Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

By John Ruberry I was out of town in July when Detroit, the movie about the destructive 1967 riot and a police attack on a small group of guests at the Algiers Motel, hit the theaters. Directed by Kathryrn Bigelow, who is best known for Zero Dark Thirty and the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker, … Continue reading Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

Al Franken’s resignation just helped the Democrats for the midterm elections

Al Franken's resignation is one thing for the Democrats: part of a strategy. They will pretend to lament, but they realize they're not really losing anything they hadn't already lost when the allegations were first made. He will be replaced by another liberal Democrat, one who doesn't have the baggage Franken has accumulated. Behind closed … Continue reading Al Franken’s resignation just helped the Democrats for the midterm elections

Pelosi turns on Conyers, calls for him to resign

When a politician can't change the direction of the winds, they tend to give up and flow with them. Such is the case for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who has spent a week defending Representative John Conyers. Her days of defending him appear to be done. This should be the final straw that broke … Continue reading Pelosi turns on Conyers, calls for him to resign

Conyers & Franken et/all should face voters post accusation as Trump & Moore have

Rep Jim Clyburn has taken some grief by noting when asked about John (Drop my Trow) Conyers that unlike a Matt Lauer or a Harvey Weinstein, they were elected and thus put there by the people and I had some fun teasing Ana Navarro when she lamented the fact that while many in the News … Continue reading Conyers & Franken et/all should face voters post accusation as Trump & Moore have

Cokie Roberts Shoots down the Morning Joe “Old man Conyers” narrative

Yesterday on Morning Joe with the world blowing up around Rep John Conyers Joe Scarborough reiterated the status of the congressman as an Icon and implied that his issues came from advanced age. Mika backed him up citing the need to tell her own father that it was time to leave the public stage. It … Continue reading Cokie Roberts Shoots down the Morning Joe “Old man Conyers” narrative

There’s More Than One Way to Purge

by baldilocks Has anyone considered that the Democrats may be throwing certain members and prominent supporters under the bus on purpose? I mean they had to know what kind of lives men like Al Franken led and they certainly knew about John Conyers since one of his victims was paid off by The Old Dirty … Continue reading There’s More Than One Way to Purge

Ephemera vs Evidence or Roy Moore vs Clinton/Rose/Franken/Weinstein/Conyers et/all

Brock:  And those are the facts, Madam Chairman.  Mena:  Does that conclude the evidence?  4th Doctor: Evidence? Evidence? You couldn't hang a hat on that.  Doctor Who  The Leisure Hive 1980 PM James Hacker: Nobody knows it's not true. Press statements aren't made under oath Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986 Harry Faversham: One moment, sir. … Continue reading Ephemera vs Evidence or Roy Moore vs Clinton/Rose/Franken/Weinstein/Conyers et/all

Hollywood and DC: Never Our Betters and Often Much Worse

by baldilocks Wretchard goes long on the unmasking of the two Hollywoods: In the unending exposes of financial, moral and sexual turpitude we are witnessing a similar humiliation of a ruling elite. The critical role played by prestige in upholding the current status quo was no less important for the Western elite than it was … Continue reading Hollywood and DC: Never Our Betters and Often Much Worse