December 25 2007

Dr. Phil

Dr. PhilCan we all just agree that Oprah must be stopped from picking any more protégés?

I was perusing TV Squad today and came across this amazing nugget of info.

During a holiday party in Beverly Hills this past weekend, Dr. Phil told People magazine that Lynne Spears, mother to Britney and recently pregnant, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn, is a “great and dedicated mother”. He admits that things aren’t looking up for her right now (ya think?), but McGraw adds that the Spears matriarch has her feet firmly on the ground and that she is turning to her faith for strength in this situation. In fact, Lynne told her friend Dr. Phil that they are turning to prayer to get past this all. No offense, but she must be praying nearly 24 hours a day.

Okay, look, everyone is entitled to their opinion, no argument there, but… she’s a great mother?

Dr. Phil has annoyed me for years, but nowhere to the degree of Rachael Ray (if you don’t know of my hatred for her… you must be new here), so I have always left him alone.  This, however, is SO monumentally stupid, you just have to go “huh?”

And seeing as both Dr. Phil and Satan’s daughter Rachael Ray are the spawns of Oprah… I don’t get where she finds these people.  Dr. Phil and his “down home” hokum psychology has always annoyed me, and to call Lynn Spears a “good mother”?  She let her 16-year old daughter move in with her boyfriend… yeah… good mother there, Phil.  Why don’t you go spout off some analogy about coyotes, as you are want to do, and go away.

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General Rants


  • Kinda makes you want to think twice about Senator B. Hussein Obama. Oprah’s people picker isn’t that swell.

  • Mark – Not to mention the woman she picked for the South African school that abused th children… the book A Million Little Pieces… Oprah’s track record is shoddy at best.

  • Jo

    I read her magazine only, for the fashion tips, etc – not for her. But saying this woman is good at being a mother is like saying the Pope is a Baptist. Crediability is shot all over the place. Or, they are relying on the fact that there are tons of robot viewers of these tv shows that don’t/won’t think for themselves. The Hollywood elite believe we are all sheep and they are the shepherd.

  • You’re not going to comment on the cheap tactic of those (like your first commenter) who don’t like Barack Obama so they refer to him as “B. Hussein Obama” in a weak attempt to draw a connection between Saddam Hussein and Barack Obama? It’s an attempt to smear by (a non-existent) association.

    If people don’t like him, that’s fine, but that’s not about political disagreement. It’s a childish attempt to sway the ignorant in a childish fashion and far worse than Oprah’s crappy choice of celebrities to showcase on her show. It’s also far more indicative of a larger problem in America where people resort to the shallowest attempts to influence voters rather than engage in intelligent discourse over issues.

  • Jo – I just avoid Oprah in general… I find it makes me a lot happier.

  • Shari – It’s Obama’s name. If someone wants to use his full name, that’s their choice. In general I try to avoid political discussions here, but if someone wants to use a candidates full name, what am I supposed to do? If I say, “No, you can’t use Obama’s full name, you also can’t use John Sidney McCain III, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, Willard Mitt Romney…” I’m not going to dictate name usage.