The Politics of Hair in North Korea, and in the United States

Every once in a while, a liberal hater will post something at this site about my gorgeous, flowing hair, suggesting that I should cut it and start sporting the sort of do favored by school nurses and lunch ladies; that is, very short, unfeminine and unappealing. You could call it a “Napolitano.” Fat chance! Give me a head with hair. Long beautiful hair. Yes, the Broadway show “Hair” was, and is, particularly stupid, especially the part where they take off all their clothes for no reason, but you get the point.

As it turns out, it wasn’t only in 1960′s America that long hair symbolized freedom and rebellion against authority. From The Telegraph UK story, “North Korea issues a list of 28 approved ‘socialist’ hairstyles. It seems tyrants hate long hair”:

According to a Taiwanese website, the socialist paradise (Land of Milk and Honey, albeit rationed) has issued a list of 28 state-approved haircuts. They are not pretty. Unmarried women must have short hair but married women can go wild with piled-high curls that recall Barbara Stanwyck at her most villainous. Life for men’s hair is brutish and short: “The hair of the country’s young men should be less than 5 cm long and they should have a haircut once every 15 days … Older men … are allowed to rock out with hair as long as 7 cm.”

The writer, Tim Stanley, goes on to point out that, while this sort of extreme intrusion and control over every aspect of human life does have a point in a totalitarian regime; specifically, to nip any counter-revoltionary individualism in the bud. First it’s long hair, and next thing you know people want to wear jeans, sunglasses and friendship bracelets.

In our own country, recently we’ve seen hair used for political purposes. How many stories, in print and in writing, have we seen over the last couple of weeks about Michelle Obama’s bangs? I wish we had seen half as many stories about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, and the fact that David “I Need That Lifestyle Lift Thing” Axelrod deliberately lied about it on the Sunday before the election on Fox News Sunday as we have about this woman’s haircut. Other subjects that those crusading seekers of truth in the Lame Stream Media have avoided reporting by spending all their time on foolishness like Mooch’s mop:

The fact that most of the jobs created during Obama’s “recovery,” which are supposed to replace the jobs lost in the so-called “Great Recession,” have been low-paying service industry jobs. During Republican administrations, these are called “hamburger flipper” jobs. Not now.

The number of people who have left the workforce during the Obama years.

The fact that many people who are now employed are working part-time when they would prefer to work full-time.

The fact that “[i]n Obama’s recovery nearly all the job growth has occurred in people over 55.” (Source for this quote, and the facts about the economy: David Freddoso’s excellent book, Spin Masters. He appeared on the show on 2-17-13.

Yet, the low-infos, who think they are well-informed because they watch pointless “news” shows like “Good Morning America,” are spoon fed pap about Michelle Obama’s bangs, “her” (planted by the U.S. Park Service) garden, and her countless TV appearances, featuring dancing with Jimmy Fallon in drag (he was in drag. She just looks like it), talking about her bangs (AGAIN) with Rachael Ray, or being interviewed by Robin Roberts, all North Korea-style “cult of the personality” stuff.

Will even the Obama cultists eventually tire of this incessant propaganda?

The Celebutard Factor: Barack Obama Appears on Jimmy Fallon’s Show

As we repeatedly discuss here, and on the Teri O’Brien Show, one of the Obama campaign’s major constituencies is the low-information potential voter. In 2008, they managed to convince millions of dolts who couldn’t name their members of Congress at gunpoint and whose only previous experience with voting consisted of texting in their votes for their favorite would-be “American Idol” to vote for the One. The BS (Barry Soetero) continues. Michelle “Reparations Have to Start Somewhere” Obama has appeared on nearly every media outlet that will have her, including iCarly, Ellen, Jay Leno, Top Chef, and Sesame Street to name a few. Indeed, her legendary media whoring has made her the most televised First Lady in history (warning: hurl alert if you click that link. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Tonight the One Himself will appear on Jimmy Fallon’s show. Recalling the very unfortunate decision by Mr. Fallon’s house band to bring on Rep. Bachman with the song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” I wonder what song they’ll choose for B. Hussein? Suggestions? How about “The Great Pretender?”  

Of course, the reason for this incessant media carpet bombing is to make sure that clueless, emotionally-driven types will vote for Barack in November.

As this post from the Atlantic notes, there’s a method to the Obama campaign’s media madness, and it all started back in 1992:

President Obama will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC on Tuesday, and we can probably blame this on a 1992 memo from a Bill Clinton campaign staffer on the necessity of doing “UnPresidential” stuff to get voters to like the candidate.

On Monday, Lapham’s Quarterly posted an April 27, 1992 memo from Mandy Grunwald in which she encouraged the campaign to be openminded about getting free media from low-brow soft-focus interview shows like The Tonight ShowLate Night, and yes, The Arsenio Hall Show. Just over a month later, Clinton appeared on Arsenio and famously played the saxophone.

 

Elspbeth Reeve’s piece continues:

The Obamas are probably going on these shows for the same reason Grunwald suggested the Clintons should:

We know from research that Bill Clinton’s life story has a big impact on people… We know that moments of passion, personal reflection, and humor do more for us than any six-second sound bite on the network news or for that matter any thirty-second television spot…

I understand that many people will say these kinds of things are “UnPresidential.” Bull. This is how people get information. These are forums for more personal and varied looks at Bill and Hillary and Chelsea.

Obama’s job approval rating has been stuck just under 50 percent for several weeks. But voters aremore likely to like him personally. All the more reason to talk about basketball with Jimmy Fallon than health care with George Stephanopoulos.

 

Anything to avoid discussing his failed record.

UPDATE: Remember back in December when Donald Trump was planning to host a GOP debate and the LSM went nuts, lamenting the lack of seriousness in the process of selecting a nominee? Here’s one example. Yet, the Obamas’ endless appearances on entertainment programs and sporting events is never characterized as diminishing him as a serious person.

Shouldn’t America’s Number 1 Fitness Expert Know How to Do a Proper Pushup?

Slobbering media sycophantic reports notwithstanding, half-assed Michelle, and I use the term figuratively, continues her outreach to the key Obama constituency, the low/no information, celebutard worshipping voter, showing with Jimmy Fallon that she still can’t do a proper pushup. She did those same affirmative action, half pushups she did when she “beat” Ellen in a pushup contest!

Or maybe she just figures that we need to make allowances for her pushups, just as they did when they admitted her to Princeton and Harvard

Yes, when it comes to pushups, I do know what I’m talking about.