(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 92 - - -

     It is hard to find anything funny on television today; that is, it is hard to find something that is fun for fun sake and is not a put-down joke or a sexual joke, such as a gay joke.  To start off this edition of Television History and Trivia, and I present something that was on television somewhat recently as part of a sitcom, and it got laughs.  I have to set up the scene for the piece of comedy.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is truly is piece of crap, and if you do not agree with me, then you are a piece of crap.  Oh, that was not the joke.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is going to lead to deaths and poor health care for the citizens of the United States of America, and that was the goal of those who put it together, and those who enacted it should be punished for crimes against humanity.  Now, on Tuesday, October 13, 2011, at 8:00 p.m., ABC-TV started to run two episodes of a new series entitled Last Man Standing, which features such actors as Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, and Kaitlyn Dever, and the series focuses on a man (played by Tim Allen), his wife, and three daughters.  The program as a product looks good, which is not surprising to me since it is being put together by people who are not beginners at producing television shows, such as Jack Burditt, Marty Adelstein, and John Pasquin.  In the first episode--early in the episode--the father (Tim Allen), the wife (played by Nancy Travis), and one of the daughters (played by Korsney) were in a kitchen scene.  The daughter is young and already has a son, who is called Boyd, and the daughter comes in to the kitchen to see if mom can take Boyd to daycare, since the girl has to work (as a waitress).  Here is a portion of the scene or dialogue, which begins when the question is asked the mother about whether or not she can do baby sitting:

    Mom (Nancy Travis): "I'm running late.  Ask your dad."
    Daughter (Alexandra Krosney): "Oh, not dad.  Boyd only knows like six words, and half of them are--'I blame "Obamacare"!'  He's a bad influence."
    Dad (Tim Allen): "You know he's standing right here."

    Did you see the comedy?  Is not killing thousands and thousands of persons funny?  Is it not funny to have a country in which each person is beholden to the government for health care and the ability to live?  Is it not funny to put down a man (Tim Allen's character) who is against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010?  Are not the producers, such as Jack Burditt, wonderful by promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and pushing the so-called goodness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010?
    By the way, Tim Allen (who is the voice of the "Pure Michigan" travel campaign) is listed as one of the "executive producers" of the series.
    I say--By using propaganda to promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010, the producers of Last Man Standing are crap!
    And so has gone the world of sitcoms since the 1940s--right in to the gutter.

    Even though Last Man Standing is well produced, having good production values, a good cast, et cetera, I avoid it and do not watch it, since it pushes the ways of Barack Obama and other communists.

    On November 15, 2011, the Budget Committee of the U.S. Senate had a hearing, which you probably did not see on television, especially a portion that I am about to present, which was an exchange between U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (a Republican related to Alabama) and the Director of the Congressional Budget Office Doug Elmendorf, and here is the portion that you should keep in mind, and the focus is the "stimulus" package that was passed into law:
    Doug Elmendorf: "...We said was there would be a big boost of the level of GDP in the first three or four years, and then that relative, what would have happened to GDP without that law, the level of GDP at the lower end--that is net negative affect on the growth of GDP."
    Jeff Sessions: "And in the next ten years, since you're carrying that debt and paying interest on it and the stimulus value is long since gone, it's, ah, it would be a continual negative of some affect...."
    [They talked over each other.]
    Doug Elmendorf: "...a drag on a level of GDP beyond that, if no other actions were taken."

    On Sunday, November 20, 2011, I did not rush to get up in the morning, and when I got up and did turn on the television and did channel surfing.  I was heading to WADL-TV, Channel 38.2, which carries the Antenna TV network, because The Three Stooges were supposed to be on, and soon Antenna TV was going to show episodes of Circus Boy (a series from the 1950s) and later episodes of The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin (another series from the 1950s).  On Sunday mornings, it is easy to find ignorant and evil people on the news-and politics-based talk shows--on the networks and on the local television stations of Detroit, such as Spotlight on the News (of WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1) and Flashpoint (of WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1).  At about 8:45 p.m., while I was doing my scanning of the channels, I ended up on WWJ-HD and in the middle of an edition of American Black Journal, and the host--Stephen Henderson--was interviewing three persons (two women and one man), and they passed along ignorance about, for one, the importance of having government make "investments" to drive the economy.  It is the stuff that keeps Detroiters stupid, but since I did not catch the entire interview, I present nothing about it here.  Next, Stephen Henderson interviewed Bankole Thompson (the senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle, a newspaper aimed at blacks), and one reason Bankole Thompson was on the program was to promote his second book about Barack Obama, which is called Obama and Christian Loyalty.  The interview was loaded with crap, and the interview showed up Bankole Thompson (in essence, a foreigner and not a person who grew up in the United States of America) as a racist, and all the while, while Bankole Thompson talked, Stephen Henderson nodded affirmatively in agreement.  If you wonder why Detroit is a dead city and will be a dead city for decades, it is because of people like Stephen Henderson and Bankole Thompson.  Look at a portion of the interview (since Bankole Thompson is a foreigner and does not always speak clearly in English, a couple of his words may be missing or may be incorrect in the segment of text that I present):
    Bankole Thompson: "...Clearly, I think, what the President has not been able to do is to make his faith more public like former President George Bush did.  I mean, you know, I went in to do research and talk about how many times, in fact, has Bush come out and make pronouncements around faith and so forth, when this President [Barack Obama] has not done that.  I mean, you know, before we came on the air, we talked about the fact that, in fact, if in fact this President was seen going to church on Sundays and so forth with his family would there be all these rumors online that he's a Muslim and so forth?  So I think the President has not been that, ah, much out there on his faith.  And I think, you know, he needs to do a better job to do that, because--look, ah--Christanity is central, ah, to, to what happens in this country.  I mean faith-leaders are, are a critical part of this.  And what I tried to do in the book, ah, ah, Steve, is actually try to talk to Christian people--Christian leaders, ah, Christians across the country--about how they feel about the President on the question of public policy, the economy, immigration, and all kinds of other issues, because I think, you know, all voices need to be heard."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right.  Ah, ah, you know, ah, one of the things I always wonder about this President is--Why he's not more publicly religious?  And, and frankly, it's not anyone's business, right?  We always say that, that your religion is your own private business, but, but we expect our leaders to have an explanation for that.  Do you have any inkling about why he's not more like other presidents in, in that way?"
    Bankole Thompson: "You know, that's a good question.  I think it's, it's based on his style, you know.  Because.  Let's look at how the whole issue with the debt ceiling went."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "You know, the President governing from the back."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "You know, they say he allowed Congress to lead.  And which was not good on his part.  But when it came to the question of Libya...."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "...governing from the back, he would take credit.  But when it came to Congress, it was not good.  So, I think, it's, it isn't his style, and sometimes people accuse him of being somewhat of politically naive.  Because, look, I mean, faith has always been a part of, you know, look, America's journey toward a perfect union.  I mean anytime there's a crisis in this nation, where do we go to National Cathedral...."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "...to pray?  I mean, in 2011, 2001--on nine one one.  Bush and the whole leaders were there.  And so I think President Obama has to do a better job.  But one of the things that I raise in the book, Steve, is the fact that how this president's race, President's religion has been questioned.  And the undertone here is race.  That if in fact this president was white..."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "...you know....
    Stephen Henderson: ".Would it matter?...."
    Bankole Thompson: "...would it matter?  It would not matter, because Clinton never went through this kind of heat."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    Bankole Thompson: "George Bush never went through this kind of heat.  I mean George Bush said he was a Christian, was a born-again.  But I mean he smoked pot anyway...."
    Stephen Henderson: "...."
    Bankole Thompson: "...He never went through this heat.  So why must the first African-American President, his religion and faith a question?  I think there's some underpinning of...."
    Stephen Henderson: "...Right.  Is, is religion a proxy that debate for race?  In other words, it's not okay to say I don't like him because he's black, so I'll say I don't like him because he's not religious enough or because I think he's a Muslim."
    Bankole Thompson: "I, I think it's more because he's, he's black.  Because here's the deal.  I'll give you an example.  The minister who came out and supported Rick Perry, ah, Reverend Jeffress, he supported Perry over Mitt Romney, and he said this on the record.  He said, because Mitt Romney's a Mormon.  But he said that, in fact, he would settle for a non-Christian like Mitt Romney than President Obama...."
    Stephen Henderson: "...Right...."
    Bankole Thompson: "...who doesn't follow the Christian, ah, principles...."
    Stephen Henderson: "Right."
    The interview had bull crap, nonsense, defective logic.  The interview was propaganda.  The interview was race baiting--trying to teach racial hatred --hatred against white Christians--to the black individuals of Detroit.   The interview was evilness personified, and that is what you get from communists on television.
    I say--"I do not like Barack Obama, because Barack Obama is an "enslavist," a defective man who, for one, supports communism and Sharia, which are evil political systems.
    By the way, American Black Journal has a history that goes back to the late 1960s, when it was started off as Colored People's Time (the second main title for the series was Detroit Black Journal).

