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#NeverTrump Loyalists are Social Justice Warriors, Too

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – Some food critic at the fake news website Vice issued a tweet on Sunday that said “Why is Brooklyn Barbecue taking over the world?”  The tweet was accompanied by a photo showing three strips of dry-looking brisket, a couple of pickles, and a small roll.  Everyone at thousands of barbecue joints all over Texas just laughed.  These New Yorkers are so cute.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Working over the weekend, the Florida Senate rejected a bill that would ban an ill-defined category of “assault weapons,” in spite of the 3 week-long fake news media assault on guns.  In their next action, the senators passed a bill that would authorize specially-trained teachers to carry firearms in the state’s public schools.

 

Thousands of Mini-Mes would be far preferable. – Michelle Obama told an audience last week that she has no plans to run for president herself, and would rather spend her time “creating thousands of ‘mes’.”  That is “me”, plural, as in thousands of Michelle Obamas.  As in thousands of imperious, self-absorbed women running around America forcing school children to eat a tiny sliver of rubbery chicken breast and 3 wilted leaves of spinach for lunch.  As in thousands of imperious, self-absorbed women who have never been proud of their country.  As in thousand of imperious, self-absorbed women who pose for the most awful First Lady portraits in American history.  It would almost be better to take the risk of her running for President instead.

Speaking of imperious, self-absorbed people, thousands of climate scammers suffered yet another setback over the weekend when it was announced that scientists had recently discovered a super-colony of 1.5 million Adelie Penguins thriving in the warmest part of Antarctica.  This is a sub-species of the flightless bird that climate scamm…er, “scientists” have spent years trying to convince everyone was endangered thanks to “global warming.”  Given that this super-colony of the birds was discovered in literally the very warmest part of the frozen continent, all these climate scammers are gonna have to find a new scam.

They would have spent the evening protesting the public sexual exploitation of scantily-clad actresses while surrounded by sexually-exploited, scantily-clad actresses, but then they wouldn’t have near as much fun at the after-parties. – Hollywood’s depraved glitterati spent much of the Oscars ceremony Sunday evening bad-mouthing the right to carry firearms, especially “assault weapons,” in a venue that was surrounded by more than 500 security personnel carrying firearms, including “assault weapons.”  What, you expected self-awareness from the collection of nitwits who last year gave you Baywatch and Mother!?

There is no statute of limitations on SJW outrage. – Actor Gary Oldman got his #MeToo moment on social media right after he accepted the Academy Award for Best Actor, as social justice warriors on Twitter and Facebook dredged up allegations by his wife from 2001 in which she claimed he hit her with a telephone receiver (from an old-style, corded phone) several times during a domestic quarrel.  Entertainment Weekly critic Dana Schwartz wailed “was Gary Oldman a secret agent sent to ruin my evening, and possibly my life?”  None of the 20-ish SJWs issuing those tweets even knows what a telephone receiver is, but they’re pretty sure using one to hit your spouse is a bad thing.  And if you’re living a life that can be ruined by the wrong guy winning an Oscar, you are living a sad life indeed.

#NeverTrumpers are SJWs, too. – Joe Cunningham, one of the big contingent of Trump hating “conservatives” at the website Red State, issued a hilariously stupid screed attacking the President titled “This is what happens when a President is all talking points and no substance.”  Cunningham’s diatribe comes less than a week after the Heritage Foundation announced that the supposedly substance-devoid POTUS has already accomplished 64% of his policy agenda in a little over 13 months in office.  Red State is what happens when hubris and envy overrule common sense.  In case you hadn’t already figured it out, #NeverTrumpers are the SJWs of the political right:  always certain of their righteousness, and always wrong about everything.

Just another day in #NeverTrumpers are social justice warriors too America.

That is all.

