Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

Morgan had his pet causes. What he didn’t have — and “Shooting Straight” makes the point clear — was a sweeping worldview that could animate “Piers Morgan Live.” His MSNBC competitor in the 9 p.m. slot, Rachel Maddow, has just such a worldview, one that delivers predictable and edgy harangues against right-wing America in just about each episode. And the former 9 p.m. tenant at Fox News, Sean Hannity, has a worldview and absolutely nothing else. (Hannity moved to 10 p.m. last fall). On nights when there wasn’t big news happening, those ideological folks will always have a core, faithful set of viewers that any CNN competitor will have to win over one by one…

As for general unpleasantness, there’s an anecdote from “Shooting Straight” when Morgan encounters Cameron Diaz at a party. After Diaz tells Morgan she’ll come on his show once she has “something serious and intelligent to talk about,” Morgan replies “The ‘Something About Mary’ sequel? At which point I felt a sharply pointed shoe connect with my ankle.” And there’s the time he called Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt “an unbelievably stupid man” on air. Essential Morgan biographical moments.

There are a couple of problems with being a jerk. Given the absence of a coherent worldview on Morgan’s show, the allure defaults to the host and his personality. If that personality isn’t compelling, people probably won’t tune in. And bookings get harder to pull off, too. How many displays of rudeness could Morgan propagate till celebrities and politicians start saying no, thanks?

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Limbaugh told his listeners on Monday that the network is chalking up the show’s demise to two things: “A, imported Brit. B, he wouldn’t let go of the Second Amendment and Americans love their guns and they don’t like Piers, and Piers is gone.”

But that’s “bogus,” said Limbaugh, who also knocked Morgan as a “a not particularly nice-sounding Brit.”

“The New York Times has a story today and they’re blaming his accent as the reason he failed to connect with Americans, his British accent. That’s bogus,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript. “The American people are suckers for British accents. The American people think a British accent sounds brilliant and intelligent and worldly and sophisticated. He couldn’t even pull that off.”

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Sunday night, after David Carr broke the news that Piers Morgan would be ending his CNN show, I searched Twitter to find how his fans were taking it. This was a mistake. Really, who was a Piers Morgan fan? Have you ever met one?…

Morgan was the beneficiary of a curious American habit. We assign 20 extra IQ points to anyone who speaks with a British accent, redistributing them from the people who speak with Southern accents. This was what led people, like Alec Baldwin, to assume that Martin Bashir “might help get MSNBC to a higher place,” and why every B-movie producer has assumed he could elevate the material by casting Malcolm McDowell or Ben Kingsley. That way lies madness—that way lies Thunderbirds and Piers Morgan Live…

The Clinton interview was instructive, because the host’s approach varies (present tense, as CNN plans to keep him on in some capacity) depending on how much power his subject wields. If Morgan likes the subject, or is honored to have him on, he asks friendly questions and maybe gets a fresh on-air response to the controversy of the day. This was generally Morgan’s approach with Sen. John McCain, who made it on the show, on average, every few months. “We’ve got footage of you when you went to the Ukraine,” said Morgan in his latest McCain sit-down. “What kind of country is it?” This was a follow-up question about breaking news.

When Morgan grabs another sort of guest—a weaker, freakier guest—he’s a wholly different interviewer. He pounces. He interrupts. He calls the subject “gutless” or “an idiot” if they can’t take his grilling. One of the (many!) problems here, as Zack Beauchamp wrote, is that Morgan’s righteous anger rises not when he’s failing to get a good answer, but when he’s being disrespected.

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Americans like a lively debate, but Morgan failed one basic rule: to debate the issue itself rather than make everything personal…

He has referred to me as everything from a “liar” and a “clown” and attacked the shape of my “weird pointy bushy eyebrows” that are deformed because of surgery that I had as a kid to remove a tumor. He has encouraged guests such as Alan Dershowitz to make such bizarrely false claims as the idea that my “conclusions are paid for and financed by the National Rifle Association” or that my work “is junk science at its worst. Paid for and financed by the National Rifle Association.”…

So why keep appearing on his show? I kept at it in part because of emails such as the one above. Morgan’s yelling was doing far more damage to himself than he did to his guests. And while Piers might have been doing 80 to 90 percent of the talking, such a diehard gun-control audience would possibly hear a couple of facts during my appearance that they had never heard before.

Support for gun control has been plummeting, reaching its lowest level since such poll questions began. Part of it is that Americans are realizing gun control doesn’t work and may actually make things worse. But Piers Morgan did his part too: Americans know that the better argument doesn’t require his behavior.

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Indeed, insofar as Morgan has made an impression on the country at all, his brief foray into American television appears to have served primarily to extend the territory in which he has thus far rendered himself unpopular. Back in the old country, Morgan’s name is synonymous with arrogance and with overreach, and he is known less for his interviewing skills and show-business acumen than for allegedly hacking the telephones of celebrities; for retaliating against even minor criticism by siccing paparazzi on the speaker; for having published “calculated and malicious” fake photographs of British soldiers abusing prisoners; and for considering nothing whatsoever to be more sacred than his insatiable ambition. The definition of “countryside,” Stephen Fry once quipped on the BBC, is “to kill Piers Morgan.” The audience roared. Americans are merely coming late to a story at which the Brits have been rolling their eyes for years.

Being a left-of-center television host is both extraordinarily difficult and extraordinarily easy. It is difficult in that the sheer number of people lining up to fill the void makes sharp elbows, a grasp of media politics, and a reasonably large ego necessary for one to secure the job in the first instance; it is easy in that, in order to succeed, one really just has to be moderately winsome, to sense which questions to ask, and to intuit when to shut up. Given that Morgan is an obviously repugnant personality, that he willfully fails to grapple with the topics at hand, and that he is physically incapable of allowing a guest to upstage him, he was always going to have his work cut out.

In some sense, he always did. Confused as to why people weren’t laughing at his ill-timed joke on the television series, Have I Got News for You, Morgan complained in 1996 that “last week Eddie Izzard said it and everyone roared with laughter as if it was hilarious.” “Yes,” the satirist Ian Hislop retorted, but “people like him.”

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Via the Washington Free Beacon.

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B9!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Send him back.

Can we send Obama back to Indonesia or Kenya too?

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Second?

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

If he isn’t crazy enough for MSLSD then P-BS just may quota-hire him….

viking01 on February 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Hello?

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

As an alien, I can tell you it pays to be nice when you’re living among the “natives,” or ‘making a living’ among same natives …

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

At last, a QOTD about nothing.

de rigueur on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Limbaugh told his listeners on Monday that the network is chalking up the show’s demise to two things: “A, imported Brit. B, he wouldn’t let go of the Second Amendment and Americans love their guns and they don’t like Piers, and Piers is gone.”

But that’s “bogus,” said Limbaugh, who also knocked Morgan as a “a not particularly nice-sounding Brit.”

America loves Stuart Varney.

RickB on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

….the Purse!

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Better than you deserve Limey. Volume up.

Bmore on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

RickB on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Exactly!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I understand that it’s a more mature, thoughtful crowd populating QOTD on the weeknights. True?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Tomorrow I’ll be at a campaign stop for the next governor of Texas.

My fellow Hot Arians: Is there a pithy message that y’all would like me to relay to Greg Abbot-tproviding that I get a chance to say hello to him?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Calling all Rude Buffoons who post off-topic and vid links!

Oh, and bluegrass RN who objects…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Guffaw! Snort! giggle! *doubles over in laughter*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I’m here, so the answer would be no. Good to see you!

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

As an alien, I can tell you it pays to be nice when you’re living among the “natives,” or ‘making a living’ among same natives …

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

yeah, well that’s nice…because Predator will be along
shortly to do battle with you!

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I understand that it’s a more mature, thoughtful crowd populating QOTD on the weeknights. True?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

…ok…I’ll quit lurking……….and leave!

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Hi Twerp, Bmore!

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

He was a boring, slobbering, idiotic liberal that sat in condemnation of thing in a country of which he isn’t even a citizen (as far as I know). The fact that he lasted as long as he did is just testament to the stupidity of the CNN execs.

Diluculo on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Guffaw! Snort! giggle! *doubles over in laughter*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

OK, maybe not the mature sort.

Calling all Rude Buffoons who post off-topic and vid links!

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Is it necessary to be rude and/or a buffoon to play along?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

hiya!
i have appointed myself HA’s unofficial Lubbock Representative .

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I wonder if he will do jail time in the UK..? Must have been his “incoherent world view”…

d1carter on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

yeah, well that’s nice…because Predator will be along
shortly to do battle with you!

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

You must have missed our meeting. We ate humans. It was fun.

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Is it necessary to be rude and/or a buffoon to play along?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Be what ever you want to be…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Where is Sophie(Resist We Much)? Her blog has still not been updated since December. Anyone have any information???

Meat Fighter on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I’m here, so the answer would be no. Good to see you!

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Good evening, to the one whom they call “Ken.”

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Tomorrow I’ll be at a campaign stop for the next governor of Texas.

My fellow Hot Arians: Is there a pithy message that y’all would like me to relay to Greg Abbot-tproviding that I get a chance to say hello to him?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Ask him how he feels about progressives in Texas (or anywhere else) and what he intends to do to stop the spread of the progressive disease in the last bastion of freedom in the USA…while it’s still the USA that is.

Diluculo on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Be what ever you want to be…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

But one should not be “squishy.”

