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Palin resigns as Alaska Governor, to enter porn industry in 2010?


Saturday, July 04, 2009
James Clavitt Jr., Fox News Senior Staff Writer
New York, N.Y.

Fox news has confirmed Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will resign her post as the state’s chief executive and will enter the lucrative porn industry of Southern California sometime in 2010.  Larry Flynt staffers have confirmed Flynt has offered and Palin has accepted a large 8 figure salary to exclusively appear in print and film productions for Larry Flynt Publications.  It’s unclear why the conservative Palin has accepted Flynt’s offer but sources close the negotiations have said Governor Palin wanted to create a situation that would keep her and her family financially secure and for years to come and Larry Flynt Publications submitted an offer that was hard to pass up.  Todd Palin, the Governor’s husband, was initially furious but was persuaded to accept the offer after Flynt staffers estimated the video and print media demand would make Palin the most sought after actress in the history of film and year one sales profits would exceed $800 million dollars.  Flynt reportedly also agreed to donate a large some of money to Mr. and Mrs. Palin’s favorite charities each of the next 3 years.

Additionally, Palin is expected to get a percentage of the video and print media sales in which she appears, which is said to be unprecedented in the adult film industry.  Initial reports are she will receive as much as a 55% share of profit for each video sold and 75% for online video content.  The print media share was estimated at 10%.  Mr. Flynt, did not immediately return calls to his office but a spokesman for the adult media mogul said the deal was 99% complete but he could not give any more specifics because he was not permitted to release information until the contract was finalized.

James Stanton, editor of Adult Video News, said this agreement would be bigger than any contract ever signed in or out of the porn industry and that Palin demand is so high that sales could reach levels seen of Oscar winners in traditional film and print sales would eclipse demand for the Harry Potter book series.  “We’re reaching a time when adult film is no longer taboo” Stanton said from his Los Angeles office. “Demand is high for anything Palin, film and print sales from a woman with the popularity and beauty queen caliber looks of Palin would be so high that something like this just might help get the country out of the recession”, said Stanton with a chuckle.  Calls to Mr. and Mrs. Palin’s office were not immediately returned.

James Clavitt Jr. and Jessica Dupart, Fox News Senior Staff Writers contributed to this report
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July 4, 2009 Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, Election 2008, John McCain, Money, Movies, News, Newspaper, Politics, Random, Religion, Sarah Palin | 1 Comment

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Charlton Heston has cold dead hands

Heroic Actor’s Most Controversial Role Came as Real-Life NRA Chief
April 6, 2008

Charlton Heston, who divided the Red Sea as Hollywood’s Moses and divided America as leader of the National Rifle Association, died at age 84 on Saturday night at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His wife said the first thing they had to do once he expired was to pry the shotgun from his cold, dead hands.

The accliamed actor, who was born, John Charlton Carter in Evanston, Ill., became known as much for his politics as his acting in his final decades in public life.

A towering figure in Hollywood, Heston defined his show business career portraying iconic and heroic figures, painting masterpieces as Michelangelo, racing chariots in “Ben-Hur” and defending the last vestiges of humanity in “Planet of the Apes.”

Offscreen, Heston was as fiercely outspoken as many of his characters. In the 1960s, he was a civil rights activist, marching alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Later in life, he saw gun advocacy as a natural extension of civil liberties  defiantly hoisting a rifle in the air at NRA rallies and vowing that his opponents would have to pry it away “from my cold dead hands.”

In August 2002, Heston announced publicly, with the same bravery that defined his life, that he had a neurological disorder consistent with Alzheimer’s disease.

“For an actor, there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can’t part with you, which is why I won’t exclude you from this stage in my life,” he said.

King of the Epics

With his broad, 6’3″ physique, steely blue eyes and rich voice, Heston was not destined to play the common man. His movie career took off in 1952 when he starred as a circus manager in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” and catapulted to the upper reaches of stardom four years later, when he delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage in the Cecil B. DeMille classic “The Ten Commandments.”

Through the late 1950s to the late 1960s, Heston hit his zenith, winning a best actor Oscar in the title role of “Ben-Hur” and delivering perhaps his finest performance opposite Sophia Loren in Anthony Mann’s epic “El Cid,” about the 11th century Spanish soldier who defends his homeland against the Moors.

In 1965, Heston came to movie theaters as both Michelangelo in “The Agony and the Ecstasy” and John the Baptist in “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

Still, it would be a mistake to say that the actor was typecast. He worked in a number of westerns and science fiction films, such as “Soylent Green” and “Planet of the Apes.”

Even before it was fashionable for celebrities to speak out, Heston asserted himself, serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1965 to 1971, and later, as a member of the National Endowment for the Arts and president of the Los Angeles Music Center.

In the 1960s, he was not only marching with King, but also visiting troops fighting in Vietnam. His service in the civil rights movement was honored when he was asked to appear as a narrator in the 1970 documentary “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.”

“That guy Heston has to watch it,” singer Frank Sinatra said, after Heston won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1977. “If he’s not careful, he’ll get actors a good name.”

In 1980, when fellow actor Ronald Reagan was elected president, Heston served on Reagan’s Task Force on the Arts and Humanities.

Later in life, as a leader of the NRA, he came under attack for his outspoken politics, and, on a few occasions, had trouble maintaining the composure that served him so well on movie sets.

In a 1998 interview with The Sunday Telegraph of London, he broadly attacked the “fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition; the feminists who preach that it is the divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand while they seek preference with another, and New Age apologists for juvenile crime.”

Later on, after hearing unkind public remarks from George Clooney, the nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney, Heston fought back. “It’s funny how class can skip a generation, isn’t it?”

Still, his life’s work on-screen and off-screen left him with supporters who looked beyond the politics and saw a man deeply driven by his beliefs.

“Chuck has done so much for the cultural life of the country and for our town of Los Angeles,” actor Gregory Peck told ABC Radio in an interview in the late 1990s.

Many in Hollywood came to his defense after Michael Moore’s anti-gun documentary, “Bowling for Columbine,” in which the filmmaker looped a clip of Heston at an NRA rally holding up a rifle and declaring, “From my cold, dead hands.”

In the film, Moore hounds Heston for an interview and Heston eventually invites him into his home for a filmed chat, in which Moore confronts him, some say unfairly, about youths killed in gun-related violence.

The interview occurred before Heston publicly announced his struggle with Alzheimer’s, but the movie was released afterward, leading some to say Moore should have cut the ambush interview, which made Heston look vague and confused.

In 2003, Heston won the next of his impressive trophies, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

A Career Honed From Pretend Games

Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Evanston, Ill., Charlton Carter was the son of a mill operator and a homemaker. His parents divorced when he was young and he adopted the last name of his stepfather, Chet Heston.

The family eventually relocated to rural St. Helens, Mich., where the closest theater was 25 miles away.

“All kids play pretend games,” Heston said. “And because of the isolated nature of my boyhood, I went on doing it longer than most kids.”

In high school, he started acting, earning a scholarship to Northwestern University in Chicago, where he studied drama alongside Tony Randall and Patricia Neal.

Struggling as a cash-strapped undergrad, Heston would later recall jumping the turnstile on the Chicago El and posing nude for art students for extra money. While still in school, he met Lydia Marie Clarke. They married in 1944.

During World War II, Heston served a three-year stint in the Air Force, mostly in the Aleutian Islands, rising to the rank of staff sergeant.

Upon his discharge from the military, he resumed his acting career, heading to New York and making his Broadway debut in 1948 in “Antony and Cleopatra.”

Heston and his wife, who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2004, have two children, Lydia and Frasier.

With Frasier, a director, Heston established a production company, Agamemnon Films, which has released an animated version of “Ben-Hur” on DVD, and the video “Charlton Heston Presents the Bible.”

In later life, Heston had hip replacement surgery and fought prostate cancer, declaring himself cancer-free in 2001. Throughout it all, he continued to swim, play tennis and advocate for the NRA. In 2003, he stepped down as the organization’s president after serving for five years.

“For now, I’m not changing anything,” he said in a public statement about his illness. “I’ll insist on work when I can; the doctors will insist on rest when I must. If you see a little less spring in my step, if your name fails to leap to my lips, you’ll know why. And if I tell you a funny story for the second time, please laugh anyway.”

He ended his speech, appropriately, with a quote from Shakespeare: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

April 6, 2008 Posted by | Current Events, Movies, News, Politics, Television | 14 Comments

Controversial Religious Films

The Golden Compass
Starring Nicole Kidman and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards, “The Golden Compass,” based on a book Philip Pullman, is a fantasy tale of a young heroine who tries to save kidnapped children from an organization trying to rid them of their souls. Before the film hit theaters this past winter, the film was already causing controversy; the Catholic League called a boycott on the film. The book’s evil organization, The Magisterium, is based on the Catholic Church, but the film version tones down any religious undertones. However, the Catholic League is afraid the film will drive kids to pick up the books, which they consider to be Atheist. (Laurie Sparham/Newline/

Passion of the Christ
Before actor/director Mel Gibson made headlines for a DUI arrest and a reported string of anti-semitic slurs, his film, “The Passion of Christ,” had come under fire from Jewish organizations for perceived anti-Semiticism. The film’s critics believed that the film, which depicted Jesus of Nazarath in his last 12 hours, suggested that Jewish leaders were responsible for the crucifixion. Additionally, the graphic violence in the religious film prompted criticism. (AP Photo)


In addition to a female God (Alanis Morisette) and a 13th apostle (Chris Rock, left), who insisted he was left out of the Bible because he was black, the crux, no pun intended, of the movie, written and directed by Kevin Smith, was two apostles trying to get back into Heaven through a loophole, suggesting they had found a fault in the higher power. The Catholic League accused the film’s distributors, Disney and Miramax, of being anti-Catholic. A appropriately satirical disclaimer ran before the film, which included, “So please before you think about hurting someone over this trifle of a film, remember: even God has a sense of humor. Just look at the Platypus.” (SIPA)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Handling religious subjects for film with a little humor comes with its costs, apparently. When the Monty Python team took on the birth of Christ, or rather a man, Brian Cohen, who is mistaken for the savior, religious groups considered the film blasphemous. Among the protesters’ claims was that the foolish depiction of Brian’s followers reflected an attack on religiosity. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)



The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Willem Dafoe, left, stars at Jesus Christ in this film, directed by Martin Scorcese, which to this day is banned from certain video chains and libraries. The protests began before the film’s production ended; Christian groups took issue with a scene at the end of the movie in which Jesus is told he is not the Messiah and goes on to marry Mary Magdalene and have a family, rather than save humanity by dying on the cross. (SYNDICATION INTERNATIONAL/SIPA)


Stigmata (1999)
This film’s namesake is what the Catholic Church believes is a miraculous connection to Jesus through the physical infliction of the crucifixion wounds from the cross. However the film, directed by Rupert Wainright, depicts the stigmata, exhibited by an atheist (played by Patricia Arquette), as almost demonic. Additionally there are allusions to a romance between a senior priest and the atheist. (WEBER/SIPA)


Da Vinci Code (2006)
After the huge success of Dan Brown’s book, an on-screen version seemed inevitable. However, the book’s success didn’t stop Catholic groups from criticizing the film’s depiction of the Catholic Church and its suggestive plot. The film follows a plot, involving the Catholic Church, to hide the true nature of Mary Magdalene, who the movie suggests was Jesus Christ’s wife. Despite worldwide demonstrations against the movie, it was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Meanwhile, Tom Hanks has signed on to star in the onscreen version of the book’s prequel, “Angels and Demons,” also written by Brown. (LILO/SIPA)


Battlefield Earth (2000)
While more people remember this film for its critical panning rather than the film’s controversy, it spurred religious discussion nonetheless. It depicts the origins of Scientology, based on the novel of the same name by Ron L. Hubbard. Critics of the religion claimed that there were subliminal messages in the film,which was just part of the pre-release onslaught of negative press for the movie. Devout scientologist John Travolta produced and starred in the film, which, along with the controversial attention, helped push the religion into the limelight, and as a result, an object of criticism, it occupies today. (WEBER/SIPA)


The Message (Mohammed: The Messenger of God) (1976)
Actor Anthony Quinn, left, starred in this film, which portrayed the Islamic religion. It chronicled the life and times of the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed. However, depicting images of Mohammed is considered heresy, therefore, he is never seen in the movie and organ music is meant to symbolize his presence. However, Hollywood was hesitant to financially back a movie about the origins of Islam and when producers walked, Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi helped finance the film’s completion. (John Bryson/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)


Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Actress Mia Farrow starred in this controversial film, directed by Roman Polanski. Farrow plays a new wife who becomes pregnant and surrealistic dream sequences reveal it may be the son of Satan. Catholic groups not only took aim with the film’s portrayal of the occult, but also for underhanded stabs at Catholocism, per Farrow’s characters own Catholicism. (SIPA)


Priest (1994)
There’s no doubt that director Antonia Bird knew this film would not go over well with the Catholic Church. The British film depicted one Liverpool priest dealing with, and acting on, his homosexual desires, while the head priest is having sexual relations with his housekeeper. (SIPA)


The Exorcist (1973)
Many consider this film to be one of Hollywood’s scariest, but its frightening satanic themes also make it one of the most controversial. The movie depicts a young girl who is possessed by the devil. However, at the time, the violent and freakish scenes were considered extreme and led some religious leaders to consider the film satanic in itself.


Water (2004)
Production on this Canadian film, written and directed by Deepa Mehta, was halted when protesters vandalized the set in India for what they perceived was anti-Hindu subject matter. Mehta had previously stirred controversy with her two previous films, “Fire” and “Earth.” Despite the burned-down set in India, Mehta was able to film in Sri Lanka. The film, which depicts widows in an ashram in the 1930’s, was considered to paint Hindu traditions in a negative light by Hindu conservatives. The film would go on to be nominated for a 2007 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. (AP Photo)



March 23, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Movies, Religion | 1 Comment

Fox News Bigot John Gibson Mocks ‘Weirdo’ Heath Ledger’s Death


Listen to the audio at Think Progress

Fox news John Gibson is a religious-right bigot. They need to fire his ass.

Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”

Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, “I wish I knew how to quit you” from Ledger’s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, “Well, he found out how to quit you.” Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, “We’re dead,” followed by his own, mocking “We’re dead” before playing the clip again.

Throughout the course of the show, Gibson continued to bring up Ledger’s death while discussing current events, jokingly claiming that current events may have caused him to commit suicide.

On yesterday’s drop in the stock market:

GIBSON: Maybe he had a serious position in the market.

TOM SULLIVAN: And possibly today, he looked at the window and said…

GIBSON: “Oh my God.”

SULLIVAN: His name’s not Keith Bledger, right?

GIBSON: He was depressed about yesterday’s downturn in the world stock markets.

On the Democratic debate in South Carolina:

GIBSON: Apparently Heath Ledger was suicidal and his friends saw it coming. I think he watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant.

In reality, New York City Police spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times that there was “no obvious indication of suicide.”

You stay classy, John Gibson.

UPDATE: In 2006, when Brokeback Mountain was released, Gibson repeatedly made fun of the film, calling it “a gay agenda movie.”


January 23, 2008 Posted by | Current Events, Entertainment, Movies, News, Religion, Television | 3 Comments

Kansas Baptist Church Intends to Picket Heath Ledger’s Funeral Because He Played Gay Character

A radical Baptist church in Kansas known for picketing the funerals of soldiers who perished in Iraq said it intends to protest Heath Ledger’s memorial service with signs claiming the actor died and is in Hell because he played a gay character in “Brokeback Mountain.”

Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka said that she and other members will picket Ledger’s United States memorial services, not those held in his native Australia.

“You cannot live in defiance of God,” she said. “He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it’s OK to be gay.”

A press release circulated by the church references Leviticus 18:22 in the Bible, which states that “thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

“Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there,” the Westboro Baptist announcement says.

