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The Top 20 Things I want for my 2012 Birthday aka National Chachi Day!

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It's that time of year once again…my birthday on November 9th aka National Chachi Day!  It is kind of like the opposite of Thanksgiving since you try to demotivate people instead of saying what you are thankful for. 

I’m sure by now the whole country is running to the stores to find me a present like it is African American Friday (I’m politically correct so I won’t call it Black Friday).  Well, I’ll save you the trouble and just tell you the Top 20 Things I want for my 2012 Birthday.

For my birthday I want… 


Charlie Sheen is a Saint

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So, I didn’t really feel too passionate about writing a rant this week…wasn’t sure if I’d do one…then, Charlie Sheen came to the rescue. And, believe it or not, I’m actually going to defend him a little bit…just a little bit.

So, Charlie, as we all know, has his demons, living the part of a real life Julian Wells (aka Robert Downey, Jr. in Less Than Zero for you 80s fanatics). However, in the latest installment of the drama/comedy/rehab facility known as Two and a Half Men, it’s Warner Brothers and CBS who are causing quite a stir by calling for a work stoppage of sorts by canceling four of the final eight episodes.

You see, the Two and a Half Men crew is not getting paid for the down time during Charlie’s rehab. Wake up, kids, everyone that works deals with potential issues that could leave us jobless, particularly in this pathetic economy. Fortunately, King Hussein is on the job and he is focused like a laser on jobs and the economy now. I won’t hold my breath and neither should you.

In the meantime, Charlie decided to step it up. He stated that he’d work all the necessary overtime to complete the four missing episodes, and he offered to pay 1/3 of the crew salaries for the down time, if CBS and Warner Brothers ponied up 1/3 each. That’s quite an offer from old Charlie.

Now, I’m not saying Charlie is suddenly a saint, because he ain’t. However, I say that CBS and Warner Bros share some blame for the down time, as well. Seriously, what company ties their financial future to a guy who regularly cavorts with hookers, thinks that an ongoing relationship with crack cocaine is good if you can manage it socially (since being sober is boring), and likes to destroy private property that belongs to others. This guy has had more lives than Nikki Sixx. Ah, yeah, this is a guy I’m investing in at 2.5 million an episode. Basically, CBS and Warner made a deal with the devil, and prior to and throughout this fiasco, they kept their fingers crossed so that they could continue to cash in on a poorly written sitcom that somehow manages to be a ratings and financial winner, compliments of a viewing public that seeks mediocrity over quality, more often than not.

In closing, pin this on Charlie, but don’t leave Warner and CBS out of the blame game, they are just as culpable.

I’m Flex and I’m Right.


The Bad Wife, McVeigh, and Palin

Some of you may have heard about this, but most probably haven’t. This is about the CBS TV series, The Good Wife. Now, let me preface this by saying that I have never watched the show, so understand that this is NOT a review of the show, or a critique of the premise or plot, or even a complaint about the fact that this show is another in a series of garbage legal shows that permeate the American TV landscape while making men and boys look weak and abysmal, and women and girls look strong and flawless…blah, blah, blah…an overplayed shtick that liberals can’t get enough of.

Nope, this rant is about one thing, the name of a character on the show…Kurt McVeigh, who is played by Gary Cole, famous in my mind for his portrayal of Bill Lumbergh in the Mike Judge classic, Office Space. Normally, a name like Kurt McVeigh might not jump out at you, but in this case, the character name is NO coincidence. You see, the Kurt McVeigh character is a conservative Sarah Palin and tea party supporter, who just happens to share a last name with a domestic terrorist convicted and executed for murdering 168 people in Oklahoma City in 1995.

Kurt McVeigh played by Gary Cole
Timothy McVeigh

CBS has a history of Palin bashing and has helped, along with the rest of the mainstream media in increasing Palin Derangement Syndrome, or PDS, among the Hussein voters in this country. PDS was originally coined by Michelle Malkin of HotAir and basically describes how mindless people figuratively froth at the mere mention of Sarah Palin’s name. They feel so threatened by this woman that their hatred takes over and they become deranged. Don’t believe me? Look up Sarah Palin at the Huffington Post or Daily Kos and have some fun. In fact, check out the unedited video (at end of post) of Katie Couric symbolically frothing and literally mocking the then Governor of Alaska.

In the words of Matthew Vadum, the senior editor at the Capital Research Center in Washington, DC, “Calling a character ‘Kurt McVeigh’ conjures up unmistakable images of [a] mass murdering terrorist. Hollywood screenwriters don’t live in a cultural vacuum; they help to create American culture. They had to have known that making the character a conservative with a fondness for Sarah Palin was a clever way to take a jab at the former Alaska governor.”

Well, in typical network TV fashion, the executives were out in full force to cover for the CBS attack on Sarah Palin, conservatives, tea party supporters, patriots, and all real Americans who believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…three axioms that don’t jive with liberals.

The show’s executive producer and co-creator, Robert King, said, “The Kurt McVeigh character was introduced mid-season our first year, and at that time, he was given a name that was intended to play into the anti-conservative prejudices of the more liberal [character on the show].” There, he fully acknowledged the attempt to negatively characterize in contrast to the leading lady.

Well, at least they concede that fact, but why use the last name McVeigh? They could easily have used plenty of names to summon nasty thoughts, like Rush or Coulter, right? The use of McVeigh served the purpose for the left, and that’s that.

Now, as I stated earlier, I have yet to watch the show and the content of the show was not part of this rant. I will give the show a try, and if I feel that I misrepresented their intentions in anyway, I will return to this topic and give the show its proper credit, but until then, I’ll stick by the words of Hollywood publicist Angie Meyer, who said, “If Hollywood wants to play with politics, and create a character using the same surname as an abhorrent terrorist – then CBS has just slapped the face of each one of the Oklahoma City victims, and their loved ones.” Congratulations, CBS, hope the show is worth it.

I’m Flex and I’m right…and I’ve got goosebumps.

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