Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WAG THE DOG: THE MOVIE




WAG THE DOG: THE MOVIE



The opening of the movie starts with a written blurb:

WHY DOES THE DOG WAG THE TAIL?
BECAUSE THE DOG IS SMARTER THAN THE TAIL. IF THE TAIL WERE SMARTER- IT WOULD WAG THE DOG!





SO WHO IS SMARTER IN OUR COUNTRY? US OR THEM? AND WHO ARE US AND WHO IS THEM?

 

Wag the Dog (1997) - IMDb

www.imdb.com/title/tt0120885/
 Rating: 7.1/10 - 42,533 votes
Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to "fabricate" a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal.
Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro Anne Heche,  and Willie Nelson





If you haven't seen this dark comedy about Washington, The Presidency, and Spin Doctors, now may be the perfect time to watch it. I happened to catch it on Fox Movie Channel and saw it again for the first time in about 12 years. I loved it the first time I saw it and was captivated by it again. It is a fast paced dialogue driven movie by an awesome cast! A truly smart comedy!

I don't know whether to believe it or not, as it quite possibly is a spin too!!!






HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST AND BELIEVE OUR GOVERNMENT- (SINCE WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT) TODAY?



SINCE THE WALL STREET AND BANK BAILOUTS, AND BERNIE MADEOFF--AR AR- WITH ALL THAT MONEY, AND THE PONZI SCHEMES- HOW MUCH CONTROL HAVE WE LOST- or GIVEN TO THE 1%? 5%?..... THROUGH APATHY AND SLOTH?


DO YOU TRUST POLITICIANS? AFTER ALL THEY ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US. WITH ALL OUR INHERENT FAULTS CAN THEY (WE) BE TRUSTED?


JUST SOME TEASERS TO BE ASKED DURING THIS IMPORTANT TIME...WITH THE DEBATES JUST ENDING IN SC AND THE VOTE SATURDAY- IT WAS PERFECT TIMING.
POLITICS AND RELIGION ARE TOPICS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SHY AWAY FROM-BUT AFTER ALL- THEY CONFRONT US ON A VERY PERSONAL LEVEL. ARE WE ALL CORRUPTIBLE? DO WE ALL HAVE A PRICE? CAN WE DROP OUR MASKS AND BE TOTALLY TRANSPARENT AND HONEST?


I REALLY THINK A LOT OF THAT DEPENDS ON OUR LEVEL OF INTIMACY WITH EACH OTHER, I think the closer we are, the more intimate we can become without fear of judgement or reprisal. That's just how relationships work to me. How can we judge a Politician based solely on Campaign ads?


DO YOU THINK IT HARMFUL TO TELL A LITTLE WHITE LIE TO SPARE SOMEONES FEELINGS?  I WOULD TELL A CLOSE FRIEND THEY HAVE A BOOGER IN THEIR NOSE IMMEDIATELY, A STRANGER--POSSIBLY! I MAY NOT SAY ANYTHING JUST BECAUSE IT'S FUNNY!


DO THE INTERNET AND ANONYMITY IT PROVIDES MAKE IT EASIER TO ESPOUSE OPINIONS THAT CAN'T BE QUANTIFIED? CAN YOU SEE THROUGH SOMEONES "BS" ON A BLOG OR IN AN EMAIL?


I'M JUST ASKING!



LOVE YOU ALL!  OR DO I?


JMc

PS: YOU COULD NEVER, EVER,

WAG THE CAT!!!!