Your "fisking" of Inane Gar-awful-o was worth the read. I don't watch the TV show you are talking about. In fact, I watch almost no U.S. TV (try BBC/ITV drama from bittorent) for fear of running into the ubiquitous multi-culti/feminist sledge hammer. But, she really is the acting equivalent of the fingernail-on-the-blackboard or itch-you-can't-scratch. Sometimes that's actually the character's role; and, in that case, she fills the bill magnificently. Otherwise, spare me.Comment Posted By boqueronman On 4.02.2009 @ 12:23
Just to focus on one point in your article. As the Obama Empire coninues to develop cracks, from foreign policy blunders (Iran, NK, and others I'm sure) to domestic policy dead ends (the stimulus bill, abortion promotion, etc.) I optimistically believe there will be a slowly increasing number of rational liberal/leftist commentators who could and should be invited into dialogue on the errors to come and more realistic and productive policy directions as alternatives. Obama's, and Pelosi's, idea of "bipartisanship" and "compromise" is crystal clear - "I won." I enjoy PJM as a written site and it would be even more interesting if it helps to build a new, yes bipartisan, majority which can help to prevent some of the damage Obama-Pelosi-Reid will inflict on the U.S. and the world if they are left unchecked. Here's one person who hopes you all can find a way to work out the financial issues.Comment Posted By boqueronman On 1.02.2009 @ 13:20
"It’s gonna take a long time to get FEMA back to what it was in the 90’s."
From NewsMax re Jesse Jackson's appearance on CNN's show "Both Sides Now" in October 1999:
"It seemed there was preparation for Hurricane Floyd, but then came Flood Floyd," [Jesse] Jackson began. "Bridges are overwhelmed, levees are overwhelmed, whole town's under water. . . [it's] an awesome scene of tragedy. So there's a great misery index in North Carolina."
When Jackson asked what was being done for the thousands of families left homeless by Floyd after nearly a month had passed since the storm first hit, Witt said Bill 's FEMA was "just beginning to address the problem." And many of those thousands complained about the poor performance of FEMA.
Maybe we should just skip the 1990s, and 2000s, and actually make FEMA competent - FOR THE FIRST TIME! But, unfortunately, it's not Wal-Mart or some of the other private organizations who provide tangible, effective and timely assistance after disasters; it's a government agency. Competent government agency = oxymoron.Comment Posted By boqueronman On 1.02.2009 @ 13:48
For personal reasons your essay is welcomed. My son recently graduated from a university actor training program. He now has an agent, is a member of a theater production cast, and is clutching at unpaid video (in its broadest sense) acting opportunities. All of this while doing odd jobs such as door-to-door sales, product delivery, etc. I know he knows the hard road he has chosen, made harder because he is a hard core conservative in politics. But he has our support and I think he'll find his own path. Happy New Year to you and your readers.
I wish him the best. One of my friends from college was Michael Emerson who plays Benjamin Linus on Lost. He quit the business for many years before going back to school and getting a few breaks in the 1990's. Another friend from high school teaches while appearing regularly on the stage in Chicago - not regularly enough to make a living at it, unfortunately.
The point being, there are many paths to success and I hope he finds his.
ed.Comment Posted By boqueronman On 1.01.2009 @ 12:50
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