Another open thread and articles of interest to me and hopefully to you too.
Of course with me you always get the cartoons. It’s an addiction. I enjoy this particular addiction and unlike my addiction to cheesecake and corn puffs it doesn’t show up on the scale to haunt me.
The whining and complaining continue from the insane left and from the insane #NeverTrumpers.
Trump continues to be Trump, to no one’s surprise that had a brain.
The left keeps moving further left to show those silly fools that voted for Trump that they won’t take no for an answer. Thereby alienating a lot of ordinary voters more than before.
Hollywood weirdo celebutards embarrass themselves and their industry daily.
If there is one thing that is more apparent every day it is that:
Four Facebook Torturers Face Judge: Bail Denied
One day after a chilling live Facebook video made headlines, four suspects appeared in a packed Cook County courtroom Friday to face hate crime charges alleging they beat and tortured a mentally disabled teen in an attack that once again put the city’s ugly violence problem on display.
A media throng descended on the Leighton Criminal Court Building for the first appearance by Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper and sisters Tanishia and Brittany Covington since the brutal images captivated and alarmed a world audience.
Dressed in street clothes, the four entered bond court amid heavy security, Cooper smirking as he walked to stand before the judge. As Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antionetti detailed the charges, a friend of the victim’s family seated in the courtroom gallery nodded her head and wiped tears from her eyes.
A short time later, Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered the four held without bail, citing the egregiousness of the allegations.
The judge addressed each defendant individually, noting that Brittany Covington was going to college, her sister was a parent, Cooper had a paralyzed brother and Hill lived with his mother.
“I’m looking at each of you and wondering where was the sense of decency that each of you should have had?” Ciesil said. “I don’t see it.”
Mollie Hemingway: 5 Reasons Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Was A Dud
The 2017 Hollywood award season got going with last night’s Golden Globes. These awards are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after a period of intense lobbying by Hollywood studios.
Mostly it seemed like a very nice party for an industry that loves to give itself awards. As per usual, some Hollywood elites took their time in the spotlight to disparage others, such as Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and Republicans in general.
Streep said, “ You and all of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it. Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.”
How do I put this? UM, NO. Just no. The press and Hollywood are some of the most privileged segments of society. Whether you measure it in terms of cash money, prestige, fame, or an ability to fail year after year and get promoted, Hollywood and media elite do not get to cast themselves as victims.
Like Mollie I don’t think Meryl Streep is the best that ever was. Katherine Hepburn has that title in my mind – hands down.
Living today? My vote would go to Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, or Glenn Close but that’s just me.
Any of the 3 may well be liberal loons. So long as I don’t know that I can still enjoy their craft. But it won’t affect me much because I don’t worship at the celebrity church anyway.
JD Rucker: It’s time for Christians and conservative to end our addiction to Hollywood
A decade ago, I received a job offer in southern California. The money was much better than I was making in Oklahoma, but the cost of living essentially made it a wash. What prompted me to move my family to the left(wing) coast away from conservative Oklahoma was Hollywood. I had a screenplay that was nearly finished and having access to Hollywood an hour away made pitching it much easier.
In other words, I wanted to be part of Hollywood. No, I wasn’t into the glitz or the glamour. I’ve always enjoyed good storytelling and creativity was being stifled in favor of unnecessary sequels (everything was about franchises back then) and horrific reboots. I had a winner that was almost complete and Hollywood needed a fresh voice. I was going to give it to them.
Life happened. I advanced in my job much faster than expected, gaining partial ownership of the company in less than a year. With my new partners, we formed another company, sold it along with the first company, and it became clear that my dreams of revamping Hollywood needed to go on hold while I built another company. Today, I have a great screenplay that I’m confident could get bought. It will never be seen by anyone in Hollywood. Living here for a decade and watching the leftward lurch of the industry made me realize that I no longer want to be a part of that world.
It’s not just the politics and lack of creativity. The rampant militant atheism that was once quietly chuckled about behind the scenes has emerged as a blatant badge of honor worn by so many. There are notable exceptions such as Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, but the fact that they’re notable for being willing to discuss their faith is a testament to the heathen nature of the entertainment industry.
Georgia Tech Climatologist Chooses ‘Career Suicide’ to Keep Her ‘Scientific Integrity’
A climatologist at Georgia Institute of Technology resigned from her post because she could no longer navigate the stifling political orthodoxy on climate change.
Former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech Judith Curry announced her resignation in a blog post on Tuesday. While her resignation is technically “a retirement event,” and she is “cashing out” to get her pension, Curry explained that “the deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment with universities, the academic field of climate science and scientists.”
Curry is known for her scientifically astute explanations of the uncertainties in climate science. Indeed, she has been attacked as “anti-science” by other researchers who repeat the rote “scientific consensus” that man-made global warming is a catastrophic threat to humanity. In a cruel sort of irony, the universities — ostensibly the bastion of academic freedom — have become unsafe for those who, using good scientific methods, are skeptical of the received wisdom on climate change.
Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech Wednesday justifying his maneuver condemning Israel for settlements in the UN Security Council, which threatens a rupture in U.S. relations with Israel. And he’s our top diplomat. John Kerry couldn’t stop a ketchup fight at a Heinz family picnic.
As he is wont to do, Trump responded on Twitter early Monday, slamming the “over-rated” “Hillary flunky”:
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him “groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!
Although I find it painful, and astonishing ,I agree with Trump. A. I believe Streep is over-rated and B. her complaint was dishonest. Plus she certainly was and is a Hillary flunky.
And you know I couldn’t leave without at least one more cartoon…