You Have Got To Be Fucking Kidding Me: Spiderman The Musical?!?!?

Alright. This has officially gone too far:

The first official announcement of the “Spider-Man” musical has confirmed the show’s February 2010 opening at Broadway’s Hilton Theater — although at this point, one of the only bits of news revealed about the much-discussed project is the fact that the tuner has a subtitle.

“Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” begins previews Jan. 16 ahead of a Feb. 18 opening, a minor delay from the late 2009 start date many legiters expected.

No casting has been confirmed, although Evan Rachel Wood has talked up her role in the project. No deals are in place, but many legiters anticipate Wood will play Spidey’s love interest Mary Jane Watson opposite Jim Sturgess as Peter Parker.

A massive, megabudget production helmed by Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”) with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge (both of the band U2), “Spider-Man” reps the first foray into legit both for Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind the blockbuster trilogy of pics, and Marvel Entertainment, the company whose line of comic books launched Spidey.

Not only is there a musical, but Bono and The Edge are writing the songs? Lord help me!

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Ghost Ride The Blog

When I started this blog I had two important purposes. To write high quality blog posts about political issues like Iraq, Taxes, and Health care. Second, and most importantly, to post high quality videos of people “Ghost Riding Da Whip.”

Well…not really, but still, my Ghost Riding the Whip posts have been non existant for a long time. But tonight, I make that up to you!

For your enjoyment:

Why Restrict Ghost Riding to Cars?

Ghost Riding Da Whip For Dummies

This is What Happens When Rich White People Ghost Ride Things

Keeping My Money Doesn’t Count As Keeping Your Own

One of the biggest myths Republicans like to propagate is that the government takes too much of “their money”. Thus their talking point claims that “Democrats” won’t let you keep your own money. However, Gail Collins nails the hypocrisy inherent within this statement:

Louisiana has gotten $130 billion in post-Katrina aid. How is it that the stars of the Republican austerity movement come from the states that suck up the most federal money? Taxpayers in New York send way more to Washington than they get back so more can go to places like Alaska and Louisiana. Which is fine, as long as we don’t have to hear their governors bragging about how the folks who elected them want to keep their tax money to themselves. Of course they do! That’s because they’re living off ours.

As much as Republicans like to talk about “keeping their own money” they’re more than willing to suck up federal dollars which originate from the paychecks of taxpayers in other states.

Speaking of hypocrisy, how can Bobby Jindal, the governor of a state ravished by natural disasters complain about funding to natural disaster research.