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Archive for March, 2012

Crunchy pulp goodness: Danger 5

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

From our cousins down under (i.e. the Australians) comes this delightfully campy WWII Spy Spoof “Danger 5.”

Episode 1: The Diamond Girls

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

“Call me weird, but if Texans have to brandish an ID to buy cigarettes or beer, coach a youth football team, see an R-rated movie, cash a check, buy Sudafed or spray paint, pick up their children from school early, rent a video, open up a P.O. Box, pick up tickets at will call for a Bon Jovi concert, or rent a kayak to float down the Guadalupe then I don’t think it is too much to ask that a person who waddles up to a voting booth to elect our next president prove that he or she is here legally. Voting is a sacred honor for legal citizens, and I pray to all that is holy that Texans fight Holder and his boss’s overreach into state voting laws like a pit bull.”

Doug Giles

About that leftist double standard…

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Warrior Way

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Warrior Way

Cowboys and Ninjas. Hell ya! Good cast, lots of action, including much, much sword fu, knife fu and gun fu. Plus a seriously bad bad guy. Worth the popcorn.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Can we learn from history?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

First, let’s review a post I made back in July 2008:

Oil down, dollar up since Bush rescinded drilling restrictions

Remember the leftist mantra about how “if we started drilling now, it wouldn’t effect prices for 10 years.” Well, they got that wrong too, just like Barak Obama’s predictions about the Troop Surge in Iraq. 100%, flat out wrong again. Yes, there is a pattern here.

Then, lets review the current President’s energy policy of restricting domestic energy production and the results of those polices, i.e. steadily rising gas prices and the dollar losing value.

I’m pretty sure those lefties who called GW Bush “the worst President ever” got it seriously wrong.  Our Dear Leader has clearly claimed that title.

Sunday SciFi: John Carter

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Saw John Carter last night, in 3D on an IMax screen.

Excellent adventure flick by one of the early masters of the genre, Edgar Rice Burroughs.  It was based on the first of the John Carter of Mars books, A Princess of Mars.  It was written 95 years ago (1917), so it’s in the public domain.  You can download it from the Gutenberg site or get the Kindle version for free.

The show was completely sold out and the audience was a mix of young and old, including a lot of families.  Glad I saw on the big screen.

Update: Ed Morrissey reviewed John Carter and gave it a thumbs up as well.

John Carter has plenty of surprises and edge-of-the-seat action all the way to the very end.  It won’t win a nomination for Best Picture, but as a fun adventure and popcorn movie, it’s terrific and smarter than most, especially this time of year.  Don’t be surprised at the end if you’d like another trip to Mars very soon.

John Carter is rated PG-13, with a lot of violence, some of it quite bloody (even if the blood might be another color at times) and very intense.  It has no foul language or nudity — a few skimpy outfits for Collins, but nothing one wouldn’t have seen on a Xena: Warrior Princess episode.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Navy SEALs

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Navy SEALs

This movie was made in 1990, back when Hollywood wasn’t afraid to have Muslim terrorists be the bad guys. Charlie Sheen pulled off what was a badly written character as well as it could be expected. It was Michael Biehn who really shined in this film though. This was the first of at least three times he play a Navy SEAL. A good action flick where the bad guys get shot, stabbed, drown and blown up. Think of it as low budget way to get ready for Act of Valor, which is current playing in theaters and has real Navy SEALs playing the Navy SEALs. It also has Muslim terrorists as bad guy, which bucks the trend Hollywood has been following. A trend that has resulted in movies that suck and don’t make much money.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Quote of the Day

Friday, March 9th, 2012

“While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party conservatives they’re working state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House. See, they understand, they’ve read the Constitution. If you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows, okay? Break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in the hole. What put you in the hole is borrowing 38 cents of every dollar you spent. That’s what put you in the hole, pure and simple. Everything else is political spin.”

— on-air editor of CNBC Business News Rick Santelli explaining a key difference between the Tea Party and the Occupy Movement

What is the left’s problem with Free Speech

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Seriously, why does the left uniformly try to silence anyone who dares to disagree with them?

Latest example, democrat Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, who wants conservative voices removed from the public airways.

Just why are those on the left afraid of the free and open exchange of ideas?  Is it because they know their policies would not survive in a truly open and honest exchange of ideas?


Quote of the Day

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

“Barack Obama has been a terrible president in many ways, but perhaps his most poisonous legacy is his cynical fomenting of partisan hate to advance his own political interests. After three years, we have learned that ‘hope’ is not the word that we should associate with the Obama presidency.”

John Hinderaker