Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rosie and Donald...


Can someone put a sock in the mouths of these two?

I'm not big on pop culture stuff but this war of words between Rosie and Donald Trump has really gotten under my skin.

Rosie O'Donnell can be a funny woman sometimes. Her wit is a bit biting for my tastes but it is the job of a stand-up comedian to be provocative. There are also times when she's made me laugh out loud.

I like that she's not skinny. I like that she's openly gay. I like that she is showing her audience that families can come in an assortment of configurations. There are merits to her public image.

I never watched her daytime talk show because I don't like daytime talk shows. "The View" is no exception but it is occasionally on here while I do other things. I was watching the day Rosie made her remarks about Donald Trump's "second chance" speech. It was marginally funny, given that I'm fairly aware of how these things work. One doesn't grow up a few miles from Hollywood without picking up a tidbit or two about the entertainment industry. There was no doubt in my mind that the Miss America person (whose name I can not recall ~ Terri, Tanya or some such) would be retained. The timing of Trump's TV show was significant.

Conspiracy theory. Yeah! If it walks like a duck....

Donald Trump strikes me as a guy who has nothing going for him except his wealth. So, what? So he knows how to exploit situations to his own benefit. Bleh. He is not someone to be admired, in my opinion. He has a trail of failed relationships behind him, a TV show that promotes questionable values and his attacks on others remind me of a 14-year-old in the high school gym. If Rosie was a man, he would likely say something about her penis size. I fail to find it amusing to call someone "fat pig", "loser", "useless", "morally reprehensible" (how's the black kettle, pot?) and suggesting that he would like to see Rosie's partner leave her. It doesn't get more mean-spirited than that.

With no small amount of pride, he says that he believes that when he is attacked, he is justified in attacking back. Gee, such maturity and wisdom from a man who is probably ten years older than me. (How old is he anyway? Chronologically, I mean.. not his emotional age.)

Rosie called a truce and Donald keeps attacking. If anything, his public image shows us what we should not be. He is not an example of someone our kids should emulate. Heck, I doubt he's even a particularly charismatic or charming guy. He seems rather dull and not very bright. Getting him out of the public eye would be the best for all of us.

Donald, you're fired!


Peace,


~Chani

17 comments:

Pam said...

First, it's hard to say how old "The Donald" is because of that ridiculous hair, I know he's in there somewhere. He reminds me of the rich, stupid bully on the block.

I'm glad Rosie called a truce for she has, as you say, redeeming aspects to her personality.

All in all, however, it's hard to fathom why all of this is front page news in the first place.

Caro said...

Ditto. And Chani, the internet NEEDS you. However you choose to present yourself.

melissa said...

It's the hair, it's the hair...oh how I hate that hair!!!

Bob said...

I didn't know they were feuding. Tells you how much up on pop culture I am.

I have seen bits & pieces of Trump's apprentice show and have seen the way he treats the competitors and the way he pits them one against the other. I developed a dislike for him then and have seen nothing to change my mind since.

I have always liked Rosie's comedy - her NY/NJ brashness comes through. I too admired her for coming out of the closet and publicly promoting alternate lifestyles. I haven't seen her show but my mom likes it so that's good enough for me.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Just so you know "The Donald" was born June 14, 1946. Keep it coming Chani. You are GOOD!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I really don't know much about the feud, but I also despise Trump. He is so repulsive to me that I cannot watch him on TV. He's a person of no talent or personal integrity who seems to believe that all he needs to be revered is immense wealth. Unfortunately, too many agree with that assessment, (which I just noticed begins with "ass.")

I have never seen Rosie's show, and have not followed her career since her role in "A League of Their Own" long ago. Good movie.

I also wonder why this clash of titanic egos is news.

MsLittlePea said...

Donalds Trump is acting like a five year old.

I must have been on Mars again yesterday so I missed your post. I always like reading what you have to say whether it's something like this or something heavier! Don't be so hard on yourself-you just told me last week that it wasn't a competition. I can understand that feeling though-I don't think anyone ever gets over the feeling of wanting to be accepted and liked... but Keep it up because you are!!

MsLittlePea said...

ok my spellcheck won't work because it's a pop up and I don't know how to overide the security thing to allow pop ups. I'm not an idiot I promise heehee!

Anvilcloud said...

He must love attention, however he gets it, but he's being pretty tasteless in his efforts.

meno said...

I love that picture.

Donald Trump is revolting. You think with all that money he could buy some better hair. But he must like it, and what does that say about him?

I have only been vaguely aware of the feud. And that's ok w/me.

jen said...

you crack me up.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

To be honest, I think they are both pompous and I am tired of them! Of course, like every other train wreck, it is difficult not to watch! I am easily annoyed by all undereducated, overpaid, and overly opionated celebrities! Great post!

Laurie said...

"Donald, you're fired!"

Classic Chani, absolutely classic.

KC said...

I am so far out of the loop these days, I didn't know they were feuding. But both seem to feud a lot with other people anyway.

Donald...he just seems so unbelieveably self-absorbed he's like a social science project.

Tabba said...

Clapping wildly. I am in the same school of thought that I usually stay away from celebrity happenings or what-have-you. I have the same attitude toward this story as well. But when it's the ONLY story rolling around my ISP ticker, it's too much. It's on everything. It's the BIG story.
Who cares? She's outspoken. And he's an idiot.
Next.

Juliness said...

You've got a great, humorous angle on a ridiculous display of poor manners. This whole public fight really just proves the old saying, Money doesn't buy class!

QT said...

I'm with you on this whole thing. Whatever happened to taking the high road? Oh yeah, no publicity there....