Saturday, August 29, 2015

POTpourri

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top 10 Summer TV Shows 2015

Sadly, summer is nearing it's end, and given that, I think that it's time that I rate the summer TV season.  Overall, I was very happy, I was plenty entertained for most of the summer.  Anyways, here goes, my Top 10 Television shows for the summer of 2015:  
  1. Mr. Robot (USA)
  2. Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
  3. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  4. Ballers (HBO)
  5. Zoo (CBS) 
  6. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX) 
  7. The Brink (HBO) 
  8. Tyrant (FX) 
  9. Married (FX)
  10. Aquarius (NBC) 
""Mr. Robot" sucked me in like no other new program in quite some time, hopefully they can keep it up.  "Fear the Walking Dead" has gotten off to a great start, I look forward to a long run. "Orange is the New Black" continues to roll.  Being a fan of the Rock, football and Miami, I have really enjoyed "Ballers".  "Zoo" has been a fun adaptation of the James Patterson novel. Dennis Leary pulls off the washed up rocker trying to connect with his newly discovered adult daughter in "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll".  "The Brink" has a great cast and an offbeat storyline, it's a lot of fun.  "Tyrant" is a very topical look at a brutal mid-east dictator fighting off a caliphate.  "Married" gives a humerus look at marriage.  "Aquarius" was an interesting fictional look at the early years of the Manson family and the cops who were investigating them.

Previous Summers:  20142013

Monday, August 24, 2015

First Republican Debate

Hilarious!



I can't wait for the next debate.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

City of Phoenix Elections

Although I don't live in Phoenix, I do live nearby and what happens there does effect me, thus I have been paying close attention to their upcoming elections.  As such, I have a few endorsements on a couple of the races.

Mayor:  I had questions about Greg Stanton before he took office, but those questions have been answered and I have been very impressed.  He's been one of the few sane voices in this state, we need more politicians like him not less.  I strongly support his re-election

Proposition 104:  This proposition would result in a sales tax increase to fund new transportation projects in the city over the next 35 years.  It would cover everything from extending the light rail system to fixing roads and bridges, to expanding bus services and more.  It will also create jobs for lots of people.  Don't let the anti-tax crowd scare you, it's a small tax that won't negatively effect anyone, yet it will benefit many.  If ever there was a city that was in need of this it's Phoenix, I strongly urge a Yes vote.


***Edit***
-Greg Stanton easily won re-election.
-Prop 104 passed by a comfortable margin.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

SI Swimsuit Sneak Peak

The best reason to subscribe to SI.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bernie Sanders Quotes

"I think that many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street.  In truth that's not the case.  The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress."

"Social Security is a promise that we cannot and must not break." 

"There is a lot of sentiment that enough is enough, that we need fundamental changes, that the establishment - whether it is the economic establishment, the political establishment, or the media establishment - is failing the American people."

"The billionaire class now owns the economy and they are working day and night to make certain that they own the United States government." 

"In my view, a corporation is not a person . . . Corporations should not be able to go into their treasuries and spend millions of dollars on a campaign in order to buy elections."

"If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist."

"We got a collapsing middle class.  We have more wealth and income inequality today than we've had since the 1920's . . .  And what big money can do is put an unbelievable amount of TV and radio ads out there to deflect attention from the real issues facing the American people."

"We have a government of, by, and for billionaires."  

"The millionaires of America are on the warpath.  They want more and more and more."

"If the goal of healthcare reform is to provide comprehensive, universal healthcare in a cost effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach."

"Why should taxpayers subsidize starvation wages?"   

"Teachers did not cause this recession.  Firefighters and police officers did not cause this recession . . .  This recession was caused by the greed, the reckless and illegal behavior of the people on Wall Street."

"We are moving towards an oligarchic form of society, where the billionaires will control the economy and the political life of this country."

"History will record that the Citizens United decision is one of the worst of our country."

"We have a moral responsibility to make certain our kids and grandchildren can live on a habitable planet."   

"If we stand together, we will win." 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

POTpourri

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lawrence Lessig

He makes a lot of sense.

Monday, August 17, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Top 10 Porn Stars of 2015

Based upon internet searches.



I'll have to post my own Top 10 list soon.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation - starring Tom Cruise & Rebecca Ferguson.  Disparage his character all you want but Tom Cruise just keeps churning out entertaining movies!   I really enjoyed this one, I really hope they keep the MI series going because they've all been so much fun to watch.  This time, Ethan Hunt (played by Cruise) goes rogue to take on a rogue cabal of international operatives called the Syndicate.  The syndicate is obviously up to no good and must be stopped, enter Ethan Hunt and the IMF.  There are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep everyone interested, the action scenes are top notch, and the movie moves along at a swift pace all thanks to the direction of Christopher McQuarrie, who is cementing himself as one of the best action film directors in the business.  The supporting cast (Rebecca Ferguseon, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner & Ving Rhames) is also strong, especially Ferguson, who is also quite easy on the eyes.  Overall, a perfect action movie for the summer, I highly recommend, go see it!

I will give it 4 out of 5 stars (*****).