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Hollywood Is Dead, And That’s Great For America

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • If you tuned in to yesterday’s Campaign Update, you know that I warned you all that this new Jennifer Lawrence vehicle titled “mother” was going to be Hollywood’s next big stink bomb.  Lo and behold, just a few hours after I posted that piece, film critic Rex Reed – who has got to be about 150 years old at this point – published his review of this flick, which he calls the worst movie of the year, possibly of this century:   “This delusional freak show is two hours of pretentious twaddle that tackles religion, paranoia, lust, rebellion, and a thirst for blood in a circus of grotesque debauchery to prove that being a woman requires emotional sacrifice and physical agony at the cost of everything else in life, including life itself.” That, my friends, is a stink bomb.
  • Pity poor Rex, though:  I knew the film was going to suck just from reading the director’s statement on how he derived its plot;  Mr. Reed had to sit through the atrocity before he could pen his review of it.  So I definitely got the best of this deal.
  • Hollywood as we have known it for the last 100 years is dead.  It is dead because it is now an industry filled by empty people who have never had an original thought in their entire lives.  It is dead because these empty people are no longer able to turn out films to which the common man can relate, because these empty people have lost all ability to relate to the common man.  It is dead because everything turned out by Hollywood today is entirely derivative of something Hollywood has already turned out before (thus, last year’s inexplicable remake of Ben Hur; thus, this year’s 6th or 7th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean), and because the impulse by these empty people to fill their works with leftist political lectures robs their derivative works of all possible entertainment value.
  • Jennifer Lawrence is kind of cute.  She can sort of act.  Nobody gives a flying rat’s ass what she thinks about climate change or race relations.  People want to buy tickets to movies that entertain them – which explains why any cartoon film with Minions in it will do spectacular box office – not to films that lecture them.  If people want to be lectured, they can go pull up any random YouTube video of Hillary Clinton promoting her new book.  Note to Hollywood:  Nobody does that.
  • Hollywood as we have known it is dead, yes it is.  It survived for years thanks to America’s seemingly insatiable appetite for mindless blockbusters based on mindless comic books.  The box office for those blockbusters enabled leftist, anti-American producers to continued doling out millions of dollars to leftist directors to produce unappealing, box-office disaster films filled with leftist propaganda starring modestly-talented, sort of cute leftist actors.
  • But those days are gone.  America’s appetite for mindless comic book blockbusters has run its course, and Hollywood has suffered through two straight record summer box office disasters the last two years.  When even The Rock is no longer a guarantor of box office success – as with this summer’s disastrous remake of Bay Watch – you know the goose that has laid all these golden eggs is running out of steam.
  • It’s not just movies, it’s television, too.  There was a time when Norman Lear could make a sitcom filled with liberal propaganda, and 25% of the American public would be standing around water coolers and break rooms the next day talking about what Maude or Archie Bunker had to say the previous evening.  Now, if a sitcom attracts 2% of the public for an audience it has had a gigantic night.
  • Hollywood has lost its influence because its little bubble-contained culture became completely antithetical to the real American culture over the last 40 years.  Ordinary Americans became sick of having their values lampooned and sensitivities insulted at every turn, and gradually began to realize they could change the channel or simply quit paying to see these awful flicks at the theaters.
  • This is all a great thing for American society.  It means our culture is generally healthy, because a culture that rejects obvious scams and blatant disregard for common values is a culture that remains strong at its base.
  • The strongest sign of the health of America’s core culture came this week when Tuesday night’s benefit show headlined by a broad array of Hollywood leftwingers managed to raise $14.5 million for hurricane relief.  That same evening, George Strait, the all-American country singer, held a separate event along with a few of his fellow country singers and raised $20 million.  Meanwhile, the all-American football player J.J. Watt has managed to raise more than $31 million all by himself.
  • There is a message for Hollywood leftists in all of that, and that message is that ordinary Americans are sick of you clowns.  The fact that a film like mother even got made tells us that Hollywood has not received this message.  And I’m cool with that.  You should be, too.

Just another day in dying Hollywood America.

That is all.

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Ben Shapiro Speaks, Everyone Lives To Tell The Story. Film At 11.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • If you’re looking for Hollywood’s next big box office stink bomb, look no further than Jennifer Lawrence’s latest vehicle, titled “mother”.  Thought by advance critics to be a dramatic character study of modern life, the film is being released with very little marketing or promotion, possibly because the advance critics were wrong.  Turns out, according to its director, the same clown who gave us the leftist climate change lecture, “Noah”, the movie is actually yet another Hollywood leftist lecture on overpopulation and climate change:  “As a species our footprint is perilously unsustainable yet we live in a state of denial about the outlook for our planet and our place on it. From this primordial soup of angst and helplessness I woke up one morning and this movie poured out of me.”  Oh, lovely, can’t wait to go out and pay a princely sum of money to see this train wreck.  Yeah, you betcha, sure.  Holy cow.
  • The Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of government rescinded his offer of a “visiting fellowship” to traitorous trans-gender Chelsea Manning on Thursday, as controversy about the invitation had continued to grow.  “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake,” Douglas W. Elmendorf, the school’s dean, wrote in a message released around midnight.  Gee, you think?  I mean, how does such an invitation get extended in the first place?  Is there no process for review above the Dean in Harvard’s management?  Wouldn’t one logically think that extending such an invitation to anyone who actively conspired with our nation’s enemies during time of war would be sort of an automatic “no”?
  • This will no doubt end the matter, since no one in the fake news media will want to ask these tough questions of one of their favored left-wing institutions of higher brainwashing, but that’s a damn shame.  The mere fact that this invitation was extended to one of the grand traitors in our nation’s history ought to be cause for heads to roll, and not just the Dean’s.  But this the world of higher education, where accountability is a concept as buried within the culture as is the concept of free speech.
  • Conservative writer Ben Shapiro, who manages the “DailyWire” blog site, made his scheduled appearance at Cal Berkeley on Thursday, and amazingly, no riots broke out, though two Antifa morons were arrested even before the event began.  To watch the University’s preparations for the event, one would have thought an army of black-masked thugs or something was coming to destroy the campus and its easily-triggered student body, but no, it was just little Ben Shapiro, who sounds exactly like a 30 year-old Richard Dreyfuss, and is about the same size.
  • Boy, what an imposing figure he makes, armed with his speaker notes and wearing his Yarmuke.  Berkeley officials were so concerned about the impact of his words – you know, all that horrible talk about the need to address the federal budget deficit and stop getting involved in wars all over the Middle East, terrible stuff like that – that they had special counseling rooms set up for triggered students and – get this – faculty!  Good lord, even the freaking faculty at Berkeley is now a bunch of pathetic snowflakes.
  • Despite Shapiro’s mild demeanor and not-exactly-imposing presence, Berkeley prepared as if its campus was being invaded by Godzilla, spending more than $600,000 on police presence, and even erecting a concrete barrier around the site of Mr. Shapiro’s lecture – ironic for a school run by opponents of President Trump’s border wall – all on the pretense that Mr. Shapiro’s words, not Antifa thugs, might somehow cause a riot to break out.  The University carried that security charade so far as to actually bill Shapiro $15,000 as a “security fee” to come give a speech on its campus, an event to which he was invited by a student group.
  • This “security fee” tricked worked with Ann Coulter early this year, when she was invited to speak.  In response to receiving that billing, Ms. Coulter pulled out of the event rather than pay the fee.  No doubt, Berkeley officials expected – hoped for – the same response from Shapiro.  But Ben called their bluff, paid the fee, and gave his speech.
  • And guess what happened?  Not much, really, other than the two Antifa nitwits getting themselves tossed in jail.  The speech was extremely well-attended and, other than being interrupted a few times by agitators that University officials infiltrated into the crowd intentionally, came off pretty seamlessly.  About 1,000 protesters gathered outside the hall and chanted dumb chants and carried signs containing idiotic slogans, but that’s what these people do for a living, so no biggie as long as no one gets hurt.
  • Nobody died – indeed, campus police reported that no one was really even harmed – and actual ideas in conflict with the prevailing leftist/communist thought being washed into the students’ brains by the faculty every day were aired in a mostly peaceful atmosphere.  Questions were asked from the audience, and answered by the speaker, and no one passed out or became overly verklempt.  All of that exchanging of ideas took place on a left-wing university campus.  What a concept.
  • Hey, I’m old enough to remember when that sort of exchange of ideas and exercising of free speech on a left-wing college campus wasn’t headline news.  Things change.

Just another day in campus leftism is destroying America America.

That is all.

 

Photo credit:  The Patriot Post

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J-Law Shows Us Why Actors Should Never Go Off-Script

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • From our Shut Up And Act files… – Brain-dead actress Jennifer Lawrence, touring the globe promoting her latest sure-to-be box office bomb, told an interviewer on BBC Channel 4 that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were nature’s way of getting back at America for electing Donald Trump to the presidency.  No, really, she said this – I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  No word from Ms. Lawrence on why Mother Nature is currently intent upon punishing her home town of Los Angeles with the largest wildfires in its history.
  • Why not just give Rosie O’Donnell a prime time gig? – The leftward-tilting of Fox News by Ruppert Murcoch’s two simpleton sons continues, as the network’s 5:00 ET offering called “The Specialists” was unceremoniously cancelled on Friday and replaced by an hour-long news segment anchored by the very oh-so-progressive Shepherd Smith, who wears his political biases quite emotionally each day on the sleeves of his tightly-tailored suits.    But hey, this is just keeping with the program at Fox these days, as even the formerly balanced Bret Baier has lately taken to stacking his nightly panels with virulent anti-Trump talking heads like Guy Benson, A.B. Stoddard, Jonah Goldberg and the super-entertaining Stephen Hayes, who hasn’t been right about anything since the introduction of Apple’s first IPhone.
  • Ok, so, is this one of those “The End of Trump!” events, or one of those “This is Just the Beginning!” events?  It’s always so hard to tell… – Speaking of the #NeverTrump idiot lobby, the temper tantrums from that part of the DC establishment over the President’s deal with Pelosi and Schumer continued unabated through Friday.  Especially entertaining is a piece at RedState.com by Jay Caruso titled “Trump was wrong on the debt ceiling agreement, and he got owned.”   As with everything written about Mr. Trump by every #NeverTrump nitwit over the past 28 months, it is laughably wrong on every point because it was obviously written in a state of witless rage.
  • But the very best part of the whole thing is the closing:  “Don’t get mad that many of us were right about Trump. This is only the beginning.”  Seriously, Jay, if supporters of President Trump had a dollar for every time we have heard those two sentences from NeverTrumpians like you since 2015, we would all be fabulously wealthy people.
  • All that talk about free speech and balanced budgets is just bound to set people off, you know. – In preparation for an upcoming campus speech by conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, officials at Cal-Berkeley have posted notice that the school will be offering “support services” for any campus snowflake who might be upset by Shapiro’s remarks.  The school is silent, however, on whether or not it will offer any similar “support services” for students who will be assaulted and beaten by masked Antifa and other leftist thugs who will inevitably show up and try to cause a riot.
  • Roger Goodell’s solution is to now have TWO months of pink stuff on uniforms instead of just one. – Ratings for Thursday night’s kickoff of the NFL season were down by 13% when compared to last season’s opener, despite the fact that the game featured two of the league’s ten best teams, including the reigning Super Champion New England Patriots.  This of course continues a trend from 2016, as football fans continue to abandon the league in droves due to all the politically correct BS that now pervades its broadcasts and league policies.
  • Yes, because, you know, all Hispanics provide one another lavish vacations via private jets to lush Dominican resorts and appointments with high-end call girls.  It’s just part of the culture, your Honor! – The defense of Senator Robert Menedenez appears to be lurching off into an O.J. Simpson-type of strategy, in which the defense will try to make society the defendant rather than the accused.  This became apparent on Friday, as the Senator’s defense attorney began his defense by arguing that the charges against Sen. Menendez are in fact an attack on Hispanic culture.  The problem for this strategic approach is that the judge in this case appears to be anything but the sad, attention-seeking dupe that Judge Lance Ito turned out to be for O.J.  If this is the best Sen. Menendez’s lawyers have, he is well and truly screwed.

Just another day in Donald Trump’s America.

That is all.

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