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Michelle Obama’s Nihilistic Appearance at The Oscars

Nihilistic in what sense, you ask?

I saw Michelle Obama’s appearance at The Oscars yesterday (reportedly courtesy of Harvey Weinstein) as yet another example of nihilism with respect to the office of the President itself, which I’ve discussed before on my podcast. (E.g., in this episode from last year.) But it can also be seen as an example of nihilism in the sense of acting to destroy whatever vestiges of value remain in Hollywood establishment. Once we see Hollywood establishment as merely an appendage of Washington, D.C., eager to earn our Dear President’s approval, we lose all respect for it.

And do you know why they had to make Obama’s presentation of the Best Picture Oscar a surprise? Because they knew if we had time to think about it — especially the implications of it — we would tune out on principle.

For some fun visuals created in reaction to Obama’s appearance, check out this post on Bosch Fawstin’s blog.

UPDATE: Courtesy of Drudge, another story illustrative of nihilism with respect to the office of the President: Obama offers quarterly meetings to donors who give him $500k or more.

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Seclusion, Sequestration, Statuettes and Superheroes, today at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET)

Topics for today’s “Don’t Let It Go…Unheard”:

First, Southwestern Law’s first annual online privacy symposium. Hear what I asked Facebook’s chief officer of privacy policy and an FTC commissioner.

Then: There’s increasing antagonism towards the GOP establishment, and people want an alternative. How can we help ensure that someone with the right ideas is part of the alternative? I’ll ask Yaron Brook, head of The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights and co-author of FREE MARKET REVOLUTION. We’ll also discuss the impending sequestration cuts.

The decision to replace models with film students as statuette presenters at the Oscars.

Bosch Fawstin on a recent Iwo Jima “homage” comic book cover featuring a muslim “superhero” front & center

And then at least one item of good news!

Listen live and call in — or join the live chat! “See” you there!

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Reaction to Obama’s State of the Union Address & More, Today at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET)

Sorry, I couldn’t resist! I broke down and read the State of the Union Address and will be shredding it today. But don’t despair! We’ll be washing all that nastiness down with not one, not two, but three items of good news!

Listen live and call in — or join the live chat! “See” you there!

Today’s live show and, afterwards, the archived podcast, can be accessed here.

To access the show page at BlogTalk Radio, which will allow you to check out a past episode, or to subscribe to the recorded archives via iTunes and other services, use this link.

To access the iTunes store page for “Don’t Let It Go…Unheard,” where you can find past episodes, subscribe, and leave ratings and reviews (pretty please!), use this link.

Finally, if you would like to support the podcast, please donate using your Pay Pal account or Credit Card here.

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