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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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Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh declared Monday’s “Not My President’s Day” protests to be a failure. According to Limbaugh, this protest and other movements are losing steam because they are having little impact on President Donald Trump and will continue to diminish as they begin to be ignored by most of the public. Transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): Yesterday was “Not My President’s Day,” right? It was Presidents’ Day for most people, but then the left had planned gigantic mobilization of protests and riots against Trump called the “Not My President’s Day.” Here’s the headline of the

Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’
New York Times, by Vivian Yee    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/23/2017 7:30:12     Post Reply
No going to church, no going to the store. No doctor’s appointments for some, no school for others. No driving, period — not when a broken taillight could deliver the driver to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It is happening in the Central Valley of California, where undocumented immigrants pick the fields for survival wages but are keeping their children home from school; on Staten Island, where fewer day laborers haunt street corners in search of work; in West Phoenix’s Isaac School District, where 13 Latino students have dropped out in the past two weeks; and in the horse country of northern

Conservatives Gather to Praise
Trump, Bury Differences
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/23/2017 7:26:18     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Conservatives are all smiles this week at an annual convention in Washington, celebrating President Donald Trump´s win, but beneath the surface lurk tensions central to how Republicans will govern in the next two years and the 2018 election outlook. At the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, once a fringe event that is now decidedly in the Republican mainstream, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will drop by to help fire up an estimated 10,000 activists in attendance. Known as CPAC, the event is being held at a new MGM resort and casino located in Maryland, just outside Washington. So Trump,

How to Tell if News Is Really News
American Thinker, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/23/2017 7:18:35     Post Reply
Media approval ratings are at an all time low and the public is routinely confronted by what ultimately turns out to be ‘faux’ news. But this is not a surprise because we have been aware of this for some time. In fact, it all started with Watergate. Although I was in London in 1972 and never had a chance to vote against Richard Nixon, the Watergate scandal was all over the press in Europe so I didn’t miss a bit of the sordid details. For the first time ever, however, a major news story made a big deal of the

Washington Post adopts new motto,
´democracy dies in darkness,´
says it has nothing to do with Trump
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/22/2017 12:20:04     Post Reply
The Washington Post has a new motto, displayed right below the paper´s logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It´s a new thing for the paper, which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II, or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time, including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now, it is "democracy dies in darkness." The paper debuted

Trump´s defense chief, in Iraq, says:
We´re not here for your oil
Reuters, by Phil Stewart    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/20/2017 7:16:19     Post Reply
The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody´s oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump at the start of a visit to Iraq on Monday. Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul. But he is likely to face questions about Trump´s remarks and actions, including a temporary ban on travel to the United States and for saying America should have seized

Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos
a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead
New York Times, by YAMICHE ALCINDOR    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/20/2017 7:14:14     Post Reply
By the end of her first full week as the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos had already sparred with a middle school and a former schools chancellor in Washington, accused some of the school’s teachers of passively awaiting instruction and said she would be pleased if the department she currently runs did not exist in the future. She encountered an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance she will face as she tries to set new policies for the Education Department. On Sunday, she received a somewhat warmer welcome from the New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, who said

Trump supporters see a successful president —
and are frustrated with critics who don’t
Washington Post, by Jenna Johnson and David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/19/2017 10:16:21     Post Reply
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Many of President Trump’s most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack — perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trump’s Saturday evening event on Florida’s Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal relatives or

REPORT: White House Deputy Chief of
Staff and #NeverTrumper Source of LEAKS
Gateway Pundit, by Lucian Wintrich    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/19/2017 8:02:53     Post Reply
GotNews reported Sunday that one of the primary sources of the series of leaks that were designed to undermine the Trump Administration and his presidency have been coming from none other than #NeverTrumper Kate Walsh. She is being investigated as one of the primary persons of interest that have been distributing highly confidential information to sources such as The (Failing) New York Times, and others. When TGP reached out to GotNews founder, Charles Johnson, for comment on the story he said that it was “100% reliable, I’m unwilling to reveal the primary White House sources, but Walsh was behind the leaks.” From



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Politico, by Darius Tahir    Original Article
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Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are facing angry constituents

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Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Jennifer Smith & Staff    Original Article
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Entire San Jose neighborhoods were submerged by water on Wednesday during the worst floods for 100 years. 50,000 people were told to flee their homes after evacuation warnings were issued in the early hours of the morning. Most were issued a flood warning but for 14,000 the order was mandatory. The flooding began when Coyote Creek, which runs through Silicone Valley from the San Francisco Bay, burst its banks on Tuesday night. It sent dirty water pouring in to the towns below it at frightening pace. On Wednesday, residents complained that the alert had not been sent out fast enough. Some

Mexican man kills himself
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BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
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A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time. He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later. His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US. (Snip) Mr Olivas was a native of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states and the stronghold of the cartel formerly led by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Mika Brzezinski: Media’s Job Is to
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Washington Free Beacon, by Chandler Gill    Original Article
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(Video) MSNBC´s Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media´s message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think." Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist´s view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on. "What Yamiche [Alcindor] said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to, who were Trump voters and

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Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Kugle    Original Article
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Trump administration revokes Obama-era
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Fox News & Associated Press, by Shannon Bream    Original Article
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The Trump administration Wednesday revoked federal guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama that allowed public school students to use restrooms and other facilities corresponding to their gender identity. A document submitted to the Supreme Court by the Solicitor General´s office said that the Obama-era directive issued this past May did not "undergo any formal public process" or explain how the directive was "consistent with the express language of Title IX," the federal law outlawing sex discrimination in education and activities. "Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue,"

The Press Is Not the Enemy
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Tribune Content Agency LLC, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
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Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, had an unfortunate turn of phrase the other day. She said it’s the mission of the press to “control exactly what people think.” My suspicion is that this was less a Freudian slip than a simple slip-up. Brzezinski was referring to her fear that President Trump may be trying to control the way people think by discrediting the media — whom he calls “enemies of the American people” — and she lost her rhetorical footing, stumbling into saying that mind control is “our job.” But the misstatement resonated with a lot of people,

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Daily Mail (UK), by Harry Pettit    Original Article
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State rep hopes to rename
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Chicago Sun-Times (IL), by Sam Charles    Original Article
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State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) said he is drafting legislation that would rename the majority of Interstate 55 in Illinois as the “Barack Obama Expressway.” According to a statement from his office, Ford will propose renaming the stretch of the expressway from the Tri-State Tollway to East St. Louis. “Renaming I-55 for President Barack Obama would not only be an honor for America’s 44th president, but it will be the right measure we should approve for Illinois’ very own state Senator and U.S. Senator,” Ford said in a statement. Between the Tri-State and Lake Shore Drive, the expressway bears

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Bloomberg News, by Prashant Gopal    Original Article
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Oscars Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Can´t
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Hollywood Reporter, by Staff    Original Article
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A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average moviegoing citizen knows about this year´s Oscars. Yes, you read that headline correctly — come hell or high water, six out of 10 Americans could not name a single best picture nominee, according to a new poll commissioned by The Hollywood Reporter that canvassed moviegoers on both sides of the political fence. But, hidden in the figures, there is some good news for the Academy: Seven in 10 respondents say they’ll be watching the Oscars anyway. (Video) THR’s poll — conducted by the National Research Group, which in

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates
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NewsBusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/22/2017 6:09:12 PM     Post Reply
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday openly fretted that Donald Trump’s new immigration orders “could create a climate of fear” for illegal “citizens.” (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word “citizen.”) Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, “This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn´t already.” Page agreed, “I think it has.” She justified, “Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade. So, they´re really part of the fabric of our life. Although, admittedly, they´re here illegally.” King insisted, “But they´ve been


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