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Speaking of Jabba the Moore, it turns out the left's favorite anti-capitalist poseur is actually a card-carrying member of the one percent. Poor sod has to scrape by on his $50 million net worth (and that's only what he's reported to his wife's divorce attorney). In his defense, however, he is burdened with the unimaginable stress of deciding which of his 9 homes to forklift himself into.
Tim Keenan: I'm confident you can document the various points in the film where America's perfection is advanced, and how D'Souza asserts that "America can do and has done no wrong." Only someone who's seen the film could stake a claim like that, lest they rightly be ridiculed for their childish spew.
Liz Cecil: An interesting (if juvenile) game - I think I'll play along:
“A well written, presented and persuasive critique of the American journey; complete with our warts and blemishes.”
“It’s a powerful, controversial film which will keep your interest, provoke disputes, and fuel relevant debate. How many other films can make that claim?”
“It is provocative, shocking, educational and prophetic.”
“Comprehensively researched and ingeniously presented. As the film begins, the audience is tempted to believe they're watching a Michael Moore film. D'Souza pummels the viewer with a passionate barrage of scathing indictments of the American founding, its history, and transgressions.”
“Bill Ayers, Ward Churchill, Noam Chomsky, Saul Alinsky, Michel Foucault, Howard Zinn. Just a few of the progressive left luminaries deployed as pivot points into a thought-provoking and insightful discourse.”
Perhaps you can explain, Liz, why certain reviews are more relevant than others. And whether or not you're so lazy and childish so as to adopt the opinions of strangers instead of arriving at your own conclusions after having seen the film.
In reply to Ken Collins' previous spew, I politely refrained from calling him a liar and challenged him instead to document the ludicrous assertions contained in his spew. He didn't, of course. This latest incarnation of revisionist bile establishes a pattern of 6th-grade Michael Moore "logic", and makes it impossible to regard him with anything but pity and contempt.
As has been long noted by the old saw: real estate is the one thing they're not making more of. Absent a hideously expensive parking structure, it'll boil down to enforcement. I've seen people marking tires downtown. Assign another body or two to that task, beef up the penalties (fines/boots/towing/impound) and impose them equally and unilaterally on patrons and employees alike.
The issue will resolve itself.
The chest-thumping that a fence would be ineffective is complete and utter nonsense. I believe it was Joseph Goebbels who famously asserted the utility of lying: when proclaimed often enough and loud enough, the great unwashed will accept it as truth.
The Guatemalans, Hondurans & Salvadorans are a problem of long standing for Mexico. In 2011 (the most recent year for which there is any data) Mexico sent more than 61,000 of them back from whence they came, via rigorous policing of their borders. Impressive, when one considers that Mexico has vastly fewer resources than we do. Anyone who wails that it can't be done is just singing Goebbels' song.
It's also curious that the liberal's current standard bearer so passionately excoriated W's $4 trillion debt as "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." Where are we getting the money to support these untold thousands of illegals, now that the irresponsible and unpatriotic deficit has ballooned to $17 trillion? That's a rhetorical question, of course. Our friends on the left can't be bothered with anything so pedestrian as 5th grade arithmetic.
Racism. The rallying cry of the intellectual coward. Mexico has fortified and barricaded borders, monitored by soldiers with AKs. Their immigration laws are harsher and more restrictive than ours by an order of magnitude. Is Mexico racist? If not, why?
Random observations: that a significant number of businesses (particularly service-oriented concerns) continue to survive despite the abysmal performance of their front line staff is a testament, perhaps, to our median income and the patience (or apathy) of the patronage who tolerate that performance.
Any "business leader" who has to enroll themselves or their staff in a third-party training program to avoid lowest common denominator status should consider trading in their "leadership" credentials for stock in a turkey farm.
When it comes to restaurants, my experience has been that even when I've splurged on a higher-end venue with above average service, the food has been hit or miss. As a result, I virtually never eat out any more. It helps that I'm an enthusiastic cook. Gearing up for shrimp & scallop lasagna this weekend at Chez Sep.
"Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us."
~ Golda Meir, 1957
Just as true now as it was more than a half-century ago.
Um... no. Duh. It's curious dynamic: facts make demagogues like Mssrs Collins & Hall Monitor even more delusional and disingenuous. If Mr. Hall Monitor cares to acquaint himself with the definition of 'disingenuous', I'm sure he'll launch himself into a fury of self righteous indignation and report me to the authorities. I would expect no less from such a vigilant hypocrite.
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