Monday, August 19, 2013

Did Regal profile Negroes from "The Butler"? And the GOP minority outreach continues.

Oh lawd! If Negroes who are going to see "The Butler" of all movies are getting profiled, we have a serious problem here in America.

"The new Civil Rights drama Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a smash hit, but according to some Regal Cinemas patrons in Silver Spring, Maryland, the theater's security for the film was a colossal bomb.

A Twitter user named Tiffany Flowers reported that patrons of the Silver Spring Regal Cinemas had their tickets to The Butler checked twice, and were greeted in the theater by armed policemen. Managers at the theater have been directed not to comment, referring media inquiries to a phone number that’s unmanned on weekends, but Washington ABC affiliate WJLA will air a report on the story this evening."

Of course, as is always the case, there was the corporate double speak.

"Russ Nunley, a spokesman for Regal Cinemas, emailed theGrio the following statement Sunday afternoon:

'Regal Entertainment Group routinely employs security personnel to ensure the safety all of our guests and staff. When a theatre experiences sold out showings of any feature, security will assist with crowd control and guest assistance throughout the facility, including auditoriums."

This weekend our Majestic theatre experienced a tremendous guest response to the feature the ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ such that additional showtimes were added to meet our guests demands.

At no time did local management receive any guest complaints or concerns about our security or staff, who worked diligently to meet all of our guests needs.

To the extent any guests were dissapointed with their experience, we welcome the opportunity to address their concerns and provide them the best entertainment experience possible in their future visits to our theatres.[sic]'" [Source]

I call bull s**t. (This is the same company that tried to stiff their employees because of the passing of the ACA.)

And it's not like we are talking about a movie like New Jack City or Juice, here.
This is hardly the type of movie that would attract a large crowd of rowdy "young bucks".

But hey, you never know, some nut could get a gun and just start killing people in the theater.... Wait.....Never mind.

Finally, in spite of some obstacles along the way, the republican party is still trying to reach out to minorities and become the "party of Lincoln" again. Unfortunately, though, there is a problem;actual republicans.

Oh well, hopefully they will get their act together soon and start giving us some real ideas that can add to the political debate and give us some solid ideas from their perspective that can help us move forward as a country.

I know that it's a long shot, but a man can dream.


Anonymous said...

Regal Theaters out East should have never carried "The Butler". Regal Cinemas here in the Bay Area just didn't carry the movie. After Negroes acted when Django was in the Regals I don't blame them. I'll NEVER forget that day when the theater was full of East Oakland Negroes. It was a mess.

I don't have to explain to you FN progressive Negroes how Blacks can act when there are 'too many' of us in one place. YOU KNOW...always some shit happens, like tearing up the ttheater, shootings, fights and unbelievable littering. Sometimes my folks digust me to the N-th degree.

Anonymous said...

"Finally, in spite of some obstacles along the way, the republican party is still trying to reach out to minorities and become the "party of Lincoln" again. Unfortunately, though, there is a problem; actual republicans."

Field, you jest but the Republican Party WILL garner Blacks to their party. Obama has made that possible. Never before in our history have we suffered so much than under the Obama Administration and the Democrats.

fyi, The Republicans have nothing to lose and everything to gain by reaching out to minorities, esp Blacks. It's the Democrats who ought to be concerned because they haven't done a damn thing for Blacks. I predict that Hillary running in 2016 WON'T win!

You see, Hillary is the type of politician who should win, but the truth is she carries the karma of losing, just like she did to Obama. In 2016 a 'very' electable Republican opponent will arise and defeat Hillary. The days of the Democrats hording the black votes are over.

Black Nutmeg said...

Why wouldn't a responsible movie chain management order extra security for a movie that could attract black people? It's common sense. Anytime large numbers of negroes congregate, there is a high likelihood of violence and trouble. Do you want to wait until someone gets shot?

Chicano2nd2 said...

You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip!

I don't feel noways ti-erd said...

"I know that it's a long shot, but a man can dream."

The only thing you are dreaming about is American decline. You hate Republicans because you are a Jamaican who hates America.

The last thing you would ever want would be black folk getting the idea they would be better off as free people.

That's why you work so hard to keep negroes on the democrat plantation.

So jig Field, jig. At least in your case, it pays well.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Field, it was NOT the intention of Regal to profile Negroes. Why in the world would they do that? They wanted to make sure they protected and provided enough security to all who wanted to enjoy "The Butler".

