Monday's Debate!!! Will this be a "Hold your Nose" election?!? What if there's a tie in the Electoral College?!? The baloney thrown at Obama!!! Speaking of baloney, El-Rushbo comes to mind!!! The World Series!!! Annnd...The best man-woman pairing on television since "Moonlighting"!!!
When the presidential debates began, (except for the first one) Romney was coming across as a guy who was nothing like the guy in those Republican debates. In the Republican debates, he came across as "Mr. Hard Ass"! In the 2nd and 3rd presidential debates, Mitt Romney came across as "Mr. Gentle"!
If Romney wins the election, which Mitt Romney will we get? And here's what's scary. I'm not sure if Romney can answer that question. Every con-man and flip-flopper I've ever known is someone who is guided by which way the "rich wind" is blowing.
Okay...LET'S GET BUSY!!!
Headline #1: Monday's debate!!!
Most folks think Obama won the debate, but many (like Glenn Beck) were astounded at the way Romney presented himself. If he was trying to come across as the new and gentle Mitt, that's fine, but he forgot to come across as something else. Someone who really knows something about foreign policy and how some things (for National Security reasons) have to stay behind closed doors in the White House. Some of the loud mouthed radio and television talking heads need to learn that lesson as well.
Headline #2: Will this be a "Hold your nose" election?
And please don't tell me this is the first time you've heard or thought that question.
Headline #3: What if there's a tie in the Electoral College?
Yes, that could happen. If all the (then) voting in the House and Senate went the way we would figure they would go (vote), it's entirely possible that the president would end up being Mitt Romney and the vice president would be Joe Biden. That possible combination alone would probably be the reason something would happen immediately. Said "something" being what most of us have wanted to happen for a long time. The elimination of the electoral college. I mean, the person with the most votes should win, right? Several times in our history, that hasn't happened. Including the 2000 election.
Something to ponder, folks.
Headline #4: The baloney thrown at Obama!
Look, I don't have a problem with people who don't like Obama as their president because of the way he seems to have handled things like our terrible economy, etc. In previous blogs I have stated I thought he (Obama) made a serious mistake by immediately spending so much time on health care when he should have been spending all that time on our economy. I think his health care thinking is a problem well worth thinking about and improving buuuut....Nothing but nothing was more important than our economy.
Again...people want him out of the White House because of reasons like THAT?!? Totally understandable.
What ISN'T understandable is all the nonsense that has been spewed about him since about the first day he was in office. Things that were said over and over and over again to the point where the "fibbers" ended up believing their own fibs. Fibs that in the final analysis were/are disgusting.
In no particular order, here are some of the whoppers that were said over and over again by our favorite story tellers;
Death panels. B.S.
Not a legal citizen. B.S.
He hates America. B.S.
His apology tour. B.S.
His wife hates America. B.S.
He's a secret Muslim. B.S.
He can't talk unless he has a Tele-Prompter. B.S. And you KNOW it's B.S. if you watched the debates.
Back to the "apology tour" B.S. for a second...Nice out of context editing, boys and girls. But it's still B.S.
Again...You don't want Obama to have a second term because you think he's been a lousy president? I have no problem with that argument. The B.S.? It's desperate people who resort to that kind of argument(s).
Headline #5: Speaking of baloney, El-Rushbo comes to mind!!!
Sometimes you gotta wonder where all these B.S. statements about Obama came from. Some will tell you that the leader of the pack is none other than El-Rushbo, the king of all the talking heads. I don't know if the charge is true, but he has (at the least) supported a lot of this nonsense. He's a great salesman. He makes people believe and eat a lot of baloney. But when you cut through his "charm" and if you're not hypnotized, you certainly had to notice at one time or another some things about him that appeared to be a little mean at times. Things like his view of minorities. People of color. People who are gay. Things like that. Women. Like the terrible things he said about the college student. I know. A lot of you think that most of that stuff is entertaining. But how funny would it be if you were a member of the "minority" he has little use for or women.
It was interesting to note that when El-Rushbo was about to marry his 4th wife, he gave Elton John more than a million dollars to sing at his wedding. Uhhh....Unless I'm wrong, isn't Elton John gay? Four wives, no children. Hmmmm...I'm probably as wrong as all those people who leveled those phony charges against Obama, but what's the word that describes what's on your face if you haven't shaved for a month or two or longer?
See how easy it is to make people think about things that probably have nothing to do with the truth?
Headline #6: The World Series!!!
This has been a great year for baseball. Especially the playoffs and now the World Series. Thrilling games on top of thrilling games. And a lot of stuff that surprised us. Like last night's game featuring a Detroit pitcher who seemed to be invincible. Until last night. Game 2 will be played in San Francisco tonight.
Headline #7: The best man-woman pairing since "Moonlighting"!!!
If you remember "Moonlighting", you probably also remember it was 1985 when Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd were the two stars of that show. Big, big hit. And both of them are still having very nice careers.
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are the stars of the new ABC show, "Elementary" and after three episodes, I'm convinced this is the best man-woman pairing since the pair on "Moonlighting". Miller does most of the talking, but Liu is able to say more with a lengthy "look" than most actors can say with words. Love ya Lucy and love the show. Thursday nights on ABC.
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I actually planned to write about one more subject, but because I think I've pretty much written enough for today, I am not going to write about the subject of "DEATH"! But I will write about that subject next week.
Okay...I didn't see any new films in my favorite cineplex this past week. Here come some short observations about a new TV film and some other TV shows.
"The Girl" is a new HBO film that was shown last Saturday night and is being rerun a lot. It's a true story about the late Alfred Hitchcock who destroyed Tippi Hedren's career after she starred in the Hitchcock films, "The Birds" and "Marnie". Toby Jones plays Hitchcock and Sienna Miller plays Hedren.
According to this film, Hitchcock tried the old "casting couch" thing with Hedren but she rejected him. After several rejections, he supposedly ruined her career. I don't remember "Marnie", but I damn sure remember "The Birds". That film scared the hell out of me.
The STARZ show "Boss" is now on hiatus, but their season-ender this past Friday night was terrific. I can hardly wait for more new episodes. Kelsey Grammer is playing a bad guy the likes of which I didn't know he was/is capable of. "Boss" is high drama, folks. Good writing, good acting.
This is the final season for Showtime's "Dexter" and they're going out with a BANG! Good, good stuff to remember 'em by.
"Homeland". Sunday nights on Showtime. It's been announced they'll be back for a 3rd season, but this 2nd season has us on the edge our chairs.
Another terrific episode of "The Good Wife" on CBS this past Sunday night. Same deal with ABC's "Revenge". Both of these shows are addictive.
As is "Parenthood", Tuesday nights on NBC. This past episode was the classic example of emotional things flying all over the place.
Lot of good television out there. Do yourself a big and free favor. Check out some of these shows. Believe me when I tell you that a few of them will hook you like they've hooked me.
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THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforeseen circumstances, Thursday night, November 1 or very early Friday morning, November 2.
I hope that all of you have a very pleasant weekend and a Happy Halloween next Wednesday. Trick or Treat!!!
The election is 12 days from now. November 6. When you decide who you'll vote for, please think of our two word wish: AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!