Laugh At or With?

Posted in Humor, Politics, Religion on April 19th, 2015

OK, so even creatures like the Muslims in ISIS can be funny at times…and not just when they blow themselves up or get caught fucking farm animals. The only issue I’m having is not knowing whether to laugh at these sand niggers or laugh with them this time.


Jihadi John Beheads Obama

Normally I have only limited use – ordnance and bio-chem weapons testing – for ISIS or any of the other Islamic exuberances that plague Mankind. Yet, how can I or any other patriotic American not get a chuckle out of their cartoon video of Jihadi John beheading Obama while the boy whimpers and whines? It’s freaking funny!

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The Legacy of Jihad
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Reality TV POTUS

Posted in Politics, Society on May 15th, 2014

Barack Obama has, throughout what there is of his political career, always understood the power of the media in politics and shaping public opinion.

I am who the media says I am. I say what they say I say. I become who they say I’ve become.

— Barack Obama
The Audacity of Hope (2006)

That’s all well and good. It shows a certain pragmatic wisdom that is often lacking in American politicians. The problem is that, as the POTUS, Obama and his regime have decided to become the media, replacing the free press with their own staff.

Reality Show President: White House TV

As Reason TV so aptly describes, Obama has not only become a media mogul of sorts, he became one of America’s best known Reality Television celebrities, with the carefully scripted but oh-so-real looking image that is less even than a caricature of the person or office in question.

“The White House has effectively become a broadcast company,” says Michael Shaw, publisher of Bagnewsnotes.com, a site dedicated to the analysis of news images. Shaw explains how strategically composed photos, taken by official White House photographers, travel from social media sites that are controlled by the administration to the front pages of newspapers around the world.

The press publishes the official White House photographs because independent photographers and videographers  are increasingly barred from covering the president. This practice has diminished the power of the independent media as an exclusive distribution channel while empowering official photographers such as Pete Souza, who are on the presidential payroll.  

And so, says Shaw, the public has been fed a steady diet of whatever kind of president the news cycle demands. When conspiracy theorists questioned Obama’s patriotism, we saw images of Obama the American everyman. To celebrate the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 refusal to move to the back of a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, we saw Obama reenact her famous image. Time and again, we see Obama striking poses out of John F. Kennedy’s repertoire. The official White House photographers have created a presidential identity for every conceivable occasion—as long as the image is flattering, and almost always, larger than life.

This would be both sad and laughable if it wasn’t both scarily effective and yet another nail in the coffin of America’s constitution, which demands a free press. Nor is it in any way wrong for the Obama Regime to try to get their crafted image of the President out there. The issue is that they’re stifling and supplanting the free press in order to do so. Down that road, and not very far at all, lies tyranny.

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Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft
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The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Facebook v. Reality

Posted in Humor, Society on April 6th, 2012

Gentlemen, please be aware that what you see on Facebook, or any other social media platform, may not match reality. Don’t get your hopes up too far, lest you end up disapointed.


Profile Pictures Are Not Authoritative

It’s marketing, my ever-hopeful fellows, and more often than not it bears only a vague resemblance to the truth. The ladies will take what pains they can to present themselves in the most pleasing fashion and, if that takes misrepresentation, so be it.

Gentlemen, we think in terms of hunting. Whether they know it or not, women think in terms of fishing. Those profile pics are just chum to lure us in. ;-)

As long as you approach things with a suitable amount of cynicism, rather than complain about these less than truthful profile pics, ask yourself why don’t you do that?

Do you really think that women want to see your sagging gut and gnarly legs in that wifebeater and shorts? Or your podgy face with its too many jowls and chins? 😆

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