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Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was…
When it rains, you should expect a hurricane.
His improv was awesome, his delivery precise, and his humor extraordinary. I was one of his many fans…
Roger Ebert dead at 70 of cancer according to the Chicago Sun-Times
I saw this yesterday, but wanted to wait until I was sure it wasn’t satire until I wrote about it.
Art-Kids for Change: Partying Against the Tea Party in Hipster Brooklyn
You can find the article at the www [dot] gq [dot] com site, under news and politics blogs. Yes, I was at GQ. Sue me. I got it from IowaHawk, so there.
Moving on, the so-called hipsters were in attendance at an “art space” called “The Intercourse” in Brooklyn. Entrance fee was only $50, with proceeds going to Downtown for Democracy. The point: raising money to defeat the Tea Party Ten that Puffy Ho wrote about. No linkie to that, either. The ten are Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Steve King (R-Iowa), Allen West (R-Fla), Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), Dan Lundgren (R- CA), and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), with two others to be announced by the CREDO SuperPAC.
No, they couldn’t come up with ten off the top of their pinheads.
The writer reporting on the hip happenings was a bit surprised by the insouciance of those gathered there. These hipsters paid to have their voices heard, and they weren’t bothering to say anything. A friend noted:
“This is a good illustration of why Democrats are going to lose the air war this year. I’ve had probably $150 worth of food and drink and I only paid $50. Not that it isn’t delicious.”
Leeches exist throughout the economic strata. But it is worth pointing out that he knew the futility of such a gathering. The point of the gathering is to raise money. That’s it. Not to convince them to vote for Obama, not to convince them to be active in politics. The reality is that these kids (and they were mostly in their 20′s) go to these parties, give $50, and feel they have done their duty. They do not ask where the money goes, or for what it will be used. All they know is that it will go to save Obama. The organizer of the swanky soirees makes sure to let the writer know what she hopes to accomplish:
“My reflection on the evening,” she wrote the next morning in a cheery email to reporters who attended, “is that I think it was pretty cool that a demographic some might refer to as ‘hipsters’ trekked out to possibly the hardest neighborhood to get to in Brooklyn—not to attend an opening or a fashion show, but to support progressive politics. And paid to do it. Part of D4D’s mission is to counteract the stereotype that the young and creative are too busy caring about themselves to care about politics. I think we accomplished that last night.”
ZOMG!!! They navigated the hardest neighborhood TO GET TO in BROOKLYN!!
And they paid for the PRIVILEGE!!!
Oh, and they FOUGHT the stereotypes of being HIPSTERS!!!
Lest you think I’m against such a soiree, I am all for them. It’s part of the freedoms we enjoy. And as a perk, Teh Stoopid™ never fails to disappoint.
“It’s amazing,” Dustin Yellin [owner of The Intercourse] said.”The Intercourse is amazing, and D4D is amazing.”
And when the writer asks him, “The Tea Party…you’re happy to—” Mr. Yellin replied:
“Abolish it? Yes. Absolutely.”
Because in the land of Progressives, there is only one voice, and it isn’t the one of dissent.
I can say that, because that anti-perspirant reeks.
Obama Campaign Call Affirms Money Anxiety
I gotta hand it to the Prez, though. He managed to install a personal phoneline in Air Force One so that he could campaign while travelling and not run afoul of the rules.
“If things continue as they have so far, I’ll be the first sitting president in modern history to be outspent in his reelection campaign,” he said, according to the report.
“The special interests that are financing my opponent’s campaign are just going to consolidate themselves,” he said. “They’re gonna run Congress and the White House.”
Just my opinion, but that’s not just whiny, but also sounds like he’s jealous!! After all, that’s his particular MO.
This is new territory for the Prez. He has always run as a challenger, not as an incumbent. And he is at a loss. But then again, what does he expect? A lot of the big donors who contributed to his campaign in 2008 can’t afford to donate this time around. The amount of millionaires has shrunk in recent years, thanks no doubt to this administrations’ policies.
Of course, that never stopped Teh Messiah™ from squeezing blood out of turnips.
Honestly, I just don’t understand this.
By now, y’all have heard about this:
School bus monitor bullied by students
My blood pressure had a few spikes, and I thought the kids should be ever grateful they live nowhere near me. Four seventh graders, one of which is the son of a police officer, took it upon themselves to bully a grandmother whose job is to monitor the activities on that school bus.
How sick and depraved is that??
Now I find out that, not only is that poor woman not filing charges, there is a fundraising effort currently underway for her, and it has reached nearly half a million dollars. And she deserves every penny. But here is what pisses me off:
- She’ll have to pay taxes on it, at a much higher rate than that of her current income rate.
- The kids haven’t apologized.
- The community that is showing support for her is the same community that couldn’t be bothered to teach those kids not to be bullies.
- The backlash against the kids is making them out to be the victims.
Those kids are victims of their lackadaisical parents. That’s it. THEY took it upon themselves to verbally abuse and attack a woman trying to do her job. And without swift intervention, they will end up being little psychos terrorizing others. No, I don’t agree with people texting and emailing threats to those kids. I think that’s atrocious and extreme. But I do think they need to be taught fear, so they can learn respect.
Remember, these are the kids that will be in charge in the future. The words “Soylent Green” come to mind when I think of that.
Sometimes, people are just so well named. Take Eric Stonestreet, for example. I’m pretty sure the *ahem* actor had to be under the influence of cannabis to say something this profound:
“We need to figure out a law that makes everyone feel like they have the same shot at everything that everyone else has in the United States and let’s make everyone feel good, you know everyone needs to feel good and feel like they are an equal person in society.”
Hey, Eric Stoned-in-the-street!! Ever hear of this?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Now, I’ll cut him some slack. The Declaration of Independence is NOT a law. But it does state that everyone has the same shot at Life than everyone else. Furthermore, it’s not the government’s job to make us feel good. By his logic, the government should pass a law to make us watch Modern Family so that he can feel good about his ratings. And as for being equal, how about you give me some of the money you earned filming that show? I can’t get an acting gig to save my life, so pony up, Mr. Stoner. I demand to be YOUR equal. I’ll even use the money to buy a ton of junkfood so I can grow to look just like you!
If being equal means being as ignorant as this guy, I’ll pass.
Sometimes one can easily brush a spiderweb off one’s eyes. Other times it’s not so easy, especially when the spiderweb is poisonous.
And from Lee Stranahan:
I want to know how it is that the law supports the hounding of people who tell the truth, reporting an actual fact that is available for anyone to read. I want to know why it is that posting a court decision available through public records is cause for damages.
Most of all, I want to know how it is that a convicted terrorist bomber gets grants from the Tides Foundation, the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation totalling $100,000.
I suppose that in the eyes of those foundations, a man who bombs innocent civilians can be considered a freedom fighter.
That is something my dad used to say when I was younger. I always thought that he was talking about how strong my mom made the coffee (you can stand a spoon in it, and then watch it disintegrate slowly). But no…. he was speaking of the way he deals with people. My dad is awesome. Nothing, and I mean nothing, gets under his skin. You can walk up to my dad and tell him he is full of shit, and he will say thanks, and move right along. Now, he will defend his wife and kids from any assault, don’t get me wrong. But as far as his feelings are concerned, he doesn’t care. That’s crap that just bogs him down, he says. And at 80 years of age, he doesn’t have the time, and knows his effort is best applied towards getting a e-book off the ‘net.
My dad was a Honey Badger before being a Honey Badger was cool.
Now, me?? I go out of my way to not hurt people’s feelings. I come from a large family, immediate and extended, so it’s not unusual for someone to ask “What is that supposed to mean???” and all hell breaking loose for a few
days hours. I try to avoid that, because I like to center on the positive. If I were to tangle myself in that shit I would probably look like Lizzie Borden’s younger, much cooler sister. There are times, however, when a family member goes too far, and I feel the need to….tangle, as in “tangle my hands around their neck”. When I was younger I could quell that need just fine, but not that I am older? It is much harder. And having been designated the official pourer of oil upon troubled waters for my clan makes it near impossible to deal with it sometimes.
So, how do you deal with pettiness and strife?
I’m asking for a friend
We [at Consumer Reports] buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.
Pretty, isn’t it? And at a pricepoint of only a smidge over $100,000, the Fisker Karma is a total steal, considering we, the American taxpayers, subsidized it to the tune of $529 million. Oh, and did you know it’s made by a company in Finland?? I do wonder how the UAW feels about that.
I don’t know about y’all, but if I were to spend $100K on something that doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, Alvin Greene would be running for Congress again.
Forgive the title. But it’s a rather appropriate title when you think about the subject.
Back when I was in college, I remember some of the gals in the dorm attending NOW meetings. I admit to having gone to a few, but I never felt very comfortable mostly because it seemed to be a hatefest directed towards men. And even when I was liberal, I didn’t understand why anyone would direct such vitriol to 50% of the population based solely on the fact that they had the luck to be born with a different chromosome. Still, I never gave them a thought, nor gave them weight. They had every right to feel and say what they did.
And then the Clinton scandals happened. Woman after woman came forward claiming sexual harassment and even rape against our President. And the same women who were hating men for the priviledge of having a Y chromosome stayed quiet. That was when I realized that Cultural Feminism, the type that had been pushed by the likes of Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, was just a lie. It had nothing to do with being equal to men. It had nothing to do with emancipating women from the stereotypes through which they felt men viewed them. No, it had to do with power of one group over another. In this case it was not just power over men, but power to dictate rights over others. Because the President was a Democrat, and therefore liberal, he was given a pass on his transgressions. The fact that it was a man who trampled over the rights of the women held no weight whatsoever. He was one of them.
So we learned that all these so-called feminists were only useful idiots to be put on display as sacred cows. And in their search for superior rights over men, they sacrificed what little credibility they had left, becoming full-time hypocrites. There are many examples of this, but none so recent as the Rush Limbaugh controversy concerning a
23 year old law student 30 year old feminist activist. In his defense, Rush didn’t call the whoring bimbo a slut. He referred to her actions as being those of one. And they are. Still, the language was harsh, and he apologized, even though the ruckus has reached massive proportions. All because of a word the feminists had used for themselves less than a year ago.
Slut Walk Hits Dallas Streets
Yep!! Remember this?? I sure as hell do!
The group of fire-up North Texans called the event a “Slut Walk.”
Elizabeth Webb organized the local event.
“I know, definitely, it is a controversial name,” Webb said, “but we`re trying to reclaim that word and take the power away from that word.
Take power away from the word? Excuse me, but even Geoffrey Chaucer used that word in his literary classics. Let me give you feminists a lesson in Psychology 101: if you want to “take power” away from a word, DON’T FREAKING HAVE A COW WHEN SOMEONE USES IT!!! It makes you look like bovinical dumbasses and cements your hypocrite creds.
Ladies, and I use the term loosely, you have been weighed, measured, and found lacking in substance and value, for you have cheapened yourselves in your pursuit of power. And with this latest display, your relevance (such as it is) starts coming to an end.
Where I come from, fish can ride bicycles. And I feel fine!!
Before I start off in my rant, I do not like Danica Patrick. I don’t care that she is one of a few women in NASCAR™. I don’t care that she has given hope to future generations of little girls who want to wreck cars for a reason. No, I really don’t like her. And after this, I despise her even more.
Sports anchor suspended for calling Danica Patrick a ‘B’
And no, I’m not defending him in any way. I don’t have to.
[Ross] Shimabuku was responding to Patrick’s comment at NASCAR Media Day when she said she didn’t like the negative connotation of the term “sexy” used for her and other female athletes. “Is there any other word that you can use to describe me?” she said.
After playing that audio Shimabuku said: “I’ve got a few words. It starts with a ‘B’ and it’s not beautiful. … She always has a chip on her shoulder trying to prove something. … What she says and what she does are two totally different things.”
BINGO!!! Mr. Shimabuku called her on her hypocrisy. Notice that he never, not once, said the word in question. In fact, I can help him out. Perhaps he meant the word “bogus”, or maybe the word “bigheaded”, or maybe even the word “blustery” or even “boastful”. But let’s face it: we all know what he meant. After all why wouldn’t he, when we see this:
And we are shown this in Sports Illustrated™, because you know she’s in a sport by just looking at the pic:
Seriously, why would anyone think of her as a sex object after this:
And after learning of the slip she let slide, I’m inclined to believe her. She isn’t sexy. She’s a tramp, stamped as such, and someone who whores herself out on the pages of a magazine so that she can get attention, instead of earning accolades for any dubious skill for racing she might possess. In the words of Dave Chappelle:
The girl says “Oh uh-uh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Just because I’m dressed this way does not make me a whore!” Which is true. Gentlemen, that is true. Just because they dress a certain way doesn’t mean they are a certain way. Don’t ever forget it. But ladies, you must understand that is fucking confusing. It just is. Now that would be like me, Dave Chappelle, the comedian, walking down the street in a cop uniform. Somebody might run up on me, saying, “Oh, thank God. Officer, help us! Come on. They’re over here. Help us!” “Oh-hoh! Just because I’m dressed this way does not make me a police officer!” See what I mean? All right, ladies, fine. You are not a whore. But you are wearing a whore’s uniform.
And that is what you do by being a hypocrite, Ms. Patrick. You wear the sexpot uniform, and turn around and decry the “negative” connotation of it. I had hoped that you would become a good role model for young women, but compounding hypocrisy with your latest bout of stupidity does not make you a good model for anyone, much less young girls.
It just makes you a BITCH!!
Hat tip: Lizard