• One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners
    https://www.commondreams.org/further/2019/08/16/one-nation-united-hygge-weary-americans-welcome-their-enlightened-new-danish
    Abby Zimet, Further columnist

    Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, the latest shiny object of his cold dark dumb heart's desire, after snickering pols there and in Denmark retorted in no uncertain terms it's “open for business, but not for sale,” and what is this lunatic idiot's problem anyway?

    Still, Twitter had a riotous time with this new diversion from our apocalyptic reality. So many questions, so little time before none of this is even remotely amusing: Will Mexico pay for it? Did Ivanka ask for a Greenland?

    What about helping Flint and Puerto Rico instead? Does he think it's green and ripe for his inevitable golf course?

    Should we rent it first to see if we like it? Maybe see if he can find it on a map before letting him buy it?

    Will he fill it with brown people, sexual assault accusers, Democrats and MSNBC pundits?

    Will our president, that "enormous drooling git," accept this enticing, Nigerian-Prince-flavored offer? "Honored sirs," it read. "I am PRINCE KIELSEN and I am contacting you with exciting opportunity. I recently inherited an island but need a small amount of cash. Send a money order for $600,000,000 to my account and I will give you “Greenland.”

    Tough call, but faithful Twitter was there with advice: "Make sure you get the money up front." Also, "He'll just smother it in gold leaf and try to flip it to Norway," "There goes infrastructure week," and, "Let us know when you will be free to pick up the Internet you have just won."

    The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz was right behind them. After the Danish government reiterated that Greenland is not for sale, he reports, they noted "during the Trump regime pretty much everything in the United States, including its government, has most definitely been for sale.”

    Thus did Denmark then offer to purchase the United States "in its entirety, with the exception of its government." If its bid is accepted, Denmark adds, it has big plans: “We believe that by giving the U.S. an educational system and national health care, it could be transformed from a vast land mass into a great nation.”

    Denmark! Free college tuition, healthcare, child care. Paid vacation and parental leave. Living wage, progressive taxation, the blissful characteristic hygge making all things cozy. "Sold!" proclaimed one eager patriot. "When can we expect delivery?"

    From a weary, battered populace mired in our national nightmare, the grateful consensus burst forth: "Thank God."
    One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners https://www.commondreams.org/further/2019/08/16/one-nation-united-hygge-weary-americans-welcome-their-enlightened-new-danish Abby Zimet, Further columnist Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, the latest shiny object of his cold dark dumb heart's desire, after snickering pols there and in Denmark retorted in no uncertain terms it's “open for business, but not for sale,” and what is this lunatic idiot's problem anyway? Still, Twitter had a riotous time with this new diversion from our apocalyptic reality. So many questions, so little time before none of this is even remotely amusing: Will Mexico pay for it? Did Ivanka ask for a Greenland? What about helping Flint and Puerto Rico instead? Does he think it's green and ripe for his inevitable golf course? Should we rent it first to see if we like it? Maybe see if he can find it on a map before letting him buy it? Will he fill it with brown people, sexual assault accusers, Democrats and MSNBC pundits? Will our president, that "enormous drooling git," accept this enticing, Nigerian-Prince-flavored offer? "Honored sirs," it read. "I am PRINCE KIELSEN and I am contacting you with exciting opportunity. I recently inherited an island but need a small amount of cash. Send a money order for $600,000,000 to my account and I will give you “Greenland.” Tough call, but faithful Twitter was there with advice: "Make sure you get the money up front." Also, "He'll just smother it in gold leaf and try to flip it to Norway," "There goes infrastructure week," and, "Let us know when you will be free to pick up the Internet you have just won." The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz was right behind them. After the Danish government reiterated that Greenland is not for sale, he reports, they noted "during the Trump regime pretty much everything in the United States, including its government, has most definitely been for sale.” Thus did Denmark then offer to purchase the United States "in its entirety, with the exception of its government." If its bid is accepted, Denmark adds, it has big plans: “We believe that by giving the U.S. an educational system and national health care, it could be transformed from a vast land mass into a great nation.” Denmark! Free college tuition, healthcare, child care. Paid vacation and parental leave. Living wage, progressive taxation, the blissful characteristic hygge making all things cozy. "Sold!" proclaimed one eager patriot. "When can we expect delivery?" From a weary, battered populace mired in our national nightmare, the grateful consensus burst forth: "Thank God."
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  • 'We Will Have Her Back': Jewish Constituents Rally Behind Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump Attacks
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/17/we-will-have-her-back-jewish-constituents-rally-behind-rashida-tlaib-amid-trump
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    Dozens of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Jewish constituents rallied in Detroit Friday evening during Shabbat to show solidarity with their congresswoman as she faces attacks from President Donald Trump over her refusal to visit Israel under the Netanyahu government's restrictive conditions.

    Beth Miller, government affairs manager for Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Action, which organized the event, applauded Tlaib's courage and said it is "heartbreaking that Rashida had to spend this evening with us instead of her beloved family."

    "And it's enraging that the Israeli government would hold a member of Congress's family hostage unless she agrees to censor herself," said Miller. "For as long as it's existed, the Israeli government has forced these kinds of heart wrenching and impossible choices on Palestinians. It's time for all of us to insist our elected officials hold Israel accountable."

    Tlaib, who attended the rally Friday night, fought back tears as she thanked her constituents for their support.

    "I can't wait to show my grandmother how I was supported by all of you—it would bring her so much joy," said Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress. "Thank you for hearing me, thank you for seeing me, thank you for loving me. And thank you for allowing me to be not just your congresswoman, but also a granddaughter of a grandmother living under occupation."

    Jewish Voice for Peace ✔ @jvplive
    We are so honored to support this hero for justice. ⁦@RashidaTlaib⁩ #DignityFromDetroitToPalestine
    ⁦@JvpAction⁩
    Embedded video [https://twitter.com/jvplive/status/1162491171752439808]
    5:27 PM - Aug 16, 2019

    The rally came as Trump launched a dehumanizing Twitter attack against Tlaib and her 90-year-old grandmother and accused the Michigan congresswoman of orchestrating a "setup" by refusing to visit Israel.

    The Israeli government, with the enthusiastic support of Trump, initially barred both Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from entering the country. After backlash, Israel decided to grant Tlaib permission to visit her grandmother, but the Michigan Democrat ultimately refused to accept the condition that she refrain from expressing support for boycott activities.

    "Being silent and not condemning the human rights violations of the Israeli government is a disservice to all who live there, including my incredibly strong and loving grandmother," Tlaib said in a statement. "This type of oppression is painful for all humanity, but it is especially painful for me personally every time I hear my loving family members cry out for the freedom to live and the right to feel human."

    Tlaib's Jewish constituents on Friday vowed to continue supporting their congresswoman as she speaks out against the oppression of Palestinians.

    reutweeted @telushk
    Not bad for a few hours notice. A pleasure to share Shabbat dinner in the park with Congresswoman Tlaib. From Detroit to Palestine, she has our love and support! ✊🏽✌🏽
    6:41 PM - Aug 16, 2019

    "We know what Rashida's values are, because she has served our community so well for years—during her three terms in the Michigan legislature and now in Congress," said JVP supporter Barbara Harvey. "This community remembers her love for all of us and her passionate commitment to us and to justice for all. We will have her back as long as she is willing to serve."
    'We Will Have Her Back': Jewish Constituents Rally Behind Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump Attacks https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/17/we-will-have-her-back-jewish-constituents-rally-behind-rashida-tlaib-amid-trump Jake Johnson, staff writer Dozens of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Jewish constituents rallied in Detroit Friday evening during Shabbat to show solidarity with their congresswoman as she faces attacks from President Donald Trump over her refusal to visit Israel under the Netanyahu government's restrictive conditions. Beth Miller, government affairs manager for Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Action, which organized the event, applauded Tlaib's courage and said it is "heartbreaking that Rashida had to spend this evening with us instead of her beloved family." "And it's enraging that the Israeli government would hold a member of Congress's family hostage unless she agrees to censor herself," said Miller. "For as long as it's existed, the Israeli government has forced these kinds of heart wrenching and impossible choices on Palestinians. It's time for all of us to insist our elected officials hold Israel accountable." Tlaib, who attended the rally Friday night, fought back tears as she thanked her constituents for their support. "I can't wait to show my grandmother how I was supported by all of you—it would bring her so much joy," said Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress. "Thank you for hearing me, thank you for seeing me, thank you for loving me. And thank you for allowing me to be not just your congresswoman, but also a granddaughter of a grandmother living under occupation." Jewish Voice for Peace ✔ @jvplive We are so honored to support this hero for justice. ⁦@RashidaTlaib⁩ #DignityFromDetroitToPalestine ⁦@JvpAction⁩ Embedded video [https://twitter.com/jvplive/status/1162491171752439808] 5:27 PM - Aug 16, 2019 The rally came as Trump launched a dehumanizing Twitter attack against Tlaib and her 90-year-old grandmother and accused the Michigan congresswoman of orchestrating a "setup" by refusing to visit Israel. The Israeli government, with the enthusiastic support of Trump, initially barred both Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from entering the country. After backlash, Israel decided to grant Tlaib permission to visit her grandmother, but the Michigan Democrat ultimately refused to accept the condition that she refrain from expressing support for boycott activities. "Being silent and not condemning the human rights violations of the Israeli government is a disservice to all who live there, including my incredibly strong and loving grandmother," Tlaib said in a statement. "This type of oppression is painful for all humanity, but it is especially painful for me personally every time I hear my loving family members cry out for the freedom to live and the right to feel human." Tlaib's Jewish constituents on Friday vowed to continue supporting their congresswoman as she speaks out against the oppression of Palestinians. reutweeted @telushk Not bad for a few hours notice. A pleasure to share Shabbat dinner in the park with Congresswoman Tlaib. From Detroit to Palestine, she has our love and support! ✊🏽✌🏽 6:41 PM - Aug 16, 2019 "We know what Rashida's values are, because she has served our community so well for years—during her three terms in the Michigan legislature and now in Congress," said JVP supporter Barbara Harvey. "This community remembers her love for all of us and her passionate commitment to us and to justice for all. We will have her back as long as she is willing to serve."
    'We Will Have Her Back': Jewish Constituents Rally Behind Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump Attacks
    "I can't wait to show my grandmother how I was supported by all of you—it would bring her so much joy," said Tlaib, who attended a rally organized by Jewish activists Friday night
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  • How is it possible for a MAN to have a statue created honoring WOMEN? Has the population lost their minds?
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/for-statues-honoring-women-ny-first-lady-nixes-vote-winner-st-frances-chooses-drag-queens
    How is it possible for a MAN to have a statue created honoring WOMEN? Has the population lost their minds? https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/for-statues-honoring-women-ny-first-lady-nixes-vote-winner-st-frances-chooses-drag-queens
    For statues honoring women, NY first lady nixes vote-winner St. Frances, chooses drag queens
    The 'She Built NYC' program was meant to honor women with more statues depicting females. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini got the most votes, but First Lady Chirlane McCray wanted drag queens instead.
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  • Q&A: 'Machine Gun Preacher' star Gerard Butler doesn't want to kick your ass

    By BY MATT PAIS
    REDEYE MOVIE CRITIC |
    SEP 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

    Q&A: 'Machine Gun Preacher' star Gerard Butler doesn't want to kick your ass

    "I'm actually not as intimidating as I look." (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye)
    "Machine Gun Preacher" star Gerard Butler won't name specific movies, but he recognizes that he's made some stinkers.

    "There without a doubt have been movies that I've watched and went, 'What a waste of time that was,'" says the Scottish actor, 41, who may or may not have been referring to "The Ugly Truth," "The Bounty Hunter," "Law Abiding Citizen," "P.S. I Love You" and others. "I can say that now and maybe kind of smile about it, but I gotta tell you, when that happens it's really depressing because it's months out of your life."

    Clearly Butler (who doesn't mind being called Gerry) had no qualms about diving into "Machine Gun Preacher," opening Sept. 30. In the film Butler plays Sam Childers, a real-life Pennsylvania activist who transformed from a violent, dangerous drug dealer into a religious, self-described freedom fighter. He built an orphanage in Sudan and took down murderous Sudanese rebels by any means necessary. Yes, that means through violence.

    Butler worked with a dialect coach, bikers, contractors and plumbers to nail all facets of Sam's life. He frequently referred to a book featuring photos of mutilated African children in order to bring himself to the necessary emotional place for the role. Of course, Butler already owns a Harley, so it's not as if becoming a leather-clad bad boy was that much of a stretch.

    At the Four Seasons Hotel, the primarily L.A.-based actor—who swore off alcohol a long time ago, by the way, but indulged me in a chocolate milk chugging contest you can watch above—talked about fake mustaches, public urination and a fan who wanted a swift kick to the chest.

    Can you sense a movie you're making is going to be bad at the time or only after you see it?

    Both. Normally you can tell. There was a movie that I did that I didn't like and I knew from the first take. And I was relatively inexperienced at that point and I was just so excited that I got the role and I only assumed that the movie was going to be great. I was very naïve. And literally from the first "Action!," a few people in the scene we all started talking and I went, "Oh God, this is going to be crap."

    Can you give me one title that made you feel that way?

    No.

    First letter?

    No.

    Rhymes with?

    [Laughs.] Rhymes with "no."

    For "Machine Gun Preacher," was there any point at which you tried to grow a mustache like Sam's?

    [Laughs.] No, we talked about it. We talked about it quite a lot, and actually I did grow out a beard and mustache but you know what, it's a little too much of a gamble. For instance, in "300" it worked great. We all said, "We're going to stick with this ridiculously long beard," and that worked because it was more stylized. It seemed after the conversation it's a little too much to ask people to take. A lot of people would find it fine; we're already going on a heavy enough-journey without this big mustache. It also looks great on Sam, but it didn't look so good on me.

    You don't think so?

    No, I know so.

    It would take me six years to grow it like him.

    There's the other thing. It would have had to have been a false mustache; I could never get to that length. "Really, I'm going to spend a whole movie with this big false mustache?" When it's not in truth important enough to the story, and it's just taking a kind of gamble that wasn't really necessary.

    What was the hardest part of this role, and what went through your head the first time you touched down in Africa?

    The hardest part of the role without a doubt was dealing with the tragedy of Sam's life. Other people in most movies, perhaps in your more dramatic moments life got a little depressing, you struggled with love or something. His journey is so intense that his downs were downs that most people will never experience—the intensities of drug addiction and acting out on that addiction almost to the point of death and extreme violence. Then basically a mental breakdown, witnessing the horrors that he witnessed. That extreme, extreme emotion and physical destruction, having to go to those places was intense. But touching down in Africa was surely exciting for me 'cause I knew this whole movie was a great adventure. Much as it took a lot out of me, it also gave me so much.

    Did you ever doubt that you could do it?

    I always doubt myself. I swing between thinking, "I'm going to knock this out of the ballpark" to, "This is gonna suck so bad." Even "300," there'd be times that I was going, "OK, this is amazing" to other times when I was thinking, "This is so ridiculous, I can't believe we're standing here looking at nothing, talking nonsense." And I definitely had that with this. "Am I pulling it off? Am I pulling off the accent? Am I pulling off the character? Is it too melodramatic? Am I representing this man well?" So definitely you get that a lot.

    How do you think Sam's badassness compares to your badassness?

    I think he is truly a badass. I think I'm a little puppy Labrador compared to him.

    You've played a lot of masculine characters. What do you think people expect out of you when they meet you?

    It's interesting you say that because I've tried to get past thinking about that because it never really leads you anywhere good when you think people have expectations of you. I try to be decent with people. My feeling is generally most people appreciate that, that you can stay grounded and warm and friendly towards 'em. But I have no doubt that sometimes people go, almost, "He's real, he's normal. What a disappointment."

    Do you recall something someone said on the street, when they were trying to bring a character out of you?

    Oh, all the time. I constantly have people asking me to quote lines from movies, especially "300" of course. Or give 'em one of those kicks. Literally somebody asked me recently to kick him in the chest as hard as I could. They were like, "Go!" I'm like, "Are you kidding me?" "Kick me! Kick me!"

    "I won't be angry, it's OK."

    I'm thinking this is funny and I went, "[Laughs] No," and [he said], "Go! Kick me!" And I'm like, "This is so stupid. No, I'm not going to do it." So I hit him in the head with a baseball bat, and then we were fine.

    What's something you think reflects a softer side of you that might surprise people? Sam talked about how much he loves cologne.
    Maybe I'm a bit of a crybaby. I'm the kind of person that I can I have a little tear in my eye when I watch movies. Sometimes even just somebody tells me a story and if it's powerful I'll tear up.

    What's a movie that made you cry? Disney stuff?

    What would be a movie that made me cry? Oh my God, a lot of my movies made me cry. "Life is Beautiful." That made me cry. It also made me laugh. You can't beat a movie that makes you laugh and cry at the same time.

    How upset were you when you heard about Gerard Depardieu's public urination incident and the careless way he's dishonoring the name Gerard?

    [Laughs.] It didn't cross my mind. I'm all for public urination. You should be able to relieve yourself whenever you feel like it.

    This is from personal experience?

    Absolutely. I just did it earlier on today. Out on the street. Just close to the hotel.

    Plus:

    On Chicago: "I think this city's great. It has all this great architecture and it's a big city but it doesn't feel like a big city. It feels very small town. Really good people. I love walking about this city. It's got a good energy about it … I made a bit of a movie here. I had a girlfriend from here; I came visiting with her. I've been in and out a few times."

    On picking roles: "I have always had this feeling to keep it open and see where it leads me and never get stuck into one genre. I remember when I took on 'Phantom' Andrew Lloyd Webber said to me, 'This is going to change your life, and it's going to change the path of your career.' And inside I was thinking, 'No, it's not. I'm still going to keep doing what I'm doing which is everything I can.'

    Perhaps ['Machine Gun Preacher'] will lead to slightly more dramatic roles, but that was where I was going anyway. But I don't ever want to stop doing comedies or whatever. I want to keep changing it up."
    A role he wouldn't want: "I wouldn't want to jump in on a number 5 or a number 6 of any movie. I think it's more fun to create roles than jumping in on the sequel of something."

    On his iPod: "Oh my God. Sigur Ros is one of my favorites. Mogwai. Windy and Carl. I love kind of weird music. I love a bit of Radiohead. Massive Attack. LCD Soundsystem."

