Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Back to the Future

Let's wander into the darkness for a while, meandering through the canyons of both the past and the future. Movie goers were introduced to the lovely Natasha Henstridge back in 1995 with the release of her first film, Species. She played the part of a hideous, murderous alien who shapeshifted into a beautiful wench lustfully seeking a mate. Much like John Carpenter's 1982 movie, The Thing, Natasha's movie debut foreshadowed the coming of a monster deeply concealed within the imaginations of modern Americans. The real monster was born simultaneously with the founding of our once great nation, the same nation that now only casts a shadow of its former greatness.

The monster is not racism, although that concept is its close first cousin. Democrats see money as the root of all evil and Republicans see sex as the root instead, and this difference has divided us all at a level that is probably beyond repair. The only hope we have is for the Democrats to cease playing the race card. Calling the other side names will never bring any converts to our side. The Democratic platform should be based on the 99% vs. the 1% above all else, but I have long ago given up on that happening. The race card is too benign to their controllers, the power brokers of The Left, the same people who put a little known and little experienced Barack Obama on that DNC stage in 2004. Soon after 9 a.m. on Monday, October 22, you will find me pushing the electronic voting button for all Democrats, including President Chickennuts, but I refuse to watch the debate tonight, or the upcoming other three debates. The debates are simply the media's great financial reward. Any citizen who does not know who he or she is voting for by now is truly a moron, politely known as a low-information voter. The monster is the civil war in the minds of Americans that never seems to end. We shall meet our demise like two tomcats fighting in a street full of traffic while our economic power and our earthly environment crumble into oblivion.

Fox News did not birth The Tea Party. Sarah Palin and CNN did. There is a photo in my files of President Obama stepping out of an airplane with his pal Steve Case. I have often considered writing a political post about that photo, but at this late date I am certain that I would only be crucified as the messenger if I did. Steve Case is surely one of the most despicable Wall Street-type characters that has ever been born. He is a multimillionaire from Obama's home state of Hawaii. He is the a-hole who our President put in charge of his jobs program. He is the same a-hole who conspired with Jerry Levin in 2000 to merge his AOL with Levin's Time Warner and oust Ted Turner from power in the process. If you have ever wondered why CNN has become such an immoral, trashy news network, you should look no further than the actions of Levin and Case back in 2000-2001. Everything they did they did solely for power and money. Morality had absolutely nothing to do with it. Ted Turner is one of the very few morally compassionate billionaires left in this wretchedly corrupt nation. He may have been a fool for letting Little Ted lead him outside Jane Fonda's marriage bed, but his views and actions toward overpopulation and the environment have been quietly commendable. Aside from the very few with minimal power to make changes, such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alan Grayson, our entire political field represent little more than shills for the corporate 1%.

Sarah Palin herself is not the monster. The real monster is concealed within the minds of the people she represents. Much of America knows why we cannot seem to remove Bristol Palin from our faces on television, printed news, or the Internet. Her celebrity was bought in exchange for her cooperation in the biggest political scam of our lifetimes. Many individuals who have held the power in their typing fingers to rid us of this arrogant monster have deliberately failed to do so. They have fumbled the ball at every obvious opportunity. I have tried numerous times using every approach I can muster to enlighten my readers of this truth, but few seem willing to listen. Too many are listening to the devious whisperings in their ears from the enablers of the monster. Just as those who envisioned what sex would be like with Natasha's character Sil in Species until they were consumed by the monster concealed within lovely skin, hair, and T &A, the Babygators of today have become nothing more than the sycophants of the secret monster within. They heed no warnings because the warnings do not emanate from their masters. Joining the Tea Party morons on the other side, it takes two parties to make a civil war.

"Are you going to the game, huh, huh, are you going to the big game?" I remember being asked this question repeatedly in college at a time when the Bulldogs were at the bottom of their historical record. It was a repeatedly losing team and I rarely answered the question in the affirmative. I feel the same way about the upcoming debates. I already know the expected outcome, so why should I waste my time? Life is too short. Four debates will soon be history and nothing will have changed. Although Chickennuts will most likely get a second term, the direction of the nation will continue to head down the drain. No one has the guts to do the right thing anymore. The Ted Turners have all been deposed from their positions of power. The moral compass of America has been lost in space.

What does the future hold? We may never be rid of Sarah or Bristol Palin in our current lifetimes. In this cultural sewer we have created for ourselves, the gradoo is rarely flushed down the drainpipe. It just floats endlessly on our television screens until it dissolves into something even stinkier. The Tea Party asylum residents and their Wall Street enablers are completely beyond hope for a realm of sanity. They will take not only the country, but eventually the entire planet, down with them, while screaming obscenities at The Left and mumbling platitudes to themselves. Unfortunately for us all, The Left lacks the guts to do the right thing. Like most of the Babygate bloggers, they will never pull the trigger. The monster that appears to be a beautiful woman on the outside will eventually devour us all.


Holly said...

Interesting that Rev. Billy Graham officiated Case's marriage.

77TA66 said...

You're right, Holly! That point did not go unnoticed. I read Fools Rush In and it's an excellent book. There are also two others (which I have not read) on the same subject: Stealing Time and There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere.  The subject is also covered from the horse's mouth in Call Me Ted, another excellent book.

