America: The Kardashian Years
Life in the Time of Low Information Voters
I used to love American popular culture. I found it rich, diverse and endlessly amusing. These days, I rarely go to the movies or plays and cannot bear to watch television. Even the radio with its repetitive, uninformative news snippets annoys. Our popular culture has moved from family favorites like Your Show of Shows, The Wonder Years, and I Love Lucy to the minute by minute coverage of celebrities not known for their wit, charm, or beauty, They are known for nothing other than the willingness to put their every part of bodies on narcissistic display and to promote the latest chichi leftwing cause.
Alicia Colon examines the phenomenon of the low information voters such a dross culture produces
Right now they are clueless. Consequently they have allowed the Democrats to hijack and distort the GOP’s positions on virtually every issue. Republicans, therefore, don’t care about the middle class and only want to reduce the taxes of the rich. They are also racists who want to keep minorities down. These distortions are repeated often by anchors on MSNBC and the alphabet networks. CNN is always on in the social service offices and in airports and the formerly legitimate cable station is so far on the decline that it feels comfortable allowing disgusting antics by amoral hosts on its New Year’s Eve broadcast.
But it is folly to assume that all the low-info voters are poorly educated or on the dole. College students and graduates of liberal academia have been completely indoctrinated in leftist ideology and loathe all things conservative. Their bibles include the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times which routinely carry and affirm the Democrat lies.
Hollywood trots out alarming films on climate change, environmental doom and the racist doings of evil white men. Stars like Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Morgan Freeman use their talents to shill for the administration and the Democrats. The hypocrites that filmed that anti-gun ad calling for action following the Sandy Hook school massacre blithely ignore their participation in films glamorizing a violent gun culture. Democrats called for the ban on all assault weapons with some leftist reporter asking if we really needed such a weapon to kill an animal.
At one point even Saturday Night Live took note of the clueless citizens among us. Its target was the undecided voter, but a broader sweep was called for. How else to explain that voters elected a man with no executive experience in 2008 (and virtually no other relevant experience of any sort) and then re-elected him after he demonstrated beyond peradventure of doubt why his election to office was a stupid idea in the first place.
Nominations to Die From: “The Muzzle is Off”
Jewish voters have been notoriously slow to notice that their former friends on the left side of the aisle have abandoned Israel. But — just perhaps — the nominations of Chuck Hagel, John Brennan, and John Kerry, the troika of nominees for Secretaries of State and Defense and head of the CIA most hostile to Israel in U.S. history, might get them to turn off Jon Stewart, pitch their copies of the New York Times, and start paying attention to real news.
Barry Rubin explains Obama’s “muzzle is off”:
–Their ideas and views are horrible. This is especially so on Middle Eastern issues but how good are they on anything else? True, they are all hostile to Israel but this isn’t the first time people who think that way held high office. Far worse is that they are pro-Islamist as well as being dim-witted about U.S. interests in a way no foreign policy team has been in the century since America walked onto the world stage.
Brennan is no less than the father of the pro-Islamist policy. [snip]
–They are all stupid people. Some friends said I shouldn’t write this because it is a subjective judgment and sounds mean-spirited. But honest, it’s true. [snip]Smart people can make bad judgments; regular people with common sense often make bad judgments less often. But stupid, arrogant people with terrible ideas are a disaster.
Kerry, of course, was the most energetic backer of sponsoring Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad before the revolt began. Now he will be the most energetic backer of putting the Muslim Brotherhood into power in Syria. Here is a man who once generalized about American soldiers in Vietnam as being baby-killers and torturers. Such things certainly happened but Kerry made the blame collective, except for himself of course.
As for Hagel, suffice it to say that the embarrassing quotes and actions from him in the past — including his opposition to sanctions against Iran — fueled a response to his proposed nomination so strong that the administration had to back down for a while.
What would have happened if President Harry Truman turned over American defense, diplomacy, and intelligence in 1946 to those who said that Stalin wanted peace and that Communist rule in Central Europe was a good thing?
Obama has been president of the United States for four years. Yet in foreign policy, having some decent and competent people in high positions mitigated the damage. Well, the reins are now loosed; the muzzle is offRead more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/america_the_kardashian_years.html#ixzz2IwTUm8AY
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Shoot, the Gun Grab Threats are Toothless
Facts — they just don’t matter like they used to.
Neither does the Constitution, if you listen to Joe Biden, New York Governor Cuomo, and other politicians grabbing the microphones to take advantage of the low information voters’ short attention span by proposing a series of unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership (or Nancy Pelosi on the 14th Amendment).
Kimberly Strassel explains very clearly why any sweeping gun reforms being bruited about will be dead on arrival:
On the other side is the reality that any of these proposals must, in the normal course of things, pass Congress. A few quick facts about that body. 1) More than half of its members have an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. 2) The few members today calling for gun control are the same few who have always called for gun control. 3) The House is run by Republicans.
Despite the press’s exuberant efforts to cast congressional gun supporters as having changed their minds, there has been no actual movement. Senate Democrat Joe Manchin caused a media sensation when he declared, immediately after Sandy Hook, that nobody needed “30 rounds in a clip.” Less reported was that it took the Democrat about the time necessary for your average West Virginian to drive to a ballot box to clarify that statement and to add that he’s “so proud of the NRA.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, even with the press’s best efforts to parse his remarks, has committed himself to nothing more than a “thoughtful debate.”
Montana’s Jon Tester and Max Baucus, Alaska’s Mark Begich, Arkansas’s Mark Pryor, South Dakota’s Tim Johnson, Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu — all are quiet on that red-state Democratic front. North Dakota’s brand new senator, Heidi Heitkamp, declared proposals mulled by the Biden task force as “way in the extreme” and “not gonna pass.” Unlike Mr. Obama, all of these members still face elections.
Over in the House, when asked recently what was more likely — passage of gun control or Speaker John Boehner becoming a pagan — a senior GOP leadership aide told Buzzfeed: “Probably the latter.”
Last Night, I Learned About Real Courage
Mollie Hemingway, Ed. · January 14, 2013 at 8:18am
Mark and I watched a bit of the Golden Globes last night. I learned about how very many “journeys” all of these actors and directors are on. And they have travel partners who make their journeys possible. And they go all the way, on these journeys, from being an actor who hadn’t yet performed that given role to being an actor who had. What a journey!
Neil Armstrong went on a journey. I am not entirely sure Django Unchained‘s Christopher Waltz did the same.
Anyway, the other thing actors and directors did was show bravery and courage. Mostly the evening was focused on hailing the anti-Sarah Palin movie Game Change. Yawn.
Director Jay Roach explained just how “brave” Julianne Moore was to mock Sarah Palin in her role. To which I’ll offer up two tweets in response:
@MoRocca: Yes, so brave of Hollywood actress Julianne Moore to make fun of Sarah Palin.
@AndyLevy: Haven’t been able to tweet since learning how brave it was for Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin cuz I’m afraid she’ll never work again
Making a movie, starring known stage and screen talents, based off of one of the most popular musicals of all time shows courage, said star Hugh Jackman:
“Les Miserables is a project of passion; it took a lot of courage to make it,” declared the handsome actor before thanking his cast mates and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness in a passionate and heart-felt speech.
Writing about your experiences to the acclaim of all elites shows courage:
9:30 p.m. Modern Family nominee Julie Bowen commends comedy actress winner Lena Dunham’s courage and tells THR she lives HBO’s Girls. “I wish I had her courage,” she says. “I’m so glad that generation has someone to tell their stories.”
Michael J. Fox’s son Sam Michael made his debut as Mr. Golden Globe, thereby showing … courage:
Sam has never had any showbiz aspirations, so this was kind of out of the blue,” his famous dad told Access Hollywood Sunday night. “I love that he’s got the courage and the curiosity and the sense of adventure to do it.”
Even the Hollywood Foreign Press Association showed courage, according to the San Francisco Chronicle:
It’s humbling to be around so much courage. Maybe I can take a journey like theirs someday, where I will also learn about bravery.
The whole article is worth reading. It is amazing the level of deluded narcissism Hollywood is capable of.
I called this section Evil and Insanity. The reason for the first is because I remember once hearing that the opposition is not evil, just wrong. Watching what is going on in this country now I can no longer agree. Our opposition is evil, actually. The commit evil, support evil and actively worship evil now. I don’t mean this in a religious way either, I mean this in a solid, there is good and evil, no shades of gray way.
Secondly I said Insanity. What we are seeing is insanity in action. Ensuring a future where the children of this country are endangered even more in order to advance an agenda is both evil and insane. The gun grabbers plans would leave the most defenseless as human sacrifices on the altar of liberalism. If they were serious we would follow the lead of several schools around the nation and allow off duty Deputies and Police Officers armed with purchased AR-15’s to protect our children.
But in the word of the token lib on Hannity’s radio show today. “We can’t have armed security, because they could potentially be a danger.”
Evil and Insanity people. Coming soon to your schools, homes, workplace, grocery store, and everywhere else.