Sunday, August 24, 2008

Like a Dumbass


I've always believed that Madonna is a minimally talented skank with a great gift for self-promotion. I've liked a few of her songs, but for the most part, her act sickens me, and it has never ceased to amaze me that someone with so little to offer musically has been able to forge such a long, lucrative career. The missus loves her, by the way. As I've said often, we have a mixed marriage. But back to Madonna. She kicked off her latest tour Saturday night in London, and at one point, according to an AP report, a large video screen flashed images of destruction and global warming, followed by photos of Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe and ... John McCain. Whoa there, dipstick. Number one, only your most sycophantic hangers-on give a crap about your political beliefs, and while I disagree strongly with McCain on some issues, it is repugnant to put him in the same class as two of the worst genocidal lunatics in the history of the world. Madonna has shown herself again to be nothing more than a dumb ... well, I can't say the word I want to say, but it rhymes with something a football team does when facing a fourth-and-long situation. Stay in England, scumbag.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb ass? Depends on how desperate the team is.

August 24, 2008 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

Right you are. I should have been more specific and said what a team "usually" does on fourth and long.

August 24, 2008 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

One of the things in this world that infuriates me is celebrities spouting off political opinions. I know that we have free speech in this country and I consider that one of our greatest freedoms. And I'm not denying a celebrity's right to express an opinion. But when it comes down to it, who really gives a rat's ass about Madonna's views on politics? Or Springsteen's? Or Rosie O'Donnell's? The list goes on and on. Madonna included McCain with her montage of horrible despots, but doesn't back it up with any facts. Just a picture. None of the people I mentioned went to college, and I'm certain none of them has a background in political science, so what makes them an authority on politics? Nothing. They just use their privileged position to spout off whatever vitriol or drivel they want. The pathetically sad and sickening thing is that there are far too many people in this country who consider listening to this drivel "research" into an issue. I don't need Bono or Sean Penn or, God forbid, Alec Baldwin or Susan Sarandon, telling me what to think.

August 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Madonna is not the only marginally talented performer that dabbles in politics. I can see why people with "power" want to use that power to push their agendas, but if I vote for someone simply because a musician or movie star says I should, I don't deserve to vote.

August 25, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brant -- you'reight: football teams do often kick on fourth and long. :)

August 25, 2008 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Dale Lolley said...

The political activism by "stars" actually turns a lot of people off to their movies/music.
Just because you can sing - or in Madonna's case, gyrate - or are a beautiful person, doesn't mean your thoughts are any more enlightened than anyone else's.
But how many times have we seen one of these "stars" testifying before congress on something? Like they have any clue.
Sean Penn runs around spouting off like a moron. I don't even think the bozo finished high school. Then he's running around with Hugo Chavez like he's some kind of humanitarian.
I can't even watch anything he does anymore.

August 25, 2008 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

Couldn't agree with you more, Dale. Anyone who cavorts around with Chavez ought to have "A-HOLE" permanently stamped on his or her forehead.
I feel the same way about Tom Cruise, after his crazy, cult-fueled statements. I try to avoid his movies entirely, though I must say his character was great in "Tropic Thunder." He had so much make-up on that it didn't even look like him, so that made it more palatable.

August 25, 2008 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen...they won't get a cent from me ever. And they are just the ones I can think of right now.

Anonymous #1 said it well...if I vote for someone simply because a musician or movie star says I should, I don't deserve to vote. Amen, brother or sister.

The whole testifying before Congress nonsense shows just where we are as a society. A schmuck like Bono, not even his real name, telling these bloated, clueless politicians that we need to save the world makes me vomit.

August 25, 2008 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would strongly disagree with the notion that Bono is a "schmuck." He may be a rock musician, but, from all accounts, he's very well-versed in issues relating to poverty and AIDS in Africa. He's pretty committed to this, and he's not just dabbling.

As for Madonna, she likes to generate headlines -- remember the "Sex" book way back in '92 -- and she knew that putting McCain after Hitler, etc., was a way to cook up some controversy.

I also don't think people should turn their backs on performers based on whether they agree or disagree with their politics. Frank Sinatra hung out with Spiro Agnew, for heaven's sake (and consorted with mobsters) but he was a great singer, no matter which way you slice it. John Wayne was a right-winger who spoke at GOP conventions, but that doesn't mean "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers" aren't great movies. Vanessa Redgrave was a committed Marxist back in the 1960s and 1970s, but she's certainly one of the great actresses of the last 50 years.

--Brad Hundt

August 25, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

What did Springsteen ever do to make you mad priguy?

August 26, 2008 at 9:27 AM  

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