    Watch Matt on "You & Me This Morning," Fridays at 7 a.m. on WCIU, the U

    mpais@tribune.com

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/redeye-qa-gerard-butler-of-machine-gun-preacher-20110922-story.html
    Q&A: 'Machine Gun Preacher' star Gerard Butler doesn't want to kick your ass By BY MATT PAIS REDEYE MOVIE CRITIC | SEP 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM Q&A: 'Machine Gun Preacher' star Gerard Butler doesn't want to kick your ass "I'm actually not as intimidating as I look." (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye) "Machine Gun Preacher" star Gerard Butler won't name specific movies, but he recognizes that he's made some stinkers. "There without a doubt have been movies that I've watched and went, 'What a waste of time that was,'" says the Scottish actor, 41, who may or may not have been referring to "The Ugly Truth," "The Bounty Hunter," "Law Abiding Citizen," "P.S. I Love You" and others. "I can say that now and maybe kind of smile about it, but I gotta tell you, when that happens it's really depressing because it's months out of your life." Clearly Butler (who doesn't mind being called Gerry) had no qualms about diving into "Machine Gun Preacher," opening Sept. 30. In the film Butler plays Sam Childers, a real-life Pennsylvania activist who transformed from a violent, dangerous drug dealer into a religious, self-described freedom fighter. He built an orphanage in Sudan and took down murderous Sudanese rebels by any means necessary. Yes, that means through violence. Butler worked with a dialect coach, bikers, contractors and plumbers to nail all facets of Sam's life. He frequently referred to a book featuring photos of mutilated African children in order to bring himself to the necessary emotional place for the role. Of course, Butler already owns a Harley, so it's not as if becoming a leather-clad bad boy was that much of a stretch. At the Four Seasons Hotel, the primarily L.A.-based actor—who swore off alcohol a long time ago, by the way, but indulged me in a chocolate milk chugging contest you can watch above—talked about fake mustaches, public urination and a fan who wanted a swift kick to the chest. Can you sense a movie you're making is going to be bad at the time or only after you see it? Both. Normally you can tell. There was a movie that I did that I didn't like and I knew from the first take. And I was relatively inexperienced at that point and I was just so excited that I got the role and I only assumed that the movie was going to be great. I was very naïve. And literally from the first "Action!," a few people in the scene we all started talking and I went, "Oh God, this is going to be crap." Can you give me one title that made you feel that way? No. First letter? No. Rhymes with? [Laughs.] Rhymes with "no." For "Machine Gun Preacher," was there any point at which you tried to grow a mustache like Sam's? [Laughs.] No, we talked about it. We talked about it quite a lot, and actually I did grow out a beard and mustache but you know what, it's a little too much of a gamble. For instance, in "300" it worked great. We all said, "We're going to stick with this ridiculously long beard," and that worked because it was more stylized. It seemed after the conversation it's a little too much to ask people to take. A lot of people would find it fine; we're already going on a heavy enough-journey without this big mustache. It also looks great on Sam, but it didn't look so good on me. You don't think so? No, I know so. It would take me six years to grow it like him. There's the other thing. It would have had to have been a false mustache; I could never get to that length. "Really, I'm going to spend a whole movie with this big false mustache?" When it's not in truth important enough to the story, and it's just taking a kind of gamble that wasn't really necessary. What was the hardest part of this role, and what went through your head the first time you touched down in Africa? The hardest part of the role without a doubt was dealing with the tragedy of Sam's life. Other people in most movies, perhaps in your more dramatic moments life got a little depressing, you struggled with love or something. His journey is so intense that his downs were downs that most people will never experience—the intensities of drug addiction and acting out on that addiction almost to the point of death and extreme violence. Then basically a mental breakdown, witnessing the horrors that he witnessed. That extreme, extreme emotion and physical destruction, having to go to those places was intense. But touching down in Africa was surely exciting for me 'cause I knew this whole movie was a great adventure. Much as it took a lot out of me, it also gave me so much. Did you ever doubt that you could do it? I always doubt myself. I swing between thinking, "I'm going to knock this out of the ballpark" to, "This is gonna suck so bad." Even "300," there'd be times that I was going, "OK, this is amazing" to other times when I was thinking, "This is so ridiculous, I can't believe we're standing here looking at nothing, talking nonsense." And I definitely had that with this. "Am I pulling it off? Am I pulling off the accent? Am I pulling off the character? Is it too melodramatic? Am I representing this man well?" So definitely you get that a lot. How do you think Sam's badassness compares to your badassness? I think he is truly a badass. I think I'm a little puppy Labrador compared to him. You've played a lot of masculine characters. What do you think people expect out of you when they meet you? It's interesting you say that because I've tried to get past thinking about that because it never really leads you anywhere good when you think people have expectations of you. I try to be decent with people. My feeling is generally most people appreciate that, that you can stay grounded and warm and friendly towards 'em. But I have no doubt that sometimes people go, almost, "He's real, he's normal. What a disappointment." Do you recall something someone said on the street, when they were trying to bring a character out of you? Oh, all the time. I constantly have people asking me to quote lines from movies, especially "300" of course. Or give 'em one of those kicks. Literally somebody asked me recently to kick him in the chest as hard as I could. They were like, "Go!" I'm like, "Are you kidding me?" "Kick me! Kick me!" "I won't be angry, it's OK." I'm thinking this is funny and I went, "[Laughs] No," and [he said], "Go! Kick me!" And I'm like, "This is so stupid. No, I'm not going to do it." So I hit him in the head with a baseball bat, and then we were fine. What's something you think reflects a softer side of you that might surprise people? Sam talked about how much he loves cologne. Maybe I'm a bit of a crybaby. I'm the kind of person that I can I have a little tear in my eye when I watch movies. Sometimes even just somebody tells me a story and if it's powerful I'll tear up. What's a movie that made you cry? Disney stuff? What would be a movie that made me cry? Oh my God, a lot of my movies made me cry. "Life is Beautiful." That made me cry. It also made me laugh. You can't beat a movie that makes you laugh and cry at the same time. How upset were you when you heard about Gerard Depardieu's public urination incident and the careless way he's dishonoring the name Gerard? [Laughs.] It didn't cross my mind. I'm all for public urination. You should be able to relieve yourself whenever you feel like it. This is from personal experience? Absolutely. I just did it earlier on today. Out on the street. Just close to the hotel. Plus: On Chicago: "I think this city's great. It has all this great architecture and it's a big city but it doesn't feel like a big city. It feels very small town. Really good people. I love walking about this city. It's got a good energy about it … I made a bit of a movie here. I had a girlfriend from here; I came visiting with her. I've been in and out a few times." On picking roles: "I have always had this feeling to keep it open and see where it leads me and never get stuck into one genre. I remember when I took on 'Phantom' Andrew Lloyd Webber said to me, 'This is going to change your life, and it's going to change the path of your career.' And inside I was thinking, 'No, it's not. I'm still going to keep doing what I'm doing which is everything I can.' Perhaps ['Machine Gun Preacher'] will lead to slightly more dramatic roles, but that was where I was going anyway. But I don't ever want to stop doing comedies or whatever. I want to keep changing it up." A role he wouldn't want: "I wouldn't want to jump in on a number 5 or a number 6 of any movie. I think it's more fun to create roles than jumping in on the sequel of something." On his iPod: "Oh my God. Sigur Ros is one of my favorites. Mogwai. Windy and Carl. I love kind of weird music. I love a bit of Radiohead. Massive Attack. LCD Soundsystem." Watch Matt on "You & Me This Morning," Fridays at 7 a.m. on WCIU, the U mpais@tribune.com https://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/redeye-qa-gerard-butler-of-machine-gun-preacher-20110922-story.html
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    TODAY NIGHT EXPRESSOR VIDEO OF ISLAM DRECK I TURNED TO TURKES WITH BABY CROPPED TO CUT THE HEAD MISSION NEW WORLD ORDER INVOLVEMENT MERCURY MACRON JEWS MOSSAD AND ISLAM TURKEY ERDOGAN THERE WILL BE SPREADING VIDEOS ALL THAT WERE FINANCED AND POSED BY THE BANK ROTHSCHILD THE SATANIC ISLAM OF THE VAMPIRE ROTHSCHILD BRINGING THE TASK AGAINST ME FOR BECAUSE I DO NOT TAKE THE CHRISTIANITY SHOULD THEN BE FINALLY TAKEN INTO THE DRECK ISLAM IS THE GREAT DRUG ON THE WORLD IN THE UNIVERSE YOU ARE THE CHAIN DOG OF THE JEWS AN UNDERAGING DOGS FASCISM IN MY EYES MÜLL STICK ABARTIGE NAZIS THE WHOLE NEW WORLD ORDER IS FROM NAZI DRECK
    LIKE GOD YOU BURN IN EVERY ETERNITY THAT THE ELITES ARE STINKING DRECK PS: JOE BIDEN PRESENT THE WHOLE A WORLD DARK HAS GIVEN HONOR

