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Libtards Going After Fox News Advertisers

Posted by bmac on June 28, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) – Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network.
MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos

I love how the Left always call conservatives Nazis. Most people think of Fascism as “far right.” It just goes to show how much the Left has taken over academia. These people are Fascists, and they need to be called Fascists, often and loudly. Here’s a nice example of how Fascism is most definitely a leftist paradigm:http://ray-dox.blogspot.com/2006/06/this-is-expanded-version-of-article.html

These are modern day Nazis, as clear as the nose on my face, and I have a really big nose. They have gained control of the Democrats. Republicans have imploded. We may be in trouble here.
I don’t get what their beef is with FOX. O’Reilly isn’t considered a conservative by most conservatives. Hannity is, but Colmes gets equal time, as well as plenty of democratic stratigests. Greta’s a liberal, Shep Smith’s a liberal, and Geraldo is a raving lunatic. Overall, I would say FOX leans just barely left, as opposed to the full-on socialist propaganda by every other cable news channel. If they have this big of a problem with FOX, which is pretty harmless to their cause, imagine if they ever get the power they want.

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Things That Baffle Me Today

Posted by bmac on June 27, 2007

I guess Tina Brown has some new book about Princess Di out that is a best seller, and the 2 sons of Di were on TV this week also, probably garnering huge ratings. For the life of me, I cannot understand the fascination with this woman. Why in the world do Americans care about this stuff? Is it just women who feed this never-ending Princess Di machine? The Royals are so boring, I’m getting sleepy just writing her name. I mean, at least useless American celebrity tabloid fodder actually do stuff, like get drunk, drive, go to jail. But the Royals just sit there, like stick people and……….Whoops, fell asleep. If you care at all about Princess Di, or any Royal family member, I suggest you slit your wrists immediately, because your life is too boring to carry on. Make sure to feed the cats first.

John Kerry wants to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Why dosen’t he just tattoo the Soviet Hammer and Sicle on his forehead? Who votes for this emasculated, effeminate, woman-man? All politics aside, at least Bush is a Dude. What’s wrong with Massachusetts? Is it populated with latte-drinking, Oprah-watching, Metro-sexual, Girly-men who vote for this tool? If you’re a man, and you find one redeeming quality in John Kerry, you should go right out and get a pair of leather chaps, highlight your hair, and get a rainbow bumper sticker for your Prious.

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You Cannot be Serious

Posted by bmac on June 25, 2007

How low have we sunk as a country, that we could seriously consider any one of these 3 to be The President Of The United States?

Hillary:clinton1.jpg  Aside from the fact that she’s pretty much a full-blown socialist, and her dubious history, she has no redeeming quality that I can find. Just on the likability scale alone she’s a zero. As much as I loathe her husband’s politics, he has a likability that is undeniable. She, on the other hand, is a shreiky, shrill, pandering harpie. I can only hope that even the most liberal democrat men can get in touch with their masculine side, and think about what it will be like to listen to that shrilly voice yelling at them for 4 years.

Obama:obama1.jpg   Overlooking his stunning lack of accomplishments, 6 years after 9-11, and the Iraq war still going, are we really ready for a POTUS named Barack Hussein Obama?His last name is one letter off of the most wanted terrorist in the world, his middle name is exactly the same as one of the most despised dictators in modern times, and I don’t know what the hell a Barack is. I don’t care if he’s Ronald Reagan reincarnated, I never want to hear the words “Ladies and gentleman, The President Of The United States, Barack Hussein Obama!”Also…he’s black. Could be a problem. He is a smoker though, I like that.

Edwards: edwards1.jpg  Next to Hillary, the most disingenuous politician I’ve ever seen. I’ve said it before, I don’t know how anyone could vote for that guy, and not feel dirty.

These are the Front runners. One of these 3 will be the Democratic nominee for President. That’s the best the dems have to offer. And one of them has a very good chance of winning.

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I Want My MTV

Posted by bmac on June 23, 2007

If anyone actually reads this crap, I was on vacation for a week, hence no brilliantly inspired posts. (I don’t have a laptop). Back to work today, so here we are.

