Thursday, June 26, 2008

Review of SAW II

Boring, blah-blah-blah, blood, gore, blah-blah-blah, did I mention boring. I could have strapped a mini-cam on the top of my cats head, let him into the yard to explore, and come up with a more hart stopping, scary, and macabre film. This movie is all marketing and no movie. It gets a 1

Review of Speed Racer

Finally a movie with worse dialogue than Star Wars. Then again this remake is a remake of a cartoon with god-awful dialogue. The people who did the visuals for this film are clearly LSD addicts. It is a shame that the hippee's of 1969 didn't have this film to trip out to.
You will like this movie if you like a B-movie on speed. You will hate this movie if you are looking for a dramatic retelling of the grand saga of Speed Racer. If you sought the latter then you are clearly nuts since Speed Race, the cartoon pretty much sucked to begin with.
I now await the movie version of Limpy the Lion and Harty-har-har! Or perhaps the remake of my daughters ultra-sound video?
film gets a 5

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

James Dobbson has NO faith

James Dobbson, practically every time he opens his mouth, show how little he is willing to believe in God. How little he understands the almighty power he claims to worship. He says that he takes his scripture seriously. Well so do we who understand all too well that to sit in a church and sing songs is NOT what we are called to do. Christ NEVER even mentioned going to church. He said that if we loved him we were to feed the sheep. In other words serve each other. God does not need our service. God is GOD. Saint James is also clear that the whole point of the Christian mission is not to serve God but to help the poor, the widow, the orphan.

This is not serving God but pleasing to God. By claiming to be a servant of God a man sets himself as God's better. Since to serve is to help and God, the Alpha and the Omega, needs no help. If you ever asked for help it is because you cannot complete the task yourself. This is because as mortals were imperfect and limited. God is not limited and therefore in no need of help. Feed the hungry, cloth the naked, house the homeless, and let us serve each other.

St. James:
"If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet," have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?"

Remember it was those conservative churchmen, in bed with the Roman government, who had Christ arrested and killed. And again, when Christianity seemed to triumph against Pegan Rome, the churchmen who were in power with the Emperor mercilessly hunted down and killed anyone who disagreed with them. Hence the Great Schism, and all the other little Schisms over the last 2000 years.

Yes we liberals take Scripture very seriously. In fact more seriously than the pretender Dobbson does. He can continue to worship his celestial cripple, while we please God by helping our fellow human beings to live better lives. And as Christians they will know us by our Love.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Obama's master far

Yesterday Obama came closer to flattening the power structure in an Obama administration. By using only small donation funds he has insulated his Presidency from the anemia caused by reliance on supporting packs to populate cabinet offices. By keeping his finances his own he has instantly added a huge amount of personal power and freedom to Obama the President. Where as McCain will be more beholden than ever to interest groups and packs who control his funds, and hence his actions as a campaigner and potential President.

Obama continues to show his brilliance as a politician.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Media Observations

There is an obvious bias toward and at the same time against Obama. Every story I have read or heard is about what Obama needs to do to connect. There is never any story about what McCain needs to do. The media salivates over the Obama candidacy and also still labors under the misconception that Obama is something other than the best politician to come out of America in the last 40 years.

He is not perfect, but he is a leader, and inspiration, and some one who will fundamentally alter the worlds view of American power. No longer will the face of America be a rich, old, white guy. He has the potential of really opening up the next decade for American power in a way that was shut down by the current crop of political hacks. McCain is not only a continuation of something that has proved a disaster, he is a continuation of a vision of America that is broken, and whose glory has faded.

The media is always a bit behind the curve and this election is no exception. Obama is the best hope for regaining American supremacy in world affairs. There are all sorts of adult decisions that have to be made and he seems like the only candidate who is willing to make them.

McCain, who has a great life story too, has shown too much of the old school. He simply is far too willing to be the tool of somebody else. His organizational ability is weak, his team is weak, his plans are weak, and though he can crack me up, is not the leader America need.

