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  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • All-girl Ghostbusters remake criticized for racial stereotyping after white leads play [tr]

    03/04/2016 7:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    t's the film fans have been waiting decades for. And today, the first trailer for the hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters re-boot was finally released. But while many praised the hilarious clip, showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones battling New York's supernatural nasties, some have complained that the film is falling back on racial stereotypes. That's because, while the white leads, McCarthy, Wiig and McKinnon, play brilliant engineers, professors and scientists, Jones' character is a simple NYC subway worker.
  • Busted Flat: All-Too-Normal Activity Dominates the 'Ghostbusters' Remake

    07/10/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    2016 Village Voice, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 AT 9 A.M. | BY MELISSA ANDERSON
    What I watched for the next two hours was mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New York that is played primarily by Boston combined with what felt like the world's longest laser-tag game. the main performers rarely get to display their individual idiosyncratic strengths. It's particularly dispiriting to hear McCarthy, one of the most floridly gifted verbal riffers in comedy, have to utter frat-brah catchphrases like "Let's do this." That kind of lifeless,...
  • National Reviewthe Trump Recruiting Office

    03/16/2016 6:03:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 3-16-2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Perturbed by their failure to truncate the Trump campaign, National Review is now doubling down in a coming issue with a truly toxic article (behind a pay wall) by roving editor, Kevin D. Williamson. Williamson apparently thinks blue-collar workers whose lives get turned upside down when their jobs disappear due to economic downturns or their manufacturing jobs getting shipped offshore or their mines closing due to new more restrictive government regulation, are all a bunch of worthless bums and crybabies who should just load up the pickup and become the new Okies. I'd give up Mexican food for a year...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • Review of "Sherlock" The Abominable Bride TV 2016

    01/14/2016 4:42:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is enjoyable fiction that has millions of fans across the world over a hundred years. It glorifies reason, logic, and observation of facts. I do not consider myself a fan, but have enjoyed reading several of the novels and short stories. The BBC has created a successful television series featuring the Holmes and Watson characters in a modern setting. I have seen one of those episodes, and it did not seem too bad, though the focus on Holmes as a drug addict was a bit grotesque. The new movie is...
  • Junk Bond (review of Spectre)

    11/07/2015 5:56:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Below the fold is a review of Spectre. Read at your own risk. This has nothing to do Black Bond, Gay bond, LGBT Bond, any combination thereof, Barry Bonds, Junk Bonds, Gary US Bonds, tax free municipal bonds, Gold Bond powder or Bread, Caitlyn Jenner, Tarquin Fim Bim Lim Bim Wim Bim Bus Stop Ftang-Ftang Ole Biscuit Barrel, CGI, or Peter Jackson.
  • National Reviews Real Problem isnt with Trump, its with the People

    07/13/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Rebel Pundit ^ | 7-13-2015 | Rebel Pundit
    Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, the media have bent over backwards to destroy him. Its not just the New York Times and CNN, but outlets like William F. Buckleys National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and other mainstream outlets of the right. To these media outlets consternation, despite their crazed efforts to demean, discredit, and deny the appetite among Americans for Trumps message, more and more people are coming out to hear and support the one candidate who appears to have listened to themand is leading the charge as opposed to opining from behind the RNCs skirts....
  • Dave Barry Learns . . . about being a husband from 50 Shades (truncated)

    02/14/2015 12:17:56 PM PST · by StAntKnee · 30 replies
    Time ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Dave Barry
    So I read Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book written by female British author E. L. James that became a huge bestseller, devoured by pretty much every woman on Earth except my wife (or so she claims). I think I might be the only man who read this book. I did it sneakily, hiding the cover, especially when I was on an airplane, which actually is a good place to read this book because you have access to a barf bag.
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • 'The Interview': Film Review

    12/17/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/12/2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Adding creative insult to corporate injury in the wake of the massive hacking of Sony's computer files, the film that may have triggered the incident, The Interview, is an intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the relatively sparse annals of irreverent major studio comedies that pissed off foreign nations, for big laughs this one doesn't rate anywhere near Borat or Team America: World Police; the latter prominently included the present North Korean boss man's father, Kim Jong-il, among its many targets. Given the unique cloud under...
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 2:39:09 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 8, 4:35 PM EST | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. "It's apparent that there are increasingly two separate electorates: a midterm electorate and a presidential electorate. We win one and we don't seem to be able to win the other,"
  • Windows 10 preview little change but some requested.

    10/11/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 45 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 10-11-14 | daniel1212
    Windows 10 preview — little change but some requested.I have been trying out the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Build 9841, which is a free download here or here after you register. Note that as explained in “Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers,” “The Windows 10 Technical Preview is an instrumented version. It collects information about your use of the product, including some text and voice input, and returns some of that data to Microsoft for use in tuning performance and improving voice recognition and spell-checking.”Note that this is not a professional review, but it may be of help...
  • Army wont release Bergdahl review

    10/10/2014 10:23:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2014 | Christina Wong
    The Army has no plans to release the results of an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture by the Taliban in 2009, a spokesman said Friday. "We recognize the importance of the media and the public understanding of our investigative process, and look forward to future discussions on this issue. However, the Army's priority is ensuring that our process is thorough, factually accurate, impartial, and legally correct," Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in a statement. The Army is looking into whether Bergdahl deserted his post or was absent without leave, both of which would punishable under military law...
  • "Bad Boy" Artist Roman Genn to Speak WithRadio Host Doreen Finkle Sept 11

    09/09/2014 12:58:08 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 1 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Sept. 9, 2014 | 6foot2inhighheels
    Be sure to tune in as Roman Genn, Ricochet Contributor, National Review Contributing Editor, Genius caricaturist, and former bad boy from the Soviet Union, talks with radio host Doreen Finkle Sept 11 at 9 PM EST. The show can be accessed here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/students-for-a-better-future-radio/2014/09/12/caricaturistcomedian-roman-genn-on-current-issues-of-the-day Arriving in the United States in 1991 at the age of 19, Moscow-born Roman was graduate of the famous Soviet art academy system. Unfortunately for the Kremlin, Romans natural wit would not be repressed, and by the time he was a teenager, he was selling his irreverent caricatures on the streets of Moscow to tourists. He was...
  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • REVIEW: Halle Berry Stars in CBSs Extant

    07/09/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Time ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Poniewozik
    This summer drama mashes up a lot of sci-fi premises we've seen before, but in a way that shows potential. The first episode of Extant (CBS, Wednesdays) establishes with several quick cues that you are looking at the future. When astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) washes up in the bathroom, she pulls up a news feed on the mirror. The garbage can outside her house is a transparent prism that compacts trash elegantly. Also, the show seems to posit an alternative universe in which CBS airs high-profile new dramas and theyre not about cops or lawyers. That particular aspect of...
  • My Brief Review of Dinesh D'Souza's "America"

    07/04/2014 7:04:45 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 35 replies
    Self | 7/4/2014 | St_Thomas_Aquinas
    In contrast to "America"'s promotional campaign, the movie is very tightly organized. It begins with an attention-grabber, asking the question, What would the world be like if we had lost the War for Independence? After presenting heart-warming patriotic vignettes, D'Souza then asks the jarring question, But what if what we believe about America is false? He then presents five standard Left wing criticisms of America, portraying America as essentially unjust, founded on acts of pure evil and conquest. He listens quietly and politely as Left Wing 'luminaries,' including Ward Churchill, Elizabeth Warren and Noam Chomsky, present their case. He then...
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said hes unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • Guy buys router on Amazon, router is crap, posts negative review, gets sued.

    05/06/2014 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    Amazon ^ | 5/7/2014 | Amazon
    This isn't me...some guy bought a router that was crap on Amazon and posted a negative review on Amazon about the router. A few days later he receives a letter from a company representing the manufacturer threatening to sue him and others for damages related to any negative reviews. Photos of the threatening letter
  • Im a Christian and I think Noah deserves a four star review

    03/31/2014 10:53:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    themattwalshblog.com ^ | 3-29-2014 | Matt Walsh
    On Friday, my wife and I had a very rare date night. Naturally, we decided to spend it being pummeled by the blaring condescension of the most insipid, absurd, unimaginative, clumsily contrived piece of anti-Christian filmmaking to come along since, well, probably just last week. In fact, if I learned anything from Noah, its this: despite popular perception, you can often judge a book by its cover. Also, giant deformed rock monsters make for awkward supporting characters. Well meditate on that second item in a moment, but its the first point that should be especially emphasized. Christians: youll hear people...
  • Don't Get Punked by Paramount's Pagan Noah Film

    03/28/2014 8:01:12 PM PDT · by publius321 · 49 replies
    DailyLambaste.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Scott Ryan
    "...After viewing Darren Aronofsky's Noah, I am astounded by the number of Christian Pastors who joined in the promoting of of this propaganda piece but that is for my follow up column. Paramount says the Noah Movie was "inspired by the story of Noah" but it appears more likely it was inspired by the story of Al Gores protg Ted Kaczynski. Paramount would have been more accurate if they had made a movie about the Uni-Bomber because this Noah had more in common with Ted then the Biblical Noah and Russell Crowes rendition would have required very little tweaking....
  • Beware Of The 5 lb. Bag Of Sugarless Gummy Bears (Truncated)

