Sunday, August 20, 2017

Farewell , Jerry Lewis

On this day of comedian and humanitarian Jerry Lewis's passing, let me tell you something you may not have heard about. He was a teacher at one of the most prestigious film schools in America, The University of Southern California. His students were George Lucas, Randal Kleiser, Peter Bogdanovich, and Steven Spielberg. (Hollywood Reporter) Lewis was a pioneer with video playback on the set. (The Guardian) He was a giant in comedy, and film. He raised billions of dollars for a cure for muscular dystrophy. His legacy will be with us forever.

Jerry could also sing. As the character "Buddy Love" in the film The Nutty Professor (1963) he sings the jazz standard "That Old Black Magic".

Farewell, Dick Gregory

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory passed away. Wikipedia Page. And check out his take on The First Amendment. God bless and thank you, Mr. Gregory.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Seth Myers on Trump's disastrous Charlottesville news conference

Here's Seth Myers with a Closer Look at conservative President Trump's horrific news conference where he goes off the rails on the Charlottesville riot. We might as well laugh because it hurts so much.

Stick Mike Pence with Donald Trump

If conservative President Donald Trump resigns or is impeached, Democrats must stick Vice President Mike Pence with him. Trump has recently demonstrated he is a racist by defending Nazis and has likely colluded with the Russians. If the Democrats are politically savvy they must attach Pence with him. That won't be hard to do. Use every interview where Republican Pence has kissed Trump's ass by obsequious devotion. Make sure he is damaged politically if Pence runs for President in 2020.

Of course, if Pence had anything to do with Russians then the mid-term elections become even more important. If the Democrats can take the House, a Democratic Speaker could become the next President if Trump and Pence have to leave before 2020.

Stick Pence with Trump like David Letterman jumping into a wall of Velcro.

Will Trump resign?

The Huffington Post is reporting that Tony Schwartz who co-wrote "The Art of the Deal" is predicting that conservative President Donald Trump will resign. He believes that the Russia investigation will do the Republican Trump in. Through his Twitter account, Schwartz argues that Trump will make deal for immunity rather than face criminal charges and resign.

A couple of things to demand from Trump if he wants immunity for resignation. And let's face it, Trump will probably get immunity for his son-in-law, Jared Kushner and son Donald Jr. Obviously Kushner must go as White house Adviser. Second, both Trumps and Kushner must admit that they colluded with the Russians. Third, they must cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller so that he may file a report about Russian meddling with our democracy.

Conservative Trump again defends the Confederacy and knows nothing of history

Republican President Donald Trump has just tweeted bemoaning the nationwide removal of Confederate statues. CNN report. Conservative Trump wrote:

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments." "You can't change history, but you can learn from it." "Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!" CNN report.

If there was any question that Trump is a racist, is over. He is. These statues are monuments to the Confederacy. that's the "culture" he wants to preserve. And while some may have artistic value, almost all of them were erected to honor the Confederacy. And the Confederacy's prime issue was to preserve slavery. It should be noted that removing of Confederate statues is contested by racists and Nazis. By siding with the Confederacy and Nazis, Trump has now shown he is a racist. His support of the Obama birther issue is even more evidence.

Trump also does not know history. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson fought and killed people to tear the country apart and preserve slavery. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, while not perfect, were the founding fathers of our great democracy.

Conservative President Trump defends Nazis

So I watched Republican President Trump's news conference on Tuesday about the Charlottesville riots. It was a whole dimension of crazy. Call it 3D crazy. It was so deranged that at first I thought his comment about some "very fine people" marched to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue sounded reasonable. CNN Transcript. That is, until I thought about it. First, the protest was organized by far right racists. Second, look at videos of the march the night before the fateful Saturday riots. Those who were marching with torches were Nazis. The shouted "blood and soil." That is a Nazi motto. They also shouted, "Jews will not replace us.' (Vice News Documentary; caution this is video contains disturbing language and images. EVERY REPUBLICAN SHOULD WATCH THIS HBO VICE VIDEO.)   These people are Nazis.

President Trump stated that some  "very fine people" protested against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue. Not true. When you march with Nazis, you are a Nazi/  . Conservative republican Donald Trump has just defended Nazis.