I am not a great fan of awards shows. There are many reasons for this, which perhaps I will examine in a different blog entry. That having been said, Meryl Streep, who was given a the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work, used much of the time allocated for her acceptance Speech to speak about the current political situation, and the donald. It is worth spending a few minutes to watch, as Ms. Streep reminds us of the puerile behavior and speech of our President-Elect. HERE is another story on the interaction
- Once again, he demonstrates that he is both thin-skinned AND vindictive. It might be acceptable to issue a public statement that he disagreed with Ms. Streep’s characterization of his demonstrating the handicapped reporter’s mannerisms. However, he went far beyond that point.
- Anyone that says anything that tweaks him is an enemy, to be slapped down hard…so, he starts off his rant by slagging her reputation, trying to weaken her comments with insults.
- He lies…blatantly, and almost constantly. To me, the above recording does show him mocking the reporter. In addition, his remarks about Ms. Streep are without merit either. She is not “One of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”. Even today, she can command the screen better than even 10 copies of the donald all clustered around squeaking for attention could do. She was NOT attacking him but was decrying his actions and speech, as well she should, as it was an ugly moment among too many ugly moments in the campaign. Finally, “100th time?” that seems a bit exaggerated, although it might be at least half way to the truth.
- His volatility is a problem (More on that in a bit). Do we REALLY want a person who can launch Nuclear Missiles in the position to do so, when he has shown that he is a chicken-hawk, and not only could become angry at a slight by a world leader, and launch, and, has a proven history of asking “What good is there in having Nukes, if we cannot use them”.
There are many more, of course, but I have commented on them in other blog entries this year, and, they are well documented on line. To get back to that point about volatility for a moment, though, I wanted to pass along this commentary by Keith
Olbermann. He is a very insightful, and articulate man, and recently posted a video aimed at the donald cultists in specific, and all Citizens in general, why he thinks there is something wrong with the donald. and offering suggestions on how to prepare for drastic action. He has known the donald for 20 years or more, and has interviewed him a number of times. This, to me, enforces the seriousness of his words. If you have not seen it, I strongly suggest you watch, and consider THIS VIDEO ESSAY. It is a powerful indictment of the donald, and bears serious consideration. Keith has lost his job at several News Channels because of his focus on the truth, and his outspoken rants that gore the ox of powerful people. One of the somewhat chilling things about this essay is that this is no rant…it is as calm and balanced as can be…He Means It. Not to dilute this entry, but I suggest visiting Olbermann’s YouTube Channel and watching other examples of his work. He is not always correct, and sometimes I feel he has gone over the edge…but, overall, he is one, IMPRESSIVE voice.
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