Wednesday, August 13, 2008
What I I Have to Say About...
John Edwards. Just shut up. Classic case of someone who is only sorry because they got caught. I'm sorry, but seriously. It is great that you and wifey are "best friends" and "soul mates" and so on and even renewed your wedding vows (whew - vows are upgradable!) but it's too late in the eyes of the public, at least with me it is. I'm sure you don't care John Edwards because I am not the one married to you. Is everyone else saying, "how stupid do you have to be to be skirting around with the other woman when there is paparazzi and tabloids just mouth watering for the chance to bust you!?" Affairs are bad in any case but I just don't ever have any sympathy for such high profile individuals who reason on the level of a junior high school kid. Not to mention this man was running for president! Did he not consider that PRESIDENT at one time was THE position that Americans looked up to? kids wanted to become???
Michael Phelps. Being named "the greatest athelete of all time" is a stretch for me. I have no doubt that he is an INCREDIBLE swimmer. But this guy is still new and has more time to put in, plain and simple. Comparing him to such great names as Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, etc. is just a little uncomfortable for me. Prodigy turn legend over night, meh.
What are your thoughts?
Ok, did anyone hear about or see the cute, little, pigtailed, Chinese girl that sang "Ode to the Motherland" at the Olympic opening ceremonies? Read about it here.
Basically, the original vocalist wasn't deemed cute enough to stand in the spotlight at the opening ceremonies so the little girl that we all saw was just miming the words. That is just wrong.
In local news, a school bus in South Alabama overturned while driving down a MUDDY, unpaved, backwood dirt road. Students only suffered minor injuries but parents are in uproar and demanding seat belts be placed on school buses. The state superintendent is telling the public that in order for a decision such as mandatory seat belts to be implemented it must be backed by research so a study is being done at the University of Alabama to test the effectiveness of seat belts on school buses and this study is going to take three years... OK???? First of all, I would hate to load my child up on a bus that had seat belts knowing that they were only there for research on effectiveness. Is someone standing around hoping that a bus runs off of a bridge or gets hit by a train to see how well the seat belts work collectively after three years so that then MAYBE we can put seat belts on all school buses because, "well, yep seat belts saved lives." Second of all, how about pave your driveway. I'm not talking to the individual families here but a school bus wasn't exactly designed for off-roading, you know?
Does anyone have any good news?