As a black movie goer to the Regal Cinemas, I am grateful they provide protection against possible violence for people like me. It's better to provide extra security in anticipation of possible trouble than to do nothing at all. I applaud Regal for what they did. Everyone got to enjoy the movie without some jackasses fighting or shooting up the place.

field negro said...

Anon@8:22pm, if u are really a Negro I can see u being a good butler.

Anonymous said...

Well Mr Field, I come from the Jim Crow era where being a good butler was a good job and a respectful job. It required skills, discipline and self-restraint. I don't expect you to understand, considering you are a lawyer working for the N-justice-system of Philadelphia.

BTW, a good Butler in the Jim Crow days was better off financially, mentally, and emotionally than the millions of Blacks out of a job today. Would you not agree?

All of the Presidents before Obama were better and more aware of our 'existence' than Obama. I wish someone, anyone, would explain to me why you continue to support a President who clearly does not give a hoot for Blacks? We are dying in our suffering...WHY, Mr Fields do you support and praise Obama?

Anonymous said...


"aware of our existence ?!?"

Clinton - drug sentencing disparities increased

Bush sat around while thousands of AA slowly die on national television while pleading for help.

If you are black (which I highly doubt) go on and start buck dancing massa might give you an extra bowl of grits

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I ask about why Obama hasn't done a damn thing for us and you start talking about Clinton, Bush and calling me a HN.

Your problem is you don't like the question asked about Obama because it's YOU who is the HN. You are the STEPHEN FOOL willing to die for Obama while he kills us all.

Just answer the question, idiot. You can't because you can't admit your mistake about Obama. You'd rather discuss Clinton and Bush and avoid talking about Obama because there is NO DEFENSE for Obama. That Negro has been the worst President for Blacks...EVER!

Anonymous said...

Looks like even Hollywood is dumping Obama:

Kuntye West said...

"Bush sat around while thousands of AA slowly die on national television while pleading for help."

That is an amazingly stupid lie, and anyone who believes it is a moron.

Anonymous said...

anon9:08p said, "Bush sat around while thousands of AA slowly die on national television while pleading for help."

anon, you win the black award for telling the biggest lie in the history of the Black race. How I wish you were White, but alas only a dumb Negro could make such an outrageous statement. You bring new purpose to the Bell Curve Theory. You sound like Black Sage. Are you?

Anonymous said...

FP, where are you?

Wesley R said...


Your post about armed guards 'At The Movies' is on point

Have you seen this article about philly's schools?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anony 9:08, I cosign with you and might I add, not only did Bush sit while thousands of AA died during Katrina, he ate birthday cake with John McCain and then went to a fundraiser. And Fox We Make It Up News told vicious lies that caused some of the victims trying to leave and get to safety to be murdered by paranoid trigger happy police officers who shot first, asked questions later, and then tried to cover up their horrendous crime. However, the truth came out and those police officers were convicted.

Anonymous said...

There is no known number of people killed because of Katrina. To say 'thousands' were killed is an exaggeration. Bush did a lousy job, and appeared not to care. The government's response to a deadly hurrican was late.

However, the question anon asked was about Obama. Why do folks like anon9:08p and Granny answer questions about Obama with unrelated information about former Presidents? and have doubts about the 'color' of the person asking the question?

Some of you Negroes get all fouled up in your paranoid thinking that you can't even answer a simple question. It makes us look dumb and scared. I am Black, but it doesn't matter...just give a straight answer to a straight question.

Clearly Obama has been far more harmful to us than any other President in history. It doesn' t take a white person to know that. Many of our folks are recognizing that 'truth'. However, FN Negroes seem so dysfunctional in their thinking that they miss the point completely.

Nobody cares what 'color' the person is who asks a question of truth. It doesn't matter. Again, just answer the question about why you continue to support Obama when he treats us like crap?

Never 'have' answered by your 'omissions'. Folks like you FN Negroes are the reason so many of our kids don't know anything about our history because you lie by not talking about the truth. We are such a pathetic group.

I have no hope to improve our terrible situation in our community. There are too many of us like anon, Field and Granny sitting around on their asses blaming the wm, but ignoring what the bm like Obama and Sharpton are doing to us. You folks are helping the wm and corrupt Blacks bury us.

PilotX said...

Went to see The Butler with the Mrs. Pretty entertaining but it had a similarity with a certain Tom Hanks movie.

field negro said...

We compare Bush and Clinton to Obama because they are all presidents. I would try to explain it to u but I have not quite mastered the art of talking stupid just yet.

