Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jumping The Shark With Sister Sarah

Sarah Palin 2007

In TV writer lingo, "Jumping the shark" signifies the episode where the series started downhill in the ratings leading directly to it's eventual death, i.e. cancellation by the network. The shark came from one segment in "Happy Days" when the Fonzi character literally jumped a shark in the water while water skiing. After that segment was aired the ratings tanked.
When did Sister Sarah Palin jump the shark? Maybe it was when she testified in Knoxville? Or maybe it was the shout out: "Drill, Baby Drill!" Or when she endorsed the loser, Joe Miller in the Senate race up there in her former home state? It could be the first Travel Channel airing of her "Death Valley Days Alaska Show." That show is certainly a political maneuver for Sister Sarah following the publicity pattern of blue blood republican Ronald Reagan's 1960's TV show "Death Valley Days." An old friend in D.C. once told me that Death Valley show was key to Reagan becoming a national political icon. The show transformed Reagan into a cowboy father figure from the far west to most Americans. Sister Sarah is attempting to do the same. The difference is that the former governor from Alaska has been stepping on many sensitive toes of the old Republican guard. Such behavior will certainly lead Sister Sarah to sing "The Someday Blues." "Someday maybe she can be the pres. Someday maybe she can be the tops. Someday maybe she can make more bucks."
And there it is. It looks like Sister Sarah is in it for the money and the celebrity just like many in the national political arena. But that's not what the old Tea Baggers want. They want the entire government, and the USA, to look like the 2011 US Senate. No Black people. No power for anyone except the white corporate shills of some other era.
And in another era there is precedent for this. Look at the populist William Jennings Bryan of the early 1900's. Bryan defended the hardshell religious people who would hear not of apes and science but only of an unseen god and the bible of the Jews and King James. Bryan ended up selling lots down in Coral Gables, Florida. Maybe Sister Sarah can find a slot on Home Shopping Network for Alaska Bearskin products. Anyway it was nice seeing you Sister. Now please get off the cable nets. The fickle USA audience is now looking elsewhere for their nostrum for fear.

William Jennings Bryan 1910

Friday, April 16, 2010

Liars & Losers & Fascists

Father Charles Edward Coughlin (1891 – 1979)

The republicans and other liars and losers have almost succeeded. They have almost shown how democracy can be subverted in our nation. In so doing over the last thirteen months the republicans have proven at least two things: they are all "L"s (put the hand sign on your forehead) as in Losers, and they are all "L"s (again on the forehead) as in Liars. One guy who was a speech writer for W. Bush was fired from his job at the Heritage Foundation (a republican loser org) because he said that the republican party was controlled by Fox News.

The little queen of Fox News, Glenda Beck ran a story about Father Coughlin recently. A Wikipedia post said "Beck was criticized for calling 'Social Justice' a code word used by churches after airing a piece on Coughlin on March 11, 2010 which associated the term 'Social Justice' with Coughlin's publication of the same name and Coughlin's fascist politics following the American nazi Fritz Kuhn of the 1930s."

Father Coughlin is apparently admired by Beck. Just like Beck, Coughlin was an adamant loud-mouthed opponent of Communism who reached an audience of millions. In the late 1930s Coughlin slammed President Roosevelt as a socialist and a tool of the "international Jewish conspiracy." Sounds just like Beck's lies about President Obama.

Father Coughlin was bankrolled to a large extent by Henry Ford. Yes the Henry Ford, the good old inventor of production lines who got cheap labor from the American south to cheaply build his inventive autos. Like Father Coughlin, Glenda Beck and his celebrity commentator gang at Fox News are bankrolled by a latter day billionaire, Rupert Murdoch.

Rupert Murdoch comes from a wealthy, privileged newspaper family down in Melbourne, Australia. Murdoch's News Corporation is a darling of the New York stock exchange this past year because the stock value has shot up by over one hundred percent. It is true that most of that increase was due to the great success of the "Avatar" movie.

Having no youthful avatar for himself, Murdoch may be a desiccated old guy, but he is acutely aware to the extent that he knows well the math of making money. What Murdoch may not fully realize is that Fox News's content looks a lot like propaganda. Fox News's content is not spin. It is full of lies. Just like some politicians in the US Congress the celebrity commentators on Fox News simply lie where it serves their purpose. Lies like this are propaganda. The same propaganda that the fascists in Germany smeared across Europe in the 1930's. Murdoch may truthfully believe that the words of Fox News do not have that much impact because he is from a privileged socio-economic class that embraces a similar sort of discourse as light and carefree small talk in the afternoon served with mint juleps and lemonade on the manor house veranda.

Almost beyond belief, in the real world out on the highways of fly-over America there are many partially educated, privileged people who rigidly believe the lies that are put before them as truth on Fox News. These people and tea baggers and other loud-mouthed gangs all get their truth from Fox News. CNN and other news orgs deliriously follow these people, their gangs and their meetings across the land. It apparently makes good news when some populist loser raves on and on using lies heard on Fox News. Even on the floor of the US Senate comes lines of Fox News liars and losers and fascists. Mitch "Mr. Magoo" McConnell stated the other day that President Obama's proposed bill to regulate Wall Street is a "big government give-away." That is a lie. Mr. Magoo simply re-stated the lie of the day from the losers and fascists at Fox News.

It is PR 101 (Public Relations 101) game strategy to keep repeating the same lie over and over again, and eventually the people you are targeting will believe the lie as truth. But this remains a lie. The celebrity commentators on Fox News and the populist darlings are all telling lies. They are liars. And they are probably fascists because they keep telling the same lies. In their exquisite denial, these losers continue repeating the same lies to themselves and anyone who will listen.

Most of the celebrities on Fox News are fascists and liars and losers. Anyone who believes ten percent of what the Fox News celebrity commentators are saying is supporting fascism and liars and losers. They are fascists and they are liars and they are losers. Dick Morris is a fascist and a liar and a loser. Glenda Beck is a fascist and a liar and a loser. Dick Cheney is a fascist and a liar and a loser without a heartbeat. Karl Rove is a fascist and a liar and a loser. Get the liars and losers and fascists off the air waves. Complain to the sponsors who buy the time for ads. Give the tea baggers the "L" hand sign. Give Murdoch the "L" hand sign. Spread the truth.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sarah Palin Seen in Video at the Voyeur Club

Fresh on the heels of the $2000 scandal, Foxnews just ran a headline that a security camera video at the entrance to the Voyeur Club in West Hollywood recorded the original Girl-Gone-Vogue, SARAH PALIN with the RNC group.
A representative for PALIN, political consultant ERIK BROWN has refused to answer questions about the veracity of this story.

Meanwhile PALIN made an appearance dressed in black leather at a Utah gathering of the Tea Baggers. PALIN denied the video tapes saying, "The videos were falsely created by a group of Hollywood socialists to discredit her stand against communism and muslims in America."

At a press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona's SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN disavowed any further affiliation with the former Alaska governor. In a private interview with the Phoenix Press Ledger newspaper, MCCAIN stated PALIN's support just wasn't working out for him.

MCCAIN also said PALIN's values were not in keeping with the moral high ground of republicans across the nation, and that PALIN still owes an unstated amount of money to MCCAIN for his endorsement of her on the 2008 republican vice-presidential ticket.

So, ... APRIL FOOLS from Martinshushu!

But it sure could be true, couldn't it?