Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Young Turks: Video: Panel: Internet Porn Blocked All Over Britain: Big Government Just Got Bigger in Britain

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeStates on WordPress 

Just when you think government is already too big in Britain right now, now Brits can be arrested for what they do in their private time as well as being taxed up to their, lets say shoulders. To keep this post clean, but big government statists in America must be loving this right now. Here's a country where big government statists on the Left and Right could live happily together, or at least find things they like about Britain. A country where people don't have much individual freedom in their economic or personal lives. 

Can't really talk about the First Amendment, free speech and free assembly arguments about this decision in Britain. For one I'm not a lawyer and try my damndest to not play one on TV or even online when I blog. Second of all, not familiar with the British free speech rights and I don't even believe they have one. The United Kingdom is not a constitutional republic or democracy. They are a constitutional monarchy and don't even operate under a constitutional form of government. 

For all you so-called Progressives in America who in Britain would be called Social Democrats, who want us to be like them.  Imagine if we had their form of government, but in our country with our population. And if that is not a big enough nightmare for you, I'll make it worst and perhaps deny you months worth of needed sleep. Imagine someone from the Christian-Right coming to power as President of the United States. Now they would be able to do this unilaterally and not even not have to consult Congress about it, but not have to worry about a constitutional court challenge. 

Big government is exactly that, government that is too big. Otherwise it wouldn't be called big government whether it comes from the Right or Left. It is government trying to micro-manage the life of their people, because they think the people are too stupid to perhaps even cross a busy street on their own and now we need federal street crossers to decide who can cross the street and when. That would be a nanny state at its extreme, but what they are doing with porn in Britain is not that far off. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

The Rap Sheet: Angie Dickinson as Police Woman

Source: Pepper Anderson-
Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal Plus

I need to see this show at some point, if for nothing else to see if there’s any other motivation other than to check out and see the great Angie Dickinson in it. But from what I’ve seen in this first scene, looks like this show is pretty solid. And if I see it on reruns like on Me-TV, or find it on demand, I’ll definitely watch it. I love cop shows with beautiful if not gorgeous, in Angie Dickinson’s case, sexy women in it who kick ass. Shows like that are pretty common now and have been since probably the 1990s, if not further back. But they were in new in the 1970s and back then if you saw a great looking woman in it, they were generally victims, or playing witness’s, perhaps the secretary of some big shot organize crime boss or something. But generally not playing big major roles on the show.
The Rap Sheet: Angie Dickinson as Police Woman

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Young Turks: Cenk Uygur: "Harry Reid Full Of Cat Shit On Filibuster Nuclear Option": Bipartisan Bullshit Strikes Again

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeStates on WordPress

I was watching a little of C-SPAN today before I went bike riding and went out and did what I needed to do. Why, because I’m a political junky whose interested in other things than the George Zimmerman case. And actually interested in important news that affects the country and that makes me un-American than so be it. C-SPAN was showing a debate in the U.S. Senate and for all of you Zimmerman trial junkies who are perhaps reading this blog by accident, thinking this was also about George Zimmerman, one turn off your TV. 
And perhaps take a look out in the world and see what else is going on. But C-SPAN is the network that covers the United States Congress and other current affairs events that are going on the country. And C-SPAN was showing an old Senate debate from 2005 when the then Senate Republican majority and the last one that they’ve had wanted to eliminate the filibuster on executive appointments. I was watching this old Senate debate and couldn’t, but help notice the hypocrisy on both sides. 
If I had to guess there was more hypocrisy coming from the Republican side led by then Senate Assistant Leader Mitch McConnell. Who is now of course the Minority Leader a job he’s had since 2007 when Democrats took control of Congress. And if I had to bet there’s probably more hypocrisy coming from Senate Republicans than Democrats. But if this were some crazy contest it would be a nail biter. I mean it would be like trying to to decide which is redder, or the red apple or tomato? How would you and besides why would you care? 
Neither side has been very responsible here. But guess what, this is Congress and why would the Senate be responsible anyway, they don't work for a living. Neither does the House of Representatives in too many cases as well. But the same people led by Mitch McConnell today Senator Orin Hatch and Senator Jeff Sessions all members of the Judiciary Committee and then Senate Leader Bill Frist who first proposed the so-called nuclear-option, are now saying this is a power grab by Senate Democrats and they're the ones being unfair. 
"Sure if we do this, we're acting in the best interest of our party, I mean country. But when the other side does it, it is a complete abuse of power and unconstitutional". I mean seriously anyone who is actually familiar with Congress, still wondering why they have a ten-percent approval rating? And who are these ten-percent anyway? Any of them not living in mental hospitals and not in comas. Perhaps whoever does these polls, counts dead people. You know, the way they vote in Illinois, Louisiana and New Jersey. 
Where do Congresspeople come up with these labels? "We're saying the Democratic obstructionism is out of control. And we need to do away with the filibuster? Are now saying that "the filibuster is a check on absolute power in America". On the Democratic side back in 2005 led by then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who is now of course the Leader to go along with Senator Chuck Schumer who is also on the. Judiciary Committee to go along with Senator Jack Reid, Senator Evan Bayh and others, those Democrats were saying eliminating the Senate filibuster would be a power grab. 
"We're saying that eliminating the filibuster would be an abuse of power and go against two-hundred years of Senate tradition and so-forth". Wait, aren't these Democrats supposed to be the Liberals, what do they care about tradition? But now they are saying that "the filibuster now represents ruling by minority. With one minority party in this case the Senate Republican Conference led by Mitch McConnell now running and having veto say on how the executive and judicial branches can now operate. When instead they are just supposed to be one voice and a minority voice at that". 
The point being that there’s enough hypocrisy and hypocritical people, to be nice, bullshit artists to be accurate  here to form their own national club of bullshit artists. "We're a club that creates and promotes bullshit across the country". Apparently the agriculture sector is really struggling and then they need to create this national club, because they aren't producing enough bullshit. Apparently Winnie the Bull is sick or something. 
This club wouldn’t need any other members because all of the available spaces would be filled by the United States Senate and an example of why ninety-percent of Americans dislike Congress. Because we have a lot of Senators like this. This whole Senate filibuster debate is all about "do what I say not what I do. Forget about my past record because this is what is important now and what I believe in". They sound like your parents, right. 
Which of course is the easiest near advantage that they can use against the other side and hit them as hard as they can with it until they lose power. Apparently unaware that will be used against them once they are out of power. Rather than doing what is best for the Senate and respecting the true role of the Senate as the upper chamber in Congress and its role in the Federal Government.

Veronique Laurent: Grece Kelly- in High Society 1956

Source: Veronique Laurent- Bing & Grace_
Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal Plus

I’ve only seen bits and pieces of High Society, which to me anyway as someone who isn’t at least a full-time movie critic, is a pretty overrated movie. But I kind of like this scene, because Grace plays a somewhat stuck up spoiled young women who doesn’t like her parents that much, especially her father and they don’t approve of her completely. And she wants to get pass that and decides the way to move pass that, is to marry a pretty boring man who no one close to her is crazy about.

And her ex-husband played by Bing Crosby, sees right through that and is telling her, that she could be a special person if she just let her guard down and have feeling for other people’s feelings. Bing’s character was being sort of a constructive critic towards Grace’s character. A new man Tracy’s life played by Grace, Mike Connor played by Frank Sinatra, also sees Tracy’s wall that she has built around herself and tries to knock it down in this movie as well.
Veronique Laurent: Grace Kelly- in High Society 1956