As with all things consumer supported, the entertainment industry is in need of a strong message. I suggest you vote with your wallet and your feet. Don't agree with some of the shenanigans going on in Hollywood? Don't appreciate 'free speech' and 'artistic expression' from the ignorant haters? Want to recognize the few out in LaLa land who are trying to make a difference and support our country in the global war on terror?
I have some names for you.
While checking in with C-SPAN this evening, I noticed a speaker being introduced by actor Ed Asner. He's a raving loon about this administration and probably a truther, too, so I was curious as to who it was he was introducing to the audience assembled at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. The speaker was William Rodriquez, billed as the last survivor out of the North Tower on 9/11. Hmm. I listened for a few minutes and had to change the channel. He was a janitor there for 20 years, he said. His job was cleaning the stairwells. He talked about what a lousy job that was. He was wearing a beautifully tailored, expensive looking suit and was calling himself an activist. No more mr. janitor for him. He is angry that the U.S. has failed to do a thorough investigation of 9/11. Really? I thought. What does he think hasn't been uncovered? Also,he thinks the remains from the attack site should be returned from the dump in Staten Island where they were taken so that family members can go to the site to remember their loved ones. He's been to Europe several times on speaking tours. He was very proud to show a photo of him meeting with George Galloway, who he claims 'embarrassed' the Senate committee he was made to appear before concerning the Oil for Food scandal. Yeah, this guy is over the cliff. He made me cringe from his foolish speech.
I read on the Internets that Brian De Palma won the Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival for his new anti-war movie "Redacted". Big surprise. The film is suppose to tell the story of American soldiers raping and murdering a young Iraqi girl and murdering her family. Nice, huh. One soldier so far has been arrested, prosecuted, sentenced to more than 100 years in prison and the others involved will soon follow suit. Our soldiers are held accountable, unlike our enemy. De Palma, however, I would be willing to bet doesn't bring out that point in his film. He "hopes it will help end America's military occupation" and thinks the war accounts are too sanitized. "The pictures are what will stop the war". "All the images we have of our war are completely constructed - whitewashed, redacted." Don't you question his patriotism now.
Then De Palma admitted that he was "forced to fictionalise things" to get the movie made due to legal obstacles. Hmm. Just like his comrade, Al Gore, who also had to fictionalize his global warming power point movie to get the public's attention. It's all true but it's made up. Don't you question their honesty, ethics, or most importantly their integrity now.
De Palma is known for his movies with a definite anti-woman theme. "Carrie", "Body Heat". He did "Scarface", too. Now he's just anti-military. What a guy. He's 67 years old.
There are several other anti-war, anti-military, anti-big, bad America about to be released, too. Good times.
So, imagine my surprise as I stumbled upon a site, http://www.libertyfilmfestival.com/ last night. I was drawn to it as they were showing some luv for Rudy Giuliani, my pick for President. I've told you over and over, I'm all about national security. I'm serious about it.
One of my favorites, Robert Duvall and his wife Luciana will host a big fundraiser at their home in Virginia. It made me want to tango! "Rudy has consistently proven he's ready to confront tough challenges," said Duvall in a statement. "I don't normally get involved in politics, but I think the stakes are too high this election." Yes.
Other Giuliani donors: Adam Sandler, Ben Stein, Melissa Gilbert, Kelsey Grammer and Kevin James. Also producers Joel Surnow and David Zucker. Those are names I'll remember when spending entertainment dollars.
I'm with Mr. Duvall. Let's all tango.