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Special announcement and commentary: Before I begin this edition of T.H.A.T. officially, I have to pass along something that your favorite television newscast may not have passed along to you, and it is something that I became aware of when I saw an article entitled "MSU tells freshmen to be insured or join its plan" in the Detroit Free Press for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 (Jesse, David. "MSU tells freshmen to be insured or join its plan." Detroit Free Press, 8 February 2012, p. 1A.). In essence, the story noted that freshmen entering Michigan State University would have to prove that they are part of a health-care-insurance plan, or the university would put those persons not in a plan in a plan and pass the cost along to those persons. It has been the rule that unversities are supposed to simply offer "education" to individuals. Where does MSU get the power--the legal power--to force a person into a health-care plan? MSU does not have the power, and MSU shows that it is a piece of crap of a university! Welcome to communism! [To learn more about this subject, you are urged to see "Special Note #99" in 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.]
I am opening this edition of T.H.A.T. with a thought that may or may not be true. There are no more television reviewers in newspapers because the "liberals" in manager positions at newspapers wanted to reduce the chances that reviewers would criticize "liberal" based shows and knocked the shows or political ideas down. Unlike in the 1950s, there are a lot of really bad shows on television--bad in what they try to teach or push on the public, such as communistic ideas, and now is when good television reviewers would really be useful, and, in fact, they could be more important to have today than in the 1950s, when it was easy to find television reviews in newspapers and magazines. Oh, well. But at least I am around, and here is another edition of T.H.A.T..
Okay, recently, since so many prime-time shows on the broadcast channels are junk, I have been tuning into TCT Family, which I recently got to start watching by doing a "scan" for broadcast channels available in the Detroit area. On weekdays, I have been able to watch The Lucy Show (a 1960s show) at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and see The Roy Rogers Show (a 1950s show) at 8:30 p.m., and after those shows run, the channel airs old movies, such as old Roy Rogers movies, Gene Autry movies, a Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) movie, and a "Sherlock Holmes" movie. At 11:00 p.m., there is The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and it is followed by The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza and The Cisco Kid. For me, it is better than watching such new shows on the broadcast networks such as Work It (with two ugly guys trying to play gals, who end up looking like very ugly gals and which makes the premise of the series not work) and Are You There, Chelsea? (which has a dull cast and looks fake in structure). You may find the TCT family channel filled with too many programs focused on religion, but it is up to you to decide what to watch.
On Friday, January 13, 2012, WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1, aired Red Carpet Charity Preview in prime time, and the focus was the charity event at the the North American International Auto Show taking place in Detroit for about a week. The 90-minute show was passable, though at the end there was a technical failure related to presenting sponsors. It was a show that did more "telling" (saying that things are great or exciting at event) than "showing" (showing that things are great or exciting). The biggest nonsense came from Bill Perkins (the chairman of the 2012 North American International Auto Show) who said in response to why he thought the event is going to be great or should be great: "Carolyn, I think it's the confidence. I think it's the confidence that people not only have in the automotive industry, but it's the confidence they have in the economy starting to come back. And that is making a big difference this year." In fact, it was and is idiot thought. By the way, what also bothers me with the show is, when I saw the auto executives related to General Motors Corporation (John McFarland, Dan Akerson, and Mark Reuss) and Chrysler (Reid Bigland), I was seeing men who are in their jobs because, in essence, they suit the Barack Obama administration or like the Barack Obama administration.
On Monday, January 16, 2012, a number of big changes took place on WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, only some of which I note here. At noon, the station began to run a newscast--a half-hour news program from the CBN News Channel, and it is scheduled to run on weekdays only. Later in the day, the station began to carry the syndicated weekday show entitled America Now at 7:30 p.m. (for a half hour) and at 9:30 p.m. (for a half hour), and it is hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic. At 9:00 p.m., the station began to carry a locally made prime-time half-hour newscast, which will run on weekdays, which is called WADL News@9.
Let met focus on the locally produced newscast. The newscast is called called WADL News@9, but I officially list it as WALD Detroit News@9, because of how the graphics show the title. The anchor is Makenzi Henderson, who spoke well enough on the first show (though she mispronounced Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte's name). During the newscast, the newscast covered international news, national news, state news, and local news, and none of the local stories included reports from the scene of a traffic accident or a fire in Detroit, and there was no round-table discussion, which was heavy on the socialists themes as happens on the evening newscasts on WJBK-HD. The weather forecaster is Eric Garlick, and the "WALD Sports Spotlight" is anchored by Brian Bass. On the first program, one reporter from The Oakland Press did a story related to the North American International Auto Show, and there were such segments as "Global News News" and "Back to Business" (which featured a reporter named Amanda Decker). Overall, the newscast is a rundown of the "news" and is passable, and it is easier to take than watching the newscasts of WJBK-HD in the evening, and at least WADL Detroit News@9 does not push the nonsense thought of the round-table discussion of the 10:00 p.m. newscast on WJBK-HD, so, for example, Detroiters are not made dumber by watching it.
Note: What caught me by surprised about the noon newscast from the CBN News Channel on January 16, 2012, was that the anchors--Efrem Graham and Charlene Israel, both of whom are black--wore glasses. To me, it matters not that they wore glasses. But as was the theme for two characters, one of whom was Edgar, in Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons (such as on The Bullwinkle Show), I can say, "There's something you don't see everyday--two anchors with glasses."
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).
This edition of T.H.A.T. has a number of sections that show up the crap on television, and this section has probably the worst crap of the total, and it covers crap on two main networks--The Word Network and TCT.
I begin with The Word Network, which, for example, is carried in Detroit on Channel 38.3 of WADL-HD, and the one big piece of crap I stumbled upon on Saturday, January 21, 2012 right before heading out the door for a long-distance driving trip. I tuned in to the network about 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), and Reverend Jesse Jackson was moderating or leading a special forum, which had begun 11:00 a.m. and would end at 12:30 p.m. The program was called Saturday Morning Forum, was based in Chicago (Illinois), and had a studio audience. There were four main guests or panelists--John Rogers (of Ariel Capital), Jonathan L. Jackson (of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition), Dorothy Brown (a county clerk), and U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (a Democrat related to Illinois), and Reverend Jesse Jackson and the four panelists passed along evilness and ignorant thoughts, and Bobby Rush and Jesse Jackson sounded like the biggest idiots because the old men mumbled their way along. Let me show some of the crap that was passed along, which, for one, showed off racism at times. Jonathan L. Jackson passed along the argument that Mitt Romney (who at the time was running to be the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency) was doing something bad, because he was paying only 15-percent tax on "captail gains," though that is the standard rate for every person in the country, so Jonathan L. Jackson lied or tried to promote hatred by telling untruths, and Jonathan L. Jackson made the comment that Martin L. King worked to "organize the poor," but I say that you organize the poor by making them smarter, and Jonathan L. Jackson passed along bad information and taught ignorance. Bobby Rush complained that there were no black-owned gas stations or no black-owned shoe repair shops or no black-owned groceries stores in "our community," but Bobby Rush did not pass along the ideas that that might be so because business people--such as good black business people--do not want to be in his "community" where thievery and killing is commonplace and where they would very likely fail in making a business run. (By the way, over the last few years, I have heard Detroiters complain that only Koreans are running nail salons in Detroit, and it was blacks who made the comments, such as on WHPR-TV, and, really, the blacks were inciting hatred against the Koreans.) The biggest crap was passed along by Reverend Jesse Jackson, a truly defective main. For one, Jesse Jackson said that "immigrant rights" were under attack (though he did not say by whom they were under attack officially), and so Reverend Jesse Jackson was pushing the nonsense idea that "immigrants"--meaning "illegal" persons--had some "rights" that were being violated. It was passed along that, in essence, "conservatives" means or refers to "whites." If you were to shoot all the "whites" in the country in the face and killed them, those who would be left would yet be subject to the rules of nature and the rules of man," and "conservatism" would still exist as a philosophy, since "conservatism" is the idea that promotes a society in which dictators are stopped and blocked from controlling the government and enslaving the population, and "conservatism" is anti-"enslavism" (which covers such political ideas as "Sharia" and "communism"), and "conservatism" like "enslavism" is not exclusive to one race (history shows incidents of blacks enslaving blacks and selling blacks as property). In essence, Jesse Jackson was promoting "enslavism" for his audience--blacks. That is crap! And Jesse Jackson went way off the deep end and taught crap by saying the role of government is to protect the minority (such as "blacks") from the majority (such as "whites) or to stop the majority from imposing "tyranny" on the minority. To make such a statement shows the high level of evilness and racism within the mind of Reverend Jesse Jackson. Over all, the themes of the program wandered and the focus of the program wandered, and no clear purpose for the program was evident, but it did push racism by getting blacks to hate "whites," and that is what The Word Network seems to promote.
