Tag Archives: House

Monday morning students

One arrives without the textbook required for each day of class. 

One arrives without a pen or pencil. 

Other students arrive several minutes late. 

House meme Monday morning students

I’m not this nasty in class. Seriously. Promise.

House Tea Party Caucus: traitors to their alleged cause of liberty

According to Forbes magazine:

CISPA, or the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, passed the House yesterday. The bill is full of problematic intrusions into individual privacy and online liberty, and yet those members of the House who associate themselves with limited government were largely responsible for its passage.

Reason magazine reports:

The complete roll call shows 206 Republicans voting for the bill, 28 against. Democrats went 42 to 140 in the opposite direction. The Republican No column includes some fairly libertarian-friendly names, including Amash, McClintock and Rohrabacher (who also this week earned the honor of being bannedby vile Afghan kleptocrat Hamid Karzai). Voting for the legislation were great libertarian nopes Ryan, Flake and Duncan. The name Paul shows up in the not-voting lineup.

TechDirt.com reports:

The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of which were passed. Among them was an absolutely terrible change … to the definition of what the government can do with shared information, put forth by Rep. Quayle. Astonishingly, it was described as limiting the government’s power, even though it in fact expands it by adding more items to the list of acceptable purposes for which shared information can be used. Even more astonishingly, it passed with a near-unanimous vote. The CISPA that was just approved by the House is much worse than the CISPA being discussed as recently as this morning.

Those clowns in the House Tea Party Caucus should no longer be trusted. This is a complete violation of trust and betrayal of principle.

‘House, MD’ closes the season with an example of anger management

Gregory House

Image via Wikipedia

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t yet seen the season finale of House, MD and want to watch it online or on your DVR, this post will probably give away too much.

So, what did you think about how Dr. House expressed his emotions?

First, he finally told Cuddy that he feels “hurt.”

Then, at Wilson’s encouragement, House finally expressed his anger.

But not how Wilson had meant.

After walking up to Cuddy’s residence and seeing her enjoying a dinner with others during what looked like a double date, House returned to his car, kicked Wilson out, and drove his car into Cuddy’s dining room. And then, in a visually anti-climatic, yet psychologically very climatic moment, House pushed his way out of the car, climbed over the rubble, and handed to Cuddy the one thing she had still left at his house: a hairbrush.

This violent, over-the-top gesture made sense. House has been demanding to be accepted as he is for a long time. Wilson and Cuddy have been telling him to acknowledge the feelings he has been masking with Vicodin. Given encouragement and permission to open up and release, House let go, and the anger poured out in a juvenile, bratty statement.

I might imagine Wilson continuing his friendship with House, but there is no way Cuddy will ever speak to House again.

But this cast is too good to break apart. I think one more season is reasonable, don’t you?

Dr. House should prescribe Ritalin to Kanye

You know it’s the right thing to do.

(The season premire of House, MD on Fox is coming soon: Sept. 21!)