Tag Archives: Jessica Simpson

‘Knuckleheads’ 4 Government

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Recently, at the University of Science in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Michelle Obama expressed her view of the Obama voters she feels will make difference in the November election.  The first lady’s less-than-flattering opinion is that some of them are “knuckleheads,” “distracted,” and “confused.” And although those are not the nicest things to say about your friends, in this case Mrs. Obama is entirely accurate.

In an attempt to gin up Obama supporters to get out the vote, the first lady said that “All of us know that one person in our lives, right, that one knucklehead nephew that’s not registered to vote, that one neighbor that’s not really paying attention, or that one person in your office that’s confused about how Barack’s tax plan will benefit, um, that individual…”

The type of knucklehead Mrs. Obama was referring to isn’t the playful Paul Winchell puppet with the uncanny resemblance to her husband. Nor was it a reference to those famous “knuckleheads” Moe, Larry and Curly of Three Stooges fame.

In addition to nephews, neighbors, and co-workers, the knuckleheads that fit the first lady’s description include those supposedly intelligent Obama voters who clap like trained seals every time the President stokes class warfare by maligning the prosperous and denigrating corporate America.

Don’t liberals know that Barack Obama is actively in the process of expanding the biggest, most out-of-control, bloated federal government/conglomerate in the history of the planet?  The only distinction between the Washington DC régime and the private sector that the left purports to abhor is that the government Obama supervises is run by wealthy, power-hungry elected officials whose earnings growth and outlook are contingent solely on legally fleecing the American taxpayer.

As a group, knuckleheads on the left are so busy reviling personal achievement that they fail to recognize that Government Inc. prospers only because it callously liquidates less-powerful competitors and funnels profit to very few.

What the left either doesn’t understand or refuses to acknowledge is that Barack Obama sits at the helm of a federally-run corporation far richer, greedier and more dishonest than Bain Capital ever could be, and his goal in the next election is to remain seated.

On the whole, liberals refuse to admit that their ‘representatives’ in government are nothing more than elected extortionists, amassing profits and reaping a level of personal gain that rivals the most hardnosed executive wielding clout in the corporate world.

When the President insists that the “economy grows best — from the middle out, from the bottom up, not from the top down” what he’s actually doing is cleverly bolstering top-down economics by making sure its the government that stays on top.   At corporate headquarters in Washington DC, corrupt politicians rob Americans of private property and eye private business for federal takeover while disguising corporate-style ruthlessness as benevolent bureaucracy.

After all, Government Inc. is the ultimate predator — it devours the meat, sucks the marrow from the bone, and then tosses leftovers to the entitled, who grapple for it thinking they’re getting something for free.

When Mr. Obama, the federal executive who occupies his time frittering away trillions of dollars, attempts to woo the middle class with the kind of simplistic class-warfare rhetoric that suggests conservatives don’t care about creating jobs and furthering prosperity, only about granting “big tax cuts to folks who don’t need them” and letting “corporations run roughshod, even if they’re not doing the right thing,” do knuckleheads even recognize the absurdity of such nonsense?

Instead of spending time waving “Forward.” banners and applauding ineptitude, maybe before Obama voters rush to the polls on Election Day they should first ask themselves this:  Does the federal government Barack Obama hawks really deserve to be entrusted with more personal property to mismanage? And if truth be told, isn’t it really the bureaucratic establishment that’s running “roughshod” over America?

Moreover, after wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on a failed stimulus bill, growing the deficit, nurturing unemployment, and pretty much inflicting mayhem on the American economy, has the current CEO of Government Inc. earned the right to say anything about anything, let alone criticize competitors in the private sector?

It’s hard to disagree that at this crucial juncture, Barack Obama expressing his opinion on how to run the country would be sort of like listening to Jessica Simpson share deep thoughts on quantum theory.

With that in mind, liberals can start regaining some level of self-respect by recognizing and admitting that the corporate crooks and gluttonous companies Barack Obama plans to penalize pale in comparison to the mammoth Washington DC conglomerate he endorses, which at its core is more unscrupulous and unethical than failed Enron and Tyco combined.

Therefore, before agreeing with the first lady and officially assuming the title of liberal Knucklehead, Democrat voters should realize that if they vote for Barack Obama in 2012, the corrupt corporate mentality they think they’re voting against is the very thing they’ll be voting for – only worse.

Katy Perry, the Simpson Sisters and Exchanging Faith for Fleeting Fame

Originally posted at BIG Hollywood

In preface to this critique, it’s important to say that there is no such thing as a perfect Christian; Jesus Christ, the God Christians follow, was the only perfect human being, which is why true Christians believe faith should be placed in Him alone.

With that said, it was after the Jesus Movement of the ’60s and ’70s, during the 1980’s that many non-denominational churches sprouted up all over America, some of them overseen by self-appointed pastors and leaders who were unaccountable to anyone but themselves. As a result, in the Christian community, young adults, desirous to serve God, were drawn into congregations with showbiz-style charismatic leaders who exploited the enthusiasm and commitment of individuals who, at that time, were too immature to differentiate the counterfeit from the divine.

Kids “raised” in many of these churches responded harshly to hype and unbiblical legalism and emerged from the experience tattooed, smoking, drinking, and toting around babies born out of wedlock. Lost between redemption and confusion were grossly cynical parents who realized they wasted precious years serving man and not God and a generation of kids who sang with Psalty, then grew up eager to partake of forbidden fruit.

Similar scenarios were common in churches across America and could explain the disturbing phenomenon presently on display where the worldly success Christian pop stars achieve is often accompanied by a public fall from grace. Two of the most obvious examples of church kid tragedy include the sorry lives of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson and train-wreck-waiting-to-happen Katy Perry.

In Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s case, they are the daughters of a former minister-turned-showbiz-pimp named Joe Simpson. Mr. Simpson began as a youth pastor at Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas and, if one were to guess, probably aspired to heights at “Heights” higher than the youth ministry.

It’s probable some kind of disappointment caused Joe to drop the Bible, change from preacher to manager, and work toward elevating his singing daughter from the choir to reality TV. Problem is, ever since Joe made Jessica’s stardom his religion, nothing but disaster has followed the girl. Jessica ’s foray into the world of Hollywood notoriety may have made her a superstar/business mogul, but with success has come irreparable pain and humiliation.

Jessica Simpson’s climb to fame began when she revealed herself to be a bubble-headed ditz after mistaking tuna fish for chicken and ended soon after when she divorced wholesome, nice guy Nick Lachey. The star-studded Simpson divorce list also includes another failed marriage for younger sister/pop star Ashlee, whose marriage to Pete Wentz produced one son named Bronx Mowgli.

After her divorce from Lachey, Jessica Simpson’s romantic life read like a who’s who of unattached men.  The list included such notables as: Maroon Five’s Adam Levine, comedian Dane Cook, and blabbermouth pop star John Mayer, who described Jessica this way: “That girl was like crack cocaine to me… Sexually, it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.”

Then there was football star Tony Romo, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan, and her latest, Eric Johnson, father to Joe Simpson’s unborn grandchild.

And let’s not forget Jessica’s breakout movie role in which she soaped up a Dodge Charger dressed in a pink bikini, as Daisy Duke in butt-exposing hot pants in the remake of “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

So while church life and church people are imperfect, the answer was certainly not for Joe Simpson to replace the flawed outworking of Christianity with dysfunction, promiscuity, divorce, and public ridicule which, in Jessica and Ashlee’s case, came disguised as fame and fortune. One can’t help but wonder: if and when Pastor Joe contemplates the cost of celebrity, is he proud?  Has it been worth it?

Either way, besides the Simpson sisters, in the church-kid arena, there’s also alleged teen father Justin Bieber, raunchy Tweeter Natasha Bedingfield, and bawdy Southern Baptist girl Britney Spears. Yet not one of them surpass the biggest disaster in the PK (pastor’s kid) department, former Christian singer turned flamboyant superstar, the shameless self-promoter Katy Perry.

Unlike Joe Simpson, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson’s father Keith would probably prefer that his pop-icon daughter not profit by gaining the world and losing her soul. However, hugely successful for all the wrong reasons and based on some of her blasphemous comments, outspoken jester Katy might disagree.

Cartoon Katy is indeed the consummate reactionary Christian school and camp/singing in church/no-TV-or-dancing kid. Katy rebelled by remaking herself into a gay activist/slutty pinup girl.  She sings songs like “Ur So Gay,” married ex-heroin and sex addict/comedian/Hare Krishna/80-women-a-month Russell Brand, and filed for divorce after just one year.

In her Rolling Stone magazine interview entitled “Sex, God & Katy Perry: The Hard Road and Hot Times of a Fallen Angel,” Katheryn Hudson said, “When I was a kid, I asked questions about my faith. Now I’m asking questions about the world.”

Hopefully, when the applause of the world Katy Perry is asking questions about stops – which it will – the klieg lights cease to reflect off her electric blue wig, and the cupcake bra is hung out to dry, Ms. Katy will stop singing “I Kissed a Girl” long enough to embrace the essence of truth she was raised to accept but thus far chooses to reject.

And rather than becoming another casualty of an imperfect church filled with imperfect people, perhaps Katheryn will one day have an opportunity to teach Pastor Joe Simpson a thing or two about grace, redemption, and what the God he purported to once believe in considers the true measure of success.

%d bloggers like this: