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On Christmas Eve 1968, after successfully becoming the first men to orbit the moon, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the book of Genesis. According to Wikipedia, at the time, it was the most-watched tv broadcast ever. American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O'Hair sued NASA over the reading and it was because of this lawsuit (which ultimately failed before the Supreme Court) that Buzz Aldrin was asked not to recite Scripture on the air when he received Communion after stepping on the moon. So imagine my surprise when ABC aired a beautiful recreation of the Apollo 8 Genesis reading... continue reading
File this under Words I Never Expected to Hear on Network Television: "Yes, Father, it's called a 'throuple.'" And so began Karen's explanation to her priest of her threesome polyamorous relationship with a husband and wife that led to her getting pregnant, in Mistresses season 3's 10th episode "What Could Have Been." Priest: ...The husband, the wife, and you? Karen: Yes, father. It's called a throuple. -Well, that's a kitschy little term. Karen, you know that I'm open-minded about a good many things, but in a situation like this, there is only one thing to do. -What's that? -Carry the... continue reading
This week’s episode of USA’s Mr. Robot saw the computer-hacker, techno-geek drama finally get over its mid-season identity crisis, and get back to its obvious intended purpose: glorifying cyber revolution for the purpose of mass income redistribution. In an episode called “eps1.7wh1ter0se.m4v” (it’s a cyber-geek computer hacking show. What do you expect?) “Darlene” (Carly Chaikin) gets the liberal crazy-train back on the rails by doing what liberals love to do most: preaching about revolution and saving the world from the 87th floor of luxury high rise apartment buildings in Manhattan: **WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** >>What if this all went away? The... continue reading
In this week’s episode of “ I Am Cait ,” Bruce Jenner decided to deliver a shot in the arm to his new show’s sagging ratings by talking about that most inspirational and up lifting of topics: Poverty rates and sex trafficking among transgenders! In an episode titled “The Road Trip: Part 2,” Jenner spends the opening moments of the show in a meeting with a bunch of other transgenders, and a lawyer from the Human Rights Campaign named Amanda Gill. Yet, this is no ordinary meeting. Watch the clip carefully, specifically after Gill drops her line that trangenders have... continue reading
It’s been kind of a rough couple millennia for Christians in the Middle East. Whether faced with persecution from Jews, Romans, Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians, Iraqis, or ISIS, the common denominator has always been Christians remaining strong and showing unbelievable courage, but pretty much living in a world where everyone and everything tries to kill them. Enter FX’s series, Tyrant . Tuesday night’s episode, titled Fathers and Sons , provided us with a pleasant departure from the historical Middle Eastern norm. In other words, this time the terrorists are the ones who get blown up. In this scene “Khalid” aka Barry... continue reading
The struggles that immigrant/refugee families face upon arrival in our land of opportunity are manifold. Meager beginnings, language barriers, overcrowded neighborhoods, famine, disease, and having to navigate the art industry’s treacherous web of itemized deductions and adjusted gross income calculations. Wait, what? Oh, yes. On last night’s episode of USA’s Mr. Robot , an episode titled “eps1.6v1ew-s0urce.flv” (don’t ask. It’s a computer/hacking show), our two millennial revolutionary wannabes Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Trenton (Sunita Mani) meet on a lush college campus field, where they discuss why their revolution aimed at overthrowing the U.S. financial system means so much to them... continue reading
Just like the Christian groups that liberals so revile, the ones that provide therapy for young people to change them from gay to straight, the reality show “ I Am Cait ” provides conversion therapy designed to turn Bruce Jenner into a Liberal, instead of just accepting him for who he really is. Such was obvious on Sunday night’s episode of Jenner’s new reality series, an episode titled, “The Road Trip: Part 1.” About halfway through the episode, Jenner proceeded to commit the Cardinal Sin of liberalism by suggesting that homeless and unemployed kids should get a job: >> Caitlyn:... continue reading
Trouble in paradise! ABC's " Mistresses " has been pushing polygamy and polyamory lately, but in the most recent episode, titled "Murder She Wrote," they discover three person relationships are hard! In this scene, Alec and Vivian (who are married to each other) are fighting about the fact that Alec didn't tell her he had sex alone with Karen (who is the third person in their polyamory relationship) while Vivian was away. Watch: -Vivian: ...I knew you would immediately become defensive. -Alec: I'm not defensive. I'm angry. Karen: I understand why you're upset. -A: And for the record, I wouldn't... continue reading
Given our dire need for subject matter far less ghoulish than what we have been subjected to this week, I present to you with this humorous scene from tonight’s episode, titled Ejecta , of CBS’ “Under the Dome.” Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) and ‘Big Jim’ (Dean Norris) provide us with proof that there are still Hollywood writers willing to take shots at liberals. -That all you got? You got to put your gut into it. Indy! -He's a dog; he can hear us. I'm trying not to scare him away. -Indy's not a liberal. He doesn't get scared of everything. -Indy!... continue reading
Fireworks flew early and often on this week's episode "All the Trimmings" on ABC Family’s “ Becoming Us ,” as Carly’s ex-wife ("Carly" self-identifies as a woman, but is a man who used to be named Charlie) committed that most unforgiveable of sins: reminding Carly that he is a parent with actual, real-life responsibilities. Predictably, this did not end well. - You look kinda cranky. - I'm not cranky. - Are you sure? - Yeah. Thanks for coming. - Sure. You have some lipstick right on top. What's up, am I in trouble? - You sent me a text message... continue reading