Once again, I’m the last one to the party.

No matter though, because I’ve become convinced that people visit this site for the exclusive nude Michael Moore pictures rather than the pithy commentary (that is, of course, when it is pithy… most of the time my concentration of pith hovers well below the Blogosphere’s median levels).

Anyway, I’d link to some examples of excellent takedowns of the delightfully ignorant Ms. Crow, except I’d just be leaving out so many more, so rather than highlight a few and neglect the many, suffice to say you can’t swing a dead cat by the tail ’round Bloggerville today without hitting an adept case being made for Ms. Crow to be put in the corner with a dunce cap and instructed to think about what she’s done.

And, it turns out that, by voter decree, she’s already got the cap! Whaddaya know, folks? Chalk one up for democracy.

It looks a tad heavy, though, and seems to have a rather flat base, which means it will be a perfect fit for that thick-skulled blockhead.

So, like I was saying, I would launch into some tirade about how Crow has once again lowered the bar for political commentary by celebrities (currently the bar is so lowered that scientists have calculated it’s punctured the Earth’s mantle), but really, what’s the point?

After all, considering that she pontificated thusly. ..


I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.


…one is sort of left to wonder exactly why anyone would even stoop to responding to that brand of 4th grade logic.

Because it’s fun. Duh.

Oh, right. I always forget about that part . Remember what I said about my pith levels?

So yes, the above statement displays a startling disconnect from reality. At least, it would be startling were it attributed to anyone besides a celebrity, 8 year old, or college professor. However, nearly as mind boggling is the assertion that:


…there’s a really vital, sweeping peace movement out there that’s not getting covered in the press, so I just kind of try to do my part.


“Vital?” Sure.

After all, the ability to walk and shout and carry things like placards are certainly valid signs of life. No one is accusing these people of being in a coma. It’s more of a plastic bubble, really. One where all their wonderfully idealistic notions about peace and happiness being brought to the Middle East if only the US would be more understanding to everyone and cease making selfish demands such as “Stop trying to kill us” are insulated from the inconveniences of reality.

But “sweeping”? I’m not so sure .

I’m naturally suspicious of the notion that any of these peace activists would be very janitorially inclined, since (even though their ranks tend to overlap with the environmental cohorts) their marches for peace usually end up leaving all kinds of offal in their self-righteous wake.

Anyway, Ms. Crow is no doubt waiting by the phone right now to receive confirmation of her Profiles in Courage award for “doing [her] part,” which seemed, as far as I can tell, to consist of her having a sequined v-neck shirt made with the lettering “War Is Not the Answer.”

I also hear she’s a Nobel Peace Prize contender.

Of course, I don’t know the full content of Ms. Crow’s keynote dissertation on geopolitical strife that she gave while backstage at the American Music Awards. I can only comment on what the news reports.

But presumably, it was Ms. Crow’s shirt that prompted the questions about her opinions on war, seeing as how she was prominently wearing her beliefs on her sleeve, or chest, to be more exact. A sensible choice, that, considering it’s the place most likely to draw the eyes of reporters and fans alike. Perhaps her opinions on global strategy (at least as far those two globes are concerned) aren’t so shoddy after all.

But whatever initiated the questions, one is left to wonder, in this as well as most other episodes of celebrity bloviation, why the star in question is never asked any kind of follow-up inquiry to their simple-minded statements .

Oh, I’m not talking about anything as harsh (yet nevertheless richly deserved) as “Yes, and Ms. Crow, is your mind-numbing stupidity natural, or the result of years of practice?” I’d be happy merely with some polite but honest questions regarding just how we should go about implementing Ms. Crow’s admonition to “not have enemies,” seeing as how they seem to spring up so numerously and with such enthusiasm. Remember, it was she that was so keen on doing her part that she decided to deliberately provoke questions about her political beliefs. She should be forced to at least be held to adequately explaining them.

So that when, after she gives that blank stare for several seconds that seems to suggest “Abort, Retry, Fail?” and starts to ramble incoherently about having “understanding” for the rest of the world or treating other nations with “respect,” well, then it will be acceptable for the questioner to remark, “You silly bitch,” and plop that crystal dunce cap on her pretty, empty little head.

last update : 26-5-2018

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