Wednesday, January 21, 2009
If it's Wednesday, then I'm wondering WHY? and today a RANT!!
Okay, I know that every Wednesday is a wondering why.....and I do have some pressing questions......
If I haven't mentioned it before, I HATE milk. Milk and cheese and the like... but ever since my trainer, The Princess of Pain, informed us that 8oz of chocolate milk was the PERFECT recovery food - the right amount of protein, carbs and sugar to replenish the muscles, WHY can I now suddenly drink it? Really?! Is it because Purdy pretty much walks on water for me? Is it because I believe EVERY word out of her mouth? Is it because my drive for perfection in my body is stronger than my hatred of milk and I can now somehow choke down a quick 8oz?
If Tiburon falls down during yoga whilst in the tree pose, and no one is around, will she still make a noise?
WHY does Tuffy's Physics teacher need to make his grade calculations so complicated? Is it because he is a physics teacher and therefore smarter than the rest of us? WHY? It just confuses us..... really. Simplify dude.
And now, for the biggest question of all. Warning - it's going to proceed a rant the size of which I haven't spewed in quite some time. You may want to just go ahead and quit reading now. You may or may not agree with me and I may nor may not get hate comments. But whatever. This is my blog and I can do whatever I want to. You don't like it? Go rant on your own blog.
WHY WHY WHY the Obama love-fest??? Really!?!?!? Okay, I get it. He is the first African-American president. I get the fact that it is historic for that reason. But really, the way the media is treating him, you'd think he was the long-awaited messiah. ENOUGH ALREADY!! He hasn't DONE anything yet, but talk.
WHY the uber-extreme hype over this particular inauguration? For the very fact that it is historic, shouldn't that mean that we have reached equality in this nation and therefore his inauguration should have been just like every other incoming president? If we are all equal, then why did his merit such extra special treatment? It's like the chicken and the egg I suppose. How does one answer that question? It's historic, but for the very reason it's historic, it should have been equal to every other presidential inauguration.
And don't get me started on the benediction. Taken directly from the text.
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen."
What the??!!!? When was white NOT embracing right? As a Caucasian, I just got seriously dissed! And as part "brown", I have always been allowed to stick around. When was I asked to leave? I don't remember that......
I found an interesting commentary on Glenn Beck's site that is worth reading
It does give food for thought.
Now, let me state for the record. There isn't anyone who wants President Obama to succeed more than I. It's in all our best interests for his administration to be successful. And I pray every day for divine assistance for him and those he chooses to surround himself with. That being said though, I am afraid of his known associates, but I am even more afraid of his unknown associates (yes, I do think there is more to his story than we know).
And finally, I am sick and tired of the love-fest! I am tired of hearing nothing on the TV but the Obama's, the O'bama's, the O'bama's. He's in, he's president. Now let's move on and see what he does.
Whew, I feel better. Take it or leave it, I got this off my chest and now, I too am determined to move forward. I'm turning off the news channels and finding a good re-run of Law & Order.......
Happy Wednesday and if anyone has the answers to my burning questions, do please, enlighten me.....