By John Ruberry I was out of town in July when Detroit, the movie about the destructive 1967 riot and a police attack on a small group of guests at the Algiers Motel, hit the theaters. Directed by Kathryrn Bigelow, who is best known for Zero Dark Thirty and the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker, … Continue reading Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”
I understand the sentiment behind this post suggesting Amazon choose St. Louis for their second corporate HQ A particularly compelling pick, according to my extremely nonscientific “what’s good for America” metric, might be St. Louis — a once-great metropolis fallen on hard times, the major urban center for a large spread of Trump country, the … Continue reading Black LIves Matter exercises their Hecklers Veto on Douthat’s Amazon to St. Louis Plan
There is a bit of a fuss about this piece at Esquire arguing that the rioting and violence by the left at Trump rallies is "is a bad idea" Jesus H. Christ on a satellite feed, stop making it so easy for them. In this piece written before San Jose he describes the violence at … Continue reading The missing argument from this Esquire “No Violence” Piece
Michael Corleone: It's not personal Sonny, it's strictly business The Godfather 1972 Yesterday on the Rush Limbaugh show he noted that Bill & Hillary skipped Michael Brown's funeral and teased the question: So why not? Why are the Clintons not there? Oh, there's an answer. It's a simple answer. But since I'm kind of in … Continue reading Why the Clintons weren’t in Ferguson? Votes!
by baldilocks Earlier today, I wrote this on Facebook: Conservatives need to learn the difference between constrained and unconstrained vision of politics, political struggles, and life philosophy in general. I see all too many conservatives in my time line who think that some of us are advocating anarchy because of our wariness of the militarization … Continue reading On Militarization of the Police and Riots
There are some thing that simply defy description: A 13-year-old boy has walked free from court after admitting smashing up a shop with a stolen golf club as his mother said the riots are because the government does "f*** all" for children. Yeah society has treated this woman poorly, how poorly? Lets see: She is … Continue reading 11th Century England meets 21st Century England: Society is to blame
The Doctor: (at the 4:00 min mark) Fellas, the guns, really? I just walked into the highest security office in the United States and parked a big blue box on the rug. You think you can just shoot me? River Song: They're Americans! The Doctor: (Raising his hands over his head) Don't shoot! Definitely no … Continue reading This is the society England has chosen