Bringing A Nail Clipper To A Gunfight

Hollywood is threatening a strike until Donald Trump retires…

…well, OK.  Not “Hollywood”.  Just some actors.

Brad Pitt, Amy Adams, Dakota Fanning and Ralph Fiennes are among the A-listers…

…who are not mentioned anywhere in the piece about the supposed strike:

Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump.

Those are the four they led with?

Rosie O’Donnell, whose picture s in the DSM-V under “delusional?”

Debra Messing, who turned all that “Will and Grace” star power into one entire season of The Starter Wife on the USA Network before it got tanked?

Is Ed Asner really still alive?

And…Michael who?  Wasn’t he “Lord of the Dance” 20 years ago or something?

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25 thoughts on “Bringing A Nail Clipper To A Gunfight

  1. These are the same mendacious reprobates that swore to leave the country if Trump won. Maybe if they honor their word they could find work in Canada doing commercials.

  2. From the link…

    Asked to elaborate on why the group is targeting Hollywood out of all the industries in the country as their bargaining chip, the spokesperson argued that Hollywood “is, simply put, the base of the entire modern American culture. It is the foundation of the country, so to speak, the glue that’s holding it together. And think about what happens when you destroy the foundation of a house. It comes crashing down, right?

    Faith and family was the foundation upon which America was built. These nasty creatures are the wrecking ball that brought it crashing down.

    Their victory is so complete, they can comfortably make a statement that any reasonably intelligent person cannot help but make that link to, knowing most Americans under the age of 40 are too busy taking selfies to post on their Facebook pages to care.

  3. Asner would have called for a boycott if John Kasich had won the election. He’s a certifiable left-wing looney:

    First of all, media for the most part is under the control of center to right owners. Fox News dominates in terms of television. I don’t know if people watch it for its carnival aspect. The news is not a progressive-based news, it’s centrist at best. Every other country in the world has papers that reflect very different political parties – France, England, you name it. Not here, all you’ve got here is Republican-dominated newspapers, at best centrist TV networks and in some cases right wing. People are not broad thinkers in our country, but they’re not coached to be.

    http://www.hollywoodintoto.com/ed-asner-interview-fomenting-revolution/?hvid=42aIkT

  4. Michael Shannon was General Zod in “Man of Steel”. I couldn’t tell if Zod was supposed to be on drugs, or if Shannon was really that stiff of an actor and speaker. Hollywood is better off if he boycotts.

  5. Mitch, you have some knowledgeable commentators. Is there a psychologist here? Can someone explain to a hick like me what makes these eccentric Hollywood types think that them not reading scripts is supposed to be some leverage against us to go against Trump? Did my question make sense? Do these goofballs think anyone in the real world would notice if they stopped producing content? Do they think anyone, if they did notice, would care?
    I work 2 jobs in part to pay for my Obamacare premiums. Will they be able to cover their health insurance?

  6. Remember when Ed Asner spoke at a fund raiser for communist terrorists in Central America? I do.

  7. Per Swiftee’s comment, I’m giggling at the notion of Rosie O’Donnell doing ads for Tim Horton’s. Obviously she’s had a donut or two in her life. :^)

  8. A one-month boycott? When plenty of successful actors take months (or even years) off from working?

    That’s the equivalent of a teachers’ strike from June through August.

  9. Dignifying your unemployment status by calling it a strike seems to me to confuse cause and effect….

  10. Sef,

    That is an out fucking standing article, that has some great advice for the GOP legislators.

  11. Has Oprah joined the boycott? If so, it’s time to dump your Weight Watchers stock.

  12. If it wasn’t for the links I’d call bullshit and say this was from the onion or some other ‘fake news’ site. Are we witnessing a full scale nuclear meltdown of what remains of the Democratic party? Will there even be a Democrat party in 2021? I’m actually being serious here. They’ve legitmately gone way off the deep end

  13. Prince, you should see my Facebook friends. All those people that are related to me, or who work with my wife, or that I went to school with, they’re typical Minnesotans meaning they think an ultra-right-wing kooook is somebody like Dave Durenberger or Arne Carlson. They’re still obsessing over every Trump tweet, every Occupy Democrat meme, still frantically grasping for comforting evidence that Trump is Evil so voting against him was just and virtuous. Who cares? It’s over. Move On!!

  14. Occupy Democrats is borderline self parody. Seriously if was to make a fake ultra left group that painted the far left in the absolute worst light I’m not sure even I could come up with some of that stuff. I think at least half the members are trolls like me if the comment section is any indication. And the comment sectionsection are gold, pure gold

  15. Good article. Remember Walking Dead? Georgia pays a very handsome bribe to Big Hollywood to film it in that state. Then Big Hollywood starts telling Georgia what laws it can and can’t pass. How twisted is that. Georgia is like the abused wife.

    And I like the idea of limiting pay CEO and other execs at 501(c)(3)’s can receive. As most conservatives know, most Big Non-Profits aren’t really non-profit. Many exist for the sole purpose of raising funds to pay its execs very good salaries for doing almost nothing (except raising funds).

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  17. Chuck:

    Do these goofballs think anyone in the real world would notice if they stopped producing content? Do they think anyone, if they did notice, would care?

    Look at how much money the entertainment industry pulls in from movies, TV, video games, etc. For as insipid, shallow and ignorant as a lot of them are, they do wield a disproportionate amount of influence on our culture. Just imagine what would happen if SAG and the other big actors guilds decided “Ok, you voted for Trump? No more Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel movies, Star Wars movies, etc” and shut down production. There would be a huge economic consequence. Socially, I don’t know what would happen, but it would not be pretty.

  18. Just imagine what would happen if SAG and the other big actors guilds decided “Ok, you voted for Trump? No more Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel movies, Star Wars movies, etc” and shut down production. There would be a huge economic consequence. Socially, I don’t know what would happen, but it would not be pretty.

    Somehow in such a situation, two thoughts come to mind. First, you get detectives and find younger Tippi Hedrens who have experienced sexual abuse at the “casting couch” to speak up and put half the directors in the city in jail. Second, Sherman Antitrust Act vis-a-vis the SAG.

    My family wouldn’t notice much, though, as we really don’t watch many movies from the past 30 years or so.

  19. Another reason the SAG won’t try that stunt; for every headliner earning seven figures per film, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of people at lower pay grades who can’t survive that much time out of work, and some of them would be “very irritated” at such a situation, to put it mildly.

  20. BB: Since when have union bosses ever cared about whether the union strikers could financially survive a strike? They’re perfectly willing to let the strike go on for so long that the company fires every worker or goes bankrupt. Most union members are so fully indoctrinated that they’re willing to lose their job if the company doesn’t give in to the union’s demands.

    I’ll never be able to wrap my head around that one. Maintain your demands and possibly get fired? Or take a buck an hour less but keep your job? The banks and utilities do not care one iota that you stood for your principles against big management, and ended up losing your job. They’ll still foreclose your house, repossess your car, and shut off your electricity.

  21. Not so sure, Bill. 43% of union members voted for Trump, and quite frankly apart from Caterpillar, I can’t think of a recent, prolonged strike. Union members in general are not as monolithic as they were when their daddies remembered the company store from personal experience, which makes sense.

    Also worth noting is that there are any number of people working in film who are NOT part of the SAG, as far as I can tell. So it’s not all extras dreaming of being a B lister while moonlighting at the local diner, but rather cameramen, prop builders, etc..

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