Movie Review: Iron Man 1

Best in breed of recent superhero movies __ 6.5/10

Iron ManVirginia ‘Pepper’ Potts: Tony, you know that I would help you with anything, but I cannot help you if you’re going to start all this again.
Tony Stark: There is nothing except this. There’s no art opening, no charity, nothing to sign. There’s the next mission, and nothing else.
Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts: Is that so? Well, then I quit.
Tony Stark: You stood by my side all these years while I reaped the benefits of destruction. Now that I’m trying to protect the people I’ve put in harm’s way, you’re going to walk out?
Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts: You’re going to kill yourself, Tony. I’m not going to be a part of it.
Tony Stark: I shouldn’t be alive… unless it was for a reason. I’m not crazy, Pepper. I just finally know what I have to do. And I know in my heart that it’s right. Continue reading

Guest Column: “I Have a Drone!”

Thoughts on O-Nauguration Day II and
Obamayahu‘s abject betrayal of the MLK Legacy
by Various

ObamayahuThe third Monday in January was declared Martin Luther King Day as signed into law by Ronald Reagan in 1983 and first observed in 1986. Whatever our reservations as libertarians to Dr. King’s political oeuvre, most of us will agree that his unique application of the Gandhian nonviolence ethic to civil rights activism and to protesting the US War Machine is balls-out, Bill-of-Rights inspirational. His principled opposition to the Warcrime of Vietnam also undoubtedly got him assassinated by that Machine.

Fast forward to our Drone-Wielding Pakistani Wedding Party Crasher who took the oath of office today and invoked Dr. King’s civil libertarian spirit while swearing allegiance to the Constitution on Dr. King’s personal Bible. If that isn’t the Pictionary definition of blasphemy, what is? Continue reading