Around the farm ...

Around the farm ...

Posted by JP on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 10:46

HBO and Comcast will be premiering the movie channel's latest film "Recount" on May 15 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.

The political flick retells the story of the 2000 presidential election in which "the future of the nation was hanging by a ... chad."

The cast features:
Kevin Spacey as Ron Klain
Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg
Ed Begley Jr. as David Boies
Laura Dern as Katherine Harris
John Hurt as Warren Christopher
Denis Leary as Michael Whouley
Tom Wilkinson as James Baker III

Medium rare:
Yesterday, a spokeswoman for the governor made what's been called a "rare" appearance -- a description she doesn't care for -- at the Capitol pressroom. She said the governor will be in Springfield this week and has been repeatedly in recent weeks.

Battle of the Ages:
Today, 700-some students and supporters of charter schools are scheduled to descend on the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to pass laws allowing more charter schools.

Also today, dozens of senior citizens are coming to the Capitol to show off the 24,000-piece jigsaw puzzle they assembled to symbolize their affordable living plight.

Sitting at a stoplight at just before 9 a.m. this morning and someone calls the local sports radio show and says he has four, field box tickets to the noon Cardinals game in St. Louis. The face value is 30-some bucks apiece, but he'll let all four go for $50.

Staring at the red light, I can turn left and come to the Capitol, or turn right and pick up the tickets on the way to St. Louis. From Springfield, you can be in the ballpark in two hours.

Why do I have the feeling I made the wrong turn?

Full Circle
In about a year's time Barack Obama has gone from facing questions of whether he's "black enough" to appeal to African-American voters, to now having to denounce the former pastor of the African-American church he attends in an effort stop the erosion of political support among white, blue-collar voters.

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