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Dems prying into Sen. Scott Brown’s health insurance records

Will the civility police denounce Democrats for “prying into his family’s private health insurance record“:

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — an upstart Blue State Republican in the cross hairs of national Democrats — is lashing out at the party’s opposition researchers, accusing them of prying into his family’s private health insurance records, and demanding that they stop fighting dirty.

“It seems in bad form. Obviously, when it comes to information about my wife and daughters, it crosses the line. I find it offensive and so do they,” Brown told the Herald yesterday.

Now, to be sure, from time to time, Republican do play dirty tricks, but more often than not, it is Democrats — and their allies among liberal interest groups– who engage in the “politics of personal destruction.”

It seems that the guiding principle of today’s Democratic Party is retaining power at all costs — and to destroy any Republican who threatens that power.

(H/t:  Instapundit.)

On naming a West Hollywood Street for Elizabeth Taylor

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:27 pm - April 1, 2011.
Filed under: Divas,HIV/AIDS,LA Stories,Movies/Film & TV,Strong Women

Since Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed last week, many people have blogged on that lady’s class, compassion and stardom.  Roger Simon explored what how a young (heterosexual) male moviegoer experienced this beauty in his blog at Pajamas while Camille Paglia examined her sex appeal and screen presence over at Salon.

This past weekend, I watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof again, apprecaiting it more the second time, better able to see the movie as a different story from the play on which it is based.  In the film, screenwriters transformed the gay subtext to make it more palatable to a general audience.  This allowed them to bring out her sex appeal.  And did she sizzle, especially set against the bitterness of Paul Newman‘s Brick.  We really believe that Maggie the Cat is alive.  And we root for her to win back her husband.

Had the screen Brick been a closet homosexual, her sex appeal would have been wasted.  When he first saw it, his teenage heterosexual hormones raging, Simon “suffered shortness of breath.”  And, watching it this weekend, this gay guy can get what that straight man — or any other — would want to have some, well, private time with Taylor’s Maggie.

She just looked so good in Metrocolor.  Kudos to the set design team of Henry Grace and Robert Priestley and art directors William A. Horning and Urie McCleary for creating backgrounds which allowed her to stand out in every scene.

In the LA Weekly, Patrick Range McDonald reports,  “West Hollywood residents have been calling and writing City Hall” asking the city to name a street after this classy lady.  (more…)

Well, it’s not quite “Morning in America”

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:15 pm - April 1, 2011.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election

(H/t: CampaignSpot)