January 9, 2017, - 5:25 pm

Meryl Streep, Trump & the Not-So-Golden Globes – Warped Movies Even Worse Than Her Lecture

By Debbie Schlussel

If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen my live-tweeting of the Golden Globes Hollywood self-masturbation fest last night, including my response to Meryl Streep. But it wasn’t just the cranky actress who looks and acts all 85 of her 67 years. It was the movies to which they gave awards. Hollywood just can’t handle that they lost. That they don’t have the influence on America they once had.

We’re all sick and tired of hearing the 2016 Presidential race relitigated. Donald Trump won, but Hollywoodites refuse to accept. They know better than the “little people” who’ve made them zillionaires who do $1,000 facials.

What Meryl Streep (in her fugly mirror jacket) lectured us about–the allegation that Donald Trump mocked a disabled New York Times reporter–has been told to the country and the world multiple times and then some more. We’re aware of it. We decided we’d rather have that than the woman whose campaign mocked Catholics, Christians and pretty much anyone who isn’t a vegan tranny Muslim knitting circle member in Southside Chicago. And I never believed Trump was mocking that guy–although some of my friends insist he was. To me, Trump has always used his hands in a violently expressive way to mock everyone he hates from Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton. It was just bad luck on Trump’s part that this resembled the NYT guy’s disability.

I personally think–though very predictable–that Trump was stupid to respond to her. Why elevate this woman to the worthiness of a response? I mean, Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States. He’s already–though not yet sworn in–the most powerful man on Earth. He should have ignored Meryl Streep and let her comments die. They’re as important as the Millennial hipsters now knitting “p-ssy hats” to protest Trump at the Inauguration (yes, they are really doing that). Nobody cares. Now, he’s given Streep’s lecture an additional day of life it doesn’t deserve. He does that a lot. But that’s his way and that’s the style of the Trump Presidency we’ll have for the next four years, probably eight. Sometimes he’s Machiavellian, but many other times, he lets people know on Twitter that they got to him. That’s dumb for a guy of Trump’s stature. He’s got tens of millions of fans who can attack Streep for him. He doesn’t need to go down to the stinky ground floor of her pig sty.

Also, I disagree with Trump on her acting. She’s a great actress (including in her latest, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” a great movie–my belated review will go up later this week), but I don’t need to hear an iota of her political views. Shut up and act, bitch!

But it wasn’t just the Streep comments, it was the movies that got the raves and awards at last night’s Golden Globes, all of which betray the warped “common sense” (or lack thereof) of the real La La Land. Yes, La La Land. And speaking of La La Land, the fictional version in the movie (read my review) was the one highlight of the night–that the movie with old-fashioned style and glamour won most of the awards. Its only offense is its one F-word. I was happy to see such a positive, decent movie get awards–a movie not pushing a dark agenda of depravity.

But then there are the rest, all of which are depraved or otherwise warped:

* Elle: This movie glorifies rape, and not just rape, but rape at Christmastime. Hooray for Hollywood! (Well, in truth, that one came from France, but Hollywood raved over it and distributed it here in art house movie theaters.) I haven’t posted my review of the movie yet (because it hasn’t opened in Detroit and keeps getting postponed), but I was gonna call it, “the Feel-Good I-Was-Raped-at-Christmas-and-I-Liked-It Movie of the Year!” A women gets repeatedly raped and decides she likes it, so she gets the rapist to rape her some more. Um, isn’t Hollywood chock-full of the same folks who tell us that Donald Trump objectifies women? Just sayin’. This movie won Globes for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert, the woman who just can’t get enough of being raped).

* Moonlight: Just what everyone in mainstream America wants to see: a coming of age movie about inner city gay black drug dealers who went to prison. Oh, and one of them has a drug addict mother and his “decent father figure role model” is also a drug dealer. I guess since I criticized this “answer” to #OscarsSoWhite, I’m RAAAAYCIST! Black gay drug dealer criminal lives matter! BTW, just what everybody needs to see: two teen boys masturbating each other on the beach at night. How romantic! Figures that Brad Pitt is an executive producer of this movie. This won best drama.

* Hidden Figures: My internet service went out on Friday so I didn’t post my review of this absolute revisionist history lie-on-film then, but I’ll probably do it this week. The story is that White males are not the ones who made NASA a success. Nope. They were just there to be racists and keep the Black (wo)man down. NASA’s success is only due to Black women victims. Of course it’s absurd, but that’s the message of this movie. In truth, this didn’t win any Golden Globes, but it was pimped on the show so much, it’s as if it did.

* Fences: Read my review of this bitter Black-Lives-Matter-style movie about how racism is supposedly responsible for every dysfunctional Black family in America. Viola Davis won a Globe for Best Supporting Actress as your typical angry Black woman in this long “boulder on our shoulder” bore.

* Manchester By The Sea: As I noted in my review of this CGTM (Certified Gitmo Torture Material, this movie is a dark, depressing statement against middle class and working class American life–that it sucks. It’s the same view of the typical Hollywood elitist view of Americans who voted for and elected Donald Trump. It’s just awful. Casey Affleck won a Globe for best actor for his starring role in this.

* Nocturnal Animals: I’ll probably post my review of this movie this week, too. But rest assured, it is hideous, dark, awful, and also CGTM, including from its opening credits with morbidly obese nude women dancing to its rape scenes and depictions of a naked dead bodies of a murdered mother and daughter put in a lesbian pose on a couch. Thank you director Tom Ford for refusing to dress Melania Trump. We’ve seen more than enough of your, um, “designs.” Aaron Taylor-Johnson won a Globe for his supporting role as the rapist-murderer, including his scene sitting naked while relieving himself on an outdoor toilet and talking on his cell phone. Yeah, I needed to see that . . . NOT.

These movies–and the fact that they were given awards at the Golden Globes and celebrated by the Hollywood Glitteratti–tells us far more about the celebrity class than Meryl Streep’s dumb “acceptance speech.”

These people aren’t the Glitterati. They’re the Lowliferatti. And I’m glad they lost in November. Their never-ending tantrums should sound sweet to our–the victor’s–ears.

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Yet “looks and acts all 85 of her 67 years” Meryl Streep – who has a disabled sister and supposedly cares about the plight of the disabled – had zilch to say about the recent case of a disabled white man who was kidnapped and brutally beaten in Chicago by four BLM’ers.

Though Michael Savage has been called out by Debbie over his willingness to have anti-Semites on his show, plus his own comments that smack of same, he has long referred to what has been coming out of Hollywood (including the likes of “Elle,” “Moonlight” and “Nocturnal Animals”) as a “sewer pipe.” Trump may have referred to Ms. Streep as a “Hillary flunky,” but practically all of Hollywood, over the last eight years, were de facto Obama groupies.

And I remember vividly “SCTV’s” take on such awards shows – “The People’s Global Golden Choice Awards.” Makes about as much sense as any.

ConcernedPatriot on January 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm


Thanks for the reminder about a meaningless awards show. I didn’t realize until this morning while listening to my car radio on my way into work. On to more important things.

Happy New Year to you and all the people who contribute to this forum. We have an inauguration this month as well. Heh!

Peter on January 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm

This is harsh, even for you. While I may agree with you about Israel, despise anti-Semitism and have a lingering mistrust of Muslims, I do not support Donald Trump and agree with Streep that what he says and does are totalitarian tactics. His support of Russia over American intelligence sources is disgraceful. His regard for Putin only firms Putin’s resolve to retake nations like Poland and Czezhloslovakia. I well remember martial law in Poland in 1981, when Putin was risking in the KGB. He had a hand in it then, he will again. I’m American-born and raised amd anti-totalitarian. I’m of Polish ancestry but hate Anti-Semitism. Trump will only embolden Putin and make him more powerful. You admire Reagan, would he have admired Putin?

Lisa on January 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Though Putin is no prize, the fact is that the ones who truly emboldened him and made him who he is today were Obama and Hillary with their stupid “reset button.” Anyone forget Hillary’s signing off, while she was Secretary of State, on the sale of our uranium reserves to companies with ties to Putin’s Russia? (After they contributed mightily to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill took in $$ in speaker’s fees there.) And as has been noted, including here, people of both parties have been “Russian dupes” over the years. Think about Teddy Kennedy reaching out to the Soviets to try to derail Reagan’s 1984 re-election. Had Hillary won the Presidency, if anything she would have been far more beholden to Putin than Trump. And that’s not counting her fealty to George Soros, the Muslim Arab oil-producing states, et al.

    And the backstory on Tom Ford reminds me very much of the Danny Kaye song “Anatole of Paris” which he performed in his 1947 film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

    ConcernedPatriot on January 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    What’s disgraceful is American intelligence sources allowing themselves to be politicized to aid and abet the Democrats in delegitimizing President Elect Trump.

    SSgt Preston, USMC on January 10, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Right. Let’s side with DNI head Clapper who lied to Congress that they were collecting phone calls/texts of American citizens, that Syria was using chemical weapons and actually had a DISCLAIMER in the “intelligence” report that it couldn’t be trusted.

    If you bother to actually RESEARCH news, you’d find that there is ZERO evidence the Wikileaks emails were “hacked” rather than leaked. Not only does Assange (who also embarrassed Bush, Palin and Putin in earlier releases over the years) deny they had anything to do with Russia – so does former a UK ambassador to the Ukraine.

    And those emails have NEVER been challenged as false. You know – the ones that prove that Clinton not only sold US power for personal money but also funded pedophile traffickers in Haiti and intentionally hid/destroyed federal documents from investigators.

    Seriously – quit believing everything you see on CNN and start doing a little homework.

    Putin is no saint, but the same people lying about his involvement in the election were the same who gave Russia control of the United States uranium deposits, gave ALL of our satellite launch capability to the Russians by shutting down NASA and only 4 years ago were assured them by Obama’s hot mic they could “do more for them” once he was elected.

    Meanwhile – China has had SERIOUS attacks on nearly every level of our government, banking and corporate infrastructure on Obama’s watch and not a word from these same alarmists…

    PolitiJim (@PolitiJim) on January 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm

I agree with what Debbie wrote but I would have to say Trump gets as good as he gets in response to liberal attacks upon him. A reason why his fans like him so much – he doesn’t sit there and take their crap.

The culture has coarsened in a lot of ways and not due to Trump. In fact, the movies Debbie mentioned appeared at Golden Globes were made well before Trump was elected President.

Last night was just a preview. Expect more anti-Trump bashing at the Oscars this year and very likely for the remainder of the Trump presidency. Hollywood is the opposite of classy and high-brow. Which is why Americans increasingly tune it out.

NormanF on January 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    It does seem that the coarsening of our pop culture as ‘NormanF’ noted had accelerated in the 1990’s – under Bill Clinton. And many of those responsible still hold power in Hollywood and elsewhere today.

    But as for Ms. Streep – she’s always been an off-the-charts leftist. I remember back in 1989 (just as one example) she was one of many celebrities who beat the drums re. the scare about Alar on apples, which had a hand in apple sales plummeting for a long time afterwards.

    ConcernedPatriot on January 10, 2017 at 9:32 am

I have been waiting for your review of “Nocturnal Animals”…the flick by the rabid, gay misogynist Tom Ford. What a piece of rotted crap that nasty tool is. He is one of the most misogynistic pieces of filth on the planet but gets away with it because he’s gay. He is a disease! I am not even into calling men misogynistic but he is such one, I must call him out on it. A deep, dark and troubling hatred of women he festers in his rotten soul. If anyone doubts me just google image his fragrance ads for USA…then google image his fragrance ads (he’s a designer) for Europe to be even more convinced. An absolute filth-hog who has zero respect for women. Ick, what did Mummy do to him?

I love the Champion of child-rapist Roman Polanski acting like Donald Trump is the worst vermin in the world. Ask Ms. Streep how much she knows about rampant Hollywood paedophilia and how much she has kept quiet about over her long, industrious career? Streep only hates villains with a (R) after their names…the ones with a (D) get a pass. Shame on her for acting holier than thou’ she uses identity politics rather than character or bad behaviour!

Vagina hats at the Inauguration? Now you see why I left feminism. Half the women who protest Trump and act like he’s a drooling rapist are ginormous skanks who have ZERO sense of decorum & propriety…they have exposed themselves to the masses for profit and fame…I would barely care what slags like that think. They all act as if they were part of the prim and proper women’s league or something…Chelsea Handler who drinks more than an alcoholic fish couldn’t stop posing topless a few years back…why should we care is she is offended by Trump for being a “p***y grabber”? She has zero credibility. How can you say you hate men like that yet walking, abnormal psychology disasters like Lena Dunham love to chronically and publicly humiliate their own sad selves BEFORE a man can do it? I hope they have a mental asylum with lots of big nets and a big lock at the end of that stoopid protest.

Eff these hypocritical creeps. If the masses were smarter they would see how odious all these losers and poseurs are. Just because these rich and elitist fakers like to spew Democrat bilge, they think they can be see as more “down to earth” than their true, rarefied air psyches. I see right through them! Effing sicko freaks!

Skunky on January 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Regarding mocking, note the following website:
You will see therein that Trump has also “mocked” himself in the same manner. It is his way of portraying frustration and indecision in an individual.

bigpaise on January 9, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    thanks I had missed that. Rush Limbaugh discussed this to some extent. I was unaware that the hand movements are not unusual for Donald Trump. He does not seem like the kind of person who would make fun of a disabled person.

    Robert Guzzardi on January 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

Meryl Streep has just demonstrated what a stupid ass leftist extremist play-hog she is.
Just like jerks Elizabeth Taylor and many other ” great ” actors before them.

It is proof that intelligence nor depth of thought is in any way required to be an actor, much less a good one.

They get up there sober or not and spout off idiocies that they think everyone must believe because who they are.

If that isn’t arrogant ignorance then someone tell me what it is.

Borum on January 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm

This whole problem stems from the early 60s, when the Blacklist instituted in the late 40s was beaten down.

If the Blacklist had been maintained, leftists either would have been excluded from Hollywood, or else, would have only played minor or peripheral roles.

Yes, we would be deprived of Meryl Streep’s acting talents [or else she would have been forced to conduct herself as an adult and leave aside her immature political beliefs], but, I think, with all the millions of people living in this country, somewhere, someplace, other talented people could have emerged or been found who would also be very talented.

Little Al on January 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Additionally, Trump would have been mocked by the press no matter what he had done. If he hadn’t responded, they would have said that deep down he knew she was right.

Although I wasn’t happy about his missteps during the campaign, it is also true that his critics (i.e. just about all the Democrats and almost all the Republicans, the press, etc.) would have made up issues, like his supposedly “not giving the veterans the money he raised in Iowa” or this whole Russian issue.

And why so many award ceremonies? Aren’t the Oscars enough? We have one ceremony after another — just more attempted indoctrination.

Little Al on January 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm

Although Streep did start this, I do think Trump has to try to learn to not always respond to everything that is said, he will make the other side look like the immature ones if he can just chill. Regarding the p*ssy hats, that is the most pathetic display of do nothing activism ever, just making themselves look like immature fools. Awards shows used to be about movies, now they are secondary to progressive politics.

mindy1 on January 9, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Love the line about looks all 85 of her 67 years. Wow, she’s not much older than me!!!

Debbie went too EASY on Hollywood if anything, and if anyone wants to see totalitarianism, not only read what Concerned Patriot said, but we can go chapter and verse over the past eight years of what the Hollywood Schmoozer-In-Chief did to the Constitution.

He didn’t figuratively wipe his ass with it, he LITERALLY wiped his ass with it.

And in the comments so far, Skunky and Little Al underscored everything very nicely. And Little Al makes a point we’ve touched on here before. We now have the Gay Black Transwoman Construction Workers Who Identify As Major League Baseball Players Participation Award Show. What’s next?

One exercise in secular humanism after another. America is SO dead. Of course, when the smoke is rising, the running water and electricity have become a thing of the past, and people are stabbing each other at the corner store to get the last candy bar, Matt Damon and Lena Dunham will be crawling in the streets looking for a crust of bread. Dunham will turn to Damon and blame it all on “the Republicans.”

What a bunch of slaves we are. We are not a well informed citizenry, and we have not kept the republic. Hollywood is the best example of that.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

Trump has nothing to worry about!

Once O’Bama retires from office, he’ll be shooting off his mouth and making a fool out of himself in ways Donald Trump’s critics could never have imagined.
changing the subject a little (but still in California): did you notice that Nancy Pelosi voted AGAINST a House Resolution opposing the UNSCR resolution against Israel?

You’ll have bigger things to worry about than Maryl Streep. It won’t be long before O’Bama is re-united with his “spiritual mentor” Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Brace yourself! (… and forget about nuisance actors/actresses like Meryl Streep.)


