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Leave Thelma & Louise Alone
Atlantic, by Garance Franke-Ruta

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/29/2012 5:43:27 AM

How´s this for cultural amnesia: Politico´s Jonathan Allen wrote this morning of fiscal cliff negotiations: "If they go over the cliff, they´ll do it together. But it won´t be some happy Thelma-and-Louise-style climax." Happy? Has anyone actually watched Thelma & Louise lately? The 1991 movie is about two women who go on the lam after one saves the other from an attempted rape by shooting the attacker. Convinced the police won´t believe them, they set out to drive to Mexico. But they don´t make it, and the film ends with the two driving off the edge of a cliff

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/29/2012 6:46:36 AM     (No. 9088306)

This is the trouble with our partially educated low-information electorate. They may know the allusion but they don´t know what it really means.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/29/2012 7:11:39 AM     (No. 9088329)

Thelma and Louise were holding hands as they flew into space.

The government and the obamanation will have their hands around our throats.

Keep your powder dry. Our liberties are at stake!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: disasterman, 12/29/2012 7:15:08 AM     (No. 9088332)

Susan Sarandumb driving off a cliff IS a happy ending.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/29/2012 7:17:14 AM     (No. 9088335)

My low educated students are not at all conversant with a lot of things I thought they would know. They´ve never even heard of Alfred Hitchcock for instance. If I quote Shakespeare or Dickens they look puzzled. Their vocabularies are cramped and small. And the scary part is that they are all teacher education students.

God help their students.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 12/29/2012 7:20:29 AM     (No. 9088341)

FTA: The 1991 movie is about two women who go on the lam after one saves the other from an attempted rape by shooting the attacker.

CORRECTION: Susan Sarandon did save Geena Davis from rape, but not by shooting the attacker. She stopped him with the threat of shooting him. As they were leaving, the attacker mouthed off and then SS shot him, which was unnecessary at that point. I never understood why feminists loved that movie because it portrayed two women making the most idiotic and dangerous decisions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/29/2012 7:23:05 AM     (No. 9088343)

Right #1: Even after four years, the Obama electorate and the LSM couldn´t get past the image he projected of himself, no matter how absurd or damaging it was--make that IS--to America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/29/2012 7:25:52 AM     (No. 9088346)

Yup, and had that shot been fired to stop the rape, it would have been justifiable homicide. However, once the threat of rape had passed, the shooting then became a homicide.

There´s nothing ´unfair´ there to get all ´enraged´ about. Male or female, young or old, Texas or Oklahoma, (semi-automatic or revolver), it was a bad shoot.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/29/2012 9:02:25 AM     (No. 9088456)

There´s too much violets on TV.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/29/2012 9:16:39 AM     (No. 9088480)

Of course the low information Left (and this young Leftist writer at the increasingly banal Atlantic) assume that 100% of the women in this country support T. and L. justice. That´s the kind of unreal world the disturbed Left lives in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 12/29/2012 5:52:01 PM     (No. 9089108)

What is a Garance Franke-Ruta???

Can I buy it at Williams-Sonoma?

Anyone?

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