Much Needed Heroes (Vid of the Day)

Today’s clip features a concluding scene from the TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes… namely, the Season 2 Episode 1 installment, which is titled, Hogan Gives a Birthday Party (which just happened to air, last night, on the MeTV network). Because of the especially clever plot twists and turns, this episode, in particular, has always been a favorite of mine.

Aside: Ever since the resurgence of reprehensible Nazis, right within my own homeland, I’ve felt a renewed, heightened interest in this TV series, which originally aired on the CBS network from September 17, 1965 ~ April 4, 1971. I mean, it feels so damned good to be witnessing even fictitious characters fighting Fascists rather than watching the all too real Donald J. Trump sucking up to them.

Sitcom Concept: Our main hero, Col. Robert Hogan (Bob Crane), is in command of his rough and ready, Allied Forces special ops unit. They’ve all been captured by the Germans, however, that doesn’t mean they’re out of the action. Together, they fight WW-II right from out of a prisoner of war camp… Stalag 13… right under the noses of the narcissistic / inept Camp Commandant Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer) and the secretly antiwar Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner).

Episode Synopsis: Col Hogan kidnaps the Stalag 13 visiting, German General Biedenbender, commandeers his airplane and pilots a makeshift mission to fly over and bomb a German oil refinery. He then turns over command to the two shot down over Germany American pilots (who he’s helping escape back to London). Hogan and his men could’ve even flown back with them… to get back into the war, officially, but, instead, they return to Stalag 13 and parachute just outside the barbed wire fences. And from there, they resume their espionage and sabotage activities.

If I’ve failed to explain things, adequately, check out this Sitcom Link and Episode Link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karlan vs. Collins ~ Vid of the Day

Since I could not express myself more eloquently than Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan and political analyst Brian Tyler Cohen, via the above YouTube clip, I now yield my blogger’s dais to them both.

 

 

 

 

 

Nadler’s / America’s Last Stand? (Vid of the Day)

A true patriot / champion of freedom will feel pride when viewing our Vid of the Day... namely… U.S. House Representative Jerry Nadler’s gutsy, take no crap from anybody approach to reining in the reign of terror of one Donald J. Trump.

Nadler is courageously presiding over an orderly presentation of compelling evidence… thoughtfully building up his case to substantiate an unprecedented, unpresidential power grab that, left unchecked, could easily blur the Founding Fathers’ vision of America… correction… could certainly blind America into the absolute, irreversible darkness of depravity and tyranny.

While , normally, I’d agree that “innocent until proven guilty” certainly would and should apply, what, pray tell, is normal about a situation where a (so-called) sitting president releases his own damning, self-incriminating, written account of his infamous, July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky…

• a.k.a. a perfect example of a quid-pro-quo, which any reasonable person would deem Not in America’s Best Interests

• a.k.a. Trump’s thuggish, shakedown and attempted corruption of a foreign leader… all for the express purpose of digging up dirt on potential political rival Joe Biden…

• a.k.a. Trump’s attempt to subvert America’s free elections…

• a.k.a. Trump’s attempt to rip out and stomp on the very heart of Democracy!

While Trump’s whiny, wind-up Republican tools and toadies are ceaselessly blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the impeachment proceedings going “too fast”, what they fail to grasp is how the very person, who has sped up this process, is none other than Donald J. Trump!

What the hell else could his yes-men expect? Trump has already pleaded guilty to the damn crime!

Ms. Pelosi has exercised extreme judiciousness and forbearance in keeping open a totally open-and-shut case; a case where she had all the votes needed to have already impeached Trump.

 

ADDENDUM [12/06/19 09:09 AM]: Except for a minor revision of my blog headline and lead paragraph, the remainder of this post is identical to what I posted yesterday. I’ve done so to correct a lapse of good taste / good judgment.

 

 

 

Crime After Crime ~ NSFW Vid of the Day

The truly objectionable lyrics to Jen Houston’s Crime After Crime (the parody of Cyndi Lauper and Robert Hyman’s Time After Time), is her referral to the Trumpster as “our president”… the NSFW (W = World) entity who. with the exception of the corrupt sycophants who ritualistically / habitually stroke his massive ego, is president to no one.

