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Larryville.com knows what’s the matter

Larryville.com knows what’s the matter

The Staff of Larryville of Lawrence, KS made it to a recent screening at Liberty Hall, and “armed with popcorn and beer” took a reflective journey into the politics of their home state.  We feel that they may have found the heart of the movie, as they conclude:
The character selection in this documentary showed some [...]

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Reaction from Lawrence, KS premiere

The opening night of the movie’s theatrical run in Lawrence, Kansas drew a big crowd and featured Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union and a star of the film, as a guest speaker.  Matt Quinn of Foundation Journal attended, and here is his reaction:
From the opening scene of a train traveling through a [...]

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Tea-Party: The Documentary Film

Tea-Party: The Documentary Film

The “Tea Party” movement has inspired a documentary film by FreedomWorks, an organization which also helped fund the movement.  The premiere was held last night at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, with special guests including Congressman Jim DeMint and others.
The Heritage Foundation reports:
From the opening scenes of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” [...]

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Ronald Reagan - ideologically pure?

Proposed 10-point purity test for Republican candidates

RNC Committeeman Jim Bopp, Jr. has proposed what many are calling a “purity test” for Republican candidates.  In today’s Wall Street Journal, Thomas Frank calls it “a ten-point test that Ronald Reagan would flunk.”
Here is the text of the resolution below, courtesy MSNBC.com. You can read what Ron Paul thinks of it here.  Interestingly, in [...]

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From the mouths of Sarah Palin fans

From the mouths of Sarah Palin fans

Jezebel has posted a popular Youtube video of some interviews with fans lined up for a Sarah Palin book signing in Columbus, Ohio.
For the informed citizen, Palin’s fans are hard to listen to.  Here’s a typical exchange:
FAN:  (presumably in response to “what does Palin mean to you?”) Fairness, realness.
INTERVIEWER: Any policies, I guess, specifically, of [...]

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Thomas Frank vs. Glenn Beck

Thomas Frank vs. Glenn Beck

In the current issue of Playboy – yes, Playboy – Thomas Frank profiles conservative pundit and author Glenn Beck.
It’s natural that Thomas Frank would be drawn to Beck, who is among the leaders of the conservative populist rebellion against the Presidency of Barack Obama.  From our vantage point in Chicago, Beck’s fans remind us of [...]

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FBI was warned about Scott Roeder before he shot Dr. Tiller

FBI was warned about Scott Roeder before he shot Dr. Tiller

From the Associated Press:
More than a month before the shooting of a high-profile abortion doctor, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Kansas City received an anonymous letter warning that the man now charged in the case “would do physical harm” to Dr. George Tiller or any other abortion provider, the agency said.
The story gets strange [...]

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Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: “Nothing’s the Matter with Kansas?”

In last year’s Republican primaries, Mike Huckabee won Kansas, which responded well to his social conservatism and populist rhetoric.
Hundreds of Kansans waited outside Watermark Books in Wichita (which is seen hosting Thomas Frank in our movie) to meet Huckabee and buy signed copies of his most recent book, A Simple Christmas.
“I just wish the rest [...]

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Conservative Party Candidate Douglas Hoffman

New York is becoming more like Kansas

In the election for the 23rd District in upper New York State, Democrat, Bill Owens narrowly defeated Conservative Party candidate, Douglas L. Hoffman.  But that isn’t the real story.
What’s interesting is that the Republican nominee, Dede Scozzafava, a moderate, withdrew from the race under pressure from leading conservative activists like Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty.  [...]

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Operation Rescue: “We’re not dead yet”

Operation Rescue: “We’re not dead yet”

Defiant as ever, Wichita-based Pro-Life activists Operation Rescue proclaim they’ve recovered from its financial crisis earlier this year.  Presumably donations plunged after intense public backlash against the murder of Dr. George Tiller back in May – despite the groups clear repudiation of the accused killer, Scott Roeder.  From their press release:
Recently, the Associated Press, along [...]

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Video:  director Joe Winston on The Interview Show

Video: director Joe Winston on The Interview Show

A few weeks back, Joe had the great pleasure of sitting for a chat with Mark Bazer, the witty and talented host of The Interview Show, a monthly talk show which tapes at the Hideout in Chicago.
As good as the video is, it was much more fun to see the show live. Talkshow + [...]

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