Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers dead at 81

I got the news alert earlier today on my iPhone. Very sorry to hear this. Joan wasn’t just a famous comedian. She was very active in her support of Israel, and involved in several charitable causes. She was also one of the very few, rare, Jewish Republicans in HollyWEIRD…in a town where over 95% of them are extremely liberal Dems. Thanks for the laughs, Joan. R.I.P

Robin Williams dead at 63 in suspected suicide

Robin Williams dead at 63 in suspected suicide

I never understand when gazillionaire HollyWEIRD celebs feel the need to commit suicide.  Robin leaves his third wife and a few kids behind.  What a disappointment.   Awful..  I grew up watching Mork & Mindy, and even wrote Robin Williams as a little kid..and he (or his agency) sent me a signed post card back in return.  Robin was very gifted indeed, and I’m sorry to hear this sad news..  Thanks for the smiles Robin.  R.I.P.

Robin Williams back at rehab facility to ‘fine-tune’ sobriety

Robin Williams back at rehab facility to ‘fine-tune’ sobriety

I’m a big fan of Robin, all the way back to his “Mork” days…and wish him the very best.  Truly.  That said, Robin has a LONG and storied past with cocaine (he used to party with John Belushi in the ’70s.  Nuff said) and alcohol.  So, this is far from his first trip to rehab.  Ironically (or hypocritically, as the case may be), Robin has made poking fun at conservatives with similar foibles a big part of his act both in stand up and on the silver screen.  Normally this would be fair game.  But, given his colorful past (including very recent past) of substance abuse, multiple marriages, and so on..  he might consider thinking of other less brazenly hypocritical topics…especially when he gives those on HIS side of the political fence a free pass.  Just a thought..