Archive for July, 2011
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Illegal – adj. not according to or authorized by law, not sanctioned by official rules (as of a game)
Immigrant – a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residenceCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed the first part of a bill that will allow illegal immigrants to receive limited financial aid. This is part of what is referred to as the California Dream Act, which is designed to give financial aid to illegal immigrants. (Lin, AP 2011)
Before we get going on this topic, let’s set some ground rules: I am not against immigration reform nor am I against immigration in the legal sense. I am against illegal immigration. There is a major difference, and that is the adjective “illegal” in the above statement. It seems like every time I get into this debate, those arguing on the other side of the issue tend to fuse the issue in with anti-immigration, so let’s not go there. This is about legal versus illegal immigration, not immigration or no immigration.
Now then, what the hell is going on here?! Since when are we giving any government benefit to those who don’t have the respect to immigrate to our country legally?
How hard is it really to become an American Citizen, and shouldn’t it be worth any hassle one should expect? Am I to no longer drive with a license because the DMV was too complicated for me?
It just doesn’t make sense to me why we are even allowing this to go on. You cannot properly budget for a country without a proper headcount. Financial aid is a privilege afforded to American citizens, including legal immigrants.
What are your thoughts on this issue? Email us at email@example.com and we’ll read your comments on the air.
Ok, maybe in a Keith Richards and Steve-O kind of way we all had figured on this chick out living us all, but that’s kind of the whole point. The girl had a serious problem and was going to end up like this at some point, and all we did was treat her like a big joke. Now that she’s dead, we are all supposed to feel bad for pointing and laughing? We are all supposed to feel bad and ashamed for laughing at this train wreck? Would we feel the same if Lindsay Lohan was found dead tomorrow?
I’m not trying to piss on someone’s grave here, but seriously, what is Amy Winehouse famous for? What real hit besides Rehab did she have? I’m not taking away from her gift, she truly had a great voice and her music was unique in its mix of classic throwback jazz and modern day pop, but let’s be honest, she was a one hit wonder. Rehab was her only real success, but one hit song doesn’t make one a national sensation. Remember Cathy Dennis? Exactly!
She was a celebrity because of her drug crazed antics. She made headlines not because of a new released platinum greatest hits album, but the hits of heroine mixed with cocaine with a little mescal on the side. I mean, this girl was laughing at death in the face while giving it the finger and kicking it in the nuts. She was doing serious drugs and damn the consequences, which is what made her only hit Rehab all that more ironic. She should have gone to Rehab, YES YES YES.What we don’t know is what went on away from the media hype. Were people really trying to help her? Were people reaching out to her only to be told to fuck off? I’m sure she felt she didn’t need any help and anyone who tried to get her to go to rehab, she would tell them “NO NO NO!” It’s a tragedy, but let’s remember she did this to herself. We’ve all know someone who we’ve reached out to help and they’ve told us to mind our own business. Nothing we can do.
She was a joke we all laughed at. Don’t feel guilty now that she’s gone any more than feel guilty for watching Paris Hilton’s sex tape. (You know you did!) Her legend was even a mainstay in our own Weak Sauce News where Professor Kast would announce weekly, sometimes twice, that Amy Winehouse was still not dead. You don’t get to that level of global farce unless you’ve seriously got a problem.
So, Amy Winehouse is dead. It’s ok to be sad for the loss, it’s never a good thing when a human life ends. It’s also ok to laugh at the irony that she shocked us because we didn’t expect it to happen. At least the world knew her name and got to hear her gift.
Then, Sanjaya Papaya and Dave Della Terza from Vote for the Worst will be joining Deb and Professor Kast at the judges table for your Season 3 MyndJack Radio Idols taking the stage for Worst Songs Week!
Be sure to tune in to this EARGASMIC Episode of MyndJack Radio, kicking off at 9pm EST only on the All Digital Radio Network! Check out Sanjaya’s State of Independence Tour and make sure you catch it when it comes to your town, you could even be selected to SING ONSTAGE WITH SANJAYA!!!!
Breaking News (and wind): My father just pissed me off.
Yeah, big surprise that the only person on this planet more opinionated than me pissed me off. And parents NEVER piss off their kids, of course. I am hardly playing a violin for myself, but it wasn’t the exchange that bothered me enough to blah-blog about it, it was the underlying issue behind it.
Politics with prejudice.
I consider myself very open minded, and anyone who actually listens to the show can agree that I’ll try just about anything once. My political views cannot be summed up in one political party in that no one person or group can speak for me. I fear that our drive-thru society wants not only their food now, they want their politics now as well. I’m finding that few people actually take the time to look at an issue, instead they would rather follow what their political (or worse, celebrity) heroes are saying.
