Thursday, December 5, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Having watched in a few days several seasons of the popular show “South Park” I went into this movie with high expectations and if I hadn’t I would have liked the film more. I didn’t dislike this film and there were many parts I did like but the overall experience dragged some in getting started.
Once it got on the move it was everything I expected in an episode of South Park only longer. There was singing, Satan, criticism of our way of life, religion, and media. A number of good points where examined and morals for adults were given out.
Again I liked this film, but I wouldn’t have paid to see it in the theater. Frankly, if South Park hadn’t been on Netflix and I hadn’t had lots of time on my hands I probably wouldn’t have seen that either.
Who should watch this film: fans of the show, fans of violence and crude jokes, people who have access to the copy of the DVD or can stream what they want to see.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This was front page news on the Sunday, October 6, 2013 Los Angeles Times. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a group of bills making it legal for those without legal status to legally get a driver’s license and a license to practice law as well as making it illegal to detain an illegal immigrants who has committed a misdemeanor until they can be taken into custody by Immigration and Nationalization Services (INS).
Monday, October 7, 2013
This story appeared in the Sunday, October 6, 2013 Los Angeles Times sighting a major crackdown on bribery in china. It appears that it is Chinese tradition to give expensive gifts to those with an impact on your future like teachers, doctors, your boss, and the like. Officials in the Chinese government have tried to escape blame but claiming that some of these ‘gifts’ were given to family member such as wife, son, or even mistress. This tactic appears to rarely result in acquittal.
The biggest challenge facing this crackdown is that if they persecuted all government officials who participated in bribes they would imprison a large part of the government. Chinese teachers have reported that keeping up with the common invitations to dinner by the families of their students is difficult, and that it is offensive if they say no. There has been at least one reported case of a doctor being attacked and battered for refusing a bribe from the family for one of his patients.