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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The same execs that authrorise Liberal leaning themes in movies and television shows. 2 +2 = 4
    Dude, Hollywood executives don't make movies because they want to push some kind of liberal agenda.

    Hollywood executives make movies because they want to make money.

    If there are any liberal themes in a movie it's because those Hollywood executives think people will pay to see them.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

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    Corporate welfare is great if it helps your industry and horrible if it helps the other guys.

    Good grief©
    Now you're on the right track.

    Expand that to include most general principles of democratic politics. Lobbyists, special interests, Congressional districts, and so forth.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Dude, Hollywood executives don't make movies because they want to push some kind of liberal agenda.

    Hollywood executives make movies because they want to make money.

    If there are any liberal themes in a movie it's because those Hollywood executives think people will pay to see them.
    That and they can stand to tolerate the "artistic vision" of the screen writer and director who wants to "open our mind" about something or another.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    It didn't take long for this thread to sink into ridiculous partisan bitch slapping.

    "He hit me first."

    "He hit me harder."

    How about the fact that the pork barreling was wrong? American citizens are the real constituents, not special interests. Not Hollywood. Not the oil industry. Not Puerto Rican rum. It's wrong when Congress does that ****, no matter who they do it for. Lobbyists were all over that bill. That's wrong. That's a major part of the problem. Who gives a fat rat's ass who did it first and who got more? It's wrong. It's always wrong.










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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Dude, Hollywood executives don't make movies because they want to push some kind of liberal agenda.

    Hollywood executives make movies because they want to make money.

    If there are any liberal themes in a movie it's because those Hollywood executives think people will pay to see them.
    How do you explain most movies pushing a Liberal agenda?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you explain most movies pushing a Liberal agenda?
    When is the last time you saw a good Dennis Miller movie?










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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you explain most movies pushing a Liberal agenda?
    I don't know about most, but a large portion do. It's the screenwriters, the directors, and the actors. Conservatives can make film, but often times they are marred with one difficulty or another: can't get the big names, can't get the script right, can't get a decent director, can't get the funding. It's not necessarily doctrine so much as a self-sustained culture of Hollywood workers, but not really the executives.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It didn't take long for this thread to sink into ridiculous partisan bitch slapping.

    "He hit me first."

    "He hit me harder."

    How about the fact that the pork barreling was wrong? American citizens are the real constituents, not special interests. Not Hollywood. Not the oil industry. Not Puerto Rican rum. It's wrong when Congress does that ****, no matter who they do it for. Lobbyists were all over that bill. That's wrong. That's a major part of the problem. Who gives a fat rat's ass who did it first and who got more? It's wrong. It's always wrong.
    Special interests are just concentrated pockets of American citizens (the ones you call "real constituents"). The top gets more, but we can't forget that that the industries employ a great many jobs and impact the overall economy of each state/district, hence why it simply makes more sense to have collection of special interests vying for attention of the representative rather than millions of incoherent voices streaming in.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It didn't take long for this thread to sink into ridiculous partisan bitch slapping.

    "He hit me first."

    "He hit me harder."

    How about the fact that the pork barreling was wrong? American citizens are the real constituents, not special interests. Not Hollywood. Not the oil industry. Not Puerto Rican rum. It's wrong when Congress does that ****, no matter who they do it for. Lobbyists were all over that bill. That's wrong. That's a major part of the problem. Who gives a fat rat's ass who did it first and who got more? It's wrong. It's always wrong.
    You wanna cry about partisanship, yet insist on mentioning oil and gas subsidies that don't exist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    When is the last time you saw a good Dennis Miller movie?
    Yeah, because "Tales From The Crypt's Bordello of Blood" is such a bastion of conservative thought.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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