The Commish's Desk
A little poker, a little sports, a little politics, a little entertainment... Hell, it's my first blog.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
You are Temperance
Time. Ages. Transformation. Involuntary change
Temperance is another card of aspiration, but also of much change. It often
represents complex situations. Positively, you can harmonize contrary
Temperance is, on a surface level, about "tempering." The original pouring from cup to cup might have been about cutting wine with water. So this is a card about moderation. There is, however, another angle to the card, that of merging seemingly impossible opposites. Sagittarius, the centaur, merges beast and man into a unique creature. And then there is the bow and arrow, one moving, one stationary, working together to point the way. Temperance may be, at first glance, a warning for you to "temper" your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder to that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Belief that fiery red and watery blue cannot be merged may be the only thing standing in the way of blending the two. Change the belief, measure out each with care, and you can create otherworldly violet.
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Uh, if anyone can explain WTF this means, let me know... I guess I'm not spiritual enough.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A friend and I were discussing the liberal leanings of the entertainment industry, and guessing WHY so many celebrities and musicians are so adamantly left-wing, way farther left than pretty much any other subgroup in the general population.
“Hollywood is make-believe. They have no idea what the real world is like.” was his hypothesis. This probably has some validity, though most of these people spent at least SOME time as middle-class scrubs while they were trying to break into the glitz and glamour of celebrity.
I think it’s much more simplistic. They’re just plain stupid. They trumpet change from their limousines and their mansions in Bel Air. They spout liberal aphorisms about feeding the hungry and clothing the poor during their concerts with $400 front row seats and $1M gate receipts.
THEY JUST DON’T GET IT.
While they’re cashing their $10M check for their latest musical abomination in their Bahamian bank account (the better to avoid paying taxes), they’re complaining about John McCain and Sarah Palin using their songs during a commercial or considering coming to their concert.
Take all the money Barbra Streisand, Madonna, and the Dixie Chicks (and a whole bunch of anti-American rappers) pocket each year, and you could end starvation in this country by the end of the month. If you could pry it out of their hypocritically clenched little fists…
So, besides overt stupidity, why tout the Democratic party line? Is it noblesse oblige? [if you don’t know what it is, look it up] You might think so, if you attributed any sense of morals to any of these people. Clearly, Madonna doesn’t fall under this umbrella, since her morals are somewhere left of Sodom. Even Barbra decided to snuggle up to Bubba the Intern-Poker, so her moral compass is a little awry. No, it isn’t a moral obligation that motivates these people.
Part of me feels that some of it goes back to the Kennedy days, where Hollywood had a blatant position in the White House (that position was face down in the pillows). Even though the Kennedys likely killed Marilyn, they are still idolized as the ideal Democratic family, especially by the celebrity idiocracy. The counterculture and anti-establishment attitudes of the late sixties, popularized by the Beatles and Dylan, added to it. Even though the Democrats put us in Vietnam, if you ask the typical celebrity liberal, they’ll blame Nixon for the loss.
Now we have a brand new generation of brainless celebrity know-nothings, pumping out the ignorant vote for a completely vacant presidential candidate. Perhaps that’s it. They sense that the simplicity, idiocy, and inability to function productively in society is a trait they share with Obama, Kerry, Gore, and all the liberal candidates and concepts. Obama MUST be good, because he’s just like all of us in the entertainment industry: ignorant of national security, dishonest about relationships, undisciplined with money, ethically bankrupt, but Oprah likes us.
Yeah, that’s it.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Here’s something that’s been bugging me (among other things)…
OK, we all agree that GW isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, and that the War in Iraq was ill-conceived and mostly mismanaged…
And, we all agree that this whole financial cluster fuck is a bad thing, with the banks collapsing and the stock market tanking…
But why is everyone putting the economy on Bush’s back, when it’s CONGRESS that screwed up the banking regulations and put the Community Reinvestment Act on the books? If Bush is to blame for the War in Iraq, isn’t Congress equally culpable in the financial collapse and subsequent bailout?
So… we know Bush is out of a job in January… Shouldn’t we boot EVERYONE out of Congress, including the Democratic majority? After all, the financial collapse occurred under THEIR watch. Just as much as 9/11 occurred under Bush’s watch.
Am I the only person who notices the discrepancy in how the media handles these situations?
Am I the only person who notices that the liberals are horribly inconsistent in how they place blame in the case of a crisis?
Am I the only person who asks himself rhetorical political questions?