Actress Meryl Streep gave a barn-burner of a speech at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards in which she scorched President-elect Donald Trump without ever mentioning his name.
Mediaite.com reported that as Streep accepted her lifetime achievement award, Streep lambasted Trump and defended Hollywood, immigrants and the media.
“Who are we? And What is Hollywood anyway?” she asked in a slightly hoarse voice. “It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola (Davis) was born in a share-croppers cabin in South Carolina.”
She mentioned several other star performers who hail from diverse backgrounds before saying, “Where are their birth certificates?”
She continued, “If you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”
She then called out Trump without saying his name calling his campaign one of 2016’s “powerful performances.”
Trump’s campaign, she said, “sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter- someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart.”
“When the powerful use their position to bully others,” she said, “we all lose.”
She then offered Americans of all stripes disheartened by the election a priceless piece of advice that she received from Carrie Fisher.
“Take your broken heart,” she said, “and make it into art.”
Watch the video, embedded below:
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."