    DEUTSCHLAND
    ESSEN NRW STEELE BERGMANNS FELD
    SONDER BERICHT !
    AUFTRAG ROTHSCHILD !
    HEUTE NACHT ERPRESSER VIDEO VON ISLAM DRECK ICH NEHME AN TÜRKEN MIT BABY GEDREHT WORDEN UM MIR DEN KOPF ABSCHNEIDEN ZU LASSEN AUFTRAG NEUE WELT ORDNUNG BETEILIGUNG MERKEL MACRON JUDEN MOSSAD UND ISLAM TÜRKEI ERDOGAN ES WERDEN VIDEOS VERBREITET DIE ALLE DURCH DIE BANK ROTHSCHILD FINANZIERT WURDEN UND GESTELLT SIND DER SATANISCHE ISLAM DER VAMPIR ROTHSCHILD HOLEN ZUM SCHLAG GEGEN MICH AUS WEIL ICH MICH NICHT BEUGE DAS CHRISTENTUM SOLL DAMIT ENDGÜLTIG IN DEN DRECK GEZOGEN WERDEN ISLAM IST DER GRÖẞTE DRECK AUF DER WELT IM UNIVERSUM SIE SIND DER KETTEN HUND DER JUDEN EIN UNTERWÜRFIGE HUNDE FASCHISMUS IN MEINEN AUGEN MÜLL DRECK ABARTIGE NAZIS DIE GANZE NEUE WELT ORDNUNG BESTEHT AUS NAZI DRECK
    MÖGE GOTT SIE BRENNEN LASSEN IN ALLE EWIGKEIT DEN DIE ELITEN SIND STINKENDER DRECK PS : JOE BIDEN ANWESEND DER GANZE EINE WELT DRECK HAT SICH DIE EHRE GEGEBEN
    GERMANY EATING NRW STEELE BERGMANN'S FIELD SPECIAL REPORT! ORDER ROTHSCHILD! TODAY NIGHT EXPRESSOR VIDEO OF ISLAM DRECK I TURNED TO TURKES WITH BABY CROPPED TO CUT THE HEAD MISSION NEW WORLD ORDER INVOLVEMENT MERCURY MACRON JEWS MOSSAD AND ISLAM TURKEY ERDOGAN THERE WILL BE SPREADING VIDEOS ALL THAT WERE FINANCED AND POSED BY THE BANK ROTHSCHILD THE SATANIC ISLAM OF THE VAMPIRE ROTHSCHILD BRINGING THE TASK AGAINST ME FOR BECAUSE I DO NOT TAKE THE CHRISTIANITY SHOULD THEN BE FINALLY TAKEN INTO THE DRECK ISLAM IS THE GREAT DRUG ON THE WORLD IN THE UNIVERSE YOU ARE THE CHAIN DOG OF THE JEWS AN UNDERAGING DOGS FASCISM IN MY EYES MÜLL STICK ABARTIGE NAZIS THE WHOLE NEW WORLD ORDER IS FROM NAZI DRECK LIKE GOD YOU BURN IN EVERY ETERNITY THAT THE ELITES ARE STINKING DRECK PS: JOE BIDEN PRESENT THE WHOLE A WORLD DARK HAS GIVEN HONOR DEUTSCHLAND ESSEN NRW STEELE BERGMANNS FELD SONDER BERICHT ! AUFTRAG ROTHSCHILD ! HEUTE NACHT ERPRESSER VIDEO VON ISLAM DRECK ICH NEHME AN TÜRKEN MIT BABY GEDREHT WORDEN UM MIR DEN KOPF ABSCHNEIDEN ZU LASSEN AUFTRAG NEUE WELT ORDNUNG BETEILIGUNG MERKEL MACRON JUDEN MOSSAD UND ISLAM TÜRKEI ERDOGAN ES WERDEN VIDEOS VERBREITET DIE ALLE DURCH DIE BANK ROTHSCHILD FINANZIERT WURDEN UND GESTELLT SIND DER SATANISCHE ISLAM DER VAMPIR ROTHSCHILD HOLEN ZUM SCHLAG GEGEN MICH AUS WEIL ICH MICH NICHT BEUGE DAS CHRISTENTUM SOLL DAMIT ENDGÜLTIG IN DEN DRECK GEZOGEN WERDEN ISLAM IST DER GRÖẞTE DRECK AUF DER WELT IM UNIVERSUM SIE SIND DER KETTEN HUND DER JUDEN EIN UNTERWÜRFIGE HUNDE FASCHISMUS IN MEINEN AUGEN MÜLL DRECK ABARTIGE NAZIS DIE GANZE NEUE WELT ORDNUNG BESTEHT AUS NAZI DRECK MÖGE GOTT SIE BRENNEN LASSEN IN ALLE EWIGKEIT DEN DIE ELITEN SIND STINKENDER DRECK PS : JOE BIDEN ANWESEND DER GANZE EINE WELT DRECK HAT SICH DIE EHRE GEGEBEN
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  • "Being old used to accord you respect in society. This was because old people took care of grandkids and passed their possessions onto their children. They spent their waning golden years being productive and honored members of the community who could even be relied on to give sage advice accumulated over a lifetime of learning and work.

