Quote of the Day:

I’m having a good Friday, so I refuse to talk about the Kardashians. You are on your own, Amy. I can’t do it, I’ve had enough Kardashians! I can’t take any more Kardashian stories on this show!

–Florida news anchor John Brown before he stormed off a live-broadcast rather than report that Kylie Jenner's new bunny is named Bruce

And he's even named John Brown, after the famous abolitionist whose exploits are celebrated in song and literature!

John Brown, may you begin the process of freeing us from this unwholesome cultural obsession with the Kardashians!

Surely, all decent people can agree that it is a cultural nadir when Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, spends the evening of the GOP debate In Los Angeles with the Kardashians.

Yes, while the GOP candidates were slugging it out in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton was doing this:

Variety reported that Clinton was at the home of Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. About 225 people paid $2,700 each to attend, the campaign said. She took the requisite selfies with Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West, as well as a photo with Kardashian West's "momager," Kris Jenner. . . .

Kardashian West has already come out in favor of Clinton: Last month, the author of selfie book "Selfish" said "I hope so" when asked whether she thought Clinton should be the first female president.

 I'm an ex-gossip columnist so I am not automatically opposed to a dollop of the cheesy. But like Mr. Brown I've had enough of the Kardashians. It's true that I can't keep their names straight, if you'll pardon the expression, but I've still had my fill.

The Kardashiabns are manufactured celebrities: they have done very little to be famous other than being famous. But that's okay with me. Everybody has to make a buck and, if the Karsashians can do it with reality shows, fine.

The real guilt lies with the nonjudgmental cultural commentators who are unwilling to recognize how profoundly disturbing the Kardashians'  behavior is to normal, middle class Americans who are trying to make ends meet in this lousy economy that doesn't touch the glitterati.

When Dad appears on the cover of Vanity Fair in women's apparel, it is not "awesome." It is a cry for better ratings.

Ditto Kim's two weddings, profitably broadcast as reality TV shows. Her first marriage was almost shorter than the reality show so we wish Kim and Kanye West a longer marriage. And pray that the children will grow up and forgive their parents for their weird names.

Update: Unlike his famous namesake, Mr. Brown the lesser has apologized for his outburst.

Meanwhile, please enjoy the selfies of the Democratic frontrunner and Kim Kardashian West.