Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

A statement about the state of the nation…

I reluctantly watched the state of the nation last night and was actually very moved.  I was reluctant because for whatever reasons, I’ve got a complete and almost paralyzing fear of what will happen if President Obama ends up doing what most other politicians doing – making a lot of promises and not delivering.

My mistake was watching the address on the CNN/Facebook collaboration.  What I observed was interesting however.  There were obviously a lot of supporters, but there were still those disgusting jerks who had to make their hateful comments about Dems and their fellow countrymen as though they could do a better job if they were in office.

I learned something again though before I get to my favorite parts…I learned that people that project negativity do so, because they hate something in themselves.  I’m no exception…I’ve been known to harshly criticize someone or something, only to realize that I exhibit the same trait and really only hate that about myself.

So, no more listening to the assholes, defintely no support of Fox or anything Rupert Murdoch because they’re just too angry, and no more taking personally the words of people that are completely insecure with themselves.

Now, onto the highlights…

nancy-pelosiFirst, I don’t know Nancy Pelosi personally so I cannot talk about her as though I do, but I had motion sickness from all of her standing up and clapping.  Nothing wrong with showing support, but talk about giving new meaning to being a jack-in-the box.  Nancy, if you ever get the chance to read this, please wisely choose your standing points next time ok?

Some of the lines that I absolutely loved and remembered mostly because I do believe that if we all work at it, we can accomplish some very amazing things here:

“Take responsibility for our future once more”

“The most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge”

“We cannot afford to govern out of anger or the politics of the moment”

“It’s not about helping banks, it’s about helping people”

“Dropping out of school is dropping out on your country”

“For seven years we have been a nation of war – no longer shall we hide the price”

I’m hopeful, to say the least – hopeful that we can make some great strides as a country and get over the petty in-fighting to truly be the United States of America.

Let’s see how the movie plays…

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Life In General, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Decision ’08 Presidential Results

History in the making…

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November 4, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Could it be a message?

I don’t know, seems like some of this stuff just fits right now.

10) The Logical Song – Supertramp – “Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical.  Liberal, fanatical, criminal.”

09) Invincible – Pat Benatar – “This shattered dream you cannot justify.  We’re gonna scream until we’re satisfied.  What are we running for?  We’ve got the right to be angry.  What are we running for?  When there’s nowhere we can run to anymore.”

08) Lost! – Coldplay – “You might be a big fish in a little pond.  Doesn’t mean you’ve won.  ‘Cause along may come a bigger one.  And you’ll be lost.”

07) Velvet Rope – Janet Jackson – “We have a special need.  To feel that we belong…This special need.  That’s within us.  Brings out the best yet worst in us…Put others down to feel us up.  Oppressing me will oppress you.  Outside leave judgment, outside leave hate.  One love’s the answer, you’ll find in you.”

06) How Soon Is Now – The Smiths – “You shut your mouth.  How can you say, I go about things the wrong way?  I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does.”

05) People Are People – Depeche Mode – “So we’re different colors, and we’re different creeds.  And different people have different needs.  It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong.  I’ve never even met you so what could I have done?  I can’t understand what makes a man, hate another man – help me understand.  People are people so why should it be, you and I should get along so awfully?”

04) Colors of the Wind – Vanessa Williams – “You think the only people who are people.  Are the people who look and think like you.  But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”

03) New Power Generation – Prince – “Pardon me for living, but this is my world too.  I can’t help it what’s cool to us, might be strange to you.  Pardon me for breathing, can we borrow some of your air?  The problem with you and your kind is you don’t know love is there…Pardon me for thinking, but there’s something under my hair.  I bet you thought the lights were on, but no one’s living there.  You think that if you tell enough lies, they will see the truth.  I hope they bury your old ideas, the same time they bury you.”

02) Freedom – Robert Miles – “Free – everyone is free.  In the new day that’s coming, freedom for all is our destiny…Freedom from shame.  Freedom from fear.  Freedom to live.  It’s your right to be here.”

Drumroll please…………..

Tied for number 1 is:

01) Breathe – Two of Cups – “We tend to forget, we’re all the same.  We all have joy, we all have pain.  But if we would remember, how beautiful it would be.  If we breathe.”

01) Waiting on the World To Change – John Mayer – “Now we see everything that’s going wrong with the world and those who lead it.  We just feel like we don’t have the means, to rise above and beat it.  So we keep waiting for the world to change…Now if we had the power to bring our neighbors home from war, they would never have missed a Christmas.  No more ribbons on their door.  And when you trust your television, what you get is what you got.  ‘Cause when they own the information, they can bend it all they want.  That’s why we’re waiting on the world to change.”

Now discuss…

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Music, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments