The Rehabilitation of Comrade Stone

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American conservatives starts to line up behind the Yankee-doodle quality of Oliver Stone's forthcoming World Trade Center film; "America's most-widely syndicated columnist" (who knew?) Cal Thomas cries Oscar with all the verve of Walter Monheit, and Jack Fowler at National Review's Corner concurs. Here's hoping it's his best since Nixon. (There is no sarcasm or snark in that. I loved Nixon.)

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  1. How long does it take for a couple thousand people to be completely converted into kitsch? Now we know.

  2. I loved Nixon

    I understand all those words, but that sentence makes no sense.

  3. No interest. At all. Sorry. Movies about 9/11 don’t excite me, and Stone lost it long, long ago.

  4. It is one of the greatest pro-American, pro-family, pro-faith, pro-male, flag-waving, G-d Bless America films you will ever see.

    I wonder how Cal would review the film if characters didn’t embody his views on the way things ought to be.

  5. isn’t “America’s most widely syndicated columnist” a synonym for “America’s most mediocre columnist”?

  6. This movie looks terrible and I think it is fair to say at this point that Stone is completely out of his mind.

  7. I loved Nixon

    It’s a good thing you remembered to put in italics. We might have had to vote you off the island.

  8. “America’s most-widely syndicated columnist” (who knew?)

    Because any podunk hometown paper printed on a mimeograph will accept his column…”widely-syndicated”, you would think would mean “widely-read”, but “most newspapers” doesn’t mean “most readership”.

  9. This thread reminded me of a bumpersticker I saw last week.
    ” I never thought that I would miss Nixon “

  10. slugger,

    That’s Otis Nixon. Great lead-off man and awesome natural base stealer. In all frankness, I miss him.

  11. Nobody has said the obvious?

    “Back…and to the left.”

  12. When exactly did this website become overrun with haters? Oh wait, sorry, I think I’ve asked that question before.

  13. Hate? What hate? I’ve expressed a relatively passive disinterest in a movie and my undying affection for a man with an amazing onbase percentage.

  14. “Hate? What hate? I’ve expressed a relatively passive disinterest in a movie and my undying affection for a man with an amazing onbase percentage.”

    You filthy stinking liar! Otis’ on base percentages were never very amazing. They ranged from above average to mediocre.

  15. Again,

    Not when he was a Brave. He was a buntin’, stealin’ machine then. Unimpeachable results.

  16. I came prepared to argue with PL, but between the years 1991-93, Nixon’s WARP1 and OBP were pretty decent. However: he doesn’t come CLOSE to Rickey Henderson, who may very well be the best baseball player of all time, statistically.

  17. Yeah, that Rickey Henderson was a mighty good player. My fondness for Otis lies solely in him being a Brave when it meant something. And you gotta love a guy who messes with the pitcher’s head so much. Despite the hype around Deion Sanders, Nixon was the superior base stealer. He had the base-stealing mentality.

    It’s going to suck not winning the division after all of these years. And if the Braves don’t go anywhere, well, let’s just say that my second favorite team is the Devil Rays. They’re looking better, but it ain’t happening for them for a while yet.

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