Friday, June 12, 2009

Little Bits

Breaking notnews. Chastity Bono is going to have a sex change operation. So?

Palin baits Letterman.

Sarah Palin is trying to start a feud with David Letterman over a tasteless joke he made on his show the other night. Indeed, it was tasteless, but it was just a joke. He made a follow-up comment, but didn't apologize. He said he had made thousands of tasteless jokes over the years.

Now, Sarah says he owes an apology to all women. She'll do just about anything to stay in the national spotlight, I guess. She probably thinks her "feud" will get her an invitation to be on his show. I would advise against it. She's no match for Letterman.

And, besides, he'll always be able to have the last word.


Hell-o? Hell No.

Sometimes, the stupid just burns. In Kingsville, Texas, the County Commisioners designated "Heaven-O" as their official greeting because "Hello" contains the word "Hell."


Bonzai!! Again

Former President, George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday by making another parachute jump. This has become a habit that he is going to continue until he is 90.

When asked why he keeps on doing it, he said, "Because it feels good." And, it "Sends a message that just because you're an old guy doesn't mean you have to sit around, drooling in a corner.

Atta boy, George! But, it does seem that there would be a happy medium between jumping out of airplanes and drooling in a corner.


Take that, Granny!

Did you see the video of that State Trooper tasing an 84 year old woman the other day? The media tried to get outraged over it, but the video clearly showed the trooper trying to keep her from wandering out into the traffic while she continually smacked and pushed him.

Clearly, the old gal deserved the jolt she got. Respecting your elders is one thing, but just how much abuse do you have to take before you zap her?

Stay tuned.


Karen said...

All Sarah Palin did was take her daughter to a baseball game. Letterman sucked her into the spot light. I am proud of her for sticking up for her child. I doubt my parents would have been passive and said "Oh that is just Dave," if the joke was made about me.

And maybe I am a prude, but I think a joke about a 14 year old child having sex is worthy of an appology.

Margie's Musings said...

I know I'm old fashioned but I agree!

Arkansas Patti said...

I am definitely no Palin fan but I thought the joke was ignorant. Can't believe he or anyone thought it was funny. Would it kill him to admit he was wrong and sincerely apologize?
I also give George credit. Not for me but admire his determination. Liked your comment though about drooling in a corner.

Looking to the Stars said...

I'd like to know if the joke about Palin was one of the show's writer (all these guys have writers, thats how Woody Allen started) or if it was one Letterman put in himself?
So, Cher's kid is having a sex change. I bet her dad is rolling in his grave.
Glad George still has gas in his tank but did CNN really have to go over an hour showing it. I could have lived with just a blimp about it :)

Jay said...

Palin is very good at playing the victim card. She plays it all the time.

Cazzie!!! said...

Betty, I will now come here when I want to know the news, lol :)

Ima Wizer said...

Chaz Bono has every right to be who he wants to be!

Sarah Palin is a whiner and is making SURE she stays in the spotlight! She knew Letterman wasn't talking about her 14 yr old! Of course she did.

As for anything "Bush", I could care less unless it is an obituary for George W. Then I would clap my hands!

Darlene said...

For gosh sakes, anyone in the spotlight has to develop a thick hide. Being the object of a joke goes with the territory.

I never watch Letterman (Can't stay up that late) or Sarah Palin. (That's what the remote is for; change channels.) So I don't know what the joke was or Sarah's whine, but I think the media spend way too much time on this kind of - excuse the expression - crap.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I didn't see the show either, but I saw a short clip of the joke on the internet. Was the joke tasteless..Yes. But that's David Letterman. In one sense I actully think David should apologize...but he might be adding fuel to the fire...I don't know if that would be enough for Sarah Palin. She's always looking for opportunities to grab the spotlight and make an issue of something...that's what she does. Enough.

Anonymous said...

bikehikebabe says:

And not about Palin.
I'm delighted the old woman got tased (zapped) by the policeman because she was out of control near traffic. Even if it hadn't been a dangerous situation she deserved it. Being OLD doesn't give you the right to fight a policeman.

Betty please get rid of the URL thing for me. Google won't accept my plea to join-my password, any password.

Betty said...

Karen & Margie: I guess I would be less cynical about Sarah Palin if she had just been "outraged" on her daughter's behalf. But, she is just milking the situation when she ratchets up the dialogue and starts demanding an apology to ALL young girls, etc. Would that be enough to satisfy her? Probably not. What then? Will she demand that he go door to door? "Hello, I'm Dave Letterman. Do you have any young daughters I need to apologize to?"

Of course, he shouldn't have said what he did. No one should make crude jokes about 14 year olds having sex. And, yes, she should take up for her daughters. But, enough is enough.

Betty said...

Arkansas Patti: GHWB is much more likeable out of office than he was when he was prez.

Ima: I hope nobody gets hurt in Sara's rush to the microphones some day.

Darlene: The media has gone from "just the facts, ma'am" to being scandalmongers.

Joy des Jardins: He may issue an on-air "apology", but I'll bet it won't be the kind Sarah would like to hear.

bikehikebabe: I'll have to consult my internet expert (son) and see what we can do. As far as I'm concerned, the internet is just magic of some kind. lol

Betty said...

bikehikebabe: I'm not sure what you mean. Have you been trying to join If you're talking about the Name/URL option, they're talking about YOUR URL. If you don't have a blog, Blogger won't accept a password. If you want to, e-mail me more info, and I'll try to help.

Jay said...

Test to see if the Name/URL option works.

Anonymous said...

Betty, I can't find an email address for you, so I'm using this comments section.
will identify me. I have a gravatar (pic. of me).

Margaret Hall said...

Helllooooo...I am visitin', a little late, but want to put in my 2 cents...Palin wanted to be in the spotlight once again, just my opinion, and Letterman maybe thought that being outrageous would bring her forth...
Chastity Bono--she will probably be happier...
And, the HELLo...well, ummm, guess I am
The EX Pres, well, he seems to want to go out with a more power to him, I am such a chicken, I would never be able to do it...
And, then the Granny...(sigh)...Maybe I would want to be tased if I were streaming out into traffic...(Well, maybe

Anonymous said...

Anonymous (bikehikebae) wants to know where I put to be included in your comments.

Betty said...

Under Choose and Identity (below) , click on Name/URL. You'll see a dialog box, and can type in your name and URL (address). That should do it.

bikehikebabe said...

Wheeeeeee, It worked!