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Bitterly Divided: How does America continue after the 2016 election?

Studies have shown that America is increasingly divided — racially, culturally, and politically. (See “Angry America: Politics more divisive than race, gender, or sexual orientation“)

america_dividedThe 2016 presidential election is making an already divided America even worse. (See “NYT openly advocates abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump” and “Professor says Trump is so bad, university class doesn’t have to be balanced“)

It is especially bad in Hollywood:

  • Oscar-nominated writer Lionel Chetwynd, a prominent Hollywood conservative,  described the political atmosphere within the industry this fall as “toxic.”
  • Roger Neal, founder of the Hollywood PR-management firm NPR and a Trump supporter, told TheWrap that things are even worse for conservatives than usual in Hollywood — “Things have gotten really nasty in Hollywood lately. Some stars have gone to the far left this election and are really getting hostile. You don’t see that from the other side. There’s an unhealthy tension here right now.”
  • Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. says he has been bullied online, blacklisted by directors, and “attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before” since speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

Here’s an example of liberal viciousness by a man I’d never heard of until today, Drew Magary, who writes for GQ.

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In a column for GQ, Magary tells any and all Americans who’ll vote for Trump to “fuck you”. His column is politely titled, “If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You,” which, no doubt, was the work of his editor, for in his column Magary is far less restrained, preferring “fuck” to “screw” and peppering his prose with, by my count, 11 “fuck” this and “fuck” that. Magary also uses the same, tired old stereotype of conservatives as ignorant, redneck racists. YAWN . . . .

Wikipedia has a bare-bones entry on Magary, identifying him only as a columnist for GQ and other publications, a “humorist,” and the author of 3 books, who was an English major at Colby College.

Here are excerpts from Magary’s literary masterpiece:

“Trump is a liar and a crook, and he commits abominable acts at such a frenetic pace that they get lost in the fury surrounding whatever horrible thing he does next. […]

Regardless, in the end, people are still gonna vote for this man. Maybe not enough to get him elected, but still: it’ll be in the tens of millions. (Note to the people causing the polls to fluctuate: What the fuck is wrong with you? […]

Nothing that Trump says, no damning piece of Trump reportage, and certainly no opinion piece like this one will stop his voters from pulling the lever. Nor will anything stop Trump from being the officious, braindead goon that he is. He will never answer for his crimes, and there’s a frighteningly large portion of the electorate that will always love him for that.

And so I’d just like to say to that portion of the electorate: Fuck you. No, seriously. Go fuck yourselves. […]

Nothing’s gonna take down Trump at this point, so I’m not gonna bother. No no, this post is for ME. I am preaching to the sad little choir in my soul here.

Because while Trump is a miserable bastard, YOU are the people who have handed him the bullhorn. YOU are the people willing to embarrass this nation and put it on the brink of economic ruin all because you wanna throw an electoral hissy fit. YOU are the people who want to revolutionize the way America does business by voting for its worst businessman, a disgusting neon pig who only makes money when he causes problems for other people instead of solving them. YOU are the thin-skinned yokels who clutch your bandoliers whenever someone hurls the mildest of slurs at you (“deplorables”), while cheering Trump on as he leaves a bonfire of truly hateful invective everywhere he goes. YOU are the people willing to overlook the fact that Trump is an unqualified, ignorant sociopath because DURRRR HILLARY IS BAD TOO DURRRR.

You know what? No, she’s not. She’s fine. I lived through one Clinton, and I can live through another. My reasons for hating Trump are better than your reasons for hating Hillary. Show me all the arguments against her you like. You guys don’t give a shit about facts and research when it comes to Trump, so I’m not gonna give a shit about whatever clumsy meme you cook up to explain why she did Benghazi. Nope. Sorry. Fuck your arguments, and fuck you. […]

Trump is human waste. He is the worst of America stuffed into a nacho cheese casing, and he is emblematic of the kind of arrogant, flag-waving, trashy, racist moron that the rest of us have to DRAG kicking and screaming into the 21st century: Cliven Bundy, Sean Hannity, Kim Davis, and on and on and on. […] These are needy hillbilly loons who are just as starved for attention as Trump himself. […]

If you vote for him, you’re not making America great again. You are killing it. […] And you are revealing your breathtaking ignorance to everyone except for yourself. I can’t believe you can’t see this. I want you to see this. I wanna shine a big fucking light in your face and scream at you that Trump isn’t even qualified to be human, much less President. How are you gonna change the system if you elect some corrupt idiot who has no clue how to DO IT, huh? Can’t you see this? Haven’t you heard this asshole talk? THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

But I already know that’s a futile effort. So fuck you, and fuck the GOP leaders who are too to stand up to you. I’m not gonna wish deportation or imprisonment or some kind of fantastical hyperbolic death upon you. I’m not gonna ask for a wall to be built on the Mason-Dixon line. No no, I think you people deserve the EXACT same fate as Trump himself, and that is to lose, badly. That’s what should happen to you. You and your hamburger puppet leader deserve to live the rest of your days arm-in-arm in disgrace, branded as losers for eternity. Because that’s what you are.”

Magary also actually believes that Hillary had pneumonia when she collapsed while leaving the 9/11 memorial ceremony.

Yeah right, a person who has pneumonia freezes up like this, and has to have the Secret Service grab you by the arm and shove you, face down, into a van.

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And then, 1½ hours later, that same person with “pneumonia” whose whole body froze and collapsed into the van, bounces out of an apartment building, smiling and cheerful, declares, “I’m feeling fine!,” then bends down to greet a little girl, thereby infecting her with “pneumonia” as well.

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Makes sense to me! – Not.

But Magary says it’s we who don’t “give a shit about facts and research.” Too funny.

The most charitable thing I can say about Magary is that he has Tourette’s Syndrome. I can’t believe anyone actually paid money to buy his books.

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~Eowyn

8-year-old to be TV’s first openly transgender CHILD actor

Here’s one thing People Magazine excluded from their list of must-knows about this child: From a medical and scientific perspective, there is no such thing as a transgendered person.

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From People Magazine: On Wednesday, Jackson Millarker will break new ground by guest starring on Modern Family which will make him the first openly transgender child actor to appear on television. Before his episode airs, Millarker and his parents are opening up to PEOPLE about his journey to the small screen. Here are five things to know about the 8-year-old actor.

  1. Why did he pick Modern Family to make his big TV debut? “When we explained the role to him, he was very excited about the opportunity to portray a character that is so similar to himself,” moms Stacey and Jen tell PEOPLE. “Jackson has been a young activist in our community and he knew that Modern Family would portray the role of a transgender child in a positive light.”
  2. Millarker transitioned at 6 years old. “We followed Jackson’s lead from a very early age and supported him in every aspect of his transition,” his parents share. “He is very wise beyond his years and was able to communicate open and honestly about his feelings and what he was experiencing. He was always a very gender-neutral child, but at the age of 4 he started experiencing intense anxiety in his daily life. As his parents, we pulled together resources and support to help us through the earliest stages of his transition, while at the same time continuing to give him the freedom to express himself however he felt comfortable,” they add. “At the age of 6, he came to us with the request to use male pronouns at home. He quickly decided that he wanted to use male pronouns exclusively, because he realized that he was in fact transgender. He entered second grade as his true self, a boy. His family, friends, and school have been very supportive from the beginning. He is now a confident, happy, healthy young man.”
  3. Eric Stonestreet and the Modern Family cast made his time on set a blast! “Aubrey Anderson-Emmons [who plays Lily] and I were near her room on the set, and the two dads were walking around the corner,” Jackson tells PEOPLE. “When Eric Stonestreet walked around the corner, he stuck his tongue out at me!” The fun didn’t end there, recalls the young actor: “My favorite moment was when I got to play the game with Aubrey! We got to do it over and over again,” he says. “It was really fun! I felt welcomed from the very beginning! In the first five minutes of meeting the cast, I was already laughing.”
  4. He loves frogs! “Since I can remember, I have enjoyed performing,” he reveals. “I have always performed plays at home for my family. When I was 6, my parents finally signed me up for a theater class! I joined a musical theater troop and I was Baloo in the Jungle Book. I love being on stage and making people laugh and smile. I also absolutely love frogs!”
  5. He wants to give fellow young actors and actresses a very special message. “Be yourself!” he encourages. “Remember that you are loved and that you, too, are special!”

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What did the man remove from Hillary Clinton’s debate podium?

Immediately after the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a man wearing glasses swiftly removed something from Hillary’s podium.

I need you to help me figure out what he removed.

Here’s the Washington Post‘s live-stream video of the debate. The relevant footage of Hillary’s flunky removing “the thing” from her podium begins around the 4:58:14 mark. I suggest you watch the video in slow motion by:

  • Click the wheel icon in the bottom right of the video
  • Click “speed”
  • Click “0.25”

In case Washington Post also truncates its video to just the debate portion (as NBC did with its debate video, shortening it from the original 2+ hours that contained the post-debate segment of Hillary bending down to shake hands with the fawning audience, which revealed the strange square-shaped thingie and wire attached to her back under her jacket), I took the following screenshots.

Note: For my post on the strange protrusions on Hillary’s back and NBC excising that footage from its video, see “What’s that underneath Hillary Clinton’s jacket at 9/26 debate with Trump?“.

The first screenshot below shows what appears to be a writing pad on Hillary’s podium (circled in yellow).

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The man then quickly turns over to Lester Holt the pad he had just removed from Hillary’s podium:

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Below are cropped, enlarged images of the thing on Hillary’s podium and the thing in the man’s hands.

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So what was “the thing” that Hillary had her flunky remove so quickly from her podium?

Some possibilities:

  1. PoliCulture thinks “the thing” is a tablet computer that was transmitting moderator Lester Holt’s questions to Hillary before hand. She did look down at her podium a lot during the debate.
  2. A tablet computer transmitting answers to Holt’s questions by someone who’s coaching Hillary. (I read somewhere that Bill Clinton declined to sit in the audience during the debate, but chose to be in a “green room”.)
  3. A pad of writing paper with Holt’s questions and/or answers to the questions, giving Hillary an unfair advantage.
  4. The most innocent explanation: A writing pad on which Hillary was scribbling notes during the debate. Note that Trump also had a paper pad on his podium. The difference is that Hillary’s flunky very quickly removed her papers, whereas Trump just left his papers behind. Why the haste, unless Hillary had something to hide?

What do you think? Sound off in our poll!

H/t FOTM‘s maziel and truckjunkie.

See also “Hillary Clinton used a ear-phone at debate with Trump“.

UPDATE:

I made a GIF of the relevant footage, in case Washington Post (like NBC News) deletes it from its video. At the end of the GIF, you can see mystery man handing over “the thing” to Lester Holt.🙂

UPDATE (Sept. 30, 2016):

Hillary’s flunky has been identified as Brady Williamson, a long time Democrat apparatchik and three-decade member of the Democrat debate negotiation team.

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According to Conservative Treehouse, Williamson removed something much more than just notes atop Hillary’s podium. Another person was also seen removing something.  All of the key players were very aware and cautious of the people around them when they were in “cleaning mode”.

Williamson also greeted the Clintons when they arrived at the debate.

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H/t Kelleigh Nelson and FOTM‘s TPR.

~Eowyn

Katy Perry strips naked at a polling station in new parody clip urging fans to vote at US elections

Ain’t feminism grand?

