For father's day, I got my dad a copy of Neal Boortz's book The Fair Tax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS
and a Netflix subscription. Both have ulterior motives.
I hope that with the The Fair Tax
I can persuade my dad to become more involved in politics on all levels.
The Netflix account has many goals and ramifications, one of which is classified. First of all, I want them to feel the Netflix experience. Secondly, I wanted to bring some movies into their conciseness that they would not otherwise have been made aware of. As they do not have internet access at the house (for reasons I cannot go into) and I am currently both paying for and managing their account, I hope to spur them into getting said access supplied quickly so they can take over their account. Of course, my luck will be that they drive ten minutes into town and try to manage it from the library.
hotair.com is reporting
that Nixon allegedly said (in so many words) "We [Republicans] need hot women."
I think Nixon is absolutely right. I'll tell you why: people support attractive people. Don't believe me? I'll give you an example.
At work today, we were discussing the release Transformers 2
which has a midnight show tonight. I made the point that there were two reasons not to see this film: Michael Bay directed it and Megan Fox's comment
that instead of destroying the planet, she wished that Megatron would, "just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America."
This is stupid for a number of reasons. First of all, she was born in Tennessee, so the people she's talking about is her own kin as we say in the South. Secondly, the very people Bitch Fox just dissed are the very people that are going to go see her movie and help her negotiate for a higher salary on her next film.
Megan Fox is a skank
I made these points, but my co-workers said that they were still going to go see the film because she was hot. This too is stupid. Will any of my co-workers get to have dinner with let alone sleep with Bitch Fox? NO!
But they will go lay down $10 to watch a sub-par movie.
Thus, issues no longer matter as Our Dear Leader showed us via his coronation. It has more to do with popularity and sex appeal. I think that was a large part of Palin's sudden enthusiastic base.
Another thing to consider is this: most attractive young women
in our country always get sympathy points and attention. Why do you think the naked PETA protest generate so much interest? Do you think the same would be true if Pelosi stripped in protest?
For those of you film buffs out there wondering why I listed Michael Bay directing as the number one reason not to go see Transformers 2
I'd like to explain why.
Saying that he directed Pearl Harbor
ought to be enough, but I know that you expect a more thorough answer from me, so I'll oblige.
First, there was the Blu-ray only mini-bru-ha-ha over the release of Transformers
. Remember when Bay said that he would only release the film on Blu-ray and in less than 24 hours he had reversed his field because someone at Paramount made Bay an offer he couldn't refuse because Paramount had been paid off by the HD DVD camp in an attempt to block Blu-ray? Yeah, Bay has no spine. If he has no spine, I can conclude that his movies don't have any important messages, therefore I can write off his films as irrelevant, mindless entertainment.
And if that isn't enough for you, I could remind you of the faux pas Bay pulled at an LG PR gig
. Again, why would I want to go see a movie made by this arrogant prick when his past body of work has sucked so badly?
As some of you may know, I am taking nine days off starting next Sunday. I don't think that I'm going to make it out to Atlanta at this point, so it looks like other than the evening of the Fourth (4th) I'm free. Seriously, if you're in town or thereabouts and have been dying to get together, you need to get on my calendar because those days will be filling up and gone fast.
During this hiatus, I may toddle off to a super secret location where my staff won't be able to contact me. I will likely blog most of that time as I have a lot of things I want to talk about. I may even take some topics that I meant to hit a while back and cover them, let them gather comments then back date them appropriately. Also on the docket is a series of posts on what the Tax Parties mean, my take on Obama and a public stating of my beliefs on some key issues not yet covered.
Also coming up, I have interviewed Christie Carden, organizer of the Huntsville Tea Parties as well as State Coordinator. And there are some great people that have interviewed me who will be posting those interviews in the coming days. And I have some projects up my sleeve that I won't discuss until they come to fruition.
We'll have a guest blogger tomorrow.