Saving His Mate: A Vampire-Werewolf Romance (Unabridged) – Savannah Stuart & Katie Reus

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Saving His Mate: A Vampire-Werewolf Romance (Unabridged)

Savannah Stuart & Katie Reus

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 5.95

Publish Date: December 10, 2014

© ℗ © 2014 Katie Reus

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Saving Grace – Scott Sharrard

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Saving Grace

Scott Sharrard

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 21, 2018

© ℗ 2018 We Save Music

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Saving lives trumps making music, Elton John says about AIDS charity

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The World’s Fastest Drones Want to Start Saving Lives in America

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5 Con Artists Who Ended Up Saving The World

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Saving My Life – Catherine Hufford

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Saving My Life

Catherine Hufford

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 7, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Catherine Hufford

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Did The Red Team Make The Right Choice By Saving Champs vs. Stars Standout Shane?

The ‘Champs vs. Stars’ Red Team saved Shane during tonight’s episode — but was that game move the right choice?
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Saving My Life – Catherine Hufford

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Saving My Life

Catherine Hufford

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 7, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Catherine Hufford

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book – Walt Disney Studios

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book

Walt Disney Studios

Genre: Performing Arts

Publish Date: December 10, 2013

Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide


“Wind’s in the east, mist comin’ in. Like something is brewin’ about to begin Can’t put me finger on what lies in store But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before.” —Bert in “Mary Poppins” In 1961, Walt Disney invited “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers to his studio in Los Angeles to discuss, in person, his continued interest in obtaining the movie rights to her beloved book and character—a pitch he first made to her in the 1940s. Still hesitant and disinterested after all those years, Travers wanted to tell the Hollywood impresario to go fly a kite but with dwindling sales of her books and a bleak economic future looming, PL. Travers said yes and embarked on a two-week sojourn in Los Angeles that would ultimately set the wheels of the beloved film in motion. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, audiences will discover how Walt Disney worked his magic on P.L Travers to bring her book to the big screen. Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, the movie opens in theaters everywhere this holiday season.  The Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multitouch Book explores this extraordinary, previously untold story, and includes: – Video interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, who provide their insights on playing 20th century icons – Original correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as they discuss the movie rights and production -Rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives -An  interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones – Original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs -Facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks, including Walt Disney, PL. Travers, The Sherman Brothers and more

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Miranda Lambert Is Saving Dozens Of Dogs Displaced After Hurricane Harvey

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News in Brief: Man Arriving Late Forced To Use Excuse He Was Saving For Leaving Early

HARTFORD, CT—Silently berating himself for his carelessness and lack of forethought, local office worker Jason Lochrie, who arrived over an hour late to work Wednesday morning, reportedly had no choice but to use an excuse he had been hoping would allow him to leave early. “Damn it, I was all set to get out of here at 3:30 by telling everyone I had a dermatologist’s appointment, but when I showed up after the start of our 10 a.m. meeting, I was forced to use it right then and there,” said a visibly frustrated Lochrie, who admitted he briefly considered repurposing the same alibi several hours later before determining that there was no way he could convince his colleagues and supervisor that he had scheduled two different doctors’ visits on the same day. “If I had made it in just a half hour earlier, I probably could …




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Saving Grace (Safe Havens 1) – Sandy James

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Saving Grace (Safe Havens 1)

Safe Havens, no. 1

Sandy James

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: June 1, 2013

Publisher: Sandy James

Seller: Smashwords


Grace Riley is on the run—from her past and from her fears. The victim of a violent rape at the hands of a rich politician’s son, she must “disappear” to escape his constant attempts to recapture her. Moving from cattle drive to cattle drive as a cook, she avoids her tormentor for nearly twenty years. When she discovers that the brother she gave up for adoption after their mother died in childbirth was orphaned at an early age, she is frantic to verify that he’s safe. She tracks him to a cattle ranch in Montana. Widower Adam Morgan owns the Twin Springs ranch, but finds himself falling into a life of loneliness. Although he enjoys spending time with his grown daughter and the two men he rescued when they were living on the streets, he longs to meet a woman he can love. Living in the Montana territory where men greatly outnumber women makes finding a new wife difficult. Weary of working cattle, he is ready to make some changes in his life. Grace falls ill on her journey, but she manages to make it to the Twin Springs ranch where her brother is supposed to be living. Adam takes her in, concerned for her health and the reason she’s searching for one of his adopted sons. Their chemistry is immediate and intense, but can Grace heal from her past of pain and fear? When her secrets are finally revealed, can Adam forgive her deceptions and learn to love again? **Contains love scenes and adult language