Started 1955, the Topeka, Kan.-based church has conducted over 34,000 peaceful demonstrations opposing the homosexual lifestyle, according to their Web site,

The organization runs various Web sites, including and others that condemn lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Muslims, Roman Catholics and Jews as well as certain nationalities, according to Wikipedia.

The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the church as a hate group and the organization is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League, according to its Wikipedia entry.

Phelps-Roper said the church group will also be picketing the Academy Awards this year.

Both the printed release and Phelps-Roper’s verbal diatribe about Ledger were rife with homophobic slurs. She said that those who call her and other members of Westboro Baptist Church bigots must also think God is a bigot.

“God hates fags,” she said. “The wrath of God has been revealed before the eyes of this nation with the death of Heath Ledger. … This nation worships the dead almost as much as they worship their filthy sex acts. America is doomed.”


January 23, 2008 Posted by | Current Events, Entertainment, Movies, News, Religion | , | 5 Comments

No Country For Old Men – Movie Review

No Country For Old Men ****

No Country for Old Men is one of the best films of 2007. It’s thrilling from start to finish and at just over two hours, leaves you thoroughly satisfied. This is one of those films you will be thinking about long after you leave the theater. Expect to see several Academy Award nominations and wins for everyone involved in this film. Visit Ebert & Roeper to watch their review of this film.

Independent Democracy 4 star guide:
**** Loved It

*** Really liked It
** Liked It
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, or would rather have watched a George Bush speech

A hunter (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon a dead body, $2 million and a stash of heroin in the woods. He absconds with the cash, but brutal thief Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) comes looking for it, with a local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) on his trail. The roles of hunter and prey blur as the violent pursuits of money and justice collide. Woody Harrelson co-stars in this dark morality tale from Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel.

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Movies | Leave a comment

Almost Famous movie review **

I watched this film today and it wasn’t bad. It’s about a teenage kid who leaves home in the early 70s to work as a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. He travels with the rock back Stillwater and lives the life of a tag along reporter groupie as the band travels the country. It’s a good film that’s worth a rent, especially if you’re old enough to remember the time and the music of the day.

Synopsis:  Stillwater (a rock group based on Led Zeppelin) is on the cusp of success, and 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is on the cusp of the rest of his life. The youngster cajoles Rolling Stone magazine’s editor (via telephone) into an assignment to cover the band on a cross-country tour. Based on director Cameron Crowe’s experiences, Almost Famous is an enchanting coming-of-age story.

Sameritech’s 4 star guide:

**** Loved It
*** Really liked It
** Liked It
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, or would rather have watched a George Bush speech

November 18, 2007 Posted by | Movies | Leave a comment

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November 12, 2007 Posted by | Animals, Blogroll, Books, Current Events, Environment, Fun Stuff, Health, Helpful Resources, Humor, Iraq, Letters to the Editor, Military & War, Money, Movies, Music, News, News of the Wierd, Politics, Random, Religion, Rhode Island, Sports, Television, Utah | Leave a comment

No End in Sight DVD Review ****

This movie is for those people who believe President Bush and his administration made the right choices in the buildup to the Iraq war. It’s for those people who believe President Bush and his administration made the right choices after the war began. Finally, it’s for the people who have believed all along that this war was a mistake and must be ended now.

This must-see documentary shows the facts about the war from the people who were there when it started. The mistakes that were made are quite simply embarrassing. People who had no clue about foreign policy or how to give the Iraqi people “democracy” were selected for senior level positions within the Bush administration. What we read, see, and hear about everyday in the news regarding the Iraq was can be traced back to their mistakes in the early stages of the war. I believe history will look back at this time in our history and point blame and shame squarely on the shoulders of our current administration. Watch this film and decide for yourself.

This in-depth, award-winning documentary from filmmaker (and former Brookings Institution fellow) Charles Ferguson examines the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the subsequent occupation by President George W. Bush and his administration. Featuring exclusive interviews with central players and detailed analysis, the film pulls no punches as it chronicles the twists and turns America took on the path to war.

Sameritech’s 4 star guide:

**** Loved it
*** Really liked it
** Average, but watchable
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, would rather have watched a George Bush speech

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Iraq, Military & War, Movies, Politics | Leave a comment