Friday, January 20, 2017

So, there was this Inauguration today

trump inauguration

And in a nifty little package, we see exactly why Trump is President, why liberals lost and why we have Republican majorities in the House and Senate and Governor's mansions around the country.

Donald J. Trump was sworn into office today as the 45th President of the United States of America. He gave a speech that was basically the boilerplate speech he gave throughout the primaries and general election -- us versus them, take the country back from the elites and establishment types, spend money here not abroad, seek no nation building, strong military, lots of jobs, etc.

The basic speech that got him standing ovations around the country last year. Light on specifics, heavy on populist rhetoric. For a nation tired of eight years of Obama's hectoring, race blaming and petulant superiority, it galvanized voters to vote against a lifelong corrupt politician in the form of Hillary Clinton.

And liberals and Democrats showed they learned nothing from the crushing electoral defeats of the last eight years.

Television commentators compared Trump to Hitler (can't you f*ckers find another insult to throw?). Protestors firebombed vehicles, broke windows, blocked uniformed military members from getting to the Inauguration. Fyi, don't ever try to tell me that Dems/liberals actually like or care about our military. They hate them with every fiber of their being. Every action and word they utter show their haughty disdain for the men and women that risk their lives to protect our way of life. It was in plain sight once again today.

Pathetic desperate famewhores like Michael Moore and other tweeted idiot things about Trump and forecast doom and gloom for the country ahead. Tiresome actor Shia Lebouef announced he was teaming up with Will Smith's gay cross-dressing son for some sort of daily podcast that would last four years. And on and on.

People I spoke to on my route today, people that vote Democrat by the way, were appalled at what they watched from the liberal protests. And I don't blame them. What a bunch of whiny babies on the left. And this spectacle is exactly why plenty of voters, who may not have believed Trump was the right person to be in the White House, went ahead and voted for him over Hillary.

The left has become a parody of itself. Frantically clinging to every out-of-the-mainstream bit of ideology, they have alienated vast portions of this country that simply want to live their lives, make enough money to pay their bills, and be secure in their homes and workplaces. They don't want men in dresses using the same bathrooms as their grade school daughters. They don't want to be told how much soda or coffee they can buy in a restaurant. They don't want to be told what they can have on their fries or how they should be cooked. They don't want to turn on their televisions and be inundated with endless leftist/socialist propaganda messages built into sitcoms and hourly dramas. Or pay $15 to see a movie and get 90 minutes of political messages instead of entertainment.

But instead, the left is doubling down on their failed agenda. Threatening impeachment proceedings before Trump even picks up a pen.

I didn't vote for Trump. In fact I didn't cast a vote for President this cycle. And if Trump runs again in four years, I probably won't vote for him then either. But if liberals/Democrats keep this insanity up, it won't matter. He'll win again. Because that electoral map will just keep getting redder and redder.

You'd think Dems would have learned by now.

Apparently not.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A word about the upcoming Inauguration

china's chicken trump statue

If you've been watching any sort of new or even the celeb blogs, you know that the incoming Trump administration has got its work cut out trying to find performers for what has traditionally been a day long celebration of an incoming President.

I think the list of performers who had initially agreed to perform only to back out after their respective industries threatened them is actually longer than the list of performers that will perform. Last I saw, they had a couple of country music types -- Toby Keith and Big & Rich (the latter has mocking headlines built in) are the latest to sign up.

I had thought of this a while back, but I saw that someone else had already put it online so I never bothered. But I think it is a great idea -- don't have any celebrity people or performers for the Inauguration. Do like they did with that young girl who's going to sing the National Anthem -- mine the country for home grown talent. We've got a big beautiful country with all kinds of talented people working and performing out of the limelight. People just as talented, and in some cases more talented, than the ones celebrated by the big dollar media. Line these folks up and let them shine in front of the entire world.

If you've read any of my posts you know I didn't vote for Trump. I don't believe in him, never did, still don't. But his campaign was predicated in part on push back against the established elites in the media and Washington. What better way to celebrate that than an Inauguration of ordinary Americans celebrating the outsider President?

Once again, look at the electoral map:

2017 electoral map

New York and L.A. backed a loser. Celebrity and elite media hubris lost the presidential race. Epically. So fuck New York. Fuck L.A. And fuck these whiny Democrats that don't want to attend the Inauguration. Despite their opposition to Barack Obama's liberal agenda and ideology, Republicans didn't boycott his Inaugurations like a bunch of whiny babies with full diapers.

This is something Republicans in Washington and in online media need to hype relentlessly. Democrat hypocrisy writ large starting even before Trump is sworn into office. And with each hyperbolic apocalypse that fails to come to pass during this administration, conservatives need to blanket social media with how Democrats and liberal celebs were wrong. Like they did with the I'll leave the country if Trump wins nonsense that got thrown in the faces of celebs after the election.

There's an opportunity to do some good here for the country. Not sure I trust establishment Republicans to not f*ck it up. But who knows?

