So there they all were, those described as being the hottest talent in television and all gathered in one place and to do little more than to celebrate themselves at the 68th annual Emmy Awards. And yet with all of that supposed talent amassed there in that one big room, he who was arguably the night’s biggest star was not even in the room. Because it was Donald Trump who both presenters and winners seemed almost compelled to talk about. Now while refused to subject myself to the goings on, I did hear how these buffoons couldn’t help but talk about Trump. Why is it that anyone other than leftwing kooks even bother watching awards shows anymore? After all, they’ve become so predictable, and just oh so tedious. Over the years I think we’ve all become quite familiar with how it that nearly every awards show, be it the Emmy, Oscars, or Golden Globes, or even the Espys, typically go. One seems to be a carbon copy of all the others.
You see, it’s always during the opening monologue and presenter-introductions that the host of any of these shows will go out of his, or her, way to skewer conservatives, and in the case of Sunday’s Emmy Awards, it was the Republican presidential nominee, complete with all the requisite Hitler-references. And of course the smug audience stacked with privileged 1-percenters will laugh heartily at conservatives’ expense. Most, if not all, of the awards will go to smug 1-percenters who believe that by scripting, directing or acting in some idiotic late-night sit-com they are doing nothing less than God’s work. And in accepting their award they will use their acceptance speech as a soapbox from which to “thank Hitlery Clinton” and lecture us Philistines on the importance of providing equal opportunities to women, transgenders, Hispanics, blacks, refugees, the disabled, pigmies, circus performers, etc, etc, etc.
Host Jimmy Kimmel who, I must admit, I have never been a fan of, apparently got the Trump ball rolling early by blaming ‘Apprentice’ producer Mark Burnett for what he said was allowing Trump to rise to prominence on national TV. Kimmel said, “If it wasn’t for television, would Donald Trump be running for president? No, he would be at home right now quietly rubbing up against Malaria while she pretends to be asleep,” Kimmel joked, apparently intentionally mispronouncing Melania Trump’s name. And it was this hapless boob who then went on to say, “Thanks to Mark Burnett, we don’t have to watch reality television shows anymore, because we’re living in one.” And he added, “I’m going on the record right now, he’s responsible. If Donald Trump gets elected, and he builds that wall, the first person we’re throwing over is Mark Burnett.” A line that I’m quite sure earned him a rather sizable big laugh.
But Kimmel was far from being the only celebrity to reference Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Because it was in accepting the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, ultra-liberal kook Louis-Dreyfus actually apologized for her role on Veep. She said, “I’d like to personally apologize for the current political climate. I think that Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire, but now seems like a documentary. So, I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.” Despite the relentless politicking, rumor has that Sunday night’s show was eminently more watchable than last year’s ratings-disaster broadcast on Fox with Andy Samberg at the helm. But since I didn’t watch last year either I really don’t know if this year’s telecast was any more watchable or not. I suppose whether one enjoys watching such antics depends a great deal on the reason that you’re watching in the first place.
And as the festivities progressed it was ‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway, onstage to accept the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series, who ended her speech by triumphantly shouting “Topple the patriarchy!” and then let loose on Trump in a backstage interview. Soloway said “Transparent’s” second season storyline that went back in time to the Holocaust was “incredibly timely” given the state of the presidential race. In her view, Trump’s position on immigration and law enforcement is akin to the dynamics that led to Hitler’s rise to power. She said, “Jews were other-ized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing.” Soloway went on to say, “He’s other-izing people. He calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants; he blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems; he makes fun of disabled people, this is otherizing with a capital ‘O.’”
It then that this crackpot, Soloway, went on to say, “He needs to be called out at every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes,” Soloway told reporters backstage. “He’s a complete dangerous monster, and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will.” This is the level of insanity that has now invaded our society . While there was once a time that I actually enjoyed watching these shows, that was back during a time when those accepting their awards limited their speeches to thanking “Mom and Dad”, or their supporting cast, or the many people involved in making their job easy. So as you can plainly see it’s been decades since I last watched one of these idiotic examples of self-congratulating, egotistical imbeciles coming together to applaud themselves. These shows log ago ceased being entertaining and became nothing more than insulting.
Personally I’m hoping that those who have promised to leave the country, many of whom were in the audience that night, if Trump wins, will make good on that promise. These Hollywood losers certainly do regard themselves and their opinions as being worthy of being listened to, but they don’t fool most of the folks in flyover country who consider them to be the lowest of the low. And at a time when we now have the FEC making noises about regulating sites like Drudge, and Brietbart as if they’re political contributions, I wonder if the same will go for events like this, or the selective editing of CNN or their blatant on air admissions that they’re in the tank for Hillary. Frankly, I doubt it. And then we have Barry, Hitlery, Cuomo and DeBlasio, Communists all, who actually welcome terrorists into our country. Killing us off is what they want! They prefer to restock the well with people who have never known freedom and will take to their ways and commands.
I long ago stopped going to the movies, and these days I watch very little television, as most of the shows pretty much suck. Although I will confess that I do watch both Game of Thrones and Black Sails. I have very little tolerance for these holier-than-thou individuals who seem to think that just because they can act or sing or play some sport that that somehow makes them a better person than me. No, all that it does is to make them a better actor, or singer or athlete. And that’s all that it does. It doesn’t make their opinion on any given subject any better than mine. And when you stop to consider the fact that a significant percentage of these loons weren’t even smart enough to make it all the way through high school you come to the conclusion that anything they have to say on nearly any topic is all the more meaningless. These clowns who have contributed absolutely nothing to society feel free to criticize a man who has employed thousands.