Conservative movie lovers didn´t suffer any serious Red State taunts during the just-wrapped Academy Awards telecast. Michael Moore wasn´t on hand to bash the GOP, and show host Seth MacFarlane trained his immature wit on George Clooney, breast-baring actresses and the show´s ridiculous length. And then it came time to announce the Best Picture winner, and Jack Nicholson stepped on stage to do the honors. Only Nicholson, and the show´s organizers, had something else in mind. Enter Michelle Obama. (snip) It was an unprecedented cultural power grab by the Obamas, almost daring conservative viewers to adore her as much as progressives
Comments: The arrogance and in-your-face attitude of this W.H. makes me more and more impatient for the "fall" that cometh (after the pride).
Even my wife, who is a liberal Democrat, wondered what was the point of Michelle´s little speech.
This not only points up how tone deaf the Obamas are, but how tone deaf Hollywood moguls like Harvey Weinstein are. Even non-committed voters are sick of it after being bombarded with political ads last year.
Overall, the telecast wasn´t the best or the worst of recent years...Evita Obama´s appearance was definitely a sour note.
As much as I detest MO & BO, I´ll have to allow that at least someone had some sense to just do a live video feed for MO instead of having her do the ten hour round trip for a five minute appearance. On the other hand, perhaps there was simply too much infighting over which post-Oscar party would be graced with MO´s attendance.
We haven´t watched in years, but I did read her oh, so inspiring remarks s/o - "These lessons apply to all of us no matter who we are, or what we look like, or where we come from, or who we love, but they are especially important for our young people."
Notice the "who we love" and the rest of it is taken word-for-word from a recent zippy speech; a shout out to their gay/lesb/cross-dressing friends/selves.
It seems that indoctrinating people is top on their list. It´s disgusting.
My family take an entirely different approach to watching this spectacle. We laugh at the hideous outfits these designers spend to promote their costumes on actresses and actors that have no business wearing (e.g boobs in the wrong place, bulges grossing out, panty lines extraordinaire, or no panties with saggy but.) We died laughing at the chic that fell - idiot, why did she not have an escort wearing a train t the length of the Titanic, Nicholson was so bombed he forgot where he was and could have been impersonating Ted Kennedy at a DNC post-convention party, and the plastic surgeries that should have MDs imprisoned, etc.
The show is worth watching for its excessive lameness. Idiots on parade who make utter fools of themselves on live TV. And the headline is hysterical.
My biggest complaint about it is they would NEVER allow a conservative to do the same. We get to be insulted - not applauded and honored. I happen to love movies and always watch the Oscars. This was a major turnoff to me.
I don´t go to the movies nor do I watch the Oscars. There was a Duck Dynasty marathon on and I watched episodes I had seen at least three times already.It was great. So I was just wondering: How much did that dress cost us? And why didn´t they show us what her big butt looks like in it?
Does anyone remember "Zelig" by Woody Allen? (I know, but bear with me) It was about a guy who becomes a celebrity by inserting himself in all sorts of situations and meets famous people. The Obamas have become this kind of celebrity: we (the left we) project whatever we want onto them. "Being There" with Peter Sellers is similar. Notice I only reference "old" movies. There´s a reason for that. The new ones don´t bear watching.
That being said, I went to see an Alan Jackson concert last night. He even mentioned prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance! Now THAT´s entertainment!
I didn´t watch (never do), but the clip I saw of Mooch on the news this morning makes me wonder about her "hair": Her bangs are different, again. How many wigs does she own, or did she put it on crooked?
Is there no place we are safe from these hideous marxists?
I have come to abhor lefties, progressives, liberals, DemocRATS, whatever name they disguise themselves with...They are so childish, immature, ignorant, and compulsive liars who obsess on such small-minded, close-minded topics. Hollywood, the ass-press, the network news liars, the daily drumbeat of talk show fascists from sun-up until well past midnight, the local news liars, the newspapers who lie constantly like in New York, Washington, Chicago, SanFrancisco, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Boston, etc. etc......and now the stupid internet sites that spew garbage every day, lies foisted by the likes of Yahoo, Comcast, Google, et al....not to mention the HuffPo and other political website liars. And dont get me started on Barry Soetoro and the Mooch and their gang of corrupt, fraudulent, paid liars! Enough of them all! Eyuk.
That said, I LOVE this salon, thanks to the entire Goldberg brigade led by that darling Lucianne! Bravo! And thank you for this much-needed respite in this mad bizarro world we have been subject to.I´d post a SMILE if I knew how!
At first, I thought it was a tribute to "Star Wars" when the camera opened on Chewbacca, but then I realized it was only the Grifter-in-Chief trying to be relevant and get people to look at her. Seriously, this is now just like bread & circuses from ancient Rome. Keep the populace occupied by looking over there where games are going on --- instead of looking at the country´s miserable finances.
Imagine if Laura Bush had stooped to being the presenter of the CMA award for best song and did it by satellite from the White House. The screams of pandering, defiling the dignity of the office of POTUS, cheapening the people´s White House, etc. would be unending. (I might like that thought enough to entertain it but it really is not proper!)Yes, we know, the White House isn´t "sacred" ground but it shouldn´t be sold cheap either --- and used to cash in on a commercial enterprise.
Sounds like the, ´´mouse at the bottom of the popCORN,´´ description was perfect. Everyone envolved with last night´s debachle has again participated in dishonoring the USA and that for which it stands. The PC travelers in hollyweird/Boomtown continue to disgrace themselves as they try at every opportunity to lampoon their own country. mmm mmm mmm
Instead, movie fans might have enjoyed the cute movie on INSP last night. We certainly did.
Reminds me of the time when I was watching the world series around 1980 when Pres. Carter joined the winning World Series Team in their locker room for the celebrations, it was very awkward and un-classy. A real President would never do that.
Kind of weird MO announcing an award thatends up being about CIA being rescured when Benghazi was about the rescuers of the CIA being murdered. Is this another of obama´s insulting gestures, like giving the finger to M´Cane and Hill *where only the audience could see it) Also anyone think that Jane Fonda is going to be named UN Ambassador?
It´s so mundane to compare Michelle and Hillary to Evita. Try Lucrezia Borgia instead -- a little poison here and a lot there. However the minions voted for Argo instead of the Michell tried to force Silver linings and that cost the man 500k for nothing.( reminds one of the summer Olympics) Such a betrayal could be considered hot dam that´s a great put down. Argo was not a pro Democrat movie and no huzzas for Islam.
Rush had a good point on his program today. He pointed out how ironic it was that Moochie handed out the winner, ARGO, a movie about freeing hostages, and Oblammo did nothing except get his ambassador killed along with 3 others!!
So glad I never watch the Oscars. Any time now a democrat will propose a bill to confer a royal title (faux, of course) on the Obama´s. Our country´s lofo voters and sycophant media are salivating at the prospect of bowing before them in adoration. People are wired to worship; if it´s not God then it´s leftist ideology and man; as in global warming, celebrities, sports icons, or our leftist president.
Cory Booker must have been unavailable. Josh Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said in a tweet on Friday that he saved four people after a car accident and included a photo of himself standing next to what appeared to be an overturned vehicle inside a house. "Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful.", the tweet read. Romney, who lives in Utah, told NBC News he was driving his family home from Thanksgiving dinner when the car sped by, went
We have a deal. After years of false starts, mutual recriminations and steadily escalating pressure, Iran has finally agreed to accept real limits on its nuclear program. In his statement Saturday night announcing the agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama called it an "important first step" and declared that diplomacy had "opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure." (snip) But we’re still a very long way from Tipperary on this one. And we should be careful about putting on the party hats and breaking out the champagne—at least for now, anyway. And here are five reasons why.
Nov. 22 falls on the Friday before Thanksgiving this year, just as it did 50 years ago. And that extraordinary day in 1963 began on the Hill in ways that would seem familiar to the congressional denizens of today. (Snip) As was the custom, then as now, the chore of acting as presiding officer had been parceled out to several of the freshmen with the lunchtime slot assigned to the youngest in the class, 31-year-old Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. He was in the chair when his brother was killed. And from that instant, the scene at the Capitol unfolded
Before President Obama was elected, the United States was known as one nation under God — but the Obama Administration seems to think otherwise. Organizing For America published an email Sunday suggesting the greatest nation on the face of the Earth owes its allegiance to another deity. David Axelrod write that “we’ve made serious progress as a nation under President Obama.” You can read his edict in its entirety below. No wonder the Democratic National Committee voted to remove the Almighty from their party in 2012. They only have room for one God.
Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama.
The continuing attention devoted to the blunders, incompetence, and lies surrounding the Obamacare rollout is much deserved. But we shouldn’t forget that the President’s health-care monstrosity is merely the latest and biggest of scores of government entitlement programs suffering from the same flawed progressive assumption––that government “experts” armed with coercive power alone can solve problems better left to the states, civil society, and the free market. In reality, such programs relentlessly metastasize, increasing as well fraud, waste, abuse, and costs. One such program is SNAP, the kinder and gentler name for what we used to call food stamps. Apparently the
While Barack Obama’s grotesque lie, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it!” haunts millions of Americans who are learning first-hand that the exact opposite is true, The One, in concert with corrupt RINOS and Democrats (whom are automatically understood to be universally corrupt), is counting on another WHOPPER to codify his amnesty nightmare into federal law. With respect to amnesty, the equivalent Obama lie is, “Once we pass reform (AKA, Amnesty), we will secure the borders!) Translated: If you like American sovereignty, language, and culture you CAN KEEP IT——if you pass amnesty!
I suppose liberal politicians have to operate by the philosophy that if you want to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs. But 15.8 million of them? That´s a lot of broken eggs - even through the White House spin masters don´t want you to look at it that way. During the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Americans have been notified that they are being dropped from the health insurance coverages they have now. Some may remember President Barack Obama´s promises, made over and over again, that if you like the insurance you have, Obamacare
Cairo, Egypt--Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s trial begins on Monday November 4th, (Valentine’s day in Egypt), and intel rumors are rife that the trial will prove President Barack Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi’s agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason. (Snip) These are the facts Muwafi will present to the trial: The Muslim Brotherhood was linked directly with the CIA—before the massive Peoples’ Revolution of January 25th—and the Barack Obama Administration kept inciting the
President Barack Obama personally authorised the phone tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile because he wanted to ´know everything´ about the world’s most powerful woman, it was claimed on Sunday. (Snip) ‘Obama did not stop the action at that time but allowed it to continue,’ said an intelligence official familiar with the NSA operation against Merkel image on Sunday. ´Obama did not stop the action but rather furthered it,´ said the Bild informant. ´The reason for the action?´ said Bild. ´Obama wanted to know exactly who this woman was.´ German handling of the eurozone crisis and its refusal to get involved
US President Barack Obama was scheduled to visit the Church of Our Lady cathedral in Dresden during a June 2009 whistle-stop visit to Germany. (Snip) On this day, at the latest, it must have dawned on diplomats that this US president was different from his predecessors. He was someone who did not attach value to diplomatic niceties nor to the sensitivities of his close friends, which he already had proven as a presidential candidate. At that time he put Chancellor Merkel in an awkward position by wanting to make a campaign speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate. This site
While Washington, and the press, have been in an uproar over the government shutdown and the debt-limit negotiations, the debt itself has continued to climb. (Snip) The big lesson of the shutdown is that -- in a time when so-called "draconian cuts" usually refer to mere decreases in the rate of growth of spending on programs -- America was able to do without all the "non-essential" government workers just fine. (The same AP poll cited above says that 80% have felt no impact from the shutdown; a majority also oppose increasing the debt limit.) Turns out that most of those
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
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Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
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How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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Many people could die as extreme weather becomes common. There will be more freak winds like the October storm, which killed four people. Heatwaves will be lethal and the sea level will rise, leaving coastal towns at risk of being swamped by storm surges. Sir Brian Heap, president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, said he felt “obliged” to issue the warning after a new study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It comes on the back of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, which has killed more than 5,000 people. Sir Brian said: “Given the tragic events this
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
Call me Grinch, call me Scrooge. Call me Lord Voldemort of the Yuletide. None could be worse than sending me a holiday card with glossy photographs of your lovely, smiling family. My wife, Emily, and I place your cards like trophies on our shelves, continuing an old-school practice that began about 175 years ago as a way of maintaining relationships as families and friends moved far and wide. Today’s cards may appear more personalized — with photos of spouses, kids and pets, and distribution lists much smaller than a sprawling collection of Facebook friends. But when I flip over the photo