VIDEO: “Groundhog Day” Was A Wonderful Movie. RIP, Harold Ramis.

More video from this terrific movie in our “Video of the Day.”

I could watch the movie “Groundhog Day” every day. Actually, you can on TBS, but you know what I mean. It’s far more than just another funny Bill Murray vehicle. If you don’t believe me, listen to Jonah Goldberg’s National Review review, “A Movie for All Time:”

When the Museum of Modern Art in New York debuted a film series on “The Hidden God: Film and Faith” two years ago, it opened with Groundhog Day. The rest of the films were drawn from the ranks of turgid and bleak intellectual cinema, including standards from Ingmar Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. According to the New York Times, curators of the series were stunned to discover that so many of the 35 leading literary and religious scholars who had been polled to pick the series entries had chosen Groundhog Day that a spat had broken out among the scholars over who would get to write about the film for the catalogue. In a wonderful essay for the Christian magazine Touchstone, theology professor Michael P. Foley wrote that Groundhog Day is “a stunning allegory of moral, intellectual, and even religious excellence in the face of postmodern decay, a sort of Christian-Aristotelian Pilgrim’s Progress for those lost in the contemporary cosmos.” Charles Murray, author of Human Accomplishment, has cited Groundhog Day more than once as one of the few cultural achievements of recent times that will be remembered centuries from now. He was quoted in The New Yorker declaring, “It is a brilliant moral fable offering an Aristotelian view of the world.” …

When Phil Connors [Bill Murray's character] arrives in Punxsutawney, he’s a perfect representative of the Seinfeld generation: been-there-done-that. When he first realizes he’s not crazy and that he can, in effect, live forever without consequences — if there’s no tomorrow, how can you be punished? — he indulges his adolescent self. He shoves cigarettes and pastries into his face with no fear of love-handles or lung cancer. “I am not going to play by their rules any longer,” he declares as he goes for a drunk-driving spree. He uses his ability to glean intelligence about the locals to bed women with lies. When that no longer gratifies, he steals money and gets kinky, dressing up and play-acting. When Andie MacDowell sees him like this she quotes a poem by Sir Walter Scott: “The wretch, concentrated all in self / Living, shall forfeit fair renown / And, doubly dying, shall go down / To the vile dust, from whence he sprung / Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.”

The point is that Connors slowly realizes that what makes life worth living is not what you get from it, but what you put into it. He takes up the piano. He reads poetry — no longer to impress Rita, but for its own sake. He helps the locals in matters great and small, including catching a boy who falls from a tree every day. “You never thank me!” he yells at the fleeing brat. He also discovers that there are some things he cannot change, that he cannot be God. The homeless man whom Connors scorns at the beginning of the film becomes an obsession of his at the end because he dies every Groundhog Day. Calling him “pop” and “dad,” Connors tries to save him but never can.

By the end of the film, Connors is no longer obsessed with bedding Rita. He’s in love with her, without reservation and without hope of his affection being requited. Only in the end, when he completely gives up hope, does he in fact “get” the woman he loves. And with that, with her love, he finally wakes on February 3, the great wheel of life no longer stuck on Groundhog Day. As NR’s own Rick Brookhiser explains it, “The curse is lifted when Bill Murray blesses the day he has just lived. And his reward is that the day is taken from him. Loving life includes loving the fact that it goes.”

If you haven’t seen “Groundhog Day,” do yourself a favor. You will not regret it.

“Don’t be above bending over to check on a rusty can:” CA Couple Finds $10 M in Rare Coins While Out Walking Dog

From Fox News:

A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their Gold Country property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.

They had been walking around this property for years. Sometimes a fortune is right under our noses, but we just don’t see it.

Holder to State Attorneys General: Join Me. Being Lawless is Fun!

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From our “Blog of the Day” Bloviating Zeppelin: http://bloviatingzeppelin.net

Apparently it’s not enough for the Obama Regime to be operate in a completely lawless manner on the federal level. Now, this gangsta bunch is trying to infect the states with their enthusiasm for destroying the Constitution and federalism. From the New York Times aka The Liberal Death Star:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday injected the Obama administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory.

Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them.

Six state attorneys general — all Democrats — have refused to defend bans on same-sex marriage, prompting criticism from Republicans who say they have a duty to stand behind their state laws, even if they do not agree with them.

