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Weekly Roundup 10-17-2009

On the News

Eight corporations control most of what we see on the television.  They can report on or not report on what is important to their well being as corporations.  You are all worried out there about what the government controls, but eight corporations have control over what we read, see and hear.  Thank goodness for public radio and NPR.

On Prescription Ads on Television

I think the Pharma companies could save a lot of money if they stopped marketing their drugs on television, radio and in print.  I trust my doctor to give me the drugs I need.  Please stop selling your goods and telling me about all their side effects cause I really don’t care.  You are just as bad as the cigarette companies used to be.  Sell the drugs to the doctors please.  If the doctors don’t like it then I don’t.

On Keith Bardwell, Justice of the Peace, Hate

Justice Keith Bardwell Justice of the Peace in Louisiana refused to marry an interracial couple and claims to not be a racist.  Grow up and follow the laws in your state.  I hear so much about constitutional protection and holding the constitution so dear, how about following it.  And you probably thought no one would ever know how racist you are.  Guess What.  The same day you did this folks across the nation knew all about It thanks to a little thing called the internet.  Get used to it.  We will continue to stand up against bigotry where ever it still lurks here in America.

On Rush Limbaugh

Sorry Rush, you lose out on the Rams because of your racist comments.  Glad to see that you have a penalty like other folks for behaving badly.  You never served any time in jail for your drug use because of all your fancy lawyers, so now I am pretty glad that you have to finally pay a price.  It’s about time. 

On Fox News

Who?   Gee, I don’t happen to have them on my television.  Could it because I never programmed my remote to go to their channel..   Oh yes..  I forgot about that one. I manage to find my entertainment elsewhere.

On former Pres George Bush Sr.

STFU.   I don’t think I have ever said that to a president.  You and your son are the only ones I have ever had a strong opinion about.  And it isn’t a good opinion.  Stop pointing fingers elsewhere and pick up the trash in your own back yard.  Texas is number one in executions, industrial pollution, murders and children in poverty.   Fishsticks and Vinegar, yum, yum, yum, yum
Texas is number one
Fishsticks and Vinegar

On Balloon Boy

It was a mistake, please stop talking about it.  The last thing I want to see on TV is some kid barfing.  Please.

On the stock market hitting 10,000

I don’t trust it, and I don’t see it in MY paycheck.  I have to believe that the only reason companies are seeing profits are because they have fewer employees. I mean look around, houses still in foreclosure, people out of work, homelessness, there is a disconnect here and things just don’t feel okay. 

 Wall Street and Reform Bill Moyers Journal

World Food Day

Help a hungry person every day, or two or three.  And do not believe what they say on TV about the programs available to people in the US.  The demands of the people that are in need often are greater than what is available.  Food banks are overwhelmed.  Social programs like food stamps take so long and take so much red tape to maneuver through that people often give up.  If you have food to spare, help when you can.  See the side bar under donations for places to donate if you cannot help directly. 

On Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t wait to see this and I am tickled that Arcade Fire has some songs in the movie.  I first heard this splendid Canadian band a few years ago. 


Weekly Roundup 10/12/2009

Just some opinions on the past weeks news in no particular order of importance

On Letterman:

Two of my marriages and most of my friendships have come from meeting people and having relationships at work.  I spend at least 9 hours a day at work.  Where else am I going to meet people; cleaning the catbox? In Letterman’s case I have not heard nor have I read any woman speak out on being coerced into anything for any purpose.  It seems to me the extortionist is in the wrong here and wanted to make a buck.    

On Polanski:

Sorry Whoopi, rape is rape.  There is no different kind of rape. Polanski raped a young girl against her will after drugging her and ignored her requests to stop.  A thirteen year old girl did not do anything to deserve this.  What I want to know is, where was her mother?  Common sense, you don’t leave your children alone like that.  Ploanski may be famous, but he broke the law.  He needs to go to jail. 

On Alan Grayson:

Thank goodness there is a Representative out there in Washington Land with some gonads.  It’s about time.  Keep speaking out Rep. Grayson, we need your voice. 

On Sarah Palin:

I don’t plan to buy the book or support any cause you stand for because I think you lie when it is convenient to lie.  You quit as governer of Alaska, now go away and be a regular person.  No one cares what you say, especially not me. 

On Senator Al Franken:

Thank you for standing up to do the right thing.  I agree with you, there is a place for mandatory arbitration, but it does not apply in cases of rape or abuse. Those that choose to abuse others need to pay, and those companies that get money from the government need to protect their workers not exploit them.

On the Senators that voted against Franken’s Amendment:

Be named and be ashamed:  Alexander (R-TN), Barrasso (R-WY), Bond (R-MO), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning (R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Gregg (R-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Kyl (R-AZ), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Wicker (R-MS).  (These same names keep showing up and I wonder why.)  I looked at a map showing the number of forcible rapes in each of your states.  Very interesting.  For those interested check out

On Keith Olberman:

Loved the special comment and it touched me.  We all need to stand up for Healthcare for our fellow man, woman, and child regardless of their ability to pay.  Donate to the National Association of Free Clinics Here

On Rush Limbaugh:

Leave the Rams alone.  Also, the idea of you being a judge for the Miss America Pageant makes me cringe.  Any woman that would want a leering fat blob like you judging her should be ashamed.  Note:  I have not watched this show for many years, because it demeans women everywhere and is a joke.  Adding Rush Limbaugh as a judge makes it a bigger joke.  Please.