Tomorrowland: two hours of propaganda


Translated: “aren’t you sorry you spent your cash?”

Yes, go ahead, you can say it: “you didn’t see that coming, BZ?  George Clooney?  Disney?  The trailers?”

Apparently I wasn’t paying attention until the film started.

After a few minutes, I knew I’d been bilked by Clooney, Purple Skies, and Leftist Hypocrisy (my wife liked the CGI).

In summary: global warming and corporatism is going to kill us all in just a few years.  Adults won’t help; we can only enlist young ethnic kids wearing colorful clothing all around the planet.  Everyone but “them” are nothing but Big Evil Carbon Footprinters.

However, the film (“oddly enough”) is littered with big corporate names like GM and Chevrolet.  Clooney and the producers don’t mind taking their corporate cash and displaying their products, clearly.


You’ve just seen the film.  I have now saved you anywhere between $6 and $15, depending on where you live.

You’re welcome.


For a holiday “blockbuster,” Tomorrowland had the worst Memorial Day weekend take since 2001.  In other words, it’s tanking.  About a half hour into the film, someone behind us said: “I should’ve waited for Redbox.”


Could you land a 737?

These days, yes, you might be able to.

This neophyte was “talked through” an approach and landing in a Boeing 737 simulator from 2,500 feet AGL, to London’s Gatwick.

Think about that for a few moments.

Check Balticaa.

Also check out: can a 15-year-old student land a 737-800?

Are we beginning to see a common thread here?

What is automation doing to aviation?


Hell, while I’m here, I can’t neglect to mention, an incredible website.

And from that, the best of PilotsEye.

Starting a Boeing 737-800.  Pre-flight extensive checklist.

Question: would you fly in a pilot-less commercial aircraft?


DC: going stupid once more

And again, lawmakers creating bills in DC and making decisions when they have no idea about the contents of the bills themselves.


Orrin Hatch on Trade Bill: ‘I Don’t Know Fully What’s in TPP Myself’

by Alex Swoyer

Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) went to the Senate floor to push for immediate consideration of a bill that would make the Obamatrade text public — right now Congress has to go to a secured room to review the text and can’t take notes out or discuss what is in it with the public. That motion failed when

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) objected, since it required unanimous consent.

The two Democrats even praised President George W. Bush, who released his free trade text in 2001. Today, President Obama, who promised to have the most transparent administration in history, is not releasing his deal.

“We’re just asking for some transparency before we have this crucial vote,” said Warren.

Well isn’t that just the pot calling the kettle black.  However, continuing evidence that the Obama Administration is one of the most opaque in the history of American government.

Opacity indicates to me: corruption, secrecy, fear of the American public objecting to contents, much like the ACA — which will have even more dire future consequences for American Taxpayers.

Hatch confesses he’s ignorant and doesn’t mind making that fact public.

Ironically, Hatch also admits he doesn’t know what is in the TPP deal, while at the same time he objects to the push for more transparency prior to any crucial votes.

“I don’t know fully what’s in T.P.P. myself, and I am going to be one of the most interested people on earth when that comes, if not the most interested, you know, when they finally agree. But there is — it’s still not a completed agreement, as far as I know,” admitted Hatch.

The Dems disagreeing with Mr Obama?

“Secrecy is no good,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) responded, backing Warren and Manchin.

Now the question is: will the GOP give Obama what he wants with the trade bill?


Could Conservatives Push TPA Over the Finish Line?

by Matt Fuller

As the House inches closer to a vote on the long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority bill, conservatives who have traditionally been hard-liners in their opposition to deals with the White House are taking a softer approach.

While many on the right are still hedging their position on the TPA, there appears to be some conservative support for the trade process legislation. And with congressional Democrats increasingly taking a firmer line against the TPA, which would give expedited consideration to the Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation with 11 other countries, conservatives could be the key to getting the TPA over the finish line.

Translated: those GOP members who embrace the TPP are also those who embrace the obscurity and opacity of the bill itself and the Obama Administration overall.  Good, back-slapping, go-along-to-get-along GOP critters.  Bi-partisan,

Ah, nice to know you can always count on elements of the Old Guard GOP to stand in support of their Demorat brethren and sistren.

Another in a continuing series of reasons I changed from Republican to Independent, and why I no longer write checks to the RNC.



All 6 Baltimore officers indicted


Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray

by Zach Winslett

(RNN) – All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. 

“As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added,” Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.

In the meantime, the Mayor Hyphenate says Baltimore crime is off the charts.

And that hurts her.

Baltimore’s mayor: Spike in crime ‘disheartening’

by Yvonne Wenger

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.”

The city has experienced 100 homicides this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the police department said. It’s the fastest the city has reached 100 homicides since 2007. Last year, the city reached the mark on July 4. Nonfatal shootings are up more than 70 percent with at least 19 people shot on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I wonder: are Baltimore police hedging their arrest bets?