Seth MacFarlane’s Limbaugh Episode: Rush Gets It.

If Seth MacFarlane keeps getting hate mail from liberals, perhaps he too will have a conservative conversion. Remember, Seth: The guys who claim to be “tolerant” and “open minded” only seem that way until you disagree with them.

Anyone who reads this blog knows how I feel about Seth MacFarlane.  I think he’s a witty liberal guy who sometimes bites off more than he can chew because progressive media sets him up for failure.  They massage the egos of their ideological allies with a blatant disregard for the consequences that sane people see coming a mile away.  It’s one thing to criticize immigration policy when the interviewer isn’t going to ask you about your drug-smugglerless mansion. It’s another thing to spout off when Andrew Breitbart is sitting across the table from you.

Those who are not so blinded by ideology that they can still refuse to defend the losers and nincompoops on their own side of the aisle tend to improve their ability to predict the opposition’s moves. Seth seems to be slowly learning that lesson:

RUSH: I’d seen the whole script. I’d seen my part and everybody else’s part. I had not seen any of the animation other than, you know, what they released last week, and Seth sent me this note. He was getting hate mail like he has never received before from people who thought he had screwed up by making me look human. He had made a drastic error by making conservatism look funny and nice and reasonable, and they are accusing him of being a sellout. And what he said to me in the e-mail is, “Rush, I have to tell you. My people, my side of the aisle are supposedly all these tolerant, open-minded, willing to accept all points of view. You’re more progressive than they are. These people have absolutely no sense of humor about anything on this show last night.” He was getting more beat up than I am.

Welcome to the club, Seth! I learned the same thing too when I went to college years ago. You didn’t think I was always a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, did you?

The great thing about Rush is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He knows that by going on Family Guy and showing he has a sense of humor, countless young people will now tune into his show out of sheer curiosity. Like me years ago, they’ll realize that he isn’t the monster media makes him out to be. Like me they’ll hear him out and come to the conclusion that a lot of what he says makes sense. They’ll listen to his calls to read economists like Thomas Sowell, or books like The Road to Serfdom…and some of those kids will become the next generation of conservative leaders.

My current job affords me the opportunity to run across a wide range of conservatives, and some of them would rather throw in the towel than enter the pop culture arena. They think it’s a fight that’s beneath them or one not worth taking part in to begin with. They’re wrong. Rush is right. And that’s why he’s a continuing success story. The seeds of conservatism can be planted in the minds of young people in a variety of ways, and I implore some of my social conservative friends to follow Rush’s example.

See you on the other side, Seth.

Breitbart No Spider Rico. Seth Macfarlane to be TKO’d at Bill Maher Fight Night.

Bill Maher will try to come to Seth's aid by performing the Rhetorical Heimlich Maneuver, but Breitbart will likely be shoving razor-sharp retorts down both of their throats.

I rarely make predictions, but I will do so now. Intellectual light weight Seth Macfarlane (the guy who rails against immigration laws before going to his drug-smugglerless mansion), is going to be on Real Time with Bill Maher again.  However, this time he’s going to have Andrew Breitbart sitting across from him.  One of two things will happen:

  • Seth will clam up and look like the back of Stewie’s head in the face of a quick-witted conservative who’s well-versed in public policy issues AND pop culture references.
  • Seth’s time spent around sycophantic fools like Bill Maher, who feed his ego simply because he’s a liberal entertainer with a popular cartoon microphone, will bite off more than he can chew.  Breitbart will refuse to give him a rhetorical Heimlich Maneuver and instead finish the job by shoving razor sharp retorts down his throat.

Deep down Seth knows that all he has to do is dance around the ring and not look like a complete fool for an hour, and then he’ll be set up with chump opponents for the foreseeable future. The rule of thumb on most shows that gang up on conservatives is that every blue moon a shark like Breitbart is allowed into the pool in order to impress less astute observers. However, the liberal glitterati only stick their toes in the water! Afterward, they’re back to inviting conservatives with goldfish-sized brains, or the big fish who are harmless because they only eat plankton…

Here’s another analogy for you: Liberals like to fight conservative versions of Spider Rico, while trying to pass them off to viewers as Rocky in his prime. They do so on cable news shows all the time. However, whenever they go up against conservative contenders for the heavyweight title they’re the ones who feel like they’ve been on the receiving end of Balboa’s blows.

Our liberal friends and Socialist/Commie apologists never step into the ring with the best and brightest conservatives because almost every time they do they get floored. (Or, when they do, it’s often 3 on 1.)  With emerging technologies, more people know how they try to rig the match to their benefit. Game over, mainstream media.

When conservatism is given a fair shake, liberalism gets knocked around the ring.

Seth MacFarlane blasts Arizona, Retires to Drug-Smugglerless Mansion To Take a Stewie.

Intellectual light weight Seth Macfarlane is at it again. Or, I guess I should say,

I'd actually read the law, but then I'd find out that it basically mirrors federal laws that simply aren't enforced, or that I'm a Perfect Stranger to realities on the ground in Arizona. Now excuse me while I go back to my mansion, where drug smugglers never tread.

media outlets that want to convince you he actually has something intelligent to say are at it again:

“Walking down the street, a cop can come up to you and say ‘May I see your papers?’ — I think they should be required to ask that question in German if the law sticks around,” he added.

Arizona’s law, signed last week, allows police to stop people and ask for proof they are in the United States legally if there is any “reasonable suspicion” to the contrary. Opponents see it as a recipe for racism… Colombian singer Shakira met with the mayor of Phoenix on Thursday to help campaign against the law, which she called “unjust and inhuman.”

First of all, I’m wondering if Seth actually read the bill. After all, this is the same guy who spouts off on what Reagan would and would not have done if he was alive today, when we all know he’s probably never even read Reagan: In His Own Hand.

Years ago I remember reading headlines that screamed: “David Kay Report: No WMD In Iraq!” And then I actually read the text that was available (You can view partial text here because I’m too lazy to find the original source):

We have discovered dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002. The discovery of these deliberate concealment efforts have come about both through the admissions of Iraqi scientists and officials concerning information they deliberately withheld and through physical evidence of equipment and activities that ISG has discovered that should have been declared to the UN. Let me just give you a few examples of these concealment efforts, some of which I will elaborate on later:

· A clandestine network of laboratories and safehouses within the Iraqi Intelligence Service that contained equipment subject to UN monitoring and suitable for continuing CBW research.

· A prison laboratory complex, possibly used in human testing of BW agents, that Iraqi officials working to prepare for UN inspections were explicitly ordered not to declare to the UN.

· Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist’s home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons.

· New research on BW-applicable agents, Brucella and Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin were not declared to the UN.

· Documents and equipment, hidden in scientists’ homes, that would have been useful in resuming uranium enrichment by centrifuge and electromagnetic isotope separation (EMIS).

Notice anything interesting about this partial transcript of the report? It’s downright scary, and much more nuanced than “NO WMD!”

Likewise, I have a feeling that the actual law in Arizona, which from what I gather mirrors most federal laws already on the books, would be just as eye-opening.

Is it unreasonable to expect people to show proof that they’re in the country legally? I don’t think so. Has Seth MacFarlane ever been to the DMV? Has he ever voted? Has he ever opened a bank account? These are all instances where I’m pretty sure he was required to produce some sort of valid documentation that might be of interest to local, state, and federal authorities. Likewise, if Seth Facfarlane was pulled over for speeding, confronted for shooting law enforcement officers trying to stop him from smuggling drugs into the country, or pulled aside for something as juvenile as shoplifting—I wouldn’t have any trouble with law enforcement looking into his citizenship status on the spot. Apparently, Seth thinks I’m crazy:

Asked why he thought the Arizona law had been passed, MacFarlane said: “I don’t know, people are getting crazier…”

Where do you live, Seth? Do you have drug smugglers, kidnappings, and other forms of criminality spilling into your back yard? Probably not. Do Seth MacFarlane and Shakira have to live with the consequences of a deteriorating border-security situation, or are they Perfect Strangers to such realities because they have a nice, cozy mansion to go home to? I’ll let you be the judge.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch up on some reading on perpetual Seth MacFarlane target, Sarah Palin.

Family Guy Waxing Political, Comes off as Bill Maher’s Dumb Bumblebee.

Well known and established Reagan Scholar Seth MacFarlane believes The Gipper would try Cheney for war crimes. The good friend of Reagan advisor and Attorney General Ed Meese wowed scholars with his insights. Oh, I’m sorry, I misspoke. What I meant to say was: Seth MacFarlane, intellectual light weight, talked with good friend and Reagan-hating bile belcher Bill Maher. I apologize to all of those at The Heritage Foundation who actually know a thing or two about conservatism.

But Bill Maher isn’t interested in having conversations with conservative heavyweights like Meese or Lee Edwards because, these days, even his reliable ego-massaging audiences and actor friends think he’s troubled. Bill needs to be the smartest guy in the room, even if that means hearding a bunch of 9/11 conspiracy kooks into the studio.

But back to Seth. You know, the guy who probably never read Reagan: In His Own Hand, or Dinesh D’Souza’s Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader, or any book on Reagan for that matter. Seth is too busy doing serious research on old reruns of Mr. Belvedere.

Here Seth, I’ll make it easy for you: Watch John Yoo dismantle liberal “intellectual” Jon Stewart here. I know it’s a bummer that questions about protecting America can’t always be boiled down to a Stewie sound bite for you to benefit from financially, but the sooner you realize that the sooner you’ll stop making a fool out of yourself on Maher’s little liberal HBO coffee klatsch ( I was going to say “circle jerk,” but Anderson Cooper has the market cornered on lewd words and phrases meant to denigrate those you disagree with while making old people scratch their heads in confusion).

Seth Macfarlane, Intellectual Light Weight.

It’s no surprise that Seth Macfarlane is liberal. So it should
shock no one he went for a Palin family Down Syndrome “joke” in a recent episode.

It’s self-evident that Macfarlane is of the same mean-spirited mold of Bill Maher, as explained in my previous post. At this point in time I think it’s better to concentrate on what, to me, is more interesting about his motivations for comical cheap shots: it’s all he has. He’s an intellectual light weight.
Anyone who has watched Team America: World Police knows this. Or South Park, for that matter. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have had their share of run ins with the Political Correctness Police, but they’ve always used their comedy as a vehicle to deliver a broader message about American culture.

Deep down Seth Macfarlane knows South Park dropped an atomic bomb on his charade with Cartoon Wars. Throwing out random Full House references for the sake of referencing Bob Saget is only funny for so long. How do you relate to your audience when that gets old if you’re incapable of astute observations on the culture as a whole? Partisan attacks on individuals or political parties!

Congratulations, Seth, you’re able to string along the lowest common denominator from Keith Olbermann’s audience by referencing Gary Coleman and the Republican Party in the same sentence. You’re a genius.

As weightlifter Ronnie Coleman would say: “Light weight!”