It turns out Will Ferrell won’t play a dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan in a comedy that caused a stir once news of its plot broke. “The ‘Reagan’ script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” the actor’s rep told FOXNews.com. “While it is by no means an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.” It was widely reported on Wednesday that Ferrell was set to star in the film, written by Mike Rosolio. Many were distraught over the idea of the comedy, which focuses on President Reagan at the beginning of his second term as he falls into dementia and an intern is tasked with attempting to convince the leader of the country that he is playing the president in a movie. The movie upset Reagan’s family as well. His daughter Patti Davis expressed her anger to the New York Post’s Page Six. “There’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s,” she said. “It is terrifying for the families of those who suffer from it. They live with the fear [of] what will change next. They have to live with this terror and grief every day. This movie is cruel, not just to my father, but to the millions of people who have the disease and the millions more who care for them and watch them suffer every day.” His son Michael Reagan tweeted his distaste. “Alzheimers is not a comedy!” In March, a live read of “Reagan” took place in Hollywood starring James Brolin, John Cho, and Lena Dunham.
And that should tell you all you need to know. Lena Dunham is a nauseating, over-the-top, America-hating, uber-liberal. Will Ferrell isn’t much better. And, that’s too bad. I thought Will was great in Elf, and he used to a very funny impression of George W. Bush. But, this piece on Reagan wasn’t funny. It was mean. My late aunt suffered from Alzheimers, and my cousins went through that whole process up to her death. She didn’t even recognize her sister, my mother, toward the end. Alzheimers is a dreadful disease, and making fun of someone who has it is disgusting. It’s one thing to do political satire. And, these snotty, liberal elitists in HollyWEIRD do it all day long on SNL and so on.. That’s fine. But, at SOME point it crosses the line. That was the case here. I’m sure the only reason Will pulled out was because of the backlash from Americans who didn’t appreciate seeing Ronald Reagan, a popular president who suffered from this awful disease, being made fun of like that…and the people told Will what he could do with himself.
The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure and pursuing under-the-radar “alternative” ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees — as soon as this year. The latest indication that the administration is preparing to take in more than the 10,000 Syrians this year it already has committed to follows a March 30 “high-level meeting” on Syrian refugee admission in Geneva, Switzerland — convened by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. At the meeting, attended by State Department officials, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for countries to pursue “alternative avenues” for refugees – such as student and work visas, and expanded family reunification programs. “These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, [labor] mobility schemes, student visa and scholarships, as well as visa for medical reasons,” Grandi said. This followed an adviser suggesting the U.S. ask universities to offer scholarships to Syrian students, and help Syrian-Americans bring in their extended families outside the “time-consuming” refugee resettlement process. The State Department immediately issued a media note reaffirming the “commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrians in FY 2016 and increase the total number of resettled refugees from around the world to 100,000 by the end of FY 2017.” Additionally, in a wordy statement, the State Department appeared to agree with many of Grandi’s conclusions. “The United States joins UNHCR in calling for new ways nations, civil society, the private sector, and individuals can together address the global refugee challenge. The United States encourages other countries to consider expanding resettlement and other forms of admissions for all refugee populations, ensuring that more of those in need have the opportunity to start their lives anew in safety and with dignity,” the note said. Nayla Rush, senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies, said she thinks the administration is “100 percent” behind the idea. “My fear is they aren’t really going to let anyone know about it,” Rush said. Unclear is whether the refugees can be properly vetted, especially if they come in through an array of different visa programs. The Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower immigration levels, reported on the U.N. meeting earlier this week.
Agreed!! There is no vetting process for these Syrian so-called “refugees.” ISIS/ISIL has already infiltrated such “refugee” groups, as the Germans have found out already the hard way. And, ISIS has made no bones about the fact that they plan to do the same thing here in America. So, for Obama and his administration to knowingly, willing, want to import such a risk shows that Obama doesn’t care one bit about we-the-actual citizens of America. No wonder Trump’s “America First” campaign is getting such traction…