I'm going to skip more than a few segments of Wednesday's AC360 that just seemed a bit too Nancy Grace-ish to me. New salacious details in the Craig's List murder, dredging up the Scott Peterson case, Sarah Palin's almost SIL talking to Larry King and rehashing Melissa Huckaby's stability did not capture my attention for one minute.What did catch my attention was the inclusion of some International news as Hillary Clinton spoke before a Congressional committee about the Taliban's immediate threat to Pakistan. Any Taliban incursion into a country is serious, but into a country with nuclear capabilities ...that should get the world's attention. To have Taliban leaders issuing edicts in Pakistan and having a handful of clerics backing them is really scary stuff. The Pakistani government making concessions to appease the Taliban adds strength to their organization and weakens an already crippled government. Peter Bergen did make me feel a little better by saying that he doesn't feel the situation is as dire as some are reporting. But Bergen also said the Pakistani government doesn't really have a strategy to deal with this latest Taliban threat, which makes it doubly hard for us to formulate an effective strategy in the situation. And that it will probably get worse before it gets better.The other most interesting story of the night was the controversy in the Miss USA contest this past weekend. I admire Ms. California for stating her opinion on same sex marriage, even though I don't agree with it. She must have know what a polarizing issue it was and could have skirted the issue with a 'I just want world peace' type of answer. Instead she stuck to her convictions and it probably cost her the contest.
Roland Martin and Michelangelo Signorile discussed the issue with AC. Signorile felt Ms. California lost because she was inarticulate in speaking of 'opposite marriage' (what is that?) and that people have a choice (not in most States they don't). Roland's opinion was that her answer wasn't that different from other much admired Americans, IE POTUS and HRC, so how could it have cost her the contest. I think Roland was wrong because of an interview that Perez Hilton (he was the judge that asked the question) gave earlier on Wednesday. Hilton put the blame for her loss on her stance against same sex marriage, saying it did not sit well with several of the judges.After watching yet another mention of Susan Boyle on 360 I got to wondering if it's some sick and twisted joke the staff has as to how many nights they can mention her name, post her picture and make her the subject of 'The Shot'. Maybe they are taking bets and working overtime on how to keep her relevant? If it wasn't so boring it would almost be amusing.
My DH sent me this clip a few weeks ago that I think would have made a much more interesting, entertaining and enjoyable Shot. It's entitled 'Why Dad's Buy a WII'. I swear I could watch babies laughing all day long. Enjoy!
It's Webcam Wednesday. I had some technical difficulties with the clips so there is only one to post tonight. Thanks to Sherry for recording and uploading.
Erica gives a shout out to crew members Kevin and Tony and then talks about the pirates. This was recorded on April 8th (So sue me....I'm a bit behind.)
Happy St. George Day to our reader's who celebrate the occasion. ~Phebe
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