Flight To California 1952 (Nostalgia Film in Color)

27 delightful minutes of beautiful color film promoting air travel. This jewel has racked up a quarter million views since being published.

Published on May 29, 2008

A tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other California sites in the early 1950s

Perceptive comment. You’ll probably feel the same way:

Super Kyle
1 year ago
This is absolutely SURREAL, nice meals, legroom, wide seats, a cabin that’s full of smiling, polite, well dressed, sub 200 pound Americans who’ve bathed within the last 24 hours, it’s like I’m watching something from an alternate parallel universe.

Trump Defends Roy Moore

President Donald Trump choose his words carefully on Tuesday as he publicly defended embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

This was a good time to make a statement because with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday, the blowback should be minimized.

The president added that he was happy that the flood of sexual harassment accusations have come out.

He should be since mostly they involve liberal democrats in Washington and Hollywood.

Buzzfeed

President Trump on Tuesday staunchly defended US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior by several women, some who were teenagers at the time.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump told reporters after his taking part in the White House tradition of pardoning a turkey. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”

The president had previously deflected inquiries about Moore, letting White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tell reporters that it was up to the “voters to decide” and that if the “troubling” allegations were indeed true, the Republican should drop out of the race.

ROY MOORE AND WIFE.

Despite mounting reports that Moore targeted, romantically advanced upon, and sexually assaulted women when they were teenagers, the Republican has refused to drop out of the heated race and denied the allegations. Trump’s recent support breaks with leaders of his own party, such as Sen. Mitch McConnell, who say they believe the women and have called upon Moore to drop out.

But on Tuesday, Trump said he didn’t support the idea of Moore’s competition, Democrat Doug Jones, winning.

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said. He then attacked Jones, noting that Alabama voters would be better off with Moore representing them.

“I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment,” Trump said about Jones.

Moore’s campaign then trumpeted the president’s attack on Jones, highlighting that Trump called him a “liberal Democrat.”

When pressed about the nine women who say Moore harassed them, Trump said he does not know if he believes them, since the allegations are just now coming out after 40 years.

“He is in total denial. I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He has run eight races and this has never come up. So 40 years is a long time,” Trump said. “The women are Trump voters. Most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it.”

However, Trump insisted he supported women in general, calling them “very special” and saying that he was pleased the media has been focusing so heavily on sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in multiple industries, such as Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., former CBS News host Charlie Rose, and Democratic leaders John Conyers and Al Franken.

“I think that’s good for our society. And I think it’s very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out,” Trump said, adding that he believes Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled harassment claims.

Despite his supportive comments on Moore, Trump said he has not decided whether he will campaign for the candidate before the special election on Dec. 12.

“I’ll be letting you know next week,” he told reporters.

Haha. Leave them in suspense. That’s Trump and the press hates it.

Vile (((Lena Dunham’s))) Virtue Signaling About Rape Refuted by FACTS

Disgusting, nasty human being Lena Dunham defended one of her writers against a rape accusation last week. When others are accused, she’s ready to pile on.

She admitted in her book to molesting her kid sister.

She’s garbage.

The facts about rape accusations offered in this excerpt reveal at least some truth about FALSE rape accusations.

The Federalist

The recent hysteria over sexual assault has resulted in some delicious comeuppance for some of the most self-righteous among us. The best example of this is Lena Dunham.

In August, Dunham tweeted: “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.” When someone responded, pointing out that “10 percent of all rape allegations are false,” Dunham modified her claim, writing: “The actual number, while hard to track, is much closer to 3%.”

Dunham’s claim is dangerously misleading, as the number of “false accusations” refer only to reports that have been filed with police and proven to be false. Seeing as it’s nearly impossible to prove a negative, this number is likely lower than it should be.

This percentage (whether you believe it’s 2 percent, 3 percent, or 10 percent) doesn’t apply to accusations that can’t be proven one way or the other. The same studies that found 2 percent (or 7 percent in the example I’m using for the following numbers) or so to be proven false also find that another 8 percent are “unfounded/baseless,” meaning they don’t meet the criminal level of offense or were improperly coded as sexual assault.

Another 18 percent are considered “informational” and don’t meet the definition of a crime. Another 29 percent are labeled “suspended” because there wasn’t enough evidence to say a crime occurred. Another 18 percent involve identifying a perpetrator but something “beyond the control of law enforcement” keeps them from making an arrest, such as a lack of victim cooperation.

A chart linked to the study I cited above breaks down what happens after an arrest is made. One-third of those cases are rejected by the prosecution, another 21 percent are dismissed with all charges dropped, and another 2 percent are dismissed without dropping the charges. Two percent went to trial and were found “not guilty,” a third resulted in a guilty plea, 6 percent went to trial and were found “guilty,” and another 3 percent were classified as “other.”

So using the same logic as Dunham and others who flaunt this statistic, one would only be able to say that a smaller or equal number of accusations turn out to be “true” (as in, someone pled guilty or was found guilty at trial). But Dunham and others imply that the statistics mean 98 percent of accusations are definitely true, thus we should never doubt one.

Those of us who follow the explosion of accusations on college campuses against young men have wondered what would happen if Dunham herself, or someone close to her, were accused of sexual assault. It turns out she’d abandon that “women don’t lie” claim real quick. When her “Girls” writing partner Murray Miller was accused of sexual assault last week, Dunham defended him. She and “Girls” executive producer Jenni Konner wrote that Miller was the victim of a “misreported” accusation.”

After intense backlash (and a reminder of what she once said), Dunham apologized for the timing of her statement. It’s still likely she believes Miller was falsely accused. It’s very easy to take sides when something happens to other people, but when it happens to you or someone close to you, that can change. Dunham learned this the hard way.

TWA Boeing 307 Stratoliner Travelogue – 1940 (Nostalgia Aviation Film)

Hollywood stars go traveling on the latest and greatest airplane in 1940 America in this fragment of a longer film, which you can see in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Less than five minutes. The color is faded but this is still and enjoyable short film that promoted Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA). Mary Martin was Larry Hagman’s (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas) mother, I recall.

Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture

Published on Nov 14, 2013

AMAZING COLOUR footage of one of only FIVE Stratoliners operated by TWA! Also airborne scenery from aboard a DC-3. The world’s first airliner to feature a pressurized cabin, the 307 utilised the wings & tail feathers from a B-17, with a completely new fuselage. Many thanks to the Rick Prelinger Archives.

Full length version of the same film. 19 minutes. Much more enjoyable than the sample. Rich and famous had its perks in 1940. Air travel was still in its infancy too.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Jackie Chan

Wikipedia

Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE,[1] PMW[2] (陳港生; born 7 April 1954),[3] known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. He has trained in Kung Fu and Hapkido.[4][5] He has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a notable philanthropist.[6] In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth to be $350 million.[7]

Chan says he has always wanted to be a role model to children, and has remained popular with them due to his good-natured acting style. He has generally refused to play villains and has been very restrained in using swear words in his films – he persuaded the director of Rush Hour to take “fuck” out of the script.

Married Actor (((Jeffrey Tambor))) Accused of Sexual Harassment by Two Trannies–May Lose TV Gig

JEFFREY TAMBOUR WITH TRANNY ACCUSER TRACE LYSETTE.

Every tranny at the university that I came in contact with was a drama queen. The accusations against Jewish actor Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a tranny on TV, have little credibility.

But …

in today’s moral panic, he’s probably going to lose his job and be blacklisted from Hollyweird.

Oh well. Not that I care.

If I had a TV I would probably junk it to protest the crap that’s on TV these days.

Slate

Jeffrey Tambor has received praise and critical acclaim for his role as Transparent’s Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman and parent, becoming the first actor to win an Emmy for portraying a transgender character. Sadly, it seems Tambor’s sensitivity may not extend to his real-life interactions, as he has now been separately accused of sexual harassment by two transgender women attached to the show.

JEFFREY TAMBOR IN DRAG. HIDEOUS.

Earlier this month, Deadline reported that Amazon has launched an investigation into Tambor’s behavior in response to a leaked Facebook post from his former assistant Van Barnes which was circulating within Hollywood’s transgender community. In the post, Barnes, who is transgender herself, wrote about the sexual harassment she had endured at the hands of a former boss who had repeatedly groped and propositioned her, suggesting that sleeping with him would earn her an industry-appropriate pay grade. She accused her employer of making lewd comments, playing pornography at loud volumes, and threatening to sue her if she spoke up. Transparent’s writers have since been contemplating whether the fifth season can go on without its star.

TRANS “WOMAN” VAN BARNES.

Haha. Those are a man’s arms, baby. Try again.

Picking up the story at TMZ

Jeffrey Tambor is once again facing allegations of sexual harassment … and once again by a person who happens to be transgender.

Fellow “Transparent” actor Trace Lysette — who plays Shea on the Amazon TV series — claims Tambor made lewd, sexually suggestive and unwelcome remarks to her several times, and once pressed up against her during a break in filming in a “sexually aggressive manner” … according to Deadline.

Tambor — who’s already being investigated by Amazon for harassment claims made by his ex-assistant — admits he can be “ill-tempered” and a difficult person to work with, but denies any predatory behavior.

Tambor also apologized, saying … “I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”

Lysette has reportedly not filed an official complaint with Amazon, but the company plans to add the new allegations to its current investigation.

It’s interesting timing — reports Thursday suggested “Transparent” writers were prepping for next season to be without Tambor, even before claims made by Lysette.

The power elites want new accusations of sexual harassment to come out every day. And it’s happening.

I can’t figure out yet whether the intention is to set us up to the point where we BELIEVE accusations without evidence.

Or whether the intention is to create so much of this nonsense that we end up throwing our hands in the air and decide to disbelieve or ignore it all.

What seems clear to me is that mixed in with what are probably true accusations of seriously bad behavior, such as those against scumbag Bill Cosby and sex criminal Bill Clinton, you have a whole bunch of nonsense coming out. Like this tranny crap.

It’s a witch hunt. I think there’s going to be pedophile rings exposed involving the power elites in America. I also think they want us to perceive those stories, when they come to light, as part of the witch hunt.

The Jew overlords of Hollywood threw Harvey Weinstein under the bus, along with Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, and a host of others. That’s not something they would normally do.

There’s something big about to break. The question is who’s next.

The Italian Stallion Sylvester Stallone Denies Sexually Assaulting Teen

It’s highly unlikely that a 16 year old would go to the police with a false story of being forced into a threesome by Hollywood’s Sylvester Stallone.

If she wanted money she would have blackmailed him, not gone to the cops.

I assume that events happened the way the unidentified teen said they happened in 1986.

The question is what happens next.

How about nothing.

Hollywood stars are not known for their high morals. Sly’s fans will stick with him no matter what. He has enough plausible deniability to coast through this crisis without the raging feminist mobs crucifying him.

Now if a parade of women step forward claiming rape, then all bets are off.

Deadline

A 16-year-old autograph-seeker told Las Vegas police in 1986 that she was sexually assaulted by Sylvester Stallone and his bodyguard, but the matter was dropped when she declined prosecution.

Through a rep, Stallone today flatly denied the allegation.

“This is a ridiculous, categorically false story,” said his spokesperson, Michelle Bega, today after the story broke in the Daily Mail. “No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.”

Police noted in their 1986 report, obtained by Deadline, that during their interview with the unnamed girl, she became upset numerous times, “crying and sobbing” as she recounted the incident. Asked if she wanted to press charges, the girl declined, saying she was too “humiliated and ashamed.”

The complete police report from 1986 can be viewed at the Daily Mail.

The teenager told police that the incident occurred in July 1986 at the Las Vegas Hilton, where Stallone was filming Over the Top. Meeting the actor, she asked for his autograph and a peck on the cheek. According to the police report, he signed a photo and told her he would give her a kiss she “would not forget” at a later date. The next day, she returned to the set with a larger picture for him to sign and encountered his bodyguard, Mike De Luca. They talked briefly and De Luca asked what she’d do if Stallone made a pass at her. “I would probably make a pass back at him,” she said. He gave her the keys to a hotel room.

Later that night, she went to the room and encountered both men in the hallway. She said she went with Stallone into his bedroom, where they began having sex. According to the police report, Stallone then asked if she’d ever had sex with two men. “No,” she told the actor, who then got up and went into the bathroom and brought out De Luca.

The girl told police the three then had sex without her consent. After it was over, she told the police, Stallone told her they would “beat her head in” if she ever told anyone.

The age of consent in Nevada is 16, and she told police that while she had initially consented to having sex with the actor, she had not consented to have sex with De Luca, who was killed by police in 2013 after a minor traffic accident in California.

The question I haven’t seen answered is who put the news media on to this story? The girl would be 44 years old now. Did she or her parents leak this info or was it an ex-employee of Stallone’s?

UPDATE
This story broke in 2016 but nobody paid any attention to it then.

Read more at the Baltimore Post Examiner. That’s a very long and highly detailed report of events. To me, the full police interview makes the girl’s story even more credible.

The Baltimore paper also has links to the story of Stallone’s alleged rape of his half sister and the payment of hush money.

Watch the G-rated trailer for Stallone’s X-rated movie, The Italian Stallion.