What's worse than a poorly-thought out, poorly-edited, poorly-acted nonsensical movie?
A poorly-thought out, poorly-edited, poorly-acted nonsensical kung fu movie.
Chang is a farm worker for his evil uncle. How evil? He's hiding from Chang the fact that Chang is in fact the heir to the estate.
For some reason Chang rescues a sea snail injured by snakes. A beautiful woman appears to him in a dream, telling him he can heal the snail with a drop of his own blood.
The snail transforms into...the beautiful woman. She falls in love with Chang and they marry. Rick Santorum's dire warnings of man/sea snail marriages have come horribly true.
Some nephew flirting and demons later, an evil woman, engaged to the nephew who flirts with the beautiful woman but who wants to marry Chang, convinces the evil uncle to steal the ring that holds the beautiful woman's power.
The evil woman and evil uncle throw the beautiful woman/sea snail into the sea. Sea snail's sisters open a can of jellied pain and the union of man and marine mollusk is preserved.
What I Learned: China's opium epidemic apparently extended well into the 1970s.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This city is about to enact one of the nation’s toughest ordinances requiring its officials to hire locally, over the objections of neighboring counties that say it will hurt their residents.
Under the ordinance, city contractors and subcontractors working on city-financed construction projects worth $400,000 or more would be required to hire at least 20 percent of their workers from San Francisco. The requirement will increase by 5 percent each year until it reaches 50 percent in 2017.
Contractors will be forced to pay penalties if they do not meet the requirement...
Of course, this is the same city council who boycotted Arizona for implementing the same policy, only on a wider geographic scale.
Here's a better idea. The government butts out of the business of business.
Employers should be free to hire whomever they want from whereever they want, and at whatever wage they mutually agree to. The purpose of government is not to use its legal monopoly on violence to bully and coerce people into living by the personal standards of powerholders.
"Watch out for snakes!"
Long before he was Jaws, Richard Keil was an eons-old teenage caveman in this 1962 bomb.
Another one of director Arch Hall, Sr.'s vehicles for his singing, dancing, poor man's Elvis son Arch Hall, Jr., "Eeegah!" is widely known as one of the worst movies ever. So bad, Michael Medved picked it for his book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time." (Actually, Arch Hall, Jr. isn't all that bad. Though, he eventually left films to become an airline pilot.)
In this one, Junior's girlfriend nearly runs over caveman Richard Keil. Her father, a somehow famous adventure book author (played by his father, director Arch Hall, Sr.) sets out to find him in the desert.
When he doesn't return, Junior and girlfriend set out to find her dad/his dad. But not before a long and pointless dune buggy scene. (For some reason, Junior's ownership of a dune buggy seems to be a major plot point.)
Oh, and a forced and seemingly unending musical number, seeing as the entire film was just a reason for Arch Hall, Sr. to push his talented, but not that talented, singing son.
Once they get off their duff and go look for him, Jaws kidnaps the cute girl and keeps her in his cave, along with his/her dad. Oh, and he also keeps thousands of years worth of dead relatives in the cave, whom he talks to.
Junior rescues them, so Jaws follows them to the modern day city to get his girl back. Movie ends with folks cleaning up caveman with a pool skimmer.
Acting, non-rambling dialogue and editing are not strong points. In an infamous scene, as Junior, cute girl and his/her dad walk away from the car, a poorly dubbed voice belonging to none of the actors bellows "Watch out for snakes!"
Despite having few words of actual dialogue and just grunting his way through the film, Kiel's pretty cool in this one. A delightfully and legendarily awful movie.
THIS is why the Constitution protects your right to anonymous political speech, including contributions.
And THIS is why they want the DISCLOSE Act. The threat of being shot in your driveway by a union thug, which did happen in my hometown, is a serious deterrent to political acts contrary to the liberal establishment.
Reversing a half-century of decline, the District's population grew more than 5 percent over the decade and sailed past 600,000 residents for the first time in a generation...
...But the District owes its rebound to more than just a national back-to-the-cities movement with young adults and empty nesters gravitating to center cities. The city expanded through a decade in which government grew in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the financial crisis that led to the recession.
He's been tasked by Nancy Pelosi with the task of "rebranding" the Democrat Party.
I'm not sure which is more adorable, their fervent belief the reason their failed policies failed is because of "labels," or their fervent belief in the magical power of celebrities.
And unions aren't the only ones profiting.
Here's how the Obama union swindle works.
1) Government policies either force employers against their will to use union labor, or, in the case of the bailouts and stimulus, funnel taxpayer money directly into union paychecks. Many of these union workers have been forced
2) Union bosses skim millions of the forced dollars off the top of these largely forced paychecks in so-called "dues."
3) Union bosses then take this taxpayer or wrongfully seized cash, launder it through various bank accounts and then funnel much of it into Democrat campaigns and candidate advocacy
Presto. That's how Democrats use government force to either compel employers and employees to fund candidates they oppose, or just outright launder taxpayer money for their political use.
