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Hollyweird still believes we care about them: Stars launch "Glam Up the Midterms" to get millennials to vote


Because apparently this process – when election day is, how to register to vote, and who the candidates are – is too complicated for some people to figure out. Shouldn’t the public education system have taught millennials how this whole election thing works?
Hint: If millennials can’t access the internet to figure out the election process, maybe they shouldn’t be voting.
From Hollyweird Reporter: Funny or Die has commissioned Billy Eichner and other big-name comedians to encourage millennials to vote during the Nov. 6 midterm elections with the launch of the “Glam Up the Midterms” campaign. 
“I had a dream last night that several small town Americans called me and were begging me to have more TV and film personalities lecture them about politics,“ Eichner said of the campaign. “So I’m here to answer their prayers!
According to an NBC news poll, only 12 percent of millennials voted in the last midterm election, something that Eichner wants to change by bringing various stars to districts across the country. Comedians participating in the campaign include James Corden, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, Robin Thede, Andy Cohen and Chelsea Handler.
In all seriousness, I have certainly skipped more than a few midterm elections in my day — and now I deeply regret it,” the Emmy-winning actor said. “So, after years of shouting at people on Billy on the Street, I’ve decided it’s time to use my voice to do some good and to encourage young people all across the country not to make the same mistakes I did. Say what you will about me, I have a lot of energy and I can’t wait to use it to help get out the vote and help ‘Glam Up The Midterms’ on Nov 6th!”
During former president Barack Obama’s term, Funny or Die helped raise awareness about Obamacare with the president’s appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns. Funny or Die indicated that Trump wasn’t as game as Obama or even former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who sat for a Between Two Ferns interview.
“Sadly, the former host of Celebrity Apprentice won’t return our phone calls,” Funny or Die DC’s head writer David Litt joked of Trump. “But we’ll be working with artists across the country to increase the number of Americans – especially young people – who vote in 2018.”
The campaign will work to convince voters under the age of 40 to fight for democracy and take the time to vote in November. 
The “Glam Up the Midterms” portion starts at the 2:41 mark in the above video.
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Who’s writing the script for TV news across America?

NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ admission that, for 12 years (!) he repeatedly had “misremembered” lied about being aboard a helicopter that was shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) in Iraq in 2003, reminded me of a post I’d written more than 3 years ago. Below is a revised version.

Is someone(s) dictating to journalists what they say and write?

Late-night TV show host Conan O’Brien inadvertently gave the game away in this fascinating video snippet from a show he did which was uploaded by his “Team Coco” to YouTube on November 3, 2011.

Pay special attention beginning at around the 1:15 mark of the video below:

In the video snippet above, O’Brien announced that he would officiate at the “gay wedding” of two male staffers, and that the wedding would take place on his show in New York. Then O’Brien cuts to TV anchormen and women across America — all 18 of them — announcing that news. Every single one of them said exactly the same thing:

“Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television….”

The chances that 18 anchorpersons would use exactly the same language, especially the same phrase “push the envelope,” defy the odds of statistical probability, which means it didn’t occur by random happenstance. That, in turn, means the 18 anchorpersons were reading from a prepared news script.

The implications are frightening….

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~Eowyn

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You know the honeymoon is over when the comedians start.

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree…25 to life would be appropriate.
Jay Leno
America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
–Jay Leno
Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s‘ new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
Conan O’Brien
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.
–Jay Leno
Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing
prisoners.
David Letterman
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America!
Jimmy Fallon
Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.
Jimmy Kimmel
Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.
–David Letterman
~Steve~                                  H/T  Miss Jean

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