Sorry Obama, Bob Dylan Won’t Attend event for Nobel Prize Winners

Sorry Obama, Bob Dylan Won’t Attend event for Nobel Prize Winners

Bob Dylan has taken the Noble Prize controversy a step further when it was reported that he will skip a White House event hosted by Barack Obama. Dylan received backlash when he stayed quiet for weeks before accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature. However, he is not attending the award ceremony in Stockholm. This made many unsure about the White House event. People weren’t sure if Dylan would show up for the meet-and-greet. Josh Earnest, White House spokesman, announced to reporters: “unfortunately, for those of you wondering, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today, so everybody can relax.” Neither Dylan nor a representative has stated the reason for his absence. This is typical Dylan to many people who are familiar with his work. It’s also not too farfetched to believe Dylan bailed on Obama due to political reasons. The left has tried to pigeonhole Dylan ever since 1963. In Dylan’s memoir, Chronicles, Volume One, he stated that his “favorite politician was Senator Barry Goldwater.” He also converted to Christianity in the late 70s before releasing a few gospel albums. There is also footage on YouTube where Dylan delivers a message about the return of Jesus Christ. And, almost two years ago, he took a conservative stance on economics in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Dylan has never needed validation for his work, and he will continue to do his thing. It’s about time for leftists to let it go already. Feature Photo Credit: Vince Bucci / AP  ...
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Hit or Miss?

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Hit or Miss?

How Ugly Christmas Sweaters Came To Be and Why You Need One It’s officially the Christmas Season! That means Christmas parties, Christmas decorations, Christmas movies, and songs… and ugly Christmas sweaters. We’ve all seen them- brightly colored and loudly decorated, sometimes with crude phrases. If you want an idea of just how crazy some of these sweaters can be, just check out this board on Pinterest! I’m not going to lie- they’re pretty tacky. However, I’m pretty sure that everyone who wears them knows that. So how did they become so popular? It seems that the “ugly Christmas sweater” phenomenon started in the 80’s. However, when they first started, they were actually in style and not as obnoxious as they are now! In the 2000’s everyone looked back and thought that these sweaters were hideous, but soon people started wearing them as a joke. Now you can choose between twenty different ugly Christmas sweaters at Target, and there are even ugly Christmas sweater theme parties. I’ve never seen anyone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater unless it was for a party or meant to be a joke. The general consensus is that they’re tacky and silly, and they most definitely are! However, companies have noticed their popularity and have tried to make them more marketable. Ugly Christmas sweaters have actually become kind of cute! Best friends, families, and couples sometimes get matching ones, and companies have been making them cuter, manufacturing them by the billions. So are they tacky or in style? Hit or Miss?  I would say these are a hit. Of course, they’re not in style all year long....
Lights, Camera, Action-  Cindy’s Corners Exclusives at the TCM/Bonhams Auction of the Estate of Maureen O’Hara

Lights, Camera, Action- Cindy’s Corners Exclusives at the TCM/Bonhams Auction of the Estate of Maureen O’Hara

Horrible rains, floods, nor the closed streets and multiple police stages surrounding neighbor Trump Tower could stop the hundreds of interested bidders who came to try and own a piece of Hollywood history. Each year, Turner Classic Movies and Bonhams New York Auction House co-host a special Hollywood-themed auction for the definitive partnership for classic movie memorabilia.  This year, the event took place on November 29, 2016. According to Catherine Williamson, Ph.D., and Director of Entertainment Memorabilia, “Maureen O’Hara is considered one of the most beautiful stars of all time.  She had classic features, green eyes, red hair and a strong Irish temperament that made her so compelling for generations.” Williamson spent weeks in an Idaho warehouse with a colleague to bring together a multi-themed, four-hour live event that featured close to 250 lots of personal tokens and souvenirs from the many movie sets Ms. O’Hara worked on, including costumes, scripts, and pieces from sets.    Born Maureen FitzSimons in Ireland, O’Hara’s collection featured her love and pride of Irish lace, hard-bound books featuring Irish poets and authors, and a love of Meissen porcelain. Among the most prized and expensive pieces were a collection of love letters that were from director John Ford, which after a long and somewhat exciting round of bidding, were finally called at a cost close to six figures.  On display was the painted, decorated jaunting cart from the set of “The Quiet Man,” one of O’Hara’s most famous movies, directed by Ford and co-starring her good friend, John Wayne.  The film, made in 1952, a romantic, western, comedy-drama, won several Academy Awards and in...
Jill Stein Recount Scam

Jill Stein Recount Scam

Failed Green Party Presidential nominee, Jill Stein, has raised 6.5 million dollars to conduct a recount in three states: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Stein stated this measure is necessary due to “reported hacks into voter and party databases.” When pressed to provide evidence regarding Stein’s claims, she responded, “We do not have evidence of fraud. We do not have smoking guns. What we do have is an election that was surrounded by hacking.” Hillary Clinton’s campaign has offered help, but her own lead attorney confessed that a recount won’t lead to any changes in the outcome of the election. Lacking documentation of any kind, opponents of Stein on both sides of the aisle have labeled this movement a “scam” based on the following factors: 1) NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD EXISTS: There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that the election results were inaccurate. The entire premise for this recount is false, and there is nothing to suggest voting machines were hacked. Donald Trump’s advantage in electronic voting had to do with demographics and Michigan’s voting was all done on paper ballots. Pre-election polls were wrong because they were skewed in favor of Hillary Clinton. 2) MO’ MONEY: When Stein first announced this effort, her fundraising goal was 2.5 million dollars. This goal was easily surpassed in less than 48 hours through an online donation link on her website. After that goal had been exceeded, Stein raised the amount needed to 4.5 million dollars. As of today, she has raised over 6 million dollars and has once again raised the target goal to 10 million. That’s a boatload of money...
This Day in History – November 30

This Day in History – November 30

November 30 1016 – Cnut the Great (Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’ 1648 – English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I 1667 – English satirist and writer Jonathan Swift is born 1731 – Nearly 100,000 die when an earthquake hits Beijing 1776 – Admiral Richard Howe and General William Howe issued a proclamation awarding amnesty to those who will within 60 days, sign a declaration that they will desist from “Treasonable Actings and Doings” 1782 – The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris that recognizes American independence 1786 – Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II abolishes the death penalty for his state in a penal reform act, and the date will later be commemorated at Cities for Life Day 1804 – Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was tried for political bias 1813 – French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan is born 1835 – Author Mark Twain, aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is born 1838 – Mexico declares war on France 1861 – The British Parliament sends an ultimatum for the US, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent, to Queen Victoria 1864 – The Union wins the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee 1872 – The first international football (soccer) match takes place between England and Scotland 1874 – British prime minister during and after WWII, Winston Churchill is born 1874 – Author Lucy Maud Montgomery is born 1886 – The Folies Bergere in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring scantily clad women in wild costumes for the first time, in a move that will transcend...