Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TZ Doctrine Tenet #22: The Federal Reserve Must End

As a tribute to AbolishtheFederalReserve.org, I support the abolition of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is a misnomer, because it is actually a privately owned central bank without reserves. It is not a functionary of the U.S. government. They so-called "create" money and then exchange it for U.S. bonds. This is known as "monetizing debt", which ruins the U.S. economy. The Federal Reserve's true agenda is to make a profit at the expense of everyone living in the United States of America.

If it was not for the Federal Reserve, there would have been no need for house foreclosures or automobile repossesions.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Idol Viewers Love Scotty This Big

Over 122,000,000 votes have been counted. 125,000 people auditioned for American Idol season 10. Only 327 advanced to the Hollywood rounds. The judges narrowed it down to 168 in the first Hollywood round. They narrowed it down to 101 in the second Hollywood round, and down to 61 in the third Hollywood round. They narrowed it down to 40 in the Las Vegas round. After they narrowed it down to 24, the voting rounds began. During the semifinal week, the pool of contestants was narrowed down to 13, and after that, one finalist is eliminated week by week until it is down to Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.  As predicted on the Internet, the teenage country boy Scotty McCreery, who hails from Garner, North Carolina, has been crowned the tenth American Idol. Therefore, Lauren Alaina is the runner-up.  How Scotty McCreery won is going to be used against him, because he won based on popularity and due to vote concentration. He has overtaken Jordin Sparks as the youngest American Idol winner. James Durbin should have won instead of him. McCreery's first single is "Love You This Big." Country music is my least favorite music genre. Will Scotty's Idol fame be a flash or a fixture in country music?

Here is how season 10 went:

Winner: Scotty McCreery
Runner-up: Lauren Alaina
Third Place: Haley Reinhart
Fourth Place: James Durbin
Fifth Place: Jacob Lusk
Sixth Place: Casey Abrams
Seventh Place: Stefano Langone
Eighth Place: Paul McDonald
Ninth Place: Pia Toscano
Tenth Place: Thia Megia
Eleventh Place: Naima Adedapo
Twelfth Place: Karen Rodriguez
Thirteenth Place: Ashthon Jones

The top 11 will be participating in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which will begin in West Valley City, Utah, on July 6, 2011, and end in Rochester, New York, on September 10, 2011.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Idol shocker: End of the road for rocker James Durbin

Is America country strong? Last week, after 72,000,000 votes cast, James Durbin was shockingly sent packing, landing him in fourth place. Media pundits did not see that coming. Like I did with Matt Giraud, I voted for him only on the week of his elimination. America evidently loves an underdog, even though she gave the worst performance of that night, Haley Reinhart got the sympathy vote that led her to the top 3. The first person cleared to the top 3 was Lauren Alaina, whom I am rooting for this week. After a performance by Jordin Sparks, Ryan Seacrest dropped the bomb by clearing Haley Reinhart for the top 3. When he announced that Scotty McCreery made it through, it was the end of the road for James Durbin, and I am upset about it.

James Durbin originally auditioned for season 8, but he was cut in the first Hollywood round. He auditioned for season 10 in San Francisco, California. Upon elimination, he said "Man, I worked so damn hard to get here. And ... God, I was really hoping to get there, but I had a feeling today. ... I did so much stuff that's never been done on this show before. ... In my eyes, in my mind and what I believe is that I did what I came here to do, and that was to give metal a chance. And to bring it and give 110 percent every week!" Then he performed on the stage one more time, singing "Maybe I'm Amazed."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DialIdol predictions came true: Jacob Lusk gets No Air

DialIdol.com predictions have come true. Last week, Jacob Lusk has finished in a place where I have predicted: fifth place. He has gotten a one-way plane ticket back to Compton, California. His first performance of "No Air", which was orignially recorded as a duet between season 6 winner Jordin Sparks and controversial R&B star Chris Brown. He was in the bottom 2 with Lauren Alaina. His second performance of "Love Hurts" was a lot better.

Jacob Lusk ranks at no. 4 among my all-time favorites, being ranked between season 4 finalist Vonzell Solomon and season 2 winner Ruben Studdard.  Upon elimination, he sang the Luther Vandross classic "A House Is Not a Home", a performance that earned him a spot in the top 13.  His Hollywood round performance of "God Bless the Child" was considered by Randy Jackson to be the best performance ever. He will bring something new to the music industry as well as bring back the style of Luther Vandross. The top 4 will bring nothing new to the music industry.

This week I will vote for James Durbin. To vote for him, dial 1-866-436-5701 or 1-866-436-5705.

My prediction is that Haley Reinhart will go home this week. Lauren Alaina will get third place. Scotty McCreery will be the runner-up, and James Durbin will be crowned the tenth American Idol.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dialdol predicts that Jacob Lusk goes home

Since top 13 week, Jacob Lusk has been receiving low raw numbers on DialIdol. Power rankings since top 7 week rank him in last place, but he has had miracles up his sleave. He has been going circles in the bottom 3.  After top 11 week, he has been blasted on the Internet, mainly criticizing him for allegedly having an attitude like that of an arrogant diva.  Since top 9 week, DialIdol.com has been posting updates saying that his DialIdol score has been inflated, as was Ta-Tynisa Wilson and Julie Zorrilla back in top 24 week.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Casey Abram's Idol spell has been broken

Last week, much to the disappointment of his fans, it was the end of the road for Casey Abrams, and there is no way around it, because someone has to go home every week until it is down to two. On the week of his elimination, he sang "Hi Dee Ho" by Carole King giving that jazzy feel showing what a true musician he is.  Ryan Seacrest warned the viewers that many fans would be disappointed with the results. Back in top 11 week, Abrams was saved by the judges, but Pia Toscano is more worthy of the judges' save. 

Casey Abrams was born to Pam Pierce and Ira Abrams on February 12, 1991, in Austin Texas, thus one day older than season 7 semifinalist Alexandréa Lushington, who should have made the top 12 instead of Kristy Lee Cook. He spent his early years in Evanston, Illinois, then in Wilmette, Illinois, where he attended McKenzie Elementary School. He auditioned for season 10 in Austin, Texas. Two days before he was to perform for the top 24 semifinal round, he suffered severe stomach pains and was rushed to the hospital. He was well enough to participate on the performance show, but due to his illness, he missed the top 13 results show, where Ashthon Jones was eliminated.

Meanwhile, my season 10 favorite Jacob Lusk began the performance show with "Oh No Not My Baby", which was written by Carole King and originally recorded by Maxine Brown, and the judges really loved his performance and he made the top 5, thus reaching my expectations. However, this week is likely his time to go home, but he earned a spot in the top 5. Seasons 3, 7, and 8 are the only seasons where my favorite finalist did not make the top 5, who are Jennifer Hudson, Chikezie Eze, and Jasmine Murray respectively. If Jacob Lusk gets eliminated, I will vote for James Durbin.

This week, the contestanst sing songs from the last few years and then from the 1960s or 1970s. To vote for Jacob Lusk, dial either 1-866-436-5702 or 1-866-436-5707.