Then And Now

Posted: May 22, 2017 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, The Little Screen, Win!

I meant to put this in my post earlier but I fergitted. Oh well.

Nother Post!

Some channel around here has the Monkees and the Partridge Family on Sunday mornings. I watch them as I’m tubing and coffeeing. I barely remember the shows but I do know every song by heart, sing along and enjoy them.

At least it’s not 80s music.

So yesterday the Partridge Family had a very timely episode.

Keith’s latest girlfriend is a member of a junior women’s lib organization and he volunteers the group to play at one of their rallies without their knowledge. Unfortunately, they soon run afoul of a right wing conservative group that is bent on preventing the rally from taking place. However, Keith soon finds out that taking up a liberal cause is not all that its cracked up to be when his girlfriend threatens to break up with him if the family doesn’t sing from a set list she has prepared rather than their first number-one hit, “I Think I Love You”.

Yes, the song “I think I love you” was…I forget her wording, they didn’t use “Patriarchy” or “heteronormative” and it was tv in 1970 so they weren’t going to say, “rape”.

Basically, saying, “I think I love you” perpetuates stereotypes of male/female interactions putting the woman in the subordinate position, as if her life isn’t complete without a man who loves her.

So she told Keith they had to play only the allowed songs and Keith says

Nobody – *nobody* – censors our material. Censorship is not the path to equal rights.

You tell her! Too bad I’d bet a dollar any of the surviving stars, writers and producers feel somewhat differently today. I could be wrong about that, Elton John did tell the murderous commie dictators in China to suck his dick. In a bad way.

The “Feminists Were Less Violent In The 70s” scene of the episode.

 

You just can’t walk out here and assert your manhood!

Said to Keith Partridge.

No, really. She said that to Keith Partridge. Didn’t you watch the clip? You probably didn’t see the announcement of the replacement act being a woman talking about her crusade to get more women in the NHL either.

A simpler time, when music and Hollywood made fun of proto-feminists.

Just something that made me laugh.

 

Then.

Erdogan’s Brute Squad beat up some protesters when Obama was Ascendant.

Faux News covered it straight. Good for them.

The Wash Post “covered” it.

But the event was seemingly upstaged by proceedings outside the venue, where protesters appeared to clash with Erdogan supporters,

“Seemingly” and “appeared to”…

It’s all just a “he said, she bled all over the place” sort of thing.

The NY Times ignored it.

CNN hilariously has this story headlined

‘I’m not at war with press,’ says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

Now.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry lodged a formal protest Monday with the U.S. ambassador over “aggressive” actions by American security personnel during a clash between Turkish guards and protesters as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Washington this month…

 

Oh what a difference an ejection makes.

 

Then.

German tanks roll back into Poland

Yeah, I’m gonna have to be more specific, that was June 193…I mean, June 2015.

 

Now.

But this year, far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like an EU army while avoiding the messy politics associated with it: They announced the integration of their armed forces.

So not much different.

8 years of Obama has shown we cannot be trusted to protect them so they’re doing what they have to do. At least they’re noticing reality.

 

Now, I’m not gonna suggest you click the obvious link-bait, I didn’t,

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Woman Claims She Knows Exactly What Men Like… Since She’s Slept With 10,000 Of Them.

but unless she wrote, “Many men will sleep with just about decent looking woman who is willing.”, she did not learn a thing.

 

See, now this is funny.  Commemorative coins of the 45th President of these United States!

I kinda want one. They’re $10 for one and $15 for two. Hilarity for that low price is hard to find.

I wonder if it’s a Trump hater or a Trump supporter or just a comedian.

 

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