In this edition, I have noted that I watch some programs--those from a long time ago--on TCT, and here I note that TCT does have some very, very bad programs. In the evenings--fom 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)--the network sometimes airs programs that push true ignorant thoughts and ideas, and I am focusing on the programs that try to debunk "evolution." One program that I caught was called Origins: How the World Came to Be (copyright 1982) which was hosted by A. E. Wilder-Smith and narrated by Bill Guthrie. For one, the program pushed the idea that the reason there are so many fossils is creatures were all of a sudden covered up quickly by sand and such all over the world at one time by a great flood. That is a nonsense idea! Related programs have pushed the idea that "evolutionists" determine the age of fossils by looking at books that show the ages of rocks or rock layers and that the ages of rocks or rock layers are based on fossils, and so you have a round-about way telling the ages of things that are based on each thing determining the other with no true foundation, or they say that it is one thing that is defining the other but the other is defining the first. That is garbage thought and does not happen! And programs also push the idea that "transition" forms or creatures have not been found in fossil form so it is not possible that one type of thing would evolve into something else or one type of thing would have evolved from something else. In essence, TCT promotes the teaching of such crap as that presented by A.E. Wilder-Smith.
You can see that I have presented two main examples of ignorance and evilness on television--that which teaches lies and bad information and keeps people stupid about the world and life--and such persons involved in such teachings should be considered enemies of mankind and as persons who do crimes against mankind (especially when you consider these networks reach an international audience or export their ignorance to other countries).
Incidentally, on Saturday, February 4, 2012, the PBS affiliate in Detroit (WTVS-TV) aired the episode of Secrets of the Dead entitled "Sinking Atlantis" on subchannel 56.2 at 10:00 p.m. as a repeat presentation, and I saw it (the program has been aired on PBS on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, for the first time), and the program talked about the disappearance of the Minoans (on the island that is now known the Crete), and the scientists used carbon dating as part of their work to determine what probably had wiped out most of the Minoan civilization (about 4,000 years ago), which seems to be a tsunami tied to an earthquake, and it seems persons like A. E. Wilder-Smith would consider the science involved--carbon-dating--as useless and would teach ignorance about the fall of the Minoans, such as they were wiped out by a great flood that engulfed the world.
Another really bad piece of crap came from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday, January 30, 2012, on television, though not on U.S. television, and, more fully, I should say that your favorite television newscast, such as those produced on Detroit television stations, probably did not cover what I am about to show you. On Al Hayat TV--an television entity in Egypt--one thing that Ruth Bader Ginsburg said is: "...You should certainly be aided by all the constitution writing that has gone on since the end of World War II. Um, I would not look to The U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary--it's, it really is, ah, I think a, a great, ah, piece of work that was done. Ah, much more recently than The U.S. Constitution, the...Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedom--dates from 1982. It would, almost certainly look at European Convention on Human Rights. So, yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?...." A U.S. Supreme Court Justice is supposed to swear to uphold The U.S. Constitution, and although Ruth Bader Ginsburg did it seems do that to get her job, it seems she actually has disdain for The United States Constitution, though it has The Bill of Rights, which has a set of real rights for each citizen in the country, and The Bill of Rights was not created only as recently as 1982--it was created in the 1700s. You should ask yourself--What basic human rights is Ruth Bader Ginsburg talking about? As Mark R. Levin has noted on this nationally syndicated radio program a number of times, one time of which was on February 3, 2012, the citizens of the Soviet Union had such rights as the right to work and the right to health care and the right to education--at least on paper--but what they had was food shortages, shortages of goods, and bad education as a rule, and it was a police state in which people were under, in essence, lock and key and under the thumb of violent men, such as those of the KGB, and, in the Soviet Union, most of the people were told what to do, and most of the people had horrible lives. Here, in the United States of America, you have rights, such as the right to speak out against bad politicians, such as "enslavists" like Barack Obama, and the right to have arms, which can be used to fight against politicians who might become like Hitlers and Maos who would enslave you. And you now should be fully aware of the nature of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, something that was probably kept from you by your favorite television newscast.
Note: It was Memri TV that helped make the statement from Ruth Bader Ginsburg available to interested persons in the United States of America.
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.
On Saturday, January 7, 2012, WMYD-HD, Channel 20.1, Detroit, aired a special called Detroit Short Takes, which ran for an hour, and it had five short films. Overall, the program was flat, though not really bad, as was the Detroit Short Takes episode of December 24, 2010. Most of the actors were bad at delivering their lines, and the best were Isabella Lenzi, who played the little girl in Dog Gone, and Rick Wooley, who was the nearsighted man in Blind Spot. The best of the five in terms of technical quality were A Bite Out of Crime and Dog Gone, which, though they were low-budget local productions, as all were, they could be called good. Let me note some of the problems. The first work, which was entitled Quickee Loob, focused on a young woman (played by Angela Roberts, who was the best performer in the piece) went to a oil-change place to get the oil changed in her car, and the story sort of started, had some middle filler, and ended, and it was hard for me to tell what the purpose was of the piece, and the ending credits for The Day I Met Crazy were bad, so I do not know who the bad actors in the piece were for my records.
Since early December 2012, I have been seeing promotions on WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, urging people to submit locally made video productions to the station for a upcoming special called Your TV. It looks as if WADL-HD is working to copy the idea that is being done by WMYD-HD--presenting local video productions in specials. It was reported that Your TV would air sometime in the future on one of the four channels tied to WADL-HD.
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I probably examine program schedules more than you, so I am well aware of what is going on with television; in fact, I have been keeping a close watch on program schedules since the early 1970s. Let me take a moment to mention something that I have had sitting off to the side as an idea for many months. In the past, I have reported on how series are getting extra runs or multiple runs on the broadcast networks and getting multiple runs on cable networks. In addition, it has become commonplace for syndicated off-network series and syndicated first-run series to get double runs on stations each day. Have you noticed how Fox TV and ABC-TV are giving series extra runs--out of prime time? Fox TV runs repeats of current prime-time shows on Saturday evenings (starting at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time), and ABC-TV is using repeats of current prime-time shows on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon (examples of which are Shark Tank, The Bachelor, Celebrity Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Expedition Impossible, You Deserve It, Wipeout, and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution). Yes, there are more and more networks and channels and, in essence, not really more and more shows. I guess the "utopia" of hundreds and hundreds of television networks and channels--and there would be a lot to see--has not quite turned out to be such a "utopia."
Let us look at ABC-TV in the afternoon. On Monday, September 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (Detroit time), the network began to run the weekday hour-long series called The Chew, and on Monday, January 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m., the network began to run the weekday hour-long series entitled The Revolution. Okay, I have seen the two series, and they have the same tone--they have dorky hosts (in many cases), and parts look phony or staged, and there is nonsense information at times, and to me, much of the stuff is unnecessary or just filler, which includes pandering bits, and there is that underlying "liberal" guiding force. I will say that the series are for useless women (such as fat couch-potato women) and mushy men (boy men). I do not watch ABC-TV in the afternoon and I do not recommend the two series.
. 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.
On January 10, 2012, George Clooney was a guest on Good Morning America, and George Clooney showed that he is detrimental to your life and health, and he and his product should be avoided--George Clooney publicly showed his support of Barack Obama (the communist and worse) yet again.
Well, on one particular day, I came across a lot of bad television, one of which was on during the Green Bay Packers/New York Giants football game, and that day was Sunday, January 15, 2012. WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, a PBS affiliate, played an episode the PBS-fed Need To Know on Sunday afternoon, on January 15, I scanned through the channels and caught a communist offering opinion during the "Fixing America" segment, and that was a gag moment for me, because the person--a woman-passed along bad ideas and nonsense. For a moment during the Green Bay Packers/New York Giants football, I flipped through the channels and stumbled across an episode of Moyers and Company being shown on WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, and Bill Moyers was focusing on the topic of the "Occupy Wall Street" moment and was interviewing two highly left-wing authors (Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson), and the three men passed along lies and left-wing propaganda, such as the country is going to go bad because there are people who make an incredible amount of money, which hurts the so-called "middle class." That evening, while tuned to CBS-TV (at about 8:05 p.m., give or take), I caught a promo for a "Colonoscopy Sweepstakes," as part of the "CBS Cares" campaign, and Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne (who, it could be said, looked like a zombie or whatever because of his dark eye makeup), and The Late Show with David Letterman announcer Alan Kalter took part, and, overall, it came off as a disgusting idea and disgusting piece (something that would never have been done on television years ago). A little later on that day, Fox TV presented the first of two new episodes a new animated series entitled Napoleon Dynamite, and the program was ugly visually, and it had an unlikable premise and unlikable characters, and all the voices were irritating, and I can say that is was truly bad, and when I saw the ending credits, I saw that one of the production companies listed--Scully Production--had a skull of a skeleton as part of the logo. [By the way, CBS-TV has played the promotional announcement more than once.]
