Post New Article

Ridiculous trigger warning for
‘Blazing Saddles’ shows how
far culture has gone off rails

Original Article

Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/15/2020 4:41:53 AM

Say, kids, did you know “Blazing Saddles” is “an overt and audacious spoof on classic Westerns”? Well, now you do, thanks to the trigger warning that has just been slapped on the movie by HBO Max, which hired University of Chicago professor Jacqueline Stewart to set things up for anyone who might be clicking on the Mel Brooks comedy thinking they’re in for Swedish drama about the lingonberry harvest. Stewart informs us that the movie features “racist language and attitudes” but “Those attitudes are espoused by characters who are explicitly portrayed here as narrow-minded, ignorant bigots.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver 8/15/2020 5:20:09 AM (No. 510486)
Dr. Stewart is also the first Black (per the AP Stylebook) host on Turner Classic Movies. She was 4 when Blazing Saddles was released. Does she also patiently explain the meaning of the scene that ends with the following dialogue: "How 'bout some more beans, Mr. Taggart?" (waving his hat around in a vain attempt to clear the air) "I'd say you boys have had ENOUGH!"
13 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/15/2020 6:14:43 AM (No. 510506)
That is why I buy DVDs. I want to enjoy my movies without wokesplaning. I love Mel Brooks and I love this movie.
23 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: coyote 8/15/2020 6:57:03 AM (No. 510528)
Another example of what I call Rorschach racism.
18 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 8/15/2020 6:59:10 AM (No. 510531)
They are going to have a ball with the reruns of "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son."
24 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Lazyman 8/15/2020 6:59:27 AM (No. 510532)
New trigger warning for the Wizard of Oz: A woman travels to a new land and kills the first person she sees. She then enlists three others to kill again. Movie could cause PTSD in small children.
29 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: clayusmcret 8/15/2020 7:00:09 AM (No. 510533)
"Caution! This movie contains actual comedy. Butthurtness may arise."
28 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: DW626 8/15/2020 7:33:48 AM (No. 510546)
Add "The Jeffersons" to your list #4. Then again maybe it’s fine to insult white folks. #5 not only did she kill the first person she saw she stole her shoes. As for me I’m glad I have the dvd copy before it’s banned like "Song of the South".
17 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog 8/15/2020 8:11:40 AM (No. 510581)
Kind of a side-note: My mother took me and a couple friends to see Blazing Saddles when it came out. She was laughing so hard I thought she was going to cough up a lung.
16 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/15/2020 8:19:20 AM (No. 510584)
Never mind that shit, here comes Mongo!
17 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 8/15/2020 9:07:30 AM (No. 510621)
I took Mrs C to that movie in a theater when we were dating. You have to remember the times when it was made, but it appeared they were doing everything they could to PO whitey, and daring someone to say something about it. We got enough of that at school and on TV. Its the only movie we ever walked out on.
2 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck 8/15/2020 9:16:35 AM (No. 510632)
My rule is that it is impossible for a liberal to make a "comedy". Blazing Saddles was not funny and same for Young Frankenstein. Not funny.
3 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Yepper 8/15/2020 9:25:48 AM (No. 510648)
Where are the white women!? :)
10 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Kate318 8/15/2020 9:35:59 AM (No. 510660)
Liberal, female, college professors seem to be one of the worst strainS of the left. They have all the hallmark traits of a radical socialist, combined with the nastiest of female traits. It’s a bad combination, and does enormous damage in all areas of the culture.
9 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/15/2020 10:05:25 AM (No. 510704)
#11, there was some sort of poll on 'the funniest movie ever' and I think Blazing Saddles was ranked #1. History of the World was on that list, as well as Young Frankenstein. The funniest scene in Blazing Saddles, in my opinion, was when Alex Karras punched the horse.
13 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: JimJr 8/15/2020 10:09:34 AM (No. 510713)
I suppose that these folks are do "woke" that the movie is a lampoon of racists and racists attitudes. I imagine that Mel Brooks is none too happy. Richard Pryor, who co-wrote the screen play is, unfortunately, unavailable for comment.
8 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 8/15/2020 10:53:38 AM (No. 510770)
Someone should send HBO Max a Candygram!
6 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/15/2020 10:59:54 AM (No. 510782)
Leftists will never understand Mel Brooks movies or even the concept of humor. Mel skewered everybody, from himself on down. Everybody got nailed in a Mel Brooks movie, and that is part of the fun. Oh yeah, another concept the Left doesn't comprehend either.
10 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 8/15/2020 11:19:15 AM (No. 510805)
"Nobody move or the.......dies!" Cleavon Little could say it, but nobody can type it today without the autocensor cutting in and blocking you.
9 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/15/2020 11:47:37 AM (No. 510849)
I propose a test. If you watch Blazing Saddles and laugh, find it amusing, or bust a gut, you get to stay in America. If you find it offensive, are triggered, or need a safe space, OUT YOU GO!!
13 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: sherlock1 8/15/2020 1:36:51 PM (No. 510979)
But the best line in Young Frankenstein was Marty Feldman's. "What hump?" Imagine the differently-abled shitstorm that would cause today!
4 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/15/2020 8:17:59 PM (No. 511285)
This little bus is chock-full of dumbasses. The fun behind viewing a movie like Blazing Saddles is finding out for yourself without some freaky teacher pointing it out to you. Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
2 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen55 8/15/2020 10:48:23 PM (No. 511332)
Mel Brooks when it was good to be king.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Pluperfect"
Biden retirement proposal
would upend traditional 401(k) plans
11 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/25/2020 4:49:42 AM Post Reply
A little-noticed feature of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s tax plan would flip the incentive structure of a retirement system grounded for nearly a century on the tax deductibility of saving. The former vice president’s "drastic" proposal, in the words of one industry lobbyist, would upend existing tax preferences for retirement saving in 401(k)-style plans. The Investment Company Institute, which represents mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other investment vehicles in the U.S. and abroad, has already promised opposition. Under current law, workers contribute pretax dollars and thereby reduce their annual taxable income, but they pay full freight when funds are eventually withdrawn in retirement.
Against All Odds, the First Night of the
Republican National Convention Is… Good?
6 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/25/2020 4:44:45 AM Post Reply
The first night of the Republican convention was . . . go figure, pretty good! Who would have been surprised if this whole thing had turned into a mess? The Republicans had already changed venues twice, the limitations of holding a big event during a contagious pandemic are considerable, the GOP can’t count on many Hollywood celebrities or musical numbers, the polling looks grim, and last week’s Democratic convention had generally gotten good reviews. But the Mellon Auditorium made a suitably dramatic and stately backdrop. One potential flaw in the programming schedule is a bunch of good speakers were kept early in the evening.
Steve Bannon can't use deep-state conspiracy
defense to get out of fraud indictment
4 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/25/2020 4:35:46 AM Post Reply
“This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall.” That was the only response noted from former White House strategist Steve Bannon after his indictment for fraud in New York last week. Facing up to 20 years in prison, it was perhaps the most ambitious political spin from a man whose creativity was matched only by his audacity. If Mr. Bannon is hoping to convert his signature deep-state conspiracy into a criminal defense, however, he will face perhaps his most formidable opponent yet: himself. In a recent book, “Deep State: Trump, the FBI and the Rule of Law” by James B. Stewart, Mr. Bannon is quoted as saying
Police Shooting In Wisconsin 5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/25/2020 4:26:24 AM Post Reply
The state of Wisconsin has been roiled by an incident yesterday that culminated in the shooting of a man named Jacob Blake by Kenosha police officers. The events leading up to the shooting are unclear, but this video shows some of what happened:(Snip for video) Apparently there was some kind of domestic disturbance that resulted in police being called. As the video begins you can’t see Blake, but several officers are standing next to a parked car. Blake either stands up from lying on the ground or–I think–gets out of the vehicle. Two officers have their guns drawn, but we don’t know why. Blake walks around the car
History Keeps Proving John Kerry Wrong 4 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/25/2020 4:22:24 AM Post Reply
It took approximately 20 seconds for former Secretary of State John Kerry to drop the first flagrant lie in his Democratic National Convention speech on Tuesday, when he claimed that the Obama administration's so-called Iran deal had "eliminated the threat of an Iran with a nuclear weapon." It didn't get any better from there. Kerry knows well that sunset provisions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action provided Iran's government with a pathway to building nuclear weapons in a few years. He knows well that Israel uncovered a giant cache of documents with instructions on how to jumpstart a program to build a nuclear arsenal,
Now Democrats Are Stuck With Biden 28 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:51:27 AM Post Reply
Contrary to much speculation on the right, Democrats stuck with the fast-failing, feeble Joe Biden through their hilariously inept convention – Stop! Hey! What’s that sound! Look at this LP of my grandpa’s that I found! – and they are now well and truly stuck with him. Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit did not stagger in, waving her half-empty bottle of screw-top Trader Joe’s Chardonnay, and putsch him out of the way. Michelle stayed put in her seaside villa from which she chides us for, among other things, not taking the global warming hoax’s rising ocean threat seriously. And Kamala failed to get that box of “special” chocolates
Contact tracing app at Michigan college
is a surveillance-state nightmare
17 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:44:57 AM Post Reply
Make way for the U.S.S.A. — the United Surveillance States of America. And it’s all due to COVID-19. A contact tracing app that administrators at a college in Michigan forced on all students as a condition of their presence on campus not only identifies the app user by name — not only pinpoints the app user by geographic location — not only generates a specific code that labels the app user as either “certified” or “denied,” based on required coronavirus test results — but also sends an alert to school bureaucrats about “denied” students behaving against COVID-19 protocols. Administrators then, in turn, can lock these students’ identification cards
Another Potential Election Fiasco:
Vanishing Volunteers at the Polls
21 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:38:25 AM Post Reply
The good news is that leading experts believe it will be safe for nearly all Americans to vote in person at the polls this November. Dr. Anthony Fauci told National Geographic that those who are medically compromised can vote by mail but that otherwise “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person or otherwise.” The bad news is that states are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus cancel plans to show up on Election Day. America already faced a vanishing corps of volunteers before the virus, as existing ones retired or died.
More than 500,000 mail ballots
were rejected in the primaries.
That could make the difference
in battleground states this fall.
21 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:34:06 AM Post Reply
More than 534,000 mail ballots were rejected during primaries across 23 states this year — nearly a quarter in key battlegrounds for the fall — illustrating how missed delivery deadlines, inadvertent mistakes and uneven enforcement of the rules could disenfranchise voters and affect the outcome of the presidential election. The rates of rejection, which in some states exceeded those of other recent elections, could make a difference in the fall if the White House contest is decided by a close margin, as it was in 2016, when Donald Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by roughly 80,000 votes.
There is No "Straight News" Anymore 5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:06:20 AM Post Reply
I've been reading the New York Times since fifth grade, and the quirks I've noticed over the years have been interesting. For example, until I saw that someone referred in print to Russell Baker as a "humorist," I had no idea his columns were supposed to be funny, though I had stopped reading them years earlier because they were so dull. Anyway, the Times always had a liberal bias in its news pages, but the bias was almost entirely in what was covered and how it was covered. The stories themselves were written and edited in a careful, nonpartisan way. At some point, the Times starting to run "news analysis,"
Houston police chief recruits officers from
defunded police departments: 'We're hiring'
5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:02:53 AM Post Reply
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is inviting officers laid off by defunded police departments throughout the country to join his force telling “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, “We’re hiring.” “We’re fortunate we have a mayor and a council … that understands that our community doesn’t want less policing, they don’t want to defund the police, they want better policing and they want good cops,” Acevedo said. He made the comments amid a growing push across the country to defund or dismantle police departments, following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Trump aims for convention game change, planning
patriotic program and Biden counterattacks
14 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 3:57:41 AM Post Reply
The Republican National Convention kicking off Monday will be a four-day celebration of President Trump – and a visceral four-day condemnation of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party. Coming off a week during which Democrats used their quadrennial confab to hammer the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warn that another four years of Trump in the White House would threaten the nation’s democratic foundations, Trump is promising to counter the message with a positive vision of “American greatness.” Trailing the former vice president in the national public opinion polls – and more importantly also down by single-digit margins in many of the key general election battleground states
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Young people don’t trust anyone who
uses this punctuation mark
62 replies
Posted by MaryPA 8/25/2020 10:11:11 AM Post Reply

Periods may be coming to a full stop. While older texters may consider the period an innocent symbol that a sentence has ended, digital natives consider it a triggering form of aggression. The punctuation problem ignited over social media recently, with Gen Z and millennials agreeing that ending a sentence with a period is overly hostile and, worse yet, extremely uncool. “Only old people or troubled souls put periods at the end of every sentence,” wrote digital culture journalist Victoria Turk in her book on digital etiquette “Kill Reply All.”   Corrections*

Republican former Sen. Jeff
Flake endorses Joe Biden
43 replies
Posted by Ribicon 8/24/2020 10:31:57 AM Post Reply
Former Sen. Jeff Flake has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the former vice president’s campaign said Monday. Flake (R-Ariz.), who retired from the Senate early last year, will deliver remarks later on Monday as part of the launch of the “Republicans for Biden” effort featuring two-dozen GOP former members of Congress.(Snip) Also featured as part of the “Republicans for Biden” coalition are Sens. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) and John Warner (R-Va.), as well as Reps. Steve Bartlett (R-Tx.), Bill Clinger (R-Penn.), Tom Coleman (R-Mo.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Charles Djou (R-Hawaii), Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.),
Report: NFL Dropping Military Honor Guards
for National Anthem
42 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/25/2020 8:39:14 AM Post Reply
The NFL is preparing to end the use of military honor guards to present the American flag ahead of the national anthem, according to reports. A league source claims that the policy benching military, federal, and police guards is part of its COVID-19 response, according to Front Office Sports. “They won’t be on the field,” a source told the site. “That could change as the season progresses. But that’s the plan at the beginning.” It appears that there will be no flags on the field and the flag will only appear on electronic scoreboards during the playing of the national anthem, at least for the beginning of the season.
The Stunning Gullibility
Of ‘Republicans For Biden’
35 replies
Posted by RockyTCB 8/25/2020 8:38:25 AM Post Reply
On the eve of the Republican convention, more than two dozen former GOP lawmakers endorsed Joe Biden for president. Trump Derangement Syndrome is spreading faster than COVID-19. Retired Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake makes his case for supporting Biden by claiming Trump “is not conservative,” that Biden “will approach his constitutional role with the reverence and dignity it deserves” and “reach across the aisle.” This is the same argument John Kasich, a former congressman and Ohio governor, made at the Democratic National Convention, when he reassured the public that Biden is “respectful” and won’t “turn sharp left” when he gets in
Moderate Drinking May Shrink Your
Brain by a Percent. Is It Worth It?
33 replies
Posted by StormCnter 8/25/2020 8:38:53 AM Post Reply
A new study published to the journal Scientific Reports suggests that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with slightly decreased brain volume. Scientists have long known that heavy alcohol use shrinks the brain, but it's not clear whether or not moderate drinking has a similar effect. Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland explored the possible link within a sample of 353 Finnish men and women aged 39 to 45. On average, the subject group reported moderate alcohol consumption, indicated by an AUDIT-C score of 3.92. Such a score is roughly equivalent to drinking two to four times a month, having between three and four drinks a session,
Hillary Clinton: Biden 'should not concede
under any circumstances'
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/25/2020 4:39:20 AM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton urged Joe Biden not to concede the presidential race if he is trailing President Trump on election night. Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election and conceded the morning after the contest, said she believes this year's election will drag out for several days because of issues with voting during the pandemic. She told Showtime's The Circus that Biden would be wise to stay in the race long past Election Day. "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch
Hollywood Celebs Melt Down Over Republican
National Convention: ‘Is Anyone Else
Throwing Up Right Now?’
