Death and Tax Cuts; Slaughter in Syria, Russia Protests, Pujols West, and More: Reason Evening Links

House Republicans introduce bill preserving payroll tax "cut," continuing Medicare overpayments of doctors, supporting Keystone oil pipeline. (Must be an "omnibus" bill.) 

Russian authorities say they will allow political opposition to hold a "massive protest" against election fraud, following a violent crackdown earlier this week.

Hollywood mayhem. Shooter allegely takes potshots at oncoming traffic on Vine Street just south of Sunset Boulevard, seriously injures one motorist, ends up killed by cops

Syrian security forces kill at least 24 people, including several children. Protests against Vogue favorite Bashar Assad spread throughout country. 

Albert Pujols move leaves Anaheim smiling, St. Louis complaining; prompts Bowie Kuhn-praising senior moment from former Public Enemy front man Chuck D. 

Tablet lists 100 greatest Jewish films, Jewish content of which is often hard to find. Sunset Boulevard gets 36-space higher rank than Fiddler On the Roof. Alien visitation movie based on goys' founding resurrection myth takes top spot. Actual greatest Jewish film, Violent Is the Word for Curley, totally ignored. 

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  • Mike M.||

    Good, keep shoving Keystone down the scumbag's throat over and over again from now until the election. Jobs are what most of the country cares about the most by far.

  • Old Man With Candy||

    B-A-BAY, B-E-BEE, B-I bippy bye be oh boe...

    Thanks for the fucking ear worm, Cav.

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    The shooting occurred near a McDonalds on Vine Street

    Ray Kroc; history's greatest monster.

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    It's that recidivist Hamburgler.

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    Even before the bill’s full details were known, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pronounced it dead on arrival in the Senate.

    Those damned obstructionist Rethugiltards!

  • ||

    The Syrian cops are almost as bad as the ones that broke up the OWS protests.

  • Nipplemancer||

    I know. Look at the body count. Thousands of dead OWSers Syrians.

    Dipshit.

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    Ummm nipplemancer may I suggest you put your sarcasm detector to its on position.

  • Nipplemancer||

    It's in the shop. That's what I get for buying American.

  • ||

    A movie is Jewish because it was made by a Jew? Wouldn't a movie be "Jewish" if the movie was about Jews or Jewish-related subjects or stories?

    Does that make Empire of the Sun a Jewish movie? Or Maniac Cop?

  • RoboCain||

    And by that same logic, does it make Showgirls Christian?

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    Oh man, I really hope so. God damn that is one fine amazingly trashy movie. Paul Verhoeven really knows how to do camp sleaze. And Joe Eszterhas knows how to do sleaze. What a mix.

  • RoboCain||

    I had always hoped he would make Stranger in a Strange Land. He would be so perfect for it, an experienced science-fiction director who can do sleaze, and is an expert in theology.

    It also seems odd to me the the best selling SF of all time was never made into a movie.

  • ||

    It's too esoteric and weird to be made into a movie. It could be done, but who wants to take the risk?

  • RoboCain||

    It's less esoteric and weird than plenty of other things that were made into movies.

  • ||

    It's also probably been optioned for a million years by someone and is sitting in a vault somewhere languishing for the right time to do it/right person to do it. That happens a lot.

  • ||

    This is probably true. I knew the film rights were optioned many years ago, but such contracts have expiration dates, so who knows who has them now.

    By the way, Graham Greene once said that having his books optioned for movies but never made was the ideal situation: he got money but didn't have to suffer the embarrassment of seeing his story butchered.

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    The only way it will get made is if they can somehow make it a sequel to something that has already been made.

    Hollywood gave up on making good classic sci-fi into movies a long time ago.

  • robc||

    KEEP VERHOEVEN AWAY FROM HEINLEIN MATERIAL!!!!

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    Yes, I concur.

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    If you look at Starship Troopers as a Verhoeven movie and not as a Heinlein movie, you'll feel much better. It's a great, campy pulp movie in its way.

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    Yeah, fuck that. I didn't like it on a standalone basis, either.

    Robocop and Total Recall are different matters.

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    I think the book and movie compliment each other.

    No they are not the same thing but they examine the same subject matter using the same basic story.

  • RoboCain||

    Why?

  • RoboCain||

    Starship Troopers was a very campy pulp book.

  • Brett L||

    I hear Starship Troopers is being remade. Hopefully with more waist up coed shower scenes and fewer Neal Patrick Harris wearing a Nazi uniform moments. Do you want to know more?

  • ||

    It also seems odd to me the the best selling SF of all time was never made into a movie.

    They made a Dune movie and a Dune TV mini-series.

  • RoboCain||

    Maybe you are right. I can't find a breakdown per book, just that Herbert sold 18 million books, and Heinlein sold 100 million. Regardless, it was very popular.

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    I'm pretty sure Dune outsold any one of Heinlein's books, but taking all of their titles together, he probably sold more books.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Jerry Bruckheimer is Jewish, so there's the bulk of the list right there.

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    Well, he's a producer. If we're going to broaden the categories, that makes Star Trek Jewish because Shatner and Nimoy are Jewish. I like this game.

  • ||

    Shatner is a French-Canadian Jew. I mean, if that doesn't rape and burn everything Americans hold sacred about the world, I don't know what does.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Vulcan hand sign was a Jewish blessing. I guess the prosper in "live long and prosper" should have given it away.

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    I have learned to find my peace with that, ProL. I suggest you do the same. It's like finding out John Wayne was Irish, or that Catherine Bell is a Scientologist.

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    Damned lies, all of them!

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    That's what I tell myself every day, ProL.

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    Wayne was Scots-Irish.

  • RoboCain||

    But the Shat is also a rockstar cowboy. What's more American than that?

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    if that doesn't rape and burn everything Americans hold sacred about the world

    Americans love jews....

    He would have to be a French-Canadian Muslim for the raping and burning of all we hold sacred.

  • AK||

    Shatner is from Montreal, but he's not French Canadian. That term's only for the pure laine - pure wool, the real (read: white catholic) Quebecois.

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    It's no use, he's alien! Un-American! Impure!

  • robc||

    By the wide standard, isnt everything done by Hollywood jewish?

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    I was getting there, rob. But I was trying to work my way there slowly.

  • Cabeza de Vaca||

    Christian Bale was so annoying in that movie. I was rooting for the Japanese by the end of it.

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    Tablet lists 100 greatest Jewish films

    ET is number 1...

    I have not delved into it so see how well Space Balls did.

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    Alien visitation movie based on goys' founding resurrection myth takes top spot.

    Nevermind....Tim caught it.

    For some reason i thought he was referring to Fiddler on the Roof....a story which I have no idea about its content.

    Sometimes when reading a tim article i abandon all reading comprehension and simply let the words wash over me....a practice i might point out that i am sure he encourages.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Did The Passion of the Christ make that list? Because that movie was lousy with Jews.

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    It should be...between the protests of its screening and the accusations that "jews run the world" gods poeple should use the film as a testament to the fact that obviously they do not run everything...

    Sort of like how Microsoft used Apple back in the days of their Monopoly trial.

  • Tim Cavanaugh||

    Fiddler On the Roof is like the Jewish King Lear: The message is that a man who has all daughters is doomed.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Are Evening Links a thing now? Or is this just some bone Reason is tossing our direction for the pledge drive? Because it's not even evening yet in California, so you're not fooling anyone, Cavanaugh.

  • ||

    I hope it is a thing.

    I always hated the Morning links simply because they were already spent by the time i got to them...i live on the west coast.

    I suspect Tim had a similar notion as he lives on the west coast as well.

    Because it's not even evening yet in California

    Technically isn't every second after 12 noon the evening?

    Are the words Afternoon, evening and night bracketed by any set time?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Technically isn't every second after 12 noon the evening?

    This is why everyone clears out when you west coasters show up in Morning Links.

  • DJF||

    "'Russian authorities say they will allow political opposition to hold a massive protest against election fraud, following a violent crackdown earlier this week.""

    What "violent crackdown", I saw some protesters being arrested but not much in the way of violence. There was some fake video on Fox news which used Greek protest footage but that was just Fox being stupid again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fUHTgjxnHw

  • Colin||

    Like I said, Cavanaugh is way funner than that dimwit in the video. That was just brilliant. You don't even know if he put that picture there because of the movie or because of the shooter, or because of both.

    By the way, when are you gonna have Afternoon Links? And Weekend Links?

  • Colin||

    Wow, A Gentleman's Agreement isn't even on the list. Pathetic.

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    Neither is The House of Rothschild (1934), a fascinating curio. Libertarians will especially enjoy the opening scene, in which the family hides their nice possessions and puts on ragged clothing to fool the corrupt tax assessor/collector.

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    "It's like finding out John Wayne was Irish a fag"

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    The hell he was!

  • BakedPenguin||

    It's true you boys. A friend of mine installed two-way mirrors in his place in Brentwood, and he came to the door in a dress.

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    Love that Miller. Who is all American.

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    According to Millions of Dead Cops, he was a Nazi.

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    After I saw Starship Troopers I wanted to hunt down and cruelly execute all of the actors and everyone involved in bringing it to the screen.

    So it's got that going for it.

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    And Dina Meyer? Her tits looked like a pair of flapjacks stapled to her chest. Denise Richards would have been a better show.

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    First of all, since Jews run the entertainment industry, they could have just made the list "The 100 Greatest Movies Of All-time."

    Second, try these boots on for size. Warning: double-standard may induce both rage and a dunphy gymnastics display.

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  • JoJo Zeke||

  • Art Vandelay||

    Ezra Klein is to economic theory what Stephenie Meyer is to Boolean algebra.

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    AHAHAHAHA!

    Of course, his aggregate numbers don't account for all the Canadians (and others) who come to the US for health care.

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  • GILMORE||

    Yahweh on a fucking vibrating menorah,

    They listed ET as #1.... and Night And Fog as what... #22? The small jewish part of me (being raised in Scarsdale & dating lots and lots of jewish girls grants a person honorary jewishness. Over $1000 cumulative given at bar-mitzvahs I think counts as inadvertent conversion. And in truth, my brother married a jewish girl in a proper glass-breaking ceremony, making my nieces jewish, so in the event I never procreate, the future Gilmore lineage will indeed be counted among the chosen people) is offended as all Yentil-slapping fuck.

    "Attempted extermination of Jewish population" (less than) "cute alien tear-jerker box-office-smash"? I want this man banned from Katz Deli for the remainder of his life.

    The Chosen is not even on the fucking list - Probably *too jewish*.

    Seriously, that thing is blasphemy.

  • ||

    No shit, right? They can put The Jazz Singer in the top 5 but leave out Hitlerjunge Salomon altogether? Fucking incredible.

  • Nike Dunk Shoes||

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