Archive | June, 2017

VIDEO: Mika Brzezinski Has a Hidden Crush… And His Name is Donald Trump

Posted on 30 June 2017

Guest post by Joe Hoft Despite the dust-up this week it is now being reported that Mika Brzezinski has a …

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Hah-Hah! Chicagoans Use ‘Real Fake’ Sculpture in Front of Trump Tower as a Monument to CNN

Posted on 30 June 2017

The city of Chicago is facing bankruptcy due to Democrat Party leadership that has simply destroyed the great American city. …

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Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Arrested For Wire Fraud

Posted on 30 June 2017

Billy McFarland, the man who teamed up with Ja Rule to organize the disastrous Fyre Festival has been charged with one count of wire fraud in relation to the event. Federal prosecutors say McFarland was arrested at his home in…

Gregg Jarrett: Susan Rice Likely Committed 3 Crimes – “Better Get Herself a Good Criminal Defense Attorney” (VIDEO)

Posted on 30 June 2017

FOX News contributor and attorney Gregg Jarrett went on Hannity to discuss Susan Rice’s criminal behavior. Jarrett says Rice committed …

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Conway Slams Producer Who Said She Looks Like She Was Hit By a Shovel

Posted on 30 June 2017

During an exclusive interview on Friday, June 30, with Peter Hasson, associate editor of the Daily Caller website, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed CNN for having an “anti-Trump office culture.”

Conway’s remarks came after the release of a video that shows CNN producer Jimmy Carr calling her an “awful woman, you know, the blonde” who “looks like she got hit with a shovel.”

She also dismissed the notion that Morning Joe co-host Mike Brzezinski is a victim of sexism, calling that idea “really rich just for any woman who works here” because of her attacks on women in the Trump White House.

The controversy began on a Thursday, June 29, tweet from Trump stating:

I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe [Scarborough], came … to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve and insisted on joining me.

She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no! Bad show.

The interview was conducted after James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released a video of Carr’s remarks, leading Conway to note: “On this guy from CNN, it’s part of a culture where it’s accepted if not applauded to ridicule the president of the United States and his senior staff.”

“She looks like she got hit with a shovel,” Carr told the Project Veritas videographer, who pretended not to know Conway.

“What’s that?” the man asked Carr, who repeated the disparaging remark a second time. “She looks like she got hit with a shovel.”

Conway also said during the interview: “And I’m sure people at CNN are hoping that the long holiday weekend, and as many of them have described to me that the ‘lowly junior status’ of this fellow, is supposed to fade into the Independence Day fireworks.”

She stated that “the screaming lower third [of the TV screen} of the constant merciless attacks” on Trump and his senior staff.

The video’s release came out after CNN focused most of the previous day’s coverage on the disparaging tweets President Trump posted about Brzezinski and Scarborough.

In many ways, Conway continued, Carr “was just joining in on the fun. I’m waiting, waiting, waiting for someone there to stand up and express their outrage at a high-ranking woman at the White House being talked about in such ways.”

On Friday, Scarborough asserted that his co-host “did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret.”

“Media coverage of Trump’s remarks portrayed it as the latest in a pattern of sexist comments that he has made,” Hasson stated.

Conway also pointed to several remarks Brzezinski has made against her, including one in which she referred to the White House counselor of generating “politics porn” that was being aired on CNN.

“When Mika said what she has said about me, I have not responded,” Conway noted. “All those things she’s said about me — ‘politics porn,’ ‘liar,’ ‘nothing honest about Kellyanne Conway’ — I haven’t responded to that, I haven’t shown the texts, I’ve sort of just sucked it up, swallowed it, dealt with the crying kids about it.”

“Let’s be frank here,” she stated, “it’s a one-percenter’s conversation.” Conway then noted:

I’m here for those people who need help, the women who have no jobs, no health care, struggling with opioid addiction, whose kids have been murdered by illegal aliens who hadn’t been deported, had felony convictions — I’m here for all them, as is the president.

Also in the Project Veritas video, Carr was asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial. He responded: “In theory. “

He then continued to talk about CNN’s views on President Trump.

“On the inside, we all recognize he is a clown, that he is hilariously unqualified for this,” Carr stated. “He’s really bad at this and that he does not have America’s best interests. We recognize he’s just f**king crazy.”

Carr also stated that Trump is “not actually a Republican. He just adopted that because that was the party he thought he could win in.“

“He doesn’t believe anything that these people believe,” Carr continued. “The man is on his third wife. I guarantee you he’s paid for abortions. He doesn’t give a s**t about abortion. He doesn’t care about gay marriage.”

CNN released a statement in response to the fallout of the new video: “Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong; we welcome it and embrace it.”

Obviously, Kellyanne Conway disagrees with the concept that cable television is interested in “diversity,” especially when it comes to her and the rest of the Trump administration.

An Angry Journalist, Mika, Joe and the Liberal Media Agenda

Posted on 30 June 2017

The reporter for The Sentinel, a Maryland newspaper out of Montgomery County had suddenly claimed center stage after White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had taken on the White House press corps for what she called a “barrage of fake news.” At that point Karem, clearly no Trump fan, delivered this tirade

“Come on! You’re inflaming everybody right here, right now with those words! This administration has done that as well. Why in the name of heavens — any one of us, right, are replaceable — and any one of us, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us. You have been elected to serve for four years at least.

There’s no option other than that. We’re here to ask you questions. You’re here to provide the answers and what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, ‘See, once again, the President’s right and everybody else out here is fake media.’ And everybody in this room is only trying to do their job.”

To which Sanders replied:

“I just — I disagree completely. First of all, I think if anything has been inflamed, it’s the dishonesty that often takes place by the news media and I think it is outrageous for you to accuse me of inflaming a story when I was simply trying to respond to his question.”

Exactly.

I am what I have come to call a “First Amendment Fundamentalist.” The First Amendment says what it says – and it says it for a reason. Tyranny cannot flower when free speech flows. Yet somewhere along the line Mr. Karem and doubtless others in the White House press corps have come to the belief that, in essence, what the First Amendment really says is “free speech for me, but not for thee.” And that the media’s free speech has one reason and one reason only – to push the liberal media agenda of the moment.

Which is to say the media gets to say whatever it wants in pushing their agenda- and Ms. Sanders or White House press secretary Sean Spicer or whomever better just stand there and take it – and shut up.

Alas and thankfully, free speech is a two-way street. It applies to White House press secretaries and deputy press secretaries as well as to reporters. And Sanders and Spicer have made robust use of their First Amendment right to push – gasp! – the elected President’s agenda. Good for them!

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This also applies to presidents – and suffice to say President Trump has not been shy about making use of his own First Amendment rights. Famously, of course, in 21st century style that means what might be called the “right to tweet.”

The President made use of this just this week – yet again. In a kerfuffle that predictably launched the herd thinking that is typical of Washington, the President, clearly sick of the constant, personally insulting tirades from MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, fired back.

Brzezinski had said, among other things, that the President was “mentally ill” and “unfit mentally”, adding that White House aide Kellyanne Conway was “politics porn.” Her partner and partner-in-provocation Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough had said the President was “crazy”, a “schmuck”, a “thug” and a “goon” who had a thing for “pooping his pants.” Poster children for civility in public discourse neither are not.

The President, who famously believes that when attacked, attack back times-ten or a hundred or a thousand, finally did so. In two simple tweets (here and here) he responded to the repeated insults and trolling by saying:

I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..

…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!

The media world went crazy. I would be the first to say he shouldn’t have done it – among other things it distracts from his agenda. But listening to all the horrified baloney about misogynism and more? Please.

To begin, Mika Brzezinski is – hello gender equality? – a liberal television talk show host. Her late Dad famously served as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser. A conservative Mika is not. Which is fine. In this situation neither here nor there. What does matter though is her decision to repeatedly not criticize the President for his policies but personally. Thus instead of critiquing his health care legislation or views on NATO she – and as mentioned her significant other and Morning Joe partner Joe Scarborough chose and choose to repeatedly go down the road of personal insult.

Mika and Joe, it must be said, are not alone. A short list – say again a short list – of media Trump critics finds the following:

Morning Joe’s Steve Rattner says the President is “loony toons.” 

– The New York Times says the President is “mentally ill”

The Washington Post compares the President to Hitler

– The Huffington Post says the President is a “sociopath”

Scientific American calls the President a “psychopath”

– Columnist David Brooks of the New York Times said the President was “psychologically off the chain.”

– Salon says the President is really “Mussolini”

– Last but not least The Washington Post claimed the motivation behind Trump supporters was “racism”

Mind you, these words emanate from journalistic organizations that are known for lecturing the rest of us about the lack of civility in public life.

Is it any wonder that the President and his White House staff, as illustrated by the words of Ms. Huckabee Sanders, feels the press is out to get them? That the real goal is not to report the news but rather to deliberately and willfully bring down the duly elected President of the United States? Is it any wonder Trump supporters stick by their man, assailed as they are as nothing but a bunch of racist rubes. Is it any wonder the president tweets to push his agenda – and get around the liberal media that has its own liberal agenda?

The presidential tweeting has become yet again a source of controversy. So much so that the White House has seen fit to put out a formal statement on the subject. For the record, here’s the statement in its entirety:

“President Trump made more than 160 tweets in June, with over 120 tweets dealing with his policies and information the American people want to hear about.

In June, over 2/3rds of the President tweets concerned advocating for his policies and informing the American people about his Presidency.

Less than a third of the Presidents tweets deal with the Russia investigation or the biased media.

Despite the President’s priorities, the news media seems almost entirely focused on the tweets that involve themselves, not the issues that impact the America people.

Less than 20 of the over than 160 tweets the President made in June had to do with the media’s bias.

It’s obvious where the President’s priorities are, advocating for the American people, while the media is focused on Washington gossip and themselves.”

The point? The tweets that seem to drive the media the craziest are not the overwhelming two-thirds dealing with policy. No, what sets the press off are the small handful that, yes indeed, focus on – the media itself.

What Mr. Karem seems not to understand is that outside the Washington Beltway, not mention outside the precincts of the White House press room the bulk of the American people could care less about White House reporters getting their knickers in a knot over White House staff members using their First Amendment rights to push the presidential agenda. What they do care about is their own life and what the President is doing to make their particular situation – their health care, their job, their safety from terrorists and more – better. And if anything should be a signal to Mr. Karem that vast swaths of the American people have a serious problem with the media it should be the very presence of that signal everywhere in the professional precincts Mr. Karem inhabitants.

That would be the White House. Where the signal is everywhere that Donald J. Trump – not Hillary Clinton – sits in the Oval Office. And sits in that Oval Office precisely because all those “rubes” out there – aka millions of Americans – were sick and tired of being lectured too by a liberal media they simply no longer trusted. Once that is understood? Once Mr. Karem realizes the American people voted for the Trump agenda and not the Karem agenda? Not to mention not the Mika and Morning Joe agenda or the agenda of The Washington Post or The New York Times and all the rest?

Once he digests that the President isn’t the only one unamused at being called “mentally ill” or “crazy” or a “schmuck” “goon” or “thug” or “Hitler”, “Mussolini” a “psychopath” and all the rest? Once he gets that – and understands the White House staff is being applauded out in the countryside for forcefully using their First Amendment rights?

Once that miracle happens, one could reasonably believe that Mr. Karem and his colleagues will have a whole lot easier time doing their job. And their job? That would be to report the news – not push the liberal agenda.

Shocking thought that this may be.

Jake Tapper uses fake National Enquirer cover as clickbait

Posted on 30 June 2017

CNN is in a ratings free-fall. After they continued to push and push on the bogus Russia collusion story, they

Donny Deutsch wants to fight the President

Posted on 30 June 2017

Today on MSNBC, Donny Deutsch better known as Donny Deutsch-Bag threatened the President and challenged him to a fight on

All well for world economy at mid-year? Up to a point

Posted on 30 June 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – So strong is the belief in the growth momentum of the global economy as it enters the second half of 2017, the point has been reached in the economic cycle where data not meeting expectations is dismissed as an aberration.

Investors see overseas equities outshining U.S.

Posted on 30 June 2017

(Reuters) – Even though a steady stream of money has flowed out of U.S. stocks into overseas markets, investors expect European and emerging market equities to rise further, supported by expectations for economic growth and accommodative central bank p…

Watch the Lamp! POTUS Trump Scolds Korean Reporters For Wreaking Havoc in Oval Office (VIDEO)

Posted on 30 June 2017

D.C. – President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office and the Korean media crashed …

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Donald & Melania Trump Portraits on the Way to White House

Posted on 30 June 2017

Donald and Melania Trump’s portraits are already making their way to the White House, courtesy of Congressman Mike Kelly, but not the official ones. The portraits are a surprise gift from one of Kelly’s constituents. They were painted by artist…

CNN: Kellyanne Conway looks like she got hit with a shovel

Posted on 30 June 2017

With all the whining about Trump’s tweet about left wing hack Mika Brzezinski, the media has sure been silent on

Adele Cancels Final World Tour Dates Due To Damaged Vocal Cords

Posted on 30 June 2017

Adele has canceled the final two concerts on her 123-date world tour saying the show can’t go on because she’s damaged her vocal cords. Adele shared a lengthy and heartfelt message to her fans Friday explaining that she felt like she was constan…

Halle Berry Now Thinks Her Oscar for Best Actress 'Meant Nothing'…Not True

Posted on 30 June 2017

It was one of the most famous acceptance speeches at a Hollywood awards show. When she took the stage as the first African-American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar in 2002 for Monsters Ball, Halle Berry told a star-struck audience of her win, “This is for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”

Fast forward 15 years later, Berry is singing a different tune. In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Berry told Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth that her 2002 Academy Award win meant “nothing” to her now as she is the only woman of color to have ever won Best Actress since then.

Berry told Welteroth it was “probably one of her lowest professional moments,” after she realized for the second year in a row it was only white actors and actresses who were nominated for the Academy Awards.

I sat there and I really thought, ‘Wow, that moment really meant nothing…That meant nothing. I thought it meant something, but I think that meant nothing.’ And I was profoundly hurt by that and saddened by that…It’s troubling, to say the least…

After this realization, Berry became committed to making more opportunities for people of color:

I want to start directing. I want to start producing more…I want to start being a part of making more opportunities for people of color. I have conversations more deeply with the Academy members, and I’m trying to figure out how to help and add more diversity into the Academy. … These kinds of groups have to start changing and we have to start becoming more conscious and more inclusive…We need more people of color writing, directing, producing, not just starring. We have to start telling stories that include us.

But it’s not true — the picture isn’t as bleak as Berry paints it. Since 2002, four black women have been nominated for Best Actress and five have won Best Supporting Actress; Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o and just this year, Viola Davis. On the flip side, in the past 15 years, black actors Morgan Freeman and Mahershala Ali (this year) have won Best Supporting Actor.

But, as People magazine’s Mike Miller writes, since 2015’s controversy on lack of diversity, more actors and actresses of color have been nominated: 

Following the controversy surrounding the 2015 Oscars, last year’s race included more nominees of color in major acting categories. Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor for Fences, Ruth Negga was nominated for Best Actress for Loving, Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight and Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer were all nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Fences, Moonlight and Hidden Figures, respectively. Davis ended up winning the award.

The Academy is lunging to push more minority voters into its Oscar balloting. Perhaps Hollywood awards would mean more if it was truly on the best acting performance, not based on color.

Lionel Messi Rolls Out Red Carpet For Superstar Wedding

Posted on 30 June 2017

Lionel Messi’s soccer buds have arrived at the Barcelona superstar’s wedding ceremony … but it’s their smokin’ hot wives who stole the show!! Messi and his longtime girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, are tyin’ the knot today … and some…

U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms

Posted on 30 June 2017

TORONTO (Reuters) – The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Lone Republican ‘NO’ Vote On “Kate’s Law” Speaks Out

Posted on 30 June 2017

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has taken heat for being the only Republican to vote against HR 3003, BKA Kate’s Law. …

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Bernie Sanders Blames Trump and Republicans When Questioned About His Wife Being Under FBI Investigation (VIDEO)

Posted on 30 June 2017

Bernie Sanders appeared on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Thursday, and blamed Trump and Republicans when questioned about the …

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British Airways cabin crew begin two-week strike in pay dispute

Posted on 30 June 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and travel disruption, although the airline said most passengers would be able to fly.

Mischa Barton Says Ex-BF Has ‘Doctored’ Sex Tape Copies

Posted on 30 June 2017

Mischa Barton says she found proof one of her exes has copies of what she calls “doctored” sex tapes. She was supposed to have a courtroom showdown Friday with Adam Spaw, but he was absent due to a family illness. Instead, his attorney appeared…

Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ Excuses Liberal Misogyny and Racism – 'A F*** You to the Republican Party'

Posted on 30 June 2017

[Warning: Profanities throughout, including videos.]

Netflix premiered its new original show GLOW on Friday, June 23. GLOW stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” and though the show is inspired by the real-life GLOW from the 80’s, the fictionalized version differs greatly from the original.

The original GLOW, which centered around an all-female wrestling team, was cheesy, slapstick comedy geared toward families and children and aired on Saturday mornings along with cartoons and other kid-friendly programming.

The fictionalized GLOW centers around 14 female actresses playing wrestlers in the 80’s and is nothing more than a twisted version of the real-life show, designed to proselytize Hollywood’s extreme, liberal agenda.

Abortion, threesomes, cheating, betrayal, excessive cursing (one lovely example: “Fuck! Fuck my mother in her fucking cunt, I’m thirsty!” How’s that for female empowerment?), nudity and more reign supreme in the new release, where women are exploited for their bodies yet still somehow come out feeling like superheroes whose bodies finally belong to themselves instead of the men in their life (as main character Debbie Egan, played by Betty Gilpin, triumphantly declares in the final episode). All while Hollywood cheers them on.

GLOW’s creator Liz Flahive told Rolling Stone magazine that she and co-creator Carly Mensch wanted to portray a feminist slant in the new series:

“We wanted to look back on the Seventies – coming out of the women’s movement – and into the Eighties, and ask the question: Did it work? Did things get better? We were pitching the show pre-Trump, and we went into the pitch saying things like, ‘This is a great time for women. We’re about to elect our first female president.’ So, a sort of double looking back is something that’s really present in the show.”

Maybe the “double looking back” and possibly wishing that issues such as self-identity were more prominent in the 80’s might explain the glaringly anachronistic moment when wrestler “Sheila the She Wolf,” (Gayle Rankin) tells fellow wrestler and main character Ruth (Alison Brie) that she knows she’s human, but that spiritually she is a wolf.

Gratuitous Obscenity

It didn’t take long for rampant sex and nudity to set in to the show. The first nude scene was five minutes into the first episode, and the first sex scene was 17 minutes in. And for extra flair, the sex scene was Ruth sleeping with her best friend Debbie’s (Betty Gilpin) husband. That created the perfect tension needed to get Debbie, a former soap celebrity, to sign on as the star wrestler to Ruth’s “heel.”

The leader of GLOW is racist, misogynistic, drug-addicted director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron). Sam is a B-movie director with works such as “Gina the Machina” and “Oedipussy,” movies that wrestler Justine (Britt Baron) is a fan of and feels are just like GLOW, “but with a more subversive message about the limitations of feminism and nuclear power.”

Sam says he’s only doing the show GLOW to help fund his next movie which is “partly autobiographical” about a boy “who can’t stop jerking off” to thoughts of his mother, so he time-travels to where she’s “old and hideous” so he can escape his “Oedipal impulses.” But he accidentally puts the wrong time in the machine and it takes him to 1950 instead where she’s a “horny teenager instead” who spends the whole time trying to “fuck him instead of his dad.” He calls it “Mothers and Lovers.”

We get another dose of incest as Sam hits on wrestler Justine, saying he “doesn’t even care that she may be a minor,” only to find out that she’s his daughter. Thankfully, that stopped him at least.

Shots at Reagan and Republicans

The first conservative slam came 22 minutes in to the first episode. (Took them awhile!) as Ruth is accosted by a group of skateboarding young boys who yell, “Fuck you, Nancy Reagan!” at her as they steal her food and purse. Not sure how that made any sense, but okay, any chance to curse out the Reagans, I guess.

Episode three, “The Wrath of Kuntar,” introduces us to rich, young producer Sebastian “Bash” Howard (Chris Lowell), who is using his family’s money to fund production of GLOW. We should know he’s conservative because he’s rich, white and on drugs, but just in case we don’t have liberal bias running through our veins, the writers make sure we know this by giving him this opening line, “Ronnie takes out his pen, signs the picture, and he says, ‘It’s a good thing Bonzo is a Democrat, otherwise he’d have won the nomination.’”

And it’s Bash who comes up with the offensive, stereotypical roles for each of the women, such as “Fortune Cookie” for an Asian wrestler and a terrorist from Beirut for an Indian. Because, of course.

In episode four, “The Dusty Spur,” Tamme (Kia Stevens), one of the black wrestlers, confronts Sam over her character “Welfare Queen” and in typical liberal fashion, Sam reassures her in the most nonsensical way:

Tamme: I have some concerns about my character.

Sam: Welfare Queen.

Tamme: It’s offensive.

Sam: That’s the genius of it. It’s commentary on an existing stereotype. It’s sort of a fuck-you to the Republican Party and their welfare reform and race-baiting shit.

Tamme: Yeah, but would other people know that?

Sam: Like who?

Tamme: My son. He goes to Stanford.

Sam: Fancy.

Tamme: And I don’t want him turning on the TV and getting upset. It’s not that I don’t want this job. I do.

Sam: What, you’ve never had a role you’ve been uncomfortable in before?

Tamme: Sam, I’ve never had any role before….

Sam: …I like to jolt people into consciousness.

Of course, reinforce racial stereotypes and blame it on conservatives!

In the ring, as the announcer calls Welfare Queen a “liberal leech on society,” she starts throwing welfare checks in the air. “Ya’ll afraid of me, right?” she asks. “Do you believe what President Reagan says? That I’m cheating the system?”

I’m sure the left loved Sam’s hatred toward conservatives in episode 9, “The Liberal Chokehold,” as well.
Bash’s mother Birdie is hosting a fundraiser for Nancy Regan’s “Just Say No” campaign and Sam and the women crash the party posing as former drug addicts who are there as speakers in order to get rich donors at the party to fund GLOW (Bash’s mother froze his access to the family’s funds after he spent thousands on the show.)

Sam is disgusted by Birdie and all of her guests and says, “This is such bullshit. Fighting the drug war while they get loaded on Kir Royales. Fucking white, right-wing idiots.” Nothing like a white character decrying white people and being racist towards blacks. Such a golden-hearted man!

He then decides to ask the two black men in the crowd from the band if they have any “blow” or if they’d like some. More racist behavior, but it was presented as cool and edgy. They move to a private room where they proceed to snort coke off a framed photo of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Anti-Life

GLOW is disgustingly flippant about abortion and miscarriage. Episode two, “Slouch and Submit,” opens with Sam talking about the threesome he had with wrestler Cherry “Junkchain” Bang (Sydelle Noel) and her husband Keith (Bashir Salahuddin), and the subsequent miscarriage Cherry had which Sam referred to as a “womb goof.”

Later, when wrestler Melanie “Melrose” Rosen (Jackie Tohn) uses a ketchup bottle to pretend to miscarry in the ring to taunt Cherry, Sam declares that she’s “on to something” and starts to direct the women in a potential future match:

Sam: What animal would kick a pregnant woman in the belly? What kind of person would ruin the life of a gorgeous, successful, pregnant woman? What kind of home wrecker would do that? Ruth! This doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch for you. Why don’t you come in the ring, join us?

…Look at this asshole. She doesn’t care about anyone else but herself. She’s gonna destroy lives. Even tiny lives that haven’t started yet. You’re a horrible person and you don’t deserve to live…Now here you are. You’re ripe. Fecund. A custodian of new life. You’re a fertile harvest goddess…Okay, now stick your belly out a little bit. You’re pregnant. Everything is fine. Everything is ideal. Until the home wrecker arrived. She has nothing. No man, no love, no friends. Her hair is brown, the color of shit. All right. Now, lunge and miss…Now it’s time for the big move. You’re gonna kick her in the stomach, set off a miscarriage that will ruin not one life, not two lives, but three lives in the process …Now that is a fucking miscarriage.

Sick. But I suppose it’s progress that he acknowledges life in the womb.

But all it took was a cold and callous abortion scene in episode 8, “Maybe It’s All the Disco,” to make The Hollywood Reporter label Sam as “caring” while Salon.com described him as “goldenhearted.” (Check out Katie Yoder’s in-depth analysis of the abortion plotline.)

Liberal Redemption

Episode ten, “Money’s in the Chase,” is apparently supposed to redeem Sam’s racist ways as he plans a surprise ending to the wrestling season. First “Machu Picchu” (Britney Young) faces off against “Welfare Queen” in the ring.

Later, after Debbie’s character “Liberty Belle” defeats Ruth’s “Zoya the Destroyer,” and the matches are supposed to be over, but Sam has Tamme “Welfare Queen” come back with a last-minute surprise and grab the crown from Liberty.

Welfare Queen: You want this crown back? You fight me for it.

Debbie: Tamme it’s fine. It’s over.

Welfare Queen: Guess not. Sam changed it.

To the crowd: America, you have turned your back on me long enough! You’ve ghettoized my people, trapped us in an endless cycle of poverty. Not anymore. Tonight, I take back what I deserve!

I suppose, in addition to the abortion storyline, this scene might also account for the left’s complimentary reviews on Sam’s character since, in the end, he had Welfare Queen triumph over the blonde, white girl, who listed Ronald Reagan, Larry Bird and Jesus Christ as her three favorite people. But for me, it didn’t erase all the racism, misogyny, drug use and just plain crude behavior.

This is Feminism?

We’re really supposed to believe that all of it was subliminally empowering? Like, “Ah, but don’t you see? Underneath all the offensive stereotypes, using women as sex objects, the hateful racism, and women allowing a coke-addicted man to emotionally abuse them, it was all actually done to empower women and blacks!! Surprise!! Joke’s on you!”

Yeah. Not buying it.

GLOW defies everything that true feminism should be…the kind of feminism that both conservatives and liberals can agree on – that women should be treated equally and not be objectified or disrespected and that our daughters should grow up feeling empowered to believe in themselves and not accept abuse, racism or misogyny in any form.

You would think that liberal social justice activists would be appalled by GLOW and all that it stands for. But Sam’s character has something going for him that would excuse just about anything in the left’s opinion, even racism and misogyny: he’s a liberal, anti-Reagan, pro-choicer who helped a woman have an abortion. In the world of liberalism, that pretty much makes him some sort of god.

Something tells me they wouldn’t be so forgiving of his racist, sexist ways if he were conservative.

So, it begs the question? Does the Hollywood left truly care about racial and feminist issues? Or is it really all about furthering one political party over another, no matter the cost?

If we go by the lessons revealed in GLOW, my money is on the latter.

Lipton Tea Donates Thousands to Liberal Agenda

Posted on 30 June 2017

Lipton Tea has made hefty contributions to Planned Parenthood, the National Urban League, and the Center for American Progress – all of which lobby heavily for leftist agendas. According to a weekly report from 2ndVote, Lipton has a history for donating to numerous exclusively liberal lobbies and organizations.

2ndVote, an organization that documents liberal activism, Lipton Tea has a lengthy history of controversial donations. In a weekly report June 30, 2017, the organization listed Lipton Tea alongside JPMorgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, NBC, Proctor & Gamble, and Quaker Oats as a longtime top financial supporter of liberal agendas.

2ndVote, which scores corporations based on their involvement in liberal corporate activism, gave Lipton a 1 out of 5 on issues ranging from Life to the 2nd Amendment – the company’s highest score was a 2 out 5 on education.

Lipton’s parent company, PepsiCo, matches gifts directly to Planned Parenthood, and has donated heavily to the Center for American Progress. Listed as donating between $5,000 and $49,999, PepsiCo is included in CAP’s supporters list.

While several conservative outlets, including LifeSite News and the Daily Signal, have reported on the company’s considerable donations to Planned Parenthood, in particular, few others have noted the corporation’s stunning track record for hard-left activism.

MSNBC's Joy Reid: Republicans 'Couldn't Give a Damn' About 'the Commoners'

Posted on 30 June 2017

Appearing as a guest on Thursday’s All In with Chris Hayes, MSNBC’s Joy Reid likened President Donald Trump to a “king” and Republicans as “courtiers” who tolerate the king because they want his help so they can do things against “the commoners” whom they “couldn’t give a damn about.”

As the group discussed Republican reaction to Trump’s recent tweet attacking MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, Reid — who hosts MSNBC’s AM Joy show on weekends — declared:

There’s no cost to them coming out today and pretending that they still have a moral conscience after endorsing Donald Trump. But the reality is, so Donald Trump thinks of himself as a king. Obviously his children are part of the family business of running the country, right? He’s the king. So you can sort of think of Republicans in Congress as the courtiers to the king, right? And so the courtiers to the king may despise the king, they may think the king is vulgar.

As host Hayes injected, “In fact, they often do,” she added:

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They often do, and they may talk about the king and look askance at his sort of disgraceful behavior. But there are things that courtiers want to do to the commoners. And they don’t necessarily respect the commoners. There are things they want to do to the commoners — and the king helps them do it because the king is the guy who has to deal with them. It’s the king that’s got to sell to the commoners. They don’t even have to deal with them.

The MSNBC host’s demonization of Republicans continued:

Remember the people who elected Donald Trump can’t stand Paul Ryan and his friends that want to take their health care. They never liked them. Donald Trump is a means to an end. Donald Trump is the guy who’s going to go out there and sell to the people these Republicans couldn’t give a damn about. He’s going to sell them on losing their health care and make is sound good. That’s all his purpose is for them.

NBC &amp; CBS See Travel Ban as More Controversial Than Deadly Effects of Pot Legalization

Posted on 30 June 2017

On Friday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning portrayed the partial implementation of President Trump’s temporary travel ban from six Middle Eastern nations as being more controversial that the state of Nevada legalizing recreational marijuana just days after a study showed similar policies in other states caused a spike in deadly traffic accidents.

Introducing a report on the travel ban, Today co-host Matt Lauer worried: “Today marks the start of the busy holiday weekend. It’s also the first full day that a scaled-back version of President Trump’s travel ban is in effect. And already, how it’s being carried out is leading to protests and some confusion.” Justice Correspondent Pete Williams followed: “Well, Matt, it’s been in effect only a matter of hours and the lawyers are back in court. They say the Trump administration has improperly limited who gets to apply for a visa to come here.”

 

 

The reporter touted how “Lawyers stood by at the L.A. airport overnight, ready to respond to last-minute hitches in case of a recurrence of the kind of chaos that was sparked by the first executive order before it was shutdown by the courts.” “Advocates for immigrants are now back in court saying those distinctions don’t make sense,” Williams later added.

Compare that hyperventilating to how correspondent Gadi Schwartz talked about Nevada legalizing marijuana in a report just minutes later:

Well, marijuana producers and distributors are in overdrive before tonight for midnight….Beyond the flashing lights of the strip are the new grow lights of what could become Nevada’s latest cash crop….Nevada could quickly become the country’s pot capital. More that 45 million tourists already flock to Las Vegas every year. The state’s 10% marijuana tax is expected to raise an estimated $60 million annually, most of it going towards education.

It’s not really surprising that the liberal media would continue its longtime pattern of promoting pot legalization. However, just one week earlier, the NBC morning show was warning viewers about a new comprehensive study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that legalization of the narcotic in certain states was causing an increase in deadly car accidents in those states.

Schwartz avoided mentioning that finding during his report Friday, only vaguely noting that “Opponents are concerned about a potential increase in drugged driving…”

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Starting off coverage of the travel ban on CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King announced: “The Trump administration’s revised travel ban is in effect this morning, but faces a new legal challenge. Some protesters gathered last night at Los Angeles International Airport and other major U.S. airports as a partial ban took effect.” Correspondent Kris Van Cleave added: “… now there’s a legal battle brewing over what constitutes bona fides family.”

Reiterating that the policy was “already prompting a legal battle,” Van Cleave teed up a soundbite from one immigrant activist declaring: “It does affect people. It does tear families apart.” Moments later, he explained: “Last night Hawaii asked a district judge to stop enforcing the ban and to more clearly explain what makes a bona fides relationship. Civil liberties groups say they are anticipating further legal challenges.”

In sharp contrast, like Today, CBS This Morning saw no controversy in Nevada legalizing marijuana. Later in the show, King offered this matter-of-fact news brief:

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports on preparations for the start of legal pot sales tomorrow in Nevada. Recreational marijuana will be available at 37 dispensaries in the Las Vegas area. An eighth of an ounce will cost you about $80. An ounce will sell for up to $400. Lawmakers hope to wipe out the black market for the pot.

While no mention was made of any criticism of the move, the CBS morning show, again like NBC, had reported just one week earlier on the same study about deadly drugged driving incidents being on the rise.

Here are transcripts of the June 30 reports on NBC and CBS about the travel ban:

Today
7:07 AM ET

MATT LAUER: Something else we’re focusing on this morning is travel. Today marks the start of the busy holiday weekend. It’s also the first full day that a scaled-back version of President Trump’s travel ban is in effect. And already, how it’s being carried out is leading to protests and some confusion. NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams has more on that. Pete, what can you tell us?

PETE WILLIAMS: Well, Matt, it’s been in effect only a matter of hours and the lawyers are back in court. They say the Trump administration has improperly limited who gets to apply for a visa to come here. And the government has already made one change, fiances now count.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect; Legal Action Taken Overnight Amid New Questions]

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN [ATTORNEY]: We are concerned.

WILLIAMS: Lawyers stood by at the L.A. airport overnight, ready to respond to last-minute hitches in case of a recurrence of the kind of chaos that was sparked by the first executive order before it was shutdown by the courts.

This time around, anyone from one of the six Muslim countries covered by the executive order who already has a visa is being allowed to board a flight to the U.S. and to enter the country upon arrival. But for the next 90 days, anyone from one of those countries who wants to get a visa must have a close family connection to someone already here.

And the Trump administration is defining that family connection narrowly. A parent or child, including in-laws, a sibling, spouse or fiancé. But that does not include grandparent, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, cousin, or brother or sister-in-law.

Advocates for immigrants are now back in court saying those distinctions don’t make sense. Industry groups say the new rules will also dampen business travelers, and not just from the six affected countries.

CRAIG FICHTELBERG [CORPORATE TRAVEL EXECUTIVE]: We don’t know what other countries might get added to the ban. They’re gonna really question whether or not they want to do business in the U.S.

WILLIAMS: The new rules also mean a 120-day ban on admitting new refugees unless they have a connection to family here. That rule would have blocked Mustafa Al Hasoon, who came to U.S. two years ago as a refugee from Syria’s violent civil war. With no family in the U.S., he
says he would have had no place to go.

MUSTAFA AL HASOON: Syrian people who want to come to the United States, who need – those people need, like, a new life, new opportunity. They cannot stay in Syria anymore.  

WILLIAMS: The challengers who got the executive order blocked earlier this year are now asking a judge to rule that the government is being far too restrictive about the kind of family relationships that count for getting a visa. A ruling could come next week. Matt, Sheinelle?  

LAUER: Alright, Pete Williams in Washington. Pete, thank you.

CBS This Morning
7:10 AM ET

GAYLE KING: The Trump administration’s revised travel ban is in effect this morning, but faces a new legal challenge. Some protesters gathered last night at Los Angeles International Airport and other major U.S. airports as a partial ban took effect. Now it limits entry for people from six mostly-Muslim countries. Travelers from those nations must have a close family member in the U.S. or be coming here for school or a job. Kris Van Cleave is at Dulles International Airport, that’s just outside Washington, with how the definition of “close family member” is facing some criticism now. Kris, good morning.

KRIS VAN CLEAVE: Good morning. Think back to January and the chaos and confusion that was happening here at Dulles and at airports across the country. We’re not seeing that this morning. Now instead, people with a visa are still able to come to the U.S. But now there’s a legal battle brewing over what constitutes bona fides family.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Travel Ban Begins; Visa Restrictions Now In Effect for Six Countries]  

SHEIMA SUMER [IRAQI-AMERICAN]: Most Muslims feel that this isn’t the best way to promote peace.

VAN CLEAVE: The Trump administration’s new visa rules or so-called travel ban did not prompt the protest at the nation’s airports we saw in January, but the executive order’s narrow definition of a family is already prompting a legal battle.

WIDAD HASSAN [YEMENI-AMERICAN]: It does affect people. It does tear families apart.

VAN CLEAVE: Earlier this week, the Supreme Court partially revived the ban but allowed visas to be granted to travelers from the six countries if they have a “close familial relationship” with someone in the U.S. The State Department defined that close relationship as a parent, in-laws, a spouse, a child, or a sibling. And late last night, the government added fiancee. But brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles are not considered by the government to be close.

The State Department is defending that decision.

HEATHER NAUERT [STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON]: We received the family definition from federal law. And we received the family definition and for whatever reason it doesn’t include grandparents, but we were just going along with what federal law states.

RAMA ISSA [NEW YORK ARAB AMERICAN ASSOCIATION]: I was raised by my grandparents, so the idea of grandparents not being part of a family is very foreign to me.

VAN CLEAVE: Last night Hawaii asked a district judge to stop enforcing the ban and to more clearly explain what makes a bona fides relationship. Civil liberties groups say they are anticipating further legal challenges.

MIRRIAM SEDDIQ [DULLES JUSTICE COALITION ATTORNEY]: We feel like we’re going to keep winning, to be honest. And we’re not going to get sick of winning.

VAN CLEAVE: There are other exceptions to the executive order, that includes people with direct business ties to the U.S., journalists, adopted children, and people seeking urgent medical attention here in the U.S. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on this new executive order in the fall. David?

DAVID WESTIN: Thank you, David.