Newsweek: How to Have a ‘Woke’ Thanksgiving

Today is a day of gratefulness for all to contemplate that with which we’re blessed in life and to remember, no matter the circumstances, there’s always something for which to give thanks.

Also, according to our friends at Newsweek, it’s a perfect opportunity to ‘civically engage’ friends and family.

Yes, that’s right.

If you’re a member of the ‘woke’ class of Americans evolved with a heightened sense of cultural awareness, you should take advantage of the holiday to open the eyes of narrow-minded, knuckle-dragging, conservatives who need to be educated on things like ‘Native American struggles, hunger and poverty, global warming’ and other leftist causes du jour.

And while you’re at it, feel free to skip the turkey in favor of a plate of tofu or some organic lawn clippings.

In all seriousness, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Conservative Alerts!

May the blessings of liberty continue for you and yours.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

While most of us are hoping to get through Thanksgiving without having to fight about politics with loved ones at the dinner table, our friends on the left — as usual — are plotting to use the occasion to “civically” engage us.

Newsweek writer Carlos Ballesteros came up with some great ideas for the “woke” community to employ as they continue in their endeavors to enlighten their backward relatives. His suggestions for Thanksgiving table conversation topics include Native American struggles, hunger and poverty, global warming, football player head traumas, and the ravages of the most reviled president in history — President Trump.

“Thanksgiving offers a unique opportunity to civically engage with those closest to us,” Ballesteros writes. “It’s the dirty work all democracies depend on.” Yes, apparently leftists believe it’s their civic duty to lecture their Neanderthal relatives about controversial issues at holiday gatherings.

He continues unironically: “So, in an effort to promote thoughtful discussion, here’s Newsweek’s guide to having a conscious, or ‘woke’, Thanksgiving.”

Being woke at Thanksgiving apparently involves bringing up the struggles facing Native American communities at the dinner table.



Resurrection of Conservative Cable: Mark Levin to Fox News

With the ouster of Bill O’Reilly and the defection of Megyn Kelly, Fox News was pronounced to be on life support as the conservative cable news network that dominated ratings for more than a decade.

With rumors that Sean Hannity might also jump ship, FNC was in a tailspin as MSNBC began winning ratings wars overnight.

And then suddenly something happened: the Murdochs reversed course from the whispers of transforming the network into something entirely else when they promoted both Hannity and Tucker Carlson to better slots and pulled a hat trick with Laura Ingraham.

Mark Levin addition to the cadre restores the network as a conservative powerhouse with Levin’s constitutional and legal background.

Look for MSNBC to move back into position as the left’s favorite me-too network.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Bombastic, controversial and unabashedly conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has reportedly been slotted into the weekly programming schedule at Fox News.

The show, which Levin said will be called “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will launch in late February and will air Sundays at 10 p.m.

“I was approached and it was very enticing,” Levin told CNN. “The format will be long-form interview, where we discuss philosophy, history, economics and the constitution as they relate to current events and the state of the nation.”

Levin said the program would feature guests who are “not necessarily prominent people but people who are consequential in various fields.”

The show will air for an hour during prime time every Sunday in place of a rerun of Sunday morning’s “Fox News Sunday” program.

Levin, who also hosts a show on Conservative Review’s CRTV and a eponymous popular syndicated radio show, is a former Reagan official and the author of several books, most recently 2017’s “Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progessivism.” He’s been a New York Times bestselling author seven times.



Hypocrisy on Women’s Rights: Liberals Have Nowhere to Hide

With Hollywood, New York networks and now Democrats on Capitol Hill exposed for their serial groping and harassment of women, the question that demands an answer is whether liberals were ever really serious about women’s rights.

Harvey Weinstein opened up a massive can of worms in which the hypocrisy of the left is being exposed to the antiseptic of sunlight, and liberals are really unhappy about it.

This isn’t an excuse at all for instances of scandal on the right (eg Roy Moore), but liberals have now lost all claim to being the champion for women.

What’s now very clear is that, like black and Hispanic voter blocs, women have simply been exploited by the left as just another chattel minority on the Democrat plantation.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

To ask the question why liberals have been such hypocrites about their treatment of women and about women’s rights is not to say that conservatives haven’t been.  They have. And some of their actions have been pretty bad. But by comparison, GOP hypocrisy in this area has been quite literally dwarfed by the Democrats.

Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are the most recent spiritual fathers of this atrocious behavior. Both extreme sexual predators — Teddy to the extent of walking away from the corpse of Mary Jo Kopechne and other improprieties, Bill for, well, practically everything from rape to cigars — they were revered as American heroes for decades by their party with but glancing and forced (in Clinton’s case) attention to their abhorrent, often illegal, personal behavior and complete disrespect for and objectification of women.

It’s only during the recent deluge of revelations precipitated by the Harvey Weinstein unmasking with seemingly half of Hollywood (almost all of whom are liberals) being accused of myriad forms of sexual assault, gay and straight, not to mention an escalating number of politicians (Franken) and media personalities (Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush, etc.) under fire, with undoubtedly more to come. that some Democrats are finally facing reality after twenty-five years of near complete prevarication.

In essence, liberalism is a charade.  Only the surface counts.  The reality is immaterial.  You are what you say you are, not what you do.  Even if that reality turns out to be the reverse of what you said it would be, or even causes a catastrophe, personal or political, it doesn’t matter.  You already said the “right thing.”  You’re one of the good guys.


Issues, Media

Poll: A Third of Devoted Fans Ditch NFL, Not Coming Back

Since the NFL’s public feud with President Trump, it’s favorability ratings, viewership and ticket sales took a nosedive.

Then after losses in the millions, both in dollars and fans, they quietly began to pull back on the politically-correct stick in hopes of regaining some altitude.

But a new poll has demonstrated it’s too late to save the plane. According to the WG Sports Survey, almost one-third of devoted fans who watch an average of 14 games per year have bailed on the NFL.

What’s worse for Goodall and company is that they’re not coming back.

They’ve opted instead to watch college football, basketball or baseball.

With the NFL, Hollywood and Big Media scandals, Donald Trump’s populist revolution is being vindicated.

He couldn’t have asked for a better environment in which to ramp up for 2020.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Nearly one-third of the National Football League’s best fans are blowing a whistle in disgust over the season of political protests, according to a new survey.

The WG Sports Survey, singling out fans who watch at least two football games a season, found that 32 percent have an “unfavorable” view of the game. Another 63 percent had a favorable view.

The shocking unfavorable number is twice as high as for any other team sports. Baseball’s unfavorable rating, for example, is just 6 percent, truly making it America’s Sport.

“The data shows when it comes to brand image, almost one third of the NFL’s potential fan base (those who watched at least 2 games) had an unfavorable view of the NFL. This contrasts with the fan bases of other sports which enjoy stronger, more favorable brand images. What was particularly interesting was looking at the contrast with college football which had 24 percent more favorables (and 23 percent less unfavorables) than the NFL among its potential fan base,” said the analysis from the Washington-based Winston Group.

Overall in the new poll provided to Secrets, the NFL recorded a remarkable plummet in its unfavorable rating from just 23 percent before the first kick off this year to 40 percent, the highest of any sport. It’s favorable rating dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent today.



Media, Politics

Harassment Is All the Rage: GHW Bush Draws Another Accuser

It’s like deja vu all over again as the air of harassment and scandal is like a neo-French Revolution. With so many accusations flying around, it’s difficult to discern which cases are the real enchilada and which ones are simply #metoo opportunism.

In the same way, thousands of innocent French nobles had their heads lopped off in the guillotine due to accusations of treason.

A laundry list of top-rated actors, producers, and directors are being joined now by politicians in which the obvious question is this: is anyone immune to frivolous claims?

Now comes another accuser against former President George HW Bush who argues that she was groped at the age of 16, long before he was in a wheelchair.

But, regardless whether this claim is legitimate, the one point few are making is really the crux: that liberals came to the defense of Bill Clinton’s exploits in the Oval Office — arguing that it really didn’t matter — set the tone for a public discourse in which predatory men got the message loud and clear.

In a post-Monica Lewinksy world, nothing was off limits…until suddenly we remembered we have standards of conduct to uphold.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Yet another woman has come forward to accuse George H.W. Bush of groping her buttocks in a photo op. But this one is different: the girl was sixteen years old at the time. Fake News Time Magazine reports:

Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics.

But Corrigan was crushed by her encounter: Bush, then 79 years old, groped her buttocks at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency where Corrigan’s father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush, Corrigan said. Corrigan is the sixth woman since Oct. 24 to accuse Bush publicly of grabbing her buttocks without consent.

“My initial reaction was absolute horror. I was really, really confused,” Corrigan told TIME, speaking publicly for the first time about the encounter. “The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, ‘Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?’”

This is the sixth such allegation against Bush. But the girl’s young age makes this one more shocking than the others. Sixteen years old is one year younger than my daughter. What’s more, the previous “wheelchair excuse” Bush has used to defend against most of the other groping allegations doesn’t fly this time:

Previously, McGrath said Bush “has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner,” additionally attributing the act to his diminished height after being confined to a wheelchair since 2012. Bush was standing upright in 2003 when he met Corrigan.

One other alleged victim says she was groped by a standing H.W., in 2006.



