Friday, October 8, 2010
1) According to statistics from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the deportation of illegal immigrants is actually UP under Obama (a full 10% higher than they were under President Bush). Interesting, huh? Of course, what's even more mind-blowing (though, no, not really) than this is the fact that a) the right refuses to give him credit for it and b) the left refuses to give him blame for it.....And they wonder why we hate them.......2) In the comments section under one of Cyd Charisse's dance number videos on Youtube ("Party Girl" 1957), a female contributor, RivaJane, "contributed" this little gem, "Fucking hell seriously, I think I just became a lesbian after watching that!" Ooh, huh?. Now THAT is what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!......3) The Emmys honored Mr. (George) Clooney this year for his humanitarian work. Terrific, huh? Just what this individual needs, MORE APPROBATION. I mean, don't get me wrong here. The guy DOES do a lot of good/charitable work. But he's also a frigging horse's ass at times. Like when he won his frigging little Oscar. He goes up on stage and gives this totally self-congratulatory speech; a speech in which he not only pats himself on the back but the entire movie industry, too. "We were ahead of the rest of the country when it came to race relations, yada yada." YEAH, RIGHT. African-American and Latino actors (men AND women) have been treated like shit in Hollywood. Yes, they did give Hattie McDaniel the best supporting actress Oscar in 1939. But they also made her sit in a separate section and, BOOM, in that way, treated her just like any other minority. Couple that with the lack of good roles for these minorities (white people played the Indians, remember?), the fact that the few roles that they DID get were frigging stereotypes and, yeah, Mr. Clooney really did come off like a God damned idiot/stooge. But, sure, go ahead and stroke him all you want there, folks.