Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Little Trout Fishing

Two videos here, one's the "long catch", and the other's the final "capture".  The first video is about 6 minutes long and the second is just over one minute, when I pull "the log" out of the water.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

How The Liberal Media Got it Wrong While Attacking Ben Carson

As soon as Dr. Ben Carson reached the top of the national polls, (overtaking Donald Trump), the Main Stream Media, aka the Liberal Media, aka the Drive-by Media, aka the Democrat's private soundboard, began their all-out assault on the Republican Front-Runner.

CNN thought they were gaining some traction, but John Nolte at Breitbart caught up with their motivations, and it wasn't pretty:


"Just a little more than 24 hours ago I published this piece warning that with his ascendency in the polls, primarily when stacked against Democrat Hillary Clinton, the DC Media was about to do everything in its power to destroy Republican presidential frontrunner Ben Carson:

Let me be very, very clear about one thing: The DC Media cannot allow Dr. Ben Carson to become President of the United States. And if the DC Media has to put on white robes, burn crosses, grab firehoses, and sic German Shepherds on Carson, they will. In fact, they already have. Not literally, but the tactics and the goals are exactly the same: By any means necessary, destroy the free-thinking black man who threatens our power.

The piece also pointed out the overt racism Carson has already faced from NBC News and Brian Beutler of the New Republic; along with examples of the media’s ongoing “othering” campaign against Carson. Over policy positions that are nothing close to controversial, the DC Media is relentlessly “othering” Carson as “dangerous” and “crazy.” And like no other, including MSNBC, CNN has led this cable news charge.

Although I wasn’t expecting it to happen the very next day, the left-wing cable news network CNN has already slammed its Kill Ben Carson Machine into fifth gear."  (read the entire post here at the link)

Now batting---Politico

Soon after CNN began its all out assault on Carson, Politico jumped into the fray, backed up by---you guessed it---NBC.  Both of these mediums couldn't get their stories/fabrications out fast enough without tripping over themselves:

NBC Boosts Politico's Retracted 'Fabrication' Headline on Carson's West Point Claim
"On Friday's NBC Nightly News, Chris Jansing touted Politico's scoop about Dr. Ben Carson's "scholarship" claim about West Point, underlining how the liberal outlet "call[ed] Carson's story a 'fabrication.'" However, Jansing's report aired more than two hours after Politico removed the "fabrication" term" from their headline." The journalist later hyped that it's "hard to overstate how much Carson uses his personal story to connect with voters — so this heightened scrutiny...may be a very big threat to his campaign."  (more at the link

The whole GOTCHA episode is about an appointment to West Point, that was "offered" to Ben Carson, not accepted.  Taking the excerpts out of Carson's latest book, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, the dumbshits at Politico began their "Carson Fabricated West Point Appointment" story.  The only problem, they, [Politico], inferred when they should have understood the context of Carson's statements in his book.  Politico, discovering their error, immediately restructured their story and removed the term "fabrication".

But Chris Jansing and NBC just couldn't let it go---so they stepped right into the pile of dogshit, stink and all.  Playing a clip from Charlie Rose on PBS, Jansing "let her rip", issuing her source as Politico:

"DR. BEN CARSON, (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (from PBS's Charlie Rose): I was offered a full scholarship to West Point; got to meet General Westmoreland; go to Congressional Medal of Honor dinners.

JANSING: Politico reported today that West Point has no records of Carson applying or being offered admission — calling Carson's story a 'fabrication.'"

The ONLY PROBLEM, Carson never said he applied for the appointment OR that "the offer" came directly from West Point.  Carson was told that because of his excellent performance at his ROTC, he "could" apply for an appointment at West Point---a huge difference between Politico's allegation that Carson both applied and the offer came from West Point---both flat out lies!

Now, both Politico and NBC are running for cover in their latest attempt to smear Dr. Carson's literary reputation and his integrity, with the exploits of CNN not far behind.  Shame on all of them for their gutter-laced yellow journalism. If these idiots had pulled this crap on Donald Trump, there'd be lawsuits filed against all of these pathetic and desperate lemmings in the Mainstream Media.

Now all we need is the New York Times to produce a Carson-love-child and this fabrication fiasco will be complete. 

(photo credit-REUTERS/Chris Keane) 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lovely Latinas: Move over Cote, Alice is also in the house

Meet Alice Braga Moraes.  From Santiago, Chile, Alice is a Brazilian actress.

Alice Braga Moraes  (Alice Braga)

April 15, 1983 (age 31)
São Paulo, Brazil

Alice Braga Moraes[1] (born April 15, 1983) is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karina in 2005's Lower City. She has also starred in many Hollywood movies such as I Am Legend (2007), Repo Men, Predators (both 2010), The Rite (2011) and most recently Elysium (2013).

