This Easter helped me put some things I’ve been thinking about into perspective.
I realize that we’re up against some seriously evil powers intent on destroying everything decent in our nation, with good people and institutions all that stands in their way. However, we can’t defeat those who wish us harm all by ourselves, and must turn to God if we expect to win this fight for the soul of America.
So here is my heartfelt prayer for this country of ours:
Early in Barack Obama’s presidency, I remember seeing a creepy picture someone had photo-shopped to make him look like the Joker from The Dark Knight, portending sinister things to come. Fast-forward five years. I’m afraid they were giving the president way too much credit.
Rather than appearing as some conniving genius mad for power, Obama looks like a fool frantically trying to keep his whole façade of power from crumbling.
Between Barack and a Hard Place
Our POTUS still doesn’t seem to grasp how image shapes perception, especially in the media. For example, he recently appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ Web comedy show, “Between Two Ferns.” Galifianakis’ purpose in this show is to get laughs by asking extremely awkward questions and putting his guests in the worst light possible. That’s the joke: everyone gets to look either rude or foolish.
Obama managed to look both.
Posted in Obama, Obamacare
Tagged ACA, Affordable Care Act, comedy, current-events, economy, health care, humor, media, movies, Obama, Obamacare
It is plainly evident that President Barack Obama doesn’t respect the Constitution of the United States. He’s content to sidestep Congress in order to illegally appoint people to Cabinet positions, change existing laws on his latest whim, and completely ignore laws with which he doesn’t agree.
Why is he setting so many dangerous precedents? Even if you favor his policies, it should concern all of us that he’s being so brazen in overstepping his Constitutional authority to implement them.
Posted in government, Obama
Tagged abortion, big government, constitution, deja reviewer, economy, founding fathers, freedom, government, Obama, Obamacare, prolife
Today we’re honored to have another offering from our friend, the Deja Reviewer! And given the upcoming State Of The Union Speech, this post is particularly timely.
In the 1997 comedy Liar Liar, Jim Carrey plays a dishonest lawyer named Fletcher who is dismayed when he finds himself unable to lie about even the smallest thing one day. This setup results in numerous memorable gags and funny jokes.
One of my favorites is when he drives like a maniac and gets pulled over by a police officer. He’s forced to relate every little misdeed he had just done, such as speeding, changing lanes without signaling, nearly hitting pedestrians, and more. But that’s not all.
The cop then asks if there’s “anything else?”, and Fletcher grudgingly admits that he’s accumulated dozens of unpaid parking tickets, and they’re hidden in the glove compartment.
After this deluge of painful confessions, he sinks into his seat and quietly says, “Be gentle.”
Posted in government, movies, Obama
Tagged Benghazi, comedy, entertainment, government, Liar Liar, Obama, Obamacare, scandal, State Of The Union Speech
What is the point of a holiday? Is it just to have a day (or a week) off from work or school? Is it just to spend time with distant relatives you never spend time with otherwise? Is it just to kick back, have fun, and watch the big game?
Or is it something more?
There’s a line in ‘Rocky‘ that illustrates this point perfectly. Rocky Balboa goes on a date with a girl he likes (Adrian), on Thanksgiving. He’s completely oblivious to that fact, though. Adrian even explicitly points out that it’s a special day, but Rocky responds, “To you, it’s Thanksgiving. To me, it’s Thursday.”
Think about that…
Posted in Christian, Christmas, religion
Tagged birth of Jesus, Christmas, holiday events, Jesus Christ, meaning of Christmas, political correctness, Rocky Balboa, thanksgiving, War on Christmas
Have you noticed how movies normally depict capitalists, executives or business owners?
Whether it’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End with the bizarre portrayal of the head of the East India Trading Company, or the main character in There Will Be Blood, business men (and women) are rarely shown sympathetically, often cast as the default villain.
Honestly, it might seem as if all corporate and/or entrepreneurial movie roles are written to be inherently evil, guilty of the sin of simply being in business.
Thankfully, that’s not always the case, and I’d like to share with you 10 films which actually celebrate hard-working entrepreneurs, and show believers in the free market as heroes.
Posted in conservative, entrepreneur, movies
Tagged America, business, Capitalism, deja reviewer, entrepreneur, Exceptionalism, films, free market, movies, Preston Tucker
We’re honored to have a guest post today from friend-of-the-blog, the ‘Deja Reviewer‘. His post asks a reasonable question, and in light of the actions of so many recently in elected office, it’s probably a question more folks should be asking more often.
When was the last time you truly admired an elected official who represents you? And when I say “admire”, I specifically mean that you understand that this individual:
- Put their pride aside and always tried to do the right thing.
- Served his/her constituents rather than seeking power for its own sake.
- Was morally upright in his/her personal life.
- Was the kind of person you aspire to be.
How many spring to mind?
Can you think of one?
Conservatives, libertarians, and other guardians of liberty today remind me a lot of Jefferson Smith from the classic film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Like Smith, conservatives stand in awe of the U.S. Constitution and the wonderful institutions it created to preserve their freedoms. But then reality hits and they realize that their cherished freedoms are being eroded in the name of graft and good intentions.
It might seem hopeless to turn things around when so much damage has been done. But as Smith rightfully points out, “Lost causes… are the only causes worth fighting for.” That’s because if we are on the right side, it doesn’t matter who opposes us: truth must prevail.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington provides a blueprint for today’s battle and it offers hope that we can win. I’d like to compare that film’s events to our day and express optimism for the future.
Posted in bias, conservative, government, movies
Tagged barack obama, conservatives, deja reviewer, leftist media, movies, Obamacare, occupy-wall-street, Republicans, Tea Party