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  •  It's as if the Republican capitalists (20+ / 0-)

    Smell out pots of money and they can't rest until they get their slice of profit from the enterprise.  Huge amounts of public funds go to education, corrections, social security, medicare, etc.  They've got huge chunks of the Defense budget flowing into their military hardware and contractor companies, and the private corrections industry is basically a source of slave labor, complete with 'guaranteed minimum terms' and next to zero efforts at rehabilitation.  They see government as a huge money collection system for their own profiteering and they're just plain f**ing greedy.    

    We're ALL better off when we're ALL better off!

    by susanWAstate on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 02:43:48 PM PDT

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    •  Up threading because I want the diarists attention (14+ / 0-)

      Please add to diary. Note from Wikipedia  About Walden Media --- who produced this.

      The company is owned by the Christian conservative Philip Anschutz, who has said he expects their movies "to be entertaining, but also to be life affirming and to carry a moral message."[3]
      I note that they also produced
      The seeker - The Dark is Rising - Directed by David Cunningham of the notorious group Youth With a Mission...
      (David Cunningham also directed that stunning piece of RW progaganda, "The path to 9/11"

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

      by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:28:02 PM PDT

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      •  Also, please note, from wikipedia (15+ / 0-)

        Anschutz also funded the pro-charter school movie Waiting for Superman

        Here is some more from wikipedia on Philip Anschutz..
        1. Often identified as "Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz", he is a Republican donor who supported George W. Bush's administration. He has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes:
        2. Helped fund Colorado's 1992 Amendment 2,which would overturn laws that prohibit discrimination  on the basis of sexual orientation
        3. Financed and distributed films with Christian themes, such as Amazing Grace and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for mass audiences through his two film production companies and ownership of much of the Regal, Edwards and United Artists theater chains.
        4. In 2009 Anschutz purchased the conservative American opinion magazine The Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation
        5. Philip Anschutz and fellow board members of the American Petroleum Institute in Washington are credited by Bush's energy secretary for the Oval Office decision to kill the Kyoto Protocol in 2001

        "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

        by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:56:11 PM PDT

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      •  Well, that explains.. (3+ / 0-)
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        .... why The Dark is Rising was so far off from the book....

        •  And why I could not bring myself to see it (0+ / 0-)

          Quite frankly, the Dark is Rising is a blatantly pagan story steeped in the old English/Celtic magical traditions and legends.  That it was twisted by Anschutz into something that could be read as Christian allegory if you squinted real hard and didn't turn up the lights too much was just an abomination.

          I never saw a movie so thoroughly and comprehensively panned as this one.  Reading the reviews turned me off so much that I haven't even looked at as a freebie from the library.

          Eventually someone will do it right, and audiences will see that J.K. Rowling is not the only person -- far less the first -- to do an epic tale of magic in the "real world."  I will practice patience....

          "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

          by stormicats on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 10:31:40 PM PDT

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          •  I was running an after school book club (0+ / 0-)

            And we read this book. Many kids had read the series and we went as a group to the film. It sucked

            Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

            by voracious on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 12:24:22 AM PDT

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    •  Republican? What? Have you heard of Mayor Rahm? (3+ / 0-)
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      •  Rahm seems rather a DINO (2+ / 0-)
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        It's very unfortunate the Obama administration was initially saddled with Rahm . . . I think things would have gone differently if he hadn't been a factor.  But I'll bet it was payback for campaign support or some such.

        We're ALL better off when we're ALL better off!

        by susanWAstate on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 05:59:15 PM PDT

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        •  And Arne Duncan? Race to the Top? (3+ / 0-)
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          Sorry, this is the policy. Charter Schools, scantron-based teacher evaluations and the rest are the President's policy.

          How does this work? A Republican SecDef, Joe Arpaio's friend running DHS, Wall Street's preferred Treasury Secretary, Oil and Mining's approved candidate at Interior, MERS and Chiquita's man at Justice.

          What's the idea? The entire cabinet was a favor to donors? Each Chief of Staff has come from banking. Does the President run the government all by himself, doing everything behind the backs of the people he chose to run his administration? You can't tell me the guy running the day-to-day operations is just an afterthought, ripe for political gifting. This is the person who sets the schedule, decides who makes it through the door to the Oval Office, keeps everyone in line.

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