Sunday, September 24, 2023

Americans: Regulatory Octopus Is Strangling Our Economy.

April 18, 2023 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Congress still has power over the purse. Cutting the regulatory budgets in half would still ensure safety, financial soundness and a clean environment while saving half a trillion dollars over 10 years. The Republicans should start by ensuring that the snoops at the IRS don’t get 87,000 more IRS agents to harass citizens and pry into every private transaction we make.

Yes, we want sound regulation. But it shouldn’t cost our families and businesses $2 trillion a year.

Who’s in charge of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas?

April 18, 2023 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Yet liberals know that controlling public perception is the way to direct public opinion. That’s why an ideological monopoly on the media is so important – why Fox News has to be smashed and right-ish views of any kind have to be labeled hate or disinformation.

Clarence Thomas answers to no one except, ultimately, the political force of the people. The question is whether the people finally answer to the media or whether they judge for themselves and have the independence of mind that Justice Thomas exemplifies.

Movie Review; Air.

April 18, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tennon, as the silent stoic dad, says more in a glance than a page full of dialogue. When Viola Davis’ Deloris negotiates on behalf of her son with Nike, you feel bad for the billion-dollar corporation—it doesn’t stand a chance. Mom: “He deserves a piece.” Sonny: “A shoe is just a shoe…” Mom: “Until my son steps in it.” The actress displays the perfect balance of determination and warmth. Hard to take your eyes off her. 

“Tennessee Three” Fiasco Highlights The Inextricable Link Between Racism And Gun Violence.

April 18, 2023 by  
Filed under Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Lee and his wife, Maria, were longtime friends of two of those who lost their lives at Covenant School: substitute teacher Cynthia Peak and headmistress Katherine Koontz. Peak was expected at the governor’s mansion for dinner with Maria Lee on the day of the shooting.

It should not take a personal connection to the victims of a massacre to move a public servant to take a stand against gun violence. But now that Lee has taken the first step, he must continue the journey and the legislature should follow.

FDA’s Recent Cosmetics Reform Could Still Allow Carcinogens in Hair Relaxers on Shelves.

March 29, 2023 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, News, Weekly Columns

While the legal battle can last for years, the FDA can reduce customers’ justified anxieties by correcting MoCRA’s problematic inconsistencies, leveraging its newly acquired attributes to mandate improved reporting transparency, and setting clearly defined product safety substantiation standards that leave no room for disingenuous interpretation.

Film Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

February 22, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

In a candid interview, veteran director Martin Scorsese expressed his view of MU films: “… they seem to me to be closer to theme parks than they are to movies … I don’t think they’re cinema.”  The very thoughtful Black Panther and extremely debauched Deadpool beg to differ. But junky, formulaic MU movies like Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania make Scorsese’s case. 

Movie Review: Knock at the Cabin.

February 7, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

The common denominator for most movies is a protagonist fighting an antagonist or evil until there is a winner. If audiences are expecting that clear distinction or a fitting, cataclysmic climax in this existential film about choosing between family or humanity, think again. The footage leads to a disappointing ending, though one not nearly as egregious as that in the source book, Paul Tremblay’s horror novel A Cabin at the End of the World.

How the likes of Al Sharpton ruined ‘Black History Week’.

February 7, 2023 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Woodson founded Negro History Week at a time Democrats were oppressing the Americans who displayed more melanin than others to the fullest extent of the laws they wrote to accomplish same. The Democrats weaponized the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) into a domestic terrorist group to oppress the former slaves, because they would not support and vote for Democrats, choosing instead to support and become Republicans. That included being elected to office as Republicans. (See page 14, “Democrats and Republicans In Their Own Words.”)

Film Review: Missing.

January 25, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Rarely has this generation of social media fanatics and tech heads been given their own film. This is their gift. A homage to their way of life. For all the moms and dads shaming their kids for spending too much time alone in their rooms on their devices, this is a warning. Texting and social media savvy may save your life one day. So shut the door and stay out of their business!

Joe Biden’s ESG Investment Rules Threaten Your Retirement Savings.

Bravo to Vanguard for pulling out of the ESG scam. If you’ve invested your money with BlackRock or State Street, you might want to ask why they haven’t done the same.

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