I love this little exchange. From the Hollywood spy flick The Good Shepherd:
“We have the United States of America.”
I love this little exchange. From the Hollywood spy flick The Good Shepherd:
“We have the United States of America.”
Turns out Morgan Freeman is just another Leftist Hollyweird race baiter like the rest of them. This is the same Morgan Freeman, mind you, who told us that the only way to end racism is to stop talking about race. So disappointing, but this is what modern Liberalism does to folks. He says racism is worse in America with Barack Obama as president, and on that we agree. But it’s not because of the Tea Party, but because of the continuous race baiting like this. As far as I’m concerned, Leftist race baiting has set race relations in America back 35 years at least.
“Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”
ps., I will never again pay for another movie with this guy in it. He ruined it for me.
UPDATE: that same racist Tea Party that can’t stand to see a black man in the White House just gave Herman Cain (a black man) a resounding victory in the Florida straw poll.
Virtually everything modern Liberalism promotes today advances the clock of civilizational collapse.
Jennifer Aniston does not believe that women have to wait — or settle — for a man to start a family. Speaking at a Los Angeles press conference for her movie about artificial insemination, ‘The Switch,’ Aniston said that “times have changed” along with the idea of the traditional family. So if that means having one without the man in the picture, that’s okay.
“Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” Aniston said. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”
“That,” of course, meaning the man. “It’s happening more and more,” said Aniston.
In ‘Switch,’ Aniston, 41, plays a woman who elects to take on life as a single-parent through artificial insemination. When questioned, the most famous single woman on the planet said she didn’t “have plans” to take the insemination option for motherhood at this time.
But she vigorously defended the rights of other single women going down that road. Aniston even engaged in one testy exchange with a reporter who insisted that her movie character was being “selfish” having a child without a father-figure in her life. Minutes after the question was asked, Aniston circled back and insisted that family life has “evolved” from strictly “the traditional stereotype of family.”
“The point of the movie is, what is that which defines family?” Aniston said. “It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot.” “Love is love and family is what is around you,” she added. Aniston also took issue with the word “selfish” in terms of the single woman moving ahead with the decision to have a child. “I don’t think it’s selfish,” she said. “It’s quite beautiful because there are children that don’t have homes that have a home and can be loved. And that’s extremely important.”
Aniston fielded a slew of questions about motherhood in the press conference promoting the movie about the very-topic which has dogged her in the entertainment media for year. She even dutifully answered yet another question about whether she wants to be a mother in the future. “Yah, I’ve said it years before,” said Aniston. “I still say it. That’s today. Yah.”
Jennifer Aniston’s movie promotes single motherhood by artificial insemination where fathers are irrelevant. That’s what it does. Womyn need men like fish need a bicycle. And she defends this as “family that has evolved.” Yet even in her interview she attempts to walk back her initial support by blurring the line between artificial insemination and adoption. The two are not equivalent, and subconsciously she acknowledges this.
Once we step away from the PC line, single mother families– which are the natural consequence of the 60s counter culture and sexual revolution– are not “evolved” families, they are an unprecedented prehistoric devolution of the family institution. It’s caveman days all over again, folks, where the male is free to plant his seed willy nilly and females are reduced to the status of brood mare. Except today we have the welfare state (i.e., the taxpayer) to foot the bill for the inevitable consequences of this sexual revolution and shattering of traditional cultural taboos.
Jennifer Aniston has the money to do as she pleases. Her wealth insulates her from the consequences of virtually any boneheaded decision she chooses to make. And if she pays for it, then goddess bless her. Yet the baby mamas in waiting to whom she is giving her blessings are not rich. I’d wager most of them are broke. So the children they choose to have on their own– with Jennifer’s blessings– will essentially be wards of the Liberal welfare state. And without a father figure around to impose discipline, they’ll probably end up in jail too.
But though modern Liberalism is a lifestyle only the rich can afford to live, the Left promotes their values to the poor, and it has destroyed their communities in a way rapacious capitalism never could have. Thus the Left’s welfare state has become indispensable in a society whose social institutions have been shattered by that very same moral and cultural relativist Leftwing elite whose values continue to undermine “the traditional stereotype of family.”
Spiderman makeover reflects “browning” of America, strikes blow against whitey.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new web-slinger in town.
