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Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 82 - - -

I have to open with a special announcement about Barack Obama,
a lawless U.S. President.  On January 31, 2011, a U.S. District Court
judge ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of
2010 is unconstitutional and is null and void, and because of the
ruling, the federal government may not continue to implement
the law.  On February 2, 2011, a U.S. District Court judge
found the Barack Obama administration in contempt of court in
relation to the oil-drilling ban that exists.  No oil-drilling permit has yet
been issued by the federal government and the federal government has yet
to stop implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
The country is in trouble.   Wake up!

    When I write editions of T.H.A.T., I do not write them all in one sitting--I write them in pieces, putting down one section one day and putting down another section on another day, and writing is done when things of interest come up and I decide to put things in.  On Sunday, January 23, 2011, I was booting up the computer so that I could add information to this edition of T.H.A.T. dealing with changes in personnel in the news departments at Detroit television stations, and I was watching a showing of The McLaughlin Group (a series shown on PBS-associated stations on a weekly basis), and John McLaughlin, the host, was involved in talk about President Hu of China, and he noted that some politicians--who went unidentified--think the big reason for the high unemployment rate in the United States of America is because China's currency is undervalued.  When I heard the statement that China's currency being undervalued was the big reason for the high unemployment rate in the United States of America, I knew I heard nonsense, and I knew it was a piece of information that I had to report, since this edition of T.H.A.T. had already been developing into a piece that was focusing on showing up ignorant or evil people who were on television recently and their ignorant or evil ideas.  Welcome to another edition of T.H.A.T..

    I begin with a segment that I call "The Tale of Two Harrys," which is really a discussion of two periods in television history or two programs of television history--one of April 3, 1964, and one of January 17, 2011--and you should consider this section is a commentary section/review section.
    On Monday, January 17, 2011, I watched television between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (Detroit time), except for a few minutes.  At 10:00 p.m., I tuned in to the first episode of a new series entitled Harry's Law, which was shown on NBC-TV.  At 11:00 p.m., purposely wishing to avoid local newscasts and wanting to see what is better for the moment, I tuned into the Retro Television Network, which ran an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour entitled "A Matter of Murder  " (the series was shown on CBS-TV from the 1962-1963 season through the 1964-1965 season).  There was a stark difference in the likeableness between Harry's Law and "A Matter of Murder."
    NBC-TV is a highly liberal-oriented television network, which, I say, has a lot of unlikable television shows (though they are watched by some people and NBC keeps airing them), such as The Office, The Biggest Loser: Couples, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Harry's Law is a perfect fit for NBC-TV and a good show to avoid.  The main character is "Harriet," but she is also called "Harry" regularly, which is a guy's name.  The actress who plays Harry is Kathy Bates, who looks like so many feminists/liberals, such as Janet Reno, Lisa Jackson, Janet Napolitano, and Sonya Sotomayer--fat and like males, having that non-femine look.  And Harry acts like a male and acts angry and tough.  Surrounding Harry are a bunch of "liberals" (or socialists and such), such as a feminized male and a shoe-loving blonde, the latter of whom was so pleased to take up working with Harry at Harry's new business--a law firm--when it was found that the previous owners had a shoe store and left dozens and dozens of new shoes behind.  During the showing of the episode, I took a few minutes to take a break from the liberalism to take a shower, and when I returned to the show, Harry was arguing in court with an opposing lawyer, and, at one point, Harry brought up Rush Limbaugh's name (it was brought up because David E. Kelley, the writer, put it in the script as part of his liberal-agenda attack on "conservatives," those who uphold the ways of The United States Constitution), and, unfortunately for me, I was not running a recorder at the time.  In the story,  Harry was defending a young black youth, and, late in the show, Harry, while trying to convince the jury not to find her client quilty, had a line that went something like: "...Time for the village to step up."  That line refers to Hillary Clinton's statement that "It takes a village to raise a child," which--I say--is nonsense.  The courtroom stuff of the episode came off as preachy--liberal-preachy stuff--and much of the show was cliché stuff.  To me, the episode looked as if the purpose of the series is to preach liberalism and not to entertain.  (The show is much more liberal and preachy than The Bold Ones, a series of roughly the late 1960s, and Quincy, M.E. (a series of the  late 1970s and early 1980s) were; The Bold Ones and Quincy, M.E. were shown by NBC-TV.)
    I started the recorder in time to catch the end credits of Harry's Law, I was glad when I could shut off the recorder and tune the television set to another network, the Retro Television Network, at 11:00 p.m., and it was time for an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, which was not in color and not in stereo and not in the wide-screen format.  The episode that I was given was "A Matter of Murder," and it was a fun episode, which was originally shown on network television on April 3, 1964, and I will remember much more of it over the years to come than I will the first episode of Harry's Law.  Some of the performers in the episode were Darren McGavin (who played a killer), Patricia Crowley (who played the killer's lover and partner in crime), Patrick McVey (who played a police lieutenant), Than Wyenn (who played General Delivery), and Telly Savalas.  Telly Savalas played Philadelphia Harry or "Uncle Harry," who, for twenty years, was a car thief, and, in this episode, he and his associates stole a Rolls-Royce owned by the killer, and when Uncle Harry opened up the trunk, once he had the car in safe hiding, he found a body of a dead women.  Generally speaking, this Harry was a good man--he was only a thief.  Now, Harry had a dead body, and he had to get rid of it.  This episode, which was written by Boris Sobelman and directed and produced by David Lowell Rich, focused on people continually obtaining the body through an odd sequence of events and then having to work to get rid of the body.  It was all fun!
    In the past, I have mentioned that the time period between the 1940s and the mid-1970s or so was a fun time for television and today is not a fun time, as the tales of the two Harrys shows.  You should thoroughly enjoy "A Matter of Murder" when you see it.  You should avoid Harry's Law, which, when you analysis it, you will see is crap and more crap from NBC-TV.

    Let me add information to the Harry's Law topic.  Every Sunday, I see the new edition of TV Plus (the weekly television-program-listings publication associated with the Daily Tribune, distributed in the Detroit-Metropolitan area) and tv weekly lite (the weekly television-program-listings publication associated with the Detroit Free Press, the left-wing newspaper).  On Sunday, January 23, 2011, both television-program-listings publications promoted Harry's Law on the cover, and each had a photograph of Kathy Bates (though the photographs were different).  Here was the headline on the cover of TV Plus: "Oscar winner Kathy Bates plays ex-patent lawyer Harriet 'Harry' Korn, who opens a private practice in an abandoned shoe store on 'Harry's Law,' a new NBC dramedy airing Monday at 10 p.m."  To me, that statement is passable and non-irritating.  The tv weekly lite, associated with the left-wing Detroit Free Press, had this headline for readers: "Kathy Bates Provides Timely Role Model on New NBC Series.  Oscar winner Kathy Bates plays ex-patent lawyer Harriet 'Harry' Korn, who opens a private practice in an abandoned shoe store on 'Harry's Law,' a new NBC dramedy airing Monday at 10 p.m."  The Detroit Free Press had an extra part to its headline--a piece of crap--and I say that Kathy Bates does not provide a timely role model, given what I know Harry's Law to be.

    Since I published the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I was able to see some locally produced shows in Detroit, such as Red Carpet Charity Preview (which was shown on WXYZ-HD on the evening of Friday, January  14, 2011, and had one glaring production error during a JoAnne Purtan segment), Cars are Stars (which was shown on WXYZ-HD on the evening of Saturday, January 15, 2011, and which focused on the North American International Auto Show), and an episode of Detroit Wants 2 Know with Steve Hood (on Saturday, January 15, 2011).  The first episode of Detroit Wants 2 Know with Steve Hood showed up on WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011, and the series is being shown on a weekly basis.  Unfortunately for me, I did not begin to watch the episode of Detroit Wants 2 Know with Steve Hood till about half the program had been aired, so I could not determine whether or not Steve Hood is going to use the program to pass along nonsense thought (I saw Steve Hood's interview with Bill Perkins, the operator of two auto dealerships in the Detroit area and the man who is the chairman for the 2011 North American International Auto Show), and I can note that Steve Hood spoke well enough (he is also very expressive with his hands, and, at one point, a sequence of moves reminded me of someone doing Hustle dancing, and that is not a statement that notes something bad--it is simply a note). Detroit Wants 2 Know with Steve Hood is a show that has Steve Hood doing commentary and conducting interviews.

    Ah, oh boy!  And then I saw the edition of Detroit Wants 2 Know with Steve Hood on Saturday, January 29, 2011, and Steve Hood gave an explanation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in relation to mortgages.  Steve Hood passed along defective information, and so I now know the potential of Steve Hood.  It is more ignorance on television.

    By the way, in Red Carpet Charity Preview or Cars are Stars, a segment dealt with how Ford has a "green" team of women, and the team has been involved in making foam (like sponge) out of soybean oil, and they are all happy about that.  Yes, the women are working to take more food--soybeans--out of the world marketplace to make foam, and that will probably cause soybeans prices to increase in the future if soybeans are used on a major basis to make foam for cars and other vehicles and will hurt Third World countries, as the using of corn to make ethanol has caused the price of corn to go up and has reduced the amount of corn that is available as food in the world marketplace.  Avoiding oil that comes from the ground is such nonsense!  The women may be engineers, but they are not smart about the world--not really.

    Paul Mitchell--this is the name of a hair-care-products company.  Since the mid-1990s, I have been noting for my files various programs sponsored by Paul Mitchell that involved celebrities taking part in games, such as skiing, hockey, and poker, and some of the specials have been informally called Celebrity Sports Invitational and Holiday Celebrity Sports Spectacular.  On Sunday, January 16, 2011, WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1, aired this special--The Paul Mitchell Best Celebrity Sports Invitational Winter Edition--at 4:00 p.m. (the television-program-listings publications that I saw had a show called Raising the Roof, which was designed to be a special about Dr. Martin Luther King, listed, but that show was not shown).  The host for The Paul Mitchell Best Celebrity Sports Invitational Winter Edition was Brian Corsetti, and the executive producer was Marjoe Gortner (a former actor and the host of the event).  Appearing in the special were many celebrities, such as Jennifer Finnegan, Jonathan Silverman, Nicollette Sheridan, Corbin Bernsen, Peter Fonda, Robert Davi, Dennis Franz, Billy Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, Virginia Madsen, Larry David, Ian Ziering, Christie Brinkley, Kevin Costner, John O'Hurley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Lorenzo Lamas, Al Joyner, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,  Darryl Hannah, Camryn Manheim, Anne Hearst, Marla Maples, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Tilley, Matt Dillon, Chris Noth, Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Marcia Gay Harden, and Kelsey Grammer.  Now, I have a lesson for you and your children.  Almost all the celebrities that appeared in the production are "liberals" or highly liberal and support Barack Obama, a highly liberal man (or Marxist).  I note that Kelsey Grammer seems to be a Republican.  Given the information about  who was on the show, I can say that Paul Mitchell is a company that promotes "liberalism" or "enslavism" and that I do not touch products made by Paul Mitchell, since "liberals," especially those like Barack Obama, are working to make The United States Constitution mute and impose "enslavism" on the people of the United States of America.  I guess I could say that The Paul Mitchell Best Celebrity Sports Invitational Winter Edition and a bunch of liberals pushed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. aside on this day!  (You are urged to see my document entitled Conservatives and The United States Constitution Versus Enslavers and Enslavism (Communism, Sharia, Socialism, et cetera), which can be reached by using this Enslavism link, and, by the way, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a man who pushes the idea of manmade climate change, which is a hoax, and that shows that he is a defective man, and I urge you to see my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense. which can be reached by using this link: Carbon.)

        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).

    Right now, a television show called For My People is in the middle of the 40th year of production; it is a local Detroit-area series put together by an entity called "Project B.A.I.T."  In essence, the program was started by disgruntled blacks, if not radical blacks, of the 1960s and early 1970s, and, in the early 1970s, I knew some people who were associated with the program and while I was at university with them, though I was not friends with them.  On Saturday, January 11,  2011, I watched an episode of For My People, which was shown on WKBD-TV, Channel 50, at 6:30 a.m. (the time slot where it gets aired weekly).  The show looked as if it was made up of several "reports" (report segments) that were hosted by a black man with white hair; the man was a sloppy speaker, and, sometimes, I had a hard time understanding what he was saying.  One of the early "reports was a commentary piece--and, really, all the segments or "reports" were commentary pieces--it was about the possible selling of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, and it was a nonsense piece, filled with nonsense reasoning.  Later, the man took up the subject of the incident in which North Korea attacked South Korea.  Read a text version of what the man said about the incident (I present most of the man's words): "This is another Project B.A.I.T news and analysis "Rambo Report" for For My People.  In recent weeks, we have heard about the four Ko, Koreans, the South Koreans who were killed when North Korea bombarded with artillery shells...off the coast of South Korea.  Aides to Obama woke him up at four in the morning to tell him what is going on.   Why did he do that?  Why did they wake up Obama in the middle of the night?  He needs his rest!  Besides the bombardment and the killing of those four Koreans, eighteen-thousand miles away or more.  The Korea--South Korea--has its own army, has it own Nav, Navy, and its own air force.  They don't need our assistance to deal with artillery shells...."  and "...As you know, four-hundred--roughly four-hundred--Detroiters were killed last year.  Nobody woke up Obama for that.  In Chicago, seventy young people have been killed over the course of this year.  No one woke up Obama for that in the middle of the night.  And you can check out the situation in Chicago on line at the Black Star Project.  We constantly talk about, ah, ah, the violence that's going on in Chicago in the black community, in particular in regard with the number of young people who are being killed violently.  Now Obama did send Lawrence Holden, the attorney general, to look into, see what was going on in Chicago.  He didn't send Holder here to Detroit.  In fact, he didn't send an aircraft carrier to Detroit or Chicago to look into the violence like he did in South Korea.  He ordered, ah, ah, an aircraft carrier from Japan to sail in to the Yellow Sea to check, I think, the North Koreans and to intimidate them a bit.  We didn't get an aircraft carrier...."  That ends that for this document.  "B.A.I.T." stands for "Black Awareness In Television," and this show from Project B.I.A.T.," which has always produced the show, was a one-camera show, and the production quality was poor, as it always has been over the decades (there has been no improvement in forty years).  The reason that I show the nonsense commentary presented in a "Rambo Report" is to show what defective thinking is being taught on television to some Detroiters and has been taught for decades to some Detroiters, and it helps illustrate why Detroit is going to be a dead city for decades to come (and to learn more about Detroit, you should see my document entitled Detroit and Death: A Future View of the United States of America, which can be reached by using this link: Detroit.

     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 is a "for-the-record" section, which shows the nature of a man and the Democratic Party ideology and thinking, which, today, is the combined ideologies of communism and socialism and thuggism--overall known as enslavism.  On January 8, 2011, a man--Jared Loughner--shot and killed or shot an injured a number of persons in Tucson, Arizona, which is in Pima Country; for example, a judge (a man known to be a Republican) was killed, and a nine-year-old girl was killed, and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (a Democrat related to Arizona) was injured.  Clarence Dupnik was the county sheriff of that county on January 8, 2011, as he had been since 1980.  By the way, Pima County is one of the counties of Arizona that touches Mexico, and the counties of Arizona that touch Mexico have been having trouble with illegal aliens--some of whom are or were very dangerous--for many years.  On Saturday, January 8, 2011, Clarence Dupnik--a Democrat--made some comments to the press--in a press conference--about the shooting incident, and some things he said are: "...And I think it's time as a country that we should do a little sole searching, because I think the vitriol rhetoric we hear day in and day out from, ah, people in the radio business and some people in TV business and what we see on TV and how our youngsters are being raised that this has not become the nice--the United States of America--that most of us grew up in, and I think it's time that we do the sole searching...." and "...But again I'd just like to say that, when you, when you look at unbalanced people, how they are, ah, ah, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government.  The anger, the hatred, the, ah, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous and, unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of a capital.  We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry...."  The material presented within the quotation marks should never had been said at a press conference, which should have been focused on only the shooting incident, such as on the how the victims were doing, and, most assuredly, Clarence Dupnik should not have brought up such ideas as his thinking that Arizona has become a capital of bigotry and prejudice, and, to me, Clarence Dupnik--a Democrat who had opposed the recent immigration-related law enacted in Arizona in 2010--was bringing up the subject of the immigration law again, showing his dislike for it.  Clarence Dupnik was asked questions by Megan Fox on the Fox News Channel on Sunday, January 9, 2010.  "...Do you have reason to believe that this particular suspected killer was, was taking in information or was in any way influenced by the, the, the vitriol or rhetoric you referring to that, you know, has been out on the airwaves?"--this question was posed to Clarence Dupnik by Meagan Kelly on the Fox News Channel on Sunday, January  9, 2011, and Clarence Dupnik's answer was: "Ah, if your question is specific, I, I have to be specific and say--I don't have that information yet.  The investigation is very, in it's very initial phases.  But my belief--and I've been watching, ah, what's been going on in this country for the last seventy-five years and I've been a police office for over fifty years--there's no doubt in my mind that when, he, ah, ah, a number of people night and day try to inflame the public that there's going to be some consequences from doing that...."  Also, Clarence Dupnik said in the interview with Megan Kelly on Sunday, January 9, 2010: "...There are a whole lot of people in this country that are very angry at the politics of people like Gabrielle.  There was, ah, a lot of vitriolic statements made night and day on radio and TV about her support of health care [the health-care bill], about her support of some of the other things, and some of the vitriol got a lot of people agitated.  You [Meagan Kelly] took the words out of my mouth.  You're talking about irrational behavior here, and there's no way that I know of that you can rationalize irrational behavior...." and "...I grew up in a country that was totally different from the country that we have today.  We didn't have this kind of nonsense going on, and it used to be that politicians from different parties could sit down, forget about their ideology, and work on the country's problems.  We don't see that happening today.  As a matter of fact, we see just the opposite. We see one party trying to block the attempts of another party to make this a better country...."   The comments show that Clarence Dupnik is not the type of man who should be a country sheriff, and he shows himself to be a man who is opposed to "conservatism" and, in essence, the country as it was founded, under The United States Constitution.  And around the same time, Clarence Dupnik appeared on a number of nationally shown television programs, and one of those programs had Diane Sawyer doing the interviewing, which was for ABC-TV on January 10, 2011, and one thing that Clarence Dupnik said in the interview is: "Well, the kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh--in my judgment--he's irresponsible, uses, ah, partial information, sometimes wrong information, attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials.  And that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences, and I think he's irresponsible."  Yes, Clarence Dupnik used a killing/shooting incident to pushes Marxism--putting down good people who oppose and speak out against Marxism, such as, specifically, communism, which is what Barack Obama likes, and also during the interview, when Clarence Dupnik was asked whether or not he believes Rush Limbaugh can be directly tied to inciting the violence done by Jared Loughner, Clarence Dupnik said; "Of course!"  Clarence Dupnik presented no facts to back up his comments; he simply ran off the mouth, which is commonplace for communists and such who wish to stoke the embers of hate against those who uphold the ways of The United States Constitution, which is a document that enslavers do not like, since it can block them from being dictators in this country.  Clarence Dupnik is a bad man.

