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Even With AOC and The Squad Endorsing Bernie, His Campaign Is Over.

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Time for some honest analysis after the Tuesday CNN Debate Debacle on the candidate who has raised more money in the 3rd quarter than anyone else, Bernie Sanders.

The Sanders campaign raised just over $25 million for the 3rd quarter barely beating out Elizabeth Warren at just under $25 million according to CBS News. That would have made an interesting race going into the 4th quarter of this year as the time runs short before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hamshire primaries for both of these candidates.

Then the first week of October hit and Sanders had a heart attack and that changed the makeup of this whole primary season.

The announcement yesterday that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the other members of The Squad will be endorsing Bernie is just a 24-hour temporary shot in the arm that will have no effect on this campaign’s demise. Nice gesture but ultimately meaningless.

So why am I saying this?

According to the CDC, Bernie Sanders was one of 790,000 Americans who have a heart attack every year. Being this was his first, he was one of 580,000 that had that happen this year. Sanders is to be commended that he took the signs seriously and had it treated immediately. This undoubtedly saved his life.

However, with all that positive news, these facts remain.

Tuesday night, anyone who was tuning in at one point or another was watching Sanders more closely than anyone else. Because of our natural curiosity to see if a 78-year-old man who is two weeks from a heart attack looks like he is ok. Every single one of us thought about it and many media outlets talked about it before the debate.

This is not meant to be mean or cruel. This is just the reality of what people think and the health reality of what a 78-year-old man who just had a major heart event goes through.

Anyone who goes through a heart attack and is lucky enough to survive has a recuperation period that has to be taken. Naturally, the younger you are, the shorter that period is generally. Bernie is, no doubt, a vibrant guy for a 78-year-old. He is also now a vibrant 78 yr old who just suffered a heart attack and wisely has been resting at home. His first campaign event since his hospital stay will be this Saturday where he will get endorsed by AOC.

However, the campaign calendar is not going to afford Bernie the time to recover. The Iowa caucuses are in 109 days and the New Hampshire primary is one week later.

I would much rather have a vigorous Bernie Sanders out on the trail making his case for his ideas and that he be defeated in that arena than for him to be sidelined like this. Plus I love Larry Davids’s impersonation of him and I want more of that.

Sanders will still be able to influence the Democratic race for the nomination from the sidelines and yes it will be from the sidelines. I’m sure all of the candidates left will be lobbying him heavily for his endorsement as they should.

However, it is only a matter of time before the lack of campaign events scheduled and the whispers of “Where is Bernie?” become the norm and ultimately force him out of the race. Sanders has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with and he still can be for many years to come.

Just not as a candidate for President of the United States.

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Gal Gadot to Produce and Star in Movie About Christian Woman Who Saved Thousands of Jewish Children from Nazis

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Continuing to prove to be one of the most stand-up women in Hollywood, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has started up her own production company with her husband and decided their first film will be about a Christian woman who saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis.

According to Deadline, Gadot will produce and act the lead in a true story film about Irena Sendler and her efforts to defy the Nazis by saving the lives of others:

Irena Sendler tells the harrowing story of a woman’s defiant stand against Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland and the incredible network she developed to care for and save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. Following her arrest by the Gestapo during the height of the war, the drama becomes a race against time to save not only herself but the identities of the hidden thousands who’ll face certain execution. Justine Juel Gillmer will be writing the screenplay. She just wrote another harrowing Holocaust film, Harry Haft. Gillmer has worked in film and television in her native Australia, and has worked on numerous shows in the U.S. including The 100, Into the Badlands, and is now serving as a writer/co-EP on Amazon’s Wheel of Time.

According to Gadot and her husband, their new production company, Pilot Wave, will focus on inspiring stories just like Sendler’s.

“As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life,” Gadot and Varsano said. “Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination.”

Hearing stories like this one would be a breath of fresh air, especially in an age where Hollywood has nothing good to say about Christians or Christianity. It’s likely that Gadot will face more controversy for taking on such a project, but she faces controversy no matter what she undertakes. Many of the hard left already despise her for being a beautiful, pro-Israeli, former soldier.

My hope is that the controversy doesn’t cause her or her production company to pull back on story elements that may give rise to controversy, such as the Christian element to the story.

I have faith in Gadot, however.

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Trump Sings the Blues’…Praises (Blues Visit the White House – VIDEO)

A funny thing happened today: A professional sports team visited the White House…and no one made a big stink about it. None of the players made “bold” pronouncements on social media about their momentous decision not to participate in the time-honored tradition of championship teams putting in an appearance at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And to my knowledge, no one of consequence protested their being there.

The St. Louis Blues — winners of the 2019 Stanley Cup and authors of the near-perfect hockey fairytale season — met with the President today in the Rose Garden. After the team made its way to the dais (accompanied by “Gloria,” of course) followed by Lord Stanley’s Cup…

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President Trump made his entrance, accompanied by team owner Tom Stillman and team Captain, Alex Pietrangelo (or, per the announcer, “Perchanjello”). He started out off-script, riffing about Turkey/Syria, China, impeachment. But before too long, he got to the reason at hand. He recounted the Blues’ improbable journey from worst to first. Even shared the backstory of “Gloria” as the adopted victory song.

Throughout the ceremony, both the President and the team (players, coaches, and owners alike) appeared to be enjoying themselves. And, as a Blues fan, it was just plain fun to watch.

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Missouri’s Congressional delegation was present and the President made sure to acknowledge them all, heaping generous praise on his “great friend,” Senator Roy Blunt and “our young, incredible Josh” (Senator Josh Hawley), who’s made news of his own today. (READ: Josh Hawley Has a Great Suggestion for Hong Kong Leader Angered by Him Calling It a Police State and Josh Hawley Re: LeBron James’ Hong Kong Comments: Garbage.)

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The President called on the inimitable Billy Long (R-Mo.) to demonstrate his storied auctioneering skills to auction off the Stanley Cup.

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He remarked on Alexander Steen’s smile: “Look at that mouth….You think he’s taken a few hits?! You think he’s tough? You think I could take him in a fight? I don’t know.”

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He called up the effervescent Laila Anderson, the darling 11-year-old whose battle against HLH inspired the Blues throughout the season.

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The President jawed with several other players, including rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington.

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He congratulated Coach Craig Berube, who noted it was a great honor to be there.

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And was awarded his very own Stanley Cup Championship sweater  — Number 45, of course.

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The President wrapped up his comments noting:

“And the St. Louis Blues’ amazing comeback reminds us to never give up, never lose faith, never ever quit; just keep forging ahead….When you work hard, support each other, believe in yourself, and give everything you’ve got, victory is always within reach.”

Brought a smile to this Blues fan’s face.

Watch the video of the full ceremony here:


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Josh Hawley re: LeBron James’ Hong Kong Comments: Garbage

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Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) didn’t mince words responding to LeBron James’ ignorance comments regarding China and Hong Kong.  As Nick Arama detailed this morning, James decided to lecture Houston Rockets’ Manager Daryl Morey regarding his need to be more “educated” about the situation before weighing in on it.

“So I don’t believe, I don’t want to get into a word, or sentence, feud with Daryl, with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financial, but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet, what we say, and what we do,” he declared.

“Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be a lot of negatives,” James declared.

He criticized Morey for allegedly being “uneducated” on the subject, after saying he, James, wasn’t sufficiently educated enough on the “political side” to make a comment on the substance of the question.

“When you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something – and I’m just talking about the tweet itself – you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.” (READ: LeBron James Gives Horrible Response on China Controversy and Daryl Morey’s Support of Hong Kong.)

There has been plenty of (understandable) blowback on James since.

Senator Josh Hawley, having just returned from Hong Kong (READ: Josh Hawley Has a Great Suggestion for Hong Kong Leader Angered By Him Calling It a Police State), issued his own rebuke.

“Having just been in Hong Kong – on the streets & with the protestors – this kind of garbage is hard to take. LeBron, are YOU educated on “the situation”? Why don’t you go to Hong Kong? Why don’t you meet the people there risking their lives for their most basic liberties,” tweeted Hawley.

He continued: “This statement is unbelievable. “So many people could have been harmed”? By Daryl Morey daring to express sympathy for democracy? News flash: people ARE being harmed – shot, beaten, gassed – right now in Hong Kong. By China. By the Communist Party the NBA is so eager to appease.”

