Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Megan McCain, Obama and Bush were apparently all unaware of the paradox of calling for greater tolerance and civility while using a funeral occasion to score political uncivil points."
-Victor Davis Hanson

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Poetry Corner

There once was a Lizzie named Warren
To her, DNA was quite foreign.
For all of her action
They gave her a fraction,
Which only proved she was a moreign.

The Gosnell Premiere

As I may have mentioned, I attended the Hollywood premier of Gosnell down in Beverly Hills last Tuesday. I Tweeted a couple pictures of the theater and some of the folks in attendance. So, I thought I'd provide a little more detail on the event.

I wasn't sure what to expect, so I did something I haven't done in years. I put on a suit and tie! Although many in attendance was dressed to the nines, there were also some folks that looked like they would have been right at home in any casual setting. It wasn't a gathering of Hollywood elites so much as a gathering of the people who put up a little hard earned cash to get this movie made. I was in good company.

Michelle Malkin was there making introductions. Director Nick Search made a few remarks before the movie. Afterwards, there was a Q & A, featuring Michelle Malkin, the two authors the book the screenplay was based on, and the real Detective "Woody" Woods. In the closing credits, there were crime scene photos that looked remarkably like what was portrayed in the film. Accuracy was a high priority. In the credits, Woody's face is pixelated, saying he was still undercover with the Philadelphia police, so I did not take any pictures of the Q & A panel.

One fact that came out in that discussion was that there was a small discrepancy in the film. In the scene where Janine Turner plays abortionist Dr. North, says she had performed "over 30,000 abortions". In fact, it was over 40,000, which technically is "over", but quite a bit over.

There are a few snaps below from the trip. The shot of Nick Searcy in the lobby talking to folks was mere seconds after I shook his hand, so he's still basking in the afterglow.

I saw the movie again Sunday night, picking up a few things I missed in the first viewing. The line about Gosnell's cat catching "one hundred mice" in the clinic is not exactly the thing to brag about. "Oh, yeah! The rodent infestation in this medical facility is managed by one fine cat!"

The second viewing also brought tears to my eyes. In some cases it was worse, because I knew what was coming next. I appreciated the second viewing every bit as much if not more than the first. Again, I say, "Go see it." You will not regret it.

Under the Bus (With Apologies to The Little Mermaid)

The politics could be nicer
For some it could be just great
Your problem dear Christine Ford now
You can't keep your stories straight
Your witnesses they saw nothing
they could not corroborate
Your friends left you hanging Christine
Please move to another state.

Under the bus
Under the bus
Christine it's better
Still take your sweater
Watch out for the rust!

You had a life, some self respect
Your name is mud, they're giving you heck
Enjoy your stay now,
making your way now
Under the bus

Under the bus
Under the bus
You hated POTUS
Kavanaugh's SCOTUS
Hurray for us!

Senator Feinstein leaked your name
You got your 15 minutes of fame
Some call you "survivor"
Most call you "liar"
Most of your friends
are saying good bye, er
Just kiss the pavement
Go Fund Me payment
Under the bus.

Some people believe you
Still they did leave you
Your 'fear of flying'
sounded like lying
Please take the money
run with it honey
Under the bus.

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