Category Archives: Entertainment Today

Metropalistan Opera

A jihad opera about the Achille Lauro atrocity will still go on at last report.
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Canceling the simulcast of The Death of Klinghoffer does not exculpate any of the personnel affiliated with the opera if the show will be presented on stage as scheduled. Because Peter Gelb acknowledged the “genuine concern in the international Jewish community,” he is not oblivious to the impropriety. Yet he continues unimpeded. He may well be an active partner to the insult, an accomplice to Alice Goodman’s rejection of their mutual heritage. Or he lacks the capacity to see that this production should also be of enormous concern to the greater American community. It would appear that this may well rank with the Bavarian Oberammergau that continues to inspire antisemitism – but not only antisemitism. This perverted story is an act of jihad.

Sharing the gospel with ‘rock stars’

Elvis Presley, a rock star who was not happy.
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Elvis Presley is one of the original rock ‘n’ roll stars. He made millions in show business. While being interviewed on the air, he was asked, “Mr. Presley, how do you account for the happy, joyous expression you always seem to have on your face?” Elvis answered, “Because I have to in order to make a living. Inside I’m as lonely as hell.”

Pop stars: our real legislators

Plato first said pop stars were the real legislators.
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Let me make the songs of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.

– Plato quoted by Grout, Donald J. A History of Western Music, 1973. p. 8

During a television interview in California last week, I was asked what the people thought of my appearance when doing events across the country, as if to say that the politicians are the standard in conveying the message to bring about resolve to the American people. I responded with, “What, because I am 6’5, have long hair, tattoos and am a drummer for an international band, Junkyard Prophet, and quite studly?” Well … that’s what my wife tells me. Though I am having fun, the question came across as almost in insult to me.

At war with God

Remedies for a culture run amuck
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Your God of Leviticus (and of the whole Bible) is clearly a sinful homophobic bigot. He should repent of his sinful homophobia…

-The Late Radical homosexual activist Frank Kameny

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson under incessant attack by the radical homosexuals in America for simply quoting the Bible. The reason for their incessant attacks: the radical homosexuals have lost control over their talking points, as well as the dialogue that is used to push their ungodly and unlawful lifestyle choices through the state-run media.

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Will Shoot

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?
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The producers of the two Atlas Shrugged movies made it official this week. Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, will release to theaters next summer. The producers face a challenge: how to keep their series relevant. Have the American people turned their backs on the American work ethic and all the inalienable rights to life, liberty and property? The producers of Atlas Shrugged are betting that they haven’t.

Atlas Shrugged Part 2: Breaking Points

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?
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Everything has a breaking point. So reads the tag line in yesterday’s new release, Atlas Shrugged, Part Two. And this latest Atlas Shrugged movie shows what happens when a national government breaks its people’s will to live and work as usual. The result: the country itself breaks apart.

2016 movie: a study in contrasts

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast
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The movie 2016: Obama’s America (prod. and dir. Dinesh D’Souza; Rocky Mountain Pictures, 2012) showed surprising box-office strength last weekend. Box Office Mojo lists it as the seventh best money earner. Entertainment Weekly says it is already the highest-earning political documentary of all time. (Ben Stein’s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, 2008, held that record until last weekend.) What makes the 2016 movie so popular? Probably because it sets up a contrast between two young men, each with a background in a former British colony. So they have the same kind of heritage. And the former colonies have the same grinding poverty that followed independence. But the two men learned diametrically opposite lessons. One of those two men is Dinesh D’Souza, producer and director of the 2016 movie. The other is our putative President, Barack Hussein Obama.

Hunger Games: Your New Utopia

The northern mockingbird. This is the nearest analog to the mockingjay, symbol of freedom in the Hunger Games universe.
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The Hunger Games (dir. Gary Ross; with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Donald Sutherland; Lionsgate Pictures, 2012) came out on DVD, Blu-ray, download, and “video on demand” last Saturday (August 18). The three books (by Suzanne Collins) that form the basis of the film now outsell the seven Harry Potter books at Amazon.com. But how many people who read the books or see the film (and its one, maybe two sequels) will get the point? The Hunger Games is more than a young-adult adventure drama. It shows what America will look like under the totalitarianism that Barack Obama and his Czars have planned. It is exactly what Ronald Reagan warned us about.

2016: Obama’s America

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.
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As most of us know by now, 2016 has been showing only in limited locations and for very abbreviated time frames. It is not clear why, but it may have something to do with liberal fear of the truth.

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will show

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?
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Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, will shortly go into production, The Atlas Society announced yesterday. It will release in October of 2012—squarely in the middle of the election campaign. The timing could affect the dynamics of the campaign and the movie’s box-office receipts.