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-Lurid Crime Tales-
VA Firefighter Under Fire After Arrest for Anarchist Violence in D.C. Inauguration Protests
[Breitbart] A firefighter from Henrico County, Virginia, is under fire herself after being arrested for taking part in anarchist rioting during the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, reports say.

Officials acknowledge that firefighter Rosa Roncales has been placed on administrative duties after being arrested on inauguration day, January 20. Roncales was charged with felony rioting and causing damage in excess of $100,000, CBS Channel 6 reported.

Police in Washington D.C. were monitoring the anarchist group Roncales was associating with that day, court documents reveal.

Officials said the group to which Roncales belonged was coursing through the streets dressed in black and armed with bats and hammers. Around 10:00 a.m. on January 20, the group began to smash windows, set fires, and engage in other vandalism.

Officers said the actions were observed for nearly a half hour before they moved in to make arrests. It was at this time that Roncales was swept up by police.

Henrico County Fire Department officials said Roncales was still employed pending the outcome of the legal case against her. The firefighter’s next appearance in court is set for March 9.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 15:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not very handy with a steam iron either.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 15:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting facebook profile foto and backstory.

A political science major in college who calls herself 'Le Che' if FB. You decide. I already have.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 16:16 Comments || Top||

#3  The gallows with her
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 16:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Kinda like a reverse Batman
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 17:54 Comments || Top||

#5  So another affirmative action hire then
i.e. a danger to the other fireMen
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/29/2017 19:13 Comments || Top||


Surveillance footage shows attack on bus driver thwarted by cane-wielding Good Samaritan
[FOX-4) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The city said that bus never made it to its next bus stop because one of its riders started acting strange and then attacked the woman driving the bus.

A senior citizen stepped in and began hitting the bus driver's assailant with his cane. Surveillance footage shows the attack happening near 35th and Troost. The attacker can be seen approaching the bus driver and harassing her.

Then he takes it to the next level.

He grabs her from behind, wrapping his arms around neck while she screams for him to stop. "Get your hands off of me!" she can be heard saying in the video. "Wait a minute! Wait a minute!"

Suddenly, a man sitting on the bus springs into action. He rushes to the front of the bus and starts to beat the attacker off the woman with his cane. When the attacker tried to get back on the bus, the Good Samaritan had a strong message for him.

"Come on! I got something else for you! Come on! Get over here!" the man calls out the attacker. The attacker stayed off the bus. Eventually, police arrived on the scene and arrested him.

That Good Samaritan broke his cane in half in the scuffle. Now the city wants to buy him a new one as a way to thank him. They also want to give him some transportation vouchers.

If you know who that Good Samaritan was that stepped in to help the driver, you can contact RideKC.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 13:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:


10 Injured in Tennessee National Guard Armory 'Party' Shooting
[ABC] Authorities say 10 people in western Tennessee were injured in a shooting at a party at a National Guard Armory.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland says the shooting in Brownsville occurred before midnight Friday when a fight broke out at the armory. Authorities believe the facility had been rented out for a party.
Nothing good ever takes place at that hour of the night does it Susan ?
Niland says the victims, including two juveniles and eight adults, were transported to Jackson General Hospital. Two are expected to be transported to The Med in Memphis with non-life threatening injuries.

Niland says seven others were treated for injuries and have been released, or are in the process of being released. The scene at the armory has been cleared.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Brownsville Police Department are still investigating the shooting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 13:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What's a good party w/o a little SAF (Small Arms Fire)? Come on everone, keep dancing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 13:25 Comments || Top||

#2  They rented national guard armory to Muslims?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 13:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Memphis says it all.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/29/2017 13:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Got that right Rabbit. If you live in Memphis and hadn't been shot yet, you ain't living right.
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 01/29/2017 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston has some 'splain' to do........
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:43 Comments || Top||

#6  I know what went thru My mind

II.went down to the mountain, I was drinking some wine,
Looked up in the heavens Lord I saw a mighty sign,
Written fire across the heaven, plain as black and white;
Get prepared, there's gonna be a party tonight.

[Chorus]
Huh, Hey! Saturday Night!
Yea, huh one more Saturday night,
Hey Saturday night!

Everybody's dancin' down the local armory
With a basement full of dynamite and live artillery.
The temperature keeps risin', everybody gittin' high;
Come the rockin' stroke of midnite, the whole place gonna fly.

[Chorus]

Turn on channel six, the President comes on the news,
Says, "I get no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues."
His wife say "Don't get crazy, Lord, you know just what to do,
Crank up that old Victrola, put on them rockin' shoes."

[Chorus]

Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was worth,
Thought He'd have a big old party, thought He'd call it planet Earth.
Don't worry about tomorrow, Lord, you'll know it when it comes,
When the rock and roll music meets the risin' sun.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/29/2017 15:41 Comments || Top||

#7  The Guard could make a small fortune renting out protective vests and helmets with the hall.
Posted by: Guillibaldo Stalin4227 || 01/29/2017 15:42 Comments || Top||


Chicago-based Rapper Chief Keef arrested for home invasion
It's the usual poignant story line, less homicide. I've extracted a poster's rather humorous comment:

[Breitbart] APatel MyOwnMan • 7 hours ago
It's a shame he's been arrested. This guy could easily have been promoted to DNC Chairman. He's more of a racist than any of the other competitors for that seat..! Tim Ellison is probably breathing a sigh of relief tonight.


Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hee-hee-larious.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Who?
Posted by: BigJim-Ca || 01/29/2017 20:37 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Female Marines To Sleep Next To Male Marines In Field
[HOSTED.AP.ORG] Female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them, a Marine Corps official said Thursday.
When I was in the army thirty years ago we had several snappy looking female officers in our battalion (enlisted, too, for that matter). We shared accommodations in the field pretty routinely. We were always too tired by the time we got to get in any sleep for any hanky panky.
Marines in the field stay in everything from a large, single room shelter filled with dozens of cots to sleeping under tarps or nothing at all, said Maj. Charles Anklam III, executive officer for 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina - the first gender-integrated Marine infantry battalion.

Female Marines have private rooms and bathrooms in their living quarters, and female bathrooms have been added to buildings where Marines work. But female Marines will be expected to share any living spaces with male squad members in the field to keep unit cohesion and replicate battlefield conditions, he said.

"We're not changing our tactical posture or changing how we operate to accommodate the inclusion of female Marines," Anklam said.

The battalion accepted its first three females in early January, marking the first time the Marine Corps has put three enlisted women in a ground combat unit once open only to men. They will serve as a rifleman, machine gunner and mortar Marine.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  female bathrooms have been added to buildings

Not gender neutral?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2017 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  A lot more OK with sharing a fox hole with a female marine than an Obama transvestite.
Posted by: Black Bart Hupaving3633 || 01/29/2017 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Can the women hump the same amount of gear as the men?
Posted by: Omomort Cheager7040 || 01/29/2017 6:33 Comments || Top||

#4  ..with proper weight training, usually. However, day after day over a week, their body wasn't evolved to hump that much and will start losing mass. We're not talking peasant women living in third world countries where selection has supported that kind of continued labor.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2017 8:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Marines in the field stay in everything from a large, single room shelter filled with dozens of cots to sleeping under tarps or nothing at all

According to our family's Sergent, 'nothing at all' would be better than some of the places they are expected to sleep (when they actually have time to, that is). At least in the open (or shallow pit), they can hear/see their surroundings.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/29/2017 13:33 Comments || Top||

#6  "Next To" is not the issue, right?
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:46 Comments || Top||

#7  LOL, Blossom Unains5562.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 14:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Gee sarge there are 10000 Germans on the other side of the hedge row think we could get the girls to carry the barrels with the CORN ED BEEF ! Think the spam will ever get through it is easier to make shapes out of at night well ya know!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 01/29/2017 18:41 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm cold. Come snuggle me.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 19:23 Comments || Top||


Britain
UK Socialized Medicine Meltdown
When what became Obamacare was first proposed, some of its architects and primary proponents urged that we adopt cost controls akin to those imposed by the UK’s socialized National Health Service.

