Oh, God, WHY?!? MAKE IT STOP!!!
Well I guess I am not surprised by the cluster-fuck that is the Paula Deen saga. I mean should anyone really be surprised that a 66 year old woman from the south has the attitude that she does? I am not condoning it, but I am asking why all of the shock and the “condescending attitude” that our press and our infotainment news corps are bringing us? Be angry and shocked if you want, but it takes away from the real discussion. I mean prejudice is out there and it is alive and breathing. Let’s discuss that issue and not the fact that Paula Deen herself has these certain ideas and these ways of looking at people. She is the sideshow. She is the current poster child for what is wrong with the South. The real issue is how prevalent these ideas are still in 2013. I mean, not her specific idea of having black men dressed up in suits and standing around at a wedding (a Plantation Style Wedding, I might add). I mean come on…that is pretty fucking weird, but the idea of hating someone because of their skin color. I will also add that it works both ways. Not just white on black prejudice but black on white prejudice as well. It is out there and both sides are responsible. We need to address that and we need to understand why people feel the way they do.
In my opinion, she is a giant phony and this little ruckus has brought that out to the forefront. She will lose her sponsors and she will lose money over this and she will have this giant stain on her that will not be forgiven by some. I also feel that is is one tear-stained Oprah Winfrey interview away from being forgiven by some people. That is just the way things work these days. If you haven’t seen her “apologies” on the internet, you should check it out. The first one was heavily edited and it was embarrassing. The second one was a little better, but she doesn’t seem to have the best PR team around her. Food Network dropped her like batch of bad biscuits.
Another issue that needs to be brought up in this little footnote of entertainment history, is the issue with her brother. If you have not had a chance to read some of the deposition from the trial from her brother, I suggest finding it and reading it. If it is true, he is just another bad example of what is wrong with the south. I love the south. I was born and raised there. You will find some of the nicest and honest people you will ever meet. You will also meet a bunch of ignorant assholes who cannot look past skin color.
Well these are just some random thoughts I had about this. I will be posting more soon! I missed writing and it seems like the world is giving me plenty to talk about!
Hello folks. Looks like a lot has happened since I last posted. Our government, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that the Constitution really is nothing but “a piece of paper”. I am not fooling myself, I am not surprised at what is happening with the spying on citizens. Our government has been going this in some form of the other since the 1950’s. Call it “McCarthyism” or “The War or Terror”, it doesn’t really matter. The results are the same: Divide Americans with fear and we will slowly give away our rights and liberties. It is scary what is happening to our country. The scariest part is, we are helpless to make any change. “Vote someone else in” or “Write your Congressman” doesn’t seem to be helping when both political parties are basically the same. Both are bought off by special interest groups, mega-corporations and anyone who has a fist full of money. The interest of the people is decided by political donations, not votes. There is money to be made with war. There is no money in your vote.
I used to think that the “conspiracy” nuts were just that, nuts. Look closer however and you will find some flecks of truth sprinkled on the canvas normally painted with aliens and Bigfoot. I am not saying that the government has this master plan to enslave us and to start this giant Oligarchy, but I wouldn’t put it past them. Americans are trading their Liberty and Freedom for safety. That safety however, is not guaranteed. Boston, Sandy Hook, the Oklahoma theater shootings. These were all events that happened while the NSA has been keeping tabs on us. No one entity can guarantee our safety. Our country is too big and too spread out to even try and make that claim. If we do not speak out, we will truly have lost the war on terror.
This is just my 10 cents worth. A lot of people are saying the same thing. I won’t bore you with Benjamin Franklin quotes or quotes from the Constitution. They are out there. Just keep in mind that what we are really losing is a real sense of security that can only be provided by the people of the republic, not the government. The government works for us. We are the government. “…with liberty and justice for all”.
OK, so I lied about getting this out by the end of last week! My apologies. That pesky “real life” thing kept getting in the way. Better late than never, though!
Things have been a mite busy in MLCTF land. So busy in fact, we didn’t get a chance to record last week, nor will we this week. Fear not!! We have an episode in the can, I just haven’t gotten around to releasing it yet. Expect it later this week to fill in the gap. We’ll be back on our (semi-)regular schedule soon.
Dear God, why?!? I predict this will be future B-Movie Review material! But can it measure it (down?) to the original?
Rando here with some sad anime news. Kenji Utsumi has passed away. He was 75 years old.
He was best known by me as the Japanese voice actor for Major Alex Louis Armstrong from the Fullmetal Alchemist series.
Enjoy a clip. (Copyrights are owners’, I’m not the poster.) He was probably in his mid to late 60’s when he recorded this. That’s pretty awesome!
Thank you Utsumi-san for all of your great performances!