Taylor Swift speaks with people on the field after an AFC Championship NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in Baltimore. The Kansas City Chiefs won 17-10. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Taylor Swift doesn’t ordinarily get involved in politics, but when it comes to gun control, she’s made an exception. She supports gun control for the little people across America. Why? Because people shouldn’t have to “fear” violent crime committed by bad guys with guns. As though laws stop the criminally inclined.

Image by Boch via Instagram.

However, when it comes to her personal safety and security, Taylor Swift doesn’t walk the walk when it comes to her talk supporting gun control. Far from it, in fact.

She knows in her heart of hearts that the only thing that stops criminals, lunatics and terrorists with evil in their hearts is a good guy (or gal) with a gun.

So she personally doesn’t have to handle those icky guns, she spends millions on armed security to protect her. Millions. While promoting victim disarmament for her fans.  Listening to a pop star for advice on personal security makes about as much sense as asking Swift’s opinion on the most effective techniques for heart surgery.

But again, Taylor Swift isn’t forsaking the proven benefits of firearm ownership when it comes to her security details.

Besides… rules for the little people often don’t apply to Taylor, Inc.

For instance, a whole lot of people are talking about her alleged romance with Travis Kelce, the KC Chiefs’ tight end.

As a “high-net-worth” individual, she spends those big bucks to buy top notch hired guns. And on top of that she benefits from having police officers on her details. They certainly help when it comes to carrying guns into areas where mere mortals like you and I are forbidden from entering with our Roscoes.

For instance, at a Chiefs game at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin recently, Kansas City (Missouri) PD Captain Daniel Graves appeared close by Taylor Swift’s side.

KC (MO) PD Captain Daniel Graves in the red plaid jacket behind Taylor Swift in Wisconsin. Screen cap by Boch via X.

KCPD has a policy against its members working security outside the city limits, but Capt. Graves is married to the chief. That sort of makes the rules more like suggestions.  It does, however serve as one more example of how there are laws for the little people that don’t apply to Taylor Swift, Inc.

 From the KC Star:

A Kansas City police captain who is also the husband of Police Chief Stacey Graves appeared to be working as private security for Taylor Swift when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Capt. Daniel Graves was seen in photographs and videos accompanying Swift as the megastar walked into Lambeau Field with Brittany Mahomes, wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and Lindsay Bell, who is married to Chiefs tight end Blake Bell.

Swift, who has been dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce for several months, has attended several games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Sunday was the second time she attended an away game.

Kansas City Police Department policy places restrictions on officers’ outside employment, including private security and off-duty security work at venues such as Arrowhead.

Section IV of policy 630 on “secondary employment” says members are only allowed to work law enforcement-related outside jobs inside the city limits of Kansas City.

No doubt money buys great security for the “high-net-worth” individuals like Taylor Swift.  These same elitists advocate against the little people like us even having the ability to defend ourselves and our families with our own defensive firearms.

Swift’s “special” status appears to apply worldwide. Even in gun-controlled Australia.

Little people in Australia can forget about having guns for self-defense. But not Taylor Swift.

She travels with a whole posse of armed guards. While celebs like Swift eschew media reports about their security details, one tiny blog from the land down under wrote about security at a private performance for about 100 people.

From PaleGingerBabies . . .

SECURITY for Taylor Swift is so tight during her tour of Australia that she has 4 personal bodyguards assigned to her alone.

Nova 969’s Fitzy and Wippa spoke to news.com.au after their Red Room coup with Swift on Hamilton Island last night, where just 100 people were invited to see her perform a very private gig.

The radio duo, the only media outlet in the world to secure an interview with Swift during her 1989 tour, said there was a “machine” behind the singer working to make sure her security and privacy is maintained at all times.

“We were sitting backstage waiting for her to arrive and it was just like the president had entered the building,” Wippa said of the moment Swift arrived backstage with her security in tow.

“I thought I’d seen it all with One Direction. When they came into the Nova building there was security on every level, they changed the traffic lights so the boys could get straight through the city, but this was even bigger, 4 personal security guards with her, just on her.”

Fitzy said there was one of her personal security guards assigned to every door she needed to walk through as well as three security guards watching to see if anyone had their phones out during the gig…

Wippa said her security posse was almost “intimidating.”

Taylor Swift supports gun control for you and me. But don’t listen to her words. Watch her actions. Instead of practicing what she preaches on gun control, she puts her personal safety first by surrounding herself with guns and good guys who carry them. It’s too bad she doesn’t advocate similarly for her fans.

We all – including Taylor Swift – know that the only thing that stops bad men with evil in their hearts is good guys and gals with guns.

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111 COMMENTS

  1. Why does anyone give two sh!ts what Taylor Swift does or does not do? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why people are so interested, favorably or unfavorably, in the current bubble headed blond’s activities.

    I get that she is a hypocrite on this topic but, so what?

      • Taylor is a useful idiot surrounded by useful idiots so what do you expect? Go to a Taylor concert and you’ll leave just as dumb as when you arrived. This video is quite the opposite…

        • “Taylor is a useful idiot”

          Idiot?

          Everybody who has ever posted on TTAG combined does not have a net worth equal to Taylor Swift.

          “As far as is known, her net worth already exceeds $1 billion thanks to the good management of her career and other investments outside the musical field“

        • MajorLiar,

          jwm has already called out one piece of your hypocrisy above, but let me suggest that he omitted pointing out that making money =/= “high IQ”. “Mni Mike” Bloomberg is also a billionaire, and he’s dumb as a stump.

          But then we have foiks like you – poor AND stoopid. And is idiots go (and you should!), the one thing you clearly are NOT is “useful”. P*ss off, MajorLiar.

        • “So money is your measure of success, miner?“

          Nope, I just borrowed Donald Trump’s measure of worth because so many on here brag about their possessions and wealth.

          I think the facts below are a much better indicator of the high value of Taylor Swift’s character:

          “Taylor Swift gives Eras Tour truck drivers $100,000 bonuses, handwritten letters of appreciation
          Kate Perez
          USA TODAY

          “Scott gave a short speech and said how much he appreciated the service and what they’ve done for the tour for the last 24 weeks,” Scherkenbach said. “They’ve been out there nonstop, the men and women that drive for us have been away from their families for 24 weeks.”

          Then, each driver was given a letter that the singer had handwritten and addressed to the individual thanking them for their service during the tour. The amount of the bonus was included at the bottom of the letter, but some drivers didn’t pay it much attention, Scherkenbach said.
          “The funny part is, they just glanced at the letter quickly and didn’t look at the amount, so one driver read it as $1,000, another driver read it as $10,000. And then another driver said, ‘Oh, this has to be a joke. $100,000?’ which then made the other ones reopen their letters,” he said.
          While Scherkenbach said he could not disclose the exact number of truck drivers or trucks that were included in the bonuses for safety reasons, the money is greatly appreciated by everyone involved.

          “It’s a life-changing sum of money for somebody to be able to become a homeowner and for drivers that have children are starting at the age that they’re going off to college. It’s a game changer,” he said.”

          https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2023/08/02/taylor-swift-gives-bonuses-eras-tour-truck-drivers/70513182007/#:~:text=There's%20no%20bad%20blood%20between,touring%20the%20country%20since%20March.

        • A hundred grand is not a ‘game changer’, miner. The last time I got a check for that I paid 24 grand in federal taxes. You know, to support people like the fence jumpers at the border and dacian in his mothers basement.

          It’s an empty gesture until we reform the tax waste in this country.

        • “It’s an empty gesture“

          Hilarious, y’all are just so precious.

          Taylor Swift gave a total of $55 million in bonuses to her production crew, including her caterers, Riggers, sound crew, truck drivers, etc.

          You can call it an empty gesture, whenever you need to devalue Taylor Swift because she has spoken against your cult leader.

          Of course conservative Republicans hate her, she treats her employees well and compensates them fairly.

        • Wow Miner, thats pretty weak-sauce even for you man. Being a “useful idiot” as Stalin used the term, almost requires you have significant influence on the culture. Otherwise, you’d not be Useful, you’d just be an idiot.

        • MajorLiar,

          Even YOU are not such an idiot that you are unaware that those bonuses were FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, are you???? (Well, maybe you are.)

          Now, I am all in favor of private charity. I think there is both a moral and a substantive difference between supporting people actually in need, and giving bonuses to (already well-paid) truckers and roadies, but . . . it’s not my money. Ms. Swift can give that money to whomever she chooses.

          Your idiot assertion that it somehow proves her moral superiority just adds to your rank hypocrisy.

          Q: MajorLiar, if a billionaire, after completing a record-breaking (financially tour) giving out a relative pittance of her “take” from the tour to . . . some of the people who made the tour possible, a mitzah, or virtue-signaling? I would suggest you read the Biblical story of the “Widow’s Mite”, but you’re too stupid to understand it.

          MajorLiar, thou art a hypocrite. Thou presentest self-interest and braggadocio as virtue and charity. Thou allegedly denigrate “the rich”, and then rise to the defense of . . . the rich. Thou defendest the scummiest slimebag ever to occupy the Oval Office, who used his ELECTED POSITION to enrich himself and his grifting family, and claim to become outraged that another President may have been a grifter and a fraud BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED.

          MajorLiar, thou art a lying hypocrite (and a very stupid one, too). I’d say quit while you’re ahead, MajorLiar, but you’ve never BEEN ahead, so instead, I’ll just commend your attention to “The First Rule of Holes”. *SMDH*

    • Because she’s a political influencer. She’s already selling thousands of anti trump sweat shirts. Ignore her hypocrisy at your peril.

  2. I like how Swiftie states we shouldn’t have to be in fear of violence at various locales, including places of worship.

    I agree. That’s why I carry. Especially at my church.

    I’d be interested in TTAG’s view of the emerging story regarding the Biden administration, the FBI, and the months-long project of elevating Swift into the daily consciousness of America (plastered on every news outlet every day) to give her the eventual ability to sway public opinion at a strategic moment. She hates Trump, supports Biden, et al.

    Kinda funny, tho. Her career was founded on her many songs complaining about her choices in men…yet somehow millions of plebes may actually be convinced to follow her choice of Biden this November. Unless Joetato is replaced by then.

    • “the Biden administration, the FBI, and the months-long project of elevating Swift“

      Hilarious, just friggin’ hilarious!

      Yep, you caught us, we’ve been using the Italian satellites to control the buying habits of millions of Americans.

      But you had better be quiet, or we’ll use the Kosher space laser to zap your home.

      Be afraid, be very afraid.

        • “the MSM (including Left-leaning such as NY Times, etc) are readily reporting on this as factual“

          No, no one is reporting that there is any sort of conspiracy or project for the Biden Administration and the Taylor Swift organization to work together with the NFL.

          The article you link has it right in the headlines:

          “Taylor Swift campaigning for Joe Biden? Younger campaign aides are reportedly hoping to make it happen“

          Yep, younger campaign aides, probably Swifty fans, would like for Taylor to endorse Joe Biden, what a surprise, stop the presses!

          Conservative Republicans are just jealous because the only celebrity endorsement Trump can get is the nut job Kanye West, and even he backed out.

          “months-long project of elevating Swift”

          Well, that’s just a lie, the article doesn’t speak of any months long project to elevate Swift, now you’re just talking shit to prove your delusion.

        • LOL. As you typed your comment with the assumed intent of proving it wrong, you actually proved it true. You’re not very good at employing logic.

  3. There are two different kinds of anti-gun folk. Those who are clueless idiots and those who know exactly what they are doing and simply hate our Constitution. Going out on a limb here all of these so called celebs are the former and politicians are a mixed bag of the former and latter.

  4. Be pretty stupid for a world famous, attractive female billionaire to go unescorted. She undoubtedly has a multitude of stalkers and deranged fans given her popularity. She also needs to publicly toe the liberal line to appease her customers. So why you’d take one of her PR statements, which might very well have been written by a staffer as proof of anything. And if,god forbid, she got killed or assaulted we’d never hear the end of it from the media, so I’m all for it.

    • She doesn’t “publicly toe the liberal line to appease her customers”, she does it to appease her overlords. People like her owe much of their success to being a ticket taker, and ticket takers do as they are told.

      • Either way. My somewhat incoherent point was we’ll never know what she really thinks about anything, whomever she is answering to. She’s basically a corporation.

      • “she does it to appease her overlords“

        No, she owns her success. It’s due to her talent, her family’s intelligence and management skills and an understanding of what people want to hear.

        Conservatives can never believe that strong women are capable of success, there always must be some secret man somewhere because no woman is ever smart enough, right?

        That’s why I am so thrilled to see the three women judges of the DC appeals court panel unanimously smacking down Citizen trump’s bullshit claim of absolute presidential immunity, how ironic.

    • DrewN,

      “[Taylor Swift] undoubtedly has a multitude of stalkers and deranged fans given her popularity.

      And what about Plain Jane Doe who has a dangerous stalker? Entertainment venues which prohibit firearms will not allow Plain Jane Doe to be armed for righteous self-defense. Why does another Jane Doe with a stalker (Taylor Swift) get a pass on the “no firearms” rule?

      This situation clearly illustrates that different standards apply to “high net worth” people, which is obscene. Next thing you know, rape or murder will be “legal” for “high net worth” people.

    • This isn’t complicated, nobody not one soul is saying she shouldn’t have private security. She is a vile hypocrite, her ‘PR-line’ kills countless people every year in disarmed hellholes such as Israel on Oct 7th. Death by government was the cause of 100’s of millions of deaths in the 20th century alone, those governments like Mao and the Kim cult could only do this because their victims were disarmed. Needless to say violent criminals such as the Mexican drug cartels also relish civilian disarmament, the Mexican government is entirely complicit in making the Mexican people defenseless in the face of some of the most violent blood thirsty savages in human history.

      Interior Minister Miguel Angelo Osorio Chong said the soldiers were merely having a “dialogue” with the residents to resolve the dispute, but he insisted that the authorities will disarm and detain anyone with a weapon.

      “The army is there. They asked for security and protection, and they have it. There is no justification to walk around armed,” he told Radio Formula.

      -https://www.denverpost.com/2013/05/22/mexican-farmers-standing-up-to-drug-cartels-refuse-to-disarm/

    • Remember folks, police have no duty to protect you even if they know your life’s in danger. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled in favor of this.
      Lozito v NYC
      The US Supreme Court has made it clear that law enforcement agencies are not required to provide protection to the citizens who are forced to pay the police for their “services.”

      In the cases DeShaney vs. Winnebago and Town of Castle Rock vs. Gonzales, the supreme court has ruled that police agencies are not obligated to provide protection of citizens. In other words, police are well within their rights to pick and choose when to intervene to protect the lives and property of others — even when a threat is apparent.

      He only person responsible for your safety is you. Not the government. THAT is why we have a god given right to self defense.

  5. People who think they are somehow smarter by letting some celebrity do their thinking for them can’t be reasoned with. It’s a waste of time to try. If their favorite “star” says guns are icky, well, that’s it, no further analysis needed.

  6. Swift has an appearance akin to that of a harpy in that photo. My wife, who can read my mind, is giving me the evil eye. No, honey, I’m not thinking about you whenever I use that word, honest. Here, look and tell me what you think. ((sotto voce) On second thought, don’t tell me what you think…phew! Oww! Dadgummit, whadya do that for?)

    I told you she can read my mind.😬

  7. It is beyond me why her word even matters. Madonnas word didn’t matter 30 years ago either. Matthew McConaughey And Arnold Schwarzenegger are just as worthless. They are all equally responsible for their support of communism.

  8. You assume that her body guards are armed, but you do not establish it. Certainly some of them–Leos or retired Leos–certainly are, but it is questionable as to the rest. All they really have to do is be big and intimidating, and provide enough body mass to absorb bullets, i.e., bouncers, offensive linemen, and the like…

    • “All they really have to do is be big and intimidating, and provide enough body mass to absorb bullets, i.e., bouncers, offensive linemen, and the like…”

      I can’t afford to hire a walking bullet backstop wherever I go, that’s why I carry my Ruger .357…

    • yeah I know water is wet even though I haven’t touched it. of course those guys are armed. you think that police captain wasn’t carrying his piece? you think we’re f****** stupid?

    • Your argument is lunacy, any given child will respond in the affirmative if you ask them ‘do you think famous billionaires have men with guns protecting them’.

  9. Rosie o’donnell. Tim Mcgraw. Sylvester Stallone. And there are many more. Who are Hom0 or heter0, multi-million dollar stars, with armed private security. Who don’t believe in the Second Amendment for you and me.

  10. You can bet that guy is packin serious heat in that little sling thing on his back. Ain’t no Keltec folder in there! FJB FTS

  11. Can’t recall if I have ever heard any of her songs/music. I have no grudge against her, hope she makes lots of money. That being said these type of people have no concept of the constitution or history. For all the success they have, they are actually pretty stupid.

  12. First off Swift is a billionaire and could not give a shit what the conspiracy theory Far Right Fanatics think.

    The Republican gangster criminals are terrified that Swift may publicly endorse and even be seen with Joe Biden which would bring out young voters by the millions. I doubt if she will do that but she has encouraged all people to get out to vote. Still I suppose it could happen and if the prostitute corrupt Republicans are swept out of office America could have its best chance to become a civilized country with a Universal Health Care program, a drug review board, Universal Background Check Laws and the defeat of the Far Right Nazi States that outlawed a woman’s right to choose and made them into modern day sex slaves.

    • What conspiracy theory?
      She calls for gun control on millions of law abiding American citizens, while surrounding herself with hired guns.
      That is not a conspiracy. That is hypocrisy.
      Can you not tell the difference?
      If millions of voters vote based off who a pop star endorses and not the issues, then America is in a far worse place than we previously thought.

      • Epstein,
        “That is not a conspiracy. That is hypocrisy.
        Can you not tell the difference?”

        Well, no, obviously he can’t (witness the fact that he, and MajorLiar, above in this thread, BOTH hard-core Leftist/fascists, have equated Taylor Swift’s financial success with virtue, intellect, AND entitlement to personal protection. Leftist/fascists gonna hypocrite; it’s what they do.

    • To everyone except dacian,

      if … Republicans are swept out of office America could have its best chance to become a civilized country with a Universal Health Care program, a drug review board, Universal Background Check Laws and the defeat of the Far Right Nazi States that outlawed a woman’s right to choose and made them into modern day sex slaves.

      Let’s start with the easiest fallacy: we already have a drug review activity in the U.S. called the Food and Drug Administration.

      Next fallacy: Canadian and European “universal healthcare”. That is only possible because those nations do not have to pay for their national defense. (The United States provides their national defense.) Note that national defense is about 1/3rd of the U.S. annual budget. If Canada and Europe had to pay for their own national defense, the taxes would be so great that their residents would not have enough money left in their paychecks to survive.

      Third fallacy: last I checked virtually all (if not all) European nations do not allow legal abortions after the first trimester, unlike the U.S. where individual states can choose to make abortion legal up until the moment of birth. And yet dacian tells us that Europe is civilized.

      Fourth fallacy: a woman who chooses whether or not to have $ex is by its very definition NOT a $ex slave. And we require women to care for their children after birth–which is NOT slavery. Why is requiring women to care for their children before birth different?

