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PCR #238. (Vol. 5, No. 42) This edition is for the week of October 11--17, 2004.
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Book Review: "The Florida Night Sky" by Elinore DeWire
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"Team America: World Police"
 by Mike Smith
Concert Review: THE PIXIES, w/The Thrills
  by Terence Nuzum
Fanzine Memoirs, Part 6, the Final Chapter....Desperate Housewives Score....TV Commercial Hall of Fame...Zombie 2004 Injection Remix
  by Vinnie Blesi
Professor Paul Bearer II: Post-Show Retrospective....Duran Duran New CD Release: "Astronaut"....Goodbye Rodney and Christopher....Rebecca McKinney
 by Andy Lalino
The Future is the Illustrious Five
 by Brandon Jones
The Lesbian Chronicles....Meanwhile, in the Batcave
 by Matt Drinnenberg
No Costume Needed....Good-Bye Cami....Oscar Note....Favorite Concerts....Meet The Beatles, Part 38
 by Mike Smith
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So, the Cheney family is furious over John Kerry mentioning Cheney's daughter Mary being a Lesbian because why? They think it was a cheap shot? A cheap attempt to look good using Cheney's daughter, who is very much openly gay and who's father, our Vice President, has also mentioned she is a Lesbian.

I'm suprised and saddened, which admittedly is nothing new, toward the complete lack of respect for the reality of this great event.

To keep the record straight, Kerry was asked whether or not he thought homosexuality was a choice and said, and I quote:

"We're all God's children, Bob, and I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she's being who she was. She's being who she was born as. I think if you talk to anybody, it's not a choice."'

For years people in the gay community have been spit on, abused, ridiculed, and discriminated against. And now, here we are, with a man running for President of the United States, willing to stand before the entire nation, and say that he believes what gay men and women have been saying forever, that their sexual preference isn't a choice, but who they are.

Better yet, he points to Cheney's daughter and her parents love and acceptance of her, not only encourageing all Americans to do likewise with their children, but showing those who are still victimized today that there is a future and a better day to be had.

It is regrettable that there are so many who point to the "lowness" of this moment. But really, what's worse, being sensitive to those who need it, or bastardizing it to try and smear the man who said it.

As Daffy would say "It's just dissss-spicable"

For those of you clamoring for your next chance to see the Bat on the big screen your time is coming in the Summer of 2005.

The title Batman Begins pretty much sums up what this installment of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego is about. The beginning. The coming to terms with his dark desire to enact his revenge on crime.

Christian Bale dons the cowel and, I must say, looks like a very, very good Batman. Playing a younger Alfred is the emmensely talented Michael Caine who, no doubt, will add a great flair to the character. Following them is a cavalcade of award worthy talent such as Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman and Rutger Hauer.

As for the movie, he trailer does its job by making you really want to see this. At least I think so.

Check it out at www.batmanbegins.com

Till next time, take care, and God bless,

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