Uncommon Sense Webcast – March 4, 2010


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Intro – Technical Difficulties – Obama’s Health – Ethical Congress? – An Uncommon Promotion!

Something for Artskoe – Letters from Listeners – Thoughts on Albums – More Arguing – More on Presidential Smoking – Ronald Reagan on the $50.00 – Reagan SPEAKS

Aaron, Will You Send This Guy a Letter? – Trashing Johnny Cash – Senator Bunning, At Least He Tried – Black History Month Run Amok

Funky Cold Medina – 9/11 Truthers & Nutters of All Kinds – The Scent of Fear

Obama – Then & Now On Reconciliation – Simple Majorities – Not Passing Major Legislation With the ‘Nuclear Option’ – Considering Prohibition

The Cleaner Ambushes the Parson (Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College) – The Parson Ambushes the Cleaner (Brett Favre & Shaq)

Special Guest Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute – ‘Social Justice’ at Wheaton College – On New Legislation Regarding Homosexuality, “The Student Non-Discrimination Act,” Part #1

Special Guest Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute – On New Legislation Regarding Homosexuality “The Student Non-Discrimination Act” – ‘Day of Silence’ Boycott, Part #2

Brain on Liberal – MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Loses His Marbles!

Hamming It Up With Hamilton, Pt. #1 – Shutter Island – Hating Ambiguity! – Was He Crazy, or Did They Make Him Crazy?

Hamming It Up With Hamilton, Pt. #2 – More Fun Loading Up On Brother Luke – Uncommon Promotion – Send Us Your Top 10 Movies of All Time, Win A SIGNED Copy of Sarah Palin’s ‘Going Rogue!’ – Great Movie Role Substituting – Academy Awards Chat – Muhammad or Jones?

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  3. lukehamilton /

    Nice try, Cleaner.

    Here’s my list:

    1) Passion of the Christ
    2) Star Wars: A New Hope
    3) Braveheart
    4) The Dark Knight
    5) The Apostle
    6) Brazil
    7) Shawshank Redemption
    8) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    9) The Princess Bride
    10) The Fellowship of the Ring

    and because the Parson did so..

    11) Memento
    12) Saving Private Ryan
    13) Schindler’s List
    14) Cool Hand Luke
    15) Amadeus
    16) True Romance
    17) Glengarry Glen Ross
    18) Cinderella Man
    19) The Prestige
    20) Life is Beautiful

    Now back to trying to pick two winners..

    Man, this is HARD!

  4. davesteiger /

    Brother Stage was unable to hit a computer and asked us to upload his favorite flicks for him before we began recording today.

    From amongst the finest movies ever made, he selected the following:

    1. Sleepless in Seattle

    2. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    3. You’ve Got Mail

    4. High School Musical

    5. Blue Lagoon

    6. Confessions of a Shopaholic

    7. Rent

    8. The Little Mermaid

    9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    10. Mama Mia

  5. BeelzeBob /

    I came up with my list like this: if any of the following movies are on the TV while I’m walking by, I will probably stop what I’m doing and have a sit to watch, even though my time would probably be better spent doing something else. I have after all seen all these movies many times, but they still hook me. There are many others, so this was tough.

    The Patriot
    The Dark Knight
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    The Matrix
    Edward Scissorhands
    The Event Horizon
    Pitch Black
    Army of Darkness
    Live Free or Die Hard

  6. Wendy Kirkwood /

    1. Love Comes Softly
    2. Loves Enduring Promise
    3. Loves Long Journey
    4. Loves Abiding Joy
    5. Loves Unending Legacy
    6. Loves Unfolding Dream
    7. Love Takes Wing
    8. Love Finds Home
    9. Love Came and Went
    10. Love: Going, Going Gone

  7. Tina DePalma /

    10. Back to the Future
    9. Star Wars
    8. The Passion of the Chirst
    7. A Time to Kill
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    5. 10 Commandments
    4. Shawshank Redemption
    3. Amadeus
    2. Schindler’s List
    1. The Patriot

  8. Michael Slavish /

    Top 10…
    this is hard cause there’s so many good movies…

    10. Thank You For Smoking

    9. The Fountainhead (1949, based on Ayn Rand’s book)

    8. Sherlock Holmes (the new one)

    7. Boondock Saints

    6. Die Hard

    5. Suicide Kings

    4. 12 Monkeys

    3. Memento

    2. The Usual Suspects

    1. Once Upon a Time in the West

  9. The Parson /

    1. Passion of the Christ
    2. It’s a Wonderful Life
    3. Schindler’s List
    4. Braveheart
    5. Ben Hur
    6. Scent of A Woman
    7. The Notebook
    8. I Am David
    9. The Man in the Iron Mask
    10. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    11. Lord of the Rings 1,2,3 (If Steiger can with Godfather …)
    12. Frequency
    13. The Usual Suspects
    14. Tombstone
    15. True Romance
    16. Red Dawn
    17. Boys Town
    18. Angels with Dirty Faces
    19. Team America World Police
    20. Windy City

  10. davesteiger /

    The Cleaner’s list is…

    1. The Godfather (I & II) Sorry, it’s really one movie with a 2 year intermission, okay?

    2. Treasure of Sierra Madre

    3. Schindler’s List

    4. Singing in the Rain

    5. Fargo

    6. The Bride of Frankenstein

    7. It’s a Wonderful Life

    8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    9. Wizard of Oz

    10. Forest Gump

    These are not necessarily my absolute favorite movies. In fact, my favorite movie of all time is the Michael Mann/James Caan movie ‘Thief.’ This is, by far, the single greatest unknown movie of all time in my book, right down to the incredible Tangerine Dream soundtrack.

    Others include ‘To Live & Die in L.A.,’ ‘The ‘Fearless Vampire Killers,’ and some other odd flicks that had significant timely and/or emotional impacts on my life. I’m sure many of you have similar flicks. That’s what makes movies so great, they really do put date/time stamps on our lives.

    It was very difficult to come up with only 10, most of you probably felt the same way. I wanted to include so many others – choices many of you made, by the way, thanks for bringing up the rear on the greats.

    Brother Stage has his work cut out for him in choosing the two best lists, doesn’t he?

    Best,

    Cleaner…

  11. Mrs. Cleaner /

    1. Sound of Music
    2. Wizard of Oz
    3. The Notebook (still can’t get my husband to watch this one)
    4. Top Gun
    5. The Patriot
    6. Forest Gump
    7. Dances with Wolves
    8. From Russia with Love (it was hard to pick favorite James Bond, but I had to go with a Sean Connery one)
    9. The Count of Monte Cristo
    10. Gran Torino

    I agree with Holly, The Parson needs to lay off Johnny Cash!

  12. Holly Shields /

    Ok, you said \favorites\, not BEST. Here goes. In no particular order.

    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. The Breakfast Club
    3. The Princess Bride
    4. Local Hero
    5. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    6. Better Off Dead
    7. Unforgiven
    8. The Black Stallion
    9. Fantasia
    10. Back to the Future

    Oh, and the Parson needs to lighten up on Johnny Cash.

  13. Drewcifer /

    1.Passion of the Christ (a stark reminder of what this life is all about)
    2.Ben-Hur (never has a movie so successfully conveyed the release of the weight of hatred and the ushering in of forgiveness)
    3.It’s a Wonderful Life (remember to be thankful)
    4.Bella (none are beyond redemption)
    5.Lord of the Rings (minus some of the Ent scenes and the “Oh Sam”s
    6.Star Wars 3:Revenge of the Sith (reminds me of the lure of evil that Eve felt in the Garden. You can be as God.)
    7.The Pricess Bride (a timeless classic, twoo wuv)
    8.The Count of Monte Cristo (Caviezel gives an outstanding performance in this story again reminding us to let go of hatred before it eats us alive)
    9.The Dark Knight (Give it a name…evil. Some can not be reasoned with)
    10. The Incredibles (enough with the mediocrity)

  14. Marty /

    There are too many great movies to make a definitive top 10 list. So here are a few of my favorite: (not in order)

    Die Hard
    Trains Plains & Automobiles
    Cheech & Chongs Nice Dreams
    Forest Gump
    Back to the Future
    Bicentennial Man
    Rush Hour 2
    The Blues Brothers
    Young Frankenstein
    Lethal Weapon(s)
    The Patriot
    Braveheart
    Shaun of the Dead
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

  15. John Cronin /

    Howdy…
    the best according to me,

    It’s a wonderful life
    Memphis Belle
    The Ten Commandments
    The patriot
    Picture of Dorian Grey
    Coolie High
    The Flying Tigers
    Red Dawn
    Family Man
    King Kong-1933
    My list can go on, here are some more!
    Action in the North Atlantic
    The fighting 69th
    13 going on 30
    the Dirty Harry collection
    Taxi driver
    The Young Savages…..I better stop.
    Dave, go ahead and rip me up for 13 going on 30, I will take it from you.

  16. Felious /

    1. Blackboard Jungle

    2. Amistad

    3. Crash

    4. Hard Candy

    5. The Chronicles of Riddick

    6. Coach Carter

    7. Traitor

    8. Taken

    9. 300

    10. Gladiator.

  17. Katie Lang /

    Okay,okay!

    * Dances With Wolves
    * Fight Club
    * Shaw-shank Redemption
    * American Beauty
    * The Breakfast Club
    * The Last Samurai
    * Princess Bride
    * National Treasure
    * 300
    * Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

    I know Princess Bride is gonna take the cake, mm mmm can’t wait to get my hands on that signed copy!! Really guys, consider my list, it’s good!

    -Katie

  18. Charlie /

    I WIN!!

    1. Red Dawn
    2. Full Metal Jacket
    3. American History X
    4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    5. Gone in 60 Seconds
    6. Caddy Shack
    7. Saw
    8. Cheech and Chong, Up in Smoke
    9. Reservoir Dogs
    10. Blow

    Charlie

  19. 2001 A Space Odyssey

    Matrix (We’re not in Kansas anymore!)

    M (with Peter Lorre)

    The Maltese Falcon

    The Wizard of Oz (We’re not in Kansas anymore)

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (NOT the remake!!) Wonderful Cold War metaphor.

    Death Takes a Holiday (Not the remakes!!)

    Rurouni Kenshin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rurouni_Kenshin Magnificent Japanese anime series. Very touching.

    The Seven Samurai

    Full Metal Alchemist (wonderful anime series…well written and well drawn)

    I hope a series counts as a movie. If not I’ll sub them out.

    Sam 

  20. John Rogalski /

    Hey Guys, first time caller.

    This was tough. I left out comedies and just did movie “movies”. Top 10 comedies would be a whole different list.

    1. Braveheart

    2. The Shawshank Redemption

    3. Goodfellas

    4. Saving Private Ryan (a must watch with surround sound)

    5. Cititzen Kane

    6. The Usual Suspects

    7. Its a wonderful life (I had to throw a soft one in there)

    8. Reservoir Dogs (Great sound track)

    9. The Hustler / 9.5 The Sequel of the Hustler: Color of Money (back when Tom Cruise wasn’t a Tool) (Pool players can appreciate)

    10. A Few Good Men

    Cheers,

    A New Listener

    (How is Pearl Jam’s “Ten” Album, Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, Metellica’s “Master of Puppets” not in the Top 10? I know it’s alternative rock and I’m showing my age (34), but still great music is great music. No John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters or Otis Redding? I agreed with most of your guys Top 10, but I’m not a long time AC/DC “Metal Hair Band” guy.)

  21. Nick /

    The Mission
    Caddy Shack
    Lord of the Rings
    Once
    The commitments
    Star Wars
    Fight Club
    Taxi Driver
    The Firm(The one where Al Pacino is the Devil I think thats the name)
    Good Fellas

  22. Dan Ludwig /

    Top 10 Movie List

    10. Goodfellas
    9. Gladiator
    8. Office Space
    7. Varsity Blues
    6. American Pie
    5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    4. Super Troopers
    3. The Dark Knight
    2. The Sixth Sense
    1. The Departed

  23. Nelson /

    Some of my favorite movies of all time:

    The Ten Commandments
    Ben Hur
    Samson and Delilah
    Spartacus
    The Story of Ruth
    Beckett
    A Man for All Seasons
    Troy
    Heidi (1937)
    Amistad

  24. Bill Miedema /

    HI GUYS, FIRST OF ALL LET ME SAY THAT THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST IS THE MOST MOVING FILM I HAVE EVER SEEN. TO THIS DAY I HAVE A HARD TIME WATCHING IT. IT STIRS UP SUCH EMOTION THAT I BELIEVE IT BELONGS IN A CATEGORY ALL BY IT SELF. HAVING SAID THAT HERE ARE TEN MOVIES I FIND VERY ENTERTAINING. I HAVE THEM ALL IN MY LIBRARY AND NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING THEM. THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

    1. THE ILLUSIONIST
    2. QUO VADIS
    3. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
    4. RIO BRAVO
    5. STAR MAN
    6. INDEPENDENCE DAY
    7. KING KONG (ORIGINAL B/W UNCUT)
    8. WAR OF THE WORLDS (ORG. 1953)
    9. DR. ZHIVAGO
    10. TOMBSTONE

    I HAVE AT LEAST 10 MORE THAT MAY BE INTERCHANGEABLE WITH THESE. IT WOULD DEPEND HOW I FELT AT THE MOMENT.
    I’M SURE NONE OF THESE MOVIES WOULD MAKE A “SERIOUS CRITIC’S” TOP TEN SO TO ROGER AND RICHARD. HERE’S A QUARTER, CALL SOMEONE WHO CARES.
    LOVE THE SHOW. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BILL…

  25. My dear Brothers in Christ
    Quite appropriate was the Doctrine of Accommodation, Parson, in that I was able to utilize our Lord’s teaching for the top 10 Rock albums (according to Wayne and Garth) Hee hee hee
    I admit, the guitarists you uphold are worthy of their status… indeed they were Pioneers.
    Vai, Satch, Yngwie, and other modern masters have taken that music to a new level and that should be recognized. We appreciate the old and open our ears to the new… (I SAID, OPEN OUR EARS TO THE NEW)
    We endear our hearts to what we grew up with… some great music and some more nostalgic that anything, right???

    Dave,
    thanks for the correction (on Kansas)

    Louise’s little world Top 10 movies (I have viewed and loved so far…)
    Hubby and I are comedy lovers, but when it comes down to it… meaningful movies that move me to be a better servant for Christ (Christian or secular movie) far outweigh the comedy :)

    Top 10:
    The Passion of the Christ
    Messiah- Prophecy Fulfilled
    One Night With the King/ Esther
    Ben Hur
    Time Changer
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The 10 Commandments
    I am David
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Patriot

    Honorable Mentions:
    Family Man
    Harvey

    In Him,
    you sister
    Louise

  26. Charlie /

    Johnny Cash Rocks!!!
    This is comming from a guy who thinks Metallica,Pantera,and Korn are the best bands ever!

  27. Paul /

    You don’t have to count me guys, but here’s my list:
    1) Passion of the Christ
    2) Braveheart
    3) Psycho
    4) Saving Private Ryan
    5) Schindler’s List
    6) Ben Hur
    7) The Hustler
    8) 300
    9) Lord of the Rings Series
    10) Unforgiven
    Gets tougher as you go down the list…so many good ones.

  28. willie from the tape room /

    Top 10 Movies
    10.Bonnie and Clyde
    9.The Train
    8.The Road Warrior
    7.Duel
    6.Blackhawk Down
    5.In Cold Blood
    4.We Were Soldiers
    3.Bullitt
    2.Das Boot-The Directors Cut
    1.Dirty Harry
    These are off the top of my head,if I had more time to think it out it would be different but Dirty Harry still takes the top spot.

  29. Melvin Poindexter /

    Top 10 Movies:
    Best i could come up with in a half hour: I was going to list a bunch of “B” movies as a joke but i couldn’t think of 10 which i’ve seen.

    John. You have no taste in music! :) Kansas is classic. A real collection of true artwork with much detail.

    Passion
    LOTR
    Narnia
    Holes
    Jaws
    Raiders
    Back to the Future
    Matrix(1st)
    Independence Day
    Sheepshank Redemption (sorry…Shawshank)

  30. Artskoe /

    Parson, I was aware that Wheaton was going the way of Princeton and Harvard while I attended classes at Moody from ’70-’74. Every student I met from there was unaware of the gospel, and there was a large anti-war presence on campus. Rich Christian kids went there for the prestige, and a growing percentage (at the time) somehow was admitted without confessing Christ as Savior. The collegiate world was full of those who would otherwise not attend college, but the 2-S and 4-D deferment were precious, Pell grants were easy to get and Mary Jane was the most dated “girl” on campus, at least rumor had it. Is it gossip if repeated from 30 some odd years ago?

    You may be interested to know that Scott Baker went to Wheaton and is hinting a report on Wheaton’s “social justice” sometime this upcoming week on the B-Cast on BreitbartTV.com. He may be one of your listeners, since you scooped him by several days!

    Take care. See you on the Sunday broadcasts.

  31. Dave Steiger /

    What a tragedy. I just received an e-mail apparently intended for the Parson’s wife, he was looking for some feedback on his top 10 list. There’s some odd choices on that list, lemme tell ya!

    I certainly hope these aren’t his final choices!

    1. Facing the Giants
    2. The Three Stooges – The Joe Besser Years
    3. Veggie Tales – The Collection
    4. The Passion of the Patriot with the Braveheart (I think he’s combining here, as I’ve never heard of that one…)
    5. Brett Favre – Every Great Game, Every Great Minute (Is this *really* a movie?)
    6. Bedtime for Bonzo
    7. Transformers (Just the first two minutes, the ones with Megan Fox decorating a chopper…)
    8. An Inconvenient Truth (He argued that this one did win an Academy, and the author an Nobel…)
    9. Bridges of Madison County (He apparently *does* like a good romance every so often!)
    10. Brokeback Mountain (Ditto.)

    I do hope he reconsiders at least some of these!

  32. John Kirkwood /

    I’m not saying that this is the Cleaner’s official list, let’s just say I found it crumpled up under the Papa Bear Halas office chair.

    1. DeadSnow
    2. DeadSnow (extended version)
    3. Barbwire
    4. Predator
    5. Terminator
    6. Saving Private Ryan (just the opening scene; the rest was too much talking)
    7. Barbwire (3DD version)
    8. Best Foreign Film – Downfall (not the movie, just the Scott Brown just won in MA, youtube spoof)
    9. The Schwarzenneger Boxset – minus the comedys
    10. DeadSnow (directors version uncut in BluRay – when it comes out)

  33. John Kirkwood /

    Art, sorry about the Houston thing. They say the difference between Dallas and Ft. Worth is that in Dallas they call it sushi, in Fort Worth – bait.
    The Shootist means alot to me. Wayne, dying of cancer playing a shootist dying of Cancer with Jimmy Stewart as his Dr and opie as the brat. If you want to truly appreciate it, read the book and you’ll find that they did a masterful job with the movie because the book is trash.
    Art, did you attend Wheaton and are you aware of the ‘social justice’ poopaganda going on there?
    The Parson

  34. Dave Steiger /

    Love the choices, Art, love ’em. The Maltese Falcon today still stands as one of the greatest movies of all time, completely relying on the quality of the actors and the power of their dialogue. Incredible stuff.

  35. Artskoe /

    PS Parson: Do I live in Houston? Bite your blue tongue. Fort Worth!

  36. Artskoe /

    OK, I’ll break the ice. Extra points for being first?

    1. Papillon
    2. Ben Hur
    3. Passion of the Christ
    4. Logan’s Run
    5. The Blues Brothers
    6. Oh Brother Where Art thou?
    7. Saving Private Ryan
    8. Maltese Falcon
    9. The Shootist
    10. 7 Days of May

    Bonus Top Short: You Nazty Spy!

    Have fun with me…

  37. Dave Steiger /

    Hey Louise,

    The lead singer from Kansas may well be a Believer, but the guitar player (Kerry Livgren) for sure is. As for Yngwie, yeah, he’s good, but he, Satch, Vai, etc., are all kinda interchageable to me. Good, even great, but they blend together after while due to flash, speed and pizazz.

    On the other hand, no one would ever confuse Jimi with Jimmy (Page) with Pete Townsend, and so on. Certainly not their respective bands! Those are the real giants, and always will be, at least in my mind.

    As for the Parson’s movie picks? Who’s he kidding? He has a blood lust, guts, gore and flesh tearing fetish the likes of no one else I know! The man’s eyes literally light up at the end of ‘Braveheart!’ (Kinda freaky to see, too, you may want to avert your gaze!) You wait and see, all his movies will be like that, unless, of course, he wimps out now because I’ve called his number and changes them all before next week!

    ;^)

    Best,

    Cleaner…

  38. The Parson /

    Yngwie is a great guitarist and a master technician. If he continues to work hard and take his vitamins I’m sure he could be a roadie for Jimmy Page or Pete Townshend when he grows up.
    Where is your movie list? Your musician hubby can enter one as well, but be forewarned if it has a car chase an exploding building, ample and unnecessary cleavage and random blood splatter by the gallon – It’s already on the Cleaner’s list.
    Strength and Honor
    The Parson

  39. Louise /

    YES. I do appreciate Ywgwie. And Yes, my musical Hubby helped me appreciate music more than I did before. Ywgwie is a master on electric guitar… Especially his neo-classical stuff. Yes, he is an arrogant man, but he can play! I’m sorry you don’t appreciate it… I would give him another listen :)
    Thank you Dave….Kansas was ahead of their time musically! They were a great band and the lead singer was a brother!!!
    John, um… have you EVER listened to your mushy woman voice??? You are a little too good at it… ha ha ha
    um… And Snoop??? Really John, rap is crap, PERIOD!!!
    At least Johnny Cash was entertaining!
    you guys crack me up. And yes, I like Pat Benatar too!
    Louise Young

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