WHAT THE HELL? Melinda Doolittle just got sent home on American Idol. Knock my big ass over with a feather. Mindy Doo was assumed to be the shoe-in and the question was whether or not it would be smug ass Blake or Amazonian teen Jordin. After an hour of tedium, Jordin was told she had made it to the finale. I had a bad feeling at that moment and sure enough, Blake was safe and Mindy was gone. She'll have a huge career anyway, but Blake surely did not deserve to go to the finale. While I'm not a huge fan of Jordin either, I've predicted her to win in my office pool and baby needs the cash. Go Jordin!

Speaking of cash, when I was headed out to work this morning my car was making this high pitch squealing noise. After taking it to the shop, the prognosis was a busted cooling fan. The cost: $432. Sigh. A new car, which I really can't afford, is in my near future. I'm tired of throwing money at my hoopty.

As a first here at Modern Confessional, I'm awarding a posthumous Homophobe of the Week award to the late, not great, Jerry Falwell. There should be a special place in hell for this bigoted, greedy, old man. This was the nut who told America that the Teletubbies would make your kids gay. And before you take me to task for revelling in the death of another, let me remind you of some of his oeuvre:

"(9/11 is the result of) throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen."

"AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would be like an Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharaoh's charioteers."

"AIDS is God's punishment to gays."

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."

Burn, Jerry, burn.


Jennifer said…
I am beyond stunned that Melinda is gone. Blake is nothing but a beatboxin' pussy. I hope Jordin creams him in the finale.
Collin said…
Honey, I hear ya. Mindy Doo wasn't even in the bottom three a single time the whole season and then suddenly she goes home? This shit is rigged.
who's jerry falwell?
Collin said…
^That's what I want to hear from future generations. His "message" should be forgotten and considered nothing more than the ravings of a lunatic.
WHAT THE HELL is right.

She was too good, too sophisticated, for American Idol.

Sad to see her go. But I didn't vote. I never do. It's all entertainment (or supposed to be), and I'm so glad I got a chance to be introduced to her. I'll be first in line to buy her new CD. I wouldn't buy one from anyone else this season, except maybe Lakisha.
PS: Jerry Falwell and his family must be so very happy that he is now with his god.
Peter said…
Dean and I are blown away that Melinda went home.

Ah well, she should get a great record deal, and have the last laugh.
jenni said…
What?! Unbelievable. Blake better not win.

as far as Jerry gores:

ding, dong, the witch . . .
Collin said…
Kate, I have a feeling that the god Jerry was expecting wasn't who met him up at the gate.
Rachel Mallino said…
heh, you know my sentiments already re: the big J. Burn mf'er, BURN!!!!
Anonymous said…
I cannot fucking believe Melinda was sent home. I was screaming at the tv. I am way to caugh up in this show and I blame you.

Clare said…
Holy crap I just totally saw your subject heading and now I am spoiled for tomorrow lol! I can't believe Melinda got sent home. I was so sure it was going to be her and Jordin in the final.

Well out of Jordin and Blake I would much rather Jordin won. Big shocker there!!
Mary G said…
Be sure to read Christopher Hitchens on slate.com about Falwell


and this from bustedhalo.com


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