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Big Brother cast member: Pres. Obama is a "Muslim monkey"

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Yes, I admit it, I watch Big Brother and have since Season One. Sue me. Mr. Laffy and I have no idea why we started, considering we're not fans of reality [sic] shows... which is ironic, because Mr. Laffy writes/produces reality shows. (Before you ask how one writes an unscripted show: He writes host dialog and figures out how to whittle down over 300 hours of footage to create a storyline for a 41-minute show.) So anyway.

Last year Big Brother had, erm, issues. Racist issues. Nasty ones. Ugly ones. Involving two blonde women targeting their fellow African American, Asian, and gay house guests. It was not easy to watch, the viewer backlash was loud and clear, and they both got fired from their jobs. But one of them came in second and was rewarded for her on-air behavior with thousands of dollars, despite her vile conduct.

Clearly, CBS, squirming amid the uncomfortable howls of protest, has learned a thing or two and is making every attempt to improve the screening process of this season's contestants.

The Los Angeles Times:

Absent in the promotion of the new season however has been any mention of the elephant in the "Big Brother" living room — the racist and homophobic comments that clouded last season, but did bolster ratings.

Key words: Bolster ratings.

In TV land, ratings are everything. Without ratings, shows go to TV Heaven (or Hell, depending on the show), with some exceptions of course. But CBS knows better than to repeat this particular mistake, especially one that was so egregiously offensive. Right?

But already a similar controversy is heating up. Fan websites discovered this week homophobic and racially inflammatory comments on social media from new cast member Caleb Reynolds, an "adventure hunting guide" who lives in Hopkinsville, Ky. In commentary on his Instagram account, Reynolds referred to President Obama as a "Muslim monkey" and used an anti-gay slur.

CBS's response? No comment. No comment about whether Racist Caleb will be a house guest. No comment about whether they knew about his disgusting racist, bigoted "commentary." Only silence, per the L.A. Times.

I guess they're weighing whether boosting the number of more rubbernecking viewers and spiking media coverage trump prejudice and hatred. That should be an easy choice. If CBS has to mull this one, then Big Brother will be evicted from my house.

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What I will not write about today

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frustrated15Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.

See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?

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VIDEO: A year after winning Ames straw poll, Michele Bachmann’s career is in disarray

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Gee, who could have possibly guessed that an extremist with dubious mental stability would lose popularity, credibility, and what's left of her mind?

Remember this?

Michele Bachmann has been named the winner of the Iowa straw poll, taking 4,823 votes out of nearly 17,000 cast.

FYI, Willard Romney came in seventh, with 567 votes. That was then, this is now.

The Hill:

The political career of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), one year after winning the Ames straw poll, seems to be in disarray.

[...] But since then, her political stock has taken major hits and now it is an open question whether she will be invited to speak at the GOP convention next month.

A diverse group of GOP lawmakers, who spoke with The Hill on background, said the 2012 GOP presidential contender’s recent controversy over questions of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into the U.S. government is a major distraction in this heated election season.

Her former presidential campaign manager, EdRollins, wrote this:

I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s outrageous and  false charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin reaches that threshold.

Her unsubstantiated charge against Abedin, a widely respected top aide to Secretary  Hillary Clinton, accusing her of some sort of far-fetched connection to the Muslim brotherhood, is extreme and dishonest.

Having worked for Congressman Bachman’s campaign for president, I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator Joe McCarthy  level... . As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.

It's about time the rest of the country caught up with those of us who saw this coming years ago. Speaking of catching up:

What a difference a year makes.

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VIDEO: Why Keith Olbermann called Rep. Peter King an "asshole" (Hint: He deserved it)

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One more reason to appreciate Keith Olbermann:

If you missed this last night, please watch. Peter King is despicable.

And Keith Ellison consistently rocks:

The "a-word" is at the very, very end.

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