It was a touching announcement. It was full of dignity. It was full of memory. It was disgusting. We’re talking about Charlie Rangel’s conviction today.
Whatever Rangel did or did not do is almost beside the point. The point is that his trail was held yesterday and his conviction announced today – all after the November elections. Whether Rangel would have been re-elected or not is irrelevant. The voters had a right to know before the elections – in Rangel’s district and in every other district and state.
If anyone wants to know why the American people are so angry, if anyone wants to know where Tea Party activists and the Left and the Right should come together, it is on this. Why is it that the majority in the House of Representatives thought more of themselves than the people they are supposed to represent?
The House of Representatives majority party cared more about their own fate than providing a full accounting to the people who voted in November. The People’s House acted more like a Royalist party than the democratic institution it is supposed to be. And we are sure that if the Republicans were the majority party they likely would have done the same.
I'll let that stand and move to e-mails. Joyce e-mailed very upset with me because I used to watch "The Good Wife" on CBS. Why did I stop?
It was airing on Sunday nights in the summer. I was happy to watch last year. I had no idea when it was even airing this year. It's on Tuesday nights. I didn't catch tonight's but I did catch last weeks by streaming it online tonight.
I don't have good TV reception anymore. I cut out cable and I have to move the antenna around to watch (new antenna) and I watch online. That was part of my cutting back on expenses which I think people are doing all over the country.
So I stream online at Netflix and watch "No Ordinary Family" at Hulu.
But the episode I caught was worth catching. One of the last things I pointed out here was that Calinda was asked if she was gay and I was wondering what was up with that?
So this episode? Cary's out of the law firm. Remember, they could only choose one intern and the law firm went with Alicia. A new guy named Blake has joined the firm. Like Calinda, he's a private detective. (Alicia and Cary are attorneys.) And Blake's obsessed with her. Apparently trying to get her fired. He's trying to dig up dirt.
Calinda is gay and Lili Taylor played an ex-girlfriend.
Calinda tells her to stop talking to Blake and Lili says she doesn't know a Blake and isn't talking to anyone.
Alicia and company win a court case (against guest star Michael J. Fox -- who is still very funny even though he was playing a kind of smarmy character -- I hope they bring him back) and the show ends with the celebration. Calinda's not in a celebrating mood because she called in a favor from Cary and he found out Blake was working as 'protection' for a meth crew/ring. So when Alicia & company win due to the fact -- at least in part -- that the expert witness (doctor) for Michael J. Fox has been hurt and can't appear in front of the court (and the judge won't get a delay), Calinda thinks Blake had the witness hurt.
But Alicia thinks it's professional jealousy and is, "Oh, look there's Blake and he brought a date! I'm curious about the kind of woman he dates! So come on!"
They go over there and he's brought . . . Lili Taylor.
Who wants to tell Calinda -- when Calinda drags her off to the side -- that she didn't realize that was the Blake. "I don't know Blake." That seems pretty clear, doesn't it. Why would she be confused?
I hope that clears it up. I probably should have just written this summer, "I'm turning off the cable because I just can't afford it." I was a little embarrassed. I think, in part, that's why C.I. gifted me with high speed DSL (I was dial up) for the next three years (and why she checked before making that my birthday gift to make sure I wouldn't be mad). (I wasn't mad. I love my DSL.)
I don't get NBC at all. I can't pick it up. I get CBS if I play with the antenna repeatedly. Also true, I hate that converter box. So that's that.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"