Monday, May 16, 2022

A very bad writer at CINEMA BLEND



Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Elderly Celebrity Is As Confused As Joe" went up Saturday night and I posted "Kat's Korner: Freewheelin' Jewel"  on Sunday.

On writing,  I often marvel over what people get paid to write. Here's an example:

The Magnum P.I. reboot came onto the scene in 2018 and, while it seemed like it was too similar to the original series, it eventually found its footing. Not only did the show have plenty of entertaining action, it also had lovable characters that viewers came to love. It should also be noted that it took place in the same fictional universe as Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver, which allowed for some fun crossovers.

Someone was paid to write that. Grasp that. THis is not a blogger. This is someone paid to write and they write "it also had loveable characters that viewers came to love." Viewers came to love the characters -- isn't the redundant if the characters are loveable?

People are paid to write stuff like that.

I wrote my review that went up Sunday. I'm not a writer but I would have caught the mistake I'm using as an example. And if I had missed it, C.I. would've caught it. That's still the best part about 'writing' for me. I long ago learned to write in scraps and will assemble it after with C.I.'s help. If it weren't for her, I would've stopped about six months in. But she's always looking at my drafts and will say -- this is a good point -- or this needs to stay in -- or this is the heart of the review.

I didn't post after Thursday here. Because I thought the Thursday post was pretty important ("").and I wasn't sure I could do something about music that was. It matters because if someone discovers me through a new review, they hit on the link in the review to see something else and it may or may not be music. If it's music, they'll look around -- and may even find the sidebar where my previous reviews are lsited. If it's another topic, they may not check back.

And if you think I'm being mean about the article I quoted from before? It was published today and it also included this:

The message shows just how much the series means to him. It's honestly sad to think that the May 6 season finale has now become the de facto series finale. With this, one can only hope that the installment doesn't end on too big of a cliffhanger.


Today is May 15th. Shouldn't you know, if you're writing about MAGNUM PI on the 15th whether or not the May 6th episode ended on a cliff hanger or not.

And if you don't know and you're paid to write, shouldn't you have some resources? I don't watch the show. But I know how to find out what the last episode -- the May 6th one -- was about, do you? Go to WIKIPEDIA:

Gordon's ex-wife Beth is kidnapped, and the kidnappers want Gordon to kill his ex-partner Whelan who is in prison. Magnum and Higgins help Gordon break Whelan out of prison and discover the blackmailer is Ray Nasano who was also responsible for Gordon's sister Kim's death. They rescue Beth and catch Ray, but Gordon is suspended from HPD. Meanwhile Suzy gives birth to a baby girl. Higgins and Magnum admit their feelings to each other, and kiss.

So that's how the season ended. It would appear that things were wrapped up.

And, yes, it would be cool if Higgins were a man when you read the above; however, on the reboot he is a man.

I'm trying to be nice to the writer and not expose her. But I will note the article was published this afternoon by CINEMA BLEND. Again, a person was paid to write so poory. 

Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot"

Monday, May 16, 2022.  Stalemates all over Iraq.

October 10th, elections were held in Iraq.  The turnout was low n-- the lowest since the US  invasion.  the US government feared a low turnout which is  why they cash-bribed Moqtada al-Sadr .  Taking his cash pay out, Moqtada suddenly declared he was all for elections and hat everyone should vote in them and blah blah blah.  

All this time later, there's still no government.   A political stalemate is what Iraq remains in all this time later -- seven months and counting.

The western press -- especially the US press -- spent the first months after the election insisting that Moqtada was a kingmaker.  Moqtada leads a cult.  It's dwindled in the last three years.  A clear reason would be his leadership has failed to deliver.  When the us first invaded in 2003, Sadr City was a slum of Baghdad and, all these years laer, it remains a slum.  Between that and attacks on Shi;ite youths, Moqtada has harmed his own image and reputation.

The western press, which barely pays attention to Iraq, was caught unaware and caught trying to push the US State Dept's aims -- without revealing that's what they were.  They have been wrong.  They were wrong before the election, they remain wrong all these months later.

