Selective Outrage

Posted by Herb7734 6 months, 1 week ago to Politics
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Recently, Michelle Obama was giving a speech in support of Hillary Clinton. She expressed outrage at revelation that Mr. Trump had been groping women and sexually intimidating them. She became emotional to the point of tears. However, she seems to have forgotten the sexual carrying on of Bill Clinton, and for that matter Ted Kennedy. What Trump did, allegedly, was 9 to 11 years ago, some of which has already proven false. But let us get up to date. Just one question; How many rappers have been asked to perform at the White House who call women bitches and whores? Answer ; All of them.

Further, I contend that when two of the ten Trump accusers are proven liars, it is perfectly legitimate to contend that there's a good chance we'll find more liars. How does this reflect on the Democrats bringing this to the fore?


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  • Posted by  $  Abaco 6 months, 1 week ago
    It's just a double standard. I understand it. It's kind of like all of those hollywood stars who rail on the second amendment yet make movie after movie so violent with guns that this gun owner can't watch them. Those flicks are pure garbage. Same idea...
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
      Exactly right Abaco, I have thought the same thing about those two faced celebs glamorizing bad or the most disgusting evil behavior. I also find it ludicrous that the worst scenes of trash ment for mature audiences ( trailers) are played again and again during a family show.
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      • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
        I have in the last year seen two films that literally filled the screen with dead bodies. Django was filled with splattering blood and shot up bodies, and The Magnificent Seven also full of guns and blood. But before all the hoo-hah about guns no one took it seriously. No one expected to see bodies filling up and spilling out of the screen.
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        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
          Herb,
          I have an aversion to violence, particularly as entertainment. My idea of a good flick is
          About Time or Big Fish.
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
            I would be remiss if I didn't add any Marilyn Monroe movie. I have been very lucky to have been married for 37 years to her look alike.
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            • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
              There are so many films I like that I hesitate to name one. But of them all, I guess Shane is my favorite. Yes, there's gun fighting and death, but it is shown in a negative way, and the hero is quite Randian. The final scene has the hero saying, "There's no going back from a gunfight." For the most part, thoughI don't mind guns if they further the plot and are not shown to without a moral backbone.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
                Thanks Herb , For your tip I Haven't seen it but now on my watchlist. I recognize that violence is sometimes part of the story.
                My beef is with the gratuitous violence.
                Also on a personal note having lost my son to suicide , my wife and I are often confronted with jokes about that sad topic watching so-called comedic entertainment.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 6 months, 1 week ago
    I think of the immortal words some ancient comedians said when they were in a pickle...Another nice mess you've gotten us into again, Stanley.
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    • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
      Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They could make you laugh without using a single swear word. Sometimes without using any words at all.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 6 months, 1 week ago
        Mind conjures up scene where Ollie steps off curb into incredibly deep puddle...
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        • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
          If you want to see something so funny you'll laugh until you tear up, Laurel & Hardy made short that won them an Academy Award, I believe it was called The Music Machine. It was the boys trying to move a piano up a huge stairway into the back door of a house. As I recall no words were spoken, or hardly any. I haven't seen it for 25 years but I've now got to find a copy.
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          • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 months, 1 week ago
            Laurel & Hardy’s 1932 movie, The Music Box won the Academy Award for “Best Short Subject.” In the film Stan & Ollie repeatedly attempted to carry a large box containing a player piano up a steep flight of steps, with assorted mishaps during and after the process. During filming, when carried up the steps, the box was empty, but when “escaping” sliding down the steps, it actually contained a piano.

            On a visit to downtown Los Angeles (and nearby), I walked up those steps (131 of them) carrying my camera, sans piano. The bottom of the steps, marked with a plaque, is between 923 and 935 Vendome Street in the Silver Lake district, off Sunset Boulevard.
            Try this for fun. In Google maps, enter “Music Box Steps, Los Angeles, CA” and zoom in as desired. Also click the Earth button to get a photographic view, then simultaneously press Shift while clicking and dragging your pointing device to control a 3D perspective view. (Did you know you could do that?!)

            If physically downtown, you might also want to visit the Bradbury building at the corner of W 3rd Street and S Broadway, across from the Million Dollar Theater and a few blocks from the visually striking LA City Hall. The easily forgettable brick exterior hides a spectacular interior of beautiful wrought iron and polished marble. It was used as a shooting location in films and TV, most memorably in Blade Runner.
            Some 7 or 8 miles toward the west, you can visit the La Brea Tar Pits, a famous ensnaring pit of black slime. Perhaps that’s a callback to the original poster’s topic about Michelle Obama, the White House rappers, and the President who invited them.
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            • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
              Thank you for all of that L&H info!!
              I will certainly avail myself of it. Also, as I recall, if they had driven all the way up the driveway they would have found themselves at the front door - no steps.
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              • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 months, 1 week ago
                When they learned they could have driven the piano up the street, they dragged it back down the steps, then drove it back up. Their characters were known for being nitwits, especially Stan (except for his brief conversion to Lord Paddington in A Chump at Oxford.) Their theme song sonicly portrays them well: Ku-Ku (The Dance of the Cuckoos), by T. Marvin Hatley. Of course, in reality, the pair were brilliantly creative men, especially Stan.
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      • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 months, 1 week ago
        For examples without swear words or sound, watch Laurel & Hardy's hilarious silent “tit-for-tat” comedies: Two Tars (of 1928) and Big Business (1929). Their 1934 sound film Them Thar Hills in the same motif will convulse you with laughter.
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        • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
          I would love to know the name of the film which was set out west where the two of them did a little mincing dance. When I first saw that, I almost peed in my pants with laughter.
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          • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 months, 1 week ago
            Their film out west was called (can you believe it?) Way Out West (1937). Their charming little dance was to the harmonies of a group called The Avalon Boys singing "At the Ball, That's All."

            For about $60 on Amazon, the DVD set Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection includes Way Out West and almost every other of their sound films and short features. (But not The Flying Deuces, Bonnie Scotland, Babes in Toyland, or their silent stuff.) For me, just Block-Heads, Brats, Politiquerías, A Chump at Oxford, The Music Box, Our Relations, and Sons of the Desert would have justified the price. But there are more than 4 dozen other shorts and features in the set.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
    Hi Herb7734W.F.A.,
    I have said the same thing these rappers who are close friends with the Obama's have made hundreds of $millions Spouting words that are intended to be memorized and repeated by their fans and are played all over the radio. The lyrics are disgusting and ignorant, but I personally will condone anyone the right to speak freely whether They speak garbage or not.
    Trumps braggadocio behavior and words were not intended to be recorded.
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    • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
      Oh, I don't believe in any kind of censorship. But, be honest enough to admit the hypocritical intent of the pot calling the kettle black. OW! That may be a racist remark.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 6 months, 1 week ago
        Yes I understand that censorship is not cooking in your kettle. But the double standard is nauseating from the leftists. They also claim to be against racism which would be good if true , but all of their actions are discriminatory.
        IF the claim is to be a champion for the minority it must include the individual and yet they disdain a free thinking ethical self-serving person.
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        • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
          As I'm sure you know, racism is not only about minorities. There has been more racist remarks from blacks about whites of late than I've heard in my rather ponderous lifetime. As you point out, in reality all groups are made up of individuals which is what most racist forget. Should a Black Racist not take the Salk vaccine because it was formulated by a white Jew?
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          • Posted by blackswan 6 months, 1 week ago
            Logic is the first thing a racist must discard in order to hold onto that nonsense. Just imagine if the rest of the animal kingdom acted like that; even the animals are smarter than a racist.
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  • Posted by GaryL 6 months, 1 week ago
    For the right amount of green cash you could get me to say Hillary groped me. For a bunch more, a YUGE bunch, I would even say I enjoyed it.
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    • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
      Sorry but I cannot say non political denigrations about Michelle Obama. While I disagree with her premises completely, she is a well educated, mother, who is 100% behind her husband and that sets a good example. Besides, she can do double Dutch jump rope which requires great athletic skill.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 6 months, 1 week ago
        The example I've seen of her?

        She uses taxpayer funds to send herself on expensive vacations on which she brings along literally hundreds of friends and coterie.
        She hosts rap artists who openly denigrate blacks, women, cops, etc.
        She openly calls for Federal control of schools through her lunch programs.

        Sorry, but if this is the kind of mother you laud, I'll leave her to you. Kudo's to her for knowing how to jump rope, but the other things are a huge turnoff to me.
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        • Posted by 6 months, 1 week ago
          I agree with you. I just don't like certain nasty phrases. Barack is the façade and while Michelle may be just as evil, and even the power behind the throne, it is not wise to attack her. It is like attacking the school system by picking on a teacher. Perhaps I got a bit too mushy, but good mothers do that to me.
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      • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 months, 1 week ago
        Perhaps Michelle is 100% behind Barack, but she doesn't vacation anywhere near him, burning through lots of extra taxpayer dollars for transportation, Secret Service protection, and the like. Secret Service employees who must be near her do not like her.
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