(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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"Shared Responsibility Payment"--this is a reason
to hate all Democrats (especially the politicians), many
upper-level politicians of Republican Party, and two-thirds of
U.S. Supreme Court.  The payment is what the federal
government thinks people who do not buy government-
approved health insurance should pay as a tax or a fine.
It has come about through the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act of 2010.  It is rottenness of the
highest degree.  The only way for a good person
to destroy a bad person is to hate the bad person.
It is a rule of life!  I promote hate of rotten people,
especially Barack Hussein Obama, a promoter of
Sharia and communism and a killer.  I will not share
in paying for jackass sex-change-appearance people,
like that "Jenner" defect of nature, or foreigners, especially
illegal aliens, who are criminals, despite what shit-head
Barack Obama wants you to believe.  Hate the enemy!
I state again--I promote hate against rotten people!

- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 143 - - -

    Since 1972, I have been collecting information about television--on four-inch-by-six-inch file cards.  My collection is divided up in to sections.  One section--the largest, which can be called the general section--has information about national television shows, syndicated television shows, and such other information as schedules.  Another section covers cable television.   And yet another section covers Detroit television, and it is a section that I only developed into a separate section about ten years ago--the information in the section was once in the general section.  From time to time, I find cards in the general section that should be put in the Detroit section.  Since I published the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I found a card for a television show that I had sort of forgotten about.  Twenty-eight years ago around this time of the year, I made a card for a television show called Car Talk U.S.A., which was airing on Sundays in the early afternoon on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.  The program was designed to show off cars for sale, and, generally speaking, five cars were shown off in each program, which was hosted by Marc Avery, who was a well-known radio show host in the Detroit area, and the announcer was Donald Foggio.  The series sort of had a subtitle "The Voice of America's Car Buyer."  The cars shown were available at dealerships in the Detroit area.  The executive producer was David Breeden, and the director was Ken Crapo.  And that is the start of this edition of T.H.A.T., which focuses mostly on Detroit-area television programs.

    On Saturday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., I caught the first half-hour program of the series called Bowling Showcase Challenge Edition on WADL-TV, Channel 38.1.  The series is a local production, which actually began to be aired as Bowling Showcase on December 26, 2015--the series is a 13-week production--and Bowling Showcase Challenge Edition was or is a special group of episodes.  The episode that I caught on February 13, 2016, was hosted by Mark Martin and co-hosted by Stephanie Penxa, and Bowling Showcase Challenge Edition is a bowling tournament featuring eight bowling teams of the Detroit area (Lady Liberty, Thunder Bowl Lanes, Cherry Hill Lanes North, Novi Bowl, Merri-Bowl Lanes, Sterling Lanes, Mayflower Lanes, and Ansara/Shank) and is a set of seven programs.  By the way, during the 2014-2015 season, Mark Martin and Stephanie Penxa hosted the program called Michigan Kingpins on WKBD-TV, Channel 50.  When I reported on Michigan Kingpins in a past edition of T.H.A.T., I noted that Mark Martin was an adequate host, and he still is, and I report now that Stephanie Penxa is a little stiff in Bowling Showcase Challenge Edition, as she was in Michigan Kingpin (there has been no noticeable improvement in her style, though the style cannot be called bad--it is simply a bit lifeless).  The special set of episodes is made up of half-hour shows, and the final show, which will air sometime in March 2016, will result is a winner in the little tournament.  In the February 13, 2016, episode, the winning team was Merri-Bowl Lanes (Ryan Clark, Kristin Truszkowski, David Nikkila, Ray Shinosky, Shawn Schmidt, and Paul Barkholz), which had a score of 222, and the losing team was Ansara/Shank (Sandra Schultz, Sonja Butler, Angela Wilt, Erica Ewald, Novella Daniels, and Libbi Fletcher), which had 209.  By the way, Bowling Showcase did not show up in the television-listings grids of TV Channels, one of the paper publications of the Detroit area, for December 2015 and January 2016, so you may not have been aware of the program till now.  The program is a weekly program till it ends.

    Another program that you may not be aware of is Legal Kaleidoscope, which is running on WADL-TV, Channel 38.1, on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., and it is a law-focused program featuring Attorney TaTaNisha Reed, and the program runs for a half hour.  I finally tuned into an episode on Saturday, February 13, 2016, and the guests on the program were Judge Deborah Thomas (of the Wayne County Circuit Court system) and Attorney Kim Lewis, and the topic was rape.  Basically, the television episode of Legal Kaleidoscope is a video recording of Ms Reed's radio show, which airs on "910am Superstation," which is WFDF-AM of the Detroit area, on Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The program is shot in a radio studio so some things, such as microphone booms, get in the way of the faces of the people.  The program looks like just another in a long-line of programs that come and go.  By the way, TV Channels (a television-program listing publication) had the program listed as Law More, which is not even close to being correct the true title.