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book – Walt Disney Studios

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book

Walt Disney Studios

Genre: Performing Arts

Publish Date: December 10, 2013

Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide


“Wind’s in the east, mist comin’ in. Like something is brewin’ about to begin Can’t put me finger on what lies in store But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before.” —Bert in “Mary Poppins” In 1961, Walt Disney invited “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers to his studio in Los Angeles to discuss, in person, his continued interest in obtaining the movie rights to her beloved book and character—a pitch he first made to her in the 1940s. Still hesitant and disinterested after all those years, Travers wanted to tell the Hollywood impresario to go fly a kite but with dwindling sales of her books and a bleak economic future looming, PL. Travers said yes and embarked on a two-week sojourn in Los Angeles that would ultimately set the wheels of the beloved film in motion. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, audiences will discover how Walt Disney worked his magic on P.L Travers to bring her book to the big screen. Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, the movie opens in theaters everywhere this holiday season.  The Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multitouch Book explores this extraordinary, previously untold story, and includes: – Video interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, who provide their insights on playing 20th century icons – Original correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as they discuss the movie rights and production -Rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives -An  interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones – Original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs -Facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks, including Walt Disney, PL. Travers, The Sherman Brothers and more

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Saving My Life (feat. ROMANS) – Single – Gorgon City


Saving My Life (feat. ROMANS) – Single
Gorgon City

Release Date:
August 18, 2015
Total Songs:
2

Genre:
Dance

Price:
$ 1.99

Copyright
℗ 2015 Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited


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Saving Mr. Banks – John Lee Hancock

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Saving Mr. Banks

John Lee Hancock

Genre: Kids & Family

Price: $ 19.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: December 20, 2013


Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free!

© © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Saving Forever – Part 1 – Lexy Timms

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Saving Forever – Part 1

Lexy Timms

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: December 15, 2013

Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


From Best Selling Author, Lexy Timms comes a hospital romance, you won't be able to put down. Charity Thompson wants to save the world, one hospital at a time. Instead of finishing med school to become a doctor, she chooses a different path and raises money for hospitals – new wings, equipment, whatever they need. Except there is one hospital she would be happy to never set foot in again–her fathers. So of course he hires her to plan a gala event for his sixty-fifth birthday. Charity can't say no. Now she is working in the one place she doesn't want to be. Except she's attracted to Dr. Elijah Bennet, the handsome playboy chief. Will she ever prove to her father that she's more than a med school dropout? Or will her attraction to Elijah keep her from repairing the one thing she desperately wants to fix? **this is NOT Erotica. It's a love story and romance that'll have you routing all the way for Charity***This is a FOUR book series, all your questions won't be answered in part 1*

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Bloodline (Paranormal Romance, Dark & Twisted) Saving Demons Series Book 1 – Shannon K Brown

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Bloodline (Paranormal Romance, Dark & Twisted) Saving Demons Series Book 1

Saving Demons, no. 1

Shannon K Brown

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: March 23, 2013

Publisher: Shannon K Brown

Seller: Smashwords


WARNING: Because of the abuse Luna endures and the demonic behavior of Lucifer’s sons, BLOODLINE and the rest of the SAVING DEMONS SERIES may be disturbing to most readers. If you are looking for a warm, fluffy read, BLOODLINE is definitely not for you! **** What some people are saying about Bloodline: D.G. Colorado 5 Stars "A very captivating and mysterious read. I read alot of books on health, finances, etc. I find myself picking up Shannon’s book to read a little first and I never get to my other books as I am drawn right into the story with a hungry anticipation of what's going to happen next….my heart even races sometimes I get so involved. I stay up much too late as I have to force myself too lay it down. Love the way each chapter goes to the characters lives, makes you feel as if you are truly involved yourself! Shannon has such a marvelous imagination!!! A MUST read!!!!" P.M., Alabama 5 Stars "Oh wow! Took me to places I never imagined! I love the way the characters came alive with each new chapter. It was hard for me to put the book down. With anticipation waiting… waiting… to find out what's going to happen NEXT? A great read. 5 stars" S.W. ND, 5 Stars "I really like the story line. The way Shannon K Brown paints a picture by describing the sights, and feelings of the things happening to Luna is AMAZING!!!! I can really feel like I’m right there. I really like the struggle between Bane and Ashmodai for Luna’s soul. To me it really hits home with the struggle between good and evil that live in us all. I have really enjoyed reading Bloodline and cant wait to start book 2!!! Shannon K Brown is truly an AUTHOR!!!! 5 Stars" **** Sure I fell in love with Lucifer’s son, but so what? Worse things have happened, believe me! Like the time my demonic father nailed my palms to a cross, or the time I shoved a dagger into my breast, sacrificing myself for The Coven of Hallows in order to save my best friend. Yup, worse things have definitely happened. But I’m here to tell you, loving Bane, one of Lucifer’s four angelic sons is not easy! Especially since he and his brothers are bound to The Coven of Hallows and the only way they can escape them is if the Lanchester blood runs dry. I just so happen to be Luna Lanchester, the last of my bloodline. And this kind of puts me in a predicament. Four immortal demons want me dead. This puts Bane in a predicament too. He has a decision to make. He can deny his love for me, murder me and be free from The Coven, or he can protect me from his hellish brothers, be forever bound to the coven, and suffer his father’s wrath. Because of the blood-tie that enables Lucifer’s sons to have access to my mind, I am about to be attacked from within by some pretty malevolent forces. The entire Coven of Hallows wants my blood. Not to mention, Rune, Bane’s sadistic brother, has made a horrible fetish of biting me. But I am not afraid (insert mental eye-roll), for I am a warrior. A descendent of the most fearsome warriors this earth has ever seen. I will kick all their evil butts! At least, that’s my plan, anyway

