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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  • 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.”

Government Health Care Mandate Awakens The Faithful From Their Slumber

Sunday, February 5, AD 2012

Occasionally the haughty and arrogant become so full of themselves, they are deluded into thinking that by their sheer will and intellect they will convince a sizeable part of the populace to give up their beliefs. The current administration illustrated this very point when they announced last month that every group will be forced to abide by the dictates of the governmental health care plan. All employers must provide birth control coverage in their health care plans as well as the morning after abortion pill. (Churches were given an exemption but churches are a small part of church related institutions, such as hospitals, schools, universities etc.)

The prairie fire started by President Barack Obama’s Administration wasn’t immediately reported by the mainstream media. Surely some in the mainstream media must have thought few Catholics would care if a bunch of old bishops read a letter from the pulpit that would go in one ear and out the other. Well of course,  at least the “enlightened Catholic populace” who voted for President Obama would surely come to this conclusion. Those who would care wouldn’t vote for the President anyway, the liberal talking heads surmised. This shows how ill informed many in the mainstream media have become; for since the last 20 years or so increasing numbers of newly appointed bishops and cardinals have been far more orthodox in their beliefs and far less willing to appeal to the whims of the political world.

When I first heard the news, I thought there must be some sort of mistake; surely any freshman majoring in Political Science would realize that rankling the feathers of any major swing state voting bloc especially that of Catholics would make little sense. Yet even after some in the mainstream media awoke from their militant secular slumber, the White House insisted that this dictate would remain because of the “deeply held beliefs of the President.”

This created an opening for the Republican Primary candidates who pounced on the issue, none more than former Speaker Newt Gingrich who called it, “President Obama’s War on The Catholic Church.” Traditional and conservative minded people of all faiths immediately expressed shock at the decision of the White House. Even liberal columnist EJ Dionne wrote a scathing column saying, “The President had thrown him and his fellow Progressive Catholic allies under the bus.” Naturally the liberal media and the likes of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi rushed to the President’s defense. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, seemingly unaware of the White House decision, wondered what on earth Newt Gingrich was talking about with “Obama’s War on the  Catholic Church,” which Gingrich stated in his concession speech following the Florida primary. Former Speaker Pelosi did her best Richard Rich imitation saying she “stood firmly with the Obama Administration.”

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  • I am reminded of Jacob Marley’s Ghost – “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”

    The trouble with activism is that it is the occupation a narrow spectrum of people – most of which enjoy more leisure than the common man. The rest are engrossed in their lives.

    I am one of them.

    It is difficult to rise from a political slumber when catching an early train, working all day, coming home to dinner, homework review, reading with the children, and spending time with a spouse. “Life” fills each nook and cranny of the day and carving out time to do even routine chores, that don’t require immediate attention, is difficult.

    I am therefore skeptical that even so direct an assault will change much.

    It isn’t that our fellow Catholics are uninterested or unconcerned it is that they are engrossed in the day-to-day.

  • G-Veg, true we all lead busy lives but for too long, too many people have filled their lives with junk and thus you can’t digest the good stuff when it comes. If you have ever eaten too many doritos and cheese puffs before a friend suddenly invites you to a nice dinner, you can’t help but think that what have I done? Believe me I am a big sports and music fan, so I know how to enjoy many things. However, at the end of the day, I hope I know where my priorities lie. Sadly too many people live reality show lives, which lends them to being told what to do and how to think. For them pleasing the “In Crowd” and the “Political whims of the moment” are of the utmost importance.

    Once in a while, we are all awoken from our slumber. In a strange sort of way, the Obama administration unwittingly did the Church a favor by waking the faithful up to see the reality of their second term agenda, which lies far beyond this mandate. It is only a taste of things to come. I will leave you with the words of Patrick Henry who said, “When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains.”

  • The Supreme Court will hear the Obamacare case on March 26-28. Can we Catholics make a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at the Catholic University in Washington, DC?

    I agree with G-Veg–most people are too harried–can we block these three days and come together as a Church to worship, fast and pray for our nation? Perhaps a million Catholics praying for the Supreme Court Justices (6 of whom are Catholic) will make a positive difference in this nation!

  • People are not that busy that they can’t change their voter registration if they wanted to.

    You want to be heard? Catholic Democrats who are offended by Obama’s intentional act against the Catholic Church in violation of our Constitutional First Amendment Rights need only register out of the Democrat Party and become Independents or Declined to State registered voters. When the Democrat Party starts seeing their voter registration numbers declining, they will start paying attention to what is happening and start giving the Church the respect we deserve.

    Just as important to Catholics is our professed belief that God is the giver of life (“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life….) and our praying for God’s “will be done on earth;” so to the Democrat Party is their belief that they are in the right which is verified by the numbers of people registered in the Democrat Party. The fact is that after 39 years of Roe v Wade and 52,000,000 murdered babies, Catholics still represent the single, largest voting block for the Democrat Party. In addition, 55% of Catholic voters voted in 2008 to elect Obama – the first pro-abortion, pro-infanticide President ever. Finally, Obamacare provides, supposedly, health insurance for illegal aliens, something very important to the Catholic Bishops and Hispanics. The combination of those facts convinces Obama that the majority of Catholics will support his mandating the Church include birth control, etc., in their employees’ health insurance or face millions of dollars in fines every year.

    We’ll see who is right… the Church who thinks Catholics really do believe what they say they believe in their “Profession of Faith” on Sundays and in what they pray for in the Lord’s Prayer; or, Obama, who, based on historical, electoral statistics, believes the majority of Catholics will continue to remain Democrats glad to have free birth control paid for by the Church even if Obama’s order is in violation of the Constitution.

  • Somewhere someone commented, “It’s not so much about birth control. It’s all about control.”

    The remnant of the Holy Catholic Church that is not in the tank for Obama is spiritually safe.

    Wait until they individual mandate you to buy Government Motors Volts.

  • I have to agree with Dave that the Obama regime badly miscalculated this one, which very well should make its re-election chances go up in the smoke of Satan.