Wednesday, September 23, 2020

9.23.20 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump

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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 74
Occupation: orange
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: more idiocracy


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Effective last night, we didn't have just one reason to vote out Drumpf this fall.

Now, we have over 200,000. 

Sad, but true. It's a number we were hoping we would have never achieved in terms of those we've lost to the coronavirus. But, it's a painful reality. We all know by now that Drumpf lied to our nation that he had everything under control. In reality, he downplayed it instead. 

Tonight, the death toll from COVID-19 is now 206,558. For roughly every five coronavirus deaths from around the world, one is from here in America. And even with this tragic milestone, our buttmunch of a president struts like the peacock he thinks he is and cries that virtually no kid has died from COVID-19. Yet, too many schools in America have had to close because of students and faculty getting the disease.

If Drumpf should be proud of anything tonight, it's that as of this writing, there's been no rioting or looting in Louisville after the Breonna Taylor murder verdict. He's lucky that city is not up in flames. And guess what? That town's mayor is a Democrat! So much for "liberal cities" burning down. I even caught a speech earlier today where he proclaimed that we all need to work on narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor. Something Drumpf would never say ever. Too bad their attorney general - a black Rethug - was blasting Oprah for putting up billboards honoring Taylor. He bitched that "they never lived in Kentucky". Gotta love Uncle Toms.

Anywho, it's a known fact that the pandemic is far from over. Even China - where the virus began at that wet market - still got ten new cases of it yesterday, but no deaths. Right now, it only has 168 cases out of 1.4 billion people. Sadly, Drumpf decided that dealing with COVID-19 is a state issue and not a national one. As a result, I cringe when I see cars from red states here in Michigan and the morons who drive them probably could care less about COVID-19. Here in this state alone, we got 902 new cases yesterday and over 34,000 who are currently fighting the disease. Now, over 7,000 people - about the population of Marshall by Battle Creek - have died from COVID here in Michigan alone. The amount of cases of COVID, however, are just over 131,000. It's only slightly more than our fourth-largest city, Sterling Heights. 

All things considered, Gretchen Whitmer is doing a helluva lot better job than many other governors fighting the virus. Hell, Missouri's Repuke governor, Mike Parson joins Ohio's governor - Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" - to have the disease. And Parson is AGAINST wearing masks.

Folks, WEAR A FUCKING MASK IN PUBLIC. PERIOD. Just because the "president" is lax on the issue doesn't mean shit. Wear a mask or you'll get sick, end of story. 

All I can say now is that November can't get here soon enough. I hope America will get this prick out of office and put intelligence back into the White House. I don't care if Biden has dementia; at least Kamala Harris has a brain and can lead this nation back to where it was before Drumpf came in to destroy it, piece by piece. 

But until then, MASK IT OR CASKET.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

9.22.20 Bee-otch of the Day: Ellen DeGeneres

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Name: Ellen DeGeneres
Age: 62
Occupation: humorless cunt
Last Seen: Los Angeles
Bee-otched For: crocodile tears


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Yesterday at dinner, my mother told me a sad story about a co-worker of hers.

At work, this young woman was in a room when she had a severe panic attack. Mom took her into another room, where she helped her settle down. She was hyperventilating and my mom retrained her to breathe normally. When she finally settled down, she told my mom about her suicide attempt last year. She even told my mom that her mother told her that she wished she was dead. Tragically, the hurt that she felt from wanting to end her life is fresh in her head. 

My mother gave this poor woman some sage advice: you can't change the past. All you can do is work on your future. 

It's tragic to think about the people in our lives who have all entertained us through the years who are no longer with us because of suicide. I think about people like Kurt Cobain, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. All these people had money, families and fame. Yet, there was still something missing from their lives. I know in the case of Kurt Cobain, he didn't have a happy childhood. Chester Bennington admitted that he was constantly being sexually molested as a young boy by somebody he thought was a friend as a kid. And yet, being famous couldn't heal the wounds of the past. 

I understand. My childhood wasn't happy, either. I lived in northern Michigan while my cousins had happier lives downstate. Because of this, I started blogging. I felt that people up north were simply looking at my generation like thugs. Since then, I've used this blog to attack those who need to be attacked.

Sadly, one of my pet peeves are toxic workplaces. Trust me, I've worked for an ultra-conservative Jebus freak who was worth millions while I was barely making it for ten years. Before that, I worked for a drunk Arab who sold my workplace to a bunch of hilljacks who gave a lot of my hours away to a heroin addict. Before that, I was a minor who worked alongside a retarded child molester who performed oral sex on a six-year-old boy. Not only that, my boss's son was in his mid-20s and dating a 14-year-old girl at my school. By the time I was at my company for ten years, I too, was having panic attacks. I'm now on Citalopram as a result.

As a kid growing up, I wanted to be a radio personality. Thank God I never became one, especially with the toxic work environments I've heard and read about over the years. One person that comes to mind never paid his employees, threw computer monitors at people and at the end, ended up with five silent radio stations since word got out and all of his advertisers were alienated. When it was announced earlier this week that his stations all got their licenses renewed, it showed the world how purely fucked-up the FCC has become over the past 40 years. 

When I read Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee's post about the fact that she tried to attempt suicide while working at WEYI NBC 25 in Saginaw, I shook my head. Most TV experts in Michigan know that WEYI was a bit of a shoestring operation, especially when it was owned by Barrington Broadcasting (it's sadly a Sinclair station now). But thankfully, she's long moved on to GMA, happily married and has two kids. 

Now, as a long-time fan of Howard Stern's, it does piss me off when he steps up to defend Ellen DeGeneres. Years ago, he played a clip from her show where she's in tears because she had to give up a rescue dog. Often, he used the clip as a bumper on his show. Now, he's buds with her because he feels bad about her being shamed for being a lesbian. Sadly, he even appeared on her show when she was getting backlash for the fact that she attended a football game in Dubya's skybox. 

Over the summer, Ellen was getting even more backlash when it was revealed that she created a toxic work environment for her show. There were stories about producers screaming at her fans not to look at her. One instance was when a woman played a game on the show and was briefed by the producer "not to be smarter than Ellen" and ended up getting doused with cold water. She ended up waiting 45 minutes for a clean change of clothes while she was soaking wet and cold. 

Former employees claimed that the show was a breeding ground for racism, sexual misconduct and intimidation. The show's parent, WarnerMedia (owned by AT&T) launched an investigation and fired several of the show's producers. 

On her show's season premiere Monday, DeGeneres apologized to both her fans and employees, though many - including several of her former employees - didn't buy it. Critics even panned her apology because they felt it wasn't sincere enough. One employee told Buzzfeed “There’s nothing wrong with being the 'be kind' lady if you’re actually true to your word.”

When Howard Stern tells his fans that he defends Ellen because she was alienated for coming out, I shake my head. Whites shouldn't get treated differently from blacks and vice versa. Same with the LGBTQ+ community. Trust me. It's like a show with drag queens: it's not my thing. Should I be shamed for not embracing the gay community because of this? NO! Same with country music: I hate it to death, and when I was in high school, I had a passenger in my car who forced Garth Brooks upon me. Shortly thereafter, he was banned from riding in my car. Plus, as I've mentioned in the past, this asshole exposed himself to me and tried to force me into having sex with him. 

Look, we shouldn't love Ellen because she's a lesbian. We should hate her for being a self-centered cunt. Same with Bill Cosby: yes, he's black, but he also raped and drugged women. OOOOOOHHH! Ellen just gave a poor family a $10,000 gift card from Walmart! So? Jimmy Savile raised millions for children's charities in England and he raped nearly 600 people, many of them children. 

When bad outweighs good, it's up to the viewer to decide whether or not we should accept people like Ellen into our homes. Honestly, I could care less, since I've never been a fan of hers. Only time will tell if this scandal will kill her career or not. She's to the LGBTQ+ community as Stepin Fetchit was to African Americans. 

For somebody who tells us to "be kind", it's up to us whether or not if we should do the same to her.



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Monday, September 21, 2020

9.21.20 Hero of the Day: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!

Name: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Age: was 87
Occupation: Supreme Court justice
Last Seen: in the Great Beyond
Awarded For: being the greatest rockstar in Supreme Court history


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There's a commercial that runs here in Grand Rapids for Papa Murphy's, a take-n-bake pizza shop. In the ad, it says, "Fridays are for PJs, not DJs."

Since I'm pushing 40, that's how I feel. I wake up during the week. This past Friday, I was up at 4:30 a.m., I get to work at 6, out of work at 2 p.m., go to Costco, grab some Jet's for dinner and by 6 p.m., I'm plopped down on the couch. Normally, I watch the news, but golf was on instead. So, I was off to Dream Land. 

