Category Archives: Idiots

Meryl Streep: “It’s difficult to be political during Trump’s presidency”

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Life is difficult when you have TDS.  And I won’t take her suggestion for the next president, actor Tom Hanks, seriously. After all, she supports a convicted rapist and serial sexual harasser. Her admiration of these characters speaks volumes about her own character.

From Fox News: Three-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who is an outspoken critic of President Trump, said she has no interest in being a political leader during his presidency.

Streep told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that being critical of Trump has affected her life and she was not interested in being a political leader.

“It’s affected my life because I don’t really — I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to be that,” Streep, who dressed as Trump in June, old BuzzFeed. “I’m a really private person, and like a lot of people in show business, I’m actually shy so it’s hard for me to do all this stuff.”

Streep was likely referring to her speech she made during the Golden Globes earlier this year when she accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award and used the platform to criticize Trump for imitating a disabled reporter. Streep said Trump’s behavior “sank its hooks in my heart” and called on the press to hold the president accountable for “every outrage.”

“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” Streep said.

Trump responded to Streep’s speech shortly after, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.”

At the Women’s March a few weeks later, protesters carried signs calling for the “Florence Foster Jenkins” star to run for president.

“I’ve lived through all these eras and it doesn’t feel like an alien landscape,” Streep said regarding today’s political climate, “but it does feel like stepping back in time and how quickly we forget what the world was like 40 years ago.”

Streep, who was talking to BuzzFeed to promote her new movie “The Post” with co-star Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg, announced Hanks should run for president.

“Tom (Hanks), on the other hand, should be president,” Streep said. “I mean really, this guy, there really is no one who knows more about history, statesmanship. No, seriously, it’s true!”

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Los Angeles fire started in homeless encampment

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Jerry Brown blames climate change for the fires in California. Wrong again with that fear mongering.

From The Guardian: Authorities have revealed the wildfire that razed homes owned by LA’s wealthiest residents was started in a homeless camp inhabited by its most downtrodden.

After the Los Angeles fire department announced on Tuesday that the Skirball fire began life as a cooking fire under a freeway about 20 miles from downtown, the homeless services community took a sharp intake of breath.

“These kind of reports are never good for us in general,” said Laurie Craft, a director at Hope of the Valley, which runs the only winter shelter in the area where the Skirball fire started.

Craft fears a backlash against the homeless community as a result of the disaster, which included the destruction of six Bel Air homes valued at $20m, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Yet assigning blame in this situation is far more complicated than it might be if the fire had been started by a careless hiker or a driver unthinkingly disposing of a lit cigarette.

“Are people going to react the same way to someone who works a job and has a car [as] to someone who’s homeless?” Craft asked. “Or is it worse in their eyes?”

There are hundreds of homeless encampments filling the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles’s elaborate freeway system, home to many of the county’s estimated 58,000 homeless people. The encampments pop up under bridges and alongside exits, ranging from two or three residents to a dozen or more.

People live in tents or jerry-rigged shelters made of tarps and branches, often with little access to sanitation or clean water. And they often set fires to cook food or keep warm in a region where nighttime temperatures often dip down into the low 50s.

The law is clear, said deputy chief Scott McLean of Cal Fire, the state fire protection agency. Any time a person lights a fire “on someone else’s property, it’s always illegal,” he said. But he added that campfires were not a particularly common source of wildfires. “It takes one spark. Even parking your car on dry grass right could be a risk.”

And owing to the harsh conditions in which homeless people live, social workers and others involved with the community are more focused on mitigating the risk than telling people not to start fires in the first place.

Victor Hinderliter, an associate director at the Los Angeles homelessness services agency, said his teams have been advising people at encampments they visit to be extra careful – and they usually are.

“The first people impacted if a fire does get out of control is the people in the surrounding encampment,” he said. “But it gets cold at night, and people have to eat. Sometimes, for survival, people have to make difficult decisions.

Hinderliter argued that the fires are merely a consequence of a much broader and more important issue. There is approximately one shelter bed available for every three people who are homeless in Los Angeles county, and a recent study found that the county would need an additional half-million affordable housing units to keep up with its growing low-income population.

“For me, this [fire] really highlights the urgency of getting people off the street and into housing,” he said. “Where people have to rely on warming fires in the middle of the night to survive, we should get them a roof over their heads, so they don’t have to make that difficult decision.”

A fire is not even always the first resort for people in encampments, said activist Mohammed Aly, who works in homeless encampments along the Santa Ana riverbed in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles.

“There’s an interest in self-preservation in keeping these fires safe,” he said. People often use other methods to keep warm or cook if they can, like gas stoves or electric generators, and display “proper etiquette”.

For those quick to judge the person who set in motion a catastrophe in order to satisfy their hunger, he urges restraint. “None of us understand what life is like in a homeless community.”

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Why no one trusts #FakeNews: NBC News says Trump’s North Korean policy could trigger famine

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As if famine and mass starvation has never existed/doesn’t currently exist in North Korea under Fat Boy. These partisan, TDS-infected “reporters” are a joke. Expect more #FakeNews like this for the next three years.

From NBC News: The Trump administration’s primary North Korea strategy would do little to curb the country’s nuclear program and could trigger a famine, according to experts.

After spearheading several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off oil supplies to Kim Jong Un’s regime and the 25 million people he rules.  Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, summed up Washington’s thinking Sunday: “You cannot shoot a missile without fuel.”

Many analysts say such a move would have minimal impact on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and would instead hit the country’s agricultural sector, potentially leading to mass starvation.

“If it could be done, a full oil cutoff would certainly dramatically reduce the amount of domestically grown food available to the civilian population,” according to David von Hippel, a senior associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, a California-based think tank.

Von Hippel warned the results of an oil embargo — which he conceded would be almost impossible to enforce — could have a catastrophic impact on a humanitarian level.

“Unless China or the rest of the world exported or gifted food to the DPRK to compensate, this would likely lead to famine,” he added, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

North Korea’s population would feel a lack of oil more acutely than most countries.

Much of the country’s 46,000 square miles, an area around the size of Pennsylvania, is covered in mountains. According to the CIA World Factbook, only around 22 percent of North Korea is used for agriculture, compared with 44 percent of the United States.

What arable land there is, North Koreans farm intensively. They’ve also come to rely on tractors, irrigation pumps, refrigerators and transportation trucks to harvest and distribute food before I trots.

Von Hippel said that even without further sanctions, measures imposed in September as a result of Kim’s missile and nuclear tests would likely impoverish North Korea’s breadbasket.

“The civilian population will certainly feel the burden of the sanctions well before the nuclear weapons or missile programs or the DPRK elites do, if these noncivilians feel them at all,” he said. “At some point, however, the agricultural sector will feel the pinch of sanctions.”

Elizabeth Rosenberg, a senior fellow and the director of the energy, economics and security program at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank, said that famine is “among the possibilities” that lawmakers should consider when deciding whether to impose tighter trade restrictions.

Read the rest of the diatribe here.

h/t Twitchy

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92% of Democrats believe Trump-Russia collusion fake-news

After a year of investigation by the FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies, costing untold millions in taxpayer dollars, not a shred of evidence is found of the Democrats’ accusation that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russian government to tamper with the 2016 presidential election. See:

And yet, a new CBS News poll found that a whopping 92% of Democrats believe in the baseless Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

I’m reminded of my faux-socialist, erstwhile friend, Stephanie, who once screamed out in frustration when I calmly pointed out facts that contradicted her contention:

“I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

No wonder they scream at the sky:

While the Democrat “hive mind” may be amusing, what is sad is that because of the lying liberal media (see “Harvard University study finds MSM coverage of President Trump overwhelmingly negative”), 67% of Americans believe in the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

The distressing irony is that the American public seem oblivious to the real U.S.-Russian conspiracy —  that Russia gave a multi-million dollar bribe to the Clinton Foundation for the 2010 Uranium One deal.

~Eowyn

Kate Winslet praising Woody Allen to promote their dismal movie, Wonder Wheel

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Woody Allen (l) and Kate Winslet (c) filming the sure-to-be-a-bomb of a movie, Wonder Wheel

Kate Winslet is out promoting her latest movie, Wonder Wheel. She apparently needs to say stupid things to garner sympathy for the director, Woody Allen, because the movie is not receiving good reviews. Nor is it bound to be a box office smash.

The plot of the movie from Wikipedia:

The plot follows the wife of a carousel operator, and her husband’s estranged daughter as they pursue the same man. The film revolves around Ginny, the wife of a carousel operator, who perks up when she falls for a handsome lifeguard. But when her husband’s estranged daughter resurfaces and also sets her sights on Mickey, it begins ‘the great unraveling of Ginny. The film is set in a 1950s amusement park on Coney Island.”

The reviews from Rotten Tomatoes:

  • Wonder Wheel gathers a charming cast in an inviting period setting, but they aren’t enough to consistently breathe life into a Woody Allen project that never quite comes together.”
  • “[A] well-acted, yet pointless and, most disappointingly, dull tale of lust.”
  • “Line to line, “Wonder Wheel” clunks and groans.”
  • “Solid performances can’t overcome an anemic plot that’s void of any sympathetic characters.”
  • It’s just a bad movie; a flat melodrama in which some lovely camerawork and a ferocious central performance from Winslet can’t conceal the rote tiredness of it all.”
  • Wonder Wheel will strike fans as an embarrassment and doubters as further evidence of decline – proof of Allen’s lack of interest or engagement in a world beyond his shrinking artistic comfort zone.”

With all the prominent cases of sexual assault throughout Hollyweird and Woody Allen’s unscrupulous past, Winslet is spewing garbage to garner support for Allen and his movie.

From NY Post: It appears that Kate Winslet isn’t trying to rock the boat in her ongoing Oscar campaign for her role in Woody Allen‘s “Wonder Wheel.”

In a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Winslet lauded the famed director for his writing of female characters, despite sexual abuse allegations that have been a cloud over his career.

“I think on some level Woody is a woman,” Winslet joked of Allen’s continuous creation of memorable female roles. “I just think he’s very in touch with that side of himself. He understands the female characters he creates exceptionally well.”

She continued, “His female characters are always so rich and large and honest in terms of how they’re feeling and he just knows how to write dialogue for them to communicate all that.”

The Los Angeles Times previously asked the 42-year-old actress about her thoughts on abuse allegations against Allen, but she played it coy.

“At the end of the day, you look at the facts. He’s an 81-year-old man who went through a two-year court case,” she said. “As far as I know, he wasn’t convicted of anything. I’m an actor; he’s a director. I don’t know his family. I’ve heard and read exactly what you’ve heard and read. I know as much as you do. That’s all I can say.

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

DCG

Jennifer Lawrence wants to throw a drink in Trump’s face

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Libtards are still whining…

Take a chill pill, girl. Better yet, go get on that farm. It’s not like Hollyweird box office will miss you since your latest movies have not been all that stellar.

From HuffPo: Jennifer Lawrence has never met President Donald Trump, but she knows exactly what she’s going to say ― and order to drink ― if she ever runs into him.

“I’ve got a pretty good speech,” the 27-year-old said in an interview with Oprah for The Hollywood Reporter. “And it ends with a martini to the face. I have something to say for all of them. I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘You just wait.’

Considering Lawrence is a self-proclaimed fan of all things “Real Housewives,” we’re sure her drink-throwing technique would be on point.

“I would [be prepared], definitely,” she told Oprah. “Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this moment. I’ll give you a hint — it’s not nice. You wouldn’t want me to say it to you.

We can try to imagine what she might say, since Lawrence came up with a short speech last year when she heard she and Trump would be at the same event.

“I was at a concert where I heard he was attending, so I had my full security team, like I was like, ‘Find Donald Trump,’” she said on the “Graham Norton Show.”

“I was adamant on finding him and making a video of me going, ‘Hey, Trump, f*ck you!’” 

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#WarOnWomen: Chelsea Handler calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “harlet” with “summer-whore lipstick”

Why is this womyn still living in the USA?

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