No commentary today.
No rants about politics and culture.
I am drained.
Here are some random pictures that will, hopefully, enliven a darkling plain.
The verbal gymnastics of the Obama administration have reached a level of weirdness that defies common sense. The targeted murder of Jews has been redefined as a “random act.” It is easy to make fun of Obama’s abuse of language, but really, we must ask ourselves, what is the political purpose of his stubborn (h/t Bookworm Room for the phrase) Islam Denial?
Seraphic Secret thinks it’s self-evident. It is imperative to deny that Jews are specifically targeted for death by transnational IslamoNazis. Because then Obama gets to make a hollow deal that will leave genocidal-yearning Iran as a threshold nuclear state.
This is foreign policy as crafted by the Jeremiah Wright’s of Obama’s world.
Make no mistake about it, the Islam Denial that infects Obama and the chattering classes of Europe is a death sentence for the West.
There is no country on the face of the earth that is dominated by Islam — radical or otherwise — that is a decent and functional society. All Islamic lands are oppressive tyrannies, swamps of intolerance where minority religions are persecuted, where women are murdered for so-called crimes of honor, where homosexuals are cruelly persecuted, and where history comes to die.
On that happy note, a few photos to brighten your weekend.
11. Double Indemnity, 1944. Once again, a Barbara Stanwyck performance that is nothing less than perfection. This time Stanwyck plays bad blond Phyllis Dietrichson, a hard-boiled tramp—her gold anklet speaks volumes—who wants her husband dead. Fred MacMurray is the cynical insurance salesman who steps libido-first into Dietrichson’s web of deceit. This is the movie that sets the standard for Film Noir, that most influential genre.