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Friday, April 20, 2018

That '70s Playbook isn't working

Occupation Wall Street. Fight for $15. Black Lives Matter. The Resistance. Pussyhats. March for Women. #MeToo. Time's Up. March for Our Lives. And now, The Time Is Now.

The Marxists learned nothing from the 1970s. They keep marching for new causes, and the only thing they get is calluses on their feet.

And yet they persist.

"A new coalition of celebrities and activists, including actor Alyssa Milano and Parkland student David Hogg, announced plans Friday to take on the National Rifle Association and elected officials who accept money from the powerful gun advocacy group," Time magazine reported.

Alyssa Milano, again?

Didn't she do Pussyhats, March for Women, and #MeToo?

Amy Schumer and Alec Baldwin also signed up, the Guardian reported.

"More than 130 celebrities and activists have partnered with #NoRA, including Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore, Tarana Burke, Don Cheadle, Michael Moore, Patton Oswalt, Jill Soloway and Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg, who has been the victim of rightwing attacks since he began to publicly advocate tougher gun safety laws," the Guardian said.

They have so many causes that they have to recycle the celebrities.

Therein lies the problem. There are too many causes. They doth protest too often. It's like the 1970s all over again, when Marxists boycotted grapes, lettuce, and deodorant.

And what did it get them?

Reagan.

But doing the same thing in this decade will result in a different outcome, right? These are different times.

And so they hashtag this latest one NoRA, which is reminiscent of NoH8, which opposed Proposition 8 (get it) which barred gay marriage in California.

Proposition 8 passed.

I have a feeling the National Rifle Association will survive this.

Trump too.

Meanwhile, many of these celebrities ain't.

Has Milano paid her taxes yet? Have Schumer's last two movies covered production costs yet?

As for the cause of gun control, well, the last thing Congress did was let the ban on assault weapons die.

23 comments:

  1. What is the membership count of the NRA, say, 1 million? If ONLY 1% were bad apples, just 1%! That would be 10,000 whackos with guns.

    We'd know about it. So the number is WAY less than 1%. That is phenomenol. Dems are barking up the wrong tree. NRA members are not evil, they're wonderful.
    They're WAY, WAY above average.
    JimNorCal

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    1. This lifetime member of the NRA and veteran is really tired of the NRA being called out as the cause of mass killings when, to my knowledge, none of the killers were members of the NRA but most if not all were registered Democrats or from Democratic families. To boot, Liberals never have seemed to handle failure and take it out on others for their inadequacies.

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    2. Try between 5.5 and 6 million members.
      If we were violent, you'd know it.

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    3. With the PETA dingbat that shot up Google the other week (and quickly faded from the news) it's official that PETA has been involved in more mass shootings than the NRA (which has been in NONE).

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    4. This NRA Patron Member has been goaded to Think Bad Thoughts: I'd like to pummel the idiots pushing gun control with a Cluebat(tm) and knock some sense into their heads!

      But I wouldn't shoot them. It'd be a waste of a perfectly good cartridge!

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  2. Livin' in the 70s
    Skyhooks


    "I feel a little crazy
    I feel a little strange
    Like I'm in a pay phone
    Without any change
    I feel a little edgy
    I feel a little weird
    I feel like a schoolboy
    Who's grown a beard

    I'm livin' in the 70's
    Eatin' fake food under plastic trees
    My face gets dirty just walkin' around
    I need another pill to calm me down

    I feel a bit nervous
    I feel a bit mad
    I feel like a good time
    That's never been had
    I feel a bit fragile
    I feel a bit low
    Like I learned the right lines
    But I'm on the wrong show

    I'm livin' in the 70's
    I feel like I lost my keys
    Got the right day but I got the wrong week
    And I get paid for just bein' a freak

    I feel a little insane
    I feel a bit dazed
    My legs are shrinkin'
    And the roof's been raised
    I feel a little mixed up
    I feel a little queer
    I feel like a barman
    That can't drink a beer

    I'm livin' in the 70's
    I feel like I lost my keys
    Got the right day but I got the wrong week
    And I get paid for just bein' a freak."

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    1. Good lyric, Dave, but don’t know the song. Who wrote it?

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    2. Skyhooks were THE Australian band of the 70s. They sang about Australian cities and suburbs the way US bands sing about their home towns.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvth-kGtQ8

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  3. Some people are so desperate for a life with "meaning" that they overlook the obvious, tried, and true. Get an education, get a job, get married, have kids, enjoy life.

    But, noooo! They have to ruin everyone else's life. I don't tolerate such people personally. It's too damn bad that they have commandeered a significant portion of our government. But we can deal with that collectively, not personally. - Elric

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    1. Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has - William S. Burroughs

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  4. Every time Alyssa Milano tweets something stupid I am tempted to delete all of her naked pictures off of my computer.

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    1. No, IQ, don’t! Her boobs are so choice.

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    2. Really? Every time Jennifer Lawrence says something stupid I have to go look at her naked pictures - just to remind me that she at least has visual appeal.

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  5. Where will the celebrity protester's armed guards be during the protests?

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  6. The protest thing, like so many of Uncle Saul's dodges, depend on the intended targets being nice guys who will get ever so distressed at being called nasty names.

    Might work on the Whigs in Congress, but otherwise them days is gone forever.

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  7. Student Hogg is the new Cindy Sheehan. Who you ask? Exactly!

    Bucky

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    1. Exactly. Haven't heard too much about the little twit for 5 or 6 days now. Looks like his 15 minutes of fame are up.

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    2. Well, he did call his zombies to "boycott" two gigantic investment firms, but since that isn't quite the same as making annoying phone calls to cowardly retailers, I think that one's gonna crash. Sheehan lasted maybe a year? or so, Sandra Fluke (remember her?) somewhat less, so Hogg may have a few weeks left before he is finally consigned to the leftist memory hole.

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  8. Ah, nothing like a little self-indulgent virtue signaling, is there.

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  9. Who is this Alyssa Milano? I've read the name, but that's all I know about her. Let's keep it that way.

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  10. Many of the celebs are 'booked' for these events. Would not be a bit surprised if there was not upfront payments and contract riders detailing how much boutique water must be in their trailers instructions to the hoi poloi not to make eye contact.

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  11. That's the thing though, they aren't marching for new causes, they're marching for all the same causes as in the 1970s.

    It would be funny if the Marxists hadn't taken over the education system and stopped teaching history so the Millennials don't know that all this stuff has been tried and marched for already.

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