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  • Secretive group of Hollywood conservatives suddenly dissolves

    04/21/2016 8:11:56 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | 21 April 2016
    The Friends of Abe has acted as a clandestine club for Hollywood conservatives for more than a decade, hosting secret events where they could vent rightwing views and hear speeches from visiting Tea Party luminaries. But on Thursday the organisation – which counts Jon Voight, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kelsey Grammer among its 1,500 members – made an abrupt announcement: it was dissolving. “Today, because we have been successful in creating a community that extends far beyond our events, people just don’t feel as much of a need to show up for every speaker or bar night, and fewer people pay...
  • Progressives in power looking for payback (Obama, Hillary, Cuomo, De Blasio, et al)

    01/25/2014 12:41:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    A few random news items from around the country: •Dinesh D’Souza, a prominent conservative filmmaker, was indicted for allegedly violating federal campaign-finance laws. The indictment was “the result of a routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC by various candidates after the 2012 election for United States senator in New York,” said a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office. Routine. A Google search for “liberal filmmaker indicted” did not turn up any liberal filmmakers who have been indicted. •James O’Keefe, a conservative maker of provocative films, said the New York State Department of Labor had taken...
  • IRS Sets Sights on Secret Hollywood Conservative Group

    01/23/2014 9:20:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Newsmax IRS Sets Sights on Secret Hollywood Conservative Group Thursday, January 23, 2014 09:28 AM By: Drew MacKenzie A conservative group in Hollywood, shrouded in secrecy for fear of a backlash from powerful movie industry liberals, is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service after applying for tax-exempt status. Friends of Abe has attempted to stay under the radar and is fiercely determined to protect the identity of its 1,500 members, The New York Times reports. But now the group has come under the scrutiny of the IRS after the federal agency requested information about its meetings with politicians including...
  • Friends of Abe: hope for Hollywood after all

    03/06/2011 7:48:09 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 22 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MARCH 6TH, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Being Republican is the New Gay in terms of stereotyping and being under threat of black lists from far left liberal progressive employers calling the shots in Hollywood. To counter this discrimination, Gary Sinese organized an underground movement called “Friends of Abe,” after Abraham Lincoln to meet low key in restaurants and private homes. Fifties icon Pat Boone said, “The movement has grown over the past few years from gatherings of a few dozen to one (recently) that drew over 600 to a billionaire’s California estate.” Not afraid to speak out, Boone is revealing that if progressives controlling Hollywood’s purse...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left ["An American Carol" release Oct. 3]

    09/19/2008 2:23:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 501+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Los Angeles For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen. "Rolling," he shouts. Others throughout...