Whoa boy - Phil Mudd weighs in on Hannity's show last night:
"You got that dirt bag telling me that one of the most storied FBI directors ever is a crime boss? ... Facts are facts: Mueller's an American legend, the president is a dirt bag. Idk what to tell you, I'm pissed off" pic.twitter.com/gzqgifCZxU
A Republican Congressman has let loose and expressed his true feelings about President Donald Trump to Erick Erickson, a far right wing pundit. Erickson is a former Fox News contributor and was the editor of RedState. He will not identify the GOP lawmaker who is from a “very Republican” district for obvious reasons, writing the Congressman “is happy to be quoted, so long as I don’t name him.”
“If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker,” the unnamed Republican Congressman we’ll call “Rep. X,” supposedly said to Erickson.
Erickson says Rep. X continued his rant, saying, “dammit he’s taking us all down with him. We are well and truly f**ked in November. Kevin [McCarthy] is already circling like a green fly circling sh*t trying to take Paul’s [Ryan] job because nobody thinks he’s sticking around for Nancy [Pelosi]. She’s going to f**k up the cafeteria again too. [Lord’s name in vain], at least I’ll probably lose too and won’t have to put up with that sh*t.”
(Speaker Ryan announced today he is retiring at the end of his term.)
“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just a f**king idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are b*tching about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention. I hate Forrest Gump.”
The article goes on to say that this congressman publicly defends Trump on Fox News.
A Quiet Place stars real-life wife and husband actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in an unconventional horror film that has almost no spoken dialogue.
Much of humanity is dead, and the Simmonds family is hiding on a farm somewhere in New York. Blind creatures that react viciously to sound have killed almost everyone on the planet, so it's essential that no one in the family makes any noise lest they be instantly pounced and mauled by gigantic oozing monsters that resemble t-Rex-lobster hybrids. Fortunately, one of the Simmonds kids is deaf, so the family knows how to communicate using sign language. But staying quiet can be difficult for young children and especially difficult if you're Blunt's character and you step barefoot on a nail while running down a staircase because you've suddenly gone into labor and need to deliver the baby in the soundproof crawl space in the basement. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but this film is taut, gripping and well-acted.
Black Panther is about as good as it gets for a Marvel superhero film, but I guess I'm never going to love this genre. Once again, this is a big screen movie. If you think you'll like it, see it in a theater.
First up, we saw Stalin Is Dead, a dark satire starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor. 95% of critics compiled by Rotten Tomatoes gave this film favorable reviews, while 80% of audience reviewers gave it a favorable rating. I'm with 5% of professional critics and 20% of the audience on this one. There were a few laughs in it, but it just wasn't that funny or enlightening as satire. X-ometer score 70/100
We also saw Ready Player One, the new Spielberg post-apocalyptic film in which virtual-reality gaming mostly replaces meat life because life otherwise sucks. I loved the premise, but this film was very Spielbergish, which can go either way for me. Sometimes he's a little too sentimental, too Disneyish and too polished. I typically prefer edgier films. It's a matter of personal taste, so you if you like Spielberg and if you like gaming, you might like this film. For me, it was a 78/100. If you decide to see Ready Player One, see it in a theater because much of the punch comes from some great CGI.
Last, we saw Foxtrot, a joint Israeli, German, Swiss and French production in Hebrew, Arabic and German with subtitles. Foxtrot is controversial, and it takes a position I've long taken on Israel and Palestine. Israel makes as many problems for itself as others make for Israel because of the trauma of the Holocaust. There are manifestations of intergenerational symptoms everywhere in Israeli life and politics and a lot of people don't want to know that because they want the Israel-Palestinian conflict to be a simple situation of right and wrong, good guys and bad guys. In other words, they want to take the symptoms at face value, even when the symptoms are screaming barely disguised, unconscious messages. I'm not going to get into that argument any further here, but if you're psychologically minded, see the movie. It's compelling, wrenching, devastatingly truthful and it does a good job of exposing the tragedy of Israel and the Arab people of Palestine. You can see the scars on both sides and the near inescapabilty of repeating the same mistakes over and over again because the mistakes are driven by the ghosts of psychological trauma. This is a hard film to watch, but a 100/100
When I was growing up we had what was called VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS. They weren't called community colleges. Because I don't know what that means, a community college...I don't know what it means...I tell people, call it 'vocational' from now on.