Whoops — “potatoes.” I was having a Dan Quayle moment there.
I’m addicted. There, I said it. There are two television programs I can’t avoid. “Two & 1/2 People” is one show, and WMUR’S “CloseUp” is the other. If you call me when those shows are on, you’ll go to voicebox. Guaranteed. I don’t even screen my calls then. I just switch off the ringer.
For that one hour of TV weekly, I subscribe to cable. Otherwise, picking up used DVDs or VHS tapes for $1.00 at Goodwill or Salvation Army Stores would fill my entertainment life.
This Sunday’s WMUR CloseUp had Bill O’Brien on it. He talked about Anne Kuster going to Washington and “losing her New Hampshire values.” She didn’t pay some bills on time, like many of us because of the economy that we inherited from eight years of the Dick Cheney-George W. Bush administration, and he attacks her on that.
He’s thinking of running against her. My goodness.
Neat distraction from the real issues. Republican right-wingers and Tea Partiers are good at that technique.
As if Bill O’Brien’s votes have fulfilled New Hampshire values of equality for all of our residents, quality education, caring for our children and our seniors and needy, and planning for our future.
Another topic on CloseUp was about the legislative bill working itself through the State House adopting potatoes. I think that’s fine, and if I was there and I was the 401st House member or the 25th State Senator I’d vote “yea.”
Potatoes are good. They never hurt anyone. If you don’t add lots of oil or butter on them they’re quite healthy. They’re from the ground. Like carrots, they have to be dug up to find them so they provide good exercise for human beings or other animals like bunnies and cats and dogs.
And potatoes helped defeat the Republicans in 1992 because they couldn’t spell, and that reminded the American people that we needed leaders who had gone to school and had education.
My votes are for Anne Kuster and potatoes. There, I’ve done my venting for another week. And I can now look forward to Thursday night’s Two & 1/2 People. If I’m not here at 8:30 PM I’ll tape it on my VHS VCR — which I can figure out: even though the little timer light still blinks like crazy, it doesn’t have all the buttons that my DVD recorder has.