Monday, April 14, 2008

Movie Quotes Part 1

(Answers are now provided)

Some quotes from some favorite movies of mine. Do you know them? Most of the ones here are pretty easy especially if you know the movies I like. (No cheating allowed. i.e. don't go to

1. "I have vision while the rest of the world wears bifocals." Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

2. "I am in a world of shit." Full Metal Jacket

3. "Not an easy thing to meet your maker." Blade Runner

4. "Call the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon. Find out who won that game!" The Pink Panther Strikes Again

5. "[Tequila], it's like beer." Three Amigos

6. "Even in the future, nothing works." Spaceballs

7. "Its origin and purpose, still a total mystery." 2001: A Space Odyssey

8. "I refuse to kill another human being in cold blood. However, in deference to your cultural traditions, I would be willing to have sex with him." Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

9. "I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here." The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

10. "Marines! We are leaving!" Aliens

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Three Responses

From the Los Angeles Times April 9, 2008

"When you have finite resources, you've got to define your goal rightly and modestly." - Barack Obama

"The U.S. must reject, as we did in 2007, the calls for a reckless and irresponsible withdrawal of our forces at the moment we are succeeding." - John McCain

"It's time to begin in orderly process of withdrawing our troops and rebuilding our military and focusing on other problems." - Hillary Clinton

The three quotes above are from our three main Presidential candidates' responses to the report by General David Petraeus concerning the Iraq situation.

I see two responses that are carefully worded. I see two responses that indicate the tone of fear and surrender. There are two candidates willing to leave a nation to the wolves (Iran) in order to serve their own self-interests. These two responses are representative of candidates who will say what they believe is what the majority of people want to hear.

The other response outlines a more difficult path, one that sticks to the principles of our nation even if it goes against the grain. This is leadership.