Thank You!Depending on how you look at it, the day's goodness either came to a screeching halt or continued into hilarity when I heard the following two news stories.
Rod (Icarus) Blagojevich: Icarus is back at the stupidity again! In an article for Esquire magazine, titled The Notorious Blago, the shamed governor of Illinois said many idiotic things (like that he's doing Elvis impersonations for a source of income and he asks you to read his book 178 times which supposedly will prove his innocence). Chief among the idiocy was the following statement:
It's such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of shit and phonies, but I was real, man — and am real. This guy [Obama], he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the fuck? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter. I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.Granted, this statement was just one in a 4-page article full of ridiculous, backwoods, uneducated quotes. This is just the one that is the most racist and headline-grabbing. I think that the best thing we, as a community, at this point could do is not put this man in prison. (Did Fire Lyte just say that?!) YES I DID! Because, if we put this man in prison, we will make him the martyr he firmly believes he is. Let's just leave him be, and pray he lets his 15 minutes time out. Just to beat the Rod Blagojevich is a total ignoramus cretin dead horse one more time, this is the picture that ICARUS BLAGOJEVICH posed for to accompany the article:
Sarah Freaking Palin: Oh yes, Ms. I Wish I Was Taken Seriously As A Pundit has accepted a position to be a commentator - aka Talking Head - on various Fox News programs. Said Palin, "It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news." Yeah... Fair and balanced news... On Fox...
I could wax chagrined on the enormity of Fox's biased and disturbingly, purposefully incorrect information, and how it has created an entire wing of the Republican party that has no idea what is going on in the world. I could add to it the multiple studies proving that viewers of Fox News do not actually know the facts of the various news stories that come up due to the network's strong desire to spin a particular viewpoint. However, a 30-second visit to The Google could get you that information.
No, my question is: what in the hell took Sarah so long to sign on to Fox? She has practically been doing cartwheels and acrobatic feats of political suicide/sabotage to get their attention. Hello!!! Quitting her position as governor of Alaska (her only real political clout) to help further the cause of the Republican party? Umm.... That has "get on Fox News and rant without knowing actual facts" written all over it. This is a perfect pairing. She can now join the other out of work politicians that are trying to reach the Christian/Right-Wing crowd that so loves them so they can pretend they're still relevant. Yes, Mike Huckabee, I'm talking to you.
Here's to hoping that tomorrow is just as wonderful as today! Share your thoughts in a comment or an email to IncitingARiotPodcast@gmail.com.
Love and Lyte,