No, this is not one of Bill Maher’s frequent attempts at making people laugh; the HBO-based funnyman really doesn’t believe that Nancy Pelosi’s latest push for impeachment is going anywhere.
From the moment that Madam Speaker announced her vague-sounding “formal impeachment inquiry”, (something House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has been doing for weeks), there were doubts among the democrats. Their fear was that this was just another RussiaGate, where their constituents would be wholly sure that Donald Trump could not escape a fool’s fate, only to have the Commander in Chief slide right on past the gauntlet they had spent so long constructing.
So far, this has been the case. Other than Pelosi’s super special, brand spankin’ new announcement, nothing has really changed in the slightest.
Bill Maher certainly doesn’t see anything changing, that’s for sure. The HBO talk show host lamented the media’s poor coverage of the Biden-Ukraine connections that got this whole ball rolling in the first place during a recent airing of his program.
Maher began by saying, “I don’t think he was doing something terrible in Ukraine, but it’s just so — why can’t politicians tell their f*cking kids get a job? Get a goddamn job. I mean, this kid was paid $600,000 because his name is Biden, by a gas company in Ukraine, this super corrupt country that just had a revolution to get rid of corruption. It just looks bad. And the Republicans are geniuses at muddying the waters. … It’s all going to be about, you did this in Ukraine, well, Joe Biden did this.”
Then came the more poignant punchline:
“It does sound like something Don Jr. would do. And if Don Jr. did it, it would be all Rachel Maddow was talking about.”
Maher’s comments are just the latest sign of defeat for an already exasperated Democratic party, who, try as they may, cannot get anything to stick to Teflon Don.
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MSNBC Lashes Out at CNN, Accusing Cable News Staple of Being ‘Fair’ to Trump
This is just comical.
The very idea that two mainstream media outlets would be arguing over who is displaying more bias than the other is simply disheartening. It’s a timid admission that this is all just for the sake of entertainment, and that politicians are the new gladiators on the coliseum that is the Capitol.
Yet, here we are, with one quote-unquote liberal media outlet lashing out at another for being too nice to the President of the United States.
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell has declared that rival liberal network CNN is too fair to President Trump.
The far-left O’Donnell appeared on former U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s podcast and took exception to Franken describing CNN as “playing it down the middle” with the exception of its negative coverage of Trump.
“No, they don’t. One-third of the people on their payroll love Trump,” O’Donnell said. “So you’re guaranteed on any hour of CNN to, minimum one-third of the programming will be supportive of Trump. Someone on their payroll saying, ‘Here’s why Trump’s right.’”
Franken said CNN’s hosts certainly don’t defend Trump, and O’Donnell agreed, noting they bring on conservative pundits as guests.
The two continued…
O’Donnell then claimed that Trump “kind of wants you to watch CNN instead of MSNBC” despite widespread acknowledgment that CNN has essentially established an anti-Trump programming strategy.
“Because he knows on MSNBC there will be no one defending him. Because we don’t bring on liars. I don’t bring on a liar. I won’t do that,” O’Donnell said.
Franken then asked if “you have to lie” in order to defend President Trump.
“Yes,” O’Donnell said. “Absolutely, how else do you defend a liar? A pathological liar who lies about everything? You have to lie.”
President Trump has consistently railed against CNN and MSNBC, claiming that these networks, among others, were trafficking in “fake news”.
Tinsel Town Turns Trenchant in Response to Trump’s Killing of Iranian Terror Chief
The “resistance” was out in full force today.
It has become a common spectacle here in the United States to witness Hollywood’s heartthrobs and starlets bashing President Donald Trump for any and all actions that he takes, and this week is no exception.
This is the “resistance” at work – a loose movement of anti-Trump figures who refuse to praise the President ever, or for any reason. Instead, they seem to actively go out of their way to lambast the Commander in Chief on a daily basis. When big news arrives from Washington or beyond, their criticism grows louder and more brazen.
Such is the case today, after President Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iran’s notorious terror mastermind Gen. Qasem Soleimani, leaving Hollywood in an uproar.
Start a war to eclipse an impeachment? pic.twitter.com/eeUjQC5XFy
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 3, 2020
This is what putin wants! Chaos in the world! Trump is his puppet but this helps forget about his impeachment!! https://t.co/JNCb6FbIrZ
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) January 3, 2020
He has set it up so that not one Allie we have ever had will come to America’s aid all for Putin he is a war criminal and people are going to die he has put us in a war to stop from being impeached blood is on all the hands of the GOP who have put soulless party over America.
