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Hollywood Poseur ‘Jay Z’ and His White-Men-are-Devils Medallion

April 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Movies, Music, Progressives, Race, Racism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hollywood poseur “Jay Z”–whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter–has taken to wearing a gaudy, coaster-sized medallion from a group that says white people are evil and blacks are a superior race. But the truth is, this mope is wearing the regalia without walking the walk by actually joining the black-centric hate group.

“Jay Z” and his buddies have been seen wearing these medallions lately. They come from a hate group called the Five Percent Nation. The medallion–an eight-point star with the number 7 in the middle–means that blacks are a superior race. It’s sort of a darker version of the Aryan Nation racists.


AP Photo

Recently Michael Muhammad Knight told the New York Post what this hate group believes.
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The Death of the TV Butler–Literally

March 16, 2014 | Filed Under Comic Books, Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Society/Culture, TV, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

TV, movies, and literature used to be filled with Butlers, that manservant to the well to do. But the character device has fallen out of favor lately, so much so that if an actor was famous for playing a butler, he’s probably dead!

Of course, one of the most famous butlers in entertainment history is Reginald Jeeves of the novels penned by P. G. Wodehouse. Jeeves was brought to life on British TV in the early 1990s by comedic actor Stephen Fry. Thankfully, Fry still with us, of course, but the character is an old one having first made the literary scene in 1915.

The most recent TV butler is Mr. Carson on the well-loved British series “Downton Abbey.” Mr. Carson is played by actor Jim Carter who is also still very much alive as this show is still in production. We were also recently treated to actor Forest Whitaker in the schmaltzy movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” a 2013 film also starring Oprah Winfrey. Certainly Whitaker is still alive and working in Hollywood. But a whole host of other film and TV butlers have passed on to that great mansion in the sky and the role of the butler is not used much these days to bring us new ones to replace them.

Batman’s Alfred

Batman has quite a famous butler in the personae of one Mr. Alfred Pennyworth. With apologies to Mr. Wodehouse, I’d suggest that Alfred is the most famous butler in all of western entertainment as we’ve seen more of Mr. Pennyworth than any other butler in the last 70 years.

Alfred first appeared in the comic books in 1943, and most recently famed actor Michael Caine took the role for the Christopher Nolan “Dark Knight” series of Batman movies. Caine is very much with us, granted. We also hear that Jeremy Irons will be taking the role of Alfred in next year’s Superman sequel, “Batman vs. Superman”–he’s also alive and kicking, naturally.

The two mentioned above aside, Alfred has also been personified on TV and in film by several other actors all of whom are dead. In the late 1960s Alan Napier took the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s trusted servant. Napier passed in 1988. Later, when the Batman movies started making headway in the series begun by director Tim Burton, Michael Gough played the famous manservant. Gough died in 2011. Ian Abercrombie also played Alfred for the one-season-long series “Birds of Prey.” He died in 2012. And at least two others who played Alfred in the 1940s era movie serials are also dead.
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Tolerant Hollywood Fires Actress Who Supported Conservative Candidate

January 19, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, California, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Republicans, Rights, Theater, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember, liberals–especially effusive Hollywood folk–are smarter, more loving, more grown up that you knuckle dragging conservatives, and they care more about people, too. And if you don’t agree… they’ll fire you with prejudice. Because: tolerance. That is what happened to one actress in Hollywood that dared support a conservative candidate.

Longtime denizen of Hollywood, actress Maria Conchita Alonso, was fired from an acting job in California because she dared to appear in an ad for Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly.

Donnelly, a current California assemblyman, is now running for governor to replace the extremely left-wing Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, the octogenarian liberal who is driving some of the final nails into California’s coffin.
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Actress Rose McGowan Rails on Twitter About Knockout Game Attack She Witnessed

January 4, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Hollywood, Liberals, Los Angeles, Movies, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actress Rose McGowan is claiming to have witnessed a crime. But not just any crime. She is claiming to have witnessed the “knockout game” in an attack on a 65-year-old victim right there on the streets of Los Angeles.

The actress chronicled the attack on her Twitter feed on January

McGowan claimed that the attacker came cruising up on a skateboard and was wearing a mask as he smashed the poor elderly man in the side of the head.

McGowan said she tried to chase the attacker down but was unable to catch him. But she did write about what she witnessed on Twitter:
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B-List Actor Calls LA Gov. Jindal ‘Dickbrain’ For Supporting ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star

December 30, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bible, Britain, Cable, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Hollywood, Liberals, Liberty, Louisiana, Media Bias, Movies, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Gay British actor Alan Cumming, was not very happy with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for coming to the support of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. In fact, Cumming called Jindal a “dickbrain” for coming to Robertson’s support.

Cumming, who starred in such massive, important cinematic hits as Spy Kids and Smurfs 2 and is now a bit player in the TV show The Good Wife, also noted that he wants to institute a “socialist utopia” in the USA.

The homosexual British actor made these comments on his Twitter feed after he belatedly found out that Bobby Jindal came to Robertson’s support.

On his Twitter account, Cumming noted that Jindal said that the “left may control Hollywood, but not the hearts and minds of a majority of Americans.” Then the actor added, “Yet US voted left. Twice.” The actor added the hashtag “#dickbrain.”
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SNL’s ‘Black As Hell’ Santa Slams Fox News’ Megyn Kelly

December 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Atlanta, Christmas, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Fox News, Holiday, Hollywood, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, PCism, Progressives, Society/Culture, TV, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last week Fox News’s Megyn Kelly told her audience that Santa was a white guy and people should just get over it. By Saturday, NBC’s SNL had a message for America from “Santa Klaus”: “You’ve heard of secret Santa, well here’s a secret: I’m black as hell.”

During SNL’s Weekend Update segment, troupe member Kenan Thompson starred as a black Santa Klaus that riffed on some well-worn and prosaic themes. But even with the same ‘ol, same ‘ol racism topics, the segment did have a few funny lines.

When Weekend Update’s faux anchor Cecily Strong asked Thompson’s “Santa” if he was OK with people thinking that he was really white, Thompson said, “Well, a white guys taking credit for something a black guy did? I’m more used to it than okay with it.”
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The Charlie Brown ‘Meaning of Christmas’ Show Would Never be Allowed Today

December 11, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bible, Christianity, Christmas, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Family, Holiday, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a netcitizen of a certain age, you’ll remember the Charlie Brown TV specials. We all waited for them each year on Halloween and Christmas. It was always a highlight of our childhood years in the 60s and 70s. But if they tried to make heartwarming shows like this today the left-wing, anti-Americans and Christmas haters out there would destroy any TV network that tried it.

This TV cartoon special is so filled with traditional Christmas and Christian religious symbolism that were it made today the left would firebomb any network that tried to do it.

Take the central monologue delivered by Peanuts character Linus who quoted from the Bible to explain what the true meaning of Christmas is for all of us.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg Slams Tom Cruise: ‘How F*cking Dare You’ Compare Acting to Afghanistan

November 15, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Hollywood, Liberals, Military, Movies, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor Mark Wahlberg thinks fellow actor Tom Cruise is a jerk for comparing acting to what our solders have to go through in a tour in Afghanistan. “How F*cking Dare You,” Wahlberg said to Cruise.

A few weeks ago, news broke that Cruise seemed to compare being an actor to serving a tour in Afghanistan during comments he made in a legal deposition.

The court case from which the deposition came is Cruise’s libel suit against magazine publisher Bauer Publishing. He’s suing them for printing the claim that he had abandoned his daughter, Suri, and now ex-wife Katie Holmes.

It wasn’t long before websites like TMZ were posting headlines saying things like: “Tom Cruise — My Job’s As Hard As Fighting in Afghanistan.”

Well, actor Mark Wahlberg is incensed by this idiotic comparison of acting to what our troops have to go through.
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HuffPo’s Non-Movie Review: Brandon Darby’s ‘Informant’ is ‘Misogynistic’?

September 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Huffington Post, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Movies, Progressives, Video, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Brandon Darby, one-time liberal activist and now a Breitbart contributor, is the subject of Informant, a new film about his journey through the left’s grievance factory and the act of domestic terrorism he helped the FBI thwart. But Huffington Post is not very happy about it all. In fact, in his quasi review of the film, HuffPo’s Kris Hermes is more upset at Darby for “undermining” the left than he is at folks on his own side that wanted to kill Americans with firebombs.

At the outset Hermes admits that he has no intention to actually review the film in his film review saying, “I ultimately decided to review Informant not for its content.” But instead Hermes announced he intended to use his piece to name call, gripe about Dabry’s actions, and dismiss any wrongdoing from his compatriots in left-wing activism.

Hermes gets right to the name calling, too. In his first paragraph, Hermes calls Darby a “right-wing propagandist,” in his third he oddly calls Darby a “misogynist” and in between he claims that the FBI exists to “criminalize entire Muslim and Arab-American communities” and says Darby did the same thing; “criminalize fellow (left-wing) activists.”
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Why did Hollywood’s Sarah Silverman Say All Blacks are Criminals?

