Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Movie Review: Knock at the Cabin.

February 7, 2023 by  
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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  
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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  
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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.

Movie Review: House Party.

January 17, 2023 by  
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Calmatic is successful with sight gags, physical pranks and the dance offs in party scenes. Though the crux of the movie takes place at LeBron’s place, the most outrageous wacky stuff comes in a sequence where Cudi takes the duo to an underground, secret-society world populated by weird Caligula-looking people. The debauchery, depravity and horrific violence on view are so funny viewers will lose their lunch, spill their drinks or gag on their weed. That’s the frustration with this update. It could have been better, tighter, funnier and even more frenzied.

Politics: Putting The Con In Conservative.

January 17, 2023 by  
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If Santos gets a pass, Republican leaders will be telling voters just who they are and what they will stand for. Honesty is for suckers. Partisan advantage trumps decency. To gain power, Republicans are prepared to spread Trump’s Big Lie. They don’t hesitate to lie about their opponents. And Santos shows they are prepared to put forth and stand by candidates who lie about their own families, education, employment and lineage.

MLK Holiday Reflects Our Resilience.

January 11, 2023 by  
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We must continue to sing the “Black Birthday Song” joyously because joy is a form of resistance. But we must sign it in its historical context. Whether we are singing for Big Mama or a newborn baby, we must never sing Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” without thinking about speaking about Dr. King.

LAPD Still Has a Deadly Force Problem.

January 11, 2023 by  
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The answer to the question of whether the use of deadly force in many of these slayings is necessary should be beyond any doubt. It is a resounding no. This makes it even more compelling for LAPD Chief Moore to take an even harder look at when, on whom, and in what circumstances non-lethal force should be used. This is not just a matter of life and death. It is a matter of good public and police policy. It is also a matter Moore must address before he is reappointed.

Politics: New judges are worth celebrating.

January 11, 2023 by  
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Many of them have been civil rights lawyers or public defenders. This is a real change, even from past Democratic presidents. For decades, presidents most often nominated corporate lawyers or prosecutors to the bench. Those people were also overwhelmingly white and male. Not anymore. 

Movie Review; Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

January 5, 2023 by  
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If Whitney Houston fans long to feel her essence again, this movie and its illusions gives them a chance. But not like an extraordinary biofilm. More like a condensed diary with lots of wonderful music. 

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