(1.) Movies – AP
‘9/11’ WON’T BE DISQUALIFIED FROM OSCARS
Wed Aug 4, 1:52 PM ET
If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to drive home the fact that they make no longer make any sense to anyone outside the entertainment industry, let them “nominate” “Fahrenheit 9/11” as the “documentary” that it is not, to be considered as the “documentary” that it is not in the “Best Documentary” film category in the 77th Academy Awards, and let them vote on that faux “documentary” and then the rest of us will be at least content to see literary proof that this influence (the Academy itself) in our world’s human society has admittedly gone insane. Or doesn’t comprehend well the very art form they exist to represent. Either way: insane, at least in application, this context.
Even Moore referred to this footage o’ his, long ago, as “op/ed” in nature, but that hasn’t stopped the irrational perceptions assigned to Moore and his footage by his ardent, monstrous supporters. I write, “monstrous” in all due respect to those other filmmakers who find Moore and his footage credible, while I do not — “monstrous” in that the abuses that this person is responsible for can only be had from behind a camera because anyone else, any other venue, would never be taken as seriously, nor should. And “monstrous” in this case because I question any filmmaker — who takes him or herself seriously — who would waste any more than two seconds otherwise not laughing about the “documentary” definition now being insisted upon as to “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Or about Moore as a “documentarian.” This is travesty of Academic proportions — no wonder many people have lost faith in “Hollywood.” Because they should, if this is the tip.
(2.) Alan Keyes is the GOP Nominee in Illinois for the Senate — at least, hopefully, will be.
(3.) Buy this book: “Unfit For Command” by John E. O’Neill and Jerome R. Corsi.
(4.) Read this blog: interesting thread about the book (^^) and the information in the book, in Roger L. Simon, “August 04, 2004: I Take It Back [Is that a first? -ed. You know it’s not.].
(5.) Read Ben Stein’s new book, “CAN AMERICA SURVIVE? The Rage of the Left, The Truth, and What to Do About It” by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth
(6.) Watch this video by the people who were actually IN Vietnam with John Kerry and share their first-hand experiences about same:
(7.) “Bands Gather to Stump Against Bush”
Aug 4, 10:17 AM (ET)
Teresa’s PAC strikes again. Perhaps the age of counter-culture musicians is now a part of our collective past, since what we now have (following article) are many people, hooked on bait, already reeled in. It’s a shame to see Pearl Jam included in the list of the gullibles, but it’s also an indication of room for a lot of new music from elsewhere. Disappointed, to write the least, in this list — fine to speak out with individual opinion but not fine to become campaign tin drums, however nice or not nice the warble.