Saturday, June 3, 2017

Kathy Gets Some Head

Stumbling around this morning until I could find my coffee and splash a shot of eye-opener into it, I fat fingered the keyboard and ended up at Filthie's Thunderbox, as written by your noble Canadian host, Glen Filthie.  I like reading Glen. He portrays himself as an average man (he isn't, and doesn't know it), and he generally gets it right, albeit sometimes by accident rather than on purpose.  Still, he gets there.

Glen attacks the Kathy Griffin controversy with his Saturday Morning Coffee, and it's not a bad read. Down at the bottom of the post is a link to another discussion about Griffin which I promptly swiped and posted here: Kathy Griffin (re Trump): "He broke me. He broke me. He broke me.". Oh boo-fucking-hoo-hoo you little bitch.  Anyway, there's a video at this link that is really worth watching, and I highly recommend you do so.  Unlike most videos, this one gets right to the point.

Skimming along the user comments, which aren't bad at all, I found that the real gem is a link posted by JohnAnnArbor, which when followed leads us to 'that Dilbert guy', AKA Scott Adams.  Scott knows Kathy Griffin pretty well, and he's got an interesting take on the entire business that's worth reading.  Check out The Kathy Griffin Controversy as it amuses you to do so.

Scott's main point being that:
The takeaway here should not be so much about Griffin. The takeaway is that a room full of people involved in the photoshoot did not see this as a huge problem from the start. They were living a different movie. If you judge this situation to be an error of taste, judgement, intelligence, or morality, you are missing the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that the country is living two movies at the same time, and Griffin was acting “normal” in one of them.

A far better read, in my inebriated opinion, is in one of the comments below Scott's missive where a casual contributor calling himself E. +Goldstein summarizes everything up very nicely.
Stolen and used without permission.

Mr. Adams point is that the US has split into two groups with almost nothing in common. Until the 2016 election one side, the left, thought it had so dominated the other they felt comfortable calling their opponents deplorable. To be honest most of us on the right also thought we had lost. All we heard was how the left was winning every argument. Everywhere we faced Politically Correct Judges enforcing the left's unconstitutional anti individual dictatorship. Then Trump won. We deplorables had elected someone to stop this destruction of our nation. Our victory has driven the Left insane. They did not have far to go. The left started from a fantasy view of the world where everything they wished was true.

The easiest way to understand this is to look at a few reasons they refer to us a deplorable. We believe in two genders, male and female Anything else is a mental defect needing treatment. Marriage is between a man and a woman for the purpose of having children. Everyone should be treated equally under the law, no special treatments. Science is a matter of facts. Consensus is not science. All of these simple facts are rejected by the left to be replaced by their dream world of words.

Both sides now know how large the other is and both are unwilling to sit down and shut up any more. The left is name calling and threatening to go to the war with the right claiming a moral high ground. That has worked before to shut up the right, but no longer. We know they are insane and their ground is a slime quagmire.
Which pretty much says it all.

My own take on Kathy Griffin is that she's guilty of menacing.  Think about who and what she is - a professional comedian, about a second or third stringer, who wants to move up.  She isn't all that bright, and she's so far out in left field that you can't see her number from the pitcher's mound.  Now imagine that she's your neighbor.  You don't get along with her, so you keep to your own business and hope against hope that she keeps to hers.  One day she shows up in her jogging suit, carrying the bloody head of a manikin painted up to look like you, personally.  How would you handle this?  Because now, in my mind anyway, she's just given you something you shouldn't ignore.  And that's what menacing amounts to.

So let's get Griffin arrested, charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to 90 days in the sneezer, sentence suspended, and slap a restraining order on her, and that should be the end of it.


CWMartin said...

Amen to both you and Goldstein. Gals we're not pussyfooting around anymore. Scott Adams makes a great secondary point as well. And every time I peer into that "other world" I hear the Biblical term "strong delusion".

Old NFO said...

Well said. And yes, Glen is a must read!

Mad Jack said...

CW: I think it's gone beyond 'strong delusion'. I'm not sure what you might call it, but the mere existence of any other perception is simply denied.

Old NFO: Thanks.

Bob G. said...

Mad jack:
Now THAT sounds like a good plan to me.
Stay safe.