Archives November 2010

"BURLESQUE" Movie Review

If you enjoy sheer entertainment, see “Burlesque.”
Good musicals are so rare these days, that I get totally engrossed in a film that features well-choreographed singing and dancing mixed with storyline and good acting in the style of “Chicago” and “Moulin Rouge.”
While this picture doesn’t quite add up to the five-star quality of the aforementioned, it nevertheless is worthwhile as a respite from the garbage that Hollywood has been pumping out of late, including “Due Date,” which we walked out of after 45 minutes.
“Burlesque” tells the story of a young girl (newcomer Christina Aguilera) who bolts from a boring life in small town Iowa to seek stardom in L.A. After landing a waitress job in a local cabaret, the show’s entertainer/manager (Cher) finally gives her a chance, and the rest is history. Her powerful voice and sexy moves clears the path toward stardom. Aguilera’s character is dynamic, talented, full of energy and dripping with glitz. Watch her name explode into real stardom.
Particularly refreshing is a sexuality-driven movie devoid of the perennial “F” word, devoid of nudity (except one butt shot of actor Cam Digandet), and devoid of unnecessary sex scenes and slurpy kissing.
Yet, sex drives the music, the choreography, the characters, the story, the heart and the beat. Credit to the writers and directors who showed you can titillate an audience quite well without vulgarity.
While it probably won’t win any Oscars, it was a two-hour journey back into the times of “Cabaret,” when you left a theater feeling entertained. That’s what it’s all about.
Frankly Speaking Rating:    8 ½
Click here: YouTube – Official BURLESQUE Trailer

“BURLESQUE” Movie Review

If you enjoy sheer entertainment, see “Burlesque.”

Good musicals are so rare these days, that I get totally engrossed in a film that features well-choreographed singing and dancing mixed with storyline and good acting in the style of “Chicago” and “Moulin Rouge.”

While this picture doesn’t quite add up to the five-star quality of the aforementioned, it nevertheless is worthwhile as a respite from the garbage that Hollywood has been pumping out of late, including “Due Date,” which we walked out of after 45 minutes.

“Burlesque” tells the story of a young girl (newcomer Christina Aguilera) who bolts from a boring life in small town Iowa to seek stardom in L.A. After landing a waitress job in a local cabaret, the show’s entertainer/manager (Cher) finally gives her a chance, and the rest is history. Her powerful voice and sexy moves clears the path toward stardom. Aguilera’s character is dynamic, talented, full of energy and dripping with glitz. Watch her name explode into real stardom.

Particularly refreshing is a sexuality-driven movie devoid of the perennial “F” word, devoid of nudity (except one butt shot of actor Cam Digandet), and devoid of unnecessary sex scenes and slurpy kissing.

Yet, sex drives the music, the choreography, the characters, the story, the heart and the beat. Credit to the writers and directors who showed you can titillate an audience quite well without vulgarity.

While it probably won’t win any Oscars, it was a two-hour journey back into the times of “Cabaret,” when you left a theater feeling entertained. That’s what it’s all about.

Frankly Speaking Rating:    8 ½

Click here: YouTube – Official BURLESQUE Trailer

KWANZAA: HOLIDAY FOR RACISTS

Happy Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa is a holiday that competes against the commercialization of Christmas. It starts December 26th and lasts for one week. Let’s all celebrate.

Wait. We cannot all celebrate, because Kwanzaa is a holiday exclusive to black people. But that’s okay. Folks are entitled to have holidays that celebrate their race, just like congress is entitled to have a special caucus that excludes whites.

Cynicism aside, let’s take a closer look at this newly invented holiday which thirteen percent of the U.S. population are eligible to celebrate, while according to recent stats, it is actually recognized by 1.6 percent.

In researching Kwanzaa on line, folks will learn that this holiday was founded in 1966 by a fellow named Ron Everett, AKA Maulana Karenga. They will also tell you that Mr. Karenga is the director of black studies at California State U. in Long Beach. Sounds prestigious enough.

What the articles fail to mention is that Karenga was also a founder of the Black Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers of the 1960s. United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. They openly declared their hatred for whites. In one barbarous outburst in 1969, Karenga’s United Slaves shot to death Black Panthers Al “Bunchy” Carter and Deputy Minister John Huggins on the UCLA campus. In 1971, Karenga himself was sentenced to 1 – 10 years for various charges, including felonious assault and false imprisonment. Now, he’s a role model professor on an American campus, spewing hate and Marxism as the solution to racial problems in the U.S.

Click here: Maulana Karenga – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sound familiar?

The seven principals of Kwanzaa, which are listed in Wikipedia, are ironically the same principals that formulated the radical Symbianese Liberation Army in California, circa 1974.

Folks might remember when Patty Hearst became a household word after she was kidnapped, and then turned thief and robber while in the clutches of this so-called “peaceful” organization.

Thus, by the United States recognizing Kwanzaa as a legitimate, though unofficial, holiday, we are, in essence, endorsing the very taboo we all hate: Racism. But that’s okay, because it’s okay to be a racist, if one is not white.

Imagine for one minute, if someone like a David Duke gathered a couple million of his supremacist followers and declared a Caucasian-only holiday on January 15th, which happens to be Martin Luther King’s birthday. Would the media paint that as a worthy cause?

The overwhelming majority of Americans despise racism and condemn any organization, movement, persons or speech associated with racist bigotry. As such, Kwanzaa should be exposed for what it is: A racist-borne invented holiday intended to separate blacks from whites. How else are we to interpret this celebration when the clear path of Kwanzaa is; think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black.

Click here: FrontPage Magazine – Kwanzaa — Racist Holiday from Hell

In my seventy-one years, I’ve seen the progression of America from blacks sitting in the back of a bus to electing a black man as president. I remember southern segregation as a way of life. I — like millions — was taught that other races were inferior. As time has passed, America has changed immensely, and with some individual exceptions, we’ve shed the shameful stain of national racism.

Unfortunately, racist extremism still exists. But in 2010, the shoe is on the other foot, while condemnation from society and from media is stridently silent.

How is America to become a true color-blind society if manufactured holidays like Kwanzaa and organizations like the New Black Panthers continue to raise their ugly heads, reminding us all that we cannot be color-blind after all?

Perhaps someone should have informed George W. Bush, who in 2002, sucked up to the black vote by praising Kwanzaa. What people won’t do for political favors.

Click here: Ethnocentric celebration of Kwanzaa founded by racist

Click here: Bush’s Kwanzaa greeting

THE FUTURE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICAN ISLAM

“Your wives are a tilth (tilled soil) for you, so go into your tilth when you like and do good beforehand for yourselves and be careful (of your duty) to Allah and know that you will meet Him , and give good news to the believers.”

Surah  2:223

I cannot emphasize enough, that the segment of the population who will suffer most if America ever becomes an Islamic state, are the women. For that reason alone, women and women’s organizations should be paying close attention to the trends that are taking place in Europe and the U.S., and learn all they can about women in Islam, no matter if the source is “radical” or “moderate.”

In many Islamic countries, women are nothing more than slaves and property. Their purpose for existence is to serve men, keep the home and bear children. The slightest infractions, including an minor act of disobedience, can result is violence which is justified in the Koran, and encouraged and taught by Islamic leaders around the world. Here’s a few examples:

Click here: YouTube – How to beat your wife

Click here: YouTube – Wife Beating in Islam – Only a rod will help!

Click here: YouTube – Wife Beating in Islam – The Rules

We’ve all heard of “honor killings,” some of which have occurred in the U.S. Ever notice that the victims of honor killings are almost exclusively female? Statistics are difficult to come by on an international level, but it’s safe to say that the current spotlight on Islam has caused strict Islamists to back away from the obvious, because it makes Islam look bad to the rest of the world. So, when you hear about young Islamic women who have committed suicide, think twice. All is not necessarily as it seems. One way to dodge the “killing” aspect of such horrors, is to force suicide. Lock a girl in a room indefinitely, with no way to escape, with no food and only a rope, a gun and a box of rat poison to keep her company. That will skew the honor killing stats.

Click here: How to Avoid Honor Killing in Turkey? Honor Suicide – New York Times

Most folks will say that this is happening in other countries, not the U.S. But that’s wrong. And it’s not an act that’s limited to “radical” Muslims. Honor killings have been perpetrated by father’s and brothers against their daughters and sisters, who were otherwise considered “moderate,” all in the name of their religion. The most dramatic example is the “moderate” pillar of the community who owned a television station in Buffalo, NY, and was dedicated to improving the image of Islam in his community. His wife wanted a divorce, so he beheaded her.

Click here: Bridges TV, a Wife’s Beheading, and Honor Murder :: Daniel Pipes

The trend is undeniable. In 1990, this kind of mentality in radical countries was barely known about and virtually non-existent in the U.S. Now that it is getting a foothold, Islam and Muslims are a common entity, written or spoken about constantly in the media and the Internet. In only twenty years, we now hear of Islam as a powerful force in America almost daily. Average Americans never heard of “Sharia” in 1990? Today, it’s almost a household word. What will the next twenty — or fifty years — bring as the demographics change dramatically?

Inch by inch.

There are millions of Muslim women, including American converts, who are being exploited as a device to further the cause of Islamic expansionism. Muslim men will often lie to their women — glorifying Islam — in order to fulfill their duty. A great example was the female reporter, Laura Mansfield, who infiltrated a women’s event in a southern Mosque that was intended to teach about the goodness of Islam, and perhaps, secure converts and future wives.

She arrived early to the mosque and asked if she could wait in the front until the other women arrived. The Imam granted her wish. What they didn’t know, is that Ms. Mansfield was fluent in Arabic. She overheard the men converse among themselves in a most hateful manner toward America, praising Jihad. Later, when the American women arrived, the tone completely changed 180 degrees, claiming that Islam was very similar to Christianity and that the perceptions of Islam were all wrong.

This is a war of deception, have no doubts. Read her article:

Click here: Jihad comes to Small Town, USA

All of which brings me to Nonie Darwish. This is an Egyptian-born woman whose father was killed in 1956 by the Israeli Defense Force, after being sent to fight in Gaza by Nasser. Ms. Darwish has since become an author, a Christian convert and an outspoken voice trying to bring awareness about the threat of Islam toward women, here and abroad. The following article spells out in concise terms, what our granddaughters great-granddaughters will be facing as a lifestyle, should Sharia take firm hold in the United States. And, as the population grows to over fifty percent Islamic, with an Islamic dominated government, Sharia will creep into the Constitution and eventually be replaced by the Koran. That — is the stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most powerful extremist organization in the world. Please, (especially women) read her article:

Click here: Terrorizing Muslim Women | Terrorism Right Side News

What to do about all this?

Women should be rising up, to protect their future granddaughters. Women’s groups must put aside partisan politics and think about the big picture down the proverbial road. Where is NOW and the League of Women Voters, and the AAUW, and the scores of other women’s organizations that have so much clout? Where is the voice of women’s future?

Nonie Darwish, on video:

Click here: YouTube – Why I Left Islam – Nonie Darwish(Part 1 of 2)

Click here: Nonie Darwish – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PROFILE! PROFILE! PROFILE!

Here’s a solution to the complicated and very expensive system of groping and invading citizens who board American air carriers.

Profile!

Leave it up to the U.S. Government to make anything that can be simple and less expensive, into something that is beyond reality while costing billions unnecessarily.

Rather than reinventing the proverbial wheel, we could be following the model of the safest airline system in the world, despite the fact it is the most hated country in the mid-east. Israel makes no apologies. They do not grope or X-ray every man, woman and child. They follow a few simple rules:

1) Trained agents ask every passenger a short series of questions — four or five — to determine origin, nationality, and other factors, then observe the physical manner and characteristics. Unspoken, but in truth, Muslims and/or Arabs will get a second look before non-Muslims. If there is any doubts about a passenger, they X-ray or search further.

2) An armed Air Marshal is aboard every flight. Every terrorist knows this in advance.

End of story.

El Al is the world’s safest airline.

This short video explains it very well:

Click here: Video – How Israel Screens for Terrorists – WSJ.com

The fact of the matter, is that the TSA scans in use today and the groping searches would likely not have discovered the box cutters, used by the 9/11 terrorists, nor the crude bomb materials in the underwear of the Nigerian who intended on detonating his device en route to Detroit. All of this is for political correctness, to give the passengers a show, allegedly to make them feel safe enough to board aircrafts. There are better and more efficient ways to do it.

I don’t have the full count of airline terror attacks at hand, but I would ask anyone to tell me of any terror incident that has occurred on an aircraft in the last twenty years, that was NOT perpetrated by a Muslim. Please…tell me. Not the Lockerbie Pan Am flight of 1988, not the 9/11 terrorists, not the shoe bomber or the underwear bomber, or any other airline bomber.

Add to that the train station bombings of London and Madrid, plus the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, plus all the terror hijackings of cruise ships and cargo ships by Somali Muslims over the last twenty years.

I wish it were not true. But it is.

In law enforcement investigations, we must follow leads and trends. When a series of children were being killed in Altanta in 1981, the cops had a witness description that the perpetrator was a black man. The cops didn’t waste their time checking out Asian and Caucasians just to be politically correct. Nor did they check out women. They focused on young adult black males. That was the profile of the killer.

I could cite numerous other examples. The fact remains, the descriptions of virtually all airline terrorists, and most terrorists around the world, are young Muslims, usually male. Sure, they are the radicals, but who can tell a radical from a non-radical? The terrorist bombings in London were perpetrated by doctors. Ft. Hood’s murderous rampage was waged by a psychiatrist. But they all had one common denominator: The Stamp of Islam.

So why are grey-haired pastors from Iowa being groped and X-rayed? Why nuns, and children? Why Asian grandmothers and grandfathers, and any other folks who are obviously not terrorists?

Because the government is more afraid of offending one or two percent of the nation’s population, than the other 98 or 99 percent. It’s okay to offend you and me, and our moms and dads, and our kids, and all of us who are hard-working Americans who have raised families, served out country and paid taxes all our lives. But, God-forbid we offend a Muslim.

For those of you who will caution me not to broad brush all Muslims as possible terrorists, you are right. We should not, because the greatest majority of Muslims are not terrorists. But you, nor I, will ever know how much money is being funneled to Hamas, Hezbollah or al Qaeda by seemingly “peaceful” Muslims who own businesses or otherwise earn large incomes. The threat is not by the terrorists alone. Those who aid and abet, are not coming out of the closet.

So, friends, it’s a matter of common sense and logic. Don’t expect any of that from the United States government.

Click here: TSA Complaints Emerge as Travelers Reveal Pat-Down Atrocities