Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In Search of...an end to this election cycle

Election Day is one week from today, and all I can say is, "For the love of all things holy, can we please be done with this!!" I'm inundated with fliers, phone calls, and placards. I'm so tired of vitriolic TV ads, I could scream. If I see Linda McMahon one more time, I'll wrestle the damn broad to the ground myself. Enough already.

I've listened to pundits and pollsters, publicists and pragmatists, and here's what I've learned: they know not one iota more than you or I do. The Republicans (Tea Partiers) are gonna sweep...or maybe the Democrats will pull it out in the end. Well, obviously it's going to be one or the other. And frankly, don't be shocked by this next statement, but I'm kind of hoping that the Republicans take at least the House if not the House and Senate and here's why. Then when a Republican congress can't fix the economy with the snap of their fingers, then we can all share in the blame equally and Obama can get reelected. End of story. So that's my take...today. Ask me again tomorrow.

Okay, one last bit of news that has no connection to politics whatsoever. Charlie Sheen. NY hotel. High on coke, drunk, violent (not to mention naked). Oh my God. Will it never end? I can't even begin to imagine the pain his family is feeling at this point. And why on earth won't the network just fire him from his TV show? What other job do you know of that allows you to be high as a kite and still get paid? Everyone is just enabling him, and sooner or later this will no longer be simply embarrassing, it will end tragically. And he's got small children. I am going to hold out hope that he will find his way like Robert Downey Jr. did. For the sake of the people who need him. So send a good thought Charlie's way, will you?

Thanks for stopping by. Play nicer than the politicians are playing. And please tell your friends.


  1. It's all about money. Sheen's show is the highest-rated comedy on CBS (CBS, right?), so they won't fire him. It's completely unfair, because you're right--in the real world he would have been sacked a long time ago.

  2. Yes, it's CBS and you're right, of course. He makes lots of money for them. What a shame that they care more about that than a human life, but I suppose that's the way it is with all big corporations. It's just hard to watch someone self destruct while others aid him in the process. Charlie Sheen makes 2 million an episode. That buys a lot of drugs, I'd imagine.