Losses in life!! … the good ones go! … ‘Outside of Hollywood he started the Peter Mayhew Foundation to support people in need of aid, including sending food and supplies to the children of Venezuela. Included is a tribute to the famous Wookie and the gentle giant who brought him to life.’
For those of you who haven’t heard, Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca died on April 30th. This film icon not only played “Chewie” in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 in the prequels, and the new trilogy. Outside of Hollywood he started the Peter Mayhew Foundation to support people in need of aid, including sending food and supplies to the children of Venezuela. Below is a tribute to the famous Wookie and the gentle giant who brought him to life.
I totally share your feeling … I’ve stopped ‘researching’ him. I rather reblog!! Unless it makes fun of him!! … ‘The horrifying fact is this: Drumpfand his supporters are destroying democracy. That sounds so melodramatic, but nonetheless it’s true. I don’t want to write about Drumpf but there’s nothing as important as the erosion of democratic norms and the corruption of democratic institutions.’
Trump fatigue. It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything on this blog, and it’s due entirely to Trump fatigue. I don’t want to write about Comrade Trump. Or anything to do with Trump. Or the Trump administration. I’m sick of writing about Trump. There are so many other things I’d like to write about.
But the horrifying fact is this: Trump and his supporters are destroying democracy. That sounds so melodramatic, but nonetheless it’s true. I don’t want to write about Trump, but there’s nothing as important as the erosion of democratic norms and the corruption of democratic institutions.
I watched Attorney General William Barr’s attempt to lie and harrumph his way through the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. There was a moment that seemed to me to be the distillation of everything Trump. In response to a question, Barr said this:
Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. Daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, sister of Luke Skywalker, and with a soft spot for scoundrels, Leia ranks among the galaxy’s great heroes.
A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils.
Peter William Mayhew was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role. The actor died March 30, 2019.
Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer and comedian. Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film. She died on December 27, 2016, at age 60.
Kenneth George Baker was an English actor and musician. He is best remembered for portraying the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise. The actor died on August 13, 2016 .
Thank you for this share … ‘Rebel HQ’s Emma Vigeland breaks down the news that Drumpf‘s Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Ben Carson, has been obstructing an investigation into their handling of their response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.’
Originally populated by the indigenousTaíno people, Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was contested by French, Dutch, and British but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries.
The island’s cultural and demographic landscapes were shaped by the displacement and assimilation of the native population, the forced migration of African slaves and settlement from the Canary Islands and Andalusia.
Spain’s distant administrative control continued up to the end of the 19th century, producing a distinctive creole Hispanic culture and language that combined indigenous, African, and European elements. In 1898, following the Spanish–American War, the United States acquired Puerto Rico under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.