Bad idea. The NHS is in such terrible shape that it is rationing hip and knee replacements. If you can struggle through the day despite the pain, no surgery for you!

...If a private insurance company tried to so restrict needed care, there would be hell to pay and lawyers lining up like kids at a ride in Disneyland to file their lawsuits. But when the government is making these calls, there is little recourse.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 06:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:


Theresa May says: You Shouldn't Need to Go to College to Get a Good Job
Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a big investment program aimed at increasing the accessibility of technical training in the UK. Inside Higher Education reports:

The British government has announced a 170 million pound ($213 million) series of prestigious Institutes of Technology are to be developed to offer a "credible alternative" to the academic route of university for young people.

As part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s industrial strategy unveiled this week, technical education will get a radical shake-up to "level the playing field" for those who do not go to university. [...]

A senior government source reportedly said that May thought it was "unwise to force less academic pupils into the straitjacket of university, leaving them drowning in debt for the sake of a poor degree -- particularly when we have a chronic shortage of British plumbers and engineers."

The British higher education system is very different from America’s: cheaper, more heavily subsidized, and aimed at imparting more detailed knowledge in a specific area. But many of the challenges May’s governments is concerned about exist in the U.S. as well: High and rising debt levels, poor quality degrees, an unfair labor market advantage for students who had the opportunity to earn a BA, and a shortage of people competent perform high-paying technical jobs that don’t require a regular college degree.

Populist and reform-minded American politicians should take note of May’s effort. Many U.S. policymakers, especially on the Democratic side, are tempted to "increase access" to higher education by increasing subsidies for our existing system. But in many cases, that money would be better spent imparting highly valuable skills to young people who are not ready or simply not interested in grinding away for four years in the Ivory Tower after graduating from high school.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mike Rowe has been saying this for years.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/29/2017 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  and he's right. We will always need plumbers, electricians, pipefitters, and welders. Poli Sci majors? Not so much
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey Frank, don't you go dissing us Poli Sci majors!

The fact that I went through Control Data Institute 7 years later to learn how to program and had a career for the next 32 years doesn't count and is totally irrelevant to this conversation.



[/sarc]
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 8:33 Comments || Top||

#4  A Cyber-73-74 kinda guy Alan?
Posted by: Shipman || 01/29/2017 9:09 Comments || Top||

#5  College should only be for those jobs that require extra learning and practice, like for doctors and engineers.

Every other job can be picked up through a journyman program and those jobs are always needed.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  But... but... but... where's the graft in that?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/29/2017 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Ship, those were the new ones. I'm pretty sure that we had a 6400. The BAL section had to be run downstairs on the banks IBM machine 360 IIRC.
The programs were on punch cards though there were terminals for taking the CAI sessions and tests.

These are 30 + year old memories and my storage system is getting flaky. RBG, Fortran, BAL, Cobol and out to work. The irony is that 55% of my work was with various flavors of Basic since I worked for DEC. The rest was with ABAP (a bastardized Basic/COBOL mix) working for SAP.

Saw a whole lot of changes from my introduction to computers in '69 till now.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Ahhh, those wonderful memories of programming star wheels!
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:31 Comments || Top||

#9  And Snoopy Calendars!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/29/2017 15:43 Comments || Top||

#10  #6 But... but... but... where's the graft in that?

BINGO!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/29/2017 16:36 Comments || Top||

#11  Quote: "If you have to put 'Science' in your name, you're probably not a Scientist'" See: Bill Nye "The Science Guy" who long ago had a degree in Mechanical Engineering
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 17:03 Comments || Top||

#12  OH! And a bow tie, so totes "Science"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 17:03 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish President Erdogan’s men mock BBC reporter for ‘a lot of gold in Palace’ tweet
[Hurriyet Daily News] Top aides of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed and mocked a BBC reporter on Twitter accompanying British Prime Minister Theresa May on Jan. 28 over her messages saying there was “a lot of gold” in Turkish presidential Complex.

