Tonight July 8th Warren Beatty will receive his AFI Life Achievement Award. I sure he deserves it but all I could think of was a comment by Nathaniel Branden.
Dr. Branden said he had been to an early Warren Beatty film titled All Fall Down. Branden said Beatty played one of the most out of focus persons he had ever seen. Branden said he wanted to write a philosophical article title Warren Beatty Son of Immanuel Kant.
I signed up for one and I am thinking of another. The one I am signed is Law & Order: A Critical Look at the police and prosecutors.
I am also thinking of one on my over forty years in the Objectivist and Libertarian movement.
She was one of the best dancers Hollywood had. She danced with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She is wonderful in the Broadway Melody number in Singing in the Rain.
She was married to the same man for 60 years. She had wonderful life
Today is Flag Day in the US. We have something called the Flag Code which say how we are to behave with the US flag including when it becomes worn out. I don't know if any other country honors their flag this way.
Tomorrow(June 15th) is Father's Day. Being a father is hard work so if you good ones wish them well. They have earned it.
This is the anniversary of two famous murders. One was the killing by Byron DeLay Beckworth of NAACP leader Medgar Evers. The other was the killing by persons unknown( O J Simpson) of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson.
Beckwith died in prison.
Simpson may yet depending on how things turn out in the trial in the fall.
Yesterday Jerry Mathers turned sixty. Jerry Mathers was the Beaver on Leave It to Beaver.
Leave It to Beaver ran several season in late 50ths and early 60ths. It was finally canceled because of the advancing ages of the two stars.
The most memorable character was Eddie Haskell who was one of Wally's buddys. Eddie was Uriah Heep as a teenager. He was always sucking up to the adults while bullying the little kids on the show. There were rumors that he became a famous porn star althou
The news yesterday really marked the end of an era.
It is the end of Kennedy era. Beginning in 1946 with the election of John Kennedy to Congress the Kennedys have been and made the news. For six Presidential elections Kennedy have been or talked about as candidates for that office. Teddy has made himself the principle spokesman for the "progressive" cause in the United States.
I want to emphasize that I don't think he has been a cause for good but lets wait on the appraisals
I received an e-mail from Dave Mayer telling about his summer blog entries.
Dave is law professor and lecturer at TOC-TAS events.
I have yet to look at his new blog entries but the range of entries is mind boggling. Everything from the HBO John Adams series to coming political campaign.
Check out Dave's blog.
The GOP has lost three special house elections in a row. They have all been longtime GOP seats.
The losses for the GOP in the US Senate maybe has many as eight.
The Presidential election looks close but we may not have gridlock after it is over.
My personal opinion is Obama maybe another Jimmy Carter with the results not being hostages at an embassy but a mushroom cloud over an an American city.
Does anyone see any reason for hope?
This is a show from the BBC.
Robin Hood has been done many times before including the great Erroll Flynn movie. This show is not as as good as that movie but it is well done.
It depicts Robin and his Merry Men more correctly.
The cast is young English actors who I don't know but are very good.
This is a show on AMC.
It is about a team of con men in Great Britain. All the actors are British expect for Robert Vaughn.
Robert Vaughn has been around since the 60ths and he was annoying then and is still annoying.
The show however is worth watching.
The people they con deserve being conned.
I've been watching this show on Showtime On Demand. It's strange but very well acted and written. The only person I recognize in it is Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter.
Dexter is a serial killer with a passion for justice.
My family is participating in Walk Now for Autism to help find a cure for autism. As you probably know, my son has an autistic spectrum disorder called PDD so autism is something that touches our family personally every day. Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 150 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 20 minutes another child is