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Stupid Liberal Quote of the Day…probably the dumbest of the month is of course from Santorum

“I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” Santorum said. “I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”

This is probably because compared to Romney, Rick is nothing but a bleeding heart big government liberal…Next to Obama he kind of sort of comes off as a conservative (not really).

Let’s look at Rick’s track record. All of it liberal

Voted against a nation wide option shop rule that would have stripped unions of their monopoly power and revitalized the economy…like any good liberal would.

He supports big government spending; just look at his numerous earmarks. In fact in his defense of his previous earmarks in the Senate he states, “I’ve now opposed earmarks because they were abused.” You want to call Romney a flip-flopper but ignore that, fine; you have a Constitutional right to be a moron. I also like the “were abused” part…as if they were ever anything but a way to buy votes.

As we recall from the South Carolina debate he wants to give all felons the chance to vote. Good liberal stance.

And he tried to get a bill passed that would abolish the National Weather Service (an organization that is key maintaining the internal safety of the nation, you know one of the actual functions of government) and give all those duties to a company that was in his home state and paid him lots of money. So we already know that like any good liberal he can be bought and paid for.

He supports big government intrusion in your personal life, like whether or not you can use birth control. Yes Obama forcing churches to pay for birth control is wrong because it takes away people’s and organization’s freedom of choice…on the other hand advocating to outlaw birth control strikes me as the exact same sin in reverse.

Santorum wants to eliminate the corporate tax on manufacturing. Eliminate corporate tax good. On just one sector of the economy, that would be called picking winners and losers, you know, what socialists do. Also I’d like to congratulate Rick and recognizing the importance of the American manufacturing industry in boldly entering the 19th century…because last time I checked we’re not a manufacturing power and we aren’t ever going to be again…but that would require even the smallest modicum of knowledge about an economy.

Rick stated that every child has a right to a mother and father. So after he outlaws them gays (yes because I trust a man who is so afraid of gays he has to make his hatred of them the central point of his campaign…and then one has to ask about how many children he has, and if the word overcompensation comes to mind), he’s apparently going to force widows and widowers to marry whether they want to or not…because if it’s a right, and it is a right, then it needs to be enforced by government force. Inventing rights, that’s a liberal thing last time I checked.

Santorum: Letting the family break down and in fact encouraging it and inciting more breakdown through this whole redefinition of marriage debate, and not supporting strong nuclear families and not supporting and standing up for the dignity of human life. Those lead to a society that’s broken.

Uh-huh…it’s good to know your priorities are psychotic.

And apparently he thinks abortion and gays destroyed the economy.

“If you think that we can be a society that kills our own, and that disregards the family and the important role it plays, and doesn’t teach moral values and the important role of faith in the public square, and then expect people to be good, decent and moral when they behave economically, if you look at the root cause of the economic problems that we’re dealing with on Wall Street and Main Street I might add, from 2008, they were huge moral failings. And you can’t say that we’re gonna take morality out of the public square, morality out of our schools, God out of our schools, and then expect people to behave decently in a country that requires, capitalism requires some strong modicum of moral consciousness if it’s gonna be successful.”

Actually Rick, capitalism requires leaving people alone (something you’ve never been a fan of), it requires fair rules so that even the worst aspects of human greed are channeled into something productive, it requires the government not playing favorites (like you want to do with manufacturing), it requires not having government pork spending (a big favorite of yours). Actually Rick, capitalism does not mean psychotic theocracy which you think it does.

“They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues.

That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”

Well given what a F!@#ing idiot you are, let me tell you of a country where that happened. It’s called the United States of America. England, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong have also done well when they implemented the small government conservatism. The man literally just said he wants to legislate what people do in their bedrooms. Yeah that’s a conservative.

Yes we need ethics and morals to rule our society. But those need to come from the churches, from parents, from culture in general to control government…never, under any circumstances to have morality controlled by government.

And as I recall he was pretty dismissive of Bachmann during the debates…probably because he thinks her place should be in a kitchen, barefoot and pregnant.

And don’t even get me started on that man’s sick vision of America.

The problem is that he isn’t the conservative alternative to Romney or even Obama…he’s the big government religious alternative to Mao and Lenin.

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The Greatest Romantic Dramas Part II

So we covered #14-#8 of the best romantic movies yesterday…now it’s time to finish the list.  As I said the reason I’m not doing each movie as it’s own blog is that some of these are more lacking in philosophic depth and there are only so many ways you can say this is  a great movie, which they all are.

#7 An Affair to Remember

“If you can paint then I can walk.”