Ahead of the election, we ntoed that former prime mnister and forever thug Nouri al-Maliki remained a player in the political process.  We noted it, the US media ignored it.

Nouri has managed to hold Moqtada in check for months.  But, again, you'd never know that to read the US press.

They can't get it right because they can't get honest.

Will they get honest now?  Sinan Mahmoud and Robert Tollastand (THE NATIONAL) reports:

Iraq's Federal Supreme Court says Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi's caretaker government has no authority to create legislation to present to parliament, or strike agreements that could influence Iraq's future.

Sunday's ruling throws into doubt government efforts to meet urgent needs during a transitional period, including the passing of a law that Mr Al Kadhimi says is vital to stem a rise in food poverty.

Iraq held elections on October 10, the fifth parliamentary vote for a full-term government since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, in response to one of the core demands of a nationwide, pro-reform protest movement that erupted in 2019.

But since then, political rivals have been at loggerheads over the formation of the new government, delaying ratifying the federal budget.

Now the US press doesn't have to get honest.  They can just ignore this news like they've ignored anything factual that's repudiated their non-stop propaganda.  

But if you're watching, you should be aware of this.

This echoes decisions the same Court handed down from 2010 through 2012.  

And it's not surprising.  A government should have been formed by  now per the Iraqi Constitution.  

Seven months later and the western press has pretended this is normal.  And that it's not a problem.  Which is why they'll probably ignore the Court's verdict.  The Court's verdict proves them to be a liar.   And, again, this ruling is not unexpected.

In the fall of 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden insisted that they would oppose any SOFA that Bully Boy Bush might push for in the final days of his administration.  The majority of Democrats in Congress at the time were on record stating that they would also opposed any such contract.

The first week of November saw Barack elected president.  It also saw that promise to oppose any SOFA Bully Boy Bush  negotiated disappear from their campaign website.

End the war in ten months!!!!

That was Barack's campaign promise.  By accepting the SOFA, they were no longer bound to their promise, they had an out.  So their objections to it instantly vanished.

They had been right to object.  And there were no fiery editorials denouncing them when they were in the objecting stage.

That's because it is not fair for an outgling administration, in its final days, to saddle an incoming administration with policity promises and goals.  

And yet the 'caretaker' prime minister continues to try to force through deals and agreements.  

He should have been gone in November.  

The paralysis in the government is no excuse to allow him to continue to make policyy and implement long range planning.

There's another stalemate regarding Iraq and, as we've noted, this goes to Joe Biden's lame duck status as a president.  You usually are in your second term when you're viewed as a lame duck but Joe's senility makes his lame duck status a lot more obvious in his first term.  

KURDISTAN 24 reports:

The Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday received the outgoing US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller and discussed bilateral ties between Erbil and Washington. 

Barzani extended his appreciation to Tueller for his efforts in developing relations between the United States and the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement from the prime minister's office. He wished the US diplomat success in his future endeavors. 

They discussed the current state of affairs in Iraq and the Middle East as well as bilateral relations between Erbil and Washington, particularly in trade and investment, the statement added. 

Alina Romanowski is expected to replace Tueller. 

Alina Romanowski.  Confirmed March 24th.  March 24th.  It's May 16th.  How is she traveling to Baghdad?  By burro?  At what point does a functioning US press wake up and stop the propaganda.  If it's May and you were confirmed in March, your ass should be in Iraq by now.

Joe noinated the woman in December.  And the Senate practiced feet dragging.  They waited until March 2rd to hold a hearing on Joe's December 8th nomination.  And now that she was confirmed two months ago, she still can't get her ass to Iraq.

The UK ambassador has been working with the UN on attempting to break the poltiical stalemate.  The US has no real voice in this because everyone has known for months now that Tueller was leaving.

Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Elderly Celebrity Is As Confused As Joe" and Kat's "Kat's Korner: Freewheelin' Jewel" went up overr this weekend.  The following sites updated: