Rosie the Genius

Yesterday at work I walked past a TV in the cafe and saw the show “The View” was on. It occurred to me to blog a thought on it but I let the thought pass. I was going to say that such a show is a bad idea. It is supposed to be friends having interesting discussions. But how often do you have interesting discussions with your friends? If you’re like me, we hit a good one once a week or so. Not every day. So “The View” means that these people have to work really hard at having an interesting discussion every stinking day.

The result is not brilliant and witty dialogue, it is something that passes for that because the network wants us to think it is brilliant and witty. It is fake. It is a pretense of friendship and intimacy but it isn’t.

So what prompted me to blog on this show after all? Well, you’ve read the title so you know what’s coming. Rosie O’Donnell has once again inserted her foot into her overly large mouth in a public arena. I’ve commented on her previous foibles here. This time she said “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state.”

Her co-hosts were a bit shocked and said something to the effect that the Christians aren’t trying to kill us. True enough, we’re not. As a matter of fact, we’d rather die for our faith than kill for it. But let’s back off for a second and see what she’s saying. First of all, we know what “radical Islam” is, it is suicide bombers and terrorists. These are people who have killed thousands for their cause. They flew airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They strap bombs to themselves and walk into cafes and blow themselves up.

But what is “radical Christianity”? I’m not sure what she means by that term. Perhaps a bit more context would help. She added “We’re a democracy here.” So is her view that somehow “radical Christianity” is a threat to democracy? I can’t imagine how. And if she is referring to our more politically motivated brothers and sisters in the faith, she may feel intimidated by their anti-gay-marriage politics but that is scarcely “as dangerous” as people committing acts of terrorism!

I fear Rosie might be losing it. Originally, I thought she was just making outrageous statements because she was ill-prepared to speak when asked. Now she seems to be doing this kind of thing on purpose.

But then again, to prove my original point, Rosie’s co-hostess Barbara Walters claims her dog spoke to her.

This isn’t brilliant and witty conversation. It is stilted and phony dialogue between talking heads. Turn off your TV and meet a friend at Starbucks for a cup of coffee and have a real discussion.

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  • which just shows that Rosie is unthinking or reflective in EVERY area of her life ….

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