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Seasons Greetings

Amidst the reactions and violence of the Michael Brown Grand Jury announcement, a Seasons Greetings sign could be seen. Tear gas landed under it, rocks were thrown past it, cars were burned neared it. Seasons Greetings. To some the tumult and violence was a just reaction to a unjust situation. A beauty salon, some person’s small business, was burned to the ground. Seasons Greetings and I hope you have an up-to-date insurance policy. Was that just? Stores were looted. Did that forward a dialogue on race relations? Civil rights in this country was hard won with peaceful movements that suffered great violence against them. Is this reaction the lesson we learned for their blood and pain? Bring on the violence because it brings attention and makes for great news on the TV. Let us not forget that there were some in Ferguson wearing Guy Fawkes’ masks, who do nothing but act as professional instigators. Michael Brown meant nothing to them. They took advantage of a chance to make police look bad and harass the press. Now Al Sharpton is coming to town to gin up the rhetoric and violence. African American Leaders such as Martin Luther King, JR. Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Robert F. Williams, and James Lawson deserve a better legacy.

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Musings

Taylor Swift’s latest song is supposed to be about Jake Gyllenhaal. I wonder if she thought of calling it – I can quit you.

The RNC had Clint Eastwood. The DNC had Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Eva Longoria. Guess who wins on star power?

Octomom hadn’t heard of Mitt Romney. No biggie, she hasn’t heard of shame, good taste, or right or wrong.

Why political parties are out of touch? Kim Kardashian tweets – Private plane & Wendy’s! DNC party here we come.  I guess the reach out to the middleclass is the mention of Wendy’s.

rantings

Okay, they are thinking of remaking Lawrence of Arabia, which should be considered a crime, but even worse they are considering Robert Pattinson. Now, I don’t hate Robert Pattinson, but I am seriously disturbed to think that he is being considered to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest screen performances. Peter O’Toole is hypnotic as Lawrence. He makes a three-hour film race by. As Lawrence, O’Toole is able to portray genius, as well as agony, ambition, and a broken man. O’Toole deserved the academy award that year, though he didn’t receive it. Hell, the only other screen performance that matches it and maybe surpasses it is Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront. Instead of wasting money-making a new film, which will never be as good as the old one, then I recommend they re-release the David Lean classic. Save Robert Pattinson even greater pain then breaking up with Kristin Stewart by being compared to Peter O’Toole’s magnificent performance. If he thought breaking up was painful, then wait until he is compared to O’Toole at his best. Now that is an ass whooping.

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