THEY'RE BACK or at least we think they are. They're back for now. The Typepad sites and my images will be back . . .. someday. Maybe this weekend. Or not. The Heretik welcomes you to another glorious weekend at Lefty's Lounge high above the Bay of Confusion. Good news: all Typepad bloggers drink free tonight and maybe forever. Bad news: it's going to be crowded tonight.
SO LEAVE A LINK and have a drink. We are glad to be together. For as long as we are. Until something goes wrong again.
TODAY'S SITE OF THE DAYTypepad Refugees. Stop by and wish us well there because we were ill. And bad and ugly. Oy.
THE FILMS THE FLICKS THE MOVIESsuckcan’t say suck because a kid might read this are no good anymore. American filmsflicks movies are too gay, unamerican, and unpatriotic for any ungay, ununamerican, patriot to see. That is why box office receipts are down. Who says so? Tammy The Bruce. Today's movies can go to hell. Or France.
So you can take your gay sheepherder, noble communist supporting reporters, big-business is evil, Americans are hopelessly and inherently corrupt and violent and unfaithful movies and go to Cannes.
THE HERETIK COULD not agree more with Tammy The Bruce. Tammy may or may not be related to Robert The Bruce, the Scot with issues about the morality of being a traitor to his own kind and people in that flickfilm movie The Braveheart by Mel The Gibson. You may remember The Braveheart, the musical where men made war and love in what look suspiciously like skirts. Tammy The Bruce may or may not be in favor of any or all of those things. Mel The Gibson is making his comeback from the bank his movie about the First Coming of Jesus and may not be available to save Hollywood from itself for another year. What are America and Tammy to do? Where is our home born hope?
WHAT AMERICA NEEDS is a return to its roots. And who better to lead us there than a man with foreign roots? More action fare featuring brainless violence is what the people want. Arnold needs to come back to his first job. Or his second job. The one after he was an um bodybuilder, posing in a small suit that well displayed his large um talents. Lead us, Arnold, to moneymaking movie Mecca. Bring us to the Hollywood Holy Land of Profits, if not prophets.
THE HERETIK PROPHESIZES that the profits and cash would soon be back in LA LA land and Tammy The Bruce might be happy then too. No more too gay, unamerican, and unpatriotic American films for ungay, true American patriot Tammy Bruce, whom The Heretik was surprised to see calls herselfan openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush progressive feminist. Must be a pro family family thing. It seems more than just Robert The Bruce was conflicted. Quite a story and a movie could be made of Tammy The Bruce’s life. But if the movie of Tammy The Bruce got made, it sounds like Tammy would be the least likely to see it.
MORE MOVIE MADNESS The Most Polite Blogger Echidne has a text message up about Syriana. Richard Cohen lists Syriana in the Who’s Who or What’s What of Hollywood’s Crude Cliches, which is not the same as Hollywood’s Refined Cliches It's impossible to summarize the plot of "Syriana." Most reviewers have called it complicated, often using the term as a compliment. I can tell you from firsthand experience that you will never know what's going on. SYRIANA? Smeariana!
CONGRATULATIONS If you made it this far, you are probably ready for your beverage of choice at Lefty's Lounge. Leave a link and have a drink. Chat about whatever you like. Zeit Geist is serving behind the bar. Special prizes for whoever knows the recipe of the J. Edgar Hoover Highball with an additional bonus if you know what goes in a Roy Cohn cocktail.
CAN A MAN ever redeem himself for a life of murder and other crimes? Does the punishment of death belong rightly with god or with man? Tookie Williams will die by lethal injection administered by the State of California? Williams founded the gang known as the Crips. Are we morally crippled if society exacts vengeance by putting him to death? Williams has changed his life and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts? Is anything lost by his death? Share your opinion, have a drink, leave a link. Franz K is pouring at the bar tonight.
NEWS WITH OOZE TM Plus nightcap linkage with your friendly nutjobs at Lefty's Lounge. ANN COULTERWASN'T TALKING TO HERSELFI love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am. ALSO Loofah lords it over Europe. THE EUROS are coming.
Lefty Leonardo di Luna’s more lefty sister Louise lamented the loss of Joe Mentum. “Lieberman says he wants a war cabinet for Bush. They must have all the little wars stored away, ready to be pulled out.” Then she laughed. “Oy,” she muttered. Lieberman blows. Look what he says.”
Lieberman, whom the Bush administration has praised repeatedly for his war stance, defended the president. "It's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge he'll be commander-in-chief for three more years," the senator said. "We undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril." There was no immediate response from the White House or congressional leaders.
"I hope Bush does form that war cabinet," Lefty Louise said."I'd help him get in that cabinet. Yeah, I would. The little putz. Then I'd shut the door on him fast. And throw away the key."
OLIVER WILLIS says: It wasn’t enough that Joe Lieberman has betrayed his party again and again and again, but now he’s decided that speaking out against the war isn’t acceptable. THE HERETIK NOTES Lieberman might be happier if there were just One True Party, as long as he were near the top of it. Perhaps something Bush is lodged in Lieberman's throat and the words we are hearing here are the echo of Ari Fleischer: Watch what you say, watch what you do. Which in the case of Lieberman here might be: Watch what you say, watch who you do.
QUESTION OF THE DAY Who would the Democrats run against a Republican 2008 ticket of Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller?
LARGER QUESTION How big can the big tent be before the only thing holding it up is hot air from overinflated egos like Liebermans? On the Republican side, when will Coulter issue a fatwa on Republican "moderates?" Having had her fill of libruls and traitors, when will she begin to dine on the Republican youth?
AND THE LARGEST QUESTION What time is Lefty's Lounge Open? Answer: Now. So stop in for a drink and leave a link.
LEFTY AND THE LOUNGE LIZARDS are back and badder than ever. Maybe worse. Drop in with a link and have your favorite drink of choice. Tonight we swing the doors of Lefty's Lounge wide open to all comers. And then slam those doors quickly shut because it is cold as hell in a Norse mythology kind of way. Oy. Hello again from Lefty Louise, Betty Blogger, Zeit Geist, Franz K, Open Mike and the rest of the bunch at le bar. It's time for some linking and drinking on The Heretik's open tab.
A CHALLENGE TO THE ADVENTUROUS from Open Mike. Got a political candidate you love or hate, or love to hate? Come up with a slogan for your candidate and share it here. John Raising McCain and Joe The L Is for Loser Lieberman invite you to do your best.
SOME LOOK FOR PARADISE above in a hereafter, others find it here on earth. Paradise can wait a moment, while I point out some new earthly delights. First there is Neil who inspires me to mash Michelangelo above with Picasso below.Picasso of the fractured faces is timeless to me. Maybe paradise is as well.. The best always steal from their betters. And Neil is better than me.
OR PERHAPS PARADISE is two women running on Picasso's beach below Michelangelo's God in Paradise above. I find it where I can in these pages and out. Where do you find a hint of paradise today? Have a drink and leave a link. The Heretik has a secret ha, a hidden ho, ho, just knowing you are around.