Today is the birthday of Snow White and the Seven Dwarf. Released in 1937 ,between the end of the Depression and before the Second World War, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”was the first full-length animated cartoon with color and sound. This was at a time when Hollywood stars would thrive in the motion picture industry, in restoring thoughts of glamour to the everyday society of men and women, and Disney would begin its rise to the multi-faceted monopoly it is known for today. Trivia buffs: The dwarfs’ names were chosen from a pool of about fifty potentials which really included the names of Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzey,Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy,Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty and Burpy.
Do you know any of the societal and political meanings hidden within the movie?
Here is a link to my friend’s sight:
“My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That’s like almost $7.00 in dog money.” — Joe Weinstein
A movie on our recent moves of politics and the economy, another scary story for the month of October.
Watch and see if you agree or disagree with the information.
THE $50 LESSON
I recently asked my friends’ little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.
She said she wanted to be President of the United States. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there. So I asked her, “If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?” She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people..” Her parents beamed.
“Wow…what a worthy goal,” I told her. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my driveway, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.
” She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?
” I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.” Her parents still aren’t speaking to me.
Okay,…so it is kind of a cheesy little joke, but I thought someone might read it and get at least one smile out of it.
Besides, I am out of thoughts at the moment and maybe tomorrow might bring something new to think on.
Oh,…and one more thing. How does eveyone feel about the overturn on Proposition 8 in Cal-I-forn-I-A? Do you even care?
It seems to be a constant issue in the world of politics…..Immigration laws.
Why should we be concerned?
The threat of terrorism is the concern of some, who are still fearing another attack on U.S. soil after 9/11.
White slavery (kidnapping of young Americans and selling them on the Black Market, sex-slave trade).
Also, illegal drugs and arms dealers are an issue of border control.
Not to mention,…a big issue for some, job security, when our country is in a state of recession.
What are considered extreme actions taken by the U.S. in order to protect its borders? Recently, there have been two deaths which are being investigated by the FBI that have outraged the Mexican Government.
Why should the Mexican Government be outraged? They say that our law enforcers used extreme measures when it was unwarranted for the situation.
Remind anyone of the case against the U.S. soldiers for their extreme treatment of an Iraqi POW?
What does Homeland Security have to say about this?
Excerpt from The Hill by Jordy Yager:
“The House of Homeland Security Committee’s subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism Chairman Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) is awaiting the results of the FBI’s probe and told The Hill that the subcommittee may launch oversight hearings depending on the results.
The U.S. law enforcement presence along the border shouldn’t be deterred by the incident, Cuellar said, adding that more violence could be expected as the 1,200 National Guard troops that President Barack Obama ordered to the border two weeks ago begin to descend on the region.”
I have always wondered what world politics would be like if all weapons were deleted from the equation?
The view of some below:
View of others those who are against it below:
TMZ reported that President John F. Kennedy was involved in a sex party.
From the days of JFK…”If I don’t have a woman every three days or so I get a terrible headache.” –President John Kennedy
To the present, where sex is still used as a way to degrade our nation’s leaders:
Sex and politics has been almost synonymous. We can not hear about any politicians without hearing about their sexual liasons or see them degraded in some sexually related material.
Frankly, I couldn’t give a damn about what they do or do not do. And, it is realized that sex…SELLS.
Honestly, people, we all do it. Unless we are monks or priests, and nowdays, even that is up for questioning. We all have sexual cravings and lusts and appetites. Why must the world make such a big deal about something everyone does, whether openly or in secret? Think about it. When a scandal of such nature is televised, the one thing everyone wants to see is the live footage; wants to hear the juicy details of the affair. Why? What interest is it to us? Yet, we see even the most uptight, church-going fanatic “has to know”.
See what happens when you say the words “free money” and “sex”.
Do people all of a sudden stop what they were doing to pay attention?
Think on this, the things that grab our attention are usually the things most desired; i.e., money, and pleasure usually top that list. And in this day and age, with all the hours you fought off boring meetings or ignored your friends by reading forgettable blurbs about forgettable things on your cell phone or laptop, who can argue?
We all have different vices to get us through these days, yet research has proven that in us all, sex is the number one drive.
Sorry, bible-belt. Hey, God designed us this way, or so I have been told.
Going back to politics and sex,…
History of leaders in Noah’s day (for all the christians gasping for breath and clutching their chests right now), it was just fine for a man to have a wife and a little dish on the side. They were religious/political men of good standing.
Why not now?
Is manogomy man made from simple evolutions of religion? Or is it merely due to evolution of the species, or as one writer has mentioned, “Monogamy is invented ( by the our fast paced, industrialized world) for order and investment, not necessarily because it’s natural, warn many researchers, which point that both social and sexual monogamy in humans is not a natural state.” – check out the whole article here: ( news.softpedia.com/…/Humans-Are-Not-Made-Monogamous-83227.shtml )
As we know, there are infinite number of sites on the internet available. One in particular, oriented with those who feel they would like to receive their news about political dealings in a less than discreet way.
READ EXCERPT BELOW:
“Huffington Post excerpt March 24, 2008:
While it’d be great if your endless internet sessions left you better informed about news and events, that shouldn’t come at the expense of getting better informed about what women look like in panties. Get both, at Sexy Politics.
Based in Santa Monica, SP incentivizes social and political awareness via barely-safe-for-work striptease — because if cleavage can teach Adam Sandler basic grammar, think what it can do for people who know how to read. First, pick a quiz category (general, daily, candidate, or issue), then select a stripper from amongst six women, three strapping dudes, and a dessicated old geezer ID’d as “Matt Drudge”; each comes with unique outfit options: “Sara” will go Girl Scout, while “Bean” will dress like…Terrell Owens? As you tackle everything from sordid infidelities (JFK, Clinton, Larry Craig) to domestic policy (Obama hearts ethanol), your dancer will either joyfully remove clothing, or scold your ignorance, though encouragingly they’ll sometimes look as disappointed as you are that you failed to get them near-naked. ”
So, as much as sexual scandals run the headlines in the political world, what is the point of pointing fingers in judgement at our leaders, when we, the underlings, spout our religious, societal moralities which deep down, in our genetics, is only natural for all us to be disinclined to?
And they say separation of church and state……pffff!
Stem cell research has been a major concern with scientists as well as politicians. Scientists argue that Gene-based stem cell therapy specifically removes cell receptors that attract HIV, that it can be used to identically reproduce body parts for transplant patients and even heal the heart and clogged arteries due to cholesterol build up. Politicians deem this sort of research as unethical and have removed all federal funding for further studies. They have placed it on a private level where only the rich can afford to benefit from the advancements in this scientific field.
At the heart of the stem cell debate is a battle over abortion — but with a twist. Yes, stem cells are cells from living embryos. To the religious world, an embryo is life from the time that the sperm enters the egg. Pro-life advocates would not hesitate to compare this research to the Holocaust.
But ask yourself this, IF someone you loved were dying and the only way to save them would be throuh a procedure involvong stem cell research, would you allow for it to be done or would you watch your loved one suffer and die?