Good Grief, Now Theaters Cancel Screenings of ‘Team America’ Per Paramount Pictures … Joe Scarborough Goes Off, “If We Have Gotten to the Point Now Where Ypu are Banning Puppet Movies Because You Fear North Korea, YOU SUCK”
WHO NEEDS GOVERNMENT TO SENSOR THE MEDIA WHEN YOU HAVE HOLLYWOOD …
UNREAL … Now it would appear that we are canceling screenings of ‘Team America’. Seriously, is this how gutless and cowardice we have become? The United States is turning tail to North Korea, REALLY? I do not think I could have said it better than Joe Scarborough, “If we have gotten to the point now where you are banning puppet movies because you fear North Korea, let me just say, YOU SUCK!!! I’m glad you don’t guard the Pentagon, I’m glad you weren’t there in 1944 scaling the walls of Normandy, YOU JUST SUCK.”
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and two other theaters with plans to screen “Team America: World Police” instead of Sony’s “The Interview” next week have abruptly cancelled those plans. They say Paramount Pictures, which made the “Team America” film, pulled the movie from all theaters. We’ve reached out to the movie studio for comment, and we’ll update if we hear from them.
When hackers give you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade.
One Dallas-area movie theater refuses to take the fallout from Sony’s epic data breach sitting down. In true Texas form, it’s dialed up the patriotism to 15 and announced plans to host a screening of “Team America: World Police” instead of the embattled assassination comedy “The Interview” next week.
Must watch VIDEO, my response to Joe Scarborough, F*CK YEAH!!! (warning: language)
This is what the movie thrqatres and Paramount pictures were afraid to show, really? The damn movie came out in …. Hey, Terrorize this!
GOOD RIDDANCE …
U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir.
U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir. Their deaths resulted from multiple strikes going back to mid-November — it has taken until now to determine conclusively they were killed.
“I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition airstrikes successfully killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby, in a statement on Thursday.
“We believe that the loss of these key leaders degrades ISIL’s ability to command and control current operations against Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish and other local forces in Iraq,” he said.
Sony Pictures Entertainment & Movie Theaters Bows to North Korea’s Threats … Cancels Release of ‘The Interview’ (VIDEO – Movie Trailer)
Sony Pictures pulled the release of the anti-North Korean regime movie “The Interview” today. This came after Sony received threats that 9-11 like attacks on movie theaters would occur and they would be blown up if the movie was released. For that the movie was canceled. From the trailer, the movie looks somewhat lame, but one has to wonder why Sony would have green-lighted a movie like this for a comedy with the assassination of a foreign leader, whether he be a dictator or not. Gee, who could not have seen anything going wrong? But instead, Sony now does pull the flick from the screens after receiving threats. How brave of them.
With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
U.S. officials have reportedly linked a massive cyber attack against Sony to North Korea, which is at the center of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” Sony said in a statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony also hit back at the hackers who threatened movie theaters and moviegoers and who have terrorized the studio and its employees for weeks.
“Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.
A few hours after making the announcement, a studio spokesman said that Sony had “no further plans” to release the comedy, either on VOD or DVD.
“The Interview” centers on a hapless television host who is recruited to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The country has condemned the film and some cyber-security experts believe that it played a role in the hacking attack on the studio. North Korea has denied involvement in the attacks.
Well you can’t see the movie anymore, but you can watch the trailer.
Sen Bob Menendez D-NJ) Slams Naive Barack Obama on Cuba … “Fallacy to Believe Cuba Will Reform Because an American President Opens His Hands & the Castro Brothers Will Suddenly Unclench Their Fists”
BARACK OBAMA: THE NAIVE, UNICORN RIDING COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Democrat New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a Cuban-American whose parents immigrated to Union City, NJ in the 1950s, blasted President Barack Obama’s motions toward normalization of relations with Raul and Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba. Menedez saidhe was disappointed in the president and “I think it stinks”.Menedez was also none too happy that the Obama administration had been negotiating with Cuba for more than a year and he was never consulted.
“I think it stinks,” Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants and the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, said at a press conference on new financial help for Hurricane Sandy residents. “I think it’s wrong. I am deeply disappointed in the president.”
Angry over Obama’s failure to consult him on the talks involving Cuba, which lasted more than a year, Menendez said he would not approve easing the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, which can only be done by Congress, and called on the incoming chairman of the committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to hold hearings when the new Congress convenes in January.
By releasing Mr. Gross in exchange for three convicted Cuban spies who conspired to commit espionage against our nation, this administration has wrongly rewarded a totalitarian regime and thrown the Cuban regime an economic lifeline.
For compromising on bedrock U.S. values, we received zero commitments from the regime to change its ways, to hold free elections, permit dissent, halt censorship and free all political prisoners. We abandoned U.S. policy, while the Castro brothers’ stranglehold on power just got tighter.
This swap sets an extremely dangerous precedent and invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.
Most concerning is that the decision to open relations with Cuba fails to understand the nature of the Castro regime that has exerted its authoritarian control over the Cuban people for 55 years.
There is no reason that Cuba will reform just because the American president believes that, if he extends his hand in peace, the Castro brothers will suddenly unclench their fists.
Bipartisan Blasting of Barack Obama’s Change in Policy on Cuba … Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) & Marco Rubio (R-FL) Rip Obama, “Worst Negotiator in Modern US History
FINALLY WE HAVE BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT IN THE SENATE … AGAINST OBAMA’S CHANGE IN RELATIONS WITH CASTRO’S CUBA …
Following Barack Obama’s change in foreign relations with Communist Cuba, Obama feels the bipartisan backlash of politicians. Republicans and Democrats alike both question the purpose and the wisdom behind Obama’s actions. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) both blasted Obama’s ill-advised, naive and foolish changes in relations with Cuba.
Marco Rubio went on to say, “the Cubans have agreed to release political prisoners and allow more internet access; however, they are creating no economic openings, no concessions on freedom of speech, no concessions on elections, no concession on freedom to have alternate political parties, no concessions on having elections.” Where are the democratic concessions from Communist Cuba? But this is Obama’s MO, giving away the farm unilaterally, ,”in exchange for nothing”. Rubio stated that Barack Obama … he is the worst negotiator in modern US history.
“My interest in Cuba has been the furthering of democracy and freedom,” Rubio said. “Nothing the president will announce today will further that goal…It’s part of long record of coddling dictators and tyrants this administration has.”
“They’ve created no economic openings, no concessions on freedom of speech, no concessions on elections, no alternative political parties. …The idea that this leads to democratic opening is absurd, but it is par for the course for an administration possibly giving away unilateral concessions for Iran or Cuba in exchange for nothing.”
RUBIO RIPS OBAMA … “Nothing the president will do will further that goal” of Democracy and freedom
But wait, it is not just Republicans that are livid with Barack Obama’s actions. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez condemned Obama’s Cuban prisoner swap today after it was announced. Menendez said the deal, “vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.”
Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is slamming President Obama over the deal to release an American held in Cuba.
“President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government,” Menendez, known for his tough stance on Cuba, said in a statement.
“There is no equivalence between an international aid worker and convicted spies who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage against our nation.”
American aid worker Alan Gross, who was held in Cuba for five years for trying to set up Internet for a small Jewish community, was released on Wednesday as the U.S. released three Cuban agents convicted of spying.
Menendez said the move “sets an extremely dangerous precedent.”
“It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips. I fear that today’s actions will put at risk the thousands of Americans that work overseas to support civil society, advocate for access to information, provide humanitarian services, and promote democratic reforms.”
Taliban Terrorists Attack School … Kill 126 People, Most Children, Take Hostages in Peshawar, Pakistan (VIDEO) (Update: 141 Dead)
Yup, you got terrorism is on the run President Obama …
Bahramand Khan, director of information for the regional Chief Minister’s Secretariat, said at least 126 people were killed and 122 wounded. A group of Taliban gunman attacked the school and murdered children in response to the Pakistan military launching a military offense against them. This is their justification, slaughtering children?
At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.
Troops surrounded the building and an operation was underway to rescue children still trapped inside, the army said.
Hours into the siege, three explosions were heard inside the military-run high school, and a Reuters journalist at the scene said he heard heavy gunfire.
Outside, as helicopters rumbled overhead, police struggled to hold back distraught parents who were trying to break past a security cordon and get into the school.
Bahramand Khan, director of information for the regional Chief Minister’s Secretariat, said at least 126 people were killed and 122 wounded.
All six attackers are said by officials to have been killed but the security forces are still checking for bombs they may have left.
Scores of survivors are being treated in hospitals as frantic parents search for news of their children.
The attack is the deadliest ever by the Taliban in Pakistan.
The BBC’s Shahzeb Jillani in Karachi says the militants appear to have been intent on killing as many students as possible – rather than taking hostages, as initially thought.
VIDEO – CNN
An assault led by the Taliban on a Pakistan military-run school Tuesday left 141 people dead, 132 of which were children, officials say, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.
The horrific attack in Peshawar, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.
Pakistani military spokesman Asim Bajwa told a news conference Tuesday that 132 of the dead were children and another nine were staff members.
He said there were seven attackers, who all wore explosive vests.
UPDATE II: Country shuts down today to mourn deaths.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and other political leaders and people from all walks of life Tuesday strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar in which many precious human lives were lost.
They expressed sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives in the attack. They also expressed deep sympathies with the bereaved families and directed the authorities concerned to provide the best medical assistance to the injured. They also reiterated that such coward attacks cannot deter the resolve and morale of Pakistani nation, adding that operation against militants would continue till the elimination of last terrorist.
The prime minister and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister announced the three-day mourning over the tragedy.The prime minister also called a meeting of all the parliamentary parties at Governor’s House today (Wednesday) at 11.00 am to discuss the situation arising out of the terrorist attack at the Army Public School and College.
YUP, MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD, CALLS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POLICE AT A PROTEST AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE …
During Al Sharpton’s call for “Million Marchers,” thousands took to the streets in New York City. However, some may have lost the reason for the march, or couldn’t care at all. The so-called peaceful protests turned into the following. On Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Murray Hill neighborhood of NYC, protesters chanted: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? NOW!!!
This is going to help the situation how?
Sydney Siege in Sydney, Australia: Hostages Held in Lindt Cafe (LIVE VIDEO) (Update: Seige Over, Two people Dead Along with an Islamist Gunman)
Multiple hostages have been held in a Sydney, Australia cafe by a gunman in what appears to be an Islamist-linked attack.
VIDEO – CNN: Hostage situation inside a Sydney cafe
Australian police locked down the center of the country’s biggest city on Monday after an armed man walked into a busy downtown Sydney cafe, took hostages and forced them to display an Islamic flag, igniting fears of a jihadist attack.
Police said they knew of one armed assailant involved in the incident at the Lindt chocolate cafe in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, but there could be more.
A gunman is holding staff and customers hostage at a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
The Lindt cafe in the city centre is surrounded by armed police. Officers have made contact with the gunman.
Five people have been seen running from the building. It is not clear how many remain inside. A black Islamic flag has been displayed at the window.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said it was “profoundly shocking” that people were being “held hostage by an armed person claiming political motivation”.
He was speaking after chairing a meeting of the national security committee in Canberra.
Earlier Mr Abbott said: “Australia is a peaceful, open and generous society – nothing should ever change that and that’s why I would urge all Australians today to go about their business as usual.”
Senior police officers say they are on a footing “consistent with a terrorist event”.
UPDATE I: ABC – Australia.
- An armed offender is holding an “undisclosed number” of hostages inside the Lindt cafe in central Sydney, police say
- Almost seven hours into the siege, three people were seen running out of the cafe. An hour later another two emerged
- New South Wales Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn could not confirm how many people were being held hostage, but police believed it was fewer than 30
- Police are working to determine the motivation of the offender and have moved to a footing consistent with a terrorism event
- A black flag with white Arabic writing reading “There is no God but Allah” and “Mohammed is the messenger of God” was waved behind the hostages
VIDEO – Watch ABC News 24 Live
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the gunman was “claiming political motivation” but after more than 15 hours had yet to declare the siege a terrorist event. However, police said they were “operating according to our counter-terrorism protocols” and NBC News analyst, ex-FBI-agent Don Borelli, told TODAY that the suspect appeared to be inspired by ISIS.
Chris Reason, a journalist with NBC News’ Australian partner Channel 7, said the hostage-taker was “forcing them to stand against windows, sometimes two hours at a time.” He added that the suspect seemed to be “getting extremely agitated” after the five hostages left.
Police would not confirm how many were still being held inside the Lindt cafe — where a black flag used by Islamist groups in the Middle East has been shown in the window.
UPDATE IV: Sydney siege: Gunman issued demands, threats.
Two people died, along with an Islamist gunman, after commandos stormed a cafe in Sydney, Australia, to bring to an end a 16-hour siege.
Local media have named those who died as Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34 and lawyer Katrina Dawson, 38.
Four people were injured, including a policeman hit by shotgun pellets.
Central Sydney was put in lockdown as the gunman, identified as an Iranian refugee, seized dozens of hostages early on Monday.
The Lindt Chocolat Cafe is located in Martin Place, a busy shopping area in Sydney’s financial district.
The gunman, named as Man Haron Monis, forced some of the hostages to hold up a black Islamic banner at the window of the cafe.
NYC Police to Mayor de Blasio: Stay Away From Poilice Funerals Who Are Killed in the Line of Duty …. “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!”
NYC PBA wants Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ?Mark-?Viverito no where near police funerals …
The NYC police officers union says that Mayor de Blasio is persona non grata from attending police funerals of those of NYC’s finest killed in the line of duty. This after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio throwing the police under the bus with his comments he made to his son regarding the police, “Look, if a police officer stops you, do everything he tells you to do. Don’t move suddenly. Don’t reach for your cellphone. Because we knew, sadly, there’s a greater chance it might be misinterpreted if it was a young man of color.”
Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ?Mark-?Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ?killed in the line of duty.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing pols from their funerals.
“I, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty,” the waiver states.
“Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer’s memory and sacrifice.”
JUSTICE WITH JUDGE JEANINE … RIPS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF.
Honestly America, what did you expect from an individual who was influenced by communists, a community agitator, a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ that taught Black liberation theology under the guidance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and as Judge Jeanine says, “And you bring in the greatest charlatan of them all, a man who makes a living inciting racial hatred, a tax cheat and a liar, who claimed an African American girl was raped by a white man, stirring the pot of racial hatred that resulted in a defamation judgment against him – to sit with you at the citadel of power in the White House to discuss how law enforcement should be more sensitive.”
Tonight, Americans, once hopeful that after electing the first African American president, the issue of race would be a thing of the past, are left with Barack Obama, who stokes the flames of racial hatred, resentment and divisiveness.
A man who instead of healing our nation, instead of overcoming any racial divide prefers to take sides, based not on facts but on color, to prejudge situations based not on sworn testimony and evidence but on conjecture and a one size fits all resentment, to peddle the narrative of a national problem between law enforcement and young people of color.
Every young American who loses his life should be the concern of the man in the White House. But why is it that we only hear from him when death involves a person of color?
But James Foley, an American who never committed a crime and was beheaded, is nothing more than a blip in the president’s golf game.
I don’t remember you injecting yourself in the death of a young white American or sending in the attorney general on a local crime before the justice system can act – as you did with Eric Holder, sending him to Ferguson?
Instead, you see racism everywhere.
Mr. President, you say we need trust between police and the African American community, police need to be sensitive to minority concerns.
How about you teach respect for those who put their lives on the line every day, for those who protect us, for those who are the one line of defense against an otherwise barbaric and chaotic society?
How about you teach that when a police officer says “move along” or “put your hands behind your back,” you do it!
And teach that you don’t call cops derogatory names or reach into a police cruiser to grab a cop’s gun.
But then again, you’re the one who thinks cops are stupid.
Mr. President, you demand respect. Why not demand respect for police. When they issue an order, it’s not a suggestion, an invitation, a mediation or a request.
As anarchy reigned and protesters looted stores and burned buildings of hard-working Americans – many African American – where were you?
Or do you believe that those crimes are justification for a perceived injustice? Simple collateral damage – like Occupy Wall Street. That tax paying Americans need to just suffer through and then pay for?
But no, you fan the flames of resentment, trumpeting your own investigation that you could have completed by now, only prolonging the anger. Suggesting, yes, folks, this is yet another white injustice, and I’m going to reverse it with a federal civil rights investigation, when you know there isn’t a smidgeon – your word – of evidence to support the claim. (more)