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Tom Yossarian Joad

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RRR A strange and fun Indian film that Marvel could learn from...

Now playing on Netflix. Music, dancing and over the top action.

Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Wed Jun 7, 2023, 08:28 PM (5 replies)

10, 9, 8, 7... BIDEN FUCKING TRIPPED!!! Was he wearing a tan suit? Waiting on Faux.

And the many others who will somehow relate this to the penchant of diddling infants in the basements of pizza parlors.
Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Thu Jun 1, 2023, 04:07 PM (7 replies)

DeSantis is about to discover that his base doesnt want to pick their own fruit and veggies,

do their own roofing, watch their own children or clean up construction sites and really want to be able to have a workforce they can tap into that will cost a fraction of what they'd have to pay Proud Boys.

His supporters don't give a shit about the legalities of workers, they care about profit and Desantis is threatening theirs.

It's about time that Immigrants garner a slice of America from the pie that so many have been hoarding. I think Desantis is pushing things that way through his own inability to see things through to logical conclusions.

Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Thu Jun 1, 2023, 11:25 AM (17 replies)

Drones attack Moscow, damaging residential buildings

Source: nbc

Moscow was hit by drones Tuesday morning, in what appeared to be the first attack on residential areas of the Russian capital since the invasion of Ukraine and a dramatic display of the Kremlin's war increasingly coming home.

The incident caused damage to some buildings in Moscow and forced residents to evacuate homes, local officials said.

It comes weeks after an alleged drone attack on the Kremlin itself and following days of deadly Russian bombardment against civilians in Kyiv, as events far from the front lines take the spotlight ahead of Ukraine’s planned counteroffensive.


Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that his country "has nothing directly to do" with the drone attacks on Moscow. Ukraine is, however, "pleased to observe and predict an increase in the number of attacks," he said in a YouTube interview Tuesday.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/moscow-hit-by-drone-attack-causing-damage-to-residential-buildings/ar-AA1bRR5z?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=897292a315eb4b158bebd08d75b43752&ei=11
Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Tue May 30, 2023, 06:25 AM (26 replies)

'Trump Bucks' promise wealth for MAGA loyalty. Some lose thousands.

In the recesses of the internet where some of Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters stoke conspiracies and plot his return to the White House, suspected con artists have been mining their disappointment over the last presidential election for gold.

They’ve been peddling “Trump Bucks,” which are emblazoned with photos of the former president, and advertising them online as a kind of golden ticket that will help propel Trump’s 2024 bid and make the “real patriots” who support him rich when cashed in.

John Amann told NBC News he bought $2,200 worth of Trump Bucks and other items over the past year only to discover they were worthless when he tried to cash them in at his local bank. So he’s gone on Twitter to warn other Trump supporters not to fall for this scam.

NBC News has identified the Colorado-based companies behind the Trump Bucks as Patriots Dynasty, Patriots Future and USA Patriots and reviewed dozens of social posts, online complaints and hundreds of misleading ads for the products. Additionally, NBC News has found at least a dozen people like Amann who say they invested thousands of dollars after watching the pitches on Telegram and other websites that strongly suggested that Trump himself was endorsing these products. /SNIP


Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Sat May 27, 2023, 09:33 PM (15 replies)

FUBAR on Netlix. Bring the popcorn.

Found a nice respite from the news in an entertaining spy parody that did not take itself too seriously and invites the viewers to do the same. Was not expecting the LOLs or even to like this one.

Cotton candy for the brain.

Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Fri May 26, 2023, 06:57 PM (4 replies)

Tennessee governor quietly signs law dissolving police oversight boards meant to investigate police

Source: Yahoo news


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation this week dissolving independent oversight boards meant to investigate police departments in the state.

The law will replace the community-led boards with "review committees" that will be comprised of members appointed by a mayor. Those members will then only be able to refer complaints to law enforcement internal affairs, according to the Associated Press.

Nashville residents voted to form one of these boards in 2018, a year after the shooting of Jocques Clemmons. The 31-year-old Black man was shot and killed by a white police officer — identified as Joshua Lippert — during a traffic stop, WZTV, a local Nashville Fox affiliate, reported.

Lippert was not charged in connection to the incident after arguing self-defense. Police claimed that when Clemmons fled from the scene, he had a gun in his possession, the Tennessean reported. The decision not to charge Lippert sparked protests in the community, and residents called on local officials to take action.


Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-governor-quietly-signs-law-140338784.html

Residents are already pushing back.
Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Sat May 20, 2023, 07:31 PM (16 replies)

Disturbing Footage Shows Alleged Shoplifter Was Retreating When Walgreens Guard Killed Him

Disturbing new footage revealed Monday that Banko Brown, the suspected shoplifter fatally shot by a Walgreens security guard in San Francisco last month, was walking backwards out of the store when a single shot was fired into his chest.

Prosecutors released the graphic clip along with an announcement Monday that Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, 33, won’t face criminal charges in the death of Brown, a 24-year-old Black man.

The security footage showed Brown and Anthony fighting near the store’s entrance, with the security guard repeatedly hitting Brown before placing him in a headlock and pinning him to the ground. Anthony drew his gun as they broke apart, later telling cops he did so because Brown threatened to stab him, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins’ office wrote in a lengthy report on Monday.

Brown managed to get up, grab a bag of what prosecutors described as “stolen merchandise,” and walk backwards through the entrance while making a brief, sudden movement at Anthony. Less than two seconds later, Anthony fired a single shot from his handgun, and Brown collapsed to the sidewalk outside.

/snip https://news.yahoo.com/disturbing-footage-shows-alleged-shoplifter-224114266.html

Seems as if the trump rhetoric is transferring into open season on minorities.
Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Mon May 15, 2023, 11:20 PM (8 replies)

Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett wins National Headliner Award

Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett has received the 2023 National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Presented by The Press Club of Atlantic City, the Headliner Award is one of the oldest annual contests in the nation recognizing journalistic merit.

The judges praised Bennett's work for "generating a-ha moments, sadness and relevance. The clarity and simplicity of the artwork was excellent and the variety of topics demonstrated the depth and breadth of news events in 2022."

Bennett's work is published on the Chattanooga Times editorial page and on the Sunday Perspective section. His work is also syndicated internationally in about 100 newspapers through Counterpoint Syndication.

This is the fifth Headliner Award for Bennett, who's also received the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Overseas Press Club Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He has been named Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by Editor & Publisher magazine.

"The Times Free Press is proud of this national recognition of Clay's cartoons," newspaper Editor Alison Gerber said Wednesday. "In his 15 years here in Chattanooga, he has entertained, enlightened and, yes, angered, readers with his depictions of issues of the day."

See the winning cartoons below:


Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Wed May 10, 2023, 02:34 PM (2 replies)

I remember that for a time I was a big supporter of John Edwards until...

I found out of his infidelities and treatment of his infirm wife.

I then dropped him like a bad habit and moved on which is what one might expect of any thinking American voter.

So what the fuck is it with Trump supporters???

Are they just without morals? Are they stupid? Are they so brainwashed that they vote against their own ideals?

Or is it that they are just so filled with hate of anything non-WASP that they will support anything that might lend credence to their hate and prejudice?
Posted by Tom Yossarian Joad | Mon May 8, 2023, 01:28 PM (47 replies)
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