Monday, January 14, 2013
Barker's Newsbites: Monday, January 14, 2013
Saw "Hyde Park on Hudson" yesterday with Mary.
I loved it! (Mary said it was "fine," said she "liked" it well enough.)
If you liked "The King's Speech," you'll like "Hyde Park on Hudson."
Here's the thing, though...
(*DEEP BREATH*) (*LONG PAUSE*)
In a sense the movie made me sad.
A movie set in the 1930's and 40's... featuring America in the midst of the Great Depression and knowing that the characters and "their" adult and near-adult children would end up as "The Greatest Generation"... I couldn't help but instantaneously compare and contrast that America to present day America in my mind.
Folks... the last 23 years have done a number on me.
First George H. W. "Pappy" Bush betraying Reaganism.
Then eight years of that pervert Clinton.
Next... George "Dubya" Bush following in his father's footsteps to further trample the legacies of Reaganism.
And finally... Barack Hussein Obama - elected and then re-elected.
It hurts me... physically hurts me... to be so often ashamed of my country.