Sunday, May 17, 2009

100 People Screwing Up America

Anyone can tell from my latest Twitter updates and even Facebook updates that I am a big follower of Bernard Goldberg.  He tells it like it is and doesn't care what party you belong to or even who you are. If you're goofing up he will call you on it.

One of his best books in my opinion is 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37). It was published in 2005. I think he should update this list every year though. Anyway, it's a very diverse list. Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, whites, blacks, and everyone in between.

I'm not going to share the entire list. I'm just going to point out and talk about a few of the ones that I found the most interesting. Everyone should buy this book. Actually, buy all of his books!

#96 Eve Ensler
She is the woman who wrote The Vagina Monologues. I never read them and had no desire to. I especially don't want to now. There's a scene between a 24 year old woman and a 13 year old girl, which was later changed to 16. The 24 year old got the 13 year old drunk and has sex with her. Pretty disgusting right? Not to Ensler! The 13 year old girl said that if it was rape it was a good rape. Excuse me? A good rape? 

#95 Courtney Love
All he said about her was HO.

#93 Richard Timmons
Sick bastard. On June 8, 1997 he brutally murdered 3 people: his wife, his 7 year old son, and his 13 year old stepson. Thankfully he was given 3 life sentences. But then he decided he was a victim too!! He decided to sue NYC $80 million because the police beat him. He did admit he couldn't remember everything from that night. Why? From all the drugs and alcohol he consumed. But he knew one thing for sure!! The police beat him, even though there was no evidence to support him. Actually he got along well with the police that night! He was hungry on the way to the station so they took him to Burger King!! The jury took less than an hour to come back with a verdict saying he gets nothing.
At the same time someone else was suing a hospital because they saved his life. The heroin stuffed condoms broke into his stomach. He never consented to the operation and his lawyer said the surgery him emotionally and physically scarred. Yeah, he got nothing.
So what's the point of this? The fact that people can get the stupidest cases heard, wasting tax payer money and the court's time.

#90 Michael Jackson
No explanation needed.

#84 The Vicious Celebrity
Bernie put in a few, but this one disturbed me the most.
SEAN PENN: "I am not disturbed by Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's. You know, there's not a lot of cleaner pictures of karma in the world. I mean, it's not a very Christian way of thinking. I do stray sometimes. But I go right from him mocking the farm workers and eating grapes on television during the boycott to him dribbling today. And I feel a sense of justice."
How could anyone not be disturbed by seeing someone with Alzheimer's? I do not like Ann Coulter at all, in fact I despise her, but it saddens me to see anyone with Alzheimer's and yes it would sadden me to see her with it. 

#83 The Dumb and Vicious Celebrity.
DAVID CLENNON (star of the CBS show The Agency) "I'm not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler - because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler."
Seriously? Is it because you don't want to insult Hitler, who murdered more than 6 million people just because they were Jewish? I don't agree with what Bush did and I never liked him, but I'll take him and his policies any day over Hitler and this is coming from someone who would have been safe in Nazi Germany.

I'll do some more later. 

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