Saturday, June 24, 2017

Women In TV!

Enough about this Republican plot to give tax breaks to the rich at the expense of the poor children. These motherfuckers have proven to be subhuman creeps bent on destroying the nation, get rich doing it, and still get re-elected by cult members indoctrinated by Fox News, right wing radio and their own bigotry. For now, fuck em all.

Television is great nowadays. Its so damn good that you dont have enough time to watch it all. But 3 shows out there are so dominated by women who soar far above everyone else that they are not to be missed.

House of Cards (Netflix) is getting a bad rap because the crazy scenarios dont seem so crazy any longer. It is a compelling show that has just gotten better as far as I am concerned. But one person has stepped up and taken over the show even as Kevin Spacey's Francis Underwood has grown a bit stale. Robin Wright has gained control of this show every bit as much as Claire Underwood has gained control of the country. Now I have not seen this entire season yet because I dont binge anything except crap that makes me fat or drunk, but from what I've seen thus far, Robin Wright deserves every Emmy she's ever received. Oh wait, she's never got one? Christ on a cracker thats insane. Well at least that orange pile of melted bronze, Donald F Trump, has none either. Robin Wright is absolutely the reason to watch this show. You cannot stop both hating her guts, and wishing she was real. If women werent their own worst enemies in the voting booth, Claire Underwood would already be running the show.

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu) is the tale of Mike Pence's America. Based on the Margaret Atwood novel, the Hulu series studies what would happen if a theocratic maniac, like Mike Pence, ever came to power and put the broads in their place. Elizabeth Moss dominates this show mostly out of the fact she's in virtually every scene and she's damn good at it. Never once will you scream less Moss, more Joseph Fiennes. Moss plays the role of the Handmaiden with a sadness and a sense of rebellion that you cant stop watching. She's the anti-Claire Underwood, powerless yet yearning to be free. I did see the entire series and thought it got better and better and cannot wait for the next set of episodes. I'm going to break my rule here and say, not scream, less Moss and more Alexis Beidel. Her character disappears halfway through the season and made me wonder what happened because I refused to admit she may be dead. But since Beidel has been made a regular for next session, this show may even get better with age.

Orange Is The New Black has dropped on Netflix and I have seen a few of them. This show has been so up and down with me I often wonder why I stick with it. I mean I swear to Christ that when Piper and Alex or that fucking Brook is onscreen I lose all interest in not only the show but in life itself. Those characters are a gigantic snooze. But when the remainder of the cast is onscreen it really is a fascinating study in women characters. I love the backstories, I love the characters, I love the fact the inmates are all scholars. On the other hand I hate that horrid opening song and I despise Piper, Alex and that fucking Brook. Bit I still watch because of Tasty and Red and Caputo and Crazy Eyes and Diaz and Morello and Nicky and Cindy and Yoga and Pennsatucky and Sophia and Boo and Judy and those two meth heads and the whatever happened to Lori Petty. So I will eventually find out if this riot takes up the whole season. I still want more. Even if do catch a short nap every now and then.

But before I go, lets me hail one woman who has dominated a great show for years and that is Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland. Danes has carried that show for 6 seasons now and shows no sign of letting go of her crown. She has two Emmys for Homeland and each is well deserved. Not to mention Danes has the unique ability to say the word fuck as naturally as a DeNiro, a Pesci or a Pacino. From the first time I heard her exclaim about the Pakistani Spy Agency "I dont trust those fuckers" Claire Danes has a spot in the fuck Hall of Fame. And that is a great honor. Claire, you're fuckin great!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day!

I have no idea what my Dad is doing here but I'm sure it had something to do with if you get this penny into this bottle Nixon wont win.

Happy Father's Day Dad. We all miss you.

Is It Too Soon?

Is it no longer too soon? To talk honestly? Or are we supposed to stand down and let the Republicans continue on their closed door mission to take away health care from millions, stomp on non-Christians, back off on progress in the attempt to take a nation back 75 years, closet the gays, and starve the poor? Uhhhhh no.

Republicans were practicing for an annual meaningless baseball game they play against Democrats on a ball field in Alexandria, Virginia when shots rang out. There was a gunman attempting to pick them off one by one. Representative Steve Scalise, a bigoted white nationalist from Louisiana, went down from a bullet to the hip. Two members of Scalise's security detail sprung into action. Crystal Griner and David Bailey both engaged in a gun battle with the Bernie Bro (cant leave that out or Donnie Junior will cry)and were hit themselves. The gunman was killed and Scalise was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and is expected to recover and get back to being an asshole very soon.

Crystal Griner is a black gay woman married to another woman. The kind of person who people like Scalise abhor for whatever reason lies in their sick minds. David Bailey is a black man. So when a black man and a black woman save this right wing kook's life, you may think that a lot of views may become murky. Gun nuts who favor mentally ill domestic abusers being able to walk into any gun store and buying whatever the hell they want may think a bit more about their definition of freedom. They may think a bit more about accepting money from a terrorist organization like the NRA. They may think that since a black man and a black gay woman saved the life of a powerful House member maybe their views on gay rights and civil rights are outdated and plain wrong. Maybe they will think of the danger they faced that day and stop being pricks and love their fellow man no matter their color, their sexuality, their religion or their gender.

Christ what am I thinking? Of course thats not happening. Scalise will meet with Griner and Bailey, get his picture taken with them, put it in his fundraising letters, and get back to suppressing their rights just as fucking soon as he can. Guys like Scalise dont change. They are motivated by money and adulation from fellow white nationalists whining about "special rights" and "white male oppression". Look, I am glad Scalise wasnt killed and hope he recovers fully. I am recovering from a broken leg and at my age am afraid I'll never be the same so I identify with severe injuries. I also hope Scalise does have an awakening to his past behavior. His "I am David Duke without the baggage" days. But I doubt it.

These times are volatile. The right jumped on this shooting so fast to whine about the left and its "hatred". Donnie Junior went crazy on twitter blaming the lefties, I assume because Daddy's phone had been hidden by the adults in the White House. Sean Hannity and the other media creeps cried about leftist hate, Kellyanne Conway wept about how 50% of twitter would cheer her shooting. Cmon Kel, you aint that important and besides it would be more like 75%. But the right loves this shooting. Its the event they have been wishing for for years, that and another 9/11. Now they have it. A Bernie Bro shot one of their own. Yippee! Meanwhile another shooting actually killed 4 people the same day in San Francisco and not one of them gave a shit. Paul Ryan stood there and did his best impression of a human being by decrying the shooting and then went back to his Ayn Rand man cave and plotted to starve old people.

The shooting of these people was horrid and it is terrorism. Terrorism that is preventable by not allowing domestic abusers and crazy people to obtain guns. But they will do nothing. As usual. So to hell with all of them who fail to act.

Meanwhile, Nikos Giannopoulos, Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, doesnt give a damn what Trump's America thinks about him. And quite frankly, neither Trump nor Melania seem to care either and that is what makes this whole administration so deplorable. Nikos Giannopoulos teaches high school kids in Woonsocket (what a name) and is, gasp, a proud gay man. My goodness, Mike Pence must have moved even further back in his White House closet like office to avoid such nonsense such as honoring one of his own them. People like Nikos, who dont hide who they are, are the key to stopping this administration's lurch back into darkness.

Much like I hope that Scalise comes around to sanity. I hope America dismisses the nutjob 30% and comes to say no more. We have come a long way in my lifetime, not far enough by any means, but it is better than when I was a child. This whiplash type nonsense to go back to when white men were king and the rest stayed in their place will eventually be crushed. Progress is inevitable.

Good job Nikos.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Philando Castile And A Cast Of Thousands!

I mean my eyes are bad, real bad, so bad I need glasses so thick you could cook a steak with a well placed sun. But even my lousy eyes saw a man murdered in his car by a cop with a gun up in Minnesota.

Philando Castile was by all accounts a decent guy, a good guy, a guy loved by students at the school he served as cafeteria supervisor. But Philando Castile had one "flaw". He was born black and for that he was gunned down in the passenger seat of a car driven by his fiance and with her 4 year old daughter watching from the back seat. Diamond Reynolds had the smarts to live stream the entire sickening affair on Facebook. Officer Jeronimo Yanez of the St Anthony Police Department, the shooter, was acquitted by a jury of his peers yesterday of manslaughter in the killing. Now again, I'm blinder than an NBA referee but watching that tape pretty much showed me a man shot numerous times for telling the truth to a police officer that he had a registered gun and was going to reach for his license. BAM! Philando Castile bled out in that car as the officer already began covering his own ass screaming that he told him NOT to do something he apparently did tell him. In front of a 4 year old child. And again, nothing will be done.

White people have the prevailing attitude that being a cop is one tough job and it is. The attitude is if you're not doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about. Well thats pretty much true, if you're white. But its not true if you're black or Hispanic or in the case of Omaha, Nebraska, a Native American. You are constantly under police surveillance. Hell I think Castile had been pulled over 46 times for some strange reason. This crap has to stop.

Speaking of my bad eyes, I know I have seen videos of people, mostly minorities, being murdered, killed, subdued by the cops. But how many convictions? You guess,

I have seen James Boyd killed by police in Albuquerque, Richard Ramirez shot in Montana, Jason Harrison shot in Dallas, Eric Garner choked to death in New York for selling loosies, Kajieme Powell shot in St Louis, Charly Leundeu Keunang murdered killed by LAPD, Walter Scott shot in the back by a dirty cop in South Carolina who had a drop gun, Tamir Rice gunned down by cops who never even bothered to get out of their car.

Do my eyes deceive me? Only if I'm on a jury apparently.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Comey Don't Play!

Sometimes having a job sucks. I mean not only is it an activity so awful they have to pay you to do it, it takes 8 hours or more out of your day. Then you cant watch James Comey tear Donald F Trump a new comb-over in front of a gang of Trump apologists and a smaller band of super heroes bent on saving America from this cyclone of ineptitude called the Putin Trump Administration.

So I listened as much as I could. Things I learned from James Comey today.

1) Donald F Trump is a liar

2) Donald F Trump is under investigation for collusion with Russians bent on electing him their puppet president and for obstruction of justice.

3) Donald F Trump is such a slimy pile of scum, that grown men who are 6 foot 7 are begging others to not leave him alone with him ever again.

4) John McCain is a senile old crank. Talk about #Sad.

5) Republicans are throwing their hands in the air defending Trump and coming up with an even newer excuse. Donald Trump is a dumbfuck. Cut him some slack.

6) Donald Trump Jr is a pale imitation of his father on twitter. He tweets as fast as his crooked old man, but the content is only 39 year old crazy, not 70 year old syphilis crazy.

7) Idaho has elected some real boneheads to the Senate but Senator James Risch may be the boniest head of all.

8) Little Marco Rubio has no pride left in his lil body.

9) Senator John McCain watches late night Arizona Diamondbacks games proving he is a senile old crank

10) A liar like Sarah Huckabee Sanders defending a liar like Donald Trump is just so precious. Just like her Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm dress.

11) Jim Comey knew Trump lies like a 12 year old dog because he took notes after meeting with the Liar In Chief

12) Mike Pence and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions are just as guilty as the Spy in Chief

13) The Russian hookers definitely peed on Donald Trump or as Comey referred to it as "salacious" things he couldn't discuss in open hearings.

14) Trump is so lonely he has dinner with dullards like Tom Cotton

15) While Comey was telling the world what a complete slimy gob of algae Trump is, The House was making it easier for the big banks to fuck over the economy again

16) "Lordy I hope there are tapes" is as good as anything Alexander Butterfield said

17) Senator Roy Blunt (House Plant-Mo) asked a great question "“If the president hadn’t fired you, would you still be the FBI director?”. But it begs the question. How may times a day does Mitch McConnell have to water that idiot?

18) Senator Angus King (Mighty Mustache-Me) not being able to beat Comey to the punch with “Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” was the moment Trump went HUH? the loudest. Ya see Trump is a dumbfuck. See #5.

19) Trump's shyster lawyer, Mark Kasowitz, definitely tans at the same place Trump turns orange. And lose the Andrew Jackson hair. Or is that how you got the job? Because Trump admires genocidal maniacs?

20) James Comey may turn into the John Dean of this inevitable destruction of a putrid administration. For that all real Americans, not Russian puppets, should say thanks a lot.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Week I Wish It Wasn't!

Another crazy week has ended and another one has begun. This last 136 days of absolute chaos has been a nonstop descent into the cavern of irrelevance this country voted for. Well, again, not really, but whatevs. Nice going , hillbillies.

Conservatives became all pearl clutching earlier in the week by a picture posted by shock comedian Joan Rivers Jr Kathy Griffin of her holding the bloody severed head of one Donald F Trump. Conservatives, nahhhhhh I'll cut them a break, it was Trumpers, who are simply hateful cult members led by an orange tub of goo, became all offended as they tend to do whenever their Jim Jones leader is called a name or in any way dissed, went crazy. Like a band of hyenas engorging on a wounded wildebeest , these Ted Nugent loving gangs of human wackiness demanded apologies, demanded firings, hammered Griffin's employers, demanded things that could never happen so they could stay all pissed, the natural state for white nationalists Trump voters.

We heard from Donnie Junior, who seems to have taken point in defending his slap happy sperm donor. Donnie Junior attacked relentlessly. CNN, Kathy Griffin, CNN, CNN, CNN. When CNN eventually fired her from her 4 hour a year gig, it wasn't fast enough for the slayer of endangered species. Donnie Junior has learned, I'll give him that. He is becoming his father. A totally dishonest baby pool of orange slime.

Kathy Griffin then did what she should have NEVER done. Hold a presser with a publicity seeking lawyer and turn herself into a victim. Jesus, Kathy, the Trumpers already hate you, why piss off your fans by crying and turning yourself into yet more Trump debris? The Kathy Griffin I know and love would have apologized and then said no I meant to do this, hold up the phony severed head of a bloody Donnie Junior. Kathy let me down.

Bill Maher comes across to me as a complete asshole. I doubt I would like him in real life. I cringe when he attacks Islam, I roll my eyes when he shoves his atheism down my throat, but he's the voice of reason in so many ways, I watch him anyway. Maher dropped an N bomb while speaking with a neanderthal Senator from my state named Ben Sasse (Watch out-Ne). Now Sasse is likable, he comes across as reasonable, but when he asked Maher to come to Nebraska and "work the fields" Maher said he was more of a "house n***a" and moved on. Shit, Bill, cringe to the umpteenth power. What the fuck? You cant say that.

Cue the conservative outrage again. While most of the Trumpers were convening their Bund meetings and talking smack about towel heads and beaners and lezbos and homos and n bombs, the fact a libertarian said n***a made them spit out their Pabst. Oh my, the Trumper boners were raging as they could go apoplectic on a couple of comedians they hate in one goddamned week? What the hell? Heaven for Trumpers.

Maher also apologized after claiming his lack of sleep was causing him to drop the house n bomb. Well that and the fact Ben Sasse (Con Artist-Ne) is so charming he thought he was in friendly company. Now Bill has been in trouble before, and will be in trouble again, thats who he is. But this time he brushed the third rail. I hope he recovers, just as I do hope Kathy recovers. But it is going to be a rough few weeks for both.

London experienced another terrorism event. The world was outraged, again. Three mentally unstable criminals decided to run down people on a bridge in a rented truck, hop out and start stabbing innocent people. London police within 8 minutes shot all three of these creeps and the carnage was over. London went on with business. They upped police presence, the investigations of these criminal cells continued, and the Brits, stiff upper lip and all, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, told the world the truth. All Foreign leaders expressed their support for the British people and gave their condolences to the dead and injured. Well almost all.

Donald F Trump moved on this tragedy like he moved on bitches asking for it. He first pimped his travel ban. THEN he expressed sympathy. THEN he hammered the Muslim Mayor of London by taking a quote out of context. The slimy POTUS, elected with 3 million less votes than his opponent, then began a twitter tirade about his so called travel ban. Like a whiny ass teenager who knows he's beaten, Trump doubled down on the "travel ban" saying his Department of Injustice Justice was a bunch of pussies and that his unconstitutional original travel ban was the way to go. This of course is nothing more than a shout out to his base of bigots, gun nuts.Nazis, idiots and low IQ low information fans. The Supreme Court must be face palming over this. At least some of them are, right? I just dont know any longer.

