Here’s another installment for the “Unfit for the Internet” files. My daughter brought this to my attention yesterday. Apparently, it’s making the rounds in the Progressive/Liberal low information voters right now.
About a week ago a one of those fake news sites (fake as in complete satire al a The Onion) posted up this story, about how the Hose Republicans are drafting up a bill that would give the First Daughters a dress code. The so called “bill” is going to be titled the “The Respectable First Family Act”. Which from the deranged mind of a Progressive, seems perfectly legit.
Here’s a snippet of the article:
“I shouldn’t need to justify why this bill is necessary to anyone, not after seeing what they were dressed like,” says the bill’s author, Congressman Richard Head (R-UT). “Did you see the photos from the march? The First Daughters looked like pole dancers. You could clearly see their knees and even an inch or two of their thighs. And one of them was wearing go-go dancer boots…
Now, this article isn’t really what I want to bring to your attention. What I want you to do is search for “house republican dress code“. Now, by the time you read this, the search results may be different. However, there’s many sites of people posting comments containing their disgust for those Republicans, using names like “racist”, “morons” and other not so kind words. That is until someone kindly let’s them know that yes, it is satire. And then there’s a near audible sigh of relief and a well, their so stupid anyway comment.
And there’s a few sites which have posted this entirely as well with no indication that it’s a fake story. Who knows if the people on the sites even care so long as it paints their opponents in a bad light.
Yeah, you’ve been trolled. You’ve exposed yourself as the hateful, dismissive person you are. I want to see more Progressives and Liberals being exposed for who they really are.
Gary Oldman was recently interviewed by Playboy and had some responses that will catch the ear of a few people. Since its Playboy, I won’t be linking to their site but I am looking for an alternative link. However, Independent Journal Review has sections of the interview available for reading without scantily clad women leering in the background. Needless to say, some of his responses somewhat NSFW, or at least read at home away from kids.
Looks like he and I share similar feelings about “Political Correctness”:
“I just think political correctness is crap. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f***ing joke. Get over it. … I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it.”
And the intellectual dishonesty when it comes to calling out racism:
“It’s our culture now, absolutely. At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for 12 Years a Slave, you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn’t share, but it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist. There’s nothing like that in my history.”
Lot’s of people fee the same way as Gary when it comes the the hypocrisy of Liberal Media:
“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t—and I’ll go one better, a f***ing useless c**t—I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it.”
One thing that is pointed out that has people hemming and hawing is the fact that despite his amazing body of work, he has only a single Academy Awards nomination. Obviously with some of the things he’s said there will be a few roles he’ll not be invited to read for. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t support people like him.
And if you really need an answer the title of this post poses, yes, there is something to what he is saying.
So, sometimes when I’m out and looking at different sites I come across something that I have to comment on. If it’s something that is political or social then I usually just comment here. However, if it’s about the site that I was visiting, or the company that runs the site, I look for the Contact Us forms or email addresses. And usually, I have to type up some sort of description. If for some chance I’m not at work or rushed, I can get long winded (gee, really?). Which is odd for me, I’m usually pretty terse. Well, it happened tonight. I had a rather negative experience on my phone trying to view a video on a website. I mean, a really, really negative experience. So I had to comment. It’s rather late and I get a bit goofy when it’s late. This is what I ended up sending via the Contact Us form…
Hey, your mobile experience is horrible. I tried to watch a video embedded in one of your stories and it was just plain painful. Let me describe my pain.
I found an article on Facebook and clicked on it. It was slow loading. Which, sometimes happens since I was on my phone. I touched on the video screenshot. I Touched. Touched. Touched. Touched. Nothing. I knew this was the test of faith my religious leader talks about, so I touched once more and the video started. The audio played, but no video. I let it play for a while but still no video. I thought going to full screen would potentially cause the video to get back into sync. Again, my faith was tried. I touched the video to try and get the little progress bar where I knew the full screen button would be. I touched again, and again. If it responded at all, it just paused and resumed. I didn’t see the bar. I now don’t believe that those bars exist, my faith is broken. I thought that maybe my phone was having memory issues, so I cleared the memory and shut down all applications and started again.
This time, I new the process. Apparently something want’s me to either not see the video or learn patience because not 10 seconds into the video an ad starts to play Not a 10 second ad. Not a 20 second ad, not even a 30 or 45 second ad, a 60 second ad. “Just skip the ad!” you say to yourself. Well, I would have but on the mobile version there is no way to skip the ad like on the web version. It’s not a particularly good ad either. I mean, perhaps I’m spoiled with all of the decent Superbowl ads that have recently come out, but it still wasn’t a good ad. So, I muted the ad and waited (the top buttons showed up in the ad, but not the skip ad button on the bottom, or the other one on the opposite side of the skip ad button). Yes, I actually waited the 60 seconds (which is a very long time doing nothing). After the ad finished the clip started again but without any audio. Again, I touched the video to try to get the little bar up because I know that on that bar there is a volume slider. But wait, I don’t believe that those exist, cause it didn’t come up. So I couldn’t get the sound turned up. This was about 7-10 minutes just trying to get to see that stupid video. I gave up cause I had to go somewhere.
Later I tried again (yes, I apparently am a masochist when it comes to watching stupid videos on my phone). I’m getting the hang of this. I know the process: Launch Facebook, Find the status with the link, touch the status, watch the site sloooowly come up in the browser. Touch the video. Touch the video again. And again. And again. This time, the ad started MUCH faster, as in 3 seconds into the clip. Apparently I touched the ad because Google Play Store came up (it was for some odd Starwatcher app). After returning to the browser I went to the ad and it said 101 seconds. I thought that that couldn’t be right, it had to be in some odd state. I touched the pause button and it continued to count down. I mean seriously, who in the name of Hades produces a 110 second ad? And who hates their viewers enough to queue it on their website? I know you don’t actually have anything to do with picking the ads, but good grief how hard is it to say 30 second ads only? Or even say 30 second ads for Mobile users only? I’ve worked with ad folks and I know it’s possible. Make it so!
As I said before, I must be a masochist, cause YES I WAITED. I was invested. I knew that this little clip had something very important to tell me, I could feel it. Well, this time, I left well enough alone and finally just listened to the clip (yeah, the video was playing but it didn’t matter because I wasn’t going to even touch my phone to make any kind of adjustments.
Now, I’m sure you are saying that I could have just briefly told you what I experienced and that would have been fine. But I wanted to make sure you understood what is going on. There’s several issues here. Your player doesn’t work very well. At least for the video I was playing. Your ads are WAY too long. Yeah, I know you can skip ads, but I suspect that you actually get more money if the ad is played to completion. Well, maybe. Short ads are great (just had one that was like 10 seconds, Wunderbar!). And finally, kill that awful share bar under the title. Or at least don’t make it stick to the top. There’s such small real estate on the mobile screen that when it takes up 20% of the screen and covers the video it renders your site useless. Try viewing your site horizontally.
Sorry this is so long, but at least I didn’t start it with “I visited your site, and what I saw will shock you” or “I clicked a link to your site and you won’t believe what happened next” And if you do start doing that kind of crap, I will never return to your site.
BTW, here’s the specifics that I’m sure you are wanting to know…
Article for which I was so keen to see the associated clip: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/02/113391-actor-joseph-c-phillips-takes-cnn-anchor-school-racist-republicans/
The phone which makes my mobile experience: Samsung Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile FTW!)
The browser of choice on my phone (Dolphin Browser – no add-ons)
Yes I had good coverage, yes I’ve streamed videos from the location I was at.
We’ll see if they send a response, and what kind of response. If it’s a guy like me, it may get fun.
Recently Snoop Dog has come out and tweeted his top 10 reasons to not vote for Mitt Romney. The top reason to not vote for Romney: “He’a white n****.” The top reason to vote for Obama: “He’s a black n****.” Classic racist. But that will be explained away because Snoop is black and black people can’t be racist.
Of course, there’ll be a bunch of useful idiots who will just follow him and vote based on color. But that’s OK because Barack is Black.
This is just like my previous post about the “Vote Black” buttons at the Democrat National Convention. Racism seems to be OK if it’s for the benefits of the Democrats.