As the sands run out on the decade, what was your favorite film?

With less than two weeks left in the year, and thus the decade, maybe it’s time to take stock: What was your favorite movie of the last ten years?

I could probably name four or five, but cutting the list to just one is all but impossible. However, this one would certainly be on that list. It’s bonafide.

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GOP is Gone

December 19th, 2009
5:15 pm

Loved the above. This will take some reflection though. I will weigh in later

GOP is Gone

December 19th, 2009
5:28 pm

For my pick for one of the most thought provoking movies of the last decade I would have to choose “Crash”. Every time I watch this movie I see a different side to it, a deeper side. At first you think it is a study of racial intolerance, which it is. But it is so much more, a clear picture of man’s inhumanity to fellow man, within the races and to ones own ethnicity. I think I have now come to the opinion that it shows how the worst of us can rise to heroic efforts and the best of us can do heinous things when confronted with serious repercussions for our actions. I learned to try my best to not stereotype someone because of their appearance. There but for the grace of god go I.

For shear humor, “Lady Killers” A little known Tom Hanks flick that will leave you with a side stitch from laughing. Full of over the top characters from start to finish. If you have not seen this movie, rent it.

FinnMcCool

December 19th, 2009
5:28 pm

Children of Men

O Brother was a great movie too.
–Tommy Johnson: I had to be up at that there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.
–Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.

FinnMcCool

December 19th, 2009
5:33 pm

2. Amores Perroz
3. Amelie

GOP is Gone

December 19th, 2009
5:35 pm

Chocolate, Johnny Depp flick

josef nix

December 19th, 2009
5:57 pm

Gotta give this one some thought myself, but Jay’s choice is certainly in my top ten…

RW-(the original)

December 19th, 2009
6:15 pm

Let’s say you had ten apples in front of you. Would you count them 1 through 10 or 0 through 9?

FinnMcCool

December 19th, 2009
6:16 pm

You have to answer this before you r-u-n-n-o-f-t!

RW-(the original)

December 19th, 2009
6:19 pm

I’ll go with Ice Age: The Meltdown

GOP is Gone

December 19th, 2009
6:22 pm

As the above Jay pick, anything by the Cohen Brothers is on my list.

Sunshine and Thunder

December 19th, 2009
6:23 pm

Loved O Brother. Loved The Patriot and The Perfect Storm.

Taxpayer

December 19th, 2009
6:25 pm

I’m with you on O Brother, Jay.

Taxpayer

December 19th, 2009
6:30 pm

Well, let’s see, a “count” of all the items in a currently empty container would yield a value of “zero” so I think math should keep its empty set even if we don’t need one in every situation that might arise.

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 19th, 2009
6:31 pm

I think “Oh Brother Where Art Though” is the only movie I saw in this decade. Of course, this decade doesn’t end until December 31, 2010, so who knows, I might take in another one. I always wondered if it wouldn’t have been a better movie with Gary Busey in the lead role though.

eagle scout

December 19th, 2009
6:43 pm

A few of the movies I thought were worth a watch,,,,”Secondhand Lions”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Pianist”, and “Erin Brockovich”

No socio-economic value. Just entertainment.

Taxpayer

December 19th, 2009
6:56 pm

Shrek and Ice-Age were family favorites.

josef nix

December 19th, 2009
6:58 pm

It wasn’t the best decade, in my opinion–but my top ten in no order
1. Oh Brother
2. Hotel Rwanda
3. Last King of Scotland
4. No Country for Old Men
5. Volver
6. The Pianist
7. Ride with the Devil
8. Pirates of the Caribbean
9. Gran Torino
10. G-d on Trial–not released in theatres, a Masterpiece Theatre production for PBS, but my own personal choice for the best of the decade…

jconservative

December 19th, 2009
7:03 pm

Yeah, I really enjoyed “Oh Brother…”. Also enjoyed “Secondhand Lions”. Really liked “The DaVinci Code”. Also “Chicago”.
And the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was a major achievement in itself
and got the decade off to a great start.

@@

December 19th, 2009
7:05 pm

“The Gladiator”

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

DoggoneGA

December 19th, 2009
7:14 pm

“Of course, this decade doesn’t end until December 31, 2010″

When did decades start having 11 years in them?

josef nix

December 19th, 2009
7:17 pm

Ride with the Devil was actually released in 1999 but what little exposure it got was in this decade…
and G-d on Trial was NOT a Masterpiece Theatre production, but a BBC one and presented by the PBS series Masterpiece…oops….

