Hollywood leftist oppression. Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm
The recent movie "Zero Dark Thirty" explained the truth that waterboarding, and related enhanced interrogation methods, produced the crucial elements that allowed for OBL to be now dead. However, even though the movie got great initial reviews, the Hollywood leftists are now on the warpath to put it down ( Web Link ).
Apparently, free speech and expression are not allowed by the lefties. Duh...nothing new.
Bottom line: Waterboarding worked, and the leftists are opposed to telling the truth...and punishing those who do tell the truth.
Posted by Crag Lugton, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Been a while, Gary , since we heard your diatribes against "leftists". Are you saying that these " leftists" are telling the Oscar voters how to vote or are they stuffing the ballot box? Actually the movie itself was a dramatization of events and not be necessarily a completely true telling of the events, but does not matter to you. Romney big lossnnovember must have been a bitter pill for you to swallow
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm
When the rightists do it, is called "McCarthyism". Apparently, when the leftists do it, is called "yawn".
Crag, No they are not stuffing the ballot box, they are just threatening the Oscars voters to be disinvited to the Hollywood soires and inside the loop circles...which is a very serious threat with that crowd. Leftists are very sensitive to such threats, in case you did not know...Palo Alto lefties are the same way, even though they claim to be supporters of free expression.
Bottom line: Enhanced interrogation worked, despite all the leftist hysterical screaming about it.
Posted by Crag Lugton, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm
I will second the yawn. Same old same old.
Who specifically is this "they" , that are doing the threatening? Since it is a secret ballot, how will "they" know who voted for them.
Hollywood is a business, there willbe no lack of invitations and soires for everyone. But amusing try, Gary, to explain your vast conspiracy of the dark forces at work in Hollywood. Do you have n your possession a list of x number of " leftists" working in Hollywood.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm
>Who specifically is this "they"
Start with Ed Asner. If you had bothered to read the link I provided, you would not ask such a lame question. Take a breath, stop drinking your chardonnay, for a moment, and actually do some homework. Otherwise, you are just an example of a leftie 'yawn'.
Care to actually discuss the subject, or are you afraid of a serious discussion? Most lefties are afraid of a serious discussion with me...I was once one of them, and I know most of their lame arguments.
Did waterboarding help to kill OBL, as "Zero Dark Thirty" (and Leon Panneta) say?
The reason that I have not been around for some time is that the local lefties are so boring. Where are the big themes, that they are willing to engage in?
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm
When Hollywood says the events depicted in this motion picture are based on real events; or anything of the sort, one can be assured of one thing ... that there is more imagination and distortion at play than anything else.
There ought to be a law, but somehow this is probably allowed by free speech .... how ironic.
Why do they do it? Well, the thing is no matter how silly it might seem, when people who have seen "The Patriot" have their mental imagination space filled with Mel Gibson's goofy face, or even worse images of "Inglourious Basterds" for WWII. Or for the inner workings of the White House they envision a kindly Martin Sheen as President Bartlett.
This stuff works, and the common images and ideas we hold in our minds, at least for many of us are blotted out by the fictional nonsense we see on TV.
That's probably why people resent this movie, and its depiction of water-boarding as being critical to bin Laden's assassination. So, what's wrong with people expressing their opinion, if it is free-speech when the movie studies make up this fluff, why is it worse when people want to complain, and the fact that some of them are in Hollywood - why should that be a problem or a cause to condemn a whole group?
Why should not the images that are given to us to program our world view not be up for discussion and criticism?