13 January 2005

The Little Red-White-and-Blue Book

At Ease has snuck over the right-side fence to listen in on what the shrubling boys are whisperin' about in their clubhouse. It appears that they are having connipshun fits over a recent comment by St. Mel (Gibson) praising the eeeevul Michael Moore (that oversized domestic terrorist who has successfully avoided the dragnets of Homeland Security.) Adding salt to open wounds, Mel has compounded his error by questioning the war in Iraq (actual questioning!) To prevent such ideological error from reoccurring in the future, I suggest that the right wing issue a little red-white-and-blue book full of Bush's wisdom (it would be a very little book, mind you), witticisms, and malapropisms. We could have David Savage edit the book. As required reading for aspiring young neocons, the book would perhaps prevent some of us from falling into ideological error.

Music for America has a good post on the St. Mel ideological error titled "What Would Jesus Film?" quoted in full below:


Either the world is getting more bizarre by the day, or my brain is starting to short circuit, but yesterday at the People's Choice Awards both Mel Gibson and Michael Moore praised each other's controversial movies.


From the AP via Yahoo
PASADENA, Calif. - Mel Gibson and Michael Moore have been used as shorthand for cultural and political divisions among Americans, but how do the filmmakers feel about each other? Cue the Hollywood ending — it's hugs all around.

Here's What Mel had to say:
"I saw the film. I liked it," Gibson told AP Radio Sunday at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, countering the contention that "Fahrenheit 9/11" fans and "The Passion of the Christ" enthusiasts are mutually exclusive groups.

"I feel a kind of strange kinship with Michael," Gibson said. I mean, they're trying to pit us against each other in the press, but this is all just a hologram, you know. They've really got nothing to do with one another. They were used as some kind of divisive left-right thing."

As for Moore, he:
said he saw Gibson's film twice, and even took his father to see it.

"I thought it was a powerful piece of filmmaking," Moore told AP Radio Sunday. "I'm a practicing Catholic, and you know I think Mel and I may be from different wings of the Catholic Church. My film might have been called 'The Compassion of the Christ.'"


So you mean people can oppose the Iraq war and be Christian at the same time? The hell you say!

If you want a real laugh- go over to nutcase central FreeRepublic and read those simple minded cretons rip Mel a new one. I mean didn't that wacky ass liberal read the part of the bible where it says "thou shalt support the president of the united states, even though he's dumb as a pet goat, and created the biggest foreign blunder in US history"? Mel just bought himself a one way ticket to hell (where he'll meet all the Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Agnostics, Queers, and Shriners).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that is one of the cool things about artists, the real ones. They are actually still looking for answers, not just announcing them. -- rgl

Cosa Nostradamus said...

It must be tough being a neocon. There's no books you can read, no courses you can take, no coherent ideology. Just raw, inchoate, stupid emotions: Fear, hatred, envy, jealousy, insecurity, anger...

That's the fatal flaw of fascism for freakin' sure: How do they know when they're right? Or wrong? EVERYONE is suspect, always. No wonder they're always thumping on their Bibles.

Diana said...

Ha! I love it. Solidarity between artists is throwing them for a loop. This proves that we don't need to fight them, confront them, get into silly, sophmoric arguments with these cretins, we just need to come together, build bridges with each other, and watch them slink back into the cracks from which these cockroaches came.

Sorry, I know that sounds horribly graphic and oh so "hateful" but it's how I feel about them, and I have good reason to feel it. If you've been fighting against cockroach infestations as long as I have you'd most likely feel the same.

Hi Karlo *wave*

Here's wishing you a belated "Happy New Year!"

Diana said...

Ha! I love it. Solidarity between artists is throwing them for a loop. This proves that we don't need to fight them, confront them, get into silly, sophmoric arguments with these cretins, we just need to come together, build bridges with each other, and watch them slink back into the cracks from which these cockroaches came.

Sorry, I know that sounds horribly graphic and oh so "hateful" but it's how I feel about them, and I have good reason to feel it. If you've been fighting against cockroach infestations as long as I have you'd most likely feel the same.

Hi Karlo *wave*

Here's wishing you a belated "Happy New Year!"

Kevin said...

Congratulations Mel and Michael. Making films for a purpose has never been better. Oh, kudos for scaring the pants off the Repubs.

Karlo said...

Hi Diana! Happy 2005!