January 19, 2015

Pathetic: Both Michael Moore and Seth Rogen Pretend Their Tweets Didn’t Criticize ‘American Sniper’

Your truly noted yesterday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) how Michael Moore tweeted, in part, that “We were taught snipers were cowards.” Earlier today, Geoffrey Dickens at NewsBusters observed that Seth Rogen, whose “The Interview” movie was at least partially salvaged financially by freedom-of-speech supporters on the left and right who watched it online and in person in select areas, tweeted that “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the (Nazi propaganda) movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.”

Tonight, both Moore and Rogen are in keister-covering walkback mode. Predictably, both are pretending that they didn’t imply and say what they really implied and said.

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@Sierra Marlee Won Twitter Twice Last Week

Filed under: Activism,General,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:00 am

January 11 and January 12, the former with the help of @haff_j:

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011915)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Ring bearer and flower girl now husband and wife

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Minnesota:

2:55 p.m. EST January 13, 2015

Briggs Fussy and Brittney Husbyn’s wedding day wasn’t the first time the couple walked down the aisle together.

The bride and groom met in 1995, when he was a ring bearer in his godmother’s wedding and she was the flower girl.

“There was a picture on my wall of the two of us at the wedding together, but I don’t remember the wedding, and I didn’t know anything of her after it,” he told USA TODAY Network.

The couple reunited years later in their freshman government class at Blaine High School, outside of Minneapolis.

Fussy said his future bride turned around during class one day to show him a picture that he already knew very well.

“When I saw the picture, it clicked who she was,” he said.

The two started dating their junior year and eventually attended separate colleges — Fussy at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and Husbyn at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

“I knew in high school that I wanted to marry her,” Fussy said. “In college I kept thinking I want to be with her, and to do that I had to transfer.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.

‘American Sniper’ Brings Out Leftist Bile; Michael Moore Calls Snipers ‘Cowards’

Originally posted at 1 a.m. and brought forward for greater visibility.

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The popularity of “American Sniper,” the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has “shocked” Hollywood. Estimates are that by the time the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend ends, the Clint Eastwood-directed film will gross over $100 million and smash records in several R-rated film categories.

That such a movie has been so well received, causing long waiting lines in both red and blue America, has already caused certain leftists to come unglued (examples here, here [warning: profane language] and here). Perhaps the most appalling reaction on the loony left has come from Michael Moore, who, without naming the film itself, described snipers as “cowards” in the following tweet:

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