Monday, October 16, 2017

Macklemore: “F--k Donald Trump!”


Dana Loesch - #MeToo

Dana Loesch gives a wake-up call to the sanctimonious Leftists.

Leftists wage war on women every day.

So many Leftists are truly vicious.

James Corden Apologizes

Was Corden's apology sincere?

Who knows? Not me.

Oh, my God.

Way too much energy is being directed at condemning reaction to the Harvey Weinstein scandal rather than Harvey Weinstein himself and his enablers, every powerful person in Hollywood and Washington who knew and did absolutely nothing.

Aaron Rodgers: Broken Collarbone

Bad news:

NBC Enabled Harvey Weinstein

So true.

Where's the outrage from the Leftists?

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Al Michaels and Harvey Weinstein

Al Michaels referred to Harvey Weinstein while describing the New York Giants during Sunday Night Football.

Some people are outraged.

AL MICHAELS: Let's face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they're up by 14 points.

CRIS COLLINSWORTH: Only my LA guy comes up with that one.

MICHAELS: Well, you know.

COLLINSWORTH: There you go.

MICHAELS: All you do is read the papers.
People are demanding an apology from Michaels because he mentioned Weinstein.

Weinstein did have a bad week. Now, we can't even acknowledge that reality? It's too insensitive?

The outraged seem more bent out of shape over Michaels' simple remark than all of Hollywood ignoring Weinstein's abuse for decades.

Good grief, what a load!

U.S. Markets Since Trump's Election


Good news!

SNL: Harvey Weinstein Sketch and Jokes

Oh, wait. This isn't Saturday Night Live's take on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault/sexual harassment scandal. This is just more tired, predictable Kellyanne Conway mockery by Kate McKinnon.

So, who played Harvey Weinstein in the sketch about the scandal?

No one did. While Weinstein was mentioned during a sketch about sexual harassment in Hollywood, he was spared the sort of ridicule that Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway routinely receive.

Here's the sexual harassment sketch:

Not very good.

"Weekend Update" began with some jokes about Weinstein. He was harshly criticized by Colin Jost and Michael Che, but considering the scope of the scandal, there should have been more material devoted to him.

Nothing about Hollywood's hypocrisy?


COLIN JOST: Weinstein, who's been accused of multiple counts of sexual assault, is reportedly going to Europe for sex rehab. Somehow, I don't think that's gonna help anybody. He doesn't need sex rehab. He needs a specialized facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars, and it's a prison.
Clearly, they had to address the scandal. They couldn't avoid it again without looking like total wusses. They did a couple of jokes at the top, got that over with, then slipped back into to comfort of bashing Trump.

Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jimmy Fallon Bashes Trump - NOT APOLITICAL


From Entertainment Weekly:

Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and half of Twitter might disagree … but NBC’s Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon suggests that Donald Trump’s headlines are often “too serious” to make jokes about.

In an interview with NBC’s Sunday TODAY, the host was asked about his show’s lack of Trump bashing.

“It’s just not what I do, I think it would be weird for me to start doing it now,” Fallon said to Willie Geist in a preview from the upcoming broadcast. “I don’t even care about politics. I love pop culture more than politics, I just don’t have that brain.”

The TODAY co-host followed up by asking if Fallon feels any pressure to go after the president given that it’s clearly working for other late night hosts.

“I think the other guys are doing it very well,” Fallon replied. “Colbert’s doing great; he’s always been into political comedy. When it’s organic I’ll dip into it as well. I’ve always made jokes about the president. We’ve only had Obama. I’ve made thousands of jokes … with Trump, it’s just like every day is a new thing. He gives a lot of material. A lot of [his] stuff is hard to make a joke about. It’s just too serious.”

This is total crap.

EVERY night, Fallon bashes Trump. The bulk of his monologue EVERY night is based on Trump bashing.

Fallon's show is NOT apolitical. True, he doesn't routinely deliver Jimmy Kimmel-esque screeds and start crying during his monologue. However, in all seriousness, Fallon has called out Trump, like after Charlottesville. Fallon called Trump "shameful."

From August 15, 2017:

Jimmy Fallon didn't do a monologue on Monday's Tonight Show, or any opening comedy bits. He went right to his first guest, Susan Sarandon, after delivering these remarks:

JIMMY FALLON: As kids grow up, they need people to look up to, to show them what's right and good. They need parents and teachers, and they need leaders who appeal to the best in us. The fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful. And I think he finally spoke out because people everywhere stood up and said something. It's important for everyone, especially white people in this country, to speak out against this. Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it.

Fallon begins his remarks with a lie, calling The Tonight Show an "apolitical show." Fallon pummels Trump every night, every single night, something he never did to Obama.

While I unequivocally agree with Fallon's remarks about the importance of denouncing hate, racism and white supremacists, I think he's wrong to use his platform to call President Trump "shameful" and falsely declare that the president took two days to denounce the racists and white supremacists. When Fallon goes further and states that Trump only denounced the haters because people pressured him into it, he goes too far.

Everything is relative, but to declare Fallon's monologue and show apolitical is a flat-out lie.

It's just not true.

It's not true.

Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton - War on Women

Jimmy Fallon and Harvey Weinstein

Jimmy Fallon's monologue on Thursday didn't include a single joke about Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's sexual assault/harassment scandal.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump 'I Hate Everyone in White House' Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: A big story right now is this Vanity Fair article about the White House. They say that Trump is becoming unhinged. Now. He's currently becoming unhinged. They said that recently he walks around the White House and he shouted, 'I hate everyone in the White House.' But later he clarified his remarks saying, 'Except for me. I still like me a lot.'

