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Rob Reiner Tears Into Trump (Again); Kristy Swanson Kills It With Three Little Words

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Rob Reiner has been struck with Trump Derangement Syndrome a bit harder than most. From time to time, he simply can’t help himself and he feels he must take to twitter to explain to his followers, once again, why he hates President Trump. The tension builds inside of him until he can no longer stand it, then he explodes. The stress leaves his body and he’s okay for a little while…until the pressure returns once more.

Reiner reached that point again on Wednesday and fired off the following tweet.

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Actress Kristy Swanson ended it with three short words in one awesome tweet.

Naturally, Swanson’s hilarious (and appropriate) reply went viral. Here’s how other twitter users responded.

The post Rob Reiner Tears Into Trump (Again); Kristy Swanson Kills It With Three Little Words appeared first on RedState.

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Rob Reiner Tears Into Trump (Again); Kristy Swanson Kills It With Three Little Words

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Rob Reiner has been struck with Trump Derangement Syndrome a bit harder than most. From time to time, he simply can’t help himself and he feels he must take to twitter to explain to his followers, once again, why he hates President Trump. The tension builds inside of him until he can no longer stand it, then he explodes. The stress leaves his body and he’s okay for a little while…until the pressure returns once more.

Reiner reached that point again on Wednesday and fired off the following tweet.

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Actress Kristy Swanson ended it with three short words in one awesome tweet.

Naturally, Swanson’s hilarious (and appropriate) reply went viral. Here’s how other twitter users responded.

The post Rob Reiner Tears Into Trump (Again); Kristy Swanson Kills It With Three Little Words appeared first on RedState.

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Did CNN Put One Of Its Contributors Who Supports Trump On Ice?

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Would CNN ( also known as the Fredo Network) put a paid contributor on ice for defending President Trump in a safe, honest venue like a Prager University video? Damn right they would. The way that Trump jackhammers them on a daily basis you really can’t blame them.

According to various reports around the interwebs, Trump’s 2020 advisory board member and CNN contributor Steve Cortes might have been put on ice from commentary on the network. President Trump has noticed.

From Mediaite…

“Where’s Steve?” Trump has repeatedly asked — according to two unnamed officials who have heard the president make the remark in the White House.

The Trump surrogate recently got in some hot water with his colleagues over his characterization of media reporting on the president’s comments about Charlottesville. In a video for PragerU, Cortes accused the media of committing “journalistic malfeasance” by saying that Trump described Nazis as “very fine people.”

“Calling this a ‘malicious lie’ (which it’s not) and ‘journalistic malfeasance’ (which it’s also not) is a weird thing for someone who is a paid CNN commentator to say, given the network’s accurate reporting on the matter,” said CNN’s Oliver Darcy, in response.

I love how Darcy just says this is not true out of hand. If you actually watch the Prager University video it makes some points that Darcy and his pals would have trouble refuting without a teleprompter. Which means words that someone else wrote and or approved for them. ( Prager university video below for YOU to take a look.)

Now if my understanding is correct on how most contracts work on the news side of things in cable T.V. than Steve is getting paid no matter if they use him or not. Each contract is individualized to a certain degree but generally, that is how they go. Plus he is an at-will employee so if they want to pay him to sit they can do that until his contract runs out and then he can shop his services elsewhere.

I absolutely believe that CNN would “punish” someone this way for putting out an argument that goes against the narrative that is peddled and might deserve a fair debate. The powers at CNN don’t want any part of that. They just wanna cover-up for Fredo and Don and hope they can get a bigger share live than Rachel Maddow gets in re-runs.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think about it or if the Fredo network would do such a thing as freeze out a Trump surrogate that they are paying for his point of view.

Check out my other posts here on Red State and my podcast Bourbon On The Rocks plus like Bourbon On The Rocks on Facebook and follow me on the twitters at IRISHDUKE2 

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Stay Classy: Bette Midler’s Unhealthy Obsession With Melania Trump Takes a Bigoted Turn for the Worse

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FILE – In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Bette Midler arrives at the Tony Awards in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

When actress Bette Midler isn’t engaging in racism by insinuating that black Republicans are paid tokens, she’s slut-shaming conservative women who’ve stepped forward to give their #MeToo stories.

And when she’s not conveniently forgetting that prominent, powerful minority Republican women exist, she’s proving that she has an unhealthy obsession with First Lady Melania Trump. Specifically, her looks and her sex life.

Here’s her latest attempt at “poetry” directed at the First Lady, chock full of sexism and bigotry (note how she ‘fakes’ Melania Trump’s accent):

A quick analysis of Midler’s Twitter timeline shows she’s taken many swipes at Mrs. Trump since Donald Trump was elected. Most of her tweets have a familiar theme, you’ll notice:

Here’s a bigger version of the tweet she retweeted, so you can see what she was applauding:

Some of her other unhinged tweets about Melania Trump include:

Red State‘s own Brad Slager had probably the best take on Midler’s latest attempt at shaming a Republican woman:

Something else to note: Midler, like most other “feminist” Democrats, will tell you it’s dehumanizing and regressive to put another woman down, but they never seem to apply that rule to Republican women. In fact, in most instances on Midler’s Twitter feed, when she criticizes a woman it’s a Republican or a conservative. And they are usually attacks that are personal in nature. Very nasty.

It’s depraved, but it’s who and how she is – in spite of the “woke” creds she desperately wants the world to believe she possesses.

Related to Brad’s tweet, here’s a reminder of another controversial tweet Midler posted, back in October. It’s one of the few I’ve seen her delete in response to criticism:

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So interesting how someone who laments on how little respect she believes women around the world gets has no issue whatsoever virulently disrespecting another woman because she’s married to a man she disagrees with politically.

Be best, Bette. Or something.

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‘Unplanned’ Star Teams with Pro-Life Group to Help Mothers in Need, & Her Personal Connection Goes Well Beyond the Movie

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Actress Ashley Bratcher has a new mission: to help mothers facing unplanned pregnancies.

The star of the Left-derided film Unplanned has teamed with Heartbeat International in the creation of an educational scholarship.

The Unplanned Movie Scholarship fund is now accepting donations, and it vows to provide expectant moms in need a $5,000 annual supplement to their education.

The description reads as follows on the initiative’s official website:

While plans may shift when the unexpected happens, it doesn’t mean that dreams need to stop completely. Inspired by her role as Abby Johnson in the movie Unplanned, Ashley Bratcher is partnering with Heartbeat International, the largest pregnancy help network in the world, to offer moms facing unplanned pregnancies educational scholarships so that they can continue pursuing their dreams while raising their babies.

We will honor these brave women who chose life with a $5,000 annual scholarship to put toward their education. By encouraging positive choices, we can literally transform families and communities.

Thus serves as a reminder, I suppose, that even Hollywood is comprised of diversity of thought.

As covered by RedState’s Sarah Lee Wednesday, actress-turned-benevolent-bullhorn Alyssa Milano recently expressed gratitude for all she has — thanks to her two previous abortions:

“I would not have my children [Elizabeth, 4, and son Milo, 7] — my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind and inquisitive children who have a mother who was so very, very ready for them. I would not have my career. I would not have the ability or platform I use to fight against oppression with all my heart. I would never have met my amazing husband, David, whose steadfast and immeasurable love for me sustains me through these terrifying times.”

From the scholarship site, by contrast:

Help us support mothers as they go to school so they can provide more for their families and make responsible choices that will impact not only their lives, but the lives of their little ones.

On the homepage, Ashley recounts reaction to the pro-life film, which was hit with an ‘R’ rating by the MPAA (here), threatened with banning in Canada, and whose account was canceled by Twitter (here):

After the release of Unplanned, I received an overwhelming number of messages from women who had been touched by the film. Some described the sacrifices they made in choosing life, and some were currently facing unplanned pregnancies that they feared would interfere with completing or attending college. It was then that I realized the need to reverse the negative stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancies.

The response inspired her:

I wanted to be a part of empowering mothers to chase their dreams and to provide a means for those who chose life to continue their educations.

I hope that the Unplanned Movie Scholarship will not only empower mothers seeking to continue to their education but that it will also spread awareness for the thousands of Heartbeat affiliate pregnancy resource centers across the world. So many women do not realize the resources and support that is available to them and this is an opportunity to show them that they’re not alone.

