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Hollywood and awards!!!

The Way I See it

January 14, 2018
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

How do you spell "hypocrisy"? H O L L Y W O O D ! I sure hope that my faithful, intelligent, wise and down-to-earth readers of this column did not waste your time watching the Global Golden Goose awards this past week. What? Oh, it's the Golden Globes awards!! Oops, sorry. There are so many of these self-gratification, look-at-me and self accolading awards shows that I get confused. Let's see, there's the People's Choice, the Emmys, (oh and daytime Emmys), the Grammys, the American Music awards, the Tonys, The Screen Actors Guild, (SAG), the Critic's Choice, the MTV awards, the Oscars and yes, for the kids, the Kid's Choice Awards. Oh and yes, even the Golden Raspberrys Awards for the worst movies, actors, etc. Pats on the backs and hugs for being the worst of the worst. Crazy, isn't it??

And besides all these, (folks, there's tons more), they even have the famous Walk of Fame hand prints in Hollywood.

They should bundle all of these awards shows and name them, "THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION AWARDS, #1, #2, #3, #4 and so on. Come on now....DO WE REALLY CARE? Or am I completely wrong here? Maybe we are all glued to our television sets to watch them get out of their limousine, strut down the red carpet as we gander at their $10,000 gowns and tuxes. Maybe we really do salivate at each and every word they annunciate to the world? And maybe, just maybe, we really do care what they say about politics, the earth, equality and their generosity to all the needs of the world.

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This year, the big thing is about women being treated as women and not sex objects. And they are denouncing men in power taking advantage of women. Folks, this is all good and the right thing to do but Hollywood has known about these men for years and years and years. And we draped them with awards and awards and awards. Treating many of the like gods. But not now! The new fad in Hollywood is for women to stand up and say, NO NO NO! They kept quiet when a young intern was taken advantage of by President Clinton. They kept quiet for years even amongst themselves. In some pictures we see Oprah kissing the cheek of that Weinstein guy and now she's telling the world, "A new day is on the horizon..." She knew years ago just as they all did what kind of horrible man this guy was.

I know I'm ranting, but I am so sick and tired of these self-gratifying people that make millions and millions of dollars trying to tell you and me how and what to think. What do I care what Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks, that Judd lady, or any of them think. I'd much rather spend some time in the local coffee shop and hear what YOU think.

Ok, ok.........enough of the ranting. Let me know what u think at or call me at 319.327.4640. Love to hear your thoughts.



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