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You are ILL. But this is funny. And it's good to see this again with subtitles!!!
Rita Moreno was the only real Puerto Rican in that movie.
Ha!Love this movie (despite the miscasting of the two leads) and this is my favorite part. The dancing is incredible. Rita Moreno is/was the real deal.
best. musical. ever! (though ralph would say grease is his number 1.)
Hello - It's a confirmation hearing NOT a coronation.... If you think this is "tuff" questioning of a future Supreme, then I suggest you go back and re-look at the past hearings for Bork, Thomas, or Alito... Now you’re talking about REAL hostility, ugly acrimonious questioning, and ad homonym personal attacks during a confirmation hearing!!! Even your friends in blue have commended the loyal opposition for remaining tuff and civil during their questioning of Ms. Sotomayor My goodness you can be so partisan and short sighted : )
I am a White Male but hopefully not a "stupid" one. It's amazing how people want to bring up some sort of tit for tat. Now suddnely people who understand the hypocrisy of this treatment of Judge Sotomayor are "partisan," and people like Sessions are merely watchdogs of all Americans? Are you right, or are you a maneuverer using playground taunts? That is the question I would ask Senator Sessions. You can't have it both ways. No one asked these men like Bork what "emapthy" means (except Justice Alito and he was allowed to answer any way he wanted). The powerful majority (us white guys) wanting a pledge from a minority woman of fairness is a bit ludicrous, don't you think, Anon 12:47pm?
Notice, Andrew that they had to abandon the first racist attack phase when it backfired and influential moderate Republicans threatened to leave the blog sites, Fox commentators and people liek Newt Gingrich out in the cold. Then it was affirmative action thing. That only was cool Palin-like knuckle-draggers, because the regular intelligent public saw that she was a scholar at Princeton and in law school and rose out of poverty the way Republicans say people of color must. What was next--this strategy!
Re Andrew:Its not tit for tat - Its the loyal opposition (whether blue or red & black or white) being the loyal opposition.. Since the Bork confirmation, that has been the way in which both sides have conducted themselves during these hearings... Its time each side man (or women) up and call the process what it is - Another chance for political grandstanding and pontification from bloviating blowhards!!!
Are you sure Anonymous isn't Riff or the rest of the Jets? hahaha
SoCal 82Tiger SaysRe Prof Nat 10:03pm:No CC, sometimes Annon is just me... :)
All senators, Democrat or Republican should have asked Sotomayor: "If you were interviewing a potential supreme court nominee, and had proof of him saying at least several occasions that a white man, with the richness of his experience would more often than not make better decisions than a Latina woman, and yet when he stood before you, he claimed that he didn't really mean those statements. Would you believe him? Would you confirm his nomination? Do you think any President would even attempt to nominate a white man who had made such statements? What if that same nominee had also made statements that the courts are where law is made. Yet when he stood in front of you, he said the opposite, would you believe him?"
Yes, best musical ever, if you are referring to the stage version. The movie was completely butchered in unforgivable ways. And although the lyrics to "America" in the movie version are amusing, I find it grating that they completely rewrote the song - only about three lines are the same from the original version. Although I have to say, usually Hollywood ruined musicals by cutting songs they found too challenging (as in Sound of Music - also a terrible movie - and attempted in South Pacific). In this case the lyrics were changed to be more cynical, which is at least interesting.
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