Saturday, September 6, 2008
So, the lunacy continues!
Democrats are allegedly irate over a comment by Georgia representative - Lynn Westmoreland - that infers that Barack and his Missus are a tad bit "snobbish".
In fact, the political machine that oils Barack's squawk box, is demanding an apology.
The controversy arose when the politician from Grantville opined on record - somewhat disdainfully - that the Obama's "are elitist" and "uppity".
On the heels of the so-called put-down - the democrats quickly jumped on what they perceived as a derogatory slur - aimed at the precious "one".
Meanwhile, the media embarked on prudent action first, to clarify the facts.
When Westmoreland was approached by the media to determine if he possibly misspoke - he confirmed point blank - that the reporter got it right.
"Yeah, uppity," he snipped.
In response - a handful of overly-sensitive folks - proceeded to accuse the fifty-eight-year-old white man of using a derogatory term.
You see - according to the democrats - uppity is a commonly used term for blacks "seeking equal treatment".
Could have fooled me.
I have used the word on many occasions (without any reference to any particular individual) - and like Westmoreland - was under the impression that it means just what the dictionary says it does:
"Someone who is haughty, snobbish or has inflated self-esteem."
I guess as Americans plunge into the final stretch of the political race - no stone will be left unturned when it comes to the all-important task of shedding a glaring spotlight on any subtle nuance or slight of a word - that has the potential to hint at a user's hidden agendas regarding sexism, ageism, racism, and so forth and so on.
Rodney King once said,
"Can't we get along."
The answer is quite evident in my humble opinion.
No, we can't!
I laughed out loud when I came across an article in the morning paper - speculating about casting possibilities in the event Tinsel town opts to turn out a quickie screen bio on the dicey politico of the moment - Sarah Palin.
Writer Rachel Abramowitz offered up Demi Moore as a prime candidate for the meaty role.
Her reasoning was hilarious!
"Moore could really capture what veteran comedy writer Larry Gelbart pointed out was Palin's mixture of sensuality and dominatrix."
And, she quipped, young hubbie Ashton Kutcher could inhabit the part of 1st stud.
Yes, I expect he'd be dashing about the scenery in madcap fashion yelping the obvious.
"Where's my condom, Dude?"
Deadpan, Moore - with lustrous locks in a spinster bun and half-exposed boobs spilling over a conservative neckline - would undoubtedly respond in kind.
"We never wore rubbers in Alaska, why should we now in Washington?"
The producers might want to lift a scene from Moore's compelling feature-length drama - "GI Jane" - to get at least one point across about the glass ceiling.
If you recall - in that potboiler - Moore's character enlists in an elitist army unit (where no self-respecting undaunted female has ever ventured before) bent on earning prestigious commando credentials right along-side-of her gung-ho macho counterparts.
The army brass instruct her commanding officer - and likewise the rest of the tough-as-nails outfit - they are to thwart the spunky service-woman's bold-faced efforts to achieve those goals, at whatever cost.
In one action-packed scene, Moore's character incurs the wrath of her senior officer, and so - the stubborn two soldiers - engage in an all-out knock 'em down drag-out fight against the backdrop of a horrendous storm that has blown into camp.
Just as it appears that her superior has packed a wallop sure to keep her face wallowing in the mud for days, Moore's femme fatale manages to muster up enough strength to pull herself up by the bootstraps - at which point - she lets out an un-godly primal scream.
She hollers - "suck my c**k" - as the officer stares back at her in disbelief - stunned by her ballsy bravado.
Will Palin have to engage in these kinds of theatrics to rustle up some respect on Capitol Hill where cries of "sexism" are currently being bandied about?
Her current mantra - "Go F**k yourself" - appears to be charming the khaki pants off the republicans, just fine!
Can the voters be far behind?
An endorsement for a Wonder Bra far behind?
Friday, September 5, 2008
There's nothing worse than an actor playing off his high-profile in the media - attained by virtue of an illustrious film or TV acting career - to tout a particular candidate in the political arena.
Yes, the American filmgoer may pine for an actor's face on the silver screen - but when it comes to the Nation's business - they'd prefer the hack not ham it up on the political stage.
In spite of this, Jon Voight gave leave to his senses this past week and jumped into the political fray in support of the controversial big-time loser - Sarah Palin.
In a recent sound bite to the media, Jon's diarrhea of the mouth was quite an embarrassing gaffe to witness.
"I was so deeply moved to see her."
Angelina Jolie's dad gushed like he just encountered the second coming of Christ.
Jon, that role has been cast.
Save that response for the "One" - Barack Obama - please!
But, not to get off track!
Jon Voight has been long respected for his acting chops.
And, I might add, for his ability to maneuver himself through the pitfalls and landmines that most pin-head actors generally stumble through.
But, his recent decision to support Palin, is a ludicrous notion at best.
The nation hardly knows the woman - who was sprung on the country in a breathless political merry-go-round in recent days - a virtual unknown.
In spite of the obvious, Voight is spouting off such wild tripe.
"She's the new star we're looking for," he excitedly chirped to just about anyone within earshot.
Oh, going to sign her to a Hollywood contract, are 'ya - Jon?
At times, he sounded like a damn groupie.
"Absolutely amazing and wonderful."
Well, what do you expect from an actor, who requires a well-crafted script in order to elucidate a coherent phrase or two?
By the way, did the midnight cowboy surmise all that at the drop of a handshake?
Jon, you're full of crap!
Then, the shameless egomaniac proceeded to take a swipe at his fellow actors for voting the "other way".
"In terms of politics they've (actors) been influenced by the political forces of the 60's, by Marxists. I understand how they are being programmed. They have to be awakened."
Gosh, he sounds like a Jonestown zombie, doesn't he?
Heh, Jon, YOU get with the program.
You're popular, and in the limelight, because fans are impressed with your acting!
But - no one wants to hear what a two-bit actor has to say about Sarah Palin - especially when all the intellectuals and pundits and experts in the political arena have already expounded on the subject - and more succinctly so.
Time to burn the Voight DVD's.
The man is a menace to the entertainment community.
Jon Voight to produce "Motorcycle Moms" starring Palin...
Those whiners at the Republican National Convention - who have been circling their protective rag-tag wagons around Sarah Palin in recent days - are at it again!
Last month, they boo-hooed that Obama was being treated like a celebrity and garnering all the press coverage, while they twiddled their di**s in the shadows waiting for the press corps to toss a bone or two their way.
Now, on the heels of the media coverage on Sarah Palin's daughter, they're inclined to jerk around the newsies and call foul.
For starters, if the out-of-wedlock pregnancy of Sarah Palin's daughter is nothing to be ashamed about, then why are they so embarrassed by all the up-to-the-minute sizzlin' media coverage?
Most pregnant young mothers around the country would be thrilled - and count themselves lucky - to be landing so much attention for their cuddly little up-front bumps!
The truth of the matter is - the tawdry tale of the unwed mother now in the national spotlight - underscores one hard cruel fact.
Palin failed as both a parent and as a government administrator.
Let's get real!
Palin voted against sex education in schools - then her own daughter ended up pregnant out-of-wedlock - while still a "baby" herself.
That is news!
The American public needs to know what a screw-up Palin truly is.
Members of the press are simply doing their job.
Someone has to take Palin to task, after all.
John McCain sure as he** won't.
As Richard Armour once said,
"Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong."
Thursday, September 4, 2008
When the news about Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter broke last week amid a hornet's nest of controversy, Barack Obama responded like a gentleman.
"Families are off-limits," he noted matter-of-fact to a gaggle of reporters anxious for a scoop.
The Democrat's presidential hopeful acted in good taste and refused to "go there".
In spite of the kindness, Palin took the stage in the two-faced - um - twin cities - and proceeded to take nasty pokes at the well-mannered Senator from Illinois.
She derided the publication of his two books, scorned the staging of his big speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last week - and likewise - tore into him on the pervading question of hands-on "experience" in the political arena.
Yes, that was the thanks tossed his way for displaying a modicum of decorum, in a crucial moment of support.