    01/13/2014 4:42:09 PM PST · by My hearts in London - Everett · 101 replies
    Slightly Viral ^ | January 8, 2014 | Ryan Jennings
    Oh, gummy bears! Theyre so tasty and delicious you can never eat just one. In fact most of us eat them by the handful. And with diet season in full swing, some of us may be looking at the sugar-free alternative to help ease the gummy bear cravings. But before you hop on Amazon to make a bulk purchase of the sugar-free variety, you just might want to read the safety warnings. Or better yet, take a look at the user submitted reviews. Weve compiled the best of the best for you here at Slightly Viral
  • Dave Barrys Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies

    12/28/2013 6:14:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Dave Barry
    It was the Year of the Zombies. Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that. Because as bad as a zombie apocalypse would be, at least it wouldnt involve the resurrection of Anthony Weiners most private part. We thought that thing was out of our lives forever, but suddenly there it was again, all over the Internet, as Weiner came back from the political grave like the phoenix, the mythical bird that arose from the ashes to run for mayor of...
  • Review: Ozark Trail 500 lumen flashlight, model 20047

    11/09/2013 3:57:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Ozark Trail is a lower end brand marketed at Walmart. Just because something is inexpensive does not mean that it cannot work well. Value for the time spent is an important consideration. Flashlight technology has advanced so rapidly with light emitting diodes (led) that inexpensive lights of today can easily outperform expensive lights of a few years ago. I have been looking for a light that is very bright, so it could temporarily blind an assailant at night, yet be tough enough to use as a makeshift blunt instrument if necessary. My brother recommended this light to me, as...
  • Book Review: Cottonwood, By Scott Phillips

    09/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT · by DC Bound · 28 replies
    www.claytonlindemuth.com ^ | 9/28/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    Its damn nice to be in the hands of an author who leaves nothing to chance. Who knows how to convey a thought that is deeper than the words he uses to convey it. Consider this sequence: I couldnt stand another of those damned prayer sessions without bursting out with the news that Id been laying his wife so frequently that the only excitement left in it was the increasingly likely possibility that wed be found out. The other man, though, is kind and generous, and this quickly follows: By the time I left I disliked Harding because he had...
  • Dem, GOP senators seek review of NSA spying

    09/24/2013 12:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2013 3:04 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    A bipartisan group of senators is calling for the inspector general of the intelligence community to do a comprehensive review of spying by the National Security Agency. The lawmakers want to know how information about Americans was collected, retained, analyzed and disseminated. The lawmakers asked what steps were taken to protect Americans privacy.
  • Crossfire Review #1

    09/10/2013 12:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 10, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Daily Caller feels compelled to present our first, and hopefully last, review of the new version of CNNs vaunted Crossfire. For Review #1, we will focus on the shows Monday debut starring President Obamas 2012 deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and guests Sens. Rand Paul and Bob Menendez. To watch this latest incarnation of Crossfire is to confront, head-on, the defining unspoken reality of human existence: bad people like Stephanie Cutter can climb, in defiance of taste and public demand, to a position of success. A loathsome creature like Stephanie Cutter, the roots jutting...
  • 100 Years After Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens A Brilliant Response

    09/08/2013 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/08/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of the United States. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wilson was one of the early leaders of the so-called Progressive Movement, which was an open conspiracy against the Constitution from the start. Former President of Princeton University, he had the haughty attitude of superiority that marks so-called Progressives to this day. He was so sure he was so much smarter than the Founding Fathers, who laid the careful foundations of the...
  • Great news: Surveillance review panel stacked with intel leaders and WH staffers

    08/22/2013 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/22/13 | Ed Morrissey
    Dont you feel more confident in our NSA overlords already? ABC and the Washington Post finds a number of familiar names on the panel created by Barack Obama to review the surveillance activities of the NSA and American intelligence in general. In fact, you could call them the usual suspects: A group of veteran security experts and former White House officials has been selected to conduct a full review of U.S. surveillance programs and other secret government efforts disclosed over recent months, ABC News has learned. The recent acting head of the CIA, Michael Morell, will be among what President...
  • To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns (review)