30 replies
Posted by Imright 8/25/2020 6:06:25 AM Post Reply
Hollywood elites expressed disgust and even physical revulsion during the first night of the Republican National Convention, ruthlessly mocking the evening’s speakers for supporting the reelection of President Donald Trump. “Is it just me or is anyone else throwing up right now?” Rob Reiner asked at the top of the broadcast.Celebrities including Alec Baldwin, Bette Midler, Dave Bautista, and anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin joined in the mockery, providing snarky commentary of Monday’s virtual convention. Many of those same stars were quiet during last week’s Democratic National Convention in the latest indication that the left’s hatred of Trump outweighs their passion for Joe Biden.Rob Reiner asked
Wisconsin shooting: Kenosha police
shoot Black man as children watch
from a car, attorney says
29 replies
Posted by mc squared 8/24/2020 12:13:15 PM Post Reply
Two Wisconsin police officers are on leave Monday as state authorities investigate why a Black man was shot multiple times in the back as he entered the driver's side door of an SUV, officials said. The man's three children -- 3, 5 and 8 -- were in the car, a family attorney said. Identified by Wisconsin's governor as Jacob Blake, the man is in serious condition and fighting for his life. Attorney Ben Crump, who now represents the Blake family, posted a video of the Sunday evening shooting in Kenosha. The footage spread across social media, sparking protests and leading county officials to institute a
In a makeup video, Alexandria Ocasio-
Cortez complains that no one takes her
28 replies
Posted by DVC 8/24/2020 1:07:25 PM Post Reply
Going the full Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined the crowd: But unlike the celebs, who don't take themselves too seriously, Ocasio-Cortez sees all sorts of significance in her makeup routine, and demands respect and power for it. “I used to think that I would be taken less seriously, and as the youngest woman in Congress and as a woman of color, it’s so hard to be taken seriously,” the 30-year-old Democratic socialist told Vogue magazine in the video clip, just before showing her gold glittery eyeshadow palette.
Pompeo Plan to Address RNC From
Israel Upsets Jewish Democrats
28 replies
Posted by Imright 8/24/2020 11:40:18 AM Post Reply

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be addressing the Republican National Convention this week “in his personal capacity,” according to the State Department, but the decision to do so while on a visit to Israel has upset some Jewish Democrats, who see it as a ploy to politicize the U.S.-Israel relationship.Pompeo arrived in Israel early Monday, at the start of a five-day trip that will also take him to the United Arab Emirates and two other Arab countries – Bahrain and Sudan – that are predicted to follow the UAE in its recent historic decision to normalize ties with Israel.In an unusual move, Pompeo is among the keynote speakers for  Correction*

Now Democrats Are Stuck With Biden 28 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2020 4:51:27 AM Post Reply
Contrary to much speculation on the right, Democrats stuck with the fast-failing, feeble Joe Biden through their hilariously inept convention – Stop! Hey! What’s that sound! Look at this LP of my grandpa’s that I found! – and they are now well and truly stuck with him. Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit did not stagger in, waving her half-empty bottle of screw-top Trader Joe’s Chardonnay, and putsch him out of the way. Michelle stayed put in her seaside villa from which she chides us for, among other things, not taking the global warming hoax’s rising ocean threat seriously. And Kamala failed to get that box of “special” chocolates
DNC Disaster? More Than A Thousand Delegates
Voted ‘No’ On Democratic Party Platform
26 replies
Posted by Imright 8/24/2020 6:37:24 PM Post Reply
Democrats are more divided than they appear according to numbers released by the Democratic National Committee following their nominating convention last week.Fox News reports that of the 5,000 delegates that voted on the party’s platform, widely recognized as the most progressive Democratic Party platform in years, more than a thousand delegates — around 25% of all attendees — voted against the decision to approve the party’s official policies.The situation reveals a breakdown in the party that could cost the Democrats in the coming years and indicates a vast difference between the “moderate” Democratic party,
Post New Article