Five people fucking died. Cops got stabbed, crushed, maced, eyes gouged. A wannabe bomber is still on the loose. Among the recent arrests are a Trump appointee, a Neo-Nazi with a security clearance (and a Hitler stache!), plus a CIA contractor who speared a cop with a metal pole.
All of them spurred to throw their lives away committing obvious felonies because Trump told them he'd be marching with them.
Total bullshit. Tons of people, self included, didn't buy the case Bush was making about nukes, anthrax, mobile biolabs, ties to 9/11. They pushed those flimsy, fraudulent claims so people would buy idea that decade-long strategy of sanctions, DMZs, inspections was insufficient.
'everyone thought he had WMD' was the copout Karl Rove came up with once it was clear none would be found. No one but them was said Saddam was training Al Qaeda. No one but them said Mohammed Atta was an Iraqi spy. No one but them said Saddam had drones to spray the East Coast.
Most people thought Saddam had some chemical weapons stores leftover from the 80s (and he kinda did!) The Bush admin told the world Saddam was an evil genius who had a high-tech, totally covert Manhattan project that was going to make Osama Bin Laden a nuclear power.
Watching the cut that dare not speak its name in installments.
So far it seems the principle contributions Wh3don made to the theatrical release were to cut out a lot of black & asian actors (including some playing major DC characters!) and find pervier ways to film Gal Gadot.
This whole endeavor... from mediocre, slapdash theatrical releases to overlong but otherwise satisfying director's cuts... has been a lesson that the real heroes of Hollywood are competent editors, not indulgent auteurs.
James Wan absolutely fixed Aquaman, though. 'Just let him speak underwater, it's fine!'
International terrorist groups like ISIS don't bother with stuff like this. They recruit off the internet. They want people who already have citizenship who can use those rights and privileges to get guns, bank accounts and passports.
Indeed the most egregious recent case of a foreign terror suspect crossing illegally into the United States was a Neo-Nazi who was smuggled across the CANADIAN border. winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/fbi-arrest-for…
Who was the last truly memorable movie villain that was unquestionably the villain, in no way a tragic anti-hero, and why is the correct answer Immortan Joe?
Could make a case for Hans Landa, but that movie's great because it tees him up as the anti-hero only to triple down in the last two minutes 'no, fuck you you crying Nazi prick.'
Family in Get Out is a candidate. Though Allison Williams has talked about how disturbing it was that some white audiences couldn't quite see her character as irredeemable. Good thing it didn't get focus grouped or she definitely would have had an arc where she 'snaps out of it.'
Not gonna dunk on any Texan unless they specifically filibustered Hurricane Sandy relief.
Snow, cold and ice suck. Electric outages in the winter get scary quick. I feel you fam.
My one advice is to put a premium on keeping your feet warm, especially if your floors are uncarpeted. Wear thick socks or even double socks, but don't reduce circulation by wearing shoes all the time.
And if you're shoveling out of heavy snow, start at the end of the driveway. The heaviest, coldest, iciest snow will be there and gets miserable to move if you're already winded. And square your corners like you're digging a grave. You'll make better progress.
cough the first avengers movie only has two women in the cast because whedon couldn't harass and manipulate A-listers like he could on WB shows coughcoughcough
Snyd3r & Whedon are weirdly polar opposites in another respect. Whedon cultivated a popular rep with media, critics & a wide fanbase while abusing/terrifying cast & crew. Snyd3r seemingly has great relationships with cast/crew but lashes out at critics, incites a narrow fanbase.
JJ Abrams seems to be the contemporary who has managed a meteoric rise as a creative without alienating the public, media or those* who work under him.
So maybe we should be fine with it when he's inevitably directing or producing the next Superman movie.
Hat tip to the Mandalorian Writers room for intro-ing/building up the Armorer, Fennec, Ahsoka, Bo Katan and other credible female action heroes so that, incidentally, the show wouldn't be one anti-Semitic post away from becoming dick soup.