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Thank you, Comcast! All of a sudden my cable box started showing English captions on Telemundo shows. No more plugging the antenna in every night. And the captions are really good, not like You Tube. I didn't change any settings, all of a sudden a new option appeared besides "on" and "off" where you can choose a secondary language. Maybe it was there all the time, but whatever, I'm so glad. If your box does the same, check out the first week of Senor de los Cielos 3 -- you can watch free on On Demand. It really surpassed my expectations, and they were pretty high. [More...]

Monday night, Unimas will begin re-airing El Cartel -- it is the first really famous Narcodrama, written in prison by Andre Lopez Lopez, and has gotten the best reviews of any of them. Here's his story. Now that I can watch with English captions, I'll finally get to see it.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Obama/Hillary Serial Liars (1.00 / 1) (#5)
    by stonecutter on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 05:47:56 AM EST
    Wow, another teleprompter performance from Hussein Obama.  You should have voted for Jill,  She did not lie, she is accurate regarding the present conditions, and she doesn't owe Soros.

    The President (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:07:17 PM EST
    was very funny.

    Obama made some political points (none / 0) (#2)
    by MKS on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:13:41 PM EST
    too.....I liked the references to climate change.

    I am a fan of Cecily Strong....I had no problem with her biting humor....  

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    The only police force in the country (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:18:47 PM EST
    that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot.

    The bucket list was brilliant.

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    From our "A Fistful of Stupid" file: (none / 0) (#4)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 04:01:03 AM EST
    During a recent interview with President George W. Bush's former press secretary Dana Perino, who now co-stars on a Fox News show with Eric Bolling, Daily Show host Jon Stewart pointedly derided her co-host as a "dumb guy."

    While Perino took halfhearted issue with that description of Bolling, Stewart stood his ground, and for good reason, in my honest opinion. Take a quick listen to the breathtakingly open bigotry that was on display Friday evening when "the dumb guy," subbing for Bill O'Reilly, got together with The Lord's Own Nitwit, the Rev. Franklin Graham:

    Rev. Graham: "[A]s a Christian, I want to emulate Christ, I want to follow Christ, and I want to do good to all men. Islam, the God of Islam wants you to die for him, but the God that I worship, he died for me. [...] But Islam -- the Muslims want to emulate their prophet Mohammed. Mohammed raped, he murdered, he killed and so we're seeing the followers of Islam emulate the prophet Mohammed, and we've got to take a stand, we've got to know what we're dealing with. But it's not just the Muslims in the Middle East. We have to be careful of the Muslims in this country. We need to stop the immigration, we need immigration reform, but to stop the Muslims coming to this country from countries that have active terrorist cells."

    Oy, oy and oy again, because only one oy clearly isn't enough. To paraphrase the late author / entrepreneur Elbert Hubbard, while genius may have its limitations, these two dipschitts are not thus handicapped.

    Aloha.

    Really? (1.00 / 1) (#7)
    by stonecutter on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:33:51 AM EST

    Still no admission of enthusiasm for Gulags, purges, 9mm responses to objections.  So you are a big fan of the "Serial Liar" and voted for him, twice?  Come on, Gulags, purges, Stalinism, you can at least admit to bulldozing (Rachel Corrie?), since you proposed it.  Are you a Government teat sucker or Soros employee?  Come on, Donald, no one can be so deliberately misleading, delusional, ignorant or express misleadingly assertiveness without progtard financial incentives.  

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    Congratulations (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:15:04 AM EST
    on your new best friend D.  Bet you never thought you might miss jim.  

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    Another (none / 0) (#11)
    by FlJoe on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:23:23 AM EST
    graduate of the Sarah Palin Skool of Rhetoric and Varmit Huntin'.

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    LOL! John Birch lives, Cap'n! (none / 0) (#13)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:48:44 AM EST
    Though I must say that Jim sounds like grand marshal material for the next San Francisco Pride Parade, compared to this nut.

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    Baltimore!! (none / 0) (#6)
    by NycNate on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 05:48:48 AM EST
    Domestically, no other topic should take precedent over this. Rioting. Looting. Very tense racial fighting.

    The mayor and police chief need to go. They allowed these people to destroy property, block traffic, take down US flag.

    If Ferguson/Baltimore represent the new America, then I have some things to really think about. This type of unrest in a minority run city is disconcerting. I'm in the next major minority run city. If this is the best Rawlings-Blake and a black police chief could do, then it doesn't lend much confidence for the next major city run by a minority.

    Your poorly discussed prejudice (none / 0) (#8)
    by Palli on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:03:36 AM EST
    avoid the obvious: the unrest, as you call it, in Baltimore, Ferguson and else where, is fermented precisely because the majority is not accepting the need to change or embracing the processes that will bring real change.

    The Constitution was written many, many years ago- wouldn't it be a good Idea  to fulfill it?

    Speaking of rioting and looting, will you observing the 94th anniversary of the heinous white riot that destroyed the thriving community of Greenwood in Oklahoma come June?    

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    NycNate: "If Ferguson/Baltimore represent the new America, then I have some things to really think about. This type of unrest in a minority run city is disconcerting. I'm in the next major minority run city. If this is the best Rawlings-Blake and a black police chief could do, then it doesn't lend much confidence for the next major city run by a minority."

    ... Newsmax, Fox News and AM talk radio. Honestly, if that's where you like to hang out and get your information, such as it is, that's entirely your business. Personally, I prefer my news sober, rather than hyperbolic.

    But while I obviously can't speak for any of the others here, I would ask that you please not emulate those aforementioned sources by engaging in noxious race-baiting, as you just did above. Otherwise, this particular white guy might figure you for yet another bigoted, ignorant white-wing troll who doesn't know his own arse from his elbow, and I'll start treating you accordingly.

    This is 2015, not 1915. The day of white male privilege is now in its twilight and as far as I'm concerned, once its sun has set, good riddance. In my opinion, I believe that social diversity is healthy and that minority participation in civic affairs -- which includes their candidacies for public office -- is both good and necessary. Further, and regardless of whether or not you approve, they're here to stay.

    So, I'd suggest that you start living in the present, deal with it like a rational adult and above all, grow a pair emotionally. Don't let your irrational fears about race fill your heart with dust. Life's really too short for such nonsense. And the next time you traffic in that sort of foolishness here, it's very likely that I won't be nearly so polite about it.

    Aloha.

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    Haitian Money Pit (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:41:42 AM EST
    this recent, and currently airing, episode of VICE will make you want to throw things at the TV.