Thursday, December 1, 2016

JK Rowling

I went to the grand opening of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  I took my younger brothers of course.  We showed about 10 minutes showtime and had to wait in line to get tickets to the 3D showing. 
The boys and I absolutely loved being drawn back in to the Magic World of Harry Potter.  We loved the Beasts, the story, and generally everything about it, except for one thing.  SPOILER  Ezra's character should have survived and became a powerful wizard.  My brothers had tears in their eyes when this abused and suppressed young man ends up dying at the end of the movie.  We can hope that he shows up in a later episode.  On another Spoiler, I think I was more excited to see Johnny Depp than my brothers were.  His tiny part in this movie is one of the most memorable.

Go see it and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

America has spoken and Trump is the Winner.

I can honestly say that I was a Trump supporter ever since Jeb Bush bowed out of the Republican races.  I want to say that this election cycle was brutal, and I would like to say that it is over, but it is not.  He had to overcome: huge odds, media will be super critical, his family will be brought more into the limelight.

Donald Trump had to overcome a record number of participants just to become the Republican Candidate.  He had to go through more debates than any other president in modern history and his message has hardly waived.  American voters helped Trump beat one of the American Royal Families of American Politics.

The media crucified Trump over and over, taking more negative hits than Hillary along the way.  The Liberal Media wanted Trump to lose ever since Trump called the media outlets out.  It is a shame that this happened because the news is supposed to be unbiased but, sadly it is not.  I think America finally saw through this facade to make their own decision.  I truly think that many voters didn't make up their mind until they were at the voting booth, without prying eyes, and without others judging them, made the selection that they felt the most comfortable with.

I hope you are ready to learn more about the extended Trump family than you ever wanted to know and it has already started.  The media is upset that they were proven wrong after months of panhandling a loss to the Trump campaign.  The media will have more scrutiny for this family than even the Obamas.  The media was relatively tame when it came to Obamas 2 daughters.  Michelle Obama was applauded for her help with kids nutrition and her fashion sense.  Trumps youngest son was already on the front page of the USA Today's app because he yawned!!!!!!!  His wife will be attacked more than Michelle, she will not be afforded the many public appearances on talk shows that Michelle was to help get her message to the people.  I don't know what she will choose to support in her tenure as president, but it will not get the same air time.  The extended Trump family will now have a circus following them around as they continue to run the Trump empire.

I don't know how Trump will do as a president, only history will tell us that.  But as you think about how any president is doing, remember it is the others that actually make change and vote on laws.  The Congress and Representatives.... it is the Supreme Court that decides if a law is constitutional or not.  Those are the main elections that we need to focus on.  They have the power to vote, the president does not vote.

What I want to see with a Trump president.  This is hard because I personally have a bad taste in my mouth from the last president for two main reasons.  My taxes went up by about 40% and I was mandated to get health insurance.  I already had health insurance through my employer but being told I had too, I felt, violated a freedom.  I want to see lower taxes nearly across the board, increased spending in infrastructure, an increase in STEM education, even though I am 35 years away from Social Security I want to see a huge crackdown on Social Security and Medicaid fraud.  I know people that I feel are beating the system that is costing the American People money and I think that if we saved these false claims that it would significantly curb spending on these programs.  It would costs money upfront but would save us in the long term.  I do want to see some increased taxes in a few areas.... I think gambling institutions should be taxed at a slightly higher rate, Tobacco and alcohol, and medical marijuana should be legalized and heavily taxed.  Marijuana should then have to be held to the same stringent standards as tobacco and alcohol.  It cant be smoked in public because of effects of second hand smoke on those around a user... I don't want to be high!  Businesses can still halt employment to persons that use unless they have a prescription.  All marijuana prescriptions have to be reviewed every 90 days.  I want to see stronger policy on immigration.... I feel that if you are here illegally and NOT taking steps to legalize should be deported.  That being said, everyone should be given a chance to become citizens.

Anyway, I am tired of typing, there are my 2 cents, if you have a question or comment, please let me know below, I will try to respond to all!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Movie Reviews

I have been going through a lot lately and unable to post about the great movies that I have been watching.  So here is a feeble attempt for me to catch up.

Suicide Squad

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.  I loved all of the cameos of our favorite heroes, the building of the characters.  The special effects were great.  I am not usually a fan of DC movies because they do not use humor effectively, but Harley Quinn has the perfect little bit of humor throughout the movie.  Go see this movie, I will be adding this to my personal library!

Bad Moms

Another fun movie, but don't make the same mistake that I did.  Don't take the kids to this one.  It was a little dirtier than I expected.  Lots of funny jokes, kept me laughing the whole movie.  It also hits home of you are a single dad or a mom that has kids in many activities or are trying to keep up with the Joneses!


Great Cast but I cant really review this one until I see it again.  We went to the drive in to see this one and it was the second movie, and I may have fallen asleep about 20 minutes in.  The first 20 minutes were great but the lack of sleep was just too powerful!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Witch

I recenty watched the 2015 horror flick, The Witch.  While I like the period feel of the 1630's in rural England, the movie just wasn't scary to me.  I needed some jump moments, which is seriously lacking in this movie.  The only thing that this movie did for me was enforce my hatred of Goats.  Go see it if you want to see how people lived 300 years ago, their religious beliefs, and how family members interacted with each other, but don't go see it as a horror movie.