Showing posts from December, 2013

Best Suspension Ever.

We all knew this was bound to happen. " A&E has lifted its suspension on ' Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson after less than two weeks. .. Last week, A&E  stated that it was disappointed in Robertson  and put him on hiatus.  But in a statement to THR on Friday (Dec. 27) , A&E said it was inviting him back. Because no filming took place during his suspension, Robertson will appear in all new episodes of the show. 'While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.'" Shorter A&E: We'd be crazy to kill our cash c

In The Name of All That Is Holy, No More "Reality" TV

Why?   | Movie Trailer | Review This is an indictment of our society. What kind of people are we, that we would subject ourselves to this schadenfreude? And it's our own fault. If we would just stop tuning in to see the train wrecks that make us feel better about ourselves - Honey Boo Boo, The Real Housewives of Whatever Bumfuck Town We Pulled Into, The Bachelor, Jersey Shore, Storage Wars, Swamp People, and yes, this new monstrosity called Hollywood Hillbillies - then the networks would be forced to actually think of programming content and stop thinking about how to fill a half hour slot in the cheapest possible way. Eons from now, when we've completely destroyed ourselves and future inhabitants of this planet wonder how we lived and what we did for entertainment, they'll find archival footage of a pudgy, little child beauty pageant contestant from a place called Georgia, and they'll immediately know how our civilization fell.

Sarah Palin's First Amendment of Convenience

Phil Robertson's Comments Aren't Immune from Accountability Here we go again.  I tried. I really resisted the urge to write about the umpteenth time the right wing freaks out when someone exercises their First Amendment rights and the outrage when someone dares call them on their comments. Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family and self described "white trash" was interviewed by GQ Magazine and said some pretty ignorant things regarding homosexuality and the African American experience in the South.   "It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me," the reality star said. "I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical." … "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,"

Rep. Kuster's Last Stand?

If you don't know about New Hampshire Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH) yet, you will soon enough. Kuster had a town hall style meeting to discuss her trip to Israel and to talk about the Middle East . Unfortunately, a prerequisite for discussing certain topics means you have to have knowledge of said topic. And of course, since the Live Free or Die state has it's own brand of crazy, Benghazi came up. Like a deer in the headlights soon to be road kill on I-93, Kuster seemed like she didn't even know what Benghazi was. Live Free or Die? I'm guessing Kuster would have chosen the latter at that point. Okay, a few things: The YouTube video title should not use the word "dodges," since to dodge a question means you don't want to answer and evade, but if you don't know anything about the subject you really can't dodge it, can you? Also, can you imagine Kuster's office after she got back? I'm picturing her grabbing the first staffer she sees by

Same Old Tired Crap from Scarborough

Update: I posted this piece in May 2012, but this morning, as I was reading my twitter timeline, I soon realized Scarborough was rehashing his old meme--Pres. Obama was too inexperienced to run for president and too incompetent to be president.  I thought if Joe can rehash his BS, so can I. Take That, Joe Scarborough Joe Scarborough, the former Florida congressman, full-time pundit, and pseudo-journalist, claimed Sen. Marco Rubio isn't ready to be vice president just like "'Barack Obama wasn't ready to be president in 2008, just like Sarah Palin wasn't ready to be on the national ticket in 2008.'" So Scarborough thinks Rubio, Palin, and President Obama are and were similarly unprepared to be president and vice president. Shall we take a serious look at this comparison. Scarborough is right about Sen. Rubio. In fact, he didn't go far enough. Rubio isn't just unprepared; he's the shallow GOP's pretty pet parrot. Compared to Presiden