Thursday, February 4, 2016

BEST FILMS OF 2016: WHAT A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR TENTPOLE FILMS!

Some years I struggle to come up with ten films I loved enough to put on a list like this. Other years, like this one, ran the gambit much like 1999 did which had some great films (Fight Club, South Park, The Matrix) and some truly awful ones (Apt Pupil, Phantom Menace, The Haunting). But let's start with what was awesome about last year's great flicks before we tear into some of the worst films in recent memory. There were so many great films, I had to raise it to 11 this year.

BEST OF 2016:

11)What We Do In The Shadows- A mockumentary about four vampires living together in New Zealand, each from a different time period is a laugh riot and a must see for anyone who likes horror comedy. The director, writer, and star of the movie must have gotten rave reviews from the little seen film as he has been set to direct the new Thor movie. This guy is going places, and even has a sequel to this called, We're Wolves, about a pack of werewolves seen in Shadows led by comedian Rhys Darby. Rent this soon.

10)The Martian- Matt Damon gets stranded on Mars and "has to science the shit out of this," to survive. Basically, a one man play for much of this, Damon soars being funny, sad and terrified all at once. The supporting cast is mostly an after thought but actors like Jessica Chastain and Jeff Daniels make the most out of thin characters to create believable moments that lesser thespians would have slept walked through. A true suspense film that Ridley Scott was robbed of an Oscar nod for. If he was black, he would have screamed bloody murder about it but instead realized that it just wasn't his year, even if the film was a tremendous success.

9)The Big Short- If you told me someone would make a movie about the housing crisis of 2008 AND it was a comedy, I would asked what you were smoking. But leave it to Adam McKay to figure a way to do just that, which also landed this film several Oscar nods, and deservedly so. Using Anthony Bourdain cooking or Margo Robbie in a bubble bath to talk to the audience to explain complex housing laws was genius. So was this film.

8)Ex Machina- Featuring two people who would go on to be in the latest Star Wars film, this independent showing about what AI might be like was brilliant to the last shot. A man is hired to find out if a created robot with AI is really alive or just mimicking human actions with no real knowledge of right and wrong. What follows is sexy, jarring and very realistic. This had the kind of twist ending that M. Night used to make.

7)Ant-Man- Somehow better than the Avengers this year, this smaller picture was everything the Iron Man ensemble wasn't: cohesive, fun and new. Paul Rudd nails it was a thief trying to reform himself for his daughter's sake when he is given a second chance when he becomes Ant Man who has the power to shrink (and eventually grow) while chasing after a bad guy who wants to use that same technology for profit, society be damned. Evangeline Lily is set up nicely to be the Wasp in the sequel and Michael Douglas as the former Ant Man, Hank Pym gives the movie real class. Much better than it had any right to be.

6)Spectre- Bond is back and so is SPOILER ALERT: Blofeld, which if you haven't heard by now, too bad. Not nearly as good as either Casino Royal or Skyfall, it is still better than almost all of Pierce Brosnan's stuff and light years better than Tim Dalton's. Bond is after a new orginization, Spectre, thus the title and of course, Blofeld who rules it. Good action, but the whole Bloffeld reveal is a little lame and I wish it had a better ending. But it's still Bond and I will still be buying next week on DVD.

5)Hateful Eight- I love Quentin Tarantino films. I have seen every one since Reservoir Dogs in a theater and I have never been truly disappointed, although the second Kill Bill was just okay. This one was great, with standout performances by Kurt Russell, Sam Jackson, Tim Roth, and Jennifer Jason Leigh with everyone else along for a fun, gory ride. I love when dialogue is sharp and bitter like this screenplay was, and I am glad the director didn't give up on it when it was leaked on line. A must see for film aficionados.

4)The Revenant- A brilliant film that may be the winner for Best Picture and it is deserving of said prize. Shot as if Terrance Malik directed it, this is a gorgeous, bloody work that tortured Leo DiCaprio so much he got the flu twice. The "true" story of a fur trapper that gets left for dead by a douchebag fellow trapper, who also kills his half breed son in front of him, is a revenge/survival film that is brutal to sometimes watch. I doubt I will ever see this film again but I am thrilled to have seen it the one time.

3)Jurassic World- Wiping the stink that was The Lost World and the okay Jurassic Park 3, this first time big tent pole director nails it with a funny, scary, adventurous sequel. It was everything that Stephen Spielberg's misfire wasn't with star performances from white hot Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard (somehow running at top speed in heels), that sold this picture along with a new, giant dinosaur that was highly intelligent and invisible, Indominous Rex. Add in a ton of Pterodactyls, a giant fish dinosaur, along with two NOT annoying kids and you have one of the biggest films of the year. How was this not up for Best Picture?

2)Star Wars- I smiled from ear to ear this entire movie. From the moment the scroll started, I was eight years old again, even seeing it with my mother made it seem like old times. Yes the plot was slightly derivative of the original (did we really need another Death Star?) but the cast was perfect, Kyle Ren was everything young Darth Vader should have been in the awful prequels, and Han Solo rocked. I can't wait for the next one. Again why is this not up for Best Picture?

1)Mad Max:Fury Road- No film was better than this masterpiece that was so awesome even the Academy realized it and nominated it for ten awards. This is the front runner for Best Director and could even win Best Picture. How awesome would that be? George Miller is in his seventies and he shamed younger directors with this two hour car chase that was short on dialogue and CGI and long on action and actors saying tons with their facial expressions. I think Charlize Theron got robbed for best supporting actress for her role as Furiousa but there was a lot of great performances by women this year. Mad Max took decades to come back and even with Tom Hardy taking over for Mel Gibson, it was worth the wait. Miller said he wouldn't make any more Mad Max movies after this which is the most depressing sentence I could write but who knows, maybe he will change his mind or some young gifted director will take over. This one is a masterpiece that I will never tire of watching. And neither will you.

Honorable Mentions: Inside Out. Kingsmen. San Andreas. Focus. Zombeavers. Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spy. Ted 2. Anomalisa. Creed. Straight out of Compton. Black Mass. A Walk In The Woods. American Ultra. Shawn The Sheep Movie. Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation. Trainwreck. Minions.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

THE ZIKA VIRUS, THE IOWA CAUCUS, FLINT'S WATER SUPPLY AND OTHERS THINGS THAT SMELL FUNNY!

It is become an epidemic of untruth's lately and the main reason this world is circling the drain. We are being lied to on a daily basis by the government, our media and each other to such an extent that no one knows which way is up anymore. This week we saw more finger pointing and half truths that make me want to stick my head in the oven with gas on.

Let's start with the latest string of booga booga, the Zika virus. I have been studying dangerous viruses and their effects for decades now. I know more about filiviruses that anyone not a doctor, the history of the 1918 flu outbreak and how media has been hyping up past diseases for ratings. The Zika virus appears to be no different.

We keep hearing that this disease is sexually transmitted, affects pregnant women and is the next form of AIDS apparently. Only the truth is, the disease is ONLY harmful to pregnant women, while the rest of us might come down with a slight case of flu like symptoms. The media has jumped on the thin possibility that paralysis might also be a symptom but that has not been verified by any medical organization that I could find. More scare tactics apparently.

Further study shows that there are are only a handful of cases in Brazil that can be linked to the disease and that of the 4180 cases suspected of having a birth defect, only 280 could be verified and of that number only six had the Zika virus. Meanwhile, here at home, 25,000 cases of microcephaly have been reported. Oddly, the AP report, which lately has been a virtual non stop parade of provable lies, diminished that number to 2500, which is off by a factor of ten. Why? Does no one who works at the AP actually know how to do any real reporting because I rarely see it? These are the same assholes who keep telling me that "known economists," who are NEVER named, say that bringing back the Glass Steagal Act would not have prevented the destruction of Bear Sterns of the Lehman Brothers, which is odd because that is EXACTLY what it would have prevented. The AP is propaganda to the likes of which Nazi Germany would have been proud.

I would like to see a breakdown of where these cases are found as it is possible that Fukushima radiation, our water supply or the air we breath could all be a factor here, much more likely than a disease which is almost certainly NOT the culprit. Yet, our worthless new media keeps telling us otherwise. It's another classic case of distractions so we don't notice that both sides of the aisle seem to be keen on poisoning us to death.

Flint Michigan knows this. Rick Snyder was chased out of restaurant recently by angry customers. I am surprised he wasn't lynched. People are reporting things like their hair falling out, not to mention lead poisoning for all, while the city demands they still make payments for water they can't drink. The words FUCK OFF come to mind.

But Flint is not alone as recent studies show that a lot of our water supply is contaminated, especially a lot out on the East Coast. Thankfully, other than Roxbury, most of MA has clean water. The same can be said of surrounding states, which includes all of Rhode Island, NY and PA. Yuck. Where is our news media with that story? Why are we not fixing our infrastructure as we need to hire people anyway? The main reason is the powers that be don't give a flying fuck about the rest of us and would rather we die than survive.

We have methane flying out in California, poisoned water across the nation, toxic food that is not getting any better and a public that seems not to care. Chipotle has six outbreaks recently which is unheard of. The funny part is may not be entirely their fault as our food supply has become so dangerous due to lack of inspections that this is most likely happening on a near regular basis and just not being reported. Most people who get sick don't know how they got it, do not go to the hospital, and just wait it out. If the true numbers came out, the public would be shocked how unsafe our food supply is. This is because Republicans, and some Democrats, are in the back pocket of the industry that put profit over health. If we have a media worth a damn, we'd know about this. And who is eating at Chipotle still? You people are really dumb.

Lastly there is the Iowa Caucus, a process so badly run that we should ignore the results. Trump has correctly called Cruz a cheater as he spread false rumors about Carson suspending his campaign, which he and most of the others should as well, as well as releasing misleading flyers that revealed confidential voting information about neighbors. On the democratic side, 5% of the prescient voting data is missing, which is enough to swing an election toward Hillary and away from Bernie. The same voting issues could also be seen on the Republican side. When is our democracy going to wake up and take action when it shows the votes are being stolen? Have we learned nothing from 2000 and 2004?
 
The whole process itself is a joke. Let's make it simple. One vote, one person, majority wins. Problem solved. As long as no electronic voting is done that is. If the establishment really runs the show, we are going to see Hillary versus Rubio. How is that democracy? 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

IOWA CAUCUS 2016: WHO WON, WHO LOST AND WHO QUIT!

