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Is This Something?

Below the fold for the "Is this something?" clip.

Meanwhile:

The teen who blew the whistle on Anthony Weiner's latest (we think...) sexting episode speaks to the press:

"I knew that Hillary Clinton would be running for president in the year 2016," she tells Inside Edition. "I wanted to see if Anthony was still up to the same antics."

She direct messaged him: "Hello, I'm a huge fan," and Weiner snapped to attention, responding within "minutes," she said.

Weiner soon moved past niceties, she said.

"He called me attractive," she told the magazine, and wrote her, "You are kinda gorgeous" and "Your body is pretty insane." Many of Weiner's messages were too lewd to repeat, she said.

The teen also says that one day, over Skype, Weiner asked her to undress. Inside Edition isn’t letting on yet whether the teen says if she complied.

She says she blew the whistle after Weiner texted her that creepy picture of him with his kid.

Hillary Clinton thinks that the message of Orwell's 1984 is Trust Your Benevolent Media-Government Overclass. Pretty close!

A couple of weeks ago progs were claiming it was insane to ask if antifa and Black Lives Matter would next come for the statues of Jefferson and Washington. This was obviously insane and deranged to ask, because Trump had asked it.

Well, guess what -- they came for the Thomas Jefferson statue at UVA. You know, the one that antifa claimed they were "protecting" from hypothetical harm from Nazi contamination.

Mostly lost in the general hysteria surrounding President Trump’s post-Charlottesville press conference a month ago was an excellent question he posed. Regarding the growing demand nationwide to tear down monuments to the Confederate States of America, he asked: "I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?"

His remarks were characterized by historians as "absurd" and "unacceptable" and "ignorant" and dismissed as a "red herring." At The Daily Beast, John Avlon called Trump's comparison "immoral" and "dangerous." At Slate, Jamelle Bouie claimed Trump's question was "dumb," arguing that statues of Washington and Jefferson were safe because "the reason we memorialize them is not because of their slaveholding."


Well. Earlier this week around 100 "students, faculty and community members" gathered at of the University of Virginia and "[covered] a statue of Thomas Jefferson in a black shroud…adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a 'racist' and a 'rapist.'" The protesters derided the statue as "an emblem of white supremacy," and demanded that it be "re-contextualized," lambasting the people who "fetishize the legacy of Jefferson," calling on the community to 'recognize Jefferson as a rapist, racist, and slave owner."

As George Orwell often said, always put your faith in mobs and angry racist propagandists.

Now, for that "Is this something?"


Posted by: Ace at 09:12 PM




Comments

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1 FIRST.

Posted by: Rik Mayall at September 13, 2017 09:23 PM (/qEW2)

2 It is Gary Oldman looking kind of heavy. Try LCHF man.

Keep the cigar.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 13, 2017 09:24 PM (rb1zT)

3 I'm looking forward to Darkest Hour.

Joe Wright is a very good director with a very good actor in Gary Oldman all on Churchill without trying to be a hatchet job?

I'll take it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 13, 2017 09:24 PM (Jj43a)

4 More Hillary-related news:

Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains:

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/ Hundreds-of-Negative-Hillary-Clinton-Book-Reviews-12195729.php

Dude Goes to Jail for Offering to Buy a Lock of Hillary Clinton's Hair:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/ Judge-to-hear-arguments-on-whether-to-lock-up-12193357.php

Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2017 09:25 PM (DQ4Fv)

5 In other news a black rapper "hangs" a young white boy in his newest video. Surely, riots will ensue.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:26 PM (pUDQf)

6 He wasn't their first choice, but he became their last hope. Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill. Watch the official trailer for




A white guy playing Churchill?!?! RACIST!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:27 PM (auHtY)

7 Oldman is always good. I don't even want to know his politics.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:28 PM (kKHRW)

8 Old man rules, if this is a fair telling it should rock

Posted by: Mbruce at September 13, 2017 09:28 PM (E0wMr)

9 Not their first choice, became their last hope.

Sounds familiar

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:28 PM (fA1SL)

10 4 More Hillary-related news:

Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains:

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/ Hundreds-of-Negative-Hillary-Clinton-Book-Reviews-12195729.php

Dude Goes to Jail for Offering to Buy a Lock of Hillary Clinton's Hair:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/ Judge-to-hear-arguments-on-whether-to-lock-up-12193357.php
Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2017 09:25 PM (DQ4Fv)

How did the book merit even one star?

Which one of Hillary's advisors told her it would be a good idea to go on a nation-wide whining tour?
Her tour should be restricted to Napa Valley.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:28 PM (nBr1j)

11 Well, guess what -- they came for the Thomas Jefferson statue at UVA. You know, the one that antifa claimed they were "protecting" from hypothetical harm from Nazi contamination.

Pants-wetting hysteria. Merely an isolated incident of strictly local concern. Grow up.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (zj1+z)

12 FIRST. Posted by: Rik Mayall


Boring.

Posted by: Vyvyan at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (UdKB7)

13 If i were smart I'd think of something witty to post so i could make top ten.

Posted by: tbodie at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (uys7x)

14 I really want off this planet. Why can't people just leave you the f alone?

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (mxS7w)

15 6 He wasn't their first choice, but he became their last hope. Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill. Watch the official trailer for




A white guy playing Churchill?!?! RACIST!!!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:27 PM (auHtY)

Tyler Perry was booked up.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (zj1+z)

16 Yep, that's about right.

Posted by: tbodie at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (uys7x)

17 Avenge me sonobi , avenge me!

Posted by: Lace Wigs at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (bML9A)

18 Basically, anyone who isn't a Communist is a White Supremacist. That's how I read it.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

19
They should have a woman play Churchill.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:30 PM (8O3HH)

20 11. And, anyway, Jefferson had no business being there in the first place.

He shoulda gone bowling.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:30 PM (fA1SL)

21 RH; PAC

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at September 13, 2017 09:30 PM (3JQ/p)

22 18 Basically, anyone who isn't a Communist is a White Supremacist. That's how I read it.
Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

======

Not quite. I'm sure Trotskyites are considered white supremacists as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (Jj43a)

23 Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill?

Incredible.

Gary is maybe the best living actor today.

He can play anything and pull it off.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (S6Pax)

24 Waiting for the Woke among us to find out Churchill's mother was an American. That makes him an evil, racist, white supremacist, slave holder whose movie should be banned with hysterical protests held at every possible venue.

Posted by: Lily (formerly from HotAir now from AoSHQ) assassin in the night at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (vfC/C)

25 Hey ace, do you live within 10 miles of UVA? Just, ya know, applying the standard that has evolved on such matters.

And in that same category, Francis Scott Key monument in B'more defaced, and Fr. Serra statue at Santa Barbara mission defaced/vandalized. So yeah, "sympathizing" with idiotic, racist, race-baiting, out-of-the blue Taliban moves like removing statues - which some even here were, incredibly, doing as the confected Charlottesville hysteria proceeded - is a good way of getting more of those moves.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (QDnY+)

26
Tucker had some loon on claiming The Star Spangled Banner is racist. Well, he admitted there is nothing racist in the song itself, but that racists were behind making it the national anthem, so it's got to go.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (8O3HH)

27 I will always think of Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (qJtVm)

28 5 In other news a black rapper "hangs" a young white boy in his newest video. Surely, riots will ensue.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:26 PM (pUDQf)

You're a racist for suggesting this is in any way a bad thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:32 PM (zj1+z)

29 I liked when Churchill was a wizard in Paradox with Kevin Sorbo.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:32 PM (kKHRW)

30 >>> If i were smart I'd think of something witty to post so i could make top ten.

Yeah, like that.

Posted by: fluffy at September 13, 2017 09:32 PM (U0v/A)

31 When I send dick pix the caption is: Isn't this something?

Posted by: A Weiner at September 13, 2017 09:32 PM (bc2Lc)

32 Oldman is always good. I don't even want to know his politics.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

Gary is pretty right -wing and hardass. But he works hard at keeping his opinions to himself.
He spoke up about something a few years ago, and I don't recall what it was, but it cost him casting in some movie part.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (S6Pax)

33 28 5 In other news a black rapper "hangs" a young white boy in his newest video. Surely, riots will ensue.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:26 PM (pUDQf)

You're a racist for suggesting this is in any way a bad thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:32 PM (zj1+z)

No, no. I'm racist because my parents were white. Get it right.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (pUDQf)

34 Saw the trailer for this in front of Dunkirk. Gary Oldman...no lightweight.

Posted by: moviegique at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (7zeA4)

35 Well. Earlier this week around 100 "students, faculty and community members" gathered at of the University of Virginia and "[covered] a statue of Thomas Jefferson in a black shroud adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a 'racist' and a 'rapist.'"



They should have told the idiots that it's really a statue of George Jefferson

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (auHtY)

36 So, what snarky thing does Winston say about Republicans in the movie?

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (MZwDv)

37 23 Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill?

Incredible.

Gary is maybe the best living actor today.

He can play anything and pull it off.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (S6Pax)

He was their last choice. First they auditioned EVVVERRRYONNNNE!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (zj1+z)

38 Getting kinda frosted over these 'people', these history-manipulators, and their destructive ways. How bout y'all?

Posted by: Eromero at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (zLDYs)

39 >>7 Oldman is always good. I don't even want to know his politics.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

Breitbart told me the answer might please you.

Posted by: ace at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (8rNrN)

40 Saw the trailer, right before Dunkirk - which, humorously, just highlighted the ahistorical, disconnected nature of that sub-meh flick. (but the "dedication" in Dunkirk takes the cake, hilarious).

Probably won't bother with the movie, still don't want to give a dime to the vermin of the movie industry, but added some books to my list to read the actual history.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (QDnY+)

41 No, no. I'm racist because my parents were white. Get it right.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (pUDQf)

Well now that I know THAT, your racism goes without saying.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (zj1+z)

42 Tucker had some loon on claiming The Star Spangled Banner is racist. Well, he admitted there is nothing racist in the song itself, but that racists were behind making it the national anthem, so it's got to go.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (8O3HH)

The biggest slaveholders in human history were the Communist Parties of the Soviet Union and China.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (nBr1j)

43 Wasn't Thomas Jefferson the great great great great grandfather of George?

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (MZwDv)

44 It would be cool if Oldman play Churchill as Zorg.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (kKHRW)

45 Those that no longer learn from the past because it has been obliterated, are sure to screw up the future!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (gwPgz)

46 Speaking of Churchill I've always wondered why the band Blood Sweat and Tears left out 'toil'.


Seemed like too much work?

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (wPiJc)

47 Due process demands that the undress video, if made, be released so a fair and honest adjudication of the sodomite Weiner be done in the Court of Public Opinion.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (5VlCp)

48 Interesting choice in screen format. Its in portrait.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 13, 2017 09:35 PM (Hnqc1)

49 38. I'm moving ever closer to the 'we can haz deffskwadz?' camp by the day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (fA1SL)

50 Gary is maybe the best living actor today.

He can play anything and pull it off.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (S6Pax)



Gary Oldman is Hillary Clinton in What Happened

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (auHtY)

51
19
They should have a woman play Hitler Churchill.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:30 PM (8O3HH)


Someone who... persisted.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (pNxlR)

52 Tucker had some loon on claiming The Star Spangled Banner is racist. Well, he admitted there is nothing racist in the song itself, but that racists were behind making it the national anthem, so it's got to go.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (8O3HH)

------

That dude is welcome to a heaping helping cup of STFD and STFU.

Posted by: Sidedraft at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (xiFYn)

53 The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (sdi6R)

54 Tucker had some loon on claiming The Star Spangled Banner is racist. Well, he admitted there is nothing racist in the song itself, but that racists were behind making it the national anthem, so it's got to go.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:31 PM (8O3HH)

AFAIK, there are a few unused passages that are actually pretty racist.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (Hnqc1)

55 Gary Oldman is Hillary Clinton in What Happened
Posted by: TheQuietMan


Ok, maybe not.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (S6Pax)

56
demanded that it be "re-contextualized,"

Meaning what exactly?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 09:37 PM (IqV8l)

57 Oldham is upper class when it comes to acting. He's in the Daniel Day Lewis catagory. I thought he was incredible in Tinker tailor. Still, he was fucking amaze balls in a little known roll...as the white gangster in True Romance.

Is this white boy day?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:37 PM (pUDQf)

58 He was their last choice. First they auditioned EVVVERRRYONNNNE!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:33 PM (zj1+z)
Because they are asswipes. To a man. Nice to see Gary Oldman get the gig. I hope the rest of 'em choke on it.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:37 PM (EgOr3)

59 Probably won't bother with the movie, still don't want to give a dime to the vermin of the movie industry, but added some books to my list to read the actual history.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (QDnY+)

I'm in the process of reading The Last Lion by William Manchester. And it is a long, slow read indeed.
It is incredible that Churchill, who was overweight, had a bad heart and a love for liquor, managed to survive the stress of the war.
And now I want to listen to Lionheart by Kate Bush.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:37 PM (nBr1j)

60 Oldman is unrecognizable...looks like an interesting film, excellent group of actors, wanna see it

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:37 PM (QC/4S)

61 51
19
They should have a woman play Hitler Churchill.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:30 PM (8O3HH)

Someone who... persisted.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (pNxlR)

Hysterical, manipulative, full of hate, held grudges...it's just too easy.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (zj1+z)

62 Churchill will probably be vaping.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (wPiJc)

63 Fr. Serra statue at Santa Barbara mission defaced/vandalized.




They better watch out with the Catholic statues. We can go after them with our special forces squad of chainsaw wielding nuns

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (auHtY)

64
Tucker had some loon on claiming The Star Spangled Banner is racist. Well, he admitted there is nothing racist in the song itself, but that racists were behind making it the national anthem, so it's got to go.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear


The KKK burns crosses so crosses must be banned.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (IqV8l)

65 I wish they had cast Oldman as John Forbes Nash in A Beautiful Mind . Not that Russell Crowe didn't turn in a workmanlike performance, but Oldman would have been better.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (kKHRW)

66 53
The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (sdi6R)
I know it's early but I'm callin' threadwinner right here.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (EgOr3)

67 The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (sdi6R)



We will fight them on the mother f-ing beaches...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:39 PM (auHtY)

68 63. Carmelite Chainsaw Death Squads.

Pax vobiscum, motherfucker!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:39 PM (fA1SL)

69 We will fight them on the mother f-ing beaches...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:39 PM (auHtY)






















We will fight them in the ladies' rooms!

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (EgOr3)

70 Until he speaks, I can't believe that is Gary Oldman.

One of the last real actors around.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (oVJmc)

71 When I see that "She Persisted" bumper sticker, I always finish it with "....in being a dumb ass!"

Posted by: lin-duh falling at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (kufk0)

72 67 The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (sdi6R)



We will fight them on the mother f-ing beaches...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:39 PM (auHtY)


and changed his name to LaWinston.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (nBr1j)

73 Motherfucking Nazis on this motherfucking beach!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (kKHRW)

74 62 Churchill will probably be vaping.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2017 09:38 PM (wPiJc)


That's a good point. I remember reading that they were expunging cigars from his old photographs in England.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (sdi6R)

75 The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:36 PM (sdi6R)
I know it's early but I'm callin' threadwinner right here.
Posted by: Peaches


"We shall fight on the beaches, muthufucka
We shall fight in the streets, damn straight
We will get those fuckin' Nazi's out of our fuckin' country
English, do you speak it, Hitler?"

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (S6Pax)

76 At Slate, Jamelle Bouie claimed Trump's question was "dumb," arguing that statues of Washington and Jefferson were safe because "the reason we memorialize them is not because of their slaveholding."

Ah. But the anti-statue people's argument was never "we will spare monuments that did not memorialize people because of slaveholding".

It was always "if this person (or horse mascot) had any association whatsoever with slavery, then the monument must be torn down".

That's why (in England) they wanted to tear down Nelson's column. He was memorialized for Waterloo, but they tried to argue for some obscure connection with slavery.

Jeremiah Wright has been attacking Jefferson for a long time. These people are his spiritual descendents. Of course they were going to get around to it eventually. Slippery slope, camel's nose, etc.

Posted by: Je smelle Bababouie at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (/qEW2)

77 "The filmmakers were racist for not casting Samuel L. Jackson as Churchill."






I'm pretty sure isn't legal to make a movie without Samuel L. Jackson. Who else can shout all the lines?

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at September 13, 2017 09:40 PM (bML9A)

78 Hope its a good movie, I must say I am tired of the coarsening of the culture.

Just watched a commercial for some sports drink and the young people were gyrating vulgarly.

I'm not a prude, but if I had small children in the house I wouldn't let them anywhere near a television.

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (MZwDv)

79 I'm m'f'kin tired of these m'f'kin nazis on this beach!! - Samuel L Churchill

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (pUDQf)

80 This looks like a good movie and I adore Gary Oldman. yeah.. I don't want to know his politics either. I will go see this. Drag my kids with me for a history lesson.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (CNHr1)

81 Peaches!

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (0wem/)

82 Ordinarily I don't like stings because I am uncomfortable with the government setting people up to break the law, even encouraging them to.

But if a private citizen, a target of the criminal, does so... I'm all for it. Good girl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (39g3+)

83 I've had it with these muthafuckin Krauts and their muthafuckin blitz!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (zj1+z)

84 Gah TRAFALGAR. NOT Waterloo.

Posted by: Je smelle Bababouie at September 13, 2017 09:41 PM (/qEW2)

85 Yeah, that's a thing. I'll happily pay cash money to see Oldman play Churchill.

Posted by: West at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (05/WK)

86 I have read somewhere that the particular way Churchill did his V sign was, in effect, giving Hitler the finger. Don't know if that's true.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (nBr1j)

87 We will fight them on the mother f-ing beaches...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:39 PM (auHtY)

-----------

"I hope they burn in HAIL!".