If time permits, also check out Lauper’s memorable live performance of Time After Time… it’ll be time well spent…

 

 

 

 

 

Match Game’s Dumb Donald Strikes Again (Vid of the Day)

Highly imaginative (perhaps visionary) 1970s era Match Game writers supplied host Gene Rayburn lots of fill-in-the-blank, Dumb Donald scenarios to pose to his contestants. In the above clip, Donald gets cast in the role of the inept revolutionary.

We can only hope / pray that the present-day, real Donald is just as dumb when it comes down to his potential launching of the far more deadly and destructive nuclear WMD. If not, 7.7 billion Earthlings’ fate will be a far too early “dirt nap”.

Let’s check out my updated version of that long ago, Match Game scenario…

Harry, the aide-de-camp, said, “That Dumb Donald is a rotten excuse for a commander-in-chief. When he intercepted the Nuclear Football, he _____________.

Casting myself in the role of the virtual game show emcee, at this point, I’d supply the following link to any contestant unfamiliar with the term, Nuclear Football.

As for the possible contestant replies…

The worst would be… “started WW-III” or “launched the nukes”
The ideal would be… “fumbled it” or “lost possession”

Admittedly, mine is not a fun and funny game show scenario… but neither is a global, nuclear holocaust in real life.
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Monumental Mental Illness? (Vid of the Day)

Daily Show host Trevor Noah, is to be commended for so cleverly letting this clip’s story report itself. Even so, the alarming, key issue it raises requires a frank discussion… followed by some prompt, official, orderly action. I mean, any rational person, who is earwitness to this content, is bound to wonder…

Just where, within any (more or less) English speaking sector of our vast multiverse, does any of Donald Trump’s stream of (un)consciousness make any sense at all?

Even the trio of glazed eyed, slack jawed, grinning doofuses (a.k.a. Fox & Friends’ sycophantic propagandists Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade) seem to be even more befuddled than normal… if “normal” is even the operative word, here. Donny incessantly and angrily prattles over approximately one dozen of his friends’ repeated attempts to get his crazy train / train of thought back on the tracks.

Anyway, seeing how we are all still here, it’d appear that the boot-licking approach to psychotherapy may’ve distracted him for the time being. But… what the Hell would happen were he to suffer a monumental mental melt down when they’re off duty?

Left to his own devices (an estimated 4,018 nuclear devices) the fake prez / man-child / engineer could easily choo-choo 7.7 Billion Earthlings into an apocalyptic train wreck.

Referring back to our clip… i.e., Donny’s on the air, off the cuff aside… “I know, we can keep this going all day, right? It’s easy”… should serve as a mental note to his upper echelon underlings… oh… say… remind them that, for the sake of America’s…. indeed, the entire world’s survival… it’d be just as easy to promptly dust off the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment Section 4, which states…

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

 

 

 

 

 

Liar Liar DeCeit Liars! (Vid of the Day)

Attn song parodists / videographers: With a judicious updating of the lyrical / visual content, Liar Liar could become the perfect tune for Washington DeCeit’s imperfect times.

From the oh btw dept: This song is especially dedicated to anyone who can be deemed a pathological liar, deceiver, fibber, fabricator, equivocator, perjurer. That duly noted…

Howdy WordPress visitors: Although it’s tough to track down a song that’ll cover each unique, ensuing, ideological crisis, thanks to Debbie Harry’s cover of the Castaways’ Liar Liar and her videographer’s incorporation of thuggish criminal visuals, the overall effect does tend to support what we suspect is going down within the bowels of the White House… a.k.a. DT’s smoke filled, War Room think tank… correction… within his think tank of non-thinkers

Now, as for what, exactly, these conspirators might be conniving, who the hell knows? Perhaps a plot (or two or three) that’d be tantamount to… worst case scenario… selling out America to a ruthless dictator (whose shortened first name rhymes with BAD)?

At the very least, such evil machinations could interfere with a blogger’s ability to expose the tru