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You can leave. Really. We won’t stop you.

We really don’t need California.

  • Oranges can be grown in the southwest and southeast. My relatives grow them on their patios in Phoenix.
  • They can keep Disneyland. We have DisneyWorld and several of our states have 6 Flags. And hey! we have DOLLYWOOD!
  • Without the Socialist Republic of California, we still have plenty of beaches.
  • They can have Yosemite. We’ll still have Yellowstone and Glacier and lots of other great parks.
  • They can keep the 9th circuit. Those justices are goofy as hell!
  • Screw their golf courses. There are primo courses all over America and especially in Michigan.
  • Make the entertainment industry stay in Hollywood. We still have NYC (for the time being, that is. Trouble is they have Bloomberg and probably, Weiner next.)
  • We need border patrols because I’m sick and tired of them moving away from the government they hate and then make my states (AZ and NV) just like what they left.
  • We’ll be glad to take their goldfish, hamsters, dogs and cats.
  • They can keep their foreskins. Most of us don’t want our own, let alone theirs.
  • We have lots of room for all the refugee Conservatives and we’ll welcome them with open arms!

You have anything to add that I’ve forgotten, be my by guest adding in the comments.

 

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Atlas Shrugged – My review so take it for what it’s worth

My card carrying capitalist son Michael and I went to see Atlas Shrugged last night. I went in with fairly low expectations and came out feeling like I’d gotten my money’s worth and then some.

I’d waffled for the last 2 days on whether I’d make the 100 mile trip to Las Vegas or not. First I was going and probably alone. Then I wasn’t going. Yes, I’d go. Then, nah, I’d wait for the DVD. And finally, I decided to go and take my son with me. His weekend (his days off) are Thursday and Friday, so I’d hoped that he had no plans tonight after work and he had none.  I knew that he’d like this movie even though he’d never read the book and really didn’t have a clear idea what it was going to be about. On our way to the movie, I gave Michael a quick synopsis.

The reviews that I’d read by the so-called professionals who review movies, panned it. The dialog was contrived, they said, although it was pretty much verbatim Ayn Rand. They criticized the low budget effects and scenes. Yadda yadda yadda: elite critiques from the nose in the air “professionals.”

Honestly, I rarely go by what these guys call good or bad. They don’t live in the same world that I do so they have no basis to make judgements for me.

Early yesterday I wandered over to BigHollywood and read the reader comments to John Nolte’s blog about the movie. (Had I not done so I wouldn’t have known that Andrew Breitbart was an extra in the Reardon’s anniversary party scene. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch for him – he’s there standing with 3 other men by a small stairway with a lamp post on it.) But the readers are the critics that I’m going to trust.  Hands down, they liked the movie. And when I read 3 different posters comment that the audience applauded at the end, I’d read enough and the plan was set that I was going to see this movie after all. Really, how many movies have you seen lately that the audience applauded when it was over?

We went to the 9:30pm show because Michael doesn’t get off work until 8:30. The theater was half to 2/3 full and to my happy amazement, they were all young people.

As far as the movie goes, I’ve seen lots worse out of the mega Hollywood studios (I walked out of Independence Day- it so sucked.)  And for a low budget movie, it was damned well done. And they were pretty faithful to the book. I didn’t find the dialog goofy (again, I walked out of Independence Day) but then I’ve read and listened to the book so I knew what to expect.  The movie never dragged. The director and producers laid down the foundation for the next 2 episodes very well and ended with a great cliffhanger. When the DVD is released, I’ll be buying it.

I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.

And this audience too, applauded at the end.


The mentally ill liberal

As I posted yesterday, an additional 150 people are now unemployed in Las Vegas, primarily because charitable donations are down. Those wealthy individuals and corporations no longer have the tax breaks and just like the rest of us, they are feeling the hit of this horrible economy we are in.

The statist’s answer to our problems is to tax the rich MORE. But it should be now proven to every one that it has a devastating effect on the economy and the employment sector. When Boyd Gaming or Harrah’s stop donating a wing or a floor to institutions like Nevada Cancer Institute or Adleson Hospice, people start losing jobs and no one is being hired.

