December 15th, 2004


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David Brooks talks truth about the White House economic summit. (Note: mentions flying underwear.)

Senate Democrats announced plans yesterday for wide-ranging hearings to examine Bush administration policies and conduct, saying the Republicans who control both houses of Congress have abdicated responsibility for oversight of the GOP administration.

Analysts say soldiers' trials raise important questions about battlefield leadership and rules of engagement.

A growing number of US parents are selecting the sex of their children.

The prospect of a Shiite leader with close ties to Iran coming to power raises the brooding issue of Iran's future influence in Iraq.

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Fritz Hollings is on his way out of Congress, so he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Zell Miller makes his new home at Fox News. Big shock.

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New trailers seen recently:
* Are We There Yet? - This only looked terrible, until they got to the scene where Ice Cube gets in a fistfight with a deer.
* Batman Begins - New, longer more detailed trailer, and man, lookin' nice. Really.
* Be Cool - Looks entertaiing. And I never even saw Get Shorty. But I'm a sucker for Pulp Fiction references and OMG the Rock has an *afro*! WTF mate?
* Constantine - The trailer actually looked pretty good. I just wish it wasn't based on the comic book.
* Dark Water - Jennifer Connelly in another ghost horror movie based off a Japanese ghost horror movie. Etc., etc. But, surprising supporting cast.
* Elektra - Hmmm. Possibly. Really, can't be worse than Daredevil. (Or CAN it?)
* Hitch - Wild horses couldn't drag me there.
* Mr. and Mrs. Smith - Mmmaybe. I'd rather it was someone other than Brad Pitt.
* The New World - Uh, a costume drama with Colin Farrell as explorer John Smith. Interesting supporting cast, but, uh, yeah.
* The Wedding Crashers - Oh hells no. Even wih Owen Wilson, who deserves better.
* XXX: State of the Union - Ice Cube can only improve the franchise. And I do love Willem Dafoe. Still, crap.

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How do I know it's actually wintertime? Stalin doesn't just spend the entire day sleeping on my bed amymore. Now he spends the entire day sleeping on my bed curled up under the covers.

Forgot to mention something from over the weekend: finally watched the Moonlighting "Taming of the Shrew" episode, and yes, teh tape survived. And still amusing! In a Moonlighting sort of way. Afterwards, Operative X and I then went through the rest of the tape and watched the terrible, terrible commercials. Oh, lordy.

Um, more rambling later. Still too unfocused.