For example, Michael Vick is an awesome football player and I’d love to have him on my fantasy football team, but I wouldn’t trust him to watch my dog over the weekend. Tom Cruise is a whack-job who follows a religion admittedly concocted by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, but that’s not gonna stop me from going to see Mission Impossible IV. Sure, some folks say things so extreme that they have turned me off seeing anything with them in it (Mel Gibson), but I refuse to live my life by what someone else says I should think, whether it be a political party, celebrity, athlete, or voice in my head.
During the Obama/McCain election, people would ask who I was voting for, and at that point, I really didn’t know. I didn’t want to look at this election as a Republican vs Democrat, or Black vs White, or even young vs old. I wanted to go with the candidate that I felt could do the job the best. Time magazine published two profiles of the candidates which I found to be the most objective on their background, views, and experience. I found Obama’s lack of experience a bit troubling, but I also felt that McCain might have been too entrenched in Congress to see the forest for the trees. I simply wasn’t sure.
It just so happens that I had returned to school in pursuit of my masters degree, and due to a conflict with my BA from VMI, I had to take a history class taught by a professor who also taught political science. The professor was informally speaking with the students in the class to get their take on the two candidates, when one girl announced with pride “I used to support Hilary, but now I support Obama!” The professor tilted his head and responded “Really? Mrs. Clinton brought up some very controversial issues about Mr. Obama that are still unresolved, not to mention she made some very harsh criticisms against him.” To this, she replied “Oh, but she likes him now, so I do too.” The professor then stared out the window for a good 5 minutes, and a single tear trickled down his left cheek before giving us all a pop quiz.
On my way to my truck, a friendly classmate of mine, who happened to be African-American, asked me who I was voting for. I replied honestly that I wasn’t sure, to which she rolled her eyes and said “you better vote Obama!” I laughed and asked why, and she said “because we need a Black President.” Really? I hardly thought that the color of one’s skin was a qualification for presidency, but then again, maybe it is. Would it have made me racist if I didn’t vote for Obama? Am I an ageist if I didn’t vote for McCain?My political views can be summed up by a quote from Chris Rock. “Anyone who makes up their mind before they hear the issue, is an idiot.” This is so true. There are things that I am conservative about and things that I am liberal about. Like Chris Rock, I lean conservative about gun control, welfare, and the military. I lean liberal about prostitution, civil unions, and legalized herb. It doesn’t mean I won’t swing the other way on any issue, it just means at this moment, after looking at the issues themselves, this is where my views fall. If I had more liberal views than conservative, does that make me a Democrat? Am I anti-Republican? I’m not going to be boxed in by a political party nor am I going to root for them like my favorite Football team.
So, essentially, my argument with my dad was simply around a Facebook poll that misquoted President Obama. He was all hot and bothered because according to the poll, Obama had said 80% of the United States wants a tax increase. That’s not exactly what he said, but it was spun around to make it sound ridiculous. Do you want a tax increase? Neither do I….unless the benefits outweigh the increase; however, because I pointed out that he was misquoted, suddenly I was a knee jerk, bra-burning Liberal who forged Obama’s birth certificate in crayon, and will soon be goose-stepping on our front lawn in support of the United Socialist States of Obama.
What happens all too much in the media and with political parties is telling only part of the story that fits the argument. If I said that I was going to cut out your right eyeball, you would call the police. But what if I were your doctor, who has treated you before, and I told you that if I don’t remove your right eyeball, a terminal disease will kill you in a week. You’d be more inclined to believe me, right?
Perhaps this is a better analogy. Suppose Senator Kast wants to pay teachers more. He submits a bill to Congress, but Manny would only sign it if it also allows him to write his blogs in pirate speak. Senator Myndrunner will gladly sign it if it also includes a part that requires all members of the MyndJack Nation to do the Electric Slide. Well, Kast needs to get this bill signed so he agrees to both. The bill goes before President Deb, who swiftly denies it because she doesn’t play that pirate speak nonsense and fuck off with that Electric Slide bullshit. Kast then screams to the MyndJack Nation “Deb doesn’t want to pay teachers more!! Deb does not support better education!!!” Although neither of these statements are true, its easy for one to reasonably believe they are because, after all, Deb denied the bill that was originally intended to pay teacher’s more. What we didn’t get was the rest of the story.
What’s the point of all this TLDR? Well, if you made it this far, then I’m probably preaching to the choir at this point. (Oh noes! I said choir, I’m a fundy-bastard now!!!)Don’t take what is told to you at face value, nor try and take the opposite opinion of the majority just to be contrary. Take a look at the actual facts around an issue, whether it be the Casey Anthony trial, Free Health Care, our involvement in Pakistan, or even whether or not our show is worth listening to and supporting.
There are even people to this day that still refuse to join our little MyndJack Radio party because of some bizarre, twisted, junior-high hate mentality that they just cannot get over. They are the one’s missing out, because we are having a blast. So, don’t form your own opinions based on what others tell you. See for yourself and make up your own mind……after all, it belongs to you.
