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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tooth Bandit

My daughter found a tooth in the house the other day.  It was one of her sisters from the past.  She claimed it as her own.  She set it out and told Angie that the tooth fairy needed to visit.  They did not visit.  She would remind us.  I would ask if it was hers and she would say no.  She would say it was one of her sisters.  She wanted the payment.  Eventually, it was replaced with a toy.  I told her sisters to beware becuase she might take the tooth out of their mouths. 

Mr. Insensitive

Trump has opened his big mouth again.  This guy is the most insensitive president ever.  He tells people after a hurricane to have fun.  He makes claims that things are great when people are dying.  He's quick to point out a Muslim terrorist, but when it comes to christian terrorist, it is quiet.  Yesterday, he called the widow of a serviceman.  He tells her "he knew what he was getting into when he signed up".  Who tells a widow something like that?  Was he trying to rub it in?  I can't wait for Mueller to finish this investigation.  Trump needs to go. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Word of Mouth

Mindhunter has a high review rating.  Not that I let that sway my decisions.  I am almost done with the first season.  Netflix has approaved another.  Stranger Things is getting ready to begin,  Then, I have to wait another year.  According to one story, Netlix is going to release 80 movies in 2018. 

Busy Day

I would have posted this morning.  It took forever to get to work.  I think there was one accident, but then you have idiots that either drive too erratically or just too slow.  One car had about a mile ahead of it clear.  I had to pass them.  Sometimes, you have to wait for a clearing to do so. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Another Week of the Deranged Orange Moron

We get to continue the worst presidency of my lifetime.  What stupid thing will he say or do this week?   While people ridicule Harvey Weinstein, they praise Trump.  Don't they understand that these two are very similar.  They are even friends.  I would hope the Senate and House would start doing their jobs, but they only want one thing, Tax Cuts for the rich.  Don't expect much from them. 

Blade Runner 2049

We got to see it yesterday.  It was amazing.  The film felt a lot like the first one.  The soundtrack was as good as the original, if not better.  The actors did a great job.  The special effects were fantastic.  When you sit through it, you do not even realize that it is close to 3 hours.  Some people will think so, but they probably did not like the first movie.  The way it ends, it has room for another story.  I just hope they have the opportunity to do so.  It will probably take another 20 or so years before they do.  It is well worth the cost of admission.  IMAX would probably blow you away with sight and sound. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mindhunter

When I was younger, I discovered Silence of the Lambs.  I loved that book.  What I found interesting was how the FBI tracked down the killer.  This lead me to other books about real serial killers and John Douglas.  He wrote the book Mindhunter.  He was also consulted by Thomas Harris for Lambs, etc.  Mindhunter gives insight on how profiling came about at the FBI.  Unlike most movies and shows, it will not instantly give police the identity of a killer.  It gives them things to look for and how to categorize the type of killer.  I even wrote a paper on If Families Create Serial Killers.  It was for an English course in college.  The subject was supposed to be on families.  I have started watching the show.  It is interesting. It is available on Netflix.

Blade Runner Viewing

I shared Blade Runner with my daughter.  She wants to see the sequel.  I wanted to male sure she watched and liked the original movie.  I could see her falling asleep.  She stayed up the whole time.  It's interesting to watch again.  You see and hear things you missed on previous viewings.  Tomorrow we go to see Blade Runner 2049.

Shorting Stocks

I wonder.  Do you think Trump is cashing in on his poor decisions.  Most of his ideas go contrary to what people believe should happen.  If he shorted the stock, he would make money.  If you don't know what shorting is, it is betting that a companies stock will decline in price.  I hope the SEC keeps him and his friends in check.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Healthcare for the Rich

Trump is increasing our rates.  He will chip away at affordable care until only the rich can afford it.  Sure some of his stupid followers will be able to buy cheap plans, but if they read the policies, they would find out it does not cover anything.  It will be like pay day loans for healthcare.  Maybe he and his rich friends will suggest indentured servitude.  We can get healthcare as long as we agree to live on the property and do the yardwork, maid services, etc, until we have paid off our debt. 

Mirror Images

Weinstein is getting raked through the coals.  At the same time, conservatives are blasting liberals because he made donations.  He was a friend of Trump's.  If you look closely, they are basicly the same.  People supporting Trump say he only says words.  I doubt it.  How may Non Disclosure Agreements and payments has he given out over the years?  No one will know.  The victims who take the settlements would not be allowed to talk.  Therefore, Trump comes off looking like an angel compared to Weinstein.  I would bet that some of the things Weinstein is accused of doing, Trump has also done.  Like they say, Birds of a Feather Flock Together. 

Day Off

I took a day off yesterday.  I thought I'd have some rest time, but I was wrong.  Lots of things had to be done.  I had a short window of time to get it done before my girls got home.  I got somethings done.  As soon as they got home, they were disorganizing the things I had organized. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fatality

Yesterday, we had a death near our house.  That is what we believe.  We have a 4 way stop.  One car decided they did not want to stop.  They were going at a high rate of speed.  They T boned another car.  Our area was closed off for hours.  They had police cars blocking the road.  A news helicopter did a fly by.  I had to take back roads to get home.  Three of the four ways was blocked off. 

Sun Tunnel

Living in Florida, you'd think we have all the light in the world.  We have a room in the center of the house that does not get light.  We have to turn lights on during the middle of the day.  We decided to get a sun tunnel from a roofing company.  They put it in.  We love it.  If you have a dark room and you want natural lighting, you might want to check in on it.  Ours was done by Collis Roofing.





Wall Street 3: Greed is Evergreen!

Trump is cheering on the banks making lots of money.  He wants to give them a tax cut, so they can make even more and maybe funnel some to his "PAC".  He needs money to fight his future impeachment trial.  Our current market reads like the Wall Street movies.  More of the first one.  Maybe we'll see Stone do the Trump movie.  He does not really do sarcastic comedies.  Who knows?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NFL Protest

Trump is getting to the owners.  The cowboys owner says he will bench any player who does not stand for the anthem.  This is just a start.  Soon Dear Leader will make it a law that all must stand for our anthem or jail time.  Someone needs to shine the Batsignal!  We need you Mueller!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Preview

It has come out.  December is going to be special this year.  The preview looks amazing.  Phasma lives!  It looks like a very emotional movie.  Check it out.  You can buy your tickets.  I will probably wait. 







Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Monday, October 9, 2017

Orange Menace

The orange menace is showing his true colors.  Both Pelosi and Schumer are learning this man is not to be trusted.  He got them to talk to him.  They thought they had a deal and now it is backfiring on them.  They act surprised.  I don't get it.  Most people can tell he is a con artist.  He is not to be trusted.  He will throw anyone under a bus to save himself.  I don't even know why he is in public service.  It is clear that he does not care for the American people. 

Boring? Look a Little Harder

I saw one review or opinion that the new Blade Runner was boring.  The same can be said for the original one.  When you see the preview, you think it's just a good cop going after bad robots.  It was much more than that.  If you went for that reason, you'd be highly disappointed.  There are fight scenes, but the story centered on more a philosophical question.  Do androids feel?  What is it to be alive?  What would a person/robot do to survive?  When I was in college, I took many film classes for a film minor.  The movies we watched were not popcorn movies.  Most could  be considered boring.  If you look at it a different way, you gain appreciation for what the writer and director were trying to achieve.  A lot of  movies are made in countries or time periods where messages had to be hidden in the stories.  If they did not, they could be jailed or put to death.  When you go see Blade Runner or Blade Runner 2049, look for the true meaning of the tale.  It's not going to be as easy as watching a Marvel superhero movie or ET. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Instant Success

When the original Blade Runner came out, it was not a big success.  ET came out on top of the box office.  Over many years, Blade Runner has  gained a following.  Most people consider it a classic.  That is why we have a sequel.  I really don't think people understand these movies.  I saw some stories claiming this movie will bomb.  The reviews have been great.  Looks like we might have a little deja vu.  Will we have to wait another 30+ years for another sequel? I would hope people will go out and make this successful.  Do all movies have to be judged on their first week?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

It's out!  Go see this movie.  I hear it is really good.  I hope to see it.  It will be by myself.  I don't think kids will understand it.  It is more of an adult film noir/sci fi movie.  I hope it does really well.  If so, they may have another story to tell. 

Irony: The Republican Party

The other day I was listening to the news.  They were interviewing a politician from the republican party.  They whined that they do not want people to go after gun owners for what a few bad apples, my term, have done.  Isn't that Ironic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc



Now, just think back to every attack by a person who is Muslim.  How does the republican treat All Muslims for what a few bad apples have done?   I think that we should treat both sets the same.  It's not other Muslims fault for what a few do.  They are not all attached by some mind trick.  Don't expect the majority to stop what a few do.  The same will be said for gun owners. 

Also, the stupid republicans are trying to make this a mental health issue.  First, it would not stop anything unless they were acting out in public. Second, if this is true, why are they cutting back funding for mental health?  Just think about that!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Things I Have Learned About Property Claims

First of all, read your policy.  Make sure you know what it covers and what it does not.  Acts of God, storms, may not be covered in certain circumstances.  Know the difference between wind and flood.  Just because it is a hurricane, flooding will not fall under hurricane.  If you do not have flood insurance, you may not have coverage for water.  During a storm, be careful where you park.  If you are under a tree owned by the city, don't expect the cities insurance to cover it.  Unless you can prove that the tree was dying and the city was negligent for not removing it, it will fall under Act of God.  That means your insurance will have to cover it.  Not just cars, fences, houses, etc.  One final piece of advice.  I live in Florida.  We have lift stations that take the waste from our houses to treatment plants.  During a storm, electrical disturbances can shut them down.  When that happens, your sewer my back up into your house.  A simple cleaning may not fix the problem.  You need to have Sewer Backup insurance to cover it.  Sewers backing up are not considered flooding. 

Shooting in Niger

It will be interesting to see if Trump says anything about this.  If he does, will his people educate him on how to pronounce it?  If they do not, I can see him saying it the way it looks.  He won't care.  To him, it would be To May to, To ma to. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

High Paid Leaders

The ex CEO of Equafax blamed one person in IT.  He makes millions off his company for doing very little and calls out an employee, who probably makes a small fraction of what he makes.  Out leaders today are a sad bunch.  They are quick to accept triumphs and quick to push blame on others.  Our "president" is a cheif example of that.  Here's a man who has declared bankruptcy, but acts like he has been successful. 

Victory Tour

Trump went to Puerto Rico yesterday.  You'd think he was going there as part of his victory tour.  He made stupid comments, like only he can.  He told them that they were not as bad as Katrina and New Orleans, due to lower deaths.  He passed out flashlights and said they wouldn't need them.  90% are still without power.  He throw out paper towels like he was at a NBA game.  Today, he will go to Las Vegas and tell everyone that it was a miracle.  Maybe he'll even blame the victims for not carrying guns. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blade Runner

When I was a kid, Blade Runner was always on the cover of Starlog magazine.  It was a movie I really wanted to see.  I enjoyed it when I was young, but I missed the meaning of the movie.  As I got older, I discovered that there were multiple versions of the movie.  Hollywood producers had screwed up the initial version by adding a narrator and a happy ending.  Later in life I got to see the director's cut of the movie.  This is the version you have to watch.  It does away with the narration and happy ending.  The questions of the movie stand out and leaves you with one big one at the end.  If you are not paying attention, you might miss it.  It is a movie that can be viewed multiple times to catch things you might have missed.  I can't wait for the sequel. 

Politicizing Death

Trump went on television to talk about Las Vegas.  I swear, he really should hire someone to make him sound like a caring person versus a pompous rich asshole.  He gave his warmest condolences and then went on with a speech that made it sound like they died for America and we should all embrace that.  What about guns?   What about controlling who can buy certain models?  Not going to happen.  The terrorist organization the NRA will fight that all the way.  We have politicians high on Koch and the NRA's money.  These groups could care less about the people of any country.  They only care about money. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lapse of Insurance

The republicans have done it.  They have taken insurance from 9 Million children.  Children! They can't work harder for coverage.  Republicans are showing their true colors.  They do not care for people that are beneath their earning levels.  They are a vile party of the rich and "christian" ISIS!

Trump's Let Them Eat Cake Moment

We all know Trump does not care for people that are a different color or have as much money as him.  His people have all made their let them eat cake comments.  Yesterday, he did it.  He dedicated a stupid golf trophy to the victims of the hurricanes, even Puerto Rico.  If it were me, I'd tell him to shove his trophy up his old crusted ass.  A dedicated trophy is not going to pay the bills, fill the stomach with food or even bring back people who have died.  This guy is the most insensitive president we have ever had.  The rich have to have their moment in the spotlight. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Return of SNL

SNL has returned.  Just what we need to ridicule our awful leadership.  I hope they have another great year.  They are missing some regulars. The Trump skit was spot on.  The news has some great commentary.

Sports = Patriotism

Since when has sports equaled patriotism?  I know when I was younger, I did not play baseball to show my love of country.  I find it kind of perplexing as to what the big deal is.  I'm sure the armchair warriors are either using the bathroom or preparing snacks at the beginning of a game.  We don't play the anthem before live shows and movies.  We live in a free country.  People have the right to question out government's use of the military.  Not everyone agrees with all our government has done.  When people protest, they are protesting our government, not the people who fought and died for it.  Our government loves to tie them together to silence critics.