Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wave Bye Bye To the Bird, Pontiac that is

Can you believe it? The GTO, Pontiac brand fire bird is going, and gone. One of my first ciars was a pontiac and I loved the way it drove. That was like 40 years ago, but that does not diminish the thrill at all.

I mean I don’t like gas guzzlers and muscle cars, but I used to like the Pontiac.


TIVO Or Not TIVO — Politicos and TV shows I can no longer watch

During the political heat of last year by the time I watched the news or CNN it was old news. Online sites had captured the whole thing in a capsule. Then I would blog it and research it and I was an expert. No need for the papers, too late, no need for the news, too soft.

I used TIVO in the headlines to play off “To Be” I use a DVR, but you get my drift.

There is mucho blog chatter about ratings for post-election political talk shows. The ratings are down, and Heloise suspects that the TIVO or DVR crowd has also cut back on the programs that it records for later watching.

For the record I record all the 5:30 major news networks. That is redundant because each one repeats one.

I made that up, but it is soooo true. But I record them just the same. I also record all the Sunday talking heads: from McLaughlin to Meet the Press. I press that record series setting.

Reading on Huffpo today got me to thinking about Chris Matthews’ Hardball. I no longer record his show. Why because it was not record-worthy. I no longer record Rachel Maddow show. Why? She was getting boring with a capital B. She just got duller and duller as she continued to talk bad Bush and good Bush (which I am sure she is conversant with) and I lost interest.

I watched with rapt interest Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, but no more, bye bye Idol Stars!

Then there are the other shows I TIVO — Celebrity Apprentice, Top Model, 60 Minutes, Dateline, 20/20 and a few specials as they arise.

That’s my list more or less. It was what kept me abreast of the rest.

Tim F. Geithner — Cronolegy?

Tim Geithner has done it again. Is he this strongest link between Wall Street and the crone-ology, or knowledge of the banks and their corrupt schemes? My word “cronolegy” meaning knowledge of the crones who were involved.

The evidence is strong, stunning and damaging:

Timothy F. Geithner, who as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank oversaw many of the nation’s most powerful financial institutions, stunned the group with the audacity of his answer. He proposed asking Congress to give the president broad power to guarantee all the debt in the banking system, according to two participants, including Michele Davis, then an assistant Treasury secretary.

Obama may regret this Tim move.


Joan Rivers to Annie Duke: “Beyond White Trash!” LOL

Name calling and personal attacks were everywhere on Sunday’s Celebrity Apprentice.

It ended badly for Melissa. She was shut out by the poker player and the playboy Bunnie. They trumped her and for a second it seemed to me like Jew vs Gentile. It really did create a great divide between these ladies. I don’t think Joan Rivers’ comments in other board rooms was helpful.

Tonight it was ON — Joan to Duke “You are beyond white trash!” That’s beyond the pale because it was a personal attack.

Duke and the playboy Bunnie did not offer personal attacks if you noticed. They are much to well versed in PC talk. They do what most WASPs do well: ignore your ass and smile in your face.

Joan and Melissa had enough. Melissa was fired probably because she did not raise much money. She had no big dig resources. The Rivers were a tad jealous of the big pockets that Duke could dig into.

Trump passed a message to Cramer and they decided that Melissa Rivers had to go. Melissa went alright, cursing all the way with some fine choice words.

Joan may not return to show and may be fired de facto.


Bea Arthur Dies of Cancer at 86

Bea Arthur of Golden Girls fame has died at home of cancer.

LOS ANGELES — Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows “Maude” and “The Golden Girls” and who won a Tony Award for the musical “Mame,” died Saturday. She was 86.

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give details.

Huffpo source

I must be getting old because I recall watching this show very well. It was a little ahead of its time in that it highlighted old ladies as sexy and having sex.


Sleepy Summers Guest on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

Did you see Summers sleeping at the credit card summit Obama held last week? It was pretty funny. I found it at Huffpo.

I ask you does that make this former president of Harvard any less credible because he fell asleep at the credit card wheel? Probably not. But he needs to lay off the turkey sandwiches before the meetings.

He did not have much to say on Fox New that I could discern. What else is new?


Death, killers, songs and singing are good for business

You noticed what gets the most traffic on Youtube? Songs and death. In the 11 years I’ve been online and blogging I’ve learned you can’t make money on the Internet. And that your friends online are just that — online.


Obama’s 100 Days — Who Cares?

The Sunday shows counted off on their opinion of Obama’s first 100 days. It’s not what they expected some say. It was not about what we thought the first 100 days would be about. We thought it would be about schooling, but it was about banking.

We thought it was going to be about Iraq but it was about Somali pirates. We thought it was about staring down N. Korea but Obama was staring down Hugo Chavez. We thought it was about Obama’s socialism and his style and yes, it was about that.

We breath a sigh of relief that it’s not about Ayers and Rev. Wright, but instead about an obscure little book that Chavez hands him in the Summit.

We knew it all along.


Stephanopoulos Talks To Ahmadinejad, Prez of Iran

Listening to the interview with Ahmadenijad, president of Iran is painful. His ignorance about human nature is showing.

While he would love to kill him some Jews he’s cool about it. While he knows full well that racism is part of his culture, heritage and woven into his DNA he speaks falsely of ending racism in the world.  Yet he is the greatest spouter for, by and into racism. Go figure.

Bottomline — he’s not smart but a presidential idiot of a Middle Eastern country neighbor to a synthetic country (Pakistan) borne out of racism!

We will probably have a new start with Iran when that old fart is gone.

What did George (watch) think of this interview?

Not sure, he  tried to talk him out of his racist stance by pointing out that the Holocaust is a foregone historical conclusion.  You, Iranian president are wasting your time on that dead horse. But to no avail, this guy is addle and ill-informed.

Racism is not going anywhere in the world, it is here to stay — get over it United Nations.


Swine Flu — Clever Killer Goes Viral (1918 and 2009)

Spanish Flu of 1918 killed 20 to 100 million people. It was distinguished by killing healthy people. That is probably why the clever killer killed so many people. It did not have to mutate or wait for someone to get sick to kill them, it was like a walking pneumonia, deadly, silent, clever.

Viruses are more clever than people and bacteria combined. Why, because viruses are NOT living, they are like metallic robots who take orders only from other such robots using the DNA of the host.

Fast forward to 2009 and this Yahoo! report of swine flu.

MEXICO CITY – A new swine flu strain that has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has “pandemic potential,” the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, and it may be too late to contain the sudden outbreak.

If people think they can outsmart this clever virus, they would be wrong. You have to outrun this bad boy. That means keep your hands clean and away from your face and mouth. The bad news with a respiratory-type virus is that all you have to do is inhale and exhale and you’re dead.

That’s clever as hell. This is why you can’t kill it or outsmart it. You have to outrun it with prevention. WHO officials will have their hands full containing this flu. Could it become a pandemic? By 2012 it could.

This news is clearly one that belongs in the Pig Trough, here at the Trough! But the bad thing is that this new virus is a melange of 3 viruses from other sources such as chicken flu. It has been reported to be passed from human to human. That’s not good. It means viral spread.