    Hold it!  Let me talk about Judge Deborah Thomas a bit.  On Thursday, February 4, 2015, I happened to be tuned in to WHPR-TV, Channel 33.1, and a program started.  There was no title shown on the screen.  I give the program, which ran about 15 minutes, starting at about 10:35 a.m., a title.  I call the program Welcome to the Courthouse.  The host was Judge Deborah Thomas, and in the program, she gave a lecture or a talk to students about what happens when a person is arrested and goes through the court system.  Welcome to the Courthouse, which was a low-budget presentation, was a good little presentation about what happens in the court system with an arrested person.  It seems very likely I did not catch the first showing of the program (which was recorded), and I know not when the first showing was, and it seems very likely to me the program will get shown again, but I do not know when.  Maybe, the program should be shown in more classrooms of the Detroit area.

    On Saturdays around this time--winter 2016--Judge Deborah Thomas hosts a half-hour-or-so-long program at about noon on WHPR-TV, and she has hosted the program for some time, and it is a talk show [Note: I will make no note here about whether or not the program passes along nonsense ideas.  I simply note that program exists.].

    I saw some crap on Channel 2.1, WJBK-TV, on February 10, 2016 at about 10:09 a.m., and that crap was on a program called The Nine, which runs on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (it is a local production of the station).  The hosts, one of whom was Lee Thomas, were flapping their gums, as usual.  At one point, they talked about Bernie Sanders (the communist or Marxist) who is running to be the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. presidency.  Keep in mind--Communism is not good, and communists are not good, since they are enslavists, usually liars and heartless people, who like to do harm to others in the long run, as history shows.  The Nine showed a video clip of Bernie Sanders playing basketball (or, really, "shooting baskets"), and Lee Thomas said--"I think it's cool he can shoot baskets.".  That comment shows how rotten Lee Thomas is.  "Communists" are not "cool", and yet Lee Thomas worked to sell the idea that a rotten man is "cool".  Yes, Lee Thomas--a man whom some people give sympathy to since he has a skin pigment problem--showed himself to be a rotten man.

    Now, I jump over to WMYD-TV, Channel 20.1, in Detroit.  On Sunday, February 14, 2016, I caught an episode of What's Up Detroit?, which is a fairly new weekly show that airs on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. for thirty minutes.  The series is for the most part an interview series.  On the episode that I caught, the host was Darius Smith, who speaks well enough.  The co-hosts were Neena Kalasho and Jennifer McMahan.  In the end credits, Chuck Bennett and Veon Selman were called the "fashion hosts," but I did not see them on this episode since they were not there.  The first main segment focused on Grace Liang, who is involved in fashion, such as as a fashion blogger.  In another segment, Darius Smith interviewed Kern Brantley, a musician.  In yet another segment, Jennifer McMahan and Neena Kalasho talked with Natalie Morris, who was speaking for Wolfgang Giegler shoes.  The final main segment had Darius Smith talking with Jessie Beld Elliot.  One problem with the episode that I saw was sometimes the speakers were a bit off mic, such as in the opening introduction segment (during which the hosts were sitting together).  During the interview segment involving Darius Smith and Kern Brantley, the shot was too tight, and the tips of heads of the two men were chopped off.  In the interview segment with Jessie Beld Elliot and Darius Smith, it was not really made clear what business Jessie Beld Elliot was involved with--it seemed to be public relations, but the host failed to make that clear to the audience [Note: That is an interviewer error].  Another problem with the program was Neena Kalasho and Jennifer McMahan came off as rather bland.  The over-all big problem was yet something else--phoniness in image.  Darius Smith is black, and Neena Kalasho seems to be Arab, and Jennifer McMahan is a white gal, and the first guest was an Asian-type gal (Grace Liang), who was from China (and did not have smooth English, hinting she had only somewhat recently showed up in the the United States of America).  It looks as if the producers worked too hard to get "diversity" on the screen, and so the program had a fake feel [Note: Hey, why were there not--for me then at least as a viewer--two super-natural-erotic asian gals with noticeable breasts in a very short mini-skirt and low-cut blouses as co-hosts?  Then, there would simply be the idea that Darius Smith wanted to be surrounded by two natural-erotic Asian gals and not two token women.]  Kern Brantley is black, and Jessie Beld Elliot sort of came of as a person with black-and-Asian heritage, and she said that she came from Korea as an adoptee.  Jessie Beld Elliot was pleasant looking, more pleasant looking than the co-hosting gals of the program were.  The program is a time-bought-on-the-station program, and a Bernie Sanders commercial was shown during the program (that means to me that Bernie Sanders--a Democrat running to be the nominee for the U.S. presidency of the Democratic Party and a communist and a rotten man--bought time from the television program, but I may be wrong).  I am not surprised that the Bernie Sanders commercial showed up, given who one of the two executive producers was and is.  Darius Smith is one executive producer, and the other executive producer is Denise Ilitch of the "Ilitch family," which, for example, is a very rich family that has been tied to the Democratic Party for decades in the Detroit area, supports Barack Obama, and owns, for one, the Detroit Red Wings.  The first episode of What's Up Detroit? was shown on January 17, 2016.  The program for February 14, 2016, was fluff and shallow in nature for the most part.  [Note: I wonder what Grace Liang, who came from China, and Jessie Beld Elliot, who came from Korea (either North Korea or South Korea), think about being on a program that promoted a communist, Bernie Sanders?  I say--Like minds get together.  Since Denise Ilitch has ties to and supports, such as monetarily, Barack Obama, and Darius Smith has ties to Denise Ilitch, and it seems very likely to me Darius Smith--a smooth talker, sort of like what Barack Obama has promoted himself to be--supports Barack Obama.  Could Darius Smith be like another Barack Obama?]

