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Friday, August 29, 2014

Inspiring young minds.

If you saw the image below, a preparation question for the SATs, you wouldn't be offended would you?

Well, if you only include passage 1, you have a perfect formula for the Conservative rage machine.  Together, both passages counteract each other, give you both sides of the story.  Doesn't that inspire someone who is young and learning to think about issues?  

Now, Dana wouldn't do something like, oh I don't know, retweet an image of passage one, would she? Nah, she researches everything, she would never be wrong, or mislead anyone, for her own benefit.  Hat tip to the anonymous tipster for this one.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let's do something about it

Just a quick note, as I don't have time to make a clip, but I want to point something out that I heard today. Dana had a little overreaction theater today with the whole Sofia Vergara and yield for pork situations.  To Dana, these people aren't allowed to react to these situations.  Then Dana does a three hour show of overreacting to stuff, including these two situations.  If you really are sorry for the state of the world, Dana, you have a platform, you can do something about it.  Or, you can make fun of "Florida Man".  Whatever, it's your choice.  I really don't care.

Speaking of Florida Man, this cracked me up:

re·cog·ni·zance \ri-ˈkäg-nə-zən(t)s\ law : a legal promise made by someone before a court of law that must be kept to avoid being punished.

If you are released on your own recognizance, you are released without bond.  Expect a retraction from Dana on today's show.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dana and the Rick Perry indictment.

Dana and the Rick Perry indictment.

First, it's a spit mask, not a spit bag.  Second, a .23 bac means 0.23% of the blood is alcohol.  Not 23%. So she wasn't like 40 proof, she was like .4 proof.  

I'm glad Dana got her kicks describing Rosemary Lehmberg's arrest. The story of Rick Perry's indictment has nothing to do with her arrest, however. The story has everything to do about politics. Rosemary Lehmberg's position as district attorney in Austin, the state capital of Texas, is an important one. The Public Integrity Unit investigates lawmakers.  This was the last office Democrats had a hold of.  Were Rick Perry to have forced her out, he would have been able to pick her successor and have complete control of the state. Of course, that was not going to happen.  

Rick Perry's big blunder was trying to force her out of her job. It wasn't his place to do anything on the matter. Oh, sure, he can veto the funding for the Public Integrity Unit.  He just can't use it to force someone out of their job.

Nobody is defending Rosemary Lehmberg.  What she did is indefensible.  Her crime, however, was drunk driving.  Nothing else she's being prosecuted by the likes of Dana for matters.  She got drunk, so drunk that she not only shouldn't have been driving, she was to a point that physically she could not make smart decisions for herself. If she were to have sex that night, the man doing it could have been arrested for rape because she didn't have the faculties to legally say yes.  If she threatened to take someone's job in that state, she is not criminally liable.  If she actually does take that person's job after she sobers up, then she should be indicted.

The hard truth here is that Dana made a big mistake.  When comparing Rosemary Lehmberg's crime to Rick Perry's, she draws a parallel I'm afraid she missed.  Ms. Lehmberg went to jail for her crime.  Should Rick Perry as well?

Who's Josie?

Dana, as always, is wrong.  CNN didn't call it a radio station, they called it a local radio show on KFTK. Guess they still hold a grudge.  Dana corrects them, with a flair, of course.  CNN did vet the video (at least they did in this report by Anderson Cooper) by siting a source within the Ferguson police confirming that's how it went.

When listening to the clip when Josie was on the Dana show see if you can catch something weird in what she says.  That's right, why would a friend of Darren Wilson ever call him, "the officer"?  It brings me to my next point.  Is what Spike Lee said about this being a plant true?  Is she reading from a script?  It's not out of the realm of possibility, but in putting it out there, I've just made the same mistake Dana made in this case.  In her hurry to be first (see my last article) she put a narrative out there.  She covers herself by saying she doesn't know if it is fact, so take it with a grain of salt.  But even that is dangerous. Just like if I mentioned that Premiere Radio has a service where actors are paid to call into radio shows.  I mean, technically Dana could be using that service with her callers.  The caller did call Darren Wilson, a dear friend, "the officer".  Also, Spike Lee is correct in stating it is a little convenient timing.

Just a little food for thought.


They want a narrative?  Does Dana not know that time and again she's shown her narrative skills?  Several times she's talked about guns, hoplophobia, and bans; honoring Native Americans who aren't, you know, narratives I've time and again debunked.  How does Dana get the get the right to call others out on their narrative?

And what is it with this native advertising?  I'm all for making a buck, but if you are a person of integrity, you shouldn't let advertisers pass that commercial wall and become a part of the show like at the end of this clip. Hey, the belt of truth is integrity... something I think Dana should know about, God fearing woman that she is.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams

I loved Robin Williams.  His stand-up, his comedic roles in movies and TV, they are the best and showed a great comedic talent.  I also loved him in serious, and sometimes dark roles.  The guy had range.

When he passed, I for some reason wasn't shocked.  He's older, and I've seen a lot of people in the industry die, possibly before their time.  When I was told he committed suicide, it also didn't shock me.  He was a tortured soul, to say the least.  

Which is why I am glad to see Dana treating the subject so well.  I just wish everyone would:

I have not the words to express how bad this is on all levels.  It should make Liberals mad, as it is intended.  But it could backfire on Rush with his base, as most probably liked Williams as well.  Not to mention how insensitive it is to the Williams family.  It's not a very intelligent narrative, every way you slice it.  Which is why I don't write Unraveling Rush, because there's just too much low hanging fruit there.  Not that Dana doesn't pick up on some of the things Rush says and goes with it.

Rest in peace clown prince.  You will be missed.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A toy gun, in the toy gun aisle

Fake gun in the fake gun aisle

Dana. Dana. Dana... don't you know stuff like this is easy to look up and disprove?

Man, holding realistic-looking toy gun, shot, killed at Ohio Walmart

So, the gun was a pellet gun, a rather real looking MK-177 (pictured below), and he was waving it at customers.

He was also shot in the pet aisle, not the toy gun aisle.  I thought this was just shoddy reporting by Reason, but they got it right, too:

Well, the headline is misleading and wrong.  But the reporting inside is correct, and even includes the information on what kind of gun it was.

Dana also blamed "hoplophobia" (irrational fear of guns) brought on by Bloomberg groups for customers calling police on the man, even though the man who called was an ex-marine.  Dana says she's all about the troops, especially ex-Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. But now she's calling ex-marines hoplophobic? Why is Dana disparaging our troops?

Lastly, why must Dana introduce a pornographic angle when saying the name, "Moms demand action"? That explains why she calls me creepy, I guess.  If you don't find relating the words, "moms demand" to a porn site creepy, there's something wrong with you.  Thanks for clearing that up, Dana!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What I'd like to see

Dana has a lighter side, but something still isn't right

Dana showed her lighter side, sort of, today.  But while she seems to be moving in the right direction, there is still something wrong with her line of thinking.

She talks about how she wants to tear her enemies face off, or turn her enemies to ash.  That's how she likes to fight the good fight.  But she realizes this isn't the way to go.  What she says, the direction she thinks is better, is just as bad, in my opinion:
One more person I convert, or, one more person I can get to see the light is one more person I don't have to fight.
Let me get this straight.  There is no meeting of the minds here, it's just the other side has to be won over to your side, or they have to be fought? I'm sorry, but that's pathetic.  No wonder our country is becoming more and more divided, due to thinking like this.  It's think my way, or get turned to ash.

In Dana's world, if you aren't condemning Palestine and lifting up Israel, you are anti-Semitic.  But I condemn both.  Israel is choosing to bomb civilians.  Palestine is choosing to hide it's weapons among it's civilians. Both are bad.  But to Dana, that makes me anti-Semitic, because it's okay to bomb "the terrorists".  I just don't see it that way.

It's the fact that there is no middle ground for Dana and most conservatives that makes out country so divided.  I say, stop.  It's not about converting people to your line of thinking, it's about learning to forgive the differences and celebrate the similarities.  Otherwise we will never work together, and that weakening of the country conservatives always talk about will come sooner than later.  That may be easy for someone who starts so close to the center like I do.  But we do have to meet in the middle sometime.  It is imperative to our country's survival.