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  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 45 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...
  • Black Rifle Coffee--Review

    03/14/2017 5:10:13 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 49 replies
    Vanity | Jazminerose
    The coffee drinker in the house, my husband, tried his Black Rifle coffee this morning and offered up his review. He says it's every bit as good as evil Starbucks, but smoother. In fact, he reports that the Black Rifle is 'incredibly smooth'. Four and one half stars.
  • Overnight Regulation: House Republicans highlight top rules for rollback [Obama failed 2 follow CRA]

    01/27/2017 12:24:16 PM PST · by WENDLE · 32 replies
    The Hil ^ | January 25,2017 | BY TIM DEVANEY AND LYDIA WHEELER
    THE BIG STORY House Republicans unveiled their plan of attack against Obama-era regulations Wednesday, highlighting the top rules they plan to roll back. The Labor Department's blacklisting rule, Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) stream protection rule, Interior Department's methane emissions rule, a disclosure rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and an obscure gun regulation from the Social Security Administration (SSA) top the list of regulations Republicans are targeting. GOP lawmakers will turn to the Congressional Review Act to strike down these rules.
  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

    12/09/2016 8:03:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Monaco said during an event hosted by the...
  • President-Elect Trump Did Not Create the Movement, It Created Him [NR still dissing Trump]

    11/09/2016 10:35:39 AM PST · by catnipman · 39 replies
    national review ^ | 11/9/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Trump succeeded in refashioning himself as a populist champion.
  • Review: The War on Guns by John Lott

    10/12/2016 5:46:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    John Lott is the most admired and the most vilified of researchers on the effects of laws that restrict gun ownership and being armed in public, and the effects of the reform of laws that restrict gun ownership and bearing arms in public.His research is well accepted among his peers, and vilified by those who disagree with his results. John had to learn the hard way that honest science about guns and gun laws is not welcome in most of academia.Unfortunately, academia has, in large part, been taken over by people who are ignorant of guns and gun legislation,...
  • 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 Review…the 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 Review’s Real Problem isn’t with Trump, it’s 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. It’s not just the New York Times and CNN, but outlets like William F. Buckley’s 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 Trump’s message, more and more people are coming out to hear and support the one candidate who appears to have listened to them–and is leading the charge as opposed to opining from behind the RNC’s 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 won’t 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...