Monday, January 9, 2017

Off-Topic: Meryl Streep -- Patriot And Hero

If 45-Elect thinks she is "over-rated" -- that is all I need to hear. It makes me all the more eager to see what she had to say.

Do watch the Washington Post's annotated version. It is excellent.

. . . .Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award — basically a lifetime achievement award — but didn’t say much about her career. Instead, she spent the minutes allotted to her to speak critically of the current political climate and Trump, although she did not mention the president-elect by name.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me,” she said. “It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. . . .”

Onward now on a warming Monday here -- looking forward to BHO 44's farewell address tomorrow, and a DePaul Vs. Marquette matchup this weekend. "Hidden Figures" tied "Rogue One" on a snowy weekend for most of the nation, as the top grossing film, too. . . Smile. . . .


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