Quote of the day

posted at 10:40 pm on September 10, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Palin is a shallow, chirpy person with those vaguely alarming eyeglasses. Now her fans all want a pair. Remember back when women wore glasses that departed their ears in plastic swoops and swirls? My theory is, anyone who wears glasses that look weird is telling me something I don’t want to know.

I trust the American people will see through Palin’s facade, and save the Republic in November. The most damning indictment against her is that she considered herself a good choice to be a heartbeat away. That shows bad judgment.”


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Don’t think time served as a POW POW POW counts as “combat,” Ronnie.

Nobody’s shooting at you…

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:30 AM

A new low. Congratulations.

hillbillyjim on September 11, 2008 at 2:37 AM

I have no idea why you’re allowed to troll on this site. It would be a much better place without you.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 2:35 AM

laugh at it….Ralph gets more bitter and clingy to the one as its time staring at port-a-johns does not translate into polling success…..

I use Ralph to give me a snapshot into the moral vacancy the leftbats live in. There is no low too low, and no slur too slimy. All that matters to them is power.

Put in Senator McCain’s position they’d crack in days if not hours.

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:40 AM

McCain requested a combat assignment,and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal flying A-4 Skyhawks. His combat duty began when he was 30 years old, in summer 1967, when Forrestal was assigned to a bombing campaign during the Vietnam War.

By then a lieutenant commander, McCain was almost killed on July 29, 1967, when he was near the center of the Forrestal fire. He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded; McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments. The ensuing fire killed 134 sailors and took 24 hours to control. With the Forrestal out of commission, McCain volunteered for assignment with the USS Oriskany.

John McCain’s capture and subsequent imprisonment began on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam, when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg, and then nearly drowned, when he parachuted into Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi. After he regained consciousness, some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. Lieutenant Commander McCain was then transported to Hanoi’s main Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”.

BTW, Waffles Kerry served four months and scammed a discharge for self-inflicted, rice-in-his-ass wounds and “saving” a fellow soldier he dumped off his boat when he fled from a conflict.

Mallard T. Drake on September 11, 2008 at 2:41 AM

http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=8147

Here is the supposed explosive news story that is going to end McCain’s campaign.

DU wingnuts are unhinged if they think a 20 year old story is going to do anything.

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:42 AM

BTW, Waffles Kerry served four months and scammed a discharge for self-inflicted, rice-in-his-ass wounds and “saving” a fellow soldier he dumped off his boat when he fled from a conflict.

Mallard T. Drake on September 11, 2008 at 2:41 AM

McCain had almost as many bombing runs as William Ayers.

/ralph

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:43 AM

Here is the supposed explosive news story that is going to end McCain’s campaign.

DU wingnuts are unhinged if they think a 20 year old story is going to do anything.

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:42 AM

Keating?

Good luck….FM/FM has its hooks into Barry…Barry may not want to make this race “ethics” given Aunt Esther directly gaining from lobbying.

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:44 AM

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:40 AM

I’d rather he just go away. Or get hit by a bus.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 2:46 AM

not Keating, no… that he abused his senatorial powers to prevent the DEA from investigating Cindy’s drug abuse back in the early 90’s

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:47 AM

not Keating, no… that he abused his senatorial powers to prevent the DEA from investigating Cindy’s drug abuse back in the early 90’s

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:47 AM

were Barry not so closed about his own professional ethical past it *might* work…..I just don’t see him making a go of it.

He is being aided by the breaking of the law even as we type in the form of the Annenburg nondisclosuresm he also gave Acorn 800000 dollars flouting ethics.

I think McCain’ll be fine.

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:50 AM

I’d rather he just go away. Or get hit by a bus.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 2:46 AM

beware the fury of patient men….

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:51 AM

I think McCain’ll be fine.

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 2:50 AM

Oh I know he will. I just find it hilarious that their unhinged minds are getting excited over this as a game changer.

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:53 AM

A new low. Congratulations.

I might respect what McCain went through a little more if he weren’t milking it constantly for personal gain, hbj.

I hear McCain was quite a community organizer while he was detained, though.

We all know what that’s worth…don’t we?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:57 AM

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:47 AM

So this would be around the same time Obama was doing crack? Sure, let’s bring it up.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 2:57 AM

the dark lord Darth Rove speaks…

Michael Dukakis spent the last months of the 1988 campaign calling his opponent’s running mate, Dan Quayle, a risky choice and even ran a TV ad blasting Mr. Quayle. The Bush/Quayle ticket carried 40 states.

Adlai Stevenson spent the fall of 1952 bashing Dwight Eisenhower’s running mate, Richard Nixon, calling him “the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, and then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” The Republican ticket carried 39 of 48 states.

sven10077 on September 11, 2008 at 3:01 AM

Shorter Rove:

Palin is a cross between Nixon and Quayle?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 3:25 AM

Palin is a cross between Nixon and Quayle?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 3:25 AM

You may be a cross between Re and Tard.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Ronnie-1
alphie-0

You know, according to the Democrats, alphie’s mother should have aborted him.

Nahanni on September 11, 2008 at 4:01 AM

Nahanni on September 11, 2008 at 4:01 AM

I may have to cross the aisle on that one.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 4:07 AM

Scrubbed.

Jim Treacher on September 11, 2008 at 4:40 AM

For a while, I was feeling sorry for all of these Obama supporters, who are going to have their idealistic dreams crushed, and will probably suffer severe depression as a result.

But I got over that. Now I want to see them cry.

gridlock2 on September 11, 2008 at 4:45 AM

This guy Ebert gave SPACE CHIMPS 3 stars. Out of four.

He’s a hack. Has-been.

Ugly on September 11, 2008 at 5:30 AM

Shorter Rove:

Palin is a cross between Nixon and Quayle?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 3:25 AM

I believe you might be correct… the general physical attractive appearance, female instead of male, and conservative values of Dan Quayle and the political savvy of Nixon. Good combination in my book.

CC

CapedConservative on September 11, 2008 at 5:34 AM

OK, I’m skipping a ton of comments here, but the line:

You don’t need to be a pointy-headed elitist to travel abroad. You need curiosity and a hunger to see the world.

…is exactly the same thing Ebert said about Bush in 2000. I mean, word for word. This guy’s got a serious bug up his prodigious butt about travel. Speaking of…

He’s also the same guy who said he came home from An Inconvenient Truth and “I went around the house turning off the lights.” Um, but we should all jet around the world more out of curiosity?

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 5:45 AM

P.S. Is anyone else getting a “page not found” error on that link? Or has this one gone down the memory hole too?

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 5:52 AM

not Keating, no… that he abused his senatorial powers to prevent the DEA from investigating Cindy’s drug abuse back in the early 90’s

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:47 AM

On the video, this guy alleges that by keeping the charges of abusing prescription medications at a federal level, Cindi avoided more severe penalties. Any good defense attorney would do that for their client.

Let’s hear about Obama’s drug use, which seems more relevant to the presidential race.

Right_of_Attila on September 11, 2008 at 6:02 AM

My theory is, anyone who wears glasses that look weird is telling me something I don’t want to know.

I geddit. Her glasses are endangering us.
Lord… those people!!!

rebecca on September 11, 2008 at 6:04 AM

Good look on you, Mr. Ebert. Big round eyeglasses to emphasize that doughy, bulbous face. As chapter president of Fat People of America, I excommunicate you, loser. Get a real job.

SKYFOX on September 11, 2008 at 6:05 AM

This, coming from a man who sits in the dark for hours watching movies.

We have a name for people who just want to watch movies for a living, we call them bums.

RobertInAustin on September 11, 2008 at 6:14 AM

Don’t think time served as a POW POW POW counts as “combat,” Ronnie.

Nobody’s shooting at you…

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:30 AM

You have to wipe your face, don’t you?

Squiggy on September 11, 2008 at 6:30 AM

Thanks for your contribution to society Mr. Ebert — which amounts to writing porn scripts and reviewing films most people don’t give a rat’s arse about.

Oh, nice glasses you have on there!

Richard Romano on September 11, 2008 at 6:46 AM

P.S. Is anyone else getting a “page not found” error on that link? Or has this one gone down the memory hole too?

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 5:52 AM

That’s what I get too!

IrishGirl17 on September 11, 2008 at 6:48 AM

Yep, it’s been wiped as clean as his dinner plate.

Jim Treacher on September 11, 2008 at 7:05 AM

Jim Treacher on September 11, 2008 at 7:05 AM

Somewhere, George Orwell is smiling at the “I can delete it if you point out the idiocy!” Or, at least, there’s a farm in England that thinks it’s tragic-comedy.

P.S. Don’t let alphie spoil your fun, folks. Expect the trolls to behave like trolls. As for the rest of us, ignore him, or pull a Reagan: “Aw, shut up!”

emailnuevo on September 11, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Who the hell cares what this nasty little man says?

BTW, Benjamin Franklin also wore vaguely alarming eyeglasses. What does this guy have against far sided people?

Terrye on September 11, 2008 at 7:10 AM

He’s allowed an opinion, but I’d prefer it be restricted to the issues.
This fat idiot can go f**k himself too.

RWLA on September 11, 2008 at 7:11 AM

I have learned to ignore movie critics on the subject of movies a long, long time ago.

Why does this old, fat poof critic think we should give a shize about his political opinions?

Spartacus on September 11, 2008 at 7:15 AM

Yep, it’s been wiped as clean as his dinner plate.

Jim Treacher on September 11, 2008 at 7:05 AM

Those liberals – so courageous, they always stand by their words – and their friends. *cough*bus*cough*

Roger Ebert, God bless him, apparently hasn’t noticed all the women running out to buy Sarah Palin glasses. Hmmm…I wonder how many men are running out to buy Roger Ebert glasses. (totally unrelated question) Gee, I wonder why he scrubbed the post? hee hee hee

P.S. Don’t let alphie spoil your fun, folks. Expect the trolls to behave like trolls. As for the rest of us, ignore him, or pull a Reagan: “Aw, shut up!”

emailnuevo on September 11, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Yeah, I prefer Reagan’s more polite, good-humored, “There you go again.” :)

inviolet on September 11, 2008 at 7:17 AM

What sheer genius. He discovered the eyeglass test! The man is amazing!
Wonder if he uses this method when rating movies?

JellyToast on September 11, 2008 at 7:26 AM

He’s also the same guy who said he came home from An Inconvenient Truth and “I went around the house turning off the lights.”

He left the house to go see a movie, and left all the lights on???

MarkTheGreat on September 11, 2008 at 7:29 AM

I don’t usually get my political advice from movie stars OR movie reviewers. Just sayin’.

ctmom on September 11, 2008 at 7:30 AM

Here’s a fun factoid for ya:

Ebert wrote the script for Who Killed Bambi?.

Buy Danish on September 11, 2008 at 7:41 AM

W00T !

I went to Ebert’e page and got the “page not found” gig. But, in its place were two banner ads, one of which was for . . .

McCain-Palin T shirts!

Yay!

Payback’s a b*itch, isn’t it Mr. Ebert?

Doc Rochester on September 11, 2008 at 7:43 AM

Wow, he’s ripping on her glasses… I almost feel sorry for the guy.

4shoes on September 11, 2008 at 7:48 AM

Just goes to show how desperate the loonies have become that we are now discussing her choice of eyeglasses, not issues. God help them if we tried to have a conversation about democracy versus socialism.

red131 on September 11, 2008 at 8:04 AM

Talk about the AUDACITY OF HOPE,this peice of ugly,bloated,triple-chinned,freaky potential child molesting wannabe azzhole has the AUDACITY to comment on another persons appearance is in incomprehensible!!NOW do you really want to know what I think?

Marines for Mccain on September 11, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Now the guy who gives a thumbs up on the latest Batman movie is weighing in?

First he should explain why I should care what he thinks about anything, except perhaps the latest Batman movie.

NoDonkey on September 11, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Roger. We don’t like you.

surrounded on September 11, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Wouldn’t you know it, his post went down the memory hole. What a shocker.

Tom Blogical on September 11, 2008 at 8:27 AM

P.S. Is anyone else getting a “page not found” error on that link? Or has this one gone down the memory hole too?

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 5:52 AM

Yup, apparently the sunshine was more than he could take. Score another for the memory hole.

petefrt on September 11, 2008 at 8:30 AM

Love the smell of Democrat panic in the morning. Smells like… victory.

itsspideyman on September 11, 2008 at 8:30 AM

Talk about lipstick on a pig. I would attribute Ebert’s attacks on Palin as nothing more than that weird Chicago loyalty that turns criminals into elder statesmen (e.g., Ayers), racists into reverends (Wright), and novices into nominees (you know who).

