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I had the great fortune of not tuning into the Oscars last night, so today, I don’t have to blog about the four hours of my life I’d like to have back if somehow I’d been given the Clockwork Orange treatment and been forced to endure watching that awards show, but in reading through a pretty funny bit of “live snarking” by Nikki Finke I learned from the comments that good old Hanoi Jane was honored by Hollywood with a role as presenter of some award or another.
So it got me to thinking about Hollywood and its long and storied love affair with Communism, which got me to wondering what the world would look like if the preponderance of Commies in Hollywood had seen their hearts’ desires come true and it was actually the Communists who won the Cold War.
First off, voting would be a whole lot easier . . .
No longer would the masses have to trouble their heads with the issues, the choice would be as easy as showing up to the voting booth and marking the one box available. Just as surely as Hollywood respects a guy like Woody Allen, who has the courage to say what most of the rest of them are thinking in saying that Obama should be granted dictatorial powers, having one man on the ballot and one man in control of everything would make life in America so much more efficient and simple, and what could possibly say “national unity” so loud and clear as a nation where our Dear Leader gets 100% of the vote each and every election until his death?
Speaking of unity, if the Commies had won the Cold War, imagine the joys of those Soviet-era bread lines for all the citizens of the world to take part in. Nothing says getting to know your fellow comrade like standing in line for hours to receive your fair share of the delicious loaves churned out by our state-run bakeries.
If the Commies had won the Cold War, there’d no longer be any desire to “keep up with your neighbors” when it comes to the kind of car you drive because there’d only be two types of cars, cars with the kind of quality and craftsmanship we saw in the Yugo for the proles, and of course, a luxury vehicle for every member of the Politburo, who should never have to suffer the indignity of driving the same types of vehicles as the working class.
Best thing is, it would only take about a dozen years of diligent savings for every prole to have their very own death bucket – er, I mean, fine automobile.
Of course, there would also be Obama phones! Obama phones – free to each and every member of our great society! Just imagine the glorious type of technology that would be free to all comrades, as shown in this depiction of what this year’s latest Obama phone would look like had the Commies won the Cold War.
Finally, we could ban Fox News and all the other news channels would no longer have to waste any effort in trying to have some superficial semblance of objectivity to their reporting. It would be all good news, all the time, a non-stop celebration of our socialist utopia, in this, the best of all possible worlds.
Ahhh yes, it brings back fond nostalgia of the New York Times celebrating the great progress and prosperity of the Soviets under Joseph Stalin while tens of millions were purposefully allowed to starve during his great reign.
Remember all the hysteria over “torture” we witnessed from the many sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome during the Bush years?
A few photos of soldiers gone wild, hazing detainees at Abu Ghraib along with a grand total of three detainees at Gitmo being subjected to enhanced interrogation and hysterical ninnies like Andy Rooney were calling it the “darkest days” in American history. (Click the link if you don’t believe me, he actually said that. In the Bush haters’ minds, the horrors of slavery, the Civil War, assassinated presidents and Vietnam all paled in comparison to waterboarding under Bush.)
If he were still around, I can only wonder what Andy Rooney would have to say about this latest news on the Obama administration:
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
source: NBC News
You can read the Obama administration memo justifying the assassination of American citizens here.
Back in 2011, though it barely got a whisper from the Obama State Media, in two separate strikes in September and October of that year, the Obama administration assassinated three U.S. citizens, one of whom was just 16-years-old. The memo obtained by NBC News is the administration’s subsequent attempt to argue a legal justification for killing U.S. citizens without giving them any chance of being captured and having their day in court.
When liberals were screaming bloody murder over waterboarding (a technique, which by the way, Obama’s own defense secretary Leon Panetta now admits helped lead us to Bin Laden) you have to wonder, where are those liberals who were screaming bloody murder now that we have a government engaged in the actual murder of U.S. citizens without any due process?
Props to Michael Isikoff for getting his hands on this classified memo, but for the same left-wing that banded together in a chorus of outrage over Bush’s so-called torture, there have been only a few liberals of principal who have spoken out and proven themselves as individuals who put their core principles above any mindless partisanship.
Longtime Democrat loyalist Kirsten Powers said it best:
Asked to explain how some of her fellow liberals could defend the drone strikes, Powers said, “I can’t. I mean, they’re clearly hypocrites and they clearly don’t care about human rights. They only care if it helps them politically. That’s all I can say. A couple of people are great on this issue.” She cited a few liberals like Glenn Greenwald, who are “consistent” on this issue, but “for the most part it’s despicable.”
And it’s true that along with Glenn Greenwald, there have been a small number of liberals who deserve a lot of respect for showing themselves to be people of true convictions, with a set of core beliefs that rises far above any partisan politics. These are people who judge politicians by their actions and not the (D) or (R) after their names, like the members of the ACLU who have been quite vocal in their opposition to this policy of death from the skies, the far-left Mother Jones website for providing the most extensive coverage on Obama’s drone war to be found anywhere or Ralph Nader, a liberal’s liberal who said flat-out that these assassinations make Obama a war criminal.
The great irony here is that this policy of delivering death from the sky to American citizens without any due process comes from the very same Obama who as a candidate excoriated Bush for enhanced interrogation, basically getting up in front of the world and calling the outgoing president a torturer. Now he’s a man who believes that when it comes to ordering the execution of an American citizen without trial, “If we do it, it’s not illegal.” There was another guy whose presidency ended in disgrace who thought along those very same lines.
I can’t help but think what the people at the Nobel Committee are thinking about this. Hey assholes, that’s what you get when you hand a man your Nobel Peace Prize before he’d even accomplished a single thing as president. Add another to the long list of laughable and despicable picks from the Nobel Committee.
More than anything, this makes it official, in Obama’s mind, he was born to be a dictator in the tradition of all his fellow Communists in history and he will do anything and everything he can to bypass and trample a Constitution that seeks to restrain his powers.
From a pure of standpoint of entertainment, however, I just can’t wait to see all the Obama lovers who were crying hysterically over Bush’s tactics for QUESTIONING enemy combatants now trying to twist themselves into pretzels to justify the fact that their beloved Dear Leader has appointed himself as the nation’s judge, jury and executioner.
Well who would have guessed it? Maybe the biggest story from the inauguration was the first lady and her new hairdo. The media was absolutely gushing:
Obama renders opinion on what he called most significant event of inaugural weekend: Michelle’s new haircut: apne.ws/11Kq4BE -RJJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 21, 2013
Matt Lauer: New term, new ‘do. First Lady Michelle Obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in Washington to host the President’s second inaugural.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams took time out of the broadcast to provide this supposed “news” update: “First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 today. But the big news came as the First Lady’s office inaugurated a Twitter account and sent out this picture showing the First Lady’s new bangs. Which Vanity Fair’s website instantly praised, calling them ‘featherly,’ and tracing their lineage in hair terms to Brigitte Bardot.”
White House correspondent Kristen Welker proclaimed: “The buzz over her bangs was immediate. People magazine tweeted: ‘Guess who’s turning 49 with bangs? Yep. bday girl @michelleobama debuted a fab new cut.’”
“Fab” was the exact word that came to my mind.
Hat tip to John-David.