Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Killer Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, sent his list of grievances/suicide note to ABC News.
Flanagan, a Democrat and Obama supporter, was angry. He cited the Charleston church shooting as a tipping point.
Flanagan claimed he was a victim of racism. He claimed he had been mistreated because he was a gay, black man.
Oh, now it all makes sense. Committing murder is an understandable response, right? Our unjust society pushed Flanagan over the edge. Sure.
There should be no discussion whatsoever about Flanagan being a victim.
This evil man, a former television news reporter at WDBJ, killed two WDBJ journalists in cold blood.
He orchestrated and carried out his plan. He filmed himself taking the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, live on television. He sent his 23-page manifesto to ABC News, an outlet he probably judged to be sympathetic to his plight, or at least willing to promote it.
Flanagan made sure he would be the news.
No analysis is necessary. Flanagan deserves no attention. There should be a media blackout on him.
Jorge Ramos: "No human being is illegal!" Excellent, I'll be moving onto your front lawn tomorrow. See how fast I become "illegal".— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 26, 2015
Hillary Clinton is really taking a risk with this stance:
No woman should have to go back to work 24 hours after giving birth. #WomensEqualityDay— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Oooh, Jimmy Kimmel was making fun of Jimmy Fallon, fellow late night host.
On Monday night, Kimmel and Bob Odenkirk mocked Jimmy Fallon's penchant for playing games with his guests.
Odenkirk pretended he didn't want to play a game of Heatherball, tetherball but enhanced with the image of Heather Graham on the ball. He placed a pretend call to his publicist when Kimmel pushed him.
If you read the comments on Youtube, you'd think this was a serious affront at Fallon's expense. Some cheered Kimmel for dissing Fallon. Others didn't get the bit at all, thinking Odenkirk really didn't want to play and was being a jerk. Others didn't know Fallon plays games on his show.
There is a problem when you have to explain a joke.
As Jay Leno said recently, Kimmel has a mean streak, though I think this was just a good-natured jab. And Odenkirk certainly was a willing participant in the bit, if not the instigator.
Personally, I find many of Fallon's games annoying. I can't imagine the celebrities enjoy making fools of themselves. Maybe they like not having to talk and prefer the goofiness. It's easier than trying to sound intelligent or be clever and entertaining.
Although many are truly lame, some games have amusing moments. When he was hosting Late Night, Fallon had Stiller and Meara play charades. It was funny. I also liked a Pictionary showdown on Late Night with Ann Curry. That included audience members as players. I really don't care for the beer pong or flip cups or the races through the studio and hallways.
I'd rather watch old clips of Johnny Carson - the golden age of late night TV. I really liked Tom Snyder's interviews, too. I'd even prefer seeing Leno and Letterman again.
For the most part, late night TV is dead.
It's a life-long habit I'm finding surprisingly easy to break.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
My God, this is gruesome.
From the Center for Medical Progress:
The eighth video in the ongoing controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts shows the CEO of StemExpress, LLC, a major buyer of fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, admitting the company gets “a lot” of intact fetuses, suggesting “another 50 livers a week” would not be enough, and agreeing abortion clinics should profit from the sale: http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2015/08/planned-parenthood-baby-parts-buyer-stemexpress-wants-another-50-liversweek-financial-benefits-for-abortion-clinics/
StemExpress is a for-profit biotech supply company that has been partnered with Planned Parenthood clinics across the country to purchase human fetal parts since its founding in 2010. StemExpress’ Medical Director, Dr. Ronald Berman, is an abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.
In the video, actors posing as another human biologics company meet with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer, plus Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs Kevin Cooksy, and Procurement Manager Megan Barr. StemExpress and the actors are discussing a potential partnership to supply extra fetal body parts to each other.
Planned Parenthood is a "volume institution" when it comes to selling dead baby body parts.
Reminder: Jeb isn't the only Republican who wants to defund Planned Parenthood. Hillary's message to all of them: https://t.co/aayHEMCfNl— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2015
Hillary Clinton says, "I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood."
Publicly-funded Planned Parenthood cuts off baby heads and jokes about it. Trump said nasty stuff about Kelly. Which one will media cover?— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 25, 2015
Let's all talk about Trump and Kelly. Don't focus on the atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood and its relationship with Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and the president of the United States.
All that matters is whether or not Trump will apologize for retweeting a tweet that called Kelly a bimbo.
Yeah, that's really important. Big stuff.