August 27, 2008 archive

The Morning News

The Morning News is an Open Thread

From Yahoo News Top Stories

1 Bollywood’s ‘Hari Puttar’ film sparks lawsuit

By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM, Associated Press Writer

Tue Aug 26, 7:30 AM ET

MUMBAI, India – Let’s see Hari Puttar get out of this one. Bollywood producers set to release a film called “Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors” are working to fend off a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros. that claims the movie title hews too closely to their mega-famous boy wizard franchise.

While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of “Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors” say their movie bears no resemblance to any film in the “Harry Potter” series.

“There is absolutely nothing to link ‘Hari Puttar’ with ‘Harry Potter,'” said Munish Purii, chief executive officer of Mumbai-based producer Mirchi Movies. Hari is a common name in India and “puttar” is Punabji for son, he said.

Pick Your City. PICK YOUR CITY.

Scott Ritter:

The Bush Administration has built a new generation of nuclear weapons they call usable nukes.  And they have a nuclear posture now which permits the preemptive use of nuclear weapons.  For all those Americans out there who say taking on Iran is a good thing, (like this one):

If we use nuclear weapons, the genie’s not going back in the bottle until an American city is taken out by an Islamic weapon in retaliation.   So tell me, you who want to go to war with Iran . . .

Pick your city.


Tell me which one you want gone.  Seattle?   L.A.?   Boston?  New York?  Miami?   PICK ONE, because at least one’s going.  And that’s something we should all think about before we march down this path of insanity.

The Head and the Heart

I’ve been struggling with my feelings about the Democratic Convention.

But I’ve decided to stop struggling.

There will be always a contradiction between my heart and my head when it comes to politics.

Over at the Kenneth Cole Awearness Blog, there’s a post by Liza Sabater, founder of culturekitchen and The Daily Gotham.

She spoke of Ted Kennedy’s speech and the reaction in the “Big Tent” of the bloggers who watched it:

Even though we weren’t inside the convention center, the fun thing about watching an event like this with other bloggers is in the unfiltered comments you get for every single moment of the broadcast as it is happening. So when we were watching the tribute to Senator Kennedy (“Uncle Teddy” to us bloggers), Michael comes to me and says, “that’s not a tribute, that’s an eulogy.” I was shocked to hear that but it made me pay attention to what was happening in the room. Around us, there were more than a few fellow bloggers wiping tears from their eyes.Yet out came the Senator from Massachussets to give one of the most rousing speeches I’ve heard him give in years. It was amazing to see him with so much energy, so much enthusiasm. It was truly touching and inspiring and the perfect lead into presenting Michelle Obama.

Wake Up America!

(I’m heavily editing this, but the reason I’m doing it is I think it’s important for you to see and I want rjones2818 to get the credit he deserves for it.- ek)

The Kucinich Plan (simplified):

  1. Be a Democrat.
  2. Think like a Democrat.
  3. Vote like a Democrat.
  4. Lead like a Democrat.
  5. Live like a Democrat.

The new Iraqi prison system

The White House and Iraqi Prime Minister are trying to finalize the details on Iraq’s new prison system.  How many prisons, prisoners, and how long these prisoners will be incarcerated are yet to be determined.

Do you want to learn more?

Onward… through the fog…

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