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It's really simple. They had better car chases back then. Or... for Megan, the infrastructure was falling apart back then too.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2009 on Vrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooom at BAGnewsNotes
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I had almost the same thought: is that the best one they had? Hate to see the rest. Really seems, pardon the pun, ham-handed across the board from a magazine of Fortune's caliber. More like an out-take from a Texas Monthly shoot. She looks terrible. Her left eye seems droopy, make-up pasty, even with the fake color in her cheeks, and her hair is flat. Let alone all the points Bag makes about the rope, etc. If the horse doesn't want to be there, why should we?
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2009 on Meg, As In Megabucks at BAGnewsNotes
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I have a slightly different take on it. Up near the town I live in in Vermont, there is an IBM chip factory in the town of Essex Junction. Two, three weeks ago there was a layoff there. No one knew who, or how many-- IBM wouldn't say-- but it was less then 500, as it didn't trigger a state notification law. But the people were gone. This is an impromptu way to let co-workers know, and make clear to the company, they can't hide the loss.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2009 on Your Turn: Recession Memorial at BAGnewsNotes
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What's to worry about? Lincoln's hanging free on the wall of his own volition. Dubya's strapped in tight, handlers maneuvering him around to where he should be.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2008 on Your Turn: Finding One's Place at BAGnewsNotes
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Ms. McCain's so shiny. What's up with that. Dress, legs... Sarah needs to buy her clothes some place else then the mall in Anchorage.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2008 on Day 2 at BAGnewsNotes
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Oh, just come out and say it: "Talk to the breast". The male equivalent shot would be interesting: "Talk to the _____".
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2008 on Focusing In On Sexism at BAGnewsNotes
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Don't "F" with me. Dirty Harry with a Law Degree.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2008 on The First Post-American President? at BAGnewsNotes
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Send in the clones? Too bad none of them are old enough to vote. Carville said Hillary had the most the "Cojones". She fathered the most kids? How about that veil/forearm across Hillary's face on the book jacket.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2008 on Your Turn: Indiana at BAGnewsNotes
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More importantly... Who paid for the gas?
Toggle Commented May 3, 2008 on Who Do You Think You're Fueling? at BAGnewsNotes
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Couldn't disagree more. Hillary looks like the co-worker who couldn't sleep the night before and discovered the newest diet fade on a late night infomercial and can't wait to tell her co-workers about it in the morning. Obama looks like what people expect in a president, answering the three in the morning call. Thoughtfulness. Weary, sure. But not unlike any great athlete on the sidelines after loosing a game in what otherwise has been a winning season.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2008 on Out Of Touch? at BAGnewsNotes
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How about we go into the missus being in "the light" and Darth Lite being in the shadow of the young buck he's "bucking up". And the guy on the left with the headband, smiling. He's looking at Ms. Darth Lite, and in reaction, she almost appears to have a: "there he goes again" look. She's not happy about something that's transpiring here. And McCain- he's holding a pen. Is he left handed? Is he just taking a break from signing autographs? Or a break from signing up recruits? And as a personal note. What do you do in the face of a McCain putting himself in your space like that. If you know anything about his background, you certainly have to have a sense of deference to, or for him. It's not just that he is a war hero, there's lots of those, but his hero status comes from being a prisoner of war, which rattles anyone's mind. When you play as a kid, you're always emulating the combat soldier, you never "play" P.O.W.. What's disturbing, is that McCain is consciously playing on all those emotions when he puts himself in front of you, and I don't think the young man there knows how to react either, his hands remain clasped in front of him. Out of servitude?
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2008 on Your Turn: San Diego at BAGnewsNotes
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I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I think it’s a terrible portrait. He looks slight, his right hand, especially his fingers, are in shadow, and are reminiscent of many of the pictures of Bob Dole being discreet with his own war injury. The face is square on, but the look is that George W. Bush vision thing—and does he really go fishing, is it in the picture?, he’s left his rod on the ground so it’s unclear-- in that hat? Do the fish or his dog really need to know how tough he is? To me, it’s a pose on so many character levels that it doesn’t work on any. The dog’s the only one looking at us, and he’s wondering why we're looking at him.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2007 on John McCain: Free At Last? at BAGnewsNotes
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Who’s the soldier pointing at? Why do the people in the boat appear to be cowering in a corner? Afraid of what they are leaving? Or that domineering representation of the military in the foreground? One can’t help thinking of the opening shot of Saving Private Ryan, where the door swings down and open and the bullets spray in on the captive soldier. I don’t think this is a positive portrayal of anyone-- the military swallowing the remote civilians in the boat? America in general? The shot’s reminiscent of a picture from Gulf War One of the Navy Seals, M-16’s drawn, landing on an Iraqi beach and being greeted by.... photographers.
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