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The Bloody Company Hollywood Keeps

  • Michelle Malkin
  • Michelle Malkin
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    Bleeding-heart liberal Robert Redford is already the subject of early Oscar buzz. His much-hyped new film glamorizing the lives of Weather Underground domestic terrorists, “The Company You Keep,” will be released in the U.S. next week. But peace-loving moviegoers should save their money and take a stand.

    Hollywood’s romanticizing of murderous radicals is an affront to decency. Redford and Company’s rose-colored hagiography of bloodstained killers defiles the memory of all those victimized by leftwing militants on American soil.

    Tinseltown cheerleaders can’t stop gushing about Redford’s paean to gun-toting progressives, of course. Variety called the flick an “unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.” The entertainment daily effused: “There is something undeniably compelling, perhaps even romantic, about America’s ’60s radicals and the compromises they did or didn’t make.” One of the film executives promoting the Weather Underground movie slavered: “This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government.”

    Compelling? Romantic? Real Americans? Patriots? The movie plot centers on a 1970s Michigan bank robbery perpetrated by fictional Weather Underground members Sharon Solarz (portrayed by bigwig Democratic activist Susan Sarandon) and Jim Grant (played by Redford). The group shoots and kills one off-duty police officer working as a bank security guard. Grant goes on the lam and assumes a fake identity; decades later, a reporter launches an investigation into his role in the crime. The movie drums up “unabashedly heartfelt” sympathy for Grant as he works to exonerate himself.

    Moviegoers would be better served by educating themselves about the real-life bank robbery and murder on which the movie is loosely based. In 1981, rich-kid Weathermen ideologues and lovers Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert joined forces with Black Liberation Army thugs and other ragtag commie revolutionaries to hold up an armored Brink’s vehicle in Nyack, N.Y. Their booty: $1.6 million to fund their violent activities. Before taking up her assignment as the getaway vehicle driver, Boudin dropped off her toddler son, Chesa Boudin, at a babysitter’s house.

    Two of the holdup victims gunned down in the botched Brink’s robbery were police officers. One was a private security guard. All three were veterans from working-class backgrounds. Their names: Waverly Brown, Edward O’Grady and Peter Paige.

    Boudin and Gilbert were convicted and sent to prison. Prior to her arrest in Nyack, she had been an 11-year fugitive from justice after an accidental homemade bomb explosion at her New York City townhouse resulted in the death of three people. At the time of her arrest in Nyack, Boudin gave police one of many false identities she had used to evade the law.

    Boudin was paroled in 2003 after convincing parole board members that she acted nobly out of “white guilt” to protest racism against blacks. Never mind that one of the officers killed, Waverly Brown, was black.

    While Redford glorifies his fictional Weather Underground murderers as “patriots,” he ignores the patriotic legacy of the victims of Weather Underground violence. And while Redford lionizes the Weather Underground zealots as compassionate parents, where are his passion and compassion for the children of the Weather Underground victims?

    Brown served in the Air Force after the Korean War and had two grown daughters and a teenage son when he died in the brutal shootout. O’Grady, who served in the Marines and did two tours of duty in Vietnam, left behind a wife and three children — 6, 2 and 6 months old. Paige, a Navy veteran, also left behind a wife and three kids — 19, 16 and 9.

    The sons and daughters of those gunned down by Weather Underground killers have lived in obscurity. Meanwhile, as I first reported more than a decade ago, Chesa Boudin has lived a pampered life surrounded by tenured academics and celebrity friends. His adoptive parents? The infamous pals of Barack Obama, Weathermen organizers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

    Refresher course: Dohrn declared war on “AmeriKKKa,” helped stage the “Days of Rage” in Chicago, when Weathermen blew up a memorial statue to police officers and rioted violently, leaving 75 policemen wounded and one permanently injured in a wheelchair, and then spent years as a fugitive from justice before settling into a comfy post as director of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University.

    Ayers remains in the limelight after celebrating the Weathermen bombing the Pentagon and flitting from campuses to socialist regimes and back preaching education as the “motor force for revolution.”

    Chesa Boudin attended Yale, won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship, shilled for Hugo Chavez, wrote books and keeps a busy speaking schedule. He still stands by the Weathermen’s revolutionary agenda: “My parents were all dedicated to fighting U.S. imperialism around the world. I’m dedicated to the same thing.”

    Cinematically and metaphorically, Redford manufactures the same stance that unrepentant Weather Underground criminals and apologists still hold of themselves today: Not guilty.

    Obama Spends $350M on Sexual Indoctrination Classes

    While the White House says sequestration has eliminated funds for children touring the White House, President Obama has no problem spending $350 million federal tax dollars for sexual indoctrination programs starting in kindergarten for those same children.

    This is not your grandmother’s sex education about how things work and what can go “wrong.” In fact, the exact opposite is the essence of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Obamacare funnels $75 million annually into PREP, which must be used exclusively for Planned Parenthood-style “comprehensive” sex ed programs where no type of sex is wrong and the only sexual behavior PP considers “unsafe” is becoming pregnant.

    More than one-fourth of the funds ‒ $20 million ‒ has been awarded to a coalition of six Planned Parenthood affiliates, operating under the name Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health, to implement HHS’s TOP program across Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska at over 50 sites. In Oregon schools, Planned Parenthood is paying children cash incentives to participate.

    PP is funded with our tax dollars to market sex to our children in our schools under the guise of sex education, anti-bullying, diversity, and tolerance. Once sexualized, those children then become PP sex customers for contraceptives, STD testing, and abortion.

    Liberal War On Christians Continues

    War on Faith?: Alabama Elementary School Bans the Word Easter

    The war on Easter has begun! The principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Alabama has banned the use of the word Easter in the school saying that it infringes on the rights of students.

    Lydia Davenport explained the move, saying, “Kids love the bunny and we just try to make sure that we don’t say the ‘Easter Bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others, because people relate the Easter bunny to religion.”

    Gretchen Carlson asked, “Have we just gotten so deep into this political correctness that now we just can’t take the religion as it is, celebrate it, and move on?!”

    Steve Doocy cracked, “I feel sorry for those kids though because they can’t say the E-word. Well, what if the teacher wants to talk about that big storm that’s moving up? You know … the Nor’ ——?”

    The Sequester from the Party of Treason.

  • Posted by Judson Phillips on March 24, 2013 at 2:20pm in Tea Party Nation Forum

    Calling the Democrats the Party of Treason is a pretty good idea.  Seriously can anyone remember the last time they did something that was actually a benefit to America and to real Americans?

    Now that Obama’s sequester has kicked in, the White House is closed for tours, the military is being gutted and air traffic control towers are being closed.

    So you would think we are totally out of money, right?

    Wrong!

    From Ynetnews.com:

    The United States has quietly unblocked almost $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, which had been frozen by Congress for months, a top US official said Friday.

    The news that the funds had finally been freed up came after US President Barack Obama met top Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a landmark visit to Israel and the West Bank earlier this week.

    “To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money… and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

    The Obama administration also notified Congress in late February that it was seeking a further $200 million to fund US Agency for International Development (USAID) programs for the Palestinians, she said.

    The first sum comprises some $195.7 million, allocated under the 2012 fiscal year budget for USAID economic, development and humanitarian assistance, as well as a further $100 million earmarked specifically for narcotics control.

    The second sum of $200 million unblocked and available to the Palestinian Authority will come under the 2013 budget and be spent for direct budget support.

    The Palestinian Authority is facing its worst economic crisis in years, in part because of a failure by donors to deliver pledged funds. But its finances were plunged further into chaos after president Mahmud Abbas won upgraded UN observer status at the UN General Assembly in late November.

    Isn’t that special.  We have a lot of things in America that our tax dollars and those dollars borrowed from China could be used for and what does Obama want to do with them?  Give them to a nation that hates America!

    That is Obama logic.

    $500 million would keep air traffic control centers open.  That is about a quarter of what is needed to refuel the nuclear carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.  The USS Abraham Lincoln is just sitting in port in Virginia, little more than a 100,000 ton paper weight because budget cuts have made it impossible to refuel the carriers’ nuclear reactor.

    Which is worse?  The Obama Regime’s reckless spending of our money or the silence from the Republican Party?

  • I no longer like Bill Clinton

  • Posted by David Lawrence on March 22, 2013 at 9:31am

    David Lawrence

    I no longer like Bill Clinton

    I contributed thousands of dollars to Bill Clinton back when he was running for office.  I was even invited to his second inauguration in Washington.

    When he was impeached I felt that the Republicans were picking on him.  Who cared that he had oral sex in the Oval Office?

    What business was it of anyone else’s?

    That was before I lost my business and went to jail for tax evasion.  That was before I crashed into the wall of morality, realized the power of reform and learned to respect my punishment. It’s ironic that living with criminal people makes you realize the sickness of immorality.

    It wasn’t until I got to jail that I understood that values were all that kept us from being beasts or getting locked up.  Sexual morality did matter.  I watched criminals reading porno magazines and it made me sick. Living with farting and burping men makes you fall in love with women. 

    I did not experience a religious conversion.  I was a Jew but I was not religious.  I experienced a moral conversion, an appreciation of what was right and wrong instinctively rather than in a religious context.

    I realized that Clinton’s being the leader of the strongest country in the world required respect for one’s position.  Engaging in sex in the White House and cigar foreplay was an insult to the country, Clinton’s wife and to Monica herself.  It embarrassed us throughout the world and made us seem weak and without values or principles.

    If Clinton had any class he would have resigned from the Presidency.  He would have said, “I have violated the rules of marriage and leadership.  I do not deserve to be President.  I do not belong.”

    And yet the old reprobate still hangs around politics, loved by his immature followers and jockeying for the presidency for his cuckolded wife. He is now promoting gay marriage even though he has no respect for any sex and is using gays as a pretense for his purported open-mindedness.

    Maybe his cheating with an intern does not affect his ability to make executive decisions.  But it does affect the constellation of views that circle around him and weaken him as a leader.  He embarrasses us.  He should get out of the limelight and swim in a remote Maine nudist camp where he can pretend that his perversions are just love of fresh air.

  • New Pope, Same Liberal Media

    New Pope, Same Liberal Media

    Pope Francis, the first Pope of that royal name, was elected by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013.

    Francis is the first pope of the Americas, a region that nobody believed (but many hoped) a pope would come from.

    Like Benedict XVI, however, Francis is faced with a challenge – the liberal media.

    Recall that when Pope Benedict XVI was elected, the Mainstream Media 1.0 hated him. He was not only very conservative but very educated, serving an academic position and acting as a ghostwriter for Pope John Paul II during his later years. Benedict XVI was very conservative during his papacy, most notably with his executive order allowing churches to vote to offer the Tridentine Rite (Latin Mass), though he tended to be liberal at times.

    The liberal Mainstream Media did everything they could to dig up scandals on Benedict XVI, frequently including a call for him to resign with every article published (as well as consistent attempts to push him into allowing abortion, euthanasia, female priesthood, and gay marriage and adoption).

    When Benedict XVI did resign, the Mainstream Media started pulling the same tricks on Francis I. Francis has already stated his opposition to gay families and abortion. Digging up a military scandal, and having Michael Moore release a fake photo of a non-Francis giving Communion to an Argentinian dictator, accompanies pushing the liberal agenda with regard to abortion, gay marriage, female priesthood, etc.

    There is no reason for the Mainstream Media to do this. Catholics are not required by their faith to agree with the pope 100% on everything, nor is anyone forced to be Catholic. One can change their religion anytime, or start their own church, as the Society of St. Pius X did in their opposition to Vatican II and the New Mass.

    Sometimes the Mainstream Media 1.0 and the liberal agenda it pushes is very obvious. This has consistently been the case with its constant attempt to bully the Catholic Church into approving abortion and other liberal causes. This happened during the reign of Benedict XVI, and will continue to happen under Francis I.

    As is our right under a secular democratic republic, we are free to believe what we choose to believe. If you disagree with someone else’s beliefs, feel free to tell them yours, but don’t bully or judge them. Intimidation is never the answer.

    Our Country Run By Idiots!

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

     
    If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of
    dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute”, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested homes… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

    ‘Atheist liberals just love to play God’

    In today’s issue: A caller prompted Dr. Savage to note that godless progressives love to “play God” themselves, in their need to control every aspect of people’s lives, right down to how much soda they can, and should, consume.


    “The less connected people are to God, the more they want to be like God,” said Savage, adding:

      Look at Hugo Chavez, the dictator who just died.
      Why are lowlifes like Sean Penn attracted to dictators?
      Because they themselves have no belief in God and believe themselves to be demo-gods.
      That’s why they’re drawn to the even bigger demigod.
      Do I personally know if God exists? Let’s put it this way: I have my doubts.
      The older I get, the more doubts I have, when I see babies killed and I see evil thriving.
      But I’ll never forget a conversation I had about God with a stranger.
      I was in North Beach in San Francisco in the mid-1970s. He was a hobo — not a homeless bum, as they are today. In other words, he was a vagabond, with long white hair.
      I asked him if he believed in God, and he looked at me with unblinking blue eyes like I was crazy for asking such a question, and he replied: “Who do you think created me?”

    Nancy Pelosi wants you to pay a $10.10 minimum wage. Herself, not so much.

  • Posted by Jack Kemp on March 8, 2013 at 4:43pm

    Jack E. Kemp

    The Washington Times now reports that “Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that recent Wall Street gains mean one sure thing: The minimum wage should be hike to $10.10 per hour.”

    Well, that sounds generous of Nancy Pelosi.  But some of our readers may recall a 2006 piece at American Thinker which stated:

    As Peter Schweizer notes in his best-selling expose of liberal hypocrisy, “Do As I Say (Not As I Do),” part of the fortune of this defender of the working man is a Napa Valley vineyard worth $25 million that she owns with her husband. The vineyard produces expensive grapes for high-end wines. Napa grapes bring up to $4,000 a ton compared with $300 a ton for, say, San Joaquin grapes.

    But Pelosi, winner of the 2003 Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers, hires only nonunion workers and sells these grapes to nonunion wineries. …

    Which makes Pelosi’s steadfast opposition to any attempts to enhance border security and stem the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. all the more interesting since she seems to be among those rich employers who financially benefit from a steady supply of cheap foreign labor. …

    The source book, Do As I Say (Not As I Do), also has this quote on pages 150-151:

    The Pelosis own a large stake in an exclusive, fifty-room hotel and resort in Napa, California. Auberge du Soleil features a world-class French restaurant, a luxury spa, and beautiful rooms with cottages, all in the ambience of Provence…The hotel resort has more than fifty rooms and boasts more than 250 employees – but it is a strictly nonunion shop. The dishwashers, maid staff, busboys, and bellboys (many of them Hispanic immigrants) might be targeted in membership drives by HERE (note: an AFL-CIO union), but at Auberge they will have to face management alone.

    [snip]

    … the Pelosis are also partners in a restaurant chain called Piatti. … The chain boasts sixteen restaurants in five states and has more than nine hundred employees. … But work there … and you can’t get a union card. As with Auberge du Soleil, at Piatti the Pelosis’ commitment to organized labor ends at the front door.

    Author Peter Schweizer also emphasizes that because many of the Pelosis’ workers are immigrants, they are the most likely to have lower wages.  The book did not specify whether these employees included illegal aliens; however, there is a possibility of that.  Ironically, Schweizer also points out that none of the unions Nancy Pelosi supports would hold a conference at her hotel because of the non-union labor.

    It appears that Ms. Pelosi could easily be paying less than the legal minimum wage to workers who have, shall we say, problems with either documenting their status or understanding labor laws written in English or even another language.  Thus, Pelosi possibly could not be impacted by a rise in the minimum wage the way McDonald’s — or McDonald’s employees — would be.  By the way, a hamburger with “pomme frites” (French fries) at The Bistro Bar at Pelosi’s Auberge du Soleil hotel is $19.

    It also appears that Nancy Pelosi feels (notice I didn’t say “thinks”) that expenses added to employers by ObamaCare, impacting both hiring and firing, make for a mere trifle that can be easily absorbed with no problem — no problem for her, that is.

    Well, Al Gore can drop by her hotel with his huge check from Qatar, and they can share a glass of wine from her vineyard and sing “Look for the Union Label,” as Al said his mother used to sing to him (at age 27).  They can both then look for the union label — but they won’t find it.

  • Rand Paul Confirms There Is Always Hope

  • Posted by Lloyd Marcus on March 10, 2013 at 7:42am

    Courageous Tea Party Senator Rand Paul confirmed my statement that no one can foresee the future well enough to be totally fatalistic. Since the presidential election, discouraged patriots have been saying we have lost the country. Obama holds all the cards. All hope of restoring our country back to the vision of our Founding Fathers is gone. Game over.

    As a Christian, I have encouraged patriots to keep the faith, stay on the battle field defending what is right. Situations can turn on a dime. Who could have foreseen that Rand Paul would challenge Goliath and win? Senator Rand Paul’s successful Filibuster resulting in the White House backing down from their unconstitutional claim that Obama has a right to kill Americans without due process is huge.

    I wonder if this latest Obama Administration attack on the Constitution (wanting the right to kill Americans on American soil without a trial) was their jump-the-shark-moment? This extremely scary attempt by the Administration really exposes Obama’s Imperial President mindset and arrogance. 

    And quite frankly, why shouldn’t Obama feel emboldened to do whatever he pleases including deciding who lives and who dies? Low info voters have sent Obama the message that as long as he keeps his vow to take care of them and punish the rich, they do not care about losing freedom or him shredding the Constitution. Along with the mainstream media firmly in his back pocket, it is understandable that Obama would think himself invincible – a supreme dictator – a king.

    By attempting to secure unprecedented unconstitutional authority to kill Americans at will, Obama may have pushed the envelope a bit too far in the minds of the American people.

    Also, I have noticed that a few in the mainstream media are criticizing Obama for closing down the White House tours to hype his bogus pain of sequestration.

    And here is another breath of fresh air confirming that the country has not gone totally reprobate. The Bible miniseries is enjoying huge numbers, even beating the zombies.

    So, to all you hopeless gloom and doomers in the Tea Party, stop it! There is always hope. You do not know what is going to happen tomorrow.

    So you gotta hang on til tomorrow, come what may. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You’re always a day a-wayyyyyyyyy!!!”

    Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
    Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
    LloydMarcus.com

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