Thursday, August 3, 2017


Just some things I saw in the news that I thought were worth pondering.

● So apparently, it's sexism that Ian Ziering was paid almost $375,000 more to do the Sharknado films than his co-starette Tara Reid. My first thought was, isn't the real crime that either got paid? My second thought was, yes. I concur. I think it's time that Hollywood pay all the actors in a film the exact same amount of money. It's only fair and it's the only way to stop any future -isms.

● According to Brandi Glanville (who?), Joanna Kruppa (who?) is "a cheater with a smelly vagina." So watch out if you go near the thing. Whoa! Hold on! Why is this making news??? Ok, I take back everything I said the other day about the world getting better. The human race sucks... at least the white trash part of it and the media that glorifies them.

● Ok, this is serious. I read an interesting analysis (which I believe was credible) of why the Russians are a paper tiger. Apparently, through various business closings and the such, they've all but lost the ability to make the chemicals needed to produce ammunition. The effects of this have been periodic shortages in Syria, where the Russian war machine has simply run out of things that go boom. This means that if they invaded the West, they would be out of ammo before they tasted their first Polish sausage.

● Poor Bill Shatner just ran into the SJW tempest. Shatner is a Jew whose family escaped some of the anti-Jew festivities in Eastern Europe around the time of Hitler and who has spent much of his life talking about equality and freedom and all the things baby boomer liberals think they invented. This week, he made the comment that the Social Justice Warriors cannot be compared to "those who demanded social reform in the 60's." Ah Boomerism, thy name is HUGE F*CKING EGOS! Anyways, the SJW's went ape-kaka. They started posting articles claiming that Shatner is a racist, a member of the Alt-Right, and a fascist. They are posting pictures of him in a Nazi uniform and posting truly insulting things about him. The lesson... the SJW are hateful little creatures who cannot tell friend from foe.

● Seven Baltimore cops got caught on body cams planting drugs on a suspect. This is after another Baltimore cop got caught doing the same thing. First, these guys are too stupid to be cops. Seriously, did you not notice the cameras you pinned to your own shirts dipsh*ts?! Trust me, the profession is better off without these people. Secondly, there is no shortage of drug dealers in Baltimore, so why do they need to plant evidence on one of the few innocent people in town?

● HBO has been hacked like Sony before it. We have no idea who did this, but I blame the North Koreans... or Trump... or a North Korean who looks like Trump. Either way, we have bought this data for three tacos and some uranium, and we will start releasing it soon. Here's a small taste. This is from HBO's CEO: "People are too stupid to notice we only run seven movies over and over all month."

● Oh and suddenly "sex bots" are all the rage, as are articles asking if you should use one. I don't know. I guess my first question is, how are they cleaning these things? Is there like some sort of special cleaning kit....

There may be a film article today, by the way. It might get the taste of the last one out of your brain.


Thomas Anderson said...

Hi again! Shatner's ego strikes again lol. Can't say I'm surprised he's being vilified, though--according to one of the writers on the new Star Trek show, Captain Kirk is "problematic at best." Can you believe this crap?

As for the Russians, they obviously aren't a paper tiger because they hacked the election! Right? And back when they didn't hack the election and it was crazy to suggest any tampering, they weren't a paper tiger because, uh, because they were a key diplomatic ally. Obviously. So this attempt to demonstrate that we don't need to worry must be right-wing fear mongering. =P

Critch said...

A year ago I went out of my way to by just such a mop and bucket to clean our rental houses. You see, I spent a lot of time using those contraptions in the Air Force and I can clean quickly and efficiently with it...I hate these Swiffer gadgets etc...get a real mop and a real bucket and use some elbow grease and clean...BTW, take the bucket and mop outside after use and clean them up also...

tryanmax said...

Critch, agreed. Nothing worse than a stinky mop. (Not that I know how to use a mop.)

AndrewPrice said...

BTW, the film article is here ==> Faux Ghostbusters

AndrewPrice said...

Thomas, What interests me in the Shatner thing is just how intolerant the left has become. You toe the line 100% or you will be destroyed. What a mindset!

On Russia, I get the feeling that they only matter because our political class wants them to matter, and because Putin from time to time engages in just enough silly gestures to let them keep up the pretense. But economically, militarily and politically, they really are just useless at this point. The only real power they have is nuclear weapons.

AndrewPrice said...

Critch and tryanmax, I struggle to find a good mop. The problem to me is the concept. The first swipe is great. But then each dip in the bucket after that becomes increasingly dirty. Soon you're making your flirt dirtier than it was to start with. Frustrating.

Anthony said...

Sessions is cracking down on leakers. Obama cracked down on leakers too. I wish Mr. Sessions luck, but I don't expect him to make much impact on leaks. There are just too many avenues of communication and ways to record data.

The officials — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats — appeared at the Justice Department to discuss a stepped-up enforcement effort against what Sessions called a "staggering number of leaks" that undermine "the ability of our government to protect this country."

Sessions said the FBI has created a new unit to handle leak cases. He said the Justice Department has received nearly as many criminal referrals about leaks in the first six months of 2017 as it did in the previous three years combined.
Sessions didn't provide a number of referrals, but he did say the Trump administration has tripled the number of investigations since the end of the Obama administration. The Obama administration prosecuted more leak cases than any other in history.
Sessions also disclosed that the Trump administration is reviewing policies around how it subpoenas news media records. Former Attorney General Eric Holder adopted the guidelines after the Justice Department in 2013 secretly seized the phone records of The Associated Press, provoking deep concerns about press freedom.

Anthony said...

Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to look at Trump-Russia collusion. I expect a lot of lies will be exposed but I don't expect anything past that.

Like the Hillary e-mails or Bill Clinton's affairs this will be kind of a slow burn. People who picked all three knew what they were getting, this investigation will just kind of rub their noses in it. It won't shake the faith of the truly faithful.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The move is seen as a sign the investigation into election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is heating up and entering a new phase. Reuters also reported that grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with a Russian lawyer and others last year. 
Russia has denied having a hand in the U.S. presidential election. President Trump, too, has strongly denied allegations of collusion and has frequently called the investigation a “witch hunt.” 

Anthony said...

West Virginia's governor has seen the way the wind is blowing (at least in WVa) and switched from Republican to Democrat. I wonder if he will be the last high ranking WVa Democrat to make the jump?

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced a party switch Thursday evening in a surprise appearance with President Donald Trump in Huntington, West Virginia.
“Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor," Justice said. "So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.”

Justice’s flip is further confirmation of his state’s sharp rightward turn, and reflects Trump’s widespread popularity in a state the president won by a landslide in 2016.
Trump, who has promised to restore lost coal industry jobs, has lavished attention on West Virginia since taking office.

Anthony said...

Read the first three books of Monster Hunter International this week. The author's knowledge of guns was the only interesting thing about the first book (standard urban fantasy) but subsequent books were more enjoyable because he got a lot more creative with monster designs. Unfortunately the plot and character arcs remain predictable. Still it's better than average and I am adding this to the list of series I read regularly.

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