Let's face it, the lady (and I use the term loosely) is a c**t!
Although Barack's advisers have instructed that he handle his female opponent with kid gloves - for a myriad of reasons - I highly recommend the opposite.
In view of her bit**y behaviour at the National Convention - I wholly recommend Barack slip on a spritely-colored pair of boxing gloves - and deliver up a fatal knock-out punch pronto!
But - the upstart from icy Alaska - did not restrict her attacks to the Democrats.
She levelled her shotgun and took potshots at the media, too.
"Here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators," she chortled to the packed house of freeloaders in the convention hall.
"I'm not going to Washington to serve their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this great country."
For starters, would that be the one that she tried to secede from?
In the intense glare of the spotlight, Palin established just how stupid she really is.
Although she may not be trying to curry good favor with the media, she should have been mindful of one important fact.
The republicans (especially Palin) are going to have to rely on those reporters and newsies - she looks askance at - to get the party message "out".
Yup - the waddling Walrus from the great white north - just stepped in another pile of Caribou dung.
And, I expect there are a handful of mischievous media rats, ready to rub her nose in it, too.
According to my sources, bright and early this morning, a hard-core battalion of journalists around the country have already taken their knives out.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, I laughed-out-loud this morning, when I noticed that a handful of the dailies were reporting that Palin was well-received under the big top.
She was thick in the republican camp.
Don't you think the wranglers and the handlers and the party lackeys - revved up the crowds prior to show-time -in a dazzling bold-faced effort to make a good show of it for Joe Public tuning in on the boob tube?
What a hollow effort!
Savvy voters are already keen to the fact that Palin's just a nasty pit bull tarted up with a smidgen of lipstick, a reformer when it comes to changing her mind on issues that don't fit well with her self-serving interests down-the-road, and a consummate pro when it comes to horse-whipping, spinning lies, conjuring up tall tales about her glory days up north, engaging in clandestine cover-ups, and so forth and so on.
In sum, she's just another corrupt politician in a party dress!
The party is over...
On the heels of scandalous news reports that Sarah Palin sought to have an Alaskan State Trooper fired - and that there is a pending investigation to determine the extent of wrongdoing on the Governor's part - republican hatchet-men have sprung into the fray in a deceitful effort to protect their Vice Presidential hopeful.
Palin's pit bulls have not only begun to fight the allegations tooth and nail - but have demonstrated in the past twenty-four hours - their willingness to pursue whatever dishonest tactic is necessary to thwart full disclosure prior to election night.
Yesterday, for instance, a Palin aide refused to give a deposition to a legislative investigator reviewing the circumstances around the Trooper "incident".
Is this the kind of dubious conduct an innocent witness (with nothing to hide) would normally engage in when facing a straightforward government probe out to seek the truth?
In my estimation, no.
Then, a Palin attorney not only proceeded to question the jurisdiction of the proceedings, but fired off a missive asking that the State suspend the Palin investigation until the jurisdictional issue could be resolved.
If the powers-that-be grant the the suspension - any findings regarding an abuse of power by Palin - would not be released until after the election.
The republicans are not only acting dishonestly - but, in the process - trying to pull a fast one on American voters.
If Palin has nothing to hide - and is not guilty of any wrongdoing - why doesn't she hasten the investigation so that any doubts the public may have about the issues in question may be quickly laid to rest?
The fact that - Palin, her handlers, and key players in the republican party - are seeking to stall and delay the proceedings - signals the obvious:
Palin hasn't come clean about her conduct in respect to the State Trooper.
And, she doesn't want the revelations to come to light until she's (hopefully) safely entrenched in her post at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Does she think she's fooling anyone?
As Maureen Murphy once said,
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
When a reporter asked a McCain spokesperson if Sarah Palin would be tossed aside as a candidate for the Vice Presidency in view of all the negative press in recent days, he was taken aback.
"Over a seventeen-year-old's pregnancy?" he asked incredulously.
The McCain handler has either not been paying attention to the news - or, in the alternative - republicans are just a stupid lot.
