Fox’s Laura Ingraham, longs for the old days. When nearly every street was filled with people who looks like her. And the rest of us lived in approved neighborhoods.
Laura Ingraham de Fox, anhela los viejos tiempos. Cuando casi todas las calles estaban llenas de personas que se parecen a ella. Y el resto de nosotros vivía en vecindarios aprobados.
Excerpts from her Wednesday Monologue on Fox
Extractos de su Monólogo de los miércoles sobre Fox
In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.
En algunas partes del país, parece que la América que conocemos y amamos ya no existe. Se han impuesto cambios demográficos masivos al pueblo estadounidense. Y son cambios por los que ninguno de nosotros votó y a la mayoría de nosotros no nos gusta. Desde Virginia hasta California, vemos ejemplos claros de cuán radicalmente, de alguna manera, el país ha cambiado. Ahora, gran parte de esto se relaciona con la inmigración ilegal y, en algunos casos, legal que, por supuesto, los progresistas aman.
“This is a national emergency and he must demand that Congress act now,” she said. “There is something slipping away in this country and it’s not about race or ethnicity. It’s what was once a common understanding by both parties that American citizenship is a privilege, and one that at a minimum requires respect for the rule of law and loyalty to our Constitution.”
“Esta es una emergencia nacional y debe exigir que el Congreso actúe ahora”, dijo. “Se está escapando algo en este país y no se trata de raza o etnia. Es lo que una vez fue un entendimiento común entre ambas partes que la ciudadanía estadounidense es un privilegio, y que, como mínimo, requiere respeto por el estado de derecho y la lealtad a nuestra Constitución “.
SAN FRANCISCO — The greatest chase scene in movie history would’ve ended a lot sooner if Steve McQueen could’ve got his hands on a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The Dodge Charger that eluded McQueen’s 1968 Mustang fastback for 12 minutes of brilliant filmmaking never would have stood a chance.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the movie “Bullitt,” the car is everything a Mustang fan or movie lover could ask for: Fast, smooth, responsive and steeped in the same effortless cool McQueen brought to the movie and the chase scene he helped choreograph and drive.
The Dark Highland Green 2019 Bullitt I drove through the streets of San Francisco, surrounding hills and coastline didn’t scream for attention, but still drew admiring looks and questions. The 480-hp V8’s rumbling back-pressure burps turned heads, but don’t worry, electronic exhaust controls provide a stealth mode so you won’t wake the neighbors or alert the hit men you stake out.
That exhaust note, incidentally, was tuned from recordings of the same ’68 GT McQueen drove in the movie. Ford engineers listened to 1968 soundtrack masters the filmmakers recorded of the car racing around Willow Springs race track in California.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt on the streets of San Francisco on August 2, 2018. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
Filming the legendary chase scene
It took 10 days shooting, 12 hours a day to nail the chase scene, a whopping one-sixth of “Bullitt’s” total shooting schedule, University of Southern California film school prof Danny Bilson said.
McQueen was an avid car fan, and director Peter Yates began his career as a race car driver and team manager.
“I don’t want a crash-fest. I want a realistic pursuit,” Yates said at the time.
McQueen later said he saw the film as a modern Western, in which his character strapped on the Mustang like a gun belt. He drove the car during parts of the chase. You can recognize most of those scenes because you can see McQueen’s famous blue eyes in the rearview mirror. The mirror was removed for scenes with stunt drivers.
A famous shot in which McQueen misses a turn and leans out to look back as he reverses furiously to continue chasing the hit men’s Charger was a mistake. McQueen really did miss the corner and kept going to avoid ruining the painstakingly arranged shoot. That’s the only moment in the whole chase where the final edit of the movie made it appear faster than what happened, Bilson said.
Other facts about the chase scene:
In addition to McQueen’s Mustang and the villains’ Dodge Charger, there are eight other cars driven by stunt drivers.
The Charger loses eight hubcaps during the chase.
The portions within the city were shot in a 20- to 30-block section of the Pacific Heights neighborhood.
The crew shot in brief segments as SFPD closed a couple of blocks at a time.
The cars pass the same green VW Bug four times during the scene.
The long shot that shows both cars going airborne as they come down a steep hill required eight cameras.
No ramps were used for the jumps, just San Francisco’s natural geography.
About 50 crew members with walkie-talkies kept an eye out for oncoming traffic.
Modifications to the cars were minor, mostly stiffer shocks, springs and Firestone tires.
The script included a chase across the Golden Gate Bridge. Yates increased the amount of time on the hills when he couldn’t get permission for that.
Automaker plays the heritage card better than Ford, and the 2019 Bullitt is Exhibit A. Prices start at $46,595.
Details define the car:
Unique metallic-flake dark green paint, a color not available on any other Ford. The Bullitt’s alternate color, black, is from Ford’s regular palette.
Specifications for the cue-ball shift knob were so demanding that several suppliers turned down the job
The cue ball is permanently attached to the shifter and doesn’t screw off, to discourage petty thieves.
The shifter has a sintered copper core for weight and feel. The plastic shell is molded around the core and gets a laser-etched shift pattern.
A Bullitt Mustang appears briefly in the instrument cluster when the engine starts, replacing other Mustangs’ pony logo.
A serial number on the dash.
Freer breathing, including an intake manifold from the exotic Shelby GT 350 Mustang boosts power 20 hp to 480.
Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching.
Chrome accent edges on 19-inch gloss black wheels.
Honeycomb gloss-black grille.
Gunsight-style logo and stylized Bullitt badge evolved from 2008, the last time Ford built a Bullitt.
The rear valence, below the rear bumper, has a flat-black ceramic finish. “I’ve never gone to so much trouble to hide a beautiful piece of stainless steel,” Mustang chief engineer Carl Wildmann said.
Top speed is 163 mph. The Bullitt’s unique speedometer goes to 180 mph.
The leather seats were designed to look like retro 1968 seats, but have modern comfort and features such as power adjustment, heating and ventilation.
Ford plans a limited run for the 2019 and 2020 model years. Output is restricted by how many of the Bullitt’s unique parts suppliers can make.
I drove a green Bullitt with the MagneRide adjustable damping, navigation, B&O audio, blind spot alert and more. It stickered at $50,390, excluding destination charges.
The tuned exhaust note delivers satisfying rumbles when you ease off the gas and roars when wide open. Acceleration is immediate, and the upgraded six-speed manual’s rev-matching makes it easy to shift and keep running hard.
The suspension is comfortable over bumps and keeps the car securely planted in quick maneuvers, while six-piston red-painted Brembo brakes provide plenty of stopping power. The steering is light and precise, with a good on-center feel.
I drove it hard and fast on country and coastal roads outside San Francisco, but took it easy on the city’s famously narrow and crowded streets.
The new Bullitt is more than a match for the movie’s 1968 fastback, but only a fool would try to fill Steve McQueen’s driver’s seat.
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The reunion plane is boarding and ready for take off . There are two more episodes before it lands. Last night we are beginning to see some sparks and possible fights during the reunion. Bethenny and Carole is a given but the Colombian blow up between Luann and Dorinda is simmering. Luann is crazy if she thinks Ramona isn’t going to comeback after taking a swipe at her remodeled Hampton home and everyone except Sonja is going to take a crack at Bethenny.
“Lets talk about some Shit”
The ladies survived the boat ride from hell. Tinsley is still caught up in her feelings about the trip . Tinsley is still in denial. Insisting that it was merely bumpy and the near death experience was a bit exaggerated . Carole said that Tinsley was in denial, like a battered woman (everything was fine)and the tears began to flow.
Lets move on to some real shit. The ladies spent a lot of time talking about their bowl movements, who is having solid or loose. The conversation went into some deep shit, like how frequent and the consistency of the shit. We learned that Ramona, lost a nugget and the east side executive smeared that shit across the floor, in their rented house in Columbia, that is some serious shit!
Som more Shit (TMI)
Last night we learned that Ms Sonja Tremont Morgan frequently wears a diaper. YESSSSSSSS Ladies and Germs. A d-i-a-p-e-r. Ms Morgan is an on the go gal. She wears one when she goes to the Hamptons. Why be delayed by a number 1 or number 2, when she is wearing something that gives her that exclusive feeling and she can avoid those icky public toilets.
As long as she is sitting in her own squish, who are we 2 judge?
“Right on Maude” I mean “SONJA”
A lil more shit with Sonja. Her East Side Townhouse in on the rental market. She no longer has a wait staff, so she is responsible for her cat and dog poop. Who seem to have free rein and in the winter poop isn’t a problem, however with the melting snow, she is overwhelmed with poop and a potential client is on route.
Our divorced Ramona, (Mario who?) is renovating everything. Her Apartment, her boobies and now her 7000sf home in the Hampton’s . When it comes to her decor, no stuffy design shops or Home Depot’s for her, its about point and click. She is excited, Dorinda,Sonja and Luann are the first to see it . There is no real imagination (to be fair, its in its early stages) but what we saw was white on white on white, with touches of gray and dog poop proof rugs. For now its as sterile as a hospital waiting room.
Bravo can be shady and if I were Ramona, I’d be pissed after seeing this episode.
We get to see Bethenny’s 4000sf new apartment which is completely done. Bethenny likes white too, but the touches, the unique furnishings, elevates her place well beyond Ramona’s
The only let down is the closet. Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump’s is larger than many New York Studio apartments and better appointed.
We love you Ramona! (sorry). Sonja saw her apartment in its early stages. Dorinda saw the final product. The two sits down for a salad . Dorinda tells Bethenny she is still reeling from the trip, physically and emotionally AND she is still PISSED at Luann after what she went threw hell with TOM! What kills me about this, both of them are being phony, kissy, kissy, we love each other and everything is fine! Meanwhile, both of them are telling anyone who will listen, they’re pissed!
Bethenny and Sonja goes denim designers house. WHERE we learn they use sandpaper around the men crotch to make the package seems larger .
Last night there was not one but two parties. Carole hosted a casual athletic leisure themed party for her Cosmo party. Based on her article about her she wrote about her participation in the NY marathon. Home girl looked good as she arrived a track suit. Dorinda splashed in with a tight zipped number in heel’s Tinsley showed up in pigtails wearing her Columbia shirt WHERE she played tennis. Her boo Scott was there in his trademark (yawn) sweater and jeans. Carole’s ex Adam was there. It looks like Adam wants her back and two look good together. Scott and Tinsley wants them to get back together
Ramona had a pre-lunch party for her skin care line. My favorite part of the party was Sonja, who thought she would have a launch party of her own at Ramona’s party. As she came with shoes for some of the Housewives. Some not all, Dorinda, shouldn’t expect a pair of shoes from the Sonja Collection anytime soon.
Notably missing from either party was Bethenny
With Carole now hanging out with Tinsley and Luann and Dorinda on simmer. Bethenny and Luann are slowly getting close. Last night Luann said: “Now that Carole “out of the way,” she can hang out with “fun” Beth.
We LOVE Wal-Marts, especially the SuperCenters, it’s the perfect place to see an argument over a simple one dollar box of Junior Mints turn into a full brawl. Type in Wal Mart on You Tube and it would take you months to binge watch all the brawls. In an ideal world all the fights would be categorized. Wal Mart fight in Produce, Wal Mart fight in electronics.
This Wal Mart story isn’t about a brawl or a fight. Just a couple who got caught up, in the caught up,at the Wal Mart Supercenter in Mankato Minnesota.
Giving them the benefit, they were soooooooooo caught up, they weren’t paying attention to where they were parked. The Front Entrance of the store.
“Well someone called 911”
When Manako finest drove up to Wally Mart, they discovered a man performing oral sex on a woman who was reclining in the drivers seat of a Red van. The officer said when he approached at van (with its engine running) the woe-man was laid back in the seat with her pants down and EXPOSED!!!
The man giving her pleasure, was her husband, thirty two year old Frank Nei. Home Cheese had his Fruit of the Loom’s down below his knees with his goodies out.
The officer knocked on the window and yelled at them! For Christ sake, ya’ll in front of a Wally Mart, my mom shops here! (not really-he didn’t say that) He told them to stop!
He said, they both seemed out of it. He didn’t smell any alcohol.
The officer said Mrs Shantell Nei was groggy and lethargic. Turns out she had taken some sleep medication. Hubby said, his wife didn’t have a drivers licence and drove because he had been drinking, and she wanted to give him some head.
Mrs Nei was cited for driving while impaired. Hubby Frank , charges were a little more serious. In addition to being charged for indecent exposure, home cheese violated a court order from November of last year. Barring him from have any contact, oral or otherwise with Mrs Nei.
I guess, if ya can’t DO it at home…. DO it at Wal Mart!
They are often naturally charming. Well liked by nearly everyone in the family. As a child they made you laugh. As you grew older, you laughed however the jokes made you uncomfortable.
You weren’t the only one. Family members saying while laughing ” Ohh you shouldn’t say that” or “That’s wrong” in mid laughter.
Despite the outrageous behavior. they are often protected by family members. “Oh he doesn’t mean it.” “He would take the shirt off his back” “She would give you her last quarter”
Over time this charming individual has made you uncomfortable when non family members are present. Your on the edge, as you wait in terror, for the off color or racist remark to be delivered in front of the unsuspecting visitor.
Then there it is!
In living color.
As the family laughs, you look away ashamed
Your options are few. Confrontation or exit. Ideally, you should wait for to talk, away from family. Calmly tell him or her what you find offensive and why. Once you’ve done this leave it. Don’t go back and revisit the conversation, it only brings animosity.
These individuals exists in every family. They’ve may have gone unnoticed for years. Until you view the family member through the eyes of a non family member.
I’ve found some success in silent eye contact. After all they are entertainers. They’re goal is to make everyone laugh and a good entertainer make adjustments for the audiences
They are others, who simply don’t care how their words affect others. “This is who I am, take me or leave me! ” When this occurs, I quietly leave. No drama, no words are needed. We love our families, we must except them for who they are warts and all., attempting to change who they are is like bumping are heads on a brick wall. However, we can make adjustments and at the end of the day, its not about their feelings and how others my react to our leaving.
This is when it’s on us to make the adjustment as we teach people how to treat us.
Okay, he told one lie. Yes, there was a meeting in Trump Tower, a tremendous building by the way. Yes, his son Don Jr was there with a Russian lawyer. Yes the letter he wrote was a total fabrication and the meeting wasn’t about adoptions ,it was about getting the skinny on crooked Hillary. He may or may not attempted to mislead the public and obscure the truth. the public, and the government. He is concerned about Jr going to jail. (The boy could get some serious time as a result of big daddy) Blame fake news!
By the way, make sure to catch him at his next rally, he is promising good hair. He loves to surround himself with like minded folks . The people who love and understand him. Even the Blacks Love him. He can read their extra large signs from his podium that’s given to every black man or women who are approved to attend the rally, that say’s Blacks Love Him!
Remember, No collusion!!! ( Okay, maybe a lil collusion,) Its a Witch Hunt with a capital “Y”
The Trump women seem to be slowly distancing themselves from the President. First, it seems the first lady prefers CNN to Fox News. Now in a statement prepare by her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham, wrote to counter his tweet suggesting LeBron isn’t bright.
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today. As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative. Her platform centers around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
Mike or Michael Jordan gets in the fray. Earlier today Jordan said I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community,”
A few days ago his daughter Ivanka said the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure and unlike her father she doesn’t believe the media is an enemy of the people.
While, Donald is the President. We can look to Melania and Ivanka to at least look Presidential.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!