    And Stephen Henderson and Bankole Thompson are reasons many people in Detroit are stupid, being taught ignorant thoughts.

    Oh, on Sunday, November 20, 2011, WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, Detroit, aired an episode of The Michigan Experience, which was a one-hour Michigan production, and the focus of the episode, which began to run at 4:00 p.m., was the Civil War and what people of Michigan did in the Civil War, such as black soldiers in the Union army.  The driving force behind the show was Rodney W. Brown, who was credited as a writer, producer, and director, but there were other writers, Gary Ewell (who also got a "producer" credit) and Michael J. Thorpe (who was the host).  During the segment about blacks who fought on the side of the Union Army--a segment that showed men of today who take part in Civil War reenactment events--I thought how much has been lost by blacks since the Civil War.  Many blacks in Detroit have chosen to be slaves--of other blacks--by taking up following the ways of communists and socialists who are considered leaders, who have taken and are taking freedom away from the many blacks all under the guise of giving them equality and "economic justice" (over ninety percent of the blacks who voted in November 2008 and November 2010 voted for socialists and communists).

    I can argue well Stephen Henderson and Bankole Thompson are promoting slavery for blacks in America by spewing their nonsense on television, and I could say, "Yes, Stephen Henderson and Bankole Thompson are the slave drivers."  [Ritchie Havens' song "Slave Driver" (of the 1970s) comes to my mind, but it has a different association in my mind than what Ritchie Havens seemed to have in mind.]

    I can say that, for television viewers in the Detroit area, Sunday, November 20, 2011, was a big day for crap to be pushed on them.  In the evening, WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, aired another edition of MiVote, and the main topic was the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011.  It was hosted by Christy McDonald, and there was a panel made up of Don Hazaert, Tameshia Bridges, and Andrew Farmer (who is associated with AARP, which pushed for the passing of the act).  The show did such things as push the goodness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which was propaganda and a lie (as I show in my document entitled National Health Care and Mass Failure: The Reasons it is a Dead Issue, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document).  This program pushed the idea that many people do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, which is nonsense.  People not already mentioned in this paragraph who were interviewed pushed such the ideas as (1) "fast food" is bad and (2) they should have the ability to tell others what they should or should not eat, which are nonsense ideas.  I even heard one person hint that, in essence, some people should be made to change what they eat to make them live longer or to save them from themselves   This edition of MiVote was truly bad television, since it was working to teach crap!

    Here is a tiny piece of commentary--If you think you have an obligation to act in a way that ultimately forces others to change what they eat, you are an evil person--you are not a god and do not have the power tell others how that part of their lives should be lived.

    Incidentally, the manmade-global-warming idea, which is--it is alleged--killing the planet, is a communist/socialist hoax, aimed at letting a few people control, for example, the industrial workings of the United States of America, and around November 23, 2011, more e-mail associated with the big pushers of the fraudulent manmade-global-warming idea, such as James Hansen, became public news around the world around November 23, 2011, and the e-mails showed more of the hoax, and you are urged to see my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached by using this Carbon link, and you must remember Christy McDonald hosted three programs called Great Lakes Now, which had environmental groups and government people talking about environmental issues, on WTVS-HD, Channel 55.1 in October 2011 (they were shown on October 12, 2011, October 13, 2011, and October 14, 2011).

    I can argue well Christy McDonald is another one of those ugly women--a woman with a truly ugly mind that promotes "enslavism."  (You are urged to see my document entitled Barack Obama's Women -- Ugly Women Through and Through: Facts, Information, and Opinion (A Lesson for Hoped-to-Be Men), which can be reached by using this Ugly link.)

    Welcome to the world of "enslavist" television in Detroit.

         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).

    On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, two federal court decisions should have been covered by your favorite television newscast, but it seems very likely to me the decisions--though they have national implications--were not reported by your favorite television newscast, and that shows how bad and even corrupt the television news industry is as a whole in the country, and the information that was not reported shows how bad or evil many judges in the federal court system are.  On this day--November 8, 2011--the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling (on case No. 11-5047) that said that the "individual mandate" related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is not unconstitutional, and one judge--Judge Laurence H. Silberman--noted in the ruling: "...The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local--or seemingly passive--their individuals origins....," which a smart person or thinking person can realize shows the judge has set down the way that federal politicians can act as if there are no limits to what the federal government can do to the individual citizen or order the individual citizen to do, since, in essence, federal politicians can deem that anything is a national problem that the U.S. Congress can deal with.  Also on this day, a U.S. District Judge James Ware said that the school management of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, had the right to stop students from wearing the American flag on clothing on May 5, 2010 or on what was considered "Cinco De Mayo," an official holiday in Mexico and not in the United States of America, and it was a day during which Spanish-type students got to display the flag of Mexico.

    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.

    Two things on television caught my attention on Sunday, November 13, 2011.  On this day, the PBS-affiliate known as WCMU-TV, which is based at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, aired an episode of American in Prime Time.  The series is a four-part series, and the episode was called "The Misfits."  You might think the episode might be something that would look back at television shows and bring back nice memories.  That is not what the episode did.  Generally speaking, the episode did not have a clear focus and it drifted, but I will say that it seemed to me to be a social piece in which people who have been a part of making some television shows reflected on their lives and what they are and why they made what they made.  It was what a person can expect from highly "liberal" persons, some of whom were Ron Howard and Alec Baldwin.  Although the show showed a few clips of The Addams Family and The Munsters--two series from the 1960s--the episode focused on for the most part somewhat recent shows of the past that got critical acclaim from "liberals" but did not play well for the general audience, and some of the shows were Twin Peaks (which ran on ABC-TV for two seasons around 1990), Freaks and Geeks (which ran on Fox TV in the 1999-2000 season), and Arrested Development (which ran on Fox TV for three season in the mid-part of the first decade of the 2000s).  While watching the episode, I was asking myself--"What is the purpose of this show?"  The show drifted, and it even pushed the gay issue on the audience.  At one point, I seemed to feel they were pushing the idea that all persons are misfits or were trying to push the idea that really odd people are not really odd in the scope of things, which--I say--is wrong.  And an actor known as Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight on The Office (the American version that is on NBC-TV), pushed the idea that farmers are "weirdos."  Well, I turned the channel before the episode was finished and began watching the football game on NBC-TV--the highly "liberal" network--and, in a little while, the producers of the game showed off some celebrities in the audience, two of whom were Jon Bon Jovi (the musician) and Spike Lee (the filmmaker), both of whom support communism and socialism and Barack Obama.

    It is rare when two broadcast television stations of the Detroit area will air live programs at the same time, and the last time that it happened was on Friday, November 18, 2011, and the programs started at 8:00 pm.  One program was called American Graduate: Teacher Town Hall, and it was shown by WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, and the other program was Hob Nobble Gobble, and it was shown by WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1.  A good television viewer should have asked about both programs--What is to be gained by watching either of the programs? Hob Nobble Gobble was supposed to be sort of a preview program related to the Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was scheduled to begin at about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011, in Detroit.  The program really did not offer much for a viewer, since the program seemed to be, basically, a program for giving people--prominent people--involved in putting on the parade some television time, and, really, the program was "filler," but I was surprised that Rhonda Walker (a news anchor for the station) looked rather cute, and that was kind of nice (but that does not show whether or not she has any brains or is anti-Obama).  (I say, "Guys, she needs just a little filler up top.")  Meanwhile, American Graduate: Teacher Town Hall was a gag piece.  It was to me a program made up of so-called intelligent people--teachers from the Detroit area--showing off what they truly are, and what they are are lost little boys and girls with not much to say, and the show, which was designed to get the discussion going about providing better teaching to students, was foolishness and solved nothing.  America Graduate: Teacher Town Hall was hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, and there was a studio audience made up of teachers, and there was a panel of four persons--Paul Galbenski (a white guy), Omari Lewis (a black guy, who is a teacher), Narmeen Razzaqui (a female math teacher, who seemed to be Muslim), and Jordan Peshke (a female teacher from the Ann Arbor area, which is a highly liberal area of Michigan).  For the people taking part in the program to think they were going to solve anything with the program shows off their defective minds.  The only gain that came out of the program is--the program gave the people on the program "television time," gave the people time to feel important by expressing their thoughts, and gave the people a feeling they were solving something.  Overall, American Graduate: Teacher Town Hall had nothing worthwhile for viewers and was a parade of pseudo-intellectuals whose minds are filled with mush.

    Oh, let me look at a parade broadcast.  On Thursday, November 24, 2011, WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1, in Detroit broadcast America's Thanksgiving Parade, which focused on a parade in downtown Detroit.  The show was hosted by Carmen Harlan and Devin Scillian, and the co-hosts were Guy Gordon and Rhonda Walker, and the reporters were Paula Tutman and Chuck Gaidica.  The first hour of the three-hour broadcast had interviews and performances.  The first performance was by a two-man musical group called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and it was a terrible performance.  Annabelle Road performed a song, and she did a weak job.  In the first hour of the show, the best performance was from a group called Selected of God.  The final two hours of the show covered the parade, and viewers probably found it an adequate presentation.

    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.)

    Let me show you ignorance on television.
    Kwame Kenyatta (of the Detroit City Council) was on WJBK-HD, Channel 2.1, on Thursday, November 17, 2011, and he was taking part in a round-table discussion--hosted by Huel Perkins--during the ten o'clock in the evening news telecast about Mayor of Detroit Dave Bing's plans for fixing the fiscal problems of Detroit, which, I say, is a dead city.  At one point, Kwame Kenyatta said that what is needed is the city should take in more revenue [taxes] and stop arresting people for having a couple marijuana cigarettes.  Kwame Kenyatta, who is at least a socialist and black radical and probably a communist, is an ignorant man, and yet he is on the City Council of Detroit.
    [Note: I have a side piece of information.  On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Frank Beckmann--the host of The Frank Beckman Show on WJR-AM, Detroit--took a telephone call from a listener at about 11:10 a.m.  The caller said that he lived in downtown Detroit.  The caller was expressing his reason for why the economy of the country is not doing well, and he said that the federal government prints the money and gives it to the banks, and the banks are not giving it up so the economy can improve.  The man is ignorant, and that is the underlying nature of some in Detroit.]
    Oh, I have to add this.  "Let it rip"--this was the name of the around-table-discussion segment on which Kwame Kenyatta appeared, and it was all flap doodle and nonsense, and the next news segment on the newscast on November 17, 2011, following the "Let it rip" segment, was about the "Concealed Pistol License" program and about  people who were going to get a "CPL" certificate to protect themselves, and the segment was hosted by Reporter Andrea Isom.

     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.

