Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A disturbing trend in advertising.

The pseudo-smooth 70's dirtball spokesman

Why would anyone take advice from someone like that? Who thinks that this would be an effective marketing tool? Hey, if we get a spokesman who looks like he hangs out in front of the 7-11 all day making rude comments to underage girls, and have him promote our fine product, wait, what were we going for here? 
Hey, ladies, buy some insurance, all right all right!

Baseless Charges of Anti-Semitism

So now I'm seeing all over the net that the Occupy Wall Street crowd is anti-Semitic?
Seriously, this ridiculous claim is popping up all over the place.

Occupy Wall Street's Anti-Semitism Condemned

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 08:13 AM
The Emergency Committee for Israel has launched a highly critical video condemning anti-Semitic sentiment during the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests and calling for Democratic leaders to stop supporting the movement.

Occupy Wall Street Has an Anti-Semitism Problem

The Republican National Committee attacked Democrats on Wednesday for staying silent about “extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments” reported at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Conveniently lumping opposition to the policies of the Israeli government in with anti-Semitism, eh? So predictable. Just like how when the teabaggers protested the imaginary policies of the Obama administration, the Republicans condemned their "anti-American" comments, because if you dislike a government's policies, you obviously hate everyone who lives in the country governed by that government.

Spicer said Democratic leaders supporting the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations is hypocritical in light of how they’ve previously spoken about the tea party movement.
“Democrats were quick to single out any instances of perceived extremism among Tea Party supporters, but with Occupy Wall Street, they turn a blind eye,” he wrote.

Yes, if by "turn a blind eye," you mean "completely ignore." Really, I think they are turning two blind eyes to the OWS movement.

The purpose of the Tea Party was to get government out of all Americans’ lives. The point of Occupy Wall Street is to scapegoat fellow Americans. And wherever political scapegoating takes place, anti-Semitism is sure to follow.

So, sure let's just go ahead and assume that these folks are going to turn all anti-Semitic, it's bound to happen eventually, so let's pencil it in for, let's say next Thursday?  Damn, that is about the dumbfuckingest argument I have ever heard.

But this one is my favorite. You have to see this to believe it. It's from some painfully stupid website called the PJ Tattler, which I assume has something to do with the asinine Pajamas Media:

Bizarre neo-swastika reminiscent of “The Great Dictator” used as power symbol by OWS leaders

Hmm, I don't recall seeing any sort of swastika-looking symbol on any of the leaders of this leaderless movement.

El Marco, one of the best citizen photojournalists in the country, this morning published an outstanding photo-essay about the Occupy Denver protests over the weekend, and in it he makes this highly disturbing observation: “An Occupy Denver community organizer leads the bizarre chanting ritual. Never have I seen anything that comes as close to a mind-control exercise in a free society. The orange tape insignia on this woman’s arm indicates that she is a leader. I was told that any questions I had could be addressed to someone with this type of insignia. When I first saw this militant-looking marking, it reminded me of the Order of the Double-Cross, made famous in the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator.”

Um, you do realize that The great Dictator was, oh never mind. Let's see this swastika-esque insignia

Various people throughout the crowd were wearing the symbol:

Note also how when the “leaders” put the symbol on their sleeves (as in the first and third photos), it is rotated 45 degrees just like the Nazi swastika was.

Oh My God. It's a fucking POUND SIGN!
aka "Number sign," aka "hashtag." 
The New Nazi Salute
This could not be more desperate.