Tuesday, December 29, 2009
"A recent study concluded that nudity and explicit sex scenes don't translate to success for major motion pictures.
"'Sex Doesn't Sell -- nor Impress! Content, Box Office, Critics, and Awards in Mainstream Cinema' examined more than 900 films released between 2001 and 2005."
"First, White House aides downplay the notion that something may have gone wrong on their part. While staying out of the spotlight, the president conveys his efforts to address the situation and his feelings about it through administration officials. After a few days, the White House concedes on the issue, and perhaps Barack Obama even steps out to address it.
"That same scenario unfolded over the summer, when Obama said Sgt. James Crowley, a white Cambridge, Mass., police officer, 'acted stupidly' when he arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr., a black Harvard professor, in his own home. It happened in March when the public was outraged over AIG dishing out hefty bonuses. More recently the public witnessed the dynamic after a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner.
"But the fact that the issue now is a terrorist incident — albeit an unsuccessful one — makes the stakes much higher, and the White House’s usual approach more questionable. That this test of his leadership comes while he’s on vacation in tropical Hawaii further complicates things.
"President Obama has been named to a "Top 10" list he'd likely be grateful to avoid: Judicial Watch's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians," for 2009.
"'The Obama White House believes,' said the report from the organization that monitors government for corruption, and sues when it chooses, 'it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability.'
"The report released yesterday said Obama joined the likes of Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Attorney General Eric Holder; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; and Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., on the list.
"'Even before President Obama was sworn into office, he was interviewed by the FBI for a criminal investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scheme to sell the president's former Senate seat to the highest bidder,' the report said.
"'Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House. The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability,' the report said."
"Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game."
This is an incredible comment there:
"obama's the best president we've had since lincoln. his approval rating has dropped because of how fucked up bush got us and people want to see change over night. get your head outta your ass fuck nuts and smell the coffee. if you wanna be a stuck up p.o.s, then maybe you should have voted for that fucking loser mcbitch and slutpalan!!!!"
Blame Bush for Obama's approval ratings dropping?
"A black president, a black attorney general, New Black Panthers who clearly committed voter intimidation during the election of the first black president, and the dropping of all charges against those Black Panthers.
"It didn’t look good then and it looks worse today."
Bob Parks is a black man, by the way.