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Obama vs. the Truth

May 9, 2010 2 comments

“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter.

With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. Some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction. All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.” – Obama the Great Deceiver

This is so beyond the pale I don’t where to begin. But Obama’s take on the information revolution perfectly illustrates how afraid liberals are unfiltered information. Since old media no longer has a handle on the news people can access information from a variety of sources, not just liberal media puppets. For obvious reasons, Obama and the Democrats would prefer you get force fed their agenda.

BTW. President Bush and Laura Bush had iPods and had no trouble operating them.

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Categories: Culture, Politics

Comedy Central Bends Over

April 23, 2010 Comments off

“An episode of “South Park” that continued a story line involving the Prophet Muhammad was shown Wednesday night on Comedy Central with audio bleeps and image blocks reading “CENSORED” after a Muslim group warned the show’s creators that they could face violence for depicting that holy Islamic prophet.” – NYTimes

Comedy Central showed just how yellow they really are when threatened by Islamist thugs. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone weren’t intimidated by these punks yet an entire cable channel ran for the hills.

When it comes to mocking Christians, conservatives or Tea Party members, Comedy Central is all balls. But throw in a little home-grown Jihad and liberal elites go running. So much deeply held progressive convictions. Cowards and hypocrites. I can’t wait for Parker and Stone’s fiery satirical response next week.

Future So Dismal

April 7, 2010 Comments off

“According to recent polls, 60 percent of Americans think the country is heading in the wrong direction. The same percentage believe that the U.S. is in long-term decline. The political system is dysfunctional. A fiscal crisis looks unavoidable. There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy.

But if you want to read about them, stop right here. This column is a great luscious orgy of optimism. Because the fact is, despite all the problems, America’s future is exceedingly bright.” – David Brooks, NYTimes

This is the kind column that gets written just before the bottom falls out. I’m not a glass half empty guy, but by any measure, this RINO’s pollyannish outlook seems misplaced at best. We have some serious issues facing us. We are not getting richer, we are in hock way over our eyeballs, Team Obama doesn’t give two sh*ts about the nation’s unemployment/under employment rate, nor do they have a workable plan to get Americans back to work. Obamacare is certain to tip us back into recession or worse as companies struggle to stay afloat by throwing employees overboard. So whatever David Brooks is smoking, secluded in his Manhattan penthouse, it ain’t reality.

Categories: Culture, Economy

Porn Control

April 3, 2010 2 comments

“I think there are many reasons that marriages are not working out, but porn seems to be the least of the problems. And I wonder — does porn distort men’s attitudes as much as romance novels and Lifetime TV distort women’s? Maybe we should discuss the many social institutions that are giving women unrealistic expectations of men and a sense that they have the right to control men, and men’s sexuality, in their own interest.” – Helen Smith, Pajamas Media

It’s what’s kept me sane. Seriously, there are some very dark corners in the porn industry but you can find nefarious characters in just about every industry. I do think Smith’s question is valid – is the attack on porn really more about controlling men’s sexuality than long winded dirty movie diatribes? I find myself feeling libertarian on this subject.

Categories: Culture

Quick Cultural Hits

March 27, 2010 Comments off

I should go see “Hot Tub Time Machine” just because it has the coolest movie title since “Snakes on a Plane,” which I liked enormously. Sometimes ya just gotta go low-brow. Just ask the Democrats why they tolerate Joe “The Gaffe Machine” Biden 24/7.

Liked “Poker Face” but I heard there was some controvesy surrounding Lady GaGa’s latest video, “Telephone.” Yeah, it sucks. Aside from that intergalactic truth, who told this talentless lollipop that she was culturally important? ‘Cause, I don’t get it and she’s more than a little gross.

“I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads. Anybody that is a global warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their a** I’m not sure they could hear me.” – the always lovable James Cameron. Hey Cameron, lock and load, ya premise stealing jackass.

Categories: Culture

Boom Goes the Dynamite

March 13, 2010 Comments off

“After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.” – NYTimes

Still think the conservative ascension is a myth? Sure, conservatives hold more board votes but the aggressive way those members went after fraudulent liberal dogma was remarkable. The giant has awakened.

Categories: Culture, Education