‘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’

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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.

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Oh, Dear. Singer Taylor Swift Is Getting More Political (August 2019)

Oh, Dear. Singer Taylor Swift Is Getting More Political (August 2019)

Update Below – Kid Rock criticized Taylor Swift for going Political

In an older post on my blog, I noted how thrilled I was that Swift – known for singing pop songs – was keeping any political opinions she may have had to herself.

In the past year or two, that has certainly changed. It seems she’s getting even more political in the last few months.

A word here for any “Swifties” (die hard Swift fans – a lot of hard-core fan bases these days can be very toxic): I do not have anything against Taylor Swift. I do not hate Ms. Swift, and I wish her the best.

My general preference, though, is for celebrities to stick to entertaining and not opine publicly about politics.

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Decision to Publicly Support LGBTQ Community | THR News

Taylor Swift Talks Trump, Katy Perry and Her LGBT Support

Taylor Swift covers a lot of ground in Vogue’s sprawling September cover story, which published today. In addition to providing a sneak preview of her forthcoming album, “Lover,” and lots of self-analysis on fame, she spoke about the motivations behind her support of the LGBTQ community, sexism, President Trump and her reunion with Katy Perry.

New Woke Taylor Swift Has Issue With ‘White Cisgender Males’

Excerpts:

August 8, 2019
Gabriel Hays

Taylor Swift seems to be looking for a new reputation as leftwing savant and the singer has definitely put in a good effort, working hard to slam conservative perspectives ever since coming out against Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn in the November Midterm elections less than a year ago.

In that short period she’s gone from knocking Blackburn’s platform of hate to now brutally slamming “white cisgender males” in Vogue’s September 2019 issue.

Well, fine, Taylor, but aren’t you currently dating one?

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Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Life has a way of testing your mental strength (also known as emotional intelligence) when you least expect it.

The true sign of mental strength doesn’t lie in what you do; it’s what you don’t and absolutely won’t do. The greater the challenge, the more difficult it is to respond with mental fortitude.

It’s hard to be mentally strong, especially when you feel stuck.

The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strongest people have.

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Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood by R. Ford

Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood by R. Ford

Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood

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Amid a push for better representation of diverse actors, top talents from Ryan Murphy to Daniel Dae Kim delve into the industry’s complex new creative landscape.

Over the past couple of years, casting in films and TV has been scrutinized with an intensity never seen before. When a role is whitewashed (such as in Ghost in the Shell orAloha), audiences are quick to take to social media to express their disappointment.

And as the awareness and demand for more representation in stories has grown, so has the demand for casting to reflect those stories. But with this new creative landscape comes plenty of questions about who can play what.

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It’s Never Too Late to Start A Brilliant Career by R. Karlgaard

It’s Never Too Late to Start A Brilliant Career by R. Karlgaard

It’s Never Too Late to Start A Brilliant Career

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Our obsession with early achievement shortchanges people of all ages. Research shows that our brains keep developing deep into adulthood and so do our capabilities.

[The author opens his story by explaining that when he was 25 years old, he was working at a low-paying job as a security guard, despite the fact he was a college graduate]

… In a few months,  Steve Jobs, also 25 at the time, would take Apple public, change the computer industry and become fabulously rich. I, on the other hand, was poor and stuck. My story is embarrassing, but is it that unusual?

Today we are madly obsessed with early achievement. We celebrate those who explode out of the gates, who scorch the SAT, get straight A’s in AP courses, win a spot at Harvard or Standford, get a first job at Google or Goldman Sachs, and headline those ubiquitous 30-under-30 lists.

In 2014, Time magazine started an annual list of “Most Influential Teens.” Yes, teens.

But precocious achievement is the exception, not the norm. The fact is, we mature and develop at different rates.

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Psychology Shows It’s A Big Mistake to Base Our Self-Worth on Our Professional Achievements by E. E. Smith

Psychology Shows It’s A Big Mistake to Base Our Self-Worth on Our Professional Achievements

Psychology Shows It’s A Big Mistake to Base Our Self-Worth on Our Professional Achievements– originally published May 2017

Excerpts:

Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who works at a Fortune 500 company; that a woman with 200 Instagram followers must be less valuable than a woman with two million.

This notion of success isn’t just elitist and misguided; it actively hurts those who believe it.

For my book, The Power of Meaning, I spoke to many people who defined their identity and self-worth by their educational and career achievements. When they succeeded, their lives felt meaningful, and they were happy.

But when they failed or struggled, the only thing that gave their lives value was gone—and so they fell into despair, and became convinced they were worthless.

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Here’s How To Overcome Fear And Get Unstuck by D. Brustein

Here’s How To Overcome Fear And Get Unstuck by D. Brustein

Here’s How To Overcome Fear And Get Unstuck

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It can be difficult to find your path, get unstuck, build confidence, and overcome fear. And if it’s challenging for us as adults, how do we create positive habits for children and set them up for happiness and success?

In an effort to uncover tried-and-true strategies, I spoke with Brent Feinberg, author of Freeing Freddie, who breaks down for us the best ways to approach these topics, no matter your age!

Join us in the conversation:

….Brustein: You write about believing in oneself as the foundation for curiosity and wonder. What is preventing kids from developing this self-esteem, and how do they begin to build it?

Feinberg: The quote in my book is from e. e. Cummings. Fear is a big factor holding children and people of all ages back from exploring life in a way that will bring them greater fulfillment and happiness.

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Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions by B. Hallowell

Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions

I wrote about Harvey in an older post. Here’s an update.

The following page has an embedded audio file in it, where you can hear Harvey interviewed:

Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions

By Billy Hallowell

It’s been two years since Mandy Harvey absolutely stunned the world with her viral “America’s Got Talent” performance — a display that left the typically harsh Simon Cowell in awe. Harvey’s vocals were on-point, but that wasn’t the only reason Cowell, his fellow judges and the studio audience erupted in applause and a standing ovation.

The accolades came after Harvey revealed just before her performance that she’s deaf, having lost her hearing about 10 years prior at the age of 18. It was a traumatic experience, as she could no longer hear the music she had grown to love.

“I lost the ability to hear the piano, and that’s when I started to crack,” she recently told “The Pure Flix Podcast.”

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Hollywood Actors Involved in College Admissions Scandal

Hollywood Actors Involved in College Admissions Scandal

And celebrities in Hollywood or the music business like to lecture the rest of us about morality.

Actors, celebrities charged in college admissions scam

James Van Der Beek, Lena Dunham and Other Stars React to College Admissions Scandal 

Hollywood actors, CEOs accused of paying bribes, faking photos to scam U.S. college admissions 

Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite colleges

‘Varsity Blues’ star James Van Der Beek, more celebs mock college admissions scandal

$25 mn US college scam: Hollywood actors, CEOs accused of paying bribes

The most sweeping college admissions fraud scheme ever unearthed in the United States was masterminded at a small college-preparation company based in Newport Beach

Nearly 50 people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans get their children into elite universities like Yale and Stanford.

The Man Who Ran The College Admissions Scam Used His Charity To Donate $150,000 To His Own Son’s University

William “Rick” Singer used his nonprofit organization — which prosecutors called a “purported charity” to bribe college officials — to donate $150,000 in cash grants to DePaul University where his son was a student.

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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).

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