Trump Supporter Proves What We All Already Knew at Hamilton Chicago



Friday night (11/18/16) in NYC, Mike Pence attended the Broadway Hamilton performance. He was booed on his way in, then after the show a cast member read a prewritten statement asking Pence and the Trump government to respect the rights of all Americans, even the ones Trump and Pence haven’t shown any respect for so far. A twitter war ensued between the theater crowd and the Trump crowd.

According to, last night (Saturday, 11/19/16) a Trump supporter attending the Hamilton performance in Chicago decided to get his revenge. When the cast sang the line “Immigrants, we get the job done,” from the song Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down), he became enraged. During the song Dear Theodosia he allegedly shouted “We won! You Lost! Get over it! Fuck you!” from the balcony. He continued to shout profanities at the security guards that the other theater patrons got to deal with him. Cast members were reportedly crying by the end of the show, though they didn’t let their emotions affect their performances during the show, because they are professionals.

This guy was intoxicated and had an altercation with security guards that lasted through 2 songs as they were trying to escort him out. Who is it that’s rude? And do these guys seriously think they aren’t descended from immigrants themselves, probably more recently than the time of the founding fathers? Who is it that keeps crying whenever they are slighted in the least? Donald Trump’s little boy pout and temper tantrums have gotten old very fast.

Hamilton Actors Exercise Their Right to Free Speech


Trump Calls for a Safe Space for Mike Pence Amongst Immigrants, POC, & LGBTQ+ at the Theater

Who knew Trump had a sense of irony?

Oh wait, he was serious.

Mike Pence had the gall to attend a Broadway performance of Hamilton last night. The audience booed when he arrived, then cheered and gave standing ovations during the performance timed to send Pence a message. At the end of the show Brandon Victor Dixon, the current Aaron Burr, read a message to Pence from the cast asking him to uphold American rights and values for all Americans.

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

Trump responded by tweeting that the cast was rude and should apologize to Pence. If only his standard for when an apology is necessary was so low when he’s the one doing the harassment. He’d spend the next 4 years doing nothing but apologizing for past offenses

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!   6:48 AM – 19 Nov 2016

The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!   6:56 AM – 19 Nov 2016

Meanwhile, the cast did nothing more than take the opportunity to speak to one of their elected representatives and politely request that he consider their needs when he makes decisions. Of course that’s a difficult concept for Trump and Pence to see, since they obviously don’t think they represent anyone like the cast members of Hamilton.

More at The Washington Post and NBC News

On the All Important Peaceful Transition of Power

The transfer of power between independent Austria and Nazi Germany was largely peaceful as well. The rest of the world stood by and watched while Germany invaded and subjugated Austria because their own peace and stability was too important to them to interfere with Germany’s ambitions. Austria allowed themselves to be subjugated because they thought it wasn’t worth giving up their own physical comforts in order to fight Hitler. Appeasement turned out to be a dismal failure. Had people stopped Hitler earlier in his career, we didn’t have to have a world war. We didn’t have to have concentration camps. We need to keep working and speaking out now, to stop what might happen in the immediate future, when Trump takes office and can write Executive Orders that will affect us now. Not be told to go quietly keep working for some fairytale future that we’ve already been working for all along. That future just got a hell of a lot further away. Fascism needs to be nipped in the bud now.

So Election Day Happened

If I hear or see one more straight white man tell another woman to calm down, stop over reacting, get control of her emotions, or whatever way he chooses to couch his derogatory judgement of someone else’s emotional experience of legitimate grief and loss, then try to mansplain what’s really happening and how she should be reacting, I’m going to explode and show y’all what overreacting actually looks like. Spoiler: There’ll be a lot more profanity than you’ve seen so far.

Guess what? We already know what you want us to think and do. You’ve been telling us how to behave as proper women since the day we were born. The media and Donald Trump spent the entire campaign making sure Hilary Clinton knew that she wasn’t acting like a proper woman just by asking to be considered for president. But still, she was there, on our ballots, and it was an exciting, important moment to get to vote for a woman, to have that possibility. But instead of the woman, the country chose the man, as always. The man who couldn’t have been more disdainful and insulting in making sure she and we knew our proper places in society. That we are nothing more than objects to be harrassed and toyed with, or cast aside if we don’t meet male standards. It’s a slap in the face at a time when we were celebrating having made so much progress.

So give us a minute to express our justifiable feelings. It’s the decent thing to do. But honestly. I don’t really care what you think about my opinions and feelings. They’re mine, and the constitution gives me the right to express them. If you don’t like it, click away from the page. The view on my social media feed probably isn’t going to improve for you.