Six More Random Things

Six more things pushing me towards that inevitable psychotic meltdown:

dl1) D.L. Hughley – I have never sought this person out.  On the few occasions when I’ve been watching CNN and he has appeared, he has not been funny.  Yet his entire job is to be funny.  Why does he have a show, much less a career?

weh12) Paul Harvey – another “personality” I never sought out.  I had to listen to him when I worked at a pharmacy during high school.  He was then, and remained, a conservative windbag fond of making shit up.  Rush Limbaugh damages the country by screaming and pounding his widdle fat fist. Harvey damaged the country quietly, but just as profoundly.  Good riddance.

3) P Diddy:


Did you really need to know that? Did you even want to?

SHOWBIZ Celtic Ireland 14) Celtic Woman – I am sick and fucking tired of this sort of Hibernian hooey.  You can add to that silly Scottish shit such as Highland HeartbeatWatch the video – I dare you.  It’s fucking unwatchable. This sort of shit belongs in Branson. PBS is for Inspector Morse, Masterpiece Theater, and New Yankee Workshop.

5) Rick Santelli – and his fucking rant.  Which was, you know, planned.

What we discovered is that Santelli’s “rant” was not at all spontaneous as his alleged fans claim, but rather it was a carefully-planned trigger for the anti-Obama campaign. In PR terms, his February 19th call for a “Chicago Tea Party” was the launch event of a carefully organized and sophisticated PR campaign, one in which Santelli served as a frontman, using the CNBC airwaves for publicity, for the some of the craziest and sleaziest rightwing oligarch clans this country has ever produced. Namely, the Koch family, the multibilllionaire owners of the largest private corporation in America, and funders of scores of rightwing thinktanks and advocacy groups, from the Cato Institute and Reason Magazine to FreedomWorks. The scion of the Koch family, Fred Koch, was a co-founder of the notorious extremist-rightwing John Birch Society.

The Kochs are out to get Obama, and it’s going to make Scaife’s War on the Clintons look like a fucking tea party.

APTOPIX ZIMBABWE MUGABE6) Robert Mugabe – his people are starving, dying, and he’s celebrating his birthday?  I am not a fan of political assassinations, but this guy needs two in the hat.  It’s amazing someone hasn’t taken him out. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The birthday celebrations come as Zimbabwe struggles with the world’s highest inflation, food shortages and a cholera epidemic which the World Health Organisation says has killed 3,894 people since August last year.

There have been more than 84,000 reported cases, says the WHO.

More than half the population is believed to need food aid, while just 10% of adults have a regular job.

So my gentle snowflakes, what’s pissing you off?


The fact that it seems that all of the people closest to me are losing jobs due to the economy.

Georgia’s state legislators getting pissy at professors for doing things like, oh, travel, in order to do research — even though such travel is funded by private and federal grants, not state taxpayer dollars. And the TV stations who fail to mention these little facts.

@SanFranLefty: Ditto that. I fear for Mr. Cub’s job as his company has declared Chapter 11, and has announced that closures will happen — they’re just not specifying where. Great for relieving anxiety.

Re: Hughley. I share your cluelessness. Caught bits of his short-lived Comedy Central show, and snippets of the CNN version, and while I feel inclined to like him, I have yet to find a reason.

On the other hand, I fear a fresh season of Mencia approaching. The man is an abomination to comedy.

DL Hughley has some funny moments, but they are few and far between. I went to see him in NYC with my niece a few years ago. We both liked the opening act much better: Bill Burr. DL got a tenth of the laughs that Burr got.

Congratulations, Raging Monk! You have received a very special pink slip laying you off from “the world’s largest logistics company.”

I’ll never spend another penny on those dick gristles. Morans.

@blogenfreude: I thought I was the only PBS viewer that thought that Celtic Women was snappy-pop watered-down white-girl abominations of Celtic standards. Better yet, could we get Celtic Women and Robert Mugabe on the same fund-raising concert special?

Re: pdiddy’s brag about the 36 hr “tantra yoga.” Is he having erectile dysfunctional problems these days? Takes that long to finish?

@ragingmonk: Well, you can always hire back when Six Flags turns the distribution hub into a slide park.

@nojo: Heh! My first laugh since the pink slip!

@SanFranLefty: Thank you, my friend. The Era of Big Corporate Indifference is not yet over.

@nojo: Mencia is horrible. I gave it ten minutes when the show was new, then gave up.
@ragingmonk: I can’t stand that shit. Same w/ Michael Flatass. AND – they were fundraising yesterday and Suze Orman was on. She creeps me the fuck out.

And sorry to hear about your job. Any revenge planned?

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