OK, I Can’t Take It Anymore

I can’t wrap my head around what’s happening in the world, and everything is scary and dark and cold. Nothing makes sense.  So, I’m retreating into my happy place – West Wing DVDs on constant loop until November 4.  Join me behind the jump, and pretend with me that everything is right and good, won’t you?

In this heartwarming scene, President Bartlet lets Donna talk to her favorite high school teacher on speaker phone from the Oval Office. In West Wing World, no child is left behind.


Here we see President Bartlet translate the Constitution from Latin and give props to Leo before running out the door to deliver the State of the Union. In West Wing World, we have a smart president.


President Bartlet delivers the ultimate smackdown. In West Wing World, the Christian Right is a crazy fringe element that crawls back into the 6,000-year-old primordial ooze they came from.


In West Wing World, you can take your legislative agenda and shove it up your ass.


And, finally, everyone’s favorite Deputy Chief of Staff acknowledges the little people. In West Wing World, bloggers wear mumus and chain smoke Parliaments! Oh. Wait…



Can’t watch these here at the jobsite, but if I did I would begin weeping. The Boy King managed to run three countries, two branches of government, and one economy onto the rocks. And we have to pay for his health care for the rest of his life.

@blogenfreude: I just watched them again to make sure I uploaded them right… and now I’m all weepy, too. I can’t get through one episode these days without RomeBoy holding my hand and telling me it’s going to be OK.

One Sunday back in 2003, when things were seriously starting to go south, the elderly priest saying the Prayers of the People at my Episcopal church said “For our President Josiah” instead of George. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a smart, sane president who won a Nobel Prize for economics in the White House now?

In West Wing World, Charlie Sheen is not President Bartlet’s son. I miss West Wing World.

In West Wing World, the warmup act at one of your campaign stops doesn’t do this shit (from AP story):

Unhelpful for establishing the tone McCain sought in Davenport was the Rev. Arnold Conrad, past pastor of the Grace Evangelical Free Church. His prayer before McCain arrived at the convention center blocks from the Mississippi River appeared to dismiss faiths other than Christianity and cast the election as a referendum on God himself.

“I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons,” Conrad said.

“And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day,” he said.

@Ewalda: It always comes down to size, for these jeebus twits.
As Maynard said: “What an age we live in!”

In West Wing World, we have a FLILF.

Just sayin’.

@Ewalda: I’d just like to point out to everyone who piles on the South for our ignorant dumbass jeebus freaks and racists (of which there are plenty, to be sure) that the people who’ve been scaring the shit out of you for the last week, including this douchebag, live well north of the Mason Dixon line. Stupid is as stupid does, regardless of geography.

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