Monday, January 31, 2011

Beheading Sarah Palin...?

 Have you seen this?   HERE is the article associated with it.
 
Open letter to MCT (Missoula, Montana CHILDREN'S Theater)director Curt Olds:
First I would like to compliment you and the entire staff of "The Mikado" on the beautiful sets, costuming and professional performance we experienced on Sunday, Jan. 23. However, I must call you on something that was inserted into the play which I am almost positive was not in the original book.
The comments made in such a cavalier and oh-so-humorous way were uncalled for. Now, I realize you play to a mostly liberal audience in Missoula and so, I am sure, felt comfortable in your calling for the beheading of Sarah Palin. I am painfully aware that most in the audience tittered with laughter and clapped because "no one would miss her" but there were some in your audience who took great offense to this "uncivil tone" about another human being.
We are in the midst of a crisis that took place in Tucson where many started pointing fingers at that horrible right wing with all their hatred and targeting and standing for the second amendment and on and on and on. So, here we are in a lovely play with beautiful voices serenading us and we have to hear that it is okay to call for the killing of Sarah Palin because we don't like her and no one would miss her. Unbelievable.
As a professional you should be ashamed of yourself, the audience should be ashamed of themselves and I am ashamed of myself for not standing up and leaving at that very moment. I would like to see an apology from you not because I want to hinder free-speech but for the hypocrisy this so clearly shows.
Rory Page, Clinton

43 comments:

cube said...

I read about this late last week and, to date, have not heard one peep about it in the MSM.

So much for civil dialog when it's one of their own being downright foul.

The hypocrisy is mindboggling.

soapster said...

Meh...what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Sara Palin called for Julian Assange to be hunted down like the Taliban and Al Qaeda. That she gets her rhetorical comeuppance seems appropriately fair to me.

Z said...

Cube, the media won't expose it, they can't.
The hypocrisy IS mind boggling.
I am no fan of Palin's anymore (she lost a BIG BIG fan, trust me) but I wouldn't approve this if it were ANYONE.
Especially when it was a Children's Theater.

cube said...

soapster: I also believe what's good for the goose is good for the gander. W're just hearing about the gander's foibles and not those of the goose.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin has not caused harm like that creature who let loose the Wiki vendetta. To compare the two is beyond wrong, & in the most execrable taste. ASS-ange has caused what may be irreparable damage with his crusade. Frankly, I agree with Ms. Palin's comment.

Silvrlady

Z said...

I agree, SilvrLady...the harm Assange has done is like terrorism, no doubt about it.

soapster said...

Without firing a single shot Julian Assange has taken on the state and some very basic and fundamental components of our nation's founding. And yet in spite of having done so, some people perporting to be advocates of liberty and the Constitution can't, for whatever reason, come to terms with that.

Mind you Julian Assange, a man whose background might suggest he's intelligent enough to have hacked his way into the data has never been found to have done so, is merely a publisher. He is merely a publisher of data that someone else provided to him. To infer that we ought to use the power of the state to crush a publisher for releasing information is telling of what side of the fence one sits on.

Suppose your spouse or girlfriend or child stole something from a store and someone else tells you about it.

Are you inclined to be pissed that someone told you about it? OR, much more logical, much more reasoned and sensible...be pissed that they stole in the first place?

I myself tend towards the latter but I dunno man that's just me I guess.

Assange isn't the villain.

Anonymous said...

I think the Duck has found his long-lost brother in the suds.

Silvrlady

Anonymous said...

No one but a creep likes a tattletale.

Dienda deTrayal

Z said...

Assange represents Wikileaks....you may believe what you believe, and vehemently so, apparently, but none of us is stupid, soapster.
All of us have read about the situation, all of us know that exposing the kinds of things he's willing to expose about us is not a good thing for this country.
Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

Would Sarah Palin's children be any the worse off, if she suddenly ceased to exist for any reason?

It doesn't like like she sends any tie at all taking care of her family. And what happened to the Down baby? Was he just a prop in her Veep campaign? Hope he's getting the love and attention he needs.

Sarah Palin's popularity doesn't speak too well for the conservative movement.

She could be Torjan Horse and not even be aware of it. The media is devilishly clever at using people to further the Marxist Agenda.

Angie O'Plastie

Opus #6 said...

I thought I would for sure find Ducky here waddling a jig.

Chuck said...

The left will never understand why Assange is a problem, he's only compromising the lives of American's and their allies. They don't have a problem with this.

Palin called for the eradication of a terrorist. No different than targeting Osama bin Laden IMHO.

As far as the play, this is par for the course. A large majority of the left are bitter small minded people as evidenced by the few you have commenting here. So calling for the beheading of Palin is not hateful, it's amusing.

Z said...

Opus, Ducky can't weigh in..when the information is this compelling and damning to his ilk, he sulks off.

Chuck, I'm with you on Assange.

Mustang said...

Considering this happened at a "Children's Theater," it could not be more disgusting. Still, not at all surprising. Where is that loudmouth Tucson sheriff?

Z said...

Mustang, imagine if a Republican sheriff had said anything remotely like the Tucson sheriff did? They've been laying in wait for Arpaio for years and it would have only taken that one speech showing conservative bias and he'd have been GONE.

BY the way, I just watched five minutes of Chris Matthews....and was laughing uproariously considering how the left attacks Beck! I honestly hadn't realized Matthews had become quite that nasty ...today "Michelle Bachmann is illiterate"...yes, nobody will hear that in the media, but let Rush have said "Hillary is illiterate" and OH, brother......it's just amazing and then we watch the left and some on the right argue about media bias? WOW

Chuck said...

Mustang I caught that too. It was at a children's theater.

Ducky's here said...

Hmmm, according to the article his theory is that Ko-Ko is just compensating to impress Yum-Yum.


Actually a rather adult play for a young audience. Although the theme of off-hand mechanical executions void of justice does offer a great ironic use of Palin's name.

FrogBurger said...

This is mind boggling as you put it Z.

Hmmm, according to the article his theory is that Ko-Ko is just compensating to impress Yum-Yum.

Actually a rather adult play for a young audience. Although the theme of off-hand mechanical executions void of justice does offer a great ironic use of Palin's name.


How does your penis feel after writing such intellectual masturbation b/s?

Z said...

FB!!!
I can't help but laugh. It is SO pompous and so funny

FrogBurger said...

Granted my English is not native but Ducky is more complicated to read than Shakespeare sometimes.

It's a well established patterns of the left too: they think that complicated, obscure writing means intellectual depth and high IQ when actually the inability to convey things in a simple manner is the sign of a deficient intellect.

Ducky's here said...

Another thing you miss, z, is that this was a small production and not something that has a national audience like Beck and any number of hate jocks across the country.

Again, just a trivialization of the matter of a national dialog that has been dysfunctional for some time.

Anonymous said...

I wish that, few though they may have been, the conservatives & decent people in that audience would have had the intestinal fortitude to have walked out silently in protest. It's not that hard to do, I've done it. They would have felt proud of themselves the next day.

Silvrlady

Z said...

oh, STOP, Ducky...if you don't think encouraging kids to hear that beheading public figures is a bad idea, FINE...but don't start with your pontificating again! Geeesh!!! :-)

Z said...

SilvrLady, that's the only way we'll solve anything... but the Right sits and watches the Left debauch the country and...we asked for it.

FB....I told you about a friend's very liberal son who read an amazing piece his dad sent him, with irrefutably strong Conservative common sense and facts/figures..it obviously cowed the guy so much that he could only email back about two points of bad GRAMMAR! This is what they do. We have to know that and deal with it.
How utterly embarrassed I'd be to be able to easily to ignore the truth and comment all around it!
But, it works for some.....amazing.

BY the way, you really must watch five min. of Chris Matthews some day soon...I knew he'd gone nuts but not THAT nuts! And the sycophants he has on who hang on every word, NO OTHER SIDE OF ANY EQUATION, are hilarious...really, watch it.
Then they complain about FOX? :-)

Speedy G said...

