Bette Midler Salutes Housekeepers Around the Globe After Getting Familiar With Her Appliances


Broadway star Bette Midler thought it was a good idea to publicly salute housekeepers and express gratitude for her kitchen appliances — objects she claims she has gotten to know better as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the nation.

“I never knew my appliances as well as I’m starting to know them,” the left-wing activist said. “So grateful to #Kenmore and #Maytag. This is no joke. I salute housekeepers around the globe, doing your best to keep your families well, safe and alive.”

Maybe she should try out the toilet brush…..just saying….try expanding her horizons.



It was immediately unclear where Bette Midler, who has a net worth of roughly $230 million, is currently residing — whether New York City or Los Angeles — but both cities are under lockdown orders. Notably, she listed her lavish New York City penthouse for sale to the tune of $50 million in September 2019.

The vacuous Hollywood drones who offer little must suffer? Bet she isn’t out lugging home the grub.

The tip of the fedora goes to David Drakes Place

Dave’s header

Bette Midler receives grade of D-minus. Barely passes class on how to use garage door opener.

The swamp on full display.

Six Companies Control about 75% of Media Sources


Eureka!  And the answer is …

by Mustang

We’ve come to use the word media as a means of communications (radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the internet) that influence people.  One question that niggles all of us from time to time is how much influence “media” has on the American people, our culture, and/or our national psyche. 

I did a cursory investigation, and what I learned was that less than ten companies control all media sources in the United States.  These include, in general ranking, the Walt Disney Company, NBC-Universal/Comcast, Time-Warner, Viacom-CBS, Sony America Corporation, and Seagram’s (yes, the whiskey company). 

Their involvement in films, music, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, Internet and social communications platforms roughly equal 75% of the total of American media offerings.

Jaw dropping.

Six companies in control of everything that impacts American society.  It is interesting to see who controls these companies.  They are mostly self-loathing, American-hating Jews.  I could go on to discuss the filth in films, decadent lyrics in music, anti-American television broadcasting and newspapers, television productions that must include a percentage of homosexuals, transgenders, and at least several psychopathic and well-tattooed and pierced but “funny” characters. 

I might even mention the incident where Disney was caught transmitting subliminal messages to our children —which over several years of debate, has convinced parents that there’s nothing to worry about because, after all, colonialism was really a very bad thing.  Besides, what pre-teen doesn’t think about sex?

But then it occurred to me that media companies may not be the problem.  They only deliver what “the people” demand —what they are willing to pay for.  It’s been going on for a while, now.  I remember my mother plopping me down in front of the black and white television when she wanted to do things without having me under foot. 

Today, parents provide their young children with video games that allow the player to rape and murder animated characters.  Cell phones are now minicomputers, so the kids can entertain themselves for hours on end, releasing parents to do their own cell phone thing. 

We can even have verbal fights on Twitter, and never worry about someone punching us in the nose for being rude or obnoxious.  And we wonder what happened to our society.  We moan about what’s happened to the America of our youth.

What happened to our country was atrocious parenting.  This, too, is nothing new; instead of having an abusive father who we feared might beat the crap out of us for misbehaving, we have abusive fathers who simply ignore us.  And Mom?  We won’t be receiving any “motherly advice” from modern Mom.  She’s on the cell phone, too.

All of this leads me to the conclusion, in agreement with my Internet friend Bunkerville, that it’s too late to save America.  It’s already gone —not coming back.  But as much as we want to blame “media” for our abysmal state of affairs, it really does boil down to parenting —or lack of it.

How am I wrong?    


Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

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Jussie Smollett and mystery BFF ‘Nigerian Bros’ – one charged before with attempted murder


Just when you think the swamp couldn’t get any deeper or more bizarre, up pops Chicago. . I would say Jussie did himself just fine.  What a cast of characters. We have George Soros. The Obama clan. One Valerie Jarrett lurking out there some where. A presidential candidate by the name of Kamela Harris.

For more about them


And the unsung mystery heroes – unreported – the so-called “Nigerian Brothers.”  Who without them there would be no story.


Jussie Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Browne Holmes, today said the Nigerian brothers committed the hate crime against her client. Tonight she said she has “no idea” what their motive could have been.



A flashback:

It’s interesting that after weeks of coverage of Jussie Smollett there has been little if any discussion of the background of the two participants in the faux attack. “Abel” and “Ola” Osundairo.

Appears to be a Ola Facebook photo

The narrative created is a couple of nice “kids” just coming forth doing the right thing. Choir boys. Doing all they can to make things right. Innocent bystanders in this theater of the absurd. Forget this whole thing wouldn’t have gone down without them.

Maybe Ola, nicknamed “Juice”, may have helped Jussie with a drug or two…for a price. Oh, by the way, Ola had a charge of attempted murder…stabbed a guy… but I am sure it was just a one-off.

I did hear one vague reference that one may have been on probation, but no reason mentioned.

So I scoured what was out there and came up with portions of the following sources:


Chicago Sun Times :


Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were unknown to most of the world until recently, when authorities revealed that the brothers — who are known as “Abel” and “Ola” — were intimately involved in the alleged bogus attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

Public records paint a picture of two men in dire financial straits. Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, 27, was also no stranger to violence.

Court records show that Olabinjo Osundairo was charged with attempted murder in a 2011 stabbing that occurred in the 4200 block of North Ashland. That is less than a block from the home that police raided in the Smollett investigation, where they recovered personal effects, including cell phones, a source said.

Olabinjo Osundairo reached a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to aggravated battery; he was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $674 fine. (Ed: It’s Chicago don’t forget.)


Court records show both men filed for bankruptcy in September 2016 and collectively owed more than $120,000 in student loans.

At the time, neither brother reported having a full-time job. Their monthly incomes, they said, were $160 and $142, which they earned from various odd jobs.


Abimbola Osundairo, in his bankruptcy filing, claimed an interest in investing. He reported that he owned four shares of a pharmaceutical company, one share of Berkshire Hathaway and one share of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company. He valued the shares at $300 at the time, though a single share of Berkshire Hathaway was worth more than $200,000 at the time of the filing.

(Ed: Otherwise known as fraud. Heck doesn’t every guy in the hood have a share or two of Berkshire Hathaway?)


In 2017, Olabinjo Osundairo co-founded a home remodeling company. In his bio on the company’s website, he says he has three degrees, including a master’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in management. The other company co-founder could not be reached.


AP News

Abimbola Osundairo, 25, graduated from Lake View High School in Chicago, where he participated in football, track and field, soccer, and wrestling, before joining the football team at Quincy University in western Illinois, according to a football profile on the university’s website. Olabinjo Osundairo, 27, also was on the Quincy football team and had attended Latmos Comprehensive College in Lagos, Nigeria, according to his football profile.

The brothers are bodybuilders who have developed an online following and have dabbled in acting and at least one failed business venture, according to social media posts and news reports.


It appears that this is Ola’s Facebook though I have not been able to double confirm this, you decide:

In December 2018, Ola uploaded a picture of him and his brother modeling “Winter Face Masks” for $20 to Facebook. The pair also modeled hooded sweatshirts, vests and baseball caps with the logo “Team Abel,” which is Abel’s Instagram handle.


Ola and his brother were both football players at Quincy University, having also attended Lakeview High School in Chicago together. According to Ola’s official profile on the school’s website, he played a total of four games at varsity level during his time at the school between 2011 and 2014. In the 2013 season, Ola recorded a solo tackle. That profile describes Ola has having two brothers, one of whom, Abel, was a defensive back for the Quincy Hawks. The bio also says that Ola attended Latmos Comprehensive College in Lagos, Nigeria. The piece names their father as Lanre Osundairo.

More at Heavy

Did Smollett Subway sandwich foil his perfect crime?


Let’s think about this. The poor fellow Smollett is attacked. Bleach thrown at him. A noose placed around his neck. But bless his heart. Through it all he hung on to his cell phone, but most importantly he hung onto his Subway sandwich. What a guy.


Smollett reported to police that at 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, he was returning to his apartment – a Subway sandwich bag in one hand and holding his cellphone in the other – when two white men wearing ski masks attacked him. He claims they yelled, “This is MAGA country” and other racial and homophobic slurs, tossing a liquid substance on him, later determined to be bleach. Carrying a noose, they placed it around Smollett’s neck.

Fighting them off, he escaped. Not only did the courageous Jussie not run off, he never lost his Subway sandwich. What an inspiration to young gay boys everywhere!

Lots of good snarky comments over at Biz Pac Review

Rafer Weigel


This would suggest that either the “Empire” actor never dropped his sub during the terrifying attack he described, or that after being viciously attacked and left with a rope around his neck, he was still of the frame of mind to search for and retrieve his sandwich.

Even though he was allegedly doused in bleach.

Keep in mind that Smollett also said he was on his cell phone when the alleged attack occurred — never mind that he did not use that phone to immediately call police, waiting about 40 minutes to do so.

Film footage of the final leg of Smollett’s trek that morning showed him entering his apartment lobby, cellphone and sandwich bag in hand, passing the night security person in the lobby, making no effort to immediately contact police. Read more at WND

Jussie Smollett’s Best Actor Oscar Nomination

featuring cameo of former gay actor Kevin Spacey



H/T: Moonbattery

Need more Kevin Spacey as bizarre as this gay Smollett dude?

Let me be frank.

Stream 2019 Oscar nominations & Netflix Secret Codes – find hidden films


The Academy Awards are just around the corner.

It’s Friday and time to crank up the old T.V and take a look at streaming some great films. Want to look at some of this year’s nominated songs and films? I got it.

How about thirty of the Best Pictures from years back? Yep, I got the way to stream them too. I’ll throw in a link to 42 Oscar winners at Netflix.

The new ones may cost you some bucks beyond your memberships to your streaming services. It sure beats the $20 bucks spent sitting in a noisy theatre with an $8 dollar box of popcorn.

I saved the best to last. Netflix’s secret codes to their genres and sub genres to thousands of hidden movies that you otherwise will be unlikely to find. You will need a regular Netflix membership.


How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Songs and Films Online

The 2019 Academy Award nominations have been announced, and whether you want to refresh your memory, or catch up on the nominees, Rolling Stone rounded up some easy ways to stream the nominated films, documentaries, and songs online before Oscar’s big night. 

Period comedy The Favourite and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma lead the pack with 10 nominations apiece, while A Star Is Born follows behind with eight nods. Green Book and Vice nabbed nominations in major categories as well. (See the full list here).

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Best Picture
Black Panther – stream here via Amazon
BlacKkKlansman – stream here via Amazon
Bohemian Rhapsody – see tickets and current showtimes or stream here via Amazon

The Favourite – see tickets and current showtimes
Green Book – see tickets and current showtimes
Roma – see tickets and current showtimes or stream on Netflix

A Star Is Born – see tickets and current showtimes
Vice – see tickets and current showtimes


Best Animated Feature
Incredibles 2 – stream here via Amazon
Isle of Dogs – stream here via Amazon
Mirai – see tickets and current showtimes
Ralph Breaks the Internet – see tickets and current showtimes
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – see tickets and current showtimes

Documentary Feature
Free Solo – stream here via Amazon
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – stream here via iTunes
Minding the Gap – stream here via Hulu
Of Fathers and Sons – see tickets and current showtimes
RBG – stream here via Amazon

For the rest of the list go over to Rolling Stone

30 Best Picture Winners You Can Stream Right Now

And as the 90th Academy Awards are sure to add yet another distinctive film to that list, there’s still time for you to bone up on Best Pictures past. Here are 30 Best Picture winners you can stream right now.   Here

42 Past Oscar-Winning Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Right Now

What’s a better stamp of excellence than an Academy Award?

Even though Netflix has spent the last few years establishing itself not just as a streaming service but a full-fledged TV studio—a move that paid off with acclaimed original series like Orange Is the New BlackHouse of CardsStranger Things, and GLOW—it will still be a place you can turn to in order to find some truly great movies. And what’s a better stamp of excellence than an Academy Award? (2004’s Crash notwithstanding.) Here are a slew of Oscar winners you can stream on Netflix, from cinema classics, rousing documentaries, and movies that feature some of the best performances committed to film.

Read more here

Netflix- their secret codes- now you can find thousands of hidden movies

In 2017 B-ville posted links to Netflix’s secret algorithms. By going to the link below and removing the XXXX and inserting the digits of your favorites genres, sub-genres out pops a list that you can’t come up with otherwise. It has been a two years since the post. I checked out a number of codes and appears to be still working for the most part. You need to be a subscriber of Netflix for this to work.


Netflix’s incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from “Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s” to “Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life”.

The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users’ viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands.

A simple web address trick has emerged showing how you can find any one of these genres simply by switching a number in a URL.

How it works

If you’re logged into Netflix, enter  but

“XXXX” is a series of digits – 1089 is “Mind-bending Movies”, for example; while 354 is “Movies Starring Matthew McConaughey” – currently a genre of one film.

Not all numbers will result in a subgenre, and given Netflix’s ever-changing algorithms, they might move around every now and then, while there may be regional differences meaning that some codes don’t work.

Codes for the main genres are available Here

Here are links to a list of even more.

NetFlix streaming by alternate genres (main list)

Enjoy and have a great movie weekend.



Life —it’s all about them


Gwyneth Paltrow

By Mustang

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it … how rich and arrogant leftists are, how they will do anything to enrich themselves further, all the while pretending that they give a damn about “the people.”  I read this example of financial greed a week or so ago … thought I’d share.

The actress Gwyneth Paltrow (a leftist-weirdo if ever there was one) wasn’t content to rake in millions in the film industry, so she started a company called Goop.  No, really —that’s what she calls it.  The company sells “healthful” products to help the little people. She calls it her lifestyle brand.  Some examples of her products include GTOX 5-salt detox body scrub, Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak, Replenishing Night Crème, and Revitalizing Day Moisturizer.  She calls one wellness product He Shou Wu rejuvenation tonic; it’s a supplement selling for about $73.00.  You can get a charcoal stick for just under $30 —but I’m not quite sure what you’re supposed to do with it.

A British newspaper recently described the Paltrow products as Gobbledy-Goop and they’ve called her out on some of her ridiculous claims.  Ignoring these criticisms, she actually appeared on BBC to defend her brand, even claiming that the company hires its own scientists to help develop quality products.

Perhaps Gwyneth misspoke; perhaps she meant to say that her company hires its own pseudoscientists.  Real scientists are telling BBC that Paltrow’s claims are only this: fraudulent.  Dr. Edzard Ernst, who is an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Exeter said, “The only evidence her products are supported is that they render Mrs. Paltrow richer and her gullible customers a little poorer.”  Dr. Les Rose, a retired medical researcher added, “This subculture of alternative health is actually very harmful.”

Well, no matter … Paltrow won’t be dissuaded.  “We really believe there are healing modalities that have existed for thousands of years and they challenge maybe a conventional western doctor that might not believe necessarily in the healing powers of essential oils or any variety of acupuncture —things that have been tried and tested for hundreds of years … and we find that they are very helpful to people and that there is an incredible power in the human body to heal itself.”

Here’s a sample of her healing modalities (raucous laughter is authorized):

She sells Jade Eggs.  The company ran a televised interview with a beauty guru who advocated that women should put jade eggs inside their vaginas to increase their sexual energy.

The company also recommends Vaginal Steaming to clean the female insides.  This is where a client sits on a mini-throne and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleans the uterus.  Paltrow wrote, “It is an energetic release that balances female hormones.”  One [real] doctor opined: “It is probably not a good for the vagina.  Herbal steam is no better and possibly worse.  Mugwort, when steamed, either vaginally or on the vulva, can’t possibly balance any reproductive hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, treat depression, or cure infertility. Most definitely never do that,” he said, “as there are risks of burns at a place where you don’t want any.”

Goop recommends that women never wear tight bras because it can increase the risk of breast cancer.  Now this is a topic that scares most women.  Experts, on the other hand, say that the claim is “bad, unscientific, and maddening.”  Why would Paltrow do such a thing?

Finally, Paltrow’s company sells Moon Dust.  Yep.  It’s a range of powdered herbal remedies said to work synergistically at the deepest levels to enhance one’s beauty, brains, body, sexual energy, sleep, and spirit.  Paltrow herself is said to sprinkle moon dust in her morning smoothie.  On the other hand, bona fide nutritionists say that its ingredients are a mixture of Chinese herbs and medicines and there is no evidence that it has any value to human health.

