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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech
New York Times, by DANIEL VICTOR and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

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Posted By:Toledo, 1/9/2017 7:18:53 AM

Turning attention away from her and toward Donald J. Trump, Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to call out the president-elect for appearing to mock a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015, and warned that a free press would need to be defended. Ms. Streep campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Some conservative commentators immediately criticized her decision to bring politics so vividly into the show. But the room roundly applauded her remarks, which included a plea to support the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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OH, Meryl, Get over it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/9/2017 7:25:16 AM     (No. 11100744)

Leftists, journalists and actors are all in the "Make-Believe" business.

Forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do.

Nor do they care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 1/9/2017 7:34:46 AM     (No. 11100749)

“I am a righteous b!tch, aren’t I?” – in her role as Kate Mundy in ´Dancing at Lughnasa´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/9/2017 7:39:30 AM     (No. 11100752)

Save the liver.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Namma, 1/9/2017 7:39:38 AM     (No. 11100753)

Would some one please correct these jerks to say trump was mocking a disabled person. That disabled person was mocking trump. Trump had every right to respond.
Isn´t it wonderful we have such elite people to guide us in our every thought and deeds.
Thank goodness for the hallmark channel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: controlfreak, 1/9/2017 7:43:38 AM     (No. 11100758)

Did she criticize Uncle Joe when he said ´Stand up, Chuck´? Didn´t think so.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 1/9/2017 7:44:49 AM     (No. 11100760)

I read it as a call for a principled press. We are surely in need of that, but don´t hold your breath.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 1/9/2017 7:49:44 AM     (No. 11100764)

In the footsteps of Marlon Brando.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/9/2017 7:50:42 AM     (No. 11100766)

Meryl So arrogant. So sanctimonious.So predictable. The video of Obama mocking Special Olympics on the Tonight Show needs to go viral. Pass it on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E-EdGul8nI

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx, 1/9/2017 7:58:02 AM     (No. 11100770)

I still don´t get it. Why are these wealthy Hollywood elites Socialists? They have made their millions in our Republic and have cashed in on the capitalist system. The taxpayers who pay to see them voted for Trump. When they criticize Trump, they criticize us. These are the same people who are so desperate for attention that they are taking their clothes off in public by the droves. Many are high school dropouts and alcoholics and druggies. They make a mockery of marriage, fidelity, and motherhood. They are the most disgusting group I can think of. My boycott has already started.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tegan, 1/9/2017 7:59:06 AM     (No. 11100771)

I really do not need some movie star using an occasion of accepting a phony award to tell me (and obviously the entire world) how we should think. It is wildly inappropriate, it is an insult to the award, and we honestly do not care what she thinks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/9/2017 8:05:57 AM     (No. 11100782)

The Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes is meaningless recognition for a pretentious actress who was overrated on her best day. This award has the prestige of "pledge representative to the social committee." (Animal House, 1978)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/9/2017 8:11:02 AM     (No. 11100788)

You really want us deplorables to go to movies? Then quit insulting us. As it is, I go to about 2 a year. Meryl, you would do well to emulate the great Denzel Washington. Not only is he a better actor than just about anyone I can think of, but he is gracious, humble and charitable. Acting is just his job, he doesn´t let it define him.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/9/2017 8:15:12 AM     (No. 11100792)

Birkenstocked broccoli washer.
~ Proud Deplorable who has refused patronizing movie theatres since 1985. Don´t know who they are awarding and truly couldn´t care less.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/9/2017 8:22:31 AM     (No. 11100798)

Fonda´s illegitimate child! (Who wrote that so-called speech?)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/9/2017 8:22:56 AM     (No. 11100799)

Ok Meryl, let´s talk about truth. Are you attacking real concerns or myths? Shall we start with the "violence incites violence" bit? I´ll be darned there was violence incited at Trump rallies.....by Hillary. I must have missed it when you spoke out against the BLM inspired very real war on police incited by a phony charge of police violence. And since you are so concerned about slights against those less fortunate I hope you recall that Hillary preyed upon the mentally disabled to do her dirty work. Your voice emanates from the cesspool of hatred and corruption.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: angelesgift, 1/9/2017 8:31:31 AM     (No. 11100808)

I don´t watch most movies and never current television unless it has actors I don´t know anything about and have grown to dislike.

Old Hollywood understood the need to make "stars" larger than life; to hide their feet of clay. Now, they are all about proudly showing off their baseness and arrogance. What they forget it that people don´t listen to or watch entertainers they don´t like, and holy cow are they growing more and more unlikeable.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: janjan, 1/9/2017 8:58:28 AM     (No. 11100844)

The entertainment industry is a business. The financial backers of films expect to make a profit. When you are deliberately insulting half your customer base you obviously think you are above the petty capitalist concerns of your employers. The movie business is drying up and this is why.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 1/9/2017 9:00:32 AM     (No. 11100848)

People like Streep are so predictable. Much of Hollywood is so predictable. They really do need to get over themselves.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/9/2017 9:01:33 AM     (No. 11100850)

Meryl has taken herself way too seriously for way too long.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/9/2017 9:11:17 AM     (No. 11100865)

Trash talking trash!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/9/2017 9:25:00 AM     (No. 11100888)

Meryl who?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/9/2017 9:29:32 AM     (No. 11100893)

These were my favorite movies of 2016:

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”
“The Young Messiah”
“Risen”
“The Man Who Knew Infinity”
“Hillary Clinton’s America”
“Clinton Cash” on-line
“The Anthropoid”
“Allied”


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Reply 23 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/9/2017 9:41:59 AM     (No. 11100903)

My husband watches a lot of current movies. He can tell you the name of every actor. I could care less about these people; described brilliantly by one of the above posters. I can rattle off names of those grand old guys ad gals who starred in those grand old films. Meryl STreep? ARRRGHHH!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: msjena, 1/9/2017 9:53:01 AM     (No. 11100920)

Meryl lives in a wealthy, white East Coast bubble. She has been unaffected--sheltered--from job loss,unemployment, crime, bad schools, burdensome taxes. Her opinions count for nothing.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/9/2017 10:00:28 AM     (No. 11100930)

This leftist hag is one of the major reasons I haven´t been to a movie theater in at least a decade.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nwpa, 1/9/2017 10:15:27 AM     (No. 11100946)

#9 to your question - Rush has answered this many times. If you come out in support of the leftist ideology, then you are spared criticism. You hear many times people saying they know actors or performers that are conservative, but are afraid to proclaim that publicly. Rich people supporting causes that hurt the little people they claim to want to help because it secures their place with the "in crowd". Then it´s ok for you to be wealthy if you throw money or your words at worthless causes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bobn.t, 1/9/2017 10:35:26 AM     (No. 11100980)

Hollywierd is a make believe world for the uneducated and deranged actors and those who pay to watch.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gone2pot, 1/9/2017 10:36:32 AM     (No. 11100982)

An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like.

Huh, and I always thought their job was to pretend, better than most, how to be people they could never be in real life.

As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.

See? Carrie Fisher was so good at pretending, apparently Meryl thinks she really was Princess Leia. That´s some damn good acting right there.

So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.

And NASCAR Meryl, you forgot NASCAR. But the good news is that YOU won´t be kicked out because you´re ´merican. No fence climbin´ back south for you girlfriend unless of course Trump can get Putin to hack the fence and force you out as well. MMMMWWWAAAAAHHAAAHA!!!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/9/2017 10:38:43 AM     (No. 11100986)

It is reassuring to me that the ignorant and stupid people of the world are still showing their hate for America on their sleeves. Trump must still be making all the right moves.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 1/9/2017 10:42:16 AM     (No. 11100995)

I have boycotted Hollyweird for at least the last 40 years. In that time I have viewed perhaps 6 or 7 films most of those to take my grandsons, as children, to a movie such as Spiderman. Unfortunately I can´t stop my family from adding money to the accounts of over rated a..holes (Lucianne doesn´t allow me to spell in full but Hollyweird can use Hitler,Stalin,white supremacist when describing Trump. some thing wrong here)like Cher,Streep.Pacino and especially ones I don´t ever recall seeing in the ad running now that bad mouths Trump. WHO are those people?
If you are really interested in stopping them and their "look how good I am" award shows keep your money in your pocket and do not attend the crap the put out.
Why do they have a national platform and I´m reduce to Tweets,e-mails and posting on Lucianne? Stay home even if you have to watch NBA basketball.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/9/2017 10:50:17 AM     (No. 11101010)

"when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose"

Like BO, like the dems, like the media? These people have been attacking, belittling, lying about, demeaning, and smearing their opposition for decades. But nasty things done in service of liberalism is "justified" because they are "right" and "virtuous".

Calling these people out for their lousy actions is not bullying, it is SELF DEFENSE. Liberals have tried to use political correctness to smother dissent. You can´t criticize BO, that´s racist. What???

As to the "vilified" media, why do you suppose that is so? Because the media has lied, smeared, hidden stories about dems, and generally been an arm of the DNC? They are completely untrustworthy and are being treated as suce. They have EARNED their status, as has most of Hollyweird.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Getagrip19, 1/9/2017 10:56:40 AM     (No. 11101027)

She actually thinks we care about her opinion? It looked like to me, that she was just acting anyways.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/9/2017 11:00:59 AM     (No. 11101036)

I can´t remember when I last went to a movie theater or bought any music. The garbage that is put out there just isn´t worth me putting out hard earned money. I can find other uses for it. I can actually take my wife out to dinner occasionally!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dbdiva, 1/9/2017 11:20:38 AM     (No. 11101068)

Well, in the first paragraph of her speech she DID say she had lost her mind!!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/9/2017 11:21:58 AM     (No. 11101070)

She said, “We need the principled press to hold power to account, …” Good grief, today’s “press” doesn’t know the meaning of the word “principle” let alone live by it! Thank goodness for the upstart conservative news sources, blogs, and Lucianne.com!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 1/9/2017 11:36:26 AM     (No. 11101093)

Streep got the award for not being hot.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: EAJ123, 1/9/2017 11:41:23 AM     (No. 11101102)

Here´s a heads up Meryl: I´m done with you, Tom Hanks, and all the other Hollywood-be leaders of America. Never again will I spend a nickel on anything related to any of this bunch of Hollywood liberals...never. In one week you and your buddies haveslimed our White House kissing the statue of Abraham LIncoln, eating waffles and chicken at 40 am with the worst POTUS and FLOTUS in the history of America, dancing like frenetic idiots all over America´s house and peeking in the window of the oval office...on and on. You shove your crackpot edicts down our throats and we´re supposed to love and admire you. Sadly, I once admired you and thought you a great actress. That´s yesterday. Seeing this room full of overpaid, under talented, boring rich liberals air kissing each other and shedding crocodile tears over nothing except one of their various causes, seeing a DeCaprio who has to be certifiably identified as brain dead treated as though he´s a brilliant contributor to science, and then Meryl Streep making a very large arse out of herself was sickening. How I wish all of you had to be trapped in a room with the wrinkled old hag liar Hillary who had the only microphone so you couldn´t get away from hearing her for the rest of your lives.

Last night you looked a bunch of classless phonies sitting like hens on nests waiting for eggs to hatch so you could take credit for whatever is the next feckless cause that pops out.

So Meryl, sweetie, take your mega $$, Tom Hanks and Leo DeCaprio, Stevie Spielberg, mean old Barbra, and copies of your movies and enjoy. The real world is writing you and your pals off. For good.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/9/2017 11:50:00 AM     (No. 11101110)

Someone needs to ask Streep why she gave rapist Roman Polanski a standing ovation but doesn´t defend Bill Cosby who did essentially the same thing (drug/rape) only with adults instead of children.

Is she a racist? Or attracted to pedophiles? I´d like to know before I spend anymore money in a Hollywood that supports this kind of thing.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2017 11:59:12 AM     (No. 11101129)

Number #1 is right. Don´t be surprised if Streep does not pop up in the near future playing the part of Hillary Clinton in a new movie claiming that Hillary was "whacked" by the Russians in the recent election.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JonR, 1/9/2017 12:32:51 PM     (No. 11101184)

Hollywood has hit rock bottom but just keeps digging! I am so sick of these pretentious trained monkeys pontificating as if what they say matters to real life! Shame on everyone in that room!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/9/2017 12:38:45 PM     (No. 11101191)

#9 asks "Why are these wealthy Hollywood elites Socialists?"

Decades back, Jane Fonda and comrade Tom Hayden led a program to corral new Hollywood talent and fill their heads with leftism. It wasn´t an outlying, stand alone initiative but rather sanctioned, institutional brain washing.

Hollywood´s World War 2 hyper patriotism gave way quickly as the Cold War ramped up, the left took over.

It would seem today the indoctrination continues apace. Knowing the background of some of today´s "stars" and seeing how far they´ve turned the other way is just sad. I think many know what´s going on in Tinsel Town but no one will dig up the truth. Where are the talented insiders/academics who can expose the level and depth of Hollywood´s hard left coercion? There´s a huge book waiting to be written. Name names, yeah, I said it.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/9/2017 12:46:26 PM     (No. 11101205)

There´s a silver lining to all of this, friends. Meryl and her buddies have made it obvious that the next 4-8 years is going to absolutely s@ck for them. I, for one, find that delightful.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 1/9/2017 12:48:42 PM     (No. 11101207)

Meryl who has always been yewgly (thank you, Zappa) despite talented makeup artists, is terribly afraid of fading off into the sunset of irrelevance sans gigs. I would like to see how brave this stupid hag is by challenging her to go to Uraq and stand up for the real horror of Christian martyrdoms.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Michimatician47, 1/9/2017 1:09:17 PM     (No. 11101258)

Know her slightly...very nice lady...good singer...accomplished actress...good mom...absolute freaking idiot about politics, economics, defense, foreign relations, banking and finance, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, science, engineering, construction, medicine, law, etc.. In other words, she´s a talented woman who can sing and act. Period.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/9/2017 1:28:51 PM     (No. 11101287)

Smug. Self-righteous. Avoid them like the Plague.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/9/2017 1:35:12 PM     (No. 11101306)

Meryl Gummer
What a bummer



How´d you like your head held in a toilet while 4 black youths berate you violently,
calling you gutter names and even scalping you! How´d you like THAT, gummer?

Well it really happened in Chicago where Killary your pal was born!!! Why did you choose to rail against our new President and not against those feral animal punk criminals?????? Why, gummer, why?

WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE, GUMMER????

You Meat Puppet FRAUD! SHUT UP!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: blizzard, 1/9/2017 1:37:40 PM     (No. 11101312)

I used to watch these shows all the time with my mom when I was growing up. Once they started flooding them with political attack speeches instead of thank yous, I stopped watching. Why put yourself through all of that nonsense when you can just check online later to see who actually won, if that´s important to you in the first place.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/9/2017 1:47:36 PM     (No. 11101339)

Meryl Creep, just one of the many reasons I didn´t watch the Golden GLOBS. I don´t watch any award or reality shows. They are pure junk.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: NessunDorma, 1/9/2017 1:53:55 PM     (No. 11101349)

If you´ve ever heard Streep speaking off the cuff, you probably came away with the impression that she´s a remarkably stupid woman. You may have asked yourself "this is someone who was educated at Vassar and Yale?" Rambling, incoherent, speech laced with profanities (a sure sign of a lazy intellect). Pretty sad, really.

Based on what I´ve observed of Hollywood actresses through the years, I´ve developed a theory that talent is conversely correlated with intelligence. The more talented the actress, the stupider the actress. Streep is an extremely talented actress.



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Reply 50 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2017 2:39:24 PM     (No. 11101435)

Well she did admit that she lost her mind sometime ago. Maybe that´s her problem?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/9/2017 2:40:46 PM     (No. 11101437)

Don´t be surprised if she wins a Nobel Peace Prize for it.....

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Reply 52 - Posted by: 4justice, 1/9/2017 4:12:51 PM     (No. 11101621)

"Mr. DeMille, I´m ready for my close up!" Norma Desmond (yes, a character, not a real person) had more relevance in her later years than this hag!

Yes, there are some conservatives in Hollyweird, but the bulk of them are lefties. I think part of it is their wanting to belong, but many believe the drivel they have been taught by their peers in the industry. And then there are some who will do anything to get work.


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Reply 53 - Posted by: kahunavol, 1/9/2017 5:16:59 PM     (No. 11101698)

Tell us more about the dangers of Alar too Meryl.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/9/2017 5:18:53 PM     (No. 11101702)

Meryl, does this mean we can´t watch Bruce Lee films? He is a legal immigrant, to which no one has any objection, so that messes up your silly conjecture.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Pasann, 1/9/2017 7:47:58 PM     (No. 11101893)

If you want to know how far back communism has prevailed in Hollywierd, read "Red Star Over Hollywood"......by Ronald Radosh. I was very
disappointed to learn that some I really liked
leaned in that direction.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/9/2017 8:34:13 PM     (No. 11101950)

Who knew that puppet could talk?
Advice to all Hollyweird puppets:

Just be a puppet and move your mouth when you´re tugged on.....otherwise
You will soon be a bankrupt puppet!

Don´t give these malcontent commie puppets one thin dime! NEVER!

So many deserving women in America should be paid what Gummer is paid to be a meat puppet liberal fool......Bankrupt Hollyweird!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/9/2017 9:29:55 PM     (No. 11102010)

Did not watch the awards program, but saw network evening news channels running clips of her delivering her speech and had the impression that she was emoting—not speaking from her heart. She had an international audience and took advantage of it to, sadly, try to undermine a man who wears his patriotism on his sleeve.

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Comedian Roseanne Barr took to Twitter Monday to defend President Donald Trump from unspecified attacks, which she said were really “disguised” attacks on American voters. “Every single attack on @POTUS is really a disguised attack on American voters who rejected Obama-Clinton-Bush’s bleeding of R treasury,” Barr tweeted. (snip)The 64-year-old Roseanne star — whose own 2012 presidential run was the subject of a documentary film — frequently praised Trump during the 2016 race and has continued to defend his presidency on social media.

White House announces Trump’s
first foreign trip as president
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/22/2017 7:49:13     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The White House has announced what is expected to be President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on May 25 for a meeting with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the meeting earlier Tuesday. Spicer says the president is looking forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts “to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO, and to discuss issues critical to the alliance, especially allied responsibility-sharing and NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism.” Stoltenberg is set to visit the White House on April

Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will
fix America, and I will tell you why
Washington Post, by Alexandra Petri    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 1:40:38     Post Reply
Some people are complaining that the budget proffered by the Trump administration, despite its wonderful macho-sounding name, is too vague and makes all sorts of cuts to needed programs in favor of increasing military spending by leaps and bounds. These people are wimps. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has called it a “hard power budget” which is, I think, the name of an exercise program where you eat only what you can catch, pump up your guns and then punch the impoverished in the face. This, conveniently, is also what the budget does. This budget will make America

Norman Podhoretz Still Picks
Fights and Drops Names
New York Times, by JOHN LELAND    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 11:14:58     Post Reply
"These parties I mentioned,” Norman Podhoretz said the other day, “everybody gave parties. And there was a lot of drinking. Some visiting literary celebrity would show up, Partisan Review would make a party or I would make a party. Everybody came. And it was a really passionate intellectual life. It’s hard to imagine today, but people actually came to blows over literary disagreements.” It was a cold morning, and Mr. Podhoretz, 87, was recently back from the hospital after minor surgery, recuperating in his Upper East Side apartment, recalling a time in the middle of the last century when a

De Blasio decision a huge win
for corrupt officals everywhere
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 11:04:14     Post Reply
He beat the rap, so Bill de Blasio needs a campaign song to celebrate. I humbly recommend a twist on a 1960’s hit, “I fought the law and the law won.” The mayor could boast a different ending: “I fought the law and the law lost.” The decision by federal and state prosecutors not to file criminal charges against de Blasio is a huge victory for him — and for corrupt officials everywhere. In plain English, the statement by prosecutors boils down to this: You can avoid the law, you can evade the law and you can do your big donors’ bidding. The

Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 8:26:36     Post Reply
All the emphasis seems to be on cutting. We will cut CPB, NPR, NEA. Why aren’t we talking about growing and building and knocking down barriers? Why aren’t we talking about jobs and a boom and reforming regulation and taxes so people can build and invest? Is cutting the absolute No. 1 priority right now? In a country that is, in Pope Francis’ famous characterization of the modern world, “a field hospital after battle”? Is that what the Republican party wants to lead with? Why isn’t the priority unleashing, getting past limits, pushing toward dynamism and expansion? All these old arguments—we have to

Edge or Liability? White House Ties
May Cut Two Ways for Goldman
New York Times, by Kate Kelly    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 8:05:36     Post Reply
During a recent meeting with stock analysts to discuss a huge loss, the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland sought to inject some levity. “I have a question online from the White House — sorry, sorry, Goldman Sachs,” said Howard Davies, to the sound of guffaws from the audience. The chairman, who was fielding a variety of questions that day from analysts from Goldman and other financial firms, then read out the Goldman inquiry about returns on capital. Jokes like that are commonplace in these first 100 days of the Trump administration. Stacked with former Goldman employees and embracing business-friendly policies,

House Intel chair: No evidence yet
Obama wiretapped Trump
Washington Examiner, by Todd Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/17/2017 7:59:38     Post Reply
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday neither he nor panel ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have seen evidence to support President Trump´s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him last fall. Nunes said the committee had set a deadline for the Justice Department to respond to requests for information by March 20. He confirmed that FBI Director James Comey will testify before the committee March 20 and that a second hearing will be held March 28. Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, will also be at the March 20 meeting, and Nunes said

Kellyanne Conway suggests even wider
surveillance of Trump campaign
USA Today, by Mike Kelly    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/13/2017 8:01:22     Post Reply
ALPINE, N.J. — The White House is offering yet another wrinkle in its attempt to support President Trump’s allegation — unfounded, so far — that his campaign headquarters in Manhattan was wiretapped by the Obama administration. The latest comes from Trump’s senior counselor Kellyanne Conway. She says the “surveillance” may be broader than even Trump suggested. In a wide-ranging interview Sunday at her home in Alpine, where she lives with her husband — a possible nominee for U.S. solicitor general — and their four children, Conway, who managed Trump’s presidential campaign before taking the job as one of the president´s closest advisers,



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Politico, by Tim Alberta    Original Article
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
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Posted By: earlybird- 3/24/2017 11:56:45 AM     Post Reply
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Independent [UK], by Ian Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/25/2017 5:01:14 AM     Post Reply
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