[Heartbeat International] and I share a common goal: to reach and change hearts through love and compassion. We invite you to join us!

The actress has an especially personal connection to the issue, aside from her involvement with the movie: Not long ago, she received a startling revelation — she herself was almost aborted.

Her mother explained to her:

“I need to tell you something that I’ve never told you before. I was going to abort you. I was at the clinic sitting on the table when the nurse, who was very pregnant, came in to talk to me. I felt sick. I couldn’t do it. I got up and walked out … and I chose you.”

Ashley recalled the above to Fox & Friends, prior to the film’s release.

“I’m grateful that God, through His providence, planted me here to tell my story,” she told the show. “And that I have the privilege of sharing this film with the world.”

Now she’s sharing something more: The opportunity for women in crisis to make better lives for themselves. And for their children.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Stop What You’re Doing, Put Your Worries Aside, & Let This Child Sing – She Has A Message We Need To Hear

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Prepare for More Cranial Combustion: Jon Voight Declares Trump ‘the Greatest President of This Century’

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In May, Oscar-winning actor and dad to Angelina Jolie surely made some noggins combust when he proclaimed Donald J. Trump “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln” (see here).

Well, brace for more blowout.

In a video posted to Twitter Monday, Mr. Voight took aim at “the radical Left” and their far-from-tolerant disposition before giving the President yet another title: the greatest president of this century.

“This is not peace,” he says in the clip. “This is not love. This is hate among the radical Left.”

Jon explains that “no amount of ‘book smart’ will show the given policy of what truth stands for. Truth is a powerful emotion.” Furthermore, he says, “Love is what we should be voting for.”

The actor expounds further on that whole “hate” idea:

“[T]his is war among the Left. They have hate. It’s like a venom. No words of God, no words of love, but a radical emotion of hate.”

He also praises the Commander-in-Chief for his stance in defense of Israel:

“I’ve said this many times, and I’m saying it again: From the deep truths of my heart and soul, President Trump is a man of truths, love, and justice for the American people. And also for the people of a sacred place — Israel.”

Trump certainly hasn’t shied away from defending the tiny and threatened Middle Eastern nation. He did so again on the White House lawn Wednesday, with a 2020 tie-in:

“In my opinion, the Democrats have gone very far away from Israel, I cannot understand how they can do that. They don’t want to fund Israel. They want to take away foreign aid to Israel. They want to do a lot of bad things to Israel. In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel.”

“Not only does [the President] love our country, the United States of America,” Jon notes, “but he has a love for the people of all nations.”

In closing, the Ray Donovan star asks for prayer for the Leader of the Free World as he wishes for clarity and a change of heart within those who detest him:

“Let us pray for peace. Let us pray for this country, that President Trump will take on four more years of his strength, devotion, knowledge of truths. And all that doubt and who have extreme hate and anger toward President Trump, may they be shown differently, that President Trump is the greatest president of this century. Let us take a stand for liberty and justice for all. God bless.”

Given the climate of Tinseltown, personally, I find Jon Voight’s perpetually outspoken endorsement of The Donald remarkable. If you think you and I are aware of Hollywood’s left-wing lean, how much more so must be a man who’s appeared in 98 productions starting in 1963?

But he isn’t wavering with his support.

Also unfaltering is his hope — for the United States and for the world.

-ALEX

 

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New Comedy Central Series Based in Chicago Will Intentionally Avoid Any Mention of the Jussie Smollett Story

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Show creators deem the issue untouchable – “There’s nothing funny about it.”

In the Comedy Central program “South Side” — midway through its inaugural season — they have shown a willingness to feature real-life stories and characters involving the setting of program, the city of Chicago. However, in a recent interview, the show’s creator and head writer declared firmly that the most risible story to come out of the city this year is completely off-limits. There will be no mention at all of the Jussie Smollett controversy.

Describing the incident as “embarrassing”, writer/producer Bashir Salahuddin told The Wrap that they will not be addressing the Smollett story in any fashion. “It’s a straight-up tragedy,” Salahuddin says by way of explanation. A tragedy — describing the hoax that Smollett himself perpetrated all because he wanted to leverage a better salary for his role on the primetime drama “Empire”.

“South Side” follows the lives of two men living in South Chicago, plying their trade and also working side hustles for extra money. The program has incorporated stories and sports figures rooted in the city, so the question of whether the event surrounding Smollett — a Chicago resident himself, and the location of his hoax — was a valid one. But the head of the show has shut down any mention of the incident.

This continues the hesitancy of many in the entertainment industry to train a satirical eye on the people and events on the left side of the political spectrum. Recall during the Obama years how reticent the late-night talk shows, and Saturday Night Live had been to make sharp comments or crack jokes that were overly critical of the President. Contrast this with how swiftly Donald Trump was served up on these same shows, well before he had even been inaugurated. (It is noted, SNL was willing to create a segment that mocked Smollett.)

This desire by content creators to treat one side with kid gloves shows a self-neutering that completely undermines any of the commentary and satirical heft to which they might try staking a claim. Salahuddin, a former head writer for Jimmy Fallon, wants to seem to have a social commentary bite, but in turn he has removed some of his own teeth. “The whole situation is unfortunate,” he says in sidestepping the story entirely. “There’s nothing funny about it.”

Nothing funny. A celebrity stages his own hoax, and does so for venal purposes. The hoax itself was a comedic misfire, and the players involved also carried mockable traits. Now roll in the involvement of corrupt local officials, the media coverage, and Smollett’s own behavior in the media following the incident. Hell, you even have a number of national political figures and Presidential candidates who foolishly weighed in on the “attack”.

Despite all of that fertile material the head writer cannot see anything that could possibly be used for show content. This will not do much to illustrate just how connected to the inner workings of the city the show will be going forward.

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens Ep. 2: The Time Served Edition

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Unfortunately, The Chicken Wars really began to heat up online after I recorded yesterday, so while I briefly touch on the new theater of the culture war — which centers around the debate over which is superior, Popeye’s new chicken sandwich or the Lord’s Chicken, Chick-Fil-A — I don’t do it the justice it deserves. I’ll save that for next week. Because it’s both hilarious and (I think) meaningful.

As for what this week’s show does offer an in-depth analysis of, I have a very special guest on this week to talk criminal justice reform. My friend Matthew Hurtt, Director of External Relationships for Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy, joins me for an extended discussion on cjr, the First Step Act, the amazing Matthew Charles, and why breaking down barriers to people re-entering society after a jail term is the right move under almost any metric.

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Additionally, this week goes into the Omar/Tlaib dis-invitation to visit Israel. Were the ladies right in blaming Donald Trump for influencing Netanyahu to make a decision restricting their visitation (restrictions, I might add, they were unwilling to meet)? I try to answer that question.

Rounding out the politics side of the show, I talk at length about the Democrat warning to SCOTUS that the high court better get in line on the gun issue (which, it turns out, they’re more liberal on than most Americans) or they may find themselves restructured. I wrote about that issue here, and you should read it. Because if the Democrats find themselves in a position of real power again, they will no doubt try to pack the court.

Finally, this week’s Hollywood coverage is a little lighter and is essentially a run down of things I haven’t seen yet, but will be putting on the list to review on future shows, including The Politician on Netflix and The Last Black Man in San Francisco (which I think I just moved to the top of my list based on the WSJ review).

There’s also a bit on whether or not Disney will be inadvertently used as a mouthpiece for the Chinese in the ongoing protests happening in Hong Kong. I know, right? Be careful who you sign up with…

Check out the episode below.

You can also find me on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts. And, of course, old reliable, Spreaker. Go ahead and subscribe to those because a.) it’s free and b.) you never know when I might be talking about something your were just thinking about…

Enjoy!

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Are you ready for … Hot Air, The Movie?

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James Marsden as Ed Morrissey. Nick Offerman as Jazz Shaw. John Krazinski as John Sexton. And John Forsythe* as the voice of Allahpundit. Finally, the heroic, inspirational, and yet hilarious story of Hot Air will be coming to cinemas near you!

Er, wait a minute … that’s not what the new film Hot Air promises at all. Instead, it tells the story of a conservative talk-radio star that delivers, um, all of the nuance you’d expect from a Hollywood take on conservatives:

It’s actually worse than it looks, according to Christian Toto:

Steve Coogan stars as a Rush Limbaugh type whose world is overturned when his mixed-race niece enters his life.

What follows is predictable for anyone expecting a hit piece on the talk radio landscape. It’s worse than that, though.

“Hot Air” suggests conservative “hate speech” doesn’t belong on the air waves, and Republicans deserve to be chased out of public places.

Yes, it’s always fun to see an industry that insists on full speech protections for itself suggest that others get intimidated out of the public square. Maybe they can make this a double feature with a re-release of Trumbo, Hollywood’s 3724th lecture about the Red Scare and the blacklist. Remember, free speech is important, but only for the right people. And by “right” people, Hollywood means the Left.

How much do you want to bet that Coogan’s Lionel Macomb experiences The Progressive Epiphany After Tiring Of Selling Out at the 80-minute mark? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

This opens on Friday, but it’s probably not going to hit blockbuster status. Apart from Coogan and maybe Neve Campbell, the cast doesn’t contain any real audience draws. The film doesn’t yet have any rating at Rotten Tomatoes but expect plenty of critical support for the theme. Meanwhile, moviegoers will almost certainly ignore the promotion and flock to Ready or Not and Angel Has Fallen for escape from the constant politicization everyone experiences in every other phase of life. For this kind of beating of dead rhetorical hobby horses, to mix my metaphors, moviegoers could just stay at home and hang out on Twitter. Besides, didn’t Talk Radio cover the same ground 30 years ago, only less ideologically? And with a stronger cast?

Too bad about it missing us as the subject matter, although I’m not sure James Marsden could have captured my sheer animal magnetism. Wallace Shawn might have been a better choice, to be honest. Inconceivable!

* – If you don’t get this joke, I just can’t even.

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‘The Godfather’ Actor Speaks on Chris Cuomo’s Fredo Freakout: ‘His Father Would Smack Him’

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Chris Cuomo’s — brace yourself…I’m about to use a word virtually no one seems to use correctly in political writing these days — viral rant over being called “Fredo” continues to have legs.

An actor from the hit film The Godfather — in which the character Fredo is outshone by his brother, Michael Corleone — is sounding off on Chris’s stunningly expletive-filled and threatening tirade.

Speaking to TMZ, Gianni Russo (who played Michael’s wife-beating brother-in-law in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece) said Chris’s late dad, former New York Governor Mario, wouldn’t be pleased:

“His father would smack him.”

His opinion isn’t exactly uninformed:

“[I] know the whole family. I know his mother. I was just with his mother recently.”

The interviewer asked, “Is [‘Fredo’] an Italian insult?”

“I can’t believe he would say that,” Gianni replied.



TMZ went for a second helping —  “His father would be ashamed of him for saying that?”

Gianni:

“Of course. I don’t understand why — first of all, it’s a classic film. You’re talking about a character that was weak.”

Back to the tabloid titan:

“[T]hat word, ‘Fredo,’ means ‘weak brother.’ It doesn’t mean anything against the Italian people.”

“I know,” the actor affirmed.

Russo explained his surprise because Chris is a smart guy:

“I couldn’t understand, because he’s such an intelligent kid — educated and everything else. I heard he’s hurt his career.”

The 75-year-old entertainer also touched on the downfall of what was once called “news”:

“All these news guys, they’re so opinionated. They’re supposed to report the news. It’s not about what you think.”

Can he get an Amen?

Gianni’s not a fan of the current Corleone controversy:

“And you’re taking Fredo, a character from a classic? It’s like spitting on the Mona Lisa.”

But he won’t be picking up the phone to tell Chris what’s what:

“I wouldn’t even call him. What are you gonna say? ‘You made a fool outta yourself.’”

In case you haven’t seen the video, I’m including it here. Beware — language:



Personally, I’ve never heard of the movie reference as an Italian slur; have you? Is “Fredo” now some sort of vulgar word?

In terms of Chris’s posturing, chest-puffed, hooliganesque harangue, it seems to me a very bad move. Especially given this self-portrayal as a paragon of virtue.

Also, if he’d done any of the things he was threatening, the other guy would’ve been able to relax on the beach for several years thanks to a robust civil suit. The intimidation factor was surely very low — I doubt the target of Chris’s attack was afraid-O.

Oops.

-ALEX

 

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