We are a nation of Weird Als
More than anything I would like to see Utah have a functioning two (or more)
political party system.
The healthy reaction to the name calling, savagery, childishness, aggression,
and selfishness of our current political discourse is humor. If we took it
seriously we would have to admit that we are little better than apes flinging
their leavings at the zoo.
I agree that 'amish paradise' is one of al's best. Especially in context of the
'song' from which it is inspired.
"It is much more important to understand issues, but that takes study and a
level of competence many people lack even as they scornfully accuse others of
lacking it, too. Snickering is so much easier than studying."Does it take time to study value? Yes it does. That's the real problem here.
Not issues. Value.Because politics is all about the ebb and flow of
values that matter most individually and collectively.
Weird Al has fallen out of the spotlight somewhat because there just aren't as
many hit songs that everyone knows anymore. When he made fun of Michael Jackson
or Madonna it was huge because everyone knew those songs. Now most people
aren't familiar with the rap songs he makes fun of. OR if he makes
fun of Lady Gaga it falls kinda flat because she's already a caricature of
herself (and then she goes and ties up his song with legal wrangling--she's a
dork--it's an honor to be parodied by Weird Al).Anyway, he's still
funnier than ever. Check out "You're Pitiful", "White and
Nerdy", "A Complicated Song" and "Do I Creep you Out?"
I would be all over him if I saw him on the street.
Does the DN moderator fear the truth, if this post is blocked, the answer to
that question, would be yes. My comments is not found to be offensive, just the
truth. Rush Limbaugh contends that the Republican establishment is
grasping to find a presidential candidate outside the current pool because it
doesn't want a conservative to run. And the media are propelling the idea that
Republicans dont like their candidate, he said. Limbaugh said on his show
Wednesday. I know this is going to shock many of you, and maybe disappoint a
lot of you. But when you talk about the Republican establishment and you've
read their pieces today you know what I'm talking about: The columnists, the
magazine directors, editors, publishers, whatever, they are reaching and
searching for a counter to the conservatives. That's why the search goes on
beyond businessman Herman Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Rep. Michele
Bachmann, Limbaugh said. They don't want Herman Cain getting the nomination;
they don't want Perry getting the nomination; they don't want Bachmann getting
the nomination. The Republican establishment does not want a conservative
getting the nomination. Republican establishment is not happy with the field,
think it's weak.
All parody aside, Al Yankovich's rendition of "Amish Paradise" is the
all-time funniest song ever recorded. If you need a smile on your face this is
the song to listen to!
I may not always agree with the thoughts presented here, but the author does
offer a clear and pithy argument. One of the major factors involved in politics
today is the demand for purity. The candidates must be pure to appease the
party loyalists. Unfortunately the electorate at large doesn't want nor desire
this purity of thought and deed. The electorate prefers officeholders who can
work together and get things done. A prime example of this, right here in Utah,
is what happened to Senator Bennett. He was thrown out by the party loyalists,
but would have easily won the general election. The 24 hour news cycle and the
demonization of any who hold different views has created a toxic environment.
Mr Romney might be capable of being the best president ever, but he can't get
past the party loyalists. Mr. Obama might have been a successful president, but
he could get past the concerted efforts of the Republican Party to villianify
him from the date of his election. Mr Perry might be a good candidate, but he
has compassion and that will never do.
The writer compares hate-filled right wing emailings with the President's jobs
bill as equal examples of parody?? That would even be stretch for Fox News.I find it hard to believe he can sit on the board of the Society of
Professional Journalists as that sort of comparison is hardly professional.
Mitt Romney, meanwhile, wants to shed the parody of himself as a highly educated
and accomplished elitist who doesn't understand the common person and can't
remember that over the past half century, the United States has repeatedly
sent its military forces abroad in the name of democracy. Yet very few of the
countries we have invaded have become democratic. When it involves itself in
the affairs of others, the United States likes to say that it is doing so in
defense of freedom and democracy. Thats what we said in Iraq, among other
things, when we toppled Saddam Hussein. That was part (though not all) of our
argument for going after the Taliban in Afghanistan. But its also what we said
in Vietnam in the 1960s, in Grenada in 1983, in Panama in 1989, and in numerous
other interventions during the twentieth century. In fact, presidents rarely
fail to trot out "democracy" as a justification for their actions
abroad. That's because it is popular with Americans, who like to feel they are
on the side of the angels. But if it's democracy we are failing miserably. It
is important to know whether a presidential RINO knows this.
Those running for GOP-Prez, Weird-Als. Democracy doesn't work
anywhere, except for brief periods just long enough for people to realize they
can use government power to advance their own interests at the expense of
everybody else's, in the middle east people would vote along religous lines
regardless of policy (a bit like northen ireland) this tribal head count would
lead to fustration as it would mean the balance of power would never change.
also if you vote for one party and i vote for the other your not going to kill
me for it are you. It pains me when I hear President W Bush and so many others
talk about the need to spread democracy around the world. America's founders
knew what a rotten and corrupt system of government democracy was and did
everything in their power to ensure our country would never become one. Why is
democracy rotten and corrupt?. "Great nations rise and fall. The people go
from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from
liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to
complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from
dependence back again to bondage."
Love the article but I think one of our biggest problems right now is the media
doing a parody of independent, accurate, reporting.