We fixed Hillary’s DNC video with a little help from Morgan Freeman.
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Colin Chocola and Benny Johnson write: Bruce Wayne, better known as Batman, is the world’s greatest detective. He protects his realm, Gotham, from criminals that range from street thugs, corporate cronies, and masterminds like Joker.
What’s set him apart from other crime fighters is his lifestyle which aligns with a distinct moral code. As Bruce Wayne by day and Batman by night, he shares the dual characteristics of a conservative and a libertarian, or more elegantly, ‘Conservatarian.’
[Check out Charles C. W. Cooke‘s new book: “The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future” at Amazon.com]
National Review columnist Charles Cooke is the foremost expert on Conservatarianism and has recently published a book on the hybrid political ideology. Cooke thinks Batman is a hallmark example of a Conservatarian. He tells IJReview:
Nobody as mysterious as Batman could ever quite be pinned down into a political movement, but there is a great deal about him that is Conservatarian. Batman takes care of his own city instead of looking to the state, he does not permit wishful thinking to intrude on reality, and, like a model public servant, he shrinks from view when his job is done.
If the opinion of this expert is not enough for you, here are nine more, iron-clad reasons why the Dark Knight is inarguably Conservatarian.
Also see – Can Libertarians and Conservatives Coexist? An Interview With Charles C.W. Cooke – thefederalist.com]
1. Batman is an Industrialist Playboy
Bruce Wayne is a Capitalist. He is the sole heir to a multinational enterprise that specializes in everything from bio-tech to transportation. When re-entering the company as an adult, he quickly fires the crony board leaders, takes the company public and makes Lucius Fox the CEO. Wayne stands up for free enterprise, his companies produce products people want, he provides thousands of jobs and does it without heavy reliance on government. Forbes lists Wayne Enterprises, with revenues of $31 billion, as the 11th richest fictional corporation in the world.
Wayne also has no problem buying a luxury hotel so the models he’s with can swim in the lobby pool.
2. Batman is a Philanthropist
Conservatives are more generous than liberals. The Wayne fortune has funded Gotham’s hospitals, orphanages and its monorail system. Wayne Enterprise is a multinational operation, but its charitable focus remains within the limits of Gotham. Like other charitable conservatives, the Wayne Foundation took the initiative to aid the public’s need instead relying for the government to take responsibility.
3. Batman Manufacturers Military Grade Weapons, Is An Arms Dealer
Batman chooses not to use firearms, but manufactures and wields high-tech weaponry developed by Wayne Enterprises. “He is not seduced by utopian nonsense,” Charles Cooke says, “He needs to defend the innocent and will do so with force.” Along with employing his weaponry as a vigilante, Wayne also signs contracts with the U.S. military for advanced technology and weapons development. Read the rest of this entry »
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This has gotten a lot of exposure in the last few days..but too good not to rewind and replay:
“I’m not Laurence Fishburne,” Jackson exclaimed after a painfully long silence. “We don’t all look alike! We may be black and famous, but we don’t all look alike!”
Samuel L. Jackson Eviscerates Anchor Who Confused Him With Laurence Fishburne Live On Air. “We don’t all look alike!” Jackson told the KTLA anchor. Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Los Angeles morning show KTLA on Monday to talk about his new film, Robocop, but promotion was the last thing on the actor’s mind after anchor Sam Rubin confused him with Laurence Fishburne.
While rattling off his recent list of professional accomplishments, Rubin included a Super Bowl commercial. But Jackson didn’t actually appear in a Super Bowl commercial last weekend… Laurence Fishburne did.
No, that’s not a photograph of Morgan Freeman. It’s a painting.
If you are staring at it and you’re still not convinced, watch the video above to see how it was made completely on the iPad using just a finger.
Yes, that ultra-detailed painting was done by a 26-year-old visual artist in Cheshire, England, named Kyle Lambert. With 285,000 brush strokes, Lambert spent over 200 hours working on the finest details in the painting — the hairs in Freeman’s beard, the detail in his lips — with just his fingers. If you’re wondering how he was able to get so precise, he said he “reduced the brush size to a few pixels, pinched to zoom and carefully painted in the fine detail.”
Morgan Freeman Denies Rumor of Deal to Narrate Jonah Goldberg’s Morning Newspaper Ritual Lawn Walks: ‘It’s Not True’, He saysPosted: November 14, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Freeman‘s phone has been ringing. The actor has been inundated with calls to inquire if there’s any truth to the rumor that he’s planning to narrate columnist Jonah Goldberg‘s trek to his front lawn. A representative at CTI insisted that his client is not currently considering any projects involving real-life voice-in-head narration.
“Mr. Freeman is available for film work, theater projects, awards ceremonies, and occasional special appearances, but he is not currently contributing narration for audiobooks, academic manuscripts, opinion columns, and certainly not involved in magical narrations of real-life events. It’s absolutely not true that our client in talks to narrate any part of Jonah Goldberg’s life.”
The Agent clarified his client’s position. “Morgan Freeman is a liberal. Even if he were to consider narrating special moments in the life of a journalist or media personality, it’s unlikely that he’d be inclined to do a voiceover for a conservative columnist, with all due respect to Mr. Goldberg, it’s simply not the kind of project we’d consider.”