I hope Limbaugh does appear, and explain such racist rants like his 1987 on-air tirade falsely and angrily declaring six white men had gang-raped a 15-year-old black girl. Since the story was entirely fabricated, the victims of Limbaugh's words sued him for slander. A jury agreed and ordered Limbaugh to pay $345,000 for ten counts of defamation.
Not only did Limbaugh defy the court order and refuse to pay his victims, Limbaugh has never apologized for his racist defamation.
Limbaugh apparently didn't learn his lesson, because then in 1995 he led a hate-filled protest against a Jewish shopowner who wanted to evict a black-owned record store from a property he owned.
Limbaugh led intimidation protests aimed at bullying the landlord, bellowing through a megaphone "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business" and declaring "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house"
That's when one of Limbaugh's listeners, acting on his words, burst into the shopowner's store, gunned down several customers and set the place on fire, killing seven employees.
So yeah, as long as he's in the room I hope the FCC forces this racist blowhard to publicly apologize for a career built on stereotyping, racist slurs, outright slander and fomenting violence.
From here ObamaCare will be appealed to the Supreme Court, where it at first blush looks to be doomed to a 5-4 defeat of its individual mandate.
Without the individual mandate forcing Americans to buy insurance against their will to finance a system where insurers are forced against their will to provide coverage to everyone, the ObamaCare system collapses.
That leaves Obama with two options.
First, repeal the mandatory coverage requirements to save the entire health care system from financial ruin, leaving Obama with virtually no achievements on health care.
Even worse, he forced many Democrats to walk the political plank, handing control of the House and a larger Senate caucus for a bill that ended up overturned by a federal judge and repealed by Congress.
In other words, he destroyed the Democrat Party and got nothing in return.
The other option -- force a vote on single-payer.
Congress won't approve it, and even worse for him he'll force Democrats to take a vote they'll pay for later.
In other words, he destroys the Democrat Party even further, and gets nothing in return.
Perhaps now he's realizing why Democrats simply talked about socializing the health care system to whip up their base, instead of actually plunging their hands into that tar baby of socialist failure.
Mel Brooks produces great comedies.
Unfortunately, "Solarbabies" is a science fiction film.
Jason Patric, Peter DeLuise and Jami Gertz star in this 1986 bomb about futuristic orphans who play lacrosse on roller skates until Bodahi, an alien in the form of an orb in a cave, gives them mystical powers.
Coherent plot writing was not one of those powers.
They do manage to take down the evil corporation that controls the post-nuclear apocalyptic planet's water. Not much else is accomplished.
Posters throughout the Democrat nutroots are typing away their approval of the rampant violence leftists in the United Kingdom are using to respond to suggestions college students actually pay a little bit of their own education.
I keep telling people, and more and more are realizing it. "Liberalism" and "progressivism" are just pretty new words invented to describe an unpretty primitive concept -- using brute violence to beat others into submission so you can plunder their stuff.
It seems the only debate within the liberal community is at what point have you grabbed all you can using the polite, legally-sanctioned redistributive force of the state, and reach for the lead pipe.
On a conference call with “Organizing for America” supporters tonight, President Obama explained his compromise with Republicans over tax cuts, saying that the “harm” the economy would suffer was “too great” to be able to afford a fight.
If the middle class tax cuts put in place last decade would have expired, “that would have cost our economy nearly a million jobs,” Obama said.
“All of this would have been damaging to those individual families," he said. "It would have been profoundly damaging to the economy, as well, at a time when, frankly, the economy is growing but we still have very high unemployment.”
Good point, Barack. Does this mean we can count on you to repeal capital gains taxes, death taxes...and even the income tax?
From The Hill's "Blog Briefing Room":
Menendez: 'Aqua Buddha' ad a 'killer' for Conwayhttp://DonnyFerguson.blogspot.com
The chairman of the Senate Democrats' campaign committee called a controversial ad run by Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway a "killer" for his failed campaign.
Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, criticized the ad and said his biggest mistake during the midterm election season was not asking for briefings on individual campaigns' television ads. In an interview with NorthJersey.com, he identified Conway's famous "Aqua Buddha" ad against eventual GOP winner Rand Paul...
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers." - Ayn RandFrom this morning's New York Post:
An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket -- just for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can.
Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Sunday morning, only to be ambushed by an overzealous Department of Sanitation agent wielding a citation book.
"I was walking to take the subway downtown and dropped it in a trash can, and this lady in a blue uniform ran up to me," Gluckin told The Post.
"I thought she was going to ask for directions. She said, 'You just dropped garbage in there,' " according to Gluckin...
...Sanit cop Kathy Castro wrote Gluckin the summons for putting "improper refuse" in a city litter basket.
Those of you who subscribe to the government mind control media, you probably read this morning in The Houston Chronicle that smoke from routine marshgrass burning is causing haze to form over the city.
This isn't just government disinformation, it's a literal smokescreen.
I know. I was on the inside.
