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At the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2009.
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I have been noticing an odd correlation with the news and Hollywood stories lately, so I did some research.
10/19/87 – Black Monday (Stock Market Crash)
12/11/87 – Wall Street Released in Theatres
9/18/07 – Wall Street 20th Anniversary Edition Released on DVD
10/2007 – Start of Great Recession
8/17/10 – Michael Douglas Announced Cancerous Tumor in Throat (Update: stage 4 with 80% chance of survival…)
9/7/10 – Wall St. Insider Trading Edition Released on DVD
9/24/10 – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps releases in theaters. (Release date has moved from 2/2010, to 4/21/2010, to 9/24/10)
9/??/10 – Stock Market Crash 2010…???
Repo-Men his was by far was the most interesting of my finds.
Repo-Men was originally supposed to come out in 2009. (August deadline anyone?). Apparently it was delayed a ton, even though post-production had started way back in January of 2008.
In July 2009, Universal updated their schedule of movie release dates. Repo-Men was scheduled for the “1st Quarter of 2010.” It was the only movie in the press release mentioned that was not assigned a specific release date.
Later on in the year, Repo-Men got scheduled to release on April 2nd. However, in early February, release was oddly moved up, to March 22nd.
I actually found a review that mentioned this coincidence:
The timing of this movie’s release is eerie. Originally scheduled for April 2, it was instead released March 19, the same weekend that the US Congress scheduled a vote on Health Care Reform. Coincidence? Maybe, but this film could be considered a vision to what could happen if HCR fails (or succeeds, depending on how you want to look at it). No, cities won’t turn into a Blade Runner landscapes, but a corporation does finds a way to make its “customers” live on borrowed time… literally and figuratively… while they profit.
*6/29/10 – 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S. (Remember, one was a hot chick)
7/23/10 – Salt starring Angelina Jolie released at Theaters (Jolie starred as one of multiple Russian spies planted in America, sounds like a familiar huh?).
Yes, very speculative, but look at this: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0702/Russian-spies-Three-remainin…
Here’s some other coincidental dates I found:
3/17/10 – Bombshell Mcghee photos with Sandra Bullock’s Husband
3/23/10 – Blind Side DVD Release
5/21/10 – Bret Michael’s Re-Hospitalized for Stroke
5/23/10 – Michael’s Gives Winning Performance on Season finale of Celebrity Apprentice
8/17/2010 – Police Reports Reveal Brittany Murphy’s Mom Sharing Bed with Simon Monjack, surviving husband of her deceased daughter.
8/24/10 – Release date of Brittany Murphy’s Final film on DVD
I feel like NBC moved Obama closer to the camera to make him look bigger. Gotta love Brian Williams’ first description of the 8/28 Rally as being “anti-government.” Nothing new I guess. Here’s his interview with George Bush in 2006.
So the Left recently had a field day when Bruce Majors, a “largely unknown Tea Party Blogger,” instructed those going to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” to stay out of certain “ghetto” neighborhoods in DC, and listed the addresses of a bunch of lib politicians.
Luckily, Think Progress incredibly managed to profile the guys life, well almost at least. Unfortunately, they left out the part where Majors donated thousands of dollars to the DNC, which the Daily Beast reported:
According to OpenSecrets.org, he’s donated about $15,000 to Democrats since 2000, including a $10,000 donation to the DNC in 2000, a $500 donation to Howard Dean in 2003, and a $1,000 donation to John Kerry in 2004. His only recent contribution to a Republican candidate was $250 in 2002 to retired Rep. Jim Kolbe, then lone openly gay Republican in Congress.
Which would of been good to know. But really, who would ever have thought that a political donation history would be relevant in determining someone’s political leanings? Didn’t need it anyway. After all, if you’ve ever seen a segment of Countdown, then you know that nobody is more credible than a ‘largely unknown blogger,’ hello Ezra Klein.
In matter of fact, the only person more credible than than an irrelevant liberal on MSNBC, is an irrelevant Tea Party blogger. That’s why the irrelevant liberal is merely used as an opinion, while the rhetoric and actions of the irrelevant conservative is exalted as undisputed evidence.
So here’s why I think it’s backwards:
The MSM will never ask questions that could lead to the challenging of their own assumptions. They will never ask, “is conservatism objectively racist,” because the question assumes that an ideology can be racist, which is what they believe about conservatism. Problem is, this opens up the door for the opposition to deny the charge and impose the next logical question, “is progressivism objectively racist?”
Which is an inconvenient debate for the network preaches progress but has no minority commentators, inconvenient for the party that opposed civil rights, and inconvenient for the ideology that has the same social darwinist ideology that gave birth to the Third Reich.
So the MSM will continually distort the truth of intent behind individual actions, because they have to. The more you question others, the less you question yourself. The more you challenge the individual, the less you challenge the collective. The more you challenge emotion, the less you challenge reason.
Still uncertain whether Alan Grayson is dumber than Rick Sanchez, but this video does prove one thing – being the ugly twin doesn’t guarantee intelligence!
Just can’t get enough of this Mosque story. So glad Laura Ingraham can make it the first half hour of her show for three nights straight. What a good talent to have at times like these, when there’s nothing better to talk about. Not like our economy sucks or anything. Not like our President is in Martha’s Vineyard with the international bankers. Not like Wall Street is getting their “Hindenberg Omen” on everyday. Because when you think about it, the only thing that matters life, is a potential Mosque existing two blocks from Ground Zero.
Thanks for looking out Bill O’Reilly Factor.
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Whose looking out for you? What a joke Bill O’Reilly is. No wonder our nation is in the crapper.
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Pressure Point (1962)
An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
The case for Obamacare.
This surprised me. Yes I know Napolitano is a strict Constitutionalist, ideologically most consistent with the Ron Paul Libertarians, many of whom approve of the Wikileaks publication of the classified military documents.
So it’s not ideologically surprising, but still…Napolitano works for Fox News! FNC has never seen a war that they don’t like. Hopefully stuff like this isn’t frowned upon at NewsCorp. I know FNC tolerates opposing views, but Im not sure how tolerant they will be of alternate opinions regarding military matters that come their own.
Seems like the more that the wars make news, the more vibes of irrationality I get from FNC. For instance, just the other night, O’Reilly’s lead off implied that the democrats who voted against the war funding were aligning themselves with the Taliban. Seems a bit irrational to me, a bit Olbermannish if you will. Especially since O’Reilly is someone who generally makes sense, and who continually speaks out against our immense deficit spending.
I know one thing, Judge Napolitano isn’t lying with his “Freedom Watch” label! Decided to DVR his show after watching this. Where do you stand on the Wikileaks stuff? Interesting ideological spit on the issue.
So Oliver Stone recently made headlines with his most recent attempt to put Hitler in context. When I say Hitler, I mean Adolf, not the current President of Iran. While this was offensive to many, in an way it strengthened the conservative assumption regarding the fascist dictators that the American lefties love – that in the end, they’re really all the same. Che, Mao, Stalin, Castro, Lenin, Hitler… all slaughtered millions of people in their quest for dictoral dominance.
Stone was merely bringing Hitler down to a more accessible level, but in doing so, put him on the same level that the Left puts all other genocidal dictators on. Relatively speaking, this is exactly where conservatives have always put Hitler – among all other facist dictators. The only difference is that the conservative philosophy chooses to brand all genocidal maniacs as inherently evil, rather than put each of them them in their “proper context.”
Truth is, Mao lovers like Anita Dunn are really just having their cake and eating it too. After all, if history tells us anything, its that diversity is not the offspring of a facist dictatorship. I mean if you hate Hitler while embracing Mao, what you essentially imply is that killing 6M jews + 20M Russians is far worse than killing 60M asians. This insinuates that asian genocide was somehow justified, while the caucasian deaths were wrong.
Seems a bit Caucasianist to me.
But that’s modern progressivism for ya. After all, the same darwinist philosophy that gave us Mein Kampf is also the philosophy that drives the modern Left. Its a fact, and it’s why you’ll never see Barry take tough questions from conservative outlets like FNC.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PROGRESS POLICE FOR FINALLY EMBRACING CHANGE AND DESEGREGATING THEIR HOMEPAGE, TV.MSNBC.COM. JUST RECENTLY, MSNBC ADDED TOKEN HALL I MEAN TAMRON HALL TO THEIR DIVERSE LINEUP OF FEATURED HOSTS. THIS IS A VICTORY FOR NOT ONLY THOSE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR RACIAL PROGRESS FROM THOSE WHO PREACH IT. THANK YOU TO NEWSBUSTERS, OLBERMANNWATCH, RHETORICAN, RIGHTSCOOP, THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, JESSE JACKSON, JOHN STEWART, AND TO ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS EVER CALLED OUT NBC UNIVERSAL ON THEIR BLATANT HYPOCRISY.
THIS IS ONLY A SMALL STEP IN THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL PROGRESS ON THE LEFT, BUT IT REMAINS A BIG VICTORY FOR US ALL.
A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.