All Posts by Empower Wisconsin

Be Kind

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 16, 2019

Hollywood is on high octane outrage again, but this time their venom is aimed directly at one of their own, Superstar Ellen DeGeneres. Why? Because DeGeneres was caught on camera enjoying the company of former President George W. Bush at an NFL football game.

“I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different … but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.”

Unlike her harshest critics, DeGeneres understands what it’s like to be treated badly because of who she is and what she believes.  In 2012, DeGeneres’ appearance in a JC Penney ad sparked a boycott effort by the Christian group, A Million Moms. DeGeneres might be justified in taking the usual Hollywood tact: fighting hate with hate, but she’s chosen instead to focus on the similarities she shares with her fellow human beings instead of the differences.

The View’s Joy Behar says she’s just not willing to take the risk of getting to know people like George Bush.  “I always said I didn’t want to get to know George W. Bush because I knew I would like him.”

Kudos to Ellen DeGeneres for her message.  ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”

For those who can’t find the courage to be kind, just try not to be a schmuck.

Listen to more:

Explore More
Spotlight: Pennsylvania’s Zuckerbucks scandal

Spotlight: Pennsylvania’s Zuckerbucks scandal

MADISON — The widening Zuckerbucks election scandal in Wisconsin includes many of the same alarming elements in Pennsylvania, a fellow…

Read More »

June 16, 2021
Sanfelippo calls on Evers to send Guard to violent Milwaukee

Sanfelippo calls on Evers to send Guard to violent Milwaukee

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Parts of the city of Milwaukee are a war zone these days, and it’s clear…

Read More »

June 16, 2021
Jon Stewart smokes media, scientific community on Wuhan lab leak

Jon Stewart smokes media, scientific community on Wuhan lab leak

By Evita Duffy, The Federalist Comedian Jon Stewart joked during Monday’s “The Late Show” about how obvious it is that…

Read More »

June 16, 2021
‘Whiteness is contagious’

‘Whiteness is contagious’

A white psychoanalyst says whiteness is a “malignant and parasitic-like condition” that is contagious. In short, if you’re white, you’re…

Read More »

June 15, 2021
Leave it to Evers: Tone Deaf Tony worsens worker shortage

Leave it to Evers: Tone Deaf Tony worsens worker shortage

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has done a lot to hamper and hurt Wisconsin’s economy. His repeated failure to listen…

Read More »

June 15, 2021
Tool of the Week: Choo Choo Tom Barrett

Tool of the Week: Choo Choo Tom Barrett

MADISON — You know a government project is a failure when it’s losing lots of money but is “too expensive…

Read More »

June 15, 2021
Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *