From February 8, 2009, that's "Little Dicky Breaks It Down."
Little Dicky (and his unnamed dog -- it is a boy dog, I have a joke on that when I do the last Little Dicky) was introduced in 2009 to have a regular character to rely on. He is a charter member of the Cult of St. Barack. He drools over Barry O.
He's pathetic and wimpy.
Many people thought it was supposed to be based on "Kos."
Many people were correct.
That's who Little Dicky is based on, in looks and in attitude.
He's worthless because he won't stand up for anything, he just runs around with his dog mooning over Barack. To call him a cheerleader is to give him too much credit because cheerleaders work much harder than he does.
Again Little Dicky is a character who pops up every now and then. You haven't seen the last of him yet.
Little Whore Dicky gets to meet Little Orphan Annie?
Kind of. We're doing theme posts where we pick out a section of film criticism and include it. It can be because we agree or disagree or whatever. I'm picking out this from Pauline Kael's review of Annie because it's wickedly funny:
The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was once the most popular strip in American funny papers. The child-Cinderella story of the orphan who in 1933, during the Depression, is taken for a week into the home of the billionaire Daddy Warbucks and proceeds to spread sunshine and to inspire President Roosevelt to create the New Deal cries out for a cockeyed fairy-tale tone. But the movie has the feel of a manufactured romp, and Annie (Aileen Quinn), a ten-year-old with a heart-shaped face and brass lungs, bawls out "Tomorrow" regularly, on schedule. The child is almost frighteningly assured; she's a little freckled, red-haired engine, designed to be cheerful, inspirational, and spunky -- a fearless toughie who uses her fists on any boys who mistreat animals. Aileen Quinn has a pleasant enough voice when she does a more subdued reprise of "Tomorrow" at the White House, yet even in her restrained song, "Maybe," when her voice is at its softest and most musical, she's too professional a Broadway babe, there's nothing spontaneous or touching about her. All the little orphans seem to have been trained by Ethel Merman; they belt in unison. And when they dance it's showy leaping about, and the editing breaks it up, making it more hectic. Annie arrives at Daddy Warbucks' mansion, and his household staff dances; the cutting is so choppy that the pump-and-tumble dancing -- arms like pistons and stomping feet -- turns into commotion.
You can find the full review in Kael's Taking It All In. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Disturbing decision by panel of questionable independence
In 2012, Nouri's favorite thing is to storm Iraqi news websites with hits to try to get them denied service. No one comments on that because there's hardly any foreign press in Iraq anymore. But there's too much still for Nouri. Little Saddam can't do what he wants to do if there's a chance that the world's watching.
Nouri wasn't the one calling for a no-confidence vote in himself so he's really not the one with the power to decide when such an effort is over. Dar Addustour notes the Kurdish Alliance sees Nouri's threat of early elections as his effort to avoid being questioned by the Parliament. Alsumaria reports Nouri is stating today that a campaign to sew confusion is being waged in Iraq and, while that would make a good confession from Nouri, he is yet again pointing the finger at others. Al Rafidayn quotes Nouri stating that the answer to the problems is not rushing to the Constitution. Well he would say that. When has he ever respected the Iraqi Constitution? Just one example, he's been prime minister since 2006. The Iraqi Constitituion's Article 140 insists a referendum and census on Kirkuk will be held. It insists it is not to take place any later than the end of 2007. Despite taking an oath to uphold the Constitution, Nouri has repeatedly refused to implement Article 140 and offered one excuse after another of why it's not a good time. Nouri has no respect for the Constitution and, over Article 140 alone, should be impeached and removed from office. Despite his inability to follow his oath, Nouri managed to insist that Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi is not netural and is not professional.
Kitabat notes the call remains for Nouri to appear before Parliament for questioning. One thing they might question him on is the topic Dar Addustour's reporting: Parliament's Human Rights Commission has found proof of torture in Iraq prisons -- something Nouri has repeatedly denied takes place. While ignoring that finding, Nouri has insisted today that there are no journalists in prison. Which probably means there are many.