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April 28th, 2009

How Many Sharks Can One TV Show Jump, Heroes? [Apr. 28th, 2009|10:28 am]
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This just in:

After three episodes, CBS is moving struggling mystery thriller Harper's Island from Thursdays to Saturday nights starting May 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That's pretty much the kiss of death for this show, though CBS claims it's still planning to air the remaining episodes through the July 11 finale. I hope this is true, but I suspect there might be issues. After all, NBC recently relocated Kings to Saturdays only to have it come in dead last in the ratings on its new night, and so now Kings has been yanked entirely and ostensibly pushed back to summer, though it remains to be seen if they'll even bother. (Sorry, glvalentine and the other four people across the nation who love Kings.)

I hope this doesn't happen to Harper's Island, mainly because I don't want to face the embarrassment of having to rent the DVDs just to find out who the killer is on this cheesy nighttime slasher soap. But if I have to, I will. Because I kind of love Harper's Island despite how ridiculous it is. Kind of like the five people who love Kings.


In other news: Oh, Heroes, you've done some crazy, stupid shit in your time, but the finale's big plot twist was crazier than crazy and stupider than stupid! By now this show has jumped so many sharks, it's not even funny. Is it even coming back next season?
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Return of the Republican Comedy Hour [Apr. 28th, 2009|07:44 pm]
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April 24, 2005:

Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell said yesterday that Republicans have enough votes to invoke the "nuclear option" to limit Democrats' ability to stall by filibuster consideration of President Bush's nominees for federal appeals courts.

"I never announce my whip count. But I'm telling you, there's no doubt in my mind -- and I'm a pretty good counter of votes -- that we have the votes we need," the Kentucky Republican said. "And that step will be taken sometime in the near future at the determination of the majority leader."

April 28, 2009:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell just talked to reporters on the Hill [saying,] "What [the defection of Arlen Specter to the Democratic Party] means, if we are not successful in Minnesota, as you know, is that the Democrats, at least on paper, will have 60 votes. I think the danger of that for the country is that there won't automatically be an ability to restrain the excess that is typically associated with big majorities and single-party rule....So I think the threat to the country presented by this defection really relates to the issue of whether or not in the United States of America our people want the majority to have whatever it wants without restraint, without a check or a balance."

Ahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, Mitch McConnell, you're such a card!
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