Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Iceland Phallological Museum
finally gets first human penis,
to join 275 other specimens.

Why are the MSM endlessly showing us Donald Trump’s absurd attack on President Obama’s citizenship and birthplace? Now Sarah Palin has joined in the chorus, as have others. Apparently anyone who is willing to say anything about this (completely false and nonsensical) birth certificate farce seems to have no trouble getting on TV, which is, of course their intention. I do not believe any of the people who are promoting this nonsense actually believe Obama is not a legitimate citizen. The evidence is quite clear. Those who continue to espouse this ridiculous claim are obviously just using it for the publicity and I am quite sure that neither Trump nor Palin have any intention of running for President. So I guess one might not like it, but at least it is understandable why they are doing what they are doing. I suppose there really are a few of their “base” that might actually believe their BS, but if so, they are too stupid to worry about.

The problem I have with this is not basically with what Trump and Palin are doing, it’s with what the MSM are doing. The issue of Obama’s birth and citizenship is a closed issue in the sense that there is no doubt about the facts. If the MSM were in the least bit responsible they would simply quit mentioning it at all and let the matter die. But they don’t, they are worse than the (supposed) candidates and allow this lying claim to occupy a great deal of air time. This is, from my point of view, completely irresponsible. Of course I know they are irresponsible, having long since abandoned any serious news, and basically just parrot back what they are told to say, but it seems to me they are carrying this particular issue far too far. Part of this has to do with their having to fill in 24 hours with something, being too cheap to afford real reporters and settling for infotainment instead. Whatever happened to Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and all the other bimbos that constitute real news? We haven’t even had a good LA car chase for ages. That’s probably it, there have just been a few slow news days lately. I’m sure nothing much is happening in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, Gaza, Afghanistan, or Iran in the past two or three days. And the fact that Fukushima is now as bad (perhaps even worse) than Chernobyl isn’t newsworthy as it has been going on for too long to be news any longer. Global warming, too, seems no longer newsworthy. It doesn’t matter much if we hear anything or not as you can’t really learn anything from sound bites (and who has time to read anymore?).

I can hardly wait until tomorrow to hear President Obama’s speech on the economy. I’m sure the usual protocol will be followed. Leading up to the speech we will be told what he is going to say, then we will listen to him, and then we will be told what he said. I love this format, especially as sometimes there is little relationship to what they said he would say, what he did say, and what they then tell us he said. The beauty of this procedure for the MSM is that it takes up three times as much air space as necessary and cuts down on their overhead. If you really want to try to understand anything, get a newspaper. Oh, I forgot, there aren’t any real newspapers anymore. Well, you might be able to find a magazine that might try to tell you the truth (but might not). Better yet, watch the BBC, the CBC, or al Jazeera.

Whatever happened to jobs, jobs, jobs? Concern with them seems to have almost entirely disappeared. All we hear about now is abortion, tax cuts, cutting spending, cutting spending, and cutting spending. I dread the next few days, or weeks, and I live in fear that Obama is going to cave once again and go along with what Republicans seem to think are the only priorities. I find it impossible to believe that anyone, Republicans included, will fail to raise the debt ceiling, but with so many crazies in Congress now it is hard to predict anything. As some of the Republican demands are so outrageous I don’t understand why Obama and the Democrats don’t just say “no,” even no, no, a thousand times no, and then see what happens. They seem to be constitutionally unable to say no to much of anything so our nation just drifts closer and closer to complete corporate control.

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Publilius Syrus

Small magnets are often inserted into dairy cows to protect them from bits of metal that can cause “hardware disease.”

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