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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

For once I will NOT vote. Why? I can't vote for any of these. Disney simply needs to return to its' roots and appeal to kids; and families who want to have fun and are not buried in their devices. Too many zombie kids in this country now. What happened to having fun?

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"I cannot remember one Three Stooges short that made me think, but I also don’t remember one that didn’t make me laugh."

CURLEY: "Hey Moe, I tried thinking and nothing happened!"

Today he could be a US Senator.

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All education and even thinking involve value assumptions about good & evil, right and wrong. Neutral is only an option in theory, because choices have outcomes, and different outcomes have different values.

We need more social support, incentives, for good behavior—as well as honest discussion about what is good and why it’s good.

More shaming of actual bad behavior would reduce the bad behavior, but many are now uncomfortable with shaming the two most common bad behaviors, promiscuity and crime.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

What's the message in today's poll? Your cat didn't offer us any good or even amusing options.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

70 years later I’m beginning to think that maybe that Senator Joseph McCarthy was right.

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Maybe the real problem is that society wants a Disney to instill values. Disney and Hollywood are purveyors of entertainment. Parents need to be the ones to teach values. But if you expect a value to be projected on the big screen, that is one thing, but don't expect that your child will absorb it unless you live your life projecting those same values. And messages are mixed in every story, and even adults can't always discern what they are. If you are looking to Hollywood for values, boy are you looking in the wrong place. Maybe the real goal for our society should be to value the role of the mother and father in raising a worthwhile citizen who contributes to that overall sense of well being that a nation should experience. We should be proud of our place in this world. Policing it? No Leading by example? yes. If you want Disney or any other entertainment group to give your child the key to a good life then I suggest as Dr Laura so wisely said, "Get a cat"; you really don't deserve to be a parent, it is the most difficult and most valuable job that God assigned to us.

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My take begins with the actors, the self-centered, Rob Reiner types who shoot their political mouths off. With those types producing, directing and acting in films, why would I waste my time and money going to see their dreck?

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

My poll answer: None of the above.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I am astounded that Disney is not recognizing how it - in the past- blended unorthodox family units (Snow White), absent fathers (Bambi) or “differences in appearance “ ( Dumbo) with a positive, uplifting, hopeful message. That was always its genius I thought. Disney management doesn’t even understand its rich legacy and why it worked so well. They took the richness of this dramatic tension, and turned the movie scripts into banalities

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

No correct poll choices today Don. The only remake that comes to mind is Titanic. Disney hits an iceberg and goes down. There are no survivors.

Thoughts like that warm my icy heart!

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Don, you are right about movies conveying a message.

For the last 3 years every time I see “a movie” clip of Joe Biden I see a person who has no clue. My favorite ones are when after he gives a “speech” he turns to leave and has no idea where to go or what to do next.

I’m sure others are seeing the same thing I am seeing and know they are watching a fool.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Hollywood has always been a force in America. During the heyday of movies that today we call classics, the content or message reflected a sense of what it was that made America unique among countries. Even back then, Hollywood was very liberal but restrained in their products by public mores. Today, they are even more liberal but the public is pushing back against their message, and that makes them very angry that they are no longer looked upon as the elite they once were. Just listen to some of the rants Hollywood lefties go on and you will come away with a sense that they are like unhinged little children throwing a temper tantrum because they aren't getting their way than someone who is trying to push a political or social message. They appear pathetic really. All that fame and adoration as well as the wealth it has brought them and yet they appear as hollow humans with no redeeming moral or ethical base at all. Their message: "listen to me you stupid people, I know what is right and best for you because I'm famous". Where have we seen that before in history? I think humans need hero's and leaders to look up too and Hollywood no longer delivers that in their movies. Social justice cannot be an all-consuming message at the exclusion of all else including reason. Today, the left has forgotten that if you have a better idea and you want to change society, it must be debated fully in the light of day, not just jammed down our throats with the message that "all life on earth will cease unless we embrace the message". As for Disney, old Walt would not be pleased. He attempted to create entertainment that entertained and made people see the lighter side of life. He was not trying to change the world thru the lens of politics. He would have fired Bob Eiger before he was even hired and then apologized to his stockholders for even considering the hire. It shows you how far left the company has gone today that stockholders continue to lose money and market share and yet Eiger is allowed to continue thru 2026. As Forest Gump would say "stupid is as stupid does".

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

The Swamp Fox is the story of an anti-government militia fighting tyranny. They snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The current owners of Disney are embarrassed by it. It was must see TV in 1959.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Mickey’s voice gayv him away…..

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"On the other hand, Hal Roach slyly made the Little Rascals (nee Our Gang) always included one black kid and he never was a token."

Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas and Eugene "Porky" Lee were friends on and off-stage. Lee was from my hometown, Fort Worth.

Kids don't care a whit about "color". My six-year-old granddaughter will play with any child of any age who wants to play with her. That often includes her 73-year-old grandfather. Thank God! At least some of us, including those who, like me, grew up with institutional segregation, can leave all that behind.

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Dec 4, 2023·edited Dec 4, 2023Liked by Don Surber

These Dog Breakfasts always tank…Here is a real honest to Goodness Question. Is there not a Board of Directors they need to account too?

What’s up with that?

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