More of the Couric Interview

Allegedly, there is still more to come with the Couric interview, including Palin unable to name a Supreme Court case besides Roe v. Wade.
(Before I go off on this, I want to make sure this is true. I'm not sure when CBS will air this alleged interview. But really, who can't name Brown v. The Board of Education???? oh, I thought I wasn't going to go off on it...)

The three minute mark (what newspapers does she read) is a gem. She was a journalism major, by the way.

Source: Huffington Post

Part of This is Actually What She Said!

When I watched SNL I hadn't seen the I didn't know that some of that nonsense was exactly what she had said.

This N That

Someone help Heather Locklear.

Not sew fast. Project Runway not able to go to Lifetime just yet. Ha ha. Get it? Sew.

And the annulment countdown begins.

Check the FDA website for the latest recalls.

Paulson, that guy that wants $700 Billion of our money, is personally worth half a billion.

Don't tell me: that crazy lady from Alaska used her power to get gifts for herself and friends? Everything she claims to be against. Huh.

Ninja Cat

I know this post is just going to get me called the crazy cat lady even more. But what-evs.

I just took my kitty on a walk in the hall and the thing that had him most perplexed- door mats. Particulary a WSU one. He then freaked out when the leash touched him, jumped 4 feet in the air twice while twisting. If only I'd gotten that on tape!

Brother in LA

The celebs of Los Angeles will be relieved that my stalker brother leaves town tonight. Or, at least Kathy Griffin's dogs, who barked when bro got his pic taken outside her house:

Allison Janney looks good, maybe the best I've ever seen her. She looks nice. Or that she's trying to be nice to the stalker! She doesn't look the least bit bothered that a stranger has his arm around her hip. Must be all those years working with Rob Lowe. I don't know what that means, really.

Look! You can see Cloris Leachman training for Dancing With the Stars...she's right there...the one dancing...oh I don't know.

If I saw her in person I would have to say "some Ovaltine...perhaps?" Ok, probably a good thing bro and I aren't in LA together. Then we would really frighten the celebs. (I did run after Diane Keaton once, but stopped before I got to was just an automatic reaction...I love Baby Boom...shut up)

I blocked out his face since he is still in LA stalking...Don't want all the celebs that read this blog to see him coming.

Halfway Through Debate, McCain Yells at Neighbor Kids to "Get Off My Lawn!"

Obama was great. He was classy, composed, intelligent.

McLame was cranky, angry, bitter, condescending.

Paul Newman Dies

Sad. I'm a big fan of him as an actor, but also for what he does for charity. He was 83.

Photo: Reuters

Debate Tonight

Interesting language since it doesn't seem like our current administration pays attention to this mantra.


Find Out What ID You Need to Vote

I know several people that have moved and plan on voting at their old polling place. I was planning on doing that as well, but I received a postcard from the county saying they know I moved and I need to let them know my status.

Not a big deal. Switched my address with them, found out where my new polling place is.

However- if your driver's license isn't updated, you need to know what other forms of ID you can bring to prove you are the person living at the address connected your voter registration. I will be bringing a utility bill. For reals.

This handy website is a consolidation of all the secretary of state websites.

Click on "Know what kind of ID to bring".

With all the voter suppression that has gone on in the past, it is important that we don't give them a way to make our vote not count.

Largest Bank Failure in U.S. History

They Killed Pratt!

I didn't cry like when Dr. Greene was dying listening to the Hawaiian version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (still can't listen to that song without getting teary), but me likes Pratt.

Survivor- We Can Already Tell Who is Going Home

As soon as I saw Jillian, the gray-haired lady, I thought "she's out". Survivor has never been nice to the oldest contestants. Usually the bratty young ones get together and turn up their noses at those older than them.

But the show just started...

Tribal council time. For once the old person doesn't get voted out first. The young woman does. And presumably because she's a complainer (which, in the past, has been about half of the people).

Ah, they vote two people out tonight. And the second person was Jillian.

Emmy winner, yes Emmy winner, Jeff Probst and his choker.

Is This All a Joke???

Palin interviewed by Katie Couric, explaining why being able to see Russia from Alaska counts as foreign policy experience: Watch it here

I am doubting that she should even be a governor.

Repubs can't possibly think she is the right person for the VP position. Katie Couric would be a better choice!

"The Fundamentals of Our Economy Are Strong"

Was it just a week ago that McLame said that?

Now McLiar has suspended his campaign to rush back to Washington to fix the economical mess.

It is being reported that McCain might be stalling the bailout plan.

According to the source with knowledge of the White House gathering -- which featured both presidential candidates, congressional leaders and the President -- virtually ever key figure in the room, save McCain and GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, were in agreement over a revised version of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's plan.


Letterman Not Happy McCan't Didn't Show

Make Sure You're Registered to Vote

Mo, a WYBM reader, reminds us to make sure we are registered to vote. Those tricky repubs, I guess afraid to take on an election honestly, are practicing "caging" aka voter suppression.

Check your registration, register to vote, sign up for an absentee ballot all here.

Pass this link on, especially to those that have recently moved.

Prediction- Palin Will Drop Out

Palin will drop out, say she's pregnant or something, and McCain will pick Romney.

Palin has a crazy pastor that talks about witchcraft, her polls have dropped, and she doesn't know anything.

Mo- what do you think?

Robert Wagner Autobiography

I know half of you don't know who Robert Wagner is let alone Barbara Stanwyck, but the two got it on back when Wagner was 22 and Stanwyck was in her 40's. Wagner has a new book out, where he discusses the Stanwyck relationship. I assume he will also discuss the night his wife Natalie Wood died.

Photo: AP

McCain Trying to Ruin Our Friday Night Fun

McLame wants to reschedule the debate from this Friday to October 2. This would replace the Vice President debate that was scheduled. You know, the debate between Biden and that lady that won't talk to the press.

Gee, let me guess- and the VP debate will be rescheduled...never?

I say Obama go to the debate regardless. Give him the air time, let him answer the questions.

My guess for why McLiar is stalling:

1) He doesn't want any questions relating to this financial crisis since his campaign manager was a Fannie Mae lobbyist.
2) He's trying to take attention off of his campaign, which is a campaign of no issues.
3) Continuing the FEAR! mentality of the repubs.
3) Trying to get absentee voters to turn in ballots before they hear Palin speak again.

Comparing the Candidates

This came to me as one of those forwarded emails that I usually disregard.
(I don't think I need to tell you that the scenarios are the reverse)

How Racism Works:

What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said "I do" to? What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5? What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

You are The Boss... which team would you hire?

With America facing historic debt, 2 wars, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc.

Educational Background:

Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)


McCain: United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

Now, which team are you going to hire ?

PS: What if Barack Obama had an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

McCain's Campaign Manager a Lobbyist for Fannie Mae

Senator John McCain’s campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say.


Sharon Stone- No Basic Mothering Instinct?

You know I try and use a movie title/reference whenever it is possible. Even if it is eye-roll inducing.

Sharon Stone loses custody of her oldest son.

Sharon adopted a son with her former husband, they split and I'm guessing agreed to part time in San Francisco with the father, and part time wherever she lives. Now that the child is 8 he would need to be in school, and it seems like the courts have ruled in favor of the child staying in San Francisco.

What this sounds like is that Sharon has moved, probably LA, and isn't willing to move to San Francisco. I'm not sure who wouldn't move to one of the greatest cities in the world to be with their son. But, this is all speculation. Although, it never seems good when the mother loses custody.

She has two other children that she adopted on her own.

Chris Rock on Letterman

Dang it. I missed Clinton and Chris Rock on Letterman.

Here's Chris after Bill's appearance.
Take the dog remarks with a grain of Rock salt.

The No Sh*t Sherlock News

Photo: Huffington Post

One of the Lowest Rated Emmys Ever

This must include people that turn it off after a few minutes, otherwise the country is full of psychics who knew it would be a mess.

Nielsen Media Research's preliminary estimate was that 12.24 million people watched Sunday's show. If that number holds up when more complete national ratings come in, it will be less than the 2007 and 1990 shows, which were both slightly under 13 million.


What Is On the Inside of Heidi's Arm?

When Heidi fell, in this bit, you could see something on the inside of her right arm. You can barely see part of it in this picture. It looked like Sharpie doodling. A tattoo?

You can see it here.

She has it here, so it's not part of the bit. I really thought it was notes written in Sharpie. "Tom grabs you. You fall." It seems like an odd place to have a tattoo.

UPDATE: TMZ figured it out.

Rose Byrne- Too Thin?

Damages actress Rose Byrne showed up at the Emmys looking very thin. I looked at her IMDB resume to see if perhaps she is playing a model or heroin addict in an upcoming movie. Couldn't see a description of her characters in two future movies (one of which she plays opposite Nicholas Cage, who could partially be to blame...why? Just because).

Here she is the night before at a party.

Photos: AP

Emmys- Hour 3

Sally Field announces Outstanding Miniseries- John Adams wins. The movie not the man. Tom Hanks is a producer. He needs some new glasses. Oh, Sally Field was his mom in Forrest Gump. Aw. And weren't they in Punchline together as well? Another political comment. They are sprinkled throughout the show.

Tom Bergeron drops Heidi as part of a bit. What is on the inside of her arm? A tattoo? Notes?

Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenowith say their bit has been cut because of Howie Mandel's prattling. Gee, I'm sure we missed something great. Outstanding Individual Variety Show, etc. - Don Rickles. He gives a nice speech.

Kate Walsh and Wayne Brady. Now there's a dynamic pair. All they do is introduce Cynthia Nixon and some guy, Glynn? Glen?, from In Treatment. Directing, Drama Series-someone wins for House. He keeps it nice and short.

Kate and Wayne are back. Outstanding Writing for Drama Series- Mad Men wins. Finally, we see Don Draper. If only for a moment.

Glenn Close announces Paul Giamatti Best Actor Miniseries, as I thought. Another political comment.

Candice Bergen in a sparkly jacket announces Alec Baldwin. His first win after 7 noms. Not a political mention? Of all people I would've thought him for sure.

Vanessa and America announce Best Actress Drama- Glenn Close, Damages. What is with her shawl? She gives a shout out to the ladies.

In Memoriam.

Kiefer keeps it short so the winner can use the time, how nice of him. Best Actor Drama- The Malcolm in the Middle dad wins for Breaking Bad. I don't like white tie on all black.

Brooke Shields and Craig Ferguson announce Lead Actress Comedy- Tina Fey!

Jimmy Kimmel looks hungover and haggard. Which one of these hosts is going to now give an acceptance speech? Cut to a commercial.

We're back. Outstanding Host for Reality Show is Jeff Probst. I thought so, since he has been doing Survivor forever.

Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White! This show is a gay man's dream. Best Comedy Show- 30 Rock. Tina Fey plugs the show, including all the ways you can watch the show, and when they are premiering this season.

Tom Selleck. Where has he been. Best Drama Series- Mad Men!

Show over.

Emmys- Hour 2

Josh Groban. I'm not a fan, but I think he gets the joke. I've seen him parody himself, and this montage of theme songs was good in it's trip down memory lane. Love theme songs. Golden Girls! The Jeffersons! Carol Burnett! Those were the days. Sigh.

Alec Baldwin makes a slight dig at Kim B? I knew Laura Linney would win. Emmys give her what the Oscars won't. Love the Community Organizers remark! Laura, I knew you were one of us.

Ruth Buzzi! Lily Tomlin! Joanne Worley! Wacky women are everywhere!
Daily Show wins Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy.

Barry Sonnenfeld wins Directing Comedy.
Tina Fey wins writing, comedy for 30 Rock.

Martin Sheen introduces some guy.

Christian Slater and Christina Applegate announce Made for Television Movie- Recount wins. Good movie.

Laurence Fishburne and William Peterson announce Supporting Actor Made for TV Movie. Tom Wilkinson not there to get it for John Adams. The movie, not the man.

Stephen Colbert is eating prunes, I think a reference to McCain. Jay Roach obviously wins for directing Recount. The Emmys like to give to the Hollywood film guys. He's married to Susannah Hoffs??? Writing goes to John Adams. The movie, not the guy. A Bush slam...then the guy gets cutoff.

Someone I've never heard of wins for Supporting Actress for a PBS movie.

Kathy Griffin and Don Rickles. Kathy's wigs are a bit much. Rickles makes some joke about OJ jury in the front row. Don't get it. I think because OJ's current jury is all white? Don't know. The Amazing Race wins best reality show for the sixth consecutive time.

Emmys- Hour 1

Odd bantering at the beginning of the show. We could see the Heidi ripping off her suit to reveal skimpy outfit a mile away. The first of several awkward Heidi is hot moments.

Jeremy Pivens wins Best Supporting Actor- Comedy for the third time. Is he really that good?

Heidi wears a blah dress. Not really the best for someone so into fashion. Another awkward Heidi is hot moment with Jeff Probst.

Jean Smart wins for Samantha Who? She's still married to that actor, you know, that guy from, uh, the 80's. Ain't that sweet.

Did the guy that won Supporting Drama kiss Ted Danson on the cheek when he went up to get his award?

Ricky Gervais- love him.

The Academy Awards wins an Emmy. But will the Emmy win an Academy Award?

Conan O'Brien is tall. Ooh, nice Katherine Heigl slam.

Dianne Weist wins for In Treatment. I think the Grey's time winning anything is over. Yeah.

The intro for the writing teams are always funny. The Colbert Report wins.

Is Howie on coke?

Steve Martin reminds us that he used to be funny. You wouldn't know it from his last decade of movies. Tommy Smothers gets a make up Emmy for 1968. I met the Smothers Brothers a few years ago. Very nice.

Emmy Red Carpet

Kathy, and a wig that is too big.

Jennifer Love Hewitt in a dress I don't care for, I don't care if it is Carolina Herrera.

Christina Applegate

Holly Hunter

Marcia Cross

Eva Longoria

Kyra Sedgwick

Laura Dern and Ben Harper

Brooke Shields

Scary Hatcher

Susan and Tim

Mariska Hargitay

Alyssa Milano wearing Bjork's swan dress? UPDATE: Apparently whomever captioned the photos had it wrong, this is not Alyssa Milano, and I don't care to bother finding out who it really is.

Don Draper, Jon Hamm

Emmys Tonight

I just heard that only 1 million people watch Mad Men. That seems low. I predict that show will win best Drama. I predict 30 Rock will get best comedy.

That guy from Monk is nominated again. Who knew that show is still on? He always wins, so I suppose that seems likely. If he doesn't, I would think Alec Baldwin. I'll go with Don Draper for best drama actor.

I'm guessing Christina Applegate for best actress comedy. Maybe because she's been in the news, but also if they nominated her they must like the show. I've never seen it. I'm going to say Kyra Sedgwick for drama. Glenn Close would be a good choice, for Damages.

The mini-series John Adams received a ton of noms, so look for that to win. Laura Linney, she of the Oscar noms but no wins, might get some award love here. Ditto for Paul Giamatti.

All noms here.

Here's Don Draper and his gf/wife/fiance? at a party Friday.

This N That

Travis Barker and DJ AM in plane crash.

One of deceased was rushing home to be with his pregnant wife.

Check to see if your dry pet food is on the salmonella recall list.

Bush wants $700 Billion for bailout.

Palin might want to check and see if one of her ideas, that she keeps talking about, isn't already done. Because, that government checkbook is already online. And by Obama.
Daily Kos

Now McLame is against privatizing Social Security? Flip flop flip flop.
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