NBC Agitates for the Last Step Before Violent Civil War: Voting for Trump Is Illegal, and the Government Should Act to Forbid It

Come and arrest me for voting against the violent revolutionary left, Noah.

Come slap a citizens arrest on me.

We'll see who winds up in a small confined space.


Noah Berlatsky Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident.

Say, are there any Democrats motivated by racism or antisemtism, I wonder?

I know Obama met with and posed for pictures with antisemitic cult leader Louis Farrakhan.

Should we deploy the police around polling stations in Democrat cities?

By Noah Berlatsky

If the Trump era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth.

Seems like you should just strip them of their right to vote.

Pretty straightforward from here, as Sally Kohn once said


...

Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don't want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump's racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, "Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box." Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.


This sounds radical.

Sounds. A bit.

But Smith argues that it's in line with the Constitution and with years of court rulings. For example, Smith points out that racist appeals in union elections are illegal and that an election in which one side uses racist appeals can be invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board. Similarly, in the 2016 case Peña v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that when a juror expresses overt bigotry, the jury's verdict should be invalidated.

,,,

So how can you tell when voters are acting out of prejudice? Again, Smith says, employment discrimination law provides a useful analogy. In discrimination cases, courts look for pretexts. If someone gives a reason for a hiring decision that is obviously false or makes little sense in context, the court has good reason to believe that prejudice or bias may have influenced the hiring decision.

Trump's unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice. It's reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.

As you can probably tell, this is heading for the conclusion that "the government" -- or at least the parts of it in leftist, Marxist hands -- should step in to find that Trump's election was based on "racism" and thereby invalidate it.


The usual remedy for racial discrimination is censure or fines -- as Trump was subjected to when the Justice Department found that his housing developments were discriminating against black tenants in the 1970s. It's more difficult to censure voters who have violated their constitutional duties. Nullifying elections would be essentially impossible. But Smith argues that there are other options.

...

Even more ambitiously, Smith suggests expanding the Voting Rights Act to address the racist patterns of voting in Senate elections in the South. Because the majority of white voters in the South vote Republican, and because they outnumber black voters, there isn't a single Democratic senator from the Deep South other than Doug Jones in Alabama, who may well lose his seat in 2020. Smith argues that we could remedy these disparate, racially motivated outcomes by creating Senate districts. Presumably, that would make it at least possible for black voters to elect a senator who would support their interests.

They continue becoming more lunatic, more radical, and more extreme about imposing a New Jim Crow aimed at creating an exciting new Officially Disfavored Race, and they think we're just going to bargain and compromise with them about how much enforced servitude we're willing to accept.

And for those who say "Oh, this is just an opinion piece" --

1, it's an opinion piece pushed by a billion-dollar corporation. They've moved the Overton Window to the point where this now fair grist for consideration.

2, The opinion they're pushing is an official government apartheid, but with a target class selected by the antifa left.

3, the extremism of their demands is accelerating. Only recently they started agitating to repeal the First Amendment's right to free speech; that is now in peril, and restricted where it still exists. Now they're upping the ante to say that the right to vote must also be limited -- and preserved only for the right people, who vote the "right way."

4, the last opinion they pushed -- which the "reasonable" fake conservatives told me wasn't anything to worry about -- was the idea that a man could wake up one day and declare himself a woman, and that I would be under legal compulsion to agree with his delusion.

And now that's a fact of daily life.


These are not just hot takes. These are previews of coming attractions.


This will not end well.

But it will end.

Posted by: Ace at 04:40 PM




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1 Bizarre.

Posted by: DC at January 17, 2020 04:41 PM (onMzM)

2 Dear Romney

Don't Call Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IR7l0CnlM

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 04:42 PM (vEIlU)

3 Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution.


BIG THOUGHTS from a Self-taught legal scholar.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

4 I can't wait to give up my guns!

Posted by: Schuler at January 17, 2020 04:43 PM (ySdHR)

5 Good Lord... what color is the sky on these folks' planet?

Red.

Pure Marxist red.

Posted by: GuyFromNH at January 17, 2020 04:43 PM (Gs5TH)

6 If the Trump era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth.

I've never voted for or against a candidate because of the color of his skin.

The Left can't say that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:43 PM (oVJmc)

7 "According to Smith, voters who pull the levers to harm black people are violating the Constitution"

Sounds like voting for Dems should be illegal under this rubric.

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 04:43 PM (DF+pC)

8 Old and busted: Democrats require you to be able to read to vote.

New hotness: Democrats require that you read CNN news chyron to vote.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 17, 2020 04:44 PM (3sOO0)

9 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 17, 2020 04:44 PM (q80AH)

10 This article is rife for a fisking.

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (DF+pC)

11 So, between Bernie supporters calling for gulags and the Democrat Media complex calling for outlawing the votes of white people... um... what will they suggest next?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (BeYX8)

12 Types. Deletes

Posted by: G marks the spot at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (bY8DR)

13 They have no clue that they'll like what comes after Trump even less if they get rid off him.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (1ISKN)

14 Bring it on, because I'm about tired of their shit they throw at us daily.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (ZCEU2)

15 About Noah Berlatsky
Noah Berlatsky writes for the Guardian, Playboy, Quartz, the New Republic, and other venues. He is creating ebooks about vampires, superheroes, and maybe someday about vampire superheroes, who knows? You can support his patreon here:



Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:45 PM (oVJmc)

16
Alternate post title:

Fake News Pushes "Idea" Or Plan to CANCEL Your Vote For Trump Based On The Fake Grounds It's Racist

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (ftDSY)

17 So they are claiming that voting for Trump is a Federal criminal code violation?


They really need to put the crack pipe down.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (JUOKG)

18 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (arJlL)

19 Alas, all my brilliant theorizing about multiverses. Lost. Like tears. In the rain.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (qhmX5)

20 most of the people where I live at least have common sense and play fair

Posted by: Wyoming lurker at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (lXeWp)

21 Commies so cool. Go live in China...run for office...ha....shows us dumb fuuks how it is done.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (WmJSv)

22 Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, "Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box." Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

You know, for just a visitor, he sure says a lot of dumb shit

Posted by: Bruce at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (vd8XM)

23 The Democrats (and Romney) will do ANYTHING before that Barr report is released.

The Democrats will do ANYTHING before President Trump achieves another win and the 50th Nobel Peace Prize.

The Democrats will do ANYTHING to stop the WALL that keeps out fraudulent illegal votes and refugee dumping into conservative districts.

The Democrats will do ANYTHING to protect Obama, Clinton (less seriously now), and Soros.

Including start a war. They are beyond help. Way beyond help at this point.

Note: Hollywood record suicides. You did this Obama and the Media. Soros and Clinton. You own it lefties.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (vEIlU)

24 So, who do you think is going to be the first to say on the debate stage that only felons can vote?

My money is on Bootygig.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (3sOO0)

25 Between this and VA, someone is trying to start the dance party.

Fine.

Ready when they are.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (l4C/z)

26 You notice how "these people" never have names? Because if they did, they would be suing for slander and/or pushing someone's teeth down their throat.


I piss on Noah Berlatsky and all his ancestors.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (d7yFE)

27 Ready?
Ready?
Fight!

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (88+cf)

28 What a partisan hack.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (VcFUs)

29 So when black voters line up to reflexively vote for a black candidate is that an example or racism?

Just kidding. Of course it's not.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

30 They must be absolutely terrified of what Trump will do to say things like this.

These people must be more corrupt and evil than we can ever imagine.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (gauLa)

31 "According to Smith, voters who pull the levers to harm black people are violating the Constitution"


Voting for Dems harms ALL people, as does voting for socialists, communists, and other leftists. Should there be a ban on all leftists running for public office then?

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (DF+pC)

32 Blacks as a voting block went over 90% for Obama. In some districts, over 100% (literally over).

I'm sure it was because of his penchant for NCAA brackets, not because of race.

Posted by: Bill McGill at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (sD5v5)

33 They really are going to try and 'legally' take away our votes, aren't they?

How do they think it ends well for them?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (ayFCE)

34 Terry Smith- "Experienced professor of law and attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and private practice. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, lecturing, legal writing and research, labor and employment law, and election law. Strong education professional and legal advocate. Graduated from New York University School of Law. "

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

35 Smith argues that we could remedy these disparate, racially motivated outcomes by creating Senate districts.

--

Yes, lets have two houses of representatives, because that is exactly how the constitution laid it out.

Idiots. They have a better argument for just killing people who don't vote the way they want.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (YslsA)

36 we are YUGE Trump people too

Posted by: Wyoming lurker at January 17, 2020 04:47 PM (lXeWp)

37 >>>Noah Berlatsky writes for the Guardian, Playboy, Quartz, the New Republic, and other venues. He is creating ebooks about vampires, superheroes, and maybe someday about vampire superheroes, who knows?

I wonder if Jonah Goldberg and David French and JV Last follow his Twitter account.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (PbpT7)

38 I eagerly look forward to overtuning all the rulings of that notorious and vicious racist, President Wilson and his lying cunt of a wife.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (l4C/z)

39 I have a title for their plan : The Aristocrats!

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (4e+hS)

40
Christ Almighty,

The Left and Fake News is turning into the Chinese People's Republic!

They're saying sure you can vote; this is a "democracy," after all. And here are your choices: You can vote for this leftist Democrat, or that leftist Democrat!

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (ftDSY)

41 Fasttrack the divorce.


Stop the delays.

Posted by: Ha at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (NSFCQ)

42 I personally know people who voted for Barry because of his skin color.

In my mind, that seems racist.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

43 Declaring that only " right thinking" people should be allowed to vote. So Uniparty, yes? Stalin smiles.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (qhmX5)

44 Aren't guaranteed Black districts also racist? Isn't 95% of the black vote going to Obama.....racist?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (oVJmc)

45 I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.

I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)

46 They simply can't give up the racism-shouting, even though the tactic has now become a liability. "Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake. It's bad manners!" (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (RmBQf)

47 This comes as no surprise. I'm pretty sure it ramps up from this point, all the way to crazytown

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (PYdI2)

48 no representation, no taxation.

come up with a new plan parasite.

Posted by: x at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (nFwvY)

49 Noah Berlatsky looks like a goth drunk that just rolled out of a gutter. A non-serious agitator to ignore.

Posted by: Cheri at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (oiNtH)

50 Bernie's campaign worker who wants to open the gulags didn't get any flack because they all think that just not many are ready to come out and say it. None of them think he said anything wrong.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (ZCEU2)

51 And if we're going to go through all the trouble of taking away their gun and their vote, we might as well take all their shit and work them to death by slave labor.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (1ISKN)

52

It's "ideas" like this that get Saddam Hussein 99% of the vote.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (ftDSY)

53
I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.



I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM

---

Can't think of a better one.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (JUOKG)

54 Well it's an odd way to start the fight but I'd be ok with them choosing to so.

Posted by: Someguy at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (9PapW)

55 NBC Writer Wants Obama To Save Him From The BoogeyMen In His Head

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (oVJmc)

56 Actually, voting results from sanctuary cities must be invalidated.

Posted by: Little Boomer at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (6fu25)

57 Don't be the first to stop clapping, Comrade.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (d7yFE)

58 I very often vote 3rd party, as I live in a Blue State and my vote won't really count.

This time?

I think I'll vote straight R - down the line. Just because.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (xptlg)

59 Ace:

I actually read the post and appreciate your bringing it to our attention.

However, I'm going to dispatch with my normal "Air Pinochet" reference this one time as I will see your your all-time favorite end credits sequence from the sidebar and will raise:

https://youtu.be/WS_70MdRm5I

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (DTX3h)

60 If there's ever five RBG- or Sotomayor-thinking Justices on SCOTUS, this particular proposal will be only one of many new rights and prohibitions SCOTUS will suddenly discover in the Constitution.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (AMIL/)

61 First, can Noah read minds?? How the Hell has he 'learned' that many voters cast votes based on racism?

The premise is garbage. DEBUNKED, I say!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (bDqIh)

62 40


They're saying sure you can vote; this is a "democracy," after all. And here are your choices: You can vote for this leftist Democrat, or that leftist Democrat!

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (ftDSY)

That's already the way it is California for most elections. Two Dems running for an office in the main election, having primaried out the Republicans.


Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (DF+pC)

63 Good morning Campers!

I'm your Uncle Ernie
and I'll welcome you to Tommy's Holiday Camp
The camp with the difference
Nevermind the weather
When you come to Tommy's
The holiday's forever

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (+y/Ru)

64 I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.

I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)


Imagine Jane Sanders as FLOTUS. Discuss.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

65 PDT rolls back Michelle Obama's lunch initiative (which everyone hated) today. Also today? Is Michelle's birthday. Our grand master troller strikes again!

Posted by: Cheri at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (oiNtH)

66 CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME. CAN'T SLEEP TRUMP WILL EAT ME.

Posted by: Noah Berlatsky at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (d7yFE)

67 The only reason they have not already taken away our votes and our children is the second amendment.

Which is why they are trying to take away the second amendment. It isn't about guns.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (YslsA)

68 Well boys...looks like we are surrounded. If the fascist weren't here...we'd have to travel to find them.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (WmJSv)

69 Smart move picking the side with all the guns to do this to.

Posted by: Shtetl G at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (16cUT)

70 Mark Andrew Edwards
saw a US map by county gun ownership. Our county is number 4.We're happy about this

Posted by: Wyoming lurker at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (lXeWp)

71 Imagine spending all those years in school so you can write stuff like "the NLRB can invalidate an election because orange man bad"

Their parents must be so proud.

Posted by: dj3way at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (bhPL1)

72 LOLGFY you fucking retard.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (qcIWB)

73 Research has since suggested[/b that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.


*********

Appeal to science fail.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (m45I2)

74 >>>
However, I'm going to dispatch with my normal "Air Pinochet" reference this one time as I will see your your all-time favorite end credits sequence from the sidebar and will raise:

https://youtu.be/WS_70MdRm5I

...

well, JJ Sefton mentioned that song in the last thread, which is what made me think of Cheer Down in LW2.

I only didn't like LW2 because I was a huge fan of LW and was just disappointed that the sequel was a cartoon.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (PbpT7)

75 64 I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.

I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)

Imagine Jane Sanders as FLOTUS. Discuss.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

Well, we've had uglier....inside and out...but I'm not going to hit Pornhub to see her previous body of work.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (l4C/z)

76 In the Era of the Golden Scalp Weasel came the Great Unmasking.

It should be illegal to be a Republican because racism, sexism, homophobia, cooties, whatevs has been being discussed for, what, 30 odd years now? At least in the more shall we say dedicated portions of the Left.

And it is an accepted position to significant portions of the "moderate" Left.

And now they aren't lying about it.

It's refreshing, in the way that being slapped in the face to be snapped out of hysteria is refreshing.

And ace is dead on accurate. It will end.

Back to the pretty Melania being pretty discussion, GEOTUS is 6'3". So, you know, Barron is a tall boy. And not yet 14.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (GbPPJ)

77 Bit by bit, they are forcing normal Americans into a position of armed resistance. They must be pretty damned confident about winning the war.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (qhmX5)

78 They can try and harvest my ballot from my cold, dead hand. The left one. The other one will be clutching the knife imbedded in their heart.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (e1mEI)

79 i really like that song in Time Bandits, btw.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (PbpT7)

80 60
If there's ever five RBG- or Sotomayor-thinking Justices on SCOTUS, this
particular proposal will be only one of many new rights and
prohibitions SCOTUS will suddenly discover in the Constitution.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (AMIL/)

Just another penumbra that emanates.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (ufFY8)

81 >>Ace:

>>I actually read the post

So you're the one.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (ZLI7S)

82 64
I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.


I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.



Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)

Imagine Jane Sanders as FLOTUS. Discuss.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (ptqGC)
Jane Sanders or SanFranNan?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (N39Ws)

83 US Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: IronDave at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (Mlw2+)

84 we need more doorless helicopters. and pilots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (KP5rU)

85 I seem to recall some Stalin or other commie quote - I don't care about the vote as long as I have the power to nominate.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (r+sAi)

86 And yeah Lethal Weapon 2 was a very disappointing movie after 1. They missed all the heart and the soul of the first movie with Rigg's brutal struggle with his life and loss. That scene of him almost killing himself was so powerful, and it showed you why he was so crazed and had zero care for safety. Danny Glover realizing that it was NOT an act was powerful.

2 threw that all out and made a dull, generic actioner.

I can't remember the cause du jour they shoehorned into the film either (it was legalizing weed in the first one) but it annoyed me too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (KZzsI)

87 >>"Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box."


Translation: The Democrats gave up on wooing white voters, then Trump showed us wooing white voters can win elections, therefore we must eliminate white voters!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (bDqIh)

88 If we don't get representation, we're exempt from taxation, too, right?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (oVJmc)

89 >>>84 we need more doorless helicopters. and pilots.


trebuchets would have a smaller carbon footprint tbh

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (PbpT7)

90 I'm racist against white politicians like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. I hate those cracker-ass whiteys so much!!!

Posted by: zombie at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (fK2gX)

91 It's always about power. Social Justice is about power, not justice. Which is why we can predict what they'll do.

Keep pushing, assholes. This is how you end up with more racism and hatred in this country. When you try to bully and shame people by calling them homophobic and racist for holding political opinions contrary to yours, and to cast them out of society, the natural human instinct is to say, "fuck it, then I'm a racist and a bigot."

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (wCmLp)

92
Look, ace, if you want your "National Divorce," then join the EJEXIT movement. It's Step 1. Once the test case is proven, we move against NY, IL, CO, MA, WA, OR, etc.

Under my terms of settlement, we keep the house, the cars, the kids, and the Left gets a goose-egg.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (AzW6q)

93 70 Mark Andrew Edwards
saw a US map by county gun ownership. Our county is number 4.We're happy about this
Posted by: Wyoming lurker at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (lXeWp)

That is good news!

Snohomish, WA had, I think, the highest per-capita concealed carry permits.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (l4C/z)

94 Time Bandits was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (1ISKN)

95 US Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) could not be reached for comment.


South Carolina is not in the Deep South because that would blow up my argument.

Zardoz has spoken.

Posted by: Noah Berlatsky at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (d7yFE)

96 I imagine a measured response to this article would be something like...

First of all, with regard to calling everyone who disagrees with you "racist," fuck you.

Second, please do implement these measures as soon as possible. Then explain to your mom/boyfriend why there's a civil war.

Posted by: Caliban at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (QE8X6)

97 Shouldn't anyone voting for a party that started a war over slavery cuz they loved it so much, invented Jim Crow, segregation and lynched some folks, shouldn't those people be denied the right to vote and shipped off to a foreign land?

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (4e+hS)

98
1. Voting based on race is unconstitutional.

2. Let's gerrymander black Senate districts.


Let's ponder that for a moment.

Okay, I'm done pondering.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 04:55 PM (m45I2)

99 89: ace, it's all good. desperate times and all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2020 04:55 PM (KP5rU)

100 >>>hey missed all the heart and the soul of the first movie with Rigg's brutal struggle with his life and loss. That scene of him almost killing himself was so powerful, and it showed you why he was so crazed and had zero care for safety.

exactly. In fairness, there was no place to go after that.

So they invented this bullshit that the bad guy in LW2 murdered his wife, which had... never been a thing before. It was a car accident.

But now he's got a new (stupid) reason for rage.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:55 PM (PbpT7)

101 From the bio at the end of the article...

"Noah Berlatsky is a freelance writer and cultural critic based in Chicago. He edits the website The Hooded Utilitarian."


Hooded huh??


I bet.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 04:55 PM (keZH+)

102 Wait until this Noah dude finds out about the racist history of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 04:55 PM (r+sAi)

103 How old is this Noah twit?

I got a newz alert on my phone yesterday, informing me that people reach "Peak Misery" at 47.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (ptqGC)

104 Ace,
He has 16.8k followers, a blue check verifying his communist status and posts absolute bullshit drivel.

I tiny'd his twatter home page for you. You don't need an account to lurke in a hateful way.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (VcFUs)

105 Wow... Just wow... I don't even know what to say anymore. And Ace is right. This is accelerating. And it's accelerating in major mouthpiece arenas that we never would have believed possible just a few years ago.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (JoUsr)

106 it's an opinion piece pushed by a billion-dollar corporation. They've moved the Overton Window to the point where this now fair grist for consideration.

Yeah the problem is that they choose opinion pieces to run, out of the thousands of possibilities and submissions. Opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions and ideas of the newspaper... but they usually do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (KZzsI)

107 Translation: The Democrats gave up on wooing white voters, then Trump showed us wooing white voters can win elections, therefore we must eliminate white voters!!

They've long hated blue-collar and lower-class whites, who made up the rank-and-file of the Dem party. When Obama was elected the progressives thought that they'd finally figured out how to win without those people, so they no longer need to play nice. Now their egos won't allow them to admit that they were wrong and try to win back the voters they need.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (wCmLp)

108 Lethal Weapon was solid action cheese with some good depth (and Quality nudity).

All the sequels were Hollywood formulas, increasingly watered down.

The first movie was dark. The rest are just amusement park rides, to coin a phrase.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (l4C/z)

109 Noah Berlatsky
No Shoes
No Service

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (m45I2)

110 I think I saw that one quarter of Alabama residents have a concealed carry permit.

We are very polite here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (d7yFE)

111 https://tinyurl.com/tlrzvfy
Crap

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (VcFUs)

112 >>>I can't remember the cause du jour they shoehorned into the film eithe

Either Apartheid or Krugerrand smuggling but mostly Apartheid.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (PbpT7)

113 Bill Kristol @BillKristol
McSally calling a reporter a "liberal hack" for asking a question, and then taking high fives from today's "conservatives" for doing so, tempts me to say: If it's liberal to hold public officials in our liberal democracy accountable for doing their job, then I guess I'm liberal.
***********
AHOY BILLDO!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (BqBId)

114 These people sure aren't looking for absolute power, are they?

Posted by: Wut at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (NSFCQ)

115 Sidebar - best film credit scroll? Best by era/genre?

Emperor of the North is pretty good: https://youtu.be/SC35_rEnrRo?t=74




Posted by: 13times at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (K3B2k)

116 >>>108 Lethal Weapon was solid action cheese with some good depth (and Quality nudity).


did you guys ever see the deleted scene from LW, when Riggs takes out a mad sniper?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (PbpT7)

117 97 Shouldn't anyone voting for a party that started a war over slavery cuz they loved it so much, invented Jim Crow, segregation and lynched some folks, shouldn't those people be denied the right to vote and shipped off to a foreign land?

