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Friday B-Movie Pick: The Last Stand

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenneger is back. He’s in his mid-sixties and makes no bones over being old. He even uses it as a punch line in the movie. The movie was actually pretty good. A bit silly on the plot line, but come on, it’s a Schwarzenneger action movie. Some good actors in as well. Forest Whitaker as the FBI agent who loses the bad guy in the first place. I couldn’t help but think not catching Van Damn in Bloodsport typecast him in this type of role. Also filling out the good actor round up was Luis Guzman as the senior Deputy and Harry Dean Stanton as the gruff old farmer. Oh ya, Johnny Knoxville was in the movie too, more as comic relief, which he as pretty good at. It was a fun flick, with elements of comedy, action and a wee bit of drama. Fire up the popcorn and enjoy.

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Quote of the Day

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

“When the Tea Party burst out on the scene in 2010, the co-opted techniques used by the left to show that they were The People. Popular revolt, demonstrations, rallies, all of it— all of it from the left’s playbook.

This wouldn’t do for the media for many reasons. They immediately attempted to claim the Tea Party was astroturf, artificial. Of course it must be! After all, the media is on The Side of the People, and if we have 30,000 people demonstrating here against the media’s agenda, why, that would mean the media is not on the Side of the People, and that can’t be! So this must be a corporate astroturf campaign paid for by the Koch brothers.

The media continues to despise the Tea Party for putting a lie to the media’s claim that they’re Just on the Side of the People. And they doubly hate the Tea Party because the media are among the people to whom that lie has been exposed.”


Keep in mind that  the left’s lies about the Tea Party being “racist” are just that, lies.

The Tea Party is a cross section of America.

Quote of Day

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Setting the way back machine to 2008 for this quote from the recently elected US Senator Barack Hussein Obama:

“No one should get a free pass to violate the basic civil liberties of the American people – not the President of the United States, and not the telecommunications companies that fell in line with his warrantless surveillance program.  We have to make clear the lines that cannot be crossed.”

Ya, he was lying when he said that.  That is pretty consistent with just about everything else he has said.

The Washington Post praises Fox News

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Yes people, the End Times must be near.  Here we have one of the Washington Post Blogs calling Kudos on Fox News’ Greta Van Sustern for “(very rightly)” body slamming Obama’s perjury committing AG, Eric Holder.

GretaWire nails Eric Holder for the turn of events in which his Justice Department cited Fox News reporter James Rosen, in a leak investigation, as a probable “co-conspirator” in a violation of the Espionage Act. It did so in an expedient pursuit of his personal e-mails. When the department’s efforts were discovered, officials said they never pursued a prosecution of Rosen, despite the whole “co-conspirator” thing.

Greta Van Sustern goes on to point out that the DOJ’s actions were “dirty from the get-go!”

Oh, and expect the Obama Cultists to be either “OK” with the DOJ violating the First Amendment be it was in line with their political views, or for the ones not honest enough to admit that, they will claim this clear violation of the Rights of Free Speech and a Free Press is not “a big deal” and is a “Right Wing Conspiracy Theory.”

Friday B-Movie Pick: Ganster Squad

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Ganster Squad

A decent B movie with good guys, bad guys, gun play and a fair amount of your basic ‘beat-the-crap-out-of-each-other fu. It does leave you making unfavorable comparisons to much better movies, such as LA Confidential. Oh well, get it as rental, fire up the popcorn and make book on the following, was Sean Penn’s fake nose a left over prop from Dick Tracy? Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were good as the pretty couple eye candy. Josh Brolin was so square jawed, he could star in a Noir version of The Middleman. The best acting was actually done by the rest of the Gangster Squad who played their cardboard cutout characters with a delightful twinkle in their eyes.

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The Devil went up to Boston

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

In Georgia, the Devil bet a fiddle of gold for Johnny’s soul.

In Boston, the going market price for a soul is a lottery ticket and a pack of cigarettes.

Monday Book Pick: The Third Girl

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Third Girl by Agatha Christie

It’s been a while since I’ve read murder mysteries. I’ve started back in with some of classics. This is one of her later ones, written in the 1960s. Complete with Beatniks, Mods, and shaggy haired artists on drugs. This one features Hercule Poirot, the fussy Belgian detective, along with a cast of larger than life, yet stereotypical characters, including the dotty old British military officer writing his memoirs.  A fun read.  Agatha Christie mysteries are classics for a reason folks.

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Quote of the Day

Monday, June 17th, 2013

“I think the IRS probe is very high the list of priorities for Obama. It’s right under congratulating the first dyslexic, transgender hockey player. He’s going to be visiting a solar panel farm run by vegans. And he will be giving a medal to a woman who treats obese rodents with hypnotherapy. Then after that maybe they’ll get to the IRS.”

Greg Gutfeld

7 dead, 32 other shot in “gun control” paradise of Chicago

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Chicago, IL. Political birthplace of our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, and under strict democrat rule for decades.

Also home to some of the most draconian “gun control” laws in the country.

The toll for the 2013 Father’s Day weekend: 7 dead and 32 others shot.

This type of violent crime is all too common in places where leftists get their way on disarming law abiding citizens.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Django Unchained

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Django Unchained

Yet another tale of bloody revenge from Quentin Tarantino. He takes on the old American West this time. Django (the D is silent) is a slave rescued by a German bounty hunter, because he can identify three men worth a lot of money dead or alive. The Good Doctor (the German bounty hunter, played by the Oscar winning Christoph Waltz, is also a dentist), finds dead is easier to deal with. He and Django hit it off and become partners. Together they go off to free Django’s wife Brunhilda from the Candyland Plantation in the deep, deep South. Much death and destruction follows. Not much a spoiler, this is a Tarantino movie after all. I say check it out, and I’m pretty sure Joe-Bob Briggs would agree.

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