September 10, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, NRA, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

I can add nothing more tho this…

If Sarah Silverman wants to do another “Funny or Die” video, might I suggest she choose the latter?


Hollywood Anti-War Left Fears It’s Racist to Oppose Obama’s Syrian War

September 7, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, President, Progressives, Syria, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor Ed Asner has explained why the anti-war Hollywood left is absent from the fight against Obama’s war in Syria. Hollywood is more afraid of looking like racists than interested in standing up for their supposed principles against killing people.

Asner made the accusation in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter though he also fell back on Bush-was-worse claims.

Asner is opposed to any military intervention in Syria and said that it could be considered a “war crime” if Obama were to initiate any such action, but he also had an interesting explanation on why there is no organized anti-Syria war movement in Hollywood.

“A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,” Asner said.
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Black Comedian: White People Aren’t Allowed to Decide What’s Racist

August 6, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Hollywood, Liberals, Progressives, Race, Racism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Many on the far left continue to claim that America needs to have “a discussion” on race–even though we’ve been talking about it since roughly 1787. But one black comedian, W. Kamau Bell, apparently doesn’t want to have that discussion. He says all whites are racist, that is that, and they shouldn’t be allowed to talk about what’s racist and what isn’t.

The extremist host of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, told the media that white people should not speak of cases like the George Zimmerman trial.

The worst thing to say to a person of color is, ‘I don’t think that’s racist.’ I don’t think that’s your area. You can have an opinion but I don’t think you are the final word. That’s what’s missing, white people. You’ve got a lot of jobs” but should not have the ‘I know what’s racist’ job. I know what’s imperialism – that’s your job.”

So, white people aren’t allowed to talk about racism? OK, then how do we have this “conversation about race” that the left keeps clamoring for?

Ah, but we know how the left wants to “converse.” They want to tell us that all whites are racist and whites should just shut up and do what the left tells them to do.
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The Stupid ‘Middle East Peace’ Plot Point of ‘White House Down’

July 1, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Hollywood, Liberals, Middle East, Movies, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Saturday I saw the new summer actioner White House Down and found the main conceit of the film laughably stupid, as is all Hollywood fare of this type. Oh, it was a fun flick if you just forget about reality, and I am not just talking about the comic book-like action sequences, either. No, the whole reason why the White House was coming “down,” as it were, was just plain idiotic.

The flick, starring Channing Tatum as a beleaguered Secret Service applicant and Jamie Foxx as the President of the United States, was typical of the over-the-top sort of action flicks that director Roland Emmerich and the those filmmakers like him are so wont to produce. Emmerich was the director of such films as Independence Day (1996) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004), so you know there are going to be big explosions and lots of bullets and car chases.

In fact, there was a sort of inside joke on director Emmerich’s penchant for destroying Washington when one character, a White House tour guide, pointed out that the main section of the White House was destroyed in Independence Day, a film Emmerich directed.


Director Roland Emmericah destroys the White House in “Independence Day” 1996

Still, it was a fun movie with gobs of action spiced with humor and delicious gotcha endings for the bad guys. It is taken from granted that no one human could survive what was thrown at Tatum’s character in the flick. You just have to go with it. And, instead of totally destroying the White House, in this fim Emmerich collapses the dome of the Capitol Building while leaving the White House a scarred, but still standing mess.

But the central premise of why the White House was being attacked was just the sort of empty headed, feelsgoodism that shows exactly why liberals should never be in charge of anything of importance.
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Kanye West Wrote ‘I Am A God’ After Fashion Diss

June 28, 2013 | Filed Under Hollywood, Music, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a new interview, pop artist Kanye West revealed just what made him write “I Am God” for his latest album, Yeezus. It was, the singer tells W magazine, a “major diss.” Not one from another rapper, but one from a fashion designer.

There was once a time when rappers got hot under the collar when rival rappers “dissed” them, sometimes guns were drawn over the argument, too. But, as he often does, Kanye went in a different direction with the locus of his diss-i-ness.

We are told that West was invited to an exclusive fashion event at Paris Fashion week. But he was only invited, he says, if he refused offers to go to any other show that week. The designer, it appears, wanted to be able to boast that only he had Kanye West.

Apparently West felt this was a Diss.
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Angelina Jolie’s Stunt Double Sues News Corp for Phone Hacking

June 21, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Crime, Entertainment, Hollywood, Journalism, Media, Movies, Newspapers, Rupert Murdoch, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the first lawsuit filed in the U.S. over the British phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp media empire, a stuntwoman for actress Angelina Jolie has filed suit alleging that the media company hacked her telephone.

The suit was filed on June 13 by professional stunt double Eunice Huthart who claims that News Corp’s tabloids The Sun and News of the World spied on her phone while she worked on location as Jolie’s stunt double.

The stuntwoman says the hacking occurred over the years 2004 and 2005 as she worked on the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

The suit (Western Division, L.A. case No. 13-04253) alleges that Huthart began to miss messages on her phone, messages that later ended up in stories about the budding relationship between Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, co-stars on the action movie on which the stuntwoman was working.
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New Film ‘The Purge’ A Slam on NRA, Tea Party Movement

June 12, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The new Ethan Hawke thriller The Purge was number one at the box office during its opening weekend, but critics are slamming the film for its thinly veiled commentary against the National Rifle Association, Sarah Palin, and Tea Party groups.

The plot brings moviegoers to the near future where in 2022 a new regime has come to America. The “New Founders” have taken over the country and practically eliminated unemployment, crime, and want.

One of the ways this new political movement has brought on such an idyllic society is to allow one night a year when any and all violence, even murder, is legal. Citizens are allowed to “purge” their basest tendencies during that one lawless night.

The whole premise takes quite a lot of suspension of disbelief. If it were that easy to shut off human nature for 364 days a year, why not shut it off for that last one? But director James DeMonaco was more interested in social commentary than logic. And his hope was to purge the NRA, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and conservatives.
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CBS’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ End Credits Push Gay Marriage

April 27, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Gay Marriage, Gays, Hollywood, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Big Bang Theory ends each episode, after the credits, with what is called a “vanity card.” They are often a few funny paragraphs that differ with each episode, but this week’s vanity card again pushed gay marriage on the audience.

Chuck Lorre, the creator of the CBS hit comedy, has become famous for creating a new vanity card to end each episode of his sitcoms. Along with Big Bang, Lorre has indulged this practice at the end of such series as Cybil, Mike & Molly, and Two and a Half Men. Often times they are humorous. He’s been doing it since 1995, so with over 400 of them under his belt it was a lock that politics would sneak in among the “funny” ones from time to time.

In the past, Lorre has claimed that his end cards are not to be taken seriously. “The jokes are taken way too seriously and the stories all have to have a secret meaning… Don’t get me wrong. There’s a part of me that loves to exploit this silliness,” he wrote in 2011.

But that isn’t always the case. Take the end card of the April 25 episode of The Big Bang Theory which went political with Lorre pushing gay marriage. It is a partial re-peat, if you will, of a past card. This week’s vanity card reads:
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Lefty Filmmaker Michael Moore Links Boston Bombing to Tax Protests, ‘Patriots Day’

April 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Boston, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Hollywood, Liberals, Michael Moore, Movies, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Not long after the news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon broke, lefty filmmaker Michael Moore took to his Twitter feed and went right for blaming “patriots” and tax protestors for the bombing.
After a cryptic Tweet saying “2+2=,” Moore retweed a Tweet from Think Progress relating the phone number for those looking for missing loved ones in Boston. Then he Tweeted what is perhaps a clarification of his “2+2=” Tweet. In that Tweet, Moore said, “Tax Day. Patriots Day.

Is Michael Moore saying that this terrorist bombing during the Boston Marathon is a result of right-wing tax protesters and perpetrated by patriots? The inference is certainly clear.
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Hllywd Director Phil Lord: Jay Z and Beyonce ‘Look Like Dupes’ Over Cuba Trip

April 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Communism, Cuba, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Music, Progressives, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

More condemnation for the vacation trip to Cuba indulged by rapper Jay Z and gal-pal singer Beyonce, this time from Hollywood director Phil Lord–himself the son of a Cuban refugee. Lord thinks that the entertainers were “dupes” of the oppressive Cuban military, that they “don’t care” about the political gulags Cuban dictator Castro built, that they essentially mocked the thousands of Cubans that have been imprisoned and lost their lives in those prisons, and says the pair represent little else but “nihilism with a beat.”

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana, Cuba, apparently with the blessing of Barack Obama’s administration quite despite that the U.S. still has an official prohibition against Americans visiting the Island nation turned political prison.

Lord told the media that at first he thought that Jay Z and Beyonce just weren’t aware of the oppression of Cuban people. He gave them the benefit of the doubt that they just weren’t aware of the many artists that had been imprisoned and their art banned. But after Jay Z released his song that taunted people opposing Cuba, Lord realized that Shawn Corey “Jay Z” Carter knew exactly what he was doing that that made it all the worse.

The director of such films as 21 Jump Street and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is not alone in his condemnation of the Island hopping Carters. AJ Delgado also slammed Jay Z for the trip saying, “Beyoncé and Jay-Z not only legitimize and support the repressive regime, with both their presence and their cash, but turn a blind eye, cruelly, to the perils and languishing of the Cuban people.”
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New York Investigating Anti-Fracking Lobbying by Yoko One, Mark Ruffalo, Robert De Niro

April 3, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, Entertainment, Ethics, Fracking, Government, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Music, Natural Gas, New York, Oil, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A formal complaint has been filed with a New York lobbying board to investigate whether Yoko Ono, Robert De Niro and nearly 200 other celebrities have violated state laws with their Artists Against Fracking activist group.

Celebrities are well known for dabbling in social activism whether what they have to say makes sense or not and the recent cause célèbre is the anti-fracking movement. Along with Yoko Ono, actors Mark Ruffalo and Robert De Niro, and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, the movement has drawn the support of some 200 celebrities all donating time and money to stop efforts toward American energy independence.

The group has sponsored rallies and concerts and on it’s website the celebrity group urges visitors to “Tell Governor Cuomo Don’t Frack New York!”

Pushing the issue on a national TV audience, Ono and son Sean even appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to sing a somewhat ridiculous anti-fracking song at the end of January.
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Man Sells Autographed Jim Carrey Photo to Buy a Gun

March 28, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gun Control, Guns, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, NRA, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

**UPDATE**: Ebay yanks listing off the site. No explanation known.

An ebay user with user name astrobuzz is selling his autographed photo of Jim Carrey for a cause. As his auction title reads: “Selling a Jim Carrey Autographed 8X10 Photo So I Can Afford A Gun!”

In the auction description, Mr. Astrobuzz tells page visitors that he hopes to raise enough cash from selling the Carrey photo to buy a Glock G30S .45 ACP Pistol “to protect my family.”
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Iron Man 3 Trailer is Kick Azz

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Comic Books, Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Now THAT is a good action trailer.


After Millions in Tax Breaks for Hollywood, DreamWorks’ Jeffery Katzenberg Kills 350 Jobs

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Hollywood, Jobs, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Despite some $430 million in tax breaks for Hollywood in last year’s “fiscal cliff” deal, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has announced that he is cutting 350 people by the end of the year.

After the disappointing box office for DreamWorks’ latest film, The Rise of the Guardians, Katzenberg said that the $165 million loss made him “go back and rethink everything.”

“So it makes you go back and rethink everything, not just the fact that it didn’t work–certainly we spent a lot of time reflecting on that–but more importantly saying, ‘Let’s look at everything and say, ‘What could we be doing better, smarter, more effectively to really position the company in the best possible way gong forward?’ And that’s what we’ve done, and that’s what restructuring is all about,” Katzenberg told the Hollywood Reporter.
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Hurray for Washington!

February 27, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Jobs, Liberals, Michelle Obama, Movies, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Mary Theroux

But it’s OK. The Obamas make us feel good about ourselves, and, after all, that’s what Hollywood, er, Washington, is all about.

The culmination of last night’s Oscars broadcast with a Live! feed from the White House with Mrs. Obama (hangin’ with her military BFs) marks the official recognition of the Presidency as theater: like the old Western sets, no substance required.

From the very beginning, President Obama was elected based on his strong delivery of stirring words, “Hope and change,” with no serious vetting of his record or policies. Having been awarded the presidency, as the Oscars follow the Golden Globes, Mr. Obama was next awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, solely for his well-scripted promises for peace…

Read the rest at The Independent Institute.


NCIS: LA Paints Patriots as Terrorists

February 21, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Hollywood, Liberals, Los Angeles, Progressives, Tea Party, Terrorism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The February 19 episode of CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles offered a veritable smorgasbord of liberal tropes–Tea Party types portrayed as terrorists, private healthcare insurance companies slammed and a potpouri of anti-capitalist themes.

The episode started off in an interesting direction when the NCIS team came across the murder of a 1960s leftist radical who had been on the run from the feds for inadvertently killing a fellow terrorist. But it wasn’t long before the idea of a ’60s-era radical became an attack on all things conservative.

As the team members entered into their investigation, they discovered a tie to a local college professor. The team decided to go undercover and, as Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) began to socialize with students, she found one planning an Occupy Wall Street protest on campus.

All the talk about Occupy was entirely positive, of course, but in one scene as the peaceful Occupy gathering was in full swing, a group of violent thugs dressed in red and sporting bandana masks burst onto the scene. The thugs, wielding bats, assaulted the peaceful Occupiers and destroyed their displays.
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A Marvelous Little Disney Short Video

January 31, 2013 | Filed Under Art, Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Folks, Disney has made a little short film to showcase an animation technique… and I couldn’t care less about that. But this little film the Mouse made to showcase the technique is a truly marvelous short film.

Very affecting, and totally innocent.

Watch this little movie. You’ll be happy you spent the 6 and a half minutes.

This was a delightful little flick.

If you are at all interested the technique they were selling, though, here is the description from the page:

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.


Ashton Kutcher’s Apple Computer Founder BioPic Slammed as ‘Totally Wrong’

January 28, 2013 | Filed Under Apple, Computers, Hollywood, Inernet, Movies, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor Ashton Kutcher is starring in jOBS, an upcoming film based on the life of Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs. But at least one person intimate with the Mac mastermind is not impressed. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is slamming Kutcher’s film as “totally wrong.”

Apple co-wiz, Woz, made his comments after seeing a clip from the movie showing the 34-year-old actor seeming to portray a period in Apple’s creation when Steve Jobs was a much younger person than actor Krutcher. Wozniak felt their “relationship” was portrayed incorrectly, as well.

“Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer,” Woz wrote to the tech site Gizmodo.

Woz also noted that it wasn’t Jobs that was the early, far-seeing computer maker that foresaw the social changes that computers would eventually bring. In fact, Jobs came to the computer club that helped spawn what would become Apple Computers after the home computer’s creation was envisioned.
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Actor John Leguizamo a Big Fan of Big Government

January 28, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor John Leguizamo refuses to employ any cagey politically correct speak about his love for big government. There’s no dancing around or soft-pedaling with him. For Leguizamo, big government is all good.

In a recent interview with Nicholas Ballasy, the actor asked “What’s wrong with big government?”

“I’ve never had a problem with big government. I’ve felt our country’s always done best during Eisenhower, FDR, when we had we had big government … We’re not in a fascist state, so what’s the problem with big government? It’s not a problem. It makes things better,” the actor said.

Leguizamo also went on to push for more regulation on Wall Street and claimed that there needs to be more government funding “in the arts.”

He also seemed to have no problem paying even more taxes than he now does.

“I think with the taxing the rich now that’s finally happening now which we need to do – I mean, back in the 50′s and 60′s, if you made money you paid like 70 percent in taxes or even higher than that, and that’s when we started booming and creating a middle class,” he said.
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Julian Assange Calls WikiLeaks Movie ‘Massive Propaganda’

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Inernet, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Technology, Warner Todd Huston, Wikileaks | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Julian Assange, the famed head of the website WikiLeaks, is not happy with the upcoming DreamWorks film based on his famous document-leaking website. As far as Assange is concerned the film is just “massive propaganda.”

Via videolink, Assange recently told a gathering of the Oxford Union debate that the movie, titled The Fifth Estate and directed by Bill Condon, is nothing but a “massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff.”

Assange was speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London since Ecuador offered him asylum from countries seeking to prosecute him for his release of many thousands of pages of secret government documents.

The Internet interloper told his audience that he had an advanced copy of the shooting script for the film and said it begins with Iranian officials working on building a nuclear bomb. The WikiLeaks founder said that the reason for such an opening was to “fan the flames of war” and that Iran’s nuclear bomb has nothing to do with him and his website. “It is a lie upon lie,” he said.
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Leonardo DiCaprio to Fly Jet Around World To Save the Environment

January 24, 2013 | Filed Under Climate Change, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Environment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Nanny State, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a break from acting to help save the environment by pursuing his environmental activism but maybe someone needs to tell him how “saving the environment” might work.

DiCaprio told members of the entertainment media that after doing so many movies in a row he’s tired and needs a break from acting. And what better way to recharge his batteries than to jump hip-deep into his enviro-activism?

Said the diminutive actor, “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

Wait. He’s going to use a private jet and fly around the world creating global warming in order to “save the environment”? Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction? Don’t enviro-nuts say that modern transportation adds to global warming?

Me thinks that ol’ Leo is a bit confused on how to save the environment.

But, I suppose, like most liberals, he feels he can exempt himself from causing environmental damage because he means well. Shades of Al Jazeera Gore.
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