If you thought Obamacare was a trainwreck . . .

NY Post:

Madonna’s ‘secretprojectrevolution’ should stay hidden

Chin up, oppressed peoples of the world!

You’ve got a new champion riding into battle, or at least slinking into battle in fishnets and a bustier. Madonna is here, and she is bringing the revolution.

The YouTube movie “secretprojectrevolution,” co-directed by Madonna and fashion photographer Steven Klein, debuted Tuesday. It’s an interminable 17-minute music video minus the music (unless you count Madonna singing an off-key, sarcastic “My Country, ’Tis of Thee”).

She plays a film-noir temptress thrown in a jail cell, and a stone-cold assassin in a bustier who prowls through a tableau of what looks like an extremely dull S&M dungeon while shooting buff shirtless guys and making an urgent plea for tolerance. End titles tell us the film is dedicated to those who have been persecuted for who they are or what they believe.

Until then, it’s torture scenes, eerie piano tinkling, quotations from Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean-Luc Godard — and Madge delivering a hectoring monologue about the dire state of the world. “Economic markets are collapsing,” she intones. “People all over the world are suffering.” But the real enemy is intolerance. “I keep telling everyone I want to start a revolution, but no one is taking me seriously,” she complains, and it’s all because, “I’m a woman. I’m blond. I have t - - s, an ass and an insatiable desire to be noticed.”

Thanks, we figured that out by the time you did your naked coffee-table book two decades ago. Hey, Madonna, Sophomore Syndrome (“You guys, I’m seriously thinking about majoring in social justice this term”) can be hilarious at 19. But it’s just tragic when you’re 55. When gay men were dying of AIDS by the thousands and the nuclear clock was at 11:57, you were singing “La Isla Bonita.” It’s a little late in the day to be taken seriously, especially when you’re writhing around in skintight black leather tied to a bed. “I know what you’re thinking,” she says in her monologue. “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” No, we’re thinking: “Poor Lourdes.”

Madonna was a big star and a cultural icon back in the mid-eighties. Since then her career should serve as a warning lesson to performing artists who take themselves too seriously.

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105 Responses to If you thought Obamacare was a trainwreck . . .

  1. helenk3 says:


    WTF senate wevsite says second amendment unclear rights may be collective.

    we have to have a clean sweep of congress. they have become detrimental to this country

    • wmcb says:

      I’m done arguing with these fuckers. I’m not arguing stats and crime etc anymore. I’m going on the offensive. Here’s my stance:


      The crime stats are irrelevant. Many many cultural and societal factors affect those stats, and gun ownership is the least of them. I want the whole world to have guns. Those countries that deny their citizens guns are trampling on a basic human right. Most genocides have happened because the everyday citizenry was largely unarmed and could not fight back. Every country on the face of this planet has guns. Lots and lots and lots of guns. The only variable is who is allowed to own them. Only the govt? Only the police? And criminals? That’s a violation of basic human rights.

      Arm the world. It will be a better place for it. Fuck you. Arm everyone. Will there be violence and death? Sure. There already is. It’s just that it’s mostly only governments and criminals allowed to do it.

      I’m done palying defense. I’m going proactive with this shit. Self-defense is a basic human right. How dare the governments of the world oppress their citizenry by denying basic human rights!!!


  2. helenk3 says:

    when mini skirts became popular in the 60s, I worked with a woman who said ” OMG i can see it now on the Atlantic City boardwalk mini skirts and orthopedic shoes”. I have never forgotten that image. after a certain age women should not wear certain fashions. Madonna is in the mini skirt and orthopedic shoes age. it is not an attractive look

    • The Klown says:

      Just like men of a certain age should no go shirtless or wear speedos.

      Or take nude selfies.

      • The Klown says:

        Seriously, I would support the Democrats if they proposed passing laws against fashion crimes.

        • Constance says:

          Me too and sorry men but I think home paint sales should by law be moved out of Home Depot style stores and put into Nordstrom style stores and no straight men should be allowed to buy paint without a hand written notarized note from a woman in his family. And no, I do not think this would not be the stupidest law on the books.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Madonna is my generation and I found her embarrassing decades ago. Now she is just pathetic.

      • Constance says:

        I think the men who own media think she is some sort of “leader among women” but she just seems like a weird little sex monkey looking to make a dollar anyway she can to me. She sure isn’t afraid to fail or look stupid, I’ll give her that.

  3. helenk3 says:

    Report: White House delaying another piece of Obamacare – @politico

  4. insanelysane says:

    The only part of Obamacare i DO support are the individual mandates. I want to see those idiotic Obama worshiping 20 somethings dig deep to fund this fiasco. I already pay tons of money for my individual policy and hate it, but it will be a joy to watch the gnashing and complaining once those simplistic voters get a piece of this money swallow pit.

    • Somebody says:

      Well unless they’re over 26 they will still be on their parent’s policy.

      The way health insurance premiums are going up we may be headed for a paradigm shift; where your peak earning years end at 26 when you have to start paying health insurance premiums.

    • t says:

      I don’t support the mandate. It may hurt the Obama worshippers, but it also will hurt you and me.

  5. wmcb says:

    Peeps are tweeting that senators have turned off their phone lines. Seriously. This is hilarious, in a sad way.

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  8. The Klown says:

    This is sick:

    I would rather defend criminals than work in family law.

    • helenk3 says:

      why won’t the courts listen?

      • 49erDweet says:

        1. Because they hear it all the time (and most of the time it’s exaggeration designed to give the complainant an advantage).
        2. There are precious few resources to refer folk to.

        • The Klown says:

          Because you can’t take someone’s parental rights away because of what the other parent thinks they might do. You need objective evidence.

          We had a case like this in the area I worked. The judge (an appointed family law commissioner) made the correct legal decision and gave the dad visitation. After he killed the kids/committed suicide she quit her commissioner’s job.

        • wmcb says:

          Because some human beings suck, and the ones that do ruin it for the rest of us. You run into the same problems with domestic violence laws: people who want to use the accusation as a *weapon* hurt those actually being abused. Because then the laws have to also take care to weed out the false accusers. So the laws can’t be proactive.

          You can’t take action on the basis of mere accusation (even when in hindsight you find out it was true) because assholes would gleefully take that kind of law and abuse it.

          I despise people who make false accusations of rape/child abuse/violence. They are especially loathesome. Because THEY are the fucking reason real abuse cases have to meet such a high standard of proof.

  9. helenk3 says:

    House GOP proposal to fund government, defund Obamacare

    White House’s Carney: President would not agree to repeal of medical device tax as part of bill to continue government funding – via broadcast

  10. helenk3 says:

    White House’s Carney: ‘The only thing I didn’t see on the GOP’s negotiation wishlist today was a birther bill attached to it’ – @sinderbrand

    this snotty brat deserves a foot up his a$$

    • Lulu says:

      LOL. The exposure of just what a major clusterfuck it all is is getting to the pet boy Sherman (where is Mr Peabody?). Sorry he looks like the cartoon character to me.

  11. The Klown says:
  12. votermom says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      To quote from all the Obots and media (but I repeat myself) over the last 6+ years, there’s no other possible reason they could have to criticizes him except for his race/ethnic background. Have they no shame?

  13. piper says:

    Also wish AARP would stop with their deceptive obamacare tv ads. Sure pay for a policy approved by AARP – get to keep your doctor and hospital – the catch being if they accept medicare and your supplemental insurance. Wonder how many seniors (yes I’m one also) will listen to the whole ad and realize the ‘screw job’ or will learn the lesson sadly the hard way.

  14. helenk3 says:


    today’s new ad does not use a panda, I think this a picture of a congress critter. But since they will not have obamacare, why are they using this picture

  15. wmcb says:

  16. helenk3 says:

    off topic

    stolen from a commenter at Rev Amy’s place


    the fallen 9000 honors lives lost on D day sideshow

  17. helenk3 says:

    baseball commissioner stepping down after 2014 season

  18. Mt.Laurel says:

    So are we going to raise the age for voting, driving and drinking to 26 as well? After all, Obamacare says they are still children.

  19. wmcb says:

    Obama admin is chest beating. Crudely.

  20. wmcb says:

    Posted this to facebook as well.

    Y’all do realize that the value-less mortgage-backed securities problem was never solved, right? What Obama did was a shell game. You move them out of the banks by having the govt-backed FHA buy them up from the banks. The banks get paid for worthless crap, and get their money. Now they belong to the FHA. That way, you can bail them out a SECOND time without the political fallout. See, it’s not a “bank bailout” then, it’s just “The govt paying its bills and meeting its obligations.”


  21. wmcb says:

  22. driguana says:

    I’ve been scouring all the polls today relevant to Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling. Every major poll that I can find indicates that the majority of Americans polled (and, yes, I understand that these are “just” polls) do not favor either one. Yet that is the direction we are moving in….both are being crammed down our throats. Why is that? Because a president was elected that supports them! So even though most Americans don’t support them, they elected a president who does. Wow! Go figger! Something is dreadfully wrong with this picture.

    • 1539days says:

      The last I heard is that the GOP is planning to push a one-year “delay” in Obamacare because the Democrats will support it. If they do that’s they are idiots. It means that Obamacare is effectively a ticking time bomb that won’t go off until after the 2014 elections. The GOP will spend all their time talking about how bad Obamacare will be, but have no evidence and the Democrats will have another year to sell a pig in a poke.

    • Constance says:

      I think I would like it in Texas. I’m getting sick of living in progressive world.

      • helenk3 says:

        me too. being from the east coast I had a slanted view of Texas. In my travels when I went there and saw that it is beautiful and the people are pretty nice. my opinion changed.
        seeing how the stand up and shout out they have a lot to be proud of

  23. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at Rev Amy’s place


    obamacare at work. the future is here and it ain’t lookin too good

  24. The Klown says:
  25. angienc says:

    Gah, Madonna is pathetic still shilling her weak S&M porn as “art” at 55 years old.

    Madonna is business savvy, but she isn’t educated, knowledgeable or intelligent. She’s not witty or artistically gifted or sophisticated. She just got lucky latching onto some basic themes in the 1980s that she’s been milking ever since by completely changing her hair style, clothing and “personality” every few years.

    And all of that would be fine if you can still entertain people — which clearly she can. She wouldn’t bother me if she would just shut up, do her act onstage and then go home. But oh no, not Madonna — she keeps trying to prove that she’s an “artiste,” that her opinions on other things MATTER, that she’s still edgy, and that whatever her image of the moment is is REAL and should be paid attention to.

    It’s her insistence on trying to have talents and artistic cred that she doesn’t have that makes her so offensively pretentious.

  26. helenk3 says:

    while stealing I found this

  27. wmcb says:


    • wmcb says:

      So they pushed for ACA, and were told it would kill jobs. They yelled NO IT WON’T! Now it’s killing jobs, exactly as predicted, and they are pissed off and yelling “ACA didn’t cause this, you big meanie capitalist bosses!”


  28. helenk3 says:


    first the bikers and now here come the truckers. with cheerleader squads across the nation

  29. r u reddy says:


    The thread containing your reply to my comment is dead now. So I will reply here. I predicted the Roberts Court would uphold Obamacare and I was right. You predicted the Roberts Court would strike down Obamacare and you were wrong. So I was just lucky? Good. You were neither lucky NOR good and you are feeling bitter about the lameness of your theoretical framework having been exposed by the wrongness of your prediction.

    By the way, I am sure you also remember my saying that if I predicted wrong, I would spare myself the embarrassment of sharing my theory. But if I predicted it right, I would go ahead and share my theory. Which I then did. And which I will do again. Roberts and his gang of 4 work for the upper class, period. They were acting out of social class allegiance. That’s what I knew and it led me to predict the outcome correctly. I am not concerned with predicting whatever twisted sophistry the Roberts Justices would use to justify their decision. Nor am I impressed by your “knowledge” of “the law”. For all your “legal scholarship”, you were not able to correctly predict the outcome of that case.

    Nor am I intimidated by your puerile insults. I will suck my own dick as much as I like about this. After all, I made the right prediction and you did not. Ha! Ha! Ha!

    • angienc says:

      You are one sick fuck stalking me into this thread — yet still a major fucking coward for not even posting under one of my posts so I could get the notice that you were replying to me. IOW, you want to look like a badass but don’t have the balls to make sure I read the reply (it is happenstance that I happened to look here now).

      A lucky guess — done without having the least fucking clue on the underlying legal rationale — is not a PREDICTION you fucking moron. It’s a lucky guess.
      I, OTOH, DID make the “right” prediction — the SCOTUS held that it was Congress attempted an unconstitutional use of the Commerce Clause — of course, you are too fucking stupid to understand that, hence you’re misplaced & stupid “gloating” that I was somehow wrong — I wasn’t. The court validated my legal rationale of the law vis-a-vis the Commerce Clause.

      And of course you like sucking your own dick — that’s pretty obvious. Idiot.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Holy crap dude. Get some balls. You’re pathetic.

  30. DeniseVB says:

    I’m probably the only one here who gets jet lag from a 48-hour r/t road trip to DC and back /snork. So I bumblefrack/catchup through emails and social media and see this, THIS……


    I do think Mediaite is the sister-ugly of Dkos, but Wendy Davis?

  31. helenk3 says:


    of course there is no economic harm to the backtrack bunch from obamcare

    backtrack and mooch still vacation and golf and shop
    the dem congress is exempt
    his donors are exempt

  32. wmcb says:

  33. wmcb says:

    Hahahahaha! Anthony went to the ACA livechat help site, and fucked with their heads.

    • Lulu says:

      [12:35:11 am]: Gisela You must enroll in a health insurance plan by January 1, 2014. You can obtain health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, outside the Marketplace, or through an employer. However, you may qualify for lower costs if you buy coverage through the Marketplace.

      Notice that they leave out the penalty if one chooses not to buy the shit insurance. That is lying by omission and may be construed as fraud.

  34. Lulu says:

    “Rep. Renee Ellmers raised awareness of a new problem with Obamacare’s implementation: the creation of private-sector health insurance monopolies that will limit Americans’ provider choices.”
    “The major health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is closely coordinating with the White House on Obamacare implementation, will enjoy perhaps the greatest monopoly of all, the North Carolina Republican said in a statement.”
    “Beginning October 1 under Obamacare, Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the only health insurance provider serving the entire state of North Carolina in the new Obamacare exchanges, serving all 100 of the state’s counties. Its competitor Coventry Health Care, which is owned by Aetna, will only reach 39 counties.”

    How convenient. This is the same state that according to Forbes article yesterday “Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women”. Remember that is the average so half of the rate increases will be more that 99 or 62 percent for individuals.

    • Somebody says:

      I’m late to this thread but there will be more and more of this. Insurance companies are exempt from the anti-trust laws. Most health insurance companies were originally non-profit which is part of why the industry was given the anti-trust exemption.

      I still continue to believe taking away that anti-trust exemption should be the starting point for any reform. Be that reform Obamacare or the republican’s ideas of opening competition across state lines, blah, blah. Unless and until the anti-trust exemption is removed there will be no true open markets, no true competition.

      In all these years of all the talking heads going on and on about health care reform I’ve only heard the anti-trust exemption mentioned once. Somebody on a panel Hannity had last week actually mentioned taking away the anti-trust exemption. The entire panel, R’s and D’s were silent for several seconds, truly a pregnant pause; finally some D big mouth leaned over toward him and sarcastically said “No” and then proceeded to change the subject. Nobody on that panel wanted to touch the concept.

      Anytime anyone mentions healthcare reform to me, be it somebody pimping Obamacare or usually someone pushing the across state lines, let the free market fix this bullshit. I immediately ask if their idea includes taking away the anti-trust exemption. Usually I’m met with a deer in the headlights look and a quick change of the subject. As long as insurance companies enjoy that exemption there will never be a free marketplace.

      Just my two cents

      • Lulu says:

        I agree with you. It is part and parcel of the rigged game of Obamacare for his cronies that pushed and lobbied and wrote the damn legislation for their own benefit. It is falling apart so fast they can’t keep up.

      • wmcb says:

        Ahem. There is also the little matter than doctors are specifically covered by anti-trust laws, and they enforce them with a vengeance on docs. So it is uttely impossible for doctors as a group to play hardball against the indurance companies, because they are slapped with an anti-trust lawsuit if there is even a whiff of them “colluding” as a group to “fix prices”.

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