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  • I Am Altering the Deal

    07/14/2016 4:33:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-14-2016 | MOTUS
    Aren’t judges, especially Supreme Court Justices, supposed to be impartial? “(Trump) is a faker,” she told CNN in an interview from her chambers.“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.” – NY Post "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." – Darth Vader The Donald’s response: (trigger – literally – warning) “Her mind is shot.”Posted from: Michelle Obama’s...
  • A digression: Darth Vader, hero.

    12/17/2015 8:17:16 AM PST · by dangus · 30 replies
    The Force | Dangus
    Today, the last day before the new Star Wars movie is seen by millions, and this theory is presumably destroyed, I would like to take the occasion and point out that there is one simple realization that will remove all of the alleged plot holes in Star Wars: Darth Vader is the hero. First, you have to realize that the Jedi are at best ambiguously good. The Galactic Republic is supposed to be, at least on the highest levels, a democracy, but it is more like the United Nations than the early United States: slavery flourishes, monarchies abound, and the...
  • Toshiro Mifune Turned Down Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Roles, Says Daughter (Star Wars)

    12/04/2015 2:26:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 3, 2015 | Gavin J. Blair
    The legendary leading man of Akira Kurosawa turned down offers from George Lucas, said his daughter at an event with Steve Wozniak to announce Tokyo Comic Con. Toshiro Mifune, the legendary actor and star of numerous Akira Kurosawa films including Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and Rashomon, turned down the roles of Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, worried that Star Wars was going to look cheap, according to his daughter Mika.
  • Ted Cruz on How 'Star Wars' Applies to Presidential Politics

    12/01/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 1, 2015 | Jessica Hopper
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says the wisdom of "Star Wars" can be applied to the campaign trail."An important question to ask of any presidential candidate is which 'Star Wars' figure would you be? And I got to say, anyone who says Luke Skywalker ought to be eliminated right off the bat. The only right answer to that is Han Solo," joked Cruz at a campaign stop in Bettendorf, Iowa.Cruz called Han Solo the "coolest character in all of cinema" and said that he's loved "Star Wars" since he was a boy."I grew up on 'Star Wars,'" Cruz said. "You...
  • Matalin: Cheney Will Be VP

    07/18/2004 6:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 2,237+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/19/04 | NewsMax
    A month ago, after Vice President Dick Cheney caused a stir when he told Sen. Pat Leahy to "f--- yourself," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett advised the Cheney team to "just make a joke of it," a senior White House official tells Newsweek. But Cheney did not. Rather, the veep affirmed to Fox News that he had told off Leahy and "felt better afterwards." Mary Matalin, the former White House aide who acts as an informal media and political adviser for the Cheneys tells Newsweek that she doubts Cheney had ever heard the White House official's advice. "I know...
  • Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor [Lucas in BDS Shocka]

    04/20/2009 8:13:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader. Phew...glad that's settled.
  • Don't Wince. Fight! Dick Cheney, Most Valuable Republican.

    05/15/2009 1:45:53 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 28 replies · 890+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 15, 2009 | William Kristol
    Dick Cheney is reminding Republicans that they need to defend themselves when attacked. When President Obama released the Justice Department interrogation memos a month ago, Cheney denounced him for doing so. He explained why it was inappropriate and unwise to release such documents. But he did more. He didn't just defend himself and the administration in which he served. He fought back, and encouraged others to do so. So while some Hill Republicans were fretting about getting a positive message out and others were launching substance-free listening tours, while GOP operatives were wringing their hands about whether Republicans could recover...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • Best Obama Action Figure Ever Battles Darth Vader, Terrorists, Dick Cheney

    04/04/2009 11:46:48 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Jesus Diaz
    Geezuss. Rollerblading. In spandex. Christ. This is, without a doubt, the best President Obama action figure ever: Posable, with facial expressions, interchangeable hands, katanas, 9mm gun, assault rifle, and a lightsaber, among many other complements.
  • Darth Cheney

    09/19/2007 8:07:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,040+ views
    "You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Clinton said just now at Town Hall in New York, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war. "I’m not invited to their meetings and I don’t know what he says or does," she said. "But all the brave talk about bringing our troops home, and setting deadlines, and getting out by a certain date just dissipated."
  • Andrew Sullivan: Skywalker Edwards v Darth Vader Cheney

    07/10/2004 4:29:53 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 60 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 11, 2004 | Andrew Sullivan
    As soon as John Kerry announced his choice of John Edwards as his running mate last week, the contrast was unavoidable. This autumn, Edwards, a telegenic, bubbly lawyer who looks 40, will go up against Big Daddy Cheney, the bald, dour, snarling vice-president whose most recent public pronouncement was to tell a leading Democratic senator to “go f*** yourself”. Edwards is a Southerner from a modest background, but he is also a member of the new class — a multi-millionaire trial lawyer with a fiercely independent career woman for a wife. Cheney is from Wyoming, one of the most beautiful...
  • What is with Dick Cheney?

