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Sean Penn and Kid Rock want to bring Americans Together

Sean Penn and Kid Rock want to bring Americans Together

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This is pretty great, this video. The truth is that three weeks before the election is probably not the time anyone is going to cool off – but after the election, if Obama wins, I will happy to stop getting angry at the other side. In the meantime, enjoy!

Queen Meryl and Friends Draw the Line for Reproductive Rights

Queen Meryl and Friends Draw the Line for Reproductive Rights

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Yes, it’s 2012.   But believe it or not, “conservatism” has overtaken the Grand Old Party. They give lip service to freedom and all of that but what they really want to do is control women by controlling their reproductive rights. These are our rights. We fought for them. Now Meryl Streep, Tea Leoni, Amy Poehler and others are taking it to the streets.  We’re not fucking around, people.

Bill Maher gives Dinesh D’Souza enough rope

Bill Maher gives Dinesh D’Souza enough rope

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Quite sly how Bill Maher lures Dinesh D’Souza into a false sense of security and then deftly sets a couple of traps for D’Souza to stumble into.

Andrew O’Hehir blasts Dinesh D’Souza

Andrew O’Hehir blasts Dinesh D’Souza

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One more politically oriented post and then we’ll turn away, ok? Hard to argue that politics doesn’t have a place on a movie site when America’s most revered Oscar-winning movie legends are doing prop comedy endorsements, conventions are stage-managed by Hollywood producers, and movies like 2016: Obama’s America somehow exist. Campaign ads — and I’m including this movie — are often pure fiction and even when legitimate facts emerge, they’re…

March towards Fear and Hatred Continues Unabated

March towards Fear and Hatred Continues Unabated

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The Obama “documentary” has now earned a whopping $12 million.  It was made for roughly $1.5 million (with donations from conservative billionaires).  It has been clear from the Republican National Convention that they are pulling no punches. Their campaign, this “documentary” and all of the seething pockets of hate that have been unleashed (a plot to kill the President by members of the military, the Navy SEAL book wherein soldiers…

1912 campaign ad highlights same concerns we face today

1912 campaign ad highlights same concerns we face today

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Film School Rejects has dug up one of the first political ads ever filmed when voters had a choice between Republican William Taft and Democrat Woodrow Wilson in 1912. 1912, when the bankers supporting Taft were portrayed trying to buy votes for a million dollars, and the common man was encouraged to make a difference by contributing “one honest dollar” to Wilson, a candidate “of and for the people.” So…

Kris Tapley looks at election year politics through Oscar’s lens

Kris Tapley looks at election year politics through Oscar’s lens

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Kris Tapley had a chat with Sasha last week about the impact of presidential politics on Oscar voters and came up with his own projection of election year synergy at In Contention: Hollywood reacts and responds to the nation’s socio-political climate. That’s what’s so great about movies, books, paintings, songs, etc. They are as much a direct reflection of the times as they are a nebulous Rorschach for them. Involuntary…