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Monday, April 08, 2019

In 2018, various journalists wanted to talk to me about a couple of tweets I'd posted in favor of Kanye West. They couldn't seem to believe that I supported his "crazy" feed, especially when he said he liked Trump, and couldn't fathom why I tweeted "Hail Kanye!" in response to his weird blend of transparent prophet and calculated p.r. prankster.

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He would top the "SNL" performance off with a free-associative rant where he would praise the president, diss a one-sided liberal media, accuse cast members of trying to bully him into not wearing the MAGA hat and essentially accuse leftists of being the real racists. And at the White House he talked to Trump about, among other things, prison reform, abolishing the 13th Amendment and even a hydrogen-powered iPlane whose plans he was happy to share with his host, whom he would call the father he never had, and that he loved him very much and then ask if he could hug him. For this, Kanye was lambasted across the media landscape as a "token Negro" and "an attention whore" who should be "hospitalized" and that "what happened" to Kanye was "what happens when a Negro doesn't read books" -- this actually coming from anchors on CNN and MSNBC.

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hydrogen-powered iPlane

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#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-08 12:42 PM | Reply

Kanye? Hydrogen fueled aircraft? Hurh? One of these things is not like the other....

As an engineer, one of the things i like to do to amuse myself is to imagine idiots such as kanye and cheetolini doing anything that requires an actual skill.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-04-08 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 Fat Nixon is a stable genius. He constantly says how smart he is, but won't let you see his grades.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-08 02:41 PM | Reply

Kanye likes fish sticks.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-04-08 03:17 PM | Reply

As someone deeply involved with the Industry, I thought this was particularly germane:

Ever since the election, Hollywood had revealed itself in countless ways as one of the most hypocritical capitalist enclaves in the world, with a preening surface attitude advocating progressivism, equality, inclusivity and diversity -- except not when it came down to inclusivity and diversity of political thought and opinion and language. They proudly promoted peace just as they were fine with Trump getting shot by Snoop Dogg in a video or decapitated by Kathy Griffin or beaten up by Robert De Niro or, more simply, as an apparently drunken Johnny Depp suggested, assassinated.

Fellow comrades had started to adhere to their new rule book: about humor, about freedom of expression, about what's funny or offensive. Artists -- or, in the local parlance, creatives -- should no longer push any envelope, go to the dark side, explore taboos, make inappropriate jokes or offer contrarian opinions. This new policy required you to live in a world where one never got offended, where everyone was always nice and kind, where things were always spotless and sexless, preferably even genderless -- and this is when I really started worrying, with enterprises professing control over not only what you say but your thoughts and impulses, even your dreams.

Well said, Bret.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-08 11:40 PM | Reply

Kanye likes fish sticks.
#4 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

No its turtles, he likes turtles

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-09 12:07 AM | Reply

Isn't it about time for Kayne West and the Kardashians to reach their 15 minutes of fame expiration date?

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-09 12:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Kanye? Hydrogen fueled aircraft? Hurh? One of these things is not like the other....
As an engineer, one of the things i like to do to amuse myself is to imagine idiots such as kanye and cheetolini doing anything that requires an actual skill.
#2 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2019-04-08 01:24 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Like speaking fluent Russian? Kanye doesn't speak English too goodly yet, meng.

#8 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-04-09 01:07 AM | Reply

Kanye was pitching iPlane 1 to Trump...

It's an art project, not an actual aircraft design...

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-09 08:20 AM | Reply

It just occurred to me that i do not know one single song Kanye has.

#10 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-04-09 12:17 PM | Reply

Kanye was a media darling when he said Bush didn't care about blacks. Now look what happens..

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-09 12:27 PM | Reply

Kanye was a media darling when his music was topping the charts.

He needs to stop being a reality television wh*re Kardashian and get back to making good music.

What do republicans love to say about celebrities? No one cares about their politics?

Then Kanye says something Boaz's agrees with, and suddenly "liberals are wrong about Kanye!"

I'd ask you to remain consistent with your bullshht, Boaz.

But, we all know you're incapable.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-09 12:39 PM | Reply

It just occurred to me that i do not know one single song Kanye has.

#10 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2019-04-09 12:17 PM | REPLY

Jesus Walks, Gold Digger, Stronger, Can't Tell Me Nothing, Good Life.. you've heard them in movies at the very least.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-09 04:44 PM | Reply

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