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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Shorewood native David Zucker's movie American Carol, opens Oct. 3

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I went to school with the Zucker brothers. Jerry was in my class; David was 2, maybe 3 years ahead. Although I really did not know them, I remember they were funny even back then.

You may be familiar with David Zucker's work from the 1980s movie Airplane. He and fellow Shorewood grad. Jim Abrahams wrote and directed that movie The rest as they say is history. 

This Friday, An American Carol opens in theaters. It is the creation of David Zucker and is a spoof on Dicken's Christmas Carol.

This time instead of Ebenezer Scrooge, we have an "Anti-American 'Hollywood' filmmaker" (ala Michael Moore) who "sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America." It looks like John Voight portrays George Washington, one of the 3 ghosts.   

I had first heard about the film on Vicki McKenna's radio program a month ago. It captured my attention when she said that David Zucker, who called himself a John F. Kennedy Democrat became a 9/11 Republican after the terrorist attacks.  

American Carol is a Zucker look at American history. One funny bit from the trailer went something like this: A a terrorist saying that good suicide bombers were getting hard to find--all the good ones are gone!

I don't usually go see movies until they hit the budget theater, but I just might have to make an exception. If I do, I will post my impressions of it, because a lot of the Zucker movies are not suitable for children or even teens. They usually push the envelope if you are a conservative parent.


PS Last July, John Voight wrote an editorial for the Washington Times: VOIGHT: My concerns for America  If you have not read it, take a look.

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