The amazing thing is that they don’t identify the officer. Our tax money can go to pay for someone to shoot us in the head, but the government transparency to know who it is does not exist.
You can bet that if a civilian shot a cop who was handcuffed in the back of his car, we’d know his name instantly.
Where are the tasers in this situation? Where is anything else? Shooting someone in the head is NOT acceptable in this situation! Even if the person is a raging asshole; even if the person is a murderer!
And oh, the pig is a poor shot too. Only grazed the guy’s face.
In the country which imprisons the highest amount of its population of any country in the world (America) , it is important to know that a LOT of people in jail are in jail because cops outright lied. Here’s a guy who’s going to get his conviction over turned — not because there is justice in Amerika, but because the cops accidentally left a microphone on.
Officer Michael Little and Kyle Dawley are pigs; nobody should hire these scumbags.
But look at the things they AREN’T censoring! “How to steal from Wal-Mart” is okay, but how to download an mp3 apparently is not.
Remember when Google’s motto was “Don’t Be Evil”?
Now they are completely capitulating to the MAFIAA. Very sad that copyright is destroying openness.
uTorrent is the best program to come out in the past 10 years! And now you can’t even autocomplete it on Google. Very, very, very, very, very lame.
January 31, 2011
January 29, 2011
Why the sudden need to shut down an entire community with an army of heavily armed cops—just to collect some cell phones, computers and video that has been publicly available on the Internet for nine months?
Maybe because the police here are acting like TOTAL UNAMERICAN PIGS. D.A. Steve Cooley called this raid should not only be stripped of their ability to ever have a job in the public sector again, but should be the defendant of a major lawsuit, and the source of national shame.
LAPD mistreating black people? Where have we heard that before?
This is all over someone recording an arrest, in public, with their cell phone!
AS MUCH AS COPS DON'T WANT IT TO BE, DOING THIS IS LEGAL. Don't sign any agreements. Fight this to the top. Everyone who has has won every time. We absolutely have a right to film OUR policeman working on OUR tax dollars.
FUCK STEVE COOLEY! HE'S A PIECE OF UNAMERICAN, INTIMIDATING SHIT!
I heard this is a good place to price out tires; many stores will match the rates here, etc., etc.
Wait, what? After deliberately ignoring people voting the issue up to #1 on his online site, Obama is now acknowledging the drug war?
Did his political strategists finally tell him he has zero chance of being reelected?
This seems…. Like quite the change, even for Obama.
Sounds like the Peace Corps took a page out of the Catholic Church's book. How many of these women would NOT have been raped if the Peace Corps had not covered up the rape of the other ones?
January 29, 2011
PEOPLE: Directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Dukes Of Hazzard 2), Kate Nelligan (Wolf, Cider House Rules), Sean Young (Blade Runner, Stripes, Dune, Ace Ventura:Pet Detective, Dr. Jekyll And Ms. Hyde), Christopher McDonald (Dukes Of Hazzard 2, Fanboys, Superhero Movie, Requiem For A Dream, SLC Punk!), and James Remar (Pineapple Express, The Girl Next Door, 48 Hrs).
Also, bit parts by Jane Lynch (who’s been in some things we’ve watched recently, such as Fifty Pills, Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story, the Area 57 failed pilot, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Lemony Snicket’s, and Role Models) and Kevin Michael Richardson (who has voiced a lot of cartoons we’ve watched recently, such as Batman:The Brave And The Bold, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine & The X-Men, The Batman, and The PJs).
QUIRKS: An early spoof movie. While it spoofs Double Indemnity, Cape Fear, 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and other movies, it is for the most part NOT a montage of spoofed scenes, but it’s own movie. Just one that doesn’t take itself seriously. At all. It’s actually a quite ridiculous comedy/crime movie.
BAD STUFF: The jokes are NOT top notch. They go for the corny, easy, obvious joke whenever possible. It can be a bit painful at times.
CONCLUSION: Although the jokes were cornily painful at times, this was still a fun movie to watch just for ridiculousness’s sake. However, there are many spoof and comedy movies that are much funnier than this. Carl Reiner fortunately stopped directing movies soon after this.
RECOMMENDATION: See this on a slow night when you want some easy comedy watching. Don’t expect anything brilliant.
SIMILAR MOVIES: The Naked Gun (which is funnier).
MOVIE QUOTE: Prison Reporter: Mr. Ravine, how does it feel to have slept with a murderess?
Ned Ravine: It’s better than sleeping with a Ninja Turtle.
COINCIDENCES: (Role Models, Fatal Instinct) 2 movies within a day that had scenes of flirting innuendo involving hot dogs.
(Dukes Of Hazzard 2, Fatal Instinct) 2 movies within a week that had Sherilyn Fenn AND Christopher McDonald.
January 28, 2011
Yay bailout! Let's give billions to corporate scum while whining about how much war, health care, and the drug war are costing us. Fucktards.
January 27, 2011
The fucking pig lied. The city's Office of Municipal Investigations "determined that Officer Scarpine never observed this incident", even though he charged the woman and testified that he saw her do something. Sounds to me like he was trying to frame this woman.
He went back to duty and has now been charged with a wrongful drug arrest — but those were dismissed.
The thin blue line at work — you can be caught lying several times, but our tax dollars will still pay for you to lie and frame more innocent people, thanks to the system protecting lying pics like Scarpine.
Lying pigcop Joseph Cruz said that the autistic man attacked him with a knife. But DNA tests on the knife found someone else's DNA, so it seems like he was lying. And why didn't he use a taser?
Also pointing to Joseph Cruz being a liar: He said he had never met the victim before the shooting — but a witness said they'd seen Cruz confront Chaudhry by name on multiple occasions before.
FURTHER circumstance leading to thinking this man is a liar is that he was FIRED from the police force for dishonesty, after giving shifting accounts of someone escaping him, and pistol whipping a man but claiming that the man pistol whipped himself by lifting his head into the butt of a gun.
He certainly seems like a violent idiot lying pussy pig. But of course in the lawsuit, the city tried to say he was credible, EVEN AFTER FIRING HIM FOR NOT BEING CREDIBLE. Thin Blue Line at work there.
This is basically the same as demanding to keep photocopies of all private mail people send, demanding to keep recordings of every phone call made by every citizen.
But oh! Computers are scary and hard to understand! That makes all this okay! Fucking boot-licking fascists.
A YouTube account of re-cut Seinfeld videos, where the characters are cast as evil and not as funny.
January 26, 2011
Where are all the atheists ejecting religious people from government meetings because they don't like shirts that say "Under God"?
What? These people don't exist.
Oh right! Such level of douchitude is generally only justified by fucking idiots who place their faith in sky fairies.
They physically removed a guy from a meeting because his shirt said, "One Nation, Indivisible", without including "under god" on it.
Fucking Christians. I heard not all Nazis were bad guys either, but when you're part of a group that regularly oppresses peoples' lives and forces them to live by your standards — you're going to be considered standing shoulder to shoulder with pedophiles and censors.
Sounds like there were a couple council members who were sane, and made a motion for their constitutional rights to exist [as if a motion can determine such a thing!]. That's good.
But Mayor John Sullivan? He's a Christian Nazi who should be sued.
Yay technology! Finally removing all the limits, finally allowing humans to maximize their choice of possible behavior. "Kinky sex makes the world go 'round."
Warning:Kind of a long article.
Yea, atheists abuse animals too. But they don't do so based out of respect for ancient manuscripts about fictitious sky fairies.
And this is why a lot of conservatives still think that a business should be able to refuse to serve black people: It's because they want to conserve the old property rights people had to do whatever the fuck they want with their property.
At some point, people decided that if you open your private doors to the public, that the public can now tell you what to do.
And in this case, they've said – NO, you can't open a thrift store. How dare you?
This is the major flaw of democracy. People can get together and trample on peoples' rights. This is also why I'm against zoning laws. There are already laws to prevent harm; use those to save your children instead.
Of course, this is Alabama, a state full of racists and rednecks…
To those saying health care is unconstitutional, it's not.
Income tax isn't unconstitutional (I stand corrected by Chris Yates on this one). And Congress saying you need to get health care is not unconstitutional, as many of the people who WROTE the constitution passed this law in 1798.
So to those trying to take a strict constitutional defense against national health care — Sorry, but you're wrong. You might want to ask the people who actually wrote the constitution about it.