You want the real story? You can't handle it.
I can. I was a SEAL.
You see, I have a source on the inside who tells me the government has developed a marsh grass/hypnosis chemical hybrid.
The mind control chemicals are activated by burning, and the smoke is used to control the minds of the population.
Once you inhale the some, they can then control your thoughts using subliminal messages over your radio.
It's the same burning plant chemical they used to convince Ricky Williams to return to football. (The CIA is using his Miami Dolphins paycheck to funnel money to Castro, who is really a CIA agent. And a hologram.)
Still don't believe me? Something sorta like that happened once somewhere, which is irrefutable proof it is always happening in every situation.
I should know. I was a governor.
An informant was supposed to give me one of the mind control marshgrass plants.
But they're burning the evidence right before our eyes, Mean Gene.
Yeah, go ahead and doubt me, Houston. Bud Adams' oil company is really a front group that genetically developed the mind control marshgrass. That's why he evacuated the Oilers 14 years ago so they couldn't have their thoughts stolen, or "moved the team" if you believe the official government story.
What's the next step after the smoke from the mind control marsh grass hypnotizes the entire city of Houston?
Simple. Force every Houstonian to begin rounding up people and forcing them into the biggest FEMA death camp of all -- the Astrodome.
Why do you think they built it? For a baseball team named after the space program?
A baseball team that operates under a anti-trust exemption ordered by the Supreme Court and space program developed by the government.
I went to the Astrodome looking for answers. They wouldn't let me in because it was "closed."
I'm a governor. They have to let me in.
Why Houston? It's obvious.
What's Houston known for?
What does energy do?
It runs light bulbs.
What do light bulbs do?
Marshgrass. Bud Adams. The Astrodome. Federal Baseball Club v. National League (1922).
They've all plotting to steal your mind for 90 years, and your free thoughts are going up in smoke.
Think about that one, McMahon.
He went with former Baywatch star and Playboy centerfold Donna D'Errico.
D'Errico, flying her with son and boyfriend to Pittsburgh, was physically pulled aside by the male agent for "additional screening." When she asked him why she was chosen the male agent, still clinging her her elbow, told her, "Because you caught my eye, and they didn’t."
"After the search, I noticed that the male agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other agents and glancing at me. I was outraged," said D'Errico, who told reporters the male TSA agents were "leering" at her scan.
"It isn’t right to hide behind the veil of security and safety in order to take advantage of women, or even men for that matter, so that you can see them naked. It’s a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them."
Just four weeks earlier, singer Fergie was forced by the airport's TSA agents to also submit to nude scanning.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Contact: Donald Ferguson, 703-200-3669 or Donald.F@westerntradition.org
WTP FLIPS OFF UPTON’S PROMISE OF A HEARING ON HIS LIGHT BULB BAN
Group has issued report on Upton’s 80+ radical enviro votes, opposes chair bid
WASHINGTON — Western Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson issued the following statement Tuesday. The organization, the nation’s largest grassroots lobby dedicated to energy and property issued, urged its members yesterday morning to contact their Republican congressman or incoming Speaker John Boehner, to register their vehement opposition to Rep. Fred Upton’s bid to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
WTP’s report on Fred Upton’s 23-year long Big Green voting record, compiling more than 80 major environmental votes, can be found at http://www.westerntradition.org/?p=1201 or at http://www.westerntradition.org.
“Fred Upton has not seen the light. This light bulb banner is just trying to screw conservatives.
“WTP’s fast-growing membership is not impressed with Fred Upton’s announcement to hold a hearing on his bill to outlaw incandescent light bulbs, just one of his many major votes over the last 23 years to take away your property and freedom.
“Big Green puppet Fred Upton can take his empty, do-nothing promise of a hearing and cram it somewhere it can’t be recycled.
“A hearing is a do-nothing promise to utter empty words in front of a TV camera and an empty room.
“A hearing is what a politician gives you when he doesn’t want to take actual action.
“In other words, a hearing is what a Big Green-controlled politician does when he wants to trick you into thinking he’s somehow changed after 23 years of carrying the agenda radical environmentalists.
“Much like the climate, Fred Upton’s radical environmentalist views did not undergo man-made change.
“Fred Upton’s statement he will hold a hearing on his light bulb ban is a trick play to mollify an outraged Tea Party. It’s not only unacceptable, it’s a sign his support is crumbling and he still has no intentions of changing his radical green agenda.
“WTP’s fast-growing membership will accept only one promise from Fred Upton, who has spent the last 23 years outlawing light bulbs, outlawing timber, mining and energy development, stealing private property, fighting for global warming taxes, exploding the size of the EPA’s bureaucratic army and funneling taxpayer money into the pockets of Big Green activists.
“WTP asks Fred Upton to issue a promise to drop his bid to chair the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he will use his gavel to continue to hammer employers and pound out a radical green agenda, and to resign from the committee entirely.”
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$50 bet. Alan Grayson's breath continually smells like shoe leather.