    As far as television is concerned, "The Munsters" got started with a television series entitled The Munsters, which featured Fred Gwynne (as Herman Munster) and Yvonne DeCarlo (as Lily Munster) and which ran on CBS-TV from the 1964-1965 season through the 1965-1966 season.  A TV-movie entitled The Munsters' Revenge (which featured Fred Gwynne and Yvonne DeCarlo) showed up on NBC-TV on February 27, 1981.  A made-for-syndication series entitled The Munsters Today ran from the 1988-1989 season through the 1990-1991 season, and it had John Schuck as Herman and Lee Meriwether as Lily, and although the show ran for three seasons, it was a somewhat weak follow-up to the 1981 movie and The Munsters, one reason of which is John Schuck could not do well against what Fred Gwynne had started.  On October 31, 1995, Fox TV gave viewers Here Come the Munsters, which was a TV-movie that featured Edward Herrmann as Herman Munster, and Edward Herrmann did quite good work.  On December 17, 1996, Fox TV aired The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, which was a TV-movie that featured Sam McMurrray as Herman, and it was a weak presentation.  Now, people seem to be working on a new  "Munsters" project for television--in this day and age when television producers and television writers are not able to make many likable television shows because they lack--I say--the proper skills and mental capacity and mental makeup. The Munsters was made in the day and age when people who made television product had the ability to make likable product.  I say--"Don't hold your breath waiting for a fun-for-fun-sake show with The Munsters."   (By the way, the movie called Munster Go Home was a theatrical movie and not a TV-movie.)

    On Monday, November 21, 2011, people who watched the television show entitled Rock Center with Brian Williams, which NBC-TV ran for an hour beginning at 10:00 p.m., got fed a big bunch of propaganda.  On this edition of the program, Brian Williams was involved in pushing the idea that the Mayor of Chicago--Rahm Emanuel--was a nice guy and good guy, though he is a communist, a close associate of Barack Obama's (Barack Obama is a communist), and the brother of a truly bad man known as Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (who I talk about in my document entitled National Health Care and Mass Failure: The Reasons it is a Dead Issue, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document).  Yes, I say that Rock Center with Brian Williams is another truly rotten television show on network television today!

    Oh, did your favorite television newscast report a statement that Barack Obama made about his daughters on November 30, 2011, during a fund-raising event.  Barack Obama said: "...I mean, I worry the way parents worry, but they're [Sasha and Malia are] on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful...."  Think about that statement, and ask yourself--"What type of U.S. President says such as thing as "even if the country as a whole is not successful...."?

    At about 5:28 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011, I happened to catch Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle (the hosts of the 5:00 p.m. newscast on WJBK-TV, Channel 2) push "Marxism" on the air.  The story was about the family that owns Walmart and what they are worth, and the story opened with the anchors pushing the idea that class warfare is well under way and "the rich are winning."  Yes, Channel 2 is taking up more and more the job of helping Barack Obama push the ways of socialism and communism and making groups of people dislike other people for what the other people have so that government officials can take up evening things out through laws, and that is a way of life that was pushed by Karl Marx, and it is the way of evil people.

    After reading this far into this edition, you probably think I have nothing good to say in this edition of T.HA.T..  I do have one thing good to say.  On Saturday, November 19, 2011, I took time off to do nothing and watch WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  From 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the station aired two episodes of The Rocky Show, which is a 15-minute cartoon series with the characters known as Rocky and Bullwinkle.  From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the station ran an episode of The Bullwinkle Show, which is a half-hour cartoon show with the characters known and Rocky and Bullwinkle.  The Bullwinkle Show is an actual original title, which is associated with series that was shown on NBC-TV from the fall of 1961 to the fall of 1964 (the first season was shown on Sunday evenings and the next seasons on Saturday mornings).  Before The Bullwinkle Show would show up, Rocky and His Friends ran on ABC-TV from the fall of 1959 to the fall of 1961.  Really, The Rocky Show has stuff from The Bullwinkle Show and Rocky and His Friends.  Today, WADL-TV (covering Channel 38.1 and Channel 38.2 for this report) airs a number of old-time likable programs, and if you are looking for fun things on television, such as stuff with Rocky and Bullwinkle, look at WADL-TV.  Wow, if only the station would show Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show stuff at 11:00 p.m. on weekdays.

    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. #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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Date published: December 10, 2011

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