Matt Damon is the sort of boob who said in 2008 of Obama, “I think a lot of the problems in the world would be mitigated if he were the face of our country.” Really Matt? Take a look around you boy, it’s bound to scare you boy.
Matt Damon is the sort of boob who endorsed flim-flam man Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton! By contrast, Rob Reiner (”meathead” of Archie Bunker fame) endorsed Hillary Clinton over the Chicago boob and flim-flam man and politely said this about Obama: “he just doesn’t have the experience yet. …We can’t afford on-the-job training at this point. We have got to have somebody, when they get into the White House, (who can) hit the ground running.”
Who’s the meathead?
Matt Damon's an idiot who has seen his career tank. 30 Rock, really? True Grit? Where he has a supporting part and most of the jokes (yes, C.I. was the first to start them but you hear them all over now) are about how he plays Kim Darby's role. (If you've seen the original, that is hilarious.)
He's like George Clooney, they're both dead. They're limp. They're lifeless. No one cares about them as their box office failures demonstrate over and over.
Now Matt's starting to grasp that, to grasp that being seen as Clooney's boi isn't a good thing and thinks he can micromanage his way out of failure. It's too late.
He never should have ran with Clooney. Damon could have had some political integrity, instead he was just a Whore for the Democratic Party which is all Clooney is. That's why Damon was one of the War Hawks on Sudan -- though he himself never grasped that. He's just not an intelligent person. In fact, he's honestly kind of stupid. Ben Affleck's the smarter of the two and able to think on his feet and then some.
I am noting the above because Betty didn't realize Hillary Is 44 had a new post when she posted last night. So she e-mailed me and asked if I could work it in? Of course.
In fact, I want to write about Betty for this journal entry.
This was a tough week for Betty.
In 2005, Betty started her website. She did a lot planning and studying ahead of time. She spent weeks, in fact. When she started it, it was a comic novel where each entry was a chapter. It was the story of one woman, Betinna.
She was able to comment on globilzation and war and many other topics using that frame.
In 2007, Betty began supporting Hillary in the Democratic Party primary. As the attacks on Hillary intesified, in 2008, Betty turned her site into a blog, dropped Betinna. She did that to argue for Hillary's campaign and to defend Hillary from the attacks.
A lot of her readers -- from the old days -- miss Betinna. Some of her newer ones do as well (they've gone through her archives). So she was asked to bring back Betinna.
She put it off but it kept happening, the requests, so she plotted out a way to pick up where it left off. Then she started it back up last week.
She has added many readers since becoming a blog in 2008. These readers did not want Betinna.
They wanted Betty.
Betty announced this week ("El Spirito Sunday") that she was retiring Betinna from the blog due to complaints (she didn't use the term complaints). She'll now take Betinna's story to a community newsletter.
If you're one of the ones who complained, you cheated yourself. Betty's writing is very funny in the novel. I do know how Betinna was brought back. She was brought back due to a mystical incident and she was now going to have martial arts training. This was going to allow her to take on bigger targets than Thomas Friedman. She will still do that, but in El Spirito and, if you're not a community member, you won't be able to read it. Your loss.
I just really was offended to read Betty's post because let's say you really didn't like Betinna? You really didn't know the character. You didn't give it time. Betinna was just coming out of something (she'd been pushed off a roof and then there was a period of time that could have been hours or days -- it was months, we will find out Sunday -- and that was when the rebirth took place). If you'd been patient, you would have seen how great it was about to get.
So, as a reader, I'm offended.
As a person, I'm offended that anyone would be so rude. If you really like Betty's writing and she's just brought Betinna back (I believe there were four chapters Betty posted), I think your admiration for her past writing, should have resulted in your being patient and giving what Betty was doing a chance. That really strikes me as rude because Betty had shared how happy and excited she was to be bringing back Betinna.
Were it me, I would have either stuck with Betinna or used it as my exit -- as in, "Since you're unhappy with what I'm writing, I think this is a good time for me to bow out."
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):