Kevin Farley as 'Michael Malone' and Dennis Hopper as a judge dive into conservative humor in An American Carol.
David Zucker is directing another movie. This one may provoke a few marches down State Street, some teach-ins, sundry boycotts, and threats of violence among Madison's Left.
He, of course, is the UW-Madison graduate and Wisconsin native who made, along with his brother Jerry and partner Jim Abrahams, the comedies Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane, and the Naked Gun movies.
David Z. is working on another movie, to be released October 3 by Vivendi Entertainment. It's called An American Carol and it stars another Wisconsinite, Kevin Farley, younger brother of the late Chris Farley. I get this from the August 11 edition of the Weekly Standard magazine:
The film follows the exploits of a slovenly, anti-American filmmaker (played by Farley) named Michael Malone, who has joined with a left-wing activist group (Moovealong.org) to ban the Fourth of July. Along the way, Malone is visited by the ghost of three American heroes -- George Washington, George S. Patton, and John F. Kennedy -- who try to convince him he's got it all wrong.
When terrorists need a propaganda film to recruit more suicide bombers, they hit upon Michael Malone, badly in need of cash after his most recent picture, Die You American Pigs, bombs.:
The entire film is an extended rebuttal to the vacuous antiwar slogan that "War is Not the Answer." Zucker's response, in effect: "It Depends on the Question."
This is no vanity production. The film also will feature Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, James Woods, and Dennis Hopper...
...as a judge who defends his courthouse by gunning down ACLU lawyers trying to take down the Ten Commandments.
All the actors named are conservative. Zucker gets off a great line on Barack Obama. Noting that the National Journal finds Obama to be the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate, Zucker notes:
John Kerry was, and Obama is (the most liberal). Fortunately, Kerry was a stiff. But Obama isn't a stiff and he's really adaptable. He's like a really clever virus who adapts.
Bring it on, losers!
Protesters and police expect the opening day of the four-day Republican National Convention on September 1 to be the biggest -- with a huge anti-war march from the state Capitol to the Xcel Center and back. Groups representing labor, immigrants, gays and lesbians, solidarity with Palestine, and many other causes have signed on.
"I think the majority of groups are here because they really want to demonstrate to the delegates that they want to see some sort of changes in the party platform," said Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in an AP report published on CNN. So much for the notion that the ACLU is non-partisan.
The Listen to this perfervid rhetoric:
For those of you who abhor the rapid growth of racist militarized borders across stolen lands, the raids and deportations, destruction and commodification of our shared and living earth, police brutality and prison industry, fear propaganda and subjugation, exploitation and robbery of peoples worldwide, and all forms of injustice and oppression -- we ask you to be prepared for 2008.
Listen to this perfervid rhetoric:
Sheesh! Lay off the Red Bull, guys. Maybe J.B. Van Hollen wasn't so far off, after all.
Still, 100,000 protestors turned out in New York City in 2004. Didn't stop Bush. Probably helped elect him. I don't know what it is about the Far Left -- probably overweening self-regard -- that makes them think this stuff helps their cause. Fact is, this crap turns off the very voters Barack Obama is trying to get.
Politics of change? Let's see Barack try to call off the dogs of disorder. He won't do it because he can't do it. No one is really listening to Barack Obama. His supporters -- from Ed Garvey to Zach Brandon -- are merely projecting their own hopes and desires, however fevered they might be, onto Obama's soaring but empty rhetoric.
BTW: Pretty amazing that Obama is polling at 47% and John McCain at 44%. Maybe the pollsters didn't ask the Germans.
Fair warningHere's an invite for this weekend:
Please come celebrate with us!
Come One, Come All to the Operation Welcome Home Ball!!!
The 1st Operation Welcome Home Anniversary!!!
Where: Brittingham Park @ the Shelter
When: August 9, 2008, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate how Operation Welcome Home has built a community up in Madison, and is bringing change to the way Madison sees homelessness.
Blaska's comment: If they really wanted to change the way Madison sees homelessness, the neighbors of Brittingham Park and Monona Bay are doing their monthly clean-up of the shoreline of Lake Monona from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. Why couldn't Operation Welcome Home join them? (Cue Maynard G. Krebs: "WORKKKK!!!")