good news and bad news

First, the bad news:
Jennifer Lawrence is taking a sabbatical from acting to “fix our democracy.”

Now, the good news:
Jennifer Lawrence is taking a sabbatical from acting.

Must be a new definition of “acting” I’m unfamiliar with.
I mean, to quote Dorothy Parker, “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.”
Kripes! She starred in Hunger Games, for cryin’ out loud; probably the worst, stupidest movie I’ve ever seen.

Reckon she’ll be out there fighting for the standard-issue SJW causes like weapons bans and women’s dignity.

(What? Well, I suppose she doesn’t want to be seen as just another overpaid hired face who speaks somebody else’s words and pretends to be somebody else who’s more interesting.)

Look, I don’t give a flying fig about her, per se. It’s just that the entertainment industry is just that, an industry; but it now confuses fiction for real life so much that it’s polluting our culture by casting actors as spokesbots and hyping the ideological equivalent of Yugos as Mercedes. Yeah, I know that’s what they’ve always done, but it’s gotten silly.

Next week: big social media
Story (no, don’t bother, it’s just entertainmohypeadvertisingcrap, and she speaks)

Nahh, that’s not a rant. This is a rant.

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You know what you can do with your “donations”

“I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons. Enough is enough!” [GOP megadonor, Al Hoffman Jr]

Natural rights can neither be bought nor sold, they can only be ceded voluntarily by an individual.
You cannot take another’s rights, either; you can only repress their exercise through tyranny.

Any American who would would ask or demand that anyone else cede their rights (or, worse, that they be taken) betrays and insults his countrymen, past, present, and future.

Bribe somebody else, jackass.
Throw ‘im out of the party, tar ‘n feather ‘im, and ride ‘im out’a town on a rail, along with proto-tyrants like him who buy, rent, and trade influence at the expense of their countrymen’s rights and liberties.


Now, this… this is a good rant.

down the ol’ CNN memory hole

Cultural ref

Gorilla Guru (gun-grabbing hypocrisy)

And I especially don’t want to hear from delusionals who don’t want to isolate criminals and psychos from civilized society or who think eugenics and abortion save innocent lives.

Yeah, that’ll fix it

revised per jlw comment

The Narrative™ failed

Yayyy! Picked up by Pookie’s Toons
Cultural ref

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Meathead, too

The President reads KisP, I see

(What? Yeah, including “chaos” was a nice gesture.)

That’s Planned Parenthood’s job!

This kind of disingenuous political posturing is crass, abject villainy
and an insult to all Americans.

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If I had a ha-a-merrrr and sickle

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(What? The bus is here already? Boy, that was quick.)

Also *heheee*

more heroes

Of course. Ashamed I didn’t predict this.

When an expelled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, Peter Wang used the last minutes of his life to help save his fellow students. [story]

Nice gesture

Another hero
Shot five times while shielding others.