Sunday, February 26, 2017

On Boycotting the Oscars

You know here's the thing about boycotts there are some people, like me, who couldn't care less about most the stuff being boycotted.
Take Starbucks, please, I tried it once and concluded it was overpriced swill, ain't bought a cup since.
I haven't stepped into a Target in decades and see no reason to do so.

The Oscars?
Watched it one time and decided it was a waste of my time. No one I've ever worked with nor anyone in my family has ever mentioned or as far as I know cared about it.

None of us ever cared to see multimillionaires stroke their egos live.

Donald Trump supporters to boycott Oscars in protest against ‘Limousine Liberals’
It should be a glittering celebration of artistic endeavour where the women dazzle in designer gowns and men look sharp in their well-cut dinner jackets.

But this year’s Oscars are more likely to be remembered for what is said than what is worn.

Just over a month into the presidency of Donald Trump, hostilities are expected to be resumed between the new incumbent of the Oval Office and America’s entertainment industry.

Mr Trump, perhaps conveniently, will not be watching as he and the First Lady will be attending the Governors’ Ball in Washington.

But his supporters have already made it clear that they will have no truck with people they regard as “Limousine Liberals”.

A Facebook post originated by Republicans in Arizona has called on the “backbone and decent people of America” to stand up against the “bitter people of the entertainment industry”.

The group hopes its supporters will hit the television ratings by voting with their remote controls should Mr Trump come under attack during the acceptance speeches. The political sympathies of nearly all the nominees suggest that this is possible.~snip~ 
This article tries to make the assumption that actors and actresses are more important to "regular" people than they actually are. Just another example of how out of touch Hollywood elites and the liberal media are.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Name one actual scientist

I'm beginning to appreciate Tucker Carlson more and more.

There's something about watching ideologs squirm when asked to answer the most basic questions. In this interview he asks for the name of one actual college trained biologist who can verify that gender is scientifically based on how you feel.
Attempts at misdirection and changing the subject ensue.

What Trump has done is return the decision on trans "bathroom rights" to the states where it belongs. The reason that their enablers are having a hissy fit is because what they wanted was for the federal government to insure their desires by force.

As Carlson shows when asked to answer questions about why they should be appeased they can't come up with a thing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The search for extraterrestrial life

Actually our search for life on another world is a pretty recent development if you disregard all the Area 51 stuff.
I've always been of the opinion that if advanced civilizations wanted to be found they would already be here so either they don't care or they're not advanced enough.
 If they're not then the search for inhabitable worlds is really a search for other places for us to live.

Maybe like in the movie "Passengers".


NASA discovers a possible way out
The search for life in the universe just got a boost with a major discovery of seven Earth-like planets in our galactic back yard.

The exoplanets – so called because they are beyond our solar system — orbit a dim dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, roughly the size of Jupiter, in the constellation Aquarius, scientists announced Wednesday.

The new worlds are less than 40 light-years away – a cosmic hop of about 235 trillion miles – and could yield clues about extraterrestrial life, astronomers said.

Three of them are in the “Goldilocks zone,” the sweet spot in the space where conditions are just right for water – and possibly life — to exist, according to NASA and a Belgian-led research team.~snip~

Mind Control is our Job!!

There's been plenty of hints given by the media over the last decade but it is surprising when one actually says it out loud.

Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning.

While discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media.

"And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think," Brzezinski said. "And that, that is our job."~snip~
 I would imagine that this is the frustration they're feeling now that their monopoly on truth is being undermined.
While they're blaming Trump the truth is that with the advent of the internet other sources for opinions on the news is available for people to read and consider. The legacy media just can't have that because they believe they're the only ones to be the gate keepers of truth.
But they have honestly mishandled that so badly that the public has opted to look at other sources.

Hopefully we're entering a new era where the public is treated like adults capable of making up their own minds on issues as opposed to being infantilized by arrogant elitist leftwing purveyors of propaganda.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

So Milo Resigns.....

Here's a video of part of his press conference.

Milo deserves to be called out on his statements on the video but that video has been available on YouTube since Jan. 2016.
Personally I can't believe it just surfaced out of nowhere, nothing in politics is coincidental.
So the question I got is why wait until now to make a deal out of it?
I've always felt that lionizing a gay man to represent conservative values to be a mistake but at the same time I really resent the blatant manipulation used by political operatives from both sides.
Lets face it....someone held onto this revelation not to protect conservative "principles" but until it could do the most damage.

While Milo has a lot to answer for so do the entities that held onto this "revelation" until, in their opinion, the time was right. They need to be called out also.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Funny commercial

For some reason I thought this was hilarious.


Choose "conservative" heroes wisely

I've been kind of disappointed in the way a lot of people latch on to pundits and so called conservative media personalities and publications.
Mostly because we'll always be let down one way or another by them.
The latest being Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. 
After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited this weekend to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference sparked a backlash, the Reagan Battalion tweeted video clips Sunday in which Yiannopoulos discusses Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality. 
Yiannopoulos wrote on Facebook blamed deceptive editing and his own "sloppy phrasing" for any indication he supported pedophilia.~snip~
He claims that he's what the future of conservatism has to look like, personally I'm not so sure, but I can support him as a free speech advocate. I just don't care for his life style and he'd be the last person I'd point to as a conservative example.
But then again I wouldn't point to Glenn Beck, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Ann Coulter and a whole slew of others who wrap themselves in the mantle of conservatism and then betray us by going outside the ideology.
The fact is just because they say some things you can agree with don't mean they walk on water and people need to get away from blindly following someone just because they like some of the things they say.
 Milo's done a pretty good job of exposing the intolerance of leftists who don't like people expressing different ideas but the videos show him to be way off when it comes to child abuse and rape. Those views don't deserve defending.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Great Wall not so great

I saw this and I got to tell you I've been trying to figure out why. Not necessarily because of the actors, I mean they can only work with what they get, but because I thought the premise was sort of absurd.
The idea that creatures like this could exist only in China and no where else kind of feeds into the whole "mysterious Orient" kind of thing.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Great Wall,' 'Cure for Wellness' Crumbling in U.S. Debut
The big-budget epic, from Legendary Pictures and Universal, earned $6.8 million on Friday, including $970,000 in Thursday previews, for a projected debut of $19 million from 3,325 theaters over the four-day Presidents Day weekend. That's a poor start considering the movie's $150 million production budget. 
The Great Wall, skewered by critics and earning a mediocre B CinemaScore from audiences, is billed as the first English-language production shot entirely in China. The story centers on European mercenaries searching for black powder who become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. Damon stars along with Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.
The movie, which will open to No. 3 in North America, has done giant-sized business in China, where it has earned $171 million (it has earned another $54 million in other foreign markets to date).
It's not that I'm opposed to "mysterious Orient" type of stories if they're told well but this one was just bizarre. Like China was so far away it was more like an alien planet.
It seems good movies are becoming a rarity.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Enemies of the American People

I honestly don't see how anyone, who really thinks about it, can deny the truth that the liberal media is an enemy of the people.
Simply reporting the news is a concept that was abandoned years ago and the attempt to mislead and outright lie to us has become more obvious for the last 8 years.
Trump has been pilloried relentlessly by the liberal media and yet the hardest hardball question Obama ever got was some variation of, "why are you so awesome".

Some people on social media claim Trump is crazy and/or incompetent but the truth is he knows exactly what he's doing. Exposing the leftist douche bags for what they really are....unhinged liars and self important weasels.

Trump calls the media ‘the enemy of the American People’
WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. — President Trump further escalated his attacks on the news media Friday afternoon when he tweeted that outlets such as the New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN are not his enemy but “the enemy of the American People.”

Although Trump has long colorfully criticized news coverage and sparred with reporters who question him, he had not yet labeled the fourth estate as being an enemy of the country. On the campaign trail, some of Trump's supporters would heckle and threaten reporters who covered his rallies, and his tweet Friday came 24 hours before his first political rally as president.

It took the president two tries to properly post his message, which came soon after he arrived at his luxury oceanfront estate for the weekend. The first tweet, which was quickly deleted, contained a number of extra spaces and listed the Times, CNN and NBC, ending with this conclusion: “SICK!” The second tweet added ABC and CBS to the list, while removing “SICK!” Both tweets labeled those organizations as being “the FAKE NEWS media.”~snip~
The idiot legacy media is walking right into Trumps trap as he exposes their bias's and relegates them to obscurity.

Good times.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hanna Jeter for SI

Here's a pleasant break from politics , the lovely Hannah Jeter (Davis).

And here's a link to SI for more pics and a video.

Hannah Jeter is pregnant! The former SI Swimsuit cover model is expecting her first child with MLB legend Derek Jeter

How can people take her seriously?

If you're making life decisions based on the opinions and thoughts of Sarah Silverman then you need to check yourself into a mental hospital.

Also shame on you.

Sarah Silverman Mistakes Construction Markings for Swastikas
Comedian Sarah Silverman got an earful from her social media followers on Sunday after appearing to mistake a pair of bright orange construction markings for swastikas painted by neo-Nazis.

The 46-year-old comedian wrote that she was on her way to get coffee when she noticed the markings on the sidewalk.

“Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town I’m in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo nazis not have google?” she wrote.

Of course, Silverman’s followers were quick to point out that the markings were, in fact, innocuous markings used in construction, often to designate a spot for which there is a pipe or a wire underneath.

Others simply ridiculed the comedian for her post, attributing other innocent, everyday situations to the work of nefarious extremists.~snip~
One more reason why no one takes Trump hate seriously.

Trump dress hate backfires

You know it's getting to the point that just about anything current you watch on tv or read in the press contains a daily dose of Trump outrage.

It's getting old pretty quick.

Also not nearly as many people give a rats ass bout the opinions of democrats or leftists in general.

But you gotta give a hand to Joy Villa, I mean how better to get your name out there than being not only a Trump supporter but rocking a "make America Great again" dress at the Grammy awards.
The spastic reaction of the unhinged leftists insured her name would get out there and give people who may have never heard of her a chance to listen to and buy her music.

Joy Villa's music sales skyrocket after singer dons pro-Trump dress to Grammys
Joy Villa's music sales skyrocketed after the singer wore a pro-Trump dress at Sunday night's 59th annual Grammy Awards. When she arrived at the Grammys, Villa flung off a white frock to reveal a gown of patriotic red, white and blue that urged "Make America Great Again" and had "Trump" in sparkly letters on the back hem.

The 25-year-old's EP "I Make the Static" jumped to the top of Amazon's top digital paid albums and reached number seven on the iTunes top album chart after her red carpet appearance.

"I am 100 percent a Trump supporter. I believe in his message, I believe he will run this country like he runs his life, successfully," Villa told Fox News. "I stand as a proud American and I stand for a unified America that is tolerant of each other no matter who we voted for. I stand behind our President because that's the American thing to do. I believe in love, above all."

The singer also explained her controversial look on Instagram.

"Go big, or go home. You can either stand for what you believe or fall for what you don't. Above all make a choice for tolerance and love. Agree to disagree," she wrote after her red carpet appearance.~snip~
You'd think after all the times they've arrogantly told us who or what we have to like culminating in the overwhelming rejection of their baggage ridden candidate they'd re-evaluate their knee jerk reactions.

