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  1. ScoobieDoobs

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    So Rachel really thought it was “mean” of someone to “mislead” Trump into thinking he could buy Greenland? Really? Wish I could laugh at any of his moron shit like Rachel. I just can’t. Rachel was trying to make light of it, but it didn’t work for me. He never ceases to make me nauseous & Rachel’s cutesy bit didn’t stop me from feeling queasy. Idk, between the sinister Russian investments in Kentucky & McConnell’s shady ties to it, and the vast Repub stacking of horrifyingly unqualified high-level federal justices . . . watching Rachel is becoming deeply depressing, if supremely informative. Er, did Rach seem to get a particular joy from making a Dem Prez candidate go poof?
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Joy was the sub tonite. She's actually a good sub for Rach, way better than Ari, who likes to have snotty characters as guests, that Rach never would have. Joy shares a lot of the same sensibilities as Rach & she follows up on stories the same way Rach would. Get used to her cuz we may not see Rach again till September. Yeah, Joy had Booker on & I had zero interest cuz he puts me to sleep every time he speaks, but Rach woulda had him on too. I'd tune out of a Booker interview no matter who's there. But Joy did some excellent debate analysis, particularly about the Obama-bashing & she had some good guests, including Barb & Karine Jean-Pierre (who is a fav of mine). Hopefully, they'll continue with Joy for the remainder of Rachel's vacay time, however long that is. If I see Kornacki quacking & clucking about polls, I'll tune that out quick. Heilemann might be a decent sub. Please, MSNBC, spare us Ari! LOD also had some excellent debate analysis & I was surprised they didn't speak at all in Joy's signoff. Guess maybe they said all they could to each other last nite? Idk, sniff, made me miss Rach & her signoffs . . .
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I suspect she's on vacay -- maybe cuz August is assumed to be a quiet political time while Congress is away? The hint is Rachel was noticeably absent (along with Nicole) from those doing commentary on the debates. It's NEVER reveled when Rachel takes vacays, but be prepared for her to be out for the next week or 2 or 3. I just hope they can dredge up a decent sub cuz repeats will not be watched by me.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    So I guess we can assume it was a very purposeful choice to do reruns rather than have a sub? I thought it was disappointing as hell. I had to break away from the debates, cuz the constant interruptions from the CNN mods, if anyone spoke for more than 10 seconds, was bugging the piss outta me. But then to turn on Rach & see an awful Trump clip, which seemed like an eternity & creepy/vile Epstein doubled over in laughter from something Trump says to him? Why would I wanna watch that shit again? What is the logic in showing repeats? They don’t wanna take away audience from the debates? Bad decision here, MSNBC!
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I was struck by Rachel calling out Mueller for seeming "old". Wow, that sounded so harsh & cruel to me -- and so out of character coming from the always super nicey-nice Rach! I didn't get it & was really bothered by it. First off, at 74, that doesn't make sense to blame his "slowness" on age. BUT there could be something else going on which is much more specific -- like maybe the onset of Alzheimer's. I never made any connection as to why she was pushing so hard, hard, hard on having his staffers there along with him. Actually, it puzzled me why she was doing this. So if Mueller is not at full capacity, I guess he really can't admit to it cuz the Repubs & Trump would heartlessly pounce on him? So why didn't Rachel make this clear? I was left confused. Well, at least Rachel didn't play the same Trump clips everyone else on CNN & MSNBC were playing -- of Trump claiming "victory". She did a great job of casually dismissing that garbage in a sentence. And she was not at all pushing the same gotta-impeach-now agenda that everyone else on MSNBC & CNN seems to be pushing so hard on. OK, so why has nobody else on TV, other than Rachel, discussed the guilty verdict of Bijan Kian? I don't get it. This is a big deal & yet it's covered by nobody except Rachel. Why? It has gotten some print coverage from The Times & Politico, but it seems to have gotten totally lost. Keep your spotlight on Flynn, Rach!
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Hmmm, Stephen Miller's uncle is obviously very intelligent & seems like a gentleman. OK, Rach, so you had an interesting guest like him . . . uh, so why didn't you ask him if he's deeply embarrassed to have this monster as his nephew & how did his family hatch this creep? Nah, Rach is too nice to do that. And the uncle looked genuinely embarrassed & ashamed to be related to that freak show. While I usually (er, ALWAYS) hate clips from Fox, I actually appreciated the one Rach played of Shep Smith slaughtering Rossello. That was good, and since I NEVER watch Fox, I wouldn't have otherwise seen it. Thanks Rach, but please keep Fox clips to a minimum in the future -- along with ZERO Trump c;lips!
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    So Rach confirmed she’s stuck on the Trump-admin-getting-rid-of-scientists story. Awesome! Keep your spotlight on it, Rach, cuz nobody else seems to be covering it. Wow, Rachel seemed to have gotten such nothing answers from that congressman, who’s on one of the committees interviewing Mueller next week. I thought — what a waste of time & why’d she have him there. Not so fast. It def wasn’t obvious, but she did zero in on him telling how they were going in extremely well-prepared & well-rehearsed. Good to know that, at least. Off to listen to the Lawfare podcast now. Thanks for the tip, Rach. I wanna be prepared for next week too!
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    Evine: Be Good

    Yeah, GSN is so odd in so many ways, it can be fascinating to watch for a minute or 2. Earl was over there for years & years. You may not like what GSN sells, but whatever they sell it’s always very, very expensive. And Earl always boasted about never selling anything silver or gold-plated or 10k. So I’m looking for the pained expression on Earl’s mug when he has to push & peddle Evine’s junk. Deasy seemed kinda sleazy to me. His gemstone knowledge never impressed me. Neither did the jewelry he pushed, which was just cheap stuff with worthless stones. At least Earl is genuinely knowledgeable about gemstones. I just don’t think Earl & his hoity-toidy, high-toned taste is at all a fit for Evine. But he is a very nice guy & Evine has a terrible rep of treating their peeps badly. Hope that doesn’t happen to him but, I suspect it will.
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    Evine: Be Good

    Apparently, Deasy left Evine to go to HSN in late 2018. The Gem Insider is an Evine trademark. All of his stuff at HSN is on clearance, so I assume he’s gone from there too? Looks like he & Judy are hustling something now, but I can’t tell what. I give them credit for keeping up the hustle. I suspect Earl thinks he’s gonna convince Evine to go upscale. Yeah, right. Dream on, Earl. I’m curious how long Earl will be able to push & peddle Evine’s junk. I give him till the end of the year. Welp, they can always get some castoff from JTV like Jeff or Michelle to replace him. They’ve both wound up on QVC (or HSN?), but surely won’t last long. It’s a tuff biz, eh?
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    Evine: Be Good

    Just caught Earl on Evine as the Gem Insider. Had no idea he replaced Paul Deasy. How depressing. I used to watch Earl on Gem Shopping & he always boasted about how he'd never ever ever show anything that wasn't "14k gold or better". Mmmm, 'kay then. Guess Earl needed the dough bad, cuz what he was showing was mostly silver & gold-plated crapola -- oh, and the usual turquoise junk Jay King regularly pushes. Good luck to ya, Earl! Just out of curiosity, I looked at the Gem Insider stuff on the Evine site & it's kinda weird. It's mostly junk, with some sorta nice things here & there, along with a few really expensive pieces -- and I suspect that is Earl's influence. They look really out of place. Tick-tock, we'll see just how long Earl lasts at Evine. Earl had mighty mighty hoity-toidy, very expensive taste when he was at Gem Shopping. He can't be thrilled having to push the gold-plated & silver stuff (with cheap stones) that Evine mostly sells. Stopped watching JTV years ago, but just saw Nikki for a sec. I always liked her, but I never understood her hair. She still has that same long hair, which looks even more unflattering now that her face has gotten so much bigger. She's still cute, but she desperately needs to cut that hair. She was pushing the Bella Luce stuff & it did look kinda nice, if maybe a bit too blingy & tacky. Still, this is what JTV does best & clearly Nikki is their best saleslady to push it. I have zero interest in this anymore so I tuned out quick.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Rachel got it right about him trying to distract with the latest horrible shit, but her dramatics about what happened today? Nah, I knew that would be mostly predictable & have zero impact on Trump. Hold off on the dramatics, Rach & please STOP playing Trump clips!
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Way too much Stevens stuff for me. I tuned out for the first 20 minutes or so till she finally got to covering the news of the day & the court transcript readings. I know Rach is famous for the history lessons & the lectures & many luv that stuff, but it’s not for me. I’m just done with that shit.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    The interview where I think Rach failed in a big way was the one with James Baker. She did not push back AT ALL when he did a love fest on Barr — which made me cringe. Fail, Rach, fail! She can get a lovely rapport going with whichever candidate she has on & yet she seems to have such trouble getting tough with anyone — or probing for more (badly needed) substance. Why? Is she too concerned with being nice? Or is she afraid if she’s too “tough” that they won’t come back? Rachel is definitely NOT a terrible interviewer. She’s kind & thoughtful & she’s certainly capable of asking smart, relevant & probing questions. All great things that I like about Rachel. So why do her Dem candidate interviews continue to be so meh & uninspiring & unenlightening?
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Immigration is certainly an important issue to discuss, but to spend the whole interview on it? Uh, why? Sometimes I think the media (particularly both CNN & MSNBC) get on an issue they think will drive ratings & they just beat the absolute shit out of it. This is happening now with immigration, but it's also happening with Kamala Harris. Since the debates, EVERY guest & host on CNN & MSNBC (including Rachel) has been pushing, pushing, pushing Harris as the one who's gonna end up being the Dem candidate. Just why the the hell is that? Cuz she made one cheap shot at Biden in the debates & Biden reacted ineffectively in that moment? I still know little of Harris's views & have no idea why she should be President. Look, Rachel started the show pointing to polls saying Harris has some momentum in the race. But the fact is she's still far behind Biden. So why was Rachel showing these polls, when she herself said they're mostly meaningless now? Was she justifying having Harris on, or trying to create some drama in her being there? Given what's going on now in the courts with ACA, that is the first thing she should have asked Harris about. This was a nothing interview & it was absolutely Rachel's fault. Listen, Rachel, if you're gonna spent the first 10 minutes of your show telling us why it's so important to have Harris there, & shove polls at us, then get her to open up & tell us WTF she's gonna do as President & why we should vote for her. Btw, the ONLY thing I remembered about the Bernie interview was that he smiled. Was that supposed to be Bernie taking a brief break from the cranky-old-dude routine? Otherwise, it was just Bernie spouting the same old Bernie shit.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I know Rach was super excited to get this interview, but I figured ti would be a bunch of nothing. Athletes almost never make for good interviews. But she's very nice & her trophy looked very pretty. Look, it was a much needed break from the endless shitty, awful, horrible news Rachel has to cover.
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