    Boomers, on the other hand, are coddled old brats who never got the pummeling they so richly deserved from the cops, their parents or right-wing death squads.

    Their comeuppance is nigh." - Roy Batty

    https://dstormer6em3i4km.onion.link/based-millennial-pick-up-truck-nationalist-btfos-boomer-hippy/
    "Being old used to accord you respect in society. This was because old people took care of grandkids and passed their possessions onto their children. They spent their waning golden years being productive and honored members of the community who could even be relied on to give sage advice accumulated over a lifetime of learning and work. Boomers, on the other hand, are coddled old brats who never got the pummeling they so richly deserved from the cops, their parents or right-wing death squads. Their comeuppance is nigh." - Roy Batty https://dstormer6em3i4km.onion.link/based-millennial-pick-up-truck-nationalist-btfos-boomer-hippy/
    Based Millennial Pick-Up Truck Nationalist BTFOs Boomer Hippy
    Roy Batty Daily Stormer August 6, 2019 Things, they are a-changing in America. https://www.y...
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  • Daily in Christ by Neil T. Anderson, 2019-08-06
    GOD-SENT CHRISTIANS
    “You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body”
    (1 Corinthians 6:20)

    If I were asked to determine the spiritual vitality of any religious group using only one criterion, I would evaluate its representative leaders. Are they a group of individuals vying for power, arming themselves with arguments to defend their position and exert their will? Or are they servant leaders knit together by the Holy Spirit who are collectively trying to discern God's will?

    Similarly, if I wanted to determine the spiritual vitality of an individual using only one criterion, I would evaluate whether the person desires to live according to the will of God, or if he desires to do his own thing The prayer of a vital, growing Christian is, "Make me know Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths" (Psalm 25:4).

    Once our will is bent in the right direction, Jesus raises the additional question of motive: "He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.” (John 7:18). The person who is true glorifies the one who sent him.

    This is perfectly modelled in the Godhead. Notice first the example of Jesus: "Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.” (John 8:42). The Holy Spirit acts in the same way. In John 16:13, 14, Jesus said, "He [the Spirit] will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak . . . He shall glorify Me."

    I can take this one step further. Are you ready for this? Jesus said, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." (John 20:21) Granted, that was said to the apostles, but we are all under the Great Commission. Do you want to be true? Then glorify the One who sent you! People who know they are God-sent and are committed to live like that, glorify God. Self-sent people seek their own glory.

    Prayer: Today, Lord, I purpose to reflect my appointment as Your sent-one by glorifying You instead of myself.

    Daily in Christ by Neil T. Anderson, 2019-08-06 GOD-SENT CHRISTIANS “You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20) If I were asked to determine the spiritual vitality of any religious group using only one criterion, I would evaluate its representative leaders. Are they a group of individuals vying for power, arming themselves with arguments to defend their position and exert their will? Or are they servant leaders knit together by the Holy Spirit who are collectively trying to discern God's will? Similarly, if I wanted to determine the spiritual vitality of an individual using only one criterion, I would evaluate whether the person desires to live according to the will of God, or if he desires to do his own thing The prayer of a vital, growing Christian is, "Make me know Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths" (Psalm 25:4). Once our will is bent in the right direction, Jesus raises the additional question of motive: "He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.” (John 7:18). The person who is true glorifies the one who sent him. This is perfectly modelled in the Godhead. Notice first the example of Jesus: "Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.” (John 8:42). The Holy Spirit acts in the same way. In John 16:13, 14, Jesus said, "He [the Spirit] will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak . . . He shall glorify Me." I can take this one step further. Are you ready for this? Jesus said, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." (John 20:21) Granted, that was said to the apostles, but we are all under the Great Commission. Do you want to be true? Then glorify the One who sent you! People who know they are God-sent and are committed to live like that, glorify God. Self-sent people seek their own glory. Prayer: Today, Lord, I purpose to reflect my appointment as Your sent-one by glorifying You instead of myself.
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  • Kind words from brother Wayne MacKinnon - Gone without understanding, last breath heard and it's over. I can't say this will be my last post for a while, but maybe the last of meaning, love you all! Certainly, in the most difficult moments of life you realize who are real friends or people who really appreciate you. Unfortunately, some friends will click on "I like" but in reality they don't take time to read your status if they see it's long. I decided to post this message to a very special person for me who fought to the end with firmness and energy. Who taught us to live every day as if it were the best day! Who filled the world with a beautiful smile and a sweet spirit. Now I look at those who will have time to read this post until the end (I think I'll guess the first 5). Cancer is very invasive and destructive to our body, even after the end of treatment, your body always fights with yourself trying to rebuild all damage caused by radiation. It's a very long process. (100 % true) Please, in honor of a family member or friend who died, or still fights against cancer, or even had cancer but it is healed; copy and paste (not share) in your page . So I'll know who read my status, please write "done" in the comments.
    Kind words from brother Wayne MacKinnon - Gone without understanding, last breath heard and it's over. I can't say this will be my last post for a while, but maybe the last of meaning, love you all! Certainly, in the most difficult moments of life you realize who are real friends or people who really appreciate you. Unfortunately, some friends will click on "I like" but in reality they don't take time to read your status if they see it's long. I decided to post this message to a very special person for me who fought to the end with firmness and energy. Who taught us to live every day as if it were the best day! Who filled the world with a beautiful smile and a sweet spirit. Now I look at those who will have time to read this post until the end (I think I'll guess the first 5). Cancer is very invasive and destructive to our body, even after the end of treatment, your body always fights with yourself trying to rebuild all damage caused by radiation. It's a very long process. (100 % true) Please, in honor of a family member or friend who died, or still fights against cancer, or even had cancer but it is healed; copy and paste (not share) in your page . So I'll know who read my status, please write "done" in the comments.
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  • "Honour Killing" is an oxymoron!!
    https://gellerreport.com/2019/07/honor-murdering-muslim-returns-2uk-2ndwife.html/
    "Honour Killing" is an oxymoron!! https://gellerreport.com/2019/07/honor-murdering-muslim-returns-2uk-2ndwife.html/
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