An analysis of ‘Arrival’

The Oscars are coming up this weekend and I know my pick for the Best Picture of the year isn’t going to win. (If you click on the video, be aware there are spoilers.)

I think “Arrival” is a great movie, and I believe Amy Adams was robbed of a nomination because I was sure she would have won the best actress award.

I was in awe when I saw where it was going and I still can’t stop thinking about its message about life and time. But when I talked to intelligent people about it, the response was, “what the hell was that all about?”

I’ve seen it four times since then, and it’s been great every time.

The scumbaggery of the pump truppets

CNHRlYnWIAAP_x-The Lügenduck was in Florida this weekend, getting himself off on the slobbering hordes of supporters who think he’s the greatest thing since Mussolini. This happened:

The young Muslim girl in hijab was still there. She was from Orlando and had protested circa Occupy, and she conceded she wasn’t prepared for the reception she’d gotten that afternoon, one that darkened as the day faded and made her want to withhold her name, for fear the night would stretch on forever online.

During the speech, she’d stood among the Trump supporters who watched on the big screen and listened through the loudspeaker. After, she’d moved together with the bloc of protesters who converged to greet the Trump supporters leaving the speech. Her head covering was noticeable, even in the crowd.

Later that night, she texted me a video of people walking in parallel to her, yelling, just a few blocks away outside Keiser University. She said they’d followed her from the rally, and their clothes and conversation suggest as much. The people looked familiar, in the same way that a composite does, in that way that all white people yelling racist things have a sneer that verges on archetype.

“Leave,” a woman shouted on the video, flipping her off. “You don’t like America, get the fuck out … You are a disgrace to America,” the man walking next to her said.

They mocked her camera. “You can jack off to that later, the man drawled. “I’ve got a big ol’ white American redneck dick.”

The woman in the hijab told him where to stick it.

“I can put it up your little tight ass,” he countered, “and I won’t be hittin’ that clit, ’cause it already got removed.”

Yes, the worst president in our history thrives on adoration of the worst people in our country. And it only gets worse.The truppeteers have their fee fees hurt because they don’t understand why the majority of real Americans don’t love the lyingracistanti-Semiticxenophobichomophobicmisogynisticpedophilic thief as much as they do.

Many of President Trump’s most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority.

But less than one month into Trump’s term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack — perhaps even more so than before.

Those who journeyed to Trump’s Saturday evening event on Florida’s Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal relatives or friends on Facebook. They don’t understand why major media outlets don’t see the same successful administration they have been cheering on. And they’re increasingly frustrated that Democrats — and some Republicans — are too slow to approve some of the president’s nominees and too quick to protest his every utterance.

“They’re stonewalling everything that he’s doing because they’re just being babies about it,” said Patricia Melani, 56, a Jersey native who now lives here and attended her third Trump rally Saturday. “All the loudmouths? They need to let it go. Let it go. Shut their mouths and let the man do what he’s got to do. We all shut our mouths when Obama got in the second time around, okay? So that’s what really needs to be done.”

They shut their mouths when Obama got in the second time around?

WOW! I CALL BULLSHIT ON THAT!!!

Because a certain orange cesspool kept pushing the lie that our 44th president wasn’t born in America and was a communist (meaning he was influenced by Russia in case you want to swallow that irony pill). They compared his wife to a gorilla more than once. They said his daughters should get AIDS. A GOP campaign official said he wished President Obama would have sex with a cow and die from mad cow disease.

Ans do we even want to start on all the venom they spewed in his first term? For God’s sake, they’re still mocking him for winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

The pump truppets have the leader they deserve, because they’re even more despicable than he is.

The Kellyanne conundrum

Why bother asking her questions?

If she’s not going to answer questions, why not just mock her for it? “Saturday Night Live” did a couple of weeks ago::

And guess what! When she was criticized by comedians, the news networks went to her defense:

And that it why you should turn off your TV when they offer the pretense of news. They don’t care about information. They bring on talking heads to fill air time. They don’t care what they say, and they don’t care that you are frustrated by what they’re not saying.

American TV news people are just beginning to shut down interviews with lying liars, but they haven’t done that until we descended into the pit that is the Lügenduck administration.

Had they done their jobs when it mattered, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

The odds of intelligent life in the universe

Two things.

  1. If someone is our there, do we really want them to know how insane thing have gotten since Jan. 20?
  2. Maybe someone is out there, has already found our transmissions and said, “Hell no!  Those people are crazy!”

Because look at it this way. Transmissions are radio waves. The first public radio broadcast was on Jan. 13, 1910, and it was music. Since radio waves travel at the speed of light, that means that broadcast has traveled for 107 years or a distance of 107 light years. Pretty far.

Since that time, we’ve broadcast everything from news to entertainment. So an alien civilization tuning in to the radio would think we’re a dangerous place, since entertainment includes science fiction about battling alien invasion (remember “War of the Worlds“?) and murder mysteries, not to mention actual wars and general mayhem that humans seem to enjoy so much..

Then we bring in television, and the first TV broadcast was in 1928 of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Since that time, we’ve broadcast images of war, destruction, murder and mayhem that’s travelled 89 light years. Seeing destruction is much more unnerving that hearing destruction.

So maybe the first thing they saw wasn’t death and destruction, but they caught the first television broadcast in the United States, which happened in 1936. What would civilizations that live 80 light years away from us have seen?

OK, it’s official. Humans are weird. Stay away.

We are treading on very dangerous ground here

The Lügenduck tweeted this:

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When a leader of a country list groups as enemies, he’s telling his followers to attack.

And the lying duck’s followers are crazy people. Consider:

What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.

This idiot, who was acting on the epitome of fake news promoted by the mouthpieces of the Red Menace, took an automatic weapon into a place where parents take children to have a good time, because he believe the conspiracy theories the pump truppets were spewing.

He should be in jail for the rest of his life, but there are a lot more people out there who are just like him.

And just to remind you, see points three and six:

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