and other silly issues
THE ABSURD TIMES
Tucker Carlson is gone
NRA – tax exempt. Ollie North thought Wayne Lapierre or whatever was corrupt and damaging the 2nd Amendment. IT is evaluating its status as a “non-profit”.
Country singers are divided over bud light and trans people. One needs to be sent a quarter so he can tell someone who cares.
The issue of “standing” in the case concerning Mifepristone, the so-called “abortion pill,” needed what our legal system defines or demands in “standing”. That means, one has to have a stake in the decision in order to file the complaint or not to have it thrown out. That, in this case, consisted of a few male doctors who thought that maybe, sometime, they would be faced with a woman who had hurt herself with the pill despite its 99% safety record. This means that it is five times safer than Tyneol and fifty times safer than Viagra.
They may have something there. We have seen many emergency room doctors having to treat victims of gun wounds. Perhaps all guns should be outlawed and the manufacturers penalized? The logic seems quite parallel.
There is a great deal of unhappiness, or perhaps apprehension, about Biden’s age whereas Trump is a youthful four years younger and by his own report a stable genius. I would compare Biden now to the alternative in an election rather than to an ideal. He does, by the way, seem more in tune with the sentiments of younger generations than he was in the past.
There does not seem to be a great deal of weeping about the departure of Tucker Carlson, although Dimitri Karpov seems to have offered him employment. However, RT does not have many outlets here in the U.S., so it does not seem likely it will happen.
Newsmax might offer him employment. Maybe OAN will. Attempts to observe OAN, or OANN led simply to requests for money. These things are difficult to predict.
When the settlement for 787.5 Million $ came through, other outlets stated that Fox viewers would not even know about it. Well, I actually did tune in to Fox to see and they were running a video of black people in a certain zip code in Chicago going nuts on a Saturday night. So, maybe that was it.
About four days later I checked again, and the SAME VIDEO was still playing on a split screen along with laments about crime in the big cities. Although the crime rate in some cities in Ohio (Jim Jordan’s state, near Ohio State and the men’s showers Jim is so fond of) is about 9 times as prevalent. Still, Tucker described it again as well, again.
Someone mentioned how he left CNN a long time ago. They used to have a show called CROSSFIRE that featured a conservative and a “liberal” debating an issue. It seems that Tucker was the conservative this time and Jon Stewart was the liberal. By the end, Tucker was very confused and bewildered and wound up out on the street with his office supplies in a box.
That confused and bewildered look stayed with him. At least whenever I happened to look in to Fux at that time, he really seemed confused and bewildered. The expression on his face was as if he were a 10 year old child and his Mama said “Now, Tucker, I need to tell you about the birds and the bees. Now don’t look naughty. This is imortant. I know you don’t like bees. Now be quiet and listen.”
About this time, nobody 17 and/or under should be reading this.
“Now Tucker, take your finger out of your mouth. Fine. Now, you take your wee wee and put it into the girl’s woo woo and that way you have babies.”
“I know it is confusing to you, son, but … what? Yes, we can have some ice cream.?
This may be the root of all the sexual harassment complaints against him. Who knows? Anyway, the 92-year-old man fired him and now he is still confused.
But there is more to consider as we seldom see such discussion over the departure of a TV personality. Once Jack Paar quit over a ‘water closet’ joke being censored, but that was a completely different situation.
Some are saying that Fox has a complete file on him and if he does say bad things about Fux, they will release the information.
Some say it is his texts revealed during the last trial, but then only one of his texsts was used in ‘discovery’ and there were a total of 20. The Odds seem to be against that.
On the other hand, the “unredacted” texts became available and the Fux board of directors saw them. Apparently, they were not very polite messages and were also directed at Rupert and the board. One wonders what such a board does since all decisions of any significance are made by Rupert alone, but they could very well have caused this rapid departure all by themselves, unrelated to any lawsuit. In other words, we know as much now as we ever did. There is one unalterable fact, however, the kid is gone. Since he was making 20 million a year or more, he is well-off.
Another Fox person, Shephard Smith was only making more than eight million a year and he is happy with his husband and cats. He left the station shortly after he announced that there was no army of Hispanics about to invade. What did exist was a collection of nearly starving (experiencing food insecurity) people at the SOUTHERN border of Mexico. One could not hit a baseball that far.
Was it the secret deal for settlement of the case in lieu of an apology? Well, the company seemed only to be interested in the money.
It may be possible that Rupert did not want to be on the stand under oath. Again, the volume of other complaints the company had, along with a company called SMARTMATICS is suing for 3 billion and a number of others do not seem to leave that as likely. He will still have to be on the stand.
Sexual harassment does seem a reasonable explanation. After all, the last on-air star to lose over it was Bill O’Reilly, and that happened while Kieth Olberman was daily making fun of him. Then came Roger Ailes and his adventures with a woman named, curiously enough, Carlson. It seems Tucker had photos of Nancy Pelosi on his wall, revealing ones, it seems, so that brings Mommy back into it.
So then how do we explain Glenn Beck? This may give us the answer. Glenn Beck left after someone told Rupert that he was the second most conservative person he knew. When asked who was the first, he said “Glenn Beck”. I’m told Glen Beck left the next week. He created Blaze TV.
This is becoming not only tiresome but offensive. One would think we could simply have done with this sissy, but now we seem to be where we need to finish it properly.
Mike Royko, apparently an uncle of mine, had his own issues with Rupert. Now, we had been told enough times by various people that we were somehow Uncle and Nephew, so we sat down at a neighborhood bar and drank beer as we tried to nail down the actual relationship. Frankly, we drank enough beer that we got to the point where we knew it was a foolish and elusive search and simply let them have their way, so we became related, that was our story, and we stuck to it.
He had a problem as he had been writing first for the Daily News, but Marshall Field shut it down, holding to the Sun-Times. Rupert bought that and Mike simply would not write for Rupert. I agreed, saying “You don’t want to go around telling people you write for Murdock.” He sneered a bit and then nodded. He asked “What do you think of the Trib.? I said, “Oh, the one that called the election for Dewey?” He picked up a stapler and I said “Well, it is, more or less, a newspaper.” So, now the library of his columns is on the Tribune website.
What has that to do with anything? Ah, simply that anyone who forgets that Rupert is the BOSS becomes expendable. He is not concerned with harassment, truth, facts, and such mundane matters. He is the BOSS and the Almighty and don’t forget it. I suspect Tucker had shown signs of having too much value and self-importance and that was what caused his dismissal.
One writer was dying of cancer and called his cancer RUPERT so he had something to hate. Murdock’s first name, really, is Keith and he needed to change it. Keith Olbermann said that he could easily see someone preferring a different first name than Kieth, but Rupert? If you work for him, you’d best think or say that Rupert is a great name.
Again, this insane crowd leaves little time or space to cover other absurdities. They happen worldwide, but we seem to be the center of it. Until next week!