Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Few Thoughts...

-- Okay, Barack is President. I'm pretty nervous about it. I mean, John Roberts muddles the Oath of Office, and President Barry's first action is the order to close Gitmo without a plan on where to move the bloodthirsty Islamists inside? Other than the lovefest parade and ceremony, this is not the way to start it off.

-- And if you think these people can be rehablitated or released. Uh... hello... they're terrorists. Not only that, but they've been stewing in Guantanamo for years becoming even more anti-American. The New York Times of all newspapers just ran a big article about a guy who was released and "rehabilitated". He went on to become an al Qaeda leader and kill Americans. Please tell me Obama is a subscriber.

-- The only angle CNN and ESPN played on January 20, was that he's an African-American. There are other angles to play. By constantly pointing this out, they are creating race divisions and alienating white people (some of whom are scared to death).

-- Also, just pointing this out. He's half white and was raised by white people... can't we get a little credit too? Sorry. I realize the significance, I do. It is a big step forward in many ways... but this ain't D'Shaundell Jackson from Atlanta getting sworn in...

-- We've got Lisa Leslie and Rick Fox on the phone... "Why did you go to Washington to witness the inauguration?" -- Countless ESPN spots on SportsCenter

-- Who the hell cares what they think?

-- The media gave Barack a free pass during the lovefest he called a campaign. I don't see that changing anytime soon. You'd think he's a cross between a rockstar and a messiah. For the next 4-8 years, you're going to see nothing but excuses and rosy coverage by CNN and company.

-- Hey, at least Barack is a White Sox fan, and not a gay Cubs fan. Man they suck.

-- The Rays made the World Series, The Cardinals are in the Super Bowl, and we have a black President. Whoa. Who saw that coming? What's next? The Columbus Blue Jackets win the Stanley Cup and India and Pakistan dissolve back into one country peacefully?

-- Front page of the New York Times tomorrow: "New study finds that global warming is having an inverse effect in hell"

-- The Kansas City Airport is the worst, most boring airport I've ever been to in
this great country. It looks like a giant egg carton turned upside down. You have to go back through security to access anything other than a vending machine (including restrooms) during a layover, and then your options are the CNBC store for candy and an $8.00 "City of Fountains" shot glass. Or you can spend your brutal layover at "Fountains of Seville", a crappy little bar with $11.00 quesadillas on the menu.

I walked for a quarter mile from the Midwest Airlines rectangle... I mean terminal... and all I found was a Starbucks. The "Tornado Shelter" signs don't exactly help the ambiance either.

That airport is a bigger embarrassment to KC than the bleepin' Royals. Any longer than two hours in that place is enough to make you want to hang yourself.

If anyone has been to a worse airport in a major U.S. city, please let me know. The city must have a population of 300,000 or more, or must have two pro sports teams.

-- I was in Wisconsin last week when windchills reached upwards of -20 degrees. They canceled school for two days. What ever happened to toughing it out? For Christ's sake, I have to hope for a bloody earthquake to get a day off school in California.

-- The Golden State Warriors need to start throwing games. This season a monumental disaster. They lost again last night to the Oklahoma City Rainclouds.

-- I bet OKC has a better airport than Kansas City

-- I went to a jazz club in Chicago called Andy's. Pretty sweet. Not gay Nordstrom piano background jazz-- it was like cool, upbeat stuff. Great place, and not in a scary South Side neighborhood either.

-- Chicago has Blackhawks fever. It's official. You know people love it when you get into a cab and the guy's got the game on. There is now a rennewed market for this product.

-- Speaking of cabbies. We got a racist one. This West African gentleman immediately turned Johnny Cash on when I got into his cab. What? Just because I'm a white guy with cowboy boots on means I like Johnny Cash? RACIST!

-- Ask Men's 99 most desireable women list is out. There were some pretty ugly errors. Namely #1. Eva Mendes is smoking hot, but she's not #1. Katherine Heigl is #80? Wacked out.

-- 24's episode on Monday reminded me of last season's. I know they have to set up a brand new storyline with almost an entirely new cast, but where the hell is the action, and where is Jack? DUDE. DON'T BLOW THIS.

-- Anyone want to know why 24 is so complicated and insane? I literally watched the opening credits twice and tallied 9 Executive Producers, 3 Producers, and 5 Co-Executive Producers.

