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Komen Goin'.

lynch komenYou might be saying to yourself "Hey, it's Komen's money. They can do whatever they want with it."

EHHHH! Sorry, but the public gave them a big fat wad of that dough so it has a rightly-deserved voice in what they do with it. And right now those voices are saying a lot of very "uncharitable" things about how Komen is treating Planned Parenthood like the GOP treats a moderate conservative. As a result, the money supply from the public is drying up.

The right hates Planned Parenthood because it actually does what the GOP pretends to do.... prevent abortions. It also saves women's lives. Show PP a little love and donate here. Thanks!

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the monster and the girlIt was a three movie weekend for Beloved Girlfriend and moi. Whoo-hoo!

First up was Contagion. Thumbnail review: If you made a movie about an uncontrollably virulent disease going about its business of wiping out over twenty-six million people around the world and then took out all of the emotion, that's Contagion. No zombies, no post-apocalyptic thunderdome battles for the remaining supply of Twinkies, just good old-fashioned medical research until the problem is solved while various bit-players dropped dead. You're sad when it ends because you just KNOW something exciting was bound to happen. It doesn't.

The second film we saw was Drive and my recommendation is that you should hop in your car, drive to your local video rental boutique, and obtain a copy of this movie now. I mean NOW! The only movie that draws any comparison to Drive's combination of lyricism and violence is Taxi Driver, both of which feature Albert Brooks, one of my favorite people in this whole wide world. In this movie he's obviously having a blast playing, well, see for yourself. (See Mike's Video Vault below for one of the memorable scenes.)

We wrapped up the weekend with a Netflix viewing of Warner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The subject of the film is a recently discovered cave in France blessed with pristine examples of paleolithic art. The camera dawdles seemingly forever over the drawings but, oddly enough, it's just what you want them to do. Not a movie for creationists but a fine documentary for the rest of us.

=Lefty=

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And now our Chart of the Day: Homelessness versus empty homes. (No larger version)

homelessness versus empty homes

=Lefty=


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Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation2-6-2012: Last week House Republicans approved language for debate on two bills that would gut Federal programs without having to pass specific legislation. This would, essentially, equal more tax cuts for big business.

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Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!No matter what Fox News says Planned Parenthood is NOT "primarily an abortion provider."

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.


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Mike's Video Vault

A scene from Drive.


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Today's Google Chow.

Doctore: This sort of malignancy often manifests itself without much warning. I'm afraid you must consider complete removal.

woman: I agree doctor, but it’s a difficult decision.
This used to be one of my favorite shirts.

(t-shirt is imprinted with the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure logo.)