If the NAACP was ever actually an organization dedicated to the advancement of colored people, I am certainly too young to remember. Throughout my adult life it seems the NAACP is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the liberal/progressive political wing. If “colored people” happen to align with their politics, great. But anything not part of the official Democrat platform is ignored or outright opposed.
A great example of this last is the NAACP opposition to school choice laws, which have been shown as fairly successful for black children in many communities. You would think an organization supposedly dedicated to helping advance black people would actually want to help advance black children, but since Democrats oppose school choice, you would be wrong to assume so.
In the latest bit of whacky weirdness, the NAACP organized a march to protest voter ID laws. Prior to the march, they distributed a flyer with DOs and DON’Ts. One of the DOs? “Bring photo identification and keep it on you at all times”
In my present state of mind, I am beyond the point of feeling angry about this. The hypocrisy among political power players is so rampant, so obvious, so egregious that I just can’t help but laugh.
Maybe I am laughing the laugh of the damned.
Before the two best teams in the NFL squared off against one another, two political titans entered their own arena to do battle. Here are my five takeaways from the Obama / O’Reilly Super Bowl interview.
1. The entire Obama administration is technologically naive
O’Reilly pressed Obama on the botched Obamacare rollout. Obama repeated multiple times:
“I don’t think anybody anticipated the degree of problems”
Really? Nobody in the entire administration anticipated these problems? I find this incredibly difficult to believe. I work in the web industry. I develop web applications used by hundreds of thousands and even millions of people. I can tell you from personal experience that if my deadline was approaching and the product was not ready, I would be in regular communications with the client discussing crisis mode options.
CGI Federal has taken a lot of heat for the botched rollout. Some of that they deserve, no doubt. But I suspect the #1 problem was a terrible set of specifications delivered from the government. Poor specifications leads to poor product. I also suspect that the middlemen within the Administration did not possess enough tech knowledge to comprehend the extent of the disastrous rollout.
“[Nobody] anticipated the degree of problems.” Obama’s own words. I expected more from the supposedly “most tech-savvy administration in history.”
2. Holding people accountable is now officially meaningless
O’Reilly challenged Obama on Kathleen Sebelius’ continued employment. O’Reilly clearly believes she failed and she should go. I happen to agree. However, Obama’s reassures us:
I promise you that we hold everybody up and down the line accountable.
Okay, but what does this mean? Obama has told us before that he holds people accountable. Other than General Stanley McChrystal, who has Obama actually fired? Only a select few have even resigned.
In the Obama administration, you can oversee the Fast and Furious scandal, lie about the cause of the attack in Benghazi, lie to Congress about the government’s data-collection policies, and even botch the rollout of the President’s signature legislation and your job is secure. But dare to mock Joe Biden and you’re fired!
How many days has it been since news broke that Chris Christie’s administration had intentionally created traffic problems on the Washington bridge? It’s only been a week or so but it seems like forever. Public radio and the main stream media seem to be talking about it any time I turn on the TV, radio, or Internet. I even saw at least one Democrat calling for Christie’s impeachment. I’m not endorsing Christie by any means, but impeachment? Come on…
And now, with the Feds probing possible misuse of Hurricane Sandy relief funds, the left is whipping itself into a feeding frenzy. I even noticed CNN went so far as to call Christie “scandal plagued,” as if two scandals amount to a plague in a world where President Obama can apparently weather a dozen scandals simultaneously without CNN throwing up the quarantine tent.
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted. Many (good) things have been happening in my personal life which have required my time for the last many months. Things are settling down a bit for me now and I’m planning to start posting again. Things are happening in this country that MUST be brought into the light!
My first order of business is to update you all on Kevin. He is currently recovering from pneumonia, which he contracted while recovering from his latest surgery. He misses writing and really misses HillBuzz, but he is doing what he must do to focus on his health and well-being.
If you pray, I ask that you please pray for Kevin, his health, his recovery, and his happiness!
WHAT: The WLS-AM “Talk Star” Contest for 2013 LIVE! Finale
WHEN: Today (August 21st, 2013) at 6pm CST
WHY: Support our friend Megan Fox for the win!
HOW TO LISTEN: Go to the WLS-AM website here: http://www.wlsam.com and then click on the LISTEN button in the upper right of the screen. It’s a poorly designed website and they make it hard to listen live, but it’s worth it to stare at the screen until you figure it out. There’s also some kind of APP thing for the phone that says “I Heart Radio” but Hell if I know how that works.
VOTE FOR MEGAN FOX — text STAR to 68683 and then choose MEGAN FOX
[ Click above to embiggen: the 2013 finalists for WLS-AM’s “Talk Star” ]
Our good friend Megan Fox has entered herself into the WLS-AM “Talk Star” competition again this year; she wrote all about that HERE if you didn’t see it already. I thought we could all listen to her show together and figure out how to vote for her so she can win…but the WLS website gives no indication whatsoever how to do that. Did you ever watch that show “Newhart”, the one in the 80s where Bob Newhart played the owner of an inn somewhere in Vermont (not the other show, where he was almost the same character but was instead a psychiatrist in Chicago in the 1970s)? I feel like his character from that show whenever I go to the WLS website…because it’s like crazy people or children who are supposedly more precocious than they really are built their site. I could not find information I’m looking for there if my life depended on it. I swear I’m only 37 but that site makes me feel like I’m 80 and can’t figure out how to get the VCR machine to stop blinking. It’s just bad.
The only time I ever go there is when Megan’s in some kind of contest, and year after year that site just never gets any better. I almost think it’s on purpose at this point, like they just don’t want people to find the information but they can claim it was on a page somewhere but people were too befuddled to find it. If you are sharp enough to spot how to vote for Megan in this contest anywhere on the website, please chime in below in comments and tell me or email us at (HillBuzz@gmail.com). I sent Megan a text thingy and asked her to give me good instructions so I can post it here, but I never know if I sent that text to the right person. My boyfriend Justin usually handles all this technical stuff but he’s in Arkansas right now visiting his parents…and that leaves me to manage year-2013 technology with my year-1993 capabilities, which is never pretty.
500pm CST – Waiting for the contest to start. On the radio, there’s a lot of commercials for cleaning companies and things. Chicago’s a dirty place, evidently. It’s so weird to hear commercials, since I stopped watching live network tee-vee years ago and I almost never listen to the radio (unless it’s Rush…but even then I just don’t tune into the radio much). I watch everything on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant, or sometimes on the websites for the various networks…so encountering commercials is just bizarre at this point. It’s especially strange because the ones on WLS radio are all for the aforementioned industrial cleaners or concrete companies or home improvement project people. It’s hard to pay attention to any of them.
I don’t know if you remember, but Megan Fox entered this “Talk Star” contest last year and I still have bad feelings over what happened to her and several other contestants back then. I actually think that WLS-AM violated the Communications Act of 1934 (the 1960 amendments)…because I don’t believe the contest was fair last year due to the activity of one of the hosts, a jackass named Bruce Wolf. The Communications Act was amended in 1960 due to the public outrage over the “Quiz Show Scandals” of the 1950s…where popular quiz shows were rigged so that the people the producers wanted to win would win the prizes after receiving unfair advantages. During last year’s “Talk Star” contest live-on-the-air, Bruce Wolf purposefully interrupted, talked-over, and otherwise stole air time from several of the contestants…but not the woman who ultimately won the prize (a woman named Stephanie who marketed herself as a black female conservative…which sure seemed to be the person that WLS marketing and PR wanted to win the contest all along). Stephanie, by the way, repeatedly said over and over that she had no interest in being a “Talk Star” but only entered the contest so she could win the vacation trip being offered.
Megan Fox was one of the people that Bruce Wolf screwed over. I just realized how weird it is that they both have “animal last names”…so it almost sounds like this happened in a cartoon, where “Wolf steals Fox’s time”. But, that’s what happened last year. Megan would try to talk, but Bruce Wolf would interrupt her and would tell fart jokes while she tried to do her on-air audition for the contest. I couldn’t believe it. Bruce kept insisting that he’d eaten onion rings or curly fries or something at the restaurant where the contest was taking place…and he just had to let all the listeners know that the food he ate at the restaurant had given him explosive gas. Meanwhile, Megan (who was up first in the contest) kept trying to speak and Bruce wouldn’t let her get any thoughts out; Bruce was just too obsessed with telling the radio audience about his newest farts. It was so bad, he had to have been doing it on purpose to take her air time away from her…but he did NOT do this same thing to the two black contestants on the show (Stephanie and a man named Faraud Muhammad).
I could live to be 100 and I’ll never forget this, because it was just so blatant. Bruce did it to Megan and then did it to a few other people…but when it came time for the woman who ultimately won, Bruce got astonishingly quiet and allowed her to talk as much as she wanted. He similarly allowed Faraud to speak unhindered as well. This is my own personal opinion, but I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Remember that I was a registered Democrat until the year 2008 and I do not believe in coincidences where elections or contests are concerned. I’m just saying that if I was hosting a radio contest and I wanted a certain person to win, I could think of no better way to stack the deck in favor of that person than what Bruce Wolf did last year…by just interrupting, talking over, and generally ruining all the other contestants’ time on the air…but leaving the person he wanted to win alone.
That’s what I think violated the Communications Act of 1934 and the “Quiz Show” amendments of 1960…because Congress made it illegal to rig contests like that or to stack the deck in anyone’s favor. But, that’s exactly what I believe Bruce Wolf did last year. I don’t think I’ll ever let that go. There should be a giant neon asterisk whenever that “Talk Star 2012″ contest is mentioned due to Bruce Wolf’s meddling in the process.
I just want to be really clear that I don’t speak for Megan on that. While I think she should have won — and would have won last year if not for Bruce Wolf’s interference — that’s just my own personal opinion. She’s a friend of mine, but this is my site and it’s my opinions and she’s probably horrified that I am writing about this. But I just can’t get over the unprofessionalism of Bruce Wolf…especially when big prizes are at stake. Megan does not feel the same way as I do about this and has told me repeatedly to get over it and that she believes it was “God’s plan” for Stephanie to win…but I remain convinced that Bruce Wolf did what he did to stack the deck in Stephanie’s favor at the expense of the contestants whose time he ate up with his incessant fart jokes.
In addition to getting the opportunity to do a two-hour show on WLS (it’s a one-time thing, but that two-hours on the air results in a professional demo tape that’s worth its weight in gold for someone who wants to have a career in broadcasting) there’s also a trip to Mexico on the line too. Personally, that sounds horrible to me, because Mexico’s such a terrible place…but a vacation is a vacation in this economy (and no doubt scores of people would risk Montezuma’s Revenge and other perils in that failed state for some R&R in the Gulf). The woman who won the contest last year said on the air she just wanted the vacation and didn’t care about being on the radio, which I think is just a slap in the face to people who actually want to use this contest to break into the radio business for a professional career. Megan says this woman is very nice and has become a friend of hers now so I promised not to say anything bad about her…but she really said that thing about just wanting the vacation. She can’t take that back and rewrite history now…but I won’t say anything bad about her regarding it. I sure can think it though. Because even if she really felt that way it was still a dumb thing for her to keep saying over and over again.
530pm CST — There’s an obnoxious commercial on now for something called 1-877-Cars-For-Kids…which is encouraging people to give their cars to children for tax breaks. I think I know what they mean to say, and that’s that people can donate unwanted cars to the charity and they will sell them and give money to children’s charities. But, if you are an English-as-Second-Language person (and when the Cocktail Party Republicans force amnesty through to Democrats’ thunderous applause in upcoming months that will be millions of additional people) then I wonder if you’d understand the whole “cars for kids” thing. The jingle just has a bunch of kids screaming into the microphone and “singing” about giving cars to kids…which just sounds dangerous. I wonder how much money it costs to have an ad on this station. Clearly, that “Cars for Kids” thing cost $100 or less to produce as a spot. Maybe the kids produced it themselves….while riding in cars. Cars that people gave them to ride around in for no reason. Because charity.
537pm CST — they’re doing that little news break thing, talking about the San Diego Mayor who has been groping people but who refuses to leave office. I just give up, folks. I really do. The American people keep electing perverts and creeps to office…and even when they are exposed as such these guys still cling to power. It was not all that long ago that guys like this would have resigned in disgrace and would have never been heard from again. I think it was only 2006 when that happened…like when Mark Foley (who molested Congressional pages) and Larry Craig (who was caught toe-tapping for sex in an airport men’s room) resigned in disgrace and ere more or less never heard from again after that. But, here in 2013 we have Anthony Weiner running around embarrassing himself…and actually competing with Elliot Spitzer to be the most disgusting human being seeking elected office in New York state at the moment. And on the opposite coast, there’s this guy in Sand Diego whose name I refuse to learn. Because they are Democrats, the State Media allows them to continue their antics…but, really, these guys should walk away and disappear into the shadows. Before the “Golden Age of Hope and Change” that we’ve been enduring since 2008, I bet they would have.
Though, maybe all of this is a consequence of Bill Clinton’s shame in 1998…and the fact that the Millennial Generation and Generation-Y (my age cohorts) grew up or came of age during the Clinton Impeachment Hearings…and maybe that normalized these types of antics enough for pollsters to conclude that guys like Weiner and Spitzer need to just keep running, despite being depicted as sexual deviants. It’s such a weird time to be an American in 2013…because on one hand the Baby Boomers are in power, with the most radical of them shoving every crazy 1960s Leftist idea they’ve ever had down our throats at every available opportunity…and on the other hand we have the growing clout of kids-turning-into-adults who were raised in public schools that indoctrinated pure Leftism and hatred of America into their hearts. That’s such a devastatingly destructive combination…and we have 15 more years until the Baby Boomers are either all gone or are in retirement homes.
Such a scary thought.
541pm CST — this is the point where I’m waiting for something to come on the air and I start thinking I’m on the wrong channel, because right now several idiots are talking about some kind of sports game. Specifically, they’re talking about Tony Roma’s having “big stats”. I’ve had ribs and barbecue chicken at Tony Roma’s recently (in Iowa, actually, on a road trip with my friend Penny) but I’ve never tried their stats. I think it’s fascinating that straight guys will have long and involved conversations using all sorts of memorized numbers about sports. I believe they’re talking about football, but it could be baseball. This is the cure for insomnia for a gay guy, let me tell you. But, in fairness, if someone was having a conversation about reigning supermodels of the early 1990s I could hold my own and whip out measurements and career highs for Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and the like. It’s just kind of amazing to me that straight guys spend their free time memorizing facts about other guys who run around in tight sports costumes…but gay guys have their heads full of trivia about gorgeous women that you’d think the straight guys would be interested in. That’s hilarious to me.
They’re talking about “fantasy football” on the show right now…which, as I understand it, isn’t even real football. It’s some kind of pretend thing that guys talk about, where they imagine that certain guys they like are all on the same team together (and wear jerseys they designed themselves no doubt, if they are bi or at all gay-curious). They’re debating who is the best “tight end”…which is not all that different from a conversation you’d overhear somewhere in Boystown right now, but in a different context.
550pm CST — So, the contest is supposed to start in ten minutes…but they were still talking about “fantasy football”. I know this is probably not true, but if it’s truly “fantasy” then I think they should have unicorns and dragons and things on the team. Maybe they could limit the number of creatures on each side — so it could be both fair and more realistic — but if they insist on using the word “fantasy” then they should be required to engage in at least something remotely fantastical.
Now it’s a commercial for “It’s Just Lunch”…where people can call and be on a date tomorrow. I’m sorry, but this “It’s Just Lunch” thing is just sad. There is something wrong with the guys who would participate in this. I know that a lot of women want to meet a guy and might not know how to go about it…but no man, straight or guy, who is worthwhile lacks the ability to find himself a date without resorting to a dating service. Especially if he has to pay to do this. If you are a woman and you hear the “It’s Just Lunch” commercials and think “I should try that!” then maybe you need to also think about what sort of men have been scraped from the bottom of the barrel and are ready on a moment’s notice to have a date with “It’s Just Lunch” clients.
There are so many better ways to meet good, quality guys. You should try church first…and join the Ladies’ Guild and get to know mothers and grandmothers who have nice single sons and grandsons. Another good idea is to lookup the baseball, soccer, rugby, and other amateur sports leagues in your town. Start going to those games…and strike up conversations with the women who are there rooting for their boyfriends. Make friends with them…and then they will introduce you to the cute single guys on the teams. I think that’s a better time investment than the “It’s Just Lunch” garbage. And it’s FREE! If my boyfriend Justin really does end up moving back to Arkansas to live with his parents again, then I’m totally going to become a fan of the Lincoln Park sports leagues and find a new guy this way myself. I think it’s a genius plan. Feel free to co-opt it for yourself, because we’re friends like that.
600pm CST — I swear it’s 6pm CST and the station says it’s WLS, but they’re still talking sports garbage.
Oh, wait…they just said the Talk Star thing is starting. Hooray! I hope that jackass Bruce Wolf controls himself this time and doesn’t interfere with the contestants.
The newscaster is saying people are complaining about Bradley Manning’s sentencing and are asking Obama to pardon him. Just watch: Manning will be pardoned in 2017 as Obama leaves office. I bet the deal on that is already done. The Millennial generation thinks it’s cool and “Jason Bourne” to steal state secrets and reveal them to the world…treason is sexy to these idiots.
They say the average ACT scores in Illinois are 20 points lower than in the past…but the school administrators say that the kids are not dumber. The tests are just Ray-Ciss, I guess. That’s the way to explain away all poor performances by the students in public school. In reality, the kids aren’t learning because the teachers are terrible…and the teachers are terrible because teachers’ unions exist and allow terrible people to be teachers. The public schools are an unfunny joke…and it’s all because we have not yet outlawed public sector employee unions. The scores will not ever go up unless that happens.
606pm CST — I think the contest is starting. Nope. Psych. More commercials. They’re also saying that Millennials are buying things online and are “living digitally”. Do people really need to be told this, or can’t they just observe that around them?
Now it’s the traffic report. The thing is, in Chicago, the traffic report is the same every day. If it’s light out, the roads will be clogged with cars on any highway. It’s because all the roads here were built to handle about half the amount of cars that actually are on the roads. Thank the geniuses in academia who did the traffic projection studies in the 70s when this infrastructure was built. Those are the same Leftist academics who pretty much control our entire government right now too, by the way.
LIVE! from the Improv in Schaumburg…the “Talk Star Finale!”. Let’s hope the hosts don’t cheat again this year.
That jackass Bruce is talking now. He’s such trash. He tries to do that “morning zoo” type thing….where he makes obnoxious “jokes” that only he thinks are funny. Jackass.
Who on Earth thinks this man is funny? He’s like a reject from the Poconos.
They’re announcing the judges. It’s all people I’ve never heard of. Some woman from somewhere. A lady from the marketing department. That woman who won last year (but only did it because she wanted the vacation).
611pm CST — First Contestant: Laura Kelly from Oak Brook. She says she’s scared, but wants to be a Talk Star. She says she moved to Oak Brook 26 years ago and everyone out in Oak Brook tells her she should be on the radio. I hope that’s not them saying she’s ugly and has a face for radio. I have no idea what she looks like, but she sounds like a nice woman. She’s using her time to talk about some old apartment building she lived in that had a grocery store in it. Laura says she is a libertarian and likes Rick Santelli. She says enough regulation, enough taxes, enough Leftist orthodoxy. She works for Goldman Sachs and says it’s a “different Goldman Sachs”. That made no sense. She says she dropped out of college to work at Goldman Sachs, but made enough money so she never had to go to college. This is a weird conversation. She talks about an exit strategy to leave Illinois, but her family is here. She likes to golf she says, but she gets bored at nine holes. That doesn’t sound like she really likes golf all that much. Though, truthfully, I’d get bored before I got to the little windmill or pyramid at mini-golf. That obnoxious Bruce keeps trying to make stupid jokes…but he’s not interrupting her like he did to people last year. I think someone took him to the side and stopped that. Bruce has told her she needs to sing and is screaming at her to tell people her favorite song. Bruce is complaining about having to be up since the morning — so why don’t they have someone else host this contest then and let Bruce sleep right now? Laura says she has three children who vote Republican. I really don’t like this woman, for whatever reason. Bruce makes his first fart joke of the night at 6:16pm CST… a horn blows to call time and Bruce says it was his farts because he had artichoke dip. That’s the kind of humor this man puts out there. It’s always about farts with this guy.
— Commercial Break —
It’s that “Cars for Kids” commercial again…donate your car to kids today. It’s a song…and they spell something out, but for the life of me when people are singing and spelling I become mesmerized and never catch any of it. It’s like people are talking pig Latin in front of me and I don’t understand a word of what they are saying.
Now, it’s some commercial for “the virtual last mile” that helps people learn how to keep up with changes to their cell phones for business. What the Hell kind of thing is this?
There’s a commercial for some college that powers itself using energy from cows…bovine energy. I don’t think it was a joke.
And then they’re talking about a viral video on YouTube of some woman who did something, and now she’s going on a cruise thanks to her viral video. I think it’s this one:
621pm CST — They say you can vote: text STAR to 68683…which counts for 20% of score.
VOTE FOR MEGAN FOX == text STAR to 68683
A “conservative Hispanic” is up next…what do you want to bet the station wants her to win this time, the way they wanted the “black conservative woman” to win last time. The marketing department loves that.
CONTESTANT 2 = Jasmina something or another. She’s Hispanic. You’ll hear that about 100 times. She peppers her speech with either Spanish words or with words accented with Spanish-inflection. Like you see on tee-vee. She also does that thing where every fifth word is said really loud. Like, “They are THERE…like Whos in Whoville they are THERE.” Jasmina is flirting with Bruce big time. She says she wants to stay in Illinois, but she says there is a pension liability in Springfield. She says she came from the East Coast to Illinois. She says she doesn’t look Hispanic and doesn’t have a Virginia accent even though she lived there. The one thing I will give this woman is that she does behave like the women they have on morning shows…when the woman acts like a sidekick and just makes little voices and things in between the men talking. She’s doing exactly that thing. She says that even in Virginia she was listening to WLS…which sounds like she’s just sucking up. Dan Proft asked her about the “War on Women” since Jasminia is both a woman and a Hispanic, so she’s a minority. Raise your hand if you’re sick of everything being about minorities. We live in the Tyranny of Minority in the year 2013. Can’t Jasmina just be a conservative woman…why does she need to try to score more points for being a conservative HISPANIC woman…especially since last year’s winner was the conservative BLACK woman. Do any of you out there get tired of the pandering like this as well?
— Commercial Break —
VOTE FOR MEGAN FOX…text STAR to 68683
I have no idea what they were just advertising, but it was a creepy old woman talking about dragons. And it was something to help kids with school. After that, there was a commercial about Asthma. That was the Will Rogers institute, which does not support dragons.
The news brief is talking about some kids who were almost hit by cars somewhere after school. I guess that’s a news story. Since something almost happened.
Now it’s a woman who sounds like she’s having a stroke, breathlessly talking about errors the government has made collecting data on people. She says the government will admit its mistakes. Don’t hold your breath, breathless woman.
