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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Democratic Debate Biden v Sanders transcripts

    VP JOE BIDEN           

* Debate about to start and without an audience. Biden got on his red tie, Sanders rocking the blue tie
* Biden starts with empathy for those who have lost family and starts coughing briefly...and he reminds us to go to for a comprehensive solution to Corona virus
*  Sanders comes out swinging against Trump, who is not here, mentioning that we have to get Trump out and stop his babbling
* Biden answering Tapper's question and agrees with his opponent 
* Sanders showing more passion than Biden, blasting the pharmaceutical companies and the anticipated profit they are expecting
* Biden references his time as VP to Obama during the Ebola crisis and crushes Sanders universal healthcare plan by saying that they have universal healthcare in Italy and it didn't work and doesn't work
*  Sanders comes back and says that people should not be afraid to go to hospital because of cost, Biden reassures that nobody will pay out of pocket, to treat the virus, Sanders still maintains we still suffer from not having universal healthcare and eliminating the healthcare industry.
*  Sanders blasts Biden for his campaign being funded by the healthcare industry, Biden pivots away from the response by not addressing the accusation directly.
*  Sanders is being asked if he would deploy the military to fight the virus, .....seems to go back to healthcare . Biden answers the question directly and says yes, he would deploy the military.
*  Sanders wants us to take care of the working class and the homeless and not make the mistake of the past.
*  Biden catching his second wind and rambling 
*  Sanders asked what should be done about China, not disclosing the extent of the virus. He states this is not the time for retribution. Biden retorts that China should have been held accountable.
*  Biden is talking about a major stimulus package for workers that lost their jobs, due to the economic forecast of a potential recession. 
*  Sanders goes back to the Ebola crisis, and how it was handled and the lesson learned.  Looks like he was hinting that the Ebola crisis was not handled that well.
*  Biden rambling about SARS, Ebola etc...
*  Sanders was reminded that he voted against a bailout because the banks were bailed out and people were not. Biden voted for the bailout and said people would have lost everything if the banks were not bailed out. Biden also states the auto industry had to be bailed out too. Both agree that somebody back then should have gone to jail for causing the financial meltdown.
*  Biden is against a wealth tax of the  wealthy 1% proposed by Sanders 
*  Question from Colderon,  about would immigrants feel safe enough to seek treatment under either candidates regime... Both seems to agree that nobody should be turned away, legal or illegal.
*  Sanders was reminded about his health issue i.e. heart attack and what he is doing to stay safe, being 78.....states some of what he has been doing to stay safe including washing hands, shaking hands ..jokes about not shaking hands with Biden. Biden 77, is also taking precautions such as washing hands with hot water and soap.
*  Biden was asked about Sanders political revolution, and how difficult it will be to pass his healthcare plan and how he hasn't told us how he will pay for it.
*  Sanders blasts walls street, fossil fuel, insurance industry and Biden's campaign contributions, Biden blasts Sanders stating that he didn't  need money to beat him just last week. Both going back and forth about who is funding whose campaigns. Biden against tax cuts for the wealthy.
* Both are bringing up negative ads against each other and past comments. Sanders is stating that Biden wanted social security cut, Biden initially says no, but Sanders is going for the jugular, starting to sound like a lawyer that has Biden on the stand. Sanders tells the audience to go check "the Youtube" for clips of Biden stating he would eliminate social security.
* Biden is asked about Sen Warren's bankruptcy plan and agreeing with it. Biden supports Sanders plan, but Sanders is not having it.....Sanders said public colleges should be free and proud about his leadership and says its good to see that Biden is finally coming around.
* Both agree that the minimum wage should be 15/hr. Sanders and Biden exchanging what bills they voted for and the repercussions. They are harping on gay marriage as if they are trying too hard to pander.
* Sanders sniffling and wipes nose with a tissue
* Biden promises to support Sanders if Sanders wins the nominations and hopes Sanders does the same. Biden says all that matters is getting rid of Trump. Sanders was asked if he doesn't win the nomination, will he support Biden. He states he will do it, kinda. Stating all that matters is that we get the pathological liar, Trump, out of office.


*  A question was taken via video....
*  Sanders answers the question from the female college professor about women's rights
*  Biden says he will hire the first black judge, he will make sure his Vice President is a woman. Biden also states he has backed domestic violence bills in the past.
*  Sanders also promises to make his Vice President a woman
*  Sanders jabs Biden on immigration, stating that he and Obama agreed on immigration, not Biden
*  Sanders disagrees vehemently with ICE raids of the current regime
*  Biden and Sanders AGREE that a humane boarder policy is needed. Sanders referencing that his father was an immigrant from Poland who couldn't even speak English
*  Biden says we should not promote xenophobia
*  Sanders asked about climate change and the need to transform our energy system, attacks the fracking and fossil fuel industries
*  Biden blames climate change for the unusual rise in diseases and promises a carbon fee initiative, get the US back into the Paris climate accords that was canceled by Trump.
*  Sanders doesn't really care about the Paris accords, but cares more about attacking the fossil fuel industry
*  Biden promises to unite the world and make countries that abuse the climate accountable.
*  Biden wants a long term solution and accountability to countries that don't hold their own part of the bargain, Sanders wants a more immediate action and banning of fracking

         ( loving the new Volkswagen commercial with actor Paul Giamatti)

*  Calderon asks why Cuban Americans in Florida should vote for Sanders despite him supporting some of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's policies in regards to minimizing poverty. Sanders also states that even though China is an authoritarian regime, maintains they are economically better now than the way they were. Biden disagrees with Sanders support for the economical ideas of countries like China, Russia etc....Biden calls Russian President a thug!
*  Sanders and Biden are going back and forth on their votes during the Gulf war, Russia.
*  Biden was asked why his votes among the Latino people is very low
*  Sanders was asked why his votes among Black people is low......both do a pivot. Biden stating he is whooping Sanders ass (not in those words)  winning across the board.
                                                              (ANOTHER BREAK!!! )
          ( ....Ronald Reagan's son  Ron Reagan states in ad that he doesn't mind burning in hell, cause he is an atheist)

* In closing, Sanders empathizes and says we need to be aggressive about testing, treatment, Biden says also empathizes with a story about a friend of his dealing with the virus and the emotional toll. Also states we should listen to the scientists, pulling the best people globally to discuss solutions and national standards. Biden says we need to get rid of Donald Trump.
IT'S OVER!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

How does Matt Reeves Bat mobile stack up against it's predecessors?

This first photo looks cool and all, but just like the actor assigned to playing this iconic character, the car looks lightweight, slick and is really fast, but offers no protection, no power, no fear.


The overhead shot makes it even worse. This is supposed to be a young man ready to fight crime and he chooses this lightweight vehicle to do what....impress girls?


This looks really cool and yes it does look like a bat, but it offers no protection in the back and looks like Superman could just breath on it and it would fall apart


Now this is a bat mobile. A tumbler/tank able to defend itself , but cause mayhem and chaos. Seeing the Batman coming at you in this, will make you walk away from a life of crime. 


Not quite as functional looking as the tumbler, but you are crime fighting when you are driving down the street in this. Looks like a jet fighter converted into a car...might be a little tight in there though...


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Real reason NO TIME TO DIE was postponed.....again!!!! (OPINION PIECE)

The headlines will state that the upcoming Bond movie "No time to Die" is being postponed because of the Coronavirus. Sure that makes sense. A deadly virus that can be spread as easily as the flu, with more devastation i.e. Death. This is nothing to sneeze at  (pun intended). A theatrical release was out of the question, considering, you want everybody to go see the movie.Then there is China, which is the confirmed source of the virus and the biggest target for movies in terms of box office success. Oh and there is the issue of them struggling to contain the virus in a timely manner. Choosing to keep it quiet, till it got out of hand. Thanks China.

Headline alone, it looks like the producers of Bond decided to do the right thing and postpone this movie as a precaution, but when you look a little deeper, the upcoming curtain call for Daniel Craig was doomed from the start.  Plagued by delays,  in house conflict over the script and direction between previous director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)  and  Craig and desperate attempts to  appease the #metoo movement by making Bond a stripped down, inferior clone of what he used to be. Craig and the producers even banned the term " Bond girls" long used to describe Bond's acquaintances on his missions. During Craig's turn as Bond, he has willingly allowed the character to be stripped of  his womanizing, globetrotting mayhem, sarcasm, fun and charisma.

So what do you do after stripping a character bare bones? How about replace him while he is in his prime. Bond still makes  billions of dollars, so the notion that he needed to be re branded is baffling. The final slap in the face to Bond fans, of which I am one, was the rumor that the new 007 would be a woman, a black women to be played by Loretta Lynn (Captain Marvel)                                                                                               "What?! Oh no you didn't!?" 
The rumor caused a shock and awe effect that backfired. Instead of it gaining support, it received mostly criticism. For years there had been calls for the next James Bond to be played by Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire),  a black actor who many felt would take the character to the next level of evolution. But instead the producers dismissed the notion and allowed the misstep to fester, opening the door for racist comments about Elba being too street to play Bond. They might as well have said Bond can't be black, but if we absolutely have to do it, Bond can be a black woman. How woke!

There is no proof of this, but our guess is Bond producers did the math and with a month to go to the release date, they realized there was minimal buzz about the upcoming movie. It wasn't trending long at #1 after the title release, nor after the teaser trailer, full trailer or even after Grammy winner Billie Eilish recorded the soundtrack .......NOTHING.  Bond, who had  survived Austin Powers, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, XXX,  Egsy, and Ethan Hunt, has now been undone by suits in the back, who lack the imagination to create an iconic character, but sure know how to  ruin one.

So don"t let the postponement of this movie due to the virus be the headline, this delay is merely a Hale Mary to save a movie that was going to under perform or even flop.