That's not to likely though.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Scared of eternal life

First time I've ever heard of this.(video at the link)

The Crippling Fear of Everlasting Life
While many dream of an afterlife, people with apeirophobia are terrified of eternal existence. Where does this fear come from? “I suspect that, in apeirophobia, one comes to the realization that after death you will live forever—if you believe in the afterlife—and in simulating that experience in your mind, one realizes that there is no way to project ahead to forever,” says Martin Wiener, a neuroscience professor at George Mason University. “That experience is, inherently, anxiety-provoking.” In this animation that explores apeirophobia, people who struggle to grasp infinity confess their uncertainty about what happens after death.~snip~
I like to believe that we go on after we die although I'd really like to have an idea of what it would be like. I mean what would your everyday activities look like?
I was raised Christian and Jesus promised a place for us in his fathers house and I like the idea that we'll be united with loved ones in the afterlife.
But how will we occupy our time in eternity.
Will we have a job or hobbies? Is there any kind of job or hobby you'd be happy to do for eternity?

That kind of uncertainty makes me a little apprehensive but it would and is silly to be fearful of something that you can't do anything about.

But then again that's what phobias are really about, being extremely or irrationally fearful.
Not the politically correct crap that the media or grievance groups try to pass off to us.

Trump to step up immigration security

One of the major platforms that Trump ran on was immigration and it seems like he fully intends to uphold his promises.
Whether you agree or not you gotta be impressed by that....a politician who actually tries to do what he's promised to do.

Trump says additional immigration security steps will come ‘rapidly’
President Trump said Friday he had “no doubt” that he would ultimately win the federal court case over his stalled executive order that would temporarily ban all refugees as well as immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Asked how he planned to fight an appellate court decision that kept in place a Seattle judge’s restraining order blocking the ban, the president offered a confident vision but was vague on details.

“We are going to keep our country safe. We are going to do whatever is necessary to keep our country safe. We had a [court] decision [and] we think [we] will be very successful with and shouldn’t have taken this much time because safety is a primary reason,” Trump said.

“We’ll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country. You’ll be seeing that sometime next week. In addition, we will continue to go through the court process, and I have no doubt we’ll win that particular case.”

Trump also alluded to unspecified threats he had learned about in the three weeks of his presidency — and vowed to prevent any attacks on the US.~snip~
Both parties could learn from this, but they won't. It would be prudent to see who obstructs this administrations platform, the one that got him elected, and then vote accordingly.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's in the stars!!!

Caught this over at Weasel Zippers.
Which kind of sinks the idea that we're living in an era of science. Lots of people have no problem believing in the alignment of the stars to guide and influence their lives and to make excuses for their behavior.

Go figure.

Why do so many millennials believe in horoscopes?
We’re a generation that largely resists labels and refuses to be categorised, so it’s curious that so many millennials obsessively read their horoscopes.

According to a study, 58 per cent of 18-24-year-old Americans believe astrology is scientific.

The study also revealed that skepticism of astrology is decreasing, and indeed you don’t have to look far online to find the strong community of young, cool, perfectly normal people who obsess over their zodiac signs.

Some of the most popular websites amongst under-30s regularly post articles about star signs:

Broadly, for example, publishes daily horoscopes, and Your Tango’s most popular articles are often astrology-based reads such as “The Pros And Cons Of Marrying Him, Based On His Zodiac Sign” and “The PERFECT Travel Destination For Your Zodiac Sign.”

All this suggests there really is a huge appetite for astrology among millennials. But why?

Astrology gives people an excuse for their less than positive traits or actions - “It’s not my fault I’m bad at decision-making, it’s just because I’m a Libra,” someone might say.

Or “I can’t help being emotional right now - the full moon is in Cancer.”~snip~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Despite all the noise Sessions confirmed

I don't know about anybody else but the constant hissy fits by the left are just embarrassing. Despite the noise things are moving forward with Trumps nominees.
The constant outrage seems to be receding into the back ground, it's really not much of a surprise to anyone that the democrats constant pandering to every grievance group with the loudest screech is starting to get pretty old.
Democrats and the liberal media are marginalizing themselves and full irrelevance can't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general
WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to Attorney General Wednesday, after a long and bruising nomination process that tested the rules of senate collegiality.

