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"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:27:18 AM PDT
and my husband and I have enjoyed watching it :-)
by slinkerwink on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:28:12 AM PDT
Glad you and Hubbs are enjoying the show slink. I've avoided getting cable for years, but this has me thinking it's time to change that. :)
Hope all is well with you and yours.
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:31:10 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
we are expecting a little slinkerwink in March 2013 :-)
by slinkerwink on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:47:14 AM PDT
That is the best news! Congratulations to you both.
You must be so happy. :)
I was wondering how you were the other day, and now we know. :)
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:50:11 AM PDT
by bluebottles on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:55:33 AM PDT
Please keep us posted. Such a happy time.
by juca on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:00:17 AM PDT
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire
by leftover on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:06:18 AM PDT
Oh wonderful! Be well, it's so great to have kids!
In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK
by vcmvo2 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:22:54 AM PDT
Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
by polecat on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:25:43 AM PDT
Wow, that's fantastic! By the way, all that breathing technique stuff is utterly useless, from what I have seen. And definitely get a book on swaddling.
by iconoclastic cat on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:31:52 AM PDT
Huge congrats to you and your husband. ;)
Please support NFTT 2013
by Actbriniel on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 01:04:47 PM PDT
It the very best and worst thing to happen to you, all at the same time. The start of a life-long love affair, and the end of "a good night's sleep" for about a decade or so...
Take lots of photos, I didn't take enough and my kids are always bitching about how I didn't document their childhood enough!
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.''
-- SCOTUS Justice O.W. Holmes Jr
"I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"
-- Angie in WA State
by Angie in WA State on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 01:53:19 PM PDT
To gender determination. If you're going to do that. One son didn't want to know and one does.
Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.
by Smoh on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 03:04:45 PM PDT
that the Newsroom is "good" TV. I mentioned that the other night here and you would have thought .... well I don't know what but folks were not happy. I agree the first couple shows were hit or miss at best. But now it is good, IMHO really good!
When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.
by webranding on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:39:45 AM PDT
and it's very well-written. Yes, some of the characters can be a bit formulaic, but they are entertaining. It's fun to watch.
by slinkerwink on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:48:25 AM PDT
Just as The West Wing was a liberal fantasy about how politics works, The Newsroom is a liberal fantasy about how cable news could work.
But in reality, it couldn't--people select their news to hear what they want to hear these days, not to be informed. The advent of cable--which the FCC can't regulate--added to the trashing of the Fairness Doctrine probably made the mess we're in now inevitable.
Have a flagon and discuss the news of the day at the sign of the Green Dragon, or hear me roar on Twitter @MarkGreenFuture
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:54:13 AM PDT
First of all since it deals with news stories of the past, sorkin can look at months of reporting with hindsight, so that his news team has a much easier time getting the facts right.
If you watch carefully you can notice a trend that at least half of the big scoops the newsroom gets are because of bizarre personal connections. Like an old roomate at bp, a current roomate who knew casey anthony, some japanese family friend who knew all about fukushima ect.
Then there is Sorkins ridiculous hatred and complete misunderstanding of the Internet scattered throughout the series (see the Neil "troll" story among other things).
Now don't get me wrong i enjoy the newsroom alot, I like the subject matter, I like its liberal bend, I even like its humor. But the characters are not as richly drawn as they were in the west wing, the office drama takes up a far too big part of the the show in my opinion. I disagree with the many people who think it is sexist, but I feel like i should at least aknowledge that many do think so.
So while it is good tv, its not as strong as the west wing was and nowhere near as strong as TV can get as shown by such tremendous shows as: Breaking bad, the Wire, the Sopranos, Deadwood, Mad Men.
"We judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their actions. It is a great convenience." -- Howard Zinn
by Mudderway on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:07:38 AM PDT
if he were still allowed on TV. The idea that any Republican would ever speak this way is a real fantasy. And the idea that any TV personality could get away with it for long-- another fantasy.
But fantasy can sure lift the spirits when the real world fails us.
by juca on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:13:55 AM PDT
"Saying atheism is a religion is like saying not collecting stamps is a hobby".
by progresso on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:02:05 PM PDT
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:04:18 PM PDT
maybe because he's been willing to say things that need to be said, when no one else on TV will. Now there are others-- but no one quite like Keith. I miss him.
by juca on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 04:53:03 PM PDT
Without KO, we wouldn't have Maddow, who is so extraordinarily smart and incisive and cogent. But he did continue what had become the cable news norm: shouting, ridicule, etc. I often agreed with him, and it probably required someone like that to finally show there was an audience for a left perspective, but that isn't "news" to me.
by Dracowyrm on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 01:49:15 PM PDT
The liberal crew on MSNBC are factual, so is Amy Goodman's network and Current TV, but I don't see that there is a mainstream all-purpose news network that's accurate and pertinent, available to choose from.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"
by Gooserock on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:19:17 AM PDT
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:05:04 PM PDT
But indeed, I saw this last night and loved it. It is spot on.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866
by absdoggy on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:30:46 AM PDT
Go ahead, buy my husband's art. Cute birds love it!
by allergywoman on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:31:40 AM PDT
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:33:35 AM PDT
we see a real MSM prime time news anchor say it.
Awesome, just awesome.
by Dewstino on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:38:52 AM PDT
Unless this is a typo,it's sale priced at $161.25! (but it qualifies for FREE Super Saving Shipping) The original price is listed at $255.95
"Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC
by second gen on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:39:07 AM PDT
Think someone may have to a little editing.
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:45:25 AM PDT
it's currently unavailable, and that has done something weird with the price. If it becomes available, the price will drop back into the real range.
by Angela Quattrano on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:01:46 AM PDT
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:04:21 AM PDT
order it, and be notified when it's available. You can actually put it in your cart. Now, who is going to order it at that price? Which means, Amazon won't bother to get any more, because no one is ordering it.
by second gen on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:29:32 AM PDT
and that would be DailyKos Subscribers.
Yes, if any of you Kossacks are subscribers, and would like to have a copy (at no charge, by the way) of American Taliban by Markos Moulitsas Zúniga to read for yourself...
Go to your "My Page"
Look for the link to "(Downloads)" right next to Subscription on the horizontal menu.
You'll find it, and two other great reads, Hunter on the Holidays by Hunter and the Evolution of Everything by Mark Sumner (another Kossack).
You can get them in .pdf (PC version), .mobi (kindle version) or .epub (sony reader version).
by Angie in WA State on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 02:04:19 PM PDT
I do not watch da TV anymore but I will watch this from now on.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West
by COwoman on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:43:38 AM PDT
the news organization is being pressured to lay off the Tea Party cause the billion dollar corporation that owns it has interested in front of Congress.
They tell them to lead with Casey Anthony.
At that time the business reporter they have promoted, who is actually an economist pulls the producer aside. She keeps saying "the full faith and credit of the US" is hanging in the balance. Nobody is talking about it. We have to lead with it every night.
They lead with Casey Anthony.
by webranding on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:49:17 AM PDT
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:55:19 AM PDT
to me how you can take factual, real world stuff, and turn it into a TV show. The ending big scandal of the show is management was phone hacking. I mean some parallels here to the real world anybody :).
by webranding on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:59:21 AM PDT
I'll bet they had to pay licensing fees to some network to get the vid footage they use in their mock broadcasts.
Maybe not, though. Could be fair usage.
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:06:12 AM PDT
Ya know, many of us worker bees live behind corporate firewalls, where all forms of video are blocked. So to me, this diary consists of nothing but a title and a block where a video might have once existed. Frankly, that's kinda disappointing as diaries go. To me, there's no content here, no link, nothing at all.
Could you please add a few sentences of summary, maybe even a transcript of the key lines in the video?
by Ashaman on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:47:16 AM PDT
.... refers to Tea Partiers as "American Taliban."
I'm not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. -- Mitt the Twit
by Senor Unoball on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:52:30 AM PDT
BayAreaKen diaried this on Monday.
This diary contains a transcript of the "broadcast."
by Senor Unoball on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:55:30 AM PDT
The last thing I intended to do today was post a diary but saw the video and couldn't resist letting kos and the community know.
I'll add a link to BayAreaKen's diary.
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:59:17 AM PDT
I also really liked the previous show in which the newsroom staff did a mock primary debate for the RNC, in which the premise was that the moderator would call bullshit on each candidate, and make each candidate actually answer questions.
Ah, one can dream.....
by Senor Unoball on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:04:59 AM PDT
to Facebook in the direction of Kos' book. Most weren't aware that he coined the term more than two years ago.
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:51:43 AM PDT
I thought that was a little too far. But as the Republican party is often wont to do they proved me wrong. He was spot on. And spot on earlier than most.
by webranding on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:54:03 AM PDT
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:54:44 AM PDT
used lately by people who have no idea that it is the title of a book.
by Angela Quattrano on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:03:06 AM PDT
It is a brilliant title choice. Now, if more people would just read the book.
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:18:10 AM PDT
a widely-watched HBO series is a far more effective way of communicating the similarities between the two than a book.
by Dracowyrm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23:45 AM PDT
lead to more readership.
In any case, any thing that helps get the meme out is important.
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:37:12 AM PDT
I READ YOUR BOOK!"
by MBishop1 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:29:40 AM PDT
Love it! :)
by Onomastic on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:34:45 AM PDT
And the gentleman who plays Don, Thomas Sadoski, is the nephew of one of my employees here - yum!
by Actbriniel on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 01:04:19 PM PDT
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