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Friday, May 04, 2018

Better late than never?

Hollywood finally excommunicates Roman Polanski:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership, the organization said Thursday. The Academy's board of governors, following its new procedure for enforcing Standards of Conduct that it adopted in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, voted to expel the comedian and the director at its most recent meeting on Tuesday.

"The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity," the Academy said in a statement announcing their expulsion.

A five-time Oscar nominee, Polanski will keep the Oscar he was awarded in 2003 for directing The Pianist, an honor he couldn't accept in person because he fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Cosby was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2004 by a Pennsylvania jury last Thursday after 14 hours of deliberation.
Of course, they did nominate him three times for an Oscar during those four decades, and even gave him one 15 years ago. As Spacebunny commented, they're only kicking out Polanski because they are under pressure to expel Cosby, and they can't do so without being called racist if they don't give Polanski the boot as well.

Ah, Hollywood values. The fact that they see fit to posture about their "ethical standards" and lecture the rest of the world would be funny if it wasn't so infuriating.

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39 Comments:

Blogger S1AL May 04, 2018 1:07 PM  

Embrace the healing power of "and".

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener May 04, 2018 1:08 PM  

Hollywood values: Don't Get Caught.

Blogger Lovekraft May 04, 2018 1:12 PM  

I read today that Trump's deal with NK involved giving Little Kim an escape route that would allow him to retain some measure of dignity.

Israel welcomes diasporians in the same way. I'm sure Gene Simmons is going to be set up quite well there. Same for Polanski. He paid off the French gov't for protection and lived in security.

One part makes sense: don't back your enemies into a corner. Let them know clearly what you are doing by letting them walk and that the next time will meet with severe punishment.

But what about the Polanski's and Simmons of the world? Why the hell should they get to dump a couple million dollars in their newly-adopted homeland and past actions get ignored? Compensation to the host nation is necessary.

Blogger Salt May 04, 2018 1:13 PM  

It's so transparent as to make a mockery of transparency.

Blogger Dave May 04, 2018 1:19 PM  

Posobiec tweeted this re Wikipedia bias:

@JackPosobiec
Leftists are already smearing Judge Ellis by hijacking his Wikipedia page

9:25 AM - 4 May 2018

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/992440063840673793

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 04, 2018 1:22 PM  

Lovekraft wrote:I'm sure Gene Simmons is going to be set up quite well there.
Gene Simmons is a native Israeli.

Blogger FUBARwest May 04, 2018 1:24 PM  

"uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity"

What is this human dignity and where does it come from? Hollywood, please respond.

Blogger Brick Hardslab May 04, 2018 1:33 PM  

Polanski should spend the rest of his life in prison. But so should Ayers and any number of other criminals who'll never see the inside of a hoosegow.

Until we have a real split or until the liberals are pushed out we'll be stuck with dirtbags in our midst.

Blogger Lazarus May 04, 2018 1:55 PM  

If the Academy goes down this road, who will be left to be a member?


Gene Simmons is a native Israeli.

So, a spy then.

Blogger MendoScot May 04, 2018 2:09 PM  

Hollywood values: Silence Is Percent

OpenID het1 May 04, 2018 2:09 PM  

Entartete Kunst

Blogger Al K. Annossow May 04, 2018 2:16 PM  

Two questions:

How long until Hollywood creates another award ceremony for best punishments for sexual offenders?

That's still not diverse enough. When to we also get some LGBTQ representation in the expulsions?

OpenID Rusty May 04, 2018 2:39 PM  

Will Meryl Creep resign in protest?

Blogger daddynichol May 04, 2018 2:56 PM  

I guess the median age of Hollywood celebrities worthy of expulsion has to be over 80. This could take awhile to rid Tinsel Town of sexual predators.

Blogger Brett baker May 04, 2018 3:31 PM  

Why do you hate Simmons?

Blogger Brett baker May 04, 2018 3:32 PM  

Why do you hate Simmons?

Blogger BassmanCO May 04, 2018 3:44 PM  

Curious what Gene Simmons did. I don't see anything on Infogalactic that jumps out at me.

Blogger MJimmy May 04, 2018 3:46 PM  

I don't hate Chaim Witz, but he is responsible for a lot of bad music.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 04, 2018 4:22 PM  

Detroit, Rock City is pretty good. Certainly better than anything I've ever written.

Blogger VoodooJock May 04, 2018 4:53 PM  

Kevin Spacey still a part of them? If so, they tossing these guys out to divert attention away from the kiddie-diddlers?

OpenID genkong May 04, 2018 5:00 PM  

Lovekraft wrote: ...

One part makes sense: don't back your enemies into a corner. Let them know clearly what you are doing by letting them walk and that the next time will meet with severe punishment.

But what about the Polanski's and Simmons of the world? Why the hell should they get to dump a couple million dollars in their newly-adopted homeland and past actions get ignored? Compensation to the host nation is necessary.


That's why there used to be this thing once upon a time called 'letters of marque and reprisal'. If we had a real congress instead of a clown-fart confab, they could issue these against a Polanski. Not only could all his assets be taken, they could literally put out a contract on his carcass to be delivered dead or alive (preferably the former). Put a 10 million price on his head and there would be plenty of mercs willing to deliver for cash-money tax free.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir May 04, 2018 5:12 PM  

All Jews are presumptively de facto Israeli citizens. And that applies to ANY Jew on the planet. (((They))) may not put the fact on the front page of the NY Times (such candor wouldn't be good for them, would it), but they still know it's a fact. They also know that the stupid goyim are unaware of that fact.

