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Movie Review: The Agony and the Ecstasy

AgonyThumbby Brad Nelson
Maybe I’m turning into Newt Gingrich, but I’ve always liked religious-themed movies. But in this one you get a three-fer: religion, art, and politics. They say that you shouldn’t mix religion and politics. Maybe that’s why I like them, front-and-center, in a movie with stars from an era when star-power and talent could carry a grand theme. More » • (2361 views)

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Book Review: George Washington’s Sacred Fire

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By Peter A. Lillback with Jerry Newcombe. For most of the first one hundred and fifty years after his death, George Washington’s biographers portrayed him as a Christian gentleman. Then during the early to mid-twentieth century this began to change. More » • (1651 views)

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The Palate-Cleansing Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still

EarthStoodStillThumbby Brad Nelson
I made the mistake a while back of watching the 2008 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still. I had to go back and watch the original just to cleanse the palate. The 2008 version was that bad. But the original is certainly a movie that could have been due a remake. More » • (794 views)

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Movie Review: On the Waterfront

BrandoThumb2by Brad Nelson
“Winner of 8 Academy Awards!!!!” — Roger Egbert, Ate the Movies.  •  “A real con-ten-duh for best film ever.” — Film Snobinski, LA Times  •  “I laughed. I cried. I vomited into the sofa.” — Joe Blow, Star Review More » • (1162 views)

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Stubborn Things Pub Chat–Why National Review Online (NRO) and I Parted as Friends

VoltaireThumbby Monsieur Voltaire
It’s not a secret that Stubborn Things was born partially from a growing sense of dissatisfaction with NRO, the site that used to be the favorite watering hole for most posters here. But who started diverging from whom? More » • (3468 views)

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Movie Review: Burn After Reading

BradPittThumbby Brad Nelson
What is a dark comedy? Well, it’s the opposite of the movies that stir the so-called nobler emotions. Dark comedies are about laughing when somebody proverbially slips on a banana peel. That’s the opposite of the warm-fuzzy emotions stirred by Bambi, Tinkerbell, and Avatar. More » • (739 views)

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Don’t Meter Me Bro

ParkingMeterThumbby RobL
The normative experience is liberalism. We’ve been so conditioned that we don’t realize adherence to Leftism has been imposed upon us. Our lack of awareness deliberately cultivated by the Left will further result in the advancement of Leftism and the erosion of our liberties, freedoms, and rights. More » • (2018 views)

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War on Women and DemoLib Hypocrisy

WarOnWomenby Eowyn
San Diego swine herders looking to increase their herd don’t have to look any further than Mayor Bob Filner. Serial groper and misogynist Filner, a DemoLib, served in Congress from 1993 to 2013, and has been  demeaning and harassing and violating female subordinates for years. More » • (964 views)

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Does the Left Think We Are Ducks?

RubberDuckieThumbby RobL
You know those little ducklings and chicks, cute as can be, frantically busting out from their shells and imprinting upon the first object they see? Usually it’s their mother whom they’ll spend the rest of their youth following. This is a necessary mechanism, for if they cannot, they will not survive. More » • (868 views)

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Quotes from the Koran

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These are taken from the Penguin Books Ltd. translation by N.J. Dawood, fourth revised edition 1974 More » • (2744 views)

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Movie Review: Joe Gould’s Secret

JoeGouldThumbby Brad Nelson
This is one of those sort of avant-garde, artsy-fartsy films that I like but that isn’t for everyone. It’s definitely a think piece. I’m very sure that I still need to watch this a second time in order to form a firm opinion about the themes. This movie’s syntax is not comprised of the usual cookie-cutter clichés, arranged in novel order, but still the same clichés. But I don’t need to watch it a second time to confirm that it is interesting. More » • (707 views)

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Reconquering the Discourse—Part 3: Rational Cases against Illegal Immigration, and why Our Elites Want Open Borders

VoltaireThumbby Monsieur Voltaire
If US citizenship were a currency, one day soon it would be trading even with the Vietnamese Dong, thanks to the part ill-conceived, part treasonous policies that our ruling class are foisting on us. More » • (1028 views)

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