The media, what do I mean by that term? Well for me it is not really TV. I do not watch much TV news. Mostly it is mainstream news sites on the web and the radio.
Radio is such beastly assortment of demagoguery, spin, over simplification, bold faced lies, and other such nonsense that I find it very difficult to listen to any "side" The conservatives have a large advantage on the radio, but the liberals are coming along too. Both sides, in my opinion, hurt more than they help. My advice would be to tune all of them out. They all do nothing good for the American citizen.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Obama and us or U.S.

"First black man as nominee" is oft said in the last several days. Well he is half white and half black. He's got as much white in him as he has black in him. Yet here he is that "articulate" black man. I think I have had an epiphany. As a lover of history I know that there have been many African Americans, who could and can out talk European Americans. And of course the reverse is true too.

The problem, or potentially the opportunity, faced by Obama is that most of white America has not really had to listen to an African American. "Those people" could easily be tuned out. The race problem was there problem. Their past was their problem. Their neighborhoods were their problem. And we white people could ignore them if we wished and we did wish.

They had "their leaders" the "leaders of the Black Community" and we could admire them or detest them from afar and continue living our white lives with the "real" leaders all white and rich. Now for the first time a man that looks black might be our leader, our representative, our voice. For me I am glad it is Obama since I think he has the smarts to make good choices.

I wish we would delve just a little deeper into our own psyche. After all there have always been black Americans of prominence from the very beginning of our nation. So it should really be no big deal right? Well it is a big deal. To me who will work for him and vote for him, and to those who still do not want "those people" making decisions.

We all need to get used to change. To the idea that a black man will speak for us, all of us. Maybe next time it will be a woman? Somebody has to start things off and this time it will be Obama. Some day in the future nobody will care if the nominee is a woman or a black man, or gay, or ten feet tall or a midget. We will hopefully pay more attention to what they want to do and how they want to do it.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


It is ironic that the last time the Democratic Party had such a contentious primary season it was 1968, forty years ago. So very much has changes, and at the same time nothing has changed at all.

There is a Texan in the White House that is very unpopular, and can't win a war that he has been waging for four years. Both parties were offering candidates who were not keen on continuing the war. And the nation was facing great domestic challenges.

If RFK had lived the war in Vietnam would have ended much sooner. And with that boondoggle over and done with we might have been able to concentrate on the deteriorating situation in the middle east. But this did not happen.

What did happen was that an angry Palestinian, who was angry with the US sail of weapons to Isreal, appointed himself god, and killed Robert Kennedy. The ruinous situation in Palestine now should, in some part, be laid at the feet of Sirhan Sirhan. Just as the desolation of the South after the Civil War should also be attributed in no small part to Booth. Killing the men who offer the best hope for humanity to prosper is a piss poor thing to do.

Protest at the Republican Convention not the Democratic morons!

I heard that some morons are going to go to Denver to protest and basically act like their grandparents back in '68 in Chicago. My advice to these retarded people is please, if you are going to protest don't waste it in Denver. Go to the Republican Convention and do it there. Do not screw up our convention by making us out to be a bunch of hippy-wanna-be's.

I am all in favor of protests. But I am also in favor of protesting the people that need it the most. And Obama is not the one who needs a talking to.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Scott McClellan and his book

I have yet to read Scott McClellan's book. I have heard him on several talk shows, most notably Fresh Air. Whenever I heard him at the WH press briefings he always came across as the man with the most thankless job in Washington. Reality was so plain to see yet McClellan had to steadfastly deflect reality based questions. He did so as well as any man could.

While his superiors could hide behind lawyers, rightwing talk show hosts, the aloofness of "executive privilage" McClellan had to be regularly fed to the dogs. Now, when he is free to exercise his right to speak his mind, they call him a traitor. The traitors calling McClellan a traitor? That is rich.

The reason the McClellan, like many other x-WH people, come out with stories and views diametrically opposed to the White House line, is only that people simply can't live in unreality forever. Once they escape they need to clear their heads from all the nonsense and spin. How else could we expect them to live with themselves? It wastes so much energy and is so exhausting keeping a lie alive. The truth, able to stand on its own, is far easier to deal with.

Good-on-ya Scotty!