-- Also... what's the difference between a Co-Executive Producer and multiple Executive Producers. Who's handing out these titles??? Wouldn't multiple Executive Producers make them Co-Executive Producers by default?

Anyone heard of two many cooks spoil the broth? Holy Lord!

-- Great job by 24's casting directors Debi Manwiller and Peggy Kennedy for not only hiring known leftist Janeane Garofalo, but thrusting her and and poor acting skills into a major supporting role. Every time I see this known anti-American bitch on my favorite show, I immediately become distracted and enraged. What a blunder!

Know your audience. Know your market. Terrible work on that one.

I have written two copies of the same letter to Debi and Peggy expressing my disappointment and detailing how disturbed I truly am by Garofalo on my show. I encourage you to do the same.

Paper Mail address only:

Debi Manwiller or Peggy Kennedy
Casting Directors of 24
P.O. Box 900
Attn: FOX BROADCASTING Publicity Dept.
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900

If you're not disgusted by Janeane Garofalo... read this quote of hers. She makes me legitimately ill...

"Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.' That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, 'We're here, we're queer!' -- that's what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."

I wonder if she voted for McCain... What a horrible, horrible, heinous human being.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well thank you for adding me to the thoughts stream. I'm up hours earlier than I dreamed because of children in this house are envious of the asleep.

"And if you think these people can be rehablitated or released. Uh... hello... they're terrorists." -- I dont know why the Right makes islamist terrorists into superhuman beings who are just too evil for real jail or a legal system. We imprison child rapists, cop killers, even terrorists (Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, from the 1993 WTC bombings, is currently serving a life sentence without parole at a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.) Is he (or any of these men) any less dangerous than the men we have at Guantanamo? And there's a year to work out the details and kinks, so we'll see. I share you're contempt for these men and the murderous ideology they represent, but that somehow they are so evil that they cannot be on American soil I think is a gross oversimplification. Besides, if you think child molesters and rapists get beat up up in prison, imagine how someone like Khalid-Sheik Mohammaed would be treated.
(Don't) drop the soap!
O, by and by, our Prison System doesn't give a shit about rehabilitation. It's all about retribution and punishment in our federal prisons despite any claims to the contrary. Tookie Williams said he was "rehabilitated" but he got put to death anyway. No more anti-gang children's books for you!

"By constantly pointing this out, they are creating race divisions and alienating white people (some of whom are scared to death)." -- Not to offend my honky brothers out there, but grow a pair and fucking deal with it. This is historical and changes everything about everything. Policy aside, having a smart, non-stereotypical mostly black man and his nice non-stereotypical fully black family in the White House is really earth shattering as a normal role model for the black community and how white people view blacks, and completely shatters all misconceptions of the US. This is a big-fuck deal, and sorry, but the crackers just have to put up with the historicity of this moment and let the pundits have their day (or week, or month, whatever).
And all those of us who were not exactly fans of Fmr President Bush had to suffer and wake up every day thinking he was going to destroy the world and tear apart the very fabric of our society; it's only fair for President Obama to return the favor to the crackers.

-- "Also, just pointing this out. He's half white and was raised by white people... can't we get a little credit too?"

I think you're being facetious here, but you can never be too sure....
I think Obama's white mama and obama's grandpapa and now dead white grandmama were the huge focuses on the campaign history while his Black Father who abandoned him was only an afterthought. The media however, seems to find the black thing to be a little more interesting.

IMAGINARY HEADLINE - "America elects first halfsie--takes radical stance that its presidents need only be half white to apply"

More inclusive, but not quite as interesting.

-- Jordan

Friday, January 23, 2009  
Blogger DP said...

I'm not opposed to putting one or two terrorists in each Supermax prison... It's funny, I made a facetious comment on the bottom of some news article yesterday that said the same thing. Something like, "It'd be the first time the Blacks, Hispanics, and Aryan Skinheads were on the same side in jail."

I know it's a big deal about having a black president, I just think that the coverage is far too focused on it. If CNN and friends focused half as much on Barack's actual policies and ideas (or lack thereof in some cases), I believe a few more people would've seen through his stage presence.

Haha... no defense of KCI?

Friday, January 23, 2009  

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