It’s not a swamp. It’s a cesspool!In spite of their length, please watch these two videos from December 13, 2017 hearings in the House of Representatives:andIs it any wonder that so many Americans have lost faith in our so-called public servants?Relat…
The Enemedia being held to account is a wonderful thing!
.@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
Additional reading for both Trumpers and NeverTrumpers to peruse: President Donald Trump’s Accomplishment List.
This dude tells DeBlasio and Cuomo off! BEST video I have seen all day! #Manhattan #NY pic.twitter.com/qc8Lq59yOF
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) December 12, 2017
How Pastorius commented when he posted the above at Infidel Bloggers Alliance in a blog post entitled “A New Yorker Expresses Real Man-On-The-Stree Outrage At Yesterday’s Jihad Attack”:
This is how we should all feel about Jihad. This sedate acquiescence to the destruction of our sense of public safety, and our fearful acceptance of the fact that, perhaps 10-15% of our GDP is now spent on “homeland security” issues, is asinine.
We have a problem. Something needs to be done about it. And the answer is not more acceptance. It is more OUTRAGE.
Thanks to the Duke of Pedalonia, who left this comment at this blog post by FreeThinke — and thereby called to the attention of readers at that thread just how drastically our pop culture has changed and is still changing.
Read the Real Clear Life essay to which the Duke of Pedalonia linked: Should Classic Films Be Judged By Today’s Cultural Standards? We can no longer “thank heaven” for little girls. Excerpt:
…Let’s put aside the fact that in an era when women don’t cotton to the term girls, we really are discussing female juveniles: our daughters, or perhaps our past selves. In fact, as we watch Chevalier stroll through the sumptuous sets of the Bois de Boulogne, the Alan Jay Lerner lyrics are even worse than I remember: “Each time I see a little girl; Of five or six or seven; I can’t resist a joyous urge; To smile and say; Thank heaven for little girls.” Just wow – and how can this guy sing and smile at the same time? Pedophilia has never looked, well, so gleefully appealing.
Because let’s face it, the musical, based on the Colette novella, centers on the unsettling practice of grooming….
Read the rest HERE.
Before commenting, please pause for a moment to consider this about the film Gigi:
A 1958 musical film version, starring Leslie Caron in the title role, with a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and a score by Lerner and Frederick Loewe won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Read many more details about the film HERE.
Should classic cinema productions of yesteryear be judged by today’s “more modern and more enlightened standards” and, therefore, become films, parsed to that point that these films can no longer be enjoyed?
Additional reading: Is Song of the South too racist to screen?
Note: Song of the South received numerous accolades — including two Oscars, one of which was for the song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.”
(For politics, please scroll down)For this second Sunday in Advent 2017, enjoy “O come, O come, Emmanuel” as performed on cello and piano by The Piano Guys: Christmas version of the above:Lyrics below the fold.1 O come, O come, Immanuel,and ransom capt…
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See Puerto Rico gives out Christmas bonuses after asking for $94 billion in hurricane relief at the Washington Times. Excerpt:
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria — then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to government employees on the island.
“Puerto Rico has demonstrated time and time again that its government is incapable of responsibly handling its finances. This is yet another such instance,” said Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican and a member of the House committee with oversight on Puerto Rico.
Read the rest HERE.
Now, there is no doubt that Puerto Rico suffered massive hurricane damage this year. But for the Puerto Rican government to take a rake-off at this time is the very definition of government corruption, which deserves not to be assisted in any way, shape, or form.
(For politics, please scroll down)For this first Sunday in Advent 2017, enjoy the 13th Century plainsong “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” a version with the lyrics onscreen: Another version:[about Of the Father’s Love Begotten]
This….North Korea nuclear war MAPPED: Terrifying map shows staggering MISSILE RANGE of Kim Jong (dated November 28, 2017):