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‘Last Man Standing’ Makes Its Triumphant Return, All We Can Say Is ‘Wow’ About The Ratings

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My favorite show, ‘Last Man Standing’, debuted this week on Fox and all I can say is wow! It was funny as usual with political insights and jabs… but what really knocked me out were the ratings. Sometimes even I’m surprised by something like this.

‘Last Man Standing’ ran Friday night in the same time slot it had when it was on ABC. Right out of the gate, Tim Allen and the gang started making fun of their old network and how the show looked so much better on Fox. Allen said the show must have some really ‘kick-ass’ fans and it does. I’ve been waiting a year for the show to make its triumphant come back and it did not disappoint.

The show was canceled in 2017 on ABC when it was their number two comedy show at the time. The move blindsided Tim Allen and really hurt him. But fans demanded the show be brought back and it found a home on Fox. Two characters have changed… Mandy and little Boyd. But they used humor to cover those changes and the show will go on to be as great as before, with far less censorship which means more laughs.

‘Last Man Standing’ was one of the very few conservative shows out there and it was really the only one I watched. Tim Allen plays a mostly conservative father in the sitcom and now he is free to express his own views. But the show goes out of its ways to play off all views. It has a tremendously large and loyal following among Americans and was on ABC for six years.

Fox took a gamble when ABC dropped the show and it looks like it is paying off. The ratings were fantastic. Fox’s gain is ABC’s loss. ABC was accused of playing politics when they canceled the show. Although they claimed at the time it was production costs, most of America didn’t buy that excuse.

From Variety:

“Last Man Standing” debuted its seventh season on Fox Friday night, with the Tim Allen-led sitcom rocketing past its previous season numbers on ABC.

“Last Man Standing” averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers, airing at 8 p.m. By comparison, the Season 6 premiere on ABC drew a 1.1 rating and 6 million viewers, while that season as a whole averaged a 1.2 rating and 6.4 million viewers. In fact, the last time the series drew over 8 million viewers was back in its fourth season, and the last time it drew a 1.8 rating or better was in Season 2. It was also Fox’s most-watched comedy on any night in nearly seven years, excluding NFL nights, and was by far the top-rated show of Friday night.”

The revival of conservative ‘Last Man Standing’ blew away the revival of the liberal central character and tone of the Trump-bashing ‘Murphy Brown’. ‘Murphy Brown’ went uber-political immediately and brought Hillary Clinton on for a cameo. Tim Allen used humor instead. It’s not hard to figure out why Tim Allen won hands down on this.

From Deadline Hollywood:

“The Season 7 premiere of Last Man Standing on a new network, Fox, drew a 1.8 in adults 18-49 Live+same day rating and 8.0 total viewers. That was well above the series’ most recent Season 6 premiere on ABC in fall 2016 (1.1, 6 million). In fact, this was LMS‘ best demo L+SD delivery since the Season 2 debut in 2012 which marked the comedy’s first outing on Friday after an initial run on Tuesday.

“Despite airing on the slower-trafficked Friday night, LMS topped the Thursday premiere of CBS’ Murphy Brown (1.1, 7.5 million). Like with the huge ratings return of Roseanne last spring, the strong numbers for LMS likely indicate an appetite for shows that provide a different perspective to most fare on TV.

“LMS, the top program on Friday in 18-49, led Fox’s switch from single-camera to multi-camera comedies. Its initial numbers validate the switch, as it was Fox’s most-watched comedy on any night in nearly seven years excluding NFL lead-ins, since October 2011 (The Simpsons, 8.1 million).”

Even though ‘Last Man Standing’ has a right-leaning lead, Tim Allen pointed out to Fox News that the only goal of the series is delivering enjoyable family content, alongside the edgy and memorable moments the show is known for.

Tim Allen: “My comedy has been the same since I’ve been doing it for 33 years and it’s about the ultimate political divide — (between) men and women. I’ve been doing that — and that’s all it’s about. And underneath all of that is that you just don’t get the other side, but you love the other side.”

‘Last Man Standing’ tells the story of a married father of three who tries to maintain his manliness in a world often dominated by women. It was ABC’s second most-watched comedy, after ‘Modern Family’.

Looks like in the comedy wars, Tim Allen is literally getting the last laugh. And I have my favorite show back.

 

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Cher’s Moment Of Lucidity: ‘CA Can’t Take Care Of Its Own Let Alone Thousands Of Illegals’

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Cher has said many outrageous comments in the past… most have to do with Trump-hatred while drinking. In a hell-has-frozen-over moment, Cher said over the weekend that Los Angeles, California, “can’t take care of its own” residents, much less newly arrived illegal and legal immigrants. Wow… did she just become a Republican? She’s right of course but hearing it from someone like Cher is mind-blowing.

She’s not alone in wondering how California, who is a flat broke sanctuary state, is able to admit and take care of thousands of illegal immigrants when they can’t even handle their own rising rates of homeless, veterans, and poverty-stricken Americans. This isn’t something you ‘tax’ your way out of.

“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More,” Cher stated.

Now, let’s have some perspective here before we embrace the likes of Cher. She had this revelation after President Trump threatened to release thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens into sanctuary cities and states, like California unless the country’s asylum laws are changed. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the White House is considering the plan. That certainly includes Cher’s beloved Los Angeles. She’s all for open borders until it really impinges on her real estate… then she suddenly sees the light.

From Breitbart:

“In response, Democrat mayors across the country — like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf — have welcomed bringing illegal aliens and border crossers to their cities.

