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Life

Life has been canceled. At least it wouldn't be back on NBC. We won't have an enjoyable actor Damien Lewis on TV. We won't find out what was really involved in faming of Charlie Crews.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Boston Globe

There is a story in today's(May 5) Washington Post that the Times has relented and is not planning to close the Globe. The New York Times which own the Boston Globe is pulling the plug on that newspaper. The New York Times is not doing well itself. The stock costs less than a Sunday paper. It couldn't happen to a more deserving group.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Pete Seegar is 90

As I have said elsewhere I will not be observing his birthday. I think you should have denounced Stalin before 1993. For a further look Ronald Radosh on Pajamas Media has a great post about the old Red. I don't think he was much of a singer either.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The GOP Impending Death

There seems to be that because Arlen Spector's departure that the GOP is about to die. Don't believe it. The party has problems but they are not incurable. I remember what it like in 1964 after the Goldwater defeat. I also remember what it like in 1976 when Jimmy Carter was elected. Finally I remember what it was like after George H W Bush was defeated. As I said the GOP must do some work but from now on everything that goes wrong can be blamed on the Democrats. The Democrats control

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Mary Ann Glendon

I had not heard of Mary Ann Glendon until today. Even so she is a figure of courage and she speaks truth to power. She has refused an award from Norte Dame University which she would have received at the same time as President Obama. She is refusing the award because she does not want to used as cover for President Obama's views on abortion. I am not taking a position on abortion but I think Catholic schools and universities should not honor individuals who attack fundamental doctrines of

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen played Tony Blair in "The Queen" and David Frost in Nixon-Frost. He did a good job in both roles. He seemed to have the first call for the part of famous middle-aged Englishman.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Nixon & Frost

This is a movie about the first interviews conducted by David Frost of former President Richard Nixon in 1977. The movie suggest that Frost did them to revive a sagging career. Others have suggest that Frost's career was not sagging. Nixon was not able recover from his disgrace although the sitting President Clinton did come to his funeral. The acting and writing are very good.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Tudors

The Tudors is a series now in its third season mainly about Henry the VIII. Henry VIII broke with Rome and was the person most responsible for England becoming Protestant. One point to be made was that the break with Rome did not lead to more freedom for the English people. The Church provided a counterweight to the power of the King. The series is well written and the acting is good.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

CSI latest episodes

CSI has had several very good episodes. William Peterson leaving has not affected the quality of the scripts. The episode that ran April 23 was excellent with a good performance by the Katherine Willow's character. The show has gone through some case changes but still looks very good.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Drunken Sailors

I would like to make a small defense of drunken sailors. It is has been said that the Federal government like a drunken sailor. This is not true. Drunken sailors when they run out of money stop spending and they don't print up new money. The Federal government has continued to spend and printed money.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

On Internet Stalking and Defamation of Character

There are times when the extremes that some Liberal left-wing individuals will resort to is just amazing. Case in point: 3 years ago, I partook in a forum thread about unruly children in restaurants. I merely commented that I too had had a feeding situation with my child that resulted in some mild, and appropriate for her age, corporal punishment. Well that didn't go over with one of the members in the thread, who proceeded to judge me as some maniac who goes around beating children to death. Li

mweiss

mweiss

 

Walk now for Autism

Join me and the family in our efforts to support Walk Now for Autism! Once again, we are participating in Walk Now for Autism to help find a cure for autism. As you may know, my son Sean has a form of autism called PDD-NOS. This stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Sean is a very sweet boy who enjoys Star Wars, Lego video games and Tae Kwon Do. He started high school this year and is involved with the Best Buddies program at his school. Thankfully, he is high fun

Kat

Kat

 

More on Milk

The film does not talk about the trial of White. He should have clearly been convicted of first degree murder. He had entered City Hall through a window so avoid the metal detector at the entrances. He shot Mayor Moscone and Milk several times to make sure they were dead. My comments about AIDS is slightly wrong. One of the people depicted in the movie died of it.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Milk

Milk is the new movie that won Sean Penn his second Oscar. Harvey Milk was San Francisco County Supervisor who along with Mayor Moscone was assassinated by a former Supervisor Dan White. Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office. He came into around the time of Anita Bryant's fight against anti-gay discrimination law in Miami, Florida. Sean Penn is very good and deserves his Oscar. The supporting cast is also good with Josh Brolin doing a very good job as Dan White.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Largest Ponzi Scheme of All

The Largest Ponzi Scheme of All On March 12, 2009, disgraced former NASDAQ chairman and Wall Street investor Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of $65 billion. Across America there was an eruption of public outrage, even greater than what accompanied the trials of the September 11th conspirators. He became the villain, the target, for us to direct all of the anger that has been building up inside of us. Since the early 1990s, he had been running a ponzi scheme, “ponzi” re

fight4thefuture

fight4thefuture

 

Ron Silver

He died of cancer yesterday(March 15th). He was a very fine actor After 9-11 he spoke out against Islamic Fascism which hurt in his chosen. As we all know the Left is open to those who disagree with their ideas and would never blacklist anyone. NOT! He will of course be missed.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The newest Production of "The Music Man"

The Music Man by Meredith Wilson is one of the great musical to come out of the 1950ths. It starred Robert Preston and Barbara Cook on Broadway. A big movie also with Robert Preston but with Shirley Jones doing Marian was produced. This was in 2003 and stars Matthew Broderick. That's the problem. Matthew Broderick looks like a kid. Harold Hill should be played by an older man. I must add the production is good. River City looks good. The townspeople are well done. The supporting ro

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Horton Foote

He died today.(March 4) He was 92. His most famous work was the screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird. The movie starred Gregory Peck and won Peck his only Oscar. His screenplay Tender Mercies won Robert Duvall his only Oscar. His screenplay for A Trip to Bountiful won Geraldine Page her only Oscar. Doing a Horton Foote screenplay was a good career move for an actor.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb