May 19th, 2010

GetDownAmerica

This Is The Way The World Ends...Not With A Bang But A Splat

I mentioned a short time ago how angry it made me that people were talking about shooting politicians who backed Obamacare dead.  I said there was no need for us to turn the US into a friggin' banana republic, vote them out.  Run yourself, become the change you want to see.

The people have spoken.

And they said, "Fuckin' A!"

The heads of the parties have been urging voters to remember the years of experience and service of their chosen few.  They are finding this is the wrong thing to remind people of.  Voter discontent in general and Tea Partiers in particular are turning establishment politicians, including some of the big names, into street pizzas.  Waking up this morning and seeing the news headlines makes this antidisestablishmentarian tingle like a prom queen.

Let's take a look at the trail of the dead:

*  Kentucky gave it's support to Rand Paul, the son of Ron Paul, who I stumped for and voted for in the Illinois primaries in 2008.  Runs in the family.

*  Arlen Specter was running for the D's again.  He had union support and White House support.  Obama said he do everything he could to stump for him, and Veep Biden said he's do everything he could.  Well, those two saw the writing on the wall.  Obama was touring an 85 ton electric arc furnace right on the border but not setting foot in the state, and Biden was in Iowa.  When I went to bed, the news media that colluded to get Obama elected was saying Specter was holding off his challenger.  This morning, the truth -- he lost to Joe Sestak, a Representative and outside who had no union or White House support.

*  In Arkansas, Senator Blanche Lincoln was facing a challenge by Bill Halter.  How's he doing?  He didn't win, but he did well enough to force a runoff vote.  So this patient may still live, but she's gonna be hurting for a looooooong time.

* Two weeks ago in Utah, Bob Bennett, one of the R's Senators, gave an impassioned speech about remembering his years of experience and all the great things he's done since joining the Senate in 1992.  Voters remembered his support of the bailouts and work on Obamacare and sent him packing.

*  In Florida, Charlie Christ is a popular R governor who decided he was going to run for the state's open Senate seat.  He has recently announced he is going to run as a third party for the seat.  You know, one of those candidate the D's and R's laugh at as never having a chance.  Because he can't get the support to win his party's nomination for the seat.

D's are scared because they know they've pushed voters too far.  R's are scared because they can't tame the beast.  Remember how ecstatic they were during the votes last November, especially in Massachusetts, where D's were losing and they were winning and how they were gloating that the Legislative Branch was as good as theirs this fall?  The courting of Tea Partiers during the Obamacare vote, only to downplay them (remember the memo and interviews where they said repealing Obamacare is not a priority) is coming back to haunt them.  Mitch McConnell, the R Senate Minority Leader, was asked about what he thinks of the primary results so far.  "Obviously the biggest item around the Hill this week is the oil spill in Louisiana."  In other words, the Establishment has gone to DEFCON RED!  EVERYONE DUCK AND FUCKIN' COVER!

The people should not be afraid of their government.  The government should be afraid of its people.

Oh, are they afraid this morning.
RatReading

How Much For Just The Nihilism?

So, to review....

Dynamite has bought the Dabel Brothers.  They bought Vampirella.  They have licensed the Lone Ranger, Red Sonja, Green Hornet, and the Phantom.  They have created a new Kirbyverse.  They are in a partnership with Liquid Comics.  They are giving Pat Lee another shot at the big time.

Now, Dynamite has bought the rights to all things associated with Chaos Comics, save one detail -- Lady Death, which got snapped up by Avatar Press and is being relaunched.  But all the others from the stable (Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Lady Demon, Chastity, Smiley the Psychotic Button, and so on) are now owned lock, stock, and barrel by Dynamite.

Whew!  For a minute there, I thought Dynamite was going to come out with a title I actually wanted to read!
RatReading

Boom! Boom! Out Go The Lights!

One thing I learned early on was not to tease someone spoiling for a fight.  You won't get the results you intended.

Something got into the water for the state of Arizona.  They passed a law authorizing police to verify the legality of someone (after searching, I find a lot of noise about it being racist and creating a police state, but what I've found is the farthest thing from that.  Basically, if the police have already detained you, for a traffic stop or something, when they ask for your ID, that is when they can check your status.  They can't just walk through the mall and start asking people, they'll be thrown out on their asses if they do.  Basically, they have been authorized to do what Immigration is supposed to be doing).  Obama's AG said he was going to challenge the law, but about a week ago, admitted he hadn't read what he was speaking so vehemently against.  People want to protest anything Arizona related, including the iced tea that is made in New York.

Los Angeles decided to really step things up.  They are engineering a city boycott of Arizona.  Admittedly, they won't lose much, not a lot of Los Angeles business has anything to do with Arizona.

Well, Arizona's decided to play hardball.  25% of LA's power is licensed from Arizona.  If LA goes through with its threatened boycott, Arizona is going to kick out the plug going to LA.  Curious that getting power from somewhere else wasn't part of the boycott plan.  LA is maintaining that LA is part owner of power plants and Arizona has no right to do this.  It's only going to get stranger from here.

I was originally going to call this "Power Play", but a few online news sites, including LA's NBC station, are already using it.
Peter G

Out Fox

Before I get too far into this, I have to preface it with a disclaimer.  I have said before that people cannot help who or what they are sexually attracted to, it's just how we are wired up.  So, just because I don't think someone is sexy does not mean I don't think anyone should think they are sexy, just that I don't get it.

My life is filled with hearing guys talk about how great some women are while I just sit there.  Jessica Simpson, for example.  A woman I dated during the days of "Newlyweds" said she had never met a guy who wasn't turned on by Simpson.  I told her it was tough for me to feel sexual about someone I wanted to CHOKE THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF BECAUSE SHE WAS SO FUCKING DUMB!  I find a sense of humor, fun, and intelligence sexy.  When Junkyard Wars was running, I had a crush on Cathy Rogers, who held two science degrees from Cambridge.  I guess you could say I'm looking for a woman who gives mind (I'm not saying this is the ONLY consideration, but it definitely helps).

So, a lot of current starlets don't really do anything for me.  Lindsay Lohan has never struck me as sexy because all I can think about is how messed up she is.  Paris Hilton, 'nuff said.  Pamela Anderson.  Angelina Jolie.  I get WHY people think they are sexy, but they just don't spin my crank.

Another one that I don't get?  Megan Fox.

Yes, I recognize the irony of throwing caution to the wind when stating my political theories, but issue a disclaimer about not finding certain women hot....

Megan Fox has spent a lot of time making movies that showcase her body (I will admit, the cell phone commercial was hilarious) or doing her O face and complaining that no one views her as a serious actress.  During the Transformers 2 shoot, a pissing match broke out.  She compared director Michael Bay to Napoleon and Hitler.  The crew then wrote an open letter complaining about Fox's unprofessional behavior on the set.  Bay got everyone to calm down and said he was looking forward to shooting Transformers 3 with her.  Photography has already begun, in fact.

Tonight, Asskiss...sorry, Access Hollywood broke the story.  Fox is gone from Transformers 3.  Fox's reps say she jumped.  Insiders say she was pushed.  The official line is that Shia LaBeouf's character would have more room to expand storywise if he wasn't tied down to a girlfriend.  Yeah, and I'm sure he'll wind up with a girl by the end of this installment.

Once again, for me, it's no great loss.  Megan Fox doesn't really appeal to me.  But I can't help but think she brought this on herself.  I mean, Transformers is the only real hit she has.  Her other projects like Jennifer's Body bombed horribly, and Jonah Hex is looking to be a tougher sell in the wake of poor comic book movie revenues from Kick Ass and The Losers.  I hope she invested her money wisely, or has better roles lined up, or Transformers 2 will be the last big hit on her resume.