‘9-1-1 Lone Star,’ Give Me a Break. Please.

 

This is RightAngles, TV Reporter, here to save you some time. Do not bother to watch the new Fox show 9-1-1 Lone Star unless you want to end up throwing things at your TV. I admit I may have been predisposed to disliking this show because in the trailer they flew the Texas flag upside-down, but I think my initial gut reaction proved to be correct. So without further ado, here is my reaction to this over-the-top mishmash of SJW causes.

My first clue was when with the opening credits barely finished, we learn that New York Fire Capt. Rob Lowe’s son, also a fireman, is gay. I mean they just could not wait to stick that in there. Lowe is sent to Austin to repopulate a firehouse where everyone died in an explosion, and they tell him diversity is paramount (what?). As a result, we see him interviewing a paramedic in a hijab (he hires her even though she has 11 reprimands on her record), a black trans person (a twofer!), a basic Brown Guy who has failed the written exam four times (he hires him too), gay men, etc., etc. I mean is this the Fire Department or the SJW Cavalcade?

I don’t know about you, but if my house is on fire I want a 120-pound woman in a hijab with a record of not following orders and whose scarf is blowing around getting in her eyes and a trans person who’s checking to see if I’m a bigot before saving me.

One woman calls 911 because her Mexican neighbors were making some kind of disturbance, and the firefighters arrest her (citizen’s arrest) for being a racist. (No idea why they sent the fire department for a noisy piñata party) She starts having breathing trouble so they think she’s having a heart attack (who could blame her?). Before helping her, a fireman says “I should tell you I’m gay” (why?), and she recoils a little so the trans one bends down to help and says “And I’m trans.” When the woman is in respiratory distress! Excuse me?

In one pilot, they managed to pack in all that plus an opioid overdose, a learning disability, PTSD, and an illegal Mexican kid with asthma who is saved in the street by paramedic Liv Tyler, whose face is so puffed up with fillers that she looks like an alien. She tells the dad he needs an inhaler, and the dad says no insurance because he’s afraid of being deported, so she gives him her card and says she’s “with a group who doesn’t ask questions.” Why aren’t we mad at the irresponsible dad who put the kid in this situation?

And did I mention Lowe’s character is a metrosexual? In a locker room scene with all the firemen wearing only towels, he stands in front of the mirror and lets them all in on his skincare secrets, including the importance of exfoliating and moisturizing. Begone, Toxic Masculinity! He also goes for regular hair treatments so he won’t go bald. Oh, and he has cancer due to being a 911 first responder, and he tells his doctor he’s not sure if he wants this new cancer treatment that can prolong his life because he’ll lose his hair. “This is my look,” he says to her. Priorities, I tells ya!

Obviously we also have two men kissing. And this does not mean I have animosity toward gay people. I don’t. I have animosity toward sanctimonious TV writers who think they’re more sophisticated and intelligent than I am so they have to shove every social cause down my throat until I vote Democrat. We also have of course the requisite interracial couple, which is usually a white man with a black wife because the other way around makes black women mad.

Well, you know what, this whole stupid show made me mad, and a spinoff from the already woke enough 9-1-1 was not necessary. I want to be entertained, not yelled at.

For these reasons and for flying the Texas flag upside-down (which may have been on purpose. “Look at us! Stickin’ it to The Man!” but it may have been just ignorance), Two Thumbs Down.

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  1. JosePluma Thatcher
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    I work closely with the real Austin EMS and have gone on ride-a-longs on the trucks.  The sad thing is that the department is pretty diverse already without having sassy Muslims, self-mutilators, gay black dyslexics, or talking cats.  Of course the white guy with perfect teeth (despite having cancer) is the one in charge.   The sad part is that it’s filmed in LA; you don’t really get to see the real character of Austin (good and bad).

    Paramedic joke:

    “What if you were putting the pads on and saw the guy had “DNR” tattooed on his chest?”

    “Unless it’s notarized, I don’t think that’s a legal document.”

    “Yea, what if it turned out his girlfriend was named Debra Nicole Rodriguez?”

     

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  2. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):
    Rightfromthestart

    The thing with leftists is that they have no limiting principal, they never think, ‘That’s enough, let’s not push it’ or ‘No, this is too much, it’s over the top ‘ . That’s why they never speak in exact numbers , it’s always just ‘more’. College admissions, food stamps, welfare, immigration, health insurance for illegals, on and on ,you name it , MORE, MORE. 

    Samuel Gompers, a lefty labor leader in his day, was asked by a news reporter what he wanted. He responded, “More.” Some things have stayed the same. 

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  3. Henry Castaigne Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.  

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  4. RightAngles Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

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  5. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    Much appreciated – I will definitely avoid it.

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  6. Zafar Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

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  7. Clavius Thatcher
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

    Which, unfortunately, they don’t.

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  8. RightAngles Member
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    Clavius (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

    Which, unfortunately, they don’t.

    Well I don’t know the numbers on this, but I’d think their natural home would be the Republican party.

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  9. Clavius Thatcher
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Clavius (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

    Which, unfortunately, they don’t.

    Well I don’t know the numbers on this, but I’d think their natural home would be the Republican party.

    This Pew study has them solidly Democratic.

    https://www.people-press.org/2018/03/20/1-trends-in-party-affiliation-among-demographic-groups/

     

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  10. RightAngles Member
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    Clavius (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Clavius (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

    Which, unfortunately, they don’t.

    Well I don’t know the numbers on this, but I’d think their natural home would be the Republican party.

    This Pew study has them solidly Democratic.

    https://www.people-press.org/2018/03/20/1-trends-in-party-affiliation-among-demographic-groups/

     

    Thanks, I guess we have some work to do.

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  11. Jon1979 Inactive
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    Clavius (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Clavius (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    They hate all pro sports. I’m surprised they haven’t marched in protest that the NBA doesn’t have enough Asians. They hate supermodels too, and they try to get people to see them as “freaks of nature” or stupid.

    They also don’t consider Asians as people-of-color since they are doing very well in American society. The left is always against who is successful. That’s probably why they side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.

    So true. They kicked them out of the Victimhood Group because they don’t fit the narrative that immigrants and minorities can’t succeed in this horrible racist country.

    That must be why Asian Americans trend Republican.

    Which, unfortunately, they don’t.

    Well I don’t know the numbers on this, but I’d think their natural home would be the Republican party.

    This Pew study has them solidly Democratic.

    https://www.people-press.org/2018/03/20/1-trends-in-party-affiliation-among-demographic-groups/

     

    A lot of that has to do with the high percentage of Asians, especially first- and second-generation arrivals, living in urban areas. If you want to get into politics and be part of the power structure — or have anyone listen to you — you’re going to become part of the Democratic coalition. Asians in areas outside the urban centers, like the Vietnamese along the Texas Gulf Coast, tend to be more split or lean Republican.

    The interesting thing going forward is how long a lot of Asian groups will stay solidly Democrat in the current era of identity politics, when they know the bulk of the party treats them as honorary white males (i.e., if the Democratic hierarchy in New York running the academic high schools, or the progressives at Harvard, keep trying to make sure your kids don’t get into the schools, how long do you keep voting for politicians who want you and your children to fail?)

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  12. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    https://www.statesman.com/news/20200130/we-asked-real-austin-firefighters-what-they-thought-of-9-1-1-lone-star

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  13. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    I just had to give this a look out of pure morbid curiosity. Wow! It really is a SJW tour de force! The cause of the explosion that kills the entire fire department wasn’t mentioned. The culprit is a stereotypical, overweight, just-past-middle-age, Trump-supporting security guard who is so ignorant he places a burrito wrapped in tinfoil into the microwave! He proceeds to toss the flaming burrito into a trash can which immediately topples over and spreads the fire. What hilarious rubbish!

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