Alice Braga Moraes was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She was raised in a Catholic family.[2] Her exposure to the world of acting came at an early age. Both her mother, Ana Braga, and aunt, Sônia Braga,[3] are actresses, and Braga often accompanied them to film sets. She began her career by appearing in school plays and commercials. Her first commercial was for yoghurt when she was eight years old. As a teenager she began pursuing roles in television and movies. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.

In 1998, Braga debuted in a Portuguese-language short called Trampolim, and then returned to her schooling. Her big break came in 2002 when she was cast as Angélica in the critically acclaimed film City of God, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She took more time off and attended university while appearing in a pair of well-regarded South American films—2005’s Lower City and 2006’s Only God Knows—and in the popular Brazilian television program Carandiru, Outras Historias. Braga made her English-language debut in 2006 with a starring role with Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, and Catalina Sandino Moreno in Journey to the End of Night, which premiered at the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. In 2007, Braga was cast in the Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend and the drama Crossing Over, which stars Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd.[4] She also appeared in the 2008 David Mamet film Redbelt alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor.[5] Braga portrayed Beth in the science-fiction film Repo Men.[6] She starred as Isabelle in Antal Nimrod's Predators,[7] which was shot and produced by Troublemaker Studios and Robert Rodriguez.[8] In 2013, Braga appeared as Frey Santiago in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.[9]

Braga is set to star in the drama series Queen of the South, produced by USA Network, an adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina del Sur. This marks Braga's first big U.S. television role. Her previous small-screen credits were two parts in a non-English series.[10]

Cote de Pablo

María José de Pablo Fernández, better known as Cote de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United States at the age of ten, where she studied acting.

Born: Nov 12, 1979 (age 35) · Santiago, Chile
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)

Cote de Pablo is primarily known for her portrayal of Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, in the police procedural drama NCIS. She had sent in a videotape audition while waiting for The Mambo Kings to move forward and was asked to fly to Los Angeles for a screen test two days after it was cancelled.[5][11] Network executives arranged for her to act alongside series regular Michael Weatherly to test for chemistry during her second audition; he went offscript by brushing her hair back and commenting, "You remind me of Salma Hayek." De Pablo's response to Weatherly was to stay in character, and she "dismissed him completely." Afterwards, producer Donald Bellisario met with her as she was waiting for a cab to take her back to the airport, telling her she had landed the part.[11][12]

De Pablo described the character as "someone completely different from anyone else on the show because she's been around men all her life; she's used to men of authority. She's not afraid of men."[13]

Both Beautiful----both talented actresses.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Charles Krauthammer: We Could Be Looking at the Collapse of American Liberalism

In one of his finest moments on the O'Reilly Factor, (where Mr. O'Reilly remained silent long enough for Mr. Krauthammer to complete his sentence), Krauthammer said:

“We have not just ObamaCare unraveling, not just the Obama Administration unraveling, not just the Democrat’s majority in the Senate, but we could be looking at the collapse of American liberalism”

If you want to skip O’Reilly’s TPM, go to 3:15 where Mr. Krauthammer actually posits that the Republican Party can unite and are uniting in a common cause.

That the liberal progressive Democrats did completely invest themselves, (against the will of the people, and the Republican Party), we can only hope that Mr. Krauthammer is the Nostradamus of the 21st Century.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We Are Such a Safer World Under Obama

With the national exposure of the NSA spying program, and tapping the phones of our allies, this conversation took place on the Morning Joe Show.  You can watch the whole segment or skip to 8:47 to hear Joe mock the entire crew of the show.......

The look on every one of these liberal pundits was they had zero rebuttal.

Monday, October 28, 2013

49ers 2013 Mid-Season Evaluation

After scoring a total of ten points in the Niner’s two losses, (against Seattle and the Colts), the 6-2 Niners are now averaging almost 35 points per game during their five-game winning steak.  (34.8 to be exact)

However, not one team that the Niners defeated in this streak is over .500, (with Arizona at 4-4, and the rest under water).  After a well deserved bye week, the Niners will play  a possible 5-3 team (in Candlestick) against the Carolina Panthers.  The Panthers play at home against a fading Atlanta Falcons team, (currently at 2-5), while the Niners rest. It would be a serious mistake to take the Panthers lightly.

It gets a little tougher the next two weeks, as the Niners go on the road, first into New Orleans, (6-1 and could be 8-1 when they meet), and then into Washington against an unpredictable Redskins team, (currently at 2-5)  The game against the Saints could certainly be a prelude to a playoff game, even perhaps an NFC Championship game.

After the road trip, the Niners play their final four out of five games against teams under .500, (Rams, @Tampa Bay, Atlanta, and @Arizona), with THE BIG ONE coming in week #14, December 8th,  against our rival Seahawks at Candlestick.  This one will most likely decide the division leader, home field advantage, and of course bragging rights.  Bottom line---no one wants to see our Niners having to play back up in Seattle AGAIN THIS YEAR, so this is a must win for the Red and Gold.

