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Monday, February 26. 2007
A well-deserved Oscar
I do not watch Academy Awards, but I see Al won his statue. Deservedly so - he is as phoney and as full of himself as everyone else in Tinseltown.
As Michaels points out in NRO:
So there you have Hansen commenting on his own honesty. Gore did it earlier, which we discussed here: yes, he admitted lying in the movie. But who in Hollywood cares whether it's a fairy tale or not? They live in, and by, fairy tales.
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Hollywood mogol David Geffen's recent neutron attack on Hillary and Bill also says quite a bit about him. I mean didn't he champion their cause to the tune of multi million dollar fund raisers Hollywood fete's? Of course.
So seeing or hearing about Algore's lying and misrepresentation now validated by Oscar simply continues a long and distinguished Hollywood tradition of treachery to the nation and insularity from our population.
As the years go by I become more like Howard Beale in the movie "Network". If you've never seen it I would highly recommend it, highly. Howard Beale inveighs against the hustle and hype of Hollywood etc.etc....do yourself a favor and see it. My TV stays off with few exceptions. I would watch this movie for the fifth time again anytime, it's that good.
None of the above is why I am posting today however. There is a piece in the NYT Magazine that is worth your time, or at least i my humble opinion it does since it covers the most critical problem we face today. Nukes in the hands of Islamic maniacs.
Here is some of what I have written about the article.
People get ready for the trains a com'n...the world sans the USA, hey we're almost there, and I'd like to be the first to give the finger to all those shit countries that fucked off while the US did all the heavy lifting for the last fifty years plus. Here's a little Sam Nunn and then some more Sam Nunn with friends, like Warren Buffett and Ted Turner.
"America was lucky to survive the cold war, Nunn told an audience in Washington last month. “I don’t believe if you get another 7, 8, 10 countries with a nuclear weapon that you’re going to be so lucky.”
Now included in Sam Nunn's corner is Warren Buffett and Ted Turner who had this to say.
"And then I saw a report on “60 Minutes” about lax security in the former Soviet Union. There were 20,000 warheads and stockpiles of uranium and plutonium capable of making another 40,000 or more warheads scattered across 11 time zones, whose safety too often depended on lackadaisical guards, shabby locks and defective security cameras. There was another related problem: large quantities of uranium that could be used to make bombs were being stored at some 130 civilian nuclear reactors around the world, often under even more slipshod security. A small group of terrorists might break into such a facility and if they had basic engineering and chemistry skills could probably forge a crude nuclear bomb out of a grapefruit-size 30-pound lump of highly enriched uranium (to say nothing of a much simpler radioactive “dirty” bomb).
They got busy and formed the Nuclear Threat initiative NTI
Those of you who write very eloquently about what it will be like might want to start learning some survival skills. 500,000 illegals a year across our borders means a 100% chance there's dirty bomb material here now.
Fish and Sausage Trader ,side order of enriched uranium..Nunn’s Nightmares
"Last month, the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed that officials in the former Soviet republic of Georgia had arrested Khinsagov, a 50-year-old Russian fish and sausage trader, for attempting to sell 100 grams of highly enriched uranium to a Muslim buyer who, Khinsagov had been told, represented “a serious organization.” The price: $1 million. Khinsagov, who was caught in a sting operation, had nowhere near enough material for a bomb, but he claimed to have far more at his apartment. (Whether he actually did is unclear.) An American laboratory analysis indicates that the material most likely originated at a Russian nuclear facility."
So it looks very much like the world is going to get a big dish of a diminished United States. It hungers for it now if one believes the world press. Wait until DC,Wall Street,LA, and a host of other cities are hit with the "Tet" that is coming. So don't wait, join me now in raising that middle digit to all those friends and allies who are now "safe" at home.
Men speak of peace but there is no peace.
We are now back at Trinity site and the words from the Bhagavad Gita spoken by J.Robert Oppenheimer Bhagavad Gita
"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to
burst forth at once in the sky, that would
be like the splendor of the Mighty One."
"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
The words of Vishnu come to us as the clocks ticks toward the radiance of a thousand suns.
Indeed, this is something real to keep the kids awake - and to worry adults.
My Dad used to tell us about the bomb drills when he was in school. Supposedly if you got under your desk in school and covered your neck - "Duck and Cover" - the Russian nukes would not hurt you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_and_cover
"My Dad used to tell us about the bomb drills when he was in school. " --NJ
Indeed! Being almost as old as Bhagavad Gita that Habu mentions in his previous post, I well recall the bomb drills in elementary schools as our kindly nuns had us crawl under our desks.
Later when I was in the Army, we did pretty much the same drill for the same reason--there simply is no protection to speak of from a nuclear bomb. We were told to just take cover in the nearest ditch and not to look up.
I have to admit that I did that last night while the Oscars were televised--the brilliance of it all especially Ellen, Melissa and Al would have permanently blinded me. My dogs wondered why I was curled up under the desk with them but seemed satisfied by my explanation.
What's an Oscar? Was there some type of movie industry related awards show last night?
Note to self, need to start paying more attention to mainstream pop culture
Note to self, on second thought, disregard the last note to self.
John Hetman you are a funny guy. I got a good chuckle out of your attempt last evening to not look directly at the radiance of the luminaries...you also obviously have smart dogs.
