Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31, 2016

Complete Classic Movie: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson. A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. “Condor” must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him.

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The Man From Space – The Honeymooners

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

Crisis of migrants: according to the Dalai Lama, too many refugees are in Europe

“Europe, Germany in particular, can become an Arab country, Germany is Germany,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader in the columns of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

In an interview published Tuesday, May 31 by the German press, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that “too much” of refugees were now on European soil since the wave of influx of last year, believing that these seeking safety migrants were to stay on the mainland for a limited period.

“When we look at the face of every refugee, especially children and women, we feel their suffering and a human being who has better living conditions has the responsibility to help them.

But on the other hand, there is too much now,” said the Dalai Lama in the columns of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Europe, Germany in particular, can become an Arab country, the Germany is Germany, “he said.

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Mexican to Trump: This Is OUR LAND

Mexican protester sends brazen message to Donald Trump. This woman was protesting in California. In an indirect reference to the Mexican-American war (April 1846–February 1848), she insists, “This land is our land, and we want him out!

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Legal Latino Tells Anti-Trump Latinos To “Go Back To Mexico” (Video)

Must see video of two Latino men arguing during a Trump rally. The incident took place after an ANTI-TRUMP Latino man got in the face of a 16-year old Latino who supports Trump. The boy’s father got involved and then cops broke up the spat. But the words expressed by the 16-year old Latino supporter are priceless.

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Memorial Day Morons: Americans Clueless About Holiday and Reason For It (Video)

Many Americans are clueless about what Memorial Day means and why it is a holiday in the United States. Many think it’s just a three day weekend and an excuse to get drunk. Media analyst Mark Dice talks with beachgoers in San Diego, California about the meaning of this important holiday.

Snoop Dogg Asks Fans to Boycott ‘Roots’: “Let’s Create Our Own Shit Based on Today”

“They going to just to keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?” the rapper says.

Snoop Dogg has no plans to watch the Roots remake, and he’s telling his fans to also boycott the show.

The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday.

“I’m sick of this shit. How the f— are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “They going to just keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?”

The History Channel revival is a four-part, eight-hour series that debuts Monday.

Snoop said he has no interest in new shows and movies — specifically mentioning 12 Years a Slave — that “keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”

“I ain’t watching that shit, and I advise you motherf—ers as real n— like myself; f— them television shows,” Snoop said. “Let’s create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F— that old shit.”

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Sometimes, Heads Should Roll

If you don’t dismiss a journalist for dishonesty, then what?

Of course Yahoo News should fire Katie Couric. She committed an act of gross intellectual dishonesty — and if you don’t fire a journalist for dishonesty, what in hell do you fire one for? Bad manners?

Well, yes. More on that in a bit.

Couric is under fire (you know, like Hillary Rodham Clinton in Bosnia) for her role in an anti-gun documentary (NB: My iPad wants “anti-gun” to be “anti-fun” — changed it three times — and I do not disagree) in which dishonest editing was used to make it look as though pro–Second Amendment activists were unable to answer elementary questions about a gun-rights controversy. This technique is known as “the Jon Stewart.” What you do is take a few seconds (or, in this case, a few minutes) of reaction shots (the footage they shoot of people’s faces while other people are talking) and then insert that non-talking footage after a question is asked: Voilà, the opposition is literally speechless. My friend Jonah Goldberg knows a little bit about this, his Daily Show appearance being an infamous example of editing with malice.

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May 30, 2016

Ben Haggard With Noel Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare

NPR: Katie Couric’s ‘Manipulation’ Of Gun Rights Responses ‘Unfair, Unwarranted’

On May 26, National Public Radio (NPR) weighed in on Katie Couric’s “manipulation” of gun rights responses by labeling it “unfair and unwarranted.”

NPR was reacting to the almost nine-second pause in Couric’s gun control film, Under the Gun, inserted between her question about background checks and the response by gun rights supporters.

In reality, the gun rights supporters answered immediately — even refuting Couric’s intimations about the need for more background checks. So the pause was inserted during the editing process and makes the gun rights supporters appears stumped by Couric’s question.

NPR not only described Couric’s editorial approach as “unfair and unwarranted” but also intimated it never would have released a film with such “manipulation” because NPR has higher standards. NPR reported that the decision to insert pauses into interviews to make respondents appear stumped “would not pass muster at NPR under its principles for fairness in handling interviews.”

They suggested Couric was trapped by the fact that she was not interviewing people–in this case, members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League–to actually see what they believed, but she was interviewing them to get the answers she wanted to hear.

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