      Last comment: I can easily argue that killing innocent human beings (which is what abortion does) is the exact opposite of civilized.

      • To No Common Sense

        quote————Let’s start with the easiest fallacy: we already have a drug review activity in the U.S. called the Food and Drug Administration.———quote

        Complete falsehood. We DO NOT have a drug review board in any sense of the word because European drug review boards prevent the gangster criminals of the drug companies from charging outrageous bankrupting prices for drugs. And a drug review board could allow the import of foreign drugs as well to introduce competition which would keep prices down.

        quote————-Next fallacy: Canadian and European “universal healthcare”. That is only possible because those nations do not have to pay for their national defense.————-quote

        If I had just 1 penny for every time the far right made that wacked out statement I would be a billionaire many times over. In reality European nations do spend less money but not less a percentage of their GDP on the military than we do but that is because they do not wish to conquered the world with incessant wars of rape, pillage and conquest as Capitalvania does. This is why the U.S. spends so much money, its not to protect or prop up any other nations it is because that the U.S. is power mad and greed monger mad.

        IN FACT THE EUROPEANS HAVE INCREASED THEIR MILITARY SPENDING WHILE THE U.S. HAS “DECREASED THEIR MILITARY SPENDING IN REGARDS TO THE PERCENTAGE OF GDP.”

        The truth about European defense spending:

        European NATO members’ defense spending in 2022, as collected in the recently released volume The Military Balance: 2023, provides three pieces of evidence that defy the free-riding critique.

        Sixteen NATO members (over half the Alliance) increased their defense spending in 2022 relative to 2021 in current US dollars. This was after significant increases in European defense spending in 2021. Europe was an exception to the global norm here, as global military spending declined by roughly 2 percent in 2021 and 2022, according to The Military Balance.
        In 2022, twelve NATO members increased their defense spending as a percentage of GDP. For example, Lithuania increased its defense spending from $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion (in current US dollars) and as a percentage of GDP from 2.07 percent to 2.34 percent. Given the aforementioned economic headwinds and other budgetary demands (such as pandemic expenditures and economic stimulus), increasing defense spending as a percentage of GDP was extremely challenging in fiscal and political terms. For example, the United States increased defense spending from $759 billion in 2021 to $766 billion in 2022, but defense spending as a percentage of GDP declined from 3.3 percent in 2021 to 3.06 percent in 2022.
        An additional seven NATO governments have pledged to raise defense spending as a percentage of GDP in the near term: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, and Romania. For example, in March 2022, Latvia’s cabinet approved an increase in defense spending from 2.2 percent to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2025.
        What should one take away from these defense spending figures? While the United States’ massive military budget and reinvigorated commitment to defend Europe provided incentives to free ride in 2022, many of the United States’ European allies responded to the increased threat from Russia by increasing their defense spending immediately or announcing that they would do so in the coming years.

        Moving past the critique

        Many US policymakers and commentators argue that NATO allies free ride off of US defense spending and Washington’s commitment to defend Europe. But the evidence from the past year suggests that when NATO allies perceive extreme threats, they spend more on defense. Of course, perceptions of threats evolve over time, and as we look toward the future, we should recognize that perceptions do not always translate into immediate spending outcomes.

        Two lessons emerge from this analysis. First, US policymakers would do well to stop publicly berating NATO allies for their defense spending decisions. While some private pressure may be useful (especially on the kinds of capabilities allies are spending on), public criticism is likely to divide the Alliance and is unlikely to achieve the intended outcome. Second, the United States should be less fixated on whether its behavior is encouraging free riding. European allies’ actions offer a substantial counterpoint to the free-riding critique. Washington should take notice.

        https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/no-free-riding-here-european-defense-spending-defies-us-critics/

        And your abortion rant about Europe is also a complete falsehood!!!!!!

        In most European countries, abortion is generally permitted within a term limit below fetal viability (e.g. 12 weeks in Germany and Italy, or 14 weeks in France and Spain), although a wide range of exceptions permit abortion later in the pregnancy.[1][2] The longest de facto term limits – in terms of gestation – are in the United Kingdom and in the Netherlands, both at 24 weeks of gestation.

        JUST LIKE THE GERMAN NAZI’S TEXAS ALMOST KILLED A WOMAN RECENTLY BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO LET HER HAVE AN ABORTION EVEN THOUGH HER DOCTOR TESTIFIED SHE WOULD PROBABLY DIE. SHE HAD TO FLEE THE STATE TO LIVE. IF THIS IS NOT SEX SLAVERY THAN NOTHING WOULD BE.

        Sorry you fell head first into the outhouse on your rant of Far Right Falsehoods, try again.

  13. First off Swift is a billionaire and could not give a shit what the conspiracy theory Far Right Fanatics think.

    The Republican gangster criminals are terrified that Swift may publicly endorse and even be seen with Joe Biden which would bring out young voters by the millions. I doubt if she will do that but she has encouraged all people to get out to vote. Still I suppose it could happen and if the prostitute corrupt Republicans are swept out of office America could have its best chance to become a civilized country with a Universal Health Care program, a drug review board, Universal Background Check Laws and the defeat of the Far Right Nazi States that outlawed a woman’s right to choose and made them into modern day sex slaves. bb

    • She’s been around forever. She’s always been popular, but something has changed fairly recently. She went from being popular to being crazy-idolized. What changed?

      • “What changed?“

        She’s been making serious jack for the past 10 years, you just haven’t been paying attention:

        “Per the Recording Industry Association of America, an organization that sounds like it knows what it’s talking about, she has earned $137.5 million in digital singles and $51 million in album sales. Oh, and now seems like a good time to mention that Midnights sold more than 1 million copies in its FIRST. WEEK.
        Some other fun facts for you?

        Reputation was the best-selling album of 2017, reportedly making $1.9 million in just the first one and a half months.
        Lover was the only album of 2019 to sell 1 million “pure” copies (physical and digital album sales).
        Folklore was the first album to sell a million copies in 2020.
        More than a million copies of Evermore sold in its First. Damn. Week.
        Red (Taylor’s Version) was Tay’s 10th album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
        She has two of bestselling vinyl albums IN THE WORLD.
        Taylor made history when Midnights nabbed all top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 song list, becoming the first artist EVER to achieve the feat.

        According to recent estimates published on CNN, Taylor’s Eras tour could gross $2.2 billion in just North American ticket sales, which would make it the highest grossing tour…ever. According to TIME, it’s also projected to “generate close to $5 billion in consumer spending.” In other words, the Eras tour is having a massive impact on the economy. Unclear what Taylor is taking home herself, but CBS said back in May that she could personally net $500 million or more. The Washington Post also estimated that Tay could earn upwards of $4.1 billion from the tour.“

        Face it boys, she’s just smarter than all y’all put together.

        https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a21068991/taylor-swift-net-worth/#:~:text=Back%20in%20August%202017%2C%20Forbes,worth%20is%20officially%20%241.1%20billion.

        • Miner49er,

          Face it boys, she’s just smarter than all y’all put together.

          I disagree. You don’t have to be super smart to make a lot of money. You just have to be able to provide something which people want to pay a lot of money to have and then manage (either directly yourself or indirectly via managers) that enterprise reasonably well.

          I do agree that she has infinitely more music and entertainment talent than everyone on this forum–and just about everywhere else.

        • There’s MajorLiar proving himself a hypocrite, again (and in other news, water is wet, and MajorLiar is a lying idiot), equating billionaire level wealth with virtue. For a Leftist/fascist you apparently can’t wait to kiss billionaires @$$es, can you, MajorLiar?

          Do all your fellow ComIntern cell members know what a hypocrite you are??

        • As usual, Miner goes off on some crazy straw man tangent instead of answering the question at hand. It’s weird to get all defensive and white knight for her over my benign statements and question. Did I say something bad about her, or complain? Answer: no.

        • “she has infinitely more music and entertainment talent than everyone on this forum–and just about everywhere else.”

          Not even close. There are loads of people more talented than her that aren’t even famous. Better singers and musicians can be found on YouTube. She’s a reasonably decent singer (but not great). She’s reasonably good looking, but not great IMO. She does write some of her own songs which is more than most pop stars do.

          Is she more talented that just about everyone else? Of course not. Is she more marketable than just about everyone else? Now we’re getting to the heart of the matter.

        • “He got the vast majority of it inherited from his father…”

          Do you think he inherited over a billion dollars? I’m pretty sure he got less than half that amount. Then he proceeded to lose it. Then he made it all back, and then some. It was an incredible comeback. His dad’s wealth had nothing to do with that part.

  14. Give the twat a few more years (and many, many more boyfriends) and she’ll be a has-been. Anyone remember Britney Spears?

  15. I continually am amazed how people with gifts like Taylor can be such scarecrows. There’s no logic between the ears. She’s crossed over from being a human being to being an elite. Money and fame tend to do this. Elites are poisoned with grandiosity and are unconscious of this. There’s also a fantasy world that they live in that “nothing bad will happen if we get rid of what causes the pain and the cognitive distortion is that guns, not people, are the problem.” It’s connected to an early heresy in the first two centuries in the Church called Docetism, where Jesus wasn’t human because God would never cause his son to suffer. Suffering is to be eschewed at all costs then we feel safe. But it’s a delusion. Progressives suffer from Docetism, having to live in the happily ever after world where everything goes painlessly blissful. They don’t know how to handle pain and suffering and learn that pain/suffering often has a message in it for us. The message is usually involves embracing a delusion against suffering. When pain is repressed, problems begin. Our Founders/Framers didn’t repress pain and suffering but learned from it and created a Constitution that they hoped would enable people to prevent the pain and suffering that others would inflict on us, among other things.
    Taylor, I’m sorry you’ve crossed over into the fantasy land of pain avoidance ignoring reality-the reality of evil. You have nothing real to offer me. Nor the world for that matter.

    • “The message is usually involves embracing a delusion against suffering“

      Yes, that describes the various religions of the world, selling the illusion of salvation.

      • Salvation does not deny suffering but incorporates it into process of sanctification/purification. It’s not an escape fro suffering or pain relief. Unfortunately people have lost the meaning of it.

        • “Salvation does not deny suffering but incorporates it into process of sanctification/purification“

      • Ah, and having dealt with MajorLiar, the flaming hypocrite (in EVERY meaning of the word “flaming”), we now see, once again, MajorLiar the anti-Christian bigot (based, apparently, on MajorLiar’s EXHAUSTIVE understanding of Christian theology and doctrine, of course, and not just some trendy sh*t one of his Leftist teachers spouted to him once upon a time, that he fully adopted, without understanding a damn thing . . . as usual).

        Keep on keepin’ on, MajorLiar, you beclown yourself every time you post. I get a fair portion of my daily dose of laughter reading stupidity from you and others like you.

        One caution, however. If you keep spinning this hard, you may become airborne (or screw yourself into a hole in the ground; either works for me). Have a nice day, MajorLiar!

        • “and not just some trendy sh*t one of his Leftist teachers spouted to him once upon a time, that he fully adopted”

          And by Leftist teacher, I assume you mean some other bigot on the internet.

        • Dude,

          No, MajorLiar is OBVIOUSLY a product of our “Modern public education”. Don’t know if he went to college (and don’t care; he clearly didn’t learn anything). So, I’m sure there are Leftist teachers, maybe even Leftist professors, in the mix. What ISN’T in the mix is an actual ability to think, reason, and learn.

          MajorLiar is a sterling example of the new, emerging subspecies (emphasis on “sub”), homo motus. MajorLiar has never thought in his life; he emotes, rants, and believes whatever nonsense his Leftist/fascist masters feed him.

        • I don’t know about that. Miner’s a well over the hill WV redneck. If he went to college, it was in the early 80’s, unless he went back late in life. Most school indoctrination at that time was taking place in elite universities. I think Miner’s an average dude, not an “elite.”

          There used to be lots of blue collar workers who voted Dem. Some of them are still loyal to The Party, even to their detriment, just like black voters. When I asked my dad the difference, he said Dems were for the little guy, and Republicans were for the rich. Some people still believe that. I know people like that. I can show them proof, and they refuse to look at it. They’re partisans. They’ve already picked their team.

  16. i saw on the news a few days ago about her endorsement, and how she could do such being she was out bid for the rights of her music, (a very big thing, i understand), by a super rich group that backs that person. i guess i look at things differently because i hit my head alot when younger, but it seems perfectly clear to me. if true, it puts a twist on corruption, to almost a new level. or is it the same as it always was

    • “the realities of life and that it is time to grow up”

      She makes more money in a week then you will make in your entire life, I think she may have a handle on that growing up thing.

      • Your fixation on money shows us all how shallow, materialistic and vapid you really are.
        Money does not equate to intelligence.
        Money does not equate to high moral character. Case in point, the Biden family.
        Your near frothing of the mouth defense of elite pop star is a gross display of simplistic, cult like thinking.

        • “President Trump“

          You need to stay up-to-date, the DC Court of Appeals just affirmed the fact that he is no longer ‘President Trump’, rather he is ‘citizen Trump’.

          And I’m rather disappointed that they shut down his whole ‘absolute presidential immunity’ claim, I was looking forward to Joe Biden’s drone strike on Mar A-Lardo.

        • Looking forward to murder of a man not convicted in court, miner? You really are a fascist.

          So we no longer call barry president? clinton?

        • Lil Jay, I’m just following Donald Trump’s official position as stated in his sworn pleadings in federal court.

          “Trump team argues assassination of rivals is covered by presidential immunity
          BY REBECCA BEITSCH 01/09/24 02:38 PM ET
          Former President Trump’s legal team suggested Tuesday that even a president directing SEAL Team Six to kill a political opponent would be an action barred from prosecution given a former executive’s broad immunity to criminal prosecution”

          So you were suggesting Donald Trump is wrong regarding the constitution?

          I think we’re making progress here, on your way out see my receptionist about making another appointment.

        • “I’m just following Donald Trump’s official position as stated in his sworn pleadings in federal court.”

          Where does it say Trump was looking forward to it?

    • Probably too late for that. If her mind has been twisted by grandiosity and elitism, the I doubt it will penetrate her delusional denial.

      • “mind has been twisted by grandiosity and elitism“

        I don’t think you can apply the term ‘grandiosity’ to Taylor Swift until she’s shitting on a gold toilet like Donald Trump.

      • Speaking of incels whining about their inability to get laid! But you would CERTAINLY be familiar with what it’s like to be an incel who can’t get laid, wouldn’t you, MajorLiar??

        • “wouldn’t you, MajorLiar??“

          Got laid this morning about 0830, thanks for asking.

          That reminds me of the old Air Force joke…

          Flight surgeon giving preflight check up asks pilot “when was the last time you had sex?“

          Flyboy replies “1930”

          The doctor is surprised, and asks “that long ago?”

          Pilot looks at his watch and says “well it’s only 1955 now… “

          Thank you, hold the applause, I’ll be in the area all day…

        • MajorLiar,

          Anyone can CLAIM they get laid, MajorLiar. That you are a weak incel, and gormless, and testosterone-challenged, is evident in everything you do and say.

          And that’s a really weak joke, but suitable for you, I guess.

  17. 3rd attempt to post

    First off Swift is a billionaire and could not give a shit what the conspiracy theory Far Right Fanatics think.

    The Republican gangster criminals are terrified that Swift may publicly endorse and even be seen with Joe Biden which would bring out young voters by the millions. I doubt if she will do that but she has encouraged all people to get out to vote. Still I suppose it could happen and if the prostitute corrupt Republicans are swept out of office America could have its best chance to become a civilized country with a Universal Health Care program, a drug review board, Universal Background Check Laws and the defeat of the Far Right Nazi States that outlawed a woman’s right to choose and made them into modern day sex slaves.

    • Well, lookee here, dacian’s “Tourette’s of the keyboard” seems to be getting worse. He feels the need to repeat each Leftist/fascist sh*tpost he makes at least three times.

      Learn to count, dacian the demented (if you are even capable of counting, which would definitely be “higher mathematics” for a pablum-brain such as yourself. Tell us again how “educated” you are, dacian! That sh*t was comedy GOLD!!!

    • Lumpy,

      So her hypocrisy is not simply limited to her hypocrisy about gun ownership, it apparently extends to the whole DEI nonsense, too. I’m sure MajorLiar will be along, soon, to say something stupid like “all you right-wingers don’t believe in DEI, so why should she have to?” or something equally stupid. MajorLiar is nothing if not reliable in his hypocritical celebrity @$$-kissing.

  18. Well, unlike the raging, flaming hypocrite Leftist/fascists, MajorLiar and dacian the demented, I don’t begrudge Tayler Swift, or “MiniMike” Bloomberg, or Mark Cuban, or any of those Leftist idiots, the right to all the security they can afford. Good for them – but then shut your hypocritical yaps about MY right to the security that I can afford. Leftist/fascists gotta Leftist/fash!

    I guess, according to our two resident Leftist/fascists, we aren’t entitled to security because we’re not rich enough to hire entire security teams. Only two idiots as intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt as MajorLiar and dacian could betray their SUPPOSED s*ci*list “philosophy” so totally, and not even be able to recognize their own hypocrisy and inconsistency. If brains were nitroglycerin, neither one of those two would be able to blow their own nose.

  19. One tweet from five years ago is it? And it includes no specifics? Nothing about banning anything, just “support gun reform”, an empty PR catch phrase. That’s the totality of Swift’s “advocacy for disarming Americans”? This is pearl clutching hysteria at its finest.

    • “This is pearl clutching hysteria at its finest“

      This goes much deeper than any gun control issue, it’s about the incels inability to attract beautiful women, they hate Taylor Swift because she embodies the girls they can’t get.
      She spoke against the cult leader and for that she must be vilified.

      • Pathetic and obvious projection, only a sexless individual would be so hyper obsessed with sex. As if having or not having it along with money are the only barometers to measure one’s life, this is truly a degenerate world view formed under the immense pressure of unmitigated frustration and scorn.

  20. Is Tay-Tay paying you to write about her as well? I gave up caring when Detroit wouldn’t be facing her in the Sportsball Championship, but you guys have to keep the lights on, so have at it.

  21. Wow, Liar69er is burning up this thread. Who knew that he was such an expert on the entertainment business?

    He’s made so any posts that there’s no room to discuss the topic. The thread looks like his personal forum. I’ll leave him to it.

    Nice to see the “moderators” check in on another thread. They don’t have time to monitor the discussions, instead asking that we “keep it civil.” Yesterday, Da Editor said that “if you come here to make trouble,” you would be moderated. Appears to be a major fail on all counts.

    Enjoy!

    • Typical, you characterize as ‘making trouble’ my posting of actual facts with sources and citations.

      It seems you would like the moderators to censor my posts because you disagree with the content.

      You would fit right in with history’s most authoritarian dictators.

      • Well that’s rich coming from a supporter of a man that is locking up his political opponents he can’t murder and has at one time or another violated all but the third amendment…

        • Stop,

          “. . . violated all but the third amendment.”

          Give him time; he’ll get around to it.

        • Mass electronic surveillance is akin to having a fed quartered in every home. The Brits didn’t quarter because they couldn’t feed and house their own soldiers, they did it because it was an act of preemptive terror against anyone who would stand against them it was also an effective means of surveillance.

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