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The changes keep a’coming; Tillerson is out

Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. The change was announced by a number of outlets before the Trump tweeted out the news himself.

In addition to announcing the ousting of Tillerson, Trump said CIA Director Mike Pompeo is his next choice for secretary of state. Additionally, the Donald also said Gina Haspel would become the next head of the CIA.

These moves come soon after Hope Hicks, the director of communications at the White House, and Cary Cohn, the chief economic advisor, both announced their intentions to leave.

The personnel turnover with this White House is pretty astounding. But given that Tillerson reportedly learned of his firing the same time the rest of the world did when Trump twitted the news, the high turnover can’t be a surprise.

Honestly, who would want to work with someone who operated in that fashion? I get the President of the United States is a busy person, but with as much as Trump apparently has his phone in his hand, given his frequent Twitter posts, wouldn’t have taken much to dial a number.

But at this point, it’s not if someone else will leave\be fired from this White House, it’s when.

-BZ

 

 

Hillary’s latest elitist, condescending comments shows she’s still not sure ‘what happened’

Hillary Clinton is not the President of the United States. She will never occupy the Oval Office, never be the Commander-in-Chief.  Never. Won’t happen.

But ever since her monumental, historic upset loss to Donald Trump, she has been a quest, a mission, if you will, in order to find the real reason why she lost. How could a woman who was First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State lose to a billionaire businessman with a reality TV show and a penchant for saying whatever pops into his head? How could that happen?

Well, Hillary’s not sure, either. However,  in the time she doesn’t seem to have grasped the answer, yet. She’s blamed everything from her poorly run campaign, Bill and sexism. Whatever Hillary has to tell herself to get to sleep at night is her problem and frankly, her delusion.

And her latest condensing, snobby, elitist, smug comments in India proves the woman hasn’t got a clue.

The fact that anyone could think this way, let alone say it out loud is astounding. She literally blames “backwards” Middle America.

While Trump is in no way a perfect president. The more Hillary speaks, the more we should all be grateful she will never, ever be referred to as Madam President.

-BZ

Trump, GOP big reasons for Oprah candidacy buzz

Hollywood held one of their biggest self-righteous, self-congratulatory nights, The Golden Globes, this past Sunday evening. It’s a night set aside for the Hollywood Foreign Press (all three of which Pres. Trump seems to be thoroughly against) to recognize the year’s best in film and television.  However, it often devolves into an evening of predictable wins, pretentious, woke speeches and oh so clever jokes directed at the most prominent Republican politician at the time.

Don’t worry, Hollywood didn’t disappoint, they delivered on all fronts. But the biggest takeaway wasn’t a quick-witted swipe of Pres. Trump by this year’s mundane, forgettable host, Seth Meyers. No, instead the biggest moment, the one that still has everyone still talking came courtesy of none other than Oprah Winfrey.

Ms. Winfrey was honored with a lifetime achievement award and delivered a speech that was seemingly, absolutely breathtaking, marvelous and stupendous.

Now, I unlike apparently hordes of other people couldn’t care less what the woman says, does or thinks, including her showstopper Sunday evening speech. But now the media as well as all the celebrities are talking about Oprah Winfrey as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

WARNING: Up until this point, you’ve likely been reading along in silent agreement, maybe even slightly nodding your head “yes,” but this is where things are probably going to go south. I’m probably going to lose you, make a few of you mad, but it must be said: Pres. Donald Trump and the GOP share a fair amount of blame for all the Oprah 2020 talk.

In 2016, Republicans got caught up in the cult of personality. Donald Trump, the wealthy, businessman, reality TV star – a celebrity – decided he wanted to run for president. At first considered someone without a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, he began saying one outrageous thing after another and soon began getting more and more attention and started rising in the polls. He mocked and ridiculed his opponents all the way to the White House. Sure, it may have been funny, but a fair amount of Republicans, whether they want to admit it or not, got caught up in the hype; they were sold on MAGA.

Now, anyone who has ever paid attention to the world of politics knows the pendulum always swings back the other way, and usually with much more force. Did we really think Democrats wouldn’t float out names, come back with someone richer, more popular? Celebrities are all Democrats. Thus, I present to you Oprah Winfrey.

She’s well-known and for the most part, universally liked (unlike Pres. Trump). She has tons and tons of money, had her own popular television program, and has millions of Twitter followers. She’s a celebrity. Sounds an awful lot like someone else.

Now, all she needs is a slogan and she’s set.

But, but you may be saying: how does a simple, solitary speech set the stage for a presidential campaign for someone who has never, ever run for political office?

Fair enough. Have you ever heard of Ben Carson? 2013 Prayer Breakfast?

I’m not saying I think Winfrey will eventually run for President of the United States. I don’t. What I am saying, what is important to remember, is to not get caught up in the cult of personality – don’t buy the hype. And Republicans most certainly did last presidential election. At the end of the day, they are politicians – Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, [insert name here] – and will let you down. Putting your hope in a politician and believing him or her will remarkably change your life is straight up ridiculous.

Just because someone is rich, popular, has millions of followers on social media, a highly rated television program and a slogan doesn’t make them a great, qualified candidate for office.

– BZ

 

 

 

Hollywood, do get back to entertaining at some point

Last night Hollywood celebrated and recognized the best in television at their annual Emmy Awards. Stephen Colbert served as host to the yearly bash of millionaires giving other millionaires awards for doing their jobs. Anyway, anyone who thought the entire occasion wouldn’t devolve into a series of pretentious Hollywood celebrities espousing their highly sought after thoughts and feelings on Trump were only kidding themselves.

Right off the bat, host Stephen Colbert hits Trump about his pardoning of Joe Arpaio, the that fact the Trump never won an Emmy as the reason he ran for president, and even replayed a clip from a debate. He also had a crack about Emmys going to the winner of popular vote, unlike the presidency.

Did you get that witty and clever joke? It’s supposed to be funny because Trump won the Electoral College and not the popular vote. Then the entire room applauds the brave remark, apparently having never heard of the Electoral College.

What is this thing of which you speak?

But never fear, several others felt the need to let us know their highfalutin opinion about President Trump.

Kumail Nanjiani, while presenting some award for something, cracked that those who have the ability to run, jump and scale walls, the very people the president fears/doesn’t like.

Additionally, Alec Baldwin sarcastically thanked the president, saying he’s your Emmy Mr. President, which of course received a roomful of applause. Because of you know, groupthink.

Kate McKinnon, in her acceptance speech, thanked Hillary Clinton? Possibly because if she didn’t she would’ve been named in Clinton’s book as a reason she lost the election.

But the most galling, sickening and utterly disgusting display of Hollywood being Hollywood last night goes to Lilly Tomlin and Jane Fonda. The trio of actresses came together because they made a movie together three decades ago and for some reason they felt we needed to be reminded of that fact.

Anyway, Fonda and Tomlin go on to say that it’s 2017 and they will not be controlled “by a lying, egotistical bigot.” Yes, because the president is controlling you, keeping you from making millions playing make believe.

Hollywood is a place for entertainment, and the soon those who inhabit that town realize it, the better. No one, at least anyone I know, has sat back and thought, “Before I vote, I wonder how Alec Baldwin or Lilly Tomlin feels on this candidate? Would they approve of my choice?”

C’mon, asking Hollywood for political advice would be like asking Hollywood for guidance or direction on marriage or morality. They don’t exactly have the best track record in either of those areas. And one could make the case that they don’t exactly have the best record in the area of entertainment, a lot more shows are canceled than stay on and as far as movies are concerned, just look at this summer’s box office returns.

But once again, at the next award show, those who get paid handsomely to portray someone else will likely feel the need to tell us what they think about Trump or the hot topic of the day. And if you do feel the desire to tell jokes, bash Trump, at least make them somewhat funny or clever.

But, Hollywood, here’s a thought and stay with me on this one: How about just entertaining?

-BZ

Hillary Clinton still can’t properly evaluate her loss

Unfortunately, failure is a part of life. Whether it be not making the team, not getting into your dream school or any other scenario where we fall short of the intended goal, failure is something everyone deals with more than we’d like.

Now when failure inevitably strikes, there are really only two ways to deal with adversity. The first, and the most commonly used coping tactic is to externalize, blame outside forces for why I didn’t get what I wanted. The second is to simply examine oneself, internalize the defeat and look for areas in which to improve for the next opportunity.

In the case of Hillary “pantsuit” Clinton, she encountered monumental failure. Losing a presidential election to a man with no campaign/governmental experience, has a penchant for making up words and who throws Twitter temper tantrums on the regular. It was a layup. A sure thing. Clinton was destined to be the first female President of the United States.

Except, it didn’t happen that way. She lost. Trump won. He’s in the Oval Office and she’s giving speeches at luncheons, much like the one she gave Tuesday afternoon. During her talk/speech, she gave a very simple explanation for why she failed to beat the Donald: It was someone else’s fault.

According to the former First Lady, FBI Director James Comey is responsible for her loss. Clinton claims that if not for Comey coming out and informing Congress on Oct. 28 that the FBI was investigating a new batch of previously undiscovered emails between Clinton and Huma Abedin.

She even goes so far as to say that if the election were held Oct. 27, she would be in the White House.

Yes, that’s right Hillary. If not for James Comey and that dreaded calendar, Madame President would be our reality instead of just your wild fantasy.

Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it was James Comey who put an illegal, unprotected server in your basement. It was also James Comey who instructed you to completely botch Benghazi, falsely informing the American public, saying that a Youtube video was responsible for the attack when that wasn’t the case at all.

As I recall, it was also James Comey who pushed you to label an entire group of people as a “basket of deplorables.” He was also the fellow who set up your campaign’s itinerary and is to blame for not scheduling events in Wisconsin and Michigan. And he also forced you to run a campaign completely devoid of fresh ideas. Instead, Comey decided you should spout stale Democratic talking points and your laughably bad “I’m with Her” slogan.

If I remember right, he was also the same guy who gave you the totally unearned reputation of being untrustworthy and underhanded.

Yes, shame on you, James.

Despite the fact that most of the media was pulling for you, Hollywood celebrities were out on the campaign stump singing your praises and that the Democratic Presidential Primary was essentially fixed in your favor, it was still James Comey’s fault.

No, it couldn’t be that you possess the charisma of a wet mop and exude the warmth of an industrial freezer.

As is often uttered, your attitude, your thinking is exactly why Trump won.

You had the layup of elections, Mrs. Clinton and you threw up a brick.

But don’t worry Mrs. Clinton, you can rest easy knowing that you were fouled on the attempt and James Comey was the referee who turned a blind eye during the shot.

James Comey is the reason for your failure, not you at all.

That darn James Comey.

– BZ

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