May 10 2007

Sick Liberal Hollywood Stunt

Published by at 1:57 pm under All General Discussions

Liberal Hollywood has plumbed new depths of vulgarity and anti-military trash. For the last nearly 6 years, since 9-11, America has fostered a new-found pride in our military and those who serve on the front-lines here on our streets. Our military has risked – and lost – life and limb in the service of this great country in wars authorized by the President and Congress. And while most of us cherish and honor their sacrifices, there are a few sick bastards on the left who can only muster what must be a multi-media spit in their face.

Picture a movie trailor where toy soldiers are picked off one by one as the entry into some slimy liberal wetdream called “Delta Farce”. What saddens me is two of the ‘characters’ in this piece of garbage are comedians I really liked – until today. Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engval are now off my list for good. I enjoy a good joke as much as the next person. But you don’t make a farce out of people dying on battlefields. You just don’t.

My feelings go out to all those REAL soldiers and their families who deserve much better recognition of their efforts and sacrifices. I for one will be alerting my local theatres that if they play this movie, I will be happy to stay at home with my HDTV and not do any more business with them.

Addendum: I watched the trailor and found some points funny – but not enough. Our son is heading to the military and we have many friends with family in uniform and in Iraq. If they are OK with it I will back off. I am just not finding it funny.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Sick Liberal Hollywood Stunt”

  1. NewEnglandDevil says:

    I respect your opinion, however, I don’t think these guys are liberals, and I saw an interview with “Larry the Cable Guy” and he said they screened it for the troops and the troops “loved it”. TIFWIW.


  2. lurker9876 says:

    Guess I add Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engval to my list of Hollywood boycotts. They are welcome to join Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, and Alec Baldwin that are on my list to boycott when their movies and shows come out, in spite of the excellent quality of their acting.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    And LionsGate. When LionsGate produced Michael Moore’s F911 movie, I began boycotting LionsGate.

  4. NewEnglandDevil says:

    As a followup: I do wish Hollywood would do a pro-USMil movie, but they won’t… or at least it is unlikely? Bruce Willis was supposedly working on a movie based on Michael Yon’s reportage on the “Deuce-Four”, but I haven’t heard anything on that for…. quite a while.


  5. Haven’t seen it, but I don’t think it to be a movie taking swipes at the military. Could be wrong, but the gut tells me I’d laugh.

    Regarding Hollywood and pro-Mil movies, it simply has to be understood that those with the power of ‘Pix or Nix’ largely view pro-Mil movies (circa John Wayne WWII flicks) as propaganda and Michael Moore as a documentarian. Institutional change is slow, but I think inevitable. A free-market system washes out what won’t sell, and turning off at least half of the customer base is a far cry different from appealing to the other half. The Business of Accounting dictates via losses in the long run.

    Case in point: “A Few Good Men”… In that movie, the writers, producers, and director did everything possible to paint Col. Jessup (Nicholson) as the stereotypical war-mongering, baby-killing molded Marine. From language, to casting for mannerism and body language.

    Yet, ask anyone who has seen the movie, and what’s their favorite line?

    From the intended hero of conscience who demands “DID YOU ORDER THE CODE RED?!?!?!?!?” or “I WANT THE TRUTH!”

    No. Their favorite line, almost universally, is either:


    “Because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you WANT me on that wall, you NEED me on that wall.”

    The market corrects…and I have always thought that fact from ‘A Few Good Men’ was a prime indicator. And you see the studios struggle with some big productions that otherwise may have done far better.


  6. Soothsayer says:

    Don’t blame the freakin’ liberals for redneck rightwing Cable Guy and his Git ‘R Done moronitudes. He’s a conservative comedian for cryin’ out loud.

    Interestingly enough, fired US Attorney David Iglesias was the guy the Tom Cruise character in A Few Good Men was modeled after.

  7. sammy small says:

    Interesting, because I have it on good faith that the Nicholson’s Colonel was modeled after Keith Olberman.

  8. witch says:

    I generally agree with your opinions AJ, but I don’t think this is too over the top.
    You did notice that the toy soldiers in the opening were modeled after the actors didn’t you?

    Over all this is one of the few movies I’ve seen coming out of Holly Weird that I would actually pay to see in a theater (after it has been out a while and the crowds are smaller of course).

    I would say the worst thing is all the slack jaws who would actually believe this portrays our military in action, but then those are the same people who think Gomer Pyle accurately portrays and represents the Marine Corps!

    And just so you know; I am ex-military lifer and currently have a son serving who will soon be on his second tour in Iraq, and I believe he and I would get a good laugh out of this movie if for no other reason than it appears to be just plain silly.


  9. crosspatch says:

    It is good to make fun of yourself at times. It is a healthy sign if you can laugh at a spoof on Republicans or the Military or whatever. That is one of the problems with Democrats, you can’t tell a joke that involves anyone because you might “offend” them. People take offense at poking fun. We shouldn’t. Take it in a kind of “you might be a Redneck if ..” spirit.

    How many Republicans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

  10. DubiousD says:

    Good luck to your son, AJ. We all wish him well.