The man who plays the Incredible Hulk is angry: “angry that we are still debating climate change,” angry about fossil fuel investment and more. Using the far-left environmental website Grist on June 17, Mark Ruffalo leveraged his fame and popularity to rage about the supposed danger of fossil fuels, and pushed his goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. That goal was implausible at best, given the technological limitations, expense and intermittency of renewable sources. Of course, Ruffalo’s acting and directing has made him rich enough that higher energy bills wouldn’t hurt him too badly. “I became an activist... continue reading
Jezebel called her “badass” and “inspiring.” Vogue deemed her a “heroine and lightning rod.” To Cosmo , she’s the “the talk of the nation.” Yet, most of all, Maryland state attorney Marilyn Mosby is now known for being controversial. Last month, when she criminally charged six Baltimore police officers with the death of Freddie Gray, Vogue got it right: Mosby sent “ripples of both outrage and relief across the country.” Many believed that her judgment — revealed in a press conference less than two weeks after Gray’s death — came too swiftly. “Legal experts” interviewed by Vogue were surprised by... continue reading
Perez Hilton, popular foul-mothed celebrity commentator, has an acting gig – Danny Tanner – otherwise known as the father from Full House. Thankfully, it won’t be on a revived version of the TV show, but a musical, set for an August premiere in Toronto. The plot will follow Tanner as he “loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible Dad Speeches (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Follow Danny's wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget.” (Saget’s stand-up comedy is infamously not family friendly.) Hilton... continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New Deal-era farm program on June 22, saying it was unconstitutional for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to force raisin farmers to give the government their crops without payment. ABC, CBS and NBC never reported on the legal fight or the latest court decision, which was more than a decade in the making. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne, reversing the Ninth Circuit’s previous ruling favoring the USDA. “Any physical taking of them [raisins] for public use must be accompanied by just compensation,” Chief... continue reading
Since the Charleston shooting, media outlets have used the violent act to agitate for gun control, banish Confederate flags and smear conservatives. The New York Times did this last week and again this morning with Scott Shane’s article, “ Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S. ” While Shane primarily avoided using the term “right-wing,” he linked to the New American foundation study that calls these acts of “homegrown” extremism, “Deadly right-wing attacks.” Shane isn’t the first one to cite the New America study; CNN has used it multiple times and The Times itself wrote a similar article just... continue reading
Megyn Kelly and Kevin Spacey have their eyes set on the White House. The Fox News anchor and the House of Cards producer recently announced their plan to co-create a new presidential drama called The Resident . This will be Kelly’s first foray in the entertainment world, but Spacey’s fourth production set in the White House. The new series, adapted from a similarly titled book , will take a look at the relationships between presidential service staff and the first families from the Kennedy through Obama administrations. According to the book’s author, Kate Brower, the story is a sort of... continue reading
On June 20, a rally in support of traditional marriage drew between 300,000 and 1 million people to Rome. No major news reported on the event, which is strange, considering how much they love reporting on marriage-centric marches. No one would accuse popular media outlets like USA Today , CNN, and ABC News of ignoring the gay marriage movement, or gays in general. They spent gallons of ink and minutes of airtime on pride parades in the month of June, but they couldn’t spare a drop or a second for Sunday’s rally in Rome. Reported by USA Today , 150,000... continue reading
A comedian and a college student walk into a bar … but what follows had to be censored, since it wasn’t PC. Earlier this month, Jerry Seinfeld kicked off a great debate questioning the place of political correctness in comedy , highlighting his policy of avoiding PC college campuses. He was soon supported by fellow comedians Jeff Ross, Bill Maher and others, who agreed that “PC police should try … not taking themselves so seriously, not taking everything so seriously.” But things came to a head last week when a college student himself responded to Seinfeld in an open letter... continue reading
Tucked away in an article about how recycling has become a losing proposition and recycling companies and facilities are deeply in the red, was a surprising reason. “Trying to encourage conservation, progressive lawmakers and environmentalists have made matters worse. By pushing to increase recycling rates with bigger and bigger bins — while demanding almost no sorting by consumers — the recycling stream has become increasingly polluted and less valuable, imperiling the economics of the whole system,” Aaron C. Davis of The Washington Post wrote on June 20. The companies are losing money trying to sort through and dispose of non-recyclable... continue reading
It’s quite an accomplishment, overturning millennia of understanding about marriage. In just a couple of self-obsessed and nihilistic generations, we’ve managed to render that sacred pillar of civil society more or less meaningless. We’ve degraded it into just another “right” in the never-ending list progressive activists demand, judges arbitrarily invent, and bureaucrats uphold at the expense of actual constitutional rights. But boy did we have help! Marriage was in a lamentable state anyway, stripped of religious significance and “til death do us part” seriousness. But it’s the media elite’s relentless normalization of homosexuality that has really done it in for... continue reading