Following the Twitter messages of Laura Kuenssberg with photographs such as “Another world leader fond of golden lifts” and “In Erdoğan’s Palace – there is a lot of gold”, the Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın wrote on Twitter: “String of lies about ‘gold’ (…) None of these is gold. Only reflects the low quality of your journalism.”

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Even President Trump will find the place over the top when he visits. So all that gold leaf decoration on the walls and ceilings is that fake, plastic stuff? How declasse. Still, points to Sultan Recep Tayyip I, the much beloved, for trying to do what Donald Trump does so much better.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2017 19:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
US, Mexico agree to work out differences on border wall
My, that was quick...
A joint statement issued by the White House reads that the United States and Mexico will work on their clear differences regarding the payment for the wall on the joint border, Sputnik reported.

The United States and Mexico will work on their clear differences regarding the payment for the wall on the joint border, the two countries said in a joint statement issued by the White House on Friday.

"With respect to payment for the border wall, both presidents recognize their clear and very public differences of positions on this issue but have agreed to work these differences out as part of a comprehensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship," the statement said.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee, maybe the Mexican army could patrol their side?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2017 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The Art of the Deal. As Trump racks success after success, I think the Left might become suicidal.
Posted by: Omomort Cheager7040 || 01/29/2017 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Usually they become homocidal.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 6:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Homi, homi!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 6:33 Comments || Top||

#5  arguing over the rate of exchange and height, now?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 7:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Carlos Slim is getting involved.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2017 7:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Carlos Slim is getting involved.
Posted by Pappy


Strange isn't it? It's all rather academic until someone with some skin in the game becomes involve.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 7:51 Comments || Top||

#8  It's all rather academic until someone with some skin in the game becomes involve.

J. Pierpont Morgan is curiously unavailable for comment.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2017 13:04 Comments || Top||

#9  I suspect the ChiComs are taking notes on how P-DJT is addressing "Latin Pride."
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Wonder if Mexico is asking for help against the drug lords or something in exchange.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/29/2017 22:42 Comments || Top||


Trump invites Merkel to Washington
US President Donald Trump has accepted German Chancellor Angela Merkel's invitation to come in July at G20 summit in Hamburg and also has invited the Chancellor to visit Washington in near future, the German government reported.

In a phone call between the two leaders, Trump and Merkel also agreed to step up joint fight against terrorism and work together for stabilization in the crisis regions.

"They also agreed to intensify their cooperation aimed at fighting terrorism and violent extremism as well as stabilization of the situation in the Middle East," the statement said.

According to the German government, the two leaders also discussed relations with Russia.

"Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump have held a detailed phone conversation on Saturday evening. A wide range of topics were discussed, particularly, NATO, the situation in the Middle East, as well as in North Africa, relations with Russia," the statement said.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Trump Sets 5-Year And Lifetime Lobbying Ban For Officials
President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.

Administration officials described the bans as historic in scope. But it was not immediately clear how either one would be enforced.
Good point...
Trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to "Make America Great Again" should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the American people, and not thinking about the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.

"Most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work," Trump joked, referring to an array of White House officials lined up behind him as he sat at his desk in the Oval Office. The officials included Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior strategist Steve Bannon and counselor Kellyanne Conway. "So you have one last chance to get out."

Trump said he talked about the ban a lot during the campaign and "we're now putting it into effect."
I suspect that the affected officials will wait until Trump leaves office in 2024 and then file a lawsuit...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  5 years or life, whichever comes second.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 8:38 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘Front man’ for ex-religious affairs minister convicted
[DAWN] A special court of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday convicted a ’front man’ for a former religious affairs minister, sentenced him to 30 years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs4.05 million in the Rs8.8 million Haj corruption case.

Special Judge Central Malik Nazir announced the verdict according to which the convict, Ahmed Faiz, could face another 10 years’ imprisonment if he does not pay the fine.

An alleged front man for former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Ahmed Faiz was accused of receiving kickbacks during the process of renting "substandard" buildings for pilgrims. After being declared a proclaimed offender, Faiz was incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
in July 2014 and brought back to Pakistain.

The special court had on June 3 last year convicted Hamid Saeed Kazmi, former Joint Secretary Religious Affairs Ministry Raja Aftabul Islam and former Director General Haj, Rao Shakeel in the same case.

During the course of the hearing on Friday, FIA’s deputy director legal Waseem Ranjha said that Ahmed Faiz was not an employee of the religious affairs ministry, but was getting the protocol of a BPS 20 officer.

He said that the Pak haj mission in Saudi Arabia accommodated Faiz as real estate advisor on Kazmi’s directions. Ahmed Faiz was negotiating deals for the renting of buildings for hiring pilgrims during which he received kickbacks, Mr Ranjha alleged.

According to Mr Ranjha, the accused rented substandard buildings on exorbitant rates and made huge commissions.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Remove adviser or face contempt proceedings, SHC tells govt
[DAWN] KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday warned the provincial authorities of initiating contempt of court proceedings against the provincial government if it did not remove the Sindh chief minister’s adviser on law barrister Murtaza Wahab.

Headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a two-judge bench took serious notice when it was informed that the notification regarding Mr Wahab’s removal was not issued yet and he had been drawing perks and salaries for the past two months.

Advocate Fareed Ahmed Dayo, a senior practising lawyer, had filed an application seeking contempt of court proceedings against the provincial authorities for not removing the CM’s adviser on law in violation of the court’s judgement.

He pointed out that Murtaza Wahab was drawing salaries and perks for the last two months even after his appointment had been declared illegal.

In his application, Dayo submitted that the law adviser was still continuing his service and attending cabinet meetings.

He requested the judges to initiate contempt proceedings against the authorities concerned.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Home Front: Culture Wars
FedEx: We're not punishing our driver who intervened to stop a flag-burning.
h/t Instapundit
...Many people have wondered if FedEx would end up firing Uhrin since he was recorded and photographed wearing his FedEx uniform during the altercation, however, the delivery company made it clear today that they have no plans to let Uhrin go

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 07:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As I said yesterday: Would FedEx have done the same thing during the 2008-2016 time frame?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2017 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  As I said yesterday: Would FedEx have done the same thing during the 2008-2016 time frame?
Posted by Pappy


No, the threatening calls from the Commerce Dept. and Justice would have been non-stop.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Good. And it just so happens I have a package to ship.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 9:45 Comments || Top||

#4  I agree they might have let him go a year ago. The purpose of Trump and this new administration is to change behaviors. Guess its working.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/29/2017 11:00 Comments || Top||


How are we ever going to survive this?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/29/2017 02:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I would love a Hollywood strike. Netflix is mostly Canadian and who really care what happens to the elites of Hollyweed...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/29/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure Chinese filmmakers will see it as a commercial opportunity.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually, life will be much better. It is like following some self absorbed person on the freeway with a car burning oil and leaving a blue haze behind. Then they pull off the road and everyone has a great day.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/29/2017 11:24 Comments || Top||

#4  So, in effect, it’s not us that are going to force Donald Trump to resign his office; it’s the people of America who are going to make him do it, because the God’s honest truth is – without Hollywood, there is no America.

This is a quote from that article by the spox of the group.

This is purely the most delusional hubris ever, mic drop and go home.

without Hollywood, there is no America.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 11:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought these clowns were all going to Canada with Lena Dumbham.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/29/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Asked to elaborate on why the group is targeting Hollywood out of all the industries in the country as their bargaining chip, the spokesperson argued that Hollywood “is, simply put, the base of the entire modern American culture. It is the foundation of the country, so to speak, the glue that’s holding it together. And think about what happens when you destroy the foundation of a house. It comes crashing down, right? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen to America unless Donald Trump realizes how real the danger of that actually is, and chooses to step down as President of his own free will. And while we’re on the subject, between you and me – nobody wants Hollywood to stop doing its thing, but this is a necessary move.”
They have been staring in the mirror in admiration of themselves so long they are delusional. Some of them believe they actually are the characters they play.
Popularity does not always equal relevance.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/29/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  ...With God as my witness, I actually felt my IQ dropping as I read this.

And I wonder what the nice people who run the studios will have to say about this?

And by the way - it's not like the world is beating down the doors of Hollywood for more (for example) Rosie O'Donnell movies. Her last few flicks were utter bombs...as were those of Clooney and Schumer. Miley Cyrus is considered so far out in left field that she'll never be on a set again.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/29/2017 11:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Let them, I pay for maybe two or three movies a year. I watch alot of stuff from Japan which I can get for free or on Netflix or Amazon Prime. New books are far more worthy than a new movie that preaches at me to join their cult.

All that will happen is people will find other hobbies and suddenly Hollywood will be in serious trouble:) Please, boycott America!
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/29/2017 11:59 Comments || Top||

#9  ...One last comment - they throw the word 'Fascist' around without knowing what it really means. To them it is simply someone who disagrees with them, but in reality if any of these snowflakes met a real, live, honest-to-Mussolini capital-F '30s fascist, they'd wet themselves.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/29/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||

#10  If each and every one of them died tomorrow (i.e.: "irrevocable boycott") my life wouldn't change except for the betterment of not hearing/reading their bleatings. DIAF NAOW
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 12:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Anyways, the way animation is developing, actors going to join cobblers in a decade.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 12:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Disney figured that out 50 years ago...
Posted by: Capsu78 || 01/29/2017 13:27 Comments || Top||

#13  Nooooooooo, I am not narcisstic, it REALLY is all about meeeee.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/29/2017 14:15 Comments || Top||

#14  What if some egotists went on strike and no one noticed?

I think the world would enjoy the silence.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/29/2017 14:20 Comments || Top||

#15  Somebody is confused, if the ad ran last Wednesday:

Our anger must now become massive resistance – before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2017 16:42 Comments || Top||

#16  Could do youtube shorts like these...
Posted by: 3dc || 01/29/2017 17:09 Comments || Top||

#17  You're going the way of telephone operators, once essential to America. Automation (and egotistical stupidity on your part) will triumph.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2017 18:52 Comments || Top||

#18  "Some of them believe they actually are the characters they play"
one of Paul Newmans wives in an interview said that she knew what a woman about to have an abortion felt because she had played one once.
Posted by: Jeling Forkbeard2677 || 01/29/2017 18:53 Comments || Top||

#19  “It’s about time people understood that we’re the ones with the power and that the president is there to serve us, not the other way around“, a spokesperson for the group told The New York Times.

Link, or I'm calling BS.
Posted by: KBK || 01/29/2017 19:25 Comments || Top||

#20 
one of Paul Newmans wives in an interview said that she knew what a woman about to have an abortion felt because she had played one once.


Remember the Democrats calling on actresses to testify based on the roles they played? That was the habit that made my dislike of the left turn to utter contempt.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/29/2017 20:26 Comments || Top||


Black Trump Supporter Takes On Thousands Of Liberal Protesters (video)
Posted by: junkiron || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An older and wiser black man...

There is a big divide between the older African Americans and the younger African Americans and these fine men and women need our support.

I was in a restaurant where a young African American manager was publicly chastising an Older Female African American employee while she kept saying, "If you have a problem with me, deal with it in private, not in public." But he kept on until I, a white customer told him, "I agree with her, now, do you want me to leave or stay?" He shut up.

A young African American man was publicly chewing out his woman until an older African American man came up to him and said, "Stop disrespecting this woman and pull up your pants!"

The young man turned around an walked off.
Posted by: Black Bart Hupaving3633 || 01/29/2017 0:40 Comments || Top||



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