Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Radio City Rockettes: In Revolt?

Mod: It has become something of an embarrassment for The Donald Trump. Only a very few of today's most bigly celebrities are willing and able to be seen performing at his Presidential inauguration next month. The Trumpers have asked plenty of America's biggest and brightest stars to stop by and sing a tune or two for His Orangeness, but almost nobody is accepting the offer of America's reality TV president. Imagine their chagrin. You really have to wonder at the lack of respect. Here is some of that extremely shocking news from FoxNews.com.

Donald Trump struggling to secure talent to perform at inauguration (FoxNews.com link): Getting singers for Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th is turning out to be harder than it was to fill his Cabinet.

The only confirmed talent so far are 16-year-old "America’s Got Talent" 2010 runner-up Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes.

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway insisted to ABC News there will be more singers, but refused to name them. Many performers -- some who have been asked, others who have not -- have already taken a pass.

* Gene Simmons' wife told TMZ KISS "politely declined" the invitation to perform at the inauguration. Simmons said he would be touring Europe at the time.

* Trump's longtime friend Steve Wynn reportedly promised to deliver Celine Dion to perform at the inauguration, but could not follow through.

* Producer David Foster released a statement “politely declining” the offer to participate in the inauguration after rumors swirled he was participating.

* Elton John told the New York Times he was not performing after Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team, told the BBC the singer would sing a song or two.

* Page Six reported that Andrea Bocelli will not perform because of the backlash he received over accepting the gig. They also reported that President-Elect Trump suggested the tenor not participate because of said backlash.

* Variety and the NY Post have reported that Garth Brooks will not perform at the inauguration after he said earlier this month he "would be honored" to perform. Brooks did not return FOX411’s request for comment.

* The manager for the band Chainsmokers had to respond to New York Magazine’s Brian Feldman after he tweeted the band was performing. They are not.

* Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack told The Wrap he would perform at the inauguration, but only in exchange for a lobotomy, adding: "My whole brain removed from my head…I don’t know what the line-up will be, but I hear Scott Baio’s doing dramatic readings.”

Mod: However, all is not as it appears to be, even amongst some of those who have been enlisted in this celebratory cause. Apparently the Radio City Rockettes are not exactly thrilled at this great honor, and they have even turned to social media to find a way out of dancing for the man with the chemical tan. 

Radio City Rockettes ‘Appalled’ Over Trump Inauguration Command Performance TheWrap.com link): The Radio City Rockettes dancers are pushing back after being told they must perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, TheWrap has learned.

The announcement by parent company Madison Square Garden Company boss James Dolan on Thursday quickly spread through social media and sparked outrage among some Rockettes and members of the Broadway community.

Phoebe Pearl, a Rockette, wrote on her private Instagram account:

“I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion. Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed. The women I work with are intelligent and are full of love and the decision of performing for a man that stands for everything we’re against is appalling. I am speaking for just myself but please know that after we found out this news, we have been performing with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts. We will not be forced! #notmypresident

An individual who worked for the Rockettes told TheWrap: “Forcing dozens of women to go and perform for this man is without a question going to be problematic.”

The individual said the Rockettes usually have about 36 dancers, with 12 employed full time and the rest freelance. Those employed full-time would presumably be required to perform at any gig booked by the outfit’s management.

Others said that the Rockettes were being forced to perform and that their union told them that they would lose their jobs if they resisted.

Duarte, an actress and commentator whose Facebook page identifies her as the creator, producer and host of “Dead Darlings,” wrote on her social media accounts: “Most of the Rockettes do not want to perform at the inauguration. AGVA, their union, has put in writing to the full time Rockettes that they must accept the inauguration gig or they will lose their jobs. It’s perfect, actually. What could be more fitting for this inauguration than forcing a group of women to do something with their bodies against their will?”

Mod: Ouch! However, it should never be said that all women have a problem with Donald Trump. That is obviously not the case. Here is someone who has courageously decided to speak out.

Saddam Hussein’s daughter heaps praise on Trump: ‘This man has a high level of political sensibility’ (Raw Story link): President-elect Donald Trump once praised the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his prowess at killing terrorists — and now Saddam’s daughter is returning the favor with compliments of her own.

CNN reports that Raghad Saddam Hussein has been pleased so far with what she’s seen from the president-elect, who during the campaign trail falsely claimed that he had been against the Iraq War from the very beginning.

“This man has just arrived to the leadership… but from what is apparent, this man has a high level of political sensibility, that is vastly different than the one who preceded him,” she said in an interview with CNN. “He exposed the mistakes of the others, specifically in terms of Iraq, which means he is very aware of the mistakes made in Iraq and what happened to my father.”

Raghad also shared Trump’s view that her father was very tough on terrorists, and said that there’s no way that groups like Islamic State would have been able to set up shop in Iraq if he were still in power.

“Yes, there was brutality, sometimes a lot of it and I can’t support brutality,” she explained. “But Iraq is a country that is difficult to rule and it’s only now that people are realizing it.”

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83 comments:

  1. Nothing new here. The totalitarian left refuses to accept defeat. Try being a republican on college campuses today. They shut down any debate or alternative points of few. The new left are not liberals I can assure you. Now that Trump has won they need to continue with their therapy sessions, play with some Legos, squeeze a cuddly a few more times until they can accept that there are different viewpoints than theirs and that doesn't make the people who espouse those viewpoints evil people. It's called tolerance remember.

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    1. Same whine, different day. Have an Alt-White Christmas, Trumpski!

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    2. Friend, truly and again, one doesn't have to be "left" (whatever that means) to resist fascists like trump.

      A dancer who is willing to publicly willing to give up potentially the biggest job of her career against a potential employer who is a proven racist, sexist and fraudulent bigot is not "totalitarian". She is the one resisting the "totalitarian".

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    3. 6:07 is a chorus girl too, but the only dance in her routine is the goose-step.

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    4. The brave men and women who fought fascism in the 1940s were not necessarily "left." Most did it because they loved America and knew they had to do their duty. As do I and the millions of other patriotic Americans who today condemn Trump and his dance of treason with Vladimir Putin.

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    5. 6:07, I'll consider your argument if you can you support it with fact? Send a link to an article about the suppression of republicans on college campuses.

      If you can't cite any scholarly journals as support, I can assume by the second half of your post that you're really just trolling.

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    6. I think 6:07 wants to be taken seriously. I am not sure he understands that it takes more than stamping your feet to get that.

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    7. Most mighty righties are like that. They think the only opinions that count are their own, and if you don't agree with them you are morally inferior. Another term for them would be "sanctimonious idiots." Think Mike Pence.

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    8. remember when pence joined trump's campaign and did a photo op in some local barbershop? The barber had no idea who he was...

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    9. Totalitarians in action.

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    10. Black, inner city barber shop it was.

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    11. Something to be said about accepting defeat gracefully.

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    12. Trump lost by 3 million votes. Grace seems to hard for him.

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    13. 6:50, let me just confirm the comparison between a dancer and the men and women who fought WWII? Silly...

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    14. 9:57 - stop lying.

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    15. 7:01, the student's name is Andi Moritz and she attended Byrn Mawr College in PA until anti Trump students made her so uncomfortable she left. There are plenty more stories like this. You people have a funny idea about what tolerance means.

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    16. Maybe they need safe rooms for conservative students, too.

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    17. No safe rooms needed. Just people who prctice the "tolerance" they preach.

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    18. I think that anyone who believes Trump practiced tolerance during the presidential election needs a rubber room.

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    19. Who's talking about Trump? We're talking about a bunch entitled college students who don't practice the tolorance they keep talking about.

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  2. My husband and I both just sent this email to feedbackradiocity@MSG.com

    To Whom it May Concern;
    I am absolutely appalled to hear that you are FORCING women to, in effect, support a man who has admitted to FORCING himself on women. An uninvited kiss or pussy grab is absolutely sexual assault! That’s a lot or FORCING women to do or endure things they object to.

    If you do not rescind this abusive command, I will never buy another ticket to any of your events and will look into who is associated with you and will band together with other people of conscience to boycott all.

    I doubt they will care, but at least we've made our position clear.

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    1. They're undoubtedly under contract so they're not being 'forced'. But I hope your petition works.

