Perfect: Movie ‘Chappaquiddick’ to open Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

Excellent backhanded tribute to the senator who had the audacity to name his dog “Splash.”

This is a little like premiering the movie “Hindenburg” at a theater in Lakehurst, New Jersey, but it’s a perfect backhanded tribute to the senator who had the audacity to name his dog “Splash”:

Chappaquiddick, the upcoming movie that revisits Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s infamous 1969 car crash on the Island, will open the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival on March 15.

A discussion with the film’s director, John Curran, and actor Jason Clarke, who stars as Mr. Kennedy, will follow the opening night screening.

“We’re really excited,” MVFF artistic director Brian Ditchfield told the Gazette Tuesday. “It’s rare that you find a great dramatic film that also has local resonance, and so we thought it was the perfect film to open the festival.”

He added that the film festival was excited to bring Mr. Curran and Mr. Clarke to the Island. Mr. Clarke, an Australian actor who also starred in Zero Dark Thirty, among other films, “was fabulous in [Chappaquiddick],” Mr. Ditchfield said…

The new film looks at the car crash and the aftermath that unfolded, largely on the Vineyard, which included a media firestorm and the Kennedy family dealing with what they saw as a public relations nightmare for Mr. Kennedy.

If anybody there has a sick sense of humor it’ll be part of a double-feature shown after a screening of “A Bridge Too Far.”

Kennedy, who killed a woman and escaped responsibility because of his family’s wealth and influence, went on after the accident to serve as an inspiration to Democrats who accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women” and embracing rich white privilege.

(h/t Legal Insurrection)

Reality about differences between men & women just TOO MUCH for these campus SJWs to handle

A couple of weeks ago, there was a forum at Portland State University that was destined to melt some snowflakes:

On February 17, 2018, James Damore spoke at Portland State on a panel titled, “We Need to Talk About Diversity.” He was joined by former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, and writer Helen Pluckrose. Bret Weinstein also made a cameo appearance. The event was organized by the Freethinkers of PSU, a skeptic student group.

The biologist pointed out the differences between men and women, and that sent some SJWs scurrying for safe space, with one even trying to disable the sound equipment on her way out like the military guy in Forrest Gump when that hippie Abbey Hoffman was speaking at the DC reflecting pool:


Seriously though, how could anybody ever have a serious conversation with people who won’t even recognize basic biological realities? And these are the people who call conservatives “science deniers”?

Chuck Schumer declares it OK to vote against judicial nominees based on skin color

Voting against a judicial nominee based on skin color isn’t a problem for Chuck Schumer, as long as the nominee in question is white, apparently:

The Democrat from New York said on the Senate floor that he could not vote to approve Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina because he is a white man replacing two black Obama nominees.

“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer complained. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”

“As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades,” he continued. “It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”

Yep, that’s what he said:

And what percentage of the Senate is white, Chuck? Maybe resign and let a minority take your place and lead by example!

Nancy Pelosi furious after ICE agents ‘terrorize’ 150 ‘law abiding’ and ‘patriotic’ illegal aliens

Meanwhile, Dems are accusing law-abiding gun owners of being complicit in murder.

Immigration & Customs Enforcement continue to do something that gives liberals night sweats, and that’s enforcing immigration & customs laws:

“Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC),” ICE said in a statement released Tuesday.

“About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI,” ICE said.

Right on cue, Nancy Pelosi, in vigorous defense of what she views as a future Democrat voting base, called the enforcement of federal law a “cowardly attack” meant to “terrorize” some “law-abiding” illegals (?) who are “patriotic” (??):

“The Trump Administration’s raids were a shocking abuse of law enforcement power. Yet again, the White House has reached into our communities to indiscriminately detain scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants.

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record. This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe. Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.

“The Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda. The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to oppose these cowardly attacks, and we will remain open to the patriotic immigrants who are the constant reinvigoration of America.”

Tell that to Kate Steinle’s family, Stretch.

And I love it when Dems play this card: “Half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record.” Well, except for being in the country illegally. Meanwhile, Dems like Pelosi are accusing law-abiding gun-owning members of the NRA of being complicit in murder. Good luck with that approach in the elections, libs.