I could try to say something original about this classic, but why bother when someone has pretty much covered it…

Okay it’s actually not the best description of the film as it actually leaves out the whole part where they fall in love…but nothing is perfect (except maybe #1 and #2 on this list).

#6 Ghost

“It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. See ya.”

Okay, let’s ignore that three-quarters of this movie is either a thriller or a reminder that Whoopie once was funny and that this movie also has some of the creepiest moments in the history of film (bloody hand slides along glass)…This movie contains a truly beautiful love story and reminds us that love lasts far beyond death, and this movie shows that so wonderfully. (Hell it deserves to be remembered if for no other reason than making Unchained Melody popular again…and somehow making pottery look sexy).

“Ditto.”

#5 Meet Joe Black

“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.”

Probably the most under appreciated film on this list. This is a great movie (even greater if you’ve seen the POS it was based on). This movie not only has a beautiful love story (love-triangle?) between Death and the Doctor he falls in love with, but also shows the peak experiences of life in other forms than falling in love (the beauty of simple marriage between Hopkins older daughter and her husband, the love of parents and children, the love of creating something of value)…not to mention the beauty of sticking it to a crook.

…And the fact that Death gave his beloved one final gift in the last scene always brings tears to my eyes.

“I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish.”

# 4 Love is a many splendored thing

“I do not know what is to happen darling, but what I do know – life’s greatest tragedy is not to be loved, God has been good to us”

This is possibly one of the worst books I have ever read in my life, which makes the fact that movie is near perfect all the more impressive. Yet another tale of star-crossed love torn apart by society and circumstance. The acting, the writing, the direction are all some of the finest in film history. If you know the film you know how it rips your heart out. If you haven’t seen it you need to, and prepare for buckets of tears. And you might not ever look at butterflies the same way ever again.

“We have not missed that many – splendored thing.”

#3 Romeo & JulietRomeo and Juliet

“For never was there a tale of more woe, than this of Juliet, and her Romeo”

The 1968 version by director Franco Zeffrelli is perfection as far this tale of the Bard’s is concerned. Why there have been film versions after this I’m not sure. Not only is the acting and directing what the film needed, but the soundtrack is timeless.

#2 Gone with the Wind

“Open your eyes and look at me. No, I don’t think I will kiss you. Although you need kissing badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often and by someone who knows how.”

It’s also the 2nd best movie of all time. Period. And it’s one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.

This is the kind of movie that doesn’t need to really be discussed because its virtues are self evident.

All I will say is that if you know the characters you know that she will get Rhett back, because there was never a man she couldn’t get. (Don’t even bring up that trash someone thought was a sequel).

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow….Tara! Home. I’ll go home. And I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all… tomorrow is another day.”

And of course the greatest romance, hell the greatest film of all time.

#1 Casablanca

“Play it Sam, play As Time Goes By.”

Is there a line in this movie that hasn’t been come a classic? Is there a scene that is not perfect? Hell this movie makes me love the national anthem of a nation I’m usually a little disgusted by…

And while no one we care about dies in this film, it’s probably the most tragic of the lot. It’s the only one where our romantic couple does not get together in the end.

And yeah it also speaks to my patriotic side…but first and foremost it is a great love story.

“I think this is beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Honorable mentions:

Sommersby, Jerry Maguire, Dead Again, Sayonara, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Magnificent Obsession. A Guy named Joe, The Fountain, City of Angels

Again I open the floor to discussion of what did I miss?

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Santorum the Big Government Statist

In case you forgot about this article I suggest everyone go read this excellent article by Dan Mitchell.

If You Liked Bush’s Big-Government Policies, You’ll Love Santorum’s Statism

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Bi Polar much?

For years Republicans said they wanted someone with the sense of a successful business man and not just a career politician..

For years they said they wanted a strong person on economics

For years they said they didn’t want someone who wasn’t a union shill...

For years they said they wanted someone who didn’t attack the vision of the Founding Fathers

For years they said they wanted someone with moral character

But I guess they were lying, given all the votes I’m seeing for Gingrich and Santorum as they are none of those things…whereas I seem remember there is a candidate who meets that criteria.   Santorum is a career politicain, who loves big government, always voted for unions, hates the idea of American Individualism (kind of like Obama), and has a track record of being bought and paid for by donors.  And do I need to go into Newt?

There is one conservative candidate.  Mitt Romney.

But if we want to be the party that votes only on backward social issues or for a fat glory hound…then I guess we want another four years of Obama, or at the very least if we choose Santorum or Gingrich, we deserve another four years of Obama for our rank idiocy and hypocrisy against our supposed principles.

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