Friday, February 24, 2006

Thirty Second Movie Review

Recent movies I've watched via the beautiful thing that is Netflix...

Battlestar Galatica Miniseries (****) - Approximately 18,000 times better than the orginal series, with a good little subtext that connects to the 'FEEEEEEEAR' mindset of post-9/11 America.

Bob Roberts (*** 1/2) - Great skewering of conservative 'rebels,' but also scary as this guy would be likely a 'moderate' in today's GOP

To Kill A Mockingbird (**** 1/2) - Gregory Peck is your personal Jesus and much better man than you or I. Great movie, even greater message.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Why Paul Hackett Quitting Doesn't Mean The Democratic Establishment Is Evil

Yes, as anyone who has read any left-wing blog knows, it looks like Democrats are in the middle of killing each other...again.

Paul Hackett quit the Senate race in Ohio and possibly all of politics.

Now, I don't think Hackett leaving politics is a good thing, as he is a breath of fresh air. However, he was getting his ass kicked fundraising wise and all in all, it's a good idea for him to step aside. Some of Schumer's methods, such as calling Hackett donors - no good. On the other hand, primaries are only good when they're on even ground where there will be a back-and-forth, not pointless diversions that aren't too close, but still drain money for the general election.

Hackett in '08! - Knock off Voinovich!