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School drops Halloween parade because it’s not “inclusive”

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From Fox News: A Massachusetts elementary school canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating “Black and Orange Spirit Day” instead.

The principal of Boyden Elementary School sent a letter to parents informing them that the annual Halloween costume parade was canceled amid concerns over inclusivity and safety.

“The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students, and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected,” the letter read in part.

On Friday, October 20, the school will have a Halloween party after school hours. But October 31 will be a “spirit day,” on which students can wear the colors black or orange, but not costumes.

Some parents are not happy about the changes to the Halloween festivities.

“We have numerous events at the school that are not ‘all inclusive,’ so if you cancel one event, you have to cancel them all,” parent Julie Rowre told Fox 25.

“Put a costume on. Parade down the street. Let them have their little time,” another parent told CBS Boston. “Why do you have to turn it into something political?”

“I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a local resident said. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year – next to Christmas – for children.”

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The Kaepernick Kareer: Chelsea Handler quits talk show to focus on “activism”

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Chelsea Handler wants to participate in a “more meaningful” way…

Why is this womyn still living in the USA?

From Daily Mail: Chelsea Handler has revealed she will no longer make her money-spinning Netflix talk show as she wants to concentrate on activism.

The comedienne claimed she decided to turn her back on the critically panned program after just two seasons as she is keen to become a ‘more knowledgeable and engaged citizen.’

Indeed she went so far as to cite the election of Donald Trump as a reason for giving up hosting her money-spinning program.

In a statement the limousine liberal said: ‘Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.’

It is quite the changing of tune for the funny woman, as she previously boasted her show would have the ‘well-roundedness of 60 Minutes but faster, quicker, cooler.’

Chelsea signed a seven year deal with Netflix back in 2014 which would see her release comedy specials, documentaries and, the supposed crown jewel, her new talk show through the streaming service. The deal was estimated to be worth a whopping $10 million.

The self-styled comic now insists she had wider goals than just raking in cash making a talk show.

In her statement she said: ‘I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgable (sic) and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me.

‘My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice and participate in a more meaningful way.’

It is unlikely her show will be greatly missed however, as it holds a woeful 27 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and ‘frequently fails to be smart or funny.’ 

Chelsea said she will instead be spending her time travelling, talking at colleges and has even, ‘joined foirces (sic) with EMILY’s List (a pro-abort PAC) to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.’

She did however insist she will continue to work with Netflix, and claimed she will be making a new documentary where she will ‘engage with people I don’t talk with enough.’

The comedienne was head-hunted by the streaming service, quitting her long-running E! show Chelsea Lately in 2014 to make the move.

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Hollyweird celebrities urge you to #RejectheNRA

These idiots probably believe that “silencers” really work like they do in their stupid movies.

Until Hollyweird celebrities decide to end their own #waronwomen in their industry, they can get bent with their feelings about the Second Amendment. #RejectHollywood.

From Yahoo: Celebrities are banding together to #RejectTheNRA in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting — the deadliest to date on U.S. soil — and they have a very specific plan to do so.

Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, John Slattery, Sheryl Crow, and Adam Scott are some of the stars featured in a new PSA that targets efforts to roll back safety laws on gun silencers and concealed carry reciprocity legislation.

The Creative Council for Everytown for Gun Safety, which Moore started in 2015, announced a plan to send one million phone calls to Congress until the next vote in 2018 to urge representatives to reject the agenda of the National Rifle Association. The PSA offers simple instructions on how to do so by connecting callers with Everytown, the gun advocacy nonprofit, and guidelines on what to say.

Other celebrities joining the new PSA include Jack Antonoff, Kathryn Hahn, Samuel Harris, Zazie Beetz, Cynthia Rowley, Natalie Morales, Moby, and Laura Dern. All of them urge Congress to oppose the SHARE Act, which, as they say, would “roll back gun silencer safety laws” and “could make mass shootings even more deadly.” They also highlight concealed reciprocity legislation, which would allow gun owners to carry firearms across state lines.

“I feel really strongly that the time has come to reject the NRA’s dangerous agenda and put the safety of all Americans first,” Beetz and McCarthy said in the video. “We should not make it easy for people with dangerous histories to buy silencers,” Moore added.

Moore was incited to be a gun control advocate by the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 children and six adults fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.

“At that moment, it felt ridiculous to me, and irresponsible as a parent and as a citizen, that I was not doing something to prevent gun violence,” she explained in an essay. “Simply keeping the news away from my child was putting my head in the sand. I wasn’t helping her, or anyone else, by doing that. So I decided to learn more.”

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Bloodsucker: Seattle council member wants to toll drivers who try to avoid tolls

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Mike O’Brien: One way or the other, you will pay

There’s never enough taxpayer money that Seattle demorats can’t get their hands on.

Earlier this week I told you about how two Seattle council members were proposing a new business tax that would place fees on the city’s top earning companies to fund programs for the homeless. This comes after the council approved an income tax on the wealthy (for individuals making over $250,000 per year), yet that will face a legal challenge.

Now this: A Seattle council member wants to toll folks who drive alternative routes to avoid a highway toll. That’s liberal logic for you.

From MyNorthwest.com: A Seattle council member thinks he may have a solution to drivers avoiding tolls — another toll.

“To maintain the bus service, what we need to do is make sure that there aren’t more cars on our streets downtown,” Councilmember Mike O’Brien told KIRO 7.

As the council considers its next budget — expected to pass before the end of the year — O’Brien wants the city to look ahead a couple of years to when the Highway 99 tunnel opens under downtown Seattle. Drivers will have to pay a toll to bypass downtown surface streets.

Some studies suggest that drivers will likely avoid the tunnel toll and move to surrounding streets, according to KIRO 7. In which case, O’Brien wants to establish another fee to keep people from doing so.

“Folks that are on (highway) 99 that are going to try divert to get out of the tunnel, because that they don’t want to pay that toll, do we have some sort of toll that says, ‘You are going to pay a toll one way or the other’? So if you are going to use the tunnel, just use it,” O’Brien said.

London has a similar system — known as congestion pricing — to cut down on snarled traffic in its central district. Traffic volumes decreased by 10 percent, KIRO 7 reports.

O’Brien is currently pushing for $200,000 in the next budget so the city can study the potential toll before the tunnel opens in early 2019.

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Traitor Jane Fonda says she’s not proud of America

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From Fox News: Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America.

During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, “Are you proud of America today?”

The actress was very quick to reply with a hard “no.”

“But, I’m proud of the resistance,” she elaborated. “I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core.

During the same interview, the 79-year-old was asked if she had a “sense of regret” for her visit to North Vietnam in 1972.

The “Grace and Frankie” star said while she doesn’t “regret going to Vietnam,” she does regret appearing at an anti-aircraft ceremony that made her appear to be “siding with the enemy.”

“The thing that I regret is that on my last day there, I made the mistake of going to a ceremony at an anti-aircraft gun,” she added. “It wasn’t being used. There were no airplanes or anything like that. There was a ceremony. I was asked to sing and people were laughing and so forth and I was led, and I sat down. And then I got up and as I walked away, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy, which is the last thing in the world that was true.

She added, “I’m proud that I went. It changed my life all for the good.”

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John McCain slams “half-baked, spurious nationalism” sweeping the US

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Ugh.

From Yahoo (via GMA): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in an impassioned speech while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

McCain, who was presented with the medal by former Vice President Joe Biden, began by saying he was humbled by the award before eventually lashing out at the nationalism that has swept the U.S. and warning against leaving the nation’s place of prominence in the international community.

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,” McCain said, to applause.

“We live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil,” he continued. “… We have done great good in the world. That leadership has had its costs, but we have become incomparably powerful and wealthy as we did.”

He added: “We have a moral obligation to continue in our just cause, and we would bring more than shame on ourselves if we don’t. We will not thrive in a world where our leadership and ideals are absent. We wouldn’t deserve to.”

In introducing McCain, Biden praised his “courage and loyalty.”

“I can think of no better description for the man we’re honoring tonight,” Biden said.

McCain revealed in July that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He has clashed with President Donald Trump over Republicans’ repeated attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, including most recently when he said he could not “in good conscience” vote for the Graham-Cassidy bill. In response, Trump called McCain’s opposition to the bill “terrible, honestly terrible.”

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Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says “everybody knew” about Weinstein

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Scott Rosenberg (r) now eternally sorry he didn’t say anything about his buddy Weinstein

So many, many “brave” folks coming forward now to discuss Weinstein’s sexual harassment. What a shame no one had the gall to stand up to him. Guess a soul-selling career is more important than Hollyweird’s #waronwomen.

From Daily Mail: Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg claims that everyone knew about about Harvey Weinstein – despite many in Hollywood claiming not to have known about his history of sexual harassment when the scandal first broke.

Rosenberg, who worked for Weinstein at Miramax Films during what he described as the ‘Golden Age’, penned a lengthy Facebook post on Monday weighing in on the Weinstein drama.

‘Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-f***ing-knew,’ Rosenberg wrote in the post, which appears to have now been taken down.

The Beautiful Girls writer clarified that while the allegations of rape had come as a shock, most were aware of a ‘pattern of overly aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful’.

‘We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague promises of potential movie roles. (And, it should be noted: there were many who actually succumbed to his bulky charms. Willingly. Which surely must have only impelled him to cast his fetid net even wider),’ he wrote.

‘But like I said: everybody-f***ing-knew.’

Rosenberg noted that the Weinstein brothers gave him his career by making his first two movies – Beautiful Girls in 1996 and Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead in 1995.

‘Do you know how I am sure this is true? Because I was there. And I saw you. And I talked about it with you. You, the big producers; you, the big directors; you, the big agents; you, the big financiers,’ he said.

‘And you, the big rival studio chiefs; you, the big actors; you, the big actresses; you, the big models. You, the big journalists; you, the big screenwriters; you, the big rock stars; you, the big restaurateurs; you, the big politicians. I saw you. All of you.God help me, I was there with you.

‘Again, maybe we didn’t know the degree. The magnitude of the awfulness. Not the rapes. Not the shoving against the wall. Not the potted-plant f*cking. But we knew something. We knew something was bubbling under. Something odious. Something rotten.’

Rosenberg admitted to staying quiet while Weinstein continued to throw lavish parties and make everyone’s movies.  

‘And for that, I am eternally sorry. To all of the women that had to suffer this… I am eternally sorry,’ he said.

‘I’ve worked with Mira (Sorvino) and Rosanna (Arquette) and Lysette (Anthony). I’ve known Rose (McGowan) and Ashley (Judd) and Claire (Forlani) for years… Their courage only hangs a lantern on my shame. And I am eternally sorry to all those who suffered in silence all this time. And have chosen to remain silent today.’

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