Glenn Greenwald over at Salon makes a lot of sense (I found his commentary while reading The New York Times online):
They should convene a panel for the next “Meet the Press” with Jenna Bush Hager, Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain and Jonah Goldberg, and they should have Chris Wallace moderate it. They can all bash affirmative action and talk about how vitally important it is that the U.S. remain a Great Meritocracy because it’s really unfair for anything other than merit to determine position and employment. They can interview Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency. Bill Kristol, Tucker Carlson and John Podhoretz can provide moving commentary on how America is so special because all that matters is merit, not who you know or where you come from. There’s a virtually endless list of politically well-placed guests equally qualified to talk on such matters. . . .
All of the above-listed people are examples of America’s Great Meritocracy, having achieved what they have solely on the basis of their talent, skill and hard work — The American Way. By contrast, Sonia Sotomayor — who grew up in a Puerto Rican family in Bronx housing projects; whose father had a third-grade education, did not speak English and died when she was 9; whose mother worked as a telephone operator and a nurse; and who then became valedictorian of her high school, summa cum laude at Princeton, a graduate of Yale Law School, and ultimately a Supreme Court Justice — is someone who had a whole litany of unfair advantages handed to her and is the poster child for un-American, merit-less advancement.
As I posted a few months ago, fans of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” were about to be cheated by 20th Century Fox and Amazon. People began to complain and some people even wrote to the New York Times about it.
It seems we’re making progress.
According to some guy I’ve never heard of, on a site I never visit, some progress has been made in getting the last three seasons of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” According to the report, “No official reason was given for the change, but the main reason SEEMS to be that fans who already own the first four season sets didn’t want to feel pushed into re-buying them to get the remaining three seasons; they wanted Seasons 5-7 issued individually.”
I’m going to assume this is true, that we’re going to win.
Now the only question is when the fifth season will be released. I. just. can’t. wait.
I think gloating is bad on multiple level: it’s not nice, it’s off-putting, it’s unwise, and it invites the universe to smack you down, but I’m a little bit in love with the DNC’s new web ad (maybe more than a little bit in love):
I can’t bear Elmo, but I adore Ricky Gervais. The outtakes from their interviews are priceless (seriously, because Gervais didn’t get paid).
I think I’ve already seen it ten times. My favorite moment? “Do you know what necrophilia is?”
Well, do you?
It’s quite simple.
20th Century Fox owns “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
They released the first season at a pretty high price.
They released the second season at reasonable price.
Same things with season three.
And Season four.
Enter Oprah and her show reuniting the cast members.
New York Times reports that the seasons five through seven will be released
Today, Amazon.com makes a big announcement that the remaining seasons are available…
if you buy all seven seasons.
If you bought the first four seasons.
You’d have to buy them again to get the final three.
Fans are pissed. I am a fan. Therefore I am pissed
I’m a fan of Andrew Sullivan’s blog and check it regularly throughout the day. He tends to focus on a few topics rather than trying to comment on everything, and I think he’s better on the page then he is on radio or television. He also includes “Mental Health Breaks” that are often funny and always interesting. Meet Gladys. She makes me think that getting older could be more fun than I imagined.
My love for the West Wing is already documented , so you can imagine my joy when I saw this: