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It is said one should not speak ill of the dead. In this case, that seems an impossibility. On August 25, 2009, Senator Edward Moore Kennedy finally went to his fate in the tenth circle of Hell he worked hard to earn. He was elected to the Senate in 1962 and spent the next 40 years living off the memory of his murdered brothers. At his funeral the press and his co-conspirators in the Senate heaped nauseating praise on the creature who made waitress sandwiches with Chis Dodd at La Brasserie.
A film about his killing of an innocent woman was released last week. In full disclosure, I have not, nor do I intend to see this movie. It comes 50 years too late and hardly mentions Mary Jo Kopechne, his victim. There is a meme going around that in the War on Women, Kennedy is the only one with a confirmed kill. This is not funny. It is a fact.
Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’ Captures Senator Kennedy’s Biggest Scandal
“President Kennedy cast a long shadow and still does. It’s what I walk in every day.” These sentiments, espoused by Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) in the new drama Chappaquiddick, help set the stage for what is to follow. The film recalls the tragic events that occurred on Chappaquiddick Island in the summer of 1969.
The film shows how calculating he was in the aftermath of the tragedy and how willing he was to make himself into a martyr, even noting in a speech to the public that he could be a victim of the Kennedy curse.
Media Celebrated Known Sexual Harasser Ted Kennedy
Listening to liberal journalists denounce Roy Moore, Al Franken and John Conyers, you’d think the media had zero tolerance for politicians with a known history of sexual misconduct. But the plain truth is the media have been complicit in normalizing, even justifying, such behavior for decades – if it helped protect the cause of big government liberalism.
Exhibit A: Ted Kennedy.
For decades, the Massachusetts Senator and known sexual harasser was celebrated by the media, even though tales of his womanizing ways were well known by reporters who covered Capitol Hill. From his leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in a car in Chappaquiddick, to his propositioning of a 16-year-old girl from his limo to the sexual assault of a Washington D.C. waitress, liberal reporters excused his misdeeds because the “Liberal Lion of the Senate” was advancing leftist legislation.
Film Review – Chappaquiddick
Ted Kennedy, who has just participated in a sailboat regatta shows up at the party, toasts all the girls as part of the Kennedy family and quickly finds himself sitting on the couch with Kopechne. They eventually slip away from the party for a drive into American history.
Everything Kennedy does in the hours after the accident only makes the situation worse. He is like a child who knows he has done something that will mean real trouble but instead of owning up, continually tries to deny reality or somehow scheme his way out of it.
Kennedy attends the funeral for Kopechne and wears a neck brace against everyone’s advice, a move he ultimately regrets. Shortly after that, it is Kennedy himself who comes up with the idea of making a nationally televised statement about the incident, a concept which is cheered by his advisers.
He toys with the thought of using this address to resign from the senate but ultimately decides to put the onus of that decision on the voters of Massachusetts. It is at this point, that Kennedy finds his way out and it is presented as cynically as it sounds.
Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy
In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film Chappaquiddick was a “character assassination” of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.
In “How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy”, Neal Gabler, who is working on a biography of Kennedy complained the film, released in theaters Friday, has been “heavily promoted by conservative media outlets, and reviewers across the political spectrum have praised what they deem its damning but factual approach. Damning it is; factual it is not.”
Many have wondered when the rhetoric between parties began to coarsen. I believe it may have been when Kennedy shamelessly savaged Judge Robert Bork during his Supreme Court nomination hearing. He accused Bork of relegating women to back alley abortions with coat hangers.
George W. Bush allowed him to write the education bill which has hastened the transformation of our school system from an educational exercise to one of social indoctrination.
He is but one example of the democrats’ greed for money and power.
After I decided to voice my opinion of his abuse of Judge Bork, I came across this:
Joe Biden Boasts of Keeping ‘Brilliant Conservative’ Robert Bork Off Supreme Court
More than 30 years after a relentless campaign of character assassination kept Robert Bork from a seat on the Supreme Court, one of the architects of that attack is belatedly crediting its target for his brilliance.
Appearing on the popular liberal podcast Pod Save America on March 28, former Vice President Joe Biden revisited his role in derailing Bork’s nomination to the court in 1987 while Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
I’m the guy that kept there from being a guy who was maybe the most brilliant conservative who was nominated for the Supreme Court (Favreau snickers) and I kept him off the court. And I was able to … in the Judiciary Committee (to) defeat (Clarence) Thomas (nominated by the elder Bush four years later).
