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Jerry Brown Joins Looney Fairness Doctrine Friends

James Hirsen By Tuesday, 17 February 2009 01:00 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):
1. Jerry Brown Joins Looney Fairness Doctrine Friends
2. Angelina Jolie Uses Her Fame for Human Rights Good
3. Jerry Bruckheimer Sees Recession Making Hollywood Better
4. Somebody Scrubbed Obama’s Web Site?
5. Hollywood’s Stimulus Bill Dreams

1. Jerry Brown Joins Looney Fairness Doctrine Friends

A reference to the so-called Fairness Doctrine has dribbled out the pie-hole of longtime Dem lib Jerry Brown.

California’s former governor, who also happens to be Oakland’s ex- mayor and the Golden State’s current reigning attorney general, shared some thoughts about the speech squashing doctrine while appearing on the top-rated nationally syndicated talk radio show of Michael Savage.

Adding his daffy ideas to the cocksure liberal chorus, which includes Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Tom Harkin and ex-prez Bill Clinton, Brown puked out his most outrageous statement to date.

“Well, a little state control wouldn't hurt anybody,” Mr. Moonbeam mouthed.

The pesky little legal official then defended his use of totalitarian language by explaining that the state control over speech would merely be “an attempt to balance, not to censor.”

2. Angelina Jolie Uses Her Fame for Human Rights Good

Angelina Jolie has gotten some press coverage lately because octuplets’ mom Nadya Suleman’s supposedly resembles her.

The Oscar nominated star of “Changeling” was reportedly irritated by several letters sent to her from Suleman.

It could be the actress was bugged by reports that the controversial single mother and newfound celebutante had plastic surgery so she could look like Brad Pitt’s squeeze.

What hasn’t been in the headlines is what Jolie accomplished recently in her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

She was in Thailand touring a refugee camp and used her celebrity power to draw attention to Thai officials, who are allegedly violating the human rights of a little known oppressed people, the Rohingya.

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who are fleeing from nearby Myanmar's military dictatorship where members of the group are not recognized as citizens.

Jolie did not directly criticize Thailand's actions but expressed optimism that Thai authorities would respect the rights of the beleaguered refugees.

Allegations of human rights abuses by Thailand against the Rohingya include the towing of more than 1,000 innocent people out to the far reaches of the ocean and leaving them to die on boats with no engines.

Hundreds purportedly died but miraculously some managed to drift to the shores of India and Indonesia weeks after being left for dead.

Hopefully, as Jolie continues in her efforts to promote awareness about the worldwide treatment of the helpless and voiceless, more folks will desire to imitate her actions even more than they want to emulate her physical appearance.

3. Jerry Bruckheimer Sees Recession Making Hollywood Better

Jerry Bruckheimer is best known for his “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

The legendary producer’s new film, though, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” may be the shot in the arm retailers need right now.

The longtime Republican, who, incidentally, supported John McCain in the last presidential campaign, was asked by the Boston Globe how the current economic situation would affect Hollywood.

Bruckheimer sees a benefit to consumers of entertainment.

“There will be fewer deals. Budgets will be tighter. It will shrink the business, I'm sure. That's not necessarily a bad thing,” he explains.

“When you look back on some of these weekends when you have five, six movies opening the same day, they cannibalize each other. So with fewer films it's better for all concerned. Even the consumer - it's easier to decide what to see, ” he adds.

Bruckheimer sees the “blockbuster mentality” as the biggest change in the business over his three-decades long career.

“It used to be you could open a movie in just 10, 20 theaters and nurture it. Now everybody goes wide - 8,000, 9,000 screens. There are a lot more screens, too,” he says.

4. Somebody Scrubbed Obama’s Web Site?

According to its authors, the porkiest bill ever passed in America’s history was really designed to create jobs.

In their dreams maybe.

According to the American Small Business League, ninety-seven percent of all new jobs come from small businesses, i.e., those with fewer than 20 employees, so small businesses are the primary source of real job creation.

More than half of all Americans bring home a paycheck that results from working at a small business.

In its reach for pork and power, the Obama administration turned its back on a simple policy that could have helped create genuine employment.

The current law, as set forth in the Small Business Act of 1953, requires a minimum of 23% of all federal contracts and sub-contracts be awarded to small businesses.

However, hundreds of billions of dollars in federal contracts, which by law should be going to American small businesses, have been diverted to larger firms, probably courtesy of one of the president’s supposed pet peeves—lobbyists.

In February 2008, then-candidate Obama released a statement that read: “Small businesses are the backbone of our nation's economy and we must protect this great resource. It is time to end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.”

As the saying goes, that was then, this is now.

The Obama administration is allowing legislation to languish, which if passed could prevent federal contracts that are designated for America's nearly 27 million small businesses from being hijacked.

It could be that somebody in the White House is trying to cover up the president’s broken promise, because the Web site has been altered and the phrase, “It is time to end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants,” has been vaporized.

It’s a whodunit that could even make a decent flick.

Somebody ought to put out an APB for the mainstream media.

5. Hollywood’s Stimulus Bill Dreams

It looks like Hollywood has a bad case of congressional Dem disease.

Doctors say the main symptom of the disease is an irrepressible urge to spend somebody else’s money.

An unsubstantiated source claims that Tinseltown libs are begging Obama to put pressure on Congress to amend the stimulus bill and include the following:

  • Transportation funds for Rolls-Royce hybrids so celebrities don’t have to endure Priuses;
  • HHS money to establish an institute that instructs stars in proper phone throwing techniques, camera smashing skills and employee berating expertise;
  • Grant money to assist in creating new indulgent award shows and to research how to more effectively engage in self-adulation while feigning humility;
  • Major bailout money for the series of anti-American box-office flops, and increased capital for left-wing schlocumentaries and enviro fairy tales;
  • Tax write-offs for all cosmetic procedures including neck reductions and butt enhancements, plus sizable stipends for bling, booze and bail.
  • Food stamp programs for champagne, caviar, grass-fed beef, lobster, white truffles and Hoodia.

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Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):1. Jerry Brown Joins Looney Fairness Doctrine Friends2. Angelina Jolie Uses Her Fame for Human Rights Good3. Jerry Bruckheimer Sees Recession Making Hollywood Better4. Somebody Scrubbed Obama s Web Site?5. Hollywood s Stimulus...
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