Blogger Lovekraft May 04, 2018 5:21 PM  

Gene Simmons is not a saint. Bragged of banging starlets, pushed the drug lifestyle, part of the general rock/metal degeneracy. Sure, he can present a clean cut image today but just because he himself followed a narrow path, he had no problem amassing million pushing and being part of that subculture.

Or maybe I'm wrong. Just my opinion. And I'm sure there's any number of similar actors in rock and Hollyweird that would fit that bill.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 04, 2018 5:43 PM  

Lovekraft wrote:pushed the drug lifestyle,
Gene Simmons NEVER did that. the rest, yes, but not pushing drugs.

OpenID thenathanielm May 04, 2018 6:17 PM  

Now Leonard Part 6 will never get the recognition it deserves

OpenID bgkoranburner May 04, 2018 7:00 PM  

Gay jews hopping mad over TRUMP's religious freedom order

"Trump Just Handed a Weapon to Anti-LGBTQ Cretins of Every Stripe with New ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order"

http://www.towleroad.com/2018/05/trump-religious-freedom-2/

Gene Simmons NEVER did that. the rest, yes, but not pushing drugs.

He had a pile of drugs so big when naked kids were around that gravity had the drugs push themselves.

Blogger Michael Maier May 04, 2018 7:20 PM  

thenathanielm wrote:Now Leonard Part 6 will never get the recognition it deserves

Missed choking on my pistachios by THAT MUCH reading that......

Blogger Ian Stein May 04, 2018 7:22 PM  

Andrea Constand looks like a dude to me.

Blogger Michael Maier May 04, 2018 7:23 PM  

Lovekraft wrote:Gene Simmons is not a saint. Bragged of banging starlets, pushed the drug lifestyle, part of the general rock/metal degeneracy. Sure, he can present a clean cut image today but just because he himself followed a narrow path, he had no problem amassing million pushing and being part of that subculture.

Or maybe I'm wrong. Just my opinion. And I'm sure there's any number of similar actors in rock and Hollyweird that would fit that bill.


Spare me. Whatever his faults, he's 100% honest about being the womanizer and money-grubber he is.

Blogger English Tom May 04, 2018 7:27 PM  

It's so transparent anyone could see through It!

Blogger English Tom May 04, 2018 7:30 PM  

Read about Simmons doing a deal with Haim Saban. After the conclusion Saban said to his partner in Hebrew, and now we gut him like a fish. Simmons responded: you asshole I'm one of you. Interesting way of conducting business these Hebrews.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 04, 2018 9:00 PM  

He's a Jew, he's an alpha. Of course he money-grubs and womanizes.
Disho,est criticism is not effective.
Just say it. You hate him because he's a Jew.

Blogger Dire Badger May 05, 2018 12:01 AM  

All I can say is that he's better than Richard Simmons.

Blogger Raksha May 05, 2018 8:27 AM  

They can't boot the kiddie rapists, though, Voodoo Jock. That would be homophobic!

Blogger DonReynolds May 05, 2018 11:58 AM  

The Puritans are at it again with their old "shunning" routine. That means banishment in every sense of the word, other than physical removal. The Soviets were real big on "unpersoning" people who make mistakes or otherwise fall out of favor.

We saw this before with Michael Vick and his involvement in dog fighting, for which he spent 21 months in Federal prison. I am not certain that a good many "wrongs" actually rise to the level of a Federal felony. Chicken fighting (very popular among Mexicans) does not seem to result in any Federal prison time, nor are they banned from their "occupation".

WE do need a serious discussion about the scope and variety of Federal crimes, which no longer seem to bother with that interstate commerce clause anymore. WE need a similar discussion about banning people from their occupation or employment for life, especially when their work was not at all related to their wrong.

Being Politically Incorrect is the easiest way in the world to be hounded from a career or profession or workplace. This Maoist or Soviet demand for uniformity would not seem to be part of our history.

Just a few short miles from my home (in a former Confederate state) is John Brown University. Yes, a university named after a terrorist and a murderer, who was hanged as a Traitor. This is extremely offensive (to me) but is only another example of Puritan values. Next they will think to rename streets named after Confederate leaders and name them after cop killers and radicals instead.

Blogger Chris Mallory May 05, 2018 1:57 PM  

DonReynolds wrote:Just a few short miles from my home (in a former Confederate state) is John Brown University. Yes, a university named after a terrorist and a murderer, who was hanged as a Traitor.

No, it was named for John E. Brown who founded the university and who died in 1957.

Blogger DonReynolds May 05, 2018 2:10 PM  

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Blogger DonReynolds May 05, 2018 2:37 PM  

Chris Mallory wrote:DonReynolds wrote:Just a few short miles from my home (in a former Confederate state) is John Brown University. Yes, a university named after a terrorist and a murderer, who was hanged as a Traitor.

No, it was named for John E. Brown who founded the university and who died in 1957.


John E. Brown was the born in 1879, the fifth of nine children born to John Franklin Brown of Iowa, a disabled Union soldier who lived on a soldier's pension due to injuries received during the civil war. John E. Brown may have been named after his father, but his father would not have been unaware of the notorious association of the name John Brown.

Had my father been named Benedict Arnold, I am pretty sure I would not have been named Benedict.

Blogger Daniel May 05, 2018 9:35 PM  

Infinity wars will be the last tank movie. Decadence will show now

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