Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We're Not Materialistic

The above is in my own hometown which has a population of less than 20,000 people...

Considering most of these things could have been bought online for the same price, are complete scams, or will be even cheaper before Christmas arrives, I think we can see why this country has gotten to the state it's in... We're completely gullible morons.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Hermanator

The latest polls still show Herman Cain is in front of the pack in the GOP race...well, he and Mitt Romney are neck and neck. That, in itself, is absolutely horrifying.


1. He quoted Pokemon in the closing statements of a debate, and instead of being honest, he cited "a poet." Did it not occur to him to maybe, possibly get on the internet and find a more meaningful, less generic statement from an actual reputable source? That wasn't the first or last time he has quoted the great poet Pokemon.

2. He has referred to himself as both "The Hermanator" and "Cornbread." This person who wants to run the country and act as Commander in Chief wants the Secret Service to call him Cornbread.

3. Cain has proposed the 9-9-9 tax plan. This plan is a total ripoff of The Sims. The economy of a struggling nation would benefit from the utilization of a computer game's economic plans?

4. On numerous occasions, Cain has lacked the knowledge necessary to answer questions about foreign policy. Yet, he cites half the American public as "clueless" in his book. The same person who called a country "Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan" instead of Uzbekistan and cited that country as "significant and small" despite the fact that Uzbekistan has been vital to our efforts in Afghanistan implies that half the population is beneath him? That's fine for just anyone, but it's not so fine for a Presidential candidate. Foreign leaders are already looking at him distastefully which cannot be beneficial for American foreign affairs if this guy wins.

5. Numerous women have now come forward and accused him of sexual harassment. Not just one. Not just one type of situation. A variety of women each with their own story to tell.

6. He was quoted as saying "I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality. Why just be yourself?" So, we want a guy with 12 different personalities running things?

7. He called reporters who quote the exact words coming out of his mouth "stupid" and called comedian Jon Stewart a racist for doing what he always does.

Isn't that enough to wake people up? Not hardly it seems which is unfortunate. I suppose some people actually believe him when he says he has been marked as blessed by Jesus because of his J shaped scar.

Weddings Are Serious Endeavors.

There's been quite an uproar in recent years about the definition of marriage and legal measures to set that definition in stone. According to nearly half the population, marriage should be legally defined as a union between a man and a woman and anything else is violating the intent and sacredness of marriage. Basically, for a good part of the population, gays and lesbians should never be allowed to marry.

So, heterosexual relationships are upholding the sanctity of marriage, right?

Heterosexual relationships like the one between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries?


Kardashian and Humphries were married on television with the wedding reportedly costing over 10 million bucks. Rumors have circulated about whether or not the Kardashian family actually profited from the wedding, but ultimately, it's not about any profit the Kardashian family made. For one thing, a Las Vegas nightclub paid Kardashian $50,000 to hold her bachelor party there. She was given 3 different designer wedding dresses totaling $60,000, $10,000 worth of invitations, and a $6,000 cake. That only scratches the surface of the "donations." Instead of being known for donating to those in need--the 1.5 million homeless children, these companies would rather be part of something which turned out to be nothing more than a publicity stunt. 

After just 72 days, Kardashian and Humphries are calling it quits. They took the vows which are meant to be sacred commitments of forever to one another only to admit those vows meant nothing after less than 3 months. 

In reference to the split, Kardashian says:

I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn't get off when now I know I probably should have. I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people.

Kardashian married for television and called it love, but close to half the population is concerned gays and lesbians would ruin the very idea of marriage. 

Sensible, right?

All the money spent on that sham could have done a lot for homeless children, but Kardashian couldn't possibly stop thinking about herself long enough to understand that concept. 

The one-two punch of this is deafening.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

We treat our military personnel with pride and pay them well for their selfless work.

So we pay them on average less than 50,000 a year and trick and fuck them on and into long deployments.  Where they not only go into combat situations but also have the pristine jobs like cleaning up shit-water and fighting fires or just welding up steam pipes for catapults that launch F-18's all day.  And using ventilation not for the personnel but for the equipment the personnel work around ( in the middle of the gulf and in 107+ average temperatures ).  Seems the people that keep the equipment maintained and running are less important that the equipment itself.  Priorities. Check.

At least four Republicans and one Democrat in Congress have had children serving in Iraq.

( Source -- http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,150275,00.html )

So five out of a 100 tough it out? No wonder we still fight this pointless errand. The majority could careless.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ron Paul: Vote For Me And I'll Terminate Your Educational Opportunities

GOP Presidential contender, Ron Paul, has recently stated he would eventually eradicate federal student loan programs. Of course, we need a way to dramatically reduce government spending, but apparently Mr. Paul is completely out of touch with his constituents who are mostly college students depending on loans to get an education. He apparently isn't aware of the percentage of the population who doesn't support him and how the lack of education affects them. Maybe he should spend a little more time talking to people in Walmarts and start really paying attention to his social networking pages. Have you seen some of the fucking morons out there, Ron? Perhaps if you had, you'd want to INCREASE federal funding. 

Mr. Paul's argument for eliminating federal student loans is that this program has cause a rise in tuition--when he attended college, he could work and pay for it himself because tuition wasn't nearly as high as it is now. No kidding, Ron... 150 years ago when you attended college, things were a little different. 

Instead of denying educational opportunities to people who will eventually have to pay back the money (often with accrued interest), why don't you decide to cut government salaries? 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Top Priorities

So...we spend out thousands on toys no one will ever play with while some children don't even have enough food to eat. Priorities.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Because we have high standards

This is the future of America. QueenBitch (4th from the left) just might end up being an elementary school teacher, a Congresswoman...a nurse. It's one thing to enjoy the artistic splash of nudity here and there, but it's another to advertise yourself on a website which basically markets you for sex. The United Sluts of America. Yay.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

90210: This Is My Generation, Baby

Entering the last days of my 20s has caused a bit of reflection on my part over life up to this point. I’ve become nostalgic for the days of my youth and filled my DVD library with cartoons from the 80s and 90s. Nostalgia led to reflection about my peers, and ultimately,  I’ve become increasingly interested in the behaviors of these peers and in American culture in general—the drives and motivations of my generation. Unfortunately, what I’ve found is a pervasive lack of humility, almost total self-absorption, a detachment from learning and knowledge, and rampant apathy. It’s not everyone, but it certainly seems to be a common, embarrassing trend. And, I’ve come to blame, at least in part, the primetime drama Beverly Hills 90210.

If you’re like me, you can open up your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or whatever your social networking poison may be and find incredible amounts of bullshit. There’s constant complaints about every little change these sites make, for one thing. This basically amounts to griping about a free lunch which we all should know is a little absurd. In your feed, you’ll find relationship drama and hidden messages in status updates directed towards someone that the poster doesn’t have the guts or maturity to confront face to face. You’ll find people who make fake profiles to be able to escape unhappy relationships for awhile. Bragging about material possessions is as commonplace as gripes about not having enough material possessions. Of course, there’s also a lot of repost-copy-and-paste statuses concerning any variety of social issues and causes, but where’s the activism in pressing 2 keys? Posting your shoe size in your status isn’t the same as actually taking the time to advertise a link to a breast cancer research organization which depends on donations and grants. But, you sure can find advertisements for music videos. Look, Lady Gaga made over $60 million last year; she doesn’t need the advertising, but for HappyBlankies, a company that donates blankets to orphanages and hospitals for every purchase you make, posting a link and giving this free advertising can only help spread the love to children who really need it. Music videos are easier and fun, though, so that’s what you find covering your social feeds. Seeing any kind of altruistic post, however, is fairly rare. And, at least in my experience, someone with goals who is motivated to have a successful career, has a desire to learn, or and has productive, enriching hobbies is very scarce.

I’ve also found that people my age, give or take a few years, seem to have very little success in relationships. I might know one couple who has been together more than a few years and is still happy, but more times than not people would rather be miserable with someone than learn to be content with themselves. Most people I know including myself are divorced, and the others fight constantly, do the breakup-makeup routine, or need antidepressants and/or drugs to achieve any sort of stability.

Here’s where the blaming begins.

Beverly Hills 90210 originally aired in 1990. I was born in ’81, so that puts me as a preteen/teen when the show hit its peak. The same is true for people near my age--20-somethings and 30-somethings alike. The show was marketed as  a primetime teen drama, the first of its kind. It’s since revolutionized television making these sorts of shows an entertainment staple for the last few decades.

The plot of the show focuses on a group of teens in “dramatic” situations set in posh Beverly Hills, California (as the name so creatively suggests). These kids are all attractive and live in upper middle class neighborhoods. These kids and their families have absolutely nothing in common with mainstream America. They do, however, represent an ideal which only succeeds in strengthening their appeal. The point, seemingly, was to have individuals who the common folk could look up to face a number of social issues such as unplanned pregnancy, AIDS, drug use, etc in an effort to help the viewing public cope with these problems more constructively in their own lives while simultaneously providing exemplary entertainment. The creators of the show really got this whole idea very wrong.

The characters of 90210 were supposed to be a very close-knit group of friends who all attended high school together. Apparently, said creators’ idea of close-knit friendship is vastly different from mine. I consider friends to be people who care for one another, strive to help each other, and who find enjoyment in each others’ company. To be considered “close-knit,” I’d say these friends would be as close or closer than family. On the show, these characters were constantly in turmoil with themselves. Friends become enemies and vice versa in an hour timeslot. Relationships begin, end, and become rattled with infidelity. Gossip is rampant, and the kids’ prove themselves to be spoiled brats. Not one of the characters that come and go over the years is someone a parent would want their child to idolize—something that was inescapable considering these are television characters who are beautiful, wealthy, and desired. In the season’s pilot, Brenda, the character played by Shannon Doherty, lies about her age to seduce a guy well into his 20s while she is just 16. The next episode shows the group to be extremely shallow and materialistic with Brenda in the lead. And the rest of the season involves characters who are liars, law breakers, and backstabbers. Then when the show actually tackles a social issue like AIDS, the discussion of safe sex only hints towards the entire group being sexually active, and by the end of the show, Brenda does sleep with Dylan (played by Luke Perry). In the very first season, girls were shown how to be vapid, manipulative sluts.

The rest of the show wasn’t any better for sure. Brenda has a pregnancy scare right at the beginning of the second season. She then attempts to hide a trip with Dylan to Mexico that her parents forbid her to go on but eventually gets caught. She is grounded but sneaks out to see Dylan anyway. After her parents tell her she can’t see Dylan anymore, she decides to move in with him. She ends up going to France for a few months and cheats on Dylan while he cheats on her with Kelly, another member of the group, in Beverly Hills. This ultimately leads to their breakup by the end of Season 3. This is just one character’s main storyline over 3 seasons span. That’s not to mention the crimes, sex, scandals, emphasis on material wealth, lies, addictions, and more involving the other characters over the years. Nothing is taboo with this group from sleeping with your best friend’s boyfriend, to screwing your teacher, to breaking into a school to change grades.

Is this really any different from daytime soap operas? No and yes.

Daytime soap operas have always been ripe with extramarital affairs, fights, backstabbing, manipulation, and overly dramatic bullshit. Everyone in the rather small casts would ultimately end up screwing everyone else unless the person was a known blood relative with no regard for anyone else involved. Consider Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless. He has been married to 8 different women sometimes multiple times and had various affairs with other women including with his own son’s former wife and the mother of his grandchildren. These shows are meant to be intensely dramatic for sheer entertainment value, but they’re on during the day and focus mostly on an adult audience, mainly housewives. Even primetime dramas like Dallas were focused on adults and had little appeal for younger generations.

With 90210 and the advent of teen dramas, the focus was drawing in a younger crowd, and they worked. Scores of young girls were able and more than willing to drool over Jason Priestly and Luke Perry while envying and copying the characters played by Shannon Doherty and Tori Spelling. The show aired after school was over and after homework was likely to have been completed but not so late as to concern parents about letting even their 10-12 year olds watch it.

Those early preteen and teen years —the years which my peers would have been watching 90210—are pretty impressionable ones. Personalities are really budding, hormones are changing, and the brain is becoming more fully developed yet still not able to realize between an entertainment figure and a role model. Independence becomes more important as does the idea of romantic relationships. Being influencing by characters on a show like 90210, where it all started, or even envious of the popularity of people like Snooki from The Jersey Shore, who has her own Halloween costume this year can make some major changes in the forming self. In my time reflection, I’ve seen how deeply that influence can cut.

Here I am about to celebrate the very last weekend of my 20s, and I find I’m surrounded by a culture which approves of people keeping the tags on clothes to show off the brand and who are continuously trying to gain success and happiness through material possessions. Teen pregnancy has become a commodity which is glamorized on television. Teen moms make 6 figure incomes to act like complete white trash in front of a massive world-wide audience. Divorce rates continue to climb, and America continues to have the highest rates of depression. Children carry cell phones and spend their days playing video games instead of visiting museums. Jersey Shore gives us a glimpse of “reality” these days by proving people have become a real version of a 90210 cast. All in all, the things I see every time I open a social network are reminiscent of 90210 and the shows created in its image over the last 21 years.


What can be done?

Not much I’m afraid, but really I have to send a big thank you  to Brenda, Brandon, Kelly, Donna, Andrea, Steve, Dylan, and David. Thanks, guys, for showing us the art of being fake. 

Open Air Violation of Your Space

Open air preaching whether you want it or not. If you're not like us, we'll force you to listen until you finally give up and give in...that's the beauty of organized religion.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Idiocracy, Here We Come

Between the lack of knowledge, the spelling, and the grammar, I want to find these people and sterilize them in their sleep. Idiots need to stop breeding like rabbits. It's not going to go well.

Butchering Language for Our Own Amusement (apparently)

This is sad. I don't think it really needs much explanation, but I also have to admit I have no fucking clue what some of this means.

Cheap Thrills for Halloween

Halloween is a time for dressing up in silly, ridiculous costumes. It's a time for bloody zombies, kids' characters, historical figures, and spooky ghosts. In the past several years, it has taken on a different characteristic altogether, unfortunately. These days Halloween has become a contest in which girls figure out the sluttiest costumes to wear with the least to do with an actual Halloween theme. I've seen girls out in lingerie calling themselves Divas. It's grown totally unsavory and has nearly ruined my holiday fun. It isn't about being creative and putting time and effort into a killer costume (pun intended) anymore. It's about becoming the biggest all time slut. To further illustrate my point, this year Snooki costumes are available.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Why we can't end modern-day prohibition.......

I can't take too much credit here.  J led me in on this picture to begin with.  But I will take credit for what I say next.  Where the fuck do you get off thinking we can end the ridiculous and costly war on drugs when you abuse the harmless ones and portray them in a manner that makes people who want legalization for either medicinal or personal, safe, private, and responsible use have to fight that much harder in order to attain it?  Grow the fuck up and educate yourselves America.

Obviously J feels the same way...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pregnancy Is Such a Special Time

I don't think there's anything more I can say. All in all, this made me pretty nauseated. She's definitely a typical American and that has me scared. Deeply.

English! Do you speak it, motherfuckers?

Apparently not. 

If It Looks Like a Crook and Sounds Like a Crook...

Then it must be a fucking crook, America!

I'm wholeheartedly disconcerted over the fact that Rick Perry has gained so much ground in the polls since announcing his run for the Presidency. This guy has swindled his own state in so many ways it's pathetic, yet here we are--actually wondering what a country run by Rick Perry would be like. I can tell you. Done. We'll be done. Let's take an eye-opening look at his track record:

  • When Obama offered states federal stimulus money, Texan Governor Rick Perry shouted loudly about the inherent wrongness of accepting it and vowed his state would never do so....He made these statements AFTER he accepted $6 billion dollars to help balance the over $6 billion deficit in Texas' budget.
  • Taxes in Texas disproportionately target lower income families. 
  • When facing reelection, Perry was given clear evidence from a number of forensic science experts that Cameron Todd Willingham, who was about to be executed, was innocent. Perry stated that Willingham wasn't the kind of guy whose innocence mattered. To Perry, it doesn't matter if you didn't commit the crime you were charged with...all that matters is whether or not you donated money to support his campaign. (Oh and part of the state's evidence against Willingham were "satanic" posters in his bedroom. They were Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin posters.)
  • Perry, like Bush before him, is known for executions. He is also known for his anti-spending rhetoric. Those two characteristics don't jive, so to speak. For every death sentence in Texas, enough money is spent to keep a public school afloat. In fact, funding for these death sentences are taken away from other areas of government. That means prison budgets and education budgets are slashed. Ultimately, you're left with an education issue and a crime issue. Instead of looking at his state and realizing that execution after execution after execution has done nothing, absolutely nothing, to reduce the murder rates in Texas, Perry pushes forward. He's a Jesus lovin' eye-for-an-eye kind of fella, after all. There's always room in the budget for a lynchin'! Ya'll don't worry yer purty lil' heads none 'bout that. We'll charge the poor folks an outrageous yearly fee for lettin' their young 'uns ride the school bus. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Responsible Parenting 103

Nothing stops us from our parental duties.

Even happy hour with the work crew at that hip outdoor bar downtown.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We're Perfect Role Models

This is typical. And it's incredibly embarrassing to be associated with this person as
both a female and an American...I actually shuddered as I read it.

We're Open Minded and Tolerant

And on an elementary school, no less... It's incredibly disgusting how narrow minded we are despite the fact that civil rights movements took place more than 50 fucking years ago. This is the kind of person I would rather spit on than talk to and it has nothing to do with her skin color. She's a fucking idiot.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A place that isn't obsessed with "perfection".

I originally intended this post to be about the spending costs of the newest Michael Bay film:  Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  I was fumbling through google searching facts about how much money was wasted making this film and the generous profits it earned.  I was also genuinely interested in seeing how much a certain new young sex symbol for American entertainment was getting paid for her role in this movie-- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley apparently has made a mark on Americans and what they view as the ideal woman.  Right down to what they searched for the most when I typed in her name....

Her weight.  That's right, the number one suggestion based on typical searches was Rosie's weight.  Appearance really is everything I guess.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Science! It's What's For Dinner

The following statements regarding science, facts, creation, and evolution were made by Christine O'donnell. She's a Senator. In Our Government. This means people actually supported her and found her to be a qualified voice of the American public. 

Well, creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in six days, six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that.

Well, as the senator from Tennessee mentioned, evolution is a theory and it's exactly that. There is not enough evidence, consistent evidence to make it as fact, and I say that because for theory to become a fact, it needs to consistently have the same results after it goes through a series of tests. The tests that they put—that they use to support evolution do not have consistent results. Now too many people are blindly accepting evolution as fact. But when you get down to the hard evidence, it's merely a theory. But creation …

Now, he said that it's based on fact. I just want to point out a couple things. First of all, they use carbon dating, as an example, to prove that something was millions of years old. Well, we have the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens and the carbon dating test that they used then would have to then prove that these were hundreds of millions of years younger, when what happened was they had the exact same results on the fossils and canyons that they did the tests on that were supposedly 100 millions of years old. And it's the kind of inconsistent tests like this that they're basing their 'facts' on.

Evolution is a myth. Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?

Saturday, July 23, 2011