    On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1, aired a production of the station, which came off as a fluff piece, though the focus was on the Flint water crisis.  The program was done live (but it had some recorded segments), and it was entitled Failure in Flint: Inside the Water Crisis.  The hosts were Devin Scillian and Carmen Harlan, and the reporters were Karen Drew, Hank Winchester, Kevin Dietz, and Kimberly Gill.  Mostly, the program was a shallow overview of how the "Flint water crisis" came about--generally speaking, in the immediate, the problem was caused in 2014 when Flint stopped getting water from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department and began to get water from the Flint River, which was done to save money [Flint had become a financial mess from decades of mismanagement, which had led to the city being assigned an "emergency manager," whose job it had been to find a way to get Flint financially sound sort of].  The real cause of the water problem was never hinted at in the news special on WDIV-HD, and that problem in the city has become a breeding ground for ignorant people or citizens.  I saw the program--over the Internet--and most of the citizens interviewed had broken English or used bad English and sounded like idiots.  One segment had Devin Scillian and Carmen Harlan interviewing four women in a studio-like setting, and Carmen Harlan came off has mentally shallow.  Carmen Harland asked such useless questions as--When did you know the water was toxic?  Who do you blame?  and When do you think things will be back to normal?  The last question listed ahead of this sentence was truly an useless question.  The question called for speculation, and the question was a question that no one can answer, and the question should never have been asked.  By the way, Carmen Harlan sounded like she was having mini-stall moments in her mind.  In the end, the people of Flint blame the water problem on Governor Rick Snyder, who--they believe--should be accountable and should be held accountable, having been, for instance, the supervisor over the "emergency manager."  No blame was put on the government of Flint over the decades, which had failed to run the city well or take care of a most important part of life--the water system.  And no blame was put on the citizens of Flint, who asked for what they got--Democrats, especially blacks, to be their leaders, though the leaders were stupid and lacked general knowledge of many things and were nothing more than "activists," such as those pushing for communism.

    Around 1948, John Robert Powers was known as a man who focused on making women more charming and such, and he had schools--"charm schools"-- designed to teach women to be dressed better, to move better, and to act or behave better, and he even had, for instance, a charm-school television program on WWJ-TV around early 1948.  Over the years, since 1948, the company sort of lost its way--it seems to me--becoming an entity people used to maybe teach people, especially naive young people, to become models and such.  I am not sure when the transition took place.  Maybe, it was in the 1970s, when females became less likely to want to act like pleasant women and wanted to be like men--blame the lesbians and the feminist movement.  By the way, you need not be a rich woman to be charming and pleasant and even smart.  Are there any charm schools in the U.S.A. anymore?  Recently, I caught something that might--might--sort of work to be like that, and it is on television.  It seems to be better than nothing for Detroiters.  On Monday, February 29, 2016, I caught most of a program, which ran from about 1:00 a.m. to 1:25 a.m., called Sip Coffee with Cathy on Channel 33.1, WHPR-TV.  Cathy is Cathy Mott, who has been married 33 years, has three children, and has seven grandchildren (one of whom is a girl), and Cathy Mott is sort of a teacher of "leadership development" techniques.  On the program, Cathy had three guests--three women--two of whom (who appeared in the second interview segment) had taken part in her seminars at some point in the past.  The two women were pleasant enough and acted like moms--not gutter-mouth moms from the dregs of Detroit.  Of course, the two women had Cathy Mott as a guide to being better.  Cathy Mott spoke well, and she had pleasantness in her persona [Note: Of course, I know not if her head is filled with crap like many other woman on television shows on WHPR-TV, such as Maureen Taylor and Marian Kramer of Ask Welfare Rights, both of whom act like socialists and black racists].  The episode of Sip Coffee with Cathy was called the first episode of a series that will show up on the first Sunday of each month.  [Note: Whether or not that will happen is unknown to me.  Plans can change.]  The first program really did not provide much useful information for viewers, especially young women in Detroit; the program was sort of an overview.  Cathy Mott mentioned that her sponsors were Sunshine Dental (of Warren Michigan) and Save a Life Safety Training (of Roseville, Michigan), and when it came time for a commercial break, no commercials aired (someone made an error it seems).  Maybe, Cathy Mott should learn lessons from Gretrude Berg (of The Goldbergs television series of the 1940s and 1950s) and maybe Garry Moore (of I've Got a Secret) about how to delivered sponsors' messages live [Note: Episodes of both series can be found on YouTube].  I know not when the first episode of Sip Coffee with Cathy aired.  It may have aired in the morning of Sunday, February 28, 2016, or another Sunday in February.  I cannot tell you when the next episode will air since WHPR-TV does not provide a program schedule on the Internet that is useful.  You might work to track down an Internet website or page tied to Cathy Mott that might give information.  At the moment, "leadership development" does not seem to fit what Cathy Mott should be working for.  I think her show should be working more to make young woman, such as young black woman, less like gutter rats or slobs.  Of course, the audience might rather want to hear that they will learn "leadership skills" than "charm skills" (which involve smarts and good information and not crap).  In any case, at least Cathy Mott was not passing along a bunch of crap in the first episode, such as socialistic/black radical crap and ignorance and lies (which can be found on such programs on the station as The Young Effect, The Son of Man, and HR Issues (with Carl Williams and Hassan Aleem).  If I happen to stumble across another episode of Sip Coffee with Cathy, I shall see if the program has improved or has gone to teaching crap.

