At Bolen Report we cover health care. But let’s be honest. Two weeks before the midterms nobody is going to care.
Let me give you three pieces of information, just so when all of this is over, you won’t be behind.
- President Trump signed a bill getting rid of the “gag” order on pharmacists so now they can say, “Hey, you know there’s a lower cost generic you can buy.” Predictably, the pharmaceutical companies filed a lawsuit claiming that allowing pharmacists to tell patients the real cost was a violation of free speech. (Honestly, I can’t make this stuff up.)
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. made sure that more than 7,000 copies of J.B. Handley’s book, How to End the Autism Epidemic were mailed to legislators all across the country.
- Two autism advocates, (Jen Larson and Mark Blaxill) met with President Trump on October 4, 2018 and gave him a copy of How to End the Autism Epidemic and Denial by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted. No other information is available from my sources about how these books were received by the President.
Now you know everything important that’s happened in the last couple weeks.
However, you come to Bolen Report for perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why I’ve provided you my special mid-term prediction based on box-office numbers from last weekend.
You see, I believe going to vote is a lot like going to the movies. If you like the story and it accords with your values you tell your friends and the film is a success. Not that hard to figure out. Just like politics and elections. Make the lives of people better and they’ll vote for you. Make America suck and they’ll vote for the other guy.
This is the Heckenlively Theory of Box Office Receipts and Voting Patterns.
Number #1 at the box office last weekend was Halloween (2018), in which crazed lunatic, Michael Myers, returns to Haddonfield to terrify his sister, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, one more time. In the ensuing years since Michael’s initial rampage she has become a gun-toting warrior convinced that evil is real and it will someday return. When he does, she plans to blow him away. Evil dies, it doesn’t go into therapy. ($77 million in the first weekend.) Advantage Republican.
Number #2 at the box office is the remake of A Star is Born, with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This is a story of forbidden love (gasp!) between a man and a woman who get married to each other. (In the minds of many democrats this must surely qualify as a hate crime!) Oh, and there are also some shocking revelations as to how a bad father can really mess up your life. You see, there might actually be a need for good responsible men in society. ($126 million in three weeks and still running strong.) Advantage Republican.
Number #3 is Venom, and I had a little trouble figuring out this one until I realized the hero is an investigative reporter going up against a liberal San Francisco billionaire who wants to merge humanity with alien DNA. (Agenda 21, can I get any takers?) Oh, and there’s a taboo love story in that as well, between . . . wait for it . . . a man and a woman who watch out for each other EVEN after they break up. ($171 million dollars in three weeks, probably heading to somewhere around $650 million worldwide.) Advantage Republican.
That means that in the last couple weeks…
Americans have spent more than $374 million dollars on stories which reinforce typical Republican values.
They say people vote with their pocketbooks.
It’s going to a Republican tsunami.
Enjoy the show . . .
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.