Monthly Archives: November 2008


by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Only twice that I recall has my father asked my opinion on a serious matter, both in recent days, one a family concern, the other a national concern: Why are we in this mess? My answer was puny, hesitant, dubious – it caught me off-guard. Time has passed, and the answer is clear, if not so simple, for it is before us every day, how this financial mess has arisen. “There’s nothing new under the sun” asserts wise forebears.

One of the wisest was Milton Friedman, once accosted by a gotcha question by an ‘intrepid’ reporter – aren’t they always intrepid and gotcha-minded! – with the query, Can you sum up your life’s work and viewpoint in a paragraph or two. Milton immediately gave the answer in a single sentence, shocking the reporter, who thought he’d sandbagged the Nobel laureate. Continue reading

BOTO’s X-Factor: Liberals Are So-o-o Confused

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

David Corn is positively baffled, at Barack Obama The One [BOTO] choosing Hillary for Secretary of State. He’s not alone – the litany of confusion is growing like kudzu among the lefties. Conservatives need not tamper with this metastasizing doubt among BOTO’s legions. Just let the kudzu grow and clutter their once clear view of what all Must Be Done By BOTO.

What did they think they were getting? The No-Drama-Obama mystery man was seen by Us – conservatives – as a mystic, a mystery, and menace, for his Rorschach test mysticism. The X-Factor of the X-Man on the donkey ballot was pooh-poohed by the media – until a few days after the ballots were counted, when Charlie Rose examined the unknown man we’d put into the Oval Office. A lot of ballots were filled in with pencil marks inside ovals, beside BOTO’s X-Man mystery persona. Continue reading

Revise & Extend…. G-4 Envy, Congress and Stoopid

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

MEMO TO DAVID E. KELLEY: There be some juicy story lines brewing in the braying, prancing, pretension-rich Congress this week, as Big Three auto execs arrive to testify before the pretenders-to-honesty which comprise our political ass, er, class, in the national capitol. Once it was tobacco executives given the third-degree, more recently oil executives summoned to be raked over the morality-coals of Congress, and now CEOs of auto companies, arriving in Gulfstream-4 executive jets. It positively enraged Whoopi, whose neighborhood in entertainment drips with G-4s and G-3s and Boeing Executive jets. Variety’s periodic “V-Life” lifestyle issue treated that subject once, delineating who the ‘jet rich’ were inside the royal realm of Hollywood.

The most hypocritical crowd on the planet Earth are the lying, scheming weasels on the floor of the House and Senate who tamper with the Constitution daily. “Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings” states the clear language of Article I, section 5, clause 3, “and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy.” Hmmmm, did ya ever hear of the unanimous consent requested frequently, regularly, and without failure to achieve approval for a Member to exercise his/her right to “revise and extend my remarks”? Continue reading

“Let the Banks Burn”: OTO’s Ashes and Democrats’ Summer of ‘32

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Emergency legislation was required the summer of ’32, so the president could implement a vital bank holiday – the banks were collapsing, and reorganization under federal supervision was the agreed and only solution. The legislation never came – the banks burned from the Summer of ’32 until inaugural day the following March.

Today much is being made of the supposed parallels between Obama The One [OTO] and JFK, and FDR, and anyone the dems adore and venerate. “Not since the Great Depression” was invoked by OTO and his legions of loons so much it’s a meme – a part of our memory, one step above a mere mantra. Indeed, as OTO refuses to assist the current crisis until his inaugural day, it is mindful of FDR’s allowing the banks to burn until he took office. Continue reading

Wasn’t That Special! We’ll Bleed A While – Then… A Barbour Chair for OTO

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

While failure is an orphan, and success has a hundred fathers, an electoral orphan can be claimed by many who know just the cure for the little feller’s afflictions. Conservatives are not cast out of the political tent by this November’s verdict. We’re just wounded by self-inflicted idiocies, and idiots, and ids. Let us bleed a while, then we get busy re-defining, re-branding, re-advancing our beliefs. Tell ‘em what we believe, and why, and how it will correct what will be a long list of requisite corrections by arrival of the next cycle of campaigning.

All the data shows a slight increase today of self-identifying conservatives, over the data for 2004. There is a solid core of classic conservative believers who were simply disappointed, and feeling dissed in general, by their ‘leaders’ – without abandoning their dearly held desire for less government, but competent government. Continue reading

Brava? Bravo? For B.O.T.O.: “Victor Victoria” In The Lincoln Bedroom

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

“It’s a guy” blurts King Marchand’s bodyguard, Squash, played by macho-domo pre-NFL mountain-with-legs Alex Karras in “Victor Victoria” at the revelatory moment. Julie Andrews’ 1982 turn as a woman in 1930’s Paris pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman was part of Turner Classic Movies’ choice of pre-election Sunday countdown cinematic offerings. “The Mortal Storm” and “All the President’s Men” comprised the finale of this weekend trifecta of politically-themed films.

“Mortal Storm” regards the moral choices in Germany during Nazi emergence, and of course “ATPM” reminds us of the evil Nixon presidency. Continue reading

Remember Your First Time? Managing Adrenaline, Merging Into Traffic

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]

Did your stomach tie itself into knots? Clammy hands? Trembling leg on the accelerator pedal? Tense neck muscles as you tried to check the outside mirror? Were these but a few of the least favorite things gripping your body and distracting your mind – the first time you drove a car into busy, dense interstate traffic?

Or tried parallel parking? An emergency stop? A car suddenly changing lanes into yours, or one ahead suddenly locking its brakes and fishtailing? Think of all these paralyzing experiences, the first time, or even the first several times they descended upon your tenderfoot driving experience.

Then, consider how less aggravating such events are today – Continue reading

“Broadcast News” Smooth Operators: Harold Hill + Don Vito Obama

by Steve Finefrock – [scriptwriter]
Aaron Altman, frustrated news team wannabee on “Broadcast News” labels his competitor for female affection, as the Devil. How can you say that, Aaron’s shiksa broadcast babe requires of him. It’s a great line, worthy of today’s examination:

AARON: What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he’s around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I’m semi-serious here. He will look attractive, and he will be nice, and helpful. And he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing… he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance… Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen. [pause] And he’ll get all the great women. Continue reading