And, of course, there's the orange elephant in the room: the aforementioned DNC email hack. Assange maintains that the hack had no Russian involvement, despite what many analysts and insiders have said to the contrary. Now, we're not saying that Assange and WikiLeaks are directly responsible for the Trump presidency (there are far too many factors leading up to that for us to delve into here) ... but if you have half a mind to topple a government, what better way than to install a clueless reality show star as its head? And if doing so means aligning yourself with the very thing you proclaim to stand against? Well, lesser of two evils and all that jazz. It's a principle with which the American people are all too familiar.
Kevin Costner Is Honored By The Lakota Sioux For Dances With Wolves, Then Tries To Build A Casino Resort On Their Sacred Land
Back in 1990, Kevin Costner was Hollywood's golden boy. That's the year Dances With Wolves -- which he directed and starred in -- was buried beneath an avalanche of Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. Costner lost out on Best Actor for his portrayal of John Dunbar, a Union lieutenant who joins a tribe of Lakota Sioux Indians, but he landed an arguably even better accolade. For his positive and sensitive portrayal of their culture, the Lakota Sioux honorarily adopted Costner into the tribe, and cemented with it a ceremony wherein a tribal leader tied a sacred eagle feather into his hair.
"Friends forever, right?"
Costner responded to this honor by sensitively proceeding with plans to build a gaudy mega-casino on the tribe's sacred land.
In 1995, Costner and his brother / business partner made plans to build a massive, five-star casino resort -- complete with golf course, amphitheater, and steam-powered passenger train -- smack dab in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The same land where Dances With Wolves was filmed. The same land the Lakota Sioux had been fighting to regain control of ever since settlers snatched it away from them in the 1870s -- a fact of which Costner was damn well aware, seeing as how he fucking directed Dances With Wolves.
Costner never actually watched the movie.