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Do The Breit Thing: Big Hollywood – Overdue?

Friday, January 9th, 2009

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Hundreds of ‘big name’ political and cultural writers are flowing to Andrew Breitbart’s BIG HOLLYWOOD blogsite, with Roger Simon blurbing BH on PajamasMedia [where he’s CEO, as well as a commentator/writer on The Politico] and earlier flakking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Howie Kurtz, followed by a headline in the Washington Times. To Kurtz, Breit-eyes said the new site would be “about helping to rebrand the conservative/libertarian and center right movements. And what we’re going to do at first is to start getting the establishment conservative culture to be paying attention to culture.”

Indeed. (more…)

Connor’s Cry for Israel: Desperately Seeking Kilometer 101

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Tears flowed that evening as TV’s Cronkite nudged Israel and Egypt on a promising pathway to peace. And, it actually came to pass – one lunatic nation got a bit of sanity, and an eventual withdrawal began after the 1977 Camp David accords, returning the Sinai to Arab control, rendering Israel’s western borders significantly safer. A bit at a time, of course. Trust and verify, step by agonizing step.

My tears were salty and naïve – it seemed certain, that so much would now be possible. Such historic events can fool the foolish and wise alike. Time can make a naïve poli-sci student wiser, and even experienced, educated minds can fall prey to wishful thinking. Almost two decades later, Dennis Prager had hope for and belief in the Oslo Accords. By end of Clinton’s rain of adoring accomodationist policies toward Yasir Arafat’s thugocracy, Dennis had finally ‘gotten’ it – but so many others have not, even yet. And still yet some more. (more…)

Welcome to the Ghazu Strip: Gross Behavior [PBUH]!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

To the winner goes the spoils, and now the spoilage of the Gaza Strip brings international ‘humanitarian aid’ advocacy to this place not far from Al Aqsa. How did this begin? Why can’t they just all get along? Is there a Kumbaya Chorus at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem?

Two years after the death of the Prophet [PBUH] began the reign of Umar, the second of the Rightly-guided Caliphs. Armies were swarming northward, under Umar’s shrewd scrutiny. When the Holy Land was conquered – yes, children, it was CONQUERED – a ceremony was scheduled to formally turn over the keys to Umar, by the city’s leaders. (more…)

Kommissar Krauthammer: Oscar Wilde’s Cousin!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

There was some niggling awareness as the election season concluded, in discussion with several political mutts on the right, of a key commentator disappointing me in early summer with an unfamiliar op-ed position, one which just didn’t “fit” with his normal free-market, freedom-rich enunciations. Then a new assertion jumped up this week, and I was reminded how tempting it is to play social engineer. It’s not easy being a conservative, amidst so much engineering energy around all those in the capitol.

Once I was similarly tempted, offering a scheme to a major GOPster, to adjust military retirement benefits to encourage retired drill instructors to join elementary school faculty. Bring the MSGT to the elementary grades, with Pentagon add-on dollars for those who joined those staffs who sorely needed – in such a desperate way – to have a ‘male role model’ for so many wayward inner city children with no such persona in their home or neighborhood. I’d succumbed to the political corollary to an old chestnut by that Irish wit and social rascal, Oscar Wilde: (more…)

Watching TVA: What Will The MSM Do?

Friday, December 26th, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Such a lovely gift on Christmas Eve, as the most shining trophy of FDR’s confiscatory governmental scheming dumped millions of tons of industrial sludge upon its downstream neighbors. A coal plant for the Tennessee Valley Authority – TVA – kept years’ worth of accumulating grime and slime in a holding pond, which roared downsteam upon folks and fish when the faulty dam gave way. A mini Johnstown Flood. Only there is a difference, or two actually: no one was killed in this catastrophe, and the guilty organization is not corporate, but gummint.

You know what gummint is – a mispronunciation of ‘government’ by its detractors. Not that government is a target for full destruction, by conservatives, but government most certainly has gotten too big for its britches, and for tolerable taxation levels. TVA is a remnant of gummint under FDR, the man who put Japanese-American citizens in concentration camps, put Supreme Court justices on notice lest they oppose his schemes, and pushed aside all private electric utility development in the South via TVA policies as a monopoly via gummint. (more…)

Artful Dodging: Ars Gratis Artis – NOT!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Colorful is the artful rant in Modern Conservative, by Jeani DiCarlo and Yervand Kochar, entitled “End the Leftist Establishment’s Use of Movies and Art for Propaganda” – a lovely collection of pointless thoughts, mindful of the very Marxist blather which all conservative thinkers find entertaining, risible and even charming, if not entirely without danger. DiCarlo and Kochar miss the point, like liberals miss the point of the Second Amendment, when lefty minds insist we can all be kissy-huggy if only guns were outlawed.

One of the stupidest cinematic declarations is the coda preachment by Klaatu to adoring, compliant peacenik Earthlings, wrapping “The Day The Earth Stood Still” with a declaration of surrender to a leviathan brigade of all-powerful robots, whose duty is the absolute power for their human creators. Nowhere is the question asked, much less answered: Who built those robots? Which government contractor on Klaatu’s world made a creature of impenetrable metal which can work with its robotic siblings to keep mankind from expressing its id? A better cinematic thought is in the Shakespearean texture of “Forbidden Planet” – sci-fi with some thought, inspired by “The Tempest” and more to the point, with the super-smart Krell building such a powerful machine that was their undoing. (more…)

Bring Back Jack: Sweet, Juicy Justice

Friday, December 12th, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Ahh, so the Junior Senator from Cook County – or, the former Junior Senator from Chicago’s generations’ old corrupt political machine has vacated his ill-gotten gain, only to find the Cook County Corruptors are being corrupt!

Aren’t you Shocked, Shocked, that there’s corruption going on in Illinois! Dear, sweet, perfect Barack Hussein Obama slipped into the U.S. Senate much like he weaseled his way into the state senate of Illinois: scheming electoral manipulation in the primary, and then a few years later ‘upgraded’ in the general, through pre-November shenanigans. First, he clobbered his state-office challengers with legal maneuvers that would make LBJ blush and Richard Daley [The First] flinch. Next, a judge in Los Angeles forced open the divorce records of his later GOP challenger for the national senate seat, tanking the republicans’ Perfect Candidate in time for Obama The One [OTO], or OTO-of-the-future, to waltz over last-minute GOP nominee Alan Keyes. (more…)

G.O.P.: Get Thee To A University Pt. 2 – Get Thee A Reading List

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Students of the New Conservative University, née Frum University, prepare your Christmas shopping list for giving to your conservative friends, and ‘persuadable’ moderate friends, who are open to learning anew, what is long-established doctrine. Our Mission: SAVE AMERICA.

The data are there, the thoughts are written, the promising prospects for conservatism are very well documented of late – see American Thinker article by Michael G. Franc, “Conservative Nation”; he’s VP of the Heritage Foundation. We must begin anew, and study the old verities. The syllabus for your college of conservatism is being formed, and its most useful entries are noted below, as a prospective shopping list to give to friends this Christmas. (more…)


Friday, November 28th, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Only twice that I recall has my father asked my opinion on a serious matter, both in recent days, one a family concern, the other a national concern: Why are we in this mess? My answer was puny, hesitant, dubious – it caught me off-guard. Time has passed, and the answer is clear, if not so simple, for it is before us every day, how this financial mess has arisen. “There’s nothing new under the sun” asserts wise forebears.

One of the wisest was Milton Friedman, once accosted by a gotcha question by an ‘intrepid’ reporter – aren’t they always intrepid and gotcha-minded! – with the query, Can you sum up your life’s work and viewpoint in a paragraph or two. Milton immediately gave the answer in a single sentence, shocking the reporter, who thought he’d sandbagged the Nobel laureate. (more…)

BOTO’s X-Factor: Liberals Are So-o-o Confused

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

David Corn is positively baffled, at Barack Obama The One [BOTO] choosing Hillary for Secretary of State. He’s not alone – the litany of confusion is growing like kudzu among the lefties. Conservatives need not tamper with this metastasizing doubt among BOTO’s legions. Just let the kudzu grow and clutter their once clear view of what all Must Be Done By BOTO.

What did they think they were getting? The No-Drama-Obama mystery man was seen by Us – conservatives – as a mystic, a mystery, and menace, for his Rorschach test mysticism. The X-Factor of the X-Man on the donkey ballot was pooh-poohed by the media – until a few days after the ballots were counted, when Charlie Rose examined the unknown man we’d put into the Oval Office. A lot of ballots were filled in with pencil marks inside ovals, beside BOTO’s X-Man mystery persona. (more…)