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WELCOME TO THE 2013 BEE-OTCH OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS!
Since 1999, Chuck69.com has been awarding those whose stupidity has shined for the past year. The Bee-otch of the Year is the worst of the worst, as chosen by readers of this very website.
So, how is the Bee-otch of the Year chosen? Simple: it all starts with the Bee-otch of the Day. We repost the articles on Blogspot.com, and based on pageviews, we determine the Bee-otch of the Week. Then, the Bee-otch of the Week is nominated for Bee-otch of the Month and the Bee-otch of the Month is nominated for Bee-otch of the Year. It's that easy.
Now, for the first time ever, the most-read article all year on this site WON'T be nominated for Bee-otch of the Year, and that's the ex-boyfriend of NBC News anchor Veronica De La Cruz who abandoned her and her infant son. Despite being read hundreds of times, he won't be Bee-otch of the Year because he wasn't Bee-otch of the Week (the honor went to Chick-fil-A).
We did a few hundred articles this year, and this is the cream of the crap. Without any further adieu, here's the nominees for Bee-otch of the Year:
JANUARY, JULY AND SEPTEMBER: MICHIGAN GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER
Snyder just might be one of the most-controversial governors in the country. Last year, he signed into legislation that would make Michigan a Right-to-Work state, meaning that if you get hired into a union shop, you don't have to join that union. In other words, this law kills the unions and allows companies to pay their workers a measly wage and force them to do things they shouldn't do. Very sad considering that Michigan had been a union state since the days of the Great Depression, and it was unions that helped America out of that era. Now, Snyder is bowing to big, greedy corporations like Amway and the DeVos family, plus using the "Pure Michigan" tourism campaign created during the Granholm administration to promote his agenda.
Snyder was Bee-otched in July for the fact that brochures for the state's Pure Michigan campaign were done in Iowa, claiming that it was cheaper. Makes sense for Snyder, who outsourced jobs to Taiwan when he was president of Gateway Computers, a company he ran into the ground. Two months later, he got the nod because he got a headstart on his 2014 re-election campaign, and so far, the only competition he has is Mark Shauer.
Under Snyder's leadership, Michigan's job development is still painfully low and the fact that Snyder is buddies with the right's not helping. Many speculate, however, that the 2014 governor's race in Michigan will be a toss-up.
FEBRUARY: TRAVERSE CITY BUTT ROCKER WKLT
WKLT is the biggest rock station in northern Michigan, not because of their playlist or jocks, but rather the fact that they are combined, the most-powerful rock station, probably in the whole state of Michigan. Earlier this year, the North Dakotan-owned station launched a new afternoon show called "The Afternoon Trainwreck". However, it was modeled after rival Real Rock 105/95-5's afternoon show, "The Afternoon Hangover". Ironically, the hosts of the KLT show, "Mr. Windy" and "Motley Man" have long been let go from the station, probably due to KLT's parent, Northern Broadcast's constant cost-cutting. But what really grounded my gears was when I discovered on their morning show, "Omelette and Friends"' page was that under their podcast section, they had a show called "The Intern Show". Sound familiar? Yep, Omelette is ripping off Stern once again; and it's not the first time he did so. He has his own "Wack Pack" called "The Misfits"; he even made headlines in 2012 when he hired Madonna's homeless brother, Tony to be one of the crew. They went to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl - where Madonna was performing the Halftime show - where the performed dumb stunts for money. But, that's not the end of the story....
MARCH: WKLT INTERN DAVID THE FLUFFER
Not long after I rewarded KLT with the Bee-otch of the Month, their beloved intern "David the Fluffer" wrote me a little love letter that looked like it was written by a second grader. He claimed that they're not ripping off Stern and he even wanted me to drive all the way up to KLT from here in Grand Rapids so they could all ream me one. Yeah, really. Oddly enough, when I rewarded the Fluffer (and mind you, a fluffer is somebody whose job is to maintain a porn star's erection on the set), several northern Michigan radio folks - including one owner - wrote me and applauded my exposure of the little weasel. I totally agree. It's pathetic that KLT is to rock radio up north as McDonald's is to burgers, and it's not a good thing.
APRIL: FIFTH THIRD BANK
I made it official that April: I dropped Fifth Third as my bank after they lovingly decided to charge me $11 per month just because I still write a few checks per month. Ya gotta love this bank, folks. Thankfully, I joined a credit union where instead of losing money in checking, I MAKE money instead. Plus, they don't charge me anything just because I have a low balance. Sorry, Fifth Third, but you lost a 25-year customer.
MAY: ROTTEN TELEVANGELIST BENNY HINN
The outspoken faith healer told his followers that month that he was $2.5 million in the hole and wanted them to "dig in deep" to help him. I've seen many pieces on Hinn in the past and he has private planes, mansions and sleeps in five-star hotels. AND HE WANTS PEOPLE TO SPEND MORE ON HIM? Sorry, but I have a camel to shove through a needle....
JUNE: MEGA BILLIONAIRES THE KOCH BROTHERS AND RUPERT MURDOCH
The organization called The Other 98% launched a grassroots campaign to raise $660 million to buy the Tribune Company, which is for sale. Sadly, the two top bidders for the media giant are NewsCorp head Rupert Murdoch and industrialists Charles and David Koch, who are huge backers of the Tea Party movement. If the company went to either party, we could see the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times go further to the right. Sadly, The Other 98% failed to reach their goal, and only raised $210,000. That MIGHT buy a small-town paper, but ya gotta start somewhere....
AUGUST: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
The Republicans had their grubby little hands on everything this year. Thanks to Congress, the minimum wage has only risen once in the past five years and there's now a movement from the fast food community to raise their wages. Thanks to 30-plus years of Republican bullshittery, the middle class has shrunk to its lowest since the days before the Great Depression, and that's a very scary indicator. While there are more billionaires and millionaires, the poor has risen the most during this time.
OCTOBER: GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION WFUR
In October, the long-time Grand Rapids Christian station decided to launch another station in town at 92.9. It's a translator station that retransmits their AM station at 1570. For years, both WFUR-FM and AM have been west Michigan's lowest-rated radio stations despite its 50,000-watt power on the FM. A common joke in the radio business is that the Grand Rapids Press publishes a daily list of their listeners: the obituary page. To add more insult to injury, the station does have fundraisers, even though the owners drive Cadillacs and their employees are reportedly forced to park their clunkers in the back. Somewhere, Jesus is crying...
NOVEMBER: ANY RETAILER THAT WAS OPEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Many Americans didn't get to have the holidays off this year and it was because retailers like Walmart all decided that Black Friday wasn't early enough to please their sales. So, they opened their doors that day, forcing people to work and have early Thanksgiving dinners so their bottom lines weren't interrupted. What's next? Christmas?
DECEMBER: RUSH LIMBAUGH
Well, the right-winged pill-popper wrote a book... For kids! Rush Revere talks about the Pilgrims' trip to America from a fascist's point of view. See, kids? That's what Oxy does to you. It screws up your brain so bad that it makes you even dumber.
So, who will be the 2013 Bee-otch of the Year? The award will be handed out on Monday, December 29th!
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