John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jason Galavo: George Carlin- 'Pissing Off The Feminists'

Source:Jason Galvao- George Carlin: an expert at pissing off feminists. 
This is from George Carlin's I believe 1990 HBO performance where's he's talking about it not being that difficult and not requiring much talent to piss off a feminist. And he talks about entering some office in New York at Ms. Magazine or National Organization For Women or some other left-wing feminist office in New York and says: "which one of you cupcakes would like to come home with me tonight and cook me a meal and give me a blow job?"

From Jason Galvao

Source:Scraps From The Loft- "George Carlin: Doin It Again (1990)" 
Yeah, if you're trying to piss off a feminist or any women who is to the left of I don't know Phyllis Schlafly ( just to throw out a name ) that would probably do the trick. But how big a population could American women who are to the left of Phyllis Schlafly be anyway, 70-80%: oh wait, we're only talking about out of a 100, so I could see where George might be onto something here.

Now if we were in Saudi Arabia or stuck in the Bible Belt somewhere on the way to an actual city or someplace where people actually have next door neighbors instead of cows or barns, that's not trapped in the 1920s culturally, you would have a hard time finding a person who doesn't have that attitude, let alone pissing someone off with that attitude.

Now at risk of sounding serious for a moment: ( and it might not even be that long ) the actual definition of a feminist is someone: "who believes in the advocacy of women's rights based on equality of the sexes." To put it simply: people who believe that men and women shouldn't be rewarded or punished simply for being a man or a woman. That men and women should be treated equally under law. Sounds like mainstream logic that most Americans regardless of their gender can get behind and probably already support.

But of course the most mainstream of countries including America all have those people who don't fit in with the establishment. They where mink coats in the summer, put mayonnaise on their cheeseburgers, wear tank tops and leather jackets at the opera, and tuxedos at their favorite fast food joint. And I don't mean this literally, but they don't fit in with society culturally or politically with the establishment.

And when it comes to feminists and feminism, they either believe that women shouldn't even have the right to vote, let alone be aloud to work and basically just be slaves for their man. Which would be Phyllis Schlafly-Ann Coulter Far-Right view of the women's place in the world.

And then from the Socialist-Left and radical feminists or Marxist-Feminists ( as some feminists call themselves ) , you're talking about people who don't believe in equality, but feminine rule in the sense that women should be running everything and that men aren't just pigs, but don't even matter. Those are the feminists that George Carlin was talking about in this video. 

Andy Snowslayer: Magnum Force 1973- 'Excuse Me Captain: Can You Fly': Clint Eastwood Stars

Source:Andy Snowslayer- From Magnum Force: which is the 2nd movie in the Dirty Harry series.
"One of my favorite scenes and lines from the Dirty Harry series. To capture hijackers, Dirty Harry poses as an airline pilot. As the jet taxi, the confounded copilot says, "Excuse me captain, can you fly?"

From Andy Snowslayer

Source:COUB- "Dirty Harry: Excuse me, can you fly?"
On a personal note: I don't know about you, but I'm up for another Dirty Harry marathon on Sundance or AMC, or whatever the network. Maybe because the weather is changing and the summer might be finally ending in Washington ( knock on wood ) that the Dirty Harry movies are all shot and take place in San Francisco ( perhaps the only big city in America that gets year round fall and spring ) or  I just love Clint Eastwood, but it takes me back to a place when movie were just movies ( for the most part ) and were a great escape from reality. Not designed to make some political statement.

This scene to me is the perfect example of Clint Eastwood not just kicking ass, but being the master smart-ass and comedic actor that he always was. You could flip a coin as far as who is the best action/comedy actor or all-time: Burt Reynolds or Clint Eastwood. I would go with Burt because he was a funnier man, but Eastwood is in that same class of actors who could kick ass and make people laugh in the exact same scene. Probably the best ever at combing both roles as the tough guy and comedian in the same role, scene, and movie.

