Whoopi's "liberal implosion outrage" is a trifecta of embarrassment, anger & denial.
Like a boy when mom finds his porno mags.
When I talk to a liberal that I care about, I try to walk them back to the origin of the Great Divide.
I try to explain how political correctness (social marxism) was introduced into our society 50 years ago and that the breakdown of civil debate is based up that. Everything else is just Fall-out, By-Product or After-shocks.
I ask them:
1) Why do you think we have Fox News Today?
2) And why do you think we have Donald Trump as POTUS?
My friend today mocked me for trying to help him understand that 50% of Americans were left without a voice after 50 years of PC. I explained that the media is controlled by liberals and that PC shames the rare conservative who might work at the top of those companies from opening their mouths...for fear of career suicide. He just didn't get it.
He was cynical, combative and refused to hear me out. He insulted DT many times. So sad.
I even made a business case for Comcast/NBC to steal some of Fox News' market share by launching their own conservative channel. After all, in business, you don't just let your competition win without a fight. It is this exact reluctance by NBC and others that points to a cabal of leftists in major media companies who are willing to lose money to remain loyal to "the Cause".
I tried to address the hidden agenda of Obama's sealed background and how ridiculous it is that an applicant for an internship at the White House gets more closely scrutinized than a POTUS candidate. Surely something is amiss, right?
But all he could answer with was an attempt to shame/ridicule me with: "Are you a 'birther'?"
It's so typical of them to refute/disarm a valid set of questions with a synthesized 'epithet'. A fucking bumper-sticker-slogan.
Anna Karenina (2012)
R | 2h 9min | Drama, Romance
Director: Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement)
WRITTEN by: Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)
CAST: Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald
PLOT: In 1876 Russian high society, married St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a scandalous affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky, leading to their exile to Italy and a humbling return years later. From the Tolstoy novel--widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.
Award winning costumes and sets. Stellar cast. Highly-stylized, theatrical, melodious and choreographed like a musical. Movements and violin soundtrack are interwoven with grace and aplomb.
Much of the action is arranged on, or behind, a theatrical set.
This gives an ethereal feel of a staged production. Director Joe Wright leverages Tolstoy's frequent use of railroad travel to transport the viewer to-and-from the snowy-grimy climes of railway sets. The horse race set is shot indoors with real horses, reminiscent of the Ascot Opening Day scene from "My Fair Lady".
3 out of 5 Stars
PG-13 | 1h 46min | Drama, History, Thriller
DIR: John Curran
CAST: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan
Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Good drama. Ted Kennedy's character is likable and conflicted by family dynamics. It seems he never really wanted to become POTUS anyway. Very sad for Mary Jo...she probably could have been saved by divers if Kennedy had reported the accident immediately.
Bruce Dern plays Kennedy patriarch, Joe Sr. While Joe Sr. is a wheelchair-bound, dying, stroke patient who cannot speak, you still get a terrific performance from Dern.
No matter how you feel about Ted Kennedy or the Kennedy family, your opinions won't change, good or bad. So you can easily enjoy this drama without feeling a hard sell from the director.
"FORBIDDEN AREA" (1956)
DIRECTOR: John Frankenheimer
CAST: Charleton Heston, Tab Hunter, Vincent Price
Watched this last night.
Darned good live TV drama.
It was the very first of the "Playhouse 90" series and deals with a Russian spy in our military who puts the U.S. at huge risk during a Cold War episode.
Hiding in plain sight, "Human Resources" is the Commie Nexus buried within every corporation.
They usually are women, and liberal-feminist ones at that.
Little Psychology brats.
Always analyzing everything you say in any conversation.
Even if you're just saying "Good morning", they wonder: "What did he mean by that? That sounded patronizing. I'll bet he's a chauvinist and racist".
JOHN WAYNE, AMERICAN
"John Wayne's cult is unlike most others.
"Most celebrity cults are for rebellious, youth-doomed figures (Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, James Dean).
"But Wayne is a symbol of sober, industrious responsibility--which is normally dull, irrelevant or dim...yet he makes it vivid, personal and dramatic. He makes conservative values sexy and exciting."
-Garry Wills, biographer
"John Wayne: The Politics of Celebrity"
(This quote was partially edited by me for wordiness. -Nick P)
John Wayne's greatest regret was that he never served in our armed forces during WWII.
At that time he was in his mid-30s and was not required to serve. He chose instead to make 15 films during this period (1942-45), many of them patriotic war films and, in doing so, helped our country with War Bond sales and morale for the cause. He also travelled extensively to visit our troops between the 1940s-70s.
After the war, he continued to make westerns and a few more war films. His toughest professional challenges were two films that were about patriotism, but failed to garner the critical acclaim for which he'd hoped: One was "The Alamo" (1960), and the other was "The Green Berets" (1968). The latter was blasted by anti-war leftists for painting an altruistic portrait of our involvement in Viet Nam.
Duke died in 1979 of intestinal cancer, a delayed illness from his exposure to radiation in the Nevada desert way back in 1955 (while filming "The Conquerer", a biography of Genghis Khan).
He won his only Academy Award in 1969 for his role as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit".
In 1979, just weeks before he passed away, his best friend Maureen O'Hara testified before Congress to have a medal minted in Dukes honor. She concluded her testimony with:
“I beg you to strike a medal for Duke, to order the President to strike it. And I feel that the medal should say just one thing: ‘John Wayne, American.’ ”
A splendid tribute.
There are a million reasons why every dreamer, from every dustbowl and every shit-hole wants to emigrate here.
But the biggest reason is our country's founding documents, which coalesce the greatest elements of all previous government experiments into an amalgamation of perfection.
If an immigrant does not firmly believe in, abide by, or swear allegiance to those principles, they are not welcomed here.
And every patriot knows what I mean when I say:
"If we catch you trying to destroy our COUNTRY....We WILL KILL YOU"
01. Les Miserables
02. My Fair Lady
03. Man or La Mancha
05. Sound of Music
06. West Side Story
09. Annie Get Your Gun
10. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
11. South Pacific
12. Damn Yankees
14. Show Boat
15. Chorus Line, A
16. Jesus Christ Superstar
17. Pal Joey
18. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
19. 42nd Street
20. On the Town
21. Hello, Dolly!