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  1. Per requests in other t-threads and because it's fitting as a standalone. To that end, I will ban for trolling anyone who pops in with a complaint about the thread's existence. Have at it.
  2. Hannity and O'Reilly have long been obvious vermin and our glorious prideful society makes innumerable creeps like these two powerful and wealthy and even adulated. And the more dysfunctional segments of the national tribe (right and left) have made one of the more absurd and pathetic ****-stains of a "man" ever proffered, the president. Good times.
  3. @RedskinsMayne Hi sweetie. If you like joining the scrum, you'll need to dial back the gratuitous snark/asswipe tone in order to remain. I offer no further tutorial or guidance other than read the rules (esp. 5 & 12) carefully, understand and follow them, and follow moderator directives. Also, stay on the thread topic. added: I see you were warned a week ago on another matter by another mod. If you like being here, I suggest adjustment. Per routine, do not reply to this post in the thread, and do not PM me with questions that suggest to me you have not read and understood the rules or this post.
  4. Let's take care of some business first: I started this as a new thread after perusing already existing alternatives and being dissatisfied with the options, including a thread I MET'd awhile back trying to accomplish the same goal----which is to give a regular place to learn about, or comment on, movies that are in the making, or rumored to be so, but haven't got their own threads yet :cool: So if we're going to talk about Rocky #32 in here, it's fine until someone starts a thread just for that, and then we'd just post there to discuss that movie. To start off, I'd recommend a trip to the Marvel site for super-hero movies fans, as I found the notices of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man I can see lot of potential for both, although the Guardians I read is quite different than their newer manifestations. There is also stuff on other new Cap and Thor flicks (Thor looks to pick up where Avengers left off). Also, I was disappointed a few months ago when I heard Tyler Perry (c'mon) was going to be Alex Cross. And I guess the movie is disappointing money-wise as well as otherwise. Part of me is glad it's a dud hoping they ****-can Perry for any future possibilities for Cross movies. But to me it is too bad that Mathew Fox (who is supposed to be good in it) may suffer since this is his first big role since LOST. On a similar note, one of my favorite fun-reading-material characters is Jack Reacher of the Lee Child (pen name) novels. The guy is kind of a cross between Dirt Harry, Jason Bourne, and Kwai Chang Kaine, but more with the persona of some of the badass characters Charles Bronson often played in the 60's--80's. He's a drifter and loaner and retired major of a special MP detachment with deep ties to Special Forces. Not a lot of talk in him, but a lot of serious trouble if you get on his wrong side. I have long wanted to see Reacher in a movie, and thought he could be a great leading action character and the books always had straight-forward and very well crafted premises and regularly varying supporting characters. Probably the most singly emphasized physical characteristic is his height (like 6'3-5ish). It's a central feature every time his physicality is being featured (which is often). So I finally hear there is going to be a Jack Reacher movie and I get all jacked up and then....I find the star is ****ing Tom The Mad Manic Midget Cruise. And I hate Tom Cruise (thought the I like a number of the dip****'s movies,dammit). I could shoot him. I HATE he's got the role. A couple weeks later I saw some previews and it made me want to shoot him again. What a waste.
  5. I think the general topic might be worth its own thread http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-judges-find-texas-gerrymandered-maps-on-racial-lines/ar-AAo8JB0?li=BBnb7Kz Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines
  6. What it says--and try to avoid abusing rule 13 too hard with that notion that somehow "NSFW" (an acronym not even mentioned in our rules) is some sort of magic wand for "anything goes." This guy rode a one-trick pony back in the day, playing the funniest drunk ever---even better than Frank Fontaine or Red Skelton (Crazy Guggenheim and Willie Lump Lump --much earlier).