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (4e+hS)

Sometimes it keeps me awake at night. Where do we ship them to? Does anyone really deserve millions of libs unceremoniously dumped in their country?

Posted by: Someguy at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (9PapW)

118 76
In the Era of the Golden Scalp Weasel came the Great Unmasking.



It should be illegal to be a Republican because racism, sexism,
homophobia, cooties, whatevs has been being discussed for, what, 30 odd
years now? At least in the more shall we say dedicated portions of the
Left.



And it is an accepted position to significant portions of the "moderate" Left.



And now they aren't lying about it.



It's refreshing, in the way that being slapped in the face to be snapped out of hysteria is refreshing.



And ace is dead on accurate. It will end.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (GbPPJ)


Everything they accuse us of, everything they claim they are not is more and more apparently EXACTLY who they are and what they want.
This thinking on the left scares me. Not so much for me personally, but for my daughter. What awaits her as she begins her adult life? What about grandkids if I am to be blessed with them?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (N39Ws)

119 My definition of "racist," first posted in 2006, still stands, devastatingly true and unchallenged to this day:

racist - A statement of surrender during an argument. When two people or disputants are engaged in an acrimonious debate, the side that first says "Racist!" has conceded defeat. Synonymous with saying "Resign" during a chess game, or "Uncle" during a schoolyard fight. Originally, the term was meant to indicate that one side was accusing the other of being racist, but once it was noticed that people only resorted to this tactic when all other arguments had been exhausted, it acquired its new meaning of "indicating one's own concession of defeat."

Posted by: zombie at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (fK2gX)

120 If, in 8-12 years, politically:
...VA will be like NY
...GA will be like MD (as will MS and LA)
...AZ will be like NM
...TX will be like NM or CA
...CO will be like OR
...ID will be like CO

Then what happens?

Because that's what it looks like demographically unless there is a major political realignment.

Posted by: Seldom at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (UbhbN)

121 Every Trump voter who is not racist is insane and should be institutionalized
The Left

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (KNsKs)

122 89
>>>84 we need more doorless helicopters. and pilots.





trebuchets would have a smaller carbon footprint tbh

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (PbpT7)

And trebuchets are better exercise.

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (DF+pC)

123 Yeah the problem is that they choose opinion pieces to run, out of the thousands of possibilities and submissions. Opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions and ideas of the newspaper... but they usually do.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (KZzsI)


Back when gay marriage started winning in state courts, I counted four different articles in separate lefty publications all saying the same thing, "gays aren't monogamous and so gay marriages won't be, and this means that straights need to adjust their expectations of marriage and accept open marriages as well." It was obvious that this had been planned for some time.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (wCmLp)

124 Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky is a freelance writer and cultural critic based in Chicago. He edits the website The Hooded Utilitarian and is the author of several books, including most recently "Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948."



He faps to comics and has Deep Thoughts.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (oVJmc)

125 Spicy time approaches.

Posted by: Weasel at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (MVjcR)

126 117
97 Shouldn't anyone voting for a party that started a war over slavery
cuz they loved it so much, invented Jim Crow, segregation and lynched
some folks, shouldn't those people be denied the right to vote and
shipped off to a foreign land?

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (4e+hS)

Sometimes
it keeps me awake at night. Where do we ship them to? Does anyone
really deserve millions of libs unceremoniously dumped in their country?


Posted by: Someguy at January 17, 2020 04:57 PM (9PapW)

Iran. Venezuela. North Korea.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (N39Ws)

127 Here's the deleted scene from LW.

Warning: Like most deleted scenes, this definitely is better deleted.

It's just weird to see this part of LW that was never a part of LW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSk3zMzbqbE

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (PbpT7)

128 And once again, the Progs remind us all how "They'd never dare" is simply a strategy for ignoring what they're doing, the logical ends of where this all goes, and the foolishness of doing so.

But by all means - nobody let their hair catch fire or anything. Surely, this time, it's just all talk by them that smart, mature folks can and should ignore.

Posted by: Somebody Has To Say It at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (VggU/)

129 tangential but Fredo Cuomo was calling for not just we Deplorables to be shunned and punished, but our descendants as well.

so, vote for Trump, you're a racist, and your family is tainted forever. Unpersoning to the extreme.

Posted by: BlackOrchid, Wanna-Be Ukrainian Asset at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (Rarvo)

130 Trump won because he flipped six states in the Electoral College: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida (plus one odd EV from Maine).

All six of those states went for Obama. Twice.

But the reason they wouldn't vote for the Albino Bollard Queen was... racism. You bet, son. You bet.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (qUFPp)

131 My town just elected a black mayor, who received the blessings of Tank Abrams and Cory Booker.

And our city council is now 95% black, including the wife of a New Black Panther.


I'm sure no one voted for any of these cretins because of their skin color.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (ptqGC)

132 Soooo, you have to evaluate every single person who votes for Trump to see if their vote is motivated by racism. Nah, brah, you just lump everyone together and assume they have no possible reason to vote for him other than racism. How about this, I just let the hate flow through me and vote for him because I despise every single thing these idiots stand for.

Posted by: no good deed at January 17, 2020 04:58 PM (MmFTx)

133 I think NBC's just trolling for hate-clicks.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:59 PM (oVJmc)

134 "If the Trump era has taught us anything,...."

The Trump era has obviously taught them nothing.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 17, 2020 04:59 PM (1ISKN)

135 Back to the pretty Melania being pretty discussion, GEOTUS is 6'3". So, you know, Barron is a tall boy. And not yet 14.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (GbPPJ)


Tall, rich... if he starts hitting the weight pile his SS detail is gonna need riot shields and bear spray.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:59 PM (wCmLp)

136 Jim Crow vs White Bird

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2020 04:59 PM (aKsyK)

137
They've long hated blue-collar and lower-class whites, who made up the rank-and-file of the Dem party. When Obama was elected the progressives thought that they'd finally figured out how to win without those people, so they no longer need to play nice. Now their egos won't allow them to admit that they were wrong and try to win back the voters they need.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January



Not sure that is quit right, the would not have won without whites.

I think the hate, or have contempt for, everyone that is not in the ruling clique.

The definitely thought that they had gained permanent control with the obama election and that is why they are so panicked now. They tipped their hand with obama care and other things and they know they have to conclude the deal, getting permanent control, soon, before everyone realizes what they are seeking and throws the out.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (HALdu)

138 Here's the problem with a national divorce...the crazy shithead you just divorced can just move back next door to you.

Unless you plan on constructing hard 1920's style European borders between the new states and restrict immigration, this shit will just repeat.

It is the ideology of the Left and the ideologues that must be defeated. And I mean defeated. Not avoided. Not moved away from. Because they will. Not. Stop.

Evil never stops on its own.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (l4C/z)

139 OT: Here's a tidbit of judicial sanity re the stupid Red Flag Law in Colorado:

A judge on Thursday denied a petition for an extreme risk protection order from a Fort Collins woman who had sought the order against a Colorado State University police officer who shot and killed her son in 2017.


https://tinyurl.com/srzh5zt

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (m45I2)

140 Insane motherfucker wants to have people only allowed by law to vote for the Unrepentant Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, Segregation, and Abortion Targeted to Exterminate Blacks.

Please, lecture me more, shitbag.

Please, National Divorce or SMOD, bring us an end to this insanity.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (fp3O8)

141 How you gonna stop the Dead from Voting Ace?

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (XShdm)

142 74 well, JJ Sefton mentioned that song in the last thread, which is what made me think of Cheer Down in LW2.

I only didn't like LW2 because I was a huge fan of LW and was just disappointed that the sequel was a cartoon.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:52 PM (PbpT7)


Ah, crap; I didn't catch the last post.

LW is one of those movies that I should probably re-watch as it didn't do much for me way back when it was released--as opposed to, say, Die Hard.

I actually did see "Loaded Weapon 1" in the theater which is hilariously dumb.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (DTX3h)

143 >>Wow... Just wow... I don't even know what to say anymore. And Ace is right. This is accelerating. And it's accelerating in major mouthpiece arenas that we never would have believed possible just a few years ago.

Everything old is new again. Since we are talking about the golden days of the 70s we should also remember we were just finishing years of much worse, more violent racial and political division.

This generation of tough talking soy boys is a sad joke compared to the real violence of the Black Panthers, Weathermen, SDI, etc.. Bill Ayers wanted to kill at least 25 million Americans to help create his communist paradise.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (ZLI7S)

144 then I guess I'm liberal.

-
You don't say?!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (+y/Ru)

145 I can't remember the cause du jour they shoehorned into the film eithe

Either Apartheid or Krugerrand smuggling but mostly Apartheid.
Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 04:56 PM (PbpT7)



Lethal Weapon 1 is about Vietnam.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (GbPPJ)

146
... and they think we're just going to bargain and compromise with them about how much enforced servitude we're willing to accept.


________



"Wherever would they get that idea?" Cuckservative, Inc. and 50+ years of GOPee betrayal

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (iKTxj)

147 There is a fun story about the filming of Lethal Weapon. That first scene of Mel getting up and going to take a leak in his trailer with the door open... he really was buck naked. And the crowd of women outside hoping to get a glimpse of Mel were so loud and boisterous when he walked by the door it was causing problems with shooting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (KZzsI)

148 Lethal Weapon 1 is about Vietnam.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (GbPPJ)


I thought that it was a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (wCmLp)

149 Coincides with this link at Insty:

"SPLC Demands Big Tech Silence Conservatives in the Name of Fighting White Supremacist Terror"

https://tinyurl.com/v69957b

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (JoUsr)

150 The amount of false equivalency, wild supposition, lame assertions without data ("research suggests", etc.), subjective interpretation and outright madness in this is breathtaking. For example:
/It's reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.

Anti-illegal immigrant - or even anti-immigration *completely* - is not inherently racist. But even that isn't the point. Assume that every single bizarre assertion in this is right. Assume it as gospel that Trump is a racist, that his supporters are racists, that they are motivated entirely by racial animus and hate everyone who doesn't like a clone of the ideal man. Take all of that as truth.

Guess what? It doesn't matter. If the person that the racist supports breaks the law or tries to impose institutional racism, then he will be stopped by Congress and/or the courts. It is legal - perfectly legal, no problem at all - to be a racist. You're not allowed to discriminate, but you're allowed to hate all you want.

Even if all of these wild assertions and crazy conclusions are true, it doesn't change a thing. The candidate stands for election and votes for him count, regardless of motivation.

This will, indeed, not end well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (I2dne)

151 They want the Hillary Archipelago voting block to decide EVERYTHING.

Posted by: Paladin at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (1IDog)

152 >>Lethal Weapon was solid action cheese with some good depth (and Quality nudity).


I'm getting to old for this shit.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (XShdm)

153 you know, years after loving 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, and having watched them each 50 times, I went back and rewatched them, and they were.. meh.

48 Hrs especially declines with age.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (PbpT7)

154 Colorado State University police officer who shot and killed her son in 2017.

-
Those calculus tests are killer!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (+y/Ru)

155 Everything old is new again. Since we are talking about the golden days of the 70s we should also remember we were just finishing years of much worse, more violent racial and political division.

This generation of tough talking soy boys is a sad joke compared to the real violence of the Black Panthers, Weathermen, SDI, etc.. Bill Ayers wanted to kill at least 25 million Americans to help create his communist paradise.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (ZLI7S)

See also the book, Days of Rage.

It was worse before.

But the bomb makers went Establishment and took over one of the two political parties in the country and...here we are.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (l4C/z)

156 >>If it's liberal to hold public officials in our liberal democracy accountable for doing their job, then I guess I'm liberal.

Kristol's desire to hold public officials accountable only means conservative public officials - he gives lefty public officials a pass...

Posted by: Boswell at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (32YRo)

157 Either Apartheid or Krugerrand smuggling but mostly Apartheid.

Well the whole thing was about that, but each film has a throwaway scene with the Murdock family discussing some cause like veganism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (KZzsI)

158 Everybody's getting ready for the Boogaloo:

Casting call for crisis actors ahead of Lobby Day in Richmond

https://tinyurl.com/rbexd58

Posted by: Monty James at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (Zqz9o)

159 >> There is a fun story about the filming of Lethal Weapon. That first scene of Mel getting up and going to take a leak in his trailer with the door open... he really was buck naked. And the crowd of women outside hoping to get a glimpse of Mel were so loud and boisterous when he walked by the door it was causing problems with shooting.


Cuthbert's jeans just got too small.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (XShdm)

160 I know that's gonna be controversial but trust me -- watch 48 Hrs and Lethal Weapon *now*, and tell me they're what you thought you remembered them being.

Danny Glover is just embarrassing. I don't know how he's even a professional actor.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (PbpT7)

161 This is the guy who will decide if you can vote or not:

Noah Berlatsky ... is the author of several books, including most recently "Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948."

Posted by: Mst3k at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (DTxSf)

162 48 Hrs especially declines with age.

Posted by: ace at January



bigly

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (HALdu)

163 I think NBC's just trolling for hate-clicks.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 04:59 PM (oVJmc)


Adolph was just setting the stage for his follow up book - The Bob Ross Method of Post Card Sized Landscapes.

Posted by: Somebody Has To Say It at January 17, 2020 05:02 PM (VggU/)

164 Sounds very Soviet: Find the man and I will find you the crime." Simply by voting for Trump you're a racist and so your vote will be denied."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (WI7YS)

165 48 Hrs especially declines with age.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (PbpT7)

I think it might be one of Eddie Murphy's best performances. He felt like a real person and not a cartoon.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (l4C/z)

166 120 If, in 8-12 years, politically:
...VA will be like NY
...GA will be like MD (as will MS and LA)
...AZ will be like NM
...TX will be like NM or CA
...CO will be like OR
...ID will be like CO

Then what happens?

Because that's what it looks like demographically unless there is a major political realignment.
Posted by: Seldom


The younger voters are, the more liberal they are; they older voters are, the more conservative they are.

In 12 years, someone who is 28 and liberal now will likely be 40 and conservative then.

Chicken Littles have been predicting demographic catastrophe ever since the Baby Boom.

Guess what? Most of those hippies in the '60s, who were "far left" by that era's standards, grew up to be Tea Partiers in the 2010s. The same people - -transitioned en masse from hippiedom to get-pff-my-lawn-dom as they aged.

Life is a conveyor belt inexorably carrying everyone rightward.

The woke SJW snowflakes of today will be grumpy conservatives by their 40s or 50s.

Posted by: zombie at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (fK2gX)

167 In the near future, your general election ballot will mirror the Dem primary.


There's your choice.

Posted by: Progs at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (NSFCQ)

168 Madness

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (3qYFU)

169 48 hrs is not timeless. But it does still have its moments.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (XShdm)

170 >>>Well the whole thing was about that, but each film has a throwaway scene with the Murdock family discussing some cause like veganism.

I think they were also agitating against tuna. That was a pet cause in the 80s, something about not using net fising on tuna

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (PbpT7)

171 The fact that someone as degenerate as Noah Berlatsky is somehow provided a living by the rest of us is testament to the stray voltage in our economy. We are so big and so prosperous that literal idiots earn money, somehow.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 17, 2020 05:03 PM (NVYyb)

172
Unless you plan on constructing hard 1920's style European borders between the new states and restrict immigration, this shit will just repeat.

It is the ideology of the Left and the ideologues that must be defeated. And I mean defeated. Not avoided. Not moved away from. Because they will. Not. Stop.

Evil never stops on its own.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (l4C/z

--------

The proposed 28th amendment addresses these concerns:

https://ejexit.com/amendment/

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (AzW6q)

173 I personally know people who voted for Barry because of his skin color.

In my mind, that seems racist.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (ptqGC)


to them, they were showing off their tolerance creds

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (vEIlU)

174 Smartest smart military bloog.

Did my drone shoot 299 times or 300. Well punk...

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (WmJSv)

175 Social Justice is about power, not justice. Which is why we can predict what they'll do.
...
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (wCmLp)
++++++++++
Not just "Social Justice." Justice is. It requires no modifiers. *Anyone* using *any* modifier for *any* reason is out for justice's antitheses. That person is pursuing *injustice* and the expansion of his own power.

Social Justice
Economic Justice
Historical Justice
Distributive Justice
Economic Justice
Restorative Justice

None of these are justice. They are all its opposite. They are tools of power for those for whom truth is anathema and morality does not exist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (I2dne)

176 Dung eaters will eat dung.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (90cx5)

177 Anyone know where I can buy a de-humidifer big enough to de-humidify all of Houston?

After 5 days of fog, rain, and non-stop ultra-high humidity, I think the entire town is mildewing.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (AMIL/)

178 This generation of tough talking soy boys is a sad joke compared to the real violence of the Black Panthers, Weathermen, SDI, etc.. Bill Ayers wanted to kill at least 25 million Americans to help create his communist paradise.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:00 PM (ZLI7S)

The strangest thing about the repeat is that last time, it was the revolutionaries fighting the Establishment. Today, the Radicals ARE the Establishment, and we're the revolutionaries fighting to take it down. They've got most of the mouthpieces of power, but I think they're getting desperate, which is why they are getting more and more extreme.

They've got no foot soldiers - not really. Come on, Antifa is a sad little group that terrorizes bums in Portland and Seattle, but they're nothing outside of those spots. There's more reporters and editors cheering for antifa today than there are actual Antifa members.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (Kpl3J)

179 I thought that it was a Christmas movie.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (wCmLp)



It is that as well.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (GbPPJ)

180 >>>I think it might be one of Eddie Murphy's best performances. He felt like a real person and not a cartoon.


yeah but everything else... the cops are absurd. 48 Hrs started that Angry Black Sergeant thing and it was ridiculous from the get-go.

I can't remember, but I imagine the villains are still pretty good.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (PbpT7)

181 It's always about power. Social Justice is about power, not justice. Which is why we can predict what they'll do.
Keep pushing, assholes. This is how you end up with more racism and hatred in this country. When you try to bully and shame people by calling them homophobic and racist for holding political opinions contrary to yours, and to cast them out of society, the natural human instinct is to say, "fuck it, then I'm a racist and a bigot."
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2020 04:54 PM (wCmLp)

Yup...I pretty much live by live and let live and I try to not bother anyone in my daily out and abouts in my AO.

But I do hate commies and I will embrace and live up to the stereotype they label me with now.

Might as well enjoy my new found responsibilities.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (Z+IKu)

182 I haven't seen 48 hours, but Beverly Hills Cop still holds up pretty well. Its not as funny but its a decent film upon later viewing. I always forget that his buddy gets shot in that hallway, it was such a shock. It didn't seem like that kind of film.

This guy's appeal to racism reminds me that to the modern young person racism is the worst sin. Its the greatest evil, it explains all wrong and badness. Someone is damned eternally for being racist, its instant grounds for excommunication.

When its actually just a pathetic form of rudeness. You can TAKE it to a worse place by worse acts like murder and brutality, but the base racism is just being mean spirited and ignorant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (KZzsI)

183 @140

They did something more diabolical than repent, they somehow unloaded the entirety of their sins onto the Republican Party.


The Republican Party has literally done nothing to harm blacks and minorities via policy or platform and yet, and yet The GOP is the evil racist party.


Neat trick really.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (keZH+)

184 48 Hrs especially declines with age.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (PbpT7)


Well, Mel was sporting a semi-mullet, so yeah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (ptqGC)

185 My own hot take is that Noah is going to sleep with the fishes if he pulls that shit.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (c+cGk)

186 Never re-watch your favorite movies, it ruins them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (r+sAi)

187 zombie, guess it all depends on context, but no, absolutely no - "racist" means thinking in terms of the (very dubious) concept of "race", harboring bigotry based on that, OR in any way letting it define one's outlook. There's a vicious/nasty version, and a catastrophically dangerous/lazy/pathetic version (e.g. "guilt" and support for gutting the constitution and common sense to assuage it).

When I label these freaks (now to include much of the populace and almost all the "elites" of the "left"/"liberals" et al) racist-authoritarians, it is very precise and fully accurate. They're losing all serious arguments, but of course they would, because their "positions" are idiotic or vile - but that's entirely separate from being racists.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (El6T/)

188 67 The only reason they have not already taken away our votes and our children is the second amendment.

Which is why they are trying to take away the second amendment. It isn't about guns.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (YslsA)

***************

I'm not really needed here as a poster because the few salient points I ever want to make are usually made by the time I think of them. This being a prime example.

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (Q/6aX)

189 That was a pet cause in the 80s, something about not using net fising on tuna
---
Yeah, it was because the tuna nets caught turtles accidentally. I think they changed the nets to somehow allow turtles to escape.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (sWM8x)

190 I think they were also agitating against tuna. That was a pet cause in the 80s, something about not using net fising on tuna.

Because the nets snared dolphins.

Posted by: no good deed at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (MmFTx)

191 LOL! Antifa group to march "in support of " and alongside pro-2A conservatives in Virginia!

https://bit.ly/38feJi6





Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (CQ3Qb)

192 >>48 Hrs started that Angry Black Sergeant thing and it was ridiculous from the get-go.


Are you kidding? That's the best gag in all of the Cop movies!

I think it's in Mitchell, too.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (XShdm)

193 173 I personally know people who voted for Barry because of his skin color.

In my mind, that seems racist.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

to them, they were showing off their tolerance creds
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:04 PM (vEIlU)

I always figured everyone who voted for Barry was voting for him because of his skin color. It sure wasn't because of his experience.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)

194 Movies are the same as everything else, you can't go home again.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (HALdu)

195 I haven't seen 48 hours,

... lately. I haven't seen it since the theater when it came out.

And yeah, it was canned tuna in LW 2. What a stupid cause.

48 Hrs started that Angry Black Sergeant thing and it was ridiculous from the get-go.

I loved that actor's version of it in Last Action Hero, which I still think is one of the most underrated Arnie films.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (KZzsI)

196 Suicide Epidemic Rocks Hollywood

https://tinyurl.com/rlgty3d

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (vEIlU)

197 Danny Glover can perform when he tries. But he's mostly shit. He's especially shit when he's a main character.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (l4C/z)

198 Also, Bill Kristol can eat a bag of dicks. His vice signals mean nothing to anyone. The Left views him as a useful idiot and the Right holds him contempt.

