Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Witless Media's At It Again !

Questions and investigations are fair tools for the media but some questions just make you wanna reach over and b*tch slap the questioner. This feeling came over me today when I read the current question regarding John McCain's birthplace and if he's  legally eligible to run for president. As per the United States Constitution, the president must be a "natural born citizen."

Mr. McCain was born on a military installation in the Panama Canal Zone, where his mother and father, a naval officer, were stationed. The ambiguity regarding the definition of a natural born citizen may need clarification. If, however, the clarification means that sons and daughters of U.S. military and citizens serving their country abroad are ineligible to run for the oval office, then I'll be the first to tell anyone and everyone that if they serve their country abroad and have children there, the children will not be eligible to run for the presidency.

The mere thought of the legality of the this idea is preposterous. The thought that the media has brought up this question only months away from the GOP convention, as opposed to the day that Mr. McCainran for the presidency the first time, is conniving and smacks of prejudice.

Methinks the media have more sway on the voting for the president that people realize and should begin policing their own lest they become little more than the paparazzi that continually hound and harass the likes of Britney Spears.

I strayed from my usual Wednesday foray into AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe and went to see my pals, Emilio and Melina. After some tasty chicken fingers that were prepared by Melina, we sat down in the family area. Emilio (with his trusted advisor, Mr. Belvedere) and I (with my advisor Johnny W. Black ((gold label I might add)) played dominoes until 3:00 a.m. My screen is a little fuzzy today. 

The Pictures: Today's photographs, some of which were sent to me by my pal, Gipsy, include more of the political cartoons that have hit the scene when Fidel Castro stepped down.


This Date In History: 1849; The California is the first ship of gold seekers to arrive in San Francisco, California. 1854; The Republican party is founded by a coalition in Ripon, Wisconsin. 1922; The British government announces it's acceptance of Egypt's wish to become an independent state, but states that Great Britain will retain considerable influence as well as control of the Suez Canal. 1984; Michael Jackson's album, "Thriller",  wins an unprecedented eight Grammy Awards.

Birthdays: Vincent Minelli, motion picture director (1910), Leon N. Cooper, physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1930), Mario Andretti, Indianapolis 500 winner and Formula One Grand Prix champion (1940).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My Perfect Martini sent me her opinion on "Why Men Have Better Friends"

Friendship between Women:
A woman didn't come home one night. The next morning she told her
husband that she had slept over at a friend's house. The man called his
wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it.

Friendship between Men:
A man didn't come home one night. The next morning he told his wife that
he had slept over at a friend's house. The woman called her husband's 10
best friends, eight of which confirmed that he had slept over, and two
said that he was still there.

And From Jimmy's Corner:     T-G-I-F

A business man got on an elevator in a building. When he entered the elevator, there was a blonde already inside and she greeted him by saying "T-G-I-F".

He smiled at her and replied "S-H-I-T". She looked at him puzzled and said "T-G-I-F" again. He acknowledged her remark again answering "S-H-I-T".

The blonde was trying to be friendly, so she smiled her biggest smile and said as sweetly as possible "T-G-I-F" another time.The man smiled back to her and once again replied with a quizzical expression "S-H-I-T".

The blonde, irritated, finally decided to explain things and this time she said "T-G-I-F... Thank God It's Friday.... Duh ! Don't you get it?

The man answered , "Yes I do, sweetie...S-H-I-T.... Sorry Honey It's Thursday."

That's it for today my little bungle bees. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

Great Pictures Loved the stuff on Castro
I think you hit it on the head with Mcain but I just think he is to old for the position of President

slapinions said...

It might be my paranoia at work, but the attempts to discredit McCain lately seem awfully bold but also awfully transparent. I read the citizenship story this morning and wondered how any reporter was given enough rope to research it, and how any editor approved it.


mpnaz58 said...

You are like the energizer bunny...just keep going and going and...we'll you get the idea!  I am so sick of the media and the whole political game...Is it November yet?  
xoxo ~Myra

bamawmn46 said...

Great T-G-I-F joke! Cracked me up....

Agree with the McCain stuff. I nominate the press for coming up wtih lame crap at this point.

Cute pics today...


shrbrisc said...

I totally agree, I loved the joke it was so cute I have a nominee for your cat awards this week , people who allow their small children stand up in shopping carts... lol

bvaneps834 said...

It is amazing all the stuff you can come up with every day.I have trouble once a week or so. we like to play dominoes too---Chicken foot, Mexican train or just with double 6's----adding the ends to make multiples of 5---think I like that one best!  Barb