May 26, 2006

Two Columns Worth Reading
— Ace

On Madonna's "courage" and "shocking" behavior:

Pity the pop star that ages unwell. What must she do to get noticed? For the 47-year-old Madonna Ciccone, known to her fans simply as Madonna, the bag of circus sideshow geek tricks looks emptier all the time.
On Monday night, fans in Los Angeles got to watch her latest attempt at outrageousness. She decided to hang from a mirrored crucifix while singing one of her oldies, "Live to Tell."

Upon hearing of Madonna’s latest plea for attention, Catholic League President Bill Donohue told The Associated Press, "Poor Madonna keeps trying to shock. But all she succeeds in doing is coming across as a boring bigot."


Blaspheming the crucifixion even earned a federal subsidy once. Andres Serrano put a small plastic crucifix in a jar of his own urine, photographed it, and won an award that was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hey Madonna, that was the 1980s.

Now mocking Christian beliefs rates what? A couple of AP reporters desperately calling every Catholic organization they know looking for someone to be offended. I bet Madonna doesn’t even get a mention at the MTV music awards for this stunt.

It's been my prediction -- and hope -- that Madonna would do this, more or less. Age very badly and very loudly to boot. I remember seeing Shelley Winters on Carson as a kid. Her beauty had long departed her, and she was reduced to telling about all the men she'd had sex with on books and national TV. It was sad and pitiable, trying to cling to an image of potent sexuality that almost everyone else refused to indulge.

Madonna will make Shelley Winters look like the most graceful woman who ever lived.

On Saint Cindy, Useful Idiot:

Cindy Sheehan's maudlin narcissism has already been extensively examined, but for those unfamiliar with her philosophy, Dear President Bush is a good primer. “Was it freedom and democracy?” she asks rhetorically about the purpose of her soldier son Casey’s death. “Bulls**t. He died for oil.” This comes a few pages after her solution for problems in the Mideast: “We need to be more fair with policies that way too heavily favor Israel.”

But did Casey die for oil or Israel? Because if it’s Israel, then the obvious Peace Mom solution would be to do whatever those oil-producing, Israel-hating countries want. But if Bush only cares about oil, like she says, then why does he “way too heavily favor Israel”?

Saint Cindy questions that whole unilateral war-of-choice against Hitler, by the way.

Changed: I put these into their own post because posters were only discussing the Duke rape case when they were included with that story.

Not saying you have to discuss these or anything. Just providing an opportunity to do so without comments being lost in a sea of discussion of the Duke rape case.

Posted by: Ace at 08:25 AM | Comments (10)
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1 1. I wonder how much money old Ma rakes in on her tours and latest albums? That's the only thing that is going to stop her -- not raking in the buck. She has proved that she is impervious to shame.

2. I'm convinced Casey Sheehan went to war to get away from him mother.

Posted by: shawn at May 26, 2006 08:47 AM (FB0My)

2 I just love how Sheehan said 19 year olds weren't adult enough to make decisions.

Hey ... they mostly vote Democrat, don't they?

Posted by: Anonymous Geek at May 26, 2006 08:50 AM (5npD/)

3 Hey we all know Mother Sheehan's real issue is that her son utterly rejected her worldview and by extension her, by volunteering at least twice for service. Her whole escapade is a giant "I told ya so" to her dead son.
If ole Madge wants to really shock people, she should come out in her S&M gitup with Mohammed on a leash. Aint nothing more upsetting to Muslim sensibilities than a woman in power over a man.
One of the reason we should be posting that idiot Lyndie England's Abu Ghraib pics all over the Muslim world. It'll set their turbans spinning faster than Madge can simulate oral sex on a gas pump.

Posted by: Iblis at May 26, 2006 09:13 AM (9221z)

4 I'm convinced Casey Sheehan went to war to get away from his mother.

Hmm. This is the third time I've done this.

Posted by: shawn at May 26, 2006 09:14 AM (FB0My)

5 Re Madonna: If someone had told me in 1985 that she would still be selling records in 2006, I would never have believed it.

Re Cindy: With a mother like that, her son is better off dead.

Posted by: qdpsteve (channelling Michael Savage) at May 26, 2006 01:36 PM (gwl7T)

6 When will ms sheehan quit trying to be some kind of misguided fool and come home and take care of her house instead of running around the world with the 70s chicken footprint hanging around her neck

Posted by: spurwing plover at May 26, 2006 05:28 PM (gJhPg)

7 Cindy Sheehan - I can't be mad at her for all the lunatic drivel she spews. Anytime she says something, it's the equivilant of a radio thats off frequency. Its just static. What a lousy memorial for her son. Its all so sad.

Madonna - I remember when she came onto the scene in the 80's. She was an overrated tramp then. Now she's just pathetic. What was the big deal about her anyway?? No discernable talent that I was aware of.

Posted by: nuthin2seehere at May 26, 2006 06:23 PM (blNMI)

8 Hey ... they mostly vote Democrat, don't they?

"The little bastards betrayed us again!"

Posted by: Hunter Thompson at May 27, 2006 01:52 AM (gf5iT)

9 Madonna is just like Wacko Jacko, a blown out, withered 80's popstar whose time has long passed. NOw she is doing everything she can for attention.
Everytime she comes up with another half-assed idea her entourage of GAY HOMO Leatherclad circus freaks all agree "thats Fabbo, go suck off a gas pump and hang on a cross".

We could just ignore her, but people like her tend to get louder and more outragous when no one it watching.

Artists who have to make "outragous and shocking art" to get attention have no talent.

Leo Da Vinici and Michaelangelo did not have to "shock" people, they amazed them. Madonna does not have the talent to "amaze" people with her "art".

Madonna will only succeed in shocking me when she finally displays some musical talent.

Posted by: GTBurns at May 27, 2006 09:00 AM (iInYK)

10 It's not just Madonna.
Consider this, seriously, for just a moment;

that so many years ago, somebody by the unlikely name of Alice Cooper came along and shocked a lot of people with his routines.

These days he doesn't get much airplay, and were he to come out with what he played an today he probably wouldn't get noticed .


I think the reason is obvious; others have come along subsequently who are far more shocking than he.

An alarming measure, I think, of the state of our entertainment industry, today.

Posted by: Bithead at May 29, 2006 03:48 AM (XFcTY)

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