A lot of people who are paying for Netflix are starting to reconsider what their money is supporting after the channel added a film called “Cuties,” about a dance troupe of scantily-clad, twerking, highly-sexualized pre-teen girls that critics are denouncing as just short of pedophile porn.
A spokesman for Netflix claims the film is a “social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” but it begs the question, do you really have to depict the sexualization of young children in order to take a stand against it? I agree with his comment against “the pressure young girls face on social media and from society” to act like sexualized adults, but do they not see how viewers might assume that pressure now includes Netflix?
If Netflix wanted to spur societal action with this movie, it has. The hashtag #CancelNetflix is trending on Twitter, and a Change.org petition to remove “Cuties” and cancel Netflix over it and other programming that exploits children and mocks people of faith has, at this writing, garnered over 610,000 signatures. So congratulations, Netflix! Mission accomplished!
JOB CREATOR JOE?!?
Some more food for thought for those who believe Joe Biden’s claim that he’ll be better than Trump at creating jobs: two new studies looked at the ramifications of Biden’s vow to ban fossil fuel leases on public lands. They estimate that it would cost 62,000 jobs in New Mexico, 120,000 jobs in Texas and 200,000 jobs across the Gulf Coast region. That would also result in billions of dollars in lost revenues to those states.
But hey, don't worry. I’m sure they’ll all be replaced by jobs building windmills!
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS THINKING OF VOTING DEMOCRAT...
I keep hearing about people, particularly suburban moms, who will vote for Biden because they don’t like Trump’s brash style or pugnacious personality. Frankly, I think that a lot of them, who vote primarily based on protecting the safety of their families, must be thinking harder about that as they watch the violence and anarchy in Democrat-run cities, Biden’s long silence about it, and the threats by the radicals to bring it to the suburbs (you can sense the suburban trepidation by looking at skyrocketing gun sales figures.)
But if you know someone who is still thinking of voting Democrat simply because Trump sends mean Tweets, then please share this article with them. It’s by someone who admits that he doesn’t like Trump’s personal style, either. He says he doesn’t want to vote for Trump. But he’s going to, because, like it or not, the only way to vote for policies that preserve what has made America great and that make sense for all Americans instead of policies that will destroy this nation is to vote for Trump.
It's time for all voters who care about America's future to do what all thoughtful people do: ignore Twitter and vote for Trump.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT RULES AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP
A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York unanimously ruled against President Trump’s efforts not to include illegal immigrants in the Census counting that determines how many House Representatives states get. So if you live in a state with fewer illegal immigrants, you’ll get less representation in your own government than a state that’s let in a lot of illegal immigrants to overrule the wishes of actual US citizens.
This is yet another reason why we need four more years of Trump. Because putting Biden and the Democrats in charge will stack our courts with judges who would prioritize illegal aliens over the rights of US citizens.
On that topic, here is a newly-released list of 20 people that Trump would consider nominating to the Supreme Court in a second term. They include solid Constitutionalists and even a couple of Senators: Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, to help make liberal heads explode.
Trump also called on Joe Biden to release the names of judges he would nominate, but he said Biden hasn’t done it because they’re so far left, they couldn’t withstand public scrutiny. Or maybe his campaign hasn't told him who he'd nominate yet.
THE NFL RESUMES
Last night, the NFL finally started its season, with the Chiefs and the Texans debuting the League’s new ultra-PC, social justice, pro-BLM attitude – and it’s safe to say that it was not a hit with fans. The NFL gave us SJW slogans painted on the sidelines, and the “black national anthem” before the real National Anthem. Yet despite the severely limited crowd, when the Texans didn’t come out during the National Anthem, and several Chiefs linked arms while Alex Okafor knelt and raised his fist, the reduced crowd’s booing was still plenty loud enough to be audible on TV.
The booing got the expected reaction from the leftist Twitter trolls, who accused those who booed of being racists. I have a word to describe that claim, but I don’t use language like that. These people (most likely never NFL fans anyway) can take their straw man and go stuff it. The booing wasn’t because football fans are pro-racism. It’s because they’re fed up with paying good money to be accused of racism and of having one of the longtime unifying, non-political, all-American events ruined by leftwing political grandstanding that disrespects America.
Nobody’s telling the players they can’t say anything they want when they aren’t on the clock. I wonder, if those people criticizing the fans went to buy a car, and the salesman said they couldn’t take a test drive until they sat through his speech about how great Trump is, would they respect his First Amendment rights or would they go to the manager and demand that he be fired for inflicting his personal politics on customers in the business place?
And did it never occur to these players that as people who have become millionaires for playing a game, what ingrates they appear to be when they insult the fans and the nation that’s given them such incredible blessings and opportunities? Did it even occur to them that they were showing disrespect to the flag and the National Anthem on the very eve of 9/11?
I think one of the best comments I saw on this came from Free Republic commenter smvoice, who wrote, “I hope these (bleep) owners and players are haunted with memories of the good times when the stadiums were filled with die-hard fans excitedly doing the Wave. Then I hope they find themselves looking through the classified jobs ads and suddenly remembering they never learned to read.”
LINE OF THE DAY
This is a terrific article by Michael Thau that digs into the data on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus to show that the government’s reaction to it has been deadlier than the virus itself.
But even aside from the massive amounts of information that you likely won’t see anywhere else, this deserves a click just for the best line I’ve seen all week:
“It’s the Dem panic and not the pandemic that’s responsible for the high death tally.”
THE REAL SPIRIT OF 9/11
A big salute to these Huck’s Heroes, the US Army pilots who were told it was too dangerous to go into the smoke-filled canyons and save 300 campers from a California wildfire – but they went in anyway – twice!