  Announcement for the novice again (reworked in August 2015): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel (which has to be treated as wishy-washy and suspect, showing signs of mostly supporting the Republican Party establishment, which is rotten), WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama, as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (Note: To learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the better places mentioned with it in presenting political stories and events, and you should discover CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV avoid covering things that make Barack Obama look bad or show his true nature, which could harm you).  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.  [Note: The Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator John McCain, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

    I watch a lot of programs on subchannels available in the Detroit area, such as MeTV, Cozi TV, Get TV, and Buzzr, and lately, I have been seeing a lot of advertisements for OurTime.com, eHarmony.com, and ChristianMingle.com (but I cannot say on which subchannels), and OurTime.com, eHarmony.com, and ChristianMingle.com focusing on dating and matching up people for--maybe--marriage, and the odds are good that the entities are focusing on older people than on younger people, since the entities have information that older people are more likely to watch subchannel networks than younger people are.

    On February 7, 2016, Beyonce showed off her true self to millions and millions--which is highly rotten--by giving praise to "The Black Panthers" during the half-time show of the Super Bowl football game, and on February 16, 2016, The Black Panthers--homegrown black communistic terrorists--were shown off in an episode of the Independent Lens series, particularly the film by Stanley Nelson called The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (which had already had theatrical release), and I did not see the film, already well aware of what The Black Panthers was and what The New Black Panthers is [Note: Remember the voting intimidation done by members of The New Black Panthers during an election a few years ago, all of whom were set free by Barack Obama.]

    Here is something different from the past.  A few weeks ago, I was working on my models of The Mackinaw WAGB-83 (actually one is The Mackinaw WAG-83, since the model depicts the icebreaker in 1944 before it would go from the "WAG" designation to the "WAGB" designation through a slight renaming by the U.S. Coast Guard).  I was working on the super structures of the models, shaping pieces of wood and pieces of aluminum, and I happened to have a television set tuned into Me TV (the subchannel network), and the network was running an episode of Diagnosis Murder, which had such regular performers as Dick Van Dyke (playing Dr. Sloan), Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, and Michael Tucci.  The episode being shown by Me TV was "Reunion with Murder," which had originally aired for the first time in the U.S. on CBS-TV on February 4, 1994.  At one point in the story, a reporter comes up to Dr. Sloan and asks if he supports "Universal Health Care."  Dr. Sloan said that he did support it.  Well, when I heard that, I said to myself--So, the episode is somewhat crap since it pushed rotten politics and a rotten way of life for people.  I note that, on September 22, 1993, Hillary Clinton (the wife of U.S. President Bill Clinton) spoke before the U.S. Congress about, in essence, passing a "Universal Health Care" law, which would never be passed into law, which is now informally called "Hillary Care," and which would have made it law under penalty of jail time (it seems) to buy a health-care-insurance policy.  So, the producers and such of Diagnosis Murder pushed the idea of "Universal Health Care" as good through a fictional story.  That is crap that I only learned about about Diagnosis Murder a few weeks ago.  I report that the scene with Dr. Sloan and the reporter really had nothing to do with the plot of the episode (the scene could have been left out).  [Note: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached by using this Rule1 link.]

