Holy geek-a-mole!

I gotta see this movie! When I was a kid I thought this one was really groovy:

(This is an open thread – we kinda trashed the last one)

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57 Responses to Holy geek-a-mole!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Let’s PAR-TAY!

  2. votermom says:

    I really want to watch it too.

    Okay, everyone who got mad in the last thread — pick a side – Cowboy or Alien.

  3. Three Wickets says:

  4. votermom says:

    I liked this movie which was basically Vikings vs Aliens

  5. Lola-at-Large says:

    I gotta say, I’m all in for cowboys!

  6. glennmcgahee says:

    You know what? I’m extremely busy this few past weeks but I’ve been comoiing here often although I aint got the time. Its alot o fun. My friends are here and the groupthink is terrific. We’ve all experienced the same emotions and there’s a melding of the minds. We don’t even have to talk about it. We relate. Thanks clown and thanks again. I’ll party with ya.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Gotta go with cowboy and Angelina’s dad 😀

    • Jadzia says:

      I saw Angelina’s dad at a restaurant in BH last year. He was kibitizing with, I think, Brian Wilson, and looked like a little old man.

  8. yttik says:

    You trashed the last thread?! How dare you people trash a whole thread without me! That’s okay, just don’t ask me to clean anything up or pay for the damages. You’re on your own.

    I like that cheesy vampire movie with George Clooney. It just makes me laugh. I like the part where the preacher who has lost his faith makes a cross to keep the vamps away, but because he’s got no faith, his cross is made out of two shotguns.

  9. Karma says:

    Saw that trailer the other night….gasp…Cowboys and Aliens….

    Here is another good movie…it’s sorta a dance scene.

    • Karma says:

      We just saw him and Deep Purple a couple weeks ago. Great show.

      It was kinda shocking how many kids were there, but I guess old rockers are kinda tame now. Anyway, this family in front of us had two boys obviously interested in various guitar techniques and chatting up dad about them. While one of the sons had a pretty impressive rocker dance going. It is hard to do and not look like a spaz….lol.

  10. angienc says:

    Betty Ford is dead at 93. Feminist, supporter of equal pay & the ERA. She also raised awareness of breast cancer following her own masectomy & alcoholism, after talking about her problems with it in the 1970s. She will be missed.

    • Karma says:

      A lovely and brave woman who made her own huge impact on the world.

      RIP Mrs Ford….my condolences to her family and friends.

    • JeanLouise says:

      She was also pro-choice. A very admirarble lady.

      She must have been horrified at what the GOP has turned into.

      RIP, Mrs. Ford.

      • angienc says:

        I knew that — can’t believe I forgot the fact that she was pro-choice as well.

        As for her thoughts on the GOP, well, she was known as the first FLOTUS to publicly speak out in opposition to planks in her husband’s party, so I’m sure she’d would have no problem speaking her mind.

  11. SeriousFeministWhoKnows WhatARealFeministLooksLike says:

    Hey, our Magnificent President Awesome has done yet another Unprecedented and Historic Thing!

    He’s presiding over the longest stretch of +8% unemployment since the (first) Great Depression!

    Woohoo! He makes me weep, he truly does. There has never been a man like this evah in politics. I’m tingling all over. Wait..let me go put on one of those titillating and empowering burkas so I can be properly orgasmic over His Historical Historicness. Mine has”The New Camelot” embroidered on it. Isn’t it dreamy? *swoon*

  12. WMCB says:

    Somebody get my damn sockpuppet out of moderation.

  13. Lola-at-Large says:

    I know we’re supposed to party, and I’m gonna, right after I express how outrageous it is that out of all the shit in that stoopid pledge, pornography gets the top headline, suggesting it’s the most outrageous. And the first thing that gets walked back. http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/08/264511/family-leader-clarification/

    What does that say about us as a people? When I think about that, banning pornography doesn’t sound like such a half bad idea. I mean wtf? Alright. Going for the Sangria, even though I want beer (I don’t have beer).

  14. WMCB says:

    Okay, I flipped over to Fox Business channel, just to see what they had to say about the new job numbers.

    They have The Rent Is Too Damn High guy on their panel. I can’t decide if that is the lamest thing ever, or freaking brilliant in a surreal kinda way. LMAO!!


  15. ralphb says:

    Dumbest scandal evah…

    “Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Tuesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis


  16. ralphb says:

    Ace of Spades on tax breaks…

    Cut Expenditures In The Tax Code For… Hollywood

    “Cutting expenditures in the tax code” is Obama’s code for “increase taxes by ending credits and deductions,” of course.

    Meanwhile, Hollywood gets a big fat subsidy for productions in America.

    Here’s the thing: As Russ tried to say with regard to ethanol tax subsidies, it’s hard for conservatives to get too upset that someone is getting a tax break.

    But the problem is that this system is feudal, with the well-connected and politically favored getting a special lower tax rate while the unconnected and politically disfavored pay full freight.

    We pay more so that some can pay less.

    The other interesting thing I note is that liberals always seem to understand that lower taxes spur economic activity — but if and only if it is themselves getting the favorable tax treatment.

    Hollywood of course lobbied for this special break, most likely to keep productions from moving to other countries (first England, and lately, Canada).

    So when it comes to their industry, they get that higher taxes –and higher production costs due to unionized labor!– create a barrier to economic production, and lower taxes and lower production costs due to cheaper labor create an environment for economic creativity.

    But when it comes to every other industry? Every other American?

    Suddenly they get dumb and pretend like they forgot about this.

    Alec Baldwin, I’m sure, is currently the beneficiary of a special break for productions filmed in New York City.

    But will he ever extend his thinking to realize that maybe lower taxes are good for all other sectors, too?

    No, of course not. They want their own Special Rules for Special People, and they want everyone else to pay through the nose to cover the Special People’s compassion-spending.

    • ralphb says:

      If the Left and the Right can’t get together long enough to agree we all hate crony capitalism and feudalism, then we’re sunk.

      • WMCB says:

        This is something I hit on with every single conservative I know. Once you get past the knee-jerk terminology barriers, you realize you are talking about the same damn thing, And they hate it as much as I do, and if we joined forces just on that one issue we could make a huge impact.

        I used to not have a big problems with tax breaks and subsidies, because I realize that some of them do have some beneficial effects. But I’ve come to think, after watching my govt over the years, that the benefits are not worth the downside. Not anymore. We need ONE tax rate, that all companies pay, period. Other than standard deductions for operating costs, there should be no exceptions.

        It just becomes too rife with corruption and favor-trading otherwise. If you cut off the govt’s ability to give special tax favors at all, then you don’t have to keep fighting over this subsidy and that one.

        • jjmtacoma says:

          I don’t know… small businesses (like janitorial services or landscaping) are different from corporations like BOA or AT&T.

          Maybe that isn’t what you mean and I am overthinking for a Friday.

    • Karma says:

      Meanwhile, we have to buy another semi truck because the state of CA has outlawed ours’ based on faulty science from a guy with a fraudulent degree. Our 2002 is paid off and kept in excellent working order. But it will have to be scrapped in order to get some kind of grant from the state for a new/used one. And that is only if we qualify, apparently last month was the deadline to apply for the grant money.

      They said they take the worst cases first. So I can’t help but think that our truck is just old enough to be outlawed, but not old enough to qualify for help as a worst case. Either way, the truck stops rolling in CA, Jan 2014.

      In an economic downturn, with rising fuel prices, less loads for everyone, and tightened credit/higher interest rates. We are still being forced to do this…a mom and pop trucking company.

      I would much rather they keep their money and we keep our truck until it dies and we choose to buy another one. Of course, the big trucking companies will not get hit by this in the same way because they sell off their trucks regularly. With sales teams and tax strategies behind selling their used equipment. But no doubt they will qualify for the grant money too.

    • angienc says:

      They want their own Special Rules for Special People

      Well, in the immortal words of Charlie Sheen:

      “I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitchin’, a total freakin’ rock star from Mars.”

      The fact is, that the only difference between Charlie Sheen & the rest of those in La-La-Land is that he is the only one stupid enough and/or high enough to speak how they all feel.

  17. angienc says:

    Well that was fast — Romney released an ad today throwing Plouffe’s words about “most Americans” don’t care about unemployment numbers right back at him. (I realize this probably belongs a few threads below, but everybody seems to be here now).

  18. WMCB says:

    What didn’t they like – the peace or the prosperity?

    Commentary magazine says Bill Clinton could not win in today’s Democratic Party. More’s the pity:

    Obama’s No Bill Clinton
    Peter Wehner

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page does us the favor of quoting Bill Clinton’s comments last Saturday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, when the former president made the case for cutting corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent and, as a trade off, “eliminate a lot of the deductions so that we still get a fair amount [in revenues], and there’s not so much variance in what the corporations pay.”

    That’s quite a good idea, and Clinton’s remarks are a reminder that whatever his other failures, he was in many respects a constructive intellectual force in the Democratic Party. He moved it toward the center, much as his friend Tony Blair moved the British Labour Party toward the middle, making it not only politically viable but politically successful.

    Both Clinton and Blair achieved impressive political track records. They made their parties stronger, not weaker; and more, not less, appealing.

    Barack Obama, so far at least, has had the opposite effect. His party was thoroughly repudiated in the first mid-term election of his presidency. The same thing happened to Clinton in 1994, though not on the scale that Democrats were defeated in 2010. But by this point in the Clinton presidency the prospects for Democrats were looking up, and in fact, Clinton was well on his way to winning a comfortable re-election. That doesn’t appear to be the case for Obama, who is turning the Democratic Party into a pre-Clinton party, one characterized by unalloyed liberalism.

    It turns out that in almost every respect, Clinton was a more formidable political figure than Obama, and certainly more competent. And as we get closer to 2012, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear Democrats speak longingly of the Clinton Era, as glory days compared to the dangerous, even ruinous, prospects they now face.

    • angienc says:

      Bill Clinton a “more formidable political figure than Obama” and “more competent” to boot? Who could have seen that?

      Oh yeah, US.

      I do feel the need to mention — as ALL of us here know — that loses during the the Clinton first term mid-terms were mainly due to the rash of corruption scandals among Congressional Dems AND not due to a repudiation by the people of Bill Clinton himself (as was the case with the Obama mid-terms — the people were definitely repudiating Obama).

      • Karma says:

        Exactly….with a lot of those incumbent Dems (20 iirc) flat out not running as a result of those scandals.

        They didn’t even bother to try and fight for their seats knowing the mood had turned….on them….not Clinton.

        • angienc says:

          Sorry, Karma — we moved this to the newer thread — you can move your reply too (if you want).

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