Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yesterday's News

Yesterday, I was watching the early morning local newscast (KITV), and I really don't know how long they've been doing it, but the morning hosts intermittently interrupted their regular programming to interview national celebrities in real time from different parts around the nation much like how the national tv shows do. The interludes were quite entertaining in light that the bulk of the early morning news is usually recycling yesterday's news stories. Their first celebrity was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, the WWF wrestling champion. Stone Cold was promoting his reality tv show, but overall came across as a likable guy, which was a reprieve from having to endure listening to the female anchor's penchant, I won't mention names, of beginning every single sentence with an introductory laugh, and ending every single sentence with a closing laugh. After a while, her gig gets irritating, and I'd be replete not to mention, some local tv reporters do it better than others. It's like the song that gets stuck in your head but on a bad note.

Later, Donald Trump, was on the same broadcast. If you haven't heard, Trump's is busy advocating that President Obama wasn't born in the US and is thereof not American enough to be president. I think he meant president of the USA not the Trump empire. I don't quite understand the political strategy behind Trump resurrecting this claim, but Trump only comes off sounding as lolo as the Birthers before him whom never got anywhere with the same gimmick. If Obama was not born in the USA, than Obama would be essentially an illegal immigrant having never going through the process of been naturalized. And this is the same Trump that wants to run for president. Why the jackass be better of running as Sarah Palin's vice-president. It all strikes me as out of character from what I've watched of Trump. For example, Trump publicly stated that the Iraqi War was a needless war which very few fellow Repubs would have even allowed to enter their thoughts. Where went the credibility?

Much to my chagrin, the 2011 national basketball championship pre-empted this week's Hawaii Five-O episode.

Yesterday also marked the official opening of the World Trade Center's twin towers almost some four decades ago.


Kay said...

Annoys the heck out of me that Trump would even consider running for president. He must have an ego bigger than the state of Alaska. Why does he think he can do a better job with the economy when he has gone bankrupt himself?

Are we getting a new 5-0 every three weeks? This is making me crazy.

RONW said...

Kay- Trump is just letting himself get swept up in his celebrity status. He wasn't that way when he first started making the talk show circuits. A billionaire, but not a lolo. After making claims that Obama wasn't born here, nobody can take him seriously. Yea, that lapse between new Five-O's is starting to get annoying.

OkiHwn said...

And pox on uconn and it's calhound coach, and that's not a misspell.

RONW said...

Nate- I didn't watch the game but by all accounts it was junk. Lowest score in 50 years or something like that. Lowest shooting percentage in the history of the championship by Butler.

kawika said...

OMG I thought I was the ONLY person who gets IRRITATED by that "un-named female anchor". I have been telling my wife that she rrally annoys me.

RONW said...

David- she should sell her laugh as a ring tone .... to assign to people who you rather not call you.