Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!"

How many years ago was it when we saw "Mission Accomplished" on that boat George W. Bush flew onto? Well, he didn't accomplish that "mission", but he did (successfully) accomplish the mission of leaving Washington yesterday.

And we the people, successfully accomplished the mission of getting a refreshing new leader as our President of the United States, something that became official a little after noon, Eastern time, yesterday.

I agree with those who said that President Obama's Inaugural Address wasn't the best speech he's ever given, because it didn't have that magical "something" in the way it was delivered.

But what President Obama DID SAY, was REAL!!! Real as in, President Bush left a pile of very deep doo-doo that needs to get cleaned up and TO get it cleaned up, will require a lot of work and sacrifice for ALL of us!

In other words, no phony baloney about how easy it will be now that we have our new "HOPE" President!

Short Commentary: And it's about TIME that we were told some REALITY about the sorry condition our United States condition is IN!!!

Does Rush Limbaugh have a CLUE, or has he LOST all sense of reality?!?

First of all, I call your attention to an excellent column written by James Rainey in today's Los Angeles Times that's headlined, "He's already Rushed to judgment". Rainey cites several examples of spoiled baloney that Rush is feeding his hypnotized flock about things that give new meaning to the word ABSURD!!!

And I have my own example for why I turned Rush off and haven't listened since. Before Obama WON the election, Rush and that other idiot, Hannity, were howling to the moon about how this recession doesn't/didn't even EXIST!!! But NOW, these clowns (who really should be circus acts) not only say that this recession really DOES exist, but it's OBAMA'S FAULT!!!

The LOGIC behind this lunacy? Rush and Hannity don't have to deal with logic. The recession has been going on for more than a year. Bush's White House ADMITTED that in DECEMBER!!! But Rush and Hannity count on people who will believe ANYTHING they say! And to be fair, that's been a LARGE group of people. But here's a newsflash for both of these jerks. A number of their loyal listeners are beginning to realize that THEY are hurting and HAVE been hurting for quite a while and Rush and Hannity, by not acknowledging that, are exposing themselves as charlatans who are mouthing what their rich masters are telling them to say or they're exposing themselves as BEING TOTALLY OUT OF TOUCH!!!

It won't happen overnight, but sooner, rather than later, the old Don Meredith song that used to be sung on Monday Night Football will apply to Rush, Hannity and others of their ilk: "Turn out the liiiights...The party's over!!!"

BACK TO YESTERDAY'S INAUGURATION!!!

The Inauguration ended yesterday with a Benediction that was written and delivered by the Reverend Joseph Lowery. The whole message was quite lyrical and while it was good and nice, it didn't really grab me until the final paragraph and that paragraph REALLY grabbed me!

And here it is..."Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back...
When brown can stick around...
When yellow will be mellow...
When the red man can get ahead, man...
And when white will embrace what is right.

Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.
Say amen.
And amen!"

ECONOMIC NEWS!!!

In the last little more than 3 weeks, gas prices have gone up 32 cents a gallon in this part of the Los Angeles area.

Because I spent a lot of years in the radio business, my heartfelt concern goes out to HUGE numbers of radio professionals who have lost their jobs in the last couple of days and also to those who haven't lost their jobs (yet), but who are suffering through multiple pay cuts.

Our major banks are asking for more bailout money. They first got clobbered by the housing mess which they helped create, but after getting bailout money for that, they now need more bailout money due to all the people who have filed for bankruptcy because of bank credit card debt people can't pay.

ENTERTAINMENT STUFF:

Have you watched any of the episodes of the new season of "24"? I have seen every episode of "24" since they came on the air. Here's a question for you. Do you think that "24" has become a bore? I mean, am I the only one who thinks this show has given a new definition for the word "predictable"?

This past Sunday, the cable network Showtime presented the first episode of the final season of "The L Word" and the first episode of a new show called, "United States of Tara".

The "United States of Tara" is a Steven Spielberg production that stars Toni Collette as a woman with multiple personalities. And she's surrounded by a terrific cast of supporting players who play her husband, sister, son and very beautiful daughter. I liked the show a lot!

"The L Word" is a show I thought I wouldn't like when it first came on the air, but I got hooked on it and have loved it ever since. Sunday night's episode lived up to their high standards and I will miss this show when it comes to an end.

Did you see "Desperate Housewives" this past Sunday? It was their 100th episode. A special number and they made this a special show. It was all about a handyman played by Beau Bridges who dies while fixing something for one of the neighbors on Wisteria Lane. You saw him die at the beginning of the show. The rest of the show was about how the handyman had a memorable encounter with all the women on the show and we saw each woman remember that encounter.

This was an absolutely WONDERFUL episode and if Beau Bridges doesn't get an Emmy nomination for this, then the Emmy's aren't WORTH getting nominated for!!!

THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net. If you write to the blog, I won't see an email address from you so I won't be able to write you back.
When you write to scottstjames@sbcglobal.net, you will definitely get a response from me.

THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforseen circumstances, the next blog will be written next Wednesday, January 28 and figures to be posted sometime that evening.

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