February 02, 2018

Rebel Buzz: “Trashy” Grammys vs. Trump’s “glorious” State of the Union address

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Amanda Head here, back with Friday's Rebel Buzz! Let's start off with a light topic for this week. And by light topic, I mean, it had no impact on the lives of practically anyone:

This week’s Grammys served as the latest platform for Hollywood pontifications. Remember that rundown I gave you last week of the typical Oscars programming?

Well, it was pretty much the same at the Grammys. But trashier.

(Oh and Cher, a little tip, dear: you can't wear that anymore; I don't even know what you were wearing but unless it's a tarp and there's a tag on your toe, you're probably not dressed appropriately.)

Aside from heinous wardrobe choices, the show turned political almost immediately, with celebrities like host James Corden, Paris Jackson and Jennifer Lopez denigrating the current state of affairs in this country and, of course, President Trump.

In her speech, Jennifer Lopez said:

"At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever. This is precisely the time when artists go to work."

Oh, really? That's rich coming from Lopez, who’s overpaid for what many consider a cushy dream job!

(Hollywood side-note here, but I've also been told by one of her reps that she's a royal pain in the bootylicious backside.)

Of course, the icing on the Grammys cake was when Hillary Clinton read an excerpt from Michael Wolff's salacious work of fiction, Fire and Fury. The saddest part of all is that Mrs. Clinton still thinks she's relevant. To be fair, in Hollywood, ostensibly she is.

But to the rest of America, she’s a bad joke with an even worse punchline. It's pitiful, albeit fully deserved for a woman who has lied, cheated, and stolen throughout her career as a public servant. I'd provide you with a list of the Grammy winners… but, there’s Google for that. 

Moving on... possibly one of the best moments this week came during President Trump’s State of the Union address. It was one of the best speeches in my lifetime. I believe that if you're a conservative never-Trumper, or part of the Left’s “Resist” movement — if you heard that speech and didn't believe in what Donald Trump is trying to achieve for this country, you very well might just hate America.

I can come to no other conclusion.

He spoke of unity, equal opportunity and prosperity, and of a new tide of optimism sweeping across the land. He talked about making America great again, for all Americans.

Our president commended heroes of the Las Vegas massacre, the Cajun Navy in Houston, and the firefighters in California. Yet when he proposed to set aside differences, to seek out common ground with Democrats, Chuck Schumer scowled and Nancy Pelosi squirmed like her chamber seat was a fire-ant bed.

When discussing unemployment numbers declining, specifically among the Black and Hispanic communities, Democrats frowned and refrained from clapping...because TRUMP did it. Not them. Not their poster boy Barack Obama. And not their geriatric queen of failure, Hillary.

Trump covered many topics during his nearly hour-and-a-half long speech, which was interrupted over a hundred times by standing applause.

He discussed the influx of new jobs and companies moving or returning to manufacture on American soil. He talked about judicial appointments, Veterans reform, regulation rollback, the opioid crisis, and immigration.

The latter part of his speech covered our military and the new rules of engagement which no longer undermine our military with artificial timelines. And, taking a beautiful dig at the previous administration, Trump said that we will “no longer tell our enemies our plans."


After touting a few more promises kept, including recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel; and keeping detention facilities open at Guantanamo Bay, Trump closed with:

"As long as we have our confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail. Our families will thrive, our people will prosper, and our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free."

Cheers of "USA! USA! USA!" reverberated throughout the chamber as Democrats like Rep. Luis Gutierrez stormed out.

America's back!

Which brings me back to President Trump’s plans for DACA.

Let’s be real. Democrats would likely boot the entire DACA population from our country if Democrats were not guaranteed their future votes.

Democrats don’t care about the DACA population’s well-being. If they did, they’d applaud Trump’s plans. Yet when President Trump spoke during his State of the Union Address about the "four pillars" of his immigration proposal, Democrats booed.

Yes, like drunk football fans, like petulant children, they booed.

Trump’s first "pillar" maps out a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who were brought here as minors by their parents. They would have to meet education and work requirements and show good moral character.

Over a twelve year plan, meeting those requirements, they would be eligible for citizenship. So there you go, Democrats. But in return, "pillars" two, three and four require a fully secure border, ending catch-and-release practices, ending the visa lottery program and ending chain migration.

Seems reasonable, right? Nope. Liberals will fight it with their wilting clenched fists every step of the way. Because … it won’t deliver them enough votes in the end.

And let’s remember that five years ago under Barack Obama, the entire Democratic Caucus voted to build 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. 

All in all, Americans were overwhelmingly pleased with the President's first State of the Union Address.

President Trump said he was reaching across the isle to democrats to overcome some major challenges and enact historical legislation. I'm hopeful that Democrats join him and other Republicans, but I'm skeptical.

My momma didn't raise no fool, but let's pray that happens...

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commented 2018-02-08 19:10:29 -0500
Regarding Hollywood. Why do you think the world is in such a mess. They keep making movies full of extremely graphic violence, foul language, explicit sex and the end of mankind. Even children’s shows are being subjected to this. This is the nest of perversion and it needs to be pillaged. Look who they choose as a role model – Hillary Clinton. Of course, there are perfectly normal people there too some and even they speak out against them. I wish more would.

They make more money for playing a policeman than the policeman, or the whole police force combined, that they represent will ever make his/their entire lifetime. But hey, people also get paid ridiculous salaries to play a silly game. How is this acceptable?
commented 2018-02-08 18:59:47 -0500
Paul Taylor
Neither is is more corrupt and sinister; they are the same beast. Trudeau is just carrying on with the agenda whereas the American people finally removed the beast.
commented 2018-02-05 13:55:14 -0500
The loony left continues to show their true colours (on both sides of the border).

It’s hard to tell which is more corrupt and sinister, the Canadian Lieberal Party and their followers or the Deemi-Craps and their kool-aid drinking nut-jobs.

I hope the voters are catching on to these vicious animals and votes them out.
commented 2018-02-04 12:24:35 -0500
The REBEL has another pretty woman on their staff .
AMANDA if you were acting in a movie I’d go to the movies
commented 2018-02-04 03:36:19 -0500
I can let Cher off the hook. Who can forget the battle ship music video where she showed off her tattoos.
commented 2018-02-02 23:28:17 -0500
good summary Amanda!
commented 2018-02-02 21:07:23 -0500
Calling James Crockett a troll is really giving trolls a bad name.!!
commented 2018-02-02 20:29:29 -0500
Cher actually is amazing considering how old she is, too bad she can’t keep her politics to herself. I wonder, do these airheads actually know what is going on? My thought is most of them don’t. If they knew and believed the truth instead of their brainwashing they couldn’t possibly still hold those opinions. Sad, and unfortunately sheeple listen to what their fav artist or actor has to say. I’m not sure why.
commented 2018-02-02 20:23:33 -0500
Judging by the sullen faces on that side of the room at Trumps state of the Union address I would say the DNC are planning on being difficult to put it mildly.

So glad to hear they are keeping Guantanamo Bay open. That is where Obama and Hillary should have to call home forever more.

Lloyd if you said that to a woman to her face she would sock you one, and regardless of the first part of it being a compliment you would have deserved it.
commented 2018-02-02 20:19:14 -0500
A good synopsis on Trump’s speech Amanda. Do not worry about our current, Resident Troll, they come and go as they please. This one appears to need some work on It’s head, preferably with something heavy.
commented 2018-02-02 20:00:49 -0500
How many times has Cher retired, and then came back to generate more money from her fans? She’s gone off the rails!
commented 2018-02-02 19:16:10 -0500
AMANDA ! This may sound sexist to loontards trolls , but you have a very pretty face , it looks like you had work done on your face by GOD
commented 2018-02-02 19:11:55 -0500
First time I’ve seen your show AMANDA , I like it , it left me with a pleasant buzz in my head
commented 2018-02-02 17:27:48 -0500
The troll only has insults……..typical!
commented 2018-02-02 17:00:07 -0500
Great segment Amanda.
Cher does look corpse-like!
commented 2018-02-02 16:40:13 -0500
It’s ironic that you make fun of Cher, when it’s clear you have already had work done on your face.