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Friday, September 16, 2005
THE MSM NEVER HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH SLICK
"THE message from Clinton's core constituency was that he could do whatever he wanted to individual women as long as he continued to toe the liberal line on a handful of policy issues they deemed politically important, such as abortion. The victims of Clinton's unwanted advances and smear campaigns were treated like road-kill by so-called women's rights organizations"
— Bob Barr in "The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton."
I came across this book online the other day and tumbled down memory lane. I had never heard of Clinton until I began reading Joe Klein's weekly suck-ups in New York Magazine in early '92. The February 10th issue was Klein's masterpiece entitled THE BIMBO PRIMARY, which appeared amidst the Gennifer Flowers bombshell. That column served as an epiphany for me; I learned from reading that piece that the MSM really was biased, that they had an agenda. It was obvious that the media believed Flowers just as they believed Paula Jones. In fact, when Paula gave her first press conference, it was reported that the puerile press boys were snickering. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Gotta love good ol' Slick! Clinton relished his nickname.
Her Royal C was desperate to get her Bubba into the White House -- paving her own path -- so she did her Tammy Wynette best and suggested that there should be a "zone of privacy" afforded them. Joe Klein, whose lips were superglued to Slick's flabby white butt at that time, picked up on that term and expounded upon it in his insulting column. How ironic that a disillusioned Klein wrote Primary Colors four years later, under the pseudonym Anonymous, and then lied about his identity.
The media did whatever they deemed necessary to cleanse their beloved Bubba's image:
* Gennifer Flowers was a "failed cabaret singer."
* Paula Jones was what you got when you dragged a $100-bill through a trailer park.
* Susan McDougal was just a poor perp-walkin' victim who was pursued by that meanie Starr.
* The Wall Street Journal hounded poor Vince Foster to commit suicide.
* Hillary made her miracle fortune by reading the Wall Street Journal.
* Billy Dale embezzled money from the White House Travel Office (which a jury dismissed in record time).
* Those Rose Law Firm billing records "just appeared" one day in the White House.
* The worst sin in the '90s was committed by Linda Tripp.
Those are just some of the lesser issues, too --
* what campaign finance abuses?
* dunno about any nuclear secrets sold to China
* nope, never heard of Craig Livingstone
-- but you get the idea.
I find it helpful to periodically review the past for some perspective, especially where the MSM is concerned. So, if the MSM is driving you crazy, remember where they're coming from.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
SHUT UP & TALK
Although I've never listened to Keillor's Prairie Home Companion on NPR, I have heard excerpts, and they sound as charming and humorous as everyone claims.
That being said, I find Keillor himself to be obnoxious, bordering on vile,, specifically his politics:
The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we’re deaf, dumb and dangerous.
Keillor is one of those celebrities I wish would (to paraphrase Laura Ingrahm) SHUT UP & TALK, as in his Lake Wobegon tales which I understand are free of his personal politics, including his flaming hatred of Bush.
All of which brings me to blogger and t-shirt designer, Rex Sorgatz, who has run afoul of the "humorless crank." I find his t-shirt to be tasteless ... I hate the term ho ... but after reading his plight, I'm rootin' for Rex. PLUS, I'm hoping that this story runs throughout the blogosphere.
A Prairie Homeboy Companion
Let's quickly review the situation: Garrison Keillor -- a liberal comedian! -- is threatening to sue MNspeak -- some blog! -- that uses a t-shirt to poke fun of his mega-gigantic media empire. Man, this guy is getting old. … To claim copyright infringement would involve arguing (as the cease and desist letter below implies) that some lost soul could find their way to MNspeak.com, click through to the t-shirt, and ignore the message in bold that clearly says "WARNING: This shirt is not associated in any way with Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, MPR, The Fitzgerald, or, well, anything -- it is PARODY."
In other words, Garrison Keillor would have to prove in court that Minnesotans are stupid.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I think I love Branson :-)
GRAPES OF MASS
SIR Richard Branson hates snobs. That's why he started his own wine company, Virgin Wines. "I'm just sick and tired of all the snobbery in this industry. Too many people who make wine have this terrible attitude, like they're better than the rest of us. Virgin Vines is my answer to them. There needs to be someone who can offer a good wine product that can be accessible to the masses," the tycoon told journo Jesse Nash. He's keeping snobs away by using twist tops. "The big reason we're using screw tops instead of cork is that one out of every five bottles that uses cork goes bad. So much product is wasted."
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Thanks to a certain wonderful Texan someone, I now have Photoshop 7, and this was my first project. I was practicing how to cut a piece of a picture out in order to paste it into another picture. Y'know, the classic "photoshopped picture." I was using the magnetic lasso trying to cut out the eye ("it" has eyes?). As you can see, I didn't succeed. In fact, it was damned frustrating! Since then, I have been able to cut a head off and paste it elsewhere, although I'm not quite certain how I did it. So I've ordered this book.
It's Doubtful Sean Penn Is Losing Any Sleep Over This
POD-dyMouth reccommends STUCK OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX by Arthur Edwards: The story is about (unlike, perhaps, the author's real life) the dreams/longings/desires of a would-be rock star, and all of the angst the Gen X rockers had at that time. Edwards nails the moment and the writing is dead-on. Hard to believe, but here we are fifteen years later, with Kurt Cobain having slipped from edgy tragic-rocker to classic-rock icon. And STUCK OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX has captured that time and tells a story highly worth reading--a necessary text as the Gen Xers move to middle age, and now that Grunge has faded out as surely as psychedelia.
AggravatedDocSurg on The University of the 4077th: I must admit, however, that one show probably had more influence on me than any other -- M*A*S*H. Yes, it's true: everything I learned about being a surgeon I learned at the University of the 4077th.
Heidi Klum, Seal Welcome Baby Boy AND Tina Fey Gives Birth to a Daughter
Boy I hope this is legit because it sounds great! Turn your memories into real postage with PhotoStamps!
PICTURE THIS II
From the JC Penney Fall Sale catalog
(highlight added), which I got in the mail yesterday :-)
Monday, September 12, 2005
MATT & ME
Imagine my surprise when I logged onto Drudge this afternoon and saw that b&w picture of Sean Penn. I had scanned the entire picture, with article, and posted it on Saturday (below) because I couldn't find it anywhere online. Lorie, at Polipundit, linked it, which spun my hit meter. Lots of other sites linked it as well, and some downloaded, too. So the picture did get some play on the Net, and I do believe my scanned copy is the original. Why? Because I folded the left side of the page so it would fit in the scanner, but in doing so I cropped the butt of the shotgun. My picture is the colored one on the left, and Drudge's is the b&w shot on the right. The gun butts are cropped in the exact same spot. Tonight the b&w shot showed up on Rush's site, too. Sweet :-)