Follow the money - trying (once again) to unseat President Trump

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This time, it's the coronavirus. The Kung Flu. The Wuhan disease. From Daniel Greenfield writing at Sultan Knish:

Who's Funding the Coronavirus Political Trolls?
Everyone gave something.

Steven Spielberg and his wife gave $100,000. His former partner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, gave another $100,000. The producers of Lost gave over $50,000. Jett actress Carla Gugino also chipped in.

Not to relief efforts dealing with the coronavirus, but to a hate campaign against Trump.

Everyone has their own brand of patriotism, and for some Hollywood celebrities, that meant giving big to Pacronym: a sleazy money machine targeting President Trump run by Tara McGowan. McGowan, a former 60 Minutes vet reporter turned Obama hack, was supposed to brilliantly transform Dem campaigning with innovative tactics like seeding fake news through fake local papers under Courier Newsroom, and Shadow Inc: the mysterious company behind the Iowa caucus disaster.

But McGowan has never found a sewer she couldn’t crawl out of and is relaunching her reputation by using the coronavirus crisis to run digital ads attacking President Trump. And donors to Pacronym, a PAC affiliate of McGowan’s Acronym, a non-profit, which somehow ties in with for-profits and a PAC, include Hollywood celebrities, writers, CEOs and financial whiz kids, helping divide America during a crisis.

Sleezy people. Just because you can act a decent character on screen does not make you smart. It does not mean that you have a better handle on reality than us normals out here. Stick to what you are good at and leave the rest of us alone - thank you.

Much more at the site - Daniel does a good job of following the money. Kurt  Schlichter has this wonderful rant at Town Hall:

The People Our Loser Elite Look Down Upon Are Saving Our Bacon
Here are some people who are useless, especially now: Performance artists, diversity consultants, magic crystal healers, sociology TAs, members of the mainstream media, and gender-unspecified entities who brew kale kombucha.

Here are some people who matter, especially now: Soldiers, nurses, truckers, cops, the guy who stocks the shelves at Ralphs, farmers, and that dude rebuilding your roof.

A bit more:

Our elite is full of self-important morons who contribute nothing but more dumb in a time when the only thing we have a surplus of is dumb. The real hero is the guy who trucks in a load of whole wheat bread, ribeyes, and low-priced cabernet to the Trader Joe’s, not the Prius-piloting sissy with a Maddow fetish who shops there. The people our elite laughed at, scoffed at, poked at, are the very people who are going to rescue us from the mess that same elite helped make.

True words - more at the site.

Let's see:

  • Steele Dossier? FAIL
  • Russian Collusion? FAIL
  • Meuller Report? FAIL
  • Impeachment? FAIL

What are these idiots going to try next? I am reminded of that wonderful quote from Robert Anson Heinlein:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

I have done most of these and do not consider myself to be exceptional - this is stuff that people just do when needed. I have not planned any invasions, I have not butchered a hog but I have done many chickens and ducks and a deer or two (as a teenager with help). Not poetically inclined so the sonnet is out. Not set a bone but I am trained in first aid and could. Not planning to die anytime soon but when I go, I hope it is gallantly. Everything else I have done. I would like to see the track record for our cultural elites. They are wearing clothing from the emperor's tailors.

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