06/24/15

Charleston — Look to Charleston

Big Red Car here. There is an enormous ball of fire in the sky, toward the east. It is making people uncomfortable as we have grown used to our constant rain. I will keep you posted on this development as it is very odd.

It has stopped raining.

Charleston, designated by Southern Living some years ago as the friendliest and most hospitable city in the United States, was founded in 1670 and moved to Oyster Point shortly therafter. In Colonial times, it was the fifth largest city in the United States. It continues to be an important city. Continue reading

08/21/13

The Butler and Racism in America

Big Red Car here.  If you haven’t heard about the new movie The Butler please go get a physical right away.  Haha, funny stuff, Big Red Car.

The movie is the “true” life story of a black butler — Cecil Gaines in the movie and Gene Allen in the real world — in the White House who served Presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.  It is a racial road map of America and how its views on race evolved over a protracted period of time with a lens held up to the Oval Office.

It stars an interesting cast including Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Robin Williams and the BRC’s personal favorite — Minka Kelly.

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