Saturday, November 11, 2006

He won an Oscar and a Purple Heart

And he reinvented his career in his '70s. Jack Palance was an original.

Actor Jack Palance, who won an Oscar with his comedic self-parody in 1991's "City Slickers," died Friday.

He was 87, said spokesman Dick Guttman, and died of natural causes in his home in Montecito, California, surrounded by his family.

Known for hard, grizzled roles in numerous Westerns during his six-decade career, Palance gained a second wind of fame when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for playing Curly in "City Slickers."

The actor clutched his Oscar in one hand and dropped to the ground for a round of vigorous one-handed push-ups.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

No Child Left Behind is the New Draft

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bush flip flops and cuts and runs on Rumsfeld

Bush taps Gates to replace Rumsfeld - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - After years of defending his secretary of defense, President Bush on Wednesday announced Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation within hours of the Democrats' triumph in congressional elections. Bush reached back to his father's administration to tap a former CIA director to run the Pentagon."

A brilliant video. (Caution, some graphic images)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Politician speaks the truth

If you're of draft age or you have children who are, this should concern you.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

John Kerry, John Kerry!

Drudge Retort: SanAntonioRogue's blog: "Interviewer: Mr. President, there is a huge national deficit facing our country.

Bush: John Kerry, John Kerry!

Interviewer: Mr. President, health care costs are spiraling out of control and millions of Americans have no coverage.

Bush: John Kerry, John Kerry!

Interviewer: Mr. President, our ports, our borders, and most critical facilities in this country are completely unsecured.

Bush: John Kerry, John Kerry!

Interviewer: Mr. President, this country has never been more polarized and divided politically, culturally, socially, and economically before.


Interviewer: Mr. President, there are over 2800 dead American service people, 11,000 seriously maimed and wounded, 10's of thousands, if not 100's of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians in a war that even members of your own party say has been botched.


Interviewer: Thank you Mr. President for defining your goals, priorities, and strategies for the remainder of your term."