I’ve argued before that Tony Blair and Barack Obama have an awful lot in common. Both are lawyers; both are snake-oil-salesman; both claim to be post-partisan, and Third Way and consensual; both play the acceptable, moderate-seeming public face of a regime chock full of Communists, class warriors, single issue rabble rousers, malcontents, communitarians and eco-loons hell bent on destroying every last vestige of what once made their country great. And both do (or did) the things dodgy political leaders always do when the going gets tough at home and their domestic audience finally wises up to how totally useless they are: they hop on the plane and pose as international statesman instead.James Delingpole/UKTelegraph (emphasis mine.)
Isn’t that an interesting observation (from a Brit, no less) considering the geo-political education Obama got last week from Benjamin Netanyahu?
Have you seen the movie Soapdish? The scene: Soap opera star and “America’s Sweetheart” Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) has been dumped by her boyfriend and is being maneuvered by political ner’do-wells at work. She’s depressed and emotionally falling apart when her friend and writer at the Sun Also Sets, (Whoopi Goldberg) takes her to the mall and pretends to be a fan. This incites all the shoppers to gather ’round Celeste and beg for autographs and go all gah-gah over her. Just the “worship fix” Celeste needed.
When I saw Obama in Ireland today, in front of thousands of cheering, adoring fans, I thought immediately of that scene in Soapdish. In his own version of television soap opera, Obama’s not getting the kind of reception in America that the Irish have lavished on him, and in fact he’s been getting a lot of criticism, so I’m sure he’s in need of a little messiah worship infusion. He’ll get it from those European socialists who want nothing more than to slobber all over the first Black American president.
Delingpole’s blog is a definite must read. You’ll enjoy it and be sure and read his link to a previous story about Michelle.
On another topic: Doesn’t Hillary look good since she got that LifeStyle lift?
I love going to the movies. I especially love the NACHOS!
I used to have this routine on Monday mornings: I’d get off work (I work night shift), go home and change clothes, do some stuff around the house so that I could stay awake and then at 11 am I’d take off for the movies. First thing I bought was a Dr.Pepper and nachos. After the movie, I’d go next door to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream and then go home to bed.
I loved that routine. But I can no longer in good conscience spend money supporting the immoral and unethical Hollywood elite. I have no respect for them and they have none for most of America. Granted, there’s a handful (Jon Voight, for instance) who I would and will continue to go see, but there are way too many like this:
Rape-rape? Rape-rape? What the hell is that? Whoopi is a moron. End of that story.
She was 13. She was drugged and liquored up. It was rape. There’s no other way to slice it. She could not consent because she was 13. What part of this is not understandable to these Hollywood dummies?
Where is their humanity? She was a CHILD!
So, I will turn my family room into my very own movie theater and watch movies that I really like: Hitchcock and Capra and Chaplin, the Marx Brothers and movies that I already own. I want to watch movie stars that were MOVIE STARS and not political activists whose views and morals are contrary to mine or in Whoopi’s case, totally absent.
There was a time when movie stars appreciated their fame and their fans. Not so anymore. These entertainers now feel entitled to adoration. They are the other end – the rich end – of the entitlement mentality in this country. They belong to their own exclusive club and the rest of us are the unwashed. Screw them! When you subtract their wealth, they are no different from me. They suffer and mourn and laugh, just like I do. But I have something they don’t: morals, ethics and values.
Although I know that my personal boycott won’t effect any of them, I feel better for it.
America is a nation rooted in values and laws. As President Obama would say–and should say to his Hollywood supporters–these issues are not red or blue, but American. Hollywood does America a great disservice when they demand we trade our economy in for global warming bills from their G5 jet; when they demand we push millions of Americans onto an inferior health care plan; when they attack capitalism from their exclusive country clubs; when they demand that we hug dictators like Chavez or excuse rape because a debatably good movie or two was directed by the aggressor. The hypocrisy must end. The Heritage Foundation
I can make better nachos at home and I don’t need the added ice cream calories, anyway.