Originally two miniseries on BBC: “to Play the King” and “Final Cut”
I can’t think of anyone better than Kevin Spacey who could replicate Ian Richardson’s suavely menacing Francis Urquhart.
You’d be smiling, too, if you were completely immune from real consequences no matter what you did.
Murdoch is a US citizen.
He became “American” in 1985 to facilitate expanding his holdings into the US, where ownership of networks was prohibited to “furners.”
It was the birth of FOX News.
An easy bet, however, since most gun nuts are anti-tax zealots (Grover Norquist is a member of the NRA board), the issue of, “who’ll pay to fix our ‘broken mental health care system’” will be prominently ignored.
RickinSF commented on the diary post You know that kidnapped doctor rescued by SEAL Team Six over the weekend? by JP Sottile.
Sad, yes, but it’s also a “collateral benefit” to State Dept. operations.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Hanging out at the “Thomas Friedman Center for Fictional Prototypes”
Give her some credit…at least she didn’t claim to have heard this from the cabbie who drove her in from the airport..
That’s probably true…and beside the point.
Cindy Sheehan was the only serious opponent Pelosi ever faced. Sure, the GOP runs a cadaver against her, now and then, I guess to keep their donors happy. They get what they want with Pelosi in office, why mess with success?
RickinSF commented on the diary post Rush Limbaugh’s Cowardly Attempt to Apologize, Still Misrepresents the Issue by Scarecrow.
Did he read this “apology” over the air, or was it only on his website?
If he didn’t go on air with it, as he did with his slander, he’s chickenshit.
I wondered about that…I decided then that the game was up in Afghanistan when the president of the US could not cashier a officer for sabotaging policy.
I recall that McChrystal boxed the president in on the issue of troop requirements in Afghanistan earlier in the year, before the RS story. He did this by “leaking” reports before Obama was to announce the Admin. position on troop numbers.
Seems to me he should’ve been fired then, but the president didn’t do so.
Could this have made McChrystal believe he was bulletproof?
When hubby Elliott was busy helping Reagan murder El Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Nicaraguans, someone asked how she felt about the “criticisms” being leveled at her husband.
She said, “I’d like to take a machine gun to them..” or something of that sort.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Is This the Beginning of the End for the Cain Campaign?
exactly what i was thinking.
As arrogant and self-righteous as Cain seems, I’m willing to bet there’s a few “little Hermans” out there that nobody is supposed to know about.
So he’s sentenced to a day’s work on holiday pay…the NYPD brass sure knows how to hurt a guy.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Wisconsin: Walker Shuts Down DMV Offices in Democratic Areas After Passing Voter ID Law
You can lead a horse to water…etc.
I have absolutely no expectation that this DOJ will lift a finger.
I hope i’m wrong.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Mullen Accuses Iran of Getting in the Way of Imperial Occupation of Iraq
Tehran knows that Iraq will be the staging area for a US push into Iran.
For the Iranian leadership to not help the Iraqi resistance would be irresponsible.
Mullen knows this.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Senate Will Stay in Pro Forma Session, Blocking Recess Appointments
I have a hard time with assumptions that Dr. Warren’s apppointment is in the offing.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Similarities Between Ryan’s Medicare Plan and Affordable Care Act Make Dem Pushback Tricky
Sorry, I can’t get beyond the similarity between Ryan’s haircut and Ronald Regan’s.
RickinSF commented on the blog post A Liberal Is a Villager Who’s Been Screwed By a Mortgage Servicer
five’ll get you ten that Citibank is right now organizing a “make Millbank happy” task force and his anxieties will quickly be a memory.
RickinSF commented on the blog post Gaddafi Loyalists Shoot Protesters in Tripoli as They Leave Prayers
Um, this may just be one of those situations where bloodshed will happen.
Khaddafi (sp?) will rely on his mercenaries and dwindling loyalists to rule by force unless and until foreign countries embargo arms and soldiers for hire.
It will take a while, lots more people will die, but Ghathafi (sp?) will be gone.
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