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Matthew Chapman 

Thanks, Wendy, for this great evening - De Niro getting Chaplin award, from l to r: Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Scorsese, De Niro, Barry Levinson, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Sean Penn. Best part of evening, De Niro ripping into Trump for his attacks on art and culture. On movies: "Audiences vote by seeing them; critics vote by writing about them; and then posterity takes its time to decide if they’re art — or not. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because of our government’s hostility towards art. The budget proposal, among its other draconian cuts to life-saving and life-enhancing programs, eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For their own divisive political purposes, the administration suggests that the money for these all-inclusive programs goes to rich liberal elites. This is what they now call an ‘alternative fact,’ but I call it bullshit.”

Washington - Denise marching. Next step, boycotts and strikes and that Lysistrata stuff, but strictly by Republican wives.

Christmas Eve New York

The New York Marathon, the one day in the year where a black person is followed and protected by police instead of being chased and taken down.

On the street in New York. Lost cause in Brazil, hope remaining in America...

Brazil: A multi-generational, all-party epidemic of political corruption has infected and perverted democracy and in a diseased and weakened state it is now being kicked into a coma by the most corrupt right wing political thugs in Brazil. Art and culture are getting raped, the poor will go hungry, and those now in power will continue to rob Brazilians with abandon. Every single politician at any level from any party who takes even the smallest bribe or kickback should be tried without favor in regular court, and, if found guilty, put in prison. Democracy does not exist if you can buy power with money. Get money out of politics and tainted politicians out of government. But first of all get interim President Temer and his thieving friends out now by shouting about it during the Olympics. Foreigners visiting the country should at least spend 5 minutes understanding the situation they are entering. For a brief overview google my article Everything You Need To Know About The Outrageous, Surreal and Tragicomic Impeachment Of Brazil's First Female President, Dilma Rousseff

Only in America. Patriotic dog with own ve-hicle. 4th of July New York night.

The conclusion of a New York Times editorial headlined "Brazil's Gold Medal for Corruption." Michel Temer is the new president after he and other corrupt politicians impeached female President Dilma in order to stop a corruption investigation she'd authorized.

A guaranteed nightmare.

No shit.

Brazilian Zombies. Thought to have died in 1985, smiling once more...

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