However, at just before 8 p.m. Friday night, I was rudely awakened by the loud horns at the beginning of John Williams' iconic fourth movement of "The Mission", aka the theme to NBC News Special Reports and Meet the Press. For obvious reasons, my heart was racing for being startled. What was to come next could have given me a heart attack.

Lester Holt announced to the world that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the biggest rockstar on the Supreme Court had just passed away from pancreatic cancer at 87.

The oldest and most-liberal Supreme Court justice, The Notorious RBG was well-loved for being quite possibly the most-down-to-Earth of all the justices on the high court. Born in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrants, Joan Ruth Bader was highly intelligent and earned her law degree at Columbia in 1959. However, she had problems finding a job since the world of law was a man's world in the 1950s and 60s. She served as a law professor at Rutgers, getting paid less than her fellow male teachers. She held the same position at Columbia, her ala mater, where she wrote a case textbook on sex discrimination. In 1972, she co-founded the Women's Rights Project at ACLU, which helped allow her to participate in several discrimination cases in front of the Supreme Court. 

In 1980, President Carter nominated her to sit on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Thirteen years later, President Clinton nominated Ginsburg as an associate justice to the Supreme Court. She was only the second woman in US history to have a seat in the Supreme Court, next to Sandra Day O'Connor. In her years on the bench, RBG voted on vital cases, such as gender discrimination suits, abortion rights, gay rights, immigrant rights and so on. She didn't fight for just women and liberals, she fought for everyone. 

However, RBG had several bouts with cancer and died of pancreatic cancer on Friday. Many had hoped that she could at least survive until January 20, 2021. At least when he was given the news on Friday, Drumpf was in shock. RBG's passing was one of the few times in his presidency that he did show good sportsmanship, especially toward a leftie. 

But now, the $1 billion question is, is that will Drumpf honor RBG's wishes to not have him replace her on the bench, or will he go ahead and choose her replacement? Sadly, chances are that the answer is yes. This is what the Republicans want: to put more of their assholes in charge for decades to come so every time a Democrat passes a law that favors the wants and needs of the American people, they get fucked. Look at Merrick Garland. When Antonin Scalia died in 2016, it was President Obama's prerogative to get Garland into the Supreme Court. Instead, the Rethugs dragged their feet and made Drumpf choose the next candidate, which was Neil Gorsuch. Sadly, Drumpf has already given us two Repuke justices and we sure as hell don't need a third from him. He's already mentioned that he wants to nominate a woman candidate to replace Ginsburg, but it will likely be a Karen.

Thankfully, Nancy Pelosi and Congress have vowed to block Drumpf's nomination, which he promises to reveal by this weekend. I hope the Democrats will plant many roadblocks since this country cannot afford more Repukes in the high Court. 

Folks, this is why we need to vote Democrat this November. If Drumpf is given a second term, he will turn America into Nazi Germany. He will take the Constitution and turn it into toilet paper. Folks, my grandparents would have HATED Drumpf. My Grandmother taught special ed, my Grandfather was a mailman and my other Grandfather fought in World War Two. With the way he has treated educators, the Postal Service and the Military alike, I hope all that will get him out of office. 

I know, I've blasted Biden for being too centralist. But, at least he's not a fucking Hitler wannabe like Drumpf. Yes, he's old. If he dies, Kamala Harris will be veep, and she's a trillion times better than our current veep. You know, the asshole who pretty much segregated his home state of Indiana among the LGBTQ+ community? With COVID-19 out of control and brutality among non-whites also out of control, it's time for change. 

And it's change that would truly honor RBG's memory.



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Thursday, September 17, 2020

9.17.20 Bee-otches of the Day: people criticizing "WAP"

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Name: various
Age: various
Occupation: various
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: not embracing "WAP"


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It's the song of the Summer. 

This week, rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, aka Cardi B scored her third #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "WAP". Her previous #1s were "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It". 

Not too shabby for a tune that terrestrial radio is avoiding like the plague. 

By now, we all know that "WAP" stands for "Wet Ass Pussy" (the radio edit utilizes the more-FCC-friendly "wet and gushy"). While many are commanding Cardi - who just filed for divorce from Migos member Offset - for being frank with her sexuality, others are attacking her for being raunchy.

I'll admit that the first time I've heard about the song was from good 'ol Fox "News" Channel assclown Fucker Carlson. He used it to criticize Joe Biden for interviewing her for the Democratic National Convention. And just this past week, a rock music "legend" decided to attack Ms. B, claiming that "WAP" should have been DOA. 

Michael Sweet, singer and guitarist for the 1980s Christian metal band Stryper took to Facebook, bitching, "call me old fashioned but when I think of my grandkids listening to this and singing along to this piece of 💩 I get a little heated. Why do we work so hard for equal rights and respect (especially for woman as we should!) yet we make a pile like this #1 and step backwards instead of forward?"

He continued, "Am I being harsh?? Am I the only one who feels this way???"

Of course, B has sold way more albums than Sweet. Stryper was a 1980s one-hit wonder with "Honestly", which peaked at #23. Sweet was also the first lead singer of Boston after original front man Brad Delp took his life in 2007. Maybe people would rather support somebody talking about her wet ass pussy over a guy who sells out God to make a few bucks.

Look, Cardi B is NOT the first woman to sing about her sexual freedom. Hell, if it makes Sweet happy, Cardi B is also a devout Catholic. I know that in the age of the #MeToo movement, we should still not have to tell women what's acceptable and what isn't. If a woman wants to sing the praises of her wet ass pussy, let her. If she wants to sing G-rated Radio Disney fare, let her and so on. 

Finally, the fact that top 40 radio is skiddish on wanting to play "WAP" doesn't surprise me. Honestly, it's pitiful that most CHRs aren't true top 40 stations anymore. Back in the day, stations used to be programmed by playing the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 (hence the name). Now, it's what the consultants throw at them. It's not about the listeners, it's about beancounters want to please themselves and the advertisers. It explains why CHR radio is loaded with crap. Look at the the song "Bang!" by AJR. It's at #23 on the Nielsen's CHR radio chart, but only #51 on the Hot 100. Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" is #1 on the pop chart, but #7 on the Hot 100.

I know. Top 40 radio has had a long, miserable history of not wanting to play songs because they're controversial or they're "too black" for their station. Trust me. When I was a kid c. 1992, my local CHRs laid off of "Baby Got Back" and "Jump Around". Hell, one of them even started sprinkling in country shit like Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" and Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl", both instant dial-turners. 

The point is that top 40 ain't really top 40! It's a fake list, plain and simple. And heaven forbid that any CHR play "WAP" because of the untrue stigma that the only people who should listen to CHRs are mommies and their 10-year-old soccer superstar daughters. This is why people are avoiding radio altogether and going with digital. Hell, I'm really enjoying the "Pandora Now" channel on SiriusXM. If CHRs were programmed just like that channel, it would be a ratings hit.

The moral of the story (and the Ashe song peaked at #71 while it's blaring out on CHR radio everywhere) is that when a consultant tells people what to listen to vs. what people want, the listener won't get "Wet Ass Pussy", they'll get bland, dry programming instead.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9.16.20 Bee-otch of the Day: Kid Rock

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Name: Kid Rock
Age: 49
Occupation: washed-up rock singer
Last Seen: Detroit
Bee-otched For: still kissing Drumpf's ass


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Just the other day, my old-timey clock radio woke me up at 4:30 a.m. I had the dial set on 97.9 WGRD, which was blaring out Kid Rock's 1998 hit, "Bawitaba". 

My foggy mind said to myself, "what the fuck happened to him?" I shut off the radio and started my day.

"Devil Without A Cause" was Rock's breakthrough album and hits like the aforementioned "Bawitaba" along with "I Am the Bullgod", "Cowboy" and the ballad "Only God Knows Why" became rock standards. But sadly, Rock became a sellout.

In 2012, Rock announced that he was endorsing Mitt Romney for president to the anger of his longtime fans. He also decided to abandon his rap-rock roots and made the switch to country. The Kid had officially jumped the shark.

It's no secret that Rock is buddies with Drumpf. Last weekend, he and Drumpf, Jr. held a rally in Harrison Twp at a marina just outside Detroit. Thousands of spectators - many of whom maskless and with nary in the way of social distancing - went and saw the country-fried rocker and the de facto president's son rally for votes for the Hitler wannabe. Rock even performed four songs, including his "kiss of death" song, "All Summer Long". He performed despite severe neck pain. He also told the crowd that he's now planning his final tour.

I'm very proud of Michigan's musical heritage. Our state spawned legends like Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Madonna, Bob Seger, MC5, Iggy Pop and Eminem, just to name a few. This state also has current rock greats like Pop Evil, I Prevail and Jack White. Sadly, people like Kid Rock and even worse, Ted Nugent are the bad apples in Michigan's otherwise bountiful tree of music greats.

Michigan has always been proud of its manufacturing history as well. Sadly, Kid Rock doesn't give two fucks about poor people. Tragic, since once upon a time, he was a goofy white kid in the 'burbs whose life revolved around the mix shows WJLB made famous. He would go to black parties with a Sears turntable acting like a poseur. But once he started scratching, the partygoers would proclaim that the kid could rock. Now, he's a redneck jackass who beats a totally different drum. And when his hero loses this fall, the Bullgod will be reduced to bullshit.

And we can all sing "Happy Trails" to that Cowboy.



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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

9.15.20 Bee-otch of the Day: Rupert Murdoch

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Name: Rupert Murdoch
Age: 89
Occupation: Fox's owner
Last Seen: New York City
Bee-otched For: being a man of poor Judge-ment


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Some of the greatest films of all time didn't start out big.

When "It's A Wonderful Life" was released in 1946, it tanked with both critics and audiences. By the 1970s, the rights of the movie changed hands and its copyright lapsed. However, because it was now in the public domain, TV stations could show it at anytime. Because of its big star, Jimmy Stewart and the fact that it was now free to air, "It's A Wonderful Life" was now a hit, some 30 years after it was produced. 

Other films took years to achieve cult status, too, like "A Christmas Story", which was only a modest hit when it was released in 1983. But thanks to TBS and TNT's holiday marathons with the film, millions of people around the world shoot their eyes out with little Ralphie every Christmas. 

Well, we can go on and on. Just because a film bombs at the box office doesn't mean that it's the end of the world. Just ask Mike Judge. When "Office Space" was released in 1999, it was a massive flop, only making $12 million. But, it did well on home video and cable showings.

Seven years after "Office Space", Judge wanted to hit the big screen again. So, he crafted the sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy". In the movie, Luke Wilson plays an Army librarian who goes into the future with a prostitute, played by Maya Rudolph. They discover that in 2505, the world isn't necessarily a better place.  As a matter of fact, most people lack a real intellect.

For an example, people in 2505 are so dumb that they'll believe anything. Not only that, but people are named after name brands (the president, played by Terry Crews, has the middle name of "Mountain Dew"). 

Now, sadly, I never got the chance to see the movie when it was released. Neither did most people. It only made $495,000 on a $4 million budget. I did see the tail end of it on Comedy Central once, but that was it. It turned into one of those films I would see someday in full.

Well, I finally saw it on demand on Saturday. Talk about well before its time.

What made "Idiocracy" special was that it was 100% on the mark on so much. It speaks the truth regarding why stupid people keep breeding while poor souls like me are screwed over. I think the message that the movie tells is that people with low IQs run the world and will listen to anything. Kinda like Drumpf and his sheep. 

So, why did "Idiocracy" flop? Good question. Of course, Mike Judge made tons of money for 20th Century Fox thanks to King of the Hill and "Office Space". Apparently, when Fox executives saw "Idiocracy" for the first time, they were scared shitless. You see, the movie is loaded with not-so-nice uses of big name companies, like Starbucks, Pepsi and Fuddrucker's, which was renamed "Buttfucker's" for the film. Apparently, prostitution is everywhere and you can get a hand job at Starbucks. 

So, what did Fox do? Simple: they buried the film. They did EXTREMELY little promotion for "Idiocracy". They did virtually no advertising and no trailers for the film. It wasn't even screened for critics, which is a traditional death knell for any movie. 

However, it did find its audience. Like "Office Space", it did get shown on Comedy Central and it did get a following. Eventually, rentals helped cover the film's box office bust. Thanks to the fact that the film is now a cult classic, it should be seen.

Of course, the Murdochs sold Twentieth Century Fox to Disney not long ago for $71.3 billion. They kept the Fox name for their broadcasting division while Disney renamed the 85-year-old company Twentieth Century Studios. In other words, King of the Hill, "Office Space" and "Idiocracy" are now in the Mouse's hands, along with his 2009 flop, "Extract" which he made for their now-spun-off Miramax division. 

By now, we all know that Judge is hard at work producing a new Beavis and Butt-head series for Comedy Central. Bear in mind, too that his short-lived The Goode Family - whose main character was a rip-off of David VanDreesen from B&B - aired for one season on ABC. I don't think he'll be doing anything for Mickey anytime soon. 

"Idiocracy" speaks the sad truth that corporate America is simply dumbing us down. Their goal is to rid the world of intelligence to make their shit sell easier. Look at MyPillow: its creator, Mike Lindell, has made millions from claiming that he's a sleep expert, which he is not. My mother's boyfriend even bought one of his shitty pillows and it only made his sleep worse. And what has Lindell used the money he scammed people on? FAR-RIGHT-WINGED CAUSES! He spent a million dollars on a movie that spread lies on Planned Parenthood and he also is one of Fox News Channel's biggest advertisers. I would imagine if MyPillow was around in 2006, it would be namedropped in the movie as a Fleshlight-like device. 

So if you get the chance, please see "Idiocracy"! It will be stupid if you didn't.



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Monday, September 14, 2020

9.14.20 Bee-otches of the Day: The Detroit Lions

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Name: Detroit Lions
Age: 90
Occupation: shitty football team
Last Seen: Detroit, MI
Bee-otched For: going from a roar to a squeak


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Meet the new boss, same as the new boss. 

When a failing sports team gets a new owner, we only hope for the best for new management. After all, as I've mentioned recently, I gave major props to Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz for undoing his late father, Bill's shortcomings as an NHL team owner. At the end of the day, it equated to the 'Hawks winning their first Stanley Cup in 49 years a decade ago.

But, this is Detroit we're talking about here. In the past twenty years, all four major sports teams got shiny new stadiums. But, those teams also had the misfortune of having aging owners who have all since passed on. In the case of the Detroit Pistons, they were sold to an entirely new owner in 2011, Tom Gores. Under previous owner Bill Davidson, the Pistons won three NBA championships. Gores' ownership of the team has been mixed with some seasons better than others. However in 2019, they barely made the playoffs with a .500 record. 

Same with the Ilitch family and their Tigers and Red Wings. Mike Ilitch was one of the NHL's best owners with the Red Wings. Only when the NHL went on strike did he ever truly invest in his baseball team, the Tigers. They made the World Series in 2006 and 2012. He died in 2017, leaving his teams to his son, Christopher. Today, the Red Wings are a mess while the Tigers are currently at a ho-hum 20-25.

And now, the Lions. 

When William Clay Ford died in 2014, yes, it was a sad day for some since he was a decent guy from what I've heard. But damn, was he a shitty owner. In his 53 years of team ownership, the Lions only won ONE playoff game. The Lions have not won an NFL Championship title since 1957, four years before Ford bought a minority stake in the team.

When Ford's widow, Martha took over the team, she was lauded for being a sharp owner. She proved to the NFL and the rest of Detroit that she was hands-on and didn't take no for an answer. In 2015, the team fired GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand and replaced them with family friend Rod Wood and former Patriots scout Bob Quinn after starting with a horrid 1-7 record. They ended up winning the rest of the season, ending with a 7-9 record.

However, in 2017, the Lions decided to fire head coach Jim Caldwell despite ending the season with a 9-7 record, which in Lions terms, is pretty good. 

So what did the Lions do? Simple: get a Patriots guy to coach. Ever watch a movie or TV show where they proclaim that it's from the producers of a hit movie or TV show? Well, they got the defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl-winning Pats. And, surprise! He should have stayed there.

In his three seasons as coach, Patricia Matthew has only won nine games, the same amount of wins Caldwell got canned for. To the ire of long-suffering Lion fans, they retained Patty for at least one more year. 

If there was any good news for Lions fans, it's that they *did* get a new owner... sorta. Now 94, Martha Ford handed over the keys to the team to her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, 69. As a matter of fact, the matriarch was simply prepping her daughter to take over day-to-day operations of the team. Not only that, the decision to can Mayhew and Lewand was Sheila's. 

One controversial decision the Lions made was acquiring running back Adrian Peterson from the Washington Redsk-er, Football Team. Granted, he is a talented player, but, he beats his children. After all, he was almost banned from the NFL for his abuse. 

Tragically, Peterson is still playing while a better role model sits on the sidelines: Colin Kaepernick. It's kinda like radio: when Natalie Maines of The (Dixie) Chicks blasted George W. Bush, country stations pulled their music. But yet, classic rock stations are still blaring music from pedophiles like Ted Nugent and Gary Glitter. Do something bad, and all's well. Take a stand and speak out, and it's all over.

Look, I want what's best for the Lions. I want them to be a championship team. But, it ain't happening. As long as Patty is running the team and they have a child abuser on the squad, I hope this will be another loser of a season for the Lions. As-is, if they break .500, I'll shit my pants.

The Detroit Lions: where every year is a rebuilding year.




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