Where are all the atheists ejecting religious people from government meetings because they don't like shirts that say "Under God"?
What? These people don't exist.
Oh right! Such level of douchitude is generally only justified by fucking idiots who place their faith in sky fairies.
They physically removed a guy from a meeting because his shirt said, "One Nation, Indivisible", without including "under god" on it.
Fucking Christians. I heard not all Nazis were bad guys either, but when you're part of a group that regularly oppresses peoples' lives and forces them to live by your standards — you're going to be considered standing shoulder to shoulder with pedophiles and censors.
Sounds like there were a couple council members who were sane, and made a motion for their constitutional rights to exist [as if a motion can determine such a thing!]. That's good.
But Mayor John Sullivan? He's a Christian Nazi who should be sued.
Yay technology! Finally removing all the limits, finally allowing humans to maximize their choice of possible behavior. "Kinky sex makes the world go 'round."
Warning:Kind of a long article.
Yea, atheists abuse animals too. But they don't do so based out of respect for ancient manuscripts about fictitious sky fairies.
And this is why a lot of conservatives still think that a business should be able to refuse to serve black people: It's because they want to conserve the old property rights people had to do whatever the fuck they want with their property.
At some point, people decided that if you open your private doors to the public, that the public can now tell you what to do.
And in this case, they've said – NO, you can't open a thrift store. How dare you?
This is the major flaw of democracy. People can get together and trample on peoples' rights. This is also why I'm against zoning laws. There are already laws to prevent harm; use those to save your children instead.
Of course, this is Alabama, a state full of racists and rednecks…
To those saying health care is unconstitutional, it's not.
Income tax isn't unconstitutional (I stand corrected by Chris Yates on this one). And Congress saying you need to get health care is not unconstitutional, as many of the people who WROTE the constitution passed this law in 1798.
So to those trying to take a strict constitutional defense against national health care — Sorry, but you're wrong. You might want to ask the people who actually wrote the constitution about it.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011
PEOPLE: Co-directed by Ethan Maniquis (his first directing credit). Written *AND* Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror, Sin City, Spy Kids, The Faculty, 1 segment of Four Rooms). Co-written by Alvaro Rodriguez.
Starring Danny Trejo (Predators, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, Eyeborgs, Fanboys, Smiley Face, The Devil’s Rejects, Anchorman, Trojan War, Enrique on King Of The Hill, etc etc) as Machete. He finally has a LEAD role, after being a supporting or incidental character in hundreds of movies (they killed him way too early in Predators). Apparently the Machete character was also in Spy Kids 1-3. (Wow, I may finally have a reason to watch those movies??) Apparently this is actually the FIFTH movie with the Machete character in it.
The Senator is played by Robert Deniro (Brazil, Meet The Fockers, Wag The Dog, Stardust, etc etc). Yvette the INS (ICE) agent played by Jessica Alba (Dark Angel, Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four movies, Sin City). Torrez is played by Steven Seagal (Cock Puncher in The Onion Movie, The Patriot) — the first time Seagal has played an outright villain. Luz is played by Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy in Avatar, Resident Evil 1, Lost). Jeff Fahey. Cheech Marin (i.e. Cheech & Chong Cheech). Don Johnson (Miami Vice). Lindsay Lohan (cast appropriately!).
UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]→ Illegal immigrant murders U.S. citizens, escaps prosecution.
QUIRKS: Based on the fake trailer shown between the 2 halves of the Grindhouse double feature movie. And this movie is grindhouse in every sense of the word. Crazy gore, cheesy dialogue, ridiculous plots and situations. Everything that makes movies great escapism. This is to Mexican exploitation what Black Dynamite is to black exploitation. Lots of violence. Plenty of sex — Machete gets laid four times. (Three if you count a threesome as once.) MACHETE IS A BADASS. END OF STORY.
VISUALS: Modern production values with fake 1970’s-film-looking effects overdubbed to make it look old while actually being new. And while you get to see some Jessical Alba nudity, IT ISN’T REAL, it’s computer-generated. What a fucking prude. She’s the Milli Vanilli of the titty world.
SOUNDTRACK: Retro 1970s Mexican feel.
WILHELM SCREAM: Yup!
MORALS: There’s the law–and there’s what’s right.
POLITICS: Immigration politics looked at from interesting angles. Of course, this was written way before the unconstitutional Arizona law was passed. But that won’t stop people from thinking this is some liberal conspiracy commentary on the Arizona law. Hah!
GOOD STUFF: Great action. Ridiculous deaths. Ridiculous situations. A great feeling of closure. Epic fights and battles. Epic cars with guns on them. What’s not to like?
BAD STUFF: Some people will find this cheesy. Get over yourselves. This isn’t supposed to be a 100% serious movie. If every movie had to be serious, I’d kill myself.
CONCLUSION: Serious grindhouse action at its finest. We came in with high expectations and was still pleasantly surprised. Plus, it’s one of those movies that you THINK is over, and then it keeps going for awhile after that, and you’re all happy that it didn’t end prematurely.
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 7.4/10, Netflix: 3.8/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 4.5/5 stars–well played, Netflix).
RECOMMENDATION: DO NOT MISS THIS, THE BEST ACTION MOVIE OF 2010!!
Machete: Machete don’t text. — Apparently after Rodriguez thought of this movie and told Danny Trejo about it, Trejo kept calling him at random hours of the day trying to convince him to make this movie. Eventually, Rodriguez asked him to text him instead of keeping up with the voice-call harassment. Trejo simply responded: “Machete don’t text.” It’s hilarious that this was incorporated into the actual film!
Sartana: We didn’t cross the border. The border crossed us.
Padre Benito del Toro: I absolve you of all your sins. Now get the fuck out.
Sartana: Well, there’s the law and there’s what’s right. I’m gonna do what’s right.
Ian B’s review. “This isn’t a spoof, but Rodriguez knows how to push every scene just far enough over the top to make it funny without entering completely silly territory.”
Dr. Dark gives it his “highest recommendation”.
Rachel Weird: “Machete = OMG WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Outlaw Vern’s review, funny as always. “Even though he has these directors who love him like Rodriguez and Rob Zombie he’s still just getting these supporting roles or cameos and then for his day job he still has to fight some Eyeborgs or something.” He also reviewed the script before the movie came out.