"Hope And Change 2011" (Hillary Is 44):
As Americans fly through the air after another year of an “economic recovery” without jobs we’ll hope to hit the garbage bags for a softer landing that will leave us only bleeding and hospitalized.
The shiny garbage bags will be better than being beaten with golf clubs. In two years we have seen enough of the golf clubs (already more than twice as George W. in all his 8 years). Mark Knoller has the other numbers detailing all the piles of words, the many trips, the vacations, the basketball, the unemployment rates and the mounting debt.
It’s our first post of the new year so we want to be hopeful and optimistic and full of good cheer. But we have to be honest – those attributes are in short supply for this year. So we’ll stick with reality and the hard times ahead.
We know the stink came from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue in 2010 and 2009. We know that the best we can expect in 2011 is a bit of stink covering perfume from the Capitol to combat the stink from 1600 Pennsylvania. But we will remain hopeful that the promises of the 2010 elections are kept.
Our sad message for 2011 is – avoid the golf clubs and aim for the garbage bags.Yea! Hillary Is 44 is back. It's a short post this time but it is back.
What a great episode last night. Did you watch?
I was crying. That was a great episode.
Renee went to see Susan to find out what she had to do to keep Susan from telling Lynette that Renee slept with Tom 20 years ago. Susan told her she had a new perspective (I'll go into why in a bit) and that it was Renee's job to tell Lynette, not Susan's. That as Lynette's friend, Renee owed it to her. Later, during a business meeting, Lynette gave Renee some oatmeal raising cookies and mentioned to their client how Renee had always loved them and told a college story about them. After that, Renee barely managed to wait until the client was gone to tell Lynette the news.
Lynette was all, "It's 20 years ago, don't worry." Then she heard the news. And it did matter. She was away for the weekend in college, visiting her folks. Renee pointed out that she and Tom had broken up. Lynette didn't think that mattered and left. Then came back because they'd taken Renee's car. She made Renee promise not to tell Tom that she knew.
That's it there.
Juanita. Poor Juanita. Gabby's is just a pain. She's pretending to put Juanita first; however, Juanita saw Gabby staring at a photo of Grace (Gabby's bio daughter) on her cell phone. It's Juanita's birthday. Carlos insists that he and Gabby go for therapy. The therapist tells them that Juanita needs to feel she matters. That now she knows Grace's parents are her biological parents and she feels nothing for them (Juantia and Grace were switched at birth and the families just learned this season). She needs to know her parents (Gabby and Carolos) care for her only. So all of Grace's photos and drawings in the house need to be taken down. Gabby fights that in the session. Then she 'forgets' to do it in the house. Then at Juanita's birthday party, she's not even talking to her daughter. And then Gabby goes and buys herself a doll.
Okay, I'm not interested in Paul but the police told him (he's in the hospital, no one knows who shot him) that his wife was the daughter of the woman in prison.
Now Bree. She let Kyle McLaughlin's character (I don't think I've seen it before) move back in and he's causing nothing but problems and I agree with Brian Austin Green that Kyle needs to leave.
The big story was Susan. In the mob, remember, Susan got trampled.
She's in the hospital.
The doctor tells her they removed one of her kidneys because of the injuries she suffered. She still has one but it turns out that it's not functioning up to the right level. She will most likely need a transplant or dialysis.
MJ (her son) is there with her and Mike is as well and he leaves (MJ's father, Susan's husband). MJ wants to know how long she's going to be there. MJ wants to know if kidneys are like hearts and could she die?
She realizes he's scared and he'd been promised some ice cream already so she says they're going to get it -- she and MJ right now. The nurse tells her she's not ready and tells her they should at least call for an orderly to wheel her. But she whispers that her son is scared and she has to do this.
SO she tries to but she's losing her balance and she passes out and then she goes into convulsions on the floor. When she comes to, she's told she has to have dialysis or a transplant.
Lynette, Bree and Gabby visit her and she asks them to promise her that if something happens to her that they will help Mike with MJ. Lynette's the only one who's strong enough to answer. Everyone avoids the questions and insist she's going to be fine. Lynette tells her, "Absolutely." Lynette really is the down to earth rock that everyone leans on.
So like I said, I was crying. I was crying when Susan told the nurse she had to do it for her son. Terri Hatcher really is a good actress. I knew that from her past stuff (like Lois & Clark) but she's so much better than she gets credit for. I never watched Desperate Housewives until this year and I'd hear insults about Terri or mild praise. And I knew she was good but she really, really isn't getting the credit she deserves for her acting.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):