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Hollywood mobilizing Democrats for midterms, but will it actually help?

Liberal celebrities have been leading the Resistance ever since President Trump’s shock victory over Hollywood darling Hillary Clinton, and now superstars are going all-in on the upcoming midterm elections – but whether or not they can make a difference remains to be seen.

Since Trump took office, a gaggle of celebrities have become increasingly involved in politics. Chelsea Handler left her struggling Netflix show to focus on activism, actress Cynthia Nixon unsuccessfully challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Meryl Streep attacked Trump during a Golden Globes acceptance speech, Robert De Niro said he would like to punch the president and Madonna proclaimed she’s thought about blowing up the White House.

“If celebrities had a net positive impact on elections Hillary Clinton would be president."
- Chris Barron

Former first lady Michelle Obama has enlisted Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for her “When We All Vote” initiative. George Clooney, Jimmy Kimmel, Cher, Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano are among the most outspoken critics of Trump and many more are expected to jump on the bandwagon heading into the midterms.


Just this week, actresses Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Marisa Tomei, Gabrielle Union and Amber Tamblyn took part in a video praising Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

But some say it may all be for naught.
Chelsea Handler appears in a still from her Netflix series "Chelsea" on March 10, 2017.

Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler left her Netflix show to focus on political efforts. (Netflix)

“If celebrities had a net positive impact on elections Hillary Clinton would be president. Every election cycle the Democratic Party trots out a who’s who of Hollywood stars to campaign for their candidates and every election cycle average Americans yawn,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.

While Barron doesn’t think A-listers will make an impact, conservative columnist Daniella Greenbaum told Fox News that “celebrities definitely have the potential to influence voting patterns generally,” but doesn't think it’s wise for voters to allow a famous person’s endorsement to influence their decision.

“We need to teach the star struck among us that you can love an actor for the way they do their job, and still disagree with them on a political or ideological basis,” Greenbaum said.

“We need to teach the star struck among us that you can love an actor for the way they do their job."
- Daniella Greenbaum

One way that celebrities can hold influence is through their pocketbooks, TheWrap’s Itay Hod, who covers the intersection of Hollywood and politics, told Fox News. He said “celebrities can draw donors to fundraisers” and “raise awareness of a given candidate,” which is has been critical in previous elections.

“Think of 2007, when Oprah Winfrey hosted Obama at her estate. A-listers like Will Smith turned up, and the event raised several millions of dollars. That sent a signal that Obama was a serious candidate, even though he wasn't the most experienced politician,” Hod said.

Last month, Variety reported that “showbiz already has showered federal candidates with $27.7 million, the bulk to Democrats” and the total didn't include a $1 million donated by Bill Maher to “help the party win back control of the Senate.”

“There’s a wow factor in their appearance for a congressional candidate in their district that energizes that candidates voters."
- Tim Young

Celebrities can clearly rack up cash and notoriety for a candidate, but Hod ultimately doesn’t think endorsements make much of a difference.

“If they did, Hillary Clinton would have won in 2016 by a landslide,” Hod said, pointing to a study he conducted in 2016 that showed celebrities favored Clinton over Trump “by a country mile.”
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Oprah Winfrey helped legitimize Barack Obama, according to journalist Itay Hod. (AP)

That hasn't stopped various news organizations from publishing headlines such as The Hill’s “Celebrities dive into midterms hoping to thwart Trump,” and the Washington Post’s “How Hollywood can swing the midterm elections."

Political comedian Tim Young told Fox News that most political rhetoric from Hollywood is just "white noise in an already loud environment," but he feels celebrities can have more of an influence in the upcoming midterms than they did in the 2016 presidential race – especially if they physically show up somewhere.

“There’s a wow factor in their appearance for a congressional candidate in their district that energizes that candidates voters,” Young said.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/20/hollywood-mobilizing-democrats-for-midterms-but-will-it-actually-help.html

The Oscars, Emmy's, Grammy's ratings have been in the toilet last couple years. No one cares about your silly opinions.

