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June 7, 2017

Megyn Kelly’s interview with Putin

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 5:02 pm

Megyn Kelly is shown as she interviews Putin

You can read all about Megyn Kelly’s interview with Putin at http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/oliver-stone-megyn-kelly-stuff-putin-47896689

When I first heard that Megan Kelly was going to interview Putin, I thought that this was not a good idea. I love Megyn Kelly, but she is not an expert on anything. I was very dubious about her plan to interview Putin and as it turns out, I was right. She did not do well in the interview.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Film director Oliver Stone, whose series of conversations with Vladimir Putin air next week on Showtime, said he watched Megyn Kelly interview the Russian president on NBC and concluded that “he knew his stuff and she didn’t.”

Kelly’s interview, which aired on the debut of her newsmagazine, “Sunday Night with Megan Kelly,” on Sunday, “became machine-gun like,” Stone said, and was an example of how American journalism frequently leaves little room for nuance.

“I think she was attractive and she asked hardball questions, but she wasn’t in position to debate or counter him, because she didn’t know a lot of things,” he said.

NBC News President Noah Oppenheim shot back that “no one here is interested in Oliver Stone’s unsolicited thoughts on Megyn Kelly’s appearance or his ill-informed opinion of her journalism.”

“But so long as we’re offering each other professional feedback, please let him know I don’t think he’s made a decent movie since the early ’90s,” he said.

Putin was combative when asked in the NBC interview about hacking in the U.S. presidential election and relations between Russia and President Donald Trump’s team. He’s more serene on Showtime, where more than a dozen interviews that Stone conducted with the Russian president between 2015 and early this year unfold one hour per night for four nights starting Monday.

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Putin is noted for being a woman-hater. Megyn should have known that and she should have passed up the opportunity to interview him.

June 6, 2017

D-Day landings began on this day: June 6, 1944

Filed under: movies, TV shows, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:03 am

Footage dramatizing before dawn fighting, sunrise, and the first shore landings, on June 6th, 1944 as seen by paratroopers who had been dropped behind the lines into France.

June 5, 2017

Jumping into France

Filed under: movies, TV shows, World War II — furtherglory @ 5:36 pm

Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks had this vision of the Screaming Eagles jumping into Normandy.  This is from the series Band of Brothers.

May 22, 2017

Donald Trump’s wife did not go up to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem

Filed under: Trump, TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:01 am

This morning I watched, on TV, as President Trump went up to touch the Western Wall in Jerusalem. He was not accompanied by his wife. This led me to wonder if women are allowed to touch the wall.

Years ago, when I was traveling the world over, I wanted to go to Israel. I consulted a Jewish friend about this, and he told me not to go to Israel. He said “the Jews will rob you, rape you, and leave you lying in a ditch beside the road”. Those were his exact words. So I didn’t go to Israel.

This morning I read a news article which answered my question about whether women could go up to the Western Wall: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-becomes-first-sitting-u-s-president-to-visit-the-western-wall/

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Trump on Monday became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site.

Mr. Trump was seen placing a note inside the wall as he visited the mens-only side — a tradition visitors can partake in by writing a prayer or request and placing it in one of the wall’s cracks. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump was seen standing in front of the small portion of the wall devoted to women.

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Apparently all TV cameras were on Trump, while no one photographed Melania as she touched “the  small portion of the wall devoted to women.”

May 15, 2017

Are you getting sick of “there’s no there, there”?

Filed under: California, TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:45 am

How many times do you hear someone on the news today say “there’s no there, there”?

Young people today probably don’t know who originated this expression, nor do they know what it means. Gertrude Stein wrote this about the city of Oakland, CA which is very close to San Francisco, CA.

Oakland is famous for having expensive, luxury homes: https://www.zillow.com/oakland-ca/luxury-homes/

Gertrude Stein was a rich Jew. The expensive homes in Oakland were not good enough for her. That’s why she wrote her famous line.

Shown below is a typical Oakland home, which was not good enough for Gertrude Stein.

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April 19, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been kicked to the curb

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:09 pm

There have been rumors for days, about Bill O’Reilly; finally the day has come: O’Reilly has been kicked out of his TV show.

You can read all about it in this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-oreilly-is-officially-out-at-fox-news/2017/04/19/74ebdc94-2476-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.5dae0cc9bd52

This all started when O’Reilly insulted Megan Kelly on his TV news show. The insult was something about “blood coming out of her what-ever.” Or was it Donald Trump who hurled that insult? Bill and the Donald are like two peas in a pod.

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player.

The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his conduct represented yet another black eye to Fox, which had dealt with a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and then-chairman Roger Ailes, just last summer.

February 21, 2017

A preposition is not a word with which one should end a sentence

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:35 am

I recently wrote a blog post, on which I made a serious mistake in grammar when I ended a sentence with a preposition.

One of my readers offered to help me with my grammar.

This made me think about an old episode on the TV show “Beavis and Butt-head”, in which two FBI agents were having a conversation.

The first FBI agent said to his partner: “That’s the trailer they were jacking off in.”

The second FBI agent said: “You know better than to end a sentence with a preposition.”

Beavus and Butthead

Beavis and Butt-head

The first FBI agent then says: “Is that the trailer in which they were jacking off?”

In other words, there are some things that you just can’t write without ending your sentence with a preposition.

Technically this quote is from the movie “Beavis and Butt-Head do America”  based on the TV show.  I especially like the old lady in the movie.

February 19, 2017

Typesetter’s cabinet on the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:03 pm

Update:

I just saw a Big Bang Theory episode where it was mentioned that the cabinet that is shown on the show is a library card cabinet. When I was a student at the University of Missouri, the college library had a cabinet that is just like the one on The Big Bang Theory. So it turns out that this is a library cabinet where cards about the books in the library were stored.

Continue reading my original post:

A few days ago, I watched a rerun of the very first episode of the TV show named “The Big Bang Theory”. The show takes place in an apartment that was first occupied by Sheldon Cooper.  Then Leonard Hoffstetter becomes Sheldon’s room mate after passing a test, where he answers Sheldon’s  science questions correctly.

In the very first episode, the furniture in Sheldon’s apartment consisted of two folding lawn chairs and a coffee table made from something which I am not able to identify. In the background, there is a chest of drawers, which I believe is a typesetter’s chest.

There are tiny drawers in the chest, that used to be filled with type, which was formerly used to set type for a newspaper. I know this because I used to live in a small town that had a newspaper that was actually set in type by hand, one letter at a time.

My next door neighbor was the editor of the newspaper. When I was 12 years old, she took me to visit the newspaper office where she used to set the type for the town newspaper. In her newspaper office was a chest of drawers like the one that is shown on The Big Bang TV show. This was my introduction to the newspaper business and I decided, then and there, that I wanted to be a newspaper editor some day.

Fortunately, I lived only 45 miles from the University of Missouri which had the only university in the world, at that time, which had a School of Journalism. As the saying goes, the rest is history. I actually took a class in typesetting by hand, at the University of Missouri.

But to get back to The Big Bang TV show, the typesetter’s drawers are never mentioned on the show. I would like to know the story behind the drawers, and why they are never mentioned on the show.

February 3, 2017

Nazi Killer Magic (AHC)

Filed under: Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:44 am

I had a chance recently to watch a TV show on the American Heroes Channel, AHC, which was entitled “Nazi Killer Magic”.

Much of the show follows the typical AHC format.  It is made to look more “historical” by the flashing of a series of dates, which will be familuar to more sophisticated viewers. These dates are then followed by stock footage, which AHC seems to use again and again, in show after show.

I am particularly interested in Rudolf Hess and his relation to astrology and the occult.

Begin list of dates and players:

March 20th 1945 – Final assault on Berlin begins.  The show claims that Gobbles, the third Reich’s biggest skeptic turns to Astrology.

