Does this week mark the beginning of the end for the Republican Party or the end of the beginning?
There are a lot of interesting reactions from the disparate figureheads of the Republican and Conservative coalitions that make up the non-Obama supporting electorate. Much of the talk is far-reaching in pinning down just how marginalized the Republican Party has become. John Bohnier called Obamacare the “law of the land,” and the new mantra is that the Republican Party can’t survive appealing to a dwindling base of “old white guys.” Read the rest of this entry »
Prohibition era scene From National Constitution Center website
In my humble understanding of the nature of political movements, one of the key universals to help me is the idea of the coalition. The Progressive movement and the Tea Party movement both appeared as fairly unified groups. But closer inspection reveals enormous coalitions of disparate groups loosely bound together by one or two fundamental ideas. Often times, as with the West LA Wake Up America Protest earlier this month thin commonality can bond coalitions together in spite of thick disagreement. Read the rest of this entry »
In his Stern Show interview Bryan Cranston revealed a lot of fascinating facts about how he came to his role on Breaking Bad. Here he discusses some preparation he did for the role with a DEA expert on methamphetamine production. Cranston wouldn’t confirm whether or not he actually cooked up a batch or two but Stern seemed convinced that he did and was more interested to know whether Cranston every tried his own recipe. Read the rest of this entry »
Bryan Cranston gave a fascinating interview on the Stern Show. In this clip, he talks about luck—the one universal component of any successful career in Hollywood. He goes on to trace the random string of events that brought him to a small part in the X-Files TV show. He didn’t think much of it then but the director of that particular show would go on to Breaking Bad many years later and brought Cranston along. Read the rest of this entry »
I watched the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a kid. I had my square circle ring and some figurines and loved the battle royal concept most of all. The last conversation I had with my 89 year old grandfather, he revealed that he was an an avid watcher and gave me years of backstory on all my favorite characters.
I’ve heard plenty of Hogan interviews on Stern- him talking about steroids, his divorce, dumping millions into his daughter’s music career, etc. However, this interview was different because it made me think back to the Hogan I idealized. The mindfuck was instant. I imagined explaining the nuances of Hulk’s real life to a 10 year old kid who thought the whole drama of wrestling was real.
Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, may be the perpetrator-turned-whistleblower who, in a watershed moment, penetrates the numbing consistency of TSA failures to provoke real action. Read the rest of this entry »
Here Howard Stern releases his first ad in his campaign for political office in 2016. He is making a preemptive attack to the right flank of any future challengers by not only pledging to nuke Iran but taking things a step further. He’ll commandeer their radioactive oil to power flying cars for Americans.