I hope he enjoys a very long post-public life, so he can reflect on his wasted opportunity and profound, undoing arrogance. He and the entire Coup Cuck Clan.

Piss up a rope and fuck off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (I2dne)

199 What the fuck are they even talking about? Lies, racism? where? In their hot fevered insane imaginations?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (nRWPy)

200 Ignore the Berlatsky types at your peril.

The French and Russian Revolutions were filled with people who had no function in society--hack actors, Grub Street writers, penny-ante lawyers--drifted into radicalism to justify their resentment, and wound up with the power of life and death over the "reactionaries."

Tell me the difference between this guy and Robespierre.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (2PXwn)

201 Letting the First Amendment apply to Andy Lack was a huge mistake, guy.

Posted by: trev006 at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (+9YYq)

202 Never re-watch your favorite movies, it ruins them.

--

Urban Cowboy, about 100 viewings later? Still laugh, still love it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 17, 2020 05:06 PM (JoUsr)

203 Mel Gibson was good in "Tim," but his entire career has been downhill since then.

Posted by: zombie at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (fK2gX)

204 153 you know, years after loving 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, and having watched them each 50 times, I went back and rewatched them, and they were.. meh.

48 Hrs especially declines with age.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:01 PM (PbpT7)


That's as maybe, but the original Robocop remains awesome. Fight me!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (DTX3h)

205 >> Danny Glover can perform when he tries


I find his upper lip distracting. There's just too much real estate up there.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (XShdm)

206 They did something more diabolical than repent, they somehow unloaded the entirety of their sins onto the Republican Party.


The Republican Party has literally done nothing to harm blacks and minorities via policy or platform and yet, and yet The GOP is the evil racist party.


Neat trick really.
Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (keZH+)
++++++++++
Absolute, iron-fisted control of the culture and academia makes many lies possible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (I2dne)

207 Never re-watch your favorite movies, it ruins them.




Yes

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (HALdu)

208 "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or
of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this
country."


People like Bernie (who said the above) and Berlatsky somehow live prosperously when they believe the sort of insanity they spout is a testament to all the rest of us, who work hard and produce an economy shitstains like these benefit from living in.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 17, 2020 05:07 PM (NVYyb)

209 >>Danny Glover can perform when he tries. But he's mostly shit. He's especially shit when he's a main character.


He was great in Pulp Fiction

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (XShdm)

210 >>>Its not as funny but its a decent film upon later viewing. I always forget that his buddy gets shot in that hallway, it was such a shock. It didn't seem like that kind of film.

one of my favorite bits in that movie -- which is what I want in every movie -- is the revelation of obscure information that only an insider in this world would know.

I didn't know what a Bonded Wearhouse was before Beverly Hills Cop. I didn't know there was such a thing. I didn't know coffee grinds could throw off the dogs.

That last bit might not even be true but it SOUNDS true.

In Die Hard, I liked learning about bearer bonds.

(I guess I"m all about things which are bonded.)

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

211 Trump is so racist and his supporters such bigots that they cheer his highest employment rate of all time for blacks and mexicans. Its like how he shows what an anti-Semite he is by his continual support and good will toward Israel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (KZzsI)

212 "Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus."

5 out of 4 dentists agree.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (COzlW)

213 The part that would be comical if it wasn't so sad, is that all of these reporters and Antifa radicals (BIRM) will be up against the walls they shoot us in front of before our bodies stop twitching. Stupid idiots don't realize their deaths come immediately after ours. And, oh yes, that includes the trannies and the gays and the minorities. Especially them. For example: every major revolution since 1789.

Posted by: Everywhere else at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (lXZ2r)

214 Noah Berlatsky?

Shit, seriously?

Last time I saw this guy's name anywhere was on a list of people Smirky The Racist MAGA Hat Kid was threatening to sue (which I assume Berlatsky got out of because he has no money and is supported by his wife).

The first time I read this guy's opinions on anything was on Comixology when it was a social cataloging site before Amazon bought it.

And his opinion on that subject was amazingly thin, superficial and ill informed.

As for this "opinion" it can be readily summarized as, "Look u guys, I read a book!"

Good for you, Noah, now get down on your knees and blow me.

Posted by: Robert at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (1Yy3c)

215 I'm genuinely shocked by that article. The fact that it's in a main stream publication.

Posted by: Max Power at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (q177U)

216
That's as maybe, but the original Robocop remains awesome. Fight me!
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January



Just no dude. Just no.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (HALdu)

217 This guy a jailhouse legal genius?

Posted by: Jean at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (B7KlG)

218 Previews of coming attractions. If they ever get power again, we will be outlawed.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (H8QX8)

219 Scratches Houston off places to move to.

Posted by: Wut at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (NSFCQ)

220 this is admittedly a nit to pick in that article, but interesting that the author claims the 1970 racist apartment fines were Trump's. Weren't they his father's?

Not that anyone this is appealing to will care, but caught my eye that he had to tie that directly (and falsely)

Posted by: barbarausa at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (W7IZQ)

221 off, stupid sock

Posted by: The Atom Bomb of Loving Kindness at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (lXZ2r)

222 This Noah guy probably enjoys cocktails with Joe and Mika, where they discuss all of our offspring dying horribly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (ptqGC)

223 I'm not really needed here as a poster because...
You can talk about bewbs. We never tire of that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (r+sAi)

224 Even Starsky and Hutch the old tv show had the angry black lieutenant iirc

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (KNsKs)

225 I think they changed the nets to somehow allow turtles to escape.


Oh yes, all through the early '90s, the talk in the shrimping industry where I am from was about the Turtle Excluder Device.

Posted by: no good deed at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (MmFTx)

226 Noah Berlatsky, one of these schumers with schiff for brains that's sock it to us in the nadler soros style....

Nothing learned by that malodorous bunch.
It won't end well, never has all through recorded history.

Round them up, move them out.

Posted by: Wontsubmit at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (122Gu)

227 Leftards dont want deplorables with guns because guns provide a means to kill instantly. That is power. Especially against the Godless who have no prospect of afterlife.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (90cx5)

228 one of my favorite bits in that movie -- which is what I want in every movie -- is the revelation of obscure information that only an insider in this world would know.

Me too. I love it when it comes up in books and films, I try to slip that kind of thing into stories.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (KZzsI)

229 They continue becoming more lunatic, more radical, and more extreme about imposing a New Jim Crow aimed at creating an exciting new Officially Disfavored Race, and they think we're just going to bargain and compromise with them about how much enforced servitude we're willing to accept.

It's Already Too Late
~ Gord Sinclair
https://tinyurl.com/rlgty3d

rock on

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (vEIlU)

230 Noah Berlatsky, one of these schumers with schiff for brains that'd sock it to us in the nadler soros style....

Nothing learned by that malodorous bunch.
It won't end well, never has all through recorded history.

Round them up, move them out.

Posted by: Wontsubmit at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (122Gu)

231
Beverly Hills Cop also had what just about every movie should have: characters who are opponents of the hero, but not villains.

Meaning: the beverly hills cops themselves. They weren't corrupt. They weren't on the bad guy's payroll. They were just dealing with an out-of-jurisdiction vigilante.

Movies with those sorts of wildcard characters are always more interesting.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (PbpT7)

232 You can talk about bewbs. We never tire of that.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (r+sAi)
++++++++++++
Here's a conversation starter:
https://tinyurl.com/3z4xumg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (I2dne)

233 Its not as funny but its a decent film upon later viewing. I always forget that his buddy gets shot in that hallway, it was such a shock. It didn't seem like that kind of film.

one of my favorite bits in that movie -- which is what I want in every movie -- is the revelation of obscure information that only an insider in this world would know.

I didn't know what a Bonded Wearhouse was before Beverly Hills Cop. I didn't know there was such a thing. I didn't know coffee grinds could throw off the dogs.

That last bit might not even be true but it SOUNDS true.

In Die Hard, I liked learning about bearer bonds.

(I guess I"m all about things which are bonded.)
Posted by: ace at January




Was nice they way they did the slug coming out of his friends face.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (HALdu)

234 Caddy Shack and Animal House hold up very well.

Best buddy cop movie that holds up today is Running Scared.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (qcIWB)

235 It sounds crazy, but this is where the logic of the left eventually leads. Exactly the same logic undergirds "disparate impact" rulings.

If you begin with the idea that certain outcomes are unacceptable under any circumstances, no matter how rigorously rules and processes are followed -- well, everything else flows from there.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (R1mDg)

236 Everything old is new again. And that is getting old.

Posted by: klaftern at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (RuIsu)

237 The eighties were when we thought that the Japanese were going to take over the entire world with their Nakatomi-style genius and that we better all learn Japanese or die.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (c+cGk)

238 Nope ace it won't end, and "national divorce" etc are non-starters other than to the extent they're already happening (people changing states, friends and families being divided). And "civil war" remains a particularly silly idea.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (El6T/)

239 Beverly Hills Cop had Judge Nelson.

Enough said, right there.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (XShdm)

240 I see this as a promising development.

Seriously!

The left is so far gone it is now in the delusional "and we'll all sprout wings" phase of insanity.

They are reaching the last ditch, but they don't know it.

On the downside, things may get sporty.

But I keep coming back to the fact that NONE of these people have an ounce of courage. Unlike previous Bolsheviks, all their grand oppressive schemes rely on *someone else* to enforce it.

They're literally at the "We'll pass a law and everyone will just obey it!" stage of stupidity.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (cfSRQ)

241 223 I'm not really needed here as a poster because...
You can talk about bewbs. We never tire of that.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (r+sAi)
----
Somebody say bewbs?

Posted by: Weasel at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (MVjcR)

242 Whenever I see a black person that is a conservative I get a warm feeling. It's like *welcome home brother*. I know that they have to overcome a lot to be a conservative. This racist shit (that became much worse under JEF) has got to stop.

Posted by: DooDad at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (tIbQb)

243 186 Never re-watch your favorite movies, it ruins them.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (r+sAi)

That's really only true for "action movies", because the sad fact is that once you know what's coming, they're all pretty banal and boring. There's no "there" there.

Now good comedies, movies with delightfully written scripts, and yes, good musicals just get better and better with time. My favorite movies, like Holy Grail (just one example) are ones I've probably watched at least 20 or more times, and I love it each time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (Kpl3J)

244 One of the things that makes a movie my 'favorite' is that I can re-watch it over and over and it still invokes the same feelings each time.

Unforgiven
Airplane
Clue
Tall in the Saddle
Guardians of the Galaxy 1
Rocky
.........they stand the test of rewatch.

Sure, a lot of movies are fun at the time (Terminator 2) but I don't like them later or when I think about them. Most of the Marvel movies fit in there. Disposable entertainment.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (l4C/z)

245 Wow.

*types* *deletes*

SO MUCH typing and deleting!

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (xptlg)

246 Voting for Trump Is Illegal, and the Government Should Act to Forbid It
=====

What makes them think we would let them do that?

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 17, 2020 05:12 PM (JcXHH)

247
Beverly Hills Cop had Judge Nelson.


Posted by: garrett



You're thinking of the Breakfast Club.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 17, 2020 05:12 PM (ftDSY)

248 Buy Ammo.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Tt761)

249 The primary thing separating true revolutionaries from squealing little livestock like this Berliatsky creep is desperation.

Nobody with a full belly starts a revolution.

It's that simple.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Ct55T)

250 And "civil war" remains a particularly silly idea. 

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (El6T/)

A corporal taking over a country sounds stupid. Until one of those countries is yours.

Posted by: trev006 at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (+9YYq)

251 BTW, the commies have been pushing this EXACT THING since the 30s. Obama's favorite book Native Son by communist Richard Wright, another Chicagoian who Obama said inspired him saw a race war as a way to forward the cause of communism. He published it in the 40s and eventually fell out of the love with the communists.
However, trying to foment racial unrest is THE communist plan in the U.S. It's absolutely no different than Hitler's but in reverse color like the black/white white/black guys from the original Star Trek.
It's hatred for western civilization and the sources of it. They have to overthrow western civ, make it seem evil to get what they want.


Posted by: dagny, first of her name at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (nRWPy)

252 Beverly Hills Cop had Judge Nelson.


Posted by: garrett

Who was he masturbating to in that movie?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (qcIWB)

253
I don't think discussing possibility of civil war/revolution is silly, at all.

That is one possible outcome of our situation. The other is a Left-wing authoritarian prison-state. There are no others. This is irretrievably broken, and one of those two things WILL come to pass. Not possibly, not probably. Definitely.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (AzW6q)

254

I cannot predict the future, but Trump has made a huge dent with the judge placements. It is making a difference every day.

We knew this was going to be hard. Very hard. To turn around or slow down at the very least.

I'm curious though.
Head towards:
1- civil war
or
2 - separation of states (really, just split California and dump NY)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (vEIlU)

255 They continue becoming more lunatic, more radical, and more extreme

Yeah its almost like watching a nervous breakdown. The more they lose the more lunatic they become. And the more lunatic they become, the more voters back away from them, vowing to never support that again.

They really thought that men in girl's changing rooms was a winner.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (KZzsI)

256 Dunno, ace, Lawrence of Arabia, Breaker Morant, even Band of Brothers hold up very well. Casablanca ditto.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (El6T/)

257 >>>Best buddy cop movie that holds up today is Running Scared.


This. Great underrated film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (AFSld)

258 Here's a conversation starter:
https://tinyurl.com/3z4xumg
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:10 PM (I2dne)

Blue nipples would certainly cause at least a moment's pause.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (ayFCE)

259 Judge Reinehold.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (XShdm)

260 >>Who was he masturbating to in that movie?


Balki

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (XShdm)

261 Anyone know where I can buy a de-humidifer big enough to de-humidify all of Houston? After 5 days of fog, rain, and non-stop ultra-high humidity, I think the entire town is mildewing.

I blame the Astros; flop sweat is contagious.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (pPNCa)

262 Trading Places is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (4e+hS)

263 >>They've long hated blue-collar and lower-class whites, who made up the
rank-and-file of the Dem party. When Obama was elected the progressives
thought that they'd finally figured out how to win without those people,
so they no longer need to play nice. Now their egos won't allow them to
admit that they were wrong and try to win back the voters they need.



Yeah. In 2016, Hillary made the decision to discard white men; she didn't need them. Her plan was to win by wooing women and non-whites. And then Trump got more white women votes than her and all the Intersectional activists got really pissed - how dare these white women not vote as 'allies' of their non-white sisters!


That's why the Women's March quickly went from a white woman starting it to the #BLM/CAIR sh#tshow - they kicked her out and it became all about non-white women's goals. Another group, She The People, was created after the 2016 election; it is specicifically a non-white women's organization, and includes women such as Sarsour, AOC, Tlaib, saying "if you want to prove you're not racist then vote for us" (and our Commie policies).


I *think* white Lefty women are finally noticing they are hated now, too? Regardless of their politics they are now perceived as part of the problem, just as bad as white cis men.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (bDqIh)

264 249
So the American Revolution was triggered by starvation.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (90cx5)

265 Unless you plan on constructing hard 1920's style European borders
between the new states and restrict immigration, this shit will just
repeat.


Can't really have a damn good football game until everybody picks a team.

National Divorce is all about picking teams. No - it will in no way prevent the fight. But it'll make the fight much more understandable.

Think of it as that first part, right before the War of the Roses got going, where everybody picked a white or a red. Except this time, we're gonna' have a red, a blue, a purple, whatever fucking shade of yellow suits those from the NE who want to join Canada because Europe is simply too far away, and maybe a nice green for the SW La Raza peeps. Oh - and a redder red for the corporate farmers from the midwest who somehow envision a agrarian communism where they still drag in pretty good profits.

Still beats this shit, where we pretend we're all just in this together. We ain't.

Posted by: Somebody Has To Say It at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (VggU/)

266 Oh yes, all through the early '90s, the talk in the shrimping industry where I am from was about the Turtle Excluder Device.
Posted by: no good deed at January 17, 2020 05:09 PM (MmFTx)

You would think they'd have quit talking about them by now, but I still see people going on about TED Talks all the time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Kpl3J)

267 I clicked through some links to find their "proof" of Trump voters being motivated by racism.

Here is their study: https://preview.tinyurl.com/vudcfy8

Here are the relevant questions to gauge the respondent's levels of "racism denial":

1.White people in the U.S. have certain advantages because of the color of their skin.
2.Racial problems in the U.S. are rare, isolated situations.
3.I am angry that racism exists.

They had respondents answer on a six point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. If you answered anything other than strongly agree, you are in denial about racism in the US, and are therefore racist.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (9t0Zz)

268 This is an extension of the gay rights "argument" that it is criminal to disagree. I suppose they would burn all the copies of Scalia's Obergefell dissent if they could. It is a crime in and of itself by that insane standard.

Q: Can Native-Americans vote based on anti-immigrant bias? If not, why not? Show your work.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Ndje9)

269 Trump is so racist and his supporters such bigots that they cheer his highest employment rate of all time for blacks and mexicans. Its like how he shows what an anti-Semite he is by his continual support and good will toward Israel.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (KZzsI)

Well, sure he wants blacks and Mexicans to work themselves to death and Jews to all go to Israel!!

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (CqE5x)

270 I'm curious though.
Head towards:
1- civil war
or
2 - separation of states (really, just split California and dump NY)
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January




3.

relax, everything is going to be fine

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (HALdu)

271 This is perhaps the same goal of illegal migration, though through difference means.

Don't like the voters? Bring in new voters?
It isn't really too far from "Don't like the voters? Invalidate their votes."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (I2dne)

272 >>>257 >>>Best buddy cop movie that holds up today is Running Scared.


This. Great underrated film.

...

I guess I'll just take your word for it. I remember being very disappointed by that movie.

Wasn't Baryshnikov in that? Or was that White Nights or something?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)

273 Beverly Hills Cop also had an unusual twist in that the girl wasn't the love interest. I mean she probably was in the original script before they signed on Eddie Murphy but even back then a black guy with a white girl was considered too controversial, unless that was the point of the film (Mandingo).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (KZzsI)

274 Let me take a wild guess: Mr. Berlatsky supports Bernie Sanders for President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (WI7YS)

275 253
I don't think discussing possibility of civil war/revolution is silly, at all.

That is one possible outcome of our situation. The other is a Left-wing authoritarian prison-state. There are no others. This is irretrievably broken, and one of those two things WILL come to pass. Not possibly, not probably. Definitely.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM (AzW6q)

Yep, one or the other. Though civil war comes in many flavors, like ice cream.

Posted by: Someguy at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (9PapW)

276 They did something more diabolical than repent, they somehow unloaded the entirety of their sins onto the Republican Party.


The Republican Party has literally done nothing to harm blacks and minorities via policy or platform and yet, and yet The GOP is the evil racist party.


Neat trick really.
Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (keZH+)



I was listening to an interview with someone who has changed from a liberal to a conservative activist and, while it was interesting, what struck me is that the key to the guy changing his views was that he was willing to consider that what he thought was wrong.

That is the problem. Most people, and I include me in this, are not willing to step back and admit that fundamental core beliefs they hold are wrong. It's why the NeverTrump brigade is so nasty and shrill. Their perfect little theories of how the world should be have been proven wrong and they cannot accept that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (GbPPJ)

277 A lot of the 80's end credits are alike -> To Live and Die in LA has the exact same feel to it.

Posted by: 13times at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (K3B2k)

278 Running Scared and Midnight Run are movies you can watch again.


As is The Three Amigos.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (XShdm)

279 222 This Noah guy probably enjoys cocktails with Joe and Mika, where they discuss all of our offspring dying horribly.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 05:08 PM (ptqGC)

============

Watching the Scarborough tape I was reminded Joe voted to impeach Democrat Bill Clinton. Back when he was a Republican. Now, in Joe's world, anyone who supports a Republican should expect to be treated like Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (NVYyb)

280 I frankly don't believe this but, about a WaPo poll:

Black Americans deeply pessimistic about country under president who more than 8 in 10 describe as 'a racist,' Post-Ipsos poll finds

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (+y/Ru)

281 So I wake up sleep drunk to NBC calling for The American Bolshevik Revolution Race War? Marxists gone hot.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (GFU7G)

282 This. Great underrated film.

...

I guess I'll just take your word for it. I remember being very disappointed by that movie.

Wasn't Baryshnikov in that? Or was that White Nights or something?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)

Gregory Hines is in Running Scared.

Baryshnikove was indeed in White Nights....with Gregory Hines.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (l4C/z)

283 -
--
Beverly Hills Cop had Judge Nelson.





Posted by: garrett



Who was he masturbating to in that movie?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:13 PM

-------------------

That Phoebe gal from Friends.

Posted by: irright at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (pMGkg)

284 ut I keep coming back to the fact that NONE of these people have an ounce of courage. Unlike previous Bolsheviks, all their grand oppressive schemes rely on *someone else* to enforce it.

They're literally at the "We'll pass a law and everyone will just obey it!" stage of stupidity.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:11 PM (cfSRQ)


the threat is always moving to Canada
p*ssies, they can't even do that

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (vEIlU)

285 254, For those that might want a preview of potential coming attractions, one could do worse than reading the initial Federalist papers where they describe the problem of governing a large country. Federalist 10 is where Madison makes the claim that a large compound republic is better than 13 smaller ones contrary to past political thought.

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (EUDB2)

286 Well..some are so impressed with facade and actors pretending to be journalists .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (WmJSv)

287 Civil war = silly.

45ACP vs 9mikemike

Unresolvable, uninteresting argument.

The "war" is already on, has been for a while, isn't in kinetic form. So there's always the endless boring definitional rabbit hole down which to plunge, also.

Meh.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (El6T/)

288 Favorite buddy cop movie?

LA Confidential.

And yes, still holds up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (l4C/z)

289 This is an extension of the gay rights "argument" that it is criminal to disagree.

Sure, that's the core of their impeachment of Trump: he disagreed with us. The left longs to have the power to crush, imprison, or kill those who will not toe the line. Every moment they fail to take power, they lust for it ever stronger.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (KZzsI)

290 Never re-watch your favorite movies, it ruins them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:05 PM (r+sAi)

---
Not true. I think you can watch them too much, but great films age very well.

Last of the Mohicans, for example, is still outstanding. In fact, it looks even better in light of all the p.c. bullshit that came after.

I save Casablana for very special occasions, limiting my exposure lest it become dull. I always love it, though.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (cfSRQ)

291 So the American Revolution was triggered by starvation.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (90cx5)

Well, fair point.

I originally was thinking in terms of desperation, and that lazily mutated into material privation.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (Ct55T)

292 >>>262 Trading Places is a Christmas movie.


That was orginally supposed to be Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, but Pryor dropped out (I think maybe because of his immolation?) and they contacted Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy said *maybe,* but not with Gene Wilder, because I don't want to be seen as The Other Black Guy Who Comes In to Replace Richard Pryor. So they got Dan Aykroyd, who wasn't a big draw, but for some reason it got the green light.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (PbpT7)

293 Black Americans deeply pessimistic about country under president who more than 8 in 10 describe as 'a racist,' Post-Ipsos poll finds
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (+y/Ru)

Let's see.....8 out of 10 is 80%

That leaves Trump with 20% support among Blacks

He'll win in a landslide.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (CqE5x)

294 Whatever comes, I am sure I won't " go quietly". That is just not in me. Oh well.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (qhmX5)

295 I think a Gene Wilder/Eddie Murphy movie would have been good.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (PbpT7)

296 3.

relax, everything is going to be fine
Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (HALdu)


I'm in that camp for now. But the future is unpredictable.

I think a separation is the best option tbh. Too much feces in California. NY is all crime all of the time now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (vEIlU)

297 To Live and Die in LA has the exact same feel to it.

But that one is a crime masterpiece up there with French Connection.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:17 PM (KZzsI)

298 They had respondents answer on a six point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. If you answered anything other than strongly agree, you are in denial about racism in the US, and are therefore racist.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (9t0Zz)
+++++++++++
Thanks for doing the legwork I couldn't be bothered to do. I will say only that I am just *shocked* that the "research survey" was like that. I fully expected it to be completely honest and thoughtfully conceived, constructed, executed and interpreted. I just can't believe it could be otherwise. My entire world is shaken up by it.

/sarc, just in case.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (I2dne)

299 So racism makes a vote illegal?

...But it's still OK to casually remark "We need a woman president"?

Just checking. Tryin' to keep all this shit straight.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (NKLzy)

300 I guess I'll just take your word for it. I remember being very disappointed by that movie.

Wasn't Baryshnikov in that? Or was that White Nights or something?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)



Running Scared is Gregory Hines and Bill Crystal.

White Nights is Gregory Hines and Baryshnikov.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (GbPPJ)

301 >>I don't think discussing possibility of civil war/revolution is silly, at all.

>>That is one possible outcome of our situation. The other is a Left-wing authoritarian prison-state. There are no others. This is irretrievably broken, and one of those two things WILL come to pass. Not possibly, not probably. Definitely.

I don't agree. Shit, we survived and actual civil war and times of much greater division.

The 60s radicals have come of age and infested the Democrat Party and a lot of our society but they aren't supermen, most are in fact real life morons, and their policies are insane. I think there is a better than even chance Obama was their high watermark and the tide will continue to recede.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

302 >>>288 Favorite buddy cop movie?

LA Confidential.

...

i remember that being good on repeat viewings, tho I haven't seen it in years. It felt real, which is quite a trick, because the plot is gonzo-goofy.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (PbpT7)

303 284, Does not take a whole lot--Hodgkins, the guy that tried to shoot up the ICE facility, and so on. One of the things swept under the rug was just how much political violence was committed by the left in the 1960's up to the 1980's. Population is doubled now and how to do bad things is widely available on the internet.

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (EUDB2)

304 Last of the Mohicans, for example, is still outstanding. In fact, it looks even better in light of all the p.c. bullshit that came after.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January



awful movie

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (HALdu)

305 And the movie Running Scared with Paul Walker is also a very underrated action movie. Very very underrated. One scene is creepy but yet so satisfying.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (qcIWB)

306 So they got Dan Aykroyd, who wasn't a big draw, but for some reason it got the green light.

I think Akroyd was better for that role than Wilder. I could not buy him as a blue blood aristocrat, but Akroyd played the role very well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (KZzsI)

307 Scratch a Leftist and you'll find a Dr.Zaius underneath.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (BRpqW)

308 Beverly Hills Cop had Judge Nelson.





Posted by: garrett

Judge Reinhardt

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (CqE5x)

309 Keep forgetting Midnight Run. I despise DeNiro, but I never laughed harder during a film.

Plus, Dennis Farina.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (AFSld)

310 midnight express is timeless

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (HALdu)

311 The "war" is already on, has been for a while, isn't
in kinetic form. So there's always the endless boring definitional
rabbit hole down which to plunge, also.



Meh.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:16 PM (El6T/)

---
The funny thing is that until now, the right hasn't really fought back since Reagan.

He was the last GOP leader who actually wanted to beat the left. Every other Republican wanted to be accepted by them.

It was weird watching National Review go from wanting a national marriage amendment to "Gay marriage is now settled law" in a matter of months.

Trump fights. The left doesn't know how to respond. They're flailing around because they have no idea how to deal with it.

I find this encouraging.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:19 PM (cfSRQ)

312 The 60s radicals have come of age and infested the Democrat Party and a lot of our society but they aren't supermen, most are in fact real life morons, and their policies are insane. I think there is a better than even chance Obama was their high watermark and the tide will continue to recede.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)


Climate denier!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (vEIlU)

313 Q: If you vote for some Democrats, some Republicans and some independents, would Democrats classify you as a mulatto, quadroon or octoroon -voter again?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (Ndje9)

314 90% of interracial violent crimes are black on white (2018?) date. 500k out of 550ishk. Please lecture me more on who are the real racists that take action. I guarantee you there wasn't 500k total violent crimes by the fucking KKK their entire existence.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (GFU7G)

315 Movies with eerie vibes. The old " Manhunter" movie. Very eerie.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (qhmX5)

316 183 @140

They did something more diabolical than repent, they somehow unloaded the entirety of their sins onto the Republican Party.


The Republican Party has literally done nothing to harm blacks and minorities via policy or platform and yet, and yet The GOP is the evil racist party.


Neat trick really.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff


It is the first of the Big Democrat Lies that allowed that offloading onto us.

The Second Big Democrat Lie is happening now, with the Donks offloading their 80 yeaes of collusion with communism with their non-stop Russia Russia Russia bullshit.

Same playbook.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (Ogiun)

317 >>>309 Keep forgetting Midnight Run. I despise DeNiro, but I never laughed harder during a film.


I think that might be the movie that is the most endlessly rewatchable, for me.

I don't even mind DeNiro in it. I just see him as Jack Walsh, I mean, John Wesley Walsh.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (PbpT7)

318 262 Trading Places is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:14 PM (4e+hS)


As is Brazil.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (DTX3h)

319 ""Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I'm all in favor of it. But your behavior studies are another matter. To suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Why, man is a nuisance. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green veldts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival."

-Dr.Zaius, Democrat Defender of the Faith

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (BRpqW)

320 Who needs a buddy cop movie when there are several seasons of "Adam-12"?

Can't beat that show. Those were men.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (NKLzy)

321 >>This Noah guy probably enjoys cocktails with Joe and Mika, where they discuss all of our offspring dying horribly.


Looks like he's a Chicago radical, the kind Bill Ayers or father Pfleger would have mentored in community organizing.
https://twitter.com/nberlat ..
https://www.amazon.com/Noah-Berlatsky/e/B00JR8L2C6

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (bDqIh)

322 Berlatsky? Find another way to atone for your white privilege guilt Noah, you stupid cuck.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (eASYU)

323 Never saw Running Scared, but White Knights sucked.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (KZzsI)

324 I love LA Confidential. It's got everything a film needs to be great.

Posted by: 13times at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (K3B2k)

325 Did they stop putting fluoride in the water and replace it with crack cocaine?

Posted by: Fritz at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (ATCV4)

326 Bring it asswipes. I'm old maybe I can take two or three with me when I go. I've lived my life.


Bring IT!


Fuckwads.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (0OmEj)

327 That is the problem. Most people, and I include me in this, are not willing to step back and admit that fundamental core beliefs they hold are wrong. It's why the NeverTrump brigade is so nasty and shrill. Their perfect little theories of how the world should be have been proven wrong and they cannot accept that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (GbPPJ)
+++++++++++
it is a very hard thing to do, and often requires a major push or something going seriously wrong to force that introspection. I went through this on economic matters - from free-trade absolutist neocon type (a lot like the NeverTrump corporatists still are) to whatever the hell I am today - and it was *hard.* It took 2008 - when everything that should not have gone wrong did. It forced to reassess my assumptions and it was awfully hard to come to terms with the fact that I was wrong and that the wrongness stemmed from the assumptions I made (and was taught to make).

It took years.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (I2dne)

328 I clicked the link. In the middle of the story

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Nah, I'm good.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (VYwSh)

329 >>>315 Movies with eerie vibes. The old " Manhunter" movie. Very eerie.

yes.

I always want to point out: The 1974 Murder on the Orient Express has a very eerie opening, and then the staging of the murder towards the end is almost as eerie.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (PbpT7)

330 I think a Gene Wilder/Eddie Murphy movie would have been good.





Posted by: ace
I see Murphy's point though.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (4e+hS)

331 >>>
I don't even mind DeNiro in it. I just see him as Jack Walsh, I mean, John Wesley Walsh.


His real name is Mosley...

I'M MOSELY!!!!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (AFSld)

332

well

Bad Boys For Life opens this weekend

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (vEIlU)

333 Let me take a wild guess: Mr. Berlatsky supports Bernie Sanders for President.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (WI7YS)

He's a feminist.

So he supports Warren and the guy fucking his wife.

Posted by: Robert at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (1Yy3c)

334 I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.


She was the ONLY choice!

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (u5LFV)

335
awful movie

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (HALdu)

---
Good day to you, sir!

I say, Good Day!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (cfSRQ)

336 Dear Editors,

I just found out that my neighbor's grandmother voted Republican once... Should I notify the authorities?

Thanks,

A. Reader.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (Ct55T)

337 I am a lot less worried about a shooting civil war than the technology to un-person you. We saw it with obama having financial institutions eject firearms makers accounts, and now big tech pretty much erasing any conservative thought whatsoever. Its gonna get tricky trying to live in a digital money world when you are denied access.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (r+sAi)

338 The 60s radicals have come of age and infested the Democrat Party and a lot of our society but they aren't supermen, most are in fact real life morons, and their policies are insane. I think there is a better than even chance Obama was their high watermark and the tide will continue to recede.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

---------

During the midcentury unrest, Leftist radicals did not maintain ironfisted control of every important institution in society, as is the case now.

They are not supermen. They are morons. But they can not be rolled back through peaceful, civilized debate like you have in a functioning Republic.

It's gonna have to be the other thing, or acquiescence.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (AzW6q)

339 Last of the Mohicans, for example, is still outstanding. In fact, it looks even better in light of all the p.c. bullshit that came after.

Love the soundtrack.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (9t0Zz)

340 Having trouble forgiving DeNiro for his assholery right now.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (qhmX5)

341 Midnight Run was really surprising. I cannot stand Charles Grodin in literally ANYTHING else he ever did, but he was great in that. And it was so solid and funny, it just worked so well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (KZzsI)

342 The less racism there is, the more racism the left finds

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (vPKfA)

343 309 Keep forgetting Midnight Run. I despise DeNiro, but I never laughed harder during a film.


I think that might be the movie that is the most endlessly rewatchable, for me.

I don't even mind DeNiro in it. I just see him as Jack Walsh, I mean, John Wesley Walsh.

Posted by: ace at January




When I was in undergrad the school's service fraternity ran midnight express over the weekend. Everyone, including me, went thinking it was going to be midnight run.

very different movies. not much humor.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (HALdu)

344 White Nights is Gregory Hines and Baryshnikov.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM


Come see our new movie, White Knights.

Posted by: Wm. Kristol & D. French at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (vk+y5)

345 45ACP vs 9mikemike

.40 uber alles.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (9t0Zz)

346 Everything in LA Confidential, every plot point and every character, is based on real events and real folks.

If you know your LA history, it's a game of 'spot the real life scandal'. Really great work and good performances.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:23 PM (l4C/z)

347 Thanks for doing the legwork I couldn't be bothered to do.

No problem!

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:23 PM (9t0Zz)

348 >>Keep forgetting Midnight Run. I despise DeNiro, but I never laughed harder during a film.




That was the first movie I saw with DeNiro where I thought, "Oh, he can act." You can practically smell the stale cigarette smell coming off him.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:23 PM (bDqIh)

349 >>>When I was in undergrad the school's service fraternity ran midnight express over the weekend.

ahem.

Were they... trying to get you in the mood?

I've never seen Midnight Express but am I right that it includes a prison, um, forcible romantic encounter?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:23 PM (PbpT7)

350 "White Nights" may have sucked as a movie (as does anything directed by Taylor HACKford), but it does have...

1.) That UNBELIEVABLE dance sequence that Mikhail does alone on the stage in the empty theater!

2.) It's a bash on the Soviet Union. Weird for Hollywood.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:23 PM (NKLzy)

351 Manhunter was a great film as well yeah. And it is unnerving, I don't know exactly why. Michael Mann can really make great stuff. And then, he makes the Miami Vice movie proving he can make real crap, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (KZzsI)

352 Trump rolls back Michelle Obama lunch program on her birthday...

-
Rolls back?! Good Lord! They got only a leaf of lettuce and parsley garnish to begin with!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (+y/Ru)

353 Good day to you, sir!

I say, Good Day!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January







It seemed to kind be based kind of loosely

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (HALdu)

354
344 White Nights is Gregory Hines and Baryshnikov.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM


And Isabella Rossellini.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (YtZB9)

355 I hate to admit this but I really like "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates", that movie cracks me up.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (4e+hS)

356 This is the message they're sending to those millions of Obama-Trump voters: You are a racist

Trump didn't win because of swing states in the South

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (vPKfA)

357 >>>341 Midnight Run was really surprising. I cannot stand Charles Grodin in literally ANYTHING else he ever did

i swear, the 90s bomb "Clifford," with Martin Short as a 10 year old boy (yeah) and Charles Grodin as his uncle, was so funny it made me cry in parts.

It bombed, no one likes it, but it was hilarious.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (PbpT7)

358 I cannot stand Charles Grodin in literally ANYTHING else he ever did...

He was great in "So I Married an Axe Murderer".

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (9t0Zz)

359 I join in with the Deniro hate, but I LOVE Ronin.
Love it.

Great heist movie, good and realistic action. Frankenheimer's swan song and he nailed it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (l4C/z)

360 301, Jackstraw,
One of the covenants of normal politics is that a party has to accept losing and transference of power to the winner. As a result, the stakes involved in the political game should result in the utter ruin and despoiling of the losers in an election.

I do not think that the left can accept that anymore because the right is not viewed as wrong--but evil. Therefore to allow the right to run institutions becomes cooperating with an evil act.

In essence, politics for the left has now become a religion where they seek to convert or eliminate any obstacles to heaven on earth. I do not see the right in the same way as embracing politics to the extent of the left.

If the left rejects politics as a means of settling disputes, then the race is on. Separation in one way would simply be putting off the fight as happened in Germany during the lengthy religious wars of the Reformation. Took about 100 years of killing, off and on, to end the civil war in Europe to a cold Westphalian peace.

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (EUDB2)

361 The left is so far gone it is now in the delusional "and we'll all sprout wings" phase of insanity.
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I forgot where I saw it, but there was a story a few days ago about an anonymous paper, purportedly from Hahvuhd, with an ingenious solution to the left's problem.

Add 127 (or something like that) new states. All the new states would be in Washington DC, thus requiring only a majority vote in both houses for their creation. Since it's DC, all the new states would vote reliably Dim.

Then congress would have the votes to eliminate the electoral college, etc.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (sWM8x)

362 Sooo, Progda is propping up another nobody to complain about how his little Communist/Socialist/Progressive Utopia hasn't come to fruition yet because nobody wants to vote for a Burnie-type who'll confiscate everything from everybody, eh?

Who is this imbecile and why do I want to know anything about him other than he's an imbecile?

Yeah, keep poking America with a stick and watch what happens to you eventually.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (HaL55)

363 Charles Grodin was one of those weaselly half-a-man before soy boys that for some reason 70s directors felt were leading men. They are so cringey to watch and miserable in nearly every role.

There's a film called Stunt Man which I highly recommend but the leading man was Steve Railsback who is one of those bois. He's supposed to be this somewhat crazed Vietnam vet but he instead comes across as a whiny college student.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (KZzsI)

364 It's worse to be a commie than a racist. 'Racist' is a word invented by Leon Trotsky to slander you, make you run for cover, shut down debate, silence opposition, and brainwash our children.

If you're afraid of being called racist, you are defeated. If you think it's acceptable to call someone racist, congratulations, your conditioning worked, and you accept the moral framing of the Communists.

Just try not to be a dick. Nobody has much patience for dicks.

Posted by: Monty James at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (Zqz9o)

365 >>>351 Manhunter was a great film as well yeah. And it is unnerving, I don't know exactly why.

it felt real, and it felt insane. It did accomplish the trick of making you feel like you were looking with the killer's eyes, seeing what he saw, feeling what he felt.

The thing with putting little shards of mirror glass on his victims' eyes and arranging them around the living room like he was watching tv with his family was incredibly specific and very very chilling.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (PbpT7)

366 360, Urgh. bad editing. Should read . . . stakes in the political game should NOT result in the . . . .

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (EUDB2)

367 I've never seen Midnight Express but am I right that it includes a prison, um, forcible romantic encounter?
Posted by: ace at January



Turkish prison, not the good kind. Just never watch it. Nothing to be gained.

The only thing I got out of it is a funny story about how I stupidly confused that movie with a funny movie.

Even funnnier, I had intended to see midnight run that weekend and never have.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (HALdu)

368 272 >>>257 >>>Best buddy cop movie that holds up today is Running Scared.


This. Great underrated film.

...

I guess I'll just take your word for it. I remember being very disappointed by that movie.

Wasn't Baryshnikov in that? Or was that White Nights or something?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)



That's the one with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal.

I saw it about a year ago on blu-ray. Meh.

About the same time I saw what had to be Ur-Buddy Cop Movie-

"Freebie and the Bean"

Holy Cow! Could that movie never be made today. It gave zero fucks.

I also enjoyed the heck out of that one.

Alan Arkin and James Caan, so great acting. Fun,violent script. Crisp direction.

So, I suppose should turn over my voter's registration to Noah Berlatsky for improper movie enjoyment.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (9X624)

369 I used to think DeNiro was good in "The Untouchables"...

...and then I saw Rod Steiger in "Al Capone."

Holy SHIT! That guy was awesome!

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:26 PM (NKLzy)

370 >>>363 Charles Grodin was one of those weaselly half-a-man before soy boys that for some reason 70s directors felt were leading men. They are so cringey to watch and miserable in nearly every role.

Fuck you, pal.

Posted by: Elliot Gould at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (PbpT7)

371 Oh yeah,

"Freebie and the Bean" from 1974.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (9X624)

372 >>> I join in with the Deniro hate, but I LOVE Ronin.



Definitely. Amazing cast, great story, incredible car chases. Plus, the delicious Katarina Witt.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (AFSld)

373 the extremism of their demands is accelerating.

I'm just an uncle but don't the tantrums get louder til someone gets smacked?

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (FhXTo)

374 I actually like White Nights. Also this is when Helen Mirren was no longer a young hottie but a MILF but prior to being a GILF.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (qcIWB)

375 During the midcentury unrest, Leftist radicals did
not maintain ironfisted control of every important institution in
society, as is the case now.



They are not supermen. They are morons. But they can not be rolled
back through peaceful, civilized debate like you have in a functioning
Republic.



It's gonna have to be the other thing, or acquiescence.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:22 PM (AzW6q)

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They've also destroyed most of those institutions' reputations.

The FBI is a laughing stock. Colleges will start to go out of business as Trump cuts the foreign student gravy train (which is already dropping off).

The media is almost powerless. More people watch I Love Lucy re-runs than CNN.

They live in an echo chamber and for some reason we pay attention to it.

Look at the UK. Labour actually thought they were going to do well and got their assess handed to them in the worst blowout in 80 years.

And you know what they're doing? Still fantasizing about what they'll do when they have power because they are crazy.

Hitler gets overused, but these guys really are Adolf in the bunker pushing phantom armies across the map.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (cfSRQ)

376 join in with the Deniro hate, but I LOVE Ronin.
Love it.

Great heist movie, good and realistic action. Frankenheimer's swan song and he nailed it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (l4C/z)

Great international cast and terrific , non-CGI, better-than-Bullitt car chase.....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (CqE5x)

377 This makes more sense when I apply Muldoon's First Law of reading Internet opinion pieces:

I'm not in Berlatsky's target demographic.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (m45I2)

378 Oh and 9mm AND .45.

Most days (fall through spring), I carry both.

Nice to have options.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (l4C/z)

379 Layers and layers, of editors, right?
The shmuck in question has a LinkedIn profile. He's 48 years old, the issue of Oberlin College and the University of Chicago, and lists himself as having been self-employed as a writer since 1994. That he's a complete know-nothing is unsurprising given that he's an Oberlin grad. That NBC posted this rubbish is what's disconcerting.

Posted by: Art Deco at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (1BrBu)

380 the extremism of their demands is accelerating.




That is a sign of weakness and fear

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (HALdu)

381 I hope the day never comes when I'm found shot to pieces in my house because I would not " come quietly". In my more somber moods, I am afraid that that day is just possible now. To paraphrase Denethor, WTF happened to get us to this place?

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (qhmX5)

382 Sure, that's the core of their impeachment of Trump: he disagreed with us. The left longs to have the power to crush, imprison, or kill those who will not toe the line. Every moment they fail to take power, they lust for it ever stronger. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Not just disagreed--he was RIGHT!

They had to try to crucify him--the Only Honest Man in Sewer City. He breathes Rebuke to these slimy rats.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Ndje9)

383 It is kind of interesting watching the left desperately flail around for a solution to their inability to convince more than 30% of the country that their ideas make sense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (KZzsI)

384 I am a lot less worried about a shooting civil war than the technology to un-person you. We saw it with obama having financial institutions eject firearms makers accounts, and now big tech pretty much erasing any conservative thought whatsoever. Its gonna get tricky trying to live in a digital money world when you are denied access.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:21 PM (r+sAi)
+++++++++++++
Cash is the *only* think keeping from doing this right now. If they every get their way on the "cashless society" (and indicators are that they won't - places that have tried like Sweden are walking it back pretty quickly (if quietly)), then the final obstacle has been cleared.

You will comply, you will obey, you will conform, you will do what we say when say it and will do nothing we don't say or you will not be able to participate in society. No housing. No job. No commerce outside the black market.

China is doing this formally through their awful "social credit" scheme. We will do it informally courtesy of the tyrants in Silicon Valley and their enablers in Washington.

But cash will keep them from perfection, and I think they will be unsuccessful at destroying cash - if for no other reason than how much of their misbehavior is paid for with pallets of the stuff. Their perfidy will overcome their desire for control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (I2dne)

385 >>>Alan Arkin and James Caan, so great acting. Fun,violent script. Crisp direction.

i saw that ages ago. I remember two things: One of them keeps saying of a girl the other one is interested in, "She's a hooker. Hookers eat a lot of fruit."

And I think one of them rides a motorcycle over traffic-locked cars at the end.

I assume it's James Caan doing both of those things.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (PbpT7)

386 Later all.

Have fun storming the Cinemaplex!

Endeavour to Persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (m45I2)

387 Definitely. Amazing cast, great story, incredible car chases. Plus, the delicious Katarina Witt.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (AFSld

Only movie car chase I've ever liked. I hate car chases in movies.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (qcIWB)

388 Midnight Express music is cool.

Posted by: nip at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Izot6)

389 One of the covenants of normal politics is that a party has to accept losing and transference of power to the winner. As a result, the stakes involved in the political game should result in the utter ruin and despoiling of the losers in an election.

I do not think that the left can accept that anymore because the right is not viewed as wrong--but evil. Therefore to allow the right to run institutions becomes cooperating with an evil act.

In essence, politics for the left has now become a religion where they seek to convert or eliminate any obstacles to heaven on earth. I do not see the right in the same way as embracing politics to the extent of the left.

If the left rejects politics as a means of settling disputes, then the race is on. Separation in one way would simply be putting off the fight as happened in Germany during the lengthy religious wars of the Reformation. Took about 100 years of killing, off and on, to end the civil war in Europe to a cold Westphalian peace.
Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:25 PM (EUDB2)


remember they are losing viewers and ratings are tanking

the royal media is in trouble and not in control of the narrative - they are scared to death

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (vEIlU)

390 Sharky's Machine holds up pretty well.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (PbpT7)

391 Movies with eerie vibes. The old " Manhunter" movie. Very eerie.
Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (qhmX5)



The Mothman Prophecies.

The Minus Man.

And, as always, Frailty. Super super eerie.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)

392 Speaking of people wanting us dead, anyone else here from Va planning on going to Lobby day on Monday? The husband and I are planning to go, but I must admit I feeling a little nervous, feels like they are setting us up for something bad to happen.

Posted by: spypeach at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (7R8A2)

393
If you're afraid of being called racist, you are defeated. If you think it's acceptable to call someone racist, congratulations, your conditioning worked, and you accept the moral framing of the Communists.

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I'm not afraid to be called racist. I'm not, and I always throw it back in face of whoever said it to me.

But I DO think it's acceptable to call someone a racist. The Left is rife with them from top to bottom.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (AzW6q)

394 I liked Manhunter a lot too. Its the prequel to Silence of the Lambs.
I think they played the whole Ina Goda Davida in that movie.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (r+sAi)

395 I join in with the Deniro hate, but I LOVE Ronin.
Love it.

Great heist movie, good and realistic action. Frankenheimer's swan song and he nailed it.


I love most of Ronin, but that stupid teflon-coated bullet thing is a big point reduction on the realism scale.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (9t0Zz)

396 Rod Steiger. Oh yeah! In the Heat of the Night. Excellent.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (qhmX5)

397 This Antifa thing in VA is a big thing. Saw that a $oro$ group is recruiting role players.

Hope it doesn't become a shitshow.

Posted by: Golfman at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (M3a0a)

398 They've also destroyed most of those institutions' reputations.

Remember when a professor was a title you looked up to and trusted?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (KZzsI)

399 It seemed to kind be based kind of loosely

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (HALdu)

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It was better than the book and the story was cool and evocative.

I've seen it many times and I still lose myself in the possibilities of the frontier. My wife is from Appalachia and the terrain is hypnotizing.

Few movies channel a time so well.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (cfSRQ)

400
That was the first movie I saw with DeNiro where I thought, "Oh, he can act." You can practically smell the stale cigarette smell coming off him.


"Godfather II", "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "Midnight Run". Dump the rest of his stuff.

To be fair, the supporting cast on "Midnight Run", John Saxon, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina and Charles Grodin were also outstanding and each one contributed solidly to the story. Farina was also great in "Get Shorty", another favorite movie of mine.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (YtZB9)

401 >>>374 I actually like White Nights. Also this is when Helen Mirren was no longer a young hottie but a MILF but prior to being a GILF.


anal nothracht uthvas bethod dothielle dienve

Posted by: Merlin wants some strange at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (PbpT7)

402 It is kind of interesting watching the left desperately flail around for a solution to their inability to convince more than 30% of the country that their ideas make sense.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (KZzsI)


while for the first time, being revealed for who they really are

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (vEIlU)

403 Trump rolls back Michelle Obama lunch program on her birthday...
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Now, Trump has done it! If anything will inspire her to jump into the race, THIS is it!

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (CqE5x)

404 .40 uber alles.


The compromise caliber that satisfies few.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (yQpMk)

405 midnight express was bad but not so bad that it ruined my plans for romance after the movie.

the accused, yeah, that messed up my plans for after the movie.

in fairness it was a first date

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (HALdu)

406 The Mothman Prophecies.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.

----

"Where's my watch?"

"In your shoe... under the bed."

DAMN!

I said to my wife, "You gotta see this! A Richard Gere Movie that I LOVE!"

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (NKLzy)

407 Dennis Farina made every movie he was in better.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (4e+hS)

408 I have to say, the left's new election stratedgy of "If we cant win against Trump, we'll just make it illegal to vote for Trump" is a brilliant strategy right out of Stallin's playbook.

Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (A2eXZ)

409 I think there is a better than even chance Obama was their high watermark and the tide will continue to recede.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

Climate denier!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (vEIlU)

In terms of legal news about the Climate Wars: The left had two huge lawfare attacks cooking, one on each coast. These were both the reusult of 2 decades of planning and strategizing on their part, and both were aimed at using the Court system to bypass the more representative parts of government. One was the suit against Exxon by the New York State's Attorney General, for $1.6 Billion; the other was the Children's Crusade for the Climate, out in Portland. Now both efforts have failed completely this month.

And THIS, yet again, is why controlling the Judiciary is more important than any other single thing a movement can do. If they had won, they were going to use the judicial system to impose a centralized command and control economic system on the entire country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

410 >>>Only movie car chase I've ever liked. I hate car chases in movies.


Only movie ever where Sean Bean doesn't die.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (AFSld)

411 >>Plus, Dennis Farina.


He made every movie better. Just as funny as the cranky cop dad of JLo ("Tell me,do you have a jacket like this that says 'undercover'?") or the cranky Mafia guy who haaates Florida in "Big Trouble."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (bDqIh)

412 A quick Gurgle search confirms that Noah is, much to his dismay and alarm, a white guy. As such, his opinions are -- without a doubt -- racist to the core, and ought to be expunged from the record.

Posted by: red speck at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (nrC0n)

413 Those Audi's in Ronin. Want.

Posted by: nip at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (Izot6)

414 I've never seen Midnight Express but am I right that it includes a prison, um, forcible romantic encounter?

Been a while since I saw that flick, but I recall a guy who got busted in the ME for being a drug mule, gets thrown into a prison that nearly breaks him until he finds a way out. IIRC, it was loosely based on a real story.


And yes there was a "forcible romantic encounter."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (HaL55)

415 >>>To be fair, the supporting cast on "Midnight Run", John Saxon, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina and Charles Grodin were also outstanding and each one contributed solidly to the story. Farina was also great in "Get Shorty", another favorite movie of mine

everyone was perfect in that. including the guy from Beverly Hills Cop.

even jack's wife and daughter were perfectly cast.

"Red" was perfectly cast.

Was that John Badham?

or the other guy, no it wasn't badham, it was that other guy who makes a lot of good movies but never gets credited as a great director.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (PbpT7)

416 370 >>>363 Charles Grodin was one of those weaselly half-a-man before soy boys that for some reason 70s directors felt were leading men. They are so cringey to watch and miserable in nearly every role.

Fuck you, pal.

Posted by: Elliot Gould at January 17, 2020 05:27 PM (PbpT7)


Elliot Gould as a cigar-chomping, gung-ho paratroop officer in "A Bridge Too Far" has to be in the Top 10 of Bad Casting.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (AMIL/)

417 Remember when a professor was a title you looked up to and trusted?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (KZzsI)
++++++++++++
No. But then, I am a milennial (an older one, but still in the cohort). I had a small number of specific professors that I respected. But it was not my default mode.

I can only imagine what it is like now. I graduated pre-Obama and it was already bonkers. Post-Obama, I would probably have dropped out or been kicked out. I don't know that I *could* earn a degree today, all other things being equal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (I2dne)

418 It was better than the book and the story was cool and evocative.

I've seen it many times and I still lose myself in the possibilities of the frontier. My wife is from Appalachia and the terrain is hypnotizing.

Few movies channel a time so well.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January




A movie can't be better than the book.

If it is better than the book then it is not based upon the book.

Should have named it something different.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (HALdu)

419 >>> Dennis Farina made every movie he was in better.



Snatch as Uncle Avi. Brilliant.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (AFSld)

420 LOL! Antifa group to march "in support of " and alongside pro-2A conservatives in Virginia!

https://bit.ly/38feJi6



The better to commit violence to blame on you, Nazi!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (oVJmc)

421 Mooch's birthday eh?
Well I didn't wish her a happy birthday and I'm not going to

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (ZCEU2)

422 "Godfather II", "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "Midnight Run". Dump the rest of his stuff.

He was great in Casino and Heat as well.

I think it was Righteous Kill that convinced me DeNiro was only in it for the money though. He had been great in film after film then suddenly was just awful and bland. What a terrible movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (KZzsI)

423
Remember when a professor was a title you looked up to and trusted?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (KZzsI)

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I don't. But, I think I'm a bit younger than you are. My entire time in college I found them to be utterly ridiculous nonentities, with a few exceptions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (AzW6q)

424 Farina was also great in "Get Shorty", another favorite movie of mine.


"You must be one of those quick-draw artists, the way you've got your gun down on your belt like that."

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (yQpMk)

425 I have to say, the left's new election stratedgy of "If we cant win against Trump, we'll just make it illegal to vote for Trump" is a brilliant strategy right out of Stallin's playbook.

Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins

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That's a bold strategy, Cotton.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (NKLzy)

426 My cousin played the boyfriend in The Accused. He is a liberal douche. My cousin that is.

Posted by: nip at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (Izot6)

427 "Sydney" was perfect in Midnight Run.

So were the two goons.

"You gonna ask me out?"

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (PbpT7)

428 The shooting when it starts will be a lot less pleasant for one side.

Both sides will be bloodied but I suspect one side will be hurt much worse.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (0OmEj)

429 >>During the midcentury unrest, Leftist radicals did not maintain ironfisted control of every important institution in society, as is the case now.

>>They are not supermen. They are morons. But they can not be rolled back through peaceful, civilized debate like you have in a functioning Republic.

>>It's gonna have to be the other thing, or acquiescence.

Many of them are being rolled back right before out eyes. We didn't get Trump by accident, he was a reaction to far left overreach and while the media doesn't report it because they don't want it to happen, lots of leftwing policies are being gutted.

I go back to the courts. The left controlled them for decades and they were extremely effective at implementing policies the couldn't even force through Congress. By the end of Trump's second term there's a good chance most of the courts including the SC will be dominated by conservatives or originalists. Judges telling snowflakes LOLGFY over gender pronouns will be a lot more common going forward.

The left spent decades getting to where they are, it was never going all be fixed magically the day Trump was elected and there's a lot more swamp to drain but we are on a path back toward normalcy and away from leftwing extremism.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (ZLI7S)

430 I think my favorite Rod Steiger movie is an odd little blackly comic serial killer movie titled,

"No Way to Treat a Lady".

Steiger plays the killer.

It's a bit like Vincent Price's "Theater of Blood" in that Steiger gets to play all kinds of different characters leading up to each murder.

Yeah, dude could act.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (9X624)

431 Midnight Run has an endless list of great cameo actors in it. Funny fucking movie.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (XShdm)

432 Trump rolls back Michelle Obama lunch program on her birthday...
...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:24 PM (+y/Ru)
+++++++++++++
I am distressed only that my birthday is in the same month as Michelle's.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (I2dne)

433 I love Dennis Farina. They put Crime Story on Amazon Prime but its some kind of truncated Reader's Digest version with only about 15 minutes of the show

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (KZzsI)

434 396 Rod Steiger. Oh yeah! In the Heat of the Night. Excellent.
Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:29 PM (qhmX5)

When you think about it, the stereotypical Big Southern Sheriff, later done by Jackie Gleason and Carrol O'Connor, was pretty much created by Rod Steiger in that role.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

435 Plus, Dennis Farina.

Oh God, I loved him. Rememeber the series Police Story where he got his start? Great show.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (dUJdY)

436 >>>424 Farina was also great in "Get Shorty", another favorite movie of mine.


yup.

I've mentioned this as trivia, but originally, the first assembly cut of Get Shorty was judged a disaster.

But then they did that rapid-cutting you see in the opening, cutting it like a pure comedy (comedy is cut very fast and very rapid-fire) and adding in the music and suddenly people loved it.

"Saved in the edit," as they say.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (PbpT7)

437 Dennis Farina made every movie he was in better.
Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:30 PM (4e+hS)

He was always fun to see. Big Trouble, Snatch, etc. Loved him in Get Shorty.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (xPJvm)

438 391 Movies with eerie vibes. The old " Manhunter" movie. Very eerie.
Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 05:20 PM (qhmX5)


The Mothman Prophecies.

The Minus Man.

And, as always, Frailty. Super super eerie.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)

I love that Frailty has a happy ending.

In a cosmic sense....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)

439 A movie can't be better than the book.



If it is better than the book then it is not based upon the book.



Should have named it something different.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (HALdu)

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I take it you've never seen "Jaws" then.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (cfSRQ)

440 https://is.gd/G2Q2af

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (4e+hS)

441 Sorry, I meant Crime Story.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (dUJdY)

442 I'm not underestimating the Left when it comes to a fight but I am certain that they will be shooting at each other before any civil war is done.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (qcIWB)

443 >>Dennis Farina made every movie he was in better.


That Joey Pants guy, too. He was the best part of Running Scared. 'Snake'.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (XShdm)

444 >>>427 "Sydney" was perfect in Midnight Run.



Shut the fuck up Sydney or I'll bury this pencil in your fucking head!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (AFSld)

445 The Mothman Prophecies.

The Minus Man.
...
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)
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Wouldn't that just balance out to "The Moth Prophecies?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (I2dne)

446 Godfather II", "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "Midnight Run". Dump the rest of his stuff.

He was great in Casino and Heat as well.

I think it was Righteous Kill that convinced me DeNiro was only in it for the money though. He had been great in film after film then suddenly was just awful and bland. What a terrible movie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (KZzsI)

He's done some real shitty movies along with the great ones.
But there were also less well-known films such as 'Jacknife" where he acted well in a more understated way.....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (CqE5x)

447 I think the guy who wrote Midnight Run was named George Gallo or something, and that's his only produced screenplay.

WTF.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (PbpT7)

448 337, Guy Mohawk,

What has to happen is get rid of the big corporations which means that GOPE has to be forced to do it. Small banks, small newspapers, single tv stations, etc. don't have the insulation to become feudal lords of the people. Banks too big to fail, 2-3 entertainment corps, FANG, and so on can if not eliminated and broken up. The good news is that the anti-trust laws and institutions already exist as does legal precedents. By and large, a bipartisan group of voters would probably approve of such. In that way it is similar to immigration as an issue.

However, it would do is challenge the elite uniparty consensus that rule by corporations is good and beneficial just as the immigration debate has indicated. How much Trump judges would kill anti-trust enforcement in the courts is an open question?

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (EUDB2)

449 412
A quick Gurgle search confirms that Noah is, much to his dismay and
alarm, a white guy. As such, his opinions are -- without a doubt --
racist to the core, and ought to be expunged from the record.

Posted by: red speck at January 17, 2020 05:31 PM (nrC0n)

No, he's black, just like Rachel Dolezal

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (DF+pC)

450 ace, ever see Punchdrunk Love? Just discovered it was one of the few movies I took on an extended time in a somewhat isolated situation (turned out to be less isolated than anticipated) and I don't even remember why I would do so.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (El6T/)

451 Cash is the *only* think keeping from doing this right now. If they every get their way on the "cashless society" (and indicators are that they won't - places that have tried like Sweden are walking it back pretty quickly (if quietly)), then the final obstacle has been cleared.

I can't buy anything over $200 or so with cash because you'd have to be a complete moron to carry more than that.

If a bad guy finds you with a bunch of cash, you're getting robbed.

If a cop finds you with a bunch of cash, you're getting robbed. Well, they don't call it that, they call it "asset forfeiture." But, it's the same thing.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (9t0Zz)

452 A movie can't be better than the book.



If it is better than the book then it is not based upon the book.



Should have named it something different.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (HALdu)

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I take it you've never seen "Jaws" then.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January




I have seen the movie but not read the book.

I have never seen a movie that was better than a book I read.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HALdu)

453 Robocop is a time capsule of Old East Dallas as rundown Detroit. They'd have to remake it in Detroit now because this area is being rebuilt shiny and new.

Posted by: x at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (nFwvY)

454
Even Starsky and Hutch the old tv show had the angry black lieutenant iirc
Posted by: steevy


So did Sledge Hammer!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (aKsyK)

455 Well, in a way isn't "invalidating" the votes of supposed racists what the Judicial Resistance has been doing?
Berlatsky is getting more or less what he wants, but it's not sufficiently humiliating to the people he hates so he feels the need to increase the stakes.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (ssz2a)

456 >>>Sorry, I meant Crime Story.



Yep, great series.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (AFSld)

457 433 I love Dennis Farina. They put Crime Story on Amazon Prime but its some kind of truncated Reader's Digest version with only about 15 minutes of the show

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (KZzsI)

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Time to go outlaw.

http://losmovies.fun/free-movie-online/tt62694/watch-online-crime-story

Posted by: Monty James at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (Zqz9o)

458 >>I think the guy who wrote Midnight Run was named George Gallo or something, and that's his only produced screenplay.


He did it right. Went out on top.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (XShdm)

459 >>>ce, ever see Punchdrunk Love

I think I've seen some of it. Is that the Adam Sandler one?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (PbpT7)

460
@realDonaldTrump
Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That's what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (wiXsO)

461 I do love the removal of masks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (2B9A/)

462 Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgnClrx8N2k

Posted by: Braenyard at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (xj2l7)

463 Is that the Adam Sandler one?

yup

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (4e+hS)

464 This is why we have guns.

This is also why liberal despots don't like we have guns.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (T9S9h)

465 Farina was also great in "Get Shorty", another favorite movie of mine.


yup.

I've mentioned this as trivia, but originally, the first assembly cut of Get Shorty was judged a disaster.

But then they did that rapid-cutting you see in the opening, cutting it like a pure comedy (comedy is cut very fast and very rapid-fire) and adding in the music and suddenly people loved it.

"Saved in the edit," as they say.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (Pb

The series Get Shorty is excellent too Shocking but true.

Posted by: LASue at January 17, 2020 05:36 PM (YxML+)

466 452 That is one where the movie is better.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (KNsKs)

467 yeah, it's by the guy who did Boogie Nights.

I saw the scene with Adam Sandler on the phone trying to get some credit card charges, fraudulently made by some phone sex services, reversed. It was pretty real and tense.

But I wasn't in the mood for real and tense so I stopped watching.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (PbpT7)

468 But then they did that rapid-cutting you see in the opening, cutting it like a pure comedy (comedy is cut very fast and very rapid-fire) and adding in the music and suddenly people loved it.

Alton Brown said that when he created Good Eats, he sent a request to a composer and said he wanted an intro that sounded like the music from Get Shorty (fun soundtrack) that consisted of only 10 notes.

Which makes sense of my feeling that it was like Get Shorty the first time I heard the little jingle.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (KZzsI)

469 So, basically, if ORANGEMANBAD wins again it will obviously be due to racism, so we'll be within our rights to invalidate the election. Nothing like setting the rhetorical table.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (RD7QR)

470 When I was young, I was taught you should look up to Reps, Senators, Mayors etc, now I hold almost all of them in contempt. Even my local city council seems utterly corrupt. Elected positions have become nothing but a way to graft riches, with few exceptions.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (r+sAi)

471 @384
I muchly agree with you Mr. Mannix. I'm tempted to buy a non GPS car for my next vehicle for similar reasons:

"Warning you have exceeded the social dissention limit. Please prepare to decelerrate and await further instructions.."

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (SqopC)

472 Well a few states are trying to make it you can't vote for him.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (ZCEU2)

473 When you think about it, the stereotypical Big Southern Sheriff, later done by Jackie Gleason and Carrol O'Connor, was pretty much created by Rod Steiger in that role.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

Maybe. But Clifton James --the Southern Sheriff/comic relief in Bond's Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun really perfected it.
Gleason totally ripped him off.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (CqE5x)

474 >>>Bad Boys For Life opens this weekend<<<

We need another Tango and Cash. Maybe get Eastwood to replace Jack Palance.

Posted by: Fritz at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (ATCV4)

475 It must be Friday as movies are the alt-topic in every thread. When 2nd shift comes online, it will be music of the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (yQpMk)

Posted by: Darth Chip at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (t41dG)

477 422 "Godfather II", "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "Midnight Run". Dump the rest of his stuff.

He was great in Casino and Heat as well.

I think it was Righteous Kill that convinced me DeNiro was only in it for the money though. He had been great in film after film then suddenly was just awful and bland. What a terrible movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (KZzsI)


He did a great job portraying one of the toughest mother-f----'s in any Seventies movie, in "The Deer Hunter."

