Evening Edition - September 9

September 9, 2020 |

#OSCARSODUMB

The Academy Awards have been suffering a death spiral in the ratings in recent years, but they must’ve looked at the anti-American, leftist tilt of the pro sports leagues and decided that they could do more to destroy their own brand. And so, we get this news.

The “Best Picture” Oscar will no longer be given to the movie that the most members vote for because they think it’s the best picture. Instead, it will have to meet various criteria on a graph of “inclusion” and “diversity.” This is too stupid to even try to summarize, so I’ll quote it verbatim:

“To be eligible for best picture, a film must meet at least two standards across four categories: ‘Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives,’ ‘Creative Leadership and Project Team,’ ‘Industry Access and Opportunities’ and ‘Audience Development.’ Within each category are a variety of criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities.”

Can you tell this was written by a committee (I’m assuming one with members who have cognitive disabilities?) The article says that under these criteria, previous nominees that weren’t diverse enough, like the gangster film “The Irishman,” might not have qualified, no matter how good they were as movies (they should’ve cast a Puerto Rican lesbian as the Irishman.)

You might ask, “What does any of this have to do with whether a movie is good or not?” The answer, of course, is “nothing,” which means that an Oscar will now mean absolutely nothing, except that a movie’s makers managed to check off enough PC boxes on the victimhood flow chart to win a prize from the diversity committee.

This doesn’t actually take effect until 2024, which one hopes gives us enough time for the Academy to suffer flamethrower-like backlash and scrap the whole idiotic idea. They’ve made similar bad decisions recently and quickly rescinded them under pressure. The question is, is there anyone left in Hollywood anymore who has the courage to stand up against the PC thought police and tell them that the Oscars are supposed to be about rewarding quality filmmaking and they can put their racially-divisive victimhood propaganda where the projector doesn’t shine?

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN...

This is an excellent article by Dennis Prager on why there is so much hatred of America among the Democrats these days. It has to do with the replacement of Judeo-Christian values, which teach that we are all born of sin and must take responsibility for ourselves and work to be good and decent people, with secular values, which teach that our problems are the fault of outside “others” victimizing us, like sexism, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, homophobia, etc. etc. etc.

Prager makes a very interesting observation: that he can tell the political affiliation of a black caller to his radio show within one minute because if the callers are happy, they’re Republicans, and if they’re angry, they’re Democrats. This is the result of years of teaching people that they aren’t responsible for solving their problems and finding their own happiness, but that they should feel angry and resentful and blame America for their problems. The rioting and looting we see in the streets now is the poison fruit of all this. Those people are demanding the end of America as we know it.

If, God forbid, they actually got what they want, what do you think the chances are that they would be happy then? Zero. They’d still be angry and bitter and resentful, and have to find someone else to blame for it. I don’t think the Democrats, who see these riots as a way to put themselves back in charge, have thought this through.

DC COMICS BECOMES A FULL-TIME PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Along with Teen Vogue and other media outlets for young people that have become full-time leftist propaganda machines, we can now add DC Comics, home of once all-American heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman. DC is putting out a book called “Wonder Women of History.” They did this before, decades ago, and honored genuine female heroes, like Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Clara Barton and Susan B. Anthony.

But guess who’s on the cover of the new book, depicted in Wonder Woman regalia? America-hating socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s joined by such heroic honorees as Elizabeth Warren, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, raging anti-Semite Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and various other leftwing activists for LGBTQ rights and gun control. Some of the women aren’t overtly political, but there are no examples of conservative female leaders. However, they do include gay activist Malcolm Michaels Jr., a man known by his drag queen name Marsha P. Johnson.

It actually gets worse. Click the link to read a more complete list of the alleged “Wonder Women” (or in some cases, Wonder “Women”) DC thinks your kids should be looking up to.

Say, apropos of nothing, did you hear that last month, DC Comics announced what was described as a “stunning number” of layoffs? I'm sure this will help boost sales. Or at least blue city looters will pick up a copy.

WOMEN REACT

Joe Biden claims women, the poor put-up little dears, just can’t succeed in America without his help. You can imagine how women are reacting to that. About like the women in my family.

CLEAN UP ON AISLE 3

I keep hearing that we must elect Honest Joe Biden because Trump is such a lying liar. Meanwhile, I’ve watched Trump keep or try to keep every campaign promise he made, while I’ve seen Joe Biden tell us he would ban all fracking, then that he wouldn’t ban fracking…that he would mandate mask-wearing, then that it would probably be unconstitutional to mandate mask-wearing…then that he would absolutely defund the police, and then that of course he wouldn’t defund the police, and now (brace yourself) that Trump is the one who wants to defund the police. What?!

Joe may have to get an elastic mask because it’s going to have to stretch four feet to cover his growing Pinocchio nose.

NOT THE SAME

Another person is claiming that Joe Biden has obviously lost some mental acuity and is not the same person he was just a few years ago. What makes this especially concerning is that this isn’t a pundit or politician. It’s the former White House stenographer who was actually paid to listen to Biden talk from 2011 to 2017.

This is a very informative article by Scott Housell at RedState.com on how to really read a poll, and how to tell when a pollster is claiming that Biden has a 10-point lead when the poll actually shows Trump ahead by 3. For those who wonder how I predicted a Trump win in 2016 when we were being told that Hillary was up by 13 and heading for a landslide, this is partially why. Also, I don’t live in a cast iron media bubble and actually talk to Americans.

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  • Ann Buckley

    09/14/2020 11:46 AM

    Your Evening Edition is my go-to reading entertainment for tongue in cheek evaluation of the latest left wing salad speak. Keep on shining your brilliant light on their dark and destructive directives. Can’t wait for your next one!

  • CHARLES and Teresa DICKERSON

    09/13/2020 08:18 PM

    ALL THOSE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES ARE JUST SO LOW CLASS. IT WOULD BE NICE TO BRING BACK SOME REAL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES, LIKE PAUL NEWMAN, CLARK GABLE, ETC. I DONT CALL THESE PEOPLE NOW ANYTHING BUT A JOKE AND EVEN THE MUSIC IS A JOKE. IM SO SICK OF LALAGAGA LALAGAGA AND RAPE SONGS LIKE DONT TOUCH THIS. CANT THEY THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE. ON TOP OF THAT THE BLACKS WANT ALL BLACK AWARDS SHOW BUT THEY CRY RACIST IF THEY DONT GET THE AWARDS IN A MIXED SHOW. TELL ME HOW DOES SNOOP DOG, ICE T AND MANY MORE WHITE AND BLACK GET SO GREAT IN HOLLYWOOD AFTER THEY ARE ALL CRIMINALS? ON TOP OF THAT THE NUDITY, THATS NOT CLASSEY THAT IS ABOUT AS LOW LIFE AS YOU CAN GET - THAT AND THE FILTHY LANGUAGE

  • j. debra halsmith

    09/13/2020 02:02 PM

    Love YOUR humor, Gov!!! Still can't stop laughing!!!
    And a SHOUTOUT to anyone who thinks we should ALL TEAR DOWN THAT "O" STATUE!!! With the new directive for a "Best Film" completed changed, it really doesn't matter anymore anyway!

  • Cory Briggs

    09/12/2020 09:51 AM

    I love a good story and a good movie. I do not like a movie that preaches at me, forces a view point on me, or instruct me how to live. Besides why would I listen to an industry that has history of moral failure? (e.g. Weinstein). Hollywood will either fold up, or the truly good movies will be the ones Hollywood ignores. Hollywood has gone from 'artsy-fartsy ' to just plain 'fartsy '! (Something that stinks with no substance.).

  • Treasure Smith

    09/12/2020 08:35 AM

    I am a retired teacher. In the 90s schools were given free TVs if they would have the students watch a news program every day. It was very liberal. It was called CHANNEL I

    This could help make students liberal thinkers. Is it still in our schools?

  • Simon Templar

    09/11/2020 01:20 AM

    Hollywood was not totally silent. Christie Alley and Kevin Sorbo publicly ridiculed the idiotic Oscar new "rules". And... if we imagine a confrontation between the two parties, the silent, "super-power" team, including Chriss Noris, Silvester Stallone, Schwartzeneeger, Hercules/Kevin Sorbo ,etc (coach Clint Eastwood) would sweep away the democrat team.

  • John Gore

    09/10/2020 12:16 PM

    Too bad Hollywood already made the film "Dumb and Dumber." But there appear to be no shortage of people in tinsel town with "cognitive disabilities."

  • Viviana

    09/10/2020 12:13 PM

    I stopped watching awards when actors started mixing their political correctness years ago, it's a turn off and that goes for sports, too, personal views or agendas should be left on their own time not on the fields or stages. Huge turn off for me.

  • Jacquelyn Etchison

    09/10/2020 10:45 AM

    Gee, the Oscars are leaving out Jews, Indians, & numerous people groups ! It looks like they’ll have to scrap that award-they’ll be too many people with “no talent” & goodness knows how many people will be left out!

  • Nelda Rose White

    09/10/2020 10:18 AM

    Finally got your verse of the day. Thank you.

  • Mark Swart

    09/10/2020 08:44 AM

    There is No Hope for this country. NONE. Total Imbeciles hold sway over EVERY facet of ANYTHING to do with Common Sense. There is NO scenario where Right and Correct and Good and Proper and Decent will prevail. If President Trump gets reelected, the leftists will trash this entire continent (they are a LONG way down that particular road already). If President Trump does NOT get reelected, the leftists with STILL trash this entire continent - they'll just do it with a bit different methodology. "Land of The Free".....? Not Hardly.... I am a decorated, disabled, retired Vet and I assure you that I did NOT sign up to protect and defend this mess that is going on in the USA TODAY...!!!

  • Ann Weigler

    09/10/2020 03:01 AM

    All I can say is, "God Help Us!"

  • William Jakovac

    09/10/2020 12:36 AM

    I’ve stopped watching the Oscars and other award shows a long time ago. The only portion I did like was In Memoriam. Now to Ignore the quality of work of a worthy movie to be chosen by being politically correct (or whatever it would be by then) is just stupid. I am positive viewership will continue spiral downhill.

    Thank you Governer

  • James Evart

    09/09/2020 11:50 PM

    The President should:
    1. Compare the unemployment rates from when Obama took office, left office to just before the virus shut down.
    2. Compare the stock market for the same periods as above.
    3. Compare the GDP for the same periods as above.
    4. Compare the employment/unemployment for indices of women, blacks, Asian, Latino and others.
    5. Mention how the Democrats were against mail in voting until 2016 because of fraud.
    6. Keep showing Democrat juxtaposition and hypocrisy on issues with film clips and other incontrovertible proofs.
    7. Expose how the Democrats are going to try to excite chaos ad overthrowing the people's will by force if necessary to regain power and then try to blame it on the President. Shout out their game plans exposing their plans to the world shouting it from the roof tops for everyone to know what they are up to so that everyone knows their dirty plans to disenfranchise the American people of their elected will.

  • Margot Plummer

    09/09/2020 11:26 PM

    Gosh! I just read the WSJ comments section about President Trump and the Bob Woodward book. I believe every liberal in the country commented. It was terrible. I hope the president can recover from this one. I'm worried.

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/09/2020 11:16 PM

    Thank you

  • Carol Redmann

    09/09/2020 10:24 PM

    Thank you for your wonderful column! Loved the truth, and laughed out loud!!

  • RUSSELL Thomas

    09/09/2020 10:02 PM

    Enjoyed the link to 'polling'

  • Sherry Stone

    09/09/2020 09:32 PM

    Why do they have to ruin everything? They are even trying to pervert Disney movies. Pretty soon people aren’t going to watch any movies. What is the point of having the Oscars if they aren’t even going to be judged for how good the movie is? It’s just ridiculous!

  • Carl T Smith

    09/09/2020 09:30 PM

    I didn't Vote for a Pope in 2016, I voted for someone who I thought MIGHT actually do what he campaigned on! I figured that my one vote would not make a difference but if America kept on the track it was on my GrandChildren would have NO Future. I have been to Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Yemen, UAE, and traveled over most of the oil nations, I even had to travel using a Dutch Seamans papers because my passport was stamped in Israel, while my US Passport was renewed. I have seen Dictatorships, and Socialism OUTSIDE the 4 Star tour all politicians are given. The Media has no idea what they are bringing down on themselves. even being educated beyond thier intelligence falls short of describing the MORONS.

  • Michael Sawall

    09/09/2020 08:47 PM

    We all seem to have forgotten Sleepy Joe's promise to cure cancer when he gets elected president. I remember him saying that, but I had also forgotten. Brian Kilmeade has the audio clip, maybe he will share it with you

  • Wallace Rowan

    09/09/2020 08:46 PM

    Dear Mike,

    We are done with the tripe coming out of Hollywood and seek out either independent films not from Hollywood, or those proactively espousing Judeo-Christian themes and values.

    Meanwhile, the slow, sleepy decrepit Joe will never muster the kind of enthusiasm and support we saw on two Georgia lakes this weekend with massive turnout for Trump-supporting boat parades--similar to many going on around the country.

    First, what flag (or flags) would his Star Spangled Banner-disparaging, anthem-kneeling supporters wave if they could even find their way to a lake and operate a boat? They hate our country and all it stands for and they hate our flag. It was rarely and reluctantly in evidence during their entire DNC convention (same for God as well).

    Second, many of his supporters are brain-washed or brain-dead millennials who still live with their parents and are too apathetic to even operate a car, much less a boat. They're just on board because they heard he'll cancel the college debt they incurred while getting their useless degrees no one offers jobs for.

    Third, the rest of his supporters are Antifa or BLM rioters, looters, insurrectionists and anarchists who have no loyalty to anything other than their own depraved ideology. They won't be loyal to him either. The aged-out simpleton is just a puppet who helps pave their path to full-on destruction of our country. He will be too senile or indifferent to realize what destruction was wrought under his watch (it was the same for Obama for that matter for the eight years our country suffered under his smug stupidity).

    Given the enthusiastic show of support we see all over the country for Trump, these polls have no root in reality whatsoever.

    Sincerely,
    Wallace Rowan

  • Dot Whitley

    09/09/2020 08:41 PM

    From those who have read the Bible we know that things are going to get worse and worse before the end of this world comes, but our prayer is that it doesn't happen at this time. If the democrats win it will be an awful jump forward, and we can't bear to think of it.
    I beg that all true Christians will do a lot of praying. We have been educated enough concerning how the wicked, God hating liberals will change our world that we would do well to get serious about what could happen to our country.

  • Tillie Agnick

    09/09/2020 08:38 PM

    The true dumbing down of America!!!!

  • Gretchen Grant

    09/09/2020 08:18 PM

    I'm guessing the last time I watched the Oscars was when Marlon Brando made it time to express his politic views known. The last movie I saw was "Mr. Rodgers" an excellent film. Before that I have no recollection. I have to wonder how the young people will like seems LGBQXYZ robots running around either destroying the earth or saving it. Thanks for the laugh, Puerto Rican lesbian Irishman. Loved it.