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US actor George Clooney

George Clooney

That’s what I wondered after the first 15 minutes of The Descendents.  Even though the opening scene has George Clooney disclaiming the myth of Hawaii  as a perfect paradise,  it’s hard to let go of our illusions or delusions for that matter.

There have been so many rave reviews about this movie already, I’m not sure what my two cents could possibly add.  Many reviewers have been citing Clooney’s performance as his best yet.  I had heard that before I saw the movie and attributed it to the usual hype.  I thought George was great in Michael Clayton, Good Night and Good Luck and Syrianna.   However, those movies were big Hollywood production and his characters were big.  The Descendents,  seemed more like a small movie, not quite and Indie but other than the panoramic shots of Hawaii, we watched an intimate movie.  Actor Clooney showed us a wide range of emotions mostly played out on his face.  He truly seemed to embody the character of Matt King.

Special note should be given to the young actress, Shailene Woodley.  Most of her prior acting experience has been as a lead character on the TV series, The Secret Life of an American Teenager.  She is confident, fresh and handles herself with great ease in the presence of a star, and is able to hold her own in every scene.  I think an Oscar nomination might be in her very near future!

The story itself is poignant at times, a little slow at times and as directed by Alexander Payne, I felt I was watching one part About Schmidt and one part of the eternally long novel, Hawaii by Mitchner.  It was beautifully acted, the portrayal of the human condition handled exquisitely by Clooney. 

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I was rooting around for a conspiracy theory tonight on the internet and look what I found!  A site that proclaims to be the be all end all place to go to read about Obama Conspiracy theories, in fact the title of the blog is Obama Conspiracy Theories.

Gotta give credit where credit is due and this blog has a great post about the latest lawsuit initiated by none other than Orly Taitz and what is she suing and pursuing?  Why she wants to see a certified copy of Obama’s birth certificate.  And I thought this half -ass, half-baked theory had been laid to rest.  Guess the major newspapers are not delivered in Moldova.  Well there’s no reason for me to reconstruct this information, I’m going to re-post it here.

Queen Birther, Lady Liberty or bat-**** crazy, Orly Taitz (pictured right) can still draw a crowd.

Her antics yesterday in Hawaii generated enough traffic at The Fogbow to take the site down, as well as spawn some brief outages here at Obama Conspiracy Theories. The number of visits here doubled from the day before, and what is more significant, “new visitors” achieved pre-long form levels of 50% of total traffic.

Local Honolulu TV station KHON2 even gave a short mention of Taitz on its web site under the “most popular story” section. The station quotes Taitz:

We were able to get to the bottom of Watergate and it’s time to get to the bottom of Obama forgery-gate, or Obama fraud-gate – it’s time,

and Hawaii Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine from a letter:

You are seeking disclosure of privileged or other protected matter, and there is no exception that applies to allow disclosure to you.

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