November 19th, 2005


nice work, guys

So, tonight, the Republicans submitted a bill in Congress calling for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. This was, of course, quickly defeated; they submitted it so it could be voted down.

Now, this political stunt might have made bigger headlines ("Congress votes to support the war!") and would be leverage for their political ads. Except, well, the same night, a bigger story broke: the top commander in Iraq submitting plans for withdrawal, as early as a couple months from now.

Oh, and on an unrelated note, Republicans hate Springsteen.

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New trailers:
* Over the Hedge - Hadn't heard about this coming up, but wow. Great animation, Dreamworks outdid themselves. Good cast, too. And I cracked up a couple times, so, looks decent.
* Happy Feet - According to this trailer, it's an animated movie about a bunch of penguins dancing, and then hugging. Methinks they might want to reveal a bit more of the plot, if there is one.
* King Kong - OK, not a new trailer, but hot damn, this one is a treat. Can't get enough of it. Audience (and a certain someone) totally won over.
* Superman Returns - Divided on this one. The visuals are pretty damn keen. DC is totally going to take the box office back from Marvel if Marvel doesn't do something about it fast. Talking it over with Selene later, though, I realized they really didn't show much of anything in the trailer. Yes, some visuals, and yes, the costume, but there was no plot, no arc, no action. It would have been fine as a teaser trailer, except it was the length of a regular trailer. One point off for not even mentioning Kevin Spacey, one point added for Marlon Brando voiceover. Anyways, lookin' sharp.

and then I had a day where I didn't get anything done

Post editorial on Woodward protecting his sources.

More on Bush's war on journalism.

Great read: BAGnewsNotes profiles Alito.

"The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that 'intelligent design' isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms."

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Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gamma breaks new records. It's a new world order.

Online dating agencies sued for fraud, and accused of sending employees out on dates.