Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CNN Kicks Kathy Griffin to The Curb

CNN has officially cut ties with comedian Kathy Griffin after a photo shoot in which she held the fake, bloody, severed head of Donald Trump:
Kathy Griffin was roundly criticized for the photo shoot by people on both sides of the political aisle.  New Year's Eve co-host Anderson Cooper called it "disgusting and completely inappropriate." CNN isn't the only business to part ways with Griffin after her ISIS-style photo shoot.  The Route 66 Casino cancelled a July 22nd appearance by Kathy Griffin.  The makers of Squatty Potty have also dropped Griffin as a spokesperson.

I've heard from several people that Kathy Griffin planned this whole thing.  I've heard that Kathy Griffin wasn't going to face any meaningful consequences BECAUSE she had planned the whole thing.  What I've said from the moment the story broke was that Kathy Griffin underestimated the negative reaction she would experience from this.  I have no doubt that she did the photo shoot to make a name for herself.  She needed to bump her public profile a bit.  What better way to do that than to publish a highly controversial photo shoot?  Any publicity is good publicity after all.

The problem is Kathy Griffin thinks that her views are the views of a majority of the American people.  After all, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.  The news is filled day after day with stories about the horrible things that Donald Trump is doing/saying/thinking/whatever.  The only people that actually love Donald Trump are evil, racist throwbacks living out in the sticks clinging to their guns and religion.  Add to that the fact that Kathy Griffin is your typical, extreme Left Hollywood liberal elitist and it's easy to see why she would assume that her views are echoed by mainstream America.

I'm betting that Kathy Griffin figured any negative reaction would be outweighed by the positive response it received.  It's not a stretch to think that Griffin assumed her photo shoot would be welcomed as "speaking truth to power" or as a hilarious joke.  She couldn't have anticipated the speed and venom with which people reacted on social media.  I can guarantee that Griffin certainly didn't think the photo shoot would have a negative financial impact on her.  I'm sure the loss of a venue, a sponsor, AND her biggest annual gig have come as something of a shock.

CNN (eventually) did the right thing here.  However, I'm not naive enough to think they won't try to bring Kathy Griffin back in some way.  The bosses-and most of the staff-at CNN are obviously hugely anti-Trump.  I imagine there was a fair amount of discussion as to whether or not they should keep Griffin around.  It seems that, for the moment at least, CNN has decided to listen to reason and common sense in firing Griffin.

We'll see whether or not that sticks.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kathy Griffin Shows How Sad, Pathetic, and Desperate She Is

Comedian Kathy Griffin-better known as that one chick that gets drunk with Anderson Cooper every New Year's Eve-set the Internet on fire when she released photos from a recent photo shoot.  Ordinarily that wouldn't be anything to get people riled up, except THIS photo shoot involved Kathy Griffin holding the severed, bloody head of President Donald J. Trump:
Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump's head ... but she wants it bloody and detached from his body.
The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with famed photog Tyler Shields, who's known for edgy, shocking pics. We got the pic before the release.
During the photo shoot, Kathy joked that she and Tyler would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear they'd be thrown in prison.
Many were shocked and appalled at the graphic content of Kathy Griffin's photos.  The reaction on social media was swift and brutal as thousands condemned Kathy Griffin's actions.

Conservatives and normal people who find this kind of "art" more offensive than edgy kept the pressure up throughout the day.  Kathy Griffin was disavowed by no less than Chelsea Clinton AND the Church of Satan:

When you've lost the Church of freaking Satan you KNOW you've gone too far. The Route 66 Casino, the site of a July 22nd appearance by kathy Griffin, tweeted that they would be canceling said appearance:
Kathy Griffin herself took to Twitter Tuesday evening to issue an apology:
This whole episode just goes to show how desperate Kathy Griffin is for attention.  Griffin hasn't been at the forefront of the public consciousness for years.  Certainly not since her TV show and her talk show were canceled.  Ask anyone you know who Kathy Griffin is and I'll guarantee you'll get a blank stare, followed by "oh, isn't she that lady that does New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper?"  Griffin needed a way to get the public talking about her again, and she chose the most vile, disgusting way to do it.  The problem is it appears to have backfired on her.  Not only are the venues hosting her live shows feeling the pressure, CNN is starting to come under fire for having Griffin on their payroll as well.  Of course the question is whether or not CNN will fire Kathy Griffin or stand by her.

In the end, however, we should all be thanking Kathy Griffin.  Her little stunt has shown us exactly what the face of the New Left, and by extension the Democrat party, is.  The people who find a celebrity holding the severed head of a sitting president funny are the same people who think that beating someone for disagreeing with them is acceptable political discourse.  These are the people that the Democrat party has decided to cater to in the wake of their defeat by Donald Trump.  The extreme Left sees Kathy Griffin's photo shoot and celebrates it.  They'll praise Griffin as "edgy," "bold," "decisive," etc.

Normal people, however, will look upon Griffin's photo shoot with horror.  It's one thing to hate Donald Trump.  It's quite different to hold up his severed head in an ISIS-style photo shoot.  They'll look at the photo shoot, and the leftists celebrating said photo shoot, and move further away from the Left in general, and the Democrat party in particular.  Normal people don't want to be thought of as extreme.  What's more extreme than blatantly calling for the death of the current president as Kathy Griffin has done?

Kathy Griffin's little stunt, whether pre-planned or not, has come at the worst possible moment for Democrats and the Left.  Personally I welcome stunts like this.  Go ahead, Leftists, be as extreme as you want.  Keep exposing who you really are for the American people.  You're only digging yourselves a deeper hole.

Pissing Pug Takes Aim at Feminist Icon

Ask anyone what they think of when they hear the words "feminist virtue-signaling," and odds are they'll respond with the annoyingly iconic "Fearless Girl" statue.  The "Fearless Girl" is a statue of a brave little white girl standing resolutely in front of the charging Bull of Wall Street.  The "Fearless Girl" is supposed to teach us that all women are strong enough to stand against the evils of capitalism-but only if they're white.
Proudly representing the white feminist Master Race.
Not everyone is down with the feminist sickness, however.  The uber feminist "Fearless Girl" has been the target of vandals, trolls, and a plot by the members of 4Chan to permanently turn the "Fearless Girl" into a proud, MAGA hat-wearing Trumper.  Apparently the left just naturally assumed that everyone would go along with the installation of a political statement in front of one of the most iconic statues on one of the most iconic streets of one of the most iconic cities in America.
Come on, what did you think would happen?  It's like dangling a raw steak in front of a hungry dog!
Life hasn't gotten any easier for the right's favorite feminist whipping girl.  Sculptor Alex Gardega is especially angry at the "Fearless Girl."  You might even say that Gardega is more than a little...pissed off at the feminist icon:
Gardega created a statue of a small dog, titled “Pissing Pug,” and his sloppily crafted pooch takes direct aim at “Fearless Girl” — or, at least, at her left leg.
“This is corporate nonsense,” Gardega told The Post of “Fearless Girl,” saying it was put opposite artist Arturo Di Modica’s famed bull as a publicity stunt by a Boston-based financial firm.
“It has nothing to do with feminism, and it is disrespect to the artist that made the bull,” he said. “That bull had integrity.”
The Upper West Side artist sniffed that he even made his dog particularly poorly just to stick it to “Fearless Girl” even more.
“I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull,” said Gardega, who has never met the other statues’ creators.
 Naturally feminists everywhere decried the "Pissing Pug" as misogynistic and evil.  How dare an artist try to defame and belittle a statue meant to inspire (white) women and (white) girls everywhere!  Even though that statue that's meant to inspire defames and belittles another piece of artwork that's meant to inspire everyone with the promises found within a booming economy!
Why can't you let us virtue-signal in peace?  GAWD!
The backlash from the left over the "Pissing Pug" was rather extreme, with several women attempting to physically destroy the statue.  Gardega was actually forced to remove the statue after its leg was broken when a triggered feminist attempted to throw the urinating canine.

Hopefully Alex Gardega will be back with a more durable version of the "Pissing Pug."

Michael Moore Colluded With Russia Against Trump!

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