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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Let's not have a peep out of Streep, please

In a skillfully acted emotion, Meryl Streep continued to criticize President Trump in a speech, but insists that under no circumstances will she relocate to another country as many supporters of the president would be pleased if she did. 

While taking aim at Mr. Trump, she complained about becoming a target herself at the Golden Globe Narcissistic Awards last month.

Streep emoted at a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT group and addressed President Trump's tweet after her Globes rant in which he called Streep "overrated."

Streep said, "Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated and currently, I am the most over-berated actress . . . of my generation." Her narcissism oozed from her pores as she tried to sound snarky with "the most" line, making it sound as if it was all true but Trump just doesn't want to admit how great she really is, and if you don't believe her, just ask.

Then she said she wished she could simply stay at home and "load the dishwasher" rather than take a podium to speak out. [Please, the woman glows in front of an audience. She probably has someone to load the dishwasher for her.]

She added that "the weight of all these honors" she received in her fabulous career compelled her to speak out. She had no choice what with all the fame and wonderful attention and love bestowed upon her. 

Her public deserves to hear her erudition.

She really got into the act: "It's terrifying to put the target on your forehead. And it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brown shirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to! You don't have an option. You have to."

Very, very much you have to, I can tell you that. Unbelievable!

We love the movies. We love the drama, and the people who pretend to be living it, for our entertainment.

But we give those who are so good at pretending--enough to convince us they are who they pretend to be when they act the part--a validity they don't necessarily deserve.

Alan Alda was no doctor in Korea or anywhere else, and Meryl Streep is no "Iron Lady." She isn't even a conservative like the real Iron Lady and is an actress.

We love to be entertained, but let's not lose sight of who the real heroes are in this world, and not mistake them for those who play their roles in the movies.