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  • DC Comics Reminds the World That Superman Is a Refugee

    06/20/2018 6:32:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Comic Book ^ | June 20, 2018 | Nicole Drum
    If you're a fan of comic books then you likely know Superman's story. Sent to Earth as a baby by his parents just before his home planet Krypton was destroyed, he was raised by a kind couple on a farm in Kansas and grew up to be the world's greatest hero. It's a classic tale. It also means that Superman, one of our most iconic heroes, is a refugee. That's why, for World Refugee Day, DC Comics is reminding fans of Superman's origin and urging people to "be like Superman and stand up for what's right" in a post to...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Should Have Gone Nuclear on James Comey (Would Trump really lock her up?)

    09/07/2017 3:54:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 6, 2017 | Gideon Resnick
    The Democratic nominee regrets not going on the attack more during the campaign—and wondered whether Trump really would ‘lock her up,’ she writes in her new book, ‘What Happened.’ When FBI Director James Comey said on July 5, 2016, that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a criminal case against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server but that her behavior was “extremely careless,” the candidate was particularly bothered by the second part of his statement. “My first instinct was that my campaign should hit back hard and explain to the public that Comey had badly overstepped his...
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s all about true love – not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. “The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen,” reported Deadline’s Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, “Southside With You,” will detail the Obama couple’s “epic first date” the summer of 1989 – consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. “Get On Up” actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama – but the real question...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Terrorist Ayers (Hussein's best friend) Confesses Sharing Obama's 'Dreams'

    11/27/2013 12:16:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/26/13
    Trust: We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself? Rumors that Obama's violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true. Obama has always claimed authorship of his bestselling "Dreams From My Father." But Ayers is telling a different story. In promoting his new book, "Public Enemy," Ayers' publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on that says Ayers "finally 'confesses' that he did write 'Dreams From My Father.'"
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • Climate science update: from bad to worse (7C degrees temperature rise, 3 foot sea level rise.)

    11/24/2009 12:43:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 109 replies · 2,523+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/24/09 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) – The planet could warm by seven degrees Celsius (10.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and sea levels could rise by more than a metre (3.25 feet) by 2100, scenarios that just two years ago were viewed as improbable, scientists said on Tuesday. In the widest overview on global warming since a landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2007, the authors said manoeuvering room for tackling the carbon crisis was now almost exhausted. The 64-page "Copenhagen Diagnosis" aims at the December 7-18 UN conference in Denmark, tasked with forging a planet-wide deal on greenhouse-gas...
  • DHP (Movie) Review: Frost/Nixon

    12/12/2008 11:41:38 AM PST · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 673+ views ^ | December 12th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: Frost/Nixon by Dirty Harry Friday, December 12th, 2008 Frost/Nixon is a full on respectable, accomplished and intelligent retelling of the now famous series of interviews English television personality David Frost conducted with disgraced former President Nixon in 1977, just a few years after Nixon’s resignation. No on can argue a successful stageplay has been transformed into a beautifully shot narrative with two memorable performances by Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost. The film holds your attention and reeks of competence from beginning to end. All that’s missing is a point. Since 1976’s All The President’s...
  • Agité mais pas secoué, la France découvre James Bond

    01/01/2007 4:29:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 404+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/1/07 | Adam Sage
    Academics are to deconstruct the spy Author campared to Zola and Balzac Dozens of distinguished academics are to meet in Paris on a mission to plug a yawning gap in French culture — the study of James Bond. They will debate such topics as Bond’s influence on the British identity, on capitalism, geopolitics, gastronomy and sexuality. The intellectuals are to attend the three-day conference — organised by the French National Library, the universities of Nanterre and Versailles, and the European Centre for Audiovisual Writing — this month. The organisers say that they hope to demonstrate that the spy is a...
  • Report: Hamas agrees on 1,000 prisoners for Shalit

    10/05/2006 3:39:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 720+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/5/6 | staff
    The Damascus-based Hamas leadership has agreed on principal to release kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, according to a report that will be published in the Arab-Israeli newspaper A-Sinara on Friday in Nazareth. The report, which was based on senior Arab and Palestinian sources, said Hamas would be willing to free Shalit, recognize Israel, and acknowledge previous agreements, on the condition that Israel agree to allow Hamas leaders from Damascus to come to the Gaza Strip, and release some 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners. Israeli sources had yet to confirm the report.
  • Hogan's Heroes hurt PoWs

    07/12/2006 10:08:10 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 152 replies · 3,008+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 July 2006 | Neil Wilson
    COLONELS Klink and Hogan and Sgt Schultz of the sitcom Hogan's Heroes have done real PoWs of the Nazis no favours, a federal minister says. (Australian) Veterans' Affairs Minister Bruce Billson said that thanks to Hollywood, those in German and Italian prison camps in World War II were wrongly perceived by many as having had a fairly easy time. Mr Billson, 40, said after launching this year's Weary Dunlop Medical Research appeal that he watched repeats of Hogan's Heroes as a child. But he had a totally different view as he now considered whether European PoWs should be given a...
  • Cannes critics left cold at Da Vinci Code screening

    05/16/2006 6:06:33 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 26 replies · 851+ views
    reuters ^ | may 16, 2006 | Mike Collett-White and Kerstin Gehmlich
    CANNES, France (Reuters) - Journalists gave eagerly awaited film "The Da Vinci Code" a cool reception at its first press screening on Tuesday, a day ahead of the world premiere of the adaptation of Dan Brown's controversial novel. The release of the big-budget Hollywood thriller has already prompted a wave of protests from Christians across the world who believe the theories put forward in the novel are blasphemous. One of the central characters suggests Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and they established a dynasty which elements within the Church would stop at nothing to try to cover up. The outcry...
  • "A Million Little Rigoberta Menchus" (Will Liberals Demand TRUTH From OTHER Phony Books?)

    01/26/2006 2:02:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 356+ views
    Self | January 26, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I just got done watching the Oprah interview where she tore author James Frey apart for lying in his "memoir," "A Million Little Pieces." Others joined in such as Richard Cohen and Frank Rich who DEMANDED honesty in memoir books that are supposedly non-fiction. Not too much of a problem for these folks to make such a demand on Frey since his lying "memoir" is non-political but would they make such demands on lying "memoirs" by liberals? "I, Rigoberta Menchu" leaps to mind since it is supposed to be the TRUE memoir of a Central American Indian who was oppressed...
  • Mormon connection to Masons explored ahead of 'Da Vinci Code' sequel

    01/20/2006 10:28:11 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 412 replies · 7,284+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1/13/06 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Dan Brown clearly enjoys playing with legends, history, symbols and secrets. And readers' minds. In his best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, Brown wove all these - real and imagined - into a breathless mystery about Christianity, Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine that has spawned an industry of de-coders eager to separate fact from fiction.     Now that he has turned his attention to the mysteries of Freemasonry, the centuries-old fraternal order, the new book also might deal with Mormonism.    But rather than announce the Da Vinci sequel in a news release, Brown embedded tantalizing clues to its subject...
  • Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed'

    07/13/2004 7:53:28 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 28 replies · 1,513+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed' Tuesday, July 13, 2004 •'Outfoxed' Attempts to Show FOX News' Bias•FOX News Channel Statement on 'Outfoxed' In the film "Outfoxed," four people are identified as former employees of FOX News. FOX News officials, saying their employment history was misrepresented, issued the following clarification: • Alexander Kippen is referred to as a “former FOX News producer” when in fact he was never employed by FOX News Channel. He was an employee of WTTG-TV, a FOX affiliate** in Washington, DC. • Frank O'Donnell is referred to as a “FOX News producer” in film materials, which is...
  • Roger Ebert: (Fahrenheit) '9/11': Just the facts? (in defense of Michael Moore documentaries)

    06/21/2004 12:55:24 AM PDT · by weegee · 71 replies · 3,948+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 18, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    A reader writes: "In your articles discussing Michael Moore's film 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' you call it a documentary. I always thought of documentaries as presenting facts objectively without editorializing. While I have enjoyed many of Mr. Moore's films, I don't think they fit the definition of a documentary." That's where you're wrong. Most documentaries, especially the best ones, have an opinion and argue for it. Even those that pretend to be objective reflect the filmmaker's point of view. Moviegoers should observe the bias, take it into account and decide if the film supports it or not. Michael Moore is a liberal...
  • PBS rips candidate Thomas Jefferson

    06/16/2004 11:40:23 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    In the event you missed it, last week's PBS show "Washington Week in Review" discussed the presidential campaign between John Kerry, George Bush, Ralph Nader and Thomas Jefferson. Here is a transcript of the segment: Gwen Ifill (Host): It's not surprising that John Kerry and George Bush are still running neck and neck, but the big news of the week is the huge drop in the polls for Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. CBS is now projecting that he will get fewer votes than Ralph Nader. Michael Duffy (Time Magazine): I have never seen a candidate with such radical ideas and...
  • Michael Moore and Me

    05/26/2004 1:37:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 279+ views
    A FEW YEARS AGO Michael Moore, who's now promoting an anti-President Bush movie entitled Fahrenheit 9/11, announced he'd gotten the goods on me, indeed hung me out to dry on my own words. It was in his first bestselling book, Stupid White Men. Moore wrote he'd once been "forced" to listen to my comments on a TV chat show, The McLaughlin Group. I had whined "on and on about the sorry state of American education," Moore said, and wound up by bellowing: "These kids don't even know what The Iliad and The Odyssey are!" Moore's interest was piqued, so the...
  • FAHRENHEIT 9/11 Wins Palme D'Or at CANNES! OLDBOY Picks Up Prize Too! (AICN on the awards)

    05/25/2004 12:51:38 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 337+ views
    Ain't It Cool ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2004 | Harry Knowles
    Hey folks, Harry here... the word from Cannes has just come in... a jubilant ecstatic phone call from a geek in Cannes ran down the winners and it seems that Michael Moore just accepted the Palme D'Or for FAHRENHEIT 9/11!!! Perhaps a political no-brainer... but my inner and outer Liberal screams "YESSSSS!," while the cautionary side worries about a jury headed by Quentin bestowing the top prize to any film that Harvey Weinstein is a producer of... BUT - at the same time I have no doubt that FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is the sort of emotional film that brands its message...