Christopher Nolan is lying to us!!!!Those of you who are unfamiliar with the Batman legacy might shrug at the list of actors attached to the third (and apparently final) film in the Dark Knight trilogy. These include Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, and Marion Cotillard, who join the franchise for the first time among returning actors Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson (rumored), and they guy who played Richard Alpert on Lost. Yet, we are told that there is only one major villain taking on Batman in the Dark Knight Rises.
I call shenanigans!
For starters, three of the new actors in this film all co-starred together in Nolan’s masterpiece Inception. Now, since the teaser trailers have confirmed that Tom Hardy will be playing Bane, we can assume that some of what has been publicized is true. We can also reasonably assume that Anne Hathaway, cast as Selina Kyle, will somehow morph into Catwoman in this film as well.This info should be enough to whet the appetite of even the casual Bat-fan; however, we are supposed to believe that Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard, who both gave scene stealing performances in Inception, are cast as Johnny Blake and Holly Robinson, basically two nobodies? Let’s not forget that another Nolan-ite, Cilian Murphy, who played the main person of interest in Inception, might return again as the Scarecrow, the character he played in the first two films. The only reference I’ve found to a Johnny Blake was in a coloring book where said Blake was the name of a child who brings home a good report card, only to have it stolen by the Joker. Holly Robinson-Pete-Whatevia only directed me to 21 Jumpstreet and hanging with Mr Cooper references.
This is where I call bullshit! I think that Nolan has carefully concealed the true identities of two other important characters in the film, in a slick maneuver of reverse psychology. You see, when we found out that Jack Nicholson would play the Joker in the Tim Burton Batman film, our expectations were sky high, so much so that they could only disappoint. With the obscure, yet definitely worthy, villain Bane being the primary (and allegedly only) antagonist to Batman in this final film in the franchise, I find myself feeling premature disappointment.Don’t get me wrong, Bane is definitely in the top 10, perhaps top 5 of Batman villains of all time. Remember that he is the one who broke Batman’s spine and put him in a wheelchair. Forget the lame mongoloid performance from Batman and Robin, Bane was a badass and could be the one bad guy to bring an end to the Batman legacy, and film franchise. The film could very well conclude with the SNAP of Batman’s spine, and be one of the few Super Hero film franchises to end on a downer, which would definitely be keeping with the “DARK” feel of the series.
This is where my disappointment swells. As a long time fan of both the comic book Batmans, the classic Adam West version, the Animated Series version, and the Keaton, Kilmer, and yes Clooney versions, I am feeling a bit miffed that this run at the Batman legend will be void of some of the most classic, and notorious Bat-baddies of all time. Sure, Hathaway is sure to don the Cat-suit in this film; however, where is Oswald Cobblepot? Edward Nigma? Pamela Isley? Harley Quinn? Are we even going to erase all reference to Dick Grason? Sure, Robin is a polarizing character in the Batman mythology, but how do we not walk away wishing for more if the aforementioned villains don’t appear on-screen in their refreshingly awesome super-villain alter egos?
That is why I call bullshit, Christopher Nolan! I see that joker up your sleeve! You see, Tom Hardy as Bane is a good lead villain choice, but no one would even think of comparing him to the Oscar winning performance by the late Heath Ledger , let alone expect the same. Had Nolan announced that the lead villain would actually have been the Riddler played by say….Joseph Gordon Levitt, then immediately the press and fantards would be blowing up the choice out of the sky. By the time the film is released, expectations would be so high, not even the Man of Steel could reach them.
No, I contend that Nolan is protecting his film by lying to us. It’s a classic bait-and-switch move. How else do you cast two critically and publicly acclaimed actors in juicy roles from the Batman mythology without the press and the interwebs critiquing performances that haven’t even been filmed yet? Simple, you pretend to cast them as ne-ho nobodies in your press release. Highlight Bane as the primary protagonist, have him nearly END batman in the first Act, but then surprise us with other cherished villains from the franchise, and perhaps a Robin or Nightwing. That would make this film a worthy final chapter in this fantastic reinvention of a beloved franchise, and leave me fully satisfied.
What do you think? Are you buying this bullcrap about Levitt and Cotillard being minor characters? Am I full of shit? What Batman super villain must be in this film besides Bane and Catwoman? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lemme know your thoughts, we’ll read them on the air!
One of the many highlights from last night’s results show was the duet of Season 2 finalist and mentor Chaz Timmer with 10th place Season 3 finalist Jazzy. Here is a video done for their cover of the Michael & Janet Jackson smash SCREAM!!
Nation, one of our own knocks it out of the park again with his cover of the Kelly Clarkson song “Never Again” here in his video! Our own “Chubba-Luvva” may be losing some of the Chubba, but he’s gaining a whole lotta Luvva with this performance.
What do you think? Did Chaz out-do Kelly? LIke this shiz and be sure to subscribe to his youtube page if you already haven’t! ORCHAZZUMS AWAIT!!!!
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