Geesh, the news is depressing. Now it’s someone who almost kidnapped someone. And then on a campus somewhere a person shot someone with darts. I can see how if you listen to the radio all day you’d be cationic and terrified of the world, the way that Justin’s parents are so scared of everything. It’s because they only hear “news” like this constantly.
633pm CST CONTESTANT 3 = It’s 89 degrees…on channel 89 WLS. Live in Schaumburg. Bruce Wolf (the jackass) and Dan Proft (who is professional) are hosting this contest. So far, Bruce has made one fart joke but has not really interfered with any of the contestants like he did last year. This contestant says she is a suburban soccer mom who likes to drink wine, she’s Jennifer Gulberson Sale. She says she’s in a nerd beauty pageant come true. Jennifer says she is a big fan of Real Housewives. She comes off as an airhead. She said that “who isn’t under indictment?”. Dan Proft asked her about Lisa Madigan and Mike Madigan…and Jennifer just giggled and said “yah, they’re messed up”. She does that Valley Girl thing with her voice….where every sentence ends in a question mark and a high pitch. They’re talking about something called Bennett Academy, where her kids apparently go to school. Her husband is from Germany and she’s saying Deutschland is king. I beg to differ, Jennifer…you fool. Germany tried twice to be “king” and thank Zeus the US was there to stop that. Fool. Jennifer says she writes about nonsense and covers entertainment stuff on some site she has. I really don’t like this woman. She comes off as one of those Real Housewives people. She calls everyone a “goddess” or a “king”…she likes Anthony Weiner and calls him “Tony Sausage”. She says her kids are there and she’s talking about porn and then giggled hysterically. Bruce asks her about Benghazi and I half expect her to confuse that with Ben Vereen. She dodges the question about Benghazi and instead talks about “the dog getting on the plane”. She says “you’re talking to me like I’m blonde and don’t know nothing” and then giggled. Dan Proft asked her if she knows how to get home from here. That was TERRIBLE. Jennifer’s performance, not the thing Dan Proft said. The thing Dan Proft said was accurate.
— Commercial Break —
Megan made me promise to be nice to all the amateur people competing in the contest. And I am really trying to be. But, that Jennifer woman who was just on was irritating. And I really don’t like the whole “we have to have a minority win!” mentality that drives someone like Jasmina to say again and again that she’s “Hispanic”. I totally forgot about the first woman already, but if I strain to think about it I remember she made a lot of money at Goldman Sachs and doesn’t have to work anymore. So, good for her. But why does she need a free vacation and a radio show? I am being nice though because I promised I’d be nice.
6:44pm CST CONTESTANT 4 = A guy who was on last year. Megan knows him and says he’s a nice guy. He’s a black Muslim named Faraud Muhammad from Evanston. I actually like his radio voice. He was also a finalist last year…and he was one of only two people last year who was allowed to speak without interruption. Just him and the ultimate winner, Stephanie. Both black…and both were allowed to speak without interruption while everyone else was interrupted completely by Bruce Wolf. Funny how that worked out. But I digress. Faraud is talking about Benghazi, saying that “BHO was able to sleep at night during that anyway”. Faraud is a standup comic too. But he stumbles over his words a lot. He tries to use very long and complex words, but he stumbles getting them out with this timing. He does come off as a very nice guy though who I think would make a fun friend to have. I’d like to meet him and would be okay with him winning tonight because he’d be able to carry a show of his own, clearly. They ask him his favorite movie of all time…and he says 2001 Space Odyssey and he talks about how the film was shot and he’s doing a HAL impression. Faraud is likable and can do good impressions. They’re asking about Benghazi and Egypt…but he’s dodging and goes back to entertainment stuff. He says he’d like to do an interview show, and that he likes Bill Whittle on PJ TV. Bruce Wolf has no idea what Faraud is talking about. Faraud talks about how he would run a show and how he’d like to have guests on…so that tells me he knows what he is doing. He goes there, though: he refers to himself as a black Republican and says he statistically doesn’t exist. They had a black winner last year, though…so would they choose a black winner again? The horn blows calling time and — of course — Bruce makes a fart joke about the horn, saying “Faraud that was very inappropriate of you”…as if Faruad had passed gas. Gross. Not funny. But this is the only thing this Bruce guy does. It’s like Shecky Green broadcasting live from the Pine Room of Camp Little Otter in the Poconos.
— Commerical Break —
Megan’s up after the break. I know she will do well. Being as objective as I can, her only competition is Faraud Muhammad…who I think could run a very good show of his own. The other people didn’t take this seriously, and that Jasmina just wanted to keep telling us she was “Hispanic” (with the silent part being “you need to pick me because I am Hispanic and Hispanic is very in this year”).
The prize is a limo ride, trip to Mexico, two hour radio show, and professional headphones.
652pm CST — MEGAN FOX turn: “a homeschooling, tea partying momma grizzly”…from IntolerantFox.com and PJ Media…Megan Fox from Mokena. YEAH! Vote for MEGAN!!!! Talking about crime and violence in Chicago…iPhones stolen…flash mobs…I can fix it…I believe that God gave us a backside that is properly cushioned on one side to be beaten with a heavy stick…should you steal the iPhone you should be brought to “The Bean” in Chicago…build a platform in front and put them in front, pull pants down, and let the victims of crime take big paddles and go to town in front of peers…bring the stocks back. Corporal punishment. Bruce, the punishment works…maybe your mother didn’t give you enough. Homeschooling parent…rule of law in my house. Still legal to discipline your children on rear. You need to discipline these bad boys so they don’t get up for a week…then you get the nuns to teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the transformative powers over these thugs. Dan says the Catholics need to take over the schools and the police department. What do you do for fun? I garden. I have a huge garden. We grow our own food so we have our own organic food to eat and we grow in back yard. I have a big dog named Moose. And homeschooling is really fun. You should see my life. I have nowhere to go and be with my kids and do fun things and projects. Homeschooling is not drudgery. It is freedom. The good news is that my children can learn any time all day and they are not standing in line, eating in a cafeteria, there’s no nonsense. They are free thinkers. I am raising free thinkers. I write about lifestyle issues. I brew our own beer. We grow our own hops. Bruce is shouting at her if they drink their own beer. They’re trying to tell her that her time is up and Megan says she has a big stick…says Obama speaks softly and carries no stick.
I just love her. I really do. She’s fabulous.
She kind of left Bruce shellshocked. Proft said that people are coming back for 90 seconds…or in Megan’s case, anything she wants.
This is all funny because last year Megan went first, and Bruce stole all her time with fart jokes. Megan was really polite last year and let him get away with that. So, it’s funny for me to see Megan get some revenge tonight and dominate her segment. Dan and Bruce kind of treated her weirdly because she did that…and she sure was the most forceful of the contestants. She was no-nonsense. That’s who she is…so if you like that, you’ll lover her.
I’ve thought since the day I met her that her destiny is to have a radio show. I think she should have won last year and should win this year….and that’s not just because she’s a personal friend. I just think she’s the best, she’s earned this, and she’d make a great show. But, I have no idea how they’re going to judge this.
Personally, I think they’re going to go with the “Hispanics are hot this year” thing and just give it to that Jasmina because she’s a “minority”…even though they had a minority winner last year. If they play games like that then everyone is a minority in some way. I’m gay, so I’m a minority. Megan’s a homeschooler…so she’s a minority. You might have a cat, and the majority of pet owners have dogs…so you too are a minority. Everyone’s a minority and we should all be celebrated and should win everything!
Either Megan or Faraud would be able to put on a good show…though I’d personally most like to hear Megan’s show.
In fairness, I want to state for the record that this year Bruce Wolf did not do anything to stack the deck or interfere with some contestants. He let people speak and didn’t monopolize this contest like he did last year. So someone clearly talked to him and took him aside before this show. I am so happy about that…because whoever wins the contest should be fair and should not be rigged from the start for one person like it was last year.
— Commercial Break —
Mattress commercials about memory foam…beds that will change your life…sleep numbers…whatever. A bed is a bed. I have never understood the fuss over mattresses. I’m from Cleveland and back there we were just happy to have anything to sleep on at all.
Weather forecast…thunder storms, cloudy, 82 degrees tomorrow. This has been a freezing cold summer. I look forward to sweltering 90-95 degree days and a lot of this summer I had a sweatshirt on. Where is all the Global Warming that Al Gore promised us because I never even made it to the beach this year.
708pm CST — back at the Improv in Schaumburg. Isn’t that a hilarious name for a city? Now they are explaining the voting. They’re going to get another 90 seconds to tell us why they need to be the Talk Star. I would bet any money that Jasmina will tell us she should be picked because she is Hispanic. The judges are some woman named Lauren Kone from WLS, Chet Copit (sp?) from a steakhouse somewhere (I have no idea who this is, so he might be a sports person…clearly he’s no supermodel or I’d know who he was), and then that woman Stephanie who won last year. Oh, and the Promotions Director Something Something Lynne. She’s a judge too. That Bruce is so stupid…he has no idea what he’s doing.
Megan comes on to make her 90 second pitch: The reason I should be the next Talk Star is because I have an interesting lifestyle. The government is being more intrusive in our lives. We can change how we live, become less a part of the machine. Pull your kids out of the indoctrination centers. Send to private or homeschool…do not leave them in a dangerous place. I would like to talk about how homeschool is better than you have been told. You can grow your own food. Make your own stuff. Tons of ideas that we do that you will really like. I think there are ways to help young people when bored to go to a book instead of killing someone (like in the news recently). Give them morality. I am Megan Fox and I want to be your next WLS Talk Star.
VOTE MEGAN FOX: text STAR to 68683
Faraud’s 90 seconds…he says he is doing this to pay tribute to his mother. He has a nice radio voice. He says his mother raised him to get a bachelors and a master’s degree. If more moms would have self sacrifice and emphasis on work ethic and hope then he guarantees that there will be fewer people in neighborhoods being bad. He kind of stumbles and loses his train of thought. This is a memorized speech or it’s written down and he stumbles. So the mom stuff was contrived. He stumbles and stutters at the end. But I still like him. I just don’t like people who bring out the mom card to score points, like at an awards show or something.
Jennifer Gulberson Sale…her 90 seconds. She says her daughter told her that she did a bad job. She says, “I’m an expert on nothing and I bombed”. Let’s just not make it a thing. My life is not complete. Seriously, I should be the next star because I like to have fun and I am about nonsense and I make people laugh and Anthony Weiner is hysterical and lets have fun. I am unemployed and looking for a job. My kids need to eat and they are here and don’t make me look like an idiot in front of my kids. Bruce, let’s talk about porn. Porn! I don’t take things too seriously so vote for Jenn. This woman is really irritating.
Jasmina is up…let’s see if she mentions being Hispanic again. She says, what does WLS stand for? Where Listeners Speak Up (but, there’s no U in WLS). Tell Springfield that things can’t go on. We cannot spend money we do not have. We cannot borrow money we cannot pay back. I don’t want to be Detroit I want to be Chicago and it was a great state. I got “peeps” here from all over. Here’s a shootout to Kim at Hot Cuts for $16 and I am frugal. Running, taking care of my kids…. HORN BLOWS and cuts her off.
So she didn’t mention being Hispanic again…but I bet she would have if she had more time.
Laura something or another…gives her 90 seconds. Says she wants to get rid of Pat Quinn and Dick Durbin because of Obamacare and she has had it. She wants to say everyday that it’s another day closer to the end of Obama’s term and it makes her happy. She loves WLS-AM and she thinks that she is borrowing a phrase from Obama about jobs and she goes to bed with Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft and wishes that Obama would think about jobs all day. She thanks everyone for coming and now she wants to text people and she wants to be “voice for positive” (sic).
That woman irritates me too. There’s something about her that I just don’t like.
