6/10-12 Weekend News Roundup and Open Thread
Plenty of fallout from the start of the televised 1/6 hearings. I’m hopeful they will make a difference but Garland remains AG so I’m not convinced the DOJ will do much against Trump and his co-conspirators.
Going to start with one of my favorite songs. Because it is featured in the latest installment of Netflix’s Stranger Things, including probably the best scene yet in the four seasons of the show, Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (first released in 1985) has cracked the the top ten songs (her first US top ten ever)
A very different version of the song from the great Kiki and Herb
Y’know, I’m not that familiar with her stuff though I’ve seen her mentioned for years. What are some more familiar tunes by her?
Actually Running Up That Hill is probably her biggest song.
Three other songs of note are Wuthering Heights, Cloudbusting, and Hounds of Love. She was much bigger in England than here
She’s also known for her vocals on Peter Gabriel songs, especially Don’t Give Up (another of my favorites) and Games Without Frontiers
Saw him live many moons ago, and Hubster saw him both with Genesis and solo. Great artist.🎼👍
I saw the WOMAD tour. It was fantastic.
Thanks. Will check them out.
These craporate robber barons will NOT go down without a full bore fight! We Nesters know it. Big reason why I detest the DNCrooks, PBO, and Bubba and $hrillery Clinton. They stood by and let Beijing Mitch and his assorted GOPuke goons pack the courts. However, Mother Nature is already taking matters into her own cosmic hands.
So far the reviews of Cheney’s performance are good, but I’m not as optimistic about Garland and the DOJ as Reich is. Hope I’m wrong.
tRump will not go to jail and Garland? Snort!
No, but my understanding is that he [Trump] could be banned from holding public office again.
Let’s hope so. We’ve got plenty of crooks and looneytunes running as it is.
I was gonna say does the DOJ -Garland have the balls to do his job? The evidence is overwhelming to prosecut Cult -45 and many more.
Cheney did her job to uphold her oath of office, make no mistake her dad was a crook and profiteer with Halliburton.
More neoliberal “free” trade BS.
T and R x 3, and thanks jcb!! 🙂 I checked the 1/6 NC commentariat on last night. About what I expected: dog and pony show. I refuse to waste my time watching it.
Actually, I found parts of it enlightening. They are laying out the case that this wasn’t just a “riot” or it was spontaneous rioting from the Trump rally. The fact that several GOP congress critters went to Trump for a pre-emptive pardon for possible wrongdoing says something.
The pardons do send a message as far as i’m concerned.
Yeah, a bad one. Bannon should be in a serious prison with a boatload of others!
The scary part that thier is a part of the US population is OK with fascist control and are perfectly ready, willing and want to be subjugated to it. Its really easy to get them on board-just pound home the messeage that so and so is responsible and they’ll fall in line like zombies.
Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President
In 1934, a colossal claim reached the American news media: There had been a plot to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in favor of a fascist government. Supposedly in the works since 1933, the claims of the conspiracy came from a very conspicuous and reliable source: Major General Smedley Butler, one of the most decorated war heroes of his time. Even more unbelievable were his claims of who was involved in the plot – respected names like Robert Sterling Clark, Grayson M.P. Murphy, and
. While news media at the time mocked Butler’s story, recently discovered archives have revealed the truth behind Major General Butler’s claims.
Mother earth is sending a loud message by drying out two massive lakes out west and the message isnt being heard bt the PTB
+27. The report about the Great Salt Lake evaporating is just heartbreaking as well as horrendous!
Says the guy Hillary the baroness wanted to name as Labor Secy.
All 148 of the congresscritters that were involved need to go!!!!!
Well, Thomas needs to be impeached and kick off SCOTUS. They both should be tried publicly. But, this is not a just world!
DeSh1tface is following a similar script. Not sure which one is worse?
Not to mention disgusted Americans who read commentariat threads for review (like me).
I did that rather that watch it, some comments were hilarious,some with good info and others down right crazy stupid and chuckled.I then realized that these idiots can Vote!!!
Big surprise, snort! 🙁
Bernies green new deal would’ve created jobs here for that and other green industries, But no we cant have that!!!
Thanks, Ms. Benny. This pot issue is YUGE especially with younger, eligible-to-vote folks. The crowd running for the U.S. Senate seats need to jump on this one. Fetterman has and his supporters know it. Going to be interesting to see what Val Demings does with it against POS Rubio. I can tell you, the black market in pot is still very healthy down here. That adjustment on the coke sentencing is long overdue, too.
Black market is strong in Texas too.
I-43 & 41 corridor in Wi Greenbay to Chicago strong for all sorts of drugs here
Anytime you see a military tech advisor in the film credits, the pentegon has thier finger in the script for a go or no go. Most people skip the credits. Also in TG-1 the director want to re shoot a plane launching off the aircraft carrier due to lighting or something along those lines. Anyway the navy refused until he cut a check on the spot to the navel dept for expenses.
Hubster saw TG-2 so he could check out the tech aspects. I wasn’t interested. He gave it a thumbs-up cos the tech stuff was done well.
The War Dept. has been teaming up with Hollywood like since…..forever. Recall all the blatant WWII propaganda flicks? Vietnam? Crap like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’?
I have decided to wait for Top Gun 2 to be on stream.
I’ll wait as well many idiots at theaters these days dont care about the etiquette of going to a movie and ruin it for all.