I'm not gonna get all politic on you, but for a moment, I'm gonna tell you who I'm voting for in November.
Love the suit.
Why, you ask? I like good rhetoric and don't think that's something that should ever be pointed to as a failing. I've always found that people who say smart things are, (now, hold on to your hat here) smart. I'm all for someone smart leading our country.
But, I'll admit that I've even wavered in the past couple of weeks. I started to question whether the fella you're looking at frolicking in his swimming suit has all the answers. And then I read the transcript of his speech on race that he gave yesterday. It was this statement that struck me harder than any of the great points he elucidated on in his historic speech:
"Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, black and white, I have never been so naïve as to believe that we can get beyond our racial divisions in a single election cycle, or with a single candidacy – particularly a candidacy as imperfect as my own."
I'm floored. A politician who actually embraces the reality that he is imperfect? Someone who follows a destiny to serve his fellow man all while celebrating his own humility?
We may not know how exactly the man I believe should lead the nation beginning next year will deal with health care coverage for all Americans or foreign policy reforms, but I know one thing. I want Barack Obama to lead our nation because I believe he will help guide us to a place of compromise and civility that is sorely lacking in our current culture.
Barack Obama is imperfect. And for me, that was the perfect thing to hear.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I'm going to win The Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
End of sentence. Done. I'm convinced, I'm winning the thing.
I recently was sent my first Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes packet. I opened it, and did something I never do with "junk mail" like this. I read it. This shit is not junk, friends. It's my destiny.
I looked through the pages tucked in the envelope, decided it was true that I had to buy nothing, and because of my intense sleuthing skills, I was able to find the two stickers I needed to clip and paste on a piece of paper. By doing so, I was able to discover that there are companies in business that sell things like art sets and potato scrubbers for Publishers Clearing House consumers. God love them for contributing their hard earned cash to what will be my eventual winnings.
I must emphatically state the following: I AM NOT A PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE CONSUMER! I'M ONLY A FUTURE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE WINNER!
I read the Sweepstakes facts that were included in my packet to find that I could enter more than once. So, in addition to my original entry, I will use the four remaining stamps in my possession to mail in a four-pack entry. In separate envelopes, of course, as the Sweepstakes Facts clearly spells out. I'm a reader, see. I'm so going to win because of my superior intellect.
I'm bringing this bitch down. I'm breaking its back. And I'm going to be filthy rich because some family from Kentucky loves to buy matching doggie and kittie figurines for the in-town and country trailers they claim as part of their familial estate.
When I win, I hope to react a bit like the chick in the towel in the following video. I will take her cue and prance around my neighborhood in just a simple bath wrap, fresh from a bracing scrub I've had contemplating what to do with my cleverly snatched lucre. If anyone has a problem with that, tough luck. I will be grossly rich with all that Publishers Clearing House fat cash, so I will be an unstoppable force in the world financial market.
Watch and learn. And just wait for my announcement of the vast riches I will soon be awarded.