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The Dark Knight Rises: The Film; the Tragedy

220px-Dark_knight_rises_poster I wanted to write about The Dark Knight Rises as soon as I left the theater after the midnight showing I saw part of the Marathon I went to, all 3 films in a row however I was very tired and went to bed intending on writing about it when I awoke. That was not the case. When I awoke the next day the first thing my mother told me was if I had heard about the shooting in Aurora Colorado. She explained to me that someone had dressed up all in black armor of some sort and shot up a movie theater killing and injuring many people. My first thoughts were, no that’s not right, it must be some sort of joke. I mean who would do that? Who would go to the one place that I feel at ease at the most, the one place I enjoy going to over anywhere else? That pondered in my head as I went back to bed (I had only been a sleep a couple of hours and needed more rest).

When I woke up again and for the day I turned on the news as the shooting was on some channel at least every hour of the day, at least it seemed that way. I began to hear reports, stories from people in the theater who got out alive and ok (as ok as one could be after being in that position). I felt so bad for those people, for the people who died, for those hurt, and for the families of everyone suffering through this tragedy. After my feelings of sadness however I became angry. Angry someone would do this, someone would kill so many innocent people and hurt so many others at a movie theater of all places. Your not suppose to be scared or wonder “will I get shot today if I go to the movies?” I adore going to the movies, to see the films, to be introduced to characters and other worlds for 90+ minutes. How dare someone make midnight showings something you have to second guess now because of fear, because of unknowing-ness. Unknowing if you will be safe.

heath_ledger_joker After that I then felt as a fan disappointed in the way that the film was being negatively affected. Don’t get me wrong, now this is far below my feelings of sadness and sorrow for what happened but I also could not ignore what it would mean for the film. The last Batman film, The Dark Knight came out in 2008 and that was impacted by the death of a great actor; Heath Ledger. His death left a dark cloud over the film and it was hard to watch knowing he was gone. Now 4-5 years later we were going to have another Batman film, another turn to blow everyone out of the water and it would have done that had it not been for this piece of trash James Holmes. This man took away the innocence that we all have in each of us, the child inside when we go see a movie we are thrilled to go watch. When you step into a theater you can be that 12 year old kid again, believing in magic, in fantasy, in anything… now this man has tarnished that. He’s made people want to even go as far as suing the studio Warner Bros. for producing a film that was “to violent.” Let me point out one crucial hard but true fact here; no one was forced to go see this film, people chose to see this film because they too were thrilled and excited to see this. You can’t blame a studio for producing a movie, a movie that you wanted to go see yourself and had been anticipating because of some piece of garbage did what he did. Go after him, and I believe the theater itself. Why the theater? It should have had alarms on those exit doors, plain and simple. Had they been set with an alarm the shooter Holmes would not have been able to leave it propped open. In the Harkins theater I visit, the theater that is my movie home has workers come in and count the people, check the doors to make sure they are closed, and such. Did the theater in Aurora not have these policies in place?

I hope the victims some day can recover from this and return to the theater without fear, without second guessing, I hope anyone in the world affected by this can allow themselves to not be yet another victim of this murderer.

Written response to New Threats to Freedom….

Is there a lot of red tape around these days? This is something that Max Borders discusses in the video clip (here) on “our compulsive urge to regulate” i.e. society’s many rules (otherwise known as more ways to take money from you).

Max talks about how he and his wife wanted to sell BBQ sauce at a farmers market but were shut down cold. Well technically they could have… for a price. The County needed a home inspection, they needed a business license, insurance, etc. to sell homemade BBQ sauce (remember I Love Lucy episode #79 “The Million Dollar Idea”?) I understand the inspection from the health dept. but license and insurance? Do counties, cities, not remember when little girls and boys put up lemonade stands? Well yes, but they do not care; they try to get money from them too. I remember in the news not too long ago, a little girl was told to put away her stand and not sell her lemonade because she did not have a license. How will our society grow, and thrive with these regulations, these laws that push us down? How are kids going to learn and educate themselves and prepare for the future? A child who is trying to earn money at age 7 by working hard is someone who will grow up knowing that hard work pays off, instead of “the man keeping you down,” and winding up on welfare.

Max has it right; we need the consumers to regulate and not those who profit. Prices and costs need to come down so that entrepreneurs have a chance or soon all that will be left are Walmarts (more than we already have). Submitting paperwork alone should not come with the cost of some 75$ + fees when most everything is done or can be done online.

I have witnessed people on power trips make people move from a shady corner selling their ice cream from a cart, to a hot sunny spot because they did not have their license with them. Now these people had one, as well as permission from the head of the place they were at, but someone in the lower management didn’t care, he brushed them off. I’ve seen inspectors ruin hundreds of dollars of product from an ice cream truck due to not having the correct license. When regulations are handled by regulators with no compassion that toss and throw money down the drain instead of giving those a chance to go home and fix things needed, that is a sign that things need to change and they need to change now.

I for one do not want to live in a place that tells us when to have kids, who we can hug if at all, what we can create and not, and so forth. If regulations continue at the rate they are now, we might well someday find ourselves not allowed to eat anything other than Taco Bell (Demolition Man 1993.)

Prince William Engaged

Well its been a long time coming, but Prince William has finally come out and said he has proposed to his long time off and on again girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Here is a video uploaded by SkyNews.

If you search my blog you will find posts (or not, I seem to be missing posts, it was most likely before I went to a CMS blog) about where I spoke of how the media should leave them alone (William and Harry), and how awful their mother’s death was. I hope they (William and Harry) find a life they can enjoy with people they can enjoy it with. They’ve come a long way from those two little lost looking boys who walked behind their mother’s coffin, which I did watch live on tv. It was a sad moment that I’ve never forgotten, as I lost someone just a bit before that tragedy happened and I knew all to well what they felt, and what they were going through.

So Congrats William and Kate. I wonder how long until Harry follows and marries himself too.

Iron Man 2!!!!!

I got my Iron Man 2 tickets!!


R.I.P. Corey Haim

I saw this posted on a “a haiku a day” website here that said:

When Robert Frost wrote
“Nothing gold can stay,” he could
have described child stars.

Very true sentiment. He’ll always be Sam to me. I saw a bit of who Corey was through the t.v. show The Two Corey’s and saw how much he loved acting and how much it hurt him not to be working in his profession. When Feldman told Haim they did not want to use him in Lost Boys 2 it was so sad to see him break down, that was a dream of his and although he did make it into it, I’m sure its not what he envisioned for over 20 years. I may see part 2 eventually but nothing will ever be what the original was. R.I.P. Corey Haim.

Human Rights March

STOP THE RACISMSo I went to my first Human Rights March today, it was about a 3 mile walk from 35th ave and Roosevelt @ Falcon Park, to Tent City to protest Arpaio’s racist profiling. I went with a few people and let me tell you, 3 miles ain’t a lot… but we had to walk back too. Would have been ok but the clouds decided to go away and the sun came out and I was wearing a black shirt.

Supposedly there were about 4 idiots who caused issues but I saw nothing but a peaceful march.

Highschool Mayor… really.

Ok, what does it tell you when a town elects a high school kid as MAYOR of their town? Seriously, this is no joke. A real town in Michigan elected a kid in high school as their Mayor. He wasn’t even old enough to register by the deadline, so had to rely on being written in (I think that’s the line in the ballots that say other or something, and you have to write in their name).

This is funny, sad, and interesting at the same time.

Read more HERE.


Now they confirmed that the body they found in Montana is Dylan. This kid saw a man kill his family, do who knows what to her sister, and then got murdered at 9yrs old by this man, because some STUPID FUCKING SON OF A BITCH SICK BSATARD was let out of jail, but SOME STUPID FUCKING JUDGE!

Now Shasta has to somehow get on with her life after her mother was killed, 13yr old brother was killed, 9yr old brother who she was close to killed and whom she saw get molested according to police interview with her, and her mothers boyfriend.

Her oldest brother Jesse Groening in jail for I dont know what stated that if they do not give Duncan the death penalty he will kill him himself.

And I say to Jesse YOU GO! Kill this bastard. Torture him, keep him alive, and torture him over and over before killing him.

This sick bitch should be killed slowly and painfully, beaten, humiliated, eas much as possible for what he did.

Again I say, YOU CANT LET CHILD MOLESTERS OUT OF JAIL!! YOU CAN SAY, ‘Oh yuo did your time, go and moleste someone else now.’


Sick Bastards!




3 boys missing since Wed around 5pm, found tonight dead, locked in a trunk so near their homes.

These kids were taken from their yard some how.


A 11 yr old, 6yr old, and 5yr old killed because of SOME SICK FUCKING BASTARD!!