Fighting For ISIS: I Joined For the Free Spa Days

Britons who traveled to the Middle East to join Islamist fundamentalists have said they want to come home, a leading expert has said.

As David Cameron told fellow Nato leaders that Britain would use “everything we have in our armoury” to squeeze the Islamic State terror group out of existence, British jihadists fighting in Syria revealed they are becoming increasingly disillusioned and want to return to the UK, a university in London claimed.

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     Judy Benjamin: I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms.

Judy Benjamin: I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms.

The MacGuffin

This is BRILLIANT and explains everything about the cult of Obama.

December 06, 2013

The MacGuffinization of American Politics

In a movie or book, The MacGuffin” is the thing the hero wants.

Usually the villain wants it too, and their conflict over who will end up with The MacGuffin forms the basic spine of the story.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the MacGuffin is, of course, the Lost Ark. Indy wants it; the Nazis have it. This basic conflict over simple possession animates a two hour long movie.

Alfred Hitchcock noted — counterintuitively, when you first hear this — that the specifics of the MacGuffin don’t really matter at all to a movie. He pointed out that the audience doesn’t care at all about the MacGuffin. The hero in the movie itself cares, but the audience doesn’t.

In one Hitchcock film, the MacGuffin was some smuggled uranium hidden in vintage wine bottles. But Hitchcock noted it didn’t matter if it was uranium in wine bottles, or a fragment of a diplomatic dispatch from the Nazi high command, or a hidden murder weapon, or photographs proving a Senator’s affair.

The Lost Ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark could have easily been replaced with some missing Shankara Stones from a Thuggee temple, or the Holy Grail. In fact, that’s exactly what they changed the MacGuffin to in the sequels.

No audience member really cared if the Nazis wound up with the Ark of the Covenant. For one thing, the audience walked into the theater knowing, as a matter of real-world historical fact, that Adolf Hitler had not ever possessed a holy artifact of unspeakable power, and that, even if had possessed such a thing secretly, it availed him not at all, because he shot himself through the temple in a bunker as the Allied forces closed in around him in 1945.


You should just read the whole thing.   I can’t do all of the work for you. 

Cash bomb! Jefferson, GA – March 3rd!

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Cash bomb at Howingtons Feed and Seed – March 3rd!  Come buy something for spring and support our beloved small businesses!

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Like Manna from heaven, the GOP campaign ads will write themselves.

The GOP should be thanking Obama.

Obama on bus tour: I’ll never apologize for being reasonable

 posted at 4:45 pm on August 16, 2011 by Allahpundit
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Fair enough. How about apologizing for everything else?

I can’t believe I thought this bus tour was a bad idea. Good lord — it’s a bona fide content goldmine. Now I’m glad I’m paying for it.

Hitting back against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on the Republican presidential field, criticizing his potential 2012 rivals for their blanket opposition to any deficit-cutting compromise involving new taxes…

“You’ve got to be willing to compromise to move the country forward,” the president said later in the day as he delivered the same message at a town hall in Decorah, Iowa…

“I make no apologies for being reasonable,” Obama declared as he stood in front of a cheery red barn, surrounded by bales of hay.

Read it all here:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/16/obama-on-bus-tour-ill-never-apologize-for-being-reasonable/

Go Georgia! Obama’s war on Civil Rights suffers a set-back.

The signatures of President Barack Obama, Vice...
Doom

 While this might not be the victory we had dared to hope for, it’s one small leap for mankind.  And we will take what we can get, now-a-days.

 

 

 

 

From Jazz Shaw at hotair:

Don’t expect this to be the last stop for the train, but during the next stage of the court challenge process, the individual mandate in Obamacare (not the entire law) has been found unconstitutional.

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a provision in President Obama’s health care law requiring citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, but didn’t strike down the rest of the law.

The decision is a major setback for the White House, which had appealed a ruling by a federal district judge who struck down the entire law in January. But the case is clearly headed to the Supreme Court, which will have the final say.

On Friday, the divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with 26 states that filed a lawsuit to block Obama’s signature domestic initiative.The panel said that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority by requiring Americans to buy insurance or face penalties.

Read it all here:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/12/breaking-11th-circuit-rules-obamacare-mandate-unconstitutional/

We’re celebrating with some ale, contented sighs, and a smidge of hope.