Wednesday, December 07, 2016





The projected cost of building materials for the proposed wall on our Southern border has just been significantly reduced. Apparently over 55 million people shit a brick when Trump won the election. (STU)


Denzel Washington blasts media


Denzel Washington blasts media for selling 'BS'
Spot On

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture."Fences," based on an award-winning play of the same name, also features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas.

Washington was the subject of a phony story earlier this year that falsely claimed he was switching his support of then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump.

One of the effects of "too much information," the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is "the need to be first, not even to be true anymore."

"So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth," Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet.

"In our society, now it's just first — who cares, get it out there. We don't care who it hurts. We don't care who we destroy. We don't care if it's true," Washington continued.

"Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including BS." Denzel Washington



Michigan Appeals Court Order to Halt Recount Sets Up Conflict with Federal Courts


It looks increasingly likely that at least one member of the United States Senate may owe his seat in the world’s greatest deliberative body not to his charisma or the persuasiveness of his message but to voter fraud.

As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.

[See who gave the most to Franken.] The certification of Franken as the victor came only after a series of recounts dragging out for almost half a year. It also sparked an investigation by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group that compared the list of those recorded as having voted in the election against what Fund calls “criminal rap sheets.” The group found, in what appears to clearly warrant further and official inquiry, that

… At least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis's Hennepin County, the state's largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul's Ramsey County, the state's second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group's totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken's victory margin. [FULL]

SIDE BAR:  Coleman was initially named the winner. It was only after a series of recounts, where new ballots were "discovered," that a Minnesota judge ruled that enough was enough and gave the seat to Franken. This was the same tactic Democrats used in Maryland, and Washington state.

Failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein sued for a recount in Michigan. That suit has created tension between Michigan’s state government and the federal government.

Tuesday evening, Michigan’s Court of Appeals ordered a halt to the recount, saying Stein was not an aggrieved candidate who would benefit from a recount. At the same time, the 6th Circuit ruled the must proceed. [FULL]

The state panel said that to qualify as “aggrieved,” Stein “must be able to allege a good faith belief that but for mistake or fraud,” she would have had a reasonable chance of winning.”

Without going back for the actual numbers, I'll say the SCOTUS ruled  472 times that a challenger to Obama's eligibility (phony birth certificate) "had no standing."  End of story.

Here's what worries me about Jill Stein's farcical recount scheme.  We know from past Democrat challenges to the election of a GOP candidate what he game is.
Just get it close enough Somewhere in a warhouse misplaced, uncounted ballots, will surface and .... you know. 

Texas elector: Rat bastard

BARN ARMY                    

Merrily is P*sd

I am appalled at the Texas elector who will not vote the will of the people who placed him in his position; he doesn't deserve to be called by name. This "me baby" had a personal, popular vote to cast. And he was chosen by his party to cast a representational vote for that party. Instead, he will claim 2 personal votes for himself while citing his allegiance to the Constitution and being totally blind to his treason to it.

It does NOT matter to what political party you belong - this is a bigger issue.

Before you Ds start cheering this selfish elector for being "brave" please consider that he is a traitor to the system that the founding fathers established with God's wisdom hundreds of years ago. He is claiming to be wiser, more patriotic. I claim the opposite. He is a small child who thinks his desire is more important than others...than the country. He's asking the spotlight be placed on himself instead of the greatest nation in the world. Just another "me baby."

The correct thing to have done would have been to give his electoral vote to another Republican who would have followed the will of the people. But he just can't let go of that bit of personal, selfish power.

Look past the end of your nose to end results. "Fundamentally transforming" the country means, ultimately, its demise: more division, more focus on individual rather than patriotism. We are being torn apart from the inside by our own selfishness. Instead of "doing unto others" and becoming stronger, we are demanding little kingdoms for ourselves without considering long-term consequences.

We could start in the right direction again by recognizing the Divinity who gave this geographical miracle to us and who guided the Founding Fathers in the shaping of its government. And then giving Him His propers.
That's was righteous Merrily.  Thanks.

Reminder.  You have the duty tonight.

Hate Eight

cinema à la carte                                 

The Hateful Eight Tra-La-La

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight evidently won an Oscar for something.  First I heard of it was when it popped up on Showtime.    With Tarantino, you pretty much know what to expect.  Some, like Inglourious Bastards and Django Unchained offer moments of humor.  Hate8 is Reservoir Dogs, or Kill Bill on steroids.  Great cast.  I give Jennifer Jason Leigh "best actor" for her role as Daisy Damergue

Samuel L Jackson's Major Marquis Warren was guilty of the only real misstep
with this anachronism.  A man's "Johnson" is a 20th century euphemism.