Thursday, October 29, 2009
'Cuz it's pretty nutty!
Here's what they have to say about Halloween:
"Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference."
Oh, yeah. They're serious! Deadly Serious!
They don't mean demons in your candy the way that prohibitionists spoke of "demon rum." They mean DEMONS!!!!Okay, what else you got on Halloween?
The Celtic peoples lived in northern France, throughout the United Kingdom, and in Ireland. They engaged in occult arts, worshiped nature, and gave nature supernatural, animistic qualities.
Okay, looks like maybe you folks can be normal after all. Go on, you were saying about the Druids?
I'm sorry, what?
Crop circles? go on, pull the other one!
Here's another scaaaarrrryyyy story to put you in the Halloween Mood.
“I could tell it was spelling something, but it was going so fast I couldn’t tell what it saying but I saw my name. It was saying, ‘I’m gonna kill you, Tara. I’m gonna kill you, Tara’ over and over.
She stopped playing with the Ouija board, but Tara’s life was dominated by loneliness and fear.
“I felt so alone. I felt like I didn’t have anybody. It’s almost like I was under this dark could of oppression. I opened that door to evil into my life. It brought in destruction. It brought in a dark oppression in my life. It seemed like everything from that point forward was spiraling downward.”
Strange things occurred around her, objects moved through her room at night, loud noises would echo through the house when no one else was home.
“I heard stomping up and down the hall, and I thought my dad’s home and he is not too happy. I ended up looking out into the hall and there was nobody there.”
Tara eventually got married and moved out of the house, but the darkness went with her.
“I would hear this loud evil chanting. I didn’t understand the language. It didn’t really sound like a human voice. It didn’t sound like a human voice could talk in that tone and be that loud. It felt like it was right there. You could definitely tell that it wasn’t outside. It was inside the house.”
Tara’s marriage eventually fell apart. One night as she slept she had a vivid dream that she was violently murdered.
Then I woke up. I opened up my eyes, and it just hit me that one day I’m going to die.
And now. . . . The Punchline:
Tara is now a prayer counselor with The 700 Club.Here's another Halloween-themed article:
Suffer Not the Trick-or-Treaters
of a market of 3-13 year olds?
No. No one has ever wondered that. Just like no one has ever wondered why the World series appeals primarily to baseball fans. But go on.
This is the state of some of the American children who are showing up at your doorstep on October 31st. I'm not saying that each of them are secret agents of the occult, yet it is important to consider the souls of the children behind the masks.
Are you sure? Are you sure that they're not all secret devil agents? How can we be so sure? Shouldn't we just run and hide from the little children just to be on the safe side?
So we should be afraid of every child we ever see anywhere, then. Right?
Gosh, I wonder what could be making the children so darn evil?
I think maybe you're thinking of the 1970's?
Not that any of these guys were actually occultists either, any more than Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were really monsters, but anyway. . .
Okay, one more spoooooky article, then it's lights out, kids!
Do Vampires and Ghosts Really Exist?
By Steve Russo
Ooh, ooh! call on me! I know the answer! It's NO!
Are vampires real?
Oh, Come On!
Do ghosts exist?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say no?
What? No. No, that is not the . . . no. No! How is that your "reasonable possibility?" Reasonable possibilities are things like "that noise is just the house settling" or "the flickering firelight makes the shadows look like they're moving." or "you had a bad dream."
The way I understand it, aren't demons sentenced to an eternity in Hell? How are they getting time off to come up to Earth and haunt people or make their ouija boards issue death threats? Who's in charge down there, Micheal Dukakis?
(if you're under 40, google Micheal Dukakis + Willie Horton)
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Oh, man. I'm doing it. I'm signing up right now. This is too good a freak show to pass up!
Or Al Franken
God, I love how the contempt drips from his voice.
And I love how the hack from the Hudson Institute thinks she got him with the cancer question, and Franken just hits it out of the park.
Watching the current president choking back tears while solemnly honoring the fallen makes me think of the way the previous president behaved.
I hope that Barack Obama's trip to Andrews to watch some of our best young people come home in boxes inspires him to bring all of our troops home.
But I'm not holding my breath.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
With friends like Joe, who needs enemies?
God Damn it, Joe! See, this is why everyone hates you. Why would you possibly oppose a public option?
No. No one thinks that. That is a straw man argument that the opponenets of reform have constructed. Everyone knows it will cost money. The difference is that instead of money coming out of your paycheck to go to Aetna, money will come out of your paycheck to go to a publicly-run plan. A plan that will not have a profit-motive to screw you out of coverage. Everyone knows this. You're either stupid, or you're lying.
So the problem is that the public option will cost too little?
Really? Really? The private health insurers hire such shitty negotiators that they end up paying 130% of the cost? Really? Have you ever looked at a health insurance statement?
I'm looking at one right now. Column 1 reads: Piedmont Hospital, X-Ray or Lab Services. Amount submitted, $358.00 Column 2 reads: Amount Negotiated or allowed, $70.91
For the mathematically impaired, that means that Aetna negotiated a payment of 19.8% of the amount the hospital was billing. Where the hell do you get 130%? Joe, "your" hospitals in Connecticut are lying to you. Well, probably not lying, exactly. The hospitals may be billing private insurers 130% of the cost, but the insurers sure the fuck aren't paying it!
So, you know what? He wants to filibuster, call his bluff! Somebody lend Harry Reid a pair and tell him that if Joe wants to filibuster, make him do it for real. Make him go all Jimmy Stewart and keep talking for days on end. Let the public see just how hard Joe is willing to work to make sure that they don't have access to a public healthcare plan. A plan which polls continue to show is popular with the public.
Make sure everyone in America has a chance to turn on C-SPAN and see how hard Joe Lieberman is willing to work to protect insurance industry profits. Then everyone can join me in shouting "Sweet Hammer Of Thor, I Fucking Hate Joe Lieberman!"
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
AP IMPACT: Statisticians reject
WASHINGTON – Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming? You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book. Only one problem: It's not true, according to an analysis of the numbers done by several independent statisticians for The Associated Press.
Holy Crap! I can't remember the last time I saw a major news outlet actually verifying the veracity of someone's claims. Usually, the best you can hope for is that they'll quote someone who disputes the claim and say "OK, we've presented both sides, we'r objective!"
But someone at the AP finally figured out that there aren't two sides to every story. If the story is about, say, the budget, you can have someone on one side saying "this is a good budget" and someone on the other side saying "this is a bad budget" and really, neither one can be right or wrong, it's a matter of opinion. But if one person claims "the budget totals 3 trillion dollars" and the other side claims "the budget totals 10 trillion dollars" then you have the responsibility to figure out which is correct. Because they can't both be right. (although they can both be wrong)
So with stories about global warming, if one side says "the planet is getting hotter" and the other side says "the planet is getting cooler," you need to find out which is correct. And damned if the AP didn't actually do just that!
In a blind test, the AP gave temperature data to four independent statisticians and asked them to look for trends, without telling them what the numbers represented. The experts found no true temperature declines over time.
The recent Internet chatter about cooling led [the's] to re-examine its temperature data. It found no cooling trend.
Statisticians say that in sizing up climate change, it's important to look at moving averages of about 10 years. They compare the average of 1999-2008 to the average of 2000-2009. In all data sets, 10-year moving averages have been higher in the last five years than in any previous years.
So thank you, Associated Press, for finally doing your fucking job!
Now where the hell was this when Bush was claiming there were WMD's in Iraq?
And let's say you read something that was posted on a humor/satire website.
And let's just say that you were dumb enough to believe it and too lazy and perfidious to do any basic fact-checking.
Then let's say that after you reported the joke as fact, you were informed that the joke was, in fact, a joke.
There are a couple of legitimate responses from which you could choose.
You might say something like: "Sorry, folks, it looks like I've been had. That story was made up as a joke. I'll try to be more careful in the future."
Or you could get angry at the person who posted the joke and try to blame him for your mistake.
But what if you were Rush Limbaugh? (uggggh, shudder!)
If you're Rush Limbaugh, you go with the "it's false, but I stand by it" defense.
"You know why I know Obama thinks it? Because I've heard him say it."
Monday, October 26, 2009
Well, she does have a point.
Just like if you asked "would you like a nice cold beer?" most people would say "Yes." However, if you ask "would you like a nice cold beer that Mary Landrieu has peed in?" most folks will say "No."
