Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Citizens United, the people who bought you the Supreme Court, are launching a new movie next week that would make even Christine O’Donnell touch herself:

The first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words, “Fire from the Heartland” is a powerful statement about America at a crossroads and the women who have awakened to the crisis. With role models such as Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, and Phyllis Schlafly as inspiration, these women are the unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement.

Tracing the long history of the many conservative women who have been the backbone of this great nation, from the founding mothers of our Republic to today’s “Mama Grizzlies,” this powerful and compelling documentary honors the self-made American woman.

Activists, politicians and commentators such as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Michelle Easton, Sonnie Johnson, Jenny Beth Martin, Michelle Moore, Jamie Radtke, Deneen Borelli, Janine Turner, and Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis, Jean Schmidt, and Michele Bachmann share their emotional stories of hardship and triumph in their fight for freedom. These women leaders are fanning the flames of liberty across the nation.

We love a good hagiographic handjob trailer as much as the next cynical propagandist, so we applaud their fine work, as well as the inside joke of including Ann Coulter among their “women”. But their title card — also prominently featured on their website — caught our attention:

How wonderfully iconic! A family farm! Say, EPA background page, how are those doing?

In spite of the predominance of family farms, there is strong evidence of a trend toward concentration in agricultural production. By 1997, a mere 46,000 of the two million farms in this country accounted for 50% of sales of agricultural products (USDA, 1997 Census of Agriculture data). That number was down from almost 62,000 in 1992.

That’s odd — 40 percent of those two million farms are classified “Residential/Lifestyle”, while another 15 percent fall under “Retirement”. For that matter, four out of five Americans live in “urban” areas — including small towns, granted, but small towns ain’t farms.

So we’re not sure what that “family farm” is supposed to represent. The only other place we see them these days is in horror movies. Which, come to think of it, may be the point.

Fire From The Heartland

Bachmann: The Movie [Weigel]


Is that what they call STDs in boony land?

“A monstrous regiment” indeed. Disgraces to their sex, one and all!

Can Stinque.com send a reporter to all the O’Donnell campaign appearances and demand to sniff her fingers and receive her affidavit that she’s never touched herself?

I had forgotten that Margaret Thatcher grew up on a family farm in Kansas. No wonder she’s such a great role model for these women living in trailer parks around the country. Is Jerry Springer on yet?

If Ann Coulter falls while standing alone in the south 40, is there any sound? Other than a faint screed in the wind.

I hope this movie mentions Helen Chenoweth. She was a godmother of the crazee.

I can’t wait to see how they discuss “freedom fighters from the heartland” without bringing up any of the populist movements that would have put a pitchfork through the heads of the conservative harpies above…

@Dave H:
No kidding. WTF did they even *mention* her? Is it the Raygun connection?

Damn, you had me all excited that there would be pictures of Penelope Cruz to look at.

@al2o3cr: You don’t have to. They just won’t discuss anything besides whatever myth they’re creating. They’ll just omit it or lie. Eugene Debs was the original Al Qaeda operative in America and his real name was Il’gin Dibz, who emigrated from Iran, which still needs to be bombed, to organize the Democrats to hand over America to islamofascists and establish the North American caliphate.

It is kind of them to point out that it was liberalism that allowed these women to perpetuate their foolishness. Conservatives wouldn’t have let them out of the kitchen.

Years ago, while bringing art to Norfolk VA, I found a book about six Christian conservative women each describing her life, her aspirations, her beliefs, etc. Once I got past the gobsmacked stage I found it fascinating. To do a theatre piece and let the women describe in their own words how they applied make-up, how they organized their days, related to their husbands, dressed themselves. 6 characters, each more bizarre, ending with a man like John Goodman turning himself into a conservative woman. I’ve seen nothing since quite so interesting about how such women construct themselves and what gender means today. Or the panic caused by any kind of gender variant. It was almost literally a handbook on how to turn yourself into a ‘woman’. Of course I didn’t buy it, putting it off till later and then ran out of time before I left and I’ve never been able to find it since. But this is an old preoccupation of theirs: how to be female. This book also gave the best explanation of why so many of them paint themselves to look like the Whore of Babylon or John Goodman in drag: you can never be too ‘feminine’. Unless of course you’re Lindsey Graham.

The moral of this story would be – stay out of Norfolk.

I read “commentators” as “impersonators”, so the inclusion of Ann made perfect sense.

@SanFranLefty: Thank you for taking care of that.

@Benedick Arnuldsson: I don’t like how makeup makes women look. I prefer them as G-d made them, and that goes for implants, trout lips and the like.

@Benedick Arnuldsson:

Heh – Norfolk. About halfway into the clip – goes well with the recent themes. :)

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