The two camps

To my mind, the Breitbart comments thread, linked to at OoL, illustrated what the essential dialogue should be currently about – in both the US and the UK.

Going further than my post over there, it seems to me there are two warring camps:

The enemy

Global socialism, global corporatism, one world government, left-liberalism, feminism, PCism, Statism, bansturbators, debt economy devotees, banksters, LibLabConGreen, UN, EU, the CBs and world financiers, e.g. IMF, all the Clubs of [fill in your city], Masons/Templars, MIC, the bureaucratic mafia, gay mafia, those seeking to kill off Christian values and underpinnings, any who would remove your right to free speech where it does not advocate violence on others, those who would steal from you for their progressive schemes etc.  Interferers.

The good people

The rest who just wish to live a family life with job/house/car/sport/beer or variants of those.…

HR, IT and the Builder

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The following joke was posted to an internal Magenic list.  It’s about what would happen if Builders were hired in the same way as IT “developers (especially consultants)”.

The writer, in IT, does not know much about the building trade and uses the word Carpenter for all aspects of building. However, his punchlines involve the Painter.

One way around this is to use the generic term Builder in the following, so if any Builders are reading, apologies but it was necessary, in order to make the point about IT.  From what I can gather, this is how it is in the commercial IT world:

Interviewer: So, you’re a carpenter, are you?
Builder: That’s right, that’s what I do.

Interviewer: How long have you been doing it?
Builder: Ten years.

Interviewer: Great, that’s good. Now, I have a few technical questions to ask you to see if you’re a fit for our team.…

Students of politics need to be like Morse

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In getting to the bottom of all the trouble, one needs an open mind which I’d lay odds most people do not have. Even in slamming the left, that doesn’t let the crony capitalists and robber barons off the hook.

Nor, in slamming NATO/the CIA over the Maidan massacre through to eastern Ukraine, does that let Putin off the hook for what he’s doing internally.

The position one finally reaches is that they’re all either crooks or are following parochial interests [no bad thing in itself] but then straying into dishonesty and murder [a thing which needs eliminating].

And the ordinary, garden variety left-liberals who once came to this site do have blood on their hands. So do we but let’s look at the left first.

Here is the argument. They voted in Labour twice. Straw has already said the English are not worth saving, other MPs and Mandelson have admitted the idea was to flood England with migrants of all sorts but that included the worst elements of other nations – then pay them out of the taxpayer pound to be here.…

Elisa Lam

If you look at the map below, the greenery top left is Mulholland Drive/Laurel Canyon among other things – it’s the Hollywood hills.  Lower right is Hollywood itself and then further into LA is the Cecil Hotel.

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In February 2013, a 21-year-old student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tank in Los Angeles. The L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled the death “accidental due to drowning” and said no traces of drugs or alcohol were found during the autopsy.

Mulholland Falls

It’s getting to the point where the reviews here are of films which might have been but weren’t quite. Hey, why not?

Mulholland Falls got me in first because of two things – Nick Nolte and the boys in those hats, then Mulholland Drive.

Mulholland Drive has to be one of the most mentioned roads in the story of infamy, from Charles Manson to the films. It’s a connector for Laurel Canyon, of which much has been written at NO. The porn industry is connected by it.

This film therefore had the name, the setting, the 50s Hat Squad backstory, Lee Tamahori plus the actors. Yet it tanked. Why?

There are many reasons offered in many reviews.  Here are a few:

#  An uneven mystery-thriller that suffers from a plot that wanders in too many directions and an overabundance of underdeveloped characters.

#  Connelly, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Dern all fare well in a predominantly misused cast, but the tone of this talkfest is dreary.…

The American public don’t do cerebral?

Had a look at a few of these Nero Wolfe episodes – click on the Youtube link for further episodes – and there are comments to make.

It was an interesting experiment – in terms of the recent NO look at quality, such as it is, Nero Wolfe would have been at the upper end, matched against some criteria … but not against others.

The history of the series itself is interesting.

Wiki, on the cancellation:

“I do know A&E’s decision not to continue didn’t have anything to do with ratings; it was their highest-rated series,” Timothy Hutton told columnist Marilyn Beck in November 2002. Beck reported that Hutton would be happy to make one or two Nero Wolfe TV movies a year.[81]

Maury Chaykin reflected on the cancellation of Nero Wolfe in a 2008 interview. “I’m a bit jaded and cynical about which shows succeed on television. I worked on a fantastic show once calledNero Wolfe, but at the time A&E was transforming from the premiere intellectual cable network in America to one that airs Dog the Bounty Hunter on repeat, so it was never promoted and eventually went off the air.”[82]

Perhaps I can throw some light on why it only lasted two series but they were long series – about 27 episodes all up.…

RIP, Dave Mackay, plus other thoughts on football

First, Wiggia:

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The iconic picture at the head of this article shows the hard man image that he was labeled with, but he was a lot more than that, a very brave player who came back from two broken legs in an era when that sort of injury would normally mean the ending of your career and a player acknowledged as being hard but always fair, he was never sent off in a match.

How significant is today’s address?

On the surface and in the fallout in the media – probably not a lot. Twitter will go crazy. Further down the track – possibly the first step, the end of the beginning.

There’s going to come a time and maybe soon, when apocalyptists, as I call them, are going to have to accept that it’s not yet. Equally, it’s going to be apparent, finally, to self-styled rationalists, that perhaps there’s something to history and that one set of documents is saying we’re coming towards the denouement for this planet.

Of the three main monotheistic religions, Christianity has the most developed eschatology, the most specific, shall we say.

I’d like to address human arrogance. In the Nero Wolfe post, it was said lightheartedly – but in reality, it’s anything but lighthearted and there is an arrogance in humans choosing to ignore history.…

The Nethanyahu show

The leftwing organ CNN:

The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

Their relationship, which will be played out in all its dysfunctional glory during Netanyahu’s visit to Washington this week, founders on a deep ideological divide and a sharply conflicting world view.

Not much of a choice really – the Ashkenazi pseudo-Jew, with blood on his hands versus the Kenyan/Hawaiian islander, with blood on his hands [Fast and Furious, Benghazi], dedicated to laying the U.S. low.  Both with the same god who is not the one called Jehovah or I Am [mentioned in Ephesians 6:12].

Having said all that, is this any worse than devotees of the paedophile mass murderer [may he rot in hell]?  Great choice we have up top.…

They can’t leave it alone, can they?

Please accept when I say that I really had no intention of running anything else on Perry Mason but having just watched, in the past two days, the 3rd last and 2nd last episodes Raymond Burr was ever in [having already watched the last], what we have here is an insight into the way things were turning in cinema and TV by the early 90s.

This is no post about the series or the actor, the notion of quality or not. This is about politics, pure and simple and did they ever come out in these two episodes. In fact, it was rapidly escalating politics.

I’ve already mentioned an earlier episode in which one scene had a martial arts “expert, female” throwing a group of men around. That was bad enough but along with a femme fatale who then proceeded to make the young man employed by Mason, Ken Malansky, look stupid, were all sorts of jibes through the lips of Della Street and Perry Mason, things which were never in any dialogue between the two from the B&W TV series and absent in the earlier telemovies of ’85 to ’90.…

Nemtsev

[JH editorial note. I was asked to check the English yet methinks this needs to go out as close to as written as possible. Most “errors” must stay in –  I’ll alter only that, grammatically, which is absolutely necessary to render it comprehensible, mainly punctuation.  This is going to result in a quite Russian style to the post.]

This is quite cynical murder.

Lets check conditions of the murder.

Environment:

1. Where it happened?

Near Kremlin.

2. When it happened?

During walking with Ukranian girl.…