Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Politics As Usual? Bill Mahr Rants On Barack Obama

Bill Mahr is a witty comedian who sometimes confuses the difference between being a comedian and a witty political analyst and scholar. His early years of comedy were good and displayed his excellent wit. Lately he has let his humor languish in favor of political and religious commentary, which seems to be leaning further to the left. Although our political views are not in agreement, he normally has an intelligent view from the left which bears hearing.

That said, I have no use for most politicians no matter what their political affiliation. I am an Independent who believes there should be a third political or centrist party which would be a middle of the road party desiring what is right and based on logic, not on political affiliation.

I did not like President George W. Bush. His obvious lack of intelligence combined with his mangling of the English language did not allow me to look up to or admire him. Bush, however, did effect some good things for America and although he will never be ranked very high on the list of former presidents, he still deserves respect for doing the best he could.

I do not like President Barack Obama. His "American Idol" campaign style and subsequent election made a mockery of the election process. His refusal to take a firm stand if the subject makes him look bad makes the presidency look like a beauty contest. His reliance on his oratorical skills to evade any hot subject makes him look like the proverbial used car salesman (show me the car fax). Yet Obama has some good ideas and at this point in time, the decision is still out as to what he will accomplish as president.

As for Bill Mahr and others like him, there are always the "special" few who help confirm my belief in a celebrity version of the "Peter Principal", which states "In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence." Having a nice economic niche in life just doesn't seem to be enough for these types. Unlike the struggling working public who would be quite content with such a lifestyle, these "special" few tend to leave their forte for greener pastures.

Cases in point include: Former "actor" and now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his political ability to bring the state of California to near bankruptcy. Former professional wrestler Governor Jesse Ventura who, among other idiotic moves, once vetoed a bill requiring public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance once a week. Former B-List comedienne Joy Behar, who leans so far the the left that she has to wear a lift in her shoe to stand erect. Behar, a sleazebag, foul-mouthed hack in her early comedic years, now sits as a panelist on "The View" and sometime sits in for Larry King.

Mahr, a firm democrat, did make a remarkable rant this past week as to Obama being constantly on television. Although much of Obama's television presence is not of his own making, rather that of the hack media-types frothing at the mouth and wallet in Obamamania ($), Mahr's rant is an interesting democrat on democrat point of view.

Here is the excerpt from Bill Mahr's recent television rant. You may want to turn off my music playlist audio to hear it.

Congratulations to David Letterman standing up and being a man in his public apology to Willow and Bristol Palin, Governor Palin and her family for his untoward and crude remarks.

Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are becoming very instrumental in the current strife and turmoil happening in Iran. It quite amazes me at the number of pictures and other information being sent around the world to draw attention to the apparent illegalities during and since the Iranian presidential election.

Although I do have Facebook and MySpace pages, I am not a big fan of trite or other useless information that is posted on these sites. While pictures and other pertinent information between family and friends is great, I really don't need to know that you just took a dump or you're going to the mall to shop. That point aside, the usefulness of open and truthful reaction to social, political and governmental activities is surprising and welcome.

In reaction to Senator John Ensign's recent admission of having an extra-marital affair, have you ever noticed that these people usually admit having an affair and immediately find Jesus just before being exposed?

This Date In History: 1775; The Battle of Bunker Hill, the first large-scale engagement of the American War of Independence, is fought in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 1789; As the French Revolution approaches, the Third Estate, an assembly of common people, declares itself the National Assembly, in an attempt to wrest political power from Louis XVI.

1940; SS Lancastria is sunk by German bombers off St Nazaire, France, killing thousands in Britain’s worst maritime disaster. 1972; Men are caught in the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.; the cover-up of White House involvement led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.

Picture Of The Day: Bill Mahr, aside from being a comedian, is also known for his documentary, "Religulous." It is basically an anti-religion movie which loosely follows Charles Darwin's ideology and dismisses religion as one would dismiss idle gossip.

Although everyone has the right to express his or her own religious (or lack of) doctrines, I think I might not want to irritate the heavens, just in case. There's nothing like a lightning bolt to help you find Jesus.

Birthdays: Edward I, English king 1239, Charles XII, Swedish king and general 1682, John Wesley, English theologian, evangelist, and founder of Methodism 1703, Charles Fran├žois Gounod, French composer 1818, Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer 1882, Charles Eames, American architect and designer 1907.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated, but not be able to say it. 2) Atheism is a non-prophet organization. 3) Professional football player Dante Stalworth struck and killed a pedestrian while intoxicated and received a one month sentence. While an outraged public protested, no one bothered to listen to the fact that the family of the pedestrian and Stalworth arrived at an undisclosed financial settlement. Bottom can get a way with murder if you have enough money and your family is composed of financial prostitutes! 4) I often wonder how they get deer to cross at those yellow deer-crossing signs. 5) I found out how they made the Mount Rushmore carvings keep from falling to the ground......

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A kilted Scotsman was walking down a country path after finishing off a large amount of whisky at a local pub. He felt quite sleepy and decided to nap against a tree. As he slept, two female tourists heard his loud snoring. When they found him, one said, "I've always wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt."

She boldly walked over to the sleeper, raised his kilt, and saw that he wore nothing at all. Her friend said, "Well, the mystery is solved! Let's thank him for sharing!" She took off her pretty blue hair ribbon and gently tied it around the Scotsman's endowment.

A while later, the Scotsman was awakened by the call of nature. He raised his kilt and was bewildered at the sight of the neatly tied blue ribbon. He stared for a minute, then said, "I don't know where you've been laddie, but it's nice to see you won first prize!"

Two lawyers are leaving the office. The first lawyer says. "I can't wait to get home. As soon as I walk in the door, I'm going to rip my wife's panties right off." The second lawyer says, "I know the feeling." The first lawyers says. "No, I'm serious, they're killing me."

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? They can track her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 12 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. I think the solution is to give every illegal alien a cow.

That's it for today my little chipmunks. It's Hump Day and AREA 51 sounds like a good idea. More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


Linda's World said...

I think Bill Mahr is a jerk. But that's just my opinion. 70* and humid here in Washington today. Almost perfect. Linda

Julie said...

I think we need a 3rd party also. I think Bush is smarter then he came across but I didn't like all his policies and you know how I feel about Obama. Can't stand Mahr.... hummmmm that about covers it. I do like you though Jimmy.;-) Funny jokes

Karen said...

enjoyable read, Jimmy!

Rose said...

I have always enjoyed Bill Mahr as a witty comedian.

I think Bush was a total Ass!

I think Obama has a tough road ahead of himself with obstacles that it tough for anyone that sits in that Presidental seat with the mess that was left on his lap........not easy. Let's be honest about this part......


Pamela said...

I totally agree we need a 3rd party. Love coming always give me something to think about and a good laugh.

Joann said...

Loved Mt. Rushmore!! And the "HITS"!!! You crack me up!!