Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hooray for Hollywood!

You know, I love movies. I love going to the movies, as well as watching them at home. The point here is that I have nothing against Hollywood. Until now. Get this article by Jeffrey Ressner, "Ayers Script Hopes To Gain From Obama." Holy Crap. Check this subheading:
A screenplay about former Weather Underground leader hopes to "at least get people interested."

Don't you just want to throw up?? Yes, by all means, let these Hollywood A-holes capitalize on the life of an UNREPENTANT domestic terrorist, who is best buddies with the Democratic presidential nominee who SWEARS he had just NO idea who Bill Ayers was all those many, many years they have been friends. Save it already - such a crock of hooey.

That's not the worst of it. Read their chosen subtitle in its fuller context:
A new script about the life of former Weather Underground leader William Ayers is making the rounds in Hollywood, and the co-screenwriter hopes that the recent hubbub surrounding Barack Obama's ties to the Sixties radical will "at least get people interested" in it.

Yes, they want to take advantage of the attempts by people to bring this unsavory relationship to light to get people to come to their movie. Wow. Talk about your moxie, I think these folks have it. And by these folks, I mean Hancock and Ayers:
Director John Hancock finished writing the screenplay titled "Fugitive Days" over the summer with longtime partner Dorothy Tristan, and his agent has just begun sending it to producers and production companies. Adapted from Ayers' 2001 memoir of the same name, the script has received "nibbles but no bites," said Hancock, who is hoping to direct the film if it is eventually produced.

Hancock told Politico that he optioned the book about a year and a half ago and spent about 40 hours interviewing Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago. The two were founding members of the Weather Underground and together helped plot some of the most violent domestic protests of the Vietnam War, including bombings of the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.

Near the end of the screenplay, Ayers discusses his political activism in a scene with his father and says, "Yeah we did some foolish things. I can't quite imagine putting a bomb in a building today, but the way things are in the world, I can't imagine entirely dismissing the possibility either. What if the government is killing a bunch of innocent people and just won't listen? And knowing now that trying to make a better life can lead to the guillotine, and the gulag, I still can't imagine a fully human world without utopian dreams."

I'm sorry, WHAT did you say, Bill?? I have to see that again:
"Yeah we did some foolish things. I can't quite imagine putting a bomb in a building today, but the way things are in the world, I can't imagine entirely dismissing the possibility either..."

Gee, how in the WORLD could any of us think there is something amiss in Obama having a personal relationship with a man like this??? Why would we possibly be bringing up his history as a domestic terrorist when he is clearly such a stand-up,PATRIOTIC, guy? What is wrong with US? Because let me tell you, that is how they are spinning it. No, I'm not kidding:
Hancock, who is 69 and a former Vietnam protestor himself (though not involved with the Weather Underground or affiliated groups), said that Ayers is "trying to ignore and not read about" the recent attempts by conservatives and the GOP to tie him to the Democratic presidential nominee.

Here's a little newsflash for you, Hancock, it isn't just conservatives who want to know more about this relationship. It is any thinking American who wants to know how the hell it can be that a major party's presidential nominee is close friends with a TERRORIST, someone who has tried to do exactly what those from outside the country did on 9/11. That's why we are asking, no, demanding honest answers from the Man Who Would Be King. Because I'll tell you, I have never been conservative a day in my life, and I have been in a NUMBER of protests against actions taken by my government, but I never, not once, EVER, dreamed of attacking my government and killing innocent bystanders as a result. Not once. Not ever. And yet this man, Bill Ayers, who is EDUCATING CHILDREN, sees it as a perfectly viable solution.

You'll be relieved to know that Obama will be spared any scrutiny from Hancock:
Sen. Obama, who acknowledged he has been "friendly" with Ayers since the mid-1990s and worked with him on various Chicago anti-poverty and education projects, is not mentioned in the screenplay since its storyline doesn't cover the time when they met. Rather, it traces Ayers' and Dohrn's entry into radical politics during the 1960s and ends in 1980 when the couple turned themselves in to authorities. Hancock said he may add a reference to Obama as a coda to his script, due to the recently revived interest in Ayers as a result of the presidential campaign.

Ah, yes. The land of opportunity.

Now, there was something else in this article I found a bit curious, and I'll tell you why (like you thought I wouldn't). See, Obama claims that he didn't really know about Ayers' history. Yes he did. I know, BS. But that's what Obama's minions are pedaling on the news shows (H/T to Hot Air for highlighting this video):

Here's just one of the reasons why I don't buy this load of crapola:
A handful of movies have been made about Ayers and the Weather Underground, including a 2002 Oscar-nominated documentary, a 1975 TV movie starring Sissy Spacek, and the 1988 feature film "Running on Empty," which co-starred Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as a fugitive couple loosely based on the two antiwar bombers, with the late River Phoenix as their GenX teenage son.

Now, if you knew your friend, boss, and neighbor had some movies made about him, are you telling me you would not have rented the damn things and watched them? Really??? Spare me.

Even more than that, as Erick Erickson pointed out (again, H/T to Hot Air), the Democratic National Convention was in Chicago in 1996. And in the run-up to deciding on that locale in 1994, Bill Ayers was certainly a topic of conversation. So, apparently, Obama didn't bother with any news whatsoever, especially newspapers. And, he certainly didn't think anything of it when Ayers had him come work FOR HIM in 1995. Not to mention the little fundraiser Ayers threw for him. But Obama had no idea about Ayers history, none at all. Again I say, what a crock of hooey. Check out Erickson's article for more. Suffice it to say, like me, Erickson ain't buying what Obama, Axelrod, and the rest of his lapdogs claim about Ayers. Not buying that Obama didn't know him, and that talk about Ayers is simply a distraction from the issues. He IS an issue, and his relationship with Obama speaks directly to Obama's character, his judgment, and his mindset. I think those are some mighty important questions to be asked, myself.

But Hancock doesn't seem bothered by any of those questions. He's just hoping you'll part with your hard-earned dollars to see his desire to capitalize on interest in the truth about Ayers up on the big screen. I don't know about you, but he won't be getting mine.


Mike J. said...

This is just amazing! Could they really be that stupid? A movie about a domestic terrorist painting him in a positive light? The reaction to this piece of crapola would likely be so hugely negative, and would provide the GOP with so much ammunition to use against not only Obama but Democrats in general ("See? We TOLD you they hate America..."), that only a complete moron would think this in any way would help Obama, the Democrats, or the liberal agenda.

I lived in CA long enough that there are quite a few people there severely out of touch with reality.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Excellent point, Mike J, abt how the GOP could use this. And I agree - they will!

What was really disturbing, though, was to see some comments following a column by Lynn Sweet on Bill Ayers. Some of the people completely blew it off as insignificant. I'm sorry, but, even as radical as I have been in my day, to bomb the PENTAGON is a pretty damn big deal. I am pretty sure I wouldn't be spending time with someone who engaged in domestic terrorism ANYWAY, ane especially not if I wanted to run for office.

Staggers the mind that people are taking his friends - not associates - but close friends - so lightly. Amazing.

Thanks for coming by, mike j!