What Disney must do to succeed with the new Star Wars
Star Wars is obviously known for being an action-packed space opera leading the industry with innovative special effects. But the movies themselves used intelligent storytelling techniques as they unfolded for the viewers. With The Force Awakens, the franchise now led by Disney must find a new path, as it expands beyond the six films put out by George Lucas. They must find a story to | Read More »
Look, I don’t want to be racist here…
Did Shaun King do a stereotypical white dude thing and rip off his own charity?
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The Very French Donald Trump Revolution
Although he was an Englishman (by way of Ireland), Sir Edmund Burke is often considered the intellectual father of American conservatism. As a member of the British House of Commons in the 1770s, Burke forcefully defended American independence and preached eloquently that the British crown should allow the American continent the democratic rule they so clearly desired. In his way, he was considered a liberal of his | Read More »
Lies By Omission
In their zeal to represent the absurd actions of their clients at the Texas Ethics Commissions, the Texas Attorney General’s office has resorted to telling lies in paperwork designed to provide face-saving cover for a state rogue agency. As the Attorney General, Paxton and his staff have as their first responsibility to represent the truth – not adopt the win-by-any-means tactics of shady ambulance chasers. | Read More »
The Best And Perhaps Only Reason To Vote For Donald Trump
Other than an excuse to crack a good bottle of bourbon and watch the panic, I mean. In the 1960s, a German communist named Rudi Dutschke reformulated one of the concepts of Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, that of “cultural hegemony”, into the memorable phrase “a long march through the institutions.” By this he meant that the way for communism to succeed in the West wasn’t | Read More »
Dublin Turns Landmark Spire Into Insanely Humongous Lightsaber For Star Wars Premiere
How awesome is this? Incredibly awesome. The Spire of Dublin has a new look this week in honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Spire is over 350 feet tall and dominates the skyline. Using mostly lighting, they changed it into what is surely the largest ever representation of a lightsaber. It’s really breathtaking, as you can see in this video: #starwars #dublin #spire | Read More »
Goodbye and God Bless
“I have been blessed beyond measure, my cup overflows, the grace of our Lord sustains me, and He guides me on paths on which I’m unworthy to walk. I go where the good Lord leads. ” I have had six months to plan for this post and as a now professional wordsmith I am struggling here on a plane home from Las Vegas to put | Read More »
The Fundamental Flaw at the Heart of Ted Cruz’s and Marco Rubio’s Campaigns
“Arguing about how pure a conservative either Cruz or Rubio is, is like arguing over FL and IF diamond clarity.” When ran for the Senate, I backed him in 2009. He was around three percent in the polls. I declared his candidacy a hill to die on. I’d do it all over again. I adore the guy. Jim DeMint and the Senate Conservatives Fund followed. | Read More »
Chris Matthews Tells the Media Research Center to “Go To Hell” (VIDEO)
It’s hard for any conservative to forget Chris Matthews describing the intimate moment of Obama giving him a “thrill up his leg.” It was insanely awkward. The jokes were endless. Just in case anyone has forgotten, here is the clip from 2008: So what’s even better than that? Chris Matthews getting so irritated at someone mocking him for that statement that he literally pushes them | Read More »
Woman Thinks Hitler Tweeted About Trump; Supporters Cheer Something Trump Did Not Say (VIDEO)
It never ceases to amaze me how gullible some people can be. Granted, when the Kimmel show does this “Lie Witness News”, I suspect — or hope — there are some people who get it and you never see them on camera. Even so, the very fact that some people not only believe what they are told, but claim to have seen or heard about | Read More »
I Love Santa
What is this idea that Santa Claus somehow detracts from celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ? I grew up in a Christian household that loved Santa and, as pretty much anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter can attest, I still really like Jesus. Believing in Santa Claus and loving Jesus are hardly mutually exclusive.
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Medi-Cal Medicaid program in California being sued for being… racist?
Activists object to California’s Medi-Cal Medicaid program acting exactly as designed; to wit, filing and forgetting poor people.
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Women in the Military
Last week, the Department of Defense announced it was opening frontline combat roles to women. I believe this change in policy will prove to be a mighty mistake. I say this not as a military expert but as one who has observed political dynamics for some time. The Secretary’s decision will now unleash political forces that in the end will make our military weaker. All | Read More »
No, Wheaton College Did Not Put Larycia Hawkins On Leave For Expressing Solidarity With Muslims
Christian conservatives should not be shy about standing up for Wheaton College right now. It is getting attacked after putting Professor Larycia Hawkins on leave. The public relations campaign waged on Larycia Hawkins’ behalf would have you believe she was put on leave for pledging solidarity with muslims. That is simply not true. Professor Hawkins put on a veil, took a picture, and announced on | Read More »
In Defense of Hugh Hewitt and Ben Carson
Last night, the crowd booed Hugh Hewitt for a question he asked of Ben Carson regarding the less glamorous side of war. In an exchange with Carson on engaging in the Middle East, he asked if Carson is okay with killing “thousands of kids” rather than using drone strikes to take out the enemy in limited strikes. Carson, who made his name in medicine by | Read More »