Senator George Allen has a career that seems destined in ending with the title President being added to his name. He’s been a governor, a senator, played football, and was son a legendary football coach. The fact that he appears to be a racist will probably only add to his stature, much less hurt him. It’s not as if there hasn’t been a history of all this before. From his use of racial slurs to describe Native Americans as well as Blacks to his affinity to the American symbol of racism, the confederate flag.
What I wonder is: does this cost or garner votes or for Allen?
Four former teamates have confirmed that Allen regularly referred to blacks by using the “N” word; yet he denies it. Our country forgives politicians – the fact that George W. Bush is a second term President just goes to show that, but what Allen has said should preclude him from public office. He may be good at it, and he may have the background, and desire to deal with all the shit that comes with serving our country, but fact is that there are better people out there – people who aren’t racist good ol’ boys. Those people probably ran against him and lost. He is what America wants. No surer sign of the demise of this country than to see that people like him are still elected for office.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and somehow him and others like him will be banished by the voters. We’re on our way to getting rid of Santorum and Catherine Harris. Maybe it’s time someone finally said no to Allen.
It’s been a lazy Friday – and at lunch what did my co-workers and I talk about? Fergie’s song London Bridge. Haven’t heard it? It’s destined to go down in the annals of lyric writing with Milkshake. Here are the inspired lyrics:
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit
When I come to the clubs, step aside
Pop the seeds, don’t be hating me in the line
V.I.P because you know I gotta shine
I’m Fergie Ferg
Give me love you long time
All my girls get down on the floor
Back to back drop it down real low
I’m such a lady but I’m dancing like a ho
Because you know what, I don’t give a fuck
So here we go!
How come every time you come around
My London London Bridge want to go down
Like London London want you to go down
Like London London be going down
Drinks start pouring
And my speech start slowing
Everybody start looking at you
The Grey Goose got the girl feeling loose
Now I wishing that I didn’t wear these shoes
It’s like everytime I get up on the dude
Papparazzi put my business in the news
And I’m gonna get up out my face (oh, shit)
Before I turn around and spray your ass with mace (oh, shit)
My lÃ¯ps make you want to have a taste (oh, shit)
You got that? I got the bass
Oh Fergie – you make me pee my pants. What you too? Good times. Good times.
Almost forgot to do this.
- I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin (The Very Best Of)
- Wishful Thinking – Laura Cantrell (Humming by the Flowered Vine)
- Pug – Smashing Pumpkins (Adore)
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Martina Sorbara (A Winter’s Night)
- Down – Ben Kweller (On My Way)
- Julia – Chocolate Genius (I am Sam)
- Auld Lang Syne – Lou Rawls (Soulful Christmas)
- We’re Just Friends – Wilco (Summerteeth)
- Can it Be True – Elvis Costello (My Flame Burns True)
- How Much Does Your Heart Beat for Me – David Garza (A Strange Mess of Flowers)
Favorite song: I Say A Little Prayer
Least Favorite: Wishful Thinking
Favorite Album (not named Summer Teeth) – On My Way
In an interview Sunday Jerry Falwell said that if Hillary Rodham-Clinton is the 2008 Democratic nominee, conservatives would be motivated to oppose her more so than they would the devil. I hate to agree with him, but this is what has scared me about her as a nominee. The worse thing is that it’s not conservatives that hate her, it’s Republicans.
Democrats can not afford to have a candidate as polarizing as Rodham-Clinton. Last election we chose a poor candidate. We can’t afford to do so again.
My friend (and best man for my wedding) Grace saw this in the supermarket today.
Wonder what the treatment is.
Update: The image is a link to a Wikipedia article. And here is a BBC article about the controversy behind the name.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. I was surprised that there are people that hadn’t seen it, so here it is again.
What would happen if the most famous movie voiceover guys got together? Watch and find out:
I’m in Memphis for work so I’ve decided to let my computer post in my absence.
- Beast in Me – Martin Sexton (The American)
- Wild Country – Shawn Colvin (These Four Walls)
- Live the Proof – Jim Boggia (Safe in Sound)
- Hoist That Rag – Tome Waits (Real Gone)
- Heroes – Jill Sobule (Pink Pearl)
- The Fron – Sergio Mendes (Timeless)
- Virginia Moon – Foo Fighters (In Your Honor)
- There is a A Light that Never Goes Out – The Smiths (Singles)
- He Turns Down – Cat Power (Moon Pix)
- Reason to Believe – Michael Penn & Aimee Mann (Badlands – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen)
Favorite Song: There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Least Favorite: Virginia Moon (all it takes is S-Norah Jones to make the Foos boring)
Favorite CD – These Four Walls
What are yours?