This is the perfect Dirty Harry scene, because why is San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan called Dirty Harry, because he takes all the dirty jobs ( meaning dangerous ) that no other cop would be insane, drunk, high enough, or have the balls to do and always gets his man and successfully completes his missions. With his boss the Lieutenant always getting on his case about not following police procedure and doing it by the book. If Inspector Callahan waited for his Lieutenant's OK on this, the plane probably either takes off with all of those hostages, or the airport is shut down with SFPD having to deal with a serious hostage crisis. So this is the perfect Dirty Harry scene. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Storm: Dallas- Barbara Eden Guess-Stars: Michelle's Sweet Revenge

Source:Storm- Barbara Eden: guess-starring on Dallas in 1991.
"Dallas: Michelle takes over Ewing Oil and fires J.R."

From Storm

Source:Fan Pop- "Dallas - Barbara Eden photo"
If you're familiar with the J.R Ewing character on Dallas, you know he made his career out of screwing people over and getting away with it. ( Sound any current U.S. President you know ) So to see someone return the favor on him ( so to speak ) looks real sweet regardless if you're a fan of JR Ewing or not. And I actually personally like the guy as far as how he's able to sum people up and put them in their right places and do with great humor. But the guy is a business shark ( to be too kind ) who advances his own career by eating people alive and putting them out-of-business.

Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden, not only did I Dream of Jeannie which is one of the most popular and perhaps best sitcoms of all-time together in the 1960s and were also longtime friends who had great chemistry together. So to see them together on the greatest soap opera of all-time fighting it out is pretty sweet, but what makes it even sweeter is the background in their relationship in which they had this little tussle. They were former lovers and JR fathered Michell'e ( played by Barbara Eden ) wha would've been their baby a long time ago and he walked out on her and she aborted what would've been their baby. And now she's getting back at him by taking his company away from him. Sort of the definition of sweet revenge: you screw me and I'll screw you even harder. 

The Final 24: Nicole Brown Simpson

Source:The Final 24- OJ and Nicole Brown Simpson. Perhaps when they were still married.
"Vibrant, funny, and beautiful, Nicole Brown Simpson appears to have it all. With loads of money, a great body, and two adorable children, the ex-wife of football legend O.J. Simpson is living the Hollywood dream. In 24 hours, however, the dream will be brutally shattered, Nicole will be dead, and her ex-husband will stand accused in the murder trial of the century."

From The Final 24

Source:ABC News- "OJ Simpson trial: where are they now?"
I'm not sure if Nicole Brown Simpson was meant to be murdered by OJ Simpson or anyone else, but he definitely had an obsession for her to the point where he basically said: "if I can't have her, no one else can." Which is about as clever as saying: how are you doing, or this is some weather we're having. But my point is this is basically a pretty simple case. I'm not sure OJ was in love with her as much as he was obsessed with her. And probably saw Nicole as his personal trophy or pet that he could do anything that he wanted with.

And yes, I think OJ Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown as well as their mutual friend Ronald Goldman. And if you don't believe me, just ask all of OJ's DNA and blood at the crime scene and look at the physical evidence not just on Nicole, but OJ as well. OJ, having no alibi and plenty of motive to kill her as well doesn't help him. And if you want to argue the case the opposite way, you're going to need a helluva lot more than some whacked out, high as a skyscraper conspiracy theory that the Los Angeles Police planted all of that evidence that makes to clear that OJ murdered Nicole. You're going to need some actual facts that even's OJ's supposed all star team of defense lawyers weren't able to offer that their client OJ Simpson  didn't murder his ex-wife Nicole Simpson. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Classic Film & TV Cafe: The 10th Victim 1965- 'Clip with Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni'

Source:Classic Film & TV Cafe- Swiss Goddess Ursula Andress: in The 10th Victim, from 1965.
"Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni fall in love while trying to kill each other, endorse products for TV, and avoid being shot by other assassins. And everyone tries to look groovy!" 

From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Source:The Famous Fix- "The 10th Victim Videos..."
This scene doesn't look that different from Ursula Andress's first scene in James Bond's Dr. No from 1962, where she appears out of the middle of nowhere on the beach in Bahamas wearing nothing but a bikini. She's a little more conservatively dressed here, ( little, might be an overstatement ) and the plot is a little different. But here she is with a man she doesn't trust and perhaps doesn't even like and is being chased by assassins who want to kill both of them. And they sort of have to work together just to survive the experience.

Fathom from 1967 with Raquel Welch and Tony Francoisa, doesn't look much different from this scene as well. A man and woman who are after the same goal, but start off as competitors to achieve the same objective, but then discover they're better off working with each other to achieve the same objective. Just replace Ursula with Raquel, but what's different: two young, hot baby face goddesses who seem childlike and immature, because they're so adorable and yet both absolutely gorgeous and very sexy. But both are very sharp and tough and not meant to be messed with, if you know what's good for you.

Mean Guns from 1997: if you're not familiar with this movie, you might be on a very long waiting list of people that stretches an entire continent of people waiting to get into the club of people who've never heard of this movie. Not sure if it even qualifies as a c-movie. And other than Ice-T and Christopher Lambert, you probably wouldn't be familiar with anyone else in the movie. Unless you just have some obsession for b and c-movies and watch a tone of them. But the plot in that movie is very similar to The 10th Victim: you organize all the assassins into one place and then let them go at it and try to knock each other off with the sole survivor winning a big pot of money or whatever the award is. With the apparent goal to cut back on violence by having the killers kill each other.

To be completely honest here: (for a change, ha, ha) I've never actually watched The 10th Vicim and until 5 minutes ago I've never even heard of this movie. And perhaps at some point I'll watch the entire movie and tell you what I think about it. But the plot and idea has been used since and perhaps before. And it looks like a very entertaining movie ( not just Ursula Andress ) and looks like it's worth watching based on that alone and perhaps for no other reason. 

Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Anthony Kronman: 'The Assault on American Excellence'

Source:Skeptic Magazine- Michael Shermer: interviewing Anthony Kronman about his book.
"The former dean of Yale Law School argues that the feverish egalitarianism gripping college campuses today is out of place at institutions whose job is to prepare citizens to live in a vibrant democracy. In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of buildings and seen colleagues resign over emails about Halloween costumes. He is no stranger to recent confrontations at American universities. But where many see only the suppression of free speech, the babying of students, and the drive to bury the imperfect parts of our history, Kronman recognizes in these on-campus clashes a threat to our democracy. Shermer and Kronman discuss:

• free speech vs. hate speech
• how language affects how we think about other people
• diversity of characteristics (race, gender) vs. diversity of viewpoints
• the search for universal truths vs. understanding other’s perspectives
• affirmative action in the academy: from the University of California to Harvard
• taking down statues of Hitler and Stalin vs. taking down statues of Confederate Generals
• the problem of applying current moral values to the past, and
• how to reform the academy to refocus on excellence.

Anthony T. Kronman served as the dean of Yale Law School from 1994–2004, and has taught at the university for forty years. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including The Assault on American Excellence; Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life; and Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan.

This dialogue was recorded on August 12, 2019 as part of the Science Salon Podcast series hosted by Michael Shermer and presented by The Skeptics Society, in California."

From Skeptic

Source:Skeptic Magazine- "Science Salon and Science Archives"
I realize I'm not on expert of college having not even gong through a whole year of college and I'll be the first to admit that, but if college is for anything it's to prepare young adults for life in the real world.

College is not a gigantic spaceship to the Planet Paradise or Planet Utopia where there's no such thing as any bigotry, including racism and life is supposed to be swell ( to use a 1950s word ) or awesome, ( to use a Millennial word ) for everyone on the planet. But college is supposed to represent life and what life looks like on both the outside, as well as in college. All the good, the bad, the in between, awards for performing well, consequences for doing poorly, steep consequences for breaking the rules. People who think like you that you even like or love. As well as people who just don't think like you, but where you're so far apart what the person believes and says angers you and you even hate what they have to say and what they think.

College is not a free ride, ( even for the athletes and cheaters ) everything that people are supposed to gain there is supposed to be justified. You're supposed to earn your good grades and other experiences there and suffer the consequences when you don't do well, or even do poorly, or even break the rules. And people who go there regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, culture, politics, etc, thinking that they're entitled to never have to see or hear anything that they don't like or disagree with, don't belong in college. And perhaps would be better off to moving to Planet Utopia or Paradise where they never have to see or hear anything that they dislike.

Sort of like hardcore Libertarians who believe they should never have to pay any taxes, because they've never personally approved of the programs that their taxes pay for: well: if you don't want to pay taxes in America or anywhere else, go look for, find, and move to a place where there's no taxation. Or get elected to office and try to make the case for why there shouldn't be any taxation. But until the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl, if not even longer  ( to use an NFL analogy ) you have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

For these so-called Che Guevara a man they don't even understand, (by the way and yet somehow they got into college ) loving so-called social justice warriors, who really are just illiberal leftists, ( Neo-Communists if you will ) who believe that anyone who isn't of European background and who has dark skin is entitled to never having to see or hear anything that they disapprove of, you should find another platform or place to express your fascist views other than college. Which is supposed to be an arena of ideas and liberal democracy where all views are heard and debated. Not some social laboratory where the scientists there are supposed to design the perfect people ( in their minds ) as far as how humans are supposed to look and think. And where everyone else need not apply.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

TED Talks: Mara Pavula- ' If You Think Politics is a Circus, Think Again'

Source:TED- Mara Pavula, speaking to TED.
"Would you say that sometimes political processes can become… a circus? Consider this the next time you want to use this metaphor — in reality, the circus is a tight-knit community of hardworking individuals with a deep trust in one another.

"The circus’ diverse history can teach us a lot about cultivating a diverse and inclusive society — Māra Pāvula, a facilitator of contemporary circus in Europe — shows us how. Mara is an enthusiast of a very unique and special culture - that of contemporary circus. She had been studying Intercultural Relations between Latvia and France when in 2012 Mara headed to Paris to fulfill her dream of entering the circus world, as France had always played an important role in the evolution of contemporary circus culture.

"While studying her Masters in University 8 of Paris, she established “Next Door Circus”, a platform dedicated to contemporary circus in the Baltics. Since 2013 she has been co-organizing the contemporary circus festival Re Riga! In 2016 Mara returned to Latvia, established the artist residency program "Sansusī", and continued her research and production activities. As of  September 2017, Mara has been running the Riga Circus School, a platform that provides amateur and professional educational activities as well as audience development strategy under the Riga Circus."

From TED Talks

According to Google a circus is: "a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and other entertainers which gives performances, typically in a large tent, in a series of different places."

Now think about the U.S. Congress for a moment and then I suggest to you return to your real world where you can maintain your sanity: you're talking about 535 members of Congress that work in two chambers, that travel to Washington and around the rest of country giving performances, ( that they call speeches ) what members of Congress from both the House and Senate do for a living at taxpayers expense, doesn't look much different from a professional circus. You're talking about people who come to Washington from all over the country to work and then go home 1-2 times a month sometimes less than that, depending on where they actually live and how important in Congress that they are. Plus whatever other responsibilities that they have to their party.

Trust me: ( even it's just for a second ) I actually don't get pleasure from making fun of members of Congress or any other group of politicians that American taxpayers are forced to pay for the lack of services that they receive from these people. There are at least 100 other things that I rather do. But sometimes you have to call a dog, a dog and a cat, a cat. You need to cut through the bullshit ( pardon my language ) and call things what they are.

Calling American politicians by enlarge and there are some good people who are paid at taxpayer expense who are actually good, intelligent, productive people, including politicians, but politicians as a profession look like not much more than a large group of performers. Except that every taxpayer in America is required to pay these performers salaries.