On Tonight: Republican National Convention, Wild Justice and Stars Earn Stripes

What are you watching on Monday night?

August 27


Dirk Langeveld is filling in for Elissa Bass while she is on vacation. She will resume this column on Aug. 28.

Republican National Convention, 8 p.m., PBS

Live coverage of the convention’s first night in Tampa. I wonder if we’ll see Ron Paul at a foldout table, asking delegates for a few minutes of their time.

Wild Justice, 8 p.m., Nat Geo

“A wild rave is shut down in Sequoia National Forest.” Aw c’mon narc, we were just trying to, you know, appreciate the splendors of nature ‘n stuff. And maybe chuck some glowsticks at squirrels.

Stars Earn Stripes, 9 p.m., NBC

A unique way to show what American troops go through or an insulting charade that approaches warfare like a game show. Take your pick. 

Bill Keane August 27, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Erskine Bowles, President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff has an opinion about Paul Ryan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zItICO4iS0Y
Bob Fawkes August 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Steve, There'd be no need to "drasically change" Medicare and Social Security if a politician with balls would stand up to the military industrial complex and bring our troops home from the 120 or so countries we now militarily occupy and exploit. When will this colonialism end? At least $1 TRILLION per year wasted on War, even as Ryan-Romney want to waste EVEN MORE more on endless Wars and air conditioned strip malls for US soldiers in Afghanistan, etc. Where's the Pentagon's "shared sacrifice"? Some unfortunate's heart was harvested so that Cheney could keep racking in the bucks a couple of years more. When will it end?
Steve Bristol August 27, 2012 at 09:15 PM
It's not a zero sum game. Look what happened when The Pentagon was slashed as a "peace-time dividend." We ended up with a seriously depleted military that was so lacking in human intel that it helped lead to the attacks on US soil and is STILL behind the curve. The Soviet block was forced to become second rate because Reagan knew the value of might. It even ended up leading to the collapse of the Iron Curtain...would you say that wasn't important? It sure wouldn't have happened had we not been the force we were. Isolationism has never worked. It wouldn't work now, either. Steve
Stephen King August 28, 2012 at 02:37 AM
The value of might has a price on its people (bullets over butter). The brinkmanship between the US and the Soviet Union was merely a fight over the influence of other countries where socio/economic interests played. The Soviets couldn't compete once China became a major trading partner with the US and began backing our deficit spending.
Steve Bristol August 28, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Stephen The lack of might ALSO exacts a price on the people. Steve B.


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