Skipping the Oscars, Bailing on Biden
The great actor who last fall tragically lost his battle with colon cancer at age 45 was expected to win for his secondary role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Instead, Anthony Hopkins - an old male person of the white color - won for playing the demented patriarch in “The Father.”
Hopkins was the right choice.
But apparently everyone in La-La Land had figured the fix was in for Boseman, the sympathetic choice, and his loss raised a few new charges of institutional racism in Hollywood.
Of course, if there were racists to blame, they were among the 9,000 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Speaking of phony theatrics and leftwing virtue signaling, on Wednesday night I watched President Biden give his speech to about 200 vaccinated, socially distanced and unnecessarily masked Congress-persons in the nearly empty Capitol.
I admit I didn’t last more than 45 minutes.
But whoever wrote the speech should be investigated by the Justice Department for theft of political property rights.
I swear President Biden - aka, FDR 2.0 - repeated every Democratic cliche, promise, platitude and excuse for more spending, more taxing and more Big Government programs that I’ve heard in the last 60 years.
He droned on and on, taking credit for winning the war on COVID, absurdly calling the Jan. 6 "insurrection" the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War" and reciting the Bernie Sanders’ socialist playbook without any of Bernie’s passion or intensity.