I need to vent! America is in the final hours of an election showdown between Democrats and Republicans. Some commentary:
I live in a state with one of the closest Senate races and the TV ads have become unbearable. In Virginia, it's sadly the case of voting between the lesser of two evils, though I have no clue why anyone would ever cast a vote for smug, condescending George Allen, a man who loved to the spew the nigger word well into his twenties. People come from small-minded backgrounds, yes, but he was educated enough by that point to know better. Watch Allen in action oy
John Kerry jumped the shark last week. Muzzle him! What he meant to say was that George Bush's lack of intelligence got us into this mess, not that the troops are stupid. He didn't articulate it well. The President then seized on this when anybody with a brain knows that Kerry was not saying. Watch Jon Stewart's funny piece on this and read what Thomas Friedman of the NY Times said about thinks:
Every time you hear Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney lash out against Mr. Kerry, I hope you will say to yourself, ''They must think I'm stupid.'' Because they surely do. They think that they can get you to overlook all of the Bush team's real and deadly insults to the U.S. military over the past six years by hyping and exaggerating Mr. Kerry's mangled gibe at the president.
- The New York Times, November 3, 2006, Thomas Friedman
Watch Friedman discussing terror / Iraq. [recommened!] Smart man!
Rush Limbaugh apparently feels he isn't going to hell fast enough, so he's fast-tracking it. He accused Michael J. Fox (who is like some Americana favorite son here) of not taking his meds for a commerical regarding stem cell research. Regardless, would that not be the point, to show the true effects of Parkinson's? And this criticism from a well-known drug abuser? Watch the video above for an amazing report. My God!
It would be quite easy to ignore Limbaugh, to dismiss what he and other right wing imperialists say as inane drivel, but a large number of bored, ignorant Americans accept what the man says as fact because 1) they cannot form their own coherent opinions and 2) he gives voice to their most nihilistic, selfish thoughts. He validates their own bigotry and white male oppression in a way they cannot... quite... spit.. out.
Buhbye bigot! Among the incumbants going down down down, thank God, is the great American bigot Rick Santorum. Watch this insane campaign ad. You know he's in trouble when he does a commerical touting his relationship with Hilary Clinton!
Finally a massive kick in the butt of Brandon LaFleur for this recent quote about Green Day...
"You have Green Day and 'American Idiot'. Where do they film their DVD? In England. A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me....You have the right to say what you want to say and what you want to write about, and I'm sure they meant it in the same way that Bruce Springsteen meant 'Born In The USA' and it was taken wrongly, but I was really offended when I saw them do that."
Should they just shut up and sing, Brandon? Recently the insecure La Fleur has become a Kanye-esque bigmouth. Bling has turned this guy into a bully. Maybe he should learn something from his idol du jour, the always graceful Springsteen. La Fluer is one of those boys who thinks he's smarter - or more everything - than he actually is. Of course, he too is entitled to say / think what he wants. O blessed irony!
This is not the last you will hear from me on politics this week, but for now back to pop!