LIONEL AUDIO: Weekend Review, Film, Obama’s Impuissance, “Mosqueteers,” Hitchens’s Big C, Facebook Illiteracy & Heartbroken Lefties

The week has proved most fascinating for me. So many subjects, so little time. In this screed the following are discussed in no particular order.

  • Film reviews. This week’s favorite is “The Sicilian Girl.” It’s a dramatic retelling of the story of Rita Atria: “how a 17-year-old Sicilian whose father and brother were both Mafia members (and victims) breaks the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-Mafia judge [Paolo] Borsellino.” [Source] When you compare it to the American film drivel à la The Sopranos, you appreciate the historical underpinnings of La Mafia Siciliana that are never even addressed in America’s basic thug films.
  • Christopher Hitchens’s esophageal cancer and the absolutely ridiculous questions posed by some who wonder if he’ll now “convert” as death is imminent. It’s insane. If Hitch lost the Brit brogue, nobody’d give him the time of day. We’ve a British fetish. We attribute great cerebration to “limey lingua.”
  • Facebook illiteracy. Nothing exposes better just how illiterate we are than Facebook. Just read some of the rambling, maundering prattle of folks. It’s a sad statement. What’s worse is how adults still don’t get the fact that it’s not a private communication medium.
  • The chagrined left, chided by White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, and how their boyfriend Barry hurt their feelings. Obama’s as much a “progressive” as I’m center for the Knicks. And how Obama had to reexplain his New York mosque position. Not good if you have to explain what you’ve explained.

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