Striking entertainment-industry writers have caused financial devastation to those affiliated in any way with the entertainment industry, from make-up artists and technical crews to the thousands of Los Angeles business people who rely on the film industry for employment, yet one hears no accusations against the writers about “trickle down” economics or “hurting the poor,” the favorite disparaging remarks the Left aims against the Right’s economic activities.p>No one accuses the writers of greed or damaging innocent people in order to get more money — it appears only the Right can be accused of such things. If Macomber is outraged about teachers’ unions joining the New York strikers’ performance, he should come to Los Angeles, where the nurses’ unions have joined in solidarity with the strikers. Perhaps they miss the business the entertainment industry provides — drug overdoses, car crash victims, domestic violence, alcohol problems, etc. At any rate, how ironic that Macomber refers to Danny Glover as being One With the People. This is the same actor who is set to have two movies produced by dictator Hugo Chavez . In time the strike will end, the writers will go home, and the martyred actors will return to the cameras, saved from having to find real jobs in society. Until then, the entertainment value of the strike surpasses anything the writers could create. br> — Caroline Miranda br> North Hollywood, California /p>
I have to say that I’m stunned that this strike continues.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?