Daily Archives: May 13, 2011

Sometimes Television Shows Become As Close As Family…

Pilot (Bones)

NOTE: If you are a Bones fan who missed last nignt’s show, The Hole In The Heart, but are planning to see it next week on the TNT rerun, I suggest you skip over this post or it will blow the show’s surprise to smithereens…

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OK? Everybody else read on…

I spent the day today (wow, Friday the 13th, too) still very sad about last night’s episode of Bones. You may recall that Booth‘s ongoing enemy, Broadsky, with whom he had once served as a military sniper, has been continuing to assassinate the people he determines to be “bad”… without a trial or anything. Since Booth had pledged to stop him, Booth and all his friends were now on Broadsky’s enemy list.

The producers of the show put out hints a couple of weeks ago that a regular character, one that we were all very fond of, was going to die in this episode.  Rumors were circulated that it was likely to be Sweets, the young psychiatrist who spent a great deal of time analyzing the relationship between Booth and Brennen.

Of course, it could have been anyone on the show, and they made sure to set up scenes where every major character was clearly in Broadsky’s crosshairs.

Imagine how I felt (how everyone felt) when Vincent Nigel-Murray (more formally referred to as “Mr. Nigel-Murray” by one and all) was shot in the heart while inside the Jeffersonian with Cam, Booth and Bones. Mr. Nigel-Murray, with his statistics and facts that he spewed out as a nervous reaction to the things he was investigating, was my favorite of the Interns who worked with the investigative team. To think he won’t be on every third episode or thereabouts is depressing.

They are saying that the surprise of next week’s show is going to be even
more…uh…surprising.

Now I have to worry about House.

Rand Paul equates Universal Health Care with slavery…

The dingdong Senator who changed his first name to Rand in honor of Ayn Rand, often says stupid things. Yesterday he said one of the stupidest:

Another Republican Has Flipped!

With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery.

I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.

So, if under Universal health care he would get money from the government for practicing his job, then that is the equivalent of being enslaved – just like postal employees, garbage collectors, military officers and police.

From Salon:

Has Rand Paul read the Constitution? Serious question! Because it bans slavery, yet it also says people shall “enjoy the right” “to have the Assistance of Counsel” in criminal prosecutions! Does Rand Paul know that we have been enslaving lawyers for 200 years?

Here’s Rand Paul making his statement of stupidity: