Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday Morning Observations

Last night I had the unfortunate experience of listening to someone claim that the reason the car makers are having financial difficulties is because they have been forced to go green and make hybrids for the last few years and that this is the reason that the whole economy is failing.  I did what any normal, rational person would do.  I picked up my drink and walked out.  You can't reason with stupidity and now that the election is over I really can't be bothered.

I said I wasn't going to vote for Obama but the California GOP pissed me off so badly that I went ahead and cast my vote for him.  It seems they were so desperate to throw mud that they filed a lawsuit about his using campaign money to visit his sick grandmother.  That wasn't quite as stupid as those who felt that he had his grandmother killed for the sympathy vote, but it was up there in the stupid zone.

Meanwhile over at Open Salon another one of the intellectually impaired wrote a post blaming liberals for causing a future nuclear terrorist attack by voting for Obama.  It is utterly fascinating how the mistakes of the last eight years are being blamed on someone who isn't in office yet.  Typical Republican behavior.  Blame everyone except themselves.

One of the things I've noticed since blogs have become so popular is that a good proportion of people do not know how to spell.  Not just typos, they happen to everyone, but words that have been in the news on a daily basis such as Barack.  It isn't spelled Barak unless you are talking about Ehud.  The word is initiative, not innitiave.  And for Pete's sake, the word is Republican, not Repug.  Shai Shai gets offended every time it is used.

In regards to the First Puppy, I recommend a pug.  The cuteness factor is enormous and they are the comedians of the dog world.  No matter how bad the day gets they can bring a smile to your face and they are tenacious enough to entertain you until you do.

It seems that Italy's Prime Minister Berlusconi has offended some people by calling Obama "tanned".  Being biracial myself, I am not the least offended by the remark.  For most of my life I have been telling people that my skin color doesn't bother me since it is the shade that all those blonds waste time in tanning beds risking skin cancer to acquire.  Not every observation about skin color is racist.  Now it's time to break another color barrier, as soon as we find an albino willing to run for office.