IST Asshat “Assie” Award–July 2017

That time of the month again……the last Sunday and time to award the monthly Asshat Award, commonly known as the “Assie”…..

Usually the award is given to a person…some have been from a political party, religious leader….anyway you get the idea…..this month IST went off on a different track.

One of the popular movies of the Summer is the one about the rescue of British troops trapped at the beach at Dunkirk in France in the year 1940.

This month IST will award the “Assie” to the newspaper USA Today…….it appears that they were concerned for the lack of diversity with the actors in the movie.

IN SANER TOUGHT

ASSHAT “ASSIE” AWARD FOR THE MONTH OF July 2017

The cultural Marxists at USA Today may have reached the final extreme of self-parody in an otherwise positive review of the movie Dunkirk:

[T]he fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way.

USA Today gives the movie 3 1/2 stars. It could have received four by taking advice from James Delingpole:

[I]t might have provided valuable comic relief if Amy Schumer or Rebel Wilson – or perhaps even both – had been cast as, say, two brilliant battlefield surgeons who insisted on staying behind with the troops when all their male counterparts had fled.

Also, it would definitely have added a new dimension had James Earl Jones been cast as the salty old Royal Naval officer called out of retirement for one last trip across the English Channel, or if Ice T and Snoop Dogg had been given the role of two aging rappers who parachute from a Dakota to administer weed to the desperate troops, or if Oprah appeared in a cameo as Queen Mary welcoming the returning troops after their desperate voyage.

Liberals regard the triumph of their ideology as historically inevitable. If they are right, future generations will learn from the movies that Monty was a Muslim of Somali heritage and Patton was a transsexual illegal immigrant from Guatemala. At least Rommel will stay white.

Really?  Shows when you do not know history then you say some incredibly stupid things……they want to change history for the sake of diversity.

An email will be sent to their editorial staff announcing that they had won the coveted “Assie” for the month of July 2017.

Congrats to USA Today for winning the IST monthly “Assie”……I wish them luck in December as IST picks the “Assie” of the year for 2017.

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15 thoughts on “IST Asshat “Assie” Award–July 2017

  1. I haven’t read the review before seeing this, but surely they are being humourous, and alluding to the way that some films change history? If not, then they must have completely lost it.
    Regards, Pete.

    1. The reason that nobody has an accurate idea of what happened in History is because of all these inventive little “Changes” made by fiction writers down through the years. Nothing that we were taught in school ever actually happened the way we were taught. You remember poor old Abe Lincoln, the poor Kentucky Boy who chopped wood for his Dad and fought Indians and who educated himself by lamplight and became the Great President of the Emancipation Proclamation — and the power behind a civil war that murdered millions of American Citizens …. Remember him? Does anybody know that before he was President he was a rich and successful Lawyer who made his living representing the railroad industry of the day and that thousands of people probably lost their homes to railroad rights of way because of his skills as an attorney? Nothing we were ever taught in school is anywhere near the way it was taught and so who knows if this “Dunkirk” thing actually ever happened at all … and if it did happen how is it scientifically possible to move that many disorganized and frightened people by means of small civilian boats in such a short period of time? Impossible. A great story to be sure … but more than likely fiction!

      1. I am more than happy to believe that Dunkirk actually happened, John. The small ships took the troops out to bigger ships moored further away. That’s how so many were able to be saved. Not all history has been altered…And I did know about Lincoln, by the way, but I have read a fair bit about your Civil War. 🙂
        Regards, Pete.

  2. The entire event would have been scientifically and logistically impossible to achieve by the means represented and in the time allotted. Great story but I doubt you can find a living soul who can verify that it actually happened and if you do find one he or she will probably have been compensated handsomely for perpetuating the fiction.

    1. I believe there were several eye witness accounts…but as you say could be a compensated account…..thanx fopr the comment….have a good day….chuq

  3. I’ll keep it simple; good choice. Truthfully, that rag could be a monthly candidate, I think…. Yesterday’s video over on my site had some telling remarks on it, if you missed it, from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner…. nailed ’em pretty well….

    Hope your Sunday is fine….

    gigoid, the dubious

    1. I am hoping “That Rag” Gigoid is talking about is mine because I have always coveted an Assie inasmuch as I am one of the world’s most outrageous asses …. and proud of it. How about an “Honorary” if I can’t have the real thing?

      1. John… First, gigoid is never capitalized, except by the WP formatting protocols; I don’t use the capitals, to keep from investing too much ego in the avatar’s importance.

        Second, I can only comment that it must be uncomfortable to live with so much fear. To feel such a sense of pride seems to me rather superficial. I realize you’re joking, mostly, but, the impulse to even say such a thing as being proud of ‘assholiness’ is, to me, a clear indicator the speaker has not thought very deeply about the subject, thus indicating some fear of actual ‘thinking’ beyond the surface levels…I will also confess to very little surprise, as anyone who can think a newspaper written at the third grade level is worth paying any attention to could do with a bit more breadth in their fields of study and thought…

        I have found in my life that when one decides to wear a particular label, such as conservative, democrat, republican, liberal, christian, muslim, buddhist, american, or any other nationaistic identification, or white/black/latino, etc., etc., etc…. it limits one’s responses and ability to think about ANY other labels with true objectivity, for one’s feelings about all those silly distinctions get in the way of objectivity, & cause their own sort of prejudices to influence the direction one thoughts may follow, thus allowing one’s fears to dictate action, rather than acting from rational reasoning.

        Pardon the ranting, but, any display of what I term ‘deliberate ignorance’ tends to flip my switch….

        Though I can, and have, in the past, ‘acted’ like an ass, I don’t take any pride in those instances; in fact, it’s something I work on mitigating, as to do so makes a number of entitlement assumptions about other people, a very human habit in which I place NO pride of accomplishment….

        gigoid, the dubious

      2. Well we know one thing if we don’t know anything else — you have opinions. Thank you for sharing them. I tend to write ast the Third Grade level because that is where most people’s educational experiences have stopped … in every pragmatic way — and if that were not the truth then America would not be in the process of transforming from America The Beautiful to America The Potentially Caliphate Shit Hole … Thanks to academics who are more proud of their archaic accomplishments than they are in actually putting what they know to use on behalf of the country. I am proud of “Assholiness” because it puts me square in the middle of the contemporary American paradigm.

      1. By the way, Mr. Gigoid … I am never uncomfortable about anything because I can well afford my indulgences at any level. I left all potential for discomfort, want, need or fear far behind a long time ago and today I have everything a man could ever desire and I am happy to be the “Asshole” that I am. Do you like my new monkey mask?

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