Monday, March 2, 2009

a little rant...

Ok so I never talk politics on my blog, but today I have to say something. I usually leave the political stuff to my hubby who knows more then I do and can say it so much better. Today I heard two things that I couldn't ignore.
1st I heard while watching Rachel Ray, Chelsea Handler who is known for her "comedy" of making fun of other people say in one sentence her favorite person to make fun of is George Bush. Then not just a few min later she asked who she would not make fun of and one the people she listed was Obama because he is the president and we shouldn't make fun of the president. WHAT!!! In our house growing up we were not aloud to tell presidential jokes my dad used to say it didn't matter if you voted for them or not the were in a position of respect. I hope to teach my kids the same thing. While I am happy to be hearing less jokes about our president the double standard drives me crazy!
The second thing I heard was that Obama is bringing the "family" back together , people are eating dinner together again. Really... I eat dinner with my family because we want to not because any political leader does. Maybe people are beginning to remember what it was like when they were growing up. Or maybe people were already doing that and one has nothing to do with the other. Again happy that more families may be eating together and spending more time together but lets be realistic the pat on the back for that goes to the ones who decided to do it if they can. I have respect for Obama and my friends who voted for him :) but lets be realistic about his role in the country he is not my "hope" for a "new change" for that I place my hope in Christ.
Done now won't take on politics again I leave that to my hubby...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your comments! You go girl!! Miss Melney

Anonymous said...

Way to go Michelle--you can get on your soapbox any day! I totally agree with you!

LH

goose and bear said...

Amen, Michelle! Those things totally irked me, too. I may like the man, but I don't place all my hope in him by any means, nor do I believe he deserves credit for every good thing that happens (such as more families eating dinner together) that are probably not in the slightest related to his being elected president. I think people are eager to place blame on a scapegoat and now are trying to romanticize the presidency once the scapegoat is gone. Time will tell what things will end up being a direct outcome of this presidency and I'm praying they're good things, for all our sakes. But most importantly, I'm praying to GOD and not OBAMA :)

Love ya - I should have made this my own blog post and not a comment on yours. Sorry!

AsH* said...

Amen sista' friend :0)