    08/13/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 August, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II J.D.
    Christians not only have the right to keep and bear arms, but they have the obligation to do so in the defense of freedom. This is the powerful and provocative thesis of a new book by Tim Baldwin and his father, Chuck Baldwin. In their book, To Keep or Not to Keep, the Baldwins Tim is a Second Amendment scholar and attorney, while Chuck is a minister and former Constitution Party presidential candidate argue that Christians should not give up their guns. They back up their claim with logic and scripture, a rare combination even among gun-rights advocates....
  • Elysium is implausible, because its based on a medical device manufacturer with no salespeople

    08/11/2013 11:42:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Movie review: “Elysium” is implausible, because it’s based on a medical device manufacturer that does not employ any salespeople Elysium has too many loud, noisy action scenes, and not enough calm, quiet, reflective scenes of thoughtful contemplation. It didn’t have any lines of dialogue that I can see myself wanting to quote in the future. None of the characters were particularly interesting. And if I was a child, I couldn’t see myself wanting to buy any of the action figures that might be based on this movie.The machine that instantly cures cancer seems perfectly plausible. However,...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Elysium: Hollywood's Familiar Nightmare, and the Enduring Technological Dream

    08/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | August 8, 2013 | Hamilton
    The new movie Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is more loaded with liberal politics than an Organizing For America fundraising pitch. Its more loaded with liberalism than an Ivy League gender studies department. More loaded, even, than an MSNBC roundtable discussion. Still, its a pretty cool movie, featuring an intelligent, if scary, take on the future. And so it merits our attention, because even if one doesnt agree with its liberal slant, one must realize that liberals have half, at least, of the marbles in American politics--that is, the White House, the Senate, and, of course, the...
  • The Lone Ranger: A First Look

    07/02/2013 8:45:56 AM PDT · by Allah AtBar · 104 replies
    July 2nd, 2013 | Me
    I attended a screener of the Lone Ranger movie last night, the director Gore Verbinski dropped by and introduced the opening of the film. In summary (and without spoilers): The Lone Ranger character starts out as weak and naive and ends the movie as a weak and naive but now following Tonto. I struggle to remember if any of the white male characters were portrayed as anything other than evil, racist, greedy, inept, or religious zealots. Even the military is not spared; the cavalry captain is portrayed as Hollywoods stereotypical General Custer type replete with Van Dyke beard and long...
  • Most comprehensive crime study ever conducted--devastating to gun control advocates

    05/22/2013 8:20:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 12 May, 2013 | Candid Reviewer
    First, some background about me: I am a Ph.D.-holder and tenured professor whose immersion in the insular politics of academia had led me to harbor many negative perceptions about firearms. Though I was never staunchly "anti-gun," I was not a gun owner, did not understand the appeal of firearms, and generally believed that gun control legislation was only common sense. That changed four years ago when I (finally) decided to look into the data on guns, crime, and public safety for myself. I am a trained researcher, but I conducted my research for personal not professional reasons. My wife was...
  • Boehner Wont Commit to Gun Control, Says We Will Review It

    03/18/2013 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/18/13 | Daniel Halper
    House speaker John Boehner was asked about gun control measures being considered in the Senate this morning on national television: "Gun legislation," said host Martha Raddatz, "will you commit to have a vote on the House floor on any gun legislation that the Senate is able to pass?" "If they pass something, Ive made clear, that we will review it," said Boehner. "In the meantime, our committees will continue to have hearings, trying to get to the bottom of, what can we do to help minimize the senseless crime? I mean, listen,
  • Boy Scouts Reaffirm Gay Ban After 2-Year Review, Call 972-580-2000 at BSA HQ in Irving, TX

    02/04/2013 10:26:04 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/17/boy-scouts-reaffirm-gay-ban-after-2-year-review/ NEW YORK (AP) After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts, the organization national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press. Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the...
  • Movie Review: Promised Land Is a Fracking Movie Scared of Its Own Politics(bad review from a lib)

    12/29/2012 11:33:18 AM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies
    vulture.com ^ | 12/28/2012 | Bilge Erbiri
    Movies like Promised Land sometimes make me ashamed to be a liberal. Gus Van Sants heartland drama about a natural-gas company trying to take over a small town wants to make the personal political and vice versa, to use its protagonists indecision and lack of identity to make a broader point about the corporate, "just doing my job" ethos. But it collapses on all fronts, delivering hot-button platitudes and just-add-water character development. The protagonist in this case is Steve (Matt Damon, who co-scripted, with John Krasinski, from a story by Dave Eggers), who works for a giant energy company seeking...
  • Obit (Skyfall)

    11/18/2012 7:06:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    Below the fold is my review of Skyfall. There are no spoilers.
  • Presidential Performance Review: Mr. Obama, your performance has been unsatisfactory

    10/26/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Memo From: Performance Review CommitteeEmployee: Barack Obama Employee Code: USAPOTUS0044\ Contract Term: 4 YearsRecommendation: Do Not Renew (“Shoebox”)Dear Mr. Obama:It is with a measure of regret that I must recommend to the review committee that our firm decline to renew your contract, based on non-performance of the following deliverables:Deliverable 1: National Security. This is the key deliverable for your role in our organization. Failure here is critical, and, while there will be inevitable setbacks and unforeseen developments, your performance here has been substandard. While I have frequently recommended to the management a more restrained policy on overseas matters —...
  • Movie review: '2016: Obama's America' starts solidly, then loses its way

    08/25/2012 4:50:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-25-12 | chris hewitt
    It's the last half-hour that gets nutty. That's when D'Souza attempts to argue that -- hold onto your hats -- Obama got elected to his first term so he could wait four years, get elected again and then, like some Manchurian candidate, shift the world's power to Second and Third World countries. D'Souza trots out a few people who agree with him but it's mostly guilt-by-association. There's no supporting evidence, even if you buy the connection the filmmaker makes to Obama's father's radical dislike of colonial powers.
  • 2016 -- Obama's America (movie review by Neal Boortz)

    08/23/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Nealz Nuze ^ | August 23, 2012 | Neal Boortz
    Yesterday afternoon I finally found the time to head to a theatre to see 2016 Obamas America, a movie based on Dinesh DSousas book The Roots of Obamas Rage. In the book DSousa tried to determine just what was driving Dear Rulers rage (dare we say hatred?) against successful wealthy Nations and Americans?
  • Liberal Clichs 101: Abstract Democracy and Unity

    07/12/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2012 | Bruce Walker
    Jonah Goldbergs Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas provides a quick, enjoyable, highly readable analysis of the memes employed by progressive argumentation. Repeated often enough, these clichs seemingly have a ring of what faux conservative comic Stephen Colbert would call truthiness. Therefore, a field guide such as Goldbergs is in order to better enable those who would identify and refute such liberal claims that either stall or prevent completely honest and open public policy discourse. Liberals or progressives or what-have-you arent the only portion of the political spectrum subjected to Goldbergs opprobrium. Conservatives also take...
  • Madison-based Appeals court vacates order on the review of recall petitions (WI)

    02/04/2012 11:51:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2-3-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - A state Court of Appeals on Friday vacated an order requiring election officials to more aggressively check for duplicate and fictitious signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. The Madison-based appeals court took that step because it found the trial court judge had improperly barred Democratic recall committees from intervening in the case brought by the Republican governor. Walker's campaign in December sued the state Government Accountability Board, arguing it did not plan to do enough to find duplicate and fictitious names on the petitions. The recall groups tried to intervene in the case, but Waukesha County Circuit Judge...
  • Barack Obama unable to register for State Primary as Alabama reviews his eligibility...

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  • James Wesley, Rawles' New Book: "Survivors"

    11/08/2011 5:24:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 11-7-11 | James Heiser
    Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse is the second volume in Rawles series of novels about the coming collapse of American society and the global economy. Survivors like his previous novel, Patriots is set in the very near future, in a time which Rawles calls The Crunch. The Crunch is the time in which the all the bills of living in a post-industrial, post-agricultural nation built on fiat money have come due. With the vast majority of its citizens addicted to the unsustainable, post-modern American way of life a life defined by an ignorance of...
  • Book Review: "Gunfight"

    10/30/2011 6:41:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    neontommy.com ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Kay Chinn
    In Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, the constitutional law professor Adam Winkler tries to find a middle way to sober the debate between gun rights and gun control, with remarkable storytelling. Gun rights and gun control are not only compatible; they have lived together since the birth of America, he writes. In an effort to reveal that secret history of America, he tells stories about both pro-gun extremism and gun control advocacy. He writes the right to bear arms is "one of the oldest and most firmly established rights in America" and one that...
  • White House won't seek to delay High Court healthcare review (Commiecare deathwatch)

    09/27/2011 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/11 | Sam Baker
    White House won't seek to delay High Court healthcare reviewBy Sam Baker - 09/26/11 06:02 PM ET The Obama administration opened the door Monday for the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionally of the healthcare law before the next election. It opted not to seek a delay in the legal process, leaving little doubt that the court will rule on President Obamas controversial legislation just months before he faces voters. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in August that the healthcare laws individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional. The Justice Department declined to ask the full...
  • They're after Sheriff Joe again!!!

    09/13/2011 3:48:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    .Failed criminal investigations of politicians and judges by America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff were put under a microscope in a disciplinary hearing launched Monday ....