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Friday, May 25, 2007

Rosie Quits

posted by on May 25 at 17:56 PM

Rosie O’Donnell quit The View today, three weeks before her contract was up. Rosie was the most compelling thing on television—and the best thing to happen to The View since old-what’s-her-face caught a football with her kisser. With Rosie on board, ratings were up, and The View suddenly mattered—particularly to right-wing pundits. Who’s going to bitch slap that fucking moron Elisabeth Hasselbeck now?

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If Rosie is the one sticking it to the right, the left is fucked on image alone.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 25, 2007 6:09 PM

also, in "this is england" summary, the phrase; "The Falkland Islands War has robbed lower class of sons and fathers..."

The same Falkland Islands War that lated 4 odd months? !the same one that 1200 casualties TOTAL for the UK!?!

The UK were a sally bitches if this really shifted a generation towards skinheads?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 25, 2007 6:21 PM

also, in "this is england" summary, the phrase; "The Falkland Islands War has robbed lower class of sons and fathers..."

The same Falkland Islands War that lasted 4 odd months? !the same one that 1200 casualties TOTAL for the UK!?!

The UK were a sally bitches if this really shifted a generation towards skinheads?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 25, 2007 6:21 PM

"The View suddenly mattered" isn't EXACTLY a true statement....

Posted by Fnarf | May 25, 2007 6:28 PM

For starters how about my girlfriend. That would b a start. That whore Hasselback makes me wanna spit some blood

Posted by biggie j guitar player for amplified rock outfit SSS | May 25, 2007 6:31 PM

I think it will be down to Kathy Griffin, Ricky Lake, or Roseanne Barr to replace Rosie.

Posted by Tallfreak | May 25, 2007 7:27 PM

Rosie's spelling on her blog disappoints me. Not because I thought she was smart, but it just disappoints me when anybody famous can't write a simple sentence.

Posted by The CHZA | May 25, 2007 8:34 PM

I'm with you, Dan. The View hadn't one dull episode since Rosie.

she's like a can-opener to the mind. she opened the can of worms, so to speak, every day.. and she really jumpstarted my day.

I'm furious, I'm speechless, but saddest of all; I'm not surprised by her decision.

she is a personal hero for me and many others, and I'm certain she will have the last word, and more importantly- laugh.

Posted by Chris Crocker | May 25, 2007 9:07 PM

I found her incredibly annoying before The View in everything she was a part of....but all the hell she raised on that show was awesome and even though I never watch the show because I'm at work, I love all the clips of her arguing with that complete twit Elizabeth on You Tube. She won't be able to be replaced with anyone that could possibly stir shit up like her. The View is going to really suck ass now that she's gone.

Posted by Anal Ring Toss | May 25, 2007 10:43 PM

I'm glad Rosie is gone. She's rude, loud and class-less.

Posted by Suz | May 25, 2007 10:59 PM

I really liked 'All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise'. It was a pleasant surprise.
It's on Netflix, if you care to check it out.

Rosie rocks. So, she is a hothead and goes overboard now and then... it's refreshing, I think, unlike someone whose every word is measured, like most in that arena. She is an angry person who speaks up for what's (IMHO)right, whether it's a gay issue or the war in Iraq.

She's totally Type A heart attack material, though. Hope she's keeping a check on that.

Posted by duncan | May 25, 2007 11:04 PM

Elizabeth is pregnant with George Bush's Baby.

Posted by Laura Bush | May 25, 2007 11:24 PM

Rosie should have shot the combat-avoiding right wing byotch. With a 50 cal.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 25, 2007 11:44 PM

I agree with #8 and #11. I'm sad for Rosie that she lost someone she thought was a friend, and I'm sad for me that I won't get to see her on The View anymore. But even still, I can't blame her for taking off early. The media has seemingly gone into overdrive trying to maker her into Satan and push her off the air.

Here's hoping she'll be back with her own show soon.

Posted by sam | May 25, 2007 11:45 PM

as dumb and annoying and lapdog loyal elizabeth hasselbeck is, she can't talk/whine if her mouth is filled with my johnson.

Posted by c | May 26, 2007 12:29 AM

So typical that a JEW would say something like that!

Posted by Someone | May 26, 2007 12:29 AM

Rosie is not unlike Oprah in the sense that she can be forgiven most anything because of her kindness and generousity. Rosie once said, "If you're on some list of the world's richest people it means that you aren't giving away enough money." How could anyone find fault in someone who sincerely possesses that sensibility?

Frankly, I'm a little puzzled that she causes such controvery. Some people really, really dislike her, but many more love her for who she is and what she does. She's about peace and families and children.

During her talk show days, she tried to get reasonable gun control measures passed in Washington and she was crucified.

The people who still like Bush find her repugnant, of course.

I was watching a doc last night about comedians and one of the comedians said he could understand very wealthy people who supported Bush, but he couldn't understand Bush supporters who weren't zillionaires. They were like the girl who blows a has-been star making an appearance at a county fair thinking that if she does, the has-been is going to take her away from this small, rat-shit town. But he won't. He doesn't care about the girl. He doesn't care about what in her best interest. He wants the blow job, his paycheck, perks for his posse, and then he moves on.

So go ahead hating poor old, kind-hearted Rosie, you guys. Keep supporting the guy who doesn't really give a fucking shit what happens to you or your sons and daughters.

Posted by Bauhaus | May 26, 2007 9:45 AM

Oh Pleeeez, just cuz I'm gay and think that the Bush administration is the most obnoxious one in history doesn't mean that I wouldn't find Rosie repugnant. She is abrasive and mean.
She sunk to a gutter level when she insinuated that Britain and the U.S. orchestrated the Iranians to seize those British marines. Perhaps most pathetic was her Building No. 7 conspiracy theory.
At the most, she is entertainingly provocative.
Without a doubt her most vulgar episode was when she groped her crotch talking about Donald Trump and said “eat me” when she emceed that Young Women in Journalism event at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Then when Barbara Walters buried her face in her hands Rosie humiliated her saying “Oh there’s Barbara with her face going down.”
I do feel sorry for her. She’s disturbed and headed for a complete breakdown.

Posted by raindrop | May 26, 2007 10:30 AM

I thoroughly agree with the Bauhaus post @#17. I don't always agree with Rosie, and I think she sometimes does the left more harm than good when she goes way out on a limb with her rhetoric. Even when what she says is completely justified, I think she should be more careful in how she says it because it's a given that the right wing will twist it into a sound bite that their brainless sheep will bleat over and over again. However, I truly appreciate Rosie's bravery, her empathy, her passion, and above all, her history of putting her money where her mouth is.

Somehow, I think with Rosie gone, we'll hear less about Hasselbeck--at least I hope. Maybe she and Ann Coulter could do a show together, where she could be Skipper to Coulter's Evil Barbie, since that's the role she seems so capable of filling.

And just a side note from my personal experience: I work for a live children's show, and when Rosie & Elisabeth (together, BTW) came backstage for a little meet & greet with the performers, Rosie (with her partner Kelli and 2 very well-behaved sweet children in tow) was the one who went out of her way to compliment the actors on their performance, while Hasselbeck (no husband in sight) only wanted to wrangle her squirmy kid into a photo op. O'Donnell's family values are the ones I wish more people would emulate.

Posted by Cowgirl | May 26, 2007 12:36 PM

Rosies Family values? emulate? eeeewwww, yuck.

Posted by summertime | May 26, 2007 2:58 PM

Post #20 - by Summertime: "Rosies Family values? emulate? eeeewwww, yuck"

Just goes to show ya, folks - even assholes read Dan Savage.

Rosie's family values are THE model for any family - which just KILLS assholes like that one. And Rosie's approach to being gay AND in public life is ALSO a model to be emulated. No holds barred, no apologies made, she is out and proud and NORMAL. Opinionated? Yup. Outspoken? Yup. Compassionate, generous (to a fault), kind hearted? Yup Yup Yup. She made every episode of the View she was on crackle with the electricity of a REAL person. DayTime TV has lost a champion. The GLBT Community as a whole has lost a true champion. I join all those others who look forward to Rosie announcing a new TV venture soon - and I, for one, hope it's scheduled against The View. Poetic Justice, indeed.

Posted by FScott | May 26, 2007 5:02 PM

the good news is that some early studies have shown that stress hormones released while a woman is pregnant might predispose the fetus to turning into a homo. let's hope america's conservative highs chool prom royalty gives birth to america's gayest liberal.

Posted by m.p.w. | May 26, 2007 8:39 PM

It's a shame that Rosie's view will no longer be center stage on The View. She will be missed by many as she was the voice of millions of Americans.

Posted by M Connolly | May 26, 2007 11:53 PM

Why isn't Elisabeth serving in combat units in Iraq along with the Bush twins and Cheney's non-gay daughter?


At least Prince Harry has class.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 27, 2007 2:46 PM

Rosie is an obnoxious Pig.

Good riddance.

Posted by Lets be serious | May 28, 2007 7:16 AM

A better question.

Why have you not served?

Posted by Lets be serious | May 28, 2007 7:17 AM

@24: And you assume they would make it through boot camp?

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