Wednesday, April 29, 2015

John Fk'n Kerry

Burning Baltimore



Meet Martin O'Malley

  Martin O'Malley

O'Malley highlighted the fact that Maryland has the highest median income* in the country, and cited his record of signing laws that legalized same-sex marriage, gave in-state college tuition to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and making it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses.

"That's the inclusive America that I believe all of us want to move to," he said.

That raison d'etre is so utterly bizarre that I'm otherwise left speechless.

*As near as I can tell, Maryland's economy is 75% government salaries and 22% service industry.


cinema à la carte                                 

Blue Bloods
... a 2010 era cop drama with 1950 values. Five stars.

The series BLUE BLOODS follows the Irish-American Reagan family of police officers with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Francis "Frank" Reagan (Selleck) is the Police Commissioner. He was a U.S. Marine Corps officer and a Vietnam veteran before he joined the NYPD. He is a 9/11 First Responder, a widower whose son Joe was murdered in the line of duty, and has three other adult children—Danny, Erin, and Jamie. All the women are hot.

Looking for the next dinner hour series we found Blue Bloods.  It's a CBS series which explains why I'd never heard of it. I no longer watch anything raw on the "Peoples Networks."  The 5th (and evidently last) season just ended, so there are lots of episodes.

 After the first few episodes MoSup was hooked.  Me?  I thought it a little too, I don't know, bland?  However, as usually happens with a new series the writers expand personalities and tweak the characters. I've always liked Tom Selleck and Donnie ( Mark too) Wahlberg so there's that.  Anyway, here's what I'll say.  After episode 4 or 5 I noticed that I could not remember an instance where Blue language was used. None.  Which meant I hadn't missed it at all. I also noticed that I  felt good after we watched our nightly two episodes. I felt at home with them. 

ennui vs. overload


My meager posting of late has little to do with the ennui that once caused me to, every few years,  publicly announce that I quit blogging, only then to return.  Now I'm plagued with so many things I want to say that I don't know where to start, so instead I watch movies, go read stuff, or indulge in whatever else seems easy at the time.  Just thinking out loud here boss.  As one is wont to do while drinking ale at 10:00 in the morning.