(I believe the lone "yes" came from Sen. David Vitter.)
Or if you ask would you vote for Mary Landrieu, many Louisianans answer "yes."
But if you ask "Would you vote for Mary Landrieu knowing that she is kinda dumb and thinks that you can be easily manipulated by tricky questions?" you get a lot more "No's"
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
And of course, he's not the only one who seems determined to play the victim at every turn. Check out today's helping of bullshit from Charles Krauthammer.
The 'post-partisan' president makes an enemies list
The signal to corporations is equally clear: . . . Think twice before you run an ad on Fox.
. . . the current White House goes beyond that. It wants to delegitimize any significant dissent.
Fox News is no monopoly. It is a singular minority in a sea of liberal media. ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC vs. Fox. The lineup is so unbalanced as to be comical -- and that doesn't even include the other commanding heights of the culture that are firmly, flagrantly liberal: Hollywood, the foundations, the universities, the elite newspapers.
So, maybe Charles Krauthammer actually believes that making an unflattering (though demonstrably correct) remark about FOX News is tantamount to declaring war.
And maybe he does really believe that ABC, NBC, CBS, etc. are lefty equivalents of FOX.
You know, I could maybe give him MSNBC if we ignore the fact that they give Republican Congressional alumnus and Gingrich revolutionary Joe Scarborough his own show. And ignore the fact that they trot out Pat Buchannan every couple of days as if he had anything legitimate to say. But even if we pretend that MSNBC is the liberal FOX, no rational person could think that ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. are doing anything other than doing a second-rate job of reporting the news. So I had been assuming that people like Krauthammer were just being disingenuous. But maybe they aren't. maybe they really do think of themselves as victims.
I think people of that ilk have confused supremacy with parity. I think that they look at FOX, where their view is given complete supremacy (and facts be damned) and they actually see it as fair and balanced. Whereas they look at, say CNN where their viewpoint is treated as one possible point of view they actually see this as an attack on them and their values.
Maybe this is why, when the cashier at Wal-Mart says "happy holidays," thus acknowledging that some people celebrate Channukah or Kwanza, or nothing, they see this as a "War on Christmas!" Maybe they really do feel this way, as if Christmas is under attack from some unseen malevolent force.
So maybe Bill Donohue really looks at multiculturalism as a threat to Western Civilization. Maybe in his mind, if the Dead White Men canon is not taught as the indisputable pinnacle of achievement, it's the same thing as saying Shakespeare Sucks! To a normal person, it sounds like "Shakespeare was a great writer, but so were James Baldwin and SEI SHŌNAGON. But to the Donohoes of the world, it's one or the other. If Omar Khayyamm was a great poet, then somehow that diminishes Keats and Whitman.
It's like you say to a Philadelphia fan, "hey, the Phillies are a great team, but the Yankees are looking pretty good, too" and the guy from Philadelphia shouts "Why are you always running down the Phillies?"
So maybe this is why these folks always seem to think that everyone's against them, everyone's out to get them!
Look, Krauthammer even thinks "the foundations" are biased against the right.
The foundations include groups like the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Family Research Council, the Hoover Institute, The Free Congress Foundation, the CATO Institute, The RAND Corporation, the Adolph Coors Foundation, the Koch family foundations, and the various Mellon-Scaife family foundations. And there are more conservative/right-wing foundations where these came from.
And sure, there are also progressive foundations like People for the American Way, MoveOn.org, etc. but the right-leaning groups far outstrip progressive ones in numbers, money and influence. But to someone like Krauthammer, the fact that there are progressive foundations at all translates in his mind to the world of the foundations being biased towards the left. Either the foundation-o-sphere is the exclusive domain of right-wing opinion or it is irreperably slanted against the right. There is no in-between.
Maybe that's why there's no reasoning with people like that.
"They're opening them (oil fields) up to other companies all over the world ... We're entitled to it," Pickens said of Iraq's oil. "Heck, we even lost 5,000 of our people, 65,000 injured and a trillion, five hundred billion dollars."
Of course, by that logic, if someone were to invade the Pickens estate and shoot T. Boone Pickens, he would be entitled to inherit at least some of the Pickens fortune.
Hey, T. Boone. You see this guy?
This guy is less dickish than you.
Why should you care?
But it gives me an excuse to post this , wherein Kim explains the source of their past relationship problems:
Kim and boyfriend Reggie Bush, split in July but are now back together and working on their issues. "Before, I was strictly all about my work," Kim admits.
She was all about her work!
Someone please explain to Kim what work is.
Being followed around by cameras is not work.
Dressing like a streetwalker is not work.
Actually being a streetwalker would probably qualify as work, in that you are doing something unpleasant for money, but you actually have less dignity than a streetwalker.
Streetwalkers do what they do out of desperation. You made yourself in to a whore out of what? Boredom? An insatiable lust for unwarranted fame? A burning desire to be well-known without having accomplished a fucking thing?
See, here's an example. See what Reggie is doing here? That's work. It involves effort.
What you're doing here is not work. You are expending no effort. You're only making Reggie's work more difficult.
So Kim, I think it's safe to just go ahead and stop concentrating on your "work" now.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
If MSNBC is porn, that's got to be the worst porn ever. Look at this cast:
OH, Ye GAWDS!!!!!
As for calling CNN "child porn?" I don't even get it. I think Rush has just gone completely 'round the bend.
I remember when I first stumbled on to Rush Limbaugh on the radio back in 1988 or 89. He was an ass even then, but he was kinda funny. He was entertaining in his way, and he made sense. I disagreed with him on pretty much everything, but at least I could understand what point he was making. Now he's like a mental patient. What the hell is he even saying about MSNBC and CNN? What in the world would you find pornographic about either network?
I think he's just given up any pretense of trying to make sense and now just shouts vile accusations at whomever it is he doesn't like. I expect that in his personal life, he must be constantly making these sorts of claims
"My ex-wife is a reptilian Satan-worshipper!"
"That rude waiter was a Nazi collaborator!"
"The guy who cut me off in traffic is a puppy-raping child murderer!"
"My other ex-wife is a baby-fisting lycanthrope!"
And so on.
Rush, it's over. You need help. Please, check yourself into a psycho ward before you hurt yourself or someone else.
"What could be lamer than a Civil War Re-enactment?"
This could be.
“Twitternactment” to Re-enact the Battle of Trenton
Newt Gingrich and God knows how many other pathetic weirdos will be re-enacting the battle of Trenton using Twitter.
So you thought guys running around in Confederate uniforms firing toy guns at each other was pathetic? You don't know the meaning of the word "pathetic" until you've witnessed a Twitter battle!
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that if Twitter had existed in the 18th Century, George Washington would Not have taken time away from fighting the Revolutionary Fucking WAR to send "real-time tweets" to a bunch of douchebags in their jammies. If General Washington had caught one of his men "tweeting," he would have had him court-marshalled if he didn't just shoot him in the head to save time.
Someone needs to tell Newt that imaginary conversations using anachronistic technology probably doesn't qualify as actual "history." Let me save you some time, you want to know what Washington and his men were feeling while crossing the Delaware?
Cold And Scared.
There, now you can skip the Twit-enactment, or whatever it's called.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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do me a favor, though. Since Sarah and Newsmax and SarahPac and whoever are bound to put their ads under this post, go ahead and click on them. Don't buy anything ar sign up for anything, just click on their ads. It'll cost 'em a couple of bucks which will make me smile. And the revenue keeps Blogspot operating as a free blog-hosty thing.
Let me just slip on the Crazy pants
Why in the world do so many words end in -allow?
There can't possibly be another set of 5 letters which end so many English words.
Callow is a word.
Sallow is a word.
Swallow is a word.
Tallow is too.
So is Gallow.
Hallow, Shallow, Fallow, Mallow, and Wallow are all real English words.
Ballow is rarely seen, but it's a real word, too.
That's eleven, and I'm no linguist. Oh, and that's not counting ALLOW itself, which is a word on its own.
Why were the inventors of English so obsessed with these five letters? I think it's obvious.
the first three A-L-L spell the word ALL.
The next two stand for
One & World.
All One World, as in the One World Government.
The early speakers of English were trying to warn us about the coming of the One World Government as foretold in Revelations, Nostradamus, and the U.N. Charter.
Or were they trying to plant the idea in our heads that we should Allow the One World Government.
Hmm, interesting isn't it that English itself is an amalgam of French and German. One Language for One World. And it's right in front of our faces, but we just can't see it.
Wow! I've gotta stop this. I can see how easy it is to make yourself crazy. I do not want to end up like crazy Glenn Beck.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
And here's the proof. Could a fictional character pen a column for the Washington Post? The Washington Times, sure. But the Post? Probably not!
There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days:
Wow, right off the bat! Opening strong with a burst of paranoia right in the first sentence. I think we can see where this is going already. The "nihilists" are going to be "anyone with a point of view different than Bill Donohue's." And anyone with a different point of view is naturally OUT TO DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!
multiculturalism is used as a club to beat down Western civilization in the classroom;
Right, because acknowledging the contributions of other cultures is obviously the same thing as saying that Western Civilization Sucks!
Everyone knows that the only literature worth reading is Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and the King James Bible. If students are required to read, say Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or the Epic of Gilgamesh, well, how will they know that everything good ever written was written in English, which is the language God speaks because English is so obviously superior to every other language ever. Hmm? How are they going to learn that? Answer me that, smug little multi-culti nihilist.
Not for nothing, but wouldn't a belief in multiculturalism make one definitionally NOT a nihilist? Just sayin'. Do go on, Bill.
sexual libertines seek to upend the cultural order by attacking religion;
Unless you're referring to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence*, I have no idea what you're talking about. Who is attacking religion while being a sexual libertine. I think sexual libertinism would take up so much of one's time that one would not have much opportunity to attack religion.
activist left-wing legal groups try to scrub society free of
the public expression of religion;
Yeah, not true. The ACLU, et al have no problem with you or anyone else expressing your religious views publicly. The ACLU in particular would fight any effort to keep you from doing just that. That is what they do. What they object to is the use of public funds and publicly-owned land for religious expression. They like the idea of the separation of church and state. And so should you, by the way, because if the US of A ever did decide to pick a state-sponsored religion, you can bet that it won't be Catholicism. There are way more Protestants around. But don't worry, the ACLU will be there to prevent Protestants from persecuting Catholics should that day ever come. It's what they do.
elements in the Democratic party demonstrate an animus against Catholicism;
Really? You know John Kerry, Pat Leahy, Ted Kennedy, Bob Casey, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Nancy Pelosi, Hilda Solis, John Dingell, Charles Rangel, and Dennis Kucinich are all Catholic. And there are more, lots more. Check it out.(LINK)
and secular-minded malcontents within Catholicism and Protestantism seek to sabotage their religion from the inside.
What makes people like Bill Donohue so paranoid? Why do you think everyone's out to get you, Bill? Do you really believe that there are discontented catholics who think to themselves, "I should just quit this church, but no! I will remain in the pew and take down this whole organization from the inside! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!" Do you know how ridiculous you sound?
Ok, that's one paragraph. Just the first paragraph of Bill's diatribe. And I left a little out. And I'm already exhausted. Let me take a quick kitten break.
Oh, well hello to you too, little fella!
AAAA!!!! (squeal like a schoolgirl) That did it! I'm re-born! I'm ready to plunge back into the demented world of Bill Donohue!
Ok, you were saying, Bill?
Oh, my God! Bill Donohue accidentally wrote something that is correct. There actually have been radicals who have wanted to replace capitalism with socialism or communism. Good job, Bill! Keep it going!
Oh, well it was nice while it lasted.
Seriously Bill, that's just too ridiculous even for you. Who are these people who want to annihilate American culture and replace it with. . . .nothing? Who do you think wants that? Come on, you should be able to at least name just one of these people.
Because they're imaginary!!!!!
I think what motivated the Marquis de Sade was his raging boner. I'm pretty sure that all sexual libertines are motivated by their libidos. They probably aren't throwing orgies and key parties (look it up!) with invitations reading "Come to Bob and Jane's house Friday night for a big let's-hate-Jesus-festival."
So, Jim how was the orgy last night?
Oh, it was great! We really stuck it to those Catholics! Western civilization is bound to fall any day now!
Because deep down, everyone has the same mores as Bill Donohue. Most of us just don't know it yet. But the libertines, they know. They just manage to repress it long enough to finish the orgy.
Secular saboteurs have often seized the arts to make a statement. That's why the blasphemous often tracks the obscene: if the goal is to put an artistic dagger into the heart of culture, then it makes sense to use all the ammo available by attacking the sacred.
That's why there's a bazillion-dollar porn industry in the San Fernando Valley. There's such a large assortment of people who are ready and eager to get naked and screw on camera if it means the destruction of that Goddamned western civilization.
I will not have sex on camera! I'm not that kind of girl!
C'mon, baby! If you do, you'll be plunging a dagger into the heart of American culture!
Well, why didn't you say so? In that case, I'm willing to sacrifice my dignity for such a noble cause!
Now, Hollywood chooses to try to make movies that will make money instead.
he is run out of town.
That has never happened. Never, not once, not ever. You made that up. Who has been run out of town? No one, that's who. You're just making shit up.
So you've just decided to give up on the whole trying-to-make-sense thing? Yes, Mel Gibson made "The Passion." Was he run out of town? No! Even after his anti-Semitic, drunken rant he was not run out of town. The next sentence about Harvey Weinstein just doesn't follow. It's like a bad edit. I think you're running out of steam, better wrap this up.
now the gay activists are in charge.
Which is why gay marriage has been legalized and "don't ask, don't tell" has been repealed. Oh, wait! neither of those things has happened! But if the gay activists are running the party with majorities in both houses and the presidency, you'd think. . . . oh never mind. If Bill says it it must be true!
May I introduce to you Nancy Pelosi.
And John Kerry.
And Joe Biden.
Never mind, we've been over this already.
Catholics for Choice. Is Anti - Catholic. Catholics. . . . who are anti Catholic? How paranoid can you be? Why would the Ford Foundation waste its time and money trying to undermine the Catholic Church? Do you ever listen to yourself? Do you know how crazy you sound?
This goes on for a while, but seriously, I don't have the strength. You can read the whole crazy mess here if you're interested. I'm going to just skip to the end.
Okay, what decad is this? There are no more bathhouses! They were all shut down in the '80s during the AIDS panic. And what do you have against dog-walking? Catholics don't walk their dogs? Because they're too busy fucking all the time? (to make more Catholic babies, certainly not for any enjoyment!)
Are you sure you're not a Colbert show character?
Monday, October 19, 2009
The crazy lady is named Debbie Schlussel.
And when Debbie is not busy modeling her biker mama - sheriff of Israel vest,
Or cuddling with Sean Hannity,
She has her own website. Which people read. Really!
And she writes about important things.
The Disney character.
See, this is the way most of us remember Tinkerbell :
Tiny skirt, bare legs, low-cut top, really not the sort of outfit you'd want to wear if you were going to be flying overhead, am I right, ladies? Also, not an outfit you would want to wear if you would like to not be mistaken for an underaged sex worker.
So Disney decided to give Ms Bell a new outfit for their latest straight-to -video masterpiece.
Seems reasonable, right?
Now she can fly around in a non-hoohoo-exposing skirt, and not have to worry about popping out of her top. Seems like people should be happy that their little daughters get to see aTinkerbell who isn't always half-naked.
Reasonable? Debbie Schlussel doesn't do reasonable.
To Debbie Schlussel, the new outfit represents some sort of triumph of the pro-gay Muslim feminist agenda? or something? Idon't know. let's let Ms Schlussel explain her objection to a cartoon character's outfit.
Either Disney is trying to appease “modest” Muslims or they’ve gone the way of the rest of Hollywood and are trying to make their feminine characters more masculine.
Right, because when you are making a sequel to Peter Pan, your primary target market is the hijab-wearing observant Muslim demographic.
And, clearly Hollywood is making female characters more masculine. Why just look at these recent films!
Yeah, what a bunch of butchy tomboys are coming out of Hollywood these days. Cooking, falling in love with vampires, wearing animal-print dresses. How can you even tell the boys from the girls anymore?
Either way, the new and unimproved uniform and image of Tinker Bell leaves a lot to be desired from the formerly cute and feminine minidress clad nymph.
Right, the new Tinkerbell is so not cute! You know, except that she is. But clearly she oughta be showing more skin. Come on, Tinkerbell, the guys aren't paying to see you act!
The new image is butch and silly.
