As it is all other years, the celebrity obsessed media started 2017 by reporting on the mindless dribble that came gushing out of the mouths of the TV and film stars who have no one around them to explain to them that because they are famous it doesn’t mean their bright or have even the slightest grasp on the current political situation in the US or the world. Still, former drama students, assume, wrongly of course, that America, indeed the world, needs to hear their views on climate change, immigration, and any and all other national concerns.
Let’s start with Anthony Bourdain.
“The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the up swell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now” Anthony Bourdain on Donald Trump’s victory.
He’s a classic example of the smirking, contemptuous, privileged guy who lives in a bubble and comes across as an effete snob from the suburbs who can get bitchy about anything American (Bourdain says the most disgusting thing he has ever eaten is a Chicken McNugget……really? Of all the food in the world this I what you came up with?) while singing the praises about anything outside the United States.
Bourdain was raised in the wealthy town of Leonia, New Jersey, the son of Gladys Sacksman, a staff editor for The New York Times.(Of course) and Pierre Bourdain a classical music industry executive for Columbia Records.
So now you can see how the multimillionaire Bourdain would feel such a connection to an immigrant from Honduras.
His fellow millionaire and junk television star Donald Trump really gets Bourdain’s panties in a bunch. Trump "offends me" Bourdain said. For the record, Trump has never made mention of his feelings for Bourdain.
An intolerant liberal, Bourdain said he had “utter and complete contempt” (Ouy again with the contempt?) for restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone, who announced in November he would open a sushi restaurant at Trump’s hotel in Washington. “I will never eat in his restaurant,” Bourdain declared in that interview.
In one hissy fit of hysteria Bourdain, said that if Trump were to win the presidency and deport 11 million illegal immigrants, "every restaurant in America would shut down," and restaurant owners share his sentiment because "they'd be up the creek. ... It is really, really getting hard to find people to do the jobs."
However what Bourdaine won’t get all prissy about, hell, he won’t even mention it, are the slave wages his restaurants pay cooks, dishwashers and wait staff. Nor will he mention the total and complete lack of benefits and vacation time their given and that’s why the jobs are difficult to fill.
Of course in Bourdain version of reality the United Federal Government is organized and efficient enough to deport 11,000,000 illegals in four years. In Bourdain rich kid view of the world everyone who works in a restaurant is South American and illegal (They aren’t) and that holding that view isn’t bigoted because he’s a great white rich liberal.
Let’s assume Bourdaine panic driven statements are correct and the US Government, the same guys who purchased $4.50 hammers for $1,500.00, are capable of deporting 11,000,000 Hispanics….would every restaurant in America close?
No, they wouldn’t. Restaurants survived for hundreds of years in America before the invasion of illegal immigrants into the country. What would happen is this; Restaurants and air heads like Bourdaine would have to start paying the help a living wage.
Bourdaine, a prep school educated white man’s white man and a former cocaine, heroin and LSD user, did have some use for the kitchen help as he wrote “"We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in refrigerator at every opportunity to 'conceptualize.' Hardly a decision was made without drugs. Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we'd send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get.”
Sending a hapless Spanish-speaking busboy into the line of a potential narcotics arrest is okay. However deporting illegal Spanish-speaking busboys who take jobs from US citizens is a bad thing.
Coming across as annoyingly immature, the twice married-twice divorced Bourdaine produced a show entitled “France: Why the French don’t suck” proving to me anyway, that this rich kid from Jersey is a dolt. Don’t think he’s a dolt? Sit back and listen to his limited vocabulary and rambling belly button gazing philosophies and think about it again.
Next we have Rosie O’Donnell, a woman married to a woman who thinks Donald Trump is mentally unstable.
O’Donnell, who was once voted America’s most annoying celebrity is a conspiracy theorist on the destruction of the World Trade Center and once compared American soldiers to terrorists and who said "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam."
She also a conformed racial bigot who once used a series of ching chongs to imitate newscasters in China. In her apology to an outraged Chinese-American population or what Time called a "pseudo-apology", O'Donnell said "Some people have told me it's as bad as the n-word. I was like, really? I didn't know that." And then followed up with "there's a good chance I'll do something like that again, probably in the next week, not on purpose. Only 'cause it's how my brain works."
Let’s not forget that she’s done fine work as a religious bigot as well, specifically disrespecting the Roman Catholics. According to O’Donnell the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act led her to suspect that Roman Catholic Supreme Court judges were behind the decision and not the logic of law and later added "I hope the Catholic Church gets sued until the end of time. Maybe, you know, we can melt down some of the gold toilets in the Pope's Vatican and pay off some of the lawsuits because, the whole tenet of living a Christ-like life, has been lost in Catholicism."
And Donald Trump’s the crazy one.
Then we have Bruce Springsteen, a high school graduate who plays instruments for a living who doubts that Donald Trump, a builder, real estate developer and multi billionaire, isn’t competent enough to be president of the United States.
Springsteen had no such doubts about Hussain Barrack Obama whose entire resume prior to being elected president was running for office nor did he have any doubts about professional candidate Hillary Clinton’s ability to be president.
Despite his complete lack of advanced education, Springsteen, who is “disgusted” over the election, is obviously a deep thinker because he has concluded that the working class voted for Donald Trump because they feared diversity. When asked if he would give up making money to ensure America maintains its ideals, he said no, that he would only play a "very, very small part" in keeping things right.
But we must be kind to the old man, (He’s 67, that’s old.) because he’s afraid. He lives in fear, the poor thing, over Donald Trump.
I leave the craziest of the group for last. Lena Dunham.
Lena started out the new year by not leaving the country as SHE PROMISED she would if Donald Trump won the election, showing and telling Glamour Magazine that the ample amount of cellulite on her chubby little legs are a 'triumph for womankind'
“What do I love most about our new ["Girls"'] Glamour Magazine cover, besides the fact that we’re all together, loving each other, I’d say that it’s the cellulite that has been revealed on my thigh. A triumph for womankind”
Well….no, not really. Showing the fat on your legs, Lena, isn’t a triumph for womankind, manhood, any hood at all doesn’t triumph over your fat cells girl. Get over yourself.
Oh, she also said that she was sorry for saying she wished she had an abortion.
If it were up to me I would gladly allow every illegal in America to stay in exchange for deporting this air head. The problem is that no other country would probably take her.