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FDL Movie Night Preview: Just in Time for Halloween “The Selling”

3:29 pm in Uncategorized by Lisa Derrick

Things are scary right now: The Frankenstorm. The election. Gas prices. Let’s not forget Halloween, the holiday designed to make us forget our fears by making us really scared. And for a long time one of the scariest things has been the estate market, buy or selling. And thus [cue spooky music]:

Firedoglake is chillingly thrilled to present a Halloween spookfest, The Selling, a horrifyingly funny movie about flipping a haunted house. Imagine if you will, an honest real estate agent named Richard Scarry who tries to talk people out buying houses they can’t afford. When his less-than-honorable partner convinces him to flip an old house to make a huge profit, Richard agrees, since his mom needs the money to cover her medical bills.

Already we have two major FDL issues: Real estate profiteering and health care reform!

While most renovations have problems with plumbing, electricity, and load-bearing walls, the house is, well, a real mess with bleeding walls and a portal to the spirit realm in the upstairs bedroom closet. Not even kindly Father Jimmy or the Ghosts’ Rights activist Richard enlists to settle the spirits can help. In fact they make matters worse.

And then the unthinkable happens…

Join us Monday night form 5pm-6:30pm West Coast time as we discuss The Selling with writer/producer Gabriel Diani and actress Etta Devine.

Oh Yes, He Did. Santorum Half-Drops N* Word – VIDEO

7:53 am in Uncategorized by Lisa Derrick

On March 27th 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin, Rick Santorum gave a speech and said:

We know, we know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like. The anti-war government nig- uh, the uh America was a source for division around the world.

A few months ago, Santorum kinda sorta barely managed to explain away his quote:

I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families

telling CNN’s John King:

I’ve looked at that quote, in fact I looked at the video. In fact, I’m pretty confident I didn’t say black. What I think — I started to say a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — mumbled it and sort of changed my thought.

In the video from March 27, Santorum says:

anti-war government nig-

then resets completely into another thought all together:

the uh America was a source for division around the world.

Santorum is a source of division around the country, and could himself become a source for division around the world. So please, register and vote in your state’s primary and the general election!

[h/t Dependable Renegade]