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I was gone all day today and the first thing to meet my eyes when I returned home was this declaration:

“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” - Michelle Obama

I'm sorry. The arrogance and pomposity of statements like this make me ill. So, are you saying that all hope is embodied in a man who makes pretty speeches, and who has developed an almost cult status despite almost none of his followers knowing anything of substance about him? Are you proud of an electorate who has succumbed to slogans and rhetoric? Is there nothing about this country, it's Constitution, it's history, that has elicited even the tiniest feeling of pride?

Goodbye to you Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Thanks for your frankness. I now know who you really are and what you're made of.

Oh, and on top of this, I now see Obama and the Clintons are arguing about who is copying, stealing, and/or plagiarizing whose words and speeches.

I haven't heard so much whining since 6th grade!

When politicians claim intellectual property rights to words and phrases like change, turn the page, fired up, and words matter, I think we have sunk to a new low in oratorical skills in particular and the use of English in general.

Should you and your fellow politicians want to appropriate a few more phrases and quotes for your stump speeches, check these out:

What me worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

That's all folks! - Porky Pig

It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings - Yogi Berra

I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman. - Homer Simpson

What's Walmart? Do they sell like wall stuff? - Paris Hilton

I'd sooner share my toothbrush with a Democrat. - Maj. Winchester (M*A*S*H*)

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. - Farmer's Almanac (1978)

Change is simple, but it's never easy. - Metaphorsbwithu


See anything you like? Remember where you heard them. ;-)

And to think Robert Kennedy stole his lines from the likes of George Bernard Shaw and George Santayana.


When you've had too much to drink
There's certain things to keep in mind.
Like when you find your hand and underarms are bleeding
Your beer bottle might not have a twist off cap
And don't ever go home with a woman
They call Moose or Vince
And never bet that you can fit your head
inside a glove compartment



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