Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Media Mayhem

The media is really starting to make me angry and the pundits need re-examine their thinking. Imagine this.... you live in a state that has not voted yet and you turn on the TV and there are the assholes at CNN reporting that for all intents and purposes, the democratic nominee has been decided. Makes you really want to go out and vote, huh?

At what point in time do you stop a national vote with the supposition that the elections are over? I was under the impression that the elections are over when the final votes are tallied. It's bad enough that the media predicts the winner even before the polls open , then declares the winner before the polls close. You don't think that this influences the vote?

The elections need to be revamped and the nation should vote on the same damned day, thereby making every vote count indeed! In the interim, I think the media needs to report the results on a non-biased basis until all states have voted and stop intercoursing around with public opinion. Then again, that's just me.

The Month Of May bring us horse racing with the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness. It also means auto racing at Charlotte Speedway and Indianapolis Speedway with Memorial Day weekend racing events, the Charlotte 600 and the Indianapolis 500. Its a good month for horses and horse power. Should be fun ! 

From The Celebrities You Love To Hate Dept: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the refrigerator, former "View" co-host Star Jones has teed off on Barbara Walters' honky ass for writing about her!

In Walters new memoir, "Audition", she criticizes Jones for her unwillingness to discuss her gastric bypass surgery on the air, thus inferring that she had lost 160 pounds over three years by diet and exercise. Walters also criticized Jones lavish wedding and her acceptance of wedding gifts in return for promotion (Jones filed for divorce from banker Al Reynolds in March of this year).

Jones told Us Weekly magazine, "It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book. It speaks of her true character."

The Pictures: T-Shirts I'd like to see - There's one for everyone - Which one would you like to see?

This Date In History: 1429; During the Hundred Years' War, the siege of Orleans ends when French troops led by 17-year-old Joan of Arc drive the English from the city. 1794; Antoine Lavoisier, French scientist who is considered the founder of modern chemistry, is guillotined by the revolutionary authorities in Paris, France. 1886; Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents a beverage he names Coca Cola. 1945; V-E Day (Victory in Europe) officially goes into effect on the day after Germany surrendered unconditionally to Allied forces. 1967; World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali is indicted for refusing to be inducted into the U.S. Army for religious reasons.

Birthdays: Edward Gibbon, historian and author (1737), Jean-Henri Dunant, Swiss philanthropist and Red Cross founder (1828), Edward Wilson, author and critic historian (1895), Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States (1884).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

Recalling my last divorce, I remember the judge saying to me, "Mr Sullivan, I have reviewed this case very carefully and I have decided to give your wife $775 a week." I said, "That's very fair your honor, and every now and then, I'll try to send her a few bucks, myself."

Becoming single again does have its benefits. I can tell my girlfriends where I live and I can leave the toilet seat in any position I damn well please.

You have to stay in shape when you're single. I remember my ex-mother-in-law started walking 5 miles a day when she was 65 years old. She's 83 now and I have no idea where she is.

Thoughts: I always wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets. Do illiterate people get the full benefit of alphabet soup? I hate working out. My philosophy is no pain. no pain ! I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's the best they're going to feel all day. A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. Without question, the best invention in the history of mankind is beer. Granted, the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel doesn't go nearly as well with pizza.


That's it for today my little cocoa nuts. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


nhd106 said...

I like the t shirts...well, MOST of them!


lsfp1960 said...

Amen on the election business.  I believe we should all vote on the same day & absolutely NO media coverage should be allowed until ALL the votes have been counted.  I am just sick of the whole thing.  They make it worse & worse everytime we go thru this.  No wonder people don't feel motivated to go out & vote. By the time November gets here I may feel the same and besides...I may be in Florida in November and will miss the chance to vote.  Love the t-shirts.  Linda in Washington state

robinngabster said...

Cats in heat...lmao!  That is funny!

ksquester said...

"Then again, that's just me"  indeed!  I agree, but it won't happen.  Star Jones must eat sh*t for breakfast!  Pleeeease!  She whored out her wedding for freebies, lied and expected her co-hosts to lie too and then she knowingly married a gay man, who is screwed here?  I think it is Star(less)  Then againt, that's just me!   LOVE YOU JIM!   Anne

mpnaz58 said...

Barbara Walters is disgusting with her story...she took her career and shattered it to pieces by sensationalizing her book to make a buck.  Not that I care for Star Jones, but she stated very well the true character of Ms. Walters!
xoxo ~Myrs

garnett109 said...

loved the cartoon!

lanurseprn said...

Totally agree with you on the media. It's ridiculus!
And Star...well.....I just never liked her much.  Nuff said.

midwestvintage said...

 I dislike the media and the biased news.  However I really love the cartoon.  Would Shithead go for that?


shrbrisc said...

You are not alone I have said this a thousand times we are one nation and we should all vote on the same day... this is ridiculious and it drags the shit out too long ... sorry I am getting a little tired of the media myself I refuse to watch cnn until it is over the cartoon lmao
have a great weekend