Saturday, May 14, 2011

The View -- a special kind of retarded

What in God’s name did we do to deserve this?*


I need to start tracking my Internet browsing history more carefully, because doing so might explain the surreal twists my insomnia-provoked web surfing seems to take. Last night I started around 3:00 am on a quest to find an online recording of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s actual speaking voice, and ended at 7:00 am by watching old YouTube videos of the ladies on “The View” discussing Prop 8. How the first led eventually to the latter is anyone’s guess. If you’d like me to email you my browser cache, maybe you can make sense of it.

I hate to have to say it about all of them, but here it is: the ladies on “The View” are morons. Even the ones I like. Even Barbara, sadly.

I know I’m a lawyer and all, but do none of these ladies even remotely understand the strength of religious freedom in this country? Did they miss that day of school in first grade where kids learn that you get to practice whatever religion you want here without being thrown in jail because of it? I mean, seriously? Barbara, Whoopi, was this really a question?

Holy shit. I know Elizabeth Hasselbeck is a bona fide idiot with the sense of morals and ethics God gave an acorn squash, but I would expect more out of Barbara Walters. Hasselbeck started off by saying that people should have voted “Yes on 8” because a minister in Sweden was supposedly jailed because he refused to marry a gay couple. And we can’t let that happen here! If Prop 8 had failed and gay marriage became the right of Californians, then ministers in California would have to marry gay couples or go to jail.

Neither Whoopi nor Barbara said a word to contradict this, or even to question it.

Seriously ladies? Holy f*cking sh*t. As I said, I am a lawyer, but I don’t think I had to pay Georgetown $70k to understand that we don’t jail church ministers for preaching to their congregations.

The next day (or sometime later) Whoopi was prompted to do a little research when GLAAD called to protest the complete asininity of this “conversation” these women had on the air in front of the even stupider general public. And so Whoopi cleared it up for the group. At which point Hasselbeck and the black chick who replaced Cherry Jones, or whateverthef*ck her name was, both said “well this information came from GLAAD. We’d like to hear what the other side had to say about it.”

The “other side?” What other side? Like Fred Phelps?

Oh. My. God. If you have not yet seen the movie “Idiocracy,” I advise you to watch it as soon as possible, because it’s coming true.


*As noted on the brilliant website NoMoreAffleck.com

15 comments:

BeckEye said...

Good Lord. My parents couldn't get married in a church because my mom was Lutheran and my dad was Catholic and neither church wanted to perform an inter-denominational marriage. I don't think the priest or minister ended up in jail over that one.

Megan said...

Sick, sad, sorry bunch.

Mnmom said...

I get generally very sad about the intelligence of the average American. Why do we hold up celebrities as paragons of virtue or even reliable sources of information?

GrizzBabe said...

Hasselbeck makes frustrates me so that I rarely watch that show. But, seriously, nothing from Joy Behar either?

Megan said...

Funny comment I saw earlier this week on a post that mentioned "The Talk" -

"Oh, that's just what we need. Even more rich, out of connect (sic) women."

John said...

Everyone move to Canada, we've got the room and ministers that would marry a cat to a dog.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Georgetown eh? Fancypants.

People don't give the movie Idiocracy enough credit for being not only hilarious, but scary relevant, which makes me think we're already there.

Beth said...

Sad. Effin' sad.

Anonymous said...

But this is Lake's favorite show!!!

Anonymous said...

But this is Lake's favorite show....

Megan said...

All well over here?

Anonymous said...

They need Lake.

Anonymous said...

That idiotic show "The View" has been such a disappointment! When it first started, I so looked forward to hearing intelligent, possibly controversial conversations between well-educated, high-achieving, independent women. I soon realized that it had turned into a hen party of the worst kind. What a waste!

So, are you ever going to comment on the recent victory for same-sex marriage here in my home state of New York? What do you think about that?

Your Cousin Cathy

Megan said...

Are you not blogging any more (again)?

Coaster Punchman said...

Well looks like I've gotten lazy again...but I will return as always!!