Sunday, December 31, 2017

Darkest Hour: A Review



There is some controversy about Darkest Hour. Some hated it. 

I concur with Steven Hayward's take, this is a far better movie than it may initially appear. It while it took liberties with the facts (making up events that may have never happened), it also captures how easy it would have been for Britain's leadership, given how dire things were, to capitulate to Hitler. 

I recently re-read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and Hilter was willing to cut a generous deal in exchange of Britain sitting out the war. Hitler's terms were very attractive (although his record in honoring treaties was something else entirely). What a disaster it would have been had Britain given in.  

Definitely worth watching. Gary Oldman gives a great performance. Lily James is excellent as his bullied but loyal secretary and so is Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill's wife. You may hate parts of it, but it pairs well with Dunkirk.

Mark Steyn (spoilers) in his review nails a critical scene in the Darkest Hour movie:
So, when Gary Oldman steps out of his chauffeured car en route to Number Ten and descends to the Tube, I don't mind the screenwriter's fancy per se. Nor do I object to the fairly obvious bit of affirmative action in his encountering among the passengers down there a young West Indian, "Marcus Peters": There were certainly black British subjects present in the mother country in 1940, as attested by beloved post-war celebrities of biracial parentage (Cleo Laine, Geoff Love, Shirley Bassey). No, what's disturbing is not the concoction but its purpose: It suggests that the new Prime Minister, wracked by doubts as to whether Halifax is right to pursue "peace" talks, is set straight by the doughty determination of the British people. This is the precise inversion of reality: In May 1940 Chamberlain remained the most popular politician in the country, and the citizenry, having watched the Nazi hordes consume a continent, was by no means eager to serve as the last line of resistance to what seemed an inevitable fate. The vox populi did not stiffen Churchill's resolve; he stiffened theirs.


John Podhoretz: The Oldman Churchill

Legal Insurrection: Darkest Hour

Rotten Tomatoes: Darkest Hour








Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuffs: Dial "B"

Hogewash: I'm so old...

Woodsterman: Windows

EBL: Churchill Quote of the Day

The Feral Irishman: 70's Crushes and Stary Night

90 Miles From Tyranny: NYT and Clinton collusion

Mark Steyn: New Years at the Movies and Ave atque vale 2017

Lem's Place: Hop Sing explains allHop Sing on CultureSJW, NYT, Chop Sticks

Animal Magnetism: GingermageddonRule 5Hump Day NewsMerry Christmas, and Gingermageddon

Diogenes' Middle Finger: You get right on that Bobby10 people I wish would go awayHillary New Years Resolutions for 2018

Pirate's Cove: Sorta blogless pinup and If all you see is this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, and what Christmas is about

A View From The Beach: Frosty FridayPutin Foe Acute Viagra Poisoning?Morning Shoe AdFBI and Prosecutor Misconduct

Political Clown Parade: CNN: Covering up for Ben RhodesAnother CNN meltdownPresident Flake, now that's funny2018 Most Vulnerable Dems2018 midtermsFlowing Curves of Beauty

Proof Positive: Best of the WebFriday Night Babe Zoe McLellanCNN hissy hitVintage Babes of the Week New YearsMedal of Honor John P. BacaHoliday Sex in AdvertisingBest of the WebFriday Night BabeVintage Babes of the Week Christmas

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and historical movies:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
HeroPress
Hogewash
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Raconteur Report
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD (RIP)

2018 Is Here: You already missed the ball drop in Australia

Predicting what is in store for 2018

Breaking News: "Multiple deputies down" in Littleton, Colorado


Hot Air: One officer dead, four wounded

Denver Post: Gunman believed to be dead

Twitchy: Active shooting in Littleton, Colorado

Patch: Multiple officers down in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

WFLA 8 NBC: Active shooting near Denver, Colorado, deputies shot

9 News Denver: Domestic disturbance in Highlands Ranch results in deputies being shot

DRUDGE REPORT: HOUSTON HOTEL ARSENAL BUST (unrelated to Colorado, but pre New Years Eve)

Stephen Hawking Discovers Gravity



NBC News: Stephen Hawking is working up a new theory using gravity waves. As Proof and Curmudgeon note, the logic may be a bit circular, but here's to Stephen Hawking plugging along.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Camera Obscura: New Years Resolution with bonus Zooey Deschanel and Ella Fitzgerald











Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuffs: 293rd Ed

Hogewash: Quote of the Day

Hot Air: 17 Striking Findings 2017

Rio Norte Line: Dawn of Wonder Woman

Woodsterman: Costume Party and As liberals cry

Mark Steyn: A Planet of Nanomoles and Racist trees

90 Miles From Tyranny: What needs doing and Mueller

Lem's Place: Hop Sing on CultureSJW, NYT, Chop Sticks

The Feral Irishman: Millenial Job Interview and Barbara Eden

Animal Magnetism:Rule 5Hump Day NewsMerry Christmas, and Gingermageddon

Diogenes' Middle Finger: 10 people I wish would go awayHillary New Years Resolutions for 2018

EBL: The Christmas SongAriana Savalas, Stepin OutBaby It's Cold OutsideHark!My Favorite Things

Pirate's Cove: Sorta blogless pinup and If all you see is this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, and what Christmas is about

A View From The Beach: Frosty FridayPutin Foe Acute Viagra Poisoning?Morning Shoe AdFBI and Prosecutor Misconduct

Political Clown Parade: CNN: Covering up for Ben RhodesAnother CNN meltdownPresident Flake, now that's funny2018 Most Vulnerable Dems2018 midtermsFlowing Curves of Beauty

Proof Positive: Best of the WebFriday Night Babe Zoe McLellanCNN hissy hitVintage Babes of the Week New YearsMedal of Honor John P. BacaHoliday Sex in AdvertisingBest of the WebFriday Night BabeVintage Babes of the Week Christmas

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and New Years Eve:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
HeroPress
Hogewash
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Raconteur Report
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD (RIP)

Celebrate National Bacon Day












Be careful cooking bacon!










Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuffs: 293rd Ed

Hogewash: Quote of the Day

Blazing Cat Fur: Bacon, Better!

Hot Air: 17 Striking Findings 2017

Rio Norte Line: Dawn of Wonder Woman

Woodsterman: As liberals cry about a tax cut...

Mark Steyn: A Planet of Nanomoles and Racist trees

90 Miles From Tyranny: What needs doing and Mueller

Lem's Place: Hop Sing on CultureSJW, NYT, Chop Sticks

The Feral Irishman: Millenial Job Interview and Barbara Eden

Animal Magnetism:Rule 5Hump Day NewsMerry Christmas, and Gingermageddon

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is this, or this, or this, or this, and this is what Christmas is about

Diogenes' Middle Finger: 10 people I wish would go awayHillary New Years Resolutions for 2018

EBL: The Christmas SongAriana Savalas, Stepin OutBaby It's Cold OutsideHark!My Favorite Things

A View From The Beach: Frosty FridayPutin Foe Acute Viagra Poisoning?Morning Shoe AdFBI and Prosecutor Misconduct

Political Clown Parade: CNN: Covering up for Ben RhodesAnother CNN meltdownPresident Flake, now that's funny2018 Most Vulnerable Dems2018 midtermsFlowing Curves of Beauty

Proof Positive: Best of the WebFriday Night Babe Zoe McLellanCNN hissy hitVintage Babes of the Week New YearsMedal of Honor John P. BacaHoliday Sex in AdvertisingBest of the WebFriday Night BabeVintage Babes of the Week Christmas

TOM: Two men charged with murder of lesbian couple and their childrenLesbian couple and children brutally murderedSJWs have reached their StalingradTransfemme sexual abuse allegationsInsanity studies with 'mental fog'Girls Raping GirlsViolence Against Women Update

Wombat: Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Amazing 2017 Friday, Da Tech Guy: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, also, OK – So I’m Worse Than Melania, Don Surber: Joe Manchin, Trumped, Hogewash: Programming Reminder, Mark Steyn: Collusion And Covfefe, also, The Wall Is All

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and pork inspired holidays:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
HeroPress
Hogewash
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Raconteur Report
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD (RIP)

When 100,000 Iranian Women Protested Head Scarfs



With Iranians in the streets this weekend protesting the Mullahs, here's a 1979 flashback to when 100,000 Iranian women protested head scarfs.  Then vs. now. There is a strong anti-regime contingent in Iran, kept in check by the Mullahs. 

