Monday, August 23, 2004

Random Thoughts 

I was pondering why George Soros has been so vehement in his criticisms of the administration and why he is going to such great legnths to unseat an incumbent president. The answer lies ultimately in one's political proclivities, but part of his passion may be fueled by a steadily declining dollar as the markets have some doubts about our ability to defend ourselves in a hostile world and finance a growing federal government's debt and adventures. Larry Kudlow makes mention of the need to boost the U.S. currency here. If I remember rightly, Soros made a lot of his fortune playing the currency market. If some of his contracts and bets were wrong because of various Bush policies, then part of his anger would be justified. Of course, his seeming prescription to the problem of people wanting to kill us really isn't much of a solution at all. I just put this thought out on the water for one and all to consider.

On other matters, one movie that I would recommend for the adults in my audience is "Intolerable Cruelty" starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones. Clooney is a high powered divorce attorney who falls for Jones' character after beating her in the courtroom once he "discovers" that she is in love with someone else. The movie has many ironic turns it and the material, language and some situations in the movie make this adult viewing necessary. The movie is a satirical comedy on marriage, but Clooney and Jones just throw themselves into the movie and have a good time, carrying the flick all the way.

One thing this movie has that many movies these seem to lack to me is a true sense of old fashioned style. The stars in this movie (especially Zeta-Jones) look great with great outfits. I liked the film's unserious take on a hot button topic and its sense of style. On a scale of one to five with five being the best, I would give this film a solid 4.

Once again, please feel free to give some kind of feedback (positive or negative) and bring a friend next time you visit.

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