Is this really front page news? With so many other things going on it would seem to me that Lilo’s latest foible wouldn’t even make the front page of the entertainment section. Unfortunately, the opposite is true and it would appear that every media outlet is running full coverage as though a different outcome was expected or deserved.
Maybe it’s more simple than that – maybe the American people need a comedic relief from all the pain and suffering that they’ve been going through in recent months. Speculation of a double-dip recession, concerns about the environment, concerns about BP dumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and even concerns about mainstream, oft-trusted companies like Johnson & Johnson poisoning their children. Maybe America does need a break; because it just doesn’t seem like Lindsay Lohan going to jail for 90 days should be this big of a deal.
More of my two cents.
Nobody can replace Oprah – her successful, 25-year daytime talk-show will be forever remembered as one of the most successful television shows of all time. To imagine anyone filling her time-slot, let alone her show, is nearly impossible, but Robin Williams’ recent David Letterman appearance pitched one possible replacement – Sarah Palin.
Senator Larry Craig (R) Idaho plead guilty to disorderly conudct last year after he was arrested in a Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport bathroom by an undercover policeman who claimed Senator Craig solicited him for sex. As part of his plea, Senator Craig denied the solicitation charges and said that he is not a homosexual.
What’s interesting about this is that Senator Larry Craig is back in the news today, after the Minnesota appeals court ruled that his rights weren’t violated before denying his bid to withdraw the guilty plea that he made earlier. For those of you that watch the television show Boston Legal, this case may strike a chord, because the solicitation chage stemmed from Craig was arrested based on tapping his foot and moving it toward a neighboring bathroom stall occupied by another person, in this case an undercover officer. Gentlemen – remember these things for future reference, because you never know what a public bathroom experience is going to reveal.
I don’t know why Sarah Palin bugs me so much, but she does. Every time I see her name or face staring back at me from the television or internet, I think to myself – “oh God, here she comes again.” This time, I have to see her standing at a Wasilla, Alaska turkey farm, cup of Starbucks in hand, as she pardons a turkey.
What’s really hillarious to me is how ignorant she really is. The media is playing her while the crackpot behind her is playing with my turkey dinner before stuffing it into some weird contraption. All the while she’s rambling on about business, how the campaign trail was, and what she’s going to do for Alaska. Heck, the only reason I like seeing Sarah Palin in the news is that I know Saturday Night Live is going to feature Tina Fey re-enacting the stupidity with an audiance laughing all the way. Do you think John McCain is watching this thinking to himself… “thank God, it’s over.”
West Hollywood isn’t the most conservative area of the country and the mostly gay community isn’t usually full of people protesting the treatment of ultra-conservative, Republican Christians like Sarah Palin, but some neighbors recently went protesting to the home of Chad Michael Morisette, a professional window display designer, who has a life-size mannequin of Palin in front of his house. No, they’re not upset that a representation of Palin has come into their neighborhood – they’re upset because Sarah Palin is hanging from a noose wrapped around her neck with McCain right above her.
“They told us we respect you as artists, we’re just concerned about the effect on the community,” Morrisette said. “I don’t resent them. I’m not angry at them. I respect their rights.” Morrisette, 28, said he talked by phone last night with West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang. He said Prang told them that he respected his first amendment rights but urged him to take down the display. “He said, “Think of the bigger picture,’” Morrisette said. “I told the mayor I will have it down by 8 a.m. Saturday. He said, ‘Thank you, the sooner the better.”
Happy Halloween, Sarah Palin.
I’m not sure if I’m writing this for informational content or humor, but since both the Associated Press and LA Times are making a big deal about it, I’ll throw it out for a laugh. Apparently two men, Daniel Cowart (20) and Paul Schlesselman (18) of West Helena, Arkansas (yes, Arkansas) were charged in the US District Court in Nashville and charged with illegal possesion of a sawed-off shotgun (in Arkansas?), conspiracy to rob a gun store, and making threats against a major presidential candidate. (I guess the charge is different if it’s not a major candidate?)
Without offending anyone, I’m kind of happy that Obama’s campaign declined to comment on this. After reading Brian Waks being quoted as saying,
“Both individuals stated that they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt,” Weaks said. “Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt.”
I’m still sort of chuckling. You don’t think this would have been a little odd in any place other than Arkansas? I hear that they’re questioning Elmo for his role in this plot, too. Does George W Bush have an alibi here? Come on guys, you can do better than this, right?
Bonus credit to those that get the reference to “yewts.”