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Saturday, August 09, 2003

Setting it Right

How rare, how welcome: Al Gore made a speech in public on Thursday nite.

Here's the transcript.

Here's my fave part:

Millions of Americans got the impression that George W. Bush wanted to be a "healer, not a divider", a president devoted first and foremost to "honor and integrity." Yet far from uniting the people, the president's ideologically narrow agenda has seriously divided America. His most partisan supporters have launched a kind of 'civil cold war' against those with whom they disagree.

And as for honor and integrity, let me say this: we know what that was all about, but hear me well, not as a candidate for any office, but as an American citizen who loves my country:

For eight years, the Clinton-Gore Administration gave this nation honest budget numbers; an economic plan with integrity that rescued the nation from debt and stagnation; honest advocacy for the environment; real compassion for the poor; a strengthening of our military – as recently proven – and a foreign policy whose purposes were elevated, candidly presented and courageously pursued, in the face of scorched-earth tactics by the opposition. That is also a form of honor and integrity, and not every administration in recent memory has displayed it.

He's a good person who really understands this country, its people, and what it means to care. He won the popular vote and would probably would be president if it weren't for all the sneaky, racist tricks brother Bush pulled in Florida (the worst state in the union).

Maybe he was too much of a fence-straddling wuss. I dunno, I like the guy.


Thursday, August 07, 2003

Some Fine Viewin'

Once again, the broadcasting industry proves it can find absolutely endless ways to encourage the public to be stupid...

J.Lo, Britney May Compete on Talk Shows

Wed Aug 6, 4:15 PM ET
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK - Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television in addition to the pop charts.

Both are kicking around the idea of launching syndicated talk shows that would begin airing in fall 2004, according to experts in that market.

In both cases, the stars are lending their names to projects but wouldn't commit to full-time involvement, much like Barbara Walters, who only appears certain days on "The View," said Bill Carroll, who follows the syndication market for the Katz Television Group, a media buying firm.

"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is beginning an entertainment-oriented show for late afternoons in January, aiming for viewers who have outgrown MTV's "Total Request Live," Carroll said.

Watching the response to Seacrest's show in the marketplace, television companies realized there was room for other daytime programming that would reach a younger audience than Oprah Winfrey (news) or Dr. Phil McGraw, he said.

Lopez's show would include the participation of her sister, Lynda, a New York radio personality who has also worked in local television, he said.

A spokesman for Universal Domestic Television, which is reportedly considering the show, wouldn't comment Wednesday.

Spears would be executive producer of her show and occasionally appear on videotaped segments, according to an executive at one of the companies that's been pitched the idea, and who requested anonymity.

The show would be a combination newsmagazine and talk show focusing on modern lifestyles, the executive said.

The California agent who is pitching the show didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Potential talk shows starring Jules Asner of E! Entertainment Television and Los Angeles radio personality Jamie White are also in the works, Carroll said.

How can Spears be the producer of a show when she is obviously not even smart enough to spell

And why does Jules Asner - a devastatingly beautiful, but shallow woman - continue to use the name Asner when she's been divorced from Edward Asner's son for years???

And haven't we heard enough from and about J Lo already? Shouldn't she just go back to the Bronx with her annoying nasal voice, giant ass and get a real job?

Why are we worshipping these people like gods?