Friday, March 25, 2016

Shut up Donald Trump, U.S. kills top ISIS leader

On the campaign trail, conservative Republican Donald Trump has often said the United States doesn't win anymore. Specifically he says that the United states doesn't beat ISIS.

So this should shut him up. The United States has just killed ISIS' number two in command and minister of finance, Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli. ABC News. So Donald, what do you have to say about that? Oh, and the guy who was and is the Commander in Chief during this victory? PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

Waiting for your reply. Or maybe you and lyin' Ted Cruz should just keep fighting over your wives. Here's an idea, Donald. Just shut up about losing to ISIS. Because Barack Obama should be known as the Killer of Terrorists.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Fallout 4: Destroy the Sentry Bot at the National Guard Training Yard easily

Playing Fallout 4? Here's a tip to destroying that nasty Sentry Bot at the National Guard Training Yard after you get into the armory and discover that sweet power armor. When you get out of the armory, Mr. Sentry Bot has gotten out of his bunker and attacks you. Well, do this. Run back into the barracks, the building you exited to go to the armory. The Sentry Bot follows you but gets stuck in the first part of the barracks. Now, use the debris for cover and unload on it with your favorite weapon. You destroy it in no time.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Fallout 4: Destroy the Legendary Assaultron at the Electrical Hobbyist's Club Tip

If you play Fallout 4, you may have discovered the shack called the Electrical Hobbyist's Club. It's surrounded by high levels of radiation. Chances are you will have to use a Hazmat suit to go into it. There's a nice laser rifle up here, so it's well worth checking this place out. As you loot the top floors, you will discover there's a cellar.

The Cellar.

Watch your steps as you enter the cellar. First notice the bobby trap at the bottom of the steps. It will fire a rocket from a missile launcher if you set it off. Disarm it. That's the A button for XBOX players. Directly left is weight scale. That will set off the Legendary Assaulttron who will likely kill you since there's very little room to manuever down here. Worse yet, if you destroy it, the thing will set off an alleged nuclear explosion. I say alleged nuclear because I've just found a way to survive the explosion. Disarm the scale. Mr. Assaultron stays asleep.

But first, let's disarm the remaining traps. There's a trip wire in the terminal room. Directly to the left of the door to this room is a turret. I disarmed a trap to the right of the door. Ran back outside. To the left of Assaultron, is a hole in the wall. I took out my sniper and shot at the turret to destroy it.

Okay, let's get to the point. You want to destroy the Legendary Assaultron without killing yourself. Go back to the stairs. Take out your sniper and shoot at the thing until it's down to little health. It starts to catch on fire. Check V.A.T.S. to examine its health. Take out two fragmentation mines and put them around it. Go to the terminal room. Access the terminal. Activate the Assaultron. Go to the corner away from the hole in the wall. That's the corner next to the terminal. The Assaultron will move and set off the mines. It dies and explodes. You survive. At least, I did.

Loot the body. Since this is a Legendary Assaultron, there will likely be a nice reward. I got the Quickdraw Revolutionary Sword. It has 22 damage and its speed is medium. More importantly, it "Costs 25 percent less Action Points." I'm sure this is worthwhile to you players who prefer a melee build for your character.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2016!

Let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Chieftains and The Corrs. Here's the song, "I Know My Love."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Captain America: Civil War has a big spoiler

At the end of the second trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, there's a big spoiler. Okay, maybe not so big if you've read the graphic novel that the movie is based on. At least, that's what I've been told and read in the Wikipedia page description of the novel. Anyway, I thought they should have not spoiled it by showing a particular character that's going to make an appearance. I didn't read the novel, guys.

Hold on. With Batman vs. Superman coming out this month, the two major comic book superheroes seem to be having an intramural battle with each other. Did they anticipate the Republican Party civil war? Art imitates life. Anyway, check out the Captain America: Civil War trailer below.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

SNL: Who votes for Donald Trump

Here's Saturday Night Live's fake ad on who votes for Donald Trump. Great stuff.

SNL: Hillary morphs into Bernie

I've noticed that Hillary Clinton is beginning to sound a lot like Bernie Sanders lately. Could it be that Sanders destroys her with the young voters? Saturday Night Live had fun with that. Check out this SNL Hillary ad. Funny stuff.

SNL mocks Trump and Sanders in open

Saturday Night Live had fun with the Ben Carson endorsement of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. I forgot. They also go after the violence at Trump rallies. Funny stuff. Check it out.

Ariana Grande has great jazz chops!

I have no idea who Ariana Grande is. Hey, I'm no longer a young kid. But last night on Saturday Night Live, she did this wonderful song with a nice jazz feel. Anyway, she demonstrated great jazz chops. I mean she can sing jazz. Nice phrasing and she hit all the notes. Great stuff. Hey, Ariana cut a jazz album. Um, that's what they do nowadays? Do records still exist?

Defend yourself, Bernie Sanders

At an Ohio rally, Donald Trump called Senator Bernie Sanders, a "communist." This will be the line of attack, Sanders will face from conservative Republicans especially from Trump.

Sanders responded by calling Trump a pathological liar. Bernie, you must do better. Defend yourself. This reminds me of 1988 when Mike Dukakis was attacked viciously by George W. Bush. And Dukakis basically did nothing. Bernie, you must educate the Donald. Here's what you should say,

"Donald, you say you went to the best schools. Well, obviously you must have been a terrible history student. Socialism is not communism. Communism is like the old Soviet Union, the system that your buddy Putin yearns for. Democratic socialism is like Denmark, which is a democracy. I'd be very happy to educate you further if you can take time from calling Mexican immigrants rapists and calling on your supporters to pledge allegiance to you."

Saturday, March 12, 2016

SNL mocks Trump's Super Tuesday news conference

After Super Tuesday, Donald Trump had his first surreal victory news conference. Saturday Night Live had some great fun with it and the other events during the week. Oh, by the way, the Trump... um, body part joke is based on the raucous March 3 Republican debate. Enjoy this video from SNL.

Listen to your heart, vote for Bernie Sanders

Okay, Bernie Sanders and I share the same first name. But that's not the reason I'm endorsing Senator Sanders for President. As a Democrat, my brain tells me Sanders can't win. He's a socialist. But my heart knows he's right.

Sanders didn't go into politics for ambition or fame or ego. He's always had a belief that the rich and powerful were crushing the middle class and the poor. It's a belief that government can help people to live happier lives. Yes, it's anti-Reagan. Socialism is not communism as some conservative Republicans might have you believe. It's more western European. Sanders believes in universal health care, i.e. Medicare for all. College tuition free to public schools. It's all about getting government to work for the middle class.

Bernie is right. This country needs a revolution. It must be a country that is not for corporations, or the big rich. It must be a country for the people. This March 15 in Ohio, vote for Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Donald Trump has First Amendment rights

Okay, tonight in Chicago, a Donald Trump rally was cancelled due to the unrest in the arena. As much as I dislike Donald Trump and even think he is a fascist, I say to the protesters that Donald Trump also has First Amendment rights. He should be allowed to spew his hate speech. Now, don't get me wrong. I support the right to protest. But not at the cost of silencing another's voice. So, protest. But do it outside of the venue.

We live in a democracy where we value the marketplace of ideas. An angry mob should not be allowed to shut down speech. The First Amendment was designed to protect unpopular speech. That's so ideas can be heard and compete. That's how change happens. An unpopular speech with the government may be the right approach to change. It should not be censored.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Trump's fake steaks

Okay, let me say that Donald Trump did display REAL steaks at Tuesday's victory news conference. And why was the Donald displaying red meat? Because Mitt Romney and John Oliver pointed out that Trump Steaks was a failed business. However, the steaks he showed were not from a Trump steak company. Ironically, they were produced by a company called the Bush Brothers Provision Company. (New York Post story.)

Oy. For comedians this is like shooting fish in a barrel. Here's The Daily Show's take.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Don Meredith's signature song appropriate for Rubio, Kasich and Cruz

Super rich guy Donald Trump just took the Republican primaries for President in Michigan, and Mississippi. Oh, little Marco Rubio. John Kasich. Lyin' Ted Cruz. Remember Don Meredith from Monday Night Football? Here's what he would be singing, "Turn out the lights.... the party's over..."

Monday, March 7, 2016

Some political advice to Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump,

I've decided to write this open letter giving you my advice on how to wrap up the Republican Presidential nomination by the end of March. Yes, I am a liberal Democrat but like you am somewhat politically incorrect. But I want you to win the nomination. Why? Because I don't believe you have a chance of winning the general election and even someone who is an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders will win. So, let's get to it.

1. Winning Ohio and Florida next week will clinch the nomination for you. Yes, it ain't over if you do that but nobody is going to catch you if you take Ohio and Florida. Ted Cruz? Cruz is not going to take New York, California or Pennsylvania. He's out of states near Texas and I don't count the Maine win as anything substantial. That's like Marco Rubio taking Puerto Rico. But Ohio and Florida are winner take all states. Ohio has 66 and Florida has 99 delegates at stake. You win these two, and you can pretty much tell everybody to drop out.

2. Let Cruz help you in Florida. I know you hate "lying" Ted as you call him. Hey, who doesn't hate Cruz? But as long as he's in Florida, he takes away votes from Marco Rubio which is his home state. If he and his Super PAC put money in Florida to defeat Rubio then rejoice. And there is a Politico report that's this is true. Well, Donald move some of your assets elsewhere.

3. Put John Kasich out of his misery. Yes, I am an Ohioan but I'm objective when I say Ohio is important in the general election. Why do you think the convention is in Cleveland? Republicans don't win if they don't take Ohio. For you, Donald, you can probably end the primary race in Ohio.

Since Cruz is going to tie down Rubio in Florida, start moving more appearances and money to Ohio. Public Policy Polling has Ohio governor Kasich trailing you but only by three points, 38-35 percent. And you can't make the argument that Kasich is hated in his home state. But it's a state within your grasp.

I know Ohio. You need to turn out your voters first. Your voters are obviously the angry white men with many of them of the redneck variety. Those voters are south of Columbus. Try southeast Ohio. Here in Hamilton County, where Cincinnati is, there are still many angry white male Republicans. They all live in the suburbs. So do your ad buys and events in these areas. Later in the week, campaign in parts where you will be welcome but not overtly Democratic areas like Cleveland. That would be further north of Columbus. You don't want videos of your racist followers beating black protesters. Remember that Joe the Plumber is from Holland, Ohio near Toledo. There are pockets up northwest where Republicans are comfortable.

Part of your appeal to the neanderthals of the world is your bullying of other candidates. Again, bad to attack Kasich in his home state. Instead make Rubio your scapegoat. He's still in the race and you can whip up the Nazis, er ... crowd by beating up on him. Keep calling him 'Little" Marco and talk about all his sweat.

Well, good luck Donald. Hope you win the nomination so you can be destroyed by the Democratic nominee.

Bernie "Not Sanders" Wong.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Rubio raised the size of Trump's junk first

So, I'm watching the Republican debate last night. And a fight broke out about the size of Donald Trump's hands. You see Sen. Marco Rubio had been making jokes about how small Trump's hands and a part of a man's body. Well, Trump showed his hands to demonstrate they were big and made a comment that there was nothing wrong about another part of his body, implying... ahem, his penis. There I said it. Well, a man has got to defend his junk. However, oh my God, this is freaking history. We have in a Republican debate, a candidate defending his junk. And yes, this is a PG rated blog so I'm not going to discuss any particular sex act. But folks, we had a scandal where President Clinton was impeached by the Republicans for lying about not having sex so none of this should be shocking.