    06/26/2007 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Democratshavenobrains · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    I am obviously not some BDS afflicted leftist, but when the Vice President claims he isn't a part of the Executive Branch, I don't know what to think. Mr. Cheney has continually given the Left soundbyte after soundbyte for 7 years that continually embarrass this administration. Why does he do keep doing this? Does he just not care anymore? President Bush made a huge mistake picking this guy for Vice President in my opinion.
  • Newsweek: Why Dick Cheney Should Run in 2012

    12/01/2009 12:59:43 PM PST · by caddystacks · 71 replies · 1,377+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 7, 2009 | Jon Meacham
    I think we should be taking the possibility of a Dick Cheney bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 more seriously, for a run would be good for the Republicans and good for the country. (The sound you just heard in the background was liberal readers spitting out their lattes.) Why? Because Cheney is a man of conviction, has a record on which he can be judged, and whatever the result, there could be no ambiguity about the will of the people. The best way to settle arguments is by having what we used to call full and frank...
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a ‘GOP Pro’

    08/14/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Agust 14, 2012 | WIlliam Kristol
    I’m reassured—indeed, encouraged—indeed, buoyed!—by this morning's Politico article, "GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan." "GOP pros" are the stupidest part of "the stupid party." For one thing, they're not very professional—why are they using the press to take shots at the Ryan pick in the first place? For another, they're cowardly—“nearly all the Republican professionals interviewed for this story said they would share their unfiltered views only 'on background' rules of attribution." Most of all, they're a terrific contrarian indicator. When "GOP pros" are most full of fear and apprehension about Republican prospects—for example, Reagan in 1980, Gingrich in 1994,...
  • Statue of Lenin in Ukraine Gets Transformed Into Darth Vader Monument (w/video and pics)

    10/23/2015 10:11:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 24, 2015 | Jillian Sederholm
    The force has awakened in Ukraine. A recent law banning Communist symbols in the country meant that a Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin in Odessa needed to come down. Instead, the city opted to transform it into a monument to one of pop culture's greatest villains: Darth Vader. [Image: Monument to character of Darth Vader from "Star Wars"] [Caption: A monument to the character of Darth Vader from "Star Wars", which was rebuilt from a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, is seen in Odessa, Ukraine, October 23, 2015. VOLOKIN YEVGENY / Reuters] The memorial to the famed "Star...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Darth Vader Gets Golden Makeover in Japan

    04/23/2015 6:33:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Darth Vader, the masked villain in the "Star Wars" sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday, months before the latest film in one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", hits cinema screens in December. While the gold-plated mask is not for sale, commemorative gold coins engraved with Darth Vader or his Stormtroopers will be from May 4.
  • 'Darth Vaders' To Vie For Ukraine Parliamentary Seats

    10/02/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | October 02, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    Sixteen Darth Vaders have made an imperial march onto the ballot in Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections, the latest and most expansive appearance of the “Star Wars” villain’s name and likeness in the country’s political life. All have been registered by Ukraine’s Central Election Commission for the October 26 ballot, a snap election announced by President Petro Poroshenko in August. Seven of the "Darth Vaders" are with the Internet Party of Ukraine, which advocates technological improvements to eliminate bureaucracy, while the other five are running as independents. Ukrainian political activists have used the “Dark Lord” of the legendary science-fiction series in...
  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    07/24/2014 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor Palpatine, "the actual personification of evil in the galaxy."
  • The Editor's Blog: Hillary Clinton Less Popular than Darth Vader

    07/24/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24 ,2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Polling analysts at the Washington Post have determined that elderly millionaire Hillary Clinton is viewed less favorably than Darth Vader, and would likely lose a hypothetical 2016 matchup against the prominent Sith Lord.