I started blogging about the sequel, which I just saw this weekend, and realized that I was writing about the first movie almost more than the second one. So here’s a much delayed post about what might be my favorite movie of the new millennium. Five Reagans, baby. That’s right. All five.
Entries from June 2009
June 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments
June 23rd, 2009 · 11 Comments
In all the commentary on the John Ensign adultery debacle, there’s a tremendous lack of common sense or honesty, replaced instead by the kind of tribalism sourced from the same “logic” that makes Vikings fans think Brett Favre actually sucks (unless he decides to play for the Vikings). It’s understandable. Conservatives want to rally around [...]
June 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments
So creepy Old Man Letterman finally issued another apology, one slightly less weak than the first. It actually included the words “sorry” and “apologize,” unlike the first go at it. It was still littered with explanations and excuses, but what else do you expect from a guy who’d tell a “joke” like this in the [...]
June 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment
I recently bought a new car. I test drove an Accord I really liked, but knowing I needed to be careful not to get sucked in (and having a smarter-than-me wife who reins me in), I told them I wanted to go test drive some other brands of cars. The saleswoman said, “That’s fine – [...]
June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments
As a former sailor, I have to appreciate this line from Instapundit: Drunken sailors generally spend cash that they’ve already earned themselves, rather than running up debt to be paid by others. If our politicians started spending like drunken sailors, it would in fact represent a dramatic improvement. I can only imagine the damage we [...]
June 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments
California has long boasted one of the most “generous” public welfare systems in the nation. Now they’re talking about doing away with it completely for lack of funds. The horrible irony is that the one thing led to the other.
June 7th, 2009 · 5 Comments
I award this movie 2 out of 5 Reagans, and it’s lucky to get that. The attempted political message embedded in the movie is horrifyingly laughable, although I appreciate the rich blog fodder it provides.
June 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment
My friend Ron at Local So-and-So posted this today, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it, too. This speech never fails to get me a little choked up, both for the story of the heroism during D-Day, and also for the man who so effectively conveyed it across the generations.
June 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments
The very liberal Mother Jones magazine has a fascinating piece about the nominee’s lack of writing skills. As a lawyer, I can’t stress how happy this makes me.
June 4th, 2009 · Comments Off
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft will ship jobs overseas if Obama’s tax plan passes. Well, duh. The successful entrepreneurs who made up the panel discussion at which this warning (for that’s what it was) was delivered also estimated that the values of those companies that stay in the US (along with their ability to pay good [...]