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  • AUSTIN HISTORY: Murder at the Butler Pitch and Putt (Background on LBJ)

    06/16/2017 8:24:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 June 2017 | Michael Barnes
    About 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 1951, John Douglas “Doug” Kinser was working in his clubhouse at the Butler Pitch and Putt just east of South Lamar Boulevard when he was confronted with the nose of a gun. “Five bullets from a small caliber gun pierced his body,” reported the Austin Statesman the next day. “Police said three bullets recovered were .25 caliber.” A handsome World War II veteran, Kinser, 33, was a popular golfer who also acted at the Austin Civic Theatre, which later evolved into Zach Theatre. Possible reasons for the brazen murder — some of them...
  • Butler University offers anti-Trump course with ‘strategies for resistance’

    05/04/2017 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/03/17 | Douglas Ernst
    Students at Indiana’s Butler University will soon learn “strategies for resistance” to oppose President Donald Trump. Students paying roughly $36,000 in tuition have signed up for a “Special Topics” class titled “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy.” The course, which begins in August and runs until December, explicitly charges the Republican with “perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism.” "This course explores why and how this happened, how Trump’s rhetoric is contrary to the foundation of the U.S. democracy, and what his win means for the future,” reads a description on Butler’s website, first reported Wednesday by The Heartland Institute....
  • In Memoirs, ex Pope Benedict Says Vatican 'Gay Lobby' Tried to Wield Power -Report

    07/01/2016 9:16:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/16 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called "The Last Conversations," is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Sept. 9. Citing health reasons, Benedict in 2103 became the first pope in six centuries to resign. He promised to remain "hidden to the world" and has been living...
  • Win Butler cut off from talking politics after celebrity game MVP win

    02/13/2016 9:16:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    ¡New York Post ^ | February 13, 2016
    “I just wanted to say, it’s an election year in the U.S., the U.S. has a lot it can learn from Canada, health care, taking caring of people,” said Butler, who was born in California before moving north. “We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics,” interjected Steele. “Congratulations on your MVP.”
  • Iraq Weapons Hunter Was Stymied By Albright

    10/07/2004 8:34:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 7,622+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/7/04 | Carl Limbacher
    United Nations - CIA-Iraq chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, whose report cast doubt on Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, was blocked from reaching that same conclusion in 1999-2000 by the Clinton White House. Before officially joining the CIA weapons hunt earlier this year, Duelfer spent more than 8 years hunting WMD at the United Nations, first for the noted Swede Rolf Ekeus, than the flamboyant Aussie Richard Butler. Butler, known for his repeated clashes with Iraq officials, was eventually forced out of his U.N. job by the French and Russian ambassadors in June...
  • Tom Brady Giving MVP Truck To Malcolm Butler

    02/03/2015 2:05:47 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 61 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady won his fourth Lombardi Trophy and third Super Bowl MVP award Sunday night. But he wouldn’t have accomplished that without a clutch interception by undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler, who picked off Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at the New England one-yard line with just seconds remaining in Super Bow XLIX to seal the victory for the Patriots. “I think there are a lot of people who are very deserving of this award,” Brady said Monday morning in Arizona as he collected his latest MVP trophy. As MVP, Brady also received a shiny new Chevy truck. While...
  • What ‘The Butler’ gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race [movie falsely portrays Reagan as racist]

    09/01/2013 5:16:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner
    Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner are Ronald Reagan historians. One cold evening in Dixon, Ill., in the early 1930s, a young man known as Dutch Reagan brought home two African American teammates from his Eureka College football team. The team was on the road, and the local hotels had refused the two black players. So Reagan invited them to spend the night and have breakfast with his family. In November 1952, in one of his final meetings as president of Hollywood’s Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater...
  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    08/31/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/30/2013 | Courtney Coren
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • 'The Butler' Presents An Historically Inaccurate Portrait Of Ronald Reagan

    08/28/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | By Mark Joseph & Paul Kengor
    When we first started getting messages at the Facebook page of “Reagan: The Movie,” objecting to our (allegedly) having chosen Jane Fonda to play the role of Nancy Reagan, we were mildly nonplussed. There were angry calls for boycotts, heartfelt pleas that we change our minds, and the occasional expletive from furious Vietnam veterans. At first we attempted to set the record straight. “Wrong movie,” our Facebook team would write back. “You’re thinking of a movie called ‘The Butler.’” But in time, the trickle turned into a flood and it seemed that no amount of corrections could stop the misunderstanding....
  • Obama says he teared up over butler movie

    08/27/2013 4:36:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 27, 2013
    President Barack Obama teared up watching "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a celluloid depiction of the US civil rights battle as seen by an African-American who served in the White House. "I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go," Obama said in an interview with radio host Tom Joyner. "And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day," said...
  • 'Butler' Box Office Sales Plummet by One-Third