My antipathy for Hollywood comes from personal experience. I may have mentioned this before , so those of you who have heard the story or are bored reading me ...coffee break time.
I worked for three years in Beverly Hills for IBM at the end of '79-82. I had most of Wilshire Blvd down to Robertson over to Olympic right on Rodeo and then back to Wilshire.
Many of my clients were movie and TV producers. Every one was a multimillionaire who was very left of center.
One day a TV producer who happen to then have the #1 rated show on TV and was notoriouly anti military found out I was a former Marine...well my life visiting his office from that point on was the shits. I was in marketing and sales so part of my job was to show up when the installation of a new system was scheduled. By this time Mr. Big had also found out I was former CIA. He cussed me and defamed IBM for hiring me etc..he then demanded that I get on my hands and knees and help with the installation ..I didn't work for IBM too much longer after that,perhaps a year.
I have very few nice things to say about MOST of the Hollywood types.
I also catered to the whims of the late Armand Hammer, CEO of Occidental Petroleum and friend of Joe Stalin. In fact Stalin awarded Hammer the Lenin Order of Friendship Among the Peoples award. I'll tell ya , California is a mess, and I don't miss it a bit.
...one other thing...can anyone name an industry that congratulates itself with award celemonies like the movie and TV industry?
And unfortunately most begin early on to confuse fame with intelligence. Congress even calls stars to testify because the PLAYED A ROLE in a movie about , oh lets say, geothermic power. Hello...they learned lines from a script...
About twenty years ago I made a vow that I wouldn't go to a first run movie at a theater..I would not support those people..I'm still good.
If any of your readers are working in a Communications/Film school, or for a newspaper, or a media company you can truly help to repair the damage that has been done to this country:
Back sometime between October 1987-let's say to about 1991, you will find an interview on an evening news program. It is a story about a Hollywood--Beverly Hills mother and her homosexual son. If I remember the story correctly, he had gotten into some kind of trouble, and she was being interviewed. She was fighting to protect him--in her anger and with all the authority of a woman of power and means, she said: "its as if he was born this way. I wasn't a bad mother. I didn't do anything wrong!" This was in reference to her son's homosexuality. I believe it was Ted Koppel and his TV station that immediately picked up on homosexuality maybe being a condition one is born with. Since that time, there has been humungous amounts of money passed around trying to prove this case. To this day the "science" that has determined that homosexuality is a genetic problem,is about a corrupt, and flawed as Al Gore's science of global warming!
termine who gets in and who does not.
I love this post from Mark Steyn at The Corner. He skewers The Reverand Algore.
Almer Gortree [Mark Steyn]
Sunday, February 25, 2007
The Reverend Al wowed the faithful in Toronto according to this report “Eco-pilgrims Gather To ‘Heed The Goracle’”:
"From my perspective, it is a form of religion," said Bruce Crofts, 69, as he held a banner aloft for the East Toronto Climate Action Group amid a lively pre-lecture crowd outside the old hall. "The religion for this group is doing something for the environment."
While he no longer espouses traditional religion, Mr. Crofts recalled how, as a Sunday school teacher decades ago, he included Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Kennedy as well as Jesus Christ in his lessons, as examples of great leaders who stepped forward when called upon by circumstance. In that sense, he feels Mr. Gore fits the bill.
Almen, brother! Preach the Gorspel! Yet, spiritual leadership-wise, the Reverend Al is perhaps closest to Mohammed in that, like the founder of the Islamic faith, Mohammed al-Gore is both a great prophet and a political leader:
"He's the prime minister we need in Canada," said Reid MacWilliam, who has been re-examining his entire life to make it more environmentally responsible.
At last, an American hegemon the Canadian people are prepared to live under the jackboot of. And Al’s boot leaves quite a footprint. Evangelical Outpost has some interesting statistics on Reverend Al’s forthcoming Gore Aid concert:
The concert will produce more CO2 in one day than Zimbabwe produced in any month in 2003.
The concert will produce more CO2 in one day than the total daily fossil fuel emissions for Austria, Chile, Finland, Greece, Iraq, Kuwait, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, the Virgin Islands, and a dozen other countries combined.
* The concert will produce more CO2 in one day than the entire nation of Afghanistan produces in a year.
We are all pygmies in the awesome depression of his Carbon Footprint!
It was a foregone conclusion that Algore was gonna 'win'.
I caught a cold so I spent part of my weekend on the couch watching TV. Instead of the Awards I watched Extreme Home Makeover. It featured a Marine hero from 9/11. After 9/11 he and his family got burnt bad. They bought a house that was a real piece of garbage. The team from Home Makeover, along with a bunch of young Marines and lots of volunteers bulldozed it and built him a new one. It was great, except for the part where one of the crew took the guard off the grinder he was using and proceded to rip his hand apart. I think construction workers are killed and injured at work more than EMS, firefighters, police and military combined.
And at least it was a good movie weekend. Hey Habu...I watched Forest Gump and Casablanca and Gone with The Wind. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." heh.
NJ, I used to do those duck and cover drills in elementary school. IIRC, I learned later that those yellow civil defence signs are placed at locations that are fallout centers but there is not room for everyone and I am not sure how they determine who gets in and who does not.