• I haven’t had a chance to look at anything pertaining to the Senate health care bill, but as Avik Roy is one of my primo go-to guys for health care policy, this tweet is enough to satisfy me:
• The House Republican Campaign Committee has put out this short post-GA6 special election victory lap video that makes for fun viewing:
But as Glenn Reynolds advises, don’t get cocky. November 2018 is a long way off, and Democrats might yet find a way to get their act together.
• Feel good story of the day:
A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.
According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from a high-rise during an operation within the past 30 days. . .
The 3,450-meter shot, which took about 10 seconds to reach its target, was independently verified by a video camera and other data, the source said.
• Finally, an important cultural story, because Road House is the greatest movie of the 1980s:
The 1989 movie about the best damn bouncer you’ve ever seen is more like a religious experience
. . . in preparing to compose the opus you are currently reading — which required rewatching Road House three times in the past week — I came to a realization that can be summed up using a paraphrased quote from Emmet, the bearded dude who lets Patrick Swayze live in his barn: “Writing about Road House is like putting an elevator in an outhouse — it don’t belong.”
Seriously, have you ever read an entire article about Road House? My point is: It’s nearly impossible to write an article about Road House that doesn’t make you want to quit reading halfway through — solely because you just want to go watch Road House again. . .
Road House was on two cable channels at once last Monday night: pure bliss. I’ve heard talk of a remake starring Ronda Rousey, but this strikes me as a bad idea, though if they actually cast Blake Lively too I might change my mind.
Among other things, Road House helped get the monster truck craze started, by introducing us to Bigfoot. (And as readers with a good memory may recall, my first ever post for Power Line was about the greatness of monster trucks.)
PAUL ADDS: I won’t comment on Steve’s claim that Road House is the best movie of the 1980s, except for two words — spinal and tap. Instead, I’ll link to this article by Avik Roy explaining why he likes the Senate Obamacare replacement bill so much.
Roy’s piece is an important contribution to the debate.