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Libtard Sarah Jessica Parker says an actor’s uncomfortable, sexually-charged behavior “almost” caused her to walk off set

Sarah Jessica Parker with her idol…

Key word being “almost.”

What’s the point of bringing this up if you aren’t going to name the culprit? She’s now a big-time actress/producer worth $100 million. What’s she got to lose?

Such a cowardly act to claim you support the #MeToo movement when you don’t have the cajones to hold those responsible for their “inappropriate” acts.

Just another sympathy/attention-seeking actress who allows inappropriate behaviors to continue while not being wholly committed to the true victims of the #MeToo movement.

From Daily Mail: Sarah Jessica Parker says she once told producers she would leave the set to end the ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘inappropriate’ sexually-charged behavior of a powerful actor.

The Sex and The City actress, 54, recalled her experience as part of a larger discussion in wake of the #MeToo movement during an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air on Thursday.

She didn’t reveal which film or TV project she was working on when the incident occurred, but said her agent bought her a one way ticket to get out of the city where she was filming in the event the situation didn’t improve.

Parker is most famous for her role as Carrie Bradshaw which she starred in from 1998 until 2004 alongside Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

And despite her star status on one of TV’s hottest shows of the era, screen star Sarah said she could still feel a sense of gender imbalance on some of the projects she worked on.

‘I think no matter how evolved or how modern I thought I was … I didn’t feel entirely in a position – no matter what my role was on set – I didn’t feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately,’ she explained.

She added: ‘It strikes me as just stunning to say out loud, because there were plenty of occasions where it was happening and I was in a different position and I was as powerful. I mean, I had every right to say, “This is inappropriate.” I could have felt safe in going to a superior.’

Parker said that in one instance, she had her agent let producers know she was going to leave production and not return if she continued to feel ‘uncomfortable’ by the movie star.

‘And, in fact, I will say, when there was a situation with somebody and I did go to my agent. I felt I was no longer able to convey how uncomfortable this was making me, how inappropriate it was,’ she said, adding that ‘within hours, everything had changed.’

Parker said her agent made clear that she would quit the production if the conduct was allowed to continue. ‘He said to them, “If this continues, I have sent her a ticket, a one-way ticket out of this city” – where I was shooting – “and she will not be returning.”‘

‘I didn’t have to listen to jokes about me or my figure or what people thought they could talk me into doing – you know, all these men, all these men,’ she continued. ‘That stopped.’

Parker added that it was clear the instigator of the harassment wasn’t ever going to change because he had seemingly been that way for a long time.’He was baked, meaning his personality; it was cooked,’ she said. ‘And he was a formed person, and that wasn’t going to change. But I felt certainly better and safer, like I could finish what I had agreed to do.’

Parker said she revisited what she had endured earlier in her career in wake of the #MeToo movement.

Read the whole story here.


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This warrants serious analysis, I suppose: Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food?

what are we offended by
From NPR: Recently, we started a conversation about food and race. Specifically, we wondered out loud, who gets to cook — and become the face of — a culture’s cuisine?
Our question was prompted by a recent Sporkful interview with Rick Bayless, who has faced criticism over his long career. Although he is an Oklahoman with no Mexican ancestry, he has become one of the most prominent ambassadors for Mexican cuisine in America.
To be clear, this isn’t about Bayless. (Though the acclaimed chef did hop into the comments section to weigh in.) The question of who gets credit for a cuisine — and how they are compensated and feted — is one that comes up again and again in the food world. We asked readers to weigh in with their feelings about this squishy topic.
As with many things involving race and class in America, there are no easy answers — and we’re not expecting to find any clear-cut ones. We’re more interested in starting a conversation.
Here’s some of what we heard from you (go to the link to see the Tweets).
On one hand, many of you pointed out that cooking the cuisine of other cultures is a tangible way to connect. That’s part of what makes America a literal as well as figurative melting pot. At its heart, food is about identity — about where we came from — which is why the topic of cuisine and who cooks it can be so personal and complicated for some.
Many of you stressed the importance of approaching the cuisine of others with respect. And that means highlighting not just the ingredients, but also the culture behind a dish.
Some of you said what’s bothersome isn’t so much whether a person of one race or ethnicity is cooking the food of another culture. That can be done respectfully. The question, then, is more about opportunity — who has a chance to profit from making a cuisine?
We’re just kicking off this discussion. Over the coming weeks, we plan to keep digging into these ideas of where food, race and culture overlap — and we want to hear from you.
h/t Newsbusters

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US Credit Downgrade is the Constitution's Fault!

That’s what longtime newswoman Cokie Roberts said, yesterday on ABC’s “This Week.”

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Cokie Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News’ Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002, while also serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts. Now in semi-retirement, Roberts is a senior news analyst for NPR and a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network.
Yesterday, August 7, 2011, on ABC’s “This Week”, Roberts blamed the U.S. Constitution for S&P’s downgrading of the U.S. Treasury’s credit from AAA to AA+:

“[T]he problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America which actually does require people to come together from different perspectives whether it’s divided government or not. We have divided branches of government under any circumstance.”

Hey, Cokie. What you call “divided branches of government” is the Separation of Powers, which precisely was the intention and design of the Founding Fathers for the new America, the purpose of which is to prevent government tyranny.
You think “divided branches of government” and the Constitution are the problem for America’s credit downgrading? You’re an economic and political idiot.
S&P’s downgrading is because of the federal government’s addiction to debt — a national debt that now equals 100% of U.S. gross national product, and a debt with which your grandchildren are saddled.
And if you think the Constitution is the problem, go to China or Vietnam or North Korea where the communist party monopolizes all three branches of government, and see how you like it there. Moron.
See the video of Roberts on NewsBusters.
H/t America Coast2Coast.

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Tell House Conservatives What's On Your Mind

The radical cynics who insist elections don’t make a difference and that two main political parties are two peas in a pod probably didn’t vote in last November’s mid-term elections either. Even without their votes, the November 2nd elections did make a difference. All you have to do is look at what the Republican-led House of Representatives has been doing.
Here’s what the GOP-led 112th U.S. House of Representatives has done, since January this year:

In truth, the deal that the House made with the White House to cut a paltry $38 billion from the 2011 fiscal year federal budget turned out to be a major disappointment. All the more reason for us to let House conservatives know what we want them to do. Go HERE to take their survey!
H/t beloved fellow Tina.

Dear tina,

I want to share with you some of the early results of the Spring Issues Survey we sent out earlier this week. Thank you to all those who participated, your input helps us as we start early planning for the next round of elections in 2012. (If you haven’t had a chance to take the survey yet, it is six simple questions that will only take a moment of your time!)
We asked you which two issues facing Congress and our nation right now are the MOST important to you. Unsurprisingly, over 90% of you said that “reducing government spending and balancing the budget” is your #1 priority. Spending by our government is wildly out of control, and despite what Obama and Congressional leaders seem to think- the American people are paying attention!
According to 75% of you the second most important task facing us is repealing Obamacare. The unrestrained spending and unashamed market manipulation contained in the healthcare package Democrats rammed through Congress last year represents not only a tremendous threat to our freedom, but is a looming iceberg for our national economy.
Friends, I agree with you! Those are the two top priorities of all my fellow conservatives in the House.
In answer to the other questions in our survey we found:
  • 76% of you identify as pro-life
  • 45% said that the most important trait for a Congressional candidate is “Experience cutting the size of government,” followed by being a Tea Party member (29%).
  • 77% of respondents said that the federal government’s debt ceiling should not be raised. Another 22% allowed for it to be raised only as part of a larger agreement to significantly cut spending.
Again, thank you to those of you who took the survey. If you missed the first email, but wish to participate, please CLICK HERE to take the survey now.

Patrick McHenry
United States Congressman
Honorary Chairman, House Conservatives F

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O'Keefe NPR Sting-Part III: The Soros Connection


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House Votes to Defund NPR

and liberal heads explode

House Votes to Defund National Public Radio
The House of Representatives voted 228-192 on Thursday to deny federal funding to National Public Radio (NPR), stripping the radio network of any federal tax money despite opposition from Democrats. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), would prohibit any federal grants, loans, or direct appropriations from going to NPR or its affiliates. The bill would also prohibit those affiliates from using federal funds to pay their dues or purchase content from NPR.
And liberal heads exploded…check out a few of these choice comments on Huffington Post:
“This is vindictive­ness by a bunch of overreachi­ng Republican­s. All this time wasted by a bunch of controllin­g, simple-min­ded little Republican dictators.”
“You Republican­s have more of an agenda in how you want to tell people how to live than any liberal could ever hope to come close to matching.”
“We need to unemploy the republican­s in the house who think NPR is worth less than the Wars we are fighting. No one should forget that these are the people that started our ride to ruin. If you are serious about America then you can’t be a republican because they don’t like America, they want to destroy it.”

“I mean if the republican­s get rid of, one of the few remaining impartial news companies, who does that benefit? Fox opinion(ca­lled news)? Think about this one folks, if we had a earthquake in california­, that led to a tsunami, which led to our nuclear power plants being in trouble much like in japan, if NPR was gone, then who would we get reliable news from?”
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Op-Ed : Candidate Obama was the 1st O'Keefe Stunt?

How the mighty have fallen!  The Richmond Times-Dispatch published this masterpiece of satire and Real Clear Politics published the link to it.  The Obamabots  must be howling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today.  Enjoy!
~LTG   Continue reading

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