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Boycotting Trump Supporter Matthew McConaughey

To support Donald Trump is to support an attack by Russia against the United States.

As one who opposes anything associated with Donald Trump (or his Russian supported agenda) – I refuse to watch most things featuring Trump Supporter Matthew McConaughey.

Although it’s been over a year – McConaughey has never rescinded his pro-Trump comments.

After the divisiveness of the 2016 election and inauguration, actor Matthew McConaughey said “it’s time for us to embrace” Donald Trump and his agenda . . .

“No matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be,” McConaughey said. “Because he’s our president for the next four years, at least.”

“[Hollywood Celebrities] don’t have a choice now,” McConaughey said.

“He’s our president…  it’s time for us to embrace. Shake hands with this fact, be constructive with him over the next four years.”

The actor suggested that Americans should look for ways to be “constructive” even if they disagree with Trump.

“Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said — no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be. Because he’s out president for the next four years, at least,” he said.

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The complete 1972 movie – TALES FROM THE CRYPT

Patrick Magee, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins DBE, & Ralph Richardson.
Super scary Horror Movie, in the old, classic British style!

When a tourist group gets lost within ancient catacombs – they meet a sinister Crypt Keeper, who tells them each their fate. FREAKY TIKI!!

(this stand-alone movie has no relation to the HBO series of the same name / “Tales from the Crypt”.)

Political Critic PUSSY RIOT Poisoned in Russia

Punk Rock musician Pyotr Verzilov is being treated in the toxicology department of Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow, according to Russian news outlet Meduza.

A member of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot is reportedly hospitalized and in critical condition after what those close to the band member suspect may be a poisoning.

 

 

 

Consumer Review – Black Watch Kilt

I’ve had the Black Watch Kilt for nearly a year now.

“NOT BAD”, but buying from “UT Kilts”, I could have done better and spent less money.

My 4 other “UT Kilts” are far better quality (and about $ 10 less expensive). More about those in a moment.

This “Black Watch Tartan is made of “Polyviscose” – which is NOT the most durable quality.

“POLYVISCOSE” feels like a sweater that doesn’t stretch. Sort of a comfortable soft wool, so if nothing else – at least it feels good (cool in summer, warm in winter).

In addition to the ominous “POLYVISCOSE” – another red flag you’ll want to avoid is the phrase “ENTRY LEVEL“. Maybe they say this because it’s nicely soft against the skin (?) But this softness sacrifices durability. 😦

Looks good, and the sway is good. Again I’ve had it for about 1 year now.

I’m nitpicking because when I buy my next kilt, I want “the good material”.

So what is GOOD?

Having acquired six kilts in about 3 years, here’s what I’ve found:
UT Kilts is a reliably good company, who always sells a good product.

My personal opinions:

  • “Polyviscose” material = Bad.
  • “Poly-Cotton Blend” = BEST (SAMPLE)
  • “50 / 50 Cotton Poly Ripstop” = EXCELLENT
  • “100 % Cotton Drill” = Very Good

SECRET CODE!!

  • if it says “Entry-Level Kilting” – then it’s BAD
  • If it says “Not just those new to kilting…” – then it’s GOOD 

Unlike the disappointingly weak soft wool “Polyviscose” – the superior “Poly-Cotton” is more akin to a durable “light weight canvas” – every bit as comfortable, much greater durability, often less expensive.

Most Noticeable Problem is the SIZE. Yes I’m familiar with the size differential in kilts compared to US clothes. In US – my waist is a size 42, and in kilts, my size is 46. It fit my [huge] waist just fine HOWEVER – this kilt was still “somewhat SHORT”. The the hem is too high up above my knees (which is more unique to a ladies “skirt”). Not the end of the world; just be sure to order 1 size up.

Overall – this is a GOOD kilt.  But knowing what I know now – my next kilt will be more durable.

Antonin Scalia on Assault Weapons, & the 2nd Amendment

According to Justice Antonin Scalia (a conservative’s conservative) – our “right to bear arms” most likely would NOT apply to assault rifles.

Speaking of the 2nd Amendment (ratified in 1791) Scalia said “…the sorts of weapons protected were those ‘in common use at the time.’.

“We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons….’”

 

https://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/justice-scalias-gun-control-argument/