This was the FINAL show of the first half of 2016. Which is mind boggling to me.
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Hollywood in Toto – with Christian Toto
Christian and I discussed a handful of movies, in preparation for the holiday weekend:
- He LIKED the Fundamentals of Caring. Here’s his review of it (along with Matthew McConaughey’s latest (which we didn’t discuss):
- Did NOT like Independence Day. Oddly, screeners for critics were NOT released as per the usual process. Christian wrote about it:
- Thought the politics of The Purge: Election Day were awful and that it was VERY rough
- He was also NOT a fan of The BFG
- Although he has yet to see it, the anticipation is that The Legend of Tarzan will underwhelm – primarily due to the loss of relevance for today’s audiences.
HausGuest – Chance Wheldon
Chance is an attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Here’s what they do:
“The Foundation’s mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach.”
He sues the government for a living, when laws or regulations violate these ideas.
His most recent lawsuit is against the city of Austin, Texas over MASSIVE regulatory overreach and violation of myriad state Constitutional rights for owners of short-term rental properties (think AirBnB):
This led to a broader discussion about property rights, homesharing/renting, and how cities and municipalities are doing what they can to regulate/stop it. For example, renting out a room or residence in Honolulu is strictly forbidden. Regulators comb tourist areas and beaches to discover violations, assessing fines to the homeowners of up toe $10,000 PER DAY.
Here’s a great free-market evaluation of the issue from The Federalist Society:
- On Tuesday Hillary Clinton’s husband met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in secret, in a private jet on Phoenix’s Sky Harbor’s runway. She said they talked grandkids, vacations, and other stuff. SURE they did.
- One of the guns used in the Paris Islamist attack last Fall came through the Administration’s Fast & Furious gun-tracking boondoggle.
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