Tuesday 30th of May 2017

it's that time of the year again...

donoscar...donoscar...

shooting donald...

Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and supermodel Karlie Kloss are among the stars who have sported blue ribbons while walking the red carpet at the Oscars.

It's actually a low-key political statement. Here's what you need to know about it.

What do the ribbons mean?

They're in support of a campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

According to its own website, the ACLU "works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the constitution and laws of the United States".

Significantly, there's one person the ACLU has had in its sights of late: US President Donald Trump.

OK. Why Donald Trump though?

The ACLU has taken significant issue with many of President Trump's actions since he took office.

read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/oscars-whats-the-deal-with-the-blu...

and the winner is la la land trumped by moonlight...

The most coveted award of the Oscars has descended into chaos, with La La Land mistakenly named the Best Picture winner, instead of Moonlight.

The celebrated musical had been widely tipped to win, and its cast and crew were on the stage accepting the gong when they were interrupted with the words no Oscar winner wants to hear: "I'm sorry, there's a mistake."

Shock spread through the Dolby Theatre as it became apparent that presenter Warren Beatty, who had looked confused as he fumbled with the card, had read the wrong name.

"I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land'. I wasn't trying to be funny," he said.

Host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to inform the cast that Moonlight had indeed claimed a historic upset, showing the envelope as proof.

read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/oscars-2017-academy-awards-la-la-l...

 

Warren Beatty, the actor of "Hairspray" or whatever the movie was must have been dreaming of doing Trump's hair-do at the time... And by the way, I have the MAD Magazine where Warren appears in the spoof "Shampooed"... (Mad issue 179 — December 1975)... I will scan it if I have time... Uncanny.

donald: 1 — oscar: 0...

Donald Trump has suggested the calamitous end to the 2017 Oscars, where a mix-up with the awards envelope meant the team behind La La Land were told they had won best picture even though Moonlight won, was due to the award organizers being “focused so hard on politics”.

The president, who vowed not to watch the ceremony, was constantly referenced throughout the evening by the show’s host Jimmy Kimmel, who tweeted at him in the middle of the ceremony.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/27/trump-oscar-mix-up-too-focu...

the russians did not do it...

The mix-up for Best Picture winner at the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony is arguably the most embarrassing failure in the history of the popular TV show. Even the Russian embassy in Canada could not refrain from presciently commenting on the cringeworthy development, tweeting: "Strangely enough, Russia or Russian "hackers" are not blamed for Oscar mix-up. #Oscars #envelopegate."

https://sputniknews.com/art_living/201702281051096764-russian-hackers-os...

she lost on her own merit...


WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US election because her campaign was poorly-managed, and not due to alleged Russian interference, US Congressman Joe Wilson told Sputnik on Monday.

 

 

"I believe Ms. Clinton lost not because of Russian interference but because of a very poorly-run campaign," Wilson stated. "And very specifically, it's inconceivable — you would not run a campaign in which you wouldn't actually make an appearance in a battleground state being Wisconsin."

Earlier on Monday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee there is an ongoing federal investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election.

Russian officials have repeatedly denied the allegations of meddling in 2016 elections, calling them absurd and created to deflect public opinion from revealed instances of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns.

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201703201051786778-clinton-elections-campaign...

 

Gus believes that Donald won because he had Uncle Rupe and the majority of nut-case Christians onside.