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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Weekend Open Thread

And remember, my weekends end on Tuesday.

A nice full bag of weekend goodies for everyone..

Bush Speech: I can't lie, I didn't watch a single minute because I was working. However I read the transcripts and every analysis/editorial known to man and it was nothing outside of the usual Bush rhetoric except for these three lines:
I think people are opposing my nominees because they don't like the judicial philosophy of the people I've nominated. And some would like to see judges legislate from the bench. That's not my view of the proper role of a judge.

Role of religion in our society? I view religion as a personal matter. I think a person ought to be judged on how he or she lives his life or lives her life.

The great thing about America is that you should be allowed to worship any way you want. And if you chose not to worship, you're equally as patriotic as somebody who does worship. And if you choose to worship, you're equally American if you're a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim.

Full transcript [Chicago Sun-Times]

Interesting. Usually I'd write this off as Bush being full of shit, but I got to thinking about it and it makes perfect sense. Bush is struggling in his second term, most presidents do because, for whatever reason, they quickly become lame ducks. Clinton struggled between 1996-1998. People aren't getting behind his social security plans. John Bolton is struggling as a candidate for the U.N. ambassador position. Many Republicans and Democrats alike aren't exactly thrilled with the Congressional leadership.

So Bush has to take back his party. He can't have DeLay using his position as a fantasy golf camp and Bill Frist is out saying that people not of his party hate Christians, basically ignorant stuff. Plus many are starting to think the Christian wing of the right are controlling everything. So Bush wanted to say..Hey guys, the buck still stops in Crawford, Texas...

Or he was just full of shit.

He also went over his time so NBC, Fox and CBS had to cancel him and succumb to big ratings while ABC wonder where they went wrong. [AP]


Jacko Trial: I never knew Jacko was the pimp that he is but he's got his ex-wife just begging for him on the stands. Fox News had reported that Rowe planned on saying that Jackson never actually fathered his kids. The prosecution expected her to say that her 2003 interview praising Jackson was scripted..

Oops, somebody messed up.

Instead Rowe said that she was never forced to say anything positive about Jackson and furthermore went to blast the people he keeps close to him as vultures [MSNBC/Newsweek].

Personally this is exactly what the prosecution deserved. The L.A. district attorneys never learn. They didn't learn with O.J. and they aren't learning now. They decided that it was more important to humiliate Jackson than actually put him on trial for molestation. Ok, good job, we all knew he was fucked up. Look at him! Now what? Oh yeah, you've got no case. Just give it up right now and start apologizing.


Holmes on Cruise Control: Those scientologists get all the chicks. For the diminutive Tom Cruise he's jumped from Kidman to Penelope and now the Midwestern sweetheart Katie Holmes. They are 16 years apart but apparently Holmes has been waiting for this one from the beginning according to this snippet from her IMDB bio [link]

"I think every little girl dreams about her wedding. I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise."

Good for her. And hell not a bad pickup for Tom either, especially considering he's gay right? Meanwhile I need to get with the Kabbalah, apparently it's a good place to meet women.


New GAP ads: I saw this today over at Cam's place and I must say that dumping Sarah Jessica Parker for Joss Stone was the RIGHT move [Reuters]. On looks alone Joss is definitely hitting 7.5 on the Alba scale.

And considering she's actually very talented, probably moreso than Alba, that puts her right at a strong 8.5 overall. Now only if she'd dump that douche that gave her the "promise ring".


There Goes the Bride: We thought Jennifer Wilbanks was abducted, in actuality she was just scared. The Georgia peach admitted she lied about her kidnapping and took a bus ride to New Mexico [NYT].
"We're so proud Jennifer is alive and well," said the spokesman, Mike Satterfield, who is Ms. Wilbanks's uncle. "It has been determined Jennifer had some issues the family was not aware of. The family would appreciate some time and space to assist Jennifer in dealing with these issues."

Allright, so here's the discussion question. You're the guy, do you still go through with the wedding or not? Do you just need time to regain trust or is the entire union broken? Our lines are open.

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