Friday Open Thread

19 comments to Friday Open Thread

  • Scott M.

    These people want the hell out of Califawnya!

    Hard not to sympathize.

  • Some of you good folks have been asking for updates on the situation with the guy who broke into my parents’ house a couple months ago. I wish I had good news, but despite the prosecutor’s best efforts, the guy is back out of jail again. Apparently in this state, you can break into and rob multiple homes, multiple times, while high on meth and carrying pipes and machetes, and all you have to do is have a lawyer say “he’s schizophrenic” and boom, you’re back on the street. Bear in mind that this freak (a) lives right down the street, and (b) is psychologically fixated on my folks’ and their neighbor’s houses as belonging to him, but hey, apparently he’s no threat to anyone. Liberal judges really are the best.

    I’ll keep posting updates as I hear about them.

    • Infamous. Dennis Prager often quotes a rabbinical saying: “Those who are kind to the cruel will be cruel to the kind.”

    • Do your folks have the ability to protect themselves should the need arise?

      • If not a shotgun with rock salt would provide non lethal discouragement.

      • Both are armed and able to defend themselves, for which I am very grateful. And they are getting a security system installed, taking precautions, etc. But in a world where the justice system did its job, it wouldn’t have come to this.

        I have no beef with the local cops, they’re doing their job as best they can, but the judges around here are almost all bleeding heart liberal activists in black robes. I’ve seen it in my personal life. I’ve seen abusive parents get their kids back after some half-assed jumping through a few measly legal hoops and making some empty promises. I’ve seen irresponsible drivers go to traffic court and get tickets and violations removed after giving the stupidest excuses for their behavior you can imagine. It’s absurd.

    • Rufus

      May God keep your parents and their neighbors safe.

  • Seconding Christian Toto here. If we don’t see conservative movies when they come out, we don’t give Hollywood an incentive to change, and thus we don’t get to whine about liberal bias in our movies.

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen conservatives in comment threads brag that they never watch movies anymore, and that they haven’t seen one in years (or even decades). Not only are they missing out on a lot of great filmmaking, but that means they’re also not supporting the films that, if they became hits, might turn the tide. The success of The Passion Of The Christ had Hollywood suits scrambling to replicate that success. Micro-budgeted, cheesy flicks like Fireproof and God’s Not Dead were such hits that they’ve funded dozens more faith-based indies. Going to see these movies matters. Supporting the culture changes the culture, and politics is downstream from culture.

    • Magnus Caseus Formatis

      Just returned from seeing “12 Strong.” Outstanding! Well worth the ticket price. See it, if you can!

  • Scott M.

    Another hole blown in “climate change”

    Gee,didn’t see this on CNN!

  • A liberal backlash is forming against the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” because it humanizes a white racist cop and gives him a measure of redemption.

    Apparently we’re supposed to be nuanced and see the humanity in radical Muslims, child molesters and drug dealers, but white redneck cops can only be seen as cartoonishly, simplistically evil.

  • Dr. Schplatt

    My wife and I had another girl on Thursday. Schplatt Jr #2