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Archive for July 2017

The Mooch is let loose!

Damn, that was quick. I will sure miss his guido attitude.

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July 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Posted in News

Confederate: DOA?

Confederate is a proposed HBO series that takes place in an alternate history in which the Civil War didn’t happen and slavery in the South continued into the present.

This sounds DOA. You can’t do a show like this, and have it be in any way deep or interesting, unless you show white slaveholders who earnestly make the case that slavery is just, and there are some slaves who are accepting of their servitude. And both of these things are huge racist no-nos.

Without that, you wind up with something like the horrible movie version of Starship Troopers in which the director purposely made the movie into a dumb satire because he couldn’t present Heinlein’s original intent in a serious manner because he decided that the book was evil and fascist without even bothering to read the book.

Or it becomes like Star War. The bad guys are just assumed to be bad, and there’s no attempt to portray the bad guys in any sort of nuanced way. You have a few scenes with Darth Vader using the Force to kill people or Storm Troopers shooting up some innocent civilians, then cut back to the good guys.

The only thing they might be able to do is have the president of the Confederacy to be like Darth Vader, just pure evil, but have the nuance be that the supposed good guys from the North are also not that good. But I think that DOA is more likely.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Television

The opposite of my previous post

Democrats don’t need to appeal to middle-class and prole whites. They are the racists who have ruined our country. Screw them. They are a bunch of whiners who complain about how they have it bad when minorities have it a lot worse. If they are too lazy to make something of themselves despite their white privilege, they deserve to be screwed over.

They are becoming less important every election. They merely had one last racist hurrah in 2016. There won’t be enough of them left in 2020 to win against a strong coalition of non-whites. Let’s forget about them and continue with the fight for diversity.

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July 31, 2017 at 6:43 am

Posted in Politics

Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 3, The Queen’s Justice

Spoilers.

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July 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Posted in Television

Chuck Schumer for President?

Schumer is seldom talked about as a possible presidential candidate. I think the reasons for this are:

(1) In the past, he never acted like he was interested in the job.

(2) There has been an assumption that New Yorkers don’t play well with voters outside of the Northeast.

I think that point #2 has been disproven. New Yorker Donald Trump is President, and New Yorker Bernie Sanders was the biggest challenger to Hillary Clinton in the primaries. (Bernie has may have moved to Vermont in 1968, but he still gives off a New York vibe.)

Schumer, who will be 69 when running in 2020, is just the right age based on recent history. Once upon a time, we would have thought 69 was too old to run for president, but that seems to have changed. On the other hand, I still think that Biden and Jerry Brown are too old to run for president.

Schumer is the only widely-known white male left in the Democratic Party who is in his 60s and has enough of prole vibe about him that he can appeal to the white proles in the Rustbelt who abandoned the Democratic Party for Trump. (Schumer went to the same high school as Bernie Sanders, Andrew Dice Clay, and my prole Jewish mother.)

As Senate Minority leader, Schumer has a chance to audition for the highest level political job. He needs to show voters that Democrats stand for something and aren’t just the “we hate Trump” party. But it needs to be something along the lines of “it’s the economy stupid” and “jobs, jobs, jobs” and not climate change, trannies, and Black Lives Matters. I think healthcare could also be a winning issue for Democrats and Schumer.

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This post is not about whether you should like Schumer’s liberal politics. I would point out that Schumer is old enough that he’s at heart more of a pro-working-class type of liberal rather than an SJW type of liberal. But like all Democrats, he would open the borders as soon as he becomes president and ruin anything that Trump is able to accomplish on immigration.

This blog post is advice for Democrats, who probably won’t take the advice.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Posted in Politics

Wayne and Garth do Bohemian Rhapsody

1. Did Queen predict the Mooch?

2. The scenes of driving around in some suburban area feels like it happened 25 years ago and it wouldn’t be like that today, but I can’t put my finger on why that’s the case.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Music videos

Mooch’s wife files for divorce because she hates Donald Trump

Can’t make this stuff up!

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July 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Posted in News

Reince is fired

Saw it on a TV screen.

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Why does General Kelly want this job? Running Homeland Security sounds like a much more secure position. Kelly is now getting involved in dealing with the Mooch and Bannon hating each other, etc. Can anyone last in this job for more than a year?

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I assume that Trump is sick and tired of leakers, and I don’t blame him. Let’s hope that Kelly and Mooch can put a stop to that.

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July 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Posted in Politics

Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

Listening to this album because of a work conversation about Lady Gaga this morning. Great music. Although I don’t think I’ve ever linked to one of Lady Gaga’s music videos because they are too weird for me.

This album was released in 2008. Wow, where have the nine years gone? This is no longer new music. What are kids listening to this decade?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Posted in Music videos

Is there a mandate to repeal Obamacare?

Some commenters have said that. “Trump said in every campaign appearance that he was going to repeal Obamacare.” Actually, he always said he was going to repeal and REPLACE Obamacare, and sometimes said he was going to “replace Obamacare with something TERRIFIC.”

I’m sure the people at the rallies imagined that they were going to get Trumpcare that would be better than Obamacare because the website would work a lot better, the deductibles would be lower, and the whole thing would be a lot less confusing. They didn’t sign on for replacing Obamacare with tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent. They didn’t board the Trump Train because they were followers of Ayn Rand and wanted to live in Galt’s Gulch, they boarded because they thought Trump was the only guy who cared about regular non-elite non-minority Americans.

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July 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

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