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (AMIL/)

478 Taxi Driver

That movie is massively over-rated.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (9t0Zz)

479 >>I can't buy anything over $200 or so with cash because you'd have to be a complete moron to carry more than that.


You can carry a hell of a lot more than that...but yeah, when I go on buying trips I am freaking out about having cash on me.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (XShdm)

480 Soylent Green is way better then Make Room,Make Room! which is just an impassioned call for birth control.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (KNsKs)

481 Logan's Run also better then the book though the book has it's charms.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (KNsKs)

482 470
When I was young, I was taught you should look up to Reps, Senators,
Mayors etc, now I hold almost all of them in contempt. Even my local
city council seems utterly corrupt. Elected positions have become
nothing but a way to graft riches, with few exceptions.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (r+sAi)

Wasn't there a poll a few years ago that put politicians below used car salesmen, but just barely eking ahead of Chlamydia?

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (DF+pC)

483 I can only imagine what it is like now. I graduated
pre-Obama and it was already bonkers. Post-Obama, I would probably have
dropped out or been kicked out. I don't know that I *could* earn a
degree today, all other things being equal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:32 PM (I2dne)

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None of my kids are getting college degrees. Higher education is about to die off.

The lower birthrate means a smaller pool of applicants and people are figuring out the degree isn't worth the tuition.

They've been living off of Chinese students, but with their economy buckling, that money is also trying up.

They'll turn to the government, but Trump will laugh and say "no."

Plus, they have vast endowments, which other lefties would love to have.

The Warren/Bernie smackdown is a preview of what will happen as the left runs out of grift.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)

484 spypeach, promise you'll be very careful because it seems like it is an obvious set up for violence.

I love that Frailty has a happy ending.

In a cosmic sense....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)


Yup.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (GbPPJ)

485 FFS the evidence already refutes the premise.
This country elected the 1st black president to make it thru the primaries then re-elected him despite an abysmal track record.

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (FhXTo)

486 Running Scared seemed kind of gay, like in the "homosexual undertones" kind of way

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Q/6aX)

487 They say this and moments before talk about taking our guns. This can not end well.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (B06Zw)

488 You will comply, you will obey, you will conform, you will do what we
say when say it and will do nothing we don't say or you will not be able
to participate in society. No housing. No job. No commerce outside the
black market.


That's fine except for one teensy-weensy little problem: it's unconstitutional and therefore illegal as all hell. Why this hasn't been challenged in court yet remains a mystery.

But, with the current hacks-in-black on the bench, perhaps it's best to wait a bit longer. Like after Notorious RBG joins the choir invisible. Get a decent Originalist in that SCOTUS seat and all types of good things become possible, like overturning the baby-killing of Row v Wade.

I can't wait. You think the Left is crazy now, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (HaL55)

489 @478
Taxi Driver
That movie is massively over-rated.

Don't know about that. That Jodie Foster was really something.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (SqopC)

490 If a bad guy finds you with a bunch of cash, you're getting robbed.

If a cop finds you with a bunch of cash, you're getting robbed. Well, they don't call it that, they call it "asset forfeiture." But, it's the same thing.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (9t0Zz)
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The first is a risk I take. The second is a bitch. I don't often carry more than that on me. If I have a big-ticket purchase, I will. And I carry copies of the receipts with me in case the cop part happens and to prepare to go after them to get my property back.

It sucks. And it shouldn't be that way. Asset forfeiture outside of a criminal conviction should be illegal. It is in desperate need of reform. If it can't be reformed, it should be eliminated.

And the reporting limit for cash withdrawals either needs reform or elimination. It was put in to place in 1970 at $10,000. That has not changed since. For comparison, in 1970 the FDIC insurance limit was $20,000. The reporting threshold was 50% of the FDIC limit.

Now the FDIC limit is $250,000. The reporting limit is now 4% of the FDIC limit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (I2dne)

491 486 Running Scared seemed kind of gay, like in the "homosexual undertones" kind of way
Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Q/6aX)

Well yeah, they went to Key West on vacation together....

But it's not like they're making out in the movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (l4C/z)

492 Okay, let's go back to requiring voters to be property owners. That alone would negate a lot of those bigoted leftwingers.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (wzzJf)

493 >> Running Scared seemed kind of gay, like in the "homosexual undertones" kind of way


You are thinking of Lord of the Rings.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:40 PM (XShdm)

494 That scene in Crime Story where Farina's character shoots the ground right next to the bad guy's face and he doesn't even blink. That made the bad guy an instant interesting character. You want to see more of him, plus he was so distinctive looking with that shellacked pompadour. What a great show that was.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:40 PM (KZzsI)

495 imagine how far gone you have to be to believe that 63 million Americans are racist rather than admit that Hillary Clinton and her policies are unpopular?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 17, 2020 05:40 PM (VrTXw)

496 Maybe. But Clifton James --the Southern Sheriff/comic relief in Bond's Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun really perfected it.
Gleason totally ripped him off.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (CqE5x)

You're right, he did. Another movie where Clifton James did that role, although it was only for about 5 minutes - Silver Streak.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:40 PM (Kpl3J)

497 Like always the Marxists are shooting their load to early. If they had waited 5 to 10 years, the results would be different.

Demographics > everything else

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 17, 2020 05:40 PM (frty6)

498 Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption

Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (wiXsO)

499 I have seen the movie but not read the book.



I have never seen a movie that was better than a book I read.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HALdu)

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Read "Jaws" and you will!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

500 75 64 I'd rather go back to talking about movies or Melania's spectacular bare tits.

I mean...of all the first ladies to see naked...she was a good choice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)

Imagine Jane Sanders as FLOTUS. Discuss.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 17, 2020 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

Well, we've had uglier....inside and out...but I'm not going to hit Pornhub to see her previous body of work.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 04:53 PM (l4C/z)

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The inside and out remark most resembles Barbara Bush. Her and Poppy, 2 of the biggest shit stains ever to live in the White House.

These 2 thought it was owed them. I'll say Mooch and the Hag were more honest about raw fucking power. When in fact this bitch wanted a dynasty.

No fucks given when they both died. Around that time, I started writing in Ralph Nader on the ballots. Would never want the man to be president, but always thought he was honest to the core.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (VYwSh)

501 I tell ya what had "homosexual undertones" : Cruising.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (4e+hS)

502 >>>We need another Tango and Cash. Maybe get Eastwood to replace Jack Palance.


so to me, Tango and Cash was action movie self-parody decadence, and one of the movies that killed the 80s/90s action genre.

So my idea is this: Yes, you can have humor interspersed with action, but you can't have people yelling "funny lines" during gunfights or car chases.

I like the humor in Beverly Hills Cop, for example: When the two cops are behind cover and reloading, they're *temporarily* out of danger, and they have that very funny little dialogue about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. ("Billy, if we live through this, I'm going to shoot you.")

I don't mind the humor there because they're not in immediate fear for their lives.

But when people start making stupid wisecracks while being shot at -- Bruce Willis did a lot of this when he was killing the genre by self-parody -- you can't take the action seriously. If the action isn't meant to be serious or cause fear, why have it at all?

Just do a comedy.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (PbpT7)

503 Noah looks like a guy who occasionally writes shock shit just to see his name on the internet. He probably used to fingerpaint with his own shit just to get his mother's attention.

Based on a search for bozos name it's not the first time.

Little No-ey is free to have his dumbass opinion and free to express it.
The chances of any of his 3rd grade caliber bozo ideas being implemented are nil.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (e284m)

504 This MUST become official policy. It WILL.

Posted by: No at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (yTbAq)

505
Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption
Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (wiXsO

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Movies like that are rare. "The Lives of Others" gets better with repeated viewings. I always notice something new.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (AzW6q)

506 Posted by: Groundhog at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (VYwSh)

That's fucking insane.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (qcIWB)

507 I muchly agree with you Mr. Mannix. I'm tempted to buy a non GPS car for my next vehicle for similar reasons:

"Warning you have exceeded the social dissention limit. Please prepare to decelerrate and await further instructions.."
Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (SqopC)
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The GPS isn't the problem in most cases. It's usually the cell phone circuitry. You don't even need to remove it (which is good - it's usually built in to engine management at this point), you just need to disconnect the antenna from it. Goodbye cellular signal, goodbye bidirectional communication.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (I2dne)

508 483 Higher education is about to die off... they have vast endowments, which other lefties would love to have.

Not if they do what Oberlin did to that bakery. I would *LOVE* to see their big endowments go poof.

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (DF+pC)

509 Mamet had a hand in the screenplay for "Ronin." I felt it before I knew it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (H8QX8)

510 Running Scared seemed kind of gay, like in the "homosexual undertones" kind of way

Which one? The 1986 version with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines?

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (9t0Zz)

511 480 Soylent Green is way better then Make Room,Make Room! which is just an impassioned call for birth control.
Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:38 PM (KNsKs)

Very true.

For the coveted 'movie is better than book' genre, the key is a great performance in the movie.

Although The Omega Man is NOT the same as I am Legend, Heston's performance elevates it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (l4C/z)

512 >>>498 Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption


I've never actually watched that. I've seen PARTS of it on TBS, because how could one avoid that?

But I've never actually seen it.

I know the entire story because it's always talked about and I did eventually read the short story.

Never saw the movie, though. I don't like Tim Robbins and I don't like Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (PbpT7)

513 The guise of racism is Democrat's ploy for their despotism.

This is what the governor of Virginia, Al Jolson, is trying to do with The Second Amendment.

Notice the headline today they arrested "white supremacists" who were planning on shooting up the rally Monday. It may be trie for those individuals, and of so enjoy prison. Don't drop the soap.

But it doesn't stop there.

These future felons were racists, Ergo, the implication goes, all supporters of The Second Amendment who show up on Monday must also be racists.

Got it, peasant?

They want to rule, not govern.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (T9S9h)

514 Tango and Cash was action movie self-parody decadence, and one of the movies that killed the 80s/90s action genre.

I know its a terrible movie but I still like it. Like Harley Davidson and the Marlboro man. I know its lousy. I know its stupid. But I just like it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (KZzsI)

515 There are so many lies packed in this screed that I don't even know where to begin. 1) Trump is not a racist. 2) He did not run a racist campaign. 3) The Americans who voted for him are not racists. 4) The thoughts and feelings of voters do not invalidate their votes. 5) Voting while leftists pretend you are a racist is not a crime.

Posted by: TeaPartyLee at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (saVwg)

516 An hilarious buddy movie that most have not seen is Real Men with Jim Belushi and rhe late John Ritter.

Absolute comedy gold.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (Ogiun)

517 Movies like that are rare. "The Lives of Others" gets better with repeated viewings. I always notice something new.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (AzW6q)


And the Left views it as a training film.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (GbPPJ)

518 Movies like that are rare. "The Lives of Others" gets better with repeated viewings. I always notice something new.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (AzW6q)

The Lives of Otters? oh wait...

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (Kpl3J)

519 Crime Story also had Stephen Lang who I always thought was a terrific actor but you don't see much of him. His turn as Ike Clanton in Tombstone so good I didn't even know it was Stephen Lang until the end of the movie when I read the credits. I was like.. what???

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (dUJdY)

520 502 I read a Special Forces guy's book who served with Cambodians in Vietnam.They actually stood up and yelled things like "Fuck Ho Chi Minh!" DURING firefights.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (KNsKs)

521 But, with the current hacks-in-black on the bench, perhaps it's best to wait a bit longer. Like after Notorious RBG joins the choir invisible. Get a decent Originalist in that SCOTUS seat and all types of good things become possible, like overturning the baby-killing of Row v Wade.

I can't wait. You think the Left is crazy now, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 17, 2020 05:39 PM (HaL55)
++++++++++++
I hope you're right. But the real bitch of it is that the government isn't doing it. They've farmed their oppression out to favored corporations, who do it privately. It isn't that there's no solution by any means (there are many, some better than others. My preference is to break them up under antitrust), but it makes it easier to not act and let it happen since it aligns with that they want anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (I2dne)

522 Yes ace Sandler sounds right. Almost kinda remembering now. Quirky kinda romantic dark movie, maybe. Sandler in a straight role. I must have liked it back then.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (El6T/)

523 The In Laws was a great 'buddy' movie.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (qcIWB)

524 Does anyone really deserve millions of libs unceremoniously dumped in their country?


Sweden and the UK. Liberals, swedes and brits love islam, so yeah, let's send them there.

/and the let's ask how being gay/trans in islam works out for everyone

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (gauLa)

525 473
When you think about it, the stereotypical Big Southern Sheriff, later
done by Jackie Gleason and Carrol O'Connor, was pretty much created by
Rod Steiger in that role.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

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Rod Steiger is great in so many roles. On the Waterfront, and of course Dr. Zhivago.

The scene where he kisses Julie Christie in the sleigh had to be shot multiple times because she kept anticipating him, ruining the sense of surprise. So after another failed take, he told the director "Look, I'm going to stick my tongue down her throat, keep the cameras rolling."

Boom! You can see her anticipate it and then WHA??!! in the final cut.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (cfSRQ)

526 When I saw The Lion in Winter I was blown away in AP English class in high school. incredible performances, incredible dialog, great storyline, historically riveting.

Watching it again later it was a bit of a letdown. Its still good but I couldn't give it 5 glowing stars again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (KZzsI)

527
They want to rule, not govern.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (T9S9h)
Ruling is easy, governing, not so much. That would be work, they don't want work.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (e284m)

528 spypeach, promise you'll be very careful because it seems like it is an obvious set up for violence.

I love that Frailty has a happy ending.

In a cosmic sense....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)

I'm still on the fence, on one hand I really really want to go, my husband was planning on carrying when he went, but now with all the stupid shenanigans from Governor Blackface, we are trying to decide, do we go unarmed, do we go armed and try not to break laws? It's infuriating because you can see what they are doing, they are trying to stifle the numbers, and at the same time setting us up to be labeled with the usual slurs.

Posted by: spypeach at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (7R8A2)

529 And the Left views it as a training film.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:43 PM (GbPPJ)
+++++++++++
I assume they skip the denouement?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (I2dne)

530

"White supremacy is, in part, a moral system that posits that white people deserve to be insulated from the predictable consequences of their own actions.

So no wonder."

LMAO!

Where do they get this horseshit.

Oh right, the schools.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (lg/F7)

531 511 Yes Omega Man is not I am Legend but good in it's own right.Last Man on Earth is faithful to the story bit not verygood.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (KNsKs)

532 I'd watch a sequel to Taxi Driver. But only if they tied Deniro to the front of a cab and drove it off a bridge.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (T9S9h)

533 509 Mamet had a hand in the screenplay for "Ronin." I felt it before I knew it.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (H8QX

Yeah, the music is in the dialog. "If there's any question, there is no question." That's pure Mamet.

Spartan is also good by him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (l4C/z)

534 Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption

Me neither. I love that movie.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (dUJdY)

535 Living concrete.
m
Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has created a rather different kind of concrete - one that is alive and can even reproduce.

Minerals in the new material are deposited not by chemistry but by cyanobacteria, a common class of microbes that capture energy through photosynthesis. The photosynthetic process absorbs carbon dioxide, in stark contrast to the production of regular concrete, which spews huge amounts of that greenhouse gas.

Photosynthetic bacteria also give the concrete another unusual feature: a green color. "It really does look like a Frankenstein material," said Wil Srubar, a structural engineer and the head of the research project. (The green color fades as the material dries.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (+y/Ru)

536 I really like 48 Hours for a buddy-cop fix. But I like prime Eddie Murphy and less-drunk Nick Nolte.

Anyone who liked the movie Get Shorty should give the Epix series a shot. It's a very different take but I think it's great.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (sN9mD)

537 Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:42 PM (PbpT7)
**************
Trust me ace, it's excellent!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (wiXsO)

538 >>> Like Harley Davidson and the Marlboro man. I know its lousy. I know its stupid. But I just like it.

that movie is a weird little Time Capsule.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (PbpT7)

539 I tell ya what had "homosexual undertones"

Most Tom Cruise movies?

Try watching Top Gun's volleyball scene without thinking, "Damn, this is really, really gay."

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (9t0Zz)

540 526 In that time period those characters wiuld all be speaking Norman French.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (KNsKs)

541 >>>Anyone who liked the movie Get Shorty should give the Epix series a shot. It's a very different take but I think it's great.


I hate that actor. Super lefty.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

542 So now the Lying Peacock News wants to government to dictate who we vote for? Someone needs to pluck the Peacock

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (wGqjj)

543

It's pretty obvious that the progs use blacks as a wedge issue.

That's all they are. Identity politics, industrialized and brought to you by the finest commercials for the crappiest products money can buy.

NBC, what exactly is that company doing

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (lg/F7)

544 Crime Story also had Stephen Lang who I always thought was a terrific actor but you don't see much of him.

Also in Manhunter.

And being racist while voting is not illegal or unconstitutional. The Voting Rights Act, on the other hand...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (KZzsI)

545 >>spypeach, promise you'll be very careful because it seems like it is an obvious set up for violence


It really does. Look how much mileage they got out of the Charlottesville set up?
Think they want to show that guns need to be confiscated all over, just not in Virginia using some "crazy gun nutz are threatening elected officials" event since hyping school shootings is not working for them.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (bDqIh)

546 Soylent Green is especially poignant when you realize Edward G. Robinson's long death scene is for real - he died less than 2 weeks after it was filmed, and everyone there knew it was coming. Heston's tears in that scene are real, he and Robinson had become good friends, just like their characters in that movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (Kpl3J)

547 Speaking of people wanting us dead, anyone else here from Va planning on going to Lobby day on Monday? The husband and I are planning to go, but I must admit I feeling a little nervous, feels like they are setting us up for something bad to happen.
Posted by: spypeach

I will be there.....taking a bus from Warsaw, Va.

Good to see you posting.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (FTlwv)

548 When I was young, I was taught you should look up to Reps, Senators,
Mayors etc, now I hold almost all of them in contempt. Even my local
city council seems utterly corrupt. Elected positions have become
nothing but a way to graft riches, with few exceptions.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:37 PM (r+sAi)


I learned that at the age of 17 when I was a busboy at a golf and country club in SE Michigan. Nearly every day or night I would see doctors, lawyers, judges, state reps, and state senators drink, play golf with, and play cards with mafia guys. Then I would go to high school government class and learn how government worked. That was one of those classes where if you wrote down the true answer you would fail the class. I learned then how things really worked.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (wzzJf)

549 295
I think a Gene Wilder/Eddie Murphy movie would have been good.

still could be

Posted by: the Animation Geniuses that put Peter Cushing in new Star Wars at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (sGtp+)

550 389 artisanal 'ette,

The media is but one battlefield and because conservatives, like in the universities have become a tiny minority, the problem is that there real alternatives are not readily accessible.

Regarding the conservative "media", much of it is compromised as shown by ace. Thus, basic reality of such things as FISA abuses by the left, the role of Fusion GPS in producing fake news by compliant and corrupt reporters, misbehavior of Dems in office, etc. are virtually unchallenged.

Roughly 40-50 percent of the population no longer believes nor trusts the media but only a fraction know the true stories that are buried out there such as those put out by JJ here every morning.

I am not sure that is a victory that media approval and trust is in the toilet for a large portion of the public as the Right simply has not been able to build parallel institutions to replace it. That is probably due to the fact that the oligarchs on the Right agree with much of Leftism in social issues other than economics. Most very wealth figures on the supposed Right are in fact libertarians that more or less believe in Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism.

Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (EUDB2)

551 When you're all out of other options just keep slapping down that race card!

Posted by: AMartel at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (WWgnZ)

552 You know what the gayest thing is about Top Gun?
Its the female "love interest" for Tom Cruise.
Only a gay guy would have cast her in that role.
She was a 0.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (SqopC)

553 I made the mistake of clicking on that link.
Didn't even make it through the first paragraph.

Life's too short to deal with that sort of idiocy.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (jWe5r)

554 >>>523 The In Laws was a great 'buddy' movie.


fanrtastic movie. I think that's another one of those movies where the screenwriter barely ever had another produced script.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (PbpT7)

555 I tell ya what had "homosexual undertones" : Cruising.
Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (4e+hS)



Undertones. Overtones. Aroundtones.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (9X624)

556 RBG joining the souls in hell more like. I have no doubt that is where she is headed. Sad but true she made the choice.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (0OmEj)

557 546 What I have read is that only Heston knew he was really dying.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:48 PM (KNsKs)

558 But when people start making stupid wisecracks while
being shot at -- Bruce Willis did a lot of this when he was killing the
genre by self-parody -- you can't take the action seriously. If the
action isn't meant to be serious or cause fear, why have it at all?



Just do a comedy.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (PbpT7)

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Yes. In the original Star Wars there were quips, but they never got in the way of the action. Han's classic "I don't know, fly casual!" worked because it was clear they were all actually nervous and in real danger.

Somehow people got into the whole comedy side of it, and didn't realize that doing the quips before the tension was resolved wrecked the tension itself.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:48 PM (cfSRQ)

559 @452
You ever read Jaws?

The movie is much better than the book.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 05:48 PM (keZH+)

560 Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2020 04:46 PM (qhmX

Tubal
This past summer I was wondering if , when we realize there is more than we know, about space, shouldn't we refer to multiverses rather than universes?

Posted by: Chillin the most at January 17, 2020 05:48 PM (lonOK)

561 >>>Living concrete.
m
Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has created a rather different kind of concrete - one that is alive and can even reproduce.

Minerals in the new material are deposited not by chemistry but by cyanobacteria, a common class of microbes that capture energy through photosynthesis. The photosynthetic process absorbs carbon dioxide, in stark contrast to the production of regular concrete, which spews huge amounts of that greenhouse gas.

Photosynthetic bacteria also give the concrete another unusual feature: a green color. "It really does look like a Frankenstein material," said Wil Srubar, a structural engineer and the head of the research project. (The green color fades as the material dries.)

interesting.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

562 49
Noah Berlatsky looks like a goth drunk that just rolled out of a gutter. A non-serious agitator to ignore.

Posted by: Cheri at January 17, 2020 04:50 PM (oiNtH)

You've been ignoring these people for a while, and has it benefited you or them? Seems like it's time to consider doing something different....if you wish to survive.

