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Late Night: La Vida Loca Full Moon Crazies Grab Bag!


It’s a full moon! Let’s go crazy!

I don’t know where to start–celebrating idiocy or celebrating Ricky Martin. Oh heck, let’s go Ricky! I saw El Vez, the Mexican Elvis do a great slow creepy version of Living’ La Vida Loca, and it was then I realized how utterly dark the lyrics are for this huge hit.

Anyway, thank you Ricky Martin for coming out and giving hope and inspiration to lots of your fans and their families. Hopefully your honesty will help other LGBT kids, especially in Hispanic families. And hopefully there will be a time when sexuality will be accepted simply with love, grace and ease.

Now on to the crazies: White supremacist Glenn Miller is running for U.S. Senator as a write-in candidate from Missouri and bought ad time on KMBZ-AM in Kansas City and on other stations in other Missouri media markets. Under Federal Communications Commission rules and federal law, a “legally qualified candidate” must be given reasonable, uncensored access to broadcast airtime if he or she can pay the cost, and since Miller qualified and has the cash, the ads are running, but with a disclaimer. KMBZ program director Neil Larrimore told the Kansas City Star:

The company is required by federal law to run these spots and to do so without any edits. Our hands are tied.

If you have the stomach, you can click the links to hear the ads. They are repugnant. Ugh.

And then today Glenn Beck’s even less witty stand-in Doc Tompson tried to be like all satirical and funny by saying the tanning bed tax included in the health care reform bill is racist because “dark skinned people” don’t use tanning beds.

Yup, full moon.

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Late Night: La Vida Loca Full Moon Crazies Grab Bag!


It’s a full moon! Let’s go crazy!

I don’t know where to start–celebrating idiocy or celebrating Ricky Martin.  Oh heck, let’s go Ricky! I saw El Vez, the Mexican Elvis do a great slow creepy version of Living’ La Vida Loca, and it was then I realized how utterly dark the lyrics are for this huge hit.

Anyway, thank you Ricky Martin for coming out and giving hope and inspiration to lots of your fans and their families. Hopefully your honesty will help other LGBT kids, especially in Hispanic families. And hopefully there will be a time when sexuality will be accepted simply with love, grace and ease.

Now on to the crazies: White supremacist Glenn Miller is running for U.S. Senator as a write-in candidate from Missouri and bought ad time on KMBZ-AM in Kansas City and on other stations in other Missouri media markets.  Under Federal Communications Commission rules and federal law, a “legally qualified candidate” must be given reasonable, uncensored access to broadcast airtime if he or she can pay the cost, and since Miller qualified and has the cash, the ads are running, but with a disclaimer. KMBZ program director Neil Larrimore told the Kansas City Star:

The company is required by federal law to run these spots and to do so without any edits. Our hands are tied.

If you have the stomach, you can click the links to hear the ads. They are repugnant. Ugh.

And then today Glenn Beck’s even less witty stand-in Doc Tompson tried to be like all satirical and funny by saying the tanning bed tax included in the health care reform bill is racist because “dark skinned people” don’t use tanning beds.

Yup, full moon.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.