Posted by: nhfalcon | February 15, 2010

Just Another Random Monday v.2.15.10

* – remember the muppets doing “Bohemian Rhapsody”?

Well, what about letting Beaker try “Dust in the Wind“?

* – you know, it really is a shame that some commercials are banned in the U.S….

* – I wish I had the time to dissect the “Top 100 Hottest Women” polls in this kind of depth.

* – are these really the ten sexiest songs of all time?

(I’ll cop to really liking #9, though…)

* – some more info has been leaked about the new Harry Potter theme park.

* – I knew that Seagal had made all of these B-movies, but I didn’t know he had his own TV show now on A&E!

* – here’s hoping!

* – you know, once upon a time I kinda liked Captain America

* – so I finished reading Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue a little while ago. Not a bad read at all. It was interesting to get her side of the story. Is her story just a bunch of propaganda? Could be. Is it just a bunch of lies? Possibly.

The way I figure it, though, her side of the story is as likely to be the truth as the mainstream media’s side of the story.

* – now, I’ll admit to not being completely blown away by any of the GOPs potential 2012 presidential candidates at the moment. However, after reading this, I like Tim Pawlenty a little more.

(one of these days I’ll have to do a post about how I feel about those various candidates…)

* – I cannot believe there are schools in this country that would seriously consider not teaching any American history prior to the Reconstruction! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

The sad thing is is that I remember a similar proposal being bandied about at the school I taught at during my internship. The argument was that the Revolution and the Civil War already had their own courses as electives and that Civics was a requirement for all freshmen, so wasn’t Early American History superfluous?

Um, no.

Fortunately, despite the Social Studies department being made up pretty much exclusively of folks who leaned to the left politically, everybody agreed with me.

* – you may hear laughter in the background, but it’s pretty clear Obama was serious when he said this:

* – when a man approves a $1.9 trillion debt hike, you don’t really take him seriously about controlling government spending, do you?

* – when a man repeatedly tells you he won’t raise your taxes on the campaign trail but then says he’s “agnostic” about the idea a little more tha a year later, you do start to wonder why you voted for him, don’t you?

* – when a man blasts the rich on a seemingly daily basis and then says he doesn’t begrudge them their wealth, you do see the hypocrisy dripping off him, don’t you?

* – for those of you who think Glenn Beck isn’t about free speech (unless you think the same way he does), check this out:

“GLENN: If you listen to the show, you know one of the themes is question with boldness. I didn’t think that was that bold of a question. I thought that was a softball question. When we keep hearing that she’s a Truther or surrounded herself with Truthers, don’t you think you should ask? She couldn’t answer it, at least not to my satisfaction. If you’re mad at somebody, quite honestly you should be mad at her. She could have said no. She could have said yes. Instead she dodged or equivocated. I mean, all you people who are saying, “Oh, it’s not that big of a deal,” you better question your own values on whether you’re a Truther or not. And if you are, let me say it again. That’s fine. I’m not trying to shut down anybody’s free speech. You want to question with boldness? Is there a bigger questioning with boldness than that? “I think our government blew up the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon.” Yeah, there’s no bigger question you can ask.

PAT: Questions have all been asked and answered but if you want to, go ahead.

GLENN: And if you believe that, you have a responsibility to continue to ask that question. And to continue to stand up for yourself.”

All of that was in reference to an interview Glenn did on his radio show February 11th with Debra Medina, a Texas political candidate. She was asked if she was a 9/11 Truther. She did not give a direct answer, neither yes nor no. She danced all around the place without giving an answer. After the interview (the quote above is from the day after the interview) Glenn made it plain that he vehemently disagrees with 9/11 Truthers, but he then emphatically stated that if you are, that’s fine. Believe what you want to believe. Do your research. Find out the facts. Question with boldness. But, given the severity of this question – that the United States federal government knowingly and willingly allowed those attacks to happen and for 3,000 people to die (you know, kind of like the conspiracy theory about FDR and Pearl Harbor) – if you are a 9/11 Truther then you need to follow through with your responsibilities as a citizen and do something with/about the information you’ve uncovered.

Does that sound like somebody who wants to shut you up (unless, of course, you agree with him)?

Yeah, how’s that outstretched-hand-unclenched-fist thing working out for you?

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Responses

  1. GREAT. Now “Dust in the Wind” is going to be stuck in my head all day…

    • and not just any “Dust in the Wind,” Mrs. C. – BEAKER’S version of “DitW.”

      “Meee-Mee-Meee-EEEE-Me-me-me-me-me…” 🙂

  2. Captain and Tenille’s sexiest song was Muskrat Love.

  3. PS – and that same school system is considering replacing world history with something called global studies that will focus on things such as global warming. That belongs in science. History belongs in history. This is high school. Build the foundation on basics, then get specialized in college.

  4. Utah is considering making 12th grade optional.

  5. That sexiest song list is ridiculous. I said before I clicked it that if I didn’t see “Wicked Game” it was highly suspect.

    Obama’s support is rapidly dwindling to just the hive-mind liberal ideologues. He’s torched all of his goodwill, middle-of-the-road support, and he’s far too narcissistic to entertain the proposition that he’s just not very good at this whole leadership thing. Nope, the problem is with us dumbass rubes who aren’t listening enough to what he’s saying.

    Keep it up, Barry. Hammer down. Don’t change a thing. Loving your work, my friend.

    Can’t wait to run that insufferable jackass back to Chicago.

  6. Ooooh – “Wicked Game”! Good call, Bo!

    I’ve always liked “That’s The Way Goes” by Janet Jackson.

  7. Glenn Beck is not just a liar and a hypocrite. I found him with his “pants down.” Find out more at The Glenn Beck Review.


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