That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Lying Photo Ops." And this is from Hillary is 44's "The Obama/2x4 Schumer Mosque Of Doom Rising:"
It was the Jeremiah Wright “race” speech all over again. In the Obama “race” speech Obama distracted from his 20 plus years of sniveling at the knees of Jeremiah Wright. Instead of addressing why he attended the “God Damn America” preacher’s sermons Obama instead emitted a “teachable moment” about race. Aided and abetted by the JournoLister Big Media wing of his campaign, Barack Obama got away with his wrong Wright distraction.
But on Friday, Barack Obama tried to distract from the central issue – the propriety of a towering Mosque at the 9/11 Ground Zero doom site – with a “race” speech style “teachable moment” on religious freedom and tolerance. This time the organized Big Media JournoListers could not muster sufficient shiny objects with which to aid and abet Barack Obama’s attempted distraction.
Not that they did not try. JournoLister Greg Sargent twisted himself from senseless to senseless with grotesque rationalizations. Fellow JournoLister Ben Smith noted that Greg Sargent had tried “valiantly to split the baby“.
Sargent on Saturday called “Obama’s forceful speech” on Friday, a speech “which will go down as one of the finest moments of his presidency”. The sad and laughable rationale for the JournoLister’s praise was because “Obama didn’t just stand up for the legal right of the group to build the Islamic center. He voiced powerful support for their moral right to do so as well, casting it as central to American identity.” A commenter almost immediately noted that “‘”one of the finest moments of Obama’s Presidency” needed to be “clarified” less that 12 hours later.’ Sargent embarrassed himself in an extraordinary way, but misery had company.
Obama said on Friday: “As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.” Such a clear and direct statement for the Mosque of Doom elicited this shriek of joy from JournoLister Sargent: “… this couldn’t have come at a better time for Obama. His core supporters, frustrated, were badly in need of a display of presidential spine. They got one.”
Such gallantry! Such spine!
Barack's tanking in the polls. One of his Hollywood supporters isn't doing too well either: Julia Roberts.
I asked Ava and C.I. for their thoughts on the film last week and they provided them with the condition that I not write about it until after the film had its first weekend.
They said they didn't mind being wrong and I could even laugh at them if they were but that they didn't want to put it out there before the film came out because then it would be, "If they hadn't said that, it would have been a hit!"
So they predicted it would underwhelm and placed the eventual take of the film at Something To Talk About fixed for today's levels. (I'd guess that would be $70 million. Something To Talk About It brought in a little over $50 million back in the mid-90s.)
They thought it would open as big as it ever was "but less than $25 million" and then peter out quickly in the following weekends.
We'll see on that. (But they said it could be included when I did write about it.)
Why's the film tanking?
And it's tanking. Let's be clear on that. Along with Julia's $20 million plus to be in the film, it cost a ton to film and at least $28 million has been spent promoting it.
The film's tanking for a number of reasons.
First of all, people are tired of Julia Roberts.
She's never been beloved as an 'actress.' America's always liked her best when she made them laugh. Even Erin Brokavich (her big 'drama' role) made audiences laugh.
Eat, Pray, Love doesn't look funny.
Add in that she's playing a Hindu character which isn't bad for US audiences. Audrey Hepburn could be charming in the role, they noted.
But Audrey wouldn't have said, "I've become a Hindu!"
Which Julia did.
Like it or not Shelby is Bible belt (Steel Magnolias). And that's who a lot of people identify Julia with. And now she's been gone for so long and is returning saying, "I'm Hindu now!"
It's like she's flighty and doesn't know who she is, like she became it to promote the movie. (I doubt she did, but that's how it comes off.)
And she could be flighty if she were 27 or even now . . . if she hadn't made such a to-do about having children and how she's a mom now and blah blah in all those interviews during the last years.
You expect moms to be a little more grounded.
So in every way she's disappointing her base.
And then there's the hair and that ugly, ugly color.
There's really nothing left for Julia (my opinion) in movies except to be what she joked in 1997 "Pretty Older Woman, Older Woman But Still Pretty."
I'm so sick of her (and all of Barack's Hollywood posse) so I won't shed a tear.
But, if you want to laugh and understand what works and what doesn't work on Rookie Blue, go read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: Midnight Blue."
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"