Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Making Decimation Great Again

Washington Examiner: Boom!

Ok, chill, we are talking about slashing discretionary budgets by 20% and laying off 10% of over paid (mostly) political hacks. If you are really serious about taking on out of control government, this is the way to do it.

If Trump actually does this, it will be YUGE. The wails from the Democrats and Left (and some GOPe) would be enormous, but the benefits would long term and profound.

Do it!

Don Surber: #NeverTrumpers demand he hires them

AoSHQ: Of course Trump has to hire some people too, here's one!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Silence (Movie): A Review

Not the easiest movie to watch. The persecution of Christianity in Japan during the 17th Century was brutal. Martin Scorsese takes that on that disturbing subject matter with Silence. It is based on Shûsaku Endô's novel of the same name (it was also done previously as a film in the early 1970s).

No, it is not Goodfellas or Taxi Driver or even Last Temptation of Christ (although it shares some of the same themes of the later), but it is one of Scorsese's best films. It is powerfully done. While not for everyone (some won't get it), this is a movie you can think about for a long time.

Andrew Garfield's performance is amazing. Garfield was superb in Hacksaw Ridge, but this performance was just as good (if not better). Adam Driver is impressive. Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds, while not in the film very much at all, were (as usual) great.

The Japanese actors really shine. Yosuke Kubozuka, who plays Kichijiro give one of the better performances of human weakness. Tadanobu Asano, as the interpreter, and Issei Ogata, as Samurai Inoue are excellent.

Rotten Tomatoes: Silence

Is Silence based on a true story?

Silence: Novel vs. Film (spoilers, as you would expect)

Noor Salman, wife of Orlando Nightclub Shooter, Arrested...

The Happy Family, wife in on husband's rampage?

I hope the timing of this, on the eve of Trump inauguration, is a coincidence and that the FBI has evidence to establish she broke the law (either before or after the terrorist attack).  We wait and see. 

AoSHQ: Arrested for Obstruction of Justice

TOM: Wife of Orlando Terrorist Shooter Arrested by FBI

Hot Air: Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested Seven Months Later

Instapundit: Missing No More and Wife of Orlando Shooter Arrested (why now)

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy: Jeff Sessions marches for civil rights...

Instapundit: Lewis thinks all Republicans are illegitimateWhy the Media are the OppositionMy Lyft ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK DayFlashback: John Lewis is a partisan lying fraud, Flashback: John Lewis compares John McCain and Sarah Palin to George Wallace (I guess he forgot George Wallace was a Democrat), and because he was beat up by Democrats 50 years ago, he can lie about Republicans today?Democrat Hypocrisy, No Republican Good Enough For Them, Race Baiting, Ted Defends Sessions, Hey, it's not personal, it is strictly business

I am pretty sure John Lewis that Dr. King was not about making up lies about politicians for obviously partisan purposes:

JOHN HINDERAKER:  Trump Hits Back at John Lewis [Updated].

Lewis is invariably described as a “civil rights icon,” but the man is an utter fraud. He has been coasting on his 50-year-old reputation for decades. Andrew Breitbart exposed Lewis as a liar when he claimed, falsely, to have been subjected to racial epithets by a crowd outside the Capitol. Lewis disgracefully testified against Jeff Sessions’s nomination as Attorney General, again playing the fake race card. And, for what it’s worth, he didn’t consider George W. Bush a legitimate president, either.
There is no reason to treat John Lewis with kid gloves, and Donald Trump doesn’t do so.

Plus: “The Democrats are already fundraising, dishonestly, off this exchange. A little while ago they sent out an email headed: ‘BREAKING: Donald Trump INSULTS Rep. John Lewis.'” But of course.
Related: The AP Spins Lewis vs. Trump. “Enough with the ‘civil rights legend!’ That was 50 years ago, and has nothing to do with Lewis’s claim that Trump is an illegitimate president-elect, or Trump’s Twitter riposte to the effect that Lewis is an ineffective Congressman. Nor does the impending Martin Luther King day, or the departure of Barack Obama from office, have any relevance. These references are just thrown in so you know whose side you are supposed to be on.”
Yes, but fewer and fewer people care.
Plus: “Lewis has devoted his life to being a hack Democratic Party politician. John McCain was a hero 50 years ago, too, but has that ever stopped the Democrats from criticizing him? No.” That’s different, because shut up racist.
AoSHQ: Morning AntisemitismMorning Lewis and Guess who boycotted Bush's inauguration?

NRA: Jeff Sessions' Devotion To Constitution Shines Through

American Thinker: MLK Niece: I voted for Trump

Breitbart: The Borking of Jeff Sessions, 1986

Daily Mail: Trump prays with MLK III

PJ Media: Crying Wolf On Race

NRO: Jeff Sessions for AG

Twitchy: Triggered!