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Jjaba
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Post Number: 4946
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The movie is called, "AN UNREASONABLE MAN". It is showing in limited distribution right now.

jjaba saw it last night and was very impressed. There's a nice review of his work in Poletown Detroit during the infamous crisis there when Coleman Young and GM decided to obliterate it.

Also, incredible footage about GM fighting Nader in the early days over car safety. If you put Nader's name on the air bag, the steel reinforced doors, the padded dash, and every seatbelt, you'd have him more visible than the company who built your ride.

There was much ado about the 2000 and 2004 elections when his bestest buddies urged him to step aside for Al Gore and John Kerry.

Important movie to see.

jjaba.
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Kenp
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It will be interesting to see what he decides on for the 2008 election. Pressure will be there again for Nader to stay away from the bid. I would bet you he runs.
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where did you see it, Jjaba?

I love Ralph. He sticks to his principles, a quality absent in American public life these days.
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have no problems with Nader running. If he is splitting the vote THAT much, then the Democratic candidates really need to rethink their platform. And from what he said at the Green Rally in 2000, that's exactly why he runs.
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Enduro
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nader fan here too. I'd love to take my dad to see it. It'll be at the DIA April 19th according to www.anunreasonableman.com
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Padded dash boards were on Roman chariots.
There was a patent for collapsible steering columns before World War 1.
Fighter pilots had seatbelts in World War 1.
Thank Nader for breakaway rear view mirrors.
Thank Nader for auto emissions standards.

Ralph Nader is an icon. Some think he's "bigger" than Elvis, ML King, or FD Roosevelt. But Nader does not top Jerry Lee Lewis on "Chantilly Lace".

The movie is balanced with many of his buddies and longtime supporters real angry at him for running for President over and over and over.

The Detroit references alone will tickle you. There won't be a dry eye in the house.

jjaba saw the film last night on the Far Westside.
Glad it will be shown at DIA. Treat yourself.
It is playing in 59 theaters right now. Michael Moore is seen wearing 3 hats; Tigers, MSU, UM.

jjaba.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Enduro, 67, excellent link. Thanks.

jjaba.
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Steve
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 11:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was the Big Bopper who did Chantilly Lace, not Jerry Lee.
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe Jabba meant Jerry Lewis in France.
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Enduro
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 1:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the killer had a top 40 hit with it too. I might have seen Jason Dee Williams (pretty good pseudo-impersonator) do it in a medley.
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Enduro
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 2:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Per Wikipedia: ..."1972 # 1 single with the Big Bopper hit "Chantilly Lace," which rocked as hard as any of his earlier work."

Of course that was before I was born but Wikipedia wouldn't lie. Right?
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Jjaba
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 3:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jason Dee Williams does a pretty good Jerry Lee Lewis impersonation but jjaba knows Jerry Lee and he ain't him.

Ofcourse, the Big Bopper did Chantilly Lace until he, Ritchie Valens and the kid who sang "Everyday" and "Peggy Sue" went down in a plane in Clear Lake, MN. but ain't none of them around today. Jerry Lee Lewis, the Killer, is 71 and still rocking. Little Richard did Good Golly, Miss Molly but Jerry Lee rocks on it also. Jerry Lee is from Feriday, La.

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Jjaba
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 3:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Buddy Holly. Out of Lubbuck, Texas, same age as Jerry Lee. Born in 1936.

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Kenp
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 8:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw Jerry Lee Lewis on TV last night. It was a recent concert, and yes he still is rocking. What ruined it was Kid Rock was on stage with him and talking during the songs which seemed to distract the Killer.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clear Lake, Iowa. jjaba apologizes to Lowell and The Forum. jjaba also saw the PBS Jerry Lee Lewis Concert. The cat can still rock. Kid Rock in sneakers shows Jerry Lee can get down with two generations removed. Kid Rock did show respect.
Dancing on Jerry's piano brought his smile.

What's up with Michael Moore wearing 3 ballcaps in the Nader movie?
jjaba loves Michigan, but doesn't wear a different ballcap from town to town. Explain.

jjaba, sometimes an Unreasonable Man.
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Michael Moore wears all those hats so he doesn't have to wash his hair. He must have a million of them.

I'll have to hunt that movie down. I have a million things this weekend, but I'll take time for Ralph. He took time for me.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 1:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well put, Oldredfordette.
jjaba just admires the guy.
For so many years, he's done so much for our safety. You'll just love this film.
jjaba likes it because it shows the angst about this one man from every side of politics.

I just bought a box of Brillo Pads for Michael Moore's hair. Got his address?

jjaba.
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Terryh
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sounds like a movie that would play at the Detroit Film Theatre.We should at least have third party candidates in our representative body. Canada and several West European countries have two liberal and one conservative party with reps in their Parliments. Canada has the New Democrats which I believe have a platform similiar to the American Green party, and the Liberal party which tends to be, I think left of the Democratic party of the US.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 3:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terryh, hard to compare The Greens to NDP. NDP is an old socialist-democratic party. Greens are more enviros and haven't been around that long.
Liberals in USA mostly vote Democrat.

Go see the movie. You'll learn about your Southern neighbours like you'll never see on our tv stations, eh.

jjaba, Westsider.
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Royaloakian
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Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Film Theatre / DIA
AN UNREASONABLE MAN
April 19 - April 21, 2007
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 4972
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Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 4:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great. Hope you all go see Ralph Nader duke it out with GM and Coleman Young.

jjaba.
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Michmeister
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can someone send me a "security copy"? It has two chances of being run here in Germany, slim and none.
Mailing address available when mission is complete.

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