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The NBA was pandering to the Chinese by distancing themselves (and apologizing to the Communists) from a Daryl Morey tweet (General Manager of the Houston Rockets), in which Morey expressed support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. James said Morey was “misinformed”, and demonstrated that he is as ignorant about China/Hong Kong as he is about everything except basketball. James point was that we shouldn't get all political when trying to do the playoffs (or endangering his rich China/Nike endorsement contract), but this is the same hypocrite that called Trump voters uneducated, and has used every opportunity to demonstrate his lack of knowledge on many political issues. So sure, Nike and him can align with brutal Chinese human rights violators, but I think this will cost his brand in the long run. more...
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Look, I sincerely don’t care who/how people enjoy their friction/partnership. Really. Nor on whether you market to woketivists or not. But my first thought is that I prefer my cereal without any sexual preferences or experience (otherwise it gets soggy)… but the lead-in for this article did make me chuckle heartily... "Have you ever eaten Froot Loops and thought, "This cereal isn’t gay enough?" Do you seek a safe space to eat your Rice Krispies? Are you concerned that your Corn Flakes aren’t sufficiently woke? Well, now Kellogg’s has the solution!" more...
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List of memes about various movies. I like Movies... and I like mocking them. more...
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Woke Corporate Slacktivism is the idea that corporations should stop trying to maximize shareholder value by meeting their customers needs, but start becoming political/religious organizations that preach their agendas to others. It seems to fail more than it works, because most people are wise enough to recognize that they're insincere. And even those gullible enough to believe otherwise just find some other hypocrisy by the company to feed their need for moral outrage. So their short term allies will always turn on them, and they alienate everyone else. more...
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The left's version of Columbus and Columbus Day, Indigenous People's and so on, is completely out of touch with reality. more...
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For an 84 year old crossing guard, Korean War Veteran and 60 year police veteran (Stephen Nichols), had his guns seized and his license to carry revoked over someone mishearing something they overheard in a diner (he was criticizing a school resource officer in a conversation with a friend). Basically, he was complaining that a School resources/safety officer leaving his post to get coffee while school was loading would allow someone to “shoot up the school”. It was a warning about bad security processes and dereliction of duty, not a threat. No criminal charges were filed, no due process followed, but his guns and job were taken away anyways. Red Flag laws turn us into 1984, with people reporting other people over things they think they heard and thought crimes, while due process is crushed under the jack boot of leftist "good ideas" and tolerance. more...
PolitiFact (and Poynter Institute) have always been DNC water-carriers masquerading as objective journalists. This is an example of it:
  • Trump tweets that Obama admitted DACA wouldn't hold up to Court Scrutiny, and if the Supremes uphold it, it give Presidents all sorts of new powers.
  • PolitiFaked tried to cover by Clinton'ing the definition of "is", and pretending Obama didn't say what he said, or that Trump wasn't correct.
  • WaPo reporter and PolitiFact, point out that PolitiFact is wrong, as PolitiFact's own site (prior correction) admitted that Obama did say exactly that... 22 times.
PolitiFact still hasn't corrected or apologized for trying to correct Trump for saying something they previously defended as true. more...
Newsweek's Asher Stockler quotes a University of Michigan study on gun-death rates and misrepresents the facts that, the only two states that saw decrease in firearm mortality rates, were strict gun control, California, New York, and DC. Unfortunately for them, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Connecticut all saw decreases as well. And NV, AZ both have constitutional carry and very 2A-friendly laws. Also Massachusetts, New Jersey and Illinois are strict gun control states and they saw a big increases in the gun death rates (>20%), far more than other gun friendly states. And if you glance beyond the surface, in most of the states that saw increases, that increase is due to an uptrend in suicides (not murder or crimes), and suicide rates went up faster than gun suicide rates. So the point is enact gun control and have your suicide and gun deaths go up? Or is it just that leftist outlets like Newsweek lie to their readers. more...
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A clueless girl tantrums over things she doesn't understand and the FakeNews/left activists and their media treat it like it's a significant event. It's child abuse. Greta Thunberg is this clueless, nasty little teen that has been ruthlessly exploited and programmed by the far left (and her Parents), to the point of raging over things that aren't science and she has no fucking clue about. She's the voice/image of the radical "Global Climate Strike" crowd, so the media/far-left is using her like the Cartel (Human Traffickers) use any other teenage girl. Twitter is blocking people (Avi Yemini) for challenging her dogma with the facts. Her school and parents failed her into become like any cult victim / zealot. But her nasty little eco-fascism theology proves that there's still plenty of evil in the world, as demonstrated by those that set this mini-fanatic on us, and expect us to take her seriously. more...
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Since the NYT fucked up so badly on real news, NYT (David Brooks) decided to just invent their own. This is a hypothetical discussion between Urban Guy (Good Liberal) and Flyover Man (Bad Deplorable). Now it is presented as hypothetical based on (as near as I can tell) Brooks experiences never talking to an actual real conservative in his life. But it is nothing but a NY liberal trying to create a Strawman to then sort of empathize with and shred. But it's full of fallacies, and really an embarrassment. more...
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Electric cars are great for the tech side. They're quiet, torquey, and if you prefer to plug-in all the time over getting gas every other week or so, then they're clearly better. They also give you HoV lane access if you live in a completely asshatted part of the country. If you have solar and charge during the day directly, energy wise might be a bit green. There's lots of upsides. Just don't get preachy about it, because environmentalism is one of their weakest points, not their strongest. more...
Mann and his faked Hockey Stick, is not the only group caught altering the historical record. NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) was taken over by far left anti-Science polemics, and since they control some of the surface temperature measurements for the Country (and thus influences the world's records), and they got caught altering that record for political purposes. They wiped out the historical record of the hottest years being in the 1930's (not today), whether by accident or incompetence doesn't change the outcome. Of course Snopes got involved, didn't bother to contact the author of the refutation, then misrepresented the facts. Remember, they are the FakeNews site that Google and Facebook use as a prime source they use to filter stories: to decide what is a trusted source or change their search rankings. more...
Melissa did the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (at least the 10K), in preparation for a half Marathon in November. more...
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During an AOC campaign event, one of her followers was claiming that if we only have 12 years left, then destroying the economy with the Green New Deal and Eating People, as some environmentalists have seriously suggested, wasn't going far enough. We had to go all in, and start "eating the babies" and bombing Russia. If Humans are not part of nature (as the left implies), then we had to end humanity. While it was a parody done by the La Rouche PAC, the irony was that neither AOC or an of her supporters could reply intelligently at the time. I mean, if you believe their bullshit, then the wacko kinda has a point, so they were all gobsmacked at her logic. Of course rather than looking at the point and the consequences of Climate Scarism, and how that fatalism is harming children (of all ages) psyche, or that the consequences of their policies would kill millions, AOC and the FakeNews attacked ALL Conservatives, because a small fringe group was able to troll them and point out the absurdity of their position. more...
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If you want to know what FakeNews (or a FakeNews Organization) looks like, find one that revises stories behind their readers back. Like the NYT claiming that the NRA sought a Quid Pro Quo deal with the Oval office... and got a bunch of the far left voices to react (WaPo, Te Lieu (D), Judd Legum and his thousands of twitter ranters). Then they quietly change the story to retract that information without telling anyone, after the damage to the President/NRA's reputation has been done. When challenged, they claimed this was their normal editorial process (a lie), but as if that makes it OK. more...
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Another corrupt Democrat Mayor (Frank Gilliam Jr.) resigning in disgrace, after pleading guilty to stealing $87,000 from a local youth basketball program he co-founded. This is nothing new, as a prior Democrat Mayor (Robert Levey) falsifying his military record to receive $25,000 worth of benefits, and before that Democrat Mayor James Usry admitted to a campaign finance violations. Also not new, is that the leftstream media habit of always stressing party affiliation when a Republican does something bad, and burying it (like NYT did by only softly inferring it in paragraph 14 of an article), or omitting it completely (like CNN did). This is called a lie of omission and is a technique of FakeNews and Polemic Partisan Propagandists, not real news organizations. more...
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Two Marines were severely assaulted by an Antifa mob (severe beating) for walking through downtown Philadelphia. (They were presumed to be "White Supremacists). Thomas Keenan and Thomas Massey, both of whom had longstanding connections to Philly Antifa, were later arrested for the crimes. Along with Joseph “Jose” Alcoff the leader of the Smash Racism DC group that harassed Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson. And it turns out that Alcoff had his hands in many Democrat policies, was the campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, was invited to congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast, and was a friend of Maxine Waters (D) California and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) Ohio. After years of alliances, the Democrats are now trying to distance themselves... "I hardly know the guy". more...
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According to Edward Snowden, Joe Biden and/or John Kerry threatened Countries not to give him to asylum. Heck, all foreign policy involves threats (implied or direct) and intimidation. So the point here is that Democrats (and their medias) histrionics over Trump pressuring Ukraine, while ignoring the Obama admin or their candidate (Joe Biden's) more overt and common pressure of foreign governments, for less justified and ethical things, is a problem for me. There's room to debate whether the U.S. should pressure other governments, whether pressuring over Snowden is justified... but there's no doubt the media/left is handling this "scandal" with a totally different yardstick than they would a Republican administration doing the same thing. Or treating Obama Whistleblowers different than Trump ones. And that hypocrisy is the issue, for those that value justice and objective standards. more...
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This is a faux scandal invented by the leftists and their media to distract from the fact that they aren't legislating, and to look for another excuse to impeach, after their 2 years of repeating the debunked Russian Collusion narratives fell apart. Biden is caught on tape, admitting he did a criminal act and getting payola for his Son. Trump asks the Ukrainians to investigate whether that happened. The Democrats assume that's a high crime. more...
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Mad Max(ine) is one of the dumbest, nastiest, foul, racist, divisive, opportunist and most corrupt voices in Congress. People will claim that I'm just using ad hominem's, but each of those claims is demonstrable. If there's any issue vaguely related to race (or just being divisive and vitriolic), she'll be there embarrassing her party, race and species... like Nancy Pelosi but with less tact or class. Her wheel might still be spinning, but the hamster is dead. more...

Recent Reviews

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Will Smith films are hit and miss, and this movie was pretty derivative. (I swear I remember this title from Sci Fi in my youth). But I wanted to see HFR (High Frame Rate) escapism, and there was a big reviewer/viewer spread (26/84) that's usually a sign that it'll be interesting/good, so we went and saw it. I was on the viewers side, it was pretty good. more...
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I'm not hugely a fan of self help books, after you read a few dozen, they all seem to look alike with just a different schtick. But the book was "The Subtle Art of not giving a fuck". Chapter one is beating the title into the ground, but after that it gets interesting with anecdotes about perspective. Some of the stories were brilliant (even if I knew them from before), and I walked away quite happy having listened to it. more...
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DC comic movies are generally darker than Marvel ones. And this was the darkest of the DC Comic films. It's not really a superhero or super villain movie... it's more just a deep, dark, psychologically exploration into what broke a mentally disturbed man and turned him into the Joker (anti-Hero) and why did people follow him? Was it good? Not really. It was slow, cerebral, incredibly well acted, a little twisted, low action, all for the final crescendo that you knew was coming. But it was interesting telling of the darker side of the Batman saga, and it had some interesting messages/reflections on society. So if you want to watch an psychological snuff film that created Batman's nemesis, and has inferred commentary on the nihilists depressive under-society, then it's the best thing in the theaters. And it feels like a kind of movie that you don't "like", but will have an impact, and you will think about in the future. Kinda like the two suicides I discovered. more...
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, in a Quinten Tarantino film... a lot of things I'm not real fans of, so I went in bored and figuring it'd be something to do, but with low expectations. And it proved if you set the bar low enough, it can exceed them. Still, this isn't a glowing a review, but it was watchable and somewhat entertaining. I thought Pitt did an exceptionally good job as an aging stuntman. DiCaprio may be a douche in real life, but he can act and sold his part. And Tarantino does know how to film and add drama. My problem was the story was somewhat boring, deviated a lot from historical accuracy, and I'm not sure those liberties did much for the film. But while I would want to give it a 1 star for who is involved and their sanctimonious attitudes, I have to give it a solid middle of the road performance as it was slow for an action film, but damn if it didn't have somewhat interesting characters and the film style was Tarantino but watchable. more...
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The fifth installment in the Rambo franchise was predictable revenge-porn against the Mexican Cartel who kidnap Rambo's niece. Basically, it's the troubled rangers version of Home Alone, with punji sticks and claymores. Slow(er) at the start, with a lot of backstory and setup, then a frenetic end to a lot of bad guys... but come on, what did you think you were going to Rambo film to see? If you liked the others (or especially the first) it's sort of the other book-end to the series. I went basically because reviewers loved it, and SJW's were outraged because it showed that some Mexicans are bad guys? They really had to reach to be offended, but that's not new. Frankly, I think both sides are overstating it: it wasn't that bad and had plenty of good Mexican people in the film. And it wasn't that good just because it outraged the snowflakes. But for those of us that watched the first one in theaters, you should probably watch and enjoy the last one as well... more...
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The Sequel to Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016) is... Angel Has Fallen (2019). In a completely predictable plot, an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan (Barack) Trumbull is foiled by Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who is wrongfully accused and taken into custody... he escapes, and it's up to him to prove his innocence and save the conveniently comatose President from the would-be-assassins. Will he do it, like the last two times, or will Hollywood give up on it's money-making sequel potential? But despite the predictability, it has the prerequisite explosions, chases, and foreshadowed under a spotlight twists and turns that made it an enjoyable matinee excuse to eat popcorn and watch bad guys drop like hotdog wrappers at a carnival. more...
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The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. The biggest failure in our Republic has been activist (leftist) judges on the Supreme Court that have expanded the power of that Court, Courts in general, and have then used their imagined powers to encroach or rewrite the Constitution into areas that it, and thus they, never had any authority. (While the Congress and President did little, because that encroachment suited them in the moment). This book details a lot of that devolution from Republic into an Oligarchy of 9, that often don't even pretend to defend the Constitution, but only their own opinions, using prior imagined precedent as cover. more...