New Yorkers take their fictional heroes seriously, so it may come as a shock to some that Peter Parker, the Queens native whose destiny was forever altered by a radioactive/genetically altered spider, has been killed off in the “Ultimates” imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimate series is different from Marvel’s standard line, in which Peter Parker is still happily toiling away as everybody’s favorite hard-luck hero.
No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may be gone, a new kid is stepping into the tights: Miles Morales.
Miles Morales is a half-black, half-Hispanic super-powered teen who gets into the hero game after being inspired by Parker’s death.
“He’s younger than Peter Parker, he’s coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view,” writer Brian Michael Bendis told the Associated Press. Bendis, who has been writing Ultimate Spider-Man (and many other) comics for Marvel since 2000, is enthusiastic about the change. “I’m now sitting with a pile of legitimately new Spider-Man stories to tell and that is the best news a writer could have.”
No word on whether the change in ethnicity is going to play a role in casting decisions in upcoming Spider-Man movies or Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.
I’m hispanic and this is embarrassing to me. So I apologize for what these lilly-white Liberals are doing to our beloved comic book characters for the sake of “diversity,” and ostensibly on my behalf, no less. So embarrassing!
It doesn’t sit well with me that characters that we’ve grown up with our whole lives should be killed off, all for the sake of “diversity.” These characters, like professional sports teams, are “public” property and not subject to the whims of politically correct writers or greedy team owners. Or at least they shouldn’t be. If the Minnesota Vikings move to L.A. just to chase that almighty dollah, for example, I swear on everything that’s holy I’m done with the NFL. Finished. Same here: this “Miles Morales” will NEVER be Spiderman. Got that?
To which you respond, the world is a very different place than the one Peter Parker grew up in, you goddamn racist. It’s browner now. Superheroes should therefore reflect this browning of America.
And I totally agree. Art and entertainment should reflect the culture that consumes it. But only if it has developed in a way that’s natural and organic. Not forced on us by these “deciders” with an agenda. If there’s a market for ethnic superheros, then create them and sell them to us. If you have the pulse of the nation, then we’ll buy in. If not, it’ll be just another Liberal flop. So, is there a market for black, latino, and in this case cablanasian superheros? Is there? The answer is decidedly NO! Because we don’t care about their race or their ethnic “experience”, we care about their superhero story, regardless of race.
Ethnic superheros have been around for decades; Mandrake, Blade, Storm, and Spawn, to name just a few. Aren’t they good enough? So why murder our beloved Peter Parker just to morph Spiderman into Tiger Woods?
That fact is, ethnic superheros have never really caught on beyond a niche following. Give me a break, even non-whites don’t give a crap about ethnic superheros. Certainly we aren’t going to follow someone because of his/her ethnicity. I’m hispanic, and I’ve always loved Superman. That’s never going to change. Supes has the best mythology, bar none. He’s unique among the pantheon of superheros. Sure, he’s white, but he’s not even human for crissakes. It’s about his species (again, story), not his race.
BUT, you respond, that’s only because “whiteness” is so normative and dominant in this culture, and we’ve all been so inculcated in that whiteness from the moment we opened our eyes. Essentially, our minds have been “colonized” by whitey to view whiteness as “the norm.” So although I may claim to care only about a hero’s story, it’s really about race; and black, latino, and mulatto superheros don’t really stand a fighting chance out there. This Whiteness “matrix”, therefore, has to be shattered so that we can free our thinking from its hold and give ethnic superheros an even playing field. And that way we can restore “self-esteem” to all our brown brothers and sistas!
And with that response you would reveal the ACTUAL reason Peter Parker had to die. Because no ethnic superhero has ever been able to compete with the greats like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, et al., and because our children grow up loving them above all others, this only perpetuates this white dominance of which you speak. So you have to hijack one of the Greats and turn him into a ghetto rat the likes of Miles Morales. That way you will FORCE us to like an ethnic superhero, and thus help “free” our minds and end the tyranny of “whiteness” forever! Sound about right? lol
And that’s all this is. A blow by the forces of PC against whitey and “The Man.” And who a better villain for this new hero of color than say, oh, those greedy, nasty, hateful Republicans and those raaaaaacist Tea Party “terrorists”! After all, this is about his “experiences”, isn’t it? lol
Pot-addled hippies and Lefty hipsters the world over are having a mental breakdown right about now. The guy responsible for the Left’s counter culture, anti-religious, anti-patriotism, anti-war, anti-capitalist anthem “Imagine” was a secret Rightwinger. Love it!
John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death – according to the tragic Beatles star’s last personal assistant.
Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon’s death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.
In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn’t the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.
He says, “John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.
“He’d met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event… Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that… He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.
“I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who’s an old-time communist… He enjoyed really provoking my uncle… Maybe he was being provocative… but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.
“He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he’d been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy’s naivete.”
It isn’t paranoia when they really are out to get you. It’s no longer a conspiracy theory when they admit to it. Below, admitted and confessed cultural marxism in action from our friends in the entertainment industry:
The TV series Friends undermined family values; Sesame Street taught ethnic minorities about civil disobedience; Happy Days had a subtle anti-Vietnam subtext; and the 1980s cop show MacGyver tried to persuade pistol-packing Americans that guns are bad. That is the considered opinion of Ben Shapiro, an investigative author and right-wing columnist who will publish a detailed expose tomorrow telling how Hollywood producers, writers and actors have been secretly using TV to promote what he calls a “radical” left-leaning political agenda. Shapiro’s book, Primetime Propaganda revolves around comments by 70-odd industry heavyweights he approached for interviews.
The book promises to “profile the biggest names in showbusiness over the past 50 years” and includes a series of “gotcha” moments, in which the architects of the best-watched TV shows of modern times tell how they tried to use the medium of broadcasting to, as Shapiro puts it, “shape America in their own leftist image”.
“I was shocked by the openness of the Hollywood crowd when it came to admitting anti-conservative discrimination inside the industry,” Shapiro said. “They weren’t ashamed of it. In fact, some were actually proud of it.” The book’s contents will only add weight to allegations – often aired by conservative Americans – that Hollywood is the exclusive domain of leftie propagandists.
Among Shapiro’s most revelatory interviewees is Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends, who recalls how she hired a “bunch of liberals” to run the programme to “put out there what we believe”. In 1999, she admitted casting the actress sister of Newt Gingrich, the prominent Republican, to play a preacher at a lesbian wedding because she wanted to annoy conservatives. “When we did the lesbian wedding, we knew there was going to be some flak,” said Kauffman. “I have to say, when we cast Candice Gingrich as the minister of that wedding, there was a bit of a ‘f*** you’ in it to the right-wing, directly.”
Elsewhere in the book, Vin DiBona, the producer of MacGyver, agrees that Hollywood has a liberal bias, saying “I’m happy about it, actually.” The cult cop show advanced an anti-gun agenda, he added. “That was the whole premise of the programme, that MacGyver used his brain power and skill and science, and solved all the difficulties through ingenuity. No guns, no knives.”
Not just a comedy about military camaraderie, M*A*S*H also had a pacifist agenda, the show’s co-creator and director Gene Reynolds told Shapiro, who said: “We wanted to point out the wastefulness of war.” And, with regard to Happy Days, writer Bill Bickley said he “had a whole subtext” attacking the Vietnam War. “If you really look for it, you can find it.”
The book is perhaps at its most condemnatory when accusing the creators of Sesame Street of attempting to brainwash young children. It quotes Mike Dann, one of the show’s founding executives, saying it “was not made for the sophisticated or the middle class”. Early episodes featured the character Grover breaking bread with a hippie. Oscar, who lived in a rubbish bin, was supposed to address “conflicts arising from racial and ethnic diversity”.
“Sesame Street tried to tackle divorce, tackled ‘peaceful conflict resolution’ in the aftermath of 9/11 and had [gay actor] Neil Patrick Harris on the show playing the subtly named ‘fairy shoeperson’,” notes Shapiro. As to whether there may be a touch of McCarthy-esque paranoia about his belief that film-makers are planting the seed of socialism in the bosom of America, he adds: “It’s not paranoid to speak the truth. Hollywoodites admit openly to messaging their product, and to their scorn for [conservatives].”
Now, you may believe it’s just fine and dandy that Hollywood is promoting what you consider a worthy cause or sound worldview. That’s fine. Just show us a shred of intellectual honesty and stop denying that’s what they’re doing, mkay?
Descendants of the dispossesed return with bombs strapped to their chest,
There’s hate for life, and death in hate emerging from the New Caliphate,
The victors of this war of fear will rule for the next thousand years.
The America you are looking for is the America you will find, and if this is all they see then by god these people hate America. You are “the other” to them as surely as they claim the brownies of the world are alien to you. Jesusland is a catchy little tune by the talented Ben Folds, but this elitist young hippie looking judgmentally down his nose at society seems pretentious and is gravely annoying to me. There is nothing sincere or intellectually honest about this. As if “Jesus” or religion is what ails us. As if this footage couldn’t have been shot in New Jersey. As if a proctologist’s view of our country is the real America, and I’d want to trade it all in for the ghettos of New York, San Francisco, Paris or Stockholm. Just another small peak into the secular progressive mind. Their alienation from the American people is complete.
Down the tracks
beautiful McMansions on a hill
that overlook a highway
with riverboat casinos and you still
have yet to see a soul
George Clooney is smart. He doesn’t care if his movies tank at the box office when they insult and take gratuitous shots at conservatives. He knows he’ll get the roles regardless. But Darfur is close to his heart and he doesn’t want to alienate his conservatives backers. Bill Maher, unlike Clooney, is just a talker, not a doer like Clooney, so it doesn’t matter who he offends as long as he has his clapping seals on board.
They tell us Hollywood just wants to make money. To the extent that’s true, they only make that kind of movie to underwrite financial losers like this. The anti-Christian Left has used Hollywood to wage their war of destruction on Christianity for the last 50 years or so. Thus far, the Nihilists have focused their efforts on safe and easy targets like evangelicals and the Pope. As a young Lib, I generally managed to find safe passage among the Left even though I was a Christian, but only after persuading them of the fact that I wasn’t “that kind of Christian”– meaning the kind of Christian that actually stands up to the Left’s culture-destroying agenda. The more passive brand of Christianity of which I was a member at the time generally had been spared the Leftist onslaught. But only temporarily it now turns out. With the character assassination of conservative Christianity thoroughly accomplished in the popular perception, it was only a matter of time before the Gramciist Left turned their sights on…Episcopalians? lol
Watch for ‘Crazy Christian’ Sucker Punches in ‘Stone’
If there’s one thing criminals generally do well, it’s instinctively spot another’s inner demons and then mess with their minds to exploit them. In “Stone” (in theaters now), that street psychologist is the incarcerated arsonist Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Edward Norton) and his prey is Jack Maybrey (Robert De Niro), the prison parole officer who will decide whether Stone gets out early or stays in the bar hotel for his full stretch. But while their mind game is going on between characters in front of the camera, there’s another one playing the audience from behind the lens. For the words the actors are saying and the situations they are in have been intentionally scripted by director John Curran and writer Angus MacLachlan to sell their own apparent nihilism, according to Norton at a Q&A I attended.
“John told me we have to do this film now while things are bad,” Norton said. “We have to show that traditional establishments like religion and marriage that people have relied on for truth have failed them.” Curran does that by showing those institutions as hypocrisies that are the refuge of hypocrites like Maybrey, a deeply flawed, nasty man who, in his heart, may be little better than the convicts he judges for early release.
A flashback prologue shows young Maybrey sitting in a Lazy Boy and sipping whiskey while watching golf on TV. When his wife says she’s leaving because “you imprison my soul” amid the buzz of a metaphorical angry bee swarm, Maybrey threatens to kill their baby daughter unless she promises to stay. She does. Thirty years later, Maybrey is still sipping whiskey in the same Lazy Boy and watching golf on the same TV — at least when he and his wife (Frances Conroy) aren’t attending Episcopalian church services and reading Bible verses to each other. In his car, in one of the believability disconnects that betray the Curran/MacLachlan agenda, Maybrey augments those passages by listening to the kind of “Brother Al’s Hellfire and Brimstone Belchin’ Beat the Hades Outa Beelzebub’s Sneaky Serpent Send Me Yo Money Church of the Almighty Me” radio that no High Whiskeypalian (whenever four are gathered in His name, there is a fifth) that I ever encountered during my years in that church would sit through.
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Veteran actor James Caan let people in on a little secret last week. After 46 successful years among Hollywood’s most outspoken liberal stars, he’s speaking up about breaking the mold.
“I’m an ultra conservative,” he said at Moet & Chandon’s 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night Celebration in Los Angeles.
“I’m not a G** damn Hollywood liberal, I’m not,” he said, adding he only watches Fox News.
Caan, who was at the event promoting his involvement with the online platform Openfilm.com, also added that he doesn’t think Hollywood actors need to comment on every single political issue. When Pop Tarts questioned him on California courts deeming Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, “unconstitutional,” he preferred to keep his lips sealed.
“I don’t want to comment on that. I’ll let those other geniuses do that – all those actors who like to find a stage to push their agendas,” he said. “They don’t have political science degrees… I certainly don’t. I’ll leave it to Sean Penn or Barbara Streisand to comment on that.”
Film about Margaret Thatcher’s life, which is expected to star Meryl Streep, shows the former prime minister as a dementia-sufferer looking back at her life with sadness.
Although the prospect of Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher may have pleased some admirers of the Conservative former prime minister, her children have been horrified to discover more about the film.
Mandrake hears that the screenplay of The Iron Lady depicts Baroness Thatcher as an elderly dementia-sufferer looking back on her career with sadness. She is shown talking to herself and unaware that her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, has died.
“Sir Mark and Carol are appalled at what they have learnt about the film,” says a friend of the family. “They think it sounds like some Left-wing fantasy. They feel strongly about it, but will not speak publicly for fear of giving it more publicity.”
Cameron McCracken, the managing director of the film-maker Pathé, confirms: “It is true that the film is set in the recent past and that Baroness Thatcher does look back on both the triumphs and the lows of her extraordinary career.
“It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power. In that sense, it is the story of every person who has ever had to balance their private life with their public career.” He says Lady Thatcher’s health will be featured, but insists that it will be “treated with appropriate sensitivity”. He adds of the film: “Although fictional, it will be fair and accurate.”
I know they all look the same, but I hear there’s actually a difference. Here’s something to lighten the serious as cancer mood around here. lol
Via Big Hollywood, it’s quite good.
by John Nolte
It was either Kayser Soze or some French poet with an unpronounceable name who said something to the effect of, ”The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Not everyone believes in the Devil but we all know Hollywood exists, and isn’t six of one just a half dozen of the other? After all, the greatest trick Tinseltown (with the help of the MSM) ever pulled was convincing the world that a belief in a moral code is what’s abnormal because all the cool kids are into a collective degeneracy.
Though liberals only make up 20% of the population, they’re still able to pull off this sinister bluff because conservatives took their eye off the ball and allowed the Left to infest the institutions in charge of documenting and portraying who we are as a society. Unfortunately, these socialist engineers aren’t stupid and figured out almost immediately that with a near-monopoly on sound and image they could make a majority of the population feel like the minority; with the goal in mind of using peer pressure to shape our culture into a godless orgy of anything goes hyper-sexuality.
The result is that those of us made nauseous by the idea of loveless sex are intentionally made to feel like the oppressive party-poopers – the weirdos, the prudes, the uncool outsiders lacking in compassion, enlightenment and sophistication. This devil has so perfectly executed this ruse that even those of us on to him can forget what’s happening until a genuine phenomenon like “Twilight” comes along to remind us.
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…and what to do about it. This is brilliant. Bill Whittle at Big Hollywood says the fight for America’s soul isn’t in Washington, it’s in Hollywood, and that’s where he wants to take the fight.
If you think this is a great idea, send it to all your friends and then check out Declaration Entertainment.
This is the kind of crap I had to put up with my entire life as a Lib for the sake of Leftwing comity and cocktail parties, and I finally just got fed up with it. Most of you Lib Christians out there would rather make nice with anti-God, anti-Bible Leftists like Jeanine Garafalo than with those wacky evangelicals. The reason you do is because Liberalism has become your true religion, and you’d rather protect your true religion from evangelicals than you would protect your vestigial religion– christianity– from the atheistic Left. You are traitors and collaborators against the very faith you claim to profess.
In yet another outlandish display of transparency Comedy Central –fresh off of their Mohammed in a Bear suit censorship– has announced they are moving forward with a TV show about Jesus of Nazareth.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – It’s not on the air yet. It’s not shot yet. There’s no pilot yet. There might not even be a script yet.
But Comedy Central’s plan to develop an animated project about Jesus Christ has the biggest names in the TV watchdog business forming a protest supergroup to preemptively smite the show.
Brent Bozell (president, Media Research Centre), Tony Perkins (president, Family Research Council), Michael Medved (talk radio host), Bill Donohue (president, Catholic League), Rabbi Daniel Lapin (American Alliance of Jews and Christians) and Tim Winter (president, Parents Television Council) are joining forces to form the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry.
Comedy Central’s “JC” is in development, which means it’s still a couple of steps from getting the green light as a series. The project is about Jesus trying to live as a regular guy in New York City and wanting to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic father.” Because Comedy Central recently censored “South Park” for its portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad, some Christian leaders see the prospect of a Jesus cartoon as proof of an offensive double standard.
‘Some’? ‘Some Christian leaders’? What kind of language gymnastics is this guy performing here? How about: “we should see the prospect of a Jesus cartoon …”
CARB will hold its first press conference on Thursday to urge advertisers not to support the project, should it ever hit the air.
“After we reveal the vile and offensive nature of Comedy Central’s previous characterizations of Jesus Chris and God the Father, we expect these advertisers to agree wholeheartedly to end their advertising on Comedy Central and discontinue their support for unabashed, anti-Christian discrimination,” Bozell said in a statement. “Why should they be supporting a business that makes a habit of attacking Christianity and yet has a formal policy to censor anything considered offensive to followers of Islam? This double standard is pure bigotry, one from which advertisers should quickly shy away.”
Oh, but this is just some ‘crazy’ and oppresive Chrsistian leader … now I get why the writer qualified the source of contempt.
Comedy Central had no comment.
Okay, if you don’t see this for what it is (and has been) then you need to get re-acquainted with the battle map.
How convenient that Miss Oklahoma is given a politically charged question that will conveniently expose her to be everything that a good Miss America in the New Liberal Order should not be!
Who gets the the nod? Only the first Arabic (read here Muslim)-American Miss USA of course! Wow, they really are Liberal!
In perhaps a repeat of last year’s contest, Woolard lost the crown after answering a controversial question that may be unpopular with some, but reflects the opinion of the majority of Americans. [What!?]
Woolard lost out to 24-year-old Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih.
Fakih, an Arab-American from Dearborn, Michican took home the crown, despite nearly tripping on her evening gown.
Pageant officials said historical pageant records were not detailed enough to show whether Fakih was the first Arab American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title. [Oh, I get it. You ask the Okie the immigration question and then ... okay, i get! You get the 3-fer in Fakih. What a deal! You sure couldn't of scripted this any better. I mean, if it really wasn't scripted ... or, well, you know what I mean.] The pageant started in 1952 as a local bathing suit competition in Long Beach, California.
What I’d really like to know is whether or not the records show if a contestant has ever slipped AND won before …
Fresh off turning tail from the threat of Islamic violence, the courageous Seculars return to their old standard. From the Huffington Post:
NEW YORK — Having already caused a fuss this spring with the depiction of the prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” Comedy Central said Thursday that it has a cartoon series about Jesus Christ in the works. “JC” is one of 23 potential series the network said it has in development. It depicts Christ as a “regular guy” who moves to New York to “escape his father’s enormous shadow.”
His father is presented as an apathetic man who would rather play video games than listen to his son talk about his new life, according to Comedy Central’s thumbnail sketch of the idea. Reveille, the production company behind “The Office,” “Ugly Betty” and “The Biggest Loser,” is making “JC.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Jesus Christ has been on a Comedy Central cartoon; he’s a recurring character on the long-running “South Park.” Comedy Central was the target last month of an Internet threat for a “South Park” episode that supposedly showed Islam’s prophet in a bear costume.
Whenever “South Park” features Muhammad in an episode, Comedy Central obscures the character with a black box; Muslims consider any physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous. Following the Internet threat, Comedy Central angered “South Park” producers by editing out a character’s speech about intimidation in a subsequent episode.
“It’s not certain what is more despicable: the nonstop Christian bashing featured on the network, or Comedy Central’s decision to censor all depictions of Muhammad,” said William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights.
As always, the best part of a Huffpo article is the courageous and brilliant comments section.