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At this writing, the Chinese communist regime looks ready to crack down on protesters in Hong Kong. It remains to be seen whether the standoff ends in a Tiananmen Square-style bloodbath, but the demonstrations pose a direct challenge to the Chinese government, and Beijing will respond forcefully -- its what authoritarian regimes do.
Apparently, the pro-abortion left holds animals up to a higher moral standard than human beings. On August 8th, the Huffington Post reported that two lion cubs were eaten by their mother two days after their birth in a German zoo. Reporter David Moye called the deaths “tragic.” This is ironic coming from HuffPo, which supports abortion even after the baby is born.
Cross-dressing has been a running gag in cartoons since phenakistoscopes. But in 2019, it’s a super serious form of expression to promote “diversity and inclusion” in children’s TV shows. Netflix’s Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling -- a revival of a 1990s Nickelodeon hit -- will feature a story arc with a transgender character named Rachel Bighead, according to an exclusive Entertainment Weekly report.
Wall Street owns everything: your house, your government, and now your sex life! That is, according to the lewd left. On August 8th, Vice reporter and doomsday prophet Diana Hubbell published an article titled “Banks Have the Power to Ruin Your Sex Life.”
Think of it as Lives of the Saints, except without God and with a whole lot of dead babies. The Guardian honors pro-abortion martyrs -- those who are “forced into hiding” for killing the unborn. In an article posted on August 6th, the lefty publication released the harrowing testimonies of “fearless, defiant, and increasingly angry” abortionists. These sanctified malefactors have “come out of the closet,” boldly taking pride in their work. After all, why shouldn’t you take pride in performing abortions? #ShoutYourAbortions!
On August 4th, two horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shocked the nation. Americans from coast to coast were nonplused that such atrocious acts could be committed by their compatriots, and unfortunately, many are already using these events as political clubs to beat the drum for gun control. They scapegoat guns as the root issue, ignoring the possible cultural influences.
The great cinematic mind that brought us the first tween dream Twilight movie has made the heroic leap to directing feminist fan fiction. According to a July 24 Deadline report, director Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to a lesbian viking film called Heathen -- an adaptation of a Vault Comics series of the same name. The story is a radical twist on Marvel’s Thor, rivalling Disney's upcoming female Thor film.
Add “feminine hygiene products” to the list of anti-PC obscenities, you backwards bigots, because men with lady parts may get offended. The girlishly-named Pink News is leading the charge against overly feminine labels with transgender YouTuber Jamie Raines at the mantle. In an interview published on July 25th, the pseudo-heroic Raines explained that periods are not exclusive to females, making the case against “female-orientated” sanitary products.
On July 25, Variety released an interview with Jamie Bell about his role as a neo-Nazi in the movie Skin. The award-winning British Billy Elliot star who recently featured in the Elton John biopic Rocketman, gave his comments about the current state of racism in the world, believing that white supremacy has been emboldened by President Trump and saying, "Trump leaves me hopeless.”
Pro-abortionists are using tropical fruits to “demystify and destigmatize” abortions. Vice writer Marie Solis bragged that she “learned how to do an abortion on a papaya” according to an article published on July 24. Two weeks ago, they were using watermelons. Maybe next week they’ll cut into a mango and make punch.
On July 23, New York Magazine published perhaps the most egregious case of liberal insanity you will ever find in printed text -- a story you have to read to believe. The 7,000-word true story was written by journalist Kera Bolonik, and it encapsulates the mangled family lives and harrowing decadence that is characteristic of our country’s most elite institutions.
On July 21st, a Demi Lovato fan account leaked a picture of Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato with Democratic candidate Kamala Harris. Another picture was posted a day later on Harris’s Instagram account. The pictures showed the pop star trio joyfully wrapping their arms around the lefty presidential hopeful at a campaign fundraising event (strikingly similar to a picture of Jay Z and Beyonce at a Hillary Clinton event). Though the three stars seem enthusiastic, none of them made a peep about the event on their social media accounts.
On July 22nd, former Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu appeared on CNN New Day to discuss the stripping of her title. According to Zhu, Miss World America revoked her title because of her political opinions. The beauty queen gained massive popularity in 2016 as a pro-Trump Chinese immigrant and is active on her @PoliticalKathy Twitter account. During the interview, Alisyn Camerota unfairly isolated a tweet from Zhu about black-on-black violence without providing full context, insinuating that the tweet was racist.
The Top Gun sequel is set for release next June, but all is not right with Maverick. It seams the producers have bent the knee to strongman Xi Jinping in Beijing. On Twitter, Globe and Mail reporter Mark MacKinnon noted that the Top Gun: Maverick trailer features Maverick’s iconic leather jacket; however, the new rendition removed the original Japanese and Taiwanese flag patches. MacKinnon later revealed that China’s Tencent Pictures is one of the main producers of the new Top Gun which explains the change.
Thoughtful political opinions add to the appeal of Miss America contestants. That is, unless they are anything right of Bernie Sanders. On July 18th, Pro-Trump Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu claimed that she had her title revoked for refusing to wear a hijab and for tweeting “insenstive” political statistics.
On July 17th, Fox News interviewed a polyamorous “throuple” consisting of a married couple and their girlfriend. Cathy and Thomas Keen have been together for the past decade and share a 7-year-old son. They also share a 27-year-old girlfriend named Nicole Everett. Nicole and Cathy worked together for a dating app for “open-minded couples” and singles called “Feeld.” The two were friends before Cathy introduced Nicole to her husband.
Apparently, audiences can’t get enough of the teen rape, masturbation, drug abuse, and dozens of penises that are showcased on HBO’s Euphoria. The popularity of the show has convinced the network to renew the grotesque drama for a second season. If audiences are lucky, maybe the on-screen penis count will hit over a hundred before the new season premiere.
On July 11th, Huffington Post Highline published an article by Eve Fairbanks about the dramatic rise in millennial nuns. Given The Huff Post’s lefty bent, you would expect the article to be derisive of young conservative women who choose a religious life. Shock: the tone was respectful, appreciating the role of religion in a spiritually-starved secular world.
The left wants to legalize prostitution. Serious decriminalization legislation has already been proposed in New York, Washington D.C., Hawaii, and California. Based on the success of marijuana, the best strategy to legalize something is to advertise it as a good. This is the scheme that The Huffington Post is following. On July 10th, guest writer Antonia Murphy published a piece titled “I’m An Ethical Pimp. Here’s What A Typical Day Is Like For Me And The Women I Employ.” The article described the details of Murphy’s New Zealand “feminist escort agency” that she founded in 2017.
On July 9, Vogue published a cover story about Ariana Grande, including an image of the artist posing sensually in her makeshift studio at her childhood home. The photo is meant to capture her “child star gone rogue” persona (à la Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, and many others) that she has embraced. In the article, the former Nickelodeon star waved off criticism for performing sexual songs, such as hit single “Side to Side,” to 9-year-old kids.