Did you miss season one and two to Downton Abbey? Don’t feel like an outcast. You can catch up. Remember when you couldn’t communicate with some of us during Big Love? Well, same goes for Downton Abbey. Oh and yes, is is NOT DownTOWN Abbey. Season 3 of Downton Abbey begins Sunday night at 9 pm on channel 26. (PBS)
Here is a concise catch up so you know whose who and what’s been going on at Downton Abbey:
Fox News’ opinion website Fox Nation ran quite the headline above a story on Rachel Maddow’s Grammy Award nomination.
The MSNBC host was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album with her book, “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.” Fellow category nominees include Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.
While most websites ran with a straightforward headline announcing her nomination, Fox Nation took a different approach.
Above a bizarrely-chosen photo of Maddow, a headline reads, “Rachel Madd-Cow Gets a Grammy Nomination?”
When Maddow appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show in 2011, the MSNBC host discussed how she receives hate mail from people who call her Rachel Mad-Cow.
Remember Krystal Ball, the Democratic political candidate from the 1st District? In 2009, a couple of local male bloggers had quite the time at her expense. It seems that some rat bastard had released a few pictures of her and her first husband at a private party. The pictures involved what the older generation would probably describe as silliness punctuated with a little naughtiness. It was all in good fun but definitely not something you want to surface during a political campaign.
The male bloggers had all sorts of nasty comments to make, posted everything, knuckled dragged in typical caveman style and were generally speaking, obnoxious male Chauvanist pigs. There was no thought given to the fact that Ms Ball was someone’s wife, mother, daughter, sister. Something mildly naughty was turned into “something dirty” and dealt with about like a 12 year old boy might deal with it. To Krystal’s credit, she addressed the issue, said she wished those pictures were not released, apologised to her ex-husband who she said did not deserve the exposure, and looked the media and audience in the eye, and said, in essence, that she was not going to allow herself to be treated like a whore over something this silly.
When social change comes, it often knocks us over, especially if its arrival has been fraught with difficulty. Now we find out that after all these years, Green Lantern is gay. Well, good for Green Lantern. More interesting than the comic series, watching the social conservatives take out their green lantern comic books as though they were removing chicken crap with their fingers will be the real entertainment. Sorry guys, you know statistic tell us 10%….
DC Comics announced on Friday that Green Lantern, a superhero staple for decades, is gay. (And all of this time, my money was on Wonder Woman or Aquaman.) When bigotry falls, it often falls fast — gay marriage, Barack Obama as the first gay president and now popular superheroes like Green Lantern.
Today Whitney Houston will be layed to rest. Her untimely death knocked her fans for a loop. The cause of death has not been released but that hasn’t kept the public from speculating and blaming her not-so-private addiction problems. The truth is, no one knows what was the cause of her death.
Meanwhile, the controversial New Jersey governor, Chris Christie has ordered the flag to be flown at half mast on all government buildings in honor of Whitney Houston. Sadly, he has been under a barrage of criticism for honoring Houston in this manner. One of his harshest critics has been a woman whose son was killed last month in Afghanistan. Much of the criticism has been that we shouldn’t be honoring pop stars, especially ones who have died from addiction problems.
The Cain Train is derailing again as yet another woman steps forward to proclaim having had a 13 year affair with married-man Herman Cain. This news can’t go over too well with the base. However, most are keeping a stiff upper lip.
Most people can get by with an indiscretion or two if and only if they haven’t bashed others over their marriage behavior. Cain has been a basher so he will have a harder time overcoming the long string of women who have voiced some form of impropriety.
Poor Rick Perry misspoke and said the voting age was 21. Give the guy a break. He misspoke. Picking at Perry over misstating the voting age is petty. His gaffe was small potatoes and very forgiveable. Perhaps the voting age should be 21.
Meanwhile, Newt equivocates and says he wasn’t a lobbyist because he didn’t need the money. He charged $60,000 a speech. Does this offend anyone? Mr. Sell a Speech. Make no mistake. Newt is an insider. Newt makes more per half hour than a truck driver in South Carolina makes in a year. Twice as much as a matter of fact. He makes $20,000more in that half hour than a registered nurse or elementary teacher makes in a year. There is just something wrong with his arrogance.
When did Fox News turn in to the 700 Club? Apparently this past Thanksgiving. The foxies all got bunched up over counting how often President Obama said ‘God’ in his Thanksgiving Day address. Give me a break! Thanksgiving is a secular holiday.
Jon Stewart has a great deal to say about the Foxies making much ado over stuffing on Thanksgiving:
Isn’t religion a private matter? Fox News really made a big deal out of this issue. They have outdone themselves. This falls into the land of who cares with me. I don’t need presidents to tell me to talk about God. If I want to, I do. If I don’t, I don’t.
Let’s face it, The job of Fox News is to stir up stuff about President Obama.
The introduction to Lyin’ Ass Bitch was played as Michele Bachmann walked in to the Jimmy Fallon Show to promote her new book. I don’t think she recognized the music. I didn’t. However, someone must have given her a heads up because she was furious.
I don’t blame her. The band was disrespectful. Even if it passed her by, it was still disrespectful and undeserved. This might be a case where someone needs to be furloughed for a week.
Bachmann was even more furious that a day went by before she got an apology from NBC and Jimmy Fallon, who said he was unaware that was going to happen. Again, I don’t blame her. I am waiting to hear about the consequences for those who made an extremely poor choice. Strange that those who actually misbehaved have not issued an apology.
Today, if Dorothy were to encounter men with no brains, no hearts, and no balls,
she wouldn’t be in Oz.
She’d be in Congress!
The women aren’t much better. Has Congress ever had such a low approval rating? Thanks to Bear for our Sunday Birthday wish to the Wizard of Oz.
More importantly, the wizard was just a little man behind a curtain, not the all-powerful. Who really is behind the curtain and who is really running things? I think we all should be scared. Whoever is running things is rich and powerful and the rest of us are just peons.
My eyes are on the jesters. They gain confidence and always know where the skeletons are buried. Meanwhile, watch out for the flying monkeys and the witches. The witches aren’t what they seem to be. We aren’t in Kansas any more.
Jon Stewart tells us that the soul of America has been awakened by Eric Cantor’s battle cry. Americans are being pitted against Americans. Who are we up against? University professors who can flunk you for beng too openly conservative at Fictional U! Go fighting figments of your paranoid imagination!
There is a long list of enemies. Can you list them? You might have to listen more than once. I did.
There is a little math involved and even a Venn diagram.
Yesterday Hank Williams Jr. appeared on The View, sporting a Mickey Mantle baseball shirt. He made an even bigger fool of himself and showed little class. He did explain that he didn’t think of Obama as Hitler, he was making an analogy. He has another analogy about ‘kicking cow turds.”
He now is blaming ESPN and Fox News for his troubles and feels he was set up. He is calling for a boycot of ESPN and Fox News in his new song that came out at 3 pm 10/10/11,” Keep The Change.”
You know, I never ever thought I would be in the position of defending Fox News. I guess this is just one of those times. Williams might as well be saying the Devil Made Me Do It.
I am also getting over the gross out of Williams wearing the shirt of St. Mickey Mantle. Some things are sacred! The Mick wouldn’t like this.
Beck played a clip of Stewart asking how the Occupy Wall Street protesters aren’t like the tea party, and said, “How long do you have Jon? You’ve only got a half hour show. I’ve got a two hour show, and I can’t fit it in two hour, Jon. Open your eyes, you moron. Stu said, Yeah, but if you just say it, and the crowd laughs, it’s true that makes it true. They’re the same. They’re exactly the same. How are they different? They’re talking about killing and cannibalizing the rich. Just like the tea party.” Beck chimed in, “They’re talking about revolution in the streets and destroying the entire system, just like the tea party.” Stu said, “Remember when the tea party talked about Google Jews and how evil they are?” Beck came back with more insults for Stewart, “It must be true, you dope. You know Jon Stewart; I have absolutely no respect for you. You are not a thinking man at all.”
There are a couple people not to mess with on here. One is Bill Clinton and the other is Jon Stewart. I might have to add Steve Jobs to the list but so far, he is not on there. This was Glenn Beck and crew’s response to the video segment on the Daily Show entitled Parks and Demonstration.
Glenn Beck basically has no class. He is coarse and common and it is wonderful that he is no longer on Fox News. Actually the gang of 5 who replaced him are doing a pretty decent job. Of course, they profit by comparison. The first thing Beck needs to do is grow up. Maybe his wife can help him work on acquiring some class. His bishop needs to get hold of him. No Mormon I have ever known has acted like this.
Jon Stewart is probably smirking right now. Go Jon.
Gretchen disavows his remarks about the president.
Hank Williams Junior mouth flashed on Fox and Friends. He compared President Obama to Hitler. In addition, he said that Obama and Biden were the enemy. His bosses at ESPN didn’t like it and they fired him from singing “Are You Ready for Some Football,” his Monday night theme song.