Thursday, August 20, 2009

Public Enemies

Not sure I heard this right, but some newz dude said that the White House said that, if liberals want a public option included in health care reform legislation, they'll have to advocate for it. If that is what wuz said, I have this response: "Oh, then I guess we shouldn't have hired your dumb asses to advocate for us. What's next? My plumber comes over and tells me to fix the fucking leak myself?"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Daily Show Trial

Recently, our gibbler from Austin ( of them...the one with facial hair) claimed that Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is written by political hacks. He also claimed that TDS doesn't go after the Obaminator like it should. Well, as our man from Inglewood would say, allow me to retort...

First off...let's compare J.S. to his competition. Have you heard what passes for political comedy on Jay, Dave, Conan or (shudder) Jimmy Fallon? Their monologue analysis of the antics in Washington is the most tragically unfunny shit in the history of either politics or comedy. Only Bill Maher outdoes Stewart when it comes to hitting-below-the-Beltway jokemaking.

As for not sticking it to the Dems and O...I dunno...I watch J.S. a lot, and it seems to me that he tweaks O. whenever he's given the opening. Of course, O. can't possible compete with Bush et al. in the "Giving Comedic Openings" dept. (and who would want to excel in such an oddly named department, anyway?).

As my own emails and blogging have demonstrated over the past few years, Brush and his bad, bad boys really brought out the hate in all right-thinking individuals (to anyone still defending the guy--who the fuck are you kidding?). Unfortunately, O. seems to be every bit the corporatist that Brush and Bubba were, and he has merely picked a different toilet (the one that rhymes with "Trashcanistan") to flush dead soldiers and dead presidents down. Luckily for him, tho', the previous asshole wore me out. I'm too exhausted anymore to regularly point out what a fucking sellout O. is coming across as. Really, when you hear about shit like those corporate jets that congress is buying--after they ragged on the Big Three CEO Fuckholes for riding their own Asshole One planes into Drama City--doesn't it just show that George Carlin wuz the most prophetic of all the comedians when it comes to politics? St. George said we were suckers to even vote...or to think that either party gives a shit about us.

So, yeah...maybe Stewart and his writers are going a bit soft if they're not totally taking a chainsaw to every fuck with power in Washington. But in their defense...they're prolly just tired. Maybe if they hibernate a bit longer, they'll come back energized and ready to shame O. with the kinda jokes which will remind him that "change" is not defined as "everything exactly the fucking same except in complete sentences and not completely going off the rails."

BTW, Rickster...political hackery can still be comedy, which is why I tune into Michael Savage, Sean Handjob, and Glenn Beck on the rightwing radio now and again. You just gotta embrace your inner crazy to enjoy a whacky partisan! And gotta give the rightwingers props for taking hackery to a level that makes Jon Stewart look like Dead Walter Cronkite (who is even more to be trusted in death, from what I hear).

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

On another blog, I saw a post about the future results of "cash for clunkers." This seems to make a lot of sense. It goes something like (1st) used car market falls because everyone buys a new one instead (except that the very poor can not find a car because all of them have been clunked) (2nd) new car market also falls because (a) people can not make payments (b) banks still have morons in control of the loans and because (c) no one has any money left to continue buying cars. So continue to hold cash until you can get new cars for the repo price.