Friday, May 25, 2007

Roseanne and Rosie Redux

Erica directed me towards this interesting little article; a tale in which her harsh anti-Jewish invective caused even the most liberal of rabbis to walk away in disgust:

Rabbi Arthur Waskow had heard enough.

The left-wing activist and Jewish Renewal rabbi was slated to face off via telephone with media personality Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on comedian Roseanne Barr’s radio show last week. But after a lengthy lead-in during which Barr and her co-host/boyfriend, Johnny Argent, let loose a torrent of invective against Judaism, Jewish identity and religion in general, Waskow decided he was no longer interested in participating.
By the time the pair tried to put Waskow on the air, the rabbi had hung up.

In a mass-e-mail titled “Why I Hung Up the Phone on Roseanne Barr,” the rabbi slammed the hosts’ “foul thought in stupid words.”
“There are plenty of cogent critiques to be made of religion, including Judaism, but this was drivel. Stupid, ignorant, whiney, and hostile all at the same time,” wrote Waskow, director of the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center.

Four best words ever to describe Roseanne Barr: Stupid, ignorant, whiney, and hostile. Geez, add three hundreds pounds, an what an attractive package you have!

I found this point interesting:

Only a year ago, the Kabbalah-practicing Barr had been talking up her desire to have an adult bat mitzvah and joking about wanting to become Israel’s prime minister. Lately, however, Roseanne has taken to dishing out harsh — and sometimes bizarre — critiques of Judaism and Israel.


Roseanne's alleged Judiasm appears strictly trend-based. Jewish mysticism big amongst the Hollywood glitteratti? Then Miss Barr is a Kabbalist, whispering the secrets of the ancients with an in-the-know society including Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Sandra Bernhard, and Brittany Spears (At one point, Spears was ridiculed for getting a Hebrew tattoo on the back of her neck which translated into nothing).
But when Jew-bashing and Israel-hating becomes in vouge again (it never goes out for more than a few seasons, anyway), there is Roseanne again, abandoning her Kabbalistic beliefs and tossing aside her red bracelet for some good old fashioned self-loathing; the kind that the Arab presses gleefully pick up and report (American Jewish Celebrity Renounces Her Satanic Religion, or something of the sort).

Again: “foul thought in stupid words.”

And speaking of foul and stupid, Rosie O'Donnell and her people took a mature approach to her beatdown on The View by Miss Hasselbeck the other day:

ROSIE O'Donnell left "The View" with a bang, not a whimper, following her on-air smackdown with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday.
Yesterday, Rosie's chief writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly escorted from the building after she was caught drawing moustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck that hang in the "View" studios.
The Post's Adam Buckman reports ABC confirmed in a statement only that "photographs at 'The View's' offices were defaced. Rosie O'Donnell was not in the building. ABC Legal and Human Resources are investigating the matter.

There were also rumors O'Donnell was so angry after her argument with Hasselbeck that she trashed her dressing room....

Stupid, ignorant, whiney, and hostile all at the same time...

Rosie and Roseanne - putrid peas in a rotten pod....

And Elisabeth Hasselbeck is my new hero, incidentally - anyone who can drive that wretched b*tch off the air is more than worship-worthy...


Anonymous said...

Rosie has become the archtype of the liberal left - a nonsensical, illogical, drooling idiot who, when is proven wrong by facts or simply cannot get their way, resorts to violence. Rosie's subsequent early departure from the View illustrates a certain "I'm taking my ball and going home" mentality that also exists within the Democratic Left; not unlike th refrain "If Bush wins, I'm moving to Canada".

Roseanne Barr, on the other hand, is irrelevant, and is no doubt sharpening her anti-Judiasm tirades in order to garner the attention she so desperately craves. Don't even waste any bandwith on that mess.

The JerseyNut said...

Oh, Erica!
It is always good to know that Brooklyn is in the house!