Pianist Cancels All U.S. Concerts Over Foreign Policy
I respect Polish concert pianist Krystian Zimmerman’s moxie. Oh, he hasn’t a clue what he is talking about, but he has the courage of his convictions at least, which is more than I can say for all those wild-eyed, half-informed, hypocrites in the American entertainment industry. You see, a few days ago, pianist Zimmerman announced in the middle of a concert that he would no | Read More »
Chavez’ Penn, Or How Santa Monica High Should Hang Its Penn in Shame
Someone needs to sue Santa Monica High School for education malpractice on behalf of the ill-educated Sean Penn. I mean, the man is nearly illiterate and he certainly has no grasp on history, philosophy, or statecraft. But his wacko left-wing inanities aside, it is his illiteracy that seems the most lamentable. Oh, it isn’t Rosie O’Donnell illiterate, hers is a special class of insensibility all | Read More »
CONFIDENTIAL to America
In lieu of a real post, I have a few personal messages to the people making news (or at the very least piquing my curiosity): To the nice lady I saw at the Tax Day Tea Party wearing a “Huckabee 2008″ button: As a native Arkansan, let me assure you that Huckabee is the quintessential Arkansas politician — in other words, a Baptist socialist. Bill Clinton | Read More »
More Useful Idiots: Cleese hates Bush, Slams Marines, Chan Kicks Democracy, too ‘Chaotic’
Proving the old adage that instead of sitting quietly letting everyone think you are an idiot one should speak up and prove it, funnyman John Cleese and Kung Fu action star Jackie Chan recently did some talking that they should probably have avoided. Apparently unaware that they’ve left office, Cleese unloaded on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and seemed to say U.S. Marines weren’t | Read More »
Jackie Chan beats up Alec Baldwin and becomes new leader of Hollywood liberals
www.thepoliticalclass.com Jackie Chan beats up Alec Baldwin and becomes new leader of Hollywood liberals Jackie Chan didn’t really beat up Alec Baldwin. But his recent statement on freedom in China just might leapfrog him right over Alec Baldwin as the new poster boy for the position of Director of Hollywood Comrades. The AP reports on the uproar created by his comments last week at a | Read More »
Woody Harrelson: Zombie Fighter Extraordinaire
Personally, I am thankful to providence for bestowing Woody Harrelson, zombie fighter, unto this earth to defend us all from those wayward and dangerous zombie paparazzi. Why, we’d be overrun with the shuffling menaces were it not for the brave and selfless actions of Woody Harrelson, zombie fighter! It is my pleasure to recount Captain Zombie Killer’s latest epic struggle with the flesh eating, undead | Read More »
Even voters in Hollywood notice the tax problem.
Joy McCann (Little Miss Attila) links to John McCann (Write Enough) (must be one of those coincidences) on why there are Tea Parties going on everywhere: Taxes are particularly unfair in Hollywood. You may hardly work for years – ahem! – then sell something for a big score. The government taxes you at the highest rate, as if you’d been sweeping in the long green | Read More »
Alec Baldwin: “Why We Need the New York Times.” Or – even a broken clock is right twice a day.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Alec Baldwin: “Why We Need the New York Times.” Or – even a broken clock is right twice a day. Alec Baldwin makes a pitch for the broken clock that is the NY Times. Full story at the Huffington Post here. He starts out with his past devotion to the Times: I picked up the paper every day, back when many places ran out | Read More »
Consumers want DVD convenience and freedom
I have written about the legal battle going on over RealDVD before (see here and here). For those of you who don’t follow the issue RealNetworks developed software that would allow consumers to legitimately save a copy of DVDs they own to their computer’s hard drive for back up in case of loss or to watch without needing to carry around the hard copy (for | Read More »
Actor Dwight Schultz (A-Team’s Captain Murdock) talks about being a conservative in Hollywood.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Actor Dwight Shultz (A-Team’s Captain Murdock) talks about being a conservative in Hollywood. Dwight Schultz has an interesting piece over at Big Hollywood. I’ve included several parts below. Link to full story here. About his meeting Charlton Heston: In 1980 I had the privilege of working with Charlton Heston at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in Paul Giovanni’s Sherlock Holmes thriller “The | Read More »
The lesser know Jeremy Piven stategy
Cross posted to The Political Class. Dave earlier laid out the Cloward-Piven strategy about using orchestrated crises to accomplish your objectives. Then there is its lesser know corollary, which I will call the Jeremy Piven strategy – how to use manufactured crises to avoid responsibilities you don’t want. Jeremy Piven is the emmy winning actor who many people love as the Hollywood super agent Ari | Read More »
Original Battlestar Galatica’s Dirk Benedict Takes On Hollywood
I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Hemmingway’s third person account in the National Review, which provided a forum for Dirk to add some contextual comments such as Not being able to shy away from such politically incorrect opinions also might have had something to do with his decision to abandon Hollywood for Montana. And Benedict protests that he never had the pathological hunger for fame that characterizes | Read More »
“Fu*k The Army” or “FTA” film starring Jane Fonda plays in New York
Cross posted at www.thepoliticalclass.com “Fu*k The Army” or “FTA” film starring Jane Fonda plays in New York. Hanoi Jane attended a screening of “Fu*k The Army” in New York this February. The film, starring Jane Fonda and Donald Southerland, was produced and shown briefly in 1972. If you haven’t guessed it’s a very anti-military movie. To be more accurate it’s a very anti U.S. military | Read More »
Heartbreak! Obama Not Enough to Sustain Hollywood Lovefest
Sing it…. “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I feel Obama in the air he makes us all friendly, he’s the real thing” …. OK, maybe that wonderful sentiment can’t last. But, as Andrew Breitbart reports, this emotional high has only lasted the Obamagassed Ashton Kutcher a mere 10 days. 10 measly days was all the love-your-neighbor that Mr. Demi | Read More »
Where The Votes Are, And Why We’re Not Winning Them.
NOTE: This started as a response to Fred Maidment’s comment here and ended up becoming this … so if this seems disjointed, it’s all Fred’s fault – :-). Where the votes are is in the “middle” – that undefined muddled plurality of the electorate that is at best marginally informed, that only really pays attention to the “issues” in the last few weeks (when its | Read More »