Hawley is exactly right. James’ pontificating regarding the need of people to educate themselves on a situation before speaking on it, while speaking on a situation about which he’s either un(der)educated or in which he has a not-so-veiled vested interest is the height (no pun intended) of hypocrisy.

 


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LeBron James Gives Horrible Response on China Controversy and Daryl Morey’s Support of Hong Kong

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LeBron James made a shocking statement late Monday night, attacking the Houston Rocket’s Daryl Morey for his tweet supporting the Hong Kong protesters against Chinese government oppression.

Morey’s tweet, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong” kicked off the controversy with China, with the Communist government reacting back against the NBA and revealing how deeply the Chinese control of speech has influenced American companies and entities like the NBA.

“We talk about freedom of speech, yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but, at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others, you’re only thinking about yourself,” James said.

“So I don’t believe, I don’t want to get into a word, or sentence, feud with Daryl, with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financial, but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet, what we say, and what we do,” he declared.

“Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be a lot of negatives,” James declared.

He criticized Morey for allegedly being “uneducated” on the subject, after saying he, James, wasn’t sufficiently educated enough on the “political side” to make a comment on the substance of the question.

“When you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something – and I’m just talking about the tweet itself – you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.”

Did James think through the consequences of what he just said?

One would think not. Because what a horrible response to someone supporting human rights, how against American free speech James’ remarks are, seemingly in order to appease China. James’ response exposes just how deep the problem is. And he seems to repeat the NBA’s “talking points” on the subject, that he doesn’t know enough to talk about the substance.

James then tried to “clarify” on Twitter, only making it worse.

Sorry that people defending the protesters of Hong Kong who have been beaten, locked up, blinded, shot in the chest and had their rights taken away didn’t think about your hard week, LeBron. How inconsiderate of them.

James’ words infuriated Americans.

From Fox News:

“Having just been in Hong Kong – on the streets & with the protestors – this kind of garbage is hard to take,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Ms., tweeted. “LeBron, are YOU educated on ‘the situation’? Why don’t you go to Hong Kong? Why don’t you meet the people there risking their lives for their most basic liberties.”

Hawley added: “This statement is unbelievable. ‘So many people could have been harmed’? By Daryl Morey daring to express sympathy for democracy? News flash: people ARE being harmed – shot, beaten, gassed – right now in Hong Kong. By China. By the Communist Party the NBA is so eager to appease.”

Dan Wolken, a writer for USA Today, wrote a column calling the episode the most “disgraceful moment” of James’ career.

“If only Morey had done what you did Monday, LeBron, and tacitly admit that the only thing that really matters is your ability to sell shoes and market ‘Space Jam 2’ in a country of 1.4 billion, we could have had an intellectually honest discussion about doing business in China and the cost of free speech in a country where only propaganda is tolerated,” he wrote.

Perhaps one of the most striking responses to James was from Turkish-born Boston Celtics player, Enes Kanter, who, while not specifically mentioning James in his tweet, listed the things he, Kanter, had gone through for speaking out against the repressive government of Turkey’s Recep Erdogan.

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SJWs Are Now Going After Dungeons & Dragons for a Very Stupid Reason

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One of two things has to be true about social justice warriors and the things they complain about.

Either they’ve never played the games or experienced the media they’re “outraged” about, or they live so deeply in their own world that it puts them into a sort of psychosis, forcing them to see a “reality” that is starkly different from actual reality.

This happens with everything. Movies, video games, and comic books are all pegged by social justice warriors “racist,” or “homophobic,” or “sexist,” or “uninclusive.”

All of these claims are demonstrably false. Nerd culture specifically has been nothing but inclusive, seeing as how nerds have always been a subculture that has almost been forced to stick together. People forget that before being a nerd became cool in the present day, being one meant you were going to be the target of ridicule and, likely, a little bit of violence. Nerds found their clique because companionship is needed, in part, for their own sanity.

One thing nerds loved to do is play Dungeons & Dragons and, wouldn’t you know it, just like every other thing nerds hold dear, it’s now come under attack by the SJW crowd too for being “uninclusive.”

By Gygax, the claims by this woman are ridiculous by the premise alone.

When it first became popular, people thought it was some kind of demon worship. It wasn’t, but it was also looked down on as incredibly nerdy. Over time, the game became more popular, and despite the fact that there are video games that allow you to play games like D&D without all the dice rolling and math, it still remains a popular game to play today.

I should know, as I’m one of those nerds who like to play D&D.

I like it because it becomes more than just a game. You’re hanging out with your friends, drinking, and joking around while you use your imaginations to solve problems and create stories on the fly. What’s more, all of the D&D games I’ve played, with the exception of one, had a mixed bag of people.

Men, women, lesbians, Hispanic people, black people, right-wing, left-wing, and more have all been in my D&D sessions. Like most nerdy things, there’s such a wide array of people involved in it that the word “uninclusive” has never been something I’ve associated with it.

I’ve never, in my life, seen someone forming a D&D group say that someone wasn’t invited because of what they were born as. Not once. Ever.

I’m not saying it hasn’t happened, and perhaps this woman has been excluded from games before, but I’m willing to bet it was because of one of two things. Perhaps it was because it was a group of men wanting to form a men’s only game, which is perfectly fine. Men and women should be able to form groups of exclusively men or women if they so choose.

Or second, and most likely, this woman is an annoying bore who is so caught up in identity politics that the group just didn’t want her around, killing the buzz.

And fair enough.

But this is more than just one woman. This is the BBC making this claim that D&D is uninclusive. Why?

Because social justice politics demands it has a seat at every table, no matter what that table is, in order to force anyone at that table to act and speak a certain way. While they’re attempting to force Dungeons & Dragons players to adhere to the rules of social justice etiquette, they’re also in the sports world, attempting to force football players to do the same.

This isn’t just a take over of nerd culture, it’s a takeover of the culture, period. Nothing is safe, everything will be attacked. Everything is up for infiltration and alteration.

This is what SJWs do. It doesn’t matter if their excuses for doing so are demonstrably false.

 

 

 

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Leftists Upset About Video of Trump Killing His Opposition Sure Seem Okay With Violence Against Him and His Supporters

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By now, you’ve likely heard of the video that surfaced showing the scene from the movie Kingsman, where one of the main characters goes on a violent killing spree within a hate church thanks to a signal that alters brain patterns and forces people to become violent.

My colleague, Brad Slager, covers it in-depth in his article here.

The video, which has been up on YouTube for over a year, has President Donald Trump’s head superimposed on the head of the main character, and much of the people he kills during the scene to have their heads replaced with people and logos of those on the left.

You can watch it for yourself here.

The video was allegedly played at one of Trump’s Miami resorts for his supporters during a conference. Naturally, the media has lost its mind over it and has given it unmitigated attention.

Let’s get some things out of the way before I continue.

Firstly, this is clearly a meme representative of Trump fighting off his opposition, which is both numerous and vicious. It’s not going to incite violence as some on the left are claiming, it’s clearly figurative as most memes are. No one in their right mind is advocating that Trump’s opponents be brutally murdered.

Should it have been played at a pro-Trump conference? Probably not. It does feature Hillary Clinton getting run through the neck with a disassembled gun, and CNN having a wooden stake shoved into its mouth. It’s not the best way to go about a political rally. It works as a meme, but probably not as something promoted officially.

The thing is, it’s hard to take any outrage from the media seriously, seeing as how violence against Trump and his supporters is a pretty regular occurrence, and in a very official capacity no less.

Let’s take Kathy Griffin’s severed Trump head, for instance. Or the Broadway play that depicted Trump’s assassination. Or Snoop Dogg’s music video where he points a gun at Trump’s head. You can see them pictured in the tweet below in case your memory needs jogging.

The media’s certainly does.

But most of all, let’s also not forget that Universal created and was set to release a movie titled “The Hunt” before the release was canceled due to the studio believing it was “bad timing” thanks to the El Paso shooting and backlash by Americans. You may say that Universal shut the movie down because they knew it was wrong, but that’s not the case.

They signed off on the movie, spent millions of dollars making it, and had a quickly approaching release date. They only canceled it because they were afraid that the timing would make them look bad.

In short, a major motion picture studio is actually okay with violence against its, vision of what Trump supporters are being depicted, and the only coverage is got was news about its progress and hindrance, and the typical “Republicans react” style of news reporting.

What’s more, the producer of The Hunt, Jason Blum, said in an interview that if he could relive a single day over and over again, he’d “take out the current administration.” The look on his face was very serious, and even writer Christopher Landon seemed momentarily taken aback by it.

You probably didn’t hear a thing about this, though, because the left doesn’t seem to care about violent rhetoric like this if it’s geared toward Trump or his followers.

Please, spare me the outrage about this meme video. It rings so hollowly in the face of the violence that I see promoted from the left. Especially when I even carried out against Americans.

 

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Apple Has Sided With China, Told It’s AppleTV+ Creators to Not Anger China In Their Programming

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For a “forward-facing” company, the tech giant has been embracing some pretty backward principles in its obedience to the Chinese government.

Not only has Apple deleted apps such as the Hong Kong police tracker app at the demand of China, but apparently when Apple was developing shows for its AppleTV+ lineup in 2018, show creators were given specific instructions not to anger China when creating their program.

According to BuzzFeed News, Apple wanted to stay in China’s good graces above all:

In early 2018 as development on Apple’s slate of exclusive Apple TV+ programming was underway, the company’s leadership gave guidance to the creators of some of those shows to avoid portraying China in a poor light, BuzzFeed News has learned. Sources in position to know said the instruction was communicated by Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services, and Morgan Wandell, its head of international content development. It was part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to remain in China’s good graces after a 2016 incident in which Beijing shut down Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies six months after they debuted in the country.

BuzzFeed reports that this is hardly uncommon either, noting from one app creator that to have your app removed from Apple’s app store all that has to happen is for Apple to get one phone call from China about it:

“We just get a phone call from Apple and they say ‘We just got a call from the Chinese government’ and five minutes later our app is off the App Store,” one US technology executive told BuzzFeed News. “It’s not a line of communication that would be open to any discussion.”

“They have so much market power in general and they wield that pretty indiscriminately,” the US technology executive said of Apple.

The bottom line here isn’t just that China is wielding power indiscriminately, it’s wielding power indiscriminately within some of our major corporations which we rely on every day. Corporations that primarily deal with our communication, entertainment, and digital tools.

This is a pretty dangerous combination, given that in our technologically advanced age, we deal heavily with these things. If China can directly dictate what our communications companies say and do, then they are dictating us. Whether we like it or not, we also live under Chinese rule.

News is censored, and our entertainment, whether it deals with China or not, has a pro-Chinese bent. What’s more, what happens when China gets it into its head that it can begin reworking scripts to not just stay neutral or harmless to China but to actually create content that promotes it.

Apple has already demonstrated that it’s willing to ask “how high” when China orders it to jump. Who says that it won’t begin demanding programming be more complementary to China.

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Climate Protester Climbs on Top of an Airplane and Does Not Help the Cause.

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You have to hand it to these climate protestors: They pull these stunts that they think will bring attention to their cause (they do) and also bring sympathy (they DO NOT) and gain them recruits.

Nope.

A really fun group called Extinction Rebellion has been staging protests in England and specifically around London. Last week, they decided to gum up the airport and try to delay people from getting to and from the terminals to make a point. One individual even decided to climb on top of an airplane to see if he could hold on at around 500 MPH at 33,000 feet.

According to The Guardian

More than 1,100 people have been arrested since the start of Extinction Rebellion’s protests this week in London, including 50 who were detained at City airport on Thursday.

Those arrested at the airport included James Brown, a partially-sighted former Paralympian who climbed on top of a British Airways aircraft, while another man, who boarded a flight to Dublin and stood up to speak about the effects of the climate crisis, was held for failing to comply with the orders of a captain. On Thursday night the Metropolitan police said there had been 1,112 arrests in
connection with the protests across London.

While the bulk of activists failed to penetrate security and get inside airport terminals, as they had hoped, protests were staged at the airport’s Docklands Light Railway station, outside its main entrance and on roads leading to the site.

Personally, I think if they want to climb on top of an airplane for a protest, let them. Have the crew inside the cabin take bets to see how long this Einstein can hold on and then pay off in free drinks to the winner.

Whatever happened to dying for the cause, lads?

Unfortunately, now that Greta Thunberg has lost the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oscar nominations have not yet come out, these protests are likely to continue, being as these folks ACTUALLY think the world is ending in 12 years.

As I pointed out in my article yesterday here at Red State [READ] CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now, if Mr. Spock got this wrong 40 years ago, you most likely got it wrong also.

Let’s face it — if you really thought the world was ending you would stop paying off your student loans, stop working and probably just hang out at a park drinking booze and coming up with whacky ideas like sitting on top of a plane.

Oh crap.

Nevermind.

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Planned Parenthood has Become Embedded in Hollywood to Promote Onscreen Abortions

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While claiming to downplay the importance of terminations, PPFA has become an entrenched fixture in entertainment.

There has always been a bond between Hollywood and Planned Parenthood. Abortion is something of a sacrosanct act with the celebrity set out there and there has been no shortage of vocal voices in support of the nation’s biggest abortion server. But now we learn that the alliance has developed into more of a professional partnership.

Meet Caren Spruch, who is an outreach liaison for Planned Parenthood working in conjunction with studios and content creators inside the entertainment industry. Caren’s official title is “Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement”, which is a high-minded way of describing what is her actual position — Hollywood’s abortion lobbyist.

Spruch began her endeavor years ago with the intention of seeing to it that abortions are not only featured with more regularity but also portrayed in a positive light on screen. During her brief tenure Spruch has encouraged more productions to take on storylines in which characters opt for the choice to terminate their pregnancy, as well as to not have it portrayed as a detrimental process for them to go through.

By her own estimate in the five years since she has taken on this role Spruch says she has ushered through up to 150 instances of abortions shown on screen.

Hollywood has embraced her. When she initially began Spruch was in something of a door-knocking position, seeking out potential properties that could incorporate her desired activity and trying to convince others to include it. She would circulate in places like the Sundance Film Festival to begin developing alliances with actors and others in the industry.

Now she has grown in stature to the degree that she is the one sought out. Not only do writers and producers contact Spruch about details in a plot, for instance, but she is now actively working on screenplays, and serving as a script doctor for abortion-heady scenes. Says one writer-producer in an excitable fashion, “She’s like Planned Parenthood’s secret weapon!”

This of course flies in the face of the tired spin often heard from pro-aborts in the debate. It used to be that they tried to downplay the zeal behind their cause, saying things like no one is happy about getting the procedure, and how it is needed service for some. Nobody celebrates getting their abortion, has been the claim.

But nowadays the organization is looking to the glamour of Hollywood to elevate the status. One other program Spruch worked with is “Shrill”. That 30-minute comedy is written by Lindy West, and an abortion was a central aspect of the pilot episode, which launched the character into a new and improved version of her life. West is also the creator of the activist outfit “Shout Your Abortion”. This is all a decided turn in the language used by pro-abortion members, and there is a reason for this.

Despite all the talk of a Democratic Blue Wave last November there has been a noticeable turn politically in the abortion debate. Recently six states have undertaken tougher abortion legislation, and up to thirty have bills offered or have otherwise explored similar laws. Despite the Democrats taking control of the House what has been quietly overlooked is that during the Obama administration on the state and local levels the GOP experienced significant gains. The electorate has become decidedly conservative, and there is a push for these bills.

The tired argument of “old white males” forcing these laws falls apart under scrutiny. Most of the bills have been written or co-written by female politicians. In fact, in Louisiana its new 6-week abortion law was crafted by a black female in the state house, and signed into law by a Democrat governor.

So there is a need for Planned Parenthood to combat this groundswell of opposition to its pet service. Look at how they may try to claim that abortions amount to only 3% of the services the organization provides, but its actions defy that dismissive statistic. Tens of millions of dollars are poured into political donations to entirely pro-abortion Democrat politicians. Just last week PPFA announced it was sinking $45 million into anti-Trump efforts and its desire to see the Senate flipped to Democrats.

This expenditure, and the growing pressure to have Hollywood glamourize abortion defies logic in claiming it is such a minuscule component of its operations. Clearly Planned Parenthood feels this is an important enough procedure that it has embedded an activist into the studio system, with the hopes of altering the culture to a more approving stance.

Normalizing a procedure that polls continuously show is opposed by the public, and at a time when record lows are recorded of abortions being performed, is the needed effort to remain relevant. Just do not believe them any longer when they try to sell the idea of no one actively celebrating abortion – not when celebrities are marshaled to tout the procedure.

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