Dana Loesch and the Real Culture War For Conservatives (@dloesch nails it again)

Dana Loesch frequently makes the point that until conservatives are better able to use the popular culture, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.  Dana also made the point in an interview with guitarist Dez Dickerson (check out the Dana show podcast from Nov 8) that the Romney campaign rejected marketing help from entertainment industry conservatives when it was offered.

I actually know this to be true because I personally know of instances where very insightful help was offered and rejected by the Romney campaign.  You know, it’s not so much that they rejected the help.  It was the way the rejected the help.  Like old white guys.

Trying to get these Romney people to try something new from people who clearly knew better than they did was very much like a musician trying to get a credit card.  They look at you like you are something the cat dragged in–or more likely the housekeeper’s cat dragged in–and thank you very much like you just brought them a vodka martini to try when they asked you for gin.

And it’s not just the Romney people–it’s these country club Republican’s in general.  Dana and Dez nailed it: It’s like Republican Establishment types do not realize that there is now an entire generation that has been indoctrinated by the Boomleft teachers to reject the words “conservative” or “Republican” like Pavlov’s freaking dog.

Where did the radical lefties go after the rise of Reagan and the decline of the KGB?  Government and teaching.  They are embedded deeply in the two workforces that are nearly impossible to fire.  This is why they are the cockroaches that we will be dealing with the rest of their lives.

Is it any surprise now that Vlad is Back that you have Obama whispering messages to Medvedev?  The apparatus has a leader again and now they can go back to their dream of taking over the United States from within.

The big money in Hollywood is just “useful idiots” for this unholy alliance.  Andrew Sullivan could wake up conservative and nominated one day, and David Geffen will never support him as a Republican.

So what I take away from Dana and Dez is that we who know pop culture have to start somewhere with this Republican brand–it’s had 20 years of being used as a Pavolovian training tool by teachers who we can rarely fire and who are bankrupting our state economies.

Don’t forget–the best thing that ever happened to communists was Joe McCarthy.  If you so much as lift an eyebrow against a commie in school, you get the cluck cluck McCarthyism humilation from your teacher and the definite implication that your grades will suffer if you don’t back off.

I am a huge admirer of Dana’s efforts to home school her children, and I know many other mothers doing the same–because they want to keep their kids away from this coven of radicals that has taken over our schools.  But home schooling doesn’t deal the the indoctrination problem.  That requires confronting these teachers and demanding that they stop using our kids as vassals for the destruction of our country.

This is the real culture war, and that culture war starts at home.

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Obama’s Triumph of Mediocrity, Google’s Thumb on the Scales of Justice

They are celebrating in the Kremlin.  The forces that have been gradually corroding America from withhin have finally acheived their crowning reward–8 years to dismantle the American economy, to destroy the American military and to repeal and replace the American work ethic.

All those hippie revolutionaries that were sneered at for several decades?  They have now indoctrinated 3 generations of Americans including Barack Obama.  And who trained them, set them in motion, motivated and sustained them?  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to steal your fish and he will feed himself as long as you can work.  Does it really matter whether Putin is actually pulling Obama’s strings or whether Obama just acts like he is.

Their president had a plan–class warfare and an appeal to those who had the time to stay home and watch The View, who could stay up late to watch the late night shows, namely the unemployed or the slackers who could of course vote, perhaps several times.

These are the people who are citizens in name only, if they even are that.

Then there is the control of popular culture–remember, Obama invited Will Smith into the Situation Room.  Next he will invite Jay Z to fly a drone and help out with Obama’s kill list.

And always in the background–Google providing the Orwellian technology to track, sort, list, and provide levels of data about potential and actual voters that only Google has acquired.  And they will do it again in the next election for whatever candidate they back.

We have entered truly evil times, patriots.

Pandora’s Bailout Doesn’t Hold Up to Scrutiny

Thank goodness there are some clear heads out there who are drilling down on the smoke that Pandora has been blowing while crying to Congress.  If there was ever a better example of faux entrepreneurs I don’t know what it would be.

Here’s a great one from the Seeking Alpha financial blog “Crying To Congress Will Not Save Pandora’s Investors”:

The solution, Tim, is quite simple. It’s not a matter of crying to congress asking for a law to protect how much you have to pay for the music you give away to listeners for free. It’s a matter of increasing advertisements delivered to your listeners on a per song basis, or charging a subscription fee so that you can pay the requested royalty rates and concurrently turn a profit. Investors need to ask themselves why Pandora is petitioning congress for a law which will tell rights holders how much they are allowed to charge for their work, rather than simply ramping up the delivered ads or creating a subscription based service.

Also CNET isn’t buying it “Pandora Offers Song and Dance About Music Sales“:

Pandora’s leadership is trying to whip up support to get the government to lower the rate Internet radio services pay to play music. This will be the second time in Pandora’s history that the company has asked for price breaks.

Game of Trolls: Stacey Dash gets the Troll Treament for Supporting Conservative

Welcome to the Internet Stacey Dash!  Isn’t the community just grand?

According to FoxNews.com:

“Clueless” star Stacey Dash recently tweeted her support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accompanied by a patriotic swimsuit picture of herself.

But now her political viewpoint has become the subject of online attacks, with many expressing crude distaste that she isn’t endorsing President Obama – and race has become a key motivator behind the digital abuse.

Several other Obama supporters even went as far as to encourage “the old hag” to “kill herself.” One suicide encourager is listed as a doctor and politically active Democrat in Washington D.C., and although he reportedly has deleted the inflammatory “kill yourself” tweet, it was captured by social media news site, Twitchy.com.

But the 46-year-old’s plug for Romney attracted plenty of applause, too.

“Thank you for being willing to think for yourself despite what your haters have to say,” tweeted one user, while another noted, “You can NEVER, EVER (did I say never?) NEVER leave the Dem party if you r Black. Once you do, the name calling begins.”

Will Romney take on Russian Mob?

We all know that somehow most of the big Bit Torrent cyberlocker services resolve back to Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, or some other location in the former Soviet Union (take a read of the Hotfile case documents).  Here’s a great speech by Romney playing off of Obama’s ridiculous flexibility pledge to Vlad.  But will a Romney Department of Justice be willing to go off of Putin’s safe zone and nail these IP theives?

Word from Mitt:

In a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Republican  presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared that “there will be no flexibility  with Vladimir Putin” in his administration, alluding to President Obama’s  conversation with outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev over a hot mic in  March.

“The first purpose of a strong military is to prevent war. The size of our  navy is at levels not seen since 1916,” Romney said Monday. ”I’ll restore  our navy to the size needed to fulfill our missions by building 15 ships per  year, including three submarines.”

“I’ll implement effective missile defenses to protect against threats and on  this, there will be no flexibility with Vladimir Putin.”

Chaffetz abandons all pretext of conservative principles

The supposed grass roots conservative from Utah, Jason Chaffetz, has demonstrated conclusively that he is drinking the Koolaide inside the beltway.  The evidence?  Passing a bill of attainder to punish musicians and for the profit of a single group of crony capitalists!

The Daily Caller’s Mark Carello nails it:

So I was a little surprised, even taken aback, to see Rep. Jason Chaffetz  (R-UT), a committed conservative, introduce a bill that primarily helps this one  company receive a special government handout by lowering the standard the  government uses to set the price for that company’s input costs.

What? If you just did a double take, you didn’t read this incorrectly. The  digital music delivery company Pandora wants the government to lower the  standard it uses to set the price that Pandora pays for the music it delivers on  its service. The current standard is “what a willing buyer would pay a willing  seller” in the marketplace.

And what’s wrong with that standard? It’s bad enough the government is in the  price-setting business in the first place, but at least it has to try to set the  price at a rate that tries to mimic the marketplace. Pandora is lobbying to  replace that market-based rate standard with a subsidized below-market one. And  Rep. Chaffetz is carrying their water.

 

Amanda Palmer’s free lunchism

This quote from the New Yorker’s Culture Desk sums it all up (Amanda Palmer’s Accidental Experiment with Real Communism by Joshua Clover)

How do we value that, when the market—the very mechanism that we rely upon to set value—has imploded, and most anyone can listen to a new album for free? What happens to art, be it Amanda Palmer’s or Azealia Banks’s (or Thomas Pynchon’s or Kathryn Bigelow’s), when people can get it for free without facing arrest? Or, to put it more starkly, what is the fate of art after private property is done away with? Will people keep making it? Will they keep reproducing, marketing, and distributing it?