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This is news to me. Bay Buchanan apparently decided after Romney’s loss to leave TV punditry and pursue a career in real estate. I kid you not. The ridiculously prolific Warner Todd Huston has the story.
Here is the source Washinton Examiner story.
But Bay Buchanan, a top Mitt Romney lieutenant who’s been involved in politics ever since serving as treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign, saw last November’s loss as a signal to get out of presidential politics.
“It was so tough. It was brutal,” she said of the loss to President Obama. “I think it’s the toughest because we really expected to win it,” added Buchanan, a former Treasurer of the United States who also ran her brother Pat’s three campaigns for president.
Bay’s strong support for Romney has always been baffling and can only be explained by “the Mormon thing.” (Bay is a convert to Mormonism.) But his sister’s involvement with the Romney campaign is widely speculated to be the reason Pat seemed to hold his fire where Romney was concerned.
Our favorite mainstream con whipping boy is leaving CNN. This announcement is mostly a collection of thank yous. He doesn’t say why he is leaving or where he is going? Possibly FOX? I’m sure we’ll know more soon.
I do think this paragraph is telling.
For some reason saying something negative about the GOP was fine here at RedState, but saying the same damn thing on CNN brought in a flurry of emails from conservatives accusing me of selling out. Funny how that works.
Our criticism of EE from the right has always been that he was either attempting to quash authentic expressions of conservative resistance (opposition to the Fed, gold, Ron Paul, secession) to the Machine, or that he was peddling an inauthentic variety of “conservatism” (globalist interventionism). It was never that he was being insufficiently faithful to the GOP.
This illustrates the two fold task us paleos have. We have to counter the inauthentic versions that call themselves conservative with an authentic version, and we have to overcome blind partisanship.
Addendum: BTW, EE recently floated his name as a possible primary challenger to Taxby Chambliss. Now that Taxby is out of the picture, does this mean a Senate campaign is in the works?
Update: This is from EE’s Facebook page: “Now the rest of the story: As of this afternoon I am a Fox News political contributor.” Well that didn’t take long.
Update II: Was Erickson actually let go as part of a purge at CNN?
Tonight’s card is stacked. The UFC is to be commended.
I’m a big fan of the Diaz brothers. I’m not sure why. They’re both pains in the butt. But I still like them. I like their striking style. Anyway, I’m predicting a Diaz victory over Henderson.
I’m a big fan of both Gufstasson and Rua, but I’m a bigger fan of Gustafsson because I’ve been following him as his career has progressed. I’m predicting he’ll dominate the striking game. The winner will be the number one contender for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Gustafsson vs. Jones would be awesome.
I’m rooting for BJ Penn who was one of my first favorites, but I doubt he’ll win. MacDonald is a talented fighter.
The acclaimed ESPN documentary series, 30 for 30, is now available on Netflix. If you are unfamiliar with it, the documentaries focus on certain sports stories from the “ESPN era.”
So far I have watched Unguarded, the story of basketball player and drug addict Chris Herren, and The Real Rocky, the story of boxer Chuck Wepner, the inspiration for Rocky. Both were solid, especially Unguarded. Next I plan to watch Pony Exce$$, the story of SMU and the events leading up to them receiving the death penalty.
Anyone else watched any of these? Any suggestions?
And no Netflix is not paying me.
Breaking Bad is not getting a ton of love here.
So what are you watching then?
I watch a lot of TV, but I don’t watch a lot of TV if you know what I mean. I have the TV on a lot, but mostly while I’m on the computer posting and commenting. I haven’t until recently routinely watched many TV series. I don’t like being tied down at a particular time, and I find it hard to keep up with a series. Netflix has changed that somewhat. Before Netflix got me hooked, the last series I watched faithfully was the 24 seasons.
I am an AMC mark. I watched seasons 1-4 of Mad Men on Netflix. I watched season 5 on TV. I watched season 1 of The Walking Dead on Netflix. Season 2 on TV. I watched season 1 of The Killing on Netflix. Season 2 on TV. I watched season 1-4 of Breaking Bad courtesy of Netflix. I’m now watching season 5 on TV.
I am currently watching season 1 of Downton Abbey on Netflix, and I have season 2 DVDs in the queue.
Other than Downton Abbey and AMC fare, the only other series I watch is Longmire on A & E. Longmire, unlike the others, has self contained episodes and is not a serial drama, but I am a sucker for Western themed shows.
I don’t get HBO or Showtime, so I can’t watch Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, etc. on TV.
On the recommendation of C Bowen, I’m going to check out Damages. I’ll check out Game of Thrones since so many people have good things to say about it, but it really doesn’t seem like my sort of thing. I don’t much like fantasy. Season 1 is available on DVD.
Anyone watch Hell on Wheels? I’m considering it also.
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Mark this as my first foray into lightening the mood posts.
Anyone watch Breaking Bad?
I didn’t watch the first four seasons on AMC. I discovered the first three seasons streaming on Netflix. (Netflix is the greatest invention since the car, by the way, although it has adversely affected my sleeping habits.) I recently was in a panic knowing that season five was about to start on AMC, and I didn’t yet have season four available to me. Thankfully it became available on Netflix on disc. I had to watch all of them in a rush so I could get season four in before season five started live, but I made it just under the wire.
Episode three of season five, the final season, aired last night. So far season five is keeping up the strong work of the earlier seasons. This is the first season I have actually watched as each episode airs. After the convenience of having all the episode available to me at once where I could watch back to back episodes into the wee hours of the morning when I really should have been sleeping, having to wait a week between episodes is a bit of a bummer.
So, anyone else watch Breaking Bad? What makes it such a great show? You still rooting for Walt?