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(Bleep): Ted Cruz Rips HBO Over 'Misogynist' 'True Blood' Episode
Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 07/22/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT by mandaladon

Using Facebook, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz responded to a Sunday night episode of HBO's "True Blood." The show revolved around a vampire bloodbath at a fictional Ted Cruz fundraising event held at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The episode is laced with insults aimed at the GOP and coins the term "Republi-cunt."

Cruz labeled the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden" and then added that he was surprised "HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends...."

Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a "Ted Cruz fundraiser."

Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends....

Tuesday morning Breitbart News reported that HBO apparently tried to sucker former-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin into appearing on the show.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alaska; boycotttimewarner; cruz; democratwaronwomen; facebook; hollywoodreds; militantleft; palin; sarahpalin; texas
Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends...................Cruz has a great sense of humor
1 posted on 07/22/2014 4:47:23 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Defund the Left. Boycott Time-Lies-Warner-Turner.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 4:50:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: mandaladon

Faggot and social engineers produced

One episode...and u know


3 posted on 07/22/2014 4:52:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take backour way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: mandaladon

Interesting that Republicans are routinely using words like misogynist from the feminist perspective.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 4:55:24 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --"Deacon," "Waterworld")
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To: mandaladon

A couple seasons back on Sons of Anarchy, the porn queen went to have an abortion and used the name Sarah Palin.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 4:55:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t follow these programmes, but a few times, when I have chanced across them on tv, I have been disconcerted by the explicit violence. Apparently available for all to watch - but very disturbing, even as adult viewing.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 4:57:12 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t even watch HBO when I am staying in hotels. I can’t imagine ever paying for their programming. But then, that’s just me, I never go to the movies either.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 4:58:40 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: cripplecreek

That was when I quit watching Sons of Anarchy.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 5:04:06 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: mandaladon

This epitomizes why I gave up entirely on all modern tv-programs. Cut them out of my life completely. The whole mixture of vomitous sleaze and leftist propaganda.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 5:04:26 PM PDT by greene66
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To: dainbramaged

I’m all for supporting good TV but that ain’t it. That was just a gratuitous shot at Palin and conservatives.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 5:07:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Truly vile.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 5:09:41 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: mandaladon

Language straight out of DU


12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: greene66

AMC’s “Turn” is solid history based drama about George Washington’s Culper spy ring.

http://www.amctv.com/shows/turn

It was a pleasant surprise. Very pro American with a strong historical basis with all the main characters being historical figures. There is no ambiguity or suggestions that the British were right. There is some added drama but not so much that it buries the history.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Turn is great, can’t wait for the next season


14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:29:21 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: cripplecreek

Too late for me, as I’ve already dumped my dish.

I don’t doubt there are a few decent, a few tolerable, items still circulating on tv. But, the whole process of finding them got to be akin to descending into a noxious, open-sewer to find the few rare gems. Ultimately the stench became too great to even bother anymore.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:31:21 PM PDT by greene66
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To: a fool in paradise

7 yrs ago got rid of cable when it crossed $50 Mark. Our family talks to each other. When a baseball game is on I cherish it.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: mandaladon

“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,whatever things are just,whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise-
worthy, meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8.

If we followed this Christian teaching, TV and movies and the internet wouldn’t be the pathological sewers they’ve become.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:36:04 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,whatever things are just,whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise-
worthy, meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8.”

Ditto


18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:44:24 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: bigtoona

And a great way to fight the culture war by supporting good TV.

The Last Ship is a new one on TNT Sunday nights. Its fantasy but it’s good stuff with conservative Adam Baldwin. There was some kind of global plague that wiped most people out and they’re a Naval ship looking for a cure as well as fuel and food. At the same time there’s a rogue Russian ship running around causing trouble. Very subdued role for Baldwin.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

I’m certain the term “loathsome” was created to describe HBO.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 5:47:01 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: mandaladon

This is actually why the GOP needs to win the Senate majority this Fall.

Imagine Ted Cruz being able to chair hearings on the matter. Put together a witness list that includes experts who will testify that this sort of nonsense incites political violence. Read into the record how the political violence (and school shootings) since Oklahoma City have been committed almost exclusively by Liberals/Democrats.

Then subpoena the writers and producers to respond. Actually, make them sit in the committee room when the experts call them out for having blood on their hands.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 5:52:47 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: familyop

How do you know Cruz used the term ‘misogynist’ from a feminist POV?


22 posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Rome was a good show which I still watch. Sopranos is over rated and boring. The best show they ever did was “Earth to the Moon” which was super.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 5:57:50 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: mandaladon

and remember how palin got so much flack for talking about “targeting” liberal districts.

When there were assassination movies on bush, the “machete kills” movie where they killed republicans and now this.

Hypocrisy is too nice a word for what they do.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 5:59:27 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: familyop
Interesting that Republicans are routinely using words like misogynist from the feminist perspective.

It's called throwing it back in their faces.

25 posted on 07/22/2014 6:03:31 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: mandaladon
HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends...

Sounds like an insult to blood-sucking fiends.

26 posted on 07/22/2014 6:14:17 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: greene66

This is why I largely stick to old TV shows when I watch any TV (The High Chaparral, The Saint, The Andy Griffith Show, etc.).


27 posted on 07/22/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: mandaladon
Why even give them the publicity? There is no reason for him to say anything. Politicians are the biggest babies on Earth.
28 posted on 07/22/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: cripplecreek

Adam baldwin conservative?????? I think you are referring to Steven Baldwin.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 6:59:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: Yorlik803

Big Brother is an awesome show..Sorry. Guilty Pleasure. At least they have to use some strategy to win.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Adam Baldwin No relation to Alec or Steven. Played Animal Mother in Platoon and Jayne on the Firefly series. He’s solidly conservative but says it wasn’t always so.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 7:03:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Yorlik803

Band of Brothers was just as good.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: cripplecreek

Sorry, Baldwin played Animal Mother on Full Metal Jacket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hBSGEzpw-8


33 posted on 07/22/2014 7:05:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: familyop

I have a real problem with any word that is gender related, where there exists no equivalent word when it comes to the opposite sex. And lest anyone be confused, I only consider there to be two sexes.

Orange and green...

Okay male and female.

I think the C word is pretty unconscionable. HBO has the distinct ability to come up with plot lines I simply refuse to watch.

I’m a sixty-three year old man who’s heard all sorts of language. I’ve actually used a lot of off-color language. I’ve seen and heard a lot of things. HBO is offensive to me. I can’t watch their own in-house productions.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 7:07:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: DoughtyOne

bump!!


35 posted on 07/22/2014 7:08:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Evidently ‘loathsome’ was coined around 1250 to 1300. When it was coined, it was certainly meant to cover behavior that HBO uses to develop and produce it’s bread and butter products.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/loathsome

I’ve seen folks try to explain why watching makes sense. I watch my share of violent and despicable video content, so I’m no saint. I won’t sign on to watching a series where week after week, it’s just as anti normal decency as it can get.

There’s no redeeming value that can explain away our duty to shun certain things, IMO.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 7:12:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: mandaladon

Bfl


37 posted on 07/22/2014 7:50:27 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: mandaladon

Sarah Palin Drives Stake Through Heart of ‘True Blood’ Producers
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/07/22/Sarah-Palin-Drives-Stake-Through-Heart-of-True-Blood-Producers#


38 posted on 07/22/2014 8:09:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: mandaladon
"Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood sucking fiends....................Cruz has a great sense of humor"

He certainly does :-)

As for the tv show "True Blood"- tried watching it a couple of times, but changed channels after just a few minutes. Even with consideration that it's a show about vampires, what I saw was just over-the-top sick and dark, didn't like it at all.

On another point-This show offers more evidence that CDS (Cruz Derangement Syndrome ) is in full effect.

39 posted on 07/22/2014 8:18:46 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Cubs Fan
HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends... Sounds like an insult to blood-sucking fiends.

It's like comparing politician to prostitutes; the problem is that you have to turn right around and apologize to them.

40 posted on 07/22/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes, we once used the word, sex, when referring to male or female human beings while reserving the word, gender, for plants and terms in Latin languages. Linguistic activism is a related but rather voluminous topic.

I agree that although many of us have used foul language more often privately, avoiding use of it in public discussions better helps to leave us with the opportunity to improve ourselves by avoiding it more in other venues. That’s why idealistic behaviors in mass media were the better way to go.

There’s a word that may be older and more often appropriately used than misogyny, by the way. The word is misogamy.


41 posted on 07/22/2014 9:10:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I haven’t watched television for more than ten years except for an occasional video from it (occasional news, the rare suggested selections and the like). When I canceled the satellite subscription, even Fox News was broadcasting pathologies too much.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 9:14:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Thank for your comments. I hadn’t heard of Misogamy before. I’m not a big fan of the concept. It does express clearly a phobia that men are developing in mass. I think women are signing on to the fear as well.

Since families are the cornerstone of the nation, I think it’s acceptance is very troubling.


43 posted on 07/23/2014 2:12:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: mandaladon

Just require photo ID to vote. Vampires don’t show up in photos so they can’t get an ID and therefore can’t vote!

The whole vampire obsession is stupid if you ask me.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 9:02:05 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: DoughtyOne
On the meaning of misogamy and its historical longevity in the West.

"By law, public sentiment, and religion,–from the time of Moses down to the present day,–woman has never been thought of other than as a piece of property, to be disposed of at the will and pleasure of man. And at this very hour, by our statute books, by our (so-called) enlightened Christian civilization, she has no voice whatever in saying what shall be the basis of the relation. She must accept marriage as man proffers it, or not at all." [Susan B. Anthony, arguing in favor of liberalizing divorce law. CHAPTER XIV. VIEWS ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. Eighty Years And More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 (1898) by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Initial text entry and proof-reading of this chapter were the work of volunteers Teresa McEachern and Mary Mark Ockerbloom. A Celebration of Women Writers: Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Editor. University of Pennsylvania. Accessed 23JUL14. http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/stanton/years/years-XIV.html]

Since then, many laws and policies have been enacted to prevent common families from remaining intact or rising to compete in business.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 12:32:51 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: DoughtyOne
"I can never understand why intelligent girls should want to marry fools just to get married. Many are willing to do so. But I am not." (Susan B. Anthony as quoted in an English program and anti-marriage, anti-business-competition propaganda effort for foreign nations by Voice of America, many copies around the Net, mostly on sites for Asians).
46 posted on 07/23/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Thanks for the posts. Pretty much lays it out there doesn’t it, what the feminist movement was all about.


47 posted on 07/23/2014 12:43:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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