    Hey, it is time to show up more crap in the media it seems, and I know not how far the possible crap went.  Since early January 2016, a big news story has been the Flint water crisis, which ultimately should be blamed on the idiot citizens of Flint--people who wanted stuff for free and elected idiots into government jobs, who did not manage the city properly (the politicians have been Democrats or communists or socialists as a rule).  On Thursday, February 25, 2016, I saw a newspaper article in the Detroit Free Press that showed off something that seems to be deceptive or a lie, and the article was entitled "$100M and loans are in works to help Flint" [Spangler, Todd. "$100M and loans are in works to help Flint."  Detroit Free Press, 25 February 2016, pp. 1A and 6A.], but, really, it is a photograph on page 6A that I am focusing on, and it is a photograph that might have inspired radio people and television people all over the country to talk about, which would pass along defective information.  The photograph shows someone holding a piece of waste-water pipe (cast-iron waste-water pipe or cast-iron soil pipe), and the caption is--"Veronica Kelley, 64, who lives on the west side of Flint, shows a corroded pipe removed from her home.".  Keep in mind--The problem at Flint was related to the fresh-water supply system.  The pipe that is shown in the photograph waste-water cast-iron pipe, and it is not for fresh water.  Yes, the pipe--which seems to be four-inch pipe with a hub (or bell), probably a one-eighth-bend fitting--has a lot of debris inside.  I know not how old the pipe is.  It could be ten years old or twenty years old or thirty years old.  Over time, waste-water pipe can get filled with debris, because, for example, all types of solids can end up going down drains (some people put things down the drains that they should not).  I do not believe the debris shown in the pipe in the photograph was caused by the water supplied to the house over a period of roughly one year (the past year or so), which had, for one, raised levels of lead it seems [Note: Over the decades, people have used lead to fill in joints of bell-and-spigot cast-iron pipe].  The newspaper seemed to accept the water put in the house caused the waste-water pipe to corrode and end up with a lot of debris inside.  [Note: The pipe did not necessarily look corroded, based on the sides of the pipe.]  Okay, I have no lab-test information on the cast-iron pipe shown in the photograph, but something does not seem right.  I am suspicious of what is presented in the photograph.  Too many others things could have caused the debris to get deposited in the pipe.  Yet, people around the country who saw the article, such as television people in the Detroit, probably accepted the image as evidence and proof of what the water supplied to the house--which was not treated as completely as it should have been--did.  I note that it takes a long time for cast-iron pipe to corrode and that it seems very unlikely me the corrosion in the pipe that was shown by the Detroit Free Press developed in only the past year or so.  Oh, did your favorite television newscaster show you the image or a similar image?  If the newscaster did, do not look so highly on the newscaster.  I smell something that stinks, Detroit Free Press!

    [Note: I am not done with the Detroit Free Press, a place filled with rotten people, some of the biggest of whom are Stephen Henderson, Rochelle Riley, and Mitch Albom, all of whom offer commentary or reports on television stations in the Detroit area.  On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the newspaper published a story entitled "Flint Water Crisis May Cost Nation $300B" [Dolan, Matthew.  "Flint Water Crisis May Cost Nation $300B."  Detroit Free Press, 5 March 2016, pp. 1A and 7A.], and the article was more deceptive journalism and more rotten journalism.  On each page used to display the article, there was a photograph, and each photograph showed a piece of water-supply pipe that was galvanized-steel pipe with corrosion inside.  The article made no mention how old the two pieces of pipe were.  Over time--even a somewhat short period of time--galavanized water pipe gets corrosion inside, and it is one reason, over the recent decades, the plumbing industry has been changing from galvanized pipe to copper pipe or plastic pipe.  I have seen and replaced galvanized pipe, such as in a house in Inkster, Michigan, that had corrosion inside, which restricted the movement of water.  Even so-called good water going through a galvanized pipe can destroy the pipe within a few decades.  The article from the Detroit Free Press was another example of bad journalism, that which was designed to show the naive what supposedly was caused strictly by bad water--Flint  River water--of roughly the last year or so.  How much of the corrosion shown was really related to Flint River water that was not properly treated?  By the way, the country could end up paying "$300B" to cover up the ignorance of the citizens of Flint and the government of Flint, the people who are to blame for the Flint water crisis really!  By the way, too, the photograph on page 1A shows a man named Harold T. Harrington holding a piece of galvanized water pipe, and the outside of the pipe is not shiny, which means it is not a piece of pipe that is a year or two old--it has to be older than two years.  The outside of a galvanized-steel water pipe can stay shiny for a lot of  years, and Harold T. Harrington's pipe is not shiny.  How old is it?  There is a news story that should be told.]

