Daily Archives: March 13, 2016

Ghostbusters Controversy

When the Ghostbusters trailer was released on March 3rd, the internet exploded. For many film fans, based on the trailer, this appears to be the perfect reboot.

Then the problems started flaring up.

Some complained that Leslie Jones is playing a stereotype. A working class African-American who is brash and loudmouthed.

I disagree.

While I am not African-American and I cannot stand in the shoes of the people who are making the accusations, from my perspective, I disagree.

The other main characters are highly educated, middle class or upper middle class Caucasian women. Ms. Jones’s character provides a nice balance to the rest of the Ghostbusters crew.

For my part, I don’t care. Leslie Jones is hilarious and I am so stoked to see this movie.

 

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Taylor Force

Last week, Taylor Force was on vacation. An everyday American, he chose Israel as his vacation destination.

The beaches are beautiful. The food is delicious. The people are warm and friendly. Despite the politics of the region, Israel is a thriving, growing democracy.

Taylor Force is dead, returning home in a coffin. He was killed by a terrorist.

How many more innocent people will be killed before the world wakes up? Where is the condemnation from the UN, from the state department?

The fruitless killing of Mr. Force was not the only terrorist attack last week.

While Mr. Force was being killed just  for being in Israel, Vice President Joe Biden was also in Israel. His physical location was not too far from the victim’s.

When will this madness stop? How many innocent people will be killed before the rest of the world wakes up from the fantasy world they live in?

I’m going to end this post with a suggestion for the trolls who might want respond to this post about why they should boycott Israel. I could tell you something about the video, I think it speaks for itself.

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