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It's being reported that Woody Allen has told a Spanish newspaper that he'd like Barack Obama to "be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly." Things like this, presumably:

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  1. Shut the fuck up, Woody Allen

    1. Yeah like libertarian’s never thought out loud: I wish a libertarian was in charge of everything!

      1. *have never thought out loud – oops, you fuckers!

        1. Yeah, but for a libertarian to be “in charge” would be to do nothing 😉
          Else, he wouldn’t be a libertarian anymore. Well, you could argue he would try to repeal a lot of stuff and then do nothing =)

      2. Actually, no. No serious libertarian would ever think that, because any serious libertarian knows that the problem is institutions, not people. It’s the institutions and the incentives they create that lead to big government. Put a libertarian in office, he or she is liable to turn out just like them rest of ’em.

        1. This ^

      3. Yeah like libertarian’s never thought out loud…

        By definition, we have not. Neither have you.

      4. You have to win in the battlefield of ideas. If you use force as a means push limited government, or no government on the masses, there will be a backlash. Plus the whole institution thing that Adam points out.

  2. “What’s the Spanish Word for Straitjacket?”

    Camisa de fuerza

    or

    Chaleco de fuerza

    1. Tell it to Fielding Mellish.

    2. Let’s see some ID, senor.

  3. chaqueta recta

  4. Maybe he could do something about really, really creepy old men fucking their not-legally-but-for-all-intents-and-purposes-step children.

    1. Indeed JW. Whatever happened to the real reason to have children: boinking the babysitter?

      1. Can you pick up a jug of milk, eggs, butter, and Leuprolide Acetate?

      2. Exactly.

    2. Not really for all intents and purposes. He never lived with Farrow and rarely spent the night in her house. Also she was an autonomous adult at the time. Not saying it wasn’t a dick move or supporting his recent silly statements, but let’s stick to the facts.

    3. I really can’t get excited about that. Two consenting adults can have whatever relationship they want.

  5. Yes, and he also defended Polanski recently, too.

    1. Don’t know why anyone would listen to him after that.

      1. …at a time when we’re increasing penalties for sexual criminals, etc.

        1. The SC just upheld indefinite detention for the “sexually dangerous”. I think Mr. Allen should go away for a while…

  6. Woody Allen wants Obama to have dictatorial powers but does not want the police to have the power to arrest child rapists like Roman Polanski?

    1. Doing a sociological study on perversion. I’m up to Advanced Child Molesting.

    2. Well under the “right” kind of dictatorship, you and your friends are not held to such base things as laws and bourgoisie morals

  7. It’s being reported that Woody Allen has told a Spanish newspaper that he’d like Barack Obama to “be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.”

    I find it amazing that Progressive American Jews would be in favor of a dictatorship when Jews have been on the short end of the stick historically regarding despots of all political flavors.

    1. They are progressives. It all makes sense if you understand progressivism.

      1. Well, not all of them, only the shrill ones. The “in your face, you b*stard” kind of gays. The rest are very divers actually.

        1. Groovus Maximus specified progressive ones. I know very well that American Jewish people represent a wide variety of political viewpoints. Groovus Maximus was only refering to the progessive ones.

    2. Yep. I never understood that either. Same for gays. How is that minorities traditionally oppressed by the state easily promise their fealty to the state? WTF?

      1. If they were logical, they wouldn’t be progressives.

        1. Remember – you are actually assuming the modern Left is actually “progressive.” If you look at the results of their actual economic policies, they are as regressive as it gets.

      2. stockholm syndrome?

      3. How is that minorities traditionally oppressed by the state easily promise their fealty to the state? WTF?

        Perhaps they think they’ll get to run things.

      4. Yeah, someone ought to explain to gay advocacy groups exactly how Castro and Kim treat gays in their respective workers’ paradises.

        -jcr

        1. Or for that matter how Che treated them 😉

      5. Well, in American history (in the modern era), the federal state has been the most effective advocate for minority groups. So there’s the answer.

        1. You mean once they get done stomping their faces into the dirt?

        2. But how does it follow that they should also support all of the other shit the state tries to do that has nothing to do with protecting people’s rights?

    3. Come on, you guys. We just need the right dictator in charge. Then everything will be fine.

      Don’t you know that old saying: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely everyone except good public servants”?

    4. I find it amazing that Progressive American Jews would be in favor of a dictatorship when Jews have been on the short end of the stick historically regarding despots of all political flavors.

      This is the right kind of dictatorship.

      Like I said, fuck my neighbor. You think I’m going to trust him to not vote my freedoms away? He’d do it in a second given the chance.

      1. Yes. Yes, I will.

        Where ya been by the way? Haven’t seen you at you know where.

  8. Woody Allen is a weirdo creep?

    1. But he is good a creating new dialogue for a Japanese language film.

      1. SPARTAN DOG!

  9. Yeah buddy, I think you hit that one on the head!

    Lou
    http://www.web-anonymity.cz.tc

  10. Short, stupid Jews afraid of death and terrified of not cumming anymore are of not interest to me.

    1. You missed a note 😉

  11. http://mises.org/books/trts/

    Wow, Woody decided to go straight for page 10.

