Gallagher Has More Street Cred

GallagherDriving home from a long day at work, I flipped around the FM dial and heard something so abominable, so disturbing that I had to respond, post haste. A bland metal band, appropriately named Disturbed, has recorded a cover of that godawful Genesis hit, "Land of Confusion."

Land_of_confusion_281x211Remakes are inherently lame, but reviving a Phil Collins tune places you at least five notches below the lint in Mitt Romney’s asshole on the uncool ladder. Worse still, the members of Disturbed probably think they’re making some kind of statement.

Dude, man, Collins was a visionary!

*Note to any group that dares cover "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight": I will hunt you down, and I’ll have no mercy. Let there be no debate — it’s the worst song ever recorded, and always will be. Michael Bolton would be justified in mocking it.

 

Gallagher Has More Street Cred

GallagherDriving home from a long day at work, I flipped around the FM dial and heard something so abominable, so disturbing that I had to respond, post haste. A bland metal band, appropriately named Disturbed, has recorded a cover of that godawful Genesis hit, "Land of Confusion."

Land_of_confusion_281x211Remakes are inherently lame, but reviving a Phil Collins tune places you at least five notches below the lint in Mitt Romney’s asshole on the uncool ladder. Worse still, the members of Disturbed probably think they’re making some kind of statement.

Dude, man, Collins was a visionary!

*Note to any group that dares cover "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight": I will hunt you down, and I’ll have no mercy. Let there be no debate — it’s the worst song ever recorded, and always will be. Michael Bolton would be justified in mocking it.

 

Republicans Boo Retired General

Sloppy vetting, at best, by CNN, which allowed an alleged Hillary plant to grill candidates at Wednesday’s GOP debate.

Missed among the ensuing furor was the spectacle of flag-waving, Lee Greenwood-loving Republicans booing a retired general. Keep in mind they had no idea he was a Hillbot supporter at the time. They just didn’t like his question (about gays in the military). So instead of giving him the proper respect, they responded in a way that, if it had happened at a Democratic debate, would’ve made Sean Hannity’s head explode.

Republicans brag about supporting our men and women in uniform, but only if they follow the GOP establishment’s template. Note the thinly veiled contempt most conservatives hold towards John McCain, the only veteran on the stage Wednesday night.

“What Happened to All the Monks?”

Remember Burma? Remember those two days when the media actually paid attention to a story outside of the U.S. or Iraq?

What have they (we) missed? At best, a forced displacement:

Thousands of Buddhist monks, a fixture in Myanmar’s monasteries and temples, have vanished in the wake of the September crackdown by the military junta.

A report in the Dec. 3 issue of Newsweek says the few foreigners, who managed to visit the country since September, have noted how empty these places look in cities like Yangon, formerly Rangoon, and Mandalay.

HRC for HRC

The Petty Queer Establishment, fronted by the Human Rights Campaign, is in the tank for Hillbot. I’m not surprised, then, that a poll of LGB voters — commissioned by the HRC — finds the other HRC in the lead. (Acronym overload!!!)

But by a 3-to-1 margin? Is the queer electorate really that brainwashed?

Maybe not. The poll is a joke, with bisexuals accounting for 48.9 percent of the sample. That’s hardly representative, and hardly believable. I can count on one hand the number of people I’ve met who identify as bi.

Of course all that matters to the HRC is that their candidate comes out ahead. Gay voters, not so much.

There’s other troubling results in this poll. The most important issue to respondents? Lesbian, gay and bisexual (or should I say, bisexual, gay and lesbian) rights. While relevant, I hardly think gay marriage trumps terrorism, the environment or spending.