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Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican!
Jewish Press ^ | August 18, 2005 | Robert J. Avrech

Posted on 08/23/2005 6:54:32 PM PDT by Mike10542

Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican! Posted 8/18/2005 By Robert J. Avrech

I am a Hollywood screenwriter. I have written feature films, episodic television, movies for network and cable. An Emmy Award for the screenplay for my film “The Devil’s Arithmetic” sits over the fireplace in our living room. I have won numerous awards and I have, thank God, made a good living in Hollywood. For an Orthodox boy from Brooklyn raised during the 60’s and 70’s, when all my classmates were bred to be doctors, dentists and accountants, I was obsessed — unnaturally so — with the movies.

For a considerable period of time, I kept my level of Jewish observance a secret. I did not wear my yarmulke to Hollywood meetings. I understood, on the deepest level, that wearing your religion on your sleeve would be professional suicide. I understood that though Hollywood professed to be “open and tolerant,” when it came to religion — any religion, except for something harmless and fashionable like new-age Buddhism — Hollywood was as open as, well, the KKK.

In truth, most Hollywood people have been perfectly respectful of my Orthodoxy. In fact, several have gone out of their way to accommodate the shooting schedules of the films I’ve been involved with. Usually, these have been the Gentiles. The Jews are another story entirely.

This brings me to my second secret life.

I’m a Republican. A heretofore secret Hollywood Republican. I know men and women who are heavy drug addicts and they have no problem finding employment in Hollywood. I know men and women who are gambling addicts and they work pretty regularly. There’s even a director who was arrested for child molestation and yet was hired by Disney — yes, Disney — to helm a picture, and people defended this decision by saying even child molesters have a right to work. I would bet my bottom dollar that all these people are on the correct side of the political spectrum. They are liberal democrats.

Me, I’m a Republican. A conservative Republican. I believe passionately in free market capitalism. I believe in the Second Amendment, i.e., the right to bear arms (I even own several guns and go to the shooting range with friends from shul several times a month). I despise communism and fascism, and I believe there is a special place in hell for Islamic totalitarians and their Western apologists — probably 99.9 percent of Hollywood people.

Let’s be clear about one thing. Hollywood people are glamorous. But that’s about it. They are ill informed about jihad. They are ill informed about Islam. They are ill informed about Israel, the PA, Iraq, Afghanistan. They are ill informed about U.S. history, the Constitution, etc. The truth is, the movie people I’ve met are ignorant about most everything — save the weekend grosses of the top ten films. That they know like human computers.

Like most Brooklyn Jews, I was raised a Democrat, voted Democrat for years and years, and believed, absolutely, that Republicans were evil. That’s what we were taught from birth, right? Democrats are for the poor and the oppressed, and Republicans are for rich people and big corporations. Who questioned such sophisticated political analysis?

But as I grew older and watched the Democratic party turn into an alien entity run by vulgar race hustlers and anti-Semites cloaked as “mere” anti-Zionists — an alien entity that increasingly refused to confront, much less despise, communism — I realized that this was no longer the party that reflected my national or my Jewish aspirations.

The presidency of Jimmy Carter was the last straw. The man was truly ineffectual. I switched to the Republicans and never looked back.

Hollywood, once upon a time, was one of the most patriotic colonies on the planet. During World War II, Frank Capra made a series of propaganda films titled “Why We Fight.” Marlene Dietrich put herself through a most grueling schedule visiting and entertaining our troops and selling war bonds. Jimmy Stewart joined the Air Force. Numerous movie stars put their careers on hold to help the war effort. These men and women loved America and understood who the enemy was and why the enemy had to be not only defeated but obliterated from the face of the earth.

Look at Hollywood now. Sean Penn goes to Iraq and apologizes for American war crimes. Hollywood’s patron saint is Michael Moore, its liturgy his package of lies, the movie “Fahrenheit 9/11.” When this film had its Hollywood premiere, the red carpet was choked with stars just dying to make an anti-Bush statement. We’re talking about movie stars who know basically nothing about politics. To call them fools would be generous. I have spent time with too many of these people, and believe me, if you’re not talking about how beautiful or how talented they are, the conversation sort of just dies.

It is, I kid you not, a badge of honor in Hollywood to hate America. These airheads who have amassed millions through the free market economy constantly spout nonsense about the need for a Scandinavian style socialist government. They don’t even know that the Scandinavian countries are economic basket cases. I’m not making this up. They actually cruise Sunset Strip in their Bentleys and accuse Republicans of being greedy.

Let’s not forget that at the 2004 Democratic National Convention Michael Moore was given a seat of honor next to — who else? — Jimmy Carter. And the speaker who received the longest standing ovation was none other than the Rev. Al Sharpton, America’s most visible race hustler since Jesse Jackson. It was as though the party had been taken over by the Three Stooges. And Hollywood loved it, showering the Dems with more money than ever.

The political divide in Hollywood is now being felt in the most important quarter: the war against Islamic terrorism. Basically, Hollywood denies that such a war exists.

Script #1: I was recently hired to write a movie for a cable station about the war on terrorism. I was flown to New York where I had a long meeting with the head of the network about what he wanted. He described it thus: “I want a hard-hitting multi-character story about terrorism, with one storyline that emphasizes how someone can be reached through education.”

Okay, that sounded pretty good. My juices were flowing. This is the kind of material I specialize in. Humanistic but with some good action scenes.

And then the head of the network started talking about President Bush. He accused him of being anti-Semitic.

I was flabbergasted. You may disagree with President Bush’s policies, you may not like his speeches or the way he butchers the English language, but gee willikers, no American president has shown such friendship to Jews and to Israel as this fine man. I tried to lay out a few facts, but the head of the network — Jewish, naturally — just brushed them aside. Don’t bother me with facts, he was saying, I believe what I believe and that’s the end of the conversation.

I should have interpreted this as a warning of what was to come and not taken the job. But I did.

After handing in the first draft, I was told that the character of the Islamic suicide bomber was not acceptable. I was told that my portrayal was “insensitive.” After the second draft I was ordered to remove the mosque where a dissident group was vying for control from the more moderate Muslims. And now, five drafts later, here’s what the screenplay has turned into: The Islamic terrorists who properly dominated the original draft are now minor players. American militia members, ala Timothy McVeigh, are now the bad guys.

When I tried to explain that American militia members are hardly a threat to anyone now that the back of the militia movement has been broken through a series of lawsuits, the executives stared right through me. When I confront these people with the truth they look at me as if I am some visitor from some foreign planet.

Which I guess I am.

This film is no longer about terrorism. It’s no longer about…anything. It’s a mess. A jumble of conflicting story lines that can never cohere because the network executives, all proud Democrats, refuse to admit that Islamic terror exists. I was actually told in one meeting that “Jewish terrorists” in Israel are just as dangerous as Arab terrorists. I stared at the executives and felt my blood pressure rise. Jewish terrorists? What Jewish terrorists? What universe are these people living in? Are they just making this stuff up as they go along? Are they even aware that they are lying? Do they even care? Or do they truly believe the nonsense they spout? If they do, then I am truly frightened.

Further, I was lectured that I was anti-Islamic and my screenplay proved it because most of my Islamic characters were terrorists. I tried to calmly and rationally explain that it was Islamic terrorists who sawed off Daniel Pearl’s head; Islamic terrorists who brought down the Twin Towers; Islamic terrorists who blew up the USS Cole; and Islamic terrorists who routinely butcher Israeli men, women and children.

“Israel is different,” the Jewish producers self-righteously lectured me. “If not for the occupation, blah, blah, blah....Besides, we don’t deal in stereotypes...”

In fact, these Hollywood executives do not deal in or care about truth. Did I mention that they are all active Democrats who consider Republicans war mongers, racists, homophobes and just plain evil idiots?

By the way, if ever you should get into a contract negotiation with any of these kind and gentle Democrats, you’ll be lucky to walk away with your undershirt. Talk about brutal. You have not experienced pain until your lawyer calls to inform you that your regular deal has been somewhat modified — meaning you’re about to get murdered financially by some star who just minutes ago was on TV cradling some starving African child.

I have to admit that I have given up on this script. My agent called me up and told me the producers were sensing that I was being “difficult.” Understand, difficult in Hollywood-speak is a lot like getting the plague in medieval Europe. If you are known as difficult in Hollywood, You... Do...Not...Work. Exit parnassah.

My agent, a wonderful woman, told me, “Just do what they want and walk. It’s only a movie.”

Every day, I step into my office and write the words to the script. Every night, I go to bed and repeat to myself the mantra “It’s only a movie. It’s only a movie.” So why is that I cannot sleep — have not, in fact, been able to sleep for weeks and weeks?

Script #2. I have been hired to write a bio-pic about a very famous Republican talk-show host. A man who has revolutionized the radio format. I decide that I’m going to be up front with the studio executives.

“I’m not going to assassinate this man,” I explain. “If that’s what you want, get another writer.”

“No, no, we want you to do it because you have such a good feel for character. Just be honest.”

I’m a moron. I believe them.

I go off and write the script. I hand it in and walk into a firestorm of a meeting. I’ve been too gentle with the talk-show host, they say.

“How?” I ask.

“Well, look at what he’s done to this country,” an executive challenges.

“What, he has 25 million daily listeners who adore him. What’s he ever done except almost self-destruct on pain killers — which I portray in all its awful detail.”

“But he’s a hypocrite!”

“In what way?”

“Well, he talks about family values and look how many times he’s been divorced!”

Have they read the script? The script goes into why the man cannot make a true love match. He’s a sad man. He’s a lonely man.

I ask a really stupid question: “Have any of you ever listened to him?”

They gaze at me as if I’m last week’s trash.

Just as I suspected. Not one of them has ever listened to his show. They all agree he’s not worth listening to.

A few weeks later I’m replaced by a writer who’s a well-known Democrat. My agent tells me that this new writer is absolutely murdering this decent talk show host. Making stuff up, no doubt.

You see, Democrats in Hollywood, and pretty much everywhere, are not satisfied with debating the rights and wrongs of issues. It always comes down to personal attacks. Republicans are not just wrong, we’re evil. This talk show host is not simply wrong, he’s a lying hypocrite.

It’s enough to make a grown man weep.

Last year the Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh was murdered in Holland at the hands of Islamic extremists. It was a gruesome murder. There was not one word of protest from the Hollywood community. Because of liberal political correctness, the 2002 version of Tom Clancy’s “The Sum of All Fears” transformed Palestinian terrorists into European neo-Nazis.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been leaning very heavily on Hollywood the past few years and the film industry is, frankly, terrified. According to CAIR, not a single Muslim should ever be portrayed as a terrorist on film, reality be damned.

The sad truth is that behind the dashing and courageous Hollywood characters up on the screen sit a bunch of cowards. A group of craven men and women who have little love for this country and who have no idea that Islamic terrorists are working hard to bring down the foundations of civilization.

These Hollywood liberals spend their lives negotiating. They believe that when the time comes they will sit down with Osama bin Laden and cut a deal. Imagine how surprised they’ll be when the cold blade hits their necks. Imagine their shock when they realize there is no negotiating with barbarians; that Osama makes no distinctions between Democrats and Republicans, between observant Jew and Buddhist chanting Jew. I hope it never comes to that, but imagine such a story line.

Actually, it would make a pretty good movie. I should try and pitch it.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhpl; hollywood; hollywoodright; mediabias
From one Hollywood hating Jewish Republican to another!!!
1 posted on 08/23/2005 6:54:32 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: Mike10542
It's like deja view...


Help! I'm a Hollywood Republican!
  Posted by alan alda
On Bloggers & Personal 08/21/2005 8:00:12 PM CDT · 45 replies · 384+ views


The Jewish Press ^ | Robert J. Avrech
Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican! By Robert J. Avrech I am a Hollywood screenwriter. Ihave written feature films, episodic television, movies for network and cable. An Emmy Award for the screenplay for my film “The Devil’s Arithmetic” sits over the fireplace in our living room. I have won numerous awards and I have, thank God, made a good living in Hollywood. For an Orthodox boy from Brooklyn raised during the 60’s and 70’s, when all my classmates were bred to be doctors, dentists and accountants, I was obsessed — unnaturally so — with the movies. For a considerable period...
 

Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican!
  Posted by kiriath_jearim
On Bloggers & Personal 08/21/2005 3:43:43 PM CDT · 11 replies · 253+ views


The Jewish Press ^ | 8/18/05 | Robert J. Avrech
Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican! Posted 8/18/2005 By Robert J. Avrech I am a Hollywood screenwriter. Ihave written feature films, episodic television, movies for network and cable. An Emmy Award for the screenplay for my film “The Devil’s Arithmetic” sits over the fireplace in our living room. I have won numerous awards and I have, thank God, made a good living in Hollywood. For an Orthodox boy from Brooklyn raised during the 60’s and 70’s, when all my classmates were bred to be doctors, dentists and accountants, I was obsessed — unnaturally so — with the movies. For a...
 


2 posted on 08/23/2005 6:56:48 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That's treja vue, KII.

:)


3 posted on 08/23/2005 6:58:55 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Mike10542
Like most Brooklyn Jews, I was raised a Democrat, voted Democrat for years and years, and believed, absolutely, that Republicans were evil. That’s what we were taught from birth, right? Democrats are for the poor and the oppressed, and Republicans are for rich people and big corporations. Who questioned such sophisticated political analysis?

There. Fixed by a Philly non-religious Jew who was raised the same way.

4 posted on 08/23/2005 7:06:25 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Sen. Chucky Shmucky Hagel..STFU!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

don't ya just hate that?


5 posted on 08/23/2005 7:09:35 PM PDT by birbear (Admit it. you clicked on the "I have already previewed" button without actually previewing the post.)
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To: Mike10542

Jew or not, a Republican in Hollywood??

I recommend suicide. Better than having to tolerate the LOONS AND COMMUNISTS of Hollywood....arrrghghh...


6 posted on 08/23/2005 7:12:20 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Mike10542

"I’m a Republican. A heretofore secret Hollywood Republican. I know men and women who are heavy drug addicts and they have no problem finding employment in Hollywood"

I’m a Republican too. A 'not in your face' Republican. I know men and women who are heavy drug addicts and they have no problem finding employment in America period! While the rest of the honest hard working population falls through the cracks day after day.


7 posted on 08/23/2005 7:17:24 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Keith in Iowa
This guy has the brains to produce and write a fantastic movie! All he needs is someone to bank roll him!! HEY, Mel are you listening?!! The Blair witch project was made in a shoestring budget and made millions! Why can't someone with deep pockets do the same for this gent! C'mon help this brave intelligent man to beginning his own movie studio...we know you're out there lurking!
8 posted on 08/23/2005 7:19:00 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Mike10542

A very good reason to stop going to the movies Hollywood produces. That, and the fact that most of the movies are sooooo lame.


9 posted on 08/23/2005 7:21:20 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: Mike10542

My agent, a wonderful woman, told me, “Just do what they want and walk. It’s only a movie.”

....Yeah right, it only would've been just another
anti-America propaganda hit piece brokered by Satans agent. Get real


10 posted on 08/23/2005 7:22:50 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Mike10542

Amazing, chilling, troubling - makes me never want to go and see a movie again.


11 posted on 08/23/2005 7:25:43 PM PDT by bethtopaz (Rush Limbaugh In The Morning: Life Is Short - Enjoy Dessert First!)
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To: Mike10542
The guy is either incredibly disengenuous or incredibly naive. Anyone who has been in H'wood more than eight seconds understands that films have to be aimed at an international market.
12 posted on 08/23/2005 7:31:39 PM PDT by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: Mike10542
The presidency of Jimmy Carter was the last straw. The man was truly ineffectual. I switched to the Republicans and never looked back.

For me, it was the ascendancy of Bill Clinton in the party I grew up supporting. I supported Democrats until the summer of '92. When I saw what was coming down the pike of the party I had joined, I walked away. For the first time I voted Republican.

Of course, I lost that election. And I lost in '96, too.

But 2000 and 2004 have been real nice. :)

13 posted on 08/23/2005 7:38:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Mike10542
I have been hired to write a bio-pic about a very famous Republican talk-show host. A man who has revolutionized the radio format. I decide that I’m going to be up front with the studio executives.

“I’m not going to assassinate this man,” I explain. “If that’s what you want, get another writer.”

“No, no, we want you to do it because you have such a good feel for character. Just be honest...”

I go off and write the script. I hand it in and walk into a firestorm of a meeting. I’ve been too gentle with the talk-show host, they say.

“How?” I ask.

“Well, look at what he’s done to this country,” an executive challenges.

“What, he has 25 million daily listeners who adore him. What’s he ever done except almost self-destruct on pain killers — which I portray in all its awful detail.”

“But he’s a hypocrite!”

“In what way?”

“Well, he talks about family values and look how many times he’s been divorced!”

Have they read the script? The script goes into why the man cannot make a true love match. He’s a sad man. He’s a lonely man.

I ask a really stupid question: “Have any of you ever listened to him?”

They gaze at me as if I’m last week’s trash.

Just as I suspected. Not one of them has ever listened to his show. They all agree he’s not worth listening to.

A few weeks later I’m replaced by a writer who’s a well-known Democrat. My agent tells me that this new writer is absolutely murdering this decent talk show host. Making stuff up, no doubt.

Are we to expect a faux Hollywood biopic about Rush ??

14 posted on 08/23/2005 7:45:27 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: durasell
The guy is either incredibly disengenuous or incredibly naive. Anyone who has been in H'wood more than eight seconds understands that films have to be aimed at an international market.

Definitely a dullard that one. Gee, we all know how persecuted Jews are in Hollywood! I'm not referring to the poster above, but the man in the article.

15 posted on 08/23/2005 7:49:19 PM PDT by youthgonewild
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To: Mike10542

You signed up tomorrow to re-post this?


16 posted on 08/23/2005 7:49:50 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocity of 11 Sept.)
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To: youthgonewild

The arts and sports have always been the place for outsiders and immigrants in America. You come to America and get your butt kicked. Then you get to be in movies/music/sports. And then your kids go to college and end up accountants.

True for almost every immigrant or outside group.


17 posted on 08/23/2005 7:52:37 PM PDT by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever; Mike10542
You signed up tomorrow to re-post this?

Tomorrow, minus one year.

Mike, I'm glad you posted it, since I missed the other threads, and would not have found it otherwise.

18 posted on 08/23/2005 8:00:21 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell

Mea Culpa.


19 posted on 08/23/2005 8:09:22 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocity of 11 Sept.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Easy to do!


20 posted on 08/23/2005 8:11:44 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Mike10542
Very interesting. I hope the author of this essay puts aside some of his scriptwriting, and writes a book about all this. I liked so much of what he wrote, including this:

...I was raised a Democrat, voted Democrat for years and years, and believed, absolutely, that Republicans were evil. That’s what we were taught from birth, right? Democrats are for the poor and the oppressed, and Republicans are for rich people and big corporations. Who questioned such sophisticated political analysis?

Yes, he's right -- that truly is about the highest level of political sophistication ever reached by some people!

LOL... Thanks for taking the time to post this great essay. :)
21 posted on 08/23/2005 8:16:20 PM PDT by summer
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To: Mike10542

I guess this means we can expect a liberal, trashy movie about Rush. Yep, that will increase their box office.

I wonder who they will get to direct it, Oliver Stone?


22 posted on 08/23/2005 8:31:23 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: Mike10542

Thank you for posting. I missed it the other two times because, although I am on FR a LOT, I am not here 24/7. This article made me want to cry. I was a lonely little kid and I watched AMC for company. I grew up loving the movies and in the last 4 years I have been to the theater 4 or 5 times. I hate what the left has done to a once great institution. I hope an alternative devolpes and saves the industry. Mel Gibson gives me some hope.


23 posted on 08/23/2005 8:31:53 PM PDT by Grenada
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To: Mike10542
The Devil's Arithmetic

I betcha his script on Rush would have gotten a pretty good audiance. The new one is going to bomb. Eventually, Hollywood is going to have to wake up to the reality that money is no longer falling from the sky.

