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Obama’s numbers still to sink: Oprah’s end days result in a randy resurrection?

The longer OBAMA dithers on sending troops to Afghanistan, the more support for the war is eroding, this according to this morning’s Rasmussen polls. Is this a calculated plan or an unintended consequence? A month ago, 45% of those polled believed we could still win this war as opposed to 39% today.

Did the commie cabal in the White House know that this was likely to happen? Or is this another “lucky” break for them? If public support continues to fall off, it will make it easier for him to extracate us from this mess.

Or is it an indication that most Americans don’t trust him as a leader to manage and command a war – or a country?

His approval rating has been in minus double digits for the last 9 consecutive days;  at -13 today.

But we can still take heart: 24% of those polled say they watch Oprah, at least occasionally. (insert rolley eyed emoticon here, please.) And although she has tearfully announced to a likewise tearful audience that the end days are coming for her show, Oprah is in the works with HBO on a  really sexy series.

The writer of this hour long program for HARPO Films is the same gal who wrote Secretary, which starred James Spader and Meg Gyllenhaal. When I read this I had to laugh out loud as it was described as “the story of a boss-secretary relationship that veers into S&M.”

VEERS? if you’ve seen Secretary, you know it does not veer – it dive bombs into serious kink!

Oprah’s new HBO series pilot is about a woman who leaves her husband, kids and home in sunny suburban Santa Monica to embark on a voyage of self discovery and live out her fantasies (of the sexually dark and seedy kind) in a dark and seedy part of L.A. She disappears so abruptly that her family initially believes she’s been kidnapped or murdered… or both.

ahhhhhhhh…. interesting times.

Grab your barf bags before you click

If Bill Maher and Larry David haven’t given you reason to cancel HBO, this should:

Read it here.

Larry David marks a new low

Larry David, who has a series on HBO – Curb Your Enthusiasm – has finally reached a new low. I used to enjoy his show. It was funny; his self deprecating humor and his lack of reverence for the politically correct was refreshing.

Late yesterday, I read a story on BigHollywood about his latest episode where he does his own version of “Piss Christ”. Today, it’s big news on the Fox website with an attached poll.

“Was Larry David always this crude? Would he think it’s comedic if someone urinated on a picture of his mother?” [Bill] Donohue [president of the Catholic League] said in a statement. “This might be fun to watch, but since HBO only likes to dump on Catholics (it was just a couple of weeks ago that Sarah Silverman insulted Catholics on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’) and David is Jewish, we’ll never know.”

Donohue is right. HBO “entertainers” only do dump on Catholics, and by extension, Christians. As far as I’m concerned, any attack on a Catholic is an attack on all Christians. It would be no different if his “jokes” were aimed at Baptists or Methodists. A Christian is a Christian, no matter what church they belong to, just as there are numerous sects of Muslims.

And this is not the first episode that David has made parody of Catholics. A few years ago, one episode dealt with losing a blessed nail (reminiscent of the crucifixion of Christ) that belonged to his father-in-law.

Can you imagine the death threats against David and HBO execs if this had been “satire and parody” about Muhammad?

This illustrates better than anything the difference between Christians and Muslims. Christians are not issuing fatwas. They are not calling and threatening the lives of HBO executives and their families. They are not taking to the streets and burning effigies of Larry David. Unlike Islamists, Christians do not turn to violence in situations like this. No one will find Larry David dead on a street corner (as Theo Van Gogh was at the hand of an Islamofacist) because he offended their sacred beliefs and images of God.

When will Jews realize that Christians, and Catholics in particular, are the best friends they have? Was it the Pope who proclaimed that Israel must be erased from the face of the earth? Are there warheads in Vatican City aimed at Tel Aviv?

Most incredibly, Jews, Christians (and supposedly) Muslims all worship the same God.