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Seen it All Now: Michael Moore Supports the Second Amendment .. or something

Moore loves guns

Has the rabid progressive Michael Moore hit his head? Is he suddenly understanding the true purpose of the second amendment? Not likely, but still fun to watch!

Now Michael, that is what whacky, right-wing nut jobs have been telling you all along. The reason Americans have the right to bear arms is to protect themselves from an oppressive government. A point missed until a heavily liberal-run town started oppressing it’s heavily-democrat populace.

Karma anyone?

It’s not likely that Moore will join the NRA or start attending #2A rallies any time soon, but he’s at least helping others realize that the constitution has always been and is now relevant and .. well.. smarter than him.

How Far Will the Left Go? Pretty Darn Far.

senior michael moore ad

So, this last week we’ve seen a young adult talking about her ‘first time’, an ad filled with sexual innuendo and references; followed by younger children with sad little faces and drawn mouths singing wanly about the wanton destruction of the country due to their parents’ foolish votes for republicans and now this:

MoveOn.org has teamed up with Michael Moore to produce a new pro Obama advertisement. Filmed in a supposed ‘nursing home’ the ad features scripted octo- and nonagenarians who tell us just what they’re going to do if Mitt Romney ‘steals’ the election. The commercial is vile and foul mouthed, not representative of the seniors most of us know and respect as the Greatest Generation.

Can this election get any further in the gutter? I don’t think so.
NOTE: This is the PG version. The ad is being promoted without the bleeps.

UPDATE: It has been pointed out that these are actors, probably paid, probably in heavy make up and probably following a script. That could surely be so. But it still gives me the heebie jeebies. tw

We cannot afford to be a silent majority.

VOTE November 6 to take back civility.

The Difference Between Contrived and Real Outrage: The Top Five Right and Left Insulting Comments

A blogger should never admit this, but instead pretend that he slaved for hours putting something together; but sometimes, the blog gods smile on you. This is going to be too easy.  And you have to give credit where credit is due.

In my never-ending struggle to right all that is wrong with the universe, I came up with the idea of juxtaposing the left’s contrived outrage about the Fluketroversy with real, bona fide, hateful language from the American leftosphere.

Ransacking my limited political knowledge, a couple examples immediately sprang to mind.  Don Imus. George Allen’s “macaca” moment. The usual tripe. Then a progressive blogger went ahead and did all my heavy lifting for me, proving that I’m not putting up straw men to knock down.

So with no further adieu, here goes a side-by-side comparison of the top five most offensive comments of the right vs. the left, in reverse order. The point is not that “both sides do it,” but that the left gets away with it, while conservatives do not.

Top Five Insulting Conservative Comment #5: Brian Kilmeade jokes to Gretchen Carlson: “Didn’t men give you the kitchen?”

This was such a flaming ball of outrage there’s not even a YouTube video on it.  I’m going to have to admit it was… gasp… a joke and move on.

Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comment #5: Michelle Malkin is a “mashed up bag of meat with lipstick on it”:

Much like Highlander, there could only be one video copy on YouTube readily available that had Olbermann using this quote. By coincidence (I assume), Olbermann mentions that Beck and Limbaugh referred to Senator Mary Landrieu (she of the infamous “Louisiana Purchase” fame) in terms suggesting she was akin to a prostitute. Interestingly, I was just reading Federalist No. 66 today, and there is evidence that two of our founders thought such language appropriate, and were referring to non-females at the time: “They might also have had in view the punishment of a few leading individuals in the Senate, if they prostituted their influence in that body as the mercenary instruments of foreign corruption.” Hmm.

Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #4: Bill Cooksey thinks Massachusetts politician Karyn Polito is hot

Again, from the policymic blog:

Bill Cooksey, WRKO-AM radio producer, made sexist comments about Karyn E. Polito on-air in response to a caller who inquired, “Is she hot?” Cooksey stated, I think she’s hot. She’s tiny, she’s short. She’s got a banging little body on her. Facial wise, I give her about a seven. Body wise, I give her about an eight-and-a-half. Tight little butt. I endorse Karyn Polito.” Tom & Todd, pictured above, responded by saying it was “delightful and humorous.”

Yes, the comments were “sexist” because Bill Cooksey is apparently a heterosexual man who finds Ms. Polito attractive. And the controversy is? Where was the outrage when media publications were fawning about Barack Obama with his shirt off? Oh, that’s not sexist.  Or George Stephanopolous laughably being drooled over on Friends? Or…

Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #4: Bill Maher’s Jokes about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann as “MILFS of the Republican Right”

This is just a place-holder for the litany of nasty things Bill Maher has said about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin, some of which can be countenanced here and here.  For those who either haven’t seen American Pie or have been Rip-van-winkle for decades, MILF is an acronym for “Mom I’d Like to Frog.” (Although “frog” means something else).  But really, who knows where to start? There’s the comment where he talks about their breasts, and then calls them both “boobs.” These are Republican political figures, mind you. But Maher’s really good stuff is when he calls Palin what Dana Loesch calls a C U Next Tuesday. I’ll leave it up to you to figure that one out.

Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #3: Don Imus’ “Nappy Headed Hoes” Outrageous Outrage

This is the infamous statement that got Don Imus fired from his job as a long-time, well-established disk jockey. But as someone who was raised in the south, I know that blacks use the term “nappy headed hoes” in a joking manner all the time. The term was not used derisively or racistly by Imus, in a manner that suggests whites are superior to blacks. Nonetheless, it was enough for Imus to be asked to pack up his mic and leave.

Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comment #3: Michael Moore Calls Rush Limbaugh a “Bitch”

Although it would be great to juxtapose Moore’s comments with Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” descriptor, let’s be frank: Moore doesn’t merit such a high position, because we all know his modus operandi.  He is a tendentious, unintentional mockumentary director, so what else are we going to expect from him? Nonetheless, in response to Rush’s “slut” usage in his satirizing of the now-notorious Ms. Fluke, Michael Moore did a touchdown dance and spiked the football yelling, “Who’s the prostitute now, bitch?”  Who’s the hypocritical hack, Moore?

Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #2: Foster Freiss’ “aspirin” joke

This is not my list, folks. The top insulting conservative comments represent an obvious lefty’s list of the most over-the-top conservative comments he can come up with.  So who is Foster Freiss? Good question.  He is the Santorum spokesman who joked that one proven method of birth control was to put an aspirin between the knees and hold it there. Funny? Yeah, a bit.  Outrageously outrageous? Come on.

Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #2: Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nancy Pelosi Compare Tea Party Protesters to Nazis

This is where we start getting into the nitty-gritty, where you have public figures shamelessly and inaccurately demonizing one segment of the American population they are supposed to represent.  We won’t even get into the left calling tea party protesters terrorists here, we’ll just stick to the Godwin’s law that eventually everything on the Internet goes back to the Nazis. Well, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat’s former Speaker of the House, actually compared the tea party to Nazis. The footage can be viewed here.

But current DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ comments are even more interesting, in light of the way she has been tapped by the media to comment on the Rush Limbaugh “Fluke” controversy.  This is what she actually said: “I don’t see any swastikas or any pictures of the President in black face or burned in effigy here.  The difference between the way we express our First Amendment rights and the way I’ve seen Tea Party extremists—Republican Tea Party extremists—express their right is dramatically different.”  This woman is the current DNC Chair, ladies and gentlemen.

Do we even have to mention that our sitting president Barack Obama once referred to the tea party, over one-third of the country by loyalty, as the dirty epithet “teaba**ers?”

Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #1: Rush Limbaugh Satirizing Sandra Fluke over Condomgate

Rush Limbaugh is a talk radio personality who went after Sandra Fluke for fabricating an issue about a lack of condoms on college campuses and trying to use it to advance a Democrat agenda by comparing her to a slut. Repeatedly. Over the course of three days (sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?). But let’s not be deceived about Ms. Fluke. She interjected herself abruptly into the public forum as a law student at a major private Catholic college complaining about the lack of condoms on her campus as if she were in a third world country.  And she mischievously fails to mention she is a thirty year-old feminist activist doing this as a publicity stunt to advance the Obama agenda, so this was actually part of a political operation. If all’s fair in love and war, why not so in politics? Well, it is all fair game if you are a radical leftist.

Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #1:  Andrew Breitbart Post-Mortem Rage

The left tap-danced on the late Andrew Breitbart’s grave all last week. And for what? Because he tried to hold the left accountable? For exposing ACORN as a shameless organization? For his relentless pursuit of the truth about the Pigford scam? Or for Weinergate? Here is some of the truly vile things said about him.

