Friday, January 07, 2005


How 'bout just cause he sucks?

On the Kid Rock controversy:
Many social conservative groups have launched a protest against the White House inauguration committee's decision to invite Kid Rock to perform Jan. 18 at the Washington, D.C., Armory in a concert hosted by Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara...
In response to a flood of calls, the inauguration committee has apparently backpedaled, according to WND.
Good. Glad to see that some conservatives aren't embarrassed about upholding decency.
Or at least musical integrity. Although I don't think that's what's on the protestors' minds...
"If this sex-crazed animal, whose favorite word is the F-word, is allowed to sing at Bush's inauguration this will send a clear message to pro-family Americans that the Republican Party has taken them for a ride and ditched them in the gutter," Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, told WND.
Beautiful. But at least no one's suggesting some sort of draconian, constitution-shredding response to this issue.
"This guy ought to be inaugurated into jail life for violating obscenity laws."
Hey, thanks, Jan LaRue of Concerned Women for America! Way to sell out everything this country stands for because you're afraid of some hack musician turning your children into hash-snorting lesbians!

Update: Heh. Well, let me back off a little from Jan LaRue; because of a weird split in the page I though it read "jail for life" instead of "jail life." I still don't think Kid Rock should go to jail - especially considering that LaRue was referring to the Super Bowl halftime show, which, other than some questionable fashion choices, hardly met the legal definition of obscenity - but I originally thought she was one step away from recommending Ol' Sparky.

Update 2: Right Thoughts has a conservative's perspective on this whole thing.
Look, I love Malkin (a fact to which anyone who reads this blog can bear witness), but she has a stick up her ass about everything pop culture. She’s uptight from the word go. PEOPLE HAVE SEX, AND OFTEN ENJOY DISCUSSING IT IN VARIOUS WAYS. It’s time to accept that fact. Elvis wasn’t always singing about shoes.
He quotes from some other blogs who feel the same, and closes with this gem. Never thought I'd agree with JimK:
Oh OH! How this escaped me I have no idea. Did you notice who is tops on Malkin’s “social conservative groups” list? The ever-loving son of a bitch Wildmon and his “American Family Association. A bigger pile of crap masquerading as a human being you’ll be hard pressed to find, but it seems some people have no problem associating with that kind of filth. AFA and Wildmon are bastions of hate and repression. Malkin should be ashamed to have that link on her website. I may have a dirty mouth, but those people have dirty souls.

Update 3: She's even opened comments on this one. Someone not me wrote:
Hey Michelle,
How much did George Bush and the White House pay you to spread the Swift Boat Veterans lies? You are next in the "Crossfire."
I'm betting she won't be making a habit of the comment thing.

Update 4: More comments funny:
I am proud of the way that Bush has taken on the intolerant religious fundamentalists in the Middle East, and we cannot allow the degradation of our culture while we are fighting to purify others. Like Tim McNabb says, a few posts above, Kid Rock is "a carrier of the disease religious conservatives are trying to wipe out." We should really wipe these people out for real, once and for all, so we can get back to fighting fundamentalist intolerance in the Middle East without any distractions.