It's not a question of a teen being impregnated out-of-wedlock!
In recent days, vigorous efforts on the part of journalists around the country, have turned up a handful of startling - and unsettling - Sarah Palin scandals.
For instance, she allegedly tried to have a librarian fired for not banning books she was inclined to strike from the catalogues.
One must have been a tome on "Pork Funding"; after all, it probably struck too close to home.
Another, must have been a manual whipped up by professionals on the subject of sex education.
Yes, Palin prefers the great white north to be populated with unwed teenagers with babies in tow.
At least it will keep 'em out of trouble at home in their igloos on dark wintry nights.
Then, there are the reports that Palin was actually involved with an ultra-aggressive anti-American organization that sought Alaska's secession from the United States.
This past week McCain's handlers were noting that Palin was a prime choice for the VP ticket.
Because Alaska was a scant three miles from Russia - and hence - the 44-year old mother of five was keen on security issues.
If that's the case - did she ever ponder what the threat would have been - had Alaska broken off from the United States and been set adrift?
When you view her record - what there is of it - it's also evident that Palin has flip-flopped all over an environment that she now seeks to plunder with intrusive oil drilling in sensitive wild-life habitats.
Yeah, the cuddly Polar Bear is in her targets, next!
Her extremist views on abortion, prejudices against gays, and screwy ideas about teaching creationism in schools add to the lunacy.
Notwithstanding, it should be noted that contrary to what McCain alleges, insiders have confessed that Palin was a last-minute un-thought-out choice.
I half-expect the other hopefuls passed over are laughing behind his back.
"Serves you right, soldier boy."
Yeah, the election battle has been lost.
The Dems are a shoe-in now.
Oil rigs threaten fragile environment...
On a Hollywood gossip show this morning, Jesse Hasselbeck - one of those professional gabbers from the "View" - accused bloggers of being nit-picky and hysterical in respect to the controversial issues surfacing over Sarah Palin's odd-ball entrance into the big-time political arena in Washington, D.C.
The issues are hardly petty by any stretch of the imagination!
Her attacks on intelligent ethically-minded individuals - who are concerned about the future of this country - are easily to fathom, though.
After all, Hasselbeck is a republican - rooting on the sidelines for a woman to smash the "glass ceiling" - and go the distance in the current political race for the White House.
Who does she think she's fooling?
In sum, the B-list TV personality has single handedly revived the old image of the dumb blond.
It's curious, though, because she has dark roots.
Just another Hollywood phoney, I guess!
In a post yesterday, I speculated about McCain's incompetence in respect to the vetting process.
In response, a blog reader jokingly provided a link, where web surfers could take a gander at the efforts McCain undertook. (www.julian1st.wordpress.com)
When an image of McCain - checking out Palin's "rack" - sprang to life in front of me on the screen, I laughed out loud.
Afterwards, some enterprising - and very creative individuals - took real-time footage of a similar incident and proceeded to turn out a hilarious video ("Backside Glances") which caused a big stir on the Internet overnight after it was released.
On the heels of the side-splitting joke, McCain's supporters attempted damage control by speculating on the morning news that because of the angle of the "camera shot" - McCain's glances at notes on the podium - appeared to give the impression he was checking out her bu**.
I expect that had he actually been giving an approving eye to her a** - by virtue of their own arguments - it would have then appeared that McCain was actually glancing down at his own crotch.
And, why - pray tell - would he be taking stock there?
To determine if a bulge in his pants was noticeable to the audience, perhaps?
There's one positive thing you can say about the selection of Palin for running-mate.
Her lunatic candidacy is going to provide a lot of entertaining fodder over the next few weeks!
If Palin survives the gauntlet, that is!
For those of you with blogs that are fed through Technorati by "ping", I guess you're as frustrated as I am about the update malfunction at their site which is rendering posts "old news" items before they've had a chance to be read!
For instance, over the past few days when Technorati failed to ping the blogspot site automatically (www.ijulian.blogspot.com), I tried to facilitate the function manually.
But, to no avail.
For days, posts failed to pop up on the site.
When they did appear in the queue, the posts were not timely and amounted to "old news".
I'm recommending that Technorati readers go directly to the source for the posts, until the malfunction is sorted out.
I, for one, would prefer my posts to be read while they are timely and newsworthy - not stale and outdated!
Good luck sorting things out your way!
Michael Phelps fans - anxious to snatch up every delicious detail about his public, professional, and private life - may be pleased to know that he'll be in Chicago today (September 3rd, 2008) to share his Beijing Olympic experiences via a live-streaming-video interview and web chat. (link below)
In addition to discussing the historic Beijing Olympic "wins", the Olympic Gold Medalist is expected to expound on the prospect of a bid to bring the Olympic Games to Chicago in 2016.
"I'm excited to be able to share my experiences in Beijing with the public on the Chicago 2016 Channel," said Phelps, on route to the event
"I invite everyone to join me online to chat about the incredible experience of the Beijing Games and what it would mean to have Chicago host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games."
Meanwhile, Chicago Chairman Patrick G. Ryan enthusiastically noted to a gaggle of reporters on hand,
"We appreciate Michael sharing his Olympic experiences with us and welcome his insights and leadership into how the Games can return to the United States in 2016."
Ryan gushed there wasn't anyone more suitable to help inspire Americans about the Olympic experience and ideals than history-making Olympic champion Phelps.
Phelps not blinded by the bling...
Last night, George Bush was caught in a big lie, if you believe in the science of face reading.
Currently, law enforcement - for one - facilitates the practice to determine if a suspect is telling the truth during interrogations.
And, they swear by it.
An analysis of the facial expressions of a person when they're talking - muscle twitches, eye movement, and obvious tension in areas surrounding the mouth, for instance - is capable of determining if the individual is holding back, fudging on the facts, or telling a bold-faced lie.
According to an expert in the field - who analyzed the Prez's facial expressions during his speech at the Republican Convention on Wednesday evening - Bush was not entirely forthcoming about his feelings for John McCain.
For instance, when Mr. Bush noted for the record that he thought McCain was ready to lead, a pained smile and a parsing of the lips signalled to the interpreter that Bush was not convinced of that fact, at all.
Ah, gotcha, George!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The sh** hit the fan over the weekend when it was announced that - in addition to other unsettling background information surfacing on Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin - that her daughter is five months into a pregnancy out-of-wedlock.
For many, that was the straw on the camel's back.
Now, in the fresh light of a new day, McCain's selection process is being seriously questioned.
According to one incensed insider - McCain simply "googled" Palin to render a quick sketch of his pick - and weed out potential problem scenarios.
Was that slap-dash research on Palin sufficient?
In a bold-faced effort to thwart accusations that the "alleged" flimsy background check signals a screw-up - and outright incompetence on the part of McCain - a spokesperson has assured the media that the probe on Palin was quite thorough.
"At least two dozen aides reviewed speeches, public records, legal documents, credit history, financial records, and formal complaints against her," handler Maria Comella asserted matter-of-fact.
But, someone was keen to the fact that Palin's background record was spotty, at best.
And, that online sources storing biographical data, needed sprucing up.
So, appropriate action - ethically in question now - was taken.
For example, apparently an unknown party accessed Wikipedia on the eve of the announcement that Palin would be McCain's pick, and proceeded to beef up her resume to give it some "weight".
Curiously, a couple of days ago, I noted in a post that a news anchor laughingly pointed out on the air that she perused the Wikipedia site on Friday (August 29th) to get a take on Sarah Palin since there was so little information available in the mainstream press and/or public records about McCain's running-mate.
In retrospect, it appears that parties unknown utilized the Wikipedia site, to manipulate assessments.
In fact, over the weekend, the New York Times reported that once editors at the Wikipedia site were alerted to the highly suspect nature of the biographical entries - they proceeded to balance out the material - since it was obvious that there appeared to be a scurrilous effort to bolster Palin's credentials and in a more favorable light.
At this juncture, it appears that Sarah Palin must go.
I'm predicting that McCain will opt for another candidate in the near future.
