Return of the King

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I saw Return of the King on Christmas day. I loved it. It was like nothing I’ve seen before. Definately the best movie I have ever seen. I may go see it again in the theater. It was that good. It was long, 3 1/2 hours. I know some people felt that was too long. I’m one of those who didn’t. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The film is a fantastic ending to a great story.

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Bushwacked

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Molly Ivins

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BushwackedA book EVERYONE should read before the next election: Bushwacked: life in George W. Bush’s America by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose. Here are some things that I learned from reading this book:

1.Don’t each lunch meat or processed meat while a Republican is in the white house.
2.Republicans in general, and Bush especially, don’t give a rat’s a** about the environment. For example, acconding to the authors, the Superfund program no longer has any money to fund the clean up of toxic waste sites.
3. The goal of Republicans is to create government by business for business -Big business that is. They do not care about people. My question is: why are there middle class people voting Republican? What does that party do for you?

This is a taste. There is more, and it will get you fired up

Nickel and Dimed

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I just finished a really great book..It’s called Nickel and Dimed: on not getting by in American by Barbara Ehrenriech. It’s really good. A must read for everyone!

If you scroll down the page you will notice that the two cities listed as being a popular book are Spokane and Santa Cruz! Isn’t that weird? Anyway, it’s about how the author decided to, for about a year, go and work for minimum wage in various parts of the country and see if she could get by. She starts out in Florida and works as a waitress, then she goes to Portland, Maine to work as a housekeeper, and then she goes to Minneapolis to work for Walmart. I liked it because it isn’t from the perspective of someone looking at the subject from a theoretical perspective. She actually goes and lives the life and reports on her experience. She is a fantastic writer. The book is very entertaining and easy to read.