Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bette Davis Eyes

She got Greta Garbo stand off sighs

for the record...again...I am half communist, half socialist, and half with it

now we know that the News-Press is a staunch anti-union paper..Wendy and her ilk think that the wealthy should rule over the working class without oversight...most of these folks have gained wealth, not through work, but by inheritance...the Koch Bros inherited their Bircher daddy's fortune; Wendy inherited her fortune by divorcing a rich man...they feel entitled and don't quite get what it's like to pay a mortgage, raise a family and go to work everyday..well thankfully the unions have given workers some relief...abusing the workforce is rather counter-productive I would think

and it's strange but this very anti-union attitude was prevalent back in the 1920s and 1930s...Hollywood...the studios owned the actors and worked them up and down until a few actors like Bette Davis and Olivia De Havilland had enough..these ladies rebelled against the studios and were punished, but they kept fighting for rights....worker rights..these were the real true first ladies of film...ballsy gals!!

the Screen Actor's Guild was was a labor union and Ronald Reagan was president of the SAG for a time...I bet Wendy doesn't even know that although she worships Ron at the Reagan Ranch I guess you could say the Ronny was a commie sympathyzer!! but the SAG gave Reagan a shot at being an and I know he couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, but at least he had a shot..a chance...and Ronald Reagan called union membership "one of the most elemental human rights".

Yet conservatives may be shocked to learn that their idol Reagan was once a union boss himself. Reagan was the only president in American history to have belonged to a union, the AFL-CIO affiliated Screen Actors Guild. And he even served six terms as president of the organized labor group. Additionally, Reagan was a staunch advocate for the collective bargaining rights of one of the world’s most famous and most influential trade unions, Poland’s Solidarity movement.

now sometimes we gather at the Montecito Inn Cafe for dinner...always a nice place to eat and the building is superb...built in the 1920s by Charlie Chaplin...Chaplin was an interesting guy but our transgender FBI director J Edgar Hoover had a file on him for communist sympathies...

J Edgar Hoover was an idiot so I figured that Chaplin was a cool dude and I just love Monsieur Verdoux...

from wiki: Chaplin again vocalised his political views in Monsieur Verdoux, criticising capitalism and arguing that the world encourages mass killing through wars and WMD. Because of this, the film met with controversy when it was released in April 1947; Chaplin was booed at the premiere, and there were calls for a boycott. Monsieur Verdoux was the first Chaplin release that failed both critically and commercially in the United States. It was more successful abroad, and Chaplin's screenplay was nominated at the Academy Awards. He was proud of the film, writing in his autobiography, "Monsieur Verdoux is the cleverest and most brilliant film I have yet made."

The negative reaction to Monsieur Verdoux was largely the result of changes in Chaplin's public image. Along with damage of the Joan Barry scandal, he was publicly accused of being a communist. His political activity had heightened during World War II, when he campaigned for the opening of a Second Front to help the Soviet Union and supported various SovietAmerican friendship groups. Chaplin attended functions given by Soviet diplomats in Los Angeles. In the political climate of 1940s America, such activities meant Chaplin was considered, as Larcher writes, "dangerously progressive and amoral." The FBI wanted him out of the country, and early in 1947 they launched an official investigation.

Chaplin denied being a communist, instead calling himself a "peacemonger", but felt the government's effort to suppress the ideology was an unacceptable infringement of civil liberties. Unwilling to be quiet about the issue, he openly protested the trials of Communist Party members and the activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Chaplin received a subpoena to appear before HUAC, but was not called to testify. As his activities were widely reported in the press, and Cold War fears grew, questions were raised over his failure to take American citizenship. Calls were made for him to be deported; Representative John E. Rankin of Mississippi told Congress in June 1947: "His very life in Hollywood is detrimental to the moral fabric of America. [If he is deported] ... his loathsome pictures can be kept from before the eyes of the American youth. He should be deported and gotten rid of at once."

what boogles the mind is many of these attitudes, these irrational, ignorant fears are front and center in the News-Press today... with the guest editorials, the FOX News stories..all the by-words are the same...progressives, commies, union demons, smart meters, and esp the "moral fabric" of our society....such fears these people have!!

but what is that..the moral fabric of our society??

well, Wendy and her little Ayn Randy buddies should take a deeper look..the moral fabric of our society are the ones working for a living


Anonymous said...

Today's Sunday sports section has almost NO WOMEN! Only one girl peeping over a fence. Someone doesn't know the Wendy rules; heads will roll!

Anonymous said...

Moral fabric? I hear McCaw runs the News-Press like a sweat shop. What does that say about the moral fabric of the wealthy? Same thing it's always said: Show biz kids making movies of themselves you know they don't give a fuck about anybody else. Cheap beyatch. One day the rich in their white towers will fall. County me in for a turn working the guillotine.

Anonymous said...

Great read the book "FIST" for those who hate to read their is always the movie starring Sylvester Stallone but the book is a great read!


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