As is his wont, Biden lets the cat out of the bag. The biggest problem for liberals when it came to Bork was not his originalist views of the Constitution, or that he pulled the trigger for Nixon in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, but the fact that he was brilliant and could be expected to push the court to the right for generations to come — hence he had to be destroyed.
How seemingly gracious of Biden to acknowledge Bork as legal exemplar, albeit long after it mattered and seeing how it is now beyond dispute.”
AUSTIN MAIL BOMBS: A fifth package has exploded, this time at a FedEx facility about 60 miles southwest of Austin. Thankfully, it was on an automated conveyor belt and noone was injured.
PRO-LIFE: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. This is the earliest such law in the U.S. and will surely be tested in the courts.
REPENTANCE: Powerful pro-life testimony by a former abortionist. “I don’t believe a woman can remain unscathed after killing her child.”
PATHETIC: The Dominicans who run Providence College have refused to condemn the thugs who have threatened and harassed a student for affirming Catholic teaching on marriage. All they’ve done is move the victim to new housing in an undisclosed location!
JESUS: A low budget, independent, Christian message film is outperforming an expensive, highly touted, big studio production about a high school boy ‘coming out’ as gay. In their first week-ends, I Can Only Imagine took in about $14 million while Love, Simon took in about $12 million despite opening on 800 more screens.
INSOMNIA: “Scientists are beginning to suspect there is a strong, if as yet unproven, link between gut health – the diversity and well-being of bacteria in the stomach, small and large intestines – and sleep health.
COMMIEFORNIA: Los Alamitos, a small Orange County, California, town has decided to opt out of the state’s new sanctuary laws, which keeps cities and towns from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
We are working away to launch the Gosnell Movie across the US. We are very close to making an announcement and you will be the first to know when we have all the details ironed out.
As a way of raising awareness of the film and ensuring a huge audience when we launch we are going around the country having sneak peek screenings. The response has been overwhelming.
Ann has been in Houston, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and, as I write this, is at the airport on her way to screenings in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
We have lots of other screenings coming up in places such as Chicago and Springfield PA. Check our Facebook page to see if there is going to be a screening near you.
We also wanted to let you know about something that touched our hearts. Many of you donated in memory of your loved ones and we have always appreciated your help. Recently we had a new donation and the name on it was “For our two wee ones lost via miscarriage”.
It moved us greatly to see that and made us all the more determined to get the film out to as many people as possible.
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I hit the 5 star jackpot this week with my Netflix choices!
Kyle Smith at National Review calls it “a Biblically-infused version of torture porn” that “may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released by one of the major Hollywood studios.”
“Mother is the kind of film that makes you want to walk out, demand your money back, then file for a restraining order that would forbid the director from coming within 500 miles of any filmmaking equipment again. The following groups of people should take care to avoid Mother at all cost: pregnant women, those with nervous constitutions or heart conditions, and anyone who happens to be burdened with good taste.”
THIS REVIEW IS BROUGHT TO YOU AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY THE FORMER PISTOL PETE, NOW JUST PETE, AND THE LETTER ‘L’ AND THE NUMBERS 3 AND 8.
Actually, that song is the theme song for an overnight sports talk show on the weekends. It could also apply to the annual Hollywood elitist orgy of backslapping, self-congratulating, republican bashing, mutual masturbation party. I can’t remember ever wasting my time to watch these vacuous juveniles who think being paid obscene sums of money to say lines someone else has written makes them our moral and intellectual superiors.
As viscerally as they despised George W. Bush, they thought he was an uneducated, warmongering moron, and relished the fact that he never hit back. Trump is different because he used to be one of them… or so they thought. Granted, he has an immense ego. If I had billions of dollars I might too. But they hate him now because he does not engage in groupthink along with them. Keep in mind a large percentage of these Hollywood types never finished high school, because they were chasing their dream of stardom and riches.
Let me state that I think Stephen Colbert is a nasty little bedwetting punk who was probably bullied in school for being a sneaky little tattletale jackass. Then he has the good fortune to get hooked up with a popular TV show and now he can behave like the obnoxious boor that he really is. He promised beforehand to be a dick last night and he delivered.
Emmys Go Political in First Minute: Colbert’s Opener Has Trump Treason, ‘Confederate’ Jokes — and Male Handmaids
“Even treason’s better on TV,” host Stephen Colbert sings as an image of Trump and Putin flashes on screen
He pointed out that Emmy voters handed out repeated awards to Bryan Cranston for playing drug kingpin Walter White on “Breaking Bad” — and said Trump was “Walter Whiter.”
