Category Archives: Middle East

Catching up: Filibusters, Iran and Thor.

I’m currently deep into editing “Glengarry Glen Styx”. (First assemblage is done.  I still have fine cutting, sound mixing and color correction ahead of me.) So, I’m going to make this quick. THE NUCLEAR OPTION: Yes, it could wind up … Continue reading

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Putin on the Spot.

I’m not going to lie. The last couple of weeks following this Syria nonsense has left me feeling more frazzled then usual. Seriously, last weekend I had real bacon and eggs for the first time in months. There’s nothing like … Continue reading

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President Obama: Here we go again.

Yeah.  Good speech. And yes, at this point, saying Obama can give a good speech is like saying Jessica Alba has a nice tush.  The default response to either statement is “So…?” Yes, he defended Medicare and Social Security.  But … Continue reading

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My two cents on the Oscar nominations of 2013 and the “Cloud Atlas”, “Zero Dark Thirty” snubs.

Given the fact that I rarely make it out to the movies nowadays, I’m not going to try to make anything resembling a prediction about who’s going to win what.  But I do have a few words to say about … Continue reading

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How to make a terrorist.

Take one male or female child. Add a loving family. Then add one missile. Then subtract the family. Then add years of grief and and pain and rage. Then add a group that says “We will give you an outlet … Continue reading

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Gaza…

What Dr Cole says… Other than that…fuck it.  I got nothing. Except… No, fuck it.  Too Goddamn Angry! Fuck!

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The Romney Tape and the perils of over confidence.

Yes, the full tape came out yesterday.  I haven’t seen the whole thing yet. And considering that I’d sooner drive a railroad spike into my scortum then vote for Romney, I’m wondering if I want to waste my time sitting … Continue reading

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Libya and bad filmmaking as a WMD.

Despite the occasional hyperbolic comment you may find on “Ain’t It Cool News”, no movie is worth a human life.  Let alone the ones in Libya. And the ones who turned this into a blood fest should be condemned. But let’s … Continue reading

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Israel to America: Don’t worry your pretty little head about Iran.

Aw, Fuck No! WASHINGTON — Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a … Continue reading

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RANDOM NOTES: March 23, 2011. (The “Holy Crap, I’m behind” edition.)

-Wow. Libya…so that happened. To be honest, I am deeply ambivalent about this whole thing.  On the one hand, holy shit, we’re in another war in the Middle East!  On the other hand, Kaddafi is a murderous son of a … Continue reading

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