Roseanne

by Steve Lancaster5/01/18

Tonight, there will be another installment of the Roseanne show. I will not be watching. I never watched the original show, and this is just more of the same. Much has been said, printed and spread all over the media about the current incarnation. That somehow it is a conservative voice in the progressive wilderness. It is not.

Roseanne is a parody of conservatives. Henry David Thoreau, one said “the bulk of men live lives of quiet desperation” the Rosanne show sets out to show this as progressive truth. The writers, producers, and performers would have you believe that this is how middle America lives; paycheck-top-paycheck in dysfunctional families made up of the most dislikeable people on planet earth who voted Trump into office. I suspect many of the scripts could be written by HRC or her BFF Huma.

Hollywood has made billions off of the situation comedy depicting the American family, fathers especially, as gross, dysfunctional and incapable of tying their shoes. Of course, these are the same men and women who defeated Nazis, and the Soviet Union. Who in their ignorance turned a continent into the greatest moral, ethical, and industrial power the world has ever seen. They didn’t do it whining about how unfair the world is but set out to make it more righteous.

So, tonight when that cackling laugh is filling the airwaves. I think I will be playing a video game.


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15 Responses to Roseanne

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I’ve never watched the show, old or new. I consider Roseanne concentrated pop culture trash. Nothing changes that just because she likes Trump.

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    I’ve never watched this show either, not even after it turned out she was ready to defend Trump, sometimes effectively. This is probably just a female All in the Family. But Archie Bunker was popular, and often outsmarted Meathead.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      “Roseanne” (and “Married with Children”) was the clear marker showing when we moved from being a republic to a democracy. It had been the ethic of Americans to be smart, self-sufficient, educated, and with an air of respectability, whether rich or poor. These shows are the antithesis of all that.

      The context of these shows was to make us feel comfortable in our slovenliness and vulgarity. This was not Masterpiece Theatre.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        “Roseanne” (and “Married with Children”) was the clear marker showing when we moved from being a republic to a democracy.

        I was living overseas when these programs were aired. I was appalled at the trashiness both displayed.

        Sadly, both programs were picked up by many channels around the world, thus the lowest in American bad taste was transmitted around the world and seen as representative of the country.

        Trashocracy!

  3. Steve Lancaster says:

    ABC has announced that the show is canceled due to Roseann’s tweet. So we have a show that supposedly demonstrates the gross character of middle America. Then the star actually says something offensive and bang its pulled so ABC can virtue shame the fans for watching.

    Maybe I’m crazy but I suggest the entire thing was planned from the get-go with this result in mind.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I read about that tonight from David French’s article on the subject. What she said, while impolite, would hardly stand out in the universe of Olbermannesque vulgarity on the Left. I thought French’s best bit was:

      Second, Trump World shouldn’t have embraced her new show. Remember when President Trump called Roseanne to congratulate her on her ratings? I know that Republicans are starved for Republican-friendly television, but can we ever reach a time when the stakes are low enough to draw lines based on character? I know people voted for the low-character president because of the Flight 93 election and all that. I know folks turned out for Roy Moore because of judges. But where’s the sitcom emergency necessitating the love for Roseanne?

      She’s not one of us. No skin off my back that she’s trashed. But I don’t think anyone should be fired because of what has now obviously become the ritualized trumped-up selective offense at tweets. I think Roseanne has always been in bad taste. But I wouldn’t have fired her for this. And, of course, I would have never hired the liberal pig in the first place.

      • pst4usa says:

        That is an insult to pigs Brad. Pigs give us bacon so they cannot be all bad.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          LOL. Yes, at least pigs give us bacon.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Yes, that’s like the claim that Trump shouldn’t have called MS-13 animals because it’s unfair to animals. I call them vipers (or viper’s get, which dates back to Jesus Christ). The term is even more useful for describing Muslim terrorists, since it was a pejorative for the Pharisees. Leftist ideologues, on the other hand, I call vermin.

        • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

          Do not forget smoked ham, Schweinehaxe, pulled pork barbeque, Chinese char siu and pork rinds. So I would say it was a very big insult to pigs.

          • Timothy Lane says:

            There are also spare ribs, barbecued or not. And a good ham and Swiss or picnic ham — you needed to be bit more specific there (in fact, I’m not sure either one is usually made with smoked ham). Breakfast sausages and some dinner sausages come from pork, and also some schnitzels. (There’s a German restaurant near Cincinnati that has a variety of schnitzels, and also sauerbraten. Back when we could do this sort of thing, we used to get there at least once a year.)

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        But where’s the sitcom emergency necessitating the love for Roseanne?

        Here is another piece of trash which Trump seems to be promoting. What the hell does this slag know about prison reform? Maybe it has to do with her milieu.

        https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/05/keeping-up-with-the-kushners-kim-kardashian-white-house-visit-prison-reform

        When I first heard of the person, I could not understand what she had done to become “famous.” A friend told me that she first became known through some sex-film.

        And Trump makes big deal about bringing this dirt into the White House?

        I guess it is par for the course in today’s/Trump’s America.

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