I was watching the Kennedy Honors program last night on TV…and is it any wonder why millions of Americans tune into this stuff? Aretha Franklin in a full length mink coat singing “You make me feel like a natural woman” (Obama’s new theme song) and then throwing her mink on the floor…it made me want to call up James Brown on the phone. ..and say.
“Hey, James! Aretha just stole your act! She just up did you one…. You just threw your cape on the ground..Aretha threw her million dollar MINK on the ground! She STOLE your signature move!”
Okay. James is dead. But…it was pretty cool.
Yes, if you want to see the great divide between the rich and the poor, all you had to do was watch the rich elites of the liberal Washington D.C. (no conservatives allowed) put on their finest diamonds, display their million dollar dental work, and celebrate themselves and all their liberal friends.
The Americans stole this idea from the Queen of course. The Kennedy Honors are the American Version of the Queen getting her command performances from various talents to perform for her. One remembers the brilliant line John Lennon’s said when the Beatles first preformed before the Queen:
“Will the people in the cheaper seats just clap your hands, and the rest of you, just rattle your jewelry.” (see video above)
History proves…we THINK things are changing, but they remain ever the same.
The rich rule over us all.
At first, Obama wasn’t there. We got big pictures of the communist Valerie Jarrett sitting next to Queen Michelle. And the first honoree was the much abused Puerto Rican, Rita Moreno, who somehow managed, against GREAT American prejudice and racists odds, to make a very nice living dancing and singing, in America, and probably hanging out with Bill Crosby.
And then there was Steven Spielberg’s tribute to George Lucas…who will NOT get the proceeds from any more Star Wars Laser swords, although, they are still selling stuffed Yoda dolls. George recently called Disney “white slaves” and so you have to wonder WHY Obama didn’t show up until after the Lucas award…it could have been a snub. Probably because Lucas or Spielberg is now supporting Hillary.
And then, it wouldn’t be complete without the Secretary of State, John Kerry, getting to introduce his best bud, James Taylor—
Hopefully the French were watching.
Last night I found out that..surprise…Carol King didn’t write any of the words to her music, her husband did! All these years they let you think she did it all herself.
Yes, the rich were out having a fabulous time at the Kennedy Center being entertained, and then Obama flew off to his Hawaiian vacation:
While all private vacations are paid for in part out of the first family’s own money, taxpayers cover the bulk of the flight cost and all of the cost for Secret Service detail. The most recent data shows that the 2013 Christmas vacation by the Obama family in Hawaii cost taxpayers $8.09 million.
Not a care in the world. Tell me, how much of their own money did they fork out? Nobody Knows.
For the last three days, I have been mopping up water in my basement. People all over St. Louis are out fighting the massive flood waters, many of them losing their homes because most insurance companies do NOT cover flood loss. Tornadoes just devastated Texas…and I thought it rather creepy that a lot of people were killed in the George W. Bush Freeway.
Iran is threatening our battle ships, China is angry, ISIS has camps all across America, and yet, Obama, the King of America, has not a care in the world. The country, it’s roads, it’s infrastructure, it’s people. are falling into a third world abyss, and he is out playing golf, watching movies…Obama is the TOP of the 1 percent..
And yet, you can bet your Aretha Franklin mink that when he gets to his last state of the union speech, all that has happened weather wise in December, will be blamed on ‘global warming.’ None of us will ever know how much of this was a natural event with a dash of weather engineering.
This morning two black ladies named Indiana, and Rose came to my door.
“Good news! The end is coming.” they said, as they handed me their flyers.
“We will soon all be with Jesus.”
I thought to myself …even Jesus could not take me far enough away from Obama.
And on that happy note, I’m taking tomorrow and New Year’s Day off.
Noah…is waiting for me…
….and so, let’s let George Carlin give us the New Year’s Eve Nobody Wins, thoughts for 2016. And forget about 2015 forever more.
It was a hell of a year.
Life is unfair. It always has been, and always will be…and the fact that some men can grasp vast riches and power over millions of other people has always been with us, since the first caveman got the best cave and all the available goats…I mean women…..and because of THAT…men have always been trying to invent political systems to keep a few men from ruling over the rest of us. From James Madison to Karl Marx, the fight to equalize the riches has been just that…a continuous fight, and the fact that some men should NOT have power over the masses, never seems to end.
History shows us that one rich men, in power, can kill off millions of humans.
And NO political system has kept those rich men from rising, and becoming tyrants…so far. America was the best shot at it, but…it didn’t last long. Money buys votes, power, and Presidents.
This week, the rich men of the world gather at Davos as they do every year to discuss their vast wealth, and how to keep that vast wealth. But its gone beyond just amazing fortunes–they want to control our very lives.
Bill Gates announced he wants all third world countries to go completely cashless. Al Gore wants to round us all up in cities, and put us tiny apartments, where we won’t have to own any cars. Eric Schmidt ( of Google) wants eventually for everyone to have chips in their bodies so that we are all plugged into one big Google Matrix.
This global world dominated by a few men is not just a conspiracy anymore, they come right out and say what they want, and how it will happen. To them, it’s a done deal.
And then there’s Al Greene:
Billionaire Jeff Greene, who amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities, says the U.S. faces a jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics.
“America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence,” Greene said in an interview today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We need to reinvent our whole system of life.”
- Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.
- The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.
- The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.
- Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.
- The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012.
- In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer
There was another American President who thought the rich were a big problem. His name was Rutherford B. Hayes, our 19th President. And even though he was a republican, he sounds just like Obama. Rutherford B. Hayes was so tired of the rich men, that he thought the riches of any one man or corporation should be limited and after that redistributed to the public.
March 18,. Thursday: At Toledo yesterday and until 1 p.m. today. At Father Hannan’s St. Patrick’s Institute last evening. I spoke of the danger from riches in a few hands, and the poverty of the masses. The capital and labor question. My point is that free government cannot too long endure if property is largely in a few hands and large masses of the people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support on old age.
December 4. Sunday: In church it occurred to me that it is time for the public to hear that the giant evil and danger in this country, the danger which transcends all others, is the vast wealth owned or controlled by a few persons. Money is power. Excessive wealth in the hands of the few means extreme poverty , ignorance, vice, and wretchedness as the lot of the many.
Rutherford B. Hayes, did not run for reelection because of his views about the rich. The republican party discarded him. But, he did take the military out of the South and stopped the Chinese cheap labor immigration so that the Americans could have those railroad jobs.
This election, it will cost each Presidential candidate over 5 BILLION dollars to run. It’s bordering on the absurd.
You know, Americans really haven’t cared in the past how much the rich make, but…when they start telling us we can’t EVER reach for the stars, and we can’t eat this, and we can’t do that, and they want to control our lives, our children’s lives, AND our deaths, I think it’s time to agree..
This needs to stop.
The biggest threat to mankind is NOT global warming, it’s the rich snobs who have gone into a sort of megalomania utopian fever. They are going to kill us LONG before mother nature.
Obama wants to ‘tax the rich’. President Hayes might have said the same thing.
But in the world of Davos, the “rich” is NOT them. It’s you, and me and they want MORE of what little money we have left.
How do you break up their monopoly on wealth and power?
That’s a question as old as man.
Confession: I have a weakness for the magazine, Vanity Fair. Oh sure, I know it’s has a BIG liberal bias, but I need to know how the elite of the world really live. To this lower middle class woman, it seems like they all live on another planet.
And I just found out something that I never have given much thought, simply because the rich always come off as being, good, generous, talented, superior, and caring, don’t they?
In almost every issue–there will be pages of pictures that will show various charity functions for all the liberal’s favorite causes, and you see the usual famous Hollywood faces: Clooney, Fonda, Reiner, Spielberg…etc. And I’ve ALWAYS thought that these people just go to these things to get their pictures seen with the right cause, for their image, and because they really truly are bleeding hearts for the poor, along with massive guilt complexes for being so rich.
Ha ha ha ha! Guess what? They get PAID to attend those stupid things. Paid.
And for those of you who watch the red carpet at all the Movie awards show, and have to listen to all the movie stars talk about what they are wearing, that’s another sweet paycheck. Here I thought the fashion industry was just donating their dresses…to get known.
(Yes, my naiveté knows no bounds when it comes to fashion…I buy my tennis shoes at Kmart.)
From Slave of the Red Carpet, Vanity Fair, March, 2014:
A star could be paid $ 125,000 for wearing earrings, $75,000 for wearing a necklace, $50,000 for wearing a bracelet, and $25,000 for wearing a rings. Gwyneth Paltrow was offered approximately $1 million plus round trip first class airfare to wear Chinese jewelry designer Anna Hu’s diamond cuff to the Oscars in 2012, a deal brokered by her stylist and manager.
Did you know that when stars attend galas sponsored by some fashion companies, they are paid tens of thousands of dollars jut to be there? They are PAID to attend fashions shows.
So, now that we understand the movie stars are marketing themselves for any fool that will pay them, it seems only common sense to assume that those U.N. jobs so many of them take, is also making them millions upon millions of dollars.
BUT…we are made to believe they are doing it out of the goodness of their own hearts aren’t we?
Angelina Jolie for instance. She’s been an ambassador for years, and maybe like me, you have to wonder if she was PAID to adopt children from all over the world, to promote a one world Utopia under the U.N. I think she has a child from every part of the world.
And last week, at the global march for climate change, Leo DiCaprio took on the look of young Comrade Castro to march for World Peace, which of course can only be done with climate change control.
Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest A-lister to land a role with the UN after it was announced that he will work as a Messenger Of Peace.
“I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action,” he states. “How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.”
Nobody Wonders if Leo’s MORAL OBLIGATION doesn’t have at least a nice billion dollar contract behind it.
And yet, they are the first ones to attack capitalism…and so, Nobody Wonders if we will ever know how much movie stars are paid to voice certain political opinions, or…are they doing this all for free?
Someone should…ask them. “Uh, Mr. Leo, do you get a salary from the U.N, and may we ask what it is?”
Bruce Levenson VS Lois Lerner.
Let’s take Bruce first:
It seems two years ago, Bruce Levenson, the owner of the Atlantic Hawks, sent an email to the Hawks general manager trying to figure out how to actually start making money with his team. Unlike in other cities, white people were NOT coming to the games, and the blacks who were attending, were just not spending much money.
“Over the past several years, I’ve spent a lot of time grappling with low attendance at our games and the need for the Hawks to attract more season ticket holders and corporate sponsors,” Levenson said in the statement. “Over that time, I’ve talked with team executives about the need for the Hawks to build a more diverse fan base that includes more suburban whites, and I shared my thoughts on why our efforts to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide seemed to be failing.
“I have told them I want some white cheerleaders and while I don’t care what the color of the artist is, I want the music to be music familiar to a 40 year old white guy if that’s our season tixs [sic] demo,” Levenson wrote in the email. “I have also balked when every fan picked out of crowd to shoot shots in some timeout contest is black. I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.”
The KISS cam is too black? Whoa. That’s low.
What’s a poor Jewish white guy owner to do? Why—- confess! And apologize! And show the whole world what a bigoted racist he is!
Does he think Obama might give him a job as the new Czar of basketball? With this kind of white liberal remorse, he might even get a buyer for the team, like that rich liberal Ted Turner. Or China? or Russia! He could very well get a few billion for his white liberal guilt. .
Stupid, he isn’t.
White people don’t want to go into a black neighborhood and listen to rap music at the game, so he says.
What am I missing here? (money)
And then there’s the Lois Lerner who “lost’ her emails, and nearly every email in the whole IRS data bank that had the word Obama and Tea Party in it. Never mind that the NSA has it.
“First it was only Lois Lerner,” Rep. Issa said. “Now we learn there are 5 others, several months after the administration supposedly came clean about email losses.
“The committee has recently learned that Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has identified 760 IRS exchange server drives from the relevant period that currently exist and could contain Ms. Lerner’s emails.”
What? After ALL this time we find out all these missing emails might be somewhere else?
Have they tried looking in Hawaii?
Okay, this isn’t going to be too hard. Who do you think wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it the white, Jewish, and racist basketball owner who has been trying to sell this loser of a team for over two-year and he can’t find a buyer?
Or is it the “I did nothing wrong’ liberal tea party racist, who is protecting not only her own deep hatred of tea party citizens, but the fact that the orders to bully and threaten conservatives with the IRS was a plan from the White House all along?
And wouldn’t it be nice if, like Bruce Levenson, Lois Lerner brought ALL her ‘lost’ emails to Congress and said the very same thing that Bruce did?
Wouldn’t it be GREAT if she handed over her emails, and then said the same exact words to the public, that Bruce said–which were:
“If you’re angry about what I wrote, you should be. I’m angry at myself, too. It was inflammatory nonsense.”
Of course it would, and that’s why Lois Lerner wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the…year.
It’s one thing to try to make a buck selling a losing team, it’s quite another to illegally harass good citizens with the IRS like a SS Gestapo sergeant-of-arms in heat, and then shred all evidence of your crime, and then LIE about it all, all the while collecting your taxpayer pensions.
Next to Lois Lerner, Levenson looks like…the varsity team in Obama’s back yard.
Personally, I think they’d make a very cute couple.
David Icke is known, next to Alex Jones, as the conspiracy-nut King. I happen to like the guy. I suspect that the reason why nobody takes him seriously is because he fully supports the idea that Reptilian aliens are actually controlling the planet from the moon.
But…having put that lovely thought out, I do think David is an expert on the Global elites, because, COME ON. We have all heard–every single global leader talk about their “New World Order” in fact, Kissinger just mentioned it last week. They DO all have a goal, and its to ‘order’ the world.
Notice how Obama said in his last speech that ISIS will be ‘managed’?
When Isis says it wants us all to die, that’s not a conspiracy, that’s a fact, and David’s ideas in this video are well worth listening to.
And when most of the global leaders in the world, keep talking about their plans for a “New World Order”—- I believe them. I take them at their word. And that’s the stuff the David Icke is a master at…he makes you look, listen, watch and think, about the global chess game.
And if you don’t believe in conspiracies, I have a question for you: How often do you conspire during the day?
Right now, my biggest conspiracy is to get my husband to mow the lawn for one…more…weekend. It’s NOT going to be easy. Do I cook a great meal? Complain that I just had my stitches taken out? Mention that I lost my bank card in the high grass?
So, Congratulations David! You win the Nobody’s Fool award of the week, for great thinking. (Even though this was filmed last June.)
Keep up the good fight!
Many of you know, that, before my retirement, I was a musician. For over 30 years I was in various bands as a drummer. And in the many bands I was with, there was at least one black musician. I was in one band, where the leader was black, and he treated his ‘white’ band like slaves. Truly. He never helped set up equipment, and he always hired white musician to back him. This was…years ago. He’s actually still around, because he was and still is, a good singer.
So, when I saw this video being played on FOX News, I though of only one thing: Jamie Fox was calling up white guys to dance–to make fun of them. Trust me when I say, that most black musicians always considered themselves to be superior to any white musician that ever existed.
It’s just the way it is. And by the way….why do ALL the very richest and most powerful people in America all take the same vacation on the same island?
But the real reason this is upsetting is that it shows you that the white politicians in this video, wanted to show the ‘black’ liberals so badly that they like blacks and are not prejudice, they made fools of themselves.
It’s no secret that Jamie Fox thinks Obama is god. He looks down on all whites, and is about as racist as you can be.
Did Paul McCartney, John McCain, and Chris Christie know they were being made fools of, in order for the blacks to laugh at them? Why didn’t he get Joe Biden up to dance?
Nobody Wins, when the blacks in power are more racists than the whites they complain about
And I can’t wait to hear what Jamie Fox has to say next, can you? And by the way…not all blacks can dance.
Are you just about sick of this black VS white stuff as I am?
It makes you want to say an Obama: “You people NEED to come into the 21st century.”
My husband and I did just that last week. I had gotten a “Buy one get one free” meal at Denny’s and saving ten dollars off the check was real exciting for us.
