ptown_trojans_1

On Jan 25, 2022:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 12:44 pm
posted by like_that

Isn’t there supposed to be a news cycle about how the free press is under attack? I thought how this works.


There was and then Biden apologized and said he was wrong, which Trump would never do. 

Still bad, but let's not act like the two are the same. 



ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 12:43 pm
posted by justincredible

Now, snark aside, it certainly seems like we're in a period of "crisis" or at the very least heading into one. It could be complete bullshit, but if it's not, a lot of people are going to be completely blindsided over the next decade or so.

No different than 2007-2008. We had the casualties of Iraq and Afghanistan in the news. Russia invaded Georgia, North Korea was launching missiles, and China was feeling itself after hosting Beijing games. Oh, the the global economy tanked. 

I'd also say, today is nothing compared to the daily news or crisis of the late 1960s or early 1970s. 

On Jan 24, 2022:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 07:02 pm
posted by justincredible

Well, we're in a Fourth Turning anyway, which almost always ends in a major war, so this was inevitable. The next decade is going to be LIT.

Oh you subscribe to that theory? 

I find it highly dubious as it is a lot of assumptions and cherry picking historical events to paint a broad brush of an era. 

I remember reading it in college and thinking this is way too simplistic. 


ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 06:58 pm
posted by QuakerOats

Mr. Hanson is about as good as they come;  you best read up. 



Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953) is an American conservative commentator, classicist, and military historian. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for The New York TimesWall Street JournalNational ReviewThe Washington Times, and other media outlets.

He is a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and visiting professor at Hillsdale College. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush, and was a presidential appointee in 2007–2008 on the American Battle Monuments Commission.

He is also a long time neocon who has been wrong about a lot of things over the years....

On Jan 18, 2022:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:07 pm

Yellow jackets finished up last week. That show is awesome. Lord of the flies meets Lost. Great finale that sets it up for a few season run. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:06 pm
posted by gut

Final season of The Expanse was good, although could have used a few more episodes.

But one of the most bizarre choices I've ever seen was to include a "Pet Sematary" storyline that left a rather large, unresolved WTF?!?  One of the writers must have thought it was a really cool idea to include that rip-off because there's no other explanation.

Yeah, the whole kid storyline made no sense, but I think is part of a larger story line in the books. No idea why it was in there. 

I enjoyed the last season more than I thought. Was surprised how much they threw in there those 6 episodes. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:04 pm
posted by Automatik

Book of Boba Fett anyone?

3 episodes in and I think it’s trash. 

It's pretty average to bad. The flashback stuff is bad. 

On Jan 8, 2022:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 10:00 pm
posted by superman

In your original post, you lied and said it hasn't happened in 150 years. It happened less than 3 years before.  

You're a lying sack of shit. Just like always. 

I'm sorry in 2018 did they storm the House and Senate chamber? Did they endanger everyone? If so, prove it. Show the pictures.  Seems like you are the one spewing horse shit. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 09:51 pm
posted by superman

Oh hey look. Ptown is still a partisan hack. 


Lol

You equate them as the same....and I, as a rational person, do not. 

I'm sorry in 2018 did they hurt people and destroy property in the House and Senate? If so, show me. 


ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 09:47 pm
posted by superman

Democrats stormed the Senate on 2018 because of the press and the lies about the Russia hoax.  I'll wait for you to show me your posts condemning that in the same terms. 

You post pictures of the damage inside the capital and I will comment.....

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 01:10 pm
posted by bigorangebuck22
Got all caught up with this one. Very good. 

There is one episode left, next week. Each odd episode has been fantastic. One of the best shows I've seen in a while. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 01:05 pm
posted by Fletch

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/01/07/gop-rep-moore-biden-impeachment-investigating-pelosis-role-in-1-6-riot-possible-for-gop-led-house-after-midterms/


Let’s see what another investigation may find.  

If you impeach Pelosi for 1-6 and lax security, can you also impeach Senator McConnell, who led the other side of Congress at the time? 


ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 01:03 pm
posted by Fletch

If Trump was reelected and the left was the ones that went into the capital, it wouldnt have made the news after the 2nd day.


The left did protest after Trump was elected...remember the Women's March? 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 11:01 am

Typical thoughts on 1/6 on here. 

The fact the only death was a protester/ rioter and not a member of Congress is the big reason it is not universally denounced or touted as a bigger deal. 

If a member of Congress would have been injured or killed, then I think we would see more collective opinions on the day. 

1/6 was not as bad as 9/11 or PH, because of the lack of deaths, but it was not just a walk in the park either. It was still a low point in our history as a branch of government was breached by an angry mob/ riot. That has not happened in over 150 years. Rioters stormed the capital and thanks for the police and luck no one was injured or killed. 

In addition, the inaction by the President at the time, and his advisors pushing the election was stolen, even to today cannot be forgotten or diminished. The fact the Republican party does not squash the idea the election was stolen and in fact allows the crazies to continue to spout the bullshit is a bigger concern. 

Nothing has changed since 1/6 as Trump still says it was stolen, his supporters still believe it, and the Republican party still believes it. If Trump run again, he will get the nomination easily, and we will be back in the same situation as he will contest the results no matter what. 

On Dec 23, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 08:28 am
posted by brutus161

They've brought in 2 from the Netflix shows so far. 

Yup. Hopefully that spins off into a new version of the series or gets folded in an existing one. Still awesome to see. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:43 am

Finale of Hawkeye yesterday was actually fun and not too bad. They may actually bringing in some old tv characters. 

I'd probably put Hawkeye 2nd in terms of Disney + Marvel shows. It is behind Loki and ahead of Wandavision with Falcon and the Winter Soldier way last. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:37 am
posted by Laley23

Yellowstone is super weird. Cause Peacock has the streaming rights, but Paramount has the first run/cable rights. And Paramount+ (CBS) has nothing.

Anyway, I have Paramount as a channel, so I have it all DVRd as well as the new spinoff 1883. But didn’t have the channel when S1 aired and they are insanely stingy on re-airs. 

Will probably pay Peacock for a month and get thru S1, then call it a day and use the Paramount DVRd episodes.

Yeah, that has been one of my barriers for the show. It's a pain to figure out where it is. 

I've seen a little bit of it, and it's fine. I am just watching other stuff and don't have the time to catch up. But, I see the appeal. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 07:33 am
posted by justincredible

Didn't realize this was the final season. Looking forward to see how they wrap it up.

Yeah, same. There is a lot of tie up and so far it is fine. Not great, but not awful either. 

On Dec 21, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Random TV Thread" at 11:10 am

TV picked up the last few weeks. 

Succession ended a few weeks ago and was epic. 

Currently watching: 

-Yellowjackets on Showtime: Female Lord of Flies meets Lost. Awesome show so far. 

-Hawkeye: Had low expectations, but is fun. 

-The Expanse: Final season started earlier this month. 

-Station Eleven: Based on the book from some years ago. Post Pandemic society 20 years later. It may be one of the best shows of the year. 


Book of Boba Fett is next week and am excited to see where that goes. 

Also, not sure if anyone has checked out the Beatles Get Back doc on Disney +, but it may one of the best music documentaries I have ever seen. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Spider-Man No Way Home…No Spoilers…" at 11:05 am

Rarely does a movie live up to the hype. This one did.  When Marvel is on...it's pure fun. I do think their best movie since Endgame. 

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