Thursday, August 31, 2006

 

Assassination Movie

This would be sick no matter who the President is or from what party. I do not believe any sitting President should be the subject of a movie about assassination.

Read on:
President Bush 'assassinated' in new TV docudrama

This is the dramatic moment when President George Bush is gunned down by a sniper after a public address at a hotel, in a gripping new docudrama soon to be aired on TV.

Set around October 2007, President Bush is assassinated as he leaves the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

Death of a President, shot in the style of a retrospective documentary, looks at the effect the assassination of Bush has on America in light of its 'War on Terror'.

The 90 minutes feature explores who could have planned the murder, with a Syrian-born man wrongly put in the frame.

Peter Dale, head of More4, which is due to air the film on October 9, said the drama was a "thought-provoking critique" of contemporary US society.

He said: "It's an extraordinarily gripping and powerful piece of work, a drama constructed like a documentary that looks back at the assassination of George Bush as the starting point for a very gripping detective story.

"It's a pointed political examination of what the War on Terror did to the American body politic.

"I'm sure that there will be people who will be upset by it but when you watch it you realize what a sophisticated piece of work it is.

"It's not sensationalist, or simplistic but a very thought-provoking, powerful drama. I hope people will see that the intention behind it is good."

The film will premier at the Toronto Film Festival in September and was written and directed by Gabriel Range.

I understand the premise is to make people step back and look at how the war on terror has changed the American politic, however it would have been just as powerful and the political statement made had the film been set in 2009 with the "successor" to the sitting President. What this does, in it's current state, is lay the groundwork for some kook to carry out movies initial premise.

I really shouldn't be surprised by this movie, though. It is the logical "next step" for the left-wing Hollywood hate crowd.

You notice how brave they are with the premier being in Toronto.


Monday, August 28, 2006

 

Long and Lonesome Highway

Have you ever turned down a country road, and meandered along, looking for a turn off that would take you over to the main highway? You know that turn is just ahead - somewhere. And the further down that road you go, the further you will have to drive to get back to the main road.

That is the path the Democratic Party is being taken by Mike Beebe and Jason Willet. Along with the True Carpetbagger, Bill Halter, and the Shady Character, Charlie Daniels, Beebe and Willet have moved the party so far to the left it is barely recognizable. Now, independent candidate Rod Bryan and the Green Party will force the Democrats to move even further left to maintain their base.

It's not enough that Beebe has some daft ideas. No, he has a penchant for taking the other side of his own stances. Kind of reminds you of the Tommy Lee Jones character - Two-Face - in the Batman movies. Of course that would leave Willet as the Riddle. Halter = the Joker and Daniels = Mr. Freeze. Hmmm, Martha Shoffner as Poison Ivy? Naw, Poison Ivy was hot and smart. Martha misses on at least one count. You decide which one.

But back to the road analogy.

In most campaigns, Dems move to the left and Republicans to the right during the primaries in order to capture their base. Once the general election starts, the candidates must move towards the center to apprehend the moderate and swing voters. Beebe had no primary opponent, thus he just drifted towards the left slightly. That opened the door for far left candidates to enter the race as independents and Green Party members - traditionally Democratic voters. Now, Beebe must travel farther down that road to get his base before he can try to move back to the center.

Beebe's first television ad shows him as some sort of everyman for the average Arkansan. The problem is capturing the middle voter, without his base, leaves him short of enough votes to win. If he moves to the left to get that base, he leaves the middle ground for Asa Hutchinson.

Regardless of what the mainstream pundits say - are you listening Mr. Brummett? - it is getting too late in the campaign to be shifting your camp hard left then back to the middle. It is because of this predicament that Beebe has found himself in that he will not win.

Of course, Asa will have to stand up with his ideas and beliefs. He cannot waiver, lest he be confused with Beebe. As long as Beebe keeps shifting and Asa stays on his steady course, the race will be Asa's to lose - regardless of the recent aberrant poll.

 

Pryor to Visit UA Fort Smith

I received the following message from the Help Desk at UAFS.

"Senator Mark Pryor, Arkansas' 33rd senator, will be on campus Tuesday, August 29, for a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will take place in the Boreham Conference Center (BD101) of the Baldor Technology Center from 11 a.m. until noon. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend."

We need to have as many people attend this meeting and pepper Sen. "Baby Boy" with questions about his stances on Iraq, Supreme Court Justices, Homeland Security, and Gay Marraige.

Take notes and send your questions with his answers to steve_friery@yahoo.com. I will post them for everyone to see. This is your chance get answers straight from the horse's mouth, with the filter of a biased media. You get to be the reporter.

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