Monday, November 30, 2009
You know, it is time... But I really wish it didn't have to be this way. It's largely his own fault... He tried to hold on to long and he made some bad hiring decisions along the way (Jeff Bowden? Call your office).
Still, it is very sad for him to have to go out this way. Hopefully he stays to coach the bowl game. It will probably be the Campbell Soup Bowl but even so...
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
I have no idea why anyone would care either way, but there it is.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Well... You know.
That's just evil. Evil, evil, evil. There should be spankings... You can start with us and then... Ahem... Huh? Sorry, I've lost my train of thought.
Of course, since it was the highpoint of the service today we'll give you a pass.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
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I know Rush Limbaugh didn't come up with the line, but he uses it more than anyone... Asteroid to Destroy Earth... Women and Minorities Hardest Hit...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I'm thinking about Trapper John, M.D.
Now, I was pretty young when this show originally aired so my memory may be faulty, but was there any reason at all for them to use the name of a character from MASH? I mean it was a different actor playing the role of course, but beyond that is the fact that I don't really remember the character being portrayed with any continuity at all. Obviously one would have expected there to have been some character growth and development over the course of 20-some years, but there wasn't any continuing thread of similarity at all.
Am I remembering this incorrectly? Was the discontinuity explained by some detail in the updated character's backstory?
If not, was this some network exec's asinine idea that the American viewer is a moron? All we have to do is slap the name of a beloved character from a popular sitcom on our new medical show and the people will eat it up!
Do network executives really think we are that stupid? Sorry... Dumb question.
Heck of a job, Zuckie!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I haven't listened to any other interviews with her (Oprah, Baba Wawa) and I don't really plan to. I'm not usually interested in politician or booktour interviews. Anyway, I thought she did well but not great. I think those of us who love Sarah will continue to love her and those who loath her will continue to do so.
Now listening to a very emotional female caller following up on the interview. Much as I love Sarah, I have my doubts about how viable she might be in a primary campaign. That being said, I think it is an enormous mistake to underestimate the extent to which the emotional attachment of people like that caller could prove to be a powerful force for Palin.
For what little it's worth right now, let me give you a one or two sentence handicap on how I see the 2012 Republican race right now:
Huckabee - Hate him. Hate him, hate him, hate him. I think he's a fraud, I think he's a huckster and I think (or hope at least) that his act (and I use that word intentionally) will wear thin quickly. I really think his appeal is limited to the Christian conservative base.
Romney - Maybe just a little too slick? Has a little bit of the major market local news anchor feel to him. Clearly the favorite of the econo-cons and the elite portions of the Conservative movement. Much of the hardcore Christian conservative movement is always going to have a real problem with him solely from the religious angle.
Pawlenty - Going to be a favorite among a lot of the same people who support Romney. Benefits from not having to carry some of the flip-flopper baggage Romney has. Also doesn't have to carry the universal health care burden that Mitt has from the experiment in (and that is going to hang on Mitt like a millstone with a lot of Republican primary voters.
Palin - Strong with the . Good with the Tea Party crowd. Biggest weakness continues to be a sense that she isn't quite ready for prime time. That's a two-edged sword though because what strikes some folks as a lack of polish and intellectual preparation/ability comes across to many of the rest of us as genuineness.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A sister of one of Muhammad's ex-wives says Muhammad returned from the first Gulf War a changed man. Sheron (shuh-RON) Norman says the nation should do a better job of caring for its veterans.
Hows about if those of us who don't have our doctorates stop playing armchair shrink? Can we do that? Can we maybe stop medicalizing everything and maybe, just maybe, get back to some good old fashioned moral judgment.
If you murder people in cold blood I don't give two sharp short shits about your tension or stress or trauma or anything else. Fucker kills, fucker dies. QED.
Take one 4th place television network.
Combine with one grossly unpopular cable operator.
Add one failed network executive
Bake until you've achieved full suckiness.
Jeff, you've managed to disprove the Peter Principle. You suck at your old job and you're going to suck at your new one.
Heck of a job, Zuckie!
I'm sorry but this guy has run out of benefit-of-the-doubt. Cracked under stress? How about radical Islamist who went on a murder spree!
I am going to make a bold prediction here... Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
I have held off on saying that because I think we all remember that Bubba started off a mess but was smart enough to turn it around by tacking back to the middle and imposing some discipline on himself (not enough, but some). Either Barry isn't smart enough to do that (which I doubt) or he is too filled with hubris to do so.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Say what you want about Dubya... Bushes have class. They have their faults, God love them, but they are genuine, decent people with class.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Funny... I always figured the government had injected the remote controlled explosive pellet into his brain.
Appears his surgery went well which means we should be spared another tearful YouTube video like the one that followed his ass surgery.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Does anyone really believe Barry isn't watching election returns? Come on. They all say that but they all watch.
Nice try, Barry.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Apparently Liz knows which way the wind is blowing. Why else would she start telling you that it doesn't even matter if Republicans (and, even more so, Conservatives) win three very high profile elections tomorrow? Nope, doesn't matter a bit. Don't you right wingers get encouraged because you're still going DOWN!!!!
Don't believe it, friend. It's a long way to November 2010 but what you are seeing... The rejection of the Obama non-record... The rise of the Tea Party movement... To put it in Buchananite terms, the villagers storming the gates of the Republican Party to take it back... These are extremely important events and should not be minimized or dismissed.
So Jay managed to put the knife in Conan's back and kick Dave in the crotch all in one interview.
First, Jay says that he never really wanted to leave The Tonight Show and would be glad to go back if NBC asked... And, I'm sure, paid out the ass.
He then went on to say pay Letterman the backhanded compliment of insisting that he wasn't a hypocrite... Because Dave was never moral (like Jay is) in the first place.
I have NEVER bought into the Jay-is-such-a-nice-guy schtick and this just proves it. The sad part is that he may well get his wish come next season. Conan's ratings are not great and from what I've read a lot of the affiliates are complaining because the Leno in Prime Time lead-in is depressing the numbers for their 11:00 news.
You managed to take something that wasn't broken and not just break it but smash it on the ground and then jump up and down on the pieces. Yet again it must be said:
Heck of a job, Zuckie!
Sunday, November 01, 2009
In the wake of Dede Scozzafava's exit, that international beacon of journalism, the Watertown Daily Times, has endorsed the Democrat in his campaign against Conservative Party Candidate Doug Hoffman.
I really could care less, but one sentence from their endorsement did catch my attention:
Our representative cannot be locked into rigid promises and policies that would jeopardize these critical sectors of our economy.
In other words, damn principles... All that matters is that he brings home the bacon.
That sound you hear is Newt Gingrich's chosen candidate in NY-23 screwing him up the ass. Or, if you prefer, putting an end to his minimal chances to be elected President of the United States.
Truth told, she probably has more in common with the Democrat. The question becomes, however, whether the goal of the Republican Party is to fill seats with people who just happen to have put an R after their name for awhile (Arlen? Your office ic calling.) or whether the goal is to advance a conservative agenda.
Color this one a win for Palin et al and a definite loss for the Republican establishment.
God love you, Amy, but you're killing us out here.