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The best pro-life movie of the year? A “comedy” about abortion

Washington Post: From the first words out of her filthy, brazenly irreverent mouth, the stand-up comedian Donna Stern goes there. Working a room of Brooklyn hipsters in a cramped club on open-mike night, she doesn’t just work blue: She works teal, azure and shades of aquamarine that haven’t even been discovered on the light spectrum yet.

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Obvious Child,” a provocative romantic comedy from new writer-director Gillian Robespierre, opens with Stern doing one of her bits, giddily sharing the most intimate secrets of her day-old lingerie like a cross between sweet-faced, foul-mouthed Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld. Donna is played by “Saturday Night Live” alum Jenny Slate, who possesses the same good-girl cuteness of Schumer and Sarah Silverman, and the same shocking subversive streak. As her business-school-professor mother complains at one point, she’s such a smart, nice Jewish girl who passed her SAT with flying colors. “And now you waste that 720 verbal telling jokes about having diarrhea in your pants.”

That’s one of the few lines in “Obvious Child” that can be repeated in a family newspaper. The queasy, prudish and easily offended should be forewarned that Robes­pierre, like so many of her contemporaries, clearly sees profanity as a legitimate arrow in the quiver of liberation, a mode of bracing, confrontational candor that instantly disarms fusty structures of sexism and other depredations. When Donna’s best friend, Nellie (Gaby Hoffmann), uses a common epithet for the female anatomy to fulminate against the Supreme Court, she’s appropriating the rhetoric of oppression and using it, jiujitsu-like, to strike back.

That’s one reading. Seen through another lens, Donna and her friends’ constant — and often unfunny — swearing and nattering on about sex and other bodily functions resembles a group of little kids seeing just how much they can get away with before being sent to permanent timeout. That immaturity is at the core of “Obvious Child,” in which Donna gets dumped, loses her job and faces an unplanned pregnancy after a drunken one-night stand. The whole point of the film is that she’s unformed, using her 20s to experiment and make mistakes and, in the case of deciding whether to terminate her pregnancy, make the decisions that will ultimately create a more experienced — maybe even wiser and more compassionate — adult human being.

That balance — between annoying, cavalier self-involvement and genuine vulnerability and growth — is what keeps “Obvious Child” interesting, making it one of the most startlingly honest romantic comedies to appear onscreen in years. Donna and her friends aren’t always likable: They’re spiky, sharp-elbowed and unremittingly coarse, making viewers of a certain age long for just a little more softness between them. As with “Girls,” the HBO show that most clearly shares “Obvious Child’s” young-feminist DNA, the most nuanced and sympathetic character isn’t Donna or her female friend, but a guy — in this case, sweet-natured Max (Jake Lacy), the wholesome, unsuspecting straight arrow who may or may not be a father by the time Donna has made her own choice.

That choice, and how it’s depicted, vaults “Obvious Child” beyond just another savvy New York indie and into cultural watershed territory: After years of movies that depict abortion as a non-option (the worst offender being “Juno,” which had to set up the straw man of a dingy, disgusting clinic for the teenage heroine to continue her pregnancy), “Obvious Child” dares to portray Donna’s decision in a way that’s serious and emotionally consequential but not fraught with crippling anxiety, shame or regret.

Because Donna processes everything through her comedy, “Obvious Child” occasionally tiptoes and then stomps right over the line of good taste. There are one-liners that seem designed to validate every negative stereotype of callous urban liberals ever concocted by the far right. But Robespierre has the courage to take those interpretive lumps, in service to a larger point: that we’ve reached a moment in our social, political and cultural life when the non-punitive portrayal of a woman exercising her right to a safe and legal abortion is considered more taboo than the numbing succession of murders, maimings, disfigurements and assaults we consume on a weekly basis in movie theaters and on TV.

Through it all, even despite her crankiest, most selfish and adolescent moments, Donna earns the audience’s support, thanks largely to the inherent sweetness Slate brings to her screwed-up but lovable character. There are as many awkward, discomfiting sequences in “Obvious Child” as there are interludes of genuine fun and romance. The result is a movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite its traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new. If we can stipulate that existence is an inherently messy affair, ungainly and contradictory and confoundingly unresolved, then “Obvious Child” may be the most pro-life movie of the year.

"Compassion"

“Compassion”

Only in a twisted mind is a “comedy” about abortion a pro-life movie.

See also:

h/t Newsbusters

DCG

Sarah Silverman Faked Abortion (to Trick Young Girls Into Having Them)

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Unfunny comedian Sarah Silverman told fellow unfunny comedian Bill Maher on his show “Real Time With Bill Maher” that she faked having an abortion. She also called unborn babies “goo.”

Unfunny Maher’s response? He thanked Sarah for her bravery.

One wonders how many young girls were tricked into aborting their own babies after being misled by a celebrity into believing that abortion is a good thing.

Here’s a picture of Silverman showing her un-pregnant belly while claiming to be pregnant (Gee, did she get this idea from Beyonce?), while tweeting, “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned,” referring to Republican promises to roll back the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion.

Sarah Silverman Fake Pregnancy

Silverman organized a fundraiser in Texas to provide money to women seeking abortions. When protesters told her, “You’re going to hell.” Silverman replied, “I can’t. I don’t believe in God.” Perhaps she’s never heard that ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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What is wrong with left-wing people?

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Bob Woodward is a Washington Post investigative reporter and author, celebrated for his reporting, with Carl Bernstein, on the Nixon administration’s Watergate scandal.

To his credit, unlike the many Obama toadies in the media, Woodward has not refrained from criticizing the POS, most recently over Obama’s lie that “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.”

When Woodward contacted a White House official to warn that he would be publicly questioning Obama’s account of how the sequestration came about and the terms negotiated, the official (later identified as Obama’s economic advisor Gene Sperling) “yelled at [him] for about a half-hour”, and then made a vague threat, saying in a follow-up email that Woodward would “regret” publishing the report.

For reporting that thuggish threat, instead of supporting Woodward, his fellow journalists vilified him. Appearing on Current TV, reporter and Buzzfeed contributor Michael Hastings said: “There are people waiting for Woodward to die so they can dish stuff on him that they’re too afraid to say now.”

What we are witnessing is another instance of the viciousness of the Left. How dare Woodward betray his profession by criticizing The One?

Here’s an essay by Peter Hitchens (brother of the late Christopher Hitchens), asking why the Left are so vicious. Though Hitchens is referring to Leftwingers in the UK, what he says applies also to Leftwingers in the U.S. and across the world. Remember V.I. Lenin, Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, and the ongoing nightmare of North Korea.

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Only Left-wingers could think killing and maiming is a giggle

By Peter Hitchens – Daily Mail – 23 February 2013

What is wrong with Left-wing people? Why are so many of them so filled with violent hatred of anyone who disagrees with them?

Why has so little attention been paid to the cruel, bloodstained words of John O’Farrell, the official Labour candidate in the Eastleigh by-election?

Mr O’Farrell, an alleged comedian, has not as far as I know repudiated or regretted a passage in a book he wrote at the age of 36, saying he wished Margaret Thatcher had died in the Brighton Bomb.

He said: ‘In October 1984 when the Brighton bomb went off, I felt a surge of excitement at the nearness of her demise and yet disappointment that such a chance had been missed.’

In case anyone had missed his point, he added later. ‘I just hated her so very, very much.’

I am not, as it happens, a great admirer of Lady Thatcher myself. And I’m not above a bit of invective and mockery against the politicians I actively despise.

But it is the hate-filled violence of this passage that strikes me. What kind of person can write this, and then not cross it out in embarrassment?

This is not the only example of this sort of thing last week. The BBC has for many years tolerated a radio programme called ‘The News Quiz’ on which sniggering fun-revolutionaries (at your expense) are paid to amuse a sniggering Left-wing studio audience with babyish jests, under the guidance of a self-satisfied chairwoman who thinks she is cleverer than she is.

On a recent edition, a purported comedian referred to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, as ‘a foetus in a jar’.

This was the cue for an exchange in which Mr Gove was (very falsely) described as being friendless (I count him as a friend, though I disagree with him strongly, and so do many others in politics and journalism), and then as having ‘a  face that makes even the  most pacifist of people reach for the shovel in  anticipation of reshaping it’.

A sole Tory panellist, serving as a figleaf for the programme’s blatant bias, was swiftly brushed aside when he tried to defend Mr Gove. The BBC’s attempt to defend this malicious tripe is so wretched that I will do them a favour and not reproduce it.

In my experience, nasty, bullying people often attempt to disguise their true feelings as ‘jokes’. So there it is, the modern Left displayed – a parliamentary candidate who publicly wished for the hideous, violent death of a woman, and is not ashamed, and a BBC programme that publicly discusses smashing a man’s face with a shovel.

Both of these are supposedly jokes. But they are not. They are a symptom of a raging sickness of the soul that has the modern Left in its grip. They are so sure that they are right that they no longer think their opponents are human.

That way lie the torture cellar, the re-education camp and the firing squad, as the Left proves every time it gets enough power to show what it is really like. It’s not funny.

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See also these FOTM’s posts on the vicious Left:

~Eowyn

What offends Sarah Silverman?

Not this.

Nor this.

Sarah Silverman: The Message ‘The Bachelor’ Sends to Young Women is ‘Offensive’

THGOutspoken Potty-mouth comedian Sarah Silverman has harsh words for women to choose to  compete on The Bachelor, calling the enterprise “offensive” and degrading.  While being interviewed on the debut episode of Amanda de Cadenet’s The  Conversation Thursday night, the conversation turned to the ABC reality  show.  She is not a fan.

“I’ll tell you what’s offensive about these shows… that are on ABC during  prime time,” she said. “Twenty-five women in JCPenney prom dresses, fully grown,  going, ‘He took us to a castle!’ No he didn’t. Producers procured a castle.  And there’s 25 of you, that’s how special you aren’t,” she added.

Silverman, who recently sparked controversy with this abortion tweet, says that the real problem with the show is not that adults watch and  make fun of it, but that young, impressionable girls think what they’re seeing  is worth emulating.

“I think, ‘Wow, some young girl is watching this, and there should be a warning saying this is not acceptable behavior.’ The biggest thing that a  woman should realize is that there is not just one slot for a woman in any given  thing.”

“I think that’s something that society, men and women both, have enforced.  It’s in the either that one woman’s success can only come at another’s  failure.”

She is now the judge of acceptable behavior?  I’m sure all the young, impressionable girls that saw your abortion tweet think that is worth emulating.  YOU offend ME, Sarah Silverman.

DCG

Monday morning quickies

A devastated-looking man knocks on the door of a woman known for her
charity.
“Please, ma’am,” he says when she opens up, “can you help this poor,
tragic family down the block? The father just lost his job, and his wife is too ill to work. They’re about to be turned out into the cold
streets unless someone can pay their rent.”

“That’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard in my life!” says the woman.
“May I ask who you are sir?”

“Their landlord.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A wife asked her husband: ‘What do you like most in me, my pretty face
or my sexy body?’

He looked at her from head to toe and replied: ‘I like your sense of
humour!’
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wife: ‘What are you doing?’
Husband: “Nothing.”
Wife: ‘Nothing…? You’ve been reading our marriage certificate for an
hour.’
Husband: ‘I was looking for the expiration date.’
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~Steve~                             H/T  Joseph

Sarah Silverman is sick…

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‘Got a quickie aborsh': Comedienne Sarah Silverman supports pro-choice debate, tweeting ‘before-and-after abortion’ photos

Daily Mail UK:  Comedienne Sarah Silverman joined America’s current War on Women yesterday after she tweeted a hoax before-and-after abortion photo.  Reigniting the women’s rights movement via Twitter, the 41-year-old wrote: ‘Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.’

The controversial comment captioned two photos of Miss Silverman made to look like she was pregnant before getting an abortion – and quickly divided opinion.

While she caused a wave of support from hundreds of people voicing liberal pro-choice beliefs, she also drew criticism for her ‘insensitivity’ for a subject that is ‘no laughing matter‘.

The first image shows Silverman extremely bloated after having eaten a burrito, and the second shows her wearing the same outfit with a wash-board flat stomach after the bloating had subsided.

At the expense of the Republican party who want to take away women’s autonomy over their bodies, the comedienne paired potty humour with political commentary, using the montage to make a strong and simple point about the ongoing War on Women.

And many people are applauding the high profile personality for using her trademark sarcasm to directly comment on the possibility the Roe vs. Wade decision may be overturned in the U.S.

First of all, this wasn’t a “hoax”.  This was a deliberate attempt to make a political statement.  And a sick one at that.  You think women who had to make that difficult choice appreciate this attempt at “humor”?

Secondly, the War on Women?  What about the war on the unborn?  I know, I know…it’s a woman’s “right” to kill her unborn baby.  I just wish women would own up to the fact that 1) you can get pregnant if you have sex and 2) face the consequences and consider the life of the unborn child.

But that’s not very “progressive” of me…

DCG

Leftwing Crazies

As we get closer and closer to the midterm elections of November 2, the Left are becoming unglued. Here’s a sampling:

Howard Dean calls TEA Party movement “a monster”

(Politico)- Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday that the GOP has “created a monster” by encouraging the tea party movement.

Remember his scream?

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Unfunny comIC Sarah Silverman makes crude sexual comment about 9-11 widows

(Newsbusters)- Standup comic and New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Silverman joked on Twitter that widows of the Sept. 11 attacks “give the best handjobs” on Oct. 6, attributing the quote to pseudonymous 19th century author and satirist Mark Twain. “‘9/11 widows give the best hand jobs.’ -Mark Twain,” wrote Silverman, adding the hashtag, “#notcooltwain.”

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Dem Congressman Phil Hare (IL) says Obama’s $13+ trillion deficit is a “myth”

Also see HERE for Hare giving the finger to his critics.

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VP Joe Biden says he’ll “strangle” Republicans

(FoxNews) Vice President Joe Biden has told Democrats at a Minnesota fundraiser that he’ll “strangle” members of the GOP who complain about the federal budget.

H/t WeaselZippers.

~Eowyn