We’ve all had our off moments, we misspeak, cross our references and end up sending the sci-fi community of the world into a tailspin. Isn’t it the worst?
Well, proving that he is in fact human and not infallible, during a press conference on Friday President Obama uttered the phrase: Jedi mind meld.
For all of those saying “huh?” right now, congratulations! You are not a dork. Read the rest of this entry
For the U.S. of A. it’s hard to ignore what the big story of the week was. On Monday we came together for a moment of national pride, tradition, and (dare we say) unity to commemorate the beginning of President Obama’s second term. So naturally everyone wants to know if Beyoncé was lip-syncing or not.
Forget the fact that President Obama made history by being the first president to address same-sex marriage in his inauguration address.
Try not be distracted by President Obama’s choice of bibles— the Bible Abraham Lincoln used in 1861 at his first inaugural ceremony and a “traveling Bible” used by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Also, please completely ignore the fact that the openly gay Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco is the first Latino poet to be invited to read at the inauguration. Oh and he also happens to be the youngest.
After all, this whole lip-syncing issue is a national crisis. Beyoncé will be performing at the Super Bowl half-time show.
If she thinks its okay to phone in the national anthem at the inauguration, we shudder to think what she might do at this most sacred of all unofficial American holidays.
We can only hope that the strength of the Union will carry us through these trying times and on to a bigger and brighter tomorrow. God Bless America.
I hear they lip-sync too…
Now before the victors continue their victory dance and the losers begin to regroup, let’s take a second and think about what really happened yesterday.
We’ve once again elected a leader in a democratic fashion, without any violence.
Voting is a right we have without fear of retaliation. It truly is an amazing thing.
We may not all agree with everything our elected leaders say and do, but we have a right to disagree and voice those disagreements.
Okay, now that we’ve taken a moment, feel free to return to your respective sides.
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Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s been a long election season. I think it’s fair to say that if you haven’t made your mind up now, you should consider flipping a coin. Then you might consider taking a long hard look at your community awareness and seriously pay more attention to the affairs of this nation and your own life. Seriously.
But I digress, this is not a reprimand. This is not a campaign. We’ve all had enough of that.
I won’t ask you to vote for my candidate. I won’t ask you to vote for my issue. I won’t ask you to vote for change or vote for America.
This is a soapbox free zone. You’ll get enough of that at approximately 100 feet away from your local polling place.
I (on behalf of 2WC of course) have one thing to ask of you all today : GO VOTE!
Vote for you (not literally, unless you’re on the ballot), vote for the people you care about (same story), vote for whatever reason gets you to the polls today.
It’s your right, it’s your duty, and yes, it does matter. Happy election day!
With less than one day to go until decision time, some of you undecided voters out there might be getting a little nervous, as you should be.
After all, your vote (combined with your fellow indecisive voters) could be the determining vote in this election (possibly).
At this point, let’s face it, if the issues haven’t swayed you one way or the other they’re probably not going to. So what are your options?
Well, you could go the traditional route of voting for the candidate whose billboard, bumper sticker or attack ad you see last before entering the polling location. But that seems a bit unreliable.
You could also base it on the fairly accurate “Halloween masks” statistic or the incredibly accurate “cookie tasting contest” statistics (Obama should win according to both). But those both seem almost too reliable.
If you’re looking to mix it up you could go with the “last laugh” approach.
A study of the presidential race recently revealed that Mitt Romney has been the butt of the joke more than twice as often as President Obama.
Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing depends on which way you lean. Which I guess if you’re undecided you probably don’t know which way that is?
Well, if all else fails you can always draw names out of a hat. Now you’ll just have to decide which hat…it never ends._________________________________________
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