Sunday, February 26, 2017

L.A. Street Artist Sabo Skews Tinseltown by the Discounting of Hollywood

LA Street Artist Sabo Skews Tinseltown with Discounting of Hollywood installation

On the eve of the Academy Awards, L.A. Street Artist Sabo did a real life installation that skewered Tinseltown. 

Sabo created posters that looked very similar to Tinseltown publicity but which sported a message which did anything but hype the 2017 Oscars, particularly quoting from Quentin Tarantino's True Romance (1993).

The host of this year's Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel has warned that viewers acknowledges that much of his Academy Awards monologue will be about President Donald Trump (and it won't be all light commentary) because that is what people are talking about.  Still Kimmel worries that the Oscars will talk too much about Trump, and inevitably such political talk will alienate some people.

For those "Deplorables" who are already alienated from the progressive pontifications from Hollyweird, Doc Thompson is hosting the #SnowFlakeAwards on The Blaze TV (which will also be livestreamed on The Snowflake Awards website).   That will be a show that will be much more simpatico with Sabo, albeit the ceremony will not simply skewer the entertainment industry.

However, it is dubious if those who achieve the Peoples' Choice in the Snowflake Awards will pick up their trophies before they melt in the hot studio lights or the glare of public opinion.

Edward R. Murrow on Show Business

Edward R. Murrow on Show Business

Friday, February 24, 2017

Alan Dershowitz on Keith Ellison

Alan Dershowitz on prospective DNC Chair Keith Ellison

Chuck Schumer Supposes Significant GOP Dissent on Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Supposes Significant GOP Trump Dissent

On the Danger of the Alt-Right

American Conservative Union CEO Dan Schneider on the Alt-Right

The opening of CPAC 2017 featured a speech by American Conservative Union President Dan Schneider, who warned of the dangers of conservatives and the Republican Party being infiltrated by elements of the Alt-Right.

CPAC 2017 was supposed to have a keynote address by Alt-Right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, but this invitation was quickly cancelled as Yiannopoulos again uttered sympathetic statements towards pederasty.

This year's CPAC also expelled Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer when he showed up to  the conference at National Harbor, Maryland. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The GOP's Milo test

Charlie Sykes on the GOP's Milo Test for provacateur extraordinaire Milo Yiannapoulos

Last week, CPAC seemed to have scored a coup in landing provocateur extraordinaire Milo Yiannopoulos as the "Conservative" Political Action Committee's keynote speaker. Yiannopoulos was slated to speak about free speech on campus, as he was at the center of the UC Berkeley riots at the start of February.   

However, less than three days later on Washington's Birthday Observed (a.k.a. Presidents' Day), this honor was unceremoniously yanked from Milo, after Yiannopoulos made some statements which seemed to condone pederasty.  Yiannapoulos' book deal also was cancelled.

Many new to the political scene in support of President Donald Trump seemed ideologically enamored to Milo's in-your-face publicity stunts and alt-right rhetoric.  Whether this episode establishes the high mark for Alt-Right infiltration of Republicans or it underlines the tension between the establishment GOP and the so-called "basket of deplorables" nationalist populist wing remains to be seen. 

Milo Yiannopoulos on Policing Humor

Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos discuss policing humor

Perhaps, but such a hermaneutic is not true for utterances which CPAC organizers  exclaimed: "You must be joking."

Trump HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price on Patients

Trump HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price on Patients

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ex Senator Jim Webb Laments the Democrats' Loss of Flyover Country

Former  Senator Jim Webb laments how Democrats have lost the White Working Class

Former  Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) has long exulted his Scots/Irish heritage from the Appalachians. Webb's political pedigree is a Republican who served as President Reagan's Navy Secretary but who shifted to be a moderate Democrat who was elected Senator in 2006.  Webb was briefly a candidate for the Democrat Party's nomination in 2016 but received utterly no traction in the primaries.

Webb is the epitome of a Blue Dog Democrat, which has become an endangered species in the District of Calamity (sic). Considering the progressive push in Democrat ranks, Webb's woes are unlikely to be abated anytime in the foreseeable future. 

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on North Korea

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley urges accountability for North Korean provocations

Paul Nitze on Errors

Paul Nitze on Errors