Posted by: DFCtomm at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (50gG9)

563 551 When you're all out of other options just keep slapping down that race card!
Posted by: AMartel at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (WWgnZ)

I mean, most of the shit they say doesn't even make sense... it's not even "wrong", they're just stringing words and catch phrases together at random, like a toddler, waiting to see what the emotional response to their noise-making is... It's like some kind of weird reverse-Freudian thing, where the stages of child development are running in reverse for these people...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Ct55T)

564 Never saw the movie, though. I don't like Tim Robbins and I don't like Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: ace


I can't stand Tim Robbins either but The Hudsucker Proxy and Shawshank are too good to miss just because he's a prick.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Ogiun)

565 >>Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption

Stephen King can write some good stories, it's just the writes so much crap, too. Also, being a crazed Lefty killed any desire to ever read him again.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (bDqIh)

566 The ghosts of justices Kennedy, O'Connor, Souter, and many others, and those of innumerable inferior court judges, just giggled at the idea that changing personnel is more than a stopgap (or even that, we'll see).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (El6T/)

567 I think y'all should wish RBG a long life. That works for me because every time I like someone, they seem to go faster. The people I hate, seem to live forever. It's a curse.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (T9S9h)

568 390 Sharky's Machine holds up pretty well.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (PbpT7)

I actually watched this again a few years ago because I liked it from seeing it back in the 1980s and, I'm not going to lie, I'm a Burt Reynolds fan.

It doesn't hold up all that well. There's a very maudlin and schmaltzy romance scene that really dates it.

The dialogue with Sharkey and his machine is pretty entertaining still and I'll watch anything with Henry Silva as the bad guy.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (j3npP)

569 I assume they skip the denouement?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:44 PM (I2dne)

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"To think... that people like you ruled a country."

Powerful.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (AzW6q)

570 Only a gay guy would have cast her in that role.

Kelly McGillis was nice in Witness but yeah she has a really butch vibe. Kind of distracting. Meg Ryan was outrageously adorable as she always was back then.

Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

571 I hate that actor. Super lefty.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)
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It's a slippery slope with Hollywood. You can end up not watching anything, or reading a book. But you pick your battles. I do the same.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at January 17, 2020 05:50 PM (sN9mD)

572
Very late to the post, but given this piece comes on the heels of the Obergruppenfuhrer of Bernie Sanders who wants to liquidate or gulag about two thirds of the population, these people are itching for blood.

Rivers of blood.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2020 05:50 PM (zBaqJ)

573 >>>Just do a comedy.





Posted by: ace<<<

Exactly. Tango and Cash: Last Blood at the Laugh Factory

And I think it would work because all of these dudes are over 65.

Posted by: Fritz at January 17, 2020 05:50 PM (ATCV4)

574 564 Bull Durham is great but he is not believable as a million dollar arm because he throws like a girl.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:50 PM (KNsKs)

575 Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

I've rarely lasted beyond the first part where he works at a job from hell and suddenly quits.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 17, 2020 05:51 PM (j3npP)

576 Taxi Driver just struck me as shitty. The creepy, creepy Jodie Foster shit is bad enough, but when he takes Cybil Sheperd to the adult movie, I am thinking what the actual fuck am I watching here. This is dreck!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 17, 2020 05:51 PM (2B9A/)

577 interesting.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)
Cheif stupid questioneer - how does it know when to stop growing?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (e284m)

578 Spartan is also good by him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (l4C/z)


That is an excellent movie and I cannot tell if it is too cynical or not nearly cynical enough.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (GbPPJ)

579 Never get tired of The Shawshank Redemption
Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:41 PM (wiXsO)

for some reason my wife HATES that movie. I mean hates it hard.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (xPJvm)

580 Try watching Top Gun's volleyball scene without thinking, "Damn, this is really, really gay."

Posted by: bonhomme at January 17, 2020 05:46 PM (9t0Zz)

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I think it was beefcake for the girls. The movie was designed to get young men to bring their dates, and it succeeded wildly.

Really, how many movies have that kind of appeal? An action movie women want to see!

It's gold, Jerry!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (cfSRQ)

581 Bull Durham is great but he is not believable as a million dollar arm because he throws like a girl.

Has too much Susan Sarandon in it as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (KZzsI)

582 I have never seen a movie that was better than a book I read.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HALdu)

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Read "Jaws" and you will!

-
I'd say the same goes for The Godfather.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (+y/Ru)

583 We used to have a saying around here: "that's gayer than Tom Cruise playing volleyball".

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (T9S9h)

584 Wait until trump is re-elected. These people are going to get dangerous.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (dNzKv)

585 564 Never saw the movie, though. I don't like Tim Robbins and I don't like Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: ace


I can't stand Tim Robbins either but The Hudsucker Proxy and Shawshank are too good to miss just because he's a prick.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Ogiun)

Arlington Road is the best Tim Robbins movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (l4C/z)

586 I tell ya what had "homosexual undertones"


The Obama Administration?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (oVJmc)

587 556
RBG joining the souls in hell more like. I have no doubt that is where she is headed. Sad but true she made the choice.



Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (0OmEj)

She'll get her accordion instead of a harp.

Posted by: jim at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (DF+pC)

588 Was just in the break room. CNN's Chyron:
"State of emergency in effect. Neo-Nazis arrested over fears of violence in VA"

This thing is a set up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (I2dne)

589 They believe wearing a MAGA hat is a legitimate cause for violence. It was inevitable.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (vGJY7)

590 Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)


Yup. I like that movie and you get 3 Meg Ryans in one movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (aS1PU)

591 I think it was beefcake for the girls. The movie was designed to get young men to bring their dates, and it succeeded wildly.

That's exactly what it was, something for the girls to squeal over. It looks ragingly homo now because everything has been made 10% queer by popular culture but back then it was just dudes having fun and making your date happy.

Now you can't have two guys be buddies without people assuming they're queer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (KZzsI)

592 584 Wait until trump is re-elected. These people are going to get dangerous.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (dNzKv)

It's getting dangerous no matter who wins.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (j3npP)

593 >>Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (oVJmc)



We have a winner.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (XShdm)

594 Bull Durham is allegedly a thin biography of Kurt Russell, who was supposed to star.

The man walked away from acting, after his early days, with a shot a pro baseball but his knees gave out.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (l4C/z)

595 Actors pretending to be journalists. Journalists (not you guys, you guys ok!) pretending to be Planet Managers.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (WmJSv)

596 Zentropa was pretty eerie.

Posted by: Max Power at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (q177U)

597 You know what the gayest thing is about Top Gun?
Its the female "love interest" for Tom Cruise.
Only a gay guy would have cast her in that role.
She was a 0.

Posted by: xnycpeasant



Remember when Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise divorced and they had to send the Kiss back to Central Casting?

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (Ogiun)

598 I think they just got tired of Meg Ryan showing up half in the bag with a bottle of Valu-Rite in her hand.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (T9S9h)

599 >>
Try watching Top Gun's volleyball scene without thinking, "Damn, this is really, really gay."


Obligatory Quentin Tarantino on Top Gun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LXL6OOsM

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (bDqIh)

600 Planet Managers (tm)

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (WmJSv)

601 591 I think it was beefcake for the girls. The movie was designed to get young men to bring their dates, and it succeeded wildly.

That's exactly what it was, something for the girls to squeal over. It looks ragingly homo now because everything has been made 10% queer by popular culture but back then it was just dudes having fun and making your date happy.

Now you can't have two guys be buddies without people assuming they're queer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (KZzsI)

Please to explain the two pilots in the briefing scene:

"This is giving me a hardon"
"Don't tease me"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (l4C/z)

602 Exaggerated snoring noises

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (LHg3i)

603 Kelly McGillis was nice in Witness but yeah she has a
really butch vibe. Kind of distracting. Meg Ryan was outrageously
adorable as she always was back then.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

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She had to be a butch because she was explaining fighter tactics. I get the criticism - I do not consider her hawt, but in my experience, girls who share a common male interest are viewed more favorably.

See also, girls willing to play DnD in the 80s/90s. Just them showing up was +5 to their Charisma score.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (cfSRQ)

604 Read "Jaws" and you will!

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I'd say the same goes for The Godfather.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (+y/Ru)
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"The Godfather" was a bodice ripper disguised as a book about the mob.

And, yes, "Jaws" the movie was better than "Jaws" the book.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (WEBkv)

605 By Noah Berlatsky
If the Trump era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth.
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Which was not, of course, what motivated large numbers of people to vote for Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (cg4r6)

606 "State of emergency in effect. Neo-Nazis arrested over fears of violence in VA"



This thing is a set up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (I2dne)
They don't any problem with arresting people BEFORE they've done anything...anything at all... eh? Well, that's good to know. That'll be handy later.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (e284m)

607 Wait until trump is re-elected. These people are going to get dangerous.

Oh don't doubt it for a second. They will be out of their minds with hate and revenge.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (dUJdY)

608 >>>That is an excellent movie and I cannot tell if it is too cynical or not nearly cynical enough.


Now I think the latter.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (PbpT7)

609 594 I looked up his stats on Baseball Reference,he was really good.I think it was his shoulder he blew out though

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (KNsKs)

610 Tom Hanks in The Money Pit was his last good movie. He became a douche after that.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (T9S9h)

611 pretending to be Planet Managers.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 05:54 PM (WmJSv)
+++++++++
These people couldn't manage a Planet Hollywood, let alone the real thing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (I2dne)

612 574 564 Bull Durham is great but he is not believable as a million dollar arm because he throws like a girl.
Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:50 PM (KNsKs)

True. You can tell Costner has at least some athletic ability.

Nuke ? I don't think so.

Posted by: jsg at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (t1/GK)

613 Was just in the break room.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (I2dne)


We have a break room?

Posted by: hogmartin at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (t+qrx)

614 We used to have a saying around here: "that's gayer than Tom Cruise playing volleyball".

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (T9S9h)

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Well, it is about sailors, so...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (cfSRQ)

615 578 Spartan is also good by him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:45 PM (l4C/z)

That is an excellent movie and I cannot tell if it is too cynical or not nearly cynical enough.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (GbPPJ)

You know the answer to that.

Sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (l4C/z)

616 Kelly McGillis was nice in Witness but yeah she has a
really butch vibe. Kind of distracting. Meg Ryan was outrageously
adorable as she always was back then.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

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She had to be a butch because she was explaining fighter tactics. I get the criticism - I do not consider her hawt, but in my experience, girls who share a common male interest are viewed more favorably.

See also, girls willing to play DnD in the 80s/90s. Just them showing up was +5 to their Charisma score.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January




I think what he was trying to say is butch / ugly.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (HALdu)

617 Weird thing:

I read Benchley's The Island and The Deep. The Deep I read multiple times.

But I never read Jaws!

I had heard about the differences in the book and it just sounded so wrong.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)

618 There isn't an Overton Window any longer, because there are no media accepted by everyone as reasonable to administer one.

Posted by: jdgalt at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (3SFo/)

619 If I was a card-carrying KKK member, why can't I identify as an eight year old Girl Scout Brownie?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (vGJY7)

620 Tom Hanks in The Money Pit was his last good movie. He became a douche after that.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (T9S9h)


meh, I think Hanks is overrated

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (vEIlU)

621 You can only deny the vote to a felon.

Voting for Trump is therefore a felony to these people.

Felons can't own guns.

Easy peasy.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Ocb7c)

622 There is no debate Last of the Mohicans movie is better than the book.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (ZCEU2)

623 Kids, not Kiss.

Stupid AutoCuckolder

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Ogiun)

624 Dr. Strangelove, The Searchers, The Thin Man



Fight me. Mic drop.

Posted by: Archer at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (gmo/4)

625 They don't any problem with arresting people BEFORE they've done anything...anything at all... eh? Well, that's good to know. That'll be handy later.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (e284m)


Another Tom Criuse movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (aS1PU)

626 @603
I get your point as well. And I think that part of her totally non-hot vibe was the fact of zero chemistry with her male lead for (ahem) certain reasons.

A case of a fish truly not needing a bicycle if there ever was one.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (SqopC)

627 590
Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)



Yup. I like that movie and you get 3 Meg Ryans in one movie.


i have no response to that.

Posted by: Anachronda, drinking orange soda at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (sGtp+)

628 Was just in the break room. CNN's Chyron: 
"State of emergency in effect. Neo-Nazis arrested over fears of violence in VA" 

This thing is a set up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:53 PM (I2dne)

Understatement.

Monday is MLK day.


Posted by: Wut at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (NSFCQ)

629 @588
Can't have Trump making inroads with the black community.

No, no, no.

So we will get a multitude of Charlottesville setups.

And one or two MKUltra patsies will carry out their programming.

It's going to get froggy between now and election.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (keZH+)

630 "The Godfather" was a bodice ripper disguised as a book about the mob.

If you strip out the crap about sex and most of the storyline about Nick Fontaine... its a very lean and excellent story. Apparently the author Puzo had been writing for a while with little success, so he decided to try one more time, but to pack the book with all this salacious stuff that would sell to see if he couldn't get a book deal, and give up if it didn't work.

The result, The Godfather.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (KZzsI)

631 Never saw the movie, though. I don't like Tim Robbins and I don't like Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: ace


I can't stand Tim Robbins either but The Hudsucker Proxy and Shawshank are too good to miss just because he's a prick.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Ogiun)
**********
Can't stand them, but you will love them in this move.
Just checked with my voice remote and TNT is showing it so you may want to record it. Just a suggestion.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (wiXsO)

632 But if Trump become Preznit again, Princess Meghan Khardashian will remain in Canada! What will we do for leadership!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (e284m)

633 Gayest movie scene ever: Rocky and Apollo on the beach.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (r+sAi)

634 Please to explain the two pilots in the briefing scene:



"This is giving me a hardon"

"Don't tease me"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (l4C/z)

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Sorry, that's how actual military guys talk.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)

635 >>>Cheif stupid questioneer - how does it know when to stop growing?

I worried about that too.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (PbpT7)

636 "Under the Greenwood Tree" is WAY better than the book!

I'm a HUGE Thomas Hardy fan... and that's not a very good book.

The movie is splendid!

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (NKLzy)

637 The Mothman Prophecies.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.

----

"Where's my watch?"

"In your shoe... under the bed."

DAMN!

I said to my wife, "You gotta see this! A Richard Gere Movie that I LOVE!"
=====

The book is rambling and hard to get through, but it's even creepier.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (JcXHH)

638 Oh don't doubt it for a second. They will be out of their minds with hate and revenge.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (dUJdY)
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I think that ship has sailed. They're just waiting to get their violence freak on and burn down more than just a car or building.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (WEBkv)

639 I am not sure that is a victory that media approval and trust is in the toilet for a large portion of the public as the Right simply has not been able to build parallel institutions to replace it. That is probably due to the fact that the oligarchs on the Right agree with much of Leftism in social issues other than economics. Most very wealth figures on the supposed Right are in fact libertarians that more or less believe in Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism.
Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (EUDB2)


Congress's approval is low too. It doesn't truly translate to votes though, but have they ever had a choice?

Trump was the first in a long time that all people could vote for.

They are trying their darndest to stop it, but there it is.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (vEIlU)

640 Sorry, that's how actual military guys talk.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)


Can confirm.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (t+qrx)

641 the documentary by Kurt Russell about his dad, Bing, and the minor league baseball team he owned is great.

Posted by: x at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (nFwvY)

642 Kelly McGillis was nice in Witness but yeah she has a
really butch vibe. Kind of distracting.
-------

That would be because she's les.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (cg4r6)

643 Theif

Posted by: Archer at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (gmo/4)

644 Sorry, that's how actual military guys talk.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)
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blue collar factory guys too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (WEBkv)

645 meh, I think Hanks is overrated

Maybe, but if you've ever had to do renovations to your home you will laugh your ass off at the movie.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (dUJdY)

646 "This is giving me a hardon"

"Don't tease me"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (l4C/z)

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Sorry, that's how actual military guys talk.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (cfSRQ)

Oh absolutely. I swear basic training was a ten week gay joke.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (xPJvm)

647 The Kurt Russell baseball story on Letterman : https://youtu.be/COHxVU7SD3w

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (4e+hS)

648 Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

Yup. I like that movie and you get 3 Meg Ryans in one movie.

i have no response to that.
Posted by: Anachronda, drinking orange soda at January 17, 2020 05:57 PM (sGtp+)


Heh.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (aS1PU)

649 I am not sure that is a victory that media approval and trust is in the toilet for a large portion of the public as the Right simply has not been able to build parallel institutions to replace it. That is probably due to the fact that the oligarchs on the Right agree with much of Leftism in social issues other than economics. Most very wealth figures on the supposed Right are in fact libertarians that more or less believe in Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism.
Posted by: whig at January 17, 2020 05:47 PM (EUDB2)
++++++++++++
It's a victory. Are there replacement parallel institutions? No. Would it be good if there were? Yes. Is it better to go without anything until it decays and fails and can eventually be replaced? Also yes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (I2dne)

650 That would be because she's les.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January



You mean after she divorced her husband?

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (HALdu)

651 But I never read Jaws!



I had heard about the differences in the book and it just sounded so wrong.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)

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It is wrong. Honestly, it won't hurt your opinion of the movie and may actually increase it because they cut all the crap out about the summer people/winter people and Hooper's affair with Mrs. Brody.

Also, the shark gets away in the book.

Not kidding.

The book kind of sucked.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (cfSRQ)

652 Weird thing:

I read Benchley's The Island and The Deep. The Deep I read multiple times.

But I never read Jaws!

I had heard about the differences in the book and it just sounded so wrong.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)



Jaws the book is more or less all class warfare, all the time.

It's boring.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (GbPPJ)

653 Trump has achieved the lowest black unemployment rate in the history of unemployment. The racist company NBC, its racist parent Charter Communications, and their racist employee Noah Berlatsky have made their racist motivation clear in their racist desire to remove Trump from office and negate his achievements, their racist agenda clearly being to reduce American blacks back into abject poverty and dependence.
As racists, they should all be prevented from voting but also silenced and deplatformed on social media as per SPLC's request.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (0V/8D)

654 >>Understatement.Monday is MLK day.


Oh man, they're making it so obvious.


Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (bDqIh)

655 Oh absolutely. I swear basic training was a ten week gay joke.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash

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Don't ask, don't tell, but definitely joke about it.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (NKLzy)

656 They've already done this. Californians approved Proposition 8 to defend traditional marriage, and the courts overruled the voters by saying that the only reason anyone could have voted as they did was because of bigotry.

Posted by: Socratease at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (BT83d)

657 Trump has achieved the lowest black unemployment rate in the history of unemployment. The racist company NBC, its racist parent Charter Communications, and their racist employee Noah Berlatsky have made their racist motivation clear in their racist desire to remove Trump from office and negate his achievements, their racist agenda clearly being to reduce American blacks back into abject poverty and dependence.
As racists, they should all be prevented from voting but also silenced and deplatformed on social media as per SPLC's request.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (0V/8D)
+++++++++++++
The last time black unemployment was this low, they were slaves. Ergo, Trump is pro-slavery and a consummate racist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (I2dne)

658 That is the problem. Most people, and I include me in this, are not willing to step back and admit that fundamental core beliefs they hold are wrong. It's why the NeverTrump brigade is so nasty and shrill. Their perfect little theories of how the world should be have been proven wrong and they cannot accept that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 05:15 PM (GbPPJ)


Exactly. And that is why mantra comeback (other than "Greta will save us!" /s is

"But what if you're wrong...?"

and they go on and on and I say

"But what if you're wrong?"

...

"But what if you're wrong...."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (vEIlU)

659 Its a lesser known Tom Hanks movie but Joe vs The Volcano shows her at her absolute glowing best. Great little movie.



Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

I agree the movie is very underrated. Sure there are things about it that come off as crazy or stupid. But the entire movie is played as a bit of a fairy tale. They don't go for realism but more for symbolism.

I noticed that they almost never mention the film when talking about Hanks or when he is reenacting his films on youtube. But the movie draws from even Ulysses. In some ways it is comparable to Ground Hog Day in its depth and lack of reality.

I think even the Red Letter Media guys reviewed it but I liked it long before that. Not the greatest movie but it was at least something different.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (n13/j)

660 Forrest Gump.

The book is absurd.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (NKLzy)

661 Bull Durham is great but he is not believable as a million dollar arm because he throws like a girl.

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Say what you will about Michelle Obama, she doesn't throw like a girl.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (+y/Ru)

662 When I heard on radio they arrested like 3 neo- nazis I figured it was a set up, probably some FBI undercover begged them to public come out.
Its al to keep the narrative of racism.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

663 I bing watch Last of the Mohicans in down time. That's one of Daniel Day Lewis' best movies. Plus it's a great story.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (T9S9h)

664 I guess ROTC Field Training was different for me, mind you- Chair Force, so we weren't infantry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (l4C/z)

665 (I guess I"m all about things which are bonded.)

Perhaps you should clean the Vespa's seat between rides.

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (FhXTo)

666 609 594 I looked up his stats on Baseball Reference,he was really good.I think it was his shoulder he blew out though
Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 05:55 PM (KNsKs)

I listened to the commentary he did with John Carpenter for Big Trouble in Little China. He seems a lot like what he seems like on screen, a genuine, likable guy. He makes a quip toward the end:
'Well, I am not sure you enjoyed hearing us ramble on about a movie from 20 years ago, but the cigarettes weren't stale and the company was good.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (2B9A/)

667 the documentary by Kurt Russell about his dad, Bing,
The Battered Bastards of Baseball. Yup, awesome.

And btw, the 2017 Astros and the 2018 Red Sox should have their World Series wins vacated. Immediately.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (r+sAi)

668
I worried about that too.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 05:58 PM (PbpT7)
The answer will probably be something simple...probably, cover it with a tarp.
Gonna have to read on this. Who knew our zombie pocylypse would be concrete run amok.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (e284m)

669 Cheif stupid questioneer - how does it know when to stop growing?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 05:52 PM (e284m)


Robot Revolution!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (vEIlU)

670 "The Princess Bride"

Movie is far better than the book.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 06:03 PM (WEBkv)

671 OT Judge Sullivan really should spare himself the embarrassment and just dismiss the case against Flynn.

He has to know with 99% certainty Flynn will be pardoned, and immediately.

Powell claims to have a witness to original 302, in which Flynn was not found to be untruthful.

Even before this, Sullivan may have tarnished his reputation by not forcing the prosecution to completely open the kimono. There has been so much obvious misconduct (so bad that they are even hiding behind obvious *additional* misconduct, claiming key original documents can't be found - when TF was a federal case ever allowed to survive by a judge when such outlandish misconduct as already revealed, to include non-waivable conflict of interest within original defense team?).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 17, 2020 06:03 PM (El6T/)

672 A MUMR sighting.

Sigh.

