21 Dec

This deal between Faux News and Dish reminds me of a script from Dallas, the TV show of the 70’s. Remember story lines that read like this? (read it all)

Kristin Shepard was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by her mother, Patricia, along with her older sister, Sue Ellen. After Kristin’s father died, Patricia insisted that her daughters make their way in life by marrying rich husbands. Sue Ellen became a Texas beauty queen and married J.R. Ewing, the son of the rich and powerful Ewings of Dallas, Texas. Years later, Kristin, who was a college student, became envious of Sue Ellen’s lifestyle and decided to make her own way in Dallas. Kristin got a temporary job at Ewing Oil as J.R.’s secretary. She soon blackmailed her sister’s husband into an affair. Kristin had thoughts of becoming J.R.’s next wife and even helped J.R. end his troubled marriage to Sue Ellen, by convincing his family that Sue Ellen, a recovering alcoholic, had fallen off the wagon again, in order for J.R. to institutionalize Sue Ellen again and get her out of the way. However, Kristin soon discovered that J.R. had no intentions of marrying her when he threatened her to leave town or else. Kristin vowed revenge and did so by shooting J.R. in his office three times and then trying to frame her own sister, Sue Ellen, who was drunk at the time of the shooting. When the truth came out, Kristin escaped jail by revealing that she was pregant with J.R.’s child, so J.R. and Sue Ellen sent her off to live in California without pressing charges for the shooting. While in California, Kristin met up with J.R.’s brother, Gary, and Gary’s wife, Val, and their neighbors. Eventually, Kristin returned to Dallas after she gave birth to a son Christopher, whom she claimed was J.R.’s. After trying to blackmail J.R. into more hush money for their baby, Kristin was found floating dead in the Southfork swimming pool by Cliff Barnes. However, J.R., who was seen standing over a broken balcony railing at the time of Kristin’s death, was relieved of any charges in her death when her death was ruled an accident by the coroner, who found that Kristin was high on drugs and accidentally ran off the balcony to her own death. Kristin’s child, Christopher, was eventually adopted by J.R.’s younger brother, Bobby, and his wife, Pamela. While Bobby believed that J.R. was Christopher’s father, he eventually learned that Kristin had actually miscarried J.R.’s child and that Christopher was the product of Kristin’s marriage in California to Jeff Farraday, who was the one who initially sold the baby to Bobby for money.

Doesn’t that make you just miss this in your life? It’s no wonder we all stayed drunk back then!

With TV like that, who wouldn’t? 

With TV like this, who won’t?

Thanks, Fox.
Thanks, Dish.


Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Damn!

  1. diogenesoftherifle

    December 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Gave up the boobalube-tube in 2007. Sure as hell don’t miss it. Caught some snippets of what passes now during T-day and was floored by the sheer idiocracy of it. Heck, even reading some writings by supposedly “professional journalists” would have my english teachers in tears of shame. Not just horrid grammar but absolutely hideous spelling as well. And the editors are just as at fault.
    Public edumication, ya gets what they pay for. And they certainly don’t want thinkers!

    • The Soffitrat

      December 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      If the theory that we are only as strong as our weakest link… It’s getting worse, Dio. The educators couldn’t mop a floor. And that’s at our Universities!

  2. Dannyboy53

    January 18, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Right on target, both of you. I can imagine an alien from another world coming to this planet spending a few hours (would it really take that long?!) watching the programing and asking…”how the heck have you earth people survived as long as you have?!”

    If we ever were able to turn this nation back into a Constitutional Republic it would take four or five generations (at least) of dilligent work. The biggest struggle would be re-educating the dumbed down dimwits. Getting rid of the communists that caused & participated in this mess would be the easier of the tasks.

    But I know this is only a dream.

    • The Soffitrat

      January 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Not necessarily.

      • Dannyboy53

        January 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        You’re right ‘rat….my hopes ebb and flow like the tide sometimes. Like the Regime I occassionally underestimate the American spirit and our past has shown that to be a big mistake.


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