Monday, June 05, 2006

Can I get in on this?

What’s a rock song? For the purposes of this list, I’ve viewed a rock song as a tune that’s already played on a “classic rock” radio station or one that might conceivably be played there. This eliminates a lot of “pop songs” that might be called conservative, such as “Love Child” by The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology - Love Child or “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna

I thought I would get in on the hating of this bran muffin. Where do you get your pot? After watching Wedding Crashers, Grandma's Boy, Vertigo, The Full Monty and District B-13 this weekend, I think I could use some really good, insanity causing bud and you, jackass, clearly know where to procure said bud.

The difference between facts and assertions have also been bugging me.

"Papa don't preach is a conservative anthem."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) This is an assertion. One can say this all one wants, but it will most likely never be true.

"Madonna, while she may be religious and all of late, would be hard to describe as conservative what with her embracing of her own sexuality. And at least a few other's sexuality as well. Madonna's name and her depictions of religion would seem to be indicative of a desire to be both religious but also sexually expressive. This conflict made her a star during the late '80s and early '90s as she led young America out of sexual repression and into the new generation of oral sex for all." (ACTUAL QUOTE OF ME) This is also an assertion. I have no real way to judge the conservativeness or liberalness of a song. Perhaps if I were to make up a list of ten ideological positions that contain binary solution sets, I could judge the ideological nature of any song. I am not going to do that because I could care less whether some jackass at NRO wants to label songs conservative or not. I am concerned with people claiming that assertions are the same as facts. Especially when those same cobagz use these assertions to reinforce wildly outrageous claims.

"Madonna sings songs and tours the world giving performances."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) This is a fact.

"Madonna studies kaballah."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) Again, another fact regardless of the dubious pop religion nature of those studies.

"Madonna looks way better now than she did in the '90s."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) This is another fact.

"Madonna made a really stupid movie about her and some Italian guy getting stuck on an island and there were no exposed tatas."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) More facts.

"I have not seen this movie."(NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE BY AN NRO COBAG) Yet another fact.

You all see where The Genius is going with this line of thought. By removing the "I think" from a sentence, declaring an opinion does not make that opinion factual. Unless, of course, that sentence is: "George Bush is a lying cobag and should be impeached under the law."


Anonymous said...

Now ya know AG is saying this nicely because you know that AG is the worst speller in America, but check out the last sentence of this post.

Anyone who would put Madonna in a conservative class is the same idiot who would pick a Grateful Dead song and say it also belonged there.


Kevin Wolf said...

The guy who wrote the NRO article is a cobag.

Not assertion. Fact.

Chuckles said...

Yeah, I keep misspelling lying. I'm a joke.

Anonymous said...

Hee Hee. Kevin said, "cobag".

teh l4m3 said...

"Just call me supply-side angel
Of the morning, angel."

Anonymous said...

teh, baby?! Where have ya been lately?

Chuckles said...

ANGEL, Just give me a tax break BEFORE YOU LEEEAAAVE, ANGEL!