Since the Oscars are this weekend, let’s see what elements make up a movie experience (via C&EN):
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.
Yes, this did happen:
That’s from “The Big Short.”
And the Lügenduck and his billionaire GOP minions are trying to gut every safeguard enacted during the Obama administration to let the banks run wild and do it all over again.
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.
- If someone is our there, do we really want them to know how insane thing have gotten since Jan. 20?
- 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.
Just to show how schitzo the Lügenduck is, consider this response during his recent circus performance:
I mean, I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred, and just the hatred. I don’t watch it anymore because it’s not very good. … I think it should be straight. I think it should be — I think it would be frankly more interesting. I know how good everybody’s ratings are right now, but I think that actually — I think that’d actually be better.
I watch CNN … I don’t watch it anymore …
Usually, conmen contradict themselves over a reasonable amount of time. But this is a total contradiction from one sentence to another.
And just to be clear, this isn’t an isolated incident, as footstool Chris Christie (R-Yes, Master), recently explained.
Order anything you want … we’re having meatloaf …
And his idiot followers just eat it all up. They should be ashamed of themselves.
The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Staffers in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they had been told by colleagues in two DHS departments that the proposal was still being considered as recently as Feb. 10. A DHS official described the document as a very early draft that was not seriously considered and never brought to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for approval.
The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana. The document can be accessed at http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k
So let’s be clear on this. The Lügenduck wants to use the military to run rampant across America to round up people and ship them in mass to another location, even it it will tear up families and possibly lead to suffering and death.
What kind of monsters would do something like that?
Let’s not go there. Americans aren’t Nazis. We’d never do anything like that, would we?
But that’s just an aberration, right?
We must have known then that it’s wrong to ship people from their homes to a place they have no connection to?
Pump truppets swear they believe in God and have Christian values. They are loathsome and evil liars, and there’s a circle of hell reserved for them.
History shows that we as a country are not better than that. But we can and must resist to end this legacy of evil and oppression.