conservative blowhards

Bigger ego: Trump or Limbaugh?

Conservatives seem to gravitate toward egomaniacs, which might explain the inexplicable popularity of Donald Trump among tea partiers.

Appearing on Fox News Monday, “The Donald” said his endorsement helped Romney win by nearly 30 points.

“There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump told Fox News. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.”

Of course he will.

I wonder who has the bigger life-size portrait of himself hanging in their Palm Beach mansion, Trump or Limbaugh?

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Sports

Nothing wrong with a little schadenfreude

Jimmy Kimmel
70 years after WW2, LeBron James has America rooting for the German. Congratulations

He's also a Dallas Cowboys fan

 

LeBron James refers to himself in the third person, an unpardonable sin, says ATLmalcontent. There are other reasons to cheer for his comeuppance.

The self-proclaimed king abandoned his hometown, choreographed “The Decision” to throw it in Cleveland’s face then, when given an opening, played the race card to deflect his critics. But he was only thinking about the children.

“If I have to take heat to give back to kids, I would do it the same way every single time,” James said.

As the great Charles Barkley said of last summer’s LeBron-athon, “Just when you think it couldn’t get any stupider, it gets more stupid.”

So don’t feel guilty for rooting against James (rest assured his ESPN acolytes will dub you a “hater”). His defeat is an affirmation of karma and a blow to unrestrained ego.

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Narcissus and Palin

Of all the juicy tidbits leaked from a former aide’s upcoming book about the reality show vet, this one rings truest:

Bailey writes that Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters’ names. Palin relayed the first one in an email to Bailey:

“Dear Editor,

It’s been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I’m most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans. Sarah tells it like it is and is obviously not your typical politician. She doesn’t just go with the flow or test the waters with political polls before taking action. It’s clear Sarah is committed to just doing the right thing, even if her Republican Party bosses try to punish her for it,” the letter reads in part.

Bailey alleges the letter was the first of many they wrote in supporters’ names, to be sent to Alaska newspapers. Bailey writes “nothing struck me as wrong” with the faux letters, even though the campaign had become what he calls a “letter-manufacturing plant.”

And in one particularly un-self-aware moment, Palin begins an email string with Bailey saying, “I feel like we are the last of the innocents,” before encouraging the fake editorial letters:

“Good idea about the letters to the editor. Guys—let’s remember to tell people that when they offer to help but don’t know what to do. They can loan us their names for a letter, and they have to be ready to confirm that they authored the letter when all those various newspapers call them for confirmation.”

The huge ego, the breathtaking immaturity … I think we all recognize that Sarah Palin.

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self-absorption, Sports

Self-absorbed pro athlete du jour

I am great, aren't I!

Pro baller Carmelo Anthony congratulated himself Saturday for dealing with distractions he created after turning down a $64.7 million contract extension.

“I think it takes a strong-willed person, a strong-minded person, to deal with the stuff that I deal with and still go out there and go to work every day and perform on a nightly basis,” the Denver forward said about trade rumors that have swirled all season as the Feb. 24 trade deadline approaches. “I take my hat off to myself for dealing with all this stuff that’s going on and still be able to go out there and play at the high level that I can play at. I really don’t think an average person can walk in my shoes. I don’t think that.”

All that and humble, too.

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Sports, The ATL

Expect to see Atlantans at their most sycophantic tonight

LeBron James, who does it all for the children, and the Miami Heat are in town for a meaningless exhbition game. Atlantans tend to be starstruck front-runners, and it’s especially ugly when those two qualities collide.

The beneficiary? A ring-less star with an unmatched ego and a tendency to play the victim. At least Kobe won some championships.

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race, Sports

Only a racist who hates kids would call LeBron James arrogant

O’Brien asked James if race played a role in the backlash. “I think so, at times,” James said. “There’s always a race factor.”

Racism will always be with us, and so will self-absorbed professional athletes. I fail to see what one has to do with the other in this case. I suspect many of James’ contemporaries were equally disgusted with the televised spectacle that celebrated “The Decision” of a player who’s yet to win a championship.

But wait. “The Decision” wasn’t about LeBron James, says LeBron James, whose use of the third person tells you all you need to know about the man’s ego.

“If I have to take heat to give back to kids, I would do it the same way every single time,” James said.

So he’s a victim and a martyr. For the record, James signed a $110 million contract to play for the Miami Heat and makes countless more in endorsements, so giving someone else’s $3 million to the Boys and Girls Club is no sacrifice.

Columnist Jason Whitlock calls bullshit.

Please, let’s stop with all the nonsense that white folks are uncomfortable with LeBron because he’s “taken control of his career.”

Give me a &*%$ing break. The rationalization is as tired and lame as listening to Limbaugh defenders claim his black call screener is proof Rush is free of bias.

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Sports, Television

MALCONTENT EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood to make film version of LeBron James infomercial

Score one for unrestrained self-aggrandizement:

LeBron James ‘Decision’ scores big ratings

I was not among the viewers, but the reviews have been unkind. Apparently James, who has won zero championships, talked about himself, aka “The King,” in the third person — not that it mattered to his handpicked audience of adoring children and obsequious ESPN correspondents.

By contrast, Michael Jordan announced his comeback by fax.

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commercials, Obnoxious celebrities, pop culture

Why not some obvious product placement?

What could possibly make the LeBron James selection show more obnoxious? Naming the Progressive insurance pitchwoman the host.

Which leads me to ask:


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Sports

The 1st annual LeBron James Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Self-Absorption

The Cleveland free agent will announce his decision on a hour-long special Thursday on ESPN. I’m not sure how they’ll eat up 60 minutes — perhaps musical numbers devoted to LeBron. His people pitched the special to ESPN, so there will be no shortage of ego on display.

For the record, LeBron has won exactly zero championships.

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Clips du jour, gay issues

dusty lance keeps hope alive

My old pal Dustin Lance Black wants you to think he’s Harvey Milk reincarnate. You probably recall that DLB received an Oscar for his script about the famed gay activist, as he reminds readers in the opening sentence of a blog posting today on The Daily Beast.

Almost a year ago, I won an Oscar for writing Milk, a film about a famous gay-rights pioneer. .

But he’s more than just an award-winning screenwriter — much more. DLB, according to DLB, spreads dewy enlightenment wherever he goes, even interrupting his directing debut for a Milk-inspired crusade.

The sun was warm and the reception from the town even warmer. I hadn’t run across such courteous people since I left Texas when I was 13 years old. As I drove down College Avenue, I passed a school. The sign out front read: Hope College. I smiled. I was supposed to be moving on from Milk, the 2008 film in which Sean Penn portrayed early gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk. But here was Harvey’s favorite word, “Hope,” finding me once again.

Gag.

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Sports

move over, kanye

All hail my zero NBA championships

All hail my zero NBA championships

Your ego has some competition.

LeBron James — who calls himself the “King,” as do the sycophants in the sports media — recently named his five favorite athletes growing up. Tops on his list? LeBron James, who’s still looking for his first NBA championship.

He’s the perfect American hero — all ego, no accomplishment.

–CB

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