Thursday, April 26, 2007


I don't know who's responsible for the quote that's our headline today, but that person was and is SOOO right! There IS no business like the business known as "Show".

Here come several examples of that statement beginning with what is the show known as "American Idol". Last night, 30 million dollars (maybe more) was raised for charity. And the producers were charitable when they told the six remaining finalists that NONE of them would be eliminated last night. Two American Idol finalists will be eliminated next Wednesday which means that (maybe) Chris and Lakisha will sing a duet to close that show.

Other showbiz items...

Actor Hugh Grant. Remember him? The guy who sat still while Jay Leno said, "What the hell were you thinking?" That was after Grant was arrested while trying to have fun with a woman in a car, who....Well, she was a woman named "Divine", proving that names can be deceiving and also proving how drugs and or alcohol can alter one's view of how attractive another human being is. I mean, Hugh Grant was then living with Elizabeth Hurley, who was and is a world class beauty! Anyway, Grant is in the news again. He was arrested for assaulting a photographer with a bucket of baked beans.

Actor Richard Gere. Major, major babe magnet. A court in India has issued an arrest warrant for Gere. His crime? Publicly kissing one of their actresses. A crime that could result in Gere spending three months in prison in India. India is a place that Gere visits often while doing work that is described as benevolent. Different countries have different laws and Gere finds himself in the position of having to avoid arrest while also ending the good work he's done in that country. However, it's believed that throwing a bucket of baked beans at someone is pretty much a crime anywhere.

Actress/talk host/activist Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie is responsible for dramatic ratings increases on the television show, "The View". Yesterday, she announced that ABC wanted to renew her contract for three years, but she wanted to renew for only one year, so sometime in June she will be leaving The View. Donald Trump is doing a lot of crowing about how he's somewhat responsible for Rosie being "fired", but no one else is saying she's been fired. In fact, we're told that she'll be back occasionally. After making the announcement about her situation on The View yesterday, Rosie immediately (again) called for the impeachment of President Bush.

And here comes my "for whatever it's worth" on this subject.

Day before yesterday, democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. You can read about Kucinich's reasons elsewhere, but this citizen (me) has had trouble with the way this adminstration has been doing business for several years.

It is my belief that this administration is the worst administration in my lifetime. Yes, even worse than the Carter administration, which is really saying something. And as time goes on, I believe that this administration will quite possibly be known in future history books as the worst administration in America's history.

I've said this before, but I'll say it again. I was raised in a military family, for a short period of time, I wore a military uniform, (nothing heroic, a good conduct medal that's highly questionable) the people in this administration ain't MY kind of Republicans and I believe that if Barry Goldwater was alive today, he'd be a Democrat.

Having said all that, I'm very slow to support an impeachment position. It never got to that point (though it was about to), but I wasn't in favor of impeaching Nixon. Why he never stood up and admitted to mistakes regarding a bush league burglary was the height of arrogance and stupidity. The impeachment of Clinton was a joke. Yeah, perjury can't be taken lightly, every guy who's ever "strayed" understood why a guy wouldn't want to admit to something his wife would hear him admitting to, but when you're the PRESIDENT, you're supposed to be truthful.
Even if it hurts.

What has made me reconsider the impeachment possibility in this administration is after listening to words spoken at hearings involving the late Pat Tillman and the very much alive, Jessica Lynch.

Oh, there's the lying about why we went to Iraq, but there's the "plausible deniability" aspect involving "bad intelligence info". Staying with the lie about Saddam Hussein somehow having something to do with 9/11, then being responsible for our "terrorism" concerns and then the, "Well he's a bad guy" argument can all be filed under the category, "That's my story/stories and I'm stickin' to it/them". Translation? It's politics. Everybody else has done it.

One of the biggest problems with the "leadership" we now have is the lack of military service any of them have had which leads to a lack of understanding about all things that are military related. The so-called planning for the Iraq invasion was off the charts stupid. We were at least 300,000 troops short of the force that should have been sent, the lack of bulletproof vests that worked, armor on vehicles. the horrible medical care, etc., etc.

And then there's the Tillman-Lynch situations. Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire. An attempt to turn him into a "hero" resulted in flat out lies being told about how he'd been killed.

Jessica Lynch was injured and captured. An attempt to turn her into a hero by referring to her as some kind of "Rambette" as opposed to "Rambo" resulted in flat out lies being told about how she'd been captured and how she was eventually released.

During her testimony, Jessica Lynch said it all when she said, "The truth is always more heroic!"

Repeat after me; The truth is always more heroic!

This is something the Bush administration doesn't understand and for the first time in my life, I'm ready to support an impeachment.


All these new slot machines will be a HUGE mistake!


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