Call Me Kat airs on Thursdays, on Fox.
This week's episode?
Leslie Jordan's Phil was on. He was dating Queen Dicktoria whose non-stage name is Jalen. The queen is very popular and Phil was jealous and insecure. He began trying to spend every non-working minute with Jalen. And it was too much. He was falling asleep at work, he was tired all the time.
Jalen finally had to tell him he couldn't go out, that he was more of a homebody unlike party guy Phil. Phil was relieved and they were going to couch for awhile.
The gang went to see Queen Dicktoria's show and Carter was upset because no one came onto him at the drag club. He thought he would be catnip. Fortunately, when the gang went back, Carter did get a compliment and it made his day.
Max and Kat were part of the gang at the drag club, of course. But they were also the main story. They were trying to get some time together, watching a movie, etc. But? Every time Slyvia would interrupt and Kat would have to go help her regardless of the time or what she was doing.
Because Sylvia's going blind. Remember that? It was not a storyline we needed in a good year. In a season where Phil will soon die (Leslie Jordan died last month in real life), we really don't need this storyline.
At one point, Max told Sylvia it was too much for Kat. Sylvia's solution? She's thinking of moving into assisted living. Kat didn't want that but then her dead father appeared to her and now she's okay with whatever Sylvia wants.
If I didn't note it already, Vikie Lawrence will be on at least one episode playing Phil's mother. The two worked together on The Cool Kids.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot;"
“Today, we took a step forward in our fight to give millions of loving couples the certainty, dignity, and respect that they need and deserve. A bipartisan coalition of Senators stood with the overwhelming majority of Americans who support marriage equality. We came together to move the Respect for Marriage Act forward and give the millions of Americans in same-sex and interracial marriages the certainty that they will continue to enjoy the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities afforded to all other marriages,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am proud to have worked across the aisle to earn broad, bipartisan support for this legislation, and look forward to making marriage equality the law of the land.”
Last month, two developments ended the paralysis that has gripped Iraqi politics since the general elections in October 2021. One, the divide between the Kurds ended with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) reluctantly withdrawing its insistence on nominating the country’s President and accepting the claim of its rival, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), to put forward its own candidate, Abdul Latif Rashid.
Once Mr. Rashid was approved as President with majority support in Parliament on October 13, he nominated Mohammed Shia al-Sudani as Prime Minister. On October 27, Mr. al-Sudani obtained parliamentary approval for himself and his cabinet. Thus, after three years of care-taker administrations, there is finally an elected government in Baghdad, though few believe there will be peace in the country.
Sunnis traded their support for a promise that, once in power, the new prime minister would withdraw pro-Iran Shia militias, known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), from Sunni-dominated provinces in the northwest.
Al Sudani agreed, and also vowed to issue a general pardon that would open the door for the rehabilitation of the mostly-Sunni ISIS fighters.
Tensions between the two main Kurdish ruling parties in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are worsening in the aftermath of the assassination of a counter-terrorism officer.
Hawkar Abdullah Rasoul, known as Hawkar Jaff, a former colonel in the ranks of PUK's Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG), was killed in the capital city of Erbil on 7 October after a sticky bomb attached to his vehicle detonated. The KDP accuses its rival party, the PUK, of being behind the killing.
Bafl Talabani, PUK's president, during an interview with Rudaw Kurdish satellite channel aired on Tuesday night, said that as a consequence of the killing arrest warrants have been issued by an Erbil court against himself and his brother, Qubad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The Biden administration has made it clear to Iraq's new prime minister that it will not work with ministers and senior officials who are affiliated with Shiite militias the U.S. has designated as terrorist organizations, two sources briefed on the issue told me.
Why it matters: Mohammed Shia al-Sudani became the prime minister after he was endorsed by the pro-Iranian factions in the Iraqi parliament, known as the Coordination Framework. These factions include some Shiite militias on the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations list.
- Still, the U.S. plans to largely work with and give the new Iraqi government and al-Sudani a chance, as Axios recently reported.
- Iraq is a key partner for the Biden administration in the region, with many U.S. security and economic interests that need to be preserved.
State of play: The Biden administration has already decided it will not work with the minister of higher education, Naim al-Aboudi, who is a member of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), a Shiite militia that is funded by Iran and was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the two sources said.
- The U.S. is also concerned about Rabee Nader, who was appointed to head the Iraqi prime minister's press office. Nader worked in the past for media outlets affiliated AAH and with the Kata’ib Hezbollah — a Shiite militia designated by the U.S. as a terror group.
Behind the scenes: U.S. ambassador to Iraq Alina Romanowski has met with al-Sudani five times since he took office less than three weeks ago, according to the two sources.
- The sources said Romanowski told al-Sudani the U.S. policy regarding engagement with government ministers and officials who are connected to militias. The same message was conveyed to the Iraqi government by other Biden administration officials.
- The White House declined to comment on diplomatic engagements with the Iraqi government.
Let's close with BROS -- and I told you they were going to move the DVD and BLURAY release up.