Balzafiar said...

You wrote: "...we cannot seem to remove Bristol Palin from our faces..."

I think you meant it to be Sarah, not Bristol, in that sentence.

77TA66 said...

No, I did mean Bristol. although the same statement could apply to Sarah as well.  I was referring to the concept that Sarah has arranged for Bristol to attain many quite undeserved celebrity perks in exchange for her role in Babygate. Many who have studied the issue carefully feel that Bristol was not exactly pregnant as claimed at the 2008 RNC. Whether she was actually more pregnant, less pregnant, or not pregnant at all at that point in time is open for discussion. One way or the other, I think her mom bought her cooperation and continued silence on this particularly crucial point.

Balzafiar said...

 Thanks for the explanation. I had thought that might be the case but could not be sure it was what you meant.

Holly said...

How do you think SP got ABC & Lifetime to cooperate? Goodness gracious, that Bristol got invited back as an all-star, and still survives to lumber on the stage another day.

77TA66 said...

As far as DWTS goes, I agree with Media Insider, who says that agents haggle out these decisions when the contracts are negotiated. For both networks I think the main issue is that they could not care less about any moral, ethical, talent, or political issue. It is all about the numbers. They don't care if people watch because they love Sarah Palin or hate Bristol Palin's guts, just that they watch.

TrebleRose said...

I don't understand this. "Her celebrity was bought in exchange for her cooperation in the biggest political scam of our lifetimes."

Bristol eventually chose public opportunities because people, ahem Levi, wouldn't stop acting like media assholes. The media pit Levi and Bristol against each other when all of that should have been played out privately. But - Levi is a kid who saw big dollars signs and sold himself and his son out. And despite living happily and privately, enjoying her first year of motherhood, Bristol eventually said, "eff you" to all her haters and slanderers and started taking the opportunities offered. Mature people do not begrudge her. Mature people do not frequent trashy blogs meant to ridicule strangers. 

So, your entire hypothesis about Bristol's celebrity is just weird. 

Many lies have been told about this family. Your book is full of them and if the people who actually matter would have read it, they would have been hurt by your inaccurate and malicious portrayal of certain people, NONE who were ever apart of politics. 

TrebleRose said...

I don't see how Bristol is any different from her siblings, all of whom were in the dark concerning Trig until Sarah's public announcement. See my comment above for the common sense answer.

TrebleRose said...

Ratings and controversy. DWTS has been failing in ratings since season 12 ended. Unfortunately, nothing about this season helped much.

But, I can tell you, Bristol has friends who are apart of the DWTS family. And remember, many former stars turned down the offer.

TrebleRose said...

EXACTLY. As long as millions of viewers tune in, they dont care. I personally think Kelly M is the mos boring person on earth and wish she left week 1, but I dont stop watching because of that opinion.

And quoting Mediainsider hurts your credibility. I know for a fact Bristol has friends in the DWTS family. I know their names and 2 girls personally, one PA and one makeup artist.

TrebleRose said...

Floyd, I'm not understanding your Bristol's pregnancy comment. Everyone can agree she was pregnant during the campaign because Tripp was born that following December. Her pregnancy as announced  mainly because it would have been outed anyway and those things are ALWAYS better if the family discloses. Sarah was naive to think her family would have been respected as most others' considering ALL other families were given the same amount of time on stage and at rallies, Obama included. And actually, except for the end of the 60 days, Sarah didn't have her kids with her. But that's beside the point. Sarah was naive. Period. That's over. The media in all it's crassness MADE the Palins what they are. It's just interesting how Bill Maher can attack any one person who isn't on his side and doesn't have to apologize, yet Rush L says something common sensical and he's condemned. Sarah's sisters once commented on Sarah's facebook, "when will we hear apologies from people who said things worse than that about Bristol just for having a baby?"

Having a baby is not a crime, nor it is a shameful act. There is NO difference from a pregnant 30 yr old unmarried, financially unstable woman and a 17 yr old.

After everything, including how the media basically helped Levi ruin his own character by insisting he act like a disrespectful asshole, I'm not shocked at all that Bristol eventually chose these choices. 

But, when all is said and done, Bristol could leave it at any time and be happier with her normal job and life, raising her son in private.  Anyone who knows her knows that. She is shocked to still be on dwts and even, week 1, said she's rooting for Emmitt. But after everything, why not just make the best of every situation. NO ONE can change another person's path. Why act like things shouldve been different in the past when we live in the present?

The main question: why would ANYWAY choose to live in the past in any capacity? 

One more thing: you do realize 99% of people in the US don't stalk Bristol and probably couldn't come up with her son's name without thinking. That alone should put things in perspective hen determining who's stalking who and around whom the sun revolves in your life.  The people whom you say are forever in your face would not be "in your face" if you didn't stalk the internet for all things related to them and didn't receive google alerts about them. These are normal people living lives like you and me. They are human like you and me. They have families like you and me. They are imperfect like you and me. They admit they're in constant learning mode like you and me. 

It's time to stop TREATING them like they're worthy of stalking. That won't validate you.