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  1. I get it. What they've done to reproductive rights in the US is shocking; and that was long before Dobbs. I still remember a story that was published in Slate years ago about a woman with a late term placental abruption. This was a baby that she intended on taking to term and she had to choose to terminate the pregnancy. She nearly died because there were no doctors on duty who were willing to perform the procedure. Not "able". "Willing". I'm not excusing this stuff as being benign or trivial. I'm just saying it could be much, much worse.
  2. Incompetent evil bastards overturn Roe v Wade and are then left poleaxed when they can't get an abortion ban passed in Kansas. Incompetent evil bastards fail at flipping razor thin margins in both houses of congress despite an administration with a mid-40's approval rating and gas north of $3.00/gallon. Competent evil bastards figure out a way to nuke Tehran and then get their title changed from "Mr. President" to "Dictator for Life". Still pretty terrible, but not "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" terrible.
  3. Put his ass in a supermax until he pays up. He can watch Brandon on his little Tee Vee until he get out.
  4. My mistake. Only 250k more unemployed? Oh, that's not so bad. 'Shouldn't result in too many deaths or too much extremist politics. The same proles who will be paying for the rest of their lives for bailing guys like this out back in 2009, they need to feel the pain so they can properly genuflect for the titans of capital that are generous enough to let them "not starve". I'm paraphrasing but that's the gist. I think Greenspan once said something similar.
  5. Holy fuck. He said this out loud? In front of the peoples? If unemployment were to hit 50%, labor market dynamics would be the least of this guys grievances. His biggest problem would be his diminishing fuel gauge; as he's tearing across the wasteland; with General Humungus and his marauders in pursuit.
  6. I don't care how he shot it; the epilogue of RotS is beautiful. One of the parts of the prequel trilogy that's unambiguously perfect.
  7. There are some Democrats who should follow his lead, frankly.
  8. I like my idea better. He was great in Shattered Glass. Jumper wasn't a particularly interesting film but he was pretty good in that too.
  9. That's a bit harsh. Hayden was fine. Ah. You're more clever than I am today. - Episode 5: I'll start with the bad: The pacing of some of those scenes is just excruciating. I don't know if they're stretching out the scenes to meet a runtime requirement or not, but the editing could be snappier. Mary Elizabeth Winstead. I'm a fan. Unapologetically. I've liked her in everything I've seen her in. I even liked her in Birds of Prey, which isn't a movie that made much of an impression on me otherwise. But I don't like her in this. Whatever she's going for with Sindula, I'm not feeling it. And it isn't just her. The performances in this show thus far have been somewhat lackluster; which is probably contributing to the pacing issues. The good: Regarding Winstead, when she said "the line" at the end of the episode, I got some chills. That's the stuff, man! Production values: Yeah. Definitely. Live action Ghost? Yes. Purrgil? Yes. Yes. I'm assuming this was all soundstage or volume filming and I gotta say, that seaside cliff looked damn good. Some really impressive visuals. I loved the flashback sequences. I could be cynical and dismiss it as nostalgia bait, but there are ways of doing nostalgia that can't just be reduced to callbacks and easter eggs, and I think this is it. This is nostalgia done right. This is something I could watch without having any awareness of Clone Wars or Rebels and I'd be drawn to it. - On balance, I liked this episode. The series itself is OK. Not great; not terrible. According to IMDB, Wes Chatham will appear in upcoming episodes. Great. Hopefully he'll be crewing the Rocinante...
  10. They have to. Trump can be many things to his supporters; but he can't be the guy it's OK to flip him off to his face. And... omygod... he's a corn fed white guy from Iowa? Is he wearing a ballcap? Jesus Christ does he drive an F-150?!? And that's how the MAGA movement ends. The wave has crested my friends. If this goes unanswered, they're screwed. If they answer (the only way they know how), they screwed. This guy's a hero. An American hero. And would you want to dox that guy? Look at the size of him!
  11. Yup. What Chomsky summed up years ago as an, "appeal to generalized rage". Also the appeal of "anti-government" propaganda. Also being intellectually bankrupt. Agree with them or not, there was a time when these people were actually serious. Some of them were pure fucking evil, but still capable of being sensible. The current crowd would be biblically terrifying if they were actually competent.
  12. How much you wanna bet that they get to the neighboring galaxy and it looks just like Tatooine?
  13. See what I mean? Rush Limbaugh was a fucking god compared to these current idiots. Do you think 20 years from now there'll be a website dedicated to Obama's cocaine fuelled gay bender with Larry Sinclair in Gurnee, IL? Dinesh DeSouza interviewed this fucking idiot and it barely made a ripple. Their game is weak.
  14. The prologue of s2e9 sheds some new light on this scene in particular: She should never have been able to do that. Did she do it just to see if she could?
  15. Who’s a naughty boy? Who’s a naughty widdle boi? You are, Tucker! You are, Timmy! Yes you are. Yes you are! You’re naughty widdle bois yes you are. Oh my goodness. Yes you are. Rush Limbaugh, with his beautiful, sonorous, tailor-made-for-radio voice, managed to get Hillary Clinton investigated for murder. She’s got more bodies on her than Marlo Stanfield to hear some of these idiots tell it, and that’s all thanks to Rush. Fast forward 20 years and you have a couple of squeaky voiced nerds accusing Barack Obama of letting some hillbilly grifter suck his dick? After he’s guaranteed to get an aircraft carrier named after him? You’re slipping. You’re slipping fellas. I want Obama to come out and say, “The story is totally true; but it wasn’t this guy. It was William F Buckley.” Mic drop. Kick back an watch the fireworks. Plus, “cocaine”? Really? After Donald Trump? Trump has done more coke than you weigh, Tim. Guaranteed. I’d bet Tucker has done his share too. Could someone release the pee tape already?
  16. How much development should there be? There’s definite progress when it comes to the settlement but then they were putting their efforts into other things (ships, aura’s, emissaries, staying a secret). - Harry tells Day (in the throne room) that if they go to war, it’s a mathematical certainty that Empire will lose. There’s something not on the level about the battle in the last episode.
  17. I’m going to start. What the hell, I’ve still got packages of them in my car. Solidarity!
  18. I’m seeing more people wearing masks at the supermarket.
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