Here’s my ranking of the contestants:
* Megan Fox — winner in my opinion
* Faraud Muhammad – second best
* Jasmina the Hispanic Woman — not good, but better than the other two
* Jennifer Gulberson Sale — she was terrible gulberson awful
* Laura Whoever — honestly I can only remember that she worked at Goldman Sachs and made so much money doing that back in the day that she has just been looking for a hobby since…and that’s kind of a slap in the face to the other contestants who are looking for this opportunity to really jumpstart a career.
My gut is that the marking/promotions person will want Jasmina the Hispanic Woman to win in 2013, since Stephanie the Black Woman won last time. I don’t think there’s a doughnut’s chance in Oprah’s vicinity that Jennifer or Laura will win. So, Megan’s got a one in three chance of taking the prize this year.
Please vote for her: not only does she deserve it and it would change her life but she also would do a really great show.
TEXT the word STAR to 68683 and then vote for Megan. So, on your phone, go to send a text and put the word STAR in the text and then send the text to the number 68683. And then a menu will come up and tell you to push a number for Megan Fox. Choose that number and vote for her!
726pm CST — the voting closes in three minutes.
Apparently they will announce the winners soon. I guess there is voting going on in the restaurant. The audience vote counts for 20%. Then there are people voting by text. And then there are the judges too.
They’re talking about the idiocy of the Iowa Caucuses and how voting goes on there. How people cheat and stuff ballots and all that nonsense.
— Commercial Break —
736pm CST — that jackass Bruce Wolf is talking again. I just hate him. He’s introducing last year’s winner, that Stephanie.
Megan says she’s a very nice woman. She hosted “several shows”. Her claim to fame is having six kids and being a black conservative. So they picked her last time. She says she is “the Harriet Tubman of the conservative movement”…which I think is obnoxious of her to say. I know about Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a grade school report subject of mine. Stephanie is no Harriet Tubman. But I promised Megan I would be nice.
Stephanie comes on and says she is doing “fab-u-lous”. She says the questions asked this year were tougher than the ones asked of her. I agree. She got soft ball questions last year and was not interrupted once by Bruce (almost as if the deck was stacked so that she would win last year….funny how that worked out, in my opinion). Stephanie says she never called the station ever, had never wanted to do radio, but just wanted a phenomenal trip and that’s why she entered the contest. This is what irks me about this woman. She keeps saying that she was motivated by the trip, not the being on the air part. I just think that’s so wrong because the contest is the “Talk Star” contest…not the “Who Wants to Go on Vacation?” contest. Now she’s talking about her husband being a cook and how that made her fat but she still runs marathons even though her toenails fall off (but then grow back). I think there’s a powerful meaning or analogy in that somewhere. Stephanie says she set up her fan page and she has fans now and she likes when people invite her to things. She wants Illinois to not be a place where people are fleeing. She says that this is a good time to live in Illinois, despite all the people fleeing in droves. Now she’s saying that she might run for office too. She has a third grader and an 8th grader and she says she’s “not that vain”. She says this is an opportunity to talk to people and go out and meet people…and she gets a warm response when hosting the shows.
She’s complaining about someone who criticized her because she says “you know” a lot as a verbal crutch. But, she needs a thicker skin if she wants to be in radio…especially speaking on the conservative side of the aisle. I just still am bothered by her saying she just wanted the vacation. She might be the nicest woman in the world — and Megan says she is — but she should have had class enough not to say that. At least pretend you were interested in being on the radio and having a voice, not just doing this to get a free vacation. People with class take the prize but never let on that they were doing something just to win a prize.
— Commercial Break —
740pm CST — they are about to announce the winner.
I hate waiting for results when there’s one person I want to win. The anticipation sucks.
The judges are going to announce the winner.
Lauren Someone Or Another is announcing the winner.
Tension. Tension. Tension.
Lauren has a smoker’s voice.
And the next Talk Star is…Laura Kelly from Oak Brook.
That woman from Goldman Sachs? Geesh.
I didn’t see that one coming.
I thought she was the worst one and was rambling and made no sense.
Though, at least Jasmina the Hispanic didn’t win…just because she was “the Hispanic”. I really wish Megan had won, or if not her then Faraud.
This woman…I swear. They have this Laura talking after she won and they asked her what she would do on a show and she said she had no idea, she’d have to think about it. I know she’s excited, but she comes off as an airhead right now. At least she hasn’t gone on about how she just wanted the vacation. She says she did not sleep all week and has been nervous, playing solitaire on her cellphone. She said that is how she focused herself this week.
I still don’t know how she won or what she said that made people vote for her. Maybe she had a lot of friends there in the audience. She just said she was the PTA president so maybe she worked a network. I don’t know.
But the other thing I’m happy about is that Bruce Wolf didn’t cheat again this year and he didn’t interrupt anyone. No decks were stacked. Everyone had equal time. And for some reason this woman from Goldman Sachs won, even though she said nothing memorable.
This is the first and only time you will ever hear anything from this woman Laura Kelly…but I guarantee you will be hearing about both Megan and Faraud in the future, because both of them have the talent and smarts to make something of themselves in the industry. They just seem to be destined to have to claw harder for it and never give up.
Ugh…but Megan always says things like this are “God’s plan” and I trust that she knows what she’s talking about and that’s true.
I just wish I could have rigged this contest for her somehow (and I probably should have at least tried).
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We’re in the countdown to big “Pride Parades” around the country this coming weekend…and so we’re continuing out look at questions people have about the “gay community” that you hear the State Media talk so much about. Here are some things that readers want to know:
1. QUESTION: What do gay guys really think about women who come out to gay bars?
ANSWER: Gay guys on the whole hate women coming to gay bars in groups…but one or two women friends in a larger group of guys is okay. Bachelorette parties, however, are universally despised. A few years ago, in fact, two bars in Boystown here in Chicago banned bachelorette parties altogther: Charlies (a western bar that becomes a techno dance hall late at night) and Cocktail (the now-defunct bar on Roscoe at Halsted that was shuttered multiple times in recent years for not paying its taxes). Charlie’s made a lot of news in the past for also charging women $20 covers to enter the bar, saying it was “Guys’ Night”…and challenging the convention that women pay little or no cover at most straight bars but men are charged $20 or more to enter. Women howled about this…but, frankly, I think a gay bar SHOULD charge women a high cover if straight bars are charging men outrageous amounts. Fair is fair…and maybe that would lead to no bars having one price for men and one for women.
There’s a bar in Boystown called Kit Kat that actually caters to Bachelorettes on Saturday nights. They have drag queens and hot bartenders/waiters and the whole place is set up for straight girls from the suburbs to come down to Boystown to “experience” it. I have mixed feelings about all this. On one hand, I can see why women want to come to a gay bar for a Bachelorette party…since it is guaranteed to be a safe place where men will not hit on the women and they can be “wild”. There’s hot guys (which women like) but they are all essentially defanged for that evening…since the boys are interested in each other and the women want to look but not be touched. Kit Kat is one of the smartest businesses in Chicago because it recognized it could corner the market on these Bachelorette parties. I swear, if you want to make a fortune where you live you should consider opening up a gay bar that devotes Saturdays to drag shows and Bachelorette parties…because you would mine gold and print money in that place. You will turn off a lot of your gay clientele…but I think it would even out with what the Bachelorettes would spend, especially if you have barely dressed go-go-boys and maybe even a corner racket selling some of the lewd and “outrageous” Bachelorette party accoutrement that the women spend hundreds of bucks on (such as plastic penis hats, penis shaped cups, etc…which also could come in handy if a surge in Japanese immigrants ever settles in your area, since they could use all this for their Kanamara Matsuri rituals too).
The big gripe you hear from gay guys about women coming to Boystown in groups is that it makes the guys feel like they are animals in the zoo that these straight girls are there to gape or laugh at. I just don’t think this criticism is valid, though, because I’ve never seen women pointing at gays like “Ooooh, lookit! Fags!!! Real life, honest to goodness, fags…right here in River City!!!”. Please. I do grant that the women can get really obnoxious and falling-down drunk…because they lose their inhibitions since they feel like they don’t have to watch how much they drink without predatory heterosexual males around. Women in a gay bar feel safe…when in a straight bar they have been conditioned to think that every guy around them is just waiting to drop a date rape drug in their drinks. That’s because the State Media has terrified women about this…in much the way that these fear-mongers claim that every storm on the horizon is “The Storm of the Century!”.
In a gay bar, women know they aren’t going to be hit on by gay guys…so they drink and drink. A few interesting things happen with this:
* the really pretty girls who are used to never paying for anything in a straight bar and having to fight men off with their purse get angry all of a sudden and usually cause drama…because it’s like they have lost all their magical powers and they resent having to pay for drinks. The prettier the girl, the more she will hate being in a gay bar the longer she’s there…because she will crave the attention she gets at the sports bar she normally goes to.
* the heavier girls with “pretty faces” that straight guys call fat discover gay bars and never want to leave…because a lot of gays see these women as living Barbies and volunteer to make them over, just like you see on tee-vee. It’s an almost irresistible impules in a lot of gay men to start trying to fix a woman’s hair or give her makeup or fashion tips, especially if these guys work at salons or in the retail industry. It really is true that gay guys are great at, and love giving, makeovers for women who are diamonds in the rough.
* women are really cheap in bars, I think because they aren’t used to paying for things in straight bars. Some of them don’t even know they need to tip the bartender…or they just leave 50-cents or a quarter, whatever is change from the chardonnay they are drinking. Standard tip is one dollar per drink, but more if it’s something complicated. Most guys leave a buck for every beer they drink in a bottle…and two bucks if it’s any kind of mixed drink requiring two or more steps. Some women who do not go out often order very complicated things like daquiris and special martinis that bartenders have to look up in their little books…and then the women stiff the bartenders on a tip. This builds a lot of resentment.
* some women, as they get drunk in a gay bar, forget that the night is not about them believing they are the reincarnation of the cast of “Sex & the City”…and that actually all the gay guys there don’t give a damn about them. Women have the attitude that “this is our special night out and you will make it magical for us!” when all the guys around them are like, “No, this is just Monday night in Boystown and you are making too much noise and being obnoxious and I can’t wait for you to leave”.
Personally, I’d take a female friend to bars in Boystown for a fun night. I’d take two female friends as well. But, three or more might be too much…unless we’re going to Kit Kat where they purposefully cater to that kind of night. Just the other day I saw a group of girls from one of the colleges here in Chicago out with their lone gay friend, and I think it was his birthday or something. The girls were obnoxious and one woman in a green dress was so drunk that she’s unforgettable: she was walking like everything below her knees was made of rubber and the floor was revolving underneath her, kind of dragging her along. I remember it was this pretty emerald dress with very intricate embroidering that was probably very expensive…until it was soaked in vomit, urine, and feces by the end of her night. Bless her heart. Her male friend was mortified…and kept apologizing to other guys for the behavior of his friends. I thought as a group they were really sweet though…because it was super clear to me that they were treating their gay male friend to a night out for his birthday and the guy looked like maybe he had just recently come out. He still had that bewildered look of a newly liberated gay, free from the closet for the first time ever…and being overwhelmed by everything he was seeing and experiencing. Some of the girls looked really uncomfortable, so they had probably never been in a gay bar either…but they were there with their friend. I kind of loved that.
By and large, though, gay men often act like little boys with forts in the backyard. That’s their turf, and women who come into gay bars are kind of invading gay guys’ little clubs. Legally, there’s nothing that the bars can do to deny public accommodation to these women…but the customers can glare and glower and make snide and catty remarks. Depending on the gays in a bar, that could involve guys telling the women they “need to douche” or saying the women smell like “fish”…that sort of vagina-based verbal assault on women that gays specialize in. For drag queens, the ones that are especially passable as women are called “fishy” for this reason…and “to serve fish” is for a drag queen to get dressed up to particularly look like an actual woman, and not a man dressed as a woman.
2. QUESTION: How much money do guys in the nightlife industry make in Chicago?
ANSWER: Not as much as you think. But there are lots of different roles in the nightlife world, and each bar or venue is a little different.
Bartenders at a very successful gay bar would probably make $50,000 or so a year, almost all of that unreported to the government. Gay bars do this thing where they have employees claim just $5 or $10 a day in tips on their FISA forms…but the guys make hundreds of dollars more than that a day. They have no fear of the IRS ever auditing them, though, because they are gay businesses and Democrats would never allow that. Even that bar Cocktail that I mentioned before stopped paying its taxes entirely, I think because the bar’s owner decided that he just didn’t need to do that since it was a gay business. The City closed him down once…and then said, “Oh, be good now!” and let him reopen again. But he still wouldn’t pay the taxes and they closed him down again. Then they said “Have you learned your lesson?” and they gave him a second, third, fourth, fifth, and eleventy-eth chance after that…and finally the guy just shut the bar down for good. The space has now reopened as a bar called “Progress”…which is hilarious, because the joke on Halsted is that “Will progress include paying any taxes ever this time?”. I don’t know if it’s the same owner and the staff there won’t talk about who’s running the bar.
At middling, less-crowded bars I bet the bartenders in Chicago in 2013 make around $35,000 or maybe $40,000 tops. That’s based on what my friends in the industry have told me and also what I observe of the sort of lifestyles these guys live. Few of them own their own apartments…and almost all of them have roommates, even into their 50s and 60s. Some of them even have other jobs, like being firemen or school teachers or working for a temp service or something. No one is getting rich bartending in gay bars…but it’s the sort of job that people kind of fall into if they love to drink and they enjoy being out all night and working in an office is just not for them.
The security guys and barbacks (bartending assistants) make very little, and are often paid a combination of hourly wage plus a cut of the nightly tips. I think they’d all be around $25,000/year more or less in Boystown. Income for all bar positions fluctuates wildly though. The summer brings in the most money…because people are out, it stays light longer, and guys just love drinking all summer when the weather is so briefly gorgeous in Chicago. In the winter, few people want to go out in the bitter cold and revenues drop in bars across the board.
The male strippers in Boystown are an interesting bunch…who are the most open and honest about what they make. ALL of their money is off the record and in the form of cash tips, with none of it tied at all to any sales…and thus the IRS has no way of ever even guessing how much the strippers are making (unlike waiters or waitress or even bartenders, where the IRS could say “you should have gotten at least 15% of your night’s sales in tips”). With strippers, whatever is stuffed into their jockstraps is money the IRS doesn’t have easy knowledge about (unless there are IRS agents doing the stuffing…which no doubt there are, since an awful lot of government workers frequent male strip clubs…which makes these places so great to get political scoops). I think most strippers seem to make around $30,000…but obviously the better looking ones make more than the tragic cases.
Strippers who also prostitute themselves make the most. There’s also this thing here in Chicago called ModelMayhem.com, where guys sell themselves online as “nude models” or whatever. I think they have this in other cities, but about 80% of guys who work in the bars in Boystown have ModelMayhem accounts…and I think they make themselves available to bar patrons after hours via that site. This is all off-the-record money, too.
Something really interesting has happened to porn actors in recent years…in that they’re not making hardly any money these days. Amateur porn sites like XTube or GayTube have really gutted the porn industry, because average people who are exhibitionists are now posting nudey videos of themselves online…so people just go to those sites and watch as much porn as they want for free. Guys 50 and over buy porn DVDS (with guys like 70 and over probably still into video cassettes)…but younger guys (say, 40 and below) just watch everything streaming online. There’s a really famous porn actor named Zeb Atlas who is a big muscle guy….and he started off making only straight porn, but when he could not make enough doing that he switched to gay porn. Now, I think he’s also doing “escorting”…which is prostitution. One of the gay papers in Chicago recently ran a story about how porn “stars” can make as much as $120k a year…but only if they “escort” on the side too. It used to be that guys were paid thousands of dollars for appearing in a few porn scenes…but now they’d get a couple hundred bucks, because the demand for those DVDs has really gone down.
People talk about newspapers and magazines going under because of the Internet and people’s desire for free online content…but the porn industry is collapsing too, since everything’s going digital and amateurs are willing to give away for free what the professionals used to be paid fortunes for. I know, you probably aren’t losing any sleep or crying about this…but it’s still an interesting facet of our world changing that the State Media will probably never talk about.
ODDS & ENDS: Here are some of the big stories being pushed on Drudge Report today:
*Paula Deen has been dropped by Smithfield Hams and apparently QVC as well. This is because of her being called a “Ray Ciss” because she admitted to using the word “nigger” 30 years ago. Meanwhile, no black person ANYWHERE is being fired or dropped for anything…and black people say “nigger” all the time, left and right. I seriously need to sit down and make a list of about 10 black people who have used politically correct language at any time in their lives…including saying the word “nigger”…and demand that all those people be fired too. This is how conservative people need to respond when the Left fires up the Alinsky “Ray Ciss” Death Star and aims it at someone. Who are some black people you know of in the celebrity world who have ever been politically correct at any time in their lives? Let’s demand they all be dropped from sponsorships and receive a little Paula Deen treatment too. Fair is fair.
* Edward Snowden is on the run! He’s evading authorities like he’s Jason Bourne and James Bond rolled into one! Doesn’t this strike any of you as suspicious? Yes, the guy worked for the NSA…but nowhere is it stated he was field agent trained or is some sort of super genius. I think there’s a deliberate misinformation game at play here…and the purpose is to make this young traitor into some sort of antihero. The more he runs and escapes the authorities the sexier the story becomes. My gut is to say this is all to distract from the IRS persecution scandal…because what harm has really come to the NSA with all of this being exposed? Around the world, people are now terrified that the US government has near-magical powers to spy on all of them. Couldn’t that actually hinder a lot of terrorist plots…if it’s made Muslims paranoid into believing everything is bugged? Maybe the NSA program really isn’t all that effective…but making people afraid of the program achieves the desired result. Remember Alinsky Rule #9: the threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
* The Girl Scouts are in trouble because they have a near $400 million pension deficit. They also recently removed “God” from one of the oaths that they take as scouts. I say let them fend for themselves then…and good luck solving that deficit, dummies. I think all of these once traditional American organizations have been fully infiltrated by the Left…and that it is an effort to destroy all of them from within. I think the Catholic Church has been infiltrated as well. We all know the public school system was lost a long time ago. It’s tempting to be depressed about things like this…but we’re all better than that. Put the energy you feel going towards sadness or malaise and find a way to divert it into something positive. Start thinking about simple ways you can go a little outside your traditional wheelhouse to spread the word that the Left is systematically destroying everything in this country…in a longterm attempt to wipe out American culture and replace it with something unrecognizable.
* One thing being lost in all this talk about the Amnesty bill that Marco Rubio is pushing is that there’s no way we should allow bills to be thousands-of-pages long behemoths. I never hear anyone talking about this…but why do bills need to be thousands of pages long…and voted on before anyone has even read them? Shouldn’t this be illegal? Something as complicated as changing our immigration system should not be rushed at full speed by people who don’t know what they are doing, especially since the laws on the books currently are never even followed. Making a new law that no one has read will not help this situation. How do we restrain Congress and force it to pass only smaller bills that have been read and thoroughly understood before passage? The problem right now is that Congress is out of control and every day finds a new way to do something outrageous. Maybe we really will need to have a Second American Revolution at some point, with people taking back power from Washington. I think there should be prison sentences for any Senator or Representative who votes on a bill without reading it and fully understanding it. Start sending some of these elites to jail for dereliction of duty and Washington would be a much better place…and I think only people who really were good at this work and really wanted to work in the jobs would run for office. Hold them accountable with more than just challenges to their re-election…hold them accountable with prison terms if they do any harm to their constituents while in office because of their gross incompetence. I know it will never happen…but sometimes just talking about things like this openly makes the Congress Critters nervous enough to start behaving for a while.
QUESTION FOR COMMENTS: What questions do you have about any of the above…or about the gay community in general, during this “Pride Month”? Ask below.
What else is on your minds this Monday June 24th, 2013?
– Open Thread –
[ Click above to embiggen: isn’t it time to admit the go-along-to-get along garbage just doesn’t work out for the best? ]
We live in an apartheid state, where the institutional Left controls the government of our country…despite Leftists themselves being a small minority (around 22% or so) of the population. People who consider themselves “conservative” account for almost 70% of the population, regardless of what party they affiliate with. But, the Left wins the Culture Wars because Leftists are disciplined, committed to victory, and count on conservatives doing incredibly stupid things every day that Democrats just LOVE. Here are ten things you need to permanently stop doing — starting today — because each of these simple things is just like mailing a $1,000 check to the DNC to further their efforts in the Culture Wars:
10. Using the word “liberals”. There’s just no nice way for me to say this, but if you are using the word “liberals” in conversation, in anything you write online, or are even thinking it when referring to Democrats you are a complete and total idiot.
Democrats LOVE being called “liberals”…and, in fact, large sums of money have been spent focus-group testing this word…because low-information voters who have no understanding of political issues react positively to hearing the word “liberal”. It sounds open-minded, positive, and kumbaya to them. Even if you scream it with what you believe is pure acid and venom in your voice, an independent voter will still think good things about Democrats because “liberal” is a happy, fun, positive word to them. Focus groups do not lie. Companies and entire industries live and die by them…and political parties depend on them for national victories.
We know the institutional Left is draconian, close-fisted, and determined to control every aspect of our lives via aggressive government regulation and intimidation efforts using agencies like the IRS and NSA as anti-American goon squads and enforcers of the Left’s iron will. But, to independents and low-information voters who don’t pay much attention to politics, the word “liberal” conjures images of running through fields of posies being tickled by butterflies. Democrats are thus able to cloak their real agenda behind this hippy-drippy front…and idiot conservatives HELP THEM masquerade like this by parroting the specifically-designed branding that the institutional Left has chosen for itself.
My boyfriend Justin’s mother CarolAnne refuses to stop using the word “liberal” though, because she says “I know what it means and I think it’s an insult to be called that”. CarolAnne is one of the most stubborn people you will ever meet…and she refuses to see that it doesn’t much matter if conservatives think “liberal” is a dirty word, since it’s really moderates and independents whom Democrats are targeting with this branding effort. CarolAnne can think “liberal” is a pejorative…but her neighbor, LucyBelle down the road (who doesn’t follow politics much), thinks it’s a nice word and she feels good about herself for voting for “the liberal”…because that must mean she is a big-thinker and is open-minded. The tee-vee says that conservatives are backwards but “liberals” are good and “progressive” and LucyBelle wants to feel like a big smarty for doing what the tee-vee told her. See how that works?
You’re an idiot to ever help Democrats by using their chosen terminology for themselves…because you are encouraging low-information people like LucyBelle to keep voting Democrat…since doing that makes them feel good about themselves (despite the ruinous effect it has on their lives and pocketbooks). CarolAnne enjoys reminding me that Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and the writers at Breitbart.com use the word “liberal” all the time — and I think they, too, are foolish to do that.
I adore Coulter about 90% of the time, but you need to understand that her brand is all about preaching to the choir…and she’s not much concerned with winning any elections or getting independents and moderates to sever their emotional affiliations with the Left. Coulter’s brand is based on railing against “liberals” because the people who buy her books enjoy hearing the word “liberals” and it’s an instantaneous way for her to get their attention. The thing she’s not much concerned with is the fact that there are tens of millions of people out there who don’t know what Coulter is so angry about, because being “liberal” sounds like a good thing to them. She’s actually leaving money on the table and doesn’t realize it, because if she was railing against “Leftists” or “lefties” I bet she’d sell even more books. I really wish she’d come out against the word “liberal” and launch a second act to her career dedicated to its elimination…because that would send the DNC into seizures of panic as its entire 30-year branding campaign would be annihilated in one swoop.
I think Rush Limbaugh is a national treasure and admire him immensely…but he needs to stop using the word “liberal” too…and should excoriate any conservative pundit or writer who calls Democrats this. I keep hoping one day he eliminates the word “liberal” from his lexicon, because he’s the only person alive who could put a stop to conservatives consistently helping Democrats’ brand management this way. But, I think there’s a part of Rush that is doing what Coulter does…and it’s catering to their audiences (who enjoy saying the word “liberal”). I wish he’d be more strategic and would make it one of his Action Items to get people to see that stamping out the word “liberal” in conservative usage would send Democrats into a panic. They honestly wouldn’t know what to do if they lost this brand advantage.
Just try this experiment for a week: wherever you would normally say the word “liberal”, instead say the word “Leftist” or “lefty”. Following this convention, “liberalism” becomes “Leftism”. Not only will everything you say carry more of a punch…but you will also drive Democrats CRAZY by doing this. They are like vampires doused in Holy Water when they are called “Leftists”. Try this on Facebook if you have any Democrat friends. Start talking about the bad things that Leftists or Lefties do and just watch your Obama-voting Facebookers become apoplectic over your new choice of terminology.
People tend to ignore you when you are going on about “liberals” anyway…so why not shake things up and use “Leftist” and “Lefty” as your descriptors and start to change the brand awareness that people have of Democrats. You know how exterminators need to change the bait once in a while to get bugs to start eating the poison again? That’s what needs to happen here with the word “liberal”. Because, honestly, these people are Leftists…they do want to push the country towards socialism and eventually communism…and calling them “liberals” is like calling cockroaches “hug-a-bugs”. Just because you’re a fool who likes giving horrible things cutesy nicknames is no reason to keep doing what you’ve always done while bemoaning the sorry state of the country. Stop using the word “liberal” and start calling these people “Lefties” and watch independents abandon Democrats in DROVES.
[ Click above to embiggen: what historical event will happen today in 2013? ]
Today is the second-to-last Sunday in June…which means that the Pride Parade in Chicago will be next week. Since the major Pride Parades in New York and San Francisco are also the last Sundays of June, you’re going to hear a lot about the “gay community” between now and then…so keep a lookout for anything the State Media runs in terms of stories about gay people being constantly victimized by Christians or conservatives. Wherever you find these lies, I hope our monthlong look at the bad things the gay community does to others will give you some ammunition to fire back at the State Media and inform others out there that gay people are not the innocent little victims they claim to be. In reality, equality has really been achieved and the former victims are now most often the victimizers of others.
Here are some more questions from readers about bad things that the “gay community” does to others:
1. QUESTION: Why do so many guys prance around in underwear or speedos during the pride parades? Why do they have to do that?
ANSWER: If you got it, that’s the day to flaunt it. It’s like “Why are there big breasted women in gold lame bikinis in rap videos?”. Because the rappers love that and want them there. The people paying for the floats want go-go-boys up there wearing the legal minimum in clothing…and so it happens for Pride Parade. I think if you look at it in big picture terms then Pride Parade is really one of the only events on the American calendar where men are openly objectified as sexual objects and beefcake…as opposed to what women get all the time.
In Chicago, the City has some pretty hilarious statutes for what’s acceptable in terms of public nudity; they strictly enforce these during the Pride Parade too, and will literally pull guys off floats if they violate the statutes. Jockstraps are banned because they don’t cover anything in the rear…but a G-string would be acceptable (even though it technically reveals MORE than a jock does) because there is a thin piece of material that flosses between the glutes. Most people on the floats will be wearing colorful underpants from American Apparel or Speedos though.
A lot of the guys dancing barely-dressed on the floats are office workers, dentists, architects, policemen, you name it…people who don’t work in the nightlife industry at all 364 days a year, but get their freak on during the Pride Parade. These guys spend hours a day in the gym every day to be able to look good enough in a Speedo to pull off dancing on the Pride Parade floats. It’s a really big deal for them…and they look forward to and plan for this event all year.
I don’t think they really care who is in the crowd and they aren’t doing this to send any kind of political message or make any sort of statement…this is just about being out in the sun, dancing in almost nothing, and exhibiting their buff bodies. Emotionally for them, it’s a celebration of being good-looking, young (at whatever age they’ve adjusted “young” to be the older they get), and healthy that day. Some of the guys up there have HIV and the longer they have it the more they get into the Pride Parade…because this might be the last year that their bodies cooperate with them and allow them to look good enough to be on a float. So, there’s a lot of have fun in the moment while it lasts attitude with this.
It’s not about you. Or anyone else who could be watching. It’s just about them showing off, celebrating themselves, and essentially becoming kind of like a Hellenic festival in honor of Helios, Eros, Dionysus, and Narcissus. I think if anyone was time-traveled back from ancient Greece or Rome and deposited at the corner of Halsted & Belmont next Sunday that person would feel very much at home with what they see at the Pride Parade…because the ancient Greek athletes competed in the original Olympics in the nude, in much the same spirit as you see the almost-nudity on display at Pride.
2. QUESTION: If you could magically become straight, would you do it?
ANSWER: Hell to the no. Um, have you seen Magic Mike?
Yah, that’s all kinds of awesome right there.
I love being who I am, and liking guys is part of that. I have very dark hair and features and when I was in my teens I got it into my head that I wanted to have light brown hair or blonde hair like most of my classmates. I think some jerk called me a “pirate” and said I looked “swarthy”, which must have been a bad thing to be called in 1990s northeastern Ohio. So, I talked my mother into letting me get my hair colored…and it was an unmitigated disaster. It turned orange, and I had to keep it that way for a full week before the colorist would dye it back to black for me. I never, ever wanted to change myself just for the sake of changing myself again after that. I kind of hope to this day that my mother told the stylist to purposefully mess up the dye job so that I’d never want to have that done again. She probably didn’t think to do that, but I like imagining my mother in heroic terms and this is something I want to grant her.
I think being gay is part of who I am, as much as my hair color, height, body type, and everything else biological about me. Being gay is part of my “wiring”, just like the fact I love to read and that I treat every trip outside of the house as an opportunity to land a major story (with my pen and notepad at the ready and my eyes peeled for anything interesting to write about). I actually think I owe every success in life to being gay and the things I learned from boyfriends I’ve had…who, on the whole, have been a pretty remarkable and awesome bunch. I’m very proud of the fact that of the 16 or so boyfriends I’ve had only two have been bad apples who caused me more bad drama than good experiences. The rest were awesome, and I can’t imagine the person I would be today if they hadn’t been a part of my life when they were and hadn’t given me the best they had to offer at that time in my life.
I would have missed all that if I had been straight. Here in 2013, I think there’s a lot of things that I do that are important that I wouldn’t be able to do if I hadn’t been gay…and if, just say, right now in an alternate universe there is a straight version of me who never left Cleveland and who has a wife and two kids and lives in a little house in the suburbs there. I wish that guy well in his alternate dimension, but I’ve never once wanted to be him…and never wanted to be anything than what I am right here, right now. I absolutely love my life. There is never a dull moment. I often have no idea where rent money is going to come from or how bills will be paid…but then I land another good freelancing gig and we’re all set for a while. Whenever I run an errand and end up in a part of town I don’t normally venture in, I almost always stumble on something that ends up being a huge story that nobody’s ever cracked before…and then I sit back and watch that information ripple through the Interwebz and get people talking about some issue they never thought about before. I just love that. And it’s so much fun to talk to a friend of mine and say “Remember that apartment building you wanted me to check out for your daughter? Well, while I was doing that I happened to catch so-and-so doing such-and-such and it made me write this…”.
If I was straight, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this as much because I’d be worried about taking care of a family and securing kids’ college educations and all of that. I never had to worry about those things, so I was able to develop differently and play another role in society. I don’t have the same fears that straight guys have because almost no one has ever depended on me being around for a long time. Being gay made me both disposable and indispensable almost simultaneously…since I can do a lot of things that straight guys can’t do because of these logistics.
I would have made a terrible father, by the way. I just have no interest at all in sports or the other things that dads are supposed to teach sons to socialize them properly and prepare them for life in American culture. I don’t get the point of games like baseball, football, or basketball. They just seem dumb to me. And when it would come to things like helping with a science fair project or whatever, a kid would so easily play me into just doing it for him or her. My boyfriend Justin manipulates me like this all the time; if he starts something and messes it up, he knows I’ll finish whatever I’m doing and then take over the other thing from him, if he cuts himself or breaks something or makes a mess or whatever. I don’t even realize this is happening until I’m almost done…and I see Justin back in the bedroom playing video games while I’m washing all the dishes or whatever. I still haven’t decided if that’s him being a genius at getting out of chores…or if I just can’t help myself and end up doing whatever needs to be done, because that’s in my DNA now from all my years working at hotels and being an event planner and I’m just so trained to jump in and take care of whatever task is at hand.
There sure wouldn’t be any time for me to be involved in politics if I had kids to raise. There’s so many fewer hours in the day living with Justin than there were when I was single. And Justin’s a grown man, albeit one that requires a lot of attention and high maintenance. If I had kids to take care of I’d be even more limited with my time…and I don’t think I’d be as effective in anything that I did. Resentment would abound for everyone at that point.
I don’t know why some people are gay and some aren’t…but I can tell you that it’s neither a choice nor something that parents “do” to a kid growing up. The way my parents raised me I should have totally turned out straight and been still living in a suburb of Cleveland right now…but here I am in Chicago having my little adventures and I can look back to my earliest memories and see that this was in fact the logical and expected outcome for me. God makes no mistakes…and I believe that everyone is called to his or her individual vocation for a reason. This was mine…because I seem to be on this Earth to tip the scales here and there on matters that wouldn’t otherwise get attention and like to imagine that my ultimate destiny is to bring down the institutional Left by undermining it with its own tactics. Maybe only a gay conservative guy from Cleveland could do that…and so I was born who I am and called to this role in this particular moment in time.
ODDS & ENDS:
Let’s have a look at a few stories that Drudge Report is featuring today.
Traitor Snowden Lands in Moscow – I want you to really pay attention to all efforts by the State Media to imply this kid was some sort of Chinese or Russian agent. He wasn’t. Here’ the deal with Snowden: he’s a Millennial, and part of the “Me, Me, Me Generation”. That means he has no respect for anything and believes himself to be the most important person who has ever existed in the history of everything. He sets his life up with him at the pinnacle of a pyramid, and everything else…including country, friends, family, God, whatever…below that (probably in that order). This is what the public schools have been teaching these kids to do since the 1970s, along with instructing them that America is bad and evil and should be destroyed. Is it no surprise, then, that when these kids grow up and get government jobs that they behave this way…and they think they have some sort of duty to steal secrets from the government and release them to the public just because they can? You’re going to see a lot more of this as the Millennials get older and work their way higher in the ranks of intelligence agencies, the military, etc. Theirs is a generation that knows no loyalty to anything but themselves…and the end result is going to be trouble for all of us. They also seem to think that saying “Sorry” or “My bad” is enough to smooth everything away, always, no matter what they do…since they don’t really understand consequences for bad behavior. Their parents always made the consequences go away for them and they as grown men and women still don’t know how to function without mommy and daddy being there. I think public school educated people should be banned from ever working for the CIA, NSA, FBI etc. because we just can’t trust these Millennials in important positions…since their entire childhoods were spent being indoctrinated by the institutional Left to hate this country. They are a generation of sleeper agents.
Hastings sent email saying he had to go off the radar hours before he was murdered. If you don’t see that the government murdered Michael Hastings then there is something wrong with you. This is the kind of thing that happens all the time in John Grisham, Brad Thor, and Tom Clancy books…because Grisham, Thor, and Clancy know people in the government who tell them that, YES, this is how the government kills people. Start paying attention to the number of Navy SEALs involved with the bin Laden operation who are also mysteriously being killed in all sorts of “accidents”. Either these guys know something about what really happened to bin Laden (such as him really being dead for years or him maybe even being still alive and in custody today) or they’re being knocked off because the Saudis want everyone involved in killing a member of the bin Laden family to be executed. Something fishy is going on, but no one will report on it because if you write about this then people call you a conspiracy nut. But cars don’t just explode in “fiery one car crashes” and Navy SEALs don’t just start mysteriously dying in bizarre “accidents”. This is our government doing these things…and it’s getting away with it because regular people are so afraid to talk about any of it.
YAHOO posted story calling Kenya Obama’s birthplace. Here’s the thing that’s going to happen in the future with Barack Obama. Maybe 15 or 20 years from now, when he’s established himself as the new Jimmy Carter (in terms of being an ex-president who gleefully defecates on the United States every chance he gets, like Carter does now) he will not be able to resist telling the truth about all the things he got away with for all of these years. What people don’t seem to understand today is that Obama used various lies and false identities through the years to advance himself both personally and politically. When he was younger, he would write down whatever he needed to put down on an application form to be accepted into an Ivy League school. If that meant saying he was an Indonesian citizen and his named was Soetorobakh Soetoro, he’d do it. Later, he’d say he was born in Kenya to get another grant or scholarship or whatever. The next day, he’d say he was from Kansas if he felt that would get him into some club or the good graces of someone with deep pockets who wanted to help someone like him. There are tons of white people who feel good about themselves for “helping” mixed-race or black people…like they are feeding squirrels or rabbits stale popcorn at a park. Obama expertly played all of these dummies, by constantly changing his backstory to suit whatever need he had at the time for money, influence, and power. Depending on which period of his life is being talked about, the people in it know a different version of his backstory…which is why these people are never interviewed for the same article and in fact are never allowed in the same room together. One day, when he’s out of office, he will also not be able to resist announcing that he is Muslim…and was the first Muslim US president. He will dine off that for the rest of his life in the Middle East, all the while giving a big F-U to the American people. This is something at the heart of Islam, this pretending to not be Muslim in order to score some big win for Islam down the road. When it’s of maximum advantage to him, he’ll reveal his true nature…because he will not be able to resist the thrill this will give him to be able to gloat over how much he got away with his entire life. Remember that movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio? That’s based on a real life person…who fooled Pan Am, the US government, and all sorts of people for a very long time…and after he was finally caught he’s lived a very nice life trading off all the stuff he got away with, because people find it amusing. That’s how Muslims will treat the Great Deceiver Barack Obama as well. After being the POTUS, he’ll seek greater fame and reverence in being a cult figure to Muslims…for having so completely deceived and bamboozled the West. Just you watch.
Facebook angers users again with “shadow profiles”. I really wonder what’s going to happen to Facebook. Justin has some friends who are much younger than him and are still in college. They’ve all switched to just using Twitter to communicate with each other. They share photos on Instagram and on Tumblr…and they message each other via Twitter somehow. I don’t really understand that, because I believe anyone can read Twitter feeds so I’d think that saying “I’ll be at the restaurant at 8pm” is just an invitation for a stalker to meet you there…but maybe college kids don’t think about stalkers taking advantage of Twitter’s open nature. To me, Twitter is like writing things on a bathroom wall and you have no idea who is reading that. At least with Facebook things that people post on their walls can be restricted to just “friends”…and people have the ability to limit who is defined as a friend. I still don’t understand why Facebook is valued at so many billions of dollars…and I don’t see how the ads on Facebook do the companies purchasing them any good. What I think is happening is that a lot of stupid people in middle management at various entities have convinced their 60 and 70-something year old bosses in the C-suite that “Facebook is the future!” and, not knowing much about pop culture or technology, those executives believed these younger, 30-something managers. Raises and promotions all around! You discovered the key to the future…and it is this thing we don’t understand! Let’s buy all the stock in that thing we can! Idiots. I used to work for a big consulting company here in Chicago and people really were that stupid there. On one hand, these guys were still using fax machines because they couldn’t figure out email…yet, if you said “green technology” or “LEED certified” to them their eyes would get as big as saucers and you could honestly sell them on any ridiculous waste of money imaginable, so long as they could put on the website that they were investing in “green”. That was the buzzword back then…and now it seems to be “Facebook”. As in, “We’re on Facebook!” or “We’re advertising on Facebook!”. Everyone applauds at the corporate retreat and not one of these dummies has any idea that both “green” and “Facebook” are really oversold as concepts to be rushing to be a part of.
QUESTION FOR COMMENTS: What are things you’re seeing in the state media related to Gay Pride Parades and issues in the “gay community”? Can you analyze the coverage you are seeing and determine the media’s agenda in this? There’s always an agenda with everything you see on the tee-vee, since the tee-vee lies to you.
What else is on your mind for this Sunday June 23rd, 2013?
[ No…it’s not “racist” little man. It’s just another example of the State Media ginning up racial tension by calling yet another rich, white person “Ray Ciss” when the institutional Left needs racial tension to motivate black people to help Democrats with something they are currently cooking. Such as the push for Amnesty for Mexican criminals that’s underway right now in the Senate. Funny how a high-profile white person is always pilloried as a “Ray Ciss” whenever the Left needs to get black people’s attention for upcoming political activism. Can’t be a coincidence since this happens so often. ]
Yesterday, the State Media fired up its “Ray Ciss” machine and aimed it at tee-vee cook and oversized personality Paula Deen. It’s important to view this as a case study in what sort of political strategy and Leftist agenda goes into an orchestrated hit on a rich and famous white person…particularly when that person is a Southern Christian. You need to start thinking long and hard about how Leftist operatives in the Ministry of Truth that is our state media view an opportunity like this to further the institutional Left’s position in the wider Culture War. Here are 10 important things you need to realize about what’s going on with Paula Deen right now:
10. This attack was originated by the plaintiff in a lawsuit currently filed against Deen and should be viewed as part of the legal team’s strategy in that case. The suit in question here is the matter of Lisa T. Jackson v. Paula Deen et al that was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia; you can read the full complaint for yourself here. Pages relevant to allegations of racial discrimination are 14 through 17. The plaintiff, Jackson, is actually a white woman and does not claim that she herself was racially discriminated against…but she states in the complaint that she heard (or heard about) racial discrimination of unnamed others in some restaurant that Paula Deen partly owns in Georgia called “Uncle Bubba’s”. Jackson also alleges that Deen told her she’d like to have black children tap-dancing in costumes from an old movie (like Shirley Temple would have been in) for entertainment at a “plantation style wedding”; Jackson further claimed that in communicating this to her, Deen called the children “a bunch of little niggers”…but there are no witnesses to this conversation identified in the complaint.
The State Media attack on Deen began on Thursday June 20th, 2013 when various news outlets reported that Deen admitted in a deposition for this case (taken a month ago) that she had used the word “nigger” in the past. You need to understand how a deposition works to see how the plaintiff in this case (or her attorney) originated this attack on Deen (for the purpose of forcing a quick settlement to the lawsuit). When a deposition is held, the following people are allowed in the room:
* the plaintiff and her attorney(s)
* the Defendants named in the complaint (along with one representative for each business entity so named)
* the stenographer typing up what’s being said in the deposition
* a videographer (if the deposition is being filmed…which I bet it was, considering this was the deposition of a famous person)
That’s it. No one else is there when the deposition is being taken. I don’t know what the rules in Chatham County, Georgia are, but here in Chicago a deposition can last for up to seven hours and its transcript is not released until the stenographer has typed it up, proofed it, and then shown it to the deponent (in this case, Paula Deen) for her signature to verify everything typed up was accurate in what she said the day of the deposition. This process seems like it could take a month before a deponent has approved and signed a deposition transcript…which would explain why we’re only hearing about this now, when Deen’s deposition was taken a month ago.
Only the plaintiff and the defense has access to the deposition transcript; not even the judge has this. Clearly, Paula Deen’s legal team did not leak to the press that she admitted to using the word “nigger” in the past. This had to have come from the plaintiff’s side then; either Lisa T. Jackson or her lawyers contacted the media and said “We got Paula Deen to admit to using the word nigger in her deposition!”. No one else could have done this, since the stenographer or videographer (the only other people allowed in the room) would be sued for damages and be subject to contempt of court if they contacted the press about what they heard in a deposition (in addition to these people never working again in the legal field).
Let’s take a moment and think about what Jackson’s motivation would be in heading to the press with explosive news that Deen admitted to using the word “nigger” at some point in the past (which, according to Deen, was actually in reference to something she said in the 1980s after being robbed at gunpoint by a black man when she was a bank teller). It sure feels like this is strategy on the plaintiff’s part to force a quick settlement in this case…lest Jackson reveal more of what was said in the deposition. Because Paula Deen is extremely wealthy because of her good public image and is internationally known, the media will be interested in just about every blurb it could scrape from Deen’s deposition testimony. All of it would be taken out of context, of course, and only the most explosive revelations would be spoon fed to the hungry State Media. This leaves Deen in an untenable position: either settle the case quickly with Jackson or allow herself to be subject to scandal eruptions like this that will permanently damage the Paula Deen brand and jeopardize sale of her cookbooks, kitchen equipment, and other goods.
Jackson dropped a nuke on Deen that caused The Food Network to end its business relationship with her. If Deen does not quickly capitulate to her demands, Jackson will no doubt leak more of the deposition testimony…perhaps in a bid to get Amazon to stop selling Deen’s books or home goods. This brinksmanship will continue so long as Jackson has juicy material from the deposition to use against Paula Deen. And the State Media, of course, will eat up every bit of this with great relish…because they enjoy stoking racial animosity in this country and love when a white Southern woman is being pilloried as a “Ray Ciss”.
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Witch Hunt Against the Butter Lady: State Media Declares Paula Deen A “Ray Ciss” (meanwhile ignoring all of Oprah Winfrey’s longstanding racism)
[ Click above to embiggen: the Charybdis of Lake Michigan and virulent black supremacist, Oprah Winfrey ]
No doubt, you’re aware that this morning in a desperate bid for relevance Matt Lauer on The Today Show is calling “the butter lady” Paula Deen a “Ray Ciss” because, allegedly, 40 or 50 years ago she said the word “nigger” out loud. Today marks the day when I’ve officially had enough of people behaving like we live in the magical world of Harry Potter and “nigger” is “the word that shall not be said” or “the n-word”. It is an ugly, ignorant, and vile word…but it’s just a word and not some magical spell that does unspeakable harm to the superstitious or easily-excitable. No one alive in the year 2013 should call anyone “nigger”, “fag”, “cunt”, “kike”, “whitey”, “chink”, “beaner”, or other ethnic, gender, or personal slurs…but it’s asinine to dance around these terms when The Today Show’s attacking a tee-vee cooking show host with one of them.
Haven’t you had enough of the State Media deciding today’s the day when it’s going to come after some random, famous white person and screech “She used the word nigger…fifty years ago!”. Is today the day you’re not going to take this garbage anymore?
I refer you to Alinsky Rule #4…which is “to make the enemy live up to its own book of rules”…and ask that today you encourage conservatives to stop doing the same things in situations like this while expecting different results. The institutional Left today is ginning up racial hatred by way of its sock puppets at The Today Show; the timing on this is curious since Barack Obama just ginned up religious hatred of Catholics a few days ago. All of this is happening while the “Gang of Ocho” is trying to ram through an amnesty bill in Congress that will create tens of millions of new Democrat voters while taking even more jobs away from actual American citizens and costing taxpayers billions in new welfare benefits.
If you don’t think all of these events are related and are in fact planned by the Democrat Party, you’re not paying attention.
Today, why aren’t we talking about black people who are extremely racist and subscribe to black supremacy? I cite one classic example for you: the virulent racist Oprah Winfrey, who during her long career in Chicago treated all white people she came in contact with like subhumans. This is a woman who has made a point to only donate money to organizations that exclusively benefit black people (such as that school in Africa she started where young girls were raped…and more recently the $12 million she gave to build the Black People’s Museum addition to the Smithsonian in Washington). The first politician that Winfrey ever supported was Barack Obama…because his skin color was similar to her own and she decided she needed to see this man elected president because of that.
I don’t know of a more clear example of racism than that.
Certainly it’s more relevant, damaging, and current than “the butter lady” using the word “nigger” in casual conversation in the deep south FORTY OR FIFTY YEARS AGO when, incidentally, black people themselves used that word. Come to think of it, black rappers use that word all the time. Black athletes throw it around the basketball court and in the football and baseball locker rooms too. It’s treated as a term of endearment by the State Media when one black person says it to another…but it’s still the same word that The Today Show is in hysterics over this morning because “the butter lady” said it.
Aren’t you tired of this absurdity?
Wherever you see anyone bashing “the butter lady” today anywhere on the Interwebz you need to chime in with a few things of your own:
* Why is this word okay for rappers and athletes to use?
* Let’s talk about black supremacists like Oprah Winfrey
* Isn’t it strange this racial controversy is ginned up right when Democrats are taking anger from black people because the amnesty bill pushed by the “Gang of Ocho” will hurt blacks the most in terms of jobs and the loss of welfare benefits
That’s what this attack on Paula Deen is really about folks. Leftists in the State Media sat around and tried to think of something to upset black people today and cause conservatives to go scurrying for cover (lest they be called “Ray Ciss” today too). Stumped, the only thing race related they could thunk up was to have Matt Lauer go on about “the butter lady” using the word “nigger” while living in the deep South in the 1960s and 1970s.
This sick game will probably work, too, because the “black community” has been so well-trained by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Henry Gates to stop paying attention to anything important at all the moment the race whistle is blown. Meanwhile, while this manufactured “scandal” percolates and ultimately saturates the news cycle the “Gang of Ocho” will be able to permanently damage the country and install an everlasting Democrat electoral majority…while Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain (three of Democrats’ favorite Republicans) help.
Democrats want to flood voter rolls with Mexican peasants because:
* they speak little to no English and refuse to learn, which makes them easier to control because Democrats can lie to them in Spanish via La Raza
* Mexican peasants have no respect for US laws and are used to how government works in Mexico (a failed state)…so they won’t care much if Democrats make America more like Mexico
* these newly-minted Democrat voters aren’t immigrants so much as they are colonists…with Mexico being a new colonial power in the world, sending its unwanted and uneducated burdens north so that they can resettle and make demands on the United States that are beneficial to Mexico. Start paying attention to how often the President of Mexico (whoever that is this week) rants and raves about the US needing to take more Mexican peasants off his hands…so that American taxpayers can pay for these moochers (or, are they “moochachos”) and provide them with free healthcare, food, living places, and all sorts of other benefits
* the more unskilled and uneducated Mexicans that are imported into the US the more American culture is first diluted and then ultimately replaced by a more Mexican mindset that is accustomed to the sort of political system that the institutional Left desires
The end game is to change the electorate enough so that Democrats gain permanent locks on national offices (and a super-majority of state legislatures) and the institutional Left then has the ability to change the Constitution however it pleases. La Raza constantly tells the Mexican criminals already living here and flaunting our immigration process that the American Constitution is “too old and out of date” and was written for “a smaller country”. The institutional Left dreams of transforming the United States into a socialist country where high-ranking Democrats will be the favored elite and everyone else will be serfs to the federal government. The mission is to lower the American standard of living and decrease our national wealth until we are essentially on par with Mexico itself.
Black people see this…and they don’t like it. I’d love to say they don’t like it because they are patriots and don’t want to see America ruined in this way…but they are more upset about the moochachos taking jobs that normally go to blacks (like Postal Workers, city and county workers, union patronage positions, etc.) and eating up all the welfare benefits that have been dwindling since Democrats started bankrupting the country in 2008.
Matt Lauer and the Today Show were thus used to run some interference and distract blacks, by giving them a rich white female “Ray Ciss” to hate on for a while. Smelling red meat, no doubt the Justice Brothers of Jackson/Sharpton/Gates will find other ways to expand this…and by next week a whole host of new “Ray Ciss” individuals will be witch-hunted into public view. That should give Rubio/Graham/McCain enough cover to do what Democrats are blackmailing them into doing (because I swear these three men are indeed being blackmailed with something unique to each one of them…as that is the only explanation for why the three of them forever do things that will directly harm our country, just so Democrats can crow about these measures being “bipartisan”; “bipolar” is more like it if they aren’t being blackmailed).
Democrats want to talk about Paula Deen being “Ray Ciss” today…but I want to talk about Oprah Winfrey being an enormous racist in all applications of the word “enormous”. Whatever the institutional Left and the State Media is up to each day, let’s endeavor to shift the debate to the opposite. Don’t let these people help the Obama Regime by allowing them to create a distraction stage right so that they can accomplish something underhanded over on stage left.
Say what? “That’s racist”?
No, it’s not “racist”. You’re “Ray Ciss”…so grow up and tell the Justice Brothers they need to find a new catchphrase and livelihood.
UPDATE: 412pm CST 6/21/13 — So, one of the worst PR teams out there seems to have advised Paula Deen to go on YouTube with a poorly filmed, amateur “apology video”. In it she’s rambling and almost incoherent. The lightning’s bad, the camera angles are terrible, and I believe they tried to make it seem “from the heart” by having it appear she set up the camera herself and just filmed it without anyone’s input. Here it is:
I don’t think she should have apologized for a damn thing.
What she should be doing is turning this back on the State Media and saying that this is just ridiculous, that she has not used that word in countless years, and that she seems to be the latest person that the Race Industry has manufactured a scandal against. Either just for the fun of it…or because Democrats wanted to take her down for some reason.
I know that when people speak honestly about things like this they get accused of believing in conspiracy theories and then the Alinskyites ridicule them…but it’s not paranoia when people are really plotting against someone. Clearly they are doing that to Paula Deen…for some reason.
I’m really curious as to what that may be. Either she’s just a convenient white woman that the institutional Left is clubbing right now because it needed to get blacks riled up about SOMETHING, ANYTHING…or Paula Deen did something that upset the Left and this is her punishment. Just watch, she will be audited by the IRS next. I also wonder if maybe the NSA recorded some phone call she had and Democrats have told her they have it and will play it if she doesn’t just make an amateur apology video and post it on YouTube.
Every time something like this happens, I just hope that finally, at last, Democrats have done this to the wrong person. One of these days, when the Race Industry attempts to brand someone “Ray Ciss” that person is going to refuse to play along and will turn the tables on the Justice Brothers and the complicit State Media. When that day comes there will be fireworks. The entire system the Left’s put in place to control pop culture and public discourse in this country depends on white people living in terror of being called “Ray Ciss”…and rushing to apologize for whatever they did that allowed the Race Industry to fire up the Death Star and aim it at them.
FOR ONCE I would like to see a victim of this hucksterism and extortion stand up for herself or himself…and say I DIDN’T DO A DAMN THING WRONG AND THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST MANUFACTURING A SCANDAL TO DISTRACT FROM SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON IN THE NEWS.
Paula Deen was clearly told she’d lose her Food Network show, her book deals, and all her other revenue streams if she did not play along here. Her idiot and untalented sons depend on her coattails to make their own livings, so she’s probably thinking of them too. I kind of get a Martha Stewart vibe in all this and almost also think taking down Paula Deen was just an exercise in icon-toppling…which the State Media enjoys doing to women.
Martha Stewart being hauled off to prison was great fun for them. Remember?
Recall also how gleefully the State Media enjoyed preventing Hillary Clinton from being the Democrats’ nominee in 2008 and the first female President. They loved that too.
I don’t think I need to remind you what the State Media did to Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Jan Brewer, and Ann Romney.
Now, they’re going after Paula Deen.
If you are a woman of any substance or celebrity who has either built up something huge from scratch or is commanding respect on a large stage the State Media seems like it could ultimately come for you, too.
UPDATE #2 740pm CST — Well, that didn’t take long Food Network announced they have summarily fired Paula Deen and will not renew her contract for more shows. Deen did what the thugs of the Left wanted…and they fired her anyway. So, what was the point of that groveling above? Lesson to anyone paying attention: never, ever apologize when the Race Industry and the Justice Brothers come after you because they intend to destroy you regardless. Just because they can, since good people let them.
In comments, someone notes that more information is coming out about the deposition in which Deen stated she had used the word “nigger” in the past. Apparently, she was a bank teller and was robbed at gunpoint and then later described the black man who did it as a “nigger” when she was recounting the event to her husband at home. This happened in the 1980s…and Deen could have easily said in the deposition that she didn’t recall ever using the word “nigger” in her whole life…but she answered honestly that she had used the word to describe the man who pointed a gun at her when she was a bank teller and had threatened her life.
I have some thoughts on this because TWICE I have been mugged by black men: once in New York on Christmas Eve in 2008 and then shortly thereafter here in Chicago. Both times they stole my wallet, my phone, and the small digital camera I had been carrying with me…and both times they’d knocked me down with a blow to the neck and then whomped on me before I could realize what was happening. This happened to me because back then I was still operating under Democrat programming to not judge books by their covers…and when I saw black men approaching on the street at night I didn’t follow my instincts and move in the opposite direction or cross the street. I do not need a third lesson in the wisdom of following instinct over politically correct cultural programming, trust me.
However, I didn’t have any desire to call these black criminals racial slurs after they mugged me. The most accurate description of them was in fact just “black male criminals”…and there sure seem to be a lot of them in every single major city that is controlled by the institutional Left. I grew up in Cleveland in the 1980s and 1990s and slurs like the one causing the uproar today were never said in my house or by anyone I had any contact with…so they’re not my “go-to” thought even if something horribly traumatic happens to me. But, I can see how they would be for Deen in a terrifying situation like being robbed at gunpoint in the 1980s…since she would have grown up in the 1960s and that word would have probably been said all the time back then, by both white and black people.
I see some in comments below are starting to make the connection that this attack on Paula Deen is happening on the Friday before the Trayvon Martin trial starts up. I think we have our answer why this was done today. It’s to start getting black people revved up and angry and for the State Media to start villainizing whites in advance of what’s going to happen next week.
You see that right? You see how there are no coincidences with the State Media and how everything like this is timed perfectly to achieve their desired effects? There is absolutely no way in this or any other world that the witch hunt against “the butter lady” isn’t connected to the bigger picture racial tensions that the institutional Left wants stoked up next week.
This attack on Deen was just the priming of the pump.
QUESTION: Will conservatives ever stand up to the institutional Left and declare the race card and these endless accusations of this or that person being “Ray Ciss” to be ridiculous and unacceptable?
Will Republicans ever learn from the past and stop doing the same things over again while expecting different results?
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