If you believe the story -- and why should we, frankly -- Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were shocked to read about daddy's Twitter-announced transgender military ban. If they really had no idea that this was going down, then we MUST once and for all resist any and all psyche-soothing hopeful thinking that these kids have any influence on America's president.
"I do not accept living in a country where Donald Trump is president," Michael Moore announced on the stage of the sold-out "The Terms of My Surrender" at the Belasco Theater on Broadway. "And I'm not leaving America," he continued, -- this super-smart, looks-are-deceiving schlump of a man.
Moore's mission is crystal clear. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and bestselling author plans is determined to leverage his Broadway debut to ignite Americans to throw Trump from the Oval Office by his butt. Moore believes that satirists "can bring him (Trump) down with humor, comedy and ridicule - simply because his awfully thin skin just can't take it," Moore said in June.
The first stage of this mission is the one-man play, "The Terms of My Surrender," which debuted in New York over the weekend. It comes as Moore is also working on an anti-Trump documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9" - a reference to November 9, the day after Trump was elected.
Hours after Trump's new chief of staff Gen. John F. Kelly officially assumed his position, bad boy Anthony Scaramucci is out. After savaging the West Wing in his New Yorker interview -- see meme quotes -- Kelly insisted that Scaramucci must leave his role as communications director at once.
News broke at the end of the week -- no, not the firing of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus -- that Scaramucci's wife Deidre had filed for divorce nine weeks pregnant, and that she gave birth to a son named James last Monday.
Are you still with me? Anthony Scaramucci's estranged wife had a baby boy last week. This is not the typical Democrat wife and Republican husband argument playing out across America. Both Scaramuccis are Republicans but Mrs. Scaramucci is rumoured to detest Trump and his bravado. She has issued no comment on her husband's gutter-talk and threats to kill White House staffers.
Thankfully, most media understood that while Sen. McCain was the much-needed vote, he had two women colleagues who made his decision so critical because he could actually determine the final verdict on Obamacare. The Senator was in rare, eloquent form before returning to Arizona to commence his treatment for a seriously-advanced brain cancer. But it was Collins and Murkowski to declared their positions early on and never veered off course, in spite of numerous threats from Trump himself. Do any of those Republican white guys wonder the outcome might have been different if they had just taken Collins and Murkowski seriously, instead of treating them like pesky gnats. ~ Anne
After all the controversy surrounding Dana Schutz's Emmett Till painting at the Whitney Museum this spring, you might be excited to attend the free talk scheduled at Boston's ICA on Sep 14, 2017 at 6pm. That is if the Dana Schutz show -- now open at The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston -- continues!
Following the Spring 2017 Dana Schutz controversy, the same activists now seek to shut down her Boston show entirely, making what normally is a right-wing argument justifying censorship. America's far-left-wing argues that Schutz does not deserve a show because she is harmful to America in some way. She affronts! Schutz doesn't deserve acclaim as an artist, even stronger now because of the Whitney controversy. The demands are positively chilling, as I outline in what is admittedly a visceral response to news that activists are trying to show down the Schutz show.
Note that in Feb. 2017 Freemuse moved the USA onto their list of Top 10 Censoring Countries in the world, putting us in the company of Russia, Pakistan and Iran. My comments were focused on censorship coming from the alt-right but the growing faction of the Sanders wing underscores the reality that demands for censorship also come from the far-left in this explosive demand that her entire show be closed. Chilling!