Monday, January 19, 2009

Pissing People Off, I'm Sure...

I’m going to be very un-PC for a moment. But tell me if I speak any untruths. And I’m not picking on the new President. I’m not bitter because he was elected, I’m not mad he will be running our country. He is a cool dude. What he can accomplish is yet unseen but I still stand behind him 100%. I didn’t vote, btw, so don’t persecute me as a McCain fan.

My beef is with the people. Never have I noticed an inauguration as much as this one being pushed by the media. Never have I seen so many celebrities so into a President. Never have I heard so much bullshit.

Our first ‘black President’. It’s all you hear about. But I wonder. I truly do. And think about it for a moment.

Would the non-white people stand behind him as much as they are now. Would the non-white people be hooping and hollering as much as they are. Would the media be all up in the grill about ‘black, black, black”…if our President looked more white?

Because he is only HALF black. He’s HALF white too. Which, apparently, the whole Nation has forgotten. He’s getting all this extra attention because of his SKIN COLOR – which is what exactly I thought non-white people hated bringing to the front & used!

It boggles my mind. I understand if the focus was on how he is not Bush. How he can do his job. How he will change this country. But seriously, if he looked more white, all this shit wouldn’t be over exaggerated. Beyonce wouldn’t be singing for him. Stevie Wonder wouldn’t be bobbing his head for him with all the other traffic jam of stars there. I’m tired of hearing the black card. He’s not all black! If he was – that’d be cool and I’d totally understand and totally agree. BUT HE’S NOT. He’s mixed.

He’s our first mixed President. Get it right. Geez already.

In other news that won’t get me hate comments, my dog goes from bad to good. At first I thought it was her hips, then her spine/back. But the more it continues, I think it might be her belly. I can’t afford to get Xrays to see if it is cancer or something like that. Today, I gave her a bunch of 100% pumpkin (that shit that comes in a can & the vets give to un-plug critters) to see if it helps. Maybe it is something clogged. We’ll start there…because the end thing is a trip to the vet with no return ticket. As much as it kills me, it is worse to see her in so much pain. (I'm sure someone will hope she dies for my first subject matter. To you I say - "Fucker!")

My friend, Curious Mind of Me , made a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. It was neat, intriguing and interesting to see what she put on there. It inspired me to do the same thing. So, as soon as it’s finished, I will put it on the side. (You’d be surprised how long it takes to come up with 101 things to accomplish in roughly 2.5yrs!)

This Saturday is our first meeting for our book club. I chose The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon & The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, which is being made into a movie! I had no idea when I picked it. Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz star in it. Comes out this Dec. so I am excited to read it. I also can’t wait to eat some yummy appetizers!! (I love me my side foods!) I’m not sure what the boys will be doing while the three of us rack up some girly time, but I don’t care either. LOL

Mike’s work told him that everyone had to stick to 8hr days. This sucks. For all of them, including us. The industry relies on OT. They get paid good money, don’t get me wrong, but it allows whatever OT you need…or don’t need, but want. It’s easy extra money. So, shit. We’ve done several things to prepare for it & now we just have to wait to see if it is enough. If not, *shrugs shoulders* - we’ll have to cross that road if we get there. The economy is fucking up a LOT of our friends right now. We’re all in the same industry – construction of some sort. It’s very sad. Very sad.

His boss did tell him that he’d be the last employee to go though, lol. If it came to that, he would go down with the company. That’s encouraging. I can’t imagine a Goliath as big as his work to go down…but all it takes is…wtf was it, lmfao? A rock?! HAHA – I can’t remember.

My work, on the other hand, is surviving. My boss is rich with little overhead. His whole family works there so if it goes, so does his childrens’ jobs. He is sending me to Vegas the first week of Feb to the PMA convention. That is a huge relief to me – I’m worth spending a fully paid trip on!!!

I wish I could do TMI - but they don't post it the night before. Ogr at least before *I* go to bed and I don't have time to come up with good answers early in the morning before I leave for work. But I read everyone else's

I just found out one of our friends from Idaho is coming out Mar 25 - Apr 2. *woot**woot*!! I'm going to bathe, swim & have sex in Vodka. Anyone want to join us??!!

3 comments:

Osbasso said...

"The people" are a funny bunch. Everyone jumped on the patriotism wagon when the first Pres. Bush led us into Desert Storm. After 9/11, those who weren't already bleeding red, white and blue jumped on, too. But there's nothing worse than false or assumed patriotism. There's no foundation for defending that patriotism under those conditions. A similar thing is happening now.

There is no way that we can tell how Obama will do. His speech tomorrow may be one of those that historians will call 'great'. But there's no way to tell until time has its way with him. He could very well turn out to be as bad as, or worse than, Bush (though that would take monumental effort...). But unless I hear that the angels came down from the heavens and presented him to us, I'm going to be quite content to wait until the evening newcasts...

Now about that vodka bath...

Vixen said...

I def. don't disagree with you. Everyone is so willing to jump on any band wagon bc Obama is going to be *GREAT* (insert sarcasm). I think in some ways it's bc people are *needing* to hold onto any hope they can muster up and focusing on him being black helps them.

Whatever.

I'm excited for you that they are coming in. I can't believe I'm going to miss out on Vodka soaked fun. Damnit!

Amorous Rocker said...

I don't disagree with you at all. I agree that the people are eating the media up like there's no tomorrow. It's a big show, kind of like a circus and I wondered about how many people knew anything other than his skin color and the party he represents when they went to vote. I can't add anything else because you said it quite well. :)