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Hubris

I haven’t been on top of the blog for a bit, and hence have not gotten around to commenting about the 2010 elections yet. So, here goes.

The election results have been out for a while, so I’ll give them little attention. The Republicans won fairly big, and by a decent margin. The GOP now controls the House and has a good standing of the Senate. The big win was over 600 state legislature seats around the country, meaning that conservatives have had major successes in local campaigns and offices. Since this is where most of the governance should be coming from, this is a good thing.

But what I am interested in is not the office numbers or even conservative/ Tea Party reactions to the elections, but the reactions from the left. I am interested in them because they confirm the hubristic attitude that has been the primary complaint of the Tea Party, and show that the aristocratic elites on the left have opted to continue their pathologically narcissistic politics and ignore just why the people have rejected them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free Love and Hollywood Smut Culture

One thing that astonished me most about the Roman Polanski rape case is how many Hollywood stars rushed to his defense. But Hollywood is a bastion of liberalism, embracing the free love and zero-consequence attitudes that were pioneered by ’60 radicals. Gwenneth Paltrow’s recent admission that even she has been propositioned by a casting-couch director only highlights the matter of how degenerate (and blatantly sexist) Hollywood culture is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clash of the Titans and the Failure of Faith

So I finally saw Clash of the Titans.

I’d like to confess that I still haven’t seen the original, so I can’t really compare the two films. There are also more than enough reviews and spoilers of the new film that I don’t have to critique it much. The special effects were indeed awesome — especially the way that Olympus was depicted. The 3-D wasn’t all that effective, with some backgrounds looking flat, and the settings and set design were very obviously geared toward the 3-D and not for believability. Much of the acting was a bit wooden, and the writing wasn’t that great, either. And there were some pacing issues, as the story moved like an action film and not an adventure film. Read the rest of this entry »

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