So this is the snarky TV critic moment that comes over me from time to time.
Will CSI NY be back? Seems like CBS is trying to torpedo it with weird repeat/new show scheduling. That and Sela Ward–who flounces through the show reminding me most of Martha Stewart. What the hell is she doing on a drama, especially a crime procedural. I expect her to come into Mac Taylor’s office wearing an apron and carrying a frou frou floral arrangement any moment. She smiles at the most inappropriate moments. Get rid of her!!!!! Bring back Melina Kanakeredes! She fit with the rest of the cast. She acts circles around sophomoric smiley Sela.
The progenitor, CSI, is doomed. First William Peterson (original cast member Gil Grissom) left a few years ago. Laurence Fishburne, a decent dramatic actor, seemed somewhat like a fish out of water–being put into an oddly defined charactor but makes the most of it–only to be dumped after one season. Ted Danson (?!?!) comes into to take charge. Not too bad, but seems more like a suitable candidate for a game show or a comedy (which he was successful at, but I cared not at all for). And he is supposed to be cast member Catherine’s boss after her demotion over Fishburne’s character’s misbehavior at the conclusion of his one season. Then Marg Helgenberger (Catherine) leaves, only to be “replaced” by Elizabeth Shue–whose relationship with Danson’s character seems to imply, although very subtly, some potential hanky panky in their past (despite his character’s supposedly/seeming devoted marriage) while working together elsewhere. Shue, too, is ok but not very believable or well-suited for the show in how the writers have set up her character. All in all, CSI now is a dim shadow of its former past. Put it out of its misery now; don’t let it die a lingering death of a thousand character cuts. CBS might bring it back, but if they do, next season will be its last. Let’s just end it now.
OK, this is hardly worth posting, given the normal mental state of the (former/faded) rocker, but it seems obvious he is now the subject of one of his few socalled hits–”Cat Scratch Fever.” The Secret Service shouldn’t waste too much time assessing his security risk. They should just send him to the psych ward or maybe Rush Limbaugh can refer him to some better drugs.
Warning to all parents: Watching Fox News, especially Geraldo Rivera, could stunt your child’s intellectual growth and development. Anyone who suggests hoodies cause gun-toting individuals to shoot young African-American males is more than a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Unfortunately, when those rationally-challenged commentators are on national television, impressionable youth might be misled into thinking such people should be listened to.
John McCain says the US should take the lead, but not unilaterally, in defending Syrian civilians by initiating airstrikes against Assad’s brutal military. From a Buddhist perspective, I normally prefer the pacifistic approach. On the other hand, it is most certainly legitimate to defend innocents by attacking and even killing those who would kill them. The question is whether US led airstrikes is the the way to do that. With the memory of the world failing to stop the bloodshed in Rwanda, it is clear something needs to be done. To assert that eventually Assad will fall, as the Obama administration is publicly stating while no doubt working behind the scenes to make that happen sooner, is not enough. China and Russia prevent UN Security Council action. But stopping Assad doesn’t have to be a UN sponsored activity. What it does need to be is a regionally led, preferably Arab, response. The US can supply arms, planes and especially humanitarian aid. But it can’t take the lead. If it does, it invites Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to play too large a role in a subsequent government. They are already there, among the rebels, according to many intelligence sources. They may not be the core of rebels, but they are a part of a multifaceted group opposed to Assad.
As an apparent aftermath of Bain Capital’s investment in Clear Channel, Mitt Romney is on the board of directors of Premiere Radio–which syndicates Rush Limbaugh’s show. No wonder Romney can’t bring himself to do better than his comment regarding the Sandra Fluke flogging by Rush, “Not the words I would have chosen.” No criticism of the narrative content, just apparently, the words slut and prostitute. So Mitt, I guess it would be OK if someone called Ann or your granddaughters harlots or ladies of the evening, while critiquing their political or social commentaries? Wouldn’t be slut or prostitute, anyway. So who is the “feckless” one, you or Obama?
If Limbaugh hates women so much, why does he keep marrying them? Bada Bing.
He seems to be coming up “short,” though, with no kids after four marriages. Shooting blanks? Erectile disfunction? Many bottles of aspirin? No wonder he gets so worked up about somebody else’s sex life–he may not have one of his own!
Rush on the couch–educational envy? Lawyers, judges and other highly educated Limbaughs across generations of nuclear and extended family members and then you have Rush: a flunk out/drop out after two semesters and a summer of college at Southeast Missouri. Not smart enough to cut the family mustard, evidently. Imagine, a woman succeeding at the education he failed at AND possibly (in his warped imagination) enjoying and succeeding in sex.
Woe be unto the Republican Party of America with Limbaugh as their premier spokesperson; perhaps their eventual nominee will get 15-20% of the female vote in November. Of course Rush doesn’t deserve all the credit–Republicans in Congress, statehouses around the country and the prospective nominees themselves are doing their manly best to lose as many women voters as possible.
What’s that swirling, gurgling sound? It’s the sound of toilets around America dumping products sold by Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors. It’s the sound of the big fat idiot himself heading for the sewer where he belongs.
Tags: Rush Limbaugh
What a pity it is, that Rush Limbaugh’s mother apparently didn’t have access to contraception! Then we all would not have to put up with him today. Of course, Clear Channel could still abort him from its lineup–as unlikely as that may be.
It’s been over 30 years since I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, but my suspicion is that Rush is very close, if not over the line, toward an actionable tort in his comments about Sandra Fluke, a current student at GULC. She is not a public figure. He enjoys no immunity from making defamatory comments about her.
What if someone said (note: I am NOT saying that) that Limbaugh has an alternate lifestyle, one that would make “Lush Rimjob” a more appropriate moniker for him? Well, actually, I think some people already have previously–try Googling it. Of course, as a public figure who makes scurrilous comments about others whom he doesn’t even know, it is doubtful that such comments would be actionable in his case.
Payback’s a bitch, some people say. Sometimes, for some people, karma can amount to the same thing. Rest in peace among the fallen acorns, Andrew.
Who is this man in the White House who has replaced the guy I voted for?! Was Obama secretly replaced by a right-wing fundamentalist? Shut down medical marijuana dispensaries? Adverse IRS rulings on deductibility of expenses. ATF prohibitions on gun purchases by medical marijuana recipients. I have sent a letter to the White House today urging the President to come to his senses. If, like me, you smoked marijuana years ago, you KNOW it poses a minute percentage of detrimental effects compared to the very legal drugs of alcohol and tobacco. Not only that, but it also provides well-documented beneficial effects for those suffering from a variety of medical conditions. I hope you too will contact the White House to reverse these outrageous actions more remiscent of the socalled war on drugs by Republican administrations.