We have two people who are pissed off about what they saw on TV who basically need to be slapped upside their heads and have their sense of reality reset.
TV Flake #1: Corey Clark - Hey, you had a nice roll in the hey with Paula Abdul. I'm jealous, I'll admit it. But ABC gave you FAR more airtime than your story deserved, and they made your little plight about "American Idol" into something it really wasn't.
Paula Abdul isn't married anymore. She's not trying to promote some kind of celibate lifestyle, nor should she expect to be celibate just because she's a celebrity. If you don't believe me, then ask Survivor host Jeff Probst, who's dating one of the show's finalists. Paula also never had any real influence over who continues in the show. THE VIEWERS DO! She can give all the advice she wants, it still doesn't make a difference when it comes down to it.
People ARE going to make light of your primetime exposure and about making a mountain out of a molehill, Corey. Deal with it.
TV Flake #2: Congressman Tom DeLay - So let's see if I get this straight, "Hammer"... you've been going on a tirade about judges in America for about a month. You've screamed and shouted and jumped up and down about so-called "activist judges" and how they NEED to be held "accountable" for their actions. You've bitched and cried about wanting judges investigated and removed from office.
So now here comes a TV show on NBC called "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and they do an episode on NY judges getting killed. One of the detectives handling the case suggests "Maybe we should put an APB out for somebody wearing a Tom DeLay t-shirt."
And you want to get upset about that??? WHY??? You're the one stoking the fires of hatred against judges who rule against your beliefs!
What's next, flake? Are you now going to declare a jihad against NBC? Retaliate against parent company General Electric? Resurrect the Alien and Sedition Acts?
You want an apology, DeLay? I've got a few here for you...
I'm sorry for the Republican Party for having a twisted self-centered, self-righteous egomaniac as their House Majority Leader. If the GOP loses power in 2006, they can quickly point to people like YOU as the chief reason behind it.
I'm sorry for every conservative and neo-conservative who now has to rush to the defense of your bruised ego. Rather than talking about REAL issues like runaway federal spending, Social Security, or trying to fix the tax system to make it equitable for ALL Americans, your fellow self-appointed "champions of decency" now have to waste time bashing a FICTIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAM simply because they DARED to besmirch you!
I'm sorry for the people in Texas for having to be represented by an egomaniac who can't take in a fraction of what he dishes out. It's bad enough that they have to be represented by someone facing more ethics charges than Edwin Meese, and is possibly a stone's throw away from being indicted.
And lastly I'm sorry that American has to put up with such a thin-skinned member of Congress who finds more diversions from his ethics charges than Bill Clinton. How many times has Hillary Clinton or Teddy Kennedy been the subject of joke or ridicule?
You're a public figure, DeLay. Your actions are subject to parody, review, reference, and ridicule just like anyone else in your line of work. If you can't handle that, then do America a favor and RESIGN FROM OFFICE!