NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
As I was leaving my polling site, I actually ran into a candidate I voted for…that’s twice in the last two elections. Am I on a roll, or is a black cat about to cross my path?
I don’t know what to make of this election, other than maybe this is exactly what the nation needed. Perhaps a few unqualified crazies let loose on Congress might wake voters up to take the process a bit more seriously, or at the very least get rural America to quit voting against their own interests. Nancy Pelosi is out as Speaker of the House, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing either. Let’s be honest, she just couldn’t get anyone to come together. It was nice to see so many women candidates win, but I would rather they be on our side. In short, this is really not the end of the world. President Obama couldn’t get obstructionist Republicans to budge on anything anyway, so losing a few seats isn’t gonna change much. And Democrats, take heed…you lost because you failed to use the misguided anger and ignorance gripping this country to your advantage. Taxes are lower, the stimulus worked and didn’t cost us anything because the loans have been repaid, the health care bill is also gonna cover the idiots who voted against it, and we are slowly but surely getting out of two misguided wars. These things I already know, but the rest of the country does not. And why? Because Democrats didn’t sell it. They were so busy assuming that the public knew things were improving they forgot to remind them. And reminders are what voters need. How do you expect to win an election if you don’t run on your own record of achievement? Remember we are dealing with people that misspell their own protest signs and tell the Government to keep their hands off Medicare, a government program. When dealing with a voting public that is 23rd in the world in education and working with an attention span of a fucking squirrel, it would be wise to keep reminding them of the goings on in government. And since fear seems to work, why not remind these people that we have no reason to wave the big, foam “We’re number 1” finger anymore? China has faster super computers, a better railroad infrastructure and a rapidly increasing economy. Brazil is energy independent, and the chicks are considerably hotter. France, yeah France, those snail eating assholes have a better healthcare system than we do. There is a lot we can learn from the rest of the World, and the less we are willing, the further we fall behind. Let’s start with the cessation of celebrating stupid.
And just after writing that, California chimes in with these little gems…One woman candidate did win for the Democrats. State Senator of California Jenny Oropeza got 58.4% of the vote over her Republican challenger, but didn’t respond when I called to congratulate her. Probably because she has been dead for about a month due to a blood clot in her abdomen. It’s not the fact that she was still on the ballot that bothered me, I guess they couldn’t get her name off on time, and it isn’t the fact that she got some votes. It is however, the fact that 58.4% of that district’s voters are brain dead. Wow, maybe these nitwits just aren’t ready for legalized pot. Proposition 19, the measure that would have legalized pot for personal use, was also defeated. Of all the props in this election, this one clearly had the best argument (remember how well prohibition worked?), and democrats were just too afraid to make it. Don’t wonder why you lost.
On a positive note, that Zack Galifa-whatever-the-fuck-his-name-is lighting one up on Realtime with Bill Maher was pretty hysterical
I don’t know if you can count me calling the Giants “the most interesting team” in the playoffs (JB Random Report 10/7/10) qualifies as me making a prediction, but I’m still glad they won. Being a baseball fan, not someone who only knows their own era, I couldn’t help thinking about all the great players that never won a title with the San Francisco Giants, but spent their prime career years there. There must be something great about a city that keeps great players there when they could be winning titles somewhere else. Think about it, when was the last time a great player in his prime actually left the Giants to play somewhere else? Last I checked, Barry Zito, Jeff Kent, and Barry Bonds didn’t flee from the Giants, they went to the Giants. Then think of the Hall of Fame players that spent their entire significant career years in the city by the bay without winning a title. Guys like Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry and the great Juan Marichal. There must be something about that place. I have visited it a few times and can tell you it really is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, but even that comes second to the appreciation this team gets from its loyal fan base. I will always remember the Giants as a team that always had great players, but could never win a World Series. That was true before I was even born, but remember 1993? The year when John Burkett and Billy Swift both won 20 games and Rod Beck and his insane moustache combined for 48 saves? Barry Bonds and Matt Williams combined for 84 homeruns and the Giants ended up losing a heartbreaking one game playoff to the Dodgers that year. Then 2002 when they were one game away from winning it all. Like everything in life, I guess it really was their time.
As for the Yankees, everyone already seems to have penciled in Cliff Lee to the roster, as if there is no way he would go anywhere else. I would rather the guys they already have step it up a bit. It wasn’t the Yankees' $210 million payroll that won last year; it was the desire to win after 9 years of losing.
THIS WEEK’S REASON WHY TERRORISTS WANNA KILL US
OK I have no fucking idea who Demi Lovato is, but apparently she is some former Disney Channel star who has now entered rehab for some reason? Usually I could give two shits but then I thought maybe it was for drugs and alcohol, or a really cool sex addiction? Imagine my disappointment when this idiot cited, “issues with my childhood” because she threw a temper tantrum at a back up dancer. Yeah…I’m sure Charlie Sheen and Keith Richards are shitting themselves. Why do we continue to make people famous who have done nothing? And when is this waste of space finally gonna release a sex tape?