I tried to debate a campus socialist. He told me to F*** off.

BOULDER, Colo. — When I walked up to a student promoting socialism on campus recently in an attempt to organize a debate, I imagined it going a lot of ways.

Maybe he’d ask for an email with more information, maybe he’d politely decline, maybe we might get into a little debate right then and there.

But one thing I honestly did not expect was for him to launch into a vulgar, angry tirade, yelling at me and my two peers to “fuck off” and “get the fuck out of here!”

Yep, that really happened. Here’s the full story.

As a proactive conservative at CU Boulder, I’m not shy about my defending my beliefs. I’ve donned pro-Trump and pro-NRA gear and received angry looks, and sometimes worse, from peers at my notoriously liberal campus. But one thing I always try to do is present my views in a civil manner. I don’t yell, spit, curse or throw tantrums, and I certainly never try to silence those who disagree with me.

I support the free market system, not just when it comes to businesses and markets, but also the free marketplace of ideas, which allows us to discuss issues and find common ground and develop solutions.

To that end, my peers and I set up a Turning Point USA table during the university’s Get Involved fair on Aug. 29, just a few days after the fall semester had launched. We were among more than 100 student groups that had set up shop on the grassy quad for the big day, tabling to the thousands of passersby, encouraging them to sign up.

We advertised our first meeting of the semester, a “Pizza and Politics” event. We handed out stickers and other swag with messages such as “Big Government Sucks,” “I Love America” and “This laptop was brought to you by capitalism.” We spoke of our big event set for October, when Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens are expected to speak on campus.

During the four hours we were out there more than 100 students signed up seeking more information about our club, a fantastic development considering many conservative students are often too scared to speak up here. But it’s the start of a new year, a brand new opportunity for everyone to be who they want to be.

As we hung out on the quad, myself and two other Turning Point USA members decided to head over to the student socialists’ table and talk about the possibility of hosting a debate.

A little backstory here: We’d emailed our socialist peers last semester asking for a debate. No answer. Before the start of the fall 2018 semester, we’d emailed another request. Again, radio silence.

We figured, why not go up and introduce ourselves in person and see if there was any way to set something up. So myself and two others headed over to their table.

Right away we knew our approach might be met with skepticism, as we wore “Socialism Sucks” T-shirts, but as we calmly walked up we immediately told the two male students behind the Socialists of America table to please ignore our T-Shirts, we honestly just wanted to introduce ourselves and ask a question.

That’s when the barrage began.

One of the male members manning the table immediately yelled “get the fuck out of here!” He refused to answer us when we asked why he had such a problem with us coming over to him. All we got was “fuck off” and “fuck you, I’m not giving you my time or speaking to you” over and over until we walked away.

I was honestly in shock that a fellow peer had the audacity to speak to us in this manner just because we have different values than him. I find it funny that the socialists preach for pure equality of the people, but he refused to speak to us with respect and treat us as equals.

Our club will continue to try and debate our pro-socialism peers, and if the socialist club won’t do it, perhaps the College Democrats or another group will.

All I want is for people to be freethinkers and be willing to engage in meaningful discussions. We all want what is best for America. We just have different ideas on what is the best course of action. To bridge this gap of differences, we must all come together peacefully and discuss the issues, not drop the F-bomb on everyone who disagrees with us.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/i-tried-to-debate-a-campus-socialist-he-told-me-to-f-off/

They're lucky they weren't met with violence. Lefty is violent.

Study: Clinton Voters Still Grieving After Election

A new academic study finds that people who voted for Hillary Clinton are "still grieving," nearly two years after her loss in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Led by Jocelyn DeGroot, who teaches at Southern University Illinois-Edwardsville, the study "Loss, Meaning-Making and Coping after the 2016 Presidential Election" asked 200 Clinton voters about their feelings and emotions after Clinton’s loss.

