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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:07 AM
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DRUDGE quoting NY Times: New movie irks Bush administration
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 11:08 AM by wyldwolf
Fed agencies employees not to comment publicly on FOX's new summer fuss-film THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, a $125 million disaster movie on "global warming."

The flick, which depicts how accumulating smokestack and tailpipe gases sets off an instant ice age, is set to open on May 28.

Few climate experts think such a prospect is likely, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Sunday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT, but the prospect that moviegoers will be alarmed enough to blame the Bush administration for inattention to climate change has stirred alarm at the space agency.

"No one from NASA is to do interviews or otherwise comment on anything having to do with" the film, said an April 1 message to employees.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3.htm

Answer before someone asks: Because the Drudge story is timely and relevant.
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SideshowScott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:12 AM
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1. In my entire life ive never seen such a thin skinned admin
Geeze what DOSENT make the Bush Admin mad? I'm sure Rove is making calls to Murdoch as we speak for cuts or a more of a Republican viewpoint to the movie. For a bunch of supposed tough guys the Bush Admin acts like a bunch of sensitive crybabies.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:52 PM
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21. Being crybabies is how they got to be where they are
Rush Limbaugh is the biggest crybaby I've ever heard but he attracts listeners with his bitching. Squeeky wheel gets the grease. All they ever do is complain, bitch and moan. It has gotten them undo attention and they have the majority in Congress because of all their bitching.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:26 PM
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22. That's only because they have too much already to be guilty about,
not saying they 'feel' guilty, but they sure as hell don't want any of us asking anymore questions they have to lie about. They're busy enough at it as is.

:evilgrin:
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RafterMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:16 AM
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2. Gee
I'd have thought Fox would get ideological clearence before spending the $125 mil.

Maybe they'll add a new ending that blames Clinton.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:21 AM
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4. I can see it now.
The earth is in ruins because of Clenis. :)
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:20 AM
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3. Do we know how the flick ends?
Didn't they put in the *BUSH*-ex-mechana saves the planet and all of humanity ending?
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:25 AM
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5. I saw the trailer last night. Devastating to the Bushco polluters.
If nothing else, this will bring the ultimate perils of global warming mainstream.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:32 AM
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6. "It's just a movie"
It wasn't made by Mel Gibson, so it can't influence society.

Besides, you know that Hollywood is full of democrat-commie-pinko-liberals don't you?

This is just their propoganda during an election year. LOL! :)
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:41 AM
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7. Here's the trailer...
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:17 PM
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13. This trailer is better!
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:45 PM
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24. Anybody catch this in that trailer?
The lead movie character calls out to a white haired, suited man in the halls of probably the White House and pleads: "Mr. Vice-President, if we don't act now, it may be too late!"

Mr. Vice-President? Not, Mr. President, as in most disaster flicks, but pleading to Mr. Vice-President!

rofl - I got a chuckle out of that one.

http://www.thedayaftertomorrow.com/trailer/index.html
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:28 PM
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18. I haven't seen that one before.
That was awesome. I have been waiting for this movie since I heard about it.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:46 AM
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8. from the director of Independence Day
my guess, this is just an attempt to create some controversy about another crappy special effects movie.
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:04 PM
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10. the special effects look pretty good to me
i really don't care how the word gets out i just want it to get out and the more mainstream the better ;->

there is never a 'silver bullet'... only 'bulletS' and the more the better.

:hi:

peace
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:26 PM
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14. maybe the publicity would do some good
even if the movie sucks. If it led to global warming getting as much attention as Jesus got from the Jesus movie, that would be a good thing.

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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:44 PM
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17. i believe art bell & whitley streiber came up with the story
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:47 PM
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20. the coming global superstorm..
is that what you're talking about?
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:00 PM
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9. "Few climate experts think such a prospect is likely..."??....
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:05 PM
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11. well noone thinks it will happen 'overnight' film only got a few hours ;-)
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:07 PM by bpilgrim
but within our lifetimes is a whole nother story... shoot a lot reason it's already happening.

peace
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:10 PM
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12. If they reallt want to freak out
wish the networkd would show"The Day After" War is declared, and full scale nuclear missles bring hell to our lives........this movie is very rare and my daughter had to pay over $50.00 to get it from a private seller.......I presume the UZnited States does not want people to see this...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:29 PM
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19. Have you let her watch "Testament"??
It was a very good movie, and probably a realistic interpretation of how it would be..
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:40 PM
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15. Some how their are too many voices the bushistas have to shut up!
ROFLMAO!!!!

It certainly keeps them busy!!!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:42 PM
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16. What Faux News did for Al Franken's book, Bush will do for this movie!
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:43 PM by goforit
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:39 PM
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23. If they are that afraid to talk about it, it must be more true than
we even thought it was. ORDERED not to talk about it? Why not?
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Athame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:06 PM
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26. Don't our taxes pay for NASA?
How is it that shrub* can order a national agency not to answer questions about the premise of a movie? (It's a rhetorical question)

One of the links above has the NASA position on global warming already. Important stuff for real scientists, policy makers, even, gasp! corporations. Are they going to pull the big blue curtain over any parts of the body politic that seem offensive to themselves and their dastardly plans for world dominance/destruction?

We need to be screaming to high heaven about this, even if the movie is schlock. At the very least, it will bring the ridiculous secrecy of this criminal administration to light.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:02 PM
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25. It's too bad fox is getting the money. It will probably be a hit.
Murdock never let's anything get in the way of making money.
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cmayer Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:14 PM
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27. Pentagon Prepares for Global War Caused by Ice Age
This is courtesy of Fortune magazine of all publications.

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15...
<snip>
Global warming may be bad news for future generations, but let's face it, most of us spend as little time worrying about it as we did about al Qaeda before 9/11. Like the terrorists, though, the seemingly remote climate risk may hit home sooner and harder than we ever imagined. In fact, the prospect has become so real that the Pentagon's strategic planners are grappling with it.

The threat that has riveted their attention is this: Global warming, rather than causing gradual, centuries-spanning change, may be pushing the climate to a tipping point. Growing evidence suggests the ocean-atmosphere system that controls the world's climate can lurch from one state to another in less than a decadelike a canoe that's gradually tilted until suddenly it flips over. Scientists don't know how close the system is to a critical threshold. But abrupt climate change may well occur in the not-too-distant future. If it does, the need to rapidly adapt may overwhelm many societiesthereby upsetting the geopolitical balance of power.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:37 PM
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28. Just goes to show how paranoid these freaks are!
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leetrisck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:49 PM
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29. I'm amazed at how much times these people
have to worry about movies - I know bush is lazy and unproductive, but maybe this is what he does - previews movies and tries to shut them down
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