|Current mood:|| depressed|
|Current music:||Christopher Jordan, WSAR Fall River, MA. April, 1974|
Who Knew George Bush Was An Alien?
Ed "The Reason Glenn Beck Quit TV And He Really Should Do More Bragging About It" Schultz (http://wegoted.com/) played a clip last night of some conservative moron, I don't remember who it was, who said that the new health care law was good for Americans at the bottom but was bad for everyone else. That it was just another entitlement for the people at the bottom that the people hovering near the bottom would have to pay for. And while not coming out and saying it, this person way more than merely said that those people just should just suffer through whatever ailments they have and then die with no hope of ever seeing a doctor for the crime of being poor. Because there should be no free rides, no handouts and no mercy. Ever. For anyone. Faith, hope and charity have no place in the New World Order. Except for rich white guys like Mitt Romney who should be forgiven for everything from animal abuse to violent hate crimes and should never have to pay for anything---It's even shameful that they have to buy elections. Because they are rich and white. Which makes them entitled. To everything.
What struck me most about that short little clip is that it was the most clear illustration I can remember ever seeing of what we have to do next, which is get in there and massively redistribute the bulk of the wealth away from the 1%. That is what has to happen before any real progress can be made.
That short little clip also made me wish that I was the host or producer of a cable news show because I could build an entire hour around it. And for all I know, someone already has. I didn't watch Al or Chris or any of the others and Lawrence wasn't on because it was Friday, which means we all had to go to prison...Don't tell the warden but I cheat, I guess escape might be more accurate...by going to HBO but Bill hasn't turned me in yet.
Anyway, the point is that no one that I watched---Ed, Rachel and Bill---did anything with it. No huge deal there. They have a limited amount of time, minus commercials and tons of choices to make...Except for Bill, who has no commercials to worry about but he was stoned, as he explained as he was making his pitch to Mitt to be his Veep choice, concentrating on how he could balance the ticket, "You're against medical marijuana, I'm high right now!" and he also magnanimously donated today's title when he was talking about the Papers Please ruling. And I really hope Mitt turns down his offer because it would force me for the first time ever to vote for a Republican...And for all I know, they are all planning on doing something big with it next week...Except for Bill, who is taking a month and a half off. Which I should be really upset about but I can't be because it just reminds me even more of Johnny Carson.
And if Bob Newhart ends up guest hosting Real Time until August, no one will be more happy about it than me. Anyway, where were we? Oh yeah, Ed, Rachel and Bill---minus Bill because he's going on vacation---may at this very moment, as we speak, have interns piled into tiny, airless, smoke filled claustrophobic rooms coming up with ways to use that little clip that says so much about the Right Wing Agenda.
Anyway, the bottom line is that we need more air time for people like Ed, Rachel and Bill. And Al and Lawrence. Et al. So why does MSNBC devote so much time and energy to sending us to prison? But if they have to do it, couldn't they at least have the decency to do it by showing documentaries like Wanda, the Wicked Warden and Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks?