Good morning ya'll!
I have a mixed bag of "stuff" today, because I'm invited to the White House to consult with the President and his cabinet and then attend a dinner in my honor.
No, not really. I'm in my dressing gown watching the Olympics.
Russell Brand got into a bit of trouble lately.
Russell Brand began his panel at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour basking in some good news: his stream-of-consciousness FX talk show "Brand X With Russell Brand" had been renewed for an additional 7 episodes. But Brand being Brand, he couldn't let the session pass without issuing a vulgar proclamation about Sarah Palin that immediately overshadowed a discussion about his re-tooled show.
Pontificating on her popularity, Brand mused, "People want to fuck her. That's why they tolerate the other stuff."
Now, I like Russell Brand, I think he's funny. And I loathe
SP, I think she is a mean-spirited ditz who hates everyone but herself.
But I am not happy with Brand saying this. First, it demeans all women when we say that. Beauty is not what's bad, or good, about Sarah Palin. What's bad about her is her politics and her intolerance towards others. Once you objectify her, you have not only stooped to her level, you've now just insulted every
woman. It's the same as calling Hillary Clinton "dumpy" or "a bitch" - if you don't like what she says then that is fair game, but don't go to a stereotype. Sorry Russell, I don't agree with you.
On the other hand, pointing out ridiculous or bigoted statements that people have said and using that against them in a campaign is fair game. Democratic Patrick Murphy challenger to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), is doing just that.
WhatWestSaid.com, as a gathering place for "all of the outlandish, extreme, and offensive remarks" made by West during his past two years in Congress. The site features a giant picture of West's face tied to a quote balloon that rotates through a series of past statements made by West. Some carry the label "false" or "pants on fire" as determined by the fact-checking website, Politifact. The site also allows people to sign up for alerts from Murphy's campaign and donate money.
Here is something that will have you putting on your tin foil hat
It is a small apartment in a scrubby section of Jamaica, Queens, where the average household income is $33,800 and many residents receive government assistance.
But from this unlikely address, nearly $900,000 has flowed to the campaign accounts of powerful political players across the country.Yet Mr. Williams, who has few apparent assets and no obvious source of income, has become a major benefactor to political candidates and risen to V.I.P. status in New York Republican circles.
Yet Mr. Williams, who has few apparent assets and no obvious source of income, has become a major benefactor to political candidates and risen to V.I.P. status in New York Republican circles.
Now it seems, Mr. Williams has gone missing!
Have a great day everyone.