Liberal Bill Maher criticized progressives because the University of California at Berkeley, cancelled a speech by right-wing author Ann Coulter. She was later re-invited. (The Blaze, April 22, 2017 See I can cite conservative news outlets.) He called attempts to stifle speech by progressives as the "liberal version of book burning" on his HBO show Real Time.
Yes, I agree with Maher. Come on my fellow liberals. We believe in the Bill of Rights. You know, The First Amendment which guarantees free speech. And that means tolerating speech we don't agree with. Because it's out of this marketplace of ideas that truth can come out. The First Amendment protects conservatives as well as liberals.
Second, it is wrong for liberals to resort to violence when protesting these right-wingers. We, liberals are better than that. Don't give right-wing conservatives ammunition to attack our ideas based on lawlessness. Think about Gandhi and how he achieved justice through non-violence.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The new international trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has Keira Knightley in it. For you who don't know the series, she was in the first three films. I guess I'm going to have to look at Pirates of the Caribbean: At the World's End to see how they write her and her love Will (Orlando Bloom) back into the new sequel. Anyway, check out the trailer below. Knightly shows up at the 1:04 mark.
Monday, April 17, 2017
I was vaguely aware of this song. But when I played Grand Theft Auto, I believe it was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, I got to know it again. The song was "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool and the Gang. You can dance to it at the club. Thank you Lentarian for posting this on Youtube.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time to get happy and dance. Here's Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine with the song "1-2-3." Look at the hair of everybody in the video! Well, it is 1988.
Some of you are flying this weekend, so remember sometimes airlines overbook flights and if it's the airlines' employees who need the seats, bad things can happen. Ask the doctor who was dragged off a United Airlines flight. So, enjoy this video from Jimmy Kimmel and his riotous parody ad for United Airlines as you wait for your flight. Caution fake ad has bleeped out cuss words. Enjoy.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
In this hilarious Saturday Night Live skit, it's President Donald Trump with Bill O' Reilly on his Fox News show. Alec Baldwin plays both. And he's even better as O' Reilly than Trump. In real life Trump defended O'Reilly against sexual harassment charges. So, enjoy the irony of this skit. Emmy Award winning material here.
In this Saturday Night Live's cold open, the show asks the question, "Why did poor white people vote for Trump?" I mean he stands for nothing that helps them. In the skit, Alec Baldwin as Trump visits Boone County, Kentucky to listen to his poor white supporters. I wonder why Kentucky hated Obama so much. Hmm... Obama vs. Trump. Didn't hate Democrat Bill Clinton. What is the difference? Hmm.. .