Saturday, December 03, 2016

The Priest (Russian movie with English subtitles)

I've been watching contemporary Russian films with English subtitles when I can find them. This is a good one about a Russian Orthodox Priest during the war. Here's a review over at Orthodox Christian Network.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Beer of the Deplorables.

....Domingues said she was surprised to hear from one of her bartenders that Pete Coors, vice chairman of the board of the parent company of MillerCoors, co-hosted a Trump fundraiser in June. And while Miller Lite and Miller High Life aren't big sellers compared to local craft beers at The Green Lady, Domingues said she is taking them off her shelves for good. 
"The post-election climate in this country is changing, and it will continue to change, and there will be some dark times," Domingues said Thursday. "We need to get in front of it and make sure that the choices that we make are standing behind what we believe in." 
The Green Lady, at 3328 N. Lincoln Ave., only had Miller beers on hand for "at the end of the night, when customers go to macro, or something a little lighter," Domingues said. 
"We're not really a Miller Lite bar, anyway," she added
If Miller's for the deplorable I wonder where that leaves us Huber's fans?  

2016 Election Post Scripts #1

Trump's win surprised me but it didn't shock me either.  I was driving back and forth from Sister Bay a lot during the season and heard political ads over and over on the radio.   The Russ Feingold ads could have been Trump ads,
But Sen. Johnson has spent nearly six years working for big corporations and billion-dollar special interests -- not Wisconsin’s working families. He supports bad trade deals and protects billion-dollar loopholes for big corporations that ship jobs overseas. Wisconsin’s middle class and working families just can’t afford another six years of Sen. Johnson protecting his billionaire backers at the expense of working people.
That sounded way too much like Trump on Carrier or Nabisco, and an inkling this wasn't going to be a "normal" sort of election. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nothing is Written - Lawrence of Arabia

My response to those fond of saying History's on their side. Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia after rescuing a guy everyone said History had written off.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Secretive Organization Paying Tab For Emanuel's Trip To Rome

Secretive Organization Paying Tab For Emanuel's Trip To Rome: City Hall insists no tax dollars are involved in getting the mayor to witness Archbishop Blase Cupich's elevation. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.

You'd think Clinton's Global Initiative fund experience would have taught the Mayor a lesson.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Emanuel Tells Undocumented Immigrants Chicago 'Always Will Be A Sanctuary City'

Emanuel Tells Undocumented Immigrants Chicago 'Always Will Be A Sanctuary City': Even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants when he takes office in January, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming Chicago’s commitment as a so-called “sanctuary city.”

Not much of a sanctuary considering the loss of population.