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Best and Worst of 2008 Continued

Best Political Event: The Heller Decision by the Supreme Court. Restrictions on the right to bear arms have been given a great blow. The Supreme Court recognized the right to bear arms as an individual right Worst Political Event: The loss of divided government at the Federal level. Obama's election is both good and bad. We are transcending race which is good. Obama has many bad ideas which the Democrats in Congress may enact which is bad. The Silliest Effort From the Obama Elec

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Best and Worst of 2008 Continued

Most Interesting Cable TV show: Dexter on Showtime. The season just completed was very well done. Best New Network TV show: The Mentalist with Simon Baker on CBS Worst Trend on TV: The continued "reality" shows. They are not "real". Best Long Running TV Show with better scripts: Law & Order on NBC Sam Watterson and Linus Roach are great fun to watch as they fight to become the most important man in the DA's Office.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Best and Worst of 2008

Best movie I've seen: The Singing Revolution. The Singing Revolution is a documentary about the resistance to the Soviet Union's take over of Estonia and the way the Estonians used their love of choral singing. Worst movie I've seen: Don't get to many movies. Worst piece of News about Objectivism: The cancellation of the 2009 TAS Summer Seminar. Best Book President Elect Obama should read: The Forgotten Man about how FDR prolonged the Great Depression. Best Political Book: L

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Manchurian Candidate

I saw the original with Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh. I have not seen the remake. The original is a good movie with Angela Lansberry's best role as Raymond's mother. Raymond's mother is the original mother from hell and Angela has great fun with the role. Lawrence Harvey is not as good as Raymond. Brainwashing would not work as successfully as it does in the movie. After John Kennedy's assassination Sinatra withdrew the film but at some point he allowed it to be shown. I can und

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Better Things to Do

This is title of wonderful article by David Kelley some years when there was in-fighting between TAS and ARI. It is going to my position on the question of whether Obama is a natural born citizen. I have better things to do.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Good News

With the Senate election in Georgia the Democrats will not get to 60. It is also worth noting that the results went from being a squeaker in Nov. to a landslide in Dec. I must add the point that the Democrats could change the rules and stop filibusters completely by not requiring a super majority to end debate.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Ingratitude

There's a saying that no good deed goes unpunished. i have been reflection on two attempts by me to do something for some younger students of Objectivism. Both involve people who have posted in the past on OL so I am not going to mention any names. The first happened this Summer when I attempted to provide a scholarship for a high school student to attend TAS's Summer Seminar in Portland, Oregon. I informed this person that I had sent the money into TAS and that all he had to do was app

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb