Dateline Hootersville, Dahling: Lisa’s Blog

I was scanning the AM radio the other day and heard what I thought was Lisa Douglas, of Green Acres fame, talking about a blog she was launching with the help of some of her Hollywood friends. After a few moments, waiting to hear how Lisa lined up so many luminaries to address such topics as "life in Hootersville," "cosmeteticals" and "hotscakes," the host of the AM radio show broke in to give out the URL to Arianna Huffington's new blog, Arianna Online! Boy, did I feel like a dope. I could have sworn it was Eva Gabor in character as Lisa. Well, I went on to listen to Arianna bubbling on about her vision for a progressive blog to rival Drudge (which I never thought of as a blog), featuring Walter Cronkite, Warren Beatty, Gwyneth Paltrow and other policy experts. I have visited her blog a couple of times now... It is nicely laid out, but as far as I can see, it is a collection of her old columns... perhaps the other voices are buried somewhere, but I can't find them for the life of me. Arianna Online has been roundly panned and I am left to wonder who concocted the idea of putting Arianna, Walter Cronkite or Gary Hart forward as the "new face" of progressive populism. I'm guessing it was the same saavy political strategist who came up with the idea of "getting out the youth vote" in 2004 by touring John Kerry around the country with the "big-hair 80's" crooner Bon Jovi and fellow Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen; hardly the kind of guys to appeal to twenty-something voters listening to drum-n-bass, hard trance, hip-hop or even the Killers. Well, we'll have to see how it pans out. For now, I'll spend my time reading Sadico Junction for society and women's issues, culturezoo for (what else) opinions on culture, average joe for business news and, of course, NC Media Watch for Russ' wonderful in-depth examination of local politics.

17 Responses to “Dateline Hootersville, Dahling: Lisa’s Blog”

  1. GVDan Says:

    I didnt know that was her. I watched her 30 second commercials on buyinh hy-bred cars. They have had this weird effect on me. I own an suv and like the rest of America I buy gas, I feel insulted being put into the same camp as the terrorist, and some how that makes me want to ride my bike to work so that I can make her proud. Man, if I used that kind of argumentation in sharing Jesus.. well mabey it would work. One thing is for sure, I would eventually be stoned.

  2. Levi Nunnink Says:

    Thanks for the plug, Bo.

    I just don’t get these left-wingers trying to kill-off Drudge. Matt Drudge may be Conservative but his site never shirks from showing both sides of the issues. I can’t think of how many times he’s posted some embarassing flub by Bush that the rest of the media ignored. He’s *gasp* balanced. But I guess that’s not enough for some people…

  3. The Zombieslayer Says:

    Yes, some of these celebrities are so full of themselves that they don’t realize everyone else thinks they’re idiots.
    Huffington is about as exciting as reading People magazine, and she’s about the same in wittiness.
    I can’t stand Paltrow after her anti-American comments, like how Americans are all shallow, etc. Excuse me, but history shows that America has pretty much invented everything cool in the last 100 years, except the CD and mini-disc (the Japanese) and the rocket and the jet (the Germans) and radar (Brits).
    We gave the world television, radio, the computer, the internet, the airplane, the car (Germans invented the diesel too), the train…
    (I’m not too fond of America bashers who like to play selective history).

    And agreed, what do Springsteen and Bon Jovi have in common with today’s youth? Springsteen’s greatest moment was Born to Run, and wasn’t that the 1975?

  4. Bo Salisbury Says:

    Thanks Mr. ZS… I’m cooking up a special post, which I think you will like… hint: I once saw Shawn Lane, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and more, onstage at the same time…

  5. Sadie Lou Says:

    Great comment Zombieslayer! Americans that bag on America should have moved to Canada when they all threatened they were going to. Now, not only are they still bagging on America but they have proven by their own actions that they are all talk and no walk. So there.

  6. Brother A Says:

    wowzers! I can’t wait to read about bare-foot women in the kitchen cooking some delicious delight but please… spare me the intracacies…(they cause me to loose my appetite.)

    BTW Hey friends!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Is that the Brother A, our new pal at NCCF? By the way, I refuse to call it Nevada County Christian Fellowship. It sounds like a prison, or an industrial church, created by the state, which we are anything, but. Why couldn’t we come up with a cool, hep name like all the other churches are doing? I like, The Church that Eats, or We Rock. Is it too late to change it again? This is the sort of thing I might leave over.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Hmm…I wonder who that last annonymous “poster” was who had so much annomosity towards the new name NCCF? Since there was no identity left for us, I’ll take a stab at it. Could it be the woman who has complained incessantly since we were dubbed Nevada County Christian Fellowship? Could it be *******?

  9. Bo Salisbury Says:

    Hey, brother a! Well, this post has certainly taken an unexpected turn, hasn’t it?

    How about the brethren on Sutton Way?

  10. Michele Says:

    Oh, I didn’t realize I accidently hit “anonymous”. Yes, it is no secret, and I am proud of despising our new moniker, which will never cross my perfectly-shaped-lips.
    Bo, I sort of like your thought.. “The Brethren on Sutton Way” How about, “the Brethren and a Few Hard Working Sistren on Sutton Way”. I’ve always liked how black churches have extra long names, like, The First Free African Episcopalian Bible Believing Baptist of Yuba City.

  11. Sadie Lou Says:

    hey Michele,
    Dan thinks we should just simply be called, “ekklesia”.
    That’s how I think you spell it.

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