    Sean Hannity had County Sheriff Arpaio (the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona) on Hannity on Thursday, January 14,  2011.  At one point, Sheriff Arpaio said: "...I'm a little discouraged at his  [Clarence Dupnik's] comments.  Ah, he is runnin' the investigation.  I was a high federal law enforcement official.  You have to be very careful what you say--not to give ammunition to the, ah, person being arrested--and it will go through the criminal-justice system.  I am concerned about his remarks.  I hate to say this, but I don't think it was correct to blame everybody on these murders.  That's not fair.  That's not true.  And I take issue with that...."

    When people get together for a forum or discussion session called "America's Next Chapter" on television, you probably expect the people who speak are intelligent and can provide useful thoughts, but that is often not the case in this day and age that I call "The Pseudo Information Age and the Age of Ignorance," and a good example of that was broadcasts of Tavis Smiley on PBS-associated stations recently, particularly on, for example, WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 12:00 a.m., and Friday, January 21, 2011, at 12:00 a.m., and Saturday, January 22,  2011, at 12:00 a.m.  (The three-hour forum had aired originally on C-SPAN.)  Those programs, each of which was a half-hour long, had a portion of the roughly three-hour forum hosted by Tavis Smiley, and the panel was made up of John Chen (of Sybest), Dana Milbank (a writer for The Washington Post), Arianna Huffington (of The Huffington Post), David Brody (of CBN News), David Frum (of FrumForum), Maria Bartiromo (of CNBC), Maria Teresa Kumo (of Vote Latino), and Cornel West (a professor at Princeton University).  I watched the program of January 19, 2011, and I heard, basically, nothing but nonsense thoughts and thinkers, especially in the case of Cornel West, and it occurred to me many viewers of the program probably thought what was being presented was great and wonderful, being ignorant people.  I did not record any the episodes of Tavis Smiley that covered "America's Next Chapter," but I found the video of the three-hour program on the Internet, and I now present two examples of the foolish thought that was presented (it would be a waste of my time to show up all the nonsense of the forum in this edition of T.H.A.T.).
     It was during the day on Thursday, January 20, 2011, that I found a recording of the forum, and here was the opening statement that Cornel West said, which had been broadcast earlier on January 20, 2011, on Tavis Smiley, and had Cornel West responding to the basic idea presented by Tavis Smiley about "America returning to its greatness" and whether or not America ever had "greatness": "...First, I want to thank you for bringin' us together.  We need to have this conversation at this moment in the history of this very fragile experiment with democracy called the United Nations--United States of America, U.S.  Now what I meant is that, dah, for me the very notion of a great nation is a bit oxymoronic because I come out of a Christian tradition that says--the greatest among you will be the servant to the poor.  And I don't know of a nation that's treating its poor with the level of dignity that it ought, so that when I think of Alexander the Great--Alexander's not great to me--he just dominated and conquered a lot of people, and Napoleon's not great, he just dominated and conquered a lot of people.  That for me, the legacy of Martin Luther King, the legacy of Dorothy Irene Height--this is the founding day of the delta, ninety-eight years celebration of...--how are you doin' with the prisoners, how you doin' with the workers, how you doin' with the widows, how you doin' with the fatherless, the motherless, the Working Classes, and so forth?  So military might, America unbelievable!  Upward social mobility, America unbelievable!  Technology innovation, America unbelievable!  Rights and liberties at its best, America unbelievable!  But greatness has to do with how are your poor and working people doing?  That's the vantage point for me...."  [Note: Cornel West did say "United Nations" and had to quickly correct himself, and his slip of the lip could show his underlying beliefs.]
    I have to stop here to interrupt Cornel West's first segment, since when I saw it on the Tavis Smiley broadcast, I noted to myself that this man teaches such nonsense on a regular basis and I could not put up with such nonsense in an hour lecture a week or several hours of lecture a week.
    I continue on with Cornel West's first segment, though I have skipped a bit: "...When I look at how are poor people are doing--not very well.  Downward mobility, the new poor.  Chronic poor locked into a pre-industrial complex.  Militarism, not just in Afghanistan, but the military industrial complex of the Pentagon, and the military budget being fifty percent of the U.S. budget, which means there's no wiggle room to even deal with the situation of working people and poor people...."
    That is enough of that nonsense.  For 2009, the percentage of spending on the military by the federal government was 23 percent, and the spending on Social Security was 20 percent, and the spending for Medicare/Medicaid was 19 percent ("U.S. Federal Spending --Fiscal Year 2009."  Wikipedia.com, 8 January 2011.), and the Medicaid amount does not include what is spent by states for the Medicaid program, and in the cases of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, they are bankrupt since the federal government has mismanaged them for years.  Cornel West ran off the mouth and passed along bad information!
    Okay, let me present one more piece of the opening statement made by Cornel West during the forum: "...And then there's the spiritual issue--the materialism, the hedonism, the narcissism, the sort of spiritual malnutrition and moral constipation that we see in the nation!...."
    Cornel West dislikes the United States of America, as you can see, but that is to be expected since he is a Marxist (a promoter of enslavism and a person who seems to want a one-party system, such as a communist dictatorship, for the country).
    Also, on Thursday, January 20, 2011, I found a clip of Cornel West from the forum, and here is a portion of the clip in text form: "...It's very clear that the two-party system is part of the brokenness that we're talkin' about.  We got both parties that are dominated by the same interest--corporate big banks.  You got ordinary citizens--different political ideological racial groups--feeling relatively powerless, relatively impotent.  Now that can be the makings of a crypto fascism, if we don't begin to come to terms with this.  You see?  But, on the other hand, it also means the 'Tea Party' brothers and sisters, they're gonna become more and more upset with the establishment in the Republican Party because the business interests and their populist interests begin to be more and more intentioned...." and "...Martin [Martin Luther King] died for sanitation workers.  He died because he sided with poor babies in Vietnam, against American occupation.  He was anti-militarism, anti-imperalist.  He was against the American empire in terms of its presence around the world undercutting what he thought to be certain principles.  But all Martin could do is bare witness.  That's why, when he died, seventy-five percent of Americans against him, fifty-five percent of black people against him--'cause he was too loving.  When you love poor people that much, when you love working people that much, that makes you the freest man in the country or the freest woman in the country, but you also the biggest threat to both Republican and Democratic Party.  Now, what I'm callin' for is the legacy of Martin, but I can only call for it, I can only live a life based on it, because I don't control history, I don't control...."
    I could easily run a ten-week class at a university to explain why almost all that was was said during the forum was nonsense.  I would run a recording of the forum all the way through, and then I would start from the beginning and go sentence by sentence, starting and stopping the recording.  I would have no trouble showing up the ignorance that was presented, and it was much, and one of the biggest of the ignorant on that panel was Cornel West.
    And that finishes this section that shows the ignorance that can be found easily on television every day.

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    Okay, here is the humorous part of our program.  Michelle Obama and other nitwits are trying to dictate what foods should be fed children, such as through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and, supposedly, Michelle Obama is fighting obesity in children.  Well, I think the obesity problem is not because children do not play much outside, do not walk or run to school daily, do not push lawn mowers (without motors) each week, do not shovel sidewalks, et cetera--it is because of television cooking shows.  Let us go back in time.  In the 1960s, Julia Child and Graham Kerr were some of the national phenomena who were cooking up a storm weekly or daily.  Through the years, viewers have been affected by Marcia Adams, Lidia Bastianic, Larry Bly, Rich Browne, Stephen Cassarino, Amy Coleman, Nathalie Dupree, Todd English, Debbie Fields, Keith Floyd, Lee Gerovitz, Vertamae Grosvenor, George Hirsch, Ken Hom, Faith Hoshijo, Madhur Jaffarey, Christopher Kimball, Marian Morash, Sarah Mounton, Joan Nathan, Tina Nordstrom, Karen Orr, Steven Raichlen, Rachael Ray, Michael Rousell, Rod Santana, Richard Simmons, Jeff Smith, Nick Stellino, Joanne Weir, Jill Willan, Justin Wilson, Roy Yamaguchi, Martin Yan, et cetera   Today, viewers have the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, Create, and PBS, and there are all the morning shows on television--local and network--that have cooking segments everyday, as has been the rule for decades and decades (in the 1940s and 1950s, Jean McBride hosted shows for Detroit-area viewers on WWJ-TV, Channel 4, such as Detroit News Test Kitchen and Jean McBride's Home Cooking).  Yes, it is time get rid of all those cooking shows!

    Did you get the joke?

    Here's a "for-the-record" section.  WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, has been airing a block of sitcoms under the umbrella title TheWADL Sitcom Marathon on Monday mornings at 12:00 a.m. since Monday, December 6, 2010.  Each block runs from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and focuses on one particular old television series, and the first block had episodes of Get Smart (that series with Don Adams as Maxwell Smart from the 1960s).  So far, WADL-HD has presented blocks of such programs as The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., Hogan's Heroes, and Happy Days.  Each blocked is introduced by Joelle Lukasiewicz, who hosts the Saturday evening movies shown under the umbrella title Motor City Movie Night.

    And "for the record," I saw an episode of Off the Map on ABC-TV on January 19, 2011, and I can report--to help out real guys--there is no reason to see the show, since there are no "erotics" to see.  The gals are the same type--those with a touch of yuppieness, a touch of stand-offishness, a touch of feminist liberal arrogance.  They just lack that important squeezableness and that important happiness in the face.  Maybe, I can say that they are sexually sterile looking.  Maybe, there is phoniness in them.  They are like Christy Lemire, the co-host of Ebert Presents At the Movies, which, I say, should go down in television history as the most liberal-based movie review show on television ever (it started up on PBS on January 21, 2011), being so concerned with social issues and social significances of movies, which is some of what you will get in Off the Map..

     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.

    In Michigan, there is a weekly television show called Off the Record that is produced for PBS-associated stations, and on Sunday, January 23, 2011, when I was about to boot up my computer to write about changes that have taken place at news departments at television stations in  the Detroit area, I was watching an episode of Off the Record, and the guest was David Holtz (the director of Progress Michigan, a left-wing entity).  I was hearing ignorant statements from David Holtz, so I started up my recorder (I missed some of the ignorant statements that I would have loved to pass along to you here).  At one point, David Holtz said: "...And, number two, we don't need coal plants, and they raise rates for, for electrical users...." and "...We don't need the coal plants.  Every coal plant that we do put on line that's new is taking out of, out of, the, ah, energy market, the opportunity to use renewables...."  The Democratic Party is loaded with ignorant and evil people, as I have shown to you in this edition of T.H.A.T..

    On Thursday, January 27, 2011, a bunch of crap shot out of the television set at me when I happened to see the opening to The View (which is shown weekdays on CBS-TV)  It was reported that a Florida Representative--a woman--was proposing a bill in which parents would be graded in how they worked with their children on school matters, helping their children, and the grade would appear on the "report cards' of the children.  The studio audience seemed to be made up of only women, and all the women seemed to applaud the idea as something good.  I am glad I do not know them.  To young men, I say, "Ignorant women--no matter of shapely--are throwaways and not marriage material, since they would produce and raise stupid children."

    Oh, hey!  On Thursday, January 27, 2011, WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1, broadcast a locally produced special entitled Ultimate Wedding Planning Show.  It was hosted by Erin Nicole, who is known for doing the traffic bits on the station on weekday mornings.  The show was, basically, an infomercial in which people tied to the wedding business in someway in the Detroit area answered questions from people who had offered the questions on the Web site for the station.  Taking part in the program were Tari Krupinski (Visions Spa Salon), Joe Lucido (Lucido Fine Jewelry), Dawn Weisburg (Andiamo restaurant), Ralph Belisario (Bellisario Florist), Tawnya Johnson (The Inn St. John's), Gina Salaski (Gina's Bridal Boutique), Michelle Dolski (Art Van Furniture), Nick Lavdas (White House Wedding Chapel), Maria Lavdas (White House Wedding Chapel), David Smith (Directional Strategies Travel), Cynthia Mifsud (Entertainment Express limo service), Donna Brady (Petruzzelo's), Sandra Smith (Directional Strategies Travel), Stacy Reisterer (Sandal Resorts), Jennifer Gray (Body by Jenn), and Dr. Al Wesley (Wesley Dental & Associates).  Oh, television-program-listings magazines reported that the showing time would be 8:00 p.m., but it aired at 9:00 p.m., so you might have missed the program.

    I now pass along information about changes that I have noticed with the news departments at television stations based in the Detroit area.  On December 27, 2010, I saw Ashlee Baracy doing traffic reporting on WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1, for the first time, but I do not know her start date at the station, but it must be a recent date.  Smita Kalokhe started doing reporting work--as a street reporter-on WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1, in November 2010, sometime after I had made my annual fall survey.  I saw Robin Murdoch doing reporting for WJBK-HD, Channel 2.1, for the first time on January 20, 2011, and that is not her start date at the station, but I can say that she started at the station recently.  On January 16, 2011, Jessica Starr (a blonde) did her first work as a weathercaster for WJBK-HD, Channel 2.1.  On January 22,  2011, Chris Edwards did his first work as a weathercaster for WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1; he had recently been at WJBK-HD, Channel 2.1, his second stint at WJBK-HD, Channel 2.1.  And in January 2011, Syma Chowdhry (who was the first runner up in the Miss Pennsylvania contest in 2002) has become the regular news reader for First Forecast Mornings on WWJ-HD, Channel 62.1.

    On May 16, 2010, we got Miss USA Rima Fakih.  Now we have Smita Kalokhe.  And now we also have Syma Chowdhry.

    I detect pandering going on.

    Oh, I would not be surprise if Smita Kalokhe and Syma Chowdhry are low-level thinkers and over the scope of their lives will be known for nothing more than fluff and pretty faces.  For example, it is very unlikely they will understand and report on the bad that the EPA is doing in relation to forcing farmers to buy extra storage tanks for milk and to create emergency spill plans related to milk, an idea that has been in the works since 2010 at least (Daining, Peter.  "Outcry from farmers over spilled milk rule."  The Holland Sentinel, 19 June 2010, 05:30 a.m.), and the EPA is doing that under the guise that milk contains animal fat or oil, and if milk is spilled, it will hurt the environment.  Do you see the craziness in that?  I say that the EPA, now under control of the Barack Obama administration and communists and environmentalists with highly ill minds, is purposely working to destroy the farming industry and the industrial industry in the country by issuing bad and evil rules.

    Also, I wonder if Smita Kalokhe and Syma Chowdhry would cover or understand what I am about to report.  On Monday, January 31, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is null and void, being a law the violates the rules of The United States Constitution, and over the next few days, it was clear the Barack Obama administration was not stopping its work to implement the law, and that is lawlessness (you are urged to see my document entitled National Health Care and Mass Failure: The Reasons it is a Dead Issue, which can be reached by using this Health link).  On February 2, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman ruled that the Barack Obama administration is in contempt of court in relation the subject of drilling for oil (which the Barack Obama administration had made two moratoriums about in 2010)--the Barack Obama administration had yet to issue any permits to drill or continue drilling, and that is lawlessness (you are urged to see my document entitled The Oil-Rig Disaster of April 20, 2010: Evidence that Shows Barack Obama Purposely Wanted to Hurt the Beaches, which can be reached by using this Oil Rig link).  The United States of America surely has a U.S. President who is evil and corrupt!

    Since Smita Kalokhe and Syma Chowdhry are probably as ignorant as most of the other newscasters on Detroit television stations and on network news programs about what Barack Obama is or are also supporters of Barack Obama's defective ways of life as many other newscasters seem to be, I have to do this job.  I say that Barack Obama is getting his wish--the Middle East is on the way to becoming more radical and more run by ways of Sharia, which is a crap political system wrapped up in religion. The Egyptian riots were not spurred on by the circulation to people over time, such as for many months, a new way of life for the future--a constitution based on the individual, as is The United States Constitution, which Barack Obama is working to break down--it was simply a rebellion, which had no replacement thing in mind, and it had only the idea of democracy in mind maybe (I am not sure many in the crowds were really pushing democracy for Egypt).  Basically, The United States Constitution was not put together by men with "enslavism" in mind, but Barack Obama is pushing men of the Muslim Brotherhood to be involved in forming a new government in Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood is an enslavist entity, and, in the long run, there is no compromising with the Muslim Brotherhood that will be worthwhile in creating a country.  Egypt is done for!

    Well, I have to make comments about the music for the Super Bowl XLV show of February 6, 2011--or really for Focus Rally America Pre-Kick show and the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime show.  Lea Michaels is a regular performer for the Fox TV series entitled Glee, and I say that she is overrated, given she had an irritating sound to her voice when she sang "America the Beautiful" during the pre-kick show.  Christina Aguilera--the bleached-blonde gal--sang the "National Anthem," and she got it wrong, and her interpretation was somewhat irritating, since it was as if every third word had to be yelled out, and that gave the presentation a "sing-song" feel (good announcers know what I mean by "sing-song delivery").  And for the half-time show, the world was exposed to The Black Eyed Peas, and it was a show with a lot of flash, but it lacked good singing, and the show will probably go down in history as one of the most forgettable, especially since all the songs sounded about the same--highly affected by special-effects audio-and, for example, Will.I.am (on of the members of the group) did not sing well, and, in addition, Will.I.am showed himself to be a super-big supporter of "enslavism" and the enslavist known as Barack Obama, and Will.I.am showed he is a stupid man, pushing through lyrics the idea that Barack Obama should spend more money to make more jobs possible, and I say that The Black Eyed Peas gave Super Bowl XLV a black eye.  (In twenty years, no one will ever play the songs of the Black Eyes Peas as "gold" tunes, since the songs are not pleasant or singable or humable.)

   Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television series 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. #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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