Sunday, February 25, 2007


Congratulations to Academy Award winners Al Gore for "An Inconvenient Truth" and singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge for her song from that film ("I Need To Wake Up")!

While on stage with Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio tried in vain to get Gore to announce he would run for president. When it looked like Gore might be ready to actually announce, the music was cued up and he had to stop speaking! It was quite amusing.

I saw Gore's film, and I believe the award for Best Documentary is well-deserved. I can't wait to hear all the conservative radio talkers moan and whine about Hollywood while trying to make jokes that don't make them sound jealous. It will be fun hearing them try to diss him as they continue their unsuccessful attempts to sell their corporate Kool-Aid!

This has been a good year so far re. the arts! The Dixie Chicks clean up at the Grammy Awards, and Al Gore wins for Best Documentary. The Best Song Oscar goes to Melissa Etheridge, from Gore's movie. The Bush-lovers must be grinding the enamel off of their teeth right about now... heh heh heh!


Blogger J. Marquis said...

Yes, the good guys are finally making some headway.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

: ) : )

It was a very good night, but it could have been slightly better if Gore had said what we've been waiting to hear. Oh well.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

I'm looking foward to seeing Lush Bimbo's take on the whole thing, it ought to be good.

5:03 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

The far left, Hollywood elite are kicking butt. I LOVE IT!

Jimmy Carter said yesterday that he has talked to Gore about getting in the race so much that he thinks Gore may be a little irratated with him. I hope he keeps right on talking to him. I hope Hillary loses steam and peters out soon. Then I hope Al jumps in and talks Obama into running with him. If that should happen, you'll hear me screaming with happiness no matter where you are.

6:10 AM  
Blogger 1138 said...

We need Al.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Oh man, Gore/Obama [drool running down chin]

I also loved the bit last night when Melissa kissed her partner on the lips and then referred to her as her wife. Heh.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Major, it HAS been nice, hasn't it! Now we just need to see Gore win a Nobel Peace Prize and maybe the conservatives will start shutting the f*ck up!!!

Candace, just imagine, many of the socially conservative evangelical types must be feeling enraged about Hollywood today...! Ellen Degeneress hosted the whole thing, and Melissa Etheridge won the Best Song award! Hehehehe! I love it! Let the conservatives squirm!

I think Ellen did a wonderful job as host, and I think Melissa's song was great!! Talent is simply one more thing out of thousands that easily trumps a person's sexual orientation. Both of those women are VERY talented people, IMO.

1138, you're right. We DO need Al. And Lizzy, PoP and Candace, I would be hollering right along with you should Gore enter the race and ask Obama to be his VP.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Marquis? The good guys? I disagree. I merely see it as a different set of bad guys and neutrals winning. The only "good guy" among those listed was Ellen Degeneres. The Dixie Chicks and Melissa Etheridge I would classify as neutrals (or neutrals with an annoyingly nasal voice in the case of the Dixie Chicks), and I loathe Al Gore every bit as much as I detest Ann Coulter or someone who's every bit as big a hypocrite as he is: Bill O'Reilly. Save the environment, but violate EPA and Tennessee environmental rules on zinc mining on your own land. Save the environment, but use private jets that pollute far more than the average person does in a year. You can keep Al Gore. I have no use for the putz.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Now when the Rabid Right wants to slam environmentalists, Democratic politicians or Hollywood elitists, Al Gore can be their one-size-fits-all target.

Who Hijacked Our Country

3:42 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Now now, MC! Gore, a putz? 8-)>

At U of Oregon, I had a Jewish roommate from Brooklyn. He once told me that putz = hard, while schmuck = limp. So if Gore is a putz, at least he may not need Viagara. Now your guy Rudy G., I'm not so sure of! Just kidding, I don't like Giuliani because of his war support and because I believe his foreign policy would be a continuation of Dubya but without the religion... that is, he might be more like Dick Cheney... but I don't know that he's a schmuck... a putz, yes!

Seriously though, I doubt that Gore is that much more hypocritical than the rest. I do hope he wins a Nobel Peace Prize, even if some of the things he does or has done aren't environmentally friendly. What is important to me about Gore is that he is raising the awareness of Americans in regard to what is a serious problem, and I agree with him when he says it is not a political problem, but a moral problem. As he does, I find the issue to not be one that is really all that debatable. At least it's getting so that more Americans are agreeing that global warming is real. The last poll I saw said that 70% believed it was real. If the rest of the world is more like around 90% or greater, at least this shows we are catching up, despite the best efforts of the hired corporate scientists.

But back to the politicians: I think that anyone who rises that high in the political food chain must be a schmuck or putz to a certain degree, if not an outright dildo. It is hard to trust anybody who has probably figuratively stabbed numerous people in the back to achieve his or her position. Sad to say it, but I think that kind of behavior is inherent in the nature of politics. I will always be skeptical of politicians to a certain degree, but I tend to be less skeptical of Gore than most of the other candidates.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

I still need to see that movie. I wonder if it will be in DVD in my library soon, so I can be a tightwad about it. :-)

10:36 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Still, at least Giuliani would HAVE a domestic policy, and a sound one as he proved as mayor of NYC. Also, he's far more likely to listen to his advisors and the public, and as such, his foreign policy is likely to be fraught with a lower incidence of... disasters. I was wrong, though. Gore's not a schmuck. He's a nudnik.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

Well at least Al could be (could be) considered a first string reserve if any of the other campaigns fall apart, yet what a great person to have as an advisor 'yikes' great work Al.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Wait wait thank heck Scorsese finally got one, its about freak'n time dude. Although 'Infernal affairs' was alot better then his adaption.

1:18 PM  

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