A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
"We decided to leave town just one damn day too late!"
- I was there in the front rows on opening day, in a nearly empty theater, but I fell in love at once. The blend of humor and horror was fantastic.
- Well the horror no longer makes me jump, but I can never get enough of Val and Earl.
(Arstechnica) - It has been 30 years since the release of Tremors, an unabashed love letter to the B-movie creature features of the 1950s that remains as fresh today as it was three decades ago. The film is sheer perfection and ranks among my personal favorite films of all time. As Ars' own Nathan Mattise wrote last year, "If B-movie horror with flashes of comedic brilliance and a few edge-of-your-seat scares interests you, viewers likely can't do much better than Tremors."
Writers S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock came up with the initial idea for Tremors in the early 1980s while making educational safety videos for the US Navy. They climbed a desert boulder for a shot and pondered what they would do if, for some reason, they were stuck there due to some outside force they eventually dubbed "Land Sharks." A friend of theirs, Ron Underwood, was a documentary director for National Geographic and helped them develop a believable creature for what would become the script for Tremors. Wilson and Maddock hit the big time with their 1986 film Short Circuit (directed by John Badham), which enabled them to finally bring Tremors to the silver screen.
The story takes place in the tiny fictional desert town of Perfection, Nevada—population 15, at least at the start of the film. Local handymen/BFFs Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) are eking out an existence doing odd jobs for the residents in exchange for all that personal freedom. Said residents include Walter (Victor Chong) who runs the local market; teenaged horror Melvin (Bobby Jacoby); single mom Nancy (Charlotte Stewart), who sells pottery and has a daughter, Mindy (Ariana Richards); a doctor, Jim (Conrad Bachmann), and his wife, Megan (Bibi Besch); rancher Miguel (Tony Genaro); a survivalist couple, Burt and Heather Gummer (Michael Gross and Reba McEntire); Nestor (Richard Marcus); and two elderly residents: Edgar Deems (Sunshine Parker) and "Old Fred" (Michael Dan Wagner), a farmer.
There's also a grad student, Rhonda (Finn Carter), who is spending the summer monitoring her university's seismology equipment. She soon picks up on some very strange readings, right about the time Perfection's residents start dying under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, everyone discovers the culprits: four giant subterranean creatures that Walter dubs "graboids," since they "hunt" by sensing vibrations and shooting snake-like protrusions out of their mouths to grab their prey. From then on, it's humans vs. graboids in a battle of wits to determine the survival of the fittest.
Tremors debuted in theaters on January 19, 1990 and grossed a mere $3.7 million opening weekend, eventually eking out $16.6 million domestically against its modest $11 million budget. Both Maddock and Wilson criticized the marketing of the film, with Maddock calling the theatrical trailer "cringeworthy." (It actually is pretty bad.) Critics generally liked the film, praising the performances and how well the film walked the tonal tightrope between horror and humor.
Tremors really took off with its release on home video (and, subsequently, DVD and streaming), gaining a substantial cult following. Numerous bad sequels followed, all straight-to-video/DVD. In style and tone, they had more in common with the Sharknado franchise than the original film. There was Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015), and Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018).
A seventh installment, Tremors: Island Fury, is rumored to be in development. There was even a short-lived SyFy TV series in 2003, set just after the events of Tremors 3, that was abruptly cancelled after just 13 episodes.
I enjoy a cheesy SyFy flick as much as anyone, but none of the sequels even comes close to capturing the magic of the original Tremors. It's got a terrific cast of characters, for starters, all types one would expect to find in a town like Perfection. Burt's "UZI 4U" license plate and impassioned rants about eminent domain are just one example of many delightful details.
The actors all nail their portrayals. (Special shoutout to Finn Carter's Rhonda, who is that rare gem in film: a believable working scientist.) It has an equally terrific script, with on-point dialogue that illuminates the intricate relationships among the residents, especially the inevitable tensions and arguments. ("I know, I know, he thinks he knows everything," Heather says soothingly to a disgruntled Burt after a face-off with Earl.)
Director Ron Underwood (who went on to make City Slickers and Mighty Joe Young) set the narrative up like a mystery, introducing us to the main characters and setting as they realize the threat that is coming for them. We don't see the graboids at all at first, just their victims. Val and Earl find Edgar Deems perched on an electrical tower, dead of dehydration. Something terrified him so much, despite his trusty Winchester rifle, that he chose to die slowly over days rather than come down.
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"Well, there sure as hell ain't nothing to stop us now... everybody we know between here and Bixby's already dead."
- Yes Corona flu exists. But the regular flu virus also exists. There are 215,000 Corona flu infections, but since October 34,000,000 people have had the regular flu without a peep from the corrupt multi-national corporate media machine..
- Call me a "Crazy Blogger", which I am, but it is obvious that this is hysterical media driven panic with endless 24-7 "we are all going to die" TV coverage. The question is why?
(Gateway Pundit) - The international community is currently experiencing the worst global panic in modern history.
Entire economies, including the US economy, are in complete free-fall over the coronavirus pandemic and panic.
It is always good to pause and look at the actual data and not the ever-changing “models” the “experts” continue to throw at us.
We posted on the current coronavirus numbers in a previous post today.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
of Americans have had Corona.
Put the Apocalypse on hold.
The Sheeple are really pissed off.
They want a Zombie Apocalypse so bad and as much as the media pounds on it, it just isn't happening.
