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remember chris klein? me neither. ~.m. by maria b.

…until i saw THIS. apparently it went viral on the interwebz until NBC Universal tried to get them all taken down.

i mostly felt bad for the guy because that video was SO BAD. i figured he’d crawl back into that hole he’s been in for the past 10 years and never be heard from again. but, to his credit, he did exactly the opposite of what would be expected of someone whose “talent” was exposed as so incredibly sub-par. and i gotta say, well done. now i will re-commence forgetting about this person.



j.d. hayworth is an arrogant asshat. ~.m. by maria b.

an Arizona arizona radio station, KTAR, is reporting that j.d. hayworth, who is running for john mccain’s senate seat, is demanding an apology from the Phoenix Suns for wearing their “Los Suns” jerseys in last night’s NBA playoff game. from KTAR:

“For [Suns General Manager] Steve Kerr to make comparisons with this law with Nazi Germany is beyond the pale,” he said. “He should apologize, that has no basis in fact.”…

“Does he [Robert Sarver] want a bunch of people showing up tonight, basically walking into the arena without tickets, taking the best seats in the arena for tonight’s game, demanding free food and drinks and then after the game demanding unfettered access to the players,” he asked of the team’s owner, “of course not.”

Hayworth said it is a shame the Suns diverted attention away from what he said is a great playoff series.

i call BULLSHIT on everything this guy said. as Seth Meyers noted a couple weeks ago, there isn’t anything more Nazi than the phrase, “show me your papers.” the objectification of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany began with their de facto then official classification as second-class citizens. Arizona’s new law makes second-class citizens of a far vaguer group of people: anyone who subjectively seems like they might not be an American citizen. the problem with that is that five of the six immigrant classifications are legal: naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees/asylees, immigrants with work authorizations (green cards), immigrants with Special Purpose Work Authorizations, and undocumented immigrants. yep, only the undocumented immigrants are committing any kind of crime. so i, along with everyone else who is offended by the very idea of being asked to prove that they are where they are legally, ask mr. hayworth to kindly shove it up his ass.

secondly, how exactly does wearing a jersey saying “Los Suns” offend mr. hayworth so egregiously? it’s simply a gesture to show solidarity with the community who is being unfairly targeted by the law. i truly fail to understand why he believes an apology is warranted.

thirdly, i’m infuriated at mr. hayworth’s unbelievably inept analogy: that undocumented immigrants are like people forcing their way into a game and helping themselves to the best of everything. that is HARDLY the case with illegal immigrants, especially the Latino and Hispanic people who are being targeted by this law. how are these undocumented immigrants getting “the best seats” in our society? how are they getting anything they don’t deserve here? what they get when they come into the U.S. as undocumented immigrants (NOT as “aliens”) is exploited by businesses looking for cheap labor, sub-legal wages in jobs where they are terribly overworked, absolutely no public aid for even their most basic needs, and taxes taken out of any legal check they get to pay for government services that they cannot access. j.d. hayworth, as an entitled, priviledged, WEALTHY, arrogant, white man, in no way has any reason on his side when he talks about undocumented immigrants taking “the best” of anything.

j.d. hayworth is right up there with john boehner and mitch mcconnell in my book. as far as i’m concerned, they can choke on it.



happy earth day! ~.m. by maria b.

it is again Earth Day–the 40th one, incidentally. so just don’t be a dick. personally, i’m anal about recycling, keeping lights off when i’m not using them and biking when i can instead of driving.

also, i want to mention the movie The Cove. it won the “Best Documentary” Oscar this year and is disgustingly hard to watch. it tells the story of Taiji, Japan, a fishing town where every year thousands of dolphins are brutally killed for meat (and a select few are captured for captivity.) all the water in the cove is literally bright red with dolphin blood. the movie shows the dolphins being driven into the cove, then dying slow deaths after being beaten and stabbed by the fishermen. it’s unbelievably cruel, but this is compounded with the fact that dolphins have consciousness–they communicate and they are like people in that they are intelligent and self-aware. they are the only wild animal to ever save a person’s life.

so i would ask whoever is unfortunate enough to find this blog to please go to SaveJapanDolphins.org and sign the petition to support ending this yearly slaughter of the dolphins in Taiji. they’re shooting for a million signatures, and they say they’re close to getting there. there’s also a video on the site that’s a PSA with a bunch of celebrities extolling you to support the cause. i would have put it here, but it’s way overdramatic. however, there’s just enough of a clip in it to give you an idea of the process of the dolphin slaughter and make you sick to your stomach (a few seconds.) i would suggest clicking on it, but be warned: the video includes Hayden Panettiere. remember, it’s for the dolphins!

but i really don’t like Debbie-Downer Earth Day postings, so i’ll end with this: