Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quick Hits: Volume CXXXVII

- My appreciation and enjoyment of someone's work in the entertainment industry is not necessarily impacted by their political beliefs. I'd enthusiastically attend a Bruce Springsteen concert or willingly go see a movie starring Matt Damon (Stuck on You being a glaring exception) despite them being hardcore leftists. However, I'd have an expectation that entertainers would be cognizant of the fact that approximately half their fans don't agree with their lefty politics and thus would steer clear of inflammatory rhetoric.

But if I were a fan of a certain raunchy comedienne? I would not have such lofty expectations.

About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an "orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster."

Loud booing from a vocal, but small minority of the arena crowd started about halfway through the show, when Schumer's raunchy humor veered into more topical matters, including gun control and the presidential election. She has been a vocal advocate for stricter gun laws since a man opened fire during a showing of her movie Train Wreck last year, killing two young women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, in Louisiana, and was an early Hillary Clinton supporter.

She made it clear she doesn't understand how people can support Trump. At one point, she asked for a Trump supporter - preferably one with sleeves, she told security personnel - to join her up on stage to explain their enthusiasm for Trump. One fellow did, but he said he was voting for Trump mainly because he doesn't trust Clinton. When some audience members booed, the actor/comedian invited them to leave and also asked security to remove anyone booing.

Again, I personally would not even attend one of Schumer's shows since I would have zero expectations of her not spewing leftist pap or that I would even emit a laugh at her "comedy."

- You can pretty much come up with as many double entendres as you so desire regarding a certain campaign bus engaging in sh*tty tactics.

Photos of a Hillary Clinton campaign bus allegedly dumping human waste into a storm drain have prompted police in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to launch an investigation. The incident reportedly occurred Tuesday morning on Georgia's Grayson Highway, while the "Forward Together" bus was between campaign stops.

In photos snapped by a local businessman, liquid can be seen "seeping out from underneath the Clinton bus," The Hill reported. When police arrived on the scene, they reportedly found "toilet paper scattered everywhere and a foul smell." An employee at an auto parts shop along the highway also reported seeing a bus dumping sewage.

Who knew that cousin Eddie was part of the Clinton campaign?

- I've made no secret of the fact that Florida senator Marco Rubio was my preferred GOP candidate for President. Sadly that didn't come to fruition.

In a recent U.S. Senate debate against his Democrat opponent Patrick Murphy, Rubio's statement on the life issue only galvanized my admiration of this man.

The current GOP presidential candidate has been hit with October surprises such as audio of him describing how he would sexually assault women and then some women coming out saying how Trump did to them exactly as he described in said audio.

If nothing else, it certainly makes me long for a candidate whose worst deeds appeared to have been traffic violations.


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