Friday, August 7, 2020

Hot Gun Mama



Years ago, a delusional nut job named Dana Loesch was trying to get herself a new line of work.
Loesch has fast gained notoriety as the NRA spokeswoman representing the organization amid intense backlash after the Parkland school shooting last week. Her newfound fame must have triggered a memory for “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Librarians” producer Paul Guyot, who tweeted about a sitcom idea he says Loesch pitched him several years ago.
“Dana Loesch came to me 10yrs ago pitching a sitcom starring herself: ‘A hot young mom who does far right radio show,'” Guyot wrote Wednesday, the night of Loesch’s much-talked about appearance at a CNN Town Hall on gun control. “Said her age & looks would make 1 side hate her & 1 love her so everyone would watch. Was obsessed w the potential fame & money. I turned her down.”
I just don't think it's going to happen now that the State of New York has decided to turn the NRA into a pile of dust. If Trump gets re-elected, maybe the networks will come calling.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

While You Were Distracted



Senator Richard Blumenthal is probably not the best messenger for this type of warning, but it is interesting to note that someone is at least trying to cut through the noise and static and warn the American people.

I think it is a warning that should come from the leadership of the Democratic Party in the Senate, and Blumenthal should have coordinated this with the other members of the Senate caucus. At the very least, he should have other Senators weighing in with him and joining in calls that demand accountability. Senator Mark Warner should be right with him on this, at a minimum. As of right now, Warner is focused on other issues.

If there is, in fact, ongoing foreign interference and sabotage of our election process, one Senator tweeting about it is not the way to disseminate the information. It needs to be shared in a responsible way that does not compromise classified information. That, in and of itself, is entirely a separate problem. The public's right to know what is happening is far more important than keeping this classified and hidden from view. If anything, 2016 should have taught us that countering this effort should not be kept secret. There should have been more warnings about how the Russians and the GOP were working together.

What's also of note is that Blumenthal might not even be referencing the Russians. A whole host of nations are now invested in the idea of keeping a weak, bumbling, feeble Trump in power. And all this is going on while people are distracted by bullshit.