Claps broke out from the Republican side of the senate floor as the final vote was announced: 52-47. Sessions voted present, while Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va) was the lone Democrat to join the Republican majority.

Sessions survived a grueling 10-hour confirmation hearing and heated protests from liberal and civil rights activists who doubted whether Sessions would champion for their rights.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell gave his longtime colleague a warm farewell speech before the vote, recounting his strong character, work ethic and even sense of humor.~snip~

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kate Upton, cause why not?

In the grand scheme of things I don't think anybody really cares about what a "diva" she is. Most guys just want to see the pics.

'She was being a big f***ing diva!' Kate Upton's 'extravagant demands may have cost her a Sports Illustrated cover this year'
Sports Illustrated fans are always excited for the yearly Swimsuit Issue.

But according to Page Six, fans may not get the chance to see Sports Illustrated favorite Kate Upton on the cover this year.

A source close to the magazine revealed that the 24-year-old beauty may have been cut from one of the issue's three covers after her alleged diva-like demands became too much to bear.~snip~

Monday, February 6, 2017

Corporate America wants cheap labor

What's the incentive for some corporations to be all pro-immigration legal or not?
The bottom line, they can hire immigrants cheaper than citizens and in the case of illegals they have the benefit of violating wage, safety and labor laws.

The goofy left seems to not care that they are making corporations richer and enabling exploitation.
Silly liberals.

Corporate America gets political: Super Bowl commercials focus on immigration and multiculturalism just over a week after Trump's Muslim ban
Big American corporations got political at this year's Super Bowl with a series of adverts centered around immigration.

Just over a week after President Trump's controversial 'Muslim ban', some of America's biggest brands took aim at the policy with commercials promoting diversity and reminding America it was built by immigrants.
One of the biggest stirs was caused by one of America's biggest brands; Budweiser.

Their dramatized story of its founder traveling from Germany to the U.S. to follow his dreams of brewing, only to face a hostile welcome, sparked fury among Trump voters who pledged not to drink the beer again.
There were even calls to boycott several of the companies shortly after their ads aired, including Coca Cola and 84 Lumber.

However, others voiced their support for the controvesial adverts, with some saying they had been encouraged to try Buweiser for the first time.~snip~

Super Snooze?

I suppose the title is a little unfair seeing as how the ratings for Super Bowl 51 was still pretty huge but not as big as a few years ago.

I used to be a pretty big fan of the NFL mostly because I grew up watching it, my Dad was a fan and the games would be on every Sunday at our house until the year he died (1975).
I remember the first Super Bowl and most afterwards but to tell you the truth I lost interest over the last few years. The preening, vacuous announcers and sports media was annoying enough before they decided to become social justice warriors but now they have become insufferable.

From Costas' gun rant to the made up controversy over the Washington Redskins I'm just tired of getting a lecture with my leisure activity.

One of the indicators of how far the Super Bowl has fallen has got to be that the most buzz on social medias was about the half time show. All the anticipation by the leftards of Lady Gags's epic tear down of Donald Trump.

Which didn't happen. Of course that hasn't stopped unhinged lefty's from scouring the performance looking for something....anything to point to to validate their expectations that Gaga would sympathize with their hate.

Actually the half time show wasn't bad and I'm happy for that. Her national anthem performance at Super Bowl 2016 was pretty good.

So maybe there is some hope that before I die the NFL can go back to becoming a pleasant diversion from politics and the pressures of our lives and entertainers can go back to entertaining.

Wouldn't that be something?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Butt Burgers

You gotta love the rivalry that comes out of competition.

