Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Binge with Dolf / 2017 Edition

The following are #DolfApproved TV shows perfect for binge watching. Some are new, some are classics, and some are little-known cult favorites. Don't expect in-depth analysis here. I've become fully Twitterized. If you can't say it in a few words, don't say it. 
  • The Sopranos (HBO GO) – the greatest show that is or was or ever will be. 
  • Genius (National Geographic) - So far the best show of 2017. Both Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush are amazing as young and old Einstein respectively. Ron Howard did a great job adapting Walter Isaacson's excellent biography for YV. The production is top notch . Genius looks like a movie. Sets and visuals are amazing. If there is any justice in the TV world, his show should win a bunch of Emmy's! Also, I can't wait to see which "genius" is selected for Season 2! 
  • The Night Of (HBO GO) - Loved it. John Turturro and Riz Ahmed are excellent, as are the rest of the cast including some of my favorites from The Wire. Oh indeeeeed! Each episode is better than the one before it. A strong contender for the best of 2016.
  • Westworld (HBO GO) - Like The Night Of each new episode of Westworld is better than the one before it. The result is a very satisfying finale. Although primarily draped in visuals of the wild west, this show is about artificial intelligence, technology, humanity, consciousness, ethics, and morality. Deep stuff going on here! Another strong contender for the best of 2016.
  • Mr. Robot (iTunes / USA) – The best technology themed show of all time. If you loved the movie Fight Club, you will love Mr. Robot as it is an unapologetic tribute and homage to David Fincher's classic. Keep an eye on the show's creator Sam Esmail. He's capable of creating some future classics. 
  • Black Mirror (Netflix) – Also the best technology themed show of all time. 
  • Marco Polo (Netflix) - Marco got some major hate from the critics but I don't care. I just finished season 2 which was quite a bit better than the first season. I'll never look at Chinese Swallows the same again. Also, 100 Eyes is one of the best characters to come along in awhile. 
  • Silicon Valley (HBO GO) – The best technology themed comedy show of all time.  
  • Battlestar Galactica (Hulu) – Number Six is the most beautiful female robot to ever grace a TV screen. And yes, I would marry her in a heartbeat despite the fact that she kills a ****** within 10 minutes of first appearing on screen. 
  • Hannibal (Hulu) – A misunderstood hero runs into legal issues over his dietary predilections. 
  • Narcos (Netflix) - Another misunderstood hero runs into legal issues over his entrepreneurial ventures.  
  • South Park (Hulu / Comedy Central) - How can a show that is so vulgar, vile, and childish also deliver TV's most biting social and political commentary? That's the magic of South Park. Eric Cartman is one of the greatest TV characters (animated or real) of all time bringing to life a modern day Archie Bunker. 
  • Fringe (Netflix) - It's 2016 and I'm just now discovering this gem. I love everything about this show. From the science-heavy plotlines to the amazing cast of actors. I'm fairly certain there is no drama in existence that references Quantum Mechanics more than Fringe. I consider Fringe to be the rightful successor to The X-Files. Bonus: Several actors from The Wire make their way onto this show. Also, JJ Abrams is a co-creator. 
  • The Man in the High Castle (Amazon) - What if the Nazis and the Japanese had won World War II? Spoiler… It ain’t good. 
  • Mr. Show (iTunes) – The best comedy you’ve probably never seen. 
  • Get a Life (DVD) – The other best comedy you’ve probably never seen. 
  • Fargo (Hulu / FX) – If you like weird, violent, dark humor with a dose of amazing cinematography, this is the show for you. Despite a slightly slow start, Season 2 surpasses the excellent first season. 
  • True Detective (HBO GO - Season 1 only!) – Whatever you do, please stop once Season 1 is over! 
  • Vikings (Hulu / History Channel) - The real life adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok. If you're a Spartacus and Game of Thrones fan you will love this show. While not as sexually deviant as either of those shows, there's plenty of good old fashioned Viking violence. 
  • The Killing (Netflix) – If you want to be simultaneously entertained and massively depressed, The Killing is an excellent choice! If True Detective and The Sopranos had a baby, this would be it. The show's creator (Veena Sud) is from Cincinnati and I've probably met her at some point before she hit the big time. 
  • Arrested Development (Hulu) - After watching The Killing you are going to need some comedy in your life and Arrested Development is one of the greatest. If you can sit through a typical Hollywood comedy and not laugh a single time (like me) then this show is what you need. 
  • Daredevil (Netflix) – A big surprise. An excellent show with several great characters. Netflix Studios is for real, yo! “Shadows In The Glass” was one of the best singular episodes of any TV show in 2015. It seems that whenever Steven S. DeKnight is involved with a show, it makes my list of the best. Update: Season 2 is even better than Season 1! #ThePunisher
  • Jessica Jones (Netflix) – I didn’t think I’d like it, but I did. Great female lead. And I would kill to have the villain’s super power. 
  • Spartacus (Netflix) – Blood, blood, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. The first season stars the awesome Andy Whitfield who died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma before Season 2 started filming. Created by entertainment genius Steven S. DeKnight. 
  • Rome (HBO GO) – Titus Pullo is the most loveable murderer in TV history. 
  • Mad Men (Netflix) - Don Draper is one of the greatest characters of all time. Although I don't recall him killing anyone, for some reason Don Draper reminded me of another questionable hero, Tony Soprano. 
  • Master of None (Netflix) - This show has been the closest thing to Seinfeld since Seinfeld. The "Old People" episode is a modern day comedy masterpiece.
  • The Americans - (FX) - Set in the 80's against the backdrop of the Cold War. If you've ever dreamed of seeing Felicity (Keri Russell) brutally kill somebody you will REALLY love this show. Great acting and deft handling of familial, political, and religious issues. 
  • Family Guy (Hulu / Fox) - Only in the Family Guy universe can you get Gwyneth Paltrow doing Harriet Tubman. The best non-sequitur-heavy humor since Chris Elliott's Get a Life
  • American Dad (Hulu / Netflix / TBS) - It's in its 11th season, it moved from FOX to TBS and American Dad is... peaking? If you gave up on American Dad years ago check out the latest season and you might change your mind. The move to TBS seems to have reinvigorated the show. "Next of Pin" is the one of the finest pieces of comedy you will see in 2016. 
  • The X-Files (Hulu / Fox) - If you missed The X-Files the first time around, 213 episodes of alien abductions, conspiracy theories, monsters, and other assorted craziness awaits. Often overlooked within the weirdness is the thought provoking social commentary and clever use of metaphor that The X-Files masterfully delivered. 
  • Seinfeld (Hulu) – I’m amazed how many of today’s yutes have not seen this show. Leave the rave an hour early and watch a few episodes so you'll be able to understand all of the references that your 40+ year old co-workers make all of the time.  
  • Tenacious D (HBO GO) – The greatest band in history. Watch it YOU F#CKING ROBOTS! A young Jack Black at his comedic best. Not safe for work. Not safe for home.  
If you need more picks, let me know as I have plenty more. I don’t feel I need to tell you about The Wire, Breaking BadGame of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, but if you live under a rock and aren’t aware of their greatness, be sure to work those shows in as well. Also if you like crime documentaries, I highly recommend Making a Murderer (Netflix), The Jinx (HBO GO), and the dark, twisted granddaddy of them all, the documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (HBO GO) and its sequels. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cowardly Commie-in-Chief Trump Signs Barbaric HJ Res 69 aka The GOP Bear Cub / Wolf Pup Slaughter Act of 2017

Our cowardly Commie-in-Chief Donald Trump signed HJ Res 69 aka The GOP Bear Cub / Wolf Pup Slaughter Act of 2017 on April 4, 2017. Alaska now has the right to use Predator Control Units to kill bears and wolves in a number of barbaric ways if it sees fit. If you are disgusted with this and other idiotic policies like the recent REVERSAL on the lead ammunition ban, there's only one thing you can do, VOTE OUT THE GOP!


#2018isComing

#VoteOutTheGOP #TrumpsBear


Denning - The Killing of Hibernating Bear Cubs & Wolf Pups & Their Moms


A message from these baby wolves: Fuck you Trump! Fuck you Republican ghouls! Step into a forest and we are going to rip your throats out once we're big enough. 



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Tell to VETO the barbaric HJ Res 69 Bill now! Please RT.


Will vote YES on making it legal to: kill hibernating bear/wolf cubs in their dens along with their mothers, kill animals from planes, use steel traps & neck snares? Tell him NO! This is a bi-partisan issue.

This disgusting bill comes from Representative Don Young from Alaska, bought and paid for by the NRA, Safari Club, and other Hunting organizations. Young applauded the reversal on lead ammo bans allowing Alaska to be littered with poison all to placate his hunting buddies.

Don Young bragged about slaughtering bear cubs and there moms when he created this bill! What a disgusting sellout GHOUL!



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Names of United States Senators who voted FOR HJ Res 69


Below are the names of United States Senators who voted for the barbaric HJ Res 69 that Commie-in-Chief Trump signed into law on April 4, 2017.

Please remember this during re-election time. Do not vote for these Senators! Every single Republican Senator voted for THIS bill!

#VoteOutTheGOP #2018isComing

HJ Res 69 has legalized cruelty in refuges where countless wild species make their homes. 
  • Hunters can kill hibernating Bear & Wolf cubs and mothers in their dens. 
  • Hunters can kill animals from airplanes. 
  • Trappers can use barbaric steel-jaw and wire-snare traps.
  • The Bill would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from regulating these cruel hunting practices in any way moving forward. 

"Denning" - The Killing of Hibernating Bear & Wolf Cubs along with their mothers. 



YEAs ---52
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kennedy (R-LA)
King (I-ME)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)
Shelby (R-AL)
Strange (R-AL)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Young (R-IN)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Names of United States Representatives Who Voted For HJ Res 69

Below are the names of United States Representatives who voted for the barbaric HJ Res 69 that Commie-in-Chief Trump signed into law on April 4, 2017.

Please remember this during re-election time. Do not vote for these Representatives! It shouldn't come as a surprise that the vast majority of these Representatives are Republican!

#VoteOutTheGOP #2018isComing

HJ Res 69 has legalized cruelty in refuges where countless wild species make their homes. 
  • Hunters can kill hibernating Bear & Wolf cubs and mothers in their dens. 
  • Hunters can kill animals from airplanes. 
  • Trappers can use barbaric steel-jaw and wire-snare traps.
  • The Bill would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from regulating these cruel hunting practices in any way moving forward. 
Find the name of your Representative on www.House.gov!

Representatives who voted YES on HJ Res 69

Abraham
Aderholt
Allen
Amash
Arrington
Babin
Bacon
Banks (IN)
Barletta
Barr
Bergman
Biggs
Bilirakis
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Blum
Bost
Brady (TX)
Brat
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Buchanan
Buck
Bucshon
Budd
Burgess
Byrne
Calvert
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Cheney
Coffman
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comer
Comstock
Conaway
Cook
Costello (PA)
Cramer
Crawford
Cuellar
Culberson
Davidson
Davis, Rodney
Denham
Dent
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Diaz-Balart
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Dunn
Emmer
Farenthold
Faso
Ferguson
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gaetz
Gallagher
Garrett
Gibbs
Gohmert
Gonzalez (TX)
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Griffith
Grothman
Guthrie
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (LA)
Hill
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hudson
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd
Issa
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (LA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Joyce (OH)
Katko
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kind
King (IA)
Kinzinger
Knight
Kustoff (TN)
Labrador
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lance
Latta
Lewis (MN)
Long
Loudermilk
Love
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Marchant
Marino
Marshall
Massie
Mast
McCarthy
McCaul
McClintock
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
Meadows
Meehan
Messer
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mooney (WV)
Mullin
Murphy (PA)
Newhouse
Noem
Nunes
Palazzo
Palmer
Paulsen
Pearce
Perry
Peterson
Pittenger
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Posey
Ratcliffe
Reed
Renacci
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce (CA)
Russell
Rutherford
Sanford
Scalise
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Smucker
Stefanik
Stivers
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Turner
Valadao
Vela
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Zeldin

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Call Your Senator Today / Republicans Trying to Destroy The Endangered Species Act / Vote NO on H.J. Res. 69 & S.J. Res. 18!


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Republicans are trying to systematically destroy The Endangered Species Act. This is the law that saved the Bald Eagle from extinction as well as many other iconic species. The Endangered Species act has a 99% success rate. It does NOT need to be fixed as the GOP contends. Republicans are trying to gut the bill to appease the NRA, Big Oil, and other corporate interests. Saving endangered animals is a bipartisan issue! Don't let the Republicans destroy this vital piece of legislation! 

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke an important federal rule that bans various controversial hunting practices on federally owned land in Alaska. 

The Senate will soon be voting on a companion bill Senate Joint Resolution (S.J. Res.) 18 as well as House Joint Resolution 69

If passed, it they will legalize cruelty in refuges where countless wild species make their homes. 

  • Hunters can kill hibernating Bear & Wolf cubs and mothers in their dens. 
  • Hunters can kill animals from airplanes. 
  • Trappers can use barbaric steel-jaw and wire-snare traps.
  • The Bill would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from regulating these cruel hunting practices in any way moving forward. 

1. Find your Senator's Phone Number   
2. Tell your Senator to OPPOSE H.R. Res 69 & S.J. Res. 18. 

Key Battleground States: 

Alaska
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
202-224-6665

Arizona
U.S. Senator John McCain
202-224-2235

Indiana
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly
202-224-4814

Louisiana
U.S. Senator John Kennedy
202-224-4623

Maine
U.S. Senator Susan Collins
202-224-2523

Minnesota
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
202-224-3244

Missouri
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
202-224-6154

Montana
U.S. Senator Jon Tester
202-224-2644

Ohio
U.S. Senator Rob Portman
202-224-3353

South Carolina
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
202-224-5972

West Virginia
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin
202-224-3954

U.S. Senator Shelley Capito
202-224-6472

The vote is expected to be close, and these particular U.S. senators need to hear from their constituents ASAP. Please take a moment to locate your state, and call ASAP! 

If your state is not listed above, please visit https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ to find your senator's phone number. All states are important in this vote!  

He is the full text of the "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska" rule which the Republicans are trying to invalidate and overturn completely.