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“The Byrdman of Alcatraz, D.C.”: TOTUS Enchants ‘Em

finefrockaby Steve Finefrock, founder Hollywood Conservative Forum

As TOTUS stepped to the podium for his 100-day press conference – a “Hallmark Moment” according to his staff and acolytes in the media – another hallmark of liberal thought aired on TCM, as we became acquainted with Robert Stroud’s humanity. Credits to “The Birdman of Alcatraz” opened with caring hands caressing ailing birds, tiny lives brought to health by Stroud’s compassionate concern.

Quite a choice thus offered – which event was fuller of hyper-BS?  The man dubbed by bloggers as TelePrompTer of the United States [TOTUS] or the birdman killer whose life was given the gentle treatment by Hollywood? Continue reading

Tom Daschle & Richard Hatch: “Survivor” for the Goose…..?

finefrockaby Steve Finefrock, founder Hollywood Conservative Forum

“Survivor” winner Richard Hatch made a splash, as the first victor in that nearly eternal CBS franchise. Personal appearance fees added to his million dollar winnings for surviving to the end of that breakthrough program. Hatch has survived many tribal votes, as others were voted off the island, sent packing with their heads bowed and body bent from hunger and sleep deprivation and insect bites.

One tribal vote Hatch couldn’t avoid was that among the upper echelons of the squires of the tribe called the IRS. Hatch had not paid taxes on his winnings, nor for the appearances on various TV shows and public gatherings. Somehow, unlike any winner of a standard-issue TV game show, he’d not been informed to pay taxes on his winnings. He plead ignorance of the law, but to no avail. Hatch was convicted of federal charges of tax evasion. Continue reading