Tweet of the Day, Tom Hanks To Play Mister Rogers.

Nobody else alive could do it, of course.  And it may be a little hard for Tom Hanks… oh, who am I kidding?  Tom Hanks could totally play Mister Rogers.  Straight up.

Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain.  Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps.  All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.

#rsrh Make Tom Hanks live by his own set of rules.

Via The Daily Caller. For those without video: it shows Tom Hanks involved in a private comedy skit that involved one guy making slams on conservatives – and another dressed in a stereotypical ‘native African’ costume, complete with blackface.

And Mr. Hanks just let it all pass without comment.

Continue reading #rsrh Make Tom Hanks live by his own set of rules.

#rsrh I assume that VDH was writing rhetorically…

…when he asked:

Why is being appalled by Hanks’s infantile philosophizing a “right-wing” or “conservative” reaction? Would not liberals as well be angry that in blanket fashion, Hanks had reduced veterans’ efforts in the Pacific after the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor (and to be followed by a magnanimous peace that fostered autonomous Japanese democracy) into largely a racist rage to annihilate?

(Background here.)

The answer, of course, is that mainstream conservatives do not generally allow people in their coalition to make puerile moral equivalency arguments like Tom Hanks’ without an immediate (and usually angry) challenge in reply; while mainstream liberals… do.

I’m truly sorry to have to write that, but it’s not my fault that the Democrats have ceded the battlespace on American exceptionalism in order to maintain a ever-more-fragile voting majority.

Moe Lane