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AdLib On September - 28 - 2013

 

Cruz and Miley-1

Turns out the flash of an idea I had of Ted Cruz as the Miley Cyrus of politics has popped up in other people’s minds as well (Bill Maher made the same comparison on Real Time last night).

They do make quite a pair and suggest the perfect name for their duo act, “Jerking and Twerking”.

The comparison is pretty accurate though, when it comes to being unprincipled narcissists who see only their own greed for fame and influence as a “value” and are willing to exploit the most base instincts of their supporters to gratify their obsession.

Of course being a mercenary egoist in the music world is like being another donut in the bakery but being a diva in politics is a newer trend that’s all the rage in the Bagger set. They may claim to oppose deficits in government spending but when it comes to humility and decency, the Baggers produce new record deficits weekly.

What do Baggers like Ted Cruz and Madonna-mutants like Miley Cyrus have in common?

Mediocre talents with massively hungry egos, they can grab the spotlight for a while by constantly shocking the majority but eventually, the majority becomes annoyed with the constant premeditated manipulations…and look for someone new to do the same thing. While such hacks often remain in the sideshow (see: Sarah Palin) for sometime they never return to the center ring.

So, thanks to the similar shallowness of our media that wallpapers the images of these types while inauthentically shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at them as bad examples for the public to see, we will be repeatedly force fed hollow egotists who try to outdo the shock and outrage of those who came before them.

The only good thing about this cycle of public egotism is watching their inevitable fall from the top of the mountain and knowing that they will live the rest of their lives in frustration and resentment, fruitlessly trying to get back to the heights they will never see again.

So, one day, Ted Cruz will join the ranks of the Joseph McCarthys and the Joe Walshes trying to dredge up some good deed to tell Satan as he taps his foot impatiently, Miley Cyrus will be doing reality shows requiring her to eat disgusting things and be a spokeswoman in commercials for Depends and somehow, humanity will continue on without them…with new and more crass and in-your-face narcissists that the media can bemoan as they plaster their faces everywhere.

As they say, “That’s Entertainment!”

 

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. agrippa says:

    On Huffington Post today:
    Ginger Gibson tweeted that some House members smelled of drink.
    I do not doubt that GOP members took some “Dutch courage”.

    • AdLib says:

      agrippa, hmm…maybe they got drunk toasting the end of the GOP’s control of the House and viability as a majority party for a long time to come. I wonder if there were choruses of Auld Lang Syne being sung while the alcohol flowed?

  2. agrippa says:

    I think that Cruz is a bad entertainer and a worse Senator. He may disappear soon; just as Rand Paul has disappeared.

    I rate the odds of a shutdown at 75%. I see nothing to stop it. The GOP wants to pitch a conniption fit and the Democrats want to watch them pitch it. I think that the GOP should go ahead.

    The hype will be hilarious; as the media will be milking this for all that it is worth.
    What will be the political consequences? The election is Nov 2014; and, most of the GOP hotheads are in safe seats. People vote their party no matter what. The main consequence will be the entertainment value.

    • AdLib says:

      agrippa, after seeing the news that the Baggers in the House have voted again today to send a CR to the Senate that includes delaying/defunding Obamacare AND a shopping list of other Bagger BS, I think it’s 100% that there will be a shutdown.

      I don’t see how it’s avoidable now and as I’ve said previously, I think it’s a necessary evil now if we are to have the chance of ridding ourselves of Bagger control in The House in 2014.

      Americans have to see how insane it is to have these political terrorists in control of a branch of our government and how destructive they are.

      Also, to avoid a debt ceiling default, the Baggers will need to learn on the CR that the public will hate them and attack them for their radicalism and pursuit of anarchy.

      Next week I think the real nosedive for the Baggers and the GOP begins. There are still competitive districts in The House that Repubs hold and even in marginally safe districts for Repubs, if Repub voters are discouraged by the actions of their reps and Dem turnout spikes, we could indeed turn around enough seats to take back The House. And if that happens and Americans see once again how government becomes functional and devoid of manufactured disasters under Dems, the GOP could become a minority party for a very long time.

  3. Kalima says:

    Don’t know the girl or her music but have read about all the fuss. Personally I think that politicians ripping off the poor, the sick and the elderly is much more newsworthy. She might have a huge ego trip, but I found what she had to say here very true, and it gives her much more insight, street smarts and a bit more integrity than “sillibuster” Teddy Cruz could ever have because at least she admits that what she did on stage was outrageous.

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    America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong….Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And they bleeped out the word “fuck”. And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintergrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say “fuck”?It’s like when they bleeped “molly” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out “molly”?”

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, well…you are grading on a big curve using Ted Cruz as a basis.

      I do think that media censoring words most Americans use is a ridiculous pander to the minority of religious extremists in the country but Miley really just cares about herself and her reference to ecstasy/Molly being censored. Even in this quote, where she is trying to show some awareness of the world, she is self-serving.

      And BTW, I have watched every episode of Breaking Bad thanks to Netflix and no, it does not teach you how to cook meth. They also didn’t show a guy disintegrated by acid, they only showed the barrel and a liquid being poured in that was supposed to be acid but no body. Hitchcock did no differently.

      Of course there is a point about killing being so permissible on tv but not swearing (or Miley promoting ecstasy) but that’s the thing about the religious extremist types, the Bible has lots of killing in it so they seem to be just fine with the graphic portrayal of that but the expression of anger using four letters is what’s horrible to witness.

      Cyrus is undeserving of the attention she receives, she is a mediocre singer who is more about whipping up attention shamelessly than music. So, those who want to waste their time with another marketing product, so be it. As for Cruz, he needs to be taken down big time by the media, after they’re threw elevating him for hosting a circus in our capitol that threatens America’s and the world’s economies.

      He may be a clown but he’s not funny and a clown shouldn’t be legitimized as someone who is deserving of power over a nation.

      • Kalima says:

        Hi Ad Lib. My point was that she is the product of her record company, managers and the PR machine. What is Cruz’s excuse when he was always weird according to people who knew him in college, and now he’s just a con man who is grifting his base, and trying to hold a whole country hostage, so there is the difference.

        I’m not trying to make excuses for her, I don’t know her, but at least she admitted what she did. Cruz? Not in a million years.

        Sorry, it must be the paint fumes.

        • AdLib says:

          Kalima, I may be pressing the point at how they are both reflective of a disintegration of our society’s integrity but I am with you on this.

          She is trivial with regards to anyone’s life and following in the egomaniacal footsteps of other egomaniacal entertainment figures before her. They’re just entertainers and they don’t really matter.

          Cruz has always had a screw loose and is using the Congress and the nation’s economic stability all as a tool for his public masturbation. I used the word obscene before and due to the metaphor above, I will again, what he is doing is an obscenity to the character of the Senate itself, our democracy, the American people and our Founders. And the destruction of millions of American lives that he glibly threatens all to destroy the legacy of America’s President, because he is a black Democrat, is IMHO, traitorous.

          Politicians on either side can bluster and haggle and negotiate for whatever they want but threatening the security of our nation and its economy is crossing the line.

          He is a very dangerous man but his power is limited. It won’t take long after a government shutdown for the tide of public opinion to drown him in his hubris. I’m afraid that it’s looking more likely that this is the path we’re more likely to take but it’s a necessary one in bringing him down and the Baggers along with him.

          • Kalima says:

            Yes he’s a disgrace to his Senate seat, to the government, to your country and the majority of its citizens, and so are the politicians who support him and the msm who give his circus air time.

            Not 100% sure of everything in your Constitution but am very aware that anyone who tries to harm the interests of the country and its people, could be charged with treason. In my opinion, he should be.

  4. choicelady says:

    I can forgive Miley -- she’s PAID to perform silly stuff. Cruz is not. He is paid to legislate and develop good policies for us not make an ass of himself. Ego is one thing in the world of entertainment. It is unforgiveable in the world of statesmanship.

    I don’t have to care about Miley. I cannot avoid caring about Cruz.

    • AdLib says:

      CL, as you say, Miley Cyrus is trivial, she doesn’t impact anything important in our lives so she is not deserving of much concern or attention. However, she is a reflection of how those who are the most calculating and blindly self-serving use the exploitation of the lowest instincts to further their self-centered agendas.

      The issue I’m addressing is how our media and many in our society raise up people like this, who are hacks and egocentric jerks just because they are aggressively obnoxious.

      Society used to understand the concept of shame, that people who aren’t good people and display that, should be identified as such, not turned into rock stars. Today, our society and media seem shameless, they show no discernment between giving attention to those who do crass and outrageous things to get it and those who achieve something meaningful.

      What Cruz is doing is far more obscene since his pursuit of fame and power requires doing harm to the nation.

      But how should we regard a society that elevates Ted Cruz onto the front pages of newspapers and the lead story on every news channel?

    • Nirek says:

      CL, I wish I had written that. You make perfect sense. Miley is an entertainer (not great, IMO) while Cruz has a very important job that he is screwing up badly. He has made a farce of himself.


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