Bill Maher: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ if Dem Primary Was Rigged

Donna Brazile’s book has exposed one of the most corrupt political campaigns in history — for a candidate who may still be considering another run.

But Bill Maher thinks it ‘doesn’t matter’.

During his recent interview with Brazile about her book, he had the audacity to opine: “Can we put the Bernie-Hillary thing aside?…it doesn’t matter, first of all, now. It’s over.”

That Hillary’s operation may have run afoul of federal election law should just be swept under the rug? Not so much. If Maher’s thinking sounds familiar, it should.

It’s exactly the same thing Hillary said about Benghazi.

So, according to elite liberals, if a crime is in the past, we should just forget about it.

Um, tell that to Robert Mueller.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that it isn’t important now whether the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged because the primary is over.

While speaking with former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Maher stated Democrats spent 2017 “stuck in 2016. Can we put the Bernie-Hillary thing aside? That great divide. I mean, that’s what all the controversy was with your book, that the elections were — the primaries were rigged.

And, you know, it doesn’t matter, first of all, now. It’s over. And also, the policy differences between the Bernie folks and the Hillary folks were really small to begin with.”



Fake News for Hire: CNN’s Role in the Russia Dossier Scandal

As the Russia dossier scandal continues to reveal the ties between Hillary’s campaign, the DNC, the FBI and Russian sources, one element in the whole story that’s not being reported is CNN.

A few weeks back the Project Veritas released damning videos showing CNN’s admission that the so-called Russia-collusion story was a ‘nothing burger’ but that the network was out to get Trump anyway.

Now, details have come to light that might explain it all.

The reporter who has taken the lead on the story for CNN is Evan Perez.

And just a little investigation has revealed that Perez is best pals with the founders of Fusion GPS, the firm paid by Hillary to create the Russia dossier on Trump.

So, the Democrats hire a firm to build a hit story on Trump, using FBI sourcing material, and that material is given to CNN in order to drive the media narrative of a ‘stolen election’.

Which is the original storyline hatched by Hillary advisor John Podesta, also caught up in the Uranium One scandal.

It’s a twisted web of lies, corruption, and deceit.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

CNN’s reporting on the Trump-Russia dossier has left out at least one crucial fact: the close ties between the network and the opposition research firm at the center of the dossier controversy.

CNN’s reporting on the dossier, led by justice correspondent Evan Perez, has been favorable to the firm, Fusion GPS, and hyped the dossier’s credibility. Left out of Perez’s reporting, which has relied largely on unnamed sources, is his personal closeness to Fusion GPS’ operatives. Fusion has repeatedly been described in Senate testimonies as a smear-for-hire operation that manufactures misleading or false media narratives for its clients.

Glenn Simpson, the Fusion co-founder most often associated with the dossier, is used to working on stories with Perez. As reporters at the Journal, Perez and Simpson regularly co-authored stories on national security.

Another Fusion founder, Tom Catan, worked as a reporter for the Journal at the same time as Perez and Simpson. The third Fusion co-founder, Peter Fritsch, worked above Perez and Simpson as the senior national security editor.

Simpson and Fritsch left the WSJ in 2011 to launch Fusion. Perez jumped from the paper to CNN in 2013. Another longtime Journal reporter, Neil King, left the paper to join Fusion in December 2016.

Photos posted to Facebook underscore the personal closeness between Perez and the Fusion GPS operatives. One photo posted by Perez shows King, who left the Journal for Fusion in December 2016, and another man posing for a picture at The Bullpen, an outdoor bar right outside of the Washington Nationals’ stadium.



Latest Global Warming Propaganda Flick Bombs Bigly

Hollywood (hereafter ‘Harveywood’) just doesn’t get the clue even though American voters and moviegoers have been dropping it repeatedly for years: increasingly fewer people are buying the global warming conspiracy hype these days.

So, given the obtuseness of big box movie execs, they thought it’d be a fantastic idea to blast out another hyperbolic global climate disaster movie.

Geostorm bombed on its opening weekend despite spending triple-digit millions on production and marketing.

They’ll be lucky to break-even. But they may not notice too much whilst fighting to defend the existence of Harveywood itself.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

No fewer than four multimillion dollar wide releases dropped into your local multiplex this weekend. Not counting promotional expenses — we have the $38 million Only the Brave, the $35 million The Snowman, and the $120 million(!) Geostorm. Walloping all of them at the box office, is Tyler Perry’s $25 million Boo 2: A Madea Halloween.

That is right, y’all, by the time Monday morning arrives, a comedy starring a guy dressed as a fat woman will have hauled in more money ($22 million) than a firefighter disaster flick ($6.2 million), a serial killer flick ($3.7 million), and a big-budget disaster movie ($12.2 million).

Let me start out by saying that I have nothing against Perry’s Madea movies. I’m no snob. The man delivers most every time. If you are looking for a few solid laughs wrapped in 90 minutes of escapism sprinkled with old-fashioned values, there is good reason Madea is a cash cow.

How in the world, though, did Geostorm lose its balance and crash to the ground like Hillary Clinton on a bender?


Media, Politics

Larry Flynt Offers Millions for Dirt to Impeach Trump

Larry Flynt, second only to Hugh Hefner, is responsible for more indecent exposure and the objectification of women in America than another person.

As a king-pin of the porn-obsessed, he’s given more reason to second guess the limits of the First Amendment than most.

And now he’s taking full advantage of the freedom of speech and association with an ad offering ten million bucks to the person who can produce demonstrable evidence of an impeachable offense for President Trump.

He’s publicly acknowledged that any effort at present to move forward with impeachment wouldn’t rise to the occasion of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’, so he’s willing to pay for some that are.

This is either a nothing burger or it could motivate someone to come forward who would otherwise remain silent about such details for fear of a defamation suit.

This could get interesting.

Here’s more from Redstate…

The profane and obscene eating the profane and obscene.

Hustler magazine, one of the few publications I’m sure our current adulterer-in-chief likely approves of, has decided to ooze out of the open sewer that makes up its home and become politically “woke.”

Larry Flynt, the repugnant smut-peddler, is offering a $10 million reward for any information that leads to the impeachment of President Trump.

Liz Claman, a Fox News Business anchor tweeted out a full page Washington Post ad, detailing the reward offer. Flynt later retweeted the image, so you know he’s not hiding from it.

Calling Trump “illegitimate” and attacking the electoral college along the way, Flynt goes into the reasons he feels impeachment is a necessity.



NBC Spiked Bombshell Story on Weinstein Harassment, Rape

Until now we’ve been sitting back on the Weinstein scandal not wanting to get mired in the tabloid nature of the story.

But certain elements of the latest revelations finally warrant comment.

According to reports, allegations of harassment and rape by Harvey Weinstein were the subject of a proposed story by Ronan Farrow earlier this year. But NBC decided to spike it.

In fact, these allegations go back a decade or more with numerous leftist media outlets turning it down.

And before the New Yorker finally spilled the ink, there were no signs of comeuppance for the Hollywood sleaze.

That he was able to perpetuate such a highly coordinated campaign of abuse right under the nose of industry poobahs demonstrates both the double-standard and hypocrisy of the big-media left.

Donald Trump was dragged through the mud over his stupid locker room comments, but Harvey Weinstein was given a pass for years on his actual criminal behavior.

It’s interesting how in the world of the pro-woman left, no one wants to admit what everyone knows until finally one of them gives permission.

Then suddenly everyone is a truth-teller. Sickening.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

NBC News passed on a story by contributor Ronan Farrow that it allegedly possessed in August about three separate rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein that eventually appeared in the New Yorker Tuesday, according to a report.

According to the Huffington Post, Farrow’s bombshell Tuesday report — in which three women, including actress Asia Argento, accused the movie mogul of rape — “was in NBC’s hands as recently as August, according to multiple sources both inside and outside the network.”

The Huffington Post reported:

By then, Farrow, an NBC contributor and investigative reporter, had already obtained damning audio of an encounter Weinstein had with a woman, in which Weinstein admits to having groped her… Instead, Farrow’s story — and the audio, from a 2015 New York Police Department sting — appeared Tuesday on the website of The New Yorker.

According to the outlet, NBC had “concerns” with the way Farrow’s story was sourced.

The New Yorker report contained a two-minute audio clip reportedly taken from a 2015 NYPD sting against Weinstein, in which the producer is heard begging a model to enter his hotel room, and appearing to admit to groping women in the past.

After the allegations against Weinstein were made public, Democratic Party politicians, as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC), have pledged to give away Weinstein’s contributions to charity.

In a statement, the DNC claimed they would give away just $30,000 to left-wing organizations, despite the fact that Weinstein donated nearly $250,000 to the organization since the 1990s.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued a statement Tuesday on the allegations against Weinstein, five days after the New York Times first published the story about decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. Weinstein hosted a $33,000-per-plate fundraiser for Clinton at his Manhattan home last year, though it was not immediately clear if the former candidate would return or donate any of the money, as other Democratic politicians have done.

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Clinton said in a statement issued through her spokesman, Nick Merrill. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

A number of celebrities also spoke out Tuesday about the allegations against Weinstein, including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck.

In another bombshell report from the New York Times published Tuesday, actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rosanna Arquette, among others, disclosed their own encounters with Weinstein during the early part of their careers.


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