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Election Day: “Forth, and fear no darkness!”

Posted by: Phineas on November 6, 2012 at 11:00 am » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Today is it, folks. The day of decision. After four years of being governed by the most left-wing administration in US History, as well as the most feckless since James Buchanan; after four years of suffering under incompetent boobs (save for their outstanding competence at corruption and cronyism) who treat the Constitution […]


Disturbing: Suspected ‘anti-Islam filmmaker’ taken in for ‘questioning’ by the feds

Posted by: ST on September 15, 2012 at 11:46 am » 19 Comments

Absolutely chilling: Updated at 10 a.m. ET: A man purported to be a filmmaker involved with the anti-Islam video sparking violent unrest in the Middle East and North Africa was escorted by deputies from his Cerritos, Calif., home shortly after midnight Saturday morning, NBCLosAngeles.com reported. Media and law enforcement had been staking out the home at the […]


Culture Wars: Han shot first, and the emasculation of heroism

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In this episode of Afterburner, Bill Whittle looks at how George Lucas has bowdlerized one of the great scenes in the original Star Wars and what it tells us about the cultural elite’s perceptions of heroism and manhood: It’s not for nothing that people still respond to heroes actors like John Wayne, […]


The real legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Posted by: Phineas on January 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas With the release of “The Iron Lady,” there’s been a renewed interest in the person and political career of Margaret Thatcher, in my opinion the second-greatest (1) British Prime Minister of the 20th century. The film has received mixed reviews (also) generally crediting Meryl Streep for a great performance that lifted a […]


Just because the news can be so depressing…

Posted by: Phineas on December 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm » Comments Off on Just because the news can be so depressing…

**Posted by Phineas How about something cheery, such as the first trailer for The Hobbit? Call me a total geek, but I can’t wait. (Crossposted at Public Secrets)


Praise for The Washington Post

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm » 6 Comments

Unlike the New York Times, the Post has some measure of integrity left, even if they sometimes forget where they put it. In this case, they remembered it for a special review of Sean Penn and Naomi Watts’ movie “Fair Game,” about Plamegate, the scandal involving former diplomat (and lying publicity hound) Joe Wilson and […]