On the campaign trail, Rudy Guilliani continues to be the Anointed One of the media. I’m still trying to figure out the appeal of a man who sued the gun companies to the party that (supposedly) supports gun rights, and the man who demanded tax payer funded abortions for poor people to the party that (supposedly) is pro-life.
But, wait, says our media overlords! He cleaned up New York City!
Well, friggin’ awesome. And that means what, exactly, to the rest of us that could care less if New York sank into the ocean? He closed down the porno studios! Forcible sodomy of prisoners in NYPD jails is down 15%! No more giant armies of homeless people running out to squeegee your windows!
Okay, for a good take at what Manhattan is like for us folks who live in flyover country, go click on the link in my blog roll for Mojo Filter. He’s seen and done a lot, and has been to New York numerous times, and has a great post about his last trip there. I don’t want to vote for the guy that cleaned up New York. I want to vote for the guy that forced New York (and San Francisco) to succeed from the union.
The media is absolutely in love with the idea of two elitist New Yorkers duking it out. Ironic, since the news is made up of a bunch of New York elitists.
Hillary vs. Rudy? Whoever wins, we lose. Just like the slogan for the new Alien vs. Predator movie, only instead of a gooey opportunistic parasite vs. a ruthless sadistic brute, we get a… oh, hell… never mind.
In other national news, we should know in a couple of days if the Heller case will be granted ceritori at the Supreme Court. If you don’t know what this is, I’m shocked you’re reading this blog. Basically, this case is where the circuit court told the city of Washington DC to get stuffed, and that their idiotic gun bans are blatantly unconstitutional, because the 2nd Amendment was an individual right.
See, to liberals, the 2nd Amendment is a collective right, whereas the other original 9 were about individual rights. Also, the 2nd was where the founding fathers authorized the National Guard to have guns, but they neglected to invent the Guard for like another hundred years or something.
Basically pretty much every gun law in the country disregards the wording of the 2nd Amendment. A good Supreme Court decision could kick a lot of those idiotic laws to the curb. Because as it stands now, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means that my gun’s okay, as long it is in certain places, on certain days, only if it was imported during a certain time frame, unless it has seven specific US parts, isn’t too short, isn’t too big, isn’t too small, and I’ve filled out all of the appropriate paperwork when I bought it, and depending on what state I live in, the gun has passed nonsensical tests, has been registered with a bureaucrat, shipped with a fired case, is locked up, disassembled, only allowed to use certain types of ammo, or stamps microscopic images (that don’t work) on the bullet.
So fingers crossed. Heller is a big deal.
In Entertainment News, TV writers have gone on strike. This is going to cause no new episodes of our favorite TV shows. This has caused a huge panic, as soon Americans won’t be able to watch our favorite episodes of… shoot, I can’t actually name a current sitcom. Is Scubs still on?
Okay… I watch exactly one network TV show. And it comes on Mondays, when I’m usually teaching a class anyway. I’ll admit it. I watch Heroes, and I enjoy it. I’m a sucker for super hero stuff, and grew up on X-Men. Now since there are approximately 5 decades of good comic book super hero stories sitting out there, I wouldn’t think it would be too hard to cobble together a story line.
See, this is why I like B-Movies. There can’t be a B-Movie writer’s strike, since I’m relatively sure that most of them don’t actually have any writers. I’ve watched a few that I’m certain that they actually make up the story as they go along. I saw one once that was created using those little magnetic fridge magnets with random words. Chupacabra. Cruise Ship. Boobies. John Rys-Davies. See what I mean?
The only TV shows that absolutely suck me in don’t have writers either. Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi, because I’m a complete nerd on that topic, and I actually like the people that it follows around. (on a related note, there’s going to be a spin off called Ghost Hunters International, catchy title huh? It would cool if somebody wrote a book with a similar title, only about monsters… oh yeah…) And the other one is Ninja Warrior, because it is really fun to watch a bunch of random Japanese people go through obstacle courses, with bonus points to anybody who does it wearing a costume, or shows up carrying a dead squid.
If Hollywood gets really desperate, hey, I can write stuff. (subliminal message BUY MY BOOK). And I’m not union. Monster Hunter International would be an awesome series. On HBO. I’m serious. Call me. Let’s do lunch.
In Utah news, Referendum 1 crashed and burned. Which sucks. I guess those “Concerned Parents” ads I mocked were more effective than our sides’ “Beware the evil east coast liberal unions” ads. Freedom in education is coming though. The evolution is inevitable.