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Actor James Cromwell Expects 'Blood in the Streets' if Trump Is Not Stopped

More signs that politics needs to be shrunk down to a smaller part of our lives.

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Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com

One of the strangest things about the current political moment is the way Donald Trump is imbued with magical powers not just by his biggest fans but by his most-dogged detractors. Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) cuts both ways.

Here's the popular and prolific actor James Cromwell (whose career spans a recurring role on All in the Family to major parts in the Babe movies to HBO's The Young Pope) talking to Variety on the red carpet for an awards show:

"This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state—all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism," Cromwell told Variety on Sunday night. "If we don't stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets."…

"We're living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy," Cromwell said. "We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won't have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end."

Read more here.

Even among actors, Cromwell is far to the left, with a rap sheet stemming from protests at universities, power plants, and Seaworld. But his rhetoric is of a piece with many on the right, who warn darkly that it's not them, you see, who will cause the problems; it's the people who are really alienated and fed up. Look, this sort of argument goes, I'm not saying I'm in favor of this, I'm just telling you what happens when people with grievances are ignored or dismissed without a proper hearing.

If people insist that everything in the world is about politics, we will always have endless political fights. Politics, after all, is mostly zero-sum, with one side winning and the other side losing. Perhaps more than any recent figure, Donald Trump gets this. He is constantly talking about winning and losing, getting new and better deals, and the like. As important, he keeps even his allies off balance by constantly shifting topics and focus. From a purely tactical perspective, he always pulls the topic of conversation back to himself, short-circuiting substantive conversations that might get away from him. Even after the synagogue shooting in Pennsylvania, within a few hours or days, Trump started attacking the media as the "true Enemy of the People" and prattling on about ending birthright citizenship.

It's worth repeating:

The best response to Trump's general mode of discourse is to not take the bait and make everything about him and his personal preferences. There may be only two major parties in America, but the rest of the political spectrum is alive and well and the increasing number of us who are not represented by existing Republican and Democratic coalitions need to make our independent voices louder than ever. It bears repeating: Just 26 percent of Americans identify as Republican and just 27 percent of us identify as Democratic. Forty-four percent call ourselves independent.

The midterms are less important than Cromwell thinks, if only because there will be another election just a couple of years after. We'd all do well to remember that and stop playing Trump's game.

Note: Cromwell replied to an earlier tweet of mine with this. When the statement goes live, I'll append it here.

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  1. If someone on Fox News said there would be “blood revolution if Donald Trump was not re-elected”, Cromwell and the rest of these idiots would be having a stroke. It just shows that they are all lying. They don’t care about civlity or the truth or anything except getting their way and getting anyone who disagrees with them to shut up.

    1. I recall when TeaBaggers were threatening “2nd Amendment remedies” to stop Obama and his recovery efforts from the GOP Financial Collapse of 2008.

      1. No you don’t.

        1. He actually probably does but that is because he has delusional fantasies.

          I understand there are medications to control those things. 🙂

      2. The Tea Party protesters were cloyingly polite and well-behaved here, even for Virginia.

      3. Tea Partiers here were clean, well-behaved and cloyingly polite, even for Virginia.

      4. Sarah Palin’s Buttplug|10.30.18 @ 5:49PM|#
        “I recall when TeaBaggers were threatening “2nd Amendment remedies” to stop Obama and his recovery efforts from the GOP Financial Collapse of 2008.”

        I don’t recall turd ever posting without lying.

        1. “Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government,” Angle told conservative talk show host Lars Larson in January. “In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.”

          Las Vegas Sun

          quoting crazed GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle

          1. Sarah Palin’s Buttplug|10.30.18 @ 6:25PM|#
            “Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government,” Angle told conservative talk show host Lars Larson in January. “In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.”

            So you admit lying once more?
            Good to know, turd; if turd’s posting, turd’s lying.

            1. Episode 2546781: shrike post a quote that directly refutes his allegation. Again.

            2. Hmm let me see.

              if this Congress keeps going the way it is,

              i.e., run by Democrats,

              people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies

              i.e., we’ve got the guns.

              1. ” for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government”

                Self defense.

                1. Tyranny like gay marriage, DACA, and pulling out of the Iraq disaster?

                  SHOOT THEM DEMOCRATS!

                  1. Sarah Palin’s Buttplug|10.30.18 @ 8:46PM|#
                    “Tyranny like gay marriage, DACA, and pulling out of the Iraq disaster?
                    SHOOT THEM DEMOCRATS!”

                    More like the Libyan disaster.
                    ‘When called on your lies, change the subject!’
                    Turd’s words to live by.

                  2. “Tyranny like gay marriage, DACA, and pulling out of the Iraq disaster?”