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 19th, 2009
7:18 pm

Decades have 10 years. The first decade would have started Jan 1, 0001 not Jan 1, 0000.

josef nix

December 19th, 2009
7:23 pm

Hillbilly and Doggone–
Well, most technically speaking, a decade is ANY ten of anything and doesn’t necessarilly have to begin or end with 0, 1, or end in 9 or 0… :-)

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 19th, 2009
7:28 pm

Josef

Goodness that brings up memories of that base 5 stuff in 4th grade. ‘Course I’m old enough to remember when “the new math” was new.

@@

December 19th, 2009
7:29 pm

You said one, but “Juno” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” were favorites too. No Russell Crowe though.

josef nix

December 19th, 2009
7:30 pm

And why base 10? Goes back to Ugh and Argh counting on their hands…talk about remembering old math!

DoggoneGA

December 19th, 2009
7:31 pm

“The first decade would have started Jan 1, 0001 not Jan 1, 0000.”

But the year 2000 was not the last of the 1900’s…it was the FIRST of the 2000’s…so the first decade (the first 10 years) of this century is from 2000-2009

DoggoneGA

December 19th, 2009
7:32 pm

“a decade is ANY ten of anything ”

Yep, *I* know that!

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 19th, 2009
7:33 pm

Well I don’t remember Ugh and Argh but I’ve heard Daddy talk about them. ;-)

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 19th, 2009
7:37 pm

The end of the 20th century was Dec 31, 2000.

Taxpayer

December 19th, 2009
7:43 pm

O Brother just reminds me a lot about my dad and some of the stories he would share with us at different times. I remember him telling us about his early years out in the cotton fields picking cotton from sunup to sundown and how some folks would sneak in a rock or two to help weight down the bag since they got paid based on the weight of the bag. When we were younger, we would go down to his stomping grounds on vacation and stay with his mother and I suspect it was those trips that brought back some of those memories given the fact that the place pretty much looked like a scene right out of some depression-era photos even fifty years later.

We got into a discussion another time about automobiles when we were working on one in the garage and he said something about an old truck that he had that was in bad need of an overhaul but he just did not have the money to spend on luxury items like bearings. So, I asked him how he managed and he said that he would cut strips of leather and wrap it around the crank in place of the connecting rod bearings and as long as he drove it real easy, it would get him by for a while before he’d pull it apart and do it again.

Anyway, they finally condemned my grandmother’s house back in the seventies for lack of indoor plumbing and she had no other place to go so that’s when we went down and loaded up the truck and moved her to Beverly, well, closer to the hills, that is. Just no Beverly to it. That part was a yarn but the rest of the story was no stretch of the imagination. Unlike the time he came running in the house to tell us about this turtle that he saw that was THIS big. “How big was it,” we asked in harmony. Well, he never could find it again and needless to say, we never let him forget it. HeHeHe! But, that’s another story.

Y’all have a good evening and pleasant thoughts.

Jenifer

December 19th, 2009
7:44 pm

My 10 favorites:

An Inconvenient Truth

Crash

Grace Is Gone

Monster’s Ball

Sicko

Slumdog Millionaire

Something’s Gotta Give

The Day After Tomorrow

The Notebook

There Will Be Blood

"refero quartturo"

December 19th, 2009
8:12 pm

“Taken” ……………. just the way all terrorists should wind up ………. dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIMF3Zy-0AY

kayaker 71

December 19th, 2009
8:17 pm

1. Forrest Gump

2. The Deer Hunter

3. Apocolypse Now

4. Gladiator

5. To Kill a Mockingbird

j$

December 19th, 2009
8:52 pm

Hollywood’s almost dead but, but definitely Gladiator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CppQF_nwn8

“Oh Brother”, funny as hell and a great ending. Wow, what a great soundtrack.

Normal

December 19th, 2009
9:13 pm

Most have already posted some of my favorites…I think Lord of the Rings trilogy was definitely number 1. But because I’m a Grandpa, I nominate two animated ones, Monster, Inc, and Toy Story. saw them with the Grandson.
Very good plots. Number four would be Polar Express. All of the Grand kids, who were old enough loved this movie.

