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    Just in time for the election.

    A new movie entitled "Recount" starring Kevin Spacey is all about the 2000 Florida recount.

    I have seen excerpts of it in a preview the other night. It appears to be a dramatic expose of what happened in Florida that enable George W. Bush to steal the presidency.

    The actress that plays Katherine Harris, Laura Dern, looked like she would be better cast as the wicked witch in a remake of The Wizard Of Oz.

    But of course, Harris is the wicked witch, isn't she?

    Here is more info on the film.


    Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:41pm EDT

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey will star as a top aide to former Vice President Al Gore in the upcoming TV movie "Recount," about the contested 2000 U.S. presidential election, the HBO network said on Monday.

    Spacey, whose last dramatic television role was at least 15 years ago, will join Academy Award nominees Laura Dern and Tom Wilkinson, as well as Denis Leary of FX cable series "Rescue Me" and "St. Elsewhere" veteran Ed Begley Jr.

    The political drama, set to start shooting next month, will trace the story behind the acrimonious ballot recounts in Florida at the end of the 2000 race between Democrat Gore and then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush, a Republican.

    According to Daily Variety, which broke news of the "Recount" casting, the made-for-television movie will air in the midst of next year's campaign for the White House.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/televisionNews/idUSN2432228720070926
     
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    It must be a comedy, people all around the world were laughing their a$ses off at those sore losers holding the ballots uo to the light and looking through the little "chad holes", will he show all the drunks that tried to vote the day after the election because they didn't know what day it was, will they show all the old democrat senior citizens who tried to vote in an outdoor portable toilet.

    Is Jessie Jackoff in the movie, he loves those sore loser recounts---:singing:
     
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    I'm sure Hollywood will give a fair and balanced look at the affair :rolleyes:, including the exclusion of ballots cast by military personnel overseas, and the FSC ignoring the election laws of the state.:p
     
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    I am sure they will try to imitate Fox News , and bring only a fair and balanced story. ;)
     
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    The land of make believe


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    The Liberals need to worry about their own house and the upcoming disenfranchisment of MI and FL in their primaries.

    Of course this movie will ignore :

    - Bush did win FL anyway so the end result worked out fine.
    - The USSC didn't decide anything they just stopped a Liberal FLSC from trying to decide it.
    - Democrats are really bad losers.
     
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    Two Phone Calls:
    1 From Al Boob Gore at 2AM "Congratulations Mr President, I concede"

    2 From John Fonda Kerry at 2AM "Congratulations Mr President, I concede"

    Will these phone calls be in the Sore Losers Sh!t Crap Bastard Movie?
     
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    Be careful what you wish for, Harry. That "funny" thing could very well have you posting something like this 7.5 years later:

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    If you know somebody who works for an oil company put sugar in ther gas tank or better still, kill their dog."

    .....at least a few of us saw what was coming.
     
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    I certainly think that an objective (key word) look at this event is certainly warranted. Nothing will change the past, but we need to fully understand what happened. Factcheck.org has an article dealing with the question "When the votes were recounted in Florida, who won the 2000 presidential election?" It's a pretty interesting read.

    http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/when_the_votes_were_recounted_in_florida.html
     
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    Actually, the Florida Supreme Court interpreted their state's election laws quite accurately. It was the Surpreme Court of the U.S. that over-ruled the recount procedures.

    The exclusion of military ballots cast is dwarfed by "clear intention" ballots tossed because the damned paper didn't punch thoroughly...

    Nice try though... And typical of you.
     
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    But then one day old Shep Saw the lass
    And out from the grass he did bound
    Grabbed hold of her leg and liked how it felt
    And from that day he never was found.


    Next?????? :D
     
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