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Diluculo on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

That’s not pithy.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I understand that it’s a more mature, thoughtful crowd populating QOTD on the weeknights. True?
Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

True

kcewa on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

So you think that you’re funny-like a clown.
Allow me to introduce you to my army made up of Humboldt squid and Box Jellies.
*eeeevil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Great tune, darlin’

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i have appointed myself HA’s unofficial Lubbock Representative .

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Outstanding!!!

DVR’ed the Blacklist. BBL!

KCB on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Meat Fighter on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

A few of us messaged her.
Crickets.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Morgan;

I am the ultimate product of an infinitely superior culture. Why aren’t you worshiping me and forcing the changes in your tawdry, violent, borderline barbaric culture that will make it perfect like mine?

That line didn’t play well when Michael Rennie as Klaatu pushed it (also with a British accent) in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, not the POS remake with Keanu Reeves).

What made Morgan think someone way less photogenic than Rennie could sell it? Not to mention the fact that unlike Klaatu, we know what his “superior culture” is like, and most Britons don’t like the way it’s being run nowadays. And of course, they’d like to tar and feather Morgan themselves.

Morgan tried to run a Howard Beale act, and CNN thought it was cool. Trouble is, their viewers didn’t, except for a hard core of leftist kooks. Their ratings went into the basement as a result.

As with Howard, Morgan’s employers concluded that he was an expensive luxury. He’s probably lucky they didn’t decide to “terminate” his on-air tenure the same way.

/I’m surprised they didn’t try it, as it would have been great anti-gun propaganda.

clear ether

eon

eon on February 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Varney’s take down-on SV&Co-of Morgan today was EPIC!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Ratso wants to drop some acid while he listens to Floyd…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Thank you, OC! Bmore started the night off well, I must admit

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Evening All

Newtie………Is the song dedicated to your DS? Seriously, how is he doing?

I hope Megyn got a good chuckle over the Piers Morgan news

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I understand that it’s a more mature, thoughtful crowd populating QOTD on the weeknights. True?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Yes, it is true. Now STFU.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

You ever dream about just beating the shite out of them? Call it a day?

I do.

Almost every damned day.

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Why yes, yes it is, CL! How did you guess? :P

He’s doing well–I just changed his ice pack and he didn’t bat an eye. His next pain pill is in about 45 minutes–then he can go to bed.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

He has referred to me as everything from a “liar” and a “clown” and attacked the shape of my “weird pointy bushy eyebrows” that are deformed because of surgery that I had as a kid to remove a tumor.

I read this and knew the writer was John Lott, though I meet him fifteen years ago. Lott is a great guy despite the shape of his eyebrows. Pierce is a petty nasty man for making this an issue.

thuja on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

A few of us messaged her.
Crickets.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Thanks.

She was so active on here and her blog. She never really gave any clues that she was too immersed and needed a break, she seemed very level headed, which makes the sudden absence odd.

Meat Fighter on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Thanks.

She was so active on here and her blog. She never really gave any clues that she was too immersed and needed a break, she seemed very level headed, which makes the sudden absence odd.

Meat Fighter on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I think she may have suddenly died…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

OMG OC, I pray that is not the case.

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

ratso wants to drop some acid while he listens to Floyd… OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11

Start dark side of the moon, with the Wall press play at the 3rd MGM lion roar.

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

OC!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

He has to keep an icepack on it 24/7? When does he get weened off the pain pills and most importantly, when does he go back to dr for the checkup?

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I will miss the Brit. He will likely be replaced by someone more capable of promoting the leftist cause.

faraway on February 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I read this and knew the writer was John Lott, though I meet him fifteen years ago. Lott is a great guy despite the shape of his eyebrows. Pierce is a petty nasty man for making this an issue.

thuja on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

You know who else is a petty, nasty man? Just about every democrat still living. Including Hillary Clinton.

Lanceman on February 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

OMG OC, I pray that is not the case.

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Me too, but I cannot think what else is keeping her away…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

She killed Axe and fled to Australia.

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Ice for 20 minutes every hour while he’s awake; pain pills for up to five days (we’ll be trying “as needed” in another day or so), follow-up in about 7-10 days.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Evening All

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Good evening — ogenki desu ka?

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I think she may have suddenly died…
OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I hope not, it was sad enough to learning earlier this month of Ladysmith CulchaVulcha’s passing.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

The weight of her lawbooks brought the plane down.

Now she’s stuck on a island with Tom Hanks.

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 PM

‘Never in the field of TV conflict has so little been owed by so few to so few.’

KirknBurker on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Alpha, Mike, Foxtrot, you sodding Poome

HBowmanMD on February 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM

The snotty guy was madly in love with this (the “perfect body” of this).

