As they released this year’s nominations this week, it’s a good time to ask an obvious question. Does anyone really care about the Oscars anymore? It seems like they nominate about 75 different entries in every category, most of which very few people have seen. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time shelling out $20 to go sit in what Jay Leno famously called “the concrete bunker” in the parking lot of the mall, listening to imbeciles talking on their cell phones or to each other, or turning around to see if a bomb is going off, only to see that the sound is actually an enormous porker opening his super-sized Twizzlers, especially since I know that in a few months I can watch the same thing in the comfort and privacy of my own home. The fact that most movies are a major disappointment doesn’t inspire me to leave that comfort and privacy. Fear not, though. Speaking of super-sized individuals, Hollywood mogul is cooking up what is sure to be a sure-fire (emphasis on fire) hit, as in a hit job on law-abiding, freedom-loving Americans who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. That should be boffo in flyover country. Mr. Weinstein expressed his disgust with guns and the NRA, and in the sort of measured, thoughtful language you’d expect from someone who loathes violence, vowed to make the gun rights organization “wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.” Actually, that sounds more like the guy who made millions from producing blood-soaked entertainment, featuring lots and lots of really big guns. Speaking of guns, now that Illinois has joined the rest of the country in allowing concealed carry permits, we’ve got some fascinating information on just who is applying.
One of this year’s critically-acclaimed movies is “Twelve Years a Slave,” another in a long-line of Hollywood efforts (“The Help,” “The Butler,” and plagiarist Alex Haley’s tv borefest “Roots,” spring to mind) to stoke the flames of the white, liberal guilt that the wallow in 24/7. What’s the true story of Solomon Northup, the hero of the movie? Was it just another case of what used to be called “the skin game?”
To the delight of her media acolytes, America’s leading health, fitness and nutrition expert and “mom-in-chief” Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday with an EBYC (Eat Before You Come) party. As always, the Obamas are all class. Is there perhaps trouble in paradise, causing this little lapse in etiquette and good manners?
As I told you last week on on the show, the Chris Christie “scandal” was the opening shot in an orchestrated campaign by the Democrat party. This week it became even more clear just how true that is. Chicago has reached into New Jersey. It’s all about 2014 and 2016, as is nearly everything that the Jurassic presents to us as “news.” Barack Obama gave another pointless TelePrompTer reading, about the NSA spying, designed to placate and pacify his low-information fans. More tales from the idiot, with lots of sound and fury, signifying nothing. The Senate released an 85-page bipartisan report that says that the Benghazi attack was completely preventible by “the State Department,” as if a building can actually take the necessary actions to keep people safe. Hillary Clinton’s supporters note that her name was barely mentioned in Sen. Diane Feinstein’s report, and after all, at this point, what difference does it make?
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