                    None of which involved Congress…

                  3. As I recall we had to go back into Iraq because we left to early.

                  4. Or tyranny like starting 3 new military conflicts and killing us citizens without judicial input.

              2. If you’re hearing dogwhistles it means you’re the dog.
                The reason leftists are frightened of “fascism” and “authoritarianism” coming up on the right, is because that’s what they plan to do, and can’t imagine anyone behaving otherwise.

              3. chemjeff’s jumping to the defense of his Democrat fellow travelers again.

                1. Actually, RRWP, I’m coming to the defense of the truth.

                  1. Except you’re not.

                    I hope that’s not where we’re going

                    That part of the quote puts to bed the idea she was actively calling for it.

                    As a side note, re: bank bailouts and TARP. I thought “left-libertarians” and “free marketers” were against those things, but here you and shrike are pretending that’s not the tyranny they were objecting to.

                    1. Right. So it’s kinda like James Cromwell saying “I hope there won’t be violence, but there will be violence”. Sharron Angle gets the benefit of the doubt, because Republican. James Cromwell doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt, because librul. I just wish you all would be consistent in the standards to which you hold people.

                    2. Hey look chemjeff is exclusively defending leftists again.

                    3. Well since I didn’t make any comment about Cromwell’s tweet and was just pointing out shrike’s idiocy, then yes?

            3. Poor buttplugger.

          2. You really are a mendacious lying fuck, Buttplug.

            How the fuck does “I hope that’s not where we’re going” of a failed senate candidate, equal “TeaBaggers were threatening “2nd Amendment remedies””.

            You are so utterly fucking dishonest, it’s mind blowing sometimes.

            1. but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.

              1. That’s still not calling for it, but then you knew that.

      5. It’s objective fact that both parties had a hand in the causes of the recession, but you’re such a fucking hack dem shill, you will never acknowledge that.

      6. Aww the Teabaggers. Why do you have to insult the Tony’s of the world?

      7. The recovery efforts that ended the recession 4 months into Obama’s term before he signed or activated any legislation?

  2. Don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgements.

    1. The 3 laws can only lead to one possible revolution.

    2. You heard it, Hugh thinks all a man can be great

  3. These idiots are going to lose their minds when they don’t win the midterms.

    1. Wrong. The #BlueTsunami is happening. You must live in a bubble if you can’t see how motivated progressives are.

      Did you know, for example, recent polls show Beto in a statistical tie with Ted Cruz? That seat is getting flipped, and it will be part of the reason Democrats take the Senate in addition to the House.

      1. Beto is a billionaire man. He is going to make it happen!!

        1. Of course you’d pounce on the fact that he happens to be wealthy. So what? I’m a left-libertarian, not a progressive, which means I openly encourage billionaires to participate in the political process.

          #LibertariansForBeto

          1. Left Libertarian?
            For the love of pete…Is Reason losing it?

        2. make what happen? He is an idiot with a well connected daddy deep in the cartel

          1. OBL is the local parody of what leftest think.

        3. make what happen? He is an idiot with a well connected daddy deep in the cartel

      2. If recent polls are to be believed the Left is shrinking fast. The “higher motivation” appears to be the screaming fits of brats who aren’t getting their Fruity Pebbles.

        1. If polls are accurate again Democrats will outvote Republicans by about 6 points nationally. That will result in a close race for the House due to gerrymandering.

          1. Don’t you mean “due to the fact that Democratic voters live in a few metro areas”?

          2. “again”

        2. RCP has Dems leading the generic ballot 49.5% to 41.9%.

          So it should be very close in the House.

          1. Don’t lose hope, my fellow left-libertarian! Our preferred party is going to take back the House by a comfortable margin.

      3. A five point deficit in a poll with a 5-point margin of error is not a “statistical tie”, especially when all the other recent polls have Beto trailing by 6 to 9 points.

      4. Did you know, for example, recent polls show Beto in a statistical tie with Ted Cruz? That seat is getting flipped, and it will be part of the reason Democrats take the Senate in addition to the House.

        If by a statistical tie, you mean down by 10, 5, 6, 7, and 8 points in the most recent polls (the down by 10 is the most current), then maybe you skipped out on some statistics classes.

    2. Election 2018 will be a bloodbath for Democrats.

      The lefties will be stepping up the violence after they lose.

      1. Define “bloodbath.”

        You can’t possibly believe Republicans will GAIN House seats??? If so you’re living in a bubble too.

        1. Define “violence.”

          Like foot stomping and thowing your Bernie Bro backpacks?

          1. Like shooting up a congressional baseball game with an SKS.

    3. John, I hope some day you rise above your primitive partisan brain.

      1. John’s fine.

        You however are going to be really upset after election 2018 goes badly for Lefties.

        1. Isn’t it way past your bedtime?

  4. *Yawn* I guess the real story will be an actor who doesn’t think the apocalypse is 1 election away…
    We get it, Hollywood hates Trump.

    1. To Socialists, the apocalypse is 1 election away. Trump’s one election set Socialism back decades.

      If the MAGA rolls keeps going, it might effectively be the end of the Democratic Party as a major political party.

    2. You have James Woods. Must be the smartest actor ever.

  5. When once threatened by “blood in the streets”, Ronald Reagan replied “yes, theirs”.

    1. The best way for Trump to cause blood in the streets is by extending his tariffs to feminine hygiene products.

  6. Let’s be clear: He isn’t ‘expecting’ Blood in the Streets. He is actually ‘threatening’ it.

    We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”

    1. And then they will blame Trump for “inciting violence”

      1. It wouldn’t surprise me. Just like a Democrat to avoid taking responsibility for something.

  7. Rollo Tomasi.

  8. Huh, I never knew that guy’s name until today.

    1. You never heard of J Oliver Cromwell!? He’s famous for dying and then a posthumous execution.

    2. Zephram Cochrane

    3. I thought this guy was the aging hippie dad from Family Ties, but the article says All In the Family and now I’m confused

      1. How dare you confuse this guy with the actor who was in the most American scene ever made.

        1. Meh. Not enough guns.

  9. Maybe Farmer Hogget could stick to sheep farming instead of waxing political.

    1. That’ll do Reynolds, that’ll do.

  10. “This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state?all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,”

    The Reichstag Fire will be frustrated SJWs breaking other people’s stuff.

  11. “We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class.

    This is some lefty loon talk. The “donor class” is as divided as the rest of the country is. For every billionaire wingnut there is a billionaire Soros/Buffett/Steyer who donates more.

    1. For every billionaire wingnut there is a billionaire Soros/Buffett/Steyer
      What’s the difference?
      Anyhow, leftists sure love their oligarchs, don’t they.

    2. Yeah, wealthly leftist celebrities talking about “us” vs. the “donor class” is rich.

      1. Also thought it was pretty funny.

        “Now let me get back to my awards show and Dom you peasant! No more questions.”

  12. I’m amused by the idea that a bunch of people who are so unwise and unintelligent that they constantly falling for and being triggered by Trump’s trolling and rhetoric think that they would have even the merest chance at winning a violent struggle.

    Of course it’s their lack of wisdom and intelligence which will lead them to start the struggle in the first place as they have no ability to foresee the consequences of that decision.

    1. They don’t even want to be armed against the dictator Trump, because that would prove the gun nuts’ point.

  13. The blood of protestors. I was not calling for the left to violently attack

    Because they’re going to do that anyway, right?

    1. When Trump does this they call it a dog whistle.

  14. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state?all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism

    Our Founders always knew that there would come a day when colonial, patriarchal capitalist slavers needed undemocratic legal protections and loopholes to protect their interests from the rising proletariat. The First Amendment, the Second, the Fourth/Fifth/Sixth/Seventh/Eighth/etc… It all makes sense now.

    1. Don’t you get it? The CIA leaking Russia Fever Dreams is all 32 dimensional chess. It’s a ploy. They’re on his side and on the verge of instituting marshal law!

      I. WANT. TO. BELIEVE.

    2. yet somehow their reaction to GW Bush warning them that a stroke of the pen equaling the law of the land was pretty cool was that it was indeed pretty cool when Obama was in charge, rather than rolling back said powers before someone worse than Bush came along.

  15. Cromwell wants a bloody revolution, huh?

    1. Yeah, what’s going through his head?

      1. It’s round

  16. These people live in a fantasy land.

    They think their fantasy is great. Socialism, the Nanny-State, the Police-State, Hollywood people being the kings and Queens, and politicians carrying out the wishes of the elite.

    Reality is much better. Trump is president and his being elected so sent the Lefties over the edge that they want to start a Civil War and have that war ended by all the non-Lefties with millions of guns.

  17. Some guy named Cromwell contemplates the idea of blood running in the street? Unprecedented!

    1. Only a papist would note the historical irony

    2. Hey, when it comes to the Man putting the hippies down, nobody has more experience and expertise than Cromwell.

  18. I was wondering what some of my favorite old actors would say about it.

    Thought of flipper the dolphin. Flipper would never steer you wrong.

    Of course flipper isn’t around anymore. Found out it wasn’t even one dolphin there were several.

    Can’t trust these actor types.

    1. Seriously. Remember the slime from Nickelodeon? That inanimate ooze was more measured and thoughtful than most.

      #slime4president

    2. And Lassie was a boy!

      1. And Spuds MacKenzie, that hard-partying horndog babe magnet, was a girl! Everything is a lie.

    3. I’d like to see Betty Rubble address the issues of the day. And drop something while she’s doing it. And bend over to pick it up. And linger in that pose for a few magical moments. In 4k HD. In close up.

      1. That was caveman times, y’know. All the women were played by men.

        Alls I’m saying is you’re gonna see her Urkel.

  19. To the extent that we have the precursors for a totalitarian state, it was largely Wilson and FDR and their successors who put it in place. 20th century American progressive governance has more in common with the fascist form and philosophy than their opposition.

    1. “Be better to socialists, Richie”

      – the Fonz

    2. American progressives have ALWAYS been fascists. What are the real differences between FDR and Il Duce (sp) or Stalin?

      1. You mean besides the gulags and the mass starvation?

        1. I’m sure the Americans of Japanese decent were well-treated in the internment camps, so you can’t really call them gulags, but FDR did order lots of crops and milk to be destroyed to prop up food prices. I wonder if anyone starved because of that.

        2. The NRA:

          “The National Recovery Administration was a prime New Deal agency established by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in 1933. The goal was to eliminate “cut-throat competition” by bringing industry, labor, and government together to create codes of “fair practices” and set prices. The NRA was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) and allowed industries to get together and write “codes of fair competition.” The codes were intended to reduce “destructive competition” and to help workers by setting minimum wages and maximum weekly hours, as well as minimum prices at which products could be sold. ”

          There is no better definition of fascism.

          1. I agree that this was fascist behavior. Not quite Stalin levels of repression though.

          2. You heard it here folks! The NRA, established by a wealthy, white, segregationist man to protect Big Business profits at the expense of the interests of ordinary Americans, is the very definition of fascism!

          3. There is no better definition of fascism.

            Holy shit, you’re a moron.

            Fascism is a political system characterized by racial/ethnic superiority, militarism, religious fanaticism, nationalism, and/or authoritarianism.

            1. Sarah Palin’s Buttplug|10.30.18 @ 8:58PM|#
              “Fascism is a political system characterized by racial/ethnic superiority, militarism, religious fanaticism, nationalism, and/or authoritarianism.”

              OK, this is (no surprise) “mistaken”, but since turd uses “Parade” magazine as a source, s/he probably thought it was true.

              1. “Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader?such as a dictator and members of the governing fascist party?to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. Fascists advocate a mixed economy.”

                Literally the DNC from Jackson to Schumer.

                1. “Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader?such as a dictator and members of the governing fascist party?to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. Fascists advocate a mixed economy.”

                  Literally the RNC from Lincoln to Trump.

                  (See I can play this infantile game too!)

                  1. In reality, there are some elements of fascism present in both Team Red and Team Blue.

                    Team Red tends to like the whole social conformity and national unity bits.

                    Team Blue tends to like the government interference in the economy bit.

                    So blaming fascism entirely on one side or the other is kinda dumb.

                    It’s kinda like saying “fascists believed in publicly funded roads, libertarians also believe in publicly funded roads, therefore, libertarians are fascists!” If everyone is a fascist, then no one is.

                    1. Team Blue sure seems to the like the whole social conformity thing too — think like they do, or face the consequences.

                      And Team Red sure likes government interference in the economy when it comes to military hardware.

                    2. libertarians don’t believe in publicly funded roads though

                    3. smart ones do.

                      The privatization of roads is not a uniform policy among libertarians.

                    4. I can agree that both sides are guilty of the behavior.

            2. Fascism is a politcal system where the government doesn’t own the means of production, but heavily regulates industry to the point where it is dominated by a few large, favored companies, many in the business of making war materiel, and wealth is concentrated in the hands of the military industrial complex. Several notable fascist leaders have also been violent racists (I can’t think of a good example of a religious fanatic fascist leader, most have been atheists), but it’s not a defining feature.

        3. Forcibly removing American citizens and shipping them to internment camps might as well be gulags (plus were racist as fuck). Price fixing, Wickard v Filburn, and active destruction of crops are all policies that lead to mass starvation (there was starvation no doubt, just not sure on how great a scale). But hey, at least the trains ran on time.

          1. Yes I know. Price fixing was exactly like the Holodomor.

            Do you all ever get tired of trying to shoehorn liberals into this monster Stalin caricature?

            1. Do you ever get tired of defending them?

            2. I should have said “can lead” but the post you’re replying to literally admits that I don’t know the extent of any starvation in the US during that time.

              I don’t understand why you’re defending him so hard. It’s not like FDR was a good president.

            3. I hereby sentence chemjeff to 6 months on the Maduro diet for actively defending crimes against humanity.

  20. In other celebrity news, seems Kanye has tweeted that “his eyes are wide open” now, that “he has been used” to promote causes he does not believe in, that he is retiring from commenting on politics “to focus on being creative,” and that he believes in “common sense gun laws,” compassion for refugees, and so forth.

    From what I can gather, the manipulative self-promoting opportunist Candace Owen pushed things too far. She asked him to help her find a designer to work with for her #Blexit “movement,” which then turned around and claimed the resulting gear was designed by Ye!

