Friday, April 13, 2007

We're listening to who?

Okay, I'm not going to try and defend Imus. His comments were not only filled with ignorance and seething with hate, they obviously should never have been made. But I will utter these words only once more, Imus should not have been fired.
First of all, while his comments were stupid and racist they were filled with a certain form of admiration. If you listen carefully to the whole conversation the context of the situation becomes more clear. Imus was granting the women a begrudging form of respect, though it was made in the stupidest of ways. Al Sharpton of all people should understand the need for being aware of context, just look at his history.
The larger problem associated with the Imus firing is that he is being forced into the role of a scapegoat for a much larger problem in the society as a whole. Imus as an authority figure did have a responsibility for the information presented on his show. But since when have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson been the voices of American conscience. It is funny that when double standards exist for white males, the idea is thrown aside because he still made the comment. So as a white male I am forced to put up with such double standards and yet women and minority groups get off scott free. If Sharpton would demand such a change in the dangerous black culture I would not have such a problem. But to demand such conditions and to expect more just because he was white. If there is one message I could send to any black political party it is distance yourself as much as possible from the dinosaurs of the classic civil rights movement. Times have changed and so should your leaders.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Collapse of the politicos

Much ado about nothing could be used to describe the current presidential conditions. Or rather much ado about empty economic numbers. Hillary Clinton (I refuse to use that pretentious third name) has apparently performed an economic miracle in raising $26 million. Pundits all about are swooning over her vicarious ability to reach those numerous and prosperous middle class supporters. Never mind that a vast amount of said money was previously raised by her senate campaigns. Nothing like year old green left overs. I'm certain the delicious BBQ sauce the modern media slathers her in doesn't hurt either. MMMM, full of shit democrat, nothing tastes better.

Of course what else could make the rounds on CNN but the fact that Barak Hussein Obama (I will use his middle, and no I am not misogynistic) matched Clinton, in a smaller period of time.His $25 million is made even more impressive by the fact that it was given by 30,000 more donations. Everyone meet the black, skinny Bill Clinton.

Yet because I am neither a fan of either Clinton or Obama (although I would prefer Obama), the truly scary number belongs to that Mormon republican. My ears ring with the scary thought of a Romney - Ginrich 2008 ticket. He raises $23 million and is ignored by the modern media for the most part. That he is primarily unknown will work to his advantage. If the democrats really want to worry wait till Romney's numbers jump starting late this year.

Are we ever gonna have a strong presidential candidate? Forgetting the fact that Al Gore will run once he gets the nobel peace prize.