What a night. Ted Cruz won, Hillary somehow both won and lost, and a lot of candidates died a painful death at the ballot box. It showed the GOP Caucus was far better run than the Democratic side which seemed less like a voting process and more like a game of Red Rover gone horribly wrong. People stand up and debate each other as people mingle on opposite sides of a room to say who they want to vote for. Viewers on C-Span watching one such prescient vote, noticed huge irregularities in the way the vote was counted, coming in hundreds short than the first count had originally. Once again, the leadership of resident harpy Debbie Wasserman Shultz rears its ugly head again and shows how out of her depth she really is.

The GOP had a clear winner and that winner is NOT Trump which I find hysterical. He spent at least seven hours off of Twitter with no pithy insults for being a LOSER because I doubt his brain could handle the fact he LOST. I just love writing that. Trump lost. Trump lost. Trump LOST. God, that feels good. Unfortunately, an even worse candidate did win and that is the moron that is Ted Cruz. The good news is that Iowa is well known for picking losers and it seems unlikely that his momentum will continue into NH. The bad news, is he may still be competitive in the South and Midwest. Other than Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz is the worst choice for president we have. He will kill us all with his absolute stupid policies. I also doubt he has any chance of winning, even if gets the nomination. His candidacy will get first time voters out to vote against him in droves, even if that demon Hillary is his opponent.

The big winner from the GOP side was Marco Rubio who came in a close third, inches behind Trump and is now the establishment candidate. This propels him into NH with a full head of steam and may siphon some votes off of Trump who may now be ruing the day he skipped the last debate as that seemed to hurt him far more than either I or most of us thought. Rubio is going to get lots of money and support from the rest of the candidates that are dead men walking.

Two got the hint and quit yesterday. The ballots weren't even done yet when Martin O'Malley announced he was giving up. As he secured less than 1% of the vote, that seemed wise. He waited too long to get in, Bernie Sanders stole his thunder, and he had no money for ads. I see NH ads all the time and I have never seen one ad for him. Literally everyone else had an ad but him in this area. I even saw ads for Pataki before he gave up. With no money, you have no chance in this kind of race. Mike Huckabee also got the hint that it was time to go as he finished near last in the Iowa polls, the state having moved on from his win way back in distant 2008. The funny part is that everyone below Rubio is also done, including Jebra Bush who can look forward to retirement after NH because he is doing even worse there, Carly Fiorina whose support has collapsed in recent months, and Ben Carson who many may think quit weeks ago with his stealth presidential campaign. Expect more to give up after NH, with the few stragglers left to compete after Super Tuesday.

The Sanders campaign can claim victory even if they did indeed lost, which is still open for debate. News media service have reported that 90 sub-prescients still haven't finalized their count yet and one county prescient hasn't given their data at all. This could be 2012 all over again where everyone thought Mitt Romney won until a second count showed Rick Santorum won by 34 votes. Sanders campaign has suggested that we never know the actual results which seems a little shady for the strongest country on the planet. We can put men on the moon but we can't count accurately?

It has also be noted that coin tosses decided six prescients, all of which went Hillary's way which is one in 64 odds. This is not out of the realm of chance but still. And why coin tosses? How about a revote until one side wins? Would rock, paper, scissors be acceptable? High card? This just seems so arbitrary.

Clinton, if she did indeed win, barely did so, which has to be blow considering she was 50 points ahead last year. Sanders can claim victory just by not getting blown out and only losing by a few tenths of a percentage points. Young people should be commended for coming out in droves to vote for Bernie giving me some small hope for the future. Old people on the other hand should just hurry up and die already for voting for this bitch over Sanders. She is the status quo and certain death down the road. Bernie represents hope. What is so hard to understand about that?

NH is a week away and Trump and Sanders look to capture the momentum they need to continue, which polls say is highly likely. Stay tuned for more on how this all turns out.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG!

I hate billionaires. They are sucking the life from this planet and are stealing from us all blind. We already have one running for president that a lot of us are VERY wary of, now another may enter the race, this time with possibly disastrous consequences. The former mayor of NYC, Micheal Bloomberg, is talking about entering the race should it come down to a Trump versus Sanders race. This is telling for a number of reason that I will get into later and may demonstrate how screwed we really are. Let's see those runner ups in a crowded week.
 
10)Marvin Jacob Lee- This drunk asshole shot a good Samaritan who stopped to help him after getting stranded in the snow. The obviously intoxicated dick got mad when authorities got called and shot the man who stopped to help him several times. He claims to have no recollection of anything that night. People who do this kind of thing make society less civil and courteous, as it makes everyone even less trustful of each other and kindness dies a little more. This fuckwad should be castrated publicly and forced to eat them afterward. He's the worst of the worst. And then I found this next guy.

9)Joel Wright- This 23 year old seminary student from Ohio was arrested this week for trying to go to Mexico to have sex with an infant.YUCK! The fact he was studying to be a priest, and the fact that Googling "seminary student arrested for X" brings up dozens of cases like this over the last ten years, makes this all the more horrifying. Becoming a priest seems to attract a lot of people with devious sexual urges who wrongly believe celibacy is the only way to go. This dick is the worst. THE WORST!

8)Bundy Militia/FBI- Once again, we have a case that seems cut and dried until you look at it a little closer and realize the FBI may be lying to us again. Considering their track record with telling us the truth, cases like this make us question them even more. First off though is the Bundy militia, a group so brainless and apparently inbred, that they failed to understand the first rule of hostage taking is never leave the hostage. These dorks went out on a deserted road with the entire leadership inside with no protection or plan for what to do when the FBI swooped in, which they did. The guy who made the ridiculous dashboard cam was arrested separately after he went home to visit his kids. Hope he enjoyed it because chances are good he won't see them except behind glass the next time. Now all they have is people probably named "Skeeter," and "Cooter," left at the wildlife reserve, with barely a brain cell between them. The FBI on the other hand have the own problems. As body cams STILL are not on every single police office and agent yet, all we have from them is grainy helicopter footage that may or may not show the one militia guy killed going for his gun. The footage does seem to show that cops shot him first, and the motion that they said was him reaching for a gun, was actually him grabbing where he was shot. Pictures of the victim show his gun on the opposite side he was reaching for. Why grab a gun with your less dominant hand? The video is too far away to determine who is right. If only we had the technology to put cameras on people. If only.

7)B.O.B- This rapper may actually be dumber than the militia above. This week this total retard sent out a series of Tweets claiming he had "proof," the Earth was flat. Where to even begin. We have photos from space that show the Earth is round. We have had astronauts from all of the planet circle the Earth with footage to prove it. Back in the 90's, we have the NASA channel which you could watch the Earth spin in live action. This is dumbness to the nth degree and when assholes like this start spouting off provable nonsense, the world dims a little more. This is why we still have conspiracy theories like the Boston Bombing was a hoax, Sandy Hook was a lie, and Obama is a secret Muslim from Kenya. B.O.B also thinks we never landed on the moon even though anyone with a good enough telescope can see the lunar landing module with their own eyes. Can we please stop the stupid train because I and millions of others want off?

6)Ayatollah Khamenei and Iranian President Rouhani- Speaking of people who believe ridiculous nonsense, the Ayatoallah was recently quoted as saying the Holocaust was a hoax, meaning he is no better than some of the arm chair detectives who believe the same crap as a third rate rapper. The Holocaust happened and there is more than enough proof that it did regardless of what your weird cousin Stan thinks or what you read on the Internet. When Iranian President Rouhani visited France recently, France bent over backwards to cover naked statues when they toured the Louvre. But hilariously, the French drew the line in the sand when the Iranians refused to enter a luncheon unless wine was not served. That was too far and the French said "fine, then we don't eat." Do not fuck with a Frenchman and his wine apparently.

5)Germany, Sweden and Migrants- The country is starting to fall apart and not without reason. After Merkel and her cronies went out of their way to cover up constant attacks by foreigners, mostly refugees, and saying more are welcome, fed up people protested by the tens of thousands in front of the capital. Her hold on power has never been more tenuous. Sweden is about to deport 80,000 refugees back home as attacks on migrants escalates due to a rape culture that is anathema to Western practices. But as he we have this idiotic idea that tolerance is applied equally in all cultural norms, which is asinine, problems are arising fast and furious. This will not end well as the rise of fascism is rearing it's ugly head here and abroad and, if history is any indication, will end badly for us all.

4)Paul Allen- Yet another billionaire who feels the rules do not apply to him. Because of this douchebag's megayacht, 80% of the Cayman Island protected coral reef was destroyed. I have swam there on vacation and am glad I did because it no longer exists. Apparently, he dragged his massive anchor for miles, wrecking the area. His fine should be 90% of his income to fix what he destroyed, accident or not. I'll say it again: I HATE BILLIONAIRES!

3)Planned Parenthood Video Makers- This week, a Texas grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrong doing, the 12th state to do so. What this conclusively proves is that the Republican party's talking point about this was never real, a real blow to Carly Fiorina's cratering numbers. The truly funny part is that not only was Planned Parenthood cleared, the two idiots who made the video in the first place are the ones being arrested for fraud and trying to buy baby parts in the first place. That is hysterical. Hope they get real time for this damaging piece of propaganda.

2)Republicans- They have not had a good week as Donald Trump still masterfully controls the airwaves. I may not like the Donald for a lot of reasons, but I still like him a lot more than any of the other idiots running for president which somehow, someway would be worse. And this week, they showed it. Jebra Bush is dying on the vine (thank you SNL for that fitting insult) and is blowing through more money with less effect than anyone else. Sarah Palin showed her special brand of lunacy when she endorsed Donald, leading to a string of nonsensical word salad that was barely changed when Tina Fey impersonated her recently, just like 2008. Ted Cruz sent out water to families affected by the Flint, Michigan water crisis but only to supporters who were also anti-abortion, so I am guessing one case at most. Carly Fiorina hijacked a bus load of first graders during a field trip to the local botanical garden to attend a anti-abortion rally. Bet the parents loved that. Ben Carson has apparently fallen asleep and no one can wake him up as he has disappeared from sight especially during the debates. It's coming closer to reality that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee and he will lose. That is unless....

1)Michael Bloomberg- Because having one billionaire in the Presidential race is not enough, the former mayor of NYC is talking about a third party run. Polls suggest that he will draw heavily from democratic voters due to his idiotic no gun stance, a third rail topic, and finish with about ten to twelve percent of the vote. In every scenario, whether it be Bernie or Hillary, a Bloomberg run becomes another Ralph Nader and may give the GOP run of the White House in a close election. And what if Trump somehow loses? Could this give us President Cruz? I. Will. Vomit. Blood. Polls suggest strongly he has no chance of winning so why enter? Because either the powers that be want him to or his ego is too big to realize the damage he will do by entering. I know which one my money is on and it is the later as people are really, really stupid lately, no matter their stance in life.  The fact that he will not enter the race if Hillary gets the nod show how controlled our politics are. She represents the status quo, which the elites want. Trump and Sanders represent change for better or worse, which is why Trump is so appealing to so many, as is Sanders. Vote for Sanders in the Iowa primary tomorrow regardless of threats from this midget.  He is our last and best hope. So congratulations Michael Bloomberg, if you run or even if you don't, you are indeed douchebag of the week.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CONSPIRACY THEORIES GALORE HIT THE INTERNET. WHICH ONES AREN'T FAKE?

One of the final gasps of any society is the breakdown in trust that occurs when mankind's evil side overtakes his better judgement. Tell me that isn't happening after spending ninety seconds on the Internet. In just the past few days, several wildly inaccurate conspiracy theories and dubious science scenarios have been plastered everywhere. Whether it be rapper B.O.B., who said he had "proof" the world was flat, or Iran's Ayatollah calling the Holocaust a fake, to people who still think the president was born in Kenya and is a secret Muslim. When does respecting someone's belief system cross from needed tolerance to ridicule? The way it has to be is everyone is entitled to their own belief system but no one is allowed to force their nonsense on anyone who doesn't want it. And if your belief system allows prejudice, hatred or absolute backward thinking, the rest of us get to treat you with complete disdain. No one should be made fun of if they are religious. At the same time, believing the world is only 6000 years old is retarded and it has to stop.

This week, rapper B.O.B sent out a bunch of unfortunate texts which I can only hope is actually a brilliant hoax into seeing how gullible white people are. But the most likely explanation is B.O.B is borderline mentally challenged for actually thinking the world is flat. That is actually an insult to the mentally challenged as even they know the Earth is round, so I apologize in advance for that. He also thinks the moon landing was faked. Where to even begin with this utter fool? You can't see the curvature of the Earth because you aren't high enough but pictures from the Space Station show a curved Earth as well as centuries of history which proves this. He does know we can circumnavigate the globe right? The moon landing obviously happened because you can see the lunar module remnants with a powerful enough telescope today, not to mention moon rocks which is physical proof we went there. This is what the the truly stupid are infecting us with, provable nonsense that is making others out there dumber.

Then there is the Ayatollah who today said he thinks the Holocaust was fake, a common theme in conspiracy sites everywhere. They are poorly researched, anthropologically unsound, and have an obvious anti-Semitic reason for existence. The Holocaust happened. I have talked personally with numerous survivors of said tragedy and they all tell the same story, a sure fire sign of being true. Individual eyewitness testimony is worthless, but dozens telling the exact same story is another matter. The Germans kept meticulous records about everything including the death camps and their locations. Original blueprints to places like Auschwitz and Dachau exist online that can be seen today. The same can be said for the record books containing the names of most of the Jews who died in the ovens. The only part of the story that may be untrue is the number of deaths that may be over-inflated from six million down to 1.5 million, but either way that is way too many innocent Jews to have been killed. It happened. We know it happened. Stop convincing people that it didn't. Get a new hobby or something like The I Hate Jews club where at least you will be honest with yourself about your real purpose in life. It is "religious" leaders that this dick that is going to get us all killed.

The list goes on and on. Obama is gay/Muslim/Kenyan? Nope. The world is 6000 years old? Ugh. Vaccines cause autism? No proof. The Boston Bombing was a false flag and Tsarnaev is actually innocent? Not in a million years. Adam Lanza was a hoax and none of the children even existed in a school that wasn't open at the time? Beyond stupid. Yet each and every one of these lives on on the internet and beyond. And it is getting out of hand. People don't know what to believe anymore so when real news happens, it gets lost in the din of all this crap instead.

The big story was the death of a Bundy militia member in a "shootout" with police as they idiotically put all their leadership in one place, unprotected, on a desolate street out on the public eye away from the building they captured weeks ago. These guys are morons. Eyewitness testimony has suggested that the victim, once seen interviewed under a blue tarp on TV, was shot in the back and unarmed. Going for a Mike Brown defense, the FBI countered with their version which said he came at them guns blazing and they have the video proof for that. If true, this goes away quick and the Bundy militia finds themselves in real trouble. If the video does NOT exist, this will continue to be a conspiracy theory, just like Mike Brown's death has, regardless of the fact that proof says he was charging the officer at the time of his death. But people still say "hands up, don't shoot." The same will happen here unless the FBI does have conclusive proof that what they said happened did happen. Trust between the public and cops is gone. That is a telling problem.

Then there is the fact that the Iowa caucuses are being administrated by Microsoft, a huge Hillary Clinton supporter. This has not been lost on Bernie Sanders who said he will independently have the ballots counted as he doesn't trust the result not to be stolen. I have written about many cases in the past where ballot issues appear to have been intentionally done. Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004
have enough irregularities to suggest manipulation happened, both of which gave the presidency to Bush. His brother Jeb was governor of Florida at the time and Diebold, a huge Bush supporter, operated the voting machines in Ohio which may have been the reason exit polls were so far off. Three Cuyahoga election workers were arrested for tampering with ballots in 2004. Funny how that never made the news. Here is a list below from the Cuyahoga's own website that shows that in every county, more people voted than actually lived in town. Kerry lost by 13,000 votes in Ohio. This list says otherwise:

Bay Village - 13,710 registered voters / 18,663 ballots cast
Beachwood - 9,943 registered voters / 13,939 ballots cast
Bedford - 9,942 registered voters / 14,465 ballots cast
Bedford Heights - 8,142 registered voters / 13,512 ballots cast
Brooklyn - 8,016 registered voters / 12,303 ballots cast
Brooklyn Heights - 1,144 registered voters / 1,869 ballots cast
Chagrin Falls Village - 3,557 registered voters / 4,860 ballots cast
Cuyahoga Heights - 570 registered voters / 1,382 ballots cast
Fairview Park - 13,342 registered voters / 18,472 ballots cast
Highland Hills Village - 760 registered voters / 8,822 ballots cast
Independence - 5,735 registered voters / 6,226 ballots cast
Mayfield Village - 2,764 registered voters / 3,145 ballots cast
Middleburg Heights - 12,173 registered voters / 14,854 ballots cast
Moreland Hills Village - 2,990 registered voters / 4,616 ballots cast
North Olmstead - 25,794 registered voters / 25,887 ballots cast
Olmstead Falls - 6,538 registered voters / 7,328 ballots cast
Pepper Pike - 5,131 registered voters / 6,479 ballots cast
Rocky River - 16,600 registered voters / 20,070 ballots cast
Solon (WD6) - 2,292 registered voters / 4,300 ballots cast
South Euclid - 16,902 registered voters / 16,917 ballots cast
Strongsville (WD3) - 7,806 registered voters / 12,108 ballots cast
University Heights - 10,072 registered voters / 11,982 ballots cast
Valley View Village - 1,787 registered voters / 3,409 ballots cast
Warrensville Heights - 10,562 registered voters / 15,039 ballots cast
Woodmere Village - 558 registered voters / 8,854 ballots cast
Bedford (CSD) - 22,777 registered voters / 27,856 ballots cast
Independence (LSD) - 5,735 registered voters / 6,226 ballots cast
Orange (CSD) - 11,640 registered voters / 22,931 ballots cast
Warrensville (CSD) - 12,218 registered voters / 15,822 ballots cast

The county has said this was software glitch. Or is it possible these are the real numbers that we are not supposed to see? It would explain why exit polls were so far off in 2004. Exit polls, if done correctly, have been shown to be accurate within one percent. There was no reason to find fault with the study, so the only explanation is fraud. For this to have happened in multiple states has been estimated at 250 million to one for it be chance. You have a better chance of winning Lotto.

Lastly we have the Planned Parenthood videos that have now not only been proven totally fake, but charges have been leveled against the people who made them. In Texas. That is hysterical. How many on the right have been crowing about these videos for weeks now? No one has been nut shot as hard as Carly Fiorina got this week when all that hoopla about seeing the video turned out to be pure propaganda and explains why she is polling dead last right now. Abortion is a personal choice and no one else's issue. End of story.

Conspiracy theories continue to gain traction and the time has come to start making fun of people whose grasp on reality is moronic. Let's start with all the candidates running for President not named Bernie Sanders. Feel the Bern people because sanity is much needed in the White House.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THE BUNDY MILITIA, DONALD TRUMP AND OTHERS MAKING A STAND FOR BETTER OR WORSE!

People are showing signs that they have had it with the status quo. Hillary's numbers are starting to fall dramatically with black people whose support has eroded twenty percent over the last few weeks. If she loses them, she loses the primaries. This woman represents everything that will NOT present change. Sanders, and even Trump to a certain extent, represent saying to the world enough is enough.
 
Iowa is less than a week away and I cannot stress this fact people: YOU NEED TO GET OUT AND VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES FOR BERNIE SANDERS! I have watched some of the dumbest videos with shills trying to convince you democratic socialism doesn't work. The only problem with that is that it is completely untenable with reality as the best run countries on the planet are all democratic socialistic societies with booming economies, stability and populations happy with their way of life. Yeah, who wants that? The opposite fact is that the economic reality the US and some of Europe have been experimenting with have been dismal failures, leading to crashing economies as all the wealth is accumulating at the top, leading to our possible end. Hillary will change nothing more than a band aids worth, just like Obama did, that she keeps praising even though he is still captaining a sinking ship. We need something better or different because the path we are right now, led by corporatists on both sides of the aisle, will end badly for most of us.

Trump is winning the GOP side because of this. Republicans have wised up to the fact that the establishment has been lying to them for decades and only a non politician like Trump or a lunatic like Cruz can save them. Cruz is getting the votes from people who should never, ever vote because they must be borderline mentally challenged or epically stupid to support such a human troll. Trump, for all his faults (and he has lots), I get why people like him and why it is not so far fetched he may be our next president. I think if that happens, he will be more Hitler and FDR, but Hillary in the office doesn't give me the warm fuzzies either. A recent poll said 19% would rather pound sand than vote for her. Trump gets similiar numbers meaning if it comes down to these two, it could be a record low turnout. If Bloomberg idiotically gets into the race, some polls show he could win against either Hillary or Sanders. That is frightening if we have another Ralph Nader moment that gives four, maybe even eight, or President Trump. To be honest, I doubt the country would last that long with him in charge.

