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12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Crystal Eager to Pound... · 11 replies · -58 points

Let's not kid ourselves, folks. This economy ain't "bumbling" -- it's actually improving. The stock market is going up and unemployment is going down, which means Obama is going to be re-elected in a walk and if you think I am happy about that, you're crazy.

I deplore the European, "statist" form of democracy Obama loves and is nudging us closer to. I deplore Political Correctness which seems to be running riot in this country. And I deplore the Presidents relativistic stance on foreign affairs, particularly regarding the Arab states.

That's a lot to deplore, folks. But this guy seems to just catch the lucky breaks when he needs them most (the housing crisis, the McCain nomination, etc).

Hope I'm wrong... but I doubt I am.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - 'J. Edgar' Blu-ray Rev... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, I'm a textbook example of one of those "Hollywood people" you're talking about. I have few qualms about referring to my beliefs as Libertarian. (And, as it happens, most of my beliefs ARE Libertarian).

But if I went ahead and called myself Conservative, well, look out!

12 years ago @ - Piers Morgan, Comedian... · 2 replies · +9 points

Damn. Because he always keeps his politics to himself, I used to think Carrel might be (gasp!) a Hollywood Conservative. Wrong again.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - The Top 10 Best Film C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, OUT OF AFRICA's among the most moving and melodic scores ever written.

Sorry but there's just no way of compiling a list of the top 10 movie composers when three-times that number (at least) of genius tune-smiths have been working that trade for the last eighty years.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Comedy Cowards: ‘SNL... · 1 reply · +8 points

It sickens me when this show (and so many others) is so nakedly partisan toward the Dems and Progressive issues in general. Maybe that's why the sketch "Hows He Doing?" sounds bracingly funny and refreshingly candid about Obama's invulnerable appeal to certain voters.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Alec Baldwin: Andrew B... · 1 reply · +33 points

Can we please all just remember what an unreconstructed asshat Baldwin is the next time he goes and says something mildly conservative -- which he does like once or twice a year -- and dozens of BH'ers all rally to his side? He is as Liberal as LIberal gets.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Welcome to China!: Whi... · 1 reply · +3 points

What's interesting is that the Chinese themselves are conservative in their lifestyle. It's still a communist country, absolutely, but Chinese citizens are for the most part modest in their customs and sexuality. Wonder if Hollwyood will modify its product accordingly.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Like A Boss: Springste... · 1 reply · +11 points

I loved GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK NJ and THE WILD THE INNOCENT AND THE E STREET SHUFFLE and BORN TO RUN... and I dig a few tracks on DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN and a few scattered tracks on most of his albums since then (like THUNDERCRACK, LUCKY TOWN and THE LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS) but most of Bruce's output since the late 1970s has been spotty.

He is an enormously talented guy but like his equally gifted singer/songwrtier buddy Jackson Browne, the man has NO CLUE when it comes to politics.

None whatsoever.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - BH Interview: Radio Ho... · 4 replies · +9 points

Yeah, what's so dismaying about what Medved is saying here is that I see no solution for it. And I'm sorry, folks, but just saying "Well, we'll create our OWN content then" is incredibly simplistic and impractical in the real world of film and televsion, because for all intents and purposes, THEY control content and distribution.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Hollywood Still Eager ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm no Liberal but let's not promote false information, Syrin -- unemployment and poverty are not at "record" levels. Far from it.

The debt, on the other hand, is (and it may sink us).