Trump labor nominee's company sued rival for implying its burgers came from cow's anus 
Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, doesn't appreciate being the butt of his competitors' jokes.
In 2007, CKE Restaurants, the fast food company headed by Puzder, sued rival Jack-in-the-Box for suggesting that the meat in Hardee's and Carl's Jr. angus beef burgers was anything but top quality.
At issue were two ads from Jack-in-the-Box. In one ad, Jack-in-the-Box employees laughed every time the word Angus was said. In another, Jack, the company's mascot, leads a meeting where he refuses to point to where Angus beef comes from.
"That's the sirloin area," Jack says, while pointing to an image of different cuts of beef from a cow.
"Jack, our competitors serve Angus burgers. Could you point to the Angus area?," a man in the meeting asks.
"I'd rather not," Jack responds.~snip~
From a consumers point of view ads like this should be hilarious and nothing more but, shockingly, there's an alarmingly significant number of people who allegedly don't get the joke.
CKE Restaurants saw initial setbacks in the case. Attempts to get an injunction to have ads removed from the air were denied, and a judge said he was not convinced by a survey submitted by CKE Restaurants that of 404 people, 36% thought Angus beef came from the butt of the cow.
Lawsuit worthy?
Stay tuned.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Look before you leak

This just gives me the shivers and it's another reason I don't use the facilities in the dark,

A Texas boy found a rattlesnake in a toilet. Then a snake catcher found 23 more.
Jason McFadden was at work one morning in late January when he got a text message from his wife, Cassie.

“What the crap do I do?” it read.

That text was followed by a picture — of a rattlesnake inside a toilet at their Texas home.

“Like everybody else,” Jason McFadden said, “my jaw dropped.”

McFadden said he recognized the snake was a threat, and told his wife to kill it. She grabbed a broom, he said, in an attempt to block it in the toilet. The snake, which had first been spotted by the couple’s young son, pushed its way out anyway, and slithered onto the floor.

Sparing you the details … rest in peace, toilet snake, which was no match for what came next. There was a garden hoe, a shovel and branch cutters involved. You can get the picture.~snip~

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Border Wall Time Table

Two years, they're talking two years to finish the border wall on our southern border.

You gotta wonder about how we've wasted all this time, and lives lost, the property damaged and land littered. The acres of U.S. territory held hostage by human and drug smugglers because the politicians of both parties refused to act.

Both parties engaged in shameless Hispandering to the detriment of the voters in a rush to see who could kiss the asses of the loudest screaming grievance agitators.

DHS Secretary: Border Wall Could Be Complete Within Two Years
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly presented an ambitious schedule for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview Wednesday. 
"The wall will be built where it's needed first, and then it will be filled in. That's the way I look at it," Kelly told Fox News. "I really hope to have it done within the next two years." 
Kelly visited McAllen, Texas on Wednesday, where he learned first-hand about the challenges that border patrol agents face. One of the busiest areas along the border is the Rio Grande Valley, which is also known as the "RGV Sector." Border patrol agents pick up at least 600 people trying to cross the border into the U.S. illegally on any given day, Fox News reported. 
"Any discussion about the protection of our southwest border involves discussion of physical barriers but also of technological sensors, things like that," Kelly said. "But it's a layered approach, and it’s got to be backed up by great men and women who are going to make sure that the wall is intact."~snip~
When the entrenched RINOs come up for re-election they'll try and take credit for controlling the border not bothering to mention that they obstructed construction of one for years.
Don't let them get away with it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Not enough little piggies going to market.

It would be great if this was the biggest problem we had.

Nation's bacon reserves hit 50-year low as prices rise
The country's bacon reserves are at the lowest levels in half a century.

In other words, pig farmers can't keep up with the world's sizzling appetite for those fatty, smoky strips of sheer eating pleasure.

The Ohio Pork Council, a Columbus-based non-profit, reported Tuesday that demand for frozen pork belly, frequently made into bacon, is outpacing supply.

“Today’s pig farmers are setting historic records by producing more pigs than ever,” said Rich Deaton, president of the organization. “Yet our reserves are still depleting.”

There are literally not enough little piggies going to market.~snip~

But all is not lost, so we can breathe easy.

Bacon supply safe despite plummeting pork reserves, council says

That reminds me, I need to get a pound or two.