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From Daily Mail: Her boyfriend Orlando Bloom recently attracted headlines when he was photographed paddle boarding in the nude during the couple’s summer getaway. Now Katy Perry appears to be taking a leaf out of her British beau’s book, after stripping naked in a new Funny Or Die video urging fans to vote in the US general election.

In the clip, the 31-year-old singer is seen waking from her slumber sporting patriotic pajamas and messy bed hair, complete with popcorn and a lollipop as she declares: ‘I’ve got some great news: This year, you can look like s*** when you vote.’

Katy, an avid Hillary Clinton supporter, then walks to her polling station, passing other voters in their nightwear as she explains: ‘Yep, I’ve briefly scanned the Constitution, and nowhere does it say that you can’t just roll out of bed and come to the polls in whatever state you woke up in. In the name of democracy, any just-out-of-bed look is A-OK.’

She then proceeds to give examples of what is acceptable, including child’s onesie, hunk in kid’s briefs, that free XL, T-shirt you got from your bank and covered in slime. The I Kissed A Girl Singer then spices things up a notch as she declares: ‘Or, if you’re like me, I sleep naked,’ before ripping away her pajamas to go nude.

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With bars protecting her modesty, Katy grins cheekily at the camera as fellow voters gasp and a man behind her drops to the ground in astonishment.  ‘Yep, let those babies loose,’ she booms, before a pair of police officers strolled over, with one cutting in: ‘Alright, ma’am. That’s enough of that.’

‘No, I read the Constitution and I know I have the right to vote naked, she protests, to which the other arresting officer responds: ‘Did you read it, or did you just briefly scan it?’ Katy is then led to a police car, where she finds herself sharing the backseat with a buff and shirtless Joel McHale, who reacts: ‘You too?’  Leaning out of the window, Katy yells to the camera, before being whisked away: ‘Scratch that. Gotta wear clothes. My bad. See you at the polls November 8th.’

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The video was released on Tuesday, and a day earlier, Katy sent out a tweet and a teaser image, declaring that she was hoping to change the world with her clip.

The tweet posted alongside the still read: ‘TOMORROW, I USE MY BODY AS CLICK BAIT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD (sic).’

Katy’s picture – which featured the Rise singer standing naked in a polling station with most of her body blurred out – included written text that read: ‘Katy Perry votes naked tomorrow.’

The Dark Horse hitmaker is a very vocal supporter of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Read the rest of the story here.

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11-year-old boy trumps CNN anchor

The Clinton News Network anchorwoman tries to bait 11-year-old Matthew Schricker with a question about the “language being used, the namecalling that’s been used in the primary,” referring to Trump tagging his GOP primary rivals with nicknames like “Low Energy Jeb,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco,” and correctly calling Hillary “Crooked Hillary”.

Matthew calmly replies:

“I really think that listening to a few bad words coming out of Donald Trump is a lot better than people getting blown up by terrorists, people getting burned alive, people’s heads being chopped off, and people being drowned.”

Bravo, Matthew!

Good comment on the video’s YouTube page:

Svolder: “This is what CNN has to resort to. Bringing 11 year olds on the program to pick apart, and then STILL losing”

~Eowyn

1st Trump-Hillary debate – Open Forum

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Location: Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.

Time: The debate begins at 9 pm (for the East coast) and 6 pm (for the West coast), and will last 90 minutes.

Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News.

Format: Hillary, 68, won a coin toss and chose to take the first question. She will have two minutes to answer, after which Trump will be given equal time. Trump, 70, will then be given the first question at the beginning of the next segment.

Would you believe that Hillary’s name is mis-spelt in the debate ticket? LOL

2016-first-presidential-debate-ticketA Reuters/Ipsos poll released today has half of America’s likely voters saying they would rely on the debates to help them make their choice.

Please say a prayer for America — for God’s mercy that we be spared a President Hillary.

~Eowyn

Charlotte is a race riot, not a peaceful protest

InfoWars‘ Paul Joseph Watson nails it.

Brilliant!

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~Eowyn