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November 29, 2022

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Kevin McCarthy doesn't have the votes to become speaker:

Chuck Callesto @ChuckCallesto

BREAKING REPORT: There are Currently 20 Firm 'NO' VOTES on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Becoming Speaker...

They put out stories that that means a Democrat or "moderate" might win. Possibly. But I've heard this is a scare tactic put out by McCarthy himself to pressure the Freedom Caucus into voting for him -- the Freedom Caucus wants to extract concessions from him, and McCarthy doesn't want to concede them. So he puts out word that there'll be a Democrat speaker unless the Freedom Caucus votes for him without having to grant them the concessions they demand.

F**k him. If the Freedom Caucus doesn't get its concessions, then I don't care if there's a Republican speaker at all.

McCarthy wants to keep the power to ram through the Establishment/moderate legislation worked out in back rooms and blocking any conservatives from offering alternatives. Again, f*** him.

I'm tired of Potemkin "Democracy," where "democracy" is scripted by (c*ck) writers in the back room and then play acted on the stage.


The RNC has put together a panel of outside advisors to help it figure out what went wrong in the midterms.

The committee, which will be composed of RNC members, should have its findings in the first half of 2023, Politico reported. Mississippi RNC committeeman Henry Barbour and California committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon will lead the review, expected to begin after the Dec. 6th Georgia senate runoff.

A separate "Republican Party Advisory Council" will be formed to bring new voices into the party to help improve minority and suburban female outreach, Politico reported.

Members of the council will include former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Alabama Sen.-elect Katie Britt, Texas Rep.-elect Monica De La Cruz, Michigan Rep.-elect John James and former Arizona senate candidate Blake Masters, according to Politico.

The article notes that Lee Zeldin, who made a creditable but failed bid to oust Kathy Hochul as governess of New York, is considering a run against Rona McDaniels to head the RNC.

Lee Zeldin @RepLeeZeldin

Blow up the big tech monopoly.

The sooner the better.

You have my vote, bruv.

Actress Chloe Grace "Hitgirl" Moretz: When I was a teenager, I felt "infantilized" by the older adult mature men who were telling me what to do on set.

Wow, what a surprise. Older men who knew what they were doing told a teenager who didn't know what she was doing, and the teenager resented it and thought that at the ripe age of 15 she already knew it all.

The sad thing is that she still feels this way at 25, when she should be an adult.

But no, she's still just the same stupid sullen teenager who knows everything.

Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed she felt 'infantilised' by 'older men' in the film industry when she was a teen actress.

The Suspiria star, 25, has been acting on screen since the age of seven and had been working for nearly a decade when she got the lead role in Carrie at 14.

Speaking on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast, Chloe told how she felt she got 'pushback' from older men anytime she had an idea and would be 'shot down'.

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'The majority of it was older men for sure who would infantilise me. If I had real things to bring to the table, a lot of the time it would get shot down.'

Chloe added that she felt there was often a 'power struggle' on set as she was the lead in the film but was still a teenager.

I'm a little "plugged in" to Hollywood, and from what I hear, what producers and directors really love is when actors come to them with "new ideas." They just love that. Actors always have such great ideas. That's why they became actors, because they're such great writers and directors and cinematographers. They especially love these great new ideas when they're proposed on the day of the shoot when the lighting's already set up and tens of thousands of dollars are burning per fifteen minutes.

They especially love these great ideas from 14-year-olds, who obviously are filled with wisdom and Lived Experience.

Trash person Meghan Markle has posted her 12th and final podcast episode. She was paid $18 million for this tiny amount of effort.

Meghan Markle today revealed she was a 'huge fan' of the Real Housewives TV series and was starstruck when she twice spoke to its creator Andy Cohen, who has no memory of meeting her.

The embarrassing moment emerged as the former Suits star released the final episode of her Archetypes podcast featuring male guests for the first time after Prince Harry 'suggested' it.

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And in an awkward start to the episode, called 'Man-ifesting a Cultural Shift', Meghan says she has met Mr Cohen on several occasions when she in Suits. But it became clear he had forgotten when he said 'nice to meet you' at the beginning of the interview.

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At the start of the show Meghan admitted that her British husband said she should speak to men on the show, currently 29 in the Spotify charts, to 'shift the gender debate'.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke to host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, movie director Judd Apatow and Mr Cohen for their take on 'the labels and tropes that try to hold women back'.

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She said: 'Now, if you've been listening to the past eleven episodes, you may have noticed that you haven't heard many men's voices, in fact, until now outside of a quick pop, in, from my husband, in the first episode, this show has featured exclusively women's voices.

'It was important to us that women have a space to share their authentic and complicated complex and dynamic experiences to be heard. And to be understood.

There's no quote, but the Daily Mail says that she also spoke to Trevor Noah about... women's periods, so, you know. Dynamite podcasting right there.

Here's how she signed off her 12-podcasts-for-$18-million deal: Whining about being oppressed.

Reading a quote by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos, she said: 'What didn't you do to bury me? But you forgot that I was a seed.'

Some on social media pondered if this was a pointed remark about Megxit.

She concluded by saying: 'I feel seen, I had never considered that in using my voice, that I would feel seen, but I do.


Justin Trudeau appeared on RuPaul's Canadian drag race spin-off. He does like cross-dressing, though usually of the racial variety.

Trudeau told the drag queens it had been "an incredible pleasure to be part of fighting the good fight on the right side" after the show's host congratulated him for becoming the first Canadian leader to participate in a Pride parade and being "such an ally" in a clip of his appearance shared on social media.

"Can we move beyond 'tolerate' and start embracing, and loving, and accepting, and learning from, and being challenged by, that's how you build a resilient society, that's what we're trying to do in Canada, and we've got a lot of work still to do," the 50-year-old rambled incoherently, while wildly gesticulating with his hands.



As mentioned below: As Apple attempts to censor speech in the US -- probably in collusion with the US government -- they're helping the Chinese government stop protesters from speaking securely. They crippled a feature that allowed protesters to talk to each other without being tracked by the government:

Also, Apple changed their iOS Air Drop options so protesters can no longer pass each other information through spontaneous, direct connection wifi. This was one of the main methods of electronic communication the protesters were using. American companies are assisting the CCP's crackdown on protestors. Posted by: bonhomme


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