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book – Walt Disney Studios

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Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book

Walt Disney Studios

Genre: Performing Arts

Publish Date: December 10, 2013

Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide


“Wind’s in the east, mist comin’ in. Like something is brewin’ about to begin Can’t put me finger on what lies in store But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before.” —Bert in “Mary Poppins” In 1961, Walt Disney invited “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers to his studio in Los Angeles to discuss, in person, his continued interest in obtaining the movie rights to her beloved book and character—a pitch he first made to her in the 1940s. Still hesitant and disinterested after all those years, Travers wanted to tell the Hollywood impresario to go fly a kite but with dwindling sales of her books and a bleak economic future looming, PL. Travers said yes and embarked on a two-week sojourn in Los Angeles that would ultimately set the wheels of the beloved film in motion. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, audiences will discover how Walt Disney worked his magic on P.L Travers to bring her book to the big screen. Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, the movie opens in theaters everywhere this holiday season.  The Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multitouch Book explores this extraordinary, previously untold story, and includes: – Video interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, who provide their insights on playing 20th century icons – Original correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as they discuss the movie rights and production -Rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives -An  interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones – Original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs -Facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks, including Walt Disney, PL. Travers, The Sherman Brothers and more

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Saving Private Ryan – Steven Spielberg

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Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: July 24, 1998


Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.

© © 1998 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

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Welcome Daylight Saving Time with 5 Key Spring Pieces to Invest in Now

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If you weren’t already (and unfortunately) aware, be prepared to give up an hour of sleep this weekend. In other words, the less than fun aspect of Daylight Saving Time. But not all is lost (just that precious 60 minutes): With the arrival of longer days comes the reminder that spring is right around the corner—no more Michelin Man–worthy puffer jackets, no more salt-stained duck boots. Now is the moment to build out your ease-into-warm-weather wardrobe with investment pieces—and start expanding your closet from there. Whether a crochet top with a utility mini, or a floral silk skirt paired with an army green anorak, here are five ways to style your investment staples during the transition from the slushy deep freeze to those sun-glazed days. Losing an hour of sleep has never looked so good.



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Balenciaga denim shorts, $ 625; mytheresa.com; J.Crew sparkle crewneck sweater, $ 98; jcrew.com; Hansel from Basel ribbed wool tights, $ 37; lagarconne.com; London Rebel strap biker boots, $ 58; asos.com; Levi Strauss Co 1960s striped tee, $ 49; stevenalan.com; Levi’s skinny braided belt, $ 28; levi.com; Mango buckle leather sandals, $ 100; mango.com

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Loewe crochet-knit top, $ 750; mytheresa.com J.Crew heathered merino wool turtleneck sweater, $ 65; jcrew.com; Zara wide suede belt, $ 40; zara.com; H&M leather boots, $ 99; hm.com; Zara short flared jeans, $ 80; zara.com; Topshop utility pelmet skirt, $ 68; topshop.com; Zara leather platform sandal, $ 100; zara.com; Cos cut-out circle earrings, $ 19; cosstores.com

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Marni paneled mesh sneakers, $ 580; net-a-porter.com H&M short-sleeved jumpsuit, $ 60; hm.com; Azalea ribbed knit oversized sweater, $ 69; azaleasf.com; Hansel from Basel diamond no show socks, $ 13; azaleasf.com; Asos mock croc contrast zip top clutch, $ 28; asos.com; Mango striped ribbed top, $ 50; mango.com; Azalea Angeline romper, $ 79; azaleasf.com; Carrera translucent and gray wayfarer sunglasses, $ 60; c21stores.com

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J.W. Anderson wool-blend twill minidress, $ 855; net-a-porter.com; Azalea warner bomber jacket, $ 79; azaleasf.com; Zara ribbed top, $ 60; zara.com; Aldo Saya boots, $ 90; aldoshoes.com; Azalea Bonham striped top, $ 62; azaleasf.com; Zara compartmented bucket bag, $ 26; zara.com; Comme des Garcons Play cream heart logo converse edition sneakers, $ 100; ssense.com

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Michael Kors navy floral silk skirt, $ 1,365; stylebop.com; Azalea conifer anorak, $ 89; azaleasf.com; Free People beanie, $ 38; bloomingdales.com; Aldo Eleliven boot, $ 90; aldoshoes.com; H&M off-the-shoulder blouse, $ 15; hm.com; Fortnight Lingerie ivy long line bra, $ 98; journelle.com‘ Topshop smock leather mule clog, $ 90; topshop.com

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Kelly Osbourne is out and Khloe Kardashian is in at “Fashion Police” … maybe … depending on how you view this clip. It didn’t take long for rumors to start flying that Khloe — who covered Oscars red carpet fashions for E! –might fill Kelly’s shoes…

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Rush Limbaugh Saving the World From a Black James Bond

Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It’s not fair. White people get all the good roles — like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.

Coincidentally, Rush Limbaugh would make a fabulously convincing James Bond villain.

Hollywood rumors suggest that Idris Elba, a highly regarded black actor, might play the legendary superspy once Daniel Craig becomes too old for the role… which, if Bond movie history is any indication, should be around the time Craig turns 80.

Limbaugh compared a black James Bond to George Clooney portraying President Obama on film. I’m probably not the first to point out the obvious difference. Barack Obama is a real person. It would be absurd- and without credibility- for a white man to portray the nation’s first black president. But James Bond is a fictional character, like Harry Potter and Spiderman and Queen Elizabeth. James Bond can be anyone. A better analogy would be to compare a black James Bond with a white John Shaft. Though to be honest, I thought those 1970s Shaft blaxploitation films would’ve worked better with Paul Reiser in the title role.

It stands to reason that James Bond would change. Throughout its cinematic history, the Bond movies themselves have continuously changed — from silly to serious, from campy to gritty. The only common denominator is they’re always about 15 minutes too long.

James Bond movies are a simple formula; one mysterious man with super skills singlehandedly tries to save the world. It’s like the complete opposite of Donald Trump’s life. And this formula has been copied so often that, by now, the only thing that really separates the Bond films from all the other action flicks is the name of the character. Skyfall would be no less entertaining a spy thriller had Daniel Craig played Agent 008, Marty Wu.

James Bond could make the transition to black or Asian or gay or deaf by simply clicking his state-of-the-art, weaponized gadget pen. And, for the most part, America wouldn’t give it much thought. In fact, I suspect that even Rush Limbaugh would quickly get used to the idea. I heard they’re remaking Ghostbusters with a female cast. Eh, I still prefer Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. But I’ll get used to the idea. And if it looks good, I’ll go see it. And if it looks bad, then I… well, I’ll probably still go see it. Hell, it’s Ghostbusters!

Rush Limbaugh isn’t racist for being uncomfortable with Idris Elba as James Bond. Limbaugh thinks James Bond should be white. That’s his opinion, which is about as newsworthy as anyone else’s opinion. Real racism is a destructive form of prejudice, asserting that one race is superior to another. Real racism is the vast social power structure that has led to the historical inequality and economic stratification that continue to fuel America’s racial conflict. Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments? Not a big deal. I doubt Martin Luther King would’ve cared who plays the lead in the next James Bond movie. Martin Luther King was concerned with bigger issues, as told in the critically acclaimed Selma, the new bio-pic starring Ryan Gosling as Martin Luther King.

Rush Limbaugh’s comments are not so much about race as they are about change. Limbaugh, like so many people, is afraid of social change. Tea Party members are insistent on preserving America’s innocent, peaceful past, a simple time when everyone happily accepted traditional roles and the social hierarchy. Unfortunately, society was never innocent. And the fictionalized “past” that conservatives daydream about is about as real as Die Another Day, the James Bond movie where Pierce Brosnan drives an invisible Aston Martin through a giant ice palace.

I’m sure Rush Limbaugh and his followers don’t hate the idea of a black James Bond. And they’re fine with black heroes starring in other action films. It’s just that they’re comfortable with the familiar. They’re secure with what they already believe. They know white James Bond… or at least they think they know him. Similarly, the Tea Party members, I’m sure, didn’t want the police to overexert their power in killing Eric Garner, a nonviolent street criminal played, in real life, by a black man. But it happened. And rather than rationalize the situation or make excuses, wouldn’t it be better to just acknowledge that, like so many aspects of society (like, for example, the film industry), there was a racial component? Race exists and we are not a color blind society. And once we accept this, we can make changes. Because sometimes change is good.
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