Friday, January 12, 2018

Stephen Colbert's hilarious skit on Melania Trump's take of Fire and Fury book

We need a laugh during these terrible days of conservative President Trump. Stephen Colbert with the help of the lovely and talented Laura Benanti perform this riotous skit of an interview with Melania Trump as she addresses the tell all book of Fire and Fury

Conservative Republican President Trump overtly expresses his racism

During a meeting with Republican congressmen and one Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin (Il.), conservative President Donald Trump overtly expressed his hatred of people of color. The conversation was about extending protections to immigrants from Haitians and Africans who are in America.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump then said America should be bringing in more people from countries like Norway. New York Post and Washington Post.

If you didn't think conservative Trump is a racist, it is now apparent. He is saying that people from Africa and Haiti are from "shithole" countries. But this is where it's racist. He wants more people from Norway which is a white country. All due respect to the people of Norway by the way. Trump wants just white people to come to America.

And by the way it goes against his merit based immigration desire. You see he wants to eliminate even brilliant people from Africa and Haiti. That's because Trump doesn't want black people to come to America. He wants white people from Norway.

If you are an American who believes in love, justice, equality and freedom, then resist conservative Trump. Vote liberal Democrat if you want to live.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Conservative Republicans want a criminal investigation on an American ally

It is simply despicable that conservative Republicans want a criminal investigation of former MI6 agent Christopher Steele. His alleged crime? Notifying the FBI of evidence that the Russians could blackmail conservative President Donald Trump. But what is the real reason behind this outrage? David Corn of Mother Jones, who reported on the Steele Dossier which outlined Trump-Russia collusion says it's all about defending Trump and not getting at the truth.

"The Republican Party, which for decades claimed it was the party that championed patriotism and national security, has jettisoned these priorities for Trump protectionism."

David Corn. "Republican Senators target Christopher Steele and the reason is obvious." Mother Jones.

Amen. Conservative Republicans are not trying to get at the truth. Folks, Trump campaign officials Donald Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner met with Russians with the idea to get "dirt" on opponent Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. Nobody's denying that fact. Instead of trying to find out if the Russians not only hacked into Democratic emails and possibly colluded with Trump campaign officials, the Republicans are making smoke screens to cover up the truth.

To Mr. Steele and our English friends. I'm sorry for the conservative Republican attack on our alliance that for decades has stood for democracy. The great majority of Americans are still your friends and cherish our shared democratic values. To my fellow Americans. Vote liberal Democrat if you want to live.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Stephen Colbert: Cheeseburger in POTUS' bed

Oy. According to Michael Wolff 's book Fire and Fury, conservative President Donald Trump likes to have a cheeseburger in bed. And yesterday, Trump made an appearance via TV screen during the White House Press briefing. Yeah, we get it. That's so Trump doesn't have to face the press. I'm guessing Stephen Colbert has something to say about this. Yep. Hilarious commentary from The Late Show with Stehen Colbert.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Stephen Colbert:: The Trump presidency is like "The Producers"

Okay, we need to a laugh before conservative President Trump gets us all killed. Here's Stephen Colbert on the upcoming book Fire and Fury by Mihcael Wolff. We find out that Trump did not expect to win and was not prepared for the job. It was like Mel Brooks' "The Producers." Oy.

Steven Bannon: Trump campaign meeting with Russians was treasonous

I think it's time to bury conservative President Donald Trump's claims that there is no evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russians. Former campaign CEO and political adviser Steve Bannon is quoted in a new book by Michael Wolff,

"Even if you thought that this was not treasonous or unpatriotic or bad sh..t, and I happen to think it's all of that ..." (From Fire and Fury; See the Guardian. )

I've always said that the June 2016 meeting and the email setting up the meeting was direct proof of collusion. Now we have somebody next to Trump who agrees.

Vote liberal Democrat if you want to live.

Check out MSNBC report.

Darkest Hour review

The Darkest Hour is about Winston Churchill's first days as Prime Minister. The war against the Nazis is going bad and France is about to fall. The plot is about the tumultuous days before the "battle" of Dunkirk. That's the engagement with the Germans where the British people in civilian boats rescued their army and hence allowed the fight to go on. Before the rescue, Churchill must decide whether to pursue peace as Foreign Secretary Lord Hallifax (Stephan Dillane) and former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) want or to fight on even if France falls.

There's basically one performance that we should talk about in this movie. And all due respect to the excellent cast. But it is Gary Oldman as Churchill. Wearing astounding make-up, Oldman is the Churchill we remember. Maybe not factually accurate but one that is poetic, irascible, doubtful, emotional and heroic. His Churchill matches the actual rhythm of the man while still imbuing more life if that's possible to his dramatic portrayal. When Churchill knows he's in the right and is going to fight, there's a swagger to his step. It's an Oscar worthy performance by Goldman.

I've complained that historical dramas may need some well, Hollywood license in how to depict the facts. Anthony McCarten's screenplay does a little of that. There's a scene where Churchill runs off into the subway to find out what Londoners thought of peace with the Nazis. It didn't happen but it's an emotional scene. But Churchill was known to talk to the common man at times. (The Heavy) So it's not outside of the realm. I think McCarten needed a scene where Churchill realizes that Nazism must be defeated at all costs. That would have helped. But I'm guessing that he assumes the audience knows that. I do like that the movie does not depict Chamberlain or Hallifax as bad guys. I could see where they were coming from in terms of seeking a peace agreement with Hitler.

The movie really takes off with the realization that France is going to fall and maybe Great Britain should sue for peace. Director Joe Wright (Atonement) stays out of the way of that drama. He frames shots to show that Churchill is one man with the forces of history putting pressure on him. That decision with all its consequences drives the film.

Darkest Hour has one of the best performances of the year from Gary Oldman. It's a nice companion piece to last year's Dunkirk. The grade is B Plus.