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In the last several weeks, there have been a lot of new series or new editions of series put on television for viewers, such as Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, Runaway Squad, Wife Swap, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Minute to Win It, Sons of Tucson, Future Food, Kirstie Alley's Big Life, and Hoarding: Buried Alive. Many of the new shows have been highly unlikable, and two good examples of that are Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and Wife Swap, the first episode of which was populated by people that I hope never to see again since they were so highly unlikable. Some of the shows are crude, such as Sons of Tucson, which actually is new to Fox TV but has been around a while on cable; by the way, in this series, three young boys hire a shady slug of a guy to be their dad. All I have to say is--Where are Beany and Cecil of long age when you need them and need some fun? They are here somewhere amongst the good, bad and dangerous, et cetera of this edition of T.H.A.T..
I begin in earnest with this edition of T.H.A.T. by presenting a big lie that came from the distorted and evil mind of Barack Obama through the interview conducted with Matt Lauer at the White House on Monday, March 29, 2010, and aired on Today (a weekday show on NBC-TV) on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, and that big lie is: "...When you actually look at the bill itself, it incorporates all sorts of Republican ideas. Ah, I mean a lot of commentators have said, ya know, this is sort of similar to the bill that Mitt Romney, the Republican governor and now presidential candidate, passed in Massachusetts. A lot of ideas in terms of 'exchange'--just being able ta pool, ah, and improve the purchasing power of individuals, ah, in the insurance market, that originated from Heritage Foundation...." Soon after the interview was shown, the Heritage Foundation, which is a conservative think-tank entity, issued a press release that refuted the statements made by Barack Obama that tied the Heritage Foundation to the "exchange" idea of the recently passed health-care act. Barack Obama lied! (To learn more about this issue, you are urged to see the entry for March 29, 2010, of my document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document). During the interview, Matt Lauer did not challenge Barack Obama on Barack Obama's assertion, which was wrong (and you are urge to see my document entitled Never Forget These Media Darlings ? -- A Guide for the Individual in the United States of America, which can reached by using the link at the end of this document).
So did your favorite newscast, such as one of WDIV-TV, WJBK-TV, or WXYZ-TV, all of which are products of Detroit-based stations, cover this topic? Barack Obama said on Friday, April 2, 2010, while in Charlotte, North Carolina: "...No company is going to make investments for the public good...." The newscast probably did not. Barack Obama's statement shows that Barack Obama hates all businesses. Businesses are involved in investments that help charities, such as the Detroit Opera House, and businesses are involved in investments that help communities grow, such as by providing jobs--from truckers through architects through writers through dress makers through road builders through police officers to whatever.
Warning with commentary (which will exist in every edition of T.H.A.T. through November 2010) -- Since T.H.A.T. #71 was published, the federal government--mostly Democrats in the U.S. Congress and Barack Obama--created a new health-care system for the country. To make the laws for the health-care system, the U.S. Congress--really, the Democrats, such as the head of U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the head of the U.S. Senate--violated The U.S. Constitution; for example, bills are supposed to originate in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the main health-care bill (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010) did not, having officially originated in the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. Congress, under the direction of the Democrats, used the process known as "reconciliation" to pass the health-care bill. In addition, the new health-care act has things within it that go against The U.S. Constitution or are underhanded; for example, the law requires all citizens to purchase a product--in this case, health-care insurance--which has never been allowed or done before, since The U.S. Constitution does not allow such a rule to exist, and in the process to pass the new the health-care bill, a bill that had nothing to do with health care was attached to the health-care bill, and that attached bill when it was signed into law put the federal government in complete charge of the student-loan system of the country (the federal government nationalized the student-loan system). At the moment, a national election is scheduled for November 2010. If people exist in the U.S. Congress who are willing to violate The U.S. Constitution, what are the odds that those people would work to block an election in some way, such as by passing a voting law attached to some big law not associated with voting that would block the election from ever taking place?
