Thursday, July 29, 2010

Can You Spot the Offensive, Stereotypical Images on This Box of Cap'n Crunch?

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog
While gulping down a big bowl of Cap’n Crunch cereal (a lifelong favorite, and the “2-for-1” offer was too good to pass up) recently, I found a surprisingly inappropriate Olympics-inspired set of games for sugar-craving kids on the box. See if you don’t agree some of the imagery is questionable in 2010.

Look for a wide, exaggerated smile paired with slanted, narrow eyes and you’ll find someone who is allegedly from Japan. (I’m not fooled; I’d recognize the dog-eating grin of a Chinaman anywhere.)

And speaking of teeth, check out the Canadian in need of dental work and astigmatism correction surgery. (This is what socialized medicine gets you?!) Any Canuck would be proud to be depicted as a fur hat-wearing, gap-toothed, crazy-eyed hayseed on a Yankee cereal box, eh?

I’m surprised they didn’t put wavy “stink lines” around that Frenchman (and an “On Strike” sign in his hand). Sacré bleu!

And thank God they decided to stay away from representing any African countries. Can you imagine? Holy crap!

Perhaps I should stick to cereals more in line with modern sensibilities. Bowl of Cap’n Trade, anyone?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tropical Storm Bonnie Is Obama’s Tropical Storm Bonnie

By “Pintface” Pete/BogsBlog

When the history books are written, Tropical Storm Bonnie will be remembered as President Obama’s Tropical Storm Bonnie. Actually, if it’s remembered for anything, it’ll probably be for having stirred up and spread BP’s oil slick even wider than before.

But it'll still be Obama’s fault. Somehow.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bogs Exposed, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the TSA

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

I recently had my first experience with full-body scanners, the new airport security machines that enable TSA personnel to view any dangerous items you might be trying to sneak aboard an aircraft beneath your clothes – as well as mastectomy scars, false limbs, breast implants, nipple/clit/penis piercings, the size of your junk, etc.

The full-body scanner process is simple and painless, but takes slightly longer than a metal detector, because you have to stand inside the scanner, and the results are not instant (unlike the metal detector’s beep). After being scanned, you have to wait a moment before putting your shoes back on and collecting your personal effects off the floor because they were inevitably scattered by a high-velocity collision with other trays at end of the conveyor belt.

There’s a pat-down option for those who object to going through the scanners – arguably a more intrusive security method, performed by a person of the same gender as the traveler (clearly a policy lobbied for by the radical homosexual agenda) – but I didn’t notice anyone get out of the scanner line.

I don’t have an issue with the scanners; in fact, I think it might be a hoot to be scanned while sporting a serious erection (which poses little security risk to any aircraft, apart from a dirigible). Besides, these scanners allow for greater equality – by making everyone look bald. Welcome to my world, bitches!

Above: A couple of freaky bald-headed terrorists

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Consternative Contradictions Part 2: Selective Anger at Judicial Activism (aka The Constitution Doesn’t Say a Fucking Thing About Obscenity)

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

A federal appeals court has struck down an FCC rule that imposes large fines on media outlets that broadcast profanity. Calling the rule “vague,” the court said such material “should be completely protected under the First Amendment.” Shit yeah!

This is an issue that puts staunch Constitutional consternatives at odds with themselves. They often claim “activist judges” keep law-abiding Americans from having firearms (to which, they believe, the Second Amendment gives them unfettered access) and otherwise “legislate from the bench.”

Yet, they overwhelmingly support court-based prohibitions on speech they find offensive. This, even though the First Amendment does not specifically prohibit “obscenity” and is written so broadly as to allow myriad things people may find objectionable:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

How could a court that laid out standards for what constitutes unprotected speech ("obscenity") – which ultimately led to the FCC rule which has now been quashed – be considered anything but activist? Or for that matter, a court which ruled corporations have the same rights as individuals under the First Amendment? Consternatives, where’s your outrage?

Consternatives certainly are not alone in their opposition to broadcast profanity; many people, including most parents, probably support such restrictions. Nor are they alone in believing broad gun rights are supported by the Constitution. But this “activist court” nonsense is all them.

Activist judges are a consternative construct – a label, like “liberal,” that these hypocrites can pull out when convenient and use to their political advantage among the weak-minded. Fucking assholes!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BP Plays Games With Our Environment, Vets Take Down the Piñata

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

Slippery Fun for All Ages
Proof BP knew the risks of offshore drilling has surfaced in the form of a '70s board game called Offshore Oil Strike. The BP-branded game claims to offer the “thrills of drilling,” including such delights as oil spills. (When I hear “thrills of drilling,” I’d rather think of a petroleum-based product from KY than one from BP.) No word yet on whether the game constitutes “admissible evidence” in any current and future lawsuits against BP.

AZ Vets Declare Independence From Corn Chips
An American Legion Post in Arizona has banned observation of Cinco de Mayo. Apparently these vets were insulted that Americans can enjoy 2-for-1 margaritas and free refills on tortilla chips at the local Mexican joint once a year. More likely, they are jumping on the "hate for all things South of the Border" bandwagon that's been rolling since Senate Bill 1070 was passed in the state in April.