NBC News, in its never ending quest to be liked by the righties (give up for chrissakes), unleashed Megyn Kelly onto America as a kind of desperate attempt to grab the crowd under 60 who doesnt watch 60 Minutes. Now Kelly, she of the soon to be late Fox News, is really nothing more than a right of center news reader who got onto the wrong side of the band of thugs called Donald F Trump fans by actually asking him a relevant question at a debate. Kelly caused a crowd of baboons to laugh and cheer as she noted Trump's misogyny and the downhill slide at Fox began. So NBC overpaid her to do what she does.

What she does is cover for the power structure, and ask softball questions of a murderous dictator who has the POTUS in his back pocket. Oh that damned pee tape again. Kelly is now the woman who got run over by a bunch of cultist hoodlums in the United States and run over by a hoodlum running Russia and by proxy, The United States. And for this, NBC pays her millions. Millions.

Looks like NBC News has given Megyn Kelly and early Christmas with their millions. That interview with the President of the United States Russian leader was so soft you could say it was mighty white of her.

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Pittsburgh Accords!

Mark it down. June 1,2017. The day the United States of America gave up any moral leadership they may have had in the world and simply became a very large bully whose only claim to fame was we can bomb the shit out of you. What did anyone expect? The country somehow elected a 70 year old bloated ignoramus to lead it into this isolationist bubble. The somehow can be debated endlessly as Trump supporters use their great math skills to scream how 67 million is more than 64 million and how an affirmative action electoral system did its job by installing white supremacists into office or how upset they were by their racism cultural anxiety bigotry homophobia sexism Islamophobia economic anxiety over their jobs being outsourced to foreigners like Obama.

Donald F Trump is the goddamned fucking Anti-Christ and I dont even believe there's a Pro-Christ. This man, bent on settling personal scores, has become a danger to not only the United States, but now to the entire world. By pulling out of the Paris Accords in an attempt to turn the country back into 1940's Pittsburgh by appealing to a bunch of coal miners still destroying their lives willingly cuz Daddy was a coal miner and grandaddy was a coal miner and by gawd my kids will be coal miners too. Anyone with any sense of the future knows that coal is dead. There is no such thing as clean coal. Green is the way of the future. But Trumpski, the Putin puppet, will never stop catering to dummies clinging to the past. He has convinced them that up is down, left is right, Russia is our buddy and Germany is our enemy, and that a bad Kathy Griffin joke is far worse than a great Obama "joke".

I will not tell everyone I know all about the Paris Accords. I just assume people a whole lot smarter than me, like scientists and dummies like that, put the data together and other people smarter than me examined it. They then put it into an accord signed by every nation in the world other than Syria, in the midst of a revolution and led by a murderous despot, and Nicaragua, who though the Accords were drawn up by a bunch of pussies not willing to go far enough. And now us. A nation led by a Toddler In Chief who felt slighted by other leaders because they excluded him from building a whole lot of golf courses in Europe to make him even more money. That and the speculation that Putin told him to pull out to further a rift between our Allies of 70 years and us. Oh that damned pee tape.

Donald F Trump has to be stopped. The only people who can stop him are the Republicans. Thanks to gerrymandering and voter suppression, this party of greedy moral dwarfs owned by special interests won the Congress again. Two years is a long time. 2018 is the only hope we have left. To rid ourselves of this band of corporate puppets, soulless zombies, racists and outright idiots from any role in leading this nation into being an island of ignorance while the Russians and the Chinese take advantage is paramount to our survival as a world power. Yeah sure, we can drop bombs on people and kill thousands of innocent civilians ISIS fighters anytime we want. So what? That doesnt make you a "power". It makes you a bullying asshole everybody hates and eventually they band together to take down. To do so means partnering up with other bullying assholes who at least pretend to be on your side. We cannot let that happen.

So on June 1, 2017 this overgrown orange pile of fungus has withdrawn us from the world. We can only hope that Mayors and Governors and responsible business leaders can tell the orange pile of toxic sludge to go pound coal with his base. For the next 18 months, its our only task. Throw these government hating pricks out.

Just dont get body slammed by petulant billionaires. Instead punch back. Punch hard..

To Pittsburgh I say, you are a modern thriving city insulted by an orange pile of soot. So enjoy your second straight Stanley Cup. You've earned it after that insult.