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  • Our ‘Face in the Crowd’

    08/18/2014 9:04:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Elia Kazan’s classic A Face in the Crowd is a good primer on Barack Obama’s rise and fall. Lonesome Rhodes arises out of nowhere in the 1957 film, romancing the nation as a phony populist who serially spins yarns in the most folksy ways — confident that he should never be held to account. Kazan’s point (in the film Rhodes is a patsy for conservative business interests) is that the “folks” are fickle and prefer to be charmed rather than informed and told the truth. Rhodes’s new first name, Lonesome, resonates in the film in a way that Barack does...
  • Has Barack Obama Turned Into Lonesome Rhodes? (Watch "You're Gonna LOVE ME" Video)

    09/16/2011 4:59:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    Self | September 16, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Has Barack Obama turned himself into Lonesome Rhodes from the underrated but BRILLIANT movie "A Face in the Crowd?" Something about Obama whining that "If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill," about his jobs bill (is it in writing yet?) sounded familiar. I kept thinking and thinking where I heard that theme before and then it hit the end of "A Face in the Crowd" in which a disgraced Lonesome Rhodes is begging for love. Watch the VIDEO and you can see Lonesome Rhodes begging for love at about the 35 second mark. It...
  • Vandals Strike Andy Griffith Statue

    02/23/2010 2:32:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies · 899+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Tom Joyce
    The familiar statue of Andy and Opie that greets those passing by the Surry Arts Council building on Rockford Street has a noticeably different look due to being painted red and green during a weekend vandalism. “It’s very disappointing,” Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said Monday of an act that will require a huge expense to correct. “It’s disheartening that you’ve got people out here in the community that would do that,” said Lt. Jeff Inman of the Mount Airy Police Department, which is investigating the crime. “It’s a childish-prank kind of thing.”