AoSHQ: This Is CNN

Daily Caller: Protestors Defiant








Iranian women in December 2017 seem a lot like Iranian women in 1979.





My Pet Jawa: Meanwhile in Tehran


Just One Minute: Meanwhile, back in Iran...










Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuffs: 293rd Ed

Lem's Place: Boo Boo

Hogewash: Quote of the Day

Hot Air: 17 Striking Findings 2017

Rio Norte Line: Dawn of Wonder Woman

Woodsterman: As liberals cry about a tax cut...

Mark Steyn: A Planet of Nanomoles and Racist trees

90 Miles From Tyranny: What needs doing and Mueller

The Feral Irishman: Millenial Job Interview and Barbara Eden

Animal Magnetism:Rule 5Hump Day NewsMerry Christmas, and Gingermageddon

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is this, or this, or this, or this, and this is what Christmas is about

Diogenes' Middle Finger: 10 people I wish would go awayHillary New Years Resolutions for 2018

EBL: The Christmas SongAriana Savalas, Stepin OutBaby It's Cold OutsideHark!My Favorite Things

A View From The Beach: Frosty FridayPutin Foe Acute Viagra Poisoning?Morning Shoe AdFBI and Prosecutor Misconduct

Political Clown Parade: CNN: Covering up for Ben RhodesAnother CNN meltdownPresident Flake, now that's funny2018 Most Vulnerable Dems2018 midtermsFlowing Curves of Beauty

Proof Positive: Best of the Web, Friday Night Babe Zoe McLellanCNN hissy hitVintage Babes of the Week New YearsMedal of Honor John P. BacaHoliday Sex in AdvertisingBest of the WebFriday Night BabeVintage Babes of the Week Christmas

TOM: Two men charged with murder of lesbian couple and their childrenLesbian couple and children brutally murderedSJWs have reached their StalingradTransfemme sexual abuse allegationsInsanity studies with 'mental fog'Girls Raping GirlsViolence Against Women Update

Wombat: Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Amazing 2017 Friday, Da Tech Guy: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, also, OK – So I’m Worse Than Melania, Don Surber: Joe Manchin, Trumped, Hogewash: Programming Reminder, Mark Steyn: Collusion And Covfefe, also, The Wall Is All
A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and New Years Eve:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
HeroPress
Hogewash
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Raconteur Report
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD (RIP)

Cheers: 2018 is coming!










Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuffs: 293rd Ed

Lem's Place: Boo Boo

Hogewash: Quote of the Day

Hot Air: 17 Striking Findings 2017

Rio Norte Line: Dawn of Wonder Woman

Woodsterman: As liberals cry about a tax cut...

Mark Steyn: A Planet of Nanomoles and Racist trees

90 Miles From Tyranny: What needs doing and Mueller

The Feral Irishman: Millenial Job Interview and Barbara Eden

Animal Magnetism:Rule 5Hump Day NewsMerry Christmas, and Gingermageddon

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is this, or this, or this, or this, and this is what Christmas is about

Diogenes' Middle Finger: 10 people I wish would go awayHillary New Years Resolutions for 2018

EBL: The Christmas SongAriana Savalas, Stepin OutBaby It's Cold OutsideHark!My Favorite Things

A View From The Beach: Frosty FridayPutin Foe Acute Viagra Poisoning?Morning Shoe AdFBI and Prosecutor Misconduct

Political Clown Parade: Another CNN meltdownPresident Flake, now that's funny2018 Most Vulnerable Dems2018 midtermsFlowing Curves of Beauty

TOM: SJWs have reached their StalingradTransfemme sexual abuse allegationsInsanity studies with 'mental fog'Girls Raping GirlsViolence Against Women Update

Proof Positive: Best of the WebFriday Night Babe Zoe McLellanCNN hissy hitVintage Babes of the Week New YearsMedal of Honor John P. BacaHoliday Sex in AdvertisingBest of the WebFriday Night BabeVintage Babes of the Week Christmas

Wombat: Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Amazing 2017 Friday, Da Tech Guy: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, also, OK – So I’m Worse Than Melania, Don Surber: Joe Manchin, Trumped, Hogewash: Programming Reminder, Mark Steyn: Collusion And Covfefe, also, The Wall Is All
A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and New Years Eve:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
HeroPress
Hogewash
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Raconteur Report
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD (RIP)