Bankrupt Country? Start Selling Off Your Assets
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 | Author:

You may be familiar with the dire financial straits in Greece… one solution is to start selling of the islands

A Greek island – yours for the price of a London flat – Europe – World – The Independent.

 

Relations with Communist Countries
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 | Author:

Acquiescing to two communist countries on the same day… Perhaps that’s why they call him the Manchurian Marxist Moslem…

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Useful Political Insights
Friday, December 19th, 2014 | Author:

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. – Doug Larson

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. – Tex Guinan

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. – Adlai Stevenson

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. – Oscar Ameringer

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. – Nikita Khrushchev

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. – Henry Cate

Hat tip to Slick

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A Short History of Life
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | Author:

Interesting perspective:

Of the billions and billions of species of living thing that have existed since the dawn of time, most — 99.99 percent — are no longer around. Life on Earth, you see, is not only brief but dismayingly tenuous. It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.

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Can Cruz be a Real Candidate?
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | Author:

Our nation needs someone like Ted Cruz at the helm…

It should be understood that while many in the media and among the partisans of the so-called moderates in the putative GOP presidential field think Cruz is just another version of past Republican candidates that were more gadflies than serious contenders, he is nothing of the sort.

Cruz is good at playing up the down-home charm, a brilliant debater (a former college champion), and a savvy political tactician with a strong command of the issues and policy options on both domestic and foreign policy. If you’re going to make comparisons to 2012 candidates, imagine someone with the folksiness of Rick Perry, the passion of Santorum on populist and social conservative issues, the debating skill of Newt Gingrich, and the wonkish grasp of details of a Mitt Romney and you have a fair idea of what Cruz brings to the table.

via GOP Establishment Should Fear Cruz Run.

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Cancel a Movie Due to Terror Threats?
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 | Author:

It’s rather ironic that the same day Obama decided to open relations with a communist country (Cuba), the leaders in Hollywood elected to give into threats by another communist country (North Korea)….

The top five theater circuits in North America have decided not to play Sony’s The Interview…

AMC released a statement Wednesday as well, stating, “The recent cancellation of The Interview’s premiere and publicity appearances by its leading talent, and the overall confusion and uncertainty that has been created in the marketplace, brings into serious doubt whether the movie will open at all next week…

via Top Five Theater Circuits Drop ‘The Interview’ After Sony Hack – The Hollywood Reporter.

All of this leads one to believe that our world leadership is not taken seriously.

 

Leftist Jews Conduct Ferguson Protest
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 | Author:

Fools and idiots…  a total lack of perspective and a typical leftist approach:

Tuesday night, far-left Jews in San Francisco and across America opted instead to take the next eight days to shine a light on police violence and to protest that #BlackLivesMatter.

via ‘No Time to Celebrate': SF Jews Conduct Ferguson Chanukah Protest.

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Getting Closer to WWIII?
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 | Author:

These comments are from a man that has studied the nature of war throughout the history of mankind…

“…history’s wars usually start when some opportunistic — but often relatively weaker — power does something unwise on the gamble that the perceived benefits outweigh the risks. That belligerence is only prevented when more powerful countries collectively make it clear to the aggressor that it would be suicidal to start a war that would end in the aggressor’s sure defeat.

What is scary in these unstable times is that a powerful United States either thinks that it is weak or believes that its past oversight of the postwar order was either wrong or too costly — or that after Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, America is no longer a force for positive change.

A large war is looming, one that will be far more costly than the preventative vigilance that might have stopped it.

via Victor Davis Hanson: A large war is looming.

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White People Are Not Good Laughers
Monday, December 15th, 2014 | Author:

This is an interesting perspective:

…comedian Chris Rock discussed preferring all African-American audiences at his HBO concert specials. He explained it frees him to poke fun at black culture and said black audiences laugh better than white audiences.

“Guess what black people laugh better then white people,” Rock said. “They are just better laughers. Black people laugh with their feet … white people just kinda laugh from the neck up.”

via Chris Rock: White People Only Laugh from the Neck Up.

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The Updated Exodus Movie
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 | Author:

Missy and I went to see the update of the famous Cecil B. Demille classic, ‘The Ten Commandments’… The new version has been panned by many.  For example one reviewer commented:

When it comes to director Ridley Scott’s artistic and storytelling choices, there’s so much wrong with “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” it’s hard to care about the director’s childish hostility towards religion, which no doubt resulted in a bloodless, brutally boring tale of Moses the Lawgiver.

via ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Review: Behold, the Power of Boredom.

However, I think Missy summed it up best: the writers took the basic story of the Hebrews exit from Egypt ensconced in the bible and took large amounts of Hollywood ‘artistic latitude’ to come up with a poor imitation of the movie ‘Gladiator’.  Instead of a battle between Maximus and Commodus, it’s Moses versus Ramses… The only thing missing was a climatic sword fight to the death.

 

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