Monthly Archives: February 2011

LIONEL PODCAST: The Oscars Don’t Suck. We Do. The Pathetic Truth About This Snoozefest.

Now let me ask you. Doesn’t Burton Gilliam from Blazing Saddles look just like James Franco? No, I mean the teeth. Seriously. Can you say Mako?

If you sat through the Oscars last night, waterboarding should be a snap. And it required a heaping helping of sitzfleisch, the ability to sit through or tolerate something boring. When trailer trash Melissa Leo drooped the F-bomb, I was at least happy that something memorable happened. It was dreary, slow, grinding and soporific. And those were its good points. Herein I dissect it and throw in for good measure an appraisal of the code words utilized to hide what everybody means.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Sick & Disgusting Truth About Charlie Sheen. And Stuff.

I’m sick. Sick of the criminally pathetic attempts on the part of MSM to analyze, parse and “get” the whole Charlie Sheen story, viz. his chemical self-destruction, the psychotic and manic rants of a dipsomaniac, a xanthodont in the company of two-bit ho-skanks and slatterns (but bless their hearts), his circuitous and passionate rants on the Alex Jones Show (pari passu to and with the circuitous and passionate rants of Jones himself), the attempts to discredit the 9/11 Truther movement by associating it with the crazed musings of this reality-challenged sot, inter alia. Well, I’ve had it. Herein is the definitive analysis of this story, missed by a nescient media and their slovenly slop that passes as journalism.

But first, as a proem, I provide yet another disquisition on the worst pathology of the human condition: the boring, the vain and the incomprehensibly vapid. Thank you and goodnight.

LIONEL AUDIO: Look What Cops Did To An 11 Year-Old Kid With ADD!

An 11 year-old boy with ADD was arrested after he drew stick figures. Such was the recommendation of his therapist — draw instead of disrupt the class. He drew stick figures of himself with a gun, pointed at four other stick figures with the words “teacher must die.” He never threatened anyone, merely expressed a wish. A thought. As in the First Amendment.

Here’s the story in its entirety. I hope you’re sitting down.

An 11-year-old Arvada [Colorado] boy was arrested and hauled away in handcuffs for drawing stick figures in school – something his therapist told him to do.

His parents say they understand what he did was inappropriate, but are outraged by the way Arvada Police handled the case. The parents did not want their real names used.

They say “Tim” is being treated for Attention Deficit Disorder and his therapist told him to draw pictures when he got upset, rather than disrupt the class. So that’s what he did.

Last October, he drew stick figures of himself with a gun, pointed at four other stick figures with the words “teacher must die.”

He felt calmer and was throwing the picture away when the teacher saw it and sent him to the principal’s office.

The school was aware that the boy was in treatment, determined he was not a threat, notified his parents and sent him back to class. His mother, “Jane” was shocked when Arvada Police showed up at their home later that night.

She says she told her son to cooperate and tell the truth, but was horrified when they told her they were arresting him and then handcuffed him and hauled him away in a patrol car. His mother says she begged police to let her drive her son to the police department and to let her stay with him through the booking process but they refused.

They put him in a cell, took his mug shot and fingerprinted him. He says he thought he was going to jail and would never be able to go home again.

According to the police report, “Tim” explained he made the drawing to release anger and would never hurt teachers or anyone. At first school officials did not want to press charges, but changed their mind when police called them later that night. A juvenile assessment report shows he’s never been in legal trouble before and is at low risk to reoffend.

He’s charged with a third degree misdemeanor, interfering with staff and students at an educational facility. The system says it’s doing what’s in the best interest of the child. But Tim’s therapist says handcuffing an 11-year-old and putting him in a cell over something like this is “quite an overreaction” and does much more harm than good.

Arvada Police say because Monday was a holiday, they are not able to get hold of all the personnel and reports to make a response, but will be able to respond Tuesday. Tim is on probation and if he completes that successfully, the criminal charges will be dropped. But his parents say it has cost them thousands of dollars so far.

And if they had known that their son’s cooperation would be used as evidence against him, they would have hired a lawyer at the beginning and exercised his right to remain silent.

And this happens every day with alarming frequency.

LIONEL PODCAST: Dale Earnhardt Died 10 Years Ago Today. Show Some Respect, Boy!

Dale Earnhardt died today ten years ago. And if you don’t know the name, you should be ashamed of yourself. He was NASCAR. NASCAR is America. Applying the transitive property, Dale Earnhardt was America. And a bunch of effete snobs love to chortle over what they perceive NASCAR, this wildly popular pastime enjoyed by millions, to be. NASCAR is quintessentially American. Sunday is its Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, which, interestingly enough, begins the 2011 season.

Randy Owen was the incredible lead singer of the incredible group Alabama. Here’s his tribute in this albeit poorly recorded video. But you feel the passion and sincerity in his voice.

America gave us NASCAR, pro wrestling, bullriding, country music, the cowboy and the outlaw motorcycle dude. And Hee Haw, one of the most successful syndicated TV shows in the history of television.

Take that, snotty, elitist America. You’re outnumbered. By us rednecks.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Middle East Revolution Work & Who Pulls The Strings

In pro wrestling a “work” is a contrived, planned or phony premise, story line or match outcome.

These were the Von Brauners, Kurt and Karl. Or is that Karl and Kurt? Anyway, their manager was Gentleman Saul Weingeroff. Two ostensible Nazis managed by a Jew. In wrestling, history makes no difference. Old enemies are forgotten. It’s all a work.

Here there are infra in what looks like a death photo. Saul’s wearing a unique ensemble: Nazi coveralls with the omnipresent walking stick. Classic. But it didn’t matter, it was all a work.

The world is a work. The tumultuous crises in the Middle East. A work. Mubarak was our pal, now he’s not. The world’s comprised of babyfaces and heels. The dreaded Muslim Brotherhood, the liberty lovin’ Twitter hipsters. It also shares with wrestling a beautiful story. Simple. Uncomplicated and unvarnished. Don’t ask how a Jew can manage Nazis. Don’t ask why Mubarak’s not our buddy any longer. Don’t point out that the latest Egypt power shift was a military junta. That’s what happened in 1952. It was a military coup d’état. Sayonara King Farouk, hello Nasser.

And while you’re at it, forget about 76-year-old Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. And that a U.S. diplomatic cable doc-dumped by WikiLeaks cited academics and analysts who described Tantawi as “Mubarak’s poodle” and “incompetent.” Forget that Omar Suleiman was their spook-in-chief who makes the Marquis de Sade look like Sade. Or that Mohamed ElBaradei’s a globalist NGO stooge. Shhh. It’s all a work.

I believe Pete Townshend said it best.

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

LIONEL PODCAST: Why Ron Paul Scares Idiots

This weekend Ron Paul won a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). For the second year in a row. And some folks don’t know what to do. He frightens them for reasons I don’t get. He’s already the subject of a full-court press from the MSM to portray him as a nut. I mean, the nerve of this guy! Using the Constitution as a political platform. That’s patently un-American and he knows it.

Look at what this character is advocating inter alia.

  • He dares to suggest auditing the Fed and has the audacity to propose H.R.459 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011.
  • He questions the constitutionality of the Patriot Act, specifically as to Fourth Amendment concerns.
  • He advocates the legalization of drugs and ending the fictive war on drugs.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Psychology Of Our Collective Insanity

This might be one of my most important podcasts ever. Or maybe not. It details our collective insanity. We are nothing more than a collection of misfits and ambulatory schizoid lunatics. If you want to know why we do anything, look at us from a psychological reference point. There’s virtually nothing that we do that’s not grounded in some base, atavistic behavior. Take dancing. Please. Cicero said no sane man will dance. And that’s true. Something so seemingly innocent, tribal and mired in history is frankly one of the most obvious symptoms of our being unhinged. Look at these three pathetic souls in a Romanian psych ward. It’s a mirror.

LIONEL PODCAST: Hillary’s Hilarious On Drug Legalization, Bad Plastic Surgery & The United States Of Lemmings

Suzanne Somers’s new face is a great cause for concern. At least for me. It’s emblematic of the body image dysmorphia that ostensibly affects people who’ve received repeated cosmetic procedures. She looks like she either went through a windshield or is in the throws of life-threatening anaphylaxis. This new punum has been known to frighten small children and barnyard animals. I explain.

Next I discuss one of the most ridiculous statements ever made since “Love means never having to say your sorry.” Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s interview with Denise Maerker of Televisa in Guanajuato, Mexico, on January 24, 2011, provided this jaw-dropping moment.

QUESTION: In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion?

SECRETARY CLINTON: I don’t think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. I hear it in my country. It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it, and I don’t think that – you can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped. They can’t be given an even easier road to take, because they will then find it in their interest to addict even more young people. Mexico didn’t have much of a drug problem before the last 10 years, and you want to keep it that way. So you don’t want to give any excuse to the drug traffickers to be able legally to addict young people. [Emphasis supplied]

I kid you not. “There is just too much money in it.” And not a word from Jon Stewart or any of the professional left. Had Sarah Palin uttered those words, she’d be pilloried. So why not pillory Hillary?

Enjoy.

LIONEL AUDIO FREE PODCAST: The Lionel-Mendte Summit On PIX 11 News & Other Stuff

On Friday, February 4, 2011 CE, I will join my colleague Larry Mendte on New York’s PIX11 Morning News at 8:45 AM for a careful dissection and parsing of the news of the day with considerable emphasis on the tumultuous events in Egypt. Herein I explain what’s in store and provide an update on Egypt. You’re welcome.

And guess what, Sparky. We’ve got an internet kill switch just like Egypt. Surprised?

LIONEL PODCAST: Part II – Angry Birds & The Egypt Model

I heard someone comment that the crisis in Egypt is best compared to chess. Chess?! No. Angry Birds. The perfect analogy for the Middle Eastern revolution. I explain herein.

If you need more convincing, the following disquisition is provided.