Why can't Machines for Sale come back and post instead?

*shakes fist at heavens*

Posted by: Sharkman at January 17, 2020 06:03 PM (Ogiun)

673

Berlatsky is a graduate of Oberlin College, Class of 1993, where he majored in History and Creative Writing. He also holds a Master's Degree in History from the University of Chicago.

This clown is pushing 50, yet presents as ... an early-70's Weatherman? a throwback to the Little Red Schoolhouse (of NYC)? a clown who got upstaged by Lena Dunham?

... and NBC takes him seriously. Oberlin Ober Alles.


Really, does his wife support him? I can't find any information.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 17, 2020 06:03 PM (FlRtG)

674 godfather trivia I just looked up:

I read this book, too, and I remember them saying "pezzonovante" a lot. I thought it meant like "asshole."

No, it means "big shot." I guess it means "piece of ninety," as in a ninety caliber bullet.


...

"A pezzonovante is a . 90 caliber bullet -- a big shot. Like a senator or a judge. It's an insulting way to characterize someone who thinks they're important but aren't really."

...


Oh wait -- I guess it does sort of mean "asshole," too, when you say it sarcastically.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:03 PM (PbpT7)

675
Sean Bean did not die in "Anna Karinena", but he was an odd choice for Vronsky, who is usually a suave pretty boy.

Posted by: sal at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (bo8pf)

676 Brought up while the Caine Mutiny film is a great movie the book is twice that.

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (ZCEU2)

677 Sorry, that's how actual military guys talk.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
---------

'F*uck you guys', is a friendly greeting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (cg4r6)

678 It is wrong. Honestly, it won't hurt your opinion of the movie and may actually increase it because they cut all the crap out about the summer people/winter people and Hooper's affair with Mrs. Brody.

Also, the shark gets away in the book.

Not kidding.

The book kind of sucked.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January



Ok, but if the book and the movie are entirely different what is the point? The movie is not so much better than the book as it shares a name.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)

679 Forrest Gump.

The book is absurd.

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (NKLzy)

The author, Winston Groom (I think that's the name) wrote another one I liked, about a young LT in Vietnam. "Better Times than These," I believe. Never bothered with Forrest Gump.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (xPJvm)

680 Oh absolutely. I swear basic training was a ten week gay joke.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 05:59 PM (xPJvm)

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After don't ask don't tell got repealed, it got really bad. Every other phrase was "not that there's anything wrong with that" kind of jokes.

Everyone was doing the "oh, wow, now we can at last reveal our love!"

Now it's back to the normal levels.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (cfSRQ)

681 s wrong. Honestly, it won't hurt your opinion of the
movie and may actually increase it because they cut all the crap out
about the summer people/winter people and Hooper's affair with Mrs.
Brody.

Also, the shark gets away in the book.

Not kidding.

The book kind of sucked.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (cfSRQ)

The book was worse for sure. "You have to give Benchley some credit for creating the idea but the movie was far superior to the book. I read his next book called "The Beast" and it was not much. I think they made a tv movie of it but there is nothing there.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (n13/j)

682 @662
"When I heard on radio they arrested like 3 neo- nazis I figured it was a set up, probably some FBI undercover begged them to public come out.
Its al to keep the narrative of racism."

Hell probably 2 of the 3 WERE FBI agents.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (SqopC)

683 >>>670 "The Princess Bride"

Movie is far better than the book.

true, but with a lot of these, I wonder: Isn't that just because I saw the movie *first* and so it's the movie, not the book, that I take to be the first and authoritative telling?


BTW, Marathon Man by Goldman is a very very mean and cynical little thriller. Better than the movie. A lot better, a lot meaner.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (PbpT7)

684 I am a steam locomotive and Ace is mixing European plastik in with the coal.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (WmJSv)

685 NOOD election, trump, black support, WSJ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (I2dne)

686 663
I bing watch Last of the Mohicans in down time. That's one of Daniel Day Lewis' best movies. Plus it's a great story.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:02 PM (T9S9h)
It is kinda impressive as he hacks and slashes his way across the battle field near the end, destroying everyone who's stupid enough to get in his way. I have to admit I found that to be a good action sequence.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (e284m)

687 Bunch of Harold Lloyd shorts on TCM this weekend.

Always makes me happy!

Posted by: RKae at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (NKLzy)

688 Jaws the book is more or less all class warfare, all the time.

It's boring.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 17, 2020 06:00 PM (GbPPJ)

Doesn't Roy Scneider's wife bang little Richard Dreyfuss in the book? Am I misremembering?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (2B9A/)

689

Ratatouille Pizza about to come out of oven. With pepperoni just because.

experimental...

Have a great weekend folks.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (vEIlU)

690 The Green Mile is good except they had the real murderer of the little girls right next to the falsely accused guy. A murderer who they had to know worked for the murderer girls parents .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (qcIWB)

691 Ok, but if the book and the movie are entirely different what is the point? The movie is not so much better than the book as it shares a name.

Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)
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Some script writers manage to do what editors should have done to the original book.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (WEBkv)

692 Fortunately I served before the DADT bullshit. So it was just fun, stupid soldier humor.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 17, 2020 06:06 PM (xPJvm)

693

NOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 17, 2020 06:06 PM (vEIlU)

694 Too bad they never made a movie out of Benchley's "Rummies"

Posted by: Ben Had at January 17, 2020 06:07 PM (5/P8U)

695 "Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (e284m)"

Ha!

Me= *rewind* *rewind*

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:07 PM (T9S9h)

696 BTW, Marathon Man by Goldman is a very very mean and cynical little thriller. Better than the movie. A lot better, a lot meaner.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:05 PM (PbpT7)
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That is a good book.

The dental technician part makes me cringe still and I haven't read it for years.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 06:07 PM (WEBkv)

697 Ok, but if the book and the movie are entirely
different what is the point? The movie is not so much better than the
book as it shares a name.





Posted by: not so at January 17, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)

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You are making zero sense.

If the movie is better than the book it isn't a true adaptation???

This is "No True Scotsman" territory.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (cfSRQ)

698 All right, all right I'm going

Posted by: Skip at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (ZCEU2)

699 here's some trivia:

In My Cousin Vinny, the original script was just like the movie, EXCEPT the actual killers were not caught. The movie just ended with Vinny proving that the witnesses must have seen another car.

But the director and the studio didn't like that; they thought the audience would want the closure of knowing the killers were arrested.

The screenwriter was really pissed about this and all but denounced his great script for this change.

I gotta say, I agree with the director and studio -- but again, is this just because that's the way I know the story? that that was the way I think the story SHOULD go?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (PbpT7)

700 Forrest Gump was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest. That alone would get the movie cancelled today. What a time we live in. NBF was pretty much a jagoff during the war and after. But isn't it amazing that we hear that x, y, or z could not be made today on a regular basis? What is going on today that we can't do things anymore, not even tell stories?

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (n13/j)

701 Now you can't have two guys be buddies without people assuming they're queer.

Yet another problem that we didn't formerly have thanks to the Left and their constant obsession with secks everywhere between everybody all the time.

*sigh* I miss the old days...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 17, 2020 06:09 PM (HaL55)

702 I bing watch Last of the Mohicans in down time. That's one of Daniel Day Lewis' best movies. Plus it's a great story.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav!
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During the filming, extras sporting Mohawks were a common sight hereabouts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2020 06:10 PM (cg4r6)

703 My Cousin Vinny would be inconclusive without that ending. Just my opinion.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:10 PM (T9S9h)

704 688 Yes but I think he is an athletic young guy in the book and it is a class thing.He is her class and Chief is not.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 06:10 PM (KNsKs)

705 >>>703 My Cousin Vinny would be inconclusive without that ending. Just my opinion.

I imagine so. But the script did leave no doubt that the accused boys were totally innocent, and this wasn't just some fancy legal hocus-pocus.

I imagine the screenwriter worked hard to get the details right (the movie is often praised as one of the most accurate courtroom dramas) and maybe he just objected to this corny, we-caught-the-real-killers-after-a-single-phone-call deus ex machina.

But I kinda like knowing they were caught.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:11 PM (PbpT7)

706 "During the filming, extras sporting Mohawks were a common sight hereabouts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2020 06:10 PM (cg4r6)"

Very cool. They also Could have just sauntered down to 10th MTN. There are always a few guys sporting Mohawks there. Lol

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (T9S9h)

707 Just saw a trailer for A Quiet Place II.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (4e+hS)

708 I gotta say, I agree with the director and studio -- but again, is this just because that's the way I know the story? that that was the way I think the story SHOULD go?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (PbpT7)
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Not finding the actual killers seems to be a bit of a plot hole to me.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (WEBkv)

709 feels like they are setting us up for something bad to happen.

Posted by: spypeach at January 17, 2020 05:28 PM (7R8A2)

*********

They are... and they're going to blame it on you.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (flINI)

710 Rush has been saying for almost a year now that the democrats will try to make voting illegal. Looks like he was right.

Posted by: B. Hammer at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (P7Mrk)

711 Jaws the movie was better than the book.
Lonesome Dove the movie was equal to the book.

Goodfellas was a great adaption of the book but basically word for word. The same with No Country for Old Men as the book was basically a screen play.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:12 PM (n13/j)

712 I gotta say, I agree with the director and studio -- but again, is this just because that's the way I know the story? that that was the way I think the story SHOULD go?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:08 PM (PbpT7)

The thing about any story is, once the writer turns it loose, it becomes the audience's. It is one of Lucas' prime failures. He may hate that Han shot first or that things looked a certain way in his movies or that scenes got dropped, but those are how and WHY people cherished the movies, in their original forms.

The whole deal about never releasing the theatrical cuts or whatever, really shows the contempt Lucas has for his audience- the people who made him rich and valued.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 17, 2020 06:13 PM (2B9A/)

713 2 maybe 3 people on this thread will take the time to go to Richmond on Monday and others will fret that they are being used by being portrayed as racists? I hope I'm not reading that right, for it is no winning formula for keeping our rights as free men.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 17, 2020 06:13 PM (FTlwv)

714 "But I kinda like knowing they were caught.
Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:11 PM (PbpT7)"

Agree and I like the way it was done. When the sheriff walks back into the courthouse and back on the stand, it adds a lot to the ending. It really provides a "feel good" ending and conclusion to the drama

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Carl Gustav! at January 17, 2020 06:14 PM (T9S9h)

715 >>>Goodfellas was a great adaption of the book but basically word for word

my friend always points out that both the book and the movie imply/claim that Henry Hill never killed anyone (including Billy Bats).

He says Henry Hill had to claim that to get his deal with the government.

And he says: Bullshit. He killed a lot of guys.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:15 PM (PbpT7)

716 2 maybe 3 people on this thread will take the time to go to Richmond on Monday and others will fret that they are being used by being portrayed as racists? I hope I'm not reading that right, for it is no winning formula for keeping our rights as free men.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 17, 2020 06:13 PM (FTlwv)
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VA is probably the last peaceful stand. Either the cops and government do their job, or the match is lit.

I pray for peace.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 17, 2020 06:15 PM (WEBkv)

717 Of course he killed people.No way they would have kept him around otherwise.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 06:16 PM (KNsKs)

718 The last time black unemployment was this low, they were slaves. Ergo, Trump is pro-slavery and a consummate racist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 17, 2020 06:01 PM (I2dne)
That's why I said "in the history of unemployment." We didn't start measuring unemployment until the 1880's. Suck it, racist Democrats who favored slavery! The Constitution requires that you stop voting!

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:16 PM (0V/8D)

719 I think catching the baddies kind of deflated the entire defense. Did they need to prove all that if they other guys were caught? Isn't the point of a trial that they were not guilty by reasonable doubt?

This is the first I am hearing of this but I think it would be better without catching the real killers. It kind of deflates the point of all Vinnie's work imo.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:16 PM (n13/j)

720 >>>This is the first I am hearing of this but I think it would be better without catching the real killers. It kind of deflates the point of all Vinnie's work imo.


that just occurred to me, too, and it occurred to me that this is a problem with Perry Mason type stories too.

If a lawyer gets you off because he found the real killers -- is he a great lawyer? Or just a great detective with a law degree, who may or may not be a great lawyer?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:18 PM (PbpT7)

721 So do I Blake.

I have never planned to attend this event armed. I am going to be a face in the crowd, and hopefully get a chance to voice my opinion with my Delegate.

This is a game of numbers, and sadly, we are losing it right now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 17, 2020 06:19 PM (FTlwv)

722 In Vinny's case, though, he had clearly already won the case before the cop confirmed his suspicions. The jury was already ooohing and aahing.


"Go ahead, you can say it. They already know."

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:20 PM (PbpT7)

723 There's a great little bit in My Cousin Vinny, when Mona Lisa Gambini is giving her testimony about wheelbases and positraction, when the prosecutor slides his eyes to look over at the jury, to see how *they're* reacting to this.

And, unfortunately for him, they're all rapt.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

724 wait, it was Mona Lisa Vitto.

I guess later she became Gambini.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:22 PM (PbpT7)

725 a lawyer gets you off because he found the real
killers -- is he a great lawyer? Or just a great detective with a law
degree, who may or may not be a great lawyer?

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:18 PM (PbpT7)

true. It almost warps the entire point of the judicial system.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:22 PM (n13/j)

726 Harmilton Burger never even charged the right person let alone got the conviction.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 06:23 PM (KNsKs)

727 Vinnie slammed the point home so hard the state moved to dismiss all charges. That's a better outcome than an acquittal IMO. Of course no real life prosecutor would ever do that, no matter how clear the exoneration evidence.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:24 PM (0V/8D)

728 >>>true. It almost warps the entire point of the judicial system.


it wouldn't matter in a Perry Mason story because the dramatic arc there isn't "Is he a real lawyer or not?"

But that is Vinny's story. That's his quest, his challenge.

But, as I pointed out, the kids were already cleared before the Sherriff (who is D-Day from Animal House, by the way) put a bow on it all.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:24 PM (PbpT7)

729 Hop-A-Long casadiece

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2020 06:25 PM (FhXTo)

730 >>>Vinnie slammed the point home so hard the state moved to dismiss all charges. That's a better outcome than an acquittal IMO. Of course no real life prosecutor would ever do that, no matter how clear the exoneration evidence.

1, yeah, but he did that after the sheriff testified.

But 2, I think he said "Based on the evidence presented by Miss Vito *and* Sheriff whatever," he was dismissing the charges. Lisa's testimony was already enough for an acquittal.

and 3, yeah, he actually would dismiss charges. The case was completely lost, and ethically, if he brought it to the jury, he'd be violating his oath. He knew at that point the kids were innocent, and a prosecutor is not supposed to bring a case where there is a reasonable doubt of innocence, let alone a case where it has been conclusively proven that the accused is innocent.

Of course, that doesn't apply to Mueller-Brand Prosecutors...

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:27 PM (PbpT7)

731 Goodfellas was a great adaption of the book but basically word for word



my friend always points out that both the book and the movie
imply/claim that Henry Hill never killed anyone (including Billy Bats).



He says Henry Hill had to claim that to get his deal with the government.



And he says: Bullshit. He killed a lot of guys.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:15 PM (PbpT7)

yeah i dont' know about that one obviously but it makes sense. They had to have a guy who was not "so bad" but they needed a guy to make their case. The thing about Hill in real life vs the guy in the movie is the real guy was not glamorous at all and was more like the person described in the book and movie and less like Ray Liotta.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:27 PM (n13/j)

732 The prosecutor was presented as a decent man. He wasn't a villain, and he prosecuted the kids because he thought they were really murderers.

It seems to fit that if he became convinced they were innocent, he'd dismiss the charges.

BTW, I think a dismissal is actually better for his W/L rating than a loss at jury!

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:28 PM (PbpT7)

733 put a bow on it all.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:24 PM (PbpT7)

Relieves Vinny of the moral quandary people put on criminal defense lawyers (aren't you helping criminals beat the rap?) so the movie can present him as a true hero.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:28 PM (0V/8D)

734 >>>Relieves Vinny of the moral quandary people put on criminal defense lawyers (aren't you helping criminals beat the rap?) so the movie can present him as a true hero.


well, he was. In the movie, they really were innocent. and innocent people *do* get prosecuted.

It's rare, but movies are about the rare things, not the everyday things.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:31 PM (PbpT7)

735 ethically, if he brought it to the jury, he'd be violating his oath.
Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:27 PM (PbpT7)

I don't know any prosecutor who follows this rule of ethics, do you? I also don't know any state bar association (besides North Carolina in an extreme case) that would disbar a prosecutor for prosecuting a known innocent.
Just seems to me all the stories we hear about withholding exculpatory evidence indicates (a) prosecutors don't care about convicting the innocent and (b) state bar assns don't care about forcing them to stop

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 17, 2020 06:33 PM (0V/8D)

736 MCV set up good dramatic tension by showing us that the kids were entirely innocent, but then also showed us a case that appeared to be sound and which proved their guilt.

So what's going on? Is there a conspiracy? Is everyone lying?

And even if they are, how can they prove their innocence in the face of three eyewitnesses with no obvious reason to lie?

Even with all of the jokes, that tension remains throughout the movie, until Vinny starts taking apart the case.

But before Lisa's testimony, it's sill likely the jury will resolve any doubts in favor of the prosecution and find the kids guilty.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:33 PM (PbpT7)

737 >>>I don't know any prosecutor who follows this rule of ethics, do you? I also don't know any state bar association (besides North Carolina in an extreme case) that would disbar a prosecutor for prosecuting a known innocent.
Just seems to me all the stories we hear about withholding exculpatory evidence indicates (a) prosecutors don't care about convicting the innocent and (b) state bar assns don't care about forcing them to stop

I imagine it's violated all the time, but not by everyone. And I have to repeat, the prosecutor Trotter was never shown as being anything but a decent law-and-order guy. It wasn't like he was accusing people he knew to be innocent. The circumstances against them were hard.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:35 PM (PbpT7)

738 also, Vinny didn't just poke holes in Trotter's case. After Lisa's testimony, even the prosecution's own expert witness had to admit that there is "no way" that the defendant's car made the tire marks.

"Go on, you can say it. They already know."

I mean, the case was done. It had been blown up. Nothing was left of it.

Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:36 PM (PbpT7)

739 But, as I pointed out, the kids were already cleared
before the Sherriff (who is D-Day from Animal House, by the way) put a
bow on it all.





Posted by: ace at January 17, 2020 06:24 PM (PbpT7)

heh, I see that now. It is funny when you realize people from one movie are from another long after you saw them. It took me forever to realize Dish Boggett from Lonesome Dove was the guy from Gardens of Stone.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:39 PM (n13/j)

740 one interesting thing about Goodfellas is that it showed the lowest run of the Mafia. These guys were not even made mafia members other than Paulie. They were not even part of a crew really. They were associates, not even soldiers.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:42 PM (n13/j)

741 and there was a shadow shaming campaign against Marissa Tomeii with the conspiracy that they called her name by accident and she was not supposed to win the Oscar. That is B.S. She was awesome in that role.

Posted by: Quint at January 17, 2020 06:44 PM (n13/j)

742 I wanted to like Gardens of Stone but when that dumb bitch tells him hat the US is doing in Vietnam is genocide I want her to just cunt punt her out of his house.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2020 06:45 PM (KNsKs)

743 Nathan Bedford Forrest : Memphis' first White Civil Rights Advocate

http://bit.ly/2R2j4PS

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 17, 2020 06:46 PM (yQpMk)

744 If it's not free choice, it's not a vote. It's an entitlement. This guy is saying Democrats are entitled to it.

see, also; intersectionality; "I'm automatically entitled to win the argument because I'm a bigger victim than you are."

These are the power tantrums of children.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 17, 2020 07:11 PM (Ndje9)

745 So if I vote against the fake Indian I'm racist?

Posted by: Case at January 17, 2020 07:33 PM (uXIzs)

746 63red has linked to this thread.

Posted by: French Jeton at January 17, 2020 07:39 PM (9Nrxu)

747 So what does that say about the leftists who voted for the blacked faced klansman who is governor of Virginia!

Posted by: Bang-a-gong at January 17, 2020 08:41 PM (Qc+Wp)

748 NBC was better when Chet Huntley was drunk

Posted by: SMOD at January 17, 2020 09:37 PM (X5CsJ)

749 Shove it up their God damned filthy Jew cunts sideways and burn in hell!!!

Posted by: Mark Matis at January 17, 2020 09:50 PM (nZJej)

750 It will end with Noah hanging by his heels in a gas station. Put there by his more radical pals who did not find his views woke enough. I love the Left. It always eats their own.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at January 17, 2020 09:57 PM (Ju2mK)

751 I may be jumping to conclusions, but the name Noah Berlatsky sounds pretty Jewish to me. Statistics say average IQ of Ashkenzi Jews is significantly higher than the overall average. Berlatsky is obviously holding down that number from being even higher.

Posted by: Clean Willie at January 18, 2020 03:32 PM (TwCsL)

752 Voting for people who keep inner cities dirty, trashed, violent, poor, and chaotic should be illegal.

Voting for people who have dumbed down public schools to the point of idiocy should be illegal.

Voting for people who create "entertainment" filled with profanity, nudity, violence, and the dehumanization of women should be illegal.

Voting for people who advocate the slaughter of infants, sucking out their brains, and dismembering their bodies for fun and profit should be illegal.

Voting for people who spend taxpayer funds to attack their political opponents with endless slander, contrived allegations, fake documents, and con artists should be illegal.

Voting for people who contrive climate change scams to manipulate and deceive the public should be illegal.

Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2020 06:12 PM (X5CsJ)

753 More from the Lying Peacock News Frankly Obama rule by decree and ignored the Constitution when ever it suited him NBC has nothing to say that's good

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 19, 2020 02:27 AM (FLiOE)

754 Obama's first act in office was racist - he taxed "white people". He signed a bill into law that taxed tanning booths/beds.

Posted by: YEah at January 19, 2020 07:44 AM (7XZ1E)

755 Discriminators against discrimination, unite!

Posted by: Denny Crane! at January 19, 2020 11:55 AM (QxTuE)

756 Noah Berlatsky is an ignorant fool - the Constitution keeps the Federal and State governments in line - not the people.

Posted by: Vampire Jesus at January 25, 2020 05:21 PM (EOa9I)

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