It’s the Chicago Way, but not the American Way.

EMD on September 11, 2008 at 8:30 AM

The linked article is gone. All I see are Ebert’s scowling jowls.

docweasel on September 11, 2008 at 8:40 AM

Ebert has ignored the principle that people wearing weird glasses should not throw stones. I find Ebert’s glasses very weird and I guess they’re supposed to be telling me something that I don’t want to know about him. However, Gov Palin’s eyeglasses look smart, and are telling me that she passed the eyeglass test to be VP.

eaglewingz08 on September 11, 2008 at 8:45 AM

not Keating, no… that he abused his senatorial powers to prevent the DEA from investigating Cindy’s drug abuse back in the early 90’s

Enoxo on September 11, 2008 at 2:47 AM

In such a case, the far greater scandals would be the agency’s disregard for the federalist principle.

Kralizec on September 11, 2008 at 8:51 AM

The linked article is gone. All I see are Ebert’s scowling jowls.

docweasel on September 11, 2008 at 8:40 AM

Withdrawing remarks like those from public view shows good taste.

Kralizec on September 11, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Hey, it’s the blubber-faced clownshoe who wrote “Valley Of The Dolls”! He MUST have an opinion worth hearing!

OK, scratch that last part. He’s just the blubber-faced clownshoe who wrote “Valley Of The Dolls”.

Spanglemaker on September 11, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Great. And yet another discussion topic on HotAir has turned into ‘the Alphie show.’

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 9:00 AM

I realize Beyond the Valley of the Dolls isn’t for the “left Behind” crowd, sven…but it was a heck of a movie.

Ebert has achieved far more in his life than McCain or Palin have…

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 1:32 AM

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Jaibones on September 11, 2008 at 9:02 AM

You would think that Hollywood might see that they mess up Democrats chances EVERY election. Not only don’t thinking people care what they say, some are so turned off by the show biz celebreties that it works against them.

It’s so funny to see some big, dumb comment being made by someone, anyone, who worships Obama and then it quickly disappears. The Obama campaign must be so frustrated. Talk about bad publicity!

Moxie on September 11, 2008 at 9:02 AM

The linked article is gone. All I see are Ebert’s scowling jowls.
docweasel on September 11, 2008 at 8:40 AM

Wow. So he did the same exact thing as Alan Colmes did when he trashed Sarah Palin on his web site too.

Nice going, Roger Ebert & Alan Colmes.

Stay classy, Roger Ebert & Alan Colmes.

Be sure to blame this on someone else, Roger Ebert & Alan Colmes.

Enjoy your irrelevance, Roger Ebert & Alan Colmes.

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 9:02 AM

You may be a cross between Re and Tard.

Ronnie on September 11, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Ronnie owes me a new printer because I just spit hot coffee all over it trying to keep it off my laptop. I think it shorted out. Not sure.

JP1986UM on September 11, 2008 at 9:06 AM

You would think that Hollywood might see that they mess up Democrats chances EVERY election. — Talk about bad publicity!
Moxie on September 11, 2008 at 9:02 AM

I hope when the time comes, that the good folks at citizens united come up with another appropriate thank you to the people who helped lose the election for Obama. Just like what they did four years ago. And it’s going to be one donation to make this a reality that I am really going to enjoy making.

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 9:06 AM

I find it so funny that they think Americans hate Karl Rove the way Dems do because he beat their butts, twice. Remember when Sheryl Crow and what’s her name David cornered Rove in public and said “you work for us” and he said, “No I don’t”.

That right there shows how much they don’t get it, fundamentally.

Moxie on September 11, 2008 at 9:10 AM

Yeah…. I’ll take the advice of someone who makes a living watching movies and then give his opinion of them.
Note: Roger apparently took the comments down from his website.
Someone must have threatened to give him the world’s largest pink belly for them

ToddonCapeCod on September 11, 2008 at 9:19 AM

The page you requested cannot be found.

bad link.

pabarge on September 11, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Joe Biden. Is that the person you want one gun shot away from the presidency. That statement is no more offensive than the constant assumption that McCain is on his death bed. The constant use of “one heartbeat away from the presidency” sickens me.

Grunt on September 11, 2008 at 9:37 AM

pabarge on September 11, 2008 at 9:24 AM

It was a good link. Bad author removed his bad POS article.

Anyone ever get a screenshot, or a google cache?

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 9:40 AM

As all courageous liberal “thinkers” Eggbert swats at the hornets nest and then hides “fearing” for his life I guess. Just like Bathtub boy not attending the RNC for fear of getting roundly lambasted armed only with his plastic hair…

PatriotPete on September 11, 2008 at 9:43 AM

A new low. Congratulations.

hillbillyjim on September 11, 2008 at 2:37 AM

That was indeed a new low.

I’m baffled that Alphie hasn’t been banned.

Thinking dissent is welcome here. That sort of vile, reflexive, irrational hate speech ought to be ban-worthy.

That any on the Left would even consider attacking McCain’s military record tells you all you need to know about their character.

Professor Blather on September 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Let me get this straight.
These guys hate Bush/Cheney, because Bush is incompetent and Cheney gives him direction.
So now we have Obama, incompetent in national affairs, choosing someone with supposedly national affairs experience, Biden, telling him what to do.
So in essence, following the Bush/Cheney model they so hate.
Too bad Obama didn’t follow the McCain/Palin model and choose a woman to help him make decisions…

right2bright on September 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Rest easy and forget the trolls. They are all in synaptic remission and nothing they say has even the slightest intellectual value or real world utility.

As for Ebert . . . who gives a rat’s backside what that bumbling idiot has to say?

rplat on September 11, 2008 at 10:11 AM

I might respect what McCain went through a little more if he weren’t milking it constantly for personal gain, hbj.

I hear McCain was quite a community organizer while he was detained, though.

We all know what that’s worth…don’t we?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:57 AM

Alphie do you even have the ability to come up with anything original?

Every single post you write on hotair resembles some smear about McCain’s service, yet you never make a decent point in anything you write.

Do you have some weird lateral homosexual fixation on Senator McCain’s torture and captivity?

Click here to read Alphie saying the same crap on a different post….and getting owned by the hotair community.

Alphie, you’re a piss-poor American, and an even worse troll.

leetpriest on September 11, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Roger Ebert lost any semblance of being relevant the day Gene Siskel died.

He is an elitist, arrogant POS. Fits right in with the Obammy crowd.

PJ Emeritus on September 11, 2008 at 10:14 AM

I might respect what McCain went through a little more if he weren’t milking it constantly for personal gain, hbj.

I hear McCain was quite a community organizer while he was detained, though.

We all know what that’s worth…don’t we?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:57 AM

You are a POS and not fit to be pimple on McCain’s butt.

rplat on September 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM

the page is scrubbed cleaner than the buffet Ebert just visited..

DaveC on September 11, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Thinking dissent is welcome here. That sort of vile, reflexive, irrational hate speech ought to be ban-worthy.
Professor Blather on September 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Ought to be.

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 10:37 AM

Yeah, why did Ebert delete it?

Blake on September 11, 2008 at 10:41 AM

More proof that not only movie actors can make asses of themselves when they TRY to act relevant about politics – Roger Ebert wants some of that action!

http://www.ArmchairEnergist.com

ArmchairEnergist on September 11, 2008 at 10:56 AM

That any on the Left would even consider attacking McCain’s military record tells you all you need to know about their character.

Dude, we’re talking about Sarah Palin’s glasses here… McCain’s military record is just a distraction from the important issues, like which eyeglass frames qualify you for office.

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Roger, who cares what you think?

CliffHanger on September 11, 2008 at 11:07 AM

Allah-mutt.

the link is still bad.

Either fix it or take down this post.

pabarge on September 11, 2008 at 11:21 AM

glasses that look weird

These glasses might be the coveted x-ray glasses that allows one to see beneath the exterior of the person you are observing.

PrettyD_Vicious on September 11, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Either fix it or take down this post.

No.

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 11:34 AM

That was indeed a new low.

I’m baffled that Alphie hasn’t been banned.

Thinking dissent is welcome here. That sort of vile, reflexive, irrational hate speech ought to be ban-worthy.

That any on the Left would even consider attacking McCain’s military record tells you all you need to know about their character.

Professor Blather on September 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM

He hasn’t been banned because we all need our piñata.

leetpriest on September 11, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Alphie is probably Roger Ebert.

Deanna on September 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Obama would be an excellent choice to play the president in a movie.

fluffy on September 10, 2008 at 10:50 PM

I think you may have something there.
He’d have to quit his day job, though. Hopefully.

Count to 10 on September 11, 2008 at 11:58 AM

That was indeed a new low.

I’m baffled that Alphie hasn’t been banned.

Thinking dissent is welcome here. That sort of vile, reflexive, irrational hate speech ought to be ban-worthy.

That any on the Left would even consider attacking McCain’s military record tells you all you need to know about their character.

Professor Blather on September 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM

He hasn’t been banned because we all need our piñata.

leetpriest on September 11, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Alphie is probably Roger Ebert.

I’m not convinced Alphie isn’t a sock puppet for HA hired to stir up the comment threads.
Okay, its unlikely, but I don’t have proof otherwise.

Count to 10 on September 11, 2008 at 12:01 PM

I might respect what McCain went through a little more if he weren’t milking it constantly for personal gain, hbj.

I hear McCain was quite a community organizer while he was detained, though.

We all know what that’s worth…don’t we?

alphie on September 11, 2008 at 2:57 AM

I stand corrected. That probably qualifies as proof.

Count to 10 on September 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

The page is still gone, but I did find Ebert’s review of 1984 still up:

The film opens with Smith rewriting history: His task is to change obsolete government documents so that they reflect current reality. He methodically scratches out old headlines…

Two thumbs up for the memory hole!

saint kansas on September 11, 2008 at 12:14 PM

There’s a pic of him – and his equally unattractive wife – in the Daily News today…

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/09/11/2008-09-11_critic_goes_postal_on_ill_roger_ebert.html

He looks like Blofeld, doesn’t he?

Spanglemaker on September 11, 2008 at 12:33 PM

There’s a pic of him – and his equally unattractive wife – in the Daily News today…

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/09/11/2008-09-11_critic_goes_postal_on_ill_roger_ebert.html

He looks like Blofeld, doesn’t he?

Spanglemaker on September 11, 2008 at 12:33 PM

I’m kind of surprised he has a wife.

john1schn on September 11, 2008 at 12:51 PM

I’m not surprised she has one.

Jim Treacher on September 11, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I honestly thought Ebert had died years ago. His wife looks like Clarence Clemons in a wig.

Travis Bickle on September 11, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Who would believe it?

McCain picks Lieberman as VP: Destroys Republican Party
McCain picks Palin as VP: Destroys Democrat Party

Obama picks Biden: A mistake (according to Biden)
Obama picks Hillary: Better qualified and wins (maybe).

Compare the first major decisions of the two Presidential candidates. Is there any comparison as to quality of decision-making?

In his first major decision, McCain made a lot of conservative Republicans very happy. If he continues with similar decisions for cabinet, judges, commissions etc. he could be an impressive President.

jerseyman on September 11, 2008 at 1:10 PM

So no one has found a cached page of this yet? I looked, but my google-fu skills are not as they should.

wise_man on September 11, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Someday, if Alphie tries HARD enough, it’ll find our what it’s like to be part of the human race, instead of pressing it’s nose against the window.

irongrampa on September 11, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I was horrified when I saw how much Ebert was raving over Redacted, so I guess now I shouldn’t be surprised that his judgement in regards to politics is as poor as it is when it comes to movies.

R. Waher on September 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM

FWIW, the opinion is still posted on the ChicagoSunTimes site.

PeterPotamus on September 11, 2008 at 2:20 PM

So Roger “Joan Rivers” Ebert thinks that if you haven’t been an international world traveler you are not curious or fit and capable of dealing with international issues. Every hear of books Roger or that magic information box known as the computer? I guess this is just another way elitists measure their epitude. What a gutless worm.

PatriotPete on September 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM

BTW, my experience says that a movie critic’s opinion about anything is generally more favorable if he/she can sleep during whatever it is they are critiquing (i.e. movies with lots of explosions get low ratings; movies with long, boring pastoral scenes get high ratings). Apparently Sarah Palin keeps Ebert awake. I wonder why?

PeterPotamus on September 11, 2008 at 2:45 PM

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