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January 12, 2006

"Nearly 20" Women Protest Cable Carrier's Dropping of Lifetime Network

Nearly 20? When you're under 20, do you really have to round up to the nearest 10?


Nearly 20 supporters of anti-violence and women's advocacy groups held a brief rally today at Civic Center Park, to protest against EchoStar yanking the Lifetime channel off of its Dish Network.

"It's about getting our message to (EchoStar founder and chairman) Charlie Ergen," said Rita Smith, executive director of the Denver-based National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "This isn't about 15 seconds at 1 a.m. The information (Lifetime provides) is critically important to women's lives and they need to get back on the air."

The critical information they need? How does Meredith Baxter-Birney rescue her kidnapped daughter from her abusive ex-husband while dealing with the recovered memories of her college-age rape and tracking down the culprit in order to confront him while also being abducted herself by a stalker and meanwhile juggling her glamorous careers as a prosecutor, marketing executive, and full-time mom whose youngest son died due to SIDS but finds out her real baby was switched at birth in the hospital and whose nights are haunted by dreams of the "child who wasn't there."

Thanks to Brian.

Professional Funny: Sent by Amish--

Jim Gaffigan:

"My favorite channel is the Lifetime channel because Lifetime is "Television for women. Lifetime, television for women." Yet for some reason, there's always a woman getting beaten on that network. "Meredith Baxter gets beaten by a rod, in the Lifetime Original, Rod."

It's funny, not because it's funny to think about Meredith Baxter-Birney being beaten by a rod, but because it's true.

Meredith Baxter-Birney being beaten by a rod is hot. I mean, not a big, heavy rod. Just a slim one. Like a car antenna. Something that'll sting just so.

Don't judge me. You'd all still tap Elyse.

"Men Don't Tell" -- A Lifetime Original Movie: Any man who gets his ass kicked by Judith Light is not a man.

Who's the boss? I'll show you who's the boss, blondie.

Thanks to Ken Wheaton for that silliness.

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