    Ye’s stances are being characterized as “a clear break with Trump,” while rather bizarrely ignoring the fact that he’s been consistently expressing them the whole time. (The only three people he “follows” had been Owen, Kim K, and Emma Gonzalez, for example.) And Ye just got finished donating big bucks (and retweets) to a leftist community activist running for mayor of Chicago after being brought to her rally there by his friend (and son of prominent Illinois political elites) Chance the Rapper. Wearing his MAGA hat with a Kaepernick sweatshirt of his own design recently was exactly the kind of “I am openminded and nuanced, inscrutably so to more simplistic minds, and will not be told to fit in boxes!” mentality he liked to fancy himself, and present himself to the world, as having…

    1. …Did Chance get to him recently? Certainly seems more likely than that the group shaming and enforcement of norms that other black celebrities had been raining down on him had been effective; he may be the only black man in existence with an ego so enormous as to actually be truly immune to what he was receiving. Even more likely, he’s just being weird and Candace’s status as his guru may no longer hold a central role in his views. And it would hardly shock us to see him back at tweeting politics in a week.

    2. I had a suspicion that he was trying his best to somehow punk Trump. Wasn’t exactly sure how, but now it looks like he may have given up on that and will just try the “I was just kidding. Sort of. Or was I?” type of thing. Or it was all just to get his name in the news, which is the Occam’s Razor option.

      1. Nah, the pressure got to be too much for him.
        His peers and industry ties aren’t exactly tolerant of Black men who wander off the DNC reservation. He would have lost everything I’m sure, if he didn’t capitulate.

  21. It is very curious that people like this see Trump as fascist. Who has the black dressed Antifa rioting in the streets? Who is calling for open revolt and resistence within the government? Who gets no-platformed on campus (hint: never the left)? Obama in reality treated the press worse. It is the Left that is censoring Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc. It is the Left trying to get the NRA cut off from banking. Is it that they simply can’t stand being called fake news? I read these things trying to find examples of the “fascism” they are claiming to be scared of but can never find any. Perhaps it is simply projection.

    1. If you want a communist revolution, you gotta find some fascists, or create them

  22. This article reminded me of the Doors song Peace Frog:

    “There’s blood in the streets that’s up to ankles (she came)/There’s blood in the streets that’s up to my kneee (she came)”

    They lived through it. I suspect we will as well.

    1. Jim Morrison’s ghost would like a word.

    2. One of their all-time best

    3. that’s nothing — the Bible talks about blood up to the horses’ bridles

  23. I am pretty sure that appearing in a talking bacon movie has turned our Brit friend here into a longstanding radical vegan activist–the closest modern thing available to the Puritan dictatorship of his ancestors. So I’m not sure why this is making news. It’s hardly the most provocative anti-Trump statement by a celeb–those are issued damn near every time they open their mouths, from folks far more prominent than those whose claim to fame involves playing a bit part behind a bunch of felt animal puppets a quarter century ago–nor from Cromwell himself–that would be his constant efforts to ascribe human rights to all the world’s lower animals, though apparently this is no longer considered particularly radical these days by anyone.

    1. >Brit friend

      American. He only looks British.

  24. Well looks like Kurt Schlichter now has some competition for the “I’m not advocating violence, but there might be violence” type of rhetoric.

    1. My personal classic favorite was, “The only concern I have about interracial marriages is, think of the children. It’s a very rough world for them, there’s a lot of bigotry and unacceptance out there. Doesn’t seem really fair to them to bring them into a world where that’s their fate, quite cruel actually…” An actual judge (and concerned humanitarian) actually brought that one out of mothballs only a few years back to deny a marriage license.

      1. “Because I’m concerned about all of the bigotry, I’m gonna be a bigot.” Perfect!

      2. That’s crazy. Interracial coupling produces great looking people at a far higher proportion than intraracial breeding.
        But I don’t know who kurt schlicter is

        1. Some scientists say that men want to marry their cousins to propagate their genes, while women want to marry foreigners to have healthier children

  25. We were promised that if Trump won, there’d be more violence. And he was and the left delivered the violence; for once, the left followed through on a campaign promise.

    1. Sevo they say your city is making some very small progress lately in reversing the trend of late and making the place very slowly cleaner and cleaner; that it is working at least slightly. Is it true?

      1. “Sevo they say your city is making some very small progress lately in reversing the trend of late and making the place very slowly cleaner and cleaner; that it is working at least slightly. Is it true?”

        There is a huge campaign for a new tax to nearly double the $250m/annum SF spends (wastes) on the bums, to be decided next week.
        All the usual suspects are backing it, and some lame twit writing for the Chron seems to have been assigned the role of cheer-leader for the money currently being spent and thereby justify the new tax. Yes, she is a blonde…
        The cops have not been given a major role’, but the DPW (street cleaners) have been very active in the areas most noted for sidewalk villages, especially with the side-spray trucks before dawn (yes, certain mornings I’m on the streets around 6AM).
        The result is similar to ATL before the Olympics; the PsTB have pushed the bums to areas not covered by the local rags or broadcast news orgs (Bayview, Hunter’s Point, Visitation Valley, the Excelsior) and there is no longer any ‘alternative’ press in SF. But there is no place for them to get off the streets and SF still rewards them for being here.
        TL, DR: No.

    2. You’re an imbecile, Sevo.

      We just had a weekend filled with right-wing bombing and a right wing shooting in Pittsburgh.

      1. So leftwing shooting and left wing bombing then.

        Whatever Lefties say is usually the opposite.

      2. Sarah Palin’s Buttplug|10.30.18 @ 9:04PM|#
        “We just had a weekend filled with right-wing bombing and a right wing shooting in Pittsburgh.”

        Folks, I copied and pasted this so turd cannot deny he posted it. And to make sure it is clear I did not make it up.
        So?
        1) Abysmal stupidity
        2) Dishonesty to a level which requires stupidity at nearly that level, hoping no one notices.
        3) Some derangement, either genetic or environmental (dope, booze, coke, opiates, etc)
        Given the times of day turd posts such lies, I’m taking some combo of 1 and 2.

        1. Wait, are you going to argue that the guy with Trump stickers all over his van, and a guy who didn’t like Trump only because he was “too globalist”, weren’t right-wingers?

      3. >bombing

        Not really… but I guess it sounds better than “inert device-ing”.

  26. He made an insane statement about Trump and now everyone is talking about him. Mission accomplished. Who’s turn will it be next?

      1. How have the mighty fallen.

        But there it is.

        1. Eddie are you from Chicago as well, like your Pearl Jam namesake? So you’re basically just a less pacifist Just Say’n?

          1. (I’m just having some fun of course. One of the Glibs once called me “the brown Ken Schultz” for what it’s worth!)

            1. I met someone who was visiting from Chicago once, plus I read Mike Royko when he was still around, so I guess I’m an expert.

              1. I only ask that because (1) I am fascinated by Chicago, probably even more than San Francisco; and (2) you linked to a rather obscure video filmed at a Chicago bar. I have no other data backing up that intuition!

                1. OK, I searched for “whoom there it is cover” and whoomp, there it was. Nice guess, though.

                  1. I like searching YouTube for cover versions of songs.

                    So glad you asked.

                    Here you go.

                    And here you go.

                    1. Have you seen this? Not cross genre but awesome nonetheless.

                    2. Family of little Mexican girls, if that wasn’t obvious from the vid.

                    3. “Speaking of sleep, kids, it’s past your bedtime.”

                    4. The family that plays metal together, stays together?

                  2. There is actually some irony to Tag Team recording the Gordy theme. Gordy actually preceded its better known counterpart, though absolutely nobody remembers that today. Just as, in their heyday, 95 South had preceded Tag Team.

                    Though perhaps the most remarkable part is that Tag Team had reached the phase of its career where they record kiddie theme songs for nostalgic parents in less than two years.

                    1. If Frenchie really wants to show off those shaved pits to cool effect, she should do a metal cover of “I Don’t Want to Wait”!

                    2. I guess it’s time to serve the Cheese.

                    3. Mr. Cheese is indeed a legend.

                    4. The brilliant “Smell Yo Dick” has been a favorite of YouTube covers. Many make the mistake of treating the song “ironically,” as an amusing novelty, whereas it is actually an excellent, entertaining song in a straightforward (albeit consciously humorous) sense. For instance, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaney did a cover where the entire joke seems to be that they are white people singing it–complete with the fact that Offerman says “nigga” over and over. (Somehow they got away with it all due to their woke-crowd icon status, though this was something like two years ago.) It’s like the Will Ferrell Robert Goulet skit, if it was pointless and unfunny.

                      This, by contrast, is a cover that gives the song the respect it deserves while remaining fun. (It does skip the “nigga” part, despite the singer’s apparent mixed heritage; here is a brave and talented girl who did no such thing.) There are many, many others, but this is what I keep coming back to.

                    5. I like this substantially better than the original (which I love plenty); I just think it works better with male voices. Very sloppy, innuendo-clueless genderswapping of lyrics, though, nearly ruins it unnecessarily; half the time it seems like they’re singing it to a chick and half to a dude with a giant dick.

                    6. Another legendarily awesome joint is one more YouTube cover favorite–this one specifically in the metal genre, perhaps unusually given that it came from a country that is perhaps the world’s weakest in hip-hop and definitely the world’s strongest in metal. These folks actually recreated the video!

                    7. If this is a race to the bottom, there’s only one place left for me to go.

                      Did I say NSFW? I get the impression YouTube won’t have this for long.

                    8. Now that is a hell of a find! Thanks!

                    9. I think keyboard kid may be the weak link in this very talented family. Manager-Dad, on the other hand, is awesome. If they make it to the big time, they should keep him onstage during their performances as a beloved fixture–like Arrested Development kept Baba Oje out there as a “spiritual advisor” to strike pretentious poses as they played. (Baba passed recently, BTW. RIP.)

                    10. By the way, Offerman enters stage wearing a bucket hat and adopting “hip hop” postures as he shocks us with this highly original transgression of normality. It is so cringe.

                    11. This is not really a cover at all. Just awesome.

                    12. I’m trying to decide if this is a vision of Lovecraftian madness, or simply the band that’s playing in the background in an unusually trippy episode of *The Prisoner.*

  27. Kind of funny that Cromwell starred in a little film called “Still Mine” about an old man wanting to build himself a house on his own land using his own lumber and getting into it with the town’s codes enforcement about how he couldn’t understand why it would be anybody’s damn business what he did on his own property. Sort of the opposite of somebody who’d give a shit about people getting all worked up about the government. Based on the true story of Craig Morrison.

  28. We were promised that if Trump won, there’d be more violence. And he was and the left delivered the violence; for once, the left followed through on a campaign promise.

    1. The left was sending bombs to the left?

      1. I know you’ve been asleep for two years, but they’ve even been attacking their own and people sympathetic to their views.

        It’s pretty well documented.

      2. Well, it’s not like they haven’t been calling in fake death threats to themselves, and falsifying other frightening claims, like “The KKK has announced they’re coming to campus to lynch the negroes! Lock your doors!”

        Cry wolf enough times, and people start to assume that any cries of wolf aren’t real.

  29. Christ what an asshole.

    1. Well, if the stabber acted as described he should be punished, but the Rasputin-looking guy shouldn’t have been running his mouth.

      1. No, his power is broken, but he lives on as a Shadow of his former self.

        1. Having your immortal spirit separated from your material body, with the former condemned to incorporeally wander the earth for eternity while the latter is destroyed, would seem to conform with most religions’ definition of a “state of death”.

    2. Gryffindor gets the House Cup in ’92 because Dumbledore gives Neville 10 points for being a busybody.

  30. You will never see me raising a fist. I’m a pacifist.
    I myself once dabbled in pacifism. Not in Afghanistan of course.

    1. I myself once dabbed in Afghanistan*. Not that the locals understood it as a gesture of pacifism, of course.

      *back in the 80s, when I was with the 5th Guards Motor Rifle, before you bougie-fashes showed up and ruined everything.

  31. blood of the dissent

    Nice band name.

  32. And then:

    “Actor James Cromwell Expects ‘Blood in the Streets’ if Trump Is Not Stopped”

    What in the world suggests we lend the least credence regarding the state or the government to those who have spent their entire career pretending to be someone else?
    I mean these are people stuck in a perpetual Halloween, and we are to listen to them for other than tips on how to dress up?

  33. Cromwell is right. Leftists expect a Blue Wave, and anything less than the meeting of those expectations will result in violence from them.

    1. Every time you scornfully invoke the evil leftist threat, you take sides with the Magabomber. Leftists aren’t out to get you. You’re just a moron.

      1. * Hillary: ‘You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.’

        ? Former Attorney General Eric Holder: “Michelle [Obama] always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”

        ? Politico: After failing to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats wonder if it’s time to be more ruthless.

        ? Democrat Doxxer Threatened To Reveal Senators’ Children’s Health Information.

        ? DC restaurant: We’ve received death threats after Ted Cruz, wife forced out by protesters.

        ? Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ): We Are Less Than 60 Days From Totally ‘Kicking the S?t Out of the Republicans.’

        ? Networks Silent On Attempted Stabbing of GOP Candidate By Anti-Trump Attacker.

        ? Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Jokes About Threatening Trump Supporters ‘All The Time.’

        ? Bernie Bro James T. Hodgkinson, Attempted Assassin Of Steve Scalise, Already Being Erased From History.

        1. Trump supporter sent like 15 bombs to the most prominent democrats in the country.

          Nazi guy just murdered a bunch of jews in their temple.

          Right-wing violence has gone up even as overall crime has gone down.

          Not that it’s a fucking competition.

          1. Trump supporter sent like 15 bombs to the most prominent democrats in the country.
            – Obvious fake bombs are obvious.

            Nazi guy just murdered a bunch of jews in their temple.
            – Nazi’s are neither right wing nor conservative. See, e.g., history. Guy who disliked Trump, and if a student on campus would probably get a $20 Applebee’s Gift Card from the local BDS chapter.

            Right-wing violence has gone up even as overall crime has gone down.
            – Um, definition and citation? Also, how has “left-wing violence” trended?

            Not that it’s a fucking competition.
            – You are correct.

    2. Every time you scornfully invoke the evil leftist threat, you take sides with the Magabomber. Leftists aren’t out to get you. You’re just a moron.

      1. You’ve literally said you would put your political enemies against the wall. Everybody here knows exactly what you’re capable of Tony.

      2. Every time you post, everyone gets dumber, and evil grows a bit

  34. Trump’s Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

  35. xpectations will result in

  36. He should think bigger: WWIII. And then, you know… redeeming humanity by making first contact with the [spoiler alert] Vulcans.

  37. Title should read

    “Actor James Cromwell threatens blood in the streets if Trump is not stopped”.

  38. Title should read

    “Actor James Cromwell threatens blood in the streets if Trump is not stopped”.

  39. I can’t take anyone with a monarch seriously.

    1. Just read a few things about Cromwell. Turns out he’s American born and raised. I always thought he was British. His father has an interesting background as a blacklisted director in McCarthy era Hollywood.

  40. If you can’t be sure of winning the next election its time to start wheeling out the fear mongering and threats to the lives of everyday citizens. How else will they know just how important it is for their side to win?

  41. Democrats are well-represented by the “Donor class”…

    Ranke Donor Total $to Lib/Dem $to Con/Rep %to Lib/Dem %to Con/Rep
    1 Adelson, Sheldon G. & Miriam O.
    Las Vegas Sands/Adelson Drug Clinic
    Las Vegas, NV $113,036,500 $0 $113,016,500 0% 100%
    2 Steyer, Thomas & F. & Kathryn Ann
    Fahr LLC/Tom Steyer
    San Francisco, CA $50,773,518 $50,679,233 $0 100% 0%
    3 Uihlein, Richard & Elizabeth
    Uline Inc
    Lake Forest, IL $39,095,229 $0 $38,997,529 0% 100%
    4 Bloomberg, Michael R.
    City of New York, NY
    New York, NY $38,229,487 $38,219,087 $5,400 100% 0%
    5 Sussman, S. Donald
    Paloma Partners
    Ft Lauderdale, FL $22,876,300 $22,865,900 $0 100% 0%
    6 Simons, James H. & Marilyn H.
    Renaissance Technologies/Simons Fdtn
    New York, NY $18,918,210 $18,897,400 $0 100% 0%
    7 Soros, George
    Soros Fund Management
    New York, NY $17,365,586 $17,521,950 $0 100% 0%
    8 Schwarzman, Steven A. & Christine
    Blackstone Group
    New York, NY $12,814,000 $0 $12,794,000 0% 100%
    9 Eychaner, Fred
    Newsweb Corp
    Chicago, IL $12,173,500 $12,173,500 $0 100% 0%
    10 Griffin, Kenneth C. & Anne D.
    Citadel Invest Group/Aragon Global Mgt
    Chicago, IL $11,070,100 $0 $11,070,100 0% 100%

  42. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state?all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism

    I agree, but I find it interesting that he wasn’t concerned about having a “turnkey totalitarian state” before now. Apparently it’s okay as long as “the right people are in charge”.

  43. Is acting a Real job or just another way to make a living without really Working?

  44. Acting is kind of STUPID, a way to make a living that requires little education, skills, talent, practice or training. Some of these people are High School Dropouts, they don’t even have Trade or Vocational Schools training, others are children who haven’t finished Elementary. Heck there have been animal “actors”; Remember Lassie, Rin tin tin, Mr. Ed, Cheetah? Even the Muppets were considered “actors”.

    On top of that some of what they often play is a sick person in bed, or playing dead, which again, requires no talent at all much less any effort. Heck even animals can be taught to play dead.
    The biggest example of acting being kind of Stupid is the Pornographic movie industry. Those in that business only need to show up for the “job” NO TALENT or Skills needed, heck they can even be Drunk or stoned at the job.

  45. “My words were taken out of context. ”

    Gutless coward. There won’t necessarily be blood in the streets, but I am expecting assassinations, probably tit for tat. I also know who owns all the guns.

  46. Cromwell is spot-on about one thing when he said, “We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state?all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism.”

    Hard to believe that I agree with a Hollywood communist on something…however, I’d bet that he and I would vehemently disagree on my solution: cut the size and scope of government overall, and of what remains, then decentralize government as much as possible.

    That is the healthiest way to prevent Cromwell’s totalitarianism-cum-fascism.

  47. Slightly off topic, but I just read an article published by Bon Appetit (yes, the cooking mag) in which a half black woman farmer says african americans should get into organic farming to reclaim it from white supremacy. No joke.

    I’ll be happy when midterms are over. The incessant posts from liberal hollywood smugly telling everyone to vote (this way, obviously) is just getting to be too much. “Have a voice. Think like us.”

    I was planning on voting for Dikeman, but I honestly may vote for Cruz purely out of spite.

  48. Oh, look. Another dipshit activist actor saying stupid shit. File that one under DGAF.

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