On Sunday, January 15, 2012, NBC-TV had Golden Globe Awards coverage. It began with a red-carpet show, and I just happened--just happened--to tune in when the network had sound trouble during an interview, and I avoided much of the show. When the actual awards show was on, I tuned in from time to time--for a few moments--and I have to admit I did not see any actually "pretty" people, particularly pretty women, who were pleasant in appearance and erotic looking (a true "erotic"), and every time I tuned in, the program was dull or stupid (such as when the dog was on stage--the dog upstaged the people, which must have been considered a sin to some people there). Hey, guys, are you so feminized and mushy in the head that you allow the Hollywood set to set your standards of beauty and buy into as beautiful the many actresses pushed on you as beautiful who are actually ugly, especially because of their minds.
The biggest crap on television within the past month was Barack Obama giving his "State of the Union Address," which took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. One thing that Barack Obama said is: "...Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than a secretary. Do we want to keep these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans or do we want to keep our investments and everything else? We need to change our tax code so that people like me and an awful lot of members of Congress pay our fair share of taxes...." At the event was Warren Buffett's secretary--Debbie Bosanek--and she was pointed out when Barack Obama made the statement that is contained in this paragraph. Yes, it was all a big scam perpetrated by a U.S. President. A person must remember Debbie Bosanek works as the secretary to one of the richest men in the world, who is a friend of Barack Obama's, and a person must realize Debbie Bosanek is quite well off financially. Yes, it seems she is no poorly paid employee, as Barack Obama would wish you to believe. Debbie Bosanek has two houses with her husband--a main address in Bellevue, Nebraska, which has a value of about $217,716, and a second house that is in Arizona (which was bought in 2011). It has been pushed by Barack Obama that Debbie Bosanek pays a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett does, but Barack Obama does not note the difference in the types of taxes that are being discussed--income tax (for Debbie Bosanek) and capital-gains tax (for Warren Buffett). I can say that, during the "State of the Union Address," Barack Obama tried to make people hate other people--those billionaires and millionaires--though his scheme is based on lies, such as that in which Debbie Bosanek is supposed to be made out to be some lowly paid employee at Berkshire Hathaway (directly working for one of the richest men in the world). Truly, Barack Obama showed off his underhandedness practices and his ugly nature on television during the "State of the Union Address." To see more of what Barack Obama said at the "State of the Union Address" and on days around the day that the "State of the Union Address" was given, you should see the document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document. ["Despite Unfair Tax Burden, Warren Buffett's Secretary Was Able To Buy A Second Home." the smoking gun, 25 January 2012; de Rogy, Veronique. "Poor Warren Buffett's Secretary." National Review Online, 25 January 2012, 12:00 p.m.; Gregory, Paul Roderick. "Wow! Warren Buffett's Secretary is Pretty Darn Rich." Fox Nation, 25 January 2012.]
And on Thursday, January 26, 2012, Barack Obama was shown in an interview with Diane Sawyer on World News with Diane Sawyer (a weekday evening newscast on ABC-TV). I show one portion of the interview. Diana Sawyer asked: "Beginning with the obvious, nine months eleven days till the election day, are you gonna win? Barack Obama answered with: "Yes!" Diane Sawyer then asked: "How much do you want it?" Barack Obama then answered with: "Badly! Because I think the country needs it!" And I say--such garbage Diane Sawyer and especially Barack Obama passed along, especially since, for example, it had been announced recently that 2011 had the worst statistics related to a full year for new-home construction starts since 1963.
Stop the presses! The topic, here, is the edition of TV Guide for January 23, 2012/February 5, 2012, particularly some pages in the middle. From page 39 to 46, there is a section that focused on the new series entitled Smash. For over a week, from time to time, I would stumbled across page 39, the heading of which has "SMASH" at the top, and the page has a photograph with a caption. A number of times, I looked at the photograph and saw a blonde gal (in a red sequin dress) holding the arm of what appeared to me to be a wax figure of a blonde gal, somewhat like Marilyn Monroe, and I did not pay much attention. Finally, one day, I read the caption and discovered the blonde gal in the red dress is Megan Hilty, and she is holding the arm of a real person--Katharine McPhee, who is the lead in Smash. "Oh, my," I thought to myself, and then thought--The lead actress looks like a wax figure, and I don't think that's good--the lead actress in Smash looks as if she has no personality. If anything, the photograph is bad, in that it makes the lead actress look like a wax figure, and that might portend of things to come--a dull and flat and lifeless series.
I add that the cover for tv weekly lite, a television-program-listings for the Detroit Free Press, for February 5-11, 2012 had a photograph of Katharine McPhee (as a blonde), and she looked unattractive, and if the series should fail, one reason will probably be because of Katharine McPhee's lifeless image and persona. (By the way, tv weekly lite had Katharine McPhee listed as "Katherine McPhee.")
Special commentary: This election push of November 2012 is showing up a number of things, especially the ignorance of politicians and the ignorance of many of the American people, who are voting for men whose nature is bad or defective. On Tuesday, February 1, 2012, a Republican election primary was held in Florida, and the winner was Mitt Romney, though, it had already been clear that Mitt Romney was not "conservative" and was soft-core socialist, one proof of which is his staunch support for what is called "Romney-care," which is much like "Obamacare,." On Wednesday, February 2, 2012, Mitt Romney showed the nature of what he is and how he thinks, which is not good. By the way, a person can be a great businessperson and yet be stupid about the nature of the world and the bad that is in the world. On February 2, 2012, Mitt Romney was interviewed by Soledad O'Brien on CNN, and some of what he said is:"...I'm in this race 'cause I care about Americans. I, I'm not concerned about the very poor. We've got a safety net, there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich. They're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America--the ninety, ninety-five percent of Americans, who, right now, are struggling. And I, I'll continue to take that message across the nation...." and "...I said I'm not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net. But if it has holes in it, I will repair them...." and "...The challenge, right now, we, we'll hear from the Dem, Democrat Party, the plight of the poor, and, and there's no question it's, it's not going to be...poor, and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle-income Americans. My campaign, we, we, you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That's not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. My focus is on middle-income Americans--retirees living on Social Security, ah, people who can't find work, ah, folks that have, ah, ah, kids that are getting ready to go to college. That, that, these are the people who've been most badly hurt during the Obama years. Ah, we have a very ample safety net, ah, and we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it, but we have, ah, food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor, but the middle-income Americans, those are folks who are really struggling, right now, and they need someone that can help get this economy going for them...." On June 3, 2011, I posted a document called Mitt Romney -- Another Bad Choice for the U.S. Presidency, which can be seen by hitting this Romney link, and it shows why Mitt Romney would be a bad choice for the U.S. Presidency, and the words spoken by Mitt Romney to Soledad O'Brien shows more reasons why Mitt Romney would be a bad choice for the U.S. Presidency, being a soft-line socialist and a low-level thinker, who sounds like a Barack Obama, such as by talking about classes of American and not thinking about making things better for all the individuals of America and by pushing for the federal government to save everybody and fix everything. It is amazing to me that, during the Republican primary in Florida, about 46 percent of the votes were cast for Mitt Romney--Barack Obama-light. Do you see the stupidity?
On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, I tuned into WTVS-HD, Detroit when the program called Charlie Rose (a PBS-associated program) was on, and I noticed Charlie Rose was interviewing David Brooks, a man who is sort of a regular on Charlie Rose, is a regular commentator on PBS NewsHour, and a writer for The New York Times, the highly left-wing newspaper. I switched channels immediately because of a recent article entitled "The Great Divide" from David Brooks that had been published on January 30, 2012, in The New York Times. David Brooks pushes the idea that he is a "conservative," and the PBS NewsHour, Charlie Rose, and The New York Times, but David Brooks masquerades as a "conservative," and I can prove once again that David Brooks is actually a left-wing propagandist or Maoist. In the article, which had themes touching on a book called Coming Apart, which is from Charles Murray, David Brooks wrote: "I doubt Murray would agree, but we need a National Service Program. We need a program that would force members of the upper tribe and the lower tribe to live together, if only for a few years. We need a program in which people from both tribes work together to spread out the values, practices and institutions that lead to achievement. If we could jam the tribes together, we'd have a better elite and a better mass." David Brooks' statement is bad on many levels. It is the talk of Marxists and communists and the like--or really "enslavists"--and it shows that David Brooks is an "elitist," who talks with ideas tied to classes and "tribes" and "masses," which Karl Marx and associates pushed in writings. In addition, a person who reads the quotation has to wonder--How do you force people to live and work together as David Brooks pushes for? You have to have a government that is all powerful and can use violence on people and jail people and pull people out of their homes, which was the way of, for example, Mao in China. In truth, David Brooks shows himself to be an evil man. It is noted that David Brooks is a piece of crap of a man, and since David Brooks is a crap a man, any entities that promote him or any persons who promote him, such as Charlie Rose and PBS NewsHour, are crap.
Note: To learn more about David Brooks, you should see my document entitled Never Forget These Media "Darlings" (?) -- A Guide for the Individual in the United States of America, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document.
Incidentally, while I was typing the previous paragraph about David Brooks, I had WHPR-TV, Channel 33 (analog), tuned in (it was around 8:40 a.m.), and a woman (the host of a show) and a telephone caller were pushing the idea that Tea Party-type people are racist, and it was another incidence of blacks pushing racist ideas and teaching racist ideas--teaching ignorance--and I was forced to shut off the television because, at the moment, I received a telephone call from a neighbor who reported a flat tire to me, which I had to deal with immediately for a friend.
Regularly, a viewer can hear and see nonsense thinkers on a program called The McLaughin Group (hosted by John McLaughlin), which is carried by PBS-associated television stations on a weekly basis, and it is a program in which it is easy to hear people, especially Eleanor Clift, pass on lies and ignorance; for example, on the program for around the weekend of Friday, February 3, 2012, I heard Eleanor Cliff report the nonsense that the housing market is coming back, though it had recently been reported that 2011 was the worst year for new homes sales since at least 1963. Yet, the program showed a fact that I had to report--The U.S Congress passed 80 bills last year of the 7,000 that had been presented. The people on the show seem to hint it was bad that only 80 bills passed. Can you imagine how much more messed up the country would be if thousands of more bills were passed by the U.S. Congress? There comes a time when there can be too many laws--too many nonsense laws, such as about what you may and may not eat, car you may and may not drive, et cetera! (By the way, thousands and thousands of rules and regulations are issued by Executive Branch agencies and departments--made up of unelected persons--each year.)
Special "Super Bowl" related commentary: On Sunday, February 5, 2012, the "Super Bowl" was broadcast by NBC-TV, and because of things that took place during the broadcast by NBC-TV from 1:00 p.m. to about 10:19 p.m., I have to present a commentary segment. In 2009, Barack Obama corrupted the bankruptcy laws of the country and used coercion in parsing out what was due investors (as I note, for example, in my document entitled Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM Interviews Tom Lauria, an Attorney in Chrysler Mess, which can be reached by using this WJR-AM link), and that had followed U.S. President George W. Bush and Barack Obama's corrupting of the use of TARP funds (violating, for one, the separation of powers idea between the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch), and I say that GM and Chrysler should have gone through normal bankruptcy proceedings instead of being, in essence, taken over by the federal government and then given away to new owners, such as Italian or Canadian entities and the U.S. federal government. During the "Super Bowl" broadcast, Clint Eastwood took part in an advertisement for Chrysler, which, to me, did not promote a Chrysler product as a commercial normally would; the advertisement by Chrysler, which has Fiat (a foreign entity) as a majority owner, was a propaganda piece, which attempted to put a happy face on the corrupt bailout process associated with Chrysler and make it seem the taking-over process by the federal government was the American way. In addition, the commercial--Clint Eastwood--pushed the idea that Detroit is coming back, and it is nonsense (as I show in my document entitled Detroit and Death: A Future View of the United States of America, which can be reached by using this Detroit link). Yes, the advertisement pushed lies. People in Michigan got to see an advertisement for Republican Peter Hoekstra (a former U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Michigan), who is working to unseat U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (a Democrat related to Michigan) from her seat in the U.S. Senate, and Michiganians saw that the advertisement for Peter Hoekstra showed an Asian-type woman with a bicycle (who was made to seem as if she was in China) giving thanks to Debbie Stabenow for having voted for bills that have helped bring jobs and such to China. Basically, Debbie Stabenow voted for all the bad or communistic-based bills, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, that were presented to Barack Obama to sign during the first two years of the Barack Obama administration. China is a communist country, where millions and millions of persons live in the countryside and in poor conditions (truly poor conditions when compared with the so-called poor conditions in the U.S., where people can be called "poor" and have television sets, cars, portable PDAs or phones, et cetera), and many persons in China only have animals to ride or bicycles to ride, and that is a fact. China is not a paradise or a "workers' paradise"! After the commercial aired, defective people began to push the idea that the commercial from Peter Hoekstra is racist, and that is nonsense--there is nothing racist about using an Asian-type woman with a bicycle to show that Debbie Stabenow is "Debbie Spend-it-now," as was noted in the commercial. I say that the five-hour pre-game show for the "Super Bowl" was a boring affair, having, for example, too much time devoted to predictions about how the game was going to turn out, thoughts about past experiences at "Super Bowl" games (from the hosts and commentators), promotions for new movies or shows, a bad musical performance from The Fray, a lackluster cooking contest, too much same information about the same couple players, and more that really did not focus on the forthcoming game, such as more of the players, and during the half-time show, one of the performers--M.I.A.--gave "the finger" to the audience, and that shows the piece of crap that M.I.A. is and that Madonna hangs with, and although the Madonna performance opened with big fanfare, the performance quickly tapered off to a lot of so-so flash and pedestrian performances and was dragged down by the rap.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, ABC-TV ran a two-hour presentation of a new series entitled The River, a series that has as one of the executive producers Steven Spielberg, and I saw the opening few scenes and did not like any of the people--the main character were people that I would not like to have show up in my living room on a weekly basis--and that was it for the series in my mind.
I am not done showing crap that has been on television since I published the previous edition of T.H.A.T.. On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, CBS-TV pushed out the first episode of a new series entitled Person to Person (CBS-TV had a series called Person to Person in the 1950s and early 1960s that was hosted by Edward R. Murrow, the communist sympathizer). On the first episode of the new Person to Person, which is hosted a Charlie Rose (a highly left-wing broadcaster) and Lara Logan, had as guests--George Clooney (a highly liberal actor and filmmaker and propagandist, who has already publicly announced his support for Barack Obama for a second term as the U.S. President) and Warren Buffett (a highly left-wing very, very rich man, who is a big supporter of Barack Obama, who is a communist and what is worse than a communist), and Jon Bon Jovi (a highly left-wing musical performer, who promotes Barack Obama and promotes being "volunteers" to the Barack Obama administration). The show had the hosts sitting in conformable chairs in a studio, and the guests were shown in their homes, and, in the first show, viewers saw some of the very rich "liberals" in the country, evidence of which was clearly shown in all the assets shown and all the fine things, such as art, shown in the homes. What the first episode of Person to Person was is a show that promoted "crony socialism business"--it promoted those who support such ideologies as communism and worked to help their careers above others. Person to Person is crap, as was Edward R. Murrow, a man who worked to protect "enslavists," such as communists.
Note: Before the first episode aired, I learned George Clooney was going to be the first guest, and I knew the series was going to be highly left-wing slanted, and when the show started, I missed the opening, since I was still at the computer listening to The Mark Levin Show (the nationally syndicated radio show) on WABC-AM, and when I saw George Clooney and then Warren Buffett, I said to myself that the series would probably have Jon Bon Jovi (who can be considered an "elitist," given his musical group has his name, and who has been pushed by the left-wing media heavily, such as as a guest on shows, for years) as a guest, and what happened is--Jon Bon Jovi turned up as the third guest of the first episode.
Note: George Clooney directed the propagada film that was called Good Night, and Good Luck that promoted as good Edward R. Murrow, and George Clooney played Fred W. Friendly (a television producer) in the movie.
Oh, at 11:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 15, 2012, TCT Family played an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which focused on newlyweds David and June Nelson returning from a trip to their new apartment for the first time--to settle in--and it was a likable story, buoyed by the aura of true romance
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.
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).
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