You should probably take Ms. Germanotta a lot more seriously than you apparently do - her stage persona and her real-life personality could not be further apart. She's an incredibly prolific philanthropist and social activist. While I think 'making the world a more compassionate place' is sort of a pointless (though well-intentioned) fluff topic in a lot of ways, she's a far better, or at least far more qualified, candidate to doing so than most celebrities would be. If nothing else, she puts a lot of her own money where her mouth is on the issues she champions.
It's not her stage persona that I compare her to, I just have a healthy doze of skepticism towards any celebrity who put their face out there. Not that I think they do it all for the publicity, but complex issues tend to be poorly commented on by celebrities of all walks of pop culture. Maybe she's better than most celebrities, but that's not exactly a high bar to reach.
Fun Fact: She's been declared persona non grata in China
now again because of said conference and sharing the stage with the Dalai Lama.
(Apparently it's not the first time)
At this point, is there anyone left who China isn't angry with *chuckles*
Some days I think we should just let Texas go back to being an independent republic. At least then we wouldn't have to put up with their nonsense all the time.
But your stocks in cowboy hats would plummet!
We're out of Europe. No no, not the Brexit stuff. The football. Lost 2-1 to Iceland and frankly we deserved it.
Good luck Wales
I'm genuinely surprised Belgium's still in it. Did we finally change to a coach who can teach good players to work as a team? I've always been told that was our single biggest flaw. We had good individual athletes, but they sucked at actually working together.