Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why Lindsey Lohan is destroying America

O.k. Maybe I overstated the case a little. She is not solely responsible for the downfall of our culture, but she sure as hell is not helping. Every where you look, there is some new half-ass reality show starring someone famous for doing nothing. But we watch. Along the way, they perpetrate all manner of morally egregious and scandalous behavior.

Let us start our examination of these cultural icons with the Kardashians. What has any of them ever done, prior to their "success" to warrant this kind of celebrity treatment? O.K. The dad was O.J Simpsons buddy, and the Mom married a guy who was on the cover of a Wheaties box back in the 80's. So? Then we come to guilt by slutty association. Kim had a sex tape leak out. That's what happens when you have a really sketchy boyfriend, as a good many overly-trusting American girls find out every year. Besides the above, and being a one time friend of Paris Hilton, I am still struggling to find out what really makes them famous.

Next take the case of the series on E called running Wild. It centers around 3 sisters: Tess Taylor, Gabrielle and Alexis Neiers who want to be famous. Their mother was a one time Playboy model, who's claim to fame was screwing one or more of the members of Pink Floyd. So these girls run around Hollywood under the direction of a chief enabler a.k.a. Mom partying, name dropping, and basically trying to make themselves famous without doing any work, or having any actual talent. Pretty standard stuff for our generation of white trasherazzi. These girls are so un-famous, they probably have to pay people to act interested.

Now take a trip with me down the the Jersey Shore. I know I talk a lot of trash, but I could not stop watching season one of this train wreck. Guido powers unite. I could go on all day about these fake tan sporting homegrown princesses and wanna be's. And normally I am not down with violence against women, but I think I cheered right along with the rest of America when Snookie got blasted in the grill. So now they do publicity tours and season two is either here or will be here shortly. Snookie actually came to our town. My question is who would want to see her and why? That anyone even knows these peoples names would amaze me. That anyone would care amazes me even more.

I guess my point in all of this is: with the unlimited power and potential of Television and now the internet, this is what we do with it? We should be the most enlightened society in the history of civilization. And yet we sit addicted to this trash, night after night. Paying attention to people who have not earned it. Eventually, our kids and the upcoming generation will treat this behavior as normal. We already see it with Youtube. People see it, think that if they do it they will be famous, and bam. Next thing you know they go out looking for a fight, while your friend holds the camera. Or your daughter thinks its o.K. to make a sex tape with her boyfriend. Hell, Ki and Paris did it and they are famous right? Someone will see it and I will be a star. I guess everyone should just stop and think. It's not enough to just be famous, you have to consider what you will be famous for.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is wrong with us?

Has society finally grown too sick to survive? It sounds harsh I know. But lately I look at what we have become and it kind of sickens me. Our entire nation has become one giant, simpering, whining, materialistic, greedy, self-involved bunch of wimps. Come on people, we are America. Wake the hell up. Stop beating yourself about the head and neck with white-liberal guilt, and a victim mentality.

I was in the bookstore the other day, and overheard the worst kind of populist tripe I have ever heard. There is nothing worse than an ignorant fool, who gets a hold of one fact and shouts it from the rooftops for all to hear. Again, and again, and again. This idiot was waxing poetic about about how America needed to fall, because we have gotten, shall we say, a little too big for our britches. Our economy is too big he said. Its not right that we are soooo far ahead of the rest of the world. I have one thing to say to you, you jackass. Face the sunset tonight. Then turn right real sudden like. Now walk. After a few miles, you come to a lake. A short swim and you are in Canada. STAY THERE.

Now on to Ed Schultz. Recently, we had a terrible thing happen in a coal mine. It's a risky job, we all know. But it is still a shame when anyone dies like that. Well, Ed the head decides to stand on top of the bodies of those who dies and crow about how we need Card check legislation. How dare we not say we need it now, he scolded. Really? C'mon fat Eddie....really. What does taking away a workers right to secret ballots have to do with Mine safety? Nothing. It was just one more chance for Ed to get a dig in for his Union buddies who want to fix the game in their favor. Have we really gotten to the point where we will twist any fact or tragedy to suit out political masters? Ed sits there with his pal Rachel Maddow and once in a while you hear the fairness doctrine come up. They both favor it. Go figure. Fairness doctrine to liberals means only one thing......their way, their voice, no dissent. You see the left calls it dissent when they speak out and criticize a republican. When you speak against them you oppose fairness, social justice, the people, workers rights(which mean only one thing to them), and puppies. And the republicans are to blame too. You see it's all in the way you frame the debate. If you insult me, and call it dissent, it's no longer an insult.

On to the Mosque at ground zero. I know, I know its not really at ground zero, but it is close by. SAME THING. I know, lets go to the holiest place in all of the Middle east and build churches. Oh, wait. We can't. But we have to fall all over ourselves to tolerate them? I can't put a nativity scene in my yard, but I can listen to some robed jihadist hollering a call to prayer across my neighborhood? SHOW A LITTLE BACK BONE PEOPLE. Hey, a mosque is O.K. Just move it about 60 blocks further out, and we can all feel better. Someone please loan Mayor Bloomberg some balls. Borrow them from Rachel Maddow if you need too.

We have become soft and weak. Just look at what is going on in the border schools. You can have Latino pride day, wave flags,have cook-outs. Speak in your own language. But my co-workers son wears a shirt with an American flag on it to school, and they actually sent him home for it. No bullshit. Fairs fair. I say, we all go out and start a European pride day. If your french celebrate Bastille day. Fly the flag. German people, you have Oktoberfest. Wear your crazy shorts and drink with pride. And lets all do it in south Texas, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Hell, how about 50,000 of us go down to Mexico and throw the biggest party they have ever seen to celebrate kickin the shit out of the Mexican army and taking Texas from them. They would go ape shit. Once we run out of beer, we can all apply for welfare. And generally just hang around sucking up public resources and demanding that they print all government documents in English. I used to be a landscaper, I can even mow a lawn. Because obviously all of the people who do that down there, are up here.

Roots. That is what we lost touch with. Our roots. Our parents, grandparents, or other ancestors who came here with nothing would be ashamed of us. We were not really a nation of immigrants. We were a nation of useful idiots who were able to work together. And we never would have stood for any of this crap 100 years ago. So why do we now?