The results — published in the brevenment journal Crisis, Illness, and Loss — indicate that Clinton supporters compared her loss to everything from the death of a parent, to a divorce, to "a basket full of puppies slaughtered."

"Some described Clinton’s loss as a death, while others likened it to a romantic relationship ending. Other Clinton supporters also described the loss as a betrayal, and they endured emotional and physical reactions to the loss," according to the study.

But above all, the idea of "death" was most often invoked during interviews.

DeGroot explains that the overwhelming majority of interviewees "explicitly linked death to describe their postelection experiences. This included describing the loss as facing their own death, the death of another, or the death of the country."

"I feel a bit like I’ve just been given a terminal diagnosis with an ill-defined end-date. I feel this astoundingly deep sense of inner dread and fear that I have not yet been able to shake off," wrote one self-described Clinton voter in the online survey.

Another told researchers: "I was heartbroken. Clinton’s loss was so personal to me I felt like my mother had died and a horrible step-dad was stepping in to take her place."

Some interviewees described the election results as a nightmare.

"For many days after the election, I woke up in the middle of the night with my jaw aching (from clenching my teeth all night), and with my heart literally pounding, as if desperately trying to wake up from a nightmare," wrote another Clinton voter.
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In an interview with PJ Media, DeGroot explained that post-election grief isn’t uncommon. However, the upset after the 2016 election may have been particularly extreme due to the unprecedented nature of a female frontrunner.

"Grief is normal. Grief is a reaction to a loss, and the Clinton supporters have encountered a variety of losses," said DeGroot.

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However, DeGroot noted that it appears that after this election, the grief and feelings of loss are more heightened than they have been following previous elections, especially for women and marginalized populations.

So, going forward, DeGroot warns against calling these people "snowflakes" or telling them to "get over it." Such an approach, she tells PJ Media, is "increasing the chasm between the two groups of people. This harms communication and relationships. It does not contribute to a positive, healthy society."

The study was published in the September issue of Illness, Crisis, and Loss. University of Alabama professor Heather Carmack also helped DeGroot with the research. See the full study here.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/study-clinton-voters-still-grieving-after-election/?utm_source=PJMFacebook&utm_medium=post

like "a basket full of puppies being slaughtered"????

Men Pay $895 at 'Male Feminism Camp' to Cope With Their Own Toxicity

Are you a man? Are you confused by rapidly changing social norms on matters of sexuality and gender? Are you scared you might find yourself on the wrong side of the #MeToo revolution?


Fear not.


For $895 you could have secured yourself a place in this summer's "Women Teach Men" wellness retreat in the scenically mountainous town of Ojai, California.


"If manhood was a texture," quizzes an Instagram post by the official event account. "What would it be? How does it feel? Can it change?"


Are 900 bucks (not including travel) more than you can afford to spend on a single weekend at at the 5-star Ojai Valley Inn, but you are still perturbed by the toxicity of your own masculinity?


Fear not.


​Elle Magazine's Rose Surnow went there so that you don't have to.


Surnow, who -- being a caustic feminist herself -- apparently needed her "faith in the male species" to be "renewed," attended the resort for a weekend in July so she could observe how forty well-earning men come to grips with the toxicity of their own sexuality.


The event was founded by entrepreneur Michael Hebb, a man who had an epiphany.


"Everything came into focus when I began to think about how much I have learned from my daughters and my former partner," he wrote on the event's ​website. "These remarkable women held up a mirror and asked me to look at myself."


The retreat promises to allow men to explore "the depths of spirituality, meditation, boxing, dancing, yoga, wilderness survival, cooking, business, creativity, and a million other things from the women we admire most."


And sip some good wine, too, of course.

"Over 72 hours, I attended ten talks, drank eight glasses of rosé, interviewed seven men, and cried four times," She wrote about the camp (to which she also referred to as a "husband hideout," thanks to the wide array of vulnerable men on display). "It was a true whirlwind that left me thinking that women aren’t the only ones that need support and allyship."

