A Day Late Talkie Wrap Up
Ahhh...one of the few remaining joys of visiting my family is using their TiVo to watch both This Week
and Meet the Press
. My mom was worried about my religious conviction since she overheard the ministers chatting about Jesus on MTP. (I skipped that bit on This Week
because (a)they had less prestigious ministers and (b)I was sick of listening to a bunch of old men talk about morality; what, there are no female moral leaders?!?)
Right. So the other thing on MTP was the chair and co-chair of the 9-11 Commission talkin about how the Intel legislation should be past immediately and like other legislation, the kinks can be worked out later. On ABC, a Republican actually defended the destruction of intel reform, tryin to scare the white, male audience into believing that denying driver's licenses to immigrants would have prevented 9-11. (I'm fairly certain a better intel community that shared its work is the only thing that could've stopped that tragedy; but what do I know? I'm a woman and apparently not a moral person since I'm a Jew and the only moral leaders of worth are Christian, according to the Sunday talkies.)
Right. Mr. Sharpton was decent on MTP - he got some zingers in, but also agreed with the fundies that women old enough to be mothers must consult their parents before deciding whether or not to have an abortion. This makes perfect sense, especially when the woman in question was raped by her father. Also makes sense that the same society that prosecutes 15 year olds as adults should decide that another 15 year old is not adult enough to make decisions regarding her own body. Perfect logic.
The good comics were on vacation last week, so the Sunday Funnies weren't that funny. (You know it's shite when they show a Jimmy Kimmel clip...but I guess they have to b/c they gotta promote their own.) And some people died, but the background music was too loud to hear how many soldiers died in Afghanistan and Iraq last week.
And randomly, the editor of Sojourner magazine is a white progressive minister. Anyone else feel like a female woman of color should head a magazine named an amazing former female slave? Maybe it's just me.
...in other news Starbucks at LAX is way over priced. And Western Bagels rock.