Normal

December 19th, 2009
9:18 pm

As far as Oh Brother Where Art Thou, I loved this song…being from Kentucky and always in this frame of mind…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krwywj_gIjk&feature=related

dewstarpath

December 19th, 2009
9:31 pm

Mine are not limited to this list, but these are
the standouts, not in any particular order:

1. Gladiator
2. The Dark Knight
3. The Matrix Revolutions
4. Minority Report
5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
6. Black Hawk Down
7. The Last King of Scotland
8. Hotel Rwanda
9. Behind Enemy Lines
10. 300

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December 19th, 2009
9:35 pm

j$:

Thanks for the video. Now I need a tissue.

dewstarpath

December 19th, 2009
9:42 pm

- Can’t forget this one. Even though it’s too similar to
part of a 1983 blockbuster, it’s destined to be a hit:

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=5PSNL1qE6VY

dewstarpath

December 19th, 2009
9:44 pm

@@

December 19th, 2009
9:57 pm

I’ve always wondered about this:

A sperm donor with 400 kids?

Both his cavalier attitude and the clinic’s lax standards, Maxey says, explain why he may have so many offspring. But now a fierce conscience is catching with his robust procreative drive.

“I had this ‘Oh my God’ moment, thinking, how many kids have been produced?” he says. “I thought the doctors were keeping track of each birth, but when I realized they weren’t, I began to worry. What if they start dating one another?” He also began to worry about their genetic health. “I wanted to know if I have anything totally lethal or deranged or recessive in my genes that I may have passed along.”

These were questions that neither the sperm bank nor the government was asking.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/227104

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December 19th, 2009
9:58 pm

Oh Brother was a rather stupid movie.

~~~~~

Saving Private Ryan is close enough to the decade for me.

~~~~~

My folks saw Medicare and Civil Rights, the Grands saw Womens Suffrage and Social Security,
the Greats saw the end of of Slavery. Now I see the start of healthcare reform and soon we will
see market and climate related reforms as well.

It’s thrilling to watch history be made. Made by us.

Half morons of the United States unite with your full moron comrades and together you can gloriously march right in to government dependency and be mired in poverty as one. Take the bait. Surrender yourself whole to the housing projects where, if luck shines upon you, you will have a cush job of selling drugs for a few years until some thug blows your brains out and takes over your corner.

Watch the mailbox for your bi monthly meager stipend woo hoo! Wear gunna git rich, wit dis newfangled post office/ health care/ department of motor vehicles, eyes can’t weight. duh. I’m too stupid to celebrate properly.

Little frenchie wanna bes.

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December 19th, 2009
10:05 pm

I can remember a time when mooching was an embarrassment, not a career choice.

We have made history indeed, parasitical history.

Be proud, be weak, be craven, be a leech, attach yourself to the living, suck on them hard.

All hail the democrats.

RW-(the original)

December 19th, 2009
10:05 pm

Kamchak,

If you ever make your way out of the dead thread, I post under one name and one name only.

larry

December 19th, 2009
10:24 pm

but it is perfectly all right for corporations to mooch ? Lets see, the worst terrorist attack in this country’s history, the worst and second worst economic collaspe in this country’s history and 12 out of the last 14 recessions all happened on their watch.

Talk about making history !!

All hail the republicans.

stands for decibels

December 19th, 2009
10:25 pm

O Brother was a decent movie. A great film, though? not for me.

Actually, I’m drawing a blank on any particular work that really moved me, made me want to see it again and again, in the last decade. May have something to do with very little actual in-theater time spent (as opposed to previous decades) for me. The DVDs we rent, I guess, just aren’t as memorable.

Or maybe because John Sayles hasn’t wowed me for awhile.

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December 19th, 2009
10:30 pm

larry- It’s a good thing for you that the dummycrats won’t let anyone read their health care abomination.

You wouldn’t like the corporation “mooching” bonanza that they wrote in it.

But you kneel before your all knowing government and grovel for your pittance, be proud, be a fool, assume your dead life in the projects, smile like an idiot.

AmVet

December 19th, 2009
10:30 pm

“After World War II, the nation’s tax bill was roughly split between corporations and individuals. But after years of changes in the federal tax code and international economy, the corporate share of taxes has declined to a fourth the amount individuals pay, according to the US Office of Management and Budget.”

While Reagan and Clinton dramatically pared welfare for people they crated a corresponding offset in corporate welfare. Endless giveaways and fealty to their campaign financiers…

And now that the new-world fascists on Wall Street have de facto ownership of our government, the criminals are untouchable and exempted from the rule of law, and laugh at the powerless, though sovereign people.

You did a heck of job capitalists…

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December 19th, 2009
10:31 pm

Eastwood’s Okinawa duo was fairly decent.

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December 19th, 2009
10:35 pm

Check it out, parasitical class, none of this would exist without the corporations, I hate to break the news to you but you do not provide, you consume. You are a drag on our economy. You hinder our greatness. We must carry you.

Capitalism IS the economy.

R.Moore

December 19th, 2009
10:38 pm

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December 19th, 2009
10:40 pm

Most common parasites have enough sense not to suck their host death but not the dummycrat party, total idiot gluttons.

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December 19th, 2009
10:48 pm

Oh, I forgot, I am dissembling before a bunch of government educated dimwits, I suppose I shouldn’t use such big words or at least explain them-

Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the host.

In general, parasites are much smaller than their hosts, show a high degree of specialization for their mode of life, and reproduce more quickly and in greater numbers than their hosts. Classic examples of parasitism include interactions between vertebrate hosts and diverse animals such as tapeworms, flukes, the Plasmodium species, and fleas. Parasitism is differentiated from parasitoidism, a relationship in which the host is always killed by the parasite such as moths, butterflies, ants, flies and others.

Be proud dummycrats, be proud.

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December 19th, 2009
10:52 pm

What do you want for free next, oh proud, brave dummycrats, your eats?

Should we send a stretcher by to carry you out to the mailbox to get your welfare check?

larry

December 19th, 2009
10:53 pm

Hmmmmmm, most corporations provide because they go to the government begging for tax breaks which have to be made up by me and the general population. So, in effect , i am providing……….. for their tax breaks.

larry

December 19th, 2009
10:57 pm

Who said this was free, didnt you watch the reading of the health care bill ? No, i guess not. I guess it also doesnt bother you that our congress has government run health care. Paid for by us.

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December 19th, 2009
10:59 pm

larry- Where does the government get it’s money from, oh public school educated mushroom?

larry

December 19th, 2009
11:04 pm

Mushroom? Are we allowed to name call on here? Oh well, i wont stoop that low. Government gets their money in a variety of ways, depending on whether it is state or federal or local government. Taxes, fees, the federal gov. can print money in times of crisis like last spring and fall to add liquidity to the markets. The state gov. has to balance their budget.

larry

December 19th, 2009
11:06 pm

So they cut spending , like for example education, which forces property taxes to go up to meet state mandates. But then they turn around and give out 460 million in tax breaks so people in another state can have jobs.That tax burden has to fall somewhere .

getalife

December 19th, 2009
11:07 pm

The Fog of War.

No Country for Old Men.

There Will Be Blood.

Goodfellas.

Gladiator.

Almost Famous.

Pulp Fiction.

The Gangs of New York.

The Departed.

Nailen Palin.

larry

December 19th, 2009
11:08 pm

Well, its time for this mushroom to go to bed. You can name call each other all you want now.

AmVet

December 19th, 2009
11:09 pm

Bumper sticker seen in Cobb…

Welchers for Socialism.

Nuff said, time to say g’nite…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSEut2-vTLw

RW-(the original)

December 19th, 2009
11:41 pm

I hope film makers of the last ten years are impressed by this outpouring of praise for there efforts. The topic has only been up all evening and we have 63 comments, a few of which are even on topic.

RW-(the original)

December 19th, 2009
11:42 pm

I hereby declare there and their interchangeable.

IHB2

SOUTHERN ATL

December 20th, 2009
12:11 am

It’s hard for me to choose just one but these were some of my favorites. I know I included one that was not of this decade but I thought that it was an excellent movie as well:

1. Something the Lord Made
2. The Hours
3. Pirates of the Caribbean
4. The Great Debaters
5. Lackawanna Blues
6. Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Southern Comfort

December 20th, 2009
6:21 am

Can’t say I have one favorite, but here’s a few:

1. House of Flying Daggers
2. Remember the Titans
3. The Great Debaters
4. Transformers
5. We Are Marshall

Southern Comfort

December 20th, 2009
6:25 am

For those who think the health care system is fine the way it is, you may want to talk to this lady.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-health-coverage-dropped-121709,0,7849482.story

Joel Edge

December 20th, 2009
6:25 am

I’m surprised no one mentioned Phone Booth. Good movie. Taken was a good revenge movie. These days I watch more animated movies than anything else.

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December 20th, 2009
6:55 am

Once it is too late to have any effect, now the Urinal has harsh words for the health care abomination, and will forever point at this one article as their steadfast, rage against the machine opposition, once all hell breaks loose-

The term “Christmas tree” has its own special meaning on Capitol Hill. It usually refers to a bill that has been decorated with “ornaments,” loaded up with special goodies for the folks back home.

But the term is particularly apt this week, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid works to have a vote on a heavily festooned health care bill by Christmas Eve.

The decorations include: The “Louisiana Purchase,” as it is being called, a provision for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.), who obtained an extra $300 million in Medicaid money for her state.-Urinal

Cleaning up your compost pile will take more than ten paragraphs, oh stalwarts against the tyranny, just sayin….

Mrs. Godzilla

December 20th, 2009
7:27 am

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Re: Your 9:58

Bless your heart.

Southern Comfort

December 20th, 2009
7:32 am

I know some won’t view this because of the site linked to, but I think it’s funny. Bill O’Reilly called Laura Ingraham a Kool Aid drinker. Tee hee hee. I guess Fox Opinionists do show some Fair and Balanced views…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/19/oreilly-slams-ingraham-yo_n_398165.html

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December 20th, 2009
7:58 am

DALLAS — The United States may soon see its prison population drop for the first time in almost four decades, a milestone in a nation that locks up more people than any other. -Urinal

Nah, nobody in this horrible country commits any crimes, we just get our evil kicks throwing innocent people in the slammer.

We need to become more like, oh, I don’t know, Somalia, and not have any prisons at all. Nor any police.

Let’s just let the parasites rule over us.

Here, here.

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December 20th, 2009
8:02 am

Climate talks end with eye on next year, Agreement falls short, is not legally binding.-Urinal

It was just too cold to f with the global warming horror show, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Put another log on the fire!

Taxpayer

December 20th, 2009
8:41 am

Thanks, Andy.

Southern Comfort

December 20th, 2009
8:45 am

“Nah, nobody in this horrible country commits any crimes, we just get our evil kicks throwing innocent people in the slammer.”

As noticed by the growing number of people being released upon re-examination of DNA evidence using techniques not available at the time of their arrest and conviction.

Not to mention the good old days where they just hung, burned, or shot the people before they were even tried and convicted.

Jus sayin…

Pennsylvanian

December 20th, 2009
8:45 am

As some are fond of saying – Here’s your sign.

“Democrats bail on Obama, and it may get worse.” David S. Broder, Washington Post. Interesting. Looks like Nancy Pelosi and the Dem party are getting ready to toss the POTUS under the bus. Too much negative baggage going into the mid terms.

@@

December 20th, 2009
8:45 am

So does this movie thread run the entire weekend? ’cause I’ve pretty much exhausted my list. Movie theaters are too cold for me. Renting videos is a waste since I quickly fall asleep after 20 minutes.

There’s just something about sofa cushions wrapped in down.

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December 20th, 2009
8:56 am

As noticed by the growing number of people being released upon re-examination of DNA evidence

He’s on to us! What will we ever do now? I just knew that dreaded DNA was never gonna work, drats!

I told you we should have stuck with the Ten Commandments.

Nothing warms the heart more than roasting heathens.

AmVet

December 20th, 2009
9:05 am

SoCo, I say let the petty potheads out of jail and start using that expensive real estate (get it?) more effectively.

Incarcerate some of the white collar criminals who walked off with suitcase fulls of other people’s money. OUR money.

The unindicted liars, swindlers, traitors and Kings of Financial Malfeasance who hide behind that giant American flag on Wall Street; they are the ones who should be doing time.

But hey! Crime Pays!

As evidenced by the fact that the mensa-caliber neo-conned profess, from Wasilla to Marietta, that these men did nothing wrong! They don’t even exist! Yep, the boys who created and perpetuated the greatest corporate crime wave in America history are all illusory! The guys who brought this nation to the brink of economic ruin and who in actually, succeeded in ruining untold numbers of American families are just figments of the imagination!

They did nothing wrong! This is America and the free market! It was the GOVERNMENT!!!

And the criminal coddlers and brain dead descendants of BushCo still shuck and grin for them. And never once, to my knowledge, even asked for any Vaseline while bent over. Their kids must hate them.

Why did the GOP become the anti-Law & Order Party?

josef nix

December 20th, 2009
9:10 am

I just scrolled through last p.m.’s offereings…

One I missed which probably should be on my list was “Pulp Fiction,,,”

JAY–don’t see the few posts as a comment on movie night, nor even your choice as a thread, just how bad a decade for film it really was…

Looked back over my own list and less than half of them would I bother to see again, and this from somebody who’ll watch a really good film a dozen times…only Oh, Brother falls into that last category. Then those that we have in our own collection, “Ride with the Devil,” “G-d on Trial,” and “The Pianist,” and they are there more for the subject matter…

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December 20th, 2009
9:11 am

Aahhh, yes, AmWet is taking his pet delusions out for a stroll this morning.

Don’t forget to bring Warmongers for Oil with you.

SomaliDawg

December 20th, 2009
9:14 am

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

We need to become more like, oh, I don’t know, Somalia, and not have any prisons at all. Nor any police.
مهٔ افراد بشر آزاد به دنیا می‌آیند و از دید حیثیت و حقوق با هم برابرند، همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با ر

Thank You Mister I Report. It is true.
ارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح برادری
In somalia, criminal is de-limbed or dispatched. No need for lawyas.
اد به دنیا می‌آیند و از دید حیثیت و حقوق با هم برابرند، همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح برادری ر
?Why in America criminals become lawya or politician? Big buildings named after criminal?

AmVet

December 20th, 2009
9:22 am

Apparently, the more disgusting element within America’s religious Reich want to bring back the 17th century’s Scarlet Letter to Oklahoma.

Sell your repulsive guilt trip elsewhere, puritans…

One of the many disgusting elements of the faux Christians is an otherwise lack of intellectual honesty.

This cretin, state Sen. Todd Lamb, “helped draft the abortion legislation and describes it as “a common sense measure with bipartisan support.”

“We’re not trying to embarrass anybody, hurt anybody or make anybody’s identities known. That’s not the purpose of the legislation,” the Republican lawmaker said.

“We want to collect hard data that can be a useful tool in helping prevent future unwanted pregnancies.”

Collect data?

My arse.

He want’s BIG GOVERNMENT, in the most Reaganesque style, to have control over women. This is a step to further that aim.

Keep trying conned, no wonder you keep getting decimated a the polls…

Dave R.

December 20th, 2009
9:23 am

I’m not sure I watched 10 movies made in this decade. :(

Of course, there are days when I can’t remember what I had for breakfast. :D

But DaVinci Code was a good one.

josef nix

December 20th, 2009
9:27 am

SoCo–
The DNA review is long overdue and, just my opinion, should be immediately employed for any person currently or previously incarcerated where it would bear on establishing their guilt or innocence. There should be no lengthy and costly process…

AmVet–these mongrel white collar theives should be locked up in an Angola or Parchman, work in the cane fields and cotton fields and be housed with the general population and not sent off to serve their time in some mimimum risk country club prison to plot future schemes and scams…let ‘em spend a few years with the common thugs they are…

The lot in power now is making a big to-do about reform–reform of health care, reform on immigration next on the agenda–what about reform of the criminal justice system? Oh, I forgot, not likely with Oh Pardon Me as Attorney General…

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 20th, 2009
9:34 am

Only in the current perverted condition of the United States could efforts to ensure that your tax dollars are not used to murder innocent children be considered a crime.

RW-(the original)

December 20th, 2009
9:35 am

JAY–don’t see the few posts as a comment on movie night, nor even your choice as a thread, just how bad a decade for film it really was…

josef,

I disagree. It should have been obvious after last week that “movie night” was a one hit wonder since everybody went through all of their all time favorites.

SomaliDawg

December 20th, 2009
9:37 am

آزاد به دنیا می‌آیند و از دید حیثیت و حقوق با هم برابرند، همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح برادری
Policemon sold me Khat. Khat and money gone with policemon.. I went to pokey jail on Rice street.

اد به دنیا می‌آیند و از دید حیثیت و حقوق با هم برابرند، همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح برادری
Lawya took money for freedom. Lawya and money gone. No freedom.
Stay in pokey jail 10 day more than law say. Judge no care. Underwear stolen in pokey jail.
this not happen in somalia.
همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان هستند و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح ب

RW-(the original)

December 20th, 2009
9:38 am

I’m all for releasing every single person that’s in jail for the sole reason of being a pot smoker right now. Any guesses on how many cells that frees up? I’ll put the over and under at 3 and take the under.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 20th, 2009
9:43 am

Onward dimocrat soldiers, marching off to war, can I get a Hallelujah?-

But these ornaments are mere baubles compared with some of the neon measures that some lawmakers and lobbyists have fought to keep out of the bill.

Most prominent was the demand by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) that leaders drop two provisions that the insurance industry and big business had been lobbying vociferously against. One, of course, was a government-run insurance plan, or public option, which would have competed with private insurance companies. The other was an expansion of Medicare to include some people ages 55 to 64, a change that hospitals and doctors fought because it would have meant taking care of more patients at lower Medicare rates.

Insurers also beat back an attempt to strip the industry of a partial antitrust exemption that it has long enjoyed.

To achieve these goals on Capitol Hill, the lobbying on health care legislation has been lavish.

