Queen Meryl Explains It All

Tuesday, January 10, AD 2017

 

Meryl Streep’s rant against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes is begging for a fisk and I will supply it:

 

Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you. This town, thank you. I love you all, but you’ll have to forgive me. I’ve lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this weekend, and I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year. So I have to read. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said. You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

Why do you think that is the case Meryl, assuming it were true?

But who are we? And what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places.

Who got out of those places as quickly as  their little legs could carry them.

I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey.

It shows Meryl.

Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids from Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in — no — in Ireland, I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a small-town girl from Virginia. Ryan Gosling, like all the nicest people, is Canadian. And Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, is here for playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.

Actually Meryl football and mixed martial arts are filled with foreigners.  Way to go in zinging your fellow Americans unjustly as both xenophobic and uncreative.  Of course the problem for Hollywood is that there are endless ways for people to spend their entertainment dollars these days instead of going to overpriced “theaters” and viewing a 19th century form of mass entertainment.

 

 

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19 Responses to Queen Meryl Explains It All

  • I am always struck with the similarity (thus clanships) of Hollywood’s leftist actors and politicians. It appears they often share the same profession—trying to make us think they are really firm believers in the scripts that they both read.

  • As Hollywood excursions into stupidity go, this one was fairly mild (for non-mild, see Robert Redford’s recent attempt to deodorize Dan Rather and Mary Mapes). I’ve never understood the critics’ affection for Meryl Streep. I checked IMDB to jog my memory and I discover I’d seen three of her films over 40 years (two well after the fact in the homes of others, on video or cable; one in the theatre). One film was inconsequential and no more than mildly irritating, one was disgusting, and one you could see why others might appreciate it even if you didn’t (I didn’t). Her performance was workmanlike, not much more. Where’s the beef?

  • It’s a form of lying for her to insinuate that Trump is against immigration. He’s against illegal immigration and for extreme vetting of Muslims. How does that connect with her list of legal immigrant actors. It doesn’t connect. Did she get her non logic from New Jersey schools? Maybe she got her liberalism therein but public schools in NJ can be excellent in academics varying with the zip code and income level. There are public schools in those zip codes sending many to demanding colleges….but yes….liberalism probably suffuses the editorial commentary of teachers but let’s be real, anti death penalty jargon flows through the Catholic school system ever since 1997… despite a vast majority of Popes in Heaven marveling at the absurdity of that trend.
    Meryl by lying has helped the Republicans in 2020. By hinting that she like Hillary finds Trump voters deplorable…sports only, she has continued the elist image of those at the peak of control in her party…that they care nothing for the rust belt humans. All in all, she helped Republicans.

  • t’s a form of lying for her to insinuate that Trump is

    That sort of lying comes easily to people who carry around with them a certain sort of crudity. The nuance in one dependent clause in a sentence is beyond them. (See, for example, Mark Shea repeatedly referring to Trump and Richard Cheney as ‘draft dodgers’, a term which properly applies to neither).

  • Actors and actresses, professors, politicians, lawyers (except for Donald and St Corbinian’s Bear), news journalists – they are all the same.

  • Thanks for your excellent commentary accompanying Streep’s attack on millions of Americans and the President Elect. Read none better thus far.

  • Only in Hollywood can immigrant wives be made fun of for their accent, while the husband is demonized for wanting “legal” immigration.

  • My take; snowflake personified..That is Meryl Streep. Their bubble burst. The Hillary fund raisers, TV interview’s, non-news outlets ie. Morning talk shows…They all we’re for naught. Looser.

    They LOST!

    My wife had the program on until I called a spade a spade. She agreed. In the middle of Meryl’s act ( golden globes) we closed the curtain.

    Suck it up Hollywood.
    We have been on to you for some time…And were not buying it any longer.

  • Art Deco,
    I honestly feel Mark Shea writings are a form of contamination now whereas years ago, he was better. Jean Paul Sartre ( whom few Christians wanted to hear from ) once wrote of the criminal/ playwright Jean Genet: “This is the author we never wanted to hear from…he does not analyze disturbance, he communicates it.” Lol…Sartre’s Nausea etc. did exactly that for many readers so you have an existentialist pot calling the existentialist kettle…well…existentialist. Mark Shea for me is contaminating for me like some Sartre and all Genet. But with him, it’s due to a man capable of nuance…avoiding nuance right on time in every paragraph so as to further a private amalgam ideology of liberalism/ Christianity….like you know who in a different way.

  • And were not buying it any longer.

    Unfortunately, it seems we still are. It is far past time that Hollywood goes financially bankrupt to match their moral bankruptcy. Ironic, wouldn’t it be, if Baliwood replaces Hollywood and their actors? Wonder how they would feel about outsourcing, immigration and empowering the third world if that should happen?

  • I read the Catholics4Trump piece, and I still can’t get past the footage. I’m no fan of Streep the actress or the partisan.

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  • I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey.

    It shows Meryl.
    ..

    Actually, stupidity of this magnitude requires more than a public school education…a lot more!

  • “I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey.”

    Streep was born, raised, and educated in the public schools of New Jersey? I never heard of anyone being born and raised in a public school, but stranger things have happened.

  • The whole thing is very entertaining.

    Especially Meryl’s crocodile tears, and the bottom kissing from the actors in the audience. I bet you non of them voted at election time. As we say to kids that moan in Australia- sookie sook sook.

    Trumps retaliation was to Twitter that Meryl is the most over-rated actor in Hollywood. She, along with Julia Roberts were cited as his favourite not long ago. I do prefer Meryls movies, but I guess his choice now is Pretty Woman reruns. Yikes.

    Then there’s the confused facial expressions of Mel Gibson and the daggered look of Vince Vaughn trying to digest Meryls dribble. (Apologies for the Dailymail source).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4103838/Not-impressed-Mel-Gibson-Vince-Vaughn-glare-daggers-Meryl-Streep-s-Golden-Globes-anti-Trump-speech.html

    Oh and Meryl is now being accused of being anti-Semitic because she said Natalie Portman was from Jerusalem, and didn’t mention her home nation as she did everyone else…

    Pass the popcorn please.

  • There were better things to watch Monday night. Clemson beat Alabama. Washington won in Montreal. BBC America ran reruns of Star Trek Voyager.
    Hollywood produces junk of lower quality than the Big Three did in the seventies, when they designed and built cars to fall apart after four years.

  • I don’t watch too many modern movies, and although I’ve heard the name “Meryl Streep,” I really don’t know much about her at all. I’ve never seen any of her movies. So, I googled her and came across an entry that really caused me to get depressed.

    Oh, what the Church has lost. So many, many souls who could have been salvaged. The Wikipedia entry states she has four children, too.

    “Born as Mary Louise, Streep had a lot of school friends who were Catholic and she regularly attended Mass because she loved its rituals.”

  • The Hollywood lefties sure do seem very much like a cult. Using award shows as a platform to show their discontent towards others, especially Donald Trump. Will we be seeing more of this in future award shows? Stay tuned.

  • “It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.”

    I’m surprised I haven’t heard anyone, including those in talk radio, ask the question as to whether Streep is pro-choice as many in Hollywood are. If so, is she in favor of abortion children who are differently-abled before birth ? Does she favor testing during pregnancy to detect potential abnormalities ? If so, apparently she wouldn’t make fun of those with developmental disabilities, but she and the rest of her showbiz sychophants would favor killing them as preborn infants who “lack the capacity to fight back.”

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16 Responses to Hollywood Glitterati: We Hate You! We Really Hate You!

  • I have no idea who these Hollywood people are. Never heard of any of them.

  • They are conservative journalists doing a parody of the Hollywood political videos where the Glitterati tell us lesser breeds how to vote and think.

  • OOOPS

    “You would need a heart of stone not to laugh like a hyena.” Instapundit

    “Hear the lamentations of their women.” Conan the Barbarian

  • I wish that the Hollywood actors and actresses who made the previous political videos against voting for Donald Trump would be compelled to watch this one. These people really need to be put in their rightful places: “You’re actors and actresses. You pretend on TV and in film to be engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, police officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, etc. But you’re NOT. You know no science. No engineering. No medicine. No law. No history. No religion. Everything you do and everything you are is fake by virtue of your occupation where you pretend to be that which are NOT. So stop telling those of us who truly are engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, police officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, etc. how to think and act true to our vocations. We are the goal, the end that you emulate, that you pretend to be in your acting. Never tell us to emulate you.”

  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

    Damn straight!
    Great point.

  • We must remember that actors are hypocrites by definition.

  • I am convinced (eight plus decades of experience with a tad of psych training) that these people, as well as the petulant Obama and spouse, really hate themselves, badly, and must spend their entire life gaming celebrity power to take down everyone else.

  • In response to what Mike Dowd says : I laughed so hard I nearly spilled coffee all over myself ! You’re right.
    Who cares if Bon Jovi hates us ? Err, whoever, or whatever that is. Is it a real person ?
    Timothy R.

  • Klavan shared a clip–probably the same video, too much noise in here for me to listen/watch– and did a very funny riff on the “repeating, repeating, REPEATING” thing.

  • They are performing propaganda in a manner that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. Here are a few recommendations of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda:
    A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth
    If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.
    There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content.
    …the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.
    The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.

  • I refer to the Hollywood propagandists, not the parody.

  • Mr. Walsh, did you copy that from the DNC manifesto ?
    Timothy R.

  • If you liked that one here is another. This time from Stalin and he seems to define the Democratic Party policy for welfare: The way to handle people is to treat them like chickens. Take away everything they have by plucking all their feathers and then throw them a few bread crumbs. They will then follow you forever. My source is: http://www.azquotes.com/
    Very Interesting!

  • In the 80’s movie, 16 Candles, Anthony Hall tells a guy, “I’m the king of the dipshi—-“. Kind of made me think of Chuck Schumer.
    Timothy R.

  • Chuck Schumer… Head Clown.
    Donald Trump

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9 Responses to Hollywood Celebrities: The Problem Minority

  • But…. But…. They understand (and heart!) Marx, right?

    The “benders” remind me of the average college kid. Main difference being no rare and infrequent all-nighters.

  • Leave myself open to flames, but somehow I think Sean Penn would be a more interesting dinner conversationalist than Pat Robertson.

  • If that were my choice Joe, I would much prefer dining alone with a good book at a White Castle!

  • “Leave myself open to flames, but somehow I think Sean Penn would be a more interesting dinner conversationalist than Pat Robertson.”

    So would Goering, but I think I would skip the meal.

  • Well, Don, of course, a third choice would have me at White Castle, but then I’d have to drive two days to find one. The frozen ones just don’t taste the same. Not to threadjack, but has anyone here read Anthony Trollope? Loved Barchester Chronicles (The Warden & Barchester Towers). The Church of England was never so funny.

  • “Well, Don, of course, a third choice would have me at White Castle, but then I’d have to drive two days to find one.”

    I pity you Joe for being so far away from sliders. Between bankruptcy hearings today I will be partaking of my daily quota of greasy food for lunch at a White Castle and reading a new book on guerilla warfare in the Civil War. Those type of moments make even the practice of law tolerable.

  • mmm . . . White Castle . . .

  • I didn’t even click on the clip of Sean (“I luv Hugo Chavez!”) Penn. Just seeing him, with rumpled shirt and the white man’s version of the Don King hairstyle, looking indistinguishable from characters I’ve seen sleeping on park benches, made me long for the days of Cary Grant.

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