Thursday, November 10, 2005

Random thoughts - Robertson, election results, and movies

This just in... Pat Robertson is still an idiot, as indicated by his recent statement on the 700 club:

I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city....

And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there.

In case you haven't been following the Dover story, the school board in Dover, Pennsylvania was packed by idiots that wanted to teach "Intelligent Design" in a High School Biology class. They were all up for re-election and they were all voted off the board in Tuesday's election.

Speaking of elections, San Diego elected another old white guy to replace the old white guy mayor that resigned in disgrace. I voted for Donna Frye, so I lost that one.

The nice thing about the election is that all those terrible initiatives were rejected by the state. I was particularly glad that Proposition 73 was voted down, but I'm also particularly disappointed that the majority of San Diego county continue to demonstrate their conservative-Christian/Republican leanings by voting for these things.

Finally, I'd like to mention that Kara and I have attended two sneak preview screenings in the last two weeks, and both movies were worth watching. First up was The Weather Man, starring Nicolas Cage as, well, a weatherman. Gore Verbinski was trying to make his American Beauty, but the result fell a bit short. The movie was entertaining, but nothing spectacular. One scene with a rambling, stream-of-consciousness narration of the private thoughts within the main characters head was probably the funniest scene in a while.

Then, we saw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and it blew the other movie away (and pretty much everything else that has come out this year thus far). The movie stars Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, and a Liv Tyler lookalike (Michelle Monaghan). I went into this movie knowing nothing about it, not even seeing the trailer, so I won't tell you anything about the story. I'll just tell you that it was hilarious and that I will buy it when it comes out on DVD.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Pat Robertson. What a sad character. I suppose if you believe in an all-knowing mystical character like god, then it isn't a far stretch for Pat to believe that he'll rain down horror and strife on people. I don't believe people like Pat are mentally stable. I don't believe he professes an ideology that has to be respected by anyone. I'm the first one to defend free speech. He has a right to say anything he wants. But we have the same right to tell him he's insane and in need of help for his psychosis. There's definitely something wrong with him. He's at least delusional, and at worst a raving lunatic. I'd like to believe most people can recognize that but I don't think most people can.

    Yes - we just re-elected Murphy again. Jerry Sanders is backed by exactly the same people. So, nothing will change. People complain all the time about issues they want changed yet these same people ignorantly elect the same people over and over again. I know for a fact that if Donna Frye were "hot", or even good looking, she would have won. How incredibly sad is that! You can disagree with me but people in this town are idiots. I love living here for everything else, but the politics of this good old boy town piss me off. Well, I hope Sanders can do something about the homeless living downtown, the jails filled unnecessarily with drug addicts, and the pension fund crisis. But I honestly don't believe his ideas will work. They're just old ideas that have been tried already and have failed. Republicans take no risks and that's their fatal flaw.


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