[IsraelTimes] Group will have hard time explaining how it allowed -- or worse, ordered -- the construction of a passage giving Gazooturbans access to Sinai
Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, leaders find themselves in a worrisome situation. Another of their tunnels penetrating into Israeli territory has been exposed and destroyed. In total, two of their tunnels have been destroyed in about two and a half months (another one, possibly two, belonging to the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... has also been demolished), and it seems like Hamas is quickly losing its most significant strategic weapon ahead of the next possible military confrontation with Israel.
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One would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
[IsraelTimes] Saving his harshest rhetoric for Trump, 82-year-old PA president tells PLO Central Council, 'This may be the last time you see me here'
Sunday’s address by Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... to the Paleostine Liberation Organization’s Central Council sounded like the farewell of a leader at the end of his political path, and he admitted as much.
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[NationalReview] There’s a great scene in the wonderful 1982 movie My Favorite Year, which is set in 1954. Peter O’Toole plays a semi-washed-up actor named Alan Swann, famous for swashbuckling roles. For reasons too complicated to explain here, Swann tries to shimmy down the side of a building using a fire hose. He ends up dangling just below a cocktail party on a balcony. Two stockbrokers are chatting when one of them notices Swann swinging below them. "I think Alan Swann is beneath us!" he exclaims.
The second stockbroker replies: "Of course he’s beneath us. He’s an actor."
It may be hard for some people to get the joke these days, but for most of human history, actors were considered low-class. They were akin to carnies, grifters, hookers, and other riffraff.
...Needless to say, times have changed. And I suppose I have to say they’ve changed for the better. But that’s a pretty low bar. I don’t think acting is a dishonorable profession, and I’m steadfastly opposed to banning plays, musicals, movies, and TV shows.
But in our collective effort to correct the social stigmas of the past, can anyone deny that we’ve overshot the mark?
I think part of the answer has to do with the receding of religion from public life. As a culture, we’ve elevated "authenticity" to a new form of moral authority. We look to our feelings for guidance. Actors, as a class, are feelings merchants. While they may indeed be "out of touch" with the rest of America from time to time, actors are adept at being in touch with their feelings. And for some unfathomably stupid reason, we now think that puts us beneath them.
I have never considered actors to be a moral guide. Richer, yes. Better looking, yes. But more moral? Ha! Look at the marital history of almost everyone in Hollywood. You almost never see someone who is married to one person for Life. And that doesn't count all the affairs, shack-ups etc.
Face it, actors are only famous because they are good at reading words somebody else wrote, and pretending to be someone else.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
01/16/2018 9:29 Comments ||
Its the left - they push appearance over substance, feelings over facts. Uneducated morons, which most actors are, are convenient vehicles for this, and the media aids it by promoting and publicizing them uncritically. For example Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey on Vaccines, or Gwenneth Poltroon Paltrow on just about anything.
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