Paltrow had to pay out nearly $150,000 for making the false Jade Egg claim, but she remains undeterred.  She and fellow nut bag Demi Moore toasted ten successful years selling their snake-oil modalities to people who are dumber than they are.

I suppose it all comes down to this: either Gwyneth Paltrow seeks to enrich herself by taking advantage of mentally fragile people, which is typical of most leftists here in America as well, or if she truly does believe in the healing power of Vaginal Steaming, she ought not be allowed to walk around without the supervision of an adult caretaker.

Hillary Clinton breeches again…sends out video message, makes the Grammys


Apparently her little problem with keeping on a staff member who sexually harassed another member  means nothing to Hollyweird. On with the Grammy show. But for those who may have missed the bizzaro clip out there and are still wondering whether Trump has his marbles, well… Looks to me that Hillary has been hitting the Chardonnay. “Bitches supporting other bitches?” Really?

Rampage at the Grammy’s -The former secretary of state participated in a skit among different stars auditioning to narrate “Fire and Fury” during the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton loves you, bitches.

The former presidential candidate and secretary of state sent out a video message “directed to activist bitches supporting bitches,” as she put it, via Twitter Friday night.

“Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks,” Clinton said into a cellphone camera, seated at a red banquette in what appeared to be a restaurant.

“Thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important, good work,” she said.

At the urging of an off-camera companion, she added with a laugh: “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches. So let’s go.”




Here she is a few days ago:

In Search of Common Sense

In Search Of: Common Sense     by Mustang

Over the past several weeks, all of us have been subjected to a growing list of women who claim they are victims of improper sexual behavior by prominent men.  By ‘prominent men,’ I mean very rich and influential people in the government, media, and in the television and film industry.  By ‘industry,’ I do not mean to suggest that they produce anything worthwhile.  Equally prominent women have united around the hash tag ‘me too.’

In any case, the allegations are disturbing.  From news reporting and social media, one might assume that every other man one happens to meet on the street is a rapist.  No doubt such do men exist; I only wonder if the problem is as prevalent as the media would have us believe.  Moreover, I have to question whether the problem is as one-sided as the women (and Gloria Allred) would like for us to believe.

The accusations, by the way, at least so far, include actresses in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia —and one White House intern.  Recently, Hollywood actress Ashley Judd stated that masher Harvey Weinstein gave her this option: succumb to my advances, or I’ll rape you.  Judd, being an astute business woman, negotiated.  She decided to have sex with this man in exchange for opportunities to earn millions in the film industry.  If this account is true, then Weinstein was behaving like a pig —and if true, then what should we conclude about the behavior of Ms. Judd?

Yes, it is true that men behave poorly, but women behave badly as well.  Whatever happened to the option of refusing such advances? In other words, saying ‘no.’  Would Judd’s career have suffered?  Perhaps, but then these women ought to know that beyond a three-digit emergency number, there are hundreds of starving attorneys who would love to litigate such allegations —especially when the accusation involves massively wealthy and enormously influential men.

And then, of course, we have a woman who was paid to discredit the victims of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.  According to press reports, Attorney Lisa Bloom was paid by Weinstein to question the veracity of his accusers, often failing to reveal that she was on Weinstein’s payroll.  Who is Lisa Bloom?  She’s the daughter of Gloria Allred.

There is no excuse for men like Weinstein, but I ponder … perhaps actresses have been saying ‘yes’ for far too many years.  It could also be true that some women actually encourage or enable piggish behavior.  To me, solving this problem is no more than a matter of common sense, or in the case of women like Ashley Judd, skill as a negotiator and a willingness to acknowledge their own character flaws.

Crackerpiece Theatre: A Translation of the Zimmerman Trial

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. I don’t have much energy or wish to opine on the heavy concerns of the day. I caught this over at McNorman’s blog, stop by as he has good stuff. Nothing offensive meant by this. It was just funny to me.

Published on Jul  1, 2013

In this edition of Crackerpiece Theatre, we tackle the mysterious dialect used by Rachel Jeantel during her testimony at the George Zimmerman trial! With special guest translator and cracker expert, Alistair McCrackerton.


Take care of your ‘Red Solo Cup’ today!

I hope everyone has a great day with friends and family. Enjoy the game, and be sure and take care of your “Red Solo Cup”! 


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