Sad, pathetic, dumb, and hypocritical: Celebrity divas insult half of America with their Trump ‘resistance’

Celebrity divas insult half of America with their Trump ‘resistance’

By Kyle Smith

January 7, 2017 | 9:25pm

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From left, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Evans, and Chrissy Teigen. Getty Images

At the Golden Globes Sunday night, and the Oscars next month, expect lots of gold-plated bitching about Donald Trump. Honorees will mourn the “dark times in America” in their $20,000 frocks. Or they’ll mutter “fight the fascists” as they head back to their Malibu estates.

They’re going gaga in La La Land. Chris Kelly, co-head writer of “SNL,” said in March that “Donald Trump is winning because everyone you’ve ever been on a bus with gets to vote too.” The tweet wasn’t shocking because of its sneering disdain for Americans. What was breathtaking was the blitheness with which it dismissed a principle as formidable and established as democracy.

Four days after Donald Trump was elected president, “SNL” transmuted that disgust for the people into contempt for its own animating principle — that it should at least try to be funny. It opened the show with an open display of grief, Kate McKinnon’s weepy, earnest (and consequently) embarrassing performance of “Hallelujah” while dressed as Hillary Clinton. The show’s first post-9/11 segment was not nearly as sorrowful in tone.

McKinnon, Kelly and many other entertainers might as well have told 46 percent of their audience to take their business elsewhere. How contemptuous is that? Even Krusty the Clown, in one of his darkest hours, vowed to spit on only one of every 50 Krusty Burgers to punish America. That’s only 2 percent! When you hate 23 times as much as Krusty, seek therapy.

Jennifer Lawrence, who wasn’t strongly identified with liberal politics before the election, wrote an angry open letter after it, telling America, “Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before.”

Her latest movie, “Passengers,” which will need to earn well over $300 million to be profitable, has fizzled, bringing in only $130 million in its opening weeks. Might be a coincidence. Or maybe her new Dixie Chick shtick is turning off her fans.

“RISE UP” and “THE REVOLUTION IS COMING” tweeted Katy Perry in defiance of Trump’s election. “This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation,” agreed Captain America, Chris Evans, whose tweet virtually tagged 46 percent of American voters as supporters of the hate that Trump supposedly mongered. Chrissy Teigen, also on Twitter, called Trump a “POS” (meaning “piece of s–t”) for saying Mike Pence should not have been hectored from the stage by a star of “Hamilton.”

Michael Shannon — General Zod in “Man of Steel” — joined fellow actors Debra Messing and Rosie O’Donnell in signing an open letter published in The New York Times exhorting, “Fill the streets of DC with millions, millions more demonstrate in every major city and small town all over US and the world, demanding that Trump-Pence be prevented from taking office before January 20.” It was an open call for mob rule to overturn the results of an election. And somehow Trump is the fascist?

Celebrities have every right to say what they think, including the remarkably dumb things they think, and if they want to turn their backs on half of America, their diminished relevance and pay is of little concern to the rest of us.

Possibly the craving of performers to be taken seriously is understandable when you consider how intellectually insecure they can be. Lawrence has been acting since she was 14 and didn’t attend college. Shannon is a high-school dropout. Perry left high school at age 15. Evans did not attend college. Teigen attended community college “for a couple of days.” They look around and see a Nobel Prize winning columnist like Paul Krugman of The New York Times inveighing against Trump, and they long to be valued as much for their thoughts as their looks. They hunger to be known as “activists” in addition to mere actors or singers.

But they’re supposed to spread joy, not rancor. And they’re oblivious to the way they motivate Trump supporters. A central reason for his victory was the widespread conviction of his backers that progressive politics, as relentless and fanatical as the Viet Cong, was infiltrating and attacking every nook of American life, not excluding bakeries, the national anthem, restrooms and now even pronouns. (Don’t call her a her if she wants to be called zir, zid or indeed Zod.)

Dragging politics in where it doesn’t belong makes life more combative, irritating and exhausting. It means no escape, no outlet, no letup, anywhere. The Viet Progs not only never give up, they never take a week off or stop advancing into new territory. We keep saying the country is too divided and it is. But five minutes ago the national anthem was considered uncontroversial. Now it’s a fount of disputation and bitterness. Whose fault is that, progressives?

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AND WE REPEAT: Business Owner to CNN, Liberals & Springsteen – ‘We’ve Had It With You Idiots’!

Business Owner to CNN, Liberals & Springsteen: ‘We’ve Had It With You Idiots’

Todd Starnes · Jan. 8, 2017

A small business owner in Oregon has a message for CNN, ignorant liberals and Bruce Springsteen: “We’ve had it with you idiots.”

Kevin Kerwin is the proprietor of Kevin the Geek Computer Repair store in Lake Oswego. He’s also one of the few conservatives around town.

“Oregon is a very beautiful state, but it’s infested with liberals,” Kevin tells me.

Kevin was especially bothered by the militant liberals who tried to burn down Portland following the 2016 presidential election.

And it did not help matters when Bruce Springsteen, one of his favorite singers, raged against Trump’s supporters and suggested the president-elect appealed to un-American tendencies.

“When you let that genie out of the bottle — bigotry, racism, intolerance — they don’t go back into the bottle that easily, if they go back in at all,” Springsteen said on the “WTF” podcast. “Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to.”

Just hearing him say that kind of stuff makes me mad, Kevin said.

But when four black suspects kidnapped and tortured a mentally challenged white man and pummeled him on Facebook Live — well, Kevin decided enough was enough.

“When that kidnapping happened, that was one of the last straws,” he said.

So Kevin posted a giant sign on the front of his computer repair shop — and it’s pretty epic, folks.

“To all the ignorant liberals including Bruce Springsteen… The 4 people who kidnapped & tortured a disabled teenager just because he supports Donald Trump — Just shows everyone you are a party of complete morons. I’m embarrassed to call you Americans. Go straight to Hell where you belong. We’ve had it with you idiots.”

For the record, there’s no clear evidence the young man who was tortured was actually a Trump supporter. However, it’s clear the victim’s attackers were displeased with not only Trump but white people, too.

Oh, he also had a message for CNN, calling it “Comedy News Network, Fake News all the Time, Propaganda for Liberals.”

Again with the brilliant analysis!

It’s not the first time Kevin has posted a message on the front of his store — and it’s not the first time he’s posted his true feelings regarding liberals.

“They’ve all boycotted my store, (but) I don’t care what they think,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of great conservatives here and they support my shop.”

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/46776

WE WONT MISS YOU A BIT: Narrow-Minded A-List Celebs Could Learn Lesson From Patriotic Marching Band

Narrow-Minded A-List Celebs Could Learn Lesson From Patriotic Marching Band

Todd Starnes · Jan. 7, 2017

The Palmetto Ridge High School Marching Pride Band erupted in cheers when they learned they would be representing the town of Naples and the state of Florida at the 2017 presidential inauguration.

“It’s not really about politics, this parade, it’s the position, we’re marching for the President of the United States, not specifically Donald Trump, even if it had been Hillary, not specifically for Hillary,” Drum Major Robert Colvin told Fox 4.

In other words, the Marching Pride has American Pride.

It will be the first time any band from Collier County, Florida, has marched in the Presidential Inaugural Parade. And I suspect there are many proud moms and dads and grandparents in that part of the state.

“It’s one of those things you tell your kids, ‘I was in this,’” the drum major told Fox 4.

This is the moment when the marching band discovered they would be performing for the president-elect:

And here is some video of the young musicians preparing to make the Sunshine State proud on Inauguration Day:

The school’s student government association posted a congratulatory note on Facebook: “It is an honor to play in such an historic event, and showcase what Palmetto Ridge is; a place of diversity, love, and acceptance.”

I know a good many Hollywood celebrities who could learn a lesson from the students at Palmetto Ridge. There’s a time to put politics aside and unite as one free people.

I’d rather see young patriots like the Marching Pride than a bunch of auto-tuned, lip-syncing, Hollywood A-Listers!

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/46772