    08/26/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 53 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    The movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" saw its weekend box office receipts plummet by nearly a third, from $24.6 million in its opening week to $17 million last week, after a storm of protests from Republican and veterans groups. The film depicts a White House butler who served eight presidents, and has come under fire for its portrayal of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy as being racially insensitive and for casting Jane Fonda as the first lady. Supporters of President Reagan and veterans groups especially have criticized the film, with some calling for boycotts. Though the film...
  • HOW AWFUL! Oprah’s “The Butler” Is Chock Full of Racist Lies (Video)

    08/21/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-2013 | Jim Hoft
    How absolutely horrible! Oprah and Hollywood are going ga-ga over The Butler a project that is purposely filled with racist lies from beginning to end. What horrible people. As Eric Bolling pointed out today on The Five that the “real” Butler was born in Virginia. His mother was never raped by a white man. His father was never killed by a white man. That was just included as an extra jab at whitey. [video] There’s more… The real Butler’s life story was not bad enough so they had to fill it up with racist lies. Hoover.org reported: "Born in 1919,...
  • Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama

    08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    Lee Daniels didn’t hold back during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obama’s term in office has revealed America’s “true colors” and it is still a racist and “angry” country. Daniels wasn’t directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point. Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of “The Butler” to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn. “I think that people are angry that he’s president and I think that they are showing their...
  • 'The Butler' Director: America More Racist with Obama as President

    08/20/2013 10:48:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 8-20-2013 | Christian Toto
    Many Americans, even those who didn't support Sen. Barack Obama's policies, welcomed the sight of a black president in 2008 as a sign of racial progress. The director of Lee Daniels' The Butler insists that election showed the country's "true colors"--we're still a racist nation. And it's gotten worse since Obama first took office. Daniels, speaking with the low-rated Piers Morgan on CNN Monday night, gave this answer when asked if the country had become more or less racist since Obama's 2008 election victory. "I think that people are angry that he's president, and I think that they're showing their...
  • Oprah’s PR Blitz Helps ‘The Butler’ Open #1 With $25M (It worked)

    08/19/2013 11:08:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 8-18-2013 | Nikki Finke
    Love her or hate her, co-star Oprah Winfrey and her big media blitz helped open the pic even if it did little to help her public image by providing more dirt for her detractors. Yet a survey by Fandango found that 72% of Butler ticket-buyers claimed Oprah’s involvement increased their interest in seeing the film which was her first movie role in 15 years. But The Butler still trailed the opening weekend grosses of two recent and similarly race- and civil rights-themed adult pics: 42 and The Help. No one, and certainly not The Weinstein Company, expected director Lee Daniels’...
  • Rewriting History with The Butler

    08/19/2013 8:03:18 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can't beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you'll lose many a battle, but you'll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education. Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has...
  • Top 5 Inaccuracies in 'The Butler'

    08/16/2013 6:44:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/13 | Christian Toto
    The new political drama Lee Daniels' The Butler takes its cues from a Washington Post article about a black servant named Eugene Allen who worked in eight presidential administrations. That part of the story is essentially unchanged. The rest of the film, a movie stuffed with politics, historical re-creations and presidential imitations, is rife with inaccuracies that should be corrected. Note: Some story spoilers ahead ... President Ronald Reagan was indifferent to the suffering of people of color. Breitbart News reported this week that Reagan biographer Craig Shirley shredded this notion by detailing the president's legislative achievements and personal outtreach...
  • Reagan Biographer Denounces Casting Fonda As Nancy in ´The Butler´

    08/14/2013 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Conservative PR guru and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has an excellent piece over at Breitbart in which he explains why it is utterly detestable that anti-American leftist Jane Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in the new Hollywood film Lee Daniels´ The Butler, and not, it´s not just her infamous pose with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Fonda, Shirley notes, sought to slam the door on Vietnamese "boat people" who were fleeing the brutal Communist regime, while other Americans across the political spectrum -- Shirley commends leftie folk singer Joan Baez for her advocacy of the boat people -- stood up
  • FLASHBACK, 2005: Oprah Makes False Racism Charges Against Store To Promote Movie - Just Like Now!

    08/12/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT · by JihadiKiller
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/12/2013 | Dinah Tellya
    <p>Just Us Coffee Roasters Co-op in Nova Scotia isn’t the kind of business that seems ripe for an employee revolt. The worker-owned co-operative serves up fair-trade organic coffee, pays above minimum wage and offers employees perks such as health benefits, profit-sharing and money to buy shoes.</p>
  • If the the Judicial System was good enough for OJ...

    07/17/2013 1:34:54 PM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies
    Comments on the Althea Butler and "the white man's racist God..." Trevon and the magnificient bubble that is the "ivy league" degree of today.