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on January 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

Yup, TINSC, Satan invented distraction politics.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 10, 2017 at 1:13 am

If people don’t want to be lectured about the wastrel Donald Trump, maybe they shouldn’t have elected him? Just a thought.

As for Streep, if airhead celebrity Donald Trump can comment on politics, Meryl Streep sure can and should.

Bee on January 10, 2017 at 3:19 am

P.S., the only flaw in Streep’s speech is that she incorrectly stated that Dev Patel was born in Kenya. Of all the countries on earth to make that error about…

Bee on January 10, 2017 at 3:23 am

Debbie you are one of the few who thought what I did re Trump’s response. Namely why respond?? He belittles the office of the presidency of the US by doing so. It’s like Obama appearing on the Daily Show and being interviewed by GloZell, the youtube starlet who bathed in a bathtub of milk, eating fruitloops or what-have-you. Obama really set the bar low in dumbing down the office to the inane Facebook Reality TV generation. And Trump is set to continue the trend, with his Twitter presidency. ISIS will be burning people alive, Mosul resembles Stalingrad, South Chicago is a war zone, Africa continues to starve, the rain forests continue to be destroyed and Islam is on the march everywhere, Trump will turn to Twitter to flame Bruce Springsteen and Trevor Noah.

He doesn’t appear to have advisers telling him to be above the fray of American airhead celebrity ‘culture’. Or if he does, he ignores them because of his lack of impulse control. Doesn’t bode well. Maybe the Twitter president is what America deserves, and I’m glad Hillary isn’t the next president but it’s still woeful.

Lawrence on January 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

A few of the comments here remind me that one of the more subtle attacks on Trump comes from pretend-conservatives, who talk about his ‘instincts’ determining policy.

Yes, his instincts played a big role in his campaign, and in his personality as well, but it is a huge leap to carry this onto his policy positions. The emphasis on his ‘instincts’ in a policy context is just one of the many ways that those who disagree with him on immigration and foreign policy try to discredit him.

This is not to say that I agree with every position of his; I am emphasizing here a method of discrediting him.

Little Al on January 10, 2017 at 7:04 am

this quote from the great film “All About Eve”

I shall never understand the weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind!

Joseph L. Manckiewicz

Surely Meryl has view this gem.

FrankB on January 10, 2017 at 8:41 am

Meryl Streep was a good actress (haven’t seen her recently) but that is all that she is, an actress. I have no interest in her opinions, they are based on bias and not on research or anything to support her diatribe. I’m not sure about Trump, he has done some great things like working with Jesse Jackson in the 1990s (something the media ignored) and some kind things like sending his plane to carry a young boy using medical equipment which carriers refused to transport. I am concerned about Trump’s lack of interest in climate change and the fact that his sons hunt, but maybe he will be encouraged by Ivanka. Trump is already learning and, once he is president, he may stop tweeting.

Sootys Mum on January 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

Funny, that I never heard Meryl peep a sound when Obama made fun of the Special Olympics competitors on the Tonight Show back in 2009. That “funny” joke drew laughter from the audience & Jay Leno but nothing was ever mentioned by the Left Wing Press or any of Hollywood’s royalty. Here’s the Link:


Damned hypocrites!!!!

Muzzcrusher on January 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

Oh, one other comment. I liked her in the made for television mini-series, HOLOCAUST, back in the 70’s. Anyone remember that series?

Muzzcrusher on January 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

I can’t remember any memorable Meryl Streep characters. Has Meryl Streep created any characters that we remember and who resonate? Has she created any memorable movies; ones that we remember and revisit? I can’t remember any. Compare Katherine Hebburn and Humphrey Bogart in African Queen? Do you have a favorite?

Robert Guzzardi on January 10, 2017 at 10:08 am

Off topic, but why are these so many insipid ads on your site, Debbie? They actually break up your piece, coming at the beginning of your article? The quality of these ads leaves a lot to be desired. Do you have any control over this?

JeffT on January 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

What I notice about all of the thespians is that they’re all very good at reciting lines that they’ve learned, but they also do their lambasting in venues where they are assured there will be nobody to say anything counter to what they’re espousing. We saw the same thing when the cast of Hamilton got up on stage and lectured the incoming Vice President. They’re all just a bunch of cowards who, when confronted, wilt like dried dandelions.

jack Beauregard on January 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

First Meryl refer to Natlie Portman as Jerusalem not Israel how Obama.
Of course if Natalie had a shred of decency she should have told Meryl to go to hell. Tell Muslim prevented Jews returning to their homeland before WWII. These people should never be allowed in USA. Illegal immigrant in USA is OK, Jew having Jerusalem or Hebron is illegal. Did the Muslim buy that land from the Jews. Jew owned 1/3 of Medina before Mohamed wipe them out. Religion of Peace never.

On Hidden figure in the slight preview where they said John Glenn was the first in space. Sheppard and Grissom had non global orbit space shot and the USSR had 2 orbital flight before Glenn.

M: You are absolutely right that she named the specific country of every single foreign-born actor she named, but didn’t in the case of Natalie Portman, saying only that she was born in Jerusalem because Streep didn’t want to note that Jerusalem is in Israel or recognize it as Israeli land. I noticed that, too, but forgot to mention it here in this post. I’m glad you did. DS

madman on January 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

First Meryl refer to Natalie Portman birth place as Jerusalem not Israel how Obama.

madman on January 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Madman, that is interesting and revealing as you say. But Portman wouldn’t have a problem with that, being such a loony Lefty herself.

    Lawrence on January 10, 2017 at 11:54 am

I think Meryl Streep was looking for publicity, and she got it. Trump needs to ignore these idiots. Instead, he should stop letting them deduct so much on their taxes like hairdressers, make-up artists, etc. Since they are such “liberals,” let them prove it by happily paying more taxes.

Jean on January 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm

I’m fine w/ Trump tweeting about his detractors. Since he tweets some hundreds of tweets, it’s not like his tweets will extend the attention span that she got. Plus he broke it up into 3 parts, creating the added suspense

I actually disagree w/ the general opinion that Trump should be ‘above it’. We had the ‘above it’ presidents like the 2 Bushes, and the result was that there would be jabs at them from people other than elected officials, and the only people left to counter them were elected Republicans, making it look like GOP officials vs the rest. I’m fine w/ the president getting into the mud, drawing attention to them, getting them slammed by his supporters on the various sites, while he disappears to the next subject of interest, be it Arnold’s flopping or anything else.

I think the Hollywood crowd should be subject to a Maximum Wage law. Dems debate what the minimum wage should be: Trump should come up w/ a Maximum wage for celebrities – namely the Hollywood high rollers: cap them @ $30k, so that they struggle to survive, and don’t have time for politics. Or introduce an Entertainment Tax of 40%, which all movies, concerts and other such events have to pay. Once this is made an incredibly expensive exercise for Hollywood, one will see their influence just drop like a rock

Infidel on January 10, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I like it, Infidel, all three paragraphs, yes indeed. Good reading.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:17 am

I also wouldn’t be quite as profane but I agree with you Debbie. She’s very talented (love her in the Julia Childs movie) but a total hypocrite.

Also – point of fact on Trump’s alleged reporter mimic. The reporter is NOT spastic. None of Trump’s movements (which you accurately show he was months before this incident) actually bear ANY similarity to the disabilities of the reporter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baUuXQ443fA

PolitiJim (@PolitiJim) on January 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

‘Not punching down’ didn’t work too well for George W. Bush.
I guess the problem is to do it well. And to do more than just ‘punch down’ but to grind your enemies into the dirt.

Ingot on January 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Also, I agree w/ Debbie that Trump uses a lot of hand gestures. I recall one video that showed him using that on several occasions for people other than the one in question – whose name I forgot.

madman, you did well to note that Medina was a Jewish city before Mohammed slaughtered them. If the Palis get to demand Jerusalem, calling it ‘al Quds’, Israel should demand Medina, calling it ‘Yathrib’.

Infidel on January 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

The Roman took Jerusalem from the jews.won in war
The Arabs took Jerusalem from the roaman successor won in war
The WWI allies took the land of Israel from the Arabs and promised this as Israel. The Arab gained Independence from Turks but were expected to open land of Israel to Jew.
The Arab started riot and ethnically cleansed Jews from Hebron.
What nonsense that there is a connection between Muslim and Abraham
They British and Arab never lived up to the agreement and prevented Jews from escaping the holocaust.
After WWII instead of kicking the Arabs out like their German allies out of East Prussia the British still prevented Jews moving to land of Israel.
The UN allowed partition but UN arab member attacked Isreal.
Theye faught with no support and the British were supplying and leading the Arabs. The Britishled and supplied Arab legion ethnically cleansed Jew in old city of Jerusalem and Kfar Etzion. The Arab blockaed food and water to western Jerusalem.
The UN forced a cease fire before the Isreal were able to retake Jerusalem.

In 1956 aftere numerous attacked from Gaza and West bank the Egyptian blockaded Eliat an act of war. The Isreali had a perfect right to attack the Egyptian. Then in one of Eisenhower dumber moment he forced Britain and France to give up the Suez Canal and forced the Israel to withdraw based on a UP peacekeeping force. This forced never prevented attacked from Gaza and in 1967 they withdraw and Egypt blockaded Eliat again another act of war. The Israel then took Sinai. they asked the Jordanian aka the land that the British separate from Palestine mandate in 1920s. The Israeli were able to liberate the rest of land of Israel. Won in an act of war that was defensive. This is return to rightful owners.

madman on January 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Debbie, Trump was mocking the reporter but not because he was disabled, but because the reporter tried to “walk back” an article he authored in 2001 soon after 9/11 in which he wrote about American Muslims in New Jersey and possibly New York celebrating the attacks.

CC: Agreed. My point was that his use of hands is his typical way of speaking and mocking anyone, NOT anything having to do with the guy’s disability, even though it coincidentally may have appeared to resemble it. DS

Concerned Citizen on January 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Anyone who wants to see hands flying while people talk should hang with Italians, Puerto Ricans, or Puerto Ricans at least partially descended from Italians.

    You need to bring in air traffic control to map and follow all the flights.


    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:19 am

the Israeli asked the Jordanian not to fight which they ignored. aka the land that the British separated from Palestine mandate in 1920s. The Israeli were able to liberate the rest of land of Israel. Won in an act of war that was defensive. This is return to rightful owners.

The UN came up with 242 but the 1973 war should have abrogated any return of any land and UN should have allowed the War until all Arab army were completely defeated no peace treaty unconditional surrender and the victor determine what had to be done.

By the way the Arab can not even keep agreement with each other the OPEC cartel. Anything in writing with them is pointless.

madman on January 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Debbie I think you had this years ago

Monica Crowley, President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for a top National Security Council job, plagiarized numerous passages in her Ph.D. dissertation, Politico Magazine has found.

madman on January 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Debbie you nailed Monica Crowley 8 years ago
“As I’ve repeatedly noted, faux-conservative (real conservatives believe in property rights and don’t steal) Crowley ripped off several whole paragraphs from a Paul Johnson article on Nixon and passed it off as her own for a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Journal publicly apologized and never ran her work again. There’s a strong belief that her Ph.D. and Masters theses, as well as books on Nixon, were also plagiarized (and other parts fabricated). You don’t start plagiarizing in your 30s. It’s a lifelong habit.
Maybe this is why Serial plagiarist Sean Hannity dropped out of college.”

madman on January 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm

I forgot quotes around my first post on Monica Crowley but you can see I referenced it and Politico magazine was in the sentence.

madman on January 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm


pancake rachel corrie on January 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

Debbie did Politico plagiarizes your work on Monica Crowley plagiarism?

M: I reported–and was the first to report–at least a decade ago that Monica Crowley plagiarized her Ph.D. thesis, so they certainly got that idea from me. That said, they did some research into it. However, they merely looked up sources she cited and didn’t run the thesis through plagiarism software which would identify much more. DS

madman on January 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm

People don’t seem to understand that Trump is a New Yorker, in attitude especially. New Yorkers, when called out, will confront people directly, no snow flake sensibilities tolerated. Hence, his Twitter comments. The left are so outraged when Trump uses social media, but let’s not forget how enamored they were when Hillary started using social media a few years ago. Trump also when to a military school, at a time when bullying was not only allowed, it was expected. Bullies have their place in society, they temper resolve, and make people more resilient.

As for Putin, he’s an alpha male, what’s to admire about that? You might disagree with how he does things, or what he represents, but there’s nothing wrong with a male who knows what it means to be a man. Remember when Putin and Obama were at a conference together and Obama was afraid to use the gym when Putin was in it? Obama could not handle the one-on-one interaction (Obama also probably did not want Putin to see him using Obama’s 5 pound pink Barbie barbells).

As for anti-Semites like Streep, they always give themselves away, by words or actions. The whole liberal support of the “Palestinians” is a prime example.

King David on January 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Agreed KD. I made the point to a number of people after the election about what I saw during the spring, and how I knew as far back as March or April that he’d probably win, and how. I’ve made mention of the WWE themed article back then that I was the only one in this part of the universe to read. But other people saw it coming, too.

    Trump is a Noo Yawker, rich boy notwithstanding. He’s a brawler, and a contemporary of Muhammad Ali and Joe Namath, ergo, The Age of Flamboyance. A showman, but with a purpose and a focus, no matter what Hollywood thinks. What a bunch of . . . I can’t say it.

    And how did The Dragon Lady do when the 3 a.m. call came in that she told us back in 2008 she was the one to handle? Told us it was a disgusting video and let four Americans, including the GAY ambassador die, that’s how she did. Nice goin’, Madame Slickness.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:26 am

Of course, no-one would have noticed that Times reporter’s disability had they not accused Trump of allegedly mocking same. But this whole schleboodle reminds me of a former TV reporter in the late 1980’s / early ’90’s for a New Jersey station that served the NYC metro area. He was a paraplegic, but until it was pointed out that wasn’t what stuck out to me; what did was that he filed all his reports with a very noticeable Irish brogue.

ConcernedPatriot on January 10, 2017 at 9:06 pm

madman, I have long believed that Israel should have not just Israel, Judea and Samaria, but also the entire Gaza and Sinai. There is no such people as ‘Palestianians’ – they are Arabs – have always been.

Historically, under Islamic rule, there never was a ‘Palestinian’ sultanate – it was always a part of larger sultanates – be it Egypt or Syria. Even under the Ottomans. And after WWI, it was a part of Trans-Jordan.

Reason Palis get whatever support they do was the brilliance in Arafat rebranding them from Arabs to ‘Palestianians’ after 1964/1967 (I forget which). When they were known as ‘Arabs’, the world – looking at a map – saw an empire stretching from Morocco to Iraq, and quite sensibly, concluding that they had plenty of real estate. Once they were rebranded as Palestianian, suddenly it was no longer okay to expect them to settle in countries like Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq or Yemen.

But throughout the world, if a family spends generations in a country, then the second generation and beyond automatically get citizenship of the country their family has settled. Except in Arab countries, where they have to belong to that country for generations. All this while people demand that the US give birthright citizenship not just to anchor babies, but to dreamers as well.

It’s time to put pressure on the Arab League and the OIC to recognize Palis who have lived in other countries for > 10 years as citizens of those countries, and stop treating them as refugees who need to be resettled in Israel.

Infidel on January 11, 2017 at 12:33 am

Interesting Infidel, that they were rebranded during the time in America that I have referred to for decades as The Cultural Pancake Flip. Thank you.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:28 am

OH!!! One more thing, . . .

said the attorney to the temp at 5:27 p.m., after the temp had logged off.

When the story about Monica Crowleyflower hit the news the other day, guess who I thought of immediately?

I like to read Debbie’s archives. Been doin’ it for four years. You learn a LOT.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:30 am

And now, Crowleyflower’s book sales have been suspended.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

This was about Press Freedom
What was the religion of the Journalist who got beheaded in Pakistan?
What was the religion of the people who did the beheading.
How did Obama refer to his death?
How did Obama refer to the attack on Jewish food store in Paris?

madman on January 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

Ms. Streep stated strongly that the press should do more to hold President-Elect Trump accountable, and that she did not feel they were doing enough.

Now, two days later, the press is gurgling the pathetic story about Trump’s [non-existent] escapades in Russia.

We are now living in an era where liberal-socialist-communist hyperbole has consequences. Just as the UN Resolution has emboldened Muslim terrorists in the Mideast, so Ms. Streep’s comments have emboldened the news (sic!) media in their libelous statements.

Little Al on January 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

‘Hyperbole’ wasn’t the best word. ‘Lies’ is more appropriate.

Little Al on January 11, 2017 at 1:04 pm

I agree. The Super Bowl is quite enough. We don’t need the hyperbole.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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