So, if you are the attorney general of a sovereign state, according to Mr. Holder, you have the right, perhaps even the obligation, to disregard the will of the people as manifested in your state’s law, as long as you have “carefully studied” the issue. You know, the same way that Barack and Eric “carefully studied” the issue of so-called same sex marriage, which lead to the One’s “evolving” position of the issue. Some might say is what they studied is the election calendar to make sure they told the appropriate, well-time lies, but those people are just bitter-clinging cynics.

Also from the New York Times:

His comments signal the latest manifestation of the Obama administration’s evolving position on gay rights. Mr. Obama came into office opposed to same-sex marriage. But in 2011, he decided against defending the Defense of Marriage Act and ended the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays and lesbians from the military. The next year, the president said he personally supported gay marriage.

Shazam! Who says liberals don’t believe in evolution?

Clearly, liberals like B. Hussein and his mouthpiece Eric “You Are a Race Coward” Holder, who are noted for crusading for “civil rights,” especially those of criminal defendants, believe that the people of the states of Virginia, Oregon, California, Nevada, Illinois, and Pennsylvania don’t deserve any representation when their state laws are under relentless assault by militant homosexual activists.

I would ask the attorneys general of those states “who speaks for the people of your state?” No one? Of course, that’s the answer.

Oh, and speaking of civil rights, Holder also chose a cheerleader for notorious cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to head up the Civil Rights Division of his (In)Justice Department.

Meanwhile, Holder continues to stonewall requests for information about his lying to Congress about Fast and Furious. He needs more time! Of course, he has plenty of time to send rent-a-mobs down to Florida any time there is an opportunity to play the race card, as in the Zimmerman case, another example of Mr.Holder’s interference in something that is absolutely none of his business.

Obama No Longer Even Pretending That He’s Not Telling Bald-Faced Whoppers

The folks st the WaPo have to be wondering if Barack’s peeps at the White House know how important their paper is. After all, they scolded him with 2012′s “Lie of the Year” for his infamous pre-meditated, election-year promise that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Yet, he continues to lie unabashedly, and they continue to give him those Pinocchios. From yesterday’s Fact Checker story, “Obama’s claim that 7 million got ‘access to health care for the first time’ because of his Medicaid expansion:”

“We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”
– President Obama, remarks during dinner with the Democratic Governors Association, Feb. 20, 2014
The Fact Checker has written several times about the fuzziness of the Medicaid numbers issued by the Obama administration. But it is like playing whack-a-mole. Every time we rap someone for getting it wrong, the same problem pops up someplace else. …

He [Obama]seems to be falling into the same trap as other Democrats, and some reporters, by assuming that everyone in the Medicaid list is getting health insurance for the first time because of the Affordable Care Act. But that number is nowhere close to 7 million. It could be as low as 1.1 million (Avalere) or as high as 2.6 million (Gaba.) If one wanted to be generous, one could include people coming out of the woodwork, even though they would have been covered under the old law, but no one is really sure what that figure is.
In any case, no matter how you slice it, it does not add up to 7 million. It is dismaying that given all of the attention to this issue, the president apparently does not realize that the administration’s data are woefully inadequate for boastful assertions of this type.

He doesn’t realize? What’s the matter? Is he stupid? No, WaPo, he realizes everything. He knows he’s lying now just as he knew he was lying when he repeated that “Lie of the Year” for 3 years. Don’t you guys get it YET? The Left LIES. In democracies and representative republics, they have to, at least until they have tricked the people into giving them the opportunity to eliminate any possibility of their being removed from power. To paraphrase the writer Mary McCarthy, who not coincidentally was talking about another commie, Lillian Hellman, every word they write is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’

We also learned recently that 20% of people who signed up for Obamacare haven’t paid their premiums. Are these people being counted as Obamacare enrollees, more evidence of the “success” of this debacle? Of course they will, and Obama will include them in the mythical “7 million.”

I’ve got an idea for the WaPo. You should change Pinnochios to “Obamas.” He’s a much more legendary liar at this point.

Cultural Marxist Homosexual Advocates Scam the Supreme Court, and We Live With the Results Today: The Teri O’Brien Show, 2-23-13

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/teri-obrien/2014/02/16/usual-suspects-display-their-stupidity-race-baiting-homosexual-obsession

 

LISTEN HERE.

Connecting the Dots on How We Got Here-So-called “Same Sex Marriage”

Discussion of the book “Flagrant Conduct,” from Dale Carpenter, a University of Minnesota law professor, which exposes the truth about the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case. Militant homosexual activists, enraged by the 1986 Bowers decision, schemed to put together a narrative that they could sell to the Supreme Court. Like everything else the Left does, it was a lie. The facts of Lawrence v. Texas were not what everyone thought. Still, this case, based on fraud, is being used to deliver the death blow to traditional marriage.

Obamacare Horror Stories

Woman loses her doctor of 17 years, thanks to Covered California. Man can’t get his back fixed because no doctor will accept his “insurance.” Woman relies on misinformation on Covered California website, then discovers her doctor is not in the network, and the only doctors who are in miles away in high-crime neighborhoods. She says, with no sense of irony, “this is not what we were promised.” Really? I think you’ve been had by a con man, my gullible friend.

Another CBS13 Viewer Says Doctors Denying Covered California Plan « CBS Sacramento

Covered California Enrollees Complain About Limited Doctor Choices Nearby « CBS San Francisco

2nd Amendment Update

Woman defends herself using an affordable rifle. Fortunately, she doesn’t live in New York State where the gun that probably saved her is now illegal, thanks to the ironically named “SAFE” act

Even the folks at the 24/7 Nuthouse MS-NBC Can See It: Obama Doctrine is a colossal foreign policy failure

Disgraced National Security Advisor Susan Rice goes on Obama’s network, NBC, on “Meet The Press” with David “Howdy Doody” Gregory, to tell more lies about Benghazi. On CBS’ “Face The Nation”, a thunderstruck McCain says she should be embarrassed

Clown Advocates Fear America Faces a Dire Clown Shortage (and this is bad news?)

Lawrence v Texas: How Laws Against Sodomy Became Unconstitutional : The New Yorker (The landmark decision that activist, rogue federal courts are using to justify destroying federalism and imposing homosexual “marriage” on us is based on a fraud)

U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby a seasoned attorney, war veteran | Deseret News

Federal Judge Rules Utah’s Gay-Marriage Ban Unconstitutional : The New Yorker

VIDEO: Benghazi: The Latest on Obama White House’s Coverup (contains video of Fox News Report on new revelations about emails that reveal that White House and David Petraeus’ CIA collaborated on Benghazi talking points)

 Detroit Mother Defends Family | Rifle | SAFE Act (It’s a good thing she didn’t live in New York State. She might not be alive to tell this story.)

Voter wearing pro-gun shirt turned away | kvue.com Austin

Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Indictment of Dinesh D’Souza | The Weekly Standard

As Kyiv Burns, the Obama Doctrine Is Going Down in Flames (how’s that leading from behind working out?)

Obama Appoints Hamas Adviser Robert Malley to Senior Director on National Security Council : Freedom Outpost

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More Obamacare Horror Stories in USA, and As Kiev Burns, “Obama Doctrine” Goes Up in Flames: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 2-23-14

No surprise. Justice Scalia was right.

  Do you have the first clue of the depth of the sinister scheming that has gone on for years to destroy this country? Lawlessness abetted by an ignorant, uninterested public, dumbed down by government schools, at the mercy of activist liberal judges and agenda-driven “public interest” lawyers is helping the Left “transform” America, as our Dear Reader has promised. As J.D. Longstreet so eloquently stated recently at teriobrien.com, it’s not possible to be free and ignorant. Recently, two federal judges, one in Virginia, an unqualified appointee, who is like the man who appointed her, Barack Obama, an affirmative action beneficiary, and one in Utah, decided to blow their noses on the Constitution, the rule of law and federalism in the service of advancing so-called “same sex marriage.” Who cares if the people of those states oppose that “forward” thinking idea? How did we get to the point in this country that federal judges could disregard the will of the people because of some supposed right to sodomy? To understand that, we have to connect some dots, and learn the shocking facts about the landmark case that set us down the road to Gomorrah.

Obamacare Horror Stories Continue.

The ugly reality the biggest and cruelest lie that Barack Obama told to deceive the American public into re-electing him is hitting home, as people discover that having an Obamacare “insurance” card is very different from having a doctor who will see them.

2nd Amendment Update: 

Why was man wearing 2nd amendment t-shirt turned away from a Texas polling place last week? And, a Detroit mother’s recent use of a firearm to protect herself and her children demonstrates the absolute idiocy of New York State’s “SAFE” (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) act.

As Kiev Burns, The “Obama Doctrine” Goes Up in Flames.

How’s that “leading from behind” working out?Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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