Movie Night

My wife and I have been celebrating our twelfth wedding anniversary this weekend. The actual day was the 22nd (so mark your calendars for next year's gifts). 🙂 With our daughter on a sleepover at a friend's house last night, Tara and I went to see the movie The Butler. It has the director's name in the title, but I'm not going to help him aggrandize himself by mentioning it here.

I could have done without any mention of our current president at the end, but it was inevitable. The director did a good job, but it's beyond pretentious when they put their name in the title.

We realized on the drive over that this was our “annual movie night.” Literally. We generally rent from home. Sorry, theater owners, but your prices are simply too high. The tickets alone were about $11 each, and that was after she'd gone online for discount tickets. At the window, they're regularly $11.50 each. After they added tax and their mysterious “how dare you try to get a discount” fees to our online tickets, however, we only saved, what, a dollar total?

Walking in, Tara announced, “I'm having popcorn, and there's nothing you can do about it!” Okay, so that last part was unspoken, but it was definitely there. At the register, I was joking about the high price of our large bucket of popcorn and two over-sized Cokes. Thinking I was being ridiculous, I said, “What's that gonna cost us, $17?” I was wrong. It was $18.50!

“And that,” said Tara, “is why we only go to the movies once a year!”

Minimum Wage Adjusted for Inflation

I don't agree that this is a valid calculation. But, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently.

50 years ago the minimum wage was 1.25 (1963). See dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdf.

  • A 1963 dime (90% silver) is now worth 1.9
  • 19 x 1.25 = $23.75

That's what the minimum wage would be, adjusted for inflation. I think this discrepancy should be reimbursed retroactively by the “elite” 1%! 🙂

See also …

If Called to Jury Duty, Be Informed

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fija.org

"FIJA works to inform potential jurors…

  • of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws
  • that they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse door
  • that they cannot be punished for their verdicts
  • Inform everyone that juror veto — jury nullification — is a peaceful way to protect human rights against corrupt politicians and government tyranny"
  • Retarded

    Obama himself says, “The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident.” And he's right, for a change. Yet he/they want us all to be constantly afraid of this bogeyman, these nebulous “terrorists,” which nowadays includes just about everyone.

    I get tired of retarded people — emotionally and morally, if not mentally — running the world, and the gullible people who fall for their lies and become their enforcers/enablers, wittingly or not.

    Court to Feds Explain Marines Facebook Postings

    Court to feds: explain Marine's Facebook postings arrest

    via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest.

    "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over America's rapid transition to a police state,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute."