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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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Bill O’Reilly left Fox News this week for a long-planned vacation to Italy and the Vatican, with his fate in the hands of a Murdoch family calculating the risks and rewards of keeping him on or forcing him out of the network. Facing a boycott by advertisers, unrest inside the company, protests outside Fox News headquarters and public calls for human rights investigations into company culture, Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, are reckoning with the fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that has once again engulfed Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox. The Murdochs are awaiting

Donald Trump´s Long March problem
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/13/2017 7:52:08     Post Reply
A new president needs to staff his administration with people who will be loyal to him. Donald Trump´s problem is that he does not have enough loyalists to staff the White House, much less the entire executive branch. Previous presidents have come to Washington after enough time in politics to develop concentric circles of loyalists who can take jobs at all levels of government. Just look at the people who stood ready to help the Bush family or the Clintons over the years. Trump, who never held public office before winning the presidency, didn´t have that. In addition, he campaigned with an

Bill O’Reilly Is Going on Vacation.
Will His Show Return
New York Magazine, by Gabriel Sherman    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/12/2017 9:38:36     Post Reply
Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced tonight that he is taking a vacation. O’Reilly’s decision to go off the air in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal and advertiser boycott arguably has the appearance of a suspension, but O’Reilly worked to dispel that notion. He announced that he’d scheduled his trip “last fall” — well before the New York Times reported he paid $13 million to settle harassment claims. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed O’Reilly will return on April 24. Here’s how O’Reilly talked about his vacation on the show Tuesday night. But according to four network sources, there’s talk

United faces more questions as dragged
passenger hires high-powered attorney
Chicago Tribune, by Lauren Zumbach and Becky Yerak    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/12/2017 11:07:39     Post Reply
United Airlines´ initial attempt Monday to quell mounting outrage over viral videos of a passenger being dragged from his seat added fuel to the backlash against the airline. So on Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz called the event "truly horrific" in a second apology. But while United was crafting another bid to defuse the situation, the flood of angry comments and memes on social media was replaced by tough questions from local and federal authorities and a mention of the incident by the White House. Meanwhile, David Dao, the passenger at the center of the growing imbroglio, retained a high-powered Chicago personal injury

Springtime for Trump? Hope Starts
To Bud For the New President
New York Sun, by Conrad Black    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/12/2017 7:47:18     Post Reply
Perhaps it is a function of spring, and of the irrepressible perseverance of hope, which even motionless in the heart of darkness cannot be extinguished, that I cautiously predict the beginnings of a return to functioning government in Washington. The whole country and much of the world hopes for an end to 20 years of gridlock, chronic fiscal mismanagement, absurd wars generating gigantic humanitarian crises and large strategic gains for the enemies of the West, in particular Iran, and debased domestic politics in which each change of regime in the White House and Congress seemed to make things worse and not

Trump officials tell Russia to drop
its support for Syria’s Assad
Washington Post, by Carol Morello    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/10/2017 7:45:29     Post Reply
Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded that Russia stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States. Signaling the focus of talks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to have in Moscow this week, officials said that Russia, in propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, bears at least partial responsibility for Wednesday’s chemical attack on villagers in Idlib province. “I hope Russia is thinking carefully about its continued alliance with Bashar al-Assad, because every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russia closer into some level of responsibility,”

Five deadlines facing
the Trump administration
Washington Examiner, by Sarah Westwood    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/10/2017 7:43:54     Post Reply
President Trump will emerge in April from his first 100 days in office with a mixed record when it comes to getting things done, and with a series of new challenges that could have major implications for his presidency. Trump got his Supreme Court nominee confirmed by the Senate, but he also failed to meet a self-imposed deadline last month when Congress couldn´t move a bill to repeal Obamacare. That failure damaged Trump´s image as a dealmaker and raised questions about his ability to deliver on other priorities. But the White House will have another opportunity to flex its muscles on Capitol

Rex Tillerson: Vladimir Putin
Did Not Have Advance Notice
of Strikes in Syria
Breitbart, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/7/2017 12:22:41     Post Reply
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed on Thursday night that President Vladimir Putin was not given advance notice of the United States’ decision to strike a Syrian target with missiles. “No contacts were made with Moscow, with President Putin,” Tillerson told reporters during a briefing with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He blamed the Russians for failing to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria, calling them “complicit or incompetent,” which is why the United States took action. According to the Pentagon, Russian ground forces in the area were given a “deconfliction” notice prior to the

The Strike At Syria
Weekly Standard, by Elliot Abrams    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/7/2017 8:54:08     Post Reply
The Trump administration has had a rocky start. There was the defeat on Obamacare, staffing the departments has been far too slow, the National Security Advisor lasted only three weeks, there has clearly been infighting in the White House staff, and there have certainly been too many tweets. But that 75-day break-in period has just ended, and the Trump administration can truly be said to have started only now. The president has been chief executive since January 20, but this week he acted also as Commander in Chief. And more: He finally accepted the role of Leader of the Free World. This



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African Americans get less sleep than whites,
an inequality stretching back to slavery

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Los Angeles Times, by Benjamin Reiss    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 6:36:51 PM     Post Reply
When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and well-being among blacks and whites, in particular. Yet it may be just as important to consider what happens when we’re asleep. Race shapes our sleep, a relationship that has surprising roots deep in our national past. African Americans suffer from a “sleep gap”: Fewer black people are able to sleep for the recommended

What it´s like to eat dinner at
the same restaurant as the Obamas

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Business Insider, by Emily Cohn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/22/2017 1:17:22 PM     Post Reply
The Obamas have been taking a much-deserved break from politics since moving out of the White House. But next week, it´s back to reality. President Barack Obama will be in Chicago on Monday to discuss community organization and civic engagement. As we all know, the Obamas have impeccable taste in food, so it wouldn´t be surprising to see the former president surveying the Chicago dining scene when he returns stateside. Will he visit the renowned Alinea? Or return to an old Obama favorite, Spiaggia? Last September, my husband and I had a chance run-in with Barack and Michelle, who were in New York City for their last visit as

´The handwriting is on the
wall´ for Trump´s presidency

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CNBC, by Ron Insana    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/23/2017 7:23:59 AM     Post Reply
A review of Donald Trump´s business career would lead one to say that he has always over-promised and under-delivered. Whether his long list of bankruptcies in the ever-profitable casino business, the failures of his "university,´ steak, vodka or clothing lines, there has been a history of putting himself first, while ignoring the needs of his constituents. We may be seeing that play out in his approach to government, as well. As in business, Trump has a constituency of one … himself … just ask his stock and bond investors, his suppliers, contractors, laborers, or even his customers. Unlike Trump, they rarely,

American Airlines Suspends Flight Attendant
After Altercation Over Stroller

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New York Times, by Eli Rosenberg    Original Article
Posted By: trashcann- 4/22/2017 9:21:48 PM     Post Reply
American Airlines suspended a flight attendant after an altercation on Friday in which the attendant took a stroller from a woman traveling with two young children and then argued with other passengers. The episode was captured, in part, on video. The encounter, at San Francisco International Airport, occurred while the woman was boarding a Texas-bound flight. The attendant, whose name was not released by the airline, grabbed the stroller from the woman, who was carrying 15-month-old twins, a passenger who was nearby said.

Outraged Muslims to Rally
Against Amazon Over Alleged
Lack of Prayer Rooms

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/22/2017 10:40:24 AM     Post Reply
Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job. The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith and retaliates against those who speak out. The Service Employees International Union and the guards allege that Amazon grants high-earning tech workers conference rooms to pray in, but they do not provide the same accommodation for contracted security officers

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics.
Then He Shaped an Election.

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New York Times, by Matt Apuzzo*    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/23/2017 8:13:50 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision. Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had received new evidence and was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton, the presidential front-runner. The move would violate the policies of an agency that does not reveal its investigations or do anything that may influence an election. But Mr. Comey had declared the case closed, and he believed

Now CNN host Alisyn Camerota claims she was
sexually harassed by Roger Ailes and was told
to meet him at a hotel if she wanted
to ´further her career´

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Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2017 6:40:37 PM     Post Reply
Fox News may have sent former CEO Roger Ailes packing in July of last year, but that has not slowed down the female employees at the network who have come forward alleging that they were sexually harassed by the disgraced executive. Another woman´s name was added to that list on Sunday, when CNN host Alisyn Camerota decided to break her silence and speak out, claiming that she too was one of Ailes´ victims. ´Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,´ Camerota announced during an appearance in ´Reliable Sources.´ Camerota, 50, worked at Fox News for 16 years before moving over

Sean Hannity is forced to deny
he sexually harassed a former
Fox News contributor who claims
the prime time host made
´advances´ at her and invited
her back to his hotel

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Daily Mail (UK), by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Nwpa- 4/23/2017 10:58:03 PM     Post Reply
Fox News host Sean Hannity has been forced to deny he sexually harassed a former contributor. Debbie Schlussel said the prime time anchor invited her back to his hotel in Detroit after a debate. After she turned down his advances, she claims she wasn´t invited back on his show. In an interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, she said: ´This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity.´ Her comments came just two days after Bill O´Reilly was fired from Fox News over similar allegations. Hannity

Clinton´s Towering Fiasco
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Weekly Standard, by The Scrapbook    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2017 5:25:00 AM     Post Reply
The September 2016 article in Politico championing Hillary Clinton’s use of "data analytics" now looks—how shall we put it?—rather premature. Politico swooned that computer algorithms "underlie nearly all of the Clinton campaign´s most important strategic decisions." Computer guru Elan Kriegel had crunched the numbers for campaign manager Robby Mook, allowing Team Clinton to precisely target her potential voters and thus not waste one dime on appealing to the deplorables. "Clintonites saw it as their secret weapon in building an insurmountable delegate lead over Bernie Sanders," Politico reported. And come the general election the Clintonistas were downright giddy about the edge Big Data

‘Icon’ Colin Kaepernick Named to ‘Time’
100 Most Influential People List

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Breitbart Sports, by Robert J. Marlow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2017 6:18:26 AM     Post Reply
This week’s edition of Time Magazine named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to its list of the 100 Most Influential People. The list breaks down the chosen 100 into five categories: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans, and Icons. Kaepernick appears in the Icons group. In the Time Magazine profile, former SF 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh praised the controversial quarterback’s protest last year of the Star Spangled Banner, “when he boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system by refusing to stand for the national anthem.” Harbaugh made no mention of Kaepernick’s penchant for wearing socks denigrating law

Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes: A win for
Marine Le Pen in France would be ´devastating´

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Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2017 6:23:50 AM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama may not be making an endorsement in France´s upcoming presidential election, but his former deputy national security adviser is warning that a win for right-wing leader Marine Le Pen would be "devastating." "A Le Pen victory would be devastating to any mainstream definition of US interests and values since WWII," Ben Rhodes said in a tweet Saturday. (Tweet) Rhodes´ warning is quite a bit more drastic than the measured statement former President Barack Obama´s spokesman put out last week about his conversation with another French candidate, Emmanuel Macron. While Obama did not endorse Macron, spokesman Kevin

Crazy or just stupid? Maxine Waters´s
claim that she didn’t call for
Trump’s impeachment is too much even for MSNBC

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 4/22/2017 1:09:39 PM     Post Reply
What could possibly motivate Maxine Waters to claim twice that she never called for Donald Trump´s impeachment when the video evidence is so compelling? It is one thing for conservative websites to call her out, but even MSNBC, the broadcast leader in Trump-hatred, is taking notice of the absolute falsity of her claim. Yesterday, in an on-air discussion among Hallie Jackson, Craig Melvin, and Mark Murray, the California congresswoman was explicitly called out for her denial of reality: JACKSON: "... pretty strong words from somebody else on the other side of the aisle. Maxine Waters, right? The congresswoman [indecipherable] during that interview


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