But these attacks have on The Donald sound familiar. I've already written about Rubio's joke that Trump bankrupted his own casino. It's very reminiscent to Lewis Black's hilarious piece from The Daily Show in 2011. That Black joke starts at the 1:20 minute mark below.

I've also noticed that Rubio's jokes about Trump's hands sounds familiar. And remember, Rubio was the one that started this hand and junk stuff before the debate. (Breibart report.. Yes, I know that's a right wing site. Hey, I'm fair and balanced.) Well, it sounds like he might have got the idea from John Oliver in his HBO piece on Trump. Oliver notes that Trump is thin skinned about the size of his hands. Check that out in the riotous video below at the six minute mark.

And after you've seen Oliver's videos, you'll note something that sounds familiar. Mitt Romney's attacks on Trump's businesses and self financing reflects Oliver's jokes. Maybe the establishment Republicans should give some credit to those liberal Hollywood comedians.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Did Marco Rubio steal a joke from Lewis Black?

So, I'm watching Sen. Marco Rubio do his insult comedy routine on Donald Trump. And he says about Trump's failed casino, "This guy bankrupted a casino. How do you bankrupt a casino?" It reminded of comedian Lewis Black's great piece about Trump in 2011. Black says basically the same thing. Again check out Black's riotous piece on The Daily Show below.

Holy Cow! Republican civil war erupts

Today, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tore into GOP front runner Donald Trump. Romney called him a "phony" and "fraud." Romney said, "His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University." CNN report. And get this. He didn't endorse Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. In the speech given at the University of Utah, he urged Republicans to vote for anybody but Trump. Telling people to vote for Rubio in Florida, and Ohio governor John Kaisch in Ohio. That means he wants Trump not to get the majority of the delegates which would lead to a contested Republican convention. CNN report. Holy Cow! In my decades of following politics, I have never seen anything like this.

So what was Donald's response? Trump said, ""He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, 'Mitt, drop to your knees' -- he would have dropped to his knees." CNN report. Um... I'm speechless.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Trump's bigoted actions show GOP's racism

Now let me say this off the bat. There are many Republicans who are not racist. But the GOP has a dark history when it comes to racism. It's called the Southern Strategy. From Wikipedia, "In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a strategy by Republican Party candidates of gaining political support in the Southern United States by appealing to racism against African Americans." From the same article, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman apologized to the NAACP for the policy in 2005.

Let me say this, I don't think it's any mistake that GOP front runner Donald Trump initially refused to disavow David Duke, a KKK member and racist. Yesterday, black college students were ejected from a Trump rally for doing nothing. They were there to watch. USA report. , Today, Senator Mike Rounds R-S.D. said that even if Trump did not make a mistake about not disavowing Duke or white supremacists that Trump would still be the better than the Democrats. Really? A racist would be a better president? But here's what to remember about today. It's Super Tuesday where a bunch of southern states will vote. Alabama. Arkansas. Georgia. Oklahoma. Tennessee. Texas. Virginia. And for Trump, that's a lot of white racist votes for him to get.

Furthermore, the Republicans never liked President Obama. And they've disrespected him from the beginning. First there was Sen. Mitch McConnell who outlined the GOP agenda about making Obama a one term president. Then there was the birther stuff. A lot of it coming from Trump. He even questioned Obama's intelligence by raising doubts as to how he could get in Columbia and Harvard. Now, the Republicans refuse to hold hearings on Obama's Supreme Court. justice nominee. I've never seen such disrespect for a president. I can only put it on one thing. The old racists in the GOP still have power.

But it's one thing to appeal to the racists in the party for primary. It's another thing in the general election. The Republicans can count on losing moderates, liberals and independents for such policies, let alone minorities. This is not 1968.