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  • Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro First Same Sex White House Couple In Netflix Film Comedy ‘First Ladies’

    05/18/2018 11:08:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 122 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Netflix has set Jennifer Aniston to play the U.S. president, and Tig Notaro her first lady in First Ladies, a political comedy being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, based on their original pitch. This one’s not your usual White House comedy. First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman. Pic’s produced by Notaro, Allynne, Aniston, and Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch for Gloria Sanchez Productions....
  • Narrative BUSTED? This analysis of the #MarchForOurLives is a BIG fly in the media’s ointment

    03/28/2018 2:00:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12:06 pm on March 28, 2018 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you last night, CNN revealed how a ragtag group of high school students were able to put together a massive national protest in a matter of weeks: View image on Twitter View image on Twitter CNN âś” @CNN How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5 weeks https://cnn.it/2Gf2ynI 1:01 AM - Mar 27, 2018 1,651 885 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Not that anyone was really wondering, of course. CNN âś” @CNN 27 Mar How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5...
  • We Need To Start Barking At White People Who Speak Out Of Turn

    02/19/2018 3:35:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Very Smart Brothas - The Root ^ | February 19, 2018 | Damon Young
    Editor’s Note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther. Black Panther’s Wakanda is a near-utopic vision of how a country could look; perhaps the best depiction of Afrofuturism ever captured on film. There were thriving and ideological-diverse cities surrounded by expansive and bucolic countrysides. There was modern technology perfectly weaved in to cultural tradition, a melding that was symbiotic instead of antagonistic. And while I didn’t see this happening during the movie, I’m sure Wakanda has amazing bottomless brunches. Unfortunately, a present-day attempt to recreate Wakanda would be unrealistic. Mainly because we’re roughly 20,000 years behind Wakandan tech....
  • No, There Haven't Been 18 School Shootings This Year — Not Even Close

    02/15/2018 11:43:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/15/2018 | Staff
    The latest mass shooting, which claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, was a horrible tragedy. But that's no excuse for the flurry of stories parroting a gun control advocacy group's false claims about school shootings. In the immediate wake of the shooting, headlines starting appearing at major news sites: "There have already been 18 school shootings in the US this year" — ABC News "18 school shootings in 45 days — Florida massacre is one of many tragedies in 2018"—CNBC "18 school shootings in US in 2018"— AFP "U.S. averages a school shooting every 2.5...
  • Jann Wenner – Man of the Past

    09/19/2017 6:42:23 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | 19 Sep 2017 | Kvin Williamson
    What to make of the career of Jann Wenner, who is selling the magazine he founded, Rolling Stone, capping a remarkable career in publishing? In the Age of Trump, we are instructed to admire successful businessmen, those who have, as the president likes to put it, “built a great company.” Wenner is nothing if not that. In 1967, he borrowed $7,500 from his family, including his future in-laws, about $50,000 in contemporary terms. Wenner is a child of privilege (he was a few years behind Maureen Reagan at the Chadwick School) and that loan was nothing to sniff at, but...
  • University tweets: Conservative views are linked to ‘anger

    09/04/2017 4:00:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    The University of Cincinnati attempts to draw connections between the amount of anger an individual exhibits, and their political preferences. “The motorist tailgating you on the highway might be doing more than just getting you upset — they could also be influencing your political views,” Koester wrote. Salerno, an assistant professor of marketing, and a second professor from University of Manitoba, came to this bizarre conclusion upon “multiple studies that included more than 1,000 participants.”
  • American Girl To Publish 'The True Story of Hillary Clinton'

    08/09/2017 9:59:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 8-9-17 | Lianne Hikind
    We are all going to have to just accept that Hilary Clinton is not going away. Especially now that her life story will be forever memorialized in an American Girl book. The book is called "A Girl Named Hillary: The True Story of Hillary Clinton," and is sure to be a lovely read. The book description explains: "The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A...
  • You Are the Product

    08/05/2017 1:19:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    The movie Zuckerberg is a highly credible character, a computer genius located somewhere on the autistic spectrum with minimal to non-existent social skills. But that’s not what the man is really like. In real life, Zuckerberg was studying for a degree with a double concentration in computer science and – this is the part people tend to forget – psychology. People on the spectrum have a limited sense of how other people’s minds work; autists, it has been said, lack a ‘theory of mind’. Zuckerberg, not so much. He is very well aware of how people’s minds work and in...
  • Michelle Obama picture book coming in October

    07/14/2017 7:54:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/13/2017 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Books of Obama photographs will be in the news this fall. A collection of White House pictures of Michelle Obama is coming out Oct. 17, Ten Speed Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Chasing Light” will feature 150 color shots and personal commentary by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon. “Mrs. Obama is a source of light and inspiration in my life,” Lucidon said in a statement issued through Ten Speed, a Penguin Random House imprint. “She was a mentor to me and so many people around the world. The work she has done with young people,...
  • Letter: Clinton shows dignity

    05/25/2017 4:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | May 25, 2017 | Halina Slobodow
    <p>Welcome, spring. Finally, the dreary winter days have gone and spring days offer hope and renewal.</p> <p>Fittingly, Hillary Clinton took her place back in New York at the gathering of “Women for Women International.”</p> <p>It was a pleasure to see her in best form, relaxed, humorous, witty … a class act. If not for Russian intervention and FBI hindrance 10 days before the election, Hillary would have taken on the weighty job of president, without whining, with dignity.</p>
  • CNN’s Erroneous Commentary on My “Epic Troll” Comment

    05/11/2017 12:22:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to move on yesterday on this program, many of you will recall that I got a good laugh out of Trump trolling the media and the Democrats. Why did I say Trump was trolling the Democrats? Do you recall, Mr. Snerdley? What was the reason I said this? (interruption) That’s right. He was meeting with the Soviet foreign minister. The day after he fires Comey and the Democrats and the media are obsessed with this investigation that the Russians are colluding with Trump, Trump fires Comey and has a meeting in the Oval Office with the...
  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • After first 100 days, Clinton's approval rating soars to 91

    05/06/2017 4:31:53 PM PDT · by MNDude · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- As President Hillary Rodham Clinton completes the first 100 days of her young if eventful presidency, on Wednesday, Gallup released new poll showing that 91 percent of Americans saying they "strongly approve" of her job performance so far. Other remarkable results: 92 percent of Americans agreed with the statement: "We elected the right person president, THANK GOD!" and 99 percent of respondents strongly agreed with the statement, "Clinton's election is continued proof that American democracy is thriving." "She's unbelievably popular. We've never seen numbers like this," said Gallup CEO Jim Clifton. In further evidence of Clinton's popularity,...
  • Book (Review) : Barack Obama asked woman to marry him before meeting Michelle

    05/03/2017 5:53:32 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Washington Post Book Review via Fox News ^ | 5/3/2017 | Washington Post Book Review via Fox News Staff
    Before Barack Obama ever met his wife, Michelle, at her Chicago law firm, the future 44th president of the United States asked another woman to marry him in 1986—while the two were visiting her parents' home, a new biography claims. “Rising Star,” which is written by David J. Garrow, was reviewed Tuesday in The Washington Post. The review said, "Garrow portrays Obama as a man who ruthlessly compartmentalized his existence; who believed early on that he was fated for greatness; and who made emotional sacrifices in the pursuit of a goal that must have seemed unlikely to everyone but him."...
  • Hillary Clinton The Movie — Starring Glenn Close!

    03/23/2017 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    A movie is in the works about Hillary Clinton and her amazing life, and legendary actress Glenn Close has been chosen to play the former first lady and presidential candidate! The film is rumored to focus on Clinton’s career and marriage to Bill.
  • Hollywood Rebels Under Trump

    03/17/2017 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Just as the liberal "news" media have doubled down on fierce liberal activism since President Trump's inauguration, Hollywood is pushing the leftist agenda. Variety celebrates the crusade -- that is what this is -- in an article headlined "TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before." It is not that Hollywood should be political; it is that the industry must be political. Even the sitcoms need to be political. "Social media is in a constant conversation about things," proclaimed NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. "It doesn't feel authentic to not address what's going on in...
  • Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team For Pentagon Papers Drama ‘The Post’

    03/08/2017 8:18:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast. Steven Spielberg just said yes to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post, the spec script by Liz Hannah bought last fall by Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. The deals are being negotiated. The film is a drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them. The film will be co-financed by Fox...
  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary

    01/01/2017 8:58:51 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/30/2016
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • Hillary Recounts Being Yelled At By Room Full of Men As She Prepared To Take Law School Exam

    09/09/2016 4:37:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 170 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 9 September 2016 ast | By ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    'If you take my spot, I'll get drafted, I'll go to Vietnam, and I'll die: Hillary recounts being yelled at by room full of men as she prepared to take law school admissions exam Clinton revealed she was one of the few women in the room that day The men said 'You don't need to be here, there's plenty else you can do' That was one of the moments Clinton realized she needed to control her emotions so she could focus on the test She realized this protection now might make her seem 'walled off', adding that women are 'seen...
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...