Category Archives: Left Coast Politics

Hollywood Hysteria over Paris Climate Accord


Immediately after President Donald Trump announced his decision to exit the Paris climate accord, Hollywood’s “geopolitical experts” flooded the media landscape with their madcap predictions and negative prattle.

The action taken by the president should not really have come as a surprise to anyone who is even mildly aware of politics and culture, whether he or she resides on the left, right, or center of the climate change spectrum.

After all, during the election cycle the president, who in his short time in office has already made good on a number of campaign promises, also explicitly said that once elected he would pull out of the accord, due its fundamental unfairness to the United States.

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Dwayne Johnson`s Film Flops Following His Announcement of a Presidential Run


Failing to come close to studio and industry expectations, Paramount/Skydance’s “Baywatch” was a surprising flop at this weekend’s box office.

With a budget of approximately $68 million, its five-day tally was only $26.6 million, while experts had expected it to haul in $42 million during the same time period.

While the film critic community has panned many projects that still end up performing well at the box office, this did not turn out to be the case for “Baywatch,” which garnered a meager 18 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

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100 Days of Protest Theater


Another day, another protest. Over the past weekend various left-wing groups coalesced to make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. for what organizers dubbed “The People’s Climate March.”

Counted among the activist crowds were two of the more well known leftist faces, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former Vice President Al Gore.

As is emblematic of these types of events, a few hundred related marches and/or rallies were staged around the country. Lurking behind the protest events was left-wing billionaire and ubiquitous donor to subversive organizations George Soros.

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Far-left Hollywood Partly Responsible for Crisis in Venezuela


The people of Venezuela are currently suffering through what can only be described as a full blown humanitarian crisis, and some big name celebrities are partly to blame for the nightmarish conditions that are plaguing the South American country.

Venezuela’s problems began when far-left wing dictator Hugo Chavez grabbed hold of the reins of power in 1999, after having failed in a coup attempt to take control six years earlier.

Chavez told the same malevolent tale that socialists always use to manipulate the populace: Each and every person will have an equal share in the prosperity that is sure to come.

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Mainstream Media Slam Jimmy Fallon for Being `Too Soft on Trump`


When Jimmy Fallon returned to host “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, America learned what the mainstream media use as criteria to evaluate today’s entertainment.

Apparently, the quality of writing, depth of material, delivery of lines, etc., are not as important to mainstream media outlets as whether the entertainment content in question sufficiently attacks President Donald Trump.

The same media pundits that praise Stephen Colbert and “SNL” for non-stop anti-Trump programming have found Fallon wanting for his apparent failure to hit Trump hard enough.

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Hollywood Liberals React to Missile Strike on Syria


In response to the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, which injured numerous men, women, and children and took the lives of scores of civilians, the Trump administration authorized a military strike in the region.

U.S. ships in the Mediterranean launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, which struck the Al Shayrat airfield in Syria, the same airfield from which the chemical weapons were unleashed.

In the aftermath of the administration’s military action, Hollywood elites have taken to social and conventional media to let their opinions be known.

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Attacks on Nunes Unwarranted


A sizable portion of the Democratic Party has been busily investing significant media capital to promote the false narrative that Russian interference in the presidential election is to blame for Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss.

Evidently, members of this same intractable liberal faction have now turned their attention toward their next target in what appears to be an endless roster of individuals that the Democrats can go about systematically disparaging, discrediting, and sometimes seeking to destroy, in a political sense.

GOP Congressman Devin Nunes looks to be the next one up. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman recently endured an assault carried out by means of partisan political hyperbole.

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Beyond McCarthyism


Recent actions and rhetoric of Democratic Party operatives and mainstream media figures are evoking the same undesirable label.

From newspaper opinion pieces to social media posts, the ghost of Senator Joseph McCarthy roams the D.C. corridors and McCarthyism permeates the Democrat playbook, punctuated with the leadership’s incessant murmurings of “the Russians hacked the election.”

As fallout of his investigation in the 1950s into Russian connections in the United States, McCarthy was accused of conducting a “witch hunt” and was also indelibly linked to the Hollywood blacklist era.

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Oscars Reveal Hollywood`s Vices


Hollywood used to be a place where larger-than-life celebrities possessed the intangible quality of “star power.”

However, things have changed over the course of time and have done so in a manner that appears to be as dramatic as the cinematic art itself so frequently manifests.

The entertainment industry has been thoroughly transformed by a tidal wave of new technologies. And the ever-present insecurity, of which executives who run the largest studios often speak, has caused a torrent of franchise films, sequels, and reboots to be overrepresented on the marquees of movie theaters across the country.

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Leak Investigations May Lead to Unexpected Places


A mere days before then-president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President Barack Obama expanded the ability of intelligence agencies to share unfiltered telephone surveillance information.

The Obama administration issued Executive Order 12333, which allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to share raw intercepted communications with agencies that include the FBI, DEA, and Department of Homeland Security, among others.

Numerous press reports at the time indicated that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI sought Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign insiders and then-presidential candidate Trump himself during the final months of the presidential campaign.

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