Apparently, he had an outburst and yelled, 'I hate everyone in the White House.' He just said it, outburst. Mike Pence tried to calm him down and Trump said, 'Go away! You're not even my real dad.'
Not funny.

David Bowie in Milwaukee - 43 Years Ago

Forty-three years ago today, David Bowie performed at the Mecca Arena in Milwaukee.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sandy Maxx, John Cleese, Trump Assassination

Sandy Maxx, a DJ on classic rock radio station 96.5 WKLH in Milwaukee, may find herself in an FBI inquiry regarding John Cleese's discussion of the assassination of President Trump.

John Cleese was at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee last Saturday. The event was a screening of Monty Python and The Holy Grail and a Q&A session.

Join comedy legend John Cleese for an extra special screening of his hilarious slapstick adventure Monty Python and The Holy Grail, followed by a Q&A session with the man himself. It's the perfect time to find answers to burning questions such as 'What is the air speed of an unladen swallow?' as well as gain insight into Cleese's storied and vibrant career. Tally ho!

Based on the Arthurian legend, the British film is a laugh-a-minute farce that's cemented in comedy history as one of the greats. Starring Cleese, as well the other members of the Monty Python comic troupe, this cult classic turns the story of King Arthur on its head wth hilarious consequences.

Sandy Maxx served as moderator for the conversation.

During the Q&A, Cleese said that his birthday is October 27, two days after Trump is assassinated.

Maxx responded with a quip about a birthday gift for Cleese, failing to express any condemnation of the remark.

For the past few days, Mark Belling has devoted a good deal of time talking about the subject on his radio program.

Until today, Thursday, Maxx has been silent.

She posted the following on Facebook:

Regarding John Cleese's recent Milwaukee appearance:
The unexpected comment John Cleese made about his fictional prediction regarding the President was a fleeting yet impactful moment during an hour-long conversation that focused almost exclusively on Monty Python stories. I did my best in that particular moment to move the conversation back to the subject of Monty Python, as that was my role as moderator. I am deeply saddened to hear negative comments about my role in this one moment. I am immensely proud of my years of work providing an entertaining, informative experience for all audiences. That was my intention for the audience of Monty Python fans that evening.
So, Maxx is "deeply saddened" by the criticism.

Perhaps she should have unequivocally acknowledged the inappropriateness of Cleese's Trump assassination fantasy.

Granted, Maxx was in a difficult situation. I don't blame her for not reprimanding Cleese while on stage with him at the Riverside. I do question her failure, days later, to admit Cleese's statement on the specific assassination date for Trump was tasteless and potentially dangerous.

Well, the assassination of the president of the United States is kind of a big deal.

It's too bad WKLH and Sandy Maxx don't grasp that.

They really shouldn't be going out of their way to alienate their audience. Surely, a significant number of listeners to classic rock station WKLH voted for Trump.

Boy Scouts and Girls

Good grief.

For more than 100 years, we've had Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. That's inclusive enough.

NFL Lost to Trump

Never Trumper Rich Lowry believes that the NFL lost to President Trump in the controversy about the players' national anthem protests.

Lowry thinks he knows how that happened.

He writes:

Donald Trump isn't exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout.

...Donald Trump doesn't play three-dimensional chess, as his supporters insist. Sometimes, even the rules of checkers seem to elude him. But he has an instinctive cunning and a grasp of a nationalistic cultural politics that shouldn't be underestimated by his opponents, even though it almost always is.

Putting aside whether a president should be waging war on a sports league at all, Trump’s intervention in the kneeling issue was needlessly inflammatory. He shouldn't have called protesting players “sons of bitches” and mused about firing them—there’s no reason for the president of the United States to sound like the loudest guy down at the end of the bar.

The very outrageousness of Trump’s riff, though, served his purposes. This use of controversy-generating exaggeration is one of his distinctive contributions to our politics.

Since no NFL players were going to be fired, the fundamental issue was never going to be Trump’s lurid overstatement. Instead, the overstatement acted as a neon advertisement for his commonsensical underlying point, namely that players should stand during the national anthem. And it baited the NFL into fighting him on indefensible ground.

There were all sorts of unobjectionable means available for players to take a stand of defiance toward Trump, but they allowed themselves to, in effect, get double-dared into disrespecting the flag.

...It is stunning to step back and consider that Trump took on the most popular sport in the country—and what not too long ago would have been considered an unassailable institution—and beat it into submission, with one pungent line at a rally and a bunch of tweets. By last weekend, getting Vice President Mike Pence to walk out of a 49ers-Colts game was only making the rubble bounce.
First, let's be clear about what Trump actually said.
Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!" You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, "That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired." And that owner, they don’t know it. They don't know it. They'll be the most popular person, for a week. They'll be the most popular person in this country.
He didn't call the anti-police protesting players "sons of bitches."

Lowry puts that in quotes, but Trump didn't say that. He, like others, incorrectly cites it as a direct quote.

All these Leftists and Never Trumpers don't get it.

Trump's remarks didn't start the controversy. People were ticked off last year. Ratings for games were down BEFORE Trump made his comments.

After Trump made his statement at the rally in Alabama, the Leftists and Never Trumpers went crazy. They covered the national anthem protest issue relentlessly. They treated it as if it was the most important issue facing the country. Nothing else seemed to matter. They put it and kept it in the spotlight.

I honestly don't think the NFL lost to Trump. His "one pungent line at a rally and a bunch of tweets" didn't convince Americans to reject the NFL. They had already done that.

The Leftists and Never Trumpers in the media don't understand. Americans aren't following Trump. He's echoing the voices of Americans.