Friday, January 23, 2009


I've been very quiet here on the homey page about the political discussion, but I HAVE been talking everybody else's ears off lately, commenting on other people's political discussions, on other people's homey pages.
Hey, they're the ones that keep bringing it up...
I put myself on a news television black-out immediately after the election because I juuuuuust didn't want to hear it.  I knew what everybody would be talking about, and frankly, I did not care.  As soon as I verified that the guy I voted for won, I shut the damn thing off.
But y'all are talkin'.  So, I got sucked in, and added my two cents.  And since I'm all brazen and don't comment anonymously, I can be found.  And now when I look at my page stats, I notice that half of my visitors, most of whom are new, are visiting from their office computers with the DotGov IP's.  And they're digging through the archives.  Makes me a little itchy.  Thank you for visiting.  Did you need something, or are you going to be one of those creepers that just stands on the sidelines, waiting for me to fall down so you can pounce?
Trust me, I'm boring, and I don't need to be watched.
Well, actually, I'm not boring, but, I don't need to be watched.
Well, actually, maybe I do need to be watched--not because I'm going to do anything bad, but because...I'm not going to get all worked up and emotional like a lot of people do, I'm just going to be all "rational" and tell you a bunch of things that will make worked-up and emotional people FREAK.  You know, like, people who think that they can find stuff in The Bible that says people aren't supposed to love each other...
And then, just so nobody takes me seriously, I'll throw in some bad language.  (Please watch this informational video, featuring Lewis Black, to better understand my opinion of "bad" language.  Thank you.)
So here you go.....after my long, long silence, here it is....The Post About The President:
I looooooooove The President.  Loooooooove The President.  Oh.  My.  God.  Looooooooooove, love, love, love love...When he signed that Gitmo thing and sat there, chatting with the press about what it was that he had just signed and why he signed it, I wanted to reach through my TV and Hug.  That.  Man. 
Looooooooooove The President. 
However, I do get the impression that, because I'm a white girl, some people of color believe that I don't have the right to looooove The President like I do, because to them, this presidency is all about the Black Experience and what the hell could I possibly know about that?
"Zip" is the answer to that question, but, you knew that already, right?  I'll just save you from having to say it.  Hello!?!?!  White girl!  ¡Chica Blanca!   Pretty sure we established that early on...
Does the fact that The President is black hold any significance to me?  Nope.  Not one bit.  I could NOT care less.  In fact, I'm getting a little annoyed with all the "he's a black guy" talk, which is why I shut my TV off in the first place, so, if you don't mind, please stop.  Just stop.  For so very, very long, this country has not had a decent candidate for the presidency.  Seriously--Democrat, Republican--they all pretty much sucked.  You know its bad when you get to the polling place and you think, "Well, this guy sucks, but, not as much as that other guy, so, I guess I'll just vote for slightly less suckage, since it doesn't matter, and we're all going to end up paying for it in the end..." 
PAINFUL politics in this country.  Just damned painful.  No matter who you voted for, you knew you were going to end up completely fucked.  Nobody spoke with even a little bit of common sense, and, as history shows, nobody who got elected was all that hot to really change any of the things that actually matter.  We thought, maybe somewhere along the line, that somebody would be nice enough to not make it ILLEGAL for my friends to get married, or, take a serious look at the gluttonous government WASTE on all levels, or maybe ask around to see what the immigrants are actually doing once they get here instead of threatening to build a damn wall on the Southern border.  Nope.....nobody did SHIT.  Not a one of them offered anything resembling "Hope". 
However, I continued to vote, even when I knew that it was a complete waste of time.  Cuz if you don't vote, you can't complain, right?
Anyway....finally a candidate that didn't suck.  Thank God.  Happy, happy, happy.  Now, please, I'M BEGGING YOU, stop trying to take this away from me because I happen to be a white girl!  I've been waiting a loooooong time for this guy, too!  Why ya gotta go and ruin it for me by acting like I haven't EARNED this shit by having lived through the last several dumb-asses who sat in that chair?  I mean...Big Stupid Guy, Blow-Job Guy, etc....I'm pretty sure that I had to deal with the fall-out of their retardedness, just the same as everybody else.  Can we just be happy that all early indications show that our new president is not a shady fucker?  God knows I am!  You mean....he's just a guy?  Just some guy?  "Normal" guy?  Working guy?  Guy who takes time out of his day to actually give a shit?  What a rare and special treat!  Its a brand new day, people....brand new day.
I'm a little concerned about the people who are saying, "Now the black folks can tell their kids that they can be anything they want to when they grow up, and it will actually be true."  Look, I'm sorry you never felt you could say it and mean it before.  First of all, I'm not sure why anybody would want to BE president in the first place, because it seems like the ultimate pain-in-the-ass gig to me.  I'm also not sure I would ever tell one of my kids that they should shoot for the presidency as a goal.  Oh, wait...never mind.  Both of my children are GIRLS!  Never mind.  (....Didn't like that one?  I have more...)
I'm not speaking for any other white people, but I gotta tell you, I've never met ANY white people who ever said, ever, that a black person could not be President of the United States.  Its not us sayin' it.  Not me, anyway, and not any of my friends--not my experience at all.  Forgive me if I don't understand where you're coming from.  I just don't get that.  Who, in the last 50 years, has said that?  I mean....someone who wasn't a complete dumb-ass, that is.  Yeah...there are a lot of stupid white people.  Lots of stupid black people, too.  Not a one of them deserve your ear.  And if you're listening to them strictly because they are the same color as you, then you, my friend, are a dumb-ass, too.  Don't ever believe anybody who uses the word "can't".  They are ALL full of shit.  "YOU can't get married, YOU can't be president"  Yeah, whatever, dude.  What.  Ever.  If you want something, do the work.  Tah-Da!  Don't whine about how hard it is and how everybody's keeping you down.  "Let him that would move the world first move himself", right?  Just be smarter than those who would use the evil "c" word so you can work around them, cuz they WILL try to stop you. 
(No, not that c-word.  The other c-word.)
So, that's my take on the whole historic presidency thus far...he's doin' good, and, people are placing way too much importance on the fact that he's not a rich white guy.  I'm a big fan of breaks in tradition--they make me happy.  We hired a guy who doesn't SUCK.  That in itself is reason to celebrate.  Please, please, don't make it yet another reason to divide us.


  1. MLK's goal was for skin color to be a everyone.

  2. holy lot of words, shel.

    I'll come back later and read, k?

    Have a good day--gotta get dressed and go out to lunch (teasing!!!)

  3. You're right. You are boring. I bet you like Obama because he'll support your lazy ass! Can you say "Welfare State"?????? No wonder you moved back to Minnesota!!!

  4. My FRIEND! My little friend...

    So, when you say "lazy ass", you are referring to the Work A 50-Hour Week While Raising Two Kids kind of lazy? Yeah...ya got me there. Lazy, lazy, bad I'm too busy making money (too much to be on welfare...damn! I am REALLY missing the boat here!) to wait around for you to grow a pair.

    Oh, I know I shouldn't be so mean...after all, you are clearly dealing with a lot of self-loathing and everything, but I want you to know that you're not alone! Everybody else hates you, too...

    Kisses! Have a great weekend!

  5. Lovely. Terrible what a smart leader and people who like them will do to tiny little minds......

    and I like what you wrote, too!!

    Have a good weekend!

  6. Wow, you're out of bed so early!


  7. I do it just for you, babe!!!

    (Notice also the lateness of the awakeness......if it'll get me any, you know, slack or anything.....)

    (whatcha knittin'? Got pitchers?)

  8. You know as a black chick so I can speak for "us" all. I'm Canadian so I have prob with all the government types linking over to me in a McCarthy-like rampage. I get why you had to turn it all off. I realized it had all horribly wrong when Larry King had Ashford and Simpson on speaking on how this has all affected "our" community(I wish I was kidding). Oh and I think you have just as much right to loooovvveee your new president as I do. And I don't think of it as a jungle fever thing or a who has more ownership in the new president type thing or a he's ours so you can't understand how much we need him to be just ours type thing, I think of it as the first time in our life times that hope was on the ballot thing. And that makes us all feel good.

  9. I know that there is a tendency for any group that has been fighting for a change to lay claim. Its OK...just that the whole damn country needed it. Even those who don't think so--hehe.


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