Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sheen, Brewer, Obama, and Lee Majors

1)      Charlie Sheen booed off the stage in Detroit in his first tour stop.  Shocking.  Amazing how unfunny this no-talent hack is when Chuck Lorre isn’t writing for him.
2)      Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is attending the Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sunday night.  I think she will be on stage with Willie Nelson to make him feel and look younger. 
3)      Still with the hypocritical Brewer, while she rants, raves, and sues against the Affordable Care Act, the state of Arizona’s Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) just received a $500Million grant to help coordinate care for people with mental illness and chronic health problems.  The source of the grant?  The Affordable Care Act, of course. 
4)      Elton John was a hoot as SNL host last night.  Can’t remember the last time the show had an evening of sketch after sketch being so funny. 
5)      As much as I struggled with Big Love the last two seasons, the series ended the only way it could.  Thumbs up to the producers, writers, cast, and crew.
6)      Season One of Shameless ended and it was a tremendous debut season.  Can’t wait for its return.  Next up AMC’s The Killing, Showtime’s The Borgias, and HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Timothy Olyphant’s portrayal of US Marshall Raylan Givens on FX’s Justified is as good as it gets.
7)      Those that criticize President Obama’s handling of the Libyan crisis are political hacks, suffer from memory loss, or are complete douche nozzles.  Desert Storm was a massive response to an Arab dictator’s unlawful invasion of a fellow Arab neighbor, yet it took FIVE months before we took significant action with our broad coalition.  Operation Enduring Freedom, which wasn’t an emergency situation, was badly planned and executed even worse as we still have 46,000 troops in Iraq with a prognosis of civil degradation on the horizon.  The Libyan situation, like those throughout the region, are fast moving and fluid and those expecting perfection in planning and execution are intellectually dishonest. 
8)      Boston’s The Cars will be releasing their 7th album, Move Like This, in May.  Just listened to the first single ‘Sad Song’; feel like I stepped back in time to the late 70’s and early 80’s and ended up with a mash up of My Best Friend’s Girl, Candy-O, Touch and Go, and Shale it Up.  Not the same without Ben Orr.
9)      President Obama will kick off his reelection campaign with a $1Billion war chest.  Colonel Steve Austin, the 1970’s Six Million Dollar Man, can be found at the Dollar Store.
10)   I know this is a simplistic analysis but: When was the last time you heard about a major ecological disaster and loss of life at wind or solar panel farm?

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