"24" btw is doing pretty good with its rather non-PC portrayal of Islamic terrorists.

24 posted on 08/23/2005 8:33:15 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If they release a hit piece on Rush it will just hasten their demise. They don't get how organized and energized we have become. They will discover our, newfound, protesting skills if they attempt to harm Rush in such a manner. It REALLY must suck to be a lefty these days...all the dreams have died..along with all the flowers ;}


25 posted on 08/23/2005 8:38:06 PM PDT by Grenada
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To: Grenada

Oh, that would be fun, wouldn't it? They can't stand that we are winning. George Clooney has a movie coming out about McCarthy. GEORGE FREAKIN CLOONEY. With all his Hollywood money, he couldn't even get his famous father elected in his home state and they still don't get that their views don't represent American views. It's truly pathetic.


26 posted on 08/23/2005 8:51:41 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Mike10542

Yasher koach! Well done!


27 posted on 08/24/2005 12:17:28 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

My epiphany came when PBS of all stations broadcast a special with Milton Friedman, "Free to Choose." It was a life altering event. When I realized that America became what it did by virtue of the free market, not the government there was no turning back. Before this I voted for Carter, my first election. Afterwards, there was no turning back.


28 posted on 08/24/2005 4:53:40 AM PDT by appeal2
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To: Tribune7
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been leaning very heavily on Hollywood the past few years and the film industry is, frankly, terrified. According to CAIR, not a single Muslim should ever be portrayed as a terrorist on film, reality be damned.

"24" is the exception. I heard they so butchered "The Sum of All Fears" that I refused to go see it. The last movie I can remember that gave a somewhat accurate portrayal of Islamofascist terrorism was "True Lies" over 10 years ago, and even then, the PC police screamed bloody murder.

29 posted on 08/24/2005 5:12:35 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Unleash Karl Rove!!!)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
"24" is the exception.

In a lot of ways, not the least of which is that people actually watch it.

30 posted on 08/24/2005 5:16:00 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: BartMan1; Nailbiter; Forecaster; stanley windrush

... ping ...


31 posted on 08/24/2005 5:28:18 AM PDT by IncPen (There's nothing that a liberal can't improve using your money...)
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To: b4its2late; Recovering_Democrat; Alissa; Pan_Yans Wife; LADY J; mathluv; browardchad; cardinal4; ...

See post 14.

32 posted on 08/24/2005 9:35:19 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Born Conservative

Thanks for the ping.


33 posted on 08/24/2005 8:09:50 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Mike10542
Hollywood, once upon a time, was one of the most patriotic colonies on the planet. During World War II, Frank Capra made a series of propaganda films titled “Why We Fight.” Marlene Dietrich put herself through a most grueling schedule visiting and entertaining our troops and selling war bonds. Jimmy Stewart joined the Air Force. Numerous movie stars put their careers on hold to help the war effort. These men and women loved America and understood who the enemy was and why the enemy had to be not only defeated but obliterated from the face of the earth.

It was during the WWII period that Hollywood people became known as the beautiful people. It wasn't because of plastic surgery or fake boobs -- it was for raising war bond money. They were part of us and we were part of them. And we admired them...

Now, Hollywood is peopled by the ugly people, the self absorbed, the petty, the drug addicted, the unpatriotic. And movie wonder why no one wants to watch them...

34 posted on 08/24/2005 8:19:53 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Mike10542
These Hollywood liberals spend their lives negotiating. They believe that when the time comes they will sit down with Osama bin Laden and cut a deal. Imagine how surprised they’ll be when the cold blade hits their necks. Imagine their shock when they realize there is no negotiating with barbarians; that Osama makes no distinctions between Democrats and Republicans, between observant Jew and Buddhist chanting Jew. I hope it never comes to that, but imagine such a story line.

Actually, it would make a pretty good movie. I should try and pitch it.

I'll buy a ticket to see it...

35 posted on 08/24/2005 8:24:24 PM PDT by GOPJ
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