Anyway, stop.worrying about Obama and.focus on what you can do for your family and community. He is a pilitician, just like the republicans whose butt u like to kiss.

field negro said...

Pilot X, better u than me. I have "Magic Negro" fatigue so I will pass.

Anonymous said...

It's sadder than sad that Caucasians were to frail and pale to pick cotton, but stronger than Jobe to tie nooses and crack whips like there was no tomorrow. Look at what THAT accomplished. The misplaced hoards of Europeans should be so PROUD of themselves. I know I'm sorry as a mofo, that me and mine got caught up in this mess. I apologize.

Capn. Crunk said...

"I know I'm sorry as a mofo, that me and mine got caught up in this mess."

At least you can read, and use a computer, and live a comfortable life in a civilized country, with refrigerators, PS3, and toilet paper.

If your ancestors had not got caught up in this mess, you would be an illiterate hut dweller, living in a disease ridden, violent, unbelievably poor village, swiping flies off your mush.

There is no need for apologies.

Anonymous said...

Re: Pookies who fuel racist profiling
We have created at least 2 generations of sheer super predatory monsters...across all boundaries of race and class.

Fatal pookies rule the world.

May God bless us all!


Anonymous said...

your hobama freebies are slave nets


focusedpurpose said...

Anon 10:34am-

entertaining out of town guests...doing the 'tourist' thingy with them...

from that experience to this post...all i got to say is i agree with young warrior in the first video of this link...

folks better believe the police state is real.

the young warrior in the 1st video cracks me up. i LOVE his fire and heart as he berates the lapd. lol!

folks...maybe it is easier to ignore where you are...but regular old security guards try to play tsa pat down with folks. i am SHOCKED with how compliant folks are. needless to say...i am the love police-no, i don't think so lady ALL DAY.

when i say it is time to wake and stand up...that is the understatement of millennium. lol.

focusedpurpose said...

hey FN-

'We compare Bush and Clinton to Obama because they are all presidents.'

they are ALSO all RELATED. like blood relatives...

as are most of the presidents. while folks playing and allowing themselves to be distracted.

ALL of those evil bastard/puppets have worked mightily toward creating the ung-dly mess we see today. do we ever just call it?

as an officer of the court, maybe you can't. i just did.

papa bush's corrupt azz was setting up Noriega, Hussein and all the other puppets that later would need to be taken down/out. indulging his pedophile tooth to no end. dig deep enough in that Sandusky mess and voila- corrupt azz papa bush is all up in the mix. he was doing THE MOST with his crooked cia flow.

dubya cokehead derelict baby bush's behind. ugh. dig deep enough and we have a dead bw that decided filing rape charges against him and then 'committing suicide' made perfect sense. did you see it on the news? nope.

Clinton- this banking cartel rat bastard son LOVES effing bpeople. the women literally in the a good southern racist.

take a peek at the PIC under Clinton and see him give it to bm...HARD. while folks play dumb slave and denigrate bfolks with that 'first black prez' crap just because he is a sexually immoral animal. what self hating numb skulls.

Clinton was jamming bm's azzes into the penal system like no body's business.

couldn't tell dead head dem folks that while it was happening. maybe the benefit of hindsight 20/20 might help some folks see clearly?

that struck a nerve as i skimmed comments.

AB! glad to see you sis! i was considering an a.p.b. lol;)

i will come back later as time permits.

create beautiful days all!

Culture of Lies said...

In The Butler, a new film by Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker plays the fictional butler Cecil Gaines, who worked for seven presidential administrations from Eisenhower to Reagan. The movie was inspired by the life of Eugene Allen, who did in fact serve in the White House between 1952 and 1986 under eight presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Days after Barack Obama was elected president, an affectionate account of Allen’s service was written up by Wil Haygood in the Washington Post. But Allen’s story stands in stark contrast to the fictional Cecil Gaines’.

Born in 1919, Eugene Allen grew up in segregated Virginia, and slowly worked his way up the butler profession, largely without incident. Unlike the fictional Cecil Gaines, he did not watch the boss rape his mother on a Georgia farm, only to shoot a bullet through his father’s head as he starts to protest the incident, leading Cecil years later to escape his past for a better future.

Instead, over a period of years, Allen rose from a “pantry man” to the highest position in White House service, Maître d’hôtel. His life was marked by quiet distinction and personal happiness. He was married to the same woman, Helene, for 65 years. He had one son, Charles, who served in Vietnam. During the Reagan years, Nancy Reagan invited Allen and his wife to a state dinner as guests. When he retired shortly afterwards, “President Reagan wrote him a sweet note. Nancy Reagan hugged him, tight,” according to the story in the Washington Post. During service, he never said a word of criticism about any president. Nor was his resignation an act of political protest.