As of today there are 188,000 Corona flu cases. Compared to the total of 327,000,000 Americans almost no one has been infected - - - it is a statistical blip.
But to listen to the corrupt media machine the Black Death has returned. Film at 11.
And that brings us to the American Sheeple. They are glued to the 24-7 corporate death cult propaganda and are lapping up the lies and disinformation.
I got into it with a Sheeple Facebook friend. He insisted that 80 to 100 million Americans were going to die this year - - - - he saw it on the news!
I presented stats of a 98.2% survival rate for the flu, but that just drove him crazier. Telling him that the flu happens every year made it worse.
This is the same conversation I have had with others.
Facts don't appear to matter. A huge part of the Sheeple don't want good news.
They want the Apocalypse.
CBS Caught Faking Coronavirus
No Zombie Apocalypse
98.2% of flu victims survive. But the corrupt Media Machine tells us the Black Death has returned.
|Federal worker (AP file photo)|
The People Get Butt-Fucked AGAIN
- Business owners have to close down. Their workers are told to stay home. But the paychecks for Government workers just keep on coming. . . . and now they want more money.
(WND) - Workers from five federal agencies are suing for "hazard pay" because they must work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The news website Government Executive reports five federal employees and the American Federation of Government Employees filed the lawsuit.
The complaint argues federal workers exposed to the COVID-19 disease through their jobs are owed the extra benefit.
The case, by workers at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Agriculture Department and Veterans Affairs, is in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
They allege, the report explains, that "by not providing hazard pay to employees who interact with people and materials that could carry the virus, it is violating both federal law and Office of Personnel Management regulations."
The case contends they are due the federally mandated 25% increase in pay for duty involving "unusual physical hardship or hazard."
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The FOX Corpse-O-Meter
The corrupt liars in politics & the media demand that we believe their every word about the Corona Flu.
FOX, CNN and the other multi-national owned "news" corporations are out to scare the living shit out of their viewers with endless 24-7 reports on deaths - - - - "We are all going to die. Don't change that channel."
Call me a "Crazy Blogger", which I am, but I smell bullshit in the media driven Coronavirus panic.
The fact of the matter is the corrupt media multi-national corporations from Fox and CNN on down have seen their viewers flee by the millions to watch free and independent internet based news. That is why they have partnered with Silicon Valley to censor and shadowban independent internet news.
All of the corporate owned channels view the Coronavirus as an opportunity to panic the public in an attempt to get viewers to return to watching their channels - - - and to make a ton of cash in selling advertising while they are at it.
Long term this will fail. The old line corporations have lost their monopoly. The internet genie is out of the bottle. People now have real choices for entertainment and news.
As for me, except for Tucker Carlson, I refuse to watch multi-national owned corporate news. They can take their swill and propaganda and shove it.
The Independent Internet
Media is more honest
The Swine Flu Will Kill Us All
Black Pilled reports how the media
tried to panic the public then.
Professor Doctor Sucharit Bhakdi Challenges the Coronavirus Crisis (English Audio)
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In a letter leaked to magazine Le Canard Enchaine, French Secretary of State to the Ministry of the Interior Laurent Nunez advises, “It is not a priority to enforce closings in certain neighborhoods and to stop gatherings.”
“This undermining of the laws that Macron declared as essential, this clear disregard for the population as a whole, comes at a time when police, ambulance and firefighters face record levels of hostility when they venture into the suburbs where gangs set cars on fire then attack them when they arrive to help,” writes Damian Wilson.
Monday, March 30, 2020
The Coronavirus "Panic" is 100% Pure Media Driven Bullshit
We are the victims of perhaps the greatest media driven hoax in all history.
The math in the chart below does not lie.
The U.S. Corona survival rate is 98.2%.
Consider that perhaps 50,000 people's symptoms are so mild they don't even bother to report they have the disease. That would increase the survival rate even higher.
Also out of 327,000,000 people in the U.S.
Only 00.0004% have the flu.
As a percentage this number is as close to ZERO as possible.
The normal everyday flu that infected 34,000,000 people and killed at least 20,000 has been totally ignored by the corrupt multi-national corporate media machine.
But along comes the Corona Flu with only 141,000+ infections and the media tells the Sheeple to pull their hair out, give up their rights, shut down the entire economy and hide in the closet to await Death.
And the Sheeple bleat: "Please saaave us Master. We will obey you."
Enough of the Media Bullshit
Venezuela Comes To California
- The Leftist state says you cannot open your business, that workers are not allowed to work to earn money to feed their children, that you cannot attend church and that you cannot gather to protest the government.
- Now tenants get to live RENT FREE and cannot be evicted.
Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday an order halting the enforcement of eviction orders for renters impacted by the new coronavirus. The moratorium will be in effect now through May 31, starting in time to protect renters in advance of their April rent payments.
Landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants who can't pay rent due to coronavirus, but tenants will be obligated to repay rent in a timely manner after the moratorium is lifted, the governor's office said in a statement.
Tenants are required to notify landlords in writing in seven days or less that they can't pay all or part of their rent as a result of the outbreak.
The moratorium is a step up from the order Newsom issued March 16, authorizing local governments to issue their own eviction moratoriums.
Tenant advocates were sharply critical of the decision and called on the governor to impose a unified, statewide moratorium, as Calmatters reported.
More than 30 California legislators signed a letter urging Newsom to issue a statewide eviction moratorium and saying local governments had failed to act quickly enough.
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