The orange clown is dangerous

There’s a line in “The Dark Knight” when the butler, Alfred, is telling Bruce Wayne a story about a bandit in Burma who stole jewels:

We have such a man running for president of the United States.

We’ve already gone through the atrocities he’s already committed, drawing a target on the backs of blacks, Hispanics and Muslims, encouraging his band of followers to attack whenever these groups are seen.

We’ve already noted his call for riots in Cleveland if he didn’t get the Republican Party’s nomination, even though he’d sewn it up weeks in advance.

We’ve already pointed out that he’s already planted the seeds for delegitimizing the inevitable victory of his Democratic opponent, telling the gullible that if he doesn’t win, it’s proof that the election is rigged and they should do what they can to overturn the results.

Hell, the crimson-haired Joker threw a crying baby out of his rally because it was making too much noise.

That, we thought, was as low as he could go.

And then today, he went lower:

The mogul said that [Hillary] Clinton “wants to abolish, to essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” a charge she has flatly denied. He said that if Clinton becomes president, she could appoint judges who would leave Americans nearly helpless on this front.

“By the way, and if she gets to pick — if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump warned. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

His minister of propaganda says he isn’t saying what you think he’s saying:

Trump campaign senior communications adviser Jason Miller released a statement shortly after the comment, swatting down the idea that the mogul was suggesting any form of violence.

“It’s called the power of unification — 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” Miller said in the statement. “And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.”

No! Fuck that. The asshole is saying if you want to stop Hillary from taking your guns, use your guns to stop her. Everyone knows that’s what he means. There isn’t any glimmer of an idea that he’s saying people should get together and vote against her. Very simply, if she’s picking judges, that means she’s been elected president.

This isn’t an “act before the election” message, this is an “act after the election if I don’t win” message.

And don’t think the crowd listening to him didn’t know what he meant:

Look at the faces of the people behind him. They know what he’s saying. And add to that, he is blatantly lying when he says they’re tied in the election. Hillary currently is kicking his ass and sees an opportunity to take Arizona, Georgia and Utah in November, something you couldn’t even imagine six months ago.

Forty-two years ago yesterday, Richard Nixon resigned as president, the result of the Watergate coverup orchestrated from the White House. Even in Nixon’s scumbaggiest moments, I could never imagine him approaching the depths of depravity that Donald Trump leisurely strolls through every day of his existence.

He has gone beyond the arena of the clown into the realm of super villain. Donald Trump is the Joker. And he wants to see the world burn:



A matter of perspective: When ‘Man of Steel’ destroyed Metropolis

If you saw “Man of Steel,” you definitely remember an insane battle of supermen through Metropolis.

So let’s combine that scene with the opening of “Batman v. Superman” where we saw how it all looked to those mere humans standing in the streets:

Or perhaps look from this perspective:

And now you understand why the Bat wanted Supe dead.

Cinema’s first Lois Lane dies at 95

Noel Neill died. When you think of classic Superman, she was the actress who was consistent throughout television and movies, because she was the first Lois Lane and had some link to the franchise for at least 7 decades.

In 1948, she appeared in the “Superman” movie serial with Kirk Alyn. They did two serials. Then television came along and “Adventures of Superman” featured Phyllis Coates in its first season. She left the show, and the studio had Neill reprise her movie role for 78 episodes.

But that wasn’t the last we saw of Lois/Noel.

If you paid close attention to the first “Superman” movie with Christopher Reeve in 1978, you’ll notice a scene when a young Clark Kent races a train. A girl looks out of the train window. That’s a young Lois Lane. And the woman  with her playing her mother? That’s Noel Neill.

And in 2006’s “Superman Returns,” there’s a wealthy old woman who dies at the beginning and leaves her fortune to Lex Luthor. The actress was Noel Neill.

Of course, she appeared in numerous other television and movie roles. But she’s the Lois Lane of all Lois Lanes.

She died Sunday in Tucson.