Monday, April 29, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

If I had a dollar for every woman that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me very attractive.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Shazam! - A Movie Review, Sort Of

Shazam! as a superhero origin story is simply magical! No, really, I mean his origin is Harry Potter's. He's not the strange visitor from another planet, no one gave him a lantern powered ring, and he wasn't bitten by a radioactive anything. Billy Batson is an orphan, who wants nothing more in life than to find his real mom. Even if it means calling in an occasional false police report. Young Billy is a bit of a troublemaker.

Family is a theme that runs through the film. The stern father and sterner grandfather of the kid who turns into a super villain, the foster parents and foster kids that young 14 year old Billy finds himself living among. An exploration of what family really means.

Billy Batson made his first appearance in 1939 as the boy who uttered a magic word to turn himself into "Captain Marvel". The magic word Shazam was an acronym for

The wisdom of Solomon

The Strength of Hercules

The stamina of Atlas

The power of Zeus

The invulnerability or courage of Achilles

And the speed of Mercury

We we have an admixture of magic and mythology here, too. And theology. Billy was supposed to acquire the wisdom of Solomon as he fought against the embodiment of the Seven Deadly Sins. The element of theology is downplayed in the movie. The foster kids give thanks before every meal, but it isn't exactly clear who they're thanking. Solomon's wisdom is clearly non-existent, as the wizard picks a delinquent 14 year old boy to be his champion, whereas I might have picked a police detective or a Navy SEAL. The fourteen year old exhibited all the wisdom...of a fourteen year old!

In many ways, Shazam! is the movie you would have had in "Big", if the Tom Hanks character had told the magic fortune teller "I want to be Superman!" There's even a small homage to Big as Shazam, nee Captain Marvel, fights the villain in a toy store.

Zachary Levi does a yeoman's job as the "Big" superhero, expressing childlike wonder at all the new and wonderful things he is able to do, yet reluctant when called upon to fight real evil. Shazam is a good solid popcorn movie, suitable for most children and some adults. It's entertaining, without being preachy about anything (a rarity in today's atmosphere). I don't remember a single call to save the planet over global warming, or saving the whales or the rainforests.

It's a comic book movie. No enduring truths. No stirring calls to action. Just sit your behind in the seat, or rent the Blu-ray, and absorb a little semi-mindless fantasy for an hour or so. I'd give it three out of five stars.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ah, Earth Day...the Irony!

Monday April 22nd. was Earth Day. A day dedicated to saving the planet through energy conservation and...recycling!
STOCKTON — A thick, billowy plume of black smoke visible for miles scarred an otherwise pristine blue sky over the Port of Stockton on Monday afternoon, caused by a stubborn, wind-blown fire at... a recycling center. ...The blaze was fueled mostly by pallets of paper, plastics and other recyclables.
Forget your carbon offsets! Ain't no thicker, blacker smoke than a good plastic fire. Burning tires come close, if you have enough of them, but the irony of filling a pristine blue sky with thick black smoke from recyclables on Earth Day was just too precious not to take note of! 
And, lest we forget, April 22nd. is also Vladimir Lenin's birthday!

Happy Earth Day from Stockton, California! Happy belated birthday, Vlad!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Liberal Media Bias? Nah...

The Harvard University Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy just published a report that details the absolutely obscene anti-Trump bias of the liberal media.
The study found that in Trump's first 100 days in office, the tone of the news coverage of the president has been a whopping 80 percent negative to 20 percent positive. 
CNN and NBC struck a 93 percent negative tone on their Trump stories, with only 7 percent positive. CBS was third in the anti-Trump race, with a 91 to 9 ratio. And the pro-Trump Fox News? That network was 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.
This comes as no surprise to most conservatives and I trust it will open the eyes of some liberals. But it's effect on anti-Trumpers? It's like giving a band-aid to a man bleeding to death.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

THERAPIST: Why are you here today?
WIFE: He throws Gatorade on me after every fight.
THERAPIST: Sir, why are you doing that?
HUSBAND: If she wants to be the winner, I’m going to treat her like a winner.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Winter Has Come For Hillary

The kickoff for “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” began in New York City at the Beacon Theater last Thursday night.

Maureen Callahan, a writer for The New York Post on pop culture attended what she described as a “snoozefest” saying the coverage of the event was “typically respectful and anodyne” making little, if any, news.  That is until a heckler in the front row stood up and shouted, “Bill, this is boring!”

Coming to her rapist husband’s defense, Hillary AKA The Ice Cube In Heels, began talking over him saying the “important political conversations” they were trying to have can be difficult, especially when interrupted by “agent provocateurs.”

“Jeffrey Epstein!” shouted the man.

A little later, Clinton toadie Paul Begala addressed Granny, “May I ask you—this is a question I get a lot because I lived a life in politics, nothing like yours—which is closer to reality of life in politics, which TV show? The ‘West Wing’ or ‘Veep’?”

“Oh, probably ‘Game of Thrones,’” Clinton quipped, “At least in my experience.”

After her humiliating defeat in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary wrote in her post-election memoir “What Happened” that she envisioned herself as the fictional queen of Westeros, Cersei Lannister, the ruthless and power-hungry, irredeemable villain in HBO’s runaway hit “Game of Thrones”.
Without ever mentioning President Trump by name, the Clintons touted themselves as forever devoted to bringing everyone together except the “deplorables” and trying to salvage rural economies except those in Wisconsin.

And so, these corrupt old fossils plod on refusing to surrender the stage as today’s Democrat Party tries to leave the Clintons right where they belong: firmly ensconced in the past.

Remember Hillary, the night is dark and full of terrors and Bernie was the High Sparrow.

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We thank Doug Ross for linking to this post.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Candace Owens Versus A Manipulative Little Weasel

I couldn’t help thinking as I watched Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the rising tide of white nationalism and hate crimes that this little weasel fancies himself some sort of Samurai warrior.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) invited Candace Owens to speak on the subject.  Her opening statement was riveting.  In it she shared her personal experience with a hate crime.  Seated directly behind her was her 75-year-old grandfather.

"Let me be clear, the hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it is about fear mongering, power and control," Owens said. "It is a preview of a Democrat 2020 election strategy the same as the Democrat 2016 election strategy.”

"The goal here is to scare Blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims into helping them censor dissenting opinions ultimately helping them regain control of our country’s narrative.”

"The biggest scandal in American politics is Democrats have been conning minorities into the belief that we are perpetual victims; all but ensuring our failure. Racial division and class warfare are central to the Democrat Party platform. They need Blacks to hate whites, the rich to hate the poor. Soon enough it will be the tall hating the short," Owens concluded.

The disgraceful Lieu did not bother to ask Owens a question, but rather whipped out his cellphone as though it were a Samurai sword to play a 30-second portion of a one-year-old recording of the young black conservative woman as she addressed a British audience attempting to distinguish the difference between nationalism and Nazi socialism.

It was Lieu’s naked attempt to falsely accuse Owens of being a Hitler apologist which, of course, she is not.

Rep. Reschenthaler invited Owens to respond to Lieu’s skulduggery.

“I think it's pretty apparent Mr. Lieu believes black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in its entirety,” Owens said.

'He purposefully extracted, he cut off, and you didn't hear the question that was asked of me. He's trying to present [the clip] as though I was mounting a defense of Hitler in Germany when, in fact, the question that was asked of me was pertaining to whether or not I believed in nationalism, and whether nationalism was bad,” she continued, as Lieu sat there, having to listen to her defense.

“And I responded that I do not believe that we should be characterizing Hitler as a nationalist. He was a homicidal, psychopathic maniac who killed his own people. A nationalist would not kill their own people.”

Lieu has openly stated he would love to be able to regulate speech and was recently embroiled in a salacious scandal involving campaign donations from Democrat donor Ed Buck who had two gay black men die in his apartment.

A published report in Advocate stated Buck has a “fetish for shooting drugs into youthful black men he picks up off the street or on hook-up sites.  Buck, it should be noted, is a 65-year-old white man.

The Los Angeles Times did a bio of Buck in January of this year that included this lewd tidbit:  Buck was arrested in 1983 for public sexual indecency for grabbing the crotch of another man in a bookstore. Buck pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and cracked to reporters, “What they didn't say was that the man enjoyed it.”

His Facebook page has boasted dozens of photos of him with prominent Democrats, including former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, California Gov. Jerry Brown, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

I guarantee you; the next time Lieu has to tangle with Ms. Owens he’d better actually be wearing his Samurai armor to avoid being sliced and diced like that again.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Demented Gasbag Proclaims Beating Trump Would Be “So Easy”

The miserable excuse for a man who impersonates President Trump on Saturday Night Live has suggested he is interested in running for president in 2020.
His tweet is not the first time he’s mused about running.  The dude who can’t handle finding a parking spot in New York City told Howard Stern in 2018 he would “beat Trump by 1,000 percent.”

This unstable asshat famously left his daughter Ireland a voicemail rant in 2007 when she was only 11 years old calling her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”

“I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned.”

“Once again I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone.”

Baldwin revealed to Playboy magazine he contemplated suicide after the voicemail was made public. He said the message caused a “permanent break” in his relationship with his daughter.  He continued, “I don’t think anybody ever recovers from things like that.  It’s a scab that never heals.”

Another recording came back to haunt Baldwin in 2013. That year, he yelled an anti-gay slur at a photographer who was taking a picture of him and his family. Shortly before that incident, Baldwin told another member of the media, “I hope you choke.”

Baldwin has also had altercations with photographers from the New York Daily News and the New York Post. In the past, he’s also lashed out at the media on Twitter, including telling one reporter he was going to “fuck you up.” In addition, he’s admitted to bullying women and treating them “in a very sexist way.”

So yeah, Alec,  bring it buddy.  Trump will wipe the floor with your sorry ass. 

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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Malicious Defamation And Blacklisting Of Trump Administration Officials

As you’ve not doubt already heard, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday.  Her departure comes on the heels of a swell of migrant “families” crossing our southern border and pushing the system toward an inevitable collapse.

Customs and Border Patrol estimates apprehensions of border-crossers topped 90,000 in March, more than almost any month in the last decade. The numbers will likely continue to rise as warmer weather brings a seasonal uptick in illegal immigration.

No matter how you may feel about her time as President Trump’s DHS Secretary, Nielsen was at an agonizing impasse with outmoded immigration laws Congress refuses to fix and the escalating crisis at the border.

“By anyone's definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border.  There were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week and we’re on pace for 100,000 apprehensions this month.  That is by far a greater number than anything I saw on my watch in my three years as Secretary of Homeland Security,” said Jeh Johnson who was Obama’s immigration official.

As the consensus grows that the surge of refugees at the southern border constitutes a crisis, Democrats generally remain flat-footed on the subject. It was fine to denounce Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the mistreatment of children and families and probably even politically useful to mock Trump’s fixation on a “big, beautiful wall,” but that’s not going to be enough.

We don’t know what direction Trump will take now that Nielsen is out the door, but it seems a sure bet he will not be vulnerable to accusations of minimizing the threat. 

Democrats have succumbed to the temptation that believing since the President is “intemperate and xenophobic” sounding in his remarks on immigration it is enough for them to simply denounce his bluster and condemn his policies as cruelty.

Voters care deeply about illegal immigration. As 2020 barrels headlong towards us, more and more alarming images along the border will emerge and Democrat presidential candidates will need to have some concrete answers before we head to the ballot box.

Restore Public Trust, a predominately Democrat public interest group targeted Trump Administration officials in a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times that read:  “Attention Corporate America: Don’t let hate into your boardroom.”

Nielsen's name appears on a list along with other current and former Trump Administration officials including former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and current White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Restore Public Trust’s advisory board includes long-serving Democrat operatives like Shripal Shah, Melanie Sloan, Melissa Bonine, Brad Woodhouse and Kyle Herring.

RPT is a fiscal project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that took in $358 million in 2016 and has funneled millions of dollars to left-wing advocacy groups like David Brock’s Media Matters for America and the Center for American Progress.

These barbaric ne’er-do-wells, it seems, will not rest until they have sabotaged any and all Trump Administration officials from securing new employment.

Spokesman Karl Frisch said companies “need to think twice about what that will mean for their brand to be associating with somebody who is responsible for one of the most horrific policies this administration put forward and that speaks volumes.” 

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Kid: Dad, am I adopted?
Me: No, but we're hopeful.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

All She Has Is All She Needs—A Poor Young Bartender In Her Weeds

If you’re old enough you may remember a sitcom which aired on CBS called “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor.  The couple move from New York City to a country farm.

During one episode, Lisa explains to Oliver that he needs to accept her lack of cooking skills. "When you married me, you knew that I couldn't cook, I couldn't sew, and I couldn't keep house. All I could do was talk Hungarian and do imitations of Zsa Zsa Gabor." Zsa Zsa, of course, was Eva’s sister in real life.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke this past Saturday at Rev. Al Sharptongue’s National Action Network convention in New York exploiting a Southern drawl reminiscent of Granny Clinton’s “I don’t feel no ways tarred”.  It was egregious pandering, but the ignorant twit clapped back at her detractors declaring, “As much as the right wants to distort and deflect, I am from the Bronx.  I act and talk like it, especially when I’m fired up and especially when I’m home. It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time.”

She later described her “accent” as code-switching.

On Sunday morning, the freshman Congresswoman President Trump called a “wonderful, young bartender” tweeted: 
Twittersphere member Cuffy Meh tweeted, “Great. Now she’s gonna fake a hayseed farmer accent.”
She was asking in her tweet for suggestions on what to plant in her puny 4 X 4 garden plot.  Don’t communists usually plant potatoes so they can make vodka?  Maybe grow some turnips or radishes like the North Koreans do for Little Rocket Man? 
How long will the Bronx Bolshevik pose for photo ops with her “community garden”?  Until the weeds overtake it just like Moochelle’s White House “kitchen garden”. 

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A Walk On The Wild Side

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Beat Up By Exercise Bands (Wink Wink): Dirty Harry Loses Lawsuit

The dirty, rotten scoundrel who “served” in the United States Senate for 30 years had his lawsuit against the makers of an exercise band flatly rejected.

Four years ago, Harry Reid blamed blindness in one eye, fractured ribs, a concussion and bruises on an “accident” in his bathroom on New Year’s Day.

Following eight days of testimony, an eight-member civil trial jury deliberated for about an hour before proclaiming Reid never proved the device he used was a TheraBand® made by Ohio-based Hygienic Corporation.

Why would I intimate Reid’s incident with an effing rubber band wasn’t just an unfortunate encounter between a scrawny little worm and exercise equipment?

Dirty Harry served as Nevada gaming commissioner in the 1970s affording him the opportunity to rub elbows with organized crime members.  He entered public service in 1987, but Reid got rich while serving in the U.S. Senate.  His considerable fortune came, in large part, from sweetheart land deals he acquired through at least one person associated with the mob.

Not possible you say.  The mob’s been gone from Sin City for decades, right?  Nope.  Vegas still celebrates Mob Month every January.  There’s even a Mob Museum whose mission it is to “advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.”

From a published report from Circa, we are told a massive FBI organized crime investigation back in the 80s developed information that Reid may have received money from a mob figure that was routed through a friend, and subsequently took action as Nevada’s top gaming regulator that allowed a mob-controlled casino to keep operating, according to internal Bureau memos and wiretap tapes that escaped public notice for most of Reid’s Senate career.

The evidence included an interview with Joseph Agosto, a now-deceased La Cosa Nostra crime family figure who told FBI agents he provided through an intermediary “$25,000 or $30,000 to be used to furnish Reid’s new office” in 1977 right after Reid was named chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

That interview was part of the FBI’s extensive Mafia history files that were released in 2013-14 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Wiretap intercepts reviewed by Circa also captured major mob figures discussing in 1978 —a year after the alleged gift—that Reid had helped them resolve a case that threatened to revoke the license of a large mob-controlled casino. According to FBI documents, the mobsters in the tapes referred to Reid by the codename they had given him, “Clean Face” or “Clean.”

Reid’s commission opted to fine the Stardust casino $100,000 in 1978 rather than revoke its gambling license as Gaming Control Board regulators had recommended, the records show.

“I’m happy that Clean, you know, was able to deliver,” the late Agosto was captured on a wiretap tape saying as he described the reaction of a mob associate shortly after Reid persuaded the regulatory commission to approve the fine and keep the casino open. 

Agosto, the Kansas City mob’s top lieutenant in Las Vegas, told the FBI in a subsequent jailhouse interview in 1983 that Reid’s action in the Stardust matter was “so favorable," confirming the FBI’s suspicions that the regulatory decision allowed organized crime to keep skimming funds from the casino.

One of the main characters of the Obama sewer who would have stayed in “public service” until they carried him out by the handles was “exercise-banded” into early retirement.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Unplanned - A Movie Review, Sort Of

First, a little background. I went to see the movie "Unplanned" Monday. Seems rather apt, since I wasn't planning on seeing it, until I became aware of the coordinated efforts on the Left to keep this movie from being seen. There was an overall media blackout. I hadn't heard any buzz about it, and aside from an occasional ad on Fox (props to them, by the way), I'd heard nothing about it. Seems that they tried to buy ads on Lifetime, Hallmark and HGTV, who weren't accepting its ads. Twitter was playing Mickey Mouse games with the movie's Twitter account followers, unfollowing them, hiding the account.

And then, irony of ironies, the movie was given an "R" rating! Totally unjustified! I watched a program on broadcast TV a couple of nights ago, where a man was brutally stabbed to death, in a much more graphic display of violence than anything you will see in this movie. So imagine people who think that fifteen year olds should be able to get an abortion without their parents' permission, cannot watch a movie about abortion, without their parents' permission!

Why doesn't the Left want anyone to see this movie? Because it gives an honest portrayal of Planned Parenthood and their place in the abortion industry. Unplanned is the story of Abby Johnson, an idealistic young woman who went to work for PP, and in eight years, became their youngest clinic director in the nation. This story is, as they say in the vernacular, "ripped from the headlines", which provides fodder for countless TV shows and movies, but this movie shows an honest and unflattering peek behind Planned Parenthood's closed doors, which made it  radioactive to the usual media suspects.

But Abby Johnson is no plaster saint. She had one failed marriage and two abortions herself. The pro-life protesters are not air brushed. Some outside the clinics shout "Baby killer", one wears a Grim Reaper outfit. The movie flashes back to Abby's college days where she is recruited as a PP volunteer. The lead actress, Ashley Bratcher, does an excellent job of portraying this woman on her journey to enlightenment. The supporting cast is good, perhaps not as polished as they might be, but considering the size of the budget and the subject matter, the cast is solid. There's even a cameo by "That Pillow Guy", Mike Lindell, who helped finance the project.

The accompanying music was quite good, considering the fact that a number of people refused to license their music for use in the movie.

Unplanned is the 'Little Movie That Could', overcoming opposition and great odds to tell a story that every teenage child in the country should see, before they consider an abortion for themselves, or helping a friend to get one.

In spite of all the obstacles placed in its way, "Unplanned" finished in 5th place at the box office this weekend. It is heart tugging and heart breaking at times, but well worth the price of admission. I give it four out of five stars.

As Alexandra DeSanctis put it, "None of it is easy to watch. But none of it is a lie."

Monday, April 1, 2019

Reefer Madness?

Chronic abuse of marijuana in the electorate may help to explain the 2018 House elections that produced a bumper crop of morons. We need to slow down attempts to legalize this gateway drug and let intensive scientific studies determine the dangers of THC.
The marijuana industry had a good day in Washington Thursday, as the House Financial Services Committee passed a bill to liberalize banking laws covering the industry. This win for pot came after a pretty tough blow: A new study published in the Lancet, a highly respected medical journal, found that high-potency marijuana can make you psychotic. In fact, about half of all cases of psychoses in Amsterdam could be prevented “if high-potency cannabis were no longer available,” the data suggest. 
The study doesn’t prove causality, but it certainly suggests it may be there. It illustrates the need for more research into the careless and unscientific claims that marijuana use is harmless. It also cries out for U.S. policymakers to put the brakes on the push to legalize recreational marijuana use and weaken guardrails around “medical” marijuana.
More here.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

The amount of patience I have for my kids is directly proportional to the number of witnesses watching.