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David Cassidy’s Dementia

 

You are getting old. Bad news, I know, the first day after coming into work after a long weekend, but it must be said. David Cassidy will always be a teenager in my mind. I preferred him to his showy rival Leif Garrett and his brother Shaun.  Turns out that Mr. Cassidy has dementia. He […]

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The Trump Effect

 

Presidents Day. L.A. Off in a drizzle to my 12 step meeting. It has been raining steadily here most of the winter. It’s like living in a dimly lit aquarium. The “climate change” nuts had been telling us that we humans had caused the drought and now we were going to have 500 years of […]

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John Irving and the New Fascism

 

It all sounds so righteous. Soooo tolerant. There is the Oscar-winning novelist John Irving (in 2000, for the screenplay of his novel The Cider House Rules) saying this as the Oscars approach: “In our community, tolerance of intolerance is unacceptable.” And there it is. The Orwellian world view come to Hollywood. What, pray tell, is […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos Confounds Bill Maher [Full Video]

 

Milo Yiannopoulos loves riling all the right (actually the Left) people. Bill Maher seemed bemused in the face of a man who is actually politically incorrect–something Maher ceased being many moons ago.  Milo admitted to Maher that he wasn’t really a conservative, but then, neither is Donald Trump. He said that he’s a single-issue guy. He’s […]

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The Athlete as Activist

 

God help us all as we have entered a new era, that of the athlete activist. There was a time in American life when Hollywood celebrities could accept an award or speak in public without breaking into a lecture to the little people about how the world would be tolerable to them if only we […]

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Ashton Kutcher’s Impassioned Plea to Help Victims of Sex Slavery

 

Today, Ashton Kutcher testified in front of a Congressional committee urging the Senators he talked to to help fund software that can track sex traffickers on the Dark Web. It’s a must-watch. The Texas Tribune featured an exposé today about one young sex slave and her experience. It is absolutely heartbreaking. A snippet: No one […]

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Joy Villa Is A Great American!

 

For the first time that I can recall, I’m sorry I eschew awards shows. The other night at the Grammys, singer-songwriter Joy Villa wore a red, white and blue dress that had “Make America Great Again” on the front and “TRUMP” on the back hem. It’s not clear whether Villa is a Trump supporter or […]

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Buzzfeed: Bob Tyrrell Got Trump When No One Else Did

 

Go read more about The American Spectator’s founder here. A tidbit: Tyrrell is a charismatic, spry, and unaccountably handsome 73-year-old whose mainstream political influence peaked during Ronald Reagan’s first term. **** Tyrrell’s Spectator was a hipster National Review, his generation’s Jacobin: It was where you’d read everyone from George Will to Bill Kristol back when […]

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Lady GaGa Was Political Enough

 

Leftists at the L.A. Times are unhappy: Lady Ga Ga missed her moment to say something “profound.” Here’s Mikael Wood’s two cents: This was her moment to say something profound (or at least grandly scaled) about American acceptance — yet she passed, seemingly eager to move onto the infinitely lighter-weight “Just Dance,” for which she […]

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Why Milo Matters

 

Quin Hillyer, writer and reporter here at the American Spectator, wrote something today that I found astonishing. Rather than argue with him via email, I thought I’d put my argument here at the blog and we can hash it out in public. Here’s what Quin wrote about the controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos: On the other […]

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