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    2. Does being under contract mean you have no political free will?

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    3. I suspect the Rockettes remain free to vote for whichever politician they want.

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    4. Voting doesn't work in America. Trump lost by 3 million votes and he is still about to be given the White House.

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  3. I'm surprised trump wants that Rockette lineup... there are no fake-blondes in it.

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    1. If he gets too close they can kick his wig off.

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    2. No fake blonds in the Rockettes? Yeah, uh-huh.

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    3. The most famous fake blond in America now is Donald Trump.

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  4. I heard someone is planning an alternate event i'm to air alongside the inauguration to ruin their viewership ratings

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    1. Trumpskis say "Boo hoo!"December 24, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      While there are few actually confirmed details as of now, there's apparently a massive, star-studded "We The People" concert being planned for Miami on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration. The idea is to counter Trump's inauguration and garner higher television ratings than the swearing-in. Normally, the presidential inaugurals carry several a-list acts, but Trump has had issues booking artists to perform. So far, the only confirmed acts are Jackie Evancho (singing the National Anthem), the Rockettes, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

      Rumored artists include Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Elton John.

      http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2016/12/23/democrats-plan-alternate-megaconcert-for-inauguration-day-n2263022

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  5. Perhaps the "Hobby Lobby Dancers" might be available after their gig at the Creationist Museum

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  6. how about the "TAP CHICKS"

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    1. Somebody call the President-Elect! Now!

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  7. It would be nice to see some positive discussion about Donald Trump! Many praise Hillary but fail to discuss the date the Clintons will be found guilty and go to jail! Treason and irs fraud are still crimes in America. Why are the Democrats failing to enforce such laws.

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    1. Old and discredited talking points, Trump guy. Got anything new to share today?

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    2. Ok let's discuss- what treasonous act has Bill Clinton committed that is going to jail for? Just send a link to support your claim and we can talk this out for real. Otherwise you've just committed slander.

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    3. Trumpskis can't think of anything nice to say about the Orange Putz. So they just keep regurgitating the same tired old nonsense.

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  8. "Lock her up"! Oh wait Trump changed his mind. No crime no penalty

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  9. Thanks 6:33. I will send one too.

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    1. Just remember all-caps = yelling

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  10. You folk all realize that the fake ugly orange head is just part of the plot for his body double substitute to go unnoticed? Take a good look at the hideous freak of a human behind the mask.

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  11. 6:33 - Want to join us in the protest in downtown LA on January 21st? I just sent your post along, and one person emailed Radio City immediately, me too!

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    1. I'll go. Time and place? Any website links?

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    2. I remember there were huge Bush protests in DC as well- they were cordoned offer into a 'free speech' zone blocks away from motorcade route so as not to be seen by the press cameras.

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    3. Really???? You have nothing constructive to do with your time??? All of you idiots carrying signs in the cold will not change anything. Are you going to get a participation trophy??? Get a life and do something productive.

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    4. Do you know that the use of multiple question marks is a sign of dementia?

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    5. Eventbrite website has info on LA March on Jan 21st. I think you register there and it is free. All are welcome, not just women.

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  12. There is also one in Pasadena at the city hall. Check on line.

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  13. Thanks for the heads up, I'll avoid downtown L.A. like a plague on Jan.21st. Fleas and rats ya'know. Should I be sorry for wasting my cash in New York a few weeks ago? The family wanted a New York show the Rockettes, great show, always is. Next year we will research into which venues are less political, don't want to spend good money on bad political tantrums. We support the Arts, but if artists wish to air their political views over their creativity, then we will air our views by not wasting money on tickets etc.

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    1. I feel so sorry for your family.

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    2. Broadway is for suckers. Thanks for advertising.

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    3. It is a proven fact that a single viewing of Cats can shorten your life by as much as six months.

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  14. Well, at least you left leaning crazed haters did not pick on the sixteen year old America's got Talent singer. Merry Christmas Eve.

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    1. I think the Trumpskis are down to the Mormons now. People who think Trump is an immoral man with sex issues.

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    2. Why are you monitoring her age? That's creepy.

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  15. Democrats are complaining loudly and clearly, and may indeed be sore losers, but does anyone really believe that the Trump supporters would not have done the same, but with guns?

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    1. I'm not a democratic. Trump's still disgusting and worthy of protest.

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    2. Trump is Putin's poodle.

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    3. How many shooting took placde in 2008 and 2012 ovee Obama's elecetion? The amswer is none. No street protests no one beating people because they didn't believe what you did. Don' try to compare the the Dems to the Reps.

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    4. Trump lost by 3 million votes. That is the difference, Cletus.

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  16. "Brexit, Trump & The rise of Populism in the West" FOX NEWS.
    Rebel against the Establishment.

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    1. Do you enjoy being a Russian agent? Do you even understand what it is you are advocating?

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    2. Russia analyst: I was just in Moscow and people are laughing as Putin plays 'that fool' Donald Trump

      Discussing a recent flattering letter sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump, an entire MSNBC panel agreed that the Russians are laughing at the U.S. because they can see Putin treating the president-elect like “a fool.”

      Asked by host Sheinelle Jones about Putin’s letter where Trump described Putin’s thoughts as “so correct,” Russia expert Nina Khrushcheva said Trump is playing “right into Putin’s hands.”

      “I was just in Moscow and the Russians are saying ‘Look at those fools, look at their their democracy.’ Absolutely,” she said. “‘How could America lecture us on any development, institutions, human rights, democracy, rhetoric when they just elected Donald Trump. He’s such a fool. He’s such a bully. That’s what America deserves and we’re going to take advantage of it.’ And that’s how Russians feel about it, and now it’s taking shape with letters from Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump with their exchange on potential nuclear armament and whatnot.”

      Asked to chime in on whether Putin’s relationship with Trump will hinder an investigation into Russian hacking of the the election, intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance said of course it would and laughed at how easily Trump can be manipulated.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/russia-analyst-i-was-just-in-moscow-and-people-are-laughing-as-putin-plays-that-fool-donald-trump/

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    3. bro - Fox News is the Establishment. you've been hoodwinked. again

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  17. The very fact that Trumpites like 6:07 bemoan protests against their vulgar personality cult leader demonstrates just who really are the totalitarians. Trumpites, or more appropriately Trumplites, can't even tolerate the opposition's exercise of 1st Amendment rights.

    One day, and probably very soon, the Trumplites will slowly begin to understand that the billionaire they have been told cares about them considers them nothing more than detritus. Sad.

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  18. New word: "ignorguration"
    Definition: Ignored inauguration of the Precedent of the United States

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    1. Trumplethinskin will be very upset if his inauguration doesn't win the TV the ratings race. He might get beat out by the Beyonce - Madonna ticket.

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  19. Happy holidays everyone!

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  20. Left Coast, East Coast...3 million votes and yet the map of the U.S. is red. Trump won, the Senate and House "won" The party of "old"government did'nt have a plan. Laughing it up with entertainers and counting chickens before they hatched, the Democratic Party continues to "play" blame on everyone but themselves!

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    1. Most of that red map is empty. Nobody lives there. Didn't you know that?

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    2. Red indeed - soviet red.

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    3. The majority of red states don't represent the best of our country. Most of them are rapists. I assume that some of them are good people .

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    4. The map of Russia is red, too.

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    5. Got to admit, trump indeed had a good plan – slander, race-baiting, fear-mongering, bat-and-switch, sell-out to elite swamp creatures.

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  21. That's why the New Year is Republican Strong. Those deplorable's struck a nerve.

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    1. Why is it the alt-right is so susceptible to Russian propaganda?

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    2. They struck a nerve all right- with both hammer and sickle

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    3. Stupes looking for orders to obey.

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  22. The ULTRA right or left groups that brag about their religion are all hypocrites. Any one or group with that much hate does not have the love of Jesus in there hearts. You people give religion a bad name and discuss those of us who see you for who you really are. I would bet the majority of you have guns in your house and would kill your fellow humans for petty reasons. Those people are very scary humans and are a threat to mankind. This post is based on what I have been reading for the last 6 or so months.

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    1. I will pray for you that you will overcome your judgment over the people of this blog. Go in peace.

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