— Rosanna Arquette🌎✌🏼 (@RoArquette) January 3, 2020
Hello fellow Americans. Do you know this man? Did you know he was your enemy? What? Never heard of him? By the end of today you will be trained to hate him. You will be glad Trump had him assassinated. You will do as you are told. Get ready to send your sons &daughters off 2 war pic.twitter.com/8CprNDMgTf
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 3, 2020
He’s a narcissist. He’s in trouble. So he’s starting a war.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) January 3, 2020
Don’t know about you but I feel very secure in the knowledge that, as things heat up with Iran, we have a stable genius at the helm.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 3, 2020
Actually, that will happen in Nov 2020 by way of our election. https://t.co/nHxwZuyCSk
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 3, 2020
Iran has promised “harsh” retaliation against the United States for the assassination of Soleimani, prompting cities across the nation to ramp up anti-terrorism efforts.
The Ten Worst Hollywood/Entertainment Moments of 2019
Hollywood gets worse every year, but 2019 was a banner year for bad. Here are ten of some of Hollywood and the entertainment industry’s worst moments.
Hollywood and the entertainment industry get worse every year, but 2019 was a banner year for bad. Here are some of Hollywood’s and the entertainment industry’s worst moments.
Perhaps thinking that being the “victim” of a “hate crime” would give him leverage to demand more money from his TV show, little known actor Jussie Smollett called the Chicago Police early in January and claimed that “two Trump hat-wearing, white, racists” threw bleach on him, hung a noose around his neck, beat him, and yelled racial epithets at him.
However, a police investigation found that Smollett hired two black men to attack him so that he could perpetrate a hoax. Smollett was arrested and charged, but a liberal Chicago prosecutor let him off the hook and set him free despite his obvious hoax.
Smollett was quickly written out of his Fox TV show and has become a pariah in the acting business (at least for now). But not before all of Hollywood rose up to come to his support in talks show interviews, videos, and on social media.
Few of them apologized for falling for the hoax.
Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti
Stormy Daniels, the former porn star, is about as fringe as you can get for the “entertainment” industry. But she still counts for a major mess. Daniels is the porn star who claimed that she was sexually assaulted by President Donald Trump (before he was president) and Michael Avenatti was her attorney. Not only did Daniels completely fail to revive her porn career with the charges against Trump she hoped would bring her notice, her attorney, Avenattii, ended up under multiple investigations for fraud and criminal actions. Avenatti became a momentary star all on his own when he claimed that he was going to run for president, and he became the toast of the town… for about 15 minutes. One member of Hollywood after another pronounced their hope that Avenatti would run for president. Few denounced him when the extent of his criminal actions came to light.
Movie Musical Cats Disaster
What an absolute disaster this movie is. Opening in December, the film featured a long list of what should have been bankable stars. Big names such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench, and many more donned the digital fur for this mess. But no one cared, apparently.
The film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber stage hit cost a whopping $95 million to make. But even with all the big names and a Christmas release (when musicals usually do well), studios knew they had trouble on their hands. They only expected a $15 million opening weekend, showing just how bad the studios thought the film would do. But it did even worse than that by earning less than $7 million over its opening weekend. Ugh. What. A. Bomb.
It gets worse. The special effects were so bad that the studio took the history-making measure of rushing a second print of the film to theaters to update the bad CGI while the film was in its opening weekend. That is a Hollywood first!
But, hey, at least Judi Dench said that her character was transgender. And, yes, everyone rolled their eyes at that bit of nonsense.
CNN can no longer be classified as news and must now be formally identified as left-wing fiction. Its year-long Russia obsession made of it a laughingstock, but even that aside, CNN’s ratings have collapsed utterly to the point that it now has lower ratings than the gardening channel. CNN has utterly collapsed as a real news channel.
Twitter itself is obviously not Hollywood, but it has served as a platform for all the worst dipwads, anti-Americans, and psychos that Hollywood has to offer.
Nutcases such as Cher, Jim Carrey, Debra Messing, Bette Midler, and Alyssa Milano and so many more have spent all year spewing their hatred against Republicans, Donald Trump, and regular Americans on the social media platform. They may need the therapy but the rest of us do not.
For the most part, serial film franchises fell apart in 2019. The Marvel superhero movies aside, most of the attempts to reboot or continue film franchises crashed and burned this year. Crashing failures included, Hell Boy, Men in Black, Terminator, Charlie’s Angels, Godzilla, Shaft, X-Men, Rambo and Child’s Play (Chucky) all failed miserably this year.
What happened to this guy, anyway? The once bankable star has continued his slow slide into obscurity with one odd bomb after another. For years most of his films have gone straight to video, but this year Travolta uncorked two flicks that were widely panned as godawful.
For film number one, coming off last year’s laugher, Gotti, Travolta starred in the boring family drama, Trading Paint. A story about a car racer whose wife (played by singer Shania Twain) is trying to become an actress. She was obviously not trying in the film, but, well…
Travolta foisted a second disaster on the viewing public with the much-derided revenge flick, The Fanatic, a story about a fan who is so upset over being snubbed by his favorite star that he kidnaps the actor.
Both films went right to rental, and were quickly forgotten, just like nearly every other film he has made in the last decade.
Worst Woke Movies
This year, Hollywood foisted on us all a large number of films that were a more a PC political statement with a movie attached than a movie with a few political statements attached.
The worst of the year’s “woke” films include What Men Want, Charlie’s Angels, The Hustle, Black Christmas, Book Smart, Late Night, and Terminator: Dark Fate.
Perhaps not incidentally, every one of these films was a box office bomb.
Director Todd Phillips’ oddball take on the origin of the DC Comics character, the Joker, was not the problem with The Joker. The media’s unhinged take on the film ahead of its release was the real problem with the 2019, stand-alone superhero film that has no superheroes.
In the weeks preceding the film’s October release, the unhinged media “reported” one absurd take on the film after another. The media claimed that the violence in the film would surely serve as an excuse for mentally disturbed wannabe killers to flood theaters and shoot the places up.
The film opened, but no one was harmed. Except, maybe, for the reputation of the comic book character and the fake news media.
Perhaps as a result of the ridiculous hype of violence, the film was propelled to the biggest box office hot of any R-rated film in history. But no one shot up a theater or caused any real disruptions.
The Simpsons and its foolish fawning over “the Squad”
There once was a day when the longest running cartoon/sitcom in TV history would skewer both sides of the political divide equally. Over the years The Simpsons have slammed, ribbed, chided, and lampooned both parties and heroes of both left and right. But for some inexplicable reason, the Matt Groening mainstay couldn’t find anything to slam The Squad over.
The episode entitled West Wing Story, which aired in August, treated The Squad as prophets who had to slap down an evil President Donald Trump.
The Squad is made up of four real life freshman Democrat congresswomen including the socialist, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim and pro-green energy pols Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
All four of these women hate America and Israel, despise capitalism, and have run rampant through Washington spewing hate and idiotic policy pronouncements all year. But Matt Groening
Just get a load of this crap:
What in the blue blazes? Nothing even-handed about that lionization of four of America’s most un-American politicians!
Hollywood and the entertainment industry have done a lot to harm this country this year, sadly. These entries above are just a few examples.
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Robert De Niro Suggests The President Should Have Fecal Matter Thrown at Him
The Hollywood legend’s tough guy act is moving from the big screen to The Beltway this week.
Politicly disagreements and the diversity of opinion are two of the cornerstones of the American style of democracy.
We are a nation of unprecedented freedom, with an elective system of government meant to be a shining beacon of hope to the rest of the world. The ultimate power of the people lies within our liberty, and our ability to tell our fellow Americans exactly how we feel about any particular political figure or ideology.
Of course, we are to be judged on our tact and our class when it comes to sharing these opinions, and an uncouth comment or inexcusable assertion says more about the speaker than the subject in this regard.
That’s why Robert De Niro is catching so much flak this week, after taking his tough guy act from the big screen to The Beltway.
He added that the Democratic nominee has to “confront him and put him in his place because the people have to see that, to see him be humiliated.”
This is far from the first time that De Niro has suggested that something untoward should happen to the Commander in Chief, with the Hollywood legend repeatedly suggesting that he himself would like to employ violence against Donald Trump.
Comedian Hilariously Riffs on Clinton’s Potential 2020 Run: ‘Like Cauliflower’
There’s one thing that we can all agree on in this trying political time: The idea of Hillary Clinton running for President again is utterly hilarious.
The Democrats are in some serious trouble as it pertains to 2020 and their chances of bring the White House back under liberal control.
They began the 2020 primaries with far too many candidates, at one point tipping the scales with approximately two dozen politicians, millionaires, billionaires, socialists, and radicals. It was overwhelming and detrimental to their cause, yet they seemed unable to right the ship.
Then, Former Vice President Joe Biden entered the fray and the spotlight has remained very much on him since that time. The recent rehashing of his family’s business dealings in Ukraine certainly wasn’t the spotlight he expected, though.
Amid all this, some believe that Hillary Clinton could soon find herself back in the running for the Oval Office. This has at least one comedian taking pot shots at the former Secretary of State.
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday, comedian Michael Loftus riffed on the idea of another Hillary Clinton presidential run, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s impeachment hearings, and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“My Christmas came early for me as a comedian when you think Hillary is going to run. You are like, we can dust off all these [jokes], these are good again,” Loftus said, as the live studio audience erupted in laughter.
“She’s the cauliflower of politics. They keep dressing it up and then you take a bite and you’re like, ‘oooh, I don’t like that. It’s still cauliflower.”
Biden also caught some flak from Loftus.
“Who couldn’t beat Joe Biden, who is talking about his leg hair? … It’s very strange. I will beat you up. Let’s do push-ups right now,” Loftus joked to the hosts, imitating Biden’s recent encounter with an Iowa voter.
