Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Opinions Are Like Elbows - Everyone Has Their Own

I get a kick out of all the daily ranting and raving by the supposed pundits, journalists and other media types, especially when the subject is about politics and/or celebrities. The media, whether they be television, radio, newspaper or magazines, always have some "breaking news" that they want you to hear, usually motivated by potential monies and/or ratings to be earned.

In the case of politics, it is no secret that while the candidates attempt to make their usual holier than thou remarks, their camps are heavily engaged in any and every way to discredit and bury their opponents. It is, in fact, a contest..., a form of war if you will, and the stakes are high. There always has been, and always will be, mudslinging and derisive comments in politics. It is just the nature of the beast.

Each side has their followers and proponents, from the highest level down to the citizen on the street, and they all have their opinions. Whether their opinion is correct or not, the fact remains that each citizen will cast their vote based on their opinion.

One would think that each candidate would simply step forward, state his or her platform and tell the American public what he or she intends to do. Unfortunately, this is not the case and with the help of the media (especially CNN), the presidential race has been turned into a bizarre form of American Idol, and is being based and judged by the masses as such. The end of this political soap opera is rapidly approaching and by next year, one of these two media darlings will be running the United States and American Idol will return to regain its place in the limelight, dazzling and delighting America's children.

All things considered, I present to you an alternative candidate for your consideration as president. I can't guarantee that he'll be a better president, but he just as honest and he can't be any worse.


Vote for the late Junior Samples for president of the United States. The number is BR-549.

In the case of celebrities, the incessant demand for news, pictures and scandals boggle my mind. Who is with whom, who's doing whom, baby pictures, drunken pictures, picture pictures, ad nauseum. The demand for such things have bred an animal commonly known as the paparazzi.

These scumbags will do anything for pictures and information regardless of any physical, mental or financial distress to the subject they are pursuing. Their actions are fueled by the enormous amounts of monies being paid by the various magazines, ofttimes referred to as "Rags."

Gossip has always been a form of social entertainment and will always continue to be. I've often thought I'd rather be the subject of gossip than be the one doing the gossiping. My instincts tell me the one being gossiped about is having a lot more fun. But, that's just me.

The Pictures: The animal kingdom brings us today's pictures. They're quite animated and I think you'll enjoy them

This Date In History: 1149; The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is dedicated at the site where Jesus is said to be entombed after his crucifixion. 1916; William Boeing and Conrad Westervelt found the Pacific Aero Products in Seattle. The following year they rename the company the Boeing Airplane Company.

1918; Near the Marne River in northeastern France, the second Battle of the Marne in World War I begins. The Allied victory in the three-week battle halts the German drive toward Paris. 1971; President Richard M. Nixon announces his plan to visit China as a step toward reopening relations with the country.

Birthdays: Rembrant Harmenszoom van Rijn, Dutch baroque artist considered to be one of the greatest painters in the history of western art (1606). Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, first U.S. saint (1850), Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher (1919), Linda Ronstadt, singer (1946).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Garnett, author of My Brain Is In Pain for this AREA 51 story.

Two aliens landed in the Arizona desert near a gas station that was closed for the night. They approached one of the gas pumps and the younger alien addressed it saying, 'Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace. Take us to your leader.'

The gas pump, of course, didn't respond. The younger alien became angry at the lack of response.

The older alien said, 'I'd calm down if I were you.' The younger alien ignored the warning and repeated his greeting. Again, there was no response.

Annoyed by what he perceived to be the pump's haughty attitude, he drew his ray gun and said impatiently, 'Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace. Do not ignore us this way! Take us to your leader or I will fire!'
The older alien again warned his comrade saying, 'You probably don't want to do that! I really don't think you should make him mad.'
'Rubbish,' replied the cocky, young alien. He aimed his weapon at the pump and opened fire. There was a huge explosion. A massive fireball roared towards them and blew the younger alien off his feet and deposited him a burnt, smoking mess about 200 yards away in a cactus patch.
Half an hour passed. When he finally regained consciousness, he refocused his three eyes, straightened his bent antenna, and looked dazedly at the older, wiser alien who was standing over him shaking his big, green head.  
'What a ferocious creature!' exclaimed the young, fried alien. 'He darn near killed me! How did you know he was so dangerous?'
The older alien leaned over, placed a friendly feeler on his crispy friend and replied, 'If there's one thing I've learned during my intergalactic travels, you don't want to mess with a guy who can loop his manhood over his shoulder twice and then stick it in his ear.'
That's it for today my little taxi dermists. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


ksquester said...

I really enjoy your U-tube/Jr. Samples for Pres.  I am so sick of reading about people who do not matter considering the people who are sick, living from paycheck to paycheck, are serving their country, gas prices, home foreclosures, etc. This country has already been sold out.........in so many ways.  That should be on the front pages.   Anne

rjsisti said...

OH my goodness, between you and Garnett..............I'm guaranteed to roll off my chair laughing.  Hey, careful, I'm an old babe and can't afford to break any bones!

I loved the UTube!  Too funny!

I think the paparazzi should be following you and Garnett around Area 51...now that would make for some good headlines and photos!

Hugs, Rose

jmorancoyle said...

    My feelings exactly on the subject of politics. Because I am a small town reporter, it irks the crap out of me when 'the media' leads with a breaking story that has nothing to do with nothing. And I get so tired of either politicians making something out nothing.

lsfp1960 said...

Ahhhhhhhh Junior Samples,  I always liked a guy in bibbed overalls.  I hear that People Magazine is paying 20 million dollars for pictures of the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt twins.  That is down right obscene when they are other little children going to bed hungery at night and no roof over their head. But, the stupid consumers will buy that magazine whether they can afford it or not. Linda in hot and icky Washington state

midwestvintage said...

 The Zebra picture was amazing.  I vote for Junior.


shrbrisc said...

I am with you I am voting for Jr lol

garnett109 said...

I voted last 2 times for Br-549 and all we got was dubbya

bamawmn46 said...

Oh, and btw?  I have 2 elbows, so I get a second opinion! <grin>

bamawmn46 said...

I'm so tired of politics. BTW, the newspaper boy told me to say hello to you. I ran into him this morning! <grin>


fowfies said...

I admit it, I was a Hee Haw watcher. ;) Kelly