Guess I missed kiss a ginger day again

But my favorite thirsted redhead didn't miss the chance to get her see through on:

maitland ward see thru nipples

Haven't heard much from Maitland Ward these last months. Hardly any new content or Instagrams or shameless self promotions, the likes of which always make me smile. Perhaps she's giving up on her 15 minutes of fame. Pity. I think there's some potential there.

If only she had the right person managing her career. Hmmmm . . .

That was short lived

ariel winter see thru

I mentioned in a post earlier that young Ariel Winter had done a nice job finding an outfit that was actually quite pretty, though perhaps a bit saucier than it should have been for the event she was at. Still . . . it was nice to see what was possible.

Well, that was Christmas of last year. It's 2017 now, a new year, and she's back at it again whilst leaving the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood:

ariel winter see thru
ariel winter see thru

Though in truth, this outfit isn't as bad as it could have been, she's still got the hoochie factor dialed up pretty far here. I am getting a kick at how she's been shepherded through the crowd here. By both arms no less. Like they're afraid she's going to run off.

ariel winter see thru
ariel winter see thru

Tough life these celebs have.

Just to set the record straight

So I'm reading the paper this morning, the Tampa Bay Times -- I have a Sunday only subscription for the sports and comics, and I glanced through the Perspective section. That is where the paper puts it editorial columns . . . hahahahahahahaha . . . sorry, the whole paper is editorial columns, and letters to the editor.

It seems sometime during the week, the paper did an article about these quicky concealed carry classes that are offered at gun shows and gun stores. And there were letters to the editor about the article and the reader's own experiences in the paper today.

Now, I've been to a few gun shows, and I've seen these quicky classes in operation personally. Though I have ample evidence, via my years as a competitive shooter, to qualify as competent for a CCL, I took a class for the heck of it. One offered by a local gun store. It was a half day class. You burned up about a hundred rounds of ammo in various shooting scenarios, they gave me a run down on the laws of concealed carry and what to do in the aftermath of a self defense shooting and then they helped me fill out the forms, took my picture, presented me with documentation accepted by the state, and I was on my way. Like I said, I didn't need it, but it was kind of fun.

These quicky classes are quite different from the class I took and indeed are a joke -- a couple of minutes on the law, how to fill out the forms, fire one bullet into a sand trap . . . I agree with what the Times probably said. They are just a legal way to comply with the regulations required by the State to apply for the license. They are the inevitable outgrowth of any opening for a business to make money. Sort of like the sub prime lending market created by Bill Clinton and the Democratic congress that led to this country's economic collapse during the Bush administration.

But what prompted me to write this today, were the letters in the paper about the classes.

I'm not going to apologize for saying that if you took a class that advertised that you could complete a firearms training class in one half hour and you thought that would make you skilled enough to defend your life with a firearm and you came away disappointed . . . well, you sir or madam are a fucking idiot!

You, sir or madam, are the sort of fucking idiot that shoots themselves or someone else while trying to clean a loaded firearm. You, sir or madam, are the sort of fucking idiot that shoots someone at a shooting range because you turned around with a loaded firearm in your hand and began talking to the person in the stall next to you. You, sir or madam, are the sort of fucking idiot that leaves a loaded firearm where a small child can get access to it and allows a tragedy to happen.

In point of fact, if you're taking one of these classes because you cannot distinguish between filing out the forms to apply for a CCL and taking a defensive firearms class then in my opinion, that alone should disqualify you from ever owning a firearm. Because you, sir or madam, are a fucking idiot!

Now I'm not naïve enough to think that the Times had any other reason to publish this article than to push their agenda of ending private firearms ownership in this country and repealing the Second Amendment. This despite all the statistical data that shows that private ownership of firearms saves lives and that illegal use of firearms, like that done by criminals in Obama's hometown of Chicago where young black men gun each other down by the hundreds each year while Barack the Savior does nothing, gets ignored.

There is no statistical evidence that conceal carry laws have increased death by firearms in this country. None. The Times and liberals in general look at repealing the Second Amendment as their Holy Grail. That's why they politicize every tragedy involving firearms. It's why they refuse to point out and call terrorist acts as terrorist acts. It's much easier to call them workplace violence or shooting incidents and that way they can push their political agenda. It's why Katie Couric isn't publicly shamed by the fake news left wing fact checkers for her deceptive editing on her anti-gun documentary. It's why Michael Moore isn't publicly shamed by the fake news left wing fact checkers for his deceptive lie-filled propaganda pieces like Bowling for Columbine. It's why Hollywood keeps churning out dreck like Miss Sloane to push lies about private firearm ownership and why television is replete with factless storylines about private citizens exercising their Constitutionally protected rights to own a firearm. And why bloggers and idiot Hollywood celebs have epic meltdowns because they don't have any understanding of what a suppressor is. Hint -- there's no such thing as a firearm silencer, you can't silence a firearm, that's a movie myth. You know -- make believe.

And though I've already thrown this morning's paper away, I'm tempted to buy another copy, just to publish the names of the idiot's who wrote in to the paper about their disillusionment over their CCL classes. Because you idiots wanted your names in the paper to push your political agenda, don't complain when you get called out for your stupidity.

/end rant

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tove Lo is topless . . . again

tove lo topless fault magazine

I think singer Tove Lo has had one hit or notable single in her career so far. She still draws well at her concerts, part of which is due to her bi-friendly songs and part of which is due to the fact that she flashes her audience for no apparent reason throughout her show.

I guess that's one way to get guys to show up with their girlfriends.

She's a one-trick pony, or so it would seem. So go with what works I guess. These pics are from Fault Magazine I think. I actually prefer the two images below, more subtle. And the last has sort of a throw-back glamour look to it. Not bad. Of course the black & white is always a plus for me, which you should know by now:

tove lo see-thru mesh fault magazine
tove lo sexy fault magazine

And yes, I still find the nose ring vulgar and disgusting.

Fashion at the Golden Globes = uninspiring

So the Golden Globes happened over the weekend. Did I find any fashion looks I liked? Glad you asked.

hilary duff 2017 golden globes

Hilary Duff brought some understated beauty to the event with this elegant green dress that eschewed the boob window look that seemed to dominate the style that night. Simple gold accessories and basic hairdo, she looked amazing. Not totally discounting her impressive figure, the dress was clingy/fitted enough to accentuate her curvy figure and impressive power-lifter booty:

hilary duff 2017 golden globes

Haven't seen much from Leighton Meester in a while, I think her last movie came out in 2015 and supposedly has a series in pre-production, but she rocked a simple white dress for the Globes:

Leighton meester 2017 golden globes

In a confusing trend I found in these red carpet pictures, there were head shots that looked really amazing, but they never seemed to include the full body. Not sure what was going on with the photogs at the event, but how could you get an amazing look like this one and not capture the entire subject:

Leighton meester 2017 golden globes

The surprise in the red carpet photos for me was Maisie Williams:

maisie williams 2017 golden globes

Like so many of the actors/actresses on Game of Thrones, Maisie came out of nowhere to become a common face on red carpets and talk shows and a presence on Instagram and Twitter and so on. I'm loving the old school look of that gown she's wearing. The bright yellow, long train, and just a hint of daring with the open sides . . . wonderfully appropriate and classy for a young lady who's only turning 20 this May.

All in all, it was a fairy unimpressive showing this year. Probably because Hollywood is in morning over the end of The Enlightened Being®'s eight years in the White House.

And having said that . . .

I think pretty much everyone is aware of Globe Winner Meryl Streep's tone deaf attack on President-elect Trump and the people that supported/voted for him. There's been some fun pushback so far. This real time image during Streep's speech is a classic:

mel Gibson vince Vaughn 2017 golden globes

And afterwards, two advocates for Meryl's disdain of the plebian life spoke out on Twitter to defend their respective employment industries:

Tony Siragusa -- "It must be great to have all your friends give you an award for being someone else. Did you ever get an award for being you? Btw athletes ARE real people, we don't have to pretend to be someone else we are real!!!"

UFC President Dana White -- "It’s not going to be everybody’s thing and the last thing in the world I expect is an uppity, 80-year old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts . . . We have fighters from all over the world, World Champions, men and women, we do fights in tons foreign countries. She’s not educated about the sport and it was a completely uneducated comment."

And lastly Piers Morgan. Morgan is an irksome, smug, arrogant Brit who thinks his accent makes him superior to everyone else. He's probably more pissed at the American cinema industry than Streep herself, but it is still a marvelous smackdown:
"Last night, Streep received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and chose the moment to launch a very personal attack on Donald Trump.

She began by saying that Hollywood, foreigners and the press are ‘the most vilified segments of American society right now’.

At which point the cameras panned out to hundreds of the richest, most privileged people in American society sitting in the audience in their $10,000 tuxedos and $20,000 dresses, loudly cheering this acknowledgement of their dreadful victimhood.

She then said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.’

Wow.

I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’.

But putting all that to one side for a moment – and if Trump WAS mocking a man’s disability then I agree it was disgraceful – let’s move to what Streep said next: ‘Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’

At this point, I laughed out loud with incredulity.

Not at the words themselves, which are laudable.

No, it was at the hypocrisy.

You’d be hard-pushed to find an industry that encourages more disrespect and violence than Hollywood."

Note to elitist snobs like Streep -- Donald Trump didn't get elected because America is racist or backward or uneducated or any of the other nonsense peddled by the media. Trump got elected because of eight years of a petulant, racist, anti-Semitic, arrogant would-be King hectoring the American people because they simply didn't bow down to him and accept his guidance. Trump was elected because the media spent eight years kissing Obama's ass and covering for him and everyone of his failed policies and charging anyone who wouldn't fall in line with racism, sexism, homophobia and every other -ism and phobia they could manufacture. The second worse candidate in recent memory was elected because the Democrats nominated the worst candidate in history to face Trump.

Note to Meryl -- this is the electoral map:

trump electoral map

Wake up princess! If you want your next Mrs. Doubtfire impression to sell at the box office, you may want to stop talking down to the people that pay your salary. The majority of the country doesn't agree with you or think like you.