The police is out of control, right?
Problem is, this wasn't the cops.
This was the campaign staff in Oakland, the campaign staff for Barack Obama.
Can you believe that?
And where's the apology from Barack?
His campaign staff resorts to thuggery and he's got nothing to say? What the hell is that?
I am embarrassed for him.
Now for TV coverage. What am I covering this fall? I will continue to do recaps on new episodes of "The Good Wife" when they start airing. Though I greatly enjoy the performances of Dana Delaney and Jeri Ryan, I am done with "Body of Proof." The whole scare tactic is not something I enjoyed, that two-parter. I thought the show was really something but then that was that. What will I cover instead?
I'm thinking about "Grimm." I asked Rebecca because she was blogging about it. She said there wouldn't be a problem with me covering it if she was but she's not. I won't cover Vanessa Williams' show.
Because I don't like Vanessa?
I love Vanessa. I will be watching the show to see what it's like. What I won't be doing is blogging about it. "The Good Wife" comes on Sundays as does Vanessa's show. I don't remember what I was covering but there was a period where both of the shows came on the same night. (Like Mike has to get stuck with "Nikita" and "Fringe" airing on the same nights.) It's too crazy. You're tired and you can't remember what you watched. Readers are upset because they feel ___ should have been covered on Monday and that the other could wait until Tuesday. Even with a set schedule, they'll be upset that some great episode didn't cause you to flip the two shows.
It's just not worth it to me.
What I would really like is another show like "The Cape" or maybe "Buffy." I wish super hero shows did not keep tanking on prime time.
Now for the Friday film.
"Haywire." This film came out last year and was directed by Steven Soderbergh who used to be my favorite director. The film starred Gina Carano and also featured Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Michael Fassbender.
I could not stand the film. The biggest problem? Gina Carano. She's not an actress. I'm not going to rip her apart but she's not an actress.
And the men? They were on too little to really help.
Of them, Antonio Banderas provided some screen magic. He really did. The movie actually picked up at the very end when he had a little part. Channing was good but never got a chance to take off. Ewan and Michael Douglas weren't even given a chance to shine.
The movie needed a real actress and I will say this, stop hiring these Julia Ormond and Gina Carano types whose eyes are dead on screen.
She could have been a bad actress and still connected on some level if she had eyes that connected. Instead they were dead. Some people are blessed with expressive eyes when filmed, some aren't.
Haywire's a waste of time. You know the whole story in the first five minutes and wait and wait for her to start her vengence quest (she's a burned spy) and then wait and wait for it to end.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"