Final spending amounts for the year will not be known until mid-January. But in the first nine months of the year, health care lobbyists spent at least $396 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the influence of money on elections and policy.

Corporate glee

The insurance companies were probably among the merriest of industries last week. Because the legislation mandates that everyone buy insurance, those companies stand to gain 30 million new customers, with no government plan to compete with.

But the drug companies were certainly joyful, too. So far, they have kept intact a deal with the White House to bar the importation of cheaper drugs from Canada and elsewhere. In exchange, the drug companies agreed to give up $80 billion over 10 years through discounts and rebates.

Some senators fought the deal, noting that $80 billion represents only about 2 percent of the $3.6 trillion that will be spent on drugs in the next 10 years.-Urinal

Never has so much courage been shown, never more blood shed, the glorious and valiant dummycrats fought with all of their hearts, bravely taking on the monolithic, ever swarming waves of capitalism, tears were shed, clothing was rent, teeth gnashed into the dark of the battle, but alas, our lion-hearted and gritty warriors of righteousness lost anyway, and were quickly brought to servitude to industry stooges, against their will, of course.

We should all be proud of their efforts, those grand and gallant dummycrats!

I propose a toast, to paraticism, er, patriotism.

AmVet

December 20th, 2009
9:44 am

Yeah, josef, I would say that in the past twenty five years or so, the Law & Order Party types HAVE reformed the criminal justice system. The BIG TIME criminals are now effectively sheltered, if not outright exempt, from justice, economic or otherwise. They have too many paid off co-conspirators in DC and the dolts that elect them “looking the other way”.

Speaking of which, it’s OK, Anduhng. (Say a prayer for me!)

That an inveterate liar who won’t even pay off his bumbling, stumbling, rumbling gambling debts that god and everybody who can read English, witnessed here, loathes what I say, is just more evidence that in this country there are those who advocate for justice and those on the far right, who advocate against it.

Bring back Ronnie! (What? Oh. I see.) Well there must be somebody who can hide the actions of the thugs on Wall Street while going after the real scourge in this country. Yep, it’s time to bring back the………………………..War on Pornography!!!

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 20th, 2009
9:46 am

Ooops, forgot one thing-

Onward dimocrat soldiers, marching off to war, can I get a Hallelujah?-

But these ornaments are mere baubles compared with some of the neon measures that some lawmakers and lobbyists have fought to keep out of the bill.

Most prominent was the demand by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) that leaders drop two provisions that the insurance industry and big business had been lobbying vociferously against. One, of course, was a government-run insurance plan, or public option, which would have competed with private insurance companies. The other was an expansion of Medicare to include some people ages 55 to 64, a change that hospitals and doctors fought because it would have meant taking care of more patients at lower Medicare rates.

Insurers also beat back an attempt to strip the industry of a partial antitrust exemption that it has long enjoyed.

To achieve these goals on Capitol Hill, the lobbying on health care legislation has been lavish.

Final spending amounts for the year will not be known until mid-January. But in the first nine months of the year, health care lobbyists spent at least $396 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the influence of money on elections and policy.

Corporate glee

The insurance companies were probably among the merriest of industries last week. Because the legislation mandates that everyone buy insurance, those companies stand to gain 30 million new customers, with no government plan to compete with.

But the drug companies were certainly joyful, too. So far, they have kept intact a deal with the White House to bar the importation of cheaper drugs from Canada and elsewhere. In exchange, the drug companies agreed to give up $80 billion over 10 years through discounts and rebates.

Some senators fought the deal, noting that $80 billion represents only about 2 percent of the $3.6 trillion that will be spent on drugs in the next 10 years.-Urinal

Never has so much courage been shown, never more blood shed, the glorious and valiant dummycrats fought with all of their hearts, bravely taking on the monolithic, ever swarming waves of capitalism, tears were shed, clothing was rent, teeth gnashed into the dark of the battle, but alas, our lion-hearted and gritty warriors of righteousness lost anyway, and were quickly brought to servitude to industry stooges, against their will, of course.

We should all be proud of their efforts, those grand and gallant dummycrats!