One of the smarter things he has done is skip the next debate. Much like Ronald Reagan did before Iowa in 1980, Trump will not be attending, most likely that is. That air of doubt is brilliant because it makes him the center of attention until Thursday and sucks the wind out of everyone else. If he doesn't show, will people watch? If he does show up, which I think is unlikely, all eyes are on him. He has no reason to show up as he has a comfortable lead and looks to be a lock for the nomination. The GOP is going to have a fit over this. If it does come down to Trump versus Hillary, She will raise more money from dark sources than anyone else as corporate America will shower her with dough to destroy Trump which is the most likely scenario. If comes down to Bernie versus Trump, which is completely up to you readers, Bernie may not need a lot of money if his surge continues which it will as his message is going to resonate with many, including Republicans likely to defect. But this is only one theory and who knows how it plays. Conspiracy theory thought suggests the vote will be rigged and we will somehow get Hillary versus Rubio. It is possible.

One of the more credible conspiracy theories out there is that the powers that rule us are poisoning the people through water, food, vaccines, etc. to thin out the population. The reason this is not so far fetched is that any scientist worth his name knows there are too many people on the planet. As mankind will never willingly give up having kids the eventual outcome is a massive disease wiping us out, starvation, and/or mass poverty. If the rich have decided they don't need us, which they don't, and will have access to possibly immortality within ten years due to incredible research I have seen involving stopping, even reversing the aging process, a lot of us are not only expendable but a threat. A clever way to decimate the population, especially poorer ones, is to make them drink foul water and substandard food, ones that may even begin to have chemicals that render a lot of us sterile. It is not so science fiction to believe that those who have stolen trillions from us don't have a plan how to keep that money forever and without a lot of us around.

Flint, Michigan is just such a place. Not only did they lie about the water quality for two years, knowing full well it was unsafe, they have done nothing to fix the problem since it was discovered. What if this was intentional? Local militia groups have shown up to give out water which is EXACTLY what these people should be doing instead of hijacking a remote government building in a vain attempt to recreate Waco, which our government yesterday was only too happy to oblige in.

Ammon Bundy and several others were arrested, one killed in a shootout with police, after they left the refuge area for a meeting in another town. At least the government waited this time until they were off property and grabbed them, unlike Waco where the same thing could have been done with far less bloodshed. The idiot who posted a dashboard cam was arrested in Arizona after going home to visit his family. The stupidity of this group is breathtaking. They do know once they left the property, they were eventually going to be arrested right? When you take a hostage, even if it's a building, you don't get a time out.

Expect the remaining idiots up there to give up soon. When did this country forget how to protest because it crosses all races, sexes and ages. Maybe the water is making us stupid because there is no other explanation for all of this. Let's hope Iowa proves me wrong.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: RICK SNYDER!

Two weeks in a row for top spot as the beleaguered governor of Michigan continues to dig his own grave and expose the utter hypocrisy, and even racism, of the modern day political system. Mind you most of the blame goes to the deregulation pushing of the Republican party mentality but the EPA and Democratic run cities like Detroit aren't much better. Let's see those runner ups as I have a Patriots game to watch.

10)Madonna- This woman has not had a good few past months. Last month she got into an unwise court battle with her 15 year old son over visitation rights. Not the ex-husband, her son! You can only guess how that turned out after a judge ruled he had to return from England and he said bite me. Then she took it out on her fans by showing up late for recent concerts in the south, one of which fans said she was visibly drunk at. And she wasn't ten or fifteen minutes late but two and half hours. If I had kids at home, which most of her fans do, I'd be pissed and I would expect more than some left before it even started. Maybe it's time for the material girl to pack it up and go home. For whatever sexist reason, as bad as it is watching someone like Mick Jagger parade around stage, it's worse for older women. I recently saw Debbie Harry perform, and while her voice still sounded amazing, watching a woman old enough to be my grandmother belt our rock hits seemed wrong and disturbing. After a certain age for any performer, male or female, it's time to quit. Madonna, this may be your clue.

9)13 Hours- There was a time I really liked Michael Bay movies. Bad Boys and Armageddon, while not masterpieces by any means, had a certain charm to them and the directing in them was solid. Since those days, he has gone on to direct disaster porn/toy merchandising crap like Transformers and not funny drek like Pain and Gain. His latest 13 Hours may be his worst yet. Not anti-Hillary enough for the right wing loon crowd and too political for the left, this film tanked so hard Fox kept trying to sell it all week on their "news" network. If there was ever a movie I would not want to see it's anything about BENGHAZI. The words "WAY too soon" and "Don't care" come to mind for this nonsense.

8)Ta-Nehisi Coates-  Some black people finally did what so many groups do and over-reached to such a point that sane black people rebelled. After the Oscar debacle (more on that later), it has become apparent that too many black people are unwisely supporting Hillary Clinton, including this noted author and idiot who seems incapable of understanding the ramification of his actions. First off, any black man saying he wants repartitions for slavery, as this dick has, has to first live as a slave for up to one year to fully appreciate the sacrifice his ancestors made for him to live in one of the greatest countries in the world. If you never lives as a slave, you get nothing. Your reward is you don't live in Africa which is mostly a cesspool. You are free to leave whenever you want. But even worse, when this ass brought up the subject to Bernie Sanders, he rightfully dismissed it as never going to happen, unless you want to see how bad race relations are going to get. He, like most Millennials, had a hissy fit over it, causing rapper, and my new hero, Killer Mike, to tell him to shut the fuck up and get with the program that Sanders is the best man for the black community and he is not wrong. Black people better wake up that fact or expect no change in the status quo, or even worse, of they vote for Hillary.

7)Snowstorm Jonas- The weather dumped an inch of ice two days before a monster storm in the DC area, snarling traffic for hours. Then a blizzard hit dumping over two feet of snow, and way more up here in MA as we went from a coating to half a foot, crippling the region. NYC saw record snowfall as did the Philadelphia area. And just like clockwork, all the global warming deniers came out of the woodwork screaming about how it's fraud and forgetting that it is winter. Morons.

6)Des Moines Register- This week the Iowa paper picked Hillary and Rubio as their respective picks for president. If they tried, they couldn't have picked more establishment candidates. If I was in the area, I would have cancelled my subscription because this proves they either have no idea what they are doing or are corporatism shills. Either way, this paper should be used to wrap fish and train puppies because it certainly isn't readable anymore.

5)Anjali Ramkissoon- Another person caught in video assaulting an Uber driver while drunk, this one was slightly different as the perp was young, wicked hot and, this I can't believe this, a doctor. The video went viral when she tried to steal someone else's ride, and then she went ballastic and attacked the driver and threw all his stuff from the car into the street. She was fired from her job after this as who wants to go see a doctor who is either a loon or an alcoholic. What is wrong with people today?

4)Debbie Wasserman Schultz- This corrupt bitch is getting it from all sides, with serious deliberation to her stepping down. Considering what a piss poor job she has done so far, that should be a no brainer. It may not make any difference because she is facing her first ever primary opponent, a local democrat who has had with her. I don't know hos popular she still is in her area, but here's hoping she gets thrown out on her ear, Cantor style. It came out recently she is accepting huge amounts of money from Big Pharma to keep weed illegal, a big policy of hers. Hmm, I wonder why. Someone take thus cow out of office and keep her out. She is every bit as bad as any Republican out there.

3)Sarah Palin- Your son gets arrested for beating his girlfriend and you claim he has PTSD and Obama did it. Classy. Unfortunately, facts matter and it turns out everything you said is a lie. He served under Bush not Obama, who also started said war back in 2003, served only a year and never saw combat. I actually know some people who served in the same area at the same time and guess what? None of them have PTSD. As a matter of fact, unlike today's clusterfuck where soldiers are exposed to daily bombing threats, things back then where a lot more peaceful. The longer we stayed, the more resentment built, thus the reason to get the hell out of there. But idiots like Palin can't see that. Then she gave a nonsensical speech supporting Trump which was spectacularly parodied on SNL last night. If you haven't seen it, Google it. It's hysterical. She isn't.

2)Oscar racism- Talk about opening a can of worms. Black people threw a fit over not getting any nominations and started talking boycott and other nonsense. Well, like every other company out there, the Academy bowed down to public pressure and is set to make changes in the rules that will make no one happy, mostly because they won't work. Black people are a minority group and to suggest equal footing made white people lose their minds because affirmative action for the Oscars is going to fail. Adding extra spaces to Best Actor or Best Picture is just going to guarantee that even lesser known white people are going to be nominated. Getting rid of lifetime membership will decimate older voters voting rights, and oddly enough, complainers like Jada Pinkett Smith, who would also lose her status due to lack of nominated roles. If you really want to change the Oscars you have to have more people working behind the scenes, have a theater cutoff number such as 500 screen minimums, and convince black film makes to stop making just films about black people. Mexican directors don't make just films about Mexicans and look how many Oscars they are winning. This is making white people mental and not without cause as being called a racist when you certainly aren't, is racist. Let that one sink in.

1)Rick Snyder- This ass has tried to make it seem like he had no idea that black people were being poisoned in Flint Michigan all week. The blame game caused a local leader and an EPA guy to lose their jobs but this goes much higher than that and Snyder's recently released emails haven't helped. They demonstrate that he did know, didn't care and should be brought up on charges for negligent homicide. The fact this went on for two years as his administration did everything they could to deny the water was unsafe is unbelievable. This is why deregulation and smaller government is a terrible idea as it will lead to this happening everywhere. Even worse, it already has. According to some researchers, vast swaths of land have terrible water, contaminated with heavy metals and other problems. Obama gets his share of the blame for this for lowering water standard allowing for this kind of garbage in our drinkable water. Republicans however are leading the charge in making us very unsafe everywhere. Almost everywhere in the North East that isn't MA has terrible water, especially almost all of NY and PA, some of which may be because of fracking. The point is a lot of us are drinking water that is harmful to us. We riot over the fact that black people are being shut out of the Oscars, but black people being poisoned in Flint doesn't? We need to wake up to what is important and demand that this ass running Michigan into the ground is arrested for murder. So congratulations Rick Snyder you are indeed the murdering douchebag of the week.