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AUDIO: Prop 8 arguments, plus 1971 VIDEO flashback: Archie Bunker's macho gay friend comes out to him

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In light of the Supreme Court arguments on Proposition 8 today, here is a segment from a 1971 "All in the Family" episode called "Judging Books by Covers." Please watch it, and then have a few of your conservative friends take a good long look, too. Maybe they'll recognize themselves and some of their own pals in it:

Via LaughVids2:

Season 1 Episode 5----Roger, a friend of Mike and Gloria's, stops by for a visit. Archie takes one look at him and labels him as gay due to what Archie considers effeminate behavior, even though Mike insists that he isn't. Mike soon makes a realization that one of Archie's drinking buddies, Steve is actually a well-adjusted, sports loving, straight-acting, gay man.

Archie's buddy is a former NFL player, so how could he be gay, right? Just as so many "All in the Family" masterpieces, this one nailed it. They don't make TV sitcoms like this any more.

In a previous post, VIDEO: Archie Bunker on gun control. Sound familiar?, I compared Bunker's attitude to reactions to the Colorado shootings from Pres. Obama and GOP Rep. Louie Bunker, er, Gohmert.

Norman Lear is a damn genius.

Here is the audio, via WaPo:

Via the Los Angeles Times:

Supreme Court appears split on Prop. 8, broad gay marriage ruling

The Supreme Court justices sounded closely split on gay marriage Tuesday, but Justice Anthony M. Kennedy suggested the court should strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage without ruling broadly on the issue.

Twice during the oral argument, Kennedy questioned why the court had voted to hear the California case.  “I wonder if this case was properly granted,” Kennedy said at one point.

His comments suggested that the court’s four most conservative justices voted to hear the California case. Had the justices turned down the appeal, as Kennedy suggested, Proposition 8 would have been struck down on the grounds of a narrow ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Steve Kornacki to host MSNBC’s ‘Up’

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(Steve Kornacki (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/MSNBC))

(Steve Kornacki (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/MSNBC))

"Up" is on too early for me regardless of who hosts it. I think it should have been co-hosted by Joy Reid and Ari Melber, myself. Kornacki is already co-hosting a show, which obviously prepared him for "Up". Maybe now Ari or Joy will end up as a regular on The Cycle now.

But what do I know?

From the "Up" site:

MSNBC has named Steve Kornacki the new host of its weekend morning show Up.

Kornacki, previously a co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, replaces Chris Hayes who had hosted the show since 2011. Hayes will move into MSNBC’s weekday 8 pm slot beginning April 1, while Ed Schultz begins a new weekend evening program, the company announced last week in a series of programming changes.

Up airs Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 10 am Et.

All the best, Steve, knock 'em dead!

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Random Thoughts: Ari Melber and Joy Ann Reid should co-host their own show

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Random thought of the day:

If you could cast any host(s) for a new political talk show, who would you choose? After observing some of the regulars on the Tee Vee Machine who range from too wonky and boring, to not charismatic enough, to not progressive enough, to why in the world is this person even on TV, I've concluded that I should never watch television again.

No. Wait. That's not what I was going to say at all.

What I was going to say is that if I were a big corporate executive with a ton of money and power and a beckoning slot at 4 pm PT during which Hardball reruns were airing, I'd cast two of my faves: Ari Melber (@AriMelber) and Joy Ann Reid (@TheReidReport).

I've had communication at one time or another with both of them, and they are just as bright and shiny and likable as they are on air. They consistently exude professionalism along with good humor and have perspectives and insights that keep me coming back for more. Nor do they bore me. Nor do I wish they'd lighten up or serious down. Nor do I want to do an Extreme Makeover on either of them. Nor cringe when their names are mentioned.

And when they're on shows together, it works.

Both have subbed for regular hosts on MSNBC, so they're practiced, ready, and good to go. Hence-- and yes, I just wanted to say "hence"-- they should co-host their own show. And please, not at some ungodly hour Pacific time *coughCHRISHAYEScough*

So who would be your choice?

ari melber joy reid

Here's a tandem random thought: Add Lizz Winstead to the mix. I know her personally and adore her, and her humor, humanity, and wicked sharp analyses have more than earned her a regular spot. And don't get me started on her resume.

Lizz Winstead

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The people have spoken. Now it's Bill Maher's turn.

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A little birdie at Real Time just sent me this heads up. Set your DVRs.

Agree with him or disagree, Friday television isn't the same without Maher. Welcome back!

Now do me a teeny tiny favor Real Timers, and stop having Ann Coulter, Christine O'Donnell, and Darrell Issa on.

Oh, but I kid...

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