Sunday, December 09, 2007

Why This Country's Going To Pot

One reason and one reason only...

Because Chuck Norris can sway the outcome of a presidential primary.


I don't know if everyone's seen
this ad with Chuck Norris endorsing Mike Huckabee, a republican presidential candidate, but you need to. And then you need to let this fact sink in:

After this ad ran on youtube, Mr. Nobody-Mike Huckabee skyrocketed up in the polls...particularly in Iowa...where the definitive candidate will be decided upon early next year.


Shit like this is how we end up with Conan the Barbar
ian as the governor of California. We are OBSESSED with celebrity. This includes myself, as I will kill a good hour or two on dlisted.com every week. And you know I occasionally post a little something on the likes of Paris or Britney. But I'll tell you this right now, I haven't got a clue as to which candidate they are endorsing (if they're even aware that next year is an election year), but even if I DID, it would in no way sway my own decision! Come ON people! Think for yourself! We don't need Kanye West telling us that George Bush hates black people! We already KNOW that! We don't need Bon Jovi singing a totally unrelated "Living on a Prayer" to us at a John Kerry rally. Shit, we're AT the rally...wouldn't that make us supporters? Celebrity endorsements are idiotic! And people who are swayed by them should be prevented from reproducing! No kids for you...here, have a ferret instead! And don't even GET me started on Fred Thompson!

My, that was a bit of a rant, wasn't it. My paragraphs aren't normally tha
t long...it's pretty obvious that feel strongly about this exceedingly important - life or death - end of the world issue. I mean, they can tell us what jeans to buy...what facial cream to apply and what hair dye to use to keep away the gray...but they need to back the fuck off from politics.

You know, I think it's a shame the term "going to pot" isn't used that much anymore. I'm not exactly sure what actually going to pot would in entail, somethinging soil, I imagine...but it's so catchy and light hearted...one just has to throw it into general conversation at times, n'est pas?


Alright...I'm taking my bruised ass to bed. I know it's early but I was up really fucking late last night. Doing Karoke. At a bar called The Old Barn. No, I don't want to talk about it.


Don't vote for this dumbass:

14 keep(s) me blogging:

Gorilla Bananas said...

I'd like to see more celebrities running for office. Some years ago, Ecuador had a president who was a singer with an all-girl backing group. He released a single which was a big hit. Translated into English, the title was 'A crazy man in love'. When was the last time the US had a president who could carry a tune? No wonder your standing is falling in the world. I would have voted for Perry Como with Johnny Mathis as his running mate.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm so out of it here, I couldn't tell you who Chuck Norris or Mike Huckabee are to save my soul. But I watched that U-tube endorsement, then I thought, oh what the hell, and I watched that Mike Huckabee is for God in America thingy, and I almost started gagging. For pity's sake, tell me I'm from a country where people are smarter than this. What a load of crap, and I can just picture our founding fathers rolling around in their graves, crying out "That wasn't what we MEANT!"

Anyone who swallows that sort of garbage almost deserves a president who spews out gobbledegook and sound bites with a big helping of Madison Avenue, then tries to pawn this off as policy. But the rest of us don't.

nic said...

I'd like to believe that people are more intelligent than that, but I think we're starting to get what we deserve. We spend billions of dollars on the sports and entertainment industry and schools struggle to get by. Priorities. Don't get me started.

Hoping you had a knee slappin good time at the Old Barn. Did you sing any Hank? Were there confederate flags on the wall?

Oh.. that's right. You don't want to talk about it. ;)
(I don't blame you.)

Rachel said...

Once again you rant, and once again, I agree wholeheartedly (except the karoke thing, wtf?). I've never understood the whole "celebrity = authority" thing, especially since the celebrities of this society arise out of beauty and performance, not out of any real authoritiative merit of knowledge and experience.

I would never vote for anyone Chuck Norris endorses anyway. I mean, have you seen "Walker, Texas Ranger?" Come on now, get real....

Anonymous said...

Chuck Norris approved?! What the hell! Do conservatives actually buy that?

Sarah said...

Ok, I just assumed you meant that everyone in the country was turning to marijuana. I am.
I do believe more people will NOT vote for Huckabee because of Chuck Norris' endorsement.
All of this aside, Chuck Norris kicks ass. You know.

ZenBoomer said...

If Huckabee promises Americans will have tighter abs if they vote for him, he is a shoe-in. Remember, the Moron Majority voted Bush in TWICE!!!

And the war in Iraq is now back page news, hardly mentioned on the network. Forty-thousand people die each year from car accidents... not news. Soon a few hundred soldiers a month will be no longer noticed.

Good topic; nice departure from stories about shoes.

C said...

I just watched a French movie called "Marius et Jeanette" where one of the characters is constantly berated by his wife for casting a vote for the National Front (a conservative party I'm guessing). She also yells at him for not wanting to go on strike with his union. I wonder if anyone who voted for Bush the first time is still being berated by his/her spouse. I know a nice Irishman (not my ex, but his buddy) that voted for Bush the first time. I feel some small sense of relief that he moved back to Ireland.

As far as celebrity political endorsements go, I think a politician can get some negative media attention if a bad brand/celebrity gets mixed up with his/her brand. Otherwise, I don't think it really matters to anyone.

Mike Huckabee said...

Hi. I'm Mike Huckabee.

I'd just like to say that Chuck Norris is a true, patriotic American. Anyone who has ever seen his Mission in Action movies can clearly see that he is a man who has America's best interests at heart.

I'm proud to have him in my corner during this presidential race.

Vote for me...Mike Huckabee. Or Chuck Norris will give you a roundhouse kick to the face.

Thank you, and my God bless the United States of America.

yinyang said...

Did you hear that Santa Claus apparently endorses Mitt Romney, too? I bet he's a fake - just a guy in a suit.

thethinker said...

I don't even know who Mike Huckabee is, but if he's good enough for Chuck Norris, he's good enough for me.

Kidding, of course.

Orhan Kahn said...

Well put my dear.

Kara said...

to all of you - word.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

If Huckabee beats these lizards Guilliani and Romney to the nomination I will be happy because Barack could so whip his hiney next November.

Iowa is turning out to be fascinating. It's no longer a done-deal for Hilary and Edwards is still a player. But you're right about celebrity endorsements - they should all have ended with Barbara Streisand, wasn't she terrible and damaging enough?