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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

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TEN BEST SHOWS ON TELEVISION IN 2012: US EDITION

Posted in THE BEST OF TERRAN TV with tags , , on 14/08/2012 by valeridubov

Dahlings, if you don’t have access to DirecTV then this post may mean nothing to you. The network television shows [ABC, NBC, CBS & Fox] have little if anything that makes you want to rush home and be infront of the set to watch. I haven’t felt that way about a show on the three major networks since “The West Wing.” But have faith things are bright and exciting on the cable netowrks. Here is my top ten list for the year so far.

10. Push Girls -Sundance Channel:
I came across this show completely by accident and now my DVR is bursting at the seams with episodes. I love how tough these gals are. It’s not just a feel good show because halfway through the second episode I’d forgotten they were in wheel chairs and was fascinated by how they attack life.

9. Breaking Bad -AMC:
A good man goes bad? Or was he a bad man all the time? I’ve been watching for four seasons now and I guess by the end of the fifth and last that question will be answered.

8. True Blood -HBO:
I know dahlings many of you will give me grief about this show being rated so low but the plot twists have left me with a giant question mark over my head. I’m sure they’ll right the ship and give me my good characters being good again soon. Kristen Bauer van Stratten and Rutina Wesley are this season’s standout performers.

7. Californication -Showtime:
The cast in this drama is what makes it out of the bottom three; the lusty and raucous plots and scenes bring out the best in the cast. McElhone is a dream and Duchovny is plain stellar.

6. Boardwalk Empire -HBO:
Anyone who didn’t think Steve Buscemi was a star after “Fargo” was an idiot dahlings. Anyone who doesn’t think so now after Boardwalk Empire just isn’t paying attention. Characters have come and gone but the triangle of Gretchen Mol, Kelly MacDonald and Paz de la Huerta make the Boardwalk really sizzle.

5. Mad Men -AMC:
What else could you possibly want from a period piece? Luscious just plain luscious from the sets, to the actors to the scripts.

4. Boss -STARZ:
It’s only been on for one season and if this season is as good as the last this will likely be in the top three this time next year. Kelsey Grammer has done a star turn in this role as have Kathleen Robertson and Connie Nielsen. Who’ll wind up dead in the Windy City this season?

3. Game of Thrones -HBO:
I have never been a fantasy, sword and sorcery fan and I’m still not because Game of Thrones is just a power drama plain and simple. There are people I know here in Dis that wouldn’t go near anything of this genre a year ago and now? They’re hooked! Don’t be confused dahlings Peter Dinklage is the star of this epic series.

2. The Newsroom -HBO:
This show from the brillaint mind of Aaron Sorkin is reason enough to stay up to 2300 on Sunday nights. Jeff Daniels is Broadway quality brillaint in giving a body and a pulse to Sorkin’s words. Emily Mortimer is so very animated, in a most positive way befitting her personality, that I’m worn out with joy after every episode. Alison Pill [whom I love on “In Treatment”] is equally frenetic, sarcastic and whip smart. And as if this weren’t enough dahlings you get Jane Fonda, Olivia Munn AND Sam Waterston to watch every week.

1. Downton Abbey -PBS:
Okay this is a bit of a trick, but January 2013 can’t get to Terra fast enough for me. I don’t have enough column space to say all the wonderful things that need to be said about Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Sophie Mc Shera, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens and Dame Maggie Smith. All I can say is bravo!

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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