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Emmys 2008

I love watching the Emmys (I miss being able to watch them with my friend Holly) but this year, more than any other, is anyone keeping count? I get it, I get it….Hollywood does not like our president and are democrates. I can tell by the countless jokes, slams, and snide comments from multiple presenters, winners, and hosts. Can we just enjoy the awards without the political commentary?  I don’t remember anyone saying “Great performance! Can you tell us your views on the political landscape of our country?”

I am OK with celebs giving thier views when asked just like anyone else in the free country but come on…don’t muck up the Emmys.

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I have always wondered where Oprah fell in the area of Christianity. It seems early on that she was a believer but over the last several years, she has had more and more “spiritual” authors, guest, and statements that made me wonder if she was more New Age or even a Universalist.

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I just saw today that Bill Maher has a movie coming out called “Religulos”. In the same spirit of Michael Moore type movies, Maher will make a nice little agenda piece against the dangers and lunicy of people who buy into “religion”. I’m sure it will be witty, sharp, and not worth my time (though I admit I will probably watch it once it hits DVD out of morbid curiosity.)

Why the distaste on my part? Can’t I handle someone who disagress with me? Sure I can. If you really look at it, Mahr’s not even coming after just Christianity but all religions. Don’t I have a sense of humor? Sure I do. Actually I used to watch Mahr’s show on HBO and then ABC before he got fired over his 9/11 comments. However, either he has gotten worse or I have grown out of it but Mahar just strikes me as an arrogant, bitter man who wields his little bit of knowledge like a loaded gun.

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