SFBG Radio: In praise of sluts

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Today, Johnny and Tim talk about all the fuss that the Guardian's cover on hot sluts has stirred up -- and Johnny goes off in praise of sluts, sex, and nice asses. You can listen after the jump.

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In Europe, there wouldn't be such a hang up on this sex issue of yours. But we, unfortunately, are still dealing with the last vestiges of our Puritan past. The Ned Flanderers or so-called Moral Majorities are no more than the modern day equivalent of those idiots in black suits and hats and starch white shirts who in the 1600s would actually brand a woman an adulteress on the slightest of reasons. While our modern day puritans aren't as bad as say those so-called moral police you see in places like Saudi Arabia or Iran, don't doubt for a moment that their American kind wouldn't dream of having such powers. But it gets even more annoying, as you add in another element to these idiots, the hyper male self-conscious super sensitive feminist. C'mon you know who I mean! There's a difference between a normal person who respects women and a guy over doing it because he's gotta wear his evidence that he gets womens rights on his god damn sleeve. Lastly, on this issue, this is San Francisco, we outside your fair city expect to see a sex issue from your city because you're supposed to be the better liberal city. Not like this would fly in Des Moines or I would dare say Chicago. For the record, my vote on your slut gallery is that Nemo fish followed by the tranny.

Now on the first part of your discussion, what these plutocratic idiots don't get is that Americans are on the verge of storming the Bastille! I would say look at the Tea Party people, but they're mostly manipulated idiots who are a collective version of an old man yelling at a cloud because he was told that it's the devil or something. No, look at the Southland city of Bell, California. But it ain't just them. Folks will only take watching their roads or bridges or schools deteriorating so far, they will only take dealing with streets thrown into darkness because the town can't pay the light bill only so far, they will only take watching their jobs shipped overseas only so far. Eventually, somewhere...somehow, all those millions upon millions of folks will have a light bulb go off in their head and realize it's all bull and want to take it back. For decades most of these were spoon fed a long con, that you let the wealthy practically get away with economic murder, and one day when you become rich, you too can do it! Well, folks are slowly realizing that short of a miracle, they're not going to make it to that land of milk and honey. That the wealthy did just as well in a 40% tax or more environment as they do now. That for all the give aways the upper 10% got, the remaining 90% didn't really get jack for that investment. And like an irate investor in a hedge fund who sees that he or she isn't getting the returns they were promised, the people are going to pull their money away one way or another.

But as JW noted, where are the rich really going to go? Forbes produced a list of the best places to go to live based on quality of life and surprise surprise they are places where they will tax the hell out of you if you're wealthy. Of course, they could go to China, but eventually the domestic demand in that country will grow along with local investment that they will tell the "gweilo" that their foreign investments now belong to them and to get the hell out. There's a real reason why all those Chinese joint-ventures demand that you surrender your company's trade secrets and that over half of the ownership be in local hands. They could go to India or the Middle East like Dubai, but the former actually has it's own wealthy controlling that country and don't want foreign plutocrats displacing them (oh they'll take the foreign investment, but they'll be damned about everything else), and the Middle East just isn't fun for the plutocrats spoiled brats.

Posted by Johnny Venom on Sep. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 am

I can’t see a nation of obese and out of shape people storming anything other than Walmart during the holidays to buy products made in China and other locations from outsourced jobs. They could probably walk from the parking lot to the store but that’s about it, if they parked close to the entrance. Things will have to get much, much worse before storming the Bastille takes place. A few hundred or thousand might try something like that only to be arrested and end up in Guantánamo and tortured. If anything, the people will rise up against each other and violence will increase in that regard. One group hating another group, such as Christians hating Muslims. Many people in this country don't know anything about politics (or care) nor do they know who the politicians are. Back in August, the Pew Research Center made a splash with a poll headlined, "Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim." A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly one-in-five people in this country (18 percent) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009. This has to be the dumbest nation on the Earth. I was in the Castro recently when a protest of Pelosi was taking place at Castro and Market. Near the end of the protest a woman came out of the muni metro and asked me who the group was protesting. I told her Pelosi. The woman asked me ‘who’s Pelosi?’ I said the speaker of the house. She looked confused like she was about to ask ‘what’s that?’ but instead she walked away. I got the impression the woman lived in the Castro and was coming home from work. I said to the person I was with there really is no hope when there are people presumably in the Castro who don’t know who Pelosi is and they are living in her district. Even if this person lives elsewhere in this country, how could they not know who Pelosi is? Regarding Europe, Europe is changing and not for the positive. I was reading this article on Al Jazeera last night. Put this title in your search engine....The rise of Europe's far-right