There’s one thing that we can all agree on in this trying political time: The idea of Hillary Clinton running for President again is utterly hilarious.
Mainstream Media Eerily Quiet in Regard to Hillary Clinton – Tulsi Gabbard Feud
Clinton’s pals in the mainstream media seem to have her back on this.
The Democratic Party is fighting a war on two fronts: Not only are they attempting to somehow reclaim the White House from an immensely popular President, but they are also embroiled in one of the most devastating metaphorical civil wars in modern history.
The party itself seems ready to snap in half, with the elder statesmen of the group appearing downright conservative when standing next to the radical, “Squad” loving, “resistance” that has overtaken the youthful corners of the organization. Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s Vice President, is a perfect barometer for how far left the Democrats have steered, as he now exists solely as the only bizarro-world facsimile of Donald Trump that the party can muster.
Merely four years ago, Hillary Clinton was the all-star Democratic frontrunner, (albeit with a little help from her team infiltrating the DNC and rigging the primaries)…at least until she then became the poster child for poor sportsmanship in her loss to President Donald Trump.
Now, the former Secretary of State is viewed as a hex on the Democrats’ otherwise “good” name, saddling them with the burden to forever battle the stereotype of cheating, sore losers.
Oddly enough, one of the Democrats working the hardest to shed the Clinton curse is being blackballed in her efforts.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential hopeful, said she is running for the White House in an effort to “undo Hillary Clinton’s failed legacy.”
The congresswoman from Hawaii made her comments in a column posted by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday night.
“Hillary Clinton emerged recently to claim, with no basis in fact, that I am being ‘groomed’ by the Russian government to undermine America,” Gabbard said. “As a major in the National Guard who served in Iraq — one of the many disastrous regime-change wars Mrs. Clinton championed over her career — I swore an oath to only one authority: the U.S. Constitution.
“I’m running for president to undo Mrs. Clinton’s failed legacy. From Iraq to Libya to Syria, her record is replete with foreign-policy catastrophes.”
She maintained this is not a “petty spat” with Clinton.
“It’s a serious contrast in views about the choice voters face as they decide which Democratic candidate is best equipped to defeat President Trump,” she said.
Fellow Democratic presidential candidates came to Gabbard’s defense after the broadside by Clinton.
. @AndrewYang is one of the few #2020candidates defending @TulsiGabbard in her feud with @HillaryClinton. When I asked him if Hillary has a role to play in the #2020Election he said, "it strikes me as a little bit inappropriate for her to be commenting directly about candidates" pic.twitter.com/bldBNYIwAa
— Alexandra Rego (@alexrego_tweets) October 23, 2019
Despite the gravity of the situation within the Democratic civil war, the feud between Clinton and Gabbard, (along with the onlookers chiming in), has been largely ignored by the infotainment industry. Instead, their focus has remained on left’s attempts to nullify the loss suffered by Clinton during the 2016 election through the possible impeachment of Donald Trump.
In Pursuit of Damaging Trump, News Organizations Praise Terrorist Mastermind
Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached frightening new levels.
The sheer inanity of our national political discourse has led us to where we are today, with once-respected news organizations falling victim to tactics that are easily avoided by adhering to a could of simple clichés.
“Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face”.
“The enemy of our enemy is our friend”.
Both silly little sayings seem appropriate for what we are witnessing after the death of ISIS leader and terrorist mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as announced by President Donald Trump earlier in the week.
This was a signature win for Trump, not unlike the death of Osama bin Laden was a feather in the cap of the Obama administration, but the mainstream media’s disdain for our current Commander in Chief as they both cut off their noses and sided with al-Baghdadi; the enemy of their enemy.
During special coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday of the successful mission, National Public Radio (NPR) praised the man who was responsible for beheading three Americans and enslaving and killing an American woman.
Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro led a roundtable discussion with NPR reporters Greg Myre, Tamara Keith and Daniel Estrin about Baghdadi’s death and asked them to tell listeners about the terrorist.
“He led a movement that we’ve never seen before,” Myre said. “ISIS had tens of thousands of members, fighters, coming in from all over the world.”
“They controlled massive amounts of territory — in Eastern Syria and Western and Northern Iraq,” Myre said, adding ISIS had ”millions of people under their control.”
“They administered cities, they collected taxes,” Myre said.
This ridiculous rhetoric continued…
“They had this incredible online recruit presence in terms of spreading propaganda; recruiting followers,” Myre said. “This is a guy that sort of emerged on the scene.”
“And led this group that had done something we’d never seen before,” Myre said.
“This isn’t the end of ISIS, but he was a real leader,” Myre said. “It’s not somebody that they can just appoint somebody else; take over, and the movement continues.”
Heaping praise on terrorists is just the latest symptom of the (barely) fictional affliction known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, and indicates that many of the President’s critics are willing to forego decency and sanity in order to make their pedantic political points.
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