Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Take that, Rick Perry

I'm glad that the Federal judge declared parts of the new Texas anti-abortion law unconstitutional. It's a relief that he did this in time to prevent so many clinics getting closed down in the state. I mean, of course the case is going to be appealed, and it could go up to the Supreme Court, but for now it's good to have a victory and for Texas women to still have access not only to abortions but also just basic health services at Planned Parenthood clinics. That's what the idiot Republicans like Rick Perry refuse to acknowledge, that it's not just about late-term abortions; it's about access to the early-term abortions as well as basic women's health. Jackasses.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Encyclopedia Brown

Ooh, an Encyclopedia Brown movie is in the works! I look forward to seeing it. I loved those books, and it'll be good to see Sally Kimball fighting off the bullies. I hope that it will be geared to nostalgic adults as well as kids, and that it won't turn into something awful like the Chipmunk movies or the Smurf movies.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I hate elections

On Friday I was annoyed to see a few protesters near the highway with "Impeach Obama" signs. So sickening. There are local elections this November, where voters will have to show ID under the new law. I hate it, and I hope the court will strike down the law before the 2014 elections. Wendy Davis needs all the help she can get.

There was a good post on Daily Kos about not bashing Texas and it provides some good links about turning Texas blue. It really destroys the morale if all you hear from liberals is "Secede already" and not "We have your back."

It's just like the government shutdown and the debt ceiling fight. The Republicans make these threats and demands every few weeks it seems, and it's really depressing that we can't have a functioning government. I really hope this gets resolved soon, or a lot of furloughed federal employees are going to have a terrible Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall TV dramas

Well it's October already and the new TV season is underway. I'm glad that the CW finally announced the air dates for Nikita's last season. It will certainly give me something to watch during the holidays.

As for shows that are on the air now, I've been disappointed. The premise of Sleepy Hollow is rather ridiculous, and as a non-Christian, the storyline about the Bible and the Apocalypse is non-appealing. But I watched because John Cho was in the pilot, and the promos for the show made Tom Mison look appealing. I have a weakness for British men. Once I saw the show itself, though, he had little effect on me; he's got a nice accent, but not half as alluring as I thought. Still, Lyndie Greenwood from Nikita is in it, and it turned out that John Cho's character came back to life. The lead actress is good too, and there's a sort of campy fun to the show, when it's not trying to be scary. I guess I will stick with it, and it can be my replacement for Grimm. I'll miss Monroe and Rosalie, but the neverending amnesia plot and Renard's royal conspiracy that never ever reveals any secrets whatsoever have turned me off the show permanently.