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Biden the Bedazzler

In liberal circles, it’s believed that conservatives are intellectually challenged and the left are just, well they’re just smarter, better informed and more perceptive about everything.  Ask a liberal and they’ll tell you that high levels of gray matter, or lack thereof, is what determines political persuasion.  Progressives are of the opinion that the mentally unsophisticated lean right and those blessed with an abundance of gray matter are naturally predisposed toward the left.

Even the uneducated, inarticulate and uninformed believe identifying with liberalism secures an automatic position at the top of the IQ charts, a pair of horn-rimmed glasses, and a complimentary subscription to the New York Times.

Think about it – the liberal press is full of geniuses.  To name a few: Progressive radio talk show host Stephanie Miller, CBS News star and journalist extraordinaire Katie Couric, disgruntled Catholic altar boy Bill Maher, can’t-get- the-facts-straight Rachel Maddow, former MSNBC anchormaniac Keith Olbermann and ex-Joffrey Ballet Company dancer Ron Reagan.

The left side of  “The View” couch touts superior intellect, as does much of the leftist Hollywood elite crowd, which includes learned minds like Cher, Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone and of course Intertel wannabes like the warm and cuddly Janeane Garofalo.

This group which, by the way, is quite extensive, have forged lucrative careers pointing out the poverty of brainpower evidenced in individuals such as Sarah Palin and George W. Bush as well as the entire American electorate.

This is also true in politics. Based on an impressive ability to deceive the masses with charm and rhetoric, Rhodes Scholar Bill Clinton is extolled as America’s bony-fingered genius.  Bill’s brighter half, Hillary, the supposed “smartest woman in the world,” was able to detect an obscure “vast right wing conspiracy” on mental power alone.

Then of course you have Barack Obama.  Barack is so intellectually gifted that Columbia University couldn’t find a grade high enough to award the man. Instead, throughout his college career institutions of higher learning chose to forgo subjecting him to their inferior grading systems, which must explain the missing transcripts.

When discussing liberal intellect, Vice President “Three letter word…J-O-B-S” Joseph Robinette Biden should not be excluded from the conversation.

Unfortunately for liberals, when Joe speaks, besides geniality, brutal honesty, average aptitude and inability to consistently articulate coherent thoughts, what is exposed is a liberal tendency to accept in some people what is fodder for the mockery of others.

When it comes to Joe, it’s a “big f______ deal” to hand the man a microphone or, for that matter, to allow a microphone within 500 feet of his lips if they’re moving. Biden has proven to be the world’s most candid politician, which explains why liberals keep Biden around; in comparison to their blathering, Joe helps twisted truth appear intelligent.

Void of measured consideration, Joe is famous for exposing the innermost recesses of his own thought processes. Take for example the Vice President sharing insights on Obama’s $900 billion stimulus with members of the House Democratic Caucus.  It was there that Biden blurted out, “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”  Oops!

Even with practice, Biden’s ability to think before speaking appears to be getting worse, not better.  Prior to the historic 2008 election, Joe was so worked up on the campaign trail that he referred to Obama as “Barack America.”   The Vice President even exhorted paralyzed US Senator Chuck Graham to “stand and let … people see you.”

With Biden, authentic gusto oftentimes overrides prudence, like when a pumped up Biden disregarded confidentiality and, without further explanation, blurted out that he, Michelle, and Barack had all been tested for HIV/AIDS. Maybe if liberals want to maintain credibility it would be best if people like Stephanie Miller refrained from calling Sarah Palin an “idiot.”

The left laughed it off when Biden beseeched St. Patty’s Day blessings on the deceased mother of a world leader who was still very much alive. They chuckled when at one event Joe gave a shout-out to state senators who weren’t even in attendance, and when he confused automotive company Ener1 with disgraced energy corporation Enron.

More recently, while representing the United States in a diplomatic capacity (have mercy dear Lord), during a visit to Moscow Biden pulled a Bush in Australia.  Mr. Biden “mangled the name of Russia’s most famous prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky.”  The result: a stammering Biden once again pardoned for what brought Bush relentless humiliation.

Advocating for human rights on behalf of business entrepreneur/democracy-loving political prisoner Khodorkovsky, Joe “barked” out: “Over the past few months our administration has spoken out against allegations of misconduct in the trial of… of, uh… the, um… excuse me… Khodor… Kovinsky.”

After receiving “more giggles than rounds of applause,” Joe was clever enough to muster “a self-deprecating joke,” which “instantly endeared” him to the audience.  Once again, with nary a peep from the left, Biden was given a liberal pass for an understandable slip-up that, if he were a conservative, would have been mocked with gusto.

Wasn’t G.W. Bush’s lack of intelligence alleged because of his tendency toward improper pronunciation? Yet, based on party affiliation, Joe is not and never will be held to the same stringent garbling standards as George.  The left have set the pronunciation/intelligence bar so high that every time the Vice President opens his mouth to speak the unintended consequence is that both his handicap and liberal hypocrisy are simultaneously exposed.

The Vice President is viewed by double standard-bearing liberals as nothing more than an adorable gaffe machine.  The brainy New York Times even called Joe Biden “experienced, serious and smart,” proving once again that when measured against the standards set forth by liberal self-appointed whiz kids, Joe Biden is a genius.

‘A Dumb Woman is a Dumb Woman’

Originally posted at American Thinker

Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” singer Cher, claims to “dislike politics and says she’s not a registered Democrat.” While swearing aversion to all things political, Cher has visited the White House to dine with former President Jimmy Carter and professes love for Joe Biden, a man the Academy Award-winning judge of character and intellect once described as caring, good-hearted and smart.

The supposedly politically neutral female half of the late Sonny and Cher duo also believes socialist Dennis Kucinich “has great answers,” and during Hillary Clinton’s “Senate thing” pitched in to help after spending “a lot of time just sitting” with the former First Lady.

Anti-war Cher also holds firmly to the belief that “[w]ords are like weapons; they wound sometimes,” which is a curious sentiment coming from an apolitical woman who has a tendency to label most Republican politicians “stupid.”

In fact, prior to George W. Bush being elected president, Cher registered an opinion of the Republican candidate in the following way: “I don’t like Bush. I don’t trust him. I don’t like his record. He’s stupid. He’s lazy.”

Usually when one person calls another person “stupid” it’s because the name caller views himself or herself as more intelligent than the callee.  Evidently, the way Cher throws around the word “stupid,” the high school dropout clearly considers diva brainpower superior to a traditional Harvard education.

Prior to the 2000 election, Cher felt compelled to perform a public service by sharing with American women and minorities the admonitory view that “[i]f you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?”

Ms. “Words …wound” Cher eloquently cautioned against voting for Bush by saying “[h]as everyone lost their f—ing minds? Doesn’t anybody remember the illustrious Reagan-Bush years when people had no money and no jobs? What has happened to people’s memories? It’s like they have Alzheimer’s or something.”

While meant for the betterment of all Americans, Cher’s instructive comments tend to emphasize the political threat that “Jerry Falwell…born again Christian” types, in the mold of G. W. Bush, pose to women and minorities.  Nevertheless, Cher, having a history of public exhibitionism which over the years has consistently placed the sisterhood in a demeaning light, has zero compunction about censuring Republicans.

If female exploitation is Cher-the-whiz kid’s main concern, maybe the raven-haired senior citizen in garter belts could “turn back time” and explain why, during the “illustrious Reagan-Bush years,” she chose to dance around in a fishnet body stocking under a bikini on the upper deck of the USS Missouri battleship. Way back in 1989 Cher, microphone in hand, skipped to-and-fro in front of a large group of sailors who whistled and directed catcalls toward her mostly-bare buttocks, and did so while Cher’s 12 year-old son Elijah Blue Allman accompanied his scantily clad mother on the guitar.

If one definition of stupid is “poor decisions and careless mistakes,” Cher’s behavior in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard certainly fits the criteria. Maybe young Cherilyn was absent or had already dropped out of school when “stupid” was reviewed on the vocabulary list.

Despite her lack of better judgment and less-than-brilliant personal behavior, the profoundly perceptive singer recently felt compelled to once again convey another articulate opinion of two female governors in Vanity Fair magazine. Cher expressed horror over the former governor of Alaska in the following way: “I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, oh, F- – -, this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”

Ms. Sarkisian continued to speak out. On the subject of Arizona governor Jan Brewer, she declared that “[s]he was worse than Sarah Palin, if that is possible. This woman was like a deer in headlights. She’s got a handle on the services of the state, and I would not let her handle the remote control.”

