Monday, January 17, 2011

The Third Week of January, 2011

It's Monday evening and I see America is set to embark on another week of energetic mediocrity, with its usual dash of stupidity tossed in.

Top billing News to set up this week:

Of most importance and offered up as lead ins were the wasted words printed, spoken and sucked up regarding some Brit comic and his less than flattering remarks as host of some ego stroking actor award show.   He rubbed some customized Hollywood noses the wrong way and they whined about it.  This makes me sad.  I may just lose some sleep worrying about how Bruce Willis and RD Jr will deal with disrespect and not the praise they have learned to expect and demand.  Their lives are just so more important than mine.

My own governor told the NAACP to "kiss his butt" and his national worth to some right wing group somewhere just jumped.  A white man dares to say what's on his mind?  Had it been some issue of real contention, I might have more respect for his candor.  But it was all about refusing an invitation to breakfast.  Hardly anything worth the time and effort to send it around the World.

And then there is Sarah.  As I write, the talking heads and politi-media self proclaimed experts are still weighing in with what her recent blood libel remarks have done to her political aspirations.  Don't they flippin get it?  She just doesn't care if it's good press or bad press, as long as she gets to primp, pimp, amd gimp her less than a full deck persona in front of the camera, even if it's the one she turns on in her living room for Facebook.  The resulting fallout, positive and negative, is money in her bank.  She knows this.  Why don't the high paid political hacks and self important media drones know this?  And they say she's a dumb bimbo.

Moving along, I notice Obama Man rec'd high marks from both sides for his remarks following the recent shootings in Arizona.  Yes, it was a very good speech with just the right amount of guilt placed properly in both camps for the absolutely awful political environment that exists today. 

Because a deranged man bought a gun and killed people, Gun Control sabers are beginning to rattle once again.  And once again I say why bother?  That horse left the barn hundreds of years ago.  Americans love their guns.  Making them illegal will be as successful as the War on Drugs.  Fight a battle you might have a snowball's chance in Hell of winning............Like maybe saving Social Security, or the Healthcare Bill, or maybe create some legislation that actually puts Americans to work and doesn't just beef up Corporate America's bottom line.  Or what do you think, maybe actually protect some rights we have instead of trying to find new and clever ways to take more of them away?

Apple's head dude, Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence again and all his I-Pod disciples are in a panic.   The saviour is leaving?  Oh my god.  Who will deliver us our next greatest must have it before anyone else does electronic gizmo that really offers nothing new except it will be faster than the speed of light and will access 20 billion more beings on other planets..  The shit being stirred up reminds me just how hollow and sad our existence really is.  While my life has been enhanced through electronic wizardry, I could get along just fine without the HD widescreen Internet camera texting gadgets people now think they cannot live without.

Our new Speaker of the House, John Boehner decided to go to a GOP cocktail party instead of the Arizona Shooting Memorial on Wednesday.  What's more important than a dry martini, a tan, and a good cry?  Apparently nothing is.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer is planning to blindside the visitor from China when he visits and demand China play fair with money, rare metals, and other important stuff.   I'm sure stamping his feet just right will make the right impression.  China has us by the short hairs as does much of the World.  Suck it up Chuck and get used to it.

And even though the upcoming sainthood of a dead Pope is actually old news, I figured I'd toss it in just to round up the offerings this Monday.  He is being praised for his efforts to bring the Catholic Church more into line with its flock.  Modernizing it, cutting away old ways and bringing in the new.  I guess being only a couple of centiries behind the times is indeed a step forward.  I mean the Church needs to at least keep up with the Amish, who are now making electronic fake fireplaces in barns all over southern Pennsylvania and selling them in infomercials at 3:00 AM.

And that's how I see it as we move into the third week of January, 2011. 

Same Shit, Different Day.



ain't for city gals said...

My thoughts exactly...good post.

Kulkuri said...

"Our new Speaker of the House, John Boehner decided to go to a GOP cocktail party instead of the Arizona Shooting Memorial on Wednesday. What's more important than a dry martini, a tan, and a good cry? Apparently nothing is."
Except maybe a round of golf. I hear the only thing he likes better than the above is golf if someone else is picking up the tab.

The Blog Fodder said...

Quite the list. Hope next weeks news is better. Any forecasts?

Mauigirl said...

Good summing up of the week's disasters and other news. I agree, the shallowness of the news continues... And you're so right about Palin.

One thing the panic about Jobs makes me wonder is, if Jobs is the only thing that keeps Apple being a good investment, then doesn't that mean it really isn't a good investment in the first place? People freak out and sell their stock when Jobs gets sick and takes a leave...but what does that mean for the health of the company overall? I mean, the man can't live forever, or work forever anyway. Sooner or later the investors have to have confidence in the company itself, not just the man in charge.

Tom Harper said...

Excellent summation: "another week of energetic mediocrity" and "same shit, different day."

And the beat goes on...

BBC said...

It's just a bunch of monkeys fucking around. I follow it all to help me decide how to go with my life.

I bought another 550 round brick of ammo.

BBC said...

Quite the list. Hope next weeks news is better. Any forecasts?

Shits going to get worse, keep it close to home and take care of needed things there.

Beach Bum said...

It's Monday evening and I see America is set to embark on another week of energetic mediocrity, with its usual dash of stupidity tossed in.

During the recent cruise I was on I avoided all news for the entire week. My only input from the outside world was stuff I overheard from people passing by my barstool as I surped down another beer. It wasn't until Friday night and after receiveing news Homeland Security types wanted to talk to me that I went back to my cabin and turned on the television and watched some news.

The ship had two American news channels, CNN and its sister Headline News, along with BBC America. On CNN Anderson Cooper was interviewing Pee Wee Herman nad doing his best to make Pee Wee look like the smart one. On Headline News some very hot but brainless reality show bimbo was being interviewed. If the IQ's of all involved on those two networks could have been used to generate electicity I imagine a 10 Watt bulb might have glowed a little.

Only on BBC America did I find actual important information about the state of the world and the United States.

Given that we appear to be on a one-way train to willful ignorance and collapse as a nation my only hope is that the Chinese are nice to use when they take over.

Chef Cthulhu said...

So Hollywood holds another one of its "lets all dress up and celebrate how beautiful we are on national TV" publicity orgies and Ricky Gervais takes them down a few pegs? I hereby petition Congress to proclaim the day after MLK Day every year "Ricky Gervais Day". In fact, maybe he should warm up the joint session before this year's State of the Union Address. That would be fucking great.

And don't forget - Sarah Barracuda wants everyone to remember the true victims of this horrible shooting in AZ: Herself and Glenn Beck.