“Unlikely” Support for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Leon Panetta, 9/11 Families Join Chorus of Support for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ | The Wrap Awards.

The link above is an article written by Steve Pond, one of the best columnists at The Wrap (in my eyes). He’s an insightful, accurate, writer who gets his facts (and his spelling) correct 100% of the time.

Kathryn Bigelow is on the cover of Time Magazine, February, 2013.

Kathryn Bigelow is on the cover of Time Magazine, February, 2013.

On Wednesday I came home to find Netflix had delivered Act of Valor to my mailbox. This film came out in 2012 and used actual Navy SEALs in the cast. I really enjoyed this film and when I went to “grade” it at Netflix, I noticed it received a lot of good reviews from people (many from active military) who said it was one of the most accurate and realistic depictions of what faces today’s military.

Zero Dark Thirty is on that same level. Unless you’re prepared to walk in the shoes of the men who face the kind of danger the SEALs face, you shouldn’t be opening your mouth condemning anything they do … repeat … anything they do. Perhaps that’s why you don’t have one, not one single retired military person coming forward to condemn Zero Dark Thirty.

That could be why Martin Sheen spoke up and told the New York Times that he was incorrectly listed alongside David Clennon and Ed Asner has a critic of the film.

I published a post on Jan. 16 about David Clennon using his AMPAS power and his mouth to boycott Zero Dark Thirty. I’m asking you, now, the reader, to judge for yourself. Go see the film. Not that you can vote, but at least you’ll have all the facts. Perhaps you have a son or daughter, brother or sister, friend or neighbor, or husband or wife serving in the military.

I bet you remember where you were on 9/11. I sure do. I remember feeling helpless afterward. I also remember where I was when President Barack Obama stood at the podium and said that OBL had been killed. I no longer felt so helpless. I felt proud.

Violence Against Women – When Will It End?

Violence Against Women in 2012 – When Will It End? | The Wrap Media.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

This Blog is about Quality Cable TV for Baby Boomers. I’ve tried really hard to keep it on course and I think I’ve done a good job. Today when I signed into my email at my day job, WordPress had a bells and whistles email for me which was my “annual report” and I have to say for only being active since September, I was pretty impressed to have 319 hits on one particular day.

That particular day/topic was the piece I wrote about Nancy Lanza being the Key to the violence at Newtown, CT – not a piece I wrote about Quality TV for Baby Boomers.

However, I am glad how things are progressing so I hope you bear with me when I find myself interjecting things into my blog which I Feel Are Really Important in My Little Corner of the World.

I became more than vocal about the violence against women this year because Milwaukee and the surrounding communities really had more than their share of it. The Avana Day Spa mass shooting, a savage stabbing at MATC and the Jennifer Sebena shooting over Christmas.

So I invite you to hit the link and read the short but very informative article from Sharon Waxman. Ladies, you’ll be horrified and informed in one fell swoop.