Thursday Politics Soapbox : Obama’s Peace Prize, Climate Change and Rush

As you may have noticed, I've taken a break from the political chatter/current events news here in BougieLand. Quite frankly, I was weary but today I am reinvigorated and have just a few things to discuss. Going in…

  • Dear haters, my President remains the cool kid in the room. He is attempting to bring healthcare to every citizen in the nation while fighting two wars and attempted to repair the economic bag of crapola he inherited. He is a double-degreed rock star currently running the world's greatest superpower and collecting prizes only allotted to three other sitting Presidents in history. What have you done for me lately?

    President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today with class, grace and a speech that even his critics refer to as "motivating." The newest Nobel Laureate acknowledged his humility at being chosen while delivering a conciset defense of war and promising to use the prize to "reach for the world that ought to be." Regardless of what you think of his job as President, you have to acknowledge the brilliance, the talent and the charisma. Here's a clip from NBC:

  • Dear Conspiracy theorists (and Sarah Palin), before you come at me with some "climate change is a hustle" nonsense, I invite to you come down to Dallas where with the wind chill it was 18° this morning. In Texas, today. It snowed twice last week. In Dallas. Okay? Granted, I don't know all I could about greenhouse gasses and CO2 emissions, but even I know that Minnesota weather should not migrate to Texas for more than 2 days in the middle of January. Nor should we have had 18 straights days of temperatures over 100° this summer.

    Apparently there were some e-mails disclosed from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia basically claiming that data from the Institute had been manipulated to further the global warming agenda. Of course, now it's revealed that the emails were over 10 years old and several other data-gathering institutions (including NASA) corroborate the overall theory that the earth's core is heating up and providing us with crazy-ass weather phenomenon. Al Gore addresses all of this in an interview with Slate Magazine.

  • Dear Rush Limbaugh, I don't hate people but you are tempting me to start. You are not allowed to speak for black people. Actually, in my world, you would not be allowed to speak TO black people. Truthfully, in my world you would never speak at all... about anything... ever. But I invite you to venture down any Martin Luther King Boulevard in the nation right around midnight to catch the beatdown you've got coming to you. Here's the latest in a long line of quotes earning you a "Needs a FITA (foot in the ass) Award" from BougieLand:

    I got two more stories in the stack today about how black unemployment is through the roof. Black unemployment is terrible. The black frame of mind is terrible, they're depressed, they're down -- Obama's not doing anything for 'em. How is that hoax and change workin' for ya? They're all livid. I mean, they thought there were gonna be an exact 180-degree economic reversal and it's done nothing but get bad for everybody, but they're especially upset about it because they look at him as one of them, and now they feel abandoned. And I'm sure Tiger Woods' choice of females not helping 'em out with their attitudes there either.

  • Okay, one other quick thing. I know I said I wasn't going to mention Tiger Woods any more but some trifling strumpet (who sold his voicemails and text messages) went on TV yesterday to say she didn't know Tiger was married because he never mentioned a wife. o__O Um… I'm going to have to set aside the mantle of sisterhood here and say – Heffa, I call BULLSHIGGITTY. He's Tiger MF-ing Woods. Are you SERIOUSLY trying to act like you didn't know who he was? Come on, now. Barack doesn't run around SAYING he's the President but I bet you know he is. GTFOH with all that.

And I'm off the soapbox. Anything you all would like to share on Thursday Share-A-Rant day?