Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting gig after endorsing Tea Party candidate



“Wait, there’s no bias against conservatives in Hollywood. Nobody loses a job over their politics, right?” Justified actor Nick Searcy sarcastically asked on Twitter after reading this story from San Francisco’s KPIX (hat tip):

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.

Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.

Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across.

“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” Donnelly said in the ad.

Standing next to Donnelly, Alonso jokingly translated in Spanish, “We’re screwed.”


The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.


“We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club. Salinas said there probably would have been boycotts if Alonso had stayed on the production.

Protein Wisdom’s Darleen Click sums up succinctly:

… but Leftists cannot have any minority stray off the Leftist plantation, so now Ms. Alonso is officially an inauthentic Latina.


You betcha!

Sidenote: Maria, please consider better acting gigs in the future. VM is SO not worth it!


Babs Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not leaving “The View”

The veteran TV personality Walters today put the brakes on the reports that Hasselbeck was being kicked off the show at all – much less due to her political views, which are at odds with the rest of the cast:

Barbara Walters refuted reports that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving “The View.”

Early on during Monday’s episode of the talk show, Walters discussed rumors that Hasselbeck was leaving “The View” because of the conservative opinions she often voices.

“There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s departure,” Walters said. “We value her and appreciate point of view… She helps keep the show balanced… We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show.”

US Weekly was the first to report the longtime co-host would not be returning for the 17th season of the daytime chat show.

They quoted a show insider who said she was being dropped because she was too politically conservative for viewers.

Hasselbeck, 35, joined the show in 2003.

False rumors of her departure came just days after Joy Behar confirmed she would not be returning to the show.

Speaking solely for myself, I’d only ever get remotely close to the View studios if I were being held at gunpoint, but Hasselbeck has made a home for herself there amongst superficial liberal women who only pay her cheap lip service when it comes to being “tolerant” of differing viewpoints, so more power to her for holding her own. Hasselbeck reminds me of conservatives who occasionally appear on shows like Bill Maher’s – they’re there so the hosts can say they provide “all points of view” for you to consider but in reality they keep conservatives around either to try to embarrass, shame them, or hope they embarrass and/or shame themselves. Fortunately, most of the time these conservatives do just the opposite, which is infuriating to ultra-leftists like Maher. I know many conservatives who don’t care for the way Hasselbeck tries to get along with the others on the View by attempting to find “neutral ground” but if you had to work in that highly hostile & volatile environment, there isn’t much different you’d probably do unless you wanted to get yourself kicked to the curb.

I suspect Hasselbeck stays on in an effort to try to impress upon daytime viewers the need for a conservative “alternative” voice when it comes to talking about cultural issues, so in that regard she is “taking one for the team.” Things will probably become a little more pleasant for her once Joy Behar exits stage far left later this year.

Stay strong, Mrs. H.

Awesome: @PaulRyanVP calls, tweets support to actress @REALStaceyDash after vicious backlash

I freaking love this:

Piers Morgan on his CNN show Tuesday night that her support for Mitt Romney has provoked some serious negative feedback.

The Clueless actress tweeted her political opinion on Sunday, writing: “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”

She was immediately slammed with Tweets attacking her. One example: “Wait Stacey Dash is voting for Romney? You get a lil money and you forget that you’re black and a woman. Two things Romney hates.”

And one of the latest came from Samuel L. Jackson, who said, “Wait, did Stacey Dash Really endorse Romney today?! REALLY????! Is she CRA………..??!”

Dash, 46, told Morgan last night, “I really don’t understand the fury. I don’t get it. … I was shocked, really shocked. But you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”


Dash said Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, called her Tuesday and told her she was brave. He tweeted his thanks to her, saying, “Had a great conversation with @REALStaceyDash this afternoon. Thank you for your support!”

And there has been other positive support from fans, too. TV game show host Chuck Woolery tweeted: “Stacey Dash, a beautiful young black woman, demeaned by the left, because she is for Romney. Hollywood, It’s a tough place to speak U’r mind.” here!

Stay strong, Stacey!

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. :)

Moral Bankruptcy Uninterrupted: Hollywood’s child sex abuse problem

Of course, we know Hollywood as an industry has been morally bankrupt going back decades, helping foster – among other things – a dangerous culture of carefree casual sex, the appalling attitude that marital infidelity is sometimes a “necessary evil”, all the while making the sexualization of children “the norm”, but Fox News’ Meaghan Murphy puts an exclamation point on that moral bankruptcy via a stunning report on just how bad the child sex abuse problem is in Hollywood:

If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.

Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former client. His accuser, who was under 12 years old during the time of the alleged abuse, reported to authorities that Weiss told him “what they were doing was common practice in the entertainment industry.” Weiss has pleaded not guilty.

On Nov. 21, Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street,” was arraigned on charges of coercing a child “to engage in sexually explicit conduct” in South Carolina. The Juilliard-trained composer was also charged with production and distribution of child pornography.

Registered sex offender Jason James Murphy, 35, worked as a casting agent in Hollywood for years before his past kidnapping and sexual abuse of a boy was revealed by the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 17. Murphy’s credits include placing young actors in kid-friendly fare like “Bad News Bears,” “The School of Rock,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and the forthcoming “Three Stooges.”


“This has been going on for a very long time,” concurs former “Little House on the Prairie” star Alison Arngrim. “It was the gossip back in the ‘80s. People said, ‘Oh yeah, the Coreys, everyone’s had them.’ People talked about it like it was not a big deal.”

Arngrim, 49, was referring to Feldman and his co-star in “The Lost Boys,” Corey Haim, who died in March 2010 after years of drug abuse.

“I literally heard that they were ‘passed around,’” Arngrim said. “The word was that they were given drugs and being used for sex. It was awful – these were kids, they weren’t 18 yet. There were all sorts of stories about everyone from their, quote, ‘set guardians’ on down that these two had been sexually abused and were totally being corrupted in every possible way.”

In fact it is the very nature of a TV or movie set that invites predators, experts tell Fox News.
“A set in Hollywood with children can become a place that attracts pedophiles because the children there may be vulnerable and less tended to,” explains Beverly Hills-based psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman. “One thing we know about actors, psychologically speaking, is that they’re people who like a lot of attention. Kids naturally like a lot of attention, and when you put a kid on a set who is unsupervised and getting attention from someone who is powerful, it creates a vulnerability for a very dangerous situation.”


Arngrim, a board member and the national spokeswoman for, an organization that works to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, says greed in Hollywood allows sexual predators to flourish. “Nobody wants to stop the gravy train,” says Arngrim. “If a child actor is being sexually abused by someone on the show, is the family, agents or managers – the people who are getting money out of this – going to say, ‘OK, let’s press charges’? No, because it’s going to bring the whole show to a grinding halt, and stop all the checks. So, the pressure is there is not to say anything.”
“It’s almost a willing sacrifice that many parents are oblivious to – what kind of environment do they think that they’re pushing their kid into?” said Peterson. “The casting couch is a real thing, and sometimes just getting an appointment makes people do desperate things.”

Arngrim, who revealed her own sexual abuse in her 2010 autobiography, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch,” explains: “I’ve heard from victims from all over the country. Everyone tells the same kind of story, everyone is told to keep it secret, everyone is threatened with something. Corey Feldman may have opened a can of worms by speaking out, but yes, this does go on.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this, especially those who paid close attention to the absurd excuses that were made by Hollywood elites about child-rapist Roman Polanski just a couple of years ago after he was arrested in Europe after being on the run from US authorities since 1978, the most infamous coming to mind being Whoopi Goldberg’s suggestion that what Polanski did to a vulnerable 13 year-old girl in 1977 was “not rape-rape.” As noted at the time by Kate Harding at, the facts did not fit the narratives of the Whoopi Goldbergs of the world (SEXUAL CONTENT WARNING):

Roman Polanski raped a child. Let’s just start right there, because that’s the detail that tends to get neglected when we start discussing whether it was fair for the bail-jumping director to be arrested at age 76, after 32 years in “exile” (which in this case means owning multiple homes in Europe, continuing to work as a director, marrying and fathering two children, even winning an Oscar, but never — poor baby — being able to return to the U.S.). Let’s keep in mind that Roman Polanski gave a 13-year-old girl a Quaalude and champagne, then raped her, before we start discussing whether the victim looked older than her 13 years, or that she now says she’d rather not see him prosecuted because she can’t stand the media attention. Before we discuss how awesome his movies are or what the now-deceased judge did wrong at his trial, let’s take a moment to recall that according to the victim’s grand jury testimony, Roman Polanski instructed her to get into a jacuzzi naked, refused to take her home when she begged to go, began kissing her even though she said no and asked him to stop; performed cunnilingus on her as she said no and asked him to stop; put his penis in her vagina as she said no and asked him to stop; asked if he could penetrate her anally, to which she replied, “No,” then went ahead and did it anyway, until he had an orgasm.

Mark Steyn wrote a scathing piece at the time on the pathetic excuse-making going on by Polanski’s Hollywood defenders, and Steyn’s words ring just as true today as they did then:

One sympathizes [with Polanski’s personal family tragedies, including his mother, who was killed during the Holocaust]. Except that there are millions of children of the Holocaust struggling under the burdens of the past – and only one who deals with them as Roman Polanski does. Working on the film “Chinatown,” the writer Robert Towne found it hard to concentrate at the director’s pad, what with “the teenyboppers that Roman would run out and take Polaroid pictures of diving off the f***ing diving board without tops on. Which was distracting. With braces.”

Braces. Cute. Harvey Weinstein, the man behind the pro-Polanski petition, rejects the idea that Hollywood is “amoral”: “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion,” he told an interviewer.

Let us agree that Hollywood bigshots have “compassion” for people in general, for people far away in a big crowd scene on the distant horizon, for people in a we-are-the-world-we-are-the-children sense. But Hollywood bigshots treat people in particular, little people, individuals, like garbage. To Polanski, he was the world, you are the children; now take your kit off and let’s have a “photo shoot.”

Unfortunately, the fascination with adult/child “relationships” doesn’t just happen behind closed doors and on casting couches. As Big Hollywood’s John Nolte noted around the same time the Polanski apologists were revving their engines, the push to normalize this abhorrent behavior on the big screen had already been well-underway:

Yes, in just one year [2008], Hollywood released three films [Doubt / Towelhead / The Reader] that in one way or another portrayed sex with children as potentially healthy or their molester as sympathetic. And these aren’t fringe, indie films either. All three involve name stars and Oscar winners.

Unfortunately, this is not a conspiracy. Hollywood deviants never gathered together to plan for a slate of films aimed at a drip-drip campaign designed to dull our moral outrage towards the most heinous crime imaginable. It’s worse than that. We’re up against a culture; the same culture that can’t quite grasp why a child rapist should have to serve prison time for a crime he’s confessed to.

And this is how cinematic propaganda works. Whether the filmmaker’s motivations are good or evil, the idea is to get decent and thoughtful people to start second guessing themselves as they’re enveloped in the dark and held captive by the powerful sound and fury of the moving picture. First we’re led to identify and sympathize with a particular character, then that character does something designed to challenge our belief structure. This can range from, “If John Wayne opposes racism, maybe I should,” to, “Well, if a loving mother is okay with it, maybe I need to get a little more nuanced and tolerant about this whole child-rape thing.”

On its face, that may sound laughable, and maybe it is, but that doesn’t mean our eyes are lying to us. Last year merely topped off a campaign targeted at our children that began some time ago.

I remember 1999’s much-heralded American Beauty, which featured a frustrated, middle-aged father played by Kevin Spacey who has fantasies about having sex with his teenage daughter’s cheerleader friend, and in the process decides to relive his youth. Spacey’s character Lester Burnham nearly has sex with “Angela” until she confessed she was a virgin. Spacey won an Academy Award for the role. You see, it’s not just the famed “casting couch” that gets you places in Hollywood. The glamorization of the sexualization of minors really takes you places in “the biz”, too, it seems. To the top, in fact.

Only in Hollywood can being a sleaze, portraying a sleaze or directing a movie about one not land you in the gutter. Oh, wait, the same can be said for “Only in politics”, too. It’s no wonder Hollywood lefties and liberal politicos have such a special relationship.

And it goes without saying that it’s no wonder we have to continue to push back – against both.

‘Airplane’ director takes a jab at Babs Boxer for “Senator ma’am” stunt

This is awesome!

A well-known Hollywood producer and director has cut an ad against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) riffing on when the senator chided an Army brigadier general last year for calling her “ma’am.”

David Zucker, the director of the 1980 comedy classic “Airplane!” who has worked on myriad films including the “Naked Gun” and “Scary Movie” franchises, directed the “Call Me Senator” spot for Right Change, a 527 and 501(c)4 organization “committed to supporting policies and candidates dedicated to fiscal responsibility and a strong national security for the United States, while upholding the principles of freedom, competitiveness and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people.”


Zucker cut an ad against presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for the Club for Growth in 2004. In 2006, he made a spot against “making nice to our enemies,” showing Secretary of State Madeline Albright serving cookies to terrorists and ripping on Democrats for not taking the North Korean nuclear threat seriously.

Zucker has described himself as a “9/12 Republican” who switched to the party out of national security concerns but remains liberal on environmental and social issues.

Here’s the ad:

Heh. Make sure to pass it on!

Raquel Welch: Ladies, gentlemen – be more responsible with your bodies

Raquel WelchUnless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 40 or so years you know who actress Raquel Welch is. Throughout her acting career she has been regarded as a sex symbol, with men wanting her and women wanting to be her, especially in the 60s and 70s when she stormed the acting scene and captivated audiences on TV and movie screens, and later in life, Broadway and Las Vegas stages. Anytime my dad has seen something with her in it on TV, whether it’s a commercial, re-run, or whatever, he always yells out “Raquel!” And I’m sure he’s not the only man who does that ;)

So with being a sex symbol for decades and a lifetimer in Hollywood, you’d think she’d be pretty free-spirited on the issue of casual sex as well as staunchly pro-abortion. Well, as they say, never just a book by its cover. Not sure what her feelings on these subjects were during her heyday, but she’s made it pretty clear where she stands on them now. In an opinion piece posted at titled “It’s sex o’clock in America”, Welch writes:

During my [first] pregnancy, I came to realize that this process was not about me. I was just a spectator to the metamorphosis that was happening inside my womb so that another life could be born. It came down to an act of self-sacrifice, especially for me, as a woman. But both of us [first husband Jim Welch] were fully involved, not just for that moment, but for the rest of our lives. And it’s scary. You may think you can skirt around the issue and dodge the decision, but I’ve never known anyone who could. Jim and I had two beautiful children who’ve been an ongoing blessing to both of us.

Later, I would strike out on my own, with my little ones, as a single mother to pursue a career in the movies. It was far from ideal, but my children didn’t impede my progress. They grounded me in reality and forced me into an early maturity. I should add that having two babies didn’t destroy my figure.

But if I’d had a different attitude about sex, conception and responsibility, things would have been very different.


One significant, and enduring, effect of The Pill on female sexual attitudes during the 60’s, was: “Now we can have sex anytime we want, without the consequences. Hallelujah, let’s party!”

It remains this way. These days, nobody seems able to “keep it in their pants” or honor a commitment! Raising the question: Is marriage still a viable option? I’m ashamed to admit that I myself have been married four times, and yet I still feel that it is the cornerstone of civilization, an essential institution that stabilizes society, provides a sanctuary for children and saves us from anarchy.

In stark contrast, a lack of sexual inhibitions, or as some call it, “sexual freedom,” has taken the caution and discernment out of choosing a sexual partner, which used to be the equivalent of choosing a life partner. Without a commitment, the trust and loyalty between couples of childbearing age is missing, and obviously leads to incidents of infidelity. No one seems immune.

As a result of the example set by their elders, by the 1990s teenage sexual promiscuity — or hooking up — with multiple partners had become a common occurrence. Many of my friends who were parents of teenagers sat in stunned silence several years ago when it came to light that oral sex had become a popular practice among adolescent girls in middle schools across the country.

The 13-year-old daughter of one such friend freely admitted to performing fellatio on several boys at school on a regular basis. “Aw come on, Mom. It’s no big deal. Everyone is doing it,” she said. Apparently, since it’s not the act of intercourse, kids don’t count it as sex. Can any sane person fail to make a judgment call about that?

Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad. In fact, it’s precisely because of the sexy image I’ve had that it’s important for me to speak up and say: Come on girls! Time to pull up our socks! We’re capable of so much better.

Well said!

I’ve said it a thousand times before and I’ll say it again: Whether or not we like it, Hollywood plays a signficant role in our culture and holds a great deal of influence over many young people. In spite of the disastrous aftermath of the “free love” movement and the government’s gross enabling of a responsibility-free society back in the late 60s, just imagine what our culture would be like if young and old Hollywood alike – instead of preaching the message that casual sex … and sex-related “activities” … should remain acceptable to young folks (and for that matter, adults, too) – made more movies about young adults being responsible with their bodies, not having them jump into bed with someone right after the first kiss? What if Hollywood, instead of cutting PSAs about condom usage, instead cut PSAs about “just saying no” to sex? No, this wouldn’t change everything, but it would send a strong signal that it was not “cool” to be such a free spirit with your body, and perhaps the “if it feels good, do it” mentality would slowly start to exit stage left.

Not only do I think that Hollywood emphasizing “just say no” to casual sex attitudes would have a positive influence on young adults, but just think about how nuts it would drive the pro-free love, radical liberal feminists who still act as though “womyn” are being forced to say in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant, without any say so in their own lives, and without any “sexual freedom.” Such a campaign would drive the feministas crazy ;)

Sex changes so many things, and can have negative effects on both sexes. As I’ve written before in a post advocating a just say no for males campaign as well:

As [Mona] Charen noted, women’s magazines promote the casual sex lifestyle in the name of ‘maturity’ for women, but as I’ve said before, there’s nothing mature – nor responsible – about sharing your body with someone just because you feel like ‘hooking up.’ It takes more maturity, and a more responsible person, whether they be a man or a woman, to say, “No thanks” rather than, “Cool! Your place or mine?”

Our ‘progressive’ culture promotes this type of self-esteem destroying behavior for both sexes, but more so on women than men since men have traditionally been known as the more sexually aggressive since – well, the beginning of time – thus these ‘progressives,’ including large numbers of uber-fems, have vigorously sought to promote a guilt-free lifestyle of casual sex with a de-emphasis on parenthood and/or the two parent family, a lifestyle that women are not hardwired for. Also, society’s demand for ‘instant gratification,’ whether it be for swinging through a Wendy’s drive-thru for a burger in the evening rather than coming home and cooking something more savory or getting your ‘groove on’ with the person you just met at a friend’s party rather than finding long term fulfillment – emotionally and sexually – in a serious, committed relationship, is another contributor to the moral decline we witness more and more each day.


This, however, doesn’t let men off the hook completely. To all the single gents out there who are just meeting up for the first time with a gal you’re interested in: Treat your body just like you would your car: Don’t let just anyone take it for a spin. You’ll respect yourself – and her – more, in the morning

neo-neocon weighs in as well on today, what could be considered the 50th anniversary of The Pill:

Now we have to worry about rampant promiscuity among teens and even preteens, and the deep psychological and even physical damage it can cause (such as STDs). Girls who once were protected by the mores of society and their own fear of the shame of pregnancy are free to enjoy sex—but how many of them are really having all that much fun, and at what cost? How many of them have the maturity to understand what they want and with whom they might be happy? How many are giving in to the age-old pressures of popularity and the needs of teenage boys? How many boys are fathering kids early in life and bearing that burden? How many boys and men are brokenhearted at the loss of their potential child when a women unilaterally decides to abort?

There were terrible costs to the bad old pre-Pill days. But there are huge problems today as well, and they are not limited to teens—women who delayed pregnancy for so long that they find their biological clocks have run down, for example, or those who have a long series of meaningless relationships in a chase after that elusive and perfect (and non-existent) sexual partner who will fulfill their every desire. When we have more choices, we must bear the consequences of the decisions we do make


Back to my fantasy of a Hollywood “just say no” campaign, yes, I know it will be a fantasy that never comes true but nevertheless, just because Hollywood, radical feminists – nor more liberal governments, such as the one we have now – will never be on our side in this debate doesn’t mean all is lost. For example, young people’s attitudes towards abortions are changing for the better. Hollywood and our overall “just do it” culture had nothing to do with that. It had everything to do with people like you and me making it known when the right opportunities presented themselves how we feel about the prevailing viewpoint in our society about casual sex and the responsibilities and challenges that often come as a result of it. No matter how uphill this battle may become, we should never give up on it. The lives of current and future young generations of men and women depend on it.

RIP, Ron Silver

I was just about to log off for the night when I read the news that actor Ron Silver passed away today after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer:

“Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning” in New York City, said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped found. “He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years.” Silver, an Emmy nominee for a recurring role as a slick strategist for liberal President Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing,” had a long history of balancing acting with left-leaning social and political causes.

But after the 2001 terrorist attacks, longtime Democrat Silver turned heads in Hollywood with outspoken support of President George W. Bush over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Silver spoke on Bush’s behalf at the 2004 Republican National Convention, began referring himself to himself as a ” 9/11 Republican” and reregistered as an independent.

“Under the unwavering leadership of President Bush, the cause of freedom and democracy is being advanced by the courageous men and women serving in our armed services,” Silver said at the Republican convention. “The president is doing exactly the right thing. That is why we need this president at this time.” In an interview with The Associated Press a month later, Silver said his support for the war on terror was costing him work in liberal-minded Hollywood.

“It’s affected me very badly. I can’t point to a person or a job I’ve lost, but this community is not very pluralistic,” Silver told the AP. “I haven’t worked for 10 months.” His switch to a more conservative image threatened to overshadow an esteemed career on stage, television and film, along with his long history of activism, which included co-founding the nonpartisan Creative Coalition, an advocacy group for entertainers.

He was 62, and had a son and a daughter.

There are two groups of people in this country who are probably maligned and slandered by the “tolerant left” more than any other, and they are the minority conservatives and Hollywood conservatives. Sounds like Silver took a hit from liberals in Hollywood the more active he became in conservative causes, but thankfully that didn’t slow him down a bit. Unfortunately, cancer did.

Michelle Malkin has the complete transcript of Silver’s speech to the 2004 RNC. The video is below:

Silver: "We had to respond"
Silver: "We had to respond"

May he RIP.

Related: Roger L. Simon knew Silver well and files this report.

Another good reason to vote for McCain-Palin

HuffPo reports: Tina Fey On Sarah Palin: “If She Wins…I’m Leaving Earth.”

Hmm. Any chance she could leave sooner? If this poll is any indication, Tina Fey is not helping the Gov. with her favorability ratings among independents.

In today’s “Did You Know Segment,” did you know that Gov. Palin is scheduled to appear on SNL on Oct. 25th? I guess we should thank our lucky stars that at least it’s not The View.

Spot the difference: Who has class, and who doesn’t?

Actress Jessica Lange, giving the commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday:

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar-winner Jessica Lange bashed the Bush administration and denounced the war in Iraq during a commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College.

The star of “Tootsie” and “Blue Sky” was applauded by students Friday at the small liberal arts college after comparing the conflict with the Vietnam War. She said the graduates have “a heavy burden” to chart a new path for the country.

“We are living in an America that, in the last seven and a half years, has waged an unnecessary war, established prison camps, condoned torture, employed corporate armies, eliminated the right of habeas corpus, practiced extraordinary rendition, and believe me, this is only a partial list,” Lange said.

Lange’s 22 year-old daughter Hannah Shepard was among the graduates.

Here’s the transcript from Lange’s tirade, including her reference to the infamous “destroy the village to save it” from the Vietnam war, which she says has happened again in Iraq. Little does the witch know that the “village” quote was fabricated by anti-war journalist Peter Arnett. Newsbusters’ Tim Graham points out other instances of Lange launching an all out assault on the Bush administration, including this 2002 classic from a press conference in Spain:

“I despise him [President Bush]. I despise his administration and everything they stand for….To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership….And I think this latest thing with Iraq is absolute madness and I’m stunned that there is not opposition on a much more global scale to what he’s talking about….There has to be a movement now to really oppose what he is proposing because it’s unconstitutional, it’s immoral and basically illegal….It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It’s humiliating.”

Contrast that with country music star Trace Adkins, in a song from his 2005 album “Songs About Me,” simply titled “Arlington” (via Bob Owens):

The lyrics:

I never thought that this is where I’d settle down
I thought I’d die an old man back in my hometown
They gave me this plot of land,me and some other men, for a job well done
There’s a big white house sits on a hill just up the road
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home
The folded up a flag and told my mom and dad
‘We’re pround of your son’

And I’m proud to be on this paecful piece of property
I’m on scared ground and I’m in the best of company
I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done
I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

I remember that my daddy brought me here when I was eight
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay
And when we finally found that cross
He said, ‘son this is what it cost to keep us free’
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him
He recongized me on the first day I came in
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels and saluted me

I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property
I’m on scared ground and in the best of company
I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done
I can rest in peace I’m one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

And every time I hear twenty-one guns
I know they brought another hero home to us

We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done
We can rest in peace, ’cause we were the chosen ones
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington

Last March, the USO honored Adkins with the 2007 USO-Metro Merit Award in honor of the many ways he’s shown his support for our troops over the years:

Adkins is being honored with a USO-Metro Merit Award because of his dedication to assisting others through his charitable works. He has traveled into combat zones as part of a USO tour to entertain service members stationed at “Operation Enduring Freedom” Forward Operating Bases where he performed free concerts, signed autographs and mingled with the troops. Adkins also performed at the 2002 USO Gala in Washington, DC and was the headliner for the USO’s first annual charity golf tournament at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Adkins’ dedication to U.S. troops even shines through in his music. In 2005, he paid tribute to our American heroes with the poignant ballad, “Arlington” featured on his double-platinum CD, Songs About Me.

“This is such an honor to be recognized by the USO,” said Adkins. “Whatever I do to show support to our troops, is so small by comparison to what these men and women do for us. In fact, I’m not sure any of us can ever truly express how grateful we are for the men and women of the military who serve this country and put their lives on the line every day for our freedom.”

Several months later, Adkins published his first book A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, in which he expressed views that are definitely considered “un-PC” in today’s “you must watch everything you say!” world.

Earlier this year, Adkins recorded a spot for the DOD’s America Supports You website, a site designed to help show our troops just how much their fellow Americans care.

One obviously has no class while the other exudes it. I report, you decide.