Update 2: 4 jets instead of 8…Critters to drop jet funding…Congress goes Les Grossman…

Update 2: 7:36pm – Oh cutting 8 jets down to 4..550 million down to 220 million..good grief….take frakkin Jetblue…lol Kudlow said it too…

Update 7:15pm EST: WSJ reports ‘House Leaders to drop funding for new executive jets’

what maroons.

They want the G5 baby….play ball…

Opposition is growing on both sides of the aisle to plans by Congress to spend $550 million for eight new Gulfstream and Boeing planes for senior government officials, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper quotes Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., as saying the planned purchase “is evidence that some of the cynicism about Washington is well placed — that people get out of touch and they spend money like it’s Monopoly money.”

Several other senators who plan to oppose the funding when the issue is taken up by the Senate in September include John McCain, R–Ariz.;  Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Kit Bond, R-Mo.; and John Thune, R-S.D., the newspaper reports.

The Journal says the funding was added to the Pentagon’s budget even though the Defense Department had not requested it.

Frakkers.

Clip Courtesy of notxandrew

August 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Film: Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr…..

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Project Gutenberg works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle here

Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law

SciFiWire:

Rachel McAdams has just wrapped shooting Sherlock Holmes for Guy Ritchie, with Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. She plays Irene Adler, a character from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story “A Scandal in Bohemia.”

What can you tell us about Sherlock Holmes?

McAdams: It’s pretty big. I didn’t realize how big it was until I stepped on the sets, and they were just massive. It’s in true Guy Ritchie fashion, too. It’s lots of fighting and explosions, but, I think, from what I’ve seen, obviously Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor, and so is Jude Law. They make a wonderful duo. I think some people are probably skeptical. Everybody has their preconceived notions about Watson in particular. Everyone’s like, “Watson’s supposed to be like this.” Anyway, I just think Jude is a perfect Watson, oddly enough, and they’re really perfect together. That’s kind of the love story, actually. I play supposedly Sherlock’s love interest, but it’s really Watson.

You were surprised—did you expect a costume parlor drama?

McAdams: Well, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know, and I didn’t know if it would be kind of a satire of Sherlock Holmes in some ways, or they’d really want to boost up the comedy. It’s a really nice balance of the two. It’s quite serious and quite heart-pumping, and, at the same time, there’s humor in these light moments, too. I’ve seen just a little sizzle reel of it, and it looks beautiful….

RDJ is fabulous, I am going to see this the way I always do, with no expectations and as open a mind and tabula rasa as I can manage, lol. I am a big mystery fan so we have read all the ACD here at MiM, I am thrilled this kind of film is being produced :0)

Here is the Holmes/Adler many of us remember fondly

April 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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