❄ Open Thread January 9th ❄



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.  Female feet on funny bathroom scale pic.

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…


7 Responses to “❄ Open Thread January 9th ❄”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I had the same response to Streep’s claims that without foreigners we would be “watching mixed martial arts and football…” What an IDIOTIC thing to say.

    First of all, no one is saying to keep out ALL foreigners, just those here ILLEGALLY.

    Second of all, isn’t SHE American?? Aren’t most (all?) of the people who won awards at the Golden Globes last night AMERICANS?? WTH is she TALKING abt that without foreigners we’d have nothing to watch???

    Honestly, I would have thought a Vassar grad was a bit smarter than that. Seems I was wrong.

    OTOH, Denzel Washington continues to impress. He said in a roundtable interview that making a movie isn’t difficult – “sending your son to Iraq is difficult….” He reminded the idiots in Hollywood that it is a LUXURY to make a movie a GIFT, not a “difficulty”: http://www.dailywire.com/news/12227/denzel-washington-blasts-difficulty-filmmaking-frank-camp

  2. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Oops – meant to say, great post, Marge! Thank you for the stories you collected. I continue to be ASTOUNDED at the level of hypocrisy demonstrated by Dems and Hollywood (I know – same thing)…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Glad you liked it.

      I included two stories about Streep’s foolishness because it illustrates why people have less and less respect for Hollywood. And can you imagine feeling sorry for yourself because your actions have gotten you ridiculed? Talk about not being self-aware.

      Libs and media, but again I repeat myself, will eat this up. The rest of America will yawn and wonder why Hollywood found it necessary to give themselves another award program.

      Meryl Streep is a very good actress. But to me Helen Mirren is much better. Mirren “becomes” the character just like Katherine Hepburn did. That’s greatness IMO.

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    President Obama to offer ‘admonitions’ in farewell address

    President Obama will bid the nation goodbye Tuesday night in his last big speech before yielding the spotlight to the Trump inauguration hoopla.

    You can be sure the President will offer another defense of his signature health care law and make the case that his administration put the economy back on solid footing after inheriting the 2008 financial crisis.

    The buzzy part, though, is likely to be what one Obama loyalist called a series of “admonitions about the challenges we face moving forward.”

    Those admonitions will likely be squarely aimed at President-elect Donald Trump, and may include calls to celebrate America’s diversity, to be more respectful of critics and, as the loyalist put it, “to strengthen and embrace our democracy.”


    Good Lord, the thing I will be happiest to see gone is the “lectures” from this mendacious mediocrity!

    Media is sure to love it which is why a majority of citizens have no respect for media. I have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that this self-righteous blabbler-mouth will never go away. He will make millions, to add to his millions, talking about “poor folks” and media will cherish every word and every lie. Pathetic.

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  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

    I’ve seen this phenomenon before. In April 2009, I wrote about how media covered the Tea Party movement in rural upstate NY, Looking At Tea Parties Through Binoculars, Like On Safari:

    I attended the Tea Party in Corning, NY, yesterday. There was a good crowd in this relatively small town in western upstate NY (several hours from NY City), several hundred in total. Corning is home to Corning glass and Steuben glass. The entire region has been hit hard by the exodus of jobs to less tax intensive parts of the U.S. and abroad.

    I don’t remember which speaker said it, but one of them described how politicians from New York City come up to the region so that they can say they have visited the countryside, and stare at the inhabitants as if through binoculars, like on safari.

    And that description was a metaphor for what is motivating the Tea Parties and fueling the outrage…. But you wouldn’t know that if all you have are binoculars, and you are on permanent safari.

    The NY Times went on safari to Texas, and it has an article about a peculiar love of the natives for trucks, Rodeo Offers a 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texans’ Truck Mania:

    Tim Spell has noticed a peculiar condition that affects Texans’ mental, physical and automotive well-being.

    “I call it ‘truck-itis,’” said Mr. Spell, the former automotive editor for The Houston Chronicle. “People in Texas will buy trucks even if they’re not going to haul anything heavier than raindrops. I was interviewing one guy. He had a 4-by-4. I said: ‘You live in Houston. Why do you have this 4-by-4?’ He said, ‘Well, I own a bar, and 4-by-4s are higher, and I can climb up on the cab and change out the letters of my marquee.’”

    Whether for high-up urban letter-switching or more rural and rugged purposes, pickup trucks are to Texas what cowboy boots and oil derricks are to the state — a potent part of the brand. No other state has a bigger influence on the marketing of American pickup trucks.

    Having diagnosed the symptoms and named the disease, the Times tried to understand by taking a safari to the Texas Truck Rodeo…


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