Dec 2, 2013 at 16:37:39
“What brand? Exploitative and mediocre film making?
He brings new meaning to the term “Legend in his own mind.”
If he had ten times as much talent as he thinks he has he still wouldn’t be considered a competent director.”
dblohangel on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:25:47
“Oooo, why so hostile toward Lee? Did he steal an idea, or reject your script? Ha! Ha! Ha! I believe the man's work can be appreciated in its entirety. It's relevant and makes him one of the best American film directors...ever!”
Dec 2, 2013 at 16:02:16
“Spike Lee is one of the luckiest men in show business.
His first “hit” was a total fluke that could have easily been overlooked. Thanks to pure luck he parlayed an amateurish film into a career that far more talented writers and directors only dream about.
In 2003 the little egomaniac sued Spike TV claiming that the American public associated the name Spike with him.”
dblohangel on Dec 2, 2013 at 16:08:19
“What has filing a law suit to protect his brand have to do with his ability as a film director?”
“'Chicken Soup for the Soul' was rejected by over 140 publishers.
The first book sold millions of copies and launched the series. There are now over 100 million copies in print and in 54 languages worldwide. The Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series, consisting of over 14 titles, is one of the first series of non-fiction books which have sold directly to teens in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.”
“The Koch brothers are addicts who use money and power to trigger the same dopamine junkies trigger with heroin. Same neurotransmitter, same self-deceptions, same lack of concern about the repercussions caused by their depraved behaviors.
The difference is that junkies get arrested and can die from overdosing on their favorite dopamine trigger while money and power addicts are free to flaunt their addictions and others die from their overdosing on their dopamine triggers.”
theocrat on Oct 24, 2013 at 09:00:31
“At their age they have $70 billion dollars. At what point do they think they have enough and stop being greedy?”
“Palin is upset because she isn’t eligible for membership in the club. She’s intellectually and morally challenged enough but the GOP prefers members who are willing to fight, fight, fight for illogical, inane, and losing causes over weak-willed quitters who give up when the going gets tough.”
“I don’t know how the media allows the American public to forget that Boehner passed out bribery checks to house members from the tobacco industry in the middle of a critical vote on legislation affecting big tobacco.
The man is a shameless huckster who is wiling to sell his soul, integrity, and vote to anyone willing to pay his price. He is without principals and couldn’t care less who suffers or who dies as a result of his malfeasance.”
woodguru on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:39:28
“I don't remember hearing about that...
But the republican party has the ability to tune out anything.
McCain was busted taking payoffs in the Keating five scandal....
Gingrich was indicted and charged, and fined for corruption issues
Yet ask a hard right winger about these specific incidents and most will say that these were left wing lies, or that they have changed.
Morals and ethics mean nothing to these people, it's absurd.”
“The man is capable of rationalizing anything, which is why he was hand picked for the job.
If Antonin Scalia were a tenth as smart as he thinks he is he would have figured out that he was given his job because his handlers knew they could count on him to repay their largess without questioning the legality or morality of his votes.”
“In an article, written by Dr. Ian Robertson and titled, “Like baboons, our elected leaders are literally addicted to power“ the author explained dopamine’s involvement in the media scandals that continue to rock the UK.
It appears that too many of the CEO’s destroying environments, economies, and people’s lives are also power addicts who are creating mayhem to trigger the same dopamine junkies trigger with heroin.
Unfortunately for the planet and our species’ future, as Dr. Roberston notes in his article, “But too much power – and hence too much dopamine – can disrupt normal cognition and emotion, leading to gross errors of judgment and imperviousness to risk, not to mention huge egocentricity and lack of empathy for others.””