Evidently, Cher not only feels qualified to identify the intellectually challenged, the woman in the “towering 2-foot headpiece made of rooster feathers” also believes she has the adroit ability to spot gifted brilliance in random people. The self-professed politically neutral performer labeled Bush, Palin and Brewer as “dumb” and “stupid,” but recognized President Barack Obama’s “intelligence” and “spirit” as “so great” that she predicted America’s first black president would be able to do “more than anyone could possibly do,” whatever that means.

Based on Obama’s presidential performance thus far, Cher should avoid both punditry and prophecy.

The historical election of brilliant Barack prompted Ms. Cher to express relief, confessing that “Republican rule almost ‘killed’ [her],” and that although not a registered Democrat, she “does not understand why anyone would want to be a Republican.”

Having to endure the heartbreak of a daughter named Chastity transforming into a son named Chaz didn’t kill Cher. Being married to Greg Allman during the height of his cocaine, heroin and alcohol addiction didn’t kill Cher. Going under the scalpel so many times that she dubbed herself “the plastic surgery poster girl” didn’t kill Cher, but having George W. Bush for president nearly killed her?

Cher’s personal lifestyle choices, contradictory statements, colorful language, partisan denials, and chauvinist statements may make the singer/actress a perfect candidate to host her own show on MSNBC.  But then again, the former Mrs. Bono’s flippant use of the word “stupid” could jeopardize future opportunities to fulfill the role of an off-the-cuff pundit.

Waxing philosophical, Cher once said “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” Ironically, “stupid” is also defined as “foolish.” Labeling Republicans “stupid” proved Cher Bono was unwittingly referring to herself when sharing the opinion that “a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”

Who Done DADT

Once again, political correctness takes precedence over the welfare and security of the nation. Democrat homosexuality crusaders are preparing to use the US military as a political platform to make a statement on gay rights by repealing the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which bans gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.

Why does sexual preference have to be made public? Heterosexuals don’t march in parades with signs that say: “Straight is great” and “Your mother wears combat boots.”  So if no one asks, and no one tells, does sexual proclivity really matter?

Moreover, why the incessant drumbeat to coerce American soldiers to care? Isn’t dealing with the Taliban and al-Qaeda enough for the US military to endure? Guess not, because in the midst of two wars, while trying to avoid driving over improvised roadside devices, politicians plan to put DADT burdens on fighting soldiers making the controversial policy the object of political debate.

Top US military officer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, while in support of repealing the law banning gays from serving openly in the military, cautioned it was crucial to get the military’s views on the ground level.

Mullen declared the military policy DADT “obsolete.”  However, based on recent comments, Admiral Mullen seems to be reassessing the feelings of active duty service men and women. Mike Mullen’s statements suggest the Pentagon might be considering how to resolve fighting wars while dealing with glitches that would arise in the barracks if male cross dressers choose to change yet another rule and fight for the right to forgo wearing Army fatigues.

The Admiral stated that before lifting the ban it was “key” the Pentagon certify it was ready to implement the policy. What does the military plan on doing, making Y.M.C.A. an official anthem and establishing separate quarters for every “transitioning-cross-trans-sexual-gender” category?

Admiral Mullen said, “I still think, and so does the secretary of defense, it is really critical to understand the points of view of those it will affect the most as we look at the implementation challenges should the law change.” Mullen said the issues “that are the top of the list for me (include) readiness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention.”

Good thing Mullen is considering vital issues because wresting a feather boa from Elton John before combat patrol might present a “readiness” quandary.  Encouraging female soldiers to tolerate Chaz Bono hogging the latrine mirror to shave is sure to imperil unit cohesiveness; and unquestionably, Rosie O’Donnell would deter chances for anyone, regardless of sex or sexual preference, from ever reenlisting.

Apparently, lifting the ban is contingent on the Pentagon reviewing open homosexuality’s effect on the military.  In addition, President Obama, Defense Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen would all have to verify whether soldier morale would be affected by individuals showering for reasons other than personal hygiene.

Admiral Mullen’s recent unhurried approach to lifting the ban and taking into consideration the feelings of the larger majority of military personnel is supported by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va) who has expressed disappointment “in the way this process was accelerated.” Webb, who voted against the repeal, said, “we had a process in place and to preempt it in some ways showed a disrespect for people in the military.”

Therefore, the battle rages on.   Yet truth is, the discussion is for naught because military acceptance of homosexuality was actually settled back in 1998 when GLAAD Media award winner, gay icon Cher paved the way for lifting the ban on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by singing aboard the USS Missouri.

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