Al Gore On The Cold Weather. Robert Massimi.

Al Gore: ‘Bitter cold’ is ‘exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis’

By:  – Climate DepotJanuary 4, 2018 10:07 PM with 0 comments

Former Vice President Al Gore has weighed in on the record cold and snow in the U.S. “It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on January 4 on Twitter.

Gore linked to one of his organizations’ articles on the brutal winter weather written by Climategate professor Michael Mann: The Climate Reality Project: 

 In the Gore touted article, Mann linked the cold and “lots of snow” to “climate change.”

Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth did not warn of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming. And as recently as 2009, Gore was hyping the lack of snow as evidence for man-made global warming. Source: “Gore Reports Snow and Ice Across the World Vanishing Quickly.”

Other climate activists warned of less cold and snow as well.

Flashback 2000: ‘Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past’ – ‘Children just aren’t going to know what snow is’ – UK Independent

But as the snow piled up, the climate change claims were adjusted and cold and snow were added to the list of things caused by “global warming.” See: Warmists Wheel Out “Record Cold Due To Global Warming” Argument Again

Predictions of less snow and less severe winters were hammered into the public by global warming scientists. But once that predictions failed to come true, the opposite of what they predicted instead became—what they expected. 

If “climate change” is causing record cold and snow, then it would stand to reason that Gore is suggesting that if the U.S. had ratified the UN’s Kyoto Protocol treaty on “global warming” back in the 1990’s — the winter of 2018 would have been warmer?

Reality Check: But scientists are not buying the claims of Gore and Mann and others linking the record cold and snow to “global warming.”

‘Insanity…It’s Witchcraft’ – Meteorologist Joe Bastardi on claims that cold & snow caused by ‘global warming’ – WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi on January 4, 2018: “This is flat out insanity and deception now To tell the public that events that have occurred countless times before with no climate change attribution, is now just that, is not science, its witchcraft. NO PROOF AT ALL. Its climate ambulance chasing, nothing more.”

Bastardi added: “This has happened countless times before and it wasn’t global warming then and is not now. Solid use of past patterns predicted major early cold from OCTOBER! I have tweeted that dozens of times showing the analog years I used, No co2 then.”

Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. also weighed in, explaining: “For those who claim USA/Canada nor’easter is stronger because of ‘global warming’, they apparently do not realize that it’s so strong because of especially strong horizontal temperature gradient in troposphere. It ‘bombed’ because of usually cold air!”

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Update: Global Warming Is Not Causing Harsh Winter Weather – Daily Caller – Excerpts: Kevin Trenberth, a scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said “winter storms are a manifestation of winter, not climate change.” …

“Such claims make no sense and are inconsistent with observations and the best science,” University of Washington climatologist Cliff Mass said of claims made by Mann and others. “The frequency of cold waves have decreased during the past fifty years, not increased. That alone shows that such claims are baseless.” “And on a personal note, it is very disappointing that members of my profession are making such obviously bogus claims,” Mass said. “It hurts the science, it hurts the credibility of climate scientists, and weakens our ability to be taken seriously by society.” …

Every winter seems to reignite the global warming debate. Things got intense in 2014 when former White House science czar John Holdren put out a video where he claimed that year’s “polar vortex” was actually a sign of global warming. Holdren’s video was largely based on research by Rutgers University scientist Jennifer Francis, which claims that warming in the Arctic is making the jet stream more wobbly, making cold snaps and nor’easter storms more frequent. Holdren later admitted that his video was based on his “personal opinion” of the science, but the argument is still used every time cold Arctic air pours down through the lower 48 states.

Mann wrote that global warming may be “causing the jet stream to meander in a particular pattern” that causes cold spells in the eastern U.S. Mann suggested this pattern was being driven by “the dramatic loss of sea ice in the Arctic.” Yet, scientists aren’t sold on this theory. Mass noted how theoretical research shows the opposite happening, future warming would drive less undulation in the jet stream and heat up the area responsible for cold spells in the U.S. “Research documented in peer-reviewed journals has demonstrated that there is no evidence for their claims of increasing frequency of ‘lazy jet streams’ and blocking over time,” Mass said. “If you substantially warm the source region of cold air, cold waves will decline,” Mass said. A 2014 study led by Colorado State University climate scientist Elizabeth Barnes found no evidence to back up the theory that a lazy or wobbling jet stream was becoming more frequent. “There is much disagreement on whether we have already witnessed substantial impacts,” Barnes wrote in a Thursday blog post for the Climate Variability and Predictability program. …

Climatologist Judith Curry said the “bomb cyclone” currently hammering North America is nothing new. Those extra-tropical storms have undergone “bombogenesis,” or rapid intensification. “The term ‘bomb’ for such storms was coined almost 40 years ago by MIT’s Fred Sanders,” Curry told TheDCNF, “who spent much of his career studying such storms back when global warming most definitely was not a factor.” …

Curry said that while “warmer oceans can cause greater snowfall,” storm intensity is also influenced ” by the patterns of sea surface temperature not so much the average temperatures.” But Mann’s arguments are more based on expectations of what could happen with more warming, and have little to do with current trends in “bomb cyclones.” meteorologist Ryan Maue, an expert on cyclones, pointed out there are between 50 and 60 “bomb cyclones” every year in the Northern Hemisphere, many of which we don’t notice because they are too far out at sea. But Maue’s research on “bomb cyclones” also don’t show any discernible trends from 1979 to 2010.

Related Links: 

Flashback 2000: ‘Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past’ – ‘Children just aren’t going to know what snow is’ – UK Independent

Flashback 1974: Global Cooling Caused Droughts, Floods, Blizzards, Tornadoes, Typhoons, Hurricanes & Polar Vortex!


A Legend Leaving Apple. Robert Massimi. Jimmy Iovine

 Robert M Massimi.
The man who was a brute force in hip hop and other genres.

Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple after it dropped $3 billion to help get him — but it’s not going to be a disaster

Jimmy IovineJimmy Iovine at Apple’s WWDC event in 2015.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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  • Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple in August after his shares vest.
  • Iovine was a networker who helped put Apple on the map for original radio shows.
  • But Iovine was gaffe-prone and worked best in a behind-the-scenes role.
  • Apple’s focus now seems to be on original television and movies for its streaming service, which isn’t Iovine’s speciality.

The record producer and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly planning to leave Apple in August after his shares fully vest. Apple never publicly disclosed Iovine’s title inside the company, but it’s likely that he was a dealmaker working on Apple Music to bring in exclusives and original radio shows and to work with record labels.

The news was first reported by Hits Daily Double, and then Billboard backed it up with its own sources on Thursday.

Iovine’s network was hugely valuable for Apple

Losing Iovine is certainly a blow for Apple — he gave the company a valuable link between technology and record labels that allowed it to turns Beats’ streaming music service into Apple Music.

But perhaps the most valuable thing Iovine brought to Apple was his enviable contact book in the music industry. Through Iovine’s career as a record producer, then as a label executive with Interscope, he came to know a huge range of artists and other people in the industry.

Those contacts came in handy when it came to building a series of original shows for Apple Music. Apple brought in presenters such as Elton John, Pharrell Williams, and Joshua Homme.

Apple Music lineupThe lineup of Beats 1 radio shows.Apple Music

In fact, Bloomberg reported in September 2015 that Iovine may have been the main reason that Apple spent $3 billion (£2.2 billion) on acquiring Beats. Yes, there was a line of headphones and the beginning of a promising streaming service, but Iovine’s network and reputation in the industry allowed Apple to build a formidable streaming service of its own.

He worked best as a behind-the-scenes operator

Iovine was never a good fit with Apple’s public image, however. He often felt like the opposite of the company’s restrained approach to interviews and onstage talks.

Take Iovine’s onstage debut at Apple’s WWDC event in June 2015: Iovine’s speech was rambling and included a sex joke. It caused the Apple site The Loop to plead: “Please Apple, don’t let Jimmy Iovine on stage again. Or at least, make him rehearse.” And 512 Pixels called it “awkward” and stumbling.

And in November 2015, Iovine was forced to issue a statement apologising for remarks he made about women during a TV interview. “I always knew that women, some women, at times find it very difficult to find music, and this helps make it easier with playlists, curated by real people, not by algorithms alone,” Iovine said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.”

“I just thought of a problem. Girls are sitting around, talking about boys, right?” he continued. “Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever, and they need music for that, right? And they need music for that. So it’s hard to find the right music. Not everyone has the right list or knows a DJ.”

Iovine later released a statement apologising for his remarks. “We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone — men and women, young and old,” Iovine’s statement said. “Our new ad focuses on women, which is why I answered the way I did, but of course the same applies equally for men. I could have chosen my words better, and I apologize.”

But perhaps Iovine’s work is done at Apple

Apple Carpool KaraokeApple acquired the rights to the “Carpool Karaoke” series.Apple

It seems likely that Iovine and Apple have reached a natural time to part. Iovine gave Apple a streaming service, a lineup of presenters, and industry kudos. Now it’s up to Apple to take it from here — and Apple’s Apple Music head, Eddy Cue, can continue the work Iovine has started. Cue is a notoriously tough negotiator who can build on Iovine’s contacts.

Apple’s focus now seems to be on video content, which was never Iovine’s speciality. The company reportedly has a $1 billion (£738 million) budget for shows and movies that it will bring to its streaming service.

And with that budget comes new, high-profile hires from the entertainment world. It brought in Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony and has tasked them with bringing in original content.

Video could be the ideal way for Apple to compete with Spotify’s streaming offering. If Apple can offer a lineup of streaming music, radio shows, and TV and movies, that’s going to be a strong offer.

Spotify had hoped to provide its own original video content, but that effort seems to have stalled. “There have been a lot of fits and starts,” one content producer told Business Insider in June. “They are not active in the market right now.”

So perhaps this is the direction that Apple is going down — embracing original video content as its differentiator to competitors like Spotify. That makes sense for Apple but perhaps wasn’t quite what Iovine had planned on when he joined.


Markets At New Highs. Robert Massimi.

 Robert M. Massimi.
Of Course markets are at a new high, when you have a president who peals away regulations, cuts corporate taxes and brings jobs back, this is what will happen, to the markets. not to mention consumer confidence at an all time high, minority unemployment at an all time low, and crime down in the most violent areas in the Country.
What a difference a business person makes in the white house, a leader who has a game plan, sticks to it and has other business and military people helping to run things right.
I can not wait to hear what Pelosi, and that MORON Chuck Shummer have to say now. These two idiots, plus Pocahontas, Elizabeth Warren, the three stooges, are running out of negative things to say about Trump.
The fact is, we are just starting the bull market, more good to come!. I am not saying at no point are we not going to see some correction, however, markets end up much higher from here in the next three years.

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit records after modest opening gains

Published: Jan 5, 2018 9:32 a.m. ET


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U.S. stock-market indexes opened in record territory as investors appeared to have shrugged off a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report. The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in December, falling short of expectations of 198,000 by the economists polled by MarketWatch. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.36% gained 9 points, or 0.3%, to 2,733. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.37% rose 71 points, or 0.3%, to 25,146. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.61% advanced by 30 points, or 0.4%, to 7,107. Among the best performers on Wall Street, shares of Hess Corporation HES, +2.07% rose sharply after the company announced positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well offshore Guyana.

Black Unemployment Rates Fall To Record Low. Robert Massimi.

Black unemployment rate falls to record low

Well Lookey  here, Negro unemployment is at an all time low! Mr Hope and Change, Barack Hussein Obama, who is half black, could not shake the blacks out of unemployment, nor despair.    The South side of Chicago was a war zone under his presidency, East St Louis was a shit hole, as was Paterson ,N.J an host of other cities.

Now we have a businessman in the white house, and things are changing. Jobs are coming back, tax cuts are making people more confident and we no longer have a wimp in the white house. If you remember, Putin pushed Obama around like a little bitch, China would not even show him respect at the global summit and when he arrived in China, no dignitaries met Obama at the air port.

Under Obama, we were a laughing stock, today, no one is laughing, Not the Ayatollah , nor rocket man, not even Putin. There is a new sheriff in town, Donald J. Trump. I like a person who says what’s on his mind, regardless of the consequences, someone who is authentic, plain spoken, I think it is what the American people want.

With Obama, you had inexperience,  weakness, indecisiveness, hatred and stupidity. trump peels back regulations, let’s business people live and thrive; this is where Obama failed. He thought you owed the Government that, remember, you didn’t build that statement? A Moron of epic proportions, a real school teacher at heart, not an administrator. He should have never left Harvard as a researcher, not this constitutional scholar that he said he was.

Look for more good things from Trump. I just hope the New World Order, CFR, and like minded groups don’t get in the way.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 6.8 percent unemployment rate for black workers in December, lowest in the 45 years the data has been tracked.
  • Unemployment overall was 4.1 percent.

An employee prepares a composite engine case component for inspection at the GE Aviation manufacturing facility in Batesville, Mississippi.

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An employee prepares a composite engine case component for inspection at the GE Aviation manufacturing facility in Batesville, Mississippi.

Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data.

The black unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in December was the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it in 1972, a year in which the rate ranged from 11.2 percent and 9.4 percent. In the 45 years the data has been tracked, the unemployment rate for black or African American workers aged 16 years and older has never fallen below 7 percent.

Unemployment rate – Black or African American – since 1972

Streep Says She Does not Have to Apologize If She Doesn,t Want To. Robert Massimi.

Meryl Streep Says Dustin Hoffman Slap In ‘Kramer Vs. Kramer’ Was “Overstepping”

 Robert M Massimi.
Big League Leftie Meryl Streep says that she does not have to apologize about the sex scandal, even though she knew what was going on with Weinstein. the fact that she covered this up and then gets indignant about it when asked about it shows how little she cares about her fellow women actors and her public. Let, s face it, she is in the rarefied atmosphere when it comes to salary, popularity and privilege.   She does not to answer to anyone and she won,t, it,s just like that, take it or leave it.
Most Hollywood types in her shoes feel the same way, that they are above it all. They tell you one thing, but certainly do another. They push there leftie causes and it,s do as I say not as I do. Her answer to sexual harassment is to wear black to the Oscars. Brilliant!  That should really make a statement, Meryl.

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations facing Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep has opened up about an incident while they were shooting the Academy Award-winning 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer when Hoffman actually slapped Streep during a scene.

In an interview with the New York Times, Streep said that when you are an actor, it’s tricky when it comes to shooting scenes because “you have to feel free.”  She adds, “I’m sure that I have inadvertently hurt people in physical scenes. But there’s a certain amount of forgiveness in that.”

On her first day on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer, Streep shot a physical scene with Hoffman. And on the first take, he slapped her. “And you see it in the movie,” she said. “It was overstepping.”

She continues, “But I think those things are being corrected in this moment. And they’re not politically corrected; they’re fixed. They will be fixed, because people won’t accept it anymore. So that’s a good thing.”

The interview included Streep’s thoughts on the current sexual harassment allegations that have been plaguing Hollywood as of late. Considering she worked with Harvey Weinstein on numerous projects, scrutinizing eyes were on The Post actress when the NYT story broke about Weinstein’s accusations. She recalls that when she found out she said she “went home deep into my own life.” She then saw that people were demanding she respond on Morning Joe.

She said, “I really had to think. Because it really underlined my own sense of cluelessness, and also how evil, deeply evil, and duplicitous, a person he was, yet such a champion of really great work.

“You make movies. You think you know everything about everybody. So much gossip. You don’t know anything. People are so inscrutable on a certain level. And it’s a shock. Some of my favorite people have been brought down by this, and he’s not one of them.”

Many people say that she was being complicit and Streep insisted that she really didn’t know about Weinstein. She’s heard the rumors, but “thought that that was a way of denigrating the actress and her ability to get the job” — which she said “really raised my hackles.”

“I didn’t know that he was in any way abusing people,” she added. “He never asked me to a hotel room. I don’t know how his life was conducted without people intimately knowing about it.”