“While left-wing mayors say they will continue to admit any and all illegal and legal immigrants, Los Angeles is home to the second largest homeless population in the country, second to only New York City. About 50,000 residents of Los Angeles are homeless and about 7.5 percent of California’s American Veteran population is homeless.

“As the city remains crippled by homelessness and skyrocketing housing costs, Los Angeles metro area is also home to the second largest illegal alien population — with nearly a million illegal aliens living in the region, according to Pew Research Center.

“Last year, economists at Deakin University found that immigration — both illegal and legal — drives up housing prices on average, with the researchers writing “we find no evidence that house prices sink as a result of immigration.”’

Cher’s latest stance is a 180-degree reversal from a September 2017 tweet, when she offered to “take a dreamer” into her home and business. “Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them,” she wrote. “I’m Ready 2 Do This & Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME. SANCTUARY.” The woman is a shameless hypocrite.

Michael Knowles savored the irony of Cher’s about-face on Twitter: “I’ll never forget where I was and what I was doing the moment Cher became a Republican.” There were many, many others struck by Cher’s new conservatism… shallow as it may be. After Cher’s freak-out over more illegal aliens coming to her sanctuary city, President Trump hit a home run: “I finally agree with Cher!”

Donald Trump Jr. nailed Cher over her words on Instagram: “Welcome to the Republican Party Cher!!! 🤣 These Hollywood liberals have some balls. They advocate for these insane leftist policies and open borders when they can stick the burden on you, on your towns, your schools, and your hospitals but if it starts to effect them all of a sudden they’re not so thrilled at the inflow of illegals. What hypocrisy. Remember Libs you wanted them. We offers to give them all to you. What’s the issue? Iits like #thegreennewdeal you want it, you think it’s great, anyone who opposes it is terrible… but then Republicans want you to vote on it and you’re outraged that they would let you vote on your incredible plan. At the vote there are no yeas. Just stop being so full of crap. Everyone knows we have a hard enough time making things work for Americans. We can’t dilute American’s benefits and all of our systems so as to care for millions from all over the world. We need immigration, but how about some immigrants who come here based on merit? What the problem with that? Maybe they won’t be dependent on government and have to vote for you?Anything other than a merit system will further greatly strain actual Americans and make their lives much harder. Stop the bullshit and let’s use some common sense for once. #BuildTheWall #maga”

It appears that Cher wants to be a true liberal only when current events don’t affect her. Previously she has called for Dems to allow Trump to have funding for the wall. Now, this. But she just can’t get past her deep-seated hatred of President Trump to come out all the way and say this insane and suicidal illegal immigration must stop. Well, maybe as Cloward and Piven works against those who instituted it, we will see the collapse of these socialist enclaves. Stars such as Cher will have to sleep in the proverbial beds they have made. That would be true justice. #WeBuildTheWall

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MAJOR VICTORY: Colorado Drops 2nd Case Against Christian Baker After Continuous LGBT Harassment

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Jack Phillips is a Christian cake artist who has found himself in hot water in Colorado over the last several years. He refused to do a cake that violated his religious beliefs and that’s when the trouble started for him. The issue worked its way once to the Supreme Court where he won but was in the process of making its way to the high court once more. Colorado has now decided to drop the case in a major victory for Christians.

After facing years of constant persecution for his religious beliefs, Phillips can now rest easy and get back to doing what he loves. The LGBT activists and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission can take a hike. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom and traditional values, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.”

In the first go-around, Phillips prevailed at the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He was originally targeted for refusing to do a transgender celebration cake due to his religious beliefs concerning sex and gender.

From the ADF:

“On June 26, 2017, the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an attorney asked cake artist Jack Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside, which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female. Phillips declined the request because the custom cake would have expressed messages about sex and gender identity that conflict with his religious beliefs. Less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled for Phillips in his first case, the state surprised him by finding probable cause to believe that Colorado law requires him to create the requested gender-transition cake.”

In response to renewed harassment against Phillips, the ADF filed Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis:

“We’re pleased that the state will be dismissing its case against Jack,” said ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner, who represented Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the first precedent-setting case. “This is the second time the state has launched a failed effort to prosecute him. While it finally appears to be getting the message that its anti-religious hostility has no place in our country, the state’s decision to target Jack has cost him more than six-and-a-half years of his life, forcing him to spend that time tied up in legal proceedings.”

“Jack’s victory is great news for everyone. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a diverse society like ours. They enable us to peacefully coexist with each other. But the state’s demonstrated and ongoing hostility toward Jack because of his beliefs is undeniable,” noted Waggoner.”

This has been a hot topic in conservative and Christian politics. Daily Wire writer and podcast host Matt Walsh rightfully torched “vengeful bullies of the LGBT lobby” for continuously targeting Phillips.

“This is straightforward persecution,” stated Walsh. “This is a government agency seeking to destroy a private citizen for his personal beliefs. The bureaucrats behind this campaign have now officially forfeited the claim that they are really seeking equality or tolerance or whatever. They know, like we all do, that Phillips was railroaded here. There aren’t even any hurt feelings for them to worry about. Scardina’s feelings weren’t hurt. He got exactly what he wanted, which was to not get what he asked for. He’s a conniving, scheming fraud. And so are the despots in the commission. No matter your ideological leanings, you should be outraged about this.”

Walsh is absolutely right here. Constitutional rights apply to all Americans including Christians. That Colorado commission should be disbanded and reformed after persecuting Phillips the way they did. They tried to bully a Christian into violating his faith… something they would never do to other religions. Today is a great victory for those of the Christian faith in Colorado and the righting of an egregious wrong.

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