Mary Louise Streep stirred up a little trouble last night. When she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes ceremony, Ms. Streep said she was, "heart broken," a boor she refused to name--but everyone recognized as Donald Trump--had savagely mocked a disabled reporter back in the early days of the presidential campaign.
She went on to say, "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."
Despite claiming he hadn't watched the show the president-elect was offended enough to put the brakes on the whole transition of power thing in order to respond through Twitter. As always, Trump's push back included a personal insult which ranked around the level of something you'd expect from the average sixth grader. The three connected tweets began at 5:27am and ended at 5:43am. When strung together end to end they read:
"Meryl Streep one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood doesn't know me, but attacked me last night at the Golden Globes.
She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time I never, 'mocked' a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him 'groveling' when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media."
Actually, given what we know of his cruel vindictiveness, mocking a disabled person, whether a reporter, or not, sounds exactly like something Don Trump would do. And for those of us who heard that speech and saw his gyrations at the podium on the night in question there is nothing the man can say which will convince us he wasn't doing just that.
Later today the big orange guy had a little chat with the very dishonest media in the form of The New York Times. During the conversation he said a few things about Streep, "the Hillary lover," and attacks by, "liberal movie people," however the big news was about the inauguration.
According to Donald J. Trump, "We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record setting turn out for the inauguration and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars."
Then came the real bombshell. Trump assured the Times, "All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It's hard to find a great dress for this inauguration."
Why does the man continue to make up shit like this on the spur of the moment? Why, at this late date, does his ego remain so fragile that he must continue to oversell everything connected to him? Hasn't he realized people are going to call him on his crazed hyperbole?
Well that's what the Washington Post immediately did. What they found was no one is sold out of dresses in the District and surrounding suburbs.
The Post reported, Martha Slagle, the general manager of a local Neiman-Marcus, said if a customer were to enter her store today she would have over 1,000 evening gowns to choose from. In fact the Post couldn't find even a small women's fashion boutique who didn't have plenty of stock available for the big evening.
Unfortunately, as we understand far too well, many of the rubes who voted for him are going to believe Don Trump no matter what he says. To them, when The Washington Post says D.C. has plenty of formal dresses, it is simply further proof of the main stream media's campaign of anti-Trump, anti-American, pro-Hillary lies and propaganda.
Let's face it, that's the world they live in. There is no disputing it. The only question is how they all got there without abusing heavy drugs.
Unfortunately it is doubtful we and Meryl Streep will ever know the answer to that particular query. Hey, in the end, some things in this universe are simply unknowable.
sic vita est