2012," "The Day After Tomorrow") and destroying the White House in a patriotic summer movie sensation ("Independence Day"). But even with that pedigree and...
  • Our theocracy nightmare: President Palin’s martial law (Here's their real fear - she's effective)

    06/29/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2013 | Frederic C. Rich
    What if McCain/Palin won, then McCain died -- and a terror attack followed. Apocalyptic fiction from a nightmare It is obvious in retrospect that only an external attack like that on 7/22 could have saved the Palin presidency. Without it, would any of what followed have happened? I doubt it. The Democrats would have recaptured both the White House and Senate that fall. The culture wars would have simmered on, but the evangelical movement’s momentum on the path toward political power would have been lost. I would be installed in my corner office downtown, practicing law. I would probably have...
  • "Family Guy" has gone too far: upcoming episode censored (Lois had the abortion)

    08/10/2009 3:27:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies · 2,402+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/7/2009 | Amy Eisinger
    They’re known for pushing the envelope, but this time “Family Guy” has gone too far, says Fox. The network known for politically incorrect cartoons and shows like "More to Love" has declined to air an episode of "Family Guy" that features a graphic depiction of an abortion, according to a Reuters report. The episode will be included on DVD. Set to run next season, the episode follows Lois Griffin, the family’s matriarch, as she becomes a surrogate mother for an infertile couple. After the couple is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, Lois is left with a tough decision about...
  • MSN: Could rising gas prices kill the suburbs?

    08/16/2006 3:25:03 AM PDT · by quesney · 36 replies · 872+ views
    MSN ^ | August 16, 2006 | Marilyn Lewis
    When a high-cost commute reaches the point of no-return, home buyers will start finding houses closer to work. In fact, some already are. ---------- Rising fuel costs are being blamed for everything from soaring utility costs to lower retail sales and higher airline tickets. And now, experts say high gas prices could reshape U.S. cities. "Most analysts believe that crude oil prices in the $50s and $60s will be with us for some time," says Stuart Gabriel, director of the Lusk Center, a think tank at the University of Southern California devoted to studying real estate forces and trends. There's...
  • Bush faces battle to regain political clout

    President George W. Bush is battling eroded public confidence in his leadership over issues like Iraq, the economy and corruption as he seeks to recapture his political clout before November's elections. Bush, forced to scale back the scope of his second-term plans as his approval ratings sank to record lows for his presidency in late 2005, gets a fresh chance to jump-start his agenda with his State of the Union speech at the end of the month. Analysts expect few bold new initiatives from an embattled president who jettisoned the centerpiece of his second-term agenda, an overhaul of Social Security,...
  • A Whitehouse without Rove?

    11/06/2005 7:04:09 AM PST · by CommieCutter · 35 replies · 910+ views
    Posted Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005 He's weary. his wife and only child, who is approaching college, miss him. He has monstrous legal bills. His unique bond with the President is under stress. His most important work is done. Karl Rove's colleagues don't know exactly when it will happen, but they are already laying out the reasons they will give for the departure of the man President George W. Bush dubbed the architect. A Roveless Bush seemed unthinkable just a few months ago. But that has changed as the President's senior adviser and deputy chief of staff remains embroiled in the...
  • After the love (for Bill) is gone - THE WAY WE WERE (The left still crying over Clinton-Gore)

    10/02/2005 9:33:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,313+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 1, 2005, 6:57PM | By NORA EPHRON
    After the love (for Bill) is gone THE WAY WE WERE Writer recalls the betrayal that ended their political affair I BROKE up with Bill a long time ago. It's always hard to remember love — years pass and you say to yourself, was I really in love or was I just kidding myself? Was I really in love or was I just pretending he was the man of my dreams? Was I really in love or was I just desperate? But when it came to Bill, I'm pretty sure it was the real deal. I loved the guy. As...
  • One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (2005)

    08/11/2005 5:15:49 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 44 replies · 919+ views
    Yahoo Movie reviews ^ | 08/11/05 | None
    The film retraces George McGovern's bold and grassroots presidential campaign of 1972 - a campaign that fought to the bitter end for peace and justice... a campaign that positioned ideas and people first... and, for a myriad of reasons, it was a campaign crushed in workmanlike fashion by the Butcher from Whittier, Richard Nixon. The tragedy of the '72 campaign is this: George McGovern might have been the only candidate to run for President in the 20th Century who truly understood what an incredible monument America could be to the human race.
  • Rove Death Watch, Part 2

    07/13/2005 5:56:43 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 17 replies · 903+ views
    Slate ^ | 7/13/05 | Timothy Noah
    Wherein your correspondent corrects some misconceptions.Why aren't the major newspapers running editorials calling for Karl Rove's resignation? The Washington Post is silent. So is the Los Angeles Times. Maybe they're waiting for more information. But what more do they have to know? The White House deputy chief of staff revealed the identity of an undercover CIA employee to Time magazine. He did this solely for the purpose of attacking the credibility of an administration critic. He did not check first to find out whether said CIA employee was undercover. Or perhaps he knew and didn't care. Either way, such reckless...
  • Orhanizing a Protest of the Democrats ZOT! (but first I have to learn to spell)

    07/07/2004 12:30:35 PM PDT · by liberals need not apply · 92 replies · 1,378+ views
    I am trying to organize a protest of the new Deomcratic government after Kerry wins the Presidency and the Democrats take back the House and Senate. Does any of my fellow freepers have suggestions for a time and place to conduct this protest? Thanks.
  • Roland Emmerich: Ein Spätentwickler wettert los ("Day After Tomorrow" Director Hates Bush-MUST READ)

    05/27/2004 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 33 replies · 284+ views
    RP Online via Tim Blair ^ | May 28, 2004 | "werner"
    Roland Emmerich, the German director of "The Day after Tomorrow" made these illuminating remarks in interviews in the German press. It says a lot about him but also about the Hollywood mindset. Here is the German original, the translation of the excerpt is mine. Do you think he would say this to American audiences? Q: Will the anti-Bush mood outside of America be conducive to the success of the film? A: I had no idea that Bush would get up to all the things he did eventually. During the last election campaign I was already writing the script. I hope...