Beck is one of a small minority of voices speaking out against a liberal media STACKED with smug, small-minded progressives who cannot stomach a single voice spoken in dissent.

Note to ducky. Open your mind. There is generation from opposites.

Z said...

Speedy...Perky Katie Couric thinks we should have a new TV show like THE BILL COSBY SHOW only with a Muslim family. :-)

FrogBurger said...

Yes, Z, I remember.

I'm telling you. In college, I was surrounded by high IQ people who were more interested in finding things that were not there than looking at things straight. They would spend time finding correlation between things without actually proving things statistically. Or they'd try to find a deeper meaning that wouldn't be there. And basically they would produce nothing. Now most of them work for the French administration or government. Then they create laws and control their implementation when they have no idea of common sense, like you said.

In the meantime, like Ducky, they think we're all dumb. And yet I was part of this school, and entered there through a very selective process and was in the top 50.

My sister went through the same by the way and is a lot more successful than the drones I mentioned above.

Anonymous said...

Z,
Hmmm...(half-joking)now I'm starting to feel bad about the time I applauded the simulated beheading of Britney Spears I witnessed at an Alice Cooper concert. I wonder what Bob would say (the one who got chicken pox at an old age and said Kim Jung Il's only redeeming quality is that he likes horror films; we ate lunch with him and John Jacobs one Sunday).

-tio

beamish said...

I don't think Sarah Palin would sit still for a beheading. She's got fighter in her. Probably wouldn't occur to her to beg for her life while she was spitting on the sword.

beamish said...

All you need to know about Julian Assange is that he begged a British court not to release information on where he was staying while out on bond.

To infer that we ought to compel a court to keep its public records secret but celebrate the facilitators of international espionage against the United States is quite telling of what side of the fence one sits on.

If not the Democratic Party side of the fence, then then perhaps something even further left wing like the KGB or a Ron Paul staff meeting.

Anonymous said...

"Would Sarah Palin's children be any the worse off, if she suddenly ceased to exist for any reason?"

Angie, so you worry about Sarah Palin's children do you? My how magnanimous of you.
I take it then, you approve of her ceasing to exist. I guess if she were the father, his being a politician would be ok, is that correct?


"It doesn't like like she sends any tie at all taking care of her family. And what happened to the Down baby?"

I'm not quite sure, Angie, what you're saying here. How about a translation? And what is a Down baby, besides not being an Up baby?


Then there's this:
"She could be Torjan Horse and not even be aware of it."

Really Angie, I suggest you get a good night's sleep before you comment. We all make mistakes, but this is ridiculous.

Pris

beamish said...

They would spend time finding correlation between things without actually proving things statistically. Or they'd try to find a deeper meaning that wouldn't be there. And basically they would produce nothing. Now most of them work for the French administration or government. Then they create laws and control their implementation when they have no idea of common sense, like you said.

Lysenkoism rears its ugly head everywhere on the left.

They start from their conclusion and look for premises. Totally backwards.

beamish said...

"Angie?"

Has FeebThinky the neo-Nazi donned his Code Pink feather boa and bullhorn to come try to tell us what "conservatives" think of Sarah Palin?

RedWood said...

"Perky Katie Couric thinks we should have a new TV show like THE BILL COSBY SHOW only with a Muslim family. :-)"

What makes the bubblehead couric think it'd be funny,enlightening or amusing in the same vein that Cosby succeeded at? Even at the time ( and it was hugely successful ) most people didn't find it very realistic and representative of Black America.

Who'd make it a fatwa freee zone? How / who would produce it? Shia's...sheites, sunnis or whabbi's?

Suppose there's an episode where mom is out walking around without her hibab / burka and making eyes at the islam butcher?

Will she be beaten, stoned or beheaded by relatives hoping to keep the family honor?


Yea....I can see it now...Little Mo, like big MO...wants to be a successful martyr bomber like his PO cousins in Detroit.

Sook it katie. Oh and does CAIR get to edit the scripts for accuracy?

Anonymous said...

The most successful of the Savoy Operas was The Mikado (1885), which made fun of English bureaucracy, thinly disguised by a Japanese setting. ...

The story focuses on a "cheap tailor," Ko-Ko, who is promoted to the position of Lord High Executioner of the town of Titipu. Ko-Ko loves his ward, Yum-Yum, but she loves a musician, who is really the son of the emperor of Japan (the Mikado), and who is in disguise to escape the attentions of the elderly and amorous Katisha.

The Mikado has decreed that executions must resume without delay in Titipu. When news arrives that the Mikado will be visiting the town, Ko-Ko assumes that he is coming to ascertain whether Ko-Ko has carried out the executions. Too timid to execute anyone, Ko-Ko cooks up a conspiracy to misdirect the Mikado, which goes awry.

Eventually, Ko-Ko must persuade Katisha to marry him, in order to save his own life and the lives of the other conspirators.

Setting the opera in Japan, an exotic locale far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to satirise British politics and institutions more freely by clothing them in superficial Japanese trappings. Gilbert wrote, "The Mikado of the opera was an imaginary monarch of a remote period and cannot by any exercise of ingenuity be taken to be a slap on an existing institution.

G. K. Chesterton compared it to Jonathan Swift’s Gullivers Travels: "Gilbert pursued and persecuted the evils of modern England till they had literally not a leg to stand on, exactly as Swift did... I doubt if there is a single joke in the whole play that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes in the play fit the English... About England Pooh-bah is something more than a satire; he is the truth.”

- Description of The Mikado from Wikipedia on G&S

Anonymous said...

The most successful of the Savoy Operas was The Mikado (1885), which made fun of English bureaucracy, thinly disguised by a Japanese setting. ...

The story focuses on a "cheap tailor," Ko-Ko, who is promoted to the position of Lord High Executioner of the town of Titipu. Ko-Ko loves his ward, Yum-Yum, but she loves a musician, who is really the son of the emperor of Japan (the Mikado), and who is in disguise to escape the attentions of the elderly and amorous Katisha.

The Mikado has decreed that executions must resume without delay in Titipu. When news arrives that the Mikado will be visiting the town, Ko-Ko assumes that he is coming to ascertain whether Ko-Ko has carried out the executions. Too timid to execute anyone, Ko-Ko cooks up a conspiracy to misdirect the Mikado, which goes awry.

Eventually, Ko-Ko must persuade Katisha to marry him, in order to save his own life and the lives of the other conspirators.

Setting the opera in Japan, an exotic locale far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to satirise British politics and institutions more freely by clothing them in superficial Japanese trappings. Gilbert wrote, "The Mikado of the opera was an imaginary monarch of a remote period and cannot by any exercise of ingenuity be taken to be a slap on an existing institution.

G. K. Chesterton compared it to Jonathan Swift’s Gullivers Travels: "Gilbert pursued and persecuted the evils of modern England till they had literally not a leg to stand on, exactly as Swift did... I doubt if there is a single joke in the whole play that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes in the play fit the English... About England Pooh-bah is something more than a satire; he is the truth.”

- Description of The Mikado from Wikipedia on G&S

beamish said...

LOL Redwood!

Yeah, before the Cosby Show, Katie Couric had no idea that black people could be decent, hard working Americans.

Susannah said...

Don'tcha know that "uncivil" means calling Liberals/progressives on the carpet?

Calling for the brutal murder of anyone on the Right doesn't count. Don'tcha know...

Scotty said...

I'm telling you. In college, I was surrounded by high IQ people who were more interested in finding things that were not there than looking at things straight.

Kinda brings to mind people playing the Beatles records backwards, eh frog??

Z said...

OH, BEAMISH.."Yeah, before the Cosby Show, Katie Couric had no idea that black people could be decent, hard working Americans."

God, you got that SO RIGHT...excellent thinking, absolutely true.

Anonymous said...

Why has the word "civil" completely replaced the word "polite?"

They mean the same thing. I us miss politeness, I guess.

prequ

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