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Monthly Archives September 2008

An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
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At the Movies: Will Smith & Rosario Dawson Reunite For Oscar Gold in Seven Pounds

Summer was all about the blockbuster, but now it's time for Oscar...and Will Smith returns from ruling the box office via Hancock with his December release of Seven Pounds. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the drama, which refers to the weight of the human heart, stars Smith as an IRS agent who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers--and one of them is the beautiful Rosario Dawson, whom he falls for.
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Confessions of an ObamaVoter: Barack Obama & John McCain Go Head to Head in Debate

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain locked horns for the first of three debates on Friday, where each candidate appeared on the same stage and magnified their differences. In terms of physical presence, Obama appeared much more comfortable, moving naturally, and maintained eye contact to clearly convey engagement. McCain, on the other hand, looked awkward and irritated. His movements were also stifled, as his limited range of motion in his shoulders made him look like an outstretched Frankenstein. He rarely looked at Obama and chortled dismissively at Obama’s points. As for substance, Obama reigned when it came to the economy while McCain was pretty much an expert on foreign policy. One of the best zingers of the night though came after McCain patted himself on the back with his surge strategy, and Obama came back with a searing litany of McCain’s judgmental failures over the course of the Iraq war…an argument which left McCain befuddled as he was forced to dispute his own flawed words. When directly compared to Obama, McCain simply does not match the capacity, conviction, and collective support to navigate the nation through these chaotic times. It’s easy to see why McCain used his campaign suspension stunt in a failed attempt to dodge going toe to toe with Obama. Obama demonstrated, with clear purpose, the direction that the country should go…where it must go. The movement that began in Springfield on a cold February day, fortified with the hope of the American people, continues to march on to November.
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Jourdan Dunn: ‘I Would Like To Be More Womanly, Like Beyoncé’

British supermodel-in-training Jourdan Dunn gives the Times Online a great window into her psyche--not only does she wish that the use of black models go beyond "this season," but her body had a little more jelly! "I’m not comfortable with my weight," she says. "I would like to be more womanly, like Beyoncé. In the black community, it’s all about having a big bum. Not everyone wants to be skinny." The 18-year-old beauty also reveals her childhood dreams: "When I was younger, I wanted to be famous. My life was a role in my own soap opera and the mirror was my camera. But nobody criticised me in Jourdan’s world. That’s not reality."
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Ga Ga: Sarah Silverman’s Comparisons of Bubbie & Black Men in Her ‘Great Schlep’

See more Sarah Silverman videos at Funny or Die
In the latest viral video to hit the web, comedienne Sarah Silverman not only encourages Jewish grandkids to blackmail their grandparents into voting for Sen. Barack Obama in the battleground state of Florida, but the funny lady also hilariously compares Jewish grandmothers to black men. Silverman says in her video, titled "The Great Schlep," bubbie and black men both love Cadillacs, track suits, bling, and all of their friends are dying. Blindie's just ga ga over this creative endorsement video!
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Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Wins Annual USA Swimming Award

Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones was awarded a prestigious USA Swimming Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions to swimming, this weekend. Jones, who won his gold medal as part of the men's world record-setting 4x100m relay team in August, was given the Diversity Inclusion Award for heightening the "awareness of inclusion efforts resulting in the increase and successful participation of underrepresented groups in the sport." The New Jersey native, who has helped spread swimming to minorities with the Make a Splash Foundation, told the Today Show, “I know there's a big stigma — in the U.S. black people don’t swim. But if you go to the Caribbean, it's unheard of for people not to know how to swim. If you go to Africa, black people do know how to swim. But it's just a big stereotype here. And that's one thing that I want to work and change.”
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Monthly Archives September 2008

An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
Read More

At the Movies: Will Smith & Rosario Dawson Reunite For Oscar Gold in Seven Pounds

Summer was all about the blockbuster, but now it's time for Oscar...and Will Smith returns from ruling the box office via Hancock with his December release of Seven Pounds. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the drama, which refers to the weight of the human heart, stars Smith as an IRS agent who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers--and one of them is the beautiful Rosario Dawson, whom he falls for.
Read More

Confessions of an ObamaVoter: Barack Obama & John McCain Go Head to Head in Debate

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain locked horns for the first of three debates on Friday, where each candidate appeared on the same stage and magnified their differences. In terms of physical presence, Obama appeared much more comfortable, moving naturally, and maintained eye contact to clearly convey engagement. McCain, on the other hand, looked awkward and irritated. His movements were also stifled, as his limited range of motion in his shoulders made him look like an outstretched Frankenstein. He rarely looked at Obama and chortled dismissively at Obama’s points. As for substance, Obama reigned when it came to the economy while McCain was pretty much an expert on foreign policy. One of the best zingers of the night though came after McCain patted himself on the back with his surge strategy, and Obama came back with a searing litany of McCain’s judgmental failures over the course of the Iraq war…an argument which left McCain befuddled as he was forced to dispute his own flawed words. When directly compared to Obama, McCain simply does not match the capacity, conviction, and collective support to navigate the nation through these chaotic times. It’s easy to see why McCain used his campaign suspension stunt in a failed attempt to dodge going toe to toe with Obama. Obama demonstrated, with clear purpose, the direction that the country should go…where it must go. The movement that began in Springfield on a cold February day, fortified with the hope of the American people, continues to march on to November.
Read More

Jourdan Dunn: ‘I Would Like To Be More Womanly, Like Beyoncé’

British supermodel-in-training Jourdan Dunn gives the Times Online a great window into her psyche--not only does she wish that the use of black models go beyond "this season," but her body had a little more jelly! "I’m not comfortable with my weight," she says. "I would like to be more womanly, like Beyoncé. In the black community, it’s all about having a big bum. Not everyone wants to be skinny." The 18-year-old beauty also reveals her childhood dreams: "When I was younger, I wanted to be famous. My life was a role in my own soap opera and the mirror was my camera. But nobody criticised me in Jourdan’s world. That’s not reality."
Read More

Ga Ga: Sarah Silverman’s Comparisons of Bubbie & Black Men in Her ‘Great Schlep’

See more Sarah Silverman videos at Funny or Die
In the latest viral video to hit the web, comedienne Sarah Silverman not only encourages Jewish grandkids to blackmail their grandparents into voting for Sen. Barack Obama in the battleground state of Florida, but the funny lady also hilariously compares Jewish grandmothers to black men. Silverman says in her video, titled "The Great Schlep," bubbie and black men both love Cadillacs, track suits, bling, and all of their friends are dying. Blindie's just ga ga over this creative endorsement video!
Read More

Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Wins Annual USA Swimming Award

Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones was awarded a prestigious USA Swimming Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions to swimming, this weekend. Jones, who won his gold medal as part of the men's world record-setting 4x100m relay team in August, was given the Diversity Inclusion Award for heightening the "awareness of inclusion efforts resulting in the increase and successful participation of underrepresented groups in the sport." The New Jersey native, who has helped spread swimming to minorities with the Make a Splash Foundation, told the Today Show, “I know there's a big stigma — in the U.S. black people don’t swim. But if you go to the Caribbean, it's unheard of for people not to know how to swim. If you go to Africa, black people do know how to swim. But it's just a big stereotype here. And that's one thing that I want to work and change.”
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