Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Marching toward irrelevance

Late night talk shows for me have become a wasteland. It used to be that Carson, Leno and even Letterman (in his early days) could be fun and entertaining to watch.
For a while I'd watch Jimmy Fallon when there wasn't anything else that caught my interest but these days it seems that all the late night "entertainers" are riding the same pony. It's a competition to see who can bash Trump the most.

Stephen Colberts recent "monologue" has upped the game by more than a few degrees.

Stephen Colbert’s Shocking Attack On Trump Concludes With A Homophobic Slur
Once the clock struck midnight on Donald Trump’s 100 days in office, Stephen Colbert’s claws came out. He delivered his most vicious attack on the President to date during the monologue of Monday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, using language many were shocked to hear come out of the late night host’s mouth — including a derogatory slur many consider to be homophobic.~snip~
I'm all for comedians doing jokes at politicians expense cause some of them can be pretty funny but the single mindedness of the programs now are just becoming mind numbing.
I get the fact that they're somehow playing to the base of the audience who are livid that Trump is in the White House but how long can they keep milking the same cow before people get tired of the milk?

I've given up on watching then completely cause it's just the same old shit over and over the only difference being each one trying their best to sink to lower and cruder depths in an attempt to out do each other.
Apparently more shock equals more eyeballs.
Truth is you can find better and cruder insults in school yards.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

With Layoffs looming ESPN still defiant

I used to be a big NFL fan despite detesting the idiot announcers, you would think in this modern age on screen graphics would suffice for displaying stats of game.
What finally threw me over the edge was their insistence that I would be interested in their views on anything other than the sport. That's why I never bothered with ESPN.

Well it seems a lot of people have decided not to bother with ESPN, it used to be that you had to pay for that channel whether you liked it or not. But not anymore and it seems that more than a few people have opted for alternatives that leaves them in the dust.

Consequently ESPN has had to trim the budget and like most businesses that means someone's gotta go.

ESPN bloodbath begins with 100 layoffs

Now personally I couldn't care less about ESPN's layoffs cause I didn't watch it but some people who are sick of the pontificating and angry that they didn't get what they were paying for are kind of happy that ESPN is starting to reap what they have sown.
It isn't going down to well with the SJW contingent of the sports media.

He shouldn't be worried through cause ESPN has no intention to change and will continue to pander to social groups who couldn't give a shit about sports but are fanatical about "social justice".

Like it or not, ESPN isn't sticking to sports
“Hey, ESPN: Stick to sports.”

I’ve read thousands of social media posts and reader emails about ESPN over the past 15 months. If there’s one phrase that tends to surface most frequently, it’s that chestnut suggesting the network’s only proper place is in the athletics lane.

Yes, when it comes to ESPN -- the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports” -- the concern of many fans is that it’s no longer focused enough on sports. Some complain too much focus has been placed on culture and politics, with the most fire directed at FiveThirtyEight, The Undefeated, the new SC6 show and even one of the network’s graybeards, Outside the Lines, the title of which describes exactly the coverage some would like to see less of.

As I wrote in November, the desire to draw a boundary between sports, culture and politics is a fool’s errand. Sports has always intersected with culture and politics. It isn’t a recent phenomenon; it’s been true for more than a century. If you don’t believe that, search the names Jack Johnson, Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson Zaharias or Moses Fleetwood Walker. (OK, I helped you out there).

ESPN, in fact, just removed any question about the sports-politics-culture intersection when it released new political guidelines that loosen the restraints on commentary about politics and culture, though stressing that such discussion should connect to sports whenever possible.~snip~
So crippling the franchise doesn't seem to be enough,
Maybe some of the big time execs will get hit with a clue bat before ESPN is dead and buried but I really doubt it.
Social Justice requires absolute obedience to the grave.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I just can't get enough of Hillary losing

I gotta confess that I found Hillary losing to Donald Trump to be amazingly satisfying.
What I'm not surprised by is her or the democrats utter failure to recognize the reasons why.

The Other McCain has a post up where they talk about the disconnect that the party has with voters.

How Bad Was the Hillary Campaign?
Matt Taibbi is certainly not my favorite political journalist, and Rolling Stone was permanently disgraced by the UVA hoax, but nevertheless Taibbi’s brief review of the new Clinton campaign book, Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, is very worthwhile reading. After recounting the comedic failure of Clinton insiders to figure out their campaign’s raison d’etre — why did Hillary want to be president? — Taibbi summarizes the problem briefly and accurately:~snip~
The interesting thing is that they also discuss why the republican party has the same problem with completely ignoring the concerns of voters.
There's a particularly odious little RINO on facebook that I've had some interaction with who personifies the RINO cuckservative mindset perfectly.
He proclaims himself to be the "bestest" conservative ever and then proceeds to tell everyone how stupid they are if they don't agree with him.
He really doesn't understand how Trump could have bested the entire field of pompous elitist republican weasels even while Trump knocked em off one by one. Voters responded to Trump speaking about the rule of law, border security, bloated government, unemployment and crappy trade agreements that disadvantaged American workers.
Even after that the remaining candidates couldn't even alter their positions enough to appeal to the voters.
So they fell off one by one until Trump got the nomination.

Both political parties suffer from a severe case of aloofness and instead of wanting to appeal to voters on what concerns them they want to tell us "who we are".

Pretty piss poor strategy for someone who wants the popular vote if you ask me. We tried it their way for about 2 decades and it didn't work so now it's time to try something new.

You gotta wonder if they have learned their lesson yet, that they are supposed to represent us, not dictate to us.
I guess we'll see.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Consequences of Caitllyns surgery

There's some things that are just a bridge too far.

Report: Caitlyn Jenner Plans Nude Photo Shoot after Gender Reassignment Surgery
Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly planning to bare it all in a nude photo shoot after undergoing gender reassignment surgery earlier this year.
According to the Daily Mail, Jenner’s son Brody Jenner says the former Olympian’s forthcoming photo shoot has infuriated the Kardashian clan.

“Brody told them that Caitlyn has planned and booked a full nude photo shoot and they were like, that’s unacceptable, it’s taking things too far,” a source told the Mail.

“They’re hoping the shoot doesn’t come to pass because that would be their worst nightmare,” the source added. “Taking it to that level and unveiling her [new body] with a fully naked photo spread is going way too far.”~snip~
I suppose there's people out there who wonder how it went, personally I'd be fine if he just told us.
I also don't know of a lot of guys who do google searches for 67 year old nudes.
One things for sure, the Kardashians don't seem to be to keen on the idea and to tell you the truth I'm not sure how I'd feel about seeing my 67 year old dad in a nude photo shoot.
Sex reassignment or not.
Maybe it's the same urge people have when get new stuff, they want to take it out and show it off.
Me? I think I'll let this one go by, there's other things I rather see before I die.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meme Dump 4/19/2017

Here's a little help for those who use these things.

Punctuation matters in the first one.

For the armchair commando.
Click to enlarge.

A little history.


No more Bill O’Reilly on Fox News

Love him or hate him you can't deny that he had tremendous ratings during his stint at Fox.

Bill O’Reilly Reportedly Out at Fox News
Fox News has reportedly decided to part ways with Bill O’Reilly. The news was reported by Gabriel Sherman in New York Magazine on Wednesday.

If confirmed, the top-rated cable news host’s departure will leave an enormous hole not just in the Fox News lineup, but in the entire cable news landscape. The former CBS News reporter and host of Inside Edition is truly the progenitor of the “opiniotainment” host that we now see as the standard.

Ever since a New York Times report came out that revealed $13 million Fox news spent settling multiple accusations of sexual harassment against O’Reilly, he has been in a swirl of controversy. The report led to a swift and successful advertiser boycott that included dozens of national advertisers, a suddenly announced vacation, and now, the end of Mr. O’Reilly’s career on Fox News.~snip~
There's plenty of coverage out there about his alleged sins and the subsequent boycott by advertises.
A lot of people are going to miss his show, I mean you don't make it in the top tier of ratings unless you have a loyal audience.
But truth be told I'm kind of ambivalent about it, I liked watching his show when I had cable, but I kind of feel like too many Americans have become dependent of the pundit class to parse opinions from the news for themselves.
Opinions are the kinds of things we should be able to form for ourselves if given objective and balanced information.

Probably not much chance of that happening but in case it does we need to be ready.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The legacy liberal media has gone from reporting to out and out deception. That seems to be modern journalism.
It didn't end after their constant cheerleading for Hillary for months before the last election. In a way Trump has the media to thank for winning the presidency. It's finally gotten to the point that if people see the media against it then it must be alright.

Anyway we got a couple of things that came up today that illustrates perfectly how the media distorts things.
First off we got this:

 DHS: USA Today Got Its Big Scoop On Deported ‘DREAMer’ Totally Wrong
USA Today reported Tuesday that an illegal immigrant protected by Barack Obama’s amnesty was deported in February after spending an evening with his girlfriend. However, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman told The Daily Caller that this story is false because Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez did not receive amnesty and was caught climbing over a border fence when he was detained.
Thing is that now that someone has printed the truth about their "story" it won't really matter cause their circulation is larger. Don't expect USA Today to correct this lie.

then we got this little gem:

AP Changes Fresno Shooter’s Words From ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Removes Islam Reference
The suspect, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, holds fervent anti-Trump beliefs according to his social media profile, and he told police afterward that he hates white people.

Rather than reporting the gunman’s literal words, however, the AP reported the gunman as saying “God is great.”
As if "translating" the words for us would mitigate the fact that it was a lone wolf Muslim that attacked and killed 3 people.

Modern news is no longer about reporting the facts, it's about decieving and manipulating us, grown adults, like we're children.