March 25, 2009

My Old Friend Fred...and Meghan's Still Stupid

I still miss Fred. I always will. I will never be quite happy unless he is ever president. There will always be something missing from my life, a nagging, unfulfilled spot. Sigh.

Meghan McCain is still a dipshit, not that that's anything new, but what got me was that I've seen and read maybe 5 or 6 different things with this space cadet dipshit of late, and I have yet to see a single time when she DOESN'T harp on (and on) her "generation." Meghan, if you insist on going on television and making an asshole out of yourself, try to make it a LITTLE bit cool, will you? How about playing The Who (My Generation, of course) in the background...what do you mean, you've never heard of that song before? Because you're from a different generation, you say? Here, little girl, take a listen, will you? That's it. You look a little bummed out, what's wrong? Oh. You thought that was a hip, cool, original new thing to talk about? Even after you ran it into the ground, you thought it was still all yours? No idea that you think like every generation to ever come before you?

Well, I'm sorry to burst y...oh hell - good. Now shut the f*ck up already.

8 comments:

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Yo! ANNIE ~

I’ve been kind of all over the map recently and so I’m only just now picking up where we left off.

You wrote:
>>[As to V … The character and much of what he said could apply equally to any kind of totalitarian regime, which is kind of what I focused on.]<<

Yes. Agreed. And that’s one reason I found the movie worthwhile even though I have those previously articulated misgivings about the underlying politics of the piece. Still haven’t found a chance to rewatch it (as I said, been all over da map), but I do intend to.

You:
>>[I wonder if our difference lies in the fact that I tend not to focus on social conservatism because there's a sharp difference between my personal and political beliefs there?]<<

No, actually, that is not what I was alluding to. As for me, my political views are but a natural extension of my spiritual beliefs. It’s that proverbial “hand and glove” bit. I don’t think it would be possible for me to long express my political beliefs without my strong religious beliefs becoming known.

But what I had in mind is that it appears to me (upon admittedly just the most cursory examination of your writings here) that you have a greater tolerance of Neoconservatism than I have. But then again, any person with ANY tolerance of Neoconservatism has more, as I have ZERO TOLERANCE for it.

This discussion, however, is for another day... if at all. But just a “for instance”, since it relates to this Blog Bit: Although I agree with many if not most of Fred Thompson’s stated positions, if I have learned anything about politics in my 49 years, it is that WORDS NEVER COUNT. Only actions matter. And, unfortunately, Fred Thompson’s membership in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) excludes his getting my vote for anything ever, regardless of how often or strongly I concur with his publicly stated politics.

But, hey, that’s not what I wish to discuss. No time and little energy for it. I’m here for fun:

I’m not especially a fan of The Who. So, allow me to propose a different “MY GENERATION” song. A friend of mine recently introduced me to this songwriter named Todd Snider. I think the dude’s great; he is witty, funny and spiritually astute. His debut album appeared in ’94 and the first track is his update of The Who’s anthem. See whatcha think of this version as an alternative:

MY GENERATION (PART 2) by Todd Snider

My genration, part two, book three, verse four,
Jackson Five, Nikki Sixx

My old man says the Woodstock generation
Found a way to make this nation
Open up its eyes and take a look around
And he says my generation
Ain't good for nothing
I could think of something
So I thought I'd jot it down

Here's to hair gel
Hanging out at the health spa
Using condom sense
Watching L.A. Law
Here's to drum machines
Stonewashed jeans
Credit cards, fax machines
Big bow-headed chicks and frat guys
Wearing forty dollar tie-dyed t-shirts
And big old paisley ties
Here's to living off dad as long as you can
And blending in with the crowd
Oh, my generation
My generation
My generation should be proud

We were raised up in the hallowed halls
Of half a million shopping malls
And there ain't any price that we're too proud to pay
We'll buy anything from Diet Sprite
To one thousand points of light
Hey, I admit we're not that bright
But I'm proud anyway

Here's to hair gel
Hanging out at the health spa
Using condom sense
Watching Arsenio Hall…
…[etc.]…
Here's to living off dad as long as we can
And blending into the crowd

Oh, my generation
My generation
My generation
God, I hope I die before I get old
My generation
My generation
My generation
Strike a pose--there's nothing to it
My generation
My generation
Oh, my generation should be proud!

Annie, I love it!

You:
>>[By the way, thanks for coming here from ICHC - I've really been enjoying the captioning; it's a pleasant pastime.]<<

Yeah, me too. I usually head over there first thing in the morning while I’m sippin’ my joe. It’s a good way to get the mind warmed up for the day - lookin’ at pictures and thinkin’ up captions. For me, it’s also a nice diversion from politics... although I do occasionally post some political captions. Just this morning in fact, I posted a few directed at King George W. Bush and our USAP (Undocumented Socialist Acting as President). But generally, I stick with the dogs, cats, and bunnies.

Nice yakkin’ here again and I’ll try to check back before long.

~ STMcC
<"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
so a fool repeats his folly."
~ Proverbs 26:11>

AnnieMcPhee said...

Hey I like your picture - you from my neck of the woods or were you visiting? Either way, nice to see you.

You raise an excellent point about words versus actions; I'll have to try to keep it in mind. Since there seems to be no danger of Fred ever being president, it won't hurt me to dream though :D

Hands down, this is the most hilarious caption/picture I have EVER seen in my life; I really hope you like it, because I p***ed myself laughing at this one - genius.

U can here me in dere! JIM!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>[Hey I like your picture - you from my neck of the woods or were you visiting?]<<

Thanks, Annie! If your neck of the woods is the Jack Daniel’s distillery, then yes, I’m from your neck of the woods. I live in vat #1679-A. But if you were referring to N.Y.C., then no, I was just visiting for the first time in ’83.

Oddly enuf, I recently posted a Blog Bit about the history behind that photo. If you’re interested, you can read dis:

http://stephentmccarthysstuffs.blogspot.com/2009/03/american-dream-to-run-away-from-home_3163.html

The photos for comparison are posted here:

http://stephentmccarthysstuffs.blogspot.com/2009/03/american-dream-to-run-away-from-home_03.html

My favorite ICHC caption got deleted. I left a comment on it, telling the dude it cracked me up, and a day later, I discovered he had deleted it. I’m wondering if he investigated my politics, found me too conservative, and this was his way of sticking it to the man. Then again, maybe it isn’t really all about ME. (Ha!)

Anyhow, here’s another one at ICHC that I especially like:

http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=3386411

And Annie, I’ve been meaning to tell you that I really dig the caption for your Blog heading: “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” Excellent! I always know something’s good when I think: Damn! Wish I’d thought of that first!

~ STMcC
<"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
so a fool repeats his folly."
~ Proverbs 26:11>

POSTSCRIPT: I just Googled the phrase and found it’s from... a Star Wars movie? No wonder I wasn’t familiar with it. Now if it had been from American Graffiti . . . . .

Anyway, rage on, Annie, rage on! “If we repeat the truth often enough, perhaps people will believe it.”

AnnieMcPhee said...

Well for what it's worth, I had no idea it was from Star Wars until a few days ago, hehe. My son just told me, and I said, "Are you serious? That's where it's from?" and he said, "I told you the last movie was the best."

I said thanks but no thanks - I honestly have no intention of seeing it; especially after suffering through episode 1 and Attack of the CLONES. No, no no. No more. Still, it's a REALLY good line.

Larry said...

Come on Annie, you really didn't know where that line came from?!?
Where was this Fred! for the campaign I'd like to know. Of course the question was already answered by the time the NC primaries rolled around.

Why don't you all just f-f-f-fade away.....

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>[Still, it's a REALLY good line.]<<

It is indeed. And truth is where we find it. It's just that Sci-Fi ain't never been my thang, and so I wasn't familiar with it and was surprised to learn its origin.

But heck, I'm as likely to quote Cheech Y Chong or Ed Wood as I am Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry. A good line is a good line and that's good enough for me.

Yak Later, Annie.

~ STMcC
<"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
so a fool repeats his folly."
~ Proverbs 26:11>

AnnieMcPhee said...

"Come on Annie, you really didn't know where that line came from?!?"

No!! I never saw the movie, and it seemed like something that could have been said about the Obama win and the thronging idiot hoardes. When I found out it was said in the context of the utter destruction of the Imperial Senate, I was actually pretty impressed. He said it was a truly horrible moment - the senate was wiped out, the Jedis were DEAD, and all hope had been eradicated (hence Episode IV: A New Hope, I would imagine.)

It can be right up there with great quotes of all time, and I'm still not convinced they didn't swipe it from someone far more brilliant that Spielberg.

AnnieMcPhee said...

By the way, you cut me to the quick - the very quick, I tell you! :)