Thomas, the waiter was more than friendly. In fact, almost to a fault. And I noticed that everybody was asking for “Thomas” as they came in the door. This guy was being smart. At the end of our meal, he asked us to please always request him when we came to eat.
“So Thomas,” I said. “How long have you been a waiter?”
“Well, I used to work as a waiter in a little town not far from here, but the waiters had to put all the tips in a pot and split it evenly. I felt I was getting ripped off. Here, I get to keep my own tips.”
Sadly, I hear more and more restaurants are doing this. Far be it for one waiter to make more money than the rest because he WORKS harder!
Shaina Brown is a single mother who works two jobs to support her three kids, so when a patron at the Waffle House where she works said, “I’m going to bless you tonight,” and gave her a $1,000 tip, she was ecstatic.
But guess what? The manager contacted the customer and told him he couldn’t put that much on his credit card, so they took it off.
It’s communism with an American Happy Face.
This is the new economic policy of our great wealthy leaders of the world. They see their own tremendous greed has made them richer than they could imagine…and they don’t blame themselves, oh no, they blame capitalism At a meeting where they all got together to discuss the problem with ‘capitalism” (read here) this was said:
The morning’s keynote address was delivered by Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. She quoted both Karl Marx’s prediction that capitalism “carried the seeds of its own destruction,” and Pope Francis’ characterization of increasing inequality as “the root of social evil.” She came out against a favorite centrist reaction to rising inequality—“that ultimately we should care about equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome.” The problem, Madame Lagarde said, was that opportunity could never be equal in a deeply unequal society. She called for more progressive income tax systems and greater use of property tax.
Right. TAX the poor guy some more. That ought to work. NOW that they’ve all made their trillions, they want the rest of us to live under communism.
But, until the world become the plutocratic moronic communistic universe–
I plan to ask for Thomas.
And their main nemesis…is the evil man.
Pamela Anderson, has cut her hair in Hillary style fashion, and remade herself into a spokeswoman for the noble causes of the elites:
Actress Pamela Anderson stunned guests at the launch of her charity foundation by detailing a catalogue of horrific sexual abuse during her childhood.
The shock revelation came as she unveiled The Pamela Anderson Foundation, which will focus on environmentalism and animal rights activism, in front of a crowd of more than 200 during the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday.
She took to a podium to address revelers and spoke about how her deeply troubled past had prompted her love of nature.
The “Baywatch” star said, “I feel now might be the time to reveal a few of my most painful memories. At the risk of over-exposing myself, again, or being inappropriate, again, I thought I might share with you why I am doing this.”
Anderson has previously revealed she was raped when she was 12-years-old, but she shocked the crowd by detailing a string of abusive incidents, alleging she was molested by a female babysitter at the age of six and gang-raped as a teen by a group of young men.
Sadly, rape is not uncommon on this planet, and evil men and women are all over the place. I have always thought Pamela’s taste in drug-addicted men, showed her own low self- esteem. Is it any wonder she married such low lifers? And even though she had ‘loving’ parents, some kind of detachment was there. Clearly, the sex goddess needs constant attention.
But…having said all that, the fact that she is coming out at this moment in the run up to the first female President in history does not go unnoticed. Why the silence all these years? Why now?
Whether the ‘sexual’ abuse stories, are true or not (We don’t really know do we?) they will be used to promote the further power of the ‘woman’ in government, and how all women are ‘abused.”
Along with the polar bears, who I’m sure, Pamela finds a need to save,
And one other question: If someone is abused so terrible because of sex, would you want to keep flaunting your ‘sex’? Maybe psychiatrists can explain this one….there has to be more to this than meets the eye.
In the meantime guys, don’t worry. I’m sure Pamela will keep the men in eye candy until the day she dies. She is following Bridget Bardot’s golden year path.
When you watch the video below, go ahead and admit…it’s creepy. The Russians think it creepy. Yes, a bearded lady, transvestite, who perhaps will become the new Poster/Jesus/boy/girl/ symbol for the New World Order—is all the rage in Europe and just won the 2104 Eurovision Song Contest.
Russian is having a wild time with it:
After last night’s 2014 song contest in Copenhagen, Russian state television broadcast a debate on her victory, as politicians and celebrities launched a hate-filled attack.
Outspoken ultranationalist MP Zhirinovsky called this year’s result “the end of Europe,” saying: “There is no limit to our outrage.
“It has turned wild. There are no more men or women in Europe, just it .”
I have to agree…since the Europeans have been protected by the United States for all these years, they have gotten soft, but if the end of Europe comes, it will be the Muslims who take it over by sheer numbers.
It’s not the fact that this—guy dressed up as a girl,( I can’t tell…but the hips are a man.) won because the song is good, and the voice is nice, it’s that she/it is presented as a lesson in how the Europeans can feel good about themselves for accepting someone who is not like them, as the example that being gay/transvestite/whatever is actually a good thing.
If that’s the ONLY thing that makes them all feel special than Europe was lost a long time ago.
Be sure, Conchita Wurst was a well conceived plan by the elites who are running the world, to further the propaganda to break up the family, and promote gays. Men are the ones who have always stopped the tyrants. The less men in the world, the better from their point of view.
Will the Conchita’s of the world save Europe?
“I really dream of a world where we don’t have to talk about unnecessary things like sexuality, where you’re from or who you love. This is not what it’s all about.”
Like I said….creepy.
Nobody Gets Email
.GEE, ya THINK!
The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system. After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite. The theory of “biased pluralism” that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the US system fits holds that policy outcomes “tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.”
Yes, the rich rule. The rich Supreme Court also said that the corporations can give as much money as they want to candidates, because they are ‘people’ and giving money is free speech.
I love it. At the same time they are trying to pass a “hate” speech law in Congress. Will they say that George Soros giving 2 billion dollars to liberals is obscene?
No, they will fine you if you talk against Obama.
We donate $5.00. They donate billions.
If you are a politician, who you gonna call? Comrades we are pretty much …screwed. But what is really funny, is they had to do research.
They could have just asked me for free.
(Thanks to amfortas)
For the last ten years, I have picked the winner in every category of the Oscars, sitting in my pajama’s. How do I do it? It’s very easy: Whatever movies presents the ‘progressive’ agenda the best, gets the prize. Many of these movies don’t even make money. Any movie that is conservative is ignored. Remember the movie Passion by Mel Gibson? It didn’t even get mentioned.
How about gays? Does the movie have a gay or transsexual theme? Bingo! Oscar!
Is the woman suffering because of some white male? Bingo! Oscar!
The only reason to watch the Oscars is to see all the stars, in their dresses, and gossip about them.
The big question tonight is: Will Michelle Obama make another appearance in a special video, congratulating them all and addressing the American people about how wonderful it all is and how we should all adore, gays, thin people, black people, Hispanic people, but not those cruel and ignorant white people who so unfairly do not like the President because he’s black?
Last year Michelle Obama announced the best picture award. Will she announce it this year since it will be about black slaves?
And how many people will not see the obvious connection between Washington and the White House?
Frankly–we might as well have Putin announce it.
American can do propaganda better than any other country in the world…because WE have Hollywood!
Yes, to be sure either one, or both of them will appear…
And that’s why they invented….the drinking game.
Right before this interview today on George Stephanopoulos This Week, they showed “President” Obama talking about Kevin’s Spacey’s very popular Netflix program: House of Cards. (I could NOT find Obama’s take anywhere on Youtube) Obama laughed as he usually does when caught in a lie, and remarked that House of Cards was simply a fantasy, but he sure wished that he was like Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey’s character) because he could get a lot more done.
If you haven’t seen House of Cards, it’s like the West Wing, but more realistic.
Obama’s comment reminded me of a comment that President George W. Bush’s Quote made while HE was President.
“I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don’t agree with each other, but that’s OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator,” Bush joked.—CNN.com, December 18, 2000
Every conservative that watches Frank Underwood on House of Cards, thinks he is watching every democratic politician that every graced the halls of power. George Stephanopoulos and Obama have gone out their way in interviews to reiterate how NOTHING like the program ever happens in real life Washington D.C..
The problem I have is deciding if Obama is more like Frank Underwood or Tony Soprano. Remember when he said when they bring a knife to the fight, he will bring a gun?
Before you say, “He was just kidding.”…ask yourself: Should any politician even talk that way?
Kevin says in the beginning of this interview, most people think that the show is 99 percent correct. Many of us do believe that our politicians, murder, cheat, steal, and do just about everything under the sun, and to think this, is not farfetched at all. It’s not a fantasy. Just turn on your TV set.
What’s even more impossible to believe, is that so many people still don’t think our government would resort to such measures.
But…we know, by the polls, that both Congress and the President are at all-time lows…so I’d say we’re getting there. And that’s the point: THEY know it too.
(What to do about it? )
We see it right before our eyes. Corruption is at the highest levels of our government and nobody ever goes to jail. The Clintons alone had at least 60 people who worked for them over the years, all mysteriously die—whether by accident, or heart attacks. What are the odds?
When Hillary Clinton, as First Lady, ran into Vince Foster’s office to shred documents, after he ‘killed’ himself, and before the police could get there—well—- it didn’t exactly make her look innocent. What was she looking for?
When Obama lies almost every day, even at the expense of people losing jobs and medical care, can we expect him NOT to be capable of murder?
Many Americans think so, and that’s why the series is so popular. Kevin is brilliant in House of Cards, but notice, at the end of this interview he makes the same point about politicians that Steve Spielberg made in Lincoln—which is: Presidents must commit a few crimes to get the end result they want. In LBJ’s case it was the passage of three civil rights bills. Therefore the ends justify the means. It’s the one solid mantra of any ‘progressive.’ They live by that, and it excuses every single crime they make. That’s why Sibelius was never held responsible, or the IRS, never held responsible, or Hillary Clinton, never held responsible….
(Hell, Bill Clinton knowingly gave blood filled with AIDS to Canada while governor of Arkansas, and he was never held responsible.)
Kevin Spacey is a liberal last time I checked, and the new series mentions the Tea Party, the elections coming up…and some themes of liberals, like the “rapes’ of the military, and big businesses controlling the White House. But, Kevin’s character is a democratic rascal…so House of Cards is going to be a big hit with the majority of the American people, just like 24 was.
But— I remind myself, the very popular 24 helped American get used to the idea of electing the first black President by portraying him as one of the most honest, politicians to ever grace the White House–the actor himself even admitted this:
How did that turn out? Obama was NOT the honest President from 24, in fact, he was the exact opposite.
So…Are we being manipulated again, with the very lovable character of Frank Underwood?
Wasn’t Tony Soprano lovable? Are you seeing the pattern?
Is the House of Cards just another social propaganda mechanism to get the masses of conservatives left in America, hooked on a pop culture’s series, only to find out, that Hollywood puts out the baited hook, you get addicted, then all of a sudden you are accepting the fact that Presidents should be able to kill, cheat, lie and destroy, for the benefit of –the American people?
A ruthless man, is to be admired?
That thought has been a giant dichotomy to me. Why would Steven Spielberg make such a strong stand and support for Israel, and then come out and support Obama.
Or—is it always just about the money?
Do they try to write the truth in-between the lines, but are as duplicitous to the politicians as the politicians are to us?
Nobody Knows, but I wish I did. And that’s the theme I am coming up with. Many democrats believe the American people are not capable of running their own lives and only the ELITES know what is good for us, and I’ve even heard some democrats say that they were GLAD that Obama lied to the people, otherwise Obamacare would have never been passed.
And if that’s true, then I think it’s about time we blew Obama’s flimsy and corrupt House of Cards back to Hollywood.
Frank Underwood, would, I HOPE— be pleased.
Too bad, I thought. I really liked that actor…Phillip Seynour Hoffman. Twister would not have been as fun a movie without his electrifying portrayal of a crazy, adrenaline addicted maniac weatherman, who loved the excitement of tornadoes. Twister is one of my favorite movies.
Phillip Seynour Hoffman died Superbowl Sunday, from a heroin overdose. They found 50 bags of heroin in his house.
Out here in normal America, nobody is shocked. And it got me to thinking about Hollywood…and how, once upon a time, I went there to make my mark…to seek fame and fortune.
Want to know why so many Hollywood stars die of drug overdoses?
When I was 24–I had just broke up with a boyfriend, and decided, (against my family’s wishes), to go to Hollywood and get a job as a drummer and try for fame and fortune. I had an invitation to stay for free at a young, well-connected producer’s house, which was not far from the Hollywood strip.
It was exciting….at first. L.A. was about as far from the hills of Missouri as you can get…and I tagged along with the producer and met his friends, who all had money, mostly because they were kids of Hollywood money. Kids of stars. Kids whose parents and grandparents had worked for MGM, Paramount, Disney, and were household names— Kids who had never in their life worked a normal job. They had nothing to do but run around and hang out.
Pretty nice life.
And you know what these people talked about constantly? Drugs. Cocaine. And cars. And Rodeo Drive. I could not imagine for the life of me a more boring existence. I was there a month, and did not hear one mature or intelligent thought come out of one well-fed mouth. I pretended I was …just quiet. I just observed…and watched, and was totally shocked at the culture difference between their world and mine.
Within a few days, I learned to hate L.A, the concrete beneath my feet, and the idiots who lived there. I came back home, disillusioned about the high price I would have to pay for fame. If I wanted to get famous, I had to hang out with the right people and stick that crap up my nose?
Sweet Jesus. I could not WAIT to leave.
Hollywood had fallen for Hanoi Jane. (Whose best buddy is now in the White House) The old-time movie stars, who were simply alcoholics, had kids who got into cocaine, simply because. They’ve got the money, and it’s cool.
And trust me: they are bored, with no clue about how to make themselves feel good, because they never had to work. Being someone’s famous kid, is just not enough to make yourself feel good about …who YOU are. These kids are deprived of the chance to grow into mature adults. And then, they become addicts.
I don’t know how, or WHO flooded the United States with drugs during Vietnam, but I’ve heard military people say, the war in Vietnam was all about our government making money off of the drugs. I’ve also read it was part of the “communist ” plan to destroy America from within.
The long list of people who have died from drugs in Hollywood knows no end does it? We watched John Belushi, Jim Morrison, Jimi Henrick, Janis Joplin, Corey Monteith, and Heath Ledger kill themselves. Robert Downey Jr. evidently was saved by his friend Mel Gibson, who himself is an alcoholic. We can only wait and watch for the many who will surely die in the future.
How the Beatles survived is anybody’s guess.
Justin Beiber seems to want to be the next James Dean.
You have to wonder why people who have the world going for them…kill themselves with drugs.
Just WHO is getting these people hooked?
Our own President came out recently and said that marijuana causes no more harm than alcohol. Just the fact, that we elected a President who admitted to be a BIGTIME drug user before he ran for office, shows you just how far we have come in excepting drugs into our lives.
Nobody has said before, Nobody Thinks Obama still does cocaine. I had a doctor tell me once, cocaine is the one drug that nobody can quit. Add to that the pharmaceutical companies pouring out drugs even for babies, and we are a drugged-up society.
Looking back–I’m so glad I did not choose to pay the price for success in Hollywood. I like to think I had a good chance at being a star: I could sing, dance, play drums, keyboards, guitar… But…if hanging out with the ‘right’ people was the price I had to pay, let’s just say, I lacked the ambition.
And I tell myself daily, as I shop at the Dollar Store…I did not grab my fame and fortune when I could have but, Nobody’s Perfect—especially me.
Phillip joins the long list of misplaced souls….
Some have expressed surprise that Hoffman, who seemed so calm and erudite in public was a drug addict, yet this shows an ignorance of how socially acceptable drug taking is in the film industry. While it would be ridiculous to say everyone is doing it – that’s far from the truth – it’s become so socially accepted that it’s no surprise to hear about anyone who does.
And now, the next time I see the movie, Twister, I will say, “God, I can’t believe he’s dead.”
R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I must admit, you did something that I could have never have done. You paid the highest price there is: for…Hollywood perfection. The world…will miss you.