On Sunday, March 28, 2010, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (a Republican related to Minnesota) was one of the guests on Face the Nation, which is a weekly show shown on CBS-TV, and Michele Bachmann made a number comments, and one of the comments was: "...Remember, when President Obama told Congress--You have to pass my trillion-dollar bailout or we could get unemployment as high as eight percent. Here we are still at ten-percent unemployment levels, and the administration has warned the American people--Get ready, this is the new normal. We don't have to have this be the new normal, but if government persists--Remember, again, fifty-one percent of the economy is now under the ownership or control by the federal government. We need an exist strategy, and we need to get back to private ownership so that we can have a productive economy."
When I was a little boy, I was able to watch cartoons known as Beany and Cecil, which were inspired by Bob Clampett, who had had his Beany (a boy) and Cecil (a seasick sea serpent) characters originally in puppet form in the late 1940s and early 1950s (first on local television in California and later on network television), and, recently, I went looking for Beany and Cecil cartoons on the Internet, and I found them and more. Roughly, the cartoon Beany and Cecil showed up in a series of the early 1960s, such as on the series entitled Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil. It was fun for me to see several of the old-time Beany and Cecil cartoons again through the Internet, such one in which Beany, Cecil, and Uncle Captain go to the moon. I came across a clip of Beany and Cecil as puppets, which came from the time when Bob Clampett was running his puppet show called Time For Beany!; the guys went looking for a gorilla in a topical land. I also came across a cartoon from 1988--in the fall of 1988 (from September 10, 1988, through October 22, 1988, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time), ABC-TV aired a half-hour program with new cartoons featuring Beany and Cecil, and the show is called The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil on the Internet (the series was only listed as Beany & Cecil in TV Guide). I have to press an important point about the difference between Beany and Cecil (of the 1960s) and The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil (of 1988). In past editions of T.H.A.T., I have reported that the best years for television were from about the early 1950s to the mid-1970s, because, for one, it was a time when television was "likable" (the reason that I do not go back farther than the early 1950s is because, for example, in the late 1940s and the early 1950s, production values were weak because budgets for shows were usually very low, which does not mean it was a time of unlikable television). When you look at an episode of Beany and Cecil, which was a show of the early 1960s, you can see the overall tone of the episodes was nice (by the way, actually, Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil, which began in January 1962, and Beany and Cecil were the titles used for the original cartoons). In the original cartoons, Beany, who was a little boy, was like a little boy. If you see the original cartoons, you will easily see what I mean. Show your children. The cartoons are fun. Then, look at a portion of The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil. Notice how Beany has a sort of devilish child look in the new adventures, and notice how the voice of Beany is not as likable as the voice of Beany in the original cartoons. So, as I promised you, you have come across Beany and Cecil in this edition of T.H.A.T..
Here is a fact of death. On March 10, 2010, Mark R. Levin played on The Mark Levin Show (a nationally syndicated radio show) an audio clip of U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (a Democrat related to West Virginia) that had been made April 5, 2001, and here is a text version of the clip: "...President Clinton got on the phone and called me also, and pressed me to allow his massive health-care bill to be insulated by reconciliation's protection. He called me on the telephone. I felt that changes as dramatic as the Clinton health-care package, which would affect every man, woman, and child in the United States should be subject to scrutiny. I said, 'Mr. President, I cannot in good conscious turn my face the other way. That's why we have a Senate is to amend and debate freely, and that health bill--important as it is--is so complex, so far reaching that the people of this country need to know what's in it and, more over, Mr. President, we Senators need to know what's in it.... I could not, I would not, and I did not allow that package to be handled in such a cavalier manner. It was the threat of the use of the 'Byrd Rule.' The reconciliation was never, never, never intended to be a shield, to be used as a shield for a controversial legislation...." The Democrats in the U.S. Congress in March 2010 used the reconciliation process to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and if the act is not repealed, it will lead to the death of people, and your favorite television newscast probably has not told you that!
Advertisement: In March 2009, a book called Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which had been written by Mark R. Levin, was published. Through the book, Mark R. Levin talks about how tyranny has been creeping into the country, and he also talks about how the country has been changing from a representative republic, which has a constitution as a basis, to something, yet to be defined, and although Mark R. Levin says that it is the statist who is causing the change, especially those who are a part of the Democratic Party and in government jobs, I say that it is communists, socialists, would-be dictators, and Marxists, such as Barack Obama, who are making the changes, such as by discarding The U.S. Constitution. I urge you to see and read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and pass it on to others, especially teenagers and young adults (and consider listening to The Mark Levin Show, the nationally syndicated radio show, on a regular basis).
Here is a "for the record" section that should never be forgotten. On Saturday, March 20, 2010, many people showed up at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to protest the proposed health-care bill, which, it looked as if, would be voted on on the next day, and to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote "no" on any health-care legislation. On Saturday, March 20, 2010, both NBC-TV and ABC ran network newscasts from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
ABC-TV made mention of the health-care rally during the newscast. It did not mention clearly how many persons showed up, but it presented some information about the rally. It did mention (through the anchor) that "...as Congressman Emanuel Clever of Missouri was leaving his office, someone in the crowd spit on him. There are also reports of racial and homophobic slurs, one targeting Congressman John Lewis, the famous civil rights champion, and the other involving Congressman Barney Frank. You can listen into it for yourself", and a crowd was heard saying several times "Kill the bill!", and then a reporter talked about the Clever/Lewis incident (both were together), noting someone, who had yelled the "N" word at Congressman Lewis, was arrested, and the reporter said that a homophobic term was yelled at Barney Frank, and the reporter said, "...really, a kind of a disappointing end to what was a day for the protesters to come here and try to support the Republicans in their efforts to defeat this health-care reform bill" Soon thereafter, another reporter for ABC-TV did say, "Thousands of the Republican faithful filled the steps of the Capitol...."
NBC-TV covered the health-care rally slightly. In the opening teaser about what some of the stories in the newscast would be, there was a short clip shown of people gathered outside the Capitol, and a little later, the newscast showed scenes of some crowds of people at the Capitol. NBC-TV did not make it clear how many persons showed up for the rally, and NBC-TV did not make any worthwhile mention of the rally, even by noting information about the Clever/Lewis incident or the Frank incident. By the way, at one point in the broadcast, NBC-TV showed a clip of John Boehner saying, "We're, we're about twenty-four hours from, from armageddon."
On This Week, a weekly show on ABC-TV, on Sunday, March 21, 2010, U.S. Representative Eric Cantor (a Republican related to Virginia) was one of the guests, and he said that some "thirty-thousand" persons attended the rally the Capitol on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Note: The last information that I have--on this publication date--is no clear evidence has been presented that the spitting and comment incidents ever took place.
A rule of life to remember: On March 23, 2010, Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and since Barack Obama is a defective man and a man with an ill mind, you now have, in essence, your future health care determined by a defective man and a man with an ill mind.
I now present four paragraphs focusing on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was on Fox News Sunday on Sunday, March 21, 2010, and one thing that she said was: "...We have an important bill here that is going to cut the budget deficit--not by a hundred-and-thirty-eight billlion--but with the latest CBO score, hundred-forty-three billion, but is going to slow the growth rate of Medicare by one-point-four percent a year, but a add--a very important issue of Paul [Paul Ryan]--nine years of solvency to the Med, to the Medicare program, and make sure that we also cover thirty, thirty-two million Americans...."
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, Chris Van Hollen (a Democrat related to Maryland) was on Face the Nation, a weekly show on CBS-TV, and one statement that he made was related to a question in which he had been asked (by Bob Schieffer) whether or not some Democrats of the U.S. House of Representatives are facing defeat in November 2010 by voting for the health-care bill: "No, they're not facing defeat. What's going to happen, Bob, is this--once we pass this bill, everyone's gonna to see right away that all those horror stories are not going to come true, the world's not going to come to the end, it's not going to be Armageddon, ah, there're not gonna to be these death panels. In fact, they're going to begin to see the benefits. We're going to begin closing the doughnut holes so seniors have more health and paying for their prescription drugs. We're gonna to make there are lifetime limits on what out of pocket costs. So there are a lot of benefits that people will see. And they'll see that a lot of the hysteria and fear mongering just was not true."
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, Steny Hoyer was on Meet the Press, which is a weekly show that is shown on Sundays, and he made several statements. On thing that Steny Hoyer said, was "I think the tone of this entire debate has been, nah, denigrated, this been brought down frankly by the rhetoric of government takeover, socialism, things that are simply not accurate or true. But it has put peer, people in fear, and when they're fear, fearful and angry, they don't look at the substance...." Steny Hoyer also said, "....This is the biggest deficit-reduction bill that we're gonna to have the opportunity to vote on in a very long period of time...." And, in answering whether or not the Democrats will lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall, Steny Hoyer said, "No, I think, ah, we're going to win the House back. I think the American public saw the Republican leadership for twelve years, and they decided they didn't like that in o [pronounced as "oh"] six, and, and they decided they didn't like the Republican President either in oh eight, and they changed course, and they asked us to do strong things...."
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, Tavis Smiley was one of the guests on Meet the Press, and here is one statement that he made, which was made during the round-table discussion, "I think the President deserves great respect for having the courage to take this issue on. Separate President have tried heretofore, and they've all failed, so I think he gets some credit for taking it on. There's some good stuff in this bill. There's some bad stuff in this bill. I think we have another four years of a death sentence quite frankly for people who do have pre-existing conditions, ah, who aren't going to be covered for four years. It takes too long to phase this thing in. I think additionally, ah, there's not just the American people who might win today, if this vote can pass, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two-million more Americans covered. That's a good thing. Ah, but it's also true that the insurance, ah, people are, are the real winners here Ah, there's so much more this bill should have been to your question to Chuck [Chuck Todd] a moment ago. Americans expected more. The insurance companies really won here. When I was last around this table, ah, that week, the stock of the insurance companies hit a fifty-two-year high. They are happy about this vote today given what it could have been...."
It was on March 2, 2010, that the U.S. Congress finished with the health-care bill, and it is a day that should never be forgotten, since it was the day when members of the U.S. Congress showed that they are enemies of the United States of America (and you should see my document entitled Enemies of the United States of America: Politicians Who Have Hurt You and Your Family by Voting "Yes" on Bad Federal Bills, which can be reached by using this link: Enemies).
Announcement for the novice again: To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel, 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 (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 Fox News Channel and those 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.
Here, let me put in a radio now, since I am a radio man. Over the last month or so, I have been hearing radio advertisements focusing on General Electric (or GE), and those commercials have used the voice of Ronald Reagan (a former U.S. President and a former spokesperson for GE). GE is not the GE that it was when Ronald Reagan was a spokesman for the company, such as back in the 1960s. GE is a highly left-wing entity that has promoted manmade global warming (or manmade climate change). GE has supported Barack Obama (a Marxist and a man with an ill mind), and now GE is now trying to tie itself back to Ronald Reagan (a "conservative"). There is evilness on display!
Warning and commentary: It seems very likely you have not heard much about the United Nations climate-change treaty that many politicians, such as Barack Obama, are hoping to create, because the main media, such as NBC-TV, care not if the United States of America becomes just another country governed under a proposed international main communist country and if The U.S. Constitution and rights for you get trumped by international laws, such as Sharia Law and communist rules of other countries of the world. Over the next few weeks or months, you are going to learn how deep the evilness is within the main media of the United States of America. If you have little information in your mind about the badness of the proposed treaty, you should see what I have passed along to you from Lord Christopher Monckton in my document entitled World Tyranny: Warnings about the Insane Who are Trying to Create a Communist World Country, and I say that, through it, you will get a better appreciation of your enemy (and to see World Tyranny: Warnings about the Insane Who are Trying to Create a Communist World Country, you can use this link: World). When you have an enemy, you hate the enemy and you shut the enemy down! The war is on, and you do not have to be nice!
Keep this in mind. On Saturday, February 6, 2010, I was in Onaway, Michigan, because I was at a tea-party event (I reported on the event in Michigan Travel Tips #70, which can be reached by using this link: Travel #70). One thing about the event bothered me. One Republican--a Michigan politician--talked about a Democratic Party politician that he has had to work with at the Capitol. The Republican praised him as being "smart," doing that as a complement, and the Republican even made his comment sound as if the Democrat--in this day and age of dangerous Barack Obama--was a good guy. Such nonsense it is to treat the enemy as a good guy. That Republican that I saw failed, and I say that he does not get "it" yet!
On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, a number of news entities, such as CBS News, The Politico, and The Wall Street Journal offered stories about U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (a Republican related to Oklahoma) and his recent town-hall meeting, and even Mark R. Levin covered the topic on his nationally syndicated radio show on the same day, but your favorite local newscast probably did not cover the topic. Here is one comment that Tom Coburn made at the event: "...So, I'm a hundred-and-eight degrees in opposition of the speaker [U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Democrat related to California]. She's a nice lady. I don't think we can.... Come on now. She is a nice. How many of ya all met her? She's a nice person. She's a nice person. You know.... Let me, let me give you a little lesson here. And I hope you will listen to me. Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn't mean they're not a good person...." Tom Coburn presented defective thought. Nancy Pelosi pushed through--illegally or underhandedly--the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through the U.S. Congress, and the act is a truly bad piece of legislation, which, for example, will lead to higher taxes for everyone and lead to the unnecessary deaths of people (because of rationing of health care), and a person who supports such as evil piece of legislation cannot be a good person. Yet, Tom Coburn thinks of her as a nice person! Tom Coburn does not get "it"! Oh, did your favorite television newscast cover this topic?
By the way, CNN is a cable news network that is pro-Barack Obama, and Fox News Channel is a cable news network that does not kowtow to Barack Obama, and during the town-hall meeting discussed in the previous paragraph, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn also attacked Fox News Channel, as a "liberal" would, and Tom Coburn urged people to watch CNN and not rely solely on the Fox News Channel, and, to me, Tom Coburn's thinking is sometimes defective, and that could be bad for the country.
Here is a television-related bit of information. Pat Buchanan is a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, which is a weekly program shown on PBS-associated television stations. Pat Buchanan calls himself a Republican. Pat Buchanan may call himself a Republican, but he is naive about Barack Obama yet. On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Pat Buchanan was a guest on The Sean Hannity Show, which is a nationally syndicated radio show, and Pat Buchanan put forth the idea that, in essence, Barack Obama is a nice guy who is simply restricted by his ideology, or Pat Buchanan put forth the idea that Barack Obama is not a bad man or an evil man. I say that Pat Buchanan is wrong--big time. Pat Buchanan has not figured "it" out yet. (You are urged to see such documents of mine as Madness in a President and Other Matters of a Defective Mind and Barack Obama Exposed: Inside the Unrepairable Flawed Mind, which can be reached by going through the Site-Summary Page for The Hologlobe Press, which can be reached through this link: Summary.)
I state "for the record" and as commentary: Trouble comes when "Republicans" consider or treat or speak of the enemy as nice or good, since people who hear the such comments do hold the enemy in contempt, as they should, or treat the enemy as the enemy, as they should.
Public Service Announcement: If you wish to avoid giving a donation to nonprofit groups that support "manmade global warming" legislation or "manmade climate-change" legislation, such as the very bad American Clean Energy and Security Act (which is also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill), give to something better--particularly the Heritage Foundation and the Landmark Legal Foundation, which are organizations that support The U.S. Constitution and are working to defeat Barack Obama's plans to take over the country. (You should see my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached through this link: Carbon.)
