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Thursday, July 13, 2006
YOU’RE A LIB AND I’M RIGHT
This morning I got an e-mail from a good friend asking me if I knew that the “kids” who made the movie Loose Change are from Oneonta (NY), something she learned by reading an article in the current issue of Vanity Fair. I have not seen this movie for the same reason I have not seen Michael Moore’s crockumentary. My buddy Pat and his buddy James have started a blog called Screw Loose Change which is "Dedicated to Exposing the Lies, Distortions and Myths in the Movie, Loose Change.” However, since I’ve no interest in the movie, I haven’t spent much time at SLC. But I come from Oneonta (via the nearby village of Morris) -- my mother lives there, and my brother’s business is in Oneonta -- so I was interested in the Oneonta guys. Luckily, someone posted pictures of the article so I don’t have to buy the magazine.
I’m not surprised that they come from Oneonta. With SUCO and Hartwick, it’s a liberal college town. It’s also dirty and depressing as hell. But it has great food!
In other news …
8 PERIL LURKS ON FIRE ISLAND: A STORMY welcome might await Sens. Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) when they arrive at Fire Island Pines for a July 22 fund-raiser. Fashion mogul Perry Wolfman will open up his bay-front mansion so the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee can fill its coffers with gay dollars. Admission runs from $1,000 to $5,000. But both Schumer and Boxer oppose same-sex marriage, which has some Pines activists planning to meet their boat with a noisy protest. "If they don't respect our right to marry, they should not come into our community trolling for money," said one.
8 Yes, it's true (sniff sniff), Christie Brinkley is shedding hubby #4. DOWNBEAT SPLIT OF UPTOWN GIRL Apparently, the rumors have been flying because I’ve been noticing a lot of searches in my stat meter these days. They check out my blog because nearly two years ago I posted this gem: Yesterday’s preeminent Page Six in the NY POST (outdated link) had this touching piece of family activism: CHRISTIE Brinkley and her hunky architect hubby, Peter Cook, have apparently brainwashed their son, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook, 9. The boy wrote a letter to the editor of the Southampton Press titled "How I Feel," which states: "George Bush lies a lot and John Kerry will not lead us into war . . . George Bush said there were weapons of mass destruction, so he sent in all the troops. And did they find [any]? No, no, no, no, no, no, no!" He continues, "I think John Kerry will not lie to us and he will lead us to peace . . . [Bush] wants to go to war with Iraq, to get oil and finish his daddy's war, and if we let him get any further there will not be a world."