Open Thread - I'm too Swamped to blog edition

Wow. This is the busiest I can remember being in a long time. It seems something new gets piled on every single day. I used to be good at juggling, but my multi-tasking skills have suffered of late.

Here's a fresh open thread. Have at it!

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Favorite Christmas Movie.

I'm not sure I have one, what about you?

Actually, my wife and I have adopted "Scrooged" as our Christmas movie.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas

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Jim Henson's 1977 Holiday Special. Absolutely mindblowing Music by Paul Williams. Two different acts both playing a song called "Barbecue"? What are the chances?

Memorable line from Chuck (the leader of the RiverBottom Gang) endlessly repeated by myself as an all purpose childhood taunt: "Look at the Biiiiiiirds up in the Treeeeees."

Hilarious. Gawd, the way the marionettes walk without bending their knees! it's the single greatest argument AGAINST computer generated animation. The whole thing looks so HAND MADE. It's flawless.

Henson was truly the last authentic personality in children's entertainment. Everything good about everything died with him.

"See how alike we are; we might be long lost brothers..."

My favorite is

The Bishop's Wife - with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. And don't bother with a colorized version. It's best in black and white.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

The John Edwards Movie!!!!

Last weekend, I was proud to travel through Iowa with John Edwards during his "Main Street Express" bus tour as he met with caucus goers and discussed his specific ideas for providing universal health care, ending the war in Iraq, stopping global warming, and taking back our government from the powerful corporations and special interests who run it.

Now, I am happy to help him kick off his final push before the caucuses. Today, John's campaign is launching a great new video you really should check out. It's a movie trailer, actually -- a preview of all that will be possible when John is our next president:

With only 16 days left until the caucuses, it's critical that we all step up and help John Edwards right away. This is a crucial time in American history -- and we need real change. In the past, I've felt that I haven't always stepped out as soon or as actively as I should have. But now, after getting to know John, and getting to hear his strong dream and strong plan for our country, I've decided to join him and do everything I can to help.

It was exciting to see the growing energy behind John while I traveled with him over the weekend. Iowans were coming out by the hundreds to meet him, listen to what he had to say, and ask him tough questions about his plans for our country. And I was thrilled to hear that, just yesterday, John received the endorsement of a wonderful Iowa leader -- First Lady Mari Culver. It's clear that John is gaining momentum across the state, but he needs help from all of us now to keep that momentum going.

Additionally, the latest polls show John Edwards as being the one Democrat who can defeat all of the Republicans running for president.

So please take a minute to watch this powerful movie trailer and then pass it along to your friends and tell them how critical it is that we all step up to help John during these final days:

Thank you for joining me in supporting John Edwards. I am confident that when he is in the White House, he'll be a leader we will all be proud to call our president.

Have happy and healthy holidays,

--Kevin Bacon

December 18, 2007

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Brilliant!!!

I love it!!
Thanks Robert.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Heads up...

Drudge is running with some linkless "developing" trash about Edwards' paramour...

psssst......

It's the National Enquirer and the Drudge Report. Those guys make stuff up.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Tancredo may drop out

According to the Washington Post Tom Tancredo is expected to announce tomorrow that he is dropping out of the Presidential primary.

Fears about illegal immigration boosted Tancredo's profile, but it didn't translate into support as reflected by his low standing in national and state polls and his limited fundraising.

You beat me to it, LiberalNC

I guess those border issues just aren't as important to as many people as he thought.

Is anyone else missing Stewart and Colbert as much as I am?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Oh, yes, although Comedy Central has pulled out some of the best

to fill in with. I just watched Monica Goodling and Alberto Gonzales lying to the country in perpetuity. It's good to be reminded of the recent past when there's something else new almost every day that these criminals are being exposed on.

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