Here's a short blurb from the article....Anti-immigration parties have notched up impressive gains in Europe in recent months, often doing well in countries with a reputation for liberal politics and tolerant electorates. In the Netherlands, the far-right Freedom Party came third in June elections, denying its rivals a governing majority and ensuring it a seat at the negotiating table in coalition talks. Meanwhile, in Hungary, the Jobbick Party, which advocates incarcerating the country's Roma population in internment camps, also did well in this year's parliamentary election. Far-right parties form part of Italy's coalition government, and have seats in the parliaments of Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Slovakia. In Britain, the British National Party (BNP) has won European and local elections and appeared on a mainstream political debate show.

The problem I had with the picture used for the sex issue was that I would like to have seen the guy’s butt too. Maybe in a future issue...

Posted by Guest Bárbara Chelsai on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 12:44 am

Not a tea party member or anything, but what makes you think they are manipulated idiots, more so than anyone else anyways.

They remind me of most any member of a mass movement, when I see them on TV, they all have the same mantra repeating skills of any number of groups.

All members of mass movements let the leadership do the thinking and then they repeat the points. All members of mass movements have reasons why their inside knowledge is so special and why everyone else is so dumb. Often the party is financed by someone rich, thats why the right is always getting worked up by George Soros.

How are Tea Party types more manipulated than the lefts radicals and activists for example?

Posted by matlock on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 11:09 am

is transparent about his contributions and intentions. Here's a great recent article about the Tea Party and the trogolodytic Koch brothers you may have missed ...

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer

they are the opposite of Soros.

 

Posted by marke on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 11:28 am

Lets just agree with your point there.

But what exactly is the difference in this context?

The point here seems to be that the Tea party people are manipulated. Your case is that it's OK to be openly manipulated?

Posted by matlock on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

Funny, I don't see massive demonstrations funded by front groups of or for any lefty causes anywhere lately.

Are there any?

Posted by Guest Johnny Wendell on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

Thats all the Tea Party do is demonstrate? Then what are you complaining about?

Whenever I see an article or TV news piece on them their demonstrations are frightfully unwell attended. Thats one of the chuckles that lefties get from the Tea Party people, so its "massive" when it works for you I see.

It's odd, a few dozen people show up for an event and its a chance to laugh at them, but when it works to your advantage these are massive demonstrations all over the place.

That someone found a niche of people predisposed to the Tea Party agenda and pays for a demonstration is an odd complaint. These people just walking by and started to demonstrate I suppose.

It seems every time I ride by city hall on the weekend there is some catch all lefty demonstration with people protesting the whole gamut of complaints. Who pays for that?

So far I have got three mailers from the SEIU begging me not to vote or to vote some way, I don't read them beyond who they are from, but are they not manipulating people with their moaning?

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So far, it's OK to spend and manipulate if you are open(supposedly) about it, and all the Tea Party people do is demonstrate, little else.

This is like how a handful of minority and progressive caucuses ruin it for all the right wingers in congress that one can hear about on AM radio,

Posted by matlock on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

I suppose there are many definitions.

But what comes to mind to me is not following the internally contradictory views of the leaders. The tea party may be being used but they probably share the views of the leaders and people with the money. We may all wonder where they were under Bush and his fantastic spending, but when you talk to them about Bush they don't like him either, so the growth is likely a bit more organic and predisposed than just some shouters on TV getting them worked up.

Being manipulated would come to mind the western left that was still pro Stalin after the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

Like many groups that come and go, such as the Christian Coalition, the Moral Majority, the various communist parties, action groups, political cults, weathermen, SLA, various radicals, "hippies yippies and tigers alike" a group of predisposed people found a movement they liked and joined.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 27, 2010 @ 5:15 pm