“The title Women Teach Men kind of scared me and when something scares me it means I need to explore it,” Dallas, 39, told Surnow.


Over a series of lectures by successful women -- screenwriters, psychologists, entrepreneurs -- the men were taught lessons in the performance of their gender, and how it interacts with women.


They learned that objectification is a two-way street, and that while men might look at women like a hunk of meat, women might frequently like a baby-making trust fund.


And -- hold on to your breeches -- both are bad for a romantic relationship.


In another session, the men were shown that in order to build a healthier version of masculinity, “we need to completely take apart" our current conception of gender roles. This point was driven home with a helpful round of musical chairs sans music, in which the class was asked to rearrange a messy pile of chairs into a circle. The class barely made it. Let that metaphor sink in.

But the big question of the men who attended the event was, according to Surnow, What does it mean to be a man in the "post #MeToo world"?


“Because men have historically done so badly by women it’s difficult to be proud of who we are and what we have the ability to contribute,” Dallas told Surnow. “A space like this is so unique because we can actually be applauded and appreciated in a way that’s very meaningful.”

Though she admitted to finding a number of moments genuinely emotional, Surnow expressed some ironic doubt as to the power of bougie self-help retreats to truly enable men to un-valve their own repressive mechanism, and change the poisonous texture of their manhood.


"Driving away from Ojai, I left with a plush hotel bathrobe, a purse full of tiny soaps," she concluded, "and a newfound empathy for 'some men.'"

https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1901-men-pay-895-at-male-feminism-camp-to-cope-with-their-own-toxicity/partners/44438

No "man" attended this camp.

Chick-fil-A employee fired, customer arrested after 'incredibly disturbing' brawl inside DC restaura

A Chick-fil-A employee lost his job and a customer was arrested after the pair got into an intense brawl inside the Washington, D.C., fast-food restaurant — and the fight was caught on camera.

The skirmish took place Tuesday when a 55-year-old man, identified by police as Sean Turner, allegedly began shouting at other patrons and went behind the counter, WTTG-TV reported. The customer was asked to leave by an employee, but he allegedly threw a punch in response, according to a police report provided to Fox News.

The unnamed 27-year-old employee and Turner then began to fight. In a viral video shared on social media, the employee is seen punching Turner several times in the head. Other employees and customers apparently attempted to intervene as well.

Turner was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and was charged with simple assault, police said.

The employee was not arrested, but he is no longer employed at Chick-fil-A, a spokesperson told Fox News.

“There is a viral video circulating of an altercation that took place last night between a restaurant team member and an individual in a franchised restaurant. This video is incredibly disturbing to watch, and we do not condone violence or the team member’s response to the situation in any way,” the company said in a statement.

“Our franchise restaurant Operators and their team members strive to create a safe and welcoming environment and to treat all guests with dignity and respect,” it added. “This situation does not live up to our brand’s commitment to hospitality, and for that, we are very sorry.”

The video shared on social media of the fight had been viewed more than 5 million times by Friday morning.

“We are continuing to investigate this situation, including what happened before the video was taken and how it escalated so quickly,” Chick-fil-A said.

The Chick-fil-A is located on Wisconsin Avenue in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/07/chick-fil-employee-fired-customer-arrested-after-incredibly-disturbing-brawl-inside-dc-restaurant.html

*Video at Link* Wonder what Mr. Turner was yelling about??

Get it before it's gone!!

https://www.har.com/4006-timber-falls-court/sale_9985417

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Academic slams Qantas after flight attendant calls her Miss instead of Doctor

An academic who slammed Qantas after a flight attendant called her Miss instead of Doctor has sparked a fierce debate over whether the airline was really at fault.

Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer, an Australian academic currently working in the UK, took to Twitter on Friday to complain about her experience of being called Miss.

'Hey Qantas, my name is Dr O'Dwyer. My ticket says Dr O'Dwyer. Do not look at my ticket, look at me, look back at my ticket, decide it's a typo and call me Miss O'Dwyer. I did not spend 8 years at university to be called Miss,' she wrote.

The post has received nearly 8000 likes and sparked debate about whether Dr O'Dwyer, who has a PhD in Philosophy, or the flight attendant was in the wrong.

Fellow academic Dr Mel Thomson tweeted her support, writing: 'You have all of the solidarity on this issue.'

'I'm first gen to finish high school (let alone get several degrees) in my family … I'll be damned is some trolley dolly gets to decide what honorific I get called, FFS.'

Many people took offence with Dr Thomson's use of the term 'trolley dolly', saying it was disrespectful to women and the flight attendant profession.

'Please don't refer to us as trolley dollies. We may not have completed a PhD however we are required by law 2 maintain quals (sic) that enable us to evacuate an aircraft in 90 secs, keep u alive in-flight, prevent hijacking, put out fires etc,' an airline steward using the Twitter handle Belleo tweeted.
Fellow academic Dr Mel Thomson tweeted her support, but was slammed for calling flight attendants 'trolley dolly'

Fellow academic Dr Mel Thomson tweeted her support, but was slammed for calling flight attendants 'trolley dolly'

'I have always used the correct honorific. And I have always been especially careful to ensure I used it when I saw it on a woman's boarding pass as I was proud to be able to support the woman and her achievements in a male-centric world,' she continued.

'You've just gone and sh*t on that with your condescending comment about us.'

British man Tim Almond said people who insisted on being called Doctor on planes when they didn't have a medical degree could

UK man Tim Almond said he had two friends with doctorates who refused to use their correct title outside of professional conferences.

'You're asking for trouble on an aircraft. A passenger gets stuck and they'll ask you for help,' he tweeted.

Qantas said they stood by the professionalism of their cabin crew.

'We are extremely proud of our cabin crew who respectfully serve our customers day in and day out and play a vital safety role,' a Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.

After her tweet went viral, Dr O'Dwyer took to social media to say she had been 'copping so much flak' for the post.

'This was not about my ego. It was about highlighting one of a thousand instances of sexism that women encounter every day. It’s not about the title, it’s about the fact that this wouldn’t have happened if I was a man,' she wrote.

Twitter users were divided over Dr O'Dwyer's reasoning, with some accusing her of making a big deal out of nothing and others agreeing it was a case of sexism.

'Your tweet is exactly about ego. How many male doctors write tweets to Qantas complaining they get called Mr & not Dr ? If they did, they would cop exactly same the responses as you,' one man wrote.

'Why don’t the trolls understand that it’s about equality?,' argued another.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6133325/Academic-slams-Qantas-flight-attendant-calls-Miss-instead-Doctor.html?ito=social-facebook

Sheesh! Settle down, missy!

Was Hillary Clinton or Dianne Feinstein responsible for the exposure and deaths of 20 CIA spies in C

(National Sentinel) Criminal Negligence: One of the biggest espionage scandals of the century was briefly exposed earlier this month after a California newspaper reported that a Chinese spy had worked for Sen. Dianne Feinstein for 20 years.

Politico — a Left-wing “mainstream” news source if there ever was one — included the bombshell detail as part of a larger report detailing Chinese (and Russian) spying in Silicon Valley, where the nerve center for cutting-edge U.S. technology development is located.

Reporter Zach Dorfman noted from San Francisco:

Political espionage happens here, too. China, for example, is certainly out to steal U.S. technology secrets, noted former intelligence officials, but it also is heavily invested in traditional political intelligence gathering, influence and perception-management operations in California. Former intelligence officials told me that Chinese intelligence once recruited a staff member at a California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the source reported back to China about local politics.

More details followed though many of them were ignored by the national Left-wing ‘mainstream’ media. It turns out the spy was Feinstein’s driver; it also turned out that Feinstein — a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee — also has a long history of lobbying on behalf of Chinese interests.

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported:

Turns out that Communist China had a spy in her office. A 20-year employee of Feinstein’s, the agent had been reporting back to China’s Ministry of State Security for well over a decade before he was caught in 2013, according to the FBI.

Fast-forward to this week.

A report in The Daily Caller by Richard Pollack said two U.S. intelligence sources confirmed that China had hacked Hillary’s private email server and Beijing’s spies were able to view all of her emails in real time — as she sent and received them (sometimes from POTUS Barack Obama himself):

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

An FBI counterintelligence official at was notified of the breach but did nothing; his name is Peter Strzok, The DC noted further.

In May 2017, The New York Times filed a report that was huge inside the U.S. intelligence community but didn’t get widely reported (because it involved a period of time when Barack Obama was still president):

The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.

Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used to communicate with its foreign sources. Years later, that debate remains unresolved.

But there was no disagreement about the damage. From the final weeks of 2010 through the end of 2012, according to former American officials, the Chinese killed at least a dozen of the C.I.A.’s sources. According to three of the officials, one was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building — a message to others who might have been working for the C.I.A.

Still others were put in jail. All told, the Chinese killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 of the C.I.A.’s sources in China, according to two former senior American officials, effectively unraveling a network that had taken years to build.

Given what we know now about a Chinese spy inside the office of a powerful Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat and a the Chinese breach of a former Democratic secretary of state, it beyond the pale to ask whether Feinstein or Hillary Clinton may have been responsible for this deadly breach of the CIA’s China network.

https://thenationalsentinel.com/2018/08/30/was-hillary-clinton-or-dianne-feinstein-responsible-for-the-exposure-and-deaths-of-20-cia-spies-in-china/

'Dine-and-dash dater' faces 10 felony counts for allegedly skipping out on dates before bill: report

Talk about speed dating.

A California man is facing 10 felony counts for allegedly sneaking out on dates just before the waiter brings the check, authorities said Monday.

Paul Guadalupe Gonzalez, 45, set up dates across southern California and would enjoy the meals before he'd disappear, the L.A. County District Attorney said, according to a news release.

“Eight women purportedly ended up paying the bill themselves, one in the belief that the defendant was going to pay her back, while in two other instances the restaurants picked up the check,” the prosecutor said in a statement.

ABC News reported that it tried repeatedly to contact Gonzales, but could not reach him. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

He was reportedly taken into custody on Saturday. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in state prison, KTLA.com reported. He pleaded not guilty to extortion, grand theft and other charges. Gonzales is accused of defrauding the women of nearly $1,000.

CBS Los Angeles spoke to an alleged victim. She said he was “good looking” and she thought: Why did he choose me?

“He ordered a salad with shrimp, a filet mignon, yes, he went all out” she told the station.

“All of a sudden he’s all, oh, my phone’s dying and I’m waiting on the call from my mom about my aunt. I’m going to go to the car to get my charger and then my first comment to him when he got up was oh what, you’re not coming back?”

She was stuck with the $130 bill, she said.

“I didn’t mention it to the restaurant, nothing. I think I was more embarrassed, my pride was just like, you know, I felt dumb.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/28/dine-and-dash-dater-faces-10-felony-counts-for-allegedly-skipping-out-on-dates-before-bill-report.html

Jerk.

Bride cancels wedding, breaks up with fianc after friends and family refuse to pay for $60G nuptial

A woman’s long-winded tirade blaming her friends and family for canceling her dream $60,000 wedding has gone viral on social media.

The bizarre story has received a massive response after being shared on Facebook and Reddit by a woman identified as the bride’s cousin.

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The Facebook post starts with, “It comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the Wedding. I apologize for cancelling only 4 days beforehand.”

The bride, identified as Susan, then reveals that she and her fiancé have broken up “due to some recent and irreparable problems” before going on to blame her friends and family for “ruin my marriage and life.”

The woman explained the couple met at 14 and worked together on her family’s farm. They then went to community college and worked and saved to “become financially stable.”

“We managed to save up nearly $15K for a wedding. Since our love was like a fairy tale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding, one where our son could be included,” the woman wrote. “We started touring venues and were torn between two. A local psychic told us to go with the more expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?”

"A local psychic told us to go with the more expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?”
- Susan, bride

The bride went on to say during her foul-mouthed rant that all the couple needed for their grand $60K wedding was “a little push.”

“Our dream wedding amounts to 60K – all included with flights to Aruba. All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen.”

The 17-paragraph outburst said the pair “specifically asked for cash gifts” from the guests.

“How could we have OUR wedding that WE dreamed of without proper funding? We’d sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500.”

The bride also explained she “made it CLEAR. If you couldn’t contribute, you weren’t invited to our exclusive wedding. It’s a once and a lifetime party.”

Much to the bride’s dismay, she and her fiancé quickly discovered that people were not willing to pay $1,500 to attend their special day.

“So we sent out RSVP’s and only 8 people replied and sent us the check. We were f---ing livid. How was this supposed to happen without a little help from our friends,” she wrote.

“Desperately, we resent our invites and asked people to donate what they could. I mean seriously people, what is $1,000? What is $1500? Clearly, not a lot,” she continued. “We also set up a go fund me. That only got us $250. At this point we were exhausted, tired.”

The bride said her now-ex suggested they get married in Vegas to save on costs, but she “laughed in his face.”

“He wanted those cheap, raggedy, filthy, whore like Vegas weddings,” she wrote. “Am I some Hooch piece of f---ing trash, a hooker?”

“My ex left the room and didn’t apologize for his horrid suggestion,” she wrote.

The enraged woman then wrote that she took out her frustrations on her Maid of Honor who had promised her $5,000 before backing out.
Wedding picture frame broken on floor

The couple split after they could not come up with the cash for their dream wedding. (iStock)

“How could someone who offered me THOUSANDS OF F---ING DOLLARS then deny me MY promised money and then tell me to shift down my budget???? She KNOWS my f---ing DREAM was a blowout wedding. I just wanted to be a Kardashian for a day and then live my life like normal,” she wrote. “I called her a filthy f---ing poor excuse of a friend, and hung up.”

The bride ended her rage by restating that she wanted her friends to pay for her “dream” wedding.

“How hard would it to have been to f---ing donate friends? Do I matter to you? Just f---ing give me money for my wedding. I won’t even sugarcoat. I won’t even pretend that’s not what I wanted. It was for a dream.”

Many on Reddit and Facebook asked if the post was real, commenting that it was too strange to be true.

“Is this real?!” one wrote.

“It’s too much! It can’t be real, can it?” another wrote on Reddit.

However, the bride’s cousin posted an update ensuring it was real on the Wedding Shaming forum on Facebook where she posted the original screenshots.

“Yes, this is a living breathing human being,” she wrote. “Clearly she has entitlement issues, but I have never known her to be this obnoxious.”

"Do I matter to you? Just f---ing give me money for my wedding. I won’t even sugarcoat."
- Susan, bride

“Honestly, over the years she’s been nice & overall sweet. No red flags come to mind. She has humble beginnings and has been working on her parents farm since she was young,” the cousin wrote.

The bride’s cousin called out social media and her family members’ obsession with “Kardashian stuff” over the past few years as the cause for the meltdown. The cousin also felt the post may have been written while the bride-to-be was drinking.

“It’s especially vulgar and incredibly embarrassing. It was only up for maybe 15 minutes before she took it down,” the cousin wrote in the follow-up.

Several have commented on the ridiculous request from the betrothed couple. Some on Reddit even called the woman “delusional.”

“Demanding $1500 is insane,” one wrote on Reddit.

“What an entitled delusional individual. Pay for your own damn wedding. So glad he walked,” another wrote, referring to the groom.

http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/08/27/bride-cancels-wedding-breaks-up-with-fianc-after-friends-and-family-refuse-to-pay-for-60g-nuptials.html

Better start your cat collection now, dearie.
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