Starring in movies about politics allegedly gives celebrities a political background. At least, that’s what Robert Redford thought in his latest interview.
The actor spoke with Esquire’s Michael Hainey in an interview published on September 13, where he talked about Nixon, Trump, and Mitch McConnell. …
On the subject of Donald Trump, Redford said, “I just think he is who he is. You can’t blame him for being who he is. He’s always been like that. He’s our fault — that’s how I see it.”
Since he starred in All the President’s Men, Redford decided that he had enough political credibility to be able to compare Nixon to Trump: “Whatever Nixon was, whatever his dark side, he was an accomplished politician … I think on the other side, there’s more ignorance.”
It seems like DACA has brought out the ugliest (and most hilarious) deleted tweets from our ‘friends’ on the Left. Suppose that’s what happens when your whole set of political ideals is based on emotion rather than fact or reality.
Like this winner from Danny Zuker, producer of Modern Family:
Dear Christians, if you support @realdonaldtrump’s decisin to end DACA your Christianity is bullshit. But on the other hand fuck you. 9/3/17, 10:13 PM
/// end Tweet
Guess Danny doesn’t think Christians watch his show? Or maybe he just doesn’t want them to.
Not content with harassing white people who wear their hair in cornrows and branding as “cultural appropriation” everything from college cafés serving sushi to Beyoncé donning a sari, now the new racial purists are coming for film director Kathryn Bigelow.
Her crime? She’s a white woman.
More specifically, she’s a white woman who dared to tell the story of the 1967 Detroit riots in her latest movie.
It’s wrong for whites to tell black stories, apparently, because they can never truly understand those stories. It’s a profoundly philistine argument that exposes the misanthropy of the racial thinking that passes for radical commentary these days.
I think that O’Dowd needs to take personal responsibility for his public comments and actions – whether in interviews and social media or where ever else – as even the cop character he played in the film “Bridesmaids” was telling another character in one scene she ought to do, but he seems happier to brush off or ignore criticisms in real life.
The picture I’m getting is that O’Dowd does not want to accept personal responsibility for any offensive or terrible things he Tweets or has said in interviews (he has insulted people of faith in interviews, insulted all religion in general, and periodically insults conservatives or Republicans on his Twitter account).
I found out today I was blocked by O’Dowd on Twitter. I suppose he blocked me either yesterday or today – probably today, though I’m not sure.
O’Dowd is apparently not as nice and friendly as the media keep saying he is.
However, that is something I’ve come to discern over the last year or two after reading more of his interviews, which came as a surprise at first, because I was expecting him to be as nice in real life as the character he played in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie.
I’m not sure exactly which tweet of mine set O’Dowd off that caused him to block me. Or, maybe it was a combination Tweets?
(Maybe it was this Aug 24 Tweetwhere I said I had no plans of watching his “Get Shorty” show, as he slams conservatives on his Twitter page and is an anti-theist?)
I’ve only blogged about O’Dowd a few times on my blog. I’ve never tweeted to him or at him, however. I’ve never threatened him or harassed him. I’m harmless. I’m just a person with a blog and some opinions.
Even though O’Dowd has blocked me, by logging out of Twitter, I can still go back to his page and read it, if I so choose.
I didn’t have plans of visiting O’Dowd’s Twitter page on a regular basis, only to check back over this next week or so to see if he’s done any charity work on behalf of Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey, but no, he has not.
I would guess O’Dowd periodically checks for his name on Twitter, under the hash tag system – because I was hash tagging his name to the Tweets I made where I linked to my few blog posts about him?
I’ve only blogged about this guy a handful of times on my blog here.
I have never used O’Dowd’s Twitter handle to talk to him personally or to leave him comments. (Until today, when I sub-tweeted his Melania Trump bashing tweet here, but this was after he blocked me.)
(By the way, even though O’Dowd blocked me, I did not block him.)
A year of more ago, actor Chris O’Dowd and his wife, Dawn O’Porter, were using their social media to promote charities related to Islamic migrants – they were trying to raise funds to help Muslims who were migrating to Europe.
Like most all liberals, they are too politically correct to notice or admit that a percentage of these migrants consist of young, single men, and ones who, when they arrive at their destinations, rape or grope European women or little boys.
See these links (you can find more examples than this if you google for them):
As much as I dislike Dawkins (specifically, his manner of promoting his atheism, which tends to be arrogant and obnoxious), I do believe Dawkins is at least correct in mentioning the dangers posed by extremist Islam, which is more than I can say for O’Dowd and a majority of liberals and anti- Trump Republicans, who remain in denial about it (or silence, due to political correctness).
Contrary to what O’Dowd seems to believe (from what I saw of his Tweets on the subject), Muslim migrants to Europe or the U.S.A. are not the same thing as 20th century Irish immigrants to the United States, as I discussed in another post earlier (under the section about Pence).
At any rate, O’Dowd’s wife, O’Porter, kept tweeting links and things a year or more ago, asking readers to donate funds to help buy food or supplies for Islamic migrants coming into Europe. At that time, O’Dowd re-tweeted a few of his wife’s Tweets about charity efforts for Islamic migrants.
Here we are days after Hurricane Harvey hit the south east region of Texas, causing loss of life and a lot of damage, and I don’t see anything at all by O’Dowd or his wife, O’Porter, on their respective Twitter pages or Instagram.
As of today, Aug 29, 2017 (Tuesday), the last tweet I see by O’Dowd is some jovial, goofy animated GIF of him, and that Tweet is dated August 24.
Edit: As of today, August 30, the latest Tweet I see by O’Dowd isthis August 29 Tweet, (see screen capture below) where he is making fun of first lady, Melania Trump, for the clothing she is wearing. He makes no mention in that Tweet or any other ones of how people can send money to charities that are helping people hurt by the hurricane and flooding.
As of today, Aug 29, O’Dowd’s wife has tweeted several jokey tweets (example, example, example,and here is her first Tweet from Aug 25), but no mention of asking readers to send money to the Red Cross or any other charities, to help Texans who have been misplaced or lost their homes due to the storm.
And (edit here), as of August 30, O’Dowd’s wife, who was so keen to help Islamic migrants to Europe, has also not Tweeted anything in response to Hurricane Harvey, like asking her followers to donate funds to Red Cross or anything. Today, she made this tweet where she seems to be promoting a book she wrote (or a book by one of her friends?).
Scrolling through O’Porter’s Twitter timeline, looking down Tweets she has made since August 24 and on-wards, I don’t see any mention of Hurricane Harvey at all.
Political Correctness Run Amok: Liberal Columnist Wants Gone With the Wind Movie Banned from Movie Theaters, and One Theater Pulled the Film
Political correctness and hysteria by liberals over anything Civil War related as of late has really gone off the deep end. Now some of them are wanting ‘Gone With the Wind’ to be banned, and one theater already pulled it.
Liberals really do over-react.
The movie was predominantly about Scarlett O’Hara’s ordeals – how her life was up-ended by the American Civil War, and secondly, it was about her stormy relationship with Rhett Butler.
The movie happened to be set during a time when slavery was legal, but the slavery aspect was incidental to the main plot. Even so, slavery was in fact legal in the 19th century, so if a movie set in that era in the southern United States totally omits it, that would be strange.
Personally, I find some aspects of O’Hara’s relationship with Butler to be quite sexist – there’s a part in the book, which is implied in the movie, where Butler rapes his own wife, and I find marital rape pretty loathsome.
Even so, I am not asking or demanding that the movie or book be pulled, banned, or only be available in museums due to sexism, Jiminy cricket.
Gone With the Wind is now gone from The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. The theater’s board deemed the 1939 film “insensitive” to their larger audience after receiving “numerous comments” that stemmed from a screening on Aug. 11. As such, the title has been dropped from next year’s planned summer movie series.
Liberals Angry With Singer Taylor Swift For Not Publicly Discussing Her Political Views
A day or two ago, singer Taylor Swift released her first single, “Look What You Made Me Do” off her upcoming new album entitled “Reputation.”
I’m rather neutral on the topic of Taylor Swift herself. I am the Switzerland of Taylor Swiftdom.
Based on several song reviews I’ve seen, some liberal commentators or music reviewers are either actually comparing Swift to white supremacists or angry that she has not spoken out against President Trump.
If there’s one topic of a few I repeatedly discuss on this blog, it’s that I am opposed to celebrities discussing their politics publicly – at least if they do it often or are hateful about it.
I don’t have anything against Taylor Swift, but I really have no desire to know her political views. I think it’s actually a point in her favor that I do not know what her political views are, and neither do the idiot jerk reviewers criticizing her in their reviews of her new song, “Look What You Made Me Do.”