On Monday, March 29, 2010, Jennifer Granholm, the governor of Michigan, made an appearance on MSNBC, and she was involved in an interview that focused on, for one, the Michigan, particularly the sales-tax issues--she hopes to changed the sales-tax format of Michigan, lowering the rate and adding services that do not presently taxed to the sales-tax system. Look at some of what Jennifer Granholm said: "Well, first of all, Michigan taxes fewer services than thirty-eight other states, but really, David, this is more than just about that. Our economy has been in contraction because we've been a manufacturing economy, and so we're trying ta reshape our economy to add new, a new, a whole new diverse economic base. In order to do that, in order to create a knowledge economy, we have to invest in education. Our education fund is funded largely by the sales tax, and our sales tax is largely on goods. Last century, people spent sixty percent of their disposable income on goods. This century, sixty-four or sixty-six percent of their disposable income is spent on services, so our public education system, which we need to reshape our economy, is, is based on a shrinking base...." I wonder--What is a "knowledge economy"? A good economy has to have hair dressers, plumbers, machinists, carpenters, teachers, writers, auto mechanics, taxi drivers, police officers, brick layers, farmers, doll makers, baseball players, chefs, window washers, et cetera, and that is the way it has been for a long time. Every type of employment involves certain knowledge. But Jennifer Granholm is trying to create a "knowledge economy." What is her "knowledge economy"? What is Jennifer Granholm reshaping? And notice how she talked about how "we have to invest in education." Who is the "we"? It seems to me Jennifer Granholm wants to do determine what to "invest" in. Governors can only invest money that they have acquired through taxation. Maybe, Jennifer Granholm is going to "invest" in schools so that everyone can become a genius, particularly a computer genius, and we will have a whole state filled with computer geniuses. I say that MSNBC presented a woman with defective thoughts, those that have her hoping to have a "knowledge-economy" utopia, and I also say that a "knowledge economy" has existed in the United States of America, even in Michigan, for ages and Jennifer Granholm was proposing more taxes in exchange for thin air.
Announcement (again): Since national broadcast television networks do a poor job of covering information about many important topics, I will try to take up the work of filling in some of the holes. I urge you to see www.saveourhealthcarenow.com and www.noperformancetax.org, because they have important information about the country. The former has information about the health-care industry in the United States of America, and you should and must see it, and you are urged to sign the petition that exists there, and the latter has information about a proposed tax system related to radio stations and music, and the latter will show you what nonsense that U.S. Representative John Conyers (a Democrat of Michigan) is trying to push on the country.
Here was a comment made by Timothy Geithner on Thursday, April 1, 2010, and it was no joke: "...Well, I think the key thing that's going to happen is the economy is going to start creating jobs again. You're gonna start to see businesses across the country start to add to payroll again. That's gonna come. The economy's growing again. That's the first step. But with growth, more jobs will come. But the unemployment is still terribly high, and it's going to stay unacceptably high for a long period of time. It's gonna take a long time to bring it down, because of the damage caused by the recession...."
Public Service Announcement: Rules for Radicals, which is a book put together by Saul Alinsky (a communist) about 40 years ago, is a book that Barack Obama is very familiar with and follows, and if you wonder what you can do in relation to Barack Obama to beat him, I say, "Well, see my document entitled Rules of a Radical Destroyer: The Barack Obama Case, which can be reached though this link: Radical.
Since March 10, 2010, a bunch of new series have made debuts on broadcast television and cable television, and many of the series fit in the category known as "no-thank-you." On March 8, 2010, for example, the National Geographic Channel gave viewers a program entitled Aftermath: World Without Oil. I am glad I missed it, and one reason I missed it is the title made it sound as if it were an attack on using oil in the country. On March 10, 2010, the first episode of High Society showed up in prime time on the CW network, and on March 24, 2010, the first episode of Fly Girls showed up in prime time on the CW network. It was on March 24, 2010, that I finally saw an episode of High Society, and early in the episode, a gay guy--a regular on the reality series--kisses a new boyfriend. Overall, the main characters of High Society fit in the I-don't-care-who-you-are category, and I shall never miss them by not tuning in again. I found through the first episode of Fly Girls that Fly Girls was a reality series about five stewardesses who work for Virgin Airlines, and the gals were pleasant enough to look at. However, most of the scenes in which the gals did talking amongst themselves or with others looked staged and phony, and the gals seemed to toss their hair as if told to by a script.
A reminder (updated): Remember to tell your children and grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any president, which was a topic in T.H.A.T. #58, and remember to tell them to not blindly "believe" in leaders, and that is a lesson in this edition of T.H.A.T., as it was in the past and will be in the future. By the way, remember, in the "Presidential Video," which is one topic of T.H.A.T. #58, one male says, "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama."; one female says, "I pledge to be a servant to our president." And make sure your children and grandchildren are not singing songs at school that praise Barack Obama, which has been done by children at some schools around the country since January 2009, since children should never sing songs that praise any politician, especially a megalomaniac and narcissist like Barack Obama.
For this edition, I thought I would talk about a bomb of a broadcast, which has nothing to do with a broadcast featuring Barack Obama (I say that every broadcast with Barack Obama is a bomb). Recently, while I was doing research about Detroit television at a library at Wayne State University, and I came across information that reminded me again of "Operation Doorstep." On March 17, 1953, a few months before I would be born, people in Detroit--who had access to television sets--were able to see a broadcast of an atom bomb explosion in Nevada. ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV covered the event at around eight in the morning. And one thing that viewers got to see is a family dwelling being destroyed. At around 4:30 p.m. on the same day, those three networks showed aftermath pictures. By the way, around this time, the DuMont Network existed, but I did not find evidence that the DuMont Network covered the event on this day. I can say that "Operation Doorstep" was a smash, unlike Barack Obama. And that is a bit of television history.
Commentary: Oh, I was watching WHPR-TV, Channel 33 (analog), on Saturday, February 20, 2010, between 8:45 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., and some guy was hosting a talk show, and there was a guest. To me, the show gave me more evidence why Detroit has a lot of stupid people. Right before the show ended, the host ran through a bunch of names of news sources, and he mentioned such entities as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and CNBC, and, really, all the entities that were mentioned were left-wing or highly left-wing entities. (And, by the way, the people who called into the show during the time expressed some really idiotic ideas.)
In the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I talked about Soupy Sales and errors made by a writer known as Tim Kiska. When I wrote about Soupy Sales for the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I did not have my copy of From Soupy to Nuts!: A History of Detroit Television, which was written by Tim Kiska, handy. I do now, and I note that Tim Kiska has errors about Soupy Sales's mid-day show of the 1950s in From Soupy to Nuts!: A History of Detroit Television, particularly about Lunch With Soupy. Tim Kiska erred by not reporting Soupy Sales's first mid-day show in Detroit was 12 O'clock Comics (not Lunch with Soupy), as he should have on page nineteen of the book. Do see the previous edition of T.H.A.T., which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document. (Be aware: From Soupy to Nuts!: A History of Detroit Television has many errors about Detroit television and cannot be trusted, as many main media reporters, such as those at NBC-TV, MSNBC, CBS-TV, CNN, and ABC-TV, cannot be trusted.)
I end this edition of T.H.A.T. by talking about a very good television show (though I have, over the years, uncovered some productions errors, but errors do occur when making shows, from Star Trek to Star Wars). The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s. Again 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.
P.S. #1: The telephone number of the U.S. Congressional Switchboard is: 1-202-224-3121. (Use it to fight against the creation of a national-health-care system, especially a system pushed through law by a defective thinker, a man who has created nothing, and a man whose history is mostly filled with tearing things down, a man who continually puts down the U.S.A.--Barack Obama. By the way, one of the more recent events in which he put down the entire business community of the country took place on Wednesday May 13, 2009, and you should see the second entry for Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in the document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama).
P.S. #2: Do not forget that, since late 2008, I have put within editions of Michigan Travel Tips information about "green technology," "global warming" stuff, and "climate change" stuff, and to get to the catalog for all the Michigan Travel Tips publications, use this link: Travel.
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