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Friday, November 9, 2012

Leni Riefenstahl Still Has That Magic Touch

Posted by on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

"It was better in the original German," as Molly Ivins once said.

 

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I like the bit where he says, "Even I understand [blah blah conservative policy]". Like he's totally admitting to being a moron.
Posted by originalcinner on November 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
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Molly Ivins, dear. Not Ivans.
Posted by Smartypants on November 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
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"Over the last four years, the conservative movement has gotten stronger" -- as shown in it recent electoral defeats.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on November 9, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
brandon 4
I feel like I fucked that guy in a bath house 2 years ago.
Posted by brandon on November 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this
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The war metaphor drumbeat coupled with the music is pretty unsettling. I hope the Treasury Department's finest will double down on protecting the prez from the type of people inclined to take this literally.
Posted by Pablo Picasso on November 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
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The techniques used are more Eisenstein, but the content is pure Riefenstahl.
Posted by deeez on November 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
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Tomorrow belongs to me.
Posted by Smartypants on November 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
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He's right that young people can't be arsed to vote in the midterms. Democrats will lose the Senate and Obama's Supreme Court nominations will be toast. Probably see some anti-gay marriage initiatives pass on the state level too.

Really need to figure out some way to get everyone excited every two years instead of only every four.
Posted by Go 'way, 'batin' on November 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
john t 9
The drumbeats, the disorienting angles, the super-tight closeups of the sweaty homosexual narrator, the DRAMA of it all: high camp. This is satire, right?
Posted by john t on November 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
California Kid 10
the music is like a bastard child of the soundtracks for the 11th Doctor Who and Nolan's Batman. If this was about fighting future robots instead of how scary that commie black man it would be awesome- but as is its silly and over wroght
Posted by California Kid on November 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Andy 11
Who is this gay? Is this a joke?
Posted by Andy on November 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
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The headline is an insult to Leni Riefenstahl. The video is pretty much crap on every level, and say what you will about her choice of causes, she could direct one hell of a propaganda piece.
Posted by Tyler Pierce on November 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 13
Who's the queen with the unibrow? And is that lipstick, or are her lips always so rosey?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on November 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 14
Now does everybody see why it's just as crucial to turn out the vote in the mid-term elections?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM · Report this
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President Obama's reelection is a devastating blow. But it's not a decisive defeat.


Except for that part where your guy was defeated, decisively.

"Over the last four years, the conservative movement has grown stronger, as more and more Americans recognize the bankruptcy of President Obama's vision."

Hear that? The conservative movement is stronger than ever, because there are more and more (and more!) of us. Why, Governor Romney is going to win this thing easily. Oh, wait.

I gotta say, for people who are so worried about deficits, they sure seem to think highly of President Reagan.
Posted by Proteus on November 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
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Scary, scary music.

Sounds like it belongs in a slasher film.
Posted by judybrowni on November 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 17
Holy fuck! The President hasn't even done his second inaugural yet and already they're sharpening their axes.

So maybe it isn't the people who are so very much divided in this country. It's those goddamn political think tanks and PACs who, posing as the academic voice of reason, scare the living shit out of those easily swayed.

You can't put limits on freedom of speech. I would never suggest that, but I try to extrapolate what wing-nuts and their money will ultimate do to this country and I don't like what I see. Education and critical thinking aren't priorities to a lot of people. If they see it on a TV commercial, it has to be fact. Right? And the wing-nuts know the dumber they are, the better.

One thing that might help is bringing back the equal time rule. Maybe TV stations won't air crap like this if they have to offer free time to opposing viewpoints. It used to work just fine, but the Republicans got rid of it.
Posted by Bauhaus I on November 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
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Random, jumpy shots of television screens and closeups of some angry dude's teeth, all set to a cheesy action movie soundtrack. Not sure what it has to do with Riefenstahl, other than the fact that she also produced fascist propaganda.
Posted by Joe Glibmoron on November 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
blip 19
Wait, did he just say something? I was lost in his eyes.
Posted by blip on November 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 20
You think that guy looks gay? He looks to me like he dragged a black man to his death last night with his truck & wants to do it again.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
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I have never understood why Republicans are considered fiscally sound. Whenever they take control of government they spend like drunken sailors and drive the deficit up immensely. They are the part that depends on massive government spending to juice the economy. It should be noted that Obama cut the deficit $200 million last year. A Romney presidency wouldn't be doing that.
Posted by Dr.Duck on November 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM · Report this
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http://youtu.be/UPTeCZnp2dQ

I just love this clip.
Posted by The fag on November 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 23
@20 And those are mutually exclusive...why? Sadistic nazis can also be homos.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
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If they roll up their sleeves, their swastika armbands will get all wrinkled.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on November 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM · Report this
knobtheunicorn 25
That one Latino it flashed past just killed me. They didn't even need to show the leaf blower it was implied so hard.
Posted by knobtheunicorn on November 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
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@21 -- Republicans are considered fiscally conservative (only by other conservatives, not by well informed non-conservatives) because they're masters of the shell game and their marks are so gullible they don't even realize there's a pea under one of the cups. That's why they love Reagan so deeply -- he preached fiscal responsibility. Never mind that he didn't practice it, the preaching was what they came for.
Posted by Calpete on November 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM · Report this
Mark in Colorado 27
Where oh where has the resident house faggot (i.e. "gay dude for romney" gone to?
Posted by Mark in Colorado on November 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 28
Oh, he bailed first thing Wednesday morning, right after the election.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on November 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Courage Wolf 29
I actually went to Williams College with that guy, kind of sad to see that nothing in his worldview has changed.
Posted by Courage Wolf on November 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM · Report this
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@28: Couldn't use his campaign credit card to pay for bandwidth.

*sad trombone*
Posted by POH on November 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 31
Don't you know? This election was a mandate for conservative ideas. Because they didn't lose their majority in the House.

The bubble lives!
Posted by Free Lunch on November 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM · Report this
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Truly, there is nothing sadder than a young republican.

Posted by Velvetbabe on November 10, 2012 at 5:33 AM · Report this
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I don't recall seeing a black person the whole video.
Posted by wisconsonite on November 10, 2012 at 7:03 AM · Report this
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@33:
Yes, there was one clapping black woman towards the end.
Posted by migrationist on November 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM · Report this

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