REVIEW: David Bowie’s “Blackstar”
Today is David Bowie’s birthday, and to celebrate, the 69 year old rock star has released a new album, called Blackstar. The title track is just shy of 10 minutes long and is the most David Bowie song and video of all time. However, the seven-song album is filled with tracks that all sound totally different, but each is very much the classic Bowie that drew confused | Read More »
The Return of Independence Day
Are you ready to see America save the world? Want to watch us kick the aliens back out of here? Want to see us come back and do what we do best – win? No, friends, this isn’t a campaign post for Donald Trump. It’s the release of the new movie Independence Day: Resurgence. After 20 years, Fox Studios is going to give us a sequel to Independence Day. | Read More »
VIDEO: New David Bowie song possibly the most David Bowie song ever
David Bowie is releasing a new album on January 8, 2016, the date of his 69th birthday. A few years back, he released The Next Day, an album that was only partially reminiscent of the David Bowie we’ve all come to know and love and somewhat question the sanity of. This new album, Blackstar, is possibly going to be the most David Bowie thing ever, and the | Read More »
REVIEW: Adele’s “25”
Adele made headlines a few weeks ago with the release of the first single from her new album, 25. The single, “Hello,” was everything we expected of an Adele song – everything about it was beautiful, yet miserable. The announcement of the album wasn’t much more uplifting. She referred to it as a make-up album, saying she was “Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I | Read More »
The Future of Education Needs to Change
Lately, the news has been dominated by several topics of immediate importance to the U.S. and the world around us. In the Middle East, and sense of stability has come crumbling down and has given way to potential dominance by Iran and Russia. Our allies in Israel feel even less safe with the Obama administration constantly calling on them to be nicer to the poor | Read More »
#Gotham Season One: The Long Game
As our Dear Leader will not have had a chance to see the season finale of Gotham yet, I will refrain from posting spoilers. When it was first announced that there was going to be a series on Fox that would serve as a “pre-Batman Gotham City story,” I was somewhat skeptical. As RedState’s Foremost Batman Expert and DC Comics optimist, however, I was sure | Read More »
A Culture of Ineptitude, Blame and Laziness
There is very much a cultural problem in the White House, and it is not (at those at MSNBC will already be pointing fingers and trying to accuse me of saying) a racial one… Hell, how could it be? This is has been an administration of incredible whiteness and little to no diversity beyond what previous administrations have had. No, friends, this is a culture | Read More »
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Every October, I switch various social media profile pictures to this ribbon. We know what the pink stands for, considering we see it all the time on a football field. Players wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness month, which is a fine enough cause to believe in and support. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women, and it | Read More »
You Have a Purpose
We live in such a screwed up world, mainstream culture is increasingly submitting the fringe to be normal and the normal to be fringe. Boys and girls are more and more taught that they can pick their own gender adventure. The prominent scientific voices tell us we are accidents of the cosmos — the product of a swerve in nature. Who we sleep with is | Read More »
Race: A Conservative View
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, ought to cause us to pause and reflect on the issue of race in America. It seems like after every incident similar to what is happening in that St. Louis suburb, we hear calls from our friends on the Left for a “national conversation on race”. It is a conversation we have needed to have for decades, and it | Read More »
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, Mike Brown
, Republican Party
, Russell Kirk
, Thomas Sowell
, Zora Neale Hurston
Ask the Redskins: Fighting for your values works.
Conservatives are often painted as the out-of-touch meddlers in culture today. We boycott, we ban, we scold, we stand athwart history. We get laughed at by the left, but we fight anyway.
Hip, moderate, urbane folks tell us this is all wrong. Instead of criticizing culture, standing apart from it, and trying to reject its influences, we’re told we need to be in it, engage with it, and stand up for what we believe in from within.
Today’s politicized action by the US Patent and Trademark Office, canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins, shows that actually, that restraint is what is all wrong. No matter how popular something is, no matter how much the general public at large is fine with it, concerted political activism can and will work.
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The Great Divide
When Christy Lemire reviewed Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomanic Vol. 1″ she described it as “unexpected and so refreshing, especially given its subject matter.” Her review of “Moms’ Night Out” begins with “Depressingly regressive and borderline dangerous, “Moms’ Night Out” peddles archaic notions of gender roles in the name of wacky laughs.” A comedy about mothers going out together “peddles archaic notions of gender roles.” I | Read More »
2014: Victory on a diminished battlefield
Polls pop up here and there, auguring an even worse shellacking for Democrats in 2014 than they received in 2010. The problem is that Republicans stand to win a bigger victory on a diminished battlefield. The Left has worked hard to contract the boundaries of change. Much of what has happened since 2010 was meant to be irreversible. The American people should not accept that, | Read More »
Should the GOP or our side in general de-emphasize social issues?
A question first. What the hell is a social issue exactly? As best I can make it out, something having to do with culture and society of some sorts. Issues we most think of are marriage and abortion. To my subject I recently read a column from PJ Media co-founder Roger L. Simon on his take of social issues. In it he made the point | Read More »
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, marriage privatization
, Progressive Leftist
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How many of us are Dorian Gray?
“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray That quote is really all there is to say about this day and age. Many people have chosen to live by this creed and, with it, have spiraled further and further into hedonism and, | Read More »