Pearl Harbor

America Owes No Apologies to Japan

There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” ~ President George Washington, 1793, Fifth Annual Message

It appears that Barack Obama wants to end his time in office in much the same way he began; by touring the world, highlighting and apologizing for America’s supposed sins, and minimizing or ignoring all the good we have done in the world.

He began his first term with an apology tour. On April 3, 2009, in Strasbourg, France, Obama declared “In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world…there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.” Three days later, in a speech to the Turkish Parliament, Obama doubled down, saying that “The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history…Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.” These would be just two of many apologies Obama would make for America in the years to come.

This month, Obama becomes the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on it seventy years ago in a bid to bring World War II, the most deadly war in world history, to an end.

Affleck as the new Batman? Go home, Hollywood, you’re drunk!

Ben Affleck

The Batman movie franchise has endured a subpar performance from Val Kilmer (Batman Forever). It managed to survive an atrocious movie starring George Clooney (Batman and Robin). But now Hollywood has gone too far.

In case you haven’t heard, Ben Affleck has been cast to star as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, which will be directed by Zack Snyder.

Yeah, I can take the self-righteous leftist politics of the Hollywood elite. I can take the occasionally terrible flick. But Ben Affleck as the new Batman?

Not just no, but HELL NO.


Admittedly, I’m not a movie critic. But I remember Affleck’s performances in Daredevil, Pearl Harbor, and The Sum of All Fears, in which the actor nearly ruined Jack Ryan’s character. And Gigli? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. **breathes** LOLOLOLOLOL.

The reaction to the news on Twitter and Reddit was nothing short of hilarious. My friend Ben Domenech summed it up in three tweets.

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