The Weekly Review: August 23 – 29


The problem with these “protests” (translation: riots) is that they too often target easy prey: small businesses and innocent passersby.

This happens because it is much simpler to torch Sam’s Barber Shop than to loot Bill Gates’s mansion.

We get it: You’re angry and you want to vent. But putting the Vangs out of their shoe-store business isn’t going to accomplish anything. Oh, I take that back – it will likely succeed in re-electing Donald Trump.

If you must vandalize property and terrorize people, I would humbly suggest that you go after more appropriate, albeit well-protected, citizens. Like, for instance, the people and homes showcased on this tone-deaf series, which airs on Fox Nation:



Talk about terrible timing. Is this really a good year to resurrect Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?





I’m beginning to think that the mainstream media uses this “mostly peaceful” term on purpose, just to trigger its critics.





1BR, now playing on Netflix, is a pleasant surprise. It’s a horror movie that’s somewhat original.

Like so much horror these days, 1BR takes itself very seriously, and the tone is a bit soul-sucking. But it’s also clever and I dug the ending.



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  1. drew September 4, 2020 6:41 pm  Reply

    have you participated in a protest (not riot) recently grouchy editor? its not the protesters who do the damage it is the rioters. they are two completely different groups with different goals.

    i can still hear robin leach say “lifestyles of the rich and famous”

    • grouchyeditor September 4, 2020 7:41 pm  Reply

      I agree that they are two separate animals — at least in theory. Problem is, the mainstream media tends to lump the two groups together under the same banner: “peaceful protesters.” Also, the genuine protesters are providing cover, wittingly or not, for the violent rioters.

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