The opening climaxed with former White House spokesman Sean Spicer joking about the crowd size of the event — parodying his own comments about Trump’s inauguration crowd size.
Politics center stage as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sweeps Emmys
NBC’s long-running comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” went into Emmys week with 22 nominations — the joint-highest total alongside “Westworld” — after a year of mercilessly spoofing the new commander-in-chief.
Its haul of five Creative Arts statuettes included outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Melissa McCarthy, whose “Unhinged Spicey” take on Sean Spicer came to embody early criticism of the administration.
Alec Baldwin took home best supporting actor in a comedy for his Trump impersonation.
“I suppose I should say at long last, Mr President, here is your Emmy,” he joked, in a dig at Trump’s oft-stated annoyance at never having won a statuette for NBC reality show “The Apprentice” or its celebrity spin-off.
Alec Baldwin Wins Emmy Award & Offers It To Donald Trump?!
Stephen Colbert Opens 2017 Emmy Awards With Musical Number, Trump Jokes, & Sean Spicer |
Actress: “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black!” When Asked Who She’s Rooting For to Win Emmy Awards
Issa Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s ‘Insecure‘ and when asked from the red carpet on Sunday who she was rooting for to win Emmy awards, she responded, “I’m rooting for everybody black! I am!”
Controversy about race is nothing new to award shows. in 2016 a hashtag on social media #OscarsSoWhite was trending after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2016 Oscar nominees. Only white actors and actresses were chosen for the top coveted categories for the second year in a row.
2017 Emmy Awards Sean Spicer appearance
COLBERT CAUGHT A GIFT OF SHIT FROM HIS FELLOW ASSHOLES FOR BRINGING SPICER OUT
Reaction to Spicer’s Emmys appearance: ‘Please don’t normalize’ him
For many, it was an attempt to “normalize” a former White House Press Secretary who “repeatedly” and “blatantly” lied to the American people on behalf of President Trump.
Spicer’s jokes, mocking his own claims about Trump’s inaugural crowd size, stirred many angry reactions on Twitter within moments of him leaving the stage.
Please pray for those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. My dd is headed down to help with relief efforts.
Four countries have refused to take back citizens the U.S. is trying to deport. Trump has hit back by imposing visa sanctions on them.
BOYCOTT AMC’s new show “Preacher.” The first five minutes graphically depicted Jesus Christ losing his virginity with a married woman.
Journalists have disgraced their profession and done more damage to themselves than Trump ever could have done.
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We lost two people over the weekend who were referred to as comedians. Humor, it seems, is generational. People laughed at vaudeville, Laurel and Hardy, Ernie Kovacs, the Three Stooges, Lenny Bruce, and BETs Def Comedy Jam. Some people think holding up a bloody piece of meat that looks like the president’s head is rip-roaringly funny.
I never saw Dick Gregory’s live act. I did see him on Johnny Carson and a few other guest spots, mostly there to bash white people in the name of civil rights. I never found anything funny about black comics whose entire schtick was bashing white people. With the ingrained antipathy toward caucasians they have a ready-made audience. The same people who idolize rappers, drug use, and murdering police officers.
When Jerry Lewis, the son of vaudevillians, was paired with a handsome Italian crooner named Dean Martin, magic happened. They were perfect together. Martin, the straight man to Lewis, playing a zany lunatic. They made history together. After they split Martin went on to a successful career as a singer and Las Vegas icon. Lewis wrote, directed, acted, and produced one hit movie after another. He had total control because the studios knew anything he touched was box office gold.
Lewis had another burning passion, and that was children. Danny Thomas founded Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Lewis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the child-killing affliction of muscular dystrophy through his Labor Day Telethons that aired for years. In the early days, it was the only program that was on long after the other stations had signed off for the night.
The most emotional moment of the event for me was the time when, after decades apart, Dean Martin walked onstage and hugged his old friend. I also remember Lewis grousing about how his son, Gary, and his band, the Playboys, who had a hit in the 60’s called “This Diamond Ring,” would practice at his house and make such a racket he made them leave.
Dick Gregory will be remembered as a minor talent. Jerry Lewis will be remembered by those of us who grew up laughing along with a man who was blessed with a multitude of talents and did them all well.
Flynn: Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, Comic Geniuses If Only They Were Funny
Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis passed away this weekend. Their deaths were no laughing matter to their many fans. Their lives were no laughing matter to their many critics.