The president’s priority

This is unbelievable. This happened with “The Apprentice”:

On Friday the show’s new host, Arnold Schwarzenegger, released a statement saying he would not return for a second season. “I loved every second of working with NBC and Mark Burnett. Everyone — from the celebrities to the crew to the marketing department — was a straight 10, and I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn’t have this baggage.”

Schwarzenegger later explained that the “baggage” to which he was referring is Trump. “With Trump being involved in the show, people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show,” he told Empire magazine.

The orange menace is supposed to be watching out for the country, but instead, he’s obsessed with a reality show he created.

What have the pump truppets done to us?

MSNBC continues to piss me off

News flash: MSNBC isn’t a liberal TV network:

Gretchen Carlson, who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is in talks with MSNBC to join the network, sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

A source familiar with the matter said Carlson’s deal had not yet been finalized, but was nearing completion. Two others at the network, including a high-level source, corroborated the news.

And guess what? It never was a liberal network. When you put Joe Scarborough on for an eighth of your day, give Greta Van Sustern another hour and try to add the original Fox & Friends dumb blonde to your lineup you lost all semblance of liberal cred.

MSNBC is like a blue dog Democrat. If you want to be a Republican, just change your damn party affiliation and stop wasting my time.

The Kellyanne conundrum

Why bother asking her questions?

If she’s not going to answer questions, why not just mock her for it? “Saturday Night Live” did a couple of weeks ago::

And guess what! When she was criticized by comedians, the news networks went to her defense:

And that it why you should turn off your TV when they offer the pretense of news. They don’t care about information. They bring on talking heads to fill air time. They don’t care what they say, and they don’t care that you are frustrated by what they’re not saying.

American TV news people are just beginning to shut down interviews with lying liars, but they haven’t done that until we descended into the pit that is the Lügenduck administration.

Had they done their jobs when it mattered, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

The odds of intelligent life in the universe

Two things.

  1. If someone is our there, do we really want them to know how insane thing have gotten since Jan. 20?
  2. Maybe someone is out there, has already found our transmissions and said, “Hell no!  Those people are crazy!”

Because look at it this way. Transmissions are radio waves. The first public radio broadcast was on Jan. 13, 1910, and it was music. Since radio waves travel at the speed of light, that means that broadcast has traveled for 107 years or a distance of 107 light years. Pretty far.

Since that time, we’ve broadcast everything from news to entertainment. So an alien civilization tuning in to the radio would think we’re a dangerous place, since entertainment includes science fiction about battling alien invasion (remember “War of the Worlds“?) and murder mysteries, not to mention actual wars and general mayhem that humans seem to enjoy so much..

Then we bring in television, and the first TV broadcast was in 1928 of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Since that time, we’ve broadcast images of war, destruction, murder and mayhem that’s travelled 89 light years. Seeing destruction is much more unnerving that hearing destruction.

So maybe the first thing they saw wasn’t death and destruction, but they caught the first television broadcast in the United States, which happened in 1936. What would civilizations that live 80 light years away from us have seen?

OK, it’s official. Humans are weird. Stay away.