Archive for ‘Politics’

April 26, 2010

M.I.A. – Born Free video

M.I.A. must have predicted this new Arizona Illegal Immigration law that amounts to unconstitutional racial profiling, violating the 4th and 14th amendments (I live in AZ by the way). M.I.A. has stopped being polite, and is getting real bros. The video is pretty brutal, be forewarned. NSFW unless your job is a violent job. The song itself is a good electro-punk track. Based on the audio stream of “Born Free” on her website, apparently the ambient bits in the video aren’t in the actual song. Oh well, I liked those. I’m reminded of the videos for Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” in that I think both Lady Gaga and M.I.A. have clearly decided they have carte blanche to do whatever the fuck they want.

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April 21, 2010

Jon Stewart tells Fox News “Fuck you” via gospel choir.

Last week Stewart told Fox News to go fuck themselves. Hilarious.

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Some idiot on Fox News decided to “speak directly” to Stewart in response. I just don’t think Fox News knows who they’re messing with. Engaging Stewart is a mistake. He doesn’t give a shit, he is under no obligations to have polite decorum, and he has a huge writing and research team behind him. Furthermore, engaging him generates interest and legitimacy to what the Daily Show says. This is a classic moment.

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BTW, have I mentioned Jon Stewart is my hero? Literally. Not as a joke.

April 18, 2010

NPR blames hipsters for low census returns in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

NPR ran a story about how only 36% of Williamsburg residents have returned the census, compared with an overall average of around 50% in New York City.

Click this link to listen to it.

The NPR reporter refers to “ironic mustaches” and “wacky bikes” with derision. They interviewed two bros who work in a record store in Williamsburg, one who says that it’s “just another form” that has nothing to do with “your life”. Apparently all it would take this bro to fill it out is $5. Doesn’t take much to sell out. A girl they interview takes the “damn the man” stance. Some how, the interviewer also realizes the Hasidic Jewish population doesn’t want to return it either. Apparently they’re more alt then the hipsters, since they don’t “watch TV” or pay attention to “mass media”, so they might not be “aware” of the census. The reporter’s conclusion seems to be the Hasidic Jews will fill it out if you make the census “cool”. Idk. There are also two blogs that have taken issue with NPR’s story. I guess they’re not too lazy to whine about unfair characterizations. One blog claims it’s racism on the part of NPR, because they’re ignoring the low turnout rates from minority citizens. Stephen Colbert mentioned it on his show as well. I wonder if this is a bit of “biting the hand that feeds it” since NPR probably has a healthy hipster population as its listenership.

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April 12, 2010

Fox News H8s Reality

When it comes to nuclear arms reduction treaties, Obama sides with Reagan. Of course, Fox News chooses to ignore that, along with reality.

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January 30, 2010

Obama: “Fuck You”

If you didn’t watch the State Of The Union, of course The Daily Show sums it up best.

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January 29, 2010

Give Obama and the Republicans their own show.

Wait, Obama is the real deal? He doesn’t need a teleprompter? Get out! Lolz. Maybe they needed a good cry. It was his administration that pressured the Republicans to film it. Fox News ended up cutting 20 minutes before it was over. I guess things weren’t going according to their scripted “reality”. Between the State Of The Union and this, we’re seeing a different Obama, and it’s great. If you have an hour this is worth watching.

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December 21, 2009

Frank Rich Op-Ed on Tiger Woods

By far, this article is the most accurate opinion I’ve read about Tiger Woods. Frank Rich makes an argument that Tiger Woods is Person Of The Year. Rich says he represents the ’00 decade. He manages to connect the Tiger Woods scandal to 9/11, the Iraq War, Enron, Mark McGwire , John Edwards, the economic meltdown, and more.

Here’s the crux of his argument:

If there’s been a consistent narrative to this year and every other in this decade, it’s that most of us, Bernanke included, have been so easily bamboozled. The men who played us for suckers, whether at Citigroup or Fannie Mae, at the White House or Ted Haggard’s megachurch, are the real movers and shakers of this century’s history so far. That’s why the obvious person of the year is Tiger Woods. His sham beatific image, questioned by almost no one until it collapsed, is nothing if not the farcical reductio ad absurdum of the decade’s flimflams, from the cancerous (the subprime mortgage) to the inane (balloon boy). –Frank Rich

Here’s the best paragraph:

People wanted to believe what they wanted to believe. Tiger’s off-the-links elusiveness was no more questioned than Enron’s impenetrable balance sheets, with their “special-purpose entities” named after “Star Wars” characters. Fortune magazine named Enron as America’s “most innovative company” six years in a row. In the January issue of Golf Digest, still on the stands, some of the best and most hardheaded writers in America offer “tips Obama can take from Tiger,” who is typically characterized as so without human frailties that he “never does anything that would make him look ridiculous.” –Frank Rich


Please read the article here.

December 15, 2009

Glenn Beck Is A Whore

Definitive proof.

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December 8, 2009

Yes, that’s real.

Lady Gaga and Queen

Here’s an article about her meeting with the Queen from Telegraph.co.uk
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November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving: “We got hosed!”

It’s about time they started keeping it on the real with the kids!

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