Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mike Myers

This is good news -- to me anyway. DEADLINE reports:

Mike Myers is set to star in and executive produce a new comedy series for Netflix. The internet network has ordered six episodes of the half-hour limited series, in which Myers will play multiple characters. The Austin Powers and former Saturday Night Live star will executive produce with John Lyons and Jason Weinberg. Mackenzie Cyr and Justin Capraro-Gentuso are associate producers.

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” said Myers.

Mike Myers is funny. I watch his films a lot. My favorites are the first two Austin Powers and SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER. But I do like them all. THE AV CLUB, covering his new NETFLIX series, says they hope none of the characters he'll play are the Love Guru.  I actually like that movie. I was not a fan the first time. I can watch it and enjoy it now. The problem, for me, was the nonsense of Justin Timberlake. He always comes off like a little nothing -- which works in BLACK SNAKE MOAN but does not work in THE LOVE GURU.

His NETFLIX show is going to be a thirty minute show and NETFLIX has signed off on six episodes. That doesn't make me happy. They're cancelling everything these days and remember how they treated Kathy Bates' show -- a show that was laugh out loud funny.

A few e-mails have asked about the Democratic party candidates for president.  Specifically, am I supporting anyone?

There are a lot of good possibilites but for me the one is Tulsi Gabbard.

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  • Trump is surrounded by neocon war hawks who supported regime change wars in Libya, Iraq, they’re calling for overthrow the govts of Venezuela and Iran, and the result will be the same: thousands of lives lost, trillions wasted, more suffering.

  • Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  War Hawk Neera Tandem rounds up her fellow War Whores to defend her from journalism.

    Neera Tanden is causing a stink yet again.  She's Tweeted that her mother is a stupid idiot who doesn't understand either the press or how a phone works -- hanging up was not an option because her foreign mother is so stupid and NYT was just so evil to the old woman.  That's what Neera says anyway.  Neera's mother is no delicate flower and if she can handle the stink off Neera, she can handle anything.  (By the way, non-stop phone calls saying, "She really does stink, doesn't she?"  Yes, no joke, she does.  And for people like myself who have a strong sense of smell, she's been offensive for years.  Soap and water, Neera, daily.)  And Neera's little War Hawk buddies from the Democratic Party are rushing to prop her up including the joke that is Paul Krugman.  Paul, you are a joke.

    Here's a typical Tweet.  See the problem?

    I thought the tone of the his story was weird because he was so clearly outraged for Bernie. Just as bad, if not worse, no one at the NYT edited or asked Vogel to rewrite it. Ken Vogel once requested Chelsea Clinton’s school transcripts, using an FOIA form.

    His story?

    Elizabeth Williamson and Kenneth P. Vogel (NEW YORK TIMES) reported that story.  Over the years in the US, we've come to expect that women's work is disappeared but if you ever think that's just done by men, grasp that women contribute as well -- women like Amy Mullen who write women like Elizabeth Williamson out the story.

    I'm also not sure why Amy Mullen's is grasping the pearls over Kenneth Vogel asking fo Chelsea's transcripts.  He's in his early forties so Chelsea was clearly an adult. It appears he requested that as Hillary was making her second run for president.  That's perfectly fine and Amy Mullen is just a pathetic drama queen who's going to throw anything out there in her lust to protect her beloved Neera.

    Faux feminism.  If it weren't for faux feminists, the US might not have any at all.  Faux feminists are just concerned that women get into spots that men hold.  They're not concerned with real feminist issues.  They're break the ceiling gals who want the status quo because they're too limited to imagine anything better.

    Hold on though, we're not done with the stupid f**ks.

    The NYT story on Neera Tanden should never have brought her mom into it. And whether you agree with Neera's views or not, her aggressiveness is one of her biggest strengths and would be lionized if she were a man.

    Feminist Brian Fallon.  Really, "Aggressiveness is one of her biggest strengths and would be lionized if she were a man"?  Well he did work for Hillary so possibly that's where he learned that crap.  But, no, Brian, aggressiveness is not admired in anyone.  No one, in this day and age, says, "Thank goodness he's aggressive in the work force!"  No one says that you stupid idiot.

    Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, admitted to the NYT that she assaulted an editor at her own organization for posing a mild question about the Iraq War to Hillary Clinton.

    Brian, you know what you're really doing?  You're making a lot of us want to explore your boy Mayor Pete whose racism is well known in the community he represented.  So as his racist gentrification program becomes a story, remember you did your part to make it one by attacking a legitimate journalism article.

    Good summary.

    Oh, look, nutty Rosa Brooks.  Well of course.  Neera did send out that e-mail asking everyone to Tweet her defense and so we're seeing those who are compromised rush forward.  Rosa, for those who've forgotten, proposed that journalists be registered.  I'd settle for inoculated but Rosa has always been an Orwellian nightmare.

    She's a War Whore who has gotten by on her mother's reputation because she has no accomplishments of her own.  She's a cheap little whore who is either too much of a liar or too stupid to know history.  "Would you run an article about a male . . ."

    Oh, Rosa, you old dirty whore, stop pretending you are a feminist or that you know anything.

    Rosa, we get it, you're an old whore who tires easily.  But stop playing the 'woman' card because you're not a feminist and you have no grasp on history -- recent or otherwise.  You're just a dirty whore who came forward to defend a dirty whore named Neera.  May you both find an afterlife that is as destructive as what the two of you have done to the world.

    Oh, look, disgusting Gwen Ifill's cousin pops up to defend Neera.  Gwen, the dead closet case who made nice with Condi -- cooking with Condi, remember, will always be the ultimate media whore who laughed in real time when Iraqis were shot up by Blackwater, who made jokes about it on the air.  You'd think that would be enough to make the whole family leave public life.  But if you think that, you're giving more thought to it than that pathetic family ever did.

    NEW: Last week, reached out to reporters to pick apart ’ “Medicare for All” plan. * has its own plan, which, unlike Bernie’s, reserves a role for private insurance cos. (like those that have previously donated to ).

  • THANKS, MOM! says she’s not out to get & wants unity among Democrats. Neera’s mom, OTOH, says her daughter believes Bernie “got a pass” in 2016, “but he’s not getting a pass this time.”

  • BACKSTORY: In 2008, set up what she thought would be an easy interview for with Shakir, then editor of . But Faiz asked about the Iraq War. Later, Neera punched him & asked “Who the f— do you think you are?”

    THE POLITICS: ’ broadsides against seem designed to rally his base by casting the group as an avatar of the corrupt Democratic establishment that deprived him the 2016 nomination & to signal that he won't abide a repeat of 2016.

    The press that slobbers over War Hawk Pete (and ignores his racism and racist gentrification polices as mayor) chooses to ignore many other candidates including Marianne Williamson.  She had a town hall on CNN last Sunday.

    BASH: You have said that you want to create a Department of Peace Building, which you say would champion peace through mediation and diplomacy. How would that differ from the State Department?

    WILLIAMSON: Well, the State Department works with international issues. And I do believe that we need a far more robust relationship between the State Department and the Defense Department. I have great respect for the U.S. military. We all should and must. My father fought in World War II.

    And as I said, you know, you're the president. You're the commander- in-chief. But I see the military like the surgeon. If you're going to have surgery, you want to have the best surgeon. And I don't think anyone would doubt that in America has to have the best possible military.

    But at the same time, as I -- you avoid surgery if at all possible. Even Donald Rumsfeld, who was the secretary of defense for George Bush, said we also have to wage peace. General Mattis, before he left the Department of Defense, said if you're not going to fully fund the State Department, I'm going to have to buy more ammunition.

    I want a far more robust relationship between the State Department and the Defense, and I also want the moral leadership of our State Department back. When you're willing to -- for the sake of a $100 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, go along with support for a genocidal war that we know has starved tens of thousands of Yemenis, including all those children whose pictures are all over the Internet, when Mike Pompeo says, well, sometimes you can have strategic partnerships with people who do not share your values, no, you can't, Dana. It means you have sacrificed your values.

    So I want the moral principles, the moral core of American foreign policy back. People all over this world used to see the United States as a moral leader. I don't think they ever thought we had it perfect, but that we always tried, and they don't see that anymore. So I want a moral robust peace waging and peace creation on the part of the State Department. I want the moral principles that should be central to American foreign policy back.

    And then a Department of -- U.S. Department of Peace Creation has to deal with domestic issues. We have so many -- we have millions of American children living in chronic trauma. We have the most violent streets. We have domestic war -- war zones in this country. We need wraparound services, antitrauma, restorative justice, conflict resolution, domestic...

    Not really seeing Rosa Brooks, Paul Krugman or the other whores rushing to discuss anything of substance.  They do want to act as if interviewing a grown woman who picked up the phone and did not hang up is some sort of violation.  Well, they're silent on War Crimes as well, why should we expect any humanity from them at this late date?

    Today on NPR's MORNING EDITION, Jane Arraf reports on a youth movement in Mosul.

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    Aleppo’s recognized 1350-year-old Umayyad Mosque that was almost completely destroyed by war in Syria was one of the oldest historical mosques that got destroyed.

    That's a more polite way of speaking about an issue that has touched off rage.  WHen I saw the Tweets on Monday night I wondered about it.  And then yesterday I heard what?  US student after US student talking about the tragedy.  And it is true that there had been no US attention and mourning for the things lost in the Middle East.  That's in part because Americans aren't taught about those historic buildings.  Mostly, we learn about them when they're destroyed, if we ever learn about them.  Those in the Arab world who feel that Notre Dame gets in one hour more attention and sympathy than the destruction of a major mosque does in six months are correct.

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