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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    Most prestigious law firms won't hire someone unless s/he graduated from a highly regarded law school, no matter whether or not s/he passed the bar exam. I've enjoyed Whoopi being on limited duty. I wonder if it will be her new regular schedule. The show today was live, as per the announcer at the beginning.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    Today she told a lawyer that the Bill of Rights was "propaganda." She cannot be gone from this show a minute too soon.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    I would like to have someone ask Abby, in view of her blurring the lines about what happened in the hearing, just what she deems more important than testifying before Congress. Because that was Mnuchin's stance. He said he had better things to do than to testify before Congress. That he couldn't fit testifying before Congress into his busy schedule. Maxine Waters gave him every bit of respect that fuckery deserved.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    Just a thought - when she loses her shit, she gets red and spotchy on her upper chest. Do you think they're trying these church-lady matronly blouses a preemptive strike against her giveaway "tell" that she's freaking out? Also, another tic of hers is that she strokes her hair as a self-comforting move when she's stressed. We saw it a lot when she first joined the show. At her father's funeral, when she was doing the eulogy, her hair was up, and I caught her reaching up at one point to stroke her hair, which of course wasn't there. I don't think the hair flip yesterday was a defiant one (although it was a terrible time for her to do it, right after she blasted Joy). I think she realized what she had done and immediately went to her stressed-out "pet my hair for comfort" move. I think the second the bile came out of her mouth, she realized how bad she sounded.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    I have relatives who love - love! - all the Hallmark movies, and they are just so disappointed in reading about her behavior. They are her core fan demographic. I think she has lost them, and if they are typical of her fan base, they aren't coming back. I was very disappointed to see Meghan at the table today. IMO, she really needs to be disciplined for yesterday's behavior.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    And frankly, so would mine. It just so happens that my least favorite panelist said that to my favorite. But it's rude, ugly, entitled behavior that doesn't belong on this show (or in real life, for that matter). For me, at least, it wasn't Meghan vs. Joy. It was a snotty, entitled thing to say and no one deserves that.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    I am nearly in tears of rage over this. In what world does one speak like this? People should know, and most do, never to speak that way. And especially to an older person, to a co-worker, and / or to someone who has been on the job 10 times longer than you. If Meghan is allowed to get away with this, she's going to push the envelope farther and farther and get more and more obnoxious. If I were Joy, I'd literally force the issue if TPTB don't do something to discipline the blond harpy. I would literally say, her or me. In the new book on The View, Joy said that she enjoyed her time off when she was fired, sitting on the beach with her husband. I would hate for Meghan to be the one to make her go back there.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/1/2019

    I found the entire table's treatment of the fake Uber driver/murder story to be off: Abby said nothing good happens after midnight. Victim-blaming! We all have the right to be safe no matter what time we're out. Meghan's joke: Don't get me started. Whoopi and Joy tried to chime in with "tricks" like, "Make the driver say your name" and "Don't separate from your friends." I drive for Lyft, and there is no trick necessary! Your rideshare company will send you a photo of your driver, his/her car, and the license plate along with confirmation of your ride. Just make sure you are getting in the car with the license plate that's displayed on your phone. Visually confirm your driver. (Drivers also get a photo of the passenger they're picking up.) I don't understand getting in a car that stops for you without confirming it's YOUR rideshare. I feel terrible for the young woman. What a tragedy.
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    Hoarders

    Dorothy Breininger said that this week's episode is the last one of the season, and it will have Matt Paxton!
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    "The View": Week Of 4/1/2019

    Is Abby's hair like six to 12 inches shorter?
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    "The View": Week Of 3/25/2019

    Interesting, it wasn't until the DeVos discussion that I realized that The View is missing a regular ol' middle-class voice at the table. The Daughters were raised in wealth with the privilege and fame that goes along with it. Joy was raised in a blue-collar family. Ana was an immigrant whose family really pursued the American Dream. Sunny and Whoopi were both raised in the projects, and worked hard to get where they are now. They need someone with the upbringing of Debbie Matenopoulos or Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Someone who went to good public schools, someone who didn't have a Porsche in the driveway (maybe a Ford, but Dad aspired to have an Audi), someone that I imagine most of us can identify with. Right now, it's not there.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    Probably another "middle of the country" state in her mind.
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    Hoarders

    I had a controlling (now former) friend housesit for me over the summer a few years ago, and -without notice and certainly without my asking or consenting - she completely overhauled my house. She threw stuff out and reorganized everything from silverware drawers to cabinets to closets to changing my brand of cat litter. The feeling of being victimized was overwhelming. I can only imagine how that would feel to someone mentally ill, who drew no distinction between themselves and their stuff. I can see people committing suicide over it.
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    "The View": Week Of 3/25/2019

    I've been preoccupied this week, so a few round-up comments on the shows: I thought Meghan looked the best she ever has on Wednesday. The solid color dress, the long hair, the soft makeup: nailed it. I had never heard Stacey Abrams speak before. Wow, she's good. I would vote for her for any office she ran for. Intelligent, unflappable, informed. Please, can we have more of her, and more like her? Elisabeth needs to lighten the fuck up. Crushes are silly; crushes are fun. I have a million crushes and I take them as seriously as I take what I had for breakfast this morning. For her to distort it into "lesbian grooming" shows her hatefulness and judgment of someone who is a much better person than she is, whether or not she carries a Bible. Elisabeth was always about empty, emphatic gestures, trying to demonstrate what a good and righteous person she is, rather than actually doing something that makes the world a better place.
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    Hoarders

    I can tell you exactly how she got that way, and I can't believe it's going to come across like I'm defending her, but here we go... My dad remarried later in life, and had three kids. When they were tweens, my dad (who was the authority figure in the family) got very ill and pretty much checked out. My stepmother was a very passive woman who couldn't make a decision to save her life. So the oldest kid still at home, who was around 12 at the time, had to step into the role of family decision maker. Someone had to be in charge, and it fell to her. Poor kid. (I was living 2000 miles away and didn't know what was going on.) She had to bully her parents, and be in charge of the younger siblings. To this day, three decades later, that's her personality. She's known as "The General" to her family. She still bullies everyone and tries to herd us along. But that's what her dysfunctional family life created. That's how she coped. And going back on topic, that's what happened to Donna. Dad abandoned the family in 1986 - Mom went crazy trying to be a teenager again - someone had to be in charge and that was Donna, the oldest. And as mean and controlling as she is, that's what her dysfunctional family made her.
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