  12. His movies suck as much as his statements to Spanish newspapers. What a fucking waste of film.

  13. Sounds like he’s calling for an Enabling Act.

    At the risk of glennbecking up this thread, I must point out that the last time that happened, it didn’t turn out so great for people like Woody Allen.

    1. That’s called “Godwinning.” And you’re the Godwinner.
      Congratulations! Here’s your Jew’s tooth.

  14. It’s good to be the king. When you are already part of his court, that is…

    Fucking lib elitist bastards. Fuck them and they’re ivy-schmeeg edumacashuns.

    Live free, fight, or fall.

  15. Ah, yes. Gaius Julius Obama.

    Or maybe Lucius Cornelius Obama.

    I can hardly wait for the proscriptions.

    1. I thought Bush already did that with Medicare Part D?

  16. Hehe, that whole draw Muhammad thing blew up in your faces, huh? Who woulda thunk that encouraging people to be vicious and hateful would result in… people being vicious and hateful? I mean, who could have seen that coming?

    1. And where did the comments section for that post go?

      1. The comments crossed the road with the rest of the ‘chickens’.

        http://www.whydidthechickencro…..cluck2.wav

        1. Reason chickened out too? We’re still going to see all those Mohamed images though?

          1. They cut-off commenting, denied access to published comments, and they are likely to threetreat?

  17. If Woody wants to live in a dictatorship there are plenty around to choose from. I’m sure they’re doing the same wonderful things an Obama dictatorship would do.

    So feel free to emigrate, Woody. I’m sure you and fearless leader could collaborate on some wonderful new films in North Korea. And I understand they have free health care too!

    1. Seriously. Go fucking live under a dictatorship, under the rules that everyone else has to follow. Chavez has a really socialisty well-intentioned one, right? Just fucking go there.

  18. A Jew calling for a dictatorship? Gee, what could possibly go wrong? I’m sure that a Hopey McChange dictatorship wouldn’t be anything at all like the one that killed six million Jews, would it?

    Rather sad to see senility in someone whose work I’ve enjoyed in the past. I hope he’s comfortable in the rest home.

    -jcr

    1. Keep your dick in your pants, Mr. Allen!

  19. The Inquisition…Let’s begin,
    The Inquisition…Look out sin.

    Yes, despotism has been a bad plan. King Ferdinand was at least a quarter Jew, so even the bloodlines can’t be trusted.

    Woody Allen has made many a clever, funny flick. That’s one thing. Advocating government…he’s getting close to the idiocy of a certain Mia Farrow.

    1. Interiors was hilarious! Woody was very funny back in the day.

    2. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, which is a fairly recent movie is pretty good too.

      1. I thought Woody’s “Whatever Works” with Larry David was pretty funny too — at least for the first hour or so — and that just came out very recently.

  20. Schrodinger’s cat is <blink>not</blink> dead.

  21. I draw the line at spending any time considering the politics of a man who make a piece of crap like “Mighty Aphrodite”.

    1. Artists in general shouldn’t have their politics considered. But Woody’s earned his clunkers, since he’s made so many brilliant movies.

  22. The good thing about a Progressive dictatorship, if we manage to come out of it with our lives and liberties intact, is that it will eliminate any remaining misconceptions moderates might have against the liberalism of the progressive elites in Hollywood, academia, etc.

    I’d love to see every one of those assholes, from Hollywood to academia to the NYT to the CPSI be tarred with the same brush used to paint neo-Nazis.

    1. I see your point, but I would rather continue enjoying art, film and music even if it is created by people with stupid ideas about politics.

  23. “I once stole a pornographic book that was printed in braille. I used to rub the dirty parts.”

  24. Once upon a time, Woody Allen was funny. I always liked his standup routine about meeting the gorgeous blonde Asian girl on the bus, who told him she was a nymphomaniac, but attracted only to Jewish cowboys. So he introduced himself as Bucky Goldstein.

    And Sleeper and Take the Money and Run are pretty good, too.

    These days, he’s laughable, but he’s not funny.

    1. I always liked his standup routine about meeting the gorgeous blonde Asian girl on the bus, who told him she was a nymphomaniac, but attracted only to Jewish cowboys. So he introduced himself as Bucky Goldstein.

      So did Steven Wright, the comic that performed that bit.

  25. Not to defend him, but let he who hath not said “a benevolent dictatorship would be the most effective form of government” throw the first stone. Being effective is often possible with coercive state powers.

    That does not mean it is the system we want or prefer. Most of us like it when government is ineffective and/or leaves us alone. But suppose we had a dictator who said “none of these authoritarian laws apply anymore. Here’s all of your tax dollars back. You are all now liberated but I’m going to stay in power to make sure nobody tries to interfere with your freedoms. Freely criticize me all you want.” – would that be preferable to a democracy where majority rule will almost always elect babysitters and autocrats?

  26. Strange. As quoted, it’s a comic take on George Bush’s well-known statement that he would prefer to be a dictator. You don’t remember that? Bush said it three times, on three separate occasions.

    As initially reported by Fox, there was a set of dots in there to show that Allen’s comment had been “edited”, much like they “edited” Shirley Sherrod, I presume. Why has Reason Magazine removed the marks of editing, I wonder?

  27. camisa de fuerza

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