By the way, if we all had more foresight - than hindsight - we'd all be better off by a damn sight!
Alaskan Nights coming to NBC this fall...
Monday, September 1, 2008
Because of the strengthening force of Hurricane Gustav, Republicans were forced to take precaution, and scale back their schedule for the convention underway in the twin cities.
An appearance by George Bush was cancelled, for starters.
As a result, it looks like Sarah Palin's "moment in the sun" is going to be a big "wash out".
That's quite ironic, when you consider the VP hopeful's views on the subject of global warming.
Palin alleges that the disturbing trend in climate change is not "man-made".
However, in recent days, scientists have noted that the fingerprint of global warming on the strongest storms - including Gustav - is becoming clearer with more research each new day.
Looks like Hurricane Gustav just jumped up and bit Palin on her ignorant a**!
Karma, baby, Karma!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
A couple of days ago I penned a post noting that Sarah Palin may lose her bid for VP because of her ignorance about global warming.
As usual, a couple of readers who responded "anonymously", demonstrated their inability to read and comprehend English.
I was not suggesting that her stance on the topic of "global warming" in-of-itself would turn voters away - but rather - her "ignorance" about the scientific facts which clearly establish the woman is "stupid".
Do American voters really want someone dumber than Dan Quayle holing up on Pennsylvania Avenue in these troubling times?
Notwithstanding, her views on the subject do - however - rustle up one more strike against her among a few she has racked up.
For example, her position on abortion is skewered.
While many are inclined to support a candidate who is opposed to abortion - the fact that the Ice Queen won't budge in the event of a rape or birth arising from incest - underscores what an extremist she is.
A hard-core nut case, in fact.
Meanwhile, I expect that she'll continue to spread her legs and plop out babies 'til doomsday.
No, Palin is not educated about birth control, either!
Speaking of education - the mother of five - is entertaining the lofty idea of teaching "creationism" in schools.
Is the subject matter to be foisted on the students in a Bible-style study group?
Or - will there be a scientific approach to the material - along the lines of those courses that broach the topic of Darwinism in learning institutions already?
By the way, Sarah, will these fire-side chats be from an exclusive Christian point of view?
Or, will the curriculum you've mapped out include perspectives on other religions such as Judaism and Buddhism?
I expect there will be a chapter on Mormonism, too. How about Scientology?
In the event Palin is keen on discussing the issues in detail - well - I'm sure voters will be all ears.
Since the Vice Presidential hopeful is from a backwater neck-of-the-woods, her reluctance to recognize "gay partnerships" doesn't surprise many, either.
I expect Palin's image of a gay man is the stereotypical one, after all.
Correct me if I'm wrong - but I expect in your mind's eye, Sarah - the local town fag is a hairdresser with a limp wrist who toils away eight hours a day to make split ends meet.
You're perceived as a red-neck, gun-toting, environment-trasher - who prays on Sunday - and stabs friends, business associates, and neighbours in the back the rest of the week.
Why do I say that?
After Palin was announced as McCain's running mate, reporters from various news organization scrambled to get the "goods" on her.
According to a couple of journalists, Ms. Palin is known to be quite a mean and vindictive person.
After she clawed her way to the top - those who crossed her along the treacherous climb - suffered dire consequences afterwards.
Palin sounds like a real cu**, doesn't she?
In the event she lands in the White House, McCain's handlers will have to keep foreign leaders out of her stormy way, especially around that "time" of the month.
With her mean streak, in a testy moment, she's bound to push the panic button and blow us all to kingdom-come.
But, she doesn't just vent her anger on humans.
Palin actually sued the Federal Government in a sick self-serving effort to wrangle polar bears off of the endangered species list.
Yup, she's a real Christian, alright.
A hypocrite all the way!
Her ties to the "oil industry" (her hubbie works for BP Oil) may also pose a serious conflict of interest down the rocky political road ahead.
Frankly, in my opinion, McCain needs his head examined.
His choice of Palin for a side-kick was quite a reach.
Even for a man who is inclined to remain in Iraq for the next hundred years!