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone actually wrote an article called, “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche.”

Matt Yglesias of Slate wrote on Twitter, “Conventions around dead people are ridiculous.The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead.”

And the hateful bile train just keeps on a’comin.

As an afterthought, I guarantee you that not a single person on the left will be asked to apologize, let alone lose his job, nor suffer any kind of retaliation whatsoever for anything that he has said or might possibly say in the future about the late Andrew Breitbart. Now consider if any of the above-listed things about Andrew Breitbart were said about any beloved figure of the left by a notable conservative. That person would be gone in a heartbeat. No questions asked.

So why do you young skulls full of mush believe leftists get away with over-the-top hateful rhetoric, while conservatives do not? Because the corporate media are interested in the truth? Or is it possibly because lefties are actually, in a way you might not yet understand, shills for the establishment?

And just for the left-leaning folks out there: Why is it that leftists in the media are able to ridicule middle America mercilessly, such as by defaming the tea party movement, when the left is supposedly for the little guy? Don’t you people who are not so far gone to the left see the hatred, the ridicule, the detestation of supposedly uneducated folks who felt powerless and tired enough of being exploited to rise up in mass and peacefully protest? While the Occupy Wall Street protesters, as provably violent and irresponsible as they have shown themselves to be, have been the beloved children of big government and even big banking (did Ben Bernanke ever “empathize” with the tea party?)

What have been the left’s solutions to our “heated” national discourse after the tragic Gabby Giffords shooting, which Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tried to tie to the tea party? A new tone? How about savagely mocking more than half of Americans and demanding the government exploit them more for their own good! Well, some of us have had enough!

Surprise!

Sick Of Hearing About Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston sadly died an early death due to drug and alcohol abuse. A very gifted singer has died much too early due to her own behavior, but we can’t let it go at that. Now, all of a sudden we get a touching call from a multi-millionaire “Hollywood elite” for the government to take my tax money and stop drug addiction. One of the “rich and famous” abuses herself to death and I get to pay for the heartaches of her friends. I have two separate problems with this attitude.

The Blaze.com ran a story about the sorrow over the death of Whitney Houston and the touching item written by Jamie Lee Curtis in the Huffington Post. That is great that she says nice things about her friend, but stop there. Jamie Lee, express your condolences for yourself and let it go at that. After saying nice things she started in on Obama to “do something”. In “rich and famous” lingo that is take the money from the serfs to solve a problem.

How many millions of dollars does Jamie Lee Curtis have? How many millions of dollars does Michael Moore have? How any millions of dollars do Sean Penn and Danny Glover have? If Jamie Lee Curtis, or any of the rest of them want something done about drug addiction among their peers ,why don’t they give all of THEIR millions to solve this issue among the “rich and famous”? Why should Curtis live among the “Top 1%” and tell Obama to take my hard earned money and give it to the Whitney Houston’s of the country? I wonder why the OWS occutards are protesting in Oakland and burning their own city down when they could actually go burn the homes of the real 1%’ers in Hollywood.

Jamie Lee, it isn’t your money you are crusading with, it is mine. I am among the lower income range but still pay income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, along with every other tax to support a “War on Drugs” that has been going on for 50 years with nothing to show for it but billions of taxpayer dollars down the toilet of feel good projects like this one you demand. After all these years of taking my money for your touchy feely causes I am broke, our nation is broke; but your kind can still live life like it doesn’t cost anything. You can hide your money in various shelters, I can’t. It does cost for my family to live, and it costs a lot at our income range.
When are the bleeding hearts of this nation going to actually do something to help this great nation that has made them hundreds of millions of dollars and allowed them a lifestyle not even remotely possible for most of the citizens of America. Talk about out of touch with reality!!! The “rich and famous” always come out of the woodwork when an actor, singer, or whatever dies tragically and begin demanding the government do something about social issues among their peers. Do they actually NEED the welfare from me and my kind? When I believe in a cause, and can afford to, I donate to it. But it is my money I give, not someone else’s money.

