Oscar watching parties

And the Oscar goes to…

From area venues:

*Barbara’s is having an Oscar party!! Watch the Academy Awards on the big screen. Fill out a nominee list with the ones that you think are going to win. The person with the most correct winners wins a great prize. We have the list for you to fill out, and all entries must be in before start time. And of course, you can wear your evening dress or tux if you would like to.

DEETS: Barbara’s Pavilion, 325 Centre St. 7:30 p.m.

*Movie Awards Viewing Party brought to you by the 5013c Oak Cliff Foundation and the  Oak Cliff Film Festival! Come watch the spectacle unfold before your eyes on the big screen. Of course this is a fine opportunity to dress to the nines and party like a star! Enter the Pick the Winners poll for $3. Winner will be announced at the end of the night and will get 2 free badges to the 2012 Oak Cliff Film Festival.

DEETS: The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. 6 p.m. TheTexasTheatre.com.

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Watch: John McCain and Mark Kirk Share Evil Laugh Over Death of Omnibus Spending Bill — ‘Did We Just Win?’

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Political theater at its most macabre, from Thursday night.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

The death of the omnibus bill was what led Reid to file cloture on the DREAM Act and DADT repeal.

There are some reports emerging that McCain and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) are so angry about the DREAM and DADT votes that they're threatening to push back on the START treaty ratification. And some that they're not.

Stay tuned…



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Audio: Iowa For Freedom might win. But not with a clean conscience.

More deliberately anti-intellectual assessments of the Iowa judicial retention vote, this time from Maggie Gallagher:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Maggie Gallagher, segment 2 [Drew Mariani Show, 11/1/10]

That whole “what is this, Russia?” thing? It comes straight from NOM’s latest e-blast. It’s their strategy here: To act like opponents of the vindictive attempt to oust judges based on one personal whim about one certain decision are opposing the right to vote itself. Maggie and Co. know that their unbelievably narrow read of these judge’s long careers is an indefensible misuse of the retention system (which was designed to take politics out of the independent judiciary), so they’ve changed the conversation to make it sound as if they are the ultimate defenders of the retention process, while the pro-equality, pro-fairness side is standing in opposition to the same.

As per usual, it’s outright deceit designed to cleanse the hands and moral compasses of those who are lashing out in unneighborly ways. And once again: It just might work here in talking point-happy America, where everything from the “[insert rock star] had to have his stomach pumped” story to the “protect marriage” rhetoric survives due to repetition rather than truth.




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If you retain the Iowa judges, communists win. Or something.

Screen Shot 2010-10-28 At 4.48.21 PmThe National Organization For Marriage is still working the canard the claims pro-retention voices are rejecting the right to vote on judges itself. Though this time, with Soviet Union compares thrown in for some extra conservative oomph:

In Iowa the great Judge Bus tour continues to make history, rolling through the Iowa countryside to possibly one of the greatest and most historic victories of our time: victory over judicial arrogance, ignorance and tyranny! The Judge Bus is making a whistle-stop tour of dozens of Iowa towns with one great message: The people of Iowa have a right to vote no to judges.

Period.

That may seem obvious. After all, it’s not really an election unless the people have a choice. The Soviet Union held faux-elections where the results were foreordained. And the elites of Iowa have gathered together to try to send an amazingly similar bad message: There’s something wrong with you if you flip the ballot and vote no on judges. They are trying to shame the good people of Iowa into the idea that it’s wrong to vote “no” on judges.

No. Please. Stop. You’re wrong. You discourage deep thought on this issue. Blah, blah blah, blah. [::Yawn::]

So as not to sound like a broken record (kids, ask your parents), we’re just going to re-link our other “Iowa For Freedom” posts from today:

Audio: Iowa for (reductive, one-dimension retention)

Unimagined rights’, detailed by advocates of gay-less fantasy world

Or go read Brian Brown’s full e-blast and form your own fatigued frustrations:

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