The very early LA morning news, around 6:30 am, always (always) has women delivering the news in very low cut cocktail dresses with long, dangly earrings and stiletto heels. I do watch that from time to time, and it never fails to make me curious who'd ever dress like that so early in the morning.
CBS was talking about the political races getting tighter and tighter (which they are, folks, we need to be a little less optimistic and keep hammering friends/family to vote), Republican leads of a week or two ago are dwindling. Here's one reason why they're dwindling:
During the short segment, CBS only discussed perceived gaffes, carefully edited, of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and Republican Buck from Colorado, whose highly important lead is shrinking by the second. That was it...short snippets from Republican candidates to show why the gaffes they've made have their races tightening, as if they were Dem campaign ads. No mention of any gaffes by the Dems.....It was announced as "this is why the races are tightening" and that was that. What it was, of course, was a great opportunity to show gaffes.......that's all. Does the DNC pay for this kind of advertising by network TV?
Rachael Ray...She had on some couple which hosts a TV show called "Strictest Parents" (or something like that?)...they talked about how kids put vodka into their eye so they can get higher faster, how kids are choking each other and themselves for a thrill, and how kids can find 'how to make flame throwers' on the internet (all had videos as kind of a 'how to'). During the segment, the mother of this parental couple was smiling the whole time. "Here's how they kill themselves" ..big smile. Her advice was to sit your kids down and list these things and have them sign that they won't ever do them. (Yes, I'm serious.)
There's a new show called "Whatever" with 2 women who interviewed a really quite charming guy who identified himself as gay .... they were talking about electronics and he said he just learned to text last week (which is better than me, by the way), and one of the hostesses said "Jennifer's been having SEX by Text message for FIVE YEARS!?" He, of course, had the good taste and sense to ask "Jennifer" if she didn't mind having been outed just then in front of millions of people and she said no, it was fine, it was 'liberating'. Yes, I'm serious again. The guy came back with "I just can't text that fast"...which was so clever and amusing I had to hand it to him. um.........anyway:
CNN had a man from Uganda talking about how some new Ugandan newspaper has published the faces, names, etc., of 100 homosexuals so they can be outed and chastised in society. It's a dreadful story. Here's what got to me: The CNN reporter talked about how homophobic Ugandans have been and then said that "US Missionaries have encouraged the legislature of Uganda to push for laws making homosexuality punishable by imprisonment or even death." REALLY? Uganda's population is 1/3 Muslim so this slant of CNN's was not only questionable, but probably utterly ridiculous. Of course, we know how accepting Islam is to the gay lifestyle :-) Do you personally know one Christian who's want to kill any homosexual?
BUT, ABC redeemed the morning for me and my channel surfing finally paid off BIG TIME: There was Leon Russell on their CONCERT SERIES.........with Elton John, but who cares about Sir Elton? (well, okay, he's good, but LEON WAS ON!) My LEON was there...looking a little worse for age wear than I'd have hoped, and singing new stuff which doesn't meet his earlier standards but I was one happy girl to see him, believe me! Leon, YOU ROCK!