  7. I kept thinking we need a place to stick stuff like this (there's so many I see) but that don't really fit anywhere else (they're not all China turf) and aren't worth a new thread for every one that comes along. "Two and a Half Men" star finds religion, calls TV show "filth" http://news.yahoo.com/two-half-men-star-finds-religion-calls-tv-213606045--finance.html more <incl. video> at link
  8. The idea/need for this topic as a thread was discussed in another thread, but this OP will be brief and I'll ask for some help on maybe posting some background on the various less-discussed major figures involved in the dems moving forward. Personal take: Wasserman and "the whole deal" was a disgrace and an indictment for the dems. Were it almsot anyone else than Don or Cruz, I'd have left the dems/Hillary. I'm not a fan or a hater of hillary. While I'm still building on a small bed of knowledge and a week-old awareness of him, I've had a very positive reaction to "mayor pete" of south bend Indiana, but it looks like he's a long shot for DNC chair and Perez seems favored over the next-fave, Ellison. I think there's still a great deal of serious division within the dems and it looks grim, other than if this grass roots stuff is real, and it is imo (certainly in this region), and if it can stay focused and stay organized, it will be formidable. Let's aim for a solid discussion. Let's reduce the typical game-playing of all kinds that goes on in here--inc. the occasional phenomena of some newer player or drive-by guy trying to "hide an agenda" via "clever" and "subtle" or any other tactics. Call out what you are, loud and proud and take your stand. (and please do not address the comments in this last paragraph when posting in the thread. thank you)
  9. i think that nunes seeing what he semi-coherently describes is easily believable...and that a law or significant procedural issue is part of his concern, added to it being one working negatively for the admin, even unfairly so...that can all be true quite reasonably---the deal here is how awful it was handled even if so and it sure looks like some collusion between wh folks and nunes to get this out as cover for don's dumbass and to take some heat off him....that's the stupid part they continue...to cause things to become way worse by how guilty they act about everything and all the secret-squirrel machinations, cover-ups, and forgetfulness everywhere..
  10. I'm watching little hate-ball Jeff Sessions launch his attack on the sanctuary cities and dem immigrants, and he's all infused with the glory of righteousness, bobbing his little head and rocking side to side looking like an evil elf. He's gonna get 'em! Be fun for those sufficiently twisted to see the sick little **** go full Scanners on camera---special effects only, of course.
  11. "Official Potus Power-Bottom Devin Nunes Fails at Clandestine Maneuver." Obviously a graduate of the Mike Flynn Spy Akadummy. I observe Nunes to be lying at most every presser, lately (not saying that glibly). Same with Schiff in his exaggeration of what they have. Nunes actions are far "worse" and "went first" but Schiff hurts the investigation, too. Not that it matters. This thing is going to keep going even if the house investigation continues to deteriorate.
  12. meanwhile, back at the ranch... http://insider.foxnews.com/amp/article/55045 Shaffer: Trump Wiretapping Case Exponentially 'Worse Than Watergate' more at link http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/24/its-scandalous-rep-king-says-nunes-had-tell-trump-about-obama-surveillance 'It's Scandalous': Rep. King Says Nunes Had to Tell Trump About Surveillance
  13. It's an interesting enough piece, but the reason it's here is the red-highlighted paragraph--that sounds intriguing. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-months-out-of-office-barack-obama-is-having-a-post-presidency-like-no-other/ar-BByN2i6?li=BBnb7Kz Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other more at link
  14. putting this here re: dumpster's immigration issues, but am adding a general media related note that as far right sources (britebart/radio/coulter/rush etc) actually start to beat on trump for not going far enough or not being effective enough yet, Fox is swinging ever more to the trump supporter role...but that's an aside...
  15. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/andrew-napolitano-supreme-court-shortlist-trump-236488 Napolitano told friends he was on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist
  16. now that a little time has passed, the r's are starting to talk out of school and tell stories of the easily believable nature that make trump and posse look bad regarding some of the interactions behind the scenes...main themes as you'd expect have been trump's "stunning" ignorance and disinterest in healthcare as a topic and the bill's contents and how he never talked about or acted like he concerned about how it would actually impact people other politically and that "it would still be better than obama" ....another being how conway and bannon would make big and contradicting promises to different reps from different factions but no one believed them, and how pence seemed to be focused solely on the political importance of the pres needing the win for the gop to hold onto power. and "achieve our dreams in this once in a generation opportunity"..... ...one said don asked him where he was on it and he said i'm a "no" and don looked over to mulvaney and said "why am i tlaking to this guy?" and walked off and it's just been one day
  17. still just smoke from where we sit, on record , so far...useful to keep reminding
  18. woolsey and some reporter from other media doing the story on flynn that broke yesterday and persuaded woolsey to go public, did their first tv int on cnn last night...watching woolsey when he was appearing during the transition as a talking head was always fun for me...very serious can't set him up precise won't play games kind of guy...anyway, this was about him being there at the meeting where flynn was discussing "transporting that dude" (the turkish connection) out of the country...reads like one of the events caught up in surveillance and people are going to start getting concerned about their well-being and dropping dimes to whatever extent they are there to drop (and i think you'll hear a fair amount of change rattle over the next few months, if not sooner, or real soon)
  19. btw...Hayden (former cia dir) was on smerconish (cnn) last week and he predicted that don & co were going to try to use easily presumed (now that the investigation's been publicly acknowledged) incidental collection as some sort of validation of his tweets which of course it would not be, and that is exactly what they ended up doing....and all these people <esp. internet posters and tv commentators> who are going off about "masking/unmasking" don't really know how that stuff works or what it means/doesn't mean in varying circumstances and contexts.... well all i know is it's reality tv time in the usa and that IS your host's real hair...
  20. Here a book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Ratf-ked-Behind-Americas-Democracy/dp/1631491628/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490464530&sr=1-1&keywords=david+daley Excellent review of the strategic brilliance and foresight behind gop move to significantly advance the state of the art in gerrymandering while the dems were asleep at the wheel.....
  21. i was posting recently about what another clown show nutbag Gorka is---trump attracts nutbags from across the SES spectrum like few humans I've known/read of----and of course he's another "top security int'l affairs advisor" and has long had strong connections to trump, stone, and bannon among others...but here's some more fun stuff...Fox news (and infowars lol) has been featuring Gorka as an int'l expert on terrorism and has had him as a frequent commentator for well over a year, speaking with great authority on all things terrorism (and sounding like a total nutbag, but it's Fox so....) and you could see how he'd end up a trump-whisperer from the **** he says... well, Gorka's academic credentials (one PhD) turn out to be bogus, his book is a joke (scan a few pages) and this thick accent he speaks in--which i assume is supposed to be some Eastern European one nobody really recognizes---may actually be phony since clips of him form 20-30 years ago show him speaking without any trace of it (had sort of an English accent) and he hadn't lived in e.e. nations during that time (had residences in Hungary off and on in the 90's and other years up to 2007-8, but lived in various places outside Hungary)
  22. I liked the times headline a couple days ago on nunes saying he's a lapdog not a watchdog.....for those of you who are hoping this russia stuff will somehow seriously impact trump and some of his top people...my call is you are going to be happy (so to speak).....nothingburger people won't be going away in the meantime of course, which is understandable (imagine these same people if all this was hillary & co "smoke")...as i noted yesterday, this rush of cats to testify all of a sudden after all these months and right after recent key developments (flynn/woolsey/nunes/other) is being regarded by several members of the ic as an obvious organized effort to get out in front by parties involved in what is likely both hacking collusion and two other forms of criminal activities being investigated...the trump folks have too much faith in their layers of cut-outs...but most of the trump people are not skilled operators...even stone isn't as sharp on this stuff as he thinks (no competition for actual spies or agents )...btw, stone is another long time trump circle dude who thinks the fbi and cia are nothing but political and incompetent... this will be messy, but l predict serious impact on trump and co