Comedy v. Comity

Bi-partisan comedy shows. Rachel Maddow. Judge Napolitano. Very little comity to go around. Colleen columnist Peggy Noonan calls for reaching across the aisle in today’s WSJ. It’d be a nice change. From farcical hyperbole to creative cooperation. Green beer and shamrocks notwithstanding. Won’t happen.

What’s funnier than Carol Colitti Levine celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?! Irish eyes are smiling, Mom!

Breaking News!

Every story on cable. CNN the worst culprit. 3 day-old retreads still qualify as “Breaking News!” Russia. Leaks. Women’s marches. Wire-taps. Tweets. What are we going to think when there really is a critically important story? Yawn. Yes. Trump is fertile fodder for filling airtime. But. Get a grip. The only real story is that I watch way too much political TV. Most of America does not. Many still like what the President is doing. Railing against the press.

As for International Women’s Day. I’m with Canada’s First Lady Sophie Trudeau. Google it.

Over Breach

CNN’s Jake Tapper & Co. have staked out their opposition to Trump. Chirons consistently point out their claims that what Trump says is a lie. They make snarky remarks about the President-elect after their so-called reporting. Breach of journalistic professionalism and ethics. Their zealous overreach makes their case more difficult to litigate. That Trump is indeed a charlatan autocrat. Why would anyone then take them seriously after they eagerly salivated over a salacious story that turned out to be a big dud. Sorry guys. You are feeding into Trump & Co.’s narrative that the press is dishonest, insularly elite, and politically motivated.

Hysterical hyperbole dumbs down what may be a real future bombshell.

Lackluster Spheres

Golden Globes?! A milky way of films. LaLa indeed. Television planets shine brighter. Like. Amazing. If you are black, gay or a depressed stranger thing in westworld by-the-sea of crowny thrones. Lithgow jettisoned. Meryl Streepy. Creepy. Reality will trump galactic fiction anyway. Next year launch anything with Fallon & Timberlake together. Or. Carell and Wiig. Star Wars.

NFL orbit’s elliptical too. Centrifugal forces braked by injuries. Giants out. McAdon’t. Superbowl. Pats v. Cowboys? Collision course.

Hack Lack

Armed Services Committee grilling of Intelligence leaders in the Senate hearing today. Beyond the usual partisan digs and agenda on both sides, the take away is that our cybersecurity readiness is sorely lacking. When asked about deterrents and strategies, it seemed that this was a “new” issue only just being considered. What? Russia. China. North Korea. Are they hearing this? Or. Do they already know how behind the curve our intelligence community seems to be. This is a nuclear revelation with ramifications scarier than bombs.

Dems on Deck

Shallow Democrat bench. With the old guard led by Pelosi and Schumer blocking upward mobility, there are few stars waiting on deck. Tim Ryan tried to make room for the younger set in the House. To no avail. If Elizabeth Warren is the next best hope, how do you spell doomed? Progressive yes. Too left. Old. And annoying as all hell. No way she can win the general.

You want the first woman President. You want her to be a Democrat. Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota is the best bet. Young. Smart. Appealing. Get her on Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees and let the grooming begin.