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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:08 PM

Gen. Wesley Clark jumps the shark

A dumb reality show with the quitter's secessionist husband - I guess the general has given up on being a serious force in politics.
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sarah Palin's husband Todd will compete against Laili Ali, Dean Cain, former NFL player Terry Crews and others in NBC's upcoming reality competition "Stars Earn Stripes," the network said Tuesday. The network also revealed that former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO Wesley Clark will co-host the series with "Entertainment Tonight" personality Samantha Harris.

On the series, which premieres on NBC with a two-hour episode on August 13, competitors will face off at a remote training facility as they take on missions inspired by actual military exercises. Paired up with "operatives" who formerly served in the armed forces or in a law-enforcement agency, the contestants will compete for cash prizes for military, veterans and first responder-based charities.

"I am thrilled to join ‘Stars Earn Stripes' as host and look forward to watching the celebrity cast members test themselves as they step up to take on these tough challenges," Clark said of the hosting stint. "This new series pays tribute to members of our dedicated armed forces and civil law enforcement and I know that the winnings, which will be donated to first-responder charity and veterans' groups, will make a difference and send an important message."

The full list of competitors includes boxing champion Ali (who'll compete for Military Child Education Coalition); "Lois & Clark" star Cain (competing for the Wounded Warrior Project); Crews (playing for the Pat Tillman Foundation); Palin (whose charity is the Armed Services YMCA Alaska); singer Nick Lachey (competing for the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation); Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street (playing for Hiring Our Heroes); "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince (playing for Got Your 6); and WWE diva Eva Torres (competing for the USO).

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-starsearnstripes-wesleyclarkbre85i1mt-20120619,0,643600.story

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Reply Gen. Wesley Clark jumps the shark (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jun 2012 OP
choie Jun 2012 #1
Enrique Jun 2012 #2
WillyT Jun 2012 #3
tabasco Jun 2012 #17
Xipe Totec Jun 2012 #4
PufPuf23 Jun 2012 #5
marasinghe Jun 2012 #6
cigsandcoffee Jun 2012 #7
DavidDvorkin Jun 2012 #10
dionysus Jun 2012 #8
Raine Jun 2012 #9
ellenfl Jun 2012 #11
pacalo Jun 2012 #19
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2012 #20
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #12
lib2DaBone Jun 2012 #13
H2O Man Jun 2012 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #15
KT2000 Jun 2012 #16
tabasco Jun 2012 #18
lpbk2713 Jun 2012 #21
JonLP24 Jun 2012 #22
Nye Bevan Jun 2012 #23
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #24

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:12 PM

1. oh my god

That's just embarrassing.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. i'm trying to figure out who might watch this

military people? Dean Cain diehards?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:18 PM

3. Hey Now... Would You Be Happier If He Became A Lobbyist For Lockheed Martin ???

Hmmm...


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Response to WillyT (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:09 PM

17. Excellent point. n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:22 PM

4. Jump the barracuda.... nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

5. I once had a high opinion of Clark (would have been my candidate)

despite a personal bias against those with a military background.

Never watched a reality TV show and haven't had a TV for over a year (easy as I grew up and went through most of college without TV).

The USA is missing more than Joe DiMaggio.

I hope the Pat Tillman Foundation wins though think Tillman was a fool tool that grew wise too late and grieve for his family.

TV is our enemy. Watch out for the slime from your video please.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:30 PM

6. on the plus side, he finally seems to be getting the hang of the US political process;

.... a cross between Barnum & Bailey and the Circus Maximus.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:32 PM

7. He needs dough like anyone. n/t

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Response to cigsandcoffee (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:42 PM

10. His retirement pay should be quite good.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:35 PM

8. and having a job is bad because....

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:42 PM

9. "Stars"?? equals Tawd Palin??? WTF

this is WRONG on so many levels!!! Still at least Clark is opting this route instead of being a slimey lobbiest or working for Goldman Sachs. Its a sad end but at least he hasn't sold himself totally out to corporate whoredom the way most do.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 PM

11. i doubt he needs a job. imo, he's doing it for the beneficiaries. eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:32 PM

19. +1. Looks like a good way to give back to military families.

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:44 PM

20. They did lay some good causes out in front of him.

I can see it being hard from his perspective to say 'no' just because it's a game show.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:59 PM

12. What the....?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:01 PM

13. After 10 years of failed war.. it's getting harder to wave the flag and stir Nationalism....

 

They have to convince the 18-somethings to join the military. They need warm bodies for the war machine.. it's that simple. (same tactics used by Cigarette Companies over the years)

Wiith Cheap-to-produce programs featuring people like Sarah Palin, Biggest Loser, Eva Torres, etc, they can continue to suck the young and stupid and un-aware into the war machine and continue to support the World Bankers and their Grip on society.

These recruits will be headed off to war in in the Mideast and will promptly be KILLED by roadside bombs.

But that wont matter.. they will pump up a few country songs like Lee Greenwood ,and the masses will continue to march to the tune of death in support of Exxon-Mobil, Big Banks, Big Pharma and Big Military.

Like Sunny and Cher said YEARS ago... "The Beat goes ON.."

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:05 PM

14. No biggie.

Hope Laila Ali wins.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:06 PM

15. Whatever possessed him to get involved in such a trashy enterprise?

Very disappointing.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:06 PM

16. Not such a big deal

He is very identified with his military career and loves to educate the public about what it means to be in the armed forces. He evaluated military actions when he was a consultant for CNN.
Of course civilian "celebrities" will will make a mess of things and that will give Clark an opprtunity to explain proper military behavior. It might be interesting to those who never served in the military and those who have.

My bet is that he has given up on the political gridlock and has retired his political ambitions.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:12 PM

18. I hope he has fun and makes a lot money

He's a brilliant man.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:45 PM

21. NBC must be in serious trouble.




It sounds like they are hard pressed for programming ideas.

Stars?? Give me a break.


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:48 PM

22. Should be interesting

Terry Crews can be hilarious.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:49 PM

23. Well, George Galloway appeared on Celebrity Big Brother

and now he's back in Parliament.

I wouldn't at all be surprised to see John Edwards doing Dancing With the Stars, or Celebrity Boxing, as part of his route back to redemption.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:19 AM

24. the whole phenomenon of reality TV needs to die horribly, imo

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