Posted by: Sidedraft at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (xiFYn)

88
Dude Goes to Jail for Offering to Buy a Lock of Hillary Clinton's Hair:
--

So, offering to buy hair is punishable by prison time, but threatening a sitting president is totes OK?

/yeah, I thought I'd enjoy bizarro world more

Posted by: shibumi at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (aT+Bx)

89
Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains:


Gives you an idea of what her presidency would be like.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:43 PM (oVJmc)

90 Well, thanks for that trailer, Ace.
Quite the pick-me-up on a day I have a bad case of fuckits.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 13, 2017 09:43 PM (z79tQ)

91 It's all hopeless, this anti-antifa stuff. One more generation and we'll all be antifa.

But for good entertainment, watch all the videos there are on YouTube of private security ops fending off Somali pirates in skiffs. Talk about ducks on a pond.

You gotta be pretty desperate to try to board and hijack a big freighter or tanker with guns aboard like those seen in the videos.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at September 13, 2017 09:43 PM (U6f54)

92 /yeah, I thought I'd enjoy bizarro world more
Posted by: shibumi


But wait! There's more!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (S6Pax)

93 You'd think the fragile flowers at UVA who're so triggered by Thomas Jefferson would have chosen to attend a university not founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (398bZ)

94 Can we have an accurate Lenin and Stalin film?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (XFue2)

95 I am so seeing this movie.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (sDyjw)

96 Am so looking forward to that movie. We'll know if it's good if the liberal critics knock it.

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (jm1YL)

97 SJW's drop "Racism is as American as Baseball" banner from Monster seats between innings at Fenway. Lefty Sox owners will probably give them season tickets.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (O5Q3r)

98 79; it's not the fact they are nazis, it's the fact those krauts always wear those damn banana hammocks to the beach. disgusting fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (KP5rU)

99 Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains:

Gives you an idea of what her presidency would be like.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:43 PM (oVJmc)



Gives you an idea of what a commie POS Bezos and his little commissars are like.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (auHtY)

100
That's why (in England) they wanted to tear down Nelson's column. He was memorialized for Waterloo, but they tried to argue for some obscure connection with slavery.


Trafalgar. Wellington was Waterloo.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (pNxlR)

101 I loved Gary Oldman as Joey Ramone in Sid & Nancy! Never mind the Bullwinkles!

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 13, 2017 09:45 PM (bc2Lc)

102 I'll happily pay cash money to see Oldman play Churchill./i]

Yeah if anyone can do the great man justice, he can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:45 PM (39g3+)

103 Gives you an idea of what her presidency would be like.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


In a manner reminiscent of that book about that year in the '80's, that we can no longer name.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:45 PM (S6Pax)

104 99 Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains:

Gives you an idea of what her presidency would be like.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:43 PM (oVJmc)



Gives you an idea of what a commie POS Bezos and his little commissars are like.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (auHtY)



Makes you wonder what they're doing to 5 star reviews of conservative authors.

Posted by: buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:45 PM (z/Ubi)

105 I see a Dunkirk and Darkest Hour movie fest in my future

Posted by: Jean at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (9TU00)

106 100. No, Wellington was a famous bookmaker - they named a beef dish in his honor - stroganoff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (fA1SL)

107 100
That's why (in England) they wanted to tear down Nelson's column. He was memorialized for Waterloo, but they tried to argue for some obscure connection with slavery.

Trafalgar. Wellington was Waterloo.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (pNxlR)

And on land.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (rb1zT)

108 Hey,

Who has any experience with Skolkovo Innovation Center?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (0wem/)

109 OT: Will any of the play'ahs see the inside of a jail cell? I think not.
Not one of them. Terrific.
Get back to me when the shootin' starts.
Right Mitch? Right Paulie?

Could be self banning but I don't care anymore. It's all bullshit, all of it.

Posted by: micky at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (dF9Lb)

110 103 Gives you an idea of what her presidency would be like.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


In a manner reminiscent of that book about that year in the '80's, that we can no longer name.

Yeah, that's the ticket.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:45 PM (S6Pax)

She would ravage the country in a manner reminiscent of Janejiss Khan.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (zj1+z)

111 Can't even imagine what Churchill would think of England today.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (pUDQf)

112 94 Can we have an accurate Lenin and Stalin film?
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (XFue2)

I wonder what Lenin and Stalin would have done with the brain damaged children of Antifa.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (nBr1j)

113
You'd think the fragile flowers at UVA who're so triggered by Thomas
Jefferson would have chosen to attend a university not founded by Thomas
Jefferson.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 13, 2017 09:44 PM (398bZ)
They've never even heard of the guy. History taught in schools is now more about Mexico and the ersatz "accomplishments" of the mooslims than our incredibly glorious past.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (EgOr3)

114 Makes you wonder what they're doing to 5 star reviews of conservative authors.

They haven't done anything with mine, but my books aren't conspicuously conservative.

I imagine they nuked all the ones from people who didn't purchase the book.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (39g3+)

115 "England expects every man to do his duty". Last signal of Lord Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar.

That always puts a lump in my throat.

His original word choice was "confides" instead of expects, but that would've had to be spelled out long ways, so he allowed the substitution to "expects".

He meant it in that sense: England is certain every man will do his duty.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (8O3HH)

116 *yeah, I thought I'd enjoy bizarro world more
Posted by: shibumi at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (aT+Bx)*

Bizarro world never turns out like i expect.

Posted by: tbodie at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (uys7x)

117 "Weiner snapped to attention"

That was on purpose amirite?

Posted by: Beavis and butthead at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (nmr2M)

118 "You'd think the fragile flowers at UVA who're so triggered by Thomas Jefferson would have chosen to attend a university not founded by Thomas Jefferson."

And in a state where the capital of the Confederacy was located.

