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Sarah Silverman, the comedienne who starred in such big hit movies as….
Sorry, that was the wrong way to start that sentence. My bad. Let’s try again.
Sarah Silverman, winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” and the second voice actress to play Fry’s ex-girlfriend Michelle on Futurama, called for a military coup against President Trump:
WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/Y2WZbL012A
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 2, 2017
Because Twitter is an optimal secure platform from which to launch a military coup, and no one is more likely to cause our soldiers to abandon their sacred oath than a voice actress from Untitled Wreck-It-Ralph Sequel.
Hollywood liberals are “The Resistance” in the same way that I’m “The Heavyweight Champion of the World,” and the idea our military would follow them in a coup against President Trump is laughable.
"Once the military is with us" = "Once I've successfully trained these pigs to fly out of my ass" @SarahKSilverman
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) February 2, 2017
— Zounds of Peasants (@Razhavik) February 2, 2017
@SarahKSilverman Wait… you're hoping for a military coup? You've come unhinged.
— TwinPop (@normanwilkerson) February 2, 2017
Well, sure. If you can't campaign and win normal elections, there's always a violent overthrow with an army you don't have. @SarahKSilverman
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) February 2, 2017
The military help you overthrow Trump? Rob Schneider has a better chance of winning the Oscar. @SarahKSilverman
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) February 2, 2017
Silverman should stick to voice acting.
Oh yeah. She was also in The Aristocrats.
Still working on a big post-election reaction roundup, but in the meantime it occurred to me: Have half the superhero films Hollywood was made this century been mentally preparing America for a Trump presidency?
Billionaire vigilante has to work outside the system to protect common people. His wealth is a tool to achieve that aim, and he has no trouble flaunting it when he needs to, or to dropping a well-timed quip at the expense of his opponents.
Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark…and Donald Trump. Sure, he’s considerably older, with worse hair, but he still fits the mold.
For all Hollywood’s leftism, they’ve spent the past decade plus (Batman Begins came out in 2005, Iron Man in 2008) mentally preparing the American public for a Trump presidency.
Irony! It’s what’s for dinner!
Early voting started in Texas Monday, which means I’m way behind on covering state and local races. Oh well, maybe later this week…
Sanders’s margin of victory — 60 percent to 39 percent — was the largest ever by a Democrat who wasn’t a sitting president. It was a come-from-behind win: Eight months ago, Sanders was at 9 percent and Clinton held a 46-point advantage. And Sanders overperformed the polls. Only 1 of the last 15 polls had him above 60 percent; the Real Clear Politics average in New Hampshire had him at 54.5 percent going into the vote.
Then there are the crosstabs. The exit polling for Clinton was brutal. Sanders won men by 35 points; he won women by 11. He won voters under the age of 30 by 67 points. People expect that of Sanders and his children’s crusade. Clinton took home senior citizens, 54 percent to 45 percent. People expect that of Clinton’s boomers. But in the big band of middle-aged Democrats, ages 45 to 64 (who made up 42 percent of the electorate), Sanders beat Clinton 54 percent to 45 percent. He beat her among Democrats with a high school diploma or less; he beat her among Democrats with postgraduate degrees. Among people who’d voted in a Democratic primary before, Sanders won by 16 points; among first-time voters, he won by 57. He won self-identified “moderate” voters by 20 points.
Clinton made gun control a substantial part of her pitch in New Hampshire. Sanders won voters who own guns by 40 points. But he won voters who don’t own guns by 14. He even won voters who said that terrorism was their number one concern.
The biggest problem for Clinton, however, came in the candidate-perception categories. The second-most important quality voters said they wanted in a candidate was someone who “cares.” Sanders won these voters by 65 points. The most important quality people said they wanted was “honesty.” Sanders took those people home 92 to 6. Look at that again. When asked “Is Clinton honest and trustworthy?” 53 percent of all voters — not just Sanders voters, but everyone casting a Democratic ballot — said “no.”
A LinKSwarm to start your Monday off, with a mix of old and new:
Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanic Americans has plunged from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent today — a drop of 23 percentage points, the sharpest decline among any voter group. Among Americans who make less than $24,000 a year, the president’s approval rating has fallen from 64 percent last December to 46 percent today. Among Americans 18 to 29 years of age, it has fallen from 61 percent to 46 percent. Among women, it has fallen from 57 percent to 43 percent.
Evidently free contraceptives don’t trump lost jobs and insurance. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)
(Hat tip: Ace of Spades.)
In addition to both Texas Senators (John Cornyn, who should have known better, and the retiring Kay Baily Hutchison, who came in like a lion and is going out like a RINO; thank God Ted Cruz is replacing her), four Republican Texas congressmen voted for the “Fiscal Cliff” tax hike deal:
All should have known better than to vote for a bill that contained $41 dollars in new taxes for every $1 in spending cuts, but the name Lamar Smith certainly sticks out thanks to such previous hits as “Hi, I’m a SOPA/PIPA Recording Industry Whore.” It’s no surprise, given the bill includes big tax breaks for Hollywood. I guess Smith is one of those politicians that stays bought.
All should expect primary challenges.
I’m happy to say that my own Representative, John Carter, voted against the bill.
I haven’t had time to read the entire bill yet, so I can’t tell you whether it’s merely bad or actively horrific…
I have no particular sentiment for, or against, Kevin Smith. Dogma was good, but I thought Clerks was mediocre and overrated. His video rants can be intermittently amusing, but he hasn’t made a movie I was remotely interested in seeing in over a decade. When I became aware sometime last year that he was making a film called Red State, about those sinister, inbred redneck freaks of Jesusland, it was just another example of liberal Hollywood bias I wasn’t going to see.
So today I’m browsing the new Amazon Blu-Ray releases when I see it listed there.
Wait, you mean they’ve already released it? I wasn’t even aware it had even hit theaters.
Evidently, neither was anyone else. It brought in just barely over $1 million at the box office. Given that it cost $4 million to make, and the rule of thumb is that a film must gross three times production costs to turn a profit, it’s likely that Red State probably lost the studio somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 million.
In this, it joins a long line of money-losing, America-bashing films coming out of Hollywood. It turns out that those sinister, gun-toting, bible-thumping residents of Jesusland just happen to be the people who pay to see movies in theaters, and there evidently aren’t enough liberal urban hipsters in the world to make anti-American films profitable (unless you disguise them as science fiction and throw in hot blue chics).
Think Hollywood will take note and stop greenlighting them? I doubt it. But one can always hope.