Newsmax Columnist Suggests Obama Inviting Military Coup


Newsmax columnist

the_week_14954_27Newsmax columnist John Perry wrote on Tuesday:

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars.”

Newsmax has since taken the column down, stating:

“Newsmax strongly believes in the principles of Constitutional government and would never advocate or insinuate any suggestion of an activity that would undermine our democracy or democratic institutions.”

On that same day, conservative talk-radio host Jim Quinn told troops that Obama is “gonna get you killed.”

Sadly, this kind of rhetoric is not new or unique coming from today’s Conservative Right. Recently, according to the Huffington Post:

Chuck Norris has asked if people are ready for “a second American Revolution.” RedState’s Erick Erickson has asked, “At what point do the people … march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp?” Radio host Michael Savage declared recently that “we’re going to have a revolution in this country.”


Newsmax Columnist Suggests Obama Inviting Military Coup

Samantha Geimer’s 2003 Op Ed On Roman Polanski


2009_0113_ap_samantha_geimerIn 2003, the 13 years old girl Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to having had sex with, now a 39 year old woman, wrote an op ed in the Los Angeles Times in response to questions on whether or not she felt Mr. Polanski should have been recognized and nominated for Best Director for THE PIANIST.

Judge the Movie, Not the Man

By Samantha Geimer|February 23, 2003

I met Roman Polanski in 1977, when I was 13 years old. I was in ninth grade that year, when he told my mother that he wanted to shoot pictures of me for a French magazine. That’s what he said, but instead, after shooting pictures of me at Jack Nicholson’s house on Mulholland Drive, he did something quite different. He gave me champagne and a piece of a Quaalude. And then he took advantage of me.

It was not consensual sex by any means. I said no, repeatedly, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I was alone and I didn’t know what to do. It was scary and, looking back, very creepy. Those may sound like kindergarten words, but that’s the way it feels to me. It was a very long time ago, and it is hard to remember exactly the way everything happened. But I’ve had to repeat the story so many times, I know it by heart.

We pressed charges, and he pleaded guilty. A plea bargain was agreed to by his lawyer, my lawyer and the district attorney, and it was approved by the judge. But to our amazement, at the last minute the judge went back on his word and refused to honor the deal.

Worried that he was going to have to spend 50 years in prison — rather than just time already served — Mr. Polanski fled the country. He’s never been back, and I haven’t seen him or spoken to him since.

Looking back, there can be no question that he did something awful. It was a terrible thing to do to a young girl. But it was also 25 years ago — 26 years next month. And, honestly, the publicity surrounding it was so traumatic that what he did to me seemed to pale in comparison.

Now that he’s been nominated for an Academy Award, it’s all being reopened. I’m being asked: Should he be given the award? Should he be rewarded for his behavior? Should he be allowed back into the United States after fleeing 25 years ago?

Here’s the way I feel about it: I don’t really have any hard feelings toward him, or any sympathy, either. He is a stranger to me.

But I believe that Mr. Polanski and his film should be honored according to the quality of the work. What he does for a living and how good he is at it have nothing to do with me or what he did to me. I don’t think it would be fair to take past events into consideration. I think that the academy members should vote for the movies they feel deserve it. Not for people they feel are popular.

And should he come back? I have to imagine he would rather not be a fugitive and be able to travel freely. Personally, I would like to see that happen. He never should have been put in the position that led him to flee. He should have received a sentence of time served 25 years ago, just as we all agreed. At that time, my lawyer, Lawrence Silver, wrote to the judge that the plea agreement should be accepted and that that guilty plea would be sufficient contrition to satisfy us. I have not changed my mind.

I know there is a price to pay for running. But who wouldn’t think about running when facing a 50-year sentence from a judge who was clearly more interested in his own reputation than a fair judgment or even the well-being of the victim?

If he could resolve his problems, I’d be happy. I hope that would mean I’d never have to talk about this again. Sometimes I feel like we both got a life sentence.

My attitude surprises many people. That’s because they didn’t go through it all; they don’t know everything that I know. People don’t understand that the judge went back on his word. They don’t know how unfairly we were all treated by the press. Talk about feeling violated! The media made that year a living hell, and I’ve been trying to put it behind me ever since.

Today, I am very happy with my life. I have three sons and a husband. I live in a beautiful place and I enjoy my work. What more could I ask for? No one needs to worry about me.

The one thing that bothers me is that what happened to me in 1977 continues to happen to girls every day, yet people are interested in me because Mr. Polanski is a celebrity. That just never seems right to me. It makes me feel guilty that this attention is directed at me, when there are certainly others out there who could really use it.

Samantha Geimer’s 2003 Op Ed On Roman Polanski

GOP Rep. Trent Franks Vomits Up More Obama Hatred


In a speech Saturday before the How to Take Back America conference, Rep. Trent Franks

trent-franks-2In a speech Saturday before the How to Take Back America conference, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) commented:

“Obama’s first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers’ money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries. Now, I got to tell you, if a president will do that, there’s almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. We shouldn’t be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost his way that badly, that has no ability to see the image of God in these little fellow human beings, if he can’t do that right, then he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity.”

Michael B. Keegan, President of People For the American Way replied:

“Rep. Trent Franks’ remarks at the How to Take Back America Conference show a stunning lack of respect for our president and the office of the presidency itself. Rep. Franks is following the lead of Glenn Beck, but he’s a member of Congress, not a talk show host, and he should act like one. Americans, and especially members of Congress, should be able to disagree passionately about politics without making wild and irresponsible accusations.

“President Obama’s views on reproductive rights are supported by a majority of Americans, and it is outrageous for Rep. Franks to claim that anyone who holds such views is unfit for public office and an ‘enemy of humanity.’ Rep. Franks, like Rep. Joe Wilson before him, owes President Obama an apology.”

GOP Rep. Trent Franks Vomits Up More Obama Hatred

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN New Corrected Subtitles Finally Available


Looks like Magnolia Releasing has finally released their DVD of the amazing Swedish vampire flick LET THE RIGHT ONE IN with the proper theatrical subtitles. However, the fixed Blu-ray version is still MIA, but we’re hoping that changes soon. VERY soon. In the meantime, if you’re planning to buy or rent the film on standard DVD, look for the following on both the DVD back cover and the DVD menu. And if you’re wondering if it really makes all that big a difference or not, it does. It really, truly does:

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LTROI-SetUpScreenThanks to Icons of Fright for the update.
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN New Corrected Subtitles Finally Available

Irving Thalberg And The Fearful Producers’ Wilderness


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“The producer beating a new path for himself through the wilderness is going to do the thing ‘differently,’ of course. But after a while, he looks about him. The territory is unfamiliar, the forest ahead forbidding. Just how ‘different’ dare he be? He looks at his resources, and then at the established successes of the past. He suddenly realizes he must play safe, be sure. The unknown is a gamble; the known isn’t—at least comparatively. The safest plan, obviously, is to follow the trailblazers. So he produces an imitation of one of the current successes. Usually it is a mediocre imitation.” -Irving Thalberg

Check out author Mark Vieira’s new books on Irving Thalberg:

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Irving Thalberg And The Fearful Producers’ Wilderness

One Face Of The DC Tea Party: Your Fellow Americans


While this in no way represents all Republicans, it is currently the strongest voice and face of the conservative party. There are enough ignorant and frightened people in this country who are victims of outright manipulation by individuals, corporations and media outlets who not only prey on that fear and ignorance, but depend on it.

We the people have an uncanny desire to follow. Oftentimes we are lazy and fearful and easily led. And when we allow this to happen, we act like lemmings and run ourselves right off a cliff. We follow without question those who lead us. What these people believe to be empowerment, is actually manipulation through fear. We allow others to think for us, to tell us what we should and shouldn’t believe, what we should feel, all the while shrugging off responsibility and denying ourselves empowerment through education. And in so doing, we lose all commonsense.

Educate!

One Face Of The DC Tea Party: Your Fellow Americans

Favorite Quotes: Two By Thomas Jefferson


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“Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.”

“Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.” –Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Quotes: Two By Thomas Jefferson