November 30th 1945 – Nuremberg trials, the show claims that any reference to the occult is forbidden from being admitted into evidence.

March 1917 – Story about how Hitler moved away from his fellow solders as if guided by divine providence, moments before a shell strikes.  (I have been trying to find the account of this incident in Mein Kampf but can’t seem to find it)

Erik Jan HanussenNamed as famous occultist in TV show.  Show claims that Hanussen was Hitler’s speaking coach. It is later reveled that he was a jew.

January 30th 1933 – Hitler comes to power.

Febuary 27th 1933 – Reichstag fire which the show claims Hanussen predicted.  He is killed soon after.

March 12th 1938 – Anschluss with Austria, first mention of the “spear of destiny“.

September 1st 1939 – given as the start of world war two, when England and France declare war on Germany.

November 1939 – Failed assassination attempt on Hitler.

Karl Ernst KraftAstrologer – the show mentions that Goebbels, with Kraft’s help, is using predictions of Nostradamus for propaganda purposes.

Alister Crowleymentioned as inventor of the V for victory sign used in England.

Minute 19 into the program

Here was one part of the show I actually found interesting.

The show claims that  British intelligence officers were targeting Hess, planting information that the stars were beckoning him to come to Germany.

Interestingly, the show claims that the name of the British “black ops” mission was “Operation Mistletoe.”

I had never heard these claims about British black ops astrologers targeting Hess before.  I am currently researching David Irving’s writing on the subject of Hess’s flight to Scotland.

Aktion Hess – The show talks about how after Hess flew to Scotland, all of the Astrologers in Germany were rounded up.  The show did have a good quip from Gobbles on the subject.  “Surprisingly not one of them predicted it.”

Hanns Hörbiger – World Ice Theory

June 22nd 1941 – Invasion of Russia, show claims timing of invasion based on Hanns Hörbiger .

December 1941 – Germans turned back at the gates of Moscow.  Lack of winter clothing recanted.

1943  World Ice Theory blamed, Hitler dreams that V2 rockets will hit Ice in space and supposedly cancels V2 program for a while.

Winter 1944 – Spring 1945 Werewolf program,  the show includes images of medieval Werewolves interspersed with actual Hitler Youth partisans.  It claims that the name of this program is rooted in the occult.

I think this part of the show might really appeal to Twitards.

March 23rd 1945, sound of wolf howling played on German radio.

Febuary 1945 -defeat inevitable, astrologers brought in.

Almost lastly, the show claims that Hitler’s death was a magical act, in view of the fact that he wanted his body to be burned.

April 25th 1945 – Show recounts Patton’s recapture of the spear of destiny in Nuremberg.  Claims that Patton believed in the spear of destiny.  Show recounts how the spear was placed six years earlier in a vault under the chapel in the castle in Nuremberg.

November 30th 1945. (again) Show recounts how Hess was not allowed to make a statement.  “Hess was silenced, and they Silenced forever” (at least they got that part right!)

That was the end of the show.

For those interested in further research it is interesting to note that Wikipedia currently takes a very skeptical view of Nazi occult theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism_and_occultism

January 31, 2017

January 31st, 1943 Paulus surrenders at Stalingrad

Filed under: Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:48 am

Classic “World at War” episode 9 footage on the battle of Stalingrad.

In an earlier blog post I asked what happened on January 31, 1943.  I also asked about a song played in Germany on this sad day.The winners can now be announced:

Begin winning comments

Paulus surrendered at Stalingrad. Those poor soldiers…and it was all Hitler’s fault.

Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — January 30, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

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For info, Bruckner’s beautiful adagio was played twice in Germany during WW2: on January 31, 1943, after Paulus surrendered, and on May 1, 1945, as prelude to the announcement of Hitler’s death by Karl Dönitz.

Comment by hermie — January 30, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

End winning comments.

I blogged about Paulus before; you can read more about him by clicking the link below:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/can-you-name-this-german-general/

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