That's the Susan Rice one. I'll highlight the other tomorrow. (I think that's how we're all doing it, but I could be wrong.)
You know what I love about the net and about blogging? We get to provide instant reactions. Gone are the days of the Pony Express, you know? We're instant. Something happened, here's what people are thinking!
If you're thinking, "Betty that sounds like sarcasm in your voice. Are you being sarcastic?" Damn right.
Today, finally, after eleven days of not posting, Hillary Is 44 finally rouses itself long enough to post "Unravel #4: Egypt - Why Won't Obama Demand Morsi Resign?":
January 2011 it was obvious to all but the Hopium Guzzlers what would happen in Egypt and Egypt is game over:
“The boobery from Obama has been ceaseless. From the first Obama pandered to Arabs and Muslims and snubbed Israel. Obama thought that if he strapped on a ukulele and sang “Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me” theDuring that season of gullibility and fantasy-politik Obama and the foolish assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood constituted too small a group, that it was unpopular, and that in either case the Muslim Brotherhood had forsworn running a candidate in Egyptian elections.
gangsgovernments of the Middle East would sing along. But these governments have interests and strategies that will not be swayed by Obama’s flood of words, backed up by more words and yet more words. Weakness is not respected in the Middle East and Barack Obama is weak and foolish. [snip]
In most if not all instances, the revolution in the streets, hailed in the West as steps forward, ended in theocracy and authoritarianism. The people are tools to establish dictatorships. The hopes that start with calls from the street for democracy - end in small groups of men who seize power and throttle the voice of the people.”
The well organized Muslim Brotherhood not only fielded a presidential candidate. He won. The Muslim Brotherhood candidates also gobbled up the legislature. We were then assured the Egyptian courts and the military would block the crazies – as if the entire Muslim Brotherhood was not “the crazies”.
Subsequently, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi declared himself authority over the military and removed Egyptian military officials that might block his full control. That much power was not enough for the Muslim Brotherhood.
You know, I used to post twice a week. And I felt awful about that. I felt like I was the laziest person in the world. However, I never went 11 days without posting.
"666 Park Avenue." Does anyone care at this point?
The show's getting the axe, so maybe not. If not, that's fine. I don't have a great deal to write about because despite talk that the whole thing was heading to a real resolution in these last episodes, they served up a turkey of a show last night.
I don't think I've ever been bored watching the show before. I was bored last night.
Was it me? Maybe it was just me. Maybe the fact that ABC is yanking it after the 13 episodes air has me in a foul mood?
I will more than allow for that.
But I thought the episode was hideous.
Brian founds out his wife was an addict again. She returned to tell him she had been in rehab. Yes, she vanished on her husband without telling him. No, that did not make a great deal of sense. Or that he didn't have a real fit on that. If it were my husband and he disappeared to go to rehab and showed up after to tell me, I think I'd have a few words to share about how I should have been informed before rehab so I wouldn't spend 30 days thinking he might be dead. Instead, he had about one sentence on how Louise was back on drugs (asking) and then it was rush over to the blond who works for Louise that he slept with and tell her she's quitting her job, moving out of the Drake and leaving him and Louise alone.
I didn't hate that storyline. And my daughter was thrilled to see Brian. She's got a crush on that actor.
I didn't mind Vanessa Williams story. Though Olivia (like Brian) wasn't on much. Shaw stole the box, remember? We don't know what's in the box but it may be supernatural. Well Shaw's being tortured and Gavin's questioning him when Shaw tells him that Olivia knows their daughter killed herself and that the car crash wasn't an accident. He goes on to tell Gavin that his daughter found out what Gavin really was and that's why she took her own life.
Gavin didn't know Olivia knew. We did. Remember when she nearly crashed the car with Jane in it a few weeks back? And at the end of the episode burned their daughter's suicide note?
So Olivia tells Gavin that she did know about the suicide and points out that Shaw (who isn't even really Shaw? Who is he? They won't tell us and they really think we care) hurt him and Gavin should repay him.
Shaw sees his father in front of him and tells him that he left the box with a priest at some church. The father's not the father, it's Gavin.
He heads to the church where -- is he a vampire? -- the priest says Shaw told him that Gavin wouldn't be able to enter a church.
While he's getting the box, Olivia lets Shaw have it. But he says that Olivia and Gavin's daughter is alive. Olivia doesn't believe him. But, as I understood it, Olivia knows she didn't tell Shaw about the note, that only she had seen the note so the implication is he learned about the note from Olivia's (living) daughter. He tells her if she helps him escape, he'll take her to her daughter.
She apparently does.
This needed more scenes than it got.
What we didn't need.
Over and over.
Damn, she bored the hell out of me.
Not because of the actress. She did the best she could with a bunch of crap that served no purpose other than watch-us-string-along-the-audience. Which they did without revealing anything.
As you may remember, she was going through a secret staircase when the floor closed on her last time.
She's now in a mental ward. If they'd made Henry look normal, I might have bought it. But they made everyone (including Henry) look just a little different.
So I knew we were in a fantasy or dream. They wasted the entire episode with that crap.
At the very end, she's finally back at the Drake and Nona asks her what happened? She doesn't know, can't remember. Nona takes her to an apartment of a woman who may be able to help. But Nona says she can't go in because the woman won't like having more than one person present. So Jane prepares to enter. End of episode.
Maybe it was me but the whole Jane thing was a waste of time. There are answers that I want and I assume other viewers want and we don't have time for being jerked around.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):