Friday B-Movie Pick: Sharpe’s Challenge

Sharpe’s Challenge

After a long break from the Sharpe series of movies, Sean Bean returns to the role of Richard Sharpe. This time he has to travel to India to save his ex-NCO, played by Daragh O’Malley. They had the budget to actually film this in India, so ya, really nice location shots, and a beautiful Indian actress to play the femme fatale. A good solid action flick set in the hayday of the British Empire. It stands alone well, but you may want to watch the entire series before watching this. I did, and it was time well spent. After watching these, you will know how to fire three rounds a minute from a musket!

Friday B-Movie Pick

Obama Economy Chart of the day

Back in early August, I posted a chart that compared the GDP growth rate of inflation.

It showed that the GDP was growing slower than the rate of inflation, or to put it more simply, the money you have is losing value faster than the economy is growing.

It’s time for an updated version of that chart, since the Fed just reduced the GDP rate for Q2 2012 to 1.3%, not the 1.5% they projected back in early August.

As you can see, the economy under our Dear Leader’s regime is clearly going in the wrong direction.

Let us review the Obama Economy again

Let’s take a look at how well average Americans have done under the rule of our Dear Leader,  Barack Hussein Obama.

Not too well it seems.  The average house hold income in America is down 8.2% since our Dear Leader started occupying the White House and inflicting Keynesian economic polices on the American people.

This clearly is not the change most Americans were hoping for.  The only sane course for American is to remove BHO from office on election day so the economy and the country can start moving the right direction on January 20, 2013.

Reynolds’ Law

“The government decides to try to increase the middle class by subsidizing things that middle class people have: If middle-class people go to college and own homes, then surely if more people go to college and own homes, we’ll have more middle-class people. But homeownership and college aren’t causes of middle-class status, they’re markers for possessing the kinds of traits — self-discipline, the ability to defer gratification, etc. — that let you enter, and stay, in the middle class. Subsidizing the markers doesn’t produce the traits; if anything, it undermines them.”

Glenn Reynolds

What will it take for the MSM to call it a good month for Gov. Romney?

First, let us review this chart of the Gallup tracking poll.  HT to the PJ Tatler

Now the left leaning MSM/DNC has been calling the past month a “bad month” for Gov. Romney.  I don’t think the word “bad” means what they think it means.

Keep in mind that this is the Gallup poll, not the historically more accurate Rasmussen poll.   It is also a poll of registered voters, not likely voters.  Add to that the historic trend of Gallup and most other polls over ratting Obama by several points.

Given all that, plus what is charitably called a “lackluster” recovery that is in danger of slipping back into a recession, it looks like polls, like this Gallup poll, are being carefully crafted to try and make the MSM/DNC label of a “bad month” for Gov. Romney appear to be true.  Even with them cooking the books, this polls shows a challenger running dead even with an incumbent President with the election less than two months away.

Keep in mind, most polls had Jimmy Carter, the worst President of the latter half of the 2oth Century, four points ahead of Ronald Reagan at this point in the 1980 election.