I have also noticed many of the bleeding-heart 1%’ers showing up at various “Occupy” events stirring up hatred for the “rich”. It is sad that the occutards aren’t smart enough to realize that they are being egged on by some of the richest people in America. The occutards want my tax money to pay for everything they want and the uber-rich want my tax money to pay for all of their “heartfelt causes”. There isn’t any need to leave anything for my family to live on. We are expected to give everything we have and just go demand something from government like they do.

Now we have Jamie Lee Curtis putting on a sob story about a person who had everything, looks, voice, career, hundreds of millions of dollars, and mobs of adoring fans. And what did this super-star do with her life? Died in a bathtub in a drug and alcohol induced stupor. Why is it suddenly the responsibility of the government to “do something”? Why don’t all of these “caring” Hollywood types get out of their mansions, jet planes, and stretch limos at “gala” events; and pay for some of this themselves?

It is so easy for the ivory tower sitters in Washington D C and Hollywood to sit in their palaces and tell me where my meager income should be spent, but I notice they don’t do much more than tell me how they need to use my hard earned money. Personal responsibility has to come into the mix somewhere or it is a lost cause. The reason the “War on Drugs” and the “War on Poverty” don’t work is that there is no personal responsibility expected. Just call them diseased animals and require that I pay for their upkeep. If you want a memorial to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, or any other entertainer, provide it yourself because I don’t care about them, they had more than enough to live a grand life but they abused themselves into an early death. You want something done, do it with your money and leave mine alone.

As for me, I would rather spend my money to protect the borders of this nation; to help the families of soldiers lost in battle; to provide the medical needs of wounded warriors, and to help those truly in need and willing to help themselves. Use my tax money for these righteous purposes to help those who aren’t among the wealthiest. Don’t take my tax money and give it to an industry known for drug and alcohol abuse, physical abuse of spouses, adultery, and overall demonic behavior. Don’t make some grand speech about the “horror of drug addiction” and direct Obama to my wallet.

There is help out there for those who truly want to be delivered from their addictions. Personal responsibility is the key to cure, not money. For those who are willing to work and do what is necessary to recover, I am with them. For those who just want to throw money at a problem without the key ingredient, I am not with them. You can’t make sugar cookies without sugar and you can’t overcome any issue without the desire, the drive, and the willingness to do what is required to be successful.

So to Jamie Lee Curtis and all the other hoot owls out there who demand the government confiscate my money for their “cause”, Zip it and leave my money alone. Do whatever you wish with your money and let me spend what little I have as I wish.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
February 16, 2012

Having Fun With Michael Moore… On Twitter


Disclaimer:  In the interest of originality, this piece on Michael Moore will have no fat jokes.  Enjoy.

This past weekend, Michael Moore made the mistake of asking this question:

Gee... I wonder what kind of responses this got.

Well, anyone that remembers the Attack Watch thing should know that you ought to be careful what you ask for.  Scroll down this page and see what kind of responses the Oscar winning film maker got.

This is stellar advice.

Don't encourage him. He'll only make a documentary about what "terrible slave owners" our founding fathers were...

He actually did that once. He ended up making a dishonest documentary and glorifying Comumnism.

Strangely enough, some of them asked if you could, instead, admnister a "poop" test.

This is probably a reference to overtaxing our citizens. Or a reference to cosplay. If you have to, go Google "cosplay".

Ah... Similar to the first repsonse, but I still like it.

And finally... Sombody get this man a clairvoyance award, because I think he's onto something.

I just love when celebrities yap on twitter.  It gives us common folk a chance to interact with them. (and to tell them what idiots they are)

What do you think?  Were these tweeters too hard on Michael Moore?  Or did he have it coming?  (if he’s such a big, smart documentary maker, he had to see this coming… right?)

Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

 

Dealing With the Occupations

I’ve heard a few libertarians who get a little bit defensive of how the Occupy Wall Street movement is treated, and for a while I wondered why that was. Every conservative I know has been very critical for obvious and good reasons. As a conservative libertarian, I usually reserve judgment, but as usual I fall somewhere in the middle of both ideologies. I’m personally disgusted by the overwhelming majority of the people at the “occupations”, their behavior, their political ideologies and solutions. The question I ponder is, “Is there a silver lining to the Occupy Wall Street movement? And what good can come from it?”

Before the Marxist elements became more obvious and widespread at the Occupy Wall Street movement, much of their disdain appeared to be aimed TARP and to a lesser extent, the Federal Reserve. Those are two areas of agreement conservatives have in common with them. This also means I have more in common with Occupy Wall Street radicals than I do with mainstream Democrats like Harry Reid and company. Occupy Wall Street seems to oppose the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I too think its way past time for them to end. Democrats have only paid lip service in their supposed opposition to the wars, which is why they didn’t end them when they had total control from January 2009 to January 2011. To be clear, there’s many more areas we disagree on, like their desire to “eat the rich”, forgive all debt, and enact a $20.00 minimum wage. Those are all insanely awful ideas, and while I think most Democrats agree that those are bad ideas, they probably all sympathize with the proposals to varying degrees and would like to move in those policy directions. But even if Occupy Wall Street opposes bailouts because they don’t believe there should be a private sector, if they oppose the Federal Reserve because they’d rather use the barter system instead of using currency, and if they oppose the wars because that they believe that money could be better spent on running petting zoos; their reasoning doesn’t really matter to me. The important thing is that we’d both vote against bailouts, against the Federal Reserve, and to end the current wars.

I was reading a 2011 Heritage Foundation guide that ranked all members of the House and Senate in terms of their conservatism. In the Senate, most Democrats had anywhere from 5%-0%, but Bernie Sanders, the admitted socialist from Vermont had a 14% rating, the highest by far of anyone on the left! That is shocking to most, but not to me. Bernie Sanders is without a doubt an absolute crazy leftist. But, Bernie Sanders introduced the “Audit the Fed” Bill in 2009 that was co-sponsored by ultra conservative senator Jim Demint. Someone who is also like Bernie Sanders in that regard is Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich is another far leftist, but he actually voted against Cap N Trade (because it didn’t go far enough), wants to impeach Obama over his violation of the War Powers Act and assassination of an American citizen (be it a very bad one), and opposes the Patriot Act. Regardless of Kucinich’s reasons, I’m totally with him on those agendas. Policy wise and to a lesser extent, principle-wise, there may be more common ground between the far left and the right.

Establishment Democrats are the absolute worst. Joe Lieberman is many republicans’ favorite democrat. I admire that he has principles, which is unusual for politicians in general, but that’s as far as my admiration goes. Lieberman has a neoconservative foreign policy and is a socialist domestically. What that means is that he is as bad as Barack Obama in terms of spending, if not worse. Speaking of terrible things, Democrats usually say and do whatever they need to, to get re-elected. I’m sure some Democrats are unaware of the harmful effects of their policies and have benevolence in mind. But most are interested in buying votes from every group they can possibly get a hold of. Democrats usually run against things, namely republicans. They will oppose republicans virtually on every policy, not because they necessarily disagree, but as a political tactic. This is beyond obvious when Democrats are in power and their foreign policy is seen by the American people. The only difference between Bush and Obama on foreign policy is that Obama wants Israel to return to its 1967 borders and that he likes to travel to countries and apologize for things America did 50-75 years ago.

Occupy Wall Street could be dangerous in the future. As winter weather comes in for the long haul, it seems the movement would face 2 options, it either dies out or revs up by becoming violent and [even more] lawless. Obviously we should hope that its the former. The latter would bring about the chaos and destruction that we see taking place in crumbling nations like Greece. Most rational people probably look at Occupy Wall Street as disgusting and view it negatively. I don’t see how the Democrats channel the movement into electoral success (by attracting new voters, they have the Occupy Wall Street vote pretty well in hand). The truly sad part of it is that it had some limited potential.

Instead of just voting a straight democrat ticket, a democrat tea party would’ve brought about positive changes for the country. Voting out all the crony capitalist Democrats as well as the ones supporting destructive entities like the Federal Reserve would be fantastic (but painstaking, as that would require replacing most of the ones currently serving). However its likely that the individuals who are currently occupying places are too lazy to bring about such productive change and to do in depth research on the policies that are actually causing the problems they are facing. As Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch pointed out, one of the great aspects of the Tea Party is that they are principled enough to vote for a candidate who they agree with on most policies but who is also a crazy who only dresses in a bunny suit (who obviously has no chance of winning), instead of supporting a worthless establishment republican who could easily win in the general election. Unfortunately, with far left nuts such as Michael Moore, Van Jones, and Cornel West in their ranks and financial support coming from the labor unions, Occupy Wall Street has insured itself as a worthless group of nasty, unemployed, angst filled useful idiots willing to take direction from absolute crazies or the people who promote many of the policies they say they oppose. Instead of a good policy or personnel reform coming from the Occupy Wall Street movement, the only silver lining may be independent voters running even further away from the democrat party.

When You Wish Upon a Hollywood Star…

In today’s culture, very few stars shine brighter than the ones in Hollywood, but the light that shines from the stars is generally a sickly shade of liberal, and boy do they just love to radiate from their red carpeted soapbox.

Sean Penn can’t seem to open his mouth without spewing some sort of hatred about the right while praising dictators on the left. In fact, it’s almost safe to say that here in America; Hugo Chavez has had no greater friend. The left-most ring of the Hollywood circus also has “documentarian”/activist Michael Moore who tends to make millions off of capitalistic systems then completely denounces and attacks them to make even more money. Lastly, I’d be remiss to leave out our (annoyingly pretty) pal Olivia Wilde who teamed up with MoveOn.org to make a pro Obama video that told it’s viewers that if Republicans won, the future was doomed. Humorously doomed, but doomed nonetheless.

It’s no wonder that when a Hollywood actor does say something even remotely conservative that, we on the patriotic right cling to their words like it’s the last piece of floating flotsam from a sinking ship. We want Hollywood, a very powerful force in media, the economy, and our culture, to represent who we are as a nation, and not denounce it as it has since as a lot of us can remember.

Take for instance the latest statements made by nerd princess and all round Hollywood hottie, Mila Kunis, who said communism was “good in theory, in execution it fails.” She would know, her family experienced the epic failure that communism is firsthand. When those words hit print, an idea was lit within the conservative community that maybe, just maybe, there was hope somewhere in that vast, lib infested, disappointment.

Some would state that it was simply that; one actress’s opinion that just so happened to agree with our conservative beliefs, but it’s a tad more than that. The bigger picture is someone with a golden megaphone spoke our mind to millions that up until then, weren’t listening. See, messages are important but that’s simply the core of it, often times, it’s who delivers the message that really makes it effective.

Do you think Reagan’s speech at the Berlin wall would have been half as effective if it was delivered by Dane Cook? The defense rests.

But Mila, who may or may not have just merely stumbled into our good graces, isn’t the only one touting right wing ideology. Little known for his Conservative opinions is Iron Man himself, (and my favorite actor) Robert Downey Jr.

“I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.”

His story is that of a Hollywood man that found out through trials, self imposed hardships, and bad mistakes that the liberal mentality just isn’t a valid working model. Will you hear this story on Entertainment Tonight? Probably not. In fact if I were to take a poll amongst conservatives, I’m sure most would likely assume that Downey was likely a liberal…

…and I have a problem with that.

What conservatives nowadays have done is write Hollywood off as a bastion of liberal ideology and a platform where leftist ideas can flourish and find light, and that is a huge mistake, because sadly, we’re right. We’ve given up the silver screen for lost, and somehow have become okay with complaining about it in the background, and we have to change our thinking on this.

As Andrew Breitbart said in his book, Righteous Indignation, “Hollywood is more important than Washington. It can’t be overstated how important this message is: pop culture matters”, and he’s right. Not everyone watches Fox News, CNN, CSPAN, and I think a couple people watch MSNBC, but nearly everyone watches non-news television, or goes to see movies. Messages like these are important and we need to show support for those in Hollywood who believe them.

People like Graham Beckel, who recently starred in the movie (I highly recommend) “Atlas Shrugged” should not be running the conservative fame train solely. Beckel touts his conservatism in spite of the leftist atmosphere he’s surrounded in, but his voice is still small. Sean Penn and Michael Moore are only loud because we’ve practically given them and their like, the stage.

Clinging to the scraps we get from the proverbial table isn’t going to be enough. We need a strong presence in Hollywood, because it’s in Hollywood that our message will flourish by leaps and bounds. Atlas Shrugged was in my opinion, a miracle movie, but that’s a sad fact, not a triumphant get. I say, these types of things need to be commonplace.

I mean honestly, if Penn, Baldwin, and Sarandon are the best that leftist Hollywood has to offer it shouldn’t be too hard to topple their tower anyway.

Michael Moore Echoes FDR, Carter in Bid to Save Dems at Cost of Economy

Michael Moore 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)

photo credit: nicogenin

Michael Moore shows his greedy, self-serving intolerant self yet again.  Feel free to destroy the economy as long as failed progressive and socialistic policies are put in place.  Oh, and he thinks it will save the Democrat majority.  Center-right country Ms. Moore, center-right.

It should come as no surprise that the progressive rag, The Huffington Post published this mess of ill-conceived ideas that have already failed in decades past.  In a 5-point rant, Moore throws out the sum of his intelligence in an attempt to save the Democrat majority in Congress.

1. Deliver a blunt, nonstop reminder to the American people about exactly who it was that got us into the mess we’re in.

2. Declare a moratorium on home foreclosures.

3. Prosecute the banks and Wall Street for the Crime of the Century.

4. Create a 21st century WPA (hire the unemployed to rebuild America).

5. Pledge that no Dem will take a dime from Wall Street in the next election cycle.

uh, wow.  Let’s take a few words to dismantle this mantra of progressive leadership.

1) Deliver a blunt, nonstop reminder to the American people about exactly who it was that got us into the mess we’re in

Please do, Democrats have held the majority in Congress since 2006 (Ok, I’ll give you January 2007 if you want to discount the lame duck period in 2006).  Barney Frank felt that Fannie and Freddie were not nearing any crisis in 2003, Congress controls the purse-strings and I didn’t see any Dems pulling back the reigns on any spending once taking control.  I’ll give you that Bush pushed for more spending than he should, but I didn’t see the Dem majority holding him back at all.

2) Declare a moratorium on home foreclosure

You Mr. Moore .. are a fiscal mental midget (you may be overcompensating with the waste line there champ).  We have a credit crisis, where banks are unable to loan because of restrictive liability ratios.  Financial institutions can only loan so much money based on a certain positive balance sheet.  A mortgage represents a liability and the house is the securing asset.  If the mortgage is not being paid, the money that was given to the original borrower cannot just be given to someone else.  The bank has to sell the asset for real money to settle the liability so that it can again loan that money to someone else.

If the government freezes foreclosures, the credit markets will come to a screeching halt and you can just prepare for the massive fallout from this failed feel-good catastrophe.  Keep your government control, anti-free-market marxist B.S. and go hug Hugo .. I hear he needs friends right about now.

3) Prosecute the banks and Wall Street for the Crime of the Century

Feel free, the burden of proof is on the prosecution.  While you’re at it, take a look at Fannie and Freddie (if Barney will let you).  Oh yeah, and Soros.. and Rangel .. oh yeah Waters.. Kerry?  The courts will be clogged for a generation if we take all those Democrat crooks down with the CEOs.  At least the CEOs created jobs and wealth, those other idiots just stole it.

4) Create a 21st century WPA (hire the unemployed to rebuild America)

WPA .. an FDR program, resurrected by former President Carter and now suggested by Michael Moore.  What was it?

..in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was just one of many Great Depression relief programs created under the auspices of the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which Roosevelt had signed the month before. The WPA, the Public Works Administration (PWA) and other federal assistance programs put unemployed Americans to work in return for temporary financial assistance.[1]

If Michael Moore is suggesting that in order to get welfare or unemployment checks, people have to go build roads, bridges and do cow fart studies.. I am all in.  Unfortunately, I am sure that he didn’t mention anything about tying their free government checks to actual work.

5) Pledge that no Dem will take a dime from Wall Street in the next election cycle

Good luck with that.  What about big oil?  Wasn’t the proto-typical progressive democrat (Obama) the leading beneficiary of BPs big oil money?  How ’bout that Fannie and Freddie money Mr. Frank?

..one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.[2][3]

Woah.. two deposits?  This is just populist anger-mongering with no real intention of fixing much of anything.  Then again, when has Michael Moore done anything remotely productive.


[1] FDR creates the WPA: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-creates-the-wpa
[2] Media Mum on Barney Frank’s Fannie Mae Love Connection: http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080924145932.aspx
[3] Fox News: Barney Frank Escaped Blame for Fannie Mae’s Problems Because He Is Gay: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-fiderer/fox-news-barney-frank-esc_b_132347.html