But if there's anything the leftists in Hollywood love, it's communists:
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.You see, they weren't police officers or security guards; they were the pigs, man! That's what you do with pigs--you slaughter them!
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.
The communist radicals of the 1960s didn't give a rat's ass about individual proles, and the entire history of leftism is chock-full of rationalized violence. "The end justifies the means! You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs! One million is a statistic!" That's why the color of leftism is the color of blood.
Yep. If Tim McVeigh had been a communist, the bombing in Oklahoma City would have been portrayed in a completely different fashion.
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Speaking of communists spilling the blood of the innocent, Kim Jong-un is threatening to nuke US cities. Vox Day asks incredulously why NYC isn't on his target list.
...I had thought it was an issue of range, but upon rereading the article I see that Washington, D.C. is on the list, and that's farther from NK than NYC is even using the "great circle" route. So I think it must have something to do with the availability of warheads--but if that's so, what's so great about Austin, TX, that makes it a higher priority than NYC?
If the numbskull is actually serious about this, then he's decidedly crazy. I mean, Obama may have pulled American support for anti-missile batteries in Europe, but I'd bet there are all kinds of ABM batteries in Washington, D.C. No self-respecting peacenik ever leaves his own backside exposed, after all. What will happen, then, is that Pearl Harbor, Austin, and Los Angeles will disappear from the map; several buildings in D.C. will come apart as ABM launchers do their thing and knock down the missile heading that-a-way...and then there'll be a massive retaliation against NK.
I find it hard to believe that the numbskull is that numb, though. This is saber-rattling meant to get him more concessions.
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Yeah, here comes the usual parade of stupidity from anti-Christian liberals who have absolutely nothing better to do with their time. It's such old hat--it's so predictable and stupid--that it no longer offends me when this kind of nonsense crops up.
These people call themselves atheists and congratulate themselves on being so brave as to stand up to "organized religion"...but when Ramadan comes around they are strangely silent. I wonder why that is?
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If you support abortion-as-contraception, how can you not support this? If you support the legality of "late-term abortion" and a woman undergoing one delivers her baby live, how can you not support killing the baby on the table? And if you support that, how can you not support killing the baby at any time the mother deems it to be undesired, like Eric Cartman's mother wanting to abort him when he's eight years old?
Commentor Joe Doakes:
Planned Parenthood's reasoning is entirely consistent with their view of unborn children as having the legal rights of Negro slaves in the Old South (i.e., none).His analogy is apt; and considering the racist and eugenicist origins of Planned Parenthood, it's not even surprising.
Simon Legree can kill a slave just as mother can kill her unborn child. And the Dred Scott case established that a slave who escaped his master was still a slave, to be returned to the owner by force even if the slave's death would follow. So, too, a child that escapes mother's womb must be returned to mother, even though death will surely follow.
Not saying this is GOOD reasoning, only that it's consistent with US history and Supreme Court precedent.
We can debate the desirability of abortion-as-contraception being legal, but what is not open for debate is the fact that THERE HAVE TO BE LIMITS TO IT. If you believe that "a woman has right to choose" even when the baby is born alive after a botched late-term abortion, then you must believe that she has "a right to choose" any time until the child reaches the age of majority> This may sound like reducto ad absurdum but I can assure you that it is not, because that living, breathing baby is an autonomous human being the same way a 16-year-old is.
What these people are pushing for is unrestricted infanticide, at any time, for any reason.
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Ah, the triumph of Obamanomics! Household income is waning, and has been since January of 2009. Federal spending is up dramatically, so why are private citizens so poor?
Ace rewords the headline, and then it makes sense: "So, anyway, despite the Federal government taking more and more money from citizens, somehow their incomes are falling."
You don't say! You mean that the excess taxation and the inflationary expansion of the money supply, those things are causing a drop in adjusted income? How the hell does that happen? The feds are spending more money than ever! We should all be rolling in dough about now!
...or maybe Keynes was a moron and his damned theories don't work for shit in the real world.
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Tonight's Good Friday service wasn't as depressing as last year's was. I don't know if I should be glad of that, or what.
Dinner tonight is macaroni and cheese, by request of Mrs. Fungus. I'm having some now, and will make another batch for Mrs. Fungus when she gets home from work.
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I am encouraged by Marko's success.
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Anyway, it's time to get hence and take care of some other stuff.