Whew, that's a relief.
Whew, that's a relief.
Important reading for those about to vote tomorrow. Think about how the wealthy abandon the world in Rand's Atlas Shrugged, and wonder how they'd survive on their own.
Why is there still such a focus on a book populated by characters with square jaws but paper thin personalities who spend their time kicking over the most shoddily-assembled straw men ever to flop onto a page? What's so important about Rand's talky tomes that someone would throw away $20 million on a film with worse dialog than Mega-Python vs. Gatoroid (yes, that's a real film) then turn around and do it again?
It's important because these Republicans, the ones who have captured the party of Lincoln and reshaped it into the party of Limbaugh, are the children of Rand. Sure, they may invoke the name of Reagan as the root of their movement, but the followers of Reagan are exactly the kind of Republicans now being chased out of offices both state and federal. The ones too weak to regard every instance of selflessness as a sin, too ignorant to know that any effort toward community is only a few letters away from communism. This isn't Reagan's party. It's not even the party of George Bush. It's the Grand Objectivist Party, and it's proud of it.
Thanks for bringing it all into perspective Jon!
Interesting concept. Look at actual American histotry to figure out where the concept of a "Christian Nation" came from.
From the earliest arrival of Europeans on America's shores, religion has often been a cudgel, used to discriminate, suppress and even kill the foreign, the "heretic" and the "unbeliever"--including the "heathen" natives already here. Moreover, while it is true that the vast majority of early-generation Americans were Christian, the pitched battles between various Protestant sects and, more explosively, between Protestants and Catholics, present an unavoidable contradiction to the widely held notion that America is a "Christian nation."
Way to go Jack! Jack may be a bit of a weirdo, like when he said hell was in black holes, but let's give credit where credit's due.
VAN IMPE: And right now, the National Association of Evangelicals informs us that this man has done damage, and it could actually take the lives of some of the missionaries in South America because the news media in South America is bombarding this thing across the airwaves around the clock. God forgive him.
Not only that, but Mr. Robertson, you are pro-life, and yet you wanted the members of the Supreme Court to die last year, and now the president of Venezuela. We believe this book: Thou shalt not kill; Exodus 20, verse 13. And my Bible says that this is wrong, and I want to challenge you right now to change your ways. Because we as Christians do not need an Osami [sic] Bin Laden leading us.
Al Jazeera's People & Power looks at the current American neo-Nazi movement.
A cute slideshow during the Prop 8 protests.
My favourite: "Jesus had two dads and he turned out fine."
Don't Fuck With This Mexican...
Rodriguez is calling this his "Illegal" trailer. You see, Robert talked Fox into letting him put together a Cinco De Mayo message for ARIZONA - given. Well, the way things are in Arizona at this moment - it is kinda insane that there is a movie that was shot over a year ago waiting to be released that is about - THIS EXACT ISSUE... but if, Danny Trejo and buddies went Revolution Wacko as a result.
Make no bones about it, this is a pure Mexploitation film, but like real exploitation at its height, that shit was pulled straight out of the headlines, even sometimes slightly before the headlines were the headlines.
FYI, FOX News had an article about this, but their YouTube clip got DMCA'ed -- by 20th Century FOX, their parent company:
Who knew Kids in the Hall would be so prophetic?
From the Onion.
This is the best line:
While chronic leukemia was reportedly worried about how its association with the Republican Party would affect its public image, the destructive pathogen was ultimately swayed by language in the final bill that offers small business owners tax incentives to provide health care to their employees.
I'm shocked! Shocked! Well, not that shocked.
Early Wednesday morning, State Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-Calif.) was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. Sources report that Ashburn -- a fierce opponent of gay rights -- was driving drunk after leaving a gay nightclub; when the officer stopped the state-issued vehicle, there was an unidentified man in the passenger seat of the car.
Ashburn has issued an apology for the incident
In answer to the question "What Is the Tea Party Movement About?", FOX News inadvertently learned what people really think.
Whoa. Dude, no you didn't.
This was much more exciting than the actual Bill-O show.
Look at the actual numbers, and you will see two main discrepancies:
[Liberals made up only 14% of the poll.]
[Liberals and moderates voted overwhelmingly against FOX]
Let's be clear: with 61% of Americans (liberals made up 14% of the poll, and moderates made up 47%), Fox News is the least trusted name in news. And they are the least trusted outlet by a decisive margin.
It's the end for the Dems in the U.S. The party is over for those left-leaning losers.
Oh, sure, you may hear someone say that "Democrats are back to a majority in the House, control of the White House, and 59 Senate seats" and "the Democratic Party continues to be more popular than the Republican Party" and "the President's approval rating continues to be over 50 percent," but none of that matters. The Republican Superminority completely controls the legislative process and they have veto authority over the president's appointees.
Man, Limbaugh comes off looking like such a douche.
You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.
Having followed President Obama's suggestion and donated money to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti, I was offended to hear you suggest the President might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims.
Fascinating look at some of Pixar's films. It really explains why The Incredibles reads a little like Ayn Rand's Anthem.
Obviously, as a film studio making what are nominally "family films" in a category that in America is traditionally pitched to children, Pixar's focus on the family should not be a complete shock. However, the imagination factory at Pixar is renowned for its work ethic and coherent creative vision, and the fact that their films consistently tackle anxiety about the family is more than just a quirk of their medium. It's part and parcel of their creative vision. The exceptions to this trend - most notably in the films of Brad Bird and in Wall-E - also remind us that Pixar, though it sometimes resembles an auteur in and of itself, is in fact a collection of artists with unique and separate visions, and not all of their films are going to cohere in some thematically satisfying way.
Oh, yeah, well my mother has 80% support.
Palin is at 70 percent, about a third higher than this past July. Mike Huckabee stands at 63 percent. Mitt Romney's 60.
Notice how the words "Net Neutrality" aren't even mentioned