Oh, great, now Texas is driving President Grifter’s stupid train.

It’s Wednesday and you should celebrate every victory, no matter how small, like this pony:

Political Crap

What foolishness do we have in store for today?

17 states have filed an amicus brief to Ken Paxton’s desperate plea for a pardon lawsuit on behalf of the state of Texas against four other states because they don’t like the fact that those states voted for Joe Biden.

Yeah, we don’t get to tell other states how they vote, just as I am certain Texans would have … feelings if California decided to sue us over our voting laws.

Additionally, a bunch of Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate has filed an amicus brief of their own to this lawsuit, each more desperate to prove himself more loyal to President Circling the Drain than the next. This will go nowhere, but in the meantime, we are going to have to listen to a lot of very dumb hot takes on the possibility of this nonsense overturning the election.

And one of the reasons I think this is a go-nowhere nonsense suit: yesterday, the Supreme Court threw out the Pennsylvania case where GOP legislators claimed that the law they unanimously passed to allow mail-in balloting was illegal and that the Court should throw out millions of valid ballots and allow them — the idiots who couldn’t be trusted to write a proper election bill — to choose the state’s electors. The Supreme Court thought this was an incredibly stupid case and refused to hear it. Ken Paxton’s case? Even stupider.

And last night, the Nevada Supreme Court threw out a case aiming to throw out Biden’s win.

It’s over, but neither President Delusional nor his GOP enablers nor his voters are willing to accept it, and we are setting up a potentially very dangerous situation. True story: this morning, thanks to a VERY confused Facebook algorithm, this ad showed up in my feed:

This isn’t funny, this is dangerous. This is a threat. And all of this noise is escalating and I worry about where we will be in 40+ days when Joe Biden is sworn in and their fantasies of overturning a valid election fail to materialize.

Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden continues to move forward. He officially announced Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as his nominee for Secretary of Defense (though there is some consternation over the nomination) and as his Secretary of HUD.

Going Viral

Yesterday, depending on your source, 2,597 Americans or 2,950 Americans died of COVID-19. And we’re running out of ICU beds. Here in Houston, site of the world’s biggest medical center, we are at 86% hospital capacity and 91% of ICU capacity. Stay safe out there.

Canada just approved the Pfizer vaccine and will be distributing it beginning next week. The U.S. is still reviewing the vaccine but the approval could come as early as later in the week.

In response to the news that the White House passed in the summer on Pfizer’s offer for more vaccines, President Comorbidity signed an Executive Order that said Pfizer has to give us all of the vaccines that they make here in the States or something. When asked about it, the chief science adviser for “Operation Warp Speed” Dr. Moncef Slaoui was all: “I dunno.”


It also means some 2+ million people would die, but sure.

In Idaho, a County Commissioner had to leave a vote on a mask mandate when anti-vaxxers surrounded her home where her 12-year-old son was alone. The protestors also surrounded the Central District Health office and another board member’s home. PEOPLE NEED TO CHILL.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has tested positive.

Sex monster and my new favorite person, Melissa Carone, says she won’t quarantine after being exposed to disease vector Rudy Guiliani and honestly, did you expect anything less?

The Ohio State-Michigan game had to be canceled because at least 40 players have been exposed to the virus.

CBS All Access’ The Stand will show the apocalyptic flu in flashbacks rather than tell the story in the original linear fashion, thereby not putting so much focus on the pandemic. This is either genius, as we all have pandemic exhaustion by now OR it’s a huge mistake, as the popularity of Contagion this year suggests. We’ll see!

All Other TV News

Lori Loughlin’s obnoxious daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, went on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook Live show Red Table Talk to sorta apologize but mostly to demand that no one punish her for participating in a college scam. Jada’s mother, “Gammy” who is also a panelist on the show, WAS NOT INTERESTED and made it known before the interview: “You know, I fought it tooth and nail. I just found it really ironic that she chose three Black women to reach out to for her redemption story. I feel like here we are, [a] white woman coming to Black women for support when we don’t get the same from them. It’s just, it’s bothersome to me on so many levels. Her being here is the epitome of white privilege to me. It’s not our responsibility to raise her consciousness.”

Gammy is my new hero.

Google has revealed its top 10 trending TV shows and …

  1. Tiger King
  2. Cobra Kai
  3. Ozark
  4. The Umbrella Academy
  5. The Queen’s Gambit
  6. Little Fires Everywhere
  7. Outer Banks
  8. Ratched
  9. All American
  10. The Last Dance

All American? For real? HUH.

Everything is TV now.

CBS This Morning could move into the former studio for MTV’s TRL in Times Square.

Steven Soderbergh and producers Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins will produce the Academy Awards next year — which, OK, but why is Soderbergh dressed as the fifth member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in his official headshot?

AMC’s streaming service UMC is going to rebrand as ALLBLK in January.

CBS All Access is adding more Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content which begs the question why they hadn’t already? (I’m sure it’s because of some contractual issues, but if you’re going to compete against Disney+ and Netflix Jr., you need to pull out all the big guns.)

Fox News will be launching Fox Weather soon. All weather maps will be marked by Sharpie.

Supernatural had a reunion already, this time to raise money for superfan Stacey Abrams’ organization Fair Fight Action.

My childhood has officially been ruined:

Ah look, a woman being reasonable and understanding in the same situation where a man threw a tantrum. YES, I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN.

After years of refusing to negotiate with Netflix about playing their movies in their theaters, movie theater companies are going to have to rethink everything and maybe start being a little nicer to the streamer thanks to Warner Brothers’ move. This is an interesting article outlining all of the issues in the ongoing wars between theaters and streamers.

Rutgers University filled its basketball stands with cutouts of Sopranos characters, God bless them. Bonus: James Gandolfini was an alum.

~blink … blink~

We have a first look picture of The CW’s Superman and SPOILER ALERT! He looks like Superman.

This ad will give you nightmares. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Not TV-related, but the Bad Sex in Fiction Award has been canceled this year because 2020 has been bad enough.



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • History of Swear Words will premiere on Netflix on January 5.
  • Cobra Kai returns for season three on Netflix in January.
  • Ariana Grande’s excuse me, i love you will premiere on Netflix on December 21.

  • Riverdale returns on The CW on January 20.
  • Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta will return on WE tv on January 7.
  • Headspace Guide to Meditation will debut on Netflix on January 1.
  • Gabby’s Dollhouse will debut on Netflix Jr. on January 5.
  • Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse will air on Sky One and NOW TV on December 24.


Ron Gilbert, Producer behind shows like Get Smart, East Side, West Side and movies like Straw Dogs and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Paul Phillips, Broadway stage manager

Harold Budd, Avant-garde ambient music artist


Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Musical!: Matthew Morrison is here to finish the job that Jim Carrey started. 7 p.m., NBC

The Great Holiday Light Fight: We need all the over-the-top Christmas decorations we can get our hands on this year. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Alabama Snake: This documentary looks into the Pentecostal snake-handling churches of Alabama and I am HERE FOR IT. 8 p.m., HBO

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Sophie Cookson stars as Christine Keeler, a beautiful English model, and showgirl who found herself at the center of a sex scandal involving jazz clubs, the MI5, and the Soviets back in the 1960s. Series premiere. HBO Max

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jon Hamm, Meghan Trainor, Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Aubrey Plaza, Natalie Palamides, Kaz Rodriguez
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rachel Maddow, Megan Thee Stallion
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Dornan, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Keegan-Michael Key, Isla Fisher, Ingrid Andress
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: Andrew Rannells
  • Watch What Happens Live: Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight
For Life
CBS The Amazing Race
CW Devils
The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020
FOX The Masked Singer
I Can See Your Voice
NBC Dr. Seuss’ Grinch The Musical!

One thought on “Oh, great, now Texas is driving President Grifter’s stupid train.

  1. OK, we already knew Stacy Abrams was awesome because she loved Buffy. Now Supernatural?!? Awesome off the charts! Same for Jared, Jensen & Co. for supporting her.

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