Maybe I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Perhaps I’m a little tipsy from the apple juice I drank all throughout the night. But a few random things are going through my mind right now:
(1) When McCain/Palin and their supporters on the right moaned about the unconditional lovefest between Obama and the media, we shrugged it off. But I’ll be doggone if they weren’t right about that. Geez. Between the Obama dog, stories of Barack and Joe eating hamburgers, playing hoop every other day, and the COUNTLESS photos people keep sending me of the President in laid back environments, I’m convinced that the media REALLY IS swooning over Obama. True, he doesn’t embarass this country like George Bush did. True, he’s far more brilliant and socially refined than Bush, McCain, Palin, and most other people on the right are. In that respect, having a President with sense and refinement is refreshing. But how does ANY OF THIS translate into job performance? Bush was the most idiotic president in the history of all civilization, and he was only able to produce bad idea after bad idea. But he was also a “Get stuff done” President. Even if that “stuff” was wrong and destructive, he got it done. If Obama could combine his own intelligence/social grace and Bush’s ability to get stuff done, he’d be the greatest leader in history.
(2) Speaking of the Obama administration’s inability to get stuff done, what exactly does Joe Biden do with his time? God, maybe Sarah Palin’s ignorance of what a Veep does is justified. Honestly Sarah, I dunno either.
(3) Since the Palins are on the brain, David Letterman was wrong with his jokes about the Palins. On his show, he jabbed at the Palins’ recent trip to a New York Yankees game by stating that her 14-year-old was knocked up by Alex Roderigez. For one, I’ve vehemently argued that politician’s families are off limits. Even Bristol Palin (who has become somewhat of a political tool since changing her tune about how realistic abstinence is AFTER she became a paid spokesperson) is off limits for the most part. Sexism and crude behavior is consistent, whether the person being attacked is a liberal or a conservative.
(4) With the recent killing murder of George Tiller and the tragic shooting at the Holocaust Museum in DC, when will certain personalities get their conservative talking heads out of the sand and realize the impact of their rhetoric? No, I’m not blaming them (I don’t know why I can’t seem to convey that point out loud enough). But they HAVE to at least be conscious about what kinds of people are clinging on to their words.
(5) I may be mean and prejudicial by saying this, but I think Amanda Cox, a U.S. college student standing trial for killing her British roommate in Italy, is guilty as hell. I may have been a little less likely to accuse her had she not given conflicting stories of her whereabouts during the killing. Also important to note: a part of her lie conflicting story involved implications that…of course…a black guy could’ve did it. *Shakes my head.*
(6) I just heard that MC Hammer now has a reality show, further cementing my beliefs that God has the worst sense of humor to be found.
(7) I’m wrong for this one too, I know. But I have zero sympathy for the 72-year-old lady who was recently tasered. On the one hand, if a cop can’t handle little old ladies, maybe law enforcement (outside of pencil pushing or working as a dispatcher) is not his thing. But this lady was indeed trippin’ and had had no regard for the law. She got what was coming to her. I’ve seen people (brothas especially) tasered for far less. Equal opportunity tasering, I say.
(8) By his own admission, rapper Kanye West is a “proud non-reader” of books. That’s fine and dandy. If you don’t like reading, that’s on you. But then the ignoramus turns right around and writes a book. Sigh. Negros.
(9) I can’t stand the Lakers. I mean, I really, really, really dislike them.
(10) I’m going to be writing a piece on this soon, but it will be VERY interesting to see how far Obama’s offer of $108 billion to the IMF will go. I get why he wants to do it, but I’m not so sure it’s the right way to go. When I have time to put some substantive thoughts together, I plan to blog about this.
Alright, Unmitigates. Back to work I go. If you’re reading this, you need to go back to work too! Later…