Yesterday’s post, Hip-Hop Inaugural Events Start TONIGHT (1/14/09)…Ludicras Co-Hosting “Urban Ball” , presented a rundown on the hip-hop events being held leading up to and including Inauguration Day. Although it dates back to June ’08, today’s nugget gives more insight into the “culture” coming to Washington…and I don’t see much of Jackie-O in this, either.
Here’s the blurb from a site called “Gigwise” which describes a slide show of 40 musical Obama supporters. Note the obligatory dig at the “old folks”…If there’s one hallmark of the Obama campaign and probably his Presidency, it’s the utter LACK OF RESPECT shown to women, older people, gays, etc. etc. Everyone is fair game to this crowd, if they’re not enthralled by the “magic” of Obama!
40 Music Stars Who Endorse Barack Obama!
We unveil his army of dedicated celebrity supporters…
Failed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton could only muster up golden-oldies like Barbara Streisand and Sir Elton John to support her campaign, while Barack Obama is very much the man of the musical world with a whole legion of fervent and highly-influential followers. Here we run down the army of musicians who just love Obama…
Go see who we’re supposed to be excited about…
While we’re on the subject of “old,” especially OLD WOMEN, why not celebrate the 50th birthday of Barbie? I got wind of this via an email I receive from France-Amerique, Le Journal Français des États-Unis. (I’m failing miserably at trying to keep up my French.)
Pas une ride, pas un cheveu gris et pas un kilo en trop. Le temps ne semble pas avoir d’effet sur Barbie. Cinquante ans après sa création, la poupée vedette de l’Américain Mattel est plus radieuse que jamais puisqu’elle fête son anniversaire en s’offrant une nouvelle garde-robe.
Barbie fait des envieuses. A 50 ans, la poupée mannequin est encore pulpeuse et au top. Toujours à la pointe de la mode, ses gardes robes et sa plastique parfaite ont fait rêver des générations de jeunes filles et sans doute de petits garçons. Les plus grands noms de la haute couture comme Armani, Dior, Gauthier ou encore Versace l’ont déjà habillé.
You get the gist…time hasn’t affected her, she’s radiant, and she’s been dressed by the likes of Armani, Dior, and Versace.
I bet she’s an Obama supporter!!
A hat tip to Stray Dogs that Amble In in for this piece on women and what they could mean for the world (and how they’re being blocked) as well as some really cool buttons!!! The piece is entitled “It is Not about Hillary Anymore, It is about NOT Hillary“
So, this morning I opened up my “news” from The Confluence. (No thanks on the Yahoo reports from AP fellas.) I got to thinking…. ya know, it’s true… for me…. IT’S JUST NOT ABOUT HILLARY ANY MORE.
No. It is not about Hillary anymore. It is about NOT Hillary. What her absence from the position of POTUS means to me, and the rest of our god-forsaken world. A world so in need of healing and peace.
Do check out both the piece at the Confluence in case you missed it, as well as Stray Dog’s own piece….and check out those buttons which feature the % of women serving as governors or senators. Shocking!
On another serious note, here’s a story that was found by Grail Guardian. This piece is from a site called Rage Against the Washing Machine/Home of the Boxer Shorts Rebellion. Blogger Leilla writes from Beverly Hills, California (Click on “User Info” to read her rather interesting profile).
Excerpt from the piece recommend by GG:
The National Temperance Beverage
By JENNIFER MATSUI
In 2004, American voters were offered a choice between two presidential candidates in an elaborately staged “taste test” based on consumer preference for one brand of Cola over the other. More recently, voters were faced with yet another soft drink challenge, but this time it was based on the dominant brand’s ill-advised attempt in 1985 to “mess with success” and re-launch its product under a “new” label. Unlike the Bush/Kerry campaign that pitted competing (but otherwise identical) corporate interests against one another, election 2008 more closely resembled an internal struggle within a single corporate entity.
This time around, GW played the unenviable villain role of the Coca Cola exec responsible for his company’s disastrous decision to tamper with the formula and packaging of a beloved, much touted brand of carbolic soda, while Barak Obama played the dissenting marketing genius who comes to the rescue and restores the poisonous product back to its original flavor. Having put the genie, so to speak, back into the bottle, the whiz kid replaces the despised and disgraced CEO much to the relief of customers and shareholders alike. In this fictionalized retelling of the story, the youthful upstart’s deceptively bold campaign to oust his former boss is launched with the support of his enthusiastic and idealistic marketing team, most of whom were eventually given the pink slip once the new CEO settled into his upper floor suite. McCain’s minor role as hired mouthpiece attempting damage control for the outgoing CEO was a comical and insignificant aside to bigger picture premise of an arrogant and deluded leader being challenged by a charismatic and visionary upstart. Never mind that the “visionary” envisioned nothing more radical than a return to the recent past of putting the requisite amount of high fructose corn syrup in aluminum cans.
Have you checked out The Daily Beast, the site that was launched in October by former Vanity Fair and The New Yorker editor Tina Brown? (She also had an enjoyable show on MSNBC before it was sold to Obama, Inc.
It’s definitely worth a look-see. It’s a really sharp site with news, culture, etc. all presented posted in a really “active” way. Lots of diverse sources and opinions, too. Take a look…it’s a lot more fun that Arianna’s Huffing and Puffing site!!! (Warning: Occasionally a little heavy on the “boobs” that the Brits like so much, but overall, the insouciance of the site is really a breath of fresh air….)
Finally, Chicago Correspondent Leslie comes through with another gem from the local media…in this case, something that was posted on the blog of WLS hosts Don Wade and Roma. Priceless!!
January 04, 2009
Don Wade & Roma’s Blog WLS
Can’t Pass Up a Deal Like This!
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