James Earl Jones: The Tea Party is “racist” & I “can’t get enough” of #MSDNC

Sigh. Yet another actor whose body of work I admire saying something completely ignorant about modern day politics that I sure as heck wish he kept to himself:

Though he’s best known as the onetime voice of CNN, James Earl Jones now says his heart belongs to rival MSNBC.

During an interview with Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West, the actor said he “can’t get enough of” the far-left cable talk network. Jones also said he is known to “even venture into the right-wing talk shows sometimes”.

West then interjected with the idea that Jones is seeking to discover why the other side is wrong, which didn’t meet with any objection by the guest.

The Star Wars actor then went on to disparage Tea Party activists by comparing them to his “racist” grandmother, who supposedly instilled expert knowledge on the subject to a young Jones.

Here’s the video:

So with the admission he’s addicted to MSDNC, there is no doubt who helped him form his ill-informed opinion of the Tea Party. *insert eye roll here* Oh, and let’s not forget about what Jones’ friend Dr. Cornel West thinks about black Americans who stray from toeing the liberal line on racism.

I’ll try not to think about Jones’ off-base insults next time I watch Star Wars. Or Coming to America. Or … :(

Obama to far-left celebs: “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes”

President Tone Deaf spoketh to ultra-left wing celebs last night at a posh $40,000 a plate fundraiser hosted at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick:

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.

“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

Among the celebrities on hand to hear Obama’s remarks were Oscar winner Meryl Streep, fashion designer Michael Kors and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who moderated a private question-and-answer session between the president and the guests. Broderick, who was starring in a Broadway musical, was absent.

As one person on Twitter quipped, at least someone was working last night.

Breitbart.com’s John Nolte provides this timely reminder:

Let us all step back for a moment to remember that this is the same man who endorses Occupy Wall Street.

Obama spoke these creepy words at a $40,000-per-plate fundraiser that raked in a total of $2 million and took place in Sarah Jessica Parker’s home. Obama spoke these creepy words to the most out-of-touch crowd in the history of out-of-touch crowds. I know people who are out-of-touch who would look at this crowd and say, “Boy, are these people out-of-touch.”

Indeed. And I should note that even if these celebrities weren’t well-off financially, most of them would still be seriously out of touch because they’re liberals and any liberal (or anyone PERIOD, for that matter) who believes this country would be better off with Barack Obama staying in the White House for another four years is seriously, SERIOUSLY out of touch. Not to mention the fact that liberalism in and of itself is way out of the mainstream because of how far it takes us away from being a representative republic, towards favoring of statism. *shivers*

The People’s Cube came up with some great “Tax and the City” graphics in honor of last night’s fancy shindig. Here’s one of them:

Tax and the City

And only a select few of you people can dine with us ... if you're LUCKY!


I know Romney has his own high dollar fundraisers, but I doubt you’ll ever hear him telling attendees they’re the “ultimate arbiter” of the direction the country goes. Even if it is a room fully of businessmen and women who are responsible for creating a business climate conducing to hiring people (unlike left wing Hollywood celebrities). It’s just bad, bad optics. I hope Team Romney and the RNC use this quote again and again throughout this campaign season in campaign ads. It’s time to beat the Democrats at their own game.


Breaking Point: Even the mainstream media are getting sick of Barack Obama

Sure, like the rest of Obama’s loyal fan base, they’ll fall in line in time to try to push him over the finish line first in November, but for right now, some journalists in the mainstream media are making it clear he’s annoying even them at this point:

Prior to President Barack Obama’s marathon 54 minute speech in Ohio today, the Obama campaign sent our several statements promising the speech would be a major address framing the campaign going forward. Despite the hype, the speech was mainly a rehash of themes and ideas from the president’s recent stump speeches and his remarks were widely panned as overly long by the political press corps.

In the speech, President Obama outlined his view that this election is a choice between “two fundamentally different views of which  direction America should take.” He characterized Mitt Romney’s vision as being the same as the “policies of the last decade,” specifically deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy while he described his own “vision for America” as boiling down to five things: “Education.  Energy.  Innovation.  Infrastructure.  And a tax code focused on American job creation and balanced deficit reduction.” President Obama also stressed that the economic crisis began during the Bush administration and that is “started growing again” after he took office and has since “continued to grow.”

All of these points have already been featured in the president’s other recent speeches. Between the pre-speech hype from the campaign, the lack of new material and the overall length of the speech reporters were clearly dissatisfied with end result. Read on for a sampling of Tweets from the political press slamming the president’s speech.

Before the speech was over, Politico’s Mike O’Brien begged the president to stop.

And he’s not the only one. Click here to see Tweets from several eye-rolling journalists who watched today’s so-called “major economic speech” that wasn’t so “major.”

For the record, here are President Obama’s prepared remarks from his speech earlier today.  I can’t even bear to read what he has to say, let alone watch it in its entirety anymore – which is one good reason why I’ll probably never be a “real journalist” …

In other Obama news, Mr. “I have presidential responsibilities” will be in attendance tonight (if he’s not come and gone already) at a swanky $40,000 per person fundraiser in NYC hosted by (and in the home of) SATC actress Sarah Jessica Parker, her husband actor Matthew Broderick, and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour.   For anyone deluded enough to think the amount of time Obama spends fundraising is just “standard operating procedure” for a President at this stage of a re-election campaign, think again:

President Obama today will continue his record-smashing fundraising schedule with six events in two states, tying the number for most fundraisers attended in a single day of his re-election campaign. Obama will raise north of $3.6 million for the Obama Victory Fund in Baltimore and Philadelphia, according to figures provided by the campaign.

The latest round of money events – with several more scheduled for New York City on Thursday, including a star-studded reception at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home – underscores the unprecedented amount of time the president is spending on the money trail.

In the first 12 days of June, Obama has attended 21 fundraising events.  All told, he has now attended 163 re-election fundraisers for his campaign and the Democratic Party – almost double the number George W. Bush attended in his entire first term (86) and more than any other president in history.

“Responsibilities” indeed. 8-|

BTW, Sarah Jessica Parker really IS a great actress – in this video clip promoting Obama and announcing the dinner party, she actually LOOKS like she knows what she’s talking about. She doesn’t of course that but that’s the secret to being a good actress, you see. ;)

All you need to know about actress Ashley Judd in one quote (or maybe two)

LoserI’m not one of those conservatives who want popular singers to “shut up and sing”, or want award-winning actors and actresses to “shut up and act.” For one thing, I know some there are some darned smart Hollywood conservatives out there like “Chuck” actor Adam S. Baldwin (currently ripping Alec Baldwin – no relation – a new one) who have strong, intelligent, thoughtful voices that need to be heard and heard often.  And even though I often strongly disagree with much of what Hollywood liberals have to offer in the way of “enlightened opinions”, I respect their right  to express them and in the process make complete a**ses out of themselves on a routine basis, exposing themselves as among the most hateful, intolerant “tolerant” leftists on the planet (see Roseanne Barr, for example, for more) .

Actress Ashley Judd is no exception to that rule.

Judd, who proudly admits to being a staunchly “pro-choice feminist”, recently sat down for an interview for Meet the Press’s “Press Pass” and in one quote told us everything we need to know about who she is and her thought process when it comes to political candidates and policy (bolded emphasis added by me):

“I think that he is a powerful leader, I think that he is a brilliant man I think that he has an incredible devotion to our Constitution, and that he is now able to flower more as the president I knew he could be,” Judd said about Obama.

Uh … “incredible devotion to our Constitution”? Er, yeah. OK. 8-|

For laughs, I link to you a bonus quote from Judd, which brings back to mind something I said about militant feminists recently. Here she is in that same interview on her initial disappointment with Obama, what brought her back to his camp — and what she feels would bring women voters to the polls in the fall to vote for him (bolded emphasis added by me):

The actress and political activist was asked by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory on NBC’s “Press Pass” web show whether she has been disappointed by Obama since he won election in 2008: “To a certain extent I was for the first couple of years. But I also know that President Obama came in inheriting an extraordinary mess, and did his absolute best to do triage… And now I’m pretty fired up again, you know, and I think that he is a powerful leader.”


The 44-year-old celeb, who was selected as an official delegate for Tennessee at the Democratic National Convention in September, offered her thoughts on what would drive women to the voting booths come November, saying, “As long as the Republicans keep doing really dumb things about women’s reproductive health, that should help energize girls and women in this country.”

Ah yes. He was a huge disappointment for a couple of years, but he’ll save womyn from big bad evil Republicans who wanna keep ’em poor, barefoot, sick, pregnant, and in the kitchen!   As I said a few weeks ago about “feminists” and men:

“Feminists” should be outraged over [Julia], but they’re not. And won’t be. It’s funny. They’ll tell you they “don’t need a man” but that’s not true at all. They’ll always turn to Uncle Sam … their leader/hero/savior/sugar daddy. Over and over and over again. .

Case in point, Ms. Judd.

Toldjah so.

Cross-posted to Public Secrets, where I’m helping out while Phineas is on jury duty. :)

Prominent thug “feminists” urge people to encourage FCC to take Rush off the air

Will someone wake me up when this nightmare is over please?

A group of well-known feminists is calling for Rush Limbaugh’s head – and they want radio listeners to help fire him.

In an editorial posted on CNN.com Saturday, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan urged listeners to file complaints with the FCC in hopes that the government agency will yank the licenses of radio stations that air his show — and thus silence the controversial conservative.

Limbaugh’s syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, has backed the host since he called Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown law student, a “slut” and “prostitute” over her support of insurance coverage of birth control.

“If Clear Channel won’t clean up its airways, then surely it’s time for the public to ask the FCC a basic question: Are the stations carrying Limbaugh’s show in fact using their licenses “in the public interest?” the trio wrote.

The editorial says it’s not about Limbaugh’s political views, but more about his “toxic hate speech” on the airwaves.

“For 20 years, Limbaugh has hidden behind the First Amendment, or else claimed he’s really ‘doing humor’ or ‘entertainment.’ He is indeed constitutionally entitled to his opinions, but he is not constitutionally entitled to the people’s airways,” they argue.

This is a meme that first started gaining momentum mid-last week when the so-called “Tea Party Truth Squad” posted a ridiculous but nonetheless chilling petition at the WH website urging the FCC to “take action” against Rush for his tirade against Democrat activist Sandra Fluke. The more “official” call by Fonda, Steinem, and Morgan follows calls by high-profile Democrats like Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) joining left-wing female veterans in demanding Rush be taken off of the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Outside of the brute tactics used to force ObamaCare down the throats of the American people, no one single issue has brought to light the thuggish, anti-Constitution mentality of the left since Obama has taken office more so than this one. The next time anyone on the left tries to brag and preach to you about how they are supposedly such staunch defenders of the First Amendment, please make sure to point them to this whole stupid manufactured “controversy.”

And then tell them to shove it.


Culture Wars: Han shot first, and the emasculation of heroism

**Posted by Phineas

In this episode of Afterburner, Bill Whittle looks at how George Lucas has bowdlerized one of the great scenes in the original Star Wars and what it tells us about the cultural elite’s perceptions of heroism and manhood:

It’s not for nothing that people still respond to heroes actors like John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, or Gary Cooper, whose heroic characters didn’t wallow in angst before doing what had to be done.

And George, stop lying. Han shot first.

(For the record, I detest the modern habit of powerful directors to re-edit their original work that people loved and somehow “improve it.” Spielberg and “E.T.” is another example.)

UPDATE: Edited to correct a lack of clarity pointed out by a friend on Twitter.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

CONFIRMED: Actor Samuel L. Jackson really IS an idiot

Not that we didn’t know this already, but still … Via Politico:

Actor Samuel L. Jackson put politics aside when casting his vote for Barack Obama in 2008 and made his decision based on race.

“I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” the actor recently told Ebony magazine via Page Six. “That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”


“I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do,” Jackson said. “I know politicians say [bleep]; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected.”

Dropping the N-word many times, Jackson added, “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [bleep]. Because, what’s a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [Bleeps] don’t have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?’ I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ’cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”

In a video interview from September 2008, Jackson insisted he was not voting for Barack Obama “just because he was black” but more so for Obama’s so-called “change” message:

Mediapart: Samuel L. Jackson on Barack Obama by Mediapart

That video in and of itself provides Jackson with yet another award-caliber acting performance, especially considering his recent admission to Ebony Magazine, which is read by millions of black people across America.    What a role model for empowering black people everywhere.  Not.

Any more questions?

Only in LA: Voters may get to decide in June on adult film condom use

NBC LA reports on an, er,  interesting ballot measure Los Angeles voters may have to decide on in June when they go to the polls:

A proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters.

Proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, exceeding the 41,000 required to place the issue on the ballot, according to AIDS Heathcare Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea. The signatures were certified last week by the LA City Clerk.

The Adult Film Workplace Condom Initiative would condition adult film permits on the production company’s agreement to use condoms on the film set. Under the proposal, fees may be charged to “provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits.”

“We have other conditions on film permits,” said Michael Weinstein, of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a backer of the proposal. “If you’re going to blow things up, you have to have the fire department involved.”

The ballot measure is the subject of a legal challenge by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. His office filed a lawsuit earlier this month, calling the measure a “needless and wasteful expenditure of public resources made in connection with a measure which the voters have no power to adopt.”

State laws already mandate use of condoms when workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the lawsuit states.

I’m telling ya  – one of these days I’m going to hold a fundraiser on this blog and we’re going to raise enough cash to rescue my dear co-blogger from the radical liberal cesspool that is Los Angeles.  I think the city, along with about half of California, is pretty much beyond hope at this point.

VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg literally proves once & for all she’s full of sh**

Via the Star-Ledger:

Yup, you heard correctly. This [Friday] morning, Whoopi Goldberg, the Oscar-winning co-host on “The View” let nature take its course as the rest of the gang were interviewing Golden Globe-nominee Claire Danes.

The “Homeland” actress was chatting about her acclaimed Showtime series when we heard a certain WHOOPI CUSHION let loose.

As the rest of the panel, Danes and the audience cracked up, Goldberg easily admitted, “Oh, excuse me! I think I just blew a little frog out of there!” […]

Listen here:

Hey, I’ve been saying she was full of it for years now, but to have it come straight from the source itself, in it’s ‘purest’ form – well, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Or worse. :p