Thursday, February 21, 2008

Candidates And The Media - From My Point Of View !

I'm a little surprised at the timing of today's New York Times' assault on John McCain, especially since this situation came up and was dealt with eight years ago. It seems to me that front page articles would be current news and if the media were to search all of the minuscule closet skeletons of all the candidates, we'd would not be voting because there'd be no candidates. It's rather easy to sit in the dark and cast aspersions, but then again, it's the New York Times.

As I have a republocrat, id est, centrist or independent mentality, I normally choose the best option, not the party nor the legislation. If one were to simply type Barack Obama's name into one's search engine, checking Wikipedia, one would find that the first term, junior senator was elected almost by default as the senator from Illinois because the favorites in the primary and then state races withdrew due to scandal and Obama's republican opponent was nominated three months prior to the state election. One might say he was elected without any opposition.

It would not be necessary to even search the Internet in the case of Hillary Clinton because her misfortunes have been in the headlines for years thanks to Bill and Monica.

In a time when more votes are cast for American Idol, the witless musical(?) soap opera, than for political elections, maybe it's time to put our priorities in order.

The United States military successfully destroyed the ailing, aging, satellite last evening, narrowly missing two witches, three UFO's and the moon, which had its hands full performing its patented lunar eclipse trick.

In More Important Matters, I have some questions for everyone. Aside from myself, who of you in J-Land subscribe to and/or play Pogo? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Then again, who's Chuck?

The Pictures: Since we're on the subject of politics and casting aspersions, let me cast a few of mine via the medium of photography. I found a few headlines and subjects, that under ideal conditions, we'd all like to see.

This Date In History: 1795; The National Convention formally separates church and state in France, allowing public worship in private homes. 1885; The Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., is dedicated. 1965; Black activist Malcom X is shot dead at the Audubon Ballroom, in Harlem, New York. 1992; American skater Kristi Yamaguchi wins the Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating.

Birthdays: Leo Delibes, French composer (1836), Sam Peckinpah, motion-picture director (1925), Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman to win a seat in the Texas Senate (1936).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Being a musician, I've compiled some of my favorite musicians and songs for the older generation.

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Walker

The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Hip

Bobby Darin - Splish Splash I Was Having A Flash

Ringo Starr - I Get By With A Little Help From Depends

Roberta Flack - The First Time I Ever Forgot Your Face

Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now

Paul Simon - Fifty Ways To Leave Your Liver

The Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grape Nuts

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping

The Temptations - Papa's Got A Kidney Stone

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore

Willie Nelson - On The Commode Again    

Grandma's deaf

Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs, "I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE. I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO. I PRAY FOR A NEW VCR..."

His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the little brother replied, "No, but Gramma is!"

That's it for today my little goobers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


bamawmn46 said...

I Pogo plus, I know a Chuck. But, I'm not sure how much wood he chucks.

I'm sick of this election. It's beginning to make my tummy hurt.... I think I need a Bloody Mary.


shrbrisc said...

I agree the election is dragging I wish it was over all ready, as for who they sleep , or have sex with I could care less come on people what we do in our bedrooms or other rooms could very well not get us elected so who cares as long as they are two consenting adults .

nhd106 said...

I'm a pogo'er...used to do it more often though.

love the joke.


lanurseprn said...

These candidates are scaring me, to be honest.  I still can't believe this is all we have to choose from.
I play Pogo...but not all of the time. It's mostly a late night insomnia activity for me LOL!
Have a good night!

garnett109 said...

Pogo? That's a stick right?

mpnaz58 said...

I don't play Pogo, and I don't watch American Idol...and I don't even know who I'll vot for.  Sad, when the current candidates are our only choices!  I agree that the NYT article on John McCain is just another one of those "timing" things...isn't there other news worthy of reporting??  
xoxo ~Myra

ma24179 said...

I'm not voting for any of them, I don't like my options. (((HUGS))) -Missy