    Incidentally, Stephen Henderson got to appear live on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday, March 6, 2016, and he showed off his rottenness yet again, which was and is not surprising to me, and he did that by pushing the idea that, basically, the Republicans (especially Donald Trump) are using "coded language" to push an anti-black agenda and to push racism against blacks.  That is bullshit from Stephen Henderson!  On this day, Stephen Henderson was surrounded in the studio at the round table by three other bad people (such as communists)--David Brooks (of The New York Times), Nora O'Donnell, and Chuck Todd.  Yes, it was a "diverse" panel--having a black male enslavist, a white female enslavist, white male enslavist, and a white male enslavist.  Mary Matalin was the only clear non-pusher of communism and socialism on the panel (she calls herself a "Republican").

    Oh, once again, I announce--I recently made a television stand for a 55-inch television set, using dozens of piece of galvanized-steel water pipe (two pieces of four-foot angle iron, one piece of plywood, and a few sheet-metal screws make up the shelf), and it is great, since it can be taken apart within minutes and transported with the television set for hundreds of miles easily, and I shall send you plans to make the stand if you send me $20.00 (United States money order).

    Now, it is time to expose to you a very rotten series that is carried by WJBK-TV, Channel 2.1, in Detroit on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (usually), and it is carried by other television stations around the country, and the series is called fablab, which some television listings have as FabLab or even Xploration FabLab.  The program is one program belonging to a block of programming called Xploration Station.  On February 27, 2016, I finally caught an episode of fablab, which was hosted by four young persons (teens or twentysomethings) who sat round a table at the "Cove" of the University of California Irvine," which is a breeding ground for socialists and communists, as are Harvard University and the University of Michigan.  The hosts were Kerri ("Curiosity Seeker"), Aysia ("Dreamweaver," who is a black gal), Nick ("Mr. Discovery"), and Madi ("The Explorer").  The four came off as shallow individuals, and they came off a phony and fake (having fake personas and unlikableness), and they came off, such as through actions and words used, socialists and communists (though some persons might only called them "liberals").  The focus of the episode was water, and the program was a propaganda piece.  Early in the program, it was stated through words spoken and a graphic shown that--"1.2 million people worldwide have inadequate access to water".  That was quickly followed up with--"By 2025, 2/3 of the world will be facing shortages of water".  Do you see what I saw and see?  They were pushing hard the lie of manmade-global warming that is killing the planet, such as by causing, it seems, water to disappear from the planet.  That is bullshit!  Based on what can the hosts say that two-thirds of the people of the world--if that was what was meant--will be "facing shortages of water?.  I have heard the same type of people hint--over several decades recently--that the polar regions of the planet will melt, and that will lead to rising water levels for the oceans and such.  So how can you have both things--higher water levels and yet few people will have water available.  It is rotten logic.  It is idiotic.  It is evil on the part of the participants of the show.  By the way, one of the behind-the-scenes participants is the famous television producer known as Steve Rotfeld, who has been syndicating programs for decades.  I say--Maybe he should be known as "Steve Rottenfeld."  Steve Rotfeld is listed as one of the executive producers, and two other executive producers are Michael Burg and Summer Strauch.  On the show, the hosts went through a bunch of snippet segments, and often, the hosts noted that they were covering a lot of ground.  They may have covered a lot a ground, but it was weak in top soil.  When you have to say that you are covering a lot of ground, you are trying to persuade a person that you are covering a lot of ground when you really are not.  Late in the show, Madi talked with Girl Scouts of Los Angeles, and the ideas from the girls were idiot ideas, though Madi praised them; for example, one girl said--thinking about saving water--toilets should have no water in them till a person flushes the toilet, and then the toilet should have a pressurized system to sweep things away.  By the way, I note that it takes a given amount of water to move a certain amount of solids down a certain length of horizontal waste-water pipe well, and if you do not use enough water, solids build up on a pipe, and you have trouble, and you have to, for instance, snake out the pipe (probably regularly) and spend money.  The program was supposed to be about "science and tech," as Nick said.  It seems to me no one really thought about the science of moving water with solids in a pipe, such as a forty-foot-long piece of pipe.  You cannot fool Mother Nature or take short cuts with Mother Nature.  In the end, the program gave examples of celebrities who have reported, such as in Tweets, they are working to save water.  For instance, the hosts talked about Kim Kardashian, who is going to wash her hair only once a week, and the hosts noted that Orlando Bloom was only going to shower once a week.  Matt Damon was another celebrity mentioned.  All the celebrities mentioned have shown themselves--through their actions--to be idiots (and supporters of communists and communism, such as Barack Obama and his way of life for others).  [Note: Is not the Kardashian family a mess, and their way of life is not worth following, so why should anyone listen to advice from them?]  I state that fablab is crap and bullshit.  Be aware of what your children are watching!  The program called fablab is evil, based on the people involved and what the people do.  The nicknames for the hosts do not suit them, since the hosts only sat around a table and flapped their gums while seemingly to think they are geniuses.  The worst of the hosts are Nick and Kerri--they really are unlikeable and rotten.

    On Sunday, February 28, 2016, the world got to see--live--another presentation of the Academy Awards.  The first live presentation of the Academy Awards was on Thursday, March 19, 1953, and it was presented by NBC-TV, which had paid about $100,000 for the rights to air the event (by the way, three movie studios had pulled financial support for the event, which had caused the "Academy" to call out for help from sponsors to keep get the event on television).  Bob Hope was the main host of this telecast (he had already hosted the event for national radio distribution in 1945 (the first nationally broadcast of the annual event on radio) and 1946), and he was in the Pantages Theatre in California), and Conrad Nagel did hosting duties for a few portions of the program in New York City, where there was also Fredric March (a famous actor), who was set to hand out awards to people who happened to be there and were announced as winners of awards (it was at the International Theater of NBC (or Radio Corporation of America)).  This was the first time the event used two locations to present the winners of Academy Awards, and in the 1950s, the two-site idea was used several times.  The first two years of the event broadcast on television, the event was held on a Thursday, and the next four years of event, the event was held on Wednesday.  It was in 1955 that the first telecast of the nominations took place.  Generally speaking, in the 1960s and early 1970s, the program was held on Monday.  The 1970 show was the first to get broadcast live--because of satellite delivery--to other countries beyond the North American continent.  For the 1971 show, Bob Hope was the host, and it was his 16th time (though not all for television), and he hosted with other persons in 1975, and he hosted one more time (and it was without co-hosts)--in 1978.  I will not present a list of all the hosts.  I do note that the first black male to be involved in hosting duties was Sammy Davis Jr., who did hosting duties with several others in 1972, and in 1977, Richard Pryor did work on the 1977 presentation, and he co-hosted with three others, and he did hosting work with several others in 1983.  Whoopi Goldberg (a black who claims to be Jewish) hosted for the first time in 1994, and she hosted a few more broadcasts.  Only a very few persons have hosted the event over the decades, and one reason is some persons have done many broadcasts because they have been liked as hosts, such as Billy Crystal and Johnny Carson.  Chris Rock--a black man--hosted the event for the first time in 2005.  Basically, since 2005, well-known supporters of communism and socialism have hosted the event, and two were gay or lesbian, and in 2016, Chris Rock was back as the host.
    The Academy Awards event has gone to crap over the decades, as have the movies for theaters as a rule (mostly, movies for the theater are political pieces--there is nothing done that is fun for the sake of fun in most cases).  The Academy Awards event for 2016 involving Chris Rock was another political piece on television, and it will go down in history as an event in which a black racist was fully on display.  Right at the start, Chris Rock called the program "the White People's Choice Awards."  There was nothing funny presented by Chris Rock [Note: I base that on seeing video clips of Chris Rock on the following day, having decided to purposely avoid the broadcast, having seen none of the movies].  Chris Rock noted in his opening monologue that he was, in essence, lucky to get the job, being black--"...If they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job." [Note: I have already noted that he had been the host before and other blacks had done hosting work ].  On the day of the broadcast, it was well known that, for instance, the "Gentle Giant" (a black young thug) had been shot and killed by a police officer who was defending himself, and the federal government (such as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a black man) had to define the event as not a racial issue.  Later in the monologue, Chris Rock set a new low in Academy Awards broadcasts by saying and pushing something based on a lie--"...This year, in the 'In Memoriam' package, it's just gonna be black people that was shot by the cops on the way to the movies....".  [Chris Rock was working to promote a lie, and, by the way, Chris Rock failed to speak English well--He should.have said at least that "...it is going to be black people who were shot by cops on the way to the movies....".]  Although such former hosts as Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, Gene Kelly, Jerry Lewis, Claudette Colbert, Conrad Nagel, Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, and Diana Ross may have been supporters of the "Democratic Party" in the United States of America, they did not act like gangbangers or thugs or creeps or gutter rats or foul-mouthed bums while hosting a presentation of the Academy Awards.  Hold it!  Did you notice something?  Diana Ross was listed, and she is black.  She did hosting duties in 1974.  Chris Rock lacked "class," but he seemed to well represent what Hollywood is today.

    Hey, maybe Cathy Mott should teach Chris Rock (the so-called comedian) manners and niceness and things related to being a gentlemen.

    On the same day that the Academy Awards was presented, Marco Rubio (a "Republican who was running to be the next U.S. president) showed off this gutter mind (not that of a potentially good U.S. President) by saying at a gathering about Donald Trump (another "Republican" who was running to be the next U.S. president)--"...His hands are the size of someone who's five-two, and you know what they say about men with small hands?...".  A man running for the presidency of the United States of America was actually talking about the "penis" of another candidate in public.  Oh, Marco Rubio did follow up the statement with--"You can't trust 'em!..."--after a long pause, and Ii know it had nothing to do with the meaning really meant.

    More crap showed up on television on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, and it was on ABC-TV in the evening.  ABC-TV aired two episodes of a new sitcom called The Real O'Neals.  In the first episode, the viewing audience learned a boy in the family was gay and learned his mother and father were going to get divorced, and in the second episode, every viewer was exposed to the idea of the daughter creating a science-fair exhibit that was designed to disprove the existence of God.  Such crap is all was.  There was nothing funny, and the people were unlikeable.  Why would any good person (television viewer) want these people to show up in their houses through television on a weekly basis.

    A good percentage of the people in the United States of America are rotten people or fraternize with bad people (lacking the ability to recognize bad people), and, in any case, I report that "Like people get together," and that is especially true for bad and rotten people since good people will not associate with bad or rotten people.  Over the years, Henry Louis Gates--a black man and a friend to Barack Obama--has shown his rottenness, and he has shown that he is a black racist and a supporter of communism (or socialism).  Yet, Henry Louis Gates Jr. has a television series on PBS, which is called Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates.  Over the seasons, the show has had a lot of like people--socialists and communists--as guests, such as U.S. Senator John McCain, Maya Rudolph, Richard Branson, Sean Combs, Neil Patrick Harris, and Bill O'Reilly (of Fox News).  The final episode of the 2016 season had Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman.  On Friday, March 4, 2016, the Detroit Free Press had some information about Dustin Hoffman, who showed more of his rottenness recently ["Hoffman: U.S., Oscars both racist." Detroit Free Press, 4 March 2016, 4C.].  The article noted that Dustin Hoffman did not attend the Oscar show, and, instead, he was with a man that he called his friend, Spike Lee, who is a black racist and a supporter of communism, at a basketball game.  Basically, Dustin Hoffman wants you to go to the films that he is in, even though he believes the country is a racist country (filled greatly with white racists), and the article showed that in this quotation--"It's [the Academy Awards has] always been racism.  It's kind of a reflection of what the country  is....".  And I report that Dustin Hoffman is just another tiny little piece of crap of a man--a rotten man, whose films should be avoided.  By the way, it must have been a shock to Sean Combs to learn in the 2016 season of the series his ancestor was not a slave--it must have been so much a disappointed.

    How about getting way from rotten people for a while?

    It seems "Astro Boy" is going to show up in movie theaters soon (I recently saw a promotion for it).  The history of "Astro Boy" goes back to the 1950s--at least in Japan, where he was born or created as a cartoon.  In the fall of 1963, "Astro Boy" showed up on American television, and he showed up in a syndicated series called Astro Boy.  Astro Boy is a little boy robot, who fights bad people and bad robots or monsters.  That series was shown in syndication in the United States of America well into the 1970s.  In 1980, another series with "Astro Boy" was made in Japan, and at the moment, I have no information about it airing in the United States of America.  In January 2004, some episodes of a third series showed up on The WB Network, which no longer exists.  When I went looking for information that would show whether or not the second series was aired in the United States of America, I ran across some information about the first series that I did not know.  It cost about $8,000 to make a half hour of Astro Boy (the first series) in Japan, which I had not known.  Around the time that Astro Boy was made, it cost between $50,000 and $70,000 to make The Flintstones (I had the information about The Flintstones in already my files, and I give a range because I am looking at a number of seasons for The Flintstones).  Today, episodes of all the versions of Astro Boy (who is sometimes called "Astroboy") are available on YouTube.  And that is a look at the first Japanese anime-type cartoon to show up on American television.  By the way, some people think that the first version of Astro Boy showed up on NBC-TV, since NBC Enterprises was involved in bringing the series to American television, but NBC Enterprises (which was tied to NBC or ultimately Radio Corporation of America (which was also informally known as "RCA")) was involved in syndicating television programs.

    Oh, the original "Astro Boy" was cute, and he had the voice of a boy--and not a teenager.  On Saturday, February 20, 2016, I saw an episode of Floodals on NBC-TV (under the "NBC Kids" umbrella).  The series has already been on the Sprout network. Floodals focuses on three little aliens--Fleeker (voiced by Rasmus Hardiker), who is a boy-type character, Boomer (voiced by Hugo Harold-Harrison), who is a boy-type character, and Flo (voiced by Jules de Jongh ), who is a girl-type character.  The characters are cute, but the voices do not quite match the faces, being sort of like teenage voices (and a little fakey), but that is not surprising, since many cartoons with characters who are little children rarely have voices that sound like little children, especially pleasant little children, such as little-boy boys.

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

Stay well!


P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Christ Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President.  On February 18, 2016, during a "Republican Presidential Town Hall" broadcast on CNN, Donald Trump showed why he would not be a great U.S. President by saying--"Well, I like the mandate.  Okay.  Here's where I'm a little bit different.  I don't want people dying in the street....".  I note that the "mandate"--which forces every to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is at the heart of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often and usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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