January 26, 2011
PEOPLE: Co-directed by Ethan Maniquis (his first directing credit). Written *AND* Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror, Sin City, Spy Kids, The Faculty, 1 segment of Four Rooms). Co-written by Alvaro Rodriguez.
Starring Danny Trejo (Predators, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, Eyeborgs, Fanboys, Smiley Face, The Devil’s Rejects, Anchorman, Trojan War, Enrique on King Of The Hill, etc etc) as Machete. He finally has a LEAD role, after being a supporting or incidental character in hundreds of movies (they killed him way too early in Predators). Apparently the Machete character was also in Spy Kids 1-3. (Wow, I may finally have a reason to watch those movies??) Apparently this is actually the FIFTH movie with the Machete character in it.
The Senator is played by Robert Deniro (Brazil, Meet The Fockers, Wag The Dog, Stardust, etc etc). Yvette the INS (ICE) agent played by Jessica Alba (Dark Angel, Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four movies, Sin City). Torrez is played by Steven Seagal (Cock Puncher in The Onion Movie, The Patriot) — the first time Seagal has played an outright villain. Luz is played by Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy in Avatar, Resident Evil 1, Lost). Jeff Fahey. Cheech Marin (i.e. Cheech & Chong Cheech). Don Johnson (Miami Vice). Lindsay Lohan (cast appropriately!).
UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]→ Illegal immigrant murders U.S. citizens, escaps prosecution.
QUIRKS: Based on the fake trailer shown between the 2 halves of the Grindhouse double feature movie. And this movie is grindhouse in every sense of the word. Crazy gore, cheesy dialogue, ridiculous plots and situations. Everything that makes movies great escapism. This is to Mexican exploitation what Black Dynamite is to black exploitation. Lots of violence. Plenty of sex — Machete gets laid four times. (Three if you count a threesome as once.) MACHETE IS A BADASS. END OF STORY.
VISUALS: Modern production values with fake 1970’s-film-looking effects overdubbed to make it look old while actually being new. And while you get to see some Jessical Alba nudity, IT ISN’T REAL, it’s computer-generated. What a fucking prude. She’s the Milli Vanilli of the titty world.
SOUNDTRACK: Retro 1970s Mexican feel.
WILHELM SCREAM: Yup!
MORALS: There’s the law–and there’s what’s right.
POLITICS: Immigration politics looked at from interesting angles. Of course, this was written way before the unconstitutional Arizona law was passed. But that won’t stop people from thinking this is some liberal conspiracy commentary on the Arizona law. Hah!
GOOD STUFF: Great action. Ridiculous deaths. Ridiculous situations. A great feeling of closure. Epic fights and battles. Epic cars with guns on them. What’s not to like?
BAD STUFF: Some people will find this cheesy. Get over yourselves. This isn’t supposed to be a 100% serious movie. If every movie had to be serious, I’d kill myself.
CONCLUSION: Serious grindhouse action at its finest. We came in with high expectations and was still pleasantly surprised. Plus, it’s one of those movies that you THINK is over, and then it keeps going for awhile after that, and you’re all happy that it didn’t end prematurely.
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 7.4/10, Netflix: 3.8/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 4.5/5 stars–well played, Netflix).
RECOMMENDATION: DO NOT MISS THIS, THE BEST ACTION MOVIE OF 2010!!
Machete: Machete don’t text. — Apparently after Rodriguez thought of this movie and told Danny Trejo about it, Trejo kept calling him at random hours of the day trying to convince him to make this movie. Eventually, Rodriguez asked him to text him instead of keeping up with the voice-call harassment. Trejo simply responded: “Machete don’t text.” It’s hilarious that this was incorporated into the actual film!
Sartana: We didn’t cross the border. The border crossed us.
Padre Benito del Toro: I absolve you of all your sins. Now get the fuck out.
Sartana: Well, there’s the law and there’s what’s right. I’m gonna do what’s right.
Ian B’s review. “This isn’t a spoof, but Rodriguez knows how to push every scene just far enough over the top to make it funny without entering completely silly territory.”
Dr. Dark gives it his “highest recommendation”.
Rachel Weird: “Machete = OMG WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Outlaw Vern’s review, funny as always. “Even though he has these directors who love him like Rodriguez and Rob Zombie he’s still just getting these supporting roles or cameos and then for his day job he still has to fight some Eyeborgs or something.” He also reviewed the script before the movie came out.