But when it comes down to it, Streep doesn’t want to hear about her silence. “I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump. I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say,” she said. “And so does Ivanka. I want her to speak now.”





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  1. EKRon Jan 3, 2018 7:32 pm

    Team Streep!! Glad she spoke up.

    • on Jan 3, 2018 9:10 pm

      What did she say? It was a ramble that ended in some open loop presupposition about a Trumps daughter & wife. It was very creepy weird.

      • on Jan 3, 2018 9:29 pm

        I agree

      • on Jan 3, 2018 11:11 pm

        Very weird

      • J • 5 hours ago

        Agreed. She seems to want to take the focus off of the ‘ills’ of Hollywood (and her own tacit participation). For a “smart and seasoned” actor she comes off in this instance as disingenuous. Maybe, we give her more credit than she deserves. And, why bring up the Dustin Hoffman slap now?!? If she’s such a SJW then why wait so long to champion this trauma?

      • molly • 4 hours ago

        Based on her calling Weinstein a god and her standing ovation for Polanski, it looks like Hoffman’s “preemptive” slap was well deserved.

      • • 3 hours ago

        Yes it certainly was. Perhaps she is becoming senile.

      • • 1 hour ago


    • williampennon Jan 3, 2018 9:21 pm

      After 30 years. After countless women were harmed by her silence.

    • Scotton Jan 3, 2018 9:21 pm

      Let me know when people hold her accountable for harboring Harvey’s activity for decades.

    • Harold Smith • 7 hours ago

      Trumps wife isn’t queen of the industry that is #2 in rape next to politics. Keep on lying, Demonrats. America is taking note of every vile syllable

    • • 6 hours ago

      Team Lunatic is more like it. This woman is a disgrace. She covered for Weinstein and from her comments here, would appear to be going after Hoffman to give herself cover.

    • janice kraczon • 4 hours ago

      She is a very weird woman. She makes no sense.

  2. on Jan 3, 2018 8:26 pm

    I don’t know. This felt odd. I was fairly with her until she threw Ivanka under the bus. I’m no right-winger. I voted for Clinton and am as liberal as it gets but asking a daughter to speak against her father? That just feels creepy like Streep’s trying to push focus away to whatever it’ll stick to.

    • Fredon Jan 3, 2018 9:12 pm

      Extremely odd. Why would she mention something that happened in 1979 and then want to hear from Melania and Ivanka?

      • Gerryon Jan 3, 2018 9:58 pm

        All actors are professional liars by trade, its what they do. Part of the big lie is to deflect attention from themselves when questions hit close to home. She didn’t know about Weinsteins behavior , HA, give me a break!! The comment about Melania and Ivanka was an attempt To deflect. Meryl is a sneaky old woman.

      • on Jan 3, 2018 10:08 pm

        Because that’s what libs do…they divert from the real problem which Streep was involved in and then pass the blame to others. Sick!!!!

      • Ter milton Jan 3, 2018 10:14 pm

        Maybe because she is a disingenuous hypocrite.

      • on Jan 3, 2018 10:25 pm

        Because that’s what pot stirrers and bandwagon jumpers do.

      • Liz Rod • 8 hours ago


      • Thomas • 8 hours ago

        Because Streep enjoys being the center of attention too much. She’s run out of meaningful or newsworthy things to say about … anything. So now she’s reaching back to trivia from 1979, scraping the barrel of her memories for anything that might get her an extra few seconds of attention.

      • • 5 hours ago

        I feel that she wants them to speak out against President Trump’s as she thinks he also has made passes at women. She is wishing they will throw him under the bus.

      • • 5 hours ago

        Meryl Streep is using her celebrity status for her political stance, she needs to just keep playing “make believe” and get off the soap box, while her inflated salary is insane, firefighters, our armed forces, police, nurses, etc deserve the salary she earns for being real everyday!

      • Joe Loftus • 4 hours ago

        I believe Meryl allowed the depths of her derangement, to gather oxygen, when she admitted being a ‘morning joe devotee !

      • • 4 hours ago

        Why? Because she actually did know about Weinstein of course. She stated that there were “so many rumors” and that it was a way of denigrating young actresses. She’s trying to hide behind ignorance at the same time saying she might have known. Then to gather support, she changes the topic to something she hopes will divert attention away from here. It’s a classic publicity agent move

      • • 4 hours ago

        This me too movement is gotten out of hand. When these accusers were nobodies ,no pay why didn’t they speak up? NO THEY TAKE MONEY TO HAVE SEX SCENES ,TAKE MONEY TO GLAMORIZE WHO THEY ARE and now ruin peoples lives 20 years later….I’ve lost respect for actresses like merl Streep and others who can’t shut up now and didn’t do something about their issue before and have no problem separating families and making people lose their job. FORGIVE and get over ir

      • Andy • 2 hours ago

        I would laugh if ivanka released a statement that said “I’ve been silent long enough. I too believe it was overstepping for Dustin Hoffman to slap Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer”

      • • 2 hours ago

        Don’t take the bait. You’re getting sidetracked from the real issue. I myself have remembered issues from the past that I am now seeing were so wrong and degrading. Streep is saying, “speak up, who ever you are…famous or not…now is the time to come together for all who have been abused or mistreated.”

    • ANGEon Jan 3, 2018 11:05 pm

      Yeah, Meryl, I want to hear Hillary speak up against Bill, too.

    • Harold Smith • 7 hours ago

      So her support for child rapists is totally OK in your book.

    • Candy • 5 hours ago

      Still can’t come to grips with her own complicity so she is projecting, deflecting onto a popularly chosen scapegoat. Classic defense mechanism.

  3. on Jan 3, 2018 9:20 pm

    Loser. Nice to shit on the only good scene.

  4. Scotton Jan 3, 2018 9:23 pm

    Aaand she somehow turned it into a classless political comment about the Trumps. The left really is deranged.

  5. D Hauszmannon Jan 3, 2018 9:30 pm

    When are these pompous stuffed blow hards going to stop lecturing everyone? “I’m an actor so I know I’m right, after all I’ve been on stage and can mimic like a parrot” Streep is so full of herself.

  6. Maddyon Jan 3, 2018 9:33 pm

    Was it a slap….or was it a beeyotch slap?

  7. on Jan 3, 2018 9:33 pm

    Weird. She is hurting her reputation badly with this deflection. Only partisan weirdos expect Chelsea/Ivanka to speak against their husbands.

  8. StubbornlyRationalon Jan 3, 2018 9:34 pm

    Streep’s elitist hypocrisy is totally exposed. Either she’s an abject moron or a despicable liar.

  9. on Jan 3, 2018 9:39 pm

    She’s senile.

  10. on Jan 3, 2018 9:39 pm

    Silly Streep screeching senseless squabble.

  11. Gerryon Jan 3, 2018 9:44 pm

    She didn’t know about Weinstein, HA, give me a break…she is just another Hollywood fruitcake and liar.

  12. F. Ketchumon Jan 3, 2018 9:45 pm

    Ha! Pass the buck. Did I Know?
    Well of Course I.. I.. I want to hear about Trump! Ya, that’s it, Trump!
    You knew lady. You knew..

  13. on Jan 3, 2018 9:49 pm


  14. Scotton Jan 3, 2018 9:59 pm

    Typical of everyone these days. “Forget what I did. What about….”. Trump has played gold 50 days in his first year. Well yeah but Obama’s played 51. Harvey Weinstein and I were tight but Melania is married to Trump.

    Take responsibility for YOUR actions.

  15. on Jan 3, 2018 10:01 pm

    Oh, now she says it was ‘overstepping.’ I guess it wasn’t overstepping while the movie was a huge success and earned her her first Academy Award.

  16. mcloweon Jan 3, 2018 10:07 pm

    Bugger off, chick! I guess we all have to go back 50 years now and analyze every one of our actions. Gimme a break.

  17. Enough is enoughon Jan 3, 2018 10:12 pm

    She’s getting called out for her complicit and hypocritical behavior – not just for Weinstein but also Polanski and Woody Allen. She’s lied and since it’s not going away, she trying to distract. What a pathetic human.

  18. on Jan 3, 2018 10:19 pm

    Oh Ms. Streep, I have friends that have worked with you, you are belligerent and nasty. You, Lord yourself over Everyone else. So, in my mind, You Are Emotinally Damiging

  19. Chris Chichesteron Jan 3, 2018 10:19 pm

    Thirty-eight years later Meryl Streep denounces an alleged slap from Dustin Hoffman? What a joke.

    I will explain to you the length of time that has passed, Meryl. Thirty-eight years. I must write that language I upper case for your big brain to process: THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS.

    You, Meryl, are a complete embarrassment. But you have now empowered yourself, however fraudulently, to scream: Me Too.

    Chris Chichester
    Proprietor: Excelsior Page
    Penfield, New York

  20. Elton Johnsonon Jan 3, 2018 10:20 pm

    I’ve really come to dislike Meryl Streep…She has revealed herself to be a phony snob and nothing more than a political hack.

  21. on Jan 3, 2018 10:22 pm

    Meryl Streep: Hollywood hypocrite

  22. Joni man galton Jan 3, 2018 10:27 pm

    You- who – Meryl it’s over. You knew. About Harvey and Polanski. The rapes continued. You played the grande dame of Hollywood, but, you were the grande madame of the Hollywood brothel. Even the ones that say they support you – see an lying enabler while they smile at you. There were Nazi Generals that said that they toured concentration camps and had “no idea” what was going on. You knew.
    How perceptive do you really need to be to size up Harvey?
    Hell Polanski admits his rape of a young teen. You stood! You clapped! You condone.

  23. Richardon Jan 3, 2018 10:29 pm

    Every time this creep opens her mouth she shows how utterly clueless she is. She is complicit in the Hollywood sex scandals – she knew and did nothing.

  24. bob wireon Jan 3, 2018 10:29 pm

    She Knew!

  25. OldEnuf2Noon Jan 3, 2018 10:37 pm

    She is beginning to remind me of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.

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Have Another Drink Bannon. Robert Massimi.



Broadway’s Boffo Returns. Robert Massimi.

 Robert M Massimi.
The Theater has been so good and plentiful in the last three years that it is scary.  You could go once a week to Broadway and off Broadway and still not see everything good. From the East Village , to the West Village to mid town, there are so many different things too see for everyone that the box office numbers are staggering.
I recommend many shows on and  off Broadway.

Broadway Box Office Breaks Records in Most Recent Week

Hits new sales high of $50.3 million for week, as individual productions also break records

“The Lion King” on Broadway reported an all-time sales high for the most recent week.
“The Lion King” on Broadway reported an all-time sales high for the most recent week. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

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    It was a week of breaking records on Broadway.

    Several shows, from “Hamilton” to two-decade-old hits such as “The Lion King” and “Chicago,” reported all-time sales highs for the seven-day period that ended Sunday, according to the Broadway League, the trade group that tracks the industry. Broadway itself also set a new weekly sales high of $50.3 million, beating the previous record of $49.7 million, set about a year ago.

    The strong sales didn’t come as a complete surprise, since the holidays traditionally bring out the crowds. Additionally, Broadway has been reporting robust weekly numbers throughout this season, with cumulative sales up by 18% at the midpoint in November.

    Still, the $50.3 million figure was an impressive benchmark, especially given that some of the season’s most high-profile shows, such as the Broadwayadaptation of the Disney movie musical “Frozen,” have yet to open.

    Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin credits the sales surge to the fact that Broadway audiences have plenty of choices these days, from the family-friendly to the serious-minded.

    “It’s the diversity of what’s there,” she said.

    “Hamilton” led the pack with weekly sales of $3,854,874. That was also the all-time weekly high in Broadway history, topping the $3,797,844 mark set by the musical earlier in December.

    The sales records weren’t confined to Broadway.

    The off-Broadway production of “Jersey Boys” took in $520,138 for the week. That was a record at New World Stages, which houses the musical.

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    Appeared in the January 3, 2018, print edition as ‘Box Office Sees New Sales Highs Top-Selling Shows.’