Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nothing To See Here

I know, I haven't blogged in a week, but I just couldn't think of anything to say. I was in a pretty good mood all week, so I couldn't whine and bitch and complain as usual. And, I'll freely admit that I still don't have an idea. But, I'll try.

I can't say that I'm particularly pleased about President Obama's choice of Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee. I'm not particularly disappointed, either. I just don't understand it. I was hoping he would realize that there could be perfectly qualified people outside of Harvard and Yale. And, although I'm not anti-Catholic or anti-Semitic, it seems to me that there would probably be lots of Protestants out there, maybe in the Mid-West, who could qualify. I'm just sayin'.

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What in the world are those poor people in Florida, and others along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico going to do? What is BP going to do? What is anyone going to do, besides play the ever-popular blame-game? I can imagine the frustration and helplessness.

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Here we go, again. Another interim election, and another purge of incumbents. Bob Bennett cried harder than Jimmy Swaggart when he lost the other day. Maybe we, as voters, are beginning to wise up and start holding our own representatives accountable, instead of blindly re-electing them for years and years. Could it be that we have finally realized that some of our long-time representatives are not actually doing what we sent them to do? We tend to protect our own and condemn the other states' congressmen/women. It's time to face the music and tell our representatives that we are watching them and keeping track of their votes. Then, if they don't straighten up and stop voting to please the lobbyists, we can boot them out and get someone who will keep our interests in mind. It's a lot easier to get rid of a representative who has only served one or two terms than one who has served for thirty.

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Heard on the news that Joe Biden's son has had a mild stroke. Maybe it's a good thing he decided not to run for Dad's senate seat. The stroke might have been a lot worse. I hope he has a quick recovery.

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It seems that a bulging disc isn't the worst of Tiger Woods' problems. His wife has filed for divorce and gone back to Sweden, apparently. And his "swing coach" has quit. Wonder which one Tiger will miss most.

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I asked my son what tea-bagging was, and he replied, " There are just some things a guy won't tell his mom about." So, I Googled it. And, now I know why he didn't want to talk about it.

Sometimes I wish I weren't so curious.

18 comments:

Peggy said...

LOL - Betty! Good thing Google is around to explain certain things.

Thanks for your gazette on recent news. The Supreme Court Judge thing would have passed un-noticed.

Linda said...

I agree with your gazette on recent news other than I think Elena Kagan is a good pick given what he's facing from the Republicans. Under different circumstances I too would probably choose someone else.

kenju said...

Now, I am sorry I'm curious too. Ew.

Olga said...

Is it something to do with politics?

Susan said...

I looked it up as soon ans the snickering started...

Looking to the Stars said...

I'm going to google it right after this

Hadn't heard about Biden's son, I hope his healing is quick and his recovery fast.

Tiger screwed the pooch on this one, didn't he. I know he has learned from this but what a terrible price. I feel sorry for his kids. I hate to say it but I think he'll miss the coach and I just slapped my hand for typing it :)

have a good one :)

alwaysinthebackrow said...

I found out what tea-bagging was long before there was a political party that was using the name. I couldn't believe that they would use that term. But, then again, it is not inaccurate..........

Betty said...

Everyone: Well, I can see what caught your attention! lol. And, Olga, I wouldn't say it had anything to do with politics. Looking to the Sun: If you blush easily, Google it when there's no one else around. You've been forewarned.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am glad you were a good mood for your arteries sake but missed you.
Hope they find the cause of Joe's sons stroke. That sure is young.
The scary thing about BP is that they are not alone. Those darn things are all over and seems no one has a good shut off mechanism. We could be in for a complete horror show in the future as these things age and decay.
A late night host put me on to looking up "teabagger" so I did the search. Seems accurate to me.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Well for someone who didn't know what she was going to post about, you did a pretty good job Betty. hope Joe Biden's son will be fine.

Okay, okay...I'm a little afraid; but I'm going to Google now to read what everyone else read. Bad Betty... ~Joy

Darlene said...

Joy beat me to it. I was going to say the same thing. So I will - you covered a lot of territory and covered it well.

The 4th Sister said...

I Googled it weeks ago and it made me ill.....Then I saw a picture of a woman older than me with a big ole sun hat on with about 20 tea bags hanging off it, I thought...That lady ought to Google that word..

Betty said...

Ark. Patti: It just gets harder and harder to think of anything to say.

Joy and Darlene: Don't say I didn't warn you.

The 4th Sister: She sure should. She'd never wear that hat again. lol

NitWit1 said...

I think I'll skip the definition as it seems to speak for itself.

Dianne said...

isn't it funny how teabagging sorta/mostly suits the party that took up the name

I don't feel one way or the other about Kagen - I can't remember the last time I felt so turned off to and disappointed in politics and govt and all that

詩涵 said...

完成一個小目標,會把自己推向一個大目標

Grayquill said...

Imagine, a whole post on so many topics and I could not find one thing to disagree with you on.
Is this a sign of hope or the end is near?
Thanks!

Betty said...

Nitwit1: Good call.

Dianne: I've been pretty turned off, lately, myself.

Grayquill: I warned you that I'd bring you over to my side. Or, the end is near.