I'll give you silly, seeing as how her outfit is made of leaves, but butch? Really? Because she's not flitting around in a skirt that would make a hooker blush, that makes her "butch"? Really?
Gone is the cute strapless green dress, the magic wand, and very visible angel wings.
As you stated moments ago, Tinkerbell is a nymph. Not an angel.
Gone are the girly shoes, and now, instead, there are lace up boots reminiscent of the Jolly Green Giant, Robin Hood, or an elf. No, your mother doesn’t wear hiking boots. Your Tinker Bell does.
Yes my mother does wear hiking boots. When she's hiking. You got a problem with that?
And what Tinkerbell is wearing are hardly hiking boots. Have you ever seen hiking boots with pom-poms on them?
Oh, and now, there’s this stupid-looking visor/hat contraption, which I predict will, someday in the future, morph into a hijab.
Wow. I predict that you will never predict anything correctly ever. And a lot of women wear visors. Go watch a softball game sometime. The visor keeps the sun out of her eyes without giving her "hat-head."
Disney said it wanted to give “Tink” a tomboyish look. Uh, talk about overdoing it. The new Tinker Bell could be dating Rosie O’Donnell.
Right, because any woman who dresses in a practical outfit is obviously a big ol' lesbian! And so what if she were? (I prefer to think of cartoon characters as asexual, but since you brought it up) What if Tinkerbell had a crush on Wendy instead of Peter? How would that be any of your business? Tinkerbell is entitled to have a private life!
There’s nothing wrong with rebranding something to keep up with the times, but turning a charming, cute girly character into some masculine, butch action star is stupid. Unless your audience is strictly WNBA.
Because every woman who has ever played sports is a total lesbian!
is butch and masculine?
If you’re a parent who thinks the new covered up version is a welcome change in a sexualized world, think again.
No, don't. You got it right the first time, parent. Why exactly should we think again?
. . . .think again. Tinker Bell has been wearing a skimpy dress for decades
And this is relevant how? Cartoons featured characters in blackface for decades, should that also not have been allowed to change?
Tinker Bell has been wearing a skimpy dress for decades (watch the slide show). That’s what nymphs who fly around with magic wands do. This isn’t about modesty, or she’d be wearing baggy clothes and they wouldn’t have been in talks with a porn star [Paris Hilton]to play her.
I don't know how to break this to you, but nymphs who fly around with magic wands are imaginary! So there really is no data to support your claim. You might imagine nymphs flying around half-naked, I would imagine them wearing jet packs and space suits. Also, it may surprise you to learn that porn stars are capable of being fully dressed. Remember that show Roseanne? The waitress who worked in Rosanne's sandwich shop? That was infamous porn star Traci Lords. She was in several episodes and not once did she disrobe or perform any lewd acts on camera. I'm quite sure that if Disney had signed Paris Hilton to play the part of Tinkerbell, they would have supplied her with appropriate wardrobe.
This isn’t about putting your girls in a less sexually-saturated world. It’s about putting them in a more emasculated one, where the men are girls and the Tinker Bells are men.
Seriously? You think the disney corporation is part of some evil plot to emasculate the world? (since just over half the world's population is female, I'm not really sure how that would work) And how did the men become girls? Did they also change Peter Pan's outfit? Did they make it somehow gayer than the original?
And that’s never a good thing. As I always say, matriarchical societies die. They simply don’t have staying power.
Okay, if you're going to make a claim like that, you really have to have some evidence to back it up. Where is your research? The fact that you always say something doesn't make it true. And neither does the fact that to you it seems like it should be or must be true because it fits in with your peculiar ideology.
And by the way, every society dies out eventually. Seen any Etruscans lately? When's the last time you met an Inca or a Babylonian?
Matriarchal societies (and yes, the word is matriarchal, not matriarchical) have no staying power? Well, if most women were like debbie Schlussel, then that would probably be true. But if you had smart women in charge, women like, say Hilary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, etc. I'd have to think that things would go just fine. How much worse could they do than the guys?
Butch Disney characters for girls is not a positive development.
And we know this because Debbie Schlussel has declared it to be so. You know, Deb, I have 3 nieces and I would way rather have them look up to WNBA players than a half-naked nymph. Although I would rather they saw the cartoon nymph as a role model rather than someone like you.