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Thanks Julian

I realized last night at a party the I have entirely shifted my Sarah Palin obsession to Julian Assange. For two years, she’s been sucking me into reading useless news stories. What astounding idiotic item would pop up about her next? What didn’t I know about the Palins’ train wreck? And even though my expectations were low, my heart-rate would definitely rise with just the thought of She Who Must Not Be Named. But then, fair haired Julian appeared on the scene and that changed my tune to the opposite end of the dial. There is talk that the whole Assange thing is itself a massive international conspiracy. But, so what if they are pushing him and his story into our consciousness for a reason? All I can say is, “Thank you, Big Brother.”

So it’s “choose your extreme personality obsession” time. She is extremely aggravating, more than annoying, blood pressure endangering and mostly just stupid. He is a bit creepy, more than a bit egotistic, but entirely brilliant and maybe fascinating. If I had to choose a personality type to follow, for my health, I think choosing the smart one makes more sense. Curiosity beats the hell out of indignation any day.

My new year’s resolution is to never speak the name P***n again. We on the left who cannot fathom her have kept her in the news, and it is time to let She Who Must Not Be Named fade to dust.

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Happy 2010! Now what?

The world is at such a volatile place right now that nothing that may happen could really surprise me. In my mail box since the turn of the decade are a slew of newsletters predicting one thing or another, various wishes for a better future and a lot of craziness. Here are just a few tidbits:

From my newest newsletter writers over at Guns & Patriots comes the following, penned by Susan Dale whose expertise seems to come from being a “former George Washington historic interpreter” :

One would think that dignity is an easily understood concept, an equally easily understood word, and to retain one’s dignity an easy thing to do, as it is a self-determined activity.

Will someone please explain this to our fearless, Ivy League over-educated, leader?

She goes on to list the many instances where she sees Obama being less than dignified, including trying to get the Olympics for Chicago, giving the Queen of England an iPod, and ignoring an invitation to dinner with the president of France. (Yes, the very same people who were pushing Freedom Fries and pouring out French wine are now dissing the President because he bowed out on dinner with the French.) She goes on to say:

Since there are more of us than there are of them, every once in a while they have to pay lip service to the fact of America’s greatness.

Okay, the us and them. The us is patriots and the them is Obama and all of us on the left. She seems unaware that the majority voted for him for president. She goes on to list all the other things he has done like the “czars”, that bogeyman that the right has invented of late to scare the B-Jesus out of their flock complete with the talking points given out by Rush or Glenn or whoever.

This group consists, of: let’s see, we have the charming Chavez admiring FCC czar, Mark Lloyd; the lovely self-proclaimed activist pederast, Kevin Jennings, as our ‘safe schools’ czar; John Holdren, our brilliant science czar, who is an able advocate of forced abortions and sterilization of women (as the great Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up), and so many more of the like that it stuns the 21st Century mind, much less that of George Washington.

Full text is here, but suffice it to say, she can find nothing in the present administration but treasonous villainy and most of the comments are right there with her with their guns and ammo at the ready.

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Then from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous I read in The Guardian this headline:

According to the article:

Writing in the New York Press, Armond White claimed Avatar “misrepresents the facts of militarism, capitalism and imperialism” and described it as “a guilt-ridden 9/11 death wish”. This view is echoed by John Nolte on his Big Hollywood blog, who dubbed it “a Death Wish for leftists; a simplistic, revisionist revenge fantasy”.

I am not a fan of the movie. I saw it in 3D even and I think it has a very weak script, but this makes me want to see it again just because I can. 😉 My review is here.

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Then finally coming from The Omega Institute, a new age clearinghouse for all things groovy came this:

In 2010, the energy of the planets will accelerate, with some of the most energetically packed planets aligning with the cardinal points Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. The last time we experienced anything vaguely resembling this was the summer of 1969: Woodstock, the moon landing, and much else changing not just the world, but our cosmology. The coming year will make the 1960s look like a walk in the park. Our survival is at stake, and we need a creative approach to facing our personal challenges and those of humanity in order to make the world a better place.

So 2010 will be like the end of the sixties? I do think we’re in for a lot of upheaval. The right is on the war path and the left may just get some gumption at last, so anything could happen. Stay tuned. (And have that exit visa ready.)

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The Kennedy Funeral

I was just looking at the photos from Teddy Kennedy’s funeral and came across this. 29840406 Sure, there are lots of political celebrities there, but Jack Nicholson? What is that about? Did he and Teddy have a relationship? Go out, have a few drinks, pick up chick together? Or was Jack in Boston and decided to just show up for the free publicity? Is he going to try and get Ted’s seat? There has to be more to this. Anyone know?

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Gone but not forgotten

Just in case I need a reminder of what was so frightening about this woman, I can always look at this. She officially stepped down as Governor of Alaska today and I hope she will just take her money for speaking engagements and keep away from me forever.

PAC money? I don’t see how it helps her to step down. Quitter? Stay visible on the rubber chicken tour of the USA? What can she do to look presidential? I hope he is right that she wants to be a TV star. Give her a show FOX so I never have to see her again. Please!!!

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Ding Dong the Bitch is dead

When FOX News comes out and says Palin is a kook, you know it is either April Fool’s Day, the End of the World, or they cannot argue the point any longer. Please let this be her exit line!

The funniest thing here to me is that the male commentator expected Liz Trotta to be on his side that Palin was being mischaracterized and she goes and nails Palin for being the nut job she is calling her inarticulate and undereducated. “I think a lot of this criticism is well deserved.” Priceless!

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The Scariest Woman In My America

I know I said I wouldn’t talk about her any more, but today’s resignation makes her my most feared woman alive. I know she has an agenda — a larger purpose. screen-capture-2 She says she is resigning so she can

fight for all our children’s future from outside the governor’s office

Where is this place she speaks of? What does the PAC have to do with this plan? She said this has “been in the works for months.” I am hoping against hope that she has finally awoken to the writing on the wall, that she is a loony tune and has no future and it is time to take care of her family and write her book and live off the big fat check offered her and fade into the vastness that is Alaska, but I am very afraid that this is just the beginning of her campaign for higher office. Of course, one might ask, how can a less than one term governor actually think they are qualified for higher office? Palin couched her resignation in faux altruistic motives:

“I thought about how much fun other governors have as lame ducks. They maybe travel around their state, travel to other states, maybe take their overseas international trade missions. I’m not going to put Alaskans through that,” she said. “I promised efficiencies and effectiveness. That’s not how I’m wired. I’m not wired to operate under the same old politics as usual.”

So serving out your term is a bad thing. Even if you spend every last minute actually working for the people who elected you to serve out your term? This woman is a whack job and she has people backing her for higher office. I am more scared than ever about the future of this country.

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Michael Jackson had to die

It seems almost inevitable now that Michael Jackson died at 50. He was the boy-man who could not grow up. Can anyone actually imagine him as an old man? Obit Michael Jackson No one can argue that MJ was anything if not a very isolated and unhappy man. That is so sad. What kind of life could he have lived had the jackals left him alone and had he been surrounded by people whose interest had been his instead of their own? Elvis’s daughter, his ex-wife says that he was obsessed with the King and expected to end like him. Various and sundry others are coming forth now with stories about his mental and physical health that are downright heartbreaking because there was no one who cared enough in his life to help him.

I am no Michael Jackson fanatic. I liked his music and I believe he was a great talent. But he is to me one of a long line of celebrities who self-destruct surrounded by scores of self-interested sycophants. There is this enormous outpouring of love from the fans, yet where is the anger and outrage at those who stood by and did nothing to avert the catastrophe that was staring them in the face? The promoters who were pushing him to do 50 shows in London apparently knew it was physically more grueling than most 25 year-olds could handle. There are lots of people now telling all that he had either lupus or another autoimmune disease that made it hard for him to breathe and could have caused a heart attack if he was pushing himself too hard, but was anyone there counseling him? Deepak Chopra has come out as his long time friend, but where was he? His family is now scrambling to take care of his estate and his children, but did they try to help him when he was alive?

I find the concept of someone so adored being so isolated from the care that he needed entirely heart breaking. I guess that is the life of an idol. We expect them to live better than we do. They are supposed to be stronger, happier, better than we are, and yet in the end, they always turn out to be entirely human. When will we ever learn?

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