I propose a toast, to paraticism, er, patriotism.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 20th, 2009
9:50 am

Hell with it, you get the idea.

~~~~~~

AmWet- It’s a silly question but do you obsess much?

AmVet

December 20th, 2009
9:52 am

Some peoples (dumas) kids…

Seriously, how frickkin’ dumb can a person be just for the sake of mindless opposition?

You’d think the rw(ers) would at least do some tiny cursory research before publicly embarrassing themselves and showing off their boundless ignorance…

American taxpayers are now spending more than a billion dollars per year to incarcerate its citizens for pot. That’s according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.

According to the new BJS report, “Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004,” 12.7 percent of state inmates and 12.4 percent of federal inmates incarcerated for drug violations are serving time for marijuana offenses. Combining these percentages with separate U.S. Department of Justice statistics on the total number of state and federal drug prisoners suggests that there are now about 33,655 state inmates and 10,785 federal inmates behind bars for marijuana offenses. The report failed to include estimates on the percentage of inmates incarcerated in county and/or local jails for pot-related offenses.

Multiplying these totals by U.S. DOJ prison expenditure data reveals that taxpayers are spending more than $1 billion annually to imprison pot offenders.

The new report is noteworthy because it undermines the common claim from law enforcement officers and bureaucrats, specifically White House drug czar John Walters, that few, if any, Americans are incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses. In reality, nearly 1 out of 8 U.S. drug prisoners are locked up for pot.

Of course, several hundred thousand more Americans are arrested each year for violating marijuana laws, costing taxpayers another $8 billion dollars annually in criminal justice costs.

According to the most recent figures available from the FBI, police arrested an estimated 786,545 people on marijuana charges in 2005 — more than twice the number of Americans arrested just 12 years ago. Among those arrested, about 88 percent — some 696,074 Americans — were charged with possession only. The remaining 90,471 individuals were charged with “sale/manufacture,” a category that includes all cultivation offenses, even those where the marijuana was being grown for personal or medical use.

These totals are the highest ever recorded by the FBI, and make up 42.6 percent of all drug arrests in the United States. Nevertheless, self-reported pot use by adults, as well as the ready availability of marijuana on the black market, remains virtually unchanged.

http://www.alternet.org/rights/47815/

Finn McCool

December 20th, 2009
10:00 am

Quotes:
–Half morons of the United States unite with your full moron comrades and together you can gloriously march right in to government dependency and be mired in poverty as one.
–Most common parasites have enough sense not to suck their host death but not the dummycrat party, total idiot gluttons.
–I am dissembling before a bunch of government educated dimwits
–Aahhh, yes, AmWet is taking his pet delusions out for a stroll this morning.

That’s exactly what i’ve come to expect from christians. jesus wouldn’t recognize the christians today – especially the “prosperity” christians of the osteen and oral Robert schools. Totally turns the judeo-christian teachings upside down. There are more than 3,000 excerpts in the Bible about poverty and economic injustice and not one mention about stem cell research or abortion.

Here’s a quote for you: “why fight to save a fertilized egg cell for a life spent gasping for air or fleeing the ever-rising coastlines?” 47 million uninsured Americans is a moral issue.

Methinks the new day is hitting I report quite harshly. I hate it when I get up that angry and spitting fire…which hasn’t happened since Bush left office.

josef nix

December 20th, 2009
10:00 am

RW–

The pot smokers…it ought to be obvious to anyone with the sense G-d promised a p*ssant that the drug laws in this country are about the biggest exercise in futility going on…it didn’t work with prohibition and it ain’t gonna work now…Mexico is on the verge of collapse and the streets of our cities, towns, and crossroads hamlets are under siege from those involved in the illicit trade of a product which, quite obviously, has a market and which, if legalized, could be grown in a window box or for those too lazy, stoned, or otherwise occupied, could be bought at a local shop and, for G-d’s sake, taxed to pay off the debt we’ve incurred paying off the thieving bankers, corporate execs, politicians and what have you…

getalife

December 20th, 2009
10:00 am

“I’m all for releasing every single person that’s in jail for the sole reason of being a pot smoker right now. Any guesses on how many cells that frees up? I’ll put the over and under at 3 and take the under.”

We, if they replaced them with all the ones guilty of fraud with the meltdown, it will be even.

Finn McCool

December 20th, 2009
10:09 am

The money changers have taken over the christian church. They’ve completely thrown jesus out on the street. it’s disgusting what it’s turned into

There is no talk in the TV churches about helping those worse off than yourself – the talk is just about…well, yourself. How God wants you to be rich if you just believe…and send us a check.

Do they really utter the old terms in church such as:

blessed are the peacemakers?
the meek shall inherit the world?
turn the other cheek?

It would be funny hearing a guy in a $3,000 suit saying the meek shall inherit the earth.

Time for a flood just to clear out all the hypocrisy inside the churches.

Bosch

December 20th, 2009
10:12 am

I would have to say the Lord of the Rings trilogy. O’Brother would certainly be in the top five though.