Political Crap

Yesterday sucked. Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice at the White House because they can’t even pretend this isn’t a wildly hypocritical partisan hack job, and Brett Kavanaugh wrote the 5-3 Supreme Court ruling released yesterday that said Wisconsin doesn’t have to count any mail-in votes that are postmarked by Election Day but arrive after.

This Supreme Court decision is exactly what has many people terrified about this election: that the White House was fucking with the Post Office so as to slow mail-in votes, so that they could have the courts rule that votes that arrive late should be thrown away, disenfranchising hundreds of thousands and giving President Cheater an advantage.

Meanwhile, President Voter Suppression is continuing to tweet out that we must know the winner of the election by the night of November 3:

First of all, there are not any “big problems and discrepancies” with mail-in ballots all over the country, but second of all, we don’t actually have to have the final total on November 3rd. We’ve never had the final tally on Election Day, ever. What we have on Election Day is who the media projects is the winner. Does President Dumbass really want the Fake News to determine who the winner is?

Anyway, this is a long way of saying that it is vital that you vote and vote early. If you were planning on putting your ballot in the mail, make other plans, because that window has closed, my friend. I speak from a place of knowledge: my son voted by mail from his school in Georgia. He mailed his ballot on October 19, last Monday. It did not arrive in Harris County until yesterday, one week later. Before this administration hobbled the post office, mail took about three days. Fuck, the Pony Express delivered mail from Missouri to California in less than 10 days.

My point is that if you put that ballot in the mail today, there’s no guarantee that your vote will arrive before Election Day and there is a good chance it will be thrown out.

We CAN fix some of these problems that the Republicans have saddled us with through their court-packing, gerrymandering, and voter suppression, but it’s going to take an overwhelming number of us getting out there and voting ON OR BEFORE Election Day. We can’t let this election be close, we can’t allow there to be any doubt, we can’t allow their judges even a sliver of room to steal this election, because they will. I know it’s scary to vote in person with this virus running rampant out there, but it is the only guarantee that we have against a party that will do absolutely anything to maintain control.

Let’s do this thing.


In Water is Wet news: White men still dominate the ranks of TV executives according to a recent study. UNRELATED, I AM SURE: 20% of women and 10% of men who work in Hollywood report that they have been sexually assaulted at work. Alarmingly, 1 in 20 women in the survey claims they’ve been assaulted in the past year. Good lord.

Melissa Francis, a Fox News reporter, has been off the air since early October after bringing a complaint about pay disparity. That sounds about right.

Sex cult leader and subject of The Vow and Seduced (which is a quite good docuseries on the NXIVM cult, by the way, and an interesting companion to The Vow) Keith Raniere insists he’s innocent, but a federal judge is unconvinced and denied him a new trial. BOOHOO.

That asshole Prince Andrew thinks he will rejoin the monarchy and resume public duties. UH, READ THE ROOM, BRO.

Matthew McConaughey reveals in his new memoir that he was sexually abused as a teenager, and blackmailed into having unwanted sex.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sued by a woman accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was 13.

“What is wrong with these men and their penises?” [Julia] Louis-Dreyfus says now, indignantly, about the recent news. “Can they not keep their penises in their pants? It is the strangest phenomenon. And you know, it’s not the first time it’s happened—clearly not, because there was a scene about it in Seinfeld 25 years ago! And Elaine was as baffled and repulsed by it then, as we are now.” Girl, preach.

Going Viral

231,000 Americans are dead from COVID-19 and President Contagion is out here tweeting that news coverage of the virus should be illegal.

Meanwhile, today:

No chance we’re getting another relief package before Election Day because Mitch McConnell is a fucking ghoul.

How did I forget to cover this INSANE story yesterday? According to The Wall Street Journal, that lunatic Michael Caputo had a plan to vaccinate mall Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and Elves as “essential workers,” as part of the HHS’s plan to “defeat despair.” Or something.

Rob Brown, a video producer at Fox News, has died of COVID-19.

CBS has had to cut their episode orders this season, from 22 to somewhere around 16-18.

This is an interesting piece about how the virus has impacted older actors in particular.

Slutcracker: The Movie will be released on VOD because of the pandemic, and no, I did not make up that title. Apparently, this is a burlesque show that has been performing for 13 years now.

Los Angeles County has given some suggestions for how people handle the holidays:

To prevent future spread of COVID-19, Davis reminded Angelenos that it is best to celebrate at home with your household. However, if you are going to host or attend a private gathering, it must adhere to the following protocols:

-Held outdoors with physical distancing between households

-Limited to 3 households, including the host and all guests

-Cloth face coverings being worn when not eating or drinking

-Food served in single-serve disposable containers

-Last for two hours or less

It’s going to be a rough holiday season, guys. Please be careful.

All Other TV News

Here’s your new Batwoman:

You know what was a good show that could be rebooted? Northern Exposure.


A couple of Californian billionaires are having a fight over a sculpture that has escalated to the point where one is blasting the theme song of Gilligan’s Island at the other at all times of night and day.

Congratulations, Blake and Gwen.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Midnight Sky will premiere on Netflix on December 23.

  • Saved by the Bell will premiere on Peacock on November 25.

  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation will return on MTV on November 19.

  • Crazy, Not Insane will debut on HBO Max on November 18.

  • Rose Island will debut on Netflix on December 9.

  • Empires of New York will debut on CNBC on November 29.

  • Wayne will premiere on Amazon on November 6.

  • Doug Unplugs will debut on Apple TV+ on November 13.


Prince Azim, Film producer and son of the Sultan of Brunei


This Is Us: Happy 40th, Pearsons! Two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine: Sarah Cooper is the comedian who went viral lip-syncing Donald Trump. She now has her own Netflix special covering politics and race with an assist from a few famous friends, including Megan Thee Stallion, Helen Mirren, Aubrey Plaza, Ben Stiller, Connie Chung, Danielle Brooks, Eddie Pepitone, Jane Lynch, Jonathan Van Ness, Jordan Black, Marcella Arguello, Maya Rudolph, Tommy Davidson, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, and Marisa Tomei. Premiere. Netflix

The Price Is Right At Night: Nighttime Plinko! 7 p.m., CBS

Let’s Make a Deal Primetime: Also, nighttime zonks! 8 p.m., CBS

The Soul of America: A documentary based on John Meacham’s book of the same title, which explores some of America’s greatest struggles, including the suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Frontline: “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden.” I watched this same Frontline back in 2016 when it was about Trump and Clinton and came away feeling very smug and confident that everything was going to be just fine under President Clinton. I understand this makes me very superstitious, but there is no way I’m watching this year. 8 p.m., PBS

The Bachelorette: SHIT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN. 7 p.m., ABC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shawn Mendes, Tig Notaro
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Natalie Portman, Cindy McCain
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Billy Porter, David Byrne, Kane Brown
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Anne Hathaway, H.E.R.
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Conan: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: Wynonna Judd, Diplo

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelorette
The Conners
CBS The Price Is Right
Let’s Make a Deal
The FBI Declassified
CW Swamp Thing
Tell Me a Story
FOX Cosmos: Possible Worlds
NBC The Voice
This Is Us
This Is Us

Leave a Reply