Daily Archives: August 7, 2012
Thanks to the Extreme Liberal Blog for showing off this one:
For his next stop, Romney went to Israel and gave a speech comparing the Palestinian culture unfavorably to Israeli culture. When everybody got mad, he said “I never said anything about culture.” He did, you can see it in the transcript provided by his campaign. Then after saying it, and then denying he said it, he wrote an op-ed and said it again. Now, in the Olympics they name a difficult move after the first person to do it in international competition. So from now on, the “Triple Self Contradiction with Vaguely Racist Backflip” will be known as the “Triple Romney”
– Peter Sagal on his NPR show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me…
- Romney Denies, Then Confirms He Was Talking About Palestinian Culture (theatlanticwire.com)
- Mitt: I wasn’t criticizing Palestinian culture (politico.com)
- Racist Romney (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Romney claims he never spoke about Palestinian culture (rawstory.com)
- Jennifer Rubin, Mitt Romney’s top media shill (salon.com)
- Romney drops new clanger in Tel Aviv (morningstaronline.co.uk)
She was one of America’s most widely read film critics for more than three decades and a provocative presence in millions of homes as a regular reviewer on the “Today” show… and she died this morning at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
She began at The New York Herald Tribune, the first woman to be full-time critic for a major American newspaper; went to New York magazine, where she was the founding film critic; and then TV Guide, which most defined her to American readers.
Crist was considered by many to be the most popular film critic ever… but film directors often had a different opinion:
“Inviting her to review one of your pictures is like inviting the Boston Strangler to massage your neck.” – Billy Wilder
The composer won every major award in his career, including three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. He composed more than 40 film scores, including “Sophie’s Choice,” `’Ordinary People” and “Take the Money and Run.” He won his third Oscar for his adaptation of Scott Joplin‘s music for “The Sting.” On Broadway, Hamlisch received the Pulitzer Prize for long-running favorite “The Chorus Line” and wrote “The Goodbye Girl” and “Sweet Smell of Success.”
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details weren’t being released.
Hamlisch had been scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tennessee, this week to see a production of his hit musical “The Nutty Professor.”
- Happy Birthday, Marvin Hamlisch!!! (kidzrockinc.co)
- PSO gives tour of ‘force of nature’ Gershwin (triblive.com)
- Broadway-Bound THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Musical Opens at Nashville’s TPAC Tonight, 7/31 (broadwayworld.com)
While campaigning in Connecticut, President Obama dubbed the tax proposals of his Republican rival an example of “Robin Hood in reverse.” He then gave a crucial name to Mitt‘s pan to take from the poor and give to the rich:
Cheers and laughter followed.
- Obama: Romney tax plan is “Robin Hood in reverse” (cbsnews.com)
- Romney tax plan is “Robin Hood in reverse”: Obama – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Obama: It’s ‘Romneyhood’ (politico.com)
- TRENDING: Obama debuts ‘Romney Hood’ (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)