The Scanner-Politics 1/15/09 (40 Musical Obama Supporters Slide-Show; Barbie at 50 [French]; Women and the World; “Obama-Cola The Great National Temperance Beverage”; Tina Brown; WLS Chicago–the Governor Sells Furniture)

By InsightAnalytical-GRL

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…

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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.)

Barbie fête ses 50 ans

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.

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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!!

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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

Excerpt:

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!

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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:

Obama-Cola “The Great National Temperance Beverage”

The National Temperance Beverage

Obama-Cola

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.

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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….)

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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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10 Responses

  1. We will witness one of the most important inaguration of history and its a finale of a great campaign.
    If we look it closely it resembls mix of top brands. have a look http://controversial-affairs.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-on-20th-jan-campaign.html

  2. Just a few minutes ago a woman told me “I’ve had it with Hillary. During her confirmation hearings she defined Smart Power as a marriage between pragmatism and diplomacy. I’m done with Hillary.” The problem was the use of the word “marriage” to define a relationship (the speaker is a lesbian, as am I).

    My response: “And you have no issue at all with Rick Warren speaking at the inauguration?”

    She apparently does not have an issue, as she did not answer that question.

    Rather, of course, the very mention of the “I” word led to general discussion about how excited they all are to watch it on Tuesday. They’re all hosting inaugural ball-watching parties on Tuesday night.

    I can’t stand this. my hypocrisy and bulls#*% meter is jumping off the scale and all the alarm bells are ringing!!!!!

  3. I’m in moderation. Please help.

  4. I feel as if I’m going to vomit.

    The only great of the BO campaign was the greatest use of misogyny and racism ever seen.

  5. StaunchWoman, everyone goes into moderation until Grl releases them. Me too. We had some nasty troll like critters infesting the place a while back who wouldn’t go away so now Grl makes sure that we don’t have to contend with them.

    Sometimes it takes a while to get out of moderation when Grl is living her life instead of blogging like she’s supposed to do 😉

  6. Thanks Marge…just got back and have HIGHLIGHTED the message about moderation in the left sidebar so people can see it…

  7. All those stars supporting obama..who pays their salary?

  8. Sheeeeesh, IA, I clicked through all 40 and only 2 that I would even consider wasting time on.

    Will Smith, I like – and Joan Baez. The rest of the bunch, including “The Boss”, just look and sound like a bunch of Obots. Maybe I’m just too old to appreciate what is the going thing these days.

    Just thinking about what is in store for us on the 20th makes me sick to my stomach. I hope to goodness we don’t have any riots. This gang of operatives who worsip the “one” might just act like the infantile cretins who think the way to celebrate a football victory is to burn down the town.

  9. P.S.

    Roland Burris was sworn into the Senate today by VP Dick Chaney.

    Chalk up one for the Constitution.

    Eat that, King Harry. Your crown has slipped a little.

    Now if the SCOTUS would come through for us tomorrow (fat chance) I could really celebrate. Might even do a little burning myself – In the building incinerator, that is.

  10. […] 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 …[Continue Reading] […]

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