16 April 2007

Tom DeLay Is An Idiot, And Let Rosie Be Rosie

I think Rosie O'Donnell is a windbag, she's unfunny (except unintentionally while blogging, it's beyond satire or ridicule, she's charmingly unself-aware of how stupid she sounds), she's obnoxious, and she's annoying. But there's a market for that it seems, and I don't mind if ABC sees fit to satisfy that market.

Tom DeLay is hoping that a purge of those responsible for insensitive remarks is in the offing and he seems to be suggesting that, "If the Left Takes Imus, We'll Take Rosie" is a good way to go. Tom DeLay is an idiot. This is wrong on so many levels, that I hesitate to know where to begin. But here's all I'll say, Rosie spewing her nonsense on The View unchallenged or barely challenged (sorry Elisabeth Hasselbeck) is good for conservatives and they should fight to keep her on the air.

Her clear support for Truther idiocy should be properly challenged though. That stuff ain't funny, ain't right, and should be challenged in the strongest terms.

As pennance for her idiocy, and to keep the threats of advertiser boycotts away, Barbara Walters should bring on the show the gentlemen at Popular Mechanics who wrote the tome that refutes point by point all this Truther nonsense (that there are folks claiming to refute the refutations adds another layer of stupid to the whole Truther madness, no links, they don't deserve links).

Have it be a sit down with just the authors and Rosie, let her sputter and spew, and let the authors talk sense. Have it be the entire hour, or at least half the show so that the great weight of facts can crash down around Rosie's piddling objections. Promo the hell out of the interview, make a big deal out of it, and if she refuses to come to her senses when exposed to the glare of hard cold facts, then she'll be exposed for the loon and America hating deranged fool that she seems to be.

(You can have BDS and not hate America in general, but it helps, however Truthers universally hate the USA and firmly believe that our government is behind everything awful that's happened over the past 50 years)

I wonder if Pravda is Rosie's favorite paper?

And if you haven't listened to this Glenn and Helen Show podcast with the authors of Debunking 9/11 Myths, you really should.

1 comment:

bill said...

I fear we're heading towards a time of speech codes, or perhaps worse, witch hunts. Every statement will be picked apart for the tiniest piece of potential insult, then all the finger pointers and professional griefsters will cry and wail and insist that someone be fired. Because we are in the age of perfection and no one is ever allowed to make a mistake ever again.

I refuse to be outraged by words. It's actions that concern me and those of the Sharptons and the Tom DeLays are worse than anything Don Imus or Michael have said. And what's up with claiming Imus as a conservative martyr? Please, he's only been used as an excuse to attack people like Rosie.

Tangential relationship, in a Grindhouse discussion at LAWeekly, Tarantino said some that just depressed the hell out of me.

Look, I am not against the MPAA. I'm a big supporter of theirs, because without them, we'd have every jerkwater county in America coming up with obscenity laws, and that's a dangerous road. That's the road where Lenny Bruce gets put in jail and people are thinking about prosecuting Jack Nicholson for starring in Carnal Knowledge. So, they've got a hard job to do, and I've always appreciated them. But in this instance, they just kind of got it. Even when we did From Dusk Till Dawn, the one decision we made early on was to give the vampires green blood, because it's not blood that the MPAA dislikes; they dislike the color red. We threw green everywhere, and they didn't give a damn. Same thing with Kill Bill: You go to black and white, and suddenly the blood turns from crimson red to black oil. Intellectually, you know it's blood, but if it's not red, no worries.

While he does have a point about "every jerkwater county" it just deflates me to see support given to such a hypocritical organization as the MPAA.

I feel the chill of the Hays Code and the Comic Book Code. Wow, I'd never read that before. Do these sound just a little familiar?


(1) Profanity, obscenity, smut, vulgarity, or words or symbols which have acquired undesirable meanings are forbidden.

(2) Special precautions to avoid references to physical afflictions or deformities shall be taken.

(3) Although slang and colloquialisms are acceptable, excessive use should be discouraged and, wherever possible, good grammar shall be employed.


(1) Ridicule or attack on any religious or racial group is never permissible.

Read the rest, wouldn't have to think too hard about imagining the MPAA or the FCC imposing something like this on us.