A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Our Conservative Popular Culture
Tribune Content Agency LLC, by Jonah Goldberg

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/9/2014 7:55:52 AM

In the film Obvious Child, Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement: “You are going to kill it out there!” Donna replies: “I actually have an appointment to do that tomorrow.” Donna’s talking about her abortion appointment. Get it? It’s funny because it’s true. Or if you’re like me, you think it’s not funny because it’s true. Many critics think it’s funny. One dubbed it “far and away the most winning abortion-themed

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 7/9/2014 8:23:17 AM     (No. 9916390)

"Good stories must align with reality and a sense of justice."

OK but who claims the moral high ground as they constantly lecture about fairness and social justice? Is Dinesh D´Souza going to set them straight? Ask Costco and the vast majority of simpering movie critics.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/9/2014 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9916490)


A poster on the linked article bemoans the fact that "Conservatives don´t seem to be interested in modern art, modern music, modern dance, modern architecture, or poetry--except to denounce them. They´re far more interested in wealth and personal heroism, especially the military virtues."

This is a really bizarre statement that betrays worldview of the modern "liberal arts" education. This culture is one that is easy to acquire, as it is shallow, hip, and requires no math, physics or chemistry. Simply, this is the easy path that one takes to pretend to be educated. It has been decades since the classic "liberal education" required any serious study of the real world, hence the ease with which the "global warming" scam has been perpetrated.

The irony is that the great thinkers of the past, universally revered, were scientists, physicists, mathematicians, chemists, astronomers, biologists. In fact the modern left now reviles such pursuits in favor of soft subjects of no real use to anyone. See journalism, womens studies, counseling, etc.

What is a real tragedy is what has happened to the arts in the hands of these people. They have all been degraded and polluted to the lowest common denominator. No wonder that they feel ignored by people living in the real world trying to deal with real life. They must feel terribly inadequate, knowing that if it were left to them, we would all starve to death in short order.

Sadly, for them, somebody has to be serious about life and produce something. They certainly don´t.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: joew9, 7/9/2014 9:37:10 AM     (No. 9916510)

Always read Jonah. Lucianne(our fearless leader) trained him well.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 7/9/2014 10:13:22 AM     (No. 9916585)

Am I being overly imaginative, or was Jonah subtly making a funny when he carefully noted that the producer´s surname is Robespierre? (And one wonders whether this is the name she was born with, or whether it is a nom de guerre, so to speak.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/9/2014 10:45:04 AM     (No. 9916658)

There are only three main themes that are formulas for success in movie making. All of them are fundamentally conservative.

1) Redemption - A transformation of a confused or low-life character to a person of virtue. Scrooge is the archetype. Almost all love stories fall into this category, particularly romantic comedies.

2) Triumph of good over evil

3) Frankenstein - Man creates something that he shouldn´t that destroys him


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 11:14:33 AM     (No. 9916710)

A must read from Jonah.

"One of my biggest complaints about contemporary conservatism — in and out of politics — is that it has lost sight of the importance of storytelling."

Bingo. To succeed, conservatives must communicate their message. Overlooking the power of entertainment media has been a big mistake.

The success of FNC supports Jonah´s contention that the demand is there. Where are the conservative media moguls to fill it?

It has been time for a conservative (not religious, but conservative - while there is overlap, there´s a difference) broadcast network. In lieu of that, an internet streaming network would be a start.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: jglas, 7/9/2014 11:20:58 AM     (No. 9916725)

Respect goes to those who do hard things exactly because they´re hard and the desire is to do easier things. It´s hard to be a conservative, constrained by a strict set of morals and ethics and expected to succeed or die trying. It´s easy to be a liberal where anything goes and you´re expected only to go with the flow (though doing so requires rejecting conservative thought). This country still leans to the conservative side. The people who came here craved respect and were willing to do the hard things to get it. That ethic still pervades the population and is embodied in the constitution though it is being diluted now faster than it ever has before. The constitution is a very conservative document. Will it become too hard for this country to live up to it?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 791520




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Obama administration attempts
to quell fears about Ebola
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:32:42 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration sought Friday to tamp down fears of an Ebola outbreak within the U.S., making the case that America’s infrastructure and health care systems set it apart from the horrific scenes coming out of West Africa, even as a confirmed case in Dallas and recent scares in the nation’s capital prompt fears of a domestic problem. “The United States is prepared to deal with the crisis,” Lisa Monaco, homeland security adviser to President Obama, told reporters at a White House briefing on the response to the deadly virus. At the same time, officials said they understood the alarm

Economy improving, but
muddled progress could hurt
Democrats in midterm elections
Washington Post, by Ylan Q. Mui and and Katie Zezima    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:28:51 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy is back on solid ground six years after the Great Recession, new data showed Friday, but President Obama and other Democrats are struggling to convince voters ahead of the midterm elections that they deserve the credit for the rebound. The government reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in September, the lowest level since the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis. Job growth surged to 248,000 in what was the final snapshot of the nation’s labor market before voters head to the polls in November. Obama on Friday seized on the numbers, pleading with

Can a Republican win the
Hispanic vote in Texas?
Washington Post, by Joshua Partlow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:26:18 PM     Post Reply
RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Ruben Villarreal knew he was different, and it had nothing to do with his curlicue mustache. The Latino tire-shop owner with the ten- gallon hat had been mayor of this border town for several years before he dared to discuss his political affiliation. He felt like a “cactus around balloons.” “It’s not easy being Republican,” he said, “when everybody’s a Democrat.” As long as anyone can remember, the South Texas counties that make up the Rio Grande Valley have been two things: Hispanic and blue-as-the-big-sky Democrat. In Hidalgo County, along the Rio Grande, the locals say

Dallas Ebola case
spurs concern about
hospital readiness
Washington Post, by Lena H. Sun*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:23:46 PM     Post Reply
A Washington-area hospital announced Friday that it had admitted a patient with symptoms and a travel history associated with Ebola. The case has not been confirmed, but the number of similar incidents around the country and a confirmed Ebola patient in Dallas have spurred concerns about whether U.S. hospitals are as prepared to deal with the virus as federal officials insist they are. Since July, hospitals around the country have reported more than 100 cases involving Ebola-like symptoms to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials there said. Only one patient so far — Thomas Duncan in Dallas

   

 



 
Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

Despite union attacks,
Walker grabs lead in
Wisconsin re-election bid
Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:53:16 PM     Post Reply
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the state’s spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, it’s a case he’s likely preparing for a national audience as well — but first he’ll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasn’t enough, analysts say that his race could also say a lot about the political strength of labor unions, given that they’ve made defeating

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The real reason winning the Senate matters
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:45:46 PM     Post Reply
You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s all right to be the party of no. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the liberal overreach of the first two Obama years. Result? A Democratic “shellacking,” said President Obama. The massive stimulus, (the failed) cap-and-trade and Obamacare created a major backlash that cost Obama the House and, with it, the rest of his ideological agenda. It’s been blocked ever since. That’s the

FBI moves to fire 11 whistleblowers,
key senator fears retaliation
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:56:54 PM     Post Reply
Eleven whistleblowers in the FBI say the bureau is targeting them for termination in retaliation for their revelations about FBI wrongdoing, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced Wednesday. The whistleblowers, who have spoken out about various problems and wrongdoing at the law enforcement agency, said they recently have been served with Loss of Effectiveness orders, warning that their performance is suffering and that they could soon be fired. “These whistleblowers never have the opportunity to make their case,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. “It’s stereotypical treatment of whistleblowers for the executive branch.”

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
U.S. has only jet to transport
Ebola patients safely
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:54:28 PM     Post Reply
As the Ebola virus spread quickly across parts of Africa in March, U.S. officials confronted a logistical nightmare: a complete lack of infrastructure in affected regions, no evacuation plans and air charter services that were unable or unwilling to fly into the region to transport seriously ill patients. And it turns out there’s only one jet in the world — operated by a small private plane charter company in Georgia — with a special transport tube that allows medical personnel to treat Ebola patients while in flight. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease and Prevention helped develop the “air transport bio-containment

Texas Ebola patient told
hospital of travel from West
Africa but was released
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:49:22 PM     Post Reply
Despite national guidelines for evaluating potential Ebola cases and worldwide awareness of an epidemic that has killed thousands in West Africa, a man who later tested positive for the disease was released from a Dallas hospital even though he said he had traveled to Texas from Liberia. The man returned two days later and was placed in isolation before he became the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. But as a result of this lapse, Thomas Duncan was able to leave the hospital and interact with more people while experiencing symptoms, which is when the virus

After first Ebola case, red
flags emerge that U.S.
unprepared for pandemic
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 10:17:12 PM     Post Reply
The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America’s medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America’s premier disease fighter, offered the air of confidence in declaring that the first Ebola patient in Dallas was carefully contained. But earlier this year, it sounded less optimistic about the U.S. health system’s ability to fight a pandemic should a major disease outbreak occur.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Black Mob Violence: So many
Stories, not enough Room

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 5:58:03 AM     Post Reply
My last article for American Thinker was too long. And too short. Too long because the gurus tell us articles should be about 600 words. My story about the president talking to the black caucus about white people inflicting constant racial injustice on black people came in at 1500 words. I was just getting warmed up. I thought it strange that at the same time the president was trying to persuade us that black people are relentless victims, black people were committing acts of racial violence in places like Seattle, Miami, Indianapolis, Bronx, Ferguson, Kansas City, Providence, Minneapolis and 18 miles from where

Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

46 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

   

 



 
EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

Obama: Born-Again Idiot
36 replie(s)
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/2/2014 7:47:59 AM     Post Reply
The quintessential question of Watergate was “what did the President know and when did he know it?” Obamagate, the vast scandal that encompasses an entire presidency, offers a preemptive answer. Obama didn’t know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies for being

The Case for Panic
31 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The View looking to add cool-down room
for the ladies after Whoopi Goldberg and
Rosie O´Donnell come to blows in front
of studio audience

25 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 10:52:17 AM     Post Reply
A recent fight between Rosie O´Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg has producers at The View looking to add a cool-down room for the ladies. After being cut off by Goldberg during an episode last week so the show could go to commercial, O´Donnell began to express how upset she was and, after being told repeatedly by Goldberg it was not the right time to have that discussion, eventually got cursed out by the Oscar winner. Goldberg told O´Donnell, ´F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don´t want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie,

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

25 replie(s)
ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

24 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

23 replie(s)
New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

23 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Piers Morgan Writes Hit
Piece On President Obama

22 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 10/2/2014 6:34:11 AM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the ex-CNN talk show host wrote his first story as editor-at-large for the Daily Mail. While the content is vicious, angry and sure to tickle conservative journalists and pols, the writing is colorful, even entertaining.“A slapdash Secret Service detail isn’t what’s wrong with the White House — the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans,” the headline blares. Piers predicts that now that President Obama went on “60 Minutes” and distanced himself from U.S. national intelligence agencies on the rapid spread of ISIS, he’s guaranteed himself leaks to the media for the remainder of his

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791520



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS