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Posted on September 7 at 8:37 p.m.

I agree. Eastwood is a great man. He happens to be a true Republican, not a teabagger. Whatever he utters is worthwhile to listen to, whether you are a conservative or a progressive.

Gran Torino is not a movie about corporatists making it. It's about an aging blue collar man with preconceptions, learning at at a late age about his fellow humans, accepting them and adapting to them, and finally giving them everything he has.

Million Dollar Baby is about people at the absolute bottom of society, trying to make it out, and failing sweetly. It's not a hard message to absorb.

Eastwood, at least, understands life at its most basic. Unlike some people.

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 7 at 10:15 a.m.

I love all of his stuff. And, I enjoyed watching him at the RNC.

It was a lot more fun than watching the other idiots at the RNC and the DNC.

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 3:40 p.m.

Like global warming!

On A Conventional Dog

Posted on September 6 at 12:29 p.m.

Biden is a goofball, true. But a self-deprecating goofball. What bugs me about Paul Ryan is that he's a self-aggrandizing goofball.

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 12:26 p.m.

I'm not sure about Ryan's budget expertise. It relies too much on Laffer Curve theory, which does not always work.

The image of an alter boy with a knife is pretty funny, though. Kinda creepy, too.

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 11:34 a.m.

the blackpoodles too

On A Conventional Dog

Posted on September 6 at 11:33 a.m.

me too

On A Conventional Dog

Posted on September 6 at 11:29 a.m.

Ah, but only one party makes up phoney marathon times!

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 11:05 a.m.

"shoved down our throats"? No one has ever shoved anything down my throat. It does sound bad, but I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I guess it's no longer the Obama/Boehner budget proposal or social security.

On A Conventional Dog

Posted on September 6 at 8:50 a.m.

That graph is a little misleading. The dotted line for revenue (20% of GDP) does not include payments into SS, but below that line, the SS expenditures bar is included.

We spend about the same amount on "defense" as we do on your two elephants. This includes single-seat fighter planes that cost $100M each.

Our debt just reached $16T. At least $3T of which we wasted invading Iraq.

As the author points out, vouchers won't solve the problem. Ryan is a false expert, and a compulsive liar, apparently. If you want to reduce the cost of Medicare/Medicaid, a good start would be to reduce the waste.

Obama took a good cut at that by urging reform in medical records: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Presiden...

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