Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Real Time With Bill Maher: 'Monologue: Time's Up for Governor Cuomo'

Source:Real Time With Bill Maher- talking about the downfall of Governor Andrew Cuomo (Democrat, New York)

"Bill recaps the top issues of the week, including Barack Obama's birthday plans and the growing pressure on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign." 

At risk of stating the obvious, which I can assure you this is not the first time I've taken this risk: Governor Andrew Cuomo had to resign. He literally had no choice, because it was either that or he gets impeached convicted his own party in the New York Legislature (Assembly and Senate) and he would be like the Richard Nixon of New York (for anyone who was born in the 20th Century, or remembers hearing about it) where his own party leadership tells him: "Dude, we don't even want you as Governor anymore. Leave now and we won't kick your ass out." 

Now having said all that: if you look at the politics of this, now the new Governor Kathy Hochul will have a clean slate and be able to run for Governor herself next year and not with a thousands pounds of baggage that New York Democrats would have to carry around with them every time, including when they try to catch a flight or even go to the bathroom. 

New York Republicans will have to try to run on their own records and perhaps even away from Donald Trump (like the Japanese tried to run from Godzilla) if they're running statewide. And have to try to convince New York voters, even upstate voters of why they're better qualified to run the New York Government, than the Democrats. So the Cuomo resignation could become a political boomerang. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Jack Bauer: Falling Down (1993) Park Beggar Scene

Source:Jack Bauer- Michael Douglas at his best.

"Falling Down - Park Beggar Scene (1080p) Pretty funny scene." 

From Jack Bauer 

The title of this scene could've been "how to spot a phony" because that's exactly what William (played by Michael Douglas) does in this scene. 

The beggar (played by John Fleck) sees William as his next target and thinks the guy must have money because he has a briefcase, is wearing a white shirt and tie. He must also think that William is a dipshit (to be frank) because his gives him this bullshit (to be frank) story about a guy down from Santa Barbara whose just run into some bad luck and would like William to help him out. 

But William who has just been fired and isn't doing so well himself wants nothing to do with the bum in the park and calls bullshit on him and puts the bum in his place, which is this park where he belongs. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Emma Lover: Julia Roberts & Billy Crystal- America's Sweethearts (2001)

Source:Emma Lover- Billy Crystal and Julia Roberts in America's Sweethearts (2001)

"Emma Roberts in America's Sweethearts 2001. Emma is the girl with a purple shirt in the back." 

From Emma Lover 

Just to give you a little background about the Kiki character (played by Julia Roberts) in this movie, hopefully before you watch the video: Kiki is a recovering food addict (or whatever the obese term is for alcoholic) a woman who lost 100 plus pounds and now looks like Julia Roberts. (I wonder why) Who tells Lee (played by Billy Crystal) "This is what falling off the wagon looks like" meaning her eating a tone of food in one sitting. 

Kiki's is the personal assistant of her sister (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) who is a very popular actress in Hollywood. I mean if you are familiar with any of the Real Housewives shows, you have a very good idea of what Gwen (played by CZ Jones) is like: very attractive, but very narcissistic and when she can't get her way exactly the way she wants it, she goes out of her way to make others feel as badly as she does. 

So in this scene the latest argument between the two sisters is about Eddie (played by John Cusack) who just happens to be Gwen's husband, but they're separated. And now Kiki and Eddie are falling in love with each other and Gwen can't seem to handle that and takes it out on her sister Kiki and that's why Kiki falls off the wagon (as she said) because of her sister Gwen. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

CNN: Chris Cillizza- 'Why Wokeness Is The Biggest Threat to Democrats in 2022'

Source:CNN- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat, New York) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) the two Democratic leaders of Congress.

"As Democrats gear up for the 2022 midterms, they know their biggest challenge likely comes from within their own party: the rise of “woke culture” on the far left. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Democrats need to navigate this self-made minefield and push back on Republicans’ anti-woke messaging if they want to score big wins in the upcoming election." 

From CNN 

Just on a personal not first: is it just me or does Chris Cillizza look like the comedic actor Jeremey Piven? They might even share the same sense of humor as well. I just thought I throw that out there. 

As far as what Chris Cillizza and James Carville are arguing here: I agree with almost everything that they are arguing here, except for two points. Replace the word liberal with just about anything else, except for progressive, like I don't know, hippie, bedwetter, children, and my two favorites Socialist and Communist and I would jump on that train blindfolded to get on board with Chis Cillizza here. 

I'm not sure the Far-Left of the party (unless they're they can't escape their favorite coffee house and Apple Store long enough to vote in 2022) is the biggest threat to Congressional Democrats in 2022. 

A lot of other factors could hurt Democrats more like another dip in the economy with inflation and higher interest rates becoming factors. Or rising crime with Democrats looking like they don't want to adequately fund law enforcement, could be even bigger weights for Democratic incumbents and candidates to have to carry around, than the Far-Left that might represent 20% of the country at this point. 

If the Far-Left only represents 20% of the country that might be 33% of the Democratic Party (Bernie Sanders entire coalition) so Democrats need these folks on board to be successful in 2022. But 67% always beats 33% (at least according to my calculations) and the 67 is the mainstream, establishment, progressive wing of the Democratic Party. 

If Far-Left Democrats want a major role in the Democratic Party, especially at the leadership level and not been seen as 5 year olds who are always stuck at the kiddy table, they need to get on board and do their part to help the Democratic Party in 2022. And then have their ideological and cultural battles in 2023. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

CBS Sports: NFL 1986- Super Bowl 21- New York Giants vs Denver Broncos

Source:CBS Sports- Rose Bowl Stadium welcomes you to Super Bowl 21, between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos. No one else actually said that, other than me, that I'm aware of anyway.

"Super Bowl XXI - Broncos vs Giants. January 25, 1987, Super Bowl XXI, Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants" 

I know this is going to sound weird, but just hear me out and you might agree with me: I think Super Bowl 21 was actually an interesting game and a lot more competitive than a lot of classic NFL fans and historians believe it was. I know right, 39-20 with the Giants completely taking apart the Broncos. But they did that in the 2nd half. The Broncos were ahead after the 1st quarter and 1st half and Broncos QB John Elway actually played fairly well in the first half. 

It was 26-10 after 3 with the Giants leading and they added 3 more points to their lead in the 4th. So the Giants gradually pulled way leaving the Broncos with opportunities to get back in the game, but the Giants defense almost completely shutting down Elway and company in the 2nd half. 

On paper, Super Bowl 21 was a very competitive football game. The difference being that the Giants were a big, strong football team on both sides of the ball. With the Broncos being a very quick and mobile team on both sides of the ball, but not physically strong enough to stop a big, strong, good offensive team that the Giants had in the mid and late 1980s. But their type of team served the Broncos very well in the AFC in the 1980s. So yeah, 39-20, but the Giants wore down the Broncos over 4 quarters with their big, strong offense and defense. 

Super Bowl 21 wasn't like the Giants were simply 19 points better as far as personal. They were just that much bigger and stronger than the Broncos. Similar to a great heavyweight who wears down his opponents over time with a lot of deadly body shorts, before he eventually knocks him out. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Afro Marxist: 'Angela Davis on Cuba, Fidel Castro and the U.S Embargo'

Source:Afro Marxist- Professor and New-Left political activist Angela Davis, talking about Cuba.

"Angela Davis talks about her experiences in Cuba and her feelings about Fidel Castro. She discusses Cuban Americans and her opposition to the US embargo."

From Afro Marxist 

Just to give you a little background on Professor Angela Davis: she was one of the first early victims of political correctness in America. Not coming from the Far-Left, where of course Professor Davis was a self-described Communist up until the late 1970s or 80s, but coming from the Far-Right that literally wanted to put her in prison for being a Communist and someone who was a professor at the University of California Los Angeles in the late 1960s and 70s. California law enforcement tried to tie her to bank robberies that were going on back then, but had no real evidence against her. 

Professor Davis is essentially making the argument here that the problems with Cuba are America's fault, and not, gee I don't know, the Marxist-Communist regime in Cuba that's held back the Cuban people freedom for the last sixty years. 

I'm against the embargo against Cuba as well, but to argue that the embargo is what's holding back Cuba, when the rest of the developed world trades with Communist Cuba and has relations with Communist Cuba, is ludicrous. Besides, if the Communist system is a progressive as it's supposed to be (which of course it isn't) you think Cuba could overcome one embargo from one country. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Goldfinger: James Bond Meets Pussy Galore (1964)

Source:James Bond 007- Scottish Stud Sean Connery: the one and only James Bond.

“I must be dreaming…” On this day in 1964 Honor Blackman filmed her scene where the no-nonsense Pussy Galore wakes up Bond on board Goldfinger’s jet in GOLDFINGER. Blackman said: “It was actually my first day of shooting on the film and I was highly nervous.”

"CLIP DESCRIPTION: Bond (Sean Connery) wakes up on Goldfinger's personal plane being flown by the one and only Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman)" 

Source:Movie Clips- English Goddess Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. Too cute to be so bad.

From Movie Clips 

On the surface, you might think that Pussy Galore (played by Honor Blackman) is simply too damn cute to be hooked up with terrorists and criminals and to be flying them around, as well as their hostages. But Honor Blackman was a terrific actress and made it work because perhaps people thought she was too damn cute to be a bad girl. Too cute to scare a mouse and therefor could fool a lot of people. Perhaps even master spy and ass-kicker James Bond. 

These two had great chemistry from the beginning of this scene and you see it right away with them exchanging humor the way that they did with Pussy saying: "You can turn off the charm, I immune." With Bond if anything just being more charming and humorist. 

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

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