Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock (August 2019)

Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock (August 2019)

Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock

The statistic is part of a seven-year survey released by exit-polling service PostTrak.

Democrats go to the movies twice as much as Republicans, a new study finds.

The statistic was among many tidbits included in a seven-year survey celebrating the 1,000th movie surveyed by industry leader PostTrak, the exit-polling service founded by Rentrak (now owned by Comscore) and Screen Engine.

Continue reading “Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock (August 2019)”

Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019


Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019

A.K.A.: How Liberal Celebrities Are Ensuring Republican Success in the 2020 POTUS Election

(Post Updated Below with Additional Links)

Some examples of Conservative Derangement Syndrome from Celebrities from Summer 2019:

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee takes aim at Trump supporters 

Tommy Lee is goading President Trump supporters not to go away mad, but to just go away.
On Wednesday, the Motley Crue drummer retweeted a 2018 Reddit scorched-earth post that slammed many facets of American conservatism and Trump fans.

‘Trumpsters’ blast Tommy Lee for lengthy rant about president

by Chris Perez,
August 8, 2019

Tommy Lee was getting blasted by Trump supporters on Thursday — and became one of the top trending topics on Twitter at one point — after posting a lengthy rant on his page about the president.

Continue reading “Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019”

‘The Hunt’ Movie Depicts Liberal Elites Hunting and Killing Politically Conservative People – Update: The Studio Has Pulled the Movie

‘The Hunt’ Movie Depicts Liberal Elites Hunting and Killing Politically Conservative People  – Update: The Studio Has Pulled the Movie

(Post update below)

Hollywood Pulls Ads for Movie About Liberal Elites Hunting ‘MAGA Types’

“The Hunt” Movie Trailer Features Elites Hunting “Deplorables” For Sport 

Hollywood blockbuster that satirizes killing of ‘deplorables’ causes outrage: ‘Demented and evil’

Excerpts:

by Brian Flood, Aug 8, 2019

A controversial movie about privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport is ruffling feathers more than a month before its scheduled release and after tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

“The Hunt” is billed as a satire that follows wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a “deeply rewarding” expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that “Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire” following the shootings after ESPN reportedly pulled a trailer for the film that had been previously cleared to air on the sports network.

Continue reading “‘The Hunt’ Movie Depicts Liberal Elites Hunting and Killing Politically Conservative People – Update: The Studio Has Pulled the Movie”

Tucker Carlson is Now the Jussie Smollett of Conservative Pundits

Tucker Carlson is Now the Jussie Smollett of Conservative Pundits

It’s conservatives such as FOX cable news television host Tucker Carlson that make me feel embarrassed at times to be a conservative.

Conservatives believe in the concept of taking personal responsibility. Many conservatives – Tucker Carlson in particular – regularly ridicule or criticize liberals for maintaining a “victimhood culture,” in which liberals declare that this or that group (e.g., women, black people, Muslims) are victims.

A few days ago, a liberal site began releasing, over a period of days, collections of controversial statements Tucker Carlson made over a period of years when he was calling into a radio program hosted by a guy calling himself “Bubba The Love Sponge.”

Those inflammatory comments included, but are not limited to, Carlson basically arguing that child rape resulting from forced or arranged marriages is really no big deal; Carlson comparing women to dogs and referring to women as being primitive; and Carlson going along with crude jokes about his daughter and teen girls.

Most recently, a new batch of Carlson comments were released where Carlson was making crude comments about “Miss Teen USA” contestants.

At first, Tucker’s defenders were saying that some of these comments were made “over ten years ago,” as if to say that decency has expiration limits (it does not).

Continue reading “Tucker Carlson is Now the Jussie Smollett of Conservative Pundits”

2018 Emmys host Michael Che says the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’

2018 Emmys host Michael Che says the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’

Emmys host Michael Che says the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards kicked off with a slew of political jokes and jabs as expected. But one remark from co-host Michael Che left many viewers upset.

During Che’s opening monologue with his fellow “Saturday Night Live” star Colin Jost, Che explained that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night.

“My mother is not watching,” Che said. “She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough.”

He continued, “That’s true. The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”

Emmy Host Michael Che: ‘The Only White People that Thank Jesus Are Republicans and Ex-Crackheads’

 18 Sep 20186,829
Emmy Awards co-host Michael Che kicked off the show with political commentary and disparaging jokes, and Christians were not spared.

Continue reading “2018 Emmys host Michael Che says the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’”

Hollywood: Please Stop Marketing Some of Your Movies as Being “Feminist”

Hollywood: Please Stop Marketing Some of Your Movies as Being “Feminist”

I’m a conservative, but unlike many other conservatives, I don’t get upset by having more diversity in casting in movies – within reason and depending on how it’s handled, at least.

If Hollywood wants to include more women, black people, Asians, or Hispanics in movies, I have no problem with it, and I welcome it.

I do actually tire of seeing primarily white, 30 year old guys play the lead in most movies, and it’s been this way for decades now.

(Note: I do not hate white men. I’m just saying it gets tiresome seeing mostly nothing but white guys on screen constantly.)

My one area of exception: I do think, however, the Trans activists and LGBT crowd go way too far out though in their anger over LGBT diversity in movies – such as getting upset over a cis, hetero actress playing a transman in a movie. (See Amid Backlash, Scarlett Johansson Drops Transgender Role as an example.)

At any rate, I’m by no means opposed to having more women or black people in films – as a matter of fact, I think movies can look very strange if everyone is white and male, because I live in a world that has more types of people in it, one that is populated by more than 30-something white men.

While I believe it’s wonderful to include more women in movies, I think Hollywood should be careful about how they go about doing this, otherwise they end up shooting themselves in the foot and creating a sexist backlash – which is what happened in the case of the Paul Feig Ghostbusters.

Creating Backlash By Marketing a Movie as Being “Feminist”

If a studio wants to include more women in roles, and does in fact cast more women, especially in these gender swap movies, the best way to go about it is to not call attention to it, which may seem counter-intuitive, especially if you think advertising a movie as being “feminist” or “pro-woman” will attract more women audience members.

If that is what you assume, you would be wrong, and I don’t care how many focus groups you’ve run on this subject.

Continue reading “Hollywood: Please Stop Marketing Some of Your Movies as Being “Feminist””

Celebrities Who Get It – They Don’t Alienate the Public By Publicly Trashing Other People’s Politics or Religious Views

Celebrities Who Get It – They Don’t Alienate the Public By Publicly Trashing Other People’s Politics or Religious Views

This is an on-going list. Any time I see a famous person who comprehends that it’s really stupid to unnecessarily offend about half the country (and it’s almost always liberal celebrities trashing right wing people or people with conservative religious beliefs) I want to add such examples to this post.

(I may also post examples of celebrities who speak up in disagreement with liberal celebrities and directors on other matters.)

Just to get started:

Mel Brooks (actor, director, comedian):

Mel Brooks Calls Political Correctness The Death Of Comedy

Chris Pratt (actor)

Continue reading “Celebrities Who Get It – They Don’t Alienate the Public By Publicly Trashing Other People’s Politics or Religious Views”

New Atheist Richard Dawkins Dis-Invited to Speak by Liberal Berkeley Radio Station for Criticizing Islam

New Atheist Richard Dawkins Dis-Invited to Speak by Liberal Berkeley Radio Station for Criticizing Islam

I’ve written a post or two, such as this one, about how anti-theist Atheist actor Chris O’Dowd is, I take it, a big fan of controversial, and sometimes arrogant, atheist Richard Dawkins, going by some of his posts on social media and interview comments.

O’Dowd is also a very left wing liberal who has slammed Republicans and right wingers on his Twitter account on several occasions.

Based on some of his other Tweets, I take it that O’Dowd, like many other incredibly naive liberals, does not view Islamic extremism itself, or large influxes of Islamic migrants into Europe, as being problematic.

Well, well, well.

A few weeks ago, a liberal Berkeley radio station, KPFA,  un-invited atheist Richard Dawkins (who is probably more well-known for lambasting Christianity) when they got push-back from liberal audience members who said they object to Dawkin’s anti-Islam rhetoric, that he’s been known to share on his Twitter account.

Here are some links about that, before I resume with commentary:

Berkeley Radio Station Enforces Sharia, Cancels Richard Dawkins Over Comments on Islam

Atheist Richard Dawkins’ ‘abusive’ Islam statements lead Berkeley radio station to cancel his event

Berkeley Radio Station Cancels Event With Richard Dawkins, Accuses Him of Islamophobia 

What Ever Happened to the New Atheists?

Excerpts:

by Elliot Kaufman, July 28, 2017

Organized religion’s shallowest critics made the mistake of blasting Islam along with Christianity, and the Left crucified them for it.

…Richard Dawkins, the famously skeptical evolutionary biologist, was the last shoe to drop. He was disinvited from a speaking engagement at Berkeley because his “comments about Islam” had “offended and hurt . . . so many people,” according to the event’s organizers.

Dawkins is in good company. His New Atheist compatriots, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, had already been expelled from the party. In both cases, insufficient deference to Islam was the proximate cause.

Continue reading “New Atheist Richard Dawkins Dis-Invited to Speak by Liberal Berkeley Radio Station for Criticizing Islam”

The Inconsistency of Actor Chris O’Dowd Regarding Religion – His 2017 Comments

The Inconsistency of Actor Chris O’Dowd Regarding Religion – His 2017 Comments

(This post has been edited to add additional links or commentary – latest edit: December 2018)

One of my previous posts, out of several, critical of actor Chris O’Dowd, is already fifty feet long.

Rather than add more commentary to that post, making it even longer, I thought I’d make a new post, so here we are.

At this point, I guess you could say I am “hate-watching” O’Dowd’s career.  I am not following his career out of fondness, no.

Sometimes news about O’Dowd comes across my radar. I was on one of my social media accounts yesterday, and there was a headline saying that his “Get Shorty” cable TV show has been renewed for a season two.

So, I sometimes don’t go looking for stuff on O’Dowd, it crosses my path.

I started out sort of liking the guy.

I assumed (oh so very wrongly) that O’Dowd must be as nice and considerate in real life as the nice cop character he played in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie, which is why I googled him a few months after I first saw the movie on cable TV in 2015.

I thought around that time, well, if he’s as nice in real life and has played similar characters in other movies or shows, I may follow his career from here on out.

But the more I read about O’Dowd, the more disappointed I became.

Continue reading “The Inconsistency of Actor Chris O’Dowd Regarding Religion – His 2017 Comments”

Actor James Cromwell to Hollywood: We Need to ‘Get More Political,’ ‘Educate People on the Right’

Actor James Cromwell to Hollywood: We Need to ‘Get More Political,’ ‘Educate People on the Right’

This movie actor thinks that liberals need to be MORE publicly out-spoken about their political views? Is he serious? If he is…

No. No, no, no. One reason of several I started this blog a few months ago was to precisely call out and catalog the liberal entertainer habit of spouting off political views publicly, and lecturing the American people, and to kindly ask them to please, please knock it off.

Celebrities: please stop discussing politics in public.

No, I don’t need you to “educate me” about politics. That is an arrogant attitude.

I am college educated – most of you celebrities I’ve read about are not. You either dropped out of college and did not get a degree, or you did not attend at all, but you think you are in a place to lecture ME?

Liberal actors (and singers) already publicly pontificate on politics far too much as it stands.

I have been right wing my entire life and was a Republican until a couple of years now (I am now, currently, no longer affiliated with any political party).

What annoys me and bothers me is that these liberal celebrities, who have never met me, who don’t know me, never the less act rudely towards me – to people like me who buy their records, watch their movies – and they behave rudely and condescendingly because I don’t share their political sentiments; they go on to their social media accounts and TV shows and interviews insulting anyone who is not a liberal.

I have a few posts on this blog already with numerous examples of different celebrities who have publicly insulted Republicans, conservatives, and anyone else who is not a liberal Democrat.

I would suggest that actors and singers shut up about politics in public. You’re alienating people who may otherwise buy tickets to see your movies or concerts.

James Cromwell: Hollywood Stars Must Get ‘More Political’ to Save Humanity

Actor and activist James Cromwell insists that Hollywood actors and actresses must get more involved in politics and rails against the American justice system and President Donald Trump in an interview released this week.

Continue reading “Actor James Cromwell to Hollywood: We Need to ‘Get More Political,’ ‘Educate People on the Right’”