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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stoking the Fire of Stupidity

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band resume their tour tonight in Tampa. This is the band's first gig since the passing of organist Danny Federici last Thursday. Federici's funeral service was conducted yesterday. Just when I thought I could not believe that the human race could get any dumber I was proven wrong. Numerous fans posted on Springsteen message boards their intention of standing across the street from the funeral home despite the home's announcement that the services were private. I don't care how many times you've seen the band or how big of a fan you are, to disrupt a private funeral service just so you can gawk at celebrities mourning their friend is just ghoulish and rude. Get a life people.

Is there anyone who honestly believes that Earth Day means anything?I keep reading about all these "green" initiatives companies are taking in honor of Earth Day but its a one day only thing. At Xmas and Thanksgiving I always promise to spend more time with relatives and friends and never end up keeping that promise. Earth Day is the same thing. The only way to save the planet is to force people to change.....the government will have to legislate the change needed to save the Earth.

The best change to make of course would be alternative fuels. $3.50 a gallon gas prices are the national average now. If President Numbskull had any stones the first thing he would have done after we were attacked on 9/11 would have been to move us off oil. Its way past time to find energy alternatives and affordable ones at that. We need a leader who is willing to take a stand for what's right. Its time to realize that in today's global economy the U.S. isn't the only player when it comes to oil. Billions of Chinese and Indians (the kind in India not the Squanto variety) are driving now too. What we need is a car that runs on body fat...god knows we have a lot of lard asses in this country that aren't doing anything but depleting our Twinkee supply.

Does anyone really care that Suri Cruise just had her 2nd birthday? Why is this a top story today on MSNBC? Lots of kids are having birthdays....and their parents are don't see them getting news coverage. Crap, I even saw a story today that David Hasselhoff is having surgery on his eye...I didn't read the story, saw the headline and that was more than I wanted to know. Plus I hear Lindsay Lohan fell off the wagon....again, I didn't read the story, the headline told me everything. At what point did news and entertainment blur? I saw a commercial this morning that Access Hollywood or Extra, can't remember which, is running a story tonight on the polygamists in Texas. Why? What's the point? What's the appeal of this story anyway? I could understand it if a movie star were involved but how is this story something that should be covered by a crappy entertainment show?

Its not only American banks paying for our loan mess....The Royal Bank of Scotland says it needs 23 billion to cover losses caused by the American banking mess. So I wonder how long it'll take for your tax dollars to bail out foreign banks.....we've already bailed out our own.

Hillary Clinton seems a shoo in to win the Pennsylvania primary today meaning this ongoing election...well, goes on. Filmmaker Michael Moore has joined the likes of Oprah, Bruce Springsteen and well me I guess in endorsing Obama. Moore took a dig at Hillary Clinton on his website saying ""Over the past two months, the actions and words of Hillary Clinton have gone from being merely disappointing to downright disgusting," he writes, saying that she has tried to "smear" Obama — "Like you were nuts. Like you were a bigot stoking the fires of stupidity."

That sums it up pretty well.....we are a nation that constantly stokes the fires of stupidity...

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