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

So you think that you’re funny-like a clown.
Allow me to introduce you to my army made up of Humboldt squid and Box Jellies.
*eeeevil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Would it be considered poking the hornet’s nest with a short stick if I were to suggest that you’re annoying, like a twerp? I’m not familiar with your customs, so I’m asking.

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I wouldn’t use the word “short” if’n I were you…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Gregg Allman – Midnight Rider
Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Haven’t heard that in years, thanks.
“I got one more silver dollah”

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM

CL, I’m sorry I missed you earlier–took a nap…I’ll be calling it early tonight and trying to get my sleep schedule (such as it is) back on a somewhat normal footing.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

well-since I’ve mentioned that my minions are sea creatures that have a habit of doing toxic things to humans… well it probably wouldn’t be the wisest choice.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I think she may have suddenly died…
OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I hope not, it was sad enough to learning earlier this month of Ladysmith CulchaVulcha’s passing.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I will not believe that, until I get confirmation, which
I have not seen yet.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM

It was also used in “Walking Tall” with The Rock ;)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I will not believe that, until I get confirmation, which
I have not seen yet.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

You mean re: Lady?

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Would it be considered poking the hornet’s nest with a short stick if I were to suggest that you’re annoying, like a twerp? I’m not familiar with your customs, so I’m asking.

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Um, we don’t bad-mouth Antwerp here.

Lanceman on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

He means Sophie.
OC suggested that theres a worst case scenario that explains why she’s been MIA.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 PM

well-since I’ve mentioned that my minions are sea creatures that have a habit of doing toxic things to humans… well it probably wouldn’t be the wisest choice.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I could see where that might present a problem — if I were human …
.
I used to have minions once. I ate them.

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 PM

It was also used in “Walking Tall” with The Rock ;)
Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Never saw that, I just remember the song from the 70′s when there was an explosion of good Southern rock.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 PM

will not believe that, until I get confirmation, which I have not seen yet. ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

How would you expect that to occur?

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

that was going to be the next question….did you get any sleep :) Good idea. I hope you tucked in Mom too.

LOL ALIEN…..(waving)…hey I’m just trying to remember negi maki :)

ALT…are u still in cosmetics?

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Tomorrow I’ll be at a campaign stop for the next governor of Texas.

My fellow Hot Arians: Is there a pithy message that y’all would like me to relay to Greg Abbot-tproviding that I get a chance to say hello to him?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Don’t say anything Joe Biden might say.

bw222 on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I will not believe that, until I get confirmation, which
I have not seen yet.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Sorry Todd, I think both may have died…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Here you go Newtie:

Jethro Tull-Teacher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoI8meVAySE

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Um, we don’t bad-mouth Antwerp here.

Lanceman on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Yes, the force is strong with this one. She seems popular. And she is learning the ways of the corporate universe.

Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

I hope you National Rifle Association types are all PROUD of yourselves … for running off a fine piece of ‘gentile’ humanity as Pierce Morgan.
.
I know I am ! . . . : )

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

You mean re: Lady?

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Yes. She was one of my favorites.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Southern rock ROCKS!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Can you believe that arrogant piece of work actually tweeted that he’s “not done with the NRA.”

CoffeeLover on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 PM

He means Sophie.
OC suggested that theres a worst case scenario that explains why she’s been MIA.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Thanks for splanin to me, ALT! Yeah, I miss Sophie’s blog updates, too. Hopefully she drop in these parts soon.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 PM

America loves Stuart Varney.

RickB on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Varney’s take down-on SV&Co-of Morgan today was EPIC!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

And they say us rubes don’t like the Brits.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Sorry Todd, I think both may have died…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Dude, you’re really bringing me down…

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Tomorrow I’ll be at a campaign stop for the next governor of Texas.

My fellow Hot Arians: Is there a pithy message that y’all would like me to relay to Greg Abbot-tproviding that I get a chance to say hello to him?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

.
Don’t say anything Joe Biden might say.

bw222 on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

.
Does QOTD ever have a “thread winner”?

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Sorry Todd, I think both may have died…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

And since Flora’s not in the best of health, it would be nice if she had someone to tell us if something bad should happen which I don’t wanna think about.

Lanceman on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

, the force is strong with this one. She seems popular. And she is learning the ways of the corporate universe. Alien on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

We put up with her.

wolly4321 on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Dude, you’re really bringing me down…

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Don’t mean to, I love them both…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

[HTML, copy/paste, /HTML, THEN respond... :o ]

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Sorry, here it is “There are two GGs in “bugger off”"

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

You mean re: Lady?

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Yes. She was one of my favorites.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Ah, you were talking about Lady C. I think OC or somebody has the skinny on her saying she had a fatal illness. Would be nice if it weren’t so, bur that’s what I’d heard. She was one of my fave play partners at HA, too.

whatcat on February 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM

David Frost was OK…and then there were the Founding Fathers, before the War… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

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