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Alyssa Milano BUSTED During Kavanaugh Hearing–Here’s Why

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For some reason, Senator Dianne Feinstein thought she could get herself some brownie points with Twitter SJWs by inviting their queen bee, actress-turned-leftist-keyboard-warrior Alyssa Milano to the highly-publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

Thursday was, of course, the day of Dr. Christine Ford’s long-awaited testimony that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at an unspecified place at an unspecified time in what she believes was 1982.

Milano, who has been a strong supporter of Dr. Ford’s, also by some incredible coincidence has been very loudly opposed to Kavanaugh since Trump first announced his name in July.

Imagine that.

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So, being so incredibly intimate to the Kavanaugh issue, naturally, she was also seated in the hearing room just behind Kavanaugh so that the cameras could see her throughout the entire proceedings.

Being on camera was apparently unsatisfactory for Milano, however, as she could be seen frequently taking pictures with her phone.

There was only one problem–this is against committee rules, which state that only voice recorders and laptops were allowed, that only credentialed photographers could take pictures, and that cell phones were strictly prohibited for anyone other than authorized staff.

Oooops.

After a while, it must have certainly been hard not to miss her unauthorized documentation of the hearings, because a guard was forced to walk over to her and ask her to stop.

She does not look pleased.

Sorry, Alyssa, you might be the queen of Twitter leftists, but you get no special treatment in DC.

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Tiananmen Square ‘Simpsons’ Episode Goes Missing in Hong Kong

China is now exporting their cultural censorship abroad, in alarming new ways.

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When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will.

For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another.

For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it.

But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal.

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Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them.

More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing.

An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city.

The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16.

First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby.

In one scene, the Simpsons are at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the site of a deadly 1989 crackdown against democracy protesters. The cartoon shows a sign there that reads “On this site, in 1989, nothing happened” — a satirical nod to China’s campaign to purge memories of what happened.

It then shows Marge’s sister standing before a tank, referencing the famous photo from the Tiananmen crackdown of a lone man standing in front of a tank.

Later in the episode, the subject of Tibet was broached as well, which is undoubtedly something that China doesn’t wish to speak about publicly.

This is far from the first time that China has used their population’s economic power as a deterrent against criticism, having briefly, (but effectively), boycotted the NBA after staff for one of the teams made a social media post in support of Hong Kong’s independence.

When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will. For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another. For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it. But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal. Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them. More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing. An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city. The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16. First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby. In one scene, the Simpsons…

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Alec Baldwin Gets Serious with Legal Hires as ‘Rust’ Shooting Fallout Continues

And there are surely more lawsuits to come.

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Hollywood has long harbored an underbelly of connivery and betrayal, fueled by the disproportionate amount of cash that fuels the movie industry.  Handshakes aren’t worth much in Tinsel Town, and everybody is out to get their share.

It’s endemic to the celebrity lifestyle, in many ways, so when something truly does go wrong, those involved are well-trained in the art of milking that tragedy for everything that it’s worth.

Alec Baldwin, whose lengthy career in Hollywood has undoubtedly seen him on both ends of these raw deals, is now lawyering up, knowing full well that his accidental shooting of a cinematographer on the set of his latest movie “Rust” is making other attorneys salivate.

Alec Baldwin has hired attorney Aaron S. Dyer of New York-based law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman after being targeted by multiple lawsuits for his involvement in the “Rust” set shooting, Fox News Digital has confirmed.

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The news comes after Baldwin was targeted by lawsuits filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and gaffer Serge Svetnoy.

The suit was a heavy one.

The lawsuit claimed that Baldwin “intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired a loaded gun” even though the upcoming scene “did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm.” The lawsuit also claimed Baldwin pointed and fired the gun at Hutchins, Joel Souza and Mitchell even though that was against protocol.

Svetnoy’s lawsuit also noted that Baldwin was only supposed to have pointed the gun at the camera and not anyone else. Svetnoy claimed Baldwin “owed a duty” to the gaffer and other crew members to handle the gun as he would a loaded weapon.

He claimed he was hit by “discharge materials” and “suffered injury, including severe emotional distress, as a direct and proximate result of the incident.”

Baldwin may also face other litigious trouble in the incident, as he was not only the shooter, but a producer on the film whose responsibility to the crew may lead some to file civil suits as well.

Hollywood has long harbored an underbelly of connivery and betrayal, fueled by the disproportionate amount of cash that fuels the movie industry.  Handshakes aren’t worth much in Tinsel Town, and everybody is out to get their share. It’s endemic to the celebrity lifestyle, in many ways, so when something truly does go wrong, those involved are well-trained in the art of milking that tragedy for everything that it’s worth. Alec Baldwin, whose lengthy career in Hollywood has undoubtedly seen him on both ends of these raw deals, is now lawyering up, knowing full well that his accidental shooting of a cinematographer on the set of his latest movie “Rust” is making other attorneys salivate. Alec Baldwin has hired attorney Aaron S. Dyer of New York-based law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman after being targeted by multiple lawsuits for his involvement in the “Rust” set shooting, Fox News Digital has confirmed. The news comes after Baldwin was targeted by lawsuits filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and gaffer Serge Svetnoy. The suit was a heavy one. The lawsuit claimed that Baldwin “intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired a loaded gun” even though the upcoming scene “did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm.” The lawsuit also claimed Baldwin pointed and fired the gun at Hutchins, Joel Souza and Mitchell even though that was against protocol. Svetnoy’s lawsuit also noted that Baldwin was only supposed to have pointed the gun at the camera and not anyone else. Svetnoy claimed Baldwin “owed a duty” to the gaffer and other crew members to handle the gun as he would a loaded weapon. He claimed he was hit by “discharge materials” and “suffered injury, including severe emotional distress, as a direct and proximate result of the incident.” Baldwin may also face…

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