The Forty Niners are approaching a bit of an internal dilemma these next few weeks, with players coming off the DL, (wide receivers Manningham and Crabtree, CB Eric Wright, and possibly Aldon Smith sometime soon---see link)

This means some players will have to come off the roster.  Rumors of letting Anthony Dixon go, bothers me, since he is a quality player, including special teams play.  We’ll see how the management does over the next few weeks.

Overall, after the disastrous 1-2 start, the 6-2 Niners have had a pretty good first half of the season with the running game now in full throttle, and Colin Kaepernick leading the NFC in QB ratings., (#3 in the entire league)  It looks like they’re improving on both sides of the ball each week, and even the special teams have been solid.  If they can remain healthy by December 8th, perhaps they can get some payback from the Seahawks, and set the future going into the playoffs.

Bonus question for real 49er fans: Does anyone know who McLeod Bethel-Thompson is?

Answer: Bethel-Thompson is our third string quarterback (currently inactive) behind Colt McCoy.  Bethel-Thompson was picked up on Oct. 9th when he was released by the Vikings and reportedly played well in pre-season.  See the full story here.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sorry Mr. Krauthammer---We Disagree

I watched the special on Charles Krauthammer this morning, (with Bret Baier)

The interview with Dr. Krauthammer was a great/inspiring life story about overcoming a tragic freak accident, and not really missing a beat in charging ahead with life’s challenges. His story only solidifies my admiration for the man, (and his transition from a staunch liberal to a fairly right-wing Conservative).  And, it would be ungenerous to not mention his latest book being released: Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics


I still have one argument with Dr. Krauthammer’s assessment/supposition of the ObamaCare debate. Krauthammer asserts that the “maneuver” by the Conservative right, (specifically Ted Cruz, and mostly Tea Party Republicans)---to completely defund ObamaCare---was a flawed strategy.  But his argument is based on the fact that the program had no chance of being defunded with only one legislative branch controlled by Republicans.  All true.  But here’s my rebuttal to Mr. Krauthammer:

#1): Where would the over-all awareness to the general public, and, more importantly, the voters, on the state of ObamaCare---which was officially starting its enrollment process, be without Ted Cruz’s 21-hour “filibuster”/information clinic?  What would have happened if Cruz or the Tea Party wing of the House NEVER ATTEMPTED to both repeal, and then defund this government take-over of the health insurance industry?  Would the liberal media, (even in their editorials), have written ANYTHING, but positive glorifying attributes about the unfolding nightmare?  Would the national coverage have been the same without Ted Cruz’s “campaign spectacle” exploiting this federal government grab?  Would the media ever have dared to report that millions are losing their current health care plans?  The answer is a resounding NO.

#2): (and this is admittedly awesome hindsight). Given how the events unfolded, (the disastrous roll-out, and website debacles), didn’t it become prudent that Democrats were put ON THE RECORD*, (as always by Harry Reid’s Do Nothing Senate), that they rejected every appropriation sent to the Senate during the partial “shutdown”, and debt ceiling “crisis”?  With several Senate Democrats now coming on board to delay the individual mandate, the bill sent to the Senate originally last July, and most recently just before the shutdown, that would have kept the government OPEN and RUNNING---Democrats are now on record for not compromising on one simple provision that is now becoming inevitable.  The liberal media will NEVER ADMIT to these facts, that President Obama, (who proclaimed from the start---”I will not negotiate with hostage-takers”) and Harry’s Senate were steadfast on denying any compromise offered by Republicans---INCLUDING DELAYING THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

* In the political world, putting an opponent “on the record”, (actual votes on legislation), carries far more weight than what ever rhetoric comes from the opponent, (or the liberal media’s echo-chamber/biased reporting).  When this next election cycle approaches, (2014 mid-terms), all the rhetorical ads and “proclamations”, made by the liberal Democrats, can be defeated by one Republican ad stating how the opponent VOTED ON THE RECORD.

I would submit that had Senator Cruz, (with no help from his RINO-BELTWAY Republican “colleagues”) and the House Republicans NOT PROVIDED the forum for national media attention, or the consistent House legislation sent to the Senate and summarily rejected, the table would never have been set, (to put Democrats on the record), and worse, ObamaCare would have limped in with little fanfare, far less scrutiny, and the American Public would have been subjected to an endless display of glorification by this impending disaster.   IT, (THE CRUZ-MISSLE) WAS NEVER ABOUT SERIOUSLY/LEGISLATIVELY REPEALING OBAMACARE.  Both Ted Cruz and House Republicans always knew it could never happen with Obama’s veto power.  However, it was about raising the goal post---read awareness---so more Americans would see the travesty that is ObamaCare.  In this premise, Mr. Krauthammer, it was a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

(editor's note: the author reserves the right to revise and extend/edit this post at any time---it's MY BLOG. However, if any changes are significant or changes factual context, I will note the changes at the bottom of the post)