Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Bush's inauguration speech

Here's a link to it for now. I'm going to see a film called The End of Suburbia. More on both when I return. And if you're looking for lefty agit-prop about Bush's inauguration, go to rabble.ca's home page. There's some interesting looking stuff there.

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The biggest TV threat to family values since Tinky-Winky

Saw this on the BBC website. Apparently U.S. conservative groups are turning their publicity guns on … Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob is involved in a pro-gay propaganda project aimed at children! — the forces of pro-intolerance say. An excerpt: US conservative groups are up in arms over a music video featuring children's TV heroes such as the […]

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The Romance Gap

This is a wee bit o' cross promotion by the Toronto Star: It owns Harlequin Enterprises, who released a “Romance Report on guilty pleasures, whims, desires and indulgences.” That ownership stake isn't disclosed in the story. With that sin of omission documented, here's your blog junk food for today: An excerpt: When it comes to […]

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Red States: Call them the red-ink states

Washington Post columnist Steve Pearlstein notes that while the Red States are supposed to be self-reliance and all that good conservative hooey, they are actually get much more back in government funds than they pay in taxes. An excerpt: In his inaugural address tomorrow, I'm guessing, George W. Bush will take a moment to reaffirm […]

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Now gals, 'moderate' doesn't mean five martinis a day

I'm always heartened when I read health stories like this — and the news may be even better for my gender! An excerpt from the Washington Post: Women who imbibe a little wine, beer or even spirits every day are less likely than teetotalers to see their memories and other thinking powers fade as they age, […]

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Conflicted thinking remains problem in U.S. voting public: poll

Our American cousins: They're worried about the economy and Iraq (good instincts!), yet they're relatively optimistic about the next four years with Dubya at the helm, says this NYT/CBS News poll. An excerpt: n the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, most Americans say they do not expect the economy to improve or American troops […]

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Peace for a day

An NYT article on a British filmmaker who's making a sequel to an earlier pro-peace film of his in order to promote Sept. 21 as a global day to put the guns down and chill. An excerpt: he world is a mess, but at least we have Sept. 21 to look forward to. Three years […]

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Friedman looks for Bushmania in Europe, finds none

I want this guy's travel budget! :) NYT columnist Thomas L. Friedman decides to take in Dubya's inauguration from Paris — the birthplace of freedom fries. And what he finds is that Europe is the world's biggest Blue State. But he also claims Iran is the biggest red one. An excerpt: These days, even the small […]

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