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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Shame Old Song and Dance

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Given the increasingly angry political rhetoric in our country, it was only a matter of time before things got dangerously out of control and took an ugly turn. Sadly, it happened a few days ago when alleged entertainer Rosie O'Donnell (whose actual cause for celebrity is a complete mystery to us) stormed the White House gates with a coterie of Broadway performers who unleashed a "shock and awe" barrage of assault showtunes. Even worse, some reports also suggest that "jazz hands" were deployed.

O'Donnell, who is probably best known for being too annoying for even the other co-hosts of The View to endure, perhaps hatched the idea in hopes of replicating the famous siege which brought down Adolf Hitler in the waning days of WWII, when he committed suicide after his bunker was surrounded by a repertory company performing "Fiddler on the Roof."

A tiny flaw in O'Donnell's otherwise brilliant plan was that President Trump wasn't actually in the White House during the minstrel show, meaning that the performance (complete with a large "Treason" sign in simulated theatrical lights) was observed only by peons on the sidewalk who couldn't afford to attend an actual Broadway show without selling their children's vital organs.

Not wanting to be upstaged, so to speak, by their East Coast counterparts, the West Coast also launched an entertainment-related attack on Trump when the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to have Donald Trump's star permanently removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The impact of this brutal broadside was lessened only slightly by the fact that the Walk of Fame isn't actually in West Hollywood, and the city council has no jurisdiction or authority whatsoever in the matter. They might just have effectively been voting to end the California wildfires by mandating overtime hours for Smokey the Bear.

All of this reminds us once again that there is "no business like show business." A point hammered home by the fact that "show business" still loves Barack Obama, under whom America experienced "no business" for 8 years.

42 comments:

Mike aka Proof said...

Broadway liberals will not be content until the whole country is Les Misérables!

Regnad Kcin said...

These 'tards wouldn't know the "Truth" even if it smacked them in the face, ripped off their heads, and crapped down their necks.....

REM1875 said...

Man the Harpoons !!! Thar she blows......

Jim Irre said...

No one is that desperate, are they?

OnTheTrumpTrain said...

Looks like she found one more thing that she stinks at!!
and Ugly is as ugly does.
These Hollywood types believe that we care what they think!!

NaCly Dog said...

The albino whales are the most treacherous. Watch her closely.

Jason Anyone said...

And yet another one with a first name that is the polar opposite of her personality. Thorny? Prickly? Sure. "Rosy"? Like a corpse flower.

The View's bitchy Behar: Joy? Anything but! Same for MSNBC's "Reid 'em & weep." Whoopi? 'Nuf sed.



I read a wonderful article yesterday, from "See & end.", of all places (Think Joan Rivers - "I can't tell you the company, but its initials are TWA." LOL) It's long. Too long. But here's all you need to know.

"Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected.
...
Amandi says that despite these mixed signals in polling, he sees evidence that Trump and the GOP have maintained a beachhead of support among Latinos.
"My instant analysis is it's because of the economy," he says. "These are people who are not necessarily paying attention to every inning of political baseball. They are working. They are maybe getting a little bit more money."


100%...PURE...INSPIRATION!! All the shit that they've been tossin' at the wall...

A little "call & response" with Nuck & Chancy...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkCt31YXoAElP_L.jpg


Happy Wednesday, everybody!

Dave said...

Is this what is meant by "stupidity signaling"?

And a yuuuge thumbs-up for Mike aka Proof!! Excellent!!!

Fred Ciampi said...

For the most part and with little exception, Hollywood types do not understand what the word actor means. Like in just pretend. Here's what the dictionary says; "A person who, aside from poverty and ramen-fueled jokes, desires to express with images what words cannot. Story-telling at its best. An indescribable longing to show others they are not alone in this world". Some actors such as Marion Morrison and Ronald Reagan actually have a real education and used it. And there are several others of this day and age who fall into that category. So hominoids such as O'Donnell and her ilk are using their celebrity status to get their misguided information across to their uninformed fan clubs.

Casey Carney said...

Why IS she famous anyway? Was it her most memorable role as, er, I mean...….I can't remember anything she's ever done aside from being loud and obnoxious.

Bruce Bleu said...

Hey, I thought Rosie was (ironically enough) going to move to Wales if Donald got elected. If Rosie included Assley Juggs she could have done a "menstrual" show at the WH.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know who paid/provided the t-shirts worn by the protestors?

James Daily said...

Rosie? I could only think of a Nantucket Sleigh Ride after harpooning her. I am still wondering why these useful idiots hate so much. The Karma they are creating for themselves will be with them for a very long time. Then, the deep state is circular in that robbing the taxpayers is so ingrained that we can never obliterate it as the money travels from politician to govt contracts to sub contractors to lobbyist with lawyers and bankers taking their bite along the way. On a smaller scale, the same thing is happening in local governments. This is what the protesting seems to be about as President Trump is trying to break this cycle and the squealing can be heard around the world. Those protesters will get nothing, not even a thank you from the elites and beneficiaries of this claptrap.
On a happier note, President Trumps endorsements seem to help tremendously for those seeking a seat at the table.

Geoff King said...

I lost any form of respect for Rosie when she ambushed a hoarse Tom Selleck about 2nd Ammendment rights on her show in 1999.
According to Urban Dictionary, "Rosie O'Donnell" can also be used as a verb thusly:

To Rosie O'Donnell oneself:
1) The act of becoming a lesbian because no man would ever want to have sex with you.

Susan Fineman said...

Brilliant, as usual!

Glenda T Goode said...

The lack of logic in the actions of the left is not an accident. They are being exhorted onward by various talking heads of the democratic party to continue the momentum of anti Trump and anti conservatives.

These demonstrations are like the 'View'. There is only one side open for debate and at no time will any contrary opinions be tolerated. And here, this is supposedly the party for the people a.k.a. the democrats who are intentionally turning a deaf ear towards the conservatives.

This insanity of the left is going to continue and get much worse before November. There is a solid movement afoot to deny conservatives an open forum to speak on our values and policies. Info wars is an over the top type of organization but now that they have been effectively silenced I can only guess that there are more conservative websites and organizations that are next in the libtard's cross hairs.

Be vigilant people and be prepared to rally for the cause.

Old 1811 said...

It's Smokey Bear. As Gertrude Stein might have said but didn't, "There's no 'the' there."

Anonymous said...

Smokey Bear

John the Econ said...

Rosie? What is she still doing here? Didn't she promise to leave if Trump was elected?

I know I've rhetorically asked this before, but Why are so many of the Democrat's "thought leaders" unfunny comedians?

I'm thinking Rosie O'Donnell, Al Franken, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Janeane Garofalo, Samatha Bee, etc. (Feel free to add to my list. These are just the handful that popped in my mind just now)

Rosie is a near-perfect example of the hypocrite Progressive. She's against gun control, but surrounds herself by armed security, because. She quite wealthy, so she can shield herself and her family from the consequences of Progressive policy that the rest of us must swim through.

So why do they do it? Perhaps it's because they know they're just running a minstrel show, it pays the bills, but to assuage their limited consciousness, they convince themselves that they're in it for something bigger. Virtue signalling.

Trump's Star: So the good and moral folk of West Hollywood have decided that Donald Trump's star has to go because of his “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”

Never mind that I have little doubt that most of those people gleefully punched the button for Hillary. Are these good folk going audit the rest of Hollywood Boulevard for other stars that should pulled up of their “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”? It's my guess that at least half of them would have trouble meeting that standard. I'm not holding my breath.

Hey, West Hollywood! Want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump.

Show business has become little more than empty virtue signalling. It's long since become tiresome.

Alfonso Bedoya said...

O'Donnell's only claim to fame is the hair on her ample chest, making her a ripe candidate for a Gillette commercial.

Rod said...

Just a little note today to say to Glenda T. Goode the image which appears with your posts is great! Nice outfit. I don't post an image but from a distance I look a lot like Fred Ciampi except maybe a little more handsome [grin]. Yes, I'm in a good mood today. I like most of yesterday's 5-state primary election results.

John Fernau said...

Yes I understand that these people have the same right to free speech as the rest of us but what makes them think that their opinion is any better or more informed that ours? Yes they have a louder voice due to the media but if you research them even just a little bit most of them have no degrees or much of a collage education at all. I mean these people are nothing more than highly paid court jesters. Yes I know we all cheer on the jesters that are on our "side" but it seems that our guys/gals don't for the most part want to beat you over the head with their views. Heck most of them just say "Here is what I believe" and if you want to continue the conversation so be it but if not they just say okay and walk away. You know like adults.
Ok rant mode is now off.

Murphy(AZ) said...

Screw Rosie! Next time she threatens to leave the country, she can get her own damn boxes!

Colby Muenster said...

Wonderful post today, Doctor J! You are a true wordsmith.

@Bruce Bleu,
Wales.... HARF! But, she could move there even she wanted to because they have a (gasp!) immigration policy!

@James Daily,
I'm off subject, but GREAT song by Mountain!

@John the Econ and Murphy(AZ),
Sean Hannity still offers to pay for a one way ticket to anywhere in the world to all the haters like Rosie, but so far, nobody's taken him up on it.

But seriously folks, do idiots like Rosie, Madonna, or Ashley Judd think their spittle infused rantings will convert even one patriotic American to their way of thinking? I hold no doubt that, if I were to act likewise to progressives, they would become even more stubbornly opposed to Trump. So, as Mr. Econ so often says, "If you want more Trump, this is how you get more Trump."

@John Fernau,
I asked this before, and if it makes you uncomfortable, please feel free to tell me to zark off. Are you from Eastern Wyoming? I had a childhood friend there named Joe Fernau, and I believe he had a big brother named John.

Dan said...

Maybe someone can get a Sousaphone and entertain nearby.

I say that because I saw a video of a guy with a Sousaphone walking down a sidewalk, paralleling what was described as a kkk demonstration. As the twenty or so klansbois marched along the street with their banners, the Sousaphone guy played accompaniment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs4P1kKK-5k

Perfect Alinsky number five:5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Mike aka Proof- Pack it up, everyone! Mike aka Proof has already made the comment of the day! Granted, I haven't read the others yet... (grin)

@Regnad Kcin- You have the soul of a poet.

@REM1875- When you think of it, there's not much difference between "Great White Way" and "great white whale."

@Jim Irre- Apparently they are.

@OnTheTrumpTrain- I saw video of her singing with the Broadway performers, and sure wish I had isolated audio of her voice. She's never given any evidence that she can sing, dance, or actually entertain.

@NaCly Dog- Watch, but use sunglasses - the glare could blind you!

@Jason Anyone- Fancy that; Hispanics might vote in their own personal interest rather than how the Dems want them to. The Left is so invested in identity politics that they can no long imagine individuals of every race and sex having their own identities.

@Dave- I think "stupidity signaling" is the perfect descriptive phrase.

@Fred Ciampi- These days, people don't have to earn celebrity - they just need to be notorious. Once celebrity is achieved, the owners come to believe that they really MUST be smarter and better than everyone else, instead of simply being more noticed. Sadly, a lot of the media fosters the illusion.

@Casey Carney- She started as a horrible stand-up comic, then gave up the comedy while keeping the whole "horrible" thing.

@Bruce Bleu- Isn't it odd when campaign promises aren't kept by voters (I assume these idiots vote) instead of politicians?

@Anonymous- It did seem to be a well-funded operation. I'm sure there's no lack of liberal "angels" willing to donate to such nonsense.

@James Daily- Bonus points for the term "Nantucket sleigh ride," which I haven't heard since I was a young mate on the Pequod. And you're right that these protests accomplish nothing, other than to give fodder to rascals like me.

@Geoff King- She's just a genuinely awful person. And I don't care if she (or anyone else) is a lesbian, but there have been disturbing stories about her ability to properly care for her kids. I wish she'd shut the hell up and just try to be a good mother.

@Susan Fineman- Thank you! Stories like this one are low-hanging fruit, and I allow myself to have a little extra fun with them.

@Glenda T Goode- Great points throughout. I personally consider Alex Jones and Infowars to be pretty wacky, but I'm concerned about what a short jump it would take for some on the Left to put me in the same boat and try to shut me up. I think we're going to be seeing a lot more of this, and it's worrisome.

@Old 1811- Granted, his name is Smokey Bear but everyone says Smokey the Bear, and when heading toward a punchline one doesn't want to break the flow of language simply for the sake of being right (grin).

@Anonymous- I always thought your name was Anony-THE-mous?

@John the Econ- You're absolutely right about the unfunny comedians on the Left (though I'll note that Stephen Colbert has the ability to be funny, unlike the others you listed). Their acts are basically parroting the usual Leftist screeds and attacking those on the Right. Audiences laugh because they want to show solidarity, no matter how unfunny the material is.

Regarding Trump's star, I also wondered if Hollywood was suddenly going to do a moral re-evaluation of everyone with a star. I'll bet not many would survive the purge.

@Alfonso Bedoya- Thank you for keeping us abreast of that.

@Rod- I assume that those really close to Glenda T. Goode are allowed to call her "Bubbles." (grin)

@Murphy(AZ)- Yer darn tootin'!

@Colby Muenster- Thanks for the kind words!

Shelly said...

Ever since Trump so masterfully took Rosie down during the debates, she has been a seething ball of hatred towards him. I'm sure he loses sleep over it. Does anyone else remember when Rosie had her first daytime talk show, she dubbed herself the Queen of Nice? Could that be farther from the truth?

Old Cannonballs said...

I think I'd find Rosie and Roseann mud-wrestling pretty darn entertaining. Unless Rosie won. Then I'd wish I hadn't bought a ticket.

Dan said...

Don't know if it's just me, but using two different browsers (chrome and edge) when I click on johnnyoptimism.blogspot.com, I get that but I'm immediately redirected to

http://www6.widgetserver.com/?s_token=1533769030.0526172622&searchbox=1&showDomain=1&tdfs=1

'Tis a puzzlement.

Dan.

valvenator said...

Dan, same here.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Shelly- I wouldn't really say Trump was "masterful" in taking Rosie down; his remarks were about as subtle as Lizzie Borden's axe. Still, I can't say that Trump didn't have the "Queen of Nice's" number. She's a dreadful person.

@Old Cannonballs- I'm in if we can switch mud to quicksand.

@Dan & Valvenator- Well that's weird. I can't replicate it yet, but will keep looking. For what it's worth, I have a couple of "widgets" on the site (just sidebar items) so there may be some problem with the server that's supposed to provide the content. Thanks for calling it to my attention!

Popular Front said...

When this story was posted across Australian blogs it drew a heap of derisive laughter as we imagined these turkeys prancing around outside the White House, yelling themselves hoarse and all the while the President was in New Jersey!

Tannhauser said...

That she blows.....not! Actually , she licks!

Regnad Kcin said...

@ Stilton J. - One hand washes the other.......

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Didn't O'Donnell get her start entertaining (read: indoctrinating) children on Nickelodeon? And doesn't that also ironically define her mental prowess?

Screw Rosie!

Eeeewwwww?

Doug M said...

OT:
https://i.imgur.com/urEDSen.png
*heheee*
I think he got the old connection between our strips.

Dan said...

@Stilt --- Johnny is back this afternoon.

Geoff King said...

I like the name Rosie!
Rosie the Riveter, Rosie the Jetson's robot maid, even Rosie Palm.
O'Donnell, not so much.

James Daily said...

In my post where I wrote corruption was circular and ingrained even locally, here is a prime example: https://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/08/09/democrat-dallas-mayor-pro-tem-pleads-guilty-to-federal-corruption-charges/

Got to remember with the lazy FBI we have now, only a few get caught. These people are seldom caught by local law enforcement because the detectives are shut down or worse.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Popular Front- Yet another reason I love Australia.

@Tannhauser- There's something fishy about that statement...

@Regnad Kcin- That's what the Koran tells us.

@Emmentaler Limburger- I think she was already doing some stand up, perhaps after her doctors demanded she try to get some exercise.

@Doug M- Hey, he owes us a credit or a royalty or a beer or something!

@Dan- Thanks for the feedback. The problem is so arcane as to not be worth talking about. And it was afflicting the old Hope n' Change site, too (though no mischief was involved). I always appreciate any feedback about problems anyone has with my sites!

@Geoff King- One bad Rosie shouldn't spoil the bouquet. Or something.

@James Daily- I was listening to this a**hole's crimes being detailed on the radio today (I'm in the Dallas area). Nothing subtle about this case - bribes, fraud, and millions upon millions of dollars siphoned from the taxpayers (and more specifically, Dallas schools).

John Fernau said...

TO Colby Muenster
Sorry no I am not from up that way. Sorry I hadn't seen your question before but no it doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
I did get to meet a Fernau from Nebraska one time down at Ft Stewart GA. I was hilarious when we were both at a local restaurant and he walked by and saw Fernau name type on my uniform. Given that there only like six or seven Fernau's in the military(3=Air Force, 2=Navy and myself in the Army) it is a small world.

I do love coming to the comments section here because all of you look at a situation with pretty much the same attitude but a different angle/sense of humor. Good company.

Bruce Bleu said...

I heard that to make some extra cash so she can afford to move to Wales, Rosie O'Donnell "tested" to appear in a production of a Broadway play about a man who operates his musical instrument while atop an orca. Truth in advertising laws mandated the name be changed to "Fiddler On The WOOF"!