Sunday, August 03, 2008

"That was the Week that Was."

For those of you too young to remember, "That Was the Week that Was" was a weekly (duh!!) BBC television show originally airing in 1962 and 1963. Here was British satirical comedy at it's best...reviewing the previous weeks news, and generally leaving me rolling on the floor. It was also the first time me and millions of other Americans got to meet a Brit named David Frost, still one of my favorite TV interviewers.

So, in deference to the BBC, David Frost and the "That Was the Week that Was" format, I'm going to use their heading to summarize some of the more Ludicros (sorry) ludicrous political goings-on during the previous week.

Ironically enough for us during this election year, 1964 was also a General Election year in the United States, and as crazy as it may sound the BBC elected NOT to return the show in 1964 .... because they felt the program would be "unduly influential" during the campaigns & election. (What's that I hear? Broadcasting ethics...nah, it must be the wind!)

MY GOD!!!! Can you imagine if that happened here - this year - with this election???

Geez, it's getting so bad on the major networks these days, that I anticipate any one (or two) of the major network's three anchors, to swap wet kisses with Savior (sorry!) Senator Obama on air before too much longer. A la Madonna and Brittany - YUCK! It's almost criminal how "in the bag" these slime balls are for Obama!

Seriously, I think it should be mandatory that the following line be repeated continuously in the scroll below every CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC broadcast.....

" Viewers should note that this channel is formally endorsing, swooning, and generally going 'weak-in-the-knees' for Barack Hussein Obama! We decree that There has never been, nor shall there ever be, a man, a candidate, NAY - a Deity! - like Barack. He is the Anointed President of the United States..., and we, the Management of (insert Channel) will work tirelessly (and shamelessly) to have him proclaimed President of Everything. We urge you to Join with us as we CHANGE "the greatest country in the history of the world" (Barack's words - sorry) into his image of America. ALL PRAISE to BARACK! "

Yup, that would be accurate. (Except for Chris Matthews, who "feels a tingling go up his leg" whenever he hears Barack Hussein Obama speak. Clearly, Mr. Matthews has greater & deeper seated problems.)

So this week's TWTWTW items are........
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi turns off the lights and microphones in the United States House of Representatives Chamber after declaring "it's Vacation Time" rather than sticking around and allowing for a debate on increased drilling for domestic oil and natural gas!
  • Candidate Barack Hussein Obama chuckled as he told a forum audience in Charlotte on Wednesday, "There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated — simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling — if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You'd actually save just as much!" (Seriously, when I heard this I thought immediately about that other great Liberal President Jimmy Carter telling the American public during the oil crisis in 1979 to "wear a sweater and lower the thermostats!")
  • Question of the Week: Where is the presumptive First Lady Michelle Obama ???? Why can't we see & hear more from her during this run-up to the election? It's important that we get to know her as well as the President, (sorry!) Savior, (SORRY again!), candidate, (SORRY AGAIN. Dammit!!! ) un-nominated candidate.
Dum Spiro Spero!