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Caitlyn Jenner’s Show Going About as Well as Michael Sam’s Football Career

Posted by V the K at 9:58 am - August 6, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

It is almost always gratifying to watch something that was hyped ridiculously go down in flames.

The Caitlyn Jenner reality series lost more than half of its premiere haul on Sunday night, per live-plus-same-day ratings. The episode averaged 1.3 million viewers, down from 2.7 million viewers the week prior.

America isn’t nearly as obsessed with transsexuals as transsexuals are obsessed with themselves.

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Why the Progressive Left Hates ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’

Posted by V the K at 8:47 am - July 6, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

When the controversy over the Confederate Battle Flag erupted (because somehow the CBF was implicated in the mass murder of nine people in a way the Koran is never), leftist apologists were declaring that, “This is only about taking that flag off Government buildings and putting it in a museum. No one is talking about banning the Confederate Flag.”

And then the Obama regime decided to remove the flag from museums, too.

And then the Confederate flag became the object of corporate censorship.

So, just like when they said they were not going to force conscientious objectors into participating in gay weddings, the left was lying.

But you want to know the real reason the rainbow brownshits want ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ off the air? Because it isn’t about the CBF, it’s more about the show’s underlying message.

The Dukes were Southern ‘good ol’ boys,’ economically disadvantaged and disarmed by a corrupt state that deprived them of firearms. Yet. they stood up to, and repeatedly defeated, a greedy and corrupt state authority (Boss Hogg) who manipulated Law Enforcement (Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane) into an instrument of oppression against his opponents.

You can see why this is an unwelcome message in the age of Obama.

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The Next Target for the Left’s Cultural Purge?

Posted by V the K at 8:32 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

As Confederate Flag hysteria reaches new heights, some have begun to wonder if the television series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ will be memory-holed from our culture. Beyond featuring a car with the Confederate Battle Emblem on the roof named the ‘General Lee,’ the Dukes of Hazzard was a celebration of rural southern culture. Back when the southern states were solidly Democrat, the national culture was a lot more supportive of southern culture. Only since the south has turned red has the media culture turned against them.

There was another show in the 1970′s that was iconically liberal; M*A*S*H. M*A*S*H was steeped in the left-wing ideology of the time. War was never the answer. Patriots were buffoons. The communists were the good guys. Women were strong and empowered. All of the pieties of the 1970′s Hollywood left were on full display.

Nowadays, M*A*S*H would run afoul of the PC Police.

  • Alan Alda’s Captain Hawkeye Pierce (a 1970′s Liberal icon) would be a serial rapist by contemporary feminist definitions of the word.
  • The character of Corporal Max Klinger would be deemed offensive to the transgendered because his cross-dressing is intended to demonstrate mental illness.
  • In early episodes, there was a black character whose name was, I am not making this up, “Spearchucker.”

One generation’s liberal pieties are the next generation’s abominations. It demonstrates what a fickle, emotion-driven beast modern liberalism is. It’s not based on a set of proven values, but on whatever is trendy at the time.

One can foresee a time when all pre-Obama television shows and movies (except maybe for scifi shows and things set in “alternate realities”) are simply banned lest people be reminded how free and prosperous America was before Obama.

A bitter Klinger

A bitter Klinger

The Duggar Thing and the Left’s Complete Misunderstanding of Christianity

Posted by V the K at 9:45 pm - May 24, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Pop Culture

The left, and vile POS Dan Savage in particular, is obsessed with the Duggar family of Arkansas; because they are white, hetersexual, Christian fundamentalists and refuse to be ashamed of any of those things like leftists think they should be.

And it turns out, one of the Duggar boys, a long time ago, did something terrible. He confessed to it, repented of it, and never made any attempt to excuse or justify it, or ask anyone else to. And that thing he did was similar in kind and degree to what honored left-wing film-makers Roman Polanski, Victor Salva, and Woody Allen did; none of whom repented of the child-rapes or creepy incestuous molestations they committed, and all of whom are welcome members of the left-wing film-making community.

But the left is going after the Duggar family with all the pitchforks and torches they can round up. And they are… in the manner of a crazed, self-righteous mob… positively gleeful about the alleged hypocrisy of the Duggar situation… because it supposedly proves Christians are awful, Christians are hypocrites, Christianity is a lie, and everybody should be a hedonistic atheist; because they are paragons of never being hypocrites.

Glenn Beck explains why they are wrong, wrong. wrong!

They would indeed be correct in their assessment if the central tenet of the Christian faith was that all believers in Christ are without sin or blemish. But far from that being a doctrine of the religion, it is actually the precise opposite of what Christians believe. None of us — not the Duggars, not anyone — claim that a faith in Jesus bestows perfect holiness on the faithful. It is because of our sinful nature that we need Him. When we sin, we do not disprove that thesis; we underscore it.

Christianity is not a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card that absolves holders of all transgressions, but Leftism totally is. Leftism is why Al Gore can fly all over the world on private jets and have multiple homes that have a larger carbon footprint than some third world countries; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Bill Clinton can be a serial abuser of women and have feminists run to his defense; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Michael Moore can avoid union labor and take tax breaks for making movies in Michigan while decrying corporate welfare; his leftism makes it okay.

Leftists don’t understand Chrisitianity; because it is utterly unlike leftism.

Piling on the Awful Super Bowl Ads

Posted by V the K at 7:48 am - February 2, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

I didn’t watch the game; I cancelled cable TV two years ago and never looked back. But I have noted some of the “buzz” that most of the ads debuted in the SuperBowl were just wretched.

  • Nissan’s Ad apparently sums up their pitch as “Terrible Cars for Terrible People.”
  • Nationwide laid a bummer on the entire country with its infamous “Dead Kids” ad. The company is apparently just trying to latch onto the nationwide trend of fanatical, obsessive-compulsive over-parenting; the endgame of which is apparently to seal children in ‘Safety Pods’ until the age of 26, so to spare them any potentially harmful contact with the real world.
  • And then, of course, the rad fems must be pleased that both Always Tampons and T-Mobile released ads on the theme of “Girls Rule, Boys Suck.” Yes, the zeitgeist of our contemporary culture is exactly the same as what eight year old girls believe it should be.

As for the game itself…

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End of Year Poll: Who Was the Most Overhyped Mediocrity of 2014?

Posted by V the K at 9:44 pm - December 29, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

* I don’t really know who this person is.

Oh, my…..

Posted by V the K at 6:09 pm - December 7, 2014.
Filed under: Identity Politics,Pop Culture

This would definitely put a crimp in the yiffing: Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention

Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a convention center hosting a dog show.

Best Music of the Century

Posted by V the K at 8:03 pm - November 29, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

I know, first hockey now this, because I feel like talking about something other than politics and Rainbow Fascism. Let’s talk about music.

Music will never mean as much to you as it does when you’re a teenager; it has to do with the interplay of music and the rapidly developing adolescent brain.  And it’s true, the farther my misspent adolescence disappears in the rearview mirror, the less and less I have cared about music, the harder it is for “new music” to break through to me. Most of contemporary pop music sounds to me like whores strangling cats (I’m looking at you, Bieber.)

But I haven’t hated all of the music of this century, and watching America collapse into the socialist abyss requires a soundtrack for comfort and refuge. Here are, IMHO, ten of the best songpieces to come out so far this century.

  • A Day to Remember – “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” – 2010 – Sometimes I just loop this song continuously for an hour or more.  Freakin’ love this song
  • Boards of Canada – “Dayvan Cowboy” – 2005  – an almost impossibly beautiful composition. Once I was running on a hot day and passed out in the woods with this on my mp3 player. True story.
  • Perfume – 1 MM – 2013 – After Johnny Craig, you need an upbeat pallet cleanser. Tho’ I would probably hate this song if it were in English and Katy Perry was doing it.
  • Johnny Craig – “I Still Feel Her Part III” – 2009 – which I feel quite dirty for liking, if you must know, because Johnny Craig is a complete POS. Good song though.
  • Bear McCreary – “Apocalypse” – 2009 – Bear McCreary has done the music for BSG, The Walking Dead, and Agents of Shield.  I feel like this will be considered classical music in another hundred years.
  • A Day to Remember – “I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?” – 2009 – Sweet video, just the band playing kickball with some adorable moppets.
  • Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby” – 2007 – Catchy, sort of retro, and the video speaks to my love of Sim City.
  • Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American” – 2001 — One of the few albums released this century I can listen all the way through without skipping songs.
  • Saosin – “You’re not Alone” – 2006 -  You really can’t discuss early 20th Century without acknowledging that Emo was a thing; and on rare occasion not a bad thing. (And doesn’t the little girl in the video look like Monica Lewinsky’s mini-me?)
  • Hawthorne Heights – “This is who we are” – 2006 – I just like it because it’s catchy.

What are your choices?

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Posted by V the K at 7:51 pm - August 29, 2014.
Filed under: Liberals,Pop Culture

Is there any doubt that the T-Shirt below is as representative of the real sentiments of the low-information Democrat base as it is of their grammar skills?

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Hat Tip: Weezy

PC Police in a Lather Over Michael Sam Shower Report

The media obsession with gay NFL player Michael Sam… the famous gay athlete who is famous for being gay… has, sort of backfired on ESPN. An ESPN reporter, trying to fill the much-needed void of information about every aspect of Michael Sam, did a report on what may, or may not have been, his showering habits and what may, or may not have been, his teammate’s response to them.

It was a stupid story, and no doubt, it was as a result of ESPN trying to find an angle on the famous gay athlete and how his teammates were accepting the famous gay athlete in their midst. But instead, it provoked a backlash, a huge stink was raised, because as a society, we have lost the ability to say “Well, that was stupid,” and move on. No, every offense to PC sensibilities has to be an Outrage! Just ask Sophia Vergara.

ESPN was, of course, forced to bow down before the sensitivities of hypersensitive, neurotic gays and other stupid people whose feelers were hurt, and issue an obsequious apology.

Gee, remember all those intolerant bigots who thought the hype over Michael Sam’s sexuality would be a huge distraction and headache?

What Do You Get When You Cross OWS with Lame Canadian SciFi?

Posted by V the K at 4:03 pm - August 22, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

The answer to this is to be found in a show called ‘Continuum,’ which I have been watching on Netflix; because I’m a sucker for terrible sci-fi. Basic plotline is that a soldier-cop from the year 2077 (a time in which all political governments have been abolished in favor of the ‘Global Corporate Congress,’ and huge corporations run the world) travels back to our era in order to stop a gang of terrorists known as ‘Liber8,’ who are stand-ins for the Occupy Movement (minus the rape tents and pooping on cop cars). Liber8 wants to stop the evil corporations from taking over, the soldier-cop is trying to stop them.

  • There is no nuance. Corporations and everyone who works for one is EVIL; and Corporations commit mass murder pretty much all the time and get away with it. Those who fight the corporations are GOOD. And in-between them, are the cops, who slowly realize they are fighting on the wrong side. One character joins liberate after ‘the corporations’ carpet-bomb her remote mountain village for no reason other than “what the corporations cannot own, they destroy.”
  • The characters are so one-dimensional they make Ayn Rand look like Jane Austen. Everyone who works for the corporations is evil; literally killing people for profit (because, obviously, murdering your customer base is the key to building brand loyalty). Everyone allied with Liber8 is pure and good. And the head corporate dude from the future is the Cigarette Smoking Man from The X-Files.
  • Messages are delivered with the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the side of the head. One of the evil corporations is called ‘Sonmanto.’ They make agricultural products as cover for their real business; deadly chemical weapons production. Get it? Or do they need to flash “Sonmanto is an anagram for Monsanto! Corporations are evil, you morons!” at the bottom of the screen.
  • There is no comic relief. Every show is as dark and serious as heart surgery in a blackout. No humor can be permitted when your object is to WAKE UP THE PEOPLE about the threat of EVIL CORPORATIONS.

Political messaging really is the enemy of art, isn’t it?

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Old Comic Book Desperately Strains for Relevance

Posted by V the K at 10:16 pm - July 14, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

Archie Comics has decided to kill off the titular “Archie” in a forthcoming issue. Archie will “die” taking a bullet for a gay senator crusading for gun control. (The assailant will probably be waving a Gadsden Flag and wearing an “Impeach Obama” shirt.)

Not making this up.

All of the hot topics of today are involved in the storyline: the death takes place in a future where Archie, Betty, Veronica, and everyone else are all adults, and Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the comics, is now a US Senator fighting for gun control and free contraceptives for homeless transgendered illegal immigrant children.

(OK, I may have made up the part in italics.) This is sort of like one of those Law and Order “ripped from the headlines” storylines, where the episode’s plotline was grabbed from a major news story, then twisted to fit a left-wing agenda. The thing about Law and Order was even if the killing at the start of the show took place in a wig store in Harlem during a Dominican Pride Parade, by the end of the show a rich white guy would be convicted for it and the rich white guy was probably having an affair with his secretary.

So, who actually reads Archie comics anymore? What is the core demographic? People who don’t know about the internet? This stunt is kind the kind of thing washed-up D-list celebrities like Margaret Cho and Ellen Barkin do when nobody cares any more and they desperately need attention; begin spinning PC bullcrap and hope the MFM notice and give you publicity.

Seems to be working. So, the decision not to have Archie die saving a conservative, pro-life woman senator was probably a good call.

#bringwhateverandstuff … Is this really how we handle things now?

I don’t really know how to express how puerile and silly the whole thing with the First Lady and that hashtag thing was, so I’ve put it down in a few thousand words instead (and included a thousand empty ones for you to play along and do your own as well).

(By the way, a whole bunch more here. I haven’t read through all of them, so if I accidentally ripped someone off with one of mine, it was totally unintentional.)

Have fun

Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from The Ranch)

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Good Music From Terrible People

Posted by V the K at 8:49 pm - May 9, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

Just for a change of pace, I have loved this song since the first time I heard it. The artist however, is a complete dirtbag.

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Etiquette Lectures from the Gay Left

Posted by V the K at 1:59 pm - April 30, 2014.
Filed under: Gay PC Silliness,Pop Culture

[HT: Peter H] The Washington Post has hired a new advice columnist.

“Steven Petrow will be joining our advice ranks,” declares the Post, “with a special emphasis on LGBT and straight etiquette issues.” Petrow, states his bio, is “the go-to source for modern manners…known as Mr. Manners.” Why was he chosen for the job?  He will tell you it’s largely because he’s the former president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

An expert on LGBT etiquette issues. Hmmm, I wonder what that’s like.

Q. Dear Mr Manners, I was attending an utterly fabu dinner party when one of the other guests casually mentioned that he voted for Romney. I promptly threw my glass of Chardonnay right in his face. I have since wondered if I had handled the situation properly. Any advice would be appreciated. – Sparkles

A. Gentle Reader, it was improper for you to throw a glass Chardonnay at your Republican guest; always use red wine when assaulting Republicans.

Q. Dear Mr Manners, my partner and I are planning a lovely June wedding. There’s a Muslim-owned bakery in town that makes splendid wedding cakes, but we are not sure how to approach them. What is your advice? – Harley

A. Gentle Reader, are you on crack? Find a Christian bakery and force them to do your cake. No one cares about their religious rights.

The other examples I thought of were kind of NSFW.

Ted Cruz: BAMF

Posted by V the K at 9:20 pm - March 15, 2014.
Filed under: Conservative Ideas,Pop Culture

These posters have been going up in southern California in advance of a scheduled appearance by Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The Cruz Missile approves.

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Which inspired another Photoshop. (John McCain must be going nuts with impotent jealousy.) [After the jump.]

Update: Ted Cruz… bad boy of the US Senate.

  • Cruz bumped Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in the hallway, pointed and said “what’s that on your tie?” When Udall looked down Cruz flipped up his hand, batting him in the face. As Udall arrived at the Senate cafeteria, he noticed his lunch money was gone.
  • Suspect fitting Cruz’s description drove slowly by the White House, clinking three empty beer bottles stuck to his fingers and taunting, “Obaaaamaaa! Come out to play-ee-yay!”
  • Spends all Republican caucus meetings slowly rocking his back-row chair, chewing gum and cracking wise.
    Anonymous complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee alleged a certain Texas senator “only refers to Hawaii Sen. Schatz by the present-tense version of his name.”
  • Cruz interrupted a long answer by SecDef nominee Chuck Hagel, with “speaking of drones, we gonna wrap this up soon?”

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John Hinderaker Hears Deeply Encrypted Anti-Jew Messages in Rand Paul Speech

Posted by V the K at 10:47 am - March 10, 2014.
Filed under: CPAC,Pop Culture

Really, Powerline, really? Come on, you’re better than this.

Yesterday Rand Paul addressed CPAC. His speech was well-received and in some respects inspiring. He quoted one or two of the Founders, including James Madison, as well as Daniel Webster and William Lloyd Garrison. He quoted, I believe, only one modern figure–Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, from a song called “Wish You Were Here”: “And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? … And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?” The Waters reference is at about the 8:30 mark:

I am not sure why Paul thought that Waters or Pink Floyd, a band of the 1970s, would have resonance for the youthful CPAC crowd. But while Pink Floyd is long gone, Roger Waters is still around. He is known, these days, primarily as an anti-Semite. More here. To me, it seems extremely odd that Rand Paul would single out a Roger Waters lyric from the 1970s in a speech that otherwise quoted classic American heroes. Was Paul’s admiring reference to Waters intended as a proverbial dog whistle to let listeners know that he hasn’t diverged too far from his father’s foreign policy views? Or was his decision to highlight Waters simply a random (albeit odd) choice made by a politician who is unaware that Waters, in recent years, has come to stand for an obsessive hatred of Israel?

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Weekend Not Politics

Posted by V the K at 5:31 pm - March 8, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

Not much going on, right now. The Obamas are on yet another vacation, because wrecking an economy and diminishing American prestige is hard work. So, for the sake of generating content, here’s a completely oblique tangent.

For those of us above a certain age, this should bring back some childhood memories; horrible, horrible childhood memories. Memories of a time of the three-network tyranny. The music is what gets me, it’s like ABC was screaming at you to watch their cut up, commercial interrupted, edited for television versions of two-year old  cinema or, worse, made-for-TV movies.

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And your movie tonight is the second worst airplane disaster movie of 1977, SST Death Flight.  Featuring 70′s closet case Robert Reed as your pilot; Billy Crystal already setting himself up to host the Oscars by playing a gay flight attendant, also Ginger and Q. Enjoy.

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News of the Meh

Posted by V the K at 7:34 am - January 23, 2014.
Filed under: Pop Culture

I didn’t think this was a big deal, but all the other blogs seem to be covering it: Captain and Tenille divorcing; lame ironic references to dippy seventies song running amok.

Somehow, I feel like George W. Bush is responsible.

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Sondra K

As Above, So Below

Posted by V the K at 7:57 am - December 13, 2013.
Filed under: Pop Culture,Random Thoughts

Well, this happened

An Arizona couple was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after arguing with McDonald’s employees and throwing food at them, KNXV reports.

Michael and Nova Smith ordered a Number 2 and Number 4, but were outraged when they did not receive hash browns with their meal.

And this happened…

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And this spokesman for his generation and low-information voters everywhere said this.

“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books.” ― Kanye West

And I can’t help thinking these events are related; linked by a common diminishment and rejection of standards of behavior across society. The people at the top of the political elite behave like street trash, and that lowers the bar for everybody else.

My mother passed away early this fall. My family is mostly made up of working/middle class folk who live in “flyover country.” We are the kind of people Obama and the rest of the ruling class look down their noses at, and dismiss as people who “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”

But I will tell you this. Even those parts of my family that make ‘Duck Dynasty’ look like ‘Frasier’ had enough decorum and decency not to take selfies at my mother’s Memorial service.

But that level of respect and decency is apparently too much to ask from the Leader of the Free World. So we shouldn’t be surprised when his subjects throw tantrums at McDonald’s and denounce reading books as a waste of time.