The wealthy are the job creators. Why is that so hard to understand? And how many more episodes like this one, nationwide, do the statists need to create before they get it? The less money the rich spend – or have to spend – the fewer cabbies, cooks and hotel housekeepers there are; the fewer nurses, back office people, lab techs and administrative assistants facilities like NCI employ.

What I find amazing is that the wealthy liberal left and right coasters – the elite, the ruling class, the academicians, the Hollywood “stars” – want more taxes on profitable (or once profitable) corporations, while at the same time, they are spending less and less money themselves.

This is why I believe that liberals suffer from mental illness: they keep doing the same things over and over, they keep doggedly following the same failed philosophy and never learn that it’s just NOT working.

 


Quote of the Day – Dick Armey

[…] Mr. Armey has one final piece of advice for the new conservative members he has done so much to elect. “The first rule of conservatism,” he chuckles, “is to accept that if you are true to yourself, Hollywood celebrities will never hug you in public. Ultimately, serving the people and upholding the Constitution will be much more satisfying.”

John Fund/WSJ


Campaigning this week with Obama

Ben Feller/AP

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is out to make sure his presence pays for Democrats, launching a three-day fundraising trip on Monday in which he will touch nearly every region of the nation and play up his economic agenda.

His stops include a glitzy Hollywood fundraiser. Oh to be a fly on the wall there: being among the elite who think that Americans are redneck morons who don’t know what’s good for them.

The most important sentence is this one:

By pairing official events with political ones, the White House can bill taxpayers for most of the cost of the trip.

Once again, we will be paying for the Democrat’s campaigns. I don’t know about anyone else but, I don’t want MY tax dollars being used for this. It’s a given that we have to pay for his security, no matter where he goes or what he does, but to pay for him to campaign for his party, really makes me see red – and you, too if you’re reading this.

All together, Obama will visit Wisconsin, California, Washington, Ohio and Florida before returning to the nation’s capital Wednesday night. Each stop involves tight races in states that could be vital to Obama himself in 2012.

The second most important paragraph is that this is about getting him re-elected. But really, those states aside from maybe Florida, are going to go for him again, no matter what. California, Washington and Wisconsin are a lock for him. Ohio and Florida might be iffy. It will be interesting to see how his campaigning will help those candidates.


Bill Whittle and Declaration Entertainment

Bill Whittle and his colleague have started a new movie corporation that emphasizes American values that have been lost in Hollywood for the last several decades. I hope they get the support they need, both financially and from the public.


The making of GE’s “healthymagination” ads. Using Hollywood – again – to dupe America.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Everyone’s heard of the genius of Menlo Park. Well, okay. Everyone who graduated from high school before 1975. Thomas Edison is a crown jewel in American history. He founded General Electric 120 years ago, this year.

Edison was primarily a self-made man. His mother took him out of school at an early age because a teacher called him “addled. ” She taught him at home and being a curious person, he read a lot.

From about age 12, he was mostly deaf. Edison says that being lifted onto a train by his ears, caused his deafness. But being born before the victim mentality was discovered, Edison believed that it was a benefit to be deaf: he could work harder and concentrate better on his inventions.

The list of inventions that came out of his Menlo Park lab, and how they impact our daily lives is  amazing: lightbulbs, phonographs, moving film. The list goes on and on. He held nearly 1100 patents.

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”

Pay close attention to this little documentary and keep in mind that we are paying for all this. This is what GE is today –  Hollywood and government elite, academy award winners:

Without question, these innovations and inventions are amazing and spectacular – a pocket doppler? This is Star Trek technology, Dr. McCoy would feel almost at home in the 21st century.

But the sinister side of all this medical technology and advanced health care can’t be left hidden by all this glamour. The loss of our privacy to the government can’t be diminished by the wonder of these inventions. The role that GE plans to play in the future health care reforms, will not be altruistic. They’re banking on that. You should too.