The fictional Cecil, however, does not come to the White House under Truman, but arrives in 1957, just in time for one of the defining events of the civil rights movement—namely, President Eisenhower’s reluctant but firm decision to move federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, after Orval Faubus quite literally barred the school room door.

In general, the movie is full of hype. Cecil’s wholly fictional older son Louis gets involved in the civil rights movement from the time of the sit-ins through the rise of the Black Panther movement, and a younger brother, who professes pride in his country pays the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Cecil’s wife, Gloria, falls prey to alcoholism and for a time has a shabby affair with the guy next door.

Gaines’ service is marked by quiet frustration, knowing that black workers suffered a 40 percent wage deficit that lasted under the Reagan years, while being excluded from well-deserved promotions. When the weight of these injustices hit him, Cecil resigns to join his son Louis in a protest movement. When Slate’s, Aisha Harris was asked “How True is The Butler?” her candid answer was “not much.”.

Why is Lee Daniels not content to tell the real story? The obvious answer is that his version makes for a better movie. Another explanation is that his tale is more down beat so that it can belittle some of the progress that the civil rights movement has made over this time.

The Butler lies about the past to further the political aims of the present, just like almost every other narrative produced by the liberal media complex.

Anonymous said...

Queen FP:


Ditto to all above!

I missed you too Sista!

I was celebrating being 50.

I partied 7 days in 3 cities...

It was my best birthday ever!

Have a regal day!

We must ALL elevate!!!

Anonymous said...


blue blood prezes and martial law are ALL REAL!!!

cc hobama and his cuzzes gwb and dick c/ ndaa/nsa/fbi/cointelpro 2013/wwiii/drones/dna arrests/fema camos/dhs etc...


GrannyStandingforATruth said...

Btw anon,according to a math count it was thousands and not an exaggeration.

Mr. Anon said...

The total death toll for Katrina was 1,833, of which about half were black.

George Bush did not control the weather, and did not control the emergency response of the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans. The federal government response in support of the victims was unprecedented in its scope and effectiveness.

The horror of New Orleans was entirely due to the fact it was a "Chocolate City" run by black people.

Because of his popularity after 911, the media had developed a plan to attack George Bush immediately upon a successful terror attack on US soil. Katrina provided an opportunistic surrogate.

You are a foolish old woman who should hold her tongue on matters of substance.

Ace Freeley said...

You know what would be fun?

Creating a system of incentives which actually breeds sloth and the sense of personal worthlessness that accompanies sloth. And, even worse than that sense of personal worthlessness, the sense that other lives are equally valueless -- because no man values a stranger's life more than his own.

Like, let's create a system that penalizes all virtues that are helpful for social order and rewards all pathologies which are destructive to it.

Let's make deliberate single motherhood not merely a comfortable and easy existence, but in fact let's make it the most lucrative career path open to many young girls of the lower class.

Yes that's right: Let's make it a career. And furthermore, let us strip away any of the social penalties that might discourage the choosing of such a career. Let's not only make it economically desirable, but socially desirable as well.

Let's do that!

Oh wait we already did:

What can liberals destroy next?

Because the power to destroy implies -- whatever else it implies -- that one has power in the first place.

So let's exult in our power to destroy. It demonstrates that we are the Masters of Men, even if our mastery is cruel and pitiless.

field negro said...
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field negro said...

A conservative accusing others of being "cruel and pitiless." Now I have seen it all.

Ace Freeley said...

Blogger field negro said...
A conservative accusing others of being "cruel and pitiless." Now I have seen it all.

As a criminal defense attorney in a major urban area, I'm sure you "have seen it all". Your problem is that you obviously don't understand what you are seeing.

If you think fostering government dependency for political gain isn't cruel and pitiless, you are both heartless and dumb.

Liar or Fool? said...

Just as it is utterly absurd to claim Director of National Intelligence James Clapper didn’t lie before Congress (and some reporters thankfully admitted that truth in the open), it has now become almost silly to insinuate or assume that the president hasn’t also been lying. Why? Because if that’s true — if indeed he hasn’t been deliberately lying — then it means he has been dangerously, irresponsibly and negligently ignorant of not only the government he runs, but also of the news breaking around him.

