The Breakfast Club and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off have always been high on my list of “movies I want to own some day,” but alas upon learning of the untimely death of director John Hughes it occurs to me that I still do not have a single one of his movies in my film collection. So here are the John Hughes films I would love to add to my collection some day:
Breakfast Club Ferris Beuller’s Day Off Sixteen Candles Pretty in Pink Planes Trains and Automobiles Uncle Buck Home Alone I & II
The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage. By poisoning the political well, they’ve given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They’ve become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems.
A commenter at Nick Marinelli’s blog wonders why Democrats think democrats think “all this dissent is manufactuered”. Well, it’s not that I think the dissent is manufactured so much as the anger which is being drummed up by the malicious lies people are being fed about healthcare reform.
We had a good time at Fiesta Texas yesterday. My son got a free ticket through a reading program at his school this year so even though we have season passes to Sea World, we ponied up for a day at Six Flags. Naturally it was a scorcher on Thursday. The prediction was for 102 and as it turned out it hit a record 103. But we were prepared with lots of sunscreen and spent the hot part of the day at the water park. I made the mistake of not bringing flip-flops and quickly realized my mistake after we put all our stuff in a locker and headed out for the water. While the wife and kids went on to the pool, I doubled back to get my credit card out of the locker and then sprinted over to one of the gift shops, scalding my feet in the process. I found a pair of cheapie flip-flops for $7 but the kid behind the register just looked at my credit card and asked for my ID. D’oh!! So I had to sprint back across the hot cement a second time to the lockers to retrieve my wallet. This time I was smart and put on my tennis shoes before making the trek back to the shop. Later in the day when it was time to pay for our $35 lunch which consisted of one double-meat cheeseburger, some oninon rings and drinks (seriously), I had my ID ready only to find that they took my credit card without asking for it. Grrrrrr! Fiesta Texas was great. There was lots more than we could do in one day even getting there at 10:30 a.m. and staying until the park closed at 9 p.m. We live close enough to Fiesta Texas that I can hear the fire works every night from my front lawn so it was nice to finally get to see the fireworks and laser light show up close. It will probably be a few more years before we get a season pass to Fiesta Texas. Our kids are still too young for most of the rides and aren’t old enough to appreciate most of the music shows. But they love animals which is why we go to Sea World. I just hope that Six Flags stays solvent and doesn’t close down before then.
Here is my Disney movie collection which has grown exponentially over the years and which I am still looking to add to:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (VHS) Pinocchio Fantasia (VHS) Dumbo Bambi Saludos Amigos The Three Caballeros Make Mine Music Fun and Fancy Free Melody Time The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cinderella Alice in Wonderland Peter Pan 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Lady and the Tramp Sleeping Beauty One Hundred and One Dalmations Sword in the Stone Mary Poppins (VHS) Jungle Book The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit The Love Bug The Aristocats Bedknobs and Broomsticks Robin Hood Escape to Witch Mountain The Apple Dumpling Gang Gus The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh The Rescuers Return From Witch Mountain The Cat From Outer Space The Black Hole The Fox and the Hound Tron Oliver & Company The Little Mermaid The Rescuers Down Under Beauty and the Beast Aladdin (VHS) The Lion King Pocahontas Toy Story (VHS) The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mulan A Bug’s Life Tarzan Toy Story 2 (VHS) Dinosaur The Emperor’s New Groove (VHS) Atlantis: The Lost Empire Monsters Inc. Return To Neverland Lilo & Stitch Treasure Planet Piglet’s Big Movie Finding Nemo Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl The Haunted Mansion Home on the Range The Incredibles National Treasure Pooh’s Heffalump Movie Sky High Chicken Little Chonicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Cars Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Meet the Robinsons Pirates of the Carribbean: At Worlds End Ratatouille Enchanted National Treasure: Book of Secrets Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian WALL-E Tinker Bell Bolt Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin The Tigger Movie The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (VHS) Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Lilo & Stitch II: Stitch Has a Glitch Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie Air Buddies Space Buddies The Complete Goofy The Chronological Donald Vol. 1 The Chronological Donald Vol. 2 Mickey Mouse in Black and White Vol. 2
The video of an angry mob chanting “Just Say No!” over and over again in an effort to harass U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett during a forum on health care is a prime example of how Radicalism has replaced Conservatism in this country. These people are no different than the radical “Hippies” of the 1960s who came to represent left-wing or liberal politics all the way to the present. If anything, they are even angrier than the “Flower Power” children of the 60s ever were. It is disturbing that these radicals are organizing protests around the country with the express purpose of drowning out any efforts to examining the health care debate in a civil manner. Do you suppose the national media will start portraying these radicals in the same negative light that their 60s counterparts were? Or will they be too cowed by these braying morons’ charges of “liberal bias” to dare offer any critical coverage?
Mean Rachel decides that Democratic gubernatorial candidate is still too Bush League for her tastes.
Our governor is living the life of the rich and famous. It does so on our dime and on the "dimes" of his fat cat contributors. Libby Shaw gives us the ulgy details over at TexasKaos, Our Kept Governor to the Unemployed: Eat Cake.
If nuclear power companies are already having trouble with their credit ratings, why are Texans rushing to throw them billions for plants that even the builders can't finance themselves? Good question, says Citizen Sarah at Texas Vox.