Monday, January 29, 2007

Self Inflicted Pain

Big decision to make. Which would be more painful, hammering nails into my eyes and ears or watching The State of Conservatism, National Review Institute, Saturday on C-span? Because there are times when I do like to suffer to the max, I watched the C-span program.

There were five women on the program. There was Mona Charen, Michelle Malkin, Kay O’Beirne, Laura Ingram, and the emcee, Kathryn Lopez, who is the editor of the National Review online. How’s that for a fine panel of female conservatives?

I’m not going to quote any one of them, but instead I’ll tell you what I heard. I heard all of them at one time or another go all damp over the fact that Michelle Malkin had made a trip to Iraq and what wonderful coverage she has been doing on the war. I don’t know where they were keeping the barf bags, but they must have been somewhere close.

Most of what each of them said was that oh damn, Hillary is running and the Democrats are all so wrong etc, etc, etc. Only Laura Ingram came up with a few sane lines. The one that stuck out the most was when she said that if the Democrats had adopted a pro-life position by 08, it would be a total nightmare for the Republican party. Listen to what she said. She’s basically saying that the pro-life platform is all the Republicans have going for them in the next election cycle. Wow, that’s quite an admission, huh?

Most of the time Mona Charen was acting like she was the only one in the know. Kay O’Beirne was trying to be clever and messing with her hair way too much. Michelle was looking all pouty and confused. Bless her heart. I guess that trip to Iraq took something out of her. What a little patriot she is.

The emcee of the show, Ms. Lopez drove me freakin’ crazy messing with her clip on microphone and trying to be clever and cool. She may be a good or even great writer, I have no idea. I do know she should stay the hell away from TV cameras. They aren’t her friend. She’s neither clever nor cool. She was more irritating than any of the other women who were on the program and that’s saying a whole hell of a lot. She had some serious harpy competition.

Yes, I do plan a trip to a therapist to see why in the hell I punish myself this way. Viewing that program was some serious kind of mental, visual and aural torture. I did however find it funny that they took one another so seriously. I just don’t know why.

35 Comments:

Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I might watch one of those shows if..
someone held a gun to my head.

January 29, 2007 2:57 AM  
Blogger Troll Watcher said...

I would consider therapy if I were you, I couldn't watch a show like that even if I was on tranquilizers.

January 29, 2007 3:22 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Even I watch stuff like that just to keep up on how far in right field they really are at the moment. One does have to keep up with what they are spewing out so as to be properly informed when one wants to do the bash properly and truthfully. I admit Malkin's cutseypooness really gets my goat though...it is a genuine trial of nerves for me to listen to her.

January 29, 2007 3:30 AM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

Hey PoP!

I AM a therapist and you just told me all about it! You should feel better already!

January 29, 2007 3:52 AM  
Blogger Felinemom said...

I can't watch programs like that because my yelling and screaming scares the cats.

January 29, 2007 5:17 AM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

Personally, I throw shoes at the TV in similar circumstances, but that's just my little way of coping. Damned expensive way to cope though.

Maybe I'll start throwing flip-flops.

January 29, 2007 6:02 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Have you tried toothpicks under the fingernails? It is much more fun than watching a gaggle of conservative hens like that spew their hate. Ann Coulter must have been busy biting the heads off baby chicks or she would have been there too.

January 29, 2007 6:18 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I didn't watch it, but I find the yelling to be cathartic -although it does scare the dog and the Prince and annoys the Queen. Oh, well. Anyway, Kate O'Beirn doesn't need to worry about her hair - at the end of the day, she's still unattractive. While I don't know anything about the background of the others, Laura Ingraham is a lawyer, used to be fairly middle of the road and occasionally drops the Gooper line and applies logic, something few of the looney right am talkies ever do.

January 29, 2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Just reading the names of the people on the panel caused me severe pain. Thank goodness it didn't include the queen-bee of the wingnuts Ann Coulter or you might have gone truly insane!

January 29, 2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I would have never taken you for a masochist. Just thinking about seeing those women together can give me nightmares. Maybe it was a temporary condition, and now that you have seen the right-wing female belief tank chorus, you have fully recovered and will no longer be compelled to hurt yourself like that again. We could start a support group. We can take turns watching these shows and report back, the others will be ready with the soothing balm of sanity.

January 29, 2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

I couldn't stand watching such a show

January 29, 2007 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pathetically lame blog. Is this all you leftards got? Yeah, this and Nancy Plasticosi. Ignorant fucks.

January 29, 2007 8:37 AM  
Anonymous gabriel's shadow said...

Nice troll ya' got there.

January 29, 2007 8:49 AM  
Anonymous maineblueberry said...

OOOH, how clever and well, Christ-like anonymous is! I sure wish I had thought of that brilliant commentary! It adds so much to discussion!
Just goes to show what the wingnuts have for ammo.

January 29, 2007 8:59 AM  
Blogger LPF said...

OMFG!! You got to see Subic Sally! I wonder if she really went to Iraq or just Kuwait and pretended. That fav bargirl of mine is such a tease! What a lil minx she is.

BTW Ass-nonymous, You have to do better than that. I have half a mind to put my combat boot so far up your ass that you will taste the polish for months after. Be sure to pick up your arms on the way out now. I do hate the sound of dragging knuckles on the floor!

January 29, 2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

I've never understood why any of these "commentators" has any credibility whatsoever. I always wonder where the heck they came from and how they suddenly started appearing on Cable.

January 29, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I'd rather sit in a barrel of venomous snakes than listen to that vile bunch. I draw the line at spiders though. That's a toss-up.

January 29, 2007 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Pop,

I had the misfortune to meet Ms. Charen. She is not only "holier than thou", she is "better than thou". There are few public figures I have ever met who were more snobbish or intentionally mean.

January 29, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I'm not sure they take themselves as seriously as they want us to believe, when they're on the tube, but the scary part is, they are so damn dumb it really doesn't matter. When they wake up, this country is under attack.

JM (I think it was) It seems Ann Coulter has worn out her welcome on the wrong wing stage, doesn't it?:)

Trolls are like bad farts, guys. Ignore them, and eventually they go away.

January 29, 2007 11:47 AM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...

Ahhh I'm so glad my unwilligness to watch that paid off.

Poor you though! Hideous women.

Hmm you're either an optimist or a masochist.

Or just trying to see everyone's side.

That's a good thing, too bad the other side is filled with idiots.

January 29, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

PoP,

you can call me any ole time, but it sounds to me like A(bnormal)nonymous needs me worse than you do!

Tell ya what-I'll come down, we'll go to Sanibel, you bring the martini makings and you can get hours off therapy for free.

January 29, 2007 12:38 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

I worry about people who take pond scum like Michelle Malkin seriously.

You are very brave indeed. I would not recommend you subject yourself to such torture. Research suggest that for every hour of right wing tool TV you watch, you lose an hour off your life span.

January 29, 2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I know many people who vote Republican because of the gun issue and or abortion issue. In fact that is the only reason that most of them vote republican. That and they are "afraid" of terrorist.

January 29, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Oh look! Another BRAVE AMERICAN Anonymous - too chicken to post under his name and let everyone know just exactly how erudite and suave he/she/it really is.

Typical of the Wrong-Wing.

January 29, 2007 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Dolphingirl said...

Just turn away from the trainwrecks from Hell!!! Focus your attention on things that uplift your soul dear POP...you deserve to spend your time on things that make you happy. Don't give into morbid curiosity!!!!

January 29, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I don't really watch the shows on C-span. I do watch the sessions of congress. other than that I have never been up on that very much.

January 29, 2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Old Broad said...

Holy cow. That is some serious self-inflicted pain you underwent. My TV would have been destroyed within 3 minutes.

January 29, 2007 6:15 PM  
Anonymous RJ Adams said...

I believe a unique medal should be cast for this one momentous occasion.

While the rest of us dithered and made excuses -

"I can't do it, I have to see to my hair!", and, "Well, dear, I'm sorry but Clarence is bringing the pastor round for supper! Otherwise......"

- you quietly slipped away without a word and, like Daniel, stepped straight into the lion's den.

"Quel courage, mon brave" -as the French say. You leave us breathless with admiration.

January 29, 2007 6:36 PM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

PoP go to my blog for you #

January 29, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

POP, you're not the only one who enjoys pain. Conservative women absolutely wallow in agony!

January 29, 2007 7:33 PM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I hope that program doesn't give you nightmares and that you don't have any risidual psychological trauma associated with such an event! You are a braver woman than I!

January 29, 2007 10:11 PM  
Blogger Green Earth said...

Thank you for perservering and watching just for the colorful description you were able to give. Got the full picture of just where they were at by the mannerisms you described, best wishes, The Artist

January 29, 2007 11:35 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Anonymous ..... That comment was the best you could do? What a pathetic fuck. I'll bet you suck in bed also.

January 30, 2007 7:30 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Michelle Malkin is a nasty, mean, horrid young woman. I WOULD rather poke hot nails in my eyes that watch that group of Conservatives.

January 30, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I guess it could have been worse and instead of making me stand in the corner for my past misdeeds, you could have made me watch THAT!

January 30, 2007 3:38 PM  

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