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27 September 2005 @ 09:45 pm
Commander in Chief  
Well, isn't this interesting?

Mackenzie Allen, VP and isn't that little short-haired woman the same actress from An Unexpected Love? Wasn't her lover in that movie a woman named Mac?

Hmmmm...interesting.

This is an "about time" show. What I want to know is WHAT THE FUCK TOOK US SO LONG?

I mean, most of our current technology can be traced back to Star Trek. And yet, it's the year 2005 and this is the first television show that broaches the topic of a woman leading this country?

I'm sorry, folks. Pardon my fucking manners but WTF?

Well, I guess I should know better. After all, we are the same country who elected a vegetable to the presidency twice. I mean, it should be obvious to me that women are not qualified to run this country based on the stellar job the men are doing, right? After all it only took W three years to destroy the economic surplus, the unprecedented peace, and the wider embrace of freedom and diversity that Clinton carved out for us over eight years.

We are quickly proving to the world that we are the proverbial "big, dumb bully" they believe us to be.

Women have been ruling nations, kingdoms, and empires for thousands of years. But here, in the US, the only qualification that means a goddamn FUCK to anyone is that ridiculous piece of limp flesh and its two ugly and stupid cousins that hangs between the thighs of the male of the species.

Well, fuck that shit.

All right. I know there are people who read this LJ who are not American. If you are from a country that currently has or has had a female leader within the last fifty years, please let me know. I'm looking for a new homeland.

Shit.

One hour long episode and I'm already ready to emigrate. Of course, I've been ready to do that since W "My Initial Stands for 'What?'" Bush took office the first time.

So, pony up, my fair friends from Not-America! Tell me why I should choose your country as my new homeland!

And, in other news, tonight is the real SVU premiere. God only knows what I'm going to have to say about that.

After all, women can obviously be manipulative criminal masterminds but not leaders of the Free (or as free as we'd like you to believe) World.

And for the absolute WORST ADVERTISING CHOICE award, our winner tonight is the Christie Brinkley make-up ad that has Christie saying, and I quote, "I love being the age I am. I just don't want to look it."

Watch closely as feminist theory and progress throws itself into reverse while travelling at 90mph on the highway. It's a lovely crack up if you can get a good shot of it. ;)

Twoodles.

Erin

(yeah, I sign my real name when the Activist Alarm is blaring)
 
 
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Kathryn Erbe's biggest fan: Third Watch Bosco bandageaudragoren on September 28th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it, and Jason Wiles from third watch is going to be on 4 episodes Yay!
seftiri: Crunchseftiri on September 28th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
Oh I liked it too. I just want to know what took us so long to have this show?

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear during my thinly veiled...er...hardly veiled...or, all right, practically shouted anti-Bush Administration post, but I like the show. It's a long time coming.

And I love her ovaries to take the job even after so many people practically ordered her not to.

Kathryn Erbe's biggest fan: actress Diane/radience smilingaudragoren on September 28th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
no you made yourself very clear, I just wanted to simply say I liked it. lol
lostingeekdomlostingeekdom on September 28th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
If you are from a country that currently has or has had a female leader within the last fifty years, please let me know.

Sri Lanka - Sirimao Bandaranayke
Israel - Golda Meier
India - Indira Gandhi

These are the first ones. Don't know how many more since.
seftiri: ADA Novakseftiri on September 28th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
I did not know about Sri Lanka. Wow.

See, it really is possible to learn something new every day.

:D
deify_bd_wong on September 28th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Christie's just jealous because Billy Joel married a 23-year-old.
seftiri: All Smilesseftiri on September 28th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Silly woman. ;)
shayshaych_03 on September 28th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
there's always great britain - margaret thatcher and queen elizabeth.
Mystic Amethystmysticamethyst on September 28th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
Great Britain isn't all that good at the moment. I mean, we have Tony Blair as prime minister, and for all the use he is, he might as well go woof woof and follow Bush around on all fours.
seftiri: One Girl Armyseftiri on September 28th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I have to draw the line at Great Britain at the moment. I mean, as much as I love all things UK, it makes my heart sad to see the country that was once arguably the center of the universe following the USA around like it was on a leash (to further your dog metaphor).

Now, doesn't Ireland currently have or had recently a female president? And is Ireland involved with our illegal occupation of Iraq? I can't remember.
ralstralst on September 28th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately Britain's slide into lap-dog status to the US started with our only female prime minister, although Maggie was more of a rottweiler than a poodle. So having a female in charge is no guarantee of sanity, as amazing as that seems.

Leader of the Free World? I think whoever made up that term needs to be gifted with a dictionary and a few history and politics books... what a joke.

Eire had a female something, I can't recall if it was the president or prime minister (I believe they have both, I'm not sure). What about Germany? I was watching the results of the elections days ago, but when it came back looking like a tie I got a little bored and didn't bother to search the news for the latest update... so is there new chancellor(?) a male or female?

Oh, and Leslie Hope? I like her. Is this a continuing series and if so, is it worth downloading?
seftiri: Angerseftiri on October 3rd, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, hon!

First, yes, I too despise the "Leader of the Free World" monniker that everyone seems to chuck at us Americans. We are babies. Idiot babies compared to the cultures that have been around for thousands of years. How we ever got the name "Leader of the Free World" is beyond me, unless it somehow came with the atomic bomb. But it seems sick and sad and, well honestly, RUDE of us to accept that title or even use it for ourselves based solely on the fact that we have the bigger, better means of killing your (general you) populace.

Though I was born here and have never been outside of the country except for one trip to Mexico when I was six months old, I am not a very good American. I feel that our country has meddled in too many sovereign nation's affairs without being asked, that we have been an unprecedented bully, that we are overly confident and ridiculously pushy, that we are churning out the dumbest leaders in the known world, that we have our fucking priorities, both nationally and globally, all fucking wrong, and that we are currently engaged in an illegal occupation of a sovereign nation and should be getting our collective asses KICKED from here to next Tuesday by the international community.

Heh.

Anyway, Commander in Chief is a continuing series (so far, anyway. This is its first season and who knows if it will last or not under this current administration's cultural inability to accept anything not relating to white, straight, rich men and their political aspirations). I would say it's worth downloading simply for the insight into the socio-political trainwreck that is American executive branch politics. Let's just say that CiC is a lot less Rainbows and Butterflies than The West Wing.

/diatribe

LOL Hope that answered your question. LOL