Friday, September 14, 2007

OUR LOW EXPECTATIONS PRESIDENT GAVE US WHAT WE EXPECTED!!!

One thing about President Bush. Now that he's been in office long enough to know what we can expect from him, he delivers. Our expectations are low and he never disappoints us.

Sadly, I actually had a glimmer of hope last night. While driving to an acting workshop, I turned on KNX here in Los Angeles so I could hear President Bush's speech. I was disappointed in two ways. KNX felt it necessary to constantly interrupt President Bush with "reminders" of what station I was listening to. Like President Bush's ratings, KNX's ratings have been in a downward freefall and they should be doing all they can to not annoy people who will tune in to find out if they're still on the air. Same deal with President Bush. He had a perfect opportunity last night to let us know that he is capable of being "The Decider" who is capable of deciding to change direction for the betterment of us all.

The speech President Bush gave last night did not address the "What for?!?" question many of us have about this "stay the course" business in Iraq. In fact, the speech President Bush gave last night could have been replaced with a recording of a previous speech, a speech that might not have included KNX's annoying interruptions.

Here's the bottom line, gang. Unless Congress has the stones to vote for something dramatically different, we're going to be stuck in the middle of a civil war for a long time. Why?!? Because that's what our low expectations "Decider" has decided. What for?!? Well, it's a darn shame that "The Decider" doesn't have the stones to tell us the real answer to that!!!

Tell us, Mr. President! Please! Tell us! The real reason we're in Iraq. You're acting like Jack Nicholson when he said (in A Few Good Men), You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!!!"

I've got news for you, Mr. President. We can handle the truth! And here's some truth for you! If you tell us the truth, you have nothing to worry about. Because as long as Dick Cheney is Vice President, your job is safe, Mr. President.

A REPUBLICAN WHO "DECIDES" AND WHO KNOWS HOW TO MAKE US SMILE:

We have a Republican in this country who I think would be a terrific President of the United States! And it's a darn shame he's not legally allowed to run for that office.

Arnold Schwarzenegger. Why can a foreign born legal U.S. citizen be allowed to be Governor of California, the United States' Secretary of State and so many other high positions, but they're not allowed to be President of the United States? By the time a person like that has put him or herself into the position of being considered, we already know all we need to know about that person.

Okay, President Bush is an exception.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Anyway, I wish we'd change the law that keeps people like Arnold Schwarzenegger from being allowed to pursue the ultimate dream! If you disagree or agree, I'd love to hear from you. E-mail me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net.

What makes me think of Governor Schwarzenegger is this legislation he signed yesterday that will prohibit Californians under age 18 from using cellphones, text message devices and laptop computers while driving. The new law will take effect July 1, 2008. Schwarzenegger has two teenage daughters. Katherine is driving now and Christina will be driving soon. Schwarzenegger said, "I told my daughters: 'I give you the car. I give you the cellphone, but if I see you one time using both at the same time, both of them are gone.'" He also said the girls would then have to go to school on the bus and, "They know that!" The Governor added: "And I sometimes spy on them! They also know that!"

Governor Terminator said all this with a smile, but no one doubts for one minute that his daughters know he's serious! For you see, unlike the "decider" in the White House, Governor Terminator has the capability of deciding something that makes some sense and who also isn't afraid to tell us the truthful answer to the question, "What for?!?"

We gotta change that eligibility law! But if you disagree....

SHOWBIZ STUFF:

The Emmy Awards will be on Fox this Sunday night.


"The Sopranos" are expected to do well. I hope that my favorite show does well. That would be "Brothers & Sisters" which didn't get nominated for best Drama Series (an outrage), but Sally Field is up for Best Lead Actress, Drama. Rachel Griffiths from "Brothers & Sisters" is also up for Best Supporting Actress, Drama.

Will "American Idol" win an Emmy for Best Reality show? It would be their first Emmy. With Ryan Seacrest hosting the Emmy show and the fact the show and "American Idol" are on Fox, you'd think their chances are good, buuut...

Here's the real burning question about what will happen on the Emmy Awards telecast. Will Ryan Seacrest really sing?!? That's the big rumor! And if he does, will Simon critique Ryan's performance?

Several new films are opening today. The interesting ones to me (include) "Eastern Promises", "In The Valley of Elah", "King of California", "Fierce People" (because I'd go to a theatre to watch Diane Lane do anything), but the film I'm going to watch today is, "The Brave One", starring Jodie Foster.

EDITOR'S NOTE: IF YOU READ THIS BEFORE PICTURES HAVE BEEN ADDED, COME BACK! PICTURES WILL BE UP SOON!

A new blog is written every morning, Monday through Friday and is posted between 7 and 7:15, Pacific Time. Sometimes earlier. Questions and comments can be sent to scottstjames@sbcglobal.net. I do write back.

MONDAY: I'll tell you what I thought about the Emmy winners, Ryan Seacrest's hosting, Jodie Foster's "The Brave One" and anything else that makes me say, "Whaaaat?!?"

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!

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