As I was leaving the house this morning, MTV was on. A show called “my super sweet sixteen” or something like that. It’s a type of reality show about rich girls’ sweet 16 parties. I watched a bit of it, and it struck me, how MTV has become the most subversive cultural media out there.

I don’t consider myself prudish or uptight, I used to love MTV. When it started, I was about 15 or 16, and to me and my friends, it was the greatest thing ever. That was a long time ago. Somewhere along the way, MTV became a guidebook for kids to become self-indulgent, drunken idiots. I still check in on MTV, but now I find I just become infuriated with it. If I had kids, it would be verboten in my house.

Let’s look at some of the programming on MTV:

My Super Sweet 16 – A show that basically shows every young girl in the country what they will never have. An orgy of over-indulgence that would make the Hiltons blush. These “parents” spend literally millions on one party for a spoiled 16 year-old girl. It’s one thing if you can afford to do that, but what I find repulsive is these people flaunting their wealth, and their future rehab-visiting demon children, who find nothing inappropriate in their pathetic behavior.

Jackass- It’s normal for kids to try stupid stunts, but these guys made it mandatory. I’d like to see the stats on how many kids have been killed trying to emulate some of those stunts. I bet there have been more than a few. Not that they wouldn’t do some of that stuff anyway, but why encourage it. I think all these new cell-phone filmed assaults on kids who get the crap beat out of them are just one of the by-products of this show. The Dukes of Hazzard movie is another.

Cribs- Another show where kids can see all the cool stuff they probably will never have, like Master P’s son who has a new pair of $200 sneakers for every day of the year. Most of the people on Cribs are rappers I’ve never even heard of, who all have 20 room mansions and a fleet of Bentleys. I have a suspicion that most of those guys rent that stuff for the day. You can make alot of money in music, but it takes years to collect it all, even for established artists. Shaq with a 30,000 sq ft mansion I can understand, Camron? Not so much. The lesson?-It’s all about the stuff baby.

The Real World- I used to like this show, the first few seasons. They actually tried to put really different people together, the virgin, the hick, the socially conscious black dude, the crazy dude, a gay guy or girl. Now, they just get the most beautiful, emotionally damaged kids they can find, and supply all the booze they can guzzle, and exploit the hell out of them. Although they don’t seem to mind at all. This show is a revolting display of self indulgent drunken nitwits. But they look great! Being on the real world becomes a career for these buffoons, as they are always invited to collages(!) for speaking engagements, for like 5 grand a pop. At least you know your kid at UCLA is learning from the best and brightest.

There are at least 20 more just like these, or worse. When they actually play videos, it’s the same stuff in 3 minute packages. Gangsta, Bling, Ho’s, Pimps, Pimp-Cups,Weed, Bentleys. Sandwiched between these things, are commercials for condoms, anti-smoking anti-tobacco ads, and a heavy emphasis on Eco-Stuff, because MTV cares about your kid, they really do.

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Failed Comedienne To Replace Failed Comedienne On The View

Posted by bmac on June 11, 2007

Only in Hollywood can you fail upwards. Whoopie is allegedly replacing Rosie. What is it about failed female comics that they have to go into some sort of political commentary? Rosie, Whoopi, Garofolo, even Kathy Griffin is getting in on the act lately. I actually think Griffin is funny, when she’s not talking politics. Whoopi? Not funny. Not even slightly amusing. If you have ever laughed at Whoopi, you are suffering a severe case of white guilt. I’m not aware of a single “hit” she has ever been involved in. She was sort of the female Rob Schieder in the 80’s, with a couple of semi-successful movies that all had the same plot. Nothing I would call a hit. To prove my point, quick, off the top of your head, name one Whoopie Goldberg movie.

Rosie’s career was even more dismal. As a comic, she was notorious for plagiarizing, and then murdering jokes. Anyone remember her movie career? Emilio Estevez laughs at her movie career. And he shouldn’t, because he was in some of her “movies.” The only thing she ever did that could be called remotely successful was her daytime talk show. And that’s because she was completely phony. Remember “the queen of nice”? The “crush” on Tom Cruise? Why is this utter failure getting paid millions? Because she’s fat. and a lesbian. A bi-fecta the hollywood establishment loves to push on us. We’re supposed to like her. Even though she sucks. Remember when Ellen Degeneres did a romantic comedy? With a man? She was clearly gay, but Hollywood just had to put her in a movie that would surely tank, because, well because she was gay, and we’re supposed to like her. Same thing with Whoopi. Whoopi has a trifecta, black, gay(I think), and let’s just say un-attractive. You have to love that, it’s the right thing to do. Even if she sucks.

These women will always be employed despite their stunning lack of  any discernable talent.

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David Chase Sucks

Posted by bmac on June 11, 2007

I knew it. I knew the Sopranos were gonna screw us. The last episode was one big middle finger to the fans of this show, which isn’t surprising, considering the last 2 seasons have been phoned in. Here’s an idea, if your going to film people and events, maybe try to have a silly little cliched thing like a story. I know, I know, this is edgy, artistic, pushing the envelope, make your own rules, HBO kind of TV. But come on, make a little concession to the fans. Give us something. A season of this show, is usually 13 episodes, every 2 years. Is this the best they could come up with? The last 2 seasons of this show have been packed with non-events, building up to…nothing. It’s like they went out of their way to convey that mob life is mostly mundane. We definitely got it. 070607_gandolfini_hmed_4p_hmedium.jpg

I’m not asking for earth-shattering revelations, just maybe a little payoff. Just a little. Some say they are trying to keep things open for a movie. Some people pay for HBO just for the Sopranos, now they should part with more money? What can they do in a movie that they couldn’t do on HBO? I, and many others feel bamboozled. Maybe that’s the point.

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The Aristocrats

Posted by bmac on June 9, 2007

I don’t care much about Paris Hilton. Who I do find interesting are her parents, Rick and Kathy. I’ve never seen a family display their shortcomings so publicly, except for maybe the Kennedy’s, but the Kennedy’s wealth was built on crime, so I don’t expect much from them. The Hilton name used to bring to mind a hotel baron, a savvy business man, an empire builder.
Now it brings to mind the first thing that it brought to your mind when you saw the name Hilton above.

Which brings me to Rick and Kathy. Not only do they seem to have no shame, they seem to beam with pride at the vapid, soulless, sperm depository, that is their daughter. It’s nothing new for a wealthy heiress to have a debauched lifestyle, but the elite used to have the common decency to keep it on the down-low. It seems to me, the Hiltons revel in the appalling hedonistic atrocity that is Paris’s life.

Kathy is clearly the typical shallow trophy wife, so the one I wonder about is Rick. As a man, how does he feel when he’s at the country club, or a restaurant, and every guy there has ogled his little girl having sex? Like any other porn star. Is that what he wanted for her? How empty do you have to be to not be mortified at her behavior? I’m pretty sure Rick is not ashamed of being a dismal failure as a father, and especially of his dismal failure to be a man. I’m pretty sure Rick is not ashamed of the family name being turned into a punchline. And most of all, I’m pretty sure Rick is not ashamed of his baby girl almost single-handidly lowering the bar for all the young girls in this country, so that real men, men who actually have pride, have to work that much harder to raise responsible daughters.

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Tattoo’s Are Cool

Posted by bmac on June 6, 2007

I watch a lot of T.V. Last night I ran across an episode of “Miami Ink,” a reality show about a tattoo parlor, that I find mildly entertaining from time to time. It’s interesting to me how mainstream tattoo’s have become, or should I say, trendy. As kind of an ex-rebel myself, I get the allure of tattoo’s, but when 15-year olds are walkin around totally sleeved, it kinda loses it’s outlaw appeal. When I was a kid, the only guys with tattoo’s, were bikers, sailors, and criminals, real badasses, guys you didn’t mess with. For them, tattoo’s were a badge, a badge that said “I remove myself from society, I’m not part of your world.” I get that. Today, you’d be hard pressed to find a 16-year old girl without one.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-tattoo, there are some amazing artists who do amazing pieces on people, but they are expensive, and most people don’t have those types of tattoo’s. Most people have the same stupid, trendy tattoo’s like: Chinese characters, coi fish, tribal bands, and my personal favorite: The Memorial Portrait. I understand “Miami Ink” is a reality show, and they have to create some drama, but every idiot has to have some deep, personal, facing their demons kind of reason to get Daffy Duck tattooed on their forearm.

Back to The Memorial Portrait. These strike me as particularly offensive. It seems incredibly morbid to me, to have for instance, a portrait of your dead son on your arm, for the rest of your life. I get that you may be heartbroken, after a tragedy like losing a child, but tattooing their image on your body, forever, seems to me, the worst possible memorial. It’s the worst possible memorial because it’s totally narcissistic. That tattoo becomes more about you than the person you’re supposedly memorialising. Every time someone sees that tattoo, you get to tell your tragic story. People will feel sorry for you. It’s just one more way to have this kind of “fake” empathy, that’s really all about being selfish. 010105j.jpg

Which brings me to another phenomenon I’ve noticed recently, memorials at sites where people have died. I get it if it’s Ground Zero, or Columbine, or VT. I get the families of the deceased doing it. But these things are springing up everywhere, and they’re huge. It’s as if some people wait for a tragedy to happen so they can rush right out, and stick a teddy bear on the side of the road.

About a year ago, a little girl, 2 or 3 years old, was found deceased in a dumpster. She had been beaten to death by her parents. A horrible tragedy. It was a big story in this town. Pretty quickly, that dumpster became hallowed ground. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of teddy bears, candles, and various children’s toys completely engulfing that dumpster, all left by people that never knew or cared about that little girl when she was alive. I feel bad for that poor little girl, I really do, but I have to wonder about people who do this kind of thing. The kind of people who after seeing this on the news, feel compelled to go out, shop for a toy or stuffed animal, for the morbid purpose of placing it at a crime scene for someone they didn’t know. I think they do it for selfish reasons, that “fake empathy” I mentioned earlier. Somehow, they’re “good” people because they just care so much. It’s sort of like Munchhausen by Memorial.

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The United States Of Alan Alda

Posted by bmac on June 4, 2007

Putin warns he will point missiles at Europe, if the U.S. pursued it’s plan to put Shields in Poland and the Czech Republic, and then went on to say “The U.S.? Those guys are fags!” Please read the last sentence with the Jeff Spiccoli surfer dude accent.

This is just the latest incident of yet another tyrannical head of state pounding his chest at America, joining Kim Jung Il, Achmawhatisname, Hugo Chavez, et al. Dissing the U.S. is the hot new craze, all the kewl kids are doin it.

Why is that? I have my theory. People say we are more hated around the world than ever before. I doubt that. We’ve always been hated. For too many reasons to list here. The difference now is not that we’re hated, but that we’re not respected. And by respect, I mean fear. There is not a country on Earth, that fears the U.S. in 2007.

And why should they? We are the “nice guys” of Superpowers. If Superpowers were “Friends,” we’d be Ross. We would never, in 2007, unleash the full power of our military on any country, for any reason. I fully believe, that even if a nuke went off in a major city, we would not retaliate, unless we had undisputed proof, that one single foreign government, acted with malice, to detonate said bomb. And that’s never gonna happen. Our enemies know better.

People feared Ronald Reagan. There was little doubt in our enemies minds, that Reagan would have no problem dropping a nuke, if he had to. Would he have? We will never know, and that’s the beauty of it. Our enemies feared he would. No one fears George Bush. Iraq has guaranteed that. Why we went in there can be debated till the cows come home, I personally feel it was justified. I believe however, that Bush went in there to create fear. Fear that we would actually do something. And it worked….for about 3 weeks. Remember, Kudaffi gave up his nuke program? For a few weeks, the middle east thought Bush was the “cowboy” that Reagan was, or was feared to be.

What went wrong? Well, let’s face it, this is a complex war, in that we are not at war with Iraq, the Country. we deposed a dictator. Because of that, the “Rules of War” are hard to bring into play. The Rules of War being: kill people and break stuff. Obviously, we can’t really do that in this situation. Or can we? Things started going wrong once Saddam was deposed, and we became “the nice guys.” Insurgents and terrorists started to attack us. But we never responded with brutal force, which could have killed many civilians. Why not? Cause we’re “nice guys,” and our enemies know it. The most they have to fear from us if they get captured, is a stern talkin‘ to. Not very scary. They also have devoted allies in our own media, who wait like Pavlov’s Dog, for our military to do something not nice, so they can scream to the world what monsters we are. So, at the end of the day, the mission is: Be Nice. At all costs.

Of course this is a bit of an over-simplification, but it’s basically true. If we had say, leveled Fahlujah, after an outbreak of attacks against our troops, I think things would be a little different now. But we didn’t, and as things are now, our enemies can pick-off our guys, 10,20,100 a month, for as long as they want, without fear. And now every dictator and despot on the planet can smell the blood in the water. We are weak. We are not willing to do the unthinkable. We would rather you like us than be afraid of us, and that is a very dangerous place to be.

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Thoughts On Phil Collins/ VH1 “Rock Honors”

Posted by bmac on June 2, 2007

I like to over-analyze things. Most people could watch this stupid show, and just enjoy it for the mindless entertainment it’s supposed to be. But no… not me. I get filled with a seething resentment, due to my massive insecurity, and general disdain for the incessant boot-licking of washed-up pop stars .

A little background, I am an ex-musician, never professional, but played in rock bands for about 25 years. This is key, as it helps explain my bitterness, but I am also a fan of music, which also helps explain my bitterness. And I’m bitter. Very very bitter. A deep black creeping bitterness, a bitterness as…well you get it.

Back to Rock Honors. Today I will be over-analyzing Genesis, and Phil Collins. But mostly Phil Collins, as Genesis, before he took over the reigns, was just a cult prog-rock band that only musicians and record store geeks cared about. Actually, they were pretty good when Peter Gabriel was in the band, and they had a gravitas that Phil Collins immediately set about destroying as soon as those pesky artistic types were gone.

Now, if you weren’t around in the 80’s, or you were, and maybe don’t remember just how HUGE Phil Collins was, It’s almost hard to explain. He was OMNIPRESENT. He was Michael Jackson huge. There just aren’t any stars today to even compare him to. Remember, in Phil’s time, there was no internet, no sattelite radio, hardly anyone even had cable T.V. You basically had terrestial radio, movies, and network T.V. And Phil was on all of it, all the time. For about 4 years.

Genesis put out a record about every year and a half, from ’82 to about ’87, and each one had 3-4 hit songs on it. In those days, 1 album by a superstar band like Genesis, would have “legs”, that is, you would hear the hits from that album relentlessly for a solid year. Now, in between those wonderful Genesis albums, we would get a Phil Collins solo album, which was basically a Genesis album, but Phil didn’t have to share the money with those pesky musicians. Each Phil Collins album had a good 2-3 hits, which we would have to hear relentlessly for a solid year, until the new Genesis album came out. And the cycle repeated, for like 4 years.

Ok, the radio was locked up, all Phil Collins all the time. But that wasn’t enough for Phil. No, not even close. He also had to be on everybody else’s records too, and in their videos. He was in “The Honeydrippers”, he was on Phillip Bailey’s record and video, “Easy Lover.” remember that? he was on Miami Vice, he made a stupid movie, “Buster”, he was the only artist at Live Aid that played Wembley and Philadelphia. Remember? He took the Concord, so the world wouldn’t be deprived of having 5 minutes without Phil Collins. I’m sure a lot of Ethiopians owe their life to him. Like I said, he was OMNIPRESENT.

So here we are, VH1 Rock Honors, to honor Genesis, but really to honor Phil Collins, cause Peter Gabriel, or Steve Hackett were no where in sight. No one really cares about the other 2 dudes, and they didn’t play any of their material from the early years when they were good. We got “the hits” that were part of that horrible cycle I mentioned earlier. I’m sure normal people were able to enjoy it. But not me. Not me. Cause I’m bitter. Very Bitter. Very very bitter. A bitterness that stares blankly from the abyss, lika a….well you get it.

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