Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

Thought of the Day



The warning here is one about bureaucracy, government, and human nature. This crisis, like all crises before it, whether real or phony, always engenders "temporary" measures. For those not up on their history, the crisis of First World War brought about the imposition of the federal income tax that was intended only to last for the duration. The armistice went into effect on 11/11/18. That's 1918, not 2018, which means that that temporary measure is now a little over 101 years old. It should be noted that every red cent of revenue generated since our war debt was paid off has gone to fuel an ever-growing, ever-intrusive, ever-incompetent bureaucracy that is wielded of, by and for the Left to destroy our individual freedoms and make us little more than slaves or serfs. Because that is the nature of bureaucracy; not to solve or end a problem (doing so would obviate their continued existence), but to expand and gain ever more power. And sadly, that is also the nature of human nature, which is the very reason why the Founders rebelled against the crown in 1776 and what defines "exceptional" in American exceptionalism. That is, America as founded was supposed to be the exception to the darker side of human nature and the tyranny and oppression that came before it.

J. J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ


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Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Take the Test





So, skiff or dinghy?

Asking the important questions, always.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

 

Thought of the Day



Our elite is full of self-important morons who contribute nothing but more dumb in a time when the only thing we have a surplus of is dumb. The real hero is the guy who trucks in a load of whole wheat bread, ribeyes, and low-priced cabernet to the Trader Joe’s, not the Prius-piloting sissy with a Maddow fetish who shops there. The people our elite laughed at, scoffed at, poked at, are the very people who are going to rescue us from the mess that same elite helped make. 

Kurt Schlichter

Comic relief:


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

 

State of the Union






Race Bannon (or Doc Savage with receding widows peak), President Trump, and Darth Sidious at the 2020 State of the Union. Jedi mind trick to make us think it was Speaker Pelosi, obviously.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

 

Oscar Prediction Results 2020



Here is how I did (not great):


The big nine:


Best Picture-- 1917 WRONG it was Parasite (it is rare a foreign movie wins both)
Best Leading Man-- Joaquin Phoenix
Best Leading Lady-- Renee Zellweger
Best Supporting Actor-- Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actress-- Laura Dern
Best Foreign Film-- Parasite
Best Director-- Sam Mendes WRONG it was director of Parasite Bong Joon-ho
Best Screenplay, Original-- Parasite
Best Screenplay, Adapted-- JoJo Rabbit (but it could be Little Women)


Some not very difficult calls:

Cinematography-- 1917 (see above)
Animated Feature-- Toy Story 4
Art Direction-- 1917 WRONG, it was Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood
Original Song-- (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (but who actually gives a fuck?)
Film Editing-- Ford v. Ferrari
Sound Editing-- 1917 (always go with the loudest movie in this category) WRONG, I guess Ford v. Ferrari, the winner, was pretty loud too.
Sound Mixing-- 1917 (because sound editing is completely different from sound mixing and 1917 has them both down cold)
Visual Effects--  1917 (OK, this is getting monotonous)
Score-- Joker



Here are the not easy at all rest:

Makeup-- Joker WRONG it was the nearly unwatchable Bombshell
Costume Design-- Little Women (but it could be Tarantino's best in a long time)
Documentary-- American Factory (but it could be Honeyland because that lost in Foreign Film category)

Here are the next to impossible to call:


Animated Short-- Hair Love (but it could be any of them)
Live Short-- The Neighbor's Window (but it could be any of them)
Documentary Short-- Learning to Skateboard one (but it could be any of them)

So, I only missed five, but two of them were in the big nine, Best Picture and Best Director. I like South Korean movies (except for the rampant incest) and I am happy this one won in many major categories. I guess I should go see it now.



I'm glad Pitt won. His was the only movie I liked last year.

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Saturday, February 08, 2020

 

Take Them to the Bank Oscar Predictions




Apathy for these awards continues but I will make the following predictions:

The big nine:


Best Picture-- 1917 (apparently we are all suckers for fake one-takes)
Best Leading Man-- Joaquin Phoenix
Best Leading Lady-- Renee Zellweger
Best Supporting Actor-- Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actress-- Laura Dern
Best Foreign Film-- Parasite
Best Director-- Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay, Original-- Parasite
Best Screenplay, Adapted-- JoJo Rabbit (but it could be Little Women)


Some not very difficult calls:

Cinematography-- 1917 (see above)
Animated Feature-- Toy Story 4
Art Direction-- 1917
Original Song-- (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (but who actually gives a fuck?)
Film Editing-- Ford v. Ferrari
Sound Editing-- 1917 (always go with the loudest movie in this category)
Sound Mixing-- 1917 (because sound editing is completely different from sound mixing and 1917 has them both down cold)
Visual Effects--  1917 (OK, this is getting monotonous)
Score-- Joker



Here are the not easy at all rest:

Makeup-- Joker
Costume Design-- Little Women (but it could be Tarantino's best in a long time)
Documentary-- American Factory (but it could be Honeyland because that lost in Foreign Film category)

Here are the next to impossible to call:


Animated Short-- Hair Love (but it could be any of them)
Live Short-- The Neighbor's Window (but it could be any of them)
Documentary Short-- Learning to Skateboard one (but it could be any of them)

So, still no MC? OK, not watching then.





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Saturday, February 01, 2020

 

Celebrate Good Times, Come On



Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves (kinda)! England will no longer be EU slaves!

So let me get this straight. Just when we defeat the Soviet Union, which goes the inevitable way of all socialist endeavors in 1990, and thus helped free Eastern Europe from the tyranny and deprivation of vassal states under the thumb of an unaccountable bureaucracy in Russia, immediately, Western Europe sets out to create a tyrannical, unaccountable bureaucracy for themselves in Belgium?

What the fuck were they thinking?

Let's see if the domino effect really exists. I've got $10 says it does, and we will see it happen over the rest of the decade.

Who bets against me?



UPDATE:

This funny meme nails it. h/t Powerline


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