The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has had to enforce a ban on children under the age of 6 being admitted to R-rated films beginning after 6PM, since increasing numbers of parents are towing them along to watch all their ultra-violent, F-bomb laden favourites.
Yet, this isn’t apparently for the benefit of those children, but entirely for the adults who are sick and tired of all the incoherent screaming happening during their screenings of American Sniper or Kingsman: Secret Service. As Drafthouse owner Tim League told The Hollywood Reporter; “We tried to determine at what age a kid can behave themselves and not blurt out the first thing in their heads.”
Daily Archives: March 19, 2016
If that’s the standard, I’d like to see all movie goers under 60 banned, and every Manhattan resident of any age
Trump protesters were blocking vehicles leading into Fountain Hills in advance of Donald Trump’s campaign stop Saturday morning.
The protesters parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners reading “Dump Trump” and “Must Stop Trump,” and chanting “Trump is hate.” Traffic was backed up for miles, with drivers honking in fury.
Following the downtown event, Trump will hold a rally Saturday at 11 a.m. at a park in Fountain Hills, the hometown of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The lawman is a Trump ally known for immigration crackdowns that made him politically popular, but they were eventually barred by the courts.
Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates who have opposed the sheriff’s tactics plan to line up outside the Trump event. They will be joined by members of a union that represents hotel workers and military veterans [sic] who say Trump is using hateful speech toward Muslims.
Every one of those angry drivers, people who weren’t heading for the rally (which had already started) and instead had their plans for Saturday disrupted, is a potential Trump vote: keep it up.
UPDATE: Turns out other pundits, wiser than I, also see this incident as a growth opportunity for Trump.
Punch line to a joke that’s unsuitable for posting here, but if you know it, then you’ll appreciate the photo.
Or not; I do.
[Sheriif] Arpaio has long been a controversial figure both in Arizona and nationally. The sheriff and his deputies were found to have violated the constitutional rights of Latinos in 2013, and in 2015 the federal ruling was mostly upheld. And he’s been sued multiple times. Since he took office in 1993, he’s cost taxpayers $142 million in legal expenses, settlements and court awards, according to the Arizona Republic.
Yet, the man who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff” has been reelected six times and he’s going for number seven.
But less amusing that Politico’s usual obtuseness in this: Sheriff Joe will be attending the upcoming Trump rally both as an endorser, and an enforcer.
“Here I’m gonna be kinda wearing two hats — in charge of the security there in the town and also participating, I would imagine, with Trump in the rally, so it makes it interesting,” Arpaio said in an interview with POLITICO, adding that it “is going to be a lot of fun taking care of business there.”
I find it alarming when the state police apparatus combines its leader’s personal politics with law enforcement.