Think about three recent presidential declarations. A few weeks back, the president appeared on CBS to claim that the secret FISA court is “transparent.” He then appeared on NBC to claim that “We don’t have a domestic spying program.” Then, as mentioned above, he held a press conference on Friday to suggest there was no evidence the NSA was “actually abusing” its power.

For these statements to just be inaccurate and not be deliberate, calculated lies it would mean that the president

1) made his declarative statement to CBS even though he didn’t know the FISA court was secret (despite knowing all about the FISA court six years ago);

2) made his declarative statement to NBC but somehow didn’t see any of the news coverage of the Snowden disclosures proving the existence of domestic spying and

3) made his sweeping “actually abusing” statement somehow not knowing that his own administration previously admitted the NSA had abused its power, and worse, made his statement without bothering to look at the NSA audit report that Gellman revealed today.

So sure, I guess it’s possible Obama has merely been “wrong” but has not been lying. But the implications of that would be just as bad — albeit in a different way — as if he were deliberately lying. It would mean that he is making sweeping and wildly inaccurate statements without bothering to find out if they are actually true. Worse, for him merely to be wrong but not deliberately lying, it would mean that he didn’t know the most basic facts about how his own administration runs. It would, in other words, mean he is so totally out of the loop on absolutely everything — even the public news cycle — that he has no idea what’s going on.

Anonymous said...

Ace Freely,"If you think fostering government dependency for political gain isn't cruel and pitiless, you are both heartless and dumb."

4:28 PM
I co-sign. Let me add that most lawyers ARE dumb, and certainly heartless. Good lawyers are hard to find. But make no mistake, most are incompetent liars whether they are bloggers or President of the USA.

Anonymous said...

Don't mean to interrupt but it looks like "teens" have struck again. They went lookin' to bust a cap in whitey cuz dey be bored yo.

Jes' keepin' it ril yo.

Anonymous said...

anon7:15p, "Jes' keepin' it ril yo."

Yeah, you're keeping real alright....Keepin' it ril DUMB, Negro.

PilotX said...

Damn trolls, don't even have the common decency to not give away key plot points of a movie with at least announcing spoiler alerts.
Anyhoo Field, the movie wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I definitely think white people should see it.

Pilot Sanctimonius said...

" I definitely think white people should see it."

Must be good and preachy.

quantum0d0 said...

I'm officially confused as hell. After 400 years or whatever of what my ancestors did to "black" people, I guess it's just about time I as a "white" dude was confused, so okay.

But check it out - Field, you're saying that this "The Butler" movie is NOT a movie that would attract rowdy young people, correct? Doesn't that just underscore what the theatre (sic) was saying - that nothing unusual was happening, and that they have security at all sold out shows? Am I missing something?

Then there's the comment from the (presumably) black person who says shootings and chaos happen whenever there's a crowd of black people . . . But white people aren't allowed to notice the exact same thing (not saying they did) or it's called racial profiling?

And spinning around yet again - when I look up crime statistics and race, I find that while MORE violent crimes are committed by whites, blacks are eight or nine times more LIKELY to commit them. There are simply a lot more whites, apparently.

Although, as you point out Field, whites seem to have the corner on movie theater massacres.

So, yeah, I'm confused as hell. I guess I'll watch it on NetFlix.

Anonymous said...

@Culture of Lethal Mutations

You start out by referring to Cecil Gaines as a fictional character and then you have a problem with him not conforming with Haygood's account of Allen? Do you not understand the basic tenets of writing?

Strange. I don't see you holding the city of Philadelphia accountable for actually commemorating a fictional boxing character with so-called "Rock Steps" when the city, itself, actually produced the very real Joe Frazier. Oh, that's right! Joe Louis isn't of a pale, regressively pigmented, alabaster hue.

While, like Field, I'm disinclined to see this movie, COLM, I must acknowledge that others of your ilk lean on heroes like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman because you creatures cannot count on the real-life likes of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, Venus & Serena, Shaq, MJ, and LeBron to shape your reality. You don't exist in reality other than this Matrix that your cohorts created, but we ARE NOT FOOLED.

Anonymous said...

no one has ever been more cruel and pitiless to black ameriacns than the blackish bankster hobama!

cc PIC/MIC/jobless/homeless etc

cc his missing black agenda

Anonymous said...

no one has ever been more cruel and pitiless to black americans than that blackish bankster hobama/gwb 3.0!

cc PIC/MIC/jobless/homeless etc

cc his missing black agenda

liz said...

Regal Cinemas demoting all full time employees to part time to avoid health care