Report from Louisiana: When do the Book Burnings Begin?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In a move that should be a surprise to no one at this point, the Orpheum Theater in Memphis has pulled the 1939 film, Gone with the Wind, from its annual summer screening after 34 years, citing complaints from offended citizens. In a statement to the New York Times: Brett … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: When do the Book Burnings Begin?

Film and the Culture Wars Part 1 Gunga Din 1939

This is the first of three guest posts I did for Ladd Ehlinger's site back in late 2011.  I'm reprinting them here (With Ladd's permission) because I think the election of Donald Trump is a significant event in the culture wars and these posts (and the follow ups that I intend to write) serve to explain … Continue reading Film and the Culture Wars Part 1 Gunga Din 1939

Saturday Night Sherlock: The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes” 1935

Since it will be quite a while before we get new episodes of "SherlocK" and while Elementary is not bad I'm not a big fan of Dr. Watson's sex change I present for your approval the first of an occasional series of Saturday Night Sherlock Holmes movies, starting with the 1935 classic. The Triumph of … Continue reading Saturday Night Sherlock: The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes” 1935

Barack Obama and The Paint Your Wagon Election

Over the next 15 months, the left, media and the Obama administration will, spare no expense to demonize the potential republican nominees in every possible way. These efforts will likely be very creative, real slick and eat up a lot of funds but no matter how hard they try there is one factor that can't … Continue reading Barack Obama and The Paint Your Wagon Election

Paul Newman, Sarah Palin and short division

Yesterday I found myself after I got home surfing through the free movie channel from Comcast and noticed The Verdict a movie I remembered from 1982. It was a great picture with Jack Warden as Newman's friend who arranged an easy settlement case for the down and out drinking lawyer played by Newman. There is … Continue reading Paul Newman, Sarah Palin and short division