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (jm1YL)

119 Don't criticize her book, praise it as the best book ever to prop up the corner of your couch.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at September 13, 2017 09:48 PM (bML9A)

120 114 Makes you wonder what they're doing to 5 star reviews of conservative authors.

They haven't done anything with mine, but my books aren't conspicuously conservative.

I imagine they nuked all the ones from people who didn't purchase the book.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:47 PM (39g3+)



I bet they didn't nuke the 5 star reviews from people who didn't purchase it.

Posted by: buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:48 PM (z/Ubi)

121 Ok, when did Sirius Black become a prime minister?

Posted by: dantesed at September 13, 2017 09:48 PM (88xKn)

122 No, Wellington was a famous bookmaker - they named a beef dish in his honor - stroganoff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:46 PM (fA1SL)



But you have to wear boots when you make it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (auHtY)

123 Yes, that is something.

Because we're thisclose to forgetting every single lesson of the last century.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (F0ZHr)

124 So it looks like Carlos Danger is a chubby chaser?

Posted by: tu3031 at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (O5Q3r)

125
Dude Goes to Jail for Offering to Buy a Lock of Hillary Clinton's Hair


Pubic?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (pNxlR)

126 86 I have read somewhere that the particular way Churchill did his V sign was, in effect, giving Hitler the finger. Don't know if that's true.
Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:42 PM (nBr1j)


Yes. It had to do with the English longbowmen in the Middle Ages. When they were captured by the French, their fingers were cut off so they could no longer draw a bow.

The remaining longbowmen started showing their index and middle fingers with the back of their hand facing the enemy, indicating that they could still use their bows. That was the V sign that Churchill made.

It's not the same as the "peace" sign with the palm facing outwards.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (sdi6R)

127 Trafalgar. Wellington was Waterloo.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

And on land.


And Nelson was dead by then. But he knew that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (39g3+)

128 119>

But only the left legs of the couch.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (MCEs2)

129 Hey, the internet's back on! Whee!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (NWiLs)

130 I wonder what Lenin and Stalin would have done with the brain damaged children of Antifa.
Posted by: Northernlurker

To make himself more secure in power, Stalin rounded up all the old Bolsheviks and many were shot in the basemrnt of the Lubyanka. More ended up in the Gulag.

"If only Comrade Stalin knew!"

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (S6Pax)

131 Kate Bush

https://youtu.be/1So6ok542jA

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (nBr1j)

132 Ya' know i'm starting to miss that Sonobi guy. He was a hoot.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (nmr2M)

133
I wonder what Lenin and Stalin would have done with the brain damaged children of Antifa.
Posted by: Northernlurker

Beria would have taken care of them before the boss even knew they existed

Posted by: Jean at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (9TU00)

134 122. Atta boy! That was a third-level reference with a typo, no less, and teh Horde got it.

Individually, we are morons. Together, we are teh Horde.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (fA1SL)

135 I have a brand spankin' new hash too!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (NWiLs)

136 I would like to see the Churchill movie. That said, he did not sound anything at all like the clip above while giving a speech. He had a peculiar cadence and quiet volume to even his most important speeches.

For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4FdMTdR40w


Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (FTlwv)

137 They amped up the "Never Surrender" speech. Churchill was a bit more low key, as I recall from listening to Iron Maiden's "Aces High"

https://youtu.be/PUdT5x8wpIE

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (17QyB)

138 "Can't even imagine what Churchill would think of England today."

He would be immediately arrested and charged if he simply read aloud any of several literary pieces which he himself originally wrote.

They didn't deserve that man.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (ujwCG)

139 In England, flashing the V hand sign with knuckles towards the recipient is the approximate equivalent of the middle finger gesture.

Posted by: filbert at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (s5o+q)

140 125 Dude Goes to Jail for Offering to Buy a Lock of Hillary Clinton's Hair

Pubic?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 09:49 PM (pNxlR)


Nope, we Brazilian together.

Posted by: Shep at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (nmr2M)

141 Hey, the internet's back on! Whee!
Posted by: Insomniac

Quick! Hide the manatee!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (S6Pax)

142 134 122. Atta boy! That was a third-level reference with a typo, no less, and teh Horde got it.

Individually, we are morons. Together, we are teh Horde.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (fA1SL)

So...Stronger Together?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (NWiLs)

143 The dichotomy of Churchill and Chamberlin still resonates today in our politics.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (pUDQf)

144 135. You got hash? Share, dude - it's been a while.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (fA1SL)

145 137 They amped up the "Never Surrender" speech. Churchill was a bit more low key, as I recall from listening to Iron Maiden's "Aces High"

https://youtu.be/PUdT5x8wpIE

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (17QyB)

The shouting didn't seem quite true.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (nBr1j)

146 In England, flashing the V hand sign with knuckles
towards the recipient is the approximate equivalent of the middle finger
gesture.

Posted by: filbert at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (s5o+q)
That is unnecessarily complicated. Of course.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (EgOr3)

147 OMG a commercial for Samantha Bee.

Not funny and unlikeable.

What a great combo for a TV talkshow host.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (jHrzU)

148 I've got a good Strganoff Recipe.

Posted by: Ted Cruz at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (onDmy)

149 142. Heh.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (fA1SL)

150 Definitely something. Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors, wooing me with his performance in Leon: The Professional, then dozens of brilliant performances afterward.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (bkUtD)

151 Kate Bush

https://youtu.be/1So6ok542jA
Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (nBr1j)

yeah, I clicked because of an invisible 's

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (z79tQ)

152 I bet they didn't nuke the 5 star reviews from people who didn't purchase it.

I expect not, no. Here's the pattern though:

http://oi67.tinypic.com/5txjdx.jpg

All 5-star reviews, all most recent and look at the purchase times. They're giving 5 star reviews of a book they haven't even gotten yet let alone read.

Its 95% 5-star reviews right now

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (39g3+)

153 The biggest slaveholders in human history were the Communist Parties of the Soviet Union and China.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:34 PM (nBr1j)

Ahem...

Posted by: Arab Slave Traders at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (W2mX1)

154 I've been looking forward to that Churchill show since they announced it. I just hope they don't screw it up. But they probably will.

Anthony Weiner BTW is nothing. Just like that Sonobi ad.

Posted by: sinalco at September 13, 2017 09:54 PM (yODqO)

155 I tried to leave a review and I got back:

"Sorry, we are unable to accept your review of this product for either one or both of the following reasons:
Your previous review of this product did not comply with our Customer Reviews Guidelines. Amazon does not permit reviews from customers whose relationship to the product or seller may be perceived as biased."

AKA: you panned this book and we don't accept bad reviews about it any longer from you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:54 PM (39g3+)

156 All 5-star reviews, all most recent and look at the purchase times. They're giving 5 star reviews of a book they haven't even gotten yet let alone read.

Its 95% 5-star reviews right now
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (39g3+)

Of course. Propagandists gotta propagandize.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (NWiLs)

157 151 Kate Bush

https://youtu.be/1So6ok542jA
Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:50 PM (nBr1j)

yeah, I clicked because of an invisible 's
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (z79tQ)

I'm sorry. Did I miss something. I find the song moving in today's world.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (nBr1j)

158 SIL is here visiting. Lives in a town the eye passed over in Central Florida. Power is out, they say it could be, umm, weeks.

So major bullet dodged, but its still bad.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (jHrzU)

159 Ahem...

Posted by: Arab Slave Traders at September 13, 2017 09:53 PM (W2mX1)
Thank you! And, dare I mention, most of the African slaves were sold to the slave traders by, oops, other Africans. But, hey, let's talk about how America stole California from those worthy Messicans.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (EgOr3)

160 Gary Coleman Oldman IS Willis Churchill in Darkest Strokes!

Posted by: Hollyweird Reporter at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (bc2Lc)

161 We've certainly had a rapist president...but his name was Bill Clinton

Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (aZq03)

162 Still not as impressive a transformation as John Hurt playing Queen Elizabeth I.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 13, 2017 09:56 PM (qJtVm)

163
AKA: you panned this book and we don't accept bad reviews about it any longer from you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 09:54 PM (39g3+)


Hey Chris you got a reputation. Savage,

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 13, 2017 09:56 PM (nmr2M)

164 Churchill being played as a straight, white, Christian is problematic.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 13, 2017 09:56 PM (F0ZHr)

165 "Don't criticize her book, praise it as the best book ever to prop up the corner of your couch."

Makes superb toilet paper too. No. I take that back. Using those pages to wipe yourself would be an insult to your rear end.

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 09:56 PM (jm1YL)

166 They should have a woman play Churchill.


Posted by: publius

I'm going to go ahead and presume that you just weren't around from
1979 to 1990?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 13, 2017 09:56 PM (H5rtT)

167 when you deal with amazon, you know what it is. why doesn't it surprise me they are censoring shitty reviews for a book of bullshit?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (KP5rU)

168 Peaches...cool.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (nmr2M)

169 144 135. You got hash? Share, dude - it's been a while.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (fA1SL)

I wish and I've never even touched the stuff before.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (NWiLs)

170 What a great combo for a TV talkshow host.
Posted by: blaster

But still, she was annoying.

Send her back to the Great White North.

Hoser.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (S6Pax)

171 135 I have a brand spankin' new hash too!
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (NWiLs)

Then how can know you are really you?
Hmmmm?
New Hash!
Stranger Danger!!
Troll alert!
(WoooGaah WoooGaah)

Posted by: Hash Inspection Police at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (tGjfm)

172 I'm sorry. Did I miss something. I find the song moving in today's world.
Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (nBr1j)

No, you didn't miss anything.
I'm a moron and thought I saw Kate's Bush

Well OK then, time to click.
otoh it was a nice song

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (z79tQ)

173 86: Yes. At Angincourt, the French promised to cut off the first two fingers of the British archers when the defeated them. But the British had a new weaon - the long bow and pretty much wiped out the French. As the British archer were marching past the French knights they all held up their hands, palm out, with only the index and middle finger (the ones used to pull a bow string) showing. Very much a defiant f*ck you gesture. The Brits still us it in that context.

Posted by: rabidfox at September 13, 2017 09:58 PM (EW9tX)

174 172 I'm sorry. Did I miss something. I find the song moving in today's world.
Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (nBr1j)

No, you didn't miss anything.
I'm a moron and thought I saw Kate's Bush

Well OK then, time to click.
otoh it was a nice song
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (z79tQ)

Lol

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 13, 2017 09:58 PM (nBr1j)

175 169. Hell, I don't even know what that is.

*harsh cough, shifty red eyes*

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 09:58 PM (fA1SL)

176 Ever notice how have a few centuries after the slave trade ended you can find the descendants of the slaves throughout the former colonies of the European powers but the far more numerous slaves sent to the Arabic countries left no children?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2017 09:58 PM (aZq03)

177 The doctor looked at my rash. It's Sonobi he said.

The cure was a script.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (MCEs2)

178 158 SIL is here visiting. Lives in a town the eye passed over in Central Florida. Power is out, they say it could be, umm, weeks.

So major bullet dodged, but its still bad.
Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (jHrzU)

Whereabouts? Some Duke Energy service areas are predicted to get power back by Sunday.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

179 The Churchill movie looks good. That time really was Airstrip One's darkest hour.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (zkGZ8)

180 Sonobi Lives!

*off goes the Javascript again*

Posted by: filbert at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (s5o+q)

181 We've certainly had a rapist president...but his name was Bill Clinton
Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2017 09:55 PM (aZq03)

This comment has been struck due to a perceived bias against Hillary's!!! husband.

-Amazon thought police

Posted by: tbodie at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (uys7x)

182 What about the reviews at Goodreads?

Posted by: dantesed at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (88xKn)

183 I don't remember Amazon deleting one-star reviews of Mark Levin's books. Wonder why that is?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (VWp7G)

184 86: Yes. At Angincourt, the French promised to cut off the first two fingers of the British archers when the defeated them. But the British had a new weaon - the long bow and pretty much wiped out the French. As the British archer were marching past the French knights they all held up their hands, palm out, with only the index and middle finger (the ones used to pull a bow string) showing. Very much a defiant f*ck you gesture. The Brits still us it in that context.

Posted by: rabidfox at September 13, 2017 09:58 PM (EW9tX)


Crossbows are better.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (jHrzU)

185 I, for one, welcome our new Benevolent Media-Government Overclass...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (e9G8E)

186 171 135 I have a brand spankin' new hash too!
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:51 PM (NWiLs)

Then how can know you are really you?
Hmmmm?
New Hash!
Stranger Danger!!
Troll alert!
(WoooGaah WoooGaah)
Posted by: Hash Inspection Police at September 13, 2017 09:57 PM (tGjfm)

Nonsense. I'm completely harmless. Would you like some candy? I've got some right here in my panel van.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

187 The Churchill movie looks good. That time really was Airstrip One's darkest hour.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (zkGZ


It's not looking too bright these days

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:01 PM (auHtY)

188 Whereabouts? Some Duke Energy service areas are predicted to get power back by Sunday.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (NWiLs)


Near Lakeland

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 10:01 PM (jHrzU)

189 ONT's up.

Posted by: Peaches at September 13, 2017 10:01 PM (EgOr3)

190 Doesn't matter how many people rate Clinton's book high or how many people buy that zombie apocalypse toilet paper. I still am comforted by the fact that half this country hates her guts, a good portion of the other half is tired of her shut and wants her to go away and her alcohol soaked liver won't hold out much longer.

And Hillary Clinton is never going to be President!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 10:01 PM (pUDQf)

191 That Churchill movie looks pretty good from the trailer, may have to check that out.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 13, 2017 10:01 PM (oAY8z)

192 ONT is NOOD

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 10:02 PM (jHrzU)

193 178
Whereabouts? Some Duke Energy service areas are predicted to get power back by Sunday.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:59 PM (NWiLs)


I remember seeing a lot of Duke Energy trucks in Pennsylvania dealing with the massive power outages after Sandy.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 10:03 PM (sdi6R)

194 "Your Majesty"??? WTF?

Posted by: Stumbo at September 13, 2017 10:04 PM (DsfP1)

195 "I don't remember Amazon deleting one-star reviews of Mark Levin's books. Wonder why that is?"

Mm..let me think. You know it possible that we may never know the reason.

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 10:05 PM (jm1YL)

196 I don't go to the movie theater anymore but that Churchill film will have me waiting for the DVD release if it's as good as the trailer looks. The more I learn about Churchill, especially his own words, the more impressed I am. Glad they said it was Oldman in the role. I wouldn't have recognized him otherwise.
I hadn't heard of this movie. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Posted by: JTB at September 13, 2017 10:05 PM (V+03K)

197 "Amazon Deletes All Reviews Criticizing Hillary's New Book After Her Publisher Complains: "

In many ways this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 10:06 PM (jm1YL)

198 The dichotomy of Churchill and Chamberlin still resonates today in our politics.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 09:52 PM (pUDQf) ['/i]

Except we don't have a Churchill, but lots of Chamberlins though!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 13, 2017 10:06 PM (gwPgz)

199 183 I don't remember Amazon deleting one-star reviews of Mark Levin's books. Wonder why that is?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 13, 2017 10:00 PM (VWp7G)


THIS. assholes.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 13, 2017 10:09 PM (nmr2M)

200 European powers but the far more numerous slaves sent to the Arabic countries left no children?
Posted by: 18-1 at September

That's because we're racist

Posted by: Jean at September 13, 2017 10:11 PM (9TU00)

201 I liked the Churchill clip. I had been prepared to hate it-- rather like Martin Sheen as Robert E. Lee. I changed my mind when I saw the actor's work.

The way Oldman declaims the famous speech isn't the way I remember hearing the original-- Oldman's C'hill seems a little too shout-y to me. O certainly looks the part & has the mannerisms down, however.

I also think the trailer hyped Churchill's political isolation & supposed unpopularity too much. Nuance isn't easily conveyed in this type of film. "Lincoln" with Daniel Day Lewis suffered from that same "nuance shortage," imo.

Times on Churchill's maiden speech as PM: "A rather good first outing." (referencing some of the most immortal prose in the English language, i.e., the BS&T speech)


Posted by: mnw at September 13, 2017 10:12 PM (qyZxC)

202 Churchill was apparently the architect of Gallipoli. Guess he made up for it. Every time I royally fucked up in my mediocre career, I thought about him. He was in my thoughts a lot.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 13, 2017 10:14 PM (4hIeD)

203
202 Churchill was apparently the architect of Gallipoli. Guess he made up for it. Every time I royally fucked up in my mediocre career, I thought about him. He was in my thoughts a lot.
Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 13, 2017 10:14 PM (4hIeD)

Yes, he was. It made him the man he became.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 13, 2017 10:16 PM (pUDQf)

204 Oh, OK, never mind. /Emily L

Posted by: Stumbo at September 13, 2017 10:17 PM (DsfP1)

205 Hey everybody.

For anyone who's interested, I just have to share Jeffrey Wells' review of Chappaquiddick. He actually *liked* it. (Also interesting: no pushback from Kennedy-loving libs in the comments.)

http://www.hollywood-elsewhere.com/2017/09/appropriately-damning-chappaquiddick/

And the name of the actor playing Ted Kennedy in it is Jason Clarke, but geez he sure looks a lot like Matthew Perry as TK in the pic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2017 10:22 PM (eMKNe)

206 "John Avlon called Trump's comparison "immoral" and
"dangerous." At Slate, Jamelle Bouie claimed Trump's question was
"dumb," arguing that statues of Washington and Jefferson were safe
because "the reason we memorialize them is not because of their
slaveholding."

Useful idiot or intentionally obtuse. Leea and Jackson aren't memorialized for owning slaves either. They are honored for their leadership and courage. yet they must be removed for their association with slavery. The same argument will and already is being made of Washington and Jefferson. Not that anybody of any intelligence is fooled by their BS. We know what the left wants and it isn't justice.

Posted by: Ripley at September 13, 2017 10:29 PM (NbRJx)

207 An ONT that has a Blue Oyster Cult reference AND Winston Churchill is something to behold.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2017 10:33 PM (KAi1n)

208 23
Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill?



Incredible.



Gary is maybe the best living actor today.



He can play anything and pull it off.
///
I'd love to see a movie with Gary Oldman, Clint Eastwood, and James Woods. Those are 3 badasses, even in their twilight years of acting.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2017 10:39 PM (KAi1n)

209 John Lithgow was quite good as Churchill in the first season of the recent Netflix series "The Crown."

I love Gary Oldman, but he just doesn't look or sound like Churchill in that trailer. Being a huge Churchill fan, however, I'll likely give it a shot.

Posted by: ShainS at September 13, 2017 10:40 PM (BiLU+)

210 I'd love to see a movie with Gary Oldman, Clint Eastwood, and James Woods. Those are 3 badasses, even in their twilight years of acting.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2017 10:39 PM (KAi1n)

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Can't disagree. I think my favorite young actor these days along those lines is Tom Hardy.

Posted by: ShainS at September 13, 2017 10:42 PM (BiLU+)

211 US Army soldiers were for decades by regulation prohibited from using or even carrying an umbrella while in uniform, maybe they still are - (after Barky as CINC who knows...) - but I suspect the reason, historically, was because of Chamberlain.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 13, 2017 10:43 PM (VLEp3)

212 So let's recap. ALL white people are racist, and white supremacists, and KKK, and NAZI and every last vestige of the founding framers must be expunged, including the history, customs, traditions, and legacy. The constitution and declaration of independence were written by people who were less than perfect by modern standards, therefore everything must be dismantled and replaced. Did I leave anything out?

Posted by: Common Tater at September 13, 2017 10:48 PM (VLEp3)

213 Once again, they are propagandizing World War II by suppressing the contributions of LBTQs of colour.

Posted by: George LeS at September 13, 2017 11:06 PM (+TcCF)

214 The Twitter comments are swooning for Gary Oldman as a shoo-in for an Oscar. I would agree based on the trailer, but remember who votes for Oscars. My prediction is that "Darkest Hour" will not receive ANY nominations, no matter how deserved.

Posted by: jayhawkone at September 13, 2017 11:24 PM (ZD+J8)

215 212 So let's recap. ALL white people are racist, and white supremacists, and KKK, and NAZI and every last vestige of the founding framers must be expunged, including the history, customs, traditions, and legacy. The constitution and declaration of independence were written by people who were less than perfect by modern standards, therefore everything must be dismantled and replaced. Did I leave anything out?
Posted by: Common Tater at September 13, 2017 10:48 PM (VLEp3)


Yes. Henceforth, we must be ruled by a tribal strongman form of government, since that is more authentic than the white supremacist republican form of government.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2017 11:38 PM (sdi6R)

216 211
US Army soldiers were for decades by regulation prohibited from using or
even carrying an umbrella while in uniform, maybe they still are -
(after Barky as CINC who knows...) - but I suspect the reason,
historically, was because of Chamberlain.

Posted by: Common Tater

The girl soldiers weren't/aren't.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2017 11:41 PM (KAi1n)

217 My BIL died at 1 pm today. It was peaceful - he just stopped breathing - there was no death rattle or gurgling or anything like that (which I have witnessed with other deaths).

So I was a complete and total mess at work and my boss let me leave. For some reason, I went to the cemetery my parents are buried in and said prayers by their graves, although they never knew him. I wanted to tell Mom and Dad that he, unlike husband #1, had treated their daughter - actually, both daughters, really well.

Then I went to the park. It was an absolutely beautiful day here in SE Wisconsin and so I wanted to be outside, but I didn't want to blubber in public in front of the world. Parks - especially when school is in session - are good places to go when you are heartbroken but don't want to cry on your bed. So I cried all afternoon on a bench overlooking Lake Michigan.

Then I came home and watched baseball. The Crew won tonight. That would have made my BIL very happy.

I already miss him so much. There is a hole in my heart.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez:the Crew won tonight at September 13, 2017 11:55 PM (P8951)

218 Wait'll you see Gary Oldman in a dual role as Audrey AND Katharine Hepburn with B.O. in an update of The African Queen!

Posted by: klaftern at September 13, 2017 11:57 PM (RuIsu)

219 I heard there was a Churchill movie recently that portrayed the Great One as being OPPOSED TO D-DAY, and spending the war drunk and sobbing. This had better not be THAT movie.

---Okay: I found that Left-wing Character Assassination: the Smear Job is the Churchill movie starring Brian Cox, not this one starring Gary Oldman.

--Pass, and all's well. :-) This one, I will go see.

Posted by: Beverly at September 14, 2017 01:04 AM (CThX1)

220 "If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future." --Winston Churchill

Posted by: Beverly at September 14, 2017 01:13 AM (CThX1)

221 Two thoughts: First, the takeaway the press will give us from the Churchill movie is that Churchill was a hero and the first Antifa and that's why we need to resist Trump.
Second thought is on UVA. There is a weekly section in the Wall Street Journal that features classified ads for high end properties. One that caught my eye was a 25 acre estate in the Appalachian foothills of Virginia, bordering a stream, mostly wooded, about 3 acres of lawn, a 5000 sq. foot 5 bedroom house on it - for $695,000! This was part of an area of similar sized lots and houses. Why so cheap? It did have indoor plumbing and electricity. Oh, it was only about 10 miles from UVA. That explains it!

